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Navy football set to open summer camp Friday

Posted on 01 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Navy Set to Open Preseason Camp

• Sixth-year Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo will open the 2013 season when the Midshipmen report for fall camp on Friday, Aug. 2, and will hold the first day of practice on Saturday, Aug. 3 following Media Day.

• Because Navy will be idle the first week of the season, the Mids will have just one two-a-day practice session at this year’s camp (Monday, Aug. 12).

• This year’s Media Day / FanFest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3  from 10 am-12-noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

• The team will hold its annual Blue & Gold Scrimmage at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 am.

• The first day of classes is Monday, Aug. 19.

• Navy will resume its normal Monday-Friday practice schedule on Aug. 19, practicing daily from 4-6 pm.

• The Midshipmen kick off their season on Sept. 7 at Indiana.


Aiken and Peterson Named Team Captains

• Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced at the annual Navy football banquet that senior linebacker Cody Peterson and senior wide receiver Matt Aiken have been elected team captains for the 2013 football season by their teammates.

• “Being elected team captain at the Naval Academy is one of the highest honors you can receive at an institution that prides itself on producing great leaders,” said Niumatalolo. “Cody and Matt are great leaders on and off the field and there is no question in my mind that they will do a great job. They both work extremely hard and will set an example for the entire team.”

• Peterson played in all 12 games last fall, starting the final eight at inside linebacker. He finished with 67 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. Peterson recorded 10 tackles in Navy’s overtime victory over Air Force and a career-high 14 tackles against Army.

• Aiken has seen action in 33 games over his career and is a three-year letterwinner. He missed the first four games last year after suffering a knee injury during fall camp.  He came back to catch seven passes for 61 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown with 2:02 remaining in Navy’s 31-30 come-from-behind victory over Indiana. Aiken has 20 catches for 262 yards and four touchdowns in his career.


Montalvo Returns To Team

• Freshman quarterback Ralph Montalvo was involved in a serious automobile accident last year on Thanksgiving night while home in Miami.

• Montalvo was the passenger in a single-vehicle accident and was in critical condition at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami before being released from the hospital.

• He spent time in Miami and Richmond, Va. rehabiliating from his injuries and was able to return to the Academy in July.

• Montalvo will be a freshman academically and will be held out of contact until at least November of this year.  He has three years of athletic eligibility remaining.

• Montalvo is a 2011 graduate of La Salle High, where he lettered in football, track and field and lacrosse. He earned Honorable Mention All-State (Fla.) honors in football and was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior.


Reynolds on 2013  Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List

• Navy’s Keenan Reynolds is one of 34 quarterbacks, including the only sophomore, named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List announced by the Davey O’Brien Foundation.

• This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2013 college football season.

• The 2012 Davey O’Brien Winner, Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and 2012 finalist Braxton Miller (Ohio State) join five 2012 semifinalists on the Watch List: Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), AJ McCarron (Alabama) and Aaron Murray (Georgia).

• Reynolds started the final eight games as a freshman in 2012 and led the Mids to a 6-2 record in his eight starts and was responsible for three fourth-quarter comebacks (Air Force, Indiana and Army).  He was just the third freshman in program history to start at quarterback and the first since 1991.

• Reynolds was named the Independent Rookie of the Year by the nationwide media panel responsible for the FBS Indpendent Player of the Week awards.  He anchored an offensive unit that finished the year ranked sixth nationally in rushing offense, averaging 278.46 yards per game.

• He accounted for 19 TDs on the year (nine passing, 10 rushing) and finished his freshman campaign with 649 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on 162 carries, while completing 61 of his 108 pass attempts for 898 yards with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions.

• Reynolds had at least one rushing touchdown in five of his eight starts and threw at least one touchdown pass in five of his eight starts.  He was the first Navy quarterback to win his first four career starts since senior Bob Powers, who won his first six career starts in 1979.

• Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Davey O’Brien Award. Quarterbacks from all 125 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 4. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 25. The 2013 Davey O’Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 12.

• The 37th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.


Beltran Named Preseason First-Team All-Independent By Phil Steele

• Junior punter Pablo Beltran was the only Navy player selected to the Preseason First-Team All-Independent Team by Phil Steele in his 2013 College Football Preview Magazine.

