Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's squash senior co-captain Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) was named as one of three finalists for the Skillman Award, given annually to the nation's senior men's player who has demonstrated outstanding performance and sportsmanship during his career. Trinity finished the 2015-16 regular season with a 19-1 record and captured its 10th consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship title. The Bantams, coached by Paul Assaiante (21st Season), are ranked No. 1 nationally and seeded No. 1 in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championships where they will defend their 2015 national title next weekend at Yale
Vargas is 15-2 this winter as Trinity's No. 3 player, and has been a fixture in the top half of the Bantam lineup his entire career. He is a three-time CSA Second Team All-American and a three-time All-NESCAC honoree including two years on the first team. Vargas has a 54-16 career record with the Bantams, and was ranked No. 14 nationally at the end of last season. A graduate of Colegio San Carlos, Vargas is a NESCAC All-Academic honoree. He is the son of Raul Vargas and Martha Heredia and the brother of former Trinity All-American Andres Vargas.