Women’s Soccer Collects 2018 USC Silver Team Ethics Award

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Southern Vermont College women’s soccer team garnered its fifth-straight United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics Award as the 2018 squad earned the silver accolade with just a total of five cards being issued to the Mountaineers throughout the season.

This year’s laurel is also the program’s fifth consecutive and sixth overall of the silver level. Squads that received platinum status had zero cautions and ejections during the season—seven across all collegiate divisions reeling in that accolade for 2018.

Teams honored at the gold (1-10 percent), silver (11-30 percent), and bronze (31-50 percent) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players and coaches divided by the team’s total number of games played.

“I'm thrilled that the team has earned this award for the fifth-straight season,” said SVC eighth-year head coach Michael Zauzig. “This is one of our goals each season, and I'm glad the team was able to achieve it again. Respect for the game has been a major focal point for our program, and these young women want to play with class. More than anything, I'm glad that we have been able to find continued success on the field while respecting the game, our opponents, and the officials. I appreciate the commitment these young women have made to being representatives to the college and our soccer program.”

Southern Vermont and Becker College were the only institutions from the New England Collegiate Conference to pick up this year’s ethics award; SVC had five yellows and no red cards while the Hawks had four cautions and no ejections.

United Soccer Coaches was founded in 1941 and is the largest community for soccer coaches in the world. It unites coaches of all levels around the love of the game and elevates the game through advocacy, education, and service. To see all 167 of the men’s and women’s collegiate programs honored, visit unitedsoccercoaches.org/web/Awards/Recipients/2018_College_Team_Ethics_and_Sportsmanship_Awards.aspx.