Archive: Navy

Season In Review: Navy

NAVY* Finished: 10-6, lost in NCAA quarterfinals to Johns Hopkins *-Note: Class years used are for 2009 season. MVP: Junior attackman Tim Paul. A revelation. Finished with 26 goals; the Midshipmen were 10-3 in games in which he scored a goal. (And perhaps more pointedly, were 0-3 when he did...

By Christian Swezey | May 29, 2008; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

If You're Watching, Navy-JHU II Edition

Some of the great books in recent times have been told from the perspective of different viewpoints--including As I Lay Dying by Faulkner and Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. So it is with "If You're Watching." I try and tell what different strata of lacrosse viewers should keep an eye on--for...

By Christian Swezey | May 16, 2008; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Navy Insider Checks In

Former DeMatha coach Dick Long was a member of the Navy team that won the national title in 1967. He recently was inducted into the Potomac Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse's Hall of Fame and sent dozens of players to play in college, including two Division I all-American midfielders last year...

By Christian Swezey | May 12, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (4)

If You're Watching, Navy-North Carolina

Navy at North Carolina When: 7:30 p.m., Fetzer Field. TV: ESPNU Radio: WNAV-AM 1430, WFED-AM 1050. Records: Midshipmen 9-5, Tar Heels 8-5 What to Watch if You're a Casual Fan North Carolina has an extremely balanced offense: Several players are in double-figures in scoring. The leader in assists, freshman A...

By Christian Swezey | May 10, 2008; 06:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

When Navy Heard the News

For the most part, the Navy lacrossse team did not gather to watch the NCAA tournament selection show on Sunday night because it was in the middle of exams. Junior midfielder Shane Durkin said he was in the library studying for a thermodynamics exam but was getting phone calls from...

By Christian Swezey | May 8, 2008; 02:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

What Happened to Navy?

Walking out of Byrd Stadium with my construction hard hat on (long story) following Navy's 5-4 victory over Maryland on April 4, I was certain of one thing: Navy had just clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament. Yet as April ends, Navy hasn't won since and now is left...

By Christian Swezey | April 28, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Keeping It Hot, 4/26

An Oddity in the Duke-UNC series Duke has won seven in a row over North Carolina. Yet several times in that run, UNC has started the game well. That held true in the ACC semifinals on Friday: Senior longstick defender Tim Kaiser scored following a faceoff to give the Tar...

By Christian Swezey | April 26, 2008; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

After Further Review: Hopkins-Navy

A CSI: Lax-style look at some trends that emerged from Johns Hopkins's 12-5 win over Navy on Saturday. 1.) Rest is Helping Stephen Peyser Johns Hopkins freshman MF Matt Dolente won 6 of 10 faceoffs against Navy and 3 of 5 against Maryland. Those are important contributions: As we wrote...

By Christian Swezey | April 22, 2008; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

If You're Watching

Johns Hopkins at Navy TV: CBS College Sports Radio: WFED-1050 AM, WNAV-1430 AM, WVIE-1370. Records: Blue Jays 4-5, Midshipmen 9-3 Reasons to Watch *See if Navy can end a 33-year losing streak in the series. *A crowd of 20,000 is possible. *The atmosphere will be something special. The Brigade of...

By Christian Swezey | April 19, 2008; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

First Look at Hopkins-Navy

Today we have insights from a Navy grad and a Hopkins grad on the Hopkins-Navy game Saturday. Oh, these guys also are a pair of Hall of Famers: former Navy midfielder Dick Long and former Hopkins goalie Larry Quinn. We are whimperingly grateful for their contributions and very much hope...

By Christian Swezey | April 17, 2008; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Well Worth the Trip

Navy senior D Jordan DiNola said he and 10 teammates took an RV to the Navy-Notre Dame football game in South Bend last November. Another 15 or so teammates attended the game as well. The significance being that Navy's victory in triple overtime that day ended a 43-year losing streak...

By Christian Swezey | April 17, 2008; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Week That Was, Part I

Patrick Stevens has a very interesting note on his blog for the Washington Times. Saturday was the first time that our four local teams--Georgetown, Maryland, Navy and Virginia--had ever lost on the same day. They had lost on the same weekend before, but not the same day. Speaking of lost...

By Christian Swezey | April 14, 2008; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Army-Navy

Thanks to everyone who made the first TFBO2F chat such a success. As a thank-you, here is US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Hall of Famer Dick Long's take on Army-Navy. Long played for Navy in the 1960s and he did some CSI:-like sleuthing to get the "gouge" on Army. Navy at...

By Christian Swezey | April 11, 2008; 02:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Season Thus Far: Navy

Navy (9-2) Highlights * 5-4 win over Maryland was its third consecutive win at Byrd Stadium. * 3-2 record in one-goal games. Midshipmen went 0-3 in such games last year. MVP: D Brendan Teague, senior Has won his matchups against Bucknell's Austin Winters, Colgate's Matt Lalli and Maryland's Grant Catalino....

By Christian Swezey | April 7, 2008; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Updated--Final Thought on Navy-Maryland, Plus UVa Goalie Update

This was cut out of my game story for space purposes, but Navy turned the ball over on 14 of its 16 second-half possessions against Maryland on Friday night. Also--fifth-year senior Bud Petit started in goal for Virginia. And The Diamondback has a story about what happened with Travis Reed....

By Christian Swezey | April 6, 2008; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Navy-UMd Links

Navy Insider Dick Long is still on vacation. Apparently he brought his laptop...We'll get to that below, as well as a little other business from there. We also are trying to find out whether Travis Reed will play against Hopkins. Also--an assist to Lax Swami, with a hockey assist to...

By Christian Swezey | April 5, 2008; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Statistic for Tonight

11-5 Combined score by which Maryland led Georgetown, North Carolina and Virginia at the end of the first quarter (5-2 vs the Hoyas, 3-2 vs UNC and 3-1 vs UVa). Getting the early lead has helped the Terrapins be like a boa constrictor to their opponents: They get the early...

By Christian Swezey | April 4, 2008; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

TFBO2F's Georgetown-Navy Scouting Report

Dick Long was a member of the Navy team that won the national title in 1967. As coach at DeMatha, he retired in 2005 having won seven consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles. He was inducted into the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse's Hall of Fame last month. Several DeMatha...

By Christian Swezey | March 27, 2008; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (6)

Update--Navy's Goalie Situation

--UPDATED--2:45 p.m.--Tommy Phelan will start in goal on Saturday, according to Coach Richie Meade. Navy starting goalie Matt Coughlin remains questionable to play against Georgetown on Saturday, Coach Richie Meade said. Meade said Coughlin's treatment for a hamstring injury "is progressing," but he has been limited in practice this week....

By Christian Swezey | March 27, 2008; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (4)

 
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