Commentary

ECNL U15 Power Rankings

Updated: May 22, 2012, 10:30 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels | ESPNHS Staff

With the staggered starts of the Elite Clubs National League teams, it made it difficult to release a top five until after play was well under way for a few divisions. Now that nearly everyone is competing, it's time to examine the top teams in each age group.

Throughout the rest of the season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top five teams in each age group.

It should be noted, these rankings are not predictive, but rather reactive to the results. In other words, the higher ranked team has accomplished something on the field to earn that position for now. As such, we expect quite a bit of turnover in the rankings throughout the rest of the ECNL season.

Gwinnett Soccer Association snags the top spot thanks to an undefeated run through its first 19 matches this season. GSA will carry that ranking into the playoffs since it will not play again until the postseason. The rest of the top five is solid and all pose a serious threat to challenge for the ECNL national title this summer.

2011-12 Elite Clubs National League Power Rankings: Under-15
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
GSA
18-0-1
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Last Week: NR
The high scoring of Jennifer Westendorf, Amanda Vocelka and Ella Stevens has carried GSA's offense. However, not to be overlooked is a defense riding a six-match shutout streak.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
2
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Last Week: NR
Jordan DiBiasi and Jastin Redman pace the Rush with 12 goals each. With Colorado high school in action, this team's ECNL schedule slows down over the next two months.
Next Match: March 31 at Slammers FC
3
Dallas Sting
12-2-2
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Last Week: NR
The Texas Conference leader's best attribute might be depth. So far, 15 different players have scored goals this season. The upcoming Texans match will be key for the division title.
Next Match: April 22 at Dallas Texans
4
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Last Week: NR
The Blues bring a 10-match undefeated streak -- including eight straight wins -- into the second half of the team's regular season schedule. Keep an eye on top scorer Anika Rodriguez.
Next Match: March 31 vs. Ohio Premier
5
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Last Week: NR
With several of the top five in action in the upcoming weeks, Eclipse Select -- which does not play again until June -- is in position to move up despite its idle status.
Next Match: June 2 at Carmel United