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(2) the transitive math principle not appropriate for sports;

(3) proof of the fact that polls do not really make sense= more than a few polls did not include several teams highly rated by others;

(4) there may be errors in copying the poll #s and math–

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2016 – 17

Boys Lacrosse National Rankings

SOS

Strength of Schedule

OFF

Offense

DEF

Defense

POW

Power

1

  • SOS: 18
  • POW: 18
  • OFF: 22
  • DEF: 11

Landon School

Gaithersburg, MD 21 – 0 – 0

2

  • SOS: 14
  • POW: 14
  • OFF: 22
  • DEF: 11

Darien

Darien, CT 23 – 0 – 0

3

  • SOS: 18
  • POW: 18
  • OFF: 21
  • DEF: 12

Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 17 – 2 – 0

4

  • SOS: 17
  • POW: 17
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 11

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 15 – 1 – 0

5

  • SOS: 19
  • POW: 19
  • OFF: 22
  • DEF: 11

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 17 – 4 – 0

6

  • SOS: 14
  • POW: 14
  • OFF: 21
  • DEF: 11

Cherry Creek

Greenwood Village, CO 18 – 1 – 0

7

  • SOS: 17
  • POW: 17
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 11

Hill Academy

Concord, ON 17 – 1 – 0

8

  • SOS: 16
  • POW: 16
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 10

Delbarton

Morristown, NJ 21 – 1 – 0

9

  • SOS: 16
  • POW: 16
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 11

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 13 – 2 – 0

10

  • SOS: 16
  • POW: 16
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 11

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 18 – 3 – 0

11

  • SOS: 16
  • POW: 16
  • OFF: 18
  • DEF: 11

Melville

East Setauket, NY 20 – 2 – 0

12

  • SOS: 13
  • POW: 13
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 9

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 21 – 0 – 0

13

  • SOS: 16
  • POW: 16
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 10

Avon Old Farms

Avon, CT 14 – 2 – 0

14

  • SOS: 12
  • POW: 12
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 9

Severna Park

Severna Park, MD 20 – 0 – 0

15

  • SOS: 14
  • POW: 14
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 9

Saint Ignatius

San Francisco, CA 17 – 2 – 0

16

  • SOS: 15
  • POW: 15
  • OFF: 22
  • DEF: 7

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 22 – 2 – 0

17

  • SOS: 18
  • POW: 18
  • OFF: 21
  • DEF: 9

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 17 – 6 – 0

18

  • SOS: 19
  • POW: 19
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 10

Boys’ Latin

Baltimore, MD 13 – 6 – 0

19

  • SOS: 15
  • POW: 15
  • OFF: 18
  • DEF: 11

Bridgewater-Raritan

Bridgewater, NJ 17 – 1 – 0

20

  • SOS: 18
  • POW: 18
  • OFF: 19
  • DEF: 11

Chaminade

Mineola, NY 10 – 4 – 0

21

  • SOS: 12
  • POW: 12
  • OFF: 18
  • DEF: 12

La Salle

Wyndmoor, PA 21 – 2 – 0

22

  • SOS: 13
  • POW: 13
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 9

Lambert

Suwanee, GA 20 – 2 – 0

23

  • SOS: 13
  • POW: 13
  • OFF: 19
  • DEF: 10

Lincoln-Sudbury

Sudbury, MA 17 – 1 – 0

24

  • SOS: 14
  • POW: 14
  • OFF: 20
  • DEF: 10

Culver Military

Culver, IN 26 – 4 – 0

25

 

Boys Lacrosse Rankings

SOS

Strength of Schedule

OFF

Offense

DEF

Defense

POW

Power

1

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Culver Military

Culver, IN 21 – 1 – 0

Result: Previous: 1. Culver ended the season hoisting the trophy at the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship with a 9-5 win over the Haverford School (Pa.). The Fords were the only team that had defeated Culver this year – a double-overtime game back in late March. Culver finishes the year with five Super 25 victories, plus a win over a talented Everest Academy (Ont.) team.

2

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Landon School

Gaithersburg, MD 21 – 0 – 0

Result: Previous: 2. The Bears closed out the year against IAC rival Bullis, claiming the conference championship. Joey Epstein (Johns Hopkins) put up six goals and two assists, while Nate Buller (Navy) scored five goals in the win. Draw specialist Justin Shockey (Navy) controlled the face-offs as usual. Landon has Super 25 wins over Brunswick, Bullis (twice) and St. Ignatius Prep.

3

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Hill Academy

Concord, ON 15 – 1 – 0

Result: Previous: 3. The Hill Academy took home the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals title on May 30, taking down Georgetown Prep (Md.) 12-6. It gave another Super 25 victory to the Pride, who also earned win over the Christ School (N.C.) at the event. Brodie Merrill’s team has lost just twice in its last three seasons.

4

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 15 – 1 – 0

Result: Previous: 4. The Bruins closed out their schedule on May 20 with a 13-5 win over the Berkshire School (Mass.). Brunswick ends the year with three wins over current Super 25 opponents.

5

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Darien

Darien, CT 23 – 0 – 0

Result: Previous: 5. Darien ran away with its fifth consecutive Connecticut Class L state title on June 10, downing Cheshire (Conn.) 16-3. It gives the program its fifth consecutive state title and its 54th straight win. Kevin Lindley (Loyola) scored four times in victory.

6

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 17 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 7. The Cardinals captured their first MIAA A Conference title since 2012 with an impressive run through the regular season and then the postseason, culminating with a 12-6 win over No. 7 McDonogh (Md.) on John Hopkins’ Homewood Field May 25. Brendan Curry (Syracuse) scored four times and added two assists in the win. Calvert Hall finishes the year undefeated in the vaunted MIAA.

7

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 17 – 4 – 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Eagles fell 12-6 to No. 6 Calvert Hall in the finals of the MIAA A Conference championship held at Johns Hopkins University. The Eagles end the year with wins over the likes of No. 16 Haverford School (Pa.), No. 10 Bullis (Md.), No. 18 Boys’ Latin, Chaminade (N.Y.) and Gonzaga (D.C.).

8

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 21 – 0 – 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Seahawks had to overcome a 5-1 deficit in the New York State Class C state championship, and they did it, ultimately outlasting Jamesville-DeWitt 11-9 to claim the program’s third consecutive state title. Senior attackman Ian Laviano (Virginia) finishes the year with 68 goals and 39 assists, while Matt Licciardi (Cornell) totaled 24 goals and 65 assists.

9

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Delbarton

Morristown, NJ 21 – 1 – 0

Result: Previous: 9. The Green Wave won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title on June 10, downing Moorestown 15-9 in an impressive end to the year. Luca Tria (Cornell), Michael Long and Matt Campbell each scored three times in the win, which represents Delbarton and Chuck Ruebling’s sixth TOC title.

10

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 18 – 3 – 0

Result: Previous: 11. Bullis fell 18-7 to current No. 2 Landon (Md.) in the IAC championship on May 12. The Bulldogs finish the year with only losses to Landon (two) and McDonogh on their resume. They own wins over the likes of Gonzaga (D.C.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), two victories over No. 23 Georgetown Prep (Md.), Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.).

11

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 12 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 12. IMG Academy dismantled the Christ School (N.C.) 26-9 at the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals in Washington D.C., but then in the semifinals were edged 13-12 by Georgetown Prep (Md.), No. 23 in this week’s rankings. The Ascenders losses this year came to the Hoyas and No. 3 Hill Academy, each just by one goal.

12

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 14 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Big Green survived an overtime battle to end the year, edging Phillips Exeter (N.H.) 9-8 on May 20. Deerfield closes out the year with only one loss to New England West competition – an 11-6 setback to No. 4 Brunswick (Conn.) to begin the year.

13

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Avon Old Farms

Avon, CT 15 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Winged Beavers picked up a Super 25 win on May 20, taking down No. 14 Salisbury School (Conn.) 16-8. Ending the year in strong fashion, Avon rolled to a 19-10 win over Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) on May 24.

14

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Salisbury School

Salisbury, CT 12 – 5 – 0

Result: Previous: 15. The Crimson Knights played a brutal stretch in the previous weeks, facing three consecutive Super 25 opponents – Brunswick, Deerfield and Avon – and falling to each of them. But Salisbury righted one of its early wrongs, earning an 8-4 win over Choate (Conn.) on May 24 to end the year and to avenge one of its losses.

