#25 Vanessa Kowalski
Midfielder/Forward - M/F
Height: 5-7
Hometown: Marshfield, Wis.
High School: Marshfield H.S. ('06)
Major: Chemistry/Spanish


Cobber Career Highlights

2008 - Started 5 of the 20 games played for the Cobbers...tallied 2 goals...held a .750 shot on goal percentage.

2007 - Played in 14 games for the Cobbers...scored 5 goals and tallied 2 assists.

2006 - Appeared in 19 games for Concordia...scored first career goal and notched first career assist

_______________The KOWALSKI File

Nickname: Nessa, Ness, V

Place I would most like to visit: Australia

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite Restaurant: El Mezcal

Favorite movies: The Breakfast Club, Office Space,

V for Vendetta

Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, The Office

Favorite music groups: Augustana

Favorite book: Da Vinci Code

Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving

One thing I can't live without: Food

Best class ever taken at Concordia: Hitlers Germany

The three people I would most like to meet: Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Pele

Nobody knows how much I like to: Sing in the shower

The biggest influence on my soccer career: My dad

If I were to play another sport, it would be: Rugby

Favorite pro sports team: Minnesota Twins

My dream job is: Pharmacist in a hospital or clinic

Before each game I: Listen to Music

What is your greatest fear? Brazillian Rice and Beans

What was the first CD you ever owned? Ace of Base

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Sky dive

If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: Amazing Race

The best thing about Fargo-Moorhead is: The bitter cold

This summer I: took a class at NDSU and studied for the PCAT

Favorite part of practice or game day: Circle time

My favorite thing about Concordia: my teammates

Favorite Coach Weiler quote: "This is a three ring circus...1, 2, 3"  (while pointing to the refs)


Three-Time All Conference Honoree, plus All-Conference Honorable Mention as a freshman at Marshfield HS...daughter of Brad and Marry Kowalski...sisters Kristy and Sheryl...hobbies include watching movies, reading, playing sports with friends, spending time with friends and family...plans on attending grad school for pharmacy.

Why Did You Choose to Come to Concordia? “Good academic program, received academic scholarship and a chance to play soccer."

What do you like best about Concordia? "The People"