Men's soccer honored with 2018-19 Team Academic Award

By Concordia University, Nebraska on Oct. 4, 2019 in Men's Soccer

United Soccer Coaches Release

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s soccer program has been named a recipient of the 2018-19 United Soccer Coaches College Women’s Team Academic Award, as announced on Oct. 3. The honor was earned based upon performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. Head coach Jason Weides’ team also earned NAIA Scholar-Team status last season after posting a collective GPA of 3.23.

Additionally, the program was represented in 2018-19 by four NAIA Scholar-Athletes: David Carrasco, JD Dominguez, Derek Eitzmann and Mickey Waldron.

United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) announced the Team Academic Award Winners at the high school and college levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 992 soccer teams (345 men, 647 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award. Of that total, 259 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized (Concordia included).

United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school and college soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full school year. College Team Academic Award recipients are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program with a composite grade point of average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster.