Matthew Vowinkel (above) and Storm Strongin made an impact in the classroom and on the field. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Two Hofstra University men’s soccer student-athletes – Storm Strongin and Matthew Vowinkel – have been named to the Academic All-America® Division I men’s soccer team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Strongin and Vowinkel joined a group of 30 other Hofstra student-athletes to hold the title of Academic All-American. They also are only the third and fourth members of the men’s soccer program to earn Academic All-America accolades, joining Arni Gunnarsson (2002, 2003) and Michael Todd (2005, 2006).

Strongin, a two-time Academic All-District selection, was selected to the Academic All-America second team. A senior midfielder, Strongin posted a 3.93 grade-point average as an economics major. A second team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection Strongin recorded two goals and three assists this past season. His 15 career assists rank 10th all-time at Hofstra.

Vowinkel earned a spot on the Academic All-America third team after compiling a 3.45 overall GPA as a finance major. The senior forward had another stellar season in 2020-21, leading the Pride with six goals, five assists, and 17 points in 10 games. Vowinkel was a first team All-CAA pick for the second consecutive season and ranked second in the league in assists and third in goals and points. His 29 career goals are tied for sixth all-time at Hofstra and his 65 career points are tied for ninth. A 2021 MLS SuperDraft selection by FC Cincinnati, Vowinkel was a 2019 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American and a two-time Scholar All-Region honoree.

Hofstra, which posted a 5-2-3 record this past season, won the CAA North Division and advanced to the CAA Championship game.

 

FIRST TEAM

 

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

GK

Andrew Thomas (2)

Stanford University

Sr.

3.95

Engineering Physics

D

David Grana (3) (#)

Saint Joseph’s University

Sr.

3.95

Biology

D

Joel Harrison (2)

University of Michigan

Gr.

4.00/4.00

Computer Science Engineering Masters

D

Kyle Hiebert (1) ($) (&)

Missouri State University

Gr.

4.00/4.00

Accounting

D

Kevin Morris

West Virginia University

Gr.

3.90

Mathematics (UG) / Business Data Analytics (G)

M

Zach Maas (3)

Utah Valley University

Sr.

3.83

Exercise Science, Pre-Med

M

Pierre Reedy

Pennsylvania State University

Gr.

3.64/3.66

Security & Risk Analysis (UG) Corporate Finance (G)

M

Lucas Rosa

Saint Francis University

Sr.

4.00

Accounting

F

Zach Ryan

Stanford University

Sr.

3.51

Management Science & Engineering

F

Lukas Sunesson

Marquette University

Jr.

3.82

Operations & Supply Chain MGM / Intern. Business

F

Rene White

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sr.

3.67

Business Concentration in Financial Technology

 

SECOND TEAM

 

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

GK

Michael Creek (1) (%)

Missouri State University

Sr.

3.98

Business Administration

D

Spencer Glass

Indiana University

Sr.

3.39

Marketing, Management & Sales

D

Jacob Graiber

University of Illinois at Chicago

Gr.

3.41/3.57

Finance (UG) / Finance (G)

D

Patrick Hogan

Charlotte

Gr.

3.43/4.00

Business Analytics

D

Matt Nocita

U.S. Naval Academy

Jr.

3.58

History

M

Billy Hency

Loyola University Chicago

Jr.

3.73

Supply Chain Management

M

Alan Kahlenbeck

Saint Joseph’s University

Gr.

4.00

Finance

M

Storm Strongin

Hofstra University

Sr.

3.93

Economics

M

Marc Ybarra

University of Michigan

Sr.

3.45

Business Administration

F

Victor Bezerra

Indiana University

So.

3.60

Sport Marketing & Management

F

Mike Melaragni

Western Michigan University

Jr.

4.00

Biomedical Sciences

F

CJ Tibbling

Seton Hall University

Jr.

3.71

IT Management

THIRD TEAM

 

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

GK

Will Palmquist

University of Denver

Gr.

3.95/4.00

Finance & Data Analytics

D

Jordan Broadwater

East Tennessee State University

Sr.

4.00

Chemistry

D

Mark Brown

Utah Valley University

Sr.

3.95

Finance

D

Nick Dauchot

Loyola Marymount University

Gr.

3.52/3.89

Finance (UG) / MBA (G)

D

Daniel Strachan

University of Akron

Gr.

3.65

Business Administration

M

Matthew Fearnley

Georgia State University

Jr.

3.84

Health & Physical Education

M

Matt Thorsheim

Bucknell University

Sr.

3.70

Accounting & Financial Management

F

Taylor Durall

UNC Asheville

Jr.

3.97

Biology

F

Jack Lynn

University of Notre Dame

Jr.

3.41

Finance

F

Matthew Vowinkel

Hofstra University

Sr.

3.45

Finance

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year:  Kyle Hiebert, Missouri State University

(1) = 2019 1st team Academic All-America®

(2) = 2019 2nd team Academic All-America®

(3) = 2019 3rd team Academic All-America®

($) = 2018 1st team Academic All-America®

(#) = 2018 2nd team Academic All-America®

(%) = 2018 3rd team Academic All-America®

(&) = 2017 3rd team Academic All-America®