In keeping up with the Clam alumni we bring you our first Clam Alumni Top 10 Performances for the 2018 season. Though only a handful of DIII teams have kicked off their seasons, many former Clams have already made an impact for their team at the Division I and III levels. A few performances may have even cemented a few former Clams as players to watch over the course of the 2018 season. We certainly hope you’re as excited as we are that the 2018 season is in full swing!
1.Danny Seibel, Sr. Attack Villanova: The senior Captain was clutch once again (last season he scored the game winner to beat Maryland), scoring a team high four goals including the overtime game winner, as #15 Villanova upset #5 Yale 10-9 to take home the Patriot Cup down in Texas. Check out the game winning goal and celebration HERE.
2. Collin Orr, Sr. Midfield Colgate: Orr has been dominant at the x, helping Colgate to a 3-0 record in 2018. Against Binghamton, the senior Captain won 10-15 draws and scooped up three ground balls, as the Raiders pounded the Bearcats 21-7. Orr then won 22 of 29 draws and scooped up three ground balls in a 14-11 win over rival Cornell. The win over Cornell is the first since 1997, and is also the first Raider win at home in 54 years.
3. Joe Delaney, Sr. Midfield Colgate: The senior midfielder was pivotal in breaking the 54 year home losing streak to upstate rival Cornell. He began the week scoring a goal and adding an assist, as the Raiders downed Binghamton 21-7. He then exploded for a hat trick and added an assist, as Colgate moved to 3-0 with a 14-11 win over Cornell. The Raiders try to make it 4-0 in 2018, as they dive into Patriot League play this weekend against Bucknell.
4. Matt Manown, So. Midfield West Point: The do-it-all midfielder started off the week scoring two goals and adding an assist, as Army downed NJIT 14-5. He then notched a career high four points (2g,2a) to lead Army past Rutgers 9-7. Manown and the Black Knights will have their biggest matchup to date, as they travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange this weekend.
5. George Prince, Fr. Attack Dartmouth: In his first collegiate game, Prince exploded for a team high four points (1g,3a) in a 12-11 win over Canisius. With the win, Dartmouth starts the season 1-0 for the first time since 2012 and will look to move to 3-0 with road games against BU (Tuesday) and Sacred Heart (Saturday) this week.
6. Rob Shaw, Sr. Goaltender Harvard: The senior netminder had a huge debut in 2018, making 14 saves (61% Save Percentage) to lead Harvard to a 10-9 win over Umass-Lowell. Shaw now cements his legacy at Harvard, as he now has 351 career saves, good for 10th all-time for the storied program. The Crimson have a big week ahead, as they host regional rival Holy Cross (Tuesday) and travel to Umass (Saturday) this weekend.
7. Logan Liljeberg, Fr. Attack Sacred Heart: The Rhode Island product has been a key piece in helping the Pioneers to a 2-1 record in 2018. Against Umass, Logan notched two assists in a 9-13 loss to the Minutemen. He then scored a goal and added two assists, as Sacred Heart outlasted Furman 17-13. The freshman currently sits fourth on the team in points (8) and is tied for the team lead in assists (5).
8. Sam Cleveland, Jr. Midfield Colgate: The big righty has made a position shift in 2018 and it has paid dividends for the 3-0 Raiders. Against Binghamton, Cleveland scored two goals and added two assists in a 21-7 win. He then notched an assist in a 14-11 win over rival Cornell. The junior currently sits third on the team with nine points and leads the team with seven assists.
9. Joe Manown, So. Attack Duke: The sophomore has been an essential piece to the early season success of the Blue Devils in 2018. Against #4 Denver, Manown scored a goal and added an assist, as the Blue Devils rallied for seven goals in the 4th frame to defeat the Pioneers 15-12. Duke will look to move to 5-0 on the season as they head to Philadelphia to take on Penn this Saturday.
10. Brandon Grinnell, So Attack Manhattan: Grinnell helped the Jaspers to their first win in 2018, scoring a goal and adding two assists in a 12-7 win over VMI. The three points were the first tallies of the year for the Wakefield product, and he will look to stay hot with two games against Lafayette (Tuesday) and Bellarmine (Saturday) this week.