This season the ECNL will feature the college corner, a section highlighting standout ECNL alums who were named Players of the Week from their respective NCAA Division 1 conferences around the country. This week features four players who were outstanding on the field for their college teams.
ACC Defensive Player of the Week
Harper White – Clemson
ECNL Club – Tennessee SC
White started and played all 90 minutes at center back as Clemson recorded a clean sheet in a 2-0 home win over No. 6 Notre Dame on Thursday, handing the Fighting Irish their first loss and shutout of the season. The native of Franklin, Tennessee, also recorded assists on both of Clemson’s goals. During her time in the ECNL, White helped lead Tennessee SC to the U18 Girls National Championship in 2017.
Your ACC Defensive Player of the Week AND member of the College Soccer News National Team of the Week‼️ pic.twitter.com/ojqLQxUVT7
— Clemson Women's Soccer (@clemsonwsoccer) September 20, 2022
Big South Offensive Player of the Week
Maddie Turlington – Gardner-Webb
ECNL Club – Dallas Texans
Turlington scored five goals and handed out a pair of assists in Gardner-Webb’s two nonconference victories last week. The striker opened the week with a hat trick and an assist in the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ win over Allen last Friday. She closed the week involved in three of GWU’s four goals against South Carolina State, as she scored twice and added an assist. While in the ECNL, Turlington played for Dallas Texans.
— Big South Conference (@BigSouthSports) September 19, 2022
Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week
Justin McLean – Georgia State
ECNL Club – NTH-NASA
Georgia State freshman Justin McLean netted a pair of goals in the Panthers win against James Madison. His first goal came in the second half to give Georgia State a 2-1 edge. In the 86th minute, McLean struck again to clinch the Panthers first conference victory of the season. McLean leads Georgia State in assists (4), goals (3), and points (10). During his time in the ECNL, McLean played for NTH-NASA and helped lead them to the national championship game last season.
— Sun Belt (@SunBelt) September 20, 2022
Ivy League Player of the Week
Michael Hewes – Penn
ECNL Club – Penn Fusion
Hewes tallied two goals during Friday evening’s contest against Mount St. Mary’s, including the game-winner. He followed that performance up with two more goals and an assist against Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday. While in the ECNL, Hewes helped lead Penn Fusion to the ECNL Northeast Conference title. He also led them in goals and assists from 2015-2019.
Michael Hewes is your @IvyLeague Player of the Week following an absolutely monstrous weekend: Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR of our 11 goals, with a brace in both our wins over Mount St. Mary's and FDU!
— Penn Men's Soccer (@PennMSoccer) September 19, 2022