Jon Stewart, All-American

Now Jon Stewart can add an All-American award to his trophy-case stocked with Emmys and Peabodys (Even Colbert doesn't have one of those!). The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named Jon Stewart its recepient of the 2005 Honorary All-America award. Stewart will receive the award at the NSCAA convention in Philadelphia at the All-America luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 21. Before Stewart launched his comedy career, he played intercollegiate soccer at William and Mary. As a member of The Tribe’s team from 1981 to 1983, he scored 10 goals and was credited with 12 assists for 32 points. As a senior, he scored William and Mary’s lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Connecticut, which helped propel The Tribe to the ECAC title and the school’s second appearance in the NCAA Division I men's tournament. I had heard a rumor that Jon Stewart had played collegiate soccer and still follows the US National team regularly. When I was in NYC a few weeks ago we attended a taping of the Daily Show and during the audience questions portion of the pre-show I was going to ask him about it, but alas I didn't get a chance as he only took a couple of questions and there were plenty of folks there eager to quiz him.