ECNL College Impact | The Southeastern Conference
RICHMOND, VA (December 2, 2015) –The Elite Clubs National League College Impact series catalogs the huge impact the ECNL has had on college women’s soccer since its founding in 2009. Across college soccer, the “ECNL player” has become the epitome of the next generation collegiate soccer player and collegiate soccer star.
The ECNL College Impact can be measured by the number of ECNL alumni that have moved on to collegiate soccer, and highlights the ECNL’s effect on collegiate athletic conferences all over the United States. This week, the ECNL examines the Southeastern Conference.
The SEC includes the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, and Vanderbilt University.
The ECNL College Impact for the SEC includes all payers currently active on SEC rosters:
- 213 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the SEC – more than 56% of the SEC.
- There were 66 ECNL alums in the 2015 SEC freshman class, 60% of the class.
- 10 players on the 2015 SEC First Team are ECNL alums, nearly 77% of the award winners.
- The SEC Offensive Player of the Year (Savannah Jordan) and Freshman of the Year (CeCe Kizer) are ECNL alums.
- 7 of the 11 players on the All-Freshman Team are ECNL alums.
Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the SEC for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:
|Savannah Jordan||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Jorian Baucom||LSU||SC Del Sol|
|Addie Forbus||Ole Miss||Birmingham United|
|Savannah McCaskill||South Carolina||CESA|
|Casie Ramsier||Auburn||Solar Chelsea|
|Courtney Raetzman||Kentucky||Sockers FC|
|CeCe Kizer||Ole Miss||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Mikaela Harvey||Texas A&M||Lonestar SC|
|Claire Falknor||Florida||Ohio Elite Soccer Academy|
|Candace Johnson||Missouri||Dallas Sting|
|Raina Johnson||South Carolina||Charlotte Soccer Academy|
|Haley Pounds||Texas A&M||Challenge SC|
|Simone Charley||Vanderbilt||Birmingham United|
|Sarah LeBeau||Auburn||Eclipse Select SC|
|Emma Welch||Alabama||Concorde Fire|
|Taylor Troutman||Auburn||FC Bucks|
|Katie Cousins||Tennessee||Richmond United|
|Emily Bates||Texas A&M||Dallas Texans|
The ECNL is providing a highway to SEC college soccer – and the ECNL College Impact in the SEC is growing. Join the ECNL, and start your journey to the SEC school of your dreams!
The ECNL is more than four letters – it is the best platform for female soccer players in the United States, and the vision and goal of the best clubs, teams, and players in the country. Become an ECNL athlete and start your path to college soccer now.
To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in the Southeastern Conference, click here.
About Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.