Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Dec 19, 2009
     Title: Clam junior picks #1

Clams junior commits to pre-season #1 Duke Blue Devils



Will Walker, a junior at Phillips Andover Academy, committed earlier this week to be a part of the Duke Blue Devils 2011 recruiting class. In choosing Duke, the #1 ranked team in Inside Lacrosse's pre-season poll, Will becomes the second Fighting Clam attackman to head to Duke in the past few years. The last one, Max Quinzani (Duxbury, MA), is now a senior, and has already had a very distinguised career with the Blue Devils.

Whenever a Fighting Clam chooses to go and play college lacrosse, my entire coaching staff and I feel a true source of pride. But of course there are those special instances where players get to carry to torch for both the club team and high school program they represent in a unique way. One such way is choosing to attend and play with a D1 national title contender. And of course when this occurs, everyone follows that individual just a little more closely. This is a responsibility that a player cannot take lightly. And, like others before him, I am certain that Will will not either.

Below is a list of former Clams who is either currently participating in a program ranked in the D1 top 20 list as of the end of '09*, or has committed to do so in a year or two:

*as ranked by Nike/Inside Lacrosse

#1 Syracuse


John Fitzgerald, will attend in fall of 2010
attackman, Rivers School/Hingham HS

Hakeem Lecky, will attend in fall of 2010
midfielder, Duxbury HS/Avon Old Farms

#2 Cornell


Chris Langton, current sophomore
midfielder, St. Johns Prep/Northfield Mt. Hermon

Scott Austin, current sophomore
attackman, Duxbury HS

#3 Duke


Max Quinzani, current senior
attackman, Duxbury HS

Will Walker, will attend in fall of 2011
attackman, Phillips Andover Academy

#4 University of Virginia


Blake Riley, current freshman
midfielder, Governors Academy

Todd Faiella, current grad student*
long stick midfielder, Marshfield HS/Brown University
*Todd is using a remaining year of eligibility to play for one year at UVA 

 #5 Princeton


Rob Owen, current junior*
attackman/midfielder, Nobles School
*Rob may be a sophomore from an eligibility perspective

#7 Johns Hopkins

Mark Goodrich, current junior
attackman/midfielder, The Rivers School

#8 University of Maryland

Craig Sullivan, current sophomore
defenseman, Duxbury HS

#9 Notre Dame

Quinn Cully, current freshman
midfielder, Duxbury HS

#12 Brown

Marc White, current freshman
attackman, Governors Academy

#15 University of Massachusetts
UMASS

James Fahey, will attend in the fall of 2010
defenseman, St. Johns Prep

Petie von Rosenvinge, will attend in the fall of 2011
defenseman, Weston HS

#17 Harvard

Mark Scalise, current sophomore
attackman/midfielder, St. Johns Prep

Jack Walker, curent freshman
attackman, Phillips Andover

Garrett Campbell, will attend in the fall of 2010
attackman, St. Johns Prep

Eric Slingerland, will attend the fall of 2010
midfielder, Phillips Exeter Academy

#19 Bucknell

Makar Zaverucha
goalie, Duxbury HS

#20 Colgate

Conor Murphy
goalie, Middlesex School

Justin Kirchner
midfielder, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols