August 29, 2014
In This Issue

Whether it is the hint of crisp Fall air or the buzz in the ECNL HQ, you can tell the first games of the 2014-15 ECNL season are right around the corner.   At the start of every new year in the ECNL, teams set their sights on qualification for the ECNL Play-Offs, winning conference championships, advancing to the Finals in Richmond, and more.  It is an exciting time to start a new journey, and we want to make sure you know what your path to the play-offs looks like.


The competition structure for the 2014-2015 season is similar to the past - but there are some very important changes that every player, coach, and parent should be aware of.  Below are basic descriptions for the regular season and post-season for all age groups.




Good luck this season; enjoy the journey,   


Skate Noftsinger

Commissioner, ECNL 


 Thank you to the Amazing Young Women that have played in the ECNL in the past, and those that are playing now. You have made the ECNL what it is, and you are the role models for those that will play in the league in the future. 

ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories, one way to do this is to hashtag #ECNLAYW as this marketing campaign launches in the 2014-2015 season!  

Mallory is a current ECNLer (Real Colorado), currently a member of the U20 US Women's National Team, and committed to play at UCLA in the Fall of 2016.  
Q:  PB&J or Grilled Cheese?
A:  PB&J

Q:  What is the name of your favorite hometown restaurant?
A:  Chipotle

Q:  Who has been your biggest soccer inspiration?
A:  Messi

Q:  Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 on how weird you are.  
A:  9.9

Q:  What celebrity would you invite to a dinner party and why?
A:  Beyonce because I am just a tad obsessed with her.  ;)

Q:  What comfort food cures a bad day?  
A:  For sure ice cream

Q:  What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear "Reality TV"?
A:  Keeping up with the Kardashians

Q:  If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which would you chose and why?
A:  Sports Illustrated because it would be an amazing experience

Q:  Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo?
A:  Neymar

Q:  What is the most unusual thing that has happened to you on vacation?
A:  I swam with wild sea turtles

Q:  What would you do if you won the lottery?
A:  Donate half to help kids with special needs

Q:  It makes me feel uncomfortable when ________.
A:  When you say bye to someone and you walk in the same direction

Q:  Paper or plastic?
A:  Plastic

Q:  One thing you wished you knew at age 12?
A:  How to drive a car

Q:  In five words or less, what is it like to wear the US National Team jersey?
A:  An amazing, unforgettable moment

Q:  What is your favorite ECNL memory?
A:  Making it to the national final and meeting Mia Hamm

Q:  What is your favorite board game?
A:  Monopoly

Q:  If you could design a soccer session (that you got to participate in), it would consist of ____________.
A:  World Cup the whole practice!

Q:  Favorite movie quote:  
A:  Hey, don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something.  Not even me.  All right?  -Pursuit of Happiness

Q:  ECNL prepared me for ___________.
A:  trying to be the best player I can be.

Meg is a two time ECNL National Champion (PDA), current sophomore at Boston College, and an ECNL "original girl".

Q:  If you could be any barnyard animal, which would you chose?
A:  A duck

Q:  Do you have any siblings?
A:  Yes, I have two older brothers

Q:  What advice would you give to players looking to play soccer in college?
A: Keep working hard.  When you play don't worry about who is watching, just focus on being the best you can be.

Q:  What is your favorite Gatorade flavor?
A:  Cool Blue
Q:  If you could have one super power, what would you chose? 
A:  I would want to read minds.  I always wonder what people really think of me. 

Q:  How often do you wash you car? 
A:  If I had a car, I would wash it very often.....I am a neat freak!

Q:  What was your favorite ECNL Event? 
A:  ECNL Seattle.  It was my last event with my team, and winning a national championship made it a little extra special. 

Q:  What is your favorite homemade dish? 
A:  My Mom's spicy grilled shrimp tacos.  I could eat them everyday.  

Q:  What is in you purse at this very moment? 
A:  My phone, headphones, gum, my wallet and sunglasses

Q:  Favorite quote: 
A:  "Sometimes the hardest things are the most rewarding" - Nathan Scott

Q:  What type of music do you listen to? 
A:  I love country music

Q:  Do you like your water with or without lemon? 
A:  With lemon for sure

Q:  Who is your favorite fictional character?  (either from a book or a movie) 
A:  Does Nathan Scott count?  I love One Tree Hill

Q:  Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions? 
A:  I eat a banana before every game

Q:  What is your biggest fear? 
A:  I am extremely afraid of heights

Q:  What was the first music album you purchased? 
A:  Now That's What I Call Music 4

Q:  Where do you see yourself in 20 years? 
A:  I see myself living on a beach somewhere with my family.

Q:  ECNL prepared me for __________. 
A:  College soccer 

Become an active part of the ECNL family by supporting the league and what it stands for in women's soccer.  ECNL Alumni are invited to reconnect and get involved as active leaders for past, present and future ECNLers!
The first 100 Alums to register will get an official ECNL Alumni T-Shirt!
The ECNL Online Resource Center provides helpful information for ECNL Member Clubs.  We encourage all coaches, players and fans to check out our website to learn more about the league.  

The Resource Center has been updated and modified to provide a quick reference guide to frequently asked questions. 

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