ECNL Girls Players of the Year and All-Conference Teams revealed
RICHMOND, Va. – After an extraordinary regular season and the largest Postseason in league history, with more than 6,000 athletes competing in front of more than 900 college coaches, ECNL Girls is thrilled to announce the 2020-21 Conference Players of the Year and All-Conference First and Second Teams.
“Congratulations to the ECNL membership, coaching staff, parents and players for making the 2020-21 season possible, and to all of the amazing young women named to the 2020-21 ECNL All-Conference teams,” said ECNL Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “ Already one of the top one percent of female soccer players by playing in the ECNL, these honors mark an even higher standard of performance. We are excited to recognize these players for their efforts and performances, and to watch them continue to leave their mark in 2021-22, in college soccer, and beyond.”
The following players were selected through a recommendation and voting process that involved representatives from every member club in each of the ECNL Girls’ nine conferences. Each athlete selected as a Conference Player of the Year or to the All-Conference First or Second teams was chosen after thoughtful evaluation of their respective performances throughout the 2020-21 season. Each conference has an All-Conference First and Second Team for the U15-U18/19 age groups, and also recognizes a Player of the Year or Co-Players of the Year from each age group for their excellence on the pitch. The number of players selected to each All-Conference First Team was based upon the size of the respective conference.
Players that have been selected to their respective All-Conference First Team will also be eligible for selection to the ECNL Girls All-American teams, which will be announced at a later date. All-Conference Players of the Year will also be eligible for selection for the ECNL Girls’ National Player of the Year.
Below is every Conference Player of the Year and the All-Conference First and Second teams, listed by conference.
Mid-Atlantic Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Jaleah Simmons – CESA; Payton McGovern – VDA
- U16: Skyler Miller – Richmond United
- U17: Jill Flammia – Richmond United
- U18/19: Jessie Dunn – Charlotte SA
To view the full Mid-Atlantic All-Conference teams, click here.
Midwest Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Grace Restovich – SLSG Navy; Bella Smith – KC Athletics
- U16: Olivia Thomas – Michigan Hawks
- U17: Erin Connolly – SLSG Navy; Maddie Dahlien – Minnesota Thunder Academy
- U18/19: Rylie Howard – SLSG Navy; Emma Phillips – Eclipse Select; Raena Childers – KC Athletics
To view the full Midwest All-Conference teams, click here.
New England Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Faith Graziano – Connecticut FC
- U16: Avery Galante – FC Stars Blue
- U17: Dani Davis – SUSA
- U18/19: Molly Martin – FC Stars Blue
To view the full New England All-Conference teams, click here.
North Atlantic Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Gemma Davitian – Bethesda
- U16: Melina Rebimbas – PDA
- U17: Natasha Kim – PDA
- U18/19: Kylie Daigle – PDA
To view the full North Atlantic All-Conference teams, click here.
Northwest Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Adeleine Walick – Colorado Rapids
- U16: Reagan Kotschau – Real Colorado National
- U17: Allison Montoya – MVLA
- U18/19: Emerson Layne – Real Colorado National
To view the full Northwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Ohio Valley Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Katie Scott – Internationals SC
- U16: Wrianna Hudson – WNY Flash
- U17: Addie Chester – FC Pride
- U18/19: Taylor Huff – Internationals SC
To view the full Ohio Valley All-Conference teams, click here.
Southeast Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Kara Croone – Concorde Fire Platinum
- U16: Clara Jane Williams – GSA
- U17: Riley Jackson – Concorde Fire Platinum
- U18/19: Maria Kemp – Concorde Fire Platinum
To view the full Southeast All-Conference teams, click here.
Southwest Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Kennedy Roesch – San Diego Surf
- U16: Maribel Flores – LAFC Slammers
- U17: Samantha Baytosh – LAFC Slammers
- U18/19: Tabitha Laparl – So Cal Blues
To view the full Southwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Texas Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Emeri Adams – Solar SC
- U17: Tyler Isgrig – Solar SC
- U18/19: Jayden Shaw – Solar SC
To view the full Texas All-Conference teams, click here.