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Concordia’s women’s basketball team finished their 2017-18 season with 36 total wins.

Photo by Natasha Torno


By Jacy Johnston

Concordia’s women’s basketball team is ready to begin the 2018-2019 season on Oct.26 against Indiana Wesleyan University. The Bulldogs will be playing in the Viterbo University Classic over the weekend of Oct. 26-27 before their home opener on Nov. 2 against Peru State College during the Cattle Classic.

Senior Quinn Wragge looks to lead the team back to the national tournament after an impressive 2017-2018 season. The Bulldogs finished the season as National Runner-Up to Dakota Wesleyan University with a 36-2 record.

The court will be filled with new talent this year as Concordia graduated four seasoned seniors from the national runner-up roster.

“I think this team looks different than we have in the past with a lot of freshmen, but the fast tempo, competitive style of play will still be there,” Wragge said.

Along with Wragge, returning for Concordia are juniors Philomena Lammers, Colby Duvel, and Mackenzie Helman and sophomore Taylor Cockerill. Both Lammers and Wragge are two-time All-Americans, with Lammers being a first-team honoree for the 2017-2018 season.

The Bulldogs, under head coach Drew Olson, will play 30 games this season with 22 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) games throughout the six-month basketball season.

During Christmas Break, the team will travel to Phoenix, Arizona to play in the Arizona Christian Classic. The Bulldogs will have 14 home games in Walz Arena this season.

“I am very excited for the season to get underway. This team also loves to have fun and I know there are going to be a ton of memories made this year!” Wragge said.


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