Panthers honored for third straight year
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – For the third straight year the Plymouth State University women's soccer team was honored by the United Soccer Coaches as the organization announced its annual Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award winners on Friday.
The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to United Soccer Coaches members at four levels. Teams honored at the Platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams were also honored at the Gold (1-10%), Silver (11-30%) and Bronze (31-50%) levels based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players and coaches divided by the team's total number of games played.
Plymouth State was honored at the Silver level for the second consecutive season after earning Bronze status in the fall of 2017. The Panthers were issued three cards across 18 games (16.67%). A total of 93 women's teams across all three NCAA divisions earned some level of recognition, with five claiming Platinum level. Plymouth State was the lone Little East Conference (LEC) school honored at the Silver level, while Castleton and Eastern Connecticut each earned the Bronze award.
Under sixth-year head coach Ryan Joy, PSU went 8-10-0 overall and 4-4-0 in the Little East, recording the most conference wins in 16 years. The fifth-seeded Panthers dropped a narrow, 1-0 decision at fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut in the opening round of the LEC Tournament.
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