End of Season Awards and Accomplishments for Landon Lacrosse

bearclanlaxcolorAwards and numbers really reflect the years of hard work of the recipients plus the support which they get from all their teammates, coaches, parents and Bear Brothers who cheer them on.

Go Bears!!!

2016 Landon Lacrosse Awards

1 The Steve Muir Most Valuable Player Award

Griffin Brown

2 Offensive Player of the Year

Drennan Greene

3 Defensive Player of the Year

Justin Conner

4 The George Boiardi Award

Tyler McTague

For Tenacity, Dedication, & Enthusiasm

5 The Jack Crawford Award

Andrew Whicker

For Unselfishness, Hard Work, & Commitment

 

All IAC Awards

  • Joey Epstein,
  • Andrew Fowler
  • Justin Shockey
  • Griffin Brown

2017  Team Captains

  • Andrew Fowler
  • Ryan Pride
  • Justin Shockey

(plus sometimes a 4th player is asked to assume a leadership position based on summer efforts)

Numbers

Names                        goals         assists     points

Joey Epstein             43               24              67

 

Griffin Brown          41                23              64

 

Drennan Greene      44              15               59

 

Ryan Pride                 15                19              34

 

John Geppert            15                16               31

 

Zack Johnson           19                 9                28

 

Colin O’Brien            14                 11                25

 

Nate Buller                 9                   11               20

                                                                                                                                     

Justin Shockey         11                   5               16

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BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 05/22/16

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Current Bears

THREE TROPHIES EARNED

  • Baseball wins IAC Championship game
  • Golf completes 10-0 season
  • Rugby wins Division Championship Game
  • Lacrosse lost to SSSA in IAC semifinal

Bear Trax

  • All but Bear lacrosse and track alumni have ended their seasons.

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BASEBALL

The 13-6 team (9-4 in IAC) beat GP 4-1 in 8 innings and beat Bullis in the IAC finals.

Landon rallies late, then holds off Bullis for IAC baseball title (WaPo coverage; it’s good)

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Congratulations!!!

GOLF

Coach Duquette:

The Landon Golf Team won its second consecutive Washington Metropolitan Golf Championship led by John Kalavritinos’s 3 under par 69 on the rain soaked  P.B. Dye Golf Course. Jeff Samit’s even par 72, West Shaw’s 75, Evan Katz’s 78 and Cole Gibson’s 79,  score of 373 enabled Landon to edge Georgetown Prep 375 by 2 shots and Gonzaga’s 375 by 3 shots. It was a great team effort beating two outstanding teams.

Landon was down by 6 strokes after nine and came roaring back to win the title. It was fitting that a giant rainbow appeared in the sky as we were heading home from the match. I am so proud of the team, Great Season!

With his 69 today, John Kalavritinos tied the school record for lowest scoring average of a 72.8, tied with Morgan Egloff 2015

John Kalavritinos leads Landon to Metros golf title

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Congratulations!!!

LACROSSE

 

The season with a loss to SSSA 8-12, but a 17-4 season record exhibits heavy doses of teamwork, talent and coaching PLUS along the way, the Bears beat these teams (rankings per LaxPower.com):

Maryland MPSSA                                             rating         record
Ranked by LP-4     Churchill                               96.90         16- 2
#1 in Montgomery North

MILL
#1 Calverton

Maryland MILL/MAC/WCAC/Indep
Ranked by LP-3     Calverton                                  94.04         13- 6

MIAA –B

#1 John Carroll                                                               97.54           19-6

North Carolina
Ranked by LP-1     Cardinal Gibbons                     98.26         18- 3

New Jersey

Ranked by LP-24   Lawrenceville                            98.32         14- 9
Ranked by LP-25   St Augustine Prep                    98.32         10- 7

Tennessee
Ranked by LP-3      McCallie School                     92.67         10- 6

Virginia

Ranked by LP-8      Robinson                                   96.58         15- 2

 

RUGBY

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In the MVARC DII finals the Bears completed an undefeated season and won the Division Championship against Bell Multicultural High School 19–5.

