The ECNL College Impact – 2018 Women’s College Cup
RICHMOND, VA (November 28, 2018) – The ECNL College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact of ECNL Alums on collegiate women’s soccer every year. The ECNL College Impact on the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup Final Four is staggering. ECNL Alums make up over 75% of the players participating in the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup.
In total, there are 82 ECNL Alums on the four teams that will compete to be crowned the 2018 NCAA National Champion this weekend:
- Florida State – 10 ECNL Alums
- Georgetown – 25 ECNL Alums
- University of North Carolina – 22 ECNL Alums
- Stanford – 25 ECNL Alums
In 2018, once again, ECNL Alums have dominated the landscape in conferences all over the country, reinforcing the ECNL as the proven pathway to the top women’s collegiate programs. With ECNL Alums constituting the majority of the top four teams in the country, the league proves to be the preferred destination for female soccer players in the United States.
Florida State University
- 1 ECNL Alum on the 2018 ACC All-Conference Second Team
- 1 ECNL Alum on the 2018 ACC All-Conference Third Team
- 1 ECNL Alum on the 2018 ACC All-Freshman Team
- 4 ECNL Alums on the 2018 Big East All-Conference First Team
- 2 ECNL Alums on the 2018 Big East All-Conference Second Team
- 2018 Big East Offensive Player of the Year is ECNL Alum Caitlin Farrell (Connecticut FC)
- 2018 Big East Defensive Player of the Year is ECNL Alum Meaghan Nally (FC Virginia)
- 2018 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year is ECNL Alum Arielle Schechtman (San Diego Surf)
University of North Carolina
- 3 ECNL Alums on the 2018 ACC All-Conference First Team
- 1 ECNL Alums on the 2018 ACC All-Conference Second Team
- 2 ECNL Alum on the 2018 ACC All-Conference Freshman Team
- 4 ECNL Alum on the 2018 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
- 5 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team
- 2 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
- 2018 Pac-12 Forward of the Year is ECNL Alum and October 2017 S’Hero Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf)
- 2018 Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year is ECNL Alum Jordan DiBiasi (Colorado Rush)
- 2018 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year is ECNL Alum Alana Cook (Match Fit Academy)
The impact made on the game at the college level by ECNL Alums is unmatched. Congratulations to these players for personifying the league at this level, and continuing to grow the game for the better.
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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.