Madlax-Capital 2024 won every game it played this fall winning 3 tournaments in the process. Weekend training sessions all September and October paid off as they won the Halloween Havoc (2023 division), MD Invitational and Crabs Autumn Classic events in November. They head into the winter excited about the future and the spring season.
The future is very bright!
Madlax-Capital 2024 finished the summer strong to prove once again that they are one of the best teams in the country. They won the last 11 games of the summer to win two Championships; Crabs Young Guns and Hogan Hershey Tournaments. Two of their only three losses of the entire summer were in the Championship games at LI Laxfest and Madlax Capital Classic. Their summer record was 18-3. Since March 1st their record is 34-3 as they won every game they played in the spring.
This team continues to improve and is loaded with fine young men who work hard and have a lot of fun on and off the field. They played some of their most beautiful and unselfish lacrosse ever at Young Guns and Hershey in the last two weeks of summer play. When this team wins GB's and moves the ball they are extremely tough to stop. They have the speed, skill, size, focus, character and determination to be champions on the field for a long time. Off the field, in school and at home these boys are respectful and leaders. It has been a total and complete joy to coach and mold this great team.
The coaches will miss everyone until fall season starts up in late August but we will look back on the last few months as an unbelievable experience. It is so rewarding to coach this group. Have a great rest of the summer.
Play With Passion,
Coaches Cabell Maddux, Reece Belcher, Parker Baddley
Madlax won the 2016 Spring League Championship!
Madlax beat the Hawks in the semi-finals and Team 91 MD in the finals to capture the crown. Congratulation!!!
One of the top teams from Long Island, NY traveled to DC to play Madlax-Capital. It was an awesome game. After being tied late 6-6, Madlax scored two crucial goals, won face-offs and held on to win 8-6.
Madlax scored first and lead the entire game but there were multiple ties throughout this hard fought game between two of the nation's finest programs. The Team 91 goalie made 12 saves to keep it tight as Madlax took 22 shots on the game. JJ Kim, made 5 saves of his own.
Sam Whitehurst, spring season MVP, was on point. He had 3 goals, 1 assists and won all 7 face-offs! Team 91 tried to shut him off but Madlax went into their shut offense and kept scoring. Ryan Duenkel had 3 goals and 3 forced turnovers, Chase Robertson added one and Jake Campbell scored a goal and had 2 big assists. Robby Bath picked up 6 GB's and an assist and was athletic in the middle of the field all day.
Callan Keane was particularly strong on defense with 3 GB's and 3 forced turnovers and shut down play at close defense. Mason Elkas, Brody Green and Davis Owens were also incredible as the defense was missing two starters but didn't miss a beat.
A fun yet intense game, Madlax continued to prove it is one of the top 2024 teams in the country and now heads into an aggressive summer tournaments schedule where they will face other outstanding teams from Philly and Long Island!
Best of luck to Madlax-Capital 2024 and Play with Passion!
Madlax hosted the Diamondbacks on Mothers Day at Landon School in the Bordley Stadium. It was a solid performance by Madlax and they pulled away to win 11-4 to remain undefeated on the season.
Madlax started slowly only taking a 1-0 lead into the 2nd quarter after a goal by Chase Robertson. However, in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters the offense found it's rhythm and poured it on. It was 4-1 at half, 8-3 after 3 and 11-4 final.
Sam Whitehurst led the team with 3 goals and 10 GB's. He also won 5 of 7 face-offs. Cameron Kelly, Chase Robertson, Steele Maddux and Ryan Duenkel all added 2 goals each to round out the scoring.
The defense was once again very strong all day! Davis Owens had 4 GB's and 3 forced turnovers as he terrified opposing middies all game. John Grennan had 4 GB's and 2 forced turnovers while Graham Lesher had 3 GB's and 2 forced turnovers. JJ Kim made 6 saves to maintain a solid Save%.
Madlax finishes up the regular season with another game vs a strong Hawks team this Sunday.
Madlax 2024 Capital did it again. They came from behind to pull out a win over a talented Team 91 MD team. Trailing 3-5 entering the 4th Q, Madlax locked down defensively and won 4-0 in the 4th Q to pull away and capture the big win. The team remains undefeated in league play with a record of 4-0.
Team 91 MD came in with a defensive strategy of shutting off Sam Whitehurst which they did the entire game. Sam handled it with poise scoring a goal and winning 9 of 11 face-offs while picking up 10 GB's to lead the squad. Madlax offense proved shutting off one player wont work as the other players stepped up and picked up the scoring.
Steele Maddux added 3 points (2g, 1a), Ryan Duenkel pumped in 4 points (1g, 3a), and Hank Maddux and Chase Robertson each added an assist. However, it was Jake Campbell who scored 3 goals including the game winning and game clinching goals in the 4th Q! He finished two gorgeous inside shots off excellent feeds from Ryan Duenkel late in the game. Madlax showed it has depth at every position which wins these close games. This is the 3rd come from behind win of the season for Madlax 2024. PHEW!!!
