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ECNL May 10, 2024

Players to Watch: ECNL Girls South Carolina Spring 2024 National Event

The fifth ECNL Girls National Event of 2024, ECNL South Carolina, is taking place from May 10-12 in at the Mesa Soccer Complex in Greer, SC.

ECNL South Carolina will feature 166 teams from across the league’s U12-U15 age groups. To view the schedule for ECNL South Carolina, click here.

Ahead of the weekend’s action, here are some players to know from this year’s event. Players are listed according to their graduation year.

You can nominate also nominate a player who has stood out this season that will be attending the event through the following link.

2030

Reese Maxwell

Forward
IL

Dominates possession in the midfield and can move Chicago effortlessly into the attack, Maxwell has been a driving force for Chicago’s success this season. In the attacking third, she can use either foot to deliver accurate crosses into her teammates or hammer shots from distance.

2029

Marley Skalski | Forward
Western New York Flash  10 (NY)

Coming off of the ID2 National Select Team event in Spain (where she scored two goals in four games), Skalski will look to continue her prodigious scoring form while playing up a year with the Flash. At the forward position, Skalski is relentless. Her speed, quickness along with being an elite dribbler allow her to be a game-breaking high-volume goal scorer. She has accounted for 21 goals of the Flash’s team goals this season helping them clinch a National Playoff spot.

2028

Scarlett Ambrose

Midfielder
VA

A US Club Soccer ID2 invitee and member of the Virginia ODP program, Ambrose is a talented goal-scorer that can create chances in tight areas. She is a leader of an attacking corps that has scored 76 goals in Mid-Atlantic Conference play this season, the most in their age group and conference.

Kelsey Spearman | Defender
Virginia Union FC 10 (VA)

Impedes opponent’s attacking ambitions with precise tackles and well-timed interceptions. Spearman last fall earned an invite to the USYNT ID Center event as a center back. Her leadership in Union’s defensive third has led the club to 15-3-4 record on 49 points while booking six shutouts across all ECNL competitions.

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Olivia Newcome | Goalkeeper
Charlotte Soccer Academy 10 (NC)

Booked thirteen clean sheets across all ECNL competitions this season and led Charlotte to a Mid-Atlantic Conference low fourteen goals with one game to play. Newcome exudes confidence in the box and is more than willing to make the difficult saves in traffic needed to preserve results. The recent USYNT Talent ID Center invitee can also make the booming punts needed to change the field of play and give her defenders time to reorganize.

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Allison Boardman | Midfielder
Internationals SC 10 (OH)

Controls the pace of the ISC midfield with her pinpoint passes and superb sense of timing. Boardman always seems to know when to speed up play or slow it down, causing nightmares for opponents looking to disrupt ISC’s rhythm. Thanks to her efforts through the middle of the pitch, they have leaped to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference (13-1-0, 39 points). Boardman was also recently called up for the USYNT Talent ID Center event in Columbus.

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Paige Stanoch | Goalkeeper
FC Pride Elite 10 (IN)

Stifles opponent’s attacking ambitions with her timely diving saves and superior glove work in parrying shots over the bar. Stanoch has allowed just eight goals in Ohio Valley Conference play this season, second lowest among all teams. In 2023, she was invited to the USYNT ID Center training event and was called up to the ODP National Select Team.

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Savannah Hindman | Midfielder
Indy Eleven Pro Academy 10 (IN)

Selected to multiple USYNT ID Center events, Hindman has steadily risen to be one of the top midfielders in her age group. Hindman possesses ample speed and is highly effective at moving Indy Eleven from a defensive posture to an attacking one. The 2022-2023 ODP Midwest Regional Team can also provide an assist on defense, plugging passing holes and impeding opponent’s advances.

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Lucy Arps | Midfielder-Forward
PDA Blue 10 (NJ)

Leads a PDA attacking corps that has scored 42 goals this season, including 21 in their last six games (all victories). Off of the ball, Arps can make the small adjustments needed to break through defenses and open up play for PDA’s attack to shine. With the ball at either foot, she can hammer shots from anywhere inside of the attacking third or provide quality service for her teammates to capitalize on.

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Addison Staats | Defender
Dallas Texans 10 (TX)

Captains a Texans defense that has allowed only eleven goals this season and earned ten shutouts across all ECNL competitions. Under pressure Staats thrives making key clearances and box outs to slow down attacker’s advances. When she is on the field, she is constantly providing her teammates with small adjustments that can be made to help shore up gaps and close down passing lanes.

