ECNL College Impact – The Ohio Valley Conference

  • November 21, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 21, 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 Ohio Valley Conference.

The ECNL College Impact for the Ohio Valley Conference includes all players currently active on Ohio Valley rosters:

  • 67 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Ohio Valley Conference- 23 of those ECNL Alums are freshmen.
  • 6 of the All-Ohio Valley honorees are ECNL Alums.

The Ohio Valley Conference includes Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Eastern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University, Jacksonville State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee Technological University and University of Tennessee at Martin.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Newcomer Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Marian Wolski Eastern Kentucky CESA
Abi Gearring Tennessee Tech Eclipse Select
Belicia Mendiola Belmont FC Dallas
Anna Hall Eastern Kentucky Ohio Elite
Emily Grahl SIUE SLSG-MO
Kassidy Rawdon SIUE SLSG-IL

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 Ohio Valley 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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