Categories: clam_chatter Date: Apr 5, 2010 Title: Clam Tracking for 3/29 - 4/4Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, deviled eggs, and Clams...not a bad Easter Weekend.
This week was a relatively slow week for games as Easter weekend approached, but before many players traveled home (or simply got the weekend off) our Clam Alumni had a pretty good week.
But by this time in the season, we wouldn't expect anything less.
#1 Billy McNamara (sophomore, Northfield Mount Hermon/The Rivers School, attack)
Performance Comments: Coming out of this week, Billy tallied twelve points (4 goals, 8 assists) in just two games and earned his second Pilgrim League Player of the Week honor in a five week span. On Wednesday, Wheaton took on Amherst and despite Billy's 3 goal, 3 assist performance, Wheaton dropped a heart-breaker 10-11. Saturday things went better as Billy notched 1 goal and dished out 5 assists in a 12-9 win against MIT.
#2 Max Quinzani (senior, Duxbury HS, attack)
Performance Comments: This was a busy week, even for Max's standards. Tuesday, Duke took on Brown and was pushed to the limit. But with Max's 3 goal game, the Blue Devils were able to "get out of Dodge" with a 11-10 win. Friday, Duke rolled into Cambridge to take on Harvard and after adding 5 goals to the effort, Max and the Blue Devils rolled out of town with a 14-5 win. And then in one of only two Division 1 lacrosse games on Easter Sunday, Duke went south to visit the new addition to the Division, Jacksonville. Max enjoyed the day with 2 goals, 2 assists, and a 16-7 win.
#3 John Jennings (freshman, St. John's Prep, attack)
Performance Comments: If you're only going to play one game in a week, you really should do everything you can to make it count. John Jennings certainly did as he had probably the biggest game of his young collegiate career with 3 goals and 1 assist as Colby took down perennial NESCAC power Middlebury 9-8 on Saturday.
#4 Brendan Gill (junior, Chelmsford HS, goalie)
Performance Comments: Brendan has quietly put together a rather remarkable season individually thus far. While the 93 saves over seven games (averaging roughly 13 saves per game) is impressive, it's the 70.5% save percentage that really jumps out. This week Brendan continued his impressive season. Wednesday saw Brendan make 15 saves and only give up 5 goals as Salem State took down Mass Maritime 7-5. Saturday was more of the same as Brendan was called on only to make 9 saves (again posting a 75% save percentage) as this time it was UMass-Boston that fell to Salem State 8-4.
#5 Jack Curtis (junior, Chelmsford HS, attack)
Performance Comments: Endicott seems to have gotten back on track this week with two big wins led by Jack. Wednesday, Endicott took on Williams and Jack helped orchestrate a strong 14-9 win with a 1 goal, 5 assist game that was top amound all scorers. Saturday proved to be a little more difficult with Western New England, but with Jack chipping in a goal and an assist, Endicott was able to take the game 9-8. The win Saturday was Endicott's third in a row to get the Gulls back over .500 at 5-4.
#6 Justin Bearse (senior, Barnstable HS, attack)
Performance Comments: With 7 of thier 9 games being decided by 2 goals or less (five of those games have been one goal games) Hartford's season very easily could be very different. This week was no different. Wednesday, Hartford fell to Albany 10-11. Justin dished out 3 assists in the contest. Saturday, Hartford found themselves on the other side of the coin as they were able to take down Quinnipiac 10-9. Justin again contributed three points (this time 2 goals and 1 assist).
#7 Ethan Farrell (senior, Martha's Vineyard HS, midfield)
Performance Comments: Ethan hasn't had too many disappointing games this season (at least individually speaking). Wednesday was one of those disappointing days (both individually and team-wise) as Lynchburg ran into the buzz saw of Roanoke and fell 7-15. Ethan was held to only one goal in the contest. But like all great players, Ethan bounced back the next game. Against Hampden-Sydney, he notched with 2 goals and 2 assists as Lynchburg won 19-10.
#8 Eric Hagarty (senior, Lincoln-Sudbury HS, goalie)
Performance Comments: Like Endicott did as a team, Eric got back on track this week after two big wins. The first was the win Wednesday against Williams, 14-9, as Eric posted 12 saves and a 57.1% save percentage. Saturday, Eric kept on rolling with 10 saves on 18 shots on net (a 55.6% save percentage) as the Gulls were able to take down Western New England 9-8.
#9 Donald Berube (freshman, Tewksbury HS, goalie)
Performance Comments: This is the third week in a row that I've gone through the scores and simply have not been able to ignore what Donald did during the week. Most impressive are the wins (now 6-2), but the timeliness of them as well. Thurdays, Eastern got 13 saves from Donald (68.4% save percentage) and an 11-6 win over Mount Ida. Saturday, Donald again put up double-digit saves (11 for a 52.4% save percentage) as Eastern Conn again got the win 18-13, this time against Southern Maine.
#10 Chris Landers (junior, Proctor Academy, attack)
Performance Comments: While Chris was a little over-shadowed by his team Billy McNamara (see above), Chris also had a solid week. In Wednesday's lost to Amhert (10-11 final), Chris added 2 goals and an assist to the effort. In the win on Saturday against MIT (12-9 final), Chris netted one goal and dished out one assist.