Categories: clam_chatter Date: Aug 28, 2009 Title: '09 Clams see 18th player commitEastern Connecticut claims one of Clams program's fine senior poles
This morning I stumbled across Clam commitment #18 while calling Mike Fanning about working as a staff member in our league in the fall. Almost in passing, he mentioned to me that he had chosen Eastern Connecticut as his college-to-be in the fall of 2010.
Eastern Connecticut Coach Justin Axel had been all over Mike for quite a few months now. Loving Mike's everpresent tenacity and hustle, Coach Axel really treated Mike well on the visit earlier this month. And after touching base with both Mike and Coach Axel after the trip, I had a strong sense the deal was done.
I am very proud of Mike, and very excited that I believe he chose just the right program for him. And Eastern Connecticut, where he'll be joining Clams alumni Donald Berube (Tewksbury, '08 Clam) and Riley Dobel (Martha's Vineyard, '08 Clam), will be that much better with him wearing their colors.
Below are the other 18 '09 Clam commitments in addition to Mike.
Mike Fanning, defense, Norwell HS - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Peter Reiley, goaltender, Deerfield - COLBY COLLEGE
Spencer Macquarrie, midfield, Phillips Andover - MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
JB Marston, defense, Duxbury HS - QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY
Conor Murphy, goaltender, Middlesex - COLGATE UNIVERSITY
Grant Nuemann, defense, Natick HS - TRINITY COLLEGE
Mark D'addario, midfielder, Peabody HS - SIENA
James Fahey, defenseman, St. Johns Prep - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Pat Hart, defenseman, Martha's Vineyard - ARMY (WEST POINT)
Derek West, midfielder, Peabody HS - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
Makar Zaverucha, goaltender, Duxbury HS - BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
Zach Brown, attackman, Governors Academy - TOWSON UNIVERSITY
Geordie Carrick, LSM, The Rivers School - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
John Fitzgerald, attackman, The Rivers School/Hingham HS - SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Greenfield, attackman, The Rivers School - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
Eric Slingerland*, midfielder, Phillips Exeter - GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Frankie Wheeler-Larusso, midfielder, Catholic Memorial - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY