United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award recipients for high school and college soccer programs competing in the fall season. Today’s awards recognize a total of 163 teams across the country for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game.
Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award
High School Boys and Girls
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.
Linganore HS Girls Soccer has received this prestigious award for 3 straight years, earning a Gold award for the Fall 2017 season by only receiving 1 yellow card in a total of 19 games. They are 1 of 23 schools nationally and only 3 in Maryland to receive this honor. This follows their amazing honor at the Platinum level last year (2016) with no cards whatsoever. Congratulations to the Lady Lancers!