December 14 2018,  Lynnfield,  Lynnfield Sports,  Sports

Brandon Troisi earns District 1 football academic honors

WATERVILLE, Maine – Colby College football player Brandon Troisi of Lynnfield, Mass., was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2018 Academic Division III All-District I Football Team on November 13, 2018. The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Football Team, which is selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. For football, first- and second-team Academic All-America Honorees will be announced in December.

Troisi, a 6’1″, 275-pound senior left guard, was one of five offensive lineman selected to the team. District I is all NCAA Division III schools in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He was one of six New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) players selected to the team.

“This is exciting news for the Colby football program. Brandon has set a standard of excellence in the classroom for all of our student-athletes,” Colby head coach Jack Cosgrove said. “We are all very proud of Brandon as a repeat member.”

Troisi, who earned the Academic All District I academic honor for the second-straight year, was a leader on an improved offensive line. The line helped running back Jake Schwern finish second in the conference in rushing yards per game (107.9) and second in rushing yards (971). Troisi and the line also helped first-year quarterback Matt Hersh finish second in the league in passing percentage (60.5) and finish with 1,342 yards as well as being named Rookie of the Year.

Troisi, a double major in computer science and mathematical sciences, is a Presidential Scholar at Colby and a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. He worked for Colby’s Computer Science Department this past summer, is a teacher assistant and tutor for computer science, has done web design for the Colby English Department, and is a four-year mentor in the Colby Cares about Kids (CCAK) Program.

Troisi was a four-year member of the Lynnfield High School (LHS) Football Team, where he played right tackle. His senior year the team won the Division Championship. He was also a four-year member of the LHS Wrestling Team, where he was named All-League twice and placed third in the Division 3 State Finals. His accomplishments on the mat earned him induction to the Lynnfield Wrestling Hall of Fame. Troisi is a 2015 LHS graduate and will graduate from Colby College in May.

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