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ECNL Sep 22, 2017

ECNL alumnae make major impact in opening month of NCAA season

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RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – The Elite Clubs National League has had a major impact on all levels of women’s soccer since its founding in 2009. Each season the sisterhood of ECNL Alums grows, with approximately 90 percent of players going on to play collegiate soccer. The ECNL’s College Impact series has cataloged the ECNL’s impact on women’s college soccer over the past several years.

The first month of 2017 was filled with action, with exciting matchups and movement in rankings week-to-week.  Conference competition begins this week for most, so we took a look at how ECNL Alums have impacted their respective programs in the first half of the season.

The Top 25 teams are loaded with ECNL Alums with 448 ECNL Alums spanning across the top DI teams in the country. In addition, the NCAA Women’s Soccer Top 10 Individual Stat leaders feature several ECNL Alums.

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#2 – Channing Foster (Eclipse Select/SLSG-MO) (9)
T#4 – Cece Kizer (Sporting Blue Valley) (8)
T#4 – Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf) (8)

#1 – Anna Beffer (TSC Hurricane) (8) *
T#6 – Sam Coffey (Match Fit Academy) (6)
T#6 – Kelsey Goldring (Connecticut FC) (6)
T#6 – Baseley McClaskey (Real Colorado) (6)
T#6 – Alyssa Seitzer (Sport Blue Valley) (6)
T#6 – Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC) (6) *
T#6 – Jennifer Westendorf (GSA) (6) *
T#6 – Ryan Williams (Colorado Rush) (6)

#4 – CeCe Kizer (Sporting Blue Valley) (21)
#5 – Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf) (20)
T#6 – Channing Foster (SLSG) (19)
T#6 – Kayla Saager (Albertson Fury) (19)
#9 – Parker Goins (TSC Hurricane) (18)

T#1 – Olivia Camera (FC Virginia) (65)
T#1 – Gianna Guyot (Arsenal FC) (65)
#7 – Alyssa Palacios (Dallas Sting) (60)
T#8 – Cassidy Babin (Maryland United) (50)
T#10 – Jaelyn Cunningham (Vardar) (57)

*Signifies an ECNL Amazing Young Women Spotlight or S’Hero Award

In the Power 5 Conferences, 21 ECNL Alum have won the Player of the Week honors in the first 6 weeks of the season. Casey Murphy (PDA) has earned three Defensive Player of the Week honors in the Big 10 Conference while Mikayla Kzreczowski (Concorde Fire) and Caitlyn Clem (Michigan Hawks) have each earned two Defensive Player of the Week honors in their respective conferences.