Women’s soccer earn NSCAA Team Academic Honors

Women’s soccer earn NSCAA Team Academic Honors

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's soccer team was one of 10 Sunshine State Conference teams to earn National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award honors for the 2015-16 academic year. There were a total of 893 soccer teams (315 men and 578 women) earned the award for the 2015-16 season, as announced by the NSCAA on Oct. 6.  

To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.

The Lions held down a team GPA of 3.31 under head coach Ged O'Connor for the 2015-16 season.

Saint Leo was one of five women's programs to earn the honor led by Florida Southern who finished with a 3.56 GPA, followed by Lynn (3.48), Rollins (3.43) and Florida Tech (3.36). SSC provisional members Embry-Riddle and Palm Beach Atlantic also earned the award as Embry-Riddle owned a 3.85 GPA for last season. PBA came in with a 3.15 for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Lions' next contest is Saturday, Oct. 22 at Florida Southern at 7 p.m. in Lakeland, Fla.

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