KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 20, 2021) — Forty-nine high school teams and 18 college programs were named as recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award for the 2020-21 academic year.

Three collegiate women’s teams: Bridgewater College (Va.), Grove City College (Pa.) and Loras College (Iowa), and nine high school programs: Abraham Lincoln High School (Girls), Council Bluffs, Iowa; Belleville/New Glarus Co-Op (Girls), Belleville, Wis.; Bishop Watterson High School (Girls), Columbus, Ohio; Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central High School (Girls), Lincoln, Neb.; Masconomet Regional High School (Boys), Boxford, Mass.; Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville, Ind.; Ursuline Academy of Dallas (Girls), Dallas, Texas; Waullenpaupack Area High School (Girls), Hawley, Pa.; and Waterville Senior High School (Girls), Waterville, Maine are earning the award for the second consecutive year.

Two programs: Cambridge Christian School, Tampa, Fla. and Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tenn., are earning the award for the third straight year.

In its third year, the Team Pinnacle Award honors teams that have achieved a high level of fair play, educational excellence, and success on the pitch.

To be considered for the award, teams must have received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the High School or College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award; achieved recognition in the classroom as a recipient of the High School or College Team Academic Award; and recorded a winning percentage of .750 or higher during the respective season.

A complete list of award recipients is below:

2020-21 College Team Pinnacle Award Winners

School City, State Program
Bridgewater College* Bridgewater, Va. Women
Castleton University Castleton, Vt. Women
University of Denver Denver, Colo. Men
East Texas Baptist University Marshall, Texas Women
Frostburg State University Frostburg, Md. Women
Furman University Greenville, S.C. Women
Grove City College* Grove City, Pa. Women
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, Texas Women
High Point University High Point, N.C. Men
Loras College* Dubuque, Iowa Women
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Ill. Women
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Women
New England College Henniker, N.H. Women
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, Ind. Women
South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. Women
Towson University Towson, Md. Women
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tenn. Women
University of Washington Seattle, Wash. Women


2020-21 High School Team Pinnacle Award Winners

School City, State Program
A.C. Flora High School Columbia, S.C. Girls
Abraham Lincoln High School* Council Bluffs, Iowa Girls
Alexander High School Albany, Ohio Boys
Algonquin Regional High School Northborough, Mass Girls
Archbishop Mitty High School San Jose, Calif. Girls
Archbishop Mitty High School San Jose, Calif. Girls
Bath High School Lima, Ohio Girls
Belleville/New Glarus Co-op* Belleville, Wis. Girls
Benet Academy* Lisle, Ill. Girls
Bishop Dwenger High School Fort Wayne, Ind. Girls
Bishop Watterson High School* Columbus, Ohio Girls
Bow High School Bow, N.H. Girls
Cambridge Christian School** Tampa, Fla. Girls
Camille Casteel High School Queen Creek, Ariz. Girls
The Canterbury School Fort Myers, Fla. Boys
Captain Shreve High School Shreveport, La. Girls
Christ Presbyterian Academy** Nashville, Tenn. Girls
Deep Run High School Glen Allen, Va. Girls
Des Moines Christian Urbandale, Iowa Girls
East Bladen High School Elizabethtown, N.C. Boys
East Bladen High School Elizabethtown, N.C. Girls
Fayetteville High School Fayetteville, Ark. Girls
Gretna High School Gretna, Neb. Girls
Hanover High School Hanover, N.H. Boys
Hopewell Valley Central High School Pennington, N.J. Girls
Islip High School Islip, N.Y. Girls
Islip High School Islip, N.Y. Girls
Joshua High School Joshua, Texas Boys
Lakeland Junior/Senior High School Scott Township, Pa. Girls
Land O’ Lakes High School Land O’ Lakes, Fla. Girls
Lee’s Summit West High School Lee’s Summit, Mo. Girls
Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central High School* Lincoln, Neb. Girls
Masconomet Regional High School* Boxford, Mass. Boys
Masconomet Regional High School Boxford, Mass. Girls
Mill Creek High School Hoschton, Ga. Girls
Mt. Vernon High School* Fortville, Ind. Girls
New Trier Township High School Winnetka, Ill. Boys
Pinckney High School Pinckney, Mich. Girls
Red Hook Central High School Red Hook, N.Y. Girls
Rockhurst High School Kansas City, Mo. Boys
Rocky Mountain High School Meridian, Idaho Girls
Satellite High School Satellite Beach, Fla. Girls
Southern Boone High School Ashland, Mo. Boys
Steinbrenner High School Lutz, Fla. Girls
Tuscaloosa Academy Tuscaloosa, Ala. Boys
Tuscaloosa Academy Tuscaloosa, Ala. Girls
Ursuline Academy of Dallas* Dallas, Texas Girls
Wallenpaupack Area High School* Hawley, Pa. Girls
Waterville Senior High School* Waterville, Maine Girls

*-indicates previous selection