The 2018 Girls ECNL College Impact – Southeastern Conference (SEC)

  • November 1, 2018

RICHMOND, VA (November 1, 2018) – For the fourth consecutive year, ECNL alums constitute the majority of women’s collegiate soccer players in the SEC. In 2018, ECNL Alums make up more than 67% of the entire SEC, and 65% of the conference’s individual honorees. The ECNL College Impact on the SEC, one of the top soccer conferences in the country, is overwhelming and continues to increase every year.

Ten years ago, the Girls ECNL transformed the landscape for girls’ soccer and began a movement that would impact all levels of women’s soccer. The ECNL College Impact catalogs the incredible impact ECNL Alums have on collegiate women’s soccer conferences across the country every year.

The ECNL College Impact for the SEC includes all players currently active on SEC rosters:

  • 263 ECNL Alum are currently playing in the SEC – more than 67% of the total players in the SEC.
  • There were 82 ECNL Alums in the 2018 SEC freshman class, nearly 70% of the total class.
  • 26 players from the SEC First Team, Second Team, and All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums, 65% of the SEC Conference honorees.
  • The SEC Freshman Player of the Year (Haley Hopkins) and SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Emma Welch) are ECNL Alums.
  • 9 of the 14 players on the First Team All-SEC are ECNL Alums.

The SEC includes the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, and Vanderbilt University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alums selected to the SEC All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Member Club
Bri Folds Auburn Boca United
Haleigh Stackpole Ole Miss CASL
Alyssa Malonson Auburn Challenge SC
Mikayla Kreczowski South Carolina Concorde Fire
Stefani Doyle Arkansas Dallas Sting
Erin Gilroy Tennessee East Meadow SC
Zakirah McGillivary Mississippi State East Meadow SC
Maya Neal Tennessee Eclipse Select
Addie McCain Texas A&M FC Dallas
Kelsey Dossey Missouri Indiana Fire
Nia Dorsey Vanderbilt Maryland United
Adrienne Richardson LSU Minnesota Thunder
Grace Jackson Vanderbilt NTH-Tophat
Lauren Chang South Carolina NTH-Tophat
Treva Aycock Auburn NTH-Tophat
Ella Shamburger Vanderbilt NTH-Tophat
MA Vignola Tennessee Ohio Elite
Abby Steiner Kentucky Ohio Premier
Jyllissa Harris South Carolina PDA
Katie Cousins Tennessee Richmond United
Haley Hopkins Vanderbilt Slammers FC
Sarah Luebbert Missouri SLSG-MO
Channing Foster Ole Miss SLSG-MO
CeCe Kizer Ole Miss Sporting BV
Haley VanFossen Arkansas TSC Hurricane

The ECNL is the top development 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 at one of the 89 ECNL clubs across the country and start your journey to college soccer now.

To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in the Southeastern 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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