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FTF All-Canadian Defender of the Year: Kyle Hiebert

Birthdate: July 30th 1997

Hometown: La Salle, Manitoba 

Team: Missouri State

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190LBS

REDSHIRT (2015)

Did not play in 2016

Freshmen (2017)

United States Coaches All-West Region Second Team

Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team

17GP/GS – 1G, 0A = 2PTS 3SOG

Sophomore (2018)

Named Team Captain

MVAC All-Conference Second Team

United States Soccer Coaches All-West Region Third Team

17GP/GS – 0G, 1A = 1PTS 3SOG

Junior (2019)

United States Coaches All-American Second Team

All-MVC First Team selection

MVC Defensive Player of the Year

All-West Region First Team Honors

20GP/GS – 1G, 2A = 4PTS 3SOG

Senior (2020)

MAC Herman Trophy Semi-Finalist

MVC Defensive Player of the Year

All-MVC First Team

MVC All-Tournament Team

Valley Scholar-Athlete of the Year

13GP/GS – 1G, 1A = 3PTS 2SOG 1GWG

What else can be said about Two-time MVC Defender of the Year Kyle Hiebert? 

La Salle, Manitoba product Kyle Hiebert is a player any coach would be thrilled to have leading their back-line. Hiebert was listed as a Semi-Finalist for the MAC Herman Award, meaning he is considered a top fifteen player currently competing in the NCAA with his cool, calm and collected play in the defensive third. After finishing his Senior season with Missouri State, Hiebert will be leaving as one of the most accomplished players in the program’s history.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Hiebert takes as much pride in his performance on the field as he does in the classroom. The soon to be accounting major was featured on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2019 amongst various other academic awards for his studying efforts.

Hiebert was absolutely stellar when challenged by opposing attackers this past season. As Team Captain, Kyle guided the team to an astonishing 12-1-0 record on the season and the 13th seed in the NCAA National Championships. The sensational center-back captained the side in all thirteen matches, recording one goal and one assist to go along with his tremendous defensive play.

2021 marked Hiebert’s final season of NCAA eligibility but with a player of Hiebert’s caliber, it is highly unlikely the road ends here. Time can only tell if there is a professional football career in Hiebert’s but regardless it is evident this young man will be successful in whatever path he decides to indulge in. 

GS= Games Started GP= Games Played G= Goals A= Assist PTS= Points SOG= Shots on Goal GWG= Game Winning Goals

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