Men and Women’s Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

Lucas Rio Torto and Katrina Molfetta were both tabbed Capital One Academic All-District.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Barry University’s soccer programs recently captured championships on the field. The men’s team made a tremendous run in the Sunshine State Conference tournament to reclaim the title in an exciting penalty kick shootout over rival Lynn University. Likewise, the women captured their first SSC regular season championship since 2004, earning the right to host the conference championships and advance to the NCAA Division II tournament for the second consecutive year.

Each of the program’s success is mirrored in the classroom. The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field.

A total of 862 college soccer teams (269 men, 593 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year.

Of that total, 182 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized, among them is Barry University.

This marks the sixth time the men’s soccer program has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award and the seventh time the women’s team has received the honor, including six straight from 2008-2013.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit the NSCAA website at NSCAA.com.

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