2022-2023 United Soccer Coaches High School Team Academic Award


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 31, 2023) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the Team Academic Award winners at the high school level to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year.A total of 314 soccer teams (126 boys, 196 girls) throughout the United States have earned the United Soccer Coaches High School Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2022-23 academic year. Among these programs are 34 schools receiving honors for both their boys and girls’ teams.

United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full academic year.

To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, and then dividing by the number of players.


Double Honorees
Cardinal Newman School (Columbia)
Gray Collegiate Academy (West Columbia)

Girls (8)
Cardinal Newman School, Will Plexico (Columbia) 4.76
Gray Collegiate Academy, Emily Heise (West Columbia) 4.46
Greenville HS, Liz Stojetz (Greenville) 3.90
Hammond School, Rafael Marquez (Columbia) 4.49
Mauldin HS, Alison Stelling (Mauldin) 4.43
Mid-Carolina HS, Mike Mauldin (Prosperity) 4.28
Nation Ford HS, Christopher Dundr (Fort Mill) 4.46
Spring Valley HS, Jamie Brindel (Columbia) 3.43

Boys (6)
Aiken HS, Roger Carpenter (Aiken) 3.55
Cardinal Newman School, Will Eudy (Columbia) 4.41
Dutch Fork HS, Todd Woodward (Irmo) 4.57
Gaffney HS, Scott Simmons (Gaffney) 3.52
Gray Collegiate Academy, Kevin Heise (West Columbia) 4.09
Waccamaw HS, Joel Sapp (Pawleys Island) 3.49