SEWARD, Neb. – Five Bulldogs landed on the NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Nebraska Men’s Soccer Team and another four collected honorable mention recognition, as chosen by the Omaha World-Herald. The new outlet announced its All-Nebraska teams on Saturday (Dec. 23) and placed Concordia University representatives Jack Bennett, Florian Caraballo, Marcelo Hernandez, Micah Lehenbauer and Lewis Rathbone on its 16-member squad. The four Bulldogs to collect honorable mention accolades were Angel Alvarez, Toby Down, Carlos Ferrer and Kevin Sanchez.
Caraballo, Hernandez and Lehenbauer were also tabbed first team All-GPAC performers and second team NAIA All-Plains Region by United Soccer Coaches this past fall. Lehenbauer and Rathbone earned United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America laurels with Lehenbauer being selected by the coaches’ association as the NAIA National Scholar Player of the Year. Repeat All-Nebraska honorees from 2016 include Caraballo, Hernandez, Lehenbauer and Rathbone.
Head coach Jason Weides’ program reached new heights in 2017 by breaking a program record for wins in a season. Along the way to a 16-3-1 final record, the Bulldogs reached the GPAC tournament championship game for the third year in a row.
NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Nebraska Men’s Soccer Team
F Edgar Guzman, Sr., Bellevue
F Marcelo Hernandez, Sr., Concordia
F Jake Kennedy, Jr., Neb. Wesleyan
F Daniel Whitehall, Jr., Hastings
F Robert Wiseman, Jr., Midland
M James Kilburn, So., Midland
M Micah Lehenbauer, Sr., Concordia
M Lewis Rathbone, Sr., Concordia
M Daniel Simonis, —, Hastings
M Marc Tautz, Sr., Hastings
D Damien Austen, Sr., Hastings
D Florian Carabello, Sr., Concordia
D Nick Hinds, Sr., Hastings
D Erik Tello, Jr., Hastings
G Jack Bennett, Jr., Concordia
G *Joe White, Sr., Hastings
* — denotes honorary captain
Bellevue: Toby Millward, Jacob Pease, Yago Ramos, Scott Robson, Harry Wray, Concordia: Angel Alvarez, Toby Down, Carlos Ferrer, Kevin Sanchez, Doane: Chandler Farnsworth, Jonah Garbin, Daniel Maganda. Hastings: Daniel Linstead, Lucas Venegas, Brayant Toro. Midland: Cesar Cuellar, Aurel Mabou, Jorge Paz. Nebraska Wesleyan: Brady Blazek, Alex Day, Jack Nespor, Luke Thaller. York: Francisco Esteves, Roger Fontenele, Mateus Ramalho, Johan Rodriguez.