• Baseball rebound from losses with wins over St. Paul’s and then DCIAA perennial champ Wilson
  • Golfers’ dominate IAC tournament; all 5 scoring golfers earn All IAC
  • Lacrosse is 16-0; Lord of FOGO gets some press
    • Two Bear Trax exceling at the X
  • Rugby tests it development against GP
  • Tennis is 8-0;
  • HYDRATION information from McCormick & Danish [MUST READ for parents]
  • Bear Diamond Trax—players contributing
  • Another college Rugby player found

Inside the White Rocks


















  • Spring Sports


  • Baseball (15-7-2)


The baseball team rebounded from two tough losses to St Albans by sweeping a doubleheader on Saturday.  The Bears defeated St. Paul’s School, 8-3, in the first game and then finished off Wilson High School, 3-2, in the second game.


In the first game, sophomore pitchers Jed Rosenberg and Jake Davidson kept St. Paul’s under control while the Bears piled up the runs to lead the team to victory.  Senior co-captain Randy Bednar lofted a soaring home run to left (his second homer of the week), sophomore Dane Camphausen doubled off of the fence and sophomore Will Barufka contributed three hits to pace the offense.


In the second game, the Bears walked off Wilson with Barufka’s sacrifice fly scoring senior Mike Dziak, who had walked to lead off the inning.  Pitchers Zach Werhan (junior), Xander DeNovio (junior), and senior Louie Eisen held Wilson, which has won 20 DC public school titles in a row, to two runs through seven innings.


Entering the last week of conference play, the Bears are 4-4 in the IAC, sharing second place with St Albans.  Landon lost twice to St Albans last week, with both Bulldog victories coming on late-inning rallies.  With two wins this week and a loss by St Albans, Landon would take second place an earn a bye in the first round of the IAC playoffs.  The Bears host Episcopal on Tuesday at 4:30 on senior day, then travel to Alexandria for the re-match on Thursday.


  • Golf (7-2) Coach Duquette


Congratulations I.A.C. Champions.   It was one of the most difficult days to play golf, steady rain and windy on a Championship course with heavy rough.  Evan Katz’s round of one under par 71 may have been the best round I have ever seen in those conditions.  Having John Kalavritinos back in his first match of the season because of back injuries was a huge bonus for us, he shot an amazing 74 with little or no practice for four weeks. Jeff Samit, West Shaw and Cole Gibson never gave up and allow Landon to easily beat Georgetown Prep by 15 strokes.   All five of Landon’s golfer made All I.A.C. I am so proud of what you did today.”










  • Lacrosse

Bears are 16-0. The schedule does not seem to gear down in terms of quality opponents and the competition arrives ready to upset the Bears.  They beat Saint Albans 12-5, Robinson 15-9 and Georgetown Prep 13-7

The Lord of FOGO land got some press; first, from the Faceoff Academy of the MLL,  USAToday in its ALL USA Watch. and then IL’s Christian Swezey.

Several polls have ranked Landon very high . Google it; little credence to a list which compares teams with few or no common opponents.


Like Justin, the Bear college Xmen are doing well (IL McEwan Index):


Player           Team         Wins Total  Win % Rating

20    Jason Murphy Virginia   137   248   55.24% 1593


22    Jarett Witzal    Bucknell  130   237  54.85% 1590


  • Rugby (Coach Oberg from FB)

“Every game we learn more about our strengths and weaknesses. Today we lost 30-5 against Georgetown Prep’s Division 1 A side, the first time we have played their first team in quite awhile…we controlled the first 15 minutes but got no points out of it…then Prep gained momentum and took a 17-5 lead into halftime…the second half was hard fought but again we could not convert when we got deep in their half..proud of the effort from the guys at the game today against a strong opponent…we are getting closer to our goal of 15 teammates playing as one but have more work to do


  • Tennis

Bear are now 8-0 by blanking Prep and Maret 7-0 .


  • Track (Coach Hunt)


The Bears are blessed to have two full time trainers and the boys/parents clearly appreciate the care which they get from these gentlemen. They are a wealth of knowledge and welcome questions.











