Spring season preview


Head Coach: Henry Martinez 

Captains: Jay Adams ‘24, Reed Fernandes ‘24, George Lee ‘25, James Pedas ‘24 

Baseball brings a talented roster to this season, with some solid returners and some new, young impact players. They look forward to playing against some strong competition and already have during their spring break training trip.! The captains agreed that playing multiple strong teams from different states, including IMG Academy’s National team (a game that ended in a 5-3 loss), was great for the team. “Being exposed to high-level baseball is a good opportunity to grow,” George Lee ‘25 said. The team also benefited from time to bond with teammates and build team chemistry, both of which contributed to the first training trip victory in the past few seasons! The trip gave the team a head start on two of Coach Martinez’s goals – to have fun and bounce back after a loss. Other goals for the team are to win as many IAC games as possible and to compete for an IAC title.  

Notable Games 

  • Jackson Reed, Home, Thursday, 3/21 4:30 p.m. (0-1 Loss) 

  • IMG Academy, Away, Tuesday, 3/26, 1 p.m. 

  • Hun School, Home, Saturday, 4/6 1 p.m. 

  • Georgetown Prep, Home Thursday, 4/11 4:30 p.m. 

  • Highland School, Home, Wednesday, 4/17 4:30 p.m. 



Head Coach: Kali Palmiotto and Chris Ros 

Captains: To be named later in the season 

The crew team enters its second year as a Landon sport with a mix of novice and relatively new rowers. Due to the team’s small numbers, as well as its vast mix in physical size and strength, the team rows as part of National Rowers Club, which is composed of rowers from a number of area public and private schools. Therefore, the boats are not made up of individuals from the same school but rather are put together by relative speed. The team’s goals are to improve individual 2K (two-kilometer) test times and to qualify a novice boat of Landon rowers. Individually, Coach Ros wrote that he hopes that two to three of the rowers may be able to qualify for Nationals, even if not in a boat solely made up of Landon rowers. 

Notable Races 

The team will take part in a few local races at Thompson Boat House and Riley’s Lock. 



Head Coach: Matt Johnson 

Captain: Ryan Loev ‘24 

The fencing team returns two seasoned fencers from Landon and adds one from Holton-Arms, while comprising mainly of young athletes relatively new to the sport. The team looks forward to competing against other schools more than they have been able to in the past few seasons. Coach Johnson said the team’s goals are to improve skills, especially for the newcomers; to compete; and to have fun, and for the more experienced fencers to mentor the novices. 

Notable Matches 

  • St. Anselm’s, Home, Wednesday, 4/10 4:15 p.m. 

  • Georgetown Prep, Home, Thursday, 5/2 4 p.m. 



Head Coach: Andy Luther 

Captain: Griffin Lugar ‘24 

The golf team is extremely young this year, with only one senior, three Varsity returners, and two golfers who are new to playing at Landon. Therefore, although the central goals are, of course, to compete for an IAC title and to qualify for the Metro Championship, the team has a number of daily goals, such as compete every day, grow stronger together, and develop on--course chemistry to enhance partner play during matches, which are designed to bring the young team together and develop the less experienced players. During the team’s spring break training trip, captain Griffin Lugar ‘24 said the team grew closer with people they may not have known well before over team meals and time on the green at Pinehurst Golf Course. Since returning from the training trip, the team is looking forward to upcoming three-way matches and the Freeman Invitational tournament in May.  

Notable Matches 

  • Georgetown Prep, Bretton Woods Golf Course, Monday, 4/8 3:30 p.m. 

  • Bullis & DeMatha, Woodmont Country Club, Monday, 4/15 3:15 p.m. 

  • St. Albans, Chevy Chase Club, Monday, 4/22 3:30 p.m. 

  • McDonogh & Paul VI, Bretton Woods Golf Course, Thursday, 4/25 4 p.m. 

  • IAC Championship, P.B. Dye Golf Club, Wednesday, 5/1 11 a.m. 

