Golden Cobber Male Athlete of the Year 

Chad Johnson - Football
MIAC Most Valuable Player...Bobby Bell Award winner for top football player in Minnesota...All-American 2nd Team...All-Region...All-MIAC...team captain...broke school record for TDs in a career...finished 2nd in school history in career rushing yards, touchdowns in a single season and rushing yards in a single season.

Nathaniel Kahlbaugh - Men's Golf
MIAC All-Conference...finished 6th at the MIAC Championshop Meet...led the team in scoring with an average of 76.6...finished in the Top 20 in the MIAC in scoring average.

Zach Doerring - Men’s Hockey
MIAC Most Valuable Player...All-MIAC...team captain...led the MIAC in total points in conference games and was also tied for the lead in goals scored...led the team in scoring with 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points...finished his career with 28 goals and 51 assists for 79 points. 

Isaac Toivonen - Men's Tennis
MIAC All-Conference in both singles and doubles...All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team...won a career-high 13 matches in 2017 which was the most by a Cobber player since 2011 and was the 2nd most by a No.1 singles player in 2017...team captain.

Jackson Schepp - Men’s Track & Field
Won the MIAC Outdoor High Jump title...finished 16th in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet with a score of 6,455 points which was the 2nd highest in school history...recorded the 5th best mark in school history in the triple jump, 6th best in the long jump and 7th best in the high jump.    

Male Athlete of the The Year


Female Athlete of the Year

Grace Wolhowe - Women's Basketball
MIAC All-Conference...averaged a team-high 11.0 points per game in all games in 2018 and scored at least 20 points on three occasions...also led the team in assists, steals and free throw percentage in league games...third in the MIAC in assists in conference games and her free throw percentage was fourth best in the league.   

Amanda Flemming - Women’s Hockey
MIAC All-Conference...led the team in goals, assists and shots on goal...she scored 15 goals and had 13 assists for a career-high 28 points...had 7 goals and 11 assists for a total of 18 points in MIAC games...tied for 10th in overall points and sixth in assists in MIAC contests.

Emma Peterson - Track & Field
NCAA All-American in the outdoor high jump...finished 2nd in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet...USTFCCCA Central Regiona Field Event Athlete of the Year...named MIAC Outstanding Field Athlete at the 2017 MIAC Outdoor CXhampionship Meet...MIAC Champion in the high jump and triple jump.

Maddie Little - Softball
MIAC All-Conference...MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team...set a new school record for stolen bases in a season with 27....led the team in hitting in overall games with a .362 average...also led the team in on-base percentage (.435), hits (42), walks (13) and stolen bases (27)...had at least one hit in 25 of the team's 40 games.

Female Athlete of the Year


Newcomer of the Year

Justin Froslie - Men's Soccer
MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention...finished 3rd in the MIAC in assists in overall games and 2nd in assists in conference games....led the team in assists with eight...finished the year with 1 goal and 8 assists for 12 points...scored the game-winning goal vs. Carleton.  

Rylie Sheridan - Football
MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 6 for his 80-yard kickoff return against St. Olaf. It was the first time since since 2013 that a Cobber had returned a kickoff for a TD...team freshman MVP.

Callie Fagerstrom – Women’s Hockey
Named to the All-MIAC Rookie team…only freshman in the conference to earn MIAC All-Conference honors...finished 4th on the team in scoring with 8 goals and 8 assists for 16 points...tied for 2nd in the conference in scoring by a defenseman with six goals and six assists for 12 points in 18 MIAC games and was tied for 6th in points scored by a first-year player

Bryden Urie - Men's Basketball
Finished 4th in the MIAC in 3-point shooting percentage...shot 49.0% from 3-point range for the season...led the team in assists and steals for the year...led the team in scoring the final 8 games of the year...started 15 games and played in all 25 games for CC.

Austin Ver Steeg - Baseball
Finished 2nd on the team in ERA among starters with a 3.68 ERA...2nd on the team in wins and strikeouts and 3rd in innings pitched...started 20 games in the field and hit .271...had at least 1 hit in 15 games and had a career-high 3 hits against St. Mary's.

Amy Warren - Women's Swimming & Diving  
Broke the school record in both the 200 and 400-yard individual medley on two different occasions during the season...recorded the top finish by a Cobber at the MIAC Meet by finishing 12th in the 400-yard individual medley...swam on all 4 team relays at the MIAC Meet.

Willie Julkes - Men's Track & Field
MIAC All-Conference honors in the 110-meter hurdles and All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in the decathlon...finished 3rd in the 110-meter hurdles and 6th in the decathlon at the MIAC Outdoor Meet...posted Top 25 school marks in the 100 meters, 110-meter hurdles and decathlon.  
  

