Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Team Accolades

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team was among 893 college soccer teams (315 men, 578 women) to earn National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Awards for the 2015-16 academic year, as announced by the NSCAA earlier this month.

The Greyhounds received their 12th-straight year academic honor, combining for a 3.39 grade-point average. Loyola was among six other Patriot League teams to receive honors including American, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Lafayette, and Lehigh.

To qualify for the NSCAA Team Academic Award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players.

Led by head coach Naomi Meiburger, Loyola stands at 5-3-4 overall this season and 1-1-3 in Patriot League play. The Greyhounds’ most recent game against Lehigh University went into double overtime and ended in a scoreless draw.

Loyola will be back in action this weekend as it travels to Army West Point for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Saturday.