March 8, 2013
Meet the Mids Flyer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Naval Academy Athletic Association will hold its annual "Meet the Mids" event following Saturday's Navy vs. Lafayette men's lacrosse tilt slated for 12:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Midshipmen will be available for autographs on the Blue Concourse, with the first 300 kids in line for the postgame autograph session receiving a "Meet the Mids" t-shirt, compliments of Annapolis area Chick-fil-A and Papa Johns. In addition, Navy's 2013 men's lacrosse poster and an autograph card featuring the team photo will be available, along with prizes which will be handed out throughout the autograph session.
The Midshipmen own a 2-3 record and enter Saturday's contest riding a three-game home winning streak dating back to last year's 8-2 win over nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins. Annapolis native and Severna Park High School product Sam Jones, along with classmate Tucker Hull are atop the scoring leader board for the Mids. Jones owns 12 points on a team-high eight goals and four assists, while Hull has posted 12 points on six goals and a team-high six assists. Hull heads into the weekend needing just three points to become only the 30th player in program history to reach the 100-point milestone and the first since 2011. Meanwhile, senior team captain Nolan Hickey has been sensational between the pipes for the Mids. He is ranked 11th nationally in save percentage (59.4) and 21st in saves per game (12.0). Additionally, Navy is ranked No. 1 nationally in caused turnovers (11.84) and man-down defense, giving up just two goals on 24 attempts (91.7).
Navy owns a 13-1 all-time record against Lafayette, who owns a 2-4 record under first-year head coach Jim Rogalski.
Tickets ($10 adults, $5 students) may be purchased in advance at the Navy Ticket Office, via the internet at www.NavySports.com or at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on game day. Fans unable to attend Saturday's contest can tune in to 1430/99.9 WNAV to hear Pete Medhurst and Joe Miller call the action. Additionally, fans can watch the contest via the internet on the Mids' web site at www.NavySports.com and click onto the Navy All-Access feature (subscription).
### Go Navy ###