- U.S. National Team: WNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: May 20, 1982
- Height: 5-9
- Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
- Club: St. Louis Athletica
A converted forward, she earned her first three caps at defender with the USA in 2005, before working her way into the team full-time in 2006 and earning a spot on the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team … 2008: Took most of the year off from soccer to have her second child … Did play in four matches for the USA at the end of the year on the Achieve Your Gold Tour … While playing forward, she scored her first career goal for the WNT against China on Dec. 13 in a 1-0 victory at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. … 2007: Played in 13 matches in 2007, starting five, one at the Four Nations Tournament in China and two at the Algarve Cup in Portugal … A member of the USA’s 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team, she played in three matches at the Women’s World Cup, her first world championship tournament, totaling 90 minutes of play … At the WWC, she played against Nigeria, the homeland of her mother Eka … 2006: Had an excellent performance at the 2006 Four Nations Tournament, starting all three games in the center of the defense and playing every minute of the competition as the USA won the title … Started two matches at the 2006 Algarve Cup … Started 10 of the 14 matches she played … Youth National Teams: Played with the U.S. Under-21 National Team in 2004. First Appearance: July 10, 2005, vs. Ukraine … First goal: Dec. 13, 2008, vs. China.
Allocated to St. Louis Athletica for the inaugural WPS season in 2009 … Played with the Seattle Sounders women’s team in 2003 and 2004, helping them reach the 2003 W-League semifinals ... In 2003, she scored three goals in three regular-season appearances and netted five goals in three playoff games, including a pair in Seattle's Western Conference final win at Vancouver … Helped the Lake Oswego Soccer Club win the 1998 and 1999 state championships and advanced to the regional quarterfinals in 1999 ... Also played for the Columbia Premier Soccer Club, which was coached by her dad … Also played one season for the Highland Eagles when she was a freshman in high school.
The 2003 and 2004 Pac-10 Player of the Year, the first player in history to win back-to-back conference player of the year awards ... Completed her career as Washington's all-time leader in goals (43) and points (99) … Led the Pac-10 Conference in goals as a junior (13) and as a senior (16) …Washington’s school record holder in career game-winning goals (18) and shots (231) ... Netted two hat tricks during her career and registered 13 multiple-goal games … As a senior in 2004, she was honored as an NSCAA Second-Team All-American in 2004 after leading the Huskies to the best season in the program's history … Washington posted a 17-5-1 record and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championships ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second consecutive season … Selected to the NSCAA Second-Team All-Scholar team … Tied UW record for most goals in a season (16) … As a junior, she played all 21 games, starting 19 ... Was named the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year with UCLA defender Nandi Pryce ... A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Her 13 goals as a junior nearly equaled the goal output from her first two years combined when she netted seven goals each season ... Was named to as an honorable mention to the All-Pac-10 Academic Team … As a sophomore, she played all 20 games, starting 17 of them ... Led the team with three game-winning goals … Opened the season with her second career hat trick, against Arkansas … As a freshman, she played in all 20 games, starting 10 of them ... Led the team with seven goals and ranked second on the squad with 14 total points despite returning from a year-long absence from soccer participation due to the birth of her daughter ... Registered a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Idaho … A four-time Greater Saint Helen's League first-team honoree at Hudson Bay High School ... Named the GSH league MVP in 1998 and 1999 ... Served as team captain her final two years ... Hudson Bay won three Greater Saint Helen's League championships and reached the 1998 state quarterfinals ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Placed eighth in the 100 meters at the 1999 Washington state championships ... Honored as the Randy Myers Foundation Female Track Athlete of the Year in 1999.
Full Name is Christina Jo Ellertson … Maiden name is Frimpong … Father, Joe, was born in Ghana and mother, Eka, was born in Nigeria ... Twin sister, Crystal, played soccer at the University of Florida ... Has two daughters, MacKenzie, who was born on March 8, 2001, and Mya, who was born on May 4, 2008 ... Originally signed to play college soccer at Santa Clara in 2000, but never took classes there and sat out the 2000 fall college season ... Served as senior class secretary of the student government at Hudson Bay High School ... Threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game during the spring of 2004 ... Majored in economics … Loves to cook and in fact, took cooking lessons after she finished college, but wants to get better cooking Nigerian food … Her favorite snack is Wheat Thins … Enjoys spending time with her family and taking her kids to do fun things, such as going to the park, zoo and soccer practices.