The 2018 ECNL College Impact – American Athletic Conference

RICHMOND, VA (November 6, 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 American Athletic Conference includes all players currently active on American Athletic rosters:

  • 130 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the American Athletic Conference.
  • Nearly 50% of the 2018 American Athletic Conference freshmen class are ECNL Alum.
  • The 2018 American Athletic Rookie Player of the Year (Courtney Sebazco) is an ECNL Alum.
  • 15 of the American Athletic All-Conference honorees are ECNL Alums.

The American Athletic Conference includes the University of Central Florida, University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, East Carolina University, University of Houston, University of Memphis, University of South Florida, Southern Methodist University, Temple University, and University of Tulsa.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the American Athletic Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Rookie Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Sydney Martinez South Florida Armada FC
Desiree Bowen Houston Concorde Fire
Aisha Brown Temple FC Virginia
Jill Vetere Cincinnati Ohio Elite
Kristen Scott Central Florida Orlando City
Mia Darden Tulsa Slammers FC
Allie Thorton Southern Methodist Solar SC
Courtney Sebazco Southern Methodist Solar SC
Katina Tsapos Southern Methodist Solar SC
Sydny Nasello South Florida Tampa Bay United
Reid Morrison Houston 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 American Athletic 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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