SEWARD, Neb. – Iker Casanova has made quite an impact in his first season with Concordia University Men’s Soccer. On Tuesday (Oct. 13), Casanova was recognized as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports GPAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row. This marks the fifth GPAC weekly award of 2020 for the Bulldogs. Moises Jacobo (twice) and Federico Andrea Simonetti have also garnered GPAC honors this season.
In the only outing of last week, Casanova played an instrumental role in the 4-1 home win over Jamestown. The native of Mexico City got on the board with the first two goals of his collegiate career. Both came after well-executed corner kicks off the foot of teammate Carlos Orquiz. At center back, Casanova helped limit the Jimmies to six total shots. The one Jamestown goal of the day came on an impressive overhead strike.
Casanova has started all eight games for Concordia (6-1-1, 4-0-1 GPAC), which returned to action on Monday and settled for a 2-2 draw at Mount Marty. The Bulldogs now look forward to hosting Hastings (4-0, 4-0 GPAC) at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.