Reported By Dr. Brian Crossman, Ethics Chair, NSCAA
A total of 1423 red card ejection reports were processed from all levels of intercollegiate soccer in the fall of 2006. This is an increase of 5 percent from 2005 and the second straight year of an increase. As has been stated previously, it is unknown what percentage of ejections are being reported.
The following is a summary of the information submitted via the ejection reporting process:
|Males||1186 (86%)||Females||227 (14%)|
|Male Players||1102 (77%)||Female Players||221 (16%)|
|Male Coaches||94 (6%)||Female Coaches||6 (1%)|
On a proportional basis, this is consistent with previous years.
The number of ejections for fighting continues to go down, representing five percent of the total number of ejections. There was a decrease of 29 percent in fighting ejections from 2005 to 2006.
There was a slight decrease for ejections related to foul or abusive language. 19 percent of all ejections in 2006 were for foul or abusive language as compared to 23 percent in 2005.
The percentages of red cards within the various groups of teams (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and NCCAA) was fairly consistent with previous years.
There were 4 games reported which had to be stopped because of one team receiving so many red cards their team was unable to complete the match.
Of special note, 55 institutions received merit awards for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in 2006. This was a 39 percent decrease from 2005. Seven received the gold award, 33 received the silver award and 15 the bronze award. Fifty-three of the teams honored were female teams and only 2 were male teams.