The 2018 ECNL College Impact – Big Ten Conference

  • November 5, 2018

RICHMOND, VA (November 5, 2018) – For the fourth consecutive year, ECNL Alums constitute the majority of women’s collegiate soccer players in the Big Ten. In 2018, ECNL Alums make up 70% of the entire Big Ten in 2018, and over 60% of the conference’s individual honorees. The ECNL College Impact on the Big Ten, 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 Big Ten Conference includes all players currently active on Big Ten rosters:

  • 161 ECNL Alum are currently playing in the Big Ten Conference – 70% of the total players in the Big Ten.
  • Big Ten Forward of the Year (April Bocking), Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (Emily Ogle) and Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Meagan McClelland) are an ECNL Alums.
  • There are 62 ECNL Alums in the 2018 Big Ten freshman class, over 50% of the class.
  • Over 70% of the 2018 First Team All-Big Ten are ECNL Alums and 75% of the players on the 2018 Big Ten Second and Third Team are ECNL Alums.

The Big Ten includes the University of Illinois, University of Indiana, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and University of Wisconsin.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums selected to the Big Ten Conference for All-Conference First Team, Second Team, Third Team, All-Freshman Team and Sportsmanship Award Honorees:

Name College ECNL Club
Mykayla Brown Indiana Carmel United
Claire Shea Wisconsin Concorde Fire
Alicia Barker Illinois Crossfire Premier
Kayla Sharples Northwestern Eclipse Select SC
Reilly Martin Michigan Eclipse Select SC
Kerry Abello Penn State Eclipse Select SC
Aspyn Repp Northwestern Eclipse Select SC
Laura Suero Penn State FC Bucks
Dani Rhodes Wisconsin FC Wisconsin
Mackenzie Wood Northwestern Indiana Fire
Emily Ogle Penn State Internationals SC
Alyssa Baumbick Ohio State Internationals SC
Rachel Egyed Maryland Match Fit Academy
Marissa Viggiano Northwestern Michigan Hawks
Izzy Rodriguez Ohio State Michigan Hawks
Camryn Evans Michigan State Michigan Hawks
Emaly Vatne Ohio State Michigan Hawks
Breanna Lovera Northwestern Michigan Hawks
Natalie Winters Iowa Michigan Hawks
Justine Lynn Indiana Michigan Hawks
April Brockin Minnesota Minnesota Thunder
Molly Fiedler Minnesota Minnesota Thunder
Emily Peterson Minnesota Minnesota Thunder
Frankie Tagliaferri Penn State PDA
Amirah Ali Rutgers PDA
Shea Holland Rutgers PDA
Meagan McClelland Rutgers PDA
Kenie Wright Rutgers PDA
Nicole Whitley Rutgers PDA
Chantelle Swaby Rutgers PDA
Meagan McClelland Rutgers PDA
Charlotte Williams Penn State Penn Fusion
Patricia Ward Minnesota Richmond United
Sarah Roberts Ohio State So Cal Blues
Sinclaire Miramontez Nebraska Sporting Blue Valley
Jaelyn Cunningham Illinios Vardar

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 Big Ten 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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