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SPRING SPORTS

Track Trax Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina team— NCAA East Regionals May 26.  

 

In response to last week’s Sunday Edition, a reader commented that it was nice to have a report on other sports. The Goal of BSN is to cover as many of Landon’s teams. Time and a technical incompetence limit more stories about all of the Bear efforts.

The Fall season includes a number of teams, which logistics limits the BSN staff from covering. Anyone who is willing to send scores, short reports or full Sports Illustrated-worthy 1,000 word essays would be welcomes and posted– with or without attribution.

 

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Saints 12 Bears 8

Landon had a miserable 2nd quarter. Bad passes, unforced turnovers and ill-timed switches led to the visitors earning a 5 goal lead. A spirited 3rd period brought the margin down to -2 and a quick Bear goal to start the last segment made it 7-8. The Saints replied with goals towards the end to make the final score 8-12.

The distraught looks on the faces of the 10 seniors showed how much this loss, after so much work, hurt.

A good group of young men left Bordley Stadium this year and for some forever.

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BearSportsNews—Sunday{Tuesday} Edition 05/17/16 Plus BearLaxTraxFax

Current Bears

  • Baseball wins IAC quarters
  • Report on JV Baseball season
  • Golf completes 10-0 season
  • Lacrosse to play SSSA in IAC semifinal
    • Game to be live streamed by
  • Rugby makes it to Division Championship Game for 3rd year in a row
  • Tennis bows out to StA in semi-finals

Bear Trax

  • Vermont Coach Curtis moves to Westminster School college
  • BLTF by John Nichols included
  • Max Kra’s career as a Bison reliever
  • Deion Wellington places #2 in Big South 400m.

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BASEBALL

The 9-6 team (7-4 in IAC) beat Episcopal 5-3 in IAC quarterfinals.

JV Baseball

JV baseball wrapped up their regular season at 5-6-1, good for third place in the IAC.  They’ll next play Wednesday in the IAC JV playoffs, in the semi-final game, against St. Albans.

Highlights of the year include a sweep of St. Stephens/St. Agnes, a rout of the Heights and comeback wins over Bullis and Sidwell.

In the Heights game, sophomore pitcher Xander DeNovio shut the Heights down with 4 innings of 1-hit ball which included 11 strikeouts.  The Bears won 15-0.  He also got the win in the second St. Stephens game with another 4-inning masterpiece – no hits and 7 strikeouts – leading the Bears to a 4-0 victory.

In the Bullis game, the Bears prevailed 6-3 in an extended, 9-inning game.  Freshman pitcher Jake Davidson shut down the bulldogs over 6 innings of one-hit relief, featuring 7 strikeouts.  Freshman Jed Rosenberg singled to start the winning rally and scored what proved to be the winning run.

Against Sidwell, freshman Will Barufka had a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th to cap a rally which at one point saw the Bears down by 4 runs. The Bears prevailed, 7-6.  Davidson was the winning pitcher in that game with 4 innings of relief. 

Barufka leads the team in RBIs and hits, freshman shortstop/third baseman Will O’Shea has the highest batting average.

Sophomore Ryan Fruehwirth picked up the win the second St. Stephens game, pitching 4 innings and yielding no earned runs.  O’Shea paced the Bears’ attack with 3 hits as the Bears won, 8-3.

The Bears have also been led by the catching and hitting of Kitt Dziak (’19), the pitching of Rosenberg, the speed and defense of outfielders Alan Kupka (’18), Max Peraza (’18) and Mikey Amsellem (’18), stalwart defense from first baseman Zach Werhan (’18) and timely contributions from Daraun Gray (’19), Beckett Norris (’18), Jelani Cross (’19), Cullen Stout (’17) and Zach Kokinos (’19).

The Bears were a bit depleted this week, losing DeNovio and Fruehwirth as call ups to the varsity and Davidson to the Australia exchange program, but the team has great confidence heading into the IAC playoffs, led by head coach Drescher and assistant coaches Miller, Wray and Johnson.

