Vadas Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College

Vadas Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior guard Matt Vadas of Spring Lake Heights, N.J. has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week. 

Vadas averaged 30.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games between December 10 and January 4.

Vadas shot 51.7 percent from three-point range during the stretch (15-for-29) and was 25-for-30 from the charity stripe. He netted 22 of his game-high 30 points in the second half of Saturday's 96-87 triumph against Coast Guard. He set the school three-point record, knocking down the 206th trey of his career. 

It was the ninth time Vadas scored 30 points in a game. Vadas needs 36 points to reach the 1,500-point plateau in his career.

"Matt has been playing very well," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "He is doing what he has done for four years; score from all over the floor. We continue to ask a lot of him and get a lot from him. He's having a great season so far." 

Vadas is pouring in 20.6 points per game to rank third in the league and is 12th in the conference on the backboards with 6.7 rebounds per contest.

In the classroom, the senior sharp-shooter carries a major in economics and sociology. He is a member of the Peggotty Investment Club that helps manage a portion of the College's endowment.
 
The improving Camels (6-4) have won five of their last six games.  
 
They will open conference play this Friday night with a 7:00 p.m. game against Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.