Meet Vermont's Even Fjeld
UAlbany coach Will Brown said on Wednesday that Fjeld is playing up to a player of the year caliber so far this season.
“He's very efficient,” Brown said.
Fjeld is averaging 17.5 points per game, just a hair behind UAlbany's Tim Ambrose (17.6 ppg) and Boston U.'s John Holland (17.9) for third in the league.
Fjeld and the Catamounts (10-3) beat Siena in the season-opener this season. Fjeld finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.
In the three games Vermont has lost, Fjeld has averaged just 13 points per game and that's skewed because he scored 26 against Connecticut. Fjeld finished with just 10 against Fairfield and five against BYU.
The one thing that surely sticks out is Fjeld's mustache.
The stache started as a way to promote awareness and raise money to fight prostate cancer.
Unfortunaely cancer touches nearly everyone, including Fjeld, who lost his mother Susan to the disease in March, a few days before the America East Conference championship.
Fjeld was going to shave it, but has decided it fits the team's personality.