ECNL 2017 College Impact: Big Ten Conference
RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – ECNL Alums make up nearly 60 percent of the entire Big Ten Conference in 2017, and more than 70 percent of the conference’s individual honorees.
The ECNL College Impact series catalogs the signficant impact of ECNL Alums on collegiate women’s soccer every year. The ECNL College Impact for The Big Ten Conference includes all players currently active on Big Ten rosters:
- 239 ECNL Alums are currently playing in the Big Ten Conference – 59% of the players in the Big Ten Conference are ECNL alums.
- 24 players from the Big Ten First Team, Second Team, and All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums, over 70% of the Big Ten Conference honorees.
- The Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (Nikki Walts), Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (Casey Murphy) and Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Amirah Ali) are ECNL Alums.
- 8 out of the 11 players on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team are ECNL Alums.
The Big Ten includes the University of Illinois, University of Indiana, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and University of Wisconsin.
The following ECNL Alums were recognized by the Big Ten Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team honors:
|Cameron Murtha||Wisconsin||Bethesda SC|
|Tori Burnett||Minnesota||Colorado Rush|
|Chantelle Swaby||Rutgers||Connecticut FC|
|Kayla Sharples||Northwestern||Eclipse Select SC|
|Megan Schafer||Penn State||FC Bucks|
|Dani Rhodes||Wisconsin||FC Wisconsin|
|Lauren Rice||Wisconsin||Indiana Fire|
|Emily Ogle||Penn State||Internationals SC|
|Maddy Lowe||Ohio State||Match Fit Academy, Western New York Flash|
|Marisa Viggiano||Northwestern||Michigan Hawks|
|Jamie Cheslik||Michigan State||Michigan Hawks|
|Izzy Rodriguez||Ohio State||Michigan Hawks|
|Sarah Clark||Purdue||Michigan Hawks|
|Sammy Kleedkte||Wisconsin||Michigan Hawks|
|Molly Fiedler||Minnesota||Minnesota Thunder|
|Sammy Edwards||Ohio State||Ohio Premier|
|Frankie Tagliaferri||Penn State||PDA|
|Regan Steigleder||Northwestern||Sereno SC|
|Nikki Walts||Ohio State||Slammers FC|
|Sinclaire Miramontez||Nebraska||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Haley Hanson||Nebraska||Sporting Blue Valley|
To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in The Big Ten Conference, click here.