• Beltran averaged 43.6 yards per punt on 44 punts last year as a sophomore, which was the third-best punting average in school history. Fifteen of his 44 punts were fair caught and 18 were downed inside the 20.  He had 11 punts of 50 yards or more.

• Beltran is averaging 40.9 yards per punt on 79 punts in his career, which is the third-best average in school history.  The school record for career punting average is 42.5 yards per punt by John Skaggs from 2000-03.

• Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds, junior center Tanner Fleming, junior guard Jake Zuzek, senior kick returner Marcus Thomas and junior punter returner Shawn Lynch were named to the second team, while junior fullbackNoah Copeland, senior tackle Graham Vickers, senior defensive end Evan Palelei, senior linebacker Cody Peterson, junior corner Parrish Gaines and junior kicker Nick Sload were all named to the third team.

• There are seven schools that will be an Independent in 2013:  Army, Navy, Notre Dame, BYU, Old Dominion, New Mexico State and Idaho.

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Navy coach Niumatalolo on WNST Tuesday

Posted on 30 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Niumatalolo On WNST In Baltimore Today

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo will be on WNST in Baltimore this afternoon at 2:45 PM.  Niumatalolo will join host Glenn Clark to talk about the upcoming season that kicks off on Saturday with Navy FanFest/Media Day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (10 a.m.-12 noon).

Navy fans that live in the Baltimore area can listen to the interview live on 1570 AM or you can listen to the interview around the world at: http://wnst.net/

Single game and season tickets are still available by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or online at: http://bit.ly/LNw2FY

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 30 July 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: MLL-Rochester Rattlers @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 7pm from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium live on ESPN3.com); WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks @ Washington Mystics (Sunday 4pm from Verizon Center live on NBA TV/Monumental Network); Action Sports: X Games Los Angeles (Thursday-Sunday from Los Angeles/Carson, CA live on ESPN/ABC/ESPN3.com)

10. Maze feat. Frankie Beverly/Morris Day & The Time (Sunday 7pm Pier Six Pavilion); O.A.R. (Thursday 5pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Summer Spirit Festival feat. D’Angelo/Busta Rhymes/Erykah Badu (Saturday 5pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Wiz Khalifa (Thursday 6pm Jiffy Lube Live), Black Sabbath (Friday 7:30pm Jiffy Lube Live); Beyonce (Tuesday 8pm Verizon Center), Lil Wayne (Friday 7pm Verizon Center); SOJA/John Butler Trio (Wednesday 7pm Wolf Trap), Bruce Hornsby & The Newsmakers (Sunday 8pm Wolf Trap); Pietasters (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Corey Smith (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live), Carbon Leaf (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Live); Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (Tuesday 8pm Ottobar); Dick Dale (Friday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Michael Kiwanuka (Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Robert Randolph & The Family Band (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club); Todd Rundgren (Monday 7:30pm Birchmere); Frank Turner (Thursday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Brett Dennen/Kopecky Family Band (Thursday 5pm Mount Vernon Park); Matthew Perryman Jones (Thursday 7:30pm The Hamilton); Jonny Lang (Saturday 9pm State Theatre); Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines”, Buddy Guy “Rhythm & Blues” and Michael Franti & Spearhead “All People” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

The last time I saw O.A.R. they played with an orchestra. A G-D ORCHESTRA!

Carbon Leaf is coming to town? You couldn’t ask for a better day.

While I’ve got Robert Randolph on my mind, I’d like to take you back to the night where I heard the greatest sounds ever composed. Ever.

I’ve been waiting for some time to share Matthew Perryman Jones’ version of “Motherless Child.” I simply have no words. Just listen.

