CUW announces incoming student-athletes

Photo by Julia Fischer
Photo by Julia Fischer

MEQUON, Wis. -- Concordia University Wisconsin is pleased to announce the latest group of incoming student-athletes for the 2017-18 athletic year. The NCAA passed legislation for Division III which allows incoming student-athletes to sign a celebratory form to show they have committed to a respective institution and athletic program.

This list of student-athletes have an accepted deposit at CUW, signed the form and their respective coach had submitted information to





Name Sport Hometown High School
Emma Smith Field Hockey La Verne, Calif. Bonita
Emma will join the Falcon Field Hockey team in their second season in the fall of 2017...She has been a member of Bonita's varsity field hockey team since her sophomore year...Awards include: Best Defense, All-League Second Team, captain her senior year, and Scholar Athlete...Also participates in two club teams at Moore Park.
Drake McCune Men's Track & Field Kenosha, Wis. Kenosha St. Joseph
Drake will be joining the Men's Track & Field team next spring. 
Tanner Lark Men's Soccer Concordia, Mo. Saint Pauls Lutheran
Four-year varsity starter and captain for the 2016 state champion Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints...Three years All-District...Three years All-Region...Two years All-State including First Team 2016...Two years Lutheran High School All-American including First Team 2016...Current member of the Kansas City Fusion Academy Team.
Giampaolo Lassila Men's Soccer Seymour, Wis. Seymour
Two-year starter...Led the team in goals and assist each year earning First Team bids in All-Conference and All-Region...Received honorable mention All-State twice...Currently plays for Fox Cities United.
Cristian Tyrpak Men's Soccer Hartford, Wis. Hartford
2015 Regional Champion...2015-16 First Team All-Wisconsin Little Ten...2016 All-State Honorable Mention...2016 Washington County Player of the Year...Ranked third in goals and seventh in points in school history
Kai Zimmerman Men's Soccer Kaneohe, Hawaii James B. Castle
MISO League winner four times...The team won State Cup Championship once...Two-time Kirk Banks and Rainbow Tournament winner...Three-year Varsity Starter at Castle High School...Three-year Varsity Captain...Three-year Regional Quarterfinals...Two-year First Team All- Conference.