SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University women’s soccer team welcomed nearly 100 elementary students to campus for a free youth clinic on April 2. Head coach Greg Henson’s staff and players served as hosts for an event that rotated participants among stations set up throughout Bulldog Stadium. The clinic was well received by the surrounding community.
“It was a great opportunity for us to give back to the Seward community,” Henson said. “We wanted to create some excitement for the game of soccer within the area while making it a fun experience for the kids. I know our student-athletes really enjoyed being able to make an impact upon young soccer players. In turn we hope these types of outreach functions will lend to continued support for our soccer program.”
The Concordia women’s soccer program has excelled on and off the field, particularly in recent seasons. Over the past two years, the Bulldogs have gone a combined 28-9-6 with two appearances in the GPAC tournament championship game, including the 2014 conference tournament title season. The 2014 team became the first in program history to crack the top 25 national rankings and to reach the national tournament.
In the classroom, the 2013-14 Bulldog team produced a collective GPA of 3.75, highest among all 586 women’s soccer programs across the NAIA and all levels of the NCAA. That same team also led the NAIA in number of scholar-athletes. Concordia women’s soccer has been a regular as both an NAIA scholar-team and on the list of winners of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award.