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ECNL Nov 11, 2015

ECNL College Impact: The Big Ten Conference

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RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – The Elite Clubs National League College Impact series began last season with a look at how the ECNL has impacted college soccer across the country. In just over 6 years, impact of ECNL alums in the Big 10 is astounding. During the 2015 college season, 223 ECNL alums participated in Big Ten Conference soccer – almost 60 percent of the total women’s soccer athletes in the conference. Even more impressive, 10 freshmen on the All-Freshman Team are ECNL alums.

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+Read: ECNL College Impact: The Big 12 Conference

The Big Ten Conference stretches across nearly half the country, from the Midwest all the way to the East Coast. 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 ECNL College Impact for the Big Ten includes all players active on Big Ten rosters:

  • 223 ECNL alumni are currently playing in the Big Ten Conference.
  • Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champions: University of Wisconsin and Penn State University have a total of 38 ECNL alumni on their championship rosters.
  • Nearly 58% of the players in the Big Ten Conference are ECNL alums.
  • 21 players from the Big Ten First Team, Second Team, and All-Freshman Team are ECNL alumni, nearly 70% of the Big Ten Conference honorees.
  • The Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, Casey Murphy, and Big Ten Forward of the Year, Simone Kolander, are ECNL alumni. In addition, 10 out of the 16 players on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team are ECNL alumni.

Congratulations to all of the ECNL alumni recognized by the Big Ten Conference for All Conference First Team, Second Team and All-Freshman Team:

Name
College
ECNL Member Club
Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz
Michigan State
Michigan Hawks
Simone Kolander
Minnesota
Minnesota Thunder Academy
Casey Murphy
Rutgers
PDA
Brianne Reed
Rutgers
PDA
Ani Sarkisian
Michigan
PDA
Mallory Weber
Penn State
Michigan Hawks
Caitlyn Clem
Wisconsin
Michigan Hawks
Emily Ogle
Penn State
Internationals SC
Megan Schafer
Penn State
FC Bucks
Addie Steiner
Northwestern
Sporting Blue Valley
Brianna Stelzer
Wisconsin
Minnesota Thunder Academy
Reilly Martin
Michigan
Eclipse Select SC
Lexy Warner
Michigan State
Michigan Hawks
April Bockin
Minnesota
Minnesota Thunder Academy
Molly Fiedler
Minnesota
Minnesota Thunder Academy
Marisa Viggiano
Northwestern
Michigan Hawks
Sarah Roberts
Ohio State
So Cal Blues
Charlotte Williams
Penn State
Penn Fusion
Kate Walters
Rutgers
PDA
Kayla Sharples
Northwestern
Eclipse Select SC
Kenie Wright
Rutgers
PDA

The ECNL is providing a highway to Big Ten college soccer – and the ECNL College Impact in the Big Ten is growing.  Join the ECNL, and start your journey to the Big Ten 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 full listing of current ECNL alums playing in the Big Ten Conference, click here.

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