Carolina Elite Soccer Academy 2016-2017 ECNL Overview
2016/17 ECNL Year
ECNL 2016-2017 Coaching Staff
Director of Goalkeeping- Nick Garilas
Athletic Performance Training Director- Jeff Haigler
CESA 14 Girls ECNL- 
CESA 15 Girls ECNL- Andrew Hyslop
CESA 16 Girls ECNL- 
CESA 17 Girls ECNL- Andrew Hyslop
CESA 18 Girls ECNL- Andrew Hyslop
The 2016-2017 season schedule will be released in August and CESA teams will have 10 Southeast Conference games. This number of games could change if any additional clubs are added to the Southeast Conference for the upcoming year. Our Under 14-18 ECNL teams will compete to attend the 2016-2017 ECNL National Playoffs to be held in June 2017. In the Under 15 age group our ECNL team will attend two additional National Showcase events, our Under 16 and 17 age groups will attend three additional National Showcase events and our Under 18 age group will attend one additional National Showcase Event. 
Important 2015 ECNL Information - Click Here ( This document will be updated with 2016-2017 ECNL information in the coming weeks)
CESA ECNL Club Fees 2016-2017
Under 14 Girls ECNL Club Fees are $1400 per player.
Under 15-18 Girls ECNL Club Fees are $950 per player. These fees include our Spring Training Program as well as all sessions in preparation for the ECNL playoffs in June/July.
CESA club fees include 3 Nights of Training per Week throughout the season and additional training as needed to prepare the team for upcoming events, Goalkeeping sessions,  US Club Soccer Player Registration, Referee Fees, ECNL Club League Fee and Facilities Rental.
Additional costs which are not included in the CESA club fees are Player Uniform, Team fees which will include coach’s expenses for travel, showcase event entry fees and individual player travel costs.
Interested Players may contact Andrew Hyslop at the Carolina Elite Soccer Academy main office at 864-329-1113 or email



CESA is a founding member of the prestigious Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and has begun preparing for the upcoming 2016-2017 soccer year. We will field top level teams in the under 14-18 age groups and will compete within the ECNL Southeast Conference.

Our conference is very competitive and at present is made up of the following clubs: Atlanta Fire United (GA), Concorde Fire (GA), Gwinnett Soccer Association (GA), Tophat Soccer Club (GA), Birmingham United Soccer Association (AL), Boca United FC (FL), Jacksonville FC (FL), Orlando City (FL), VSI Flames (FL) and CESA (SC). We are proud to be the only club in the state of South Carolina currently participating within the ECNL and are looking forward to an exciting 2016-2017 year ahead. The ECNL will release a list of clubs who will participate in 2016-2017 in the near future.
The Elite Clubs National League is recognized on a national level as the most productive player development arena available to the aspiring female player and is made up of 79 clubs. The ECNL Southeast Conference and National Showcase Event matches have been consistently well attended by college coaches from around the country and our players have been able to showcase their abilities as they make their college soccer decisions.
Our 2013 ECNL class signed National Letters of Intent and are attending the following schools. Maddie Brock ( Wake Forest University) ,Gina Cardenas (UNC-Greensboro), Meaghan Carrigan (University of Richmond), Tera Dolan ( Anderson University ), Chelsea Drennan (University of South Carolina), Mercedes Ducker (Western Carolina University), Kaleigh Kurtz (University of Richmond), Emily McCord ( Presbyterian College), Helena Moore (Anderson University), Tahirih Nesmith (University of Pennsylvania), Maylyn Parsons (Columbus State University), Emily Praktish ( Samford University ), Mollie Waters ( USC- Upstate ) and Lauren Watts ( Winthrop University ) .
Our 2014 ECNL class have signed National Letters of Intent and are attending the following schools. Chandler Arrowood ( Western Carolina University ), Irina Briquet ( Gardner-Webb University ), Rhylee DeCrane ( Mississippi State University ), Abby DeMare ( Furman University ), Jeni Erickson ( Clemson University ), Savannah McCaskill ( University of South Carolina ), Paige Miller ( Lipscomb University ), Natalie Shuman ( Lees McRae College ), Brooke Standard ( Armstrong Atlantic State University ) and Rachael Whaling ( Anderson University ).
Our 2015 ECNL class have signed National Letters of Intent and are attending the following schools. Madison Cutts ( Valdosta State University ),Ann Diffenbaugh ( Austin Peay State University ), Sarah Dooley ( Western Carolina University ), Ragan Hill ( Newberry College ), KodiJean Johnson ( Newberry College ), Abigail Koger ( The Citadel ) India Kozel ( University of South Carolina ), Molly Lynch ( University of Miami ), Alexandra Mathis ( Limestone College ), Laurel Parris ( Converse College ),  Ashlynn Powell ( Presbyterian College ), Chandler Pumphrey ( USC- Upstate ), Logan Strange ( University of Arkansas at Little Rock,  Kelsey Yeager ( Presbyterian College ).
Our 2016 ECNL class have signed Natinoal Letters of Intent and will attend the following schools. Hawley Agee (Lenoir-Rhyne University),  Elizabeth Allen (Embry-Riddle University ), Sarah Duckworth (Clemson University),  Emily Malone (Mississippi State University), Rachele Manfre (Clemson University ), Kailey Mattison (University of South Carolina ), Arianna Milicia (Furman University), Claudia Murphy (Furman University), Erin O'Hearn (Furman University ), Caitlyn Reilly (Furman University), Alexandra Soree (University of Central Florida), Elizabeth Stahlman (University of South Carolina), Allyn Wiggins (Furman University), Natalie Royaards (Winthrop University). Additional player commitments will be added as decisions are announced.
In the 2017 ECNL class, verbal commitments have been made by Kendall Claxton (Winthrop University), Jenn Colter (University of South Carolina), Katie Colwick (Winthrop University), Josie Gillespie (Furman University), Lexi McMullen (University of South Carolina), Isabelle Russell (Presbyterian College), Morrison Trnavsky (Furman University). 
In the 2018 ECNL class, commitments have been made by Renee Guion (Clemson University). Additional player commitments will be added as decisions are announced.
CESA Co-Executive Director Andrew Hyslop feels that CESA’s continued participation within the ECNL is necessary to provide the weekly competition needed to ensure consistent player development. “Our players must train and play at a high level in order to continue to improve. We have seen firsthand that our conference play is challenging and demanding. The players know that every game will be a battle and they have enjoyed the competition. When you add in the fact that we travel to various ECNL National Showcase events throughout the year and match up with clubs from all over the nation it is a great experience for any young player who wants to play with and against the best.”
The ECNL has also expanded the Player Development Program which is designed to identify the top players within each ECNL conference at multiple age groups, provide a developmental experience and recognize and reward individual performance and achievement. Players are selected based upon their performance in ECNL competitions and recommendations from coaches. Each Player Development program will occur over two days and will include three training sessions/matches and a presentation for the players. All players will also receive Nike training gear. There are no costs for participation in the Player Development Programs as the ECNL covers all staffing, facility rental and equipment costs. The only responsibility for participating players will be the cost of travel and accommodation (where necessary).
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