"Navy wants to be good at lacrosse," said ESPN lacrosse commentator Mark Dixon. "The alums want them to be good, and sometimes the expectations are incredibly unrealistic. They still think it's the '60s and '70s, but things have changed. I think with Sowell, it's been a slow work in progress, but they've put themselves in a great position. They control their own destiny in the Patriot League to get a bye in the tournament, and that would be huge.