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.
Looney in 2006:
Named a Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-Patriot League midfielder, as he produced 18 goals and added four assists ...has started all 49 games in his career, and has produced either a goal or an assist in 38 of those contests ... led Navy with 12 goals in league play ... scored a goal or produced an assist in every game except four ... scored multiple goals in five games, including the Star Game against Army in which he found the back of the net four times ... scored all three of the Mids' goals in their 6-3 loss at Colgate ... scored the game-winner in the Mids' 9-5 victory over Bucknell ... finished the game with a pair of goals, both extra-man strikes, and an assist ... score two goals each against Ohio State and the regular-season matchup against Lehigh ... scored an extra-man goal against Georgetown in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... scooped up 15 grounders, including a season-best three against Lehigh during the regular season ... paced Navy with 109 shots, the seventh most in program history.
Earned Third-Team All-America honors after scoring 26 points on 22 goals and four assists ... ended the season on a six-game goal-scoring streak which featured three goals against Army in the Star Game and three goals against Virginia in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament ... scored two or more goals in four of the final six games ... produced a career-high four goals in the Mids' 8-5 win over Holy Cross on Easter ... recorded a goal or an assist in every game except two -- vs. North Carolina, Maryland ... alongside rookie attack Nick Mirabito, led Navy with 12 goals in Patriot League action ... garnered First-Team All-Patriot League accolades ... scored a pair of game-winning goals vs. Lafayette, Holy Cross ... four of his 22 goals were scored on man-advantage opportunities, including two at Holy Cross ... scored a spectacular man-down goal in Navy's 10-6 win over Lehigh in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament ... picked up 16 grounders, including a career-high three against Bucknell and Colgate ... led the team in shots with 100, which are the 17th-most shots in school history.
Named the Patriot League Freshman of the Year after recording 13 goals and eight assists as a member of Navy's first midfield ... scored his 13 goals in 13 games, including goals against Cornell, Princeton and Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament ... posted eight assists in seven games, recording his lone multi-assist game against Johns Hopkins ... named the Patriot League Freshman of the Week on April 26 after tallying a goal and a pair of goals in Navy's overtime loss against the Blue Jays ... scored his lone extra-man goal in the season opener at Lafayette ... produced a goal and an assist in Navy's 8-7 victory over Princeton in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament ... recorded eight points on five goals and three assists in conference action ... scored a goal in five of the seven league contests (Army and Holy Cross he was scoreless) ... grabbed 13 ground balls.
More on Looney:
Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at DeMatha Catholic High School, while earning three letters in football as a wide receiver and safety ... guided DeMatha to four-straight WCAC Lacrosse Championships, while leading the football team to back-to-back (2000, `01) WCAC and Maryland State Championships (combined 23-1 record) ... a three-time all-state selection who also earned all-conference and all-met honors three times ... US Lacrosse High School All-American who was a member of the Bay State Team ... two-time all-conference, all-county, all-state and all-met selection in football ... also named defensive MVP ... member of the Big Brother's Association ... oldest brother, Brendan, played lacrosse for the Midshipmen and graduated in 2004 ... brother, Steve, was a two-time All-American midfielder for the Navy lacrosse team and is a member of the Class of `06 ... sister, Bridget, who is a junior at Syracuse, is a starting defender for the Orange women's lacrosse team ... full name is William Patrick Looney ... born May 25, 1984, in Silver Spring, Md. ... son of Kevin and Maureen Looney ... majoring in American Politics and Law ... has service selected the supply corp.