Former Mallard Named To Navy Hall Of Fame

Former Mallard Named To Navy Hall Of Fame

Former Mallard Named to Navy HOF BERLIN- Former Worcester Prep soccer standout Martin Sanchez was recently inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Athletics Hall of Fame after a remarkable four-year career at Annapolis.

Sanchez, a 2010 graduate of Worcester Prep, where he led the Mallards to four straight Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) titles, graduated from Navy last spring after an outstanding soccer career at the academy in Annapolis. Navy recognized Sanchez’s achievements on the field by inducting him recently into the academy’s Hall of Fame. He became the 39th soccer inductee ever at Navy and the first since 2002.

Sanchez was a four-year starter and team captain at Navy. Last year, he set the new school record for number of games started and led the team to its best season in over 40 years. Under his guidance, Navy went undefeated in Patriot League play and won the league tournament. Navy last year reached the NCAA championship tournament for the first time since 1971. Sanchez scored the winning goal in Navy’s opening round win over VCU in the NCAA tournament.

Last year, he was voted to the Patriot League All-Tournament team and the Patriot League First Team. He was a four-year NSCAA All-Region selection and was named All-American as a freshman. Last year, Sanchez led the Patriot League in assists and finished fifth in assists overall for the entire NCAA.

At Worcester Prep, Sanchez lettered four times in soccer and led the Mallards to four straight ESIAC titles from 2007 to 2010. He was a two-time team MVP and was the 2009 ESIAC Player of the Year. He also led his club team to two Maryland State Cup championships. Sanchez also excelled in the classroom at Worcester, making the headmaster’s list all four years and serving as the vice president of his class for two years. He was born in Salisbury, the son of Martin Sanchez and Denise Vickers.