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Navy FB Copeland named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

Posted on 20 August 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Fullback Noah Copeland On Watch List For The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Senior fullback Noah Copeland is one of 43 players on the watch list for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in the FBS who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year college. 

The Watch List announced today will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists in November and then four finalists in December. The finalists will be brought to Tyler, Texas for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards Banquet scheduled for January 14, 2015.

Earl Campbell graduated from John Tyler High School in Tyler before joining the University of Texas Longhorns under legendary Coach Darrell K. Royal. In his senior year, he led the nation with 1,744 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns, going on to win the Longhorns’ first Heisman Trophy.

He was subsequently drafted by the Houston Oilers where he won Rookie of the Year honors in 1978 and went on to lead the NFL in rushing three times. Campbell earned NFL MVP in 1979 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991.

Copeland is a three-year letterwinner and elected by his teammates to serve as a co-captain, along with safety Parrish Gaines, for the 2014 season.

Copeland rushed for 339 yards on 69 carries and two touchdowns, while catching three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown during an injury plagued junior year.

As a sophomore, Copeland rushed for 738 yards on 162 carries and two touchdowns as he finished the year as Navy’s second-leading rusher.

As a freshman, he mainly played on special teams and came up with seven tackles and forced a fumble.  He had a huge Army-Navy game, recording four tackles and forcing a fumble that Navy recovered and later scored on.

Tickets are still available for Navy’s season opener against Ohio State on Saturday, August 30th at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 12 noon.

Tickets are $75 for the lower and upper levels and $125 for club seats.  To purchase tickets, call 1-800-US4-NAVY or you can buy them on the web at: http://bit.ly/1vxIyoF 

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

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Navy receives two points in first AP poll of season

Posted on 18 August 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Football Team Receives Two Points In The Associated Press Top 25

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Navy football team received two points in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 poll.  Navy’s season opening opponent, Ohio State, is ranked fifth with 1,207 points.  Notre Dame, who Navy plays on Nov. 1 at FedExField in Landover, Md., is ranked 17th.

This is the 26th-consecutive year that Ohio State has been ranked in the AP preseason poll, which is the best in the FBS.  Oklahoma is the next closest to Ohio State at 15-consecutive years.

Navy enters the Ohio State game tied for the sixth-longest active winning streak in the FBS with five straight wins. Florida State has the longest current streak with 16-consecutive wins, while Michigan State has 10 straight victories, UCF nine and Louisville and South Carolina have six each.  Navy is tied with Vanderbilt and Texas San-Antonio with five each.

Tickets are still available for Navy’s season opener against the Buyckeyes on Saturday, August 30th at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 12 noon.

Tickets are $75 for the lower and upper levels and $125 for club seats.  To purchase tickets, call 1-800-US4-NAVY or you can buy them on the web at: http://bit.ly/1vxIyoF

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

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Navy QB Reynolds named to Manning Award watch list

Posted on 14 August 2014 by WNST Staff

Keenan Reynolds One Of 32 Quarterbacks Named To The Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Watch List

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md.–The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Thursday. The list includes 32 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2014 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls.

 

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.

 

“This is always a great time of year with college football ramping up once again,” said Archie Manning. “We have a very strong group of 32 quarterbacks on our Watch List this year and we’ve seen them all in action, but every year there are new guys who jump right in and become stars. That’s what makes college football such a wonderful sport – you never know what might happen once the teams get out on the field.”

 

Additional quarterbacks may be added to the Watch List after the start of the season. The list of 10 finalists will be released on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

 

This year’s Watch List includes players from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Pac-12 leads the way with seven selections, followed by the Big Ten with five and the Big 12 with four. There are 18 seniors on the list while the junior class is represented by 10 quarterbacks. Rounding out the 32 are four sophomores, including Florida State’s Jameis Winston, who will look to be the first repeat winner of the honor. In addition to Winston, Oregon senior Marcus Mariota and Baylor senior Bryce Petty are returning finalists.

 

2014-15 Manning Award Watch List

Anthony Boone              Duke                             Sr.

Terrance Broadway       ULL                                 Sr.

