Saturday marks just the second time Navy will play its Patriot League opener at home.
Navy is looking to snap a five-game skid against No. 8 Maryland
The Mids have beaten the Blue Jays in each of the last two games played in Annapolis.
Navy owns a 57-32-3 series advantage, however the Black Knights have won five in a row.
Each of the last three games between Navy and Loyola have been decided by one goal.
Visgauss in 2007: Shared time with teammate William Wallace at the face-off "x" ... won 50.5 percent (53-105) of his draws overall and 50.0 percent (19-38) in Patriot League play ... found success in Navy's regular-season win over North Carolina where he won 12 of the 16 draws he took ... won six of seven face-offs in the double OT loss to Maryland ... was four for four in Navy's win over Bucknell in a game that featured the Mids winning all 12 draws that afternoon ... picked up 35 ground balls, including a career-high tying six against North Carolina (regular season) and Maryland.
2006: A regular in Navy's rotation of defensive midfielders, Visgauss played in 14 of the 15 games ... turned in his first-collegiate assist in the Mids' 11-6 win over Lafayette where he fed Ian Dingman to give Navy a 3-0 lead in the opening quarter ... picked up seven ground balls, including a personal-best three against Patriot League opponent Holy Cross.
2005: Played in 13 of the 16 contests, including the Mids' first-round NCAA Tournament battle against Delaware ... wore a Navy uniform for the first time on Feb. 19 in the season opener against Providence ... scored his first-collegiate goal in the Mids' 9-6 win over nationally-ranked North Carolina ... scooped up four ground balls, including a pair against Lafayette ... primarily used as a rider.
More on Visgauss: A 2003 graduate of St. Anthony's High School, Visgauss attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2003-04 academic year ... he earned a pair of letters in lacrosse and football at St. Anthony's, while garnering all-county recognition his senior campaign ... led the lacrosse team to the 2003 CHSAA Championship with a 19-1 record ... member of the 2002 and `03 football teams which claimed the CHSAA Championship with 11-1 and 12-0 records, respectively ... hails from the same high school that produced All-America defenseman Chad Donnelly (`00) ... high school teammate of Navy lacrosse player Roger Wieland, as well as Jake Brosnan and Michael Beggins ... full name is Mikelis Joseph Visgauss ... born April 28, 1984, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. ... son of Mike and Helen Visgauss ... majoring in Economics ... has service selected Marine Corps ground.