27 Sam Jones
Notable / Career Highlights
A starter in each of the 38 games in which Navy has played over the last three seasons.
Has produced a point in 33 of the 38 contests over his career, including goals in 30 games and assists in 25 games.
Has recorded multiple points in 28 of the 38 contests in which he's played, including hat tricks in 10 games.
Stands sixth on Navy's career caused turnovers list with 30 and was tied for fifth on the single-season caused turnovers chart with 17 in 2013.
Became just the 31st player in program history to score 100 points over his career when he punched in a pair of goals and dealt out an assist against Army on April 13 ... of the now 31 players to score 100 points, he is one of 14 who have reached 100 points by his junior year ... classmate and fellow attackman Tucker Hull reached the 100-point milestone in the Mids' loss to Towson on March 12.
Hull and Jones are only the fourth set of classmates in program history to reach 100 points, joining Brendan Schneck (121) and Mike Hannan (101) from the Class of `78, Mike Herger (197) and Brian Keith (134) from the Class of 1990 and Ian Dingman (188) and Billy Looney (103) from the Class of 2007.
Stands 26th on Navy's career scoring list with 102 points ... needs one point to move into a tie for 25th alongside Billy Looney, who amassed 103 points from 2004-07.
One of only seven players (Jeff Long, Mike Herger, Ian Dingman, Paul Basile, Nick Mirabito and James Chambers) in program history to score 30 or more points as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... the other six players accomplished the feat all four years of their careers.
Alongside Tucker Hull, led the team in scoring as a freshman in 2011 (23-15=38) and was second in scoring a year ago (23-24=47).
Among the nation's top freshman point producers in 2011 ... tied for third in points per game (2.92) alongside classmate Tucker Hull ... among all players he was tied for 47th.
Tied for fourth on the Mids' all-time freshman points leader board with 38 ... it's the most points by a Navy rookie since Ian Dingman posted 40 points in 2003.
Jones and Tucker Hull are two of only 11 players at Navy to score 20 or more goals as freshmen ... it's the first rookie tandem to score 20 or more goals in program history.
Opened the 2012 season with a nine-point performance against VMI which featured a career-high five goals ... the nine-point effort marked the most points by a Navy player since Dennis Nealon recorded 12 against Washington College on March 20, 1991.
Jones in 2013 (Jr.): For the third straight year was the recipient of the Coach William H. "Dinty" Moore Award which is presented to Navy's Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... finished the year as Navy's leading scorer with 33 points on 21 goals and 12 assists ... also produced the third-most caused turnovers on the team with 17 ... opened the 2013 campaign with a team-high tying three goals and one assist to top VMI ... in three games against the Keydets he has 12 goals and five assists ... dealt out a pair of assists in Navy's win over Detroit where he also recorded three caused turnovers ... punched in a goal and added an assist in the Mids' game at No. 15 Fairfield ... turned in his second hat trick of the year, posting three goals in Navy's overtime loss at Georgetown ... also scored his first extra-man goal of the year and first since his freshman season ... scored one of only two goals in the Mids' Patriot League-opener against Bucknell ... produced his third hat trick of the season with three goals and an assist in Navy's 12-11 victory over Lafayette ... scored a goal and dealt out two assists in the 8-7 loss to Towson ... turned in a goal and an assist in Navy's 7-5 loss to Holy Cross at Citi Field ... had his 11-game point-scoring streak snapped by Colgate ... had also scored goals in seven straight games heading into the game against the Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium ... going into the game, he was the only player on the roster to score a point in every game this season ... registered his fourth career six-point plus game with a six-point effort at Lehigh ... produced his 10 collegiate hat trick with four goals against the Mountain Hawks and added a pair of assists ... grabbed two ground balls and caused two turnovers ... scored a pair of goals and added an assist in the Mids' loss to No. 1-ranked Maryland ... turned in two goals and an assist against Army to become just the 31st player in school history to reach the 100-point milestone for his career.
2012 (So.): Along with classmate Tucker Hull, was the recipient of the Coach William H. "Dinty" Moore Award which is presented to Navy's Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... a starter in each of the 25 games in which Navy has played over the last two seasons, he was second on the team in scoring with 31 points on 18 goals and 13 assists ... has produced a point in 22 of the 25 contests over the last two seasons, including goals in 20 games and assists in 16 games ... has recorded multiple points in 18 of the 25 contests in which he's played, including hat tricks in six games ... paced the Mids with his sixth-career hat trick, punching in four points on three goals and one assist in the win over No. 6 Johns Hopkins ... put three of his six shots on goal, scoring on all three ... along with long pole Pat Kiernan, led Navy with a goal and an assist against arch rival Army ... scored a goal that sparked a 3-0 run by the Mids and gave Navy a 3-2 lead in the first quarter against 12th-ranked Maryland ... held without a point by No. 7 Lehigh, the nation's top-ranked defense ... garnered Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors on March 26 after producing three goals and two assists in Navy's 12-11 win over 12th-ranked Colgate, including the game-winner with 3.4 seconds left in the game ... scored a goal and dealt out a pair of assists in the Mids' 13-7 win over Holy Cross ... had his nine-game scoring streak, dating back to last year's Georgetown contest, snapped at Towson ... had scored goals in five-straight games, including each of the first four games of the season, but was held without a goal against Lafayette ... he did, however, deal out an assist to keep his point-scoring streak active ... pitched in a pair of goals in Navy's league opener against Bucknell ... turned in a goal and a pair of assists in the Mids' one-goal loss to No. 4 North Carolina ... also picked up four grounders ... contributed a goal in the Mids' 13-7 loss against Jacksonville ... pitched in four ground balls and caused a turnover ... opened the 2012 season with a nine-point performance against VMI, which featured a career-high five goals ... the nine-point effort marked the most points by a Navy player since Dennis Nealon recorded 12 against Washington College on March 20, 1991 ... received Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against VMI.