Kids are playing sports more than ever before and studies have shown that maintaining proper levels of hydration are a key element in helping athletes perform at their best. Hydrating properly has many benefits in addition to helping athletes perform at their peak. These include sleeping better, recovering faster from fatigue and retaining short/long term information more efficiently. It also may ward of illness and allergies while limiting the length and severity of any symptoms while sick. Hydration also plays a role in other bodily functions such as maintaining or boosting proper energy levels, helping control acne, increasing metabolism, and stimulating muscle growth.


Then why are so many people significantly dehydrated?!


A majority of people normally associate drinking water with being thirsty as opposed to maintaining proper health. In addition, many athletes drink water only close to their game or practice time instead of throughout the day. Understanding and not underestimating the benefits of proper hydration is the key to eliminating dehydration in the general population and athletes.


Hydration Facts


A loss of just one to two percent of body weight can negatively impact performance both mentally and physically while a loss of three percent or more can lead to dehydration, cramping, heat illness and injury. If you are a salt sweater, think yellow stains under your arms, you are significantly more likely to cramp and dehydrate faster.     



The National Athletic Trainers Association recommends drinking 16 oz of water 2 hours before physical activity, 8-16 oz of water 15 minutes prior, 4-8 oz during activity for every 15-20 minutes of play, 16-20 oz after activity for every pound lost during activity. The general recommendation is for 8 servings of 8 ounces of water a day, not taking into account physical activity. There is no significant research to support this so instead you should always have a full water bottle with you and aim to drink continuously throughout the day.


How much water is too much?










There is no rule for this but be aware that, like everything, you can ingest too much water and it can negatively affect performance. Don’t forget that water is in pretty much everything we consume and that helps keep us hydrated. So the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the better your daily water intake.
How can you tell if you are hydrated?
The best way is to pay attention to the amount that you use the bathroom and the color of your urine. The color should be light, similar to lemonade and or clear. In general the lighter the color and the more frequent you use the bathroom the better.  
What about Gatorade?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gatorade and all other sports drinks claim to replace electrolytes that you lose when you sweat but for most people, water provides the best rehydration solution without the sugar. If you normally cramp and plan on working out for more than an hour, an 8 oz. sports drink, watered down, can be useful.
·         If you have any questions or would like to discuss this or anything in more detail feel free to email or call us at any time.
Mike McCormick and Cameron Danish
Landon School Sports Medicine
          Mr. Mike McCormick    Mr. Cameron Danish (WORDPRESS drives me crazy)
Both of these gentlemen have Masters degrees and participate in continuing education on sports injuries.
Spring Sports
Diamond TraxMatthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (9-21) is batting 1.000 (one AB) and 0.00 ERA (two appearances)
Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (19-18) 21 GP 18 GS; .215 at the plate with 2 runs, 5 RBI; .978 fielding
Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College Scots (21-13) pitcher, 8.0 innings pitched
Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags (16-19)  4 GP 4 GS , .255 BA
Golf Trax
Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College team is at the A-10 Championships.
Bear Track Trax    Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats          Rugby
Nick Blasey (2016) is a scrum half for Dartmouth.  Dartmouth is at the CHRIS MUNN SEVENS
Jack Sears (2013)  Colby
 Ben Goodfriend Washington University in St. Louis!








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Landon Lacrosse 13 Geo Prep 7









A sign said, “Prep don’t matter”. That competitive bravado was contradicted by the following facts

  • every Bear student was wearing an Orange T shirt,
  • a Lax Streaming TV team was there,
  • reporters from several print media were about,
  • the Bear stands were filled,
  • the Hoya stands had some fans; granted they were vociferous; had good memories about past victories; but their voices diminished over time,
  • the WaPo #4 team’s season would be made by a victory over their undefeated national #1 rivals, and
  • the Bear brothers rushed the field from Victory Bell Hill.


Coach Urick was quoted by the WaPo as noting “But, our defense, man…Our defense is a wall.” Indeed, his team held opponents to an average of less than 10 goals a game. By halftime, Landon added to that average. The Bears’ success was the result of exceptional spacing, passing, movement and shooting. The Landon D was able to restrain the GP offense.

The FOGO machine (Justin Shockey [19/21 for the game] plus his superb GB wings) beat the GP X-man cleanly and got the ball to Joey Epstein who buried his 1st shot @ 11:54 (i.e. 0:06 from the whistle). The faceoff was won again and the Bears possessed the ball long enough to establish that the Hoyas would try the zone. The home team spun the ball and it arrived in the stick of Zach Johnson, who shot into the chest of the visitor’s goalie and a rebound ensued. The shooter came up with the spheroid and propelled it into the back of the net @10:32.

