Kansas City, Kan. - October 5, 2018 - The Springfield College men's soccer program was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches for its dedication to academics as well as athletics, as the Pride was selected as a recipient for the 2017-18 United Soccer Coaches College Team Academic Award. Springfield College, which has continuously improved its cumulative grade-point over the last five years, posted a team GPA of 3.44 last spring, and has now earned the Team Academic Award for the last five seasons.
A total of 773 soccer teams (289 men, 484 women) earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Among these programs are 191 schools, including Springfield College, which received honors for both their men and women's teams. Springfield College's grade-point average of 3.44 was No. 16 among all Division III institutions that earned the academic recognition, and was the third-best in the New England region. Among teams that compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) the Pride was second, only behind MIT.
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 Springfield College men's soccer program is currently 8-3-0 overall and will host MIT on Brock-Affleck Field on Saturday, October 6th at 12 p.m. before traveling to Emerson on Tuesday, October 13th at 7 p.m.