Hoof Named Scholar Athlete by United Soccer Coaches

Hoof Named Scholar Athlete by United Soccer Coaches

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer senior defender Kevin Hoof (Maple Grove, Minnesota) was named NCAA Division II Men's Scholar All-North/Central Region Team by the United Soccer Coaches the organization announced Monday afternoon. It is the second-consecutive season that Hoof has received the honor.

The criteria for being eligible for the honor include a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher, must have started in 50-percent of their team's contests, and be an elite player or contribute to their team's success

Hoof earned a spot on the USC Scholar All-Region Team with a 3.44 GPA in Neuroscience. In 2018, Hoof helped NMU hold their opponents to just 1.05 goals per game while also adding a goal and an assist on the offensive end en route to first team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors. Hoof helped the Wildcats to six shutouts this season including five-consecutive to end the month of September.

For the second straight season, the Wildcats ended their campaign having set a number of records and reached program firsts. For the first time in the three-year history of the NMU Men's Soccer program, the Wildcats finished with a .500 overall record and matched last season's win total.