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|University||United States Naval Academy|
|Head coach||Tim O'Donohue (2nd season)|
|Stadium||Glenn Warner Soccer Facility |
|Colors||Navy Blue and Gold|
|Pre-tournament ISFA/ISFL championships|
|1932, 1943, 1944, 1945|
|NCAA Tournament championships|
|NCAA Tournament runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament College Cup|
|1963, 1964, 1965, 1967|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|1963, 1964, 1965, 1966|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1971|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1988, 2013|
The Navy Midshipmen men's soccer team represents the United States Naval Academy in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's soccer. Navy competes as a member of the Patriot League. It used to play its home games at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, but now plays them at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
- 1 History
- 2 Pre-NCAA
- 3 The Glenn Warner years
- 4 The Patriot League
- 5 Anders Hall of Honor
- 6 Athletic Hall of Fame
- 7 Glenn Warner Soccer Facility
- 8 Statistics
- 9 See also
- 10 Footnotes
- 11 External links
The team began play in 1921 and has competed for the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship since the tournament began in 1959. Since 1921, the Midshipmen have acquired a total of 595 wins, 330 losses, and 119 draws.
Before the NCAA began its tournament in 1959, the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association (ISFA) declared the annual national champion, from 1927 to 1958. Navy was national co-champion in 1932, with the University of Pennsylvania.
The Glenn Warner years
What are considered the golden years of Navy Soccer lasted under the tenure of Coach Glenn Warner, who acted as head coach of the squad for 30 years. In those 30 years, Coach Warner guided the Midshipmen to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, four Final Four appearances, one national championship, 28 winning seasons and a record of 243–65–31.
The six most successful years of Navy Soccer took place between 1962 and 1967, wherein the team qualified six consecutive times for the NCAA Tournament. In 1962, the squad was eliminated in the first round, only to improve the next year to second place, after losing to St. Louis, 3–0, in the final. In 1964, however, they captured the championship, this time beating Michigan State in the final match, 1–0. This would mark the only NCAA Soccer Title in the Academy's history.
In 1965, the squad fell to fourth place in the tournament and were knocked out in the quarterfinals, the following year. They again achieved third place in 1966, after losing to St. Louis, 1–0, in the semi-final. The Mids would return to the Tournament three more times with Glenn Warner, but would never come close to recapturing the title. After Glenn Warner's resignation, the Academy qualified for the Tournament in 1988, this being the only time the squad would qualify for the finals without Glenn Warner as coach.
The Patriot League
Since the initiation of the Patriot League's soccer program in 1990, Navy has reached the final match three times: 1995, 1996, and 1999.
The Academy's athletic department completed the construction of $4.5 million soccer facility. The 16,300-square-foot (1,510 m2) facility is named after Navy's legendary Men's coach, Glenn Warner.
In 2018, Jacob Williams was only the second Midshipman to gain the Patriot League 'Rookie of the Year' honor. Williams notched 8 goals in his first season with the program.
Anders Hall of Honor
The Anders Hall of Honor — located in the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility — contains thirteen trophy cases and display areas that honor past soccer-team members who have distinguished themselves in soccer, the military, or civilian life.
Athletic Hall of Fame
The Athletic Hall of Fame is located in Lejeune Hall.
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility
NCAA Division I Championship Tournament
Patriot League Tournament
Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association
- 1932: National Champion (with University of Pennsylvania)
- 1944 Navy Midshipmen men's soccer team
- 1964 Navy Midshipmen men's soccer team
- Army–Navy Cup, the annual rivalry match against the Army Black Knights men's soccer program
- "American Athletic Conference Brand Standards Guide" (PDF). July 11, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- From 1911 to 1926, the Intercollegiate Association Football League (IAFL) declared the annual national champion.
- Glenn Warner Soccer Facility webpage (Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website).
- "NAVYSPORTS.COM – The Official Web Site of Naval Academy Varsity Athletics". www.navysports.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- Hall of Fame Indexes (by sport). Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-11-10.