Salve Regina earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
For the ninth time in 11 seasons, the Salve Regina men’s soccer team has been announced as recipient of the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the previous academic year of 2019-20.
“I am always happy to see our program honored with this national award as it once again demonstrates our student-athletes’ commitment on both the playing field and in the classroom,” said head coach Craig O’Rourke II, who has been coaching at Salve Regina for 14 years.
This year’s award gives Salve Regina’s soccer program five in row. In order to qualify for the 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) four years ago.
“Our players know that this award is a major tool in our recruiting process in that we can point to the degree of academic excellence that we have been able to maintain these last several years and show the true value of a Salve Regina education,” said O’Rourke II.