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Career Highlights
• 2008 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
• 2008, `07 Second-Team All-Patriot League

Daratsos in 2009 (Jr.): Saw action with both the first and second midfield lines during the season, along with the invert group ... led Navy with a goal and an assist in its first-round NCAA Tournament contest against Duke ... played a strong offensive game in the Mids' win over Colgate in the Patriot League Semis ... scored a goal after getting pushed from behind at the point of release early in the second ... fed Patrick Moran for the go-ahead goal in the third (6-5) ... scored on an unassisted shot in the Mids' loss against Johns Hopkins ... it was just his second goal of the season ... though only credited with one assist, set up both Patrick Moran goals against Holy Cross, including the first which proved to be the game-winner with 6:34 left in the game ... scored his first goal of the year in the Mids' loss to North Carolina.

2008 (So.): Though he missed the fall season after suffering a serious knee injury at the beginning of August, he was able to rehab and played in all 16 games in the spring ... received Second-Team All-Patriot League recognition for a second consecutive year ... earned a starting nod in 14 contests, coming off the bench in Navy's wins over VMI and Ohio State ... finished his sophomore year with seven points on five goals and two assists ... scored a goal and added an assist in the Mids' 8-7 overtime victory at The Shoe against Ohio State ... followed up with a scoring strike against nationally-ranked Cornell ... scored twice against Georgetown in a one-goal loss to the Hoyas ... turned in a goal in the annual Army-Navy game ... pitched in an assist in Navy's 8-3 win over Colgate during the regular season ... both of his assists on the year were on extra-man.

2007 (Fr.): Enjoyed a sensational freshman campaign where he started all 15 games as a member of Nay's midfield ... became Navy's first freshman to garner All-Patriot League recognition after being named to the second team ... Navy's sixth-leading scorer with 19 points on 17 goals and two assists ... one of just four players on the roster to score 15 or more goals ... recorded eight points on six goals and a pair of assists in Patriot League action ... produced a point in 12 of the 15 contests, while scoring a goal in 11 of the 15 games ... had a penchant for playing games at home where he scored 13 of his 17 goals and 14 of his 19 points ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on March 26 after scoring a career-high four goals in Navy's regular-season win over Colgate ... he is Navy's first rookie-of-the-week winner since Nick Mirabito received recognition in 2005 ... the four goals marked the most by a Navy rookie since Ian Dingman turned in four goals and three assists in the Mids' 10-6 win at Stony Brook on March 22, 2003 ... scored multiple goals against North Carolina (regular season), Colgate (both regular season and Patriot League Tournament) and Maryland ... turned in a pair of assists on the year -- at Lehigh and in Navy's Star Game win over Army ... picked up 10 grounders, including three in the double-overtime loss to Maryland ... responsible for Navy's game-winner against Holy Cross played at SMU's Ford Stadium.

More on Daratsos: A 2005 graduate of Niskayuna High School, Daratsos attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and soccer ... named a High School All-American in lacrosse as a senior ... earned First-Team Section 2 recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior ... led Niskayuna to the Section 2 and region lacrosse titles in 2005 ... went on to play in the state championship game where it finished the season with a 21-1 record ... four-time scholar-athlete in both lacrosse and soccer ... father, Peter, is a Major in the United States Army where he serves as a Chaplain ... he returned home in March of 2007 after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan ... sister, Amalia, is a 2005 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy ... full name is Basil George Daratsos ... born Aug. 8, 1987, in Niskayuna, N.Y. ... son of Peter and Nina Daratsos ... majoring in Economics ... his service assignment is Navy Pilot.

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