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Vincent Filliben

Class of 1982

Vincent was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. His citation is copied below:

When Vince “VJ” Filliben arrived on the Washington College campus in the fall of 1978, he wasted no time making an immediate impact on the athletic program. VJ, a graduate of Archmere Academy in Wilmington, Del., was a freshman sensation for the Shoremen soccer team that fall, leading the team in goals, assists, and total points, and helping the Shoremen to a 10-win season. That first fall was merely an indication of successes to come in two collegiate sports for VJ, however, as he would also garner attention on the baseball diamond.

VJ followed up his freshman soccer campaign by again leading the team in goals and points in 1979 as the Shoremen won 12 games. He earned All-Middle Atlantic Conference first team honors following the season. In 1980, VJ was recognized as one of the best soccer players in the state, as he was named to the All-Maryland second team. As a senior, VJ, now a team captain, was moved from forward to center halfback when Coach Ed Athey determined the team needed VJ’s considerable talents on the defensive end of the field.

VJ also played third base and right field on the Shoremen baseball team for four years. His breakout season on the diamond came when he was named his team’s Most Valuable Player as a junior, after leading his team with a .390 batting average. As in soccer, VJ served as a baseball team captain his senior season. His talents in both sports were recognized by the Washington College Athletic Department as he was honored with the Thomas Reeder Spedden Medal in 1981 and the Eldridge Eliason Award in 1982.

VJ, who served one year as Vice President of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, graduated from Washington College in 1982. He has spent 25 years with Siemens Medical Solutions and serves as a regional implementation director for the company.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Vincent J. Filliben, Jr., into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this sixth day of October, 2007.