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National group recognizes Lackawanna soccer team for sportsmanship

January 16, 2013

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has notified Dan Berg, Head Coach of the Lackawanna College women's soccer team in Scranton, that his team will be recognized at their 2013 Annual Convention being held at Indianapolis, Ind., as a recipient of the 2012 NSCAA Ethics/Sportsmanship Gold Award.


This award is presented to those soccer programs that have completed their playing season without receiving either a yellow or red card. The Falcons were one of only 12 collegiate teams, and the only NJCAA School, who will be honored with the Ethics/Sportsmanship Gold Award.


This is the second time this season that the Lackawanna soccer program has been honored by the NSCAA. In December, sophomore midfielder Kaylin Umstead was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2012 All-North Regional Team.


The other Gold Award Winners were Edinboro University, Bowdoin College, Cairn University, Delaware Valley College, Grove City College, Houghton College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, SUNY – Geneseo, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Wesley College and Westminister College


To view the complete list of 2012 NSCAA Ethics/Sportsmanship Award Winners, click on link.


The NSCAA is based in Kansas City, Kansas, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world.