#ECNLAYW | MALLORY PUGH

  • August 29, 2014

RICHMOND, VA (August 29, 2014) – The 2014-15 ECNL season is dedicated to celebrating the Amazing Young Women that have helped mold this league into the top female youth soccer platform in the world. As part of the campaign, ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories.  Mallory is a current ECNLer (Real Colorado), and currently the youngest member of the U20 US Women’s National Team.  She just finished playing with the U20s in Canada for the U20 World Cup, and she is committed to play at UCLA in the Fall of 2016.

Q:  PB&J or Grilled Cheese? 
A:  PB&J

Q:  What is the name of your favorite hometown restaurant? 
A:  Chipotle

Q:  Who has been your biggest soccer inspiration? 
A:  Messi

Q:  Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 on how weird you are.  
A:  9.9

Q:  What celebrity would you invite to a dinner party and why? 
A:  Beyonce because I am just a tad obsessed with her.  😉

Q:  What comfort food cures a bad day?  
A:  For sure ice cream

Q:  What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear “Reality TV”? 
A:  Keeping up with the Kardashians

Q:  If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which would you chose and why? 
A:  Sports Illustrated because it would be an amazing experience

Q:  Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo? 
A:  Neymar

Q:  What is the most unusual thing that has happened to you on vacation? 
A:  I swam with wild sea turtles

Q:  What would you do if you won the lottery? 
A:  Donate half to help kids with special needs

Q:  It makes me feel uncomfortable when ________. 
A:  When you say bye to someone and you walk in the same direction

Q:  Paper or plastic? 
A:  Plastic

Q:  One thing you wished you knew at age 12? 
A:  How to drive a car

Q:  In five words or less, what is it like to wear the US National Team jersey? 
A:  An amazing, unforgettable moment

Q:  What is your favorite ECNL memory? 
A:  Making it to the national final and meeting Mia Hamm

Q:  What is your favorite board game? 
A:  Monopoly

Q:  If you could design a soccer session (that you got to participate in), it would consist of ____________. 
A:  World Cup the whole practice!

Q:  Favorite movie quote:  
A:  Hey, don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something.  Not even me.  All right?  -Pursuit of Happiness

Q:  ECNL prepared me for ___________. 
A:  trying to be the best player I can be.

Mallory, thank you for sharing your story!  You are and Amazing Young Woman!  #ECNLAYW

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About Elite Clubs National League

The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (ECNL) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States. ECNL’s mission is to improve the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league, to improve the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams, and to improve the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through the development of best practices for its member clubs. The ECNL is sponsored by Nike. The National Guard is the official military branch of the ECNL. For more information, please visit http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com or follow ECNL on Twitter, @theECNL.

*Credit www.ussoccer.com for the pictures