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2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
December 17, 2008

Picture of the Week: The entire staff of the Concordia athletics department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to another great year when play resumes in 2009!


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

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December 17, 2008

Top Note
Women's Soccer
- Concordia had three players named to the NSCAA All-Central Region Team. Sophomore Abby Habein (Billings, Mont./Billings Senior HS) was named to the All-Region First Team while fellow sophomores Sam Johnson (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) and Susan Obermiller (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) were placed on the All-Region Second Team. The three helped Concordia advance to their sixth straight MIAC playoff appearance and fifth straight conference championship game.


Football

- Concordia junior defensive tackle Travis Aufderheide (New Ulm, Minn.) was named to the D3football.com All-Region Second Team. Aufderheide, who was named the Mike Stam Award winner in the MIAC, had 4.5 sacks and 8.0 tackles for a loss in the team's 10 overall games. In conference play Aufderheide had 4.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for a loss. He was fourth in the league in sacks and tied for seventh in tackles for a loss.


Women's Soccer
- Concordia had three players named to the NSCAA All-Central Region Team. Sophomore Abby Habein (Billings, Mont./Billings Senior HS) was named to the All-Region First Team while fellow sophomores Sam Johnson (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) and Susan Obermiller (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) were placed on the All-Region Second Team. The three helped Concordia advance to their sixth straight MIAC playoff appearance and fifth straight conference championship game.

- Concordia received the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. The Cobbers carried a team grade point average of 3.40 and were one of five teams in the MIAC to earn the award. A total of 370 soccer teams (107 men's teams, 263 women's teams) in all NCAA and NAIA divisions posted team GPAs of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale to earn NSCAA Team Academic Award honors.

The Cobbers were one of 63 institutions in the nation that had both their men's and women's programs recognized.


Men's Soccer
- Concordia received the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. The Cobbers carried a team grade point average of 3.04 and were one of five teams in the MIAC to earn the award. A total of 370 soccer teams (107 men's teams, 263 women's teams) in all NCAA and NAIA divisions posted team GPAs of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale to earn NSCAA Team Academic Award honors.

The Cobbers were one of 63 institutions in the nation that had both their men's and women's programs recognized.


Men's Basketball (3-5/1-3 MIAC - beat Hamline 77-66)

- Concordia earned their first MIAC win of the season on Saturday against Hamline. The Cobbers downed the Pipers 77-66 and shot shot 50.0% (13-for-26) from 3-point range for the game. CC entered the game ninth in the MIAC in shooting from behind the arc. The Cobbers were only shooting 31.4% from long range and had only shot better than 37.0% from 3-point range once in the first seven games of the season. The 50.0% from behind the arc is a season high and the 13 made 3-point field goals ties the most by a Cobber team since 2003-04 season when made 15 shots from long range against Mayville State.

- Cobber freshman guard Eric Hartmann (Alexandria, Minn./Jefferson HS) had a career-high 16 points against hamline. He was a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range. He entered the game with only three made 3-point shots in the first seven games of the year.

- Concordia first-year head coach Rich Glas now has 493 career wins. Glas is coaching in his 29th overall season in collegiate basketball and has a career record of 493-307.


Women's Basketball (4-3/3-1 MIAC - beat Hamline 77-73)

- Concordia beat Hamline 77-73 on Saturday to finish the 2008 portion of their MIAC schedule with a 3-1 record. It marks the third time in the past four seasons that Concordia has entered the holiday break with a 3-1 record in conference play.

- Against the Pipers the Cobber bench held a 38-15 advantage over their counterparts from Hamline. In the past three games CC's reserves have outscored their foes by a 103-38 combined margin.

- Concordia is currently second in the MIAC in steals in conference games this season. The Cobbers are averaging 13.50 steals per and have now posted double-digit steal totals in the past four games.


Men's Hockey (1-10-2/0-5-1 MIAC - lost at St. John's 8-3/

lost at St. John's 3-2)

- Concordia freshman forward Marc Harrie (Fargo, N.D.) had a goal in each of the Cobbers’ games with St. John’s this weekend. Harrie now has four goals and six assists on the season and is tied for second place on the team in goals scored.

- Heading into the Christmas break the Cobbers have three players with at least 10 points on the season. CC is led by senior Alec Holen (Thief River Falls, Minn.) who has five goals and seven assists for 12 points. Holen also leads the team in goals and assists. He also has eight points in conference play and is tied for third place in the MIAC in overall points.

- The Cobbers are tied for second in the MIAC in fewest penalty minutes taken. The Cobbers are only averaging 13.0 penalty minutes per game in their six conference games this season. That is in sharp contrast to last season when CC was second in the league in penalty minutes with an average of 20.1 per game.