15

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

La Salle

Wyndmoor, PA 21 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 6. The Explorers were upended in one of the more significant upsets in the history of the PIAA tournament. La Salle was edged 8-6 in a state quarterfinal battle. The Explorers finish the year with Super 25 wins over No. 16 Haverford (Pa.) and No. 20 Malvern Prep (Pa.).

16

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Haverford

Haverford, PA 16 – 7 – 0

Result: Previous: 16. The Fords upended No. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 13-10 in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship on May 19. But then Haverford fell to No. 1 Culver Academy (Ind.), and the Eagles exacted revenge on the Fords for the double-overtime loss in late March. Culver downed Haverford 9-5 in the finale. The Fords end the year with six Super 25 wins on their resume and were the only team to beat Culver.

17

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Episcopal Academy

Merion Station, PA 11 – 5 – 0

Result: Previous: 17. The Churchmen gave No. 1 Culver Academy all it could handle in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championships, falling 6-5 in a battle. All but one of Episcopal’s losses this season came to Super 25 teams.

18

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Boys’ Latin

Baltimore, MD 13 – 6 – 0

Result: Previous: 18. The Lakers fell to No. 7 McDonogh 11-8 in the MIAA A Conference semifinals in a back-and-forth contest.

19

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Saint Ignatius

San Francisco, CA 19 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 19. The Wildcats finished the year as champions of the WCAL, capping the season with a 9-4 win over rival Bellarmine Prep (Calif.). It was another impressive year for the West Coast power, which owns wins over Chaminade (N.Y.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Garden City (N.Y.) and Texas High School Lacrosse League Division 1 champion Dallas Jesuit.

20

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 17 – 6 – 0

Result: Previous: 20. The Friars fell in their third matchup of the year against rival and No. 16 Haverford School (Pa.) to end the season. In the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship, Malvern was upended 13-10 by the Fords. The Friars losses this year came only to current Super 25 teams.

21

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

New Hampton

New Hampton, NH 14 – 0 – 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Huskies finished out the year undefeated, capping their season with a 14-5 win over Brewster Academy (N.H.) in the Lakes Regions championship.

22

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Georgetown Prep

North Bethesda, MD 14 – 6 – 0

Result: Previous: 23. The Hoyas jump into the Super 25 thanks to a strong showing in the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals taking place right in their backyard. They pulled off a big upset, taking down No. 11 IMG Academy (Fla.) 13-12 in overtime in the semifinals. In the finale, the Hoyas were outlasted 12-6 by No. 3-ranked Hill Academy (Ont.).

23

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Melville

East Setauket, NY 20 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: 25. The Patriots pulled off a comeback for the ages, scoring four goals in less than two minutes to rally from behind and tie the New York State Class A championship with just seconds on the clock. In overtime, Matt Grillo sunk the game winner as the extra frame came to a close, lifting Ward Melville to the program’s ninth state title. The Patriots finished the year with a 15-game win streak.

24

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Avon Grove

West Grove, PA 23 – 2 – 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. Avon Grove pulled off a 5-4 double-overtime win over Conestoga in the PIAA championship, avenging a 14-12 loss to the Pioneers earlier in the year. Zach Augustine scored the game winner to lift the Red Devils to their first state title.

25

  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Conestoga

Berwyn, PA 22 – 4 – 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Pioneers lost to Avon Grove (Pa.) 5-4 in double overtime in the PIAA championship on June 10. Tommy Sopko (Bucknell) scored twice in the loss for Conestoga.

 

 

 

June 20, 2017

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1 Landon (Md.) 21-0 1 Season complete (IAC champion)
2 Darien (Conn.) 23-0 2 Season complete (Class L champion)
3 Culver Academy (Ind.) 21-1 3 Season complete
4 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 21-0 4 Season complete (Class C champion)
5 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 19-2 5 Season complete (WCAL champion)
6 Delbarton (N.J.) 21-1 6 Season compete (NJSIAA Non-Public A champion/TOC winner)
7 Calvert Hall (Md.) 17-2 7 Season complete (MIAA-A champion)
8 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 20-2 8 Season complete (Class A champion)
9 McDonogh (Md.) 17-4 9 Season complete (MIAA runner-up)
10 Chaminade (N.Y.) 11-4 10 Season complete (CHSAA AAA Champ)
11 Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 21-2 11 Season complete (Class C runner-up)
12 La Salle College High (Pa.) 21-2 12 Season complete
13 Bullis (Md.) 18-3 13 Season complete (IAC runner-up)
14 Severna Park (Md.) 20-0 14 Season complete (MPSAA 4A/3A champion)
15 Victor (N.Y.) 19-3 15 Season complete (Class B champion)
16 Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 19-1 16 Season complete (Division I state champion)
17 Pittsford (N.Y.) 19-2 17 Season complete (Class A runner-up)
18 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 15-4 18 Season complete
19 Haverford School (Pa.) 16-7 19 Season complete
20 Boys’ Latin (Md.) 14-5 20 Season complete
21 Avon Grove (Pa.) 23-2 21 Season complete (PIAA 3A champion)
22 Yorktown (N.Y.) 17-5 22 Season complete (Class B runner-up)
23 Conestoga (Pa.) 22-4 23 Season complete (PIAA 3A runner-up)
24 Manhasset (N.Y.) 15-2 24 Season complete
25 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 17-1 25 Season complete
Also considered: Massapequa (N.Y.), Malvern Prep (Pa.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), Moorestown (N.J.), Cherry Creek (Colo.)

 

 

1 Severna Park MD 21-0 38.2 17.4
2 Darien CT 25-0 37.6 16.6
3 Landon (Bethesda) VA 25-0 37.4 21.9
4 La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) CA 18-2 37.1 21.8
5 Calvert Hall (Baltimore) MD 17-2 37.0 24.9
6 Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village) CO 18-1 36.2 16.0
7 Delbarton (Morristown) NJ 24-1 35.6 17.9
8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) FL 22-1 35.6 14.5
9 Culver Academies (Culver) IN 18-3 34.5 22.4
10 Lincoln-Sudbury (Sudbury) MA 21-1 34.2 16.9
11 McDonogh (Owings Mills) MD 16-4 33.9 24.7
12 Middle Creek (Apex) NC 22-0 33.7 11.2
13 Victor NY 19-3 33.4 17.4
14 Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater) NJ 17-2 33.2 20.4
15 Moorestown NJ 21-3 32.8 17.0
16 Ridgewood NJ 20-5 32.6 21.5
17 Lambert (Suwanee) GA 20-2 32.5 16.7
18 Lassiter (Marietta) GA 19-4 32.4 17.7
19 St. Ignatius (San Francisco) CA 20-2 32.4 18.8
20 Torrey Pines (San Diego) CA 17-5 32.4 23.6
21 Cold Spring Harbor NY 23-0 31.9 13.1
22 IMG Academy (Bradenton) FL 19-1 31.5 17.2
23 Loyola (Los Angeles) CA 20-4 31.5 18.0
24 Salesianum (Wilmington) DE 16-2 31.0 13.8
25 East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids) MI 20-1 31.0 11.5

 

Under Armour/IL Top 25 High School Power Rankings

1) Darien (Conn.), 23-0 2) Landon (Md.), 21-0 3) Culver Academy (Ind.), 21-1 4) Brunswick School (Conn.), 15-1 5) Hill Academy (Ont.), 15-1 6) Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 21-0 7) Delbarton (N.J.), 21-1 8) Calvert Hall (Md.), 17-2 9) Ward Melville (N.Y.), 20-2 10) St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 19-2 11) Bullis (Md.), 18-3 12) McDonogh (Md.), 15-3 13) Victor (N.Y.), 19-3 14) Lincoln Sudbury (Mass.), 17-1 15) Deerfield Academy (Mass.), 14-2 16) IMG National (Fla.), 12-2 17) Boys’ Latin (Md.), 13-6 18) Severna Park (Md.), 19-0 19) Avon Grove (Pa.), 23-2 20) Pittsford (N.Y.), 19-2 21) Avon Old Farms (Conn.), 14-2 22) Chaminade (N.Y.), 10-4 23) Haverford School (Pa.), 16-7 24) Cherry Creek (Colo.), 18-1 25) Conestoga (Pa.), 22-4

 

1 Landon MD 21-0 98 1
2 Darien CT 22-0 95 3
3 Culver Academy IN 21-1 94 2
4 Cold Spring Harbor NY 20-0 81 4
5 Calvert Hall MD 17-2 77 5
6 Delbarton NJ 20-1 75 6
7 McDonogh MD 17-4 66 7
8 Hill Academy CN 15-1 66 8
9 Brunswick School CT 15-1 62 9
10 St. Ignatius Prep CA 19-2 61 10
11 Bullis MD 18-3 55 11
12 Ward Melville NY 19-2 52 12
13 Severna Park MD 20-0 35 13
14 Haverford School PA 16-7 33 14
15 Victor NY 18-3 32 28
16 Avon Grove PA 22-2 26 29
17 LaSalle College PA 21-2 25 17
18 Deerfield MA 14-2 25 18
19 IMG National FL 12-1 25 19
20 Jamesville-DeWitt NY 21-1 24 15
21 Boys’ Latin MD 13-6 23 21
22 Pittsford NY 19-1 22 22
23 Lincoln-Sudbury MA 17-1 22 25
24 Chaminade NY 11-4 20 20
25 Avon Old Farms CT 15-2 18 23
26 Salisbury CT 12-5 12 26
27 Cherry Creek CO 18-1 12 27
28 Conestoga PA 22-3 11 16
29 Episcopal Academy PA 11-5 9 30
30 Smithtown East NY 15-4 8 24
31 Malvern Prep PA 17-6 6 32
32 New Hampton NH 14-0 5 33
33 Georgetown Prep MD 14-6 4 35
34 Yorktown NY 17-4 4 38
35 Manhasset NY 14-3 2 34
36 Bridgewater-Raritan NJ 17-1 1 36

 

 

  1. Landon (Md.), 21-0 | Previously: No. 1 Last Two Weeks: beat Bullis (Md.) 18-7 Season Complete – IAC Champions
  2. Culver (Ind.), 21-1 | Previously: No. 2 Last Two Weeks: beat Glenbrook North (Ill.) 20-2, Penn Charter (Pa.) 17-7, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 6-5, Haverford (Pa.) 9-5 Season Complete – Midwest Challenge & Inter-Ac Invitational Champions
  3. Darien (Conn.), 18-0 | Previously: No. 3 Last Two Weeks: Beat Trinity Catholic (Conn.) 21-4, Greenwich (Conn.) 12-8, Stamford (Conn.) 22-2, Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.) 14-0, Wilton (Conn.) 17-3 This Week: 5/25 vs. Ridgefield (Conn.)
  4. Brunswick (Conn.), 15-1 | Previously: No. 7 Last Two Weeks: beat Avon Old Farms (Conn.) 13-5, Salisbury (Conn.) 12-9, Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) 13-10, Berkshire (Mass.) 13-5 Season Complete – New England West I Champions
  5. Hill Academy (Ont.), 12-1 | Previously: No. 4 Last Two Weeks: Idle This Week: 5/28 vs. Lawrenceville (N.J.)
  6. Calvert Hall (Md.), 16-2 | Previously: No. 8 Last Two Weeks: beat St. Paul’s (Md.) 8-3, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 9-8, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 12-8 This Week: 5/25 vs. McDonogh (Md.)
  7. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 17-0 | Previously: No. 5 Last Two Weeks: beat Lynbrook (N.Y.) 17-9, Wheatley (N.Y.) 17-5, North Shore (N.Y.) 15-8 This Week: 5/30 vs. Lynbrook (N.Y.) / Locust Valley (N.Y.) winner
  8. McDonogh (Md.), 17-3 | Previously: No. 13 Last Two Weeks: beat Spalding (Md.) 11-4, Gilman (Md.) 16-9, St. Mary’s (Md.) 22-6, Boys’ Latin (Md.) 11-8 This Week: 5/25 vs. Calvert Hall (Md.)
  9. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 19-2 | Previously: No. 9 Last Two Weeks: beat Bellarmine Prep (Calif.) 9-4 Season Complete – WCAL Champions
  10. La Salle (Pa.), 19-1 | Previously: No. 10 Last Two Weeks: beat Haverford (Pa.) 9-8, Cardinal O’Hara (Pa.) 16-1, St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) 14-6, Archbishop Wood (Pa.) 17-4, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) 13-3 This Week: 5/24 vs. Gratz (Pa.)
  11. Delbarton (N.J.), 17-1 | Previously: No. 11 Last Two Weeks: beat West Essex (N.J.) 15-3, Chaminade (N.Y.) 10-6, Morristown (N.J.) 17-4, Donovan Catholic (N.J.) 21-1, Christian Brothers (N.J.) 7-6 This Week: 5/25 vs. St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.)
  12. Deerfield (Mass.), 14-2 | Previously: No. 21 Last Two Weeks: beat Kent (Conn.) 20-3, Avon Old Farms (Conn.) 9-6, Salisbury (Conn.) 14-8, Phillips Exeter (N.H.) 9-8 in OT Season Complete
  13. Avon Old Farms (Conn.), 14-2 | Previously: No. 6 Last Two Weeks: lost to Brunswick (Conn.) 13-5, lost to Deerfield (Mass.) 9-6, beat Taft (Conn.) 18-12, Salisbury (Conn.) 16-8 This Week: 5/24 at Loomis Chaffee (Conn.)
  14. Manhasset (N.Y.), 14-2 | Previously: No. 17 Last Two Weeks: beat Calhoun (N.Y.) 16-3, South Side (N.Y.) 12-7 This Week: 5/31 vs. Hewlett (N.Y.) / Garden City (N.Y.) winner
  15. Bullis (Md.), 18-3 | Previously: No. 14 Last Two Weeks: lost to Landon (Md.) 18-7 Season Complete – IAC Runner Up
  16. Chaminade (N.Y.), 10-4 | Previously: No. 18 Last Two Weeks: lost to Delbarton (N.J.) 10-6 Season Complete – CHSAA Champions
  17. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 13-6 | Previously: No. 12 Last Two Weeks: lost to Gilman (Md.), beat St. Paul’s (Md.) 10-9, lost to McDonogh (Md.) 11-8 Season Complete – MIAA Semifinalists
  18. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 18-1 | Previously: No. 25 Last Two Weeks: beat Chaparral (Colo.) 16-3, Kent Denver (Colo.) 13-5, Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 17-8 Season Complete – Colorado 5A Champions
  19. IMG Academy (Fla.), 11-1 | Previously: No. 19 Last Two Weeks: Idle This Week: 5/28 vs. Christ School (N.C.)
  20. Haverford (Pa.), 16-7 | Previously: No. 23 Last Two Weeks: lost to La Salle (Pa.) 9-8, beat Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 11-5, Hun (N.J.) 15-10, Malvern Prep (Pa.) 13-10, lost to Culver (Ind.) 9-5 Season Complete – Inter-Ac Champions, Inter-Ac Invitational Runner Up
  21. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 15-2 | Previously: NR Last Two Weeks: beat Connetquot (N.Y.) 11-6, Northport (N.Y.) 16-7 This Week: 5/25 vs. Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.)
  22. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 14-3 | Previously: NR Last Two Weeks: beat Sachem North (N.Y.) 19-6, Connetquot (N.Y.) 12-10 This Week: 5/25 vs. Smithtown West (N.Y.)
  23. Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 11-5 | Previously: No. 24 Last Two Weeks: beat Malvern Prep (Pa.) 8-7, Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 9-4, lost to Culver (Ind.) 6-5 Season Complete – Inter-Ac Invitational Semifinalists
  24. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 17-6 | Previously: No. 22 Last Two Weeks: lost to Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 8-7, beat Lawrenceville (N.J.) 19-7, lost to Haverford (Pa.) Season Complete – Inter-Ac Invitational Semifinalists
  25. Conestoga (Pa.), 18-3 | Previously: NR Last Two Weeks: beat Pennridge (Pa.) 19-3, Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.) 12-2, Garnet Valley (Pa.) 13-6
  26. Landon School (MD) 21-0; Prev: No. 1 The Bears cruised past Bullis School, 18-7, to win the DC IAC championship, capping a perfect season.
  27. Culver Military Academy (IN) 21-1 Prev: No. 2 The Eagles defeated Haverford School, 9-5, to repeat as champions of the Inter-Ac Invitational and avenge its only loss of the year on the same field it occurred.
  28. Darien (CT) 21-0 Prev: No. 3 The Blue Wave will meet Glastonbury Wednesday in the semifinals of the Class L (Large School) state tournament.
  29. Hill Academy (ONT) 15-1 Prev: No. 4 The Pride toppled Georgetown Prep, 12-6, in the finals of the Geico High School Nationals at Catholic University.
  30. Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 19-0 Prev: No. 6 The Seahawks won the Long Island Class C title with a 16-7 win over Shoreham-Wading River.
  31. Calvert Hall (MD) 17-2 Prev: No. 7 The Cardinals defeated McDonogh, 12-6, to win the MIAA A Division championship and close with 15 straight wins.
  32. Brunswick School (CT) 15-1 Prev: No. 8 The Bruins toppled Berkshire School (CT), 13-5, to close an undefeated season in the New England West 1.
  33. Delbarton (NJ) 19-1 Prev: No. 9 The Green Wave defeated Seton Hall Prep, 12-11, in the Non-Public Class A championship and have the top seed in the Tournament of Champions.
  34. St. Ignatius Prep (CA) 19-2 Prev: No. 10 The Wildcats coasted to the WCAL championship with a 9-4 win over Bellarmine Prep
  35. McDonogh School (MD) 17-4 Prev: No. 11 The Eagles fell to Calvert Hall, 12-6, in the MIAA championship.
  36. Severna Park (MD) 20-0 Prev: No. 12 The Falcons edged Churchill, 7-6, Wednesday for the state 4A/3A championship.
  37. Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) 20-1 Prev: No. 13 The Red Rams face Palmyra-Macedon Wednesday in the NY Class C state semifinals.
  38. Conestoga (PA) 21-3 Prev: No. 14 The Pioneers face Mt. Lebanon Tuesday in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals.
  39. Ward Melville (NY) 18-2 Prev: NR The Patriots defeated Massapequa, 8-5, to win the Long Island Class A title and advance to the state semifinals.
  40. Bullis School (MD) 18-3 Prev: No. 15 The Bulldogs fell to No. 1 Landon School, 18-7, in the DC IAC championship.
  41. Haverford School (PA) 16-7 Prev: No. 16 The Fords fell to Culver Academy, 9-5, in the Inter-Ac Invitational finals.
  42. Cherry Creek (CO) 18-1 Prev: No. 17 The Bruins routed Regis Jesuit, 17-8, to win the Colorado 6A state title.
  43. Pittsford (NY) 18-1 Prev: No. 19 The Panthers play Baldwinsville Wednesday in the Class A state semifinals.
  44. Garden City (NY) 16-3 Prev: NR The Trojans toppled Eastport-South Manor, 14-4, to win the Long Island Class B championship and advance to the state semifinals.
  45. Avon Grove (PA) 21-2 Prev: NR The Red Devils defeated Garnet Valley, 8-6, in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals and meet Central Bucks East Tuesday in the semis.

