Three LI High School Soccer Teams Honored For Sportsmanship

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NSCAA_logo_500_300Three Long Island high schools were among 39 nationwide to be honored for team ethics and sportsmanship by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Receiving a Gold award was the girls soccer team coached by Dick Hogan at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset. Honored in the Silver category was the boys soccer team coached by Vincent Catapano at Regis High School in Hicksville, while the boys soccer team coached by Doug Gannon at Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills received a Bronze award.

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The Gold, Silver and Bronze honors are part of the NSCAA’s High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award for the fall season, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game. The rankings for each team is reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season based on the number of cards accumulated divided by the number of games played, the NSCAA said.

Eleven teams were recipients of the Gold Award, which is given to teams with a percentage of cards ranging from 1-10%. A total of 26 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30%, while the Bronze Award went to two teams, which is presented to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 31-50%.