Landon, Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga boys’ lacrosse highlight field at Spring Classic


Senior Alex Corboy leads Gonzaga into a matchup with Baltimore power Calvert Hall at Friday’s Spring Classic. (Doug Kapustin for The Washington Post)

A year ago, the Landon lacrosse team highlighted the inaugural Spring Classic with a 5-4 win over Haverford (Pa.) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium that snapped the Fords’ 30-game winning streak.

The Bears are back for the second event on Friday night, taking on Pennsylvania power Penn Charter at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. They’re joined by Interstate Athletic Conference rival Georgetown Prep and three-time defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champ Gonzaga as part of the three-game slate. The Little Hoyas and Eagles will be playing Baltimore powers, Gilman and Calvert Hall, respectively.

“Playing in a college stadium under the lights against a great team, it’s a neat experience for the kids,” Landon Coach Rob Bordley said. “I know how excited they were to play down at Navy last year, and I’m sure it will be that way again.”

As usual, all three area teams are loaded with Division I recruits.

Gonzaga, which finished atop The Post rankings last spring, boasts a senior-heavy lineup with two returning second-team All-Mets in seniors Alex Corboy (Providence) and Jack Slater (Bucknell). Slater, also a member of the school’s top-ranked ice hockey team, provided his Final Four picks here Thursday.

The Eagles (3-2) have ratcheted up their nonconference schedule and already lost more games than all of last season after falling on Tuesday at Boys’ Latin, the top team in Inside Lacrosse’s latest national rankings.

Coming off an IAC title, Landon (3-1) junior attackman Sean O’Brien (Bucknell) has 13 goals in four games, and senior Michael Rhoads (Virginia) leads the defense.

Georgetown Prep junior Brendan Collins, a Notre Dame commit, should be among the area’s top midfielders, and seniors Bear Altemus and Colin Giblin provide a proven offensive punch in the attack. The Little Hoyas are 2-2, including an upset 7-5 loss to Paul VI last Tuesday.

Here’s the full schedule:

Gonzaga vs. Calvert Hall, 4 p.m.
Landon vs. Penn Charter, 6 p.m.
Georgetown Prep vs. Gilman, 8 p.m.

Admission: $12

Related: Who should be the top-ranked boys’ lacrosse team in the area?

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