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Players to Watch: ECNL Girls South Carolina Spring 2024 National Event

May 6, 2024, | Courtesy of www.soccerwire.com



The fifth ECNL Girls National Event of 2024, ECNL South Carolina, is taking place from May 10-12 in at the Mesa Soccer Complex in Greer, SC.


ECNL South Carolina will feature 166 teams from across the league’s U12-U15 age groups. To view the schedule for ECNL South Carolina, click here.


Ahead of the weekend’s action, here are some players to know from this year’s event. Players are listed according to their graduation year.


You can nominate also nominate a player who has stood out this season that will be attending the event through the following link.


2028


GRADUATION:2028

MIDFIELDER

VA


A US Club Soccer ID2 invitee and member of the Virginia ODP program, Ambrose is a talented goal-scorer that can create chances in tight areas. She is a leader of an attacking corps that has scored 76 goals in Mid-Atlantic Conference play this season, the most in their age group and conference.


Kelsey Spearman | DefenderVirginia Union FC 10 (VA)


Impedes opponent’s attacking ambitions with precise tackles and well-timed interceptions. Spearman last fall earned an invite to the USYNT ID Center event as a center back. Her leadership in Union’s defensive third has led the club to 15-3-4 record on 49 points while booking six shutouts across all ECNL competitions.


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Olivia Newcome | GoalkeeperCharlotte Soccer Academy 10 (NC)


Booked thirteen clean sheets across all ECNL competitions this season and led Charlotte to a Mid-Atlantic Conference low fourteen goals with one game to play. Newcome exudes confidence in the box and is more than willing to make the difficult saves in traffic needed to preserve results. The recent USYNT Talent ID Center invitee can also make the booming punts needed to change the field of play and give her defenders time to reorganize.


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Allison Boardman | MidfielderInternationals SC 10 (OH)


Controls the pace of the ISC midfield with her pinpoint passes and superb sense of timing. Boardman always seems to know when to speed up play or slow it down, causing nightmares for opponents looking to disrupt ISC’s rhythm. Thanks to her efforts through the middle of the pitch, they have leaped to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference (13-1-0, 39 points). Boardman was also recently called up for the USYNT Talent ID Center event in Columbus.


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Paige Stanoch | GoalkeeperFC Pride Elite 10 (IN)


Stifles opponent’s attacking ambitions with her timely diving saves and superior glove work in parrying shots over the bar. Stanoch has allowed just eight goals in Ohio Valley Conference play this season, second lowest among all teams. In 2023, she was invited to the USYNT ID Center training event and was called up to the ODP National Select Team.


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Savannah Hindman | MidfielderIndy Eleven Pro Academy 10 (IN)


Selected to multiple USYNT ID Center events, Hindman has steadily risen to be one of the top midfielders in her age group. Hindman possesses ample speed and is highly effective at moving Indy Eleven from a defensive posture to an attacking one. The 2022-2023 ODP Midwest Regional Team can also provide an assist on defense, plugging passing holes and impeding opponent’s advances.


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Lucy Arps | Midfielder-ForwardPDA Blue 10 (NJ)


Leads a PDA attacking corps that has scored 42 goals this season, including 21 in their last six games (all victories). Off of the ball, Arps can make the small adjustments needed to break through defenses and open up play for PDA’s attack to shine. With the ball at either foot, she can hammer shots from anywhere inside of the attacking third or provide quality service for her teammates to capitalize on.


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Addison Staats | DefenderDallas Texans 10 (TX)


Captains a Texans defense that has allowed only eleven goals this season and earned ten shutouts across all ECNL competitions. Under pressure Staats thrives making key clearances and box outs to slow down attacker’s advances. When she is on the field, she is constantly providing her teammates with small adjustments that can be made to help shore up gaps and close down passing lanes.


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Taylor Barnett | MidfielderGSA 10 (GA)


Recently selected to the ODP National Team, Barnett has played a pivotal role through the midfield for GSA all season. Her diagonal passes at goal and smooth ball control has led GSA to score 59 goals this season, tied with FL Premier for the most among all 2010 teams. Having just qualified for the ECNL National Playoffs, look for Barnett and GSA to use their time down in South Carolina to prepare for the second season.


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Victoria Carapazza | DefenderFlorida Premier FC 10 (FL)


Dominates play in Florida’s defensive third with her well-timed tackles and expert track backs on the counter attack. In one-on-one situations, Carapazza can place herself between opponents and the ball and either force them to go wide clear the dangerous ball into safety. Thanks in part to her defensive efforts, Florida have given up only two goals in their last six games, all of which have been victories.


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Vivian Baker | GoalkeeperDe Anza Force 10 (CA)


Earned six clean sheets in conference play to lift De Anza’s record in the Northern California Conference to 9-6-1 on 28 points. Baker is an asset on balls in the air, using her height and reach to either come down with the save or parry chances over the bar. She can also take on attackers in one-on-one situations using her strong footwork and technique to end attacking chances.


2027


GRADUATION:2027

MIDFIELDER

VA


Pulls the strings in the midfield for VDA, providing her teammates with clear goal-scoring opportunities throughout the pitch. Off the ball, Fernald can break defensive lines with her subtle movements and consistent ball control. She played a key role in their run to the Jefferson Cup Championship Division finals.


GRADUATION:2027

FORWARD

NY


Buried the game-winning goal in SUSA’s 1-0 victory over East Meadow SC, hammering a right-footed effort into the top right corner of the net. Her breakneck speed on the pitch has been honed through her work in track and field for St. Anthony’s, where she competes in the 55 yard dash as well as the 4×200. Thanks to her work up top SUSA are right in the thick of the Champions League playoff race, having accrued a 6-2-2 record on 20 points early in their New England Conference season.


Wren Kincaid | MidfielderConcorde Fire Platinum 09 (GA)


Scored three goals on Monday night for the Greater Atlanta Christian high school, booking their spot in their playoff semifinals. She has been equally on point for Concorde, leading their attack to 46 team goals and to the top of the Southeast Conference (13-1-1, 40 points). Alongside Maci Tuckerand Shelby Shaw she was also selected to participate in last August’s USYNT Talent ID Center clinic.


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