KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 2, 2021) – Thirty-five high school boys and girls teams received the United Soccer Coaches Platinum Team Ethics Award for completing the entire 2020-21 fall, winter or spring seasons without receiving either a yellow or red card.

In all, 146 boys and girls teams received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season based on the number of cards accumulated divided by the number of games played (i.e., 5 cards divided by 20 games played is 0.25 or 25%, which qualifies for a Silver Award).

Thirty-eight teams were recipients of the Gold Award, which is given to teams with a percentage of cards ranging from 1-10%.

A total of 52 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30%, while the Bronze Award went to 21 teams, which is presented to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 31-50%.

A complete list of recipients and level explanation follows:

Platinum: No cards accumulated during the season

Gold: Percentage of cards accumulated during the season ranging from 1-10%

Silver: Percentage of cards accumulated during the season ranging from 11-30%

Bronze: Percentage of cards accumulated during the season ranging from 31-50%


2020-21 United Soccer Coaches High School

Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award Winners

Platinum Award                

School Coach Program
Algonquin Regional High School John Clifford Girls
Austin High School Tony Stidham Girls
Barron-Cumberland High School Sarah Stauner Girls
Bishop Watterson High School Scott Dempsey Girls
Bow High School Jay Vogt Girls
Christian Life School Alan Krass Girls
Concordia Junior/Senior High School Oscar Gonzalez Girls
Conestoga Valley High School Keith Nagley Girls
Cory-Rawson High School Mark Schwemer Girls
Des Moines Christian High School Dan Webster Girls
Fayetteville-Manlius High School Brent Ostrander Girls
Hanover High School Robert Grabill Boys
Hanover High School Douglas Kennedy Girls
Heritage Junior/Senior High School Dean Trainer Girls
Hermon High School MJ Ball Girls
Hopewell Valley Central High School John McGinley Girls
La Marque High School Jonathan Hersh Boys
Mansfield High School Kevin Smith Girls
Marian High School Ken Nuber Girls
Masconomet Regional High School Alison Lecesse Girls
Methacton High School Bret Smith Girls
Norwalk High School Michelle Sandor Girls
Pinckney High School Thomas Greeley Girls
Principia Upper School Lee Ellis Girls
Red Hook Central High School Jason Pavlich Girls
Sacred Heart Academy Robert Silvestri Girls
Snyder High School Jessica Lima Girls
Thales Academy Apex McGeath Freeman Girls
Trinity School at River Ridge John Seipp Girls
Wallenpaupack Area High School Alicia Sodano Girls
Waterville Senior High School Mark Serdjenian Girls
Wayland High School David Gavron Boys
Whippany Park High School Marc Dovico Girls
Wilson Memorial High School Kyle Congleton Girls
Winchester High School Rick Emanuel Girls

Gold Award            

School Coach Program
Anchor Bay High School Kevin Grammens Girls
Archbishop Mitty High School John Hanley Girls
Bath High School Brooke Herr Girls
Belleville/New Glarus High School John Ziperski Girls
Buford High School Megan Hill Girls
Christian Fellowship School Art Hartle Boys
Christiansburg High School Scott Duff Girls
Cleveland Central High School Matthew DeFillips Girls
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Raymond Pavlik Boys
East Bladen High School Jay Raynor Girls
Eastern Regional High School Jamie McGroarty Girls
Eastwood High School Megan Rutherford Girls
Fayetteville High School Joe Thoma Girls
Greenville High School Chris Swift Girls
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Bill Dailey Girls
Henderson County High School Ben Dempsey Girls
Hudson High School Sue Rink Boys
Hunterdon Central Regional High School Jeannine Calhoun Girls
Lakeland Junior/Senior High School Paul Sotak Girls
Ledyard High School William Glenney Boys
Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central High School David Gosselin Girls
Madison Consolidated High School Janet Hertz Girls
McKeel Academy of Technology Jacob Sweeney Girls
Palatka High School Chad Shryock Girls
Park High School Stacy Paleen Girls
Satellite High School Ryan Weldon Girls
Southern Boone High School Wade Vandelicht Boys
Southington High School Michael Linehan Girls
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Scott Suleski Boys
Steinbrenner High School Shannon Aitken Girls
Toledo Christian Schools John Orozco Boys
Trinity Christian School Lance Duncan Girls
Tuscaloosa Academy Jeremy Hampton Girls
Union Academy Vic Johnson Girls
Ursuline Academy of Dallas Darrin Hedges Girls
Valley View High School Danny Berg Boys
Walkersville High School Paul Bryan Girls
Washington Township High School Katie Sachs Girls

