Collins Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented By GEICO


American University men’s soccer sophomore Tyler Collins has been selected as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Deparment of Athletics officials announced Monday. Collins registered a goal in each of AU’s matches last week as he now has four scores on the season.

Collins, who hails from Norwalk, Conn., Collins tied the match at one against No. 13 Georgetown on Tuesday. He scored on a breakaway up the left side as he beat a Georgetown defender. Then on Saturday in American’s 3-0 victory over Army, Collins converted a high shot from 20 yards out to extend the Eagles’ advantage to two goals in the 75th minute.

Collins has now registered goals in three of the last five matches and four total on the campaign. He is currently one goal behind Alassane Kane for the team lead. Additionally, Collins has started the last four games as the Eagles are 3-1 during the stretch. For the season, Collins has appeared in all 13 matches with six starts.

The Eagles will face UAB in a midweek non-conference contest in Birmingham, Ala., before hosting Lafayette on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. in a key Patriot League match.