The ECNL College Impact – Power 5 Conferences

  • November 16, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (November 16, 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 overwhelmingly dominated the individual awards in the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12, also known as the “Power 5” NCAA conferences.

The 2017 freshman class of ECNL Alums accounted for 43 of the 56 total 2017 All-Freshman honors in the Power 5, and in total, ECNL Alums claimed 13 different Player of the Year awards and 158 All-Conference honors.

Beyond just the individual award winners, there were over 1,100 ECNL Alums playing at college soccer’s highest levels in the Power 5 this season:

  • Pac-12 – 219 ECNL Alums
  • Big Ten – 239 ECNL Alums
  • Big 12 – 185 ECNL Alums
  • ACC – 244 ECNL Alums
  • SEC – 253 ECNL Alums

The transformative impact of the ECNL has never been more apparent than the list of 2017 award winners in the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC:

Pac-12

  • 2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year – Catarina Macario, San Diego Surf
  • 2017 Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year – Andi Sullivan, Bethesda SC
  • 2017 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year – Tierna Davidson, De Anza Force
  • 2017 Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the YearEmily Boyd, Crossfire Premier
  • 2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – Catarina Macario, San Diego Surf
  • 9 of 12 players in the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
  • 10 of 12 players in the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team
  • 11 of 12 in the 2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

Big Ten

  • 2017 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year Nikki Walts, Slammers FC
  • 2017 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year – Casey Murphy, PDA
  • 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year – Amirah Ali, PDA
  • 16 of 22 in the 2017 Big Ten All-Conference First and Second Teams
  • 8 of 11 in the 2017 Big Ten All-Freshman Teams

Big 12

  • 2017 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year – Haley Woodard, TSC Hurricane
  • 2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Haley Berg, Solar SC
  • 17 of 26 in the 2017 Big 12 All-Conference First and Second Teams
  • 9 of 11 in the 2017 Big 12 All-Freshman Team

ACC

  • 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year – Imani Dorsey, Maryland United
  • 2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Year – Schuyler DeBree, PDA
  • 12 of 22 in the 2017 ACC All-Conference First and Second Teams
  • 6 of 11 in the 2017 ACC All-Freshman Team

SEC

  • 2017 SEC Offensive Player of the Year Savannah McCaskill, CESA
  • 22 of 34 in the 2017 SEC All-Conference First and Second Teams
  • 9 of 11 in the 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team

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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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