Bobcat soccer earns national Team Ethics Award
The Georgia College soccer team and head coach Hope Clark continue to be recognized for one of the better seasons in program history, as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recently announced Bobcat soccer as one of the Team Ethics Award winners for 2012.
As one of just nine Division II women’s soccer teams on the prestigious list, the Bobcats earned silver status, meaning they had no red cards and no more than five yellow cards during the entire season. Flagler College was the only other Peach Belt Conference (PBC) school among the nine, taking bronze status.
Regarded as one of the most difficult awards to achieve in soccer, the NSCAA Team Ethics Award recognizes teams that exercise fair play and a high level of sportsmanship on the field. It is based on the number of red and/or yellow cards received by a team during the season.
Teams that do not receive a single yellow or red card during the year are presented with a Gold Award. Teams with zero red cards and 1-5 yellows are given the silver, and teams with zero red and 6-10 yellow cards are bronze award winners.
The 2012 campaign for GC soccer featured wins over three nationally-ranked opponents among the school’s 10-8-1 record. The Bobcats picked up double-digit victories for the first time since 2009, while putting Ashley Veilleux (Monroe, Ga.) on the NSCAA All-Southeast Region and All-PBC teams.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.