Nov. 20, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team was one of 194 teams to earn the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year.
To qualify for the award, teams must post a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the calendar year. Coastal Carolina won the award for the fifth time in school history and is one of just four schools from the Big South to earn the award this year.
The Chanticleers put together another outstanding season on the field in 2010 and finished the year with a 12-8-2 overall record and turned in the most victories since Coastal won 14 games in 2004.
Coastal won the Big South Tournament and earned a bid to the NCAA College Cup for the eighth time in school history and sixth time under head coach Shaun Docking. The Chants nearly reached the second round of the tournament, but fell just short in a 2-1 loss at Duke. Coastal led 1-0 with 15 minutes to play Thursday night tin Durham, N.C., but the Blue Devils scored two unanswered goals over a seven minute span en route to victory.