ECNL College Impact – The Southern Conference

  • November 22, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 22, 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 Southern Conference (SoCon).

The ECNL College Impact for the Southern Conference includes all players currently active on SoCon rosters:

  • 111 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the SoCon – nearly 50% of the Freshmen in the SoCon are ECNL alums.
  • 67% of the players of the SoCon All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums.
  • The SoCon Defensive of the Year, Olivia Cole, and the SoCon Freshman Player of the Year, Allie Lourie, are ECNL Alums.

The Southern Conference includes The Citadel, East Tennessee State University, Furman University, Mercer University, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Samford, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Virginia Military Institute, Western Carolina University and Wofford College.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums recognized by the Southern Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and Freshman Team honors:

Name College ECNL Club
Anna Allen Samford BUSA
Malcanisha Kelley Samford BUSA
Caitlyn Reilly Furman CESA
Kellsey Weaver Furman CESA
Megan Delmonico Mercer Colorado Rush
Corinne Wooten Mercer Concorde Fire
Cienna Rideout UNCG Heat FC
Marissa Ferrantino UNCG McLean
Olivia Cole Samford Orlando City
Allie Lourie Samford Tophat
Taylor Meneide Samford Tophat
Treva Aycock Furman Tophat
Treva Aycock Furman Tophat
Emily Jones Samford West Florida Flames
Quinn Lombard Furman 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 Southern 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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