Tyler Miller (Photo courtesy nusports.com)
Senior goalkeeper Tyler Miller established a new program record with his 30th career shutout on September 7, making four saves in a scoreless draw with Cal-State Fullerton in California. Miller's third shutout 2014 campaign broke a tie with Misha Rosenthal (2005-09) and gave him sole possession of the top spot on the Wildcats' leaderboard.
A senior from Woodbury, New Jersey, Miller has been a stalwart in the Northwestern net since he arrived on campus in 2011. He earned his first shutout during his freshman season against the No. 7 California Golden Bears at Toyota Park, home of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire. Miller started 19 contests in his debut season and posted nine shutouts, the second-highest total in a single season in program history at the time.
The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree followed that up with 10 shutouts as a sophomore in 2012, and he notched eight more last season in an injury-shortened campaign. All told, Miller's three seasons have produced three of the four highest single-season shutout totals in Northwestern history.
This year, Miller was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list for the second consecutive season, making him just the fifth Wildcat to be cited as a preseason candidate for the most prestigious award in collegiate soccer. He has also been identified as one of 30 national candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award.
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