 

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Bears play @ Baltimore Summer Kickoff Report –by David Huberman

On the weekend of June 17th, a Landon team comprised of 3 freshmen, 7 sophomores, 12 juniors and 11 seniors played in the Baltimore Summer Kickoff. Assistant Coach, JR Bordley, described the Baltimore Summer Kickoff as a way “to allow the coaches to evaluate young players in the program. It is a tune up before the National High School Lacrosse Showcase.” The Bears fought hard in all five games, finishing with a 2-3 record in a difficult 2018 Division.

            Highlights from the tournament include a big win against Evolve Elite Canada 2018, a game that Landon dominated with big performances by Joey Graham, Gavin Seasholes and Brett Gallagher. The boys finished the first day with a 1-2. The Bears came out firing on all cylinders against the Alcatraz Outlaws in a dominant win. With big performances from Joey Graham, Mitch Laughlin, Jacob Solomon, and faceoff men, Will Bou and Kyle Amitay. Charles Nagel also had a solid weekend, proving that he can finish from inside. All 3 freshmen — Matt Brille, Jake Cohen and Teddy Bou –proved that they could hang with the “big boys” and did not falter under pressure.

            The Bears finished the tournament with a total of four all stars; Goalie, Mitch Laughlin, Midfielder, Austen Schneider, Midfielder, Garrett Kurtz, and Attackman, Joey Graham. Joey Graham was named the team MVP after a stellar performance all weekend long.

Although the Bears did not finish with a memorable record, they  hope to rebound during the National High School Lacrosse Showcase when their starters return —  and will be reinforced by some newcomers who stood out during the Baltimore Summer Kickoff.

 

Video of the players’ performance also by David–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyWbGDdl-M8&feature=youtu.be

 

Published in: on June 23, 2017 at 1:26 am  Leave a Comment  

BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY 06.11.2017

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Class of 2017

HEADLINES:

  • 2017 All Mets
  • Lacrosse National Rankings—an effort to explain
  • Spirit of Tewaaraton award to George Boiardi (’00)—the Sentinel article

 

Inside the White Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

 

Washington Post ALL METS

WaPo’s All Mets–based on past experience, there are Bears omitted who deserved recognition, but the Post bases its selections on a need to reflect all of its subscriber base:

Baseball

  • Randy Bednar 2nd team;

Golf

Coach of the Year– Coach Jack Duquette

·        1st team Evan Katz;

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd team

o   John Kalavritinos and

o   Jeff Samit;

Lacrosse

  • POY- Justin Shockey:

 

 

 

 

 

 

·        1st team

Joey Epstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cam James:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis

  • HM- Sachin Das .

Proud of all these Bears

 

 

 

 

Rugby (Coach France)

ALL MET HONORS – SPRING 2017 – BOYS High School Rugby – DIVISION II – Metro Area Varsity Rugby Conference (MAVRC) 2017. Each of these young men were nominated (and confirmed by representative ballot) for Varsity Rugby All Met Division II honors due to their outstanding play in spring 2017 and in recognition of their achievements realized with dedication, integrity and sportsmanship:

1st Team ALL MET – DII MAVRC

#1 Loose Head Prop Tommy Kenary 2020 Landon School #2 Hooker Luke Peterson 2017 Landon School #3 Tight Head Prop Maanik Lal 2017 Landon School #4 Second Row Henry Atkins 2018 Landon School #5 Second Row Jameel Brown 2017 Landon School #6 Flanker Joel (JD) Desroches 2018 Landon School #7 Flanker Andrew Engel 2018 Landon School #10 Flyhalf Jonathan Hsieh 2017 Landon School #11 Inside Center Tommy Baldwin 2018 Landon School #12 Outside Center Nico Kenary 2018 Landon School #14 Wing Allen Kupka 2018 Landon School #15 Fullback Mitchell Pan 2017 Landon School

 

2nd Team ALL MET – DII MAVRC #9 Scrumhalf Aiden Howe, Landon School Bethesda MD #10 Flyhalf #13 Wing Parker Svensrud, Landon School Bethesda MD

 

National Lacrosse Polls

As mentioned previously, lacrosse is not a sport well suited to the mathematical transitive principle or any statistical analytical methodology to compare teams with no common opponents. Landon’s Coach Bordley uses some games as opportunities to develop players; rather than keeping the 1st team late in a game to improve on the school’s numerical margin of victory, he inserts younger team members to improve their skills against an opponent. Another problem with a simple “equation” of A beats B, then B beats C to predict that A will beat C (even more pronounced if the goal differentials are used in the A>C by X.0 goals) is that lacrosse is a game of match-ups. Examples will illustrate why the transitive principle is not applicable to lacrosse:

  1. X beats Y by 6 goals because X has a goalie who is exceptional at stopping long shots and Y’s offense is premised to moving the ball to their talented Ms and As who are proficient at shooting from 8+ yards. Y beats Z by 2 goals. Transitive principle predicts that X should be Z by 8 except C has a crease attackman whose game strikes at X’s goalie’s Achilles heel.
  2. X beats Y by 8 goals because X has big, physical Ms who were able to bulldog through Y’s smaller Ms resulting in many goals. Y beats Z by 4 goals largely because Y’s FOGO is devastating at the faceoff; he had a great day. X loses to Z; faceoffs in this game are even and Z has good SSDMs who can neutralize the X bull Ms.

iii.        X beats Y by 2 goals because X’s coaches throw in a surprise zone. Y beats Z just based on greater talent. Z beats X because Z’s coaches saw the X v. Y game film and prepares their team for the zone.

