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2012 Men's Lacrosse Season Previews: Navy


2012 Men's Lacrosse Season Previews:
Georgetown | Johns HopkinsLoyola | MarylandNavyTowson | UMBC •
2012 Women's Lacrosse Season Previews:
Georgetown | Johns Hopkins | Loyola | Maryland | Navy | Towson | UMBC •

By Barrett Neale

Coach: Rick Sowell, first season
Conference: Patriot League
2011 record: 4-9, 2-4

Rick Sowell enters his first season at the helm of a Midshipmen squad picked fifth out of seven teams in the Patriot League preseason poll. Nine players from the 2011 team graduated, but only two were starters.

Among the eight returning starters are leading scorers Sam Jones and Tucker Hull, sophomore attackmen who each had 23 goals and 15 assists last year. Hull, the 2011 PL Rookie of the Year, earned honorable mention on Inside Lacrosse's preseason All-America list.

Senior faceoff specialist Logan West, one of the team's co-captains, finished first on the team in ground balls (45) and held a 52.1 faceoff win percentage during the 2011 season. His co-captain is senior attackman Taylor Reynolds, who started all 13 games last year and contributed 12 points.

2012 Schedule
Feb. 11 vs. VMI
Feb. 19 at Jacksonville
Feb. 25 vs. North Carolina
March 3 vs. Bucknell
March 10 at Lafayette
March 13 at Towson
March 17 vs. Holy Cross
March 24 at Colgate
March 30 vs. Lehigh
April 6 at Maryland
April 14 at Army
April 21 vs. Johns Hopkins

Issue 170: February 2012

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