The ECNL holds a number of National events throughout the year that bring teams together from outside their Conferences, enhancing the competition opportunities. Both the SLSG Navy and SLSG Green teams are competing in Florida this weekend in the U16 and U17 age groups. A few highly-anticipated matches this weekend (ECNL’s words below) include the U16 Navy squad that features several well known names, including Grace Restovich (Viz), Mia Devrouax (Whitfield), Lauren Seppi (Nerinx), Taylor Gardner (Whitfield) and Emily Derucki (Lafayette). Later today, Kiley Kukan (Winfield) will be part of the National Selection match Saturday. More on that below. St. Louis Scott Gallagher at ECNL Florida
In the U16 age group, St. Louis Scott Gallagher has seen success at both the Club Competition and Regional League levels all season. In the Club Competition, SLSG Navy sits at the top of the Midwest Conference with a 12-0-1 record and has allowed only two goals all season, while in the Regional League, the club has a 7-1-1 record sitting them only fractions of a point behind the leaders. Between the two teams, the club sports a 19-1-2 record in the age group.
|Sat||11:50 am||2005||SLSG Navy v Connecticut FC||2-0 W|
|Sat||1:50 pm||2006||SLSG Green v Bethesda||0-1 L|
|Sat||3:50 pm||2005||SLSG Green v NCFC Youth||5-0 W|
|Sat||3:50 pm||2006||SLSG Navy v FC Stars Blue||6-0 W|
|Sun||8:00 am||2006||SLSG Green v CESA||0-1 L|
|Sun||9:50 am||2005||SLSG Green v Connecticut FC||2-3 L|
|Sun||11:50 am||2006||SLSG Navy v FC Prime||0-1 L|
|Sun||3:50 pm||2005||SLSG Navy v World Class FC||0-3 L|
|Mon||8:00 am||2005||SLSG Green v CESA||2-3 L|
|Mon||8:00 am||2006||SLSG Navy v VA Union||4-0 W|
|Mon||9:50 am||2006||SLSG Green v Utah Avalanche||3-3 D|
|Mon||11:50 am||2005||SLSG Navy v Scorpions Soccer||2-1 W|
2005 Green were 1-2, after opening with a 5-0 win vs NCFC, a pair of narrow 2-3 losses completed their weekend
2005 Navy were 2-1 with the opening win over Connecticut followed by a loss to World Class while finishing with a win over Scorpions
2006 Green were 0-1-2, opening with 0-1 losses to Bethesda and CESA before finishing the weekend with a 3-3 draw against Utah Avalanche
2006 Navy a 2-0-1 weekend that opened with a large 6-0 win over FC Stars but their unblemished mark this season was interrupted by an 0-1 loss to FC Prime. They finished with a 4-0 win over VA Union. SLSG Navy came into the event at the top of the Midwest Conference with a 12-0-1 record while only allowing two goals all season, now three following the loss to FC Prime.
I focused on ECNL and Girls Academy this past Fall, so plenty of action photos are available of these teams under the Club Girls section of my photo site. Check it out and find a shot that your daughter can use to promote her play to coaches and the college that ultimately adds her to their roster!
National Selection Games
Two games, one featuring U16/17 players and one featuring U18/19 players, will be played at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Kiley Kukan (pictured above and in the SLSG promotions, thanks for purchasing a photo Kiley!) a center forward for the 2006 ECNL Navy squad, will participate in the U16/U17 match. To see the full rosters, click here
The ECNL National Selection Games are “all-star” matches that bring top players at each regular season ECNL National Event together for representative competition on the first day of the event. They are one component of the ECNL National Selection Program, which encompasses all player identification and development programs within the league.
“Throughout this season, the ECNL National Selection Game series has been a highlight of each national event,” said Jen Winnagle, ECNL Chief Operations Officer and Girls Commissioner. “The atmosphere at these contests is unrivaled and it’s an incredible opportunity for these athletes to showcase their talent in front of colleges, their teammates, and their peers across the league.”
Players were selected for the games by ECNL Player Identification staff through a combination of scouting and recommendations based on performances over the past several months. These athletes will not compete for their clubs on this day in order to properly rest and prepare for the National Selection Game. Both National Selection Games will be uploaded to YouTube in full following the conclusion of the matches. I’ll post the U16 match here once it’s available.
U17 ECNL Navy Schedule & Roster
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St. Louis Scott Gallagher at ECNL Florida