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Ollar Wins AWPAA Athlete of the Week
11/15/2018

CDT Roman Ollar '20For the third time this year, Army West Point cow Roman Ollar of men's cross country has been named AWPAA Athlete of the Week. Ollar placed third at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Buffalo, N.Y., qualifying him for the NCAA National Championships in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, November 17. The West Linn, Ore., native's third place finish is the best by an Army runner in the history of the regional format. He helped lead the Black Knights to the program's best score in the history of the regional race. This marks the second year in a row that Army West Point will be represented at the NCAA Championships, a feat the program hasn't accomplished since 1993-94.

Pistol Competes at the Olympic Training Center
11/15/2018

Pistol Competes at the Olympic Training CenterThe Pistol Team traveled to Colorado Springs to compete at the Olympic Training Center. This is the only opportunity the Pistol Team had to shoot at the full distances of 50 meters and 25 meters prior to Nationals as opposed to shooting on reduced sized targets at 50 feet. Army finished 3rd place behind the varsity team from Ohio State and the varsity team from the Coast Guard Academy. Army shot a 3-event aggregate score of 6169 to Ohio State's 6416, and USCGA's 6336. Utah shot a 5744 to finish 4th, Texas A&M shot a 5505 for 5th, and NDSU was last with a 3263.

Secular Student Alliance Visits Concord
11/15/2018

Secular Student Alliance Visits ConcordCadets from the Secular Student Alliance had a great trip to Concord, MA. They Visited Walden Pond and had several rich discussions about Thoreau's project and its relevance for today's life, about Thoreau's connection to humanism, and about the positive beliefs of humanism insofar as it is an irreligious institution. The cadets in attendance all agreed that it was a worthwhile trip on which the learned a great deal.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Colgate
11/15/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: ColgateArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights welcome Colgate on Saturday at noon for their final home game of the 2018 season. That contest will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Good afternoon. This is another week of getting prepared for an opponent we've not seen before and don't know a whole lot about. Gosh, they have a good football team. They play in the same league as Lafayette, the team we played on Saturday, and I was really glad to get a win. Frankly it didn't feel like we played as well as we are capable of. Credit Lafayette. They did a nice job of controlling the football on offense against us. They were letting the time tick down and really kept the ball away from us. We had some really good individual plays and some plays that I'd like to get back and do over again. Hopefully we'll play a lot better. Once again, I thought Lafayette did a great job and now we're playing the number one team in their league in Colgate on Saturday. Read More

Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
11/15/2018

Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and SocietySociology majors & diversity minors cadets attended Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS) - Canada. They presented their research on a variety of diversity & inclusion topics.

BS&L & GENE Host Leaders from the US Forest Service
11/15/2018

BS&L & GENE Host Leaders from the US Forest ServiceLeaders from the U.S. Forest Service, Grey Towers National Historic Site, visited both the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) & The Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering's (GENE). Their morning session included a Developing Leaders of Character presentation, PL300 classroom observations, and a tour of Jefferson Hall.

Horace Collects Postseason Award
11/14/2018

CDR Courtney Horace '20Cow captain Courtney Horace of the Army West Point volleyball team was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team, announced by the league on Tuesday. Horace garnered the postseason honor for the first time in her career. This season, she averaged 2.76 points per set. The Easton, Pa., native posted 259 kills and had a 2.56 kills per set average which was a team-high.

Horace added 32 blocks on the year and registered 1.19 digs per set. Horace totaled 10 double-digit kill matches and hit over .300 on four occasions. The junior captain boasted her first two career double-doubles this season in games against Navy and Lehigh. Army defeated American for the first time since 2012 as it was also the first time topping the Eagles at home since 2009. The Cadets finished tied for third in league standings with a 9-7 record after winning five of their last six games of the regular season. Read More

DFL Annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Visit
11/14/2018

DFL Annual Metropolitan Museum of Art VisitThe Department of Foreign Language (DFL) visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is an annual DFL trip that seeks to provide cadets a deeper engagement with their respective languages and cultures through appreciation of the works of art, while at the same time engaging as ambassadors of the Academy, not just the NYC community, but also the public at large visiting this world-class museum.

Pop Warner Little Scholars Names Brinson a Finalist
11/14/2018

cqCDT Kenneth Brinson '19Pop Warner Little Scholars announced today the six finalists for its 9th Annual National College Football Award and senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson was among one of those named. The award was established in 2010 to recognize a graduating senior who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, and serves as a role model to Pop Warner's young student athletes.

The 2018 finalists are:

  • University of Southern California guard: Jordan Austin
  • Penn State quarterback: Trace McSorley
  • University of Kentucky tight end: C.J. Conrad
  • Army West Point linebacker: Kenneth Brinson
  • Duke University linebacker: Ben Humphreys
  • University of Kansas linebacker: Joe Dineen Jr.

The Pop Warner Little Scholars National College Football Award will be presented during the annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Last year's winner was former University of Miami and current New England Patriots wide receiver Braxton Berrios. Read More

Orienteering Team at the Harriman Goat Race
11/14/2018

Orienteering Team at the Harriman Goat RaceThe Orienteering Team competed in the Harriman Goat Race at Harriman State Park. This event featured a rare opportunity to compete in a Goat Race, which involves a 12km course with a unique mass start. CDT Matthew Brooks had a tremendous performance as he finished first on the Fall Goat Course for the team. This event capped the third consecutive week of successful competition and moves the team forward into the latter half of the competitive season.

Game Notes: Football Set for Colgate
11/14/2018

Game Notes: Football Set for ColgateThe Black Knights play host to Colgate on Senior Day this Saturday for the teams' 30th all-time meeting.

The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to Follow: Television - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes - Army Notes | Live Stats - GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

CDT Reichenthal '19 at the Almaty Half Marathon in Kazakhstan
11/14/2018

CDT Reichenthal '19 at the Almaty Half Marathon in KazakhstanCDT Samuel Reichenthal '19, currently studying Russian abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan, completed the Almaty Half Marathon. In the photo, he is shown with four-year exchange grad Dan Uteulin '04, who lives in Almaty, and Midshipman Danny Kelly (USNA '19), who is on SAP from Annapolis.

Men's Team Handball Chicago Tournament
11/14/2018

Men's Team Handball Chicago TournamentThe Army Men’s Handball team recently had a very productive tournament in Chicago. The team faced some of the best teams in the country. They fought hard and lost three games by only one point, placing sixth in the tournament. This tournament was a great building block for the team as they look to ramp up for the Nationals this coming winter.

Football Extends Winning Streak to Six Games
11/13/2018

Football Extends Winning Streak to Six GamesThe Army West Point football team extended its winning streak to six games following a 31-13 victory over Lafayette here Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights have now won their last 12 games at Michie Stadium, their longest such streak since winning 13 in a row from Oct. 31, 1987 to Oct. 28, 1989. Fullback Darnell Woolfolk led the ground attack for the third time this season with 69 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.

Cam Thomas added 51 rushing yards, while totting the ball seven times. Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. rushed eight times for 22 yards and a score, in addition to going 5-of-6 for 95 yards through the air. Glen Coates and Christian Hayes each hauled in a team-high two passes, while Coates and Calen Holt both recorded a reception of 30-plus yards. After their eighth win of the season Saturday, the Black Knights have won 18 of their last 23 games dating back to the start of the 2017 season. Head coach Jeff Monken also has his team 18-3 in day games the last two years, including an 8-0 mark this season. Read More

CDT Pulido's Adventures in Spain
11/13/2018

CDT Pulido's Adventures in SpainCadet Jason Pulido, a Spanish/Persian dual language major who is currently studying at the Spanish Military Academy in Zaragoza, Spain on a Semester Abroad Program, travelled to Madrid where he happened to meet Shahla, the Iranian owner of a Persian restaurant called Ten Ten Pie. Speaking with her a mixture of Spanish and Persian, he learned about how her initial position as a cook at the Spanish embassy in Tehran, took her on a 20-year journey from Buenos Aires to Sydney before she would finally settle in Madrid and open her own restaurant.

Wrestling Claims Five Titles at Journeymen Classic
11/13/2018

Wrestling Claims Five Titles at Journeymen ClassicThe Army West Point wrestling team earned five individual titles at the Journeymen Classic on Sunday.

Corey Shie (141 lbs.), 17th-ranked Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), Brad Laughlin (165 lbs.), 18th-ranked Rocco Caywood (197 lbs.) and Ben Sullivan (285 lbs.) all captured crowns in their respective weight classes.

The Black Knights went a combined 28-20 with a fall and three major decisions. Additionally, Army picked up upset victories from Caywood (6-4 in SV-1 over #11 Chris Weiler (#10 Lehigh)), Alex Hopkins (8-6 over #15 Jake Woodley (Oklahoma)) and two from Noah Stewart (2-1 over #17 Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) and 8-2 over #20 Kayne Maccallum (Oklahoma)). Read More

Cadets Visit the Center for Teaching & Learning
11/13/2018

Cadets Visit the Center for Teaching & LearningIntroduction to Sociology cadets visited the Center for Teaching & Learning (Columbia University) & Silver School for Social Work (NYU). Their discussions focused on diversity, inclusion, social work, military families, and veteran's care.

Buckingham Slated Patriot League Rookie of the Week
11/13/2018

CDT Cate Buckingham '22After leading Army in its 2-0 weekend, Cate Buckingham was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. The Black Knights earned back-to-back wins this weekend with victories over Bucknell (3-1) and regular season champions American (3-2). Buckingham led the team in kills with 27 and averaged 3.38 kills per set. She was one of two Black Knights to hit over .352 on the weekend.

The San Antonio, Texas, native averaged 2.50 digs per set in the two games. Buckingham had a career-high 18 kills and three services aces versus the top-ranked Eagles. Army defeated American for the first time since 2012 as it was also the first time topping the Eagles at home since 2009. The Cadets finished tied for fourth in league standings with a 9-7 record after winning five of their last six games of the regular season.

Volleyball Concludes Regular Season on High Note
11/13/2018

Volleyball Concludes Regular Season on High NoteThe Army West Point volleyball team ended its season on a high note after topping Patriot League regular season champions American in five sets. This marked the first time since 2012 that the Black Knights topped American. Army last defeated the Eagles at home in 2009. The Black Knights went ahead 2-0 in the match, but the Eagles bounced back with two wins. Army rallied in the fifth to clinch the win and to end the season with a 14-15 record and 9-7 mark in the Patriot League. Allie Strong, Cate Buckingham and Hannah Presley recorded double-doubles in the match. Five Black Knights registered double-digit kills, two had double-digit assists and four posted double-digit digs on the night. The Black Knights jumped ahead with a 25-22 win in the first set. Army hit .351 as a team and was fueled by six kills (.333) by Allie Strong. Nikki Lum had nine assists in the set. Read More

ACS Participates in the National Mole Day Celebration
11/13/2018

ACS Participates in the National Mole Day CelebrationThe West Point Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society (ACS) along with students nationwide participated in the national Mole Day celebration (6.022 x 1023 entities/mole) and National Chemistry Week. In preparation for the celebratory event, Cadets baked over two hundred mole themed cupcakes and cookies to share with fellow cadets, which was very much appreciated by all! Cadets also attended the ACS presentation on the "Voyage to Mars: Chemistry of the Red Planet", which addressed topics related to the environmental conditions of Mars that can apply to our understanding of Earth, the unique challenges of long term space travel, and the current state of recycle waste research. The presentation broadened their understanding of the application of chemistry and the interdisciplinary nature of solving complex problems, such as space travel.

Women's Rugby Final Four Bound
11/13/2018

Women's Rugby Final Four BoundThe Army women's rugby team is moving on to the final four of the NIRA Championships, after a masterful 61-3 victory over Norwich at the Anderson Rugby Complex. "The program is on the right track," head coach Bill LeClerc said. "A lot of it is due to the people we're getting here and the group of girls working hard." After their last two contents were canceled, the Black Knights (4-4, 3-2) were salivating to get back on the pitch. Army scored early and often versus Norwich (5-4), led by two tries apiece from Sam Sullivan and Kaitlyn Schwarting. The four NIRA quarterfinal winners will now move on to semi-final play, Nov. 16. The championship game will be played on Nov. 18. All games will be in Hanover, N.H. Army moves on to the semifinals of the NIRA Championships for the second time since NIRA's inception in 2016. The 61 points are the second most scored by the Black Knights this season. Sam Sullivan's two tries extends her team leading try total (10) and total points (50) lead. Schwarting's two tries gives her four on the year to move into second on the team. Army moves to 5-2 all-time versus Norwich in varsity 15s play. Read More

Franco Fuels Hockey Past Sacred Heart
11/13/2018

CDT Dominic Franco '21Fueled by two goals by Dominic Franco in the first period, the Army West Point hockey team sailed past Sacred Heart, 4-1, Saturday afternoon.

Franco netted two goals in the opening period to gain an early lead. Sacred Heart answered back with a goal in the second, but scores by Zach Evancho and Tipper Higgins in the third helped keep the game out of reach for the Pioneers.

Trevin Kozlowski earned the win with 16 saves, while Jared Dempsey stepped in net for the third frame and made seven saves. Read More

Nunn Sets Air Rifle Mark In Army Loss
11/13/2018

CDT Payne Nunn '20The Army West Point rifle team was defeated by North Carolina State in their match at the University of Kentucky on Saturday. "It's been a rough two days," Head Coach Web Wright said. "Scores were lower than expected. Certainly not where we need to be." The Black Knights outscored the Wolfpack in air rifle, but it was not enough to overcome their deficit from smallbore, as North Carolina state won with an aggregate advantage of 4649 to 4634. Army firstie co-captain Payne Nunn was the team's top performer, shooting a program record score of 597 in air rifle. "The bright spot was Payne's air rifle score today," Wright said. "His 597 is the highest score a cadet has ever shot in competition. He has reached this mark a couple times in practice, so it's good to see him punch through the mental barrier and make it happen." Read More

Bowling Competes Against World Class Teams
11/13/2018

Bowling Competes Against World Class TeamsThe Bowling Club competed in their second competition of the year in the NCAA Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. After 6 games of knocking down the pins, the team struggled to earn 3.5 points in the competition. They competed against the world class bowling teams of Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stony Brook, St. John's University, and William Patterson.

On Point: Trail of the Fallen
11/12/2018

On Point: Trail of the FallenAs the U.S. Military Academy is the preeminent leadership institution in the world, the focus is mostly on the development of future leaders. However, the West Point Community plays a key role in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the impact it has on those who have served, who do serve and who will serve this country.

The Trail of the Fallen has made a lasting impression on most of our varsity athletic programs and many professional teams that have visited West Point.

With Veterans Day approaching, please take some time to watch our On Point feature: https://youtu.be/IV0Ge6q2Vds

Ollar Stamps Nationals Ticket As Army Places Third
11/12/2018

Led by NCAA Championship qualifier Roman Ollar, the Army West Point men's cross country team placed third at the NCAA Northeast Regional.

Ollar placed third with a time of 32:36.6, which earned him an automatic bid to compete at the national event in Madison, WI on November 17.

Three Cadets finished in the top-20, as Ollar was joined by senior Mikey Singer, who finished 11th at 33:12.19, and junior Ben Petrella, who placed 15th with a time of 33:24.2.

Individual Results: 
3. Roman Ollar, Jr. - 32:36.6
11. Mikey Singer, Sr. - 33:12.9
15. Ben Petrella, Jr. - 33:24.2
36. Robbie Santoyo, Jr. - 33:54.6
70. Marshall Beatty, Fr. - 34:33.4

Army Cycling First in New Jersey Cyclocross
11/9/2018

Army Cycling First in New Jersey CyclocrossThe Army Cycling Team raced in inches of mud for two days in NJ at the for Cyclocross. The Cadets ran over the competition. The top cadets were: Aidan Doyle in 1st, Rowan Crowley in 3rd, and Matt Cohane in 8th place in the Cat 4/5 Men and Phoebe Lee in 4th place in the women's. Great job, Army!

Triathlon at the Reservoir Run Half Marathon
11/9/2018

Triathlon at the Reservoir Run Half MarathonA few members from the Triathlon team traveled to Weston, CT to complete in the Reservoir Run Half Marathon. Everyone did very well with stellar performances from Thomas Batt '22 who was the 2nd overall male finisher and Sarah Martin '21 who won overall for women. Evan Ward '21 took 2nd for men 19-29, Nolan Pearce '22 took 2nd for men 14-18 and Hailey Conger '19 took 2nd for women 19-29.

Cadet D'Agostaro 4th at the Natl Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition
11/9/2018

Cadet D’Agostaro 4th at the Natl Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CompetitionCadet Dante D’Agostaro '20 who is currently studying Persian on Semester Abroad Program in Tajikistan, participated in Tajikistan’s National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition, where he came in fourth overall.

Plebe Halloween Dance
11/9/2018

Plebe Halloween DanceThe Plebe Halloween Dance took place in Riverside Café. There was about 750 Plebes from the class of 2022 in attendance for this event. Everyone who attended came in costume. The costume contest was held around 2130 and there was lots of participation.

The winners were: COL Ostlund (Spirit Attire/ As per Class) – Catherin Hoffman.

Clown (Scariest) – Harrison Mills laziz Gohar, Kirsten Coombes.

Cowboys and Horses (Most Creative) – Daniel Alaimo, Jack Machorek, Evan Zhang, and Nick Isenhower.

Army Paintball Led by CDT Gerak '20
11/9/2018

Army Paintball Led by CDT Gerak '20The Army West Point Paintball team competed in a tournament in Coventry. This was the first tournament of the season, and the Cadets came out firing on all cylinders capturing a victory in their first match of the day. However, the compounded effects of youth, inexperience, and extremely cold weather took its toll on the team, and they dropped the remaining matches to finish seventh overall. Having a young team, this event was the first time most of them ever played in organized competitive paintball. Team Captain Jake Gerak '20, I-2 put forth a solid series of matches and was the rock upon which the team relied throughout. Expect more great things from him and the rest of the team as they work their way towards Nationals in April.

