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Heavyweight Rowing | Lightweight Rowing | Women's Rowing | Intercollegiate Sailing | Offshore Sailing | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Sprint Football | Squash | Men's Swimming & Diving | Women's Swimming & Diving | Men's Tennis | Women's Tennis | Men's Track and Field | Women's Track & Field | Volleyball | Water Polo | Wrestling

  • Has won six Patriot League titles and has made nine NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • Has totaled 1,808 victories in its 118-year program history (.590 all-time winning percentage).
  • Has won 30-plus games in five of the last nine seasons.
  • Has won 256 games over the last nine years, the highest total over any nine-year span in program history.
  • Has won 249 games in Patriot League play since joining the league in 1993.
  • Six Midshipmen have been recognized as All-Americans, including two-time All-American Mitch Harris ('08) (2006-07).
  • Navy players have earned the Patriot League Pitcher-of- the-Year award seven times and Patriot League Player-of-the-Year award five times, while coaches have earned Patriot League Coach-of-the-Year distinction on six occasions. 2014 marked the third time (1998 and 1995) that Midshipmen took home both top player and pitcher accolades as Kash Manzelli ('14) and Anthony Parenti ('15) earned the honors, respectively.
  • Five Midshipmen have been honored as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in program history, with Bob Dishman ('85) (1984-85) and Mike Leeney ('86) (1985-86) both earning the distinction twice in their careers.
  • Former Heisman Trophy winners Joe Bellino ('61) and Roger Staubach ('65) served as the team captain of the baseball squad in 1961 and 1965, respectively.
  • The Midshipmen own an all-time advantage of 110-107 against Army.
Men's Basketball
  • 11 NCAA Tournaments, including two appearances in the Elite Eight (1954 and 1986).
  • 13 All-America selections, including 2008 honoree Greg Sprink ('08).
  • Eight Patriot League regular-season and tournament championships.
  • 11 All-Patriot League first-team performers.
  • 20 Patriot League All-Rookie Team honors in its 23 years in the league, nine of which have been over the last 10 years.
  • David Robinson ('87) earned consensus National Player of the Year honors in 1987 and was that year's NBA No. 1 Draft pick. Robinson was part of the 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame class.
  • Navy has spent 23 weeks ranked among the Associated Press Top 25 teams.
Women's Basketball
  • Has made post-season appearances in each of the last four years. The Mids played in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCAA Tournaments before competing in the 2014 WNIT.
  • Played the three closest NCAA Tournament games by a Patriot League team over the last two-plus decades with losses to No. 9 DePaul (56-43) in 2011, No. 5 Maryland (59-44) in 2012 and No. 7 Kentucky (61-41) in 2013. The Mids have lost their three games by an average of 16.0 points, while the remainder of the league has lost their games by an average of 34.9 points.
  • Navy held the halftime lead in its game against Kentucky, making the Mids the first league team to hold the lead at the break of an NCAA Tournament game in over 20 years.
  • Won the Patriot League regular season title outright in 2014 for the first time in school history. Previously shared the regular season crown three times (1998, 2011, 2013).
  • Has advanced to the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament five times (1998, '99, 2011, '12, '13).
  • Stefanie Pemper has been tabbed as the Patriot League Coach of the Year in both 2011 and 2014. She has guided the Mids over her six seasons to an overall record of 116-75, a Patriot League record of 60-28 and a league tournament mark of 12-3.
  • Navy has tied a school record with having posted a winning record in each of the last six seasons. Additionally, Navy has tallied a winning Patriot League record in each of the last six seasons after having done so a total of four times in its first 17 seasons in the league.
  • The Mids are the lone team to have won at least one Patriot League tournament game in each of the last six years.
  • The first jersey in Navy women's basketball history was retired in 2014 in honor of Becky Dowling. Her No. 32 hangs in Alumni Hall to honor the 1998 graduate who amassed nearly 1,500 points and over 900 rebounds despite missing one-third of her sophomore season with an injury. She would go on to become the first female pilot to graduate from the Navy's TOPGUN school.
Men's Cross Country
  • Has advanced to the NCAA Championship as a team 10 times in program history - all of which have come with head coach Al Cantello at the helm.
  • In the 10 trips to the national championship, the Midshipmen have finished among the top-10 teams in the country twice (the 1985 and '92 squads both finished seventh).