9. Aisha Tyler (Friday & Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Gilbert Gottfried (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week (Tuesday-Sunday throughout Charm City); Carroll County Fair (Tuesday-Friday Carroll County Agricultural Center); “The Big Glen Burnie Carnival” (Tuesday-Saturday Glen Burnie Improvement Association); Baltimore Improv Festival (Wednesday-Sunday Creative Alliance); Shore Leave 35 (Friday-Sunday Marriott Hunt Valley Inn); The Gathering-Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm Kenwick Castle); Howard County Fair (Wednesday-Monday Howard County Fairgrounds); Maryland Latino Festival (Sunday Timonium Fairgrounds); “2 Guns” out in theaters (Friday); G.I. Joe: Retalliation” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)

I have been asking Ryan to get Aisha Tyler to stop by our broadcast at Hooters Friday afternoon (and you should stop by too!) for the last three weeks. There’s one reason. You all know what it is.

Look. Judge all you want. Also, she’s funny. (Even if language NSFW.) There’s zero chance I don’t propose within seconds if she posts.

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Navy announces Fan Fest August 3 in Annapolis

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Navy announces Fan Fest August 3 in Annapolis

Posted on 18 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Navy Fan Fest/Media Day Presented By Beach Boys/Papa John’s Pizza Set For Saturday, August 3

10 a.m.-12 noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Navy fans are invited to the 2013 Navy Football Fan Fest/Media Day Presented By Beach Boys/Papa John’s Pizza on Saturday, August 3 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 2013 Navy football team will report to camp on Friday, August 2 and the first practice will be held on Saturday, August 3. The annual Blue-Gold BBQ and Scrimmage will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 10 AM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. To become a member of Blue & Gold go to: http://www.navysports.com/trads/navy-blue-gold.html.

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Navy announces 2013 football recruiting class

Posted on 28 June 2013 by WNST Staff

Navy Announces 2013 Football Recruiting Class

ANNAPOLIS, Md.-Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo released the names of the 2013 Navy football recruits on Thursday evening as 52 prospects representing 17 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer.

“We are very excited about the young men that were inducted today,” said Niumatalolo.  “If they work hard and do the things they are supposed to do in Bancroft Hall, in the classroom, in the weight room and on the practice field they will have a chance to contribute.”

Florida produced the most prospects with nine, while eight hail from Georgia and seven are from Texas.   California produced five prospects, while Alabama produced four.

Navy Football season tickets are currently on sale at the Ricketts Hall Ticket Office, by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or by logging on to the web at www.navysports.com.  Navy opens the 2013 campaign on Sept. 7 at Indiana.  The Mids will play five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this fall, including the season opener on Sept. 14 against Delaware and an October 5 date with Service Academy rival Air Force.  The 2013 Army-Navy game will be played on Dec. 14 in Philadelphia.


