ECNL College Impact – The Big Sky 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 Sky Conference.

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

  • 91 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Big Sky Conference.
  • The Big Sky Goalkeeper of the Year, Kailey Norman, is a ECNL Alum.

The Big Sky includes California State University Sacramento, Eastern Washington University, Idaho State University, University of Montana, Northern Arizona University, University of North Dakota, Portland State University, Southern Utah University and Weber State University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Big Sky Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team or Second Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Kailey Norman Montana Real Colorado
Chanelle Pederson Montana Washington Premier
Josilyn Daggs Idaho Heat FC
Hallie Widner Montana FC Nova
Madison Garlock Weber State Utah Avalanche

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 Sky 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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