The 2018 ECNL College Impact – Big 12 Conference

RICHMOND, VA (November 1, 2018) – For the fourth consecutive year, ECNL Alums constitute the majority of women’s collegiate soccer players in the Big 12. In 2018, ECNL Alums make up 66% of the entire Big 12 in 2018, and 76% of the conference’s individual honorees. The ECNL College Impact on the Big 12, one of the top soccer conferences in the country, is overwhelming and continues to increase every year.

Ten years ago, the Girls ECNL transformed the landscape for girls’ soccer and began a movement that would impact all levels of women’s soccer. The ECNL College Impact catalogs the incredible impact ECNL Alums have on collegiate women’s soccer conferences across the country every year.

The ECNL College Impact for the Big 12 Conference includes all players currently active on Big 12 rosters:

  • 191 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Big 12 Conference – 66% of the total players in the Big 12.
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (Cyera Hintzen) and Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year (Messiah Bright) are an ECNL Alums.
  • There are 52 ECNL Alums in the 2018 Big 12 freshman class, over 60% of the class.
  • Over 90% of the 2018 Big 12 All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums and 15 players on the 2018 Big 12 First Team and Second Team are ECNL Alums.

The Big 12 Conference includes Baylor University, Iowa State, Kansas University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and West Virginia University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alums selected to the Big 12 Conference for All-Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Vanessa Flores West Virginia Albion Hurricanes FC
Grace Yochum Oklahoma State Albion Hurricanes FC
Taylor Moon Baylor D’Feeters SC
Julie James Baylor Dallas Sting
Yazmeen Ryan TCU Dallas Sting
Cyera Hintzen Texas Dallas Sting
Sarah King Baylor Dallas Texans
Jennifer Wandt Baylor FC Wisconsin
Sh’Nia Gordon West Virginia GSA
Jordan Brewster West Virginia Internationals SC
Paige Welch Oklahoma Lonestar SC
Addison Clark West Virginia Minnesota Thunder
Grace Cutler West Virginia Real Colorado
Cassandra Hiatt Texas Tech Real Colorado
Maddy Warren TCU Slammers FC
Haley Berg Texas Solar SC
Messiah Bright TCU Solar SC
Kayley Ables Baylor Solar SC
Mackenzie McFarland Texas Solar SC
Sarah Peters Kansas Sporting Blue Valley
Kim Rodriguez Oklahoma State Texas Rush
Kaylee Dao Oklahoma TSC Hurricane
Camryn Wendlandt Baylor Utah Avalanche

The ECNL is the top development 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 at one of the 89 ECNL clubs across the country and start your journey to college soccer now.

To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in the Big 12 Conference, click here.


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 ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.  |  Facebook /theECNL  |  Twitter@theECNL