Women's Soccer Does It Again: A Job Well Done in the Classroom

Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

The Sailfish women's soccer team continues to demonstrate superior performance in the classroom by collecting their third straight NSCAA Adidas Team Academic Award. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.The Sailfish women's soccer team continues to demonstrate superior performance in the classroom by collecting their third straight NSCAA Adidas Team Academic Award. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- For the third consecutive season the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team has been honored for their work in the classroom by earning the prestigious Adidas Team Academic Award handed out by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The overall team grade-point average must be at least a 3.0.

The honor reflects the good work done by the Sailfish women’s soccer team over the 2009-2010 academic year with the team easily making the 3.0 gpa plateau with a solid 3.28 overall mark.

Having just finished his third season in command of the PBA women’s soccer program, head coach James Kryger has now helped lead his team to three consecutive NSCAA/Adidas Team Academic Awards while also leading the team to a second place finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournament that was played the first week in December.

The Fish tallied a 2-1 mark at the tournament with victories over higher-seeded teams from Roberts Wesleyan College and Trinity Christian College, while their only defeat came at the hands of national champion, Spring Arbor University in a heartbreaking loss decided by penalty kicks at the championship final. The Sailfish continued to set new records this season for the NCCAA South Region by being the first south regional team to notch a victory in the first and second rounds of the tournament, as well as being the first ever representative of their region to compete in the championship match. The Blue and White closed out their campaign with a 14-5-2 record.

PBA clinched their spot at the NCCAA National Tournament by winning their second consecutive NCCAA South Region title.

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