Newcomer of the Year


Coach of the Year

Terry Horan - Football
Helped the Cobbers finish 8-2 overall which was the 4th time in the past 6 years that Concordia has 8 victories in a single season...also helped CC go 6-2 in MIAC play which was the 5th time during the last 6 years that CC has won 6 league games...helped Concordia finish in 3rd place in the final league standings and the team has now posted a Top 3 MIAC finish in 6 straight seasons...helped lead the team to a win over 6-time national champion Wis.-Whitewater.  

Chris Howe - Men’s Hockey
Led the Cobber men's hockey team to the playoffs for the 6th straight season and 7th time in the last 8 seasons...helped the Cobbers win 10 overall games which was the 8th straight year the team has won at least 10 games...helped lead the team to a win over 3-time MIAC champion Augsburg on the final day of the season to get into the playoffs.

Marv Roeske - Women's Track & Field
Helped lead the team to 16th place at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet which was the highest national finish for the team since 1998...led the team to a 3rd-place finish at the MIAC Outdoor Meet which marked the 28th straight season the team has finished in the Top 5 at the MIAC Outdoor Meet...the team scored 108.25 points at the MIAC Meet which was the most since the 2015 and 20 points more than their score from 2016.   

Coach of the Year


Individual Best Moment

Maddie Little - Softball
Broke the school record for stolen bases in a season when she stole 2 bases against St. Mary's on Apr. 29...she finished the season with 27 stolen bases which broke the old mark set in 2007. 

Chad Johnson - Football
Broke school record for touchdowns in a career when he scored three TDs against Hamline on Oct. 14...he finished with 42 career touchdowns which broke the old mark set in 2012.  

Nate Leintz - Baseball  
Hit a walkoff grand slam to beat Augsburg 8-4 on Apr. 15...it was the 1st walkoff home run of his career and came on a 1-2 count with 2 outs in the 7th inning.   

Joe Hendrickson - Men’s Track & Field
Won the decathlon at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet after trailing the leader by 100 points heading into the final event of the decathlon. He needed to win the 1500 meters by 8.0 seconds and won the race by 12 seconds...was seeded 300 points off the leader of the decathlon heading into the MIAC Meet. 

Klara Beinhorn - Women's Soccer
Scored a dramatic overtime goal with only 67 seconds left in the second OT period to give the Cobbers a 1-0 win over Macalester. It was Beinhorn's 1st collegiate goal and gave Concordia its 1st conference win of the year. 

Individual Best Moment


Team Best Moment

Men's Soccer vs Carleton
Concordia recorded a shutout over Carleton to beat the Knights in Northfield for the first time since 1999. It was only the 5th win over Carleton in the history of the program and the only conference shutout of the season for CC.   

Football vs. Wis.-Whitewater
Concordia opened the 2017 season by coming up with a last-minute goal line stand against 6-time national champion Wis.-Whitewater to preserve a 25-17 win over the Warhawks. The Cobber defense stopped Whitewater on 4 plays from inside the 10-yard line with less than a minute to play in the game.  

Women’s Hockey vs. Augsburg 
Concordia rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the first period to tie Augsburg 2-2 and clinch a playoff spot in the final game of the regular season. The Cobbers trailed the Auggies 2-0 after the 1st period but then scored twice in the 2nd period and held on to secure their eighth straight conference playoff berth. 

Team Best Moment


Individual Performance of the Year

Emma Peterson - Women's Track & Field
Emma Peterson placed second in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet with a school-record height of 5-08. Her runner-up finish was the highest of her career at an NCAA National Meet and earned her the third All-American honor of her career.  

Chad Johnson - Football
Chad Johnson rushed for a career-high 203 yards vs. Carleton in the Cobbers' 35-12 win. He also scored twice in the second half on touchdown runs of 80 and 8 yards. His 203 rushing yards marked only the 3rd time in program history a player had rushed for over 200 yards in a single game.

Austin Ver Steeg - Baseball
Austin Ver Steeg pitched a complete-game shutout against Division II Concordia-St. Paul in the Cobbers' 2-0 win. Ver Steeg only allowed 3 hits and struck out 4 in the 7 innings. Ver Steeg only allowed runners to get into scoring position on 3 occasions and each time Ver Steeg was able to get the next batter to hold the Golden Bears to 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

Grace Wolhowe - Women’s Basketball
Grace Wolhowe scored a career-high 24 ponts in the Cobbers' 66-55 win at Carleton. Her 24 points was the most by a Cobber player in a game in 2018. She went 8-for-9 from the free throw line and 7-for-14 from the floor as she became only the fourth Cobber player to score at least 24 points in a game since the 2011 season. 

Mikayla Forness - Women's Track & Field
Mikayla Forness earned 2 All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet. She placed 5th in the javelin and 6th in the heptathlon at the national meet to record the first 2 All-American honors of her career.  

