One of the best soccer players in the history of the sport at Franklin & Marshall College, Vattilana holds the school records for points (103) and assists, and ranks second in goals scored (40) behind Scott Runyon '02 (44). The 1993 Senior Male Athlete of the Year, he was a three-time MAC South First Team All-Star (1990, 1991,1992) and was twice named to the National Soccer Coaches Association All Mid-Atlantic Region team (1990-Honorable Mention, 1992-First Team). Overall, he led the team to a 34-37-2 record, including a 10-9 mark as a senior as the Diplomats advanced to the ECAC playoffs. As a freshman, he set a school record with eight goals and four assists for 20 points to lead off a Hall of Fame career. He continued his dominance through his sophomore (9-3-21), junior (11-9-31) and senior seasons (12-7-31). In addition, he was named as Adidas Scholar-Athlete All-America Honorable Mention selection and a GTE/Verizon Academic All-America College Division All-District II pick as a senior. The team "Offensive" and MAC South Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior, Vattilana served as team captain in 1991 and 1992.