AYW Spotlight | Phallon Tullis-Joyce

Photo Courtesy: Hurricane Sports

Photo Courtesy: Hurricane Sports

RICHMOND, VA (September 29, 2016) – The ECNL and the Amazing Young Women movement is dedicated to showcasing the females that have helped shape the league into the top female youth soccer platform in the world.  As part of the movement, the ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories.  We are excited to announce Phallon Tullis-Joyce as the first ECNL Amazing Young Woman Spotlight of the 2016-17 Season. Tullis-Joyce is a current redshirt sophomore goalkeeper for the University of Miami and ECNL Alumni of Match Fit Academy out of New York.

Tullis-Joyce was named ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week this week after she tied a career high with six saves in Miami’s upset win over #2 Virginia. She then led Miami to their sixth shutout of the year against Syracuse. In addition to ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the NSCAA honored Tullis-Joyce as the Division I women’s soccer Player of the Week for September 9th.

“Phallon is an extraordinarily talented player who traveled a great distance to train and play at Match Fit Academy in order to be able to be part of the ECNL, the best girls youth league in the world. Her talent and ability showcased within ECNL competitions provided her with the opportunity to study and play at the University of Miami,” Match Fit Academy Director of Coaching, Dominick Bucci, said about Tullis-Joyce. “We are extremely proud of her and happy to see her find success at the collegiate level as she continues to develop as a player and student of the game.”

Tullis-Joyce, a native of Shoreham, NY, was a five-year letterman at Longwood High School and impressively awarded Most Valuable Player all five years. She was named to the ECNL New Jersey Best XI in 2014 after a strong showing in goal, which included saving a penalty kick. During that same season, she had an impressive performance in Seattle at the 2014 ECNL Playoffs, having flown home to graduate and returned to Seattle to play the following day.

After redshirting her freshman year, Tullis- Joyce led the team in starts in goal as a redshirt freshman with nine starts, making 24 saves on the season. As a redshirt sophomore, she has seen the majority of minutes in goal for the Hurricanes so far this season. She tallied 319 minutes and 15 seconds consecutively without conceding a goal. Tullis-Joyce has recorded 6 shutouts in 11 games this season.

“Phallon is a terrific goalkeeper. She has tremendous presence, great hands and wonderful athleticism,” Match Fit Academy Coach Jordan Raper said about Tullis-Joyce, “Phallon was very coachable, loved the game and was very well respected by teammates and opponents alike.”

We wish Phallon Tullis-Joyce the best of luck in this current college season. Thank you for being an Amazing Young Woman.


About Amazing Young WomenTM:  Launched by the ECNL, the Amazing Young Women is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders.  The ECNL is calling on all of the nation’s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of today’s girls.

Women of all ages can share their personal moments of inspiration through social media and at www.AmazingYoungWomen.com.  Every share and submission helps drive a movement that celebrates the power of what it is to be a girl today.

Amazing Young Women of the ECNL will be showcased at AmazingYoungWomen.com. Through testimonials, tips and tools, the website is providing all girls to view, share, and celebrate what it is to be motivated, strong, and successful.

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 college and 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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