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Information and registration is now live.  Read the most recent letter from Ray Fumo, Girls Director of Coaching & Player Development.  Any player interested in a USYS team in the South program for next year, or players who are interested in being considered for the ECNL program can learn more and register on our Tryouts page

Coaching Staff for 2018-2019

'00/'01 ECNL - Nathan Williams
'02 ECNL - Nathan Williams
'03 ECNL - Stephen Glass

NATIONAL Champions!

Congratulations to the 98s - US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Game Highlights

U18s honored at halftime of Charlotte Independence game before heading to USYS Nationals

ECNL Players in the News

February 20, 2018
ECNL Player Development Program

We are extremely excited to announce our ECNL program had 9 players selected to attend the upcoming Mid Atlantic region ECNL PDP.  The event will take place February 24-25 in Greenville, SC, and will be attended by the top performers from the division.

Please join us in congratulating Faith Adams, Meg McHugh, Alex Odle, Sydney Smith, Emma Wakeman, Addison Galek, Ella Joaquin, Kaehler Marsh, and Maria Rayburn!

The ECNL Player Development Program works in conjunction with US Club Soccer’s  id2 Player Development Program (‘ECNL PDP’).  The ECNL PDP events provide an opportunity for the top players within every ECNL conference to play with and against the best players within their region at multiple age groups, and to attend presentations from leading coaches or experts in elite athlete development. The ECNL PDPs are created with three primary goals:  identify the top players within each ECNL conference at multiple age groups, provide a developmental experience, and recognize and reward individual performance and achievement.

February 16, 2018
Adams headed to Germany

Please join us in congratulating Faith Adams who was selected to join the Region III ODP team on an upcoming trip to Germany.  Faith, who has verbally committed to play at Wake Forest, will spend 10 days in April traveling to various parts of the country training and playing against some of the top female clubs in Germany!  We are so proud of Faith and can't wait to hear about this wonderful opportunity!

January 17, 2018
Wakeman headed to Costa Rica

Congratulations to ECNL GK Emma Wakeman for being selected to go to Costa Rica with the '02 ODP Region III team.  Emma not only will represent the club, but she'll represent our state as the only North Carolina player selected.  Her week long trip beings Feb 22, and will consist of 3 games, multiple training sessions, as well as opportunities to tour the local area!  Congratulations and good luck Emma!!!

August 22, 2017
2017-2018 Conference Preview
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July 31, 2017
Congratulations to Faith Adams, Addi Galek, Alex Odle, Tori Paul, Kaela Rasenberger, and Emma Wakeman all made the ODP Region Team!

July 6, 2017
Molly McGarry name to NSCAA All America Team
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June 28, 2017
U18s Crowned Region III Champions!
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June 19, 2017
Ash Serepca earns 2nd straight NC Gatorade Player of the Year award!
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Meghan Lang
trains with Swedish club AIK Academy

March 27, 2017
Mia Thillet invited to join Puerto Rican Full National Team
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March 20, 2017
Congrats to McKenna Woodhead on being invited to US National Futsal trials.
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December 7, 2016
Ash Serepca invited to US National Team Camp
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September 20, 2016
U-16 GNT vs. Netherlands: Highlights
Ash's goal 1:45


September 15, 2016
Ash Serepca heading to Netherlands with U16 WNT
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September 1, 2016
Courtney Walker invited into U18 WNT Camp
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July 28, 2016

Jordan Taylor invited into U16 WNT Camp
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Player Interest form for 2018-2019

College Commitments

Congratulations to our ECNL athletes headed to play in college!

Lea Wissell - UNC Charlotee (2020)
Emma Wakeman - UNC Charlotte (2020)
Faith Adams - Wake Forest (2020)
Tori Paul - University of Maryland (2020)
Mia Thillet - North Carolina State University (2018)
Ashlynn Serepca - University of Virginia (2018)
Kursten von Klahr - NC State University (2018)
Madison Oracion - University of Maryland (2018)
Kaelee Van Gundy - University of Arkansas (2018)
Julia Honeycutt - UNC Charlotte (2018)
Sierra Davis - Catawba College (2018)
Lindsay Poff - App State (2018)
Seraiah Dunham - UNC Greensboro (2018)
Cyan Mercer - Clemson University (2017)
Olivia Odle - Virginia Tech (2017)
Courtney Walker - Ohio State University (2017)
Kate Hickson - UNC Charlotte (2017)
Molly McGarry - UNC Wilmington (2017)
Grace Lynn-Lato - UNC Wilmington (2017)
Abby Stapleton - UNC Charlotte (2017)
Brooke Freeman - Catawba College (2017)
Naomi Powell - NC State (2017)


 ECNL Staff

Girls Director of Coaching Ray Fumo
ECNL Director Nathan Williams
Goalkeeper Director Scott Schweitzer, Erin Lykon
Physical Development Program Performance Unlimited, John Lytton

2017-2018 Coaching Staff
U18/U19 - Nathan Williams
U17 - Jeremy Weeks
U16 - Nathan Williams
U15 - Stephen Glass
U14 - Stephen Glass
U13 - Jeremy Weeks


ECNL National Events: An Inspired & Unrivaled Playing Environment
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The College Numbers Proven Path
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We welcome Stephen Glass to the ECNL staff!
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Carolina Rapids Soccer Welcomes Jeremy Weeks to the Rapids Staff!
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The Carolina Rapids is pleased to announce the continued relationship between Performance Unlimited and our elite level girls program.
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Nathan Williams named as ECNL Director
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Carolina Rapids joins the Elite Clubs National League starting in the 2017/18 season
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Program Accomplishments

U18 Academy National Champions, USYS
U18 Academy Automatic qualification for USYS Nationals through National League play
U18 AcademyChampions, Disney Soccer Showcase
U14 Academy Finalists, CESA Soccer Classic (U16 Flight)
U18 Academy  Invited into National League 
U18 Academy  Semi Finalists, USYS Nationals 
U18 Academy  Champions, USYS Regionals 
U16 Academy  Finalists, US Club Regionals 
U18 Academy  Champions US Club Regionals