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Andy Tormey

School

United States Naval Academy

Position
Defense
Major
American Politics and Law
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Classroom

Andy will graduate in May with a degree in American Politics and Law and hopes to continue his academic studies in the field of law upon graduation.  He was named to the Commandant’s List in the Fall of 2008.

Character

Thought highly of by not only his classmates, but his peers at the Academy, Andy was elected by his teammates to serve as Navy’s team captain in ‘09.  He has served as the spokesperson for all of Navy’s varsity captains this year.  Over the summer, he saw and experienced first-hand the benefits of great leadership when he spent 25 days in the wilderness of Wyoming attending NOLS, otherwise known as the National Outdoor Leadership School.  The program prides itself by taking people of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms.

Here are a few statements from Andrew when he was elected captain ...
“I’m so honored that my teammates have the respect and trust in me to serve as captain of the team.  Being team captain is more than just a title.  It’s about bringing every member of the team together and creating the best chemistry, the best team we can have. 

I certainly didn’t want to take it for granted that I would be elected captain, but I also didn’t want to be unprepared.  The NOLS experience was a tremendous opportunity for me personally and there are certainly different aspects of the program I’ll be able to pass on to my teammates.  I’m really anxious to get all of the senior members of the team involved, as I think that’s more effective leadership than just one voice.

Upon graduation, he will be an Ensign in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.

Community

Andy has spearheaded an initiative for the Navy lacrosse program to get involved with the Friends of Jaclyn program.  He also volunteers his time to the Salvation Army during the holiday break, distributing food and toys to families less fortunate.

Competition

Named a Preseason Second-Team All-American by Face-Off Magazine, Andy is a fixture among Navy’s defensive unit that has been ranked among the top three in the country in each of his three seasons, including 2006 when it paced the nation.  Navy has been the top-ranked scoring defense in the Patriot League since joining the conference in 2004.