Name                          Position           Ht.       Wt.      Hometown/High School
Josh Antol                    LS                   6-1       185      Mission Viejo, Calif. / Mission Viejo
Alex Barta                    K                     6-3       210      Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston
Kyle Battle                   DB                   6-1       190      Temple, Texas / Belton
Alex Brown                  OLB                 6-3       239      West Columbia, S.C. / White Knoll
Cameron Bryant            DB                  5-10     175       San Diego, Calif. / Mira Mesa
Calvin Cass Jr.              SB                  5-10      200      Sicklerville, N.J. / St. Augustine Prep
Brendon Clements         DB                  5-10      185       Miami, Fla. / Coral Reef
Corin Cline                    OL                   6-3       260      Garland, Texas / South Garland
Blake Copeland             OL                   6-4       258       Muscle Shoals, Ala. / Muscle Shoals
Ted Colburn                   LB                   6-2       225       Northport, Ala. / Tuscaloosa County
Robert Dusz                  DL                   6-0       280       Scottsdale, Ariz. / Saguaro
Nick Fabrizio                 QB                  5-11      185      Tampa, Fla. / Durant
John Ferguson               DL                   6-3       240       Denton, Texas / John H. Guyer
Patrick Forrestal             DL                  6-4        305      Albany, Ga. / Deerfield Windsor
Daniel Gonzales             LB                  6-2        220      Vail, Ariz. / Cienega
D.J. Grant-Johnson         K/P                 6-2       195       Kea’au, Hawai’i / Kamehameha Hawai’i
Toneo Gulley                  SB                  5-8       190       Kenosha, Wis. / Tremper
Ryan Harris                    LB                  5-11      210       Mission Viejo, Calif. / Mission Viejo
Camaran Henson            DL                  6-3       250       Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood
Patrick Hoffman              OL                  6-4       265       Wyndmoor, Pa. / La Salle
Mike Kelly                      OLB                6-1       220      West Chester, Ohio / Lakota West
Austin Kurke                   DL                  6-5       235       El Segundo, Calif. / El Segundo
Max Lee                         K                    6-1       185       San Diego, Calif. / Francis Parker
Harrison Louden              OL                  6-4       275       Mobile, Ala. / McGill Toolen
Derek Mann                    SB                 5-11      180       San Antonio, Texas / John Paul Stevens
Bobby Marshburn            WR                 6-3       220       Athens, Ga. / Athens Academy
Andrew Martin                 OL                  6-4       272       Decatur, Ala. / Decatur
Amos Mason                   OLB               6-1       230       Brentwood, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy
Will McKamey                 SB                 5-9       170       Powell, Tenn. / Grace Christian Academy
Andrew Mitchell               K/P                6-5        220      Niceville, Fla. / Niceville
Maurice Morris                 OL                 6-2        310      La Porte, Texas / La Porte
Kendrick Mouton              SB                 6-0       195      Naples, Fla. / St. John Neumann
Kenneth Mouton               QB                 6-1       200      Naples, Fla. / Golden Gate
Kyle O’Connor                  K                   5-9       160      New Bern, N.C. / New Bern
Josiah Powell                   OLB               6-3       200      Madisonville, Ky. / North Hopkins
Jeremiah Robbins             OL                 6-2       290      Arlington, Texas / Arlington
Dishan Romine                 SB                5-11      185      Louisville, Ky. / DuPont Manual
Amari Ross                      DB                6-0        190      Roswell, Ga. / Centennial
Carter Shipley                   DL                6-3        255      Orlando, Fla. / Lake Highland
Tago Smith                       SB               5-10       190      Fayetteville, Ga. / Fayette County
Myles Swain                     SB               5-11       190      Macon, Ga. / Mount De Sales Academy
Daiquan Thomasson          DB                6-0        190      Clayton, N.C. / Clayton
Troy Thompson                 QB                5-11       185     Powder Springs, Ga. / Hillgrove
Jamir Tillman                    WR               6-3         190      Las Vegas, Nev. / Bishop Gorman
William Tuider                   OLB              6-2         205      Lawrenceville, Ga. / Mountain View
Julian Turner                     WR               6-2         190      Woodmere, Ohio / Orange
Nnamdi Uzoma                 OLB              6-3          220      Knightdale, N.C. / Knightdale
Jalen Wade                       LB                6-0          208      Franklin, Tenn. / Independence
Adam West                       OL               6-3          267      Klein, Texas / Klein
Shawn White                     FB               6-0          235      Palm Coast, Fla. / Matanzas
Will Worth                         QB               6-1          210      Valrico, Fla. / Newsome
Cole Wright                       DL                6-6          245      Ft. Myers, Fla. / Evangelical Christian

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Ravens opening three Training Camp practices to fans again

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Ravens opening three Training Camp practices to fans again

Posted on 17 June 2013 by WNST Staff



The Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 training camp, connected by Verizon, will feature for the second-consecutive year free individual practices to be held at M&T Bank Stadium, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and Stevenson University. Additionally, by entering a lottery on the Ravens’ official website, fans in limited numbers will have the opportunity to win free tickets to training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

The Ravens can safely host 200 people on the fields of their training center, and fans who are randomly chosen through the drawing will be invited to view one of the team’s 13 open training camp sessions at the Under Armour Performance Center. The first full-team training camp practice is July 25 and the last is Aug. 13.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be the site for a training camp practice on Sunday, Aug. 4. The Ravens will then practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 11. Both of these sessions are free and open to the public.

The team will round out its off-site training camp sessions at Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University on Sunday, Aug. 18. While this is a free event, due to limited seating, fans must enter a lottery on the Ravens’ website for an opportunity to win tickets.

Each of these practice venues will feature interactive fan events, including player autograph signings for children, fun-filled activities designed specifically for youth and cheerleader/mascot meet-and-greets.

