The night of Jan. 28 is one that co-captain senior Connor Fedge will likely remember for the rest of his life. In the game against SUNY Oswego, Fedge scored his 1,000th career point for the Geneseo men’s basketball team. Thus far, Fedge is averaging 16.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists while playing 30.9 minutes per game this season. Fedge is currently eighth in SUNYAC in scoring and first in free throw percentage at 89.3 percent.
“[Fedge] is a very focused and hardworking individual,” head coach Steve Minton said. “This shows both on the court where he is a very successful and talented basketball player and also in the classroom where he carries a very high GPA while majoring in psychology and minoring in biology.”
Fedge has contributed to the team since day one. As a freshman, he saw action in 25 games while averaging 5.9 points, usually coming off the bench. Over his career with the team he has averaged 10.8 points per game.
“He just wants the team to be successful. He feels that when the team is successful, he is successful,” Minton added.
This season has become a special one for the entire team, as well, as the Knights currently sit in third place in conference standings.
“Every member of the team makes a contribution, and both players and coaches truly care for each other on and off the court,” Fedge said.
Even amidst the hype of this milestone, Fedge remained modest.
“While it is definitely a good personal accomplishment and something that I am proud of, it brings me more pride to know that I was able to make a considerable contribution across my four years here,” he said.
All this being said, Fedge also thrives on Geneseo’s lacrosse team, too. Fedge is a lockdown defensive midfielder, who is known to impact a game.
“I can’t thank both [Minton and men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Lyons] enough for allowing me to be a member of both teams and maximize my four years in Geneseo,” he said.