BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 08/30/2015

The Bears are beginning to stretch their muscles for the Fall Sports, here’s some news:

 

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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

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Drennan Greene’16 committed to play lacrosse for the USMA Black Knights.

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Eriksen Johansen’16 has committed to play lacrosse for Denison’s Big Red Lacrosse team.

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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.

 

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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.

EDITORIAL POLICY

It’s a little presumptuous to even pretend that this silly little “blog” merits anything called an editorial policy, but I cannot think of a more apt phrase to introduce an explanation of what BSN is trying to do. Hopefully, the below paragraph will explain to new readers what’s going on in this space; further, the “policy” makes some important admissions (maybe even a priori apologies) and makes clear how welcome your comments, criticisms, corrections and the occasional compliment(s) are welcome!!!!

(a) The content is mine, does not reflect the opinion of Landon, Coach Padalino or anyone directly related to Landon,

(b) That any errors that may exist are mine, inadvertent and correctable (please let me know and I will make ALL corrections);

(c) That the author (me) is a huge disciple of the Landon team concept and that I will do everything that I can do to mention all the players; however, universal coverage is not really possible through this medium. If someone believes that a player or group should receive greater attention, I am open to such suggestions. I will TRY not to mention referees at any time and will limit references to the opposition.

(d) That BSN is a volunteer publication and that as the editor, publisher, statistician and writer [me], I am all too fallible and I apologize in advance for any error.

(e) TO REPEAT– BSN  gladly welcomes all comments, criticisms and corrections; usually the right version is incorporated in the text. SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME ALL FORMS OF FEEDBACK (GOOD AND BAD).

IF ANY NEW BEAR FANS WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BSN LIST SERVE WHICH SENDS OUT THESE POSTS—

OR IF ANY STUDENT, PARENT,COACH, MANAGER OR FRIEND WOULD LIKE TO COVER SPORTS NOT FREQUENTLY REPORTED HERE—

Please send an email to sandy_murdock@yahoo.com

 

 

Published in: on August 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Back to School edition of BSN

 

With school starting in less than three weeks, now’s the time to catch up on a few Bear tracks during the summer and a quick note about a Water Polo match that will be played soon:

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Varsity Golf

Frank Emmet Schoolboy Championship

Katz Seven Birdies While Koch Trails by Two
DATE POSTED: 6/24/2015

Evan Katz, from Landon School, blistered the Worthington Manor Golf Club layout with a torrid 6-under-par 35-31—66 that featured seven birdies. Tyler Koch, La Plata High School, was the only other player among 48 starters to break par, as he returned 34-34–68.

Coach Duquette commented that Evan’s round was “incredible”.

 

Track

 

William (Tre’) Simmons ’20 competed last week in the USTF Junior Olympics in Jacksonville Florida.  Representing the Humming Bird Track Club in the 13-14 year old age group, he took 13th overall in the 3000 meters in a time of 9:56.91.

 

Sean Pelot ’21 competed last week in the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk Virginia.  Representing the Upper Marlboro Track Club in the 11-12 year old age group, he took 8th overall in the 200 meters in a time of 25.20.  In the 400 meters he ran a 56.94 for 10th place and had his best placement in the 800 meter run where he placed 5th in an impressive 2:16.50.

 

Coach Hunt is salivating as these Bears move to the Varsity teams.

 

Varsity Water Polo

 

Just in case you missed it, the senior laden Water Polo team will start its season before school starts with a home match against Gilman on Wednesday August 26. They then head to Philadelphia for a set of tests against the schools there.

Hoops Trax

Darion Atkins ’11 was signed as an undrafted free agent for the New York Knicks AND signed a shoe endorsement contract thanks to Scott Hetterman ’99.

Here is the Big Bear signing the contract under the watchful eye of Mom Minnette

 

DARION SIGNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robby Dunigan ’12 was named to the Colgate Dean’s List

 

Middle School Ice Hockey

 

Christian Sears ’01, Science Teacher and MS Hockey Coach was featured in an article Md., Del. beach patrols rescue 300-plus during weekend

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Limited time and very limited knowledge of some sports mean that BSN would GREATLY benefit from students, parents or coaches who could send posts about cross country, soccer or water polo. The goal is to inform the Bears about all of the boys.

 

Published in: on August 23, 2015 at 1:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Prayers are needed for Steve Muir ’88

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A very good guy needs help from the Bear Family. Steve Muir is fighting cancer. He is a man of deep faith who believes in the power of prayer. Please consider him during your next conversation of God,Yahweh, Allah or whatever name you use for the Higher authority. Also include his family in your prayers; they will add to his strength in this difficult battle.

If anyone can beat cancer, it will be the Manchild.

 

Published in: on August 9, 2015 at 10:41 pm  Comments (1)  

DARION is a Knick with help from a fellow Bear

The NCAA Defensive Player of the Year, the ACC DPOY, Portsmouth MVP, a member of the NBA Las Vegas Summer League champions, a proud UVa Cavalier and a Bear, Darion Atkins (L’11) signs a contract to play for the New York Knicks. All of Darion’s play on the courts is known, what is not know is the huge effort he gave in the gym and in the weight room to get better.

But there is another Bear in this story in the background– Scott Hetterman ’99. He is the Managing Partner at SMH International Consulting. Armed with Darion’s impressive record, Scott networked with NBA General Managers. Using his understanding of the maze to the Association, he helped Darion to get an invitation to the Portsmouth Showcase Tournament where teams find talent. There Darion earned the MVP.  Scott has great contacts around the basketball world, including a network in Africa.

The basketball talent savvy San Antonio Spurs gave the big Bear a slot on their Las Vegas summer league team. Again he did well, but unfortunately the Spurs signed two veteran power forward studs. No room at the Alamo.

Then the Knicks with Hoops genius Phil Jackson. Now the pen of Darion signed the contract with Momma Minette Atkins at his side.

Wizards fans beware. Darion will be tough, but having his Mom pray for Darion and the Knicks could be bad.

 

Published in: on August 8, 2015 at 1:08 am  Leave a Comment  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 06/07/2015

More Bears picked to be the Captain of their college teams

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  • Current Bears
    • Varsity Golf- Six Bears receive All MoCo honors from the Gazette
    • Varsity Lacrosse—national rankings, not yet final, are between #2 and #3.

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  • Landon alumnus selected as a Lacrosse Captain, the 53rd Bear to hold that honor
  • Bear selected to Captain the Mules in hoops
  • Landon Alumni playing baseball, golf and tennis all have completed seasons.
  • Alumni track athletes have tournaments pending.

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Varsity News

 

Varsity Golf

Six members of the 2015 Landon Golf team earn more honors, including Player of the Year:

 2015 All-Gazette golf team

Landon School sweeps top honors on All-Gazette golf team

Player of the Year

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Loyola University recruit headed what coach Jack Duquette called his “best team in 27 years.” Won the IAC tournament with a 67 at Columbia Country Club and set the Bears’ all-time lowest nine-hole scoring average (36.4).

 

Coach of the Year

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Jack Duquette

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Guided an ultra-talented team, which included three sophomores and one freshman, to a dominant, undefeated regular season. The Bears captured the team IAC title and brought home their first Metros title in 15 years.

First team

Michael Blasey

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Metros individual winner was the only player in the 24-person field to shoot under par (-2, 70) at P.B. Dye; a Davidson University recruit.

 

Second Team

Evan Katz, Landon, Sophomore

John Kalavritinos, Landon, Sophomore

Honorable Mention

Jeff Samit, Landon, Sophomore

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!! THOSE ARE BEARS

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Varsity Lacrosse

The team’s national rankings are very close as measured by the four major polls:

 

Individual honors are beginning to be announced; WaPo and AA soon.

Alumni News

Bear Hoops Trax

The Colby Mules have selected Chris Hudnut, L’11, as their 2015-2016 Captain.  Chris has racked up a number of honors during his three years at Waterville including, Maine All-State First Team for the second straight year,  All-Northeast Region Fourth Team selection and he received the Most Valuable Player award for the third year in a row. His numbers for his injury limited junior year are impressive: tied for second in the NESCAC in scoring (19.7), was fourth in rebounding (9.8), and seventh in field goal percentage (52.9).

Chris Hudnut, of Colby College, in a NCAA Division III basketball game against the University of Maine Farmington on November 19, 2013 in Waterville, ME. (Dustin Satloff/Colby College Athletics)

Chris Hudnut, of Colby College, in a NCAA Division III basketball game against the University of Maine Farmington on November 19, 2013 in Waterville, ME. (Dustin Satloff/Colby College Athletics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BearLaxTraxFax

Sellers Garrett selected as Captain of lacrosse team

The Continentals will be led in the 5th season as a NESCAC team by Bear L’12 Sellers Garrett. He started every game as a junior. He adds to the list of Landon alumni who captained their college team, which now totals 53.

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Bear Track Trax

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina, has the NCAA’s in later in June 

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, the team is at the NCAA regionals this weekend. No results posted yet.

 

 

Published in: on June 8, 2015 at 12:10 am  Leave a Comment  

END TO THE 2015 REVIEW– read this after the other piece posted, it will make more sense that way!!!

 Colton tied a Landon single year goal record, Nate’s two year total is record-setting and Joey broke Nate’s freshman record. Seven of the top ten on this list will be returning next year.

Defense was clearly a strength this year and three key defenders and the goalie are headed to colleges next year. There are a lot of seasoned talented rising seniors, juniors and sophomores prepared to move up.

Memorable games were the highlights of the season:

·        Crushing a very good St. Mary’s, the MIAA-A champion, in the second game

·        Another great game against an improving McCallie, which won its league

·        Beating big rival, Gilman

·        Beating Gonzaga in one of the hardest battles eve,

·        The unbelievably exciting O/T win over EHS

·        Beating Bullis twice

·        Beating a very good Prep team twice,

Memories for these boys and their fans for many, many years.

 

Published in: on June 7, 2015 at 4:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Landon Lacrosse 2015 Review

It’s difficult to capture a 22 game season in a long article, or a carefully crafted paragraph or even more dauntingly in a phrase, but Landon’s 2015 season can be summed up as consistently excellent lacrosse play. Thinking back over 1,056 minutes played, there were very few segments that fell below a very high quality of the game. Yes, Coach Leachman may have barked contrary words once or twice, but the point of his exhortations was not the past, but encouragement for the future.

 

A season is also defined by the quality of the opposition and the IAC was clearly the most competitive league in the contrary with Landon, Prep, Bullis and SSSA being included in most polls throughout some or all of the season. Teams which the Bears defeated 7 opponents who won their leagues:

 

  • Mary’s (MIAA- A),
  • Gonzaga (WCAC),
  • Calverton (MILL),
  • John Carroll (MIAA-B),
  • Robinson (VA5),
  • Winston Churchill (MoCo 4A/3A South) and
  • McCallie (TSLA and #1 in their region percom)

Polls, in my opinion, are highly subjective; they depend upon the knowledge and critical eyes of their voters. The Bears are ranked in the most recent, but not yet final, polls as follows:

 

The Strength of Schedule, which Laxpower.com publishes to support its computer ranking, is purely quantitative and here is its rankings of team which appear in the top 10 of all of the above posts

SoS #        Team                   Record

99.53              Hill                              13-1

97.62              Brunswick                 14-4

97.11              Landon                      20-2

 

97.02              GPrep                         13-4

 

96.76              Haverford                  26-0

 

96.73              Chaminade               13-4

 

96.26              Gonzaga                    18-3

 

96.05              Syosett                       18-2

 

95.69              Bridgewater-Raritan 22-0

 

95.06              Darien                                    17-3

 

94.77              West Genesee          17-2

 

94.46              Hun School              19-1

 

89.90              St. Ignatius                18-1

 

Not sure whether there is any statistical significance to the SoS, and it may be appropriate to quote Mark Twain on the use of numbers: “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.”

 

The Class of 2015 should go down in the Landon lacrosse annals; these Bears were players. Even though their time on the field may not have been exactly equal, there is no doubt that their support of their team and hard work during practices contributed to the season’s success. They are:

 

Robinson Adkins

Koko Avedisian

Ian Dabney

          Thomas Evans

         Drew Firstenberg

Samuel Krauland

Luke Kurtz

William Lincoln
Brian MacLaury
Landon McKenzie
Paul Padalino
William Poston
Colton Rupp
W. Sells
Vincent Steis
Joseph Tabb
Jarett Witzal

 

Seven of these seniors are scheduled to play in college next year and some may well be stars for their club lacrosse teams. Here are

the awards that their coaches gave to them:

 

  • the Khari Baten Award for courage, dedication & enthusiasm:
    • GARRETT WITZAL
  • the Jack Crawford Award for unselfishness, hard work & commitment:
    • ROB ADKINS
  • the George Boiardi Award for tenacity, humility & citizenship
    • LUKE KURTZ
  • Defensive Player of the Year
    • LANDON McKENZIE
  • Offensive Player of the Year
    • NATE BULLER ‘17
  • Most Valuable Player Award
    • COLTON RUPP
    • HUNTER SELLS

The returning members of the Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 are both numerous and highly skilled—at both ends of the field.

The All American team includes Colton and the All Met team honors both Colton and Hunter. The Gazette Montgomery, in addition to Colton and Hunter, added Andrew Fowler ’17 plus it recognized Landon McKenzie as an Honorable Mention. To reiterate what was mentioned on Facebook:

These two Bears certainly deserve these accolades and more. It is, however, worthwhile to mention that the people who decide All league, All Met, All state and All American awards rarely have seen all of the boys play, rarely make their decisions on pure merit and may occasionally harbor views unrelated to individual merits. If one tracks these judgments against the individuals’ performance at the college level, there have been both serious omissions and unnecessary elevations. This long (apologies) statement is meant to tell the many players, who have not received these honors, should not be discouraged. Your talent, ability and most importantly, desire will be what the coaches observe when you get on the college fields. GO BEARS!!!

Enough said.

The Bears scoring are about as deep as my memory recalls:

Player                          Goals               Assists             Total Points

 

Colton Rupp              49                    16                    65

 

Nate Buller                  39                    19                    58

 

Joey Epstein                30                    28                    58

 

Griffin Brown             23                    9                      32

 

Rob Adkins                 16                    12                    28

 

Drennan Greene          18                    2                      20

 

Ryan Pride                  8                      10                    18

 

Kennedy Dunn           15                    2                      17

 

Colin O’Brien             8                      5                      13

 

KoKo Avedisian         4                      7                      11

 

Luke Kurtz                  5                      5                      10

 

Thomas Halm              3                      2                      5

 

Will Powell                 3                      1                      4

 

Justin Shockey            1                      1                      2

 

Will Lincoln                2                      –                       2

 

Vinny Steis                 1                      1                      2

 

Chase Christensen       1                      1                      2

 

Brian Menendez          1                      –                       1

 

Joey Tabb                    1                      –                       1

 

Eriksen Johansen         1                      –                       1

 

Will Oliver                  1                      –                       1

 

Jarett Witzal                 1                      –                       1

 

John Geppert               –                       1                      1

 

Will Poston                 –                       1                      1

 

Sam Krauland             –                       1                      1

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Published in: on June 7, 2015 at 4:10 am  Leave a Comment  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 05/31/2015

Bears Spring Successes

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  • Current Bears
    • Varsity baseball- wins the IAC regular season,
    • Varsity Golf- wins IAC regular season and tournament championships plus the Metro Championship. It was undefeated!!
    • Varsity Lacrosse–wins IAC regular and tournament championships plus the WaPo #1 ranking
    • Varsity Tennis wins regular season IAC title

 

  •  Alumni Bears
    • BLTF will be published soon
    • Landon alumnus selected as a Lacrosse Captain, the 52nd Bear to hold that honor
    • Landon alumnus picked to coach the North in the College Senior All Star Game
    • Landon Alumnus received prestigious trophy for his lacrosse career
    • Landon Alumni playing their last season of baseball are mentioned
    • Landon Alumni playing golf and tennis all have completed seasons.
    • Alumni track athletes have tournaments pending.
    • Results of the 2015 Jacoby Cup are reported

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Varsity News

Varsity Baseball

Won IAC regular season.

Varsity Golf

The Landon Golf – from Coach Federowicz–

Landon won the Metro Championships at PB Dye Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md! The win is Landon’s first Metro Championship since 2000! The two top teams in the WCAC and IAC competed in very hot, sunny, and humid conditions. Results are as follows:

Team competition:

  1. Landon 370
  2. Gonzaga 401
  3. Good Counsel 423
  4. Episcopal 437

Landon had six of the top seven scores!!!

Medalist: Mike Blasey (Landon) 70

2nd place: tie at 74

Jeff Samit (Landon)

Teddy Zinsner (Gonzaga)

The next low scores all belonged to Landon!

75 – John Kalavritinos

75 – Evan Katz

76 – Morgan Egloff

77 – West Shaw

Very much a team effort.

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Varsity Lacrosse

The Bears won the IAC regular season and the IAC tournament. The team’s national rankings are very close as measured by the four major polls:

  • Nike/LM        T#3               (5/29)
  • LaxPower CCR #3               (5/29)
  • Ty Zanders #4               (5/20)
  • IL/UA #4               (wk12)

Individual honors are beginning to be announced

Montgomery Gazette

First Team

Andrew Fowler   D

                   Colton Rupp       A

                   Hunter Sells        G

Second Team

Nate Buller            A

Honorable Mention

Landon McKenzie D

All IAC

Hunter Sells                 Goalie                 

Colton Rupp                  Attack                 

Nate Buller                    Attack                 

Andrew Fowler             Defense   

Landon McKenzie       Defense     

Congratulations to Colton who earned All IAC in Football, Hockey and Lacrosse—That’s A Bear!!!

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Alumni News

BearLaxTraxFax

Keena selected as 2nd Bear to lead USNA lacrosse team

Patrick Keena L’11 was selected to lead the Middies for the 2016 lacrosse season. He led the Navy team in total points with 36 (14G, 22A) (as a Bear, he is the all-time point leader).

Patrick follows fellow Bear Matt Morrison L’09 who was the 2014 USNA lacrosse captain.

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UVM Coach/Bear leads North in All Star Game

University of Vermont men’s lacrosse head coach Ryan Curtis L’96, coached of Division I/II North Team for the 74th United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association /LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game. The South won 23-15Curtis, the 2015 America East Coach of the Year, guided the Catamounts to a program-best third-place finish in America East.

Murphy receives one of Princeton’s Lacrosse Awards

Though Justin Murphy L’11 was sidelined his senior year, the Princeton coaches selected him for the John T. Schroeder Class of 1992 Award. Its selection criteria sound like Justin—“the embodiment of character and selfless devotion to the team has had the greatest impact on the success of Princeton men’s lacrosse.” In 2014 Brian Reilly received the same honor.

Bear Track Trax 

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Stags came in T 56 at NCAA Div. III yet to come.

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina, has the NCAA’s in June 

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, the team is at the NCAA regionals this weekend. No results posted yet.

Bear Diamond Trax

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Hope that no one was missed!!

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2015 Jacoby Cup Results

From Patrick Guarnieri ’00

  

The tournament played in honor of Mac Jacoby, as we celebrate 60 years (!!) of his service to the school.  We had great weather, a strong showing of alumni, parents, spectators, and some great tennis capped off by a lacrosse victory over that other school on Rockville Pike.

 

Congratulations to winners Matt Coursen ’99 and senior Seth McNair ’15 who defeated George Hill ’70 and senior Gabe Goldberg ’15 in the finals.  Please see attached pictures of finalists & all Jacoby Cup participants (thank you Lowell Davis).

 

We sincerely hope you all enjoyed and will join us again next year.  Thanks for your support, and as always…Go Bears!

 

Sincerely,

Patrick Guarnieri ’00

 

 

PS – Know anyone else interested in Landon tennis or Jacoby Cup?  Respond with their email address and I will be sure to add them to the distribution list for next year.

Published in: on May 31, 2015 at 11:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Partial Post Season Bear Lacrosse team honors and statistics for 2015 season

2015 TEAM AWARDS

Coach Bordley and his staff selected these players for special recognition:

  • the Khari Baten Award for courage, dedication & enthusiasm:
    • GARRETT WITZAL
  • the Jack Crawford Award for unselfishness, hard work & commitment:
    • ROB ADKINS
  • the George Boiardi Award for tenacity, humility & citizenship
    • LUKE KURTZ
  • Defensive Player of the Year
    • LANDON McKENZIE
  • Offensive Player of the Year
    • NATE BULLER
  • Most Valuable Player Award
    • COLTON RUPP
    • HUNTER SELLS

Sometime soon All IAC, All Gazette, All Met and All American teams will be named.

 

During the season, individual statistics are not published for obvious reasons. Here are the 2015 records over the 22 games:

 

Player                          Goals               Assists             Total Points

 

Colton Rupp              49                    16                    65

 

Nate Buller                  39                    19                    58

 

Joey Epstein                30                    28                    58

 

Griffin Brown             23                    9                      32

 

Rob Adkins                 16                    12                    28

 

Drennan Greene          18                    2                      20

 

Ryan Pride                  8                      10                    18

 

Kennedy Dunn           15                    2                      17

 

Colin O’Brien             8                      5                      13

 

KoKo Avedisian         4                      7                      11

 

Luke Kurtz                  5                      5                      10

 

Thomas Halm              3                      2                      5

 

Will Powell                 3                      1                      4

 

Justin Shockey            1                      1                      2

 

Will Lincoln                2                      –                       2

 

Vinny Steis                 1                      1                      2

 

Chase Christensen       1                      1                      2

 

Brian Menendez          1                      –                       1

 

Joey Tabb                    1                      –                       1

 

Eriksen Johansen         1                      –                       1

 

Will Oliver                  1                      –                       1

 

Jarett Witzal                 1                      –                       1

 

John Geppert               –                       1                      1

 

Will Poston                 –                       1                      1

 

Sam Krauland             –                       1                      1

 

 

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Team Statistics

 

Goals for: 234                                     Goals per game average: 10.63

 

Goals against: 123                               Goals against average: 5.59

 

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Goalie Statistics

 

Sells = Save % = 63.67%                    Sells = Clearing % = 77.06%

 

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Faceoff Statistics (not yet tabulated)

 

The best lesson learned from these numbers is that the 2016 team should have a lot of offense even with the graduation of the Class of 2015. Without statistics, it is hard to make a quantitative observation, but from a qualitative basis, the D will RELOAD.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on May 21, 2015 at 3:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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D-I

 

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 16

Syracuse 15

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jay has transformed into a Phoenix in the post-season.  After losing to Ohio State on April 5, the Jays’ record stood at 4-6.  Since then, Hopkins has reeled off 8 straight wins and they are heading to lacrosse’s final four on Memorial Day weekend.  In their quarterfinal game against Syracuse they were down by one at halftime, but the Blue Jays outscored the Orange 5-1 in the third and had a seemingly comfortable 4 goal lead with a minute remaining in regulation.  Syracuse was able to score three goals in the span of 31 seconds to pull within one but we’re unable to regain possession until just 6 seconds remained.  Hopkins has posted two straight revenge wins over ACC teams and will now face Big Ten and in-state rival Maryland, a team they beat 15-12 in the regular season.  Maryland coasted by North Carolina 14-7.

 

In the other semi-final game, #1 seed Notre Dame will face #4 seed Denver.

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D-III

 

Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 5

Gettysburg 9

The battle of the unbeatens in the D-III tournament saw the Gettysburg Bullets win and move on while the Battling Bishops of OWU saw their 2015 season come to an end with their first loss.  Gettysburg scored 5 straight goals in the first half and held on to win as the teams traded goals over the balance of the contest.

Gettysburg suffered the same fate in the D-III semis, falling to Lynchburg.  Lynchburg and Tufts will play for the D-III title this coming Sunday.

Published in: on May 19, 2015 at 5:49 am  Leave a Comment  
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