The 2018 ECNL College Impact – Horizon League

RICHMOND, VA (November 27, 2018) – 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 Horizon League includes all players currently active on Horizon League rosters:

  • 57 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Horizon League Conference- 20 of those ECNL Alums are freshmen.
  • ECNL Alum Marina Manzo is the Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year.

The Horizon League Conference includes Cleveland State University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky University, Oakland University, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Valparaiso University, Wright State University and Youngstown State University.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the Horizon League Conference for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:

Name College ECNL Club
Erin Corrigan Milwaukee FC Wisconsin
Emily Kavanaugh Illinois- Chicago McLean YSA
Ashley Thiss Cleveland State Ohio Elite
Marina Manzo Detriot Mercy Vardar
Nikki May Oakland Vardar

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 Horizon League Conference, 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