The ECNL is a national youth soccer league founded in 2009 for U-15 through U-18 girls’ teams for the purpose of providing the highest level of competition and the best developmental environment for American female youth soccer players, as well as an identification and development program, which will seek to include players in US Soccer’s National Teams.
Entering its fourth year, the 2012-13 ECNL season, the ECNL has again expanded, now to include the nation’s elite 74 female soccer clubs, an enhanced scouting and player identification structure, accessible club administrative, coaching, and scouting education opportunities, and an improved season structure that includes the U14 age group. Most importantly, the ECNL expanded the competition platform to approximately 30 games per team. By focusing solely on the elite competition within the ECNL, these clubs will be able to provide an improved environment with a better training-to-game ratio and more demanding and consistent competition. The 2012-13 ECNL season will continue to have three parts which provide the competitive platform for over 5,000 games to be played:
1- ECNL Conference and Cross-Conference Competitions;
2- ECNL National Event Competitions;
3- ECNL National Championships.
WPFC ECNL ’96 Elizabeth Griffith Selected to 2012-13 National Event Series - Frisco, TX All-Event Team
Congratulations to WPFC ’96 ECNL Midfielder Sarah Elizabeth Griffin for having been selected for the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) all-event team. This marks the fifth time that a WPFC player hass been selected for an ECNL all-event team.
WPFC ECNL Teams Have A Great Year
ENCL National Results
WPFC’s ’94, ’95, ’96, and ’97 teams recently finished their Elite Clubs National League season by attending the ECNL National Championships held in Waukegan, IL over July 24-30th.
The ’93s took 21st nationally and 5th in conference.
The ’94s took 4th place nationally and 3rd in conference.
Because of their 4th place finish they will compete for the Flight B National Championship in Chicago, IL. Good luck girls.
The ’95s took 9th place nationally and 2nd in conference.
The ’96s took 5th place nationally and 2nd in conference.
Because of their 5th place finish they will compete for the Flight B National Championship in Chicago, IL. Good luck girls.
The ‘97s took 4th in conference and did not compete nationally.
’97 ECNL finish unbeaten with a record of 2-0-1.
’96 ECNL won the ECNL Flight B National Championship
WPFC wraps up their inaugural ECNL season Building blocks laid for a strong foundation
WPFC’s ’93, ’94 and ’95 teams recently finished their Elite Clubs National League season by attending the ECNL National Championships held in Denver, CO over July 14-16th. The club ended the weekend of games with a 4-4-1 record led by the ’94s who finished with an unbeaten mark of 2-1-0.
’93’s – 1-2-0, win over FC Milwaukee and ties with FC Dallas and Bethesda
’94’s – 2-1-0, wins over West Coast FC and FC Bucks and a tie with FC Milwaukee
’95’s – 1-1-1, win over Irvine Strikers and a tie with Freestate Soccer
The National Championships ended WPFC’s inaugural ECNL season. 2010-2011 took our teams to some of the top showcase events in the nation. At these events our players were able to show off their abilities to college coaches from all across the country and also to scouts from national team programs who attend the competitions. In addition to the National Showcases we traveled to Northern California to play our league games against Mustang Soccer Club, Pleasanton Rage and San Juan. All four teams benefited tremendously from the experience as each team returned home and achieved their highest level of success at the state level. For example, the ‘92 and ‘95 teams both won their first state championship and advanced to the quarter-finals and semi-finals of regional championships in Boise, Idaho. The ‘93s and ‘94s also advanced further in state with the ‘93s making the semi-finals for the first time and the ‘94s reaching the finals.
For the 2011-12 ECNL season our teams will be involved in an expanded league season that will see Mustang, Rage, San Juan, De Anza, Irvine Stirkers, Eagles, and Slammers all visit the WPFC complex. The National Events are rapidly becoming the top recruiting vehicle for college programs. As our players strive to attend the elite universities in the nation it is important that they consistently compete against players with similar ambitions.
If you would like more information about the ECNL please visit their site at eliteclubsnationalleague.com. If you would like more information about any of WPFC’s ECNL team please contact Scott Halasz at firstname.lastname@example.org.