Hincks in 2017 (Jr.): A first-year starter for the Mids at close defense, turned in 17 ground balls and recorded eight takeaways ... contributed a pair of ground balls against Holy Cross in the Patriot League Quarterfinals ... member of the Mids’ defensive unit that held Army scoreless for the final 18:32 of the contest while the Mids went on a 7-0 run to upset the Black Knights … Navy also held Army without a goal for the first 22 minutes of the game … the six goals by Army tied as the fewest by the Black Knights this season ... caused two Army turnovers in what was his first appearance in the rivalry ... Navy’s defense held Colgate scoreless for nearly 21 minutes between the second and third quarters ... chipped in a pair of ground balls ... after giving up an extra-man goal two minutes into the game at Holy Cross, the Mids’ defense held the Crusaders scoreless for 33 minutes while Navy built an 8-1 lead ... also held them off the board for nearly 20 minutes between the third and fourth quarters ... the Mids held Holy Cross to just eight shots in the first half, including two in the opening quarter ... turned in a career-high tying three ground balls ... part of Navy’s defensive unit that held Lehigh off the board for the first 17-and-a-half minutes to allow the Mids to jump out to a 3-0 lead, a lead it would not relinquish en route to a 14-9 win ... grabbed a career-high tying three ground balls ... member of the Mids’ defense that held Dartmouth to a season-low tying six goals and scoring droughts of 18 (2/3Qtr) and 13 minutes (4Qtr) ... also contributed a caused turnover ... turned in his fifth caused turnover of the season in Navy’s loss at #17 Loyola ... Navy’s defensive unit held Lafayette to just one shot in the fourth quarter and scoreless for the final 15:51 of the game ... part of a defensive effort that held Bucknell scoreless for better than 31 minutes (13:47 2Qtr - 12:34 4Qtr) and enabled the Mids to go on a 5-0 run to lead the Bison 10-4 ... part of a defense that held Boston U. scoreless for 16-plus minutes in the third and fourth quarters, enabling the Mids to go on a 6-0 run and grab a 7-5 lead against the Terriers ... helped the Mids hold Delaware off the scoreboard for two stints of 14-plus minutes, including the first 14:44 ... Navy held the Blue Hens well below their scoring average (15.50, #3 nationally) with just five goals ... individually he recorded a career-best three ground balls and matched his high with two caused turnovers ... recorded the first 2 caused turnovers of his career against #2 Maryland ... made his first career start in the Mids’ opener at Johns Hopkins.
2016 (So.): Served as Matt Rees’ backup at pole before suffering an injury that sidelined him for a number of games ... part of a defensive unit that held Delaware (2.21) to just one goal ... it was the fewest goals scored by a Navy opponent since the Mids defeated Army West Point in the semifinals of the 2007 Patriot League Tournament, 12-1 ... it was also the fewest goals scored by a Delaware team since dropping an 8-1 decision to Fairleigh Dickinson in 1969.
2015 (Fr.): Picked up a ground ball in the Mids’ opener against VMI where he made his first career appearance.
More on Hincks: A 2013 graduate of South River High School in Edgewater, Md., Hincks spent the 2013-14 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a two-sport standout who earned letters in football (2) and lacrosse (4) ... member of the 2012 state championship-winning lacrosse team who posted a 20-0 record ... the 2011 and ‘13 teams were state finalists and region champions ... a two-time all-county and All-State (Md.) lacrosse selection at defense ... garnered all-county and All-State honors in football his senior year ... a finalist for the C. Markland Kelly High School Lacrosse Award which has been awarded for the last 60-plus years to the best high school lacrosse player in the state of Maryland ... member of the National Honor Society ... also considered UMBC and Villanova ... father, Steve Hincks, was a four-year lacrosse letterwinner for the Midshipmen from 1975-78 and garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors as a defenseman his senior year ... Navy played in its first NCAA Championship Game his freshman year and was an NCAA Semifinalist the following three seasons ... his grandfather, Herb Hincks, graduated from the Academy in 1953 and was a member of the basketball team ... sister, Lauren, played lacrosse at Jacksonville ... majoring in Political Science ... son of Steve and Jennifer Hincks.