ECNL College Impact – The Ivy League

  • November 16, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 16, 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 Ivy League Conference.

The ECNL College Impact for the Ivy League Conference includes all players currently active on Ivy League rosters:

  • 123 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Ivy League Conference- Over 57% of the Freshmen are ECNL Alums
  • 7 of 12 players on the All-Ivy League First Team are ECNL Alums and 73% of the players on the All-Ivy League Second Team are ECNL Alums
  • The Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, Midge Purce, the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, Christine Etzel, and the Ivy League Rookie of th Year, Aerial Chavarin, are ECNL Alums.

The Ivy League Conference includes Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Ivy League Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or Honorable Mention:

Name College ECNL Club
Tyler Lussi Princeton Bethesda SC
Abby Givens Princeton Charlotte SA
Brittany Champagne Dartmouth Connecticut FC
Christine Etzel Brown Connecticut FC
Lindsay Knutson Dartmouth Connecticut FC
Mimi Asom Princeton Dallas Sting
Emma Loving Penn FC Bucks
Rachel Garcia Harvard GSA
Midge Purce Harvard Maryland United
Remy Borinsky Dartmouth Match Fit Academy
Ellie Crowell Cornell Minnesota Thunder
Aerial Chavarin Yale MVLA
Carly Rotatori Harvard PDA
Emily Sands Penn Penn Fusion
Kerry Manion Columbia Real So Cal
Natalie Neshat Columbia San Diego Surf
Bailey Gary Harvard San Juan SC
Allison Spencer Columbia Utah Avalanche
Amaris Hemmings Columbia World Class 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 Ivy League 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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