Vadas Shoots for Chance at NESCAC Berth & School Scoring Record This Weekend

Vadas Shoots for Chance at NESCAC Berth & School Scoring Record This Weekend
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior guard Matt Vadas of Spring Lake Heights, N.J. is closing on the program's all-time scoring record. 

With 1638 points, Vadas needs just 19 points this weekend to pass former All-American and Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Famer Kareem Tatum '01, a member of the Connecticut College 1998-1999 team that advanced to the Final Four.   

Vadas already holds the school's record for three-point makes with 228 triples in his prolific playing career. 

He has scored 30 points or more on nine different occasions.

"Matt has been an outstanding offensive player his entire career," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "He scores from the post, he can drive, he makes pull ups, he makes threes and he makes his foul shots. The best thing about this record is that Matt never mentions it. He just wants to win, which is the right way to approach it I think." 

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.

Connecticut College is still in the hunt for one of the final berths in the 2014 NESCAC Championship. 

The Camels will host eighth ranked Williams College Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in Luce Field House. Saturday afternoon, Connecticut College will close out the regular season with a 4:00 p.m. game against Hamilton College.

Admission and parking for both games is free of charge.