CPT Alfin Travels to N'Djamena to Support AMEP
11/9/2018

CPT Alfin Travels to N'Djamena to Support AMEPCaptain Kate Alfin, an International Division Instructor in the West Point Department of History, traveled to N'Djamena, Chad in support of the National Defense University and U.S. Department of State's African Military Education Program (AMEP). This program brings together instructors from the U.S. and African military institutions to design faculty development programs in military academies across the African continent. CPT Alfin traveled to Chad with Dr. John Hagen (former West Point SOSH instructor) and worked with four instructors at le Groupement des Ecoles Militaries Interarmées (GEMIA) in N'Djamena to develop faculty training programs at their respective schools. While there, CPT Alfin and Dr. Hagen attended the graduation ceremony for the Chadian officer school in GEMIA.

CDTs Webster & Sowinski Receive LTG Moore Award
11/8/2018

CDTs Webster & Sowinski Receive LTG Moore AwardClass of 2019 Cadets Nicholas Webster and Monica Sowinski were honored with the 7th annual Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award yesterday. The annual award is presented to one male and one female First Class cadet who best exemplifies the qualities of Lt. Gen. Moore, class of 1945, and the warrior ethos in the Department of Physical Education.

Photo: by Michael Lopez

November SOSH Run
11/8/2018

November SOSH RunWhat better way to hand in your end-of-semester research paper than dressing in a costume? Yesterday, Cadets continued the tradition of the biannual SOSH Run, rushing to deliver their final papers to the Department of Social Sciences by the 4:30 p.m. deadline.

Army Boxing Defeats Air Force and Navy
11/8/2018

Army Boxing Defeats Air Force and NavyThe Army Boxing Team participated in two Boxing events defeating both Air Force and Navy opponents: Detroit Athletic Club and Enfield, Connecticut. The winners from these events were: Calvin Hart, John Koffman, Adrian Albin, Ahliyah Lablue, Briana Dorsey, Jackie Chronister, Joshua Lewis, and Vonn Grant won the Most Valuable Boxer Trophy.

Model UN at Yale for the Security Council Simulation
11/8/2018

Model UN at Yale for the Security Council SimulationThe Model United Nations team traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to participate in the Security Council Simulation at Yale (SCSY) hosted by Yale University. SCSY presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the United States Army and the United States Military Academy in a professional and positive way to a civilian school audience. Schools in attendance included Harvard University, McGill University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Princeton University, among many others. Cadets participated in several interesting debate topics including but not limited to ASEAN responses to a nuclearized North Korea, the future of Ukraine-Russia relations, an ahistorical political fallout from the infamous Rio Olympics, and an imaginary alien invasion in the Marvel Comics Universe.

Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
11/8/2018

Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill RegattaAll four crew squads raced in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Despite 20mph winds and other adverse weather conditions from Saturday’s storm the team resiliently out performed many teams including Coast Guard. This regatta marks the end of the fall and the strategic transition to Winter Training.

Drill Team Excels at the Cornell Drill Competition
11/8/2018

 Drill Team Excels at the Cornell Drill Competition The cadets of the Black Knight Drill Team performed at the Cornell University Drill Competition. The Performance consisted of a Platoon and Two-Man exhibition routine, Platoon and Squad Regulation, and Color Guard. The competition was successful for the Drill Team as they won 2nd place overall, 1st place Platoon Exhibition 2nd place Color Guard, 1st place Platoon Regulation, and 1st place Two-Man Trick. The drill team prevailed over many teams from the region to include Cornell and Ohio State.

Bateman Named Nominee for Broyles Award
11/8/2018

Bateman Named Nominee for Broyles AwardThe Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced the nominees for the 2018 Broyles Award, which honors college football's top assistant coaches and Army's defensive coordinator Jay Bateman was one of those honored.

The nominees in this year's class were selected from approximately 1,500 assistant coaches representing 129 Division I programs across the country. The Broyles Award selection process includes nominations from head coaches, the hall-of-fame selection committee and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

Bateman is one of 53 assistant coaches that have been named nominees for the award.

The defensive coordinator is in his fifth season on the coaching staff and his unit is in the top 20 nationally in four different categories, including total defense. The Black Knights are ninth in the nation in rushing defense and sixth in third down defense.

Funk’s Three Lifts Men's Basketball in Opening Game Thriller
11/7/2018

CDT  Tommy Funk '20Cow Tommy Funk hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to hand Army West Point men's basketball a thrilling 73-69 victory over Marist here Tuesday night.

Trailing by six with 5:29 left in the second half, the Black Knights sparked a 9-2 run to pull ahead by one thanks to a pair of treys by Jordan Fox and three points from Matt Wilson. The two sides battled back-and-forth for the final 2:47 of the game until Funk's triple with 3.8 remaining clinched the victory for the home team.

The Warrington, Pa., native finished with 15 points, including that critical make from long range, while dishing out a game-high six assists. Read More

Penalty Kick Madness Sends Men's Soccer to Semis
11/7/2018

In a Patriot League Tournament match that came down to penalty kicks, it was the Army West Point men's soccer team celebrating in the end after Ibrahim Seye netted the game-winning strike to put the Black Knights past Boston U. on Tuesday night at Nickerson Field.

"This was one of those games as a coach where I didn't really have to say or do very much," head coach Russell Payne said. "The guys were extremely focused from the warmup to the final whistle. In the spirit of our Army brothers on the gridiron, we had to lay down and bleed a little bit, but we got up, kept fighting on, and we persevered. This was an important win for us."

Army was victorious after winning 5-4 on penalty kicks and will head to the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament to take on top-seeded Loyola in Baltimore on Friday at 4 p.m. Read More

Army Wrestling Ranked in National Polls
11/7/2018

Lucas Weiland, Ben Harvey and Rocco Caywood of the Army West Point wrestling team are ranked in this week's national polls. InterMat ranked Weiland as the No. 16 157-pounder, while donning Harvey 15th at 174 pounds and Caywood 17th at 197 pounds. The FloWrestling poll listed Weiland 13th and Harvey 14th. The Open Mat ranked Weiland 11th, while Harvey and Caywood were 18th. All three wrestlers placed at the Princeton Open on Sunday and earned a 4-1 record at the event. Weiland finished third and opened the tournament with three straight victories, including a pair of bonus point victories. The Barnhart, Mo., native picked up a 12-0 major decision over Cole Smith (Old Dominion) before pinning Dylan Van Sickell (Stevens Tech.) at 2:38 in the quarterfinals. Harvey collected a sixth-place finish with a pin and two technical falls. The New Palestine, Ind., native outscored his opponents 36-0 through his first two matches and earned a pair of 18-0 technical falls. Read More

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Lafayette
11/7/2018

Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights welcome Lafayette on Saturday at noon for their second leg of a three-game home stand. That contest will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Good afternoon everybody. I am glad to be able to celebrate a victory from this past weekend. It was a hard-fought battle as so many of those rivalry games are. I am proud of our guys for finding a way to win and giving us a chance to play for the trophy in a few weeks. It is nice to know that it is retained here, but you are just the safe keeper if you don't win them both. It is nice to have that first step taken in that rivalry.

"I thought we played really hard. We certainly didn't play perfect. There are a lot of things from Saturday's game we would like to do better. We managed to win the game and that was what was important. Looking ahead to this next one, we are seeing how we can get better as a team. I told our team that is the challenge for us, to try and improve and to play our very best football for this time of year. We made some mistakes Saturday that we shouldn't be making at this time of the year so hopefully we improve on those things and play better this week." Read More

Former SUPTs Return to Meet with Cadets
11/6/2018

Former SUPTs Return to Meet with CadetsFormer USMA superintendents retired Lt. Gen. Daniel W. Christman, retired Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox Jr, retired Lt. Gen. Buster L. Hagenbeck, retired Lt. Gen David H. Huntoon and retired Lt. Gen Robert Caslen returned to West Point to meet with cadets and take part in a panel discussion hosted by Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb.

Women's Rugby Opens Postseason at Home
11/6/2018

Women's Rugby Opens Postseason At HomeThe Army West Point women's rugby team learned its postseason fate this week, as the Black Knights (3-4, 2-2) will get to stay home and take on Norwich this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. from the Anderson Rugby Complex. The Black Knights will take part in the NIRA Conference quarterfinal match after having their final two regular season contests (Quinnipiac, Air Foce) canceled. The last time Army took the field was a 21-14 win over Notre Dame College on Oct. 19. Norwich (5-3, 5-3) is coming off a 56-20 loss to Notre Dame College on Nov. 3. The four NIRA quarterfinal games will all played on Nov. 10, with the winners moving on to semifinal play, Nov. 16. The championship game will be played on Nov. 18.

Army Boxing in New York City
11/6/2018

The Army Boxing Team competed at the New York Athletic Club and the NYC Metros. The winners were: Josh Lewis, Nate Rodriguez, Lawrence Shepherd, Chris Sharfin, and John Koffman. A.J. Farrow-Maiyne and Emmanuel Ahoua fought in, and won, both events.

Model UN Team at the NCSC
11/6/2018

Model UN Team at the NCSCTen cadets of the USMA Model United Nations team traveled to Crystal City, Virginia to participate in National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) hosted by Georgetown University. More than 700 students and 50 universities competed in the conference. Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to UN Security Council actions in the Congo River Basin, diplomatic and cultural advocacy through the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and foreign constitutional reform efforts in the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran.

Attending cadets had the unique opportunity to hear from Dina Kawar, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Jordan to the United States, who spoke on current American-Jordanian relations and the role of youth in modern diplomacy. Additionally, the team built relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership through participation through the debate sessions and social events hosted by the conference. The conference ended with multiple individual awards given to cadets, with the entire team performing well and displaying exceptional speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving with hundreds of other students from domestic and international universities.

The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: Richard Delzell '20, John Govern '19, Amir Udler '22, John Lorenz '20 and Bliss Hutchings '22. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: Jake Stoffel '19, Katie Mccurry '19, Ben Denn '19, Jon Lowe '20, Elizabeth Cross '20, Ben Snyder '21 and George Pavlakis.

Witham, Johns Named to All-Tournament Team
11/6/2018

CDTs Sydney Witham '19 and Erynn Johns '21Sydney Witham and Erynn Johns of the Army West Point women's soccer team were named to the All-Patriot League Tournament team after the championship game on Sunday. After qualifying for the league tournament for the first time since 2014, the sixth-seeded Black Knights earned a 1-0 victory over third-seed Navy in double overtime. It was Army's first tournament win since the 2011 championship game and snapped a four-game winless streak against the Mids that dated back to 2013. Witham captained the back line for the Black Knights as she has done all season, playing 187 of the team's 192 postseason minutes. The Crown Point, Ind., native dished out her third assist of the year on the game-winning goal of the quarterfinals at Navy. Read More

Water Polo at the Collegiate NY Division Tournament
11/6/2018

Water Polo at the Collegiate NY Division TournamentArmy Water Polo headed to Hamilton College in Clinton New York to compete in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's New York Division Tournament. The Army Team dominated all three of their games during the weekend and are headed to Nationals at the University of Arizona during the upcoming Veterans Day Weekend. Army's first game on Saturday was against New York University. While NYU played well, they couldn't stop the Army Team from pulling away. The Army defense, and especially goalie and team captain, Jeff Stark, stopped NYU in their tracks. The final score was Army 21, NYU 3. After a motivating first game, Army came back ready to take on Syracuse in their second game of the day. Army took down Syracuse with a 16-4 win and prepared for their final game on Sunday. Army went into their toughest game of the weekend on Sunday morning, against Cornell, looking to take home the title of Division Champions. Cornell fought hard, but Army earned the lead early and kept it throughout the game for a final score of 9-6.

Trio of Cows Garner All-League Accolades
11/6/2018

CDTs Zac McGraw '20, Keenan OShea '20 and Tyler Mitchiner '20Zac McGraw, Keenan O'Shea and Tyler Mitchiner of the Army West Point men's soccer team all received All-Patriot League honors on Monday afternoon. McGraw and O'Shea collected first team accolades, while Mitchiner earned third team recognition. It is the first time since 2014 that at least two Cadets were placed on the all-league first team. For the third straight year, McGraw was a first team recipient as the cow defender appeared in 14 matches and captained the back line for the Black Knights. He handed out three helpers this season, including an assist on the game-winner versus Lafayette.

O'Shea broke out offensively during his junior campaign and led the Patriot League in goals (11) and points (26). A third team all-league player a season ago, O'Shea returned for his third year and was the only player in the league to reach the double-digit goal threshold this season. The Chesterfield, Va., native notched a pair of multi-goal contests and recorded at least one point in 12 of the 17 games he appeared in. His pair of goals in the regular season finale against American gave Army the win and sent the Black Knights into the Patriot League Tournament. Mitchiner received his first all-league honors after tallying a goal and two assists in his third year on the Banks of the Hudson. His lone goal of the year was the game-winner against Lafayette. The Clearwater, Fla., native also dished out assists opposite Bucknell and Holy Cross.

Army will take on Boston U. in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. in Boston.

Game Notes: Army Football Welcomes Lafayette
11/6/2018

Game Notes: Army Football Welcomes LafayetteThe Black Knights play host to Lafayette on Saturday for the teams' 20th all-time meeting.

Saturday's game is slated for noon and Army will be looking for its 18th-straight win over its FCS opponent.

The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

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Peconic River Sportsman's Club Clays Competition
11/6/2018

Peconic River Sportsman's Club Clays CompetitionThe Army West Point Skeet and Trap team traveled to the Peconic River Sportsman's club to compete in a sporting clays competition. The team tied the club, 779 out of 1000 clay targets. The Academy is grateful to the Peconic River Sportsman's Club for providing a phenomenal sporting clays course and an excellent lunch for the cadets to enjoy.

Army Football Retains Commander In Chief's Trophy
11/5/2018

Army Football Retains Commander In Chief’s TrophyFor the second-straight season the Army West Point football team will have some prime hardware to show off after it retained the Commander In Chief's Trophy following a 17-14 victory over Air Force on Saturday. The Falcons had already defeated Navy earlier in the year and a win from them on Saturday would have sent the 170-plus pound trophy back to Colorado. Fortunately, the Cadets ended any thought of that happening when they held off a late rally by their service-academy foe.

With the win, Army will at least retain the trophy for another year as the worst all three academies can now do is win one game each. In the case of a three-way tie, the previous year's winner retains the trophy. The Black Knights will have a chance to win the trophy outright when they face off against arch-rival Navy in the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA on Dec. 8. Read More

Shutout Win Caps Off Undefeated Fall for Men's Rugby
11/5/2018

Shutout Win Caps Off Undefeated Fall for Men's RugbyThe Army men's rugby team capped off its historic fall season with a 42-0 win over Air Force on senior night at the Anderson Rugby Complex. "We're most happy with our rate of improvement," said head coach Matt Sherman. "We get better game-to-game, practice-to-practice, and that's what we're hungry to keep doing." Yearling Jayden Demmy led the way for the Black Knights (9-0, 6-0) with a hat-trick, three try effort. Matthew Meehan was right behind, with two tries of his own. Captain, and firstie, Drew Zagula got the ball rolling with an early try in the fourth minute and it was all Army from then out. "I kind of wanted to come out first, and set the team up," said Zagula. "I wanted to set a mentality and we just kept it up going forward." Read More

Sprint Football Claims North Division Crown on Senior Night
11/5/2018

Sprint Football Claims North Division Crown on Senior NightThe Army West Point sprint football team is headed back to the Collegiate Sprint Football Championship (CSFL) Championship game after claiming the north division title with a decisive 51-0 victory over Cornell on Friday evening at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights honored firsties Dillon Bliss, Clayton Carter, Jaylen Collier, Jesse Helms, John Herrmann, Colt Horton, Zach Lechthaler, Patrick Riley, James Scroggins, Mike Shannon, Seth Wills and Keegan West, as well as managers Brady Miller, Sharheem Taylor, John Sabatino and Bogue Waller prior to the game. Army scored on each of its four drives in the first quarter to take a 16-0 lead before adding two more touchdowns before halftime. The second half saw much of the same as the Black Knights tacked on 21 more points in the final 30 minutes of play.

The Black Knights offense totaled a season-high 533 yards of total offense, including 405 yards through the air. West led the aerial attack with 308 of those yards on 21-of-38 passing. The West Point, N.Y., native threw three touchdowns, including two to Tom Williamson. Williamson finished with five catches for 49 yards and the two scores. Justin Charette hauled in a game-high six catches for 74 yards and made his way into the end zone once. Collier paced the ground game with 54 yards on 10 carries. Read More

Men's Soccer Seals Tournament Berth in Dramatic Fashion
11/5/2018

Men's Soccer Seals Tournament Berth in Dramatic FashionA pair of scores by Keenan O'Shea in the final eight minutes of action lifted the Army West Point men's soccer team to a thrilling, 2-1, come-from-behind Patriot League victory over American on Friday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. The dramatic win against the Eagles (4-8-5, 3-3-3 Patriot League) sealed a spot in the Patriot League Tournament for the Black Knights (7-9-1, 4-5-0 Patriot League). The Cadets will await the conclusion of tomorrow's league matches before finding out where they will be headed for the quarterfinals.

