SEWARD, Neb. – A quintet of Bulldogs from the Concordia University men’s soccer program garnered honorable mention All-GPAC recognition, as announced by the conference on Monday (Nov. 18). The honors went to freshman goalkeeper Eduardo Alba, freshman defender Renzo Bozzo, senior forward Carlos Ferrer, freshman forward Moises Jacobo and junior midfielder Garrett Perry.
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 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.
Head coach Jason Weides’ squad finished the 2019 season with a record of 10-6-2. Concordia’s season ended with a loss at Hastings in the quarterfinals of the GPAC tournament.