NSCAA Announces Team Ethics and Sportsmanship
Award Recipients for High School and College Soccer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 22, 2016) – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced on Thursday the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award recipients for the Fall 2016 high school season and 2016 college season. Today’s awards recognize a total of 166 teams across the country for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game.

Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award
Fall 2016 High School Boys and Girls
2016 College Men and Women

The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to NSCAA members at four levels. Teams honored at the platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams honored at the gold (1-10%), silver (11-30%) and bronze (31-50%) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players/coaches divided by the team’s total number of games played.

The nine college teams in the platinum category will be formally acknowledged at the College Coaches Awards Reception, presented by Surf Cup Sports, on January 12 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles in conjunction with the 2017 NSCAA Convention. The 10 high school teams receiving platinum distinction will be honored at the NSCAA High School Coaches Breakfast on January 14 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.

The NSCAA will announce additional high school Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2016-17 school year at the conclusion of the Winter and Spring seasons.