Hat trick boosts Cera to GPAC honors

By Jake Knabel on Sep. 19, 2017 in Women's Soccer

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – For the third time in four weeks, a member of the Concordia University women’s soccer team has earned a GPAC weekly award during the 2017 season. On Tuesday (Sept. 19), the conference named freshman Victoria Cera the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Teammates Maria Deeter (Aug. 29) and Lindsey Carley (Sept. 5) have also pulled in conference weekly awards this season.

All three of Cera’s career collegiate goals came in last week’s 7-1 victory at Waldorf University. In addition to the hat trick, Cera also assisted on an Esther Soenksen goal. A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Cera has made an immediate impact for head coach Greg Henson’s squad. Cera has started each of the team’s first eight games as a holding midfielder. Cera earned all-state recognition at Centennial High School before arriving in Seward.

Cera and the Bulldogs (4-2-2) are getting ready to begin GPAC play on Saturday with a trip to Dakota Wesleyan (5-2) for a 4 p.m. CT kickoff.