SEWARD, Neb. – The team’s top goal scorer so far, junior David Carrasco’s efforts in leading a comeback win at Kansas Wesleyan University have netted him a major honor. On Tuesday (Sept. 11), the conference named Carrasco the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. It is the first such award in the career of Carrasco.
Whether starting or coming off the bench, Carrasco has found a way to make a big impact this season. Said head coach Jason Weides after last week’s victory at Kansas Wesleyan, “He’s looked sharp this season. We knew he would have a greater role than in years past, just by the way he was playing in preseason. That’s proved to be accurate. He started against Bellevue but he’s also come off the bench. He’s been a super sub for us. No matter how many minutes he gets, he seems to make an early impact.”
Carrasco notched his team high third goal of the season on the board in the 73rd minute at Kansas Wesleyan. That scored tied the game, 2-2. Less than five minutes later, Carrasco assisted freshman Daniel Campbell on the game-winning goal. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Carrasco has put away his three goals while taking just four shots through the season’s first four games. Prior to this season, he had appeared in 17 games as a Bulldog without recording a goal.
Carrasco and his teammates will return to action on Wednesday when they are set to host McPherson College (Kan.) (0-2-1) at 7 p.m. CT. Concordia is now 2-2 overall.