Shane Carden                  East Carolina              Sr.

Rakeem Cato                   Marshall                       Sr.

Connor Cook                    Michigan State          Jr.

Cody Fajardo                   Nevada                        Sr.

Devin Gardner                Michigan                      Sr.

Garrett Grayson             Colorado State          Sr.

Connor Halliday              Washington State    Sr.

Taylor Heinicke               Old Dominion            Sr.

Taysom Hill                       BYU                                Jr.

Kevin Hogan                     Stanford                      Sr.

Brett Hundley                  UCLA                             Jr.

Matt Johnson                  Bowling Green          Jr.

Chuckie Keeton              Utah State                  Sr.

Taylor Kelly                       Arizona State             Sr.

Cody Kessler                    USC                                Jr.

Trevor Knight                   Oklahoma                   So.

Sean Mannion                 Oregon State             Sr.

Marcus Mariota              Oregon                         Jr.

Nick Marshall                   Auburn                         Sr.

Braxton Miller                 Ohio State                   Sr.

Bryce Petty                       Baylor                           Sr.

Dak Prescott                    Mississippi State       Jr.

Keenan Reynolds           Navy                              Jr.

Jake Rudock                     Iowa                              Jr.

Nate Sudfeld                   Indiana                         Jr.

P.J. Walker                        Temple                         So.

Bo Wallace                        Ole Miss                       Sr.

Jake Waters                     Kansas State              Sr.

Davis Webb                      Texas Tech                  So.

Jameis Winston              Florida State               So.

 

“We have had the opportunity to recognize 10 outstanding quarterbacks with the Manning Award,” said Paul Hoolahan, Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO. “It is truly a great honor for the Allstate Sugar Bowl to sponsor this award and we wish the best of luck to every quarterback and team in the country for another great year of college football.”

 

Reynolds is coming off one of the greatest seasons by a Navy football player in school history, rushing for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. His 31 rushing touchdowns was not only a school record, but an NCAA record for a quarterback as well. Reynolds was just the fourth player in NCAA history (any position) to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.

He finished the 2013 campaign No. 1 in the country in scoring per game (14.7 points per contest), tied for first in touchdowns (31) and tied for 11th in points responsible for per game (18.2). His 1,3446 rushing yards are the 14th most in NCAA history by a quarterback and the third most in school history by any player. His seven rushing touchdowns against San Jose State set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in any game and tied the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by any player against an FBS opponent.

Reynolds scored 188 points in 2013, eclipsing the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917. His 236 points responsible for (31 rushing touchdowns, eight passing touchdowns, one two-point conversion) shattered the previous school record of 198 set by Ricky Dobbs in 2009.

Reynolds has led Navy to five fourth quarter comebacks in his first two seasons, which is the second most fourth quarter comebacks in the country among active quarterbacks. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has engineered six fourth quarter comebacks.

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

 

Tickets are still available for Navy’s season opener against sixth ranked Ohio State on Saturday, August 30th at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 12 noon.

 

Tickets are $75 for the lower and upper levels and $125 for club seats.  To purchase tickets, call 1-800-US4-NAVY or you can buy them on the web at: http://bit.ly/1vxIyoF

 

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

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Seven Navy games to air on CBS Sports Network

Posted on 13 August 2014 by WNST Staff

CBS Sports Network will broadcast 66 college football games this year, and this year the schedule now includes games from The American Athletic Conference.

The schedule also includes games featuring Ohio State, Nebraska and Arizona State.

Here’s the entire broadcast schedule for the 2014 season:

8/28 – Tulane at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

8/29 – Bowling Green at WKU, 7:30 p.m.

8/30 – Ohio State vs. Navy in Baltimore, 12 p.m.

8/30 – Northern Arizona at San Diego State, 7 p.m.

8/30 – Washington at Hawaii, 10:30 p.m.

9/4 – Grand Valley at Azusa Pacific, 9 p.m.

9/6 – Buffalo at Army, 12 p.m.

9/6 – Maryland at USF, 3:30 p.m.

9/6 – Arizona State at New Mexico, 7 p.m.

