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2015-16 Navy Athletics Year-In-Review

Overall Record
298-162-7 (.646)

Army-Navy Record
Overall Record against Army: 19-14-1 (.574)
N-Star Record against Army: 14-8-1 (.630)

All-Americans (14)
*MIDN 1/C Keenan Reynolds (Football, Third Team)

*MIDN 1/C Carl Dowzicky, Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Honorable Mention (Water Polo)

*MIDN 1/C Mathew Miller (Wrestling)

*MIDN 1/C Jodi Cull-Host, NRA Collegiate Air Rifle Honorable Mention (Rifle)

*MIDN 1/C Jay Stell (Men's Outdoor Track and Field, First Team)

*MIDN 1/C Luke Gillingham, Louisville Slugger Second Team (Baseball)

*MIDN 1/C Luke Gillingham, NCBWA Third Team (Baseball)

*MIDN 4/C Noah Song, Louisville Slugger Freshman Team (Baseball)

*MIDN 4/C Noah Song, NCBWA Freshman Second Team (Baseball)

*MIDN 2/C Chris Fennell, USILA Second Team (Men's Lacrosse)

*MIDN 2/C Matt Rees, USILA Third Team (Men's Lacrosse)

*MIDN 3/C Casey Rees, USILA Honorable Mention (Men's Lacrosse)

*MIDN 1/C Megan Hough, ICSA All-America Crew First Team (Intercollegiate Sailing)

*MIDN 2/C Patrick Snow, ICSA All-America Coed Skipper Honorable Mention (Intercollegiate Sailing)

Academic All-Americans (15)-11 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and the 15 total Academic All-Americans is a school record
*MIDN 1/C Thomas Wilson, CoSDIA First Team (Football)

*MIDN 1/C E.K. Binns, CoSIDA Second Team (Football)

*MIDN 3/C Meghan Hegarty, CoSDIA Third Team (Women's Soccer)

*MIDN 1/C Ellen Bradford, CoSIDA First Team (Women's Swimming & Diving)

*MIDN 2/C Ryan Bailey, CoSIDA Third Team (Men's Swimming & Diving)

*MIDN 1/C Rebecca Greenberg, CoSIDA First Team (Women's Rowing)

*MIDN 1/C Kathleen Heinbach, CoSIDA Second Team (Women's Rowing)

*MIDN 1/C Connor Westrick, CoSIDA Third Team (Men's Gymnastics)

*MIDN 3/C Sean Trent, CoSIDA Second Team (Baseball)

*MIDN 3/C Stephen Born, CoSIDA Third Team (Baseball)

*MIDN 1/C Michael Woulfe, CoSIDA Third Team (Wrestling)

*MIDN 1/C Michael Woulfe, NWCA (Wrestling)

*MIDN 3/C Zack Davis, NWCA (Wrestling)

*MIDN 3/C Corey Wilding, NWCA (Wrestling)

*MIDN 1/C John Connors, USILA (Men's Lacrosse)

Patriot League Scholar Athletes Of The Year (4)
*MIDN 1/C Sam Peckham (Men's Cross Country)

*MIDN 1/C Ellen Bradford (Women's Swimming & Diving)

*MIDN 3/C Walker Sims, Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Men's Tennis)

*MIDN 1/C Kathleen Heinbach (Women's Rowing)

National/Conference Coach of the Year (11)
*Ken Niumatalolo (Football, American Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year)

*Al Cantello (Men's Cross Country, Patriot League Coach of the Year)

*Bill Roberts (Men's Swimming, Patriot League)

*Bill Roberts (Men's Swimming, ECAC)

*John Morrison (Women's Swimming, Patriot League)

*Rich MacDonald (Diving, Patriot League)

*Stephen Cooksey, Men's Indoor Track and Field (Patriot League Coach of the Year)

*Kip Simons, Men's Gymnastics (ECAC Coach of the Year)

*Stephen Cooksey, Men's Outdoor Track and Field (Patriot League Coach of the Year

*Paul Kostacopoulos (Baseball, Patriot League Coach of the Year)

*Rick Sowell (Men's Lacrosse, Patriot League Coach of the Year)

Athletic Director of the Year (2)
*Chet Gladchuk was one of four finalists for the Sports Business Journal Athletic Director of the Year

*Chet Gladchuk won the John Toner Award presented by the National Football Foundations, which is presented to an athletic director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football.

