The ECNL College Impact – Big 12 Conference

  • November 14, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (November 14, 2017) – With ECNL Alums making up 65% of the entire Big 12 in 2017, and 70% of the conference’s honorees, the ECNL College Impact on the Big 12 is overwhelming. 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 12 Conference includes all players currently active on Big 12 rosters:

  • 185 ECNL Alum are currently playing in the Big 12 Conference – 65% of the total players in the Big 12.
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (Haley Woodard) and Big 12 Freshman of the Year (Haley Berg) are an ECNL Alums.
  • There are 62 ECNL Alums in the 2017 Big 12 freshman class, nearly 70% of the class.
  • Over 80% of the 2017 Big 12 All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums and 17 players on the 2017 Big 12 First Team and Second Team are ECNL Alums.

The Big 12 Conference includes Baylor University, Iowa State, Kansas University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and West Virginia University.

With ECNL Alums constituting the majority of the conference and the overwhelming majority of conference honorees, it is clear where the future Big 12 stars are playing youth soccer.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alumni being recognized by the Big 12 Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Rebekah O’Brien Texas Tech AHFC
Vanessa Flores West Virginia AHFC
Ryan Williams TCU Colorado Rush
Lauren Segalla West Virginia Connecticut FC
Katie Lund TCU Dallas Sting
Julie James Baylor Dallas Sting
Cyera Hintzen Texas Dallas Sting
Jordie Harr Texas Tech Dallas Sting
Yazmeen Ryan TCU Dallas Sting
Gwennie Puente Texas Tech Dallas Sting
Ally Griffin Texas Tech Dallas Texans
Camy Huddleston Oklahoma State Dallas Texans
Jen Wandt Baylor FC Wisconsin
Katie Glenn Texas Lonestar SC
Precious Akanyirige Baylor Pleasanton Rage
Haley Berg Texas Solar Chelsea SC
Michaela Abam West Virginia Texas Rush
Kim Rodriguez Oklahoma State Texas Rush
Emily Alvarado TCU Texas Rush
Hannah Davis Kansas State Tophat SC
Anna Beffer Oklahoma State TSC Hurricane
Haley Woodard Oklahoma State TSC Hurricane
Kaylee Dao Oklahoma TSC Hurricane

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 12 Conference, 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 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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