ECNL All-America Team & ECNL Player of the Year For ’18-’19 Season

RICHMOND, VA (July 18, 2019) – It is with great honor and pride that we can announce the ECNL All-America Team, as well as ECNL Player of the Year for the 2018-2019 season. Each of these athletes has made extreme sacrifices to put themselves in the position they are in today, whether it was sacrificing time with friends and family, or their bodies on the pitch. These #AmazingYoungWomen are a representation of what it takes to become the best that you can be. 

Overall, thirty players were selected to the ECNL All-America Team by the All-America Committee. The committee includes technical representatives from each of the eight ECNL conferences located across the country.

From this distinguished group of players, Marin Whieldon, a midfielder from the U18/U19 ECNL National Championship So Cal Blues SC squad, was named the ECNL Player of the Year. Marin Whieldon played a major role in So Cal Blues’ National Championship run this past season, cementing her legacy in the ECNL and her So Cal Blues team as a team of destiny.  

Greg Baker — head coach of Whieldon’s So Cal Blues U18/U19 team — said, “Marin Whieldon is the epitome of work rate. She has an engine that never quits and she has an incessant drive to win. She will put in the time to do the skill work, the dirty work, or the goal-scoring, that her team needs. Marin does whatever it takes to be the best. She is very deserving of this prestigious award.”

The complete list of the 2018-2019 ECNL All-America Team is as follows:

Michaela Agresti Midfielder FC Stars East ECNL U18/U19 Northeast
Korbin Albert Midfielder Eclipse Select SC Lunar ECNL U16 Midwest
Mia Asenjo Midfielder/Forward SUSA FC ECNL U16 Northeast
Colby Barnett Forward So Cal Blues SC ECNL U16 Southwest
Hannah Chance Forward TSC Hurricane ECNL U16 Texas
Maya Doms Midfielder Davis Legacy ECNL U18/U19 Northwest
Olyvia Dowell Forward Sting Dallas ECNL U18/U19 Texas
Julianna Duckett Midfielder LAFC Slammers ECNL U17 Southwest
Aaliyah Farmer Midfielder LAFC Slammers ECNL U16 Southwest
Aleigh Gambone Midfielder McLean YSA ECNL U18/U19 Mid-Atlantic
Isabella Ginocchi Midfielder Ohio Premier ECNL U17 Ohio Valley
Michayla Gussler Goalkeeper Ohio Premier ECNL U17 Ohio Valley
Khyah Harper Forward Minnesota Thunder Academy ECNL U17 Midwest
Skylar Heinrich Forward Elite Girls Academy ECNL U18/U19 Midwest
Simone Jackson Forward LAFC Slammers ECNL U18/U19 Southwest
Camryn Lancaster Midfielder Solar SC ECNL U17 Texas
Julia Leas Midfielder McLean YSA ECNL U18/U19 Mid-Atlantic
Julia Leontini Midfielder Mustang SC ECNL U17 Northwest
Ella Midura Midfielder FC Stars ECNL U17 Northeast
Lucy Mitchell Forward Concorde Fire Platinum ECNL U17 Southeast
Lily Render Midfielder BRYC Elite Academy ECNL U16 Mid-Atlantic
Emily Royson Defender PDA Blue ECNL U17 Northeast
Emma Sears Forward Ohio Premier ECNL U18/U19 Ohio Valley
Cally Togiai Forward Crossfire United ECNL U16 Northwest
Eliza Turner Midfielder McLean YSA ECNL U17 Mid-Atlantic
Maggie Wadsworth Forward Gwinnett Soccer Academy (GSA) ECNL U16 Southeast
Giselle Washington Midfielder Concorde Fire Platinum ECNL U18/U19 Southeast
Marin Whieldon Midfielder So Cal Blues SC ECNL U18/U19 Southwest
Sam Woods Forward Michigan Hawks ECNL U16 Midwest
Arianna Zumpano Forward WNY Flash ECNL U16 Ohio Valley

Congratulations to these selected athletes on their impressive achievements throughout the 2018-2019 season. The ECNL would like to thank each and every one of you for helping raise the game this past season and for exemplifying what it means to have #NoCeiling.


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