Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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There is still snow on the ground, but lacrosse is back. There are so many Bears to trax that John Nichols provides BSN with a weekly summary of how all of those Landon alumni are contributing to their college teams.



The 2015 NCAA Lacrosse season has gotten under way. On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted 6 more weeks of winter, but on Sunday, with the first face-off of the 2015 NCAA D-I lacrosse season, SPRING ARRIVED! That first game saw High Point down Delaware (Philip Pena, Taylor Valencia) 15-10.

More games on the way this coming weekend, including the first Bears vs. Bears match as Delaware (Philip Pena and Taylor Valencia) face Bucknell (Sean O’Brien).

We will be following the exploits and accomplishments of the 22 Bears playing for 14 different D-I teams and the 6 playing for 6 different D-III teams this year. UVA, bereft of Bears a few short years ago, now features 4 Landon grads on the roster and Princeton, which featured four Bears on the field last year, now has but one. Justin Murphy has transitioned from being one of the top face-off forces in the Ivy League to an undergrad assistant coach for the Tigers. Two other schools—Cornell and Penn—feature 3 former Landon standouts each.

There will be a total of 189 D-I games played this season by teams with Bears as players or coaches and 27 of those games will be Bears vs. Bears tilts. Then there will be league and NCAA tournament games added on at season’s end. D-III play will feature 87 games by teams with Bears on their rosters, including a pair of Bears vs. Bears contests.

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