The Carroll College women's soccer team was awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Gold Award.
The award is given to teams that earned no red cards and received yellow cards in fewer than 10 percent of their games. The Saints tallied just one yellow card during the 2016 season and earned the Gold Award for the first time in program history. The Saints have received six consecutive awards from the organization, but this was the first they have been awarded the gold.
Carroll is one of just 24 college teams across all divisions to receive the Gold or Platinum Award -- given for zero cards -- and the only team in the Cascade Conference to receive the honor.
The Saints won their second consecutive Cascade Conference Championship, finishing the season with a 12-4-5 record. They were 8-0-3 in conference play.