Ella Shamburger - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#22 Ella Shamburger


Class Graduate
Hometown Atlanta, Ga.
High School The Westminster Schools

2022 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Third Team
2022 All-SEC Second Team
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC All-Tournament Team
2020 All-SEC Second Team
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Second Team
2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Third Team
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 All-SEC Second Team
2019 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/3/19)
2018 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Second Team
2018 Top Drawer Freshman Second Team
2018 All-SEC Freshman Team

Career as a Commodore:

  • First four-time All-Region selection in program history
  • Believed to be most experienced Commodore in program history, totaling 8,839 minutes on the pitch with 97 starts and 97 appearances
  • Scored five career goals with seven assists for 17 points
  • Contributed to 40 clean sheets

As a Fifth-Year (2022):

  • Started all 21 of Dores’ matches this season
  • Totaled team-high 1,869 minutes on the pitch
  • Netted her first goal of the season with a penalty kick against Providence (Aug. 28)
  • Scored game-tying goal with 30 seconds left at Auburn (Sept. 30)
  • Went 3 for 3 in penalty kick attempts
  • Tallied 8 points off 4 goals on the season

As a Senior (2021)

  • Started all 19 contests for the Commodores
  • Scored her first collegiate goal against Pepperdine (Sept. 5)
  • Tallied three points off a goal and an assist
  • Sent eight shots off with two on goal
  • Recorded career-long two-game point-streak with goal against Pepperdine and assist at Lipscomb (Sept. 5- Sept. 21)
  • Tied career-high 110 minutes in double overtime draw with Florida (Oct. 31)

As a Junior (2020): 

  • Started all 15 games she played in throughout the season
  • Earned Second Team All-SEC honors for the second year in a row
  • Was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team
  • Captained the Vanderbilt back line, helping the unit secure seven wins in the team’s final eight games of the fall season to win the SEC Tournament title

As a Sophomore (2019): 

  • Played and started all 21 games for the Commodores
  • She registered three assists for the second straight year
  • Led the team in minutes played for the second straight season (1,858)
  • Named to the All-SEC second team

As a Freshman (2018):

  • Shamburger was the center defensive back all season for the Commodores as she started all 21 games this season
  • She was a part of a strong Vanderbilt defense that only allowed 14 goals all season
  • She led the team in minutes played with 1,776 minutes on the year
  • She also logged three assists coming against Georgia and two against Murray State.


  • Major is Medicine, Health and Society
  • Has two siblings, Logue and Denton Shamburger
  • Sister Logue plays soccer at Alabama
  • Aunt and Uncle attended Vanderbilt
  • Three-time state champion at The Westminster Schools (2015-2017)
  • Two-time region champion at The Westminster Schools (2016, 2017)
  • Teamsnap first-team Spring All-American
  • Team Captain with Tophat Soccer club team