Men’s and Women’s Soccer Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards

The men's and women's soccer programs were honored with the 2017-18 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award on Thursday.
The men's and women's soccer programs were honored with the 2017-18 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award on Thursday.

The University of Scranton men's and women's soccer teams have earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 academic year, according to a release from the organization on Thursday.

The Team Academic Award recognizes teams with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 for the entire academic year.

Scranton was one of 191 institutions to have both men's and women's programs earn the Team Academic Award.  A total of 773 college teams (289 men, 484 women) from all three NCAA divisions across the country were honored on Thursday.

Head coach Colleen Pivirotto's women's soccer team compiled a 3.55 GPA in the 2017-18 academic year to garner the Team Academic Award.  The Royals have now earned the Team Academic Award a remarkable 20 years in a row.

Head coach Matt Pivirotto's men's squad posted a 3.18 GPA last year to earn the team's fifth straight Team Academic Award and ninth overall.

The United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award was established in 1996 under the organizations previous name of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

To view a complete list of the 2017-18 Team Academic Award honorees, click here.

--ROYALS--