9/6 – Oregon State at Hawaii, 10:30 p.m.

9/11 – Louisiana Tech at North Texas, 8 p.m.

9/13 – Ohio at Marshall, 12 p.m.

9/13 – N.C. State at USF, 3:30 p.m.

9/13 – Wake Forest at Utah State, 7 p.m.

9/13 – Nebraska at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m.

9/18 – Southeatern Oklahoma at Henderson State, 8 p.m.

9/20 – Rutgers at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

9/20 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

9/20 – Louisiana at Boise State, 10:30 p.m.

9/25 – Missouri Western at Lindenwood, 8 p.m.

9/27 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

9/27 – WKU at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

9/27 – Boise State at Air Force, 7 p.m.

9/27 – Nevada at San Jose State, 10:30 p.m.

10/2 – Benedict at Miles, 8 p.m.

10/3 – Lafayette at Fordham, 6:30 p.m.

10/3 – San Diego State at Fresno State, 10 p.m.

10/4 – Ball State at Army, 12 p.m.

10/4 – Navy at Air Force, 3:30 p.m.

10/4 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 7p.m.

10/4 – Boise State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

10/9 – Minnesota State at Winona State, 8 p.m.

10/10 – Fresno State at UNLV, 10 p.m.

10/11 – Rice at Army, 12 p.m.

10/11 – VMI at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

10/11 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 7 p.m.

10/11 – Colorado State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

10/16 – Colorado School of Mines at Fort Lewis, 8 p.m.

10/18 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 3:30 p.m.

10/18 – Utah State at Colorado State, 7 p.m.

10/18 – Hawaii at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.

10/25 – San Jose State at Navy, 1 p.m.

10/25 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 5 p.m.

10/30 – St. Joseph’s (IN) at University of Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

11/1 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

11/1 – BYU at Middle Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.

11/1 – Colorado State at San Jose State, 7 p.m.

11/1 – San Diego State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

11/7 – Fordham at Bucknell, 6:30 p.m.

11/8 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

11/8 – UConn vs. Army in Yankee Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

11/8 – Boise State at New Mexico, 7 p.m.

11/8 – San Jose State at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m.

11/13 – Southern Miss at UTSA, 8 p.m.

11/15 – Army at WKU, 12 p.m.

11/15 – Georgia Southern at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

11/15 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 8 p.m.

11/21 – Air Force at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m.

11/22 – Fordham at Army, 12 p.m.

11/22 – Lehigh vs. Lafayette in Yankee Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

11/22 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 8 p.m.

11/28 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

11/29 – Rice at Louisiana Tech, 12 p.m.

11/29 – San Jose State at San Diego State, 3:30 p.m.

12/6 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

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Navy set to hold FanFest Saturday rain or shine

Posted on 01 August 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Football Media Day/Fan Fest Presented By Beach Boys Papa John’s Will Be HeldTomorrow Rain Or Shine

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy Football Media Day/Fan Fest presented by Beach Boys Papa John’s will be held tomorrow from 10:00 AM-12 noon rain or shine.  The current weather forecast calls for rain in the early morning on Saturday, but just a 20 percent chance from 9:00 AM-12 noon.  Regardless, the team will be at Navy-Marine Corps on Saturday signing autographs on the blue side concourse.

Navy fans should enter the parking lot on Saturday through Gate 5 on the Blue or Press Box side.  Admission is free and there is a $5 charge to park. Fan Fest activities will include interactive inflatable games, giveaways and live music. The first 250 kids will receive a free t-shirt. 

The Navy Football Press Conference will be carried live and in HD by Campus Insiders starting at 10:00 AM.  To watch the press conference click here:http://campusinsiders.com/live/1457

Campus Insiders is your source for college sports news and information, including live video programming of sporting events and press conferences.  Campus Insiders is also the home of the Patriot League Network, where last year 100 Navy sporting events were broadcast for free including men’s and women’s soccer, water polo, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, wrestling, men’s and women’s lacrosse and baseball.  It also carried Naval Academy’s graduation ceremonies.

