Football Bye...But Busy Nonetheless
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As everyone knows, it is a much-needed bye week for Navy Football. We hoped to be 2-0. We expected 1-1. Instead we got 0-2. What are Kenny and the staff doing to adjust this week so the late September visit to East Carolina doesn’t result in an 0-3 record? Our team will be at practice this week to talk to the players and give you some insight from their perspective...see below and on our Instagram for players interviews and be sure to follow Wags on Twitter for his latest.
Quiet week this week with just two results so far:
Thu., Sep 15 Water Polo losses a tough one to Air Force 12 - 13 Recap
Tue., Sep 13 Men's Soccer finishes preseason play with a win over Longwood 1 - 0 Recap
Conversation with Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation President and CEO Jeff Webb & Vietnam POW Paul Galanti '62:
After practice conversation w/ Sophomore Fullback Anton Hall Jr:
After practice conversation w/ Junior Linebacker Will Harbour:
The Patriot League announced its weekly cross country accolades, and Navy runners Elizabeth Sullivan (Portsmouth, R.I.) and Mia Claire Kezal (Saco, Maine) were selected as the Runner and Rookie of the Week, respectively. The duo helped Navy to a third-place finish in Penn State's Spiked Shoe Invitational.
Sullivan was Navy's top finisher. She finished 11th overall in the individual competition with a time of 21:33.5 – just 1.5 seconds back of the top 10. The senior posted the fastest time in a 6K race of any Midshipmen this season by 19 seconds.
Kezal was Navy's top freshman finisher at the meet, posting a time of 21:54.3 in the 6K race. Her time was the top freshman time for Navy and the sixth-best among freshmen in the meet – tops among Patriot League competitors. The rookie finished 24th overall.
Rob Friedrich, the Tom & Candy Knudson Director of the Navy Rowing and head coach of the heavyweight team, announced on Tuesday that Alex Kincaid has joined the heavyweight's coaching staff. Additionally, Ethan Shoemaker, the Mids' second-year assistant coach, has been promoted to the recruiting coordinator position for the program.
A talented competitor and coach from the Maryland-D.C. area, Kincaid served as a coxswain for four years with the heavyweight team at Washington College before joining the coaching ranks as a rowing coach with DeMatha Catholic High School and most recently as the head coach at Catholic University.
The Navy volleyball team closed its pre-Patriot League slate of matches by defeating Notre Dame (3-5) in four sets, Saturday afternoon at the ODU Volleyball Center in Norfolk, Va. The match was the first between the teams and Navy's first against a current Atlantic Coast Conference team in six seasons. The last time the Mids defeated a current ACC team was Oct. 2, 2981, when Navy defeated Virginia in a match that was the best of three sets.
Setter Averi Miller (Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.), who surpassed 1,000 assists for her career in the match (1,031), was named to the all-tournament team. She averaged 10.85 assists and 2.46 digs per set over the course of the team's five-set loss to Old Dominion, four-set loss to East Carolina and four-set win over Notre Dame.
Fri., Sep 16
Women’s Tennis compete at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic Friday through Sunday
Men’s Tennis compete here in the Joe Hunt Invite in Annapolis starting at 10am Friday and continuing through the weekend.
Volleyball is at Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. 6:00 p.m.
M&W cross country host the Navy Invitational, Annapolis, Md. 6:00 p.m.
Women’s soccer host defending Patriot League champ Bucknell, Annapolis, Md. 7:00 PM
Sat., Sep 17
Offshore Sailing host the Hospice Cup and compete for the Shields Trophy in Annapolis Saturday and Sunday all day
Intercollegiate Sailing compete in the Faye Bennet MAISA Women's Singlehandeds and the Chesapeake Invitational in Annapolis all day Saturday and Sunday.
Women’s Golf compete in the Nittany Lion Invitational on the Penn State Blue Course Saturday and Sunday
Men’s Rugby host Mount St. Mary's (Md.) Annapolis, Md.11:00 A.M.
Women’s Rugby take on American International College, Denville, N.J.11:00 A.M.
Water Polo plays USC and Occidental in Davis, Calif., 4:00 P.M. & 6:00 P.M. respectively
Men’s soccer opens the PL season Saturday at Bucknell in Lewisburg at 6pm.
Volleyball is at Army 6:00 p.m.
Water Polo play San Jose St in Davis, Calif. at 12:15 P.M.
For a complete listing of times and locations visit Navysports.com
That’s it, folks. Until next week….Beat Army.
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