That said there are polls which the lacrosse world reads and some give their rankings great credibility.

Here are the primary rankings referenced by Lax Guru’s, where they ranked the Bears and a few comments (the polls are in alphabetical order):

Poll                      Bears Ranking (if not #1, the #1 team  comments

LaxPower.com     must have subscription                     formula and voting

MaxPreps           #1 (Landon listed as VA team)      Computer Rankings.

RecruitingRundown    #1                                               Ty Xander’s eye test based on watching tape

Nike/USLacrosse #1                                                             poll of experts

TopLAXRecruits       #1                                                     Staff eye test

USATodayTop25  #2 (expert), #1 Culver                        poll of experts

USATodayTop25 #2 (computer) #1 Darien                    computer ranking

UnderArmour/IL  #2, #1 Darien                                       poll of experts

Darien has a 52 game streak; Culver was ranked #1 because, according to USAToday

“they beat Haverford a team to which Culver had lost before.” Haverford is the #16 team in the country.

Also according to USAToday. “Culver beat 5 top 25 teams” (#3, #7, #16, #17, and ??? but  lost to #16);

the Bears beat #4, #10 (2x), #19 and #23.

BEAR TRAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As one of the legendary Mr. Dixon’s student, respect for good writing was instilled in me at Landon. Below is an example of a local reporter who took the time to craft his story and to research his subject well. All Bears should know the story of George Boiardi L’00 and emulate his example on and off the fields of competition:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrapin lacrosse players receive awards while Landon athlete honored posthumously

WASHINGTON — The 17th Annual Tewaaraton Awards for lacrosse were dominated by the University of Maryland Terrapins men’s and women’s players Thursday evening at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian.

Star senior attacker Matt Rambo and senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg received honors while Landon alumnus Mario St. George Boiardi received an award posthumously.

Among the numerous awards, honors and speeches, Rambo and Stukenberg of the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship-winning Terrapins shined brightest. They took home the major honors in a format similar to the Heisman Trophy.

The late Boiardi, a Landon High School alumnus and Cornell University class of 2004 alumnus, received The Spirit of Tewaaraton Award.

Boiardi’s tragic story had some in the audience teary-eyed. During his senior season, Boiardi lost his life on Cornell University’s Schoellkopf Field when he was hit in the chest by a ball during a game and no one could revive him.

However, it was the example Boiardi set in how he lived his life and inspired all around him that was on honor.

During the presentation of The Spirit of Tewaaraton Award, it was noted that the award “is presented to an individual involved in the sport of lacrosse, who nobly reflects the finest virtues exemplified in the game, and who, over the course of his or her life, has made a significant contribution to society and to the lives of others.”

On the field, Boiardi excelled as a player, receiving the Cornell University Rookie of the Year Award and the Cornell University Hard Hat Award for the toughest, most blue-collar athlete. He was a senior year co-captain.

Boiardi ‘s head coach at Cornell, Jeff Tambroni (now the Penn State men’s lacrosse head coach), who accepted the award on behalf of Boiardi, described him as a “humble” leader who proved himself more through his actions.

Off the field, Boiardi had been accepted in Teach for America and planned to work on South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation following school.

Boiardi loved the great outdoors since he was a youth.

His dad, George Boiardi, remembered how intense Boiardi was about the Georgetown Prep-Landon rivalry. Boiardi said those games in 1999 and 2000 were dogfights, with Boiardi starring. Landon won both years.

Boiardi noted that Boiardi was an avid skier and skateboarder. He loved “to fly,” George said of his son.

Tambroni noted that the Schoellkopf Field is referred to by fans as the ‘House of George.’ The Hard Hat award was renamed the ‘Boiardi Award.’

During his senior year at Cornell, Boiardi started a program for the lacrosse team to read books to children, which further helped inspire the team.

Upon Boiardi’s death, the team started a foundation in his name and still keeps his spirit alive by reading to children in and around the Cornell University area. Also, many of the teammates sponsor an annual 21 Run in honor of Boiardi and to promote the cause of children’s literacy.

Tambroni said that in the Cornell library there is a portrait of Boiardi hanging near where children’s readings are held.

Deborah Boiardi and George Boiardi both said their son started these readings because he just had a love for kids.

Deborah Boiardi stressed that the work has just begun.

The ceremony, shown on ESPN 3, was emceed by Joe Beninati, the voice of the Washington Capitals for 23 seasons and a national lacrosse play-by-play man, and Sheenan Stanwick Burch, a 15-year reporter and television analyst for lacrosse and football.

Beninati said of Boiardi, “… especially such a young player and seeing the video and what he meant to his players and family, it was very touching … I had not had an opportunity to call a Cornell game in which George played, but I have had a chance to speak to his coach at the time, Jeff Tambroni, and Jeff speaks so beautifully about George the player, George the person and he speaks incredibly of the Boiardi family. He holds them in the highest regard. For us to see that tonight and the way the house reacted that was really special.”

Beninati also believed it is a tribute to Montgomery County, saying, “Year after year we research and go through backgrounds and bios, and you see so many top players coming from Landon and from the Montgomery County high schools that you get the sense more and more that these programs continue to produce the best talent in the country.”

“Tewaaraton” is the Mohawk word for lacrosse. The Mohawk Nation Council of Elders endorses use of the name “Tewaaraton.” The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy — Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora and Cayuga — sanction and honor the Tewaaraton Awards.

Lacrosse goes back to ancient times and Native Americans have played the game for centuries.

Each year, the Tewaaraton Awards honor one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. This year, the Tuscarora drew the special distinction of being honored.

Beninati and Burch kept the air intense as the evening built to a climax of anticipation to see who would win out of the five finalists each in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

During the ceremony, Beninati related what Terrapins head coach Tillman said of Rambo, saying Tillman said “… he was blessed to coach him for a number of reasons. He’s not fancy. Rambo is a throwback. It’s amazing to watch what he brought to the locker room, the meetings room, to get everybody on the same page and at the time lighten the mood. Matt’s always upbeat; he’s always positive. John went on to call him ‘the mayor of the phone call’ and you know number one, you lived up to your jersey number. You added immensely to that legacy at Maryland: number one in goals, number one in points, number one in the nation.”

Stanwick-Burch described what Terrapins women’s head coach Cathy Reese said of Stukenberg, saying, “Zoe’s the hardest worker she’s ever coached both on and off the field. Zoe’s a leader who serves her team. She’s respected by all and is a true pleasure to be around. She went to say Zoe will always bring a smile to your face, whether you’re a 5-year-old or an 80-year-old, and Zoe’s energy is contagious. Maryland lacrosse went how Zoe went this year.” Reese finished by saying she’s who I want my daughter to grow up like.”

The winners were announced after all five candidates for both awards walked on stage. For Rambo and Stukenberg, the award capped off dream championship seasons for these Terrapin leaders.

Rambo said, “The championship game was awesome. What a relief! We’d been waiting for so long; best feeling in my life.”

Stukenberg said, “… for my 2017 Terrapins this isn’t my award, this is your guys…”

Beninati was extremely impressed with both the men’s and the women’s Terrapins, saying, “The woman’s team has been so dominant for so long. The men have been so close each championship weekend. It seems they were there, and they got so close to have their heart broken. It’s nice to see them get across the finish line.”

Stanwick-Birch added, “I know there are a lot of happy Maryland alumni especially on the men’s side. Part of the National Championship before and not being on the winning side, and I think to have both, both come home to Maryland, there’s a huge sense of pride for both the men’s and women’s team.”

Rambo drew the largest cheer of the evening. Rambo became the first Terrapin men’s lacrosse player to win the award.

Earlier in the evening, Lake Shore High School (New York) senior girl’s lacrosse player Shayla Scanlan, Seneca Nations of Indians, Wolf Clan, and IMG Academy (Florida) senior boy’s lacrosse player Liam Anderson, Tuscarora Nation, Turtle Clan received the 2017 Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships. In addition, the Tewaaraton Legend Award honoring past lacrosse greats went to Cherie Greer Brown, University of Virginia women’s lacrosse three-time first team All-American and all-century team, and Peter Cramblet, West Point men’s lacrosse team.

One Terrapin, senior defenseman Nadine Hadnagy, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, sharing the stage with Stukenberg, was to be disappointed.

However, a fellow teammate for four seasons, Hadnagy could not be happier for Stukenberg.