  • Finished among the top-five teams at the NCAA regional championship 13 times - with the most recent occurrence coming in 2011 (fifth place).
  • Won five of the last six Patriot League titles 2008, '09, '10, '11, '13.
  • Holds a 46-29-1 all-time advantage over Army in Star Meet competitions, including a 34-10-1 record during the Al Cantello era.
  • John Lawlor ('67), Ron Harris ('87), Greg Keller ('93) and Jon Clemens ('97) all have earned All-America status on the cross country trails with Navy.
  • Ron Harris was a 1996 Olympian for the United States and also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1988 and '92.
  • Aaron Lanzel ('03) (2004), Erik Schmidt ('04) (2004) and John Mentzer ('98) (2008) all competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
  • The USNA Cross Country Course served as the host to the 1989 NCAA Championship (the Midshipmen placed 21st).
Women's Cross Country
  • Won three of the last six Patriot League Championships (2008, '11 and '12).
  • Has boasted six undefeated seasons in the last eight years in dual-scored races for an all-time mark of 161-26 (.861 winning percentage).
  • Is 99-12 in all-time dual-scored meets in Annapolis (a .892 winning percentage).
  • Owns a 17-11 all-time advantage over Army in the annual Star Meet competitions. Navy has defeated Army in six of the last eight duals.
  • Head coach Karen Boyle, a four-time Patriot League Coach of the Year, has guided the Midshipmen for 27 of the program's 31 years and has accumulated a 138-21 mark over her career (.868 winning percentage).
  • In 2012, Annie-Norah Beveridge became the seventh Mid to compete at the NCAA Division I Championship. Kerry O'Neill ('93), Jackie Hayes ('99), Rebecca Cline ('98), Melissa Foon ('01) and Jess Palacio ('12) all previously represented Navy as individual competitors at the NCAA Division I Championship.
  • Amy Watson ('10) became the first Navy runner in school history to boast the fastest overall time at the Patriot League Championship to earn league runner-of-the-year kudos in 2008.
  • All of its scoring-five runners finished among the top-nine competitors at the 2008 Patriot League Championship to produce the lowest team score since the league expanded to eight teams.
  • Won the 1926 National Championship.
  • Has had two Heisman Trophy winners (Joe Bellino in 1960 and Roger Staubach in 1963).
  • Has appeared in 19 bowl games, including a school-record eight-straight seasons from 2003-10. Navy has appeared in a bowl game in 10 of the last 11 years.
  • Has won 14 Commander-in-Chief's Trophies, including nine of the last 11.
  • Has totaled 668 all-time victories in 133 years of playing football.
  • Has earned six NCAA rushing titles, including an NCAA record four-straight seasons from 2005-08.
  • Players have received 34 First-Team All-America accolades.
  • Has placed 24 former players or coaches into the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • Has won a series record 12-straight games over Army.
Men's Golf
  • Six-time Patriot League champions.
  • 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, six since 1998, including the spring of 2012.
  • Head coach Pat Owen has received Patriot League Coach of the Year honors eight times, including in the spring of 2012.
  • Head coach Pat Owen was recognized by the Maryland General Assembly after being selected as the 2009 Labron Harris Sr. Award winner presented by The PGA of America and the Golf Coaches Association of America.
  • Seven Patriot League individual title winners, including 2013 champion Chris House.
  • 2004 recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, Billy Hurley ('04) represented the United States in August of 2005 as a member of the Walker Cup. Hurley earned his tour card for the 2014 PGA Tour and qualified for his first major, the U.S. Open, where he tied for 48th.
Women's Golf
  • Is Navy's newest sport, having completed just its second season in 2014.
  • Renata Bucher became the first Navy women's golfer to earn All-Patriot League honors when she was named to the second team after finishing in a tie for seventh at the 2014 championship.
  • Bucher also became the first Navy women's golfer to be named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in 2014.
  • Head coach Nadia Ste-Marie recorded 19 top-10 finishes as a golfer on the professional circuit and was inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Has claimed the ECAC/EIGL Championship 13 times in program history.
  • Advanced as a team to the NCAA Championship Qualifying Meet in 2009 for the first time since the event was created one decade prior.
  • Has had at least one Mid qualify to compete at the NCAA Championship between 2009 and 2013.
  • Claimed the USAG Collegiate Division Championship crown three times in just over a decade - 1998, 2000 and '08.
