With the spring sports wrapped up there is not a lot going on at the Naval Academy right now. That is not to say there is nothing going on however as athletes across the Mids programs are in training mode while the coaches and administrators sort out scheduling details and the like for upcoming seasons. This seems like a good time to take a look at some of the sporting activities of note going on around Annapolis.
Men's Soccer Hires Tim O'Donohue
The men's soccer program will have a new leader this season as Tim O'Donohue takes control. O'Donohue was most recently seen on the sidelines as the assistant head coach of UConn's soccer program for the last five seasons. Previously he was the head coach at DIII Stevens Institute of Technology for 10 seasons from 2001-2010. Somewhat astonishingly O'Donohue is only the sixth coach in the 95 year history of the men's soccer program at Navy. in contrast some professional European soccer clubs co through six coaches in less that half a decade.
Mids Make Academic Honor Rolls Everywhere
Sometimes it is easy to forget that the role of a student athlete involves being a student. Navy always holds its student athletes to higher standards than most DI schools, so it is always good to see Navy students excelling in the classroom as well as in their sport of choice. Just a sampling from the spring includes 11 Navy gymnasts, nine men's tennis players, eight lightweight rowers, and a total of 31 swimmers and divers. These are just athletes from some of the many sports Navy competes in so congratulations to all these athletes and others not mentioned here.
American Sports Network to Televise Army-Navy Men's Soccer Game
The men's soccer clash between Army and Navy on September 23 at Talen Energy Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, will be available to watch on TV via the American Sports Network. This is one of four Patriot League events, along with two football games and a volleyball match, that will be shown on the channel this fall. The channel has been busy recently trying to add Patriot League events to a slate of high school, MLS and other NCAA DI programming.