Men’s soccer team announced as recipient of the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
For the 11th time in 13 seasons, and for eighth consecutive seasons, the Salve Regina men’s soccer team was also a recipient of the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award. In order to qualify for the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, teams are required to record a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Same academic requirements as always, but the organization changed its name from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) six years ago.
“I’m very happy to see our program honored with this national award again,” said Craig O’Rourke II, head coach of Salve Regina’s soccer team. “I think our student-athletes know that this award, and our demonstrated team-wide academic commitment, are a major piece of our recruiting in that we can point to the sustained academic excellence over the past decade and show the value of a Salve Regina education.”
The Salve Regina men’s soccer team earned a 3.43 cumulative team grade point average for the 2021-2022 academic year. A total of 812 soccer teams posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2021-22 academic year. Of that total, 155 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized.
Click here for the complete listing of the 2021-2022 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award recipients.