  • Won the All-Academy Championship in both the 2008 and '09 seasons.
  • Faulk was named ECAC Gymnast of the Year and won titles in four events at the 2012 league championship, including the all-around, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar.
  • Head coach Sho Fukushima was named the ECAC Coach of the Year in 2009 and National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) Coach of the Year in 1998, 2000 and '05.
  • Assistant coach Craig Holt has been named the USAG Collegiate Division Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006 and '08, as well as the ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007 and '11.
  • Joshua Steves ('15) became the third gymnast in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-Academic honors as he was named to the second team in the men's at-large sports category in the spring of 2014. Steves joins Sean Blackman ('07) and Pete Lombard ('98) as honorees from gymnastics.
  • Andrew Faulk ('12), Eric Swanson ('73) and Peter DiTullio ('83) were all voted as finalists for the Nissen-Emery Award, which is presented to the nation's top senior collegiate gymnast.
Men's Lacrosse
  • 26 NCAA Tournament appearances, tied as the sixth most in Div. I lacrosse.
  • Appearances in six (2004, '05, '06, '07, '08, and '09) of the last nine NCAA Tournaments.
  • 17 National Championships.
  • Two NCAA Championship appearances, including in 2004.
  • 14 National Hall of Fame Members, including 2011 inductee John Lawlor.
  • 23 National Award winners, including two-time Kelly Award winner Mickey Jarboe.
  • Three former Team USA members.
  • 430 All-Americans, including 2014 Honorable Mention selection Pat Kiernan.
  • Four recipients of the Morris Touchstone Memorial Award presented to the national coach of the year.
  • At least a share of five Patriot League Regular-Season titles (2004, '05, '06, '07, and 08) and five Patriot League Tournament crowns (2004, '05, '06, '07, and '09) since joining the league in 2004.
Women's Lacrosse
  • Navy has won four of the last five Patriot League Championships and has advanced to four of the last five NCAA Tournaments (2010-13).
  • Navy owns a 109-27 (.801) all-time record in seven seasons of varsity play.
  • After earning the No. 8 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Navy recorded its first tournament win by defeating Monmouth, 12-6, at home in the first round.
  • Won a Patriot League-record 19 games in 2013, including a school-record 13 in a row.
  • Only Northwestern and Maryland have won more games than Navy has in the past six years.
  • Navy has competed in the Patriot League Tournament in each of its first seven years of play, including a trip to the league title game in five of the last six seasons.
  • Only two Division I lacrosse programs have qualified for the national tournament faster than the three years it took the Navy women.
  • Jasmine DePompeo ('13) became the first Midshipman to earn IWLCA All-America honors when she was named to the third team in 2013 after leading the country with 127 points.
  • DePompeo and Kathy Young ('13) earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2013.
  • 20-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1992-2011.
  • 26 NCAA Championship appearances, the fourth-most in NCAA history.
  • School-record 17 dual wins in 2008-09.
  • Placed second at the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and 1999 and has recorded five top-four finishes at the NCAA Tournament.
  • Two individual smallbore NCAA champions in Josh Albright ('08) (2007) and Joe Johnson ('96) (1996).
  • 117 All-America honors since 1936, including 36 in 15 years under head coach Bill Kelley.
  • 15-straight MAC Championships.
  • 144-27 dual-meet record in 15 years under head coach Bill Kelley.
Heavyweight Rowing
  • Navy rowers have comprised the eight-man boats that represented the U.S. at three Olympic games (1920, Gold; 1952, Gold; 1960, fifth place).
  • Over 30 Navy oarsmen have represented the United States in international competition.
  • Will Race ('12) became the fifth member of the heavyweight rowing team to be awarded the men's Coaches' Calvert Award, which recognizes a graduating varsity letterwinner who displayed leadership, consistent effort, loyalty and dedication to the sport and who has taken their abilities beyond the expectations of the coach, peers and themselves.
  • Has won the Jim Ten Eyck Trophy (most team points) at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship 11 times.
  • Won the varsity race at the IRA National Championship on 13 occasions.
  • Has claimed the Rowe Cup (most team points) at the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Championship six times.
  • Varsity crew has won the Eastern Sprints Championship five times.
Lightweight Rowing
  • Won the Jope Cup (most team points) at the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Championship in 2006 and '07.