"We competed tonight to extend our time together, to extend our season, and to show our toughness and fight," head coach Russell Payne said. "One of our objectives this season was not just to qualify for the postseason, but to be the last team standing in the league. This Army team will continue on that mission." O'Shea captained the comeback for the Black Knights with the two late scores, keeping the team's mission alive and giving him a league-best 11 goals on the season. Read More

Ultimate Frisbee 4th at the Hilltown Throwdown
11/5/2018

Ultimate Frisbee 4th at the Hilltown ThrowdownThe West Point Ultimate team placed 4th out of 24 teams in the 2018 Hilltown Throwdown tournament held in Oneonta, NY with a record of 6-1. The team consisted primarily of underclassmen to give less experienced players a great deal of playing time to better develop their skillsets. Army started the tournament with wins against Le Moyne (13-9) and Cornell (13-4). Army then lost a close game to Stony Brook (9-12) despite being tied 8-8 at half and finished the first day with two wins against Binghamton and Siena (13-6 and 13-3, respectively). The junior squad then persevered through light snow to conclude the tournament with back to back victories against Oneonta (13-5) and Oneonta Soul (12-9), earning 4th place. This was a great learning experience for the junior players and it served as an important event that increased team cohesion in preparation for the spring season.

Women's Basketball Downs Saint Leo in Exhibition
11/5/2018

CDT Madison Hovren '20The Army West Point women's basketball was on the court for the first time this season and came away with a 72-38 victory over Saint Leo on Friday night in an exhibition matchup at Christl Arena. The Black Knights were led by Madison Hovren who scored a game high 21 points in only 18 minutes. Jessica Rawls played well for Army as she had eight points and four rebounds, while rookie Maddie Allen finished with four points, five boards and three steals. The Lions saw Alani Gallagher and Olivia Lough register eight points each, while Casey Wortley finished with six points, seven boards, two blocks and two steals. Army shot 51 percent from the field in the game and hit four 3-pointers in the victory. The Black Knights outscored the Lions, 32-10, in the paint and had 10 second-chance points.

Army opens the season next week with a matchup at LIU Brooklyn on Nov. 9.

Volleyball Takes Down Navy, 3-1
11/5/2018

Volleyball Takes Down Navy, 3-1The Army West Point volleyball team outlasted Navy on Friday night for a 3-1 victory. The Black Knights took a 2-0 lead in the game, but Navy was able to muscle the third away to keep the match alive. Army responded and took a 24-15 lead in the fourth. Navy attempted to rally, but the Black Knights clinched the match in the end off of an error by the Midshipmen. As a team, Army held an advantage in blocks (18-11), digs (81-78) and tied in kills (41-41). The Black Knights and Midshipmen fought through 13 tie scores in the first set. Allie Strong led Army with seven kills in the set and Courtney Horace added seven digs. The Cadets only had one block, but it counted as it was the set clinching point by Emmy Barnhorst and Lisa Sullivan. Read More

Wrestling Places 12 at Princeton Open
11/5/2018

CDT Lane Peters '22The Army West Point wrestling team opened its 2018-19 season at the Princeton Open on Sunday.

The Black Knights earned 12 podium finishes, including a pair of championship match appearances from Lane Peters and Brad Laughlin. As a team, Army was 90-77 with 35 bonus point wins on 17 falls, eight technical falls and 10 major decisions. Read More

Petrella Headlines League Academic Awards
11/2/2018

Cow Ben Petrella of the Army West Point men's cross country team has been named Patriot League Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This marks the second time Petrella will take home the award, as he received the honor for indoor track and field in February of 2018. He has also been named to the league's Academic All-League team. "Ben Petrella has been one of our most consistent athletic and academic performers since he arrived here in the fall of 2016," Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Mike Smith said.

"He is one of the top-ranked cadets in the class of 2020, has won individual Patriot League titles, been part of two Patriot League championship teams in cross country and a significant contributor to our Star Meet wins in both track and cross country." To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor. Voting was conducted by the league's ten cross country sports information contacts, who could not vote for their own student-athletes. The Liverpool, N.Y., native holds a 3.97 grade-point average and is a Superintendent's Award for Excellence recipient. He has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League team in each of his eligible seasons for cross country and track and field. Read More

Kosciuszko Squadron at 85th Annual Pulaski Day Parade
11/2/2018

Kosciuszko Squadron at 85th Annual Pulaski Day ParadeNine Cadets from the'Kosciuszko Squadron Polish Culture Forum, led by CDT Braden Blejski '20,'traveled to Philadelphia to explore the Polish experience in America, taking in'a tour of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial and participating in the'85th Annual Pulaski Day Parade. At the Memorial, an apartment in Old Town'Philadelphia where Kosciuszko lived during a return visit to America after'helping win the Revolutionary War, cadets listened as a Parks interpretive ranger'discussed Kosciuszko's life and legacy. Among the stories: his leadership in'Poland's own insurrection against Tsarist Russia in 1794 and, after his last'stay in America, his secret diplomatic mission on behalf of the U.S. to France'in 1798. The Parade contributions by another Pole, General Kazimierz Pulaski,'who organized and led the first American regular cavalry during Revolutionary'War. Before and after the Parade, cadets interacted with members of Polish'veterans', community, and social groups from metropolitan Philadelphia. During'the Parade, cadets marched with members of the Polish community, along with'fire and police detachments and local JROTC units.

Equestrian Show at Centenary University Equestrian Center
11/2/2018

Equestrian Show at Centenary University Equestrian CenterThe Army West Point Equestrian Team hosted their home show at Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ, competing against ten colleges in the Northeast region. With multiple top three finishes in a variety of competition categories, the team had a truly stellar performance. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Madyson Paul '21 placed third in both the novice flat and novice over fence categories, Heather Graham '22 won her advanced walk-trot-canter division, Karissa Stubblefield '22 and Cira Wolf '20 placed second in their respective walk-trot-canter divisions, Victoria Kearns '22 won her walk trot division, Lucy Harrill '21 placed second in her walk-trot division, and Kirby Horne '22 and Emma Lawson '21 placed third in their respective walk-trot divisions. Most notably, the team had two cadets, Suzanna Del Rio '21 and Lucy Harrill '21, point out of the walk-trot division. These cadets worked very hard and will now continue their competitive streaks in the walk-trot-canter division. For Halloween the cadets and several other teams from within the region also competed in a costume contest. Dressed up as dominos, the team took home first prize! Among other spectators, many of the team member's parents who were in town for parent's weekend undoubtedly enjoyed watching the hilarious skit the team put on to earn top prize.

1st Regiment BBQ in the Legion Square
11/2/2018

1st Regiment BBQ in the Legion SquareRecently 1st Regiment had a BBQ with an interactive inflatable obstacle course, snacks, and Therapy Dogs in the Legion Square. Jim Karol entertained the cadets in the First Class Club with magic tricks that stimulated the mind. The following day 4th Regiment had a BBQ in North Area. The event was broken down into Battalions, with each having their own activities. There was a cadet band, bobbing for apples, Therapy Dogs and many games throughout.

A Great Day at the Cliff
11/2/2018

A Great Day at the CliffFive cadets and two Officer Reps ascended one of the most classic climbs in the Eastern United States. It is called High Exposure. The climbing team included: Jared Ells '19, Riley Nolan '19, Ian Navarro '20, and Justin Gittemeier '21.

Triathlon at Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
11/2/2018

Triathlon at Ironman 70.3 New OrleansThe Army West Point Triathlon team traveled to New Orleans to race in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. Although it was a flat course, the 56-mile bike leg was very challenging due to very high winds. Despite the conditions, the team had outstanding results. The women swept the podium with CDTs Payton Boylston '20, Hannah White '20 and Katie Harris '20 finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the women's 18 – 24-year-old division. Payton was the 4th fastest women out of 291 in the entire race. Hannah White also earned a qualification spot to the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships joining Katie and Payton who qualified earlier this fall. On the men's side, CDT Gabe Fuhrman '21 finished 3rd in the men's 18 – 24-year-old division and was the 15th overall fastest finisher out of 917 competitors on the day. As a complete team, 7 of the 10 top ten men and 6 of the top 10 women in the 18 – 24-year-old division were West Point athletes.

Functional Fitness First at the Brooklyn Fit Fest
11/1/2018

Functional Fitness First at the Brooklyn Fit FestThe Army West Point Functional Fitness sent three male/male partner teams and one female/female partner team to Brooklyn to compete in the Brooklyn Fit Fest. The teams competed at a high level and represented West Point well. The men's teams took first, and third place and the women's team earned third place.

CDT Drake at the Ironman World Championships in Kona
11/1/2018

CDT Drake at the Ironman World Championships in KonaCadet Wolfgang Drake raced the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. He was the youngest competitor at the race. Out of 2500 amateur athletes, over 1600 were men, who all start the 2.4-mile ocean swim in one very dramatic mass start. The swim portion even had dolphins spinning alongside the course while the athletes were racing. Drake completed the swim in 59 minutes, which placed him 14th for his division, and he transitioned well onto the bike course. During the 112-mile bike he was relaxed and steady and was averaging approximately 20mph. A major turning point in the event for Drake happened after mile 100 on the bike, when he discovered a flat tire. He pulled off to change the tube and was only back on the bike a moment when it blew a second time! It is standard practice to carry two repair kits on a race this long and he was able to change it again.

No one could be prepared for a third blow-out. When the tire blew a third time, Drake was left on the Queen K Highway at the whim of race mechanics (it turned out to be a piece of metal piercing the tube). In good spirits, he simply started walking with his bike towards the run course in 90-degree air temps and direct sun radiating off the asphalt and lava fields (which raises the temps on the road to well over 100 degrees). The race assistance caught up to him with a new tire and after over an hour of crisis management, he made his way onto the run course. At this point, behind in his nutrition and hydration protocol, severely cramping, and red from the sun, it was a fight to the finish. Despite the setbacks, Wolfgang Drake finished in 13:02:17 and placed 40th in the World for athletes aged 18-24. The sport of triathlon is a metaphor not only for life in the Army, but for life in general. With a lot of determination and a little grit, anything is possible.

Army Water Polo Home Tournament
11/1/2018

Army Water Polo Home TournamentArmy Water Polo hosted a home tournament. They played four teams from across the New York Division, beating all four. Their success at this tournament sets the team up to qualify for nationals. Saturday, Army took on the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Columbia. Patrick Cowley was the high scorer of the game with a contribution of 6 points. Aaron Chough and Matthew Kim each achieved "hat tricks" with three points each. The final score of the game was 18-5. Patrick Cowley scored four goals in the fourth quarter and D.J. Pinter contributed with three of his own points with a final score of 13-4.

Sunday, the first game was against New York University. Army performed consistently better than NYU in each quarter of the game, helped by Jeff Stark who made several impressive saves. Chris Onorato stood out as a consistent scorer, netting one point per quarter. Matthew Kim and Leonid Milman followed close behind Chris, with three points each, the combined efforts of the team leading to a final score of 14-7. Army's final game was against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Army's defense throughout the game was impressive, holding RPI to just 2 total points. The Army team put up a total of 14 points, with goals by each of the new fourth-class team members: Roger Yerger, Cedrick Evereat, and James Jang.

Kendo Competes in Ithaca
11/1/2018

Kendo Competes in IthacaThe Kendo (Mixed Martial Arts) team traveled to Ithaca, New York recently and represented the academy well in the competition.

Graduate Scholarship Candidates Receive Etiquette Training
11/1/2018

Graduate Scholarship Candidates Receive Etiquette TrainingThe Cadet Hostess Office trained graduate scholarship candidates in protocol/diplomacy and etiquette.

Women's Soccer Outlasts Navy in Double OT
10/31/2018

Women's Soccer Outlasts Navy in Double OTThe Army West Point women's soccer team put together its most complete performance of the season in the Patriot League Quarterfinals and is moving on with a 1-0 double-overtime victory over service-academy rival Navy on Tuesday evening. Yealring Erynn Johns netted the game winner in the 102nd minute after senior captain Sydney Witham sent a free kick into the middle of the box. The Austin, Texas, native corralled the bouncing ball and fired a shot that escaped the outstretched arm of Sydney Fortson.

The sixth-seeded Black Knights controlled play for much of the game and outshot the third-seeded Mids, 13-7, including a 5-34 edge in shots on goal. Army also led in corner kicks, 7-2. Johns paced the visitors with four shots and three on goal, while seniors Kayleigh Stallings and Sarah Chamberlin managed two shots each. Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia, who recently earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors, posted her 10th shutout of the season with a three-save effort. Read More

African-American Arts Harlem Trip
10/31/2018

African-American Arts Harlem TripThe trip to Harlem went smoothly and proved intellectually productive for the cadets in attendance. They viewed a powerful film and the cadets related to the story in profound ways. They plan to continue the conversations the film provoked. The trip achieved its purpose in enriching cadets' understanding of contemporary representations of Blackness in film and provoking conversations on the same.

Doo and Kay Garner Weekly League Honors
10/31/2018

Doo and Kay Garner Weekly League Honors Kevin Doo and Hudson Kay of the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team received Patriot League weekly honors after their performances in this past weekend's 199-95 victory over UConn. Doo's day was highlighted by a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 free (45.00) and 100 fly (48.53). His time in the 100 free was a personal best, while he set a new season mark in the 100 fly. The Princeton, N.J., native added a second-place showing in the 100 breast after touching the wall in 56.65. Doo also swam the second leg of the 400 free relay squad that posted the top time at the meet of 3:04.62. Kay was dominant on the boards opposite the Huskies. He won on the 1-meter board with a score of 286.42, over 50 points higher than the second-place finisher. His score of 311.48 on the 3-meter was the best in a field of seven and nearly 40 points higher than the best score by a UConn diver in the event. Read More

Women's Team Handball NTHL Tournaments
10/31/2018

Women's Team Handball NTHL TournamentsWest Point Women’s Team Handball competed at home recently in the first of the Northeast Team Handball League (NTHL) tournaments. This year the women’s division of the NTHL has eight teams, six of which competed at this tournament. The West Point Black team faced the University of North Carolina (UNC), a new team from Philadelphia, and West Point Gold, who also competed against UNC along with the DC Diplomats. Both West Point Gold and Black struggled at different points on the court as several new players are learning how to time the plays, position themselves on the court and read the defense. West Point Black walked away with a 3-0 league record. As a new team, Gold continued to develop and challenge their expanding skill set. Both teams are gaining a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses through competition, which will serve as a basis for what the women will focus on in practice.

Photo: carving bell peppers to make Jack O’Lanterns

MacAfee, Wilson Earn Weekly AHA Honors
10/31/2018

MacAfee, Wilson Earn Weekly AHA HonorsTwo Black Knights were honored by the Atlantic Hockey Association for their standout performances last weekend. Dalton MacAfee was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week, while Michael Wilson was deemed the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. Firstie captain MacAfee tallied a team-leading four points last weekend as the Black Knights stayed unbeaten in conference play with a road sweep of Mercyhurst.

MacAfee had a goal and an assist on Friday and two assists on Saturday. He also led a penalty-kill unit that held Mercyhurst to 1-for-13 on the power play. The Needham, Mass., native leads Atlantic Hockey in several categories including points per game (1.29), assists (7), assists per game (1.00), power play points per game (0.86) and defenseman scoring. Wilson scored two goals, including the game-winning overtime goal on Saturday, as Army swept their first series at Mercyhurst in program history. Read More

Obstacle Course 50-Mile Tussey Mountain Relay
10/31/2018

Obstacle Course 50-Mile Tussey Mountain RelaySeventeen Cadets formed three teams to compete in a grueling 50-Mile Relay over and around the Tussey Mountain Area in Central Pennsylvania. Team 1 was 2nd overall with a 5-hour 44-minute effort which is the 19th best time overall out of 279 teams in the history of the competition for their respective category. Team 2 cracked the notorious 6-hour barrier with a 5:59 effort and Team 3 ran a respectable 6:07 effort. The team agreed it was strenuous challenge, provided an excellent opportunity in a competitive environment to strategize and team-build and increase the important strength and aerobic base of the team.

Wineinger Named Patriot League Swimmer of the Week
10/31/2018

Wineinger Named Patriot League Swimmer of the WeekFirstie Kara Wineinger of the Army West Point women's swimming and diving team was tabbed the Patriot League Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday morning. Wineinger was the top scorer for the Black Knights in their home opener against UConn on Saturday afternoon. The Stafford, Va., native claimed a pair of individual first-place finishes opposite the Huskies. In the 100 breast, her time of 1:04.33 helped her win the event before she later captured the top spot in the 200 breast at 2:21.50. She also had success in the 200 medley relay, swimming the second leg and aiding the group of Cecelia Croman, Mia Rankin and Bailey Smith post a time of 1:44.86, which was good for first. Wineinger and the Black Knights will return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 to face off against LIU Brooklyn at 5 p.m. at Crandall Pool.

SAME Supports Habitat for Humanity in Millwood
10/31/2018

SAME Supports Habitat for Humanity in MillwoodThe Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Cadet Club traveled to Millwood, NY to participate and support the Habitat for Humanity efforts towards remodeling multiple homes for veterans. Club members helped move construction equipment between sites, insulate the construction site for cold weather operations and offloaded several pallets of donated construction supplies. Participation in this event enabled enrichment of West Point’s inter-action with the greater New York City area as well demonstrates the close relationship between West Point and local communities in support of our veterans.

Ollar Tabbed AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/31/2018

CDT Roman Ollar '21After leading his team to its second consecutive Patriot League Championship, Army West Point cow Roman Ollar of men's cross country was named AWPAA Athlete of the Week. The West Linn, Ore., native was the team's top finisher in the race, crossing the finish line second with a time of 25:36.0, earning him First Team All-Patriot League honors. The Black Knights claimed five All-League honors, as they took five of the first 11 spots in the race. This is Ollar's second AWPAA honor of the year, as he claimed the weekly award after his race victory against rival Navy. In five meets this season, Ollar has four top-five finishes.

French Forum Cadets Immersed in Francophone
10/31/2018

French Forum Cadets Immersed in FrancophoneTwenty-Three Cadets and two French instructors (Dr. Foster and Dr. Tonnerre) from the French Forum spent a weekend immersed in the Francophone culture of Montreal, Quebec to use their French language skills and learn more about the local region and history. Cadets and faculty visited the Notre Dame Basilica, the surrounding old town of Montreal, and sampled delicious Montreal-style bagels. The group also visited the McCord Museum to learn about the local art and history of Montreal. Many cadets tried poutine, the local dish consisting of fries, cheese curds, gravy, and any additional top-pings. The highlight of the trip was a cultural dinner where cadets exercised their language skills through conversing with wait staff in French and ordering food from a French menu. For some students, it was their first time leaving the country, and it proved to be a memorable and exciting experience for them as they were able to practice their language skills and learn more about our neighbors to the north.

