SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Men’s Soccer program has been named a recipient of the 2019-20 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 2019-20 academic year. Head coach Jason Weides’ team also earned NAIA Scholar-Team status last season after posting a collective GPA of 3.08.
The Bulldog Men’s Soccer program has been rewarded with the Team Academic Award for the seventh-straight year. Additionally, the Bulldogs were represented in 2019-20 by eight NAIA Scholar-Athletes: David Carrasco, JD Dominguez, Ethan Doyle, Caleb Goldsmith, Decker Mattimoe, Carlos Orquiz, Garrett Perry and Joao Pedro Verissimo.
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 2019-20 academic year. A total of 930 soccer teams (350 men, 580 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.