Matt Faw: Leader in Blocks for Patriot League

Matt Faw is a 5th-year transfer student at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he plays on the men’s basketball team. Faw transferred from Holy Cross after he received an extra year of eligibility due to Covid-19. Faw started all 16 games last season for the Crusaders and led the Patriot League in blocks. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry and plans to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Sciences while at NJIT.

Matt Faw embodies the term student-athlete. As someone who takes his academics just as seriously as his athletics, he can relate to many of the daily struggles of athletes. Having played through a coaching change at Holy Cross, he was forced to adjust and adapt to a whole new coaching staff. Not long after, he transferred to NJIT, which allowed him to experience the recruiting process all over again. The experiences and adjustments Faw had to make during his collegiate career make him an exceptional athlete and role model.

Previous Athletes of the Week:

October 8: Hunter Nichols
October 15: Elsa Wimmer
October 22: Greg Sifferman
October 29: Sydney Cummings
November 5: Jake Kradel
November 12: Charles Brockman III
November 19: Lexy Denaburg
November 26: Jarod Lucas

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