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Dec. 21, 2005


Women’s Soccer Team Recognized for Academic Performance


The Catholic University of America women’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America this week for the team’s outstanding academic performance. This is the second consecutive year the women have been recognized for their grade point average, which came in at 3.31 for the 2004-05 school year.


“The student-athletes on our women’s soccer team embody everything that we strive to achieve at Catholic University,” said Athletic Director Michael Allen. “They not only achieved the first undefeated regular season and conference championship in school history, but they also clearly have their priorities in order as demonstrated by this recognition for their academic achievement.   These accomplishments are a great source of pride for everyone at the university.”


The women’s team is one of 314 intercollegiate soccer programs (65 men and 249 women) that posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thus earning the NSCAA team Academic Award for the 2004-05 school year.


Under the leadership of Head Coach Jon-Paul Sousa, the women’s soccer team experienced the most successful season in the program’s history in 2005, placing seven players on the Capital Athletic Conference all-star team, winning the team’s first CAC Championship and earning an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time.  The Cardinals finished the 2005 season 18-1-2 overall and an undefeated 6-0-1 in the CAC.




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