BearLaxTraxFax—Conference Tournaments and Honors, Regular Season Wrap Up and NCAA Tourney Preview.

BLTF 050315– by John Nichols

HONORS—Ryan Curtis, Landon ’96 of Vermont named America East Coach of the Year

Ryan Curtis, Landon 1996

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  • High School All American, Landon 1996
  • NCAA D-I All American, 2nd Team, Virginia 1998
  • ALL ACC , Virginia 1999
  • NCAA D-I All American, 1st Team, Virginia 1999
  • Schmeisser Cup, Virginia 1999
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team, Virginia 1999
  • NCAA D-I Men’s Lacrosse Champions, Virginia 1999
  • ALL ACC, Virginia 2000
  • NCAA D-I All American, 1st Team, Virginia 2000
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team, Virginia 2000
  • 50th Anniversary All ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team, 2002
  • 5 Time MLL All Star
  • MLL Defensive Player of the Year, 2003
  • AMERICA EAST COACH OF THE YEAR, VERMONT, 2015

Charlie Schnider, Landon ’11 named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference 2nd Team.

BEARS VS. BEARS

Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 7

Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11) 11

Princeton got revenge on Cornell after having lost to the Big Red in the teams’ final regular season game last week. Marshall had 3 ground balls for Cornell in the loss. Princeton’s win placed them in the Ivy League Tournament Championship game against Yale.

 

OTHER GAMES AND TOURNAMENT NOTES

 

America East Conference

 

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)13

Stony Brook 16

The Catamounts season came to an end as Vermont lost to Stony Brook in the semi-finals of the America East Conference tournament. Stony Brook went on to face the Albany Great Danes and Albany trounced the Seawolves to earn the AE AQ.

 

Big Ten

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 14

Penn State 9

Johns Hopkins continued their late season charge. The Blue Jays were the #1 seed in the Big Ten tournament, but likely needed to win it all to make the NCAA tournament. The Jays gave themselves the chance they needed, easily downing Penn State in the Big Ten semis.

 

In the other semi-final game, Ohio State downed Maryland as Maryland’s late-season struggles continued. Maryland earned an at-large bid, so there season continues.

 

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 13

Ohio State 6

OSU’s offense and defense that looked so solid in the semis against Maryland posed no real problems for Hopkins as the Blue Jays did what they had to do to make the NCAA tournament. JHU locked up the Big Ten AQ and Ohio State sat on the  right side of the bubble getting the privilege of playing Duke in the first round.

 

Colonial Athletic Association

 

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 8

Massachusetts 9

Fairfield was the host and #1 seed for the CAA tournament but they fell to UMass, effectively ending the Stags’ season. Fairfield scored three goals in a span of 1:10 near the game’s end, but UMass won the final face off with 58 seconds remaining and successfully ran out the clock.

 

Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 8

Towson 11

Drexel downed Towson last week, but Towson was able to turn the tables on them in the CAA Semis. Towson scored 3 straight goals in a five minute span from the end of the third quarter to the 10:21 mark in the fourth to put enough space between the teams to ensure the win. The loss marks the end of Drexel’s 2015 campaign

Towson went on to down UMass 9-8 to earn the CAA’s tournament, qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

Northeast Conference

 

Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 11

Bryant 8

Hobart’s loss effectively ends their season. Bryant went on to beat St. Joseph’s in the tournament final.

Regular Season Games

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 7

Syracuse 9

Syracuse dominated almost every statistical category in the game, but Colgate’s goalie, Brandon Burke of Bullis, managed to post 14 saves to keep the Raiders in the game. Both teams have already earned post-season bids by winning their respective conference tournaments.

 

Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 9

Army 8

Patrick scored one goal for the Middies as Navy wrapped up their 2015 season. Patrick ended the season as the top point producer for Navy on the strength of his team leading assists total. Patrick also led the team with 3 EMO goals this year.

 

NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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D-III

 

Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 6

Ursinus 8

Dickinson saw their season come to an end at the hands of Ursinus in the Centennial Conference semi-finals. The Red Devils led 5-4 heading into the final quarter, but Ursinus found their offense, scoring 3 goals in the first five minutes of the fourth and then held Dickinson to just one goal in the final frame.

Ursinus went on to face Gettysburg, and like the 16 teams that played Gettysburg earlier in the year, they lost.

NCAA D-III TOURNAMENT

Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) is the only D-III team with Landon alums on the roster to make the NCAA D-III Tournament this year. The Battling Bishops were undefeated this year, winning both the regular season and league tournament. The NCAA tournament will start on Wednesday, May 6 when OWU hosts Carthage, the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) regular season, but not the tournament (AQ) champion. The D-III Championship game will be played Sunday, May 24 in Philadelphia.

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