GENESEO, N.Y. - The Geneseo women's soccer team was one of 162 college soccer programs to receive recognition from United Soccer Coaches, earning the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship award, announced Thursday.
The Knights received a silver level award for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game. Geneseo received just three yellow cards across 22 games this season, including 20 consecutive games without a booking to begin the season.
Geneseo women's soccer has a history of good behavior on the field, especially during head coach Nate Wiley's tenure. Ranging 67 matches from the 2011 season to the 2015 season, the Knights went without receiving a yellow card, earning three Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Gold Awards during that span.
The Knights finished the 2017 campaign with a program-record 18 victories, earning a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) championship and NCAA Tournament berth and reached the NCAA Tournament third round for the second time in program history.