Defensively Davis Owens was incredible forcing 3 turnovers that changed the course of the game. He controlled the middle of the field and disrupted the Team 91 Middies all game. Graham Lesher did a fine job on the opponents leading scorer in the 2nd half. Mason Elkins improves weekly at close defense. Callan Keane, John Grennan, Brodie Green round out the best long sticks core who protect a stellar goalie, JJ Kim (7 saves). The defense only gives up 5.75 goals per game which is a league best!
Madlax takes on Arden Diamondbacks on May 8, Mothers Day, at home at Landon School at 1:30pm.
Madlax went down 0-2 early in the 1st quarter as Bethesda came out fired up and ready to play. After an early time out to refocus and adjust it was all Madlax!!!
Sam Whitehurst proceeded to take over the game scoring 3 goals before half time as Madlax jumped to a 6-3 half-time lead. he won 7 of 8 face offs as well. The 3rd quarter was a bit of a struggle with Madlax making too many penalties which gave Bethesda some life. After settling down Madlax then stepped it up and finished off Bethesda 9-5.
Ryan Duenkel and Sam Whitehurst both finished with 5 points (4g, 1a) to lead the team offensively. John Grennan did a fantastic job guarding Bethesda's top attackman and limited him. Jake Campbell added 3 points (1g, 2a) to round out scoring. Robbie won 4 of 5 face offs also.
JJ Kim was incredible in cage making 10 saves and posting a 67% save%. Bethesda did hit 5 pipes (the goalies best friend) but JJ was solid on all other shots.
Madlax improves to 3-0 in league play and is in 1st place. They face Team 91 MD in next game this Sunday.
Madlax cruised to a solid 13-9 victory over Looney's this past Sunday to improve to 2-0 in the HOCO league.
Madlax used a 5-1 run in the 2nd quarter to pull away from a very strong Looney's team. Jake Campbell led the team with 7 points (6 in the first half) as he picked apart a good zone defense. Sam Whitehurst was dominant in all aspects all day. He won 9 of 13 face-offs, had 6 GB's to lead the team and had 5 points (2g, 3a)!
Hank Maddux and Chase Robertson added a pair of goals while Steele Maddux, Ryan Duenkel, Ryan Baik, Cameron Kelley all pitched in one goal each. JJ was good in cage with a 50% save% on the day and improved clears. Robbie Bath was 4 of 6 on face-offs.
The team is looking forward to playing local rival Bethesda in the next league game!
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Long Island Legacy 2024 came to DC to play local teams in friendly non-league games. The games were held at Landon Freed field. LI Legacy has beaten Team 91 by one goal recently and LI Express by a lot of goals and claimed to be best team on long Island.
Madlax 2024 jumped all over LI Legacy and cruised to a convincing 12-3 win. It was a confidence booster for the team as they started to finally move the ball extremely fast all over the field. Graham Lesher in particular did a fantastic job shutting down his attackman. Steele Maddux had 4 goals to pace the offense.
Overall the team improved and was ready to play Looney's the next day!
League Game #1:
Congrats to the 2024 Capital team for an amazing come from behind win today. It was ugly as they had 8 minutes of penalties but once again the team found a way to win. Total team effort.
Jake Campbell scored the game tying and winning goals. He was not going to be denied. Incredible effort!
Robbie Bath had a game winning clear that led to Jakes final goal. What an athlete.
JJ Kim had 8 impressive saves on some rips and gave us a chance to win. 66% Save% on the game. Great clears also. Best game this spring and we needed it.
Ryan scored two crucial goals in the 2nd half. Sam and Robbie battled on face offs and won the important ones in the 4th Q. Ryan B. stuck a sweet goal.
Graham had 6 GB'S to lead the team and shut down his attackman. The defense held a very dangerous Hawks offense to only 1 goal the entire 2nd half. Way to go defense...and that includes a lot of guys.
The boys proved they are winners who once again showed impressive heart and toughness.
Next week's game brings a very strong Looney's LC from Baltimore.
The final pre-season play day and three more wins for Madlax-Capital 2024. Solid games vs MD Redshirts, Hawks and FCA prepares this team for an upcoming season in the new Howard County Select league. The new league should be very challenging!
Madlax cruised to wins over MD Reshirts and FCA but had a battle on their hands against the Hawks in the 2nd annual MADness Play Day. Trailing all game and down 2-4 the boys stepped it up in the 2nd half pulling off a remarkable come from behind 6-5 win.
Ryan Duenkel had 2 G's and 1 A to lead the way. Sam Whitehurst had the game winning goal. JJ Kim was stellar in cage making 9 saves and a 64% Save%.
Madlax plays the same Hawks team in the season opener in the new HOCO league on 4.10. Hopefully, the team will start stronger earlier in the game in stead of waiting until the 2nd half to get rolling.