RICHMOND, Va. (December 2, 2014) – In unprecedented fashion, alums from the Elite Clubs National League dominated the 2014 individual awards in the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12, also known as the “Power 5” conferences. The 2014 freshman class of ECNL Alums swept the awards for Freshman of the Year and accounted for 38 of the 55 total 2014 All-Freshman or All-Newcomer spots in the Power 5. In total, ECNL Alums claimed 11 different Player of the Year awards and 118 All-Conference honors across the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12.
After only five years of ECNL soccer, the number of ECNL Alums playing at college soccer’s highest levels is unprecedented. In total, the Power 5 feature more than 960 players that played in the ECNL as youth players:. Not only is the ECNL the clearest path to the top programs in the country, the best of the best in these conferences are also ECNL Alums. The transformative impact of the ECNL has never been more apparent than the list of award winners in the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC:
Pac-12 - 208 ECNL Alums
Big Ten - 205 ECNL Alums
Big 12 - 149 ECNL Alums
ACC - 207 ECNL Alums
SEC - 194 ECNL Alums
McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) has a long history of successfully placing players in NCAA Division I collegiate soccer programs. The professional coaching staff has extensive experience both coaching at the college level and aiding youth players in the transition to college. Along with numerous professional contacts, our coaches have an intimate knowledge of the recruiting process.
Not every player may wish to compete at the college level, but we try to prepare and assist those who do in finding the right program to continue their athletic careers.
MYS players have played in the following colleges and universities since 2008:
MYS Alumni Playing in College 2008 - Present
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Grace McGuire ‘14
1,357 - TOTAL ECNL PLAYERS IN CLASS OF 2015
1,236 - COLLEGE BOUND PLAYERS IN CLASS OF 2015
91% - 2015 PLAYERS PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION
1,203 - 2015 PLAYERS PLAYING COLLEGIATE SOCCER
920 - 2015 PLAYERS PLAYING NCAA DIVISION 1
283 - 2015 PLAYERS PLAYING NCAA DIVISION 11,111, NAIA