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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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Chanenchuk leads way for Maryland in win over Navy

Posted on 06 April 2013 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Six Terps registered multiple points, including a game-high four by juniorMike Chanenchuk, to lead the No. 1 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory at Navy Friday night in front of 6,961 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Terrapins are now 8-1 on the season, marking the program’s best record through nine games since 2004. The Midshipmen fall to 3-8 with the defeat. Maryland has now won four-straight in the series with Navy.

Maryland got on the board quickly, just 43 seconds into the game when senior John Haus found senior Jake Bernhardt in the left alley and Bernhardt ripped a shot into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Haus was on the other end of the Terps’ second goal, taking a feed from senior Owen Blye in the right alley and stepped into a shot that beat Navy goalie Nolan Hickey to make it a 2-0 lead with 7:13 left in the first.

The lead grew to 3-0 at the 6:47 mark when sophomore Joe LoCascio dodged down the left alley and laced a shot into the upper right corner.

Navy started the second quarter with a two-man advantage with penalties on Maryland’s Matt Dunn and Jesse Bernhardtand Tucker Hull gave the Mids their first goal of the game just 16 seconds into the second.

That goal started a five-goal run that gave the Midshipmen a 5-3 lead with 8:34 left in the second. T.J. Hanzsche scored the second and fifth goals of the run, while Sam Jones put in goals three and four for Navy.

The Navy scoring run ended just as it began, with a penalty, except this time it was the Terps converting on the extra-man opportunity. Hanzsche was called for a push at the 7:55 mark and Chanenchuk made a good look inside to find Haus on the crease and Haus slipped a shot past Hickey to pull the Terps to within a goal with 7:26 left in the second.

Maryland tied the game at 5-5 less than three minutes later with a transition opportunity that started when sophomore Casey Ikeda stripped Navy’s Gabe Voumard. Haus scooped up the groundball and started the break. Sophomore Jay Carlson got the ball on the left side of the crease, but moved it on to seniorKevin Cooper, who scored easily to tie the game.

Navy opened up the second half with an unassisted goal by Bryce Dabbs less than two minutes into the third, but Maryland tied the game at 6-6 when Chanenchuk slipped a slick pass into Blye on the crease with 11:50 to play, which was the beginning of a 5-0 scoring spurt for the Terps.

The Terps regained the lead for the first time since the Mids tied the game at 3-3 with 11:29 left in the second quarter when they converted on their second extra-man chance of the night. SeniorBilly Gribbin found Chanenchuk at the top of the formation and Chanenchuk scored on a big top-shelf shot to give Maryland a 7-6 lead with 10:03 to go in the third.

Maryland’s extra-man unit poured in its third goal of the game to give the Terps an 8-6 lead at the 3:17 mark. This time it was Gribbin hitting a shot from the right wing off of a feed from Blye.

The Terps opened the fourth quarter with another inside goal as Cooper found Carlson on the crease to make it a 9-6 Maryland lead.

Maryland’s lead was upped to 10-6 with an unassisted goal by Cooper. He split a double-team and managed to get a shot past Hickey inside the near post with 7:30 left to play.

Navy ended the 5-0 Terrapin run with an unassisted goal by Pat Durkin with 5:59 left on the clock, but Chanenchuk made it a four-goal lead once again when he hit on a runner down the right alley 49 seconds later.

The Mids trimmed the Maryland lead back to three when Dabbs scored his second of the game with 4:21 remaining, but that would all Navy could muster and the Terps were able to pull out the victory.

Sophomore Charlie Raffa dominated the faceoff X, winning 14-of-21 draws with seven groundballs. Senior long poleJesse Bernhardt led the Maryland defense with six groundballs to go along with one caused turnover.

Junior goalie Niko Amato finished with six saves for the Terps, while Hickey was credited with 15 for the Mids.

“Lacrosse’s Greatest Rivalry” renews for the 110th time next Saturday, April 13 when Maryland hosts Johns Hopkins at 3 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The annual Alumni Reunion is set to take place on April 13 as well and the 1973 NCAA championship team will be honored at halftime.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 11-8 win, Maryland is now 54-33-1 all-time vs. Navy.
• With three points on two goals and an assist, senior John Haus now has 25 multi-point and 13 multi-goal games for his career.
• With three points on two goals and an assist, senior Kevin Cooper now has 18 multi-point and nine multi-goal games for his career.
• With three points on a goal and two assists, senior Owen Blye now has 29 multi-point and 12 multi-assist games for his career.
• With four points on two goals and two assists, junior Mike Chanenchuk now has 23 multi-point, 16 multi-goal and six multi-assist games for his career.
• With two points on a goal and an assist, sophomore Jay Carlson now has 10 multi-point games for his career.
• With two points on a goal and an assist, senior Billy Gribbin now has 11 multi-point games for his Maryland career.


