2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
October 22, 2008

Picture of the Week: The Cobber men's and women's cross country teams pose with their trophies after winning the Crown College Invite on Saturday. The men's team won a multi-team meet for the first time in over 15 years and the women's team captured their first crown since 2001.


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October 22, 2008

Top Note
Baseball

- Former Concordia great and three-time MIAC MVP Chris Coste will become only the second player in the history of the MIAC to play in World Series. Coste, a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, will play in the fall classic starting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 when the Phillies play at Tampa Bay. The only other MIAC player to participate in the World Series was Chuck Hiller from St. Thomas who played in the 1962 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees.


Football (4-2/3-1 MIAC - beat Augsburg 40-18)
- Concordia held Augsburg to only 18 points and 275 yards of total offense on Saturday in CC’s 40-18 victory in Minneapolis. It is the fewest points scored and least amount of offensive yards gained by the Auggies all season long. It is also the fewest offensive yards gained by the Auggies since the middle of the 2006 season.

- Concordia senior running back Cory Johnson (Moorhead, Minn.) became the first player in Concordia history to rush for 3,000 yards in a career on Saturday. Had a game-high 77 rushing yards and surpassed the 3,000-yard milestone in the second quarter. He is the 11th player in the history of the MIAC to reach that mark. Johnson now has 3,058 yards in his career.

- The Cobber defense is currently tied for the MIAC lead in points allowed in conference games (11.2/game). Concordia is first in the league in rushing defense (74.5 yds/game) and second in total defense (270.0 yds/game).


Volleyball (18-2/6-1 MIAC - beat Hamline 3-0/beat UM-Morris 3-0)

National Ranking - 12th in the latest AVCA Poll
- Concordia freshman Katie Vohnoutka (Eden Prairie, Minn.) had a career-high 16 kills in the Cobbers’ 3-0 win over Hamline last week. Vohnoutka has now posted at least nine kills in five of the past seven matches, has at least 15 kills in three of those matches and has 78 total kills during that stretch. She has 136 kills on the season and is second on the team in that category. Against the Pipers, Vohnoutka had a match-high .469 hitting percentage. In her last seven matches, she has an eye-popping .363 attack percentage.

- The Cobbers are 18-2 on the season and have won ten straight matches. It marks the third time in the past four seasons that CC has recorded at least a ten-match winning streak.


Men's Soccer (7-8-0/2-6-0 MIAC - beat Benedictine (Ill.) 6-0)
- Concordia beat Benedictine (Ill.) 6-0 on Monday. The Cobbers are now 7-8 on the year and have won three straight games. The seven wins on the season are the most since the team won 12 in 2001.

- Cobber senior Justin Foss (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) scored two goals in the Cobbers’ 6-0 win at Benedictine. It was his third two-goal game of the year and second in the past three contests. He now has 11 goals on the season which is the most in a season for a CC player since Dustin Allard also had 11 in 2001. The 11 goals on the year is also the second most in school history. Only former MIAC MVP Peter Curry scored more when he netted 16 in 1994. Foss also has 24 total points in 2008 which is the most since the 2001 season.

- Cobber senior goalie Mads Schmidt (Rodding, Denmark) earned his fifth shutout of the season on Monday. That is the most shutouts in a single season since the 2001 season when Kris Overby recorded seven blankings. The Concordia school record is eight set by Chad Anderson back in 1996.


Women's Soccer (10-3-3/5-2-2 MIAC - beat Jamestown 4-1/

lost to Augustana 1-0)
- Concordia beat Jamestown College 4-1 last week to earn their 10th win of the season and pick up their third straight win. The Cobbers are now 10-2-3 overall in 2008 and have won at least 10 games in the past six seasons.

- Cobber sophomore Susan Obermiller (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) scored a pair of goals in the Cobbers’ win over the Jimmies. It marked the second straight game that she has posted four points. Obermiller is now second on the team in scoring with four goals and five assists for 13 total points.

- Concordia midfielder Abby Habein (Billings, Mont./Billings Senior HS) had an assist on all four of Concordia’s goals in their win over Jamestown. Habein doubled her season assist total and is now second in the MIAC in assists with eight.


Men's Cross Country  (1st Place at the Crown College Invite)

- Concordia had seven runners place in the top 15 at the Crown Invite and captured the team title. The team win is the first for the Cobbers since head coach Garrick Larson took over as coach in 1997.

- Cobber sophomore Tom Sederquist (Moorhead, Minn.) ran a 26:17.0 at the Crown Invite and won his third straight individual championship. Sederquist won the event by 33 seconds and his average margin of victory over the last three races is almost 20 seconds.

- Concordia sophomore Nelson Godbolt (Whitehall, Mont.) recorded his first top 10 finish of his career at the Crown Invite. Godbolt ran a 28:04.5 and finished in eighth place. To make the feat even more incredible it was only Godbolt’s second meet since his sophomore year in high school when he was diagnosed with cancer.


Women's Cross Country   (1st Place at the Crown College Invite)
- Concordia placed three runners in the top five and 10 in the top 20 at the Crown College Invite on Saturday and ran away with the team title. The win was the first of the year for the Cobbers and first since they captured the St. Olaf Invite championship in 2001.

- Cobber sophomore Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) earned her first collegiate individual title by running a 22:54.3 at the Crown Invite. That time is a personal best for Brenden on a 6K course and a second faster than the time she ran at the NCAA Central region Meet last year that earned her All-Region honors.

- Concordia senior Brittney Christianson (Glenburn, N.D.) posted the first top three finish of her career at the Crown Invite. She ran a 24:07.2 and has steadily positioned herself as the team's No.2 runner.


Men's Golf  (finished 7th at the MIAC Championship Meet)


Women's Golf (finished 6th at the MIAC Championship Meet)


Baseball

- Former Concordia great and three-time MIAC MVP Chris Coste will become only the second player in the history of the MIAC to play in World Series. Coste, a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, will play in the fall classic starting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 when the Phillies play at Tampa Bay. The only other MIAC player to participate in the World Series was Chuck Hiller from St. Thomas who played in the 1962 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Friday, October 24, 2008
VB - at Gustavus - 7 p.m. | Live Video | Live Stats

Saturday, October 18, 2008
FB - at Hamline - 1 p.m. | Live Audio

MS - at Bethel - 1 p.m.

VB - at Carleton - 3 p.m. | Live Video | Live Stats

WS - at Bethel -  3 p.m.