2011 (Fr.): Along with classmate Tucker Hull, was the recipient of the Coach William H. "Dinty" Moore Award which is presented to Navy's Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... among the nation's top freshman point producers ... tied for fourth in points per game (2.92) alongside Hull ... among all players he was tied for 43rd ... along with Hull, led Navy in scoring with 38 points ... also tied for No. 1 in goals scored (23) and second in assists (15) ... additionally, he led the Mids in scoring in Patriot League play with 20 points on 10 goals and 10 assists ... named to the 2011 Inside Lacrosse All-Freshman First Team, while Hull was named to the second team ... scored a goal in 11 of the 13 games in his rookie campaign, including multiple goals in seven contests ... also turned in assists in nine games ... member of the Mids' extra-man squad that scored goals on 19 of its 55 attempts (.345) and was ranked 22nd nationally ... targeted four man-up goals and assisted on three others ... tied for fourth on the Mids' all-time freshman points leader board with 38 after breaking into the Mids' leader board with his goal against Maryland ... it's the most points by a Navy rookie since Ian Dingman posted 40 points, the third most by a rookie in school history, in 2003 ... tied for seventh on the Mids' all-time freshman assists list with 15 ... one of four players under Richie Meade's watch that are among the top-10 list ... finished the year tied for sixth on Navy's all-time freshman goals top 10 list with 23 ... it's the most goals by a Navy rookie since Nick Mirabito scored 27 in 2005 ... broke into the top 10 list with his goal at Holy Cross ... in the same game, he joined the assists record book ... with both Jones and Hull scoring 23 goals, it became the first rookie tandem to score 20 or more goals in program history ... one of just six freshmen during Richie Meade's 17-year coaching career at Navy who has scored four goals in a game and one of only two (Ian Dingman, 2003) who has scored four goals twice as a rookie ... no two freshmen have scored four goals in the same season until this season (Tucker Hull, 4 goals at Bucknell) ... scored a goal and fed classmate Harrison Chaires on an extra-man goal in the Mids' final game of the year against Johns Hopkins ... dealt out a career-high tying three assists in his first appearance in the Army-Navy game ... also scooped up five ground balls ... punched in a pair of goals and added an assist in the Mids' one-goal loss to Georgetown ... had his eight-game goal-scoring streak snapped by Colgate where he was held to just one shot and it came in the last two minutes of the contest ... turned in an assist to go along with his goal in Navy's 8-3 win over Holy Cross ... scored one of just three even-strength goals for the Mids in a game that featured five extra-man strikes ... scored a pair of goals against Towson on two shots, including an extra-man tally with 52 seconds left in the opening half ... paced the Mids with a career-high six-point effort against Lafayette, scoring three goals to go along with his career-high three assists ... also picked up a career-best six ground balls ... turned in a four-point performance (2G, 2A) against Bucknell in the Mids' double-overtime loss ... scored a career-high tying four goals and added an assist for a career-best five-point output in Navy's Patriot League opener against Lehigh ... produced a pair of assists to go along with his two goals in Navy's two-goal loss to North Carolina ... named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Feb. 21 following his five-goal, one-assist efforts against VMI and Loyola ... one of just six Navy freshmen all-time to receive the honor, joining Billy Looney in 2004, Nick Mirabito in 2005, Basil Daratsos and Tim Paul in 2007, and RJ Wickham in 2009 ... scored a goal and dealt out an assist in the Mids' one-goal heartbreaker at Loyola ... opened his Navy career by scoring four goals against VMI, the best goal-output by a Navy freshman since Basil Daratsos scored four goals against Colgate on March 21, 2007 ... was responsible for one of Navy's man-up strikes against the Keydets.
More on Jones: A 2009 graduate of Severna Park High School, Jones attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2009-10 academic year ... a three-sport athlete who earned letters in lacrosse (3), football (2) and basketball (1) ... a two-time (2008, `09) first-team all-county and Honorable Mention All-Met selection in lacrosse ... also a First-Team All-Examiner pick as a junior and senior ... guided Severna Park to the state, county and region titles in 2007 with an 18-2 record ... in 2008, the lacrosse team was crowned the county champion with a 16-3 mark ... served as the team captain of both the lacrosse and football teams his senior year ... received second-team all-county honors in 2008 ... that same season, he set the school's single-game passing record ... was the co-recipient, along with Paul Zimmerman, of the first annual NAPS Lacrosse Captain Brandon "Bull" Barrett award for outstanding hard work, dedication to the team and inspiring leadership on and off the lacrosse field ... teammate of current Navy lacrosse member Sean Price, who is also a senior at the Academy ... both his father, David, (`82) and grandfather, Jack, (`55) are not only graduates of the Naval Academy, but also played lacrosse ... David, who was the co-captain of the 1982 Navy lacrosse team, was a three-year letterwinner for Dick Szlasa's Mids ... he was a member of teams that made three trips to the NCAA Tournament, including the 1981 tourney in which Navy was a semifinalist ... Jack was a two-time All-American goalkeeper under the legendary Dinty Moore, who was the 1954 recipient of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Award, which is presented to the nation's top goalkeeper ... Jack, Class of `55, also led the Midshipmen to the USILA National Championship in 1954 ... brother, Davey, played lacrosse at Eastern University in 2010 ... son of Lt. Col. David Jones, USMC (ret.) and the late Connie Jones ... majoring in International Relations.