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ECNL Nov 25, 2019

ECNL alums account for 62 percent of players in NCAA Women’s Soccer Power 5 Conferences

RICHMOND, VA – The 2019 women’s college soccer regular season saw alums from the ECNL Girls have their biggest on-field impact in history, with growth in the incredible total number of players in the Power 5, and in the stunning impact these players are having.

The ECNL College Impact chronicles the unprecedented influence of ECNL alums as leaders at the collegiate level, showcasing their achievements and overall effect on the game both on and off the field.

Consistent with previous years, ECNL Alums have again overwhelmingly dominated the 2019 individual conference honors in the “Power 5” conferences – the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Pac-12 Conference.  In total, there are over 1,100 ECNL Alums playing in these five conferences, accounting for more than 62% of all rostered players in the Power 5. 

“The goal of the ECNL has always been to provide a platform that supports and enables each ECNL club to meet the needs of their players.  These Power 5 numbers quantify the magic that happens when amazing players are given the right environment for their development,” said Jen Winnagle, Commissioner, ECNL Girls. “Each of the young women playing at the collegiate level today are raising the expectations for the next generation. We are proud to count so many of them as ECNL Alums and look forward to celebrating their continued success on the field and in life.”

ECNL Alums by the Numbers:
Every conference in the Power 5 saw an increase in the number of ECNL Alums, making the 2019 Impact the league’s largest in four years.  

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • 109 ECNL alums in the freshman class participated in the conference
  • 64% of total players in the conference are ECNL Alums
  • The 2019 freshman class of ECNL Alums increased 18% from the last season

Big Ten Conference

  • ECNL alums swept all 4 Player of the Year Awards
  • 54% of total players in the conference are ECNL Alums
  • 111 ECNL alums in the freshman class participated in the conference

Big 12 Conference

  • 93 ECNL alums in the freshman class participated in the conference
  • 64% of total players in the conference are ECNL Alums
  • The 2019 freshman class of ECNL Alums increased 39% from the last season

Pac-12 Conference

  • 102 ECNL alums in the freshman class participated in the conference
  • 60% of total players in the conference are ECNL Alums
  • The 2019 freshman class of ECNL Alums increased 16% from the last season

Southeastern Conference

  • 128 ECNL alums in the freshman class participated in the conference
  • 71% of total players in the conference are ECNL Alums
  • The 2019 freshman class of ECNL Alums increased 48% from the last season

The 2019 freshman class of ECNL alums were recognized as an exceptional group of athletes, taking home 4 out of the 5 Freshman of the Year awards.

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE (ACC) HONORS: 

ACC Defensive Player of the Year: *Malia Berkely, Florida State (Michigan Hawks)

First Team All-ACC: 

*Malia Berkely, Florida State (Michigan Hawks)

*Jaelin Howell, Florida State  (Real Colorado)

*Emily Fox, North Carolina (FC Virginia)

*Brianna Pinto, North Carolina (CASL)

*Meghan McCool, Virginia (Penn Fusion)

*Amanda McGlynn, Virginia Tech (Armada FC Youth)

Totals: 6 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

Second Team All-ACC:

*Delaney Graham, Duke (NTH TopHat)

*Ella Stevens, Duke (GSA)

*Gabrielle Kouzelos, Louisville (Internationals SC)

*Phoebe McClernon, Virginia (Penn Fusion)

*Diana Ordonez, Virginia (FC Dallas)

*Alexa Spaanstra, Virginia (Michigan Hawks)

*Taryn Torres, Virginia (FC Dallas)

*Madison Hammond, Wake Forest (McLean YSA)

Totals: 8 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

Third Team All-ACC:

*Olivia Vaughn, Boston College (Match Fit Academy)

*Brooklynn Rivers, Louisville (Ohio Elite SA)

*Taylor Otto, North Carolina (CASL)

*Sammi Fisher, Notre Dame (Real So Cal)

*Eva Hurm, Notre Dame (PDA)

*Laurel Ivory, Virginia (West Florida Flames)

*Kelsey Irwin, Virginia Tech (San Diego Surf)

Totals: 7 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

ACC All-Freshman:

*Hal Hershfelt, Clemson (Concorde Fire)

*Maliah Morris, Clemson (Bethesda SC)

*Jenna Nighswonger, Florida State (Slammers FC)

*Jameese Joseph, NC State (Bethesda SC)

*Isabel Cox, North Carolina (NC Fusion)

*Diana Ordonez, Virginia (FC Dallas)

Totals: 6 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

 

BIG TEN CONFERENCE HONORS: 

Big Ten Forward of the Year: *Dani Rhodes, Wisconsin (FC Wisconsin)

Big Ten Defender of the Year: *Camryn Biegalski, Wisconsin (Eclipse Select SC)

Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year: *Jordyn Bloomer, Wisconsin (FC Wisconsin)

