33 Alex Heyward
Heyward in 2013 (So.): Played in all 13 contests as a short stick defensive midfielder for Navy where he grabbed five ground balls and produced four caused turnovers ... part of a Navy defensive unit that finished the year ranked 32nd in the country, surrendering 10.23 goals per game ... also a member of the nation's second-ranked team in caused turnovers ... the Mids averaged 10.00 takeaways per game and had two individuals - Austin Miller (#7, 2.31) and Pat Kiernan (#12, 2.00) - ranked among the top 15 ... Navy's defense gave up one goal in the first half of its 20-7 win over VMI and three goals in the first three quarters in an 11-7 victory over Detroit ... grabbed a pair of ground balls against No. 15 Fairfield ... part of a Navy defensive unit that kept Georgetown scoreless for 28 minutes (14:53 in 1st - 1:38 in 2nd) while building a 4-1 lead ... caused a turnover in the Mids' Patriot League opener against Bucknell ... held Towson scoreless for the first 19:38 of the game before succumbing, 8-7 ... caused a pair of turnovers in Navy's Face-Off Classic matchup against Colgate.
2012 (Fr.): Saw action in each of the last six contests at short stick defensive midfield for the Mids ... Navy boasted the nation's 14th-best scoring defense, surrendering 8.92 goals per game ... part of a spectacular defensive effort in which Navy stymied No. 6 Johns Hopkins for the first 25-plus minutes (25:31) of the game and again for better than 31 minutes (31:45) between the second and fourth quarters to hold Hopkins to its fewest goals in a game since April 2, 1966, when Princeton dealt it a 7-1 loss ... additionally, the two goals marked the fewest in series history by the Blue Jays since May 9, 1925, when the Mids earned an 8-1 win in Annapolis ... picked up a ground ball in Navy's loss to No. 7 Lehigh ... came up with a big caused turnover and a ground ball at the end of the first half of Navy's 12-11 win over 12th-ranked Colgate ... part of a unit that held Colgate, the nation's No. 2 scoring offense, to under its scoring average ... 11 goals marked the fewest goals scored by Colgate since losing to Dartmouth, 9-6, on Feb. 25 ... the Mids also held the Raiders scoreless 18:15 between the first and second quarters, building a 5-1 lead, and for 12:15 in the fourth quarter ... made his Navy debut in the Mids' win over Holy Cross.
More on Heyward: A 2010 graduate of Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, N.C., Heyward attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-sport standout who lettered in lacrosse (4), football (1) and swimming (1) ... a two-time all-county lacrosse player who garnered Honorable Mention All-State (N.C.) honors his senior year ... served as team captain of the lacrosse team his junior and senior years ... named the team MVP as a senior ... member of the National Technical Honor Society ... his father, Sandy, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1984 ... his grandfather, Shannon Heyward, graduated from the Academy in 1957 and was a three-time All-American lacrosse player for the Midshipmen under the legendary Dinty Moore ... his great grandfather, Alexander Heyward, graduated from the Academy in 1930 ... son of Sandy and Doreen Heyward ... majoring in Oceanography.