Davis Named 2013 Navy Men's Soccer Captain
June 11, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy men's soccer head coach Dave Brandt has announced that rising senior Zach Davis has been voted the team captain for the upcoming 2013 season. Davis becomes the first defenseman since Scott Robertson in 2009 to be elected team captain.
"Zach has been a team leader on and off the field in many ways since he arrived at the Naval Academy as a freshman. I am excited to work with him as captain of our team this fall, and excited about the leadership potential of that whole class for us, which has been an influential one for us on the field since they arrived at Navy in the fall of 2010," said Navy head coach Dave Brandt.
"I'm excited for the opportunities lying ahead for our team next season. Last season was obviously a disappointment for our team, but we believe we're in a position to improve drastically this fall. This spring, we played well against quality opponents, continued building meaningful relationships within the team and have strived to pursue a winning culture," said Davis.
Davis, a 6-0, 194-pound defenseman from Colorado Springs, Colo., has had a sensational career on and off the field for the Midshipmen. During his three previous years at Navy, Davis has appeared in 47 games, starting 36 of them, scoring four points (1 g, 2 a) from his center-back position. Over his last two seasons, Davis has played in 35 games with 31 starts. He scored his first career goal in a 3-3 tie with Loyola, Md., on Sept. 7, 2011 and dished out assists against VMI as a freshman and UNC Greensboro as a sophomore. He was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament team as a sophomore in 2011, the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 3, 2011 and was a member of the Holiday Inn Express BWI All-Tournament team as a junior a year ago.
Off the field, he is a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and was a Capital One First-Team All-District II selection this past November, sporting a 3.54 cumulative GPA in oceanography. He has been a member of the Commandant's List six times, the Superintendent's List twice and the Dean's List once.
"Personally, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be captain. Within the team, I'll be sharing the responsibilities with the other seniors as well. During my time on the team, I've had the opportunity to learn from the excellent captains and other teammates that have gone on to graduate," said Davis. "This year, however, I think we are more prepared than ever before for a number of guys to step up and act as credible, influential leaders on the team. The more guys we have stepping up to dedicate themselves to do as much as possible for the team and working to provide a great example for their teammates, the better our chances are for success."
Navy posted a 7-7-3 overall record in 2012 and returns almost 80 percent of its scoring from last year's squad that ranked 23rd nationally in scoring offense and had five players score at least 10 points for the first time since 2000. Brandt welcomes back seven starters and 19 letterwinners overall.
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