MIDWEEK EDITION 11/20

National signing day—8 (9?) Bears to play Division I sports. The 2013 football team awards were announced. Danny Rubin was named a BC hoops captain. Myles Allen, as a freshman, was named to the Liberty league Honorable Mention Team. Chris Hudnut was named the NESCAC Player of the Week.

 

MYLES

National Signing Day—Eight Members of Landon 2014 sign

As the recruiting process will continue, perhaps more Bears will be asked to play at the next level :

  • Brent Bubes, golf, University of Maryland
  • Zac Buller, lacrosse, Jacksonville University
  • Jack Falk, lacrosse, University of Virginia
  • Sam Lynch, lacrosse, Johns Hopkins University
  • Riley McTague, lacrosse, Hobart College
  • Andrew Mitchell, lacrosse, United States Military Academy
  • Sean K. O’Brien, lacrosse, Bucknell University
  • Austin Petty, lacrosse, University of Virginia

It has been reported that Zach Fingerhut had signed to play soccer for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest.

 

FOOTBALL

Bears 2013 Football Honors

MVP                                      Dominique Seagears

Hanker Award                      Kyle Hartman

Linemen of the Year           Jake Harris and Jules Desroches

Special Teams MVP            Brandon Johnson

Lunch Pail                             Justin Cort

 

ALL IAC

 

DB                  Dominique Seagears

RB                  Colton Rupp

LB                   Paul Padalino

DL                   Keith Simms

 

2014 Captains

Johari Johnson

Paul Padalino

Colton Rupp

Thomas Crittenberger

Jamal Francois

 

 

Thoughts on the 2013 Season

 

The Bears’ schedule was daunting; of the nine teams that they faced, eight had rosters of much larger players. That characterization is not likely to change in the future, particularly with the historic Bullis and Prep size advantage and now with heavier players at Episcopal and SSSA. The Bears counter that opponent asset with speed in the O and D backfields as well as athletic linemen/linebackers. The wing T is a great offensive scheme to maximize those positive Bear attributes. Equally, the Bear D relies on an aggressive style which attacks the opponents and uses smarts and speed to defend.

In retrospect, the Bears played well against all of their opponents. All but one of the scores makes it clear how close Landon was to wins in each of their losses. The one game in which the score was not really indicative, Landon was able to restrain their opponent in all but three plays. The MIAA competition was tough; St. Paul’s won its division and the Bears held BL to one of its lowest point totals. Woodberry Forrest lost one game. No other IAC came as close to beating EHS, except Bullis. The Bulldogs from Potomac placed 14 players on the All IAC team.

What could have happened if Landon could have played at full strength—several returning starters (including at least two 2012 All IAC players) were unable to play due to injuries, my informal tallies counted as many as 14 players on the sidelines because they were unable to play and over the course of the season, Coach Padalino inventoried that the injuries totaled 100 game day absences due to injury. THAT’S QUITE A DEFICIT and in spite of that the team did not ever give up.

What about the future? The Bears lose 18 seniors and it will be hard to replace their leadership, energy and talent. Unfortunately, as noted above, the athletic trainers kept several of them off the field all of the season and others for more than a few game. One returning starter was injured in the preseason and come back to suit up for the last few games in a different position. The good news from those absent seniors was that underclassmen had to and did step up.

The offensive line was composed of 5 members of the Class of ’15 and two from ’16. With a wing T, their ability to synchronize their movements and time their blocks allow them to chop down larger opponents; a year of experience will add to their effectiveness for the 2014 season. The running backs with one stellar exception will be back and one of these boys was selected as all IAC. That’s an excellent foundation on which to build.

The defense loses some talent, but again some of the injuries gave more opportunity for ’15 and ’16 players to step up. Also two of the All IAC players on defense will be returning. The play of the boys who are returning with so much experience create much optimism.

 Bear  FB Trax 

Myles was named to the Liberty League Honorable Mention Team

 

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE NOTE

S

Next    GAME
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester
  13 carries 35 yds; 1recpt 8 yds  L Hobart 21-42 <PLAYED
2 PJ Fitzgerald ‘17 Redshirt LB Furman RS
                                 
3 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W&   M
     L Towson 9-15 DNP
4 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond
   W Delaware 46-43 Played
5 Taylor Greene ‘16 78 DL Stetson
    W Jacksonville 24-45 DNP
6 Antoine Hudson ‘15 1 DB Bryant
     L Monmouth 18-21 DNP
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT
    W US Coast Guard Aca. 48-31 DNP
8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson
    Next game 11/23
9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst
  Season ended, NESCAC Co-champs
10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell
    W Georgetown 17-7 DNP
11 Johnny Sharp R‘17 On   roster no number UNLV
    *
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth
   Started W Brown 24-21 <PLAYED
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L
  Started 2/2 PATs, 3 K/Os 45.7 ave L Shenandoah 14-21 <PLAYED
  *no participation  data INJ=injured DNP=did   not play

 

WINTER SPORTS

 

 

HOOPS

Danny Rubin was named Captain of the BC team. Chris was named NESCAC Player of the Week.

BEAR

YEAR

COLLEGE

POSITION and #

GAME(S)

NOTES

Danny Rubin

‘14

Boston College

Guard #31

L UMass 73-86/L Toledo 92-95

Elected Team Captain

Darion Atkins

‘15

UVa

Forward #32

L VCU 59-56//W Davidson70-57//W USNA 67-4213 min.

24 min, 8 rebounds,8 points,2 blks 1 steal// 8min, 4 reb, 1 steal// 13 min, 1 reb, 1 A

Joe McDonald

‘16

GWU

Guard #22

W Maine 108-81//W Manhattan 80-74//W DE State 94-50

Started all 3 games– 21 min, 8 TP, 2 As// 31 min., 2pts,5As, 3 Steals// 17 min, 2pts, 4 reb.,3As.

Chris Hudnut

‘16

Colby

Center #42

W Anna Maria College 83-61

7-14 6-6 21; 8 reb

HOCKEY

 

BEAR YEAR COLLEGE POSITION and # GAME(S) NOTES

Max Greenwald

‘16

Middlebury

Defense #20

T Bowdoin 2-2//W Colby 7-1

1 A//1 A

Sam Anas

’17

Quinnipiac

Forward #7

W Harvard 3-2//Dartmouth 3-1

1 A//–

Ranked #4

Jake Soffer

‘17

RPI

Goalie #1

7-2-2

*

Matt Coster

Cornell Club

Website?

3-5

*

Mike Anderson

‘16

Princeton Club

Defense #9

7-2

*

Sam Kroll

‘17

University of Chicago

Goalie

*

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