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Table of Contents

General Information

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Location Annapolis, Md. Founded October 10, 1845 Enrollment 4,400 Nickname Midshipmen, Mids Colors Navy Blue and Gold Conference Patriot League Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, USN Commandant Capt. Robert E. Clark II, USN Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk Athletics Website www.navysports.com Academy Website www.usna.edu

Team Information

Head Coach Karen Boyle Alma Mater Bowling Green ’79 Office Phone (410) 293-5579 E-mail boyle@usna.edu Record at Navy (Years) 122-20 (23 yrs.) Home Course USNA Cross Country Course Course Distance 6,000 meters 2009 Dual Meet Record 5-1 First Year of Program (Years) 1983 (26 yrs.) All-Time Record 145-25 (.853)

Support Staff

Officer Representative ENS Erica Zill Faculty Representative Asst. Prof. Dianne Luning Prak Associate AD/Compliance/SWA Loretta Lamar Senior Accountant Sarah White Athletic Trainer Amanda Culton Equipment Operations Daniel Boeckenhauer Managers Kim Bernardy, Cara Fisher & Katey Foran

Sports Information SID Contact Office Phone Office Fax E-mail SID Mailing Address

Jeff Barnes (410) 293-8771 (410) 293-8954 barnes@usna.edu 566 Brownson Road Annapolis, MD 21402

2010 Schedule

Date Meet/Opponent Site Time Fri., Sept. 3 Lehigh Valley Iinvitational Bethlehem, Pa. 5:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 Harry Groves Invitational University Park, Pa. 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 18 Salty Dog Invitational Annapolis, Md. 11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 25 Griak Invitational St. Paul, Minn. 1:55 p.m. Fri., Oct. 1 Great American Festival Cary, N.C. 5:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16 Army Annapolis, Md. 11:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 30 Patriot League Championship Easton, Pa. 12 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Champ. University Park, Pa. 12 p.m. Mon., Nov. 22 NCAA Championships Terre Haute, Ind. TBA Home meet in bold, at USNA Cross Country Course...all times Eastern, subject to change

2009 Results (5-1)

Date Meet/Opponent Result/Top Navy Runner Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals* 5-0 record (duals)/Amy Watson (Third) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Invitational# 3rd of 8/Brigid Byrne (14th) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational# 2nd of 3/Amy Watson (11th) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Reg’l Chall.# 3rd of 8/Annie Barry (11th) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run# 12th of 40/Amy Watson (28th) Oct. 16 at Army (Star Meet)# L, 24-31/Katie Rentz (3rd) Oct. 31 at Patriot League Championship# 3rd of 8/Brigid Byrne (9th) Nov. 14 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch.# 11th of 27/Brigid Byrne (44th) * denotes 5,000-meter race # denotes 6,000-meter race

2010 Roster Name Annie Barry Kim Bernardy Jacqueline Blackburn Aimee Brenner Sarah Burns Brigid Byrne Samantha Carl J.J. Everist Cara Fisher Katey Foran Kellie Hall Mollie Hebda Lauren Hendrix Rachael Honrath Mary Jordan Zatha Loewen Ashley Mannix Kelly Maw Marina McGrail Liz Milewski Erin Neumann Jess Palacio Bethany Rahall Katie Rentz Chloe Staab Katie Taylor Ellie Webster

Cl. So. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr.

Ht. 5-8 5-8 5-5 5-2 5-2 5-7 5-7 5-5 5-3 5-5 5-2 5-5 5-10 5-6 5-2 5-6 5-1 5-5 5-7 5-6 5-5 5-7 5-1 5-5 5-7 5-3 5-8

Hometown / High School / Last School Crestwood, Ky. / Oldham County Highland,Calif./Redlands EastValley/Cal State San Bernardino Wayne, Pa. / Villa Maria Academy Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg Rochester Hills, Mich. / Notre Dame Prep Vienna,Va. / James Madison Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon Dell Rapids, S.D. / St. Mary Catholic Highland, Md. / River Hill Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa Stafford,Va. / Brooke Point Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Hills Palmdale, Calif. / Quartz Hill Manasquan, N.J. / Manasquan Lewisville, Texas / Lewisville Hampstead, N.C. / Topsail Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek Raleigh, N.C. / Cardinal Gibbons Manchester,Vt. / St. Andrews School (Del.) Bryn Mawr, Pa. / Radnor / William & Mary Wray, Colo. / Wray Sun Valley, Nev. / Spanish Springs Yorktown,Va. / Grafton San Diego, Calif. / Mt. Carmel Chino Hills, Calif. / Chino Hills Salem, Ore. / South Salem Reno, Nev. / Galena

Head Coach: Karen Boyle (24th season, Bowling Green ’79) Team Captain: Katie Rentz

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Quick Facts Head Coach Karen Boyle 2010 Outlook Midshipmen Bios 2009 Meet-by-Meet Results All-Time Letterwinners Year-by-Year & Course Records Navy Head Coaches The U.S. Naval Academy Academy History & Traditions Chet Gladchuk, Director of Athletics Academic Achievement In the Community The Patriot League Annapolis & the Chesapeak Region Blue & Gold


Karen Boyle

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Head Coach • 24th Season Bowling Green ‘79 Karen Boyle has enjoyed much success during her 23 years as Navy’s head coach, guiding her teams to a 122-20 (.859) mark over her career, including an impressive 211 (.955) record in dual-scored meets over the last-four seasons. At the helm in 2009, she guided the Midshipmen to a 5-1 record in dual-scored meets, a third-place finish at the Patriot League Championship and an 11th-place performance at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship. For the second time in her career, Boyle had one of her runners earn Patriot League Rookie-of-the-Year honors, as Brigid Byrne led all freshmen across the finish line at the league championship. During Boyle’s tenure, five Navy runners have competed at the NCAA Division I Championship. Boyle’s first national championship qualifier came in 1992 with Kerry O’Neill, followed by Jackie Hayes in 1995, Rebecca Cline in 1997, Melissa Foon in 2000 and Amy Watson in 2008. Boyle has led the Mids to significant honors on both the Division II (1987-1990) and Division I (1991-present) levels. In Navy’s last-four years of Division II competition, Boyle coached the Mids to three-straight undefeated seasons and four-consecutive top-five finishes in the NCAA Division II Championship, with five runners garnering All-America honors. Boyle was named Eastern Region Coach of the Year in three-straight seasons (1988-90). Boyle guided the program into the Division I ranks in 1991, and the Mids immediately achieved success by capturing the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. In 1997 and 2007, Boyle was named Navy’s Fall Coach of the Year after she led Navy to an undefeated season. In 2007 and again in ’08, she was recognized as the Patriot League Coach of the Year. As a coach with the track team, she guided Marty Shue to a title in the indoor 1,500meter run at the NCAA Championship. In 1995, Boyle was selected as team leader for the USA Ekiden International Marathon in Beijing, China. She was also selected to help rewrite the level I track & field certification curriculum at the USA Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1999, she received her C.S.C.S. certification as a nationally accredited certified strength and conditioning specialist.The summer of 2001 saw Boyle serve as an assistant track & field coach for Team USA in the Deaf Track & Field World Games, held in Rome, Italy. Boyle, a 1979 graduate of Bowling Green, received her degree in physical education and earned her master’s degree in athletic administration and recreation from her alma mater in 1982. Athletically, she competed in both track and lacrosse, specializing in the 400 and 4x400-meter relay on the track and was a leading scorer for the Falcons' lacrosse squad. Her coaching career began at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where she coached the women’s cross country and track & field teams from 1984-86, developing two national champions and nine All-Americans. Boyle is a tenured professor in the Naval Academy’s Physical Education Department, teaching personal conditioning, rock climbing, kayaking and triathlon training. Boyle also participates in road races and triathlons. Administratively, Boyle served as the president of the NCAA Division I Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association (1999-2001), as well as a committee member on the USA Track & Field Coaching Education Board and the United States Track Coaches Association Long Distance Advisory Board.

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Year-by-Year Record at Navy Year 1987 1988 1989 1990 D-II 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 D-I Totals

Record 5-2 6-0 5-0 4-0 20-2 4-2 6-0 10-1 7-1 5-3 5-0 9-2 6-0 5-1 6-0 5-1 0-2 3-2 4-1 6-1 5-0 4-0 7-0 5-1 102-18 122-20

Pct. .714 1.000 1.000 1.000 .909 .667 1.000 .909 .875 .625 1.000 .818 1.000 .833 1.000 .833 .000 .600 .800 .857 1.000 1.000 1.000 .833 .850 .859

vs. Army L, 24-31 W, 23-34 W, 16-45 W, 15-46 3-1 (.750) W, 23-36 W, 17-45 W, 20-43 W, 23-38 W, 25-34 W, 27-28 L, 23-34 W, 21-36 L, 20-42 W, 20-41 L, 19-40 L, 26-29 L, 18-41 L, 25-30 L, 20-41 W, 21-38 W, 23-38 W, 15-48 L, 24-31 11-8 (.579) 14-9 (.609)

Boyle’s Accomplishments

Recognized as 2007 and ’08 Patriot League Coach of the Year • Named Navy’s 1997 and ’07 Fall Coach of the Year after leading the Mids to an undefeated season. • Coached five NCAA Division I Championship qualifiers in cross country. • Guided Navy’s Marty Shue to a 1,500-meter NCAA Indoor title in 1991. • Served as the president of the NCAA Division I Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association from 1999-2001. • Named head coach of the first women’s cross country team at Heidelberg College in 1984. • Coached nine All-Americans and two national champions (high jump and 1500 meters) in track and field as head coach at Heidelberg from 1983-86. •

Boyle’s Career Timeline • Bowling

Green State B.S. Physical Education in 1979 M.S. Athletic Administration and Recreation in 1982 • Heidelberg Collge (1984-86) Head Coach Cross Country and Track & Field • U.S. Naval Academy (1987-present) Head Coach - Cross Country Assistant Coach - Track & Field


