The Spartans scored a 27-24 win over Navy last year, knocking the Mids out of postseason play for the first time since 2002.
Blue dominates Gold, 45-0
His spring plans in place, Navy head coach is ready to begin summer camp.
Saturday's contest will be just the 12th regular-season game Navy has played in the state of California in its 131-year history.
Saturday's contest marks only the second time Navy has played in the state of Kentucky (1993 vs. Louisville).
At Navy: Enters the fall as Navy's starting kicker ... will have to battle classmate Brynmor Hughes and several plebes in fall camp to maintain his spot ... had a solid spring ... has a strong leg.
2011: Did not see any varsity action.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Moorpark High School, Picchini was a two-sport standout who earned letters in baseball (1) and football (3) ... football team was a CIF-SS Northern Division Finalist in 2008 and `09 with matching 12-2 records ... a two-time All-Marmonte First Team selection who was named All-CIF First Team as a junior ... a Second-Team All-State (Calif.) selection by Scout.com his junior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... father, Ted, is a 1983 graduate of the Naval Academy who was a member of the Mids' sprint football team ... uncle, Renny Picchini, is a 1979 Naval Academy graduate ... son of Ted and Carol Picchini ... majoring in systems engineering ... has a stellar 3.57 grade-point average.