Twenty-six players officially make college commitments to continue the next phase of  their careers

CHICAGO (Nov. 12, 2020) – Eclipse Select Soccer Club is proud to introduce its Class of 2021, which currently includes 26 players who are headed to their respective NCAA women’s soccer programs next fall. National Signing Day took place Wednesday, November 12th. These soon to be Eclipse alumnae are comprised of players from the Eclipse Select SC ECNL U-18/19’s, Eclipse Select SC North ECNL U-18/19’s and Eclipse Select SC Composite ECNL U-18/19’s.

“On behalf of the entire Eclipse Select family, the club wants to congratulate our players for officially taking the next step in their academic and athletic careers.” Eclipse Select President Rory Dames stated. “I am extremely proud of this class as they continue to carry the rich playing tradition and the success of Eclipse Select Soccer Club to top-tier programs around the country. Every year there is great pride throughout the club in assisting players to reach this goal. The start of the spring schedule is rapidly approaching, but it is always great to take a step back before then and congratulate these players on what they have accomplished.”

Six players from this Eclipse Select class are headed to programs that competed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Defender Riley Philbin  (Northbrook, Ill.) is bound for defending Big Ten regular-season Champion University of Wisconsin. The Badgers made it the furthest in the 2019 NCAA Tournament amongst all the schools in which Eclipse players have signed for by reaching the regional semifinals last November.

Elsewhere among programs in the 2019 NCAA Tournament field, Emma Guthrie (Naperville, Ill.) is bound for defending Missouri Valley Conference Champion Loyola-Chicago. Defender Morgan Belcher (Schaumburg, Ill.) has joined defending American East Conference Champions Stony Brook. Hannah Johnstone (Joliet, Ill.) has signed with Trinity University who made it to the second round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament in 2019.

Four pairs from this year’s class will continue to play together as teammates at the collegiate level. Atlantic Coast Conference side Louisville will welcome Nina Nicosia (Elmwood Park, Ill.) and Julia Simon (Wheaton, Ill.). Defender Kate Dobsch (Winnetka, Ill.) and goalkeeper Payton Cahill (Cottage Grove, Minn.) will join Wake Forest. Alexa Joshi (Des Plaines, Ill.) and Alyssa Weede (Arlington Heights, Ill.) are headed to the Big Ten Conference together to play for the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign while Megan Hutchinson (New Lenox, Ill.) and Sydney Boudreau (Mundelein, Ill.) are headed to Purdue.

Below is a breakdown of the Eclipse Select Class of 2021 on National Signing Day:

Alphabetical order:

  • Morgan Belcher (Schaumburg, Ill.) – Stony Brook University
  • Adriana Berruti (Berwyn, Ill.) – Coker University
  • Lauren Boafo (Hanover Park, Ill.) – Western Michigan University
  • Sydney Boudreau (Mundelein, Ill.) – Purdue University
  • Laura Butler (Chicago, Ill.) – Colorado School of Mines
  • Payton Cahill (Cottage Grove, MN) – Wake Forest University
  • Grace Diehl (Glenview, Ill.) – Cornell University
  • Kate Dobsch (Winnetka, Ill.) – Wake Forest University
  • Morgan Fagan (Glencoe, Ill.) – Boston University
  • Emma Guthrie (Naperville, Ill.) – Loyola University- Chicago
  • Megan Hutchinson (New Lenox, Ill.) – Purdue University
  • Hannah Johnstone (Joliet, Ill.) – Trinity University
  • Alexa Joshi (Des Plaines, Ill.) – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Abby Kalou (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) – Lesley University
  • Katelyn Nardulli (Naperville, Ill.) – Xavier University
  • Nina Nicosia (Elmwood Park, Ill.) – University of Louisville
  • Riley Philbin (Northbrook, Ill.) – University of Wisconsin
  • Emma Phillips (Munster, Ind.) – Northwestern University
  • Kiara Pralle (Bourbonnais, Ill.) – University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Alexa Quaranta (Oswego, Ill.) – Western Illinois University
  • Maya Rebic (Elmhurst, Ill.) – Eastern Illinois University
  • Julia Simon (Wheaton, Ill.) – University of Louisville
  • Jenna Stayart (Cary Grove, Ill.) – University of Tennessee
  • Tara Tessmond (Naperville, Ill.) – Indiana State University
  • Sophie Veytsman (Arlington Heights, Ill.) – Illinois State University
  • Alyssa Weede (Arlington Heights, Ill.) – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

College breakdown:
NCAA Division I:

  • Boston (1): Morgan Fagan (Glencoe, Ill.)
  • Charlotte (1): Kiara Pralle (Bourbonnais, Ill.)
  • Cornell (1): Grace Diehl (Glenview, Ill.)
  • Eastern Illinois (1): Maya Rebic (Elmhurst, Ill.)
  • Illinois State (1): Sophie Veytsman (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
  • Illinois-Urbana Champaign (2): Alexa Joshi (Des Plaines, Ill.) and Alyssa Weede (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
  • Indiana State (1): Tara Tessmond (Naperville, Ill.)
  • Louisville (2): Nina Nicosia (Elmwood Park, Ill.) and Julia Simon (Wheaton, Ill.)
  • Loyola-Chicago (1): Emma Guthrie (Naperville, Ill.)
  • Northwestern (1): Emma Phillips (Munster, Ind.)
  • Purdue (2): Megan Hutchinson (New Lenox, Ill.) and Sydney Boudreau (Mundelein, Ill.)
  • Stony Brook (1): Morgan Belcher (Schaumburg, Ill.)
  • Tennessee (1): Jenna Stayart (Cary Grove, Ill.)
  • Wake Forest (2): Payton Cahill (Cottage Grove, MN) and Kate Dobsch (Winnetka, Ill.)
  • Western Illinois (1): Alexa Quaranta (Oswego, Ill.)
  • Western Michigan (1): Lauren Boafo (Hanover Park, Ill.)
  • Wisconsin (1): Riley Philbin (Northbrook, Ill.)
  • Xavier (1): Katelyn Nardulli (Naperville, Ill.)

NCAA Division II:

  • Colorado School of Mines (1): Laura Butler (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Coker University (1): Adriana Berruti (Berwyn, Ill.)

NCAA Division III:

  • Trinity University (1): Hannah Johnstone (Joliet, Ill.)