|College:||Wake Forest (2009)|
Liz Skeels enters her fifth season with Pacific Field Hockey after spending four seasons at Wake Forest University, where she served as a valuable utility role for the Deacons in the center back position. In just her sophomore year, Skeels worked her way to a starting role on the team and helped lead the squad over the final years of her career at Wake Forest. While on the team, Wake Forest's successes included four trips to the NCAA Field Hockey Championship and a victory at the ACC Championship in 2006.
In 2008, Skeels was selected as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference's (ACC) All-Tournament Team, after the team advanced to the post-season and helped hold opponents to an average of 1.8 goals per game. Skeels was named Second Team Regional All-America the prior year after she was ranked fourth in the ACC in the game-winning goals category in 2007.
For her excellence on the field, Skeels was given the opportunity to coach for the United States Field Hockey Association Olympic Futures Training Program from 2005 to 2009. There she served as a skills coach and evaluated/selected athletes for the National Futures Tournament.
During her prep career, Skeels spent a year playing for the under-18 Rüsselsheimer Ryder Klub Field Hockey Club in Rüsselsheimer, Germany, from 2003 to 2004. Skeels spent the year as the team's midfielder and forward, netting 21 goals in tournament play across Europe.
Elizabeth Skeels originally hails from Mount Airy, Md., and completed her Bachelor's in Anthropology at Wake Forest University in the spring of 2009. She is currently resides in Stockton with her husband Derek and is pursuing a Masters in Educational Administration and Leadership.