SM East girls soccer team, boys player earn high distinctions

SM East’s kickers are getting plenty of pats on the back.

The girls soccer team recently won a 2010 Academic All American team award, recognizing their high level of academic achievement and play. The girls had a team GPA of 4.2, seventh highest among the 242 teams from across the country that got the distinction this year.

Boys player Lucas Throckmorton also earned individual All American honors for his combination of academic and athletic accomplishment. He was named Sunflower League Offensive Player of the Year and was First Team All State.

Coach James Kelly plans on hanging the award certificates from the National Soccer Coaches Association of American in the team trophy case.