Eleven different players accounted for the Mids' 18 goals in what was their 13th straight win in a season opener.
The Midshipmen have won 12 straight season openers.
This year's Patriot League Tournament will be extended to six teams.
Menezes in 2014 (So.): Played in seven contests ... changed from long stick midfield to a short stick midway through the season ... did not see action after making the move ... 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 ... the 5 goals surrendered by the Mids in the opener were the fewest scored by VMI in the series since 2010 when Navy won 16-5 ... it was the fewest goals allowed by Navy since defeating Johns Hopkins 8-2 in the 2012 finale ... won 3 of the 4 faceoffs he took against the Keydets.
2013 (Fr.): Made appearances in four games, including his collegiate debut in Navy's opener vs. VMI ... saw action in back-to-back games on faceoffs - was 2 for 3 against Lafayette and 1 for 2 against Towson.
More on Menezes: A 2011 graduate of Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson, N.Y., Menezes spent the 2011-12 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a four-year lacrosse letterwinner, who garnered all-league honors as a junior ... member of the Comsewogue lacrosse teams that reached the playoffs all four years of his high school career ... son of Daniel and Caroline Menezes ... majoring in Oceanography.