BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University men’s soccer program was recognized recently by United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) as one of 296 teams across all three Divisions to earn the Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 academic year.
Bridgewater State was the only men’s soccer team in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) to earn such recognition.
In order to garner the Team Academic Award, a squad must post a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the academic year. Under head coach Brendan Adams, the Bears posted a 3.02 GPA as a unit last year. 2016-2017 marks the third straight year under Coach Adams that Bridgewater State has collected the award from the national coaches’ organization.
Individually, Bridgewater State saw ten team members earn MASCAC Fall All-Academic honors in 2016, including current players Zachary Ells (Douglas, Mass.), Mike Messina (Randolph, Mass.), Nate Morgado (Dartmouth, Mass.) and Kane Moran (Perth Australia).