The 2018 ECNL College Impact – ACC Conference

  • November 6, 2018

RICHMOND, VA (November 6, 2018) – For the fourth consecutive year, ECNL Alums constitute the majority of women’s collegiate soccer players in the ACC. In 2018, ECNL Alums make up 63% of the entire ACC in 2018, and almost 70% of the conference’s individual honorees. The ECNL College Impact on the ACC, 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 ACC Conference includes all players currently active on ACC rosters:

  • 234 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the ACC Conference – 63% of the total players in the ACC.
  • ACC Midfielder of the Year (Sam Coffey) is an ECNL Alum.
  • There are 67 ECNL Alums in the 2018 ACC freshman class, over 64% of the class.
  • 10 out of the 11 2018 ACC All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums and 68% of the players on the 2018 ACC First, Second and Third Teams are ECNL Alums.

The Atlantic Athletic Conference includes Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, University of Louisville, University of Miami, North Carolina State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Wake Forest University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums selected to the ACC Conference for All-Conference First Team, Second Team, Third Team and All-Freshman:

Name College ECNL Club
Amanda McGlynn Virginia Tech Armada FC
Mariana Speckmaier Clemson BOCA United
Taylor Otto North Carolina CASL
Brianna Pinto North Carolina CASL
Miranda Weslake Clemson CESA
Kayla McCoy Duke Eclipse Select SC
Taryn Torres Virginia FC Dallas
Kayla Duran Boston College FC Stars
Emily Fox North Carolina FC Virginia
Phallon Tullis-Joyce Miami FSA FC
Ella Stevens Duke GSA
Sam Coffey Boston College Match Fit Academy
Julia Ashley North Carolina Match Fit Academy
Giovanna Demarco Wake Forest Match Fit Academy
Malia Berkley Florida State Michigan Hawks
Alexa Spaanstra Virginia Michigan Hawks
Delaney Graham Duke NTH-Tophat
Rachel Jones North Carolina NTH-Tophat
Brooklynn Rivers Louisville Ohio Elite
Taylor Racioppi Duke PDA
Phoebe McClernon Virginia Penn Fusion
Emily Gray Virginia Tech Penn Fusion
Jaelin Howell Florida State Real Colorado
Kelsey Irwin Virginia Tech San Diego Surf
Sydney Simmons Duke Solar SC
Dorian Bailey North Carolina Sporting Blue Valley
Rebecca Jarrett Virginia World Class FC

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 ACC 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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