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Navy Places 16 on the Patriot League Men's Soccer Academic Honor Roll

Alex Evans becomes a four-time honoree.


Men's Soccer Falls to Boston U. in Season Finale, 1-0

Boston University scores game-winner in the 74th minute.


Men’s Soccer to Play at Boston U. in Season Finale

Navy will close the 2016 season at Boston University on Friday evening.


Recap of the Navy Men's Soccer Italy Spring Break Trip

The men's soccer team spent eight days in Italy over spring break.


Men's Soccer Places 11 Mids on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Senior Grant Valenstein earned a 4.0 GPA last fall.


Navy vs. Ohio State

Photo gallery of Navy's 3-0 win over Ohio State on Sept. 6.


Navy-George Washington (9-16-14)

Photo gallery from the Navy-George Washington men's soccer game on Sept. 16, 2014.


Navy at Appalachian State

Photo gallery of the Navy at Appalachian State match from September 1

2015 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014 Game-by-Game Statistics
2013 Game-by-Game Statistics

• 2016 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
• 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2016 - SENIOR: Did not see any action during the 2016 season … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015 - JUNIOR: Played in three games as a junior ... missed 15 games due to injury ... played a season-high 14 minutes against Oakland on Sept. 4 ... played 13 minutes against William & Mary on Sept. 22.

2014 - SOPHOMORE: Played in 19 games and made nine starts at a holding midfielder position ... scored his lone goal of the season in the 16th minute in Navy's 3-1 win over Central Connecticut State on Sept. 13 ... earned the start against CCSU and played 60 minutes ... helped Navy's defense post nine shutouts with a Patriot League-best 0.65 goals-against average from his holding midfielder position ... earned the start in Navy's 2-1 win over #10 Maryland on Sept. 8 ... started eight-straight games from Aug. 31 to Sept. 27 ... earned the start in Navy's 1-0 win over Lafayette on Oct. 4 ... started and played a season-high 65 minutes against Boston U. on Sept. 27 ... started and logged 60 minutes in Navy's 2-0 win over Longwood on Sept. 23 ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2013 - FRESHMAN: Played in 14 games at the midfield position ... played a season-high 41 minutes in Navy's 3-0 win over George Washington (Sept. 21) ... played 28 minutes in Navy's 2-0 win at Virginia Tech (Sept. 24) ... logged 26 minutes in Navy's 3-1 win over NJIT on Oct. 22 ... recoded two shots on the season with one coming against George Washington and the other being at High Point on Sept. 14 ... played a total of 199 minutes ... named to the 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: A 2013 graduate of Lawrence High School, Saunders had a sensational high school career, lettering four times in soccer and three times in basketball ... as a senior, Saunders was named Maine's Gatorade Player of the Year, a scholar All-American by NSCAA, All-New England, all-state, all-conference, the Kennebuc Valley Conference Player of the Year and the Morning Sentinel Player of the Year ... tallied 43 points (19 g, 5 a) in just 16 games, leading his team to the Eastern Maine Class A Quarterfinals ... led his club soccer team. Seacoast United, to five straight Maine State Championships (2009-13) while serving as the team captain three times ... also earned all-conference as a freshman, sophomore and junior and all-state as a junior ... tallied 50 goals during his high school career ... on the hardwood, Saunders was a KVAC All-Defense Team honoree and an Academic All-State selection ... was the Class Historian, a member of National Honors Society, earned High Honors for all 16 quarters of his high school career, a Big Brother Big Sister Volunteer and volunteered at the Waterville Humane Society ... born in Waterville, Maine ... son of Nathan and Cordelia Saunders ... brother, Josh, rank track and cross country at Cedarville University ... majoring in systems engineering.



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