Brinson Named a Campbell Trophy Finalist
10/31/2018

Brinson Named a Campbell Trophy FinalistThe National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the finalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®, and senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson was among the 13 finalists.

The Campbell Trophy annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

The 13 finalists will travel to New York City for the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 4, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. At the event, one member of the class will be declared the winner of the 29th William V. Campbell Trophy. The event, which will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, will be live streamed on ESPN3, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. Read More

Cassalia Adds Academic All-Patriot League Accolades
10/31/2018

Cassalia Adds Academic All-Patriot League AccoladesYearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Cassalia, who collected All-Patriot League Second Team recognition on Monday, earned her first academic all-league honor after being named to the honor roll last year. The Omaha, Neb., native boasts a 3.794 grade-point average as a Mathematics major with a focus in Cyber Security. Nine of the 10 Patriot League programs were represented with at least one student-athlete on the academic all-league squad, with American and Navy placing two student-athletes on the 11-member team. Six of the 11 student-athletes selected for the academic all-league squad were also named to the All-Patriot League teams on Monday. Read More

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Air Force
10/31/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Air ForceArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights welcome service-academy rival Air Force on Saturday for the teams' 53rd all-time meeting. Saturday's game is slated for noon and has Commander In Chief Trophy implications. If Air Force wins, the Falcons will claim the trophy outright after defeating Navy earlier this season. If the Cadets win, they will retain the trophy from last season and will have a chance to win it outright when they play Navy on Dec. 8.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Good afternoon. It feels good to be coming off another victory, and on the road. We seem to be on the road quite a bit this year, so it's nice to be coming back home. I thought our guys really played a great half defensively last week at Eastern Michigan to hold them to under 20 yards on 13 plays. They didn't get a first down in the first half. That was a pretty impressive performance. Offensively, we moved the ball and got it in the red zone. We had to settle for field goals the first three times, which is a little bit uncharacteristic of us. We've been able to finish most of the drives when we get it down there, but credit to Eastern Michigan, they did good a really nice job of being stout when we got down there. Fortunately, we got a score right before the half that gave us a little bit of breathing room because we came out in the second half and went 3-and-out twice and had to punt and they turned them both into scores and had it to a two-point game. Read More

Cross Country Collects Seven Postseason Awards
10/30/2018

Cross Country Collects Seven Postseason AwardsThe Army West Point men's cross country team was honored with seven postseason awards after capturing the Patriot League Championship on Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa. Following an 11th-place finish at the meet, plebe Marshall Beatty was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year. The award is given to the top finishing freshman at the meet. "I think Marshall ran a very determined, very patient and very competitive race and it was a great race for him," head coach Mike Smith said. "For him to win an award like rookie of the year is significant because, not only was he the first freshman to cross the finish line, but even more so because he attends an institution where it is very difficult to be a freshman."

The Missoula, Mont., native earned two Patriot League Rookie of the Week awards this season, the first after his first-place showing in the season-opening Maine Dual and the second following a strong sixth-place finish at Navy. "He won rookie of the week in October when he had only been here since the middle of August," Smith said. "He has made a significant adjustment to life here at the academy and is still able to perform at a very high level. That speaks to who he is. He is a very determined, very squared-away and very competitive kid with ability and we saw that out there on Saturday in some of the most difficult conditions you can imagine." Beatty has been praised by his coaches for his strong work ethic throughout his rookie campaign. Read More

Engineering Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
10/30/2018

Engineering Human Factors & Ergonomics SocietyThe Engineering Psychology program recently brought its firstie cadets to the annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. At this conference cadets and faculty learned about the cutting edge of research in areas like usability, automation, and human-computer interaction. The conference provided rich opportunities for cadets to meet and build relationships with their collaborators and professionals in the field, giving them hands on experience with the equipment they will use in their capstones and building fruitful collaborations between West Point and other institutions.

Piccinic Receives All-League Honors
10/30/2018

Piccinic Receives All-League HonorsArmy West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic received Second Team All-Patriot League honors following a strong finish at the Patriot League Championships at Bucknell on Saturday. Piccinic continued her strong rookie season, leading Women's Cross Country with an 13th-place finish at 22:21.9.

"For Shelby to come in as a freshman and have an immediate impact at that meet, it's significant," head coach Mike Smith said. "She has done a great job throughout the school year in managing everything she has to manage, and she ran well. She competed the way we expected her to and her performance is an indication of, not only her talent and ability, but her determination to do her best. So, I'm very proud of her and very happy that she could experience that level of success at such an early age."

Her plebe campaign has been filled with accolades, as she collected two Patriot League Rookie of the Week awards. Piccinic won in her collegiate debut, leading the field in an impressive race at the Maine Dual. She was the team's top finisher against service-rival Navy, finishing third with a time of 26:06.2. Read More

Marathon Off-Site Training in Salt Point
10/30/2018

Marathon Off-Site Training in Salt PointIn preparation for the Richmond Marathon, the Marathon Team conducted off-site training in Salt Point, NY recently. The location offered runners a scenic course devoid of traffic to practice pacing and nutrition techniques required for the full Marathon distance. In addition, the team was able to conduct training and discussions on team values and goal setting. The following day the team conducted a recovery run on the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pistol Out-Shoots MIT in Cambridge
10/30/2018

The Pistol Team traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to compete against MIT. Army won the match with a three-event aggregate score of 6200 to MIT's 5940. Army won the first event, Air Pistol, with a 4-person team score of 2162 to MIT's 2095. Firstie Caleb Roth shot the event high score with an excellent 562 out of a possible 600. Army won the second event, Standard Pistol, with a 4-person team score of 2091 to MIT's 1974. Firstie Hyun Yim shot the event high score with an excellent 537. Caleb Roth and Cow Keegan Buros shot solid scores of 528 and 527, respectively. The last event was Free Pistol which Army won with a 4-person team score of 1947 to MIT's 1871. Firsties Caleb Roth and Garrett Plant shot excellent scores of 508 and 501, respectively. Coach Duston Saunders stated, "We're obviously pleased with the victory, but there is still a lot of room for improvement."

Witham, Cassalia Garner Postseason League Honors
10/30/2018

Witham, Cassalia Garner Postseason League HonorsWitham, Cassalia Garner Postseason League HonorsFirstie defender Sydney Witham and yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team were named to the All-Patriot League team, the league announced Monday morning. Witham collected first team honors for the first time in her career, while Cassalia garnered second team accolades for her first time. Both players earned their second career honors after being third team honorees a season ago. Additionally, Witham is the first Cadet since Clare Shea in 2016 to collect first team accolades. 

"The recognition these ladies have received is deserved and accurate," head coach Adrian Blewitt said. "They have been our most consistent performers all season, and their high level of play has had a direct impact on the team's success. Our staff and players are proud of them as they have become the figureheads and standout leaders of our team." Witham was one of four Army players to start all 18 games this season, playing every minute in 16 of those contests. The Crown Point, Ind., native's 1,716 minutes played were the most among position players. She totaled four points on the year with a goal and two assists on 26 shots (13 on goal). Witham ranked second on the Black Knights in assists, shots and shots on goal, while setting personal bests in each category. Read More

14th Annual Orienteering Skills Weekend
10/30/2018

14th Annual Orienteering Skills WeekendThe Orienteering Team hosted the 14th Annual Orienteering Skills Weekend at the Lake Frederick Reservation. This event served as an opportunity to instruct and mentor local Boy Scout Troops in basic land navigation skills. Over 150 scouts participated in the event and completed the first seven requirements for the Orienteering Merit Badge. This event marked a tremendous opportunity for the Army Orienteering Team to engage with the local community and teach kids about the military.

Crew at Head of The Charles Regatta in Boston
10/30/2018

Crew Head Of The Charles Regatta in BostonThe Crew team competed in the men’s club and collegiate categories of the world-famous Head of The Charles Regatta in Boston, competing with over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators from all around the world, including competitors abroad from China, Great Britain, Sweden, and nationally from the U.S. National Team, Harvard, Princeton, U-Penn, Navy, and Coast Guard. Select novice gained valuable racing experience on the Charles and a deeper appreciation for the sport of and culture surrounding rowing. The coaches helped launch John Fey, U.S. Army Retired, who is part of the Veterans Adaptive Rowing, Dallas United Crew. He was competing in the Head of the Charles for the first time. The coach is LTC (R) Chuck Mueller who taught in Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) in the late 1970's. The program helps those with spinal injuries or amputation become involved in and compete in the sport of rowing. SGT Fey visited with cadets at their trailer following his race.

Game Notes: Football Hosts Air Force
10/30/2018

Game Notes: Football Hosts Air ForceThe Black Knights welcome service-academy rival Air Force on Saturday for the teams' 53rd all-time meeting.

Saturday's game is slated for noon and has Commander In Chief Trophy implications. If Air Force wins, the Falcons will claim the trophy outright after defeating Navy earlier this season. If the Cadets win, they will retain the trophy from last season and will have a chance to win it outright when they play Navy on Dec. 8.

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Mountaineering Practices Creating Anchors and Rappelling
10/30/2018

Mountaineering Practices Creating Anchors and RappellingEight members of the Mountaineering Team, along with four OICs, went on a trip to the Gunks (Shawangunk Mountains). They set up top ropes at two separate locations and had solid practice creating anchors and rappelling down. Two members completed a multi-pitch for their first and second times, while some of the other members outdoor climbed for their first time.

Hockey Receiving Votes in USCHO.com Poll
10/30/2018

Hockey Receiving Votes in USCHO.com PollAfter extending its unbeaten streak to five, the Army West Point hockey team received votes in the USCHO.com National Poll on Monday. The Black Knights swept Mercyhurst last weekend by scores of 5-1 and 3-2 (OT). It was the first road sweep over the Lakers in series history. Army had a landslide victory on Friday night scoring five unanswered goals to secure the win. The goals were scored by five different Black Knights, and three Cadets had multi-point performances.

Saturday was a similar situation with Mercyhurst taking an early 2-0 lead, but Army netted three-straight including the game-winner in overtime extending its unbeaten streak to five games. Trevin Kozlowski was outstanding in net with 52 saves on the weekend and just three goals against. The yearling had a .945 save percentage in the two games and a 1.49 goals against average. Dalton MacAfee led the team with four points on a goal and three helpers. Michael Wilson netted the game-tying goal and then the game-winning goal on Saturday. Alex Wilkinson extended his point streak to seven with an assist in each contest.

The Black Knights return to Tate Rink to host Air Force this Friday and Saturday. Read More

MAJ Linford Published in the Journal of Power Sources
10/30/2018

MAJ Linford Published in the Journal of Power SourcesPublication of recent article in the Journal of Power Sources. The Journal of Power Sources published a study authored by MAJ Patrick Linford (and team) demonstrating a system to harvest power from intermittent heat sources using electrochemical redox couples. The system shows the potential to harvest low-quality waste heat to power wireless sensors and can operate in environments without temperature gradients in space, only in time such as diurnal cycles. The article is titled Multi-cell thermogalvanic systems for harvesting energy from cyclic temperature changes. The work has also resulted in a filed patent with the US patent office.

Men's Rugby Clinches Rugby East Title
10/29/2018

Men's Rugby Clinches Rugby East TitleThe Army men's rugby team clinched the Rugby East title Saturday, after a commanding 31-0 victory over previously unbeaten Penn State. This is the second Rugby East title for the Black Knights (8-0, 6-0), and first since 2015. The Cadets have been amping it up all week in anticipation for the de-facto title game versus the Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-1). "Great performance, I think it was a clinical performance," said head coach Matt Sherman. "We adjusted to the conditions really well and committed really well. It was our best performance of the season and definitely worthy of a victory."

Army flexed its muscle early with a try in the seventh minute by Rob Niscior to take the early 7-0 lead. The first half continued to be all Black Knights, with three more tries to take a 24-0 lead into the half. The Black Knights opened the second half with a Marco Carrabotta try in the 48th minute, and there was no turning back. Stout defense and continued pressure secured the win down the stretch. Read More

EECS Faculty & Recent Graduates Attend IEEE Conference
10/29/2018

EECS Faculty & Recent Graduates Attend IEEE ConferenceDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) faculty Dr. Suzanne J. Matthews, former EECS faculty, MAJ Jason Hussey, and Spencer Drakontaidis ’18 traveled to Waltham, MA to attend the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 22nd Annual High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC ’18). At the conference, Spencer presented the paper, "Toward Energy-Proportional Anomaly Detection in the Smart Grid," which was co-authored by former students Spencer Drakontaidis, Michael Stanchi, Gabriel Glazer, and faculty advisors MAJ Jason Hussey, Dr. Aaron St. Leger and Dr. Suzanne J. Matthews. The paper represents the culmination of the former cadets’ senior capstone project and argues for the need to reduce the total power consumption costs of anomaly detection in the smart grid.

It is a huge achievement for an undergraduate team to have a paper accepted through the peer review process, let alone an IEEE venue. The paper will appear in the proceedings of the 2018 HPEC conference, which will be posted to IEEE Xplore in the coming months. HPEC is the largest computing conference in New England and is the premier conference in the world on the convergence of High Performance and Embedded Computing. Highlights of the conference include talks by Ms. Barbara Helland (Associate Director of the DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Research), Dr. Scott Yockel (of Harvard Research Computing), and others.

Men's XC Claims Second Consecutive League Title
10/29/2018

Men's XC Claims Second Consecutive League TitleThe Army West Point men's cross country team claimed its second consecutive Patriot League Championship with a commanding performance at Bucknell on Saturday. It marks the first time Army has won back-to-back league titles since 2000-01. The team's 32-point total was its best since its championship winning performance in 2000. The Black Knights were led by cow Roman Ollar's second place finish. Ollar followed up his race victory at Navy with a strong 25:36.0 finish, earning him First Team All-Patriot League honors.

Two other Black Knights received the honor, as firstie Mikey Singer finished fifth at 26:04.8 and cow Ben Petrella finish sixth with a time of 26:07.8. Two Army runners earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors, as cow Robbie Santoyo placed eighth (26:11.2) and plebe Marshall Beatty came in 11th (26:18.1). Beatty was the race's top finishing freshman, earning him Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors. He is the second Army runner to win the award since it was established in 2004, as Daniel Mazzei claimed the honor in last year's meet. Read More

The Engineering Psychology Program Hosts Dr. Fisher
10/29/2018

The Engineering Psychology Program Hosts Dr. FisherThe Engineering Psychology program recently had the pleasure of hosting a talk by Dr. Donald L. Fisher, the principle technical advisor in Surface Transportation Human Factors at the DOT Volpe center. He has also served as head for the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Amherst from 2009 to 2015. The talk highlighted several important issues surrounding the human factors components of improving safety for both drivers and pedestrians, including what the concerning issues are, where they exist, and how they can be improved simply and effectively in a manner which ultimately saves many lives. This work is truly innovative, seeing success in a realm where others had been failing to make progress for the last 50 years. The topic of distracted driving, its consequences and solutions, like this talk, should be of interest to everyone.

Army Football Captures Road Victory at EMU
10/29/2018

Army Football Captures Road Victory at EMUThe Army West Point football team used two passing touchdowns in the second half to halt a charge from Eastern Michigan and earn a 37-22 victory on Saturday at Rynearson Stadium.

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. got the start behind center and ran for 105 yards. The Charlotte, N.C., native was impressive in the passing game as well with 126 yards through the air and two touchdowns. Jordan Asberry had a day for the Black Knights, recording a rushing and receiving touchdown in the win. John Abercrombie was crucial in the first half with three made field goals to close out three drives with points early in the game.

Tyler Wiegers threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns for the home team in the loss. Army's defense shined against the EMU rushing attack, limiting the Eagles' backs to a combined 34 yards on the ground and 235 yards of total offense. Read More

American Chemical Society Visits Marist
10/29/2018

American Chemical Society Visits MaristThe local chapter of the West Point American Chemical Society (ACS) visited Marist College to participate in the Mid-Hudson ACS talk concerning the chemistry of fermentation to produce alcoholic apple cider. The talk was presented by Tim Dressel, a graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science and owner of Kettleborough Cider House in New Paltz, NY. Mr. Dressel presented information concerning the rapid growth in popularity of hard apple ciders in America along with the chemistry science and art of properly producing a quality product. At the heart of the process of fermentation is proper monitoring and control of the aqueous environment with a focus on the acidity (pH) during the fermentation cycle to ensure the biological components are in an ideal environment for production of ethanol and flavor production. Representatives from West Point included LTC Dan Bahaghighat 'Baha', Cadets Ross Poulin '19, Jared Hudspeth '21, and Rachael Dodson '22.

Wilson’s Late Heroics Lifts Hockey to Series Sweep
10/29/2018

Wilson’s Late Heroics Lifts Hockey to Series SweepCow Michael Wilson's goals with 11 seconds left in regulation and 3:23 into the overtime period powered the Army West Point hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Atlantic Hockey foe Mercyhurst on Saturday evening. The Black Knights secured their first-ever series sweep at Mercyhurst and are riding a five-game winning streak which includes three consecutive wins. Army sits atop the Atlantic Hockey standings early in the season with as the only undefeated team in the conference with a 3-0-1 mark. After falling into a 2-0 hole through the first two periods, Zach Evancho put the visitors on the board within the first minute of the third stanza.

