Bohan and Williams Represent Eclipse Select SC at ECNL National Training Camps

CHICAGO, Ill. – Patrick Bohan of the ECNL Boys 2006s and Kendell Williams of the ECNL Girls 2006s have been selected to participate in the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) National Training Camp this summer. The league’s best youth soccer players are invited to participate in training and competition over several days with the girls’ camp convening in Portland, Ore. July 23-27. and the boys training in Louisville, Ky. August 3-7.

Patrick Bohan is a right back/center back for the Eclipse Select ECNL B2006s. The Naperville, Ill. native led the under-16 squad to the 2022 ECNL National Championship Final finishing as National Finalists. The B2006s repeated as ECNL Midwest Conference Champions on their way to a successful run through the ECNL Playoffs. Bohan was highly decorated a year ago when he was named to the ECNL All-Conference First Team and awarded ECNL All-America.

“Patrick is an extraordinary example of a player going through the developmental process of soccer. Year after year he has improved in different aspects of the game. Having a positive mentality, faith, and a strong work ethic have enhanced his ability to improve.” – Cleo Huitron ECNL Boys Director of Coaching.

Kendell Williams is a goalkeeper for the Eclipse Select ECNL G2006s. The Lincolnshire, Ill. native led the under-16 Select team to a 2022 ECNL postseason berth finishing second in the Midwest Conference. Their 11-1-1 overall record was only bested by St. Louis Scott Gallagher who went on to claim this year’s National Championship. The U16 girls advanced all the way to the Round of 16 before bowing out to Slammers FC HB KØGE. Williams was a major contributor to the G2006s only allowing 14 goals scored in the regular season and has previously received a call-up to the US Youth National Team Camp in 2021.

“Kendell is a great young lady with a very bright future.  She is a dual athlete and is very capable in excelling in both basketball and soccer. Kendell’s range stands out right away. Her ability to move and cover the goal and space is truly incredible. Her crossing game is truly special and has the presence to control the penalty box. She is very calm with the ball at her feet and understands the spaces well which makes her very successful in possession. Overall, she is a great athlete and although there is still room to improve, she has the competitive drive to take her where she wants to go.” – Rade Tanaskovic, Director of Goalkeeping.

The ECNL National Training Camp is free of charge for the players; the ECNL, Puma, and Nike Soccer cover all of the costs associated with the camp, including hotel and ground transportation, meals, coaching, facilities, and equipment. The only cost for players is transportation to and from the camp. During the camp, the players have the opportunity to compete in front of top colleges from around the nation, are trained by some of the top youth coaches in the country, and learn from a series of off-field presentations from experts.