Potter, Spiridellis Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District

(L-R): Ben Potter and Jack Spiridellis
(L-R): Ben Potter and Jack Spiridellis


Middlebury College men's soccer players Ben Potter (Chicago, Ill.) and Jack Spiridellis (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District II First-Team Academic All-District selections by the organization. The pair will help lead sixth-seeded Middlebury into the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday, when it faces top-seeded Amherst with an 11:00 a.m. start.

Potter earns his second-straight all-district nod and owns a 3.92 grade point average as an economics major. He was selected as a 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American. The senior forward has scored two goals along with an assist this fall for five points. Both of Potter's goal this season have been game-winning tallies, including a score in the season opener at Norwich and a September 21 NESCAC home triumph against Hamilton.

Spiridellis boasts a 3.94 grade point average and is an international politics and economics double major. The junior is part of a defensive unit that leads the NESCAC and ranks fourth in Division III with a 0.51 goals against average, while the Panthers are second in the conference with eight shutouts.

The pair will now be placed on a national ballot with the Academic All-American team slated to be released on December 3.