Maggee Hodgdon currently leads the women's soccer team with three goals, six points, 15 shots and seven shots on goal. Andy Groebner leads the football team in receiving with 14 catches for 299 yards and one touchdown.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department announced Maggee Hodgdon (Fr., Newberg, Ore.) of the women’s soccer team, and Andy Groebner (Fr., Andover, Minn.) as the UMC Teambackers Student-Athletes of the Month for September. Hodgdon and Groebner are both first-time honorees and are the first Student-Athletes of the Month for the 2018-19 season.

    Hodgdon has had a strong first month for the Golden Eagle women’s soccer team. She currently leads the team with three goals, six points, 15 shots and seven shots on goal. Hodgdon had the game-winning goal with two seconds remaining against Upper Iowa University Sun., Sept. 23. Her three goals surpasses the goal total from anyone on the 2017 roster as the highest goal count was two goals. Hodgdon started the season with two goals in her first career game against Adams State University.

    Groebner has also burst on to the scene for Minnesota Crookston. The freshman wide-out leads the team in receiving with 14 catches for 299 yards and one touchdown. Groebner’s best game came with six catches for 162 yards against St. Cloud State. The performance included a 70-yard touchdown catch off a pass from Tristan Robbins. In addition, Groebner had three catches for 77 yards in the win on Sept. 22 over Minot State University, the first for the program since the 2015 season. He is averaging 59.8 yards per game and 21.4 yards per catch on the 2018 season.

    Statistics for the one game for each sport in August were included in the statistics for this month’s award recipients.

    The UMC Teambackers Student-Athlete Award is in the third season as a monthly award. It was made a monthly award during the 2016-17 season after being awarded on a weekly basis the prior three years.