Hadnagy graciously felt that Stukenberg was the heart of the team and that Sukenborg was maybe even more deserving. She said after four years of playing as teammates they are so close, best friends.

“Absolutely, Zoe deserves it all and so much more. She always says she doesn’t deserve it, but she’s the hardest worker, the humblest human being and she deserves every second of it”, said Hadnagy.

Stukenberg inspired her teammates with a 4.0 grade point average. Stukenberg could often be found at the library.

Both Stukenberg and Hadnagy were just drafted in the new to launch 2018 Women’s Professional Lacrosse League, where they may be competing one day for future awards.

@MarcLandemarc1

 

 

 

Published in: on June 12, 2017 at 12:36 am  Leave a Comment  

BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY 06.04.2017

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Close

HEADLINES:

  • Landon co-champs of 2016-2017 IAC Founders’ Cup [just repeating this, because it was well earned]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Post season summaries

    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Rugby All Mets

·        Spirit of Tewaaraton award to George Boiardi (’00)

·        Brian Menendez (’16) Salisbury with the NCAA Division III Lax Trophy

·        Patrick Lightner (’16) Marist in Div. I NCAA baseball 1st round

·        Darion’s team continues in the Israeli League semi-final

·        ALL METS when WaPo publishes them

Inside the White Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

 

Golf (7-2) Coach Duquette

 

 

 

 

 

 

The highlight of the varsity golf season was winning the I.A.C. Golf Tournament Championships by 15 strokes over Georgetown Prep. Evan Katz was medalist shooting a one under par 71 on a rainy, windy, cold day at Worthington Manor golf course.  Injured and with no practice in a month, John Kalavritinos willed his way around the course to finished runner-up with a 74.  On that day, Five Landon golfers made the All-I.A.C. golf team of ten, Evan Katz, John Kalavritinos, Jeff Samit, West Shaw and Cole Gibson. The varsity golf team finished the season with a share of the I.A.C Championship and second place in the Washington Metropolitan Championships. Landon had two heartbreaking loses during the regular season losing by one stroke to Prep and Gonzaga, on both occasions 2016 All-Met John Kalavritinos could not play because of injuries. Evan Katz tied the school record with a 72.8 season scoring average, he had 9 rounds of golf of par or better, an amazing feat. Evan Katz was selected 1st Team All-Met for the second year in a row. He also made the Rolex Junior All-American team. My Captains Evan, Jeff, and John are amazing golfers, team captains and human beings. The three have set 7 new individual and team records over their 4 years as starters. They have won four I.A.C. titles and two Washington Metropolitan Championships. The end of the year awards are: Most Improved Jack Jarrett, Special Efforts Award John Kalavritinos, Coaches Award Jeff Samit, Most Valuable Award Evan Katz.

 

Lacrosse

2017 Awards

Khari Baten Award- Andrew Fowler

Jack Crawford Award– Colby Camalier

George Boiardi Award– Will Powell

Defensive Player of the Year Award—Cam James and Shane Corcoran

Offensive Player of the Year– Nate Buller

Stephen Muir Award—Justin Shockey and Joey Epstein

 

 

 

 

quote from Christian Swezey– Editor WaPo Sports, freelance at @Inside_Lacrosse.one of the best, most insightful HS or college lacrosse analysts:

What impressed me most about this year’s Landon team was the “buy-in” from the players and coaches. It was obvious pretty early on, just from talking to a few players and coaches and watching several games, that this team was willing to sacrifice to achieve its goals. I also really liked when, during warmups for the GP game, the student managers synched the team’s entrance to the stadium with the song “Sweet Emotion” from Aerosmith. The GP team was in a huddle and I noticed that several of the players looked over when the music started and Landon took the field. Advantage Bears

Rugby (Coach France)

ALL MET HONORS – SPRING 2017 – BOYS High School Rugby – DIVISION II – Metro Area Varsity Rugby Conference (MAVRC)
2017.
Each of these young men were nominated (and confirmed by representative ballot) for Varsity Rugby All Met Division II honors due to their outstanding play in spring 2017
and in recognition of their achievements realized with dedication, integrity and sportsmanship:

1st Team ALL MET – DII MAVRC

#1 Loose Head Prop
Tommy Kenary 2020 Landon School #2 Hooker
Luke Peterson 2017 Landon School #3 Tight Head Prop
Maanik Lal 2017 Landon School #4 Second Row
Henry Atkins 2018 Landon School #5 Second Row
Jameel Brown 2017 Landon School #6 Flanker
Joel (JD) Desroches 2018 Landon School #7 Flanker
Andrew Engel 2018 Landon School #10 Flyhalf
Jonathan Hsieh 2017 Landon School #11 Inside Center
Tommy Baldwin 2018 Landon School #12 Outside Center
Nico Kenary 2018 Landon School #14 Wing
Allen Kupka 2018 Landon School #15 Fullback
Mitchell Pan 2017 Landon School

 

2nd Team ALL MET – DII MAVRC
#9 Scrumhalf Aiden Howe, Landon School Bethesda MD
#10 Flyhalf
#13 Wing Parker Svensrud, Landon School Bethesda MD

BEAR TRAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Sports

Hoops

Darion Atkins (2011) Hapoel Holon (22-12) in the 2nd game of the quarterfinals lost to Maccabi-Haifa 77-78. Darion had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. His teamplays the 3rd game today.

 

Spring Sports

 

Diamond Trax

 

Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (32-23) Marist baseball team fell to the Florida Gators 10-6 in their opening game of the 2017 NCAA Gainesville Regional and then a 4-2 loss to the Bethune-Cookman brought their season to an end. 36 GP 32 GS; .281 at the plate with 16 runs, 15 RBI; .964 fielding

Lacrosse

 

George Boiardi

The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that former Big Red men’s lacrosse player Mario St. George Boiardi (L’00 C’04). is the 2017 Spirit of Tewaaraton recipient at the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony,
After earning 11 varsity letters at Landon School, Boiardi went on to become Cornell’s 2001 Rookie of the Year and a four-year starter for the Big Red. A captain of the 2004 team, Boiardi tragically lost his life on March 17, 2004 when he was struck in the chest with a ball during a game on Cornell’s Schoellkopf Field. As an accomplished student, athlete and campus leader who was committed to helping those less fortunate, he lived by the motto that “well done is better than well said.” Boiardi planned to serve with Teach for America on South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation following his graduation, and his legacy lives on through the annual 21 Run, which benefits local literacy efforts in Ithaca, a cause dear to Boiardi’s heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Menendez ’16 holds the 2017 NCAA Division III national championship trophy won by his team the Salisbury Seagulls
 

Published in: on June 5, 2017 at 12:57 am  Leave a Comment  

BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols

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2017 FINAL NOTES

Congratulations to the Maryland Terrapins, the 2017 NCAA Men’s D-I Champions.  Although there were no Bears on the roster for Maryland this year, many Landon alums have contributed to the success and history of the Maryland program, including J.R. Bordley, Andy Burman, Brendan & Ian Healy, Danny McCormick and Kellen Miller.

Salisbury (Brian Martinez) captured yet another D-III title on Sunday, downing RIT 15-7.  The Seagulls blew open a close game in the second half, outscoring RIT 9-3 over the last 30 minutes.  Salisbury has now won 5 of the last 10 D-III Championships.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018

Due to graduations, Bears Lax Trax Facts will not be following the following teams in 2018:

Penn-graduates- Peter Laco and Garrett Fellows

Princeton-graduate Mark Strabo

 

And we will be adding the following teams next year:

D-I

Army-Drennan Greene

Michigan-Will Amoroso

St. Joseph’s-Thomas Halm

Furman-Michael Abizaid

D-III

Catholic-Sean Feldman

Wooster-Kyle Grafmeyer

 

APOLOGIES:

 

This year, I failed to record the progress of the Cardinals of Catholic University. Although, no Bears play for the Cardinals, Tommy Minkler ’11 is an Assistant Coach with team.  After Landon, Tommy was an outstanding player for Ohio Wesleyan and then an Assistant Coach there for one year before coming back to the DC area.  Catholic had a great 2017 season, posting a 14-3 record with two of those losses coming against the Landmark Conference regular season and tournament champion, Elizabethtown.  This also means that there was a first time Bears vs. Bears Assistant Coaches match up this year when Catholic and Marymount (Wes Lincoln) met.  Catholic won that match 8-6.

