BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 09/20/15










Lots of interesting Bear News—current players and alumni.










“I’m so proud of Clayton and Noah,” said head varsity water polo Coach Walt Bartman, who is also chair of Landon’s Visual Arts Department. “Playing water polo can be a big time commitment, and these boys have learned how to balance that with academics… and excelled at both. This award is especially significant because USA Water Polo demands that you qualify for Junior Olympics, so you have to have a high grade point average and be an extremely good water polo player.”

To qualify for the honor, Noah played water polo in the Junior Olympics in the summer of 2014, while Clayton competed this summer. The boys also had to earn a minimum 3.6 out of 4.0 grade point average (GPA). With 4.0 GPAs (equating to 93 percent and above), Clayton and Noah earned special acknowledgement as “Outstanding Achievers,” the highest level of recognition.

What Bartman finds most remarkable is that the boys participate in a sport that often entails lengthy travel, regularly involves six games in a single weekend, and twice a week requires them to rise by 5:30 a.m. for practice before school. According to Clayton and Noah, all the hard work has certainly been worth it, especially because of the strong relationships they have forged.

“We’re on the road a lot, there are a lot of games, and it’s pretty intense, but there is a lot of camaraderie,” Clayton said. “I’ve developed a friend group that I will have forever.”

“[The guys on the water polo team] are the kids I’m closest with at Landon,” Noah agreed. “We spend every minute together at school and travel in packs. And Mr. Bartman is fun to be around — his office in the art studio is pretty much our lounge.”

In addition to these academics and athletics achievements, Clayton and Noah also find time to cultivate their interests in the arts. Clayton is a talented painter who took Bartman’s class for three years. Noah is an accomplished singer-songwriter-guitarist who leads Landon’s “Coffeehouse,” and he frequently records and performs live both on campus and at clubs and other venues outside the White Rocks.

Since last week, the Bears defeated Gilman 9-6, MSJ 11-6, Whitman 17-6 and Gilman 11-10 for a 2nd victory.






Myles Allen (’12) University of Rochester Yellow Jackets defeated Alfred State 61-0 with the Bear alum carrying 7 times for 50 yards.

Justin Cort (’14) and the Swanee Tigers lost to Birmingham Southern 3-21. Justin with fellow Bears Rallo and Gagnon.

Cort.Rallo. JackGagnon










Jules Desroches (’14) the Kenyon Lords beat Hiram College 34-17 with Jules contributing a solo and an assist tackles.

Anthony Fullum (’14) and the William & Mary Tribe lost a close one against UVa 29-35. The early stats do not include W&M defensive stats or participation.

Johari Johnson (’15) Endicott College Gulls, lost to St. Lawrence 9-34. He started and carried 4 times for 8 yards as well as catching 1 pass for 20 yards.

Obai Kamara (’13), Davidson Wildcats had a bye week.

Vince Kindfuller (’12) The Engineers lost to RPI 7-42. Vince played and was recorded with a tackle.

Paul Padalino (’15) Richmond Spiders, beat VMI 42-10.

Spencer Rauh (‘14) Stetson Hatters have a bye.

Dominick Seagears (’15) Trinity College Bantams, where he is #15 (see below) play on September 26.








Kolby Williams (’15) Richmond Spiders beat VMI 42-10 and Kolby played and assisted on a tackle.

Walter Spak, UCLA cheerleader


walter spak at ucla








Walter is on the bottom left.

Ice Hockey

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor Wolf (’15) both played for the Sugarland Imperials in the first game of the season, a 3-0 win over the Louisiana Drillers. Trevor was +2 and Alex +1.




Thanks to Mark Witzal for keeping up on the news sources, according to the one lax guru, who actually appears to watch all of the relevant games, Ty Zanders, here are Bears of the 2015 Class who are projected on Recruiting Rundown to be top performers soon:


  • #1 Goalie Hunter Sell: / Landon (Md.) / Johns Hopkins

Pledging to the Blue Jays as a rising junior, the three-year starter saved his best for last, helping Landon to a 20-2 championship season with phenomenal shot-stopping skills and leadership qualities. Poised, battle-tested and confident, he has what it takes to contend in a wide open race for the starting job, working with new JHU volunteer assistant Larry Quinn, considered by many to be the greatest keeper of all-time.

  • # 12. Faceoff Specialist Jarett Witzal / Landon (Md.) / Bucknell
  • #15 Attackman Colton Rupp/Landon/Cornell

From a Cornell vs. Alumni scrimmage, two of the three Landon Bears now Cornell Bears, Jack Bolen and Colton Rupp:











Garrett Pan Lehigh Mountain Hawks club, there is no site for the group this year.

Jack Sears (’13) Colby Mules played against Maine Farmington on Friday, but no results were posted.

David Spiritos (’13) Northwestern Wildcats Rugby Union, but the web page is still showing the spring status.




Nick Diaz, Scott Powell (both L’13) and Taylor Diaz (’15) Allegheny College Gators tied Baldwin Wallace 1-1. Nick started and got off 1 shot. Scott started. Against Penn State Behrend, the Gators lost 3-4with Nick and Scott starting.

Richard Huber (’12), Swanee Tigers, started against Maryville, but his team lost 0-1.

Water Polo

Aiden Kelso (‘13) Connecticut Camels team lost to #3 MIT 6-14. Junior Henry McMillan (New York, N.Y.; pictured[below] far left with classmates left-to-right Alec Ifshin, Aidan Kelso and Karan Das Grande) erupted with three goals, four steals and one field block to lead the Camels (0-1) in the setback.








Have a great week and GO BEARS!!!


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