SEWARD, Neb. – A hat trick in this past Saturday’s win over Dakota Wesleyan has led to a conference award for Dominic Abdel-Ahad of Concordia University Men’s Soccer. The native of Duesseldorf, Germany, was recognized on Tuesday (Oct. 4) as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Abdel-Ahad is the second Bulldog to garner a weekly award in 2022, joining teammate Federico Simonetti, twice named the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 30 and Sept. 13).
Abdel-Ahad totaled three goals and one assist last week as Concordia earned wins by scores of 3-2 over Midland and 6-1 over Dakota Wesleyan. All three goals for the Bulldog striker came against the Tigers. It marked the first hat trick by a Concordia player since Moises Jacobo in September 2020. Abdel-Ahad doubled his season goal count to six, a figure that leads the Bulldogs. A transfer from NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene University, Abdel-Ahad has started all 11 games this season. He appeared in 30 games (14 starts) during his career at Northwest Nazarene.
Abdel-Ahad and the Bulldogs (9-2, 4-1 GPAC) will return to action on Wednesday for a road trip to Morningside. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT from Sioux City, Iowa.