Concordia junior Nathan Douglas and freshman Sean Doran have been named to the GPAC men’s soccer all-conference teams, the league announced Monday.
Douglas garners first team recognition from the GPAC following second team all-GPAC honors in 2011. The Winnipeg, Canada, native starred as the Bulldogs leading goal scorer for the second-consecutive season with 11 goals in each of the past two years. He ranked fourth in the GPAC in goals and fifth in points with 23 despite missing two games due to injury. Douglas is the first Concordia men’s soccer player to be tabbed first team all-conference since Arturo Vega in 2007.
Doran, a second team all-conference selection, burst onto the scene in his first collegiate season with his fine play at center back. The Dublin, Ireland, native was a big reason why Concordia held its opponents to just 1.16 goals per game – a figure that ranked third in the GPAC. Doran was also a dangerous weapon on set pieces as he finished with five goals and four assists on the season.
Senior Aaron Skipworth also earned honorable mention all-GPAC. Skipworth will leave the Bulldogs tied atop the school’s all-time leaderboard with 31 career goals and with sole possession of Concordia’s career assists mark with 17. This season the Colorado Springs, Colo., native recorded two goals and five assists in 16 games. Skipworth is a two-time second team all-conference honoree (2008 and 2010) and a two-time honorable mention choice (2011 and 2012).