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Around the Yard: Navy Athletics produce All-Americans and team wins

Multiple Naval Academy athletes earn midseason All-American honors while their teams continue to win games.

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Track and Field

Navy Track and Field dominated their N* meet against Army in the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Series Meet held in Annapolis. The men’s team won convincingly, 110-93, while the women won by an even larger margin, 115-88. This is the fifth straight complete sweep of Army in Outdoor’s Track and Field. Additionally, this was the eight consecutive win for the men.

Baseball

On Saturday, April 6th, the Navy Baseball team completed the doubleheader sweep against Holy Cross. In Game 1, the Midshipmen cruised to a 3-1 victory. The second ballgame was much closer. With the tying run on third base for Holy Cross, Navy pitcher, Trey Braithwaite, struckout the last batter to win the game, 4-3.

Navy star pitcher, Noah Song, was named Second Team All-American earlier this week. Song, a senior, has yet to lose a game this season, with a record of 5-0. Furthermore, Song is number one in the nation in strikeouts with 90. In his collegiate career, he has record an astounding, 357 strikeouts.

Men and Women’s Lacrosse

The highlight of the week for Navy Women’s Lax comes from the selection of Kelly Larkin as a Midseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse. Unfortunately, the team was unable to come away with a victory against Loyola this weekend, losing their first Patriot League game, 16-6. Next week, the ladies take on another tough opponent, Georgetown.

On the men’s side, things were much better. The Midshipmen took on Colgate and completed the huge fourth-quarter comeback. Having been down 9-11, Navy rallied late in the game with a 7-0 scoring run. As time expired, the scoreboard read in Navy’s favor, 16-11.

Football

Navy football scrimmaged against themselves on Rip Miller Field on Saturday as a part of their Spring Practices. The Midshipmen are in a total overhaul with regards to the defense. The defensive players are just getting adjusted to their new coaching staff, led by new coordinator, Brian Newberry. Additionally, Malcolm Perry has moved back to quarterback and looks to be the guaranteed starter this fall. Coach Ken Niumatalolo has suggested the offense will be working towards getting back to a true triple-option offense, while also identifying ways to get Perry in open space.