The Black Knights cycled the puck around the horn before a cross-ice pass from Brendan Soucie found Evancho at the back post for the tally. As time wound down in the third period, Colin Bilek fired a one-timed slap shot from the top of the left circle that was blocked. The puck rebounded off the glass and made its way to the far post where Wilson tapped it in with 11 seconds left to tie the game. Wilson sent the Black Knights home with a victory after netting the overtime winner as well. Wilkinson fed a pass from the point to below the goal line to Dominic Franco who found the Fond du Loc, Wis., native in the high slot for the power play score. Read More

Volleyball Rallies for Five-Set Win over Lehigh
10/29/2018

Volleyball Rallies for Five-Set Win over LehighDespite trailing 2-1 through the opening three sets, the Army West Point volleyball team battled back to secure a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Lehigh in a Patriot League match on Saturday afternoon at Grace Hall. Allie Strong and Courtney Horace played a huge role in the five-set win over the Mountain Hawks, combining for 41 of the team's 64 kills. Nikki Lum posted a double-double with 35 assists to pair with a team-best 21 digs, while Emmy Barnhost added seven kills and six solo blocks. Read More

Fly Fishing Visit the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY
10/29/2018

Fly Fishing Visit the Salmon River in PulaskiFly Fishing Cadet Club weekend visit to the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. The club had many interactions with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) during this trip. Cadets stayed at the NYDEC Training Academy (not in session), which is along the river. The location provided a great area for the cadets to learn about the river and salmon fishing. In the evening, they shared stories with the Environmental Conservation Officers who were also staying there as part of the Salmon River Detail (surge in law enforcement during the busy season). Saturday, Vietnam Veteran Jim Kelso, an old friend of the club who has fished the Salmon River for 40 years, guided and instructed cadets. To gain a better understanding of the how the fishery was created and maintained over the past century, the club toured the NYDEC Salmon River Hatchery, led by Fran Verdoliva, Special Assistant, Salmon River Corridor. Saturday's fishing saw cadets learning the techniques and a few hooking fish. By Sunday, the cadets were improving, and all were hooking salmon, many for the first time and for many, the largest fish they ever tried to catch. They found it difficult to land the fish which average 20 lbs., but by Monday, using teamwork, some cadets landed their first salmon.

Women's XC Places Fifth At Patriot League Championship
10/29/2018

Women's XC Places Fifth At Patriot League ChampionshipThe Army West Point women's cross country team placed fifth at the Patriot League Championship at Bucknell on Saturday. The Black Knights were led by a strong performance by plebe Shelby Piccinic, who finished 13th with a time of 22:21.9. The rookie's team leading finish earned her the honor of Second Team All-Patriot League. Army had three top-25 finishers in the race, as junior Mika Andrews placed 18th at 22:41.0 and junior Bethany Nunnery finished 25th with a time of 22:49.4. Read More

MAJ Sublett Featured Article
10/29/2018

MAJ Sublett Featured Article MAJ Sarah Sublett, first-year instructor in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PNE), was recently featured in a forum article entitled The Impact of Military Women in Health Physics (VanHorne-Sealy, 2018). The excerpt featuring MAJ Sublett follows.

"NMSOs go where the Army goes. Over 15 years of war have required health physics support to medicine, force protection, and radioactive materials management across combat zones. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Major Sarah Sublett (Fig. 4) deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, leading a two-soldier team to assess and inspect the diagnostic radiology equipment deployed with U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel injured in the line of duty deserve the highest standard of care, and Major Sublett played a key role in ensuring quality of the imaging equipment used for lifesaving medicine. Her team provided inspections of U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partner nations for over 80 different medical, dental, and veterinary diagnostic x-ray systems, including 7 computed tomography systems, covering installations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Qatar. Additionally, her team conducted surveys at entry control points that use nonintrusive inspection systems (x rays and radioactive material-derived gamma rays) and evaluated radiation safety programs on five bases in Afghanistan."

Cadets Engage Technical Scholarship Winners
10/26/2018

Cadets Engage Technical Scholarship WinnersCadets from the Mechanical Engineering Seminar Course engaged a panel of technical scholarship winners about continuing education. Cadets participated in a panel of technical scholars, all USMA ’17 winners of technical scholarships. Cadets learned about the opportunities for continuing education both via prestigious scholarships as well as later in their careers.

LTC Serrazes & CPT Sack Present West Point Overview in Brazil
10/26/2018

LTC Serrazes & CPT Sack Present West Point Overview in BrazilLTC Ricardo Serrazes, Brazilian Exchange Officer and CPT William Sack, Portuguese Instructor, presented an overview of West Point and its 47-month experience via skype to the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (AMAN), the Brazilian Military Academy. The presentation was part of the opening of AMAN’s annual leadership symposium. The conference brought together over 1000 personnel, to include Brazilian “firsties,” Academy leadership, and Brazilian Army Leadership. Following their 45-minute brief, LTC Serrazes and CPT Sack answered questions on leadership at West Point and how its programs help create leaders of character prepared for service.

Cadets Attend the Grace Hopper Conference
10/26/2018

Cadets Attend the Grace Hopper ConferenceEight cadets from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) attended the 2018 Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, TX. The cadets who attended the conference were: Taylor Bradley, Rachelle David, Chloe Dewees, Mary Pollin, Samantha Rankin, Ashley Rivera, Amanda Roper, and Haley Steele. Dr. Suzanne J. Matthews helped organize the event but could not attend this year owing to a conflict with another conference. Dr. Matthews is also one the co-chairs of the GHC Scholarship Committee, which oversaw the review of nearly 4,000 applications with 500+ reviewers. This year, the committee was able to award over 800 scholarships. This is Dr. Matthews' fifth year as co-chair of the Scholarship committee.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the largest consortium of women in computing in the world. It is named in honor of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, inventor of the compiler, and an early pioneer in many aspects of computing. This year’s conference had over 20,000 attendees, the largest conference yet. Students at the conference get to learn about the newest technologies, and attend talks given by famous academics, researchers and CEOs.

Society of American Military Engineers Meeting
10/26/2018

Society of American Military Engineers MeetingThe Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) had their second meeting of the semester and had the pleasure to host MAJ Ruth Mower as a guest lecturer. She discussed her assignment with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) based in New York City as the 553rd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced (FEST-A) Commander when she deployed to Europe in 2017 to assist with Operation Atlantic Resolve by conducting infrastructure assessments and initial design, as well as providing other needed technical engineering support. Her comments were well received and helped reinforce the significance and link between an engineering educa-tion and the ability to use these skill sets during an Army career.

Model U.N. Regional Conference in Boston
10/26/2018

Model U.N. Regional Conference in BostonTen cadets of the USMA Model United Nations team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in the Boston Area Regional Model UN Conference (BarMUN) hosted by Columbia University. This marked the first time that the West Point Model UN team had participated in BarMUN. There were many universities in attendance. Cadets participated in several interesting debate topics. Through participation in this conference, the attending cadets had a unique opportunity to hear from the local charity and non-profit leaders in the Boston community, and to build relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership in social events hosted by the conference. The conference ended with the Model UN team being awarded the second highest-ranking award, Outstanding Small Delegation for their overall success as a team at the conference. This delegation award reflects great effort on the part of the Model UN team given that it was their first time ever competing at this conference, overcoming challenges in research, debate styles, and logistics. The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: John Govern '19 - Best Delegate in "Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General" Katarina Christianson '21 - Best Delegate in "CDC on Antibiotic Resistance" George Pavlakis '21 - Verbal Commendation in "1991 Somaliland" Best Delegate Awards are equivalent to first place and Verbal Commendations to fourth place. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: Jake Stoffel '19, Justin Jang '20, Nick Cunningham '20, John Lorenz '20, Jason Filios '22, Joel Macklin '19 and Dana Cody '20.

COL Musteen Addresses WPS of the Piedmont
10/26/2018

COL Musteen Addresses WPS of the PiedmontCOL Jason Musteen addressed the West Point Society of the Piedmont in Greensboro, North Carolina. COL Musteen shared his insights on the origins, progress, and consequences of the First World War to about 200 supporters of West Point from the Tar Heel State. Among those in attendance were West Point graduates from the Classes of 1946 to 2013, including MG(R) George Higgins '72, former commander of the 2nd Infantry Division. Also present was Commander Porter Halyburton (USN Retired), who spent 7 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. COL Musteen provided historical context for the Society's recognition of the centennial of World War I.

Thomas Tabbed AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/25/2018

CDT Cam Thomas '21After impressing many in his first career start, yearling quarterback Cam Thomas was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

Thomas ran for a game-high 137 yards on 26 carries and led Army football to an exciting double overtime victory over Miami (OH) last Saturday. The Huntsville, Ala., native broke free for a 52-yard scamper late in the third quarter that set up a key touchdown by the sophomore a few plays later. That marked his second career score.

He and the rest of the Army team are back in action Saturday when they travel to Eastern Michigan for a noon kick off. That game will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden and Ross Tucker on the call.

Cadet Capstone Visits with Putnam BOCES
10/25/2018

Cadet Capstone Visits with Putnam BOCESCadets in the Core Engineering Sequence Capstone Project Course conducted a site visit to the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Yorktown Heights, NY. The team is performing a logistics improvement study of the Science 21 program, which provides STEM educational resources for grades K - 5 in the Hudson Valley.

Ortman Earns Special Teams Player of the Week Nod
10/25/2018

CDT Seppi Ortman '22Rookie kicker Seppi Ortman of the Army West Point sprint football team was named the special teams player of the week by the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) on Tuesday.

Ortman was a perfect 2-for-2 on field goals in last week's 62-0 victory over Post University, connecting from 20 and 38 yards. The Lafayette, Calif., native's 38-yard make was his longest of the season. He added a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs against the Eagles.

The Black Knights will have a week off before hosting Cornell on Nov. 2 for senior night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Shea Stadium.

COL Schools Hosts Chilean Youth Soccer Team STEM
10/25/2018

COL Schools Hosts Chilean Youth Soccer Team STEMThe NSRC’s COL Chad Schools hosted a mini-STEM event for a Chilean Youth Soccer Team in Bartlett Hall Science Center. During the event, the boys were introduced to a Van de Graaff generator, projectile launcher, spinning stool, vacuum chamber with marshmallows, and a Bernoulli's beach ball. COL Schools son’s soccer coach is originally from Chile and helped organize the exchange.

Women's Team Handball Takes 2nd Montreal
10/25/2018

Women's Team Handball Travels to MontrealWest Point Women's Team Handball traveled to Montreal, Canada to compete against local Canadian teams; Celtique 1, Celtique 2, and Laval. These teams are very experienced competitors, most having played for years. They all brought different styles of defense and offense that West Point Black and Gold had to assess and adjust to compete against them. Opposing coaches remarked how both West Point teams constantly adjusted to the different styles of play and they were particularly impressed with the team's improvement throughout the tournament. West Point Gold had some amazing shots, scoring 13 points in their final game. West Point Black won second place in the tournament losing to Laval by only 8 points.

Game Notes: Army Heads Back Out on the Road
10/25/2018

Game Notes: Army Heads Back Out on the RoadArmy travels to Eastern Michigan on Saturday for another contest with a MAC opponent at noon.

The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden and Ross Tucker on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to Follow: Television - CBS Sports Network | Radio -  Army Sports Network | Game Notes - Army Notes  | Live Stats - EMUEagles.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

Cadets Visit Sleepy Hollow
10/25/2018

Cadets Visit Sleepy HollowThe Department of History sponsored eight cadets and two faculty members to experience nearby Sleepy Hollow. Cadets immersed themselves in the surroundings of America’s first "Man of Letters" – novelist, historian, and diplomat Washington Irving. Cadets toured Sunnyside, Irving's quaint historic home which features many elements and renovations copied from his European travels. After enjoying the superb cuisine of Tarrytown, they received an outstanding private tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, offered by marketing director Christina Orban-La Salle. During their two-hour walk through the grounds of this historic, yet still active cemetery, cadets visited the graves of Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Gompers, William Rockefeller, and others. They also enjoyed the unique experience of entering the "receiving vault" – a distinctive, but now unused feature of cemeteries in northern climates where frozen winter ground required that bodies be stored until the spring thaw enabled grave-diggers to do their work. Throughout the day enjoying conversations with department faculty about the Army profession.

Men's Team Handball Tour ESPN and Take 2nd
10/25/2018

Men's Team Handball Tour ESPN and Take 2ndThe Men's Team Handball club was invited to tour the ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, CT in route to a tournament in Springfield, MA. During the tour players visited the live sets of ESPN's major programs including Sports Center, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight and Fantasy Football. After the tour, ESPN representatives provided an overview of their company's Heroes Work Here program which seeks to hire military veterans and assist service members with the transition from military to corporate life. This opportunity at ESPN was the perfect team building event to kick off the year. The cadets concluded a successful weekend with an impressive second place finish.

Cadets Present at ICARS in Washington, D.C.
10/25/2018

Cadets Present at ICARS in Washington, D.C.Cadets John Herrmann and Alex Sabatino presented their research on “Nonlinear Dimensionality Expansion (NLDE)” at the Intelligence Community Academic Research Symposium (ICARS) in Washington, D.C.  recently. This research builds on the efforts of an Individual Research Project started last Spring in EV478 (Military Geospatial Operations) in conjunction with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). They completed their research during an Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) at NGA this summer. LTC Will Wright, COL Chris Oxendine, and Dr. Matt O'Banion presented their research on “GPS Forest Signal Coefficient Absorption Index” at ICARS. Both research projects were funded by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: EMU
10/25/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: EMUArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights head back out on the road for a noon contest with Eastern Michigan on Saturday. That game will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden and Ross Tucker on the call.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Good afternoon everybody. It sure was a heart-pounding game on Saturday. We were very fortunate to win the game. We had ourselves in decent position going into the fourth quarter, and, frankly, they just outplayed us in the fourth quarter. They had 215 yards to our 12, and that's tough to watch. I feel like we can play better. We have to be able to make some plays. We've made some plays in similar situations this year, we just didn't manage to do that on Saturday.

"And that credit goes to Miami (OH). Those kids made some plays, and their quarterback is one of the toughest competitors we've faced since I've been here. He had that never say die attitude. Even on that very last play when he was getting sacked, the cannon was going off and a couple of our guys on defense jumped in the air with their hands up, and he managed to flip it out there to the running back who just about scored. Fortunately, we had a few guys who were still playing and went and got him down. I guess they didn't hear the cannon. But what a finish it was. Their linebacker (Brad Koenig) had 23 tackles, he was all over the place. Read More

Library runs "Amazing USMA Library Race"
10/25/2018

Library runs "Amazing USMA Library Race"Library staff members conducted an instruction session for plebes as part of the RS 100 Student Success Course given by the Center for Enhanced Performance. This year, the library premiered a new instructional format for the class: The Amazing USMA Library Race. Teams of cadets competed for prizes by following directions for five different "legs" of a race around the physical and virtual – website & e-resources – of the library, learning about the services and resources available to them for their upcoming assignments. The race included several legs in Jefferson Hall during which the cadets completed "clues" which required them to use the library search engine Scout to find books and scholarly journal articles and visit library services desks to meet staff members who could help them with research and scholarship. One leg required that teams stop at the Mounger Writing Center to get information about using the services offered there. The race concluded in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room in Bartlett Hall North, where staff members displayed and discussed unique historic resources from our collection. The winning teams won prizes of library swag.

Cadets Born & Baumgartner Win Best Paper Awards at URTC
10/19/2018

LTC Lowrance & Cadets Win 2nd and 3rd Best Paper AwardsCadets Anna DeVries, Benjamin Baumgartner, and William Born presented their academic research papers at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC) in Cambridge, MA. The cadets were mentored by LTC Christopher Lowrance who served as their research advisor on independent studies conducted last spring. The MIT URTC brings together undergraduates around the world to present and discuss solutions to advance technology. As an IEEE official conference, accepted papers are published by IEEE in the Xplore Digital Library. The cadets enjoyed a rich program with keynote speeches and technical flash talks featuring renowned speakers, a student design competition, and networking events. Second Best Paper Award: "Application of Convolutional Neural Network Image Classification for a Path-Following Robot" by CDT William Born and LTC Christopher Lowrance. Third Best Paper Award: "Augmenting Computer Vision with IMU from Mobile Phone for Robust Robot Following of Human Leader" by CDT Benjamin Baumgartner and LTC Christopher Lowrance.

Eleven Sports to Broadcast Men's Rugby
10/19/2018

Eleven Sports To Broadcast Men's RugbyGlobal sports provider Eleven Sports has teamed up with Army West Point men's rugby for their upcoming matches. This Friday's game versus Notre Dame College, scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, will be shown on Eleven Sports' linear channel, which is available in over 55 million homes. The Oct. 27 match versus Penn State, now slotted for a 12 p.m. start time, will be fully produced by Eleven Sports and also played on their linear channel.

Eleven Sports USA is available in HD in nationwide satellite/cable systems such as DIrect TV (623), AT&T U-verse (1665) Verizon Fios (597) RCN (571) Atlantic Broadband (501) Hawaiian Telcom (1091) and Google Fiber (251). Additionally, Eleven sports can found on such OTTs as Sony Playstation View and Fubo.TV

Both games will also still be available online through Knight Vision.

CME’s SquadX Capstone Engages in Design Trust Offsite
10/19/2018

CME’s SquadX Capstone Engages in Design Trust OffsiteCadets Marco Amalfitano, John Kelly, Blake Sandlin, Frank Wu, and Aaron Finch along with LTC Harry Jones and LTC Brian Novoselich conducted a day-long design workshop with Mr. Tom Weis and his Design for Trust and Verification class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The cadets interacted with RISD students to learn how to incorporate trust into solution design. This interaction created a unique learning experience with creative design, testing, and problem solving from the perspective of industrial design methodologies. RISD students tested trust with their cadet peers by having them execute handcrafted challenges that included verbal and nonverbal trust exercises. The next day, cadets explored the Lapham Building construction site in downtown Providence to increase understanding of wall, ceiling, and floor structures to inform design decisions for their dense-urban micro breaching DARPA project. Mr. Weis provided a teamwork challenge that incorporated breaking the cadets into leadership roles within RISD student groups. Cadets and RISD students out-briefed lessons learned to the group. The final out-brief was attended by Scheri Fultineer, Dean-Division of Architecture and Design, Associate Provost; Daniel Hewett, Executive Director-Research Practice, and Inquiry; and Peter Yeadon, Interim Dept. Head-Industrial Design.

