from Missouri State Athletics
Junior Kyle Hiebert and sophomore Michael Creek represent the Missouri State men’s soccer squad on the 2018 Academic All-America Division I soccer teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday (Dec. 5).
Hiebert earns first team honors, while Creek takes home third team. Hiebert marks the first CoSIDA Academic All-American first team member since Heath Melugin in 2011.
Hiebert, a two time CoSIDA All-American honoree, led the Bears to another impressive defensive season. The anchor of the Bears strong defensive line has started in all 17 matches for Missouri State, playing in all but 45 of the available minutes. The La Salle, Manitoba, Canada native has been key in the Bears’ defense, recording a .70 goals-against-average, which is the 16th lowest GAA in the nation. The team captain also added an assist and 12 shot attempts. The junior has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA in accounting.
Creek has held up remarkable numbers in his first season in goal for the Bears, allowing only 13 goals in 16 games. Starting all but one game this season, the St. Louis, Mo., native has logged six shutouts in 16 matches. Creek also recorded 46 saves, and holds a .76 goals-against-average, which is second in the MVC. The sophomore maintains a 3.99 cumulative GPA in accounting.