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Navy set to open training camp Thursday night

Posted on 30 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Preseason Schedule    
• Seventh-year Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo will open the 2014 season when the Midshipmen report for fall camp on Wednesday, July 30, and will hold the first day of practice on Thursday, July 31.
• The Mids will hold four days of two-a-day practices (8/6, 8/8, 8/11 and 8/13).
• Media Day / Fan Fest is set for Saturday, August 2 at 10 am at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
• The annual Blue & Gold BBQ will take place on Saturday Aug. 9. Practice starts at 10 AM and the BBQ at 12 noon.
• The Brigade of Midshipmen will return to the Academy on Saturday, August 16.
• Navy will resume its normal Monday-Friday practice schedule on Monday, Aug. 18, practicing daily from 4-6 pm.  That is the first day that plebes will be available for interviews.
• The Midshipmen kick off their season on Saturday, August 30 vs. Ohio State in Baltimore.

Navy’s 2014 Schedule    
• The Navy football team, coming off a 2013 campaign that saw the Mids finish with a 9-4 record, win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualify for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, win a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeat Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year, will face a challenging 2014 schedule that features five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and three neutral site games in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
• The Mids will play seven teams that were bowl eligible in 2013, including two of college football’s most storied programs, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
• This year also marks Navy’s final year as an independent as the Mids will join the American Athletic Conference in 2015.
• Navy will open up the 2014 campaign with a bang as it plays host to Ohio State at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 30 at 12 noon. The Buckeyes are coming off a 12-2 season and have amassed a 24-2 record over the last two years under Urban Meyer. This will be the second time in six years that Navy has opened up against Ohio State. In 2009, the Mids went into Columbus and nearly pulled off the upset before losing 31-27 on an intercepted two-point conversion that was returned for two points in the final minute.
• The following week (Sept. 6), Navy will travel to future American Athletic Conference foe Temple (2-10 in 2013), as the two teams will tangle at Lincoln Financial Field. The Mids are 10-0 all-time at Lincoln Financial (9-0 vs. Army, 1-0 vs. Temple).
• The Mids will be back on the road the following week (Sept. 13) as they travel to San Marcos, Texas to take on the Bobcats of Texas State (6-6 in 2013). It will be Navy’s first trip to San Marcos.
• The Mids will play their first game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sept. 20 when Navy plays host to one of the Big Ten’s newest members, Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights were 6-7 a year ago and played in the Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame.
• Navy will be looking for payback the following week as it plays host to Western Kentucky on Sept. 27. The Hilltoppers are coming off an 8-4 campaign, including a 19-7 victory over Navy in a game that starting quarterback Keenan Reynolds was knocked out of in the second quarter.
• Navy travels to Colorado Springs on Oct. 4 to take on Air Force in the first game of the round-robin competition between Navy, Air Force and Army for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy. Navy defeated Air Force last year, 28-10, in Annapolis and will look to beat Air Force for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings. Air Force finished 2-10 a year ago.
• Navy returns home to face VMI on Oct. 11 and then, after a week off, will welcome San Jose State on Oct. 25 in a rematch of one of the best games in all of college football a year ago. The Spartans, who finished 6-6 on the year including an upset of undefeated Fresno State in the season finale, lost to Navy, 58-52, in triple overtime as Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for an NCAA-record (for a quarterback) seven rushing touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard touchdown run.
• The following week the Mids will take the short trip down Route 50 to battle the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (9-4) at FedExField in Washington, DC in a prime time game on CBS. Last year, Notre Dame outlasted Navy, 38-34, in a game that featured an incredible nine lead changes. This will be just the second Navy-Notre Dame game played at night and Navy’s first prime time game on an over the air network.
• After another off-week, the Mids return to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to face a Georgia Southern team (Nov. 15) that will be in its first full year as a Football Bowl Subdivision team. Last year, as a transitional FBS squad, the Eagles went 7-4 including a 26-20 upset victory over Florida in The Swamp.
• After a third off-week in six weeks, the Mids return to the gridiron on Friday, Nov. 28, to take on South Alabama (6-6) in Mobile, Ala. It will be Navy’s first trip to Mobile to play the Jaguars.
• Navy will have a fourth off-week after the South Alabama game before playing Service Academy rival Army at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. Navy will be going for a record 13th win in a row against its biggest rival. It will be the first Army-Navy game in Baltimore since 2007 when the Mids beat the Black Knights, 38-3. Army head coach Jeff Monken was an assistant at Navy for that game.
• CBS Sports has the rights to all of Navy’s home football games and either CBS or CBS Sports Network will televise all five games played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, as well as the neutral site games against Ohio State and Notre Dame. CBS is home for the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.
• With six wins in 2014, the Mids will qualify to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23

