McLean MPS Force ECNL 96 Defense is Ranked Among Top Ten in the ECNL U16 Age Group with a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 0.67

McLEAN, VA (January 10, 2013) – Halfway through its 2012-13 Mid-Atlantic Conference schedule, McLeans U16 ECNL team is on Top Drawer Soccer’s list of the best defenses in the ECNL.

Based on a goals against average per game (GAA) of 0.67 (6 goals against in 9 games played), McLean Force ECNL ‘96 is currently tied for 8th place in a field of 73 U16 teams. Only statistics from conference games were used in the rankings, and only teams that have played more than five games (n=51) were considered. McLean’s U16 team must play nine more games before its Conference play is complete.

As of January 10, 2013, the team had a goal differential (GD) of +14 in Mid-Atlantic play (9 games) and a GAA of 0.75 and GD of +18 if all ECNL results (12 games) are counted. It has achieved a shut-out rate of 42% (5/12) in ECNL competition.

The McLean Force ECNL 96 Defense includes: Alia Abu Hawa (CB - 2015), Karina Castillo (OB - 2015), Sara Grace DeGooyer (OB - 2014), Katelyn Jensen (GK - 2015), Sarah Lipson (OB - 2015), Hannah Natanson (CB - 2015), Jenny Riemer (OB - 2015), and Amber Stearns (CB - 2015).