November 25, 2013

Men's Soccer Recognized For Academic Achievements By NSCAA

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team earned National Collegiate Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Academic recognition for the 2012-13 academic calendar year, which was released on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 by the front office. The Bobcats have demonstrated a tremendous balance between athletics and academics after recently capturing their first MAAC Championship in program history.

In order to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, a program must post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A total of 867 soccer teams (272 men, 595 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year. The Bobcats totaled a 3.12 team grade point average.

Quinnipiac earned its first NCAA Tournament appearance after advancing by way of penalty kicks in the MAAC Championship game. The Bobcats knocked off top-seeded Monmouth, 4-3, and earned a first round clash with nationally-ranked No. 10 UConn.

Quinnipiac, who finished with a 9-5-7 overall record, led the league in shutouts (11), goals against average (0.70) and goals allowed (16) this past season. Six Bobcats - Simon Hinde, Tobi Esche, Sam Nicol, Machel Baker, James Doig and Borja Angoitia - were named All-Conference. Angoitia was tabbed MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year.

The Quinnipiac women's soccer team was honored as well. The honor makes Quinnipiac one of only 189 institutions across all three divisions to have both its men and women teams recognized.

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