21 Joe McAuliffe
McAuliffe in 2009 (Jr.): Among Navy's talented corps of short stick defensive midfielders who saw extensive action ... the Mids ended the year ranked No. 7 in the country in scoring defense (7.69) ... the Mids' defense held Army to a season-low four goals en route to a 8-4 win in the Star Game ... Navy held Maryland to a season-low four goals en route to a 10-4 upset win ... it was the largest margin of victory by the Mids in the series since 1992.
2008 (So.): Saw action in 10 games, including Navy's Patriot League Tournament contest against Colgate ... helped Navy secure a No. 3 national ranking in fewest goals allowed per game (scoring defense), surrendering 104 goals in 16 games (6.50) ... going into the NCAA quarterfinals, the Mids had been ranked No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks ... the Mids held 10 of their 16 opponents to seven or fewer goals, winning 22 in a row when achieving this feat ... fired off two shots, one each against VMI in th eopener and against league foe Lehigh.
2007 (Fr.): Emerged as one of Navy's top defensive midfielders in its riding game ... played in all 15 games, including all six of Navy's Patriot League contests ... turned in his first collegiate when he scored in transition against Holy Cross ... also scooped up his lone ground ball of the season in that game.
More on McAuliffe: A 2005 graduate of St. Edwards High School, McAuliffe attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... lettered four years in lacrosse and was a three-time letterwinner playing tailback for the football team ... earned first-team all-league recognition his final three seasons as a midfielder on the lacrosse team ... gained honorable mention all-league kudos as a freshman ... garnered honorable mention all-league football recognition his senior year ... member of the surf club ... full name is Joseph James McAuliffe ... born Sept. 22, 1986, in Stuart, Fla. ... son of Joe and Kim McAuliffe ... majoring in International Relations ... has service selected Navy Pilot