Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Apr 13, 2010
     Title: CLAM ALUMNI TRACKING FOR 4/5 - 4/11
A Clam in camo comes up big in overtime.

Sometimes it's all about timeliness.  Scoring a key goal at the right time.  Getting a ground ball at the right time.  Causing a turnover to stop the other team's momentum.

Our top two Clam Alumni this week combined only for 2 goals, but their teams don't win without their contributions.

 #1 ARMY
Tyler Seymour (senior, Nashua HS, attack)
Performance Comments:
In a low scoring contest against Bucknell on Saturday, Tyler tallied 2 goals to help push Army past it's fellow Patriot League member.  The win keeps Army perfect in Patriot League play at 3-0.  Now the rest of the story: Tyler, who is third on the team in scoring (12 goals, 4 assists), started the scoring for Army 58 seconds into the contest.  He then became the hero of the game in overtime with a man-down goal to seal the deal and keep Army in a tie for the top spot in the Patriot League.

Chris Nixon (senior, Duxbury HS, defense)
Performance Comments:
  When you have the TV announcers saying that (and I'm paraphrasing) he's been a monster on ground balls and is mentioned in the same sentance as former Georgetown long pole great Brodie Merrill for his defensive impact on a game, you know he's doing something right.  Chris truly was the biggest impact player on defense in Georgetown's 11-8 win over Notre Dame on Sunday.  Chris had 6 ground balls, most of which were amazingly quick (and slightly flashy), and he caused 3 turnover as Georgetown's defense shutout the Irishmen in the second half to go to 3-1 in the Big East.

Kevin Gould (senior, Duxbury HS, attack)
Performance Comments:
  Every coach loves balanced players, especially when it comes to point production.  This week Kevin proved how valuable a balanced performance can be.  On Tuesday, Kevin tallied 1 goal and 3 assists in a 14-10 win over Southern New Hampshire.  At first glance you might say, "That's not too balanced."  But just wait, there's more.  On Saturday against American Internation College, Kevin put up 5 goals and 3 assists in a 14-9 win.  On the week, Kevin went for 6 goals and 6 assists.  And both games were wins.

Edison Parzanese (senior, Martha's Vineyard HS, attack)
Performance Comments:
  Despite the team's overtime loss to Lafayette 12-13 on Saturday, Edison still needs to be recognized for accounting for half his teams goals in the game.  Edison went for 3 goals and 3 assists on the day.  And like I said above, a balanced player will always be welcome by any coach.  Edison leads the team with 26 total points: 13 goals, 13 assists.

Billy McNamara (sophomore, Northfield Mount Hermon/The Rivers School, attack)
Chris Landers (junior, Proctor Academy, attack)
Performance Comments:
  It seems like we can't seperate these two, that they seem to feed off each other's success.  Both Billy and Chris put up four goals against Babson on Saturday.  Billy edged Chris in total points on the day by one (Billy added 2 assists while Chris only had 1).  Billy now leads the team in points (33) and goals (20) while Chris is third in total points (26) and second in goals (16).

Justin Bearse (senior, Barnstable HS, attack)
Performance Comments:
  Justin continues to bring two valuable components to Hartford: senior leadership and consistency.  Saturday, Justin added 2 goals and an assist to the team's effort though it came up short in a 12-15 loss to a Stony Brook team that is tied for the America East Conference lead at 2-0.  Justin is fourth in total points with 21 and third in goals with 11 on the season.

Brendan Grant (sophomore, Xaverian Brothers' HS, attack)
Performance Comments:
  Tuesday's win 14-10 against Southern New Hampshire was kind of a quiet one for Brendan as he only had one goal and one assist in the contest.  It was in Saturday's 14-9 win against American International College that Brendan stepped up with 4 goals and an assist as Bentley remains undefeated in  Northeast-10 Conference play with a 14-9 win.

Brendan Gill (junior, Chelmsford HS/Bridgeton, goalie)
Performance Comments:
  At the end of Saturday's game against Keene State (a loss, 4-10), it'll be a small consolation to Brendan that his 16 saves (61.5% save percentage) has helped him to a ranking of fourth in the Division 3 Save Leaders list.  On the year Brendan has stopped 111 of 160 shots on net for a 69.4% save percentage.

Dan MacVarish (senior, Hingham HS, attack)
Performance Comments:
  First off, we want to apologize to Dan for not getting him up here sooner.  When you put up 3 goals and an assist against Salisbury and 2 goals in a huge upset of then #6 Denison, you're third on your team in scoring (25 total points), and third on your team in goals (19) you deserve recognition. Our eyes will be peeled for your standout performances moving forward!