Women’s soccer team earns 2013 NSCAA Gold Award
The women's soccer team was one of only 26 teams
in the country to be honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association
of America (NSCAA) with the prestigious NSCAA Ethics/Sportsmanship Gold
Award for 2013. The Gold Award is regarded as one of the most difficult
awards to earn from the NSCAA.
The Muskingum women were the only team from the
Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) to achieve the Gold Award, which
encompasses all National Collegiate Athletic Association divisions, all
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics divisions and all
National Junior College Athletic Association divisions.
Muskingum, under the guidance of Head Coach Mary
Beth Caudill, who also serves as president of the Ohio Collegiate Soccer
Association, has been honored with either the Gold or Silver Award in
12 of the last 15 years.To be recognized with the Gold Award, a team
cannot receive any Red Cards or Yellow Cards during the season.
The 2013 season was a memorable one for the team,
as they set the school record for best start in program history, set
the mark for longest unbeaten streak at home and notched their most wins
Furthermore, Coach Caudill won her 100th career
game at Marietta College on October 15 to become just the ninth women's
soccer coach in OAC history to achieve that milestone.
Muskingum will receive the award at the annual NSCAA Convention on January 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.