Spring Senior Sendoff: Baseball

By Jacob Knabel on May. 4, 2020 in Baseball

Five 2019-20 Concordia University baseball seniors have made the decision to move on from their collegiate careers (list below). The group helped the program to GPAC regular-season titles in 2017 and 2019 and to a combined four-year record of 106-71 while playing for head coach Ryan Dupic. The 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bulldogs owned a 14-7 record at the time the campaign was ended on March 13. The other seniors on the 2020 roster will either return for 2021 or are still in the process of making a decision.

2019-20 Baseball Seniors

Nick Boys
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
Parents: Mark and Lesa Boys
Major: Journalism
Post-Graduate Plans: Return to Australia and work
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: Winning a GPAC title in 2019 was special. Also, seeing a lot of talented kids come in this year and knowing the program is in good hands going forward.

Christian Clear
Hometown: Kersey, Colorado
Parents: George and Berlyn Clear
Major: History
Post-Graduate Plans: Attend Officer Candidate School for the United States Army to hopefully become an Armor Officer.
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: My most cherished moments at CUNE had to be the opportunity to go to work every single day with guys that I consider my brothers. From workouts in the annex to game days, I had so much fun being able to play baseball with such an outstanding group of guys. By far the thing I will miss the most will be the brotherhood that we had here at Concordia.

Wade Council
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Parents: Russ and Jody Council
Major: Psychology and Behavioral Science
Post-Graduate Plans: Pursue a Master's Degree in Educational Counselling at CUNE while staying within the program and becoming the GA. I'd like to end up working as a guidance counselor as well as a coach.
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: Winning the GPAC in 2017/2019 was really special because of the cultures that we built on those teams. The lifelong friendships and relationships that I made during my time at CUNE are something I could not have done anywhere else and I am incredibly excited to stay here for 2 more years.

Benny Kuefner
Hometown: Lexington, Nebraska
Parents: Rob and Amy Kuefner
Major: Secondary Education: P.E. and Theology
Post-Graduate Plans: Look for a Graduate Assistant opening or Teach
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: Finding a family in the baseball team that changed my life more than I can put into words. Also, sophomore year I threw a 1 hitter in a JV baseball game against Hastings.

Thomas Sautel
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Parents: John and Pam Sautel
Major: Business Administration (graduate degree in Business Administration)
Post-Graduate Plans: Combine passions for business and baseball.
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: You have to believe in what’s important to you and make sure you live it out and stick to it. I’m definitely going to bring that into my life after college. When you have the right culture you can really accomplish some incredible things.