The Mids own a 59-35-3 advantage in the series against the Black Knights, including back-to-back victories in the Star Game.
Dave Little and Brady Dove combined to set or tie three school and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium records on Saturday against Lehigh.
Navy won nearly every phase of the game against the Big Green as the Mids snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Mids outscored the Bison 7-3 in the second half to secure a 9-8 lead in the series against Bucknell.
Saturday marks just the third time (2012-15-17) in 14 years Navy will open its conference schedule at home.
2016 Navy-Army MLax PL Tourney
2016 Navy-Colgate MLax
2016 Navy-Loyola MLax
2016 Navy-Delaware MLax
2016 Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax
• 2016 First-Team All-Patriot League
• 2016 Lt. J.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award Winner (Navy)
Rees in 2017 (Jr.): Missed the entire 2017 spring season after suffering a non-contact knee injury at the conclusion of the fall season.
2016 (So.): A unanimous selection as a member of the All-Patriot League First Team, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors ... the 2016 recipient of the Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award, presented to Navy’s Outstanding Midfielder ... after spending his rookie season as a member of the Mids’ second-line midfield, he started each of Navy’s 16 games in 2016 ... closed out the year as Navy’s third-leading scorer with 37 points on a team-best 34 goals and 3 assists ... 26 of his 37 points were scored against Patriot League foes, while he scored just 11 points against nonconference opponents Air Force, Johns Hopkins (1G), Delaware, Maryland, Sacred Heart (1A), Yale (4G) and Brown (5G) ... the 34 goals are the most by a Navy player since 2004 when Joe Bossi pumped in 44 and Ian Dingman scored 36 ... meanwhile, the 34 goals are the third most in program history by a midfielder and the most since Brian Keith set the record of 41 in 1989 ... averaged 2.13 goals per game which stood 44th in the country and sixth in the league ... led the team with 5 extra-man goals which stood 48th nationally ... produced a career-high tying five goals on 12 shots against Brown in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... also grabbed a pair of ground balls ... his nine combined goals against Yale and Brown tied the school record for most goals scored in an NCAA Tournament (season) ... the record was originally set by Mike Hannan in 1978 ... paced the Mids with 4 goals on 7 shots (scored on each of his first 3 shots) in their NCAA Tournament win over Yale ... it’s tied as the seventh-most goals scored by a Navy player in an NCAA Tournament game and the most since Tim Paul scored four against North Carolina in 2008 ... scored his fourth goal of the season against Army in the Patriot League Tournament Semis and the seventh in four games against the Black Knights in his two seasons ... dealt out just his third assist this season in the Mids’ win over Sacred Heart ... it was just his second point this season against a nonconference opponent ... earned Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors on April 18 after turning in his sixth hat trick of the year that was punctuated by the game-winner against Army West Point 38 seconds into overtime ... has scored hat tricks in both Star Game appearances of his career ... punched in three goals, including two man-up goals, and added an assist in Navy’s win against Colgate ... scored his three goals on four shots ... turned in his fourth hat trick of the year with three goals on seven shots in the win over Holy Cross ... chipped in a pair of goals in Navy’s 12-7 victory over Lehigh in what was the Mids’ first win in Bethlehem since 2010 ... not only selected as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, but was also named the NCAA’s Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a career-high five goals on eight shots in Navy’s victory over #15 Loyola ... scored a remarkable four goals on four shots in Navy’s 13-6 win at Bucknell ... turned in a then career-best four-point performance at Boston U. in the league opener that featured just his second hat trick ... scored the game-tying goal against #5 Johns Hopkins with 27.7 seconds left regulation to send the contest into overtime.
2015 (Fr.): Played in all 14 contests and was a member of the Mids’ second midfield line ... recorded all of his points (6-4=10) over the last 8 contests ... paced the Mids with 3 goals in the regular-season win over Army West Point, including 2 extra-man strikes ... came into the game against the Cadets having scored just 3 goals this season ... had his 4-game scoring streak snapped by #20 Loyola where he was held to just 1 shot on goal ... dealt out a pair of assists in Navy’s 14-6 victory over Boston U. ... scored a pair of goals in Navy’s 7-6 win at Colgate ... fed Patrick Keena on the Mids’ lone extra-man goal in the win over Lehigh ... scored the first points of his career with a goal and an assist at Lafayette ... made his collegiate debut against VMI in the Mids’ opener.
More on Rees: A 2013 graduate of Boys’ Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore, Md., Rees attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2013-14 academic year ... a three-sport standout who year letters in basketball (3), football (1) and lacrosse (1) ... father, Cliff, is a 1988 graduate of the Naval Academy and was a member of three NCAA Tournament basketball teams ... his Plebe year Navy lost in the second round, while in 1986 David Robinson led the Mids to the Elite 8 where they fell to Duke ... Navy lost in the opening round of the 1987 NCAA Tournament ... brother, Matt, is a 2017 graduate of the Naval Academy and was a two-time All-American long pole on the Mids’ lacrosse team ... brother, Spencer, is a freshman goalkeeper on the Mids’ lacrosse team ... majoring in Political Science ... son of Cliff and Susan Rees.