The Oakson brothers leaving a legacy

The Concordia Courier

Tyler Oakson

By Jenna Hoffman | 10/15/2021

Tyler Oakson is continuing the legacy of his brother, Michael Oakson, by playing his second season on the men’s soccer team this year. 

Michael played on the men’s soccer team for four seasons from 2017 to 2020. In 2019 he earned 1st Team All-PacWest after being a top defender for the Eagles and starting all 17 games and was also named preseason All-PacWest in 2020. During his first two seasons, he played or started in almost every game. By the end of his college career, Michael was considered a great leader by his teammates.

Tyler said, “I was able to play with my brother [Michael] in his senior year and I was able to see how much of an influential leader he was. I would love to grow into the leader that my brother was, and I feel that his legacy encourages me to strive for greatness.” Michael was a top defender as an Eagle. Tyler is also a defender and is proving to be a valuable player. This season so far, Tyler has played 731 minutes over the span of eight games. That is starting every game so far. 

Tyler is not only a top defender for the Eagles, but he is also a player that represents the school values and is respected by the people around him. Junior Miguel Pena said, “Tyler Oakson is the definition of a Christ centered student athlete and an individual that many of us look up to.” Pena also said, “He devotes a lot of his time to help others and having him be a part of this program is a true blessing to all of us,” and added, “we hope to just keep improving as a team with his leadership.” Freshman Justin Nodarse agreed, “Tyler is a great teammate and I enjoy being around him.”

Tyler said, “I truly value and honor the relationships that I have with my coaches and teammates and I hope to leave my own personal legacy within the men’s soccer program, however this wouldn’t be possible without God’s presence in my life.”

On Tues., Oct. 12, the soccer team is heading to Hawaii to face Chaminade, Hawai’i Pacific and Hawai’i Hilo for their PacWest games. To continue following the journey of Tyler and the soccer team follow them on their Instagram page @cui.mensoccer. Make sure to support our Eagles when they return home to play Academy of Art on Sat., Oct. 23. 

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