Categories: clam_chatter Date: Mar 22, 2010 Title: Clam Alumni Tracking for 3/15-3/21As the college season gets into full swing, former Clams do the same.
As I was going through the college scores from this past week, I started digging deeper into some of the stats available (thanks to a suggestion from the parent of a former Clam). What I found was just how many ways that Clam alumni are impacting the teams they're on. Plus, this past week also saw a couple former Clams score their first collegiate goals.
#1 Max Quinzani (Duxbury HS, senior attackman)
Performance Comments: Max and the #7 Blue Devils were able to string a second straight win with a decisive victory against Penn State 20-11. After a couple of games where Duke was held somewhat in check offensively, Duke posted 20 goals for the first time this season. Max put up 4 goals and added 1 assist to the onslaught. With 27 goals on the season so far, Max is ranked fourth in the nation in goals per game (3.9 per game).
#2 Chris Langton (St. John's Prep/Northfield Mt. Hermon, sophomore midfield)
Scott Austin (Duxbury HS, sophomore attackman)
Performance Comments: This is the second time Chris and Scott have been tied in this ranking. In this case, both players tallied 4 goals in an 18-7 win over Yale in Cornell's Ivy League openner. The win was a good way to get back on track after Virginia's visit last weekend.
#3 Ethan Farrell (Nantucket, senior midfield)
Performance Comments: Ethan continued a great senior campaigne this past week. On Wednesday, Lynchburg beat Scranton 16-4 and Ethan contributed 3 goals and an assist. On Saturday, Ethan was held to 1 goal and 1 assist as Lynchburg fell to #2 Stevenson 9-12. Ethan leads Lynchburg in goals with 18 and is second in points with 25.
#4 Max Alderman (Lincoln-Sudbury HS, junior midfield)
Performance Comments: In the ultra-competative NESCAC, every win against conference opponents is huge and on Saturday Max's three points (1 goal, 2 assists) helped Trinity defeat Bowdion 10-8. The three points tied Max with two other players for game-high points honors. The win was Trinity's first over Bowdoin since 2004.
#5 John Lenehan (Boston College HS/Loomis Chaffee, sophomore goalie)
Performance Comments: John made 12 saves for a 75% save percentage Saturday against fellow NESCAC opponent Amherst. The Camels were able to take the game 10-8, based largely on the merits of John's performance. The win keeps Connecticut College tied at the top of the NESCAC with a 2-0 record.
#6 Tim Fallon (Lawrence Academy, junior midfield)
Performance Comments: Tim's contributions to Harford are easy to overlook because they are not posted on most of the stat reports posted on the various websites. But we felt Tim deserved a little recognition for his efforts. Through six games, Tim has 55 ground balls and has taken every face-off for Hartford going 90 out of 147 for a 61.2 winning percentage.
#7 Chris Nixon (Duxbury HS, senior defense)
Performance Comments: Chris has been in these write-ups a few times, but the full scope of what he brings to the Georgetown defense is sometimes gets overlooked. After six games, Chris is third on the team in ground balls with 21, has 2 goals, and has caused 11 turnovers (leads the team).
#8 Brendan Gill (Chelmsford HS, junior goalie)
Performance Comments: Brendan did all he could this week to get Salem State two wins this week. On Thursday Brendan made 17 saves (70.8% save percentage), but Salem State's offense couldn't help enough as they dropped a tough 3-7 game to Salva Regina. On Saturday, though, Brendan's 16 saves (76.2% save percentage) helped Salem State to a 9-5 victory over Nichols.
#9 Mark Eaton (The Rivers School, junior midfield)
Performance Comments: Mark is another Clam alumni whose efforts this season have been overlooked by the lacrosse community at large. Through five games, Mark has scooped 47 ground balls and has won 57 of the 90 face-offs he's taken for a 63.3% winning percentage.
#10 CURRY- Andrew Navoni (The Rivers School, freshman midfield)
TUFTS- Sam Gardner (Phillips Exeter, freshman defense)
Performance Comments: Saturday saw two former Clams score their first collegiate goals. Andrew Navoni scored a goal as Curry handled Regis College easily, 22-2. Sam Gardner's one goal helped the Jumbos of Tufts to a 10-9 victory over Colby College to keep Tufts at 2-0 in the NESCAC.