RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University men's soccer team has been voted the winner of that sport's 2015 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Team Sportsmanship Award. The balloting was performed by the league's 13 head coaches in consultation with their teams.
The CACC Team Sportsmanship Award is presented annually in each conference championship sport to the program, in the collective opinion of that sport's coaches and student-athletes, that best exemplifies the spirit of competition and sportsmanship throughout the season. Felician captures the honor in men's soccer for the first time.
Felician is coached by Erik Kotynski of Lyndhurst. A 2002 graduate of Felician, Kotynski is in second year as the Golden Falcons' head coach after serving two seasons as an assistant.
"This is a nice way for the team to be recognized," Kotnyski said. "It shows that our men have character, work hard, and play within the lines of the game. Knowing our men show good morals on and off the field is just as rewarding as any result."
A list of Felician team members is available at http://felicianathletics.com/sports/msoc/2015-16/roster.
Felician (2-15, 1-11) completed the 20th season in program history with a 2-1 home loss to Caldwell University on October 29.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician Univeristy also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.