Record-breaking Orquiz honored with all-region award by coaches' organization

By Jacob Knabel on Dec. 8, 2022 in Men's Soccer

United Soccer Coaches Awards

SEWARD, Neb. – For his efforts in helping lead Concordia University Men’s Soccer to a 2022 GPAC tournament championship, midfielder Carlos Orquiz has been named to the NAIA Men’s Soccer All-Central Region team by the United Soccer Coaches. Orquiz is one of 11 players from the region to be honored, as announced on Wednesday (Dec. 7). Also this week, defender Max Bisinger was recognized as an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

The awards have been plentiful this postseason for Orquiz. The fifth-year Bulldog from Chihuahua, Mexico, has also garnered 2022 First Team All-GPAC, College Sports Communicators Academic All-District and NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards. This fall, Orquiz enjoyed his best season yet in racking up six goals and 12 assists (24 points) while starting all 21 games in the midfield. Orquiz broke the program’s single season record for assists and also set new career standards for assists (21) and games played (89). He was selected as a Second Team All-GPAC honoree in 2020. Orquiz has earned his degree in Business Administration and is working towards his MBA.

The accomplishments in 2022 for Orquiz and the Concordia Men’s Soccer team included a GPAC tournament championship, a trip to the national tournament, a 15-3-3 overall record, an unbeaten home mark (9-0-1) and eight all-conference awards. The 2022 team earned the program’s second all-time GPAC postseason title and second trip to nationals.