The Midshipmen are ranked #10 by the USILA and #9 by Face-Off Yearbook.
Five of the eight players were first-time honorees.
The Midshipmen scored five straight goals in the second half and held the Cadets off the scoreboard for nearly 23 minutes.
The Midshipmen own a 57-33-3 series advantage, including a 28-15-1 mark in Annapolis.
After the opening quarter, the Blue Jays outscored Navy by just one.
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2014 (Jr.): Part of a defensive unit that was ranked 20th in the country in scoring defense (9.36), 22nd in man-down defense (66.7) and 21st in caused turnovers per game (7.71) ... recorded just his third caused turnover of the year and the sixth of his career in the Mids' loss to nationally-ranked Maryland ... part of a defensive effort that held Johns Hopkins to its lowest scoring output of the season (6) and marked just the second time it was held to single digits (lost 13-9 to North Carolina) ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Loyola, the nation's fifth-ranked offense (13.70 GPG), to its fewest of the season ... one of just three teams this season to hold the Greyhounds to single digits ... helped anchor a defensive effort that helped lead the Mids to an 11-3 win over Lafayette ... it was the fewest goals surrendered by Navy since its 8-2 win over sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins on April 21,2012 ... meanwhile, it was the fewest goals Lafayette has scored since dropping a 10-3 decision to Army on March 24, 2012 ... turned in a pair of caused turnovers against Holy Cross, his first since the 2012 campaign ... helped generate Navy's game-tying man-down goal against Georgetown that forced overtime ... picked up the ground ball off and errant shot and began the transition play that resulted in a short-handed T.J. Hanzsche goal with 53 seconds remaining in regulation.
2013 (So.): A member of Navy's defensive unit finished the year ranked 32nd in the country, surrendering 10.23 goals per game ... played in seven of the 13 games primarily as a defensive midfielder ... 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 ... played one of the better games of his career in the Mids' opener against VMI ... picked up a career-high five ground balls, primarily as a wing player on faceoffs ... 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.
2012 (Fr.): Saw action in eight games, primarily playing on the wing of faceoffs, while mixing time in at short stick defensive midfield ... Navy boasted the nation's 14th-best scoring defense, surrendering 8.92 goals per game ... played his way onto the man-down squad in the Mids' 8-2 win over No. 6 Johns Hopkins ... held the Blue Jays to a 1-for-5 effort ... caused a turnover and picked up a grounder in the Mids' league opener against Bucknell ... grabbed one ground ball and caused a turnover against the fourth-ranked Tar Heels ... made his Navy debut in the Mids' loss against Jacksonville at the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic ... picked up three ground balls playing on the wing of faceoffs and caused a turnover.
More on Gaine: A 2011 graduate of Bay Shore High School in Bay Shore, N.Y., Gaine was a two-sport standout who lettered in lacrosse (3) and football (1) ... an Academic All-American in lacrosse his senior year, he also served as team captain ... garnered Suffolk County All-League honors as a junior and was named the Suffolk County Div. I Rookie of the Year ... member of the National Honor Society ... served as captain of the drum line ... son of Bill and Ellen Gaine ... majoring in Oceanography ... named to the Commandant's List three times, including each of the last two semesters ... currently ranked in the top 21 percent of his class (1,086 students) in Military Order of Merit ... upon graduation his service assignment is Navy Pilot.