Conference Athlete of the Year Awards (16)
*MIDN 1/C Keenan Reynolds (Football, American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year)

*MIDN 1/C Keenan Reynolds (Football, ECAC Offensive Player of the Year)

*MID 2/C Lucas Stalnaker (Men's Cross Country)

*Kelley Robinson (Women's Cross Country)

*MIDN 2/C Justice Swett (Women's Basketball, Patriot League, Defensive Player of the Year)

*MIDN 4/C Joe Kaszubowski (Men's Diving, Patriot League, Diver of the Year)

*MIDN 2/C Eric Collins (Men's Swimming, ECAC, Swimmer of the Year)

*MIDN 2/C Kenzie Margroum (Women's Swimming, Patriot League, Swimmer of the Year)

*MIDN 1/C Julie Jesse (Women's Diving, Patriot League, Diver of the Year)

*MIDN 1/C Will Kelly (Men's Basketball, Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year)

*MIDN 1/C Austin Jones, Patriot League Men's Tennis Player of the Year

*MIDN 3/C John Campbell, Patriot League Field Athlete of the Meet (Men's Outdoor Track and Field)

*MIDN 1/C Luke Gillingham (Baseball, Patriot League Pitcher of the Year)

*MIDN 1/C John Connors (Men's Lacrosse, Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year)

*MIDN 2/C Chris Fennell (Men's Lacrosse, Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year)

*MIDN 3/C Jenna Collins (Women's Lacrosse, Patriot League Midfielder of the Year)

Conference Rookie of the Year Awards (3)
*MIDN 4/C Erin McDonnell (Women's Cross Country)

*MIDN 4/C Lauren Barber (Women's Swimming, Patriot League, Rookie of the Year)

*MIDN 4/C Noah Song (Baseball, Patriot League Rookie of the Year)

Conference Championships (12)
*Football (American Athletic Conference West Division Co-Champs)

*Football (Lambert Trophy Champions, Best Team In the East)

*Men's Cross Country (Patriot League)

*Men's Swimming & Diving (Patriot League)

*Men's Swimming & Diving (ECAC)

*Women's Swimming & Diving (Patriot League)

*Men's Indoor Track and Field (Patriot League)

*Men's Gymnastics (ECAC)

*Men's Outdoor Track and Field (Patriot League)

*Baseball (Patriot League)

*Women's Rowing (Patriot League)

*Men's Lacrosse (Patriot League, Regular Season)

Special Recognition (34)

*Football set a school record for wins with 11

*Football finished 18th in the country, the Mids highest finished in the AP poll since 1963

*Football team won three-straight bowl games for the first time in school history

*Football team won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the third time in the last four years and beat Army for the 14th-straight year

*Football team won the Lambert Trophy as the best team in the East for the first time since 1963

*Senior quarterback MIDN 1/C Keenan Reynolds scored 88 career touchdowns (all rushing), the most rushing touchdowns in Division I history and the most total touchdowns in FBS history. He also became the first player in NCAA history to have three seasons of scoring 23 or more rushing touchdowns in a season. His 530 career points are also an FBS record.

*Reynolds rushed for a school-record 4,559 yards in his career, passing the legendary Napoleon McCallum against Tulsa. He also set the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback. He is the first player in Navy history and just the sixth player in FBS history to rush and pass for more than 4,000 yards in a career.

*Reynolds finished fifth in the 2015 Heisman Trophy balloting, which is the highest finish by a player from a Service Academy since Navy's Roger Staubach won the award in 1963.

