Dawson resigns after amassing a 365-154 record over 18 seasons at his alma mater.
The Mids will face Northwestern, Western Ontario and the University of Chicago in their opening weekend.
Team captain Andrew McGuinness won five straight matches to win the title.
Navy finished its season ranked 16th nationally.
Navy will close out its season Sunday against Williams.
2012-13 (So.) -- Produced a 21-15 record (2-2 tournament) in his second season ... played the first half of the season at the No. 1 spot where he posted a 14-1 record ... moved to the No. 2 position at the end of November where he posted a 5-12 record ... earned the No. 1 slot on the ladder by way of his 3-2 victory over classmate Andrew McGuinness in the annual USS Barb Tournament where he overcame a 2-games-to-none deficit ... he is the 38th different player to win the tournament ... opened the year on a 15-match winning streak before dropping a three-game decision to Bates' Ahmed Abdel Khalek ... while as a freshman he found success in five-game matches, he surrendered losses in three of the four marathon matches as a sophomore, including his opening round CSA Team Championship match against Columbia ... bounced back to defeat Kristian Muldoon of Bates in four games and swept Brown's Oliver Booth ... posted a 2-2 record at the CSA Individual Championship ... opened with a 3-0 win over Franklin & Marshall's Antonio De La Torre, but was sent to the consolation round following a 3-1 loss to Brown's Blake Reinson ... defeated Yale's Eric Caine in the consolations, 3-0, before bowing out of the tournament with a 3-0 loss to Cornell's Ryan Todd in the consolation quarterfinals.
2011-12 (Fr.) -- Playing the No. 2 and 3 spots on the ladder, he turned in a 19-7 record in his first season at the Academy ... opened his collegiate slate by winning his first eight matches, including a 3-0 decision over Andrew Grosner of Fordham for his first collegiate victory ... dropped his first match to Dartmouth's Luke Lee in a five-game heartbreaker ... bounced back to scored a 3-2 win over Nicholas Marks of 10th-ranked Williams ... nearly picked off Penn's Dan Greenberg, dropping a five-game decision at home ... won seven in a row, sparked by a five-game win over Bowdoin's Stephan Danyluk and included a 3-1 victory over Ibrahim Khan of St. Lawrence ... defeated Brown's Chris Holter, 3-1, in what would be his lone win at the CSA Team Championship ... played seven five-game matches over the course of the season, winning five of them.
High School -- A 2010 graduate of Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pa., Kacergis was four-sport athlete who earned letters in squash (4), baseball (3), soccer (3) and rugby (1) ... a two-time (2009, `10) All-MASA squash player, who received All-Interac honors as a junior and senior ... also received All-Main Line recognition in 2008, `09 and `10 ... served as team captain of the squash team his senior year ... he was selected as a 2010 U.S. Squash-Scholar Athlete ... he also holds a national junior championship title, winning the 2009 U.S. Squash Silver Singles [under 19 division] ... member of the National Honor Society who received First Honors (3.5 GPA) through high school.
Personal -- Son of Robert and Margaret Kacergis ... brother, Bill, is a junior at the Naval Academy and a member of the squash team ... brother, Robert, was the president of the Cornell club squash team from 2007-10 ... majoring in Quantitative Economics ... named to the Commandant's List following the fall semester of his Plebe year ... has twice spent summers overseas studying.