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2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
November 20, 2008

Picture of the Week: Jenna Green goes for a loose ball in the Cobbers' NCAA Region Championship Match vs. St. Ben's Concordia advanced past the second round in the national playoffs for the first time in program history. (Photo courtesy of Greg Smith)


Welcome to the Cobber athletics newsletter. Each week we will post the news items from the in-season Concordia teams.

This Week's Cobber Athletics Calendar | MIAC Weekly Notebook


Cobber Postseason Honorees

Volleyball: Abby Scheel - All-American

Abby Scheel & Anna Tinkham - All-Region

Men's Soccer: Justin Foss - ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Justin Foss & Marco Riboli - MIAC All-Conference

Women's Soccer: Sam Johnson, Abby Habein & Sue Obermiller - All-MIAC


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Men's Basketball: vs. UM-Morris - Nov. 18, 2008


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November 20, 2008

Top Note
Men's Soccer

- Concordia senior forward Justin Foss (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team on Wednesday. He is the first player in program history to achieve that honor and the sixth Concordia athlete in the past three years to earn Academic All-American honors. Foss carries a 3.58 grade point average while majoring in Psychology. On the field Foss had a career year in 2008. He finished the season with 15 goals and two assists for 32 points. His goal total is the second highest in school history and his point total is fourth best in program history.


Football (6-4/5-3 MIAC - beat Gustavus 27-21)
- Concordia senior running back Cory Johnson (Moorhead, Minn.) gained 94 yards on 18 carries in the Cobbers’ 27-21 win over Gustavus on Saturday. The 94 yards pushed Johnson over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Johnson finished the year with 1,028 rushing yards and becomes the sixth player in program history to run for over 1,000 yards in a single season. He ended his career with a school-record 3,452 rushing yards.

- Senior wide receiver Nick Alton (Miltona, Minn./Parkers Prairie HS) caught five passes in the win over the Gusties. That helped Alton record 45 receptions for the season and 100 for his career. He becomes the sixth player in school history to reach the 100-reception mark for a career.

- The Cobbers finished the season 5-3 in the MIAC and tied for second place in the league standings. It marks the third time in the past five years that Concordia has finished in the top two in the final conference standings.


Volleyball (22-6/8-3 MIAC - beat Loras 3-2 NCAA 1st Round/

beat UW-La Crosse 3-0 NCAA 2nd Round/

lost to St. Ben's 3-1 NCAA Region Championship)

National Ranking - 18th in the latest AVCA Poll
- The Concordia volleyball recorded program history last weekend when they earned a spot in the NCAA Regional Championship Match. The Cobbers had never before advanced farther than the second round of the NCAA Tournament and made it to the regional final on Saturday. CC was making its school-record sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

- Cobber senior Abby Scheel (Fergus Falls, Minn./Hillcrest Academy) was named to the AVCA All-American Honorable Mention Team. It marks the seventh time in the past five seasons that a member of the Cobber volleyball team has earned All-American honors. Last year Michelle Honek earned All-American Honorable Mention honors.

- Scheel and fellow senior Anna Tinkham (Fisher, Minn.) earned AVCA All-Region honors. Scheel was named to the All-Region First Team and Tinkham earned All-Region Honorable mention honors. Scheel finished her career sixth on the school’s all-time block list with 330 total blocks. Tinkham is the school’s all-time dig leader. She ended her four seasons with 1,275 career digs.


Men's Soccer (9-9-0/3-7-0 MIAC - End of Season)
- Concordia senior forward Justin Foss (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team on Wednesday. He is the first player in program history to achieve that honor and the sixth Concordia athlete in the past three years to earn Academic All-American honors. Foss carries a 3.58 grade point average while majoring in Psychology. On the field Foss had a career year in 2008. He finished the season with 15 goals and two assists for 32 points. His goal total is the second highest in school history and his point total is fourth best in program history.

- Foss was also named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team. He led the MIAC in goals in conference games this season (9). He scored at least two goals in four of the last six games of the season and had at least one score in eight of the final ten games.

- Cobber sophomore Marco Riboli (Bergamo, Italy) was named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. It is the first time in his career he has earned postseason honors. He led the league in assists with seven.


