Golden Cobber Male Athlete of the Year
Tyler Bossert - Men's Hockey
In his first year of Division III competition, Bossert led the MIAC in scoring during the regular season with 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points and his assist total ranked 5th in the country. Bossert earned All-American Second Team honors and was also on the MIAC All-Conference Team.
Matt Bye - Men's Track & Field
In his first season in the multi-event, Bye was only 10th at the MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championship Heptathlon. Just two months later Bye finished second at the MIAC Outdoor Championships in the Decathlon and second in the 110 meter hurdles earning him All-Conference Honors in both events. He then went on to finish 15th in the nation in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. During the following indoor track and field season, Bye improved by earning his first MIAC Indoor Championship title in the heptathlon which also earned him All-Conference Honors. He barely missed the school record in the event and then went on to finish 11th at the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon. Bye has also earned MIAC Athlete of the Week, Scholar All-American Honors and holds the school record in the 60m hurdles.
Nathaniel Kahlbaugh - Men’s Golf
From the spring of 2018 through the fall of 2018 Kahlbaugh finished inside the Top 20 in 8 of 9 tournaments he played. He also finished in the Top 5 a total of five times and shot a 68 to win by 10 shots in the Cobber Spring Matchup. Kahlbaugh also finished second at the Gustavus Bobby Krig Invite, second at the Cobber Fall Invite, third at the Gustavus Twin Cities Classic and fourth at the Jamestown Fall Invitational. Kahlbaugh led the men’s golf team in scoring in the spring of 2018 with an average of 72.0, went on to lead the Cobber men's golf team in scoring in the fall of 2018 with an average of 75.4 and only posted two scores above 77 in his last 22 rounds.
Austin Ver Steeg - Baseball
Ver Steeg was the No.1 starting pitcher for the Cobbers as a sophomore last year. He finished the season by earning All-Region and All-Conference honors. Ver Steeg ended the year with a 1.25 ERA, 3-0 record, 36 innings pitched, 34 K’s and opponents had a .200 batting average.