ECNL College Impact | The Atlantic Coast Conference

ACC LogoRICHMOND, VA (December 1, 2015) –The Elite Clubs National League was created in 2009 with the mission to “Elevate the Game” – to improve the daily training and competition environment of the best youth female players in the United States, and by doing so improve and raise the level of female soccer at all levels.  In six seasons, the ECNL has quickly grown to become the top youth female league in the world.

The ECNL College Impact can be measured by the number of ECNL alums that have moved on to collegiate soccer, and highlights the ECNL’s effect on collegiate athletic conferences all over the United States.  The ECNL College Impact in the ACC Conference is unprecedented.

The ACC stretches nearly the entire length of the eastern seaboard, including Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, University of Louisville, Miami University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech University, and Wake Forest University.

  • 228 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the ACC.
  • Nearly 65% of the players in the ACC are ECNL alums.
  • The Offensive Player of the Year, Makenzy Doniak, is an ECNL alumni.
  • 8 out of 11 of the 2015 ACC All-Freshman Team are ECNL alumni and 13 players on the 2015 ACC First Team and Second Team are ECNL alumni.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alumni being recognized by the ACC and selected for All Conference First Team, Second Team, Third Team or All-Freshman Team honors:

Name College ECNL Club
McKenzie Meehan Boston College Boston Breakers Academy
Christina Gibbons Duke CASL
Jessie Scarpa UNC West Florida Flames
Makenzy Doniak Virginia Slammers FC
Murielle Tiernan Virginia FC Virginia
Haley Dowd Boston College FC Stars of Massachusetts
Catrina Atanda Clemson PDA
Cassie Miller Florida SC Del Sol
Gracie Lachowecki Miami Indiana Fire (formerly Carmel United)
Joanna Boyles UNC CASL
Katie Naughton Notre Dame Sockers FC
Cari Roccaro Notre Dame Albertson Fury
Alexis Schaffer Virginia CASL
Abby Jones Clemson Birmingham United
Claire Wagner Clemson CASL
Carson Pickett Florida State Eclipse Select SC
Ashton Miller Duke Michigan Hawks
Taylor Bucklin Louisville Connecticut FC
Jordan Coburn Virginia Tech Bethesda SC
Kayla McCoy Duke Eclipse Select SC
Taylor Racioppi Duke PDA
Kaycie Tillman Florida State Dallas Sting
Julia Ashley UNC Match Fit Academy
Dorian Bailey UNC Sporting Blue Valley
Natalie Jacobs Notre Dame Slammers FC
Betsy Brandon Virginia Colorado Rush
Courtney Peterson Virginia Michigan Hawks

The ECNL is providing a highway to ACC college soccer – and the ECNL College Impact in the ACC is growing.  Join the ECNL, and start your journey to the ACC school of your dreams!

The ECNL is more than four letters – it is the best 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 and start your path to college soccer now.

To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in the ACC Conference, click here.


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 for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams 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.   |   Facebook:  /theECNL  |  Twitter@theECNL