The Mids and Orange last met in the 2004 National Championship Game.
The Mids have won three consecutive Star Games against the Black Knights.
Both Navy (3-0) and Loyola (2-0) enter Saturday's contest undefeated in Patriot League play this season.
The Quakers defeated the Mids, 11-9, in last year's game in Philly.
The last time the two programs met was in the opening round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
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Keena in 2015 (Jr.): Recipient of the Coach William H. “Dinty” Moore Award, presented to Navy’s Outstanding Offensive Player ... Navy’s top scorer with 36 points on 14 goals and a team-best 22 assists ... the team’s second-leading scorer in Patriot League play with 20 points on 8 goals and 12 assists ... accounted for 22 of Navy’s 71 assists (31.0) and is the first Navy player to deal out 20 or more assists since Tucker Hull recorded 24 in 2012 ... he was 36th in the country in assists per game (1.57) ... scored his lone goal against Air Force with one second remaining in the third quarter ... picked up a career-best 3 ground balls, but had 4 turnovers ... scored an extra-man goal against Army West Point in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals, while also dealing out his 22nd assist of the year ... scored his 50th collegiate point by punching in back-to-back unassisted goals to give the Mids a 9-6 advantage in what would be a 10-7 victory by Navy over Army West Point ... had his 8-game point scoring streak snapped by #20 Loyola. He had dealt out assists in each of the previous 8 contests. The Greyhounds held him without a shot ... punched in a pair of goals and dealt out an assist in the Mids’ win over Boston U. ... scored a pair of goals and handed out 3 assists in Navy’s win over Lehigh ... scored Navy’s lone extra-man goal in the game off an assist from Casey Rees ... provided the assist on Kevin Wendel’s goal in the fourth quarter in what would be the game-winner ... along with classmate T.J. Hanzsche, paced the Mids in their win over Lafayette with 5 points ... turned in a career-high tying 2 goals and added 3 assists ... led the Mids with 3 points on 2 goals and 1 assist against #17 Johns Hopkins ... it was just the second time in his career that he has scored multiple goals (VMI 2015) ... also scored his fifth career extra-man goal and the first of the season ... provided the assist on Dave Little’s game-winning goal against #19 Holy Cross ... dealt out a pair of assists in Navy’s league opener against Bucknell ... made his first career start in the Mids’ opener against VMI where he produced a career-best 9 points on 2 goals and 7 assists ... the 9 points are tied as the ninth most in program history, while the 7 assists are tied as the eighth most in Navy history ... it’s the most assists by a Navy player since Jon Birsner dealt out 8 against Colgate on March 19, 2005.
2014 (So.): Saw action in all 14 games where he produced 10 points on 2 goals and 8 assists ... dealt out an assist to T.J. Hanzsche in the Mids’ one-goal loss against #6 Johns Hopkins ... had his 4-game point-scoring streak that included assists in each of his previously played four contests snapped against Colgate ... dealt out an assist to T.J. Hanzsche in the Mids’ loss at Towson, as well as at No. 15 Lehigh ... had a career game against Holy Cross where he registered a personal-best 4 points on 1 goal and a career-high 3 assists ... one of 11 different players to score goals against VMI in the opener, he scored a goal and dealt out an assist ... it was just his second career multiple point contest of his career.
2013 (Fr.): Played in 12 of the 13 games as a rookie where he produced seven points on three goals and four assists ... made his first collegiate appearance in Navy’s opener vs. VMI ... scored an extra-man goal and dealt out a pair of passes against the Keydets ... responsible for three of Navy’s nine extra-man goals this season, notching his second in the win over Detroit ... fed Tyler Nechanicky on one of the Mids’ two extra-man goals at Georgetown ... pumped in his third goal of the season and first since the second game of the season with an extra-man strike against Colgate at the Face-Off Classic ... dealt out his third assist of the year in what marked his first appearance in the annual Star Game against Army.
More on Keena: A 2011 graduate of the Landon School in Bethesda, Md., Keena spent the 2011-12 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a two-sport standout, he earned letters in lacrosse (4) and football (3) ... graduated as Landon School’s all-time leading scorer with 219 points ... garnered Under Armour All-America honors his senior year ... scored 21 goals and added 39 assists in leading Landon to a 19-3 mark his senior year ... a two-time First-Team All-Gazette and two-time All-Met selection, who earned first-team honors as a senior … named Landon’s offensive MVP as a sophomore and junior and team MVP as a senior ... helped guide Landon to three IAC titles ... was the recipient of the Jim Hanker Award as a member of the football team ... son of Tim and Maureen Keena ... majoring in History ... his service assignment is Special Warfare.