Named the protector of Concordia men’s soccer goal the past two matches, Gabriel Mendoza was honored as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday (Sept. 12).
Five different Bulldogs notched at least one goal as the home team rolled to a 7-0 win over McPherson College (Kan.) on Saturday (Sept. 9). Concordia owned the shot count, 41-2, and got two goals from Okan Erkocu.
The Concordia men’s soccer team stepped on the field to face Bellevue University at a windy Papillion Landing as people lined the sideline with blankets and coats because of a fast temperature drop throughout the game.
The Bulldogs will travel for the first time to Bellevue University (Sept. 5), while returning home for a clash with McPherson College (Kan.) on Saturday (Sept. 9).
After having conceded two early goals in their first two matches, the Bulldogs locked down the Bluejays' attacking third claiming their first shutout Saturday night (Sept. 2).
Concordia let an early nightmare goal slip through against York University for the second game in a row, but once again the Bulldogs stayed unphased rattling off three unanswered.
With the first notch in their 2023 belt, Concordia will open the current week hosting two KCAC opponents starting with York University and Tabor College (Kan.).
With Graceland University (Iowa) down a man in the second half, the Bulldogs capitalized on a penalty kick by the foot of Victor Meneses (59’) kicking in a game winner on Saturday (Aug. 26).
The Concordia men’s soccer team’s quest to “go further” starts this Saturday (Aug. 26) as the defending GPAC Tournament Champion Bulldogs start with a standoff against Graceland University (Iowa).
For its exceptional work in the classroom, the Concordia Men’s Soccer program has garnered the 2022-23 College Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches. Eight Bulldogs had earned Scholar-Athlete honors this past season.
The sting of tripping up in the GPAC quarterfinals and missing the national tournament lingers, but the 2023 Bulldogs set new standards in many ways. They enjoyed an undefeated regular season and reached as high as No. 18 in the NAIA coaches' poll.
If there’s a simple catchphrase that would accurately describe the mantra for Concordia Men’s Soccer it would undoubtedly be: “go further.” The defending GPAC tournament champs hope to expand upon the successes of 2022.
The 2022 season recap booklet commemorates the 2022 GPAC championship season for Concordia Men's Soccer with photos, recaps and features from the season of glory that finished with Coach Weides' team appearing at the national tournament.
The aim in 2023 is to "go further." The Bulldogs spent the spring semester focused on maintaining the mental edge that allowed them to become champions in 2022. The spring hinted that more thrilling moments could lie ahead this fall.
Some day they will no longer be teammates or collegiate soccer players, but that day can wait. Fellow Lincoln Southwest HS alums Matt Schultz and Isaiah Shaddick are back to recapture the magic the Bulldogs enjoyed in 2022.
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.