Eli Beard
Eli  Beard


Portland, Ore.

High School:
St. Mary's Academy




Madden and Beard on All-BIG EAST Championship Team

Pair honored for their role in MU’s quarterfinal win over Xavier


Morgan Proffitt earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

Eli Beard also on the weekly honor roll for scoring the BIG EAST title-clinching goal in OT on Friday

Career Highlights

  • 2017 All-BIG EAST Championship Team
  • 2017 All-Marquette Invitational Team
  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)

2017 (Sr.): Started all 20 matches in which she appeared at midfielder as a senior, scoring four goals and adding four assists ... Set up Darian Powell for an assist in the shutout win against Drake (8/25) ... Scored her first goal of the season from 40 yards out in the 69th minute of a victory at Louisville (8/27) ... Posted the match winner against Mercer (9/3) and was named to the All-Marquette Invitational Team for her play against the Bears and Central Michigan (9/1) ... Picked up an assist in a win over Rhode Island (9/10) ... Notched an assist at Milwaukee (9/17) ... Dished an assist in a win at DePaul (10/5) ... Scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 BIG EAST quarterfinal win over Xavier (10/29)
2016 (Jr.):
Appeared in 16 matches for the Golden Eagles as a junior and scored her lone goal of the year in overtime on Oct. 28 against DePaul to help MU earn the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST tournament and a share of the league's regular season title ... Played a season high 46 minutes in the season opener at Nebraska on Aug. 19 ... Played in all three postseason games for MU against St. John's in the league semis, at Georgetown in the BIG EAST title match and at Wisconsin in the NCAA First Round.

2015 (So.): Appeared in 13 matches and made a pair of starts for the Golden Eagles as a sophomore ... Started the season lid-lifter against Utah (8/21) and the BIG EAST opener against Creighton (9/27) ... Played a season-best 48 minutes against the Utes and saw 25 minutes of playing time against the Bluejays in her last start.

2014 (Fr.):
 Scored a pair of goals and posted one assist as a true freshman in six starts and 18 matches ... Made her collegiate debut in Marquette's season-opening 3-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago (8/22) ... Scored the game-winning goal against New Mexico (9/5), which was her first collegiate goal ... Recorded her second goal of the year, also was her second game-winning goal of the season, in MU's 2-1 victory over LSU (9/21) ... Notched her first career collegiate assist in MU's 1-0 victory over Villanova (9/28).

Prior to Marquette:
Beard was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at St. Mary's Academy ... Named to the all-league second team as a freshman and sophomore ... Team leader in goals and assists during her senior season ... Named a scholar athlete on three separate occasions.

Personal: Born on May 23, 1996 in Portland, Oregon ... Daughter of Leslie and Peter Beard ... Father ran Cross Country and Track for Willamette University ... Has two sisters, Netanya and Batya, as well as a brother, Rishon ... Majors in criminology and law studies.



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