Anderson Plays in All-Star Game
Offensive tackle John Anderson ’10, Cambridge, Minn., participated in the first Division III Classic All-Star game on Dec. 5 in Salem, Va. The game replaced the annual Aztec Bowl and was played on the same field as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl – the championship game for NCAA Division III. Anderson helped the Cobbers to a 5-5 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the MIAC.
Update the Jake Campaign Underway
Dr. Larry Papenfuss, director of athletics, announced plans for a $5 million upgrade to the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex. The project, Update the Jake, will focus on the installation of 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 improved access and parking for the entire complex. The project will be entirely funded by private donations and already has $1.4 million in pledges and verbal commitments.
Men’s Soccer Makes Huge Strides
The Cobber men’s soccer team had the biggest turnaround of any fall sports team in 2009. Head coach Dan Weiler’s crew finished with an 11-6-1 record and a 6-3-1 mark in conference play. Concordia tied for fourth place in the MIAC final standings but lost out on a playoff berth due to the tie-breaking procedure. The Cobbers finished the season unbeaten in their final 10 games. They finished the year without allowing a goal in the final eight games – a streak that lasted more than 758 minutes, the third longest streak in MIAC men’s soccer history.
Green Named All-American
Volleyball player Jenna Green ’12, Dilworth, Minn., earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention distinctions. The 10th Concordia player in the past seven years to be named an All-American, Green helped the Cobbers to a 14-10 record and a ninth consecutive trip to the MIAC playoffs.