Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Aug 28, 2009
     Title: '09 Clams see 18th player commit
Eastern 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

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