The 2018 ECNL College Impact – Big West Conference

  • November 7, 2018

RICHMOND, VA (November 7, 2018) – 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 West Conference includes all players currently active on Big West rosters:

  • 121 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Big West Conference.
  • The Big West Midfielder of the Year (Dana Fujikuni) is a ECNL Alum.
  • 11 players from the Big West First and Second Teams are ECNL Alums.

The Big West Conference includes California Polytechnic State University, California State University Fullerton, California State University Long Beach, California State University Northridge, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, University of California Riverside, University of California Santa Barbara and University of Hawaii.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Big West Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Kala McDaniel UC Irvine Arsenal FC
Ava McCray Cal Poly Davis Legacy
Kristie Braken-Guelke UC Davis De Anza Force
Alexis Smith UC Davis De Anza Force
Elysia Laramie Long Beach State Eagles SC
Mallory Hromatko UC Santa Barbara Mustang SC
Madeline Gibson UC Santa Barbara Mustang SC
Shaelan Murison UC Santa Barbara MVLA
Elena Palacios Hawai’i MVLA
Dana Fujikuni Long Beach State Real So Cal
Kristen Swales Cal State Fullerton Real So Cal
Aleah Kelley UC Irvine San Juan SC
Sydney Magnin UC Santa Barbara So Cal Blues
Marissa Favela CSUN Strikers FC
Nano Oronoz Cal State Fullerton Strikers FC, Arsenal FC
Katie Pingel Long Beach State West Coast 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 Big West 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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