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:
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
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