Published in: on May 31, 2017 at 5:10 am  Leave a Comment  

BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY 05.28.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEADLINES:

  • Landon co-champs of 2016-2017 IAC Founders’ Cup
  • Post season summaries
    • Baseball
    • Tennis
  • Darion’s team is in the Israeli League semi-finals
  • Bears on college Diamonds contributing

Inside the White Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

FOUNDER’S CUP

The 1958 Constitution and Athletics Rules for the Interstate Athletic Conference (note two of the “Founders” left the conference (Sidwell Friends and St. James) and later Bullis and EHS were added) states in Article XV that:

THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP in soccer, basketball, ice hockey, wrestling, baseball, golf, lacrosse and tennis, are to be the winner of the regular season. If there is a tie for first place each team will be awarded the conference championship. At the conclusion of each regular season there will be a conference tournament. If the tournament champion is different than the regular season champion there will be co-champions.

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Points for the tournament will be:

6 pts- First place

5 pts- Runner up

4 pts- Semifinal losers

2 pts- First round losers

[This Article was added in 1975]

That translates to 18 1st place points out of a possible 24 during the Spring. The final points placed Landon and Georgetown Prep in a Founders’ Cup tie at 43 points for the 2016-2017 year—unique in IAC history. One of the later additions to the Conference came in 3rd, one point behind its Montgomery County IAC competitors. {According to the Washington Post, female students at that school have been known to date Bears.}

The Cup is intended to reward schools that compete in all the IAC sports. The contributions of all Bear teams are recognized by the Founders’ Cup.

MUCH CREDIT TO ALL BEARS in all sports

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

Baseball (16-9-2)

By Steve Davidson, on assignment from the Miami Herald

The baseball program bid farewell to some of its most highly decorated seniors this year.  Co-captains Randy Bednar, Scott Prutting and Drew Whalen and fellow senior Mike Dziak carried the Bears to two IAC championships during their storied careers. The team also bid farewell to seniors Brett Cooker, Louie Eisen, Andrew Lowrie and Cullen Stout and team manager Jack Porter.

Two of them are slated to play at the next level: Bednar stays nearby, heading to the University of Maryland (College Park) to continue his baseball career in the Big Ten as a centerfielder and Whalen is off to Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina (nickname the Bears, by the way) to play baseball.  Bednar and Prutting captured all IAC honors this year.  Bednar played a stellar centerfield and led the team in most offensive categories, including homers, stolen bases and runs scored, while Prutting was an outstanding catcher and was also one of the team’s leading hitters. Led by the seniors and solid play from its underclassmen, the Bears finished 6-4 in league play, good for second in the IAC.  Unfortunately, the season ended earlier than planned, with a home loss to St Albans in the IAC semi-finals.  St Albans, which finished tied for third in league play, got hot at the right time and was able to win the league tournament. The squad finished the year with an impressive 16-9-2 record.  They boasted a strong showing against national competition in its annual South Carolina trip and non-conference wins over, among others, Whitman, Flint Hill, Walter Johnson, Maret, the Heights, Sidwell, St. Paul’s and Wilson and sweeps of Bullis, St. Stephens/St Agnes and Episcopal in league play.  But, more importantly, it was a close-knit team of high character following the examples of its seniors and coaches. The team benefitted from an excellent coaching staff, headed by head coach Bill Reed and assistant coach Randy Bednar, Sr.  Coaches Marty Bednar, Torey Tonche, Michael Carter, Tony Korson, Adam Spadaofra and Jack Richards also spent many hours with their squad. A particular strength of the team was its highly effective and deep pitching staff.  Led by Bednar, fellow senior Louie Eisen, juniors Xander DeNovio, Ryan Fruehwirth and Zach Werhan, and sophomores Will Barufka, Jake Davidson and Jed Rosenberg, the Bears were very stingy throughout the year.  The underclassmen pitched many important and effective innings this year, giving the team an important foundation for the coming years. Thus, the team has high hopes for the future with its now veteran pitching staff and retuning several key players, especially infielders Fruehwirth (shortstop) sophomores Will O’Shea (second/third) and Dane Camphausen (first) and outfielders DeNovio and Barufka (who played multiple positions this year).  Another Dziak, younger brother and sophomore Kitt, will likely move into the catcher’s spot.

Golf (7-2) Coach Duquette

Next week

Lacrosse

Next week

Rugby (Coach France)

Next week

Tennis (Coach Miller)

Landon Tennis used an incredibly balanced squad to win the double IAC championship (regular season / tournament). There were a lot of very talented teams but none of them could match the depth / experience that Landon brought to the table. We had three stars at the top of the line-up who enabled us to match up with any team in the area. We also had two seniors in the doubles and another playing 4 singles that gave us the perfect balance. When we needed to sweep the doubles against Bullis, these guys (Ben Selya, Nate Smith–co captains) were there to anchor us. When we needed our top guys Sachin Das and Rodrigo Pedraza always came through. These two sophomores were voted All IAC and Sachin Das named first team All-Met by the Washington Post. Despite losing three seniors, this is a young team that will be looking to repeat next year.

 

BEAR TRAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Sports

Hoops

Darion Atkins (2011) led Hapoel Holon (22-11) beat Maccabi-Haifa 104-99 (2 OTs); he had 18 points, 10 rebounds. His team is onto the semi-finals.

 

Spring Sports

 

Diamond Trax

 

Matthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (9-27) season complete

Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (31-21) 34 GP 30 GS; .269 at the plate with 16 runs, 14 RBI; .961 fielding

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College Scots (26-17) season complete

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags season complete

 

Golf Trax

 

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College team is at the A-10 Championships.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on May 28, 2017 at 11:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

BearLaxTrax 05.22.17 by John Nichols

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Salisbury (Brian Menendez)

Salisbury advanced to the D-III quarterfinals this week after downing Misericordia and Hampden-Sydney last week. Their quarterfinal opponent, Cabrini, was the one team that had beaten the Seagulls this year in a relatively low scoring (11-10 final) overtime game.  In the rematch, only Cabrini was low-scoring as the Seagulls demolished the Cavaliers 17-5.  Salisbury outscored Cabrini 5-1 in each of the game’s first three periods before splitting the last quarter 2-2.  In the category of “things I’ve never seen before,” the Cabrini goalie was called for a crease violation after he ran a clear and had his momentum overtake him as he went to goal for a shot.  To his credit, he was able to retreat in time to make a save when Salisbury successfully cleared the ball after his turnover.

The win put Salisbury into the semi-finals, to face Denison, champion of the North Coast Conference and key foe of Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague). Denison and Salisbury played last year in the D-III quarter finals, with the Seagulls prevailing 11-10 in overtime. In this year’s semi-final game, Salisbury’s goal was to avoid having Denison get their revenge.

 

On Sunday, Salisbury scored first and was able to build a five goal lead late into the third period.  Both of these teams have high scoring offenses, so their defense tends to get overlooked.  But defense is not an afterthought at either school.  This game was played close throughout with each possession valuable.  With scoring at a premium, Salisbury seemed to be in control up 10-5 with less than five minutes left in the third.  However, this year, like last year, saw Denison make a strong come back in the final period.  Down four goals to start the in final period, the Big Red started to force turnovers and get ground balls and they managed to cut the lead down to one twice.  Denison had one final possession in the closing seconds of the game and this year, unlike last year, they could not force overtime.  The Seagull defense picked off a past headed to a Denison player on the crease to ensure the win.

 

The D-III championship game is played on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, squeezed in between the D-I semi-finals on Saturday and the D-I title game on Monday.  For Salisbury, this is almost like being home.  In the last 10 seasons, including 2017, Salisbury has been in the final four 8 times, the championship game 7 times and won the D-III title 4 times (with 2017 yet to be decided) and they have won 90% of their games over that ten-year period (202-22).

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BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY 05.21.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting close to Pielage Amphitheater for 2017

HEADLINES:

  • Tennis and Rugby add trophies
  • Golf finishes a spectacular season losing to Flying High Purple Eagles.
  • Spring wins enough to capture IAC Founders’ Cup?
  • Darion Atkins voted MVP in League Tournament game
  • Bears on college Diamonds contributing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside the White Rocks

Hopefully next Sunday, there will be season summaries for each team.

