Giovanni Castillo and Deandre Chery became the latest Bulldogs to produce individual GPAC titles. The winning duo helped Concordia place fourth among the nine GPAC teams that competed at Saturday's event.
While competing in Pella, Iowa, on Saturday (Feb. 17), the Concordia men's tennis team defeated Knox College, 9-0, and then dropped an 8-1 final at the hands of host Central College. The Bulldogs are 3-2 overall.
A stark contrast in 3-point shooting success helped carry 17th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan to an 80-53 win at Concordia on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 17). Clay Reimers posted a double-double for the Bulldogs.
It was a little like pulling teeth, but the second-ranked Bulldogs put together a solid fourth quarter while pulling out a 68-59 win over visiting Doane on Wednesday (Feb. 14). Concordia clinched the GPAC title outright.
Coming off a 34-win season (second best in school history), the Bulldogs will have a new-look lineup and pitching staff this season. Head coach Todd LaVelle's squad will be anchored by junior 2B Leah Kalkwarf.
As of the February National Signing Day, the Concordia University football program has 44 signed or committed recruits on board. The incoming Bulldogs hail from 10 different states. Twelve are from Nebraska.
Based on the final month of the 2017 season, Concordia women’s tennis appears that it may be ready for a breakthrough. Led by senior Annie Horn, the Bulldogs have hopes of moving beyond the GPAC semifinals.