Navy claimed a 9-8 overtime win over the Blue Jays the last time the two programs met in Annapolis.
The winner of Saturday's Star Game will also punch its ticket to play in the 2012 Patriot League Tournament April 27-29.
Navy and Maryland meet for the 87th time in series history Friday night in College Park.
Navy owns an 8-0 record against the Crusaders.
The Mids lead the series, 6-4, but have won just once in five games at Towson.
Navy vs. Colgate - March 23
2012 Navy Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins 2
2012 Navy Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins
2011 Navy Lacrosse - Army
2011 Navy Lacrosse - Maryland
Chaires in 2013 (Jr.): Saw action in a pair of games ... missed the first two games of the season due to injury (knee) ... made his first appearance of the season against Colgate where he took three shots ... dealt out an assist to Sam Jones in Navy's loss against Lehigh ... it was his first point scored since his Plebe year where he produced 13 points on 11 goals and two assists.
2012 (So.): Played in 8 games for the Midshipmen, primarily as a member of the extra-man squad.
2011 (Fr.): Finished his rookie campaign with 11 goals on 24 shots (.458), including a team-high seven extra-man goals ... he put 14 of his 24 shots on cage ... a member of the Mids' extra-man squad that scored goals on 19 of its 55 attempts (.345) and was ranked 22nd nationally ... punched in an extra-man goal against Johns Hopkins off an assist from classmate Sam Jones late in the third quarter ... it was the first of a four-goal run by the Mids against the Jays ... turned in his third multi-point performance of the season by scoring a goal and passing out an assist in the Mids' contest against Army ... scored a transition goal off an assist from team captain Marty Gallagher against Maryland ... it marked just his third even-strength goal of the year ... garnered Patriot League Rookie of the Week kudos on March 21 after scoring four extra-man goals in games against Holy Cross and Towson ... recorded his first-career hat trick in Navy's win over Holy Cross ... all three goals were scored on extra-man ... he is Navy's first player to score three man-up goals since April 14, 2001, when Adam Borcz scored three at Penn State ... turned in an extra-man goal goal against Towson which sparked a six-goal run by the Mids and an eventual 14-11 win ... pitched in his second man-up goal of the year in Navy's 15-6 rout over Lafayette ... it marked the first Patriot League goal of his career ... scored the third of four-straight goals by Navy at North Carolina off an assist from fellow freshman attackman Sam Jones ... grabbed the first ground ball of his career in the loss against the Tar Heels ... netted an extra-man goal at Loyola, the first man-up goal of his career ... scored a goal and dealt out an assist against VMI in the opener ... also caused a pair of turnovers.
More on Chaires: A 2009 graduate of Centennial High School, Chaires spent the 2009-10 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... attended three different high schools - Centennial, Boys' Latin and Mt. Hebron - where he lettered once in lacrosse at each ... member of lacrosse teams that won the county title in 2005 and `08 and led the team to the state championship game his senior year ... named a High School All-American as a senior after leading the state in scoring, while also being named the Howard County Player of the Year ... he also earned the distinction of being named a finalist for the Markland Kelly Award multiple times ... garnered all-county kudos his senior season ... was a starter on the Baltimore Under Armour All-America Team ... served as team captain of the lacrosse program his senior year ... father was an All-American lacrosse player at Princeton (`75) ... son of William and Laurie Chaires ... majoring in Oceanography.