Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Feb 28, 2013
     Title: D1 Clams playing college ball this season

Among the active D1 college ranks of Mass. lax players, Clams well represented

Before I get into this article, I have to give the folks at some props for providing the impetus for this follow-up article to theirs. This past Monday, they posted an article that had to be weeks if not months in the making. The entire list of 144 Massachusetts D1 lacrosse players (at present, it's 146, we've helped identify 2 more who were missed) was comprehensively compiled in what must have been a painstaking process. And what's more, the crew apparently plans to update this throughout the season. Hats off to them. If you want to see their list, click HERE.

We here in the office wanted to piggy-back on their efforts, and provide a more Clam-centric glance at the D1 players both in Massachusetts, and in our case the few players from outside the the state who were Clams. So here, in a "Facts at a Glance" format, are some interesting facts about the D1 Mass. players with a Clam connection:

* currently, 34 of the 146 D1 players in the state of Massachusetts, or 23.2%, came through the Clam program

* an additional 3 Clams currently playing D1 lacrosse are non-Massachusetts native Clams

* a quick (and admittedly non-scientific) tally shows that 23 of the 34 Clams have seen some playing time this spring; 11 appear to have started a game

* 14 Clams who initially went D1 in the past 5 years are currently not playing lacrosse on college

In an effort to give these players increased exposure this spring, we will be highlighting one or two college players per week on both our facebook page Top Gun Lacrosse and on our twitter feed @FightingClams. These players will be asked a number of questions about both their recruiting process, and what it's like to be a current D1 lacrosse player. I suspect these will be both interesting and informative, and we look forward to getting them up soon. Look for them to start going up in the next week or two.


Here are all the Clams (at least compiled to the best of our ability) who are currently playing D1 ball:

Conference Team Name Pos Yr High School
ACC Duke Chris Coady D Fr BB&N
ACC Duke Luke Duprey D JR Phillips Andover
ACC UVA Blake Riley M JR Governor's
America East Vermont Chase Williams D Fr Rivers
America East Hartford James Murphy M SO Brewster Academy
America East Hartford Frank Wheeler-LaRusso M SO Catholic Memorial
America East Hartford Jake Vogl M Fr Aquinas
Big East Syracuse Elliott Burr M Fr Hamilton-Wenham
Big East Syracuse Hakeem Lecky M SO Duxbury
Big East Notre Dame Quinn Cully M Sr Duxbury
Big East Providence Joe Habib M Sr Arlington
CAA Delaware Dan McDougall D Fr Avon Old Farms
CAA UMASS James Fahey D JR St. John's Prep
CAA UMASS Peter Von Rosenvinge D SO Weston
ECAC Fairfield Paul Hellar A Fr Duxbury
ECAC Fairfield Geordie Carrick D JR Rivers
ECAC Fairfield Jordan Greenfield A JR Rivers
Independents Jacksonville Josh Oliver A Fr Bill Crothers S.S.
Independents High Point Matt Thistle A SO Bishop Guertin
Independents Johns Hopkins Will Ryan G Fr Avon Old Farms
Ivy Dartmouth Blair Friedensohn G Fr St. John's Prep
Ivy Harvard Garrett Campbell A JR St. John's Prep
Ivy Harvard Eric Slingerland M JR Phillips Exeter
Ivy Harvard Murphy Vandervelde M SO St. Sebastian's
Ivy Harvard Jack Walker A Sr Phillips Andover
NEC Quinnipiac Chris Williams M Fr Duxbury
NEC Quinnipiac J.B. Marston D JR Duxbury
NEC Quinnipiac Brendan Wilbur A Sr Hingham
NEC Sacred Heart Mark MacDonald M SO St. Johns Prep
Patriot Army Conor Van Duzer M Fr Rivers
Patriot Holy Cross Peter Hines G Fr Governor's
Patriot Army Pat Hart D JR Martha's Vineyard
Patriot Colgate Justin Kirchner M JR BB&N
Patriot Colgate Conor Murphy G JR Middlesex
Patriot Holy Cross Tanner Powers D SO Rivers
Patriot Army Matt Mezer M Sr Arlington