18 Tommy Phelan
Phelan in 2008 (Jr.): After spending two seasons awaiting his chance to play, Phelan made his collegiate debut in the Mids' 12-5 win over Mount St. Mary's, playing the final minutes of the contest ... saw limited action in Navy's wins over league foes Lehigh and Holy Cross before he was called upon in the Bucknell game to replace an injured Matt Coughlin ... earned his first of five consecutive starts on March 23, anchoring a Navy defense that surrendered just three goals in a five-goal victory by the Mids over Colgate ... played perhaps his best career game against the Raiders and earned Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week kudos after stopping a career-high 13 shots ... followed up with another 13-save effort in the Mids' one-goal loss to rival Georgetown at home ... was stout in goal in leading the Mids to a 5-4 win over Maryland in College Park ... made 11 saves in the game, his third-consecutive double-digit save performance ... also made starting appearances against Army and Johns Hopkins before surrendering the starting position to Coughlin in the Patriot League Tournament ... was again given the starting nod in Navy's NCAA Tournament contests against North Carolina and Johns Hopkins ... stepped up to make 12 saves in the Mids' opening-round NCAA Tournament victory against the Tar Heels ... by year's end, appeared in 11 of the 16 games, starting in seven ... produced a 7.52 goals-against average, giving up 56 goals in 447 minutes of play ... turned in a 54.8 save percentage, warding off 68 of the 124 shots on goal he faced ... owned a 4.40 GAA in games the Mids won and a 10.50 GAA in games they lost ... also showed an improved GAA in games played on the road (5.80) vs. at home (9.90).
2007 (So.): Did not see any varsity action as Navy's third-string goalkeeper ... was sidelined for the better portion of the second half of the season with an ankle injury.
2006 (Fr.): Did not see any varsity action ... gained experience in the system as a scout team player, who also saw time in JV games.
More on Phelan: A 2005 graduate of Loyola Blakefield High School where he lettered twice in lacrosse ... earned third-team all-county recognition his senior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... Latin and German Club officer ... member of the Irish Club ... Student Government member ... high school teammate of Bobby and Joe Lennon, who play for the Mids, along with Navy junior attackman Tim Paul ... was in the same graduation class as Bobby Lennon and Paul ... full name is Thomas Kevin Phelan Jr. ... born May 8, 1987, in Baltimore, Md. ... son of Thomas and Dale Phelan ... majoring in International Relations ... has appeared on both the Commandant's and Dean's Lists ... has service selected naval flight officer.