December 10, 2013

Men's, Women's Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

BOTH TEAMS EARN NSCAA TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD FOR THE 2012-13 ACADEMIC YEAR

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Fresh off another pair of extremely successful seasons on the playing field, the Merrimack men's and women's soccer programs earned enormous academic distinctions on Tuesday, as both teams earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the organization announced Tuesday.

A total of 874 college soccer teams (274 men, 600 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. Of that total, 191 schools (including Merrimack) had both their men's and women's programs recognized.

Both sides also performed admirably on the playing field, as the Warrior women finished with 10 victories en route to another winning season and berth in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, while the men enjoyed another exciting season, as the Warriors finished with 13 victories and a trip to the Northeast-10 Championship finals.

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.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.

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