SEWARD, Neb. – One of the key figures associated with Concordia’s GPAC tournament championship run, defender Max Bisinger was honored appropriately on Wednesday (Dec. 7). The NAIA recognized Bisinger as a 2022 Honorable Mention All-American. He’s the first player during Head Coach Jason Weides’ tenure to be named an All-American and the first Bulldog since Arturo Vega (2007) to garner honorable mention status. Going back further, recently inducted Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame men’s soccer standout Bernie Ochoa landed on the 2000 NAIA Honorable Mention All-America list.
A bevy of postseason awards have come the way of Bisinger, who has also been named First Team All-GPAC and an Academic All-District (College Sports Communicators) and NAIA Scholar-Athlete honoree. The native of Rosenfeld, Germany, played a major role in helping Concordia post nine shutouts and limit its opponents to 21 goals in 21 games this season. The transfer from Muskegon Community College also contributed offensively and notched four goals and one assist in 2022. A two-year starter at Concordia, Bisinger is studying Business Administration.
The accomplishments in 2022 for Bisinger and the Concordia Men’s Soccer team included a GPAC tournament championship, a trip to the national tournament, a 15-3-3 overall record, an unbeaten home mark (9-0-1) and eight all-conference awards. The 2022 team earned the program’s second all-time GPAC postseason title and second trip to nationals.