Saturday, February 04, 2023 – 07:30 PM
SIOUX Town, IA – The Great Plains Athletic Convention (GPAC) announced Wednesday that it has admitted Waldorf University as an associate member in Men’s Soccer and Women’s Soccer, effective for the Slide 2023 soccer time.
Waldorf replaces the departing Presentation Higher education, which was an associate member via the 2022 season. Presentation just lately announced that it will stop all functions in the summer season of 2023. Waldorf’s membership allows for the convention to continue on with 13 soccer teams and minimize scheduling difficulties consequential to Presentation’s closure.
“We are delighted to have this prospect to be part of the GPAC for Men’s and Women’s Soccer,” stated Waldorf College Director of Athletics Chad Gassman. “Our soccer programs desired a common geographic conference to get in touch with dwelling, and the GPAC had have to have for a new member. There is remarkable reward to everyone associated, and that is why this deal acquired performed. I sincerely thank both of those the GPAC Commissioner, Corey Westra, and our president, Dr. Robert Alsop, for their huge leadership and cooperation on this subject.”
Waldorf experienced invested the past six seasons as element of the Continental Athletic Convention (CAC), a nationwide federation of unbiased institutions dependent out of Lawrenceville, Ga. As a GPAC member, Waldorf will be able to travel by bus to all campuses in the league. While Waldorf’s men’s and women’s groups performed four league contests apiece in 2022, GPAC members performed 12 league contests each.
Even with the move in soccer, Waldorf College continues to be a total member of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) in all 14 sports sponsored by the meeting.
“Even though it is complicated to eliminate a entire member, we are actively working on remedies for the North Star going ahead,” Gassman said. “North Star Commissioner Roger Ternes and I are in normal communication, and we experienced his full help in taking this action for our soccer teams.”
Gassman also expressed gratitude to the Continental Athletic Convention for its welcoming of the Waldorf soccer packages all through its transitional seasons. “I thank Commissioner Ted Breidenthal for welcoming our plans for these previous 6 several years. We would like the CAC and its membership the very best moving ahead.”
Waldorf will start its inaugural time in the GPAC this August.
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