The Bears are beginning to stretch their muscles for the Fall Sports, here’s some news:
Varsity Water Polo starts season with three wins
A roster with 13 members of the Class of 2016 and with talented ‘17/’18/’19 Bear swimmers creates some expectations. The first three matches (one home, two away) may show that they may have more than potential. Wins over Gilman 13-7, Penn Charter 13-12 and Haverford 12-7 show that these Bears are real. They swam against Germantown Academy and Malvern Prep on Saturday plus are in the pool on Sunday against Mt. St. Joseph’s and McDonogh. A team to watch; anyone able to be a reporter for this team?
Varsity Football Preseason
With two scrimmages under their belt, this team seems set at most positions.
Offense: Though four seniors who had played together in the line have graduated, there appears to be the sort of coordination needed for Landon’s complex blocking schemes. Returning ’15 starters (or significant experience from last year) populate the skilled offensive players at QB, RBs (again there will be another, but new #4 at the tailback position), WRs and TEs. A couple of new names add to the O’s strengths. There appears to be good replacements available across the depth charts at all positions.
Defense: Three of the stalwarts of last year’s D will be playing college ball this fall for the Richmond Spiders (Padalino and Williams) and the Endicott Gulls (Johnson) plus several of the positions were filled with two players. Returning starters will be ready as LBs, DBs, DT and S. In the Landon tradition, as one brother goes off to college, another moves up, Kolby’s not-so-little brother may be able to fill his bro’s Golden Shoes. In the preseason, the opponents threw a number of bubble screens and the Bear perimeter defenders covered well.
Landon did not punt much during the two scrimmages; so there were not enough events to gauge that skill. Place kicking was impressive—several kick offs boomed into the end zone and the most revealing was that the same left footer split the uprights with yards to go FROM 47 YARDS out. As Mac Jacoby said, we haven’t seen such distance in an IAC PK since StA’s Nick Lowry (GOOGLE that name), but Will Snyderwine showed a strong leg here and for Duke (where he was also known for his tackles on KOs. His real sport was Rugby) .
It appears that there may be a lot of talent in the ’19 class; so the future looks bright.
Current Bears Commit to College
Drennan Greene’16 committed to play lacrosse for the USMA Black Knights.
Eriksen Johansen’16 has committed to play lacrosse for Denison’s Big Red Lacrosse team.
Patrick Giles’18 has committed to play hockey for Hockey East powerhouse BC
’15 Bear Alumni playing Hockey for the Sugarland, TX Imperials
Alex Norwinski and Trevor Wolf have taken their hockey talents to Texas to play for the Imperials of the NH3HL . The team is still in tryouts, but independent reports indicate that both Bears are doing well.
It is the beginning of a new academic year at Landon; so it is appropriate to repeat an explanation of what the purpose of these words is.
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