The Concordia University men’s soccer team will look to bounce back following a challenging 2009 season. The Bulldogs went 4-13-1 overall last year with a 2-9-1 record in conference play. Concordia was selected 11th in the GPAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
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.