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Decker in 2007: Owned a 46.2 winning percentage at the face-off "x" as a junior ... won 18 of his 39 draws overall and five of his 13 face-offs in Patriot League action ... was most effective against Johns Hopkins where he won three of his four draws ... won three of six face-offs against Canisius and three of seven against Holy Cross ... picked up nine ground balls, including a pair against Saint Joseph's, North Carolina (regular season) and Canisius ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2006: Played in seven games for the Midshipmen, primarily as a face-off specialist ... won 16 of the 23 draws he took, including seven of nine against Patriot League foe Holy Cross ... also won five of eight face-offs in the 11-6 win over Lafayette ... also took the first shot of his career in that contest ... won 75 percent (3 of 4) of his draws against Lehigh in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... picked up a career-best five grounds against Holy Cross.

2005: Saw action in one game, Navy's Patriot League victory over Lafayette at home ... won all three face-offs in which he took against the Leopards ... grabbed the ground ball off all three face-offs he won ... gained experience in the system as a scout team player, who also saw time in JV games.

More on Decker: A 2004 graduate of Towson High School where he was a three-sport standout ... lettered four times in lacrosse, while also earning letters in soccer and indoor track ... garnered High School All-America recognition as a senior midfielder on his lacrosse team ... named first-team all-county and first-team all-division in 2004 ... served as team captain and was named the team MVP his senior campaign ... member of the 2003 Maryland Freestate All-Star Team that beat the Canadian U-19 squad ... led Towson HS to the 2004 North Regional Championship and with a 15-2 record ... Towson HS was a Maryland State 3A finalist in 2004, as well ... soccer team won the 2002 and `03 North Regional Championship ... in 2003, the soccer squad won the state 3A championship with a 15-1-2 record ... served as Class President his senior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... a Maryland Distinguished Scholar who graduated third in his class of 350 ... an Honorable Mention National Merit Scholar ... brother, Ryan, was the mascot for Wake Forest from 2003-04 ... full name is Daniel Russell Decker ... born Nov. 11, 1986, in Randallstown, Md. ... son of Russell and Lauren Decker ... an honors student majoring in Systems Engineering ... an exceptional student-athlete, he has been named to the Superintendent's and Commandant's List every semester (7) at the Academy ... owns a 3.93 grade-point average, receiving only three "B's" in three-plus years ... stands No. 1 in military order of merit among 1063 class members and 36th in academic order of merit ... has never been out of the top three in military order of merit ... has turned in a 99.9 on the Academy's physical readiness test in all even semesters ... has service selected special warfare.

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