Men’s Soccer Lands Five on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State men’s soccer had five student-athletes – Aadne Bruseth, Michael Creek, Kyle Hiebert, Nicolo Mulatero and Kian Yari – selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VI team, the organization announced Thursday.
 
It becomes the fourth overall academic all-district accolade for Hiebert and third for Creek while Bruseth, Mulatero and Yari are first-time honorees.
 
Bruseth (Jr., Batnfjordsøra, Norway) adds another academic honor after he was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete first team earlier this year.  The junior forward totaled four goals and five assists as a key piece to the MSU attack that racked up 26 goals on the season.  He finished third in the MVC in points with 13 while his five assists ranked second.  Bruseth had a three-game scoring stretch from March 26 – April 3 and turned in a three-assist performance against Drake on March 22.
 
Creek (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.), who has CoSIDA Academic All-American laurels from 2019 and 2018, made all 14 starts and logged 1257:59 minutes in goal for the Bears while registering a league-best .715 goals against average.  He was an All-MVC second-team selection and was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete first team for the third time in his career.  The St. Louis native tallied six clean sheets to increase his career total to 19 shutouts which ranks fifth on the program’s all-time list.  Creek is majoring in Business Administration and boasts a 3.98 GPA.
 
As a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, Hiebert (Sr., La Salle, Manitoba, Canada) bagged the latest accolade of his illustrious 2020-21 ledger which features being named United Soccer Coaches National Scholar Player of the Year, MVC Defensive Player of the Year and MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Additionally, he earned United Soccer Coaches All-America first team and All-MVC first team honors as well as being selected as a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist. Hiebert, who carries a 4.0 GPA in Accounting, started all 14 matches of the 2021 spring campaign to extend his overall streak to 68 consecutive starts in the Bears backline and helped MSU to post six shutouts on the year.
 
Mulatero (Jr. Givoletto, Italy) turned in a stellar junior campaign for the Bears which culminated with him receiving MVC Forward of the Year, All-MVC first team and United Soccer Coaches All-West Region first team honors.  He finished as the league leader in points (22), goals (7), assists (8) and game-winning goals (3).  He became the first Missouri State player to total at least seven goals and seven assists in a season since Danny May tallied eight apiece in 2004.  Mulatero, who was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America and MVC Scholar-Athlete first teams, owns a 3.59 GPA as an Economics major.
 
Yari (So., Manchester, England) started all 14 matches in the Bears midfield this season where he saw 1,171 minutes of action.  He scored his first career goal in noteworthy fashion with a game-winner in the final minute of a 1-0 overtime victory at Bradley on March 18.  Yari was a first team All-MVC selection this year, following up a 2019 debut season where he was named to the All-Freshman team.  He carries a 3.96 GPA as an Economics major.
 
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