2018 Clam Alumni Top 10 Performances Week #4

1.Collin Orr, Sr. Midfield Colgate: After a disappointing one goal loss to Hobart early in the week, the senior Captain had arguably the best game of his career in a win over BU. In a must win Patriot League matchup, Orr won 20-28 draws and scooped up a career high 12 ground balls in a 16-9 win over the Terriers. Orr now has an impressive 60% face-off win percentage on the year, while also leading the Raiders in ground balls with 36.  Colgate will look to move to 5-3 on the year, as they host Canisius on Saturday in an out of conference matchup.


2. Owen Curry, Fr. Attack Roanoke: The freshman attackman has found his groove in the college game, helping Roanoke to two wins over the past week. Against #12 Dickinson, Curry had a team high three goals in a 13-9 upset of the Red Devils.  He then exploded for a game high seven points (2g,5a) in a 25-3 win over Randolph.  Curry currently sits second on Roanoke in goals (10), third on the team in assists (7) and is tied for fourth on the team in points (17).  He will look to continue his hot streak with games against Kenyon and Shenandoah this week.


3. Joe Delaney, Sr.Midfield Colgate: Delaney has been a consistent source of offense for the Raiders in 2018.  In a 12-11 loss to Hobart, the senior scored two goals and added an assist.  He then scored a hat trick and added an assist in the Raiders win over BU. With 15 points on the season, Delaney has already produced his best season statistically as a Raider.  His ten goals are tied for third on the team, and his 15 points place him tied for fourth for the 4-3 Raiders.


4. Sam Cleveland, Jr. Midfield/Attack Colgate: No stranger to the Clam Top 10, the junior sniper has had to adjust to a position change into the Colgate midfield in 2018.  Against Hobart, Cleveland had a lone assist in a 12-11 loss to the Statesmen.  He then notched a career high six helpers in a huge 16-9 win over Patriot League rival BU.  Normally a goal scorer, Cleveland is already only four assists shy of his career high of 20 and currently leads the team as the main distributor.  The Raiders host Canisius Saturday in a must win out of conference affair.


5. Rob Shaw, Sr. Goaltender Harvard: Shaw has been the defensive MVP and a huge reason for the 4-1 start for the Crimson in 2018.  Against Providence, Shaw tied his season high in saves (14), and let in a season low eight goals in an 11-8 win.  Shaw currently sits 11th in the country in save percentage (58%), which is good for second in the Ivy League in total saves (65) and third in the Ivy League for save percentage. The Crimson and Shaw will have their biggest game to date, as they host Ivy League rival Brown.


6. Brendan Gates, Sr. Defense Hartford:  Gates had his best game as a defenseman (a position that he has only started playing late last season), helping Hartford to a huge win over Connecticut rival Sacred Heart.  The team Captain and Clam Coach caused a career high three turnovers and scooped up a career best six ground balls in a 11-10 last second win over the Pioneers. Hartford will look to get its third win of the season, as the Hawks head to Umass on Saturday.


7. AJ Vazquez, Sr. Midfield Conn. College: Vazquez has helped Connecticut College to their best start since 2010 (3-0), and was a huge part of a 2-0 week for the Camels.  He began the week with a team high five points (3g,2a) in a win over Lasell.  He then scored a goal in an important 8-6 win over NESCAC rival Middlebury (the Camels first win over the Panthers since 2014). In three games Vazquez has already set a career high in points (7) and goals (5).  The Camels will look to move to 5-0 with games against Transylvania and Williams this week.

8. Stephen DeLeo, Jr. Attack Haverford: The big lefty had a huge day for Haverford in their win over Roger Williams.  DeLeo scored a career high six points, notching four goals and adding two assists, as Haverford rolled to a 13-7 win.  DeLeo is the current team leader in goals (9), assists (5) and points (14) for the 3-2 Fords.  They can add a big win to their 2018 resume with a victory over #14 Stevens Tech this coming weekend.


9. Dolan McCarthy, So. Attack Wentworth: The sophomore has become the go-to scorer for Wentworth early in 2018.  Against St. Joseph’s, Dolan scored two goals and added three assists in a 19-13 win.  He then exploded for five goals and an assist in a win over Moravian. His 17 points in three games are good for third on the team, and his 12 goals currently have him sitting second on the Leopards in scoring. After an injury shortened freshman campaign, Dolan has already surpassed his career totals from 2017 (7g,5a).


10. Kerry Lyne, So. Attack Union: Lyne has been one of the most effective sophomores in the country, averaging four points a game for the 3-1 Dutchmen.  Against Williams, Lyne was electric for a game high five goals in a 9-8 OT win over the Ephs.  He then scored one goal in a 6-2 disappointing loss to Springfield College. The Dutchmen will look to get back to their winning ways, as they host Mount St. Mary College this week.


Honorable Mention:

Logan Liljeberg, Fr. Attack Sacred Heart: (2g,2a in a loss to Vermont)

Reid Shilling, Fr. Defense Amherst (3CT/1gb in win over Western New England)

Johnny Hincks, So. Midfield Williams: (2g,1a in win over Trinity)

Angus O’Rourke, Jr. Midfield Williams: (10-17 FO/7gb in win over Trinity)

Ben Sudduth, So. Attack Colorado College (4a in win over Wittenberg)

Weston Nolan, Jr. Goaltender Roger Williams: (17 saves in a win over Umass Dartmouth)

Jason Hughes, So. Attack Assumption: (3g,2a in win over St. Michael’s)

Jay Messina, Jr. Attack Oberlin: (1g,3a in a win over Mount Union)