Season Outlook

Katie Rentz

Brigid Byrne

Another sophomore that had a successful 2009 is Annie Barry as she earned Patriot League Rookie and Runner of the Week in consecutive weeks early in the season. Two sophomores that have made an impact on the team since returning to the Academy for the fall are Jacqueline Blackburn and Liz Milewski. Both have been impressive leading up to the start of the 2010 season. “Jacqueline and Liz have been very strong so far,” Boyle said. Ashley Mannix, Chloe Staab and newcomer Aimee Brenner round out the sophomore class. With the departure of a large senior class from a season ago, Boyle brought in an even more sizeable freshman class in 2010 as nine newcomers will join the team. Not only is the class large in size, but it is also substantial in talent as the Mids expect significant contributions from their freshman. “We have several freshman that, once they adjust and get their base, will be great contributors to the team,” Boyle said. Samantha Carl, J.J. Everist, Kellie Hall, Lauren Hendrix, Rachel Honrath, Mary Jordan, Zatha Loewen, Kelly Maw and Ellie Webster are the nine women that joined the team in August. Lowen, a two-time North Carolina cross country state champion, is just one of the many gifted newcomers that will contribute. “So many of the freshmen have looked good in training so far,” said Boyle. “There’s always an adjustment in transitioning to college racing but these freshmen will make an impact as the season goes on.” Critical to success, in any sport, is always team chemistry. With a such strong mix of talent in all four classes and considerable depth, the Mids know that coming together quickly as a team will only further increase their prospects for a successful season. “Team chemistry is a huge factor in how far we can go this season,” Boyle said. “If we gel as a team, we will definitely be successful.” And should the Mids gel quickly, the ceiling for their success in 2010 is limitless. “This team is as talented as any other team we’ve had here that has won championships,” said Boyle. “It’s certainly going to take a collective effort and anyone is capable of leading the team each week. We’re really looking forward to getting going.”

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Just two years removed as Patriot League Champions, the 2010 Navy women’s cross country team is poised to make another run at the title. With a solid group of runners in the upper classes, the Mids also added several talented freshmen to the mix this season, giving them the depth needed for a championship run. “Our seniors certainly provide great leadership,” said 24th-year head coach Karen Boyle. “We also have some very capable runners up and down the roster in every other class.” Headlining the senior class is captain Katie Rentz, who along with fellow classmates Sarah Burns, Erin Neumann, and Bethany Rahall, will provide the team’s much needed experience. “Sarah is a really strong runner – the longer the race, the better she gets,” said Boyle. “Erin provides more speed and Bethany is a very consistent runner. Katie has provided power up front for us ever since she was a freshman.” The four seniors combined to run in 21 meets last season and Rentz, a 2008 First-Team All-Patriot League selection, was one of Navy’s top-three finishers in five of the seven races in which she competed. Like the senior class, the junior class also has just four members. While the two classes may be small in size, their contribution to the team’s success is anything but. Mollie Hebda, Marina McGrail, Jess Palacio and Katie Taylor all competed in at least three meets last season. “Jess and Mollie have each ran very well so far in training,” Boyle said. “They will both be critical to our success this season.” Palacio posted Navy’s fourth-best time at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship last season and garnered all-league honors in 2008. A season after competing in just three meets, Hebda has made great strides since her sophomore campaign and figures to be in the mix in every race in 2010. Sophomore Brigid Byrne had a breakout season as a freshman last year. The Vienna, Va., native was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year. At the league championship, she led all Navy runners, placing ninth overall to earn Second-Team All-Patriot League honors. On two occasions last year she was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. “Brigid had an outstanding freshman year,” Boyle said. “She is very talented and will be one of our top runners again this season.”


Sarah Burns

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Senior Rochester Hills, Mich. Notre Dame Prep

2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:25.84 13 of 66 (8) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 24:05.92 32 of 109 (7) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 24:33 29 of 42 (9) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Reg. Chall. (6k) 23:20.4 25 of 82 (4) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 22:54 224 of 363 (9) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 22:49.4 12 of 24 (6) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 24:28.2 30 of 89 (7) Nov. 14 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch. (6k) 24:02 104 of 190 (6) 2008: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s Invitational (5k) 21:19.33 36 of 66 (22) Sept. 6 at Fordham Invitational (5k) 21:38.22 106 of 233 (22) Sept. 13 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 26:06 76 of 158 (19) 2007: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 31 at Covered Bridge Open (5k) 21:40.89 78 of 116 (24) Sept. 15 Salty Seadog Invitational (6k) 25:35 61 of 96 (20) Sept. 28 at Paul Short Invitational - JV (6k) 25:08 195 of 409 (14) Oct. 13 at Lafayette Invitational (6k) 23:46 93 of 122 (10) High School: • Attended Notre Dame Preparatory School, where she was a four-time letterwinner on both the cross country and soccer teams • Helped the cross country squad to back-to-back Catholic League titles in 2006-07 • Was a four-time all-league runner and soccer player • Also an all-region and state championship qualifier in cross country • Served as cross country team captain in 2006 and '07 • Honored with the school's 2007 Athlete-of-the-Year Award • Fulfilled the role of Secretary in the National Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Richard and Jennifer Burns • Born July 19, 1989, in Rochester, Mich. • Majoring in political science

Erin Neumann Senior Wray Colo. Wray

2009: • Did not see any action 2008: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s Invitational (5k) 20:17.30 20 of 66 (13) Sept. 6 at Fordham Invitational (5k) 20:01.56 28 of 233 (10) Sept. 13 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 24:30.91 38 of 158 (12) Sept. 27 at Roy Griak Invitational (6k) 24:33.9 162 of 222 (13) 2007: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 31 at Covered Bridge Open (5k) 20:52.92 63 of 116 (15) Sept. 8 at Dartmouth Invitational (5k) 22:29.5 30 of 54 (13) High School: • Attended Wray High School, where she earned four letters in track, basketball and volleyball • Named all-state and all-conference in track as a junior and senior • Captained the track and basketball teams in 2007 • Member of state, regional and league champion 4x800-meter relay team as a senior • Captured the regional and league titles in the 800-meter run in 2007 • An all-state point guard with the basketball team during her senior year • Basketball team advanced to the state championship in 2007 • Wendy's High School Heisman state winner Personal: • Daughter of Jan and Dan Neumann • Born June 2, 1989, in Yokosuka, Japan • Majoring in ocean engineering

Sarah Burns

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Erin Neumann


Bethany Rahall Senior Yorktown,Va. Grafton

Senior San Diego, Calif. Mt. Carmel

Career Honors: • First-Team All-Patriot League (2008) • Patriot League Runner of the Week (Sept. 30, 2008; Oct. 7, 2008; Oct. 21, 2008) • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2007, '08) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:38.08 15 of 66 (9) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 23:34.88 16 of 109 (2) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 23:17 17 of 42 (2) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 21:56 100 of 363 (3) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 21:51.5 3 of 24 (1) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Championship (6k) 24:22.4 25 of 89 (6) Nov. 14 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch. (6k) 23:23 67 of 190 (3) 2008: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s Invitational (5k) 19:02.22 3 of 66 (2) Sept. 6 at Fordham Invitational (5k) 19:04.20 4 of 233 (2) Sept. 13 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 23:33 17 of 158 (5) Sept. 27 at Roy Griak Invitational (6k) 22:26.7 42 of 222 (1) Oct. 3 at Paul Short Run (6k) 21:29 43 of 301 (1) Oct. 18 vs. Army - Star Meet (6k) 22:17 1 of 24 (1) Nov. 1 at Patriot League Championship (6k) 21:33.8 3 of 85 (2) Nov. 15 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch. (6k) 23:17 41 of 191 (2) 2007: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 31 at Covered Bridge Open (5k) 19:29.53 23 of 116 (3) Sept. 8 at Dartmouth Invitational (5k) 21:14.1 8 of 54 (3) Sept. 15 Salty Seadog Invitational (6k) 23:20 15 of 96 (2) Sept. 28 at Paul Short Invitational (6k) 23:20 170 of 317 (7) Oct. 12 at Army - Star Meet (6k) 26:35.52 18 of 23 (10) Oct. 27 at Patriot League Championship (6k) 23:47.3 67 of 86 (12) High School: • Attended Mt. Carmel High School, where she earned four letters in track, three in cross country and three in soccer • Captained her cross country and track teams • Three-time all-county cross country runner • Four-time all-county runner on the track team • Selected team MVP of both the cross country and track teams • Named 2006 cross country scholar-athlete of the year • Member of the National Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Anne and Thomas Rentz • Father, Thomas, and uncle, John, are Class of 1978 graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy • Grandfather, Frank, also graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy • Born March 24, 1989, in Canberra, Australia • Majoring in oceanography

Bethany Rahall

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Career Honors: • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2008) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 20:31.33 32 of 66 (16) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 24:53.99 44 of 109 (9) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 24:28 26 of 42 (7) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Regional Chall. (6k) 23:31.9 31 of 82 (5) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 23:12 266 of 363 (10) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 23:13.4 18 of 24 (10) 2008: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s Invitational (5k) 20:11.52 18 of 66 (12) Sept. 6 at Fordham Invitational (5k) 20:22.59 42 of 233 (11) Sept. 13 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 24:30.10 37 of 158 (11) Sept. 27 at Roy Griak Invitational (6k) 24:05.3 138 of 222 (10) Oct. 18 vs. Army - Star Meet (6k) 23:59 17 of 24 (11) Nov. 1 at Patriot League Championship (6k) 22:21.5 26 of 85 (10) 2007: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 15 Salty Seadog Invitational (6k) 25:01 51 of 96 (15) Sept. 28 at Paul Short Invitational - JV (6k) 23:52 82 of 409 (6) Oct. 13 at Lafayette Invitational (6k) 22:23 37 of 122 (1) High School: • Attended Grafton High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner in cross country, track and swimming • Captained cross country and track teams during her senior year • Named all-region and all-district in her final two years • Member of the National Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Mary Etta and Ronald Rahall • Father, Ronald, is a Class of 1979 graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy • Born June 30, 1989, in Oakland, Calif. • Majoring in oceanography

Katie Rentz


Mollie Hebda

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Junior Pittsburgh, Pa. North Hills

2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:23.90 11 of 66 (7) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 24:14.10 35 of 109 (8) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 24:32.9 36 of 89 (9) 2008: • Did not see any action High School: • Attended North Hills High School, where she earned four letters in cross country, track and swimming • Claimed school's tri-athlete award in 2008 • Captained the swimming team during her senior year Personal: • Daughter of Joanne and J. Christopher Hebda • Born March 9, 1990, in Pittsburgh, Pa. • Sister, Stephanie, is a swimming & diving senior at the U.S. Naval Academy • Majoring in chemistry

Marina McGrail

Junior Manchester,Vt. St. Andrews (Del.)

