The Midshipmen are ranked #10 by the USILA and #9 by Face-Off Yearbook.
Five Mids were named to the first time and one to the second team.
Navy is looking for its first 10-win season since 2009.
Casey Rees has twice been honored by the Patriot League this season, while John Trainor is a first-time selection.
Rees’ Overtime Goal Leads Navy to Win Over Army, Mids Secure Top Seed In Patriot League Championship
Navy has won back-to-back Star Games against the Black Knights.
2016 Navy-Army MLax PL Tourney
2016 Navy-Colgate MLax
2016 Navy-Loyola MLax
2016 Navy-Delaware MLax
2016 Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax
2016 (Jr.): A member of the Mids’ starting defensive unit that finished the 2016 campaign ranked #2 in the country and #1 in the Patriot League in scoring defense (7.38) ... it’s the Mids’ lowest goals-against average since they surrendered a stingy 6.50 goals per game in 2008 ... Navy (16 gms), Monmouth (14 gms) and Detroit (12 gms) allowed the fewest goals in the country with 118 ... Navy gave up double digit goals in 6 of its 16 games in 2016 ... the Mids have held 15 of their last 29 opponents to scoring droughts of 20 minutes or more ... teamed up with DJ Plumer to form one of the best short-stick defensive tandems in the country ... both dangerous scorers, Trainor produced 8 points on 3 goals and 5 assists this spring ... also contributed 10 caused turnovers and 21 ground balls ... part of a unit that held Brown to 11 goals, the second fewest by the Bears over the course of the season (10 vs. Harvard), in the NCAA Quarterfinals (5.21) ... Brown came into the contest as the nation’s top-scoring offense, averaging 16.76 goals per game ... the Mids held #3 Yale (5.15) to 10 goals, nearly three (12.53) under its average coming into the contest ... Navy’s “D” allowed just 3 goals in the second half ... Navy held Army to just 2 goals in the first half of the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals, including 0 in the second quarter ... the Mids’ defense held the Black Knights off the scoreboard for 23:44 between the first and third quarters ... the Mids held Sacred Heart (4.22) to just 1 goal en route to capturing their 10th win of the season ... it’s the first time since 1970 that a Navy defense has held two opponents to 1 or fewer goals in the same season ... the Mids defeated the University of Baltimore, 19-0, and a week later dealt the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club a 15-1 loss ... the year before, Navy held two Div. I programs to one or fewer goals, posting an 11-0 win over Hofstra and a 23-1 victory over the University of Baltimore ... Navy’s defense held Army West Point to three goals under its average (12.91 GPG) which stood 11th nationally ... earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week recognition on April 18 after playing a pivotal role on defense in the Mids’ win over Army West Point ... picked up a career-high tying 5 ground balls and forced 3 Army turnovers ... held Jimbo Moore and Conor Glancy scoreless ... after falling behind 2-0 to Colgate, the Mids went on an 8-0 run and held the Raiders scoreless for 21 minutes (21:05) during a stretch in the first and second quarters ... recorded his third goal of the year on his lone shot of the game against Colgate ... also grabbed a ground ball and caused a turnover ... after giving up a goal with 4.9 seconds left in the opening quarter, the Mids held Holy Cross off the scoreboard for the next 24-plus minutes and opened up a 5-1 lead ... Navy also held the Crusaders scoreless for the final 18:18 of the contest ... the three goals scored by Holy Cross since dropping a 13-3 decision to Army West Point in 2014 ... dealt out his fifth assist of the season, grabbed 2 ground balls and caused a turnover in the Mids’ 12-3 win over Holy Cross ... Navy went on an 8-1 run against Lehigh (11:48 2Qtr - 0:37 3Qtr) to take a 9-3 lead after the Mids’ defense held the Mountain Hawks to scoring droughts of 17:10 and 13:09 ... punched in a goal and dealt out two assists in the Mids’ win at Lehigh ... it was the most points scored by a Navy defensive player since Pat Kiernan scored 3 points against Holy Cross ... part of a defensive unit that held Lafayette scoreless for the first 19:12 of the game and the final 19:51 en route to an 11-4 win ... the four goals scored were a season low by the Leopards and it marked the third straight meeting in the series that Navy’s defense has held Lafayette to five or fewer goals ... Navy’s defense held Bucknell, who was averaging 11.75 goals per game, to a season-low 6 goals in what was also the fewest goals scored by the Bison in the series since 2008 ... Bucknell was held scoreless for nearly 30 minutes (28:26) between the second and fourth quarters ... helped Navy break Bucknell’s 10-man ride by tossing his pass to Jack Ray from mid-field for a 25-yard goal by Ray ... dealt out his second career assist and first since his Plebe year, when he found Matt Rees for the goal in Navy’s league opener at Boston U. ... part of a defensive unit that held Delaware to just one goal ... it was the fewest goals scored by a Navy opponent since the Mids defeated Army West Point in the semifinals of the 2007 Patriot League Tournament, 12-1 ... it was also the fewest goals scored by a Delaware team since dropping an 8-1 decision to Fairleigh Dickinson in 1969 ... pitched in a pair of takeaways in the win over Delaware ... scored his second career goal in the Mids’ win over Air Force in the opener ... also grabbed 2 ground balls and caused a turnover.
