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ECNL Nov 11, 2015

ECNL College Impact: The Big 12 Conference

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RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – The Elite Clubs National League was created in 2009 with the mission to “Elevate the Game” – to improve the daily training and competition environment of the best youth female players in the United States, and by doing so improve and raise the level of female soccer at all levels.  In six seasons, the ECNL has quickly grown to become the top youth female club league in the world.

ECNL logoWhile the impact of the ECNL is primarily felt at the youth level, the ECNL has had a significant and growing impact on every level of the sport.  ECNL players cover US Soccer youth national team rosters, and even more ECNL alums are now dominating the Division I college soccer landscape.

The ECNL College Impact can be measured by the number of ECNL alums that have moved on to collegiate soccer, and the increase in this number every year since the league’s inception.  The ECNL College Impacthighlights the ECNL’s effect on collegiate athletic conferences all over the United States, and begins with the Big 12 Conference.

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The Big 12 Conference stretches from Texas to Iowa, and all the way east to West Virginia.  The Big 12 includes Baylor University, Iowa State, Kansas University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and West Virginia University. The ECNL College Impact for the Big 12 includes all players active on Big 12 rosters:

  • 157 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the Big 12 Conference.
  • Nearly 65% of the players in the Big 12 Conference are ECNL alums.
  • The Offensive Player of the Year, Janine Beckie, is an ECNL alumni.
  • The Freshman of the Year, Lauren Piercey is an ECNL alumni.
  • 73% of the 2015 Big 12 All-Freshman Team are ECNL alumni and 10 Players on the 2015 Big 12 First Team and Second Team are ECNL alumni.
Congratulations to all of the ECNL Alumni being recognized by the Big 12 Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team:
Name
College
ECNL Member Club
Abby Smith
Texas
Dallas Texans
Allie Stephenson
Oklahoma State
Sporting Blue Valley (formerly KCFC)
Janine Beckie
Texas Tech
Real Colorado
Michaela Abam
WVU
Texas Rush
Rachel Ressler
Oklahoma
SC Del Sol
Natalie Calhoun
Oklahoma State
Dallas Sting
Michelle Prokoff
TCU
Eclipse Select SC
Alli Murphy
Texas Tech
FC Dallas
Emmal Heckendorn
TCU
Dallas Sting
Alexa Adams
Texas
Real So Cal
Amanda Hoglund
Baylor
Socker FC
Julie James
Baylor
Dallas Sting
Sarah King
Baylor
Dallas Texans
Lauren Piercy
Baylor
D’Feeters
Kaylee Dao
Oklahoma
TSC Hurricane
Marlo Zoller
Oklahoma State
TSC Hurricane
Alexa Adams
Texas
Real So Cal
Nia Gordon
WVU
GSA
The ECNL is providing a highway to Big 12 college soccer – and the ECNL College Impact in the Big 12 is growing.  Join the ECNL, and start your journey to the Big 12 school of your dreams!
The ECNL is more than four letters – it is the best platform for female soccer players in the United States, and the vision and goal of the best clubs, teams, and players in the country.  Become an ECNL athlete and start your path to college soccer now.
To view a listing of current ECNL Alums in the Big 12 Conference, click here.

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