One U-17 and five U-16 ECNL Eclipse Select players announced on the 2018 Midwest Player Development Program Roster

CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2018) – Six members of the Eclipse Select Soccer Club will attend the Elite Clubs National League’s (ECNL) Midwest Player Development Program (PDP) in Madison, Wis. on February, 3-4. The event will be held at the University of Wisconsin’s indoor McClain Athletic Facility where the finest talent from the top ECNL Midwest Conference will be evaluated for the ECNL / id2 National Training Camp.

The group of Eclipse Select players attending the PDP event includes Tara Tesmond (Naperville, Ill.), Kiara Pralle (Bourbonnais, Ill.), Kiera Fullick (Orland Park, Ill.) Piper Biziorek(Naperville, Ill.), Nanni Lombardi (Bourbonnais, Ill.) and Ann Luo (Palatine, Ill.). Luo will represent the U-17’s while the rest of the members play together on the U-16 Eclipse Select ECNL team.

The pool of 62 players from six different Midwest Conference clubs has been divided into four teams. Eclipse teammates Tesmond, Luo and Biziorek will play on Team One, while Pralle, Fullick and Lombardi are assigned to Team Two. Team One and Team Two will play one another on the first day of the event.

The ECNL PDP is a two-day event that will include a training session and 11 vs. 11 games on Saturday, with the second day of 11 vs. 11 games on Sunday. Throughout the PDP event and the rest of this year’s ECNL season, players will be considered for invitations to the ECNL / id2 National Training Camp in July.

“Player Development Programs (PDPs) are identification and development programs within US Club Soccer’s id2 Program with three primary goals: (i) provide top players with an opportunity to be identified and evaluated for higher levels of play; (ii) provide a high-quality developmental experience; and (iii) recognize and reward individual performance and achievement. PDPs are operated in conjunction with elite leagues sanctioned by US Club Soccer.”   – According to