SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time in three weeks, senior goalkeeper Brendan Buchanan has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The native of Broomfield, Colo., received the same honor on Sept. 16.
With Buchanan playing every minute in goal so far this season, the Bulldogs (5-3-1, 2-0 GPAC) rank as the second most difficult team in the GPAC to score (1.0 goals allowed per game). Last week Buchanan made 11 saves and gave up just a single goal over 180 minutes of action, spanning two Concordia wins. The 1-0 blanking of Waldorf College (Sept. 23) marked Buchanan’s third shutout of the season.
Buchanan currently ranks 21st in the NAIA with 46 saves on the year. He also comes in at No. 41 nationally with 5.11 saves per game. His 0.941 goals against average is the best of his four-year career at Concordia.
Buchanan and the Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) to host nonconference rival York College (6-4-1). Concordia will carry an unbeaten streak of five games (4-0-1) into Wednesday night’s contest.