Pair of NESCAC Players Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors

Pair of NESCAC Players Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors

HADLEY, Mass. – Seniors Tobias Muellers of Williams and Julia Pitino of Trinity were named to the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

2017 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Muellers, a chemistry major, is the 44th Eph athlete to be named an Academic All-American since 1993 and the third men's soccer player, joining Brad Murray (1997 – 3rd Team) and Patrick Huffer (2006 – 1st Team).

Additionally, Muellers is the first Williams athlete to be named to two separate Academic All-America Teams, having earned First Team honors in Track and Field/Cross Country Team last season. He is also a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and was named to the NESCAC Men’s Soccer All-Sportsmanship Team this season.

Muellers, an All-NESCAC Second Team selection this season, was a four-year letterman and three-year starter on defense for the Eph soccer team. He helped Williams post a 0.67 goals against average, allowing just 10 goals over 16 games in 2017. As a target on set pieces, he notched one goal this season and finished his career with three tallies in 61 games.

Pitino, a biology and neuroscience major, is the first-ever Bantam to earn CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-American honors.

She started 12 games and totaled 1,144 minutes in the Bantam net this fall. She recorded 50 saves for a .833 save percentage and allowed just 10 goals for a 0.79 goal against average with five shutouts.

An All-NESCAC First Team honoree in 2016, Pitino totaled 155 saves for a .852 save percentage and a 0.79 goals against average (tied for second all-time at Trinity) in her career. She registered a 16-10-6 record and 16 shutouts (3rd all-time at Trinity) in 33 games (32 starts) and 3,068 minutes for her Bantam career.  A three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, she also set a Trinity record for shutouts in a season with 11 in 2016.