Men's soccer lands at No. 3 in GPAC preseason poll

By Jake Knabel on Aug. 14, 2017 in Men's Soccer

2017 GPAC preseason poll

SEWARD, Neb. – Preseason expectations continue to soar for the Concordia University men’s soccer program. After a third-place regular season finish and a second-straight appearance in the GPAC tournament championship game, the Bulldogs checked in at No. 3 in the league’s preseason coaches’ poll, released on Monday (Aug. 14).

Over the past four seasons, head coach Jason Weides has led the program to a combined record of 21-13-5. Last season Concordia earned the No. 3 seed in the conference postseason and proceeded to defeat Northwestern, 2-1, at home and then No. 13 Midland, 3-2, on the road. The Bulldogs have met Hastings in the GPAC championship contest in each of the past two years. Weides will have an experienced roster complete with nine seniors.

Concordia will kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, Aug. 26 when Sterling College invades Bulldog Stadium. Weides’ squad will also welcome York College to Seward for a matchup of instate opponents on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

2017 GPAC Preseason Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll
1. Hastings – 81 (9)
2. Midland – 70 (1)
3. Concordia – 66
4. Morningside – 56
5. Doane – 49
6. Northwestern – 41
7. Briar Cliff – 31
8. Dordt – 30
9. Dakota Wesleyan – 17
10. Mount Marty – 9