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Thee Utah Royals AZ Players Named To ECNL National Selection Teams

By Garrett Cleverly, 11/09/21, 4:00PM MST


PHOENIX (Tuesday, November 9th, 2021) -- Three Utah Royals AZ players have been named to the ECNL San Diego National Selection Games powered by Beyond Pulse. 

Participating in this weekend's ECNL National Selection Games are Anna Castenfelt (U16/17 East Roster), Kiersten Smith (U18/19 East Roster), and Farrah Walters (U18/19 East Roster). 

"Congrats to Kiki, Anna, and Farrah in being selected to play in the ECNL National Selection game," said Utah Royals AZ Director, Tiffany Robert. "I can't wait to watch you three play and represent the club this weekend."

The ECNL National Selection games are "all-star" matches that bring top players at each regular season ECNL National Event together for representative competition on the first day of the event. They are one component of the ECNL National Selection Program, which encompasses all player identification and development programs within the league.

At the U16/17 level, each team in the National Selection Game will field 18 players, while at the U18/19 level rosters will feature 15 athletes each. Players were selected for the games by ECNL Player Identification staff through a combination of scouting and recommendations based on performances over the past several months. These athletes will not compete for their clubs on this day in order to properly rest and prepare for the National Selection Game.