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Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

McLean Youth Soccer became a proud member of the ECNL in 2011.

Visit the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) WEBSITE.

Read the LATEST NEWS about McLean ECNL players and teams.

Get information about TRYOUTS, TEAMS, COACHES and COLLEGE SOCCER for McLean's 2013-14 ECNL program.  


For information about FINANCIAL AID for the MYS ECNL program, please review the document below:


ECNL Fall 2013 Updates

McLean's ECNL program has gotten off to a scorching start for the 2013-14 season, with three of the Club's five squads sitting atop their respective divisions of the League's Midatlantic Conference. The U18, U17 and U14 teams all retain the number one conference spot and have racked up a combined record of 17-1-3 in League play to date, with 59 goals for and 15 goals against and a whopping combined goal differential of +44. In addition to dominating their local conferences, the U14, U17 and U18 teams are all currently strong contenders in the qualification hunt for the highly competitive ECNL Champions League: The U18 team is ranked #6 nationally out of 12 qualifiers; the U17 team is ranked #2 out of 24 qualifiers; and the U14 is ranked #13 out of 16 qualifiers. The U15 and U16 teams are both in fourth place in their age groups and have been working hard to execute McLean's signature style of possession soccer and develop as teams.  

Long hours of training and results on the field have translated into personal success for McLean players, as college coaches from top-notch schools around the country have extended verbal commitments to more than 23 players from the Club's current U17 and U18 ECNL teams. Below is a list of schools and committed players as of Oct. 31, 2013:

McLean has remained competitive and successful in the ECNL for the third straight year in a row and will continue to draw and develop Northern Virginia players who seek to develop themselves and continue their careers at the collegiate level. Next up for the McLean squads is a trip to Ohio in late November to take on the Internationals SC and Ohio Premier Clubs, followed by the annual ECNL National Event in Sanford, FL. 

McLean Youth Soccer - College Commitments - Fall 2013

College Name Player Name
Boston College Madeline McCracken '15, Amber Stearns '15
Delaware Michelle Burnett '14
George Mason Jenna Hamilton '14, Kaila Williams '14
George Washington Monica Thom '14
Gettysburg Haley Brazier '14
High Point Paige Lloyd '14
Kentucky Rebecca Callison '15, Katelyn Jensen '15
Massachusetts-Lowell Bayleigh Young '14
Middlebury Emma Shumway '14
Navy Natalia Barrow '14
Pittsburgh Hanna Hannesdottir '14
Stanford  Mia Hoen-Beck '15, Andi Sullivan '14
Tennessee Gracie DeGooyer '14
Utah State Grace McGuire '14
UVA Lorato Sargeant '15
Villanova Meghan Flynn '14
Virginia Tech Alia Abu Hawa '15, Laila Gray '14
William & Mary Adrienne Maday '14

ECNL Fall 2013 Raffle Results

The McLean Youth Soccer ECNL Program hosted a successful raffle on September 16, 2013.  Over $8200 was raised and some wonderful prizes were awarded to the following lucky winners. 

A huge thank you to all who donated prizes, and bought and sold tickets to make our first raffle so successful!

All winners have been contacted.  If you have any questions please contact Mollie Maresco at maresco@aol.com.

Brittinie Williams
Jean Sommivigo
Craig White
Ron Arens
James Beahn
Addington Family
Noelle Todd
Beth Forsht
Vincent Menezes
Suzanne Carroll
Rob Wenk
Bill Crowe
Dr G. Davdison
Brian Garret
Lisa Natanson
Maggie Wong
Cindi Tripodi
M. Trevisan
Kathy Bonzano
Pat Menfield
Thom Family
Pam Hutson
Tiffany Everette
Hicks Family
Jamil Faryadi
Nayak Family
German Peri
Ray Mills
Mia Puletti
Christine Barnes
Randal Maday
John DeGooyer
Karen Perez
Colin Watson
Libby Higgs
Carole Davis
Liz Cutler

Elite Clubs National League - Description

MISSION: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. 

GOAL: The goal of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.

ACTION PLAN: To accomplish this goal, the ECNL developed a common organizational structure, composed of individual clubs operating collectively under the direction of a commissioner. Because the ECNL exists to promote the common interest of its member clubs, the ECNL operating model is unified and comprehensive and values accessibility and sustainability.

The ECNL utilizes four primary delivery mechanisms, or platforms, for “Changing the Daily Environment":

The Competition Platform;

The Player Identification Platform;

The Club and Coach Development Platform, and

The HER Platform (a female-specific health, wellness, and rejuvenation platform).


HISTORY: The ECNL was founded in 2009, with 40 of the top girls’ youth soccer clubs in the country competing in league games (U15-18), an identification and development program, and a National Championship tournament in Seattle, WA.

The league has grown each year since its inception.  In 2012, seven new clubs (out of 80 applying) were accepted, for a total of 74 clubs. New member acceptance decisions were based on multiple different factors, including: 1) long-term club history in female soccer, 2) long-term history in development of female soccer players, 3) club leadership and management structure, 4) club vision and philosophy, and 5) geographical considerations.  For a complete list of 2012-13 ECNL Member Clubs, click here.


RESULTS:  McLean Youth Soccer believes the ECNL has become the leader in female youth development in the U.S. today. It provides the top female competition in the country and the best girls’ national league in history. As well, the ECNL maintains close ties with U.S. Soccer at multiple levels, creating an ideal platform for the identification of top players at the lowest cost ever.

The following data show the number of ECNL players on U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team (WNT) rosters as of June 2012:

U14 WNT (May 2012): 30 ECNL players out of 48 (63%)

U15 WNT: 17 ECNL players out of 24 (71%)

U17 WNT: 23 ECNL players out of 24 (96%)

U18 WNT: 19 ECNL players out of 24 (79%)


Numerous MYS players have been named to WNT rosters and training camps in the past year - check out the ECNL News portion of our website for details.

You can review McLean Youth Soccer’s ECNL Background and Mission Presentation by clicking on the pdf file at right. (Although the dates say "2011-12", the file at right represents what was presented on May 29, 2012.)