(October 18, 2015) – The Friendswood Boys’ and Girls’ Team were recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award.
The NSCAA annually recognizes high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their performance on the field.
The Mustang soccer teams’ were two of 398 teams (150 boys, 248 girls) nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-15 academic year. Among these programs are 51 schools, including Friendswood, receiving honors for both their boys’ and girls’ teams.
To qualify for this award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) administers an extensive high school awards and recognition program which includes Coach of the Year, All-America, long-term service, and special recognition awards designed to recognize excellence in soccer, academics, and service to the game. In all, nearly 11,000 awards are presented by the NSCAA each year for high school, college and youth soccer programs. These awards and recognition are available only to NSCAA member coaches and their players.
About the NSCAA
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.
The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game, from professional to grassroots. The membership also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members opportunities 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.