Alderson named IIAC Offensive Player of the Week for third time

Tanner Alderson
Tanner Alderson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Simpson men's soccer player Tanner Alderson earned Iowa Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Oct. 8, as announced by the league office Monday.

IIAC Performers of the Week

A sophomore forward from Parkville, Mo., Alderson took home the honor for the third time this season after scoring three goals in helping the Storm go 3-0 on the week with wins over Nebraska Wesleyan (2-1) on Wednesday, Buena Vista (2-0) on Saturday and Concordia-Moorhead (3-1) on Sunday. He scored game-winners against conference foes Nebraska Wesleyan and Buena Vista.

Alderson headed in the game-winner against the Prairie Wolves with 47 seconds left in the game, breaking a 1-1 tie. He scored the first goal of the game in the shutout win over the Beavers and needed just 47 seconds to give the Storm a 1-0 lead in the non-conference win over the Cobbers on Sunday.

Alderson leads the Iowa Conference and ranks seventh in Division III with 14 goals on the season. His six game-winners are good for third in the country.

Simpson is 13-0-1 on the season, one of just nine schools in Division III without a loss. Storm players have accounted for seven of 12 Iowa Conference Player of the Week honors in 2017.