While the season ended abruptly, the 2023 Concordia Volleyball team achieved great heights in rising to No. 1 in the NAIA coaches' poll, setting a program record for win percentage and sharing the GPAC regular season title.
The third and most consequential meeting this season between Concordia and Midland went the way of the Warriors. The GPAC rival outperformed the Bulldogs in serve and pass and sent Concordia home at 25-4 overall.
A group of four Bulldogs from the 2023 Concordia Volleyball team have been named NAIA West Central Region honorees by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. First team accolades went to Bree Burtwistle, Gabi Nordaker and Camryn Opfer.
The first two sets were a battle, but the fourth-ranked Bulldogs persevered and won in a sweep over No. 21 Montana Western on Wednesday (Nov. 29). As a program, Concordia has won 12 matches all-time at the national tournament.
Whatever the end result, emotions will run high for a group of Bulldogs who have been instrumental in the most successful period in the history of Concordia Volleyball. It's time for one last final site experience for nine Bulldogs.
Only one program nationally landed more student-athletes than Concordia on the list of 2023 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Eighteen Bulldogs earned Scholar-Athlete status, including 11 repeat award winners.
Pool assignments for the 2023 NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament have been locked in. As the No. 4 overall seed, the Bulldogs landed in Pool D along with Midland and Montana Western.
In making its final home appearance of 2023, fourth-ranked Concordia took care of business and advanced to the final site of the NAIA National Championship tournament. Camryn Opfer supplied 11 kills as the Bulldogs defeated Judson.
One of three Bulldogs to earn First Team All-GPAC accolades, Bree Burtwistle has been named the GPAC Setter of the Year. She was joined on the league's first team by teammates Gabi Nordaker and Camryn Opfer.
While making the program's sixth all-time national tournament appearance, Concordia Volleyball will host Judson in the NAIA Opening Round. Match time is set for 1 p.m. CT on Saturday from Friedrich Arena.
October 14, 2015, was a big day for the Concordia volleyball program. The Bulldogs stunned undefeated and second-ranked Midland while remaining in the hunt for a GPAC title.
Senior-to-be Tara Callahan and her teammates are quite determined not to let the current situation halt the momentum of the volleyball program. Callahan appears primed for a special senior season.
Her two-year run as a graduate assistant at Concordia made Abby Saehler realize coaching was right for her. Now the former Bulldog is helping build the program at Grand Canyon.
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The 2019 Concordia volleyball team surpassed all expectations and set new standards for the program by reaching the national round of 16 and by finishing at No. 14 in the NAIA postseason poll.
Freshman Kalee Wiltfong has received plenty of support from her family, which is proud to see her repping Bulldog blue, just like her older brother Riley and sister-in-law Taylor used to do in the recent past.
By embracing the idea of 'being the woman,' Emmie Noyd's career has taken off and has helped lift Concordia volleyball to new heights. The first team All-GPAC performer now gets set for an appearance at nationals.
The 2019 Concordia volleyball team has made history as the first in program history to advance all the way to the final site of the NAIA National Championship. The announcement came on Monday (Nov. 18).
The process of seeing out a vision for Bulldog volleyball is ongoing for a program guided by head coach Ben Boldt. Concordia is working to embrace the motto 'this is us' and take ownership of everything good and bad.
Ben and Angie Boldt feel right at home on the volleyball courts of Nebraska. The husband-wife coaching duo got its start working as students for John Cook at Nebraska. The Nebraska foundation is their foundation.