Emily Rusk’s performance at last month’s ECNL San Antonio Showcase was huge on many levels.
For starters, she was named to the All-Event Team which speaks to her performance during the three-game event.
Rusk, a U17 goalkeeper, was honored alongside Charlotte Soccer Academy teammates Hannah Robinson
and Kelly Bach
as her team finished the competition with a perfect record of 3-0.
Just what her squad needed.
"Going into the tournament my team was ranked at the bottom of the A division and these wins pushed us up to a more secure position," said Rusk, who credited her defense for a successful run of matches. "It’s awesome to make these All-Event teams. The competition is tough and soccer is such a big part of my life, it’s really cool to get recognition after such a high level tournament."
SC Del Sol U15 players Emily McShane
and Mary Danilevics
made the All-Event squad as their team went 2-0-1 for the weekend.
CASL and CESA had two of the stronger showings on the U16 side with both teams finishing at 2-0-1. CASL’s Sydney Curtis
and Cameron Castleberry
were honored for their performances as well as CESA’s Chelsea Drennan
In U18 action, Lonestar SC also finished with a 3-0 record and midfielder Sharis Lachappelle
earned her spot on the All-Event Team.
The final event of the 2010-11 ECNL regular season, the ECNL PDA College Showcase, will take place May 28-30 in Zarepheth, New Jersey.
ECNL All-Event Teams
Goalkeeper: Emily B
oyd (Crossfire Premier FC)
Defenders: Kelsey Moore
(Sereno SC), Meghan MacDonald
(PDA), Karly Kliever
(Challenge SC), Mary Danilevics
(SC Del Sol)
Midfielders: Kristen Shimkus (Washington Premier), Emily McShane
(SC Del Sol), Christyna Pitre
Forwards: Emma Bergstrom (Crossfire Premier FC), Lauren Jankowski
(PDA), Jorian Baucom
Goalkeeper: Katie Scheele (Crossfire Premier FC)
Defenders: Sydney Curtis
(CASL), Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush)
Midfielders: Chelsea Drennan
(CESA), Ashley York
(D’Feeters), Kelly Pannek (Minnesota Thunder), Andi Sullivan
Forwards: Madison Lewis (Michigan Hawks), Cameron Castleberry
(CASL), Stephanie Amack
(Bethesda), Danica Evans
Goalkeeper: Emily Rusk (Charlotte Soccer Academy)
Defenders: Brittany Von Rueden
(FC Milwaukee), Kelly Bach
(Charlotte Soccer Academy), Maddie Trebesch (Minnesota Thunder)
Midfielders: Hannah Robinson
(Charlotte Soccer Academy), Alex Arlitt
(Challenge SC), Catherine Zimmerman
(PDA), Ellie Crowell (Minnesota Thudner)
Forwards: Gabriella Strange (Pleasanton Rage), Lindsey Holmes
(FC Milwaukee), Ashleigh James
Goalkeeper: Cassity Cutrer (Utah Avalanche)
Defenders: Ashley G
ruenbaum (Ohio Premier), Jessica DeLeon (SC Del Sol), Kathryn Rayner
Midfielders: Jocelyn Jeffers
(SC Del Sol), Sharis Lachappelle
(Lonestar SC), Lauren Reid
Forwards: Jaclyn Softil (Crossfire Premier SC), Jacqueline Cox
(Solar SC), Stephanie McCaffrey
(FC Stars), Natalie Huggins (FC Dallas).
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