ECNL Alum in College | Beginning of the Season Recap

  • September 21, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (September 21, 2017) – The Elite Clubs National League has had an incredible impact on all levels of women’s soccer since its founding in 2009. Each season the sisterhood of ECNL Alums grows, with approximately 90% of these Amazing Young Women going on to play collegiate soccer. The ECNL’s College Impact series has cataloged the ECNL’s impact on women’s college soccer over the past several years.

The first month of 2017 was filled with action, with exciting matchups and movement in rankings week-to-week.  Conference competition begins this week for most, so we took a look at how ECNL Alums have impacted their respective programs in the first half of the season.

The Top 25 teams are loaded with ECNL Alums with 448 ECNL Alums spanning across the top DI teams in the country. In addition, the NCAA Women’s Soccer Top 10 Individual Stat leaders feature several ECNL Alums.

Goals:
#2 – Channing Foster (Eclipse Select/SLSG-MO) (9)
T#4 – Cece Kizer (Sporting Blue Valley) (8)
T#4 – Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf) (8)

Assists:
#1 – Anna Beffer (TSC Hurricane) (8) *
T#6 – Sam Coffey (Match Fit Academy) (6)
T#6 – Kelsey Goldring (Connecticut FC) (6)
T#6 – Baseley McClaskey (Real Colorado) (6)
T#6 – Alyssa Seitzer (Sport Blue Valley) (6)
T#6 – Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC) (6) *
T#6 – Jennifer Westendorf (GSA) (6) *
T#6 – Ryan Williams (Colorado Rush) (6)

Points:
#4 – CeCe Kizer (Sporting Blue Valley) (21)
#5 – Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf) (20)
T#6 – Channing Foster (SLSG) (19)
T#6 – Kayla Saager (Albertson Fury) (19)
#9 – Parker Goins (TSC Hurricane) (18)

Saves:
T#1 – Olivia Camera (FC Virginia) (65)
T#1 – Gianna Guyot (Arsenal FC) (65)
#7 – Alyssa Palacios (Dallas Sting) (60)
T#8 – Cassidy Babin (Maryland United) (50)
T#10 – Jaelyn Cunningham (Vardar) (57)

*Signifies an ECNL Amazing Young Women Spotlight or S’Hero Award

In the Power 5 Conferences, 21 ECNL Alum have won the Player of the Week honors in the first 6 weeks of the season. Casey Murphy (PDA) has earned three Defensive Player of the Week honors in the Big 10 Conference while Mikayla Kzreczowski (Concorde Fire) and Caitlyn Clem (Michigan Hawks) have each earned two Defensive Player of the Week honors in their respective conferences.

Pac 12:

Offensive Player of the Week:
Hallie Mace (Eagles SC) *
Kyra Fawcett (Utah Avalanche)

Defensive Player of the Week:
Samantha Falasco (Slammers FC)
Joss Orejel (So Cal Blues)
Indigo Gibson (Slammers FC/So Cal Blues)

Goalkeeper of the Week:
Ella Dederick (Real So Cal)
Emily Boyd (Crossfire Premier)

Big 12:

Offensive Player of the Week:
McKenzie Oliver (Lonestar SC)
Allison Ganter (Dallas Sting)
Katie Glenn (Lonestar SC)
Cyera Hintzen (Dallas Sting)

Defensive Player of the Week:
Brookelynn Entz (Sporting Blue Valley)
Vanessa Flores (Albion Hurricanes FC)

Freshman Player of the Week:
Hannah Davis (Tophat)

Big 10:

Offensive Player of the Week:
Marissa Sheva (Penn Fusion)
Dani Rhodes (FC Wisconsin)

Defensive Player of the Week:
Brooke Ciley (Mustang SC)
Casey Murphy (PDA) ###
Caitlyn Clem (Michigan Hawks) ##

SEC:

Offensive Player of the Week:
Cece Kizer (Sporting Blue Valley)
Gabby Seiler (Concorde Fire)
Elexa Bahr (GSA)

Defensive Player of the Week:
Caroline Brockmeier (Eclipse Select)
Kaitlyn Fahrner (Heat FC)
Mikayla Kzreczowski (Concorde Fire) ##
Sarah Le Beau (Eclipse Select)

Freshman Player of the Week:
Parker Goins (TSC Hurricane)

ACC:

Offensive Player of the Week:
Taylor Ziemer (Santa Rosa United)
Maddie Huster (Ohio Elite)
Joanna Boyles (CASL)
Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC)

Defensive Player of the Week:
Julia Ashley (Match Fit Academy)
EJ Proctor (CASL)
Laurel Ivory (West Florida Flames)
Katelyn McEachern (Michigan Hawks)

* Signifies an ECNL Amazing Young Women Spotlight
Indicates a Player of the Week more than once & the number of times they have won

With conference play beginning this week, the battle towards the conference championships and the 64 spots in the NCAA tournament are ramping up. There are hundreds of alums fighting for the right to be named the 2017 NCAA National Champion and we wish all of our ECNL Alums the best of luck as they battle for the crown.

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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 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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