Fernandes, Cochrum win player of the week
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
By Tyler Hancock
Oklahoma Christian University’s Brian Cochrum
and Cristian Fernandes earned Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the
Week honors in back-to-back weeks. The Eagles have strung together five
straight victories thanks in large part to the duo’s success.
earned SAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct.
8-14 with a record tying performance against St. Gregory’s University.
In a 6-1 Eagle victory, Fernandes accounted for five of the team’s
The five goals were the most in a game since Trey
Truesdell scored five times against Southwest Baptist University (Mo.)
in 1998. Magness Karlsson also had five goals in a game against
LeTourneau University (Mo.) in 1989.
Fernandes scored the game winning goal against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in a 1-0 Eagle victory.
sophomore from Maringa, Brazil leads Oklahoma Christian with 14 goals
and 30 points in 12 games played this season. Fernandes has nearly
tripled his output from last year.
In his freshman campaign,
Fernandes netted five goals to go with eight assists. He earned the
2006 SAC Newcomer of the Year award and was named to the All-SAC second
Cochrum earned SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for
the week of Oct. 1-7. The Eagles picked up a 2-0 victory over Newman
University (Kan.) and a 3-2 victory over John Brown University during
The junior from Arlington, Texas recorded two saves
in the 2-0 victory at Newman for his second shutout of the season. At
John brown he recorded 12 saves, nine of those coming in a scoreless
first half. For the season Cochrum has recorded 54 saves in 12 games
Cochrum added a third shutout last Saturday in the 1-0 win over Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
has played really well for us the last few games,” Eagles head coach
David Scott said. “He’s had some big saves at key times in games to
keep the momentum going for us. He’s done a great job.”
season, Cochrum started all 19 games for the Eagles and had seven
shutouts including a string of four straight. He grabbed 96 saves on
the year while allowing just 1.19 goals per game.
will face Southern Nazarene University tomorrow night. The Crimson
Storm enter the contest ranked No. 5 in the nation.