Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Feb  1, 2010
     Title: Two more Clams headed for collegiate play

A junior and a senior choose to stay in New England, play for emerging powers in two different divisions



It's an interesting time of year now. On the one hand, the last of our Clam seniors are receiving their acceptances and finalizing their plans for the next four years. And on the other, the juniors - a full year earlier in the process - are beginning to make their commitments. So far, four juniors (or 2011's) have committed to D1 programs.

The Clam program had both of these happen over the past week, though I can say that in the case of the senior, it appears the news is by no means fresh.

Still, we'll start with the senior, in this case standout defenseman Chris Brown from Archbishop Williams. Chris was new to the Clams last summer, but made an immediate splash with the elbow-jarring slap checks and overall powerful style of play. Pursued by a number of D1 schools in addition to D3's, Chris ultimately landed in an emerging hotbed for Clam alumni: Eastern Connecticut State University. In just the past two years, five Clams (Donald Berube, Riley Dobel, Trevor Morrissette, Mike Fanning & now Chris) are headed down to play for Coach Axel. And rumors on the wire are that another Clam who must remain unnamed due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter (I always wanted to say that) may transfer from a D2 power to Eastern Conn, which would make six strong Fighting Clams who will no doubt form the backbone of what will - mark my words - be a powerful D3 program in the coming years.

Then, just this past Sunday, word reached me that our fourth member of the class of 2011 made his commitment. Tanner Powers, a defenseman from the Rivers School, decided his second trip to Burlington would be all the was necessary to decide that UVM was the place for him. Tanner is the first Clam of the 37 who have committed since summer who was not with us this past summer. Tanner put in a little time with Team Central before rejoining the Clams this past fall (before heading to Team Central for a little while, Tanner had been a Rising Clam). Man was it good to have him back.

As alluded to above, the tally of seniors and juniors committed since last summer stands at 37. Scroll down to see all the rest. And, of course, congrats to Tanner and Chris on arriving at their decisions!

VERMONT
Tanner Powers, defense, The Rivers School - UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Chris Brown
, defense, Archbishop Williams HS - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY


Malcolm Lloyd, midfield, Salisbury School - TRINITY COLLEGE


John McKenna, midfield, Phillips Andover - WILLIAMS COLLEGE


Will Walker, attack, Phillips Andover - DUKE UNIVERSITY

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Trevor Morrissette
, midfield, Bedford HS (NH) - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY


Alex Haigis, defense, Marblehead HS - SALISBURY UNIVERSITY


Conor Fraylick, goalie, Pleasantville HS - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

OHIO WESLEYAN
Eli Hayward
, attack, Ipswich HS - OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

STEVENSON
Jon Higgins, defense, Nantucket HS - STEVENSON COLLEGE

LE MOYNE
Jon Siderewicz, midfield, Brewster Academy - LE MOYNE COLLEGE


 Justin Kirchner, midfield, Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols - COLGATE UNIVERSITY


Garrett Campbell, attack, St. John's Prep - HARVARD UNIVERSITY 

MCDANIEL
Christian Dallmus, goaltender, The Rivers School - MCDANIEL COLLEGE

ROGER WILLIAMS
John Ricciardi, midfield, Duxbury HS - ROGER WILLIAMS COLLEGE 


Miles Loring-Thomas, defense/LSM, Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols - ST. MARY'S (MD)


Jeff Dube, defense/LSM, St. John's Prep - ROANOKE COLLEGE 

DENISON
Tommy Harrison, defense, The Rivers School/Kimball Union - DENISON UNIVERSITY


Franklin Reis, attack, Governor's Academy - BOWDOIN COLLEGE

Umass
Peter Von Rosenvinge,
defense, 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
, midfield, Peabody HS - SIENA

Umass
James Fahey,
defense, St. Johns Prep - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS


Pat Hart
, defense, Martha's Vineyard - ARMY (WEST POINT)


Derek West
, midfield, Peabody HS - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE



Makar Zaverucha
, goaltender, Duxbury HS - BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY



Zach Brown, attack, Governors Academy - TOWSON UNIVERSITY


Geordie Carrick, LSM, The Rivers School - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY


John Fitzgerald, attack, The Rivers School/Hingham HS - SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY


Jordan Greenfield, attack, The Rivers School - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY


Eric Slingerland*, midfield, Phillips Exeter - HARVARD UNIVERSITY


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