Women's Soccer (12-5-3/6-3-2 MIAC - End of Season)
- The Cobbers had three players earn MIAC postseason honors it was announced by the league office earlier in the week. Concordia has now had 18 players earn All-Conference honors in the past four seasons.

- Concordia sophomore forward Sam Johnson (So., Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) was named to the All-MIAC First Team. She led the team in scoring with nine goals and two assists for 20 points. She now has 47 points in her first two seasons.

- Sophmore midfielder Abby Habein (So., Billings, Mont./Billings Senior HS) also earned first team honors. She led the team in assists with nine and finished the year with 15 total points.


Men's Cross Country  (20th at NCAA Regional Meet)

- Concordia ended the year by finishing 20th at the NCAA Central Region Meet. The Cobbers were led by sophomore Tom Sederquist (Moorhead, Minn.) who finished 46th at the region meet. Last year Sederquist finished 106th at the region meet.


Women's Cross Country   (14th at NCAA Regional Meet)
- Cobber sophomore Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) finished 16th at the NCAA Central Region Meet on Saturday. She ran a 23:03.5 and was less than 30 seconds away from finishing in the top six at the meet.


Men's Basketball (1-0 - beat UM-Morris 71-65)

- Concordia head coach Rich Glas earned a win in his first game as head coach for the Cobbers on Tuesday. Glas, who is coaching in his 29th career season after spending 18 seasons at the University of North Dakota, recorded his 491st career victory against UM-Morris in CC’s 71-65 season-opening win.

- Sophomore forward John Fraase (Bismarck, N.D./Century HS) scored a career-high 24 points in his first career start against UM-Morris on Tuesday. He was 8-for-14 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the foul line. He also added nine rebounds.

- Darrin Olmscheid (So., Buffalo, Minn.) recorded his first career double-double in CC’s win over UM-Morris. He had 11 points and 11 rebounds and also finished with three steals.


Women's Basketball (0-0)

- Concordia opens the season by playing at Hope College (Mich.) on Friday. Hope is currently ranked eighth in the D3hoops.com preseason poll. Hope won the NCAA DIII national Championship in 2006 and is the preseason favorite to win the MIAA.


Men's Hockey (0-6-0/0-2-0 MIAC - lost to Hamline 9-3/3-0)

- Concordia dropped a pair of games over the weekend to Hamline in the conference opener for both teams. The Cobbers’ lost 9-3 on Friday but outshot the Pipers 34-30.

- Concordia senior forward Ryan Clukey (Moorhead, Minn.) leads the MIAC in power play points. Clukey has one goal and three assists on the power play in CC’s first six games.


Women's Hockey (3-1-0 - beat Hamline 4-1/3-2)

- Concordia opened the MIAC season by sweeping Hamline last weekend. The Cobbers are now 3-1 on the season and off to their best start since the 2002-03 campaign when they went 6-0 to start the year. Last season CC was 0-5 in their first five games.

- Cobber freshman Rachel Stevenson (Buffalo, Minn.) has scored two of the three game-winning goals for CC. She leads the MIAC in game-winning goals. She also leads the team in goals scored for the year.

- CC sophomore goalie Julie York (Bismarck, N.D.) is second in the MIAC in save percentage this season. She has a .967 save percentage and a 1.68 goals against average.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Thursday, November 20, 2008
WR - at St. Olaf - 7 p.m.

Friday, November 21, 2008
SW&D - at St. Thomas - 6 p.m.

WBB - at Hope (Mich.) - 7 p.m.

WH - at home vs. St. Mary's - 7 p.m. | Live Audio

MH - at St. Mary's - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, November 22, 2008
WR - Cobber Open - 9 a.m.

SW&D - at Macalester Invite - 10 a.m.

WBB - at Hope Tournament - Noon p.m.

WH - at home vs. St. Mary's - 2 p.m. | Live Audio

MH - at St. Mary's - 2:05 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
WBB - at home vs. MSU Moorhead - 5:30 p.m. | Live Video | Live Stats

MBB - at home vs. MSU Moorhead - 7:30 p.m. | Live Video | Live Stats

 

     

 

 

 

   

    

                  

   

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