Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Mar 15, 2010
     Title: CLAM ALUMNI TRACKING 3/9 - 3/13
The more things change in college lacrosse, the more they stay the same, and Clam Alumni are in the mix.

There's been a subtle trend over the past few years.  While many of the historical lacrosse power-houses remain on top, the growth of the game means that there are more great players to go around.  This has led to a balancing of power.

And in the mix of it all are Clam Alumni. 

Here are the top performances from the week ending on 3/13:

#1 Edison Parzanese (Martha's Vineyard, senior attackman)
Performance Comments: On Tuesday (3/9) Edison tallied a game-high six points (3 goals, 3 assists) for Holy Cross as the Crusaders downed Dartmouth 13-8.  Then on Saturday (3/13), Edison had a quiet 1 goal, 1 assist performance as the Crusaders beat Colgate 9-8.  Both wins were firsts: the Crusaders' first win over Dartmouth, their first win ever over Colgate, and their first win of the year in the Patriot league.


#2 Rob McMullin (BB&N, senior attackman)
Performance Comments:  Compiling 4 goals and 1 assist is a pretty good day at the office.  Leading all scorers with five points improves that.  Netting the game-winning goal in a 9-8 victory over Villanova simply completes the day.  After six games, Rob leads the Quakers in goals with 12.


#3 Ethan Farrell (Nantucket HS, senior midfield)
Performance Comments:  On Wednesday, Ethan tallied 3 goals in a 12-7 win over Swathmore to even up the Hornets' record at 2-2.  Then on Saturday, he blew up with a 3 goal, 3 assist performance as Lynchburg topped the then #15 ranked team from Stevens Tech 16-10.  Like his fellow Clam Alumni above, Ethan was the leading scorer in his games.


#4 Max Quinzani (Duxbury HS, senior attackman)
Performance Comments:  While the Blue Devils are still looking to find consistancy as a whole, Max has continued his scoring ways, leading the team in both goals (23) and total points (26).  On Wednesday, Duke dropped a tough game to the resurgent Tar Heels from UNC 7-13.  Maxed notched 3 goals in the effort.  Saturday saw the Blue Devils in a lower scoring affair and they were able to top Loyola 8-5 with Max netting 4 goals in the contest.


#5 Chris Nixon (Duxbury HS, senior defenseman)
Performance Comments:  I was able to watch this game (thanks, ESPNU!).  Chris was the most visible defenseman on the field for Georgetown.  He was constantly in the passing lanes, not just knocking them down, but more often than not picking them off to start breaks.  Chris was able to net an impressing 14-yard goal with a great bounce shot up under the cross-bar.  But despite Chris' best efforts, Georgetown wasn't able to keep up the the power of Syracuse and fell 12-15.


#6 Mark Flibotte (Cohasset HS, sophomore midfielder)

Performance Comments:  Mark's three goals helped get the Bowdion lacrosse season off on the right foot with an impressive 11-7 win over Wesleyan (and fellow Clam Alumni Grant Covington).  The win was a great way to start the season as not only was this the third time in a row the Polar Bears of Bowdoin have beaten the Wesleyan Cardinals, but in what is widely considered the strongest conference in division 3 lacrosse (NESCAC), a 1-0 start can't be a bad thing.


#7 Chris Langton (St. John's Prep/Northfield Mt. Hermon, sophomore midfielder)
Performance Comments:  Chris was able to hit a good stride on Wednesday as the Big Red of Cornell handled Binghamton 19-4 on Tuesday.  Chris contributed 3 goals and 1 assist to the onslaught.  Then Virginia rolled into town on Saturday.  Chris did what he could with 1 goal, but Cornell dropped the game 4-12.


#8 & #9 Brendan Grant (Xaverian HS, sophomore attackman) / Kevin Gould (Duxbury HS, senior attackman)

Performance Comments:  In the young season for Bentley, Grant and Kevin look to be the leaders of the offense for the Falcons.  On Wednesday, the then #5 Falcons topped #6 NYIT 11-10.  Grant had 1 goal and 3 assists while Kevin put up 2 goals and 1 assist.  On Saturday, Bentley ran into #1 CW Post and in what turned out to be a very low scoring affair, walked away with a tough 4-7 loss.  Both Grant and Kevin added one assist apiece.


#10 Donald Berube (Tewksbury HS, freshman goalie)

Performance Comments:  After dropping the season opener at the beginning of the month, Donald has helped lead Eastern Conn. to two straight wins.  The first came Wednesday against Babson with a 12-11 win.  Don walked away with 8 saves and a 66.7% save percentage.  Friday's game was not as impressive from a numbers perspective (7 saves for a 41.2% save percentage) but Eastern Conn. got the win 11-10 against Nontclair State.