Utah State Soccer Earns Team Ethics/Sportsmanship Award

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with a 2010 NSCAA Team Ethics/Sportsmanship Award. The Aggies earned a Silver Award for having five or less yellow cards and no red cards. Utah State ended the season with four yellow cards. Six intercollegiate teams received the NSCAA’s Gold Team Ethics Award for completing the entire 2010 season without receiving either a yellow or red card. Seventy-three teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the Team Ethics 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 throughout the season. Aggie opponents had 10 yellow cards this season. A total of 49 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards. The Bronze Award went to 18 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows. Utah State was one of only four Division I teams to earn the Silver Award along with Western Athletic Conference foe Louisiana Tech. The Aggies were the only team from the Beehive State to be honored. The Aggies also had a very successful season on the field. Utah State ended with a 9-7-5 record, advancing to the WAC Tournament semifinal match. With a 5-2-1 record, USU was co-WAC regular-season champions with San Jose State. Fans can follow USU soccer at http://twitter.com/USUsoccer and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.

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