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Maryland defends #1 ranking Friday at Navy

Posted on 05 April 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 1 Maryland men’s lacrosse team (7-1, 2-1 ACC) returns to action at local rival Navy (3-7, 1-4 Patriot) on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

• The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan handling the play-by-play and Evan Washburn providing the analysis.

• Maryland is coming off of a 9-7 win at then-No. 15 Virginia last Saturday in Charlottesville. Sophomore attackman Jay Carlson led the offense with three goals, including the game-winner, while senior midfielder John Haus also had three points on two goals and an assist. Junior goalie Niko Amato made 14 saves and also had an assist on a goal by senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt, who had a career-high two scores vs. the Cavaliers.

• For the season, senior attackman Kevin Cooper leads the Terps in points, goals and assists with 28, 15 and 13, respectively. Five other Terps have scored double-digit goals. Carlson also has 15, with Haus, Owen Blye and Jake Bernhardt each having 12 and junior Mike Chanenchuk has 11. Defensively, Amato has stopped 60.0 percent of the shots put on goal by opponents and has a 7.09 goals-against average, both of which leads the ACC. Sophomore faceoff man Charlie Raffa leads the team with 56 groundballs, while Jesse Bernhardt leads the team with 12 caused turnovers.

• The Midshipmen are coming off of a 12-7 loss at Lehigh last Saturday. After opening the season with back-to-back home wins over VMI and Detroit, Navy has gone 1-7 over its past eight games, but three of those losses were by just one goal and another was a two-goal loss. Navy’s offense is led by junior attackman Sam Jones, who has 17 goals and 10 assists on the season for 27 points. Senior goalie Nolan Hickey has started all 10 games in cage for the Mids, but was lifted in the fourth quarter vs. the Mountain Hawks on Saturday for freshman John Connors. Junior long pole Pat Kiernan leads the squad with 59 groundballs and 25 caused turnovers.

The Count Down
10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 99 of the 108 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .917 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 116-25 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .823 winning percentage.
8 … The Terps are ranked among the top 10 in eight team statistical categories by the NCAA.
7 … Maryland has shot 30% or better in six of its seven victories this season.t
6 … Six Terps have already reached double-digit in goals.
5 … Owen Blye has five career goals vs. the Midshipmen.
4 … Niko Amato is ranked fourth in the NCAA with a 7.09 goals-against average.
3 … The Terps have won three consecutive games in the series vs. Navy.
2 … Maryland and Navy are two of just six programs to have reached the 700-win mark.
1 … Jay Carlson’s .652 shooting percentage would lead the NCAA, but he is one shot shy of the 3.0 shots per game average required.

Coaching Match-Up
• John Tillman is in his sixth season as a head coach, and third with the Terps, with a 52-31 career record for a 62.7 winning percentage. Tillman is 32-12 (.727) as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Rick Sowell is in his second season as the head coach of Navy and has a 9-13 record coaching the Mids. Overall, he is in his 14th season as a head coach with a record of 95-94 (.503).

• Tillman has a 2-0 career record against Navy, with the 2011 and 2012 meetings as the Terps’ head coach being the only decisions. He has a 4-0 record vs. Sowell-coached teams, having won both meetings vs. Sowell’s Stony Brook teams while Tillman was at Harvard.

Series History vs. Navy
• The Maryland-Navy rivalry is the second-longest in Terrapin lacrosse history with Maryland holding a 53-33-1 advantage, dating to 1924. The 53 wins are the second-highest number of victories Maryland has against any team. Maryland has defeated Duke 61 times.

• Maryland has won 15 of the last 20 meetings. Prior to Maryland’s current three-game winning streak in the series, the Mids had won five of the previous six meetings.

• When Navy and Maryland get together it’s fair to assume it is going to be a close game. During the past 32 meetings, 17 have ended with a winning margin of one or two goals, including four straight 6-5 Terp victories from 1999-2002.

• The 2012 game was tied at 5-5 late in the second quarter, but Maryland scored eight of the game’s final nine goals to earn a 13-6 victory over Navy at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on April 6. Senior Joe Cummings led the Terps with five points on three goals and two assists, while Owen Blye, Billy Gribbin and Drew Snider each chipped in two goals apiece. Curtis Holmeswon 15-of-20 faceoffs with seven groundballs for the Terrapins.

• The 2011 meeting saw the Terps outscore the Mids 6-1 in the first quarter en route to a 10-4 victory at a rain-soaked Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. A balanced-scoring attack was led by long pole Brian Farrell, midfielder Jake Bernhardt and attackman Owen Blye, who each scored two goals. Leading the defense was Max Schmidt with three caused turnover and two groundballs. Dan Burns and Curtis Holmes also finished with three groundballs. Redshirt freshman goalieNiko Amato finished the game with four saves. Aiding in the defensive effort was another solid face-off effort from Holmes, who won 10-of-18 draws.

