SEWARD, Neb. – A Bulldog men’s soccer squad matching a good mix of youth and experience will open the 2013 season with the expectation of again advancing to the GPAC Tournament. On Tuesday, league coaches placed head coach Jason Weides’ squad seventh in the 2013 GPAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Concordia earned 51 points.
Last season the Bulldogs earned the eighth and final spot in the conference tournament by going 4-6 in GPAC regular season games. Concordia also reached the tournament in 2011 with a 5-3-2 mark.
Jason Weides, who enters his sixth season at the helm, will lean most heavily upon returning first team all-conference striker Nathan Douglas, whose 29 career goals are only two off the school record. Concordia also brings back a host of sophomores who logged heavy minutes as freshmen.
The Bulldogs ring in the 2013 season on Aug. 30 when they welcome Benedictine College (Kan.) to Seward for a 7:30 p.m. battle.