Information for College Sports Information Directors
(Updated as of September 3, 2021)
The following information is specifically for college sports information directors. If you have questions not addressed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you do not use “USC” in reference to our association. Please use “United Soccer Coaches”.
Please also make sure to use our logo without the stars on the soccer ball.
You can find our Editorial Style Guide and our most up-to-date logos to use here.
United Soccer Coaches College Services Registration
In order to qualify for United Soccer Coaches rankings, awards, and other services through the association, a college soccer program must be registered through United Soccer Coaches College Services.
New this year, registration in the College Services Program now includes the head coach’s individual membership as well as the opportunity to register assistant coaches at a discounted rate. To see if your institution is a College Services member, visit the Eligible Institutions Page.
If your school is not yet registered, your coach can do so here.
Note: The rate for College Services increases on Oct. 1. If a school is not registered as of Oct. 1, the team and players will become ineligible for rankings and awards until the program registers.
2020-21 United Soccer Coaches College Team Academic Award
Member coaches have been alerted by email notice and e-newsletter that the submission process for the 2020-21 College Team Academic Award is open. United Soccer Coaches will be accepting these submissions until Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
To be eligible for the College Team Academic Award, the nominated program must be a current member of United Soccer Coaches College Services, it must have a composite team grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all team members who appear on the official NCAA, NAIA or junior college roster forms for the 2020-21 season.
Learn more about this award here.
United Soccer Coaches Rankings Schedule
Click here to visit the United Soccer Coaches National Rankings page.
Note: Please refer to these rankings as the “United Soccer Coaches (Regional/National) Rankings for (Insert Governing Body and Division)”
Any errors in W/L record should be reported to Pat Madden at email@example.com.
United Soccer Coaches College Players of the Week
United Soccer Coaches College Player of the Week program is open for all NCAA and Junior College divisions. Any SID can nominate a player using this online form; nominations will close at 10:15 a.m. CST on Tuesdays and reopen on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. CST. The winners will be announced every Wednesday afternoon during the regular season. Late nominations will not be accepted. Sports Information contacts of the selected players will be contacted prior to the announcement.
This award correlates with the United Soccer Coaches rankings schedule, so the first POW announcement for each division will coincide with that division’s first regular season ranking. The final POW announcement for each respective division will coincide with that division’s final regular season ranking.
Player of the Week FAQs
Do we have to submit one nomination for our conference?
United Soccer Coaches leaves that up to the conferences and their schools as to whether or not one nomination is submitted or if all schools can submit. United Soccer Coaches College Player of the Week nominations are open to any SID who wants to submit and all valid entries will be considered.
Our conference doesn’t select our POW until later. Can we submit after the deadline for consideration?
No. Entries are due Tuesdays by 10 a.m. CT.
Do we include any exhibition game stats?
No. This award is only for the regular season.
United Soccer Coaches Individual & Team Awards
Toward the end of the college soccer season, United Soccer Coaches will be making a variety of announcements honoring the hard work put in by student-athletes, coaches and teams. The winners of these awards (such as All-Americans, Scholar All-Americans, Staff/Player of the Year, etc.) will be named starting in May and continuing through June. You can view all of the individual and team awards here.
Note: While considered final, please note that dates are subject to change with little to no notice.
MAC Hermann Trophy Announcements (NCAA Division I only)
United Soccer Coaches administers the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award presented to one men’s and one women’s player in NCAA Division I soccer. United Soccer Coaches’ Division I College Services members serve as the official voting body for the Hermann Trophy.
More information on the MAC Hermann Trophy is available HERE.
United Soccer Coaches 2020 College Soccer Almanac
The United Soccer Coaches College Soccer Almanac contains coaching records; lists of all-time United Soccer Coaches All-America selections by school; and Team Academic Award recipients.
You can download the 2020 edition here.
Questions or edits to the almanac can be directed to Pat Madden firstname.lastname@example.org.