October 9, 2012
Tyler Cowherd named Player of the Week
|Junior goalkeeper Tyler Cowherd was named the "Player of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin after a five-save performance in a 1-1 double overtime tie against North Park on Saturday, October 6.|
Augustana junior goalkeeper Tyler Cowherd (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) has been named the "Defensive Player of the Week" for men's soccer in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, it was announced today. Cowherd is the first Viking to win the honor in men's soccer this season.
He put together a tremendous outing in Augustana's 1-1 tie in double overtime against North Park on Saturday, October 6 at Thorson-Luken Field. He had five saves in the match, including two great efforts in the second overtime that prevented game-winning goals by North Park. In the match the Vikings were outshot by the visitors by a 10-5 margin.
Cowherd has logged a total of 560 minutes this season and has drawn five starts. He has given up a total of 12 goals with five of those coming in one match against Central of Iowa early in the season (September 4). He has a goals-against-average of 1.93 and has recorded a total of 22 saves. His win-loss record is 2-3-1 on the year and he has one shutout.
Cowherd is the son of Sid and Kari Cowherd of Bettendorf, Iowa and is a finance and Spanish major.