ECNL College Impact – The Mid-American Conference

RICHMOND, VA (November 17, 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 Mid-American Conference (MAC).

The ECNL College Impact for the Mid-American Conference includes all players currently active on MAC rosters:

  • 100 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the MAC.
  • 7 players of the All-MAC honorees are ECNL Alums.

The Mid-American Conference includes University of Akron, Ball State University, Bowling Green State University, University at Buffalo, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Kent State University, Miami University of Ohio, Northern Illinois University, Ohio University, University of Toledo and Western Michigan University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Mid-American Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Leah Mattingly Ball State Carmel United (now Indiana Fire)
Eliza Van De Kerkhove Central Michigan Michigan Hawks
Chay McNitt Ball State Michigan Hawks
Donavan Capehart Kent State Ohio Premier
Alivia Milesky Ohio Ohio Premier
Maureen Kennedy Bowling Green Irvine Strikers
Reagan Fleck Miami Minnesota Thunder

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 Mid-American 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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