ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Anderson men's soccer team was named the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Fair Play Award recipient at the conclusion of the SAC Soccer Championships.
The recipient of the Fair Play award is given to the team that demonstrates model behavior and the spirit of fair play throughout the season. The Trojans only received 11 yellow cards during SAC play and 22 overall in 16 matches.
"I am extremely proud that our soccer team and head coach Mike Zion are the recipients of the Fair Play award sponsored by the SAC", said Vice President of Athletics Bill D'Andrea. "Sportsmanship is important in order to make the experience of playing sports more pleasant for all involved and is inclusive of reflecting fair play, respect for authority and it is part of the spirit of the game. With Anderson soccer being singled out for this accolade we can all be proud of our men's soccer program as they competed in the semifinals of the conference championship."
Anderson finished the season with a 9-8-1 overall record and a 4-5-1 record in conference action. The Black and Gold's SAC title run ended with a 2-0 loss in the SAC Championship semifinals. Senior Josh Calabria and freshman Gal Elyashiv garnered All-Tournament honors for their efforts during the postseason.