NCHSAA Soccer Programs Earn National Recognition

A total of 363 high school teams (138 boys, 225 girls) throughout the United States have earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCA)Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2011-12 academic year. That includes a number of soccer programs in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

To qualify for the award, the high school 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, including weighted grades.

The programs are listed below, along with the head coach and the grade point average fore the team:

GIRLS

Cary High School, Laura Kerrigan, 3.96, Cary

Durham School of the Arts, Amy Green, 3.87, Durham

Freedom High School, David Fletcher, 3.59, Morganton

Hickory High School, Brian Jillings, 3.98, Hickory

Northern Vance High School, Razvan Tegean, 4.02, Henderson

St. Stephens High School, Chuck Davis, 3.91, Hickory

Swansboro High School, Doug Kidd, 3.46, Swansboro

Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, Deran Coe, 3.59, Wake Forest

BOYS

Durham School of the Arts, Amy Green, 3.57, Durham

Hickory High School, Brian Jillings, 3.95, Hickory

Newton-Conover High School, Angelo Palozzi, 3.70, Newton

Northern Vance High School, Razvan Tegean, 3.99, Henderson

Swansboro High School, Doug Kidd, 4.02, Swansboro