• In 2010 the Terps got back on the winning side of the ledger with an 11-9 home win. The attack unit of Grant Catalino, Travis Reed and Ryan Young combined for eight goals and five assists to pace the Terps. Maryland dominated the Mids when the ball was on the ground, winning the groundball battle 47-26. Brian Farrell and Max Schmidt led the way for the Terps with five groundballs each. Brian Phipps finished the afternoon with 10 saves, to go along with four groundballs

• The one-goal game streak came to an end with a one-sided 10-4 Navy victory in Annapolis in 2009. Will Yeatman and Ryan Young scored two goals apiece for the Terps, but that was all the offense could muster. Maryland had a 2-1 lead after the first quarter, but Navy outscored the Terps 6-0 in the second and third quarters combined to take control of the game.

• The run of one-goal games was pushed to four in 2008 with a game that could have been dubbed “A Tale of Two Halves.” The Mids scored all five of their goals in the first half, while the Terps did the same in the second half, but could only muster four scores to give Navy a 5-4 decision. Jason Carter was tremendous in the second half for Maryland in cage, stopping six Navy shots. Offensively the Terps were led by Dan Groot and Max Ritz, who each had a goal and an assist and Ryan Young, who had a pair of assists.

• In a double-overtime thriller on April 6, 2007 in Annapolis the Terps pulled out a miraculous 8-7 win over the Mids, thanks in large part to three tremendous individual efforts. All-America defender Ray Megill provided the initial spark, getting the Terrapins back in the game after the Mids went on a three-goal run to build a two-goal lead. Megill took his first-ever collegiate face-off, won the ball clean and scored to cut the Navy advantage to one. Navy maintained a one-goal lead as the seconds dwindled down. As the clock neared 0:00, junior midfielder Drew Evans laced a low-to-high shot from 16 yards to send the game into overtime. After the game went to a second OT, sophomore midfielder Dan Groot snapped Navy’s three-game winning streak with a tough shot from the left alley.

• The one-goal games continued in 2006 as the Mids pulled out a 7-6 victory at Byrd Stadium on April 8. The game , which was scheduled for April 7, was pushed back a day due to a large thunderstorm. It was another last-second goal that lifted Navy to the win over the Terps. This time it was attackman Ian Dingman scoring the game-winner with just eights seconds left in the game. Joe Walters scored a pair of goals for Maryland, while Bill McGlone, Max Ritz, Dan Groot and Xander Ritz scored the remaining Maryland goals.

• The 2005 game was another of those one-goal affairs as the Mids and Terps battled into the game’s final seconds before Navy emerged with a 9-8 win on Graham Gill’s game-winning goal with 14 seconds left in the contest.

• The most goals the Terps have ever scored on the Mids in a single game came in 1998’s 21-7 Maryland victory.

• Maryland has also won all four meetings in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps captured their last national championship in 1975 with a 20-13 win over Navy. Maryland also defeated Navy in NCAA semifinal games in 1971, 1976 and 1979.

The Stretch: Carolina, Virginia, Navy, Hopkins
• Since 1978 Maryland’s schedule has been highlighted by a four-game stretch in the middle of its season: North Carolina, Virginia, Navy and Johns Hopkins. In the 36-year span only four times has the stretch been interrupted with another game added in between one of these traditional four (1981, 1997, 2001, 2003).

• Overall, Maryland is 65-77 (.458) since 1978 vs. those four teams during that time.

• The Terps have swept the four games only once – in 1987. Only twice (1981 & 1988) has Maryland lost all four games. Six times (1978, 1979, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001) the Terps have won three of the four games. Johns Hopkins broke up the Terps’ bid for a perfect stretch four times, while Carolina and Virginia broke it up one time each.

Maryland As The No. 1 Team
• The Terps took over the top spot in the USILA Coaches’ Poll on Feb. 18 after two impressive wins to open the 2013 season. The Terps became the outright No. 1 team in the country on Feb. 25 following their 12-10 victory at then-No. 1 Loyola on Feb. 23 and held the top spot for four weeks until dropping to No. 2 following a 10-8 loss to North Carolina on Mar. 23. This was the ninth time Maryland has earned the No. 1 ranking since 1986.

• Maryland regained the No. 1 ranking in both polls on April 1, following its 9-7 win at Virginia and previous No. 1 Notre Dame’s 12-10 loss to St. Johns on March 30. This marks the first time that Maryland has regained the No. 1 ranking after having lost it during the season.

• Overall, Maryland has played 27 games as the No. 1-ranked team and is 18-9 in those games.

