Concordia lands six on All-Nebraska men's soccer team

By Jacob Knabel on Dec. 23, 2019 in Men's Soccer

Omaha World-Herald news article

SEWARD, Neb. – A group of six Bulldogs landed on the NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Nebraska Men’s Soccer Team released on Dec. 21 by the Omaha World-Herald. Freshman Eduardo Albo and junior Garrett Perry were placed on the 17-member All-Nebraska squad while freshman Renzo Bozzo, seniors Roger de la Villa and Carlos Ferrer and freshman Moises Jacobo garnered honorable mention accolades.

A native of Katy, Texas, Alba won the starting keeper job out of fall camp and started every game but three. After making eight saves in a 3-0 shutout of York College, Alba earned GPAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 3. For the season, Alba logged more than 1,200 minutes in goal, made 74 saves and posted, three shutouts, an .804 save percentage and a 1.290 goals against average.

Bozzo started and played in 17 games as a defender. Bozzo found the back of the net in his very first collegiate game and wound up with two goals on the season. He also played an instrumental role in the team’s six shutouts.

A two-year member of the program after transferring from Marshalltown Community College, de la Villa picked up second team All-GPAC honors in 2018. He notched three goals and four assists in eight games in 2019 before having his season cut short by injury. De la Villa posted 11 goals in 27 career games at Concordia.

A second team All-GPAC choice in both 2017 and 2018, Ferrer helped the program to a combined 47 wins over the past four seasons. Unfortunately, injuries limited the Tijuana, Mexico, native to 12 games in 2019. Ferrer managed to record four goals (one game winner) and two assists. In his four years as a Bulldog, Ferrer played in 71 games and totaled 19 goals and 18 assists. His nine assists in 2018 are a program single-season record.

Jacobo, who hails from Grand Island, Neb., provided some goal scoring punch in his first collegiate season. He paced the team with six goals (two game winners) while adding five assists. Jacobo notched two goals and two assists in the 9-0 victory over Presentation on Sept. 14.

A native of Corona, Calif., Perry became a bigger goal scoring threat as a junior. He registered five goals and three assists in 16 games. Perry recorded the first multi-goal game of his career when he put two away in the 5-0 win at Dordt on Sept. 28. Over three collegiate seasons, Perry has played in 49 games and has produced eight goals and eight assists.

NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Nebraska Men’s Soccer Team

F: Inaki Aldao, Jr., Bellevue

F: Jorge Alencar, So., York

F: Mike Eijgendaal, Fr., Midland

F: Tyrone Madhani, Sr., Hastings

F: Robert Wiseman, Sr., Midland

M: James Kilburn, Sr., Midland

M: Diego Konincks, Fr., Midland

M: Garrett Perry, Jr., Concordia

* M: Callum Watson, So., Hastings

M: Dan Wheeler, Jr., Hastings

D: Joe Connolly, Sr., Hastings

D: Fernando Lisboa, Sr., Hastings

D: Jared Money, Jr., Midland

D: Will Pointon, Jr., Hastings

D: Andy Wilkerson, Jr., Bellevue

G: Eduardo Alba, Fr., Concordia

G: AJ Jarvis, Jr. Bellevue

Honorable mention: Bellevue: Finlay Bloodworth, Alex Cuenca, Andy Janssen, Toby Millward. Concordia: Renzo Bozzo, Roger de la Villa, Carlos Ferrer, Moises Jacobo. Doane: Higor Andrade Dos Santos, Marcos Miranda, Nishesh Yadav. Hastings: Jesus Parra, Tom Steging. Midland: Eli Draves, Antonio Hernandez, Matthew Ricci. Nebraska Wesleyan: Luke Monson, Tyler Sanne. York: Auturo Gutierrez, Jorge Keller.

* — denotes honorary captain