15 Creaghan Diekema
15 Creaghan Diekema
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Position: F
Last School: Grand Rapids Christian HS
Experience: 1L
Club Team: Crew Academy Wolves

Stats: 2017| 2016

2017: Started all 16 matches... Scored goals against Niagara (8/27) and Evansville (10/10)... Recorded a team-high two assists... Recorded 13 shots with four on goal... Had a season-high three shots against Evansville (10/10)... Logged 1066 minutes as a forward for the Bruins... Was named to the Horizon League All-Academic Team... 

2016: Started 15 matches while appearing in 17 overall... Recorded one shot on goal against Campbell (9/20)... Logged 1,264 minutes as a defender for BU... 

Prior to Belmont: Starred at Grand Rapids Christian High School for three seasons before electing to play academy during his senior season of high school eligibility... Earned academic all-state honors in 2012, 2013 and 2014 ... Tabbed all-conference in 2014 and led his squad to a conference championship during that same season ... He led the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors to three-straight State Cup finals, three-straight MRL Division Championships, three-straight Region II appearances and three-straight National League appearances ... In 2015-16 he starred for the Crew SC Academy Wolves, leading them to an academy playoff birth and a No. 6 overall seed.

Personal: Majoring in Finance... Son of Paul and Melissa Diekema ... Part of the regional champion track and field team in high school where he earned All-Conference honors... Former teammates with Po Outlaw of Oakland men's soccer and Martin Lang of Detroit Mercy men's soccer... Four-time recipient of the Academic Excellence Award in high school... Lists favorite athletes as Steve Smith Sr., Paul George, David Johnson, and Vincent Kompany... Favorite books are "The Long Walk" and "1984"... Favorite movies are "The Dark Night," "Django Unchained," and "Interstellar"... Likes to eat beef stroganoff, pizza, and steak... Enjoys playing frisbee gold, ultimate frisbee, and video games when not on the pitch... Lists greatest sports thrill as Academy playoffs his senior year... Has two siblings, Myah(18) and Matea(15).