Career Honors: • First-Team All-Patriot League (2008) • Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 30, 2008) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:55.54 18 of 66 (11) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 25:13.53 49 of 109 (12) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 25:24 39 of 42 (12) 2008: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s Invite (5k) 19:19.99 6 of 66 (5) Sept. 6 at Fordham Invitational (5k) 19:26.34 10 of 233 (6) Sept. 13 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 23:21 12 of 158 (3) Sept. 27 at Roy Griak Invitational (6k) 22:56.4 64 of 222 (3) Oct. 3 at Paul Short Run (6k) 22:08 97 of 301 (7) Oct. 18 vs. Army - Star Meet (6k) 22:26 4 of 24 (4) Nov. 1 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 21:37.7 4 of 85 (3) Nov. 15 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region (6k) 23:53 69 of 191 (6) High School: • Attended St. Andrews School, where she earned four letters in cross country and three in crew • Named an all-state and all-conference cross country runner during her senior year • Broke a school record and was named the team's MVP Personal: • Daughter of Martine Victor and William McGrail • Born June 19, 1990, in New York, N.Y. • Majoring in English

Marina McGrail

Mollie Hebda

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Jess Palacio

Junior Sun Valley, Nev. Spanish Springs

Jess Palacio

Junior Salem, Ore. South Salem

Career Honors: • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2009) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 20:06.47 22 of 66 (12) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 25:11.41 47 of 109 (11) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 24:32 28 of 42 (8) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 23:10.4 17 of 24 (9) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 25:39.4 68 of 89 (12) 2008: • Did not see any action High School: • Attended South Salem High School, where she lettered four times in cross country and once in track • Captained the cross country team as a senior • Helped the cross country squad to district titles in 2006 and '07 Personal: • Daughter of Margaret and William Taylor; Born March 13, 1990, in Portland, Ore. • Uncle, Hugh, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy • Majoring in ocean engineering

Annie Barry

Sophomore Crestwood, Ky. Oldham County

Career Honors: • Patriot League Honor Roll (2009) • Patriot League Runner of the Week (Sept. 29, 2009) • Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 22, 2009) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:17.75 10 of 66 (6) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 23:39.15 19 of 109 (3) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 23:28 18 of 42 (3) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Regional Chall. (6k) 22:28.2 11 of 82 (1) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 22:21 151 of 363 (6) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 22:24.1 10 of 24 (5) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 25:28.1 63 of 89 (11) High School: • Attended Oldham County High School, where she earned five letters in cross country, five in track and two in basketball • Five-time first-team all-state member in cross country • Earned first-team academic all-state accolades five times in cross country and three times in track • State finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Trophy • Graduated at the top of her class and served as senior class president • Member of the National Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Carla Spencer and Thomas Barry • Born July 11, 1991, in Louisville, Ky.

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Career Honors: • First-Team All-Patriot League (2008) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:54.36 17 of 66 (10) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 22:31 175 of 363 (8) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 22:51.8 14 of 24 (8) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 24:12.4 21 of 89 (4) Nov. 14 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch. (6k) 23:54 93 of 190 (5) 2008: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Aug. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s Invite (5k) 19:30.51 7 of 66 (6) Sept. 6 at Fordham Invitational (5k) 19:18.05 7 of 233 (4) Sept. 13 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 23:32 16 of 158 (4) Sept. 27 at Roy Griak Invitational (6k) 23:24.2 95 of 222 (7) Oct. 3 at Paul Short Run (6k) 21:40 57 of 301 (3) Oct. 18 vs. Army - Star Meet (6k) 22:19 2 of 24 (2) Nov. 1 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 21:42.6 6 of 85 (4) Nov. 15 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region (6k) 23:45 57 of 191 (3) High School: • Attended Spanish Springs High School, where she lettered in cross country, track, swimming and rifle • Won the coaches award in cross country in 2004 Personal: • Daughter of Sherry and Romeo Palacio • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two-a nd-a-half years, attaining the rank of Corporal (E-4) • Earned Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal • Born Sept. 30, 1986, in Reno, Nev. • Majoring in oceanography

Katie Taylor


Jacqueline Blackburn

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Sophomore Wayne, Pa. Villa Maria Academy

Career Honors: • Patriot League Honor Roll (2009) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 20:16.65 27 of 66 (14) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 25:20.96 51 of 109 (13) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 24:53 34 of 42 (11) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Regional Chall. (6k) 23:52.8 37 of 82 (6) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 23:35.6 19 of 24 (11) High School: • Attended Villa Maria Academy, where she earned two letters in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track • Captained all-three of those teams during her senior year • Helped the track team win the league title in 2008 and '09 • Earned the Coaches Award in track as a senior • Member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Latin Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Mary Anne and Jeremy Blackburn • Born April 10, 1991, in Wynnewood, Pa.

Brigid Byrne

Sophomore Vienna,Va. James Madison

Career Honors: • Second-Team All-Patriot League (2009) • Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2009) • Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 9, 2009; Sept. 15, 2009) 2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 19:17.08 9 of 66 (5) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 23:32.88 14 of 109 (1) Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 23:30 19 of 42 (4) Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 21:49 83 of 363 (2) Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 22:00.2 5 of 24 (3) Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 23:22.5 9 of 89 (1) Nov. 14 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch. (6k) 22:47 44 of 190 (1) High School: • Attended James Madison High School, where she earned four letters in cross country, four in track and two in swimming • Captained both the cross country and track teams • Advanced to the state championship in track as a junior and a senior • Earned all-region honors on the track in 2008 and '09 • Claimed all-district accolades in cross country as a senior • Helped the track team to a district title as a sophomore in 2007 • Member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Amy and William Byrne • Mother,Amy (Donovan - maiden name), graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987 and earned four varsity letters with the women's cross country team • Father, Bill, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987, earned three varsity letters with football and co-captained the 1986 team • Uncle,Tom Donovan, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 • Grandfather, Francis Donovan, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1959 • Born Sept. 9, 1991, in San Diego, Calif.

Brigid Byrne

Jacqueline Blackburn

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Ashley Mannix

Sophomore Colorado Springs, Colo. Pine Creek

Sophomore Chino Hills, Calif. Chino Hills

2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 21:07.07 40 of 66 (20) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 25:39.69 57 of 109 (15) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Regional Chall. (6k) 25:01.6 60 of 82 (10) High School: • Attended Chino Hills High School, where she earned three letters in cross country and track • Captained both squads during her junior and senior years • Helped the team win league titles in cross country in 2007 and '08 • Member of the National Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Dawn and Timothy Staab • Born Feb. 7, 1991, in Orange, Calif.

Liz Milewski Sophomore Bryn Mawr, Pa. Radnor

2009: • Did not see any action Before Navy: • Spent two years at the College of William & Mary, where she competed one year with the cross country and track teams • Placed 24th overall in the Cavalier Open as a rookie with cross country • Ran the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters with the track team as a sophomore High School: • Attended Radnor High School, where she earned four letters in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track • Earned all-state honors with cross country during her senior year • Three-time all-league and all-conference selection in cross country • Four-time all-league and all-conference runner on the track • Helped the cross country team to a state title in 2006 • Captained all-three of those teams • Member of the National Honor Society Personal: • Daughter of Donna and Leonard Milewski • Born Feb. 1, 1989, in Haverford, Pa.

Samantha Carl Freshman Pittsburgh, Pa. Mt. Lebanon

High School: • Earned four letters in track and four in cross country at Mt. Lebanon High School • Key member of the cross country team that won the 2006 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League title • Won consecutive Mollenauer Awards in cross country (2007, ‘08) and also one in track (2008) • Named track team MVP in 2007 Personal: • Daughter of Dane and Gail Carl • Born Dec. 2, 1992

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2009: Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy) Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals (5k) 21:18.41 43 of 66 (21) Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 26:36.90 75 of 109 (21) Sept. 26 at Colonial Inter-Regional Chall. (6k) 25:07.4 61 of 82 (11) High School: • Attended Pine Creek High School, where she lettered in cross country and also played soccer • Helped the team advance to the state championship as a senior • Member of the Spanish and English National Honor Societies Personal: • Daughter of Ciria and Tracy Lostaunau • Born Dec. 27, 1990, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Chloe Staab


J.J. Everist

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Freshman Dell Rapids, S.D. St. Mary Catholic

High School: • Named cross country team captain in 2008 and ‘09 • Earned coaches award in 2009 • Captained the track team in 2009 and ‘10 Personal: • Daughter of Robert and Joette • Born Aug. 8, 1991 • Father, Robert, and grandfather, Rick, both attended the U.S. Naval Academy

Lauren Hendrix

Freshman Palmdale, Calif. Quartz Hill

High School: • Garnered All-Valley league honors in 2008 • Earned the High Desert Runners AAA Scholarship Award in 2009 • Named cross country team captain in 2009 • Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country Personal: • Daughter of Mark and Rebecca Hendrix • Born June 9, 1992

Mary Jordan

Kellie Hall

Freshman Stafford,Va. Brooke Point

High School: • Earned three letters both in track and cross country • Garnered All-State honors in the 800m and 4x800m relay in 2007 • 2008 regional track champion in the 4x800 • Captured the track district championship in the 1600m in 2008 and ‘09 • Helped track team to district titles in 2007 and ‘08 Personal: • Daughter of Billy and Lisa Hall • Born Sept. 17, 1992 • Sister, Anna, also attends the U.S. Naval Academy