FENCING

 

Had matches against St. Anselm’s, GP and Gonzaga; no results posted yet.

 

GOLF

 

Coach Duquette:

Monday May 9, 2016

Columbia C.C. Par 35

Weather, Cloudy 59

 

Landon                    192

St. Mary’s Ryken 228

 

Congratulation on finishing the season 10-0, Undefeated, Well Done Landon Golfers

 

Landon:

Samit                    35        Wow

Katz                       37        Great

Shaw                     37        Great

Gibson                 41

Poirier                  42

Team Total         192

 

St. Mary’s Ryken

Ashton                 40

O’Neil                   42

Schwartz              43

Joseph                  50

Thomas                53

Team Total         228

 

King                       36    Well Done Peter

Jarret                    41

Dye                        44

 

 

LACROSSE

 

The 17-3 Bears beat previously undefeated Churchill 13-7 and EHS 11-2 earning a bye in the IAC tournament.  Wednesday’s home 4:30pm game against SSSA will be streamed live by Nick Rhoads’ CruitCast.

CruitCast will be providing our live-streaming video and live-updating statistics service to Landon through the rest of the IAC Tournament. The purpose of the company is to simplify recruiting for college coaches. Through our feed distant recruiting coaches can watch live from an elevated camera tower, get live statistics from the game and instant access to pertinent player recruiting information and start the recruiting process. We also allow parents, friends, family, and of course alumni to also access our feed for a small $5.00 fee which gives them all the same access as the college coaches plus a week long access to the video to watch after the fact.

Here is what our viewers will have access to…

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To register and support simply visit www.cruitcast.com and register as a “Viewer” and make the $5.00 payment to our Paypal.

 

 

RUGBY

In the MVARC DII finals (for the 3rd consecutive year), Landon Rugby lost to Bell Multicultural 13-20. “This was Landon’s third year in a row in the MAVRC DII championship game. At a school where lacrosse is the big draw, Landon manages to field a good team of tough athletes who play a disciplined and aggressive style of rugby especially in the backline.  Despite high turnover each graduation, Landon manages to field a competitive team every season.”

TENNIS

Lost 3-4 in the semi-finals to eventual champions StA

TRACK AND FIELD

No recent results have been posted.

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BEAR TRACKS

 

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Ryan Curtis ’96 completes most successful season and opts for Prep School coaching

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Two days after leading the University of Vermont men’s lacrosse team to its first America East title game in program history, coach Ryan Curtis is stepping down for family reasons, the school announced at a news conference Monday afternoon.

Curtis, who led the Catamounts for 10 seasons, has accepted a teaching and coaching position at Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut.

“I was given an opportunity to spend more time with my family, which was important to me,” said Curtis, who is married with two children. “As hard of a decision as it was, it was the right decision. My 10 years here have been great.”

UVM is fresh off its best season under Curtis. The Catamounts (9-8 overall, 4-2 in league play) won their first America East tournament game, beating Stony Brook in the semifinals on Thursday, before losing 17-16 to Hartford in the championship game on Saturday morning in Albany, New York.

“I think the time is right. I think we are leaving the program in a very good place, the foundation is very strong. The future is very bright,” Curtis said.

The offer from Westminster materialized recently, Curtis said.

“I wasn’t looking to leave, I wasn’t out looking for jobs,” Curtis said. “An opportunity kind of came up out of the blue. A better opportunity for my family.”

Athletic director Bob Corran, who is retiring at the end of this school year, said Curtis will be a hard to replace.

“I have a great deal of respect that he has come to this decision for the reasons that he did,” Corran said. “But still disappointed for us because we are losing a good person, losing a great coach.

“It’s really been very gratifying for me to see the progress that he has made, particularly over the last two, three years. This is a tough farewell.”

Hired in September 2006, Curtis compiled a 48-101 overall record, which included 16-36 against league foes. But Curtis’ Catamounts went 4-2 in league in each of the past two seasons, making the conference tournament both times, a program first.

