Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Sep  4, 2009
     Title: Two More Clams Choose (or re-choose) Colleges
UMASS and Harvard both get another Clam.

This week has been a busy one for the Clam family.  We've seen a Clam change his college commitment at the eleventh hour, and another look two years into the future and choose his school.

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Eric Slingerland, who had committed to Georgetown last fall, has decided make the move to Harvard, in a somewhat shocking last minute switch.  This was not an easy decision for Eric.  Georgetown had shown great interest and excitement in signing Eric.  Eric, too, was very excited.  But while Harvard did not come knocking quite as hard early on, Eric did start thinking in the months that followed his commitment.  And with Harvard being in his backyard, and with a few Clam alumni there (and, of course, with Harvard being Harvard), Eric made the choice to make the switch.

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UMASS, too, will be getting another Clam, but not for two years.  How is this possible, you may ask?  Well, Pete Von Rosenvinge made the decision to do a PG year for the '10-'11 school year and then head to the Minutemen in '11-'12.  This makes Pete the first commitment for the 2011 Clam Class, and the 19th Summer '09 Clam to commit!

Congratulations and good luck to both Eric and Pete.

Here's where the current Clams stand in their commitments:

Umass
Peter Von Rosenvinge,
defenseman, Weston HS - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Mike Fanning
, defense, Norwell HS - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

COLBY
Peter Reiley, goaltender, Deerfield - COLBY COLLEGE

MIDDLEBURY
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

Siena
Mark D'addario
, midfielder, Peabody HS - SIENA

Umass
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 - HARVARD UNIVERSITY


Frankie Wheeler-Larusso, midfielder, Catholic Memorial - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY