SEWARD, Neb. – Additional honors have rolled in for members of the 2022 GPAC tournament championship Concordia University Men’s Soccer team. As announced by College Sports Communicators (CSC) on Tuesday (Nov. 15), Bulldog standouts Max Bisinger, Iker Casanova and Carlos Orquiz have been named to the 2022 Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team. All three student-athletes have garnered the all-district award for the first time in their careers.
The 2022 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women's Soccer Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in order to be nominated for this award. The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA — for each gender.
A native of Rosenfeld, Germany, Bisinger was named a First Team All-GPAC honoree for his work this season on the Concordia back line. He has had a big hand in helping Concordia post nine shutouts and limit its opponents to a total of 18 goals through 20 games this season. The transfer from Muskegon Community College also contributes offensively and has notched four goals and one assist in 2022. Bisinger is an NAIA Scholar-Athlete who studies Business Administration.
A two-time Second Team All-GPAC honoree, Casanova has also been a key contributor to Concordia’s defensive efforts during the run to the national tournament. Casanova has appeared in 19 of 20 games (18 starts) and has notched one goal. The native of Mexico City, Mexico, is an NAIA Scholar-Athlete who studies Journalism and Public Relations. In three seasons at Concordia, Casanova has played in 55 games and has tallied four goals and three assists.
A fifth-year member of the program, Orquiz has enjoyed his best season yet in racking up six goals and 12 assists (24 points) while starting all 20 games in the midfield. Appropriately, he was named a First Team All-GPAC honoree. The native of Chihuahua, Mexico, has broken program records for assists in a season, assists for a career (21) and career games played (88). Orquiz has previously been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete and was tabbed with Second Team All-GPAC accolades in 2020. Orquiz has earned his degree in Business Administration and is working towards is MBA.
Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.