Additionally, this year, fans can enter a website lottery to reserve tickets to the premiere of “America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions.” An annual documentary series created by NFL Films profiling each season’s winning Super Bowl team, the 2012 Ravens’ feature will debut at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore on Aug. 27.



Beginning today (June 17), fans may enter a lottery at http://www.baltimoreravens.com/ravenstown/training-camp/index.html to attend one training camp practice at the Under Armour Performance Center or the practice held at Stevenson University. Fans may also enter to win tickets to the premiere of “America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions.”

All lottery submissions must be made by Monday, July 1 at 5 p.m., and the Ravens will contact fans who are chosen for these practices no later than Wednesday, July 17. Details – including parking, practice day/time and procedures – will be communicated to winning recipients upon notification.



Location:                             Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When:                                  Sunday, Aug. 4

Practice Start Time:        5 p.m.

Gates Open:                      3:30 p.m.

Parking:                               Lots open at 1 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating.

  • ·     $10 for cars and $25 for buses
  • ·     Parking may be purchased via www.navysports.com
  • ·     If Navy lots become full, nearby off-site locations are available with stadium shuttles.

Other Details:                   Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer will be in attendance. The Ravens Team Store will be on-site, and concession stands will be open.


Location:                             M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When:                                  Sunday, Aug. 11

Practice Start Time:        5 p.m.

Gates Open:                      3:30 p.m.

Parking:                               Stadium lots open at 1 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating. The parking fee is $10.                

Other Details:                   Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer will be in attendance. The Ravens Team Store and concession stands will be open.


Location:                             Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University (Owings Mills, MD) – Free Tickets Via Lottery

When:                                  Sunday, Aug. 18

Practice Start Time:        5 p.m.

Gates Open:                      3:30 p.m.

Tickets:                                Due to limited seating, this is a ticketed event, one for which fans can sign up via lottery at


Parking:                               Parking will be provided when tickets are sent to fans.

  • ·     No tailgating

Other Details:                   The Ravens Team Store will be on-site, and concession stands will be open.


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Military Bowl to move from RFK Stadium to Annapolis

Posted on 20 May 2013 by WNST Staff




WASHINGTON, D.C. –The DC Bowl Committee and Events DC today announced that the 2013 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman benefiting the USO will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., on Friday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

This year’s game will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against an opponent from Conference USA. It will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

“This move puts our game into a facility that honors the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces,” DC Bowl Committee President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is truly a venue that is in line with our mission of supporting our nation’s military and raising awareness for organizations supporting the Armed Forces. We expect a great matchup.”

It will be the first bowl game ever played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1959.

“The Naval Academy Athletic Association is very pleased to host the Military Bowl,” U.S. Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said. “Those who attend will find Memorial Stadium to be historic, fan friendly, and designed to promote a wonderful family environment. This partnership is appreciated and we will extend ourselves on every front to ensure this is a great experience for our guests and the visiting teams. We look forward to this special event in December.”

Since its inception in 2008, the Washington-area’s college football bowl game (called the EagleBank Bowl in its first two years) had been played at RFK Stadium. For the first time in its history, in 2012 the Military Bowl hosted a ranked team as San Jose State beat Bowling Green, 29-20, en route to finishing the season ranked No. 21 nationally. A bowl-record crowd of 38,794 saw Maryland beat East Carolina, 51-20, in 2010.

“This journey began in 2008 with the goals of bringing big-time football back to RFK Stadium and the nation’s capital while honoring and supporting our nation’s military, and we’ve accomplished those goals,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “We’ve had exciting games featuring teams from around the country, given thousands of military families the chance to enjoy the bowl game experience together during the holiday season, brought football fans from across the country to their nation’s capital and benefited the local economy and charitable causes. Our support of the bowl effort remains strong, and we are confident that the excitement surrounding the bowl game experience will continue to flourish in the Washington region.”

For each of the past three years the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has donated $100,000 to the USO and distributed 5,000 complimentary tickets to military personnel and their families.