Possession returned to the Bears O Zone. This time Gilbert Sentimore saw that John Geppert was in a scoring position, delivered the ball to #7 and the middie made a quick deposit in the opponents’ nets @ 8:25. Having demonstrated their ability to shoot from the perimeter forced the visitors to a man-to-man D. That suited John whose wing sweep resulted in Goal #4 @ 5:83.

The GP team scored at 4:14, but Garrett Kurtz moved the scoring spheroid to Gilbert who tallied @ 3:30.


Landon maintained its pressure on GP. @11:06 Joey E fed Gilbert, goal # ½ dozen. The Prep defender arrived at bit late after Gilbert’s shot and was assigned to the penalty box for 0:60. The EMO team converted Joey E to John @10:17. The feed from behind from Joey to Nate Buller @ 9:25 was the line for goal #8. The favor was returned as Nate passed to Joey E @ 7:05. This was the end of a Bear fastbreak.

The Hoyas continued to fight with goals at 4:50 and 0:35.4.


The 2nd half was started by a brilliant no look pass from Joey E to John @ 10:55. The next Bear goal was a Gilbert to Nate orchestrated goal. The Hoyas recorded their only goal (#3) during period 3 at 5:02.


One of the Landon rites of passage is to get playing time against the rival Prep and most of the healthy Bears received playing time during the last stanza. The visitors scored at 11:09, but Joey E put the score out of range with consecutive dodge goals @ 9:50 and then @7:07.

Shane Corcoran, who has made some good stops earlier (9 saves for the game), was forced to make several point-blank shots. If the Bear netminder was not a wall against these attempts, the visitors may have gained some momentum.  

As the clock rolled to the completion of 48 minutes, the visitors registered the last two goals at 1:21 and at 1:05.



Joey Epstein

Gilbert Sentimore

Shane Corcoran

Andrew Fowler

John Geppert

Beat Gonzaga


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Landon lacrosse 13 Prep 7

From Bordley Stadium at.Triplett Field

More later.

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BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols

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Post Seasons Awards

2017 Men’s Lacrosse All-Patriot League 1ST TEAM Sean O’Brien, Bucknell, Jr., M










Colgate’s Griffin Brown was named this year’s Rookie of the Year
Since the award started in 1991, Brown is the seventh freshman from Colgate to earn Rookie of the Year from the League and fourth in the last six years. As a midfielder, the freshman leads the team with 23 goals and stands third with 29 points. After not scoring a goal in the season opener against Marist, he tallied at least one goal in the remaining 12 games and recorded multiple goals in nine of the contests, including six straight games. Named the League’s Rookie of the Week on three different occasions, Brown tallied two hat tricks this season with the first of his career coming in the team’s 13-6 win over Hobart, where he tallied three goals and two assists.











Penn (Garrett Fellows, Peter Laco) 9

Dartmouth (Landon McKenzie) 4

Penn’s win over the Big Green and Cornell’s loss to Brown locked the Quakers in as the #4 seed in the upcoming Ivy League tournament, setting them up to face top seed Yale in the semi-finals on May 5 in New Haven.








Senior Day in Philadelphia for #33 Garrett Fellows and #49 Peter Laco



Bucknell (Sean O’Brien, Jarett Witzal) 6

Lehigh 9

Sean had a pair of goals and an assist for the Bison and Jarrett was four for nine on faceoffs with two ground balls and a caused turnover.  Bucknell’s quest for a slot in the Patriot League tournament ended with this loss so this game stands as their last contest for 2017.  Sean finished the year with 28 goals and 5 assists, ranking #2 on the team for goals and #3 for points.  Jarrett won 55% of his faceoffs this year and his 69 ground balls led the team and accounted for 19% of the Bison’s ground ball production for the year.


Cleveland State (Justin Conner) 9

Sacred Heart 18


Colgate (Griffin Brown, Robby Dunnigan) 11

Lafayette 6


Griffin scored once for the Raiders, extending his scoring streak to 12 games.  Robby, #24 in the picture below, had an assist and a ground ball in his last home game.  Colgate honored their seniors in their last home game.  Both Colgate and Lafayette finished out of the running for the Patriot League tournament.






