Seven Panthers wins All-NESCAC, Kenary Tabbed Co-Rookie of the Year


Tomas Kenary was named NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year.

The Middlebury football team had seven All-NESCAC winners, while the second defensive lineman Tomas kenary (Chevy Chase, Md.) Was named NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year.

Kenary is the fifth Middlebury player since 2000 to receive the honor, while also being named second team defense. He recorded 38 tackles and seven sacks at the NESCAC lead for a loss of 48 yards. Kenary was fifth in the conference with 10.5 tackles for lost yardage.

All-NESCAC first team players were senior linebackers Jack Pistorius (Park Ridge, Ill.) And junior punter Cole crider (Nashville, Tennessee). Pistorius, the 2019 NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, took top honors for the second year in a row. He led the Panthers and was fifth in the conference with 76 tackles, including five lost yardage tackles and two sacks. His three interceptions are tied for third in the league. Crider was named to the first-team special teams, after finishing the season second in NESCAC for punters with a total of 1,720 yards. He averaged 38.2 yards per punt with a career-high 64 yards in the season finale. Crider tied for second in the conference with 12 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Earning second-team offensive honors for the first time in their careers was the senior running back Pierre Scibilia (Norfolk, Mass) and second year receiver Donovan wood (Mastic, NY). Scibilia finished second on the team, averaging 60.78 yards per game rushing. He was second on the team with 24 receptions, averaging 22.3 yards per game receiving. Wood led the Panthers, scoring 32 team-leading assists and averaging 65.5 yards per game. He scored two touchdowns this season and placed third in NESCAC with 18.4 yards per catch.

Second team defense honors went to Kenary, senior defensive back Gordon pollock (Nashville, Tenn.) And senior defensive back Nate stewart (Easton, Massachusetts). Pollock finished third for Middlebury with 53 tackles during the season (26 solo, 27 assists) and recorded three break-ups. Stewart placed second for the Panthers with 61 tackles (39 solo, 22 assists). He posted a team record with six pass breakages to go along with a pair of interceptions.


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