Equestrian IHSA Horse Show in New Paltz
10/19/2018

Equestrian IHSA Horse Show in New PaltzThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed strong at its second IHSA horse show of the season. The team traveled to Lucky C Stables in New Paltz, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region at their intercollegiate horse show hosted by SUNY New Paltz. With twelve top three finishes in multiple categories of competition, the team truly rode with excellence. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Anna Gerald '21 placed third in the open over fences class, Madyson Paul '21 placed second in the Novice over fences class, Joshua Barbella '21 won his advanced walk-trot-canter class, Sydney Campbell '21 placed second in her advanced walk-trot-canter class, Amanda Roper '19 placed third in her advanced walk-trot-canter class, Karissa Stubblefield '22 won her walk-trot-canter division, Cira Wolf '20 placed third in her walk-trot-canter division, Suzanna Del Rio '21 won her walk-trot class, Kirby Horne '22 and Taqi Iftikhar '20 placed second in their respective walk-trot divisions, and Lucy Harrill '21 and Victoria Kearns '22 both placed third in their walk trot divisions. The team shined at the show, and many members achieved new personal bests. This level of success early on is a powerful indicator of the team's competitiveness as they head into the bulk of their season. Good luck here tomorrow against Centenary University.

Cadets in Taiwan Travel to Beijing
10/19/2018

Cadets in Taiwan Travel to BeijingCadets on Semester Abroad Fellowship Program (SAP) in Taiwan continued their travel across Mainland China designed to provide them with broader regional exposure to complement their studies in Taiwan. After spending a week between Wuhan and Kunming, the six Taiwan SAP Cadets traveled to Beijing for five days of exposure to the social, political, and cultural highlights of the Chinese capital. COL Gregory conducted a discussion with them, the goal of the discussion, which focused on U.S.- China relations as well as the use of the Internet in China, was to deepen their regional knowledge while taking advantage of recent faculty travel that provided fresh perspective on key issues.

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Navy
10/19/2018

Men's Volleyball Sweeps NavyThe Men’s Volleyball Team traveled to the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for the annual Military Open. Army lost a close battle with RMC but won an exciting five set match against Air Force and swept Navy in three sets.

Cycling Places 4th in the Eastern Conference
10/19/2018

Cycling Places 4th in the Eastern ConferenceThe Army Cycling Team competed at the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) in Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire recently. The team placed fourth in the Eastern Conference. Great job.

LTC Whipple Develops New Heat Transfer Lab
10/19/2018

LTC Whipple Develops New Heat Transfer LabJason Whipple, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, developed and implemented a new laboratory for the Heat Transfer class to review structured computer programming techniques for the Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering majors enrolled in the course. LTC Whipple's review provided a simple overview of numerical and computational topics required for the class engineering design project using Matlab (Computer Programming Language), basic structured programming fundamentals and advanced plotting and graphing. The laboratory experience included numerous handouts with useful information and an instructor-led practical exercise solving a two-dimensional, steady conduction problem in Matlab, and modeling a second-order partial differential equation formulation of the Heat Diffusion Equation.

Woman's Crew Novice Wins Gold
10/18/2018

Woman's Crew Novice Wins GoldThe Army West Point Crew Novice Team, with varsity support, Competed in the Head of Housatonic. It was the first race for the Novice crews and they gain valuable racing experience. - The Crew Team competed in the Men's Single (CDT Grant Hall '19), Men's and Women's Novice 8's and 4's. - The Woman's Novice 4 won their event earning a Gold Medal.

Mechanical Engineering Cadets Visit TARDEC
10/18/2018

Mechanical Engineering Cadets Visit TARDECMechanical Engineering Capstone Cadets on Team RDD developing a deployment system for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) visited TARDEC at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB), MI. The SMET will carry modular mission payloads and the cadet team is developing a payload that will contain a MTRS Inc, II Centaur from Endeavor Robotics as well as the deployment system. Cadets viewed the SMET prototype developed by General Dynamics as well as previous ideas for unmanned ground vehicle deployment systems.

Army Adds Four to Preseason Rankings
10/18/2018

CDT Noah Stewart '20Four Army West Point wrestlers were named in the InterMat, FloWrestling and The Open Mat preseason polls.

Firstie Rocco Caywood, along with cows Ben Harvey, Noah Stewart and Lucas Weiland found themselves in the respective polls. Harvey (13th IM, 12th Flo, 13th TOM) and Weiland (17th IM, 13th Flo, 13th TOM) were the only Cadets ranked in all three polls. Caywood saw his name in the InterMat and The Open Mat rankings at 18th in each, while Stewart was recognized as the 20th-best 184-pounder by FloWrestling.

Harvey advanced to the blood round of the NCAA Championships a season ago (one-win shy of being an All-American), becoming the first Army wrestler to do so after dropping his first match since Patrick Simpson in 2006. His 4-2 record marked just the 15th time an Army wrestler won at least four matches at nationals. The New Palestine, Ind., native ranked second on the team with a 22-11 record. Harvey added a team-best 9-8 record against ranked opponents, including victories over No. 7 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina), No. 8 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) and No. 9 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford). Read More

Cadets Attend Lecture on Cognitive Impacts of Exoskeletons
10/18/2018

Cadets Attend Lecture on Cognitive Impacts of ExoskeletonsSeminar with MIT Faculty on the cognitive impacts of exoskeletons. Cadets attended the Mechanical Engineering Seminar on current research in biomechanical engineering and human factors during an evening lecture period with Dr. Leia Stirling, Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Stirling discussed her research in exoskeletons and human-machine fluency so that wearable technologies can better interact with the user and improve performance. Specifically, she discussed the cognitive "fit" of various exoskeletons and how researchers can better define and design exoskeletons to reduce overall cognitive load. The work presented was recently completed in part by 1LT Blake Bequette, a recent Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department graduate, as part of his Draper Fellowship.

Women's Soccer Battles to Draw in Bean Town
10/18/2018

CDT Nikiay Comer '19A 69th-minute tally by yearling Morgan Walsh allowed the Army West Point women's soccer team to pick up a crucial point with a 1-1 tie at Boston University on Wednesday evening. Despite being outshot 27-2 in the contest, the Black Knights halted their season-long three-game losing skid and moved to 6-4-6 and 2-3-2 in league play. The Terriers, who saw their six-game winning streak snapped, move to 7-7-3 overall and 5-0-2 against Patriot League foes. The home side managed to break the scoreless draw in the 23rd minute when Taylor Kofton was the beneficiary of a set play off a corner kick by Anna Heilferty.

After regrouping at halftime, however, Army worked its way deep into the BU zone in the middle of the second half. Firstie Lauryn Westman dribbled down the left side of the box before slotting a pass to Nikiay Comer in the middle of the area. The Bradenton, Fla., native flicked the ball back to the penalty spot where Walsh rocketed a shot past the BU keeper with 21:42 remaining in the contest.

Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia turned in one of her top performances of the season, making nine saves for the third time this season. Read More

Robotics Research Center Hosts Dean’s Book Club
10/18/2018

Robotics Research Center hosts Dean’s Book ClubThe Robotics Research Center (RRC) hosted the first discussion of the semester for the Dean’s Book Club. The book club is comprised of staff, faculty, and cadets who read and discuss fiction and nonfiction works. This year the group is reading "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov, a science fiction novel that explores the relationship between humans and intelligent machines. The focus of this first event was on Asimov’s predictions on the state of technology and the future of robotics. Participants also observed demonstrations in the RRC on the state of art in robotics and autonomous systems.

Marathon Takes Top Honors at Annual Army Ten-Miler
10/18/2018

Marathon Takes Top Honors at Annual Army Ten-MilerMembers of the Army West Point Marathon Team traveled to the nation's capital for the 34th annual Army Ten-Miler Race. Once again, the team captured top honors in the Service Academies and ROTC team category. Leading the way for the Army team were Chase Hogeboom '21 with a run time of 59:00 and Kate Sanborn '20 with a run time of 1:01:35.

COL Burpo Serves on the ECBC Technical Advisory Board
10/18/2018

COL John Burpo served on the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB reviewed the In-House Laboratory Independent Research (ILIR) and Surface Science Initiative (SSI) basic research programs. ECBC uses the TAB review to obtain unbiased assessment of the content, quality, innovation, accomplishments, and relevance of these programs. Topic areas included: Rational Molecular Synthesis and Novel Materials, Synthetic Biology, Nano Chemical and Biological Sensing, Panomics and Moelcular Toxicology, Aerosol Sciences, Algorithm Design and Development, and Surface Science. COL Burpo and Dr. Ken Wickiser have served as ILIR and SSI grant reviewers for ECBC over the last seven years and have each reviewed nearly 150 proposals.

West Point Fortification Exercise
10/18/2018

West Point Fortification ExerciseMAJ Antonio Salinas, CPT Jim Villanueva, and CPT Claudio Innocenti led a group of Phi Alpha Theta Cadets in a simulation exercise to plan the defense of West Point during the American Revolution. Cadets received instruction on several staff roles to include: Chief of Staff, Intelligence Officer, Engineer Officer, Artillery Officer, and Naval Officer. The Phi Alpha Theta Cadets had to effectively wargame and emplace a few batteries, forts, redoubts, as well as a chain and a boom. Following the staff portion of the simulation, they visited some of the fortifications on West Point and discussed their assessments at the shore batteries.

LTC Reeves Attends LACMO
10/18/2018

LTC Reeves Attends LACMOLTC Shane Reeves, Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Law, attended a conference held by the Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations (LACMO) International Research Network. The conference was held at the Netherlands Defence Academy in Amsterdam. LTC Reeves participated in two workshops during the conference. First, he provided rebuttal argument during a workshop entitled, Operation Inherent Resolve and the Law Relating to Self-Defense, Russian and Iranian Intervention in Syria and Turkish Intervention against Syrian Kurds and the International law on the Use of Force. Second, he delivered remarks as a panelist in the workshop entitled, Air Power: Uses, Effectiveness and Limitations in the Campaign against ISIS and the Law of Targeting and Its Application in the Aerial Campaign Against ISIS.

Piccinic Wins Patriot League Rookie of The Week
10/17/2018

Shelby Piccinic '22For the second time this season, Army West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic has been selected as Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week. Piccnic was Army's top finisher against service academy rival Navy at this year's Star Meet. The rookie finished with a time of 22:06.2, which was good enough for a third-place finish in her first trip to the Naval Academy course.

"Shelby has been our most consistent performer this fall and this weekend she took a nice step forward," head coach Mike Smith said. "She got right into the race and competed all the way to the line. Her time on that course is the second fastest time by an Army runner in a series that started in 1986, so what she did is pretty remarkable. She is athletic and very strong, so the challenging course at Navy was not a factor for her"

The Colonia, N.J., native earned her first Rookie of the Week honors following her opening weekend victory at the Maine Dual on September 2. Read More

Cadet Capstone Visits Tobyhanna Army Depot
10/17/2018

Cadet Capstone Visits Tobyhanna Army DepotDepartment of Systems Engineering Cadet Capstone Team visited Tobyhanna Army Depot as part of the capstone design experience as they apply Lean Six Sigma tools to a refurbishing process at the depot. During this trip they had the opportunity to observe the process, interact with members of the process, and collect data for future analysis. Over the yearlong capstone experience, cadets will learn lean six sigma tools, apply what they have learned to a real-world problem, and earn their certification as an Army Lean Six Sigma greenbelt.

Beatty Wins Second Rookie of The Week Award
10/17/2018

Marshall Beatty '22Army West Point plebe Marshall Beatty was chosen as Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week for the second time this season Tuesday. Beatty finished sixth with a time of 24:58.26 at this weekend's Star Meet against rival Navy. Beatty was the only freshman to finish the race inside the top-10. Army's ten-point victory was its largest over its rival since 1996.

"Marshall has had a nice rookie campaign for us thus far and has a lot more in the tank than what he has shown," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He is a raw talent with relentless will that serves him well in challenging environments." Beatty also won Rookie of the Week after his opening weekend victory at the Maine Dual on September 2.

Smith believes that Beatty is now starting to show his true potential as he continues to learn how to compete at this level of competition. Read More

Ollar and O'Shea Named Athletes of the Week
10/17/2018

CDTs Roman Ollar '20 and Keenan OShea '20After two stars in the annual Star Series presented by USAA were claimed over the weekend by the Army West Point men's cross country and men's soccer teams, cows Roman Ollar and Keenan O'Shea were named AWPAA Co-Athletes of the Week. Ollar led the field opposite Navy with a time of 23:58.2, the fastest mark ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. He helped the Black Knights claim their second straight win over the Midshipmen, a feat that has only been accomplished three times before. It also marked the program's seventh win at the Navy since 1960. In four meets this season, the West Linn., Ore., native has three top-five finishes. Earlier this season, he placed inside the top-25 in a field of over 350 runners at the highly competitive Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh. 

O'Shea played a pivotal role in Army's 4-1 victory over service-academy rival Navy in the seventh installment of the Army-Navy Cup at Talen Energy Stadium. In a crowd of over 8,500, he tied the game up at 1-1 late in the first half, before sending another strike into the back of the net for an insurance score in the 66th minute. It was his first collegiate multi-goal performance and now has three career scores in Army-Navy Cup contests, the most by any Cadet or Mid in the game's seven-year history. The Chesterfield, Va., native is in the midst of a standout junior campaign and currently sits atop the league in goals (7) and points (18), while ranking second in assists (4).

Cadet Media Day Trip
10/17/2018

Cadet Media Day TripCadets from the Domestic Affairs Forum at West Point traveled to New York City for its annual Media Day trip to learn about the role of media in local and national domestic politics. In the morning, cadets sat through The New York Times news meeting and met with national correspondent Trip Gabriel, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Matthew Rosenberg, and foreign/terrorism correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. In the afternoon, cadets toured NBC studios, meeting with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

Photo: Cadets experience the thrill of receiving an Emmy

West, Dean Honored by CSFL
10/17/2018

CDTs Keegan West '19 NaVonte Dean '21Firstie quarterback Keegan West and yearling defensive lineman NaVonte Dean of the Army West Point sprint football team were honored by the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) for their accomplishments in Friday's 28-6 victory over Penn. West was named the league's offensive player of the week for the second time this season, while Dean collected the defensive player of the week nod for the first time in his career.

West went 38-for-59 from under center for 374 yards and four touchdowns, setting new single-game career highs in completions, pass attempts and passing yards. It was the West Point, N.Y., native's firstcareer 300-yard game and the third time in four games this season with at least 250 yards and four touchdowns. He currently leads the CSFL in passing yards (1,130), passing yards per game (282.5), completions (104), pass attempts (156), completion percentage (66.7) and passing touchdowns (15).

Dean guided the Black Knights' defensive unit in limiting the Quakers to just six points after they entered the game averaging 32.0 points per game. The Fairfax, Va., native totaled eight tackles, four tackles for a loss of 13 yards, three sacks for a loss of 12 yards and forced two fumbles on strip sacks. He currently leads the CSFL in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (7.0), while tying for the league-lead in forced fumbles (2).

The Black Knights return to action on Saturday when they travel to Post for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Cadet Chapel Choirs Community Outreach
10/17/2018

Cadet Chapel Choirs Community OutreachThe Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir performed with the Catholic Cadet Chapel Choir for Saturday evening Mass at St. Brendan the Navigator parish. Led in the Sunday morning services for the First United Methodist Church of Avalon. A wonderful time of fellowship, spiritual growth, leadership training, and community outreach was accomplished by the Cadet Chapel Choir as a group, and by each individual cadet who participated in the event.

Ollar Named Patriot League Male Runner of the Week
10/17/2018

CDT Roman Ollar '20Following his Star Meet victory, cow Roman Ollar has been selected as the Patriot League Male Runner of the Week. Ollar's first place finish against Navy helped lead the Black Knights to their largest margin of victory over their rival since 1996. Ollar's time of 23:58.98 marked the fastest time ever by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course.

"Roman had a nice breakthrough in the Star Meet this weekend," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He ran a controlled race and was feeling strong the whole way. I wasn't surprised to see him at the front of the race as he has trained at a very high level this fall. If he brings that same competitive fire and determination to the races that are coming up, he will be in the hunt to win some big races."  The victory gave the Black Knights their second straight win over Navy, a feat they have only accomplished three times before. It also marked their seventh victory at the Naval Academy since 1960. In four competitions this season, Ollar has three top-five finishes. He placed in the top-25 out of over 350 runners in the highly competitive Paul Short Run at Lehigh.

Army Bowling Competes in Oakland, NJ
10/17/2018

Army Bowling Competes in Oakland, NJFour of eight competitive bowlers traveled to the Holiday Bowl in Oakland, NJ to compete in the first of three competitions as part of the NCAA Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. The team competed against schools such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stoney Brook, St. John's, William Patterson, and The College of New Jersey. After a hard fought day, the team earned 6 points for this competition.

Army Football's Offensive Line Earns Praise
10/17/2018

Army Football's Offensive Line Earns PraiseThe offensive line for Army West Point football team was recognized for its play as the unit was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. Earning a spot on this year's midseason honor roll are the O-lines of  #1 Alabama, Appalachian State, Army West Point, Boston College, #8 Georgia, #14 Kentucky, Memphis, #22 Mississippi State, #16 NC State, #2 Ohio State, #9 Oklahoma, #12 Oregon, #7 Texas, and #23 Wisconsin. This year's honor roll members represent seven conferences and one independent (in alphabetical order): AAC (1), ACC (2), BIG TEN (2), BIG-12 (2), PAC-12 (1), SEC (4), SUN BELT (1), and Army. For games played through Oct. 13, teams on this year's midseason honor roll have a combined record of 73-17 and include ten ranked teams.

