Categories: clam_chatter Date: Apr 8, 2013 Title: Top Clam Alumni: 4/1 - 7Defensive standouts help keep winning streaks alive.
1. MATT CALLAHAN (Tufts / Senior / Defense)
4/2: 1GB, 2 caused turnover vs. Babson, W 16-5
4/6: 3GB vs. Williams, W 12-7
4/7: 1A, 1GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Middlebury, W 14-13
Comments: With three more wins for the Jumbos, two of which were league games, Tufts has now rattled off eight straight wins and find themselves at #6 in the country.
2. LUKE DUPREY (Duke / Junior / LSM)
4/5: 5 GB, 2 caused turnover vs. High Point, W 17-6
Comments: Another win for the Blue Devils gives them seven in a row and has Duke cracking the top ten. This also ties Duke for the season high for consecutive wins for this year in division one.
3. MAKAR "MICKEY" ZAVERUCHA (Trinity / Junior / Goalie)
4/6: 19 saves, 67.9% save percentage vs. Bowdoin, W 10-9
4/7: 12 saves, 60% save percentage vs. Colby, W 11-8
Comments: Micky helped keep Trinity in the NESCAC playoff hunt with two big leagues wins this week and continues to make his case to be the clear number one goalie for the Bantams.
4. BRENDAN WILBUR (Quinnipiac / Senior / Attack)
4/6: 3 goals vs. Mount Saint Mary's, W 12-8
Comments: Three goals in Saturday's win from Brendan helped snap a five-game losing streak for the Bobcats and puts Brendan tied for second on the team in total points (17) and third in goals (12).
5. MURPH VANDERVELDE (Harvard / Sophomore / Midfield)
4/5: 2G vs. Cornell, L 12-14
Comments: Contrary to what the 4-6 record might suggest, Harvard has been knocking on victory's door more often than not. Murph's 2 goals wasn't enough to help the Crimson past Cornell on Friday, bringing the total games decided by two or fewer goals for Harvard this year to six.
FRANKLIN REIS (Bowdoin / Junior / Attack) 4/6: 3G, 2A vs. Trinity, L 9-10
GRIFF CARDEW (Bowdoin / Junior / Midfield) 4/6: 1G, 1A vs. Trinity, L 9-10
Comments: Despite Franklin and Griff being involved in 7 of the Polar Bears' nine goals, Bowdoin was unable to capitalize on their tandem work on Saturday and fell to the Bantams of Trinity.
8. PETE WILLAUER (Colby / Sophomore / Defense)
4/2: 4 GB, 1 caused turnover vs. University of New England, L 6-7
4/6: 6 GB, 1 caused turnovers vs. Wesleyan, L 12-13
4/7: 8 GB, 2 caused turnovers vs. Trinity, L 8-11
Comments: Through ten games, Pete is averaging 4.9 ground balls and 1.4 caused turnovers every game.
9. JOHN JENNINGS (Colby / Senior / Attack)
4/6: 5 goals, 1 assist vs. Wesleyan, L 12-13
4/7: 1 goal, 2 assists vs. Trinity, L 8-11
Comments: John is second on the team in goals (19) and third in total points (22).
10. JOHN RICCIARDI (Roger Williams / Junior / Midfield)
4/3: 1 goal, 4 assists vs. Salve Reginia, W 13-9
4/6: 2 assists vs. Curry, @ 13-8
Comments: The Hawks find themselves tied atop the Commonwealth Coast at 4-0, with John tied at third on the team in total points (18) and alone at third on the team in assists (10).
BILLY MCNAMARA (Wheaton / Senior / Attack)
4/6: 2G, 5A vs. Regis, W 17-7
NATE MENNINGER (Hamilton / Freshman / LSM)
4/2: 9 of 15 at face-off X, 7 ground balls, 1 caused turnover vs. Oneonta, W 11-7