The ECNL College Impact – Southland Conference

RICHMOND, VA (November 20, 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 the Southland Conference includes all players currently active on Southland rosters:

  • 168 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Southland – 55% of the Freshmen in the Southland are ECNL alums.
  • 6 out of the 11 players on the All-Southland First Team are ECNL Alums.
  • The Southland Defender of the Year (Gabi D’Alesandro) Southland Goalkeeper of the Year (Emma Roccaforte) and the Southland Freshman Player of the Year (Christina Arteaga) are ECNL Alums. 

The Southland Conference includes Abilene Christian University, University of Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist University, University of Incarnate Word, Lamar University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums recognized by the Southland Conference for All Conference First Team and Second Team honors:

Name College ECNL Club
Emma Roccaforte McNeese AHFC
Nikki Schaaf McNeese AHFC
Nola Prickett McNeese Arsenal FC
Beryl Smith Sam Houston State Challenge SC
Gabi D’Alesandro McNeese D’Feeters
Hanna Barker Stephen F. Austin D’Feeters
M.J. Eckart Lamar D’Feeters
Autumn Wildung Houston Baptist Lonestar SC
Christian Arteaga Abilene Christian Texas Rush
Stacia Carroll Central Arkansas Utah Avalanche

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 The Southland Conference, click here.


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