ECNL College Impact – The Southeastern Conference
RICHMOND, VA (November 1, 2016) –The Elite Clubs National League College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact the ECNL has had on college women’s soccer since its founding in 2009, and which increases every year. Across college soccer, the “ECNL player” is the epitome of the next generation collegiate soccer player and collegiate soccer star.
The ECNL College Impact is measured by the number of ECNL alumni that have moved on to collegiate soccer, and by their contribution to collegiate athletic conferences all over the United States. This week, the ECNL examines the Southeastern Conference.
The ECNL College Impact for the SEC includes all players currently active on SEC rosters:
- 239 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the SEC – more than 62% of the total players in the SEC.
- There were 88 ECNL alums in the 2016 SEC freshman class, 77% of the total class.
- 11 players on the 2016 SEC First Team are ECNL alums, and 82% of the overall award winners are ECNL alums.
- The SEC Offensive Player of the Year (Savannah McCaskill), SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Kaleigh Kurtz), SEC Freshman of the Year (Sarah Luebbert), and SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Casie Ramsier) are ECNL alums.
- 100% of players on the SEC All-Freshman Team are ECNL alums.
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.
With 100% of the All-Freshman honorees, more than 80% of the overall conference honorees, and more than 75% of the total freshman class, it is clear where the future SEC stars are playing youth soccer.
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:
|Bri Folds||Auburn||BOCA United|
|Haley Pounds||Texas A&M||Challenge SC|
|Rylie O’Keefe||Tennessee||Colorado Rush|
|Gabby Seiler||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Julia Lester||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Mikayla Krzecowski||USC||Concorde Fire|
|Savannah Jordan||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Danielle Rice||Texas A&M||Dallas Sting|
|Kayla McKeon||Arkansas||Dallas Sting|
|Lauren Selaiden||Missouri||Dallas Sting|
|Qyara Wintson||Arkansas||Dallas Sting|
|Stefani Doyle||Arkansas||Dallas Sting|
|Sophie Groff||USC||Dallas Texans|
|Marissa Bosco||Kentucky||Eclipse Select|
|Maya Neal||Tennessee||Eclipse Select|
|Paige Bendell||USC||Eclipse Select|
|Sarah LeBeau||Auburn||Eclipse Select SC|
|Sarah Luebbert||Missouri||SLSG – MO|
|Kristen Dodson||Auburn||Sockers FC|
|Brooke Ramsier||Auburn||Solar Chelsea|
|Casie Ramsier||Auburn||Solar Chelsea|
|Cristina DeZeeuw||Vanderbilt||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Jessi Hartzler||Arkansas||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Kaitlyn Clark||Missouri||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Grace Piper||Texas A&M||Texas Rush|
|Claire Kelley||Arkansas||TSC Hurricane|
|Kristen Cardano||Florida||TSC Hurricane|
|Karli Gutsche||Auburn||West Florida Flames|
|Kiana Clarke||Auburn||West Florida Flames|
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 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.
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