The Hiram College women's soccer team has been honored with a 2018 Team Ethics and Sportsmanship award, announced the United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday afternoon.
The award for the Terriers marks the fourth-consecutive laurel that the team has earned from the USC, all of which have come under head coach Mike Cracas.
"I am very proud of our women for this achievement," remarked Cracas. "It is once again proof that we are building a culture of playing soccer the right way, while still focusing on competing at a high level."
The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to member schools at four different levels. Teams honored at the platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams honored at the gold (1-10%), silver (11-30%) and bronze (31-50%) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players/coaches divided by the team's total number of games played.
Hiram was honored with a silver-level award for the third time in four seasons, earning bronze level during the other.
In all, 104 teams from all over the collegiate landscape (Division I, II, III and NAIA) were award the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship honor. Between both men's and women's programs from the North Coast Athletic Conference, only the Terrier women were lauded with the award.
For a complete list of the USC Team Ethics and Sportsmanship honorees, click here.