The ECNL College Impact – 2017 Women’s College Cup
RICHMOND, VA (November 29, 2017) – The ECNL College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact of ECNL Alums on collegiate women’s soccer every year. The ECNL College Impact on the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup Final Four is staggering. ECNL Alums make up over 80% of the players participating in the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup Final Four.
In total, there are 93 ECNL Alums on the four teams that will compete to be crowned the 2017 NCAA National Champion this weekend:
- Duke – 28 ECNL Alums
- Stanford – 23 ECNL Alums
- University of South Carolina – 23 ECNL Alums
- UCLA – 19 ECNL Alums
In 2017, once again, ECNL Alums have dominated the landscape in conferences all over the country, reinforcing the ECNL as the proven pathway to the top women’s collegiate programs. With ECNL Alums constituting the majority of the top four teams in the country, the league proves to be the preferred destination for female soccer players in the United States.
- 4 ECNL Alums on the 2017 ACC All-Conference First Team
- 2 ECNL Alums on the 2017 ACC All-Conference Second Team
- 1 ECNL Alum on the 2017 ACC All-Conference Freshman Team
- 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year (Imani Dorsey, Maryland United) and 2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Year (Schuyler DeBree, PDA) are ECNL Alums
- 4 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
- 5 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team
- 3 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
- 2017 Pac-12 Forward and Freshmen of the Yearis ECNL Alum and October S’Hero Catarina Macario
- 2017 Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year (Andi Sullivan), Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (Tierna Davidson) and Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year (Emily Boyd) are ECNL Alums
University of South Carolina
- 1 ECNL Alums on the 2017 SEC All-Conference First Team
- 2 ECNL Alums on the 2017 SEC All-Conference Second Team
- 3 ECNL Alum on the 2017 SEC All-Conference Freshman Team
- 2017 SEC Offensive Player of the Year (Savannah McCaskill, CESA) is an ECNL Alum
- 2 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
- 1 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team
- 2 ECNL Alum on the 2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
The “ECNL player” has become an integral part of the next generation of collegiate soccer. The impact made on the game at the college level by ECNL Alums is unmatched. Congratulations to these players for personifying the league at this level, and continuing to grow the game for the better.
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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.
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