The third Boys ECNL season has arrived, and four clubs from New England are set to compete in the Northeast Conference.
The league serves as the premier platform for Connecticut FC, FC Stars and FSA FC, while its the second tier for the Boston Bolts given their Development Academy status.
That leads to a strong talent pool, where most players project into a Division 3 school and a handful will end up going the Division 1 route. Unsure of what the Boys ECNL would entail at first, college coaches have voiced that its reputation is growing.
To preview what’s in store as they chase an Elite National Premier League playoff spot, we’ve broken down New England’s contingent by age group. This story explores the U-17s, who are entering the college recruiting world in more profound fashion.