  • Winners of the varsity race at the Eastern Sprints Championship in 1962 and 2004.
  • Won the varsity race at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship in '04 on its way to advancing to the semifinal round at the Royal Henley Regatta in London, England.
  • Michael Kerrigan ('10) and Edward King ('11) were the latest lightweight rowers to participate in international competition, as they both represented U.S. Rowing at the 2010 U-23 World Rowing Championship.
Women's Rowing
  • Won its second Patriot League Championship in 2013, earning the program's first bid to the NCAA Championship.
  • Has tallied 13 boat titles in the 10 years of the Patriot League Championship, including at least one title in each of the last five seasons.
  • Won its first Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Sprints title in program history in 2014 with gold medal efforts in five of the six races that it entered.
  • Varsity eight placed a program-best 11th at the 2006 Head of the Charles Regatta, while the varsity four took registered its highest finish at the event - ninth - in 2010.
  • Since 2001, rowers have totaled 38 National Scholar-Athlete awards and 17 All-Mid-Atlantic Region accolades from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.
  • Shaunnah Wark ('05), Madeline Boe ('06) and Kerry Hannon ('09), and Jacquieline Penichet ('13) have all been recognized as the Patriot League Women's Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • Fiona McFarland ('08) became the first Mid who competed exclusively for the women's rowing team to earn the Vice Adm. Lawrence Sword, presented annually to the member of the graduating class who has personally excelled in athletics during their career in 2008.
  • Karin Hughes ('91) won a silver medal at the 1999 Pan American Games.
Intercollegiate Sailing
  • 133 overall collegiate All-Americans, including six All-Americans in 2014.
  • Third-place overall finish at the 2014 ICSA Women's National Championship.
  • Fifth-place finish overall at the 2014 ICSA Team Racing National Championship.
  • Four collegiate Sailor of the Year award winners.
  • Eight members of the College Sailing Hall of Fame.
  • The dinghy and women's team have each won six national championships.
  • The team racing and sloop teams have won six titles, as well, and Navy has been the singlehanded champion seven different times.
  • Has won the Fowle Trophy (given to the best overall collegiate team performance) 10 times, more than any other school in the nation.
  • The Navy intercollegiate sailing team has 241 available boats in its fleet.
Offshore Sailing
  • 15 Kennedy Cup titles, including the 2012 race
  • 17 McMillan Cup victories, including four in a row from 2004-07 and the 2012 event
  • Navy offshore sailing won both the Kennedy Cup and McMillan Cup in 2012 for the first time since 2007.
  • Seven major Ocean Race victories
  • Offshore sailing team utilizes 88 boats, including Invictus, Zaraffa, Allegiance and Dreadnought.
Men's Soccer
  • 1964 NCAA National Champion
  • Four-time ISFA or NSCAA National Champion (1932, '43, '44 and '45).
  • 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a second round appearance in 2013.
  • 2013 Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Champion.
  • Navy finished the 2013 season ranked No. 25 in the NSCAA Poll.
  • 56 All-Patriot League selections.
  • 58 NSCAA All-Americans and nine Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association First-Team All-Americans.
  • Joseph Greenspan was named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team in 2013.
  • Evan Barnes ('08) was the recipient of the 2007 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, the inaugural winner of the award.
  • Six Capital One Academic All-Americans over the last four years (Alex Foskett and Sam Miller in 2010; Sam Miller and Eric Wootten in 2011; Eric Wootten in 2012; Zach Davis in 2013).
Women's Soccer
  • Won the Patriot League Tournament title and advanced to NCAA Tournament three times (2003, '06, '07).
  • 16 Patriot League Tournament appearances in 20 years of conference membership and 11 appearances in the Patriot League Championship game.
  • Has produced one NSCAA All-American, nine Academic All-Americans and five Patriot League Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
  • Became first women's team at the Academy to earn an NCAA Tournament berth and the first Service Academy to play in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament in 2003.
  • Won a school-record 21 games and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history in 2006.
  • After attaining a Navy and league-best national ranking of No. 11 during the season, ended the 2006 season ranked No. 17 by Soccer America.
  • Lizzie Barnes ('09) and Nicole Aunapu ('99) are two of the four Naval Academy student-athletes to twice earn First-Team Academic All-America honors.
  • Beth Reed ('10) was named the 2010 CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-American of the Year. She is first Naval Academy student-athlete to receive the award for his/her respective sport.
