RICHMOND, VA (August 12, 2014) – The 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup kicked off on August 5th in Canada with a highly anticipated match between the 2012 U20 World Cup Finalists, the United States and Germany.  While the US lost the game 2-0, they rebounded with a tough 1-0 win over Brazil a few days ago – with the goal and assist coming from ECNL alums Summer Green (MI Hawks) and Lindsey Horan (CO Rush).

The ECNL is well represented at the World Cup, with 18 of the 21 women on the U20 Women’s National Team being ECNL Alums.  This accomplishment speaks volumes about the quality of competition in the ECNL, and the great work being done by ECNL Member Clubs in player development!

The 2014-15 ECNL season is dedicated to celebrating the Amazing Young Women that have helped mold this league into the top female youth club soccer platform in the world.  As we introduce this campaign, we start by celebrating the 21Amazing Young Women on the US Soccer U20 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team.

U20 US Women’s National Team Roster:

(1) *Katelyn Rowland – San Juan SC

(2) *Christina Gibbons – CASL

(3) *Cari Roccaro – Albertson Fury

(4) *Brittany Basinger – FC Virginia

(5) “Rose Lavelle – CUP

(6) *Taylor Racioppi – PDA

(7) *Savannah Jordan – Concorde Fire

(8) *Summer Green – Michigan Hawks

(9) *Makenzy Doniak – Slammers FC

(10) *Lindsey Horan – Colorado Rush

(11)  Rachel Hill – Seacoast United

(12) *Mallory Pugh – Real Colorado

(13) Carlyn Baldwin – BRYC

(14) *Nickolette Driesse – PDA

(15) *Margaret Purce – Maryland United

(16) *Stephanie Amack – Mustang SC

(17) *Andi Sullivan – Bethesda SC

(18) *Jane Campbell – Concorde Fire

(19)  Kaleigh Riehl – BRYC

(20) *Katie Naughton – Sockers FC

(21) *Rose Chandler – Concorde Fire

*denotes ECNL Alum, ” denotes ECNL DP


About Elite Clubs National League

The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (ECNL) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States. ECNL’s mission is to improve the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league, to improve the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams, and to improve the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through the development of best practices for its member clubs. The ECNL is sponsored by Nike. The National Guard is the official military branch of the ECNL. For more information, please visit or follow ECNL on Twitter, @theECNL.