Women's Soccer Recognized For Academic Excellence

Albany, N.Y. - The University at Albany women's soccer team's 3.14 GPA earned a 2011-12 National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award. Over 507 women's soccer squads were honored with this award, having amassed a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2011-12 academic year.

The Team Academic Award is unique in that every team has the potential for receiving the award that carries with it the following benefits:

• Demonstrates a team's goal-centered focus on their academic priority.
• Recognizes and rewards all team members for commendable academic performance.
• Adds an attractive feature to team members' college resumes that reflects commitment, responsibility, and discipline.
• Teams and team members receive recognition for academic performance through national, campus, conference, and community communication networks.
• Enhances the credibility, credentials, and reputation of a coaching staff and program that can be used in promotion and recruiting.

UAlbany finished their season with a 6-10-3 overall record and their second consecutive trip to the America East postseason. The Great Danes were led by senior forward Shayla Bergeron, who had her best season of her four-year career. Bergeron accrued 29 points, 11 goals and seven assists, and tallied the first two hat tricks in program history.