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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: May 22, 10:40 PM ET
ECNL U15 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels
ESPNHS Staff

There was no movement in the top five, therefore, the debut of Nos. 6-10 gives new teams a chance to be noticed.

Undefeated PDA, which is early in its ECNL play, debuts at No. 6 this week. Vardar, whose only losses are to a top five team, checks in at No. 7. Always-strong San Diego Surf, Dallas Texans and Colorado Rush round out the top 10.

Although Sereno and Ohio Elite are not among the top 10 right now, these are programs that are only a few good results away from making the elite list.

These rankings, indicative of the results of a team rather than a prediction of future outcomes, offer a sampling of some of the top talent in the game.

2011-12 Elite Clubs National League Power Rankings: Under-15
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
GSA
18-0-1
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Last Week: 1
The high scoring of Jennifer Westendorf, Amanda Vocelka and Ella Stevens has carried GSA's offense. However, not to be overlooked is a defense riding a six-match shutout streak.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
2
Dallas Sting
14-2-3
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Last Week: 2
Julie James scored the lone goal in Sting's 1-0 win over Solar. Meanwhile, Kate Hajdu, Gwenyth Puente and Blair Thorpe scored in a 3-1 victory over TSC Hurricane.
Next Match: May 12 vs. FC Dallas
3
So Cal Blues
14-2-2
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Last Week: 3
Anika Rodrgiuez and Victoria Buda have combined for more than 20 goals this season to highlight the So Cal Blues offense. The team sits fifth in point-average in the Flight A standings.
Next Match: May 6 at West Coast FC
4
Eclipse Select
17-1-1
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Last Week: 4
With several of the top five in action in the upcoming weeks, Eclipse Select -- which does not play again until June -- is in position to move up despite its idle status.
Next Match: June 2 at Carmel United
5
West Coast
15-2-3
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Last Week: 5
West Coast and the So Cal Blues will clash this Sunday in a key match for playoff seeding. West Coast currently has a higher point average, but the winner of this match has an easier road to make the top eight.
Next Match: May 5 vs. Eagles SC
6
PDA
7-0-3
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Last Week: NR
PDA is one of the last two remaining undefeated teams in the ECNL Under-15 age group. Of course, this team is in the earlier stages of its season with upwards of 12 matches yet to play.
Next Match: May 5 vs. East Meadow
7
Vardar
18-2-3
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Last Week: NR
Vardar's only losses this season are to Eclipse Select. The most recent encounter was in November. The team carries an eight-match undefeated streak into the playoffs.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
8
San Diego Surf
15-3-2
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Last Week: NR
The San Diego Surf is 12-1-2 in their last 15 matches. The recent run has the Surf in prime playoff position and looking like a factor down the home stretch.
Next Match: May 6 vs. Eagles SC
9
Dallas Texans
9-1-5
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Last Week: NR
Emily Bates is averaging nearly a goal a match for the Texans this season. The team's only setback this season is to the Dallas Sting, which it also tied in the most recent meeting.
Next Match: May 5 vs. Solar-Chelsea
10
Colorado Rush
17-2-1
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Last Week: NR
The Colorado Rush have lost to Sereno and San Diego Surf this season. However, the team recently avenged its loss to Sereno to climb into playoff contention.
Next Match: June 3 vs. Real Colorado