2014 Preseason Honors    
• Senior offensive tackle Bradyn Heap, senior outside linebacker Chris Johnson, senior safety Parrish Gaines and senior punter Pablo Beltran have been named to the Phil Steele 2014 Preseason All-Independent First Team.
• Steele ranks four Navy units among the best in the country. He ranks Navy’s quarterbacks as the nation’s 20th best (Ohio State was #5), Navy’s running backs (SB’s and FB’s) were ranked 39th (Army’s backs are ranked 9th, Ohio State 22nd and Notre Dame 24th), the offensive line is ranked 33rd (Notre Dame is 16th) and Navy’s special teams are ranked 24th in the country (Ohio State is 15th).
• Junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds is on the Watch List for the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
• Johnson is on the Watch List for the Lombardi Award.

Copeland, Gaines Named 2014 Team Captains    
•    Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced at the annual football banquet last February that fullback Noah Copeland and safety Parrish Gaines had been elected team captains for the 2014 football season by their teammates.
• Copeland played in nine of Navy’s 13 games last fall, missing four games due to injury.  He rushed for 339 yards and two touchdowns on 69 carries (4.9 yards per carry) and caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown.  He rushed for a career-high 153 yards on 28 carries and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass against Toledo and had a 39-yard touchdown run in the Army-Navy game.
• Gaines had started 24-consecutive games at cornerback before switching to safety for the Pitt game due to injuries in the Navy secondary.  He started the final seven games at safety.  Gaines finished fourth on the team in tackles with 65, while turning in a team-high tying three interceptions.  His biggest interception of the year came against San Jose State when he intercepted David Fales in the end zone in the third overtime, setting up Keenan Reynolds’ 25-yard touchdown run to give Navy a thrilling 58-52 victory.

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Navy lacrosse coach Sowell introduces 20 man recruiting class

Posted on 28 July 2014 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With the graduation of 13 players off last year’s squad, fourth-year Navy men’s lacrosse coach Rick Sowell and his staff have welcomed 20 new faces to the Midshipmen lacrosse program this summer.

The Class of 2018 is represented by players from nine states, as far west as California and includes seven standouts hailing from the state of Maryland. Among those players from the Old Line State are Spencer Coyle, Steve Hincks, DJ Plumer and Nick Ramsey who were finalists for the C. Markland Kelly High School Lacrosse Award which has been awarded for the last 60-plus years to the best high school lacrosse player in the state of Maryland.

Meanwhile four of Navy’s recruits garnered All-America recognition (Hiram Carter, Noah Pounds, Nick Ramsey and Ray Wardell) and 11 led their respective programs as team captains. Additionally 17 received all-league honors and four were named their school’s athlete of the year.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome the Class of 2018 to the United States Naval Academy and to Navy Lacrosse,” said Sowell. “This is a rather large class that possesses the talent and desire to excel on the playing field. These young men have the character that it takes to become outstanding midshipmen and we expect them to make an immediate impact, both on the field and within the Brigade.”