While this year’s gameday operations will move to Annapolis, all other bowl events will remain headquartered in Washington, D.C., including the annual NCAA Football Youth Clinic. This year’s clinic, hosted in partnership with Events DC and Positive Choices at Anacostia High School on June 15, is free and open to children ages 7 to 14. Registration is available at www.ncaafootballclinics.com.

From 2009 to 2011, the bowl generated nearly $36 million in economic impact. Bowl organizers hope to continue using the event to bring revenue into Washington, D.C., during the holiday season.

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Navy to host Georgia Southern in 2014

Posted on 10 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Georgia Southern Football 2014 Non-Conference Opponents Announced
Eagles lock in dates at N.C. State, Georgia Tech and U.S. Naval Academy and versus Duquesne

STATESBORO, Ga. – Kickoff of the 2013 Georgia Southern Football season is just over 100 days away, but Eagle fans can lock in key game dates on their 2014 calendars. Georgia Southern has agreed to terms for four non-conference games in 2014, three in the first month of the season, with one in the 12th week. Georgia Southern opens at N.C. State on Saturday, August 30th, and makes a Sept. 13th trip to Georgia Tech.  A home game against Duquesne on Sept. 20th leads into the remainder of the Eagles’ conference schedule.  Georgia Southern returns to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the final non-conference game Nov. 15th at the U.S. Naval Academy.


“With our move to FBS and the Sun Belt, this first schedule immediately allows us to showcase the University and our program, increase our department revenue, and provide great experiences for our fans,” said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein. “It was important to offer our fans the chance to see their Eagles play and introduce our University on a national stage. We’ll have seven games, five at home, a game in Atlanta, and a non-conference game within a six-hour drive, to accomplish those goals.”


Three of the four 2014 non-conference games mark the first meeting between the respective institutions with Georgia Southern playing the Midshipmen once before in 2010. Contests against the Wolfpack and Yellow Jackets will be the first against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since the Eagles played North Carolina in 2009.


The Georgia Southern-Georgia Tech had been announced for 2015, but the Eagles’ move to FBS and a vacancy on the Yellow Jackets schedule opened discussions for the athletics directors to move the game up a year. Duquesne visits Allen E. Paulson Stadium in the first-ever matchup between the two institutions. The Dukes and Saint Francis Red Flash, a 2013 Georgia Southern opponent, are both members of the Northeast Conference.

The 2014 Sun Belt schedule will be released by the conference next year. A game with LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge for 2014 will be rescheduled for another season.

“In looking ahead at future opponents beyond this upcoming season, I am certain that our schedule will generate a great deal of excitement for the entire Eagle Nation,” said Georgia Southern Head Football Coach Jeff Monken, who served as an assistant coach at both the U.S. Naval Academy (2002-2007) and Georgia Tech (2008-2009). “However, there will be no looking ahead for our team.  Each game is a challenge and we will continue to focus on each opponent, one at a time, beginning with our upcoming season opener against Savannah State.”


The deadline for current season ticket holders to renew their locations for the upcoming 2013 is Wednesday, May 15th. To renew or for more information on how to purchase new season tickets, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, e-mail tickets@GeorgiaSouthern.edu or visit the office at 203 Lanier Drive at the east end of Paulson Stadium.

Georgia Southern Athletics provides up-to-date information on all its sports through its official website, GSEagles.com, through social media channels facebook.com/GSAthletics and twitter.com/GSAthletics, and its “Eagles GATA” mobile app for Android and iOS.

2014 Georgia Southern Non-Conference Opponents
Aug.        30          at N.C. State                           Raleigh, N.C.
Sept.       13          at Georgia Tech                      Atlanta, Ga.
Sept.       20          DUQUESNE                           PAULSON STADIUM
Nov.        15          at U.S. Naval Academy            Annapolis, Md.

