Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by JamesVanKirk09, Feb 23, 2009.
I was wondering if anyone knew how competitive club teams are? lacrosse or rugby for example.
Same question but about diving?
Also does one had to have dived or played in any sport before in high school to participate in that particular sport or can u choose a sport u've never done before?
You'll have to double check me, but from what I've heard, there are plenty of lacrosse players who could play D-II or D-III, but don't make the varsity squad and are playing club. That's my only sport, so I don't know about the others.
I heard a story (yesterday) about someone who was an excellent LAX player in high school, nationally recruited/recognized...and he can't even get a spot on USNA's club team. They're that competitive right now.
My dd was a recruited diver. She had participated in FL states four years running as a HSer and participated in Junior Olympic nationals twice. If you have a background in gymnastics, it may be possible.
No's are free. It doies not hurt to ask.
Joe Suriano has been the diving coach for many years. Contact him and tell him your background. His email:
I was wondering about the track and soccer programs. i was looking at some of the results from last years' outdoor meets and i could match some of them. also how competitive is their soccer? if anyone knows
Anyone know about softball? How competitive is the team and/or how good are they?
What about the rifle team? Anyone have any info on what you need to get on that team?
is wrestling also any good on your transcript?
Website Address for Athlete Wannabes
The link below is a gateway to contacting the coaches in all the varsity sports. They have the best and most up-to-date information about participating.
I would urge all plebes to try to walk on with a varsity sport during plebe summer. It gives a plebe an opportunity to spend some time as a teammate vice a plebe to the upperclass team members, and may lead to increase cameraderie with upperclass teammates from other companies.
Each club sport will be different but the competition to make many of these teams can be very stiff. The club sport teams want walk ons where a lot of the Varsity teams do not. That said you are still playing against other colleges and travel regionally and nationally depending on the sport. As a general rule I would say the club teams are stocked with a bunch of highly motivated atheletes who hate to lose.
Not sure on the mens Rugby team but the Navy Womens team is ranked #3 nationally and made the final fours losing to Stanford in 2008. Their season kicks off this weekend. If the fall season is any indicator they have a shot at a national championship.
What kind of phys ed requirement do the varsity athletes have?
My former teammate is now playing Navy lacrosse, and they get out of pretty much all of the usual PT that the rest of the Midn have, but that's because they are often doing THREE-a-days: before class, at lunch, and after class. The requirements are EXTREMELY demanding for varsity athletes. I would assume club sports are comparable, but I don't know anyone playing club.
High Power Rifle Team
Are you talking Varsity Rifle, or some kind of club sport?
Varsity Rifle shoots air and .22 indoor at 25 yds or something.
I'm currently the Team Captain for the Academy's High Power Rifle Team. We shoot NRA and CMP matches, with our 'national' match being the Atlantic Fleet Forces Command and All-Navy matches in Dam Neck, VA. Last year we won Team Rifle, Team Pistol, and 6 of 9 "leg" medals.
Unlike Varsity Rifle, we're just a club sport. We shoot match-grade AR-15s, and occasionally M-14s and M1 Garands, at 200, 300, and 600 yds with iron sights. On an individual basis, we may go down to Quantico during the summer to shoot in some 1000 yd competitions (again, iron sights).
We're a small team, with a max of 20 shooters. Tryouts are competitive, as we had more than 60 show up last September, and could only take 8. Next year we'll only be able to take 5. Only 3/C and 4/C can tryout. Selection is based on a personal information sheet, and a standard course of fire, similar to what we shoot in matches, followed by meeting of all team members to decide who will make the team.
We're the only sport that competes against the "big navy" and can even win rifles at some of the bigger matches.
http://www.usnst.org For additional info.
I apologize if I just hijacked this thread, but someone asked about rifle and I figured I'd chime in with what I know. Any questions, just PM me.
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