Navy to Host Bucknell Saturday Afternoon on Senior Day
Bucknell (6-7-4, 4-3-1 PL) at Navy (2-12-2, 0-6-2 PL)
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Annapolis, Md. | Glenn Warner Soccer Facility
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's soccer team (2-12-2, 0-6-2 PL) will host Bucknell (6-7-4, 4-3-1 PL) on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Free live video and live statistics will be available. Joe Miller will have the live video play-by-play call.
Navy will honor its eight-member Class of 2018 in a special pregame Senior Day ceremony on Saturday. Navy's senior class consists of goalkeeper Mac Burke, midfielder Josh Calderon, defender Matthew Crider, midfielder and team captain Brock Dudley, midfielder Aubrey Jones, defender Thomas Moore, defender Dylan Struthers and forward Daniel Zaremba. Senior team manager Giovanni Hernandez will also be recognized.
The senior class has made a significant impact on the Navy men's soccer program. The seniors have combined to play 356 career games, and members of the class have been named to the All-Patriot League Team, the Patriot League All-Academic Team and the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. The group has won 26 games during their four years at Navy and helped the team earn the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League Tournament in 2014.
Dudley will leave the Navy men's soccer program with his name firmly etched in the program record book. Dudley is currently tied for seventh all-time at Navy in career games played with 71. He is currently in a six-way tie with Thomas Shiiba (Class of 2016), Derek Vogel (2016), Guy Skord (2014), Seth Walters (1995) and Jono Halverson (1993). Dudley's 72nd career game on Saturday would move him to a tie for fifth place all-time with Geoff Fries (2015) and Blake Bussee (2014).
Burke also holds a spot in the Navy record book. Burke has played 3,553 minutes in goal in his career, and that number ranks fourth at Navy since goalkeeper minutes were first tracked in 1983
Burke also has 87 total saves this season and he needs just three saves Saturday to move into a tie for fifth-place on Navy's single-season saves list. Greg Stepler is currently fifth in program history with his 90 saves during the 1997 season.
Burke's 87 saves this season are the most by a Navy goalkeeper since 2004 when Frank DiFilippo saved 97 shots. Burke made a career-high 12 saves against Colgate last Saturday. He also had 11 saves against American earlier this season.
Burke leads the Patriot League and ranks fifth in the entire NCAA in saves per game at 5.44.
Zaremba scored in his second straight game last Sunday in Navy's 2-1 loss at Colgate. He also scored in Navy's 3-2 loss to Lafayette on Oct. 25. Zaremba leads Navy in scoring with 11 points and five goals.
Bucknell enters Saturday's game at 6-7-4 overall and 4-3-1 in the Patriot League. Bucknell currently sits in fourth place in the Patriot League with 13 points and the Bison have already clinched one of six Patriot League Tournament berths.
Bucknell is 2-0-1 in its last three Patriot League games. The Bison defeated Army (1-0) and Lehigh (2-1), before tying first-place Boston U., 0-0, last Saturday.
After securing four points last week against Lehigh and Boston U., Bucknell received three Patriot League weekly honors. Quinn Bredin was named the Defensive Player of the Week, Emmett Witmer was named the Goalkeeper of the Week and Matt Thorsheim was named the Rookie of the Week.
Thorsheim leads Bucknell with 14 points on five goals and four assists. Nick King is second with 10 points on four goals and two assists.
Navy holds a 25-13-4 lead in the all-time series against Bucknell. Bucknell defeated Navy last season in Annapolis, 2-1. Navy took a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute, but Bucknell tied the game in the 72nd minute and then scored the go-ahead goal with just 53 seconds remaining in regulation.
Saturday's Senior Day match will be Navy's final game of the 2017 season.
Parking / Shuttle Information
Fans are reminded that the general public does not have access to drive their vehicles on to the U.S. Naval Academy. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5 and take a shuttle that will run every 10 minutes starting at 12 noon, one hour prior to the game and will continue running until one hour after the game is completed. Fans 18 and over need a government-issued photo ID. Enter Gate 5 off Taylor Ave. to park at the stadium. Dogs are not permitted inside the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.