Kansas City, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches Team Academic awards were announced last Thursday for the 2018-19 year with Clark University men's soccer finding themselves amongst 345 men's programs in the country to receive the honor.
The United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievement of collegiate soccer teams whose student-athletes finish the academic year with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher, honoring those schools that demonstrate excellence in the classroom over the course of the academic year.
The Cougars, who recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.39 for the 2018-19 year under head coach Matt O'Toole, finished as one of just four men's teams from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) bestowed the academic-based award. Clark University is one of just 258 schools in the nation to have both its men's and women's teams honored with the Team Academic award by the United Soccer Coaches.
The award marks the sixth consecutive year that the Cougars' academic efforts have been recognized by the United Soccer Coaches with all six occasions in the history of the men's program coming with O'Toole at the helm. In 2018, the Cougars finished with a 10-5-2 overall record on the field while placing seven student-athletes on the NEWMAC all-academic team.
Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, MD.) buoyed the academic success last year as the senior captain was recognized on the United Soccer Coaches Men's Scholar All-East Region Second Team.
So far in the 2019 season, the Cougars hold an 8-4 overall record while sitting at 2-1 in NEWMAC action. The Cougars return to the pitch Wednesday when they hit the road to take on Fitchburg State in a non-conference affair at 4:00 pm.
To view the complete list honored with the 2018-19 United Soccer Coaches team academic award visit: https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/awards/college-awards/2018-19-college-team-academic-award-winners