USC Recognizes Women’s Soccer with Sportsmanship and Ethics Award

The Loras College women’s soccer team earned the program’s fourth-straight United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award on Wednesday in recognition of its exhibition of fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game. The Duhawks were one of 34 teams across all divisions to earn the honor.

The College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award recognizes fair play as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards throughout the season based on the number of cards accumulated divided by the number of games played. Platinum honorees receive no cards during the season while gold recipients have less than ten percent, silver receives between 11-30 percent and bronze tallying 31-50 percent. Five programs were Gold Award winner while ten teams earned Silver honors and 16 teams were Bronze honorees.

In eight games during the shortened COVID-19 spring season, Loras only had three yellow cards. The Duhawks were one of three American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) programs to earn the honor with Central College taking Silver nods and the University of Dubuque earning Bronze status. Loras finished the season with a 7-1 record and will begin the 2021 campaign on Wednesday, Sept. 1 on the road at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).