• This season, the Terps have played four games as the nation’s outright top team and is 3-1, defeating Duke, 16-7, in Durham on March 2, topping Stony Brook, 13-7, at home on March 10, going on the road to beat Villanova, 10-7, on March 16 and dropping a 10-8 decision to North Carolina on March 23.

• The last time Maryland was the top team in the nation was in March of 2006 after the Terps defeated then-No. 1 Duke, 8-7 on the road in overtime. Maryland defeated Towson as the No. 1 team the following Saturday, but fell, 7-6 in double-OT, to Bucknell on Tuesday, March 14. The Terrapins were still No. 1 in their 9-4 win at UMBC to close out their two-week stay at the top of the polls.

• The last time the Terps were the nation’s top team was in April of 2004. Maryland’s two-week run at the top of the polls ended with a 9-6 loss to No. 4 Navy in College Park.

• This season’s ranking is also the earliest the Terps have achieved the No. 1 ranking in a season. Previous to this week, the earliest Maryland was ranked No. 1 was March 10, 2006.

• The longest Maryland has held on to the No. 1 ranking was seven weeks in 1987. That streak came to an end with a 13-8 loss to No. 4 Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Semifinals.

Get To 10 And Win
• One axiom of lacrosse is that if you score 10 goals or more your chances of winning are pretty good. Well, a look at the results since 2002 shows that when Maryland scores 10 or more goals there’s not just a pretty good chance the Terrapins will win; it’s an almost certainty. Since 2002 Maryland has won 99 of the 108 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .917 winning percentage.

• Maryland scored 10, but fell at North Carolina, 11-10, on March 24, 2012 and again came out on the losing end, despite scoring 11 in a 13-11 loss at Colgate on May 5, 2012. The Terps scored 11 vs. Johns Hopkins on April 16, 2011, but the Blue Jays won the game in overtime, 12-11. On April 3 of last season the Terps lost to No. 1 Virginia by a final of 11-10, giving Maryland its only loss when scoring 10 or more goals in 2010. In 2009 the Terps lost to Georgetown, 13-10 on Feb. 21 and lost again when scoring 10 in the ACC Semifinals in a 16-10 defeat at North Carolina. Prior to that, Maryland had not lost when scoring 10 or more goals since dropping an 11-10 decision to Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. The Terrapins got to 10 goals in the 100th game against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays took the game 14-10. Virginia is the only team to beat the Terps twice when allowing 10 or more goals. The Wahoos did it first in 2002 with another 11-10 decision.

Holding Opponents To Single-Digits
• The Terps have been extremely impressive (winning 91.7 percent of its games since 2002) when it scores 10 or more goals, they have been nearly as impressive when holding opponents to less than 10 goals during that span.

• Since 2002 Maryland is 116-25 in games, for a .823 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 188 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.0 percent of the time.

Shooting Tells The Story
• The difference between winning and losing for Maryland this season is simple – when the Terps shoot well they win. As it turns out 30% is the magic number for the Terps this season. Maryland is 7-1 on the year and has shot 30% or better in six of its seven victories and under that mark in its one defeat.


W- Mount St. Mary’s: 23 goals, 46 shots = 50.0%
W- at Hartford: 16 goals, 51 shots = 31.4%
W- at Loyola: 12 goals, 36 shots = 33.3%
W- at Duke: 16 goals, 29 shots = 55.2%
W- Stony Brook: 13 goals, 30 shots = 43.3%
W- at Villanova: 10 goals, 26 shots = 38.5%

L- North Carolina: 8 goals, 37 shots = 21.6%
L- at Virginia: 9 goals, 32 shots = 28.1%

• Since 2005 the Terps are a remarkable 61-4 (.938) when shooting 30% or better in a game. The only four losses were: 13-10 to Georgetown in 2009 (the Terps shot 10 of 30 for 33.3% vs. the Hoyas), 11-10 to No. 1 Virginia on April 3, 2010 (10 of 33 for 30.3%), 12-11 in overtime on April 16, 2011 to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (11 of 28 for 39.3%) and 13-11 at Colgate on May 5, 2012 (11 of 31 for 35.5%).

• If 30% is the benchmark, then 40% shooting is in a class all to itself and Maryland has shot 40% or better in 14 games since the start of the 2008 season. Out of those 14 games, Maryland shot 50% or better in four of them.

Three Terps Named To Tewaaraton Watch List
• Senior midfielders Jesse Bernhardt and John Haus are joined by junior goalie Niko Amato on the 2013 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. The Terrapin trio are three of 92 selections on the Watch List.

• The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. The lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Bernhardt Named Senior CLASS Finalist
· Maryland senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt was named one of the 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Fan voting consists of one-third of the final total to determine the winner, so click on the graphic to vote for Jesse. Fans can vote once per day per device, so come back every day to cast your vote for Jesse.

The 700 Club
· Maryland’s 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 was the program’s 700th victory in 84 seasons of varsity men’s lacrosse. The Terps join Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy and Army as the only programs with 700 or more Division I wins.

