RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College women's soccer was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) with the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, the exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior, and adherence to the rules of the game during the 2017 season.
The Quakers were one of 103 collegiate women's soccer programs across all three NCAA divisions, NAIA, and junior colleges to be recognized with the award.
"This is a well deserved honor," said Chad Hardin, Earlham head women's soccer coach. "An award like this tells a lot about the high character, discipline and the quality of the people that we have in our program. We can go out there and compete hard against our competition and still display good sportsmanship each and every game. I am so proud of the team for winning this award."
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Anderson University were the only other Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer programs to be recognized by the coaches association.
The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to United Soccer Coaches members at four levels. Teams honored at the Platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams honored at the Gold (1-10%), Silver (11-30%) and Bronze (31-50%) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players/coaches divided by the team's total number of games played.
Earlham women's soccer was a Silver level honoree in the program.
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