The ECNL College Impact – Ohio Valley Conference

  • November 20, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (November 20, 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 Ohio Valley Conference includes all players currently active on Ohio Valley rosters:

  • 55 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Ohio Valley Conference.
  • 5 of the All-Ohio Valley honorees are ECNL Alums.

The Ohio Valley Conference includes Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Eastern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University, Jacksonville State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee Technological University and University of Tennessee at Martin.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Newcomer Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Belicia Mendiola Belmont FC Dallas
Bailly Bounds Eastern Kentucky Las Vegas Premier
Katie Shaffer Eastern Kentucky Ohio Elite SA
Lexi Grote Southeast Missouri SLSG-IL
Emily Grahl SIUE SLSG-MO

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 Ohio Valley 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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