ECNL College Impact – The Big South Conference

  • November 2, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 2, 2016) – 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 Big South Conference.

The ECNL College Impact for the Big South Conference includes all players currently active on Big South rosters:

  • 76 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the Big South Conference.
  • There were 54 ECNL alums in the 2016 Big South freshman class, one-third of the class.
  • 12 players of the 2016 Big South Conference Honorees are ECNL alums.
  • The Big South Freshman Player of the Year (Gabby Farrell) is an ECNL alum.

The Big South Conference includes Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Winthrop University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Big South Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Jasmine Casarez Radford Arsenal
Lauren Watts Winthrop CESA
Gabrielle Farrell Liberty FC Bucks
Paige Lloyd High Point McLean
Alex Hank High Point Orlando City
Sami Santos Liberty PDA
Taylor Alvey Longwood Richmond United
Bri Nagle Gardner-Webb Virginia Rush*
Murita Storey Campbell Virginia Rush*
Payton Ormsby Campbell Virginia Rush*

*ECNL Member Club until 2013

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 Big South Conference, click here.

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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 college and 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.

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