The last time Navy beat a No. 1-ranked team was in the spring of 2004. Members of the 2004 team will be honored at halftime of Saturday's contest for their historic run to the National Championship Game.
The Midshipmen won a school-record 15 games en route to their National Championship appearance in 2004.
The Mids are playing Lehigh on the road for the fifth time in the last six years.
Navy opens its 107th season of men's lacrosse next Saturday (Feb. 8) vs. VMI.
This year's Patriot League Tournament will be extended to six teams.
Dingman in 2006:
After a year away from lacrosse, Dingman returned to the playing field as Navy's second-leading scorer in `06 ... recipient of the William H. "Dinty" Moore Award for the third time in his career, recognizing Navy's most outstanding offensive player ... produced 44 points on a team-high 33 goals and 11 assists ... helped lead the Mids to a No. 29 national ranking for their 9.07 goals per game ... earned First-Team All-Patriot League recognition for the second time in his career as he scored 11 goals in league competition, while dishing out five helpers ... averaged 2.93 points per game, finishing the season ranked 30th in the country ... also ranked 14th in goals per game, netting 2.20 per contest ... enters his senior campaign ranked eighth on the Mids' all-time scoring leader board wih 146 points on 92 goals and 54 assists ... also stands seventh on the career goals list and tied for 12th on the career assists list ... should he reach the 100-goal milestone, he would become only the third player in program history to score 100 goals and dish out 50 assists in a career, joining Mike Buzzell (1977-80, 111G, 111A) and Mike Herger (1987-90, 107G, 90A) ... had a solid Patriot League Tournament where he scored five goals and added two assists in the Mids' wins over Lehigh and Army ... produced his seventh hat trick of the season when he found the back of the net three times against the Mountain Hawks in the tourney, including the game-winner ... also scored game-winning goals against Lehigh in the regular-season game, as well as his thrilling score against fourth-ranked Maryland with eight seconds remaining ... produced four-point games eight times during the season, with seven of those going down as hat tricks ... scored nine of Navy's 19 extra-man goals, including a pair in the win over Maryland ... anchored Navy's man-up offense that was ranked 15th in the country ... recorded a goal or an assists in 13 of the 15 games during the season ... saw his 26-game scoring streak come to an end in Navy's loss to Patriot League foe Colgate ... it was the first time he was held scoreless since his rookie campaign ... in his first game since the 2004 season, he fired in three goals and added an assist in the Mids' season-opening victory at Saint Joseph's ... picked up 31 ground balls, including a season-high five against Maryland ... named to the Tewaaraton Award Preseason Watch List.
Disenrolled from the Naval Academy in January of `05 ... attended Jefferson Community College in New York ... was re-admitted to the Academy on the first day of classes in August of `05.
One of the most talented players in Navy's storied history ... garnered Second-Team All-America status and was one-of-15 finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy ... one of only 62 Navy players to gain Second-Team All-America recognition and the first since 2001 when Adam Borcz earned the honor ... was also named First-Team All-Patriot League ... recipient of the William H. "Dinty" Moore Award ... produced a team-best 62 points on 36 goals and 26 assists ...he ranks sixth in Navy's single-season record book with 62 points, the most by a Midshipman since Mike Buzzell set the school record in 1979 ... his 36 goals are tied for the 13th most in Navy history, while his 26 assists were one off the top-20 list ... finished his sophomore campaign ranked No. 14 in the nation with a 3.44 points per game average ... with a pair of goals and two assists against Syracuse in the National Championship Game, he topped the 100-career point plateau ... he is just the 24th player in Academy history to score 100 points and the first true sophomore to achieve the feat ... tied for 16 on Navy's career assist leader board with 43 helpers ... during the year, he produced 11 multi-goal games and nine multi-assist contests ... for his career, he owns 18 multi-goal outings and 15 multi-assist games ... scored a career-high five goals at Lafayette in the season opener and against Colgate in a neutral site meeting in Orlando ... added a pair of assists against the Raiders to record a career-high seven points ... tallied three goals and three assists in Navy's Star Game victory over arch rival Army ... produced six goals and five assists during NCAA Tournament action ... scored two goals in three of the four games in NCAA Tourney play ... responsible for three game-winning goals (at Lafayette, Bucknell, at Army) ... scored five extra-man goals, including a pair against Lafayette ... grabbed a season-high five grounders against Army ... scored nine goals and added four assists against teams (five) ranked in the top five in the country when Navy played them.
Experienced one of the best freshman campaigns in recent memory ... came off the bench in 11 of the 13 games to lead the Mids in scoring ... produced 40 points on 23 goals and 17 assists ... finished his rookie campaign ranked third on Navy's all-time freshman scoring list behind All-Americans Mike Herger (55 pts.) and Brendan Schneck (43 pts.) ... both his goal and assist totals topped the team ... garnered Second-Team All-ECAC recognition after being named ECAC Rookie of the Week twice during the season ... earned the first honor March 24 after producing four goals and three assists in the Mids' victory over Stony Brook ... the second honor came April 7 after turning in a two-goal, two-assist performance against Maryland ... was given the William H. "Dinty" Moore Award at the annual Navy lacrosse banquet as Navy's most outstanding offensive player ... recorded a goal or an assist in 12 of the 13 contests, scored a goal in 11 of the 13 games and produced an assist in nine of the 13 outings ... posted multiple goals in seven contests, including a career-high four at Massachusetts and at Stony Brook ... tallied six multi-assist games, including a career-high three against UMBC and Stony Brook ... despite his team-high 23 goals, was responsible for just one game-winning goal ... his GWG was at Stony Brook where he took over the game to lead the Mids to victory ... scooped up 20 ground balls on the year, including five against none other than Stony Brook.
More on Dingman:
Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Carthage High School ... also garnered letters in football (2) and basketball (1) ... oldest brother, Lee, is a Class of 2000 graduate of Army and was a standout lacrosse player for the Black Knights ... brother, Chris, is Class of 2003 Navy graduate and was a standout face-off specialist and defenseman for the lacrosse team ... full name is Ian Thomas Dingman ... born Dec. 5, 1982, in Carthage, N.Y. ... son of Allen and Jane Dingman ... majoring in History ... has service selected surface warfare.