  • Jade Seabrook ('15) earned NSCAA All-America Third-Team honors and Elizabeth Hoerner ('14) was named to the NSCAA Academic All-America First Team in back-to-back seasons (2012-13).
  • Hoerner became the fourth women's soccer player in the 25-year history of the Coaches' Calvert Award to be recognized and the first since Traci Willemse in 2011. The award recognizes a graduating varsity letterwinner who displayed leadership, consistent effort, loyalty and dedication to the sport and who has taken their abilities beyond the expectations of the coach, peers and themselves.
Sprint Football
  • Has won the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship 35 times in the program's 68-year history (28 times outright), the most among any school in league history.
  • Has won 341 games in program history (an .829 all-time winning percentage).
  • Has posted 27 undefeated seasons.
  • Owns an 81-7 (.920) overall record, including a 55-6 (.902) mark in CSFL play, over the last 13 seasons.
  • Holds a 40-33-1 all-time advantage over Army in the all-time series.
  • Has totaled 315 All-CSFL honors over the last 13 years, with a Navy player being selected as the league's MVP seven times during this span.
  • Quarterback Chris Marsh ('07) was named to the All-USA College Academic First Team in 2006-07.
  • 52 All-Americans, including 2010 selection Nils Mattsson who is the second player under Craig Dawson's direction to garner All-America honors.
  • Two College Squash Association Hall of Fame members.
  • Recipient of the College Squash Association Coaches Award seven times (teams honoring their peers for their sportsmanship).
  • Host of the 2007-08 College Squash Association Men's and Women's Individual National Championship which drew a championship record 2,329 fans.
  • 20-win seasons seven times under head coach Craig Dawson, including a school-record 27-8 mark in 2008-09.
  • Tucker George twice represented the United States in international competition - 2006 World Collegiate Squash Championship and the 2007 Under-23 Can-Am Challenge.
  • A 1973 graduate of the Naval Academy, Craig Dawson became the program's winningest head coach in 2012 and has amassed a 290-118 record.
Men's Swimming & Diving
  • Has won the Patriot League title in each of its 11 years of competing at the championship, winning a league-best 154 event titles at the league meet during this time (the most in the league by well over 100 titles).
  • Navy swimming & diving athletes have earned 167 All-Patriot League accolades since joining the league.
  • At least one swimmer or diver has qualified for the NCAA Championship six times over the last 11 seasons.
  • A pair of relay teams earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades at the 2004 NCAA Championship.
  • Adam Meyer ('10) became the first Navy swimmer in nearly 40 years to earn a pair All-America honors when he garnered Honorable Mention All-America accolades in both 2009 and 2010.
  • Tom Duvall ('16) placed seventh in the championship final of the 500 at the 2014 NCAA Championship to garner All-America accolades.
  • Qualified 13 swimmers and two divers for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Holds a 47-29 advantage in the series with Army and has defeated the Black Knights in 23-consecutive seasons (the second-longest winning streak in any sport in the Army-Navy series).
  • Diver Nate Smith ('96) totaled 11 All-America certificates during his four-year career and was selected as a First-Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA as a senior.
  • Noah White ('04) was named as the 2004 Patriot League Swimmer of the Year, the '04 league scholar-athlete of the year for his sport and competed at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Has won three-straight Patriot League titles to increase its overall tally to a league-best 13 team crowns won. The Mids have also placed second at the meet six times in their 23 seasons of competing at the meet.
  • Team members have combined to win 91 event titles at the Patriot League Championship over the past 10 years, the most in the league during this span.
  • Navy swimmers have been named as the Patriot League Swimmer of the Year 16 times, while divers have been tabbed as the diver of the year at six championship meets.
  • Qualified three swimmers for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
  • Laura Gorinski ('13) was selected as the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for her sport in 2011, '12 and '13, was named as the league's swimmer of the year in both 2012 and '13 while earning Second-Team Academic All-America honors and an NCAA Post Graduate Scholar as a senior.
