The Concordia University Soccer program will begin its season by receiving votes (RV) in the 2023 NAIA preseason poll. The league office announced the Bulldogs received 27 votes on Wednesday (Aug. 16) which eclipses their highest total in the 2022 season with 11 on Oct. 26.
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.
Following the 2022 season as GPAC Tournament Champions, Concordia University moved up three spots ahead of last year's preseason rankings to No. 2 overall in the 2023 GPAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league office Thursday (Aug. 10).
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 oldest collegiate men's soccer program in the state of Nebraska dates back to its first varsity season in 1972. Check out the newly updated record book that chronicles Concordia Men's Soccer, which has been led by eight head coaches.
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.
The defending GPAC tournament champions will open a new season in late August. Coach Jason Weides' program is slated to kickoff off the 2023 campaign versus Graceland University. The Bulldogs went 15-3-3 overall last 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.
More awards rolled in on Thursday (Dec. 24) as nine Bulldogs from the GPAC tournament champions were recognized as All-Midlands Team honorees by the Omaha World-Herald. Three Concordia players were placed on the primary 11-man team.
For his efforts in leading the Bulldogs to a GPAC tournament title, the record-breaking Carlos Orquiz has been named to the NAIA Men’s Soccer All-Central Region team by the United Soccer Coaches.
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.
One of the nation's most consistent men's soccer programs has returned to practice this August. Coach Jason Weides' Bulldogs are aiming to make amends for how 2019 ended.
The outcome seemed to be something of a foregone conclusion - Concordia vs. a program it hadn't beaten since 1998. Except something wild happened and the Bulldogs celebrated a title.
Head coach Jason Weides likens this to situation to simply having an extended period of summer. The onus is on the players to get better individually as they prepare for the 2020 season.
While the Bulldogs came up shy of their aim to win a GPAC title, they put 10 wins on the board and set the program up for potential future success. Many key performers will return in 2020.
A member of a GPAC tournament championship team, Toby Down recently experienced another high. His Tai Po FC professional team celebrated a Hong Kong Premier League title this May.