NSCAA announces High School Team Ethics and
Sportsmanship Award winners for winter season

KANSAS CITY, Mo (May 2, 2017) - Eighteen boys and girls teams from the winter 2016-17 season have received either the NSCAA’s Gold, Silver or Bronze level of the High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game. These distinctions are reflected by the number of yellow card cautions or red card ejections teams are shown by referees throughout the season based on the number of cards accumulated divided by the number of games played (i.e., 5 cards divided by 20 games played is 0.25 or 25%, which qualifies for a Silver Award).

Five teams were recipients of the Gold Award, which is given to teams with a percentage of cards ranging from 1-10%.

A total of 11 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30%, while the Bronze Award went to two teams, which is presented to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 31-50%.

2016-17 NSCAA Winter High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award Winners

GOLD

School (City, State)

Coach

Team

Bishop Lynch High School (Dallas, Texas)

Darren Hedges

Girls

Cambridge Christian School (Tampa, Fla.)

Kevin Hickinbotham

Girls

Cypress Lakes High School (Katy, Texas)

Casey Blades

Girls

Sutter Union High School (Sutter, Calif.)

Jeffrey Stanhope

Girls

Victoria East High School (Victoria, Texas)

Misty Boenig

Girls

SILVER

School (City, State)

Coach

Team

Aldine Senior High School (Houston, Texas)

Mark Kuehl

Girls

Burkburnett High School (Burkburnett, Texas)

Patrick Birk

Girls

Cambridge Christian School (Tampa, Fla.)

Kevin Hickinbotham

Boys

Fort Worth Country Day School (Fort Worth, Texas)

Mike Vincent

Boys

Hamilton High School (Chandler, Ariz.)

Eddie Hertsenberg

Girls

James Madison High School (San Antonio, Texas)

Bart Valerio

Boys

La Porte High School (La Porte, Texas)

Bryan Hayman

Boys

Shadow Creek High School (Pearland, Texas)

Nikolaus Kinzie

Girls

Shadow Creek High School (Pearland, Texas)

Justin Heller

Boys

Stockdale High School (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Sean Sullivan

Boys

St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

John Walsh

Boys

BRONZE

School (City, State)

Coach

Team

St. Joseph High School (Santa Maria, Calif.)

Alvaro Garcia

Boys

St. Francis Catholic High School (Sacramento, Calif.)

Maryclaire Robinson

Girls