Hendrik Hebbeker had a 3.98 GPA this past year. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

Two Hofstra University men’s players – Hendrik Hebbeker and Stefan Mason – were named Academic All-America Wednesday by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA).

They are repeat winners after each earned the distinction in 2021.

The CSC Academic All-America men’s soccer teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CSC Academic All-America program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Hebbeker, a senior midfielder, earned his second consecutive spot on the first team after tallying two goals and three assists in 2022. The Cologne, Germany native has a 3.98 grade-point average as a mathematics and physics major.

Mason, a tri-captain, is also making a second consecutive appearance on the third team. A senior defender-midfielder, the Knowle, United Kingdom native has a 3.85 GAA as a finance major. He recorded one assist and was instrumental in Hofstra’s defensive efforts this season.

The pair joined Arni Gunnarsson (2002, 2003), Michael Todd (2005, 2006), and Matthew Vowinkel (2020, 2021) as two-time Academic All-Americans from the men’s soccer program. The program’s only other Academic All-American is Storm Strongin (2020).

Hofstra finished 14-4-3 this past season and won the Colonial Athletic Association title for the second consecutive year.

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.