· Two things that make Maryland’s accomplishment all the more impressive is that the Terps reached the 700-win plateau in just their 84th season. Only Syracuse reached win No. 700 in as few seasons, but it took the Orange 53 more games than Maryland. In fact, Maryland needed only 940 games to reach 700 wins and only Johns Hopkins needed fewer games (932) to hit the historic number, but the Blue Jays did so in their 105th season.

Terps’ 88th Season Of Lacrosse
• The Terps boast an all-time record of 744-250-4 (.747), dating back to the first varsity team in 1924 (a team was not fielded in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II). Maryland has finished every one of its previous 87 seasons with a .500 or better record, including last season when the Terps went 12-6. The program reached the 700-win milestone with a 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 at Ludwig Field.


• During the decade of the 2000s, Maryland went 111-49 for a .694 win percentage, making it the winningest decade in Terrapin lacrosse history. In the decade of the 1990s, Maryland posted a 95-47 record. The .669 winning percentage matched Maryland’s win percentage of the 1980s when the Terps went 83-41 and also compiled a .669 win percentage. So far, Maryland is 25-9 in the 2010’s for a .735 winning percentage.

Terps On ESPNU
• Maryland has had 44 games on ESPNU since 2006. Maryland is 26-19 (.578) all-time in games broadcast on ESPNU.

• The Terps are scheduled to play four games (at Duke (W, 16-7), at Virginia (W, 9-7), vs. Johns Hopkis and the ACC tournament semifinals) on ESPNU in 2013.

Going Purple
· Once again this season, the Terps will be wearing purple “MY” stickers, to show their support for the fight against pancreatic cancer, which touched everyone in the Maryland lacrosse familywith the passing of Maria Young on April 17, 2011.


· This past fall the Terps, Maryland alums and family and friends came together for the inaugural Forever Young Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. More on Ms. Young and her amazing story can be found here: Forever Young.

· If you’re interested in more information about the Lustgarten Foundation, including how to make a donation, click here to visit the foundation’s website. You can also get more information on pancreatic cancer at CurePC.org.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about pancreatic cancer from the American Cancer Society:
· More than 43,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer present each year
· There are more than 36,000 deaths from pancreatic cancer each year
· The lifetime risk of having pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 71.
· The risk is about the same for both men and women.

Going Gray
· Maryland players will also be wearing gray stickers with the number 42 in honor of Zack Wholley’s father, John, who passed away from brain cancer on August 28, 2011.


· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the National Brain Tumor Society website.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about brain and spinal cord tumors from the American Cancer Society:
· About 22,910 malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord (12,630 in males and 10,280 in females) will be diagnosed. These numbers would likely be much higher if benign tumors were also included.
· About 13,700 people (7,720 males and 5,980 females) will die from these tumors.
· Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is about one in 150 for a man and one in 185 for a woman.

Going Teal
• Maryland players will also be wearing teal stickers in honor of Andrew Walsh’s mother, Gia, who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.


· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the Ovarian Cancer Institute website.

Here are some facts about ovarian cancer from the American Cancer Society and the Ovarian Cancer Institute:
· Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.
· Ovarian cancer will strike over 20,000 women this year.
· It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
· Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in women. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 71.
· Currently, there are no effective means of early detection.
· Only 25% of cases are diagnosed early before the cancer has spread to the pelvic region. For these women, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.

Consecutive 10-Win Seasons
• Maryland’s 10-9 win over the Lehigh on May 11, 2012 extended the Terps’ streak of double-digit win seasons to 10. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1scource.com).

• How does Maryland’s string of 10+ win seasons stack up against the rest of the college lacrosse programs? Take a look at programs with at least six-straight 10-win seasons:

Maryland (10): 2012 (12-6), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-4), 2009 (10-7), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6), 2006 (12-5), 2005 (11-6), 2004 (13-3), 2003 (12-4)
Virginia (8): 2012 (12-4) 2011 (13-5), 2010 (16-2), 2009 (14-2), 2008 (14-4), 2007 (12-4), 2006 (17-0), 2005 (11-4)
Notre Dame (7): 2012 (13-3), 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (6): 2012 (15-5) 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
Siena (6): 2012 (11-5), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-5), 2009 (12-6), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6)

• Cornell’s string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark.

Maryland In Season Openers
• Maryland has an 84-3-1 (.960) lifetime record in season openers dating back to the 1924 season. The Terps have won their last 19 openers and 26 of the last 27, with the only loss coming to Duke in 1993, when they fell to Duke 9-5 on March 6.

• After losing their 1925 opener to Yale, 5-3, the Terps went on to win 40 consecutive season openers from 1926 through 1967. The streak was broken when Maryland tied Princeton, 6-6, in the 1968 opener. Following the deadlock, Maryland went on to win its next 14 openers, giving the Terps a 54-0-1 record over a 57-year span (Maryland did not field a team in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.)

