KANSAS CITY – Both the UMBC men's and women's soccer teams earned NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 academic year, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Across the nation and throughout all divisions, a total of 861 soccer teams (279 men, 582 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the distinction. Of that total, 188 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized, including both Pete Caringii's and Leslie Wray's squads.
The men posted a grade-point average of 3.08, while the women recorded a mark of 3.46. The UMBC women's soccer team had 18 of its members make the America East Honor Roll in 2013 for a GPA of 3.0 or high, with nine of those 18 posting a 3.50 or higher to earn a spot on the AEC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
The UMBC women's soccer team had a pair of players named to this season's America East All-Academic Team, in junior back Nikki Boretti (Garmisch, Germany/Archbishop Spalding) and senior midfielder Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage). Boretti was most recently named to the Capital One All-America First Team with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.