By Jacob Born | April 27, 2021
The 2020 NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Championship kicks off Tuesday, April 27, in Cary, NC, bringing in the top-48 teams from across the country to compete for college soccer’s most coveted trophy. It’s a celebration of the sport and gives schools the opportunity to highlight their talent and create history.
For more than a decade, ECNL Girls has played a part in driving success at the collegiate level. In celebration of ECNL alum accomplishments, ECNL Girls dives into the numbers to showcase the player pathway from club to college and to recognize the ECNL’s impact on the NCAA’s best of the best.
698: ECNL alum competing in the NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Championship
97: Current ECNL clubs represented at the NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Championship
95: Highest number of ECNL alums from a single conference (SEC)
48: Participating teams in the NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Championship this season
48: Teams with an ECNL alum on its roster
29: Conferences represented at the NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Championship
25: Highest number of ECNL alums on a single team (Denver)
14: Average number of ECNL alum on each roster
8: Consecutive seasons with an ECNL alum on the championship roster
1: Location – Cary, NC, home of ECNL member North Carolina FC