ECNL College Impact – The Southland 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 Southland Conference.

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

  • 155 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Southland – 53% of the Freshmen in the Southland are ECNL alums.
  • 73% of the players of the All-Southland First Team are ECNL Alums – ECNL Alums make up nearly 66% of the All-Southland honorees.
  • The Southland Player of the Year and Forward of the Year, Camille Bassett, Southland Midfielder of the Year, Hanna Barker, Southland Goalkeeper of the Year, Alex Latham, and the Southland Freshman Player of the Year, Shay Johnson, are ECNL Alums.

 The Southland Conference includes Abilene Christian University, University of Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist University, University of Incarnate Word, Lamar University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums recognized by the Southland Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention honors:

Name College ECNL Club
Kelly Ann Craig Stephen F. Austin AHFC
Bailey Bosley Stephen F. Austin Challenge
Breanna Moore Stephen F. Austin Challenge
Esdeina Gonzales Northwestern State Challenge
Casey Peacock Southeastern Louisiana Concorde Fire
Gabi D’Alesandro McNeese D’Feeters
Hanna Barker Stephen F. Austin D’Feeters
M.J. Eckart Lamar D’Feeters
Amanda Doyle Stephen F. Austin Dallas Sting
Shelby Wilson Central Arkansas Dallas Sting
Ashley Smith Central Arkansas Dallas Texans
Chloe Fifer Abilene Christian FC Dallas
Sydney Newton Abilene Christian FC Dallas
Dayna Mounie Central Arkansas Irvine Strikers
Gabby Rodriguez Houston Baptist Lonestar
Lillie Ehlert Stephen F. Austin Lonestar
Brooke Dunnigan Stephen F. Austin Lonestar SC
Kristi O’Brien Houston Baptist MN Thunder
Camille Bassett Central Arkansas San Diego Durf
Nataile Throneberry Abilene Christian Solar Chelsea
Allison Abendschein Houston Baptist Texas Rush
Stacia Carroll Central Arkansas Utah Avalanche
Alex Latham Northwestern State 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 Southland 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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