May 12, 2004
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. ** The Navy tennis team was represented by freshman Stanley Kahl (Fr., Richland, Pa.) and senior team captain Ryan Osgood (Leawood, Kan.) on the 2004 All-Patriot League Teams that were announced Wednesday by the league office. Kahl was named to the league's first team and was tabbed as the league's freshman of the year, while Osgood was placed on the second team.
Kahl posted a 22-16 singles record on the season, including a 13-12 mark during the spring, while playing all but a few of his matches at No. 1 singles. In doubles, Kahl recorded an 11-9 spring record and tallied a 17-14 record on the year. Along the way he totaled an 8-3 singles record and a 5-4 doubles record against Patriot League foes. Three of his league wins during the fall came as he won the second singles title at the Patriot League Flighted Championship.
Kahl was the lone freshman named to the league's first team and was one of just two freshmen to garner all-league accolades.
"Stanley made excellent strides through his freshman season," said Navy head coach John Officer. "Stanley possess excellent athletic skills, as well as good instincts for how to play under pressure. I look for him to continue to improve this coming fall."
Osgood sat out all but the last weekend of the 2003 spring season as he was rehabilitating from shoulder surgery, which also limited his appearances this past fall. He would go on to tally a 9-19 singles record and an 11-17 doubles mark this year, while posting a 4-5 singles and 4-6 doubles record against Patriot League opponents. A 2002 all-league selection in doubles and a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, Osgood ended his career with 49 singles victories and 39 doubles wins and posted winning career records against league opponents in both singles and doubles.
"Ryan showed tremendous courage in coming back from a shoulder injury during his sophomore year that forced him to miss the entire spring of his junior year," said Officer. "Ryan returned to lead the team back into the playoffs and was able to regain his No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles spots in the lineup during his senior year."
Of the 14 players that comprise the all-league teams, 12 represented the four teams that advanced to the Patriot League Tournament. American, winners of the tournament for the third-straight year, and runner-up Army both placed four players on the teams, while the two semifinalists, Navy and Colgate, each totaled two spots on the teams. Lehigh, which tied for fifth place during the regular season, was represented by a pair of players.