*Reynolds had his #19 retired at the annual football banquet. He is the first person to ever have his number retired as a current midshipman and is just the fourth Navy Football player to have his number retired joining Napoleon McCallum, Roger Staubach and Joe Bellino.

*Reynolds was named the winner of the Sullivan Award, which is given to the nation's top amateur athlete. He is the first Naval Academy graduate to win that award.

*Reynolds was drafted in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens, while teammate Chris Swain was signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers.

*Reynolds received the NAAA Sword for Men and the Thompson Trophy. He joins Roger Staubach as the only midshipman to win the Thompson Trophy multiple times and win the Sword

*MIDN 1/C E.K. Binns was one of 12 finalists for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. The 12 finalists will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class

*MIDN 1/C Myer Krah was one of 11 players from the FBS who was named to the 2015 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. Those selected for this honor have made a positive impact on others and their communities.

*Women's soccer head coach Carin Gabarra earned her 300th career win.

*The Sprint Football team was selected to represent the United States in a goodwill exhibition game versus football team of Heroico Colegio Militar, the Mexican Military Academy on Nov. 14.

*Larry Bock recorded the 1,400th victory in his career as a collegiate volleyball coach, as well as his 1,300th as a collegiate women's volleyball coach.

*MIDN 1/C Sam Peckham of the men's track and field team earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

*For the first time since 1989 Navy finished in first place in the team portion of the ECAC Gymnastics Championships. Navy and Army tied with identical scores of 423.4 to become the first co-champions of the event since 1985. Due to the tie-breaker of highest “away” score, a 424.1 at the All-Academy Championships in February, Navy secured the 2016 automatic bid from the ECAC to gain entry as a team into the 2016 NCAA Championships. The NCAA bid was the first for Navy as a team since 2009 and only the second-time in program history.

*Intercollegiate Sailing placed seventh at the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship.

*Intercollegiate Sailing placed 10th at the ICSA Team Race National Championship.

*Offshore placed second at the Kennedy Cup, which is the ICSA Big Boat National Championship.

*MIDN 1/C Ellen Bradford of the women's swimming and diving team was awarded the women'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.

*Bradford also received an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, was Navy's nominee for the NCAA Woman-of-the-Year Award and became just the third Mid to have earned a trio of CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in a career in the over 60-year existence of the awards program. She earned first-team honors this year after previously receiving a third-team nod in 2014 and first-team laurels in 2015.

*MIDN 1/C Michael Woulfe was one of nine Trident Scholars at the Academy during the 2015-16 academic year. He was also the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

*MIDN 1/C Lizzy Rullan was honored with the Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword for Women

*Baseball set a program and athletic department record for wins with 43 victories.

*Baseball won the fifth NCAA Tournament game in program history with an 8-5 victory over Saint Mary's in 13 innings at the Raleigh Regional. The win was the team's first in tournament play since 2002.

*Paul Kostacopoulos, head coach of the baseball team, won his 800th career game in February of 2016.

*Left-handed pitcher MIDN 1/C Luke Gillingham was selected in the 37th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays and signed with the organization to report to the Bluefield Blue Jays' minor league affiliate.

*2011 USNA and Navy Lightweight Rowing alum Edward King was chosen to the United States lightweight men's four crew for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He's the first Olympian from the Academy since David Robinson ('87) in 1996 and first rower since 1988 when Daniel Lyons ('81), Greg Montessi ('82) and John Walters ('85) competed at the Seoul Olympics.

*Water Polo center MIDN 1/C Robert Sutherland was selected to and competed in the USA Water Polo National League as a member of the USA NorCal team.

*Fifth-year head coach Rick Sowell became just the third coach in NCAA history to lead three different Div. I programs to the NCAA Tournament – Dartmouth in 2003, Stony Brook in 2010, Navy in 2016 (Jack Emmer and Tony Seaman are the other two). He is the ONLY active current coach to have achieved the feat.

*The athletic department won the Patriot League Presidents Cup for the third-consecutive year and for the fourth time in the last five years.

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