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The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its sportsmanship and ethical play during the 2010 season, coach Cally Morrill said Friday.
Two former West Brunswick High School soccer players are on the team: junior Mary Dorn and sophomore Monica Young.
The NSCAA Team Ethics Award serves to recognize programs that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and follow the laws of the game. These teams are chosen according to the number of cautions and red cards they receive throughout the season. Lees-McRae was shown three yellow cards this season.
The Bobcats are one of three programs from the Southeast Region to earn this award, receiving the silver version of the honor, which is presented to teams that collect a maximum of five cautions and no red cards over the course of the season.
“I’m very proud of this team and the award it has received,” Morrill said. “This is a very difficult award to receive, and it shows that you can be successful on the field and do it in a way where you can display great sportsmanship. The girls continue to be successful in the classroom, on the field, and in their daily routine of life.”
Lees-McRae recently capped one of the best seasons in program history, advancing to the semifinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament and recording the program’s highest win total since the 2002 season.