2015 (So.): Saw action in all 14 contests as a defensive midfielder ... member of the Mids’ defensive unit that finished the season ranked #13 in the country in scoring defense (8.57) and held 10 of its 14 opponents to single digits ... the Mids’ defense also held 7 of its last 12 opponents to scoring droughts of over 20 minutes - Holy Cross 29:55, Towson 24:38, Lafayette 22:50, Bucknell 20:18, Colgate 21:42, Army West Point 23:17, Army West Point (2) 22:46 ... owned 17 takeaways which tied for 7th on the Mids’ single-season caused turnovers list alongside teammate Chris Fennell ... had a career day against Air Force where he picked up personal bests in ground balls (5) and caused turnovers (4) ... part of a defensive effort that held Army West Point to its second-lowest offensive output of the season (7 goals) which also marked the fewest goals the Cadets have scored in the series since 2010 ... picked up 3 ground balls and caused 1 of just 3 turnovers by the Mids against #20 Loyola ... part of a defensive unit that held Boston U. to just 6 goals ... the Terriers came into the game ranked 10th nationally in scoring, averaging 13.13 goals per game, and had scored double figures in 6 of their 8 games ... it was the fewest goals Boston U. scored against a Patriot League team in 2015 ... paced the Mids with 3 takeaways against Lehigh, 2 of which led to transition goals, and scooped up 3 ground balls ... played a fantastic game against Lafayette where he scored his first collegiate goal, grabbed 3 ground balls and caused 2 turnovers ... jumped into the Mids’ career caused turnovers list with his takeaway at #17 Johns Hopkins ... caused a pair of turnovers and picked up 3 ground balls in Navy’s victory over #14 Towson ... recorded a pair of takeaways in the Mids’ league opener against Bucknell.
2014 (Fr.): Played in all 14 contests ... part of a defensive unit that was ranked 20th in the country in scoring defense (9.36), 22nd in man-down defense (66.7) and 21st in caused turnovers per game (7.71) ... grabbed three ground balls and forced a career-high 2 takeaways against Lehigh in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals ... part of a defensive effort that held Johns Hopkins (4.18) to its lowest scoring output of the season (6) and marked just the second time it was held to single digits (lost 13-9 to North Carolina) ... member of the Mids’ defensive unit that held Loyola, the nation’s fifth-ranked offense (13.70 GPG), to its fewest of the season ... one of just three teams to hold the Greyhounds to single digits ... recorded his first collegiate point, feeding defenseman Jules Godino at Boston U., for his first assist ... also grabbed 2 ground balls in the win over the Terriers ... posted a caused turnover and ground ball at No. 15 Lehigh ... produced a pair of ground balls and a caused turnover in the Mids’ Patriot League opener at Bucknell ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ opener against VMI (where he teammed up with Alex Heyward as short stick defensive midfielders ... grabbed 4 ground balls and caused a turnover ... the 5 goals surrendered by the Mids in the opener were the fewest scored by VMI in the series since 2010 when Navy won 16-5 ... it was the fewest goals allowed by Navy since defeating Johns Hopkins 8-2 in the 2012 finale.
More on Trainor: A 2013 graduate of Northport High School in Northport, N.Y., Trainor was two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (3) and lacrosse (4) ... an Honorable Mention Lacrosse All-American as a senior who also earned all-county honors ... led the lacrosse team to the 2013 Super Six Championship with a 15-3 record ... garnered all-county and all-division honors in football his senior year ... member of the football team that took the Big Four Championship behind a 6-2 record ... served as team captain of both the football and lacrosse teams his senior year ... father, John, played football at Elon ... majoring in Economics ... son of John and Maureen Trainor ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.