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Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award Recipients Announced for High School and College Soccer

posted Jan 10, 2019, 10:59 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 8:07 AM ]
Updated: 2-7-19:
Team at State House
In a special day for Waterville Girls Soccer, Maine legislators rose to recognize this singular accomplishment at the State House.  Applause, pronouncements, and a  declaration honored the team's fabulous season and remarkable character were raised from the floor to the team in the gallery above.  Follow this link for the WABI-TV coverage: 

As expressed by WSHS library technician Robin Duplessis, "This group of young women are not just winners on the field, they are winners in life. The integrity and dignity with which they conducted themselves demonstrate this is not just by the measure of this award.  The manner in which they conduct themselves on a daily basis, even when no one is there to witness them, is the true measure of integrity.  Each one of the young ladies in this group has integrity and a winning attitude." Congratulations Coach Sergenian and all the members of the soccer team.

Team with Rep White

Pictured above team photo with Maine House Representative Bruce White (Dist 109) and the award certificate.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 2018) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Wednesday the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award recipients for high school and college soccer programs competing in the fall season. Today’s awards recognize a total of 167 teams across the country for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game.

Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award
High School Boys & Girls Complete list

The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to United Soccer Coaches members at four levels. Teams honored at the platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams honored at the gold (1-10%), silver (11-30%) and bronze (31-50%) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players/coaches divided by the team’s total number of games played.

The seven college teams in the platinum category will be formally acknowledged at the College Coaches Awards Reception on Jan. 10 at the Chicago Marriott Marquis Great Lakes Ballroom in conjunction with the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention. The 12 high school teams receiving platinum distinction will be honored at the High School Coaches Breakfast on Jan. 12 in the same location.

United Soccer Coaches will announce additional high school Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2018-19 school year at the conclusion of the winter and spring seasons.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.

United Soccer Coaches works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community.


Congratulations to the Waterville Senior High School Girls Soccer team for being selected as one of twelve schools nationally to receive the United Soccer Coaches Platinum Award for Ethics and Sportsmanship for the Fall 2018 season.  WSHS was the only Maine school on the list!  
Go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

Outstanding and well deserved!!!

Joe Haney
Assistant Principal