Siena Soccer Programs Earn NSCAA Team Academic Awards

Both programs excelled in the classroom again this season

Nov. 16, 2012

Both the Siena Men's and Women's Soccer programs were bestowed with NSCAA Team Academic Awards Friday. Each program earned the honor by posting a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better.

Siena College is one of just 148 schools nationally to have both their men's and women's programs recognized. A total of 717 college soccer teams (220 men, 497 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

The men's team posted a 3.38 team GPA this year - the 12th highest amongst all Division I teams. The women's team also excelled in the classroom, tabulating a team GPA of 3.35.

Earlier this month, the men's team had a program record 10 student athletes named to the MAAC All-Academic Team for accruing cumulative GPA's of 3.2 or higher. For a third straight year, the women's squad tied a program record with 12 MAAC All-Academic Team honorees.

About the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.