“I feel like I have done my job. I think I was hired to try and build this program back up and I think we are in a great spot,” said Curtis, the 2015 league coach of the year. “I think we are going to be better next year.”

Ian MacKay (league offensive player of the year), Cam Milligan (all-league second team), Jack Knight (all-rookie) and Dawes Milchling (all-rookie) are among the players returning next year.

“I told the guys, when I met with them, I will be happier than anyone else when they win the conference next year,” Curtis said. “I think they can do it and I think all the pieces are there and, more important, the culture is there.”

Curtis, who signed an extension in June 2014, leaves with two years left on his contract. His salary for the 2015-16 school year was $83,315, according to UVM records.

UVM said it plans to begin a nationwide search immediately for Curtis’ replacement.

This story was originally published on May 9, 2016. Contact Alex Abrami at 660-1848 or aabrami@freepressmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aabrami5

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NCAA Tournament

Round 1—the 4 teams with the lowest RPIs faced off with the winners moving on to meet the #1 (Maryland) and #2 (Denver) seeds

Hobart (Koko Avedisian, Riley McTague) 5

Towson 18

Hobart earned a spot in the tournament by upsetting the #1 and #2 seeds in the Northeast Conference.  Their luck ran out against Towson, though.  The Tigers, winners of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season and tournament, were reportedly miffed at having to play into the quarter finals and took it out on the Statesmen and appear to have taken it out on Hobart.

Towson proved its metal by upsetting defending champion Denver

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 8

Brown 17

Hopkins has had questions on defense this year and the power of Brown’s offense was unquestionable.  Brown shut out Hopkins in the first quarter and led 6-2 at half time.  The Bears blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Blue Jays 8-1 to take a commanding 14-3 lead.  If Hopkins had managed to win this game, it would have set up a Bears vs. Bear game in the quarterfinals next weekend because…

Navy (Patrick Keena) 13

Yale 10

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Navy was, by many accounts, a surprise at large selection, but they proved themselves worthy, downing the Yale Bulldogs, champions of the Ivy League tournament and a team which had been ranked #1 in country this year.  Patrick captained the offense dishing out 4 assists and scoring 2 goals.  Yale jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but the Middies rallied back with Patrick’s first goal tying the score at 4.  He then recorded an assist on the goal that tied the game at 6 and his next two assists helped Navy build a two goal lead in the third quarter—the lead that they would never surrender.  Patrick’s 6 points have him now tied for 24th for all time points at Navy.

The win extends the season for Patrick and the Middies with the high-scoring Brown Bears on the horizon.

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D-III

Tufts (Luke Kurtz) has made it to the quarter finals of the D-III tournament.  The Jumbos picked up two wins to move on to the D-III quarterfinals, downing Emmanuel 25-6 and Cortland State 19-6.  Ithaca is next up for the Jumbos.

 

SPRING SPORTS

Diamond Trax Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever, 18-34 (8-12 Patriot) lost 2 out of 3 in the Patriot League semi-finals against Navy. Max’s career included 101 innings pitched 58 appearances (4 starts) and a 7-7 record over his four years. During his freshman year , he was the Bisons’ most consistent relief pitcher … ranked second in Patriot League in games finished (15) … led team with two saves (vs. Harvard, at Lehigh) … led Bison with a 3.52 ERA. Max was recognized on the member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College pitcher. The Bear is 0-1 in 6 appearances.  Team record for season is 17-18.

Spencer Abraham (2015), Claremont McKenna College Stags, 11-26; in five plate appearances, Spencer is hitting .200 (1 hit 5AB’s).

Andrew Kvasnicka, (2015) , Swarthmore College,22-17 -1The rookie  has appeared in 15 games (started 1)  for the Garnet with a hit, 2 runs, 4 walks and an RBI plus he drew 3 walks. Andrew also pitched a complete inning

Garrett Zoukis, (2015), University of Cincinnati, the Bearcats are 23-27. Garrett was started one and played in two games.

