Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Ethics Award
Jan. 7, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's soccer team recently received the Team Ethics Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Navy is one of just six NCAA Division I programs to receive the Silver Award.
The NSCAA Team Ethics Award recognizes programs that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.
Teams receiving the Silver Team Ethics Award must have had zero red cards and under five yellow cards for the entire 2012 regular season and postseason. Navy had zero red cards and just two yellow cards this past fall.
The two yellow cards for Navy is the lowest amount in at least the last 15 years (1998-2012) since compete card data has been recorded.
In all, 88 teams from Divisions I, II or III received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the Team Ethics Award. Thirteen intercollegiate teams received the NSCAA's Gold Team Ethics Award for completing the entire 2012 season without receiving either a yellow or red card. A total of 55 teams claimed the Silver Award, while the Bronze Award went to 20 teams that received no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows.
Navy was 19-2-1 in 2012 and won the Patriot League regular season championship at 6-0-1. Sophomore defender Jade Seabrook earned NSCAA All-America Third Team honors and junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team. Seabrook and Hoerner also received all-region first-team honors from the NSCAA.