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The Concordian  - September 7, 2001 

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New football coach ready to take field
By Blair Sander - Sports Editor
This year Concordia is experiencing the continuation of a football tradition as Terry Horan steps up to take over Jim Christopherson’s head coaching position.

“People sometimes throw around the phrase, ‘players coach,’” said freshman Jordan Talge. “Coach Horan is such a coach, responding to his players needs, and meshing with their personalities to inspire them to a higher level. It has been a pleasure playing for him these past weeks with more fun to come.”

Horan has been working on those skills since graduating from Concordia in 1989 and he has had a number of experiences both as assistant and head coach. 

Horan spent the early 1990s he spent time as both assistant and head coach at Breckenridge High School. 

Senior and captain, Travis Olson, then a student at Hawley High School, had a chance to play against Horan’s team.

“I could see that he was a great leader,” Olson said. “He was enthusiastic and very dedicated to football.”

In 1997 Horan came back to Concordia for a couple years to help coach and to work as recruiting coordinator. 

“Of all the coaches that recruited me,” said freshman Doug Runke, “he had the most energy and was the most friendly. I think he will get [a lot of] outstanding recruiting...he really sells the program and the coaches.”

During the 1999 and 2000 seasons Horan was back at Breckenridge before being selected as head coach of Concordia’s football program. He has been on the job since Jan. 4 2001 and plans to keep up the coaching tradition while he is here. 

“Things are going pretty well so far. There is a lot of enthusiasm in the program and everybody is working hard,” Horan said. “A couple of the big keys right now are getting healthy and finding depth.”

The team has a lot of talent, he said, and even though it is not exactly where he wants it to be, there is still plenty of time to get there. The conference does not expect much out of Concordia, but if the players can stay healthy they will be able to be competitive in a very competitive conference.

“[Putting] enthusiasm and excitement into the game is half the battle,” Horan said. “We’re up against a very good opponent [this Saturday] that has advantages practice-wise, but the kids and staff are looking to go out and give ‘em our best punch.”

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Volleyball wins with new talent, rules
By Kara Murray - The Concordian
Challenged by a new scoring system and only one returning player, Shannon Barnick, the Concordia college volleyball team flew into the season with a win over Presentation College. 

Relying on the talents of fresh recruits and transfers, the Cobbers are beginning to come together as a team. The Presentation win allows the Cobbers to start high and build up their program. 

“It is a challenge for the coaches to have a totally new team,” said freshman Sheena Berg, “but we are very enthusiastic, intense and positive, although we have a lot to learn still.”

The scoring system for college play will provide for faster, momentum filled games. One part of which includes rally scoring, where a point is awarded each play of the match. The score goes to 30 points, the winner holding a two-point lead, for the first four games. If needed, the deciding fifth game
will be played to 15, with the winner still holding a two-point lead. These new rules allow the games to move faster, but also to change the dynamics of the game. 

“Every mistake we make is a point for the other team,” Berg said. “We have to make smart plays and make sure everything gets over the net and inbounds.”

Concordia dominated the court for all three games against Presentation  College 30-16, 30-21, and 30-23. Middle hitters Kris Sather, a freshman from Fosston, Minn., and Danielle Schmiesing, from Villard, Minn., led the way for the Cobbers. Sather slammed down 12 kills during the game and Schmiesing had 10. Setter Jessica Walden, a freshman from Hawley, Minn., offered 24 assists for her team. 

“We want to meld together as a team and have fun.” Berg said.  This win is a step in the right direction for the team, but they still have a long way to go. The competition in MIAC play looks to be tough. Concordia begins MIAC play Sep. 12 against St. Catherine. Then at the end of September
the competition gets fierce with games against St. Thomas, St. Olaf, St. Mary’s and Bethel all in a row. 

One game at a time for Concordia as they travel to the Washington University tournament this weekend. 

| 2001 Cobber Men's Soccer
September 7, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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| 2001 Cobber Women's Soccer |
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| 2001 Cobber Men's Golf
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| 2001 Cobber Women's Golf
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