St. Joseph boys’ soccer team gets NSCAA award

Published 12:36 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

Staff Report


St. Joseph Central Boys’ Soccer Team Named 2014-15 NSCAA High School Team Academic Award Recipient

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Ironton, Ohio (October 14, 2015) – The St. Joseph Central Boys’ Soccer Team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award.

The NSCAA annually recognizes high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their performance on the field.

The Flyers soccer team was one of 398 teams (150 boys, 248 girls) nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-15 academic year. Among these programs are 51 schools receiving honors for both their boys’ and girls’ teams.

St. Joseph team members were:

Jacob Clark, Wulf Goheen, Zach Kelly, Chris Lewis, Cole Willis, Trey Young, Seth Kelley, Alexander Ward, Peyton Adkins, Dylan Arrington, Blake Balestra, Joey Bush, Trey Clark, Daniel Hodges, Zach McGraw, Tre Neal, Brad Rist, Isaac Walker, Nicholas Ward, Bryson Canter, Daniel Davidson, Chase Walters and Clay Willis.

You can find the full list of 2014-15 NSCAA Team Academic Award recipients at

To qualify for this award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) administers an extensive high school awards and recognition program which includes Coach of the Year, All-America, long-term service, and special recognition awards designed to recognize excellence in soccer, academics, and service to the game.

In all, nearly 11,000 awards are presented by the NSCAA each year for high school, college and youth soccer programs.

These awards and recognition are available only to NSCAA member coaches and their players.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.