Pomona-Pitzer player gets special honor

Senior wide receiver/return specialist Yoshi Rothman earned the John Zinda Award from the SCIAC.and was one of five Sagehens named to the All-SCIAC football team.

Rothman was joined on the second team by senior running back Luke Sweeney , senior offensive lineman Kevin Ludlum, junior linebacker Kyle Roskamp and sophomore defensive back Don Swan.

The John Zinda award is given each year to a senior who best combines achievement in athletics, academics, leadership and sportsmanship and was won by the Sagehens for the season year in a row, after James Lambert earned the distinction last fall.

Rothman finished the year with team highs in catches (45), receiving yards (570), touchdowns (6) and all-purpose yardage (1,167). He caught 14 passes for 163 yards at Lewis & Clark, and had seven catches for 111 yards at nationally ranked Cal Lutheran.

Rothman was a defensive back last year, but made the successful conversion to the offensive side of the ball this season.

Pomona-Pitzer capped off the 2012-13 season on a high note, defeating CMS 37-0 to give the program its first shutout since the 2000 team defeated Oberlin 51-0. It also enabled the Sagehens to take back the Peace Pipe from their neighborhood rivals, after the Stags won the last five meetings in the annual rivalry.