Three lacrosse players celebrate a goal 


Head Coach: Will McGettigan 

Captains: Nathan Furgeson ‘24, Kevin Miller ‘24, Davis Owens ‘24, Anthony Panetti ‘24, Ahmed Zaid ‘24 

The lacrosse team’s roster is well-rounded this season, with more seniors than the past few seasons but still a mix of older and younger players, as well as experience and newcomer energy. The team brings back two good face-off specialists and a second year starting goalie. The offense is very experienced and deep, and the defense is overall younger but talented. The team looks to capitalize on its 3-0 record during their spring break training trip to Texas, which the captains agreed did much to build team culture, chemistry, and camaraderie, as it continues its way through one of the most competitive schedules in the country, with the final goal being an IAC title. In addition, Coach McGettigan wants his team to stay focused on standards: Compete. Next play. Team. 

Notable Games 

  • Bullis, Home, Friday, 4/5 4:30 p.m. 

  • Georgetown Prep, Away, Friday, 4/12 4:30 p.m. 

  • Gonzaga, Away, Wednesday, 4/24 7 p.m. 


Outdoor Track & Field 

Head Coach: Griffin Gagnon 

Captains: Ari Kalish ‘24, Milan Matteis ‘25 

Coach Gagnon brings back experience in almost every event with his small but dedicated roster of track and field athletes this spring. A mix of older and younger athletes will build on the winter indoor season, with the goals to develop a competitive team for IACs, and to improve overall athleticism, mobility, power, and speed, regardless of each athlete’s main event or primary sport. The team looks forward to competing at larger invitationals, where the energy of the many teams and athletes is palpable, and is especially working to be competitive at the IAC championship meet in May. 

Notable Meets  

  • IAC trials, Away at Bullis, Thursday, 5/9 

  • IAC finals, Away at Bullis, Saturday, 5/9 

Action shot from varsity rugby game


Head Coach: Sam Tyler 

Captains: Dean Farber ‘24, Barrett Hoffman ‘24, Hugh Neill ‘24 

The rugby team has had success the past few seasons, dominating the B division of the Metro Area Varsity Rugby Conference (MAVRC) with its large, athletic teams. Since then, the MAVRC has consolidated its divisions and the team will now be able to compete against A and B division teams for the league championship.  Coach Tyler identifies day-to-day goals of improving each day, competing as a team, and building support for teammates. With so many athletes who are new to the sport – only 12 of the 50 athletes are returiners - it is imperative both that the returners support the newcomers in their quest to learn the game and improve their skills, and that the newcomers learn quickly through consistent effort. 

Notable Games 

  • DeMatha, Home, Thursday, 4/11 4:30 p.m. 

  • Gonzaga, Home Wednesday, 4/17 4:30 p.m. 

  • Georgetown Prep, Home, Friday, 5/17 5 p.m. 



Head Coach: WT Miller ‘86 

Captains: Rex Bondi ‘24, Jeh-Lei Fan ‘25 

The tennis team brings back a good mix of upperclassmen and underclassmen with a ton of experience at the Varsity level – both sophomores on the team were contributing members of the Varsity squad last year, which finished second in the IAC. The team’s goal is to win the IAC this season after falling just short against St. Albans last year. Coach Miller said he is looking forward to the team competing in the Schafer Invitational in Philadelphia later this spring, as well as playing St. Albans at home. He also noted that the match at Sidwell Friends on March 18 was a good early-season test for the team against a very strong opponent. Although the team lost the match 2-5, the players valued the experience and displayed resilience after the loss, beating Walt Whitman two days later. 

Notable Matches 

  • Sidwell Friends, Away, Monday, 3/18 4 p.m. (2-5 Loss) 

  • St. Albans, Home, Thursday, 4/25 4:15 p.m. 

  • Potomac, Monday, Home, 4/29 4:15 p.m. 


Ultimate Frisbee 

Head Coach: Bryan Calloway 

Captains: Sean Curran ‘24, Khalil Dembele ‘24, Benji Groeschel ‘24, Christian Jensen ‘24 

The ultimate team returns talent, character, and spirit with its senior-heavy roster. The team looks forward to competing against the other schools on their schedule and the annual faculty-student game at the end of the season. Coach Calloway hopes the team will improve in skill, team cohesion, and communication throughout the season and develop future team leaders, as the team will graduate so many this year. 

Notable Games 

  • Field School, Home, Friday, 4/5 4 p.m. 

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