KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2020) — Twenty-three high school teams and nine college programs were named as recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award for the 2019-20 academic year.

Three collegiate women’s teams: Eastern Connecticut State University, SUNY Geneseo, and Webster University, and five high school girls’ programs: Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tenn.; Maryvale Preparatory School, Lutherville, Md.; Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville, Ind.; Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and South River High School, Edgewater, Md. are earning the award for the second consecutive year.

In its second 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:

2019-20 College Team Pinnacle Award Winners
School City, State Program
Adrian College Adrian, Mich. Women
Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, Pa. Women
Christopher Newport University Newport News, Va. Women
*Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, Conn. Men
Minnesota State University Mankato Mankato, Minn. Women
Motlow State Community College Tullahoma, Tenn. Women
The College of Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Women
*SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. Women
*Webster University St. Louis, Mo. Women

 

2019-20 High School Team Pinnacle Award Winners
School City, State Program
Cheverus High School Portland, Maine Girls
*Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville, Tenn. Girls
Christian Heritage School Trumbull, Conn. Girls
Columbus North High School Columbus, Ind. Girls
Fayetteville-Manlius High School Manlius, N.Y. Girls
Gonzaga Preparatory School Spokane, Wash. Girls
Grand River Academy Austinburg, Ohio Boys
Hamilton Southeastern High School Fishers, Ind. Girls
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Jackson, Wis. Boys
Kingwood High School Kingwood, Texas Girls
Louisburg High School Louisburg, Kan. Boys
*Maryvale Preparatory School Lutherville, Md. Girls
*Mt. Vernon High School Fortville, Ind. Girls
*Poly Prep Country Day School Brooklyn, N.Y. Girls
*South River High School Edgewater, Md. Girls
Starr’s Mill High School Fayetteville, Ga. Boys
Tuscaloosa Academy Tuscaloosa, Ala. Boys
Union Academy Charter School Monroe, N.C. Girls
Ursuline Academy of Dallas Dallas, Texas Girls
Waterville Senior High School Waterville, Maine Girls
West Jones High School Ellisville, Miss. Girls
Worcester Preparatory School Berlin, Md. Girls
Zionsville Community High School Zionsville, Ind. Boys

*-indicates previous selection