Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Mar 29, 2010
     Title: Clam Alumni Tracking for 3/22 through 3/28
While colleges have been on break, the lacrosse season has continued with Clam Alumni right in the mix.

Even though marquee matchup of the week (at least from a Clams Alumni perspective) was the Georgetown versus Duke game on Saturday, we saw some of our younger Clam Alumni at other schools starting to show themselves in the stats columns.


#1 Max Quinzani (Duxbury HS, senior, attack)
Performance Comments:
  Max started off the week well as the Blue Devils took down Dartmouth 15-3 on Tuesday.  Max was tied with two teammates for game high points honors with 5 (4 goals, 1 assist).  Then came Saturday's meeting with Georgetown (and fellow Clam/Duxbury Alumn Chris Nixon, but we'll get to him).  Max was again tied with his fellow Duke attackmen for game high points honor (3 goals, 1 assist).


#2 Scott Austin (Duxbury HS, sophomore, attack)
Performance Comments:
  Scott had a bit of slow start scoring-wise on Tuesday when Cornell took on Stony Brook.  He tallied only one goal in the contest as Cornell took the game 12-9.  But Saturday saw Scott find his groove when Cornell took on UPenn.  Behind a 4 goal effort from Scott, the Big Red won 12-6 to improve to 7-1 and keep pace with Princeton at 2-0 in the Ivy League.


#3 Chris Nixon (Duxbury HS, senior, defense)
Performance Comments:
  Chris' impact on a game and his value to his team may be overlooked because he is a defenseman.  Over the past few weeks, we've tried hard to convey his value to his team, but even I don't think we've adequately covered how much he does for Georgetown.  In their game against Duke Saturday, Chris was playing close defense (leads the team in caused turnovers with 12), he was coming off the wing on face-offs (he's 3rd on the team in GB's with 24), and he tallied a goal (he has 3 goals on 5 shots this season).  Hopefully that clarifies things.

COLBY
#4 John Jennings (St. John's Prep, freshman, attack)
Performance Comments
:  We've seen John throughout the season tallying goals here and there (he has 7 goals and 1 assist).  Thursday was no different when John added a goal as Colby beat Wheaton 10-7.  Saturday was something different.  Taking on rival NESCAC team Trinity, John put in 3 goals as the Mules of Colby got the 8-7 win over the Bantams of Trinity.


#5 Ethan Farrell (Nantucket HS, senior, midfield)
Performance Comments:
  Ethan continues to have a tremendous senior campaign helping Lynchburg to two more wins this week.  Wednesday was a 17-1 victory over Randolph (1 goal, 1 assist).  Saturday's contest was a virtual carbon copy as Lynchburg beat Christopher Newport 17-2 (2 goals, 1 assist).


#6 Chris Landers (Proctor Academy, junior, midfield)
Performance Comments:
  There wasn't much more Chris could do help his team this week as he tallied a total of 10 points in two games (7 goals, 3 assists).  Thursday, Chris and the Wheaton squad took on Colby and despite 2 goals and 2 assists from Chris, Wheaton fell 7-10.  Chris was able to get some measure of satisfaction on Saturday when he put up 5 goals and one assist in a 15-8 win over UMass-Dartmouth.


#7 Matt Callahan (Phillips Exeter, freshman, defense)
Performance Comments:
  This recognition for Matt is a little overdue.  Unfortunately for defensemen, finding their stats can be a little bit of a scavanger hunt.  As a freshman, Matt has 17 ground balls and is tied for second on the team in caused turnovers with six.  The Fairfield defense is ranked #9 in team defense holding opponents to 7.9 goals per game average and allowing only 55 goals this season through 7 games.  Matt and this defense is a big part of the reason for Fairfield's 5-2 record and their 2-0 record in the ECAC which is good enough for second in the conference at this point.


#8 Kevin Gould (Duxbury HS, senior, attack) / Brendan Grant (Xaverian HS, sophomore, attack)
Performance Comments:
  There really is no way to separate these two in their importance to Bentley.  In their young season, Kevin and Grant are tied for the team's points lead with 11 each.  Kevin has 5 goals, 6 assists while Grant has 6 goals, 5 assists.  Their efforts have helped Bentley to a 3-1 start with a NE-10 conference record of 2-0 which ties them for the conference lead.

TUFTS
#9 Jamie Atkins (Middlesex, senior, midfield)
Performance Comments:
  Jamie has been quietly consistant throughout the begining of this season for the Jumbos.  Through the first five games, he has averaged a point a game.  And while that doesn't sound like much, it any coach will tell you it adds up and only helps.  This week Jamie tallied a goal in a 15-10 win over Skidmore on Wednesday and on Saturday put up a goal and an assist in a 10-9 victory over Williams.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
#10 Donald Berube (Tewksbury HS, freshman, goalie)
Performance Comments:
  At no other position can a freshman have as much of an impact as goalie and Don has made that impact for Eastern Connecticut.  Tuesday saw Don again make an impact by posting 14 saves (53.8% save percentage) as Eastern beat Goucher 13-12.  All four of Eastern Connecticut's wins (4-2) this year have been by no more than two goals.  Three of those games have been one-goal games.  No pressure.