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Navy vs. Lehigh MLax - 3.25.17

Navy vs. Lehigh MLax - 3.25.17


Navy-Maryland MLax 2.11.17

Navy-Maryland MLax 2.11.17


Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax 2.7.17

Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax 2.7.17


2016 Navy-Army MLax PL Tourney

2016 Navy-Army MLax PL Tourney


2016 Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax

2016 Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax

Strack in 2017 (Jr.): A first-year starter for the Mids at close defense, turned in 19 ground balls and recorded three takeaways ... member of the Mids’ defensive unit that held Army scoreless for the final 18:32 of the contest while the Mids went on a 7-0 run to upset the Black Knights … Navy also held Army without a goal for the first 22 minutes of the game … the six goals by Army tied as the fewest by the Black Knights this season ... Navy’s defense held Colgate scoreless for nearly 21 minutes between the second and third quarters ... chipped in a caused turnover and a ground ball ... after giving up an extra-man goal two minutes into the game at Holy Cross, the Mids’ defense held the Crusaders scoreless for 33 minutes while Navy built an 8-1 lead ... also held them off the board for nearly 20 minutes between the third and fourth quarters ... the Mids held Holy Cross to just eight shots in the first half, including two in the opening quarter ... also grabbed three ground balls ... part of Navy’s defensive unit that held Lehigh off the board for the first 17-and-a-half minutes to allow the Mids to jump out to a 3-0 lead, a lead it would not relinquish  en route to a 14-9 win ... member of the Mids’ defense that held Dartmouth to a season-low tying six goals and scoring droughts of 18 (2/3Qtr) and 13 minutes (4Qtr) ... grabbed three ground balls ... picked up a career-high four ground balls at #17 Loyola ... Navy’s defensive unit held Lafayette to just 1 shot in the fourth quarter and scoreless for the final 15:51 of the game ... picked up three ground balls and caused a turnover ... part of a defensive effort that held Bucknell scoreless for better than 31 minutes (13:47 2Qtr - 12:34 4Qtr) and enabled the Mids to go on a 5-0 run to lead the Bison 10-4 ... part of a defense that held Boston U. scoreless for 16-plus minutes in the third and fourth quarters, enabling the Mids to go on a 6-0 run and grab a 7-5 lead against the Terriers ... recorded his first career point with an assist on a breakaway that led to a Colin Flounlacker goal against Boston U. ... helped the Mids hold Delaware off the scoreboard for two stints of 14-plus minutes, including the first 14:44 ... Navy held the Blue Hens well below their scoring average (15.50, #3 nationally) with just five goals ... individually he recorded his first caused turnover of the season.

2016 (So.): Found his role primarily playing on man-down defense ... recorded a ground ball and caused a turnover in the Mids’ win over Sacred Heart ... earned his first career start in the Mids’ contest against #5 Johns Hopkins.

2015 (Fr.): Saw action in four contests ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ opener against VMI where he picked up 3 ground balls and caused a turnover.

More on Strack: A 2013 graduate of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington Station, N.Y., Strack attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2013-14 academic year ... a letterwinner in football (2) and lacrosse(20, while also playing basketball ... served as team captain his senior year ... played in the 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Start Lacrosse Tournament ... named St. Anthony’s Most Athletic his senior year ... majoring in Political Science ... son of Harry and Veronica Strack.

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