42 William Wallace
Wallace in 2006:
Navy's starting face-off specialist in 15 of the 16 contests during the season ... earned First-Team All-Patriot League recognition after winning 129 of the 225 face-offs in which he took ... finished the season ranked 14th in the country for his .573 face-off win percentage ... named the Most Valuable Player of the First 4 Invitational contest against Bucknell after winning 16 of the 17 face-offs he took ... won nearly 70 percent of the face-offs in the two combined games against Army where he won 26 draws, including 16 of 23 in the Star Game ... won 11 draws against Ohio State and was 10 for 16 at North Carolina ... scored goals for the Mids against Saint Joseph's in the opener and in both Army games ... tacked on an assist in the Mids' 8-5 win over the Black Knights in the Patriot League Championship Game ... also turned in an assist in Navy's 9-7 loss to Georgetown in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... paced the Mids with 87 ground balls, the second-most grounders in a single season by a Navy player ... was ranked ninth in the country in ground balls per game, averaging 5.80 grounders per contest ... grabbed a career-high 12 ground balls in wins over Bucknell and Army (regular season) ... will enter his senior campaign ranked just outside of Navy's all-time ground balls top 10 list, as he is tied with All-American Jamie Slough for 11th with 147 grounders ... stands third on the Mids' all-time face-off wins list with 209, just 49 behind former teammate Chris Dingman.
A member of Navy's second midfield line, who also took face-offs in a backup role ... competed in all 16 contests ... scored eight goals spread out among eight different games ... scored a goal in four of the final five contests ... played a pivotal role in the Mids' NCAA Tournament victory over Delaware in which he scored a goal and added two assists for a career-high three points ... produced 10 points on eight goals and two assists for the year ... picked up 30 ground balls, including 10 in the Mids' triumph over Patriot League foe Lafayette ... in that same contest, he won all 13 of the face-offs in which he took ... claimed wins on 34 of the 56 draws in which he took during the year.
Saw action in 11 games primarily as a face-off specialist ... finished the season winning 63 percent (46 of 73) of his draws ... his 46 wins tied (Jay Hull `96) for 17th on Navy's single-season face-offs win list ... matured by the end of the regular season and was instrumental in the Patriot League Tournament where he subbed in for an injured Chris Pieczonka ... was 24 of 35 (.686) in the league's postseason tournament ... produced his first-collegiate goal and assist in the same game, vs. Holy Cross in a 23-5 Navy win ... grabbed 30 grounders, including a career-high 10 against Colgate in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals ... scooped up nine ground balls in the following game against Hobart ... saw action in one of the four NCAA Tournament contests ... was 1 of 2 in the circle against Penn.
More on Wallace:
A three-sport standout at Cranbrook High School, Wallace earned four letters in lacrosse and hockey and three letters in football ... earned All-America lacrosse recognition as a senior in 2002 ... a three-time all-star, was named honorable mention all-state in 1999 ... led Cranbrook to the 2000 and `01 Michigan State Hockey Championship ... garnered Michigan All-State hockey honors three times and was twice named all-league ... named team MVP while donning the title of 20002 Mr. Hockey in the state of Michigan ... earned honorable mention all-state recognition in hockey following the 2002 campaign ... received all-league honors three times, as well as all-county kudos ... attended The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut during the 2002-03 academic year ... father, John, threw the shot put as a member of the North Carolina track & field team ... full name is William Booth Wallace ... born Nov. 6, 1983, in Troy, Mich. ... son of John and Barbara Wallace ... majoring in History ... has service selected surface warfare.