Navy has won 14 consecutive season openers, including nine in a row at home.
Junior Jules Godino owns a 3.50 grade-point average in physics.
The Midshipmen scored four of the final five goals of the game to improve to 3-1 in Patriot League play.
ALERT: This game will now be streamed live.
Saturday marks just the second time Navy will play its Patriot League opener at home.
2016 Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax
2016 Navy-Air Force MLax
2015 Navy vs. Army MLax
2015 Navy vs. Lehigh MLax
2015 Navy vs. Johns Hopkins MLax
• 2014 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
Godino in 2016 (Sr.): Enters his senior year tied for 11th on Navy’s all-time caused turnovers list with 22 and trails 10th-place John Trainor (2013-) by 3.
2015 (Jr.): 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 ... finished tied for 15th on Navy’s single-season top 20 caused turnovers list with 13 ... 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 ... turned in 2 takeaways and grabbed 3 ground balls against Army West Point ... 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 ... while 4 goals against Providence marked its season low, it was the fewest goals Boston U. has scored against a Patriot League team this season ... forced a turnover and picked up a ground ball against BU ... scored his second career goal and first of the season in the Mids’ win over Lehigh ... sparked by a caused turnover by John Trainor in the defensive box, Godino caught the outlet pass at mid-field and ran it in ... also grabbed a ground ball and caused a turnover ... caused 2 turnovers and picked up a ground ball at Lafayette ... grabbed a pair of ground balls and was responsible for 1 of the 2 caused turnovers in the win over #19 Holy Cross ... registered 3 ground balls and 1 caused turnover in the Mids’ league opener against Bucknell ... paced the Mids with 4 ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers against #8 Maryland ... made the start on close defense against VMI in the opener, causing 1 turnover.
2014 (So.): 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) ... replaced Chris Fennell in the starting lineup at close defense after Fennell suffered a season-ending broken leg in the third quarter of the Loyola contest in early April ... 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) ... caused a personal-high tying two turnovers against the Blue Jays and grabbed a pair of ground balls ... 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 this season to hold the Greyhounds to single digits ... punched in his first collegiate goal in Navy’s road win against Boston U. ... it also marked his first career shot ... also grabbed a ground ball and caused a turnover ... part of a defensive effort that helped lead the Mids to an 11-3 win over Lafayette … it was the fewest goals surrendered by Navy since its 8-2 win over sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins on April 21,2012 … meanwhile, it was the fewest goals Lafayette has scored since dropping a 10-3 decision to Army on March 24, 2012 ... sat out the first three games recovering from an an injury ... made his season debut in the second half of the Holy Cross game where he picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover.
2013 (Fr.): Saw action in 12 of the 13 contests as a member of close defense ... made his first collegiate appearance in Navy’s opener vs. VMI where he earned the start alongside seniors Austin Miller and Jay Christopher ... Navy’s first freshman close defenseman to start a game since Matt Vernam in 2009 ... is Navy’s first freshman close defenseman to start a season-opener since Chris Stebbings in 2000 ... part of a Navy defensive unit that finished the year ranked 32nd in the country, surrendering 10.23 goals per game ... 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 ... Navy’s defense gave up 1 goal in the first half of its 20-7 win over VMI (2-9) and 3 goals in the first 3 quarters in an 11-7 victory over Detroit ... part of a Navy defensive unit that kept Georgetown scoreless for 28 minutes (14:53 in 1st - 1:38 in 2nd) while building a 4-1 lead ... held Towson scoreless for the first 19:38 of the game before succumbing, 8-7 ... grabbed a career-high three ground balls against Colgate and caused a turnover.
More on Godino: A 2011 graduate of Summit High School in Summit, N.J., Godino spent the 2011-12 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a four-year lacrosse letterwinner who garnered All-America honors as a senior ... led Summit HS to the Group II State Championship his senior year and Tournament of Champions of New Jersey his freshman and sophomore seasons ... served as team captain his senior year ... brother, Marcel, is a 2014 graduate of Manhattan where he was a member of the lacrosse team ... son of the late Anthony Godino and Adele Godino ... majoring in Physics, he owns a 3.37 grade-point average ... has twice appeared on the Commandan’t List, including the fall of his junior year when he was also named to the Dean’s List ... stands 363rd among his class (1,107) in Academic Order of Merit ... a 2014 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member, he was also named to the 2015 Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team ... his service assignment is Submarines (Nuclear).