 

Track Trax

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina team—team placed 2nd at the Big South Tournament. Deion Wellington (47.54)  finished 2nd in the men’s 400m dash.

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The Maroon of Episcopal Lacrosse team came into Bear territory loaded for Bear as they were still feeling the sting of the double overtime loss last year to Landon. The Maroon are talented – but did not seem to get out of first gear to put their game plan into effect.

The Bear offense though seemed unfazed from the start and the entire game can be summed up by this writer simply as an "all hands on deck and firing on all cylinders" effort. Ground balls, ball control, defense toughness and grit combined with excellent execution by the Midfield to the Attack resulted in a complete team effort reflected by the final score. For us gentle observers and ball watchers the Attack spread the defense in the not so always obvious text book fashion to open up shooting lanes for the Mid Fielders. A strong finish to the season and great momentum going into the IAC playoffs with a fully healthy team since the first week of the season and with Andrew Fowler returning next week.

This writer is not going into detail on the play by play as Landon dominated from the first face off until the final buzzer. Here are the official stats other than ground balls from EHS:

Drennan = 3 goals

Nate = 2 goals and 2 assists

Joey = 2 goals and 2 assists

Will Powell = 2 goals

Thomas Halm = 2 goals

Justin Shockey = 8 of 11 face offs

Shane Corcoran = 4 of 5

Paul Kern 6 of 7

Although a complete team effort for the win there were two notable standouts for the game.

KHARI BATEN THAT"S A BEAR AWARD

Will Powell

Shane Corcoran

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The team from Potomac clearly represented one of the virtues which their school’s namesake bespoke:

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:

it is the courage to continue that counts.”

                          -Winston Churchill

 

The 13-0, WaPo #8ranked team with a roster which includes several big time recruits (Syracuse, Brown, PSU and others) had not only lost in the Maryland State Championship since its last contest against the Bears (5-18). The team has set high expectations for the 2016 season. The Bulldogs lost last year’s WaPo POY to be on the UMd Terp roster.

The annual recognition of the Landon Seniors and their parents took place before the game started. The 10 members of the Class of 2016 and their folks were cheered by the stands. The names are listed n numerical order:

 

Drennan Greene                    Karen, Jon

Griffin Brown                         Stevie, Darius

Tyler McTague                      Lynne, David

Chase Christiansen              Anne, Mike

Brian Menendez                    Lisa; Rich

Justin Conner                        Ximena, Joe

Nick Mayer                             Sherry, Steve

Andy Whicker                        Sue, Larry

Grant Hani                             Tiffany, George

Eriksen Johansen                 Jane, Mark

Kyle Grafmeyer                     Kim, Rick

The determination, for which the former Prime Minister of England was renown, drove the visitors to lead at the end of the 1st period. Their tenacious, quick zone defense shifted to take away good shots even though the home team was efficiently moving the ball. Finally John Geppert received a clever pass through the WC Maginot line by Nate Buller and the midfielder beat the Bulldogs’ goalie (who also mans the nets for the school during hockey).

That advantage was quickly erased and then reversed by goals at 2:38 and then 1:38.

 

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Zach “the Bull” Johnson used his combination of speed and strength to create room for a shot and his missile almost ripped through the nets @11:30. After the clock had ticked off almost 60 seconds, Landon scored again. The Bulldogs were called for offsides, a delayed penalty and played with that extra player against the normal complement of 6 Bear offensive players. That did not deter Ryan Pride who made a pass across to Griffin Brown who scored @10:31. A broken Churchill clear turned into a short field Landon fast break. Zach got the ball, had his head up and saw a streaking Nate Buller cutting toward the goal. The pass was perfect and Nate buried it @6:38.

The visitors showed their courage to continue and responded with two quick goals at 4:29 and then 3:41.

The home team replied. Griffin B and Ryan showed their two man game with a brilliant pass from the senior captain to the Blond Bomber @2:51. [For those who give some credence in numerology, #5 scored goal #5! This coincidence repeated twice in the remainder of the game. Extra points to anyone who identifies repeats of this quirky happenstance].

