Middlebury College linebacker Jack Pistorius (Park Ridge, Ill.) has been named to the New England Division II/III Football Writers All-Star team. The junior was recently named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead the Panthers to the NESCAC Championship this fall with the program's first undefeated season (9-0) since 1972.
Pistorius is the first Panther to win NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year since Erik Woodring in 2007. He tied for the team lead with 72 tackles, to go along with 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for lost yardage. The linebacker's tackle and sack numbers both placed him fourth among his NESCAC peers. He recorded double digits in tackles in four-consecutive games, including 10 with two sacks in a win over Wesleyan.