NMU soccer: Wildcats receive sportsmanship award from NSCAA

MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University soccer team earned a Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Silver Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, which announced the award on Friday.

It is given to teams that do not receive any red cards during the course of the regular season and playoffs. To earn a Silver Award, squads cannot receive more than five yellow cards in a season.

The NSCAA also grants a Gold Award for teams that receive no yellow cards during the season and a Bronze Award for teams that receive six to 10 yellow cards.

The Wildcats wrapped up the 2013 campaign in sixth place among 13 teams in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, compiling a 5-10-3 overall and 5-4-3 league record under 10th-year head coach Matt Granstrand.