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Appeared in 49 of a possible 50 games with 47 starts (a team high 29 at third base and 18 at second) ... his 158 at-bats are the most by a returning player for the 2005 season ... recorded a team-high 10-game hitting streak ... tied for the team lead with eight doubles ... led the team with two sacrifice flies ... was second on the team with 12 walks ... was third on the team with eight-multiple hit games, total base hits (36) and runs scored (21) ... tied for fourth on the team with four-multiple RBI games ... was fourth on the team with 15 RBI ... tied a team high for fielding assists in a game with seven versus Holy Cross (4/3) ... had two hits and drove in a pair of runs versus UMES (3/9) ... had three hits, including his only home run of the season, and scored two runs against Delaware State (3/24) ... collected two hits, two RBI and two runs scored versus Delaware State (4/7) ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the second game of a double header against Lehigh (4/18) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored versus UMBC (4/28).

As a two-year starter, turned in a fine season for the Mids, starting all but four of Navy's games at second base ... registered a career-best .289 batting average ... second on the team in home runs with three, tied for second in walks (10) and runs scored (26) and fifth in hits (39) ... had five multiple-RBI games and seven multiple-hit games ... batted .324 against right-handed pitching, .333 with runners in scoring position and .327 when batting with two outs ... recorded a hit in 12 of Navy's first-14 games to start the season ... posted a .333 batting average in league games with team-highs in home runs (two) and RBIs (11) ... went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a season-high four RBIs in a 24-2 win over Hartford ... belted his first home run of the season in a narrow 6-5 loss to Army ... hit a round-tripper and scored a pair of runs against Temple ... went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a 4-3 win against Lafayette ... blasted a two-run homer to help Navy to a 3-1 win over Lehigh in the series finale.

Versatile member of the Navy infield during his rookie season ... played in 33 games and made 30 starts at second base and shortstop ... posted a .253 batting average (23-for-91) and a .352 slugging percentage ... registered six doubles, 13 RBIs and scored 11 runs ... had a seven-game hitting streak, the longest returning streak on the squad ... recorded a double in his first-career at-bat and scored a run against Duke ... recorded a hit in 11 of the first 13 games he played, pushing his batting average to .317 ... scored two runs and belted a grand slam against Penn State ... in three games at the Service Academy Spring Classic, batted 3-for-7 with four RBIs ... earned Patriot League Rookie-of-the-Week honors March 18 after batting 6-for-18 with a double and two runs scored during the Mids' Spring Break trip to Florida ... spent half the summer playing for the Arlington Senators in the Washington, D.C. based Clark Griffith Summer Baseball League.

Attended Jesuit High School ... earned three letters in baseball ... drafted in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ... helped Jesuit win the 2000 Class 4A State Championship with a 21-13 record ... born Oct. 28, 1982, in Sarasota, Fla. ... son of Mitchell and Karen Lukevics ... father is a former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and is currently employed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ... grandfather, Alfred Schaefer, played for the Detroit Tigers ... uncle, Tom Schaefer, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1984, and was a member of the crew team ... majoring in political science.

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