Categories: clam_chatter Date: Apr 29, 2013 Title: Top Clam Alumni: 4/22 - 28The regular season is wrapping up and the conference playoffs a getting underway.
1. HAKEEM LECKY (Syracuse / Sophomore / Midfield)
4/27: 2 goals vs. Notre Dame, W 10-4
Comments: Hakeem seems to like the big stage of TV, as he tallied two goals against Notre Dame to close out the regular season and looked great doing so. The bad news: the Orange have Notre Dame again on Thursday in the openning round of the Big East tournament.
KURT SERAFINI (Keene St. / Junior / Attack)
4/24: 1G, 4A vs. Plymouth St., W 14-10
4/27: 2A vs. Western Conn., W 19-5
TYLER MCKELVIE (Keene St. / Freshman / attack)
4/24: 2G, 1A vs. Plymouth St., W 14-10
4/27: 2G vs. Western Conn., W 19-5
Comments: Keene State finishes the regular season undefeated in Little East play and with only one blemish on their record on the year so far.
4. BILLY MCNAMARA (Wheaton / Senior / Attack)
4/24: 1G, 3A vs. MIT, W 7-4
4/27: 3G, 1A vs. Mass Maritime, W 15-5
Comments: Wheaton needed these two wins to put themself in the Pilgrim League playoff picture and with four points in each game, Billy stepped up as a senior attackman should.
5. JORDAN GREENFIELD (Fairfield / Junior / Attack)
4/13: 4G vs. Ohio State, L 8-14
Comments: Despite a four-goal performance, the Stags dropped their regular season finale. The good news: the Stags are in the ECAC playoffs. The bad news: they get Denver in the Semi-finals. The good news: Fairfield already owns a 10-9 win over the Pioneers. Should be fun.
6. FRANKLIN REIS (Bowdoin / Junior / Attack)
4/24: 3G, 1A vs. Tufts, L 8-21
4/27: 3G, 1A vs. Wesleyan, L 7-8 (NESCAC Quarter-Finals)
Comments: Franklin's junior year ends with a mix of feelings. On the one hand, Bowdoin dropped their last two games, including their NESCAC Quarter-Final match up. On the other hand, Franklin was the Polar Bears' leading goal-scorer and point-getter, and he has one more year.
7. TREVOR MORRISSETTE (Eastern Conn. / Senior / Attack)
4/27: 3G, 3A vs. UMass-Boston, W 20-0
Comments: You just can't ignore a six-point performance, especially one that locks up the #2 seed in the Little East playoffs.
8. MATT CALLAHAN (Tufts / Senior / Defense)
4/24: 2GB, 2 caused turnovers vs. Bowdoin, W 21-8
4/27: 1GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Bates, W 14-10 (NESCAC Quarter-Final)
Comments: It didn't take long for the Jumbos to regain their lost momentum. Much of that comes from the play of Matt anchoring the defense.
DEREK YOUNGMAN (Colby / Sophomore / Attack)
4/24: 4 goals, 1 assist vs. Bates, L 12-13 OT
PETE WILLAUER (Colby / Sophomore / Defense)
4/24: 8 GB's, 1 goal vs. Bates, L 12-13 OT
Comments: While John Jennings played well in the game (2G, 1A), Derek and Pete stood out in Colby's season-finale, especially Derek, who made a statement about being ready for next year.
LUKE DUPREY (Duke / Junior / LSM)
4/26: 5 GB, 1 caused turnover vs. UNC, L 17-18
JAMES FAHEY (UMass / Junior / LSM)
4/26: 5GB, 1 caused turnover vs. Delaware, W 16-8
JACK WALKER (Harvard / Senior / Midfield)
4/27: 1G, 1A vs. Yale, L 10-11
BRENDAN WILBUR (Quinnipiac / Senior / Attack)
4/27: 1G, 1A vs. Robert Morris, L 7-8
MATT THISTLE (High Point / Sophomore / Attack)
4/27: 2A vs. Drexel, L 8-14