20 Straight in Season Openers
• After beating Mount St. Mary’s to open the 2013 season the Terps have an 20-game winning streak in season openers. Five of those wins came against Villanova (1994-98) and the last nine over Denver, Mount St. Mary’s (twice), Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 20-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 290-105 (an average score of 14.5-5.3) in those games.

• The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 20 years. Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score 10 or more goals in a season opener since Syracuse beat the Terps, 16-13 on March 9, 1983.

A Family Affair
· Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truely a family affair. Since 2002, the Terps have had 13 sets of brothers, including three on this season’s roster, don the red and black together for at least one season.

Harry & Thomas Alford: 2004-05-06-07
Jake & Jesse Bernhardt: 2010-11-12-13
Justin & Owen Blye: 2009-10-11
Brian & Kevin Cooper: 2011-12-13
Billy & Bobby Gribbin: 2012-13
Brendan & Ian Healy: 2003-04-05
Bryn & Curtis Holmes: 2010
Bryn & Travis Holmes: 2007
Dan & Mike LaMonica: 2002
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2002-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

Five Taken In MLL Draft
• Led by senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt, a record-tying five Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.• Bernhardt was chosen fourth overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, becoming the second-highest Terrapin ever drafted in the MLL (Joe Walters, first overall selection in 2006). He is just the seventh Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Walters, Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th) and Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th).

• Senior midfielder John Haus was the next Terrapin off the board, going to the Hamilton Nationals in the second round with the 15th overall selection. Haus was followed by senior midfielder Kevin Cooper, who went to the Bayhawks with the 16th overall pick.

• The Denver Outlaws, which already has three Terps on its roster (Zink, Jeremy Sieverts and Drew Snider), were then next MLL squad to take a Maryland player, selecting senior midfielder Landon Carr with the 23rd overall selection.

• The fifth Terp to be selected was senior attackman Owen Blye with the very next pick by the Charlotte Hounds.

• The five players selected ties the school record for most players taken in the MLL draft. The 2011 senior class also had five players taken – Brian Farrell, Brett Schmidt, Dan Burns, Grant Catalino and Ryan Young.

• Maryland’s 2013 senior class also features redshirt senior midfielder Jake Bernhardt, who was selected by the Nationals with the 12th overall selection in the 2012 MLL collegiate draft.

2013 Team Captains
• Three players have been named team captains for the 2013 season. The trio, which was selected by a combination of team vote and coaches’ input, consists of seniors Jake Bernhardt, Jesse Bernhardt and Owen Blye. All three return as team captains from the 2012 squad.


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Navy eyes stunner Friday against Maryland

Posted on 04 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Game 11 Navy (3-7, 1-4 PL) vs. #1 Maryland (7-1, 2-1 ACC)
Date and Faceoff April 5 at 7:00 pm ET
Location Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000)
Television CBS Sports Network | Dave Ryan (Play by Play), Evan Washburn (Analyst)

Game Preview

• After playing its last three games on the road, the Navy men’s lacrosse team returns home to Annapolis where it will play host to No. 1-ranked Maryland on Friday … the 88th meeting between the Mids and the Terps is slated for a 7:06 pm faceoff at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
• The Midshipmen are coming off a 12-7 loss to 18th-ranked Lehigh last Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa.  After trading goals in the opening minutes, the Mountain Hawks went on a 5-0 run and would not relinquish the lead.  Junior attackman Sam Jones played a role in six of the seven goals for the Mids.
• Friday’s contest marks the first time Navy has been matched up against the No. 1-ranked team in the country since dropping a 9-8 overtime decision to Johns Hopkins on April 23, 2005.  Meanwhile, the Mids’ lone documented win over a top-ranked team was a 9-6 win over Maryland in 2004.
• Meanwhile, Maryland bounced back from its 10-8 loss to ACC rival North Carolina by dealing 17th-ranked Virginia a 9-7 loss in Charlottesville last weekend.  Sophomore attackman Jay Carlson scored three goals and junior goalie Niko Amato made 14 saves to help secure the win for the Terps.
• Friday’s contest will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan (play by play) and Evan Washburn (analyst) calling the action.

Navy vs. Maryland – The Series
• Friday’s contest between Navy and Maryland marks the 68th-consecutive year the two programs have met … it’s the second-longest continuous lacrosse series between Navy and another opponent … only Army has played Navy longer (next week is the 81st-straight year the two have met).
• Maryland leads the series, 53-33-1, however, the Midshipmen have won five of the last nine contests, including two of the last four games played in Annapolis (2004, ‘09).
• Maryland also holds a 28-20-1 series advantage over the Mids in games played in Annapolis.
• Eight of the last 14 games played between the two teams have been decided by one goal, including four of the last eight meetings … meanwhile, five of the last seven games played in Annapolis have been decided by two or fewer goals.
• Navy’s 9-6 win over Maryland in 2004 is the only document win by the Mids over a No. 1-ranked opponent in program history.

