ECNL College Impact – The Atlantic Sun Conference

  • November 8, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 8, 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 Atlantic Sun Conference.

The ECNL College Impact for the Atlantic Sun Conference includes all players currently active on Atlantic Sun rosters:

  • 68 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
  • Nearly 50% of the freshman class are ECNL Alums.
  • 6 of 11 of the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman honorees are ECNL Alums.

The Atlantic Sun Conference includes Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

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

Name College ECNL Club
Isabella Contretas Kennesaw State BOCA United
Lindsey Parent Stetson BOCA United
Lorena Cedeno North Florida BOCA United
Kim Fincher Kennesaw State Concorde Fire
Lindsey Patton FGCU Jacksonville
Arianna Gerber NJIT PDA
Melissa Weck FGCU Slammers FC
Ashley Parks FGCU SLSG-MO
Leah Cernicky Lipscomb West Coast FC

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 Atlantic Sun 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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