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Navy women claim Patriot League title

Posted on 28 April 2013 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Led by junior attacker Aimee Gennaro’s (Havertown, Pa.) game-high six points and a stout team defense, the No. 15/12 Navy women’s lacrosse team (18-1) won a fourth-straight Patriot League Tournament title by defeating Holy Cross (9-10), 14-4, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Navy earns the Patriot League’s automatic berth to the 26-team NCAA Tournament and will learn its opponent and site during the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday, May 5th at 9:00 PM on NCAA.com. Navy will be making a fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

“I am so proud of our team for stepping onto the field today and winning our fourth Patriot League title,” head coach Cindy Timchal said. “It is certainly a reflection of how hard this team has worked. I give credit to Holy Cross as well. They proved they are a Patriot League finalist team and played brilliantly on Friday night. We were fortunate to get a fast start against them today, but they played tough all the way.”

Gennaro tallied five goals with one assist in Sunday’s final after scoring a game-high five points on two goals and three assists in Navy’s 9-8 semifinal win over Lafayette on Friday. Gennaro was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team for the second time in her career.

Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) earned Patriot League Tournament MVP honors for the second time. DePompeo had six points in Navy’s two tournament wins and broke the Patriot League’s single-season scoring record on Sunday with her 120th point of the season (55 goals, 65 assists).

Her 65 assists rank as the fifth-best in a single season in NCAA history and she is the nation’s leading scorer. DePompeo was named to the Tewaaraton Award nominee list and is a three-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year.

Sophomore midfielder Lindsay Rheiner (Wycombe, Pa.) and goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) rounded out Navy’s four selections to the all-tournament team.

After trailing at halftime in its previous three games, Navy had a strong start against Holy Cross by scoring the first two goals and taking a 10-2 halftime lead.

“We knew we had to step onto that field with a lot of confidence,” Timchal said. “We knew that we would have to get a fast start and play tough the whole way through.”

Gennaro scored just one minute into the game on a free-position goal and then tallied her second four minutes later.

After Holy Cross’ Kat Sutton scored, senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) scored her first of four goals and then assisted on junior midfielder Jill Coughlin’s (Annapolis, Md.) strike.

Holy Cross slipped in another goal to make it 4-2, but the Mids took over with an 8-0 run over the next 18 minutes. Gennaro opened the spurt with another free-position goal and then senior defender Brijet Mall (Cumming, Ga.) raced down the field on a clear and went unmarked to the cage and put in her first career goal, which set off a wild celebration on the Navy sideline.

Sophomore midfielder Casey Browne (Miller Place, N.Y.) followed with a strike before Young once again found the back of the net.

DePompeo then got involved with back-to-back assists, first setting up sophomore attacker Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) and then feeding Gennaro with just 18 seconds remaining in the first half. Navy scored 10 goals on just 11 shots in the first half.

Navy opened the second with back-to-back goals on tallies by Young and Gennaro as the lead grew to 10 at 12-2. The Crusaders chipped away with back-to-back goals with 11 minutes remaining, but Navy’s Young and Generi scored the game’s final two goals for the 14-4 final.

Generi had two goals and four draw controls and became Navy’s career leader with 221 draw controls in just two seasons of play. Generi has 103 draw controls this season after a school single season record of 118 in 2012.

Foky made six saves, after stopping seven shots on Friday night, to improve to 16-1 in the cage.

Rheiner had three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers against Holy Cross after tallying two goals, four ground balls, three caused turnovers and a draw control in the semifinals.

Young scored four goals on Sunday and had a goal and an assist on Friday.

Holy Cross held a slight edge in shots at 21-20, Navy led in ground balls (14-11) and draw controls were even at 10-10.

The victory extends Navy’s program record winning streak to 12 games and the Mids have won 18-straight against league opponents.

Navy also defeated Holy Cross in the 2012 tournament final, 18-11.

The Patriot League Tournament is presented by Rockin’ Refuel.

2013 Patriot League Women's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team
Jasmine DePompeo (MVP)
Aimee Gennaro
Lindsay Rheiner
Annie Foky

Holy Cross
Maddie Carrellas
Sara Cox
Kat Sutton

Ana White
Addie Godfrey

Kimberly Collins
Alex Lugovina

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Navy’s tough season continues with loss to Army

Posted on 13 April 2013 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  Army attackmen John Glesener and Garrett Thul combined to score 11 points to lead the Black Knights (7-4, 3-2 Patriot League) to a 14-7 victory over the Navy men’s lacrosse team (3-9, 1-4 PL) Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  It was Army’s fifth straight win in a series that Navy leads, 57-32-3.

