Athletics

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Student raises arm in victory after winning wrestling match

You are a Bear.

You are a fierce competitor fully supported by a community of brothers.

At Landon, we require physical activity because boys require it to focus and excel. Throughout their academic career, each student-athlete will participate in individual or team sports, whether intramurals or interscholastic competition up through the varsity level.

Men and women, many of whom are teacher-coach-mentors, expertly hone athletic ability, strengthen physical and mental lifelong health, and mentor each boy’s development as a competitor and a young man of character.

Landon’s extensive championships and titles are a product of the determination and perseverance of every Bear, and his dedication to himself, his sport, and his teammates.

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61

Athletic Teams Grades 3–Varsity

75

Acre Campus

100%

of Boys Participate in Athletics Every Season

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Program

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The foundation of Landon athletics is our philosophy that health and fitness are crucial to a boy's holistic wellness and academic success. 

- bill brady, director of athletics 

Whether Bears aim for elite collegiate athletics or lifetime recreation, Landon athletics supports all aspects of a boy’s development—instilling the values of commitment and hard work, as well as delivering the satisfaction of individual and team accomplishment.

The athletic program holds sportsmanship, personal accountability, cooperation, and leadership as pillars, and seeks to prepare every Bear to face adversity and overcome challenges.

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115

Movement Minutes in Lower School Daily

100

Movement Minutes in Middle School Daily

20

Athletics Options in Upper School

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Our program has a place for every boy.

Athletics at Landon are cocurricular, which means every student in every grade participates.  In the Lower School (Grades 3-5), Bears rotate through six sports, learning rules and building skills to find success. In the Middle (Grades 6-8) and Upper Schools (Grades 9-12), Bears choose a sport in all three seasons. Our program offers opportunities in interscholastic, club, and intramural sports.

Teams

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Fall Teams

Winter Teams

Spring Teams

Landon competes in the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC). The conference includes six highly competitive, character driven, and academically rigorous private schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. 

Student Achievements

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Bear pride is rooted in a legacy of athletic achievement.

Since winning its first Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) title in 1939, Landon has won at least one IAC title every year except three. Our teams who compete outside the IAC also win regional titles regularly. This winning tradition comes from an unrivaled combination of dedicated student-athletes, experienced coaches, and exceptional facilities.

201

Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Championships since 1939

22

IAC Titles in 8 Sports in the Last 5 Years

100%

of Varsity Teams Dedicate Time to Community Service


 

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Sam Anas ’11

Sam is a professional hockey player for the NHL's St. Louis Blues, signing in October 2020. Anas was the American Hockey Coaches Association Rookie of the Year in 2014 and led Quinnipiac University in scoring his first two seasons. He helped Landon win the state title and was The Washington Post 2011 All-Met Player of the Year.

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Sachin Das ’19

Sachin plays tennis at the University of Chicago, where he was first team All-UAA (University Athletic Association) in singles in 2020 and won a team title in 2022. He was The  Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year and the IAC Player of the Year in 2018. He helped lead Landon to an IAC title in 2017, its first since 2004.

Joey Epstein plays lacrosse

 

Joey Epstein ’18

Joey led the varsity lacrosse team to an undefeated season and national championship in 2017. As a senior, he was named USA Today Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. As a standout at Johns Hopkins, Epstein earned unanimous Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and was the first sophomore to serve as a team captain since 1975.

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Kino Lilly ’21

Kino Lilly, a guard, was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year after his first season playing basketball at Brown University. Lilly was also a finalist for the Kyle Macy Award as a top freshman in Division I. In the Upper School, Kino achieved honor roll every semester and reached the 1,000 point milestone as a junior. 

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Issa Mudashiru ’21

As an All-IAC athlete, accomplished violinist, and known leader in the community, Mudashiru plays soccer at Princeton University. He also played as an amateur for Loudon United, the second division affiliate of DC United, and works with Grassroots Soccer, a not-for-profit agency that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries.

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Mark Ebo ’16

Ebo elevated his game as team captain and won first team All-Conference (IAC) honors at Landon to ultimately play Division I football at College of the Holy Cross. While in college, Ebo was named to the All-Patriot League second team, selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, and won the Connor Award as the person the players are most proud of as a teammate.

