NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Senior defensive lineman Marshall Watters (Oakland, N.J.) of the Norwich University men's football team earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors as announced by a press release Thursday afternoon.
Watters' selection marks the first time a member of the men's football team has earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors since 2016 when Derek Lotito was selected. Watters joins Lotito, Tyler Corbone (2014), Drew Banuskevic (2014), and Stephen Gilmore (2012) as other All-District recipients.
Watters boasts a 3.72 GPA and is the vice-president of Norwich's Pre-Law Society. He is engaged in several initiatives in the community in the Northfield area and his hometown. At a local high school, he volunteered to work with at-risk students and was a part of the National Education Association's Read Across America program at a neighboring elementary school. Watters also volunteered on National Bike Walk to School Day in Northfield, guiding elementary school students safely to their school and partook in a Penguin Plunge to help fundraise for the Special Olympics.
Watters is a six-time Dean's List honoree and received NEWMAC All-Academic recognition this season.
This year on the gridiron, Watters has produced steady play on the defensive line for the Cadets registering 30 tackles, which include 12 solo takedowns, three for loss, and a pair of sacks. He was a force during the team's game at Springfield against the top-rated rushing attack in the country. He made 13 tackles, eight of the solo variety to help slow down the Pride's offense. He also provides versatility with his ability to play along both the offensive and defensive line units. His performance this year has helped the Cadets to their best record in the NEWMAC since joining the league in 2017.
Watters will proceed to the next round of candidates to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. Those teams will be announced in the second week of December.