“There’s no amount of words to make you understand how it feels to lose to Army,” said Navy junior attackman Sam Jones (Annapolis, Md.).  “You play to win this game.  I love how hard my teammates play.  We just have to keep fighting, but playing hard isn’t a consolation for winning.”

“I congratulate Army,” said Navy second-year head coach Rick Sowell.  “They played on heck of a game.  We didn’t have an answer for some of the individual matchups.

“Great players can supercede good schemes and they certainly did that today.”

The story of the game from the get-go was possession.  Army nominated the faceoff category, taking 19 of the 23 draws on the afternoon.  Rookie Alex Daly was responsible for all but one faceoff as he single-handedly won the majority of the draws and keyed a pair of Black Knight goals including the game’s first goal which was scored just six seconds in.  That goal, the first of three goals by John Glesener, sparked a four-goal run by the Black Knights.

“We threw everything but the kitchen sink out there to find something that would work, but we just had no answer,” said Sowell regarding the Mids’ faceoff woes.

Navy finally got on the scoreboard with 4:03 remaining in the opening quarter when freshman Patrick Keena (Vienna, Va.) fed junior attackman Tucker Hull (Charlotte, N.C.), who faked Army keeper Sam Somers high, then low and back high for the first of his three goals.

The Mids trimmed Army’s lead to one at 4-3 scoring the first two goals of the second period.  Jones found a wide-openT.J. Hanzsche (Berwyn, Pa.) standing on the crease for an extra-man strike at 11:09 and two minutes later Jones came up with a loose ball and fired in the first of his two goals on the afternoon.  Hanzsche has now scored a goal in each of the last five contests for the Mids.

Army, however, put together its own run that featured a pair of extra-man goals including senior attackman Kip Haddock’s first goal of the season.  Meanwhile, five seconds after Army’s second extra-man goal in the run, Daly won another faceoff and fed Garrett Thul for a goal to put the Black Knights up 7-3 at the end of the half.

Navy came out of the locker room with the hot hand and rallied, scoring a pair of goals in the first 90 seconds of the game and just 30 seconds apart.  Hull slipped defenseman John Burk and threaded the needle past Somers at the 14:00 minute mark.  Junior middie Pat Durkin (Germantown, Md.) took advantage of rookie iddie Shea Mullins losing his footing and fired in his 11th goal of the season to get Navy within two at 7-5.

The Black Knights answered quickly when Thul, the nation’s second-leading goal scorer, sent a highlight reel wrap-around shot past two defenseman which triggered a five-goal run by Army to take a 12-5 lead into the final quarter.

Each team scored a pair of goals in the final quarter of play for the final, 14-6.

Hull paced the Mids with his 11th career hat trick and second of the season as he moved into 24th on Navy’s all-time scoring list with 105 points.  he now trails 23rd-place Matt Pawlikowski (1990-93) by just one point.  Meanwhile, Jones joined Hull among Navy’s 100-point scorers as he registered a pair of goals and an assist.  It’s just the fourth time in program history that classmates have reached 100 points – Brendan Schneck and Mike Hannan from the Class of ‘78, Mike Herger and Brian Keith from the Class of ‘90 and Ian Dingman and Billy Looney from the class of ‘07.

Jones is the 31st player in Navy’s 106-year history of lacrosse to score 100 points and is just the 14th to score 100 points in three seasons.  With 102 points, he stands 26th on Navy’s all-time scoring list.

Senior captain Nolan Hickey (Chaminade, N.Y.) played his final game on his home field and gave an admirable effort with 15 saves.  It was his seventh double-digit save performance of his career and the fifth game with 15 or more saves.

Glesener guided the Black Knights with seven points on three goals and four assists, while Thul punched in a team-best four goals.  Seven players were responsible for the remaining seven goals.

Navy will play its season finale next Saturday when it pays a visit to Homewood Field to face longtime rival Johns Hopkins.  Game time is slated for 4:00 pm and will be nationally televised by ESPNU with Quint Kessenich and Mark Dixon calling the action.

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