Conference Award Winners Announced By ECNL
The 2020-21 ECNL season comes to a close with Conference Players of the Year and All-Conference First and Second Teams announced. Each athlete was selected after a thoughtful evaluation of their respective performances throughout the season. Standout players received recognition for their efforts following a year of limited competition.
Youth Soccer News: To conclude the 2020-21 season, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) named the Conference Players of the Year and All-Conference First and Second Teams for both boys and girls divisions.
In the largest postseason in league history, ECNL Girls hosted more than 6,000 athletes that competed in front of 900+ college coaches.
“Congratulations to the ECNL membership, coaching staff, parents and players for making the 2020-21 season possible, and to all of the amazing young women named to the 2020-21 ECNL All-Conference teams,” said ECNL Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “ Already one of the top one percent of female soccer players by playing in the ECNL, these honors mark an even higher standard of performance. We are excited to recognize these players for their efforts and performances, and to watch them continue to leave their mark in 2021-22, in college soccer, and beyond.”
In addition, ECNL Boys saw the league host multiple national events and its first-ever post-season including the ECNL National Championships attended by more than 450 collegiate scouts.
“Congratulations to all of the players named to the All-Conference teams and especially to the Conference Players of the Year,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner Jason Kutney. “Recognizing that playing in ECNL already demonstrates an extremely high level of competency and athleticism, receiving an All-Conference award is an extraordinary honor. We are excited to see what is in store for these young men and their teammates and to see them continue their success in the 2021-22 season and beyond.”
Each conference consists of an All-Conference First and Second Team for the U15-U18/19 age groups. Also recognized is the Player of the Year from each age group for their excellence on the pitch. The number of players selected to each All-Conference First Team was based upon the size of the respective conference.
Players that have been selected to their respective All-Conference First Team will also be eligible for selection to the ECNL All-American teams, which will be announced at a later date. All-Conference Players of the Year will also be eligible for selection for the ECNL National Player of the Year.
To view the full list of boys conference award winners, visit here.
To view the full list of girl’s conference award winners, visit here.
Media Credit: ECNL