26 Tommy Wallin
Wallin in 2006:
Started all 12 of the games in which he played ... missed three games after suffering a badly sprained ankle at practice the day before the Colgate game ... missed the Colgate, Lehigh and Holy Cross games ... turned in 10 points on seven goals and three assists, including four goals and two assists in Patriot League action ... scored a pair of goals and added an assist in the Mids' 9-5 victory over Bucknell at the First 4 Invitational in San Diego ... scored a goal against Georgetown in his first game back from injury ... gave Navy a 4-1 lead with his goal midway through the second quarter of the Maryland game ... the Mids ended up winning the game on an Ian Dingman goal with eight seconds remaining in the contest ... scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, while adding an assist in the Mids' 11-10 victory to earn a star against Army ... scored a goal against the Black Knights in the Patriot League Championship game ... scored extra-man goals against Bucknell and Maryland ... picked up 22 ground balls, including four against Johns Hopkins ... took at least one face-off in nine of the 12 games in which he played, including four at Saint Joseph's in the opener and against Johns Hopkins ... ranked 11th on Navy's career face-offs won chart with 64.
Earned the opportunity to play on Navy's second midfield ... played in all 16 contests and replaced Steve Looney in the starting lineup for the Mids' two NCAA Tournament games ... produced 12 points on nine goals and three assists ... turned in his first-career hat trick on Feb. 26 at Ohio State, which also marked his first-collegiate goal ... scored the game winner over Ohio State in Columbus ... also recorded three goals in the Mids' win over league foe Lafayette ... produced his only extra-man goal of the year against Lafayette ... dealt out an assist in the Mids' first-round NCAA Tournament victory over Delaware ... picked up 19 ground balls, including a career-high six at Bucknell ... won 50 percent of the face-offs he took (14 of 28) ... was 3 for 3 at Holy Cross and 6 for 11 at Bucknell.
Finished the season winning 61.6 percent (45 of 73) of the face-offs he took ... a versatile player, used in the draw circle, as a rider and as a midfielder ... produced the 19th-most face-off wins in a Navy single season ... saw the most success against Georgetown where he schooled the nation's top face-off specialist ... won nine of the 10 face-offs he took against the Hoyas ... was also successful against Colgate in Florida where he was 7 of 8 ... picked up 27 ground balls, including a career-high five against Colgate (regular season).
More on Wallin:
A 2002 graduate of Mountain Lakes High School, Wallin attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2002-03 academic year ... a three-year letterwinner in lacrosse, he also earned three letters in football ... guided his high school team to the 2001 and `02 county lacrosse titles ... earned High School All-America recognition as a senior, while being named First-Team All-State (N.J.) ... served as team captain his senior campaign ... High School All-American, while earning New Jersey All-State status in 2001 ... full name is Thomas Russell Wallin ... born Aug. 24, 1983, in Denville, N.J. ... son of Russell and Eileen Wallin ... majoring in Economics ... has service selected the Marine Corp.