Men's soccer placed preseason fifth in GPAC by league coaches

By on Aug. 12, 2014 in Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer placed preseason fifth in GPAC by league coaches

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – Seventh-year head coach Jason Weides’ Concordia men’s soccer team has been picked to finish exactly where it did a season ago – fifth in the GPAC. That’s where league coaches placed the Bulldogs in the GPAC preseason poll released Tuesday by the conference. Last season Concordia set a new school record for GPAC wins by going 6-4 in conference action.

Weides will have a veteran team in 2014 with all-time leading goal scorer Nathan Douglas being the only key piece that graduated from the 2013 squad. The Bulldogs have several potential stars with the likes of midfielders Chris DeFeyter and Gideon Soenksen and defender Mark Campbell ready to grab more of the spotlight. A total of 12 players on the current roster started nine or more games last year.

“There is definitely a lot more pressure on us as a team because we can't fall back on being inexperienced or young anymore,” Soenksen said. “However I think this pressure will force all of us as a group to step up and we'll have many sources of leadership and inspiration to look to.”

More details on the 2014 Concordia men’s soccer team will be available in our soon-to-come season preview.

2014 GPAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Hastings – 99 (9)
2. Midland – 91 (2)
T3. Doane – 77
T3. Northwestern – 77
5. Concordia – 61
6. Morningside – 52
7. Dakota Wesleyan – 49
8. Dordt – 39
9. Briar Cliff – 26
10. Nebraska Wesleyan – 24
11. Mount Marty – 10