Cornell (Marshall Peters, Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp) 10

Brown 13


Colton scored one goal on six shots and led the Big Red in ground balls with 7 and a caused turnover.  Marshall had two ground balls and two caused turnovers while Jack took one shot on the day.  Colton’s goal gave Cornell their only two goal lead of the day m the midway through the first quarter and his caused turnover (a take away from Brown’s All-American LSM Larken Kemp) led to a Cornell goal that pulled them within two of the Bears in the middle of the fourth period.


This loss leaves Cornell out of the running for a slot in the Ivy League tournament.  The Big Red could conceivably end up in a three-way tie for third with Penn and Brown or tied for fourth with Penn, but in neither case do they have an advantage in the tie breakers.  Their season wraps up this weekend in a Bears vs. Bears match when they host Princeton.


Hobart (Riley McTague, Koko Avedisian) 15

Mount St. Mary’s 8


Down 6-3 at the half, the Statesmen exploded for twelve goals in the second half while holding the Mount to two.  The win ties Hobart with Robert Morris at the top of the Northeast Conference.  Those two teams will face each other Saturday with the regular season title and #1 tournament seeding on the line.


Jacksonville (Andrew Mitchell, Zac Buller) 9

High Point 13


Jacksonville’s small window to the Southern Conference tournament closed on them with this loss.  Andrew had one ground ball and a caused turnover for the Dolphins.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 19

Michigan 9


Hopkins rolled over the Wolverines on the Blue Jays’ senior day.  Sam took one shot in the game


Princeton (Mark Strabo) 12

Harvard 9


Harvard’s shooting was precise in getting the ball on goal, but two thirds of those shots ended up being saved and, while the Tigers did not have nearly the accuracy of the Crimson, they managed to get more of their shots into the net.  With the win, Princeton secured the #2 seed for the Ivy League tournament and will face Brown in the semifinals.

The game was the Tigers’ last home game of the season and the team celebrated their seniors, including #3 Mark Strabo.











Brothers Strabo around 1967 (50th anniversary Ivy Champs) manager




This week marks the start of conference tournaments and the struggle to get into the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament.  As noted below, a large portion of the nine at-large slots are (presumptively) going to teams from the ACC and Big Ten, leaving most of the league tournament championships as the sole path to the NCAAs.  Seeding for many of these tournaments will be worked out through games this coming week and tie breaking rules.  However, some are set now and those brackets are included here.  Note that the ACC has a tournament but does not have an automatic qualifier slot for the NCAA tournament because the league is one team short of the mandated minimum of six teams.
















Note: #2/#3 seeding in the Big East will be decided by the regular season match up of Providence and Villanova on 4/29.







Note: Virginia, which finished fifth in the conference, will have a rematch with Penn on Saturday the 29th in Durham.



Ohio State and Maryland go in opposite directions after OSU wins in overtime over the Terrapins and Loyola makes it back in the USILA pool this week.













Tournament Predictions:


Saturday, The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Selection Committee released the second list of the top ten teams most likely to be in the NCAA tournament this year, based on games played through April 16.  Towson replaces Hofstra from the prior week’s list.


  1. Syracuse-ACC
  2. Maryland-Big Ten
  3. Denver-Big East
  4. Notre Dame-ACC
  5. Ohio State-Big Ten
  6. Johns Hopkins-Big Ten
  7. Penn State-Big Ten
  8. Duke-ACC
  9. Towson-Colonial
  10. Albany-America East


LaxPower’s more up-to-date prediction model estimates probabilities for both automatic qualifier bids and at-large bids.  Underlined teams are changes from last week’s model run.  Based on those probabilities, here is what the NCAA tournament field looks like:


Automatic Qualifiers                                                  At-Large

Albany-America East                                                   Duke-ACC

Maryland-Big Ten                                                       Hopkins-Big Ten

Hofstra-Colonial                                                          Notre Dame-ACC

Yale-Ivy                                                                       Ohio State-Big Ten

Monmouth-Metro Atlantic                                         Penn State-Big Ten

Bryant-Northeast*                                                      Syracuse-ACC

Loyola-Patriot                                                             UNC-ACC**

Richmond-SoCon                                                         Towson-Colonial

Denver-Big East                                                          Rutgers-Big Ten


*Four team have approximately equal chances of winning the Northeast conference tournament.

