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Published on January 20th, 2020 | by Staples Soccer


Wreckers Win Academic All-America Honors — For 17th Time!

For the 17th time in 19 years — and the 14th season in a row — the Staples boys soccer program has been honored with a national award for academic excellence.

And they did it with a GPA far beyond the already high standard.

United Soccer Coaches presented the Wreckers with a Team Academic Award at last weekend’s annual convention in Baltimore. Only 2 other boys public high schools in Connecticut earned the award.

To qualify, a squad must have a 3.25 grade point average of all varsity players. The award is given for the previous academic year. In 2018, Staples’ varsity players had an average GPA of 3.39.

“I’ve always said that our players are some of the smartest and most creative people at Staples,” said head coach Dan Woog. “We want our guys to be as strong in the classroom as they are on the field. What’s especially gratifying about this award is that it’s won as a team. I’m proud that United Soccer Coaches recognizes our team as one that strives for academic excellence.”

Woog said that indications are good that the 2019 squad should also qualify for the Academic All-American honor.


2018 varsity team (Photo/Armelle Pouriche)


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