Pic - Press Giobetti2RICHMOND, VA (August 19, 2014) – The 2014-15 ECNL season is dedicated to celebrating the Amazing Young Women that have helped mold this league into the top female youth soccer platform in the world. As part of the campaign, ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories.  Christen Press, current member of the US Women’s National Team, professional women’s soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars, alum of ECNL Member Club Slammers FC and could be on the cover of the next Wheaties Box!  But, she needs your help to win Wheaties NEXT!

Let’s celebrate and support this amazing young woman by helping her get on the cover of the next Wheaties Box where she can represent all #ECNLAYW! Below is an open letter from Christen!

Fellow Amazing Young Women: 

My name is Christen Press and I am a professional women’s soccer player for the United States Women’s National team and the Chicago Red Stars. It is with great excitement that I introduce you to Wheaties NEXT—a first of its kind competition.  I am privileged to announce that I am competing in this challenge and have an opportunity to earn a coveted spot on the front of the next Wheaties box. But I need your help!

Supporters can vote for their athlete of choice by logging workouts on the following website:mapmyfitness.com/wheatiesnext. The competition runs from July 1st- to August 31st.  Most importantly, for every workout logged for Team Press, General Mills will make a generous donation to Grass Roots Soccer- a non-profit organization that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. http://www.grassrootsoccer.org

Find out more about the rules of the competition by logging on to wheaties.com, visiting facebook, or youtube

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Sign up for the Wheaties NEXT challenge at com/wheatiesnext and start logging! 
  2. Rally your friends and your network, by sharing the above link.

I look forward to having your support, and feel free to reach out with any questions:footballschristenpress@gmail.com

Thanks for supporting,



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 http://www.ecnlgirls.com or follow ECNL on Twitter, @theECNL.