Scouting the Terps
• Under the direction of third-year head coach John Tillman, Maryland enters Friday’s contest ranked No. 1 in the nation with a 7-1 record.  The Terps’ lone loss this season was a 10-8 loss to North Carolina in College Park two weeks ago.
• The Terps are ranked among the nation’s top 10 in nine statistical categories, including shot percentage (37.3) where they lead the country.  Maryland not only boasts the third-ranked scoring offense, averaging 13.38 goals per game, it also stands No. 3 in scoring defense, holding its opponents to 7.25 goals per contest.
• Loyola is the only team who has scored double figures against the Terps this season and even a 10-goal performance by the Greyhounds would not be enough in a 12-10 Maryland victory.  No other team has scored more than 8 against the Terps this season.
• Meanwhile, Maryland has scored double figures in 6 of its 8 games.  North Carolina held the Terps to 8 in a 10-8 upset, while Maryland scored 9 in its 2-goal win over Virginia a week ago.
• Six players have scored double-digit goals for Maryland this season, including senior midfielder Kevin Cooper who leads the team in goals (15), assists (13) and points (28).  Sophomore attackman Jay Carlson has also punched in a team-high tying 15 goals.
• Junior Niko Amato has been nearly flawless this season in goal for the Terps where he is ranked fourth nationally with a 7.09 goals-against average and seventh in save percentage (60.0).
• Faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa has been spot-on this spring where he has won 82 of the 143 draws he has taken this spring for a 57.3 percentage.  He is ranked 12th nationally and with a 7.13 ground balls per game average, he is 10th.
• All-American long pole Jesse Bernhardt has registered 12 caused turnovers and 32 ground balls, while defenseman Michael Ehrhardt owns 36 ground balls and nine takeaways.

Program Ties
• Third-year Maryland head coach John Tillman served as an assistant coach at the Naval Academy from 1996-07 and was the offensive coordinator his last six years … Tillman was on staff during the Mids’ memorable Memorial Day ride in 2004 when Navy faced Syracuse in the National Championship Game.
• One of Tillman’s pupils at the Academy, J.L. Reppert (Class of 1999), is in his second season as an assistant coach at his alma mater … Reppert also served as an assistant on Tillman’s coaching staff at Harvard in 2009 … Tillman was also an assistant coach at Navy when current volunteer assistant coach Mickey Jarboe, Class of 2000, enjoyed a stellar career at the Academy as a two-time All-American and Kelly Award winner.
• Maryland grad and Terrapin associate head coach Ryan Moran spent three seasons (2006-08) as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen … Moran also served as the head coach at the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005 campaign.
• Moran and second-year Navy assistant coach Ryan Wellner are both graduates of Chaminade High School … Wellner was a senior (‘96) when Moran was a freshman (‘99) … Moran’s father, Jack, gave Wellner his first coaching position in 2003 at Chaminade.
• Maryland junior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk’s father, Mike, was a three-time All-American for the Midshipmen from 1977-79 … the elder Chanenchuk was a member of four NCAA semifinalist teams and served as co-captain of the 1979 squad that ironically dropped a 15-10 decision in the NCAA semifinals to the Terps.

Home Field Advantage
• 2013 marks the 52nd season Navy has played at least one game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
• Navy owns a 44-20 record (68.8) in games played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since the start of the 2004 campaign, outscoring its foes, 693-473.
• Since playing its entire home schedule at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium beginning in 2004, Navy has lost back-to-back games at home just 5 times … in 2006, the Mids lost to Georgetown, 9-5, and then suffered a 9-8 setback against Johns Hopkins … in 2008, Navy again lost regular-season decisions to the Hoyas and Blue Jays before the Mids’ season concluded with a 10-4 loss to Hopkins in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament … Navy lost back-to-back home games in 2010 to Loyola, 8-7 OT, and North Carolina, 11-4 … in 2011, Navy dropped a one-goal decision to Colgate, a 10-4 contest to No. 7 Maryland and a 14-9 decision to Army … last season, the Mids dropped a one-goal heart breaker to fourth-ranked North Carolina and followed up with a 14-9 loss to Bucknell in the league opener.
• In its 106-year history, Navy has lost 3 straight home games just 5 times …
1980    #1 Virginia, #2 Johns Hopkins, #9 N. Carolina
1985    Washington College, N. Carolina, Army
2003    #13 Rutgers, Air Force, #4 Georgetown,
#4 Maryland
2008    #4 Georgetown, #7 Johns Hopkins,
#4 Johns Hopkins
2011    Colgate, #7 Maryland, #17 Army
… and four-straight home games just once
2003    #13 Rutgers, Air Force, #4 Georgetown,
#4 Maryland
• The 2003 campaign marks the only season in which Navy has lost 4 straight home games at the stadium.
• Having played at least a game a year at the stadium for 42 consecutive years, Navy stepped away in 2003, allowing for state-of-the-art renovations to take place, including the Field Turf surface and two video boards … Navy has played all of its home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since the beginning of the 2004 campaign.
• Navy had won 20 consecutive home games against Patriot League foes before dropping a 10-9 decision to Colgate in 2009.
• Opponents have scored double digits against the Mids just 15 times in games played on their home field over the last 10 seasons … Navy has held 21 of its 65 opponents to five or fewer goals since 2004 in games played at home (includes 2010 game vs. VMI played at Rip Miller Field).

