HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – A program and school-record three members of the Hofstra University men’s team were named to the Academic All-America Team, presented by CoSIDA, it was announced Friday by the organization.

Midfielder Hendrik Hebbeker was voted to the first team, forward Matthew Vowinkel was named to the second team,and defender Stefan Mason was a third team selection.

The 2021 Academic All-America men’s team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

Hebbeker, a senior midfielder from Cologne, Germany, is a first time Academic All-America selection and is the owner of a 3.97 grade-point average as a mathematics major. A second team United Soccer Coaches All-American, he was also selected as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and earned United Soccer Coaches f6irst team All-Region honors. Hebbeker enjoyed a superb season, compiling nine goals and a team-high tying 11 assists for 29 points

He was a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and ranks fifth nationally 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 single season list.

Vowinkel is a two-time Academic All-America® selection after earning a third team spot last season. A first-year graduate student from new Hyde Park, New York, Vowinkel posted a 3.49 GPA as an undergraduate finance major. A first team United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region selection, Vowinkel recorded 13 goals, nine assists, and 35 points, ranking second on the team in goals and points. Vowinkel is fourth in the nation in points and 10th in goals, and was second in the CAA in both categories. A first team All-CAA selection, he was also the CAA Championship Most Outstanding Player after scoring four goals in two games to lead the Pride to the title.

Mason, a junior defender from Knowle, United Kingdom, has a 3.82 grade point average as a finance major. He is a first-time Academic All-America selection. Mason was a third team All-CAA selection this season, as the team co-captain was a key contributor on the back line and added four goals and five assists. Three of his four goals were game-winners. Mason was also an All-CAA Championship selection.

The men’s soccer program has had six student-athletes earn Academic All-America accolades. Hebbeker joins Arni Gunnarsson (2002, 2003) as the only first team selection in program history.

 

Academic All-America ® Men’s Soccer Team NCAA Division I

FIRST TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

GK

Michael Creek (2)(4)(9)

Missouri State University

Gr.

3.98/3.98

MBA

D

Jacob Graiber (2)

University of Illinois Chicago

Gr.

3.60/3.61

Finance (UG) / Finance (G)

D

Kyle Hiebert (1)(4)(7)(%)

Missouri State University

Gr.

4.00/3.92

Accounting (UG) / Accountancy (G)

D

Kevin Morris (1)

West Virginia University

Gr.

3.90/4.00

Mathematics (UG) / Business Data Analytics (G)

D

Matt Nocita (2)

U.S. Naval Academy

Sr.

3.58

History

M

Hendrik Hebbeker

Hofstra University

Sr.

3.97

Mathematics

M

Billy Hency (2)

Loyola University

Sr.

3.74

Supply Chain Management

M

Tyrone Mondi (4)(9)

Oregon State University

Gr.

3.89/3.53

MBA

F

Zach Ryan (1)

Stanford University

Sr.

3.54

Management Science & Engineering

F

Dylan Teves

University of Washington

Sr.

3.69

Business Administration: Finance

F

Rene White (1)

NJIT

Gr.

3.66/3.91

Business (UG) / Management (G)

SECOND TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

GK

Jack Roberts

Princeton University

Sr.

3.90

Operations Research & Financial Engineering

D

Rooks Hunter

The University of Tulsa

Gr.

3.96/3.96

Computer Information Systems (UG) / MBA (G)

D

Maxwell Kent

Syracuse University

Gr.

3.96/3.96

Public Administration

D

Charlie Ostrem

University of Washington

Sr.

3.70

Business Administration: Marketing

D

Philip Quinton

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

3.87

International Economics / Political Science

M

Matthew Fearnley (3)

Georgia State University

Sr.

3.84

Health & Physical Education

M

Pierre Reedy (1)

Pennsylvania State University

Gr.

3.64/3.66

Security & Risk Analy., Sociology (UG) / Corporate Finance (G)

M

Derek Waleffe

Brown University

Sr.

4.00

Applied Mathematics

F

Chris Donovan

Drexel University

Sr.

3.65

Sport Management

F

Benjamin Klingen

Northeastern University

Sr.

4.00

Business-Finance

F

Matthew Vowinkel (3)

Hofstra University

Gr.

3.49

Finance

THIRD TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

D

Andrew Aprahamian

Stanford University

Gr.

3.65

Science, Technology & Society (UG) / Media Studies (G)

D

Aaron Denk Gracia

West Virginia University

Sr.

3.96

General Business

D

Stefan Mason

Hofstra University

Jr.

3.82

Finance

D

Michael Montemurri

Bowling Green State University

Jr.

3.98

Physics

M

JP Armbruster

Belmont University

Gr.

4.00

Accounting (UG) / Master of Accountancy (G)

M

Kian Yari

Missouri State University

Jr.

3.88

Economics

M

Marc Ybarra (2)

University of Michigan

Sr.

3.45

Economics

F

Enrique Banuelos

Northern Illinois University

Sr.

3.95

Business Administration

F

Brock Lindow

University of Kentucky

Sr.

3.96

Computer Engineering

F

Jack Lynn (3)

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

3.37

Finance

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

(1) = 1st team Academic All-America® in 2020-21
(2) = 2nd team Academic All-America® in 2020-21
(3) = 3rd team Academic All-America® in 2020-21
(4) = 1st team Academic All-America® in 2019
(7) = 1st team Academic All-America® in 2018
(9) = 3rd team Academic All-America® in 2018
(%) = 3rd team Academic All-America® in 2017