Brosnan in 2009 (Jr.): Converted long stick defensive midfielder, who started on close defense in the first four games ... member of Navy's man-down unit ... the Mids yielded just six extra-man goals in 40 attempts (.850) ... Navy's man-down unit finished the season ranked No. 1 nationally, while the Mids were No. 7 in scoring defense (7.69) ... having faced Colgate twice during the season, the Raiders were 0 for 6 against the Mids' man-down unit ... picked up a pair of ground balls in the Mids' loss to Johns Hopkins ... it was just his second multi-ground ball effort of the year ... gave up just one goal against Army in its four man-up chances ... helped squelch Georgetown on five of its six extra-man opportunities ... topped (5 GB) his ground ball total from the previous two years combined (4 GB) after the Mids' first three games in `09 ... picked up a career-high three grounders vs. Ohio State.
2008 (So.): Played in 10 of the 16 contests ... helped Navy secure a No. 3 national ranking in fewest goals allowed per game (scoring defense), surrendering 104 goals in 16 games (6.50) ... going into the NCAA quarterfinals, the Mids had been ranked No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks ... the Mids held 10 of their 16 opponents to seven or fewer goals, winning 22 in a row when achieving this feat ... it has given up double-figure goals just nine times in the last 46 games (2006-present) and 11 times in the last 62 games (2005-present) ... scooped up three grounders, one each against Lafayette, Holy Cross and Army.
2007 (Fr.): Saw action in five games, including five of the first six contests for the Midshipmen ... made his collegiate debut in Navy's season-opening win over Saint Joseph's ... grabbed one ground ball in Navy's win over Holy Cross played at SMU's Ford Stadium.
More on Brosnan: A 2005 graduate of St. Mary's High School, Brosnan spent the 2005-06 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... he was a three-sport standout at St. Mary's, lettering in hockey (4), lacrosse (3) and football (2) ... served as the team captain of all three sports his senior year ... garnered all-conference football recognition and named the team MVP in `05 ... named an Academic All-American in football his senior year ... received the Coaches Award in lacrosse as a senior and was named the unsung hero of the hockey team in the same year ... high school teammate of Navy lacrosse player Darren Pastrana ... member of the National Honor Society ... full name is Jake Lawrence Brosnan ... born March 27, 1987, in Silver Spring, Md. ... son of Larry and Marty Brosnan ... majoring in Oceanography ... named to the Commandant's List this past fall ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.