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Kickoff times set for home Navy football games

Posted on 19 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Kickoff Times Set For All Five Of Navy’s Home Football Games

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Naval Academy Athletic Association and CBS Sports Network announced Tuesday the kickoff times for all five of Navy’s home football games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Navy’s home opener against Delaware on Sept. 14 and November games against Hawai’i (Nov. 9) and South Alabama (Nov. 16) will kick at 3:30 PM and will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

The Homecoming game on Oct. 26 against Pitt will kick at 1:00 PM and will be televised by CBS Sports Network, while the Air Force game on Oct. 5 will kick at 11:30 AM and will be televised by CBS Sports Network or by CBS.

Season tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/LNw2FX or by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.

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Towson picks up big mid-week win at Navy

Posted on 12 March 2013 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS – Behind a five-goal second quarter, Towson men’s lacrosse (3-4) powered through to defeat Navy (3-4), 8-7, on Tuesday evening at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.

Towson got off to a slow start, allowing Navy to take a 3-0 lead. Senior Andrew Wascavage made six stand-up saves that frame for Towson. Sophomore Cory Dobynsbroke the ice for the Tigers at 10:38 in the second, scoring off a Rob Zoppo pass. His goal kicked off a scoring run where Towson posted five of the next seven goals to finish the half tied at five. Junior Thomas DeNapoli, Zoppo, and Hodgson each tallied an unassisted goal from about 12 yards out over a span of 1:33 to knot the score at 4-4 with 3:38 left in the half. Dobyns and Zoppo paired up again just before the half to tie the game again, 5-5, with 16 seconds showing on the clock.

Dobyns and junior Andrew Hodgson each had a pair of goals for Towson. Navy’s Bryce Dabbs led the Mids with two goals. Wascavage made 14 saves in net for the Tigers, while Nolan Hickey stopped seven shots for Navy. The win marked the first time Towson has defeated the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

“Against a great team like Navy, you’re obviously fortunate to come away with a win,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “It was a big win for our guys, rebounding from a tough overtime loss to Marist. It gives us confidence and really shows the coaching staff what we can do.”

Navy scored two quick, tough goals to start the second half and go up 7-5 with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter. Junior Andrew Hodgson posted his first man-up goal since his freshman year at 4:10 off an assist from Dobyns (7-6).The Tigers evened it at 7-7 on junior Devin Grimaldi’s second career goal assisted by senior Neil Hutchinson and took their first lead of the game on an unassisted tally, and eventual game winner, from sophomore Greg Cuccinello at 10:28 in the fourth quarter.

Next up, Towson travels to No. 17 Duke on Saturday, March 16 for a 1 p.m. contest with the Blue Devils.

NOTES: Towson fared well from 10-15 yards out, scoring four goals from that distance … junior Devin Grimaldiscored his second career goal … junior Andrew Hodgson scored his first man-up goal since 2011 … the win marked the first time Towson has beaten Navy in Annapolis … Towson was not called for any penalties and went 1-3 on EMO.

College Men’s Lacrosse: Towson 8, Navy 7
Towson (3-4)     0-5-1-2/8
Navy (3-4)         3-2-2-0/7

GOALS: TOW – Dobyns 2, Hodgson 2, Cuccinello, DeNapoli, Grimaldi, Zoppo; NAVY – Dabbs 2, Voumard, Jones, Durkin, Heneveld, Hull. ASSISTS: TOW – Zoppo 2, Bolewicki, Dobyns, Hutchinson; NAVY – Voumard, Hull, Jones. SAVES: TOW – Wascavage (14, 60:00, 7 goals allowed); NAVY – Hickey (7, 60:00, 8 goals allowed).SHOTS: TOW – 28; NAVY – 35. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 29; NAVY – 30. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 7-19; NAVY – 12-19. CLEARS: TOW – 20-25; NAVY – 17-20. EMO: TOW – 1-3; NAVY – 0-0. ATTENDANCE: 824.

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