Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: May 15, 2012
     Title: TOP CLAM ALUMNI: WEEK OF 5/6
Clam Alumni Top Performers in the NCAA Tournament

We have made it a weekly tradition to scour the college lacrosse news and game reports to see how our Clam Alumni are doing at the next level.  Check back each week here and follow these reports on facebook to see how the Clam family is faring. AND PLEASE NOTE: while we do our best at compiling this list, it is almost a certainty that we miss some strong performances, particularly from defensive players. To this end, please feel free to contact us at either jbwalker7@hotmail.com or tmpeters12@hotmail.com if you had a strong performance you'd like others to know about!

Week of 5/6 Overview:  Conor Murphy (Fr./Colgate/Middlesex) stole the show this past weekend getting the start (his first) against UMass and led the Raiders to a 15-13 win over the previously undefeated Minutemen on a 15 save performance. After that, it was certainly former Clams making their contributions on the defensive side of the ball who made the loudest statements.

1. CONOR MURPHY (Freshman/ Middlesex)
Colgate
Goaliie
15 saves, 60% save percentage vs. UMass - W 13-11 (NCAA 1st Round)

2. TOMMY HARRISON (Sophomore/The Rivers School/Kimball Union)
Denison
Defense
1 GB, 2 CT vs. Adrian - W 12-11 O.T. (1st Round NCAA)
4 GB, 3 CT vs. Lynchburg - W 10-5 (2nd Round NCAA)

3. SAM GARDNER (Junior / Phillips Exeter)
Tufts
3 GB, 3 CT vs. Trinity - W 17-8 (2nd Round NCAA)

4. MATT CALLAHAN (Junior / Phillips Exeter)
Tufts
Defense
4 GB, 1 CT vs. Trinity - W 17-8 (2nd Round NCAA)

5. STEVE MANNING (Junior / The Rivers School)
Trinity
Midfield
1 goal vs. Eastern Connecticut - W13-9 (1st Round NCAA)
1 goal, 1 assist vs. Tufts - L 8-17 (2nd Round NCAA)

6. GRIFF CARDEW (Sophomore/Loomis Chaffee)
Bowdoin
Midfield
2 goals vs. Mount Ida - W 16-5 (1st Round NCAA)

7. CRAIG SULLIVAN (Junior/Duxbury HS)
Cortland State
Defense
1 GB vs. Stevens Tech - W 10-9

8. FRANKLIN REIS (Sophomore / Governor's Academy)
Bowdoin
Attack
1 goal vs. Union - L 4-10 (2nd Round NCAA)

9. TREVOR MORRISSETTE (Sophomore / Bedford, NH)
Eastern Connecticut
Attack
1 goals vs. Trinity - L 9-13 (1st Round NCAA)