Power 5 Conferences

RICHMOND, VA (November 16, 2017) – The ECNL College Impact series catalogs the incredible impact of ECNL Alums on collegiate women’s soccer every year. In 2017, once again, ECNL Alums overwhelmingly dominated the individual awards in the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12, also known as the “Power 5” NCAA conferences.

The 2017 freshman class of ECNL Alums accounted for 43 of the 56 total 2017 All-Freshman honors in the Power 5, and in total, ECNL Alums claimed 13 different Player of the Year awards and 158 All-Conference honors.

Beyond just the individual award winners, there were over 1,100 ECNL Alums playing at college soccer’s highest levels in the Power 5 this season:

Pac-12 – 219 ECNL Alums

Big Ten – 239 ECNL Alums

Big 12 – 185 ECNL Alums

ACC – 244 ECNL Alums

SEC – 253 ECNL Alums

The transformative impact of the ECNL has never been more apparent than the list of 2017 award winners in the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC:

Pac-12

2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year – Catarina Macario, San Diego Surf

2017 Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year – Andi Sullivan, Bethesda SC

2017 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year – Tierna Davidson, De Anza Force

2017 Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year – Emily Boyd, Crossfire Premier

2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – Catarina Macario, San Diego Surf

9 of 12 players in the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team

10 of 12 players in the 2017 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team

11 of 12 in the 2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

Big Ten

2017 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year – Nikki Walts, Slammers FC

2017 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year – Casey Murphy, PDA

2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year – Amirah Ali, PDA

16 of 22 in the 2017 Big Ten All-Conference First and Second Teams

8 of 11 in the 2017 Big Ten All-Freshman Teams

Big 12

2017 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year – Haley Woodard, TSC Hurricane

2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year – Haley Berg, Solar SC

17 of 26 in the 2017 Big 12 All-Conference First and Second Teams

9 of 11 in the 2017 Big 12 All-Freshman Team

ACC

2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year – Imani Dorsey, Maryland United

2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Year – Schuyler DeBree, PDA

12 of 22 in the 2017 ACC All-Conference First and Second Teams

6 of 11 in the 2017 ACC All-Freshman Team

SEC

2017 SEC Offensive Player of the Year – Savannah McCaskill, CESA

22 of 34 in the 2017 SEC All-Conference First and Second Teams

9 of 11 in the 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team

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