BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 02/28/16

bearsnowBear Spring Sports coming out of hibernation

  • Current Bears
    • IAC and Landon Hockey awards
    • Two Bears went to Lehigh Prep Nationals to compete and 1 Bear placed in top 12.
    • Spring teams getting started—volunteers to cover more sports?
  • Bear Trax
    • Quinnipiac takes ECAC crown again
    • GWU battling for NCAA berth
    • Starting spring sport coverage—ANY ONE MISSING???

Current Bears


Team Awards

Fishman Award                    Jack Concannon

MVP Offense                        Mike Soraci

MVP Defense                       Brian Jordan

Coaches Award for leadership and commitment to team

Drennan Greene and Ben Gilbert

IAC Awards

1st team                                  Mike Soraci, Brian Jordan and Patrick Giles

IAC Player of the Year        Mike Soraci



BOTH senior Ben Goodfriend and Brendan Gallagher (’18) qualified for the Lehigh Prep Nationals. Both wrestled well.     Brendan won 3 to make it to the Blood round. Then he lost     to the 3rd place finisher. The sophomore finished in the top 12


1ST game 3/5


1ST game 3/9


1ST game 3/8


1ST game 3/23


1ST game not scheduled


1ST game 3/14


1ST game 3/5




bear track


  • Pro

Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is in 2nd place with a 21-16 record. #5 has played in all games and has averaged 30.5 minutes, 9.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.6 bpg.

Danny Rubin (‘10) Bnei Hertzeliyya11-9, has played in 17 games, averaging 16.1 minutes, 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds.

  • College

Joe McDonald (’12), GWU Colonials are now 21-8. Beat LaSalle was crushed by GDub 90-50 ; Joe had 23 minutes on the floor, 4 pts.,4 reb., 5 assts. They beat the Spiders 73-61with Joe’s 34 minutes, 13 pts., 6 rebs. And 1 asst. Against VCU, not so good, losing 65-69 at home Joe’s 31 minutes, 6points, 1 rebound, 4 assists and 1 steal were not enough.

Chris Hudnut (’11),

Aaron Byrd (’15), Augusta University, 16-10, the Jaguars beat USC-Aiken 90-86 in O/T with Aaron’s 10 minutes and 4 points-1 assist -1 steal. Against Lander, a 82-73 win, the freshman played 9 minutes.


Ice Hockey

  • College

Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, the #1 team 24-2-7, Brown 4-1 and Sam had 1 assist earning his 41st point of this season and continuing his 16 game scoring streak. That game clinched their 2nd consecutive ECAC regular season title. Against their rival, גּale , the Bobcats crushed the Bulldogs 4-1, but the Anas streak ended.


Max Greenwald (’12) assistant captain, Middlebury Panthers 8-10-7). Beat the team formerly known as the Lord Jeffs 3-1 with Max assisting on the opening goal; then beat Hamilton in the NESCAC Q-finals 2-1 in O/T. No stats yet; onto the NESCAC semi’s.

Connor Meike, Williams Ephman (18-5-2), but Connor has not been medically cleared to play yet—do they have medical redshirts in NESCAC?

  • Juniors

Jack Barton , Northern Junior Cyclones,25-15-1 (Commit Skidmore) 34 GP, 7G, 21 A

Chris Javens, Portland Jr. Pirates, 13-27-0 (Commit Skidmore) has played 15 games with 1G and 1A and 49 PIMs.

Christian Meike, now with the Waterloo Black Hawks (Michigan commit), has played in 38 games (with two teams) and has 2 Gs and 7 As.

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team has a 20-20 record Alex has 14 G and 14 A in 41 games; Trevor in 36 games has 2 G and 10 A.

  • Club

Thanks to Facebook, it was learned that Vincent Kindfuller has been playing intra MIT club hockey for the Navy ROTC and the team has been winning:

Vincent Kindfuller MIT Navy hockey



Their campuses are 110 miles apart and they travel over a thousand miles to play in West Palm Beach, not cheap but smart


Jack Bolen, Riley McTague, Rupp,

Koko Avedisian and Marshall Peters

(BLTF by John Nichols will report the result)

Diamond Trax Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever.  2-3 team record.

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College pitcher . Team season has not yet begun

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College

Andrew Kvasnicka, (2015) , Swarthmore College

Garrett Zoukis, (2015) , University of Cincinnati, the Bearcats are 0-4 so far.

Tennis Trax

Alex Reinke (2014), Southern Methodist University, transfer???


Golf Trax

Ralph Blasey (2014), Davidson College

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College Despite wins from Mike Blasey and Jack Lang, the Wildcats fell to George Mason in the consolation match, 3.5-2.5.

Walter Egloff, (2015) , Loyola University Maryland

 Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower (2014), Kenyon Lords.

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags.

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina  

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats,

Please forward links to teams where any other Bears are playing any SPRING Sport at the college level, including club teams.



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