Categories: clam_chatter Date: Apr 22, 2013 Title: Top Clam Alumni: 4/15 - 21With the college regular season is drawing to an end, see who's helping in the playoff push.
1. TYLER MCKELVIE (Keene St. / Freshman / attack)
4/17: 4G, 1A vs. UMass-Boston, W 20-4
4/12: 3G vs. UMass-Dartmouth, W 13-1
Comments: Keene State sits atop the Little East standings with their last two games against conference opponents. If Tyler continues to produce the way he has (T1 in total points - 38; #1 in goals - 26), the Owls have a good chance of running the table in the conference.
SPENCER LOW (Babson / Freshman / Attack)
4/17: 3G vs. Wheaton, W 8-4
4/20: 2G vs. UMass-Dartmouth, W 27-4
MIKE GRIFFIN (Babson / Senior / Midfield)
4/17: 2G, 1A vs. Wheaton, W 8-4
4/20: 2A vs. UMass-Dartmouth, W 27-4
Comments: Babson finishes the season with Clark first on Wednesday, the team that sits behind Babson in the Pilgrim League standings, and then Springfield, who sits atop the the league in first place. Spencer in second on the team in scoring with 23 points while Mike is the second leading scorer amoung midfielders with 16 total points.
CHRIS BROWN (Eastern Conn. / Junior / Defense)
4/17: 4GB, 2 caused turnovers vs. UMass-Dartmouth, W 7-5
4/20: 6GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Southern Maine, W 16-9
MIKE FANNING (Eastern Conn. / Junior / LSM)
4/17: 2GB, 2 caused turnovers vs. UMass-Dartmouth, W 7-5
4/20: 4GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Southern Maine, W 16-9
Comments: If Chris and Mike can continue to anchor the Warriors' defense the way they have so far, Eastern Conn should be able to lock up the number two spot in the Little East Tournament with a win against UMass-Boston on Wednesday.
6. GEOFF KENNEDY (Saint Anselm / Sophomore / Attack)
4/17: 1 goal vs. Merrimack, L 10-12
4/20: 4G, 2A vs. Pace, W 15-10
Comments: A strong bounce-back win against Pace on Saturday kept the Hawks' playoff hope alive and will be looking to use the last two games of the season to get some momentum heading into the NE-10 playoffs next week.
PETE WILLAUER (Colby / Sophomore / Defense)
4/16: 3 GB, 3 caused turnover vs. Bowdoin, W 8-6
JOHN JENNINGS (Colby / Senior / Attack)
4/16: 4 goals, 1 assist vs. Bowdoin, W 8-6
Comments: The Mules will be looking to play a little bit of a spoiler in their last game of the season against NESCAC rival Bates and send the their seniors out on the right foot. Pete and John have been the keystone members of the offense and defense, respectively, throughout the year.
NATE MENNINGER (Hamilton / Freshman / LSM)
4/16: 5 of 14 face-offs won, 6 GB's, 1 goal vs. Williams, W 8-7
4/20: 1 goal, 7 of 11 face-offs won, 5 GB's, 2 caused turnovers vs. Trinity, W 10-4
SAM SWEET (Hamilton / Freshman / Attack)
4/16: 3 goals, 1 assist vs. Williams, W 8-7
Comments: Two big NESCAC wins this week are keeping Hamilton's playoff hopes alive on the backs of Menninger and Sweet.
MAKAR "MICKEY" ZAVERUCHA (Trinity / Junior / Goalie)
4/16: 19 saves, 76% save percentage vs. Wesleyan, L 2-6
4/20: 10 saves, 50% save percentage vs. Hamilton, L 4-10
FRANKLIN REIS (Bowdoin / Junior / Attack)
4/16: 3G vs. Colby, L 6-8
4/20: 2G, 2A vs. Endicott, W 14-4
PETE LATULIPPE (Castleton State / Fr. / Goalie)
4/20: 18 saves, 78.3% save percentage vs. SUNY Canton, W 18-5