At one point determined to go anywhere but Concordia, Grace Soenksen wound up following in the footsteps of four of her older siblings. She's proven, however, that she is not another Esther. Grace has made her mark in her own way.
The leadership group has begun to be reshaped as the program works on building an identity for the 2022 season. Captains Allee Downing and Grace Soenksen helped lead that process as part of a productive spring for Head Coach Thomas Goines' squad.
Gritty defensive performances and one-goal games were the story in 2021 for the Bulldogs, who competed closely with everyone in the GPAC. Concordia finished 9-7-2 overall while being led by an accomplished senior class.
Just over four months since celebrating a GPAC tournament title, Concordia Women's Soccer is ready to follow it up with a talented 2021 squad. All-GPAC standouts such as Allee Downing, Mikeila Martinez and Grace Soensken return.
Faced with a major life decision, Michaela Twito chose to return to Concordia for a fifth season inside the women's soccer program. Said Twito, "This is my last chance to play competitive soccer with a team I love."
Back in April, Concordia Women's Soccer made a memorable GPAC tournament championship run behind the likes of keeper Lindsey Carley. The Bulldogs finished at 11-6-2 overall.
Factors such as team chemistry, mentality and confidence led the Bulldogs back near the top of the GPAC standings this fall. Concordia will head into the spring believing it can make a run.
After a long wait, many safety protocols and a head coaching change, the 2020 Concordia Women’s Soccer season is right around the corner.
Even with a diploma in hand, Lindsey Carley decided she wanted to see out her final season of collegiate eligibility. The accomplished goalkeeper will be back to help lead the 2020 Bulldogs.
Faith and family resonate to this day for Jennifer (Davis) Schwartz, the all-time leading goal scorer in women's soccer history. What she remembers most fondly about her Bulldog days are the relationships with teammates.