#6 Esther Soenksen | Midfielder
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Previous School: Lincoln Lutheran
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.
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.