KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Marist men's and women's soccer programs earned recognition from the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America on Sept. 25, picking up College Team Academic Awards for the 2014-15 academic year. A total of 875 soccer teams (310 men, 563 women) were honored. This is the fourth time the men have won the award and the ninth time for the women.
To be eligible for the distinction, a team must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout both semesters. Marist was one of 220 schools to have its men's and women's programs win the award. Both of the Red Fox soccer programs also earned the honor following the 2012-13 academic year.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game. It works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community.
Marist will face off against Canisius on Sept. 30 to continue Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The men return home to face the Golden Griffins in Tenney Stadium, while the women travel to Buffalo for the midweek matchup. Both contests are slated for 4 p.m.