 

Navy Men's Lacrosse Class of 2018
Hiram Carter         D          6-0     205    Apopka, Fla. / Lake Brantley
Spencer Coyle        A/M        5-9     175    Annapolis, Md. / St. Mary's
Taylor Esoldi        A/M        6-0     190    Encinitas, Calif. / Cathedral Catholic
Mike Germano         FO         6-0     185    Wilmette, Ill. / New Trier
Carson Hart          M          6-0     190    Wayland, Mass. / Wayland
Cortland Heneveld    M          6-3     205    East Hampton, N.Y. / East Hampton
Chris Hill           M/A        5-10    180    Novato, Calif. / Marin Catholic
Steve Hincks         D          6-3	210    Edgewater, Md. / South River
David Jones          M          6-4	195    Annapolis, Md. / Severn School
Justin Knode         M          5-11	196    Prince Frederick, Md. / Calverton School
Dave Little          A          6-1     190    Vienna, Va. / The Hill Academy
DJ Plumer            M          6-3     187    Stevensville, Md. / Kent Island
Noah Pounds          GK         5-8     185    Fair Lawn, N.J. / Ridgewood
Nick Ramsey          GK         6-0     185    Crofton, Md. / DeMatha Catholic
Jack Ray             A          6-6     255    Wyckoff, N.J. / Don Bosco Prep
Casey Rees           M          6-2     187    Sykesville, Md. / Boys' Latin
Michael Strack       LSM / D    6-1     190    North Babylon, N.Y. / St. Anthony's
George Uhrich        LSM/ D     6-4     205    Ambler, Pa. / La Salle College (HS)
Joseph Varello       M / FO     5-10    195    Kings Park, N.Y. / Smithtown West
Ray Wardell          M          6-5     220    Babylon, N.Y. / Babylon

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CBS to air Navy/Notre Dame game in primetime

Posted on 24 July 2014 by WNST Staff

CBS Sports To Televise Navy-Notre Dame Game In Prime Time

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—CBS Sports announced today that the Navy-Notre Dame game will be televised nationally to a prime time audience with a scheduled 8 PM kickoff at FedExField in Landover, Md.

This is believed to be the first time a Navy football game has been televised live in prime time on an over-the-air network (ABC, NBC or CBS) and it is also believed to be the first night game in the 87-game history of the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country.

CBS will televise the Florida-Georgia game at 3:30 PM to serve as a lead-in to the Navy-Notre Dame game.

Last year, Notre Dame hung on for a 38-34 victory over Navy when the Irish stopped the Mids on a fourth-and-four play deep inside Notre Dame’s territory with 68 seconds remaining.

Tickets remain for the Navy-Notre Dame game as well as Navy-Ohio State and all five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Click here to buy tickets online: http://www.navysports.com/tickets/navy-tickets-m-footbl.html

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Navy announces FanFest event August 2

Posted on 19 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy fans are invited to the 2014 Navy Football Fan Fest/Media Day on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Navy players will sign autographs on the blue side (press box side) concourse from 10:00-11:00 AM., before moving down to the field to interact with the fans on the field.

Fan Fest activities will include interactive inflatable games, giveaways and live music. The first 250 kids will receive a free t-shirt. Fans attending should enter the parking lot through Gate 5 off of Taylor Avenue and enter the stadium on the Blue or press box side. There will be a $5 charge for parking and admission to the event is free.

Fans will also be able to purchase football tickets and merchandise. For more information contact Kris Morgenthaler (410) 293-8712 or at whitacre@usna.edu.

The 2014 Navy football team will report to camp on Wednesday, July 30 and the first practice will be held on Thursday, July 31.

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Navy QB Reynolds named to Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

Posted on 18 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces 2014 Player of the Year “Watch List”

New Haven, Conn. – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of fifty “players to watch” for its 2014 Player of the Year award, the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.

Florida State sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year award recipient, headlines the 2014 watch list.  Winston, a Second Team Walter Camp All-American a year ago, accounted for 4,057 passing yards and 40 touchdowns for the national champion Seminoles.  Ten players on the 2014 watch list, including Winston, have previously earned Walter Camp All-America honors.

In all, 42 schools are represented on the list with Alabama having three players.  There are 33 offensive players (16 quarterbacks, 8 receivers, 7 running backs, and 2 offensive linemen) and 17 from the defensive side of the ball (7 defensive backs, 5 defensive lineman, and 5 linebackers).

“We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation,” Foundation president James Monico said. “This watch list is a great start to what is shaping up to be another exciting year of college football.”

