Omaha World-Herald news article
SEWARD, Neb. – As a reward for their performances throughout the fall, five Bulldogs have been named to the 2022 NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Midlands Women’s Soccer Team, as announced by the Omaha World-Herald on Saturday (Dec. 24). Kierstynn Garner and Grace Soenksen represented the Concordia University Women’s Soccer program on the primary 11-person team chosen by the Omaha news outlet. Meanwhile, three Bulldogs garnered honorable mention status: Allee Downing, Ellie Eason and Kalie Ward. They helped Concordia to an overall record of 10-6-2 in 2022.
2022 Concordia All-Midlands honorees
Kierstynn Garner, F
2022 – 18 games (18 starts), 8 goals (5 game winners), 1 assist; Second Team All-GPAC.
Grace Soenksen, D
2022 – 18 games (18 starts), 1 goal, 1 assist; First Team All-GPAC.
Allee Downing, D (HM)
2022 – 18 games (18 starts), 1 assist; CSC Academic All-District.
Ellie Eason, MF (HM)
2022 – 18 games (18 starts), 4 goals (1 game winner), 1 assist; Honorable Mention All-GPAC; CSC Academic All-District.
Kalie Ward, D (HM)
2022 – 16 games (15 starts), 64 saves, 1.03 GAA, .800 save %, 4 shutouts, 8-6-2 record.
2022 NAIA/NCAA D-III All-Midlands Team (Omaha World-Herald)
F - Kierstynn Garner, Concordia
F - Naomi Pedroza, Hastings
F - Sami Reding, Bellevue
F - Michaela Thompson, Doane
MF - Ximena Jauregui, Bellevue
MF - Brittany Llames, Midland
* MF - Dekota Schubert, Hastings
D - Mikayla Chase, Midland
D - Megan Lampe, Hastings
D - Grace Soenksen, Concordia
GK - Jenn Amaro, Bellevue
Honorable mention: Bellevue: Sinai Bernal, Claudia Gallegos, Millie Hopkisson, Ella Pelletier, Emma Stock. College of Saint Mary: Abbie Anderson, Kylie Anderson, Jimena Estrada Gomez. Concordia: Allee Downing, Ellie Eason, Kalie Ward. Doane: McKenna Rathbun, Jenna Tardiff. Hastings: Eva Dunker, Sofie Jackson-Pedersen, Dulce Lopez, Miley Prine, Julia Vilanova. Midland: Ariana Flores, Bailey Locano, Hannah Tillison. Nebraska Wesleyan: Megan Cooper, Hannah Rhodes. UNK: Cammie Davis, Raegan Downham, Dolcie Hanlon, Emma Middleton. Wayne State: Reagan Allen, Olivia Bollman, Chloe Schlines, Abby Sutton, Annika Syvrud. York: Jacky Cervanes-Cruz, Alexa Moreno.
* - honorary captain