Freshman Lewisville, Texas Lewisville

High School: • Two-time regional qualifier in track and cross country (2008 and ‘09) • Named cross country and track team captain three consecutive years (2008-10) • Earned a combined eight letters in cross country and track at Lewisville High School Personal: • Daughter of Carter and Mary Lynne Jordan • Born Nov. 11, 1991 • Brother, Josh, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2010

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Zatha Loewen

Freshman Hampstead, N.C. Topsail

Freshman Raleigh, N.C. Cardinal Gibbons

High School: • Helped lead Cardinal Gibbons High School to three consecutive North Carolina cross country state championships (2006-08) • Garnered cross country all-county honors in 2006 • Part of a 4x800m relay team that earned consecutive all-state honors in 2007 and ‘08 • All-region track honoree in 2007 • Collected a total of eight letters in cross country and track Personal: • Daughter of David and Stephanie Maw • Born Nov. 9, 1991

Ellie Webster Freshman Reno, Nev. Galena

High School: • Garnered all-state accolades as she helped Galena High School to the 2008 Northern Nevada cross country state championship • Part of the 4x800m relay team that won the 2009 Northern Nevada state championship • 2009 cross country team captain • Earned two letters in cross country and four letters in track Personal: • Daughter of Jeffrey and Bridget Webster • Born Dec. 7, 1991

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High School: • Posted two course-record times as she captured the North Carolina cross country state championship in 2006 and ‘07; was the first Topsail High School state champion in any sport • Finished in second place by less than one second in the 2009 cross country state championships • Helped lead the cross country team to its first team state championship in 2007 • Four-time regional cross country champion • Four-time cross country all-state selection and four-time cross country team MVP • Named cross country team captain as a senior • Part of the 2007 track and field team that won the state championship as she helped the 3200-meter relay team to a thrid-place finish; also took third in the 1600-meter and the 3200-meter runs • Recipient of the 2008 THS & USMC Distinguished Athlete Award Personal: • Daughter of Eric and Jennifer Loewen • Born May 17, 1992 • Niece of CDR John R. Johannesen (USN Ret.) USNA Class of 1981. Granddaughter of CDR Robert E. Johannesen (USN Ret.) USNA Class of 1960. Great-granddaughter of CAPT Philip F. Wakeman (USN Ret. Deceased) USNA Class of 1928

Kelly Maw


2009 MEET-BY-MEET RESULTS Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals

Paul Short Run

6 teams, 66 runners competed Navy dual-scoring record: 5-0 Navy Top-Seven Runners 3. Amy Watson 18:59.58 6. Anna Bernal 19:11.79 7. Lexa Gass 19:13.90 8. Erica Ziel 19:16.49 9. Brigid Byrne 19:17.08 10. Annie Barry 19:17.75 11. Mollie Hebda 19:23.90 Top-Five Average: 19:11.77 Top-Five Spread: 0:17.50

40 teams, 363 runners competed 12. Navy 28 83 98 115 126 (142) (147) --- 450 Navy Top-Seven Runners 28. Amy Watson 21:06 83. Brigid Byrne 21:49 100. Katie Rentz 21:56 121. Lexa Gass 22:06 133. Erica Ziel 22:12 151. Annie Barry 22:21 156. Anna Bernal 22:22 Top-Five Average: 21:50 Top-Five Spread: 1:06

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Sept. 4, 2009 • Emmitsburg, Md. • 5,000 meters

Salty Dog Open

Sept. 12, 2009 • Annapolis, Md. • 6,000 meters

8 teams, 109 runners competed 3. Navy 14 16 19 23 24 (26) (29) --96 Navy Top-Seven Runners 14. Brigid Byrne 23:32.88 16. Katie Rentz 23:34.88 19. Annie Barry 23:39.15 24. Anna Bernal 23:49.79 25. Erica Ziel 23:50.96 28. Lexa Gass 23:56.89 32. Sarah Burns 24:05.92 Top-Five Average: 23:41.53 Top-Five Spread: 0:18.08

Colgate Invitational

Sept. 19, 2009 • Hamilton, N.Y. • 6,000 meters

3 teams, 42 runners competed 2. Navy 8 10 11 12 13 (14) (19) --54 Navy Top-Seven Runners 11. Amy Watson 22:23 17. Katie Rentz 23:17 18. Annie Barry 23:28 19. Brigid Byrne 23:30 20. Lexa Gass 23:36 21. Anna Bernal 23:42 26. Bethany Rahall 24:28 Top-Five Average: 23:15 Top-Five Spread: 1:13

Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge

Sept. 26, 2009 • Williamsburg, Va. • 6,000 meters

8 teams, 82 runners competed 3. Navy 11 14 15 22 24 (28) (31) --86 Navy Top-Seven Runners 11. Annie Barry 22:28.2 16. Anna Bernal 22:45.6 17. Erica Ziel 22:49.6 25. Sarah Burns 23:20.4 31. Bethany Rahall 23:31.9 37. Jacqueline Blackburn 23:52.8 41. Jade Wright 24:01.5 Top-Five Average: 22:59.1 Top-Five Spread: 1:03.7

Oct. 2, 2009 • Bethlehem, Pa. • 6,000 meters

Army-Star Meet

Oct. 16, 2009 • West Point, N.Y. • 6,000 meters

1. Army 1 2 6 7 8 (11) (14) --24 2. Navy 3 4 5 9 10 (12) (13) --31 Navy Top-Seven Runners 3. Katie Rentz 21:51.5 4. Lexa Gass 21:59.1 5. Brigid Byrne 22:00.2 9. Anna Bernal 22:19.8 10. Annie Barry 22:24.1 12. Sarah Burns 22:49.4 13. Jenny Rubin 22:51.6 Top-Five Average: 22:06.9 Top-Five Spread: 0:32.6

Patriot League Championship

Oct. 30, 2009 • Hamilton, N.Y. • 6,000 meters

8 teams, 89 runners competed 3. Navy 9 16 19 21 22 (25) (30) --87 Navy Top-Seven Runners 9. Brigid Byrne 23:22.5 16. Anna Bernal 23:56.4 19. Lexa Gass 24:08.0 21. Jess Palacio 24:12.4 22. Amy Watson 24:14.4 25. Katie Rentz 24:22.4 30. Sarah Burns 24:28.2 Top-Five Average: 23:58.8 Top-Five Spread: 0:51.9

NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship

Nov. 14, 2009 • Princess Anne, Md. • 6,000 meters 27 teams, 190 runners competed 11. Navy 42 56 65 73 90 (100) (101) --- 326 Navy Top-Seven Runners 44. Brigid Byrne 22:47 58. Anna Bernal 23:10 67. Katie Rentz 23:23 75. Erica Ziel 23:39 93. Jess Palacio 23:54 104. Sarah Burns 24:02 105. Lexa Gass 24:03 Top-Five Average: 23:23 Top-Five Spread: 1:07

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2006 1983-86 1988-89 2003-06 2009 2006 1997-00 1991 2004, 07 1994-95 2007-09 2007 1983 1997 1986 2009 1985-86 2009

Emily Castro C Maureen Carr 1999-02 Emily Castro 2003-06 Zoe Cawlfield 1994-97 Jill Cesari 1992, 95 Rebecca Cline 1996-97 Amy Colvin 1987-89 Sara Colvin 1987-89 Kelley Conjelko 1991-92 Nora Connelly 1990-92 April Cooper 1988 Patricia Corsello 1985 Sarah Crouse 1991-93 Candi Cunningham 1990-91, 93

D Jeanne Daffron Nancy Daigler Jennifer Day Erin Demchko Gina DiPiero Amy Donovan Maureen Dooley

1995-96 1985 2002 2003-06 2002-03, 05 1983-86 2006-08

F Maria Filonczuk 1986-89 Elizabeth Fitzpatrick 1998-90 Kathryn Fitzpatrick 1987-88, 90 Sherri Flohr 2002 Melissa Foon 1997-00 Mary Forehand 1983 Gridska Forrest 1997 G Joanna Garciz Sophia Garcia Lexa Gass Erika Gompers Kathryn Graves Jennifer Graves Lagena Gray Stefani Green

1991 1998 2007-09 1991 1990-91 1991 1993-94, 96 1983-84

H Caitlyn Harrington Jackie Hayes Laura Herath Cheryl Herrick Dawn Hillman Nancy Honan Julia House

2006 1995-98 1990-93 1990 1985, 87-88 1983-84 1992

J Naomi Jackson Andria Johnson Juliann Jordan

1993-95 1993 2006

K Lori Kelley Kristyn Kern Erica Kolsch Wendy Krom

1992-95 2001, 04 1996 1983

L Michaele LaForge Emily Lai Almdale Laura Tanya Lehmann

Vicki Moore Maureen Moroney Kristine Mun

2005-07 1995 2008

N Sarah Newport Christine Niebuhr

2004 1991

O Nancy Olson Erin O'Marr Kathleen O’Neill Kerry O’Neill

1991-94 1998-99 1984, 86 1990-92

P Jess Palacio Sunita Pandya Stephanie Patterson Amy Pavlock Ingrid Peterson Lisa Procaccini

2008 1984 2000-03 1991 1998-00 1999-02

Q Sarah Quimby

1991-92

R Bethany Rahall Katie Rentz Patricia Restrepo Susan Richardson Brauna Rosenberg Jenny Rubin

2008 2007-09 1995 2006 1990 2007-08

S Erica Sahler Kayla Sax Suzanne Sclafani

1983-85 2008 1996, 98

Jennifer Scott Martha Shue Sandra Smith Susie Stewart Melanie Stock T Christine Taranto Tina Terry

1988 1988-90 1997-00 1988, 90-91 1998-01 2003-04 2002

V Kelly VanDyke Jolene Vanyo

1988-89 1996, 98-99

W Janet Walters Sara Waters Amy Watson Anne Watt Regina Ware Shevaun Webster Justine Whipple Abby Wilder Aletha Williams Ana Wilson Katherine Wirtz Carol Womack

