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DePaul Earns NSCAA Award for Sixth Year in a Row
Women's soccer earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the sixth consecutive year.


Women's soccer earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the sixth consecutive year.

Nov. 21, 2013

CHICAGO - The accolades keep pouring in for the DePaul women's soccer team.

After advancing to the BIG EAST Championship title game for the first time in program history and earning a berth in the NCAA tournament for the second time in school history, the Blue Demons received the 2012-13 NSCAA Team Academic Award on Thursday.

Each year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognizes women's collegiate soccer programs nationwide with a 3.0 team grade-point average or higher.

Out of the 593 colleges honored, DePaul's team GPA of 3.53 finished in a tie for No. 33. Felician College in Lodi, N.J. was No. 1 with a 3.78 mark.

This was the sixth consecutive year the Blue Demons have earned an NSCAA Team Academic Award. The only BIG EAST school with a higher team GPA was St. John's at 3.56.

A 1-0 loss at Indiana last Saturday in the NCAA tournament opener completed a milestone season for DePaul.

Coach Erin Chastain's team had the best start in school history, best overall winning percentage and best winning percentage in the BIG EAST.

Other milestones included a program-best, eight-game unbeaten streak at Wish Field, the highest BIG EAST regular-season finish (third place) and the second most wins in a season (13) behind only the 2003 NCAA tournament team that won 14 matches.

Goalkeeper Alejandria Godinez set a school season record for lowest goals-against average at 0.69 and tied the school record for shutouts with nine.