ECNL College Impact – The Big East Conference

RICHMOND, VA (November 9, 2016) – Elite Clubs National League College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact the ECNL has had on college women’s soccer since its founding in 2009, and which increases every year. Across college soccer, the “ECNL player” is the epitome of the next generation collegiate soccer player and collegiate soccer star.

The ECNL College Impact is measured by the number of ECNL alumni that have moved on to collegiate soccer, and by their contribution to collegiate athletic conferences all over the United States. This week, the ECNL examines the Big East Conference.

The ECNL College Impact for the Big East includes all players currently active on Big East rosters:

  • 155 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Big East Conference – 58% of the total players in the Conference.
  • Big East Midfielder of the Year, Alexa Ben, Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Morgan Proffitt, Goalkeeper of the Year, Diana Poulin, and Big East Freshman of the Year, Amanda Carolan, are an ECNL Alums.
  • 82% of the 2016 Big East All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums and 13 Players on the 2016 Big East First Team and Second Team are ECNL Alums. 

The Big East Conference includes Butler University, Creighton University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, Seton Hall University, St. John’s College, Villanova University and Xavier University.

With the majority of the conference, and the majority of the conference honorees, it is clear where the future Big East stars are playing youth soccer.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alumni being recognized by the Big East Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team:

Name ECNL Club College
Kyra Cooke Butler Maryland United
Taryn Jakubowski Creighton Sockers FC
Alexa Ben DePaul Eclipse Select SC
Avery Hay DePaul Michigan Hawks
Taylor Schissler DePaul Eclipse Select SC
Amanda Carolan Georgetown Match Fit Academy
Arielle Schechtman Georgetown San Diego Surf
Chrystal Thomas Georgetown Eclipse Select SC
Grace Damaska Georgetown Atlanta Fire
Marina Paul Georgetown So Cal Blues SC
Rachel Corboz Georgetown PDA
Emily Hess Marquette Eclipse Select SC
Liz Bartels Marquette Kansas City FC
Morgan Proffitt Marquette Indiana Fire
Hannah Wear Providence FC Boston Scorpions
Kathryn Hiller Providence FC Boston Scorpions
Marissa Aniolowski Seton Hall FSA FC
Diana Poulin St. John’s East Meadow
Connor Huggins Villanova Vardar
Ida DiClemente Villanova PDA
Kristin Barbour Villanova Colorado Storm
Samantha Dewey Xavier Internationals

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 Big East 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 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.   |   Facebook /theECNL  |  Twitter@theECNL

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