W&L Soccer Teams Recognized by NSCAA Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's soccer teams were both recipients of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, announced on November 21. The honor is given to those squads whose student-athletes average a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2012-13 academic year.
A total of 862 teams were on the 2012 list, ranging from Divisions I, II, and III. Of these schools, W&L was one of 182 teams to have both their men's and women's programs receiving the award.
The women's team posted an overall GPA of 3.63, tying for ninth of the 593 women's teams. Felician College claimed the highest score with an overall team average of 3.78. This is the 10th year in a row the women’s team has been recognized.
The men accumulated an overall GPA of 3.42, ranking them in the Top-10 of the 269 men's schools that made the list. South Carolina University posted the highest score with an overall team grade-point average of 3.54. This is the sixth time in school history that the men's team has collected the honor.
The women finished the 2013 season at 17-3-1 overall and advanced to the championship game of the ODAC Tournament, losing to Lynchburg 2-0. The men ended this season with a 10-3-5 record, advancing to the ODAC Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive season, where they lost 2-0 to Randolph.
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