Concordia junior forward Nathan Douglas has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
“Nathan has been very impactful for us this year,” men’s soccer head coach Jason Weides said. “Recently he has scored many important goals but his impact has gone beyond the score sheet for our team.
“He has made good decisions in transition that have allowed for our team to get into good scoring positions and has played well with his back to goal. The timing of Nathan’s goals has been helpful as well with early goals in contests. He embraces the challenges we are faced with and is eager to take them head on.”
Douglas, a Winnipeg, Canada, native, scored three of Concordia’s four goals last week in powering the Bulldogs to wins over Central Christian (Kan.) and Mount Marty. In doing so, he pushed his season total to eight goals, a figure that ranked second in the GPAC entering play on Tuesday. He is also second in the conference in points per game at 1.6.
Prior to Tuesday, Douglas netted five goals in his previous three games and has scored all eight of his goals since Sept. 15. His two-goal game against Mount Marty was his third multi-goal game of the season and the fifth of his career.
Douglas is the second men’s soccer player for Concordia to earn weekly GPAC honors this season. Freshman defender Sean Doran took the defensive player of the week award back on Sept. 4.