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Fall 2000 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up

Women's Golf wins 6th straight MIAC title

Football posts a 4-6 record, 4-5 in the MIAC
Concordia College defensive end Mark Hankel (Sr., Mapleton, ND, Oak Grove H.S.) was named the Most Outstanding Lineman (Stam Award) in the MIAC for the 2000 season. Hankel, who recorded 12.5 sacks this year, ended his career with a school record 36 sacks. Hankel was also named to the All-MIAC First Team for the second consecutive year. Joining Hankel on the All-MIAC first team were offensive lineman Joel Nelson (Fargo, ND, Fargo South H.S.) and linebacker Joel Vettleson (Richmond, MN, Rocori-Cold Spring H.S.). Both Nelson and Vettleson were All-MIAC second team selections in 1999.

All-MIAC Second Team selection for the Cobbers were wide receiver Adam Strainer (Sr., East Helena, MT, Helena H.S.) and defensive backs Dan Tollefson (Sr., Madison, MN, Lac Qui Parle Valley H.S.) and Eric Wold (Sr., Fargo, ND, Fargo South H.S.). It is the second time for Strainer to be named to the All-MIAC Second Team while Tollefson and Wold are receiving the honor for the first time.

Volleyball posts 18-17 record, 6-5 in the MIAC
Sam Scariano (Sr., Billings, MT) was selected to the 2000 MIAC All-Conference volleyball first team. Scariano was among the league leaders in kills and blocks, and led Cobbers in each category. It is the second year that Scariano has been placed on an All-MIAC team, last year she was voted to the second team. The Cobbers also placed senior Stacy Davis (Wadena, MN) on the All-MIAC second team. Davis was second on the team in kills and third in blocks. Davis was named Academic All-MIAC in 1998 and 1999 however this is her first year she has received All-MIAC recognition.

Men's Cross Country
Concordia finished in sixth place at the MIAC Championship Meet. The Cobbers were led by junior Brian Stotts (Maple Grove, MN) who finished 21st and missed earning All-MIAC honors by six places. The top five Concordia finishers all crossed the finish line within 50 seconds of each other. The next meet for the Cobbers is November 11th when they travel to Waverly, IA to compete in the NCAA Central Region Meet.

Women's Cross Country
The NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships were hosted by  Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.  Concordia sent their first women‚s team delegation to the national meet since 1990, and returned home with a 20th place finish.  Heidi Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND) capped her Cobber cross country career with a team-leading 44th place. Also competing were; Katie Martin (So., Bozeman, MT) in 71st place,  Heather Brendan (Sr., Minot ND) in 141st place, Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, MN) in 147th place, Lisa Owen (Fr., Minot, ND) in 196th place,  Heather Shulstad (So., Fargo, ND) in 208th place  and Emily Judd (Billings, MT,) in 210th place. Coach Marv Roeske was named MIAC Coach of the Year.

Men's Soccer posts 9-7-2 record, 5-4-1 in the MIAC
Chance Buzzell (Jr., Anoka, MN) was selected to the MIAC All-Conference team. Buzzell was a co-captain for the Cobbers this year, and was one of the team's leading scorers on the season. He finished the season with five goals and two assists, and helped anchor the middle of a young Concordia team. First year goalkeeper Kris Overby (Fargo, ND) was selected as Honorable Mention All-MIAC. On the season Overby recorded 7 shutouts, one shy of the school record, and led the league in shutouts and minutes played.

Women's Soccer posts 8-8 record, 3-7 in the MIAC
Jordi Kortan (Sr., Moorhead, MN) was selected to the MIAC All-Conference team. Kortan was a co-captain for the Cobbers this year, and led the team in scoring in league play. She finished the season with 12 goals and 9 assissts. It is the second straight year that she has received the award. First year defender Abbey Rabine (St. Louis Park, MN) was selected as Honorable Mention All-MIAC.

Men's Golf

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Academic All-MIAC winners |


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