Clam Alumni Top 10 Performances Week #8 (4/3 – 4/9)

1. Will Jennings, Sr. Attack Endicott: The senior sniper continued his assault on the Endicott record books, helping the Gulls to a 2-0 week and notching 15 points in the process. Against Nichols, Jennings scored a single game program record 12 points (8g,4a) in a 21-8 win. He then scored a hat trick to lead Endicott in a 11-10 come from behind win over CCC rival Western New England. With 215 career points (165g,50a), Jennings currently sits ninth in career scoring for the Gulls. His 165 goals is good for 5th most in the history of the program.

 

2. JT Kelly, So. Attack RPI: Kelly started off the week with a bang, scoring a hat trick and adding four assists in a 19-7 win over SUNY Oneonta. He then scored a goal and added an assist, as RPI doubled up rival Union by a final of 12-6. With five games remaining on the Engineers’ schedule, Kelly has surpassed his season total from 2016. The sophomore currently has 35 points on 13 goals and 22 assists for the 7-3 Engineers. They will look to continue their run toward the NCAA tournament with key games against Babson and Skidmore this week.

 

3. Lukas Buckley, Redshirt Fr. Attack Ohio State: The Xaverian product has a had a nice season for the 10-2 Buckeyes in 2017. In a huge win over Johns Hopkins, Buckley scored two critical goals and added an assist in a 13-9 win. With Michigan, Maryland and Rutgers remaining on the schedule, Ohio State will have their hands full heading into the BIG 10 Conference Tournament at the end of the month. Though Buckley currently sits fifth on the team in scoring with 14 points (10g,4a), it’s safe to say he’s heating up at a critical point in the season.

 

4. Tyler Powers, Jr. Attack Washington College: Powers helped lead the Shoreman to their seventh win of 2017, scoring a hat trick and adding two assists in a 13-3 win over Muhlenberg. At 7-4, Powers and his teammates have already matched their win total from 2016. They will look to grab wins number eight and nine, as they host Centennial rival Haverford midweek and then head to Centenary on Saturday. Powers currently leads the Shoremen in points (36) and goals (27), he has already surpassed his career point total from 2016.

 

5. Kerry Lyne, Fr. Attack Union: Lyne continued his impressive freshman campaign, helping produce the OT game winner for the Dutchmen against St. John Fischer. Against the Cardinals, Lyne had a hat trick in an exciting 9-8 OT win. He then scored a goal and added an assist, as Union fell to local rival RPI 12-6. With 16 goals on the season, Lyne currently leads the Dutchmen in goals and sits second on the team in points (20). He will look to help Union get back on track, as the Dutchmen host Skidmore and RIT this week.

 

6. Sam Cleveland, So. Attack Colgate: The big righty helped end a midseason skid for the Raiders, scoring a goal and adding two assists in a 10-4 win over Navy. The win was critical for the Raiders (2-4 in conference) in their hunt for a Patriot League Playoff berth. Colgate will have to close out the season with wins over Holy Cross and Lafayette to remain eligible for post season play. They head to Worcester to face the Crusaders on Saturday with their season on the line.

 

7. Angus, O’Rourke, So. Midfield Williams: Though Williams fell twice this week, O’Rourke had two impressive individual performances. Against Tufts, Angus won 20 of 32 draws (63% FO) and scooped up a game-high nine ground balls in a 22-13 loss. He then won 9 of 18 draws (50% FO) and scooped up six ground balls in a 11-8 loss to Wesleyan. O’Rourke has put together a nice season as the main face-0ff man for the Ephs, he currently posts a 51% face-off win percentage and leads the Ephs in ground balls with 41. Williams will look to stop their current skid as they hit the road to take on Hamilton and Colby this week.

 

8. James Burr, So. Attack Boston University: The sophomore attackman scored two goals in an 11-10 heartbreaking loss to #6 Army West Point. The loss, BU’s third of the season, moved the Terriers to 3-3 in Patriot League play heading into the final two weeks of conference games. With two games remaining on the conference slate, wins over Loyola and Holy Cross would punch the Terriers ticket to the Patriot League playoffs. BU will have arguably their biggest test to date, as the Terriers host Loyola this Saturday.

 

9. Darien Clay, Fr. LSM Lasell: Clay has been a huge addition to Lasell in 2017, helping the Lazers to a 6-2 record and an undefeated record in the GNAC (3-0). He started off the week scooping up four ground balls and causing a game high three turnovers in a 14-8 win over Norwich. Against GNAC favorite Mount Ida, Clay scooped up three ground balls in a 11-10 upset. He then finished the week scoring a goal, adding an assist, scooping up three ground balls and causing two turnovers in a win over Albertus Magnus. Head Coach Bill Mason certainly has the Lazers focused on the their ultimate prize, a GNAC championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

 

10. Johnny Hincks, Fr. Midfield Williams: The freshman midfielder has been a consistent source of offense for the Ephs in 2017. Against Tufts, Hincks scored a goal and added two assists in a 22-13 loss. He followed that up with a goal and two assists in an 11-8 loss to Wesleyan. For the season, Hincks currently sits third on the Ephs in scoring with 29 points, on 18 goals and 11 assists through ten games. He has scored multiple points in nine of his first 10 collegiate games.

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