A storybook ride for the Bulldogs will continue into the GPAC tournament championship game as they defeated Dordt, 1-0, in the semifinals on Tuesday (Nov. 8). Concordia also clinched an automatic bid to the national tournament.
For his role in last week's GPAC quarterfinal shutout win over Briar Cliff, Gabriel Mendoza has been named the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week. Mendoza made five saves in the win and improved his personal record to 6-0-1.
For the first time in program history, the Bulldogs will host a GPAC semifinal game. Concordia will welcome Dordt to Seward on Tuesday with a spot in the championship game on the line. The Bulldogs are 8-0-1 at home.
Both Daniel Campbell and Dominic Abdel-Ahad got on the board and Concordia stifled Briar Cliff's attack in a 2-0 GPAC quarterfinal win on Thursday (Nov. 3). The Bulldogs have advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2018.
After earning the GPAC's No. 2 seed, the Bulldogs are set to host seventh-seeded Briar Cliff in the conference quarterfinals on Thursday. It will mark the fourth postseason game the program has hosted since 2016.
With a chance to sew up the No. 2 seed in the GPAC, the Bulldogs gritted out a 2-1 win over Doane on Wednesday (Oct. 26). Concordia finished the regular season at 13-2-2 overall and now awaits its GPAC quarterfinal matchup next week.
Concordia clinch the GPAC's No. 2 seed by defeating Doane on Wednesday night. The contest will mark the end of the regular season for the Bulldogs, who have will celebrate their senior class prior to kickoff.
A focused Bulldog team did not overlook Presentation while earning a 9-0 win on Saturday (Oct. 22). Isaiah Shaddick got loose for a hat trick as one of six Concordia players to score in the outburst. The Bulldogs earned win No. 12.
A contest that appeared headed for a draw concluded with a feel-good moment for the Bulldogs, who celebrated a game-winning goal from Victor Meneses. His goal in the 83rd minute lifted Concordia to a 1-0 win over Briar Cliff.
The unbeaten streak was pushed to six last week as the Bulldogs tied with Hastings. The goal now is to remain inside the top two of the GPAC standings as Concordia hosts Briar Cliff and makes a visit to Presentation.
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.