Justin Shockey may have changed the traditional acronym for his position from FOGO to FOGS (goal scored) with a drive from the X to a goal @2:45 (0:06 from the previous score).

Those stubborn Blue and Green opponents took a time out and the set play found an opening in the Brown and White defense at 0:11.4

 

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Intermission adjustments have made Landon highly efficient, on both O and D, in the third stanza.

The D was missing two starters and a Den of Bear Defenders amply filled in.  Long poles– Mark Amoroso, Alex Hagerup, Mo Sillah, Griffin Valentine, Grant Hani, Drew Wellington, Brendon Gallagher and Carter Johnson (in reverse numerical order) and a number of middies played exceptionally well against a team which averaged 16 goals a game. They held the opposition to 2 goals in the last 24 minutes

Period 3 saw the home team O take command. Early Ryan showed his shooting range with a goal from the periphery in a gap of the zone. Soon thereafter (@9:35) Nate tallied the 8th goal. The next creasing of the back of the Churchill nets occurred @7:01on a great pass from Zach to Griffin B.

The Bulldogs got their 6th goal at 5:50.

Drennan Greene, some of whose previous shots took paint off of the goal’s metal frame, earned the 10th notch in the scorebook when his shot hit a post, bounced out, hit a defender and bounced in. Under the current NCAA rules, his shot counted as HIS goal. Under the old scorer interpretation, the accounting method would have given the “own goal” to the offensive player nearest to the ball as it broke the plane of the 6’ x6’.

 

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Aware of his speed, the Churchill defender assigned to cover Ryan anticipated an outside move, only to see the Blond Bomber roll back to the middle and score @11:05. Joey Epstein completed the scoring with two successive dodges and resulting goals @ 10:45 and then @6:23.

Consistent with past teaching principles (they are teachers/mentors/coaches), the sports educators got the Bears of the future out on the field against strong competition. The gerbils (a term of art and endearment) included Messrs. Sentimore, Concannon, Camalier, Kurtz and Williams plus the senior stalwarts (Tyler, Chase, Nick Eriksen and Andrew Whicker [5 of 6 at the X, 5GBs and 1shot]) played hard for much of the remaining time.

At 1:39 remaining, the Bulldogs scored.

 

FINAL SCORE BEARS 13 BULLDOGS 7

 

 

KHARI  BATEN “THAT’s a BEAR” Award

Ryan Pride

Andy Whicker

Mark Amoroso

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bear Lax Trax Fax– the Conferences and NCAA tournament edition– by John Nichols

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Keena, Rees Garner Patriot League Recognition

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Senior co-captain Patrick Keena scored 3 goals and dealt out 3 assists in Navy's second-half comeback.
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Senior co-captain Patrick Keena scored 3 goals and dealt out 3 assists in Navy’s second-half comeback.
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Feb. 8, 2016CENTER VALLEY, Pa. —  Senior attackman Patrick Keena (Vienna, Va.) and junior long pole Matt Rees (Sykesville, Md.) have been named the Corvias Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, after helping the Mids overcome a 5-2 halftime deficit to defeat service academy rival Air Force in Saturday’s season opener. In addition to Keena and Rees, Bucknell’s Christian Klipstein (goalkeeper), Lehigh’s Tristan Rai (rookie) and Boston U.’s Sam Talkow (faceoff specialist) were among those players recognized by the league office as players of the week at their respective positions.

Keena received his first career Patriot League weekly citation after pacing the Midshipmen with six points on three goals and three assists.  With the Mids trailing by three at the half, Keena went on to score five of his six points (3G, 2A) in the second half as Navy outscored Air Force 8-1 over the final 30 minutes.  Known throughout his career as the Mids’ primary distributor, the three-goal performance marked Keena’s first collegiate hat trick.

