Women's soccer program places 13 Bulldogs on 2022 NAIA Scholar-Athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 28, 2022 in Women's Soccer

2022 NAIA Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Women’s Soccer program is well-represented on the list of 2022 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Thirteen Bulldogs were honored with NAIA Scholar-Athlete status, as announced on Monday (Nov. 28). That number is an increase from the nine Scholar-Athletes the program garnered for the 2021-22 academic year.

The 2022 list of women’s soccer honorees includes 1,557 student-athletes. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

Below is the list of Bulldog Scholar-Athletes. Repeat honorees for the program include Aliyah Aldama, Allee Downing, Ellie Eason, Lina Kirst, Kadyn Lane and Lisa McClain.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 2,121 entering the 2022-23 academic year. The school record for number of Scholar-Athletes in one academic year is 226 achieved in 2019-20. Concordia has been a regular national leader for both Scholar-Athletes and Scholar-Teams.

2022 Women’s Soccer NAIA Scholar-Athletes

·        Aliyah Aldama (Torrance, Calif.)

·        Lilley Barber (Overland Park, Kan.)

·        Allee Downing (Sioux City, Iowa)

·        Ellie Eason (Kirkland, Wash.)

·        Emily Howard (Overland Park, Kan.)

·        Lina Kirst (Koeln, Germany)

·        Kadyn Lane (Phoenix, Ariz.)

·        Lisa McClain (Fraser, Colo.)

·        Lauren Edmond (Gastonia, N.C.)

·        Senna McMullen (Olathe, Kan.)

·        Molly Roberts (Columbus, Neb.)

·        Taylor Slaymaker (Kearney, Neb.)

·        Katelyn Smith (Omaha, Neb.)