ECNL U15 Power Rankings

Updated: May 22, 2012, 10:38 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels | ESPNHS Staff

Only five teams from the ESPNHS ECNL Under-15 Power Ratings were in action last week, there was not a single surprise.

The lone loss in the group came when No. 3 So Cal Blues handed then No. 5 West Coast FC a 1-0 setback.

PDA swept a pair of matches to move a spot higher this week while the San Diego Surf and Dallas Texans won their matches to remain No. 8 and 9, respectively.

This week's schedule includes an intriguing top 10 meeting btween West Coast FC and the San Diego Surf. The winner remains in the hunt for a conference title. The loser likely will fall to third in the conference.

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
The Dallas Sting may offer the most balanced offensive attack among the ECNL under-15s as at least 13 players have scored two or more goals. Kaycie Tillman leads the team with six goals.
Next Match: May 12 vs. FC Dallas
3
So Cal Blues
15-2-2
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Last Week: 3
Miranda Schulz scored on an assist from Kathleen Pingel as the So Cal Blues defeated West Coast FC 1-0 in a battle of ranked teams. Schulz was named the game's MVP.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Real So Cal
4
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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
PDA
9-0-3
1
Last Week: 6
PDA defeated East Meadow 3-0 and Albertson 5-0 last weekend to remain undefeated. As the wins continue to mount, PDA figures to climb higher in the rankings.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Connecticut FC
6
West Coast
16-3-3
1

Last Week: 5

Taylor McKenzie scored the only goal as West Coast defeated Eagles SC 1-0 before falling to So Cal Blues 1-0. This week's showdown with the Surf may have second place on the line.
Next Match: May 12 vs. San Diego Surf
7
Vardar
18-2-3
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Last Week: 7
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
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Last Week: 8
San Diego Surf handled Eagles SC 4-1 last week, setting up a crucial showdown with West Coast for second place in the conference. West Coast won the first meeting between the teams.
Next Match: May 12 vs. West Coast
9
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Last Week: 9
Emily Bates scored twice and Madison Hartsock added two assists as the Dallas Texans defeated Solar-Chelsea 4-0. The win keeps the Texans on Sting's heels in the conference.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Lonestar SC
10
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Last Week: 10
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