Women's Soccer Earns USC Silver Team Ethics Honor

Nina Grauley/Sports Information
Nina Grauley/Sports Information

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Covenant women's soccer team has been honored with the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Silver Award for Team Ethics for the 2017 season, announced the association recently.

The USC was formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) before rebranding itself this year.

In all, 162 college teams received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the Team Ethics Award, which recognizes teams 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.

The Lady Scots, under 24th-year head coach Mark Duble, were one of 50 teams (both men and women) ranging from NCAA Division I to the NJCAA to claim a Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulated a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30 percent based on total number of cards divided by number of matches played. On the year, Covenant registered just three yellow cards, tied for the fourth fewest in the USA South.

This is the 11th time since 2001 that Covenant has earned a team ethics honor from the USC, and the ninth Silver Award during that stretch. 

Covenant finished the year 11-7-1 overall and advanced to the USA South Tournament semifinals.

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