Second-year player, Tiegan Kroeker, is enrolled in the Chemistry program at CMU.
Kroeker switched positions and made an instant impact for her team. Kroeker started the season at midfield, but after the PUC Pilots jumped to an early 3-0 halftime lead in their season opener, the Blazer’s staff chose to move Kroeker to the backend.
Since Kroeker’s position change, CMU has given up just one goal in 225 minutes, with the lone marker coming off a corner kick.
“Tiegan has been a key figure in our improving defense since she moved into this new role,” said Blazers head coach Cara Isaak. “Her speed is excellent, and she times her challenges very well. She is also a great team leader for us, she encourages her teammates and gives them additional confidence.”
Kroeker played a big role in CMU’s 0-0 draw with the BU Bobcats and 1-0 loss to the top-ranked USB Les Rouges.
Although CMU is still looking for their first win of the season, the stability Kroeker adds to their defensive unit only increases their chance of success.
The Blazers enter this weekend with a 0-1-2 record. The team will travel to face the winless ACC Cougars on Saturday, September 28 and finish the weekend of at Red River College to face the Rebels on Sunday, September 29.