Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

The Saints posted a 3.44 cumulative team GPA

Nov. 21, 2013

The Siena Women's Soccer program was recognized with a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. The NSCAA annually recognizes programs that have excelled in the classroom in addition to their work on the field.

A total of 862 college soccer teams (269 men, 593 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year. The Saints once again excelled in the classroom, boasting a 3.44 cumulative team GPA over that time.

For a fourth straight year, the Saints tied a program record with 12 MAAC All-Academic Team selections earlier this month, reserved for student athletes who have been at their institution for at least a full academic year and possess a 3.20 cumulative GPA or better.

The Saints recently concluded a successful season on the field as well, posting an 11-9-1 overall record and advancing to the MAAC Semifinals.

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.