Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Jun 24, 2013
     Title: 15 AA & 16 AA From King of the Hill
Session 1 results from King of the Hill.

2015 AA COMMENTS: This version of our 2015 AA team was a lot of fun to watch, of this there is no doubt. The trio of attackmen Joey Manown and Foster Leboeuf (committed to Duke and Brown respectively) and Mikey Harris combined for a jaw-dropping 36 goals in 5 games, and in my humble opinion was the event's most dyanamic attack trio, and could be on the list of one of the best the Clam program has seen in its decade-plus of existence. Perhaps an even better indication of their dominance was their ability to ride, as was evidenced by an even-more-impressive-to-a-coach 42 combined GB's. It was just an outstanding display from these three, helped by 4th attackman Connor Rossano, who got in regularly and gave very solid minutes.

The middies were steady. Angus O'Rourke is a workhorse between the lines, and can always be counted on to give all he's got - and then some. Tre Galligan was the most consistent offensive force throughout the weekend, giving us a point a game. All Star Henry Behrens and Dylan Schlange rounded out this consistent unit.

Defensively, mainstay Zach Ambrosino (UVA) can always be counted on to play like the dominant player he's become. Ditto for Colgate-bound Ryan Caley. Also very solid were Matt Harrity, and a 2016 playing up at this event Caleb Mahoney. And starting goaltender Josh Kirson played

On the whole, this team was an exciting and fun team to be a part of. The three wins were won handily; the two losses were hard-fought. As this group came together, they got more and more cohesive. And seeing as a number of the strongest players will be coming together again for the Under Armour Shootout and Hotbeds later in July, I would say that it's a near-certainty to assume that this group's great start to the summer will continue.

RESULTS

2015 AA

Game 1 vs.Tri-State, L 6-9
Game 2 vs. Philly, W 10-7
Game 3 vs. Team One, W 11-6
Game 4 vs. SMS, W 12-3
Game 5 vs. Alcatraz, L 9-11

STATS

2015 AA

First   
Last   
Position
G Total A Total POINTS
GB's
32
Joe
Manown*
Attack
19
5
24
14
29
Foster
LeBoeuf
Attack
8
6
14
19
25
Michael
Harris
Attack
9
4
13
9
23
Tre
Galligan
Midfield
4
1
5
4
48
Carter
Rossano
Attack
2
1
3
7
4
Henry
Behrens*
Midfield
1
1
2
6
35
Will
McCarthy
Midfield
1
1
2
4
51
Dylan
Schlange
Midfield
1
1
2
1
2
Zach
Ambrosino*
Defense
0
1
1
2
10
Alex
Chin
Midfield
1
0
1
0
34
Ryan
McCaffrey
Midfield
1
0
1
1
43
Angus
O'Rourke
Midfield
1
0
1
10
8
Ryan
Caley
Defense
0
0
0
2
9
Jake
Canepari
Defense
0
0
0
1
20
Will
Eikenberry
Midfield
0
0
0
3
28
Josh
Kirson*
Goalie
0
0
0
0
47
Will
Richardson
FOM
0
0
0
8
52
Caleb
Mahoney
Defense
0
0
0
11
55
Chris
Titone
Defense
0
0
0
7
58
Owen
Ward
Defense
0
0
0
2
98
Nicholas
Connelly
Goalie
0
0
0
1
99
Matt
Harrity
Defense
0
0
0
4

*Indicates All-Star Game Participant

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2016 AA COMMENTS: This 2016 AA faced off against their competition to date, playing in a loaded 2016 bracket at the King of the Hill. While team-wide the group fell short of expectations, there were certainly some bright spots, and in general some very worthwhile lessons learned.

Right out of the gate, a player very deserving of mention is newcomer Ben Sudduth. Alternating between midfield and attack to serve as a glue piece because of his late arrival to the program, Ben showed tremendous versatility and unselfishness, dishing 9 assists (more than 4 times as many as anyone else on the team), and finding himself on the finishing end of 3 scoring plays. Also deserving of praise for their play on the offensive end was All Star Ryan Parsons, who also alternated between midfield and attack (4G's, 6 pts.), and fellow All-Star Alex Parent, put up 4 goals and 5 points before missing the last game due to a leg injury sustained in the All Star game. Attackman Brandon Grinnell gained momentum as the event progressed, putting up 6 points, good for second place tie for pts. scored on the team.

The defense was the strength of this team. Georgetown-bound All-Star Tim Dick played like a player committed to play high level D1 lacrosse, displaying strength, speed and skill. Fellow All-Star Josh White was also quite strong throughout, as were Ben Snow, Liam O'Connell and Reese Nickerson at LSM. Almost without exception, the goalies played well enough for us to win; All-Star McCrae Williams and Aidan Long were nothing short of a formidable tandem.

The '16 AA team is going to be a very good group, and this week of the King of the Hill camp was an important, useful step in their development. Already coaches and players have been speaking to one another about improvements that can be made, and we are certain we'll see a better end result coming out of our final two events.

2016 AA

# First Last Position G Total A Total POINTS GB's
24 Ben Sudduth Midfield 3 9 12 2
5 Brandon Grinnell Attack 4 2 6 1
11 Alex Parent* Attack 4 1 5 2
12 Ryan Parsons* Midfield 2 2 4 2
1 Kevin Enos Midfield 3 0 3 0
15 Timmy Seibel Attack 1 2 3 0
77 Callen Morris Midfield 2 1 3 0
96 Andrew Cox Midfield 2 1 3 3
14 Chris Rota Midfield 1 0 1 0
16 Jack Seibert Attack 1 0 1 1
18 Jack Suominen Midfield 1 0 1 0
19 Josh White* Defense 0 1 1 1
2 Dillon Fitzpatrick Midfield 0 0 0 2
6 Michael Mackintire Defense 0 0 0 0
9 Reese Nickerson LSM 0 0 0 3
10 Liam O'Connell Defense 0 0 0 1
13 Matthew Paul Attack 0 0 0 0
17 Ben Snow Defense 0 0 0 2
66 McCrae Williams* Goalie 0 0 0 0
82 Aidan Long Goalie 0 0 0 0
93 Matthew Glynn Attack 0 0 0 0
95 Williams Fokas Defense 0 0 0 1
21 Tim Dick* Defense 0 0 0 0

*Indicates All-Star Game Participant