Midshipmen to open 25th season of Patriot League play.
Greenspan, Halverson, Paisant and Steckroth are honored.
Navy finished with an overall record of 288-164-10 (.634)
Press release courtesy of ColoradoRapids.com
Greenspan received NAAA Sword for Men
The Navy men's soccer team defeated Lafayette 4-2 behind three goals from Joseph Greenspan and one from Derek Vogel.
Photos of Navy's 1-0 win over Army at Army-Navy Cup III at PPL Park.
Photos of Navy's 1-1 draw at Lehigh on October 29.
Photo gallery from the Navy-George Washington men's soccer game on Sept. 16, 2014.
Photo gallery of Navy's 3-0 win over VCU in the NCAA First Round on Nov. 21, 2013.
Photo gallery of Navy's 2-0 win over Holy Cross in the 2013 Patriot League Championship.
2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014 NSCAA All-America First Team
2014 College Soccer News All-America First Team
2014 TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team
2014 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
2014 NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team
2014 ECAC All-Star First Team
2014 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
2014 All-Patriot League First Team
2014 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20)
2014 CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week (Oct. 13)
2014 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 6)
2014 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
2014 TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI First Team
2014 College Soccer News Preseason All-America First Team
2014 Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
2014 Preseason All-Patriot League Team
2013 NSCAA All-America Third Team
2013 College Soccer News All-America Third Team
2013 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team
2013 ECAC All-Star First Team
2013 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
2013 All-Patriot League First Team
2013 Patriot League All-Tournament Team
2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week (Nov. 12)
2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (Nov. 12)
2013 CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week (Nov. 12)
2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (Oct. 15 )
2013 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23)
2013 Hampton Inn BWI Classic All-Tournament Team
2012 Soccer America National Team of the Week (Sept. 26)
2012 ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 26)
2012 CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week (Sept. 24)
2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24)
2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Oct. 31)
2014 - SENIOR: Drafted by the Colorado Rapids in the second round (#26 pick overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft ... Named to the NSCAA All-America First Team ... also named to the College Soccer News All-America First Team and the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team ... named a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist ... selected to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team and the ECAC All-Star First Team ... tabbed as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season ... named to the All-Patriot League First Team ... two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and also named to the CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week ... earned a number of preseason accolades heading into the 2014 season, including being named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI First Team, College Soccer News Preseason All-America First Team, Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and the Preseason All-Patriot League Team ... Greenspan helped Navy post nine shutouts with a 0.65 goals-against average ... he also scored four points on one goal and two assists ... in 2014, Greenspan became Navy's all-time leader in career games played with 78 ... Greenspan finished his four-year career at Navy with 78 games played, 75 games started, 42 points, 18 goals, six assists and 6,627 minutes played ... he played over 1,900 minute in each of his last two seasons.
2013 - JUNIOR: Named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team and named to the College Soccer News All-America Third Team ... named to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team ... named to the ECAC All-Star First Team ... 2013 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Patriot League First Team ... Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... tied for second on the team with 14 points while playing as a center back ... had seven goals, with three coming on penalty kicks ... saw action in all 22 games and made 20 starts ... ranked second on the team with 1,972 minutes played ... starter on a defensive backline that ranked 15th in nation in goals-against average (0.70) and posted a school record 11 shutouts ... Greenspan scored the game-winning golden goal in double overtime in Navy's 1-0 win over Army in the Star Game on Nov. 8 ... Greenspan also helped Navy post the shutout against their rivals and the win allowed Navy to finish the Patriot League Regular Season at 9-0-0 ... for his efforts against Army, Greenspan was named the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week ... he was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week and the College Soccer News National Team of the Week ... Greenspan scored Navy's game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over American on Oct. 9 and scored on a penalty kick in Navy's 3-0 win over Colgate on Oct. 12 ... Greenspan also helped shutout both American and Colgate with his play on the backline and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week on Oct. 15 ... Greenspan was also named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 23 following a 3-0 win at George Washington during which he scored off a header ... scored his first goal of the season on a penalty kick against St. Francis Brooklyn (Sept. 5) ... scored on a penalty kick in the 48th minute of Navy's 3-1 win over NJIT on Oct. 22 ... scored an insurance goal in the second half in Navy's 2-0 win over Holy Cross on Nov. 17 in the Patriot League Championship ... played 90 or more minutes in 19 contests ... played every minute of every game during an 18-game stretch ... ranked 56th in Top Drawer Soccer's year-end Top 100 player ranking for 2013.
2012 - SOPHOMORE: Greenspan had an outstanding sophomore season, leading the team in scoring with 16 points (6 g, 4 a) ... the 16 points were the second most for a Navy player since 2000 behind McKenzie Plank's 19 points in 2006 ... ranked second in the Patriot League in points (16) and third in goals (6) and shots (55) ... his 55 shots ranked tied for second in school history ... scored his first goals of the year with a hat trick in a 4-2 win over Lafayette ... it was the first hat trick recorded at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility and first for a Navy player since 2007 ... in the game before the Lafayette contest, Greenspan recorded assists on both of Navy's goals in a 2-1 win over 20th-ranked George Mason ... the eight-point week enabled him to earn a spot on the Soccer America and CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week as well as ECAC Offensive Player of the Week and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors ... added goals against Lehigh, Howard and Colgate, tallying goals in Navy's last two games of the year ... dished out an assist on Navy's first goal of the game in a 2-0 victory over Robert Morris in the home opener ... also added an assist against Pittsburgh, giving him points in three straight games (George Mason, Lafayette, Pittsburgh) ... was successful on penalty-kick attempts against Lafayette and Lehigh.
2011 - FRESHMAN: Greenspan had a sensational freshman season, ranking second on the team in goals (4) and points (8) and setting the school record and leading the Patriot League in shot attempts (61) ... standing 6-5, provided a huge target in the offensive end and was able to use his size to score ... scored first career goal in the 3-3 tie with Loyola, Md. ... added a goal against Delaware, then scored goals in back-to-back games against American and Howard (game-winning goal) ... the goals earned him Patriot League Rookie of the Week accolades ... ranked tied for eighth in the Patriot League in goals scored and his four goals led all Patriot League freshmen ... Greenspan and 2012 grad Sam Miller were the only Navy players to start all 19 games and his 1,418 minutes ranked fourth on the squad.
PERSONAL: Greenspan lettered three times in soccer at Westfield High School, before graduating in 2011 ... led team to a county championship in 2010 ... was a two-time all-county, all-conference, all-area and all-state selection at Westfield ... also lettered in basketball and swimming and was an all-conference basketball player as a senior ... was a member of the swimming team that won a state championship in 2009 ... played for the prestigious Match Fit Chelsea Academy FC as part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy ... seven of his teammates at Match Fit signed Division I scholarships ... born in Summit, N.J. ... son of Brian and Andrea Greenspan ... majoring in economics.
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