Monday, March 11, 2013

Meet the NGE: Clint Jones

Veteran Netminder
Clint "Jonesy" Jones
#2 Clint Jones
Position: Goalie
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210

2012 Stats:
16 games - 1 goal - 20 assists - 4 pim - 21 points

When did you first start playing lacrosse?
I started playing at the age of 5. I played my first year on the floor and got put in goal the following year, been in goal ever since. It wasn't by choice, but I'm glad I stuck with it. 

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
There are too many to choose from but one would be winning two gold medals in the Fred Conradi Intermediate Tournament with my father as coach. Also, Presidents Cup in 2000 because Newtown has won many silver and bronze but never gold. To win it made me feel like I helped win it for all the past players.

Who were your favorite players growing up and why?
My favorite players would be my father, Jim Jones, who was a great defensive player as well as Edger Lay, Howard Lay, Greg Lay, and Marty Jimerson. All great goalies. I still look up to them to this day and try to use a little from their game in my game.

What does it mean to you to play for Newtown?
It means a lot.  My heart is with this organization.  I've been playing here my whole career.  There's no other team I'd rather play for.

What is it like being a goaltender in a fast-paced, high-scoring league such as the CanAm?
It's Tough.  The goals are bigger and the players are faster.  It's really important to be in shape in this league.

What are your thoughts on this year's team and the upcoming 2013 season?
I believe we're going to have a successful season.  We have a great core of players returning and a few new faces that I know will work well together.  Definitely going to make a run for Presidents Cup.

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