After Navy gave up five goals in the opening half, Rees helped spearhead a defensive effort that surrendered just one goal over the final 30-plus minutes of play and held Air Force to just five shots in the second half.  The Mids’ defense held the Falcons scoreless for nearly 22 minutes between the end of the first half and the fourth quarter.  Rees, a 2015 Second-Team All-Patriot League selection, turned in a career-best seven ground balls and tied his personal mark with six caused turnovers (vs. Boston U., 2-28-15).  Meanwhile, he jumped from eighth to fourth on Navy’s career caused turnovers list with 35 over two-plus seasons.

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Charlie Schnider was named 2nd Team All CAA (2nd year for that honor)

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Drexel (Hank Brown) 6

Towson 10

On the strength of a five goal first quarter, Towson built a 6-2 first half lead and held on to advance to the championship game of the CAA tournament.  Hank had 2 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers for the Dragons in his final collegiate lacrosse game.

 

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider) 11

Hofstra 8

Charlie continued to be an assist machine, contributing 3 in this semi-final contest.  The win put the Stags into the championship game against #1 seed Towson.

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider)  2

Towson 4

Fairfield scored the first two and Towson scored the last four as the Stags fell to the Tigers in a very low score championship game.  Charlie opened the scoring in the game and accounted for 50% of Fairfield’s offensive output.  This game marked Charlie’s final appearance in an NCAA lacrosse game.

 

America East Conference

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Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) 10

Stony Brook 9

Vermont scored the last two goals to earn the upset over the #2 seed in the upset-rich semi-finals round of the America East tournament.

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) 16

Hartford 17

Vermont was down 4 late in the game and rallied to pull within one with 51 seconds left.  The loss closes out the season for the Catamounts, but making it to the AE tournament finals marks another step forward for Coach Curtis’ program.

 

Northeast Conference

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Hobart (Koko Avedisian, Riley McTague) 7

Bryant 6

Hobart outscored #1 seed Bryant 6-3 in the first half and held on to advance to the championship game.  Earlier this season, the Statesmen lost to Bryant 15-2.

 

Hobart (Koko Avedisian, Riley McTague) 11

St. Joseph’s 7

Having knocked off #1, Hobart earned the right to play St. Joe’s in the championship game.  Much like the Bryant game, Hobart jumped out to lead in the first half and keep that lead until the final horn sounded.

 

Big Ten

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Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 12

Rutgers 14

This game was close throughout and tied at 12 early in the fourth quarter.  Rutgers scored the last two goals of the game to hold on and win.  The Blue Jays got the last laugh, however, garnering an at-large slot in the NCAA tournament while Rutgers was left of the outside looking in.

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Penn (Peter Laco, Garrett Fellows) 6

Yale 7

Penn had one lead early in the game, but more often was down one then tying things up only to go down a goal again.  Penn tied it up at 6 and Yale got the game winner with just under four minutes remaining.  The game was played in a heavy rain storm which contributed to the low scoring.

 

OTHER GAMES

Colgate (Robby Dunigan) 3

Syracuse 18

Both the Patriot League (Colgate) and ACC (Syracuse) hold their conference tournaments a week earlier than the other conferences, affording teams in those conferences the opportunity to schedule in one more game before the NCAA tournament starts.  For Colgate, this was the last game of the year and for Syracuse, a way to stay warm before the NCAAs start next week.

The Orange scored the first five, and then the next 11 after Colgate scored their first of the game.  Robby took 2 shots and recorded one ground ball for the Raiders.

 

NCAA Tournament Bracket

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D-III

Luke Kurtz and the Jumbos of Tufts qualified for the NCAA Div. III championships. (thanks to Will Lincoln for the correction)

 

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Published in: on May 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm  Comments (1)  

Bear Sports News 05/08/2016

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Current Bears

 

  • Golf earns IAC co-championship trophy with undefeated 5-0 record and set team record low score.
  • Tennis report from Coach Miller

 

Bear Trax

  • Chris Hudnut L’11 received his College’s Top Award for Male Athletes

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Current Bears

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BASEBALL

The 8-6 team (6-4 in IAC) beat Episcopal 2-1 and 3-0

FENCING

Had matches against St. Anselm’s, GP and Gonzaga; no results posted yet.