1983-85 2001 2007-09 1984, 86 1997 1985-86 2003-06 2000-01 1990, 92-93 1997-98 2007-08 1985, 88

Y Robin Young Z Erica Ziel

1984 2007-09

1983-84, 86 1985-86 1993 1994-97

M Colleen Maloney Kim Marks Marina McGrail Kimberly McGreevy Susan McGrill Kyleigh Millhouse Michelle Montgomery

2003 1987 2008 1993-94 1983-84 2004-07 1990-93

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Erica Ziel

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B Kaitlin Baker Mary Balch Karen Barker Allison Barlow Annie Barry Jade Baum Amy Baxter Amy Beauman Arwyn Becker Jessica Berlowski Anna Bernal Brittney Boucher Yvonne Bressler Rebecca Bryan Sara Burk Sarah Burns Laura Bush Brigid Byrne


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YEAR-BY-YEAR HISTORY/ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

Pl. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

P l. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Record 3-3 8-0 6-1 6-1 5-2 6-0 5-0 4-0 4-2 6-0 10-1 7-1 5-3 5-0 9-2 6-0 5-1 6-0 5-1 0-2 3-2 4-1 6-1 5-0 4-0 7-0 5-1 145-25

Pct. .500 1.000 .857 .857 .714 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 1.000 .909 .875 .625 1.000 .818 1.000 .833 1.000 .833 .000 .600 .800 .857 1.000 1.000 1.000 .833 .853

Home 1-2 8-0 3-1 5-1 5-1 6-0 2-0 4-0 3-0 4-0 9-1 4-0 2-2 4-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 5-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 6-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 92-11

Pct. .333 1.000 .750 .833 .833 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .900 1.000 .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .500 .000 1.000 1.000 --1.000 --.893

vs. Army Site n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a L, 27-29 Navy L, 24-31 Army W, 23-34 Navy W, 16-45 Army W, 15-46 Navy W, 23-36 Army W, 17-45 Navy W, 20-43 Army W, 23-38 Navy W, 25-34 Navy W, 27-28 Army L, 23-34 Army W, 21-36 Navy L, 20-42 Army W, 20-41 Navy L, 19-40 Army L, 26-29 Navy L, 18-41 Army L, 25-30 Navy L, 20-41 Army W, 21-38 Navy W, 23-38 Army W, 15-48 Navy L, 24-31 Army Navy, 14-10

Head Coach Maj. Rocky Rosacker, USMC Barbara Lawson Barbara Lawson Barbara Lawson Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle Karen Boyle ---

All-Time Top-10 Times on the USNA Cross Country Course (6K)

Name Keira Carlstrom Melissa Foon Tarah McKay Emily Borsare Meghan Braffet Justine Whipple Kylee Schuler Katie Rentz Jess Palacio Amy Van Alstine

School American Navy Louisville Louisville Maryland Navy Richmond Navy Navy Richmond

Time 21.45.11 21:50.1 21:52 21:56 22:05 22:15.13 22:16 22:17 22:19 22:23

Captain(s) Mary Forehand Nancy Honan Erica Sahler Mary Balch Anne Watt Dawn Hillman Maria Filonczuk Kathryn Fitzpatrick Susie Stewart Kerry O’Neill Michelle Montgomery Nancy Olson Lori Kelley Maureen Moroney Zoe Cawlfield Jackie Hayes Erin O’Marr Amy Baxter Melanie Stock Lisa Procaccini Colleen Maloney Kristyn Kern Gina DiPiero Erin Demchko Kyleigh Millhouse Katherine Wirtz Erica Ziel -----

Year 2004 2000 2007 2007 2007 2006 2007 2008 2008 2007

All-Time Navy Top-10 Times on the USNA Cross Country Course (6K) Name Melissa Foon Justine Whipple Katie Rentz Jess Palacio Erica Ziel Amy Watson Marina McGrail Lexa Gass Maureen Dooley Arwyn Becker Kristine Mun

Time 21:50.1 22:15.13 22:17 22:19 22:24 22:26 22:26 22:29 22:46 22:47 22:47

Year 2000 2006 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2008 Melissa Foon

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Baseball

Billy Lange

Stefanie Pemper Women’s Basketball

Men’s Heavyweight Crew

Men’s Lightweight Crew

Steve Perry

Mike Hughes

Ken Niumatalolo

Pat Owen

Sho Fukushima

Ian Burman

Jahn Tihansky

Dave Brandt

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country

Karen Boyle

Joe Suriano

Richie Meade

Cindy Timchal

Bill Kelley

Carin Gabarra

Maj. Mitch Maury

Craig Dawson

Keith Puryear

Steve Cooksey

Al Cantello

Men’s Lacrosse

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Lacrosse

Sprint Football

Men’s Track & Field

Diving

Rifle

Rick Clothier

Football

Intercollegiate Sailing

Golf

Offshore Sailing

Women’s Crew

Gymnastics

Men’s Soccer

Squash

Men’s Swimming

Bill Roberts

John Morrison

John Officer

Carla Criste

Mike Schwob

Mike Schofield

Bruce Burnett

Women’s Track & Field

Volleyball

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Women’s Swimming

Water Polo

Men’s Tennis

Wrestling

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As the undergraduate college of the Naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and reserve commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years as Navy or Marine Corps officers.

Founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, the Academy started as the Naval School on 10 acres of old Fort Severn in Annapolis with an original class of 55. In 1850 the Naval School became the United States Naval Academy. A new curriculum went into effect requiring midshipmen to study at the Academy for four years and to train aboard ships each summer. Congress authorized the Naval Academy to begin awarding bachelor of science degrees in 1933. Today, the Academy offers 18 major fields of study, a wide variety of elective courses and advanced study and research opportunities. USNA MISSION STATEMENT “To develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future deployment in mind and character to assume the highest responsiblities of command, citizenship and government.”

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CLASS OF 2013 FACTS Enrollment ................................ 1,251 (998 men, 253 women) Applicants ...................... 15,342 (11,923 men, 3,419 women) Class Rank in High School, Top 20% ............................. 76% Class Rank in High School, Top 40% .............................. 91% HS Participation, Student Body Leader ......................... 38% HS Participation, National Honor Society ...................... 57% HS Participation, Varsity Athlete ..................................... 92% HS Participation, Varsity Team Captain ......................... 61% HS Participation, Community Service............................. 86% NAVY ASSIGNMENTS Graduates of the Naval Academy entering the Navy do so as Ensigns and have the following service options available to them: • Aviation -- flight officer, pilot • Nuclear Propulsion -- ships, submarines • Restricted Line and Staff Corps -- civil engineering, cryptology, intelligence, maintenance, medicine, meteorology/oceanography, supply • Special Operations -- explosive ordinance disposal, explosive ordinance management, mine countermeasures, operational diving and salvage • Navy SEALs • Surface Warfare -- conventional, nuclear powered • Submarines

MARINE CORPS ASSIGNMENTS Graduates enter the Marine Corps with a rank of Second Lieutenant. Those officers entering the Marine Corps have the choice of serving one of the following fields: • Aviation -- air command and control, anti-air warfare, aviation maintenance, aviation supply, pilot, naval flight officer • Ground -- armor, artillery, communications (information systems), engineering, financial management, infantry, logistics, military police

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USNA QUICK FACTS Location ........................................................... Annapolis, Md. Founded ............................................................................. 1845 Superintendent ................ Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, USN Commandant of Midshipmen ... Capt. Robert E. Clark II, USN Enrollment.......................................................................... 4,400


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From the first athletic competition played on the gridiron in 1879 to Navy's recent triumphs, several events, people, rivalries and personalities have shaped the entire Naval Academy athletic program. Below is a look at just some of the history and traditions that make Navy one of the most storied programs in all of collegiate athletics.

ANCHORS AWEIGH "Anchors Aweigh" was written by Lt. Charles Zimmermann, Musical Director of the Naval Academy in 1906, with the lyrics provided by Alfred H. Miles of the Class of 1906, as a fight song for the 1907 graduating class instead of the usual class march Zimmermann had composed for previous classes. The song made its debut at the 1906 Army-Navy game, and when the Midshipmen won the game, the song became traditional at this game. It gained national exposure in the 1920s and 1930s when it was heard on the radio and was in a number of popular movies. In 1997 a one-hour documentary on the history of Navy football, titled "Anchors Aweigh for Honor and Glory", was produced by NFL Films. The film was deemed a success by both critics and fans alike. Here are the words: Stand Navy down the field, Sails set to the sky, We'll never change our course, So Army you steer shy. Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh, Sail Navy down the field, And sink the Army, Sink the Army Grey

BILL THE GOAT The first recorded use of a goat mascot for Navy athletic teams was in 1893 when an animal named El Cid (The Chief) was turned over to the Brigade by young officers of the USS New York. El Cid helped Navy to a 6-4 triumph over Army that year. Two cats, a dog, and a carrier pigeon have also enjoyed brief reigns as the Navy mascot, but goats have served without interruption since 1904. Bill XXXII and XXXIII and XXXIV are the current mascots. They are taken care of by 15 goathandlers made up of five midshipmen from the first, second and third classes. The goathandlers undergo rigorous training prior to handling Bill on the field. BLUE & GOLD This song was written in 1923 by Cmdr. Roy DeS. Horn, USN (Ret.) with music composed by J.W. Crosley. Following every home athletic competition, the team faces its fans with their hands on their heart and sings the following notes:-

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 The Blue Angels perform an air show along the Severn River on the northern bank of the Academy each spring during Commissioning Week.

Now, colleges from sea to sea May sing of colors true; But who has better right than we To hoist a symbol hue? For sailors brave in battle fair, Since fighting days of old, Have proved the sailor's right to wear The Navy Blue and Gold

 The Navy football team gathered for the traditional singing of the Blue & Gold following its win over Air Force in 2009, its seventh-consecutive win over its rival. Below: The men’s lacrosse team sang an emotional rendition of Blue & Gold following its overtime victory over rival Johns Hopkins in 2010.

