The ECNL College Impact – Conference USA

RICHMOND, VA (November 14, 2017) – The ECNL College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact of ECNL Alums on collegiate women’s soccer every year. In 2017, once again, ECNL Alums are dominating the landscape in conferences all over the country.

The ECNL College Impact for Conference USA includes all players currently active on C-USA rosters:

  • 161 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the C-USA.
  • ECNL Alum Samantha Chaiken is C-USA Midfielder of the Year for the second consecutive year.
  • 13 players on the C-USA First Team, Second Team and All-Freshmen Team are ECNL Alums, including 50% of players from the C-USA First Team.

The C-USA includes University of Alabama Birmingham, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Louisiana Tech University, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of North Texas, Old Dominion University, Rice University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas San Antonio and Western Kentucky University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Conference USA for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshmen Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Hannah Chua WKU Arsenal FC
Meredith Hamby Charlotte CASL
Abby Stapleton Charlotte Charlotte SA
Amy Brewer UAB Concorde
Samantha Chaiken Rice Dallas Texans
Dominique Jones North Texas Dallas Texans
Ola Akinniyi Southern Miss Dallas Texans
Jordan Sackaris Marshall East Meadow SC
Nia Stallings Rice Lonestar SC
Rebecca Keane Rice Solar SC
Miah Zuazua Southern Miss Solar SC
Ashlyn Kitterman Florida Atlantic TSC Hurricane
Annie Walker Rice Vardar

The ECNL 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 Conference USA, 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 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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