RICHMOND, Va. (August 11, 2022) – After an extraordinary season with nearly 20,000 athletes and more than 700 teams competing at the highest level of American youth female soccer in the ECNL Club Competition, the ECNL Girls is thrilled to announce the 2021-22 Conference Players of the Year and All-Conference First and Second Teams. 

“These players have distinguished themselves over the course of the season in the country’s most demanding youth competition,” said ECNL COO and Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle.  “These honors reflect years of work and training, great commitment to excel and grow, and performance when it matters most.  We are excited to see what these fantastic players will do in the future in the league, in college, and beyond.  Congratulations to them, their teams, their coaches, and their families.” 

Honorees were selected by conference awards committees with technical representatives from every club in each of the ECNL Girls’ nine conferences. The number of players selected was based upon the size of the respective conference.

Players that have been selected to their respective All-Conference First Team will also be eligible for selection to the ECNL Girls All-American teams, which will be announced later this month. All-Conference Players of the Year will also be eligible for selection for the ECNL Girls’ National Player of the Year. The first ever All-ECNL Regional League teams will also be announced this month.

Below is every ECNL Girls Club Competition Conference Player of the Year and the All-Conference First and Second teams. 

Mid-Atlantic Conference Players of the Year

U15: Carrie Helfrich – Virginia Union FC

U16: YLan Nguyen – VDA

U17: Taylor Suarez – Charlotte Soccer Academy; Molly Widderich – NC Fusion

U18/19: Kennedy Bell – Charlotte Soccer Academy; Jill Flammia – Richmond United

To view the full Mid-Atlantic All-Conference teams, click here.


Midwest Conference Players of the Year

U15: Mya Brandon – Michigan Hawks 

U16: Grace Restovich – SLSG Navy

U17: Laudan WilsonKansas City Athletics 

U18/19: Regan Dancer – Michigan Hawks

To view the full Midwest All-Conference teams, click here.


New England Conference Players of the Year

U15: Kennedy Ring – World Class FC

U16: Gabby Chan – World Class FC

U17: Bella Winn – World Class FC

U18/19: Kelsee Wozniak – FC Stars Blue

To view the full New England All-Conference teams, click here.


North Atlantic Conference Players of the Year

U15: Sara Groseibl – PDA Blue

U16: Addison Halpern – PDA Blue

U17: Melina Rebimbas – PDA Blue

U18/19: Natasha Kim – PDA Blue

To view the full North Atlantic All-Conference teams, click here.


Northwest Conference Players of the Year

U15: Elhom Khursand – San Juan SC

U16: Lexi Meyer – Colorado Rapids Youth SC

U17: Reagan Kotschau – Real Colorado National 

U18/19: Ajanae Respass – Real Colorado National 

To view the full Northwest All-Conference teams, click here.


Ohio Valley Conference Players of the Year

U15: Tessa Knapp – Internationals SC

U16: Eleanor Klinger – Internationals SC

U17: Victoria Safradin – Internationals SC; Katie Shea Collins – Tennessee Soccer Club

U18/19: Mia Bhuta – Internationals SC

To view the full Ohio Valley All-Conference teams, click here.


Southeast Conference Players of the Year

U15: Kai Price – Concorde Fire Platinum

U16: Kara Croone – Concorde Fire Platinum

U17: Emma Chapman – GSA

U18/19: Riley Jackson – Concorde Fire Platinum

To view the full Southeast All-Conference teams, click here.


Southwest Conference Players of the Year

U15: Ayva Jordan – Slammers FC HB Koge

U16: Lily Biddulph – Slammers FC HB Koge

U17: Maryn Wolf – San Diego Surf SC

U18/19: Mia Minestrella – Beach FC

To view the full Southwest All-Conference teams, click here.


Texas Conference Players of the Year

U15: Hannah Jordan – Solar Soccer Club

U16: Kennedy Fuller – Solar Soccer Club

U17: Bella James – FC Dallas

U18/19: Cam Roller – Solar Soccer Club

To view the full Texas All-Conference teams, click here.


About the ECNL:

The ECNL is the nation’s leading youth soccer development platform. The ECNL respects and celebrates the unique individuality of every youth soccer player and club, supporting and enabling them to unleash their unfettered passion and fierce tenacity in striving to achieve their potential. 

The ECNL mission to Raise the Game is a total commitment to create the best possible environment for players, coaches, referees and administrators, with a determination to constantly question convention and challenge the status quo in youth sports.

The ECNL Commitment:

We will lead, set our eyes on new horizons, and pursue them relentlessly. Born out of the belief in a better way. Continued in the ever-evolving pursuit of excellence. 

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