ECNL College Impact – The Western 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 Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

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

  • 69 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the WAC.
  • 7 of the 11 players on the All-WAC First Team are ECNL Alums.
  • The WAC Offensive Player of the Year, Brie Hooks, is an ECNL Alum.

The Western Athletic Conference includes California State University Bakersfield, Chicago State University, Grand Canyon University, University of Missouri- Kansas City, New Mexico State, Seattle University, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Utah Valley University.

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

Name College ECNL Club
Brie Hooks Seattle Crossfire Premier
Aminah Settles CSU Bakersfield SC del Sol
Karli White Seattle Crossfire Premier
Sabrina Delgado CSU Bakersfield Arsenal
Breanna DeWaal Utah Valley Utah Avalanche
Natasha Howe Seattle West Coast FC
Jen Padilla CSU Bakersfield San Juan
Emily Herndon UMKC Sporting Blue Valley
Rosalie Sittauer Seattle Crossfire Premier

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 WAC, 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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