Women's Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

Women's Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

(CARLISLE, Pa.) - A total of 924 soccer teams (349 men, 575 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 academic year.

Of that total, 196 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized. Dickinson College was one of those with both programs earning Team Academic Honors.

The women's program proved strong academically in the Centennial Conference, with 13 players being named to the CC Academic Honor Roll with individual grade-point-averages above 3.40.

The Red Devil women team finished 14th in both national polls, marking the highest final season ranking in program history. Dickinson advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NCAA National Championship for the third time in program history.

The Red Devils captured the regular season title in the Centennial Conference, going undefeated with an 8-0-2 mark and tied the school record for wins, finishing 16-3-4 overall. The Red Devils were ranked as high as 11th during season, allowing just over 0.5 goals per game while posting 12 shutouts on the year.

Head Coach Ted Zingman was voted the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year while first-year Meg Tate (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) was the Rookie of the Year and First-team All-Conference. Dickinson had seven earn All-Conference, including four First-team selections and had four players named U.S. Soccer Coaches Association All-Region. Tate led the CC in goals and points with 20 and 44, respectively.

The Red Devils allowed just three goals in conference play during the regular season while sophomore Carli Boyer (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) set school records with 12 solo shutouts and a 0.52 goals-against-average. Boyer led the CC in goals-against-average and save percentage and ranked second in saves in 2019. Senior Addy Zandi (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson) was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar-All-Region Team for the second straight season. Zandi tied for second in the CC with eight assists, ranking in the top-10 in points with 20 on the year.

Joined by assistants Molly Lewis and Jarryd Erb, the Red Devils were honored as the Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches Association.

Complete list of 2019-20 U.S. Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards