New Senior and republished profiles, the Jacoby Tennis Cup plus a teaser

TEASER, list of the members of the Class of 2011 who will be playing at the next level will be posted soon:

DECEMBER 1991, the Corcoran Art Gallery, Holiday Party,the Landon Bears Bell players,a motley crew of mostly offensive lineman was asked to entertain the guests of the Gallery. A father was listening to them and was impressed with the extreme concentration of these rhythmically challenged students trying to ring their bell at the precise moment called for by the score (musical). The father went to the bar, to relieve his nerves. The gentleman serving him a drink explained to the stranger that “these boys are not sissies, they are athletes”. Most of the bell players earned Varsity letters on the college level. 

In honor of that astute observation about the multi-faceted nature of Bears, BSN will post a list of the members of the Class of 2011 who will continue their athletic careers at the next level.  That compendium will FEATURE their other accomplishments at Landon.

The article is still being researched; so input as to the members of the Class of 2011 who will be on the fields of competition and would be appreciated. More importantly, any information about their other achievements would be appreciated.

Contest– guess how many of the 78 members (hopefully) of the Class of 2100 are expected to play varsity sports for their college. The results will be published, soon.

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The Jacoby Tennis Cup

Landon’s tennis traditions are long and deep in terms of their significance to the school. Much of that has to do with the quintessential teacher/mentor/coach, Mac Jacoby. To foster that history and in a live demonstration of Bear Tracks, Pat Guarnieri and others call alums back to campus and pair them with the young Bears. This year’s competition (see below photo with the mentor in the middle) was won by Mark Dichiara (’99) and Nicky Talwar with Robert “Moose” Cobb (’78) and Hollis McLoughlin. :

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KEVIN KEEGAN varsity Football, Wrestling and Golf

 

1. senior project
Model Senate
2. best academic experience
Finishing Humanities
3. best Landon non-sports, non-academic experience
Working Riddles Griddle senior year
4. best moment in a Landon jersey
Beating Prep in Football
5. college next year
The University of Alabama
6. sport(s) there
none
7. sport to sport most difficult transition- what change from one sport to another disrupts your body, schedule or head the most
Football to wrestling because of the excessive weight loss and extreme practices
8. opponent that you want to beat the most in what sport
• individual and/or
• team
Prep in Football
9. most exhausting practice regime among your sports
Wrestling. Not even close
10. most demanding coach– learned the most
Mr. Bordley is the most demanding because he wants the best out of you on every single play
11. most demanding teacher from whom you learned the most
Mr. Gordon
12. hours spent on academic and athletic matters at Landon during a typical in season day
5 hours
13. how many varsity letters will you have on graduation
7
14. funniest moment on a Landon field, court, rink, pool, track (including XC) or golf course
The golf trip to Alabama junior year where we had to listen to Evan Levent complain the entire time
15. interesting outside activity
Canning my own home made jam

An avid fan of BSN pointed out that the WordPress technology cut off much of the Pearce Minshall profile (no, it was not his parents!); here are all of his answers.

PEARCE MINSHALL varsity football, hockey and lacrosse

1.   senior project

working for my dad in commercial real estate

2.   best academic experience

the humanities course we took as juniors

3.   best Landon non-sports, non-academic experience

Anytime I’m hanging out with my friends

4.   best moment in a Landon jersey

winning state championship in hockey

5.   college next year

Boston College

6.   sport(s) there

to be determined.

7.   sport to sport most difficult transition- what change from one sport to

another disrupts your body, schedule or head

 the most hockey to lacrosse is the hardest just making the transition from skates to feet.

8.    opponent that you want to beat the most in what sport

.         individual and/or

.         team

gonzaga and prep. any time we play those guys I do not want to lose.

9.  most exhausting practice regime among your sports

football, those practices can seem all day especially with two a days.

10.   most demanding coach– learned the most

Coach Bordley just having him in two sports has taught me the most about football and lacrosse as well as life lessons for later in life.

11.   most demanding teacher  from whom you learned the most

Mr. Mora was probably the hardest teacher I had at Landon, maybe Ms. Lamont also, Spanish is a tough subject for me.

12.  hours spent on academic and athletic matters at Landon during a typical in season day

2 hours of homework a day, most of that done during study halls and lunch during the day. Athletic time: too much to calculate between off season workouts and such

13. how many varsity letters will you have on graduation

7 varsity letters

14. funniest moment on a Landon field, court, rink,pool, track (including XC) or golf course

 it was pretty interesting having Mark Kovler as a lacrosse coach this spring, he brought a lot of humor to the field.

15.  interesting outside activity

I enjoy going on boats and plan on spending a lot of time on one before I head of to Chestnut Hill MA next year

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