MIDSHIPMAN The word midshipman first appeared in English in the 17th century in the form of the word midshipman to designate those men who were stationed "amidships," i.e. in the waist or middle portion of the vessel, while on duty. By 1687, however, the second 's' had been dropped to give the current form of the word. Midshipmen were originally boys, sometimes as young as seven or eight, who were apprenticed to sea captains to learn the sailor's trade.

In the early days of the American Navy, midshipmen trained aboard ship until they were eventually commissioned as ensigns. With the founding of the Naval Academy in 1845, it became possible, as it still is, for a midshipman to enter the Navy directly from civilian life. The name of students at the Naval Academy changed several times between 1870 and 1902, when Congress restored the original title of Midshipman, and it has remained unchanged since.

TECUMSEH The familiar Native American figurehead facing Bancroft Hall and Tecumseh Court has been an Annapolis resident since 1866. Originally, the figurehead of the USS Delaware was meant to portray Tamanend, the great chief of the Delawares. It developed that Tamanend was a lover of peace and did not strike the fancy of the Brigade. Looking for another name, Midshipmen referred to the figurehead as Powhatan and King Philip before finally settling on Tecumseh, the fierce Shawnee chieftain who lived from 1768-1813. The original wooden statue was replaced after some 50 years in the open weather by a durable bronze replica, presented by the Class of 1891. It is considered a good-luck "mascot" for the midshipmen, who in times past would throw pennies at it and offer left-handed salutes whenever they wanted a 'favor', such as a sports win over West Point, or spiritual help for examinations. These days it receives a fresh coat of war paint and is often decorated in various themes during football weeks and other special occasions such as Commissioning Week.

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ENTERPRISE BELL From the bridge of the famed World War II aircraft carrier, it has been a part of the Naval Academy tradition since 1950. The late Admiral Harry W. Hill, then Superintendent, was instrumental in bringing the "E" Bell to Annapolis. It rings when the Academy observes Morning Colors and also during special ceremonies when Navy scores a majority of victories over Army in any one of the three sports seasons. The bell also rings during Commissioning Week for those teams that beat Army and have not participated in a previous bell-ringing during the academic year. The bell is stationed in front of Bancroft Hall.


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Now in his 10th year as Director of Athletics, Chet Gladchuk has overseen a renaissance of the Naval Academy athletic program. His administrative leadership has helped lead the program to one of the most successful periods in school history. The 2009-10 season was a successful one for the Midshipmen as Navy won 63 percent of its contests, defeated Army in the star competition for the 13th consecutive year and won the overall series against Army for the 17th time in the last 18 years. Navy produced 14 All-Americans, 13 conference athletes of the year, seven conference coaches of the year and seven conference championships. Navy also excelled in the classroom in 200910, ranking No. 2 in the country in graduation rate for student-athletes (among Football Bowl Subdivision schools) and all 24 of Navy’s NCAA sponsored varsity sports rank above the national average in the Academic Progress report, including five teams with perfect scores. Navy had eight Academic AllAmericans and five Patriot League Scholar Athletes of the Year, while 176 student-athletes were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Beth Reed (women’s soccer and basketball) and Mark Van Orden (Track & Field) won NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, while Kayla Sax (women’s cross country and track & field) won Gates, Cambridge and Trident scholarships. Seven of the top 15 Naval Academy graduates in the class of 2010 were involved with varsity athletics, while 40 of the top 100 graduates were involved with either varsity or club sports. One of the more successful programs this past season was the football team, which won a school-record tying 10 games against four losses, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for a school-record seventh-consecutive year and participated in a bowl game for a record seventh-straight year. The Mids ran their winning streak at South Bend to two with a 23-21 upset of the 19thranked Irish and dominated Missouri, 35-13, in the Texas Bowl. Other teams who flourished in 2009-10 included the water polo team finishing the season ranked 15th in the Collegiate Water Polo Association top 20, the rifle team finished eighth at the NCAA Championship, the wrestling team placed 46th at the NCAA Championship, the intercollegiate sailing team matched its finish from a year ago at the ICSA Coed Dinghy Nationals with a seventh-place finish and placed sixth at the ICSA Team Race Nationals, the men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Championship for a fourth-straight year, the women’s lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and finished the year ranked 19th in the country and the lightweight crew team finished second at the IRA National Championship. Gladchuk’s efforts have been recognized on a national level as well, as the Division IA Athletic Directors Association named him the 2005 Bobby Dodd Athletic Director of the Year. The award is presented in recognition of an athletic director’s support and commitment toward the successful advancement of the department, most specifically in the sport of football. Additionally, he was recognized by the Secretary of the Navy for his contributions and service to the Navy and the Naval Academy with the Superior Public Service Award to the Department of the Navy. Gladchuk has been able to parlay Navy’s athletic success into an exclusive television deal with CBS College Sports Network that has increased Navy’s television exposure both in the United States and internationally. CBS College Sports Network, the first 24-hour college sports network, televises every Navy home and select neutral site football games (excluding Notre Dame and Army which are televised nationally by CBS), as well as other Midshipmen men's and women's athletic events, original programming and documentaries

centered on the storied Navy athletic program. The long-term, multi-media agreement includes internet streaming, broadband and video-on-demand rights and high definition rights. A major part of the agreement was that all home football games would be played on Saturday for the convenience of the Navy alumni. Navy sports are seen all over the world with the international distribution of Navy programming, especially to the troops serving abroad. Navy’s contract with CBS College Sports Network runs through 2018. Gladchuk has also added radio giants WBAL (1090 AM) in Baltimore and WFED (1500 AM, 1050 AM, 820 AM) in Washington D.C./Northern Virginia to Navy’s radio network. WBAL Radio, which is also the home of the Ravens, is Maryland's dominant and most powerful radio station. Since 1925, generations of Marylanders have turned to WBAL Radio for news, weather, thought-provoking discussions and sports. As Maryland's only 50,000-watt AM station, WBAL's signal travels substantially further than any other station in the state. WFED Radio, which is also the home of the Washington Nationals, is a 50,000-watt station that will air a minimum of 10 regular-season football games. WFED is your source for federal news covering both the Federal Government and those who do business with the government. Since being introduced as the Academy's 28th Director of Athletics on Sept. 4, 2001, Gladchuk has pressed forward on numerous fronts with energy and vision. From the hiring of Paul Johnson and Ken Niumatalolo as head football coaches to the renovation of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Gladchuk has made improvements in several key areas that will prove more success on the athletic fields for years to come. Recent head coaching hires such as Bill Roberts in men’s swimming, John Morrison in women’s swimming, Paul Kostacopoulos in baseball, Keith Puryear in women’s tennis, the all-time winningest women’s lacrosse coach in NCAA history, Cindy Timchal, and the all-time winningest soccer coach in NCAA history on any level, Dave Brandt, have advanced those programs into the national limelight. During Gladchuk’s tenure at the Naval Academy, he has seen the Midshipmen win 64 conference titles, produce 128 All-Americans and 44 Academic All-Americans. Gladchuk has also worked tirelessly to bring back school spirit, working in conjunction with school officials to encourage midshipmen to attend events for all sports. He has embraced the local community and alumni base, and is an oftenrequested speaker, visiting areas all over the country as he shares the vision of the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Athletic Association. Gladchuk’s biggest impact on the Naval Academy has been the $42 million renovation of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium where under his leadership the stadium was completely refurbished over a four-year time frame. The addition of 6,500 permanent seats on the sidelines and in the end zones, 32 luxury boxes, dropping the field eight feet and moving the sidelines closer, two video scoreboards, a memorial plaza, upgraded restroom and concession areas, a perimeter walking path, new lighting, a new sound system, landscaping the grounds and storm water management highlight the list of renovations. Gladchuk has worked closely with the city, county, state and neighborhood associations to ensure proper communication and sensitivity to issues that benefit both the NAAA and community at large. The NAAA was awarded the Green Star award by Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer for commitment to the environment during the ongoing renovation of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Gladchuk and the NAAA have also teamed up with the Naval Academy

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Past Athletic Directors

Harris Laning 1895 Arthur P. Fairchild ’01 Charles Earle Smith ’03 William F. Halsey Jr. ’04 Douglas L. Howard ’06 Byron McCandless ’05 Jonas H. Ingram ’07 Henry D. Cook Jr. ’03 John W. Wilcox Jr. ’05 Robert C. Giffen ’07 Ernest W. McKee ’08 Thomas S. King II ’11 Harvey E. Overesch ’15 Lyman S. Perry ’20

1910-12 1912-15 1915-17 1917-18 1918-23 1923-25 1925-30 1930-31 1931-34 1934-37 1937-40 1940-42 1942 1942-43

John E. Whelchel ’20 1943-44 Harles O. Humphreys ’22 1944-46 Edmund B. Taylor ’25 1946-48 Thomas J. Hamilton ’27 1948 Henry H. Caldwell ’27 1949-51 Ian C. Eddy ’30 1951-54 Charles Elliott Loughlin ’33 1954-57 Slade Cutter ’35 1957-59 Asbury Coward ’38 1959-62 William S. Busik ’43 1962-65 Alan R. Cameron ’44 1965-68 J. O. Coppedge ’47 1968-88 Jack Lengyel 1988-2001 Chet Gladchuk 2001-present

2009-10 Navy Athletics: A Year In Review Overall Record 294-173-2 (.629)

N-Star Record vs. Army 11-10 (.524)

Overall Record vs. Army 16-13 (.552)

No. 2 in the country in graduation rate 14 All-Americans 7 Conference Championships 8 Academic All-Americans 7 Conference Coaches of the Year National Honors

* Football finished 26th in the USA Today/Coaches Poll and 28th in the Associated Press Poll. The Mids were Texas Bowl Champions. * Water polo finished the season ranked 15th in the Collegiate Water Polo Association top 20 poll. * Men’s swimming finished 32nd at the NCAA Championship.

* Rifle team finished eighth at the NCAA Championship. * Wrestling team placed 46th at the NCAA Championship.

* Intercollegiate sailing matched its finish from a year ago at the ICSA Coed Dinghy Nationals with a seventh-place finish. It marks the second-straight year Navy finished in the top 10. Navy finished sixth at the ICSA Team Race Nationals, its best result in over a decade at the event and qualified for the ICSA Women’s National Semifinals.

