Jan. 14, 2014
USAF ACADEMY, Colo.- Air Force women’s soccer earned a 2013 NSCAA Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Falcons were the lone Mountain West team to earn a Silver award.
A total of 159 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards, while the Bronze Award went to 72 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows. 26 teams earned Gold awards for completing the entire 2013 season without receiving either a yellow or red card.
In all, 256 teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.
Air Force was one of three MW schools to earn an Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, joining San Diego State and UNLV, which earned Bronze Awards.