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November.  The 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 125 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter onThursday, December 11.  The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on January 17, 2015 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

Please note: Appearing on the preseason Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Walter Camp award or be named to the All-American team.

Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation (www.waltercamp.org; @WalterCampFF) – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.

Reynolds is coming off one of the greatest seasons by a Navy football player in school history, rushing for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. His 31 rushing touchdowns was not only a school record, but an NCAA record for a quarterback as well. Reynolds was just the fourth player in NCAA history (any position) to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.

He finished the 2013 campaign No. 1 in the country in scoring per game (14.7 points per contest), tied for first in touchdowns (31) and tied for 11th in points responsible for per game (18.2). His 1,3446 rushing yards are the 14th most in NCAA history by a quarterback and the third most in school history by any player. His seven rushing touchdowns against San Jose State set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in any game and tied the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by any player against an FBS opponent.

Reynolds scored 188 points in 2013, eclipsing the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917. His 236 points responsible for (31 rushing touchdowns, eight passing touchdowns, one two-point conversion) shattered the previous school record of 198 set by Ricky Dobbs in 2009.

Reynolds has led Navy to five fourth quarter comebacks in his first two seasons, which is the second most fourth quarter comebacks in the country among active quarterbacks. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has engineered six fourth quarter comebacks.

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp onWednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link:http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall. Navy has sold out its allotment of Army-Navy tickets.

2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year WATCH LIST

Ameer Abdullah, Sr., RB, Nebraska
Nelson Agholer, Jr., WR, USC
Jay Ajayi, Jr., RB, Boise State
Chi Chi Ariguzo, Sr,. LB, Northwestern
Vic Beasley, Sr., DL, Clemson (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Shilique Calhoun, Jr., DL, Michigan State (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Shane Carden, Sr., QB, East Carolina
Rakeem Cato, Sr., QB, Marshall
Landon Collins, Jr., DB, Alabama
Amari Cooper, Jr., WR, Alabama
Jamison Crowder, Sr., WR, Duke
Mike Davis, Jr., RB, South Carolina
Stefon Diggs, Jr., WR, Maryland
Lorenzo Doss, Jr., DB, Tulane (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Sr., DB, Oregon (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Cameron Erving, Sr., OT, Florida State (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Devonte Fields, Soph., DL, TCU
Devin Funchess, Jr., WR/KR, Michigan
Everett Golson, Sr., QB, Notre Dame
Melvin Gordon, Jr., RB, Wisconsin
Garrett Grayson, Sr., QB, Colorado State
Randy Gregory, Jr., DL, Nebraska
Todd Gurley, Jr., RB, Georgia
Vernon Hargreaves, Soph., DB, Florida
Anthony Harris, Sr., DB, Virginia (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Brock Hekking, Sr., DL, Nevada
Austin Hill, Sr., WR, Arizona
Taysom Hill, Jr., QB, BYU
Brett Hundley, Jr., QB, UCLA
Myles Jack, Soph., LB, UCLA
Duke Johnson, Jr., RB, Miami Fla. (2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Matt Johnson, Jr., QB, Bowling Green
Taylor Kelly, Sr., QB, Arizona State
Trevor Knight, Soph., QB, Oklahoma
Qushaun Lee, Sr., LB, Arkansas State
Tyler Lockett, WR, Sr., Kansas State (2011 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Sean Mannion, Sr., QB, Oregon State
Marcus Mariota, Jr., QB, Oregon
Nick Marshall, Sr., QB, Auburn
Braxton Miller, Sr., QB, Ohio State
Ty Montgomery, Sr., WR, Stanford (2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
Andrus Peat, Jr., OT, Stanford
Bryce Petty, Sr., QB, Baylor
Terrance Plummer, Sr., LB, UCF
Cody Prewitt, Sr., DB, Ole Miss
Keenan Reynolds, Jr., QB, Navy
Derron Smith, Sr., DB, Fresno State
Ramik Wilson, Sr., LB, Georgia
Jameis Winston, Soph., QB, Florida State (2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year, 2013 Walter Camp Second Team All-American)
T.J. Yelden, Jr., RB, Alabama

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