2007-08 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
October 3, 2007

Picture of the Week: Concordia senior midfielder Matt Klein (Fergus Falls, Minn.) makes a tackle in the Cobbers' historic 2-0 win over St. Mary's on Saturday. Klein was named the MIAC Player of the Week.


Welcome to the Cobber athletics newsletter. Each week we will post the news items from the in-season Concordia teams.

This Week's Cobber Athletics Calendar | MIAC Weekly Notebook


This Week's Coaches' Corner Entries: Terry Horan | Tim Mosser

This Week's Cobber MIAC Players of the Week: Matt Klein | Rachel Lewis


This Week's Cobber Picture Galleries

Football: vs. Augsburg

Men's Soccer: vs. St. Mary's

Women's Soccer: vs. St. Mary's | vs. Jamestown

Men's Cross Country: Roy Griak Invitational
Women's Cross Country: Roy Griak Invitational


October 3, 2007

Top Note
Baseball
- Former Concordia baseball legend Chris Coste, and three-time MIAC MVP, caught the final out in the Philadelphia Philles’ National League East Division clinching game on Sunday. Coste, who entered the game in the fourth inning after starting catcher Carlos Ruiz was hit by a pitch, hit .279 and had five home runs in 128 at-bats for the Phillies in 2007. Coste will become only the second MIAC baseball player to ever appear in the Major League baseball playoffs.


Football (3-2/1-2 MIAC - beat Augsburg 51-21)
- Senior co-captain Adam Swingdorf (Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley HS) scored three more touchdowns on Saturday in the team’s 51-21 win over Augsburg. Swingdorf currently leads the MIAC with nine touchdowns. He is also ranked 21st in the nation in points scored. Swingdorf’s nine rushing touchdowns are only six away from tying the school record of 15 set by Kevin Williamson in 2005.

- Once again Concordia leads the MIAC in rushing this season. The Cobbers, who have finished in the top two in the league in rushing since 2000, are averaging 259.4 rushing yards per game this season. They are ranked 18th in the nation in that category

- Cobber sophomore kicker Carl Hauser (Fergus Falls, Minn.) was successful on his only field goal attempt against Augsburg on Saturday. Hauser is now 5-of-6 in field goal attempts and currently leads the MIAC in field goals made and is second in field goal percentage. He has already surpassed last season’s total field goals mark of four.


Volleyball (9-4/4-1 MIAC - beat St. Olaf 3-0/beat St. Mary's 3-1)

National Ranking - 12th in the latest AVCA Poll
- Concordia senior right-side hitter Michelle Honek (Staples, Minn./Staples-Motley HS) recently surpassed the 1000-dig mark for her career, She becomes only the fifth player in program history to reach that milestone. She is also closing in on the school’s all-time record for digs in a career. Honek, who is in second place on the school’s all-time dig list, has 1,050 career digs and needs 18 more to pass Angie Carlin’s record of 1,067.

- The Cobbers posted a season-high 18 total team blocks against St. Mary’s on Saturday. The 18 blocks is the fifth highest in program history. Concordia currently leads the MIAC in blocks in conference matches. CC is averaging 3.12 blocks per game this season.

- Concordia freshman Valerie Glynn (Fullerton, N.D./Ellendale HS) leads the MIAC in blocks per game for league matches this season. Glynn is averaging 1.47 blocks per game and has totaled a conference-high 8.0 solo blocks on the year.


Men’s Soccer (2-7-1/1-3 MIAC - beat St. Mary's 2-0)
- Concordia snapped its 35-game conference losing streak with a 2-0 win over St. Mary’s on Saturday. The streak dated all the way back to the 2003 season. The winless stretch totaled 35 games, 3,200 minutes played and 1,433 calendar days. It was the longest streak in MIAC men's soccer history and second longest in MIAC soccer history (Hamline women had a six-year winless streak from 1994-1999).

- Concordia senior midfielder Matt Klein (Fergus Falls, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal for the Cobbers in their historic win. Klein has now scored in back-to-back games for the Cobbers and has five points on the season. Klein did not have a goal the entire year in 2006 and entered the season with five goals total for his career. For his efforts Klein was named the MIAC Player of the Week.

- The Cobbers posted a season-high 32 shots against the Cardinals on Saturday. That is the most for a CC team in a single game since Oct. 5, 2006 when they had 33 in a 6-3 win over UW-Superior.


Women’s Soccer (6-2-1/4-0-1 MIAC - beat St. Kate's 2-1/beat St. Mary's 3-0)
- Senior forward Rachel Lewis (Lakeville, Minn.) has scored a goal in each of Concordia’s past four games. Last week she scored both the game-winning goals in the team’s 2-1 win over St. Kate’s and 3-0 victory over St. Mary’s. For her efforts she was named the MIAC Player of the Week. Lewis is currently tied for the MIAC lead in game-winning goals.

- The Cobbers are led in scoring by a pair of freshmen. First-year players Sam Johnson (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) and Susan Obermiller (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) both have four goals and three assists on the season for 11 points. It marks only the third time in program history that two freshmen have posted double-digit point totals.

- Concordia has run off four straight wins against conference opponents marking the fourth straight season they have posted four-game conference winning streaks.


Men’s Cross Country (finished 32nd at Roy Griak Invite)
- For the second straight meet, the Cobbers were led by freshman Tom Sederquist (Moorhead, Minn.). Sederquist ran a 28:34 at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday. He finished 131st out of a total of 367 runners.


Women’s Cross Country (finished 22nd at Roy Griak Invite)
- Cobber freshman Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) continued her successful first year as a collegiate harrier at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. Brenden ran a 24:06 and placed 37th out of a total of 567 runners.


Men’s Golf (finished 8th at the Twin Cities Classic)
- Concordia senior golfer Drew Dvorak (Litchfield, Minn.) posted another top 15 finish this season by finishing in a tie for 15th place at the Twin Cities Classic. Dvorak is second in the MIAC in stroke average in 2007. After seven rounds of play, he is carding a 74.6 average.


Women’s Golf (finished 8th at the UND Invite)
- Cobber junior golfer Afton Pender (Cohasset, Minn./Gran Rapids HS) poster her career-best score in the first round of the UND Invote on Saturday at King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, N.D. Pender fired a 78 marking the first time in her collegiate career that she has recorded a round in the 70’s.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
VB - at home vs. Augsburg - 7 p.m.

Friday, October 5, 2007
VB - vs. Coe at MN/Iowa Border Battle at Central (Iowa) - 1:15 p.m.

MCC - at Jimmie Invitational at Hillcrest GC - 4 p.m.
WCC - at Jimmie Invitational at Hillcrest GC - 4 p.m.

VB - vs. Buena Vista at MN/Iowa Border Battle at Central (Iowa) - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 2007
Cobber Homecoming Fun Run - 9 a.m.
MG - at MIAC Championships - at Bunker Hills GC - 11 a.m.

WG - at MIAC Championships - at Bunker Hills GC - 11 a.m.

VB - vs. Simpson at MN/Iowa Border Battle at Central (Iowa) - 11:15 a.m.

FB - at home vs. Hamline - 1 p.m.
MS - at St. Thomas 2 p.m.

VB - at Central at MN/Iowa Border Battle - 3:30 p.m.
WS - at St. Thomas 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2007
MG - at MIAC Championships - at Bunker Hills GC - 11 a.m.

WG - at MIAC Championships - at Bunker Hills GC - 11 a.m.

Monday, October 8, 2007
MG - at MIAC Championships - at Bunker Hills GC - 12:30 p.m.

WG - at MIAC Championships - at Bunker Hills GC - 12:30 p.m.