  • Swimmers Thuy-Mi Dinh ('10) and Tara Chapmon ('10) qualified for the NCAA Championship in both 2009 and 2010, with Dinh also competing at the 2008 event. Dinh, the first swimmer in league history to advance to a trio of NCAA Championship Meets, became the second swimmer to win the Coaches' Calvert Award, while Chapmon, the first swimmer in league history to be tabbed as the Patriot League Swimmer of the Year three times in a career, became the sixth swimmer (and first in 14 years) to earn the Vice Adm. Lawrence Sword for Women
  • Kelly Zahalka ('09) became the first student-athlete in Navy and Patriot League history to garner a trio of Academic All-America honors (third team in 2007, first team in '08 and '09).
  • Stacia Johnson ('92) won the 1991 NCAA Division II title on the three-meter springboard.
  • Holds a 29-4 advantage in the Army-Navy series and has defeated the Black Knights 25 straight times. It is the longest winning streak by any team in the Army-Navy series.
Men's Tennis
  • Has won nine Patriot League titles, including crowns in 2007, '08, '09, '10 and '12. The Mids have reached the championship match of the Patriot League Tournament seven times in the last eight seasons.
  • Previously won a trio of Colonial Athletic Association titles between 1984-87.
  • Has made NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999, 2007, '08, '09, '10 and '12.
  • Mitchell Koch ('00) was named as the Patriot League Player of the Year in 1997 and '99, was selected as a First-Team Academic All-American in 2000 and earned an at-large invitation to the 2000 NCAA Championship in singles.
  • Nick Birger ('11) broke the league record for career doubles wins with 73. He went on to be tabbed as a First-Team Academic All-American from CoSIDA, receive an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, be selected as the Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and be named as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2011.
  • Navy players have been selected as the Patriot League Freshman of the Year four times in the 11 years of the award.
  • Joe Hunt ('42) won the NCAA Championship in singles in 1941 and the U.S. Open title in '43.
  • Navy holds a 57-35 advantage in the all-time series with Army. The Mids won 22-consecutive matches against the Black Knights from 1970-91, which stood as the record for the longest winning streak in any sport in series history for two decades (currently is the third longest streak).
  • Nate Nelms ('09) earned first-team all-league honors in each of his four seasons.
Women's Tennis
  • Owns a 101-30 (.763) all-time record in five seasons of varsity play.
  • The Mids are 18-3 (.857) all-time in Patriot League Regular Season matches.
  • Navy has won at least 20 dual matches in each of the last four seasons.
  • Won a school-record 25 matches in 2013 and had a 17-match winning streak.
  • Reached the Patriot League Tournament Championship in three straight seasons (2011-13)
  • Head coach Keith Puryear was named the 2011 Patriot League Coach of the Year.
  • Has had 15 All-Patriot League performers in its five-year history, including four-time first-team selection and 2013 Patriot League Player of the Year, Emani Decquir.
  • Puryear won his 500th career match as a college head coach in January 2013 and he won his 100th match at Navy in April 2014.
Men's Track and Field
  • 1945 NCAA Champions.
  • Three Navy athletes have claimed a total of five individual NCAA titles - William Kash ('47), 440-yd. dash, 1945; John VanVelzer ('47), 100-yd. dash, 1945; Leo Williams ('83), indoor high jump, 1981 & '82; outdoor high jump, 1981.
  • The men's track and field program has produced four United States Olympians - Joe Patterson ('36), 400 Hurdles [4th place], 1936; James Dare ('68), steeplechase [Alt.], 1972; Ted Bregar ('73), hammer throw [Alt.], 1972; Leo Williams ('83), high jump [Alt.], 1984.
  • 28 athletes have earned a total of 47 All-America honors, most recently Jay Stell ('16) in the javelin in 2014.
  • Eight-time Patriot League Champions (Indoor: 2004, '05, '08, '11, '13, '14; Outdoor: 2008, '14).
  • For the second time in program history and first since 2008, Navy completed the season sweep of the Patriot League indoor and outdoor championship title and defeated Army in both the indoor and outdoor meets in the 2013-14 season.
  • Head coach Stephen Cooksey is a eight-time Patriot League Coach of the Year recipient and earned USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors for the '08 indoor season.
  • 12 individuals have earned a total of 21 All-America honors during Cooksey's tenure, with an additional nine individuals earning Academic All-America honors, including Mark Van Orden ('10), a two-time honoree and 2010 First-Team Academic All-American.
  • Duncavage became the 28th member of the men's track & field team to win the NAAA Sword for Men in the 123-year history of the award and the first field athlete to win the award since the great high jumper Leo Williams in 1983. The sword is presented to that man of the graduating class who is considered by the Association's Athletic Council to have personally excelled in men's athletics during his years of varsity competition.
