KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 7, 2019) — Twelve boys and girls high school teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the United Soccer Coaches High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award for the winter season. The award recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game.

The award is 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).

Three teams were recipients of the Gold Award, which is given to teams with a percentage of cards ranging from 1-10%. A total of seven teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30%, while the Bronze Award, which is presented to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 31-50% went to two teams.

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%

2018-19 United Soccer Coaches Winter High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award Winners

Gold Award

School Coach Program
Cambridge Christian School (Tampa, Fla.) Kevin Hickinbotham Girls
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart (Houston, Texas) Cody Moles Girls
Northwest Rankin High School (Flowood, Miss.) Dean Joseph Girls

Silver Award

School Coach Program
Bradshaw Mountain High School (Prescott Valley, Ariz.) John Sterling Girls
Branham High School (San Jose, Calif.) Ron Smare Girls
Brazoswood High School (Clute, Texas) Bryan Hayman Boys
Cypress Lakes High School (Katy, Texas) Casey Blades Girls
Lovejoy High School (Lucas, Texas) Ian Keeble Girls
McKeel Academy of Technology (Lakeland, Fla.) Jacob Sweeney Girls
St. Francis Catholic High School (Sacramento, Calif.) Maryclare Robinson Girls

Bronze Award

School Coach Program
Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mike Welker Boys
Lake View High School (San Angelo, Texas) Kyle Jones Boys