[ECNL SPOTLIGHT]With the ECNL now competing in five divisions -- U-14s to U-18s -- it's hard for clubs to be competitive across the board, but Chicago area club Eclipse Select has three teams in first place in the Midwest Conference and the other two have winning records. For a look at how the Eclipse Select teams are doing ...
UNDER-18.Eclipse Select is 8-3-2, trailing only the Michigan Hawks in the Midwest Conference. Ashleigh Ellenwood leads EC with 16 goals and eight assists. Olivia Pappalardo was named to the all-event teams at December's National Showcase Event Series in Sanford, Fla. Three pair of U-18s are off to the same college: Ellenwood and Lauren Hall to Arkansas, Pappalardo and Carly Manso to Colorado and Teig Palmateerand Kelsey Patera to Morehead State.
UNDER-17.Also sixth nationally in last year's ECNL age group, Eclipse Select is in the Midwest Conference first with a 12-1-0 record, losing only to the Michigan Hawks, 3-0, in October. Defender Erin Holland was also an all-event selection in Sanford.
UNDER-16. Sixth in its age group in the 2011 ECNL final standings, Eclipse Select is 7-4-2 but a distance third to KCFC, which is 17-0-0 in Midwest Conference play.Defender Ginny McGowan was called into the U-15 national team mega-camp in Sunrise, Fla.
UNDER-15.Eclipse Select has run off 12 straight wins in conference play since a 2-2 tie with Lonestar in its opener. Kayla McCoywas also picked for the U-15 national team mega-camp.
UNDER-14. Eclipse Select is perfect in eight games with an 8-0-0 record. Zoe Redei, who shares the team scoring lead with Alissa Gorzak with six goals, was called up to the U-15 national team mega-camp.