Ellliot Fauske entered the 2014/15 season with news that he may never step foot on the field again. After experiencing recurring effects from a non-soccer related traumatic head injury 2008, doctors told him he couldn’t play. He continued promoting the team, delivered the radio and TV commentary for game broadcasts, and did countless community and school appearances. In late January, he heard the news he’d been waiting to hear for months. The doctors cleared him to play again. Without wasting any time, he was added to the lineup and played in the team’s next game against Harrisburg, a 21-12 win. Having the Warrior back on the field started the playoff energy within the team and helped the Lancers finish with the best season in team history. He finished the year with three assists and earned the team’s Community Dedication Award for the third year in a row.
Fauske has been with the Rochester Lancers since 2011. In the 2011-12 season the “Mohican Warrior” earned 8 points for the Lancers. During the 2012-13 season, Fauske had 14 points. In the 2013-14 season, Fauske scored a total of 13 goals, earning 32 points and helped raise $11,544 or Camp Good Days & Special Times. For every goal Fauske scored, Cellino and Barnes donated $888 to the charity organization.
Fauske played four years for the Kitsap Pumas outdoor team that competes in the USL’s Premier Development League. He helped drive the Pumas to victory in the 2011 PDL Championship.
Fauske played four years at Seattle University. As a senior, Fauske and his team advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
Fauske is the son of David and April Fauske and has an older brother named Otto.