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October 22, 2009
Update the Jake
- Concordia-Moorhead Athletic Director Dr. Larry Papenfuss announced plans for a $5 million upgrade to the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex. The project, named "Update the Jake", will focus on putting artificial turf on the football field and baseball diamond, lights for the football stadium, a new locker room for the football and women's soccer teams, upgrades to the soccer field and baseball diamond and improved access and parking for the entire complex. The project will be entirely funded by private donations and already has $1.2 million in pledges and verbal commitments. Details
Cobber Athletic Hall of Fame
- Concordia-Moorhead inducted four former athletes and a groundbreaking coach into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. This year’s Hall of Fame class included Collette Folstad who the first coach of the Cobber women’s basketball program from 1974 to 1980. Joining Collette was Tim Tingelstad ’82, who was a three-time All-MIAC performer, and Academic-All-American in golf, Kris (DeBoer) Smith ’89 who was a six-time All-American in track and field, Mike Hassman ’91, who was a first team All-American and still holds the school record for most career points and Dave Klug ’80, who was a football All-American, was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and has been a Cobber assistant coach since 1988. Details
Football (2-4/0-4 MIAC - Lost at home vs Augsburg 27-20 OT)
- Concordia sophomore quarterback Mike Dunham (Willmar, Minn.) entered the game in the fourth quarter in the Cobbers' 27-20 overtime loss to Augsburg on Saturday and promptly threw for 244 yards and two TD's. In one quarter of play he was 19-for-35 for 244 yards. He also ran for 34 yards. His 244 yards of passing is believed to be a Cobber one-quarter record. His 35 passing attempts in the fourth quarter is a one-quarter record for CC.
- In Concordia’s four conference games, the Cobbers are averaging 103.0 yards on the ground and 217.8 passing yards per game. Overall the team is averaging 128.8 yards on the ground and 192.5 yards in the air. The last time a Cobber team averaged more passing yards than rushing yards was back in 2000.
Volleyball (12-7/5-3 MIAC - lost at Augsburg 3-2/lost vs. St. Olaf 3-1 )
National Ranking - 22nd in the latest AVCA National Poll
- Concordia dropped a pair of key conference matches in the last week and is now 5-3 in league play. It is the first time since the 2004 season that the team has lost back-to-back regular season conference matches.
- Concordia is second in the MIAC in kills in conference matches. In the team's eight league games they have recorded 946 winners and are averaging 13.14 per game.
Men's Soccer (9-6-0/5-3-0 MIAC - beat Jamestown 5-0)
- Concordia beat Jamestown 5-0 on Tuesday and has now won seven straight games. The seven-game winning streak is the longest in program history.
- Concordia goalie Mads Schmidt (Sr., Rodding, Denmark) has posted five consecutive shutouts and has six total on the year. He also lowered his goals against average to under 1.00 for the season. Schmidt now has a 0.93 GAA. Schmidt also scored a goal against Jamestown on Tuesday when he came up to score on a penalty kick. It is the first time in program history that a Cobber goalie has scored a goal.
Women's Soccer (14-0-0/8-0-0 MIAC - beat UW-Eau Claire 4-0)
National Ranking - 7th in the latest NSCAA National Poll
- Concordia broke into the top 10 in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national poll. The Cobbers are ranked seventh which is the highest the team has ever been ranked in the national poll. Concordia is also ranked first in the initial NCAA North Region ranking poll which determines NCAA Tournament selection.
- The Cobbers are now one of only three unbeaten and untied teams in the 414 schools that make up NCAA Division III women’s soccer. CC is joined by Trinity (Tex.) and Williams (Mass.) as the only unblemished teams in the nation.
- Cobber freshman goalie Ali Nelson (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) has only allowed four goals in her 13 game splayed this season. She has a goals against average of 0.32 and is currently ranked sixth in the nation in that category. She is also ranked ninth in save percentage with a mark of 90.1%.
Men's Cross Country (won the Cobber Invite)
- Concordia won its first meet of the season by capturing the Cobber Invite on Friday. The Cobbers placed four runners in the top 10 of the meet and had 11 in the top 20.
- Junior Paul Lillehaugen (Moorhead, Minn.) was the top Concordia finisher in the Cobber Invite. Lillehaugen ran a 28:22.3 and finished in fourth place. His time was a career best.
Women's Cross Country (won the Cobber Invite)
- Concordia placed four runners in the top six at the Cobber Invite and captured the overall team championship. CC finished with a final team score of 25 which was over 20 points clear of runner-up St. Scholastica.
- Cobber junior Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) continued to shake off an early-season leg injury and finished second in the meet with a time of 23:58.9.
Men's Golf (finished 4th at the MIAC Championship Meet)
Women's Golf (finished 6th at the MIAC Championship Meet)