GPAC Soccer Pre-Season Polls Released

Men’s defending champion Hastings and women’s defending champion Jamestown are projected to repeat as GPAC Champions in 2023 according to the league’s soccer coaches.

The Hastings Men tallied 8 of the 12 first place votes in the balloting. The Northwestern Men, who joined the Broncos in the NAIA national tournament last year, were picked 5th and the Dordt Men were selected 7th. Three first place votes went to Concordia which was picked secondand the remaining first place vote went to Midland which was picked third.

The Jamestown Women collected 7 of 13 first place votes. Hastings received five and was picked second while Briar Cliff got the final first place vote and was picked third. The Dordt Women tied with Morningside for 6thand Northwestern is projected 10th.

Waldorf is joining the GPAC as an affiliate member this season and will compete in league in both women’s and men’s soccer.

2023 GPAC Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll
PlaceSchoolPts (1st place votes)2022 Record (GPAC record)
1.Jamestown Jimmies138 (7)14-6-2 (11-0-1 GPAC); NAIA Opening Round
2.Hastings Broncos133 (5)15-3-3 (7-2-3 GPAC); NAIA Opening Round
3.Briar Cliff Chargers118 (1)13-3-4 (10-0-2 GPAC)
4.Midland Warriors11210-6-4 (7-3-2 GPAC)
5.Concordia (Neb.) Bulldogs9510-6-2 (5-5-2 GPAC)
T6.Dordt Defenders8810-7-2 (6-4-2 GPAC)
T6.Morningside Mustangs888-7-3 (5-4-3 GPAC)
8.College of Saint Mary Flames668-8-2 (5-6-1 GPAC)
9.Doane Tigers548-9-2 (5-6-1 GPAC)
10.Northwestern Red Raiders446-11-1 (2-9-1 GPAC)
11.Dakota Wesleyan Tigers333-12-1 (1-11 GPAC)
12.Waldorf Warriors314-11
13.Mount Marty Lancers141-12-2 (0-12 GPAC)
2023 GPAC Preseason Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll
PlaceSchoolPts (1st place votes)2022 Record (GPAC record)
1.Hastings Broncos118 (8)16-2-2 (10-0-1 GPAC); NAIA Second Round
2.Concordia (Neb.) Bulldogs110 (3)15-3-3 (8-1-2 GPAC); GPAC Tournament Champion; NAIA First Round
3.Midland Warriors89 (1)10-5-5 (5-3-3 GPAC)
4.Morningside Mustangs864-8-7 (3-2-6 GPAC)
5.Northwestern Red Raiders837-6-5 (6-2-3 GPAC)
6.Briar Cliff Chargers745-8-6 (3-3-5 GPAC)
7.Dordt Defenders699-4-6 (6-1-4 GPAC)
8.Jamestown Jimmies456-11-1 (3-7-1 GPAC)
9.Waldorf Warriors438-6-2 (1-2-1 CAC) – First season in GPAC
10.Mount Marty Lancers386-7-3 (3-6-2 GPAC)
11.Doane Tigers202-14-2 (2-7-2 GPAC)
12.Dakota Wesleyan Tigers173-12-2 (2-8-1 GPAC)

IGHSAU Soccer rankings

Class 1A School Record LW 1 Davenport Assumption 4-0 1 2 Gilbert 4-0 3 3 Des Moines Christian 4-1 4 4

Dordt players earn weekly GPAC honors

Lukas Van Groningen from Dordt University is this week’s GPAC Men’s Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week. Van Groningen, a junior from Ripon, California, became

IGHSAU Soccer Rankings

Class 1A School Record LW 1 Davenport Assumption 2-0 2 2 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 2-0 3 3 Gilbert 3-0 4