Soccer Programs Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

Soccer Programs Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced its 2013-14 Team Academic Award recipients this afternoon, with both of Goucher’s soccer programs among the teams honored.

For a team to be considered for the award, it must have a composite team grade-point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all team members who appear on the official NCAA, NAIA or junior college roster forms for the fall season. Goucher was one of just 188 schools across all college divisions which had both its men’s and women’s programs recognized.

The men’s soccer team received the award for a second-consecutive year under head coach Bryan Laut. The Gophers currently have a team GPA of 3.02 through the spring 2014 semester.

The women’s team, led by head coach Tati Korba, has a cumulative team GPA of 3.08. With the spring semesters included, both programs have achieved a GPA over 3.0 for five consecutive semesters overall.

Four other Landmark institutions (Catholic, Drew, Scranton and Susquehanna) had both soccer programs recognized, while Juniata’s women’s soccer team also received the award.