BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott men's ice hockey student-athletes Thomas Pisciotta (St. Louis, Mo.) and Josh Bowes (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® At-Large First Team, as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) organization.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® At-Large Team recognizes the top student-athletes for their combined athletic and academic performances. The NCAA Division III District 1 Team includes all schools in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America® honorees will be selected next month.
THOMAS PISCIOTTA | GR. | FORWARD | ST. LOUIS, MO.
Pisciotta claimed his spot on the District 1 Team by posting three assists in 19 games as the Gulls finished the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 16-9-2 and 9-8 in conference play en route to a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) semifinal appearance.
Meanwhile, academically, Pisciotta obtained his undergraduate degree as an entrepreneurship major in just three years at Endicott via a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and went on to obtain his MBA from Endicott with another perfect 4.0 GPA.
Additionally, Pisciotta is a two-time Academic All-Conference honoree, a two-time AHCA All-American Scholar, Endicott's Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President, founder of the Process Scholarship, and active in Endicott's Recycle Mania initiative. This is Pisciotta's second Google Cloud Academic All-District® At-Large First Team award as he also claimed the honor during the 2017-18 year and was named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America® At-Large Second Team as well.
JOSH BOWES | SR. | FORWARD | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
In 26 games played this past season, Bowes registered 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points. He also had four power play goals, five short-handed goals, and two game-winning tallies.
Bowes finished the year ranked among the top-15 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) in the following categories: points (4th), goals (4th), assists (7th), power play goals (14th), short-handed goals (1st), and game-winning goals (10th).
Meanwhile, nationally, Bowes was first in short-handed goals (0.19 per game/5 total), eighth in points per game (1.58), ninth in goals per game (0.73), 24th in assists per game (0.85).
Bowes currently ranks second all-time in program history in points, fifth in points per game (1.15), first in goals, third in goals per game (0.55), sixth in game-winning goals and power-play tallies, first in shorthanded goals, third in assists, seventh in assists per game (0.60), and fourth in games played.
Academically, Bowes has a 3.93 GPA as a biology/pre-med major at Endicott and has been accepted to medical school at the University of Alberta. Bowes also has been a member of the Dean's List six times, is a two-time American Hockey Coaches' Association (AHCA) All-American Scholar, and a three-time CCC Academic All-Conference honoree. Aside from his academics, Bowes signed a professional hockey contract and won a Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) championship with the Huntsville Havoc.
GOOGLE CLOUD ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® PROGRAM INFORMATION
Nominees for the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Team are nominated by their respective Sports Information Director(s) and voted upon by dues-paying members within the CoSIDA organization. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America® Program is a highly selective scholar-athlete honor. Approximately 2,000 of the 12,000 student-athletes nominated annually receive "First-Team Academic All-District" honors, and approximately 800 currently gain the prestigious Google Cloud Academic All-America® honor.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), now in its 62nd year as an organization, was founded in 1957-making it the second oldest management association in intercollegiate athletics. Today, it is a vibrant 3,100-plus member national association comprised of the athletic communications, media relations and sports information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada. CoSIDA has two primary missions as it seeks to have its profession, organization and membership take its rightful leadership role within the decision-making levels of the intercollegiate athletics community: 1) Help the communications professionals at all collegiate levels with professional development and continuing education as it relates to strategically dealing in an effective manner with the various issues, challenges, and opportunities that now exist within the fast-paced and ever-changing communications environment. 2) Play a significant leadership and resource role (i.e. "Strategic Communicators for College Athletics") within the overall enterprise of collegiate athletics thus helping the other management groups and their respective memberships deal with a set of communications-based issues that is the most complex and challenging in history.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)