Categories: clam_chatter Date: Apr 1, 2013 Title: Top Clam Alumni: 3/25 - 31Six different Clams put up at four points or more at least once this week.
1. BILLY MCNAMARA (Wheaton / Senior / Attack)
3/27: 2G, 3A vs. Salva Regina, W 15-5
3/30: 1G, 4A vs. Clark, W 11-4
Comments: Ten points in two games should say enough about Billy's performance this week. And like that, Wheaton is back on track after a slow start.
2. MATT THISTLE (High Point / Sophomore / Attack)
3/27: 2G, 2A vs. Lafayette, L 9-10
3/31: 2G, 2A vs. Mercer, W 12-10
Comments: Consistency and balance has Matt tied for the team lead in total points (33), first in assists (16), and second in goals (17).
3. MURPH VANDERVELDE (Harvard / Sophomore / Midfield)
3/26: 3G vs. Albany, L 7-16
3/30: 3G vs. Duke, L 11-12
Comments: Consistent play like this past week's has led to the steady growth in Murph's role with the Crimson throughout the first half of the season.
4. LUKE DUPREY (Duke / Junior / LSM)
3/30: 6 GB, 3 caused turnover vs. Harvard, W 12-11
Comments: Luke's chaos-inducing play helped spark the Blue Devil's come back win against the Crimson on Saturday, improving their record to 8-4 and getting Duke back into the top ten.
5. DEREK SWEET (#3 Lynchburg / senior / attack)
3/27: 2G vs. Washington & Lee, W 9-8 O.T.
3/30: 4G, 2A vs. Stevenson, L 11-12 O.T.
Comments: Derek rounds out an attack unit where each player has twenty-plus points on the season, keeping Lynchburg right in the middle of the D3 championship hunt.
6. TREVOR MORRISSETTE (Eastern Conn. / Senior / Attack)
3/26: 1G vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, W 10-7
3/30: 6G, 3A vs. Salem State, W 21-5
Comments: After being fairly quiet with just the one goal on Tuesday, Trevor exploded for nine points on Saturday. His goals alone would have been enough to win the game single-handedly.
7. TYLER MCKELVIE (Keene St. / freshman / attack)
3/30: 5G vs. Southern Maine, W 14-12
Comments: The Owls need all five of Tyler's goals to put away a game group from Southern Maine on Saturday to remain unbeaten.
8. WILL SAHAKIAN (Manhattanville / Senior / Midfield)
3/27: 6G, 2A vs. US Merchant Marine, L 11-17
Comments: Will has been the consistent bright spot for Manhattanville, as he leads the team in goals (14), assists (8), and total points (22).
9. CHRIS BROWN (Eastern Conn. / Junior / Defense)
3/26: 3GB, 3 caused turnovers vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, W 10-7
3/30: 1A, 2GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Salem State, W 21-5
Comments: Chris has emerged as the anchor of the Warriors' defense, as he's second on the team in groundballs (25) and tied for the team lead in caused turnovers (12).
10. PETE WILLAUER (Colby / Sophomore / Defense)
3/28: 3GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Babson, W 8-6
3/30: 4GB, 4 caused turnovers vs. Conn. College, L 10-11
Comments: As only a sophomore, Pete controls the defense with a team-leading ten caused turnovers on the season, and is second only to the team's face-off middie in groundballs with 31.