Hendrik Hebbeker enjoyed an outstanding season for the Pride. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hofstra University senior midfielder Hendrik Hebbeker was named a second team United Soccer Coaches All-American on Thursday.

The honor comes on the heels of being selected as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and earning United Soccer Coaches first team All-Region honors. Hebbeker was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.

The All-America honor is the first of Hebbeker’s career. He became the fifth Hofstra men’s soccer player to earn All-America honors from the national coaches association. He joined Ed Gaffney (1969), Michael Todd (2006), Shaun Foster (2012) and Joseph Holland (2015). Johannes Grahn was a Freshman All-American in 2007.

Hebbeker enjoyed a tremendous season, compiling nine goals and a team-high tying 11 assists for 29 points. The Cologne, Germany native was a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and helped Hofstra to an 18-2-2 record and the third round of the NCAA Division I tournament for the first time in program history. The 18 wins were a school record.

Nationally, Hebbeker ranks fifth in assists and 12th in points. He tied for second in the CAA in assists, was fourth in goals and third in points. The 11 assists are tied for the third most in a single season in program history and his 29 points are tied for ninth on the Hofstra season list.

Hebbeker will return in 2022 for a fifth year. He will enter his final campaign with 15 goals and 17 assists for 47 points. The 17 assists rank ninth all-time at Hofstra.

This year’s All-Americans will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Ceremony and Reception on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.