KANSAS CITY, Kas. – For the 6th straight year, the Bryn Mawr College soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Ethics Award. The 2012 team earned the Silver Award for having no red cards and no more than five yellow cards during the season. On the year, the Owls received only one yellow card.
The Owls were one of 55 teams to earn the Gold Award for completing the 2012 season. No other Centennial Conference or Seven Sister's program was awarded this annual sportsmanship award. Eighty-eight 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 they are shown by referees throughout the season.
A total of 13 teams claimed the Gold Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards or no yellow cards. Bryn Mawr has won the Gold Award the last three years. The Bronze Award went to 20 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellow.