Blanck and Ross highlight 2011 All-GPAC Team

Mallorie Blanck and Kelly Ross highlighted the 2011 GPAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team which was released on Monday.  Both Blanck and Ross earned second team All-GPAC recognition, while Ariel Harris, Rachel Gordon, Jamie Sanchez and Molly Humlicek were honorable mention selections for the Bulldogs. 

Despite missing the final part of the season due to injury, Blanck (Manhattan, Kan.) still led Concordia with nine goals on the season.  She also added an assist for a total of 19 points.  Blanck had a team-high 54 shots with 24 on goal during the 2011 season.  She also added three game-winning goals.   

Ross (Calgary, Alberta) finished with one goal and a team-best six assists for the Bulldogs this year.  The senior totaled 53 shots (second on team) with 24 shots on goal and was a leader for the Bulldogs at the midfield position. 

Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) finished her Bulldog career with a solid year in goal.  Harris was 9-8-1 on the year with five shutouts.  She totaled 87 saves and finished with a 1.97 goals against average in 2011. 

Gordon, a freshman from Lincoln, appeared in 18 games with 16 starts in her first season.  She totaled one goal and two assists from the midfield position.  Sanchez (Lincoln, Neb.) battled an injury during the second half of the year but still finished second on the team with seven goals scored.  She also added four assists (second on team) for a total of 18 points.  Humlicek, another senior from Lincoln, started 18 games for Concordia in 2011.  She finished with totals of two goals and one assist on the year. 

Concordia was 9-9-1 overall and 6-4 in conference play this season.  The Bulldogs advanced to the semi-finals of the GPAC Tournament.