Jan. 15, 2013
2012 NSCAA Team Ethics Award Winners Announced (NSCAA.com)
BOSTON - For the second consecutive season, the Boston University women’s soccer team was presented with the Gold Certificate by the National Soccer College Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for receiving zero disciplinary cards during the 2012 season.
The Terriers played 19 games without receiving any disciplinary cards, red or yellow, for the second straight season en route to becoming the lone Division I women’s program to receive the award, and one of just 17 men’s and women’s programs nationwide to play the entire season without a card.
“This is the second year in a row that we have received the Ethics Gold Certificate, not receiving one yellow or red card during the fall season, and I could not be prouder of the discipline and restraint that our players demonstrate in the heat of competition,” said 18th-year head coach Nancy Feldman. “ We all do our very best to represent Boston University and ourselves by both being successful and striving to win championships while being attentive to how we want to compete with integrity and sportsmanship.”
BU has played 42 consecutive games over the span of two seasons without receiving a disciplinary card. The last time the Terriers received a card was in the first round of the NCAA tournament in their contest against Boston College, on Nov. 12, 2010.
The Terriers claimed their sixth straight, and 10th overall, America East regular season title in 2012 after posting a perfect 8-0-0 mark for the fifth time in program history. Overall, BU concluded the season with a 12-6-1 record and extended its winning streak against America East opponents to 32 consecutive games.
Banned from the America East tournament due to the school’s move to the Patriot League in 2013, the Terriers were unable to compete for their sixth consecutive America East championship crown and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.