Categories: clam_chatter Date: Feb 19, 2013 Title: CLAM ALUMNI REPORT 2/19More college teams begin their seasons and more clam alumni are stepping into the limelight.
Though well under half of all collegiate teams have yet to begin their 2013 campaign, the early season is producing the expected and unexpected alike from those who have begun. The unexpected: some major upsets. The expected: Clam alumni right in the mix of things. Away we go...
1. JORDAN GREENFIELD (Fairfield / Junior / Attack)
4 goals vs. Bryant W 8-6 HIGHLIGHT
Comments: Jordan entered this season with a bit to prove after a tumultuous season in 2012. He had a very good start with a game-high four goals in his squad's big season-opening win against Bryant on Saturday.
2. CHASE MURPHY (Colorado College / Freshman / Goalie)
16 saves (64% save percentage) vs. Greensboro W 10-9
Comments: Connor started his college career with two wins, the most notable versus Greensboro with an absolutely game-altering, sixteen save performance.
3. MATT THISTLE (High Point / Sophomore / Attack)
1 goal, 1 assist vs. St. Joseph's L 5-8
Comments: Matt continues to be the quarterback of the High Point offense as he leads the team in assists and is second in goals and total points.
4. DEREK SWEET (Lynchburg / Senior / Attack)
1 goal vs. Salisbury W 13-12
Comments: Derek and the Lynchburg Hornets knocked off the defending D3 champions Salisbury; Derek tallied a goal in the effort.
5. JOE HABIB (Providence / Senior / Midfield)
1 goal vs. Wagner W 17-6
Comments: Joe got onto the scoresheet with a goal as the Friars rolled on Friday versus Wagner.
6. MATT MEZER (Army / Senior / Midfield)
1 goal vs. VMI W 14-8
Comments: Work-horse Matt tallied his first goal of the season as the Black Knights improved to 2-1 on the season after back to back 14-8 victories.
DEFENSIVE STARTERS (that we're aware of, apologies to any we might have missed)
LUKE DUPREY (Duke / Junior / LSM)
JAMES FAHEY (UMass / Junior / Defense)
PAT HART (Army / Junior / Defense)
TANNER POWERS (Holy Cross / Sophomore / Defense)
TOMMY HARRISON (Denison / Junior / Defense)