The 2022 season represented one of the greatest in the history of the Concordia Men's Soccer program. The accomplishments included a GPAC tournament title, a national tournament appearance and one unforgettable ride as a family.
These are the moments that validate Carlos Orquiz's decision to return for a fifth year. The native of Chihuahua, Mexico, is soaking up the afterglow of a championship and the chance to end his collegiate career at the national tournament.
In year 15 as head coach, Jason Weides presides over a program long on talent and depth. The 2022 Bulldogs hope to form a gritty identity and reverse the close losses that were a bit part of the story of 2021.
One of the earliest stars of GPAC men's soccer, Bernie Ochoa will make history as the first Bulldog men's soccer individual to be inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame. The Napa, Calif., native is set to make a return visit to Seward.
There's a strong belief inside the program that the talent is there to be successful. Now it's about finding the right mental edge. The Bulldogs made progress in that area during a spring season that challenged them with strong opponents.
The 2021 campaign will be remembered as one that featured a series of close calls. The Bulldogs finished the season at 7-8-3 overall with each of their final seven defeats (including GPAC quarterfinals) coming by one-goal margins.
Plenty of familiar faces have returned to campus this preseason for a Concordia Men's Soccer team with the confidence to compete with anybody. Four All-GPAC performers are back.
It’s fair to say that David Moreno is a veteran of the NAIA soccer scene. The native of Cali, Colombia, will reside on an NAIA roster for the sixth season as he looks forward to 2021.
While up against perhaps the program's most challenging schedule ever, the 2020-21 Bulldogs again reached the 10-win mark. The season concluded in the GPAC quarterfinals.
João Pedro Veríssimo can smile now as he reflects on the journey from Nova Mutum, Brazil, to Seward, Nebraska. The relationships formed have made it worth it for Concordia's captain.