John Geppert runs down field with lacrosse stick

 

John Geppert ’19

Geppert was named a four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse and was awarded two-time all-state and all-conference recognition. He helped lead Landon to a national championship in lacrosse in 2017 and was an all-metro selection at quarterback in 2017. Geppert is an Academic All-Big Ten at the University of Maryland, won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors and a 2022 national title.

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Next Level Beyond Landon

Landon prepares students to gain acceptance to their college or university of choice, and for many, the next-level skills to compete at the collegiate level. Our graduates emerge from Landon ready to confidently balance academic and athletic demands of top-tier colleges all around the country. Read more about where the 17 members of the Class of 2022 play college sports.

187+

Landon graduates have played NCAA athletics since 2010

93

college-level players across all divisions since 2017

17

Class of 2022 graduates are playing NCAA athletics

Accomplished Coaches

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Teacher-Coach-Mentor

In most cases, the same men and women who challenge and advise boys in Landon’s rigorous curriculum also inspire and coach boys to reach their athletic potential.

These teacher-coach-mentor relationships form strong bonds of mutual trust and respect—essential for boys to reach their highest level of academic and athletic achievement. The emphasis on relationships attracts talented and committed men and women who choose Landon because they want to make a difference in boys’ lives. These exceptional individuals treat this responsibility with the seriousness, commitment, and energy it deserves.

 

Two full-time certified athletic trainers manage the overall health and wellness of our student-athletes, while two certified strength and conditioning coaches teach boys how to safely increase their physical fitness.

Relationships are at the very core of our community at Landon. As teacher-coach-mentors, we learn what makes our students tick and where they need support. This approach allows us to challenge the boys to reach their potential in the classroom, on the stage, and on the fields. - will mcgettigan, Upper School History teacher and head varsity lacrosse coach

Facilities

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Designed for Growth

Landon’s 75-acre campus is filled with state-of-the-art athletic facilities like the Barton Alumni Athletic Center, which includes two gymnasiums, a wrestling room, and a 5,500-square-foot strength and conditioning area featuring nearly 9,000 pounds of free weights.
 

We recently installed a new turf field and resurfaced our seven-lane track. Landon boasts four grass fields, 10 outdoor tennis courts, two baseball fields, an outdoor swimming pool, two miles of cross-country trails, and a riflery range. Our ice hockey team skates nearby in the Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena.

Bordley Stadium

Turf field, track, and stadium

Armstrong Field

Armstrong Field 

Jacoby Tennis Courts

Jacoby Tennis Courts

Barton Alumni Athletic Center

Barton Alumni Athletic Center

Riddleberger Gym

Riddleberger Gym

Perkins Gym

Perkins Gym

Landon School's state of the art gymnasium facilities and strength and conditioning room

Weight Room

Goddard Field

Goddard Field

Landon students wrestle

Boehly Wrestling Room

Student playing water polo

Dixon Pool

Landon students playing street hockey

Sport Court

Prindle Field

Prindle Field

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Bears' Den, Rockville Ice Arena

Landon Bear

Go Bears!

Schedules

Team Opponent Date Time Location Score Status
Grade 5 Soccer vs.
Woods Academy
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Landon - Ethan H. Freed Field CANCELLED
Junior Varsity Soccer vs.
Episcopal High School
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Landon - J. A. Goddard Jr. Field
Varsity Soccer vs.
Episcopal High School
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Episcopal High School 8 - 0
Junior Varsity Water Polo vs.
Rescheduled from 10/5, Gonzaga College High School
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Landon - Thomas W. Dixon Pool
Freshman Soccer vs.
Basis Independent McLean
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Landon - Ethan H. Freed Field
Middle School White Soccer vs.
Mater Dei School
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Landon - J. A. Goddard Jr. Field
Middle School Brown Soccer vs.
Mater Dei School
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Mater Dei School
Grade 6 Soccer vs.
Mater Dei School
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Landon - Ethan H. Freed Field
Middle School Cross Country vs.
Bullis School
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Bullis School
Junior Varsity Soccer vs.
Georgetown Preparatory School
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Georgetown Preparatory School

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