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Navy's Patriot League Champions and Award Winners by Sport
Now in its third decade as an all-sport conference combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors championships in 24 men and women's sports. Initially started as an NCAA Division I-AA football conference in 1986, the Patriot League became an all-sport conference in 1990 and includes American, Army, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola and Navy as full members, and Fordham, Georgetown and MIT as associate members. Boston University and Loyola University join the Patriot League beginning with the 2013-14 season. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have and continue to play leadership roles in shaping our country.
Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first each year among all Division I conferences awarding athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation Rate Report. The League also had 80 percent of its teams posting an APR score of 985 or higher in the most recent data, and 71 Patriot League teams earned NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards after posting academic progress rate scores in the top-10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.
The Patriot League's mission is simple: to provide successful competitive athletic experiences while maintaining high academic standards, and to prepare its student-athletes to be leaders in society.
During the 2012-13 academic year, Patriot League student-athletes and teams accomplished the following:
- The Patriot League ranked second among all conferences in multi-year APR rating, and led all leagues in men's basketball and baseball APR.
- 71 Patriot League teams, and 74 from full-member institutions, received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for finishing in the top-10 percent of their sport in APR data.
- Lehigh repeated as the top men's program in the Presidents' Cup standings, while Navy once again led the way on the women's side.
- Bucknell's Leonard Joseph and Navy's Zack Duncavage each earned Second-Team All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
- Navy's Annie-Norah Beveridge and American's Mark Allen ran at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
- Navy's Jasmine DePompeo was up for the Tewaaraton award in women's lacrosse, and became the first Patriot Leaguer since 1997 to be named an All-American by the IWLCA.
- Navy became the first Patriot League team to win an NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament game when it beat Monmouth in the first round on May 10.
- Six Patriot League student-athletes were awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships: Navy's Chris Galvin (Track and Field), Laura Gorinski (Swimming and Diving), Brigid Byrne (Track and Field) and Jasmine DePompeo (Women's Lacrosse); Fordham's Patrick Murray (Football) and Bucknell's Christian Treat (Swimming and Diving).
- Army's Brendan Buckley and Navy's Brigid Byrne were named the Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners, respectively.
- 14 student-athletes from Patriot League sports earned Capital One Academic All-America recognition, including first-team selections for Navy's Jasmine DePompeo (Women's At-Large), Brigid Byrne (Women's Track and Field/Cross Country) and Chris Galvin (Men's Track and Field/Cross Country); Colgate's Chris Looney (Football) and Army's Brendan Buckley (Men's At-Large).
- Navy's Laura Gorinski (Women's Swimming) and Army's Ariana Mankus (Volleyball) were the Patriot League nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
2012-13 PATRIOT LEAGUE HONORS
TEAM TITLES (10)
- Women's Cross Country
- Women's Soccer (regular season)
- Men's Swimming & Diving
- Women's Swimming & Diving
- Men's Indoor Track & Field
- Women's Basketball (co-regular season & tournament)
- Women's Lacrosse (regular season & tournament)
- Women's Rowing
COACH OF THE YEAR (5)
- Karen Boyle, Women's Cross Country
- Carin Gabarra, Women's Soccer
- Stephen Cooksey, Men's Indoor Track & Field
- Cindy Timchal, Women's Lacrosse
- Mike Hughes, Women's Rowing
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (13)
- Annie-Norah Beveridge, Women's Cross Country
- Elizabeth Hoerner, Women's Soccer (goalkeeper)
- Jade Seabrook, Women's Soccer (defense)
- Justin Vagts, Men's Swimming
- Laura Gorinski, Women's Swimming
- Weston Kennedy, Men's Indoor Track & Field (track)
- Zack Duncavage, Men's Indoor Track & Field (field)
- Emani Decquir, Women's Tennis
- Jasmine DePompeo, Women's Lacrosse (offense)
- Annie Foky, Women's Lacrosse (defense)
- Chris House, Men's Golf
- Maressa Guynn, Women's Outdoor Track & Field (field)
- Women's Varsity Eight, Women's Rowing
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (6)
- Alex Karika, Volleyball
- Derek Vogel, Men's Soccer
- Steve Schroeder, Men's Cross Country
- Tom Duvall, Men's Swimming
- Austin Batiste, Men's Indoor Track & Field
- Jay Stell, Men's Outdoor Track & Field
SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (9)
- Brigid Byrne, Women's Cross Country and Women's
- Outdoor Track & Field
- Chris Galvin, Men's Cross Country, Men's Indoor Track & Field and Men's Outdoor Track & Field
- Elizabeth Hoerner, Women's Soccer
- Laura Gorinski, Women's Swimming
- Chris House, Men's Golf
- Jacqueline Penichet, Women's Rowing
TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (2)
- Alix Membreno, Women's Basketball
- Jasmine DePompeo, Women's Lacrosse
PATRIOT LEAGUE PRESIDENT'S CUP
After winning the Patriot League Presidents' Cup for the first time during the 2011-12 school year, the United States Naval Academy missed winning a second-consecutive overall title by the closest margin in league history. The Midshipmen placed second to Bucknell for the 2012-13 season by just one-half of a point (120.25-119.75).
Points for the Presidents' Cup are awarded based upon a combination of an institution's regular-season and tournament finishes in each sport. The Mids have now placed second in the overall standings six times to go along with their 2011-12 victory in the last seven years. These showings are in spite of Navy ranking in the lower half of the league for the number of league sports it offers.
In addition to its second-place overall finish during the 2012-13 season, Navy won the women's title for a second-straight year. Navy's women's teams totaled 70.25 points to finish well in front of Bucknell's second-place tally of 63.25 points. With its victories in both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, Navy's women's teams have now placed either first or second four times in the last five years.
The Navy men's teams have placed either first or second six times in the last 10 seasons.
Navy has led all schools in the league in terms of the number of Patriot League sport titles won in each of the last two years. The Mids amassed nine team crowns during the 2011-12 season - the most won by a school since the 1996-97 season - and tallied seven crowns for the 2012-13 year. Winning championships last season for Navy were the women's cross country, men's indoor track & field, men's and women's swimming & diving, women's basketball, women's lacrosse and women's rowing teams.
Navy's Recent Finishes in Overall Presidents' Cup Standings
Navy's Top Finishes in Women's Presidents' Cup Standings
Navy's Top Finishes in Men's Presidents' Cup Standings