The list will be voted upon by coaches and narrowed as the season progresses, ultimately reaching a final list of the five men who constitute the award's finalists.
Steve, the eldest of the Looney brothers who are starting members of Navy's midfield, is the Mids' fourth-leading scorer, producing 16 points on 13 goals and three assists. His 13 goals this spring are tied as the team's second most, one behind top goal scorer freshman Nick Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y.). He once again is a force to be reckoned with on the wings of face-offs, where he has scooped up a team-best 32 grounders. Last season, he and face-off specialist Chris Pieczonka (Hamburg, N.Y.) broke Navy's single-season grounds balls record, as he finished the year with 85. The 2004 Patriot League Tournament MVP, Looney also garnered Honorable Mention All-America kudos last season after being used primarily as a defensive midfielder.