Big Ten Freshman of the Year: *Ally Schlegel, Penn State (Real Colorado)

First-Team All-Big Ten:

*Ally Schlegel, Penn State (Real Colorado)

*Amirah Ali, Rutgers (PDA)

*Alia Martin, Michigan (Eclipse Select SC)

*Kerry Abello, Penn State (Eclipse Select SC)

*Sam Coffey, Penn State (Match Fit Academy)

*Dani Rhodes, Wisconsin (FC Wisconsin)

*Jordyn Bloomer, Wisconsin (FC Wisconsin)

Totals: 7 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

Second-Team All-Big Ten: 

*Allison Jorden, Indiana (SC Del Sol)

*Natalie Winters, Iowa (Michigan Hawks)

*Alyssa Poarch, Maryland (Continental FC)

*Meredith Haakenson, Michigan (Minnesota Thunder)

*Raleigh Loughman, Michigan (MVLA)

*Brenna Ochoa, Nebraska (Sereno SC)

*Sinclaire Miramontez, Nebraska (Sporting Blue Valley)

*Frankie Tagliaferri, Penn State (PDA)

*Nneka Moneme, Rutgers (PDA)

*Amanda Visco, Rutgers (PDA)

*Meagan McClelland, Rutgers (PDA)

Totals: 11 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

Third Team All-Big Ten: 

*Nicki Hernandez, Michigan (Eclipse Select SC)

*Hillary Beall, Michigan (So Cal Blues SC)

*Regan Steigleder, Northwestern (Sereno SC)

*Julietta Thron, Northwestern (Match Fit Academy)

*Izzy Rodriguez, Ohio State (Michigan Hawks)

*Chantelle Swaby, Rutgers (Connecticut FC)

*Taylor Aylmer, Rutgers (World Class FC)

*Cameron Murtha, Wisconsin  (Bethesda SC)

*Lauren Rice, Wisconsin (Indiana Fire Juniors)

*Claire Shea, Wisconsin (Concorde Fire)

Totals: 10 out of 14 honorees are ECNL alums

Big Ten All-Freshman:

*Gianna Gourley, Iowa (Heat FC)

*Katie Duong, Minnesota (Crossfire Premier)

*Jordan Silkowitz, Ohio State (McLean YSA)

*Payton Linnehan, Penn State (FC Stars of Massachusetts)

*Cori Dyke, Penn State (Colorado Rapids)

*Ally Schlegel, Penn State (Real Colorado)

*Emma Jaskaniec, Wisconsin (FC Wisconsin)

*Macy Monticello, Wisconsin (McLean YSA)

Totals: 8 out of 12 honorees are ECNL alums

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award: 

*Claire Graves, Iowa (Ohio Premier)

*Erin Seppi, Maryland (FC Bucks)

*Sam DeVecchi, Michigan (Mustang SC)

*Brenna Ochoa, Nebraska (Sereno SC)

*Bailey Kolinski, Ohio State (FC Stars of Massachusetts)

*Maddy Duncan, Purdue (Mustang SC)

*Taylor Aylmer, Rutgers (World Class FC)

*Payton Wesley, Wisconsin (FC Wisconsin)

Totals: 8 out of 12 honorees are ECNL alums

 

BIG 12 CONFERENCE HONORS: 

Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year: *Kirsten Davis, Texas Tech (Sting Dallas)

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year: *Addisyn Merrick, Kansas (Sporting Blue Valley)

Big 12 Freshman of the Year: *Madison White, Texas Tech (Sting Dallas)

Big 12 All-Tournament Team:

*Sarah Peters, Kansas (Sporting Blue Valley)

*Isabella Cavalcante, Kansas (Sockers FC)

*Addisyn Merrick, Kansas (Sporting Blue Valley)

*Mandi Duggan, Kansas (Colorado Storm)

*Kim Rodriguez, Oklahoma State (Texas Rush)

*Gabriella Coleman, Oklahoma State (D’Feeters SC)

*Yazmeen Ryan, TCU (Sting Dallas)

*Messiah Bright, TCU (Solar SC)

*Jordie Harr, Texas Tech (Sting Dallas)

 

PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORS:

Pac-12 Forward of the Year: *Tara McKeown, USC (Eagles SC)

Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year: *Catarina Macario, Stanford (San Diego Surf)

Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year: *Naomi Girma, Stanford (De Anza Force)

Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year: *Angelina Anderson, California (Mustang SC)

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year: *Angelina Anderson, California (Mustang SC)

All-Pac-12 First-Team:

*Angelina Anderson, California (Mustang SC)

*Emily Smith, California (De Anza Force)

*Taylor Kornieck, Colorado (San Diego Surf)

*Naomi Girma, Stanford (De Anza Force)

*Madison Haley, Stanford (Dallas Texans)

*Catarina Macario, Stanford (San Diego Surf)

