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Esther Soenksen

Lincoln, Neb.
Previous School
Lincoln Lutheran
Honors and Awards

-2016 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Honorable Mention
-2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
-2016 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
-2015 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Honorable Mention
-2015 GPAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8)
-2014 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Honorable Mention 


Esther Soenksen

Senior, 5-4

2017: Senior
Appeared and started in 19 games ... took 37 shots, including 22 on goal ... tallied seven goals and four assists with one of those goals being a game winner ... during her Bulldog career she recorded an impressive total of 31 goals, six of which were game-winners.

2016: Junior
Appeared and started in 22 games ... helped her team by scoring a total of eight goals and 10 assists throughout the season ... had a .160 shot percentage ... took 50 shots, including 31 on goal ... one of her goals was a game-winner for the Bulldogs. 

2015: Sophomore
Started 20 of 21 games…scored a team-high and personal season-high 12 goals…took 62 shots, including 38 on goal which also led the team…registered another team-high in game winning goals with five…scored four goals in the 7-0 triumph over York College on Sept. 1…had three multi-goal matches against Bethel on Aug. 26, at York on Sept. 1 and against York on Sept. 15…assisted six goals, including the game winner in the GPAC Quarterfinal match at Briar Cliff.

2014: Freshman
Soenksen started all 22 games in her first collegiate season ... tallied four goals (third on the team) and three assists ... took 52 shots, including 33 on goal ... scored the golden goal in the 2-1 overtime win over Mount Marty on Sept. 20 ... recorded one goal and two assists in the 6-0 win over Grace University on Sept. 5.

High School
Prepped Lincoln Lutheran High School for head coach Dave Gosselin … lettered and started all four years at the varsity level … named honorable mention all-state as both a junior and senior … earned Lutheran All-American second team honors as a senior … collected academic all-state recognition all four years … received all-conference academic excellence laurels as a junior and senior … led the Warriors to a four-year record of 36-19 with one state playoff appearance … member of the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society … named to the honor roll and high honor roll … earned the Visual Arts Award.

Born in Lincoln, Neb., on July 16, 1996 … daughter of Phil and Linda Soenksen … has six older siblings, Gideon, Kevin, Christopher, Timothy, Wendy and Jesse, and two younger siblings, Grace and Uriah … Gideon is a current member of the Concordia men’s soccer team, while Kevin and Timothy both played for two years as Bulldogs … enjoys camping, playing piano, caring for animals, babysitting, reading and art...played club soccer for the LSC Panthers.

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