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ECNL Nov 02, 2017

ECNL 2017 College Impact: Big Ten Conference

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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.

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The following ECNL Alums were recognized by the Big Ten Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team honors:

Name College ECNL Club
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
Casey Murphy Rutgers PDA
Sarah Stratigakis Michigan PDA
Frankie Tagliaferri Penn State PDA
Amirah Ali Rutgers PDA
Regan Steigleder Northwestern Sereno SC
Nikki Walts Ohio State Slammers FC
Sinclaire Miramontez Nebraska Sporting Blue Valley
Haley Hanson Nebraska Sporting Blue Valley
Taylor Timko Michigan Vardar

To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in The Big Ten Conference, click here.

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