Women's Hockey (6-2-0/5-1-0 MIAC - Did Not Play)


Swimming & Diving (beat UM-Morris 145-83)

- Concordia won their second straight dual meet of the season on Friday and is now 2-2 in dual meets this season. The Cobbers beat UM-Morris 145-83 to finish of the 2008 portion of their schedule.

- For the second straight meet Cobber freshman Katie Coleman won two individual events. Against the Cougars on Friday Coleman won the 1650-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke against Morris. She recorded a time of 19:48.66 in the 1650 and won the event by almost a full minute. In the 200-yard backstroke she finished in a time of 2:26.27 and won by a full two seconds.

- Concordia will be taking their biannual training trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. The Cobbers will head down to San Juan after Christmas and spend a week working out in a brand new pool at the swimming complex. CC will face Iowa State in a dual meet on Jan. 1 in San Juan.


Wrestling (competed at St. Cloud State Husky Open)

- Concordia finished off the 2008 portion of their schedule by competing at the St. Cloud State Husky Open on Saturday. The Cobbers had six wrestlers place in the top six of their individual weight classes at the meet. CC also had 11 athletes post at least two victories at the meet.

- The Cobbers were led by All-American Tony Neumann (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) who lost his opening match but then rattled off five straight wins and finished third in the 197-lb weight class. Neumann, who is currently ranked second in the nation in his weight class in the latest Brute-Adidas National Coaches Poll, improved his overall season record to 17-4.

- Concordia has eight wrestlers with at least 10 wins on the year. CC had four wrestlers post at least four wins at the Husky Open. Besides Neumann, Ben Anderson (So., Frazee, Minn.), Justin Berns (So., Perham, Minn.) and Lane Lunde (Jr., West Fargo, N.D.) also won at least four bouts. Anderson went 5-2 and finished fifth in the 141-lb weight class. He is currently ranked fourth in the nation in the weight class and is now 15-6 on the year. Berns was 4-2 at 149 and upped his team-leading win total to 18 on the year. He is now 18-6 for the season. Lunde was 4-2 at 157 and is now 13-6 for the season. He won his first three matches of the meet but then fell in the semifinals.

- The Cobbers are currently ranked 21st in the latest Brute-Adidas National Coaches Poll. Concordia also has four wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in individual weight classes. Last year's All-American Tony Neumann is the highest ranked CC wrestlers at No.2 at 197. Ben Anderson is ranked fourth at 141, while Lane Lunde is seventh at 157 and undefeated sophomore Phil Moenkedick (Perham, Minn.) is eighth at 184.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Saturday, December 27, 2008 - Concordia HS Holiday Basketball Tournament
Noon - Barnesville vs. Menahga
1:45 p.m. - Park Christian vs. Rothsay
3:15 p.m. - Norman Cty East vs. Lake Park-Audubon
4:45 p.m. - Wheaton vs. New York Mills
6:15 p.m. - Brandon-Evansville vs. Ulen-Hitterdal

Monday, December 29, 2008 - Concordia HS Holiday Basketball Tournament
10:00 a.m. - Park Christian vs. Lake Park-Audubon
11:45 a.m. - New York Mills vs. Ulen-Hitterdal
1:15 p.m. - Menahga vs. Rothsay
2:45 p.m. - Barnesville vs. Brandon-Evansville
4:15 p.m. - Norman County East vs. Wheaton

Monday, December 29, 2008
MBB - at home vs. Nebraska Wesleyan - 7 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Concordia HS Holiday Basketball Tournament
Noon - Ulen-Hitterdal vs. Menahga
1:45 p.m. - New York Mills vs. Barnesville
3:15 p.m. - Lake Park-Audubon vs. Wheaton
4:45 p.m. - Rothsay vs. Norman County East
6:15 p.m. - Brandon-Evansville vs. Park Christian

Thursday, January 1, 2009
SW&D - vs. Iowa State at San Juan Puerto Rico - 8 a.m.

Friday, January 2, 2009
WH - at Concordia (Wis.) - 7 p.m.


Saturday, January 3, 2008
WR - at Blue Hawk Classic at Dickinson State - 9 a.m.
WBB - at home vs. Bethel - 1 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

WH - at Concordia (Wis.) - 2 p.m.

MBB - at home vs. Bethel - 3 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

MH - at St. John's (Non-Conference) - 7 p.m. | Live Audio

Sunday, January 4, 2009
WH - at St. Olaf - 2 p.m.

Monday, January 5, 2008
WBB - at home vs. Augsburg - 5:45 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

MBB - at home vs. Augsburg - 730 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

 

     

 

 

 

   

    

                  

   

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