These units have gained the attention of the Joe Moore Award voting committee, as it moves closer to announcing the selection of semifinalists on Nov. 20 and finalists on Dec. 4. Selection of the 2018 Joe Moore Award winner will be made public after a surprise visit to the winning university's campus in late December. The Joe Moore Award voting committee judges solely on six criteria: toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique and finishing. Evaluations for the midseason honor roll were made primarily through weekly review of actual game film and offensive line coach-provided cut-ups on the DragonFly Division I Network. In addition, STATS, one of the industry leaders in sports data analytics, provides advanced O-line data and analytics to give context and clarity which streamlines the film evaluation process. Read More

Bass Fishing Qualifies for the State Championships
10/17/2018

Bass Fishing Qualifies for the State ChampionshipsThe Bass Fishing Club qualified four teams for the New York Bass Federation Collegiate State Championships on Lake George. All four teams brought mixed bags of largemouth and smallmouth to the scales. The top USMA team of Brent Towery '20 and Bobby Carroll '22 also had the team lunker - a three pounder.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Miami (OH)
10/17/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Miami (OH)Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are finally back at Michie Stadium after a month's hiatus when they welcome Miami (OH) on Saturday. That contest is slated for noon and will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

(Ref.: Opening statement) 
"It's good to be coming back home and playing at Michie Stadium after many weeks on the road. None further than this last one. It was a long trip and it was tiring. Just the trip out there, the time change, and the trip back, that's a difficult trip. I think of Hawai'i and how far they had to travel to get here. And they've got to do that pretty often. That's a difficult task. Of course, you guys know I've been on those airplanes with the Hawai'i team before so I've forgotten how long those trips can be.

"Overall I was really proud of our team. The way they responded, even with a slow start Saturday. We kind of got it going, in the second half particularly. San Jose State was exactly what we thought they were going to be. They were tough, they played us really well on defense, and it was a pretty close game there for a while. It looked a lot like their game against Oregon. It was only 14-3 at halftime. Fortunately, in the second half we got some turnovers and we were able to recover all of those fumbles. That made a big difference as we had a short field then. I was proud to see our guys capitalize on those opportunities, be able to get some scores and be able to come away with a victory. Read More

Army Rifle Defeats Conference Foe Ole Miss
10/16/2018

CDT Clayton Hanson '22The Army West Point rifle team closed out its opening weekend with a victory over conference opponent Ole Miss on Sunday. The Black Knights outscored the Rebels in both disciplines, finishing with an aggregate advantage of 4656-4649. "This win feels pretty good," head coach Web Wright said. "Ole Miss got us by a point last year, so this victory is all the more special."

Yearling co-captain Clayton Hanson led the way for the Cadets, topping the leaderboard in both smallbore (582) and air rifle, where he shot a personal best score of 594. This marks the second match in a row that a Black Knight set a personal high mark in the discipline, after sophomore Benjamin Davis shot a 594 on Saturday.

"Clayton really turned it on today," Wright said. "He tied for the high score in smallbore and had the high score and personal record in air rifle. It's good to see his hard work pay off." Read More

Model U.N. Team Takes First at CMUNNY
10/16/2018

Model U.N. Team Takes First at CMUNNYTen cadets from the Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to New York City to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations conference (CMUNNY) hosted by Columbia University. This conference is among the top ranked in the Model U.N. circuit. CMUNNY presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the U.S. Army and USMA in a professional and positive way to a civilian school audience.

Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to the development of democracy and economic development in the Fifth Republic of Korea, a historical simulation of the Final War of the Roman Republic as contemporary military and political leaders, and conflict resolution measures in the South Sudan and Myanmar via the United Nations Security Council.

Attending cadets had a unique opportunity to hear from the U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), Jonathan Cohen, and to build relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership in social events hosted by the conference. The MUN team earned the highest-ranking award, Best Small Delegation, that the team was eligible for. This marks the first time that the West Point MUN team has ever won first place at this conference and places the team in a strong position for national rankings as the opening conference of the Model UN conference season. In addition, multiple individual awards were given to cadets.

KARS Inter-Service Academy Symposium
10/16/2018

KARS Inter-Service Academy SymposiumThe Korean American Relations Seminar (KARS) took a trip section to Philadelphia to conduct an inter-service academies symposium. The intent of the symposium was for KARS to build a working relationship between the Naval Academy's Korean American Midshipmen Association (KAMA). At the conclusion of the symposium, they established groundworks for a smoother planning process throughout the rest of the semester.

Authentic Leadership and Core Values Discussion
10/16/2018

Authentic Leadership and Core Values DiscussionCadet and faculty members of the Corbin Leadership Forum participated in a Lean-In discussion to explore the topic of Authentic Leadership. Participants discussed core values and how they contribute to Authentic Leadership. Cadets and facilitators shared personal experiences of their own and others’ leadership styles and how core values affect decision-making within leadership. Participants departed the Lean-In with a clearer sense of their personal values and how to implement those values when leading others.

Game Notes: Football Returns Home to Face Miami (OH)
10/16/2018

Game Notes: Football Returns Home to Face Miami (OH)The Black Knights are finally back at Michie Stadium after nearly a month hiatus when they host Miami (OH) on Saturday for a noon kickoff. 

The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to Follow: T.V. - CBS Sports Network | Radio -  Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes - Live Stats -  GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

The Opening Kickoff: Army is coming off a convincing 52-3 victory over San Jose State at Levi's Stadium last Saturday. The Cadets outscored their host 52-0 after allowing the Spartans to score the first points of the game. With that win, Army has now outscored its last two opponents by a combined score of 94-16. 24 of those 52 points last Saturday came in the third period, which was a season high for any quarter this season. The defense also caused a season-best four turnovers in the game with three strip sacks and one fumble recovery. Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has been leading the Black Knights' offense and rushed for a career high three touchdowns opposite the Spartans, which was the first time a quarterback did so since 2013 when A.J. Schurr had four in a game. Hopkins is tops on the team with 496 yards rushing, including two games with more than 100 yards racked up (Hawai'i and Oklahoma). Following closely behind him is senior captain Darnell Woolfolk, who has posted 363 yards. Read More

Cadets Hold Spanish Conversation Table Event
10/16/2018

Cadets Hold Spanish Conversation Table EventThe Spanish Club, led by CDT Gabrielle Young, held its first-ever Spanish Conversation Table Event to increase cadets' fluency in the Spanish language. Over 50 cadets from across the Department of Foreign Language's (DFL) Spanish courses practiced their oral language skills while having the opportunity to meet native speakers across the West Point community. The native speakers included DFL Spanish section instructors as well as cadets from Spain and Colombia. The facilitators promoted language proficiency at various levels to include discussing political and social factors in Spain.

"Purple Rain" History Night at the Movies
10/16/2018

"Purple Rain" History Night at the MoviesThe Department of History hosted its first Night at the Movies of the semester by showing the 1984 film, Purple Rain. Cadets and faculty viewed the film as a primary source to gain a better understanding of U.S. society and culture in the 1980s. Major Flores led the discussion on the movie and its historical significance to the period. Through an in-depth historical discussion, viewers were able to connect the film to racial and gender dynamics, American society, and the larger political and economic trends of the decade. Furthermore, viewers compared and contrasted the societal norms portrayed in the film to those of today to gain a better sense of how American society and culture have changed over time.

Army Football Stymies San Jose State
10/15/2018

The Army West Point football team scored 52 unanswered points and shut down the San Jose State offense en route to a 52-3 victory at Levi's Stadium. The Black Knights scored 24 points off of four Spartan turnovers and four different players found the end zone in the victory. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. paced the Army running game with 99 yards and three rushing scores. Despite the Spartans getting on the board first with a field goal, the Army defense stepped it up and held San Jose State scoreless the rest of the way. The Black Knights' defense caused a season-high four turnovers while limiting the Spartans to 171 total yards, including only 36 on the ground. Read More

West’s Career Night Powers Army to Win Over Penn
10/15/2018

Senior quarterback Keegan West's career day under center led the Army West Point sprint football team to a 28-6 victory over Pennsylvania in a rematch of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship game Friday night at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to 12 games, while the Quakers dropped to 2-2 overall.

West set single-game personal bests in completions (38), pass attempts (59) and passing yards (374), in addition to throwing at least four touchdowns for the sixth time in his career. The West Point, N.Y., native managed to share the wealth as seven different Cadets caught a pass, including four players with at least five receptions. Read More

Cadets Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center & Smithsonian
10/15/2018

Cadets Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center & SmithsonianSeventeen cadets joined CPT Murphy at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Smithsonian Air and Space Museums in Washington D.C. They received a special tour, including seeing the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and many other key technologies for flight in the air and in space.

Men's Rugby Victorious on the Road
10/15/2018

Army men's rugby continued its hot start to the fall campaign, defeating Rugby East foe Wheeling Jesuit 33-21 on the road to remain undefeated. The Black Knights (6-0, 4-0) saw two first half scores, the first a Jordan Jurosic try and the second a penalty try, to give the Cadets a 14-7 lead at the half. The second half was all Army. Sam Sutera, James Mbony, and Bailey Abercrombie each scored tries. The Black Knights led 33-14 in the 61st minutes and clamped down defensively to secure the road victory. Army begins the season at least 6-0 for the third time since turning varsity. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start. Army returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19 at home versus Notre Dame College at 5 p.m. Read More

Cadets Attend the NAHF Enshrinement Ceremony
10/15/2018

Cadets Attend the NAHF Enshrinement CeremonyCadets Max Mueller, Tyler Paget and Mattias Cooper had the opportunity to attend the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) enshrinement ceremony in Washington D.C. Cadets Mueller and Paget are part of the Aviation club sponsored by the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Cadet Cooper is one of the top cadets enrolled in Aeronautical Engineering courses in the department. The NAHF is chartered by Congress to recognize the unique contributions of select individuals to Aviation, preserve their legacy, and inspire the next generation of aviation innovators. This year's enshrinees included test pilots, a former Marine Corps Aviator and Commandant, a former USAF Chief of Staff, and an astronaut on the Apollo 7 mission. Attendees at the event included a Tuskegee Airman, the first branch chief of Army Aviation, one of the first female airline Captains, numerous astronauts, industry CEOs and leaders. The group also received a private tour of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum the following morning from a volunteer docent and 30-year veteran pilot of the USAF.

Ollar Leads Men's Cross Country to Star Meet Victory
10/15/2018

Ollar Leads Men's Cross Country To Star Meet VictoryThe Army West Point men's cross country team defeated Navy 24-34 on Saturday to claim the star in the 2018-19 Star Series presented by USAA. The Black Knights were led by cow Roman Ollar's first place finish. Oller paced the field with a time of 23:58.98, the fastest time ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. Cow Ben Petrella (fourth/24:49.15) and firstie Mikey Singer (fifth/24:56.14) also posted top-five finishes for the Cadets. Plebe Marshall Beatty (sixth/25:06.03) placed shortly behind his teammates in a strong finish. Army's 10-point victory is their largest margin of victory over Navy since they defeated their rival 21-37 in 1996. The win marked only the seventh victory by the Black Knights in Annapolis since 1960. Navy leads the all-time series over Army 48-31-1 since their first meeting in 1937. Read More

Cadets Attend 5th Annual Philosophy Society Conference
10/15/2018

Cadets Attend 5th Annual Philosophy Society ConferenceCadets from the Department of English and Philosophy, as well as Cadets from the West Point Humanist Society, attended the 5th annual Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society conference at Marist College. The Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society is a consortium of five schools, West Point, Marist, Vassar, Bard, and SUNY New Paltz which meet annually for a philosophy conference. Each year, the conference features a keynote speaker and a student speaker from each school. This year, the keynote speaker was Robert Pasnau, from University of Colorado, Boulder, who presented a paper titled "Socratic Guises and Epistemic Biases." Cadet Brett Yelverton presented a paper titled "A Moral Argument for Self-Defense in Cyber," after which, a lively discussion followed. Next year's conference will be hosted at West Point.

First Period Surge Powers Hockey Past Merrimack
10/15/2018

CDT Trevin Kozlowski '22Fueled by a three goal first period, the Army West Point hockey team powered past Merrimack 3-2 on Saturday night to secure its first win of the season. The Black Knights jumped ahead 3-0 after the first frame, and despite two goals in the third period by the Warriors, Army persevered for the victory. Trevin Kozlowski earned the win in his first collegiate start after making 24 saves. Bilek scored the first goal of his career in the game. He is the only rookie with a point so far this season. Evancho netted his first of the season which marked the 22nd of his career. The cow now has 12 power play goals in an Army sweater. The game-winner came from Soucie which was also on the power play. Soucie now boasts four game-winning goals in his career and five power play scores. MacAfee and Wilkinson are now riding a three-game point streak after their assists tonight. All of the defensive pair's points have come on the power play and lead Atlantic Hockey in the category. Dineen recorded his second-career assist on the night, while Laurito had his eighth. Read More

COL Gregory Visits Cadets in Wuhan, China
10/15/2018

COL Gregory Visits Cadets in Wuhan, ChinaCOL Gregory linked up in Wuhan, China with six Cadets studying in Taiwan and three Cadets studying in Beijing. They held classes and studied local areas of historical and cultural interest.

Pictured: Cadet Cerbone and her non-USMA classmates rigorously study Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing

Women's Swim & Dive Captures Dual Victory over UMass
10/15/2018

Women's Swim & Dive Captures Dual Victory over UMassAfter winning eight events, Army West Point women's swimming and diving team defeated UMass, 175-125, for a dual victory on Friday night at Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. Pool. The win against the Minutemen was a significant one as head coach Mickey Wender captured the 400th victory of his career. The Black Knights defeated the Minutemen for the sixth time in program history. In the 1000 free, the first individual event of the meet, Monica Sowinski placed first with a time of 10:44.47. Sidney Evans (10:52.23) and Meaghan McGovern (10:58.19) finished right behind. Sowinski also captured the win in the 500 free with a time of 5:11.75. Isabelle Malinowski followed in second after touching the wall at 5:12.66. Brianna Romaine was Army's top finisher in the 200 free after she placed second at 1:57.21. Cecelia Croman (57.12), Bailey Smith (58.56) and Lauren Carag (58.82) took the top-three spots in the 100 back. Croman would go on to win the 200 back (2:05.14) and finish second in the 100 fly (58.33). The 100 breast was highlighted by Kara Wineinger's first-place finish with a time of 1:05.69. In the 200 fly, it was Malinowski topping the competition after touching the wall at 2:08.45. Read More

Visit from Mozambique Military Academy
10/15/2018

Visit from Mozambique Military AcademyCOL Jason Musteen hosted a delegation from the Samora Machel Military Academy from Nampula, Mozambique. COL Musteen is working with Samora Machel's leadership through a Department of State program called African Military Education Program (AMEP). Several members of the staff and faculty across West Point participate in AMEP with the goal of helping various African nations as they improve their curriculum and faculty development across their professional military education institutions. During their visit to West Point, the Mozambicans received overviews of all four of West Point's pillars, and they also interacted with Portuguese-speaking cadets. COL Musteen will return to Mozambique several times in the next few years to help implement the new initiatives identified by Mozambique.

Volleyball Tops Bucknell in Five Set Comeback
10/15/2018

Volleyball Tops Bucknell in Five Set ComebackTrailing Bucknell 2-1 in the match, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat the Bison in the final two sets for the victory. It was Army's third win in five set matches this season and second at home. Allie Strong led the team with 16.5 points and had her third double-double of the season after posting 14 kills and 18 digs. Hannah Presley also notched a double-double on 32 assists and 11 digs. The Black Knights have now played in nine five set matches with six being played at Gillis Field House. Army held an advantage in kills (63-47) over Bucknell today. Strong and Horace had 14 kills apiece, while Barnhorst (12) and Eckford (11) were also in double-digits. Presley finished the day with 32 assists and Lum had 20. Strong posted a team-leading 18 digs as Ana Oglivie (13) and Presley (11) also contributed. Eckford boasted two solo and three assisted blocks to lead the team. Barnhorst finished the day with five block assists and Hartman had four. Read More

Cadets Visit Joint Munitions Command & Ammunition Plant
10/15/2018

Cadets Visit Joint Munitions Command & Ammunition PlantCadet Capstone Team from the Department of Systems Engineering traveled to Rock Island Arsenal, IL to visit the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) Headquarters and Middletown, IA to tour the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) as part of their Senior Capstone project. The cadet team is working to evaluate the Government-Owned, Government-Operated (GOCO) business model for their client, the Joint Munitions Command. Specifically, the cadets are exploring potential business model changes and seeking solutions to increase efficiencies as well as cost-savings for the Department of Defense's aging industrial base.

Cadets Provide Musical Liturgy for the 36th Year
10/15/2018

Cadets Provide Musical Liturgy for the 36th YearThe Cadet Catholic Chapel Choir, led by CDT Mary McCurry ’19, traveled with twenty cadets to Avalon, NJ for the 36th consecutive year. The Catholic Choir provides the musical liturgy for three different services with over 4,000 members of St. Brendan the Navigator parish and many visitors who travel every year from as far away as Florida every year for the event. The Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir joined the Catholic Choir for a joint music ministry at the 5:00 Mass on Saturday.

Cadets at the Military Academy in Austria Take 1st
10/12/2018

Cadets at the Military Academy in Austria Take 1stCadets Jason Brodeur and Ethan Bluhm participated in the annual Sportfest at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The two Cadets won the four-kilometer relay and the push-up contest, enabling their Jahrgang (class year) to win the overall competition. The Sportfest is an annual physical and military competition between the three classes at the Academy.

