ECNL College Impact – The Summit League

  • November 23, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 23, 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 Summit League.

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

  • 89 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Summit League.
  • 54% of the players of the All-Summit League First Team are ECNL Alums.
  • The Summit League Goalkeeper of the Year, Brittany Wilson, and the Summit League Freshman Player of the Year, Hannah Adler, are ECNL Alums.

The Summit League includes University of Denver, Indiana University- Fort Wayne, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota State University, Oral Roberts University, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University.

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

Name College ECNL Club
Cheyenne Shorts Denver Colorado Storm
Tahlor Lyman Oral Roberts FC Dallas
Amy Yang North Dakota State MN Thunder
Genna Joyce North Dakota State MN Thunder
Holly Enderle North Dakota State MN Thunder
Madison Yueill South Dakota State MN Thunder
Mariah Haberle North Dakota State MN Thunder
Natalie Fenske North Dakota State MN Thunder
Sophia Roux Omaha MN Thunder
Tori Poole South Dakota State MN Thunder
Brittany Wilson Denver Real Colorado
Francesca Garzelloni Denver Real Colorado
Hannah Adler Denver Real So Cal

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 Summit League, 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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