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Here is a very unofficial list of the Top 10 moments in Cobbers sports from the 2011-12 season. It was compiled by the Concordia Sports Information Department and will most likely exclude some player/coach or team success. The list is only a way for Cobber fans to relive the great year in Cobber athletics and is in no way a official comprehensive summary of all the great things that happened during the 2011-12 athletic season.


No. 2– The No.2 top story on the Cobber top 10 stories list might spotlights the team that went the farthest in the NCAA Tournament last year. The Cobber women’s hockey went from Antarctica on the national hockey scene to the middle of downtown New York as they finished the year as one of the top 8 teams in the country.
Cobber Women's Hockey team
Concordia was picked to finish fourth in the preseason coaches’ poll but then went on to prove everyone wrong by winning 10 conference games, advancing to the championship of the MIAC Tournament, earning their first-ever national ranking and then getting the program’s first-ever spot in the national playoffs.

The reason we chose the women’s hockey team above all the other great Cobber teams last year because all their achievements were program firsts. It might be a knock against the women’s soccer and volleyball teams that they always get into the playoffs but there is never another national tournament “first”. That, combined with the fact that only eight teams make the national tournament, propelled the women’s hockey team to the No.2 spot on the list.

Concordia finished the year with a 15-5-5 overall record which marked the second straight year they won a program-record 15 overall games. The Cobbers also finished the year by being ranked ninth in the final USCHO.com national poll. Second-year head coach Brett Bruininks was named the MIAC Coach of the Year and five different CC players earned All-Conference honors. On top of that, senior Katelyn Dold went on to become the first All-American in program history.

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Here is a very unofficial list of the Top 10 moments in Cobbers sports from the 2011-12 season. It was compiled by the Concordia Sports Information Department and will most likely exclude some player/coach or team success. The list is only a way for Cobber fans to relive the great year in Cobber athletics and is in no way a official comprehensive summary of all the great things that happened during the 2011-12 athletic season.


No. 3–  A new week means the top 10 Cobber stories from 2011-12 heads into the final 3. The third top story from last year took Concordia fans on a thrill ride from September until November. The CC volleyball team had a “storybook” season as they won both the MIAC regular season and postseason tournament and hosted the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Cobber Volleyball Team
The Cobbers won 11 of their first 12 matches and never looked back. Along the way to the postseason, Concordia beat Division III powerhouse Juniata, won a pair of non-conference tournaments and strung together an MIAC-record streak of 30 consecutive set victories. CC finished the regular season with a record of 10-1 in league play and a 22-3 overall record.

Concordia cruised through the MIAC postseason tournament by sweeping St. Ben’s and then edging St. Thomas. To add the perfect cherry on top of an already amazing sundae, the Cobbers were selected to host the NCAA Regional Tournament – the first time in program history CC had hosted a national tournament match.

The Cobbers also set individual records as well. Jenna Green, Amy Sykora and Katie Vohnoutka all earned All-American honors making it the first time in program history that the storied program had three All-American in one season. Green also became the third player in school history to be named the MIAC Most Valuable Player.

All in all, Concordia finished with a 27-4 record. That is the second most wins in a single season in school history. CC was also ranked in the top 25 of the nation the entire year and spent six weeks ranked in the top 10 of Division III.

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