KANSAS CITY – The Taylor University women's soccer program was recently honored with the 2015 NAIA Women's Soccer Buffalo Funds Champions of Character Team Award for its continued work on and off the pitch.
The award is designed to recognize one team per year in each sport, based upon exemplary character and sportsmanship displayed regularly during practice, competition, on campus and in the community.
"It's really nice to look back at what the team has done over the past years," stated head coach Scott Stan. "It's an honor for our current, and former players to see the team recognized by the NAIA for demonstrating the attributes for the Champions of Character Award."
Taylor was selected as the NAIA's women's soccer recipient based on its ongoing involvement with time spent at the local nursing home, Community Plunge and honoring opposing team's seniors on Senior Day. While at the nursing home, the TU women's soccer program has spent time fellowshipping with the residents who are there. Additionally, the team's freshmen, along with other freshmen at Taylor, have taken part in Community Plunge, which is a day spent taking part in service projects throughout the Upland community. The team was also recognized for their act of honoring seniors of the opposing team on Senior Day by giving each of the seniors a rose.
The women's soccer program is the third Taylor program in the past three years to receive the Champions of Character Team Award, as the Taylor women's basketball and track teams were both honored with the award following their 2012-13 seasons.