ECNL College Impact – The Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • November 28, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 28, 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 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

The ECNL College Impact for the Southwestern Athletic Conference includes all players currently active on SWAC rosters:

  • 34 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the SWAC.
  • 8 players on the All-SWAC First and Second Teams are ECNL Alums.
  • The SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, Kendall Hamilton, is an ECNL Alum.

The Southwestern Athletic Conference includes Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, University Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Grambling State University, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University Baton Rouge, Texas Southern University and Howard University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums recognized by the SWAC for All-Conference First Team and Second Team honors:

Name College ECNL Club
Kendall Hamilton Howard CASL
Kyleigh Io Jackson State Colorado Storm
Makayla Johnson Texas Southern Dallas Texans
Kela Gray Howard Eclipse Select
Noelle McCullom Howard Eclipse Select
Lexi Krieger Alabama State FC Portland
Mila Bustos Prairie View Lonestar
Carmen Suarez Howard McLean

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 SWAC, 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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