Sam Vandehaar









Chippewa Falls, Wis. / McDonell Central Catholic







Choosing Concordia

To Sam, Concordia clearly had everything that he needed – the academic program in which he was interested, a great soccer team, an amazing campus, and most of all caring people. Therefore, it wasn’t hard for him to decide that CUW was the best place for him.

“From looking at their record, watching them play, and meeting the coaching staff, I could tell they were a good team as well as very supportive in every aspect on and off the field.”

about sam

Growing up in the charming city of Chippewa Falls, WI, Sam had always loved playing soccer.

What he enjoys most about the game is the fact that it is team based. He loves how the sport requires a large variety of skills in order for a team to succeed. Sam’s favorite player is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Chelsea FC is his number one team. He especially enjoyed watching them win the Champions League in 2012.

Life at CUW

So far Sam has enjoyed every single one of his classes at CUW. What he has appreciated most about Concordia is getting to meet all sorts of people on campus and making new friends. When he and his friends want to hang out, they often go to the Nest where they can watch a game on TV or grab a snack to eat.