 

GOLF

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By defeating Bullis on May 4at Needwood G.C. , the Landon Golf Team finished 5-0 in the league and won at least a share of the I.A.C. Championships. In doing so, they set a school record 168 for nine holes. Evan Katz 31, John Kalavritinos 32, Jeff Samit 34, West Shaw 35 and Cole Gibson/Tyler Poirier 36. Well Done Landon Bears

 

Landon:

Katz                       31

Kalavritinos            32

Samit                      34

Shaw                      35

Gibson/Poirier        36

Landon Team Total         168

Bullis Team Total             193

 

LACROSSE

 

The 15-3 Bears beat Robinson 17-12. This week’s schedule: Monday game against undefeated Churchill and Tuesday against EHS.

 

RUGBY

 

From Coach France–

 

Landon Rugby defeated the Model School 73-5.

 

SAILING

1ST meet not scheduled @ Landon.net

 

TENNIS

From Coach Miller

 

The tennis team stands at 5-4.Though in this year’s results may be considered disappointing compared to the Bears’ stellar history; the roster includes 4members of the Class of 2017; so the Bears have a bright future.

 

We have lost to all the good teams and beaten all of the teams that were not as good. St Albans won the IAC and we lost a nailbiter 3-4 to them. We concluded the regular season with another 3-4 loss to Bullis. The IAC tournament begins on Tuesday and we will host Bullis for a chance to get another shot at STA. The team is led by 2 freshmen at the top of the ladder Sachin Das and Rodrigo Garcia. Sachin is nationally ranked and has already established himself as one of the best in a program that has a long list of great players. Rodrigo is ranked in the Mid Atlantic and has held down the #2 spot admirably.

 

After them, the strongest part of our team is probably #1 doubles pair of Henry Smith (senior) and Dilan Prasad. They were finalists at the Woodberry Invitational and they are a win for us pretty much every match.

 

Versus Bullis, we won at #4 singles, #1 doubles and #3 doubles. The final match on was #2 doubles (Will Sears, Nate Smith) who lost 6-4 in the third set.

 

TRACK AND FIELD

 

No recent results have been posted.

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BEAR TRACKS

Chris Hudnut wins Colby’s Highest award for male athletes

 

Colby basketball player Chris Hudnut (Chevy Chase, Md.) was awarded the Ellsworth Millett Award for the men at the Colby Senior Awards Presentation. At the team banquet, he received his 4th consecutive MVP award.

Hudnut finished his basketball career ranked 11th all-time in scoring with 1,403 points and added 643 rebounds. He likely would have had more than 1,500 points, but missed about 10 games due to injury. Hudnut was a two-time All-NESCAC selection and was having his best statistical season when he missed.

Chris Hudnut is pictured with men’s basketball head coach Damien Strahorn

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After earning the Maine Rookie of the Year in 2013, Hudnut was on the Maine All-State First Team three years in a row.

 

SPRING SPORTS

Diamond Trax Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever, 17-32 (8-12 Patriot) heads to the Patriot League semi-finals with a series against Navy. Max is 1-2 in 17 appearances as a reliever for the season.

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College pitcher. The Bear is 0-1 in 6 appearances.  Team record for season is 16-17.

Spencer Abraham (2015), Claremont McKenna College Stags, 11-26; in five plate appearances, Spencer is hitting .200 (1 hit 5ABs.

Andrew Kvasnicka, (2015) , Swarthmore College,22-17 The rookie  has appeared in 15 games (started 1)  for the Garnet with a hit, 2 runs, 4 walks and an RBI plus he drew 3 walks. Andrew also pitched a complete inning

Garrett Zoukis, (2015), University of Cincinnati, the Bearcats are 21-25. Garrett has started one and played in two games.

 

Golf Trax

Ralph Blasey (2014), Davidson College

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College –season complete

Walter Egloff, (2015) , Loyola University Maryland

 

Track Trax Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina team—Big South Tournament this week.

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, next at the A-10 championships at GMU 5/7-8 in progress.

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