The ECNL College Impact – Big South Conference

  • November 8, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (November 8, 2017) – The ECNL College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact of ECNL Alums on collegiate women’s soccer every year. In 2017, once again, ECNL Alums are dominating the landscape in conferences all over the country.

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

  • 87 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the Big South Conference.
  • There were 35 ECNL alums in the 2017 Big South freshman class, over one-third of the class.
  • 12 players of the 2017 Big South Conference Honorees are ECNL alums.
  • The Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year (Teresa Fruchterman) is an ECNL alum.

The Big South Conference includes Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Winthrop University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Big South Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Jasmine Casarez Radford Arsenal
Cora Duininck Liberty TSC Hurricane
Gabrielle Farrell Liberty FC Bucks
Paige Lloyd High Point McLean
Alex Hank High Point Orlando City
Sami Santos Liberty PDA
Taylor Alvey Longwood Richmond United
Jazzin Clark Charleston Southern World Class FC
Melody Jayroe Liberty FC Dallas
Mackenzie Mullins High Point PDA
Juliana Barbaccia Charleston Southern Tampa Bay United

The ECNL 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 Big South Conference, click here.

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About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls 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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