Silver Award                      

School Coach Program
A.C. Flora High School Dale Bacino Girls
Abraham Lincoln High School Robbie Miller Girls
Absegami High School Sean Matteo Boys
Anthony Wayne High School Lori Williams Girls
Battle Ground Academy Jan Morrissey Girls
Bentonville West High School Alex Castillo Girls
Bentworth High School Tyler Hamstra Girls
Bishop Dwenger High School James McCaig Girls
Bishop Feehan High School Phillip Silva Girls
Cambridge Christian School Kevin Hickinbotham Girls
Cambridge Christian School Kevin Hickinbotham Boys
Captain Shreve High School Erik Lane Girls
Carmel High School Frank Dixon Girls
Christ Presbyterian Academy Thomas Gerlach Girls
Columbus North High School David Young Girls
Deep Run High School Steven Chapman Girls
East Bladen High School Jay Raynor Boys
Franklin Community Anthony Harris Boys
Gilbert High School Tim Green Boys
Gulf High School Michael Morrow Girls
Hamilton Southeastern High School Greg Davidson Girls
Hillcrest Academy Marcus Miller Boys
Joshua High School Thad Goodling Boys
Land O’ Lakes High School Vicky King Girls
Lee’s Summit West High School Bobby Conard Girls
Lewisburg High School Ben Kettlewell Boys
Lewiston High School Dan Gish Boys
Lone Jack High School Bryan Davenport Girls
Marion School District Chris Paslay Girls
Masconomet Regional High School Jared Scarpaci Boys
McLean County High School Ricky Humphrey Girls
Metuchen High School Ed Albanese Boys
Mill Creek High School Vince Hayes Girls
Mission College Preparatory Jacob Morrison Girls
Mt. Vernon High School Steve Williams Girls
Randall High School Whitney Bernard Girls
Rockhurst High School Matt Darby Boys
Rocky Mountain High School Donal Kaehler Girls
Saint Thomas Aquinas Charles Ewing Boys
South Kent School Owen Finberg Boys
Spring Valley High School Jamie Brindel Girls
Springfield High School Adam Sloan Boys
Streetsboro High School Ryan Willard Girls
The Canterbury School Kevin Schoensee Boys
The Salisbury School Casey Bellamy Boys
The Salisbury School Casey Bellamy Girls
Triton Regional High School David Mitchell Boys
Union Academy Vic Johnson Boys
Valhalla High School Sandro Prosperino Boys
Whitewater High School Sean Estep Girls
Wichita East High School Roland Koepp Boys
Zionsville Community High School Ramon Aguillon Girls

Bronze Award                   

School Coach Program
Alexander High School Kirk Crow Boys
Archbishop Moeller High School Mike Welker Boys
Benet Academy Gerard Oconer Girls
Camille Casteel High School Jason Hammonds Girls
Christian Life School Alan Krass Boys
Christian Life School Alan Krass Boys
Henderson County High School Benson Pryor Boys
Islip High School Mike Reilly Girls
Louisburg High School Kyle Conley Boys
Loveland High School Todd Kelly Girls
Maricopa High School Cortney Kellenaers Girls
Milton High School Ryan Wagner Girls
Noblesville High School Ken Dollaske Boys
Norwalk High School Dustin Kralik Boys
Oliver Ames High School John Barata Boys
Sacred Heart Academy Christian Lauria Girls
Spring-Ford Area High School Tim Raub Girls
St. Dominic High School Greg Koeller Boys
St. Thomas Aquinas High School John Walsh Boys
Tuscaloosa Academy Jeremy Hampton Boys
Worthington Kilbourne High School Jonathan Sprunger Boys