Weekend of Champions

Watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight (Go Caps!), I remembered that Navy is home to some new Patriot League Championships thanks to an excellent showing this past weekend. A few quick words on each:

Women’s Lacrosse – Six years ago, Navy did not have a Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team. Now Navy is home to a three-peat Patriot League champion. And as if winning three titles in a row isn’t impressive enough, the Mids went undefeated in league play this year. With a season record of 17-2 (a season opening loss at High Point and late March loss the only blemishes on the schedule), Navy now heads to Oregon for a play-in game to the NCAA tournament.

Golf – Winning the title for the first time since 2008, Navy now has 6 of the last 14 titles. And there could be no sweeter way to win it than edging out a 3 stroke victory over Army. With the win, Navy earns an automatic bid to the NCAA regionals in mid-May.

Men’s Tennis – Two championship titles at the expense of Army? In my Navy sports? It’s more likely than you think. The Navy men took down Army 4-1 in Annapolis to claim the league crown. Navy held serve on it’s #1 seed through the tourney and will now move on to the NCAA tourney, where Florida (12th seed out of 64) awaits. This is Navy’s 5th Men’s Tennis title in the last 6 years.

Not bad for a weekend, huh?

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4 Responses

  1. Even more impressive when you consider (1) the total enrollment numbers (especially women’s) (2) the total number of varsity sports (3) admission requirements (4) post graduation commitments – and then look at graduation numbers for all athletes. We certainly have a right to be proud of our school.

    • “… have proved the Sailor’s right to wear
      the Navy Blue and Gold.”

      BEAT ARMY!

  2. Hey, there’s no “like” button here.

  3. I’d like to see Sports Illustrated (or anyone) do an article on “Top Ten Sports Schools – per capita. I’m sure Navy would be near the top.

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