ECNL College Impact | The Power 5
RICHMOND, VA (December 4, 2015) – For the second year in a row, alums from the Elite Clubs National League overwhelmingly dominated the 2015 individual awards in the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12, also known as the “Power 5” NCAA conferences. The 2015 freshman class of ECNL Alums accounted for 41 of the 60 total 2015 All-Freshman honors in the Power 5, and in total, ECNL Alums claimed 11 different Player of the Year awards and 118 All-Conference honors.
Beyond just the individual award winners, there were 1,040 ECNL Alums playing at college soccer’s highest levels in the Power 5 this season:
- Pac-12 – 224 ECNL Alums
- Big Ten – 223 ECNL Alums
- Big 12 – 157 ECNL Alums
- ACC – 228 ECNL Alums
- SEC – 213 ECNL Alums
The transformative impact of the ECNL has never been more apparent than the list of 2015 award winners in the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC:
- 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year (Arielle Ship, Real So Cal)
- 2015 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (Alana Cook, Match Fit Academy)
- 2015 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (Kayla Mills, Slammers FC)
- 2015 Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year (Jane Campbell, Concorde Fire)
- 10 of 11 players in the 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
- 13 of 22 players in the 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team and Honorable Mention
- 8 of 11 in the 2015 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
- 2015 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (Casey Murphy, Rutgers)
- 2015 Big Ten Forward of the Year (Simone Kolander, Minnesota Thunder)
- 11 of 22 in the 2015 Big Ten All-Conference First and Second Teams
- 10 of 16 in the 2015 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
- 2015 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (Janine Beckie, Real Colorado)
- 2015 Big 12 Freshman of the Year (Lauren Piercey, D’Feeters SC)
- 10 of 22 in the 2015 Big 12 All-Conference First and Second Teams
- 8 of 11 in the 2015 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
- 2015 ACC Offensive of the Year (Makenzy Doniak, Slammers FC)
- 5 of 11 in the 2014 ACC All-Conference First Team
- 14 of 22 in the 2014 ACC All-Conference Second and Third Teams
- 8 of 11 in the 2015 ACC All-Freshman Team
- 2015 SEC Offensive Player of the Year (Savannah Jordan, Concorde Fire)
- 2015 SEC Freshman of the Year (CeCe Kizer, Sporting Blue Valley)
- 14 of 25 in the 2015 SEC All-Conference First and Second Teams
- 7 of 11 in the 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
Across the country, the “ECNL player” has become the representation of the next generation collegiate soccer player. Congratulations to these players for continuing their journey of success in college, and representing what it means to be an ECNL Alum.
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 learn more about the ECNL College Impact, visit www.amazingyoungwomen.com/p/the-impact.
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.
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