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Career Highlights
• 2009 Second-Team All-Patriot League

Coppola in 2009 (Jr.): A Second-Team All-Patriot League selection who inished the 2009 campaign ranked 36th in faceoff win percentage (.495, 106-214) and 118th in ground balls per game (2.75) ... closed out his junior year having won 106 draws, the seventh most by a Navy player in program history ... will enter his senior season ranked 10th on the Mids' career wins list for draws, having won 125 over his first three seasons ... though he was ranked sixth overall in the conference with a 49.5 draw percentage, he was No. 1 in Patriot League play, winning 61.6 percent (69-112) ... claimed his 100th faceoff win and took his 200th career draw in the same game - the Mids' NCAA Tournament contest at Duke ... won seven of the 15 draws he took against Duke, while grabbing a pair of ground balls ... after winning just one of the seven first-half draws against Maryland, came back to take seven of the 11 in the second half ... earned his 100th draw win in the victory over the Terps ... won a career-high 15 of the 22 draws (.682) he took in the Colgate contests ... it's the first time since April 15, 2006, that a Navy player has won 15 faceoffs ... William Wallace won 16 in leading the Mids to a win over Army at West Point ... pitched in his best performance (%) at the faceoff "x" in the Mids' win at Holy Cross ... won 13 of the 17 (.765) draws he took, including an 8-for-9 effort in the fourth quarter that helped lead back into the game ... gave a solid effort at Lehigh where he won 10 of his 19 faceoffs and recorded seven grounders ... won 13 of the 22 draws he took in the Lafayette contest ... both his wins and attempts are a career high ... also picked up a career-high nine ground balls, the most by any Navy player this season ... turned in a pair of assists against the Leopards, the first two points of his career ... won 10 of the 16 draws he took against Bucknell ... at the time, both figures were career highs ... turned in a then career-best 6-for-10 faceoff performance in Navy's win over Ohio State ... previous best was a 5-for-7 effort in last year's VMI game ... grabbed a career-high tying three grounders against the Buckeyes.

2008 (So.): Saw action in 11 games, taking at least one faceoff in each contest ... won 19 of the 37 draws he took in his first season contributing to the varsity squad ... ranked third among the Patriot League draw specialists in faceoff percentage behind All-Patriot League performers Chris Eck of Colgate and teammate Mikelis Visgauss ... recorded eight wins among his 15 draws in conference play ... in his first varsity appearance, he was 5 of 7 against VMI in the opener ... claimed four of the six draws he took in Navy's league opener at Lafayette ... won 3 of 5 against Johns Hopkins.

2007 (Fr.): Did not see any varsity action ... gained experience in the system as a scout team player.

More on Coppola: A three-sport standout who graduated from Georgetown Prep in 2006 ... recipient of four letters in wrestling, three in lacrosse and two in football ... led the lacrosse team to a 16-5 record in 2005 and a 22-0 mark in 2006, winning the IAC Tournament ... led the wrestling program to IAC Tournament titles in 2005 and `06 ... garnered all-league wrestling honors as a junior and senior ... served as the wrestling team captain during his senior campaign ... named the team's most improved wrestler in 2004 ... recipient of the Athletic Director's Award as a senior ... brother, Mike, is a sophomore defensive midfielder on the Navy lacrosse team ... great uncle, Joseph Coppola, was a 1936 graduate of the Naval Academy ... full name is Francis Joseph Coppola IV ... born May 20, 1988, in Washington, D.C. ... son of Francis and Barbara Coppola ... majoring in International Relations ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.

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