Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: May 24, 2010
     Title: Newest Clam Commitment
Lehigh joins the list of colleges that will have a 2010 Clam among their ranks

Junior midfielder Murph Vandervelde from Wellesley, MA (St. Sebastian's School) has decided that Lehigh is where he wants to play his college lacrosse.

This decision was a long time in coming, as Murph was recruited by a list of schools that include D1 powers Hofstra, Bucknell, Drexel, Lafayette & Notre Dame among others. One of the clinchers for Murph choosing Lehigh was that the team has a very large number of talented younger players - their four top scorers are underclassmen! Nothing like riding the rising tide.

With Murph entering his second summer with the Clams, the expectation for him to step even more into a role as an offensive leader will be ever present.  But, as we've seen with other Clams that have committed early, the relieved pressure of being committed tends to lend to that happenning naturally.

Congratulations, Murph! 

Here are the other committed Clams:


Murph Vandervelde, midfield, St. Sebastian's School - LEHIGH UNIVERSITY


Griff Cardew, midfield, St. John's Prep/Loomis Chaffee - BOWDOIN COLLEGE


Austin Weeden, attack/midfield, St. Bernard's - WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE


Dylan Gatto, attack, Bromfield HS - KEENE STATE COLLEGE

VERMONT
Tanner Powers, defense, The Rivers School - UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Chris Brown
, defense, Archbishop Williams HS - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY


Malcolm Lloyd, midfield, Salisbury School - TRINITY COLLEGE


John McKenna, midfield, Phillips Andover - WILLIAMS COLLEGE


Will Walker, attack, Phillips Andover - DUKE UNIVERSITY

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Trevor Morrissette
, midfield, Bedford HS (NH) - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY


Alex Haigis, defense, Marblehead HS - SALISBURY UNIVERSITY


Conor Fraylick, goalie, Pleasantville HS - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

OHIO WESLEYAN
Eli Hayward
, attack, Ipswich HS - OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

STEVENSON
Jon Higgins, defense, Nantucket HS - STEVENSON COLLEGE

LE MOYNE
Jon Siderewicz, midfield, Brewster Academy - LE MOYNE COLLEGE


 Justin Kirchner, midfield, Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols - COLGATE UNIVERSITY


Garrett Campbell, attack, St. John's Prep - HARVARD UNIVERSITY 

MCDANIEL
Christian Dallmus, goaltender, The Rivers School - MCDANIEL COLLEGE

ROGER WILLIAMS
John Ricciardi, midfield, Duxbury HS - ROGER WILLIAMS COLLEGE 


Miles Loring-Thomas, defense/LSM, Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols - ST. MARY'S (MD)


Jeff Dube, defense/LSM, St. John's Prep - ROANOKE COLLEGE 

DENISON
Tommy Harrison, defense, The Rivers School/Kimball Union - DENISON UNIVERSITY


Franklin Reis, attack, Governor's Academy - BOWDOIN COLLEGE

Umass
Peter Von Rosenvinge,
defense, Weston HS - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Mike Fanning
, defense, Norwell HS - EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

COLBY
Peter Reiley, goaltender, Deerfield - COLBY COLLEGE

MIDDLEBURY
Spencer Macquarrie, midfield, Phillips Andover - MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE


JB Marston, defense, Duxbury HS - QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY


Conor Murphy, goaltender, Middlesex - COLGATE UNIVERSITY


Grant Nuemann
, defense, Natick HS - TRINITY COLLEGE

Siena
Mark D'addario
, midfield, Peabody HS - SIENA

Umass
James Fahey,
defense, St. Johns Prep - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS


Pat Hart
, defense, Martha's Vineyard - ARMY (WEST POINT)


Derek West
, midfield, Peabody HS - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE



Makar Zaverucha
, goaltender, Duxbury HS - BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY



Zach Brown, attack, Governors Academy - TOWSON UNIVERSITY


Geordie Carrick, LSM, The Rivers School - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY


John Fitzgerald, attack, The Rivers School/Hingham HS - SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY


Jordan Greenfield, attack, The Rivers School - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY


Eric Slingerland*, midfield, Phillips Exeter - HARVARD UNIVERSITY