ECNL ALUMNI DOMINATE POWER FIVE CONFERENCE AWARDS
RICHMOND, Va. (December 10, 2021) – Following the exciting conclusion to the Women’s College Cup, which saw more than 65 ECNL alumni compete in the Final Four, ECNL Girls is extremely proud to announce an incredible representation of alumni taking home hardware from the Power Five conference awards. In total, 68 percent of the athletes selected to an All-Conference team or receiving an individual All-Conference award played for ECNL clubs.
“These awards are a recognition of the dedication and work of these players, and to the coaches and teammates surrounding them,” said ECNL Chief Operations Officer and ECNL Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “We congratulate these players, the youth clubs and coaches that helped them develop their talent, and the college coaches and teammates that are helping them shine on the collegiate stage. We are proud to have so many alumni competing and look forward to them forging the path for the next generation.”
Power Five Conference Awards By The Numbers:
Offensive Player of the Year: Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas)
Defensive Player of the Year: Emily Madril (FC Nova)*
Midfielder of the Year: Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado)
To view the ACC’s First Team, Second Team, Third Team and All-Freshman Team, click here.
Forward of the Year: Sarah Griffith (Sockers FC)*
Midfielder of the Year: Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA)
Defender of the Year: Gabby Provenzano (PDA)
Freshman of the Year: Riley Tiernan (PDA)
To view the Big Ten’s First Team, Second Team, Third Team and All-Freshman Team, click here.
Offensive Player of the Year: Kirsten Davis (Sting Dallas)
Defensive Player of the Year: Brandi Peterson (Concorde Fire)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Lauren Kellett (Sting Dallas)
To view the Big XII’s First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team, click here.
Forward of the Year: Penelope Hocking (So Cal Blues)
Midfielder of the Year: Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire)
Defender of the Year: Naomi Girma (De Anza Force)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Nadia Cooper (Challenge SC)
Freshman of the Year: Nadia Cooper (Challenge SC)
To view the Pac 12’s First Team, Second Team, Third Team and All-Freshman Team, click here.
Forward of the Year: Mollie Belisle (Concorde Fire)
Midfielder of the Year: Parker Goins (Tulsa SC)
Defender of the Year: Alyssa Malonson (Challenge SC)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Ashley Orkus (Alabama FC)
Freshman of the Year: Taylor Huff (Internationals SC)
To view the SEC’s First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team, click here.
* Denotes club that no longer participates in ECNL
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