Kansas City, Kan. - October 20, 2016 - The Springfield College men's soccer program was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its dedication to academics as well as athletics, as the Pride was selected as a recipient for the 2016 NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Springfield College, which has continuously improved its cumulative grade-point over the last five years, posted a team GPA of 3.38 last spring, which proved to be the best in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
A total of 914 soccer teams (324 men, 590 women) from throughout the United States have earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. Among these programs are 236 schools, including Springfield College, which received honors for both their men and women's teams.
To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
The Springfield College men's soccer program is currently 13-1-1 and will travel to Cambridge, Mass. this upcoming weekend for a 1 p.m. match with MIT.