Matthew Vowinkel played a vital part of Hofstra’s success. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hofstra University senior forward Matthew Vowinkel was selected in the third round of the Major League Soccer Super Draft by FC Cincinnati.

Vowinkel was the second pick of the third round, 56th overall.

A United Soccer Coaches first team All-Region selection in 2019 as well as a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, Vowinkel is the fifth Hofstra men’s player to be chosen in the MLS draft, joining Gary Flood (2007), Michael Todd (2007), Joseph Holland (2017),and Sean Nealis (2019).

The New Hyde Park, N.Y. native led the Pride with 13 goals and 28 points during the 2019 season. The 13 goals and 28 points were career highs. The 13 goals were the most for a Pride player since 2005. Vowinkel ranked second in the CAA in goals scored and points.

Vowinkel also was a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American and a Scholar All-East Region pick in 2019.

During his three years with the Pride, Vowinkel has started played in 57 games and has recorded 23 goals and two assists for 48 points.