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Navy football seniors get service assignments

Posted on 08 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Our Nation’s Future Leaders

• Navy’s 22 seniors received their Service Assignments on December 4. Graduates of the Naval Academy serve a minimum of five years in the Navy or Marine Corps, while pilots serve eight years upon earning their wings.

• 14 seniors will be commissioned Ensigns in the United States Navy, while eight will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.


Service Assignments for the Class of 2014

Player Service Assignment

Matt Aiken    Surface Warfare

Casey Bolena    Surface Warfare

Travis Bridges    Surface Warfare

Barry Dabney    Surface Warfare

Albrey Felder    Surface Warfare

Justin Haan    Marine Corps Pilot

Brantley Horton    Marine Corps Ground

Michael Huf    Surface Warfare

Shawn Lynch    Naval Flight Officer

Eric Mahler    Naval Flight Officer

Hayden Maples    Marine Corps Ground

Evan Palelei    Marine Corps Ground

Cody Peterson Marine Corps Ground

Wave Ryder    Navy Pilot

DJ Sargenti    Marine Corps Ground

Darius Staten    Supply Corps

Thomas Stone    Supply Corps

Marcus Thomas    Marine Corps Ground

Michel Tuimavave    Surface Warfare

Matthew Van Halanger    Surface Warfare

Graham Vickers    Surface Warfare

Sam Womack    Marine Corps Ground

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Navy KR Thomas named Independent Player of the Week

Posted on 04 November 2013 by WNST Staff


Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston, Notre Dame defensive lineman Kona Schwenke and Navy kick returner Marcus Thomas have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games played through Saturday, Nov. 2.  Folston is cited on Offense, Schwenke is honored on Defense, and Thomas is recognized on Special Teams.  All three players are first-time honorees.



Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston

A freshman from Cocoa, Fla., Folston ran for a career-best 140 yards and the game-winning touchdown—the first score of his career—in Notre Dame’s 38-34 home win over Navy.  Folston became the first Irish freshman running back to eclipse 100 yards since Robert Hughes against Stanford in 2007; he rushed for the most yards by an Irish freshman running back since Julius Jones ran for 146 yards v. Navy in 1999.  Folston ended the day just eight yards shy of the Notre Dame freshman rushing record held by Jerome Heavens, who ran for 148 yards against Georgia Tech in 1975.



Notre Dame DL Kona Schwenke

A senior from Hauula, Hawaii, Schwenke filled in for an injured Louis Nix III and collected a career-best 11 tackles, including 10 in the first half, in Notre Dame’s 38-34 victory over Navy.  Schwenke, who ended up having to leave the game with a second half-injury, had recorded a total of 15 tackles over his first 27 career games before emerging against the Midshipmen and their productive option attack.



Navy KR Marcus Thomas

A senior from Baton Rouge, La., Thomas returned five kickoffs for 137 yards (27.4 yard average) in a 38-34 loss at Notre Dame.  Thomas’ last return was a 49-yard run-back to midfield which positioned the Midshipmen for their final drive with 3:47 to play.  Thomas ended the day with 162 all-purpose yards, as he also caught two passes for 25 yards.

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