**UNC’s probability of making the tournament is overstated in the LaxPower rankings because it does not factor in that UNC must beat Syracuse and the winner of the Duke/Notre Dame game in order to be eligible for the tournament.




  • Princeton @ Cornell
  • Virginia vs. Penn in Durham, NC




Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague) 21

DePauw 5


Tyler had a very productive outing for the Battlin’ Bishops, with a goal and an assist in addition to a ground ball and two caused turnovers.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague) 18

Wooster 8


In a preview of the North Coast tournament semifinals, OWU easily beat Wooster.  The Battlin’ Bishops started hot and finished hot, scoring 13 of their 18 goals in the first and fourth quarters.


Salisbury (Brian Menendez) 22

Mary Washington 9


Salisbury bounced back from their first loss of the season in the last regular season game to easily take this CAC semi-final match.  The Gulls allowed Mary Washington just one goal per period over the first three periods to build a 19-3 lead going into the final quarter.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 13

LaSelle 7


The Bantams picked up an out of conference win against the #1 team in the Great Northeast conference.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 14

Hamilton 6


Trinity got in the win column in NESCAC play on the strength of an 8-2 first half.  The Bantams had decided advantages in both faceoffs and ground balls.


Tufts (Luke Kurtz) 18

Bates 19


The Jumbos started their season with 11 straight wins and were the #2 team in the nation behind Salisbury.  But, the NESCAC is a very tough conference and three straight losses have put Tufts’ post-season hopes in jeopardy.  Tufts was down 6 goals midway through the third period then found another gear and outscored Bates 9-3 over the balance of regulation.  Tuft’s recorded the last goal of the game with just under three minutes left and had two possessions in the closing minutes, but could not find a way to get past the Bates’ goalie.   Luke had an assist and a caused turnover in this game.


Tufts (Luke Kurtz) 16

Wesleyan 17


In this third of three straight losses, Tufts led for most of the game.  Wesleyan tied things up late in the fourth quarter and got the game winner home with just 19 seconds left in regulation.  Tufts was called for a faceoff violation on the last faceoff and Wesleyan was able to run out the clock.  Luke had one ground ball in the loss.





As with D-I, conference tournaments start now.  Winners of these tournaments will get automatic bids to the D-III tournament (Pool A in D-III lingo) while those that don’t will have to vie for the few at-large slots (Pool C).  The Committee will also pick several teams from those conferences which do not meet standards for having an automatic qualifier slot (Pool B).   The NESCAC (Tufts and Trinity) will be seeding its tournament based on the outcome of the last regular season games which will be played mid-week.  That conference tournament will start with quarter-finals games on Saturday, 4/29.  Tufts and Bowdoin face each other this week in a regular season game with the winner getting the #4 seed in the NESCAC tournament and the loser the #5 seed.  The two team will meet again in the quarterfinals.













Bates supplants Salisbury and the #1 team in the USILA D-III poll and Tufts, after losing two more this week falls to #9.  There are five NESCAC teams in the top 20 this week and the #2 and #4 ranked teams will play for the Capital Athletic Conference title this week.  Ohio Wesleyan contin ues to receive votes, but has not worked their way back into the top 20.











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Landon Lacrosse 15 Robinson 9

The WaPo #9 Rams arrived at Bordley Stadium at Triplett Field late due to traffic, but they quickly planted their Rams flag on the sidelines with all of their league and state championships. Neither the rain nor the Bears’ initial surge dampened their boisterous spirits. Eventually, however, the home team’s depth eventually prevailed.

It was senior day and the pregame ceremony honored the seniors and their parents:

  • Colin O’Brien
  • Ryan Pride
  • Shane Corcoran
  • Nate Buller
  • Will Powell
  • Paul Kern
  • Andrew Fowler
  • Will Oliver
  • Sean Feldman
  • Justin Shockey
  • Cam James
  • Michael Abizaid
  • Will Smith
  • Colby Camalier
  • Will Amoroso
  • Thomas Halm

All contributed to the team’s success and all who could play, did play against the Rams.


The Bears who had been waiting for their guests greeted them with a string of 4 goals:

Player                 Assist                  Time          Notes

T Halm                Joey Epstein       9:33            blast from the wing off od feed

John Geppert               —                8:46            fast break

Justin Shockey             —                8:40            FOnoGO, scores 0:06 later

Nate Buller                    T Halm       7:50            feed to the wing

The Rams persisted and posted their own 4 goal streak—at 6:04, 5:03, 3:48 and 1:15.

