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June 9
Damian Koshnick Named Concordia-Moorhead Head Men’s Soccer Coach.
MOORHEAD— Former Concordia soccer player Damian Koshnick ’98 has been named the new head men’s soccer coach at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. it was announced by Concordia athletics director Dr. Larry Papenfuss.

Koshnick takes over the position from Joe Larson, who coached the Cobbers for one season, and stepped down to spend more time with his family. Koshnick becomes only the fourth coach in the history program.

“I am very excited to return to the school that has given me so many opportunities in life,” said Koshnick.(More)
2005 Concordia Men's Soccer Schedule Now Online! 
- Tentative 2005 Cobber Men's Soccer Schedule

March 17
Family Ties Take Second Cobber Men's Soccer Coach - Joe Larson Resigns as Coach.
MOORHEAD-- For the second consecutive year, the Concordia men's soccer coach is resigning due to increased family commitments. Joe Larson officially announced his resignation on Thursday, citing his need to devote more time to his wife and recently-born triplets. Last year longtime coach Jim Cella stepped down to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his job as the school's sports information director. 

Larson, who guided the Cobbers to a 2-13-3 record in 2004, joined the Concordia staff after spending three seasons as the assistant coach at Liberty University, a NCAA Division I program in Lynchburg, Va. He stated that he felt unable to give the players and the program the time and effort the job deserved, and wanted to devote his time to his wife and children.(More
March 1
2005 Concordia Men's Soccer Schedule Now Online! 
- Tentative 2005 Cobber Men's Soccer Schedule

November 11
Cobber Goalie Nik Pickett Named to the 2004 MIAC All-Conference Team.
- Complete 2004 MIAC Al-Conference Team and Postseason Awards.
St. Paul-- Concordia junior goalie Nik Pickett (Fergus Falls, Minn.) was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team it was announced today. It is the first postseason award for Pickett, who completed his first season with the Cobbers in 2004. He was one, of only two, goalies to earn All-Conference honors. 

Pickett led the MIAC in saves (110) and saves per game (6.47). His season save total was the second highest in school history. He finished the season with a .701 save percentage and had a goals against average of 2.65. 

Pickett becomes the only the second goalie in program history to be named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. Kris Overby ('04) won the award in 2001. The only other Cobber keeper to win a conference postseason award was Chad Anderson ('97), who was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team in 1996. 
October 30
Once Again Concordia Falls By a Single Goal to St. John's.
Box Score: Concordia 2, St. John's 3 - Action Picture Page

October 26
Cobbers Can't Overcome Three-Goal Deficit, Fall 3-2 to Hamline.
Box Score: Concordia 2, Hamline 3 - Action Picture Page
October 23
Slow Burning Fuse Finally Ignites Cobber Offensive Explosion in Win Over Mayville.
Box Score: Concordia 4, Mayville State 3 OT

October 16
Root's Rampage Rescues Cobbers Against Augsburg.
Box Score: Concordia 3, Augsburg 3 2OT
October 13
Cobbers Lose in Final Minute of Play to St. Thomas.
Box Score: Concordia 0, St. Thomas 1

October 9
Wahl Makes Goalkeeping Debut in Cobbers' 3-1 Loss to Southwestern.
Box Score: Concordia 1, Southwestern (TX) 3
October 8
Cobbers Lose 7-1 to #1 Ranked Team in the Nation
Box Score: Concordia 1, Trinity (TX) 7

October 3
Mahtomedi Magic Not Enough for the Cobbers as They Fall 6-2 to Colorado College.
Box Score: Concordia 2, Colorado College 6
October 2
Cobbers Stymied Again By the Winona Curse.
Box Score: Concordia 0, St. Mary's 1

September 28
Cobbers Batten the Hatches 45 Minutes Too Late, Lose 3-0 to Macalester.
Box Score: Concordia 0, Macalester 3 - Action Pictures
September 25
Cobbers Get Ambushed in Northfield, Fall 6-1 to Carleton.
Box Score: Concordia 1, Carleton 6

September 21
Cobbers Done In By Hot Goalkeeper and Late Second Half Goal.
Box Score: Concordia 0, St. Olaf 1
September 18
Cobbers Can't Overcome Nationally-Ranked Gustavus, Fall 2-0 
Box Score: Concordia 0, Gustavus 2

September 15
Ho Hum, Cobbers Start 2004 MIAC Season With Another Close Game!
Box Score: Concordia 2, Bethel 2 2 OT
September 12
Cobbers Concede Three Early, Fall 3-1 to Regionally-Ranked Loras. 
Box Score: Concordia 1, Loras (IA) 3

September 11
Cobbers Gain Tie With Nebraska Wesleyan Despite Being One Man Short.
Box Score: Concordia 1, Nebraska Wesleyan 1 2OT
September 5
Luther Hands Concordia First Loss of the Season - Cobbers Split at SJU Tournament.
Box Score: Concordia 0, Luther 2 - Action Picture Page

September 4
Cobbers Make Larson a Winner in Coaching Debut!
Box Score: Concordia 2, Northland 0
August 30
Cobber Men's Soccer Preview for 2004 Now Online!

July 20
Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.
July 1
No Ordinary Joe, Larson Named New Head Men's Soccer Coach.

(MOORHEAD)-- Concordia-Moorhead athletic director Dr. Larry Papenfuss announced today that Joe Larson has been named the new head men's soccer coach. Larson takes over for Jim Cella, who resigned in the spring of 2004 after having coached the Cobbers for 12 seasons. 

Larson, originally from Fargo, N.D., played his collegiate soccer at Liberty University, an NCAA Division I program in Lynchburg, Va. He was the team's starting goalkeeper for four years, during which time he led the squad in goals against average, wins and shutouts. 

The first coaching hire for Papenfuss since taking over the athletic director position in April, he expressed his enthusiasm for the hire by stating, "we had an outstanding pool of candidates to choose from, and Joe was at the top of the list. We are extremely excited about Joe's potential as a head coach and his aspirations for the team - both on and off the field. His value system and principles are very closely related to that of the college and he will be a great spokesperson for the mission of the college."

After graduating from Liberty in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Larson went to California to train under nationally-renowned soccer coach Ziggy Zigante. He then tried out for a professional team in Sweden before returning to the United States to play for the El Paso Patriots of the A-League. While playing for the Patriots, Larson moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in the off-season to coach in the Sereno Club, one of the premier club programs in the nation. After playing for the Patriots for one season, he then moved to Virginia in 2001 to play for the Virgina Beach Mariners - also of the A-League. 

Larson was then hired as the assistant coach at Liberty in the summer of 2001. He was with the Flames for three seasons, helping the team amass a 13-6-2 record in Big South league games. In 2001, Liberty advanced to the championship game of the Big South Tournament. 

"Joe's experience and passion for the game of soccer set him apart from the other candidates. His extensive playing experience at the top levels of the game in the United States will be a tremendous asset to the program as we go into the future," explained Papenfuss. "I am very optimistic about the direction of the men's soccer program and the leadership that Joe will provide." 

Larson grew up in Fargo, where he played high school soccer at Fargo South High School. He played on the varsity team at South from 1991-93, and was part of a team that won three North Dakota state titles.

Larson also works as a Development Director for Help and Caring Ministries. Larson and his wife, Nicole, and recently-born triplets live in Fargo, N.D.



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