* Men’s tennis advanced to the NCAA Championship for a fourth-straight year.

* Women's lacrosse advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The Mids finished the year ranked 19th in the country. * Lightweight crew finished second at the IRA National Championship.

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Foundation to raise over $75 million in private giving for facilities such as the Brigade Sports Complex (hockey and tennis), Max Bishop Stadium (baseball), varsity squash courts, various team locker rooms and a number of practice facilities. Other highlights of Gladchuk’s tenure at the Naval Academy include the recent renegotiation of the Army-Navy contract which resulted in over $46 million to the two schools over the next eight years, scheduling Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Army at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to promote Navy football in the community, negotiating the extension of the Navy-Notre Dame football game television contract with CBS through 2018 and negotiating bowl deals with the Houston, Emerald, Poinsettia, Meineke Car Care, EagleBank, Texas and Armed Forces Bowls. Gladchuk is heavily involved with NCAA and Patriot League committees. He recently was selected to serve on the NCAA Leadership Council, which is one of the highest NCAA appointments an athletic director can realize. The council will help set the Division I legislative agenda and advises the NCAA regarding major legislative issues being considered. The primary responsibility of the council is to identify those issues on the horizon that can impact Division I and intercollegiate athletics as a whole and will spend much of its time planning for the future of Division I and will help set the course for the future. Gladchuk is also on the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors) Executive Committee and has served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee in the Patriot League and a member of the NCAA Olympic Sport Liaison Committee. Gladchuk came to the Naval Academy from the University of Houston, where he had been the Director of Athletics since July 18, 1997. Recognized as one of the nation’s top leaders in intercollegiate athletics management, he guided the Cougars to 19 Conference USA Championships, while making significant strides in the academic success of their student-athletes, gender equity and fiscal management. Before Houston, Gladchuk was the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation for seven years at his alma mater, Boston College. Under Gladchuk, Boston College emerged as one of the NCAA’s elite programs of the 1990s winning numerous Big East and NCAA Championships. The school’s graduation rate for all studentathletes was over 90 percent and the Eagles won the College Football Association’s Academic Achievement Award for the highest graduation rates among all Division I schools in three of his last five years at Boston College. Gladchuk led the Alumni Stadium expansion effort, which resulted in a $35 million improvement to the football stadium. Prior to rejoining Boston College, Gladchuk served as AD at Tulane University from 1987-90. During his tenure, he directed the reinstatement of the Green Wave basketball program to Division I status. In addition, he oversaw the construction of new facilities for the athletics administration as well as baseball, track and field and tennis teams after a $25 million athletics campaign was successfully completed. From 1985-87, he served as Associate AD at Syracuse University, heading operations, NCAA compliance, financial aid and facility operations. Gladchuk lettered in football at Boston College and graduated with honors in business management in 1973. He earned a master’s in sports administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1974, where he began his career in intercollegiate athletics, including serving for seven years as Director of General Physical Education, Assistant and Associate Athletic Director for the university. He also has served as Director of Athletics and head football coach for the New Hampton (Prep) School in New Hampshire prior to leaving for UMass. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children: John, a graduate of Loyola Marymount; Katie, a graduate of Boston College; Christie, a graduate of Trinity and Julie, a graduate of the University of North Carolina.


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FIRST-RATE FACULTY & STAFF The Naval Academy's philosophy of education stresses attention to individual students by highly qualified faculty members who are strongly committed to teaching. Classes are small, with an average size of fewer than 18 students and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. All courses at the Naval Academy are taught and graded by faculty members, not by graduate assistants.

 Women’s soccer’s Shelley Moeller (‘10) was a Third-Team Academic All-America honoree in 2009. Moeller was also a member of the Navy’s women’s lacrosse team.

Our 600-member faculty is an integrated group of officers and civilians in nearly equal numbers. Officers bring fresh ideas and experiences from operational units and staffs of the Navy and Marine Corps. The academy's civilian faculty members give continuity to the educational program and form a core of professional scholarship and teaching experience. Working together closely, these military and civilian faculty member form one of the strongest and most dedicated teaching faculties of any college or university in the United States.

MAJORS Students at the Naval Academy can select one of 53 different majors within 22 fields of study. The 22 fields of study are grouped into three different divisions: Division of Engineering and Weapons (aerospace engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, general engineering, mechanical engineering, Naval architecture, ocean engineering), Division of Math and Science (chemistry, computer science, general science, information technology, mathematics, oceanography, physics) and the Division of Humanities and Social Science (Arabic, Chinese, economics, English, history, political science, quantitative economics). In addition to graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science, students can attain a minor in one of seven different languages.

 Beth Reed (‘10) was a First-Team Academic All-America selection for women’s soccer. Reed also played for the Navy women’s basketball team.

Students who excel at the Naval Academy have many opportunities to challenge and advance themselves through several special programs -- Trident Scholars, Honors Programs, and Voluntary Graduate Education Program (VGEP). Track and field athletes Kayla Sax and Tyrell Arment were part of the 10-member Trident Scholar program’s Class of 2010. SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS In addition to furthering their education at schools across the country, students at the Naval Academy annually are in competition for several prestigious scholarships. Since Navy's first Rhodes Scholar, E. Van Meter ('28), a total of 45 Naval Academy graduates have received the Rhodes Scholarship, including 12 since 2001. Among Navy's most recent recipients is former baseball player Trevor Thompson ('05). 24 grads have won George C. Marshall Scholarships, including 14 since 2000. Standout swimmer Kelly Zahalka ('09) was a recipient of both the Harry S. Truman and Gen. George C. Marshall Scholarships, which paved the way for her to study for two years in the United Kingdom.

 Kayla Sax (‘10) was a recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, becoming the ninth honoree from the Naval Academy.

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Women's track and cross country runner Kayla Sax ('10) became just the ninth student from the Naval Academy to be awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which will enable her to contribute to research focused on alternative energy sources at the University of Cambridge in the coming year. Both soccer's Beth Reed ('10) and track 's Mark Van Orden ('10) were awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and will be pursuing graduate degrees before resuming their respective naval careers on a full-time basis.

 Football’s John Dowd (‘12) was a Second-Team Academic All-America honoree in 2009-10.

 Evan Barnes (‘08) is one of four Navy student-athletes to have been honored as First-Team Lowe’s Senior All-America as part of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.  Track and field’s Mark Van Orden (‘10) was a

recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and will pursue a graduate degree beginning the 2010-11 academic year.

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Naval Academy student-athletes have totaled 75 Academic All-America certificates over the years, with 42 of those awards coming since the start of the 1999-2000 academic year. USNA student-athletes have garnered eight awards during the 2009-10 academic year. The 2009-10 honorees included women’s soccer first-team selection Beth Reed (‘10), second-team football honoree John Dowd (‘12), women’s soccer third-teamer Shelly Moeller (‘10), first team rifle selections Liz Leckie (‘10) and Kenan Wang (‘11), men’s swimming first-team honoree Alex Buck (‘11), third-team men’s lacrosse selection Joe Lennon (‘10) and men’s track & field first-teamer Mark Van Orden (‘10). In addition to earning first-team status, Reed also became the first Naval Academy Academic All-American to receive the top award for her respective sport, as she was named the Division I Women’s Soccer Academic All-American of the Year – the highest academic honor bestowed upon any Division I women’s soccer student-athlete. GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE For the fifth year in a row, the United States Naval Academy is at the head of the class for graduating NCAA student-athletes on the Division IA level. Navy graduated 100 percent of its student-athletes in 10 of the 20 NCAA sports reported on and averaged an overall rate of 98 percent for student-athletes in all sports – the second-highest mark nationally among Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

LOWE’S SENIOR CLASS AWARD Navy has been well represented in the nomination process for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, started in 2001 by Dick Enberg in response to the growing trend of men's basketball players leaving school early for the NBA. The award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: classroom, community, character and competition. Navy has produced four first-team honorees in their respective sports over the last four years, highlighted by 2008 grad Evan Barnes, who was men’s soccer’s inaugural award winner in 2007. He, women’s basketball player Kate Hobbs ('07), women's soccer's Lizzie Barnes ('08) and men’s lacrosse’s Andy Tormey (‘09) each were named to the Lowe's Senior All-America First Team.

 Kelly Zahalka (‘09) was a recipient of both the Harry S. Truman and Gen. George C. Marshall scholarships.

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Additionally, sprint football players Tyler Hawkins ('10) and Ian Cameron ('12) were among 10 midshipmen selected for a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, which will allow for them to study Arabic this summer in Egypt and Jordan, respectively.


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The men and women at the United States Naval Academy have committed themselves to the service of our country. During their four years in Annapolis, they also take part in service for the community.

From outreach opportunities such as autograph sessions following athletic events to working with underpriveleged youth, the student-athletes at Navy give back to the area they call home during their college years. The following are a few examples of community service opportunities performed by the men and women of Navy athletics during the 2009-10 academic year.

BASEBALL The baseball team adopted a local child with a brain tumor through the Friends of Jaclyn Organization. The child became a fixture at Navy’s home baseball games and the team has taken an active role in his and his family’s lives. The team presented them with an autographed baseball by the team, visited their house, attended his concert and sister’s swimming meet, spoken with him numerous times – especially after doctor’s appointments – and have helped him with his homework assignments. MEN’S BASKETBALL The men’s basketball team served as the host to a Navy Youth Center birthday party on the main court in Halsey Field House. FOOTBALL Quarterback Ricky Dobbs visited the Naval Academy Primary School and spoke to the firstgrade classroom, explaining the importance of doing the best in their studies and following their dreams. Dobbs had the students try on his football helmet and signed autographs for each of the children before going to visit both of the fourth-grade classrooms.

