High-SchoolGirls-Soccer: ECNL

Pain of last year drives Eclipse Select U17s

June, 11, 2012
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Cristina Mursuli Courtesy of Jorge MursuliCristina Mursuli protects the goal for Eclipse Select, which will be favored at the ECNL championships.
Rewind 12 months.

This time last year, Eclipse Select’s U16 squad was the top team in the country. The team had a 10-1-1 record in the regular season and entered the Elite Clubs National League playoffs as the No. 1 overall seed.

But something went wrong. Whether it was the Colorado air, a lack of mental preparation or an injury to a star forward, Eclipse came out flat. The team lost the first game of the playoffs 1-0 to Real So Cal.

“It was devastating,” said forward Michelle Prokof. “We never want to feel like that again.”

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Another state champion bound for VCU

June, 7, 2012
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Carson CyphersCourtesy of Steve CyphersCarson Cyphers helped Stone Bridge to a Group AAA state tournament appearance.
Carson Cyphers, a Class of 2013 midfielder from Ashburn, Va., has verbally committed to Virginia Commonwealth, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

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VCU lands player from Georgia state champ

May, 30, 2012
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Rebecca von Bereghy, a Class of 2013 forward and midfielder from Milton, Ga., has verbally committed to Virginia Commonwealth, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

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Lonestar SC teammates bound for LSU

May, 30, 2012
5/30/12
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Christyna Pitre and Alexis Urch, teammates for the defending ECNL National Champion Lonestar U16 squad, have both verbally committed to LSU for the Class of 2014, the club has confirmed to ESPNHS.

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KCFC's leading scorer commits to Arkansas

May, 30, 2012
5/30/12
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Abby Sieperda, a Class of 2014 forward from Shawnee, Kan., has verbally committed to Arkansas, her family has confirmed with ESPNHS.

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PDA Showcase: Teams make playoff push

May, 27, 2012
5/27/12
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ZAREPHATH, N.J. – Bethesda SC had just pulled off its most significant win of the year, yet there was no fist pumps, no celebration, in fact, no reaction at all.

Following Sunday’s 3-1 win, the under-16 team from Maryland simply traded handshakes with top-seeded Slammers of California, well aware that business was far from complete.

This weekend’s Elite Clubs National League national event at the PDA Showcase offers a unique clash of priorities. For playoff-bound teams such as Slammers, which get most of the media attention, the weekend’s results only tweak their postseason standing. For the college coaches in attendance assessing talent, the results are meaningless. Then, there are programs such as Bethesda, needing positive results while clinging to the hope of making the playoffs.

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PDA Showcase: Real So Cal stuns Eclipse

May, 26, 2012
5/26/12
11:22
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ZAREPHATH, N.J. – The match was played under a constant threat of rain, but as far as top-ranked Eclipse Select Under-17s were concerned, it felt as if they had been struck by lightning a second time.

For the second time in 11 months, Real So Cal zapped Eclipse Select, this time rallying for a 3-2 victory to highlight Saturday’s Elite Clubs National League action at the PDA Showcase. Last year’s Real So Cal victory was a bit more monumental, beating then top-seeded Eclipse Select in the national quarterfinals.

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PDA Showcase: ECNL Under-17 Preview

May, 23, 2012
5/23/12
5:37
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PDA Showcase ECNL Previews: Under-15 | Under-16 | Under-17

More than 200 teams from across the country head to Zarephath, N.J., this weekend for the annual PDA Showcase, one of the nation’s most esteemed club soccer events. In recent years, the Showcase has taken on new meaning, serving as the final stop for many ECNL teams before June’s playoffs. Forty-four ECNL clubs will send a total of 110 teams to this year’s PDA Showcase and the results will have major implications on which teams makes the playoffs in their respective age groups.

ESPNHS breaks down the teams to watch, the players to watch, and the matches to watch at U17 this weekend in New Jersey.

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PDA Showcase: ECNL Under-16 Preview

May, 23, 2012
5/23/12
5:36
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PDA Showcase ECNL Previews: Under-15 | Under-16 | Under-17

More than 200 teams from across the country head to Zarephath, N.J., this weekend for the annual PDA Showcase, one of the nation’s most esteemed club soccer events. In recent years, the Showcase has taken on new meaning, serving as the final stop for many ECNL teams before June’s playoffs. Forty-four ECNL clubs will send a total of 110 teams to this year’s PDA Showcase and the results will have major implications on which teams makes the playoffs in their respective age groups.

ESPNHS breaks down the teams to watch, the players to watch, and the matches to watch at U16 this weekend in New Jersey.

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PDA Showcase: ECNL Under-15 Preview

May, 23, 2012
5/23/12
5:35
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PDA Showcase ECNL Previews: Under-15 | Under-16 | Under-17

More than 200 teams from across the country head to Zarephath, N.J., this weekend for the annual PDA Showcase, one of the nation’s most esteemed club soccer events. In recent years, the Showcase has taken on new meaning, serving as the final stop for many ECNL teams before June’s playoffs. Forty-four ECNL clubs will send a total of 110 teams to this year’s PDA Showcase and the results will have major implications on which teams makes the playoffs in their respective age groups.

The U15 age group only includes about half as many teams as the older groups, but ESPNHS breaks down the teams to watch, the players to watch, and the matches to watch at U15 this weekend in New Jersey.

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Atlanta Fire midfielder chooses Georgia

May, 22, 2012
5/22/12
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Maddie Burdick, a Class of 2014 midfielder from Alpharetta, Ga., has verbally committed to Georgia, she has confirmed with ESPNHS.

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North Texas defender commits to Oklahoma

May, 21, 2012
5/21/12
2:16
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Maddie Brem, a Class of 2014 defender from Flower Mound, Texas, has verbally committed to Oklahoma, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

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Sting midfielder selects Arkansas for 2014

May, 21, 2012
5/21/12
2:08
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Gabby de Leon, a Class of 2014 midfielder from Rowlett, Texas, has verbally committed to Arkansas, her family has confirmed.

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Xavier lands Eclipse Select player for 2013

May, 17, 2012
5/17/12
12:05
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Celeste Carlson, a Class of 2013 midfielder and defender from Park Ridge, Ill., has verbally committed to Xavier, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

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McLean midfielder commits to Virginia

May, 15, 2012
5/15/12
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Nicole Johnson, a Class of 2013 midfielder from McLean, Va., has verbally committed to Virginia.

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