Herd senior recognized for his off the field success
Herd Has 11 Players Earn C-USA Academic Recognition
40 Marshall student-athletes held GPA's of 3.75 or higher
165 Marshall student-athletes were named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Senior Earns Third Academic Award of the Year
2011 (Senior):Games Played/Started:17/17... Started and played in every game for the Herd through the season... Claimed 4 points from 1 goal and 2 assists... Contributed to the Herd's 4 shutouts while starting at right back... Assisted Anthony Virgara for the team's only goal in the 1-1 regular season draw with SMU... Scored the team's second goal in the 2-3 loss to UAB... Provided the game-winning assist to Devin Perkins in the squad's 2-1 overtime win over Tulsa... Earned Capital One Region II All-Academic honors... Received a place on the C-USA All-Academic Team... C-USA Academic Medalist... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Served as co-captain for the season.
2010 (Junior):Games Played/Started: 18/17... Had a break-out season from outside back... Tied for the team-high in goals with four... Scored in a 3-1 win against Radford... Netted the game-winner against Wright State... Tallied the lone MU goal against East Tennessee State... Had the final goal in a 3-0 win against Shawnee State... Oct. 4 Conference USA Defender of the Week... CoSIDA/ESPN District II First-Team All-Academic... Confence USA All-Academic Team... Second Team All-Conference USA... Second Team All-Midwest Region.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 19 games at outside back while starting 16... Started all 10 C-USA games... Registered one assist against UAB in a 3-2 Herd win in the regular season finale.
2008 (Freshman): Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team... Played in 17 games for The Herd, starting 13 games... Netted the game winning goal against Memphis in a 2-1 victory for his only tally of the year... Earned his way onto the Dean's List.
Prior to Marshall: State 'A' Champions in 2004 at St. Henry District...region nine champions in 2005... District championships in 2004-06... Honored as a member of first team all-state in 2007... Honorable mention all-state in 2006... Northern Kentucky second-team all-regional 2006 and first-team in 2007... Northern Kentucky Defensive Player of the Year 2007... Kentucky Enquirer Men's Soccer Player of the Year... All 'A' state tournament teams in 2006-07... Regional honors in 2005 and 2007... District honors in 2006-07.
Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1989... Son of Joe and Jill Hilgefort... Majoring in chemestry.