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Navy to Face League-Leader Lehigh Saturday on the Road

The Mids lead the series, 31-6, against Lehigh including wins in each of the last three.


Eight-Goal Second Half Leads Penn Past Mids

Dave Little, Christian Daniel and David Jones scored goals for the Midshipmen.


Mids' Offense Comes Alive, Defense Shuts Down #20 Bucknell

Navy is 2-0 in the Patriot League for the first time since 2010.


Late-Game Heroics by Torain Lead Mids to 10-8 Victory Over Boston U. in League Opener

Navy came into the contest having lost seven straight Patriot League openers.


Torain, Varello Spark Mids in Home Opener

Head coach Rick Sowell has led the Mids to victory in their home opener in six of his seven seasons.


Navy vs. Army MLax - 4.15.17

Navy vs. Army MLax - 4.15.17


Navy vs. Lehigh MLax - 3.25.17

Navy vs. Lehigh MLax - 3.25.17


Navy vs. Bucknell MLax - 3.4.17

Navy vs. Bucknell MLax - 3.4.17


Navy vs. Boston U. MLax - 2.25.17

Navy vs. Boston U. MLax - 2.25.17


Navy-Maryland MLax 2.11.17

Navy-Maryland MLax 2.11.17

Little in 2017 (Jr.): A starter in 10 of the 12 games in which he played, was the team’s fourth-leading scorer with 26 points on a team-high tying 23 goals and three assists ... was third on the team in scoring in league play with 17 points on a team-best 15 goals and two assists ... ranked #40 nationally in shooting percentage, scoring 23 goals on 57 shots ... also led the team in extra-man goals with four of the seven ... wore #45 this season after giving up #44 to allow senior long pole Matt Rees to honor his father, Cliff, by wearing the same number he wore as a Navy basketball player ... recorded his third career hat trick and second of the season with a three-goal performance against Holy Cross in the Patriot League Quarterfinals ... also forced a turnover, just his second career takeaway ... turned in three points on two goals and an assist in the win over Army ... fed Jack Ray for the game-tying goal and scored the game-winning goal at 8:20 in the fourth off an assist from Chris Fennell ... scored one goal on five shots on goal and grabbed a ground ball at Holy Cross ... played the game of a lifetime against Lehigh and was named the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, the Alpha Lacrosse National Player of the Week (Inside Lacrosse) and the Epoch/US Lacrosse Player of the Week ...  scored a school and Patriot League-record nine goals on an incredible nine shots ... the nine goals are the most by any player in Div. I this season … Navy’s previous school record was eight set by Robert Booze in 1943 … the previous Patriot League record was also eight set by six different players, including most recently by Bucknell’s Todd Heritage against Hobart on March 10, 2012 … he came into the game with eight goals on the year (17 career) and had recorded just three previous multi-goal games in his career ... turned in a goal and an assist in the Mids’ win over Dartmouth ... his goal was the first of the game and came on extra-ma ... after missing back-to-back games against Penn and Lafayette with an injury, returned to the field against Loyola where he scored two goals on four shots ... registered his second multiple-point game of the season with an extra-man goal and an assist against Bucknell ... recorded his first multi-point and first multi-goal performance since VMI (4-1=5) his Plebe year when he scored a pair of goals in the win over Delaware ... scored on his only shot against #2 Maryland ... punched in an extra-man goal against Johns Hopkins in the opener,  his first goal since his Plebe year when he scored against Loyola.

2016 (So.): Sat out a number of games due to injury.

2015 (Fr.): Saw action in 13 of the 14 contests and made starts in the first two games of the year ... finished his rookie campaign with 11 points on 9 goals and 2 assists ... dealt out his second assist of the season in the Mids’ finale against Air Force ... scored his second extra-man goal of the year with a goal against #20 Loyola ... one of nine players who scored goals in the Mids’ 14-6 victory over Boston U. ... punched in his seventh goal of the year in Navy’s 18-4 win at Lafayette ... put 2 shots on goal against #14 Towson, drilling one for a goal in the first half ... scored the game-winner against #19 Holy Cross with one second remaining on an extra-man opportunity and with 2:55 remaining in the contest ... scored 4 goals and added an assist in Navy’s season opener against VMI where he made the start at attack ... put 6 of his 7 shots on goal.

More on Little: A 2012 graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., Little attended the Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario during the 2012-13 academic year before attending the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2013-14 academic year ... a three-sport standout who earned letters in football (3), lacrosse (3) and indoor track & field (2) ... earned all-prep honors as a junior and served as captain of the lacrosse team his senior year ... also considered UMBC, Siena and VMI ... cousin, Dominik Nogic, is a 2002 graduate of Army and was a goalkeeper for the Black Knights lacrosse team ... he was the 2001 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... cousin, Suzanne Hazel, played lacrosse at Virginia Tech ... majoring in Political Science, he has twice been named to the Commandant’s List ... son of Ross and Ruth Little ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.

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