Men's soccer places four on Scholar-Athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on Dec. 2, 2016 in Men's Soccer

2016 NAIA men’s soccer Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – Four Bulldogs represented Concordia University men’s soccer on the list of 2016 men’s soccer Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The honorees from head coach Jason Weides’ program includes seniors Andrew Mussell and Dan Stephens and juniors Dillon Hixson and Lewis Rathbone. Mussell is a repeat Scholar-Athlete.

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 423 men’s soccer student-athletes across the nation were named 2016 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,227 and counting (21 so far this fall). The 2015-16 season produced a GPAC best 92 Bulldog scholar-athletes and a national best 20 NAIA Scholar-Teams. The 2014-15 season culminated with GPAC-leading totals of 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams. During the 2013-14 academic year, Concordia garnered 101 Scholar-Athlete honorees (most in the NAIA) and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams (tied for fourth nationally).

2016 Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes
Dillon Hixson, Jr. | Holdrege, Neb. | Chemistry
Andrew Mussell, Sr. | Buffalo, Minn. | DCE/Theology
Lewis Rathbone, Jr. | Manchester, England | Accounting/Business Administration
Dan Stephens, Sr. | Wichita, Kan. | Exercise Science