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Taylor Barnett | Midfielder
GSA 10 (GA)

Recently selected to the ODP National Team, Barnett has played a pivotal role through the midfield for GSA all season. Her diagonal passes at goal and smooth ball control has led GSA to score 59 goals this season, tied with FL Premier for the most among all 2010 teams. Having just qualified for the ECNL National Playoffs, look for Barnett and GSA to use their time down in South Carolina to prepare for the second season.

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Victoria Carapazza | Defender
Florida Premier FC 10 (FL)

Dominates play in Florida’s defensive third with her well-timed tackles and expert track backs on the counter attack. In one-on-one situations, Carapazza can place herself between opponents and the ball and either force them to go wide clear the dangerous ball into safety. Thanks in part to her defensive efforts, Florida have given up only two goals in their last six games, all of which have been victories.

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Vivian Baker | Goalkeeper
De Anza Force 10 (CA)

Earned six clean sheets in conference play to lift De Anza’s record in the Northern California Conference to 9-6-1 on 28 points. Baker is an asset on balls in the air, using her height and reach to either come down with the save or parry chances over the bar. She can also take on attackers in one-on-one situations using her strong footwork and technique to end attacking chances.

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Isabella Gordon | Forward
Virginia Union FC 10 (VA)

Adept at the ball with either foot, Gordon possesses a high level of technical skills that make her difficult to break down in the attacking third. She can play at multiple positions up top, including winger where she uses her speed to open up play and inflict damage on defenses. Her crosses from the outside always give teammates plenty to work with.

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Madison Goff | Goalkeeper
PDA Blaze Blue 10 (NJ)

Registered ten clean sheets while leading PDA to a thirteen win season in conference play thus far this season. Goff has excellent technique and can time her saves perfectly so as to give her the maximum percentage chance at making the save.

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Olivia Hayes | Forward
Charlotte Soccer Academy 10 (NC)

Contributed 20 leagues goals and 8 assists towards a team total of 79 goals in league play this season. Hayes is highly creative with the ball at his feet and can break defenses with her consistent ball control and clever touches. With Olivia slotting in as a number nine, CSA have powered to the top of the Mid-Atlantic Standings on a 22-0-2 record. The recent USYNT ID Center invitee can also play at the wing position.

2027

Leah Fernald

Midfielder
VA

Pulls the strings in the midfield for VDA, providing her teammates with clear goal-scoring opportunities throughout the pitch. Off the ball, Fernald can break defensive lines with her subtle movements and consistent ball control. She played a key role in their run to the Jefferson Cup Championship Division finals.

Olivia Shaw

Forward
NY

Buried the game-winning goal in SUSA’s 1-0 victory over East Meadow SC, hammering a right-footed effort into the top right corner of the net. Her breakneck speed on the pitch has been honed through her work in track and field for St. Anthony’s, where she competes in the 55 yard dash as well as the 4×200. Thanks to her work up top SUSA are right in the thick of the Champions League playoff race, having accrued a 6-2-2 record on 20 points early in their New England Conference season.

Wren Kincaid | Midfielder
Concorde Fire Platinum 09 (GA)

Scored three goals on Monday night for the Greater Atlanta Christian high school, booking their spot in their playoff semifinals. She has been equally on point for Concorde, leading their attack to 46 team goals and to the top of the Southeast Conference (13-1-1, 40 points). Alongside Maci Tucker and Shelby Shaw she was also selected to participate in last August’s USYNT Talent ID Center clinic.

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Kendall Watson | Midfielder
NC Courage Academy 09 (NC)

Provides a creative spark for the Courage through the midfield, using her quick-thinking and pace to prolong possessions and build attacking chances. Watson is also unafraid to mix it up with opponents, using her strength and technical skills to win 50-50 balls. She has already shown that she can handle the pressure of playing in big moments, having scored two goals for the Courage in their Jefferson Cup finals run.

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Taylor Deaver | Goalkeeper
Florida West 09 (FL)

After making the switch to Florida West this season, Deaver has fit in seamlessly with the Florida West. Over the course of Florida’s last four matches (3-1-0, 9 points), she has helped the team earn nine points while earning shutouts over Orlando City (1-0) and Jacksonville FC (2-0). Her commanding presence in goal helps Florida maintain their shape and create organized possessions. As a Freshman this year, started all 23 games for nationally ranked Montverde Academy Girls Soccer on their way to a Florida High School State Championship title.