Calvin Women’s Soccer Team Receives NSCAA Award for Ethics and Sportsmanship
Friday, January 03, 2014
The Calvin women’s soccer team has received the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
In all, 254 teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.
A total of 157 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards, while the Bronze Award went to 72 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows.
Calvin was recognized as a Silver Award recipient. During the season, Calvin received just four yellow cards and did not receive a red card.
Under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, Calvin captured MIAA regular season and tournament titles this fall while also advancing to the NCAA III Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years. The Knights finished with an overall record of 19-3-2 and were ranked 22nd in the final NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll as well as 21st in the final D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.