Navy owns a 13-2 all-time record against the Crusaders.
Navy posted a 6-8 record, earned the program's 11th Patriot League Tournament appearance and defeated Army in the annual Star Game.
Senior attackman T.J. Hanzsche turned in a career-high tying six-point effort to lead the Mids to their third consecutive Patriot League victory.
The Midshipmen have won 12 straight season openers.
Navy's 11-member senior class will be honored at 1:40 pm on Saturday.
Army vs. Navy - April 13
Navy vs. Maryland - April 5
Navy vs. Colgate - March 23
Navy vs. Lafayette - March 9
Navy vs. Georgetown - Feb. 24
Miller in 2012 (Jr.): Played both close defense and pole ... started off as a close defenseman, but shifted to pole for the North Carolina contest following the injury to Pat Kiernan ... returned to close defense against Bucknell ... led Navy with 15 caused turnovers and is second in ground balls with 38 ... Navy boasted the nation's 14th-best scoring defense, surrendering 8.92 goals per game ... a member of the Mids' man-down unit that was ranked eighth nationally, stopping 75.0 percent (30 of 40) of its opponents' extra-man opportunities ... 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 one ground ball and caused a turnover in the win over Hopkins ... caused a turnover and grabbed four grounders in the Star Game against Army ... picked up four ground balls and forced one turnover in the Mids' loss to No. 7 Lehigh ... 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 ... grabbed two ground balls and forced two turnovers against Colgate ... picked up a team-high five ground balls and caused a turnover in Navy's win over Holy Cross ... caused two turnovers and picked up two ground balls in the win over Towson ... grabbed three ground balls and forced two turnovers against Lafayette ... forced two North Carolina turnovers and scooped up four grounders ... played the wing on faceoffs against Jacksonville where he picked up a career-high six ground balls ... also caused two turnovers ... scooped up a career-high four ground balls and took his first-career shot in the Mids' win over VMI in the opener.
2011 (So.): Saw his only action of the year in the Mids' second game, a 9-8 loss at Loyola, where he played on the wings of faceoffs ... was not a part of the team for the remainder of the year.
2010 (Fr.): Did not see any varsity action ... gained experience in the system on the scout team.
More on Miller: A 2008 graduate of Walter Johnson High School, Miller attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2008-09 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who lettered in soccer (4) and lacrosse (3) ... earned all-county honors as a senior in both soccer and lacrosse ... the lacrosse team won the 2005 region crown ... led the soccer team to the 2007 Maryland 4A State Championship with a 17-2-1 record ... in 2006, the soccer program took the division title with a 14-2-2 mark ... member of Walter Johnson's honors jazz band ... full name is Austin Alexander Miller ... born June 21, 1989, in Bethesda, Md. ... son of Thomas and Linda Miller ... majoring in Quantitative Economics ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.