Four land on men's soccer scholar-athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 30, 2018 in Men's Soccer

2018 NAIA Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – A group of four student-athletes represented the 2018 Concordia University men’s soccer program on the list of 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes released on Friday (Nov. 30). The list includes repeat honorees in seniors Derek Eitzmann and Mickey Waldron and first-time scholar-athletes in juniors David Carrasco and JD Dominguez. Head coach Jason Weides’ program has been a regular winner of NAIA Scholar-Team and United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award recognition.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. A total of 532 men’s soccer student-athletes across the nation were named 2018 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,392 and counting. The Bulldogs have been a regular national leader for both scholar-athletes and scholar-teams and are coming off a 2017-18 academic year that resulted in 77 more scholar-athletes and 20 scholar-teams (third most in the nation). Also in 2017-18, seven Bulldog student-athletes garnered both CoSIDA Academic All-District and CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades.

2018 Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes

David Carrasco, Jr. | Bogota, Colombia | Environmental Science and Biology
JD Dominguez, Jr. | Palos Verdes, Calif. | Biology
Derek Eitzmann, Sr. | Lincoln, Neb. | Chemistry
Mickey Waldron, Sr. | Lincoln, Neb. | Biology and Chemistry