How to Follow – Army at San Jose State
10/12/2018

How to Follow – Army at San Jose StateFans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the Army football team as it takes on San Jose State at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. ESPNU and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices.

Television: ESPNU | On-Air Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Army West Point Sports Network:
On-Air Time: 1:30 p.m. ET, Army Football Tailgate Show
Pregame Show: 3:00 p.m. ET Black Knights Game Day
Flagships: WBNR (1260 AM, Beacon, N.Y.); WLNA (1420 AM, Peekskill, N.Y.)
New York City Affiliates: WMCA (570 AM, New York City, N.Y.) Read More

Conlin Leads Black Knights into ITA Northeast Regionals
10/12/2018

CDT Myles Conlin '20Myles Conlin will take the court in singles action, as well as doubles along with Nikita Larichev after the qualifying stages of the ITA Northeast Regional concluded Thursday. Today's schedule will see 9 a.m. doubles qualifiers followed by one round each of doubles and singles outdoors, weather permitting, beginning at 10 a.m.

Myles Conlin will challenge Rian Pandole of Columbia at 11 a.m. Conlin and Larichev will take on Zac Castagna and Abdullah Fouad of NJIT at 10 a.m.

The Black Knights will also have two more doubles pairs attempt to qualify. Diego Huttepain and Alejandro Quiros will take on Alvaro Cruz Chamorro and Gustav Wogen of Drexel, as well as David Mitchell and David Gorshein challenging Martin Rivolo and Marco Estevaverna of St. Boneventure.

Five other cadets attempted to qualify for the singles portion Thursday, with Larichev, Quiros, and Huttepain each winning their first match before falling in the second. Read More

Cadet Kayak Tour of Bannerman Island
10/12/2018

Cadets Bannerman Island Staff RideThe Department of History hosted nine cadets for a historical kayak tour of Bannerman Island. The cadets engaged in team building while crossing the Hudson and exploring the coast of Bannerman Island. Once ashore, they learned about the history of Bannerman Island from a professional tour guide provided by the Bannerman Island Trust. Cadets picked up hands on experience with primary documents and make linkages between the history of the island and the broader history of America. Throughout the tour, the cadets engaged with department faculty on the Army profession life.

Equestrian Impressive at First IHSA Show
10/12/2018

Equestrian Impressive at First IHSA ShowThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed impressively at their first IHSA horseshow of the season. The team traveled to the Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. New members earned five of seven top three places, setting the bar high for the rest of the season and demonstrating the incredible value they provide the team. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Anna Gerald '21 jumped to earn an impressive third place in her debut in the open fences class, Haley Middleton '21 won and Amanda Roper '19 and Heather Graham '22 earned third in their respective advance walk-trot-canter classes, Karissa Stubblefield '22 won and Kirby Horne '22 and Victoria Kearns '22 placed third in their debut walk-trot classes. With the first show of the season in the books, the team is looking forward to challenging opponents in the coming weeks.

Tour of the Wind Tunnel Testing at NASA Ames
10/12/2018

Tour of the Wind Tunnel Testing at NASA AmesCadet Austin Adams '19, LTC Andrew Bellocchio (Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)), and CPT Art Murphy (CME) toured the Ames Research Center at Moffett Federal Airfield. CDT Adams is part of a senior capstone project that is investigating rotor and hub fairings that reduce the drag on Future Vertical Lift aircraft. The Army's Aviation Development Directorate is sponsoring the project and will host aerodynamic testing at the facility this spring.

Photo: Cadet Adams '19 stands in front of Army’s 7’ by 10’ wind tunnel used for aerodynamic testing

Men's Volleyball Makes the Gold Bracket
10/12/2018

Men's Volleyball Makes the Gold BracketMen's Volleyball had a successful first tournament of the year. The A-team made the gold bracket where they played national contender Virginia Tech. The B-team got much experience for some players who haven't played in a tournament before.

Paintball Club Hosts the 32nd Annual Fall Combat Classic
10/12/2018

Paintball Club Hosts the 32nd Annual Fall Combat ClassicThe Army West Point Paintball Club hosted the 32nd Annual Fall Combat Classic at Lake Frederick. This year's theme was Operation Market-Garden, set in Holland during the fall of 1944. Nearly 200 players (mostly from the northeast, but some from as far as Atlanta, GA) made their way to the highlands of West Point to tackle the rugged terrain. Various missions throughout the event kept both sides engaged, paint, smoke, and artillery kept everyone on their toes. In the end, the Allied team (Team Blue) emerged victorious. The Paintball Club soon begins its tournament as they travel to Connecticut for their first event. Join them April 5-7, 2019 for the Spring Combat Classic.

USMA Hosts the President of Liberia
10/12/2018

USMA Hosts the President of LiberiaThe Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering had the amazing opportunity to host the President of Liberia, the Honorable George Weah at West Point. Professor Melkon moderated a discussion with President Weah and USMA Superintendent, LTG Darryl Williams. Both spoke of the enduring relationship of the two nations and our continued military cooperation. President Weah also shared his passionate desire to lead civil advancement for his country in the areas of infrastructure, promoting commerce and improving education to give all young Liberians a chance to succeed. Cadets enrolled in the Sub-Saharan Geography course engaged him with truly provocative questions related to their own studies.

Cadets Study Biodiversity on the Hudson River
10/11/2018

Cadets Study Biodiversity on the Hudson RiverTwenty-six cadets enrolled in Aquatic Science participated in a trip section to the Hudson River Estuary (transition zone between river and sea environments). Activities focused on field methods in water chemistry and biodiversity assessment. The day culminated with a three-hour educational sail aboard the Sloop Clearwater. Data on weather, tide, turbidity, water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and biodiversity were shared to connect the observations at West Point to the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem.

Yang Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/11/2018

CDT Jay Yang '19Firstie Jay Yang of the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

Yang's success in the pool this past weekend helped the Black Knights win the TYR Fall Classic in Miami against a competitive field. He secured a trio of top-three finishes at the meet, including a win in the 400 IM by clocking a time of 3:58.92, which was over three seconds better than the second-place finisher. The Las Vegas, Nev., native later captured another event victory once he tied for first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:52.58.

He added a third-place finish in the 200 back, after he touched the wall at 1:52.20. Yang was one of five swimmers at the meet to grab two first-place finishes and the lone competitor to also finish inside the top three in an additional event.

The Black Knights return to action tomorrow to open the dual season against UMass in Amherst, Mass., at 5 p.m.

Cadets at St. Cyr Start Weekend Military Training
10/11/2018

Cadets at St. Cyr Start Weekend Military TrainingThere are currently 16 Cadets on Semester Abroad Program in France; Eight at the French Military Academy at St. Cyr, four at the Catholic University of Lille, and four at the Catholic University of Lyon. The Cadets at St. Cyr conducted their first weekend military training event with their French Cadet platoons near Mont St. Michel, France. As they trained with our French Allies, cadets noted many similarities as well as differences between their training and the French planning process as well as the execution of raids and platoon attacks.

Women’s Team Handball Takes 2nd Place
10/11/2018

Women’s Team Handball Takes 2nd PlaceWest Point Women's Team Handball traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete against Boston Team Handball Club and the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill's team. With 18 new players on the team all playing in their first handball tournament, the weekend was a big learning experience. The improvement in level of play from West Point Gold's first game to last game was significant and the coaches for the other teams remarked on their impressive progress. They made great shots and stayed competitive the entire tournament. West Point's Black team defeated UNC 29-3 and lost to Boston in the championship game, taking home second place in the tournament. Both teams plan to bring the new skills learned through competitive play to practice, refining their own skills and prepare for future competitions.

Cadets Visit Marist for ACS Talk
10/11/2018

Cadets Visit Marist for ACS TalkThe local chapter of the West Point American Chemical Society (ACS) visited Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY to participate in a Mid-Hudson ACS talk on the chemistry of fermentation in the production of alcoholic apple cider. The talk was presented by Tim Dressel, a graduate of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science, and owner of Kettleborough Cider House in New Paltz, NY. Mr. Dressel discussed the rapid growth in popularity of hard apple ciders in America along with the science and art of producing a quality product. At the heart of the process of fermentation is the proper monitoring and control of the aqueous environment with a focus on the acidity (pH) during the fermentation cycle to ensure an ideal environment for the yeast to produce ethanol and flavor. Representatives from West Point included LTC Bahaghighat and Cadets Ross Poulin '19, Jared Hudspeth '21, and Rachael Dodson '22.

Water Polo Tournament at Villanova
10/11/2018

Water Polo Tournament at VillanovaArmy Water Polo travelled to Philadelphia recently to compete in a tournament at Villanova. The Army team arrived on Friday and went immediately to the pool to play their first game against Villanova. Villanova was off to a quick start and scored three goals in the first quarter while they held the Army team to zero. Jinwon Heo helped to turn the tide as he scored the first goal of the game for Army, sparking a four-goal streak. Unfortunately, Villanova held Army off just long enough to end the game in a 10-7 loss for Army. Army came back on Saturday ready to win. They took on the University of Maryland for their first game. They won in a hard-fought game with a final score of Army 8, Maryland 6. Army's third and final game was against the University of Pennsylvania. Army dominated the field and ended with a score of 9-2. Even the goalie, Jeff Stark, got in on the action with an impressive shot over the UPenn goalkeepers head. In the fourth quarter, Patrick Cowley had the chance to take over goal and performed well with several saves.

LTC Pfluger Publishes Article in the Journal of Cleaner Production
10/11/2018

LTC Pfluger Publishes Article in the Journal of Cleaner ProductionLTC Andrew Pfluger, in collaboration with Dr. Linda Figueroa, and with co-authors Jason Coontz, Veronika Zhiteneva, Teigan Gulliver, Lisa Cherry, and Liam Cavanaugh from the Colorado School of Mines, published an article in the Journal of Cleaner Production titled “Anaerobic digestion and biogas beneficial use at municipal wastewater treatment facilities in Colorado: A case study examining barriers to widespread implementation”. In 2004 the state of Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to implement a renewable energy standard. Electrical utilities have met the state's energy goals using a combination of wind, hydroelectric, and solar power, while giving relatively little consideration to biogas generated from domestic wastewater treatment (i.e., biomass accounts for < 0.1% of renewable energy used in Colorado). An examination of wastewater treatment facilities designed to treat flowrates >7570 m3d-1 indicates that energy generated from the anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge and combined heat and power technologies is limited in Colorado. At the time of this study, only 39% of examined facilities used anaerobic digestion and only 4 of 24 anaerobic digestion facilities actively employed combined heat and power. Barriers to widespread implementation of anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power were primarily associated with costs, e.g., infrastructure or equipment capital costs; however, other barriers were identified, including: effectiveness of available grant and loan programs, state-level regulations, electric utility rate structures, the influence of local decision-making authorities, and a reluctance by wastewater treatment facilities to change sludge digestion practices. Read More.

Equestrian Schooling Show in Saddle River
10/10/2018

Equestrian Schooling Show in Saddle RiverThe Army West Point Equestrian Team started their season off strong with a schooling show at Saddle River Equestrian Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. The team competed against a variety of different competitors from all age groups and experience levels. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Matilda Brady ’19 won both her 2’6 equitation jumping class and her 2’6 Medal equitation jumping class, Anna Jerald ’21 earned second in her 2’6 equitation jumping class and third in her 2’6 Medal equitation jumping class, Madyson Paul ’21 placed second and third in two consecutive equitation jumping classes, Taqi Iftikar ’20 won his walk-trot-canter division, Cira Wolf ’20 placed second in her walk-trot-canter division, Emma Lawson ’21 won her walk-trot division, and Victoria Kearns ’22 and Kirby Horne ’22 both placed second in their walk-trot classes. The weekend demonstrated that this year’s equestrian team is going to prove to be a formidable opponent in the coming weeks. Both new and old team members represented the team and West Point exceptionally, and they look forward to continued success in the coming months.

Williamson Impressive on Final Day in Alabama
10/10/2018

CDT Justin Williamson '20Cow Justin Williamson fired a 3-under 67 on the final day at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at Alabama to help the Army West Point golf team finish 11th after the third round. The Black Knights finished with a team score of 304-299-296—899 (+59) during the three rounds of the tournament. Army improved each round and concluded the events with a 296 (+16) on the third day of competition to move up a spot on the leaderboard. Alabama took home the title with a 12-under team score.

Williamson continued his great play on Tuesday and his third-round score of 67 (-3) was tied for the best round of the day. Williamson closed out his final round with three birdies on the final four holes and had a 2-under back nine performance. He moved up 10 spots thanks to that third round and finished the tournament with an even par 210. Arkansas' Julian Perico took home the individual title by leading after both days and shot a 2-under 68 on the final day to finish 13-under par for the tournament.

Next up for the Black Knights is the 2018 Bush Cup at SMU in Dallas. The teams will tie off on Oct. 18 for the one-day event.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: San Jose St.
10/10/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: San Jose St.Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights after ending their three-game road swing with a visit to Levi's Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. Eastern kickoff against San Jose State.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"We are coming off our bye week. I thought it was a productive week for us, I thought our guys practiced really hard. We were able to do some things that we had not done since camp. That happens as you start to get into game preparation and you focus on the team you're getting ready to play.

Certainly, we did a lot of San Jose stuff in terms of our defense on their offensive schemes and special teams, but we were able to go back and hit on some things that in preseason camp we cover, scenarios that may come up during the season, but you kind of push them to the back burner. It may just be a special teams situation, for us on offense, certainly [facing] some different fronts that oftentimes pop up and you're not expecting. We got some good work in running the ball and protecting the passer versus those looks and then defensively, to again go back and hit some of the option game that we don't get a chance to defend as we're preparing from week to week. We took some periods each day and did some of that. Read More

Men's Swim & Dive Wins TYR Fall Classic
10/9/2018

Men's Swim & Dive Wins TYR Fall ClassicThe Army West Point men's swim and dive team won five events to close out the weekend en route to a first-place finish at the TYR Fall Classic at the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center. The 493.5 points compiled by the Black Knights was a 40-point improvement from last year's total at the meet. Grand Canyon finished behind the Cadets with 478 points, while George Washington (440.5), TCU (407) and Florida Atlantic (369) rounded out the top-five team scores.

The final day began with Brian McKenrick, Ty Dang, Johnny Ellery and Josh Zock posting a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:33.67) Tom Ottman won Army's first event of the afternoon once he touched the wall at 4:30.80 in the 500 free. After winning the 100 breast on day one, Dang secured the top time in the 200 breast by besting the competition with his time of 2:03.88. Kevin Doo secured the win in the 100 free (45.52) after winning the B-Final in the 100 breast earlier in the day at 2:04.83. In the 200 fly, it was Ellery who finished first in the field after he touched the wall at 1:50.74. Jay Yang was the top finisher for the Cadets in the 200 back, placing third at 1:52.20, before tying with Dayne Odendaal of TCU for the win in the 200 IM (1:52.58). Kevin Lin won the B-Finals in the 500 free (4:33.65) and the 200 fly (1:53.49). Nathan Hein, Doo, Zock and Ottman wrapped up the swimming events with a second-place showing in the 400 free relay (3:03.86). On the 1-meter board, Hudson Kay compiled the fourth-best score of 232.05. Read More

Vietnamese-American Forum H.S. Outreach
10/9/2018

Vietnamese-American Forum H.S. OutreachSupported by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, Cadets from Vietnamese-American Cadet Association traveled to Westminster and Garden Grove in California recently to engage in outreach to high schools and to conduct oral history interviews with Vietnamese Veterans. They visited four high schools, speaking with over 500 students about the opportunities offered by the United States Military Academy. Cadets spoke to both large groups of students, where they presented information provided by the West Point Admissions Office, and to interested individuals. Conversations ranged from academics to Cadet daily schedules, athletics, and opportunities for service in the military. We also talked with teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. We then visited the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and talked with one of the directors about the history of the South Vietnamese Military. Finally, each cadet had the opportunity to interview a Vietnamese Veteran about his childhood in Vietnam, service in the military, journey to America, and acceptance into a new country and community. One cadet interviewed a Vietnamese-American immigrant who graduated from West Point in 1986 and was the first Vietnamese-born U.S. Army Officer to serve in Hanoi as the Senior Defense Official. These interviews gave cadets the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the immigrant community, and a cultural and societal view of the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective. This trip was a success, increasing awareness about West Point and educating cadets about a little-known aspect of their own heritage.

Women's Tennis Finishes Lehigh Invitational
10/9/2018

CDT MaryJo Pidgeon '22The Army West Point women's tennis team concluded the Lehigh Invitational on Sunday. The Black Knights won a combined 12 matches after going 11-3 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles action. On the weekend, Army was 23-9 overall, 16-6 in singles and 7-3 in doubles.

Paula Gonzalez/Sibel Can def. Danna Funaro/Gloria Son, 6-4. Leigh Friedman/Elizabeth Nowak def. Sasha Inchauste/Hannah Boubel, 7-6 (5). Paola Bou/MaryJo Pidgeon def. Grace Lin/Casey Zhong, 6-2.

MaryJo Pidgeon was the lone Cadet to go undefeated on the weekend, going 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles. The Black Knights will conclude the fall season at the ITA Northeast Regionals and Loyola Invite next weekend. Read More

Lake Frederick Fly Fishing Clinic
10/9/2018

Lake Frederick Fly Fishing ClinicTen cadets went to the Lake Frederick area for a fly fishing clinic. After using club meetings to practice fly casting in Arvin Gym and learn fly tying, these cadets put those new skills into action on the water. Three cadets caught their first fish on a fly rod. Other new experiences were catching new species of fish, catching fish on a fly they tied, and catching fish from a boat. Longtime external supporter of the club Leigh Oliva volunteered his time to work with all the cadets at the clinic.

Pistol Steel Challenge Match
10/9/2018

This was the Pistol Team's first opportunity to shoot a steel challenge match since last April. It was an important training event to