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Four Women's Soccer Players Earn NSCAA/adidas Academic Recognition

Four Women's Soccer Players Earn NSCAA/adidas Academic Recognition Springfield, Mass. - January 13, 2009 - Four members of the Springfield College women’s soccer team recently received accolades for their success in the classroom from the National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA).

The Pride, which advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference title, also had a very successful season in the classroom.

Lauren Peltier was named to the NSCAA/adidas Women’s Collegiate Scholar All-America College Division Second Team as well as the NSCAA/adidas College Women Scholar All-East Region First Team. Peltier, who was also honored as the NEWMAC Player of the Year, currently owns a 3.71 grade point average as a senior in the physical therapy program.

Classmate Kayla Thibeault was selected to the NSCAA/adidas College Women Scholar All-East Region Second Team. Thibeault, also enrolled in the physical therapy program, owns a 3.56 grade point average.

Finally, Jessica Prencipe and Shanda Kogut both earned NSCAA/adidas College Women Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention status. A junior majoring in applied exercise science, Prencipe has a 3.54 grade point average, while Kogut, a senior physical education major, has posted a 3.7 grade point average.

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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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