  • Spring Sports

 

Baseball (16-9-2) season complete

Golf (7-2) Coach Duquette

Ended season losing to an “on fire” Gonzaga team at 2017 Washington Metropolitan Golf Championships 364-377. The Seniors, over the last four years, have won four I.A.C. Championships and two Metro Championships. Congratulations to Evan Katz and John Kalavritinos for having tied for the school record scoring average with Morgan Egloff

Lacrosse  (21-0; #1) season complete

 

Rugby (Coach France)

The Bears defeated Gonzaga “B” 73-14 to win its 2nd straight Metro Area Varsity Rugby Conference div. II championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis

 Landon wins IAC boys’ tennis title outright for first time since 2004

The Bears closed the season with a 5-2 win over St. Albans in the tournament to claim the IAC boys’ tennis title outright (going undefeated in IAC play and then the tournament) for first time since 2004. Coaches Miller and Jacoby—GREAT JOB.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Track (Coach Hunt) season complete


 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAR TRAX

Winter Sports

Hoops

Darion Atkins (2011) led Hapoel Holon (22-11) beat Galil Gilboa 93-76 and heads to the Quarterfinals.

Diamond Trax

 

Matthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (9-27) is batting .500 (one AB) and 0.00 ERA (three appearances; 5 2/3 inn) season complete

Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (29-21) 32 GP 28 GS; .262 at the plate with 15 runs, 14 RBI; .960 fielding

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College Scots (26-17) pitcher, 0-2 8.0 innings pitched

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags (16-21)  5 GP 4 GS , .250 BA season complete

 

Golf Trax

 

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College team is at the A-10 Championships.

 

Bear Track Trax

 Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats

 

Published in: on May 21, 2017 at 11:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols 905.15.2017)

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AND THEN THERE WAS ONE…

NCAA tournaments started this week.  In D-I, the one team featuring Landon alums on their roster, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (Sam Lynch) saw their 2017 campaign come to an end.  JHU was seeded #6 in the field and hosted the game for the first round of the tournament.  Getting a seed and a home game was the good news for the Blue Jays, having to face Duke was just the start of the bad news.  Then the day before the game, the Hopkins coaches found out that their starting goalie had just been declared academically ineligible.

Hopkins got off to a good start, scoring the first two goals of the game.  From there on out it was all the Blue Devils’ game, with Duke outscoring Hopkins 19-4 over the balance of the contest.

In D-III, two teams with Landon alums made the field—Salisbury (Brian Menendez) and Tufts (Luke Kurtz).

Salisbury was the top seed in the South bracket.  In their first game, the played Misericordia of the MAC Freedom conference, a conference which includes schools in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Misericordia had won both the regular season and conference tournament titles and then knocked off Lasell of Newton, Massachusetts, champion of the Great Northern Athletic Conference.  Salisbury coasted to a 24-3 win.  Things didn’t look easy at first as neither team scored until there were just under five minutes left in the first quarter, when Misericordia started the scoring.  The Seagulls came back with two after that to make it a 2-1 game after one quarter.  Likely what neither team was expecting.

Salisbury’s first two goals were the start of a 13 goal run which was interrupted by a lone goal by their opponent midway through the third period and then followed up by another ten goal run.

The win over Salisbury moved the Seagulls onto play the Hampden-Sydney Tigers.  Hampden-Sydney earned a spot in the tournament by winning the ODAC tournament, rising from the #4 seed to grab the conference’s automatic qualifier slot.  This game got off to a bit faster start, with the Seagulls up 7-3 after one period and 14-4 at the half.  The Tigers put up 7 in the final period to make the final score more respectable at 25-12.

The Seagulls move on to face Cabrini next in the quarter finals.  Cabrini was the only team to hang a loss on Salisbury this year, an 11-10 overtime game in mid-April.

For Tufts, the end of the 2017 must seem like a bad remake of the movie Ground Hog Day.  The Jumbos started off the season 11-0, then had to face the toughest opponents in the NESCAC (Bates, Wesleyan, Amherst and Bowdoin).  They dropped all four of those games, then had to go back through that grinder in the league tournament.  There they were able to exact revenge on Bowdoin before falling to the eventual tournament champion, Wesleyan.

The benefit of playing in the toughest conference in D-III was the at-large slot the Jumbos earned in the D-III tournament.  The bad news was that Bates, Wesleyan and Amherst were all in the same bracket.  Tufts and each of the other NESCAC teams won their first round games to set up an all NESCAC second round.

Tufts played Keene State of New Hampshire in their first game.  The Jumbos easily won this contest 26-14 in a game marred by 18 penalties, 9 on each team.  The win earned them the right to play Wesleyan again.  The third time was not the charm, as the Jumbo’s season came to an end with a 17-8 loss to the Cardinals.   In the three games Wesleyan-Tufts games this year, the Cardinals scored 17 goals in each game while Tufts scoring decrease by 4 goals game over game.

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BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY 05.14.2017

 

 

 

 

 

The BELL has rung thrice

HEADLINES:

    • Lacrosse beats Bullis 18-7 to end an undefeated season, IAC champs and lay claim to a National title
    • Baseball lost IAC Tournament 1st round
    • Golfers already IAC Champions awaits Metros
    • Rugby – wins in semi’s; championship @ Landon’s Prindle Field 5/17
    • Tennis is UNDEFEATED IN IACs; tournament rained out
    • Track:  at IAC, Wes Feldman wins twice   

 

  • Darion Atkins voted MVP in League Tournament game
  • Bears on college Diamonds contributing

 

Inside the White Rocks

 

 

 

  • Spring Sports

 

Baseball (16-9-2)

A promising season ended in a tough lost to StA @ Armstrong Field

Golf (7-2) Coach Duquette

Awaiting the Metro Championships

Lacrosse


 

 

Bears are 21-0. IAC and likely national champions. Great job by Coach Bordley, Coach Leachman and the brain trust. The growth of this team from their 1st game to the definitive victories in the IAC tournament shows the quality of the coaching and the players’ receptivity to learning. Their play on the field was as good as been seen within the White Rocks.

LANDON LACROSSE 14 SSSA 7

LANDON LACROSSE 18 BULLIS 7

 

#1 in 3 of the 4 National Polls:

To summarize the numbers, the 2017 team beat (Inside Lacrosse Rankings references)

  • IL #7 (2x),
  • #10 (West #1),
  • #12 (NE#4),
  • SE #7,
  • top teams from

o  VA (6A),

o  TN,

o  2 MD (MD 43 West-1 &MD 32 East-2)

   &

o  NC(05)

plus

  • 7 of the WaPo Top 10 (as well as other teams which previously were in the Top 10)
  • They beat the WCAC champion (perhaps more)

The Bears

  • scored 275 goals (average =13);
  • the defense held opponents to 145 goals (6.9).
  • Highest score 18; lowest allowed 4 (2x)
  • Opponents record (19 teams; 2 repeats) 276-109

 

 

 

  • Rugby (Coach France )

 

Landon Rugby moved to 7-0 with a convincing 69-27 win against Eleanor Roosevelt in the MAVRC DII semi-final at Prindle Field Wednesday. They play Gonzaga in the final on Wednesday May 17 at home on Prindle.

 

  • Tennis

 

IAC Championships 5/11 and 12 rained out. Already won the regular season

 

  • Track (Coach Hunt)

 

The Bears took sixth place but we’re less than 20 points away from third place. Wes Feldman took first in both the 1600m and the 3200m

Coaches and Wes.

BEAR TRAX

 

 

 

 

BEAR TRAX

Winter Sports

Hoops

Darion Atkins (2011) led Hapoel Holon (21-11) to a 91-77 win over 7th Maccabi Rishon  in the league tournament. The big Bear of Israel was voted the game’s MVP with a 25 point, 9 rebound performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

 

Diamond Trax

 

Matthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (9-27) is batting .500 (one AB) and 0.00 ERA (three appearances; 5 2/3 inn. )

Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (25-19) 26 GP 22 GS; .217 at the plate with 11 runs, 11 RBI; .971 fielding

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College Scots (26-15) pitcher, 0-2 8.0 innings pitched

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags (16-21)  5 GP 4 GS , .250 BA

 

Golf Trax

 

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College team is at the A-10 Championships.

 

Bear Track Trax

 Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats

 

          Rugby

Nick Blasey (2016) is a scrum half for Dartmouth.  Dartmouth is at the CHRIS MUNN SEVENS

Jack Sears (2013)  Colby

 

 

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