Lt. George Naughton
Lt. George Naughton, USN is in his second season as the volunteer assistant coach with the Navy water polo program in 2013.
Naughton helped the Midshipmen to a 23-6 record and a CWPA Southern Division regular-season championship a year ago. The Midshipmen bolted out to a 20-2 record in 2012, one of its best starts in school history, and scored a whopping 467 goals, an average of 16.1 goals per game.
Lt. Naughton graduated from the Naval Academy in 2008 with his initial assignment as a First Lieutenant on the USS BOONE (FFG 28). He made deployments to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific for drug interdiction operations and another to the Gulf of Aden for counter-piracy operations in NATO's Operation Ocean Shield. In 2010, he reported to the USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as a Fire Control Officer. While assigned to PHILIPPINE SEA he completed his third deployment conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
Naughton earned a degree in political science at the Naval Academy and awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
In the pool, Naughton was a standout goalkeeper for the Midshipmen, helping Navy to a pair of NCAA Championship appearances in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, Naughton led Navy to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championship and a school-record 30 wins (30-6 record) while serving as the team captain.
He was named a first-team All-East selection as a junior in 2006 while earning honorable mention All-America accolades. He was a three-time All-Southern Division selection and ended his career as the school's all-time leader in saves (796). He also ranks first (2007; 329 saves) and third (2006; 267 saves) on the single-season saves list. His save percentage of .617 (329 saves; 204 GA) in 2007 is the second-highest percentage in school history.
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