Vermont Catamounts men's basketball

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Vermont Catamounts
2014–15 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team
Vermont Catamounts athletic logo
University University of Vermont
Conference America East
Location Burlington, VT
Head coach John Becker (4th year)
Arena Patrick Gym
(Capacity: 3,266)
Nickname Catamounts
Colors

Green and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012
Conference tournament champions
2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012
Conference regular season champions
1947, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

The Vermont Catamounts Basketball team is the basketball team that represent the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The school's team currently competes in the America East Conference and plays its home games at Patrick Gym. The team has reached the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament five times, in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012. UVM famously upset Syracuse University in the first round of the 2005 tournament. The Catamounts are coached by John Becker.

History[edit]

Awards[edit]

America East Coach of the Year[1]

America East Player of the Year

America East Defensive Player of the Year

  • Marqus Blakely - 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Brendan Bald - 2011
  • Brian Voelkel - 2014

America East Rookie of the Year

All-Conference First Team

  • Ed Kotlarczyk - 1949
  • Keith Galli - 1950
  • Clyde Lord - 1957, 1958, 1959
  • Benny Becton - 1961
  • Ralph D'Altilia - 1965
  • Frank Martiniuk - 1970
  • Ron Gottschalk - 1975
  • Mike Evelti - 1981, 1982
  • Kevin Roberson - 1991, 1992
  • Matt Johnson - 1991
  • Eddie Benton - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Erik Nelson - 1998
  • Tony Oriciari - 2000, 2001
  • Trevor Gaines - 2002
  • T.J. Sorrentine - 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Taylor Coppenrath - 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Chris Holm - 2007
  • Mike Trimboli - 2007, 2009
  • Marqus Blakely - 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Evan Fjeld - 2011
  • Matt Glass - 2012
  • Brian Voelkel - 2013, 2014
  • Sandro Carissimo - 2014
  • Clancy Rugg - 2014

All-Conference Second Team

  • Ken Pierce - 1949
  • Keith Galli - 1950
  • Nat Campana - 1953, 1954
  • Earl Steinman - 1955
  • Bob Kuchar - 1958, 1959
  • Charlie Isles - 1960
  • Richie Ader - 1962
  • Layne Higgs - 1966
  • Dave Lapointe - 1968
  • Frank Martiniuk - 1969
  • Joe Calavita - 1987
  • Kevin Roberson - 1990
  • Tony Oriciari - 1998
  • Taylor Coppenrath - 2002
  • Mike Trimboli - 2006, 2008
  • Clancy Rugg - 2013

All-Conference Third Team

  • Erik Nelson - 1997
  • Tony Oriciari - 1999
  • Tobe Carberry - 2000
  • Grant Anderson - 2003
  • Martin Klimes - 2006, 2007
  • Colin McIntosh - 2009
  • Maurice Joseph - 2010
  • Evan Fjeld - 2010
  • Brendan Bald - 2011
  • Brian Voelkel - 2012
  • Sandro Carissimo - 2013

All-Conference Defensive Team

  • Marqus Blakely - 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Garvey Young - 2010
  • Brendan Bald - 2011
  • Brian Voelkel - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Ethan O'Day - 2014

All-American

Hall of Fame

Class Name Year Inducted
1909 Ray Collins 1969
1922 Fredrick Harris 1972
1925 Claire Cayward 1987
1928 Howard Prentice 1971
Kiki Price 1974
1929 Seeley Estabrook 1979
1931 Walter Sargent 1978
1932 Edward Winant 1971
1933 Chester Taft 1977
1934 John Beckley 1971
1935 Enos Ramon 1974
Whitey Palmer 1975
Edward Saba 1976
1937 Austin Ross 1973
1938 Tommy Tomasetti 1980
1939 Elmer Nelson 1975
1941 Frank Taylor 1969
Donald Maley 1977
Richard Healy 1993
Henri Beauchemin 2007
1947 Larry Killick 1969
1948 John Durkin 1991
1950 Arthur Collier 1977
1950 Edward Kotlarczyk 1979
1951 Ralph Kehoe 1973
1953 Gary Clairmont 1987
1954 Nat Campana 1975
1955 Keith Jampolis 1983
Earl Steinman 2004
1956 Roland Massimino 1983
1957 Alan McLam 1981
1959 Clyde Lord 1974
Bob Kuchar 1985
1960 Charlie Isles 1976
1961 Joseph Barry 1982
1963 Benny Becton 1980
Jack Shabel 1990
1965 Charles Foster 1984
1965 Ralph D'Altilia 1988
1966 Layne Higgs 1982
1969 David Lapointe 1981
1970 Frank Martiniuk 1980
Sandy Magid 1996
1977 Warren Prehmus 1987
1982 Michael Evelti 1992
Jeff Brown 1993
1989 Joe Calavita 2000
1991 Matt Johnson 2001
1992 Kevin Roberson 1993
Kenny White 2002
1996 Eddie Benton 2006
Erik Nelson 2009
2001 Tony Orciari 2011
2002 Trevor Gaines 2012

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Catamounts have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times. Their combined record is 2–5.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2003 #16 First Round #1 Arizona L 51–80
2004 #15 First Round #2 Connecticut L 53–70
2005 #13 First Round
Second Round
#4 Syracuse
#5 Michigan State
W 60–57OT
L 61–72
2010 #16 First Round #1 Syracuse L 56–79
2012 #16 First Four
Second Round
#16 Lamar
#1 North Carolina
W 71–59
L 58–77

NIT results[edit]