Women's Track & Field
  • Has registered a 301-26 combined dual-scored meet record (.920) over the last 16 years.
  • Has won 113 of its last 117 indoor dual meets and 61 of its last 64 dual-scored outdoor meets dating back to the 2004-05 season.
  • Won three Patriot League Indoor titles and two Patriot League Outdoor titles.
  • Head coach Carla Criste has been named the Patriot League Coach of the Year five times.
  • Brigid Byrne ('13) is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American who earned first-team honors in 2013.
  • Jess Palacio ('12) became Navy's first Indoor All-American (mile run) in 2012.
  • Kim McGreevey was Navy's first Outdoor All-American, competing in the 3,000m run at the 1995 NCAA Championship.
  • 10 Navy track and field athletes have been awarded the Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword For Women, which is presented to the woman of the graduating class by the Association's Athletic Council to have personally excelled in women's athletics during her years of varsity competition.
  • Larry Bock, the winningest coach in NCAA volleyball history (1382-337-4) became the head coach of the Mids in the spring of 2011.
  • The Mids set a league record for the biggest one-season victory total improvement in 2012 with its league record of 7-7. That placed Navy fifth in the league standings, the highest placement for the team since 2007.
  • Navy posted a winning record (9-7) in league matches in 2013, the first winning record by the Mids since 2007.
  • The 13 wins in all by the Mids in 2013 were the most for a Nvay team since 2008.
  • Erin Fortner ('14) became the fourth Mid and the first in 15 years to garner multiple first-team all-league honors with her two nods in 2012 and 2013. She ended her career rankled seventh at Navy with 1,015 career kills.
  • A trio of Mids recorded over 1,000 kills and digs during their respective careers, most recently Jessie Sims ('09) who established a new school record for digs with 1,424.
  • Alex Cassel ('15) became the third Mid in school history and the first since 2005 to lead the league in hitting percentage with her mark of .323 in 2012.
  • The Class of 2008 ended their careers with a record of 74-49, the most wins and highest winning percentage recorded by any class during the program's Division I era.
  • Rachel Dougherty ('08) knocked down a school-record 500 kills during her senior season to be named First-Team All-Patriot League, while also garnering Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Second-Team Academic All-America accolades.
  • Aimee' Burns ('08) became the sixth volleyball player to be selected as the recipient of the Calvert Award, which recognizes a graduating varsity letterwinner who displayed leadership, consistent effort, loyalty and dedication to the sport and who has taken their abilities beyond the expectations of the coach, peers and themselves.
Water Polo
  • 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, the sixth-most in NCAA history.
  • Won three-straight Eastern title from 2006-08 and five since 2000. Navy is the first team to win three-straight Eastern titles two different times.
  • Recorded a third-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Tournament, its best finish ever.
  • Won a school-record 30 games in 2007, and enjoyed a school-record 19-game winning streak.
  • Has won at least 19 contests in each of its first 32 seasons of competition.
  • 34 All-American honors since 1984.
  • 54 All-Eastern Division accolades since 1982.
  • 11 Eastern Championship MVPs.
  • 14 CWPA Southern Division Championships.
  • Nine CWPA Eastern Division Championships.
  • Former head coach Mike Schofield retired in September of 2013 as the winningest coach in any sport in Navy history with 631 wins, becoming the first Navy coach to reach 600 wins at the school.
  • 66 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • Back-to-back top-20 finishes (2006-07 and 2007-08) at the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1981-82, 1982-83.
  • Three individual National Champions.
  • 61 All-Americans, including Bryce Saddoris ('11) who garnered All-America honors at the 2009 and 2011 NCAA Championships.
  • 21 Olympians, including Lloyd Keaser who was a silver medalist at the 1976 Olympics held in Montreal. Keaser became the first African-American to win a gold medal when he did so at the 1973 World Championships in freestyle.
  • 89 EIWA Individual Champions, including Mathew Miller, who won the 174-pound crown in 2014.
  • 13 EIWA Team titles.
  • Scott Steele ('10) placed third at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and served as the second alternate at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
  • 2011 Naval Academy Sword for Men recipient Bryce Saddoris became the school's all-time wins record holder by producing a 147-40 record during his four-year career.
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