The 2016-17 Concordia men's basketball team set a new school standard for scoring behind All-American Chandler Folkerts and sharpshooter Eli Ziegler. The team's 21 wins were the most for the program since 2004-05.
Nearing the end of his Concordia career, Chandler Folkerts will be remembered as more than just a basketball player. Says President Brian Friedrich of Folkerts, "He is the young man every parent wants as a son."
Over his four-year Bulldog career, Littleton, Colorado, native Eli Ziegler has gone from role player to star. Born and bred to play hoops, Concordia's sharpshooting senior is the ringleader for a squad that leads the nation in 3-point shooting.
Powered by Chandler Folkerts, Concordia men's basketball enters 2016-17 with an optimistic outlook despite being picked to finish eighth in the GPAC by league coaches.
Surely it would take an act of God for someone to go from Sydney, Australia, to Honolulu, Hawaii, to Seward, Neb. That’s exactly what happened in regards to Chris Johnstone.
An 18-12 overall record marked another improvement for head coach Ben Limback's men's basketball program in 2015-16. The Bulldogs were led again by first team all-conference big man Chandler Folkerts.
Currently the third-highest scoring team in program history (in terms of scoring average), the Bulldogs have won seven of eight games. They rate as one of the nation's most efficient offensive teams.
The 65th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament tips off Jan. 29 at Concordia University Chicago. Both Bulldog teams will vie for their 26th all-time CIT titles.
Young and inexperienced proved a theme for the Bulldogs during head coach Ben Limback’s first season at the helm of the program in 2013-14. That’s no longer the case.