COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team earned a United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 10th time in 12 seasons on Friday, and for the ninth time in 10 years. The Purple Knights were one of nine Northeast-10 Conference teams to qualify.
By posting a 3.35 cumulative grade-point average for the 2016-17 school year, Saint Michael's met the minimum 3.0 GPA necessary to qualify for the honor. The Purple and Gold was one of 45 New England teams from across the NCAA's three divisions to be lauded, including one of eight hailing from Division II.
The team's GPA was buoyed by 25 of the 29 Purple Knights who played in 2016 landing on the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in at least one semester during the 2016-17 school year, necessitating their carrying a 3.0 semester GPA.