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Tyler Snider and Katie Giles named October Bison of the Month presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services

Tyler Snider and Katie Giles named October Bison of the Month presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced the two recipients for the Bison of the Month award presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS) for October. Women's soccer senior defender Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.) and football junior defensive lineman Tyler Snider (Thornville, Ohio) were selected for their exceptional performances as Bison student-athletes.

Despite only playing two seasons at Gallaudet, Giles made her presence felt on the soccer field. She was able to stymie forwards and midfielders and take away many scoring opportunities. Giles showed her offensive skills in the Bison’s game against the College of St. Elizabeth as she scored three goals, tallied one assist and totaled a career-high seven points. She totaled nine points, scoring three total goals and three assists in the 18 games she started this season. Giles now competes on the women's swimming team and looks to move her success to the pool.

"Katie was really a lifesaver for us this year," said Gallaudet women's soccer coach Sarah Gumina. "She was a huge part of our team this season and has worked hard to earn this award."

Through the month of October, Snider has led a Bison defense (8-0) that has been key in Gallaudet’s best start in school history. Despite being an All-ECFC offensive lineman last season, Snider switched to the defensive side of the ball and continues to be a force for the Bison. Snider was recognized earlier in October as Beyond Sports Network Defensive Player of the Week for his dominant game against defending conference champions Mount Ida College. Snider had a game-high three sacks resulting in a loss of 23 yards. In October, Snider tallied 16 tackles (12 solo) 5.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup. Most importantly, he has helped the Bison win four consecutive games, continuing their 10-game winning streak dating back to the 2012 season.

"Tyler has been huge for us on defense this year," said Gallaudet football coach Chuck Goldstein. "His transition from offense to defense has been seamless and he has continued to perform at a very high level every week. He is developing into a great leader for us and we count on him to make plays."

These are the second Bison of the Month awards for the 2013-14 athletic seasons. Each month the Gallaudet University Athletics Department will recognize two standout student-athletes (one male, one female) from their respective sports. Previous winners include football senior defensive back Nicholas Elstad (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and women's volleyball senior outside hitter Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) for the month of September.

2013-14 Gallaudet Bison of the Month presented by GIS

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