Who is watching you play?

ECNL_TEXAS-MAIN_LOGO SmallIn the last week of February 2014, our U15, U16 & U17 ECNL teams made their way to Dallas for the ECNL’s Texas National Event. As is the usual, it was very well attended by college coaches.

The ECNL has become the place to play according to topdrawersoccer.com “As each year passes, the Elite Clubs National League seems to add some speed to its growing head of steam. With 76 member clubs for the 2013-14 season, the girls answer to the U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy has flourished as the country’s premier stop for elite girls club development. Since its founding in 2009, the ECNL has consolidated its power nationally in a girls soccer landscape previously dominated by hyper-local high school programs. That meant shorter seasons, more unbalanced games and existent but more fragmented college identification formats. In that sense, the ECNL is beginning to grow into its next stages of life as the nation’s club league of record.”

If you don’t believe them just take a look at who was watching Avalanche teams first hand over the weekend.

This is just a list of the colleges (and other organizations) that sat down to watch an Avalanche game, although there were many other schools in attendance as well.

US Soccer rep
US Women’s youth national team rep
Top Drawer Soccer journalist
Air Force
American – (Washington D.C.)
Baylor University
Belmont
Boise State University
Boston College
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon
Chicago University
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State university
Cornell
Creighton
Dallas Baptist University
Denver University
East Carolina University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eckart College (Florida)
Eckert College
ELON
Emory
Evansville
Florida International University
Florida International University
Fort Hayes State
George Washington U
Georgia State Universty
Jacksonville Florida
James Madison University
John Brown University
Liberty University
Louisiana Lafayette
Louisiana Monroe University
Louisiana Tech University
Louisville
Loyola Marymount
Loyola University
Lynchburg College
Macon University
Memphis University
Mercer
Missouri Southern State University
Montana University
North Dakota State University
North Georgia University
Northeastern State University
Northern Illinois University
Notre Dame
Ohio State University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma State University
Penn
Penn State University
Pepperdine
Princeton University
Providence
Purdue
Rochester University
Seattle University
Seton Hall
South Carolina University
Southeastern Louisiana
Southern Illinois University
Southern Mississippi U
Southwestern University at Texas
St. Edwards University (Austin , TX)
St. Louis University
St. Louis University at Edmunds
Stetson University
Stevens Institute Tech
Stony Brook 
Temple University
Texas A&M at Corpus Christi
Texas Christian University (TCU)
Texas Women’s College
Towson University Maryland
Trinity University
Union
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Albany
University of Arkansas
University of California
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Indiana
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Milwaukee
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Dakota 
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Southern California (USC)
University of Tampa
University of Texas
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
UNLV
Utah State University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova
Virginia Commonwealth –University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Wellesley College (MA)
Wesley College
West Carolina University
West Texas
West Virginia University
Western Washington University
William & Mary University
Williams-Smith
these schools (along with many others) have seen us recently too
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
Dixie State University
Idaho State University
Oregon State University
Southern Utah University
Stanford University
University of Arizona
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Colorado
Utah Valley University
Weber State University

The Avalanche teams had an overall record of 3-2-4 on the weekend against some very tough competition, and got some very good exposure. This was a very average weekend for us in terms of attendance, stay tuned to see who comes to watch us play in the next coupe events. With the ECNL’s San Diego National Event about a month away, we expect to see a great turnout at the polo grounds. In San Diego last year we saw nearly every school in the west out and about.

If you noticed, we also had a couple different representatives from US Soccer on hand to give our girls the opportunity to show themselves, in their natural environment, to National staff coaches which is another great opportunity for the girls.

 

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