*Kiara Pickett, Stanford (Eagles SC)

*Ashley Sanchez, UCLA (So Cal Blues SC)

*Penelope Hocking, USC (So Cal Blues SC)

*Tara McKeown, USC (Eagles SC)

Totals: 10 out of 12 honorees are ECNL alums

All-Pac-12 Second-Team:

*Luca Deza, California (De Anza Force)

*Jalen Tompkins, Colorado (Sereno SC)

*Sophia Smith, Stanford (Real Colorado)

*Kaiya McCullough, UCLA (San Diego Surf)

*Viviana Villacorta, UCLA (Real So Cal)

*Jalen Woodward, USC (Crossfire Premier)

*Tavia Leachman, Utah (So Cal Blues SC)

*Morgan Weaver, Washington State (Washington Premier)

Totals: 8 out of 12 honorees are ECNL alums

All-Pac-12 Third Team:

*McKenzie Weinert, Oregon State (Crossfire United)

*Maya Doms, Stanford (Davis Legacy)

*Sam Hiatt, Stanford (Crossfire Premier)

*Chloe Castaneda, UCLA (Real So Cal)

*Mia Fishel, UCLA (San Diego Surf)

*Julia Bingham, USC (Slammers FC)

*Ella Dederick, Washington State (Real So Cal)

Totals: 7 out of 12 honorees are ECNL alums

All-Pac-12 Freshman:

*Angelina Anderson, California (Mustang SC)

*Tessa Barton, Colorado (Colorado Rapids)

*Sakura Yoshida, Oregon (Eastside FC)

*Brianna McReynolds, Oregon State (LA Premier FC)

*Maya Doms, Stanford (Davis Legacy)

*Kennedy Wesley, Stanford (So Cal Blues SC)

*Mia Fishel, UCLA (San Diego Surf)

*Jaelyn Eisenhart, USC (Heat FC)

*Kaylin Martin, USC (West Coast FC)

Totals: 9 out of 11 honorees are ECNL alums

 

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE (SEC) HONORS: 

SEC *Co-Defender of the Year:   *Haley VanFossen, Arkansas (TSC Hurricane)

SEC Goalkeeper of the Year: *Mikayla Krzeczowski, South Carolina (Concorde Fire)

SEC Freshman of the Year: *Anna Podojil, Arkansas (Ohio Elite SA)

SEC First-Team:

*Reyna Reyes, Alabama (FC Dallas)

*Parker Goins, Arkansas (TSC Hurricane)

*Anna Podojil, Arkansas (Ohio Elite SA)

*Haley VanFossen, Arkansas (TSC Hurricane)

*Taylor Malham, Arkansas (TSC Hurricane)

*Julia Lester, Florida (Concorde Fire)

*Kayla Bruster, Georgia (NTH Tophat)

*Makayla Waldner, Mississippi State (SLSG-IL)

*Sarah Luebbert, Missouri (SLSG-MO)

*Channing Foster, Ole Miss (Eclipse Select SC)

*Mikayla Krzeczowski, South Carolina (Concorde Fire)

*Maya Neal, Tennessee (Eclipse Select SC)

*Mary Alice Vignola, Tennessee (Ohio Elite SA)

Totals: 13 out of 15 honorees are ECNL alums

SEC Second-Team:

*Bryana Hunter, Arkansas (Lonestar SC)

*Katie Lund, Arkansas (Sting Dallas)

Bri Folds, Auburn (Boca United)

*Kit Loferski, Florida (JFC)

*Lauren Chang, South Carolina (NTH Tophat)

*Jyllissa Harris, South Carolina (PDA)

*Katie Cousins, Tennessee (Richmond United)

*Briana Alston, Texas A&M (FC Virginia)

*Nia Dorsey, Vanderbilt (Maryland United)

*Grace Jackson, Vanderbilt (NTH Tophat)

*Haley Hopkins, Vanderbilt (Slammers FC)

*Ella Shamburger, Vanderbilt (NTH Tophat)

Totals: 12 out of 18 honorees are ECNL alums

SEC All-Freshman:

*Carlee Giammona, Alabama (Heat FC)

*Reyna Reyes, Alabama (FC Dallas)

*Anna Podojil, Arkansas (Ohio Elite SA)

*Sydney Richards, Auburn (FC Dallas)

*Kouri Peace, Florida (FC Bucks)

*Hannah Richardson, Kentucky (Sockers FC)

*Mo O’Connor, Ole Miss (BUSA)

*Lindsey Romig, Tennessee (Richmond United)

*Katie Smith, Texas A&M (TSC Hurricane)

SEC All-Scholar-Athletes:

*Nealy Martin, Alabama (BUSA)

*MaKayla Waldner, Mississippi State (SLSG-IL)

*Sarah Luebbert, Missouri (SLSG-MO)