30 Brendan Gaine
Gaine in 2013 (So.): A member of Navy's defensive unit finished the year ranked 32nd in the country, surrendering 10.23 goals per game ... played in seven of the 13 games primarily as a defensive midfielder ... also a member of the nation's second-ranked team in caused turnovers ... the Mids averaged 10.00 takeaways per game and had two individuals - Austin Miller (#7, 2.31) and Pat Kiernan (#12, 2.00) - ranked among the top 15 ... played one of the better games of his career in the Mids' opener against VMI ... picked up a career-high five ground balls, primarily as a wing player on faceoffs ... Navy's defense gave up one goal in the first half of its 20-7 win over VMI and three goals in the first three quarters in an 11-7 victory over Detroit.
2012 (Fr.): Saw action in eight games, primarily playing on the wing of faceoffs, while mixing time in at short stick defensive midfield ... Navy boasted the nation's 14th-best scoring defense, surrendering 8.92 goals per game ... played his way onto the man-down squad in the Mids' 8-2 win over No. 6 Johns Hopkins ... held the Blue Jays to a 1-for-5 effort ... caused a turnover and picked up a grounder in the Mids' league opener against Bucknell ... grabbed one ground ball and caused a turnover against the fourth-ranked Tar Heels ... made his Navy debut in the Mids' loss against Jacksonville at the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic ... picked up three ground balls playing on the wing of faceoffs and caused a turnover.
More on Gaine: A 2011 graduate of Bay Shore High School in Bay Shore, N.Y., Gaine was a two-sport standout who lettered in lacrosse (3) and football (1) ... an Academic All-American in lacrosse his senior year, he also served as team captain ... garnered Suffolk County All-League honors as a junior and was named the Suffolk County Div. I Rookie of the Year ... member of the National Honor Society ... served as captain of the drum line ... son of Bill and Ellen Gaine ... majoring in Oceanography ... named to the Commandant's List in the spring of 2013 after posting a 3.18 grade-point average ... currently ranked in the top 15 percent of his class (1,140 students) in military order of merit.