2018 NCAA Tournament Clam Senior Spotlight: Danny Seibel

The King of Clutch for the Villanova lacrosse team in 2017 & 2018, Seibel was always there to find the back of the net when the Wildcats needed it most.  With game winning goals against Maryland, Yale and Fairfield (and the celebrations to boot), Danny has always had a flair for finding himself a key contributor in the big moment.  A starter since his freshman season, Danny has become an integral part of a Villanova squad that is returning to the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in program history.  With 119 career points, 97 of which are goals, it’s safe to say that Seibel will be heavily relied upon to help Villanova upend a tough Duke squad on Sunday.  If the game is on the line…there is not another person in Nova nation more suited for the spotlight when the pressure is its greatest.

Danny came to the Clam program through the Top Gun Littlenecks, the middle school program that has for years served as The Fighting Clams’ feeder. As a Clam, he could always be relied upon for the same clutch play that he has displayed for the Wildcats. The same could be said for his play throughout his time at Belmont Hill, where Danny was an absolutely pivotal member of the team that won sole possession of the 2013 ISL Championship, a rarity in a league where the Championship is more often than not shared between two or even three teams (given the fact that there are no playoffs, there’s often a tie atop the standings at season’s end). Now, as a Clam coach who has worked with our 2019’s for the last few years, he brings the same passion and energy to the sideline when he’s wearing the whistle instead of the cleats.

If we’re to be honest, Villanova is considered by some to be a controversial take in this year’s NCAA lacrosse playoffs. But given their propensity to play at their best while occupying the underdog role, that could make them even more fun to watch. Being up against the wall is nothing new for this squad. And with guys like Danny occupying leadership roles, the Clam program likes their chances!

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