Individual Performance of the Year


Game of the Year

Men's Hockey vs. Hamline
The Cobber men's hockey team scored five goals in the final 24 minutes and erased a 7-2 deficit to beat Hamline in a shootuout after the teams skated to a 7-7 overtime tie. The five-goal comeback is believed to be the biggest deficit overcome for a tie or a win in Cobber history. Concordia scored two goals in the final 5 minutes with their goalie pulled to send the game into overtime.  

Women’s Track & Field at NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet
Concordia posted their highest finish at an NCAA Championship Meet since 1998 when they placed 16th at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Meet. The 16th place finish was the highest by any MIAC school at the meet.

Baseball vs. Concordia-St. Paul
The Cobber baseball team shutout NCAA Division II Concordia-St. Paul 2-0 to complete the doubleheader sweep. Concordia held Concordia-St. Paul to just three hits in the second game of the DH and only allowed three runners to get into scoring position in the seven innings of play.

Women's Cross Country at Cobber Invite
The Cobber women's cross country team had the top 4 finishers at the season-opening Cobber Invite. Concordia recorded the rare 1-2-3-4 finish, had seven runners place in the Top 9 and ran away with the team title against Minn.-Morris and Jamestown. It marked the second straight year that the Cobbers won their home meet over the Cougars and Jimmies.  

Game of the Year


Upset of the Year

Volleyball vs. #11 Gustavus
The Cobber volleyball team swept No.11-ranked Gustavus 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 on Senior Night. Concordia rarely trailed in the first 2 sets as they ended the Gusties 8-game win streak and dropped them out of first place in the MIAC standings. It was the first time all season that the nationally-ranked Gusties have been swept and it was only their 4th overall loss in 25 matches. 

Football vs. #15 Wis.-Whitewater
The Cobber football team made a last-minute goal line stand to beat 6-time national champion Wis.-Whitewater 25-18 in the home opener. Concordia became only the third school from the MIAC to beat Whitewater in the history of the UWW program. CC was the first MIAC school to beat Whitewater since the 2002 season.

Ty Johnson - Wrestling
Ty Johnson had the win of the year for the Cobber wrestling team as he pinned All-American Cole Erickson of Coe in only 45-seconds in their match at the Desert Duals in Las Vegas. Erickson went on to finish 3rd at the NCAA Championship Meet in 2018 as he earned his second straight All-American honor. Erickson won 20 matches in 2018 and was pinned only 4 times all year.  

Upset of the Year


Super Cobb (Athletic Performance, Classroom Excellence and Community Involvement)

David Schneck - Men's Tennis
Athletic:
Team captain...went 7-9 in doubles competition

Academic: 3.86 GPA, Mathematics Major

Campus/Community Impact: Member of the Homecoming Court...Choir Member...Orientation Leader

Emily Goff - Women’s Hockey
Athletic:
 1st Cobber player to win the MIAC Shelia Brown Award Winner for team leadership, sportsmanship and volunteer work, academic excellence and hockey skills and production...scored a career-high 17 points in 2018...played in 82 games in 4 years.

Academic: 3.81 GPA, Nursing and Spanish Majors

Campus/Community Impact: SAAC member… volunteered for Love Your Melon and Colleges Against Cancer...memmber of the Student Nurses Association and National Nurses Association.

Haley Cuppett - Volleyball
Athletic:
Team captain…led the Cobbers in kills and total attacks in 2018.

Academic: 3.59 GPA, Mathematics major, Art minor, 2-time Academic All-MIAC

Campus/Community Impact: SAAC Leader...Campus Tour Guide...Best in Show at Concordia Juried Art Show, Spring ‘18...Involved with Relay for Life and FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Adam Frazier - Men’s Track & Field
Athletic:
 Finished 9th in the shot put and 12th in the weight throw at the 2018 MIAC Indoor Meet...finished 11th in the shot put at the 2017 MIAC Outdoor Meet. 

Academic: Business Marketing major, Graphic Design minor 

Campus/Community Impact: Office of Diversity Intern where he helped to create the Community Access Scholarship and developed partnership with BAM (Blacks At Microsoft)...member of the Percussion Ensemble...Student Ambassador in Admissions...Member of Admissions Research Team...Producer and President of Concordia’s Beat...first-ever 4-year male Cheer Team member

Jason Montonye - Football
Athletic:
 MIAC All-Conference 2nd Team...3-time MIAC All-Conference award winner...team captain.

Academic: 3.26 GPA, Exercise Science major, Psychology and Coaching minors

Campus/Community Involvement: SAAC Leader...SAAC SGA Rep...ASAP Committee Member...Athletic Administration Intern...Football Coaching Intern...Mr. Concordia Participant

Super Cobb (Athletic Performance, Classroom Excellence and Community Involvement)