BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater College women's soccer team is just one of 20 programs from across the country in all divisions to be included in the inaugural class for the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Pinnacle Award. There are nearly 1,400 women's soccer teams participating in Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior colleges.
The Eagles received the Pinnacle Award in recognition of the team's outstanding performance during the 2018 season.
The Team Pinnacle Award was established to be an elite award honoring programs which achieve team recognition for academics, ethics and on-field success in a given year.
Only schools that are members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program are eligible for the award. Recipients must have been awarded the Team Academic Award, earned a Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award and achieved a team winning percentage of .750 or higher during the season of the academic year for the award.
In 2018, the Eagles finished with a 15-4-2 overall record and received the program's first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The team received the USC team academic award for the eighth consecutive season and also received the Ethics and Sportsmanship Gold Award.