America East Player of the Week

    
November 27th, 2007

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont men's basketball junior Mike Trimboli (Norwalk, Conn.) has been named the America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week. The conference made the announcement today.

Trimboli averaged 22.0 points and shot 67 percent from the field to lead the Catamounts to their first two victories of the season last week. Trimboli, a preseason America East All-Conference selection, scored a game-high 22 points, including the 1,000th of his career as UVM downed New Jersey Tech 91 -71 on Tuesday. He connected on 9-of-10 shots and also dished out six assists.

In a 59-57 win over Towson, Trimboli scored 22 points for the second straight outing and also grabbed five rebounds. He netted 14 of his 22 in the deciding second half to help the Cats win in their home opener.

With 22 points in the win over NJIT on November 20, Trimboli became the 27th Catamount in the history of the program to top the 1,000-point mark. Trimboli needed 16 going into the game and reached that in the first half by shooting a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor. He becomes the first Catamount since T.J. Sorrentine '05 to accomplish the feat, as Sorrentine went over 1,000 with 16 points at Massachusetts on December 2, 2003 during his junior year as well.

Trimboli's 940 points through two seasons was the fourth-best pace in school history behind only Eddie Benton (1,307 points), Taylor Coppenrath (1,086) and Sorrentine (974). With 1,028 points for his career, Trimboli is tied with Dave Lapointe '69 for 25th all-time in school history