Nate followed with the next goal, his 2nd, with a 7 yard rip @0:14.2



The Rams equalized with their 5th goal at 11:42.

Joey E, working behind the goal (another place called X), found Nate on the crease and he buried the ball @9:33. The Rams retaliated with their Michael Sowers doppelgänger (even wears #22) scoring at 7:32.

The Landon D had had enough; long poles Cam James (2 CTs, 2 GBs) and Doug Chirite (3 CTs, 2 GBs) created havoc within their D zone. From 7:32 of Q2 until 8:35 of Q4, the visitors did not crease the goal.

Conversely, the home O made three consecutive deposits in the Ram goal

Player                 Assist                  Time          Notes

Zach Johnson     Joey E                 5:12            EMO; #4 ripped the nets

John                     —                         3:59            Deke, dodge and score

Jace Menendez  Gilbert Sentimore 1:16



The Bear teacher/coach/mentor eight-headed consortium must have inspired? I


nstructed? convinced? their charges to up their effort? remember the game plan? do what they were told; for the home team tallied the next 6 goals (all of the scores for this period by all teams). To wit:

Player                 Assist                  Time          Notes

Joey E                 —                         11:45          from behind

Nate                     —                         11:15          intercepted clearing pass

Joey E                 —                         10:24          another 1v1 move

Joey E                 —                7:08            again

Nate                     Will Carlson 6:59          F/O win, pass to Will, feed to Nate

John                    Joey E        1:21            big shot



The last twelve minutes were devoted to getting the “gerbils” [A TERM OF ENDEARMENT] experience against a good team. The entire healthy roster played and had their abilities tested by the opponents’ best. The Rams scored three goals (at 8:35, 7:49 and 5:57), much to the pleasure of the Robinson fans.



John Geppert

Nate Buller

Doug Chirite

T Halm


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  • Baseball loses 2 to Prep
  • Golfers’ winning streak is interrupted; 2 strokes from remaining undefeated
  • Lacrosse is 14-0
  • Tennis is 6-0; beat StA in great match
  • One Bear Trax this week—normal research report prevented by long weekend










Spring Sports


Baseball (13-3-2)

Baseball wins over the Bullis Bulldogs 7-6 (home) and 4-2 (away)


Golf (7-2) lost to Prep by a stroke and then to Gonzaga by the same -1.




Bears are 14-0. They beat St. Ignatius  15 – 11.

NOTE: The Crusaders headed North to beat Garden City[8-1] 7-4, the next day and again the next day # 6 Chaminade{5-1] (11-10). [their records before playing SI] {i.e. the CA team went 2-1 in 3 days.}

Landon beat NC’s #1 Cardinal Gibbons 8-5 and finally StA 12-5

It was also announced this week that Andrew Fowler ’17 was named to the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse team.




Rugby (Coach France)


Landon Rugby moved to 4-0 with a solid 64-3 win over Gonzaga’s DII team at Prindle Field on Wednesday.

Next up we play Prep Varsity at Prep tomorrow at 5:00 PM.



Bear are now 6-0 with a win over StA.



Track (Coach Hunt)

Yesterday Landon’s varsity track and field team traveled to Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring MD to face the host Warriors and Magruder High School. It was a heavy travel day for Landon, and only half the team could fit an activity bus 24. That being said the Bears were quite competitive taking third behind Magruder by only 20 points. Landon’s results are posted below. Our next meet is Friday at Episcopal High School.


100 Meters  Varsity – Finals x

7. 10 Archie Russ 11.8h PR Landon
14. 11 Michael Carr 12.8h PR Landon

200 Meters  Varsity – Finals x

5. 10 Harrison Muth 25.4h PR Landon
11. 9 Roger Pyfrom 30.3h PR Landon

400 Meters  Varsity – Finals x

2. 11 Kevin Tsai 55.0h SR Landon
3. 11 Parker Lotstein 56.1h PR Landon

800 Meters  Varsity – Finals x

1. 11 Kevin Tsai 2:05.3h SR Landon
2. 12 Wesley Feldman 2:06.7h Landon
7. Andrew Parker 2:21.4h SR Landon
8. 11 Parker Lotstein 2:22.1h PR Landon
13. 10 Jake Kowitz 2:35.6h Landon

