Becoming a Clam

All Clam teams have come to be known for their roster strength from top to bottom. This is true of any Clam team in any season. But the strongest of all Clam teams remains those put together for our slate of tournaments and showcases in the summertime.

Consider the following facts:

-2003: 4 D1 players; 2 Ivy League players; 7 NESCAC players
-2004: 4 D1 players; 1 Ivy League player; 3 NESCAC players
-2005: 5 D1 players; 1 Ivy League player; 4 NESCAC players
-2006: 16 D1 players; 3 Ivy League players; 4 NESCAC players
-2007: 21 D1 players; 2 Ivy League players; 8 NESCAC players
-2008: 10 D1 players; 4 Ivy League players; 13 NESCAC players
-2009: 10 D1 players; 2 Ivy League players; 7 NESCAC players
-2010: 18 D1 players; 3 Ivy League players; 5 NESCAC players
-2011: 9 D1 players; 3 Ivy League players; 6 NESCAC players
-2012: 11 D1 players; 1 Ivy League player; 7 NESCAC players
-2013: 14 D1 players; 2 Ivy League players; 5 NESCAC players
-2014: 23 D1 players; 2 Ivy League players; 6 NESCAC players
-2015: 15 D1 players; 2 Ivy League players; 7 NESCAC players

*The 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes matriculation results will be posted once complete

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The reason for what you see above is that the Clams program is more than just a select, club or all-star team; it is a comprehensive recruiting service. The Clams are not only coached and taught to be better players, but are also guided, and – though we hate to use this term in this context – “marketed” extensively through channels and relationships with college coaches that we’ve developed over the many years since the Clams’ inception.

At present, just saying you are a Clam is enough to open the door at many top college programs. And with each passing year, the Clams reputation as the region’s top program is fortified again and again and again.

How do I begin?

I get this question at least several times a week: how do I begin?

There are two ways to become involved with the Clam progame:

1: Sign up for the CLAM ELITE LACROSSE LEAGUE

All Fighting Clams who have not been previously identified by a current Clam must register for at least one session of our indoor lacrosse league. Our league is known as one of the most competitive off-season leagues in the area. Our league is run at Teamworks in Acton.  All players registered for CELL are eligible to try out for the Clams.  Some of the truly best players receive invitation without the need to tryout simply from their performance in CELL.

For these CELL registered players, there is both a fall and winter tryout. Contact Ron Westgate at topgunfightingclams@gmail.com or Justin Walker at jbwalker7@hotmail.com for further details on either tryout.

Learn more about the CELL here

2: Sign up for the ACES Camp / Clam Combine

We also offer the Clam Combine at our Aces camp in early August that gives players four days of games and practices to showcase their talents in front of the Clam coaching staff.  At the end of the week of camp, invitations to join the Clams starting in the upcoming fall will be given to the standout participants.

When are Clams Tryout?

Clam tryouts are held twice per year. The first is in late September, the second in December.

When Are Clam Events Held?

Fall Clam tournaments will always held during the month of November, and summer Clam tournaments are held from mid June to late July.

Again, please direct all additional questions about the Clams to either Justin Walker at jbwalker7@hotmail.com or Ronnie Westgate at topgunfightingclams@gmail.com.