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RJ Wickham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Penn Yan, N.Y.

High School:
Penn Yan Academy

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
GK


06/27/2012

Four Mids Named to Patriot League Men's Lax Academic Honor Roll

Rising junior Erik Hoffstadt stands 35th in his class in academic order of merit.

05/24/2012

Wickham to Play in USILA/Lax World North-South Senior All-Star Game

RJ Wickham is the 148th Naval Academy lacrosse player to compete in the annual senior all-star game.

05/08/2012

Kiernan Named MVP at Men's Lacrosse Awards Banquet

For a second-straight year, Tucker Hull and Sam Jones were named Navy's outstanding offensive players.

04/24/2012

Navy Men's Lacrosse Trio Garners All-Patriot League Honors

Senior RJ Wickham received First-Team All-Patriot League recognition for the second time in his career.

04/23/2012

Kiernan and Wickham Earn Patriot League Recognition

The two anchored a defense that surrendered just two goals to a Hopkins team that was averaging better than 10 goals per game.

05/08/2012

2012 Navy Lacrosse - Banquet

2012 Navy Lacrosse - Banquet

05/03/2012

2012 Navy Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins 2

2012 Navy Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins 2

04/24/2012

2012 Navy Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins

2012 Navy Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins

04/05/2012

2012 Navy Lacrosse - North Carolina

2012 Navy Lacrosse - North Carolina

03/07/2012

2012 Navy Men's Lacrosse - Bucknell

2012 Navy Men's Lacrosse - Bucknell

Wickham in 2011 (Jr.): A starter in every game he has played over the last three years (34 ... 6 in 2009, 15 in 2010, 13 in 2011) ... Navy's leader in ground balls in each of the last two years ... stood second on the team in grounders in 2011 with 44 ... owns 118-career grounders (15 in `09, 60 in `10 and 44 in `11) ... broke into the top 10 on Navy's career saves list following a 10-save effort against Maryland ... with 338 saves, he is 17 stops shy of tying ninth-place Louis Brown, who amassed 355 saves from 1987-90 ... managed just one save in 45 minutes of action against Army where he gave up 10 goals, including six in the third quarter against the Black Knights ... played one of his best games in a Navy jersey in the Mids' 9-8 loss against Georgetown ... turned back 20 Hoya shots on goal, becomming the first Navy keeper to make 20 saves in a game since Seth DiNola made 21 saves against Penn State on April 12, 2003 ... behind a nine-save effort against Colgate , he became just the 12th player in school history to reach the 300-save milestone ... took sole possession of 12th on Navy's career saves list following an 11-save effort against Lafayette ... played 55:30 against Holy Cross where he held the Crusaders to just one goal, while turning away four other shots ... grabbed a pair of ground balls in the game, while also causing a turnover ... along with his 11 saves against Lafayette, he held the Leopards to just six goals ... it was the fewest goals scored by a Navy opponent since last year's Holy Cross game (3-20-10) in which the Crusaders mustered just three goals ... recorded a season-high 14 saves at North Carolina ... also picked up a career-high eight ground balls in the loss ... turned in 11 saves in the Mids' Patriot League opener against Lehigh ... gave up a career-high tying 14 goals to the Mountain Hawks ... he surrendered 14 to Lafayette a year ago in Easton, Pa. ... moved into a tie with Jon Higdon (1999-02) for 14th on Navy's career saves list following a seven-save performance at Loyola.


2010 (So.): On April 14, 2010, he was one of 26 players officially named a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee ... named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year, while picking up First-Team All-Patriot League kudos ... garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors after concluding the year ranked fifth nationally in save percentage (.593) and 11th in goals-against average (8.55) ... he finished his sophomore season with 188 saves, reaching double digits in 10 of the 15 games ... behind his 17-save effort at Maryland, he joined the Mids' single-season top 20 leader board ... following a nine-save effort against Johns Hopkins which earned him his fourth Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week citation, he moved into 13th on the list ... with a combined 14 saves in the Patriot League Tournament, Wickham jumped to sixth on Navy's all-time single-season leader board with 188 ... it's the most saves by a Navy keeper since two-time Kelly Award winner Mickey Jarboe who turned away 215 shots in 1999 ... broke into the program's top 20 career saves leader board against Holy Cross behind a 16-save effort ... he turned back 17 shots against Maryland to become only the 19th player in school history to reach 200 career saves ... with 230-career saves, he stands 18th on the Mids' career leader board ... he is just one shy of tying 17th-place Cliff Eley (1956-57) and is 104 short of entering Navy's top 10 ... opened the 2010 campaign with a solid effort, stopping 12 shots on goal against VMI ... his 19-save performance against Loyola marked the best effort by a Navy keeper since former Navy team captain Seth DiNola turned away 21 shots on goal in a losing effort against Penn State (5-4) on April 12, 2003 ... he was rewarded by being named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week on Feb. 23 ... he recorded his third-straight double-figure save game by turning away 14 shots against fourth-ranked North Carolina ... he received his second Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week honor on March 8 after making a combined 27 saves in wins over Lehigh and Bucknell ... he made a diving save as time expired in the game against Bison, forcing overtime and an eventual Navy win ... he scored his third league honor (3-23) after producing a combined 28 saves against Towson and Holy Cross ... broke into the program's top 20 career saves leader board against Holy Cross behind a 16-save effort ... Navy's leader in ground balls, he scooped up 60 over the course of the season and was tied for 35th in the country with his 4.00 ground balls per game average ... his 60 ground balls are etched in as the 15th-most grounders by a Navy player in a single season.


2009 (Fr.): Made his collegiate debut in the Mids' Patriot League opener at Bucknell ... recorded six saves, while giving up eight goals in the loss ... is the first Navy freshman to start in goal since 1997, when two-time Kelly Award winner Mickey Jarboe started all 12 contests his rookie season for the Mids ... only the four Navy rookie to start all-time in goal ... ranks fourth on Navy's all-time freshmen saves list with 42 ... stopped seven shots at Holy Cross, including six in the second period ... received Patriot League Rookie of the Week recognition for his performances against Mount St. Mary's and Lafayette ... he is the first Navy keeper to garner the weekly award .. he is the first Navy player to pick up the award since Basil Daratsos and Tim Paul in 2007 ... made a career-high 14 saves in leading Navy to a 14-9 win over Lafayette in its Patriot League home opener.


More on Wickham: A 2007 graduate of Penn Yan Academy, Wickham spent the 2007-08 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a three-sport athlete who lettered in lacrosse (4), basketball (3) and football (2) ... led the lacrosse team to section titles in four straight seasons (2004-05-06-07) ... named a High School All-American in lacrosse as a senior ... received first-team all-conference honors twice (2006-07) as a point guard on the basketball team ... guided the hoops team to the 2006 Section 5 crown ... a safety on the football squad, he earned first-team all-league kudos in 2006 and `07 ... father, Mark, was a member of the track & field team at Marist ... majoring in Economics ... ranked in the top 25 percent of his class (1,148) in military order of merit.

04/18/14 Johns Hopkins 7:00 PM
04/22/14 at Lehigh 7:00 PM
04/25/14 vs Patriot League Semifinals TBA
04/27/14 vs Patriot League Championship TBA
05/03/14 at Maryland 1:00 PM