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ECNL players make up 30 of 51 Gatorade Girls Players of the Year

RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – ECNL players make up 30 of the 51 Gatorade State Girls’ Soccer Players of the Year for the 2016-2017 campaign.

Each of the seven ECNL conferences have at least two players who earned this honor, with the Midwest and the Northeast each contributing six players in this year’s Gatorade State Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year honors. Eighteen of the honorees are 2017 graduates, and they are all moving on to play Division I collegiate soccer this fall. Congratulations to the following ECNLers on their Gatorade State Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year honors:

State Player Name ECNL Member Club
Arizona Erika Yost SC Del Sol
California Kennedy Wesley So Cal Blues
Colorado Shae Holmes Real Colorado
Delaware Alyssa Poarch Continental FC
District of Columbia Maliah Morris Bethesda SC
Georgia Rachel Jones Tophat SC
Idaho Lauren Bouvia FC Nova
Illinois Emma Thomson Sockers FC
Indiana Kristina Lynch Indiana Fire
Iowa Regan Steigleder Michigan Hawks
Kansas Gracely Briley Sporting Blue Valley
Maryland Cammie Murtha Bethesda SC
Massachusetts Eve Hewins FC Boston Scorpions
Minnesota Meredith Haakenson Minnesota Thunder Academy
Mississippi Morgan O’Connor Birmingham United
Missouri Kirsten Davis SLSG-MO
Montana Alexa Coyle FC Nova
Nevada Arlie Jones San Diego Surf *
New Hampshire Bailey Kolinski FC Stars
New Jersey Frankie Tagliaferri PDA
New York Madisyn Pezzino Western New York Flash
Ohio Sofia Rossi Indiana Fire *
Oklahoma Taylor Malham FC Dallas
Oregon Kaillen Fried FC Portland
Rhode Island Marykate McGuire Boston Breakers Academy
South Carolina Caroline Conti Carolina Elite SA
Tennessee Karlie Paschall Tophat SC
Texas Diana Ordonez FC Dallas
Virginia Claire Constant McLean YSA
Wisconsin Taylor Kerwin FC Wisconsin Eclipse

*ECNL Discovery Player

Fourteen of the Gatorade State Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year honorees will begin their fight for the ECNL National Finals this week at the ECNL National Playoffs in Rockford, Illinois.