1600 Meters  Varsity – Finals x

1. 12 Wesley Feldman 4:43.4h SR Landon
21. 10 Jake Kowitz 6:06.1h PR Landon

110m Hurdles – 39″  Varsity – Finals x

4. 10 Dara Dilmaghani 21.7h SR Landon

300m Hurdles – 36″  Varsity – Finals x

4. 10 Dara Dilmaghani 57.4h Landon

4×100 Relay  Varsity – Finals x

2. Relay Team 47.1h Landon

4×200 Relay  Varsity – Finals x

2. Relay Team 1:41.1h Landon

4×400 Relay  Varsity – Finals x

2. Relay Team 3:57.7h Landon

Shot Put – 12lb  Varsity – Finals x

3. 10 Jelani Cross 34-09.00 Landon
5. 9 Will Nussbaum 32-11.50 PR Landon
7. 10 Jelani Machen 31-09.00 PR Landon

Discus – 1.6kg  Varsity – Finals x

3. 10 Jelani Cross 84-04.50 PR Landon
5. 10 Jelani Machen 81-05 PR Landon
13. 9 Will Nussbaum 66-10 PR Landon






















Spring Sports



Nick Blasey (2016) is a scrum half for Dartmouth.  Dartmouth won the Ivy league sevens tournament last weekend for at least the third year in a row and won the Ivy 15’s in the fall for the 10th consecutive year.



Jack Sears (2013) 






Diamond Trax


Matthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (8-14)


Matt Brady (Fy./Washington, DC/Landon School) was the most effective of the quartet, tossing 2.0 hitless frames of relief. That gives Matt an 0.00 ERA.


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Landon Lacrosse 12 St. Albans 5

Barbara Fowler

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Landon Lacrosse 8 Cardinal Gibbons (NC) 5

Someone sadistic set the schedule for the Bears. Per IL regional rankings, Landon has faced the WCAC’s #1 or 2 team, a team undefeated in Tennessee, an undefeated team in New England prep games & #4 in Northeast, a team undefeated in MD public HS games, #3 in Mid Atlantic, #1 in the West and the #8 in the Southeast/ #1 in North Carolina. Ty Zander, who actually looks at all of the film (so his ratings have greater credibility), could have come to the Landon games and would have watch 14% of his Top Recruits List.

On April 19 (a day after St. Ignatius visited Bordley Stadium), North Carolina’s state champions for the last three years posed the next challenge of Landon. Their roster included recruits going to Notre Dame, Colgate, W&L, Hampden-Sydney and Mercer. CGHS had a lot of team speed and very good athleticism. The Crusaders have held opponents to 5.8 GA including a win over a team featuring the #1 2019 recruit.

The faceoff was won by Justin Shockey who sprinted into the offensive zone and scored the home team’s 1st goal @11:44. Both teams looked out of sync with more than their normal turnovers. A two minute unreleasable penalty against the Bears helped the CG team to get their initial goal at 7:50 (the Bear D did prevent a second goal during this long man down period). A nice connection between two Crusaders resulted in a consecutive tally at 4:15.

The next FOGO event saw Justin win at the X, not GO, but fed Evan Schwartz @ 3:55 to equalize the score. At 1:34 the visitors took the lead for the last time with another assisted goal.


[that is only the 2nd end of the period score with the Bears behind]

The home defenders, in particular, poles Can James (4 CTs, 5 GBs) and Doug Chirite (1CT, 3 GBs) were able to frustrate the Crusaders’ offense.

The only addition to the scoreboard between minutes 12:01 and 24:00 was a great set up pass from Zach Johnson to Joey Epstein @ 6:03. The Green and Gold added some zone defense to deter the Bears.


The Landon D shut out the visitors during the third period. Halfway through this section (@5:59) John Geppert fed Evan for goal #4. As the clock ran to 0:00 (@ 0:01 precisely; the time of a goal in Tuesday’s 1st period) Joey E fed Will Oliver for added margin.


After almost 30 minutes of being shut out (from 1:34 of 1st Q to 10:46 of 4th Q), the Crusaders reduced the Bears’ margin to +2. The game was still on the line and @ 9:41 Joey E threaded a pass to Gilbert Sentimore.

