Girls ECNL Selects 2018 HER Coaching Scholarship Recipients

RICHMOND, VA (February 27, 2018) – As part of the Amazing Young WomenTM campaign, the Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls ECNL) has announced the 2018 recipients of the H.E.R. Coaching Scholarships. Ten women from across the country were chosen from a deep pool of talented applicants to continue their coaching development and receive a scholarship from the Girls ECNL to pursue a US Soccer Federation National Coaching School’s Grassroots or “D” coaching license.

Launched in 2015, the H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship Program was created by the Girls ECNL specifically for Girls ECNL Alum and aspiring female coaches. The program aims to encourage current or former female players to enter the coaching profession, encourage continuing education within the profession, and continually raise the level of play in female youth soccer.

“The Girls ECNL is committed to providing coaching education opportunities to women that have been a part of the league,” said Jen Winnagle, ECNL Commissioner. “We hope to play a role in raising the number of female coaches across the youth space by investing in their future and showing the young players of today that a career in coaching is a great option.”

Of the ten recipients, six are Girls ECNL Alum, three are currently coaching at an ECNL Member Club and one is an ECNL Alum currently on staff with a Girls ECNL Member Club. The winners are:

Name ECNL Affiliation
Alexandra Mouton South Carolina United ^
Chloe Richards Heat FC ^
Christine McBeath Richmond United *
Cosette Morché Concorde Fire & Atlanta Fire *
Jacie Jermier FC Wisconsin *^
Lauren Spencer Michigan Hawks *
Madison Pickett Challenge SC ^
Margaret Osmundson Santa Rosa United *
Meaghan Mulligan PDA *
Sydney Griffin Eclipse Select SC *

* ECNL Alumni
^  Current staff/coach at ECNL Member Club

To be eligible, H.E.R. scholarship applicants were required to be current or former Girls ECNL players, current female coaches within Girls ECNL Member Clubs, or females that aspire to coach or currently coach a women’s and/or girls’ team at the club or college level. Each winner will receive financial assistance to attend either the USSF National Coaching School’s Grassroots or “D” coaching license course in 2018.

To learn more about the 2018 class of H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship winners, visit


About Amazing Young WomenTM:  Launched by the Girls ECNL, the Amazing Young Women is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders.  The Girls ECNL is calling on all of the nation’s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of today’s girls.

The #GAMECHANGER campaign celebrates the desire, ambition and impact of the Girls ECNL athlete. #GAMECHANGER defines the inner struggle that SHE has on a daily basis, and showcases the choice to become great. It reaches deep into HER core, exposing all that makes her amazing, resilient and driven.

Amazing Young Women of the Girls ECNL will be showcased at Through testimonials, tips and tools, the website is providing all girls to view, share, and celebrate what it is to be motivated, strong, and successful.

About Girls Elite Clubs National League:  The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls 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 Girls ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer. | Facebook: /theECNL | Twitter: @theECNL

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