Matthew Vowinkel – Graduate Student – Forward – Hofstra
Vowinkel came up with the big plays that Hofstra needed to advance past Drexel 2-1 in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament and Elon 3-2 in the championship match.
Vowinkel and sophomore forward Ryan Carmichael combine to give Hofstra a dynamic duo up-top that has been difficult for opponents to contain. In the win over Drexel, Vowinkel scored twice with Carmichael assisting on the first goal and Stefan Mason and Carmichael assisting on the second.
Vowinkel also contributed two goals including the game-winning goal in the win over Elon. He converted a header after receiving a cross from Carmichael with Francesco Perinelli also assisting and scored with a double assist from Storm Strongin and Francesco.
Vowinkel has 11 goals and 6 assists on the season and is among the reasons why Hofstra is having a banner season. The Pride is unbeaten in its last 15 games to improve to 16-1-2. Hofstra secured its fifth CAA Tournament title and first since 2015.
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