51 Zack Schroeder
Schroeder in 2009 (Jr.): One of the most experienced long stick midfielders on the team, he is particularly strong in the transition part of the game ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that finished the 2009 campaign ranked No. 7 (7.69) ... produced seven points on three goals and four assists ... tied for third in the nation among scoring long stick midfielders ... played one of his best games in Navy's victory over Bucknell in the Patriot League Championship ... caused a career-high four turnovers in the win ... also teammed up with Jaren Woeppel to completely shut out Patriot League Rookie of the Year Charlie Streep ... fed Brendan Connors for the Mids' second goal against the Bison following a Tommy Phelan save ... the Mids gave up a whopping 15 goals against Johns Hopkins, the most since the Blue Jays scored 17 against the Mids in 2003 ... grabbed three ground balls and forced a turnover in Navy's win over Army ... following a Maryland turnover, Bruce Nechanicky picked up the ground ball, found Bobby Lennon trailing who then got the ball to Schroeder for the game-tying score late in the second quarter of the win over Maryland ... it's the fifth goal of his career and third this season ... caused a pair of Georgetown turnovers en route to a 10-8 win ... won the faceoff (3:22) and fed wingman Marty Gallagher for his first career goal in the Mids' 10-5 win at Holy Cross ... caused a game-high three turnovers against Lehigh ... grabbed a career-high four ground balls ... scored his second goal of the year off a faceoff win by the Mids, punching in the score against Lafayette ... picked up the ground ball off a faceoff win and ran down the field to score a goal against North Carolina ... he scored his first collegiate goal in the same fashion a year ago against the Tar Heels ... assisted on a pair of goals in the Mids' win over VMI (2-7) in the season opener ... had aided on a goal just one previous game, Navy's NCAA Tournament win against North Carolina a year ago.
2008 (So.): Proved to be one of Navy's top long stick defensive midfielders after seeing limited action as a rooie ... played in all 16 games, including the Mids three postseason contests (2 NCAA games, 1 Patriot League Tournament game) ... helped Navy secure a No. 3 national ranking in fewest goals allowed per game (scoring defense), surrendering 104 goals in 16 games (6.50) ... going into the NCAA quarterfinals, the Mids had been ranked No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks ... the Mids held 10 of their 16 opponents to seven or fewer goals, winning 22 in a row when achieving this feat ... Navy held seven of its foes scoreless in the opening stanza ... Maryland, who owned the nation's seventh-ranked scoring offense, was unable to score against the Mids' defense for the first 41 minutes of the game ... held Lehigh and Holy Cross to a combined 36 shots (back-to-back games) ... held the Mountain Hawks without a shot in the first quarter, while the Crusaders managed just two shots in the opening half ... picked up 25 ground balls, including a career-high three on multiple occasions including the Mids' NCAA Tournament victory over North Carolina ... turned in three points on two goals and an assist ... punched in goals against Army in the annual Star Game, as well as contributing a goal to Navy's 8-7 NCAA Tournament win over the Tar Heels ... aided Nick Mirabito on his goal against Colgate en route to an 8-3 Navy win.
2007 (Fr.): Saw action in four games, including the season opener against Saint Joseph's ... picked up his only ground ball of the year in the opener ... also appeared in the North Carolina (regular season), Canisius and Holy Cross games.
More on Schroeder: A 2005 graduate of St. Anthony's High School, Schroeder attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... earned a pair of letters in lacrosse and football (kicker/punter) ... led St. Anthony's to the 2004 Catholic High School Lacrosse League Championship with a 16-5 record ... football team won back-to-back Catholic League titles in 2003 and `04, posting a 10-1 record in each of those years ... served as team captain of the lacrosse team in his senior year, while also receiving recognition as the unsung hero of the team ... earned All-Catholic League honors as a senior and was named the long pole midfielder of the year in the league ... also earned All-Catholic League kudos as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated from the same high school as teammate Ryan O'Leary ... father, John, played lacrosse at Massachusetts ... brother, Nicholas, was a close defenseman at Limestone College (`07) ... uncle, Michael Wetherell, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1982 ... full name is Zachary Thomas Schroeder ... born April 10, 1987, in Oceanside, N.Y. ... son of John and Lisa Schroeder ... majoring in Economics ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.