Saturday marks just the second time Navy will play its Patriot League opener at home.
The Mids lead the series, 7-6, but have dropped three in a row to the Bison.
2008, `09 First-Team All-Patriot League
2009 Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Award
(Presented to Navy's Outstanding Midfielder)
Moran in 2009 (Jr.): The 2009 recipient of the Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Award, honoring Navy's most outstanding midfielder ... A starter on midfield in all 16 games during the season and 31 of the 32 games over the last two years ... Navy's top scorer out of the midfield with 23 points, he was the team's second-leading goal producer with 20 while adding a trio of assists ... finished the 2009 campaign ranked 141st in goals per game, averaging 1.25 ... produced 14 of his 20 goals in the last 10 games, including a hat trick against Johns Hopkins ... punched in five extra-man goals ... led the Mids a year ago in extra-man goals (5) ... played a role in six of the Mids' 15 extra-man goals this season ... scoring five goals and assisting on a sixth (by Evan Sullivan vs. Colgate) ... 10 of his 37 career goals have been scored when a man up ... punced in his 20th goal of the year in Navy's win over Bucknell in the Patriot League Championship ... scored a pair of goals in the Mids' Patriot League Tournament win over Colgate ... turned in his second career hat trick and first of the `09 campaign when he drilled in a team-best three goals in the Mids' loss to Johns Hopkins ... banged in a goal with just four seconds remaining in the third quarter of Navy's 8-4 win against Army in the Star Game ... saw his 10-game goal-scoring streak come to an end in the Mids' win over Maryland ... scored his team-high fifth extra-man goal of the year off an assist by Tim Paul midway through the third quarter against Georgetown ... paced the Mids with two goals and two assists in their loss to Colgate at home ... the four points marked a career high, while it was also the first time he has recorded a pair of helpers ... turned in a pair of goals, including his first game-winner, in the Mids' come-from-behind win over Holy Cross ... recorded a pair of goals in Navy's win at Lehigh ... also pitched in an assist against the Mountain Hawks, his first helper of the season.
2008 (So.): After seeing limited action in just five games during his rookie season, Moran was inserted into the starting lineup helping to comprise one of the youngest midfield units in the country ... a First-Team-All Patriot League selection, he was Navy's third-leading scorer with 19 points on 15 goals and four assists ... in conference action, he scored six goals ... playing on one of the most balanced teams in the country, 21 different players scored goals, while another five posted assists, bringing the total to 26 different players having a role in the Mids' scoring ... Navy was one of just four schools to have 26 or more players produce a point ... scored goals in 10 of the 15 games (missed Ohio State with an injury), including each of the first six games he saw action ... produced a goal or an assist in 12 of the 15 games ... scored multiple goals four times, including his first collegiate hat trick in the Mids' one-goal loss to Georgetown ... scored a pair of goals in wins over Mount St. Mary's, Lehigh and the regular-season contest against Colgate ... responsible for game-winners against Patriot League foes Lehigh and Colgate ... played a part in seven of Navy's 14 extra-man goals, scoring five goals and assisting on two.
2007 (Fr.): Saw action in five games ... made his collegiate debut against North Carolina on March 2, scoring a pair of goals against the Tar Heels on two shots ... got a piece of the action in the Patriot League semifinals where he got off a shot and picked up his lone ground ball of the season ... also took a shot against Canisius.
More on Moran: A 2005 graduate of the Severn School, Moran attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... earned three letters in lacrosse and two as a shooting guard on the basketball team ... named an all-county all-star in lacrosse his senior year ... recipient of the Severn School's best attackman award ... member of the Honor Board, as well as the Key Club ... sister, Shannon, played lacrosse at Fairfield (1998-01), while sister, Kelly, was a lacrosse standout at Mount St. Mary's (1997-00) ... full name is Patrick Nolan Moran ... born April 10, 1987, in Annapolis, Md. ... son of William and Susan Moran ... majoring in Economics ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.