While in Houston for the Texas Bowl, the football team and the cheerleaders visited the children at the DePelchin Children’s Center. DePelchin was founded in 1892 by Kezia Payne DePelchin to shelter orphaned children. It was originally named the Faith Home, because Mrs. DePelchin had faith in the wonderful business leaders of Houston to support her cause. Although she died within a year, the community leaders, touched by her passion and mission, became united in their determination to carry on her work. Today, services are provided in over 60 locations in six counties in the southeastern part of Texas.

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OFFSHORE SAILING Members of the varsity offshore sailing team instructed several members of the JROTC maritime training program in Chicago.

WOMEN’S SOCCER The women’s soccer team held one of many “Meet the Mids” autograph sessions following a game last fall. All fans attending a “Meet the Mids” event are given a free poster for autographs, as well as an opportunity to take photos and converse with their favorite Navy studentathletes.

SWIMMING & DIVING The swimming & diving teams offered free learn-to-swim lessons to anyone in Lejeune Hall during the spring.

MEN’S TENNIS The men’s tennis team made its annual visit to the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, which provides an athletic and educational after school outlet for youths in the Jacksonville, Fla., area. The Mids first participated in a question-and-answer session with the youths before heading out to the tennis courts for some instruction and competition. A tradition on Navy's visits, each time a youth defeats a Mid, that Navy player has to immediately perform 10 push-ups.

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GOLF The golf team conducted a junior clinic for 15 youths from the Stanton Community Center in Annapolis. Head coach Pat Owen showed the group the putting green and how the cups were changed, followed by a clinic on the practice range that featured demonstrations by the Navy golf team. After a short discussion of the fundamentals, each youngster was paired up with a varsity golfer and had the opportunity to hit practice balls on the range.


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Now in its third decade as an all-sport conference combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors championships in 23 men and women’s sports. Initially started as an NCAA Division I-AA football conference in 1986, the Patriot League became an all-sport conference in 1990 and includes American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy as full members, and Fordham, Georgetown and MIT as associate members. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have, and continue to play leadership roles in shaping our country. Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first each year among all Division I conferences awarding athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation Rate Report. The League finished at the top spot with 96 percent of its teams reporting a graduation rate of 85 percent or higher in the most recent data. In addition, 90 Patriot League teams earned NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards after posting academic progress rate scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

 Erin Rawlick, Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year

The Patriot League’s mission is simple, to provide successful competitive athletic experiences while maintaining high academic standards, and to prepare its student-athletes to be leaders in society.

During the 2009-10 academic year, Patriot League student-athletes and teams have accomplished the following:

$ 11 Patriot League student-athletes earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, including Navy’s Beth Reed (Women’s Soccer), Alex Buck (Men’s Swimming and Diving) and Mark Van Orden (Track and Field receiving First-Team Academic All-America recognition.

 Emani Women’s Tenn  Dean Black, Men’s Cross Country and Men’s Outdoor Track Rookie of the Year

$ The Patriot League placed second among all Division I conferences with 90 teams receiving NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their performance in the classroom. $ Navy’s Beth Reed and Mark Van Orden received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.

$ Reed was also named the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Women’s Soccer Academic All-American of the Year, and won the Patriot League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. $ Reed and American’s Anne-Meike de Wiljes earned the Patriot League’s nominations for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

$ Navy’s Adam Meyer was named the Mid-Major Swimmer of the Year by CollegeSwimming.com, and received Honorable Mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championship Meet.

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TEAM TITLES • Men’s Cross Country • Women’s Swimming & Diving • Men’s Swimming & Diving • Men’s Tennis • Women’s Lacrosse

R J Wickham Men’s Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Year

 Angela Myers, Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year

COACH OF THE YEAR • Carla Criste, Women’s Indoor Track & Field • John Morrison, Women’s Swimming • John Officer, Men’s Tennis • Al Cantello, Men’s Cross Country

PLAYER OF THE YEAR • Andrew Hanko, Men’s Cross Country • Beth Reed, Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year • Andrew Hanko, Men’s Indoor Track • Jess Palacio, Women’s Outdoor Track • Erin Rawlick, Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year • RJ Wickham, Men’s Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Year • Angela Myers, Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year • Tara Chapmon, Women’s Swimming • Adam Meyer, Men’s Swimming • Ben Nicholas, Men’s Diving ROOKIE OF THE YEAR • Dean Black, Men’s Cross Country • Dean Black, Men’s Outdoor Track & Field • Brigid Byrne, Women’s Cross Country • Laura Gorinski, Women’s Swimming • Justin Vagts, Men’s Swimming

 Carla Criste, Patriot League Women’s Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year

 Justin Vagts, Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Year

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR • Beth Reed, Women’s Soccer • Mark Van Orden, Men’s Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field • Mary Ruttum, Women’s Lacrosse • Nick Birger, Men’s Tennis TOURNAMENT MVP • Owen Bullard, Men’s Tennis • Erin Rawlick, Women’s Lacrosse ALL-LEAGUE • Emani Decquir, Women’s Tennis

ming and Diving ague Champions

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2009-10 PATRIOT LEAGUE HONORS FOR NAVY


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The Naval Academy is located in historic Annapolis, the capital of the State of Maryland. Annapolis was founded in 1640 as Anne Arundel Town and later became the first peacetime capital city of the United States of America in 1783. Annapolis, named to honor Queen Anne of England, was granted a royal charter as a city in 1708. Annapolis can also lay claim to having been a capital of the United States. From November 1783 to August 1784, the Continental Congress met in the State House. It was here that they accepted George Washington’s resignation as commander-in-chief and ratified the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War.

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 The Annapolis State Hous continuous legislative use in was here where General Geor resigned his commission in t Army, and where the Treaty o Revolutionary War was ratifie

The colonial heritage of Annapolis is still evident as the city boasts more buildings from the 1700s than any other city in the country. The heart of downtown Annapolis has also been designated a National Historic District. Many fine examples of colonial architecture, including the State House, Hammond-Harwood House, Chase-Lloyd House and the William Paca House and Gardens, are open to visitors. In August, 2009, Annapolis was named a Top Ten finalist for the International Award for Livable Communities, a competition focused on creating livable communities through sound environmental practices.

Annapolis is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The Chesapeake provides natural environs, sightseeing, sailing, fishing and more, helping Annapolis become the sailing capital of the world. The water-lover will also revel in the fact that Maryland has nearly 4,000 miles of shoreline – more than any other state. Within 30 minutes of Annapolis lies both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, providing entertainment and sightseeing opportunities for residents and tourists alike.

Additional photography credit to www.VisitAnnapolis.org, www.VisitMaryland.org, and www.Baltimore.org.

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 Over 53 million pounds of blue crab were harvested in Maryland in 2009. The Maryland crab harvest makes up more than 50 percent of the annual U.S. catch.


er Harbor is just 30 minutes from Anf Baltimore features Harborplace, the Center, the National Aquarium, B&O American Visionary Art Museum, and MLB’s Baltimore Orioles and the avens.

 Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, is located in Baltimore. The horse industry contributes $1.5 billion annually to the state’s economy. There are over 20,000 horse farms located in Maryland.

 The State of Maryland voted in 1788 to cede land to form the District of Columbia, which soon became our nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., is located 30 minutes west of Annapolis.

 During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore and was inspired to pen the words to a poem entitled “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which eventually became the national anthem.

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# 2010 UNITE D S TA TES NA VA L A CA D EMY WOME N’S CROS S COUNTRY #

We expect to win in everything we do – on and off the field of competition. The Blue & Gold provides the supplemental resources necessary to assist our coaches and Midshipmen to realistically pursue the highest level of success within the context of their physical challenges. We are an institution invested in a mission that educates future leaders in moral, mental and physical excellence. The Blue & Gold enables our Midshipmen to pursue the highest goals possible as members of varsity or junior varsity teams.

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PROMOTE YOURSELF TO ADMIRAL! JOIN ADMIRAL’S ROW

Support Navy Athletics at the highest level and receive our prime benefits. RESERVED FOOTBALL PARKING SPACE AT NAVY-MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL STADIUM * Personalized with your name * Exclusive parking area * Prime location just outside stadium gates * Reserved for your use on football game days * All-weather asphalt location

The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization charged with providing resources to support 45 varsity and junior varsity programs offered by the Naval Academy. The NAAA operates with the guidance of the Naval Academy’s Board of Control, whose members report to the Superintendent of the United State Naval Academy.

TOP TICKET PRIORITY FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AT AWAY AND NEUTRAL SITE GAMES * Ability to purchase at least four (4) Club Seats to Maryland, Notre Dame and ArmyNavy games * Exclusive seating area * Climate-controlled concourse * Club Level concessions and amenities * Priority for away football game tickets

Over 90 percent of funding support for the NAAA programs is through external sources of revenue (i.e. Blue & Gold memberships, ticket sales, corporate sponsorship, television revenue, parking, etc.). Less than 10 percent of the operating budget for the varsity and junior varsity programs is provided by the Academy via government funding.

Therefore, the Blue & Gold memberships are critical in providing our teams with the supplemental dollars necessary to close the “resource gap” between the Naval Academy teams and our Division I competition. Your support is critical to our continued success.

Membership in the Blue & Gold contributes to 118 years of supporting the Brigade of Midshipmen and is the Margin of Athletic Excellence funding for all 32 teams!

Securing tickets to Army-Navy, Notre Dame and Maryland is as easy as A ... B ... C ... Assure yourself tickets to the biggest games of the year. Navy opens the season in September against Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and plays host to Notre Dame on October 23 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Army-Navy football game is December 11 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

Becoming a Blue & Gold member is the best way to secure tickets to the games. Season ticket holders that are Blue & Gold members receive top priority when it comes to location of seats.

Club Level seats are assured to Admiral’s Row members of the Blue & Gold. Admiral’s Row members are the only ones assured of receiving Club Seats, and each member at this level is entitled to purchase four (4) Club Level seats to the game.

TAX INFORMATION Since your membership includes an option to purchase tickets, 80 percent of your membership is tax deductible. Only the individual paying for the membership is eligible to take the tax deduction. The Blue & Gold members will receive a receipt for tax purposes at the end of the year. MORE INFORMATION For more information, please visit www.NavySports.com or call (410) 293-8708.

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