KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the NSCAA Team Academic Award Tuesday afternoon for the 2013-14 academic year, and the Salisbury University men's soccer team was honored as one of the programs.
A total of 861 soccer teams, 279 for men and 582 for women, posted a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to earn this award for the 2013-2014 academic year, as the Salisbury men's soccer team, led by Head Coach Gerry DiBartolo, collected the accolade for the ninth time and the seventh-consecutive year, posting a 3.07 GPA as a team.
The Sea Gulls concluded the 2014 season with a 12-3-5 overall record, making their 12th trip to the NCAA tournament. Crowned regular-season champions of the Capital Athletic Conference for the fourth-consecutive year with a 6-1-2 tally, SU came up just short of taking the conference championship, falling, 2-0, in a semifinal match to the eventual champion, Christopher Newport University. The Gulls finished the season with 38 goals, while only allowing 14 for a 0.66 goals-against average.
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