The Catamounts have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2007 First Round Kansas State L 59–57
2011 First Round Cleveland State L 60–63
2014 First Round Georgia L 56–63

CBI results[edit]

The Catamounts have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Green Bay
Oregon State
W 76–72
L 70–71OT
2013 First Round Santa Clara L 67–77

Coaches[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Years Coach Win Loss Win % Conference
Titles
NCAA Tournament
Appearances
NCAA Titles
1906-1908 Thomas Hayes 12 9 .571 - - -
1920-1921 P.A. Larned 10 5 .667 - - -
1921-25 Thomas Keady 56 15 .789 - - -
1925-1928 W.J. McAvoy 33 23 .589 - - -
1928-1929 Claire Cayward 7 10 .412 - - -
1929-1930 K.L. Berry 4 16 .200 - - -
1930-1931 Howard Prentice 4 13 .235 - - -
1931–1934 J.H. Burke 16 27 .372 - - -
1934-1940 John Sabo 50 34 .595 - - -
1940-1943
1945-1965
John C. Evans 260 196 .571 - - -
1965-1972 Arthur Loche 69 96 .418 - - -
1972-1981 Peter Salzberg 105 128 .441 - - -
1981-1986 Bill Whitmore 45 94 .324 - - -
1986-2005 Tom Brennan 264 276 .489 3 (America East) 3 (NCAA Tournament) -
2005-2011 Mike Lonergan 126 68 .649 1 (America East) 1 (NCAA Tournament) -
2011–present John Becker 67 35 .657 1 (America East) 1 (NCAA Tournament) -
Vermont Catamounts Basketball Season Log
All-Time Conference Record: 364–415 (.467)
All-Time Overall Record: 1142-1077 (.514)

Records[edit]

All-time leaders[edit]

Points[edit]

Rank Player Years Games PPG Avg. Total Points
1 Eddie Benton 1992-1996 104 23.8 2,474
2 Taylor Coppenrath 2001-2005 114 21.4 2,442
3 T.J. Sorrentine 2000-2005 120 16.8 2,013
4 Mike Trimboli 2005-2009 126 15.9 2,008
5 Marqus Blakely 2006-2010 129 14.5 1,875
6 Tony Orciari 1997-2001 109 16.0 1,743
7 Mike Evelti 1978-1982 107 15.9 1,697
8 Kevin Roberson 1988-1992 112 13.4 1,503
9 Joe Calavita 1984-1989 109 13.4 1,503
10 Warren Prehmus 1973-1977 96 14.6 1,402

Assists[edit]

Rank Player Years Games Ast. Avg. Total Assists
1 Brian Voelkel 2010–2014 134 5.0 679
2 Mike Trimboli 2005-2009 126 5.0 624
3 Kenny White 1988-1992 114 4.9 565
3 T.J. Sorrentine 2000-2005 120 4.6 548
5 Howard Hudson 1982–1986 102 5.0 511
6 Eddie Benton 1992-1996 102 4.4 458
7 David Roach 1996–2000 106 4.1 435
8 Jeff Brown 1978–1982 105 4.1 428
9 Corey Wielgus 1977–1982 101 3.4 341
10 Nick Vier 2006-2010 131 2.5 321

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Player Years Games Reb. Avg. Total Rebounds
1 Brian Voelkel 2010–2014 134 8.7 1168
2 Kevin Roberson 1988–1992 112 9.4 1,054
3 Marqus Blakely 2006-2010 129 8.1 1,044
4 Benny Becton 1960–1963 66 14.9 986
5 Trevor Gaines 1998-2002 111 7.9 880
6 Taylor Coppenrath 2001-2005 114 7.4 839
7 Erik Nelson 1994-1998 103 7.7 795
8 Milt Goggins 1963-1966 61 12.1 740
9 Mike Evelti 1978-1982 107 6.9 735
10 Joe Calavita 1984–1989 109 6.5 712

Results against nationally ranked opponents[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result
December 7, 1973 at #6 North Carolina State 42-97 L
December 8, 1973 at #13 North Carolina 48-103 L
October 29, 1973 at #10 Vanderbilt 56-91 L
December 21, 1976 at #2 Notre Dame 48-89 L
December 30, 1978 vs. #12 Texas A&M 76-104 L
December 28, 1979 at #1 Duke 67-92 L
December 3, 1988 at #18 Villanova 58-80 L
November 19, 1999 at #8 Connecticut 52-89 L
December 21, 2000 at #21 Notre Dame 86-96 L
December 19, 2002 at #23 North Carolina 54-80 L
March 20, 2003 vs. #1 Arizona % 51-80 L
March 18, 2004 vs. #9 Connecticut % 53-70 L
November 19, 2004 at #1 Kansas 61-68 L
March 18, 2005 vs. #16 Syracuse % 60-57 (OT) W
March 20, 2005 vs. #13 Michigan State % 61-72 L
November 23, 2005 vs. #22 Nevada 62-77 L
November 13, 2006 at #14 Boston College 77-63 W
December 6, 2008 at #3 Pittsburgh 51-80 L
March 19, 2010 vs. #3 Syracuse % 56-79 L
December 8, 2010 vs. #18 Brigham Young $ 58-86 L
December 7, 2011 at #22 Saint Louis 43-62 L
March 16, 2012 vs. #4 North Carolina % 58-77 L
November 13, 2012 at #23 Connecticut 49-67 L
November 24, 2013 at #6 Duke 90-91 L
TOTAL 2-22

% NCAA Tournament game
$ in Glens Falls, New York
All rankings from College Poll Archive[2]

References[edit]