The 2018 ECNL College Impact – Conference USA

  • November 27, 2018

RICHMOND, VA (November 27, 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 Conference USA includes all players currently active on C-USA rosters:

  • 169 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the C-USA.
  • C-USA Defensive Player of the Year (Dominique James), C-USA Midfielder of the Year (Lianne Mananquil) and C-USA Freshman of the Year (Hannah Tillett) are ECNL Alums.
  • 16 players on the C-USA First Team, Second Team and Third Team are ECNL Alums.
  • Over 50% of players from the C-USA Freshman Team are ECNL Alums.

The C-USA includes University of Alabama Birmingham, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Louisiana Tech University, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of North Texas, Old Dominion University, Rice University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas San Antonio and Western Kentucky University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Conference USA for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team, Third Team and All-Freshmen Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Dominique James North Texas Dallas Texans
Ola Akinniyi Southern Miss Dallas Texans
Olivia Durham Southern Miss FC Alliance
Carissa Sanders North Texas FC Dallas
Taylor Torres North Texas FC Dallas
Hannah Tillett Middle Tennessee FC Pride
Emily Roberts Old Dominion Indiana Fire
Amber Hoot Middle Tennessee Indiana Fire
Erin Mikeska Rice Lonestar SC
Nicole Roseland Western Kentucky Orlando City
Ambere Barnett Western Kentucky SLSG-IL
Marah Abu-Tayeh Marshall SLSG-IL
Delaney Schultz Rice SLSG-MO
Miah Zuazua Southern Miss Solar SC
Berklee Peters North Texas Solar SC
Alexandra Augustyn Louisiana Tech Sting Dallas
Kelsey Brann North Texas Texas Rush
Lianne Mananquil Rice Tophat SC
Annie Walker Rice 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 Conference USA, 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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