SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Men’s Soccer program has been named a recipient of the 2020-21 United Soccer Coaches College Men’s Team Academic Award, as announced on Sept. 24. The honor was earned based upon performance in the classroom during the 2020-21 academic year. Head coach Jason Weides’ team also earned NAIA Scholar-Team status last season.
The Bulldog Men’s Soccer program has been rewarded with the Team Academic Award for the eighth-straight year. Additionally, the Bulldogs were represented in 2020-21 by 11 NAIA Scholar-Athletes: Yessine Bessaïes, Renzo Bozzo, Ethan Doyle, Caleb Goldsmith, Decker Mattmoe, Victor Meneses, David Moreno, Carlos Orquiz, Garrett Perry, Isaiah Shaddick and João Pedro Veríssimo.
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 2020-21 academic year. A total of 602 soccer teams (220 men, 382 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award.
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.