Five Bulldogs tabbed with All-GPAC honors

By admin on Nov. 16, 2015 in Women's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia women’s soccer team has five student-athletes who have been recognized by the GPAC. Midfielder Maria Deeter, defender Ashley Martin and keeper Chrissy Lind have received All-GPAC Second Team honors. Defender Jeanelle Condame and forward Jessica Skerston were selected to the All-GPAC Honorable Mention Team.

Deeter, a freshman from Seward, was named to the All-GPAC Second Team after starting all 21 matches for the Bulldogs. She scored six goals while assisting seven, which leads the team. Deeter’s shot on goal percentage was .537 (22-41). The freshman also received GPAC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Nov. 10 after scoring two goals in the GPAC Quarterfinal match at Briar Cliff.

Martin, a freshman from Longmont, Colo., was named to the All-GPAC Second Team after starting all 21 games for Concordia. Martin scored three goals and assisted one goal. She was a part of the back line that allowed just 16 goals this season which led the GPAC and was a CUNE program best.

Lind, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., was also named to the All-GPAC Second Team. This is the second post-season GPAC honor for the junior. Lind started 20 games and allowed just 15 goals in just under 30 hours of play this season. Lind led the GPAC in goals against average and ranked 23rd in the nation in the category (0.75). She also put up a season high 91 saves while recording a .754 save percentage. The Bulldog keeper received GPAC Defensive Player of the Week twice this season on Oct. 6 and Oct. 27.

Condame, a sophomore from Winter Springs, Fla., was named to the All-GPAC Honorable Mention Team. Condame started and played in 20 games for the Bulldogs. The defender was part of a back line that allowed a program best 16 goals on the season. Taking a majority of Concordia’s free kicks, Condame scored four goals and assisted four more, both season highs. She scored the game winning goal in the contest against Dordt on Oct. 3.

Skerston, a sophomore from St. Charles, Mo., was named to the All-GPAC Honorable Mention Team. This is the second post-season GPAC honor for the sophomore. Skerston appeared in all 21 games for Concordia. The forward led the team in shots (63) and had the second-most goals (10) and game winning goals (4) for the Bulldogs. She also assisted five more goals. Skerston was named GPAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 22 this season.

In their second-straight GPAC Championship appearance, the Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaking loss as Morningside scored in the final minutes to take a 2-1 lead.  The Concordia women’s soccer team finished the season 13-6-2, 6-4-1 GPAC.