Women's soccer receives NSCAA Team Ethics Award

Jan. 8, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's soccer team has another trophy to add to the mantle as they were awarded the Team Ethics Award given by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Jan. 5.

The NSCAA Team Ethics Award recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.

The Dolphins recorded only nine cautions this season to receive the bronze honor. They also were awarded the Team Academic Award by the NSCAA after posting a 3.19 grade point average during the 2005-06 school semester.

"I am very pleased that the NSCAA chose to recognize our program for the ethics and fair play that we exhibited throughout the year," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "In 2006, our program earned this honor for the way we played the game, NSCAA Team Academic Award for the way we performed in the classroom and the Atlantic Sun Conference crown for the way we performed on the field.

"I think it goes without saying this year the JU women's soccer program truly embodies the spirit of the term student-athlete."

In 2006, the Dolphins posted their first double-digit win total since the 2002 season en route to winning the A-Sun Championship and earning an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.