RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – The Elite Clubs National League College Impact series catalogs the impact the ECNL has had on college women’s soccer since its founding in 2009, which has increased every year.
The ECNL College Impact is measured by the number of ECNL alumni that have moved on to collegiate soccer, and by their contribution to collegiate athletic conferences all over the United States.
The ECNL College Impact for the SEC includes all players currently active on SEC rosters:
- 239 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the SEC – more than 62 percent of the total players in the SEC.
- There were 88 ECNL alums in the 2016 SEC freshman class, 77 percent of the total class.
- 11 players on the 2016 SEC First Team are ECNL alums, and 82 percent of the overall award winners are ECNL alums.
- The SEC Offensive Player of the Year (Savannah McCaskill), SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Kaleigh Kurtz), SEC Freshman of the Year (Sarah Luebbert), and SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Casie Ramsier) are ECNL alums.
- 100% of players on the SEC All-Freshman Team are ECNL alums.
The SEC includes the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, and Vanderbilt University.
With 100% of the All-Freshman honorees, more than 80 percent of the overall conference honorees, and more than 75% of the total freshman class, it is clear where the future SEC stars are playing youth soccer.
See below for all of the ECNL alumni being recognized by the SEC for selection to the All-Conference First Team, Second Team or All-Freshman Team:
|Bri Folds||Auburn||BOCA United|
|Haley Pounds||Texas A&M||Challenge SC|
|Rylie O’Keefe||Tennessee||Colorado Rush|
|Gabby Seiler||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Julia Lester||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Mikayla Krzecowski||USC||Concorde Fire|
|Savannah Jordan||Florida||Concorde Fire|
|Danielle Rice||Texas A&M||Dallas Sting|
|Kayla McKeon||Arkansas||Dallas Sting|
|Lauren Selaiden||Missouri||Dallas Sting|
|Qyara Wintson||Arkansas||Dallas Sting|
|Stefani Doyle||Arkansas||Dallas Sting|
|Sophie Groff||USC||Dallas Texans|
|Marissa Bosco||Kentucky||Eclipse Select|
|Maya Neal||Tennessee||Eclipse Select|
|Paige Bendell||USC||Eclipse Select|
|Sarah LeBeau||Auburn||Eclipse Select SC|
|Sarah Luebbert||Missouri||SLSG – MO|
|Kristen Dodson||Auburn||Sockers FC|
|Brooke Ramsier||Auburn||Solar Chelsea|
|Casie Ramsier||Auburn||Solar Chelsea|
|Cristina DeZeeuw||Vanderbilt||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Jessi Hartzler||Arkansas||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Kaitlyn Clark||Missouri||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Grace Piper||Texas A&M||Texas Rush|
|Claire Kelley||Arkansas||TSC Hurricane|
|Kristen Cardano||Florida||TSC Hurricane|
|Karli Gutsche||Auburn||West Florida Flames|
|Kiana Clarke||Auburn||West Florida Flames|