Oct. 8, 2007
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
Western Washington University placekicker Josh Lider has been named North Central Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Vikings' 18-15 win over St. Cloud State University last Saturday.
Lider, a sophomore from Bellevue (Sammamish), kicked four field goals, including a 35-yard game winner with 21 seconds remaining. He also had three pointers of 47, 34 and 20 in becoming the first NCC kicker this season to have four field goals in a game.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Lider has made all eight of his field-goal attempts this season, tying the school record for consecutive three pointers set by current Atlanta Falcons punter and long field goal kicker Michael Koenen during the 2001-02 seasons.
Lider connected on three field goals in Western's season-opening win at NCAA I-FCS UC Davis.
Lider was a squad member last year, but did not see any action after being a redshirt in 2005.
Western (2-3, 1-3 NCC) is at South Dakota on Saturday (2 p.m. CT) where the Coyotes have a 21-game home field winning streak.