FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sting Austin is Welcomed into the ECNL for the 2017 Season
Dallas, Texas – April 25, 2017 - The Sting Soccer Organization is pleased to announce that Sting Austin has received acceptance into the top female youth development platform in the world, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). The announcement promises to further propel Sting Austin to build on the tremendous amount of success realized over a short time since its inception, and will provide area soccer players the opportunity to be seen on the national stage amongst the nation’s best.
Built on the proven and comprehensive developmental method of the Sting Soccer Organization, Sting Austin has quickly become a leader in South Texas. Sting Austin has multiple teams that qualified for the USYS Southern Regional Premier League last year, and the ‘02 team currently plays in the USYS National League. With two number one ranked teams in South Texas, State Cup Champions and Finalists, Disney Showcase Champions, and consistent finishes at the top of the table within the Southern Regional Premier League, the accomplishments of Sting Austin continue to build. Sting Austin currently has 26 players participating within the South Texas Olympic Development Program, three players that have progressed to the Region III team, and one player who has seen the game at the National Team level. With a solid core of players that are currently participating with Sting Dallas ECNL teams, the organization looks forward to Sting Austin joining the ECNL directly to continue to prove their quality.
Brent Coralli, Principal/Owner of the Sting Soccer Organization comments, “It is very gratifying to see how quickly Sting Austin has found success through the established administrative and developmental structure we as an organization put into place. There is a lot of hard work behind the scenes from our administrative staff off the field, that contributes to successful programs on the field. To be accepted into the ECNL after such a short period of time since Sting first came to Austin is a credit to the dedication and tireless efforts of all of our staff on and off the pitch.” Kenneth Medina, Director of Soccer for the Sting Soccer Organization echoes this sentiment, “To see how quickly the quality of our teams in Sting Austin has reached regional prominence is a testament to the developmental model we have in place with Sting. I have worked personally with a number of Sting Austin players through our Sting Dallas ECNL teams and I look forward to seeing how Sting Austin takes the field in the fall with this exciting opportunity to give area soccer players a chance to complete at the next level.”
“We are very excited to welcome Sting Austin into the ECNL,” said ECNL Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “Sting Dallas has been one of the top development clubs in the country year after year, and we expect Sting Austin to quickly rise to also become one of the top programs in the Texas Conference.”
“Sting Soccer has given our female student athletes the avenue to excel by creating programs and an atmosphere to develop leaders on and off the field,” said Sting Austin Director of Coaching, Oscar Draguicevich, “Sting Austin has experienced a tremendous amount of success in a short period of time and is evidence of the strong foundation on which it will continue to grow. Joining the ECNL will provide the platform to propel Sting Austin to take the field on the national stage.”
Sting Austin will begin competition in the ECNL for the 2017 Season. For program information and a schedule of Player Opportunity Events please contact: Jessica Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org 512-831-7022 or visit the Sting Austin website by clicking HERE
About the Sting Soccer Organization: The Sting Soccer Organization is the largest and most successful all female soccer club in the country. With 12 USYSA Championships, 2 ECNL National Championships, over 30 regional championships, and numerous state cup championships, the club has ranked among the nation’s best year after year. The mission of the Sting Soccer Organization is to support through their coaching, administration, and player policies the idea of The Education of Life through Soccer. The Sting Soccer Club has the focused goal to create a strong, complete soccer player; this coupled with the instillation of high moral value and character is paramount to Sting realizing success for each young female athlete to excel well beyond their soccer years. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.stingsoccer.com
About Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for college and youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.