Gibbons did not fold and they got another goal at 6:21.

Joey E’s determination was demonstrated @5:28 when he executed a classical ? move and beat the CG goalie on the near side.

The next time down the field, Joey E was behind the goal and attracted some attention. That created space and time for John Geppert who blasted a drop down shot from about 8 yards @ 3:33.







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Landon Lacrosse 15 St. Ignatius 11

Founded in 1855 by the Jesuits, the St. Ignatius College Preparatory School occupies some prime real estate on the San Francisco Peninsula, Sunset District, about 10 blocks from the Pacific. There ~1,500 boys and girls are educated. Though the lax team did not start in the 19th century, over the past decade, the Wildcats have averaged almost 20 wins a season, mostly against West Coast teams, but recently increasingly against the East Coast teams including a 10-8 defeat of the Bears in 2015. Look at major Division I teams (like UVa, Princeton and others) and you will see a lot of SI alumni.

This was a match-up between #1 in the West and the #1 in the Mid Atlantic (yes, there are national rankings, but it is a matter of speculation to determine that Team A should be ranked ahead of Team B without any direct competition). According to people whose opinions are knowledgeable, the St. Ignatius players are among some of the most athletic which the Bears have faced.

Lacrosse is a game of possession and its importance is magnified by the fact that after every goal, the control of the ball is determined at the face-off X. During the pregame warm-ups, the Wildcats’ coaches worked out 5 players to prepare for the X game. The visitors knew that the Lord of Fogo Island posed a real challenge and their preparations did not beat the man who rules the X. Justin Shockey was 22/25 for the game.

Bears secured the first possession and Joey Epstein beat the SI goalie @11:33 after a nice dodge and an unsaveable shot.

The SFO team responded with a goal at 9:32 Landon tallied the next two goals: Gilbert Sentimore when he secured a GB on the crease and then scored @7:04; then Ryan Pride regained the ball after a shot and returned it to the SI nets @6:42.

SICPS got its second goal at 6:30.

Another Bear run of 3 consecutive goals widened the margin to +4. Joey E threaded a pass out to Zach Johnson who buried the shot @5:37. The ball come back to the Bears’ O zone and a clever pass by Ryan to Nate Buller on the wing position the attackman for a goal shot 1:54. In a scene reminiscent of a scrum in front of a hockey goal, Gilbert somehow grabbed the ball and moved it to Joey E who put in the back of the SI net @ 0:01.0.



A pattern of trading goals became the script of the game. The visitors deposited three consecutive goals (at 10:42, 8:23 and 5:52). The Wildcats tried a Zone Defense, but Joey E demonstrated his ability to beat that tactic with his 3rd goal, Bears’ 7th @3:36 another which creased the far corner. The margin was reduced to +1 with a SI goal at 1:50



Landon then popped in 3 back-to-back-to-back scores: John Geppert put the goal net at risk of being torn when he lasered an 8’ step down shot @10:06. Another X win got the ball to Nate whose pass arrived in Gilbert’s stick. The Junior attackman got the shot off before he was crushed by an SI D for a Bear goal @9:04. The home team’s triplet of goals was registered @6:27 on a Joey E pass to Gilbert for the home team’s #10 tally.

The Wildcats went wild with four successive goals at 4:57, 4:48, 2:11 and 1:22. That run resulted in a tie!


The face-off team Xman and wings came to the fore in the 4th Q. Joey E was the recipient of the 1st Bear possession and came from behind to take a shot which was beyond the circumference of the Wildcat goalie’s stick @10:31. Thirty-three seconds later, the Bear O was in its turf and Garrett Kurtz used his deception to create space, draw a slide and to connect with Will Oliver for the next goal @9:59. St. Ignatius soon thereafter tried to reverse the home team momentum with its 11th goal at 9:34.

The last Bear run sealed the victory: a rebound was captured by John Geppert who like the excellent football QB he is in the Fall, saw Zach open and the middie beat the SI goalie @8:19; then Joey E circumnavigated the Bear half of the field and as he approached GLE put his 5th ball in the back of the opponent’s net. To make an even ½ dozen, Joey E shot and scored @ 3:57.

A penalty against the SFO team allowed the Bethesda team to run around for a minute and then to use its speed players to keep possession for the remainder of the dame.







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