SEWARD, Neb. – A quartet of Bulldogs have pulled in accolades from the United Soccer Coaches. The organization tabbed Lindsey Carley, Maria Deeter, Ashley Martin and Lauren Martin as NAIA Scholar All-West Region Team selections. Deeter and Lauren Martin landed on the first team while Carley and Ashley Martin were second team choices. Additionally, Deeter and Lauren Martin were named to the NAIA Scholar All-America Team by United Soccer Coaches.
A biology major, Deeter has collected Scholar All-America honors for the second year in a row. The postseason awards have streamed in for the Seward native, who was voted the Team MVP all four seasons as a Bulldog. Last week she was named both a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American and an NAIA honorable mention All-American. This past season, Deeter turned in a career high 14 goals (four game winners) to go along with six assists over 18 games (17 starts). The Lincoln Lutheran High School product did all that damage despite missing essentially four games due to a late season injury. Over 81 career games, Deeter produced 37 goals and 27 assists while leading the program to a GPAC tournament title in 2016 and a GPAC regular-season championship in 2017. She is a three-time first time all-conference selection.
Lauren Martin earned back-to-back second team All-GPAC awards in her final two seasons as a Bulldog. Also an NAIA Scholar-Athlete and an All-Plains Region selection, Martin was one of the nation’s assists leaders all fall. She topped the GPAC with her school record 16 assists. She also added 10 goals as part of a career year. A three-year member of the team who transferred from St. Cloud State University (Minn.), Martin amassed 18 goals and 24 assists in her 63 career games at Concordia.
Carley, the 2017 GPAC Defensive Player of the Year, has earned all-conference accolades in each of her two seasons as Concordia’s starting keeper. She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-Plains Region choice and an NAIA Scholar-Athlete. The Urbandale, Iowa, native started 20 games this season and played more than 1,880 minutes. She made 75 saves, recorded six shutouts and posted a save percentage of .789 and a goals against average of 0.957. In her career, Carley has a record of 24-3-9 and has notched 13 shutouts over 37 games.
Ashley Martin, who hails from Longmont, Colo., earned second team all-conference honors three times in her career. She was also an NAIA Scholar-Athlete. A key figure in each of her four seasons as a Bulldog, Martin starred for a back line that helped her team allow less than a goal per game in 2018. She registered three assists this season. In her career, Martin produced three goals and eight assists over 73 games.
The 2018 Bulldogs finished 13-3-5 overall and advanced to the GPAC tournament championship game (fifth conference title game appearance in a row for the program).