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The University of the Incarnate Word women’s soccer team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Silver Team Ethics Award for 2013.
Twenty-five intercollegiate teams received the Gold Team Ethics Award for completing the entire 2013 season without receiving either a yellow or red card, according to the association based in Kansas City, Kan.
In all, 254 teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the College 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.
A total of 157 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards, while the Bronze Award went to 72 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows.
The Cardinals went 10-6-3 in 2013, the final season of Tina Patterson’s 20-year coaching career.