2009 Intercollegiate Ejections Summary
Dr. Brian Crossman, chairman of the NSCAA Ethics Committee prepared the following summary of intercollegiate soccer ejections during the 2009 season.
- 1425 ejection reports were processed in 2009. This is an increase of 14 percent from 2008.
- Male players received 74% of all red cards. Female players received 17% of all red cards. Male coaches received 9% of all red cards with female coaches receiving less than 1% of all red cards.
- Male players had a 8 percent increase in red cards reported from 200 to 2009 while female players had no change in the number of red cards during that same time period. Male coaches had a 36 percent increase in red cards reported from 200 to 2009 and female coaches increased 56 percent.
- The number of ejections for fighting decreased 26% from 2008 to 2009. There were 59 fighting ejections in 2009 compared to 80 in 2008. The previous two years were the highest number of fighting ejections recorded since the Ethics Committee began tracking this information.
- There was a 10 percent decrease for ejections related to foul or abusive language from 200 to 2009. Because of the increase in the total number of ejections, the percent of ejections related to foul or abusive language in relation to the total number of ejections was 15% in 2009 compared to 19% in 2008.
Of special note, 68 institutions received merit awards for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in 2009. The following criteria are used for the ethics awards:
- The gold award is given to a team which did not receive a single yellow card or red card during the season and post season.
- The silver award is given to a team which received 1-5 yellow cards and no red cards during the season and post season.
- The bronze award is given to a team which received 6-10 yellow cards and no red cards during the season and post season.
This was a three percent increase from 2008 and the third straight year of an increase in the number of teams receiving the award. Nine teams received the gold award, 44 received the silver award and 15 teams received the bronze award. 65 of the teams honored were female and three were male.
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