Four senior footballers win academic accolades from all CoSIDA districts


Four seniors from the Middlebury football team have been integrated into the College of America’s Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) All-District 2 team. Max Auborn (Glastonbury, Connecticut), Jack Pistorius (Park Ridge, Illinois), Griffon Pizzano (Woodstock, Georgia) and Nate stewart (Easton, Mass.) Have been recognized by the organization.

Auburn, a 2020 All-District Pick, is a major in Economics and Computer Science and has a GPA of 3.79 (GPA). The defensive lineman has made 18 tackles this season and has three tackles in three games this year. He helped lead a defensive unit that placed fourth at NESCAC.

Pistorius, the 2019 NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, takes top honors from all districts for the second year in a row. The linebacker is an economics student and has a cumulative GPA of 3.42. Pistorius has led the team with 76 (48 solo, 28 assists) this season, placing fifth at NESCAC. The captain registered 11 tackles, a season-high, in the last game of the season, ending his career with 175. Pistorius was named NESCAC’s Defensive Player of the Week after Middlebury’s 28-12 win at Hamilton. In the game he made 10 saves (seven solo), an interception came back for a touchdown and a pass break.

Pizzano was entered in the All Districts team for the first time in his career. The offensive lineman has a computer science degree and has a cumulative GPA of 3.81. He helps anchor a line that ranks second at NESCAC in rushing yards averaging 161.0 yards per game.

Stewart, a second-time winner, graduated in Neuroscience with a GPA of 3.50. The defensive back is second on the team and eighth in NESCAC with 61 tackles (39 solo, 22 assists) and finished the season with a record six assists.

The Panthers will now be placed on a national ballot for the U.S. academy team and will be announced in December.


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