Paul Strand and Spencer Weis, 2017 graduates of Decorah High School are members of the Luther College men’s soccer team. Strand plays as a junior defender, while Weis is a junior midfielder.

Luther begins the year ranked No. 8 on the United Soccer Coaches Division III Preseason National Poll. 

Head Coach Chris Garcia-Prats, who begins his 12th season, returns 16 letter winners that includes five starters from last year’s team that finished with a mark of 19-4-1 and advanced to the Round of Eight in the NCAA III National Tournament. 

During his tenure, Garcia-Prats has led the Norse to three conference titles (2011, 2013, 2017) and four appearances in the national tournament (2011, 2013, 2016, 2018) while recording a record of 137-66-23.

The Luther College sports information department is once again providing live video streaming of home soccer matches for free throughout the 2019 season. The complete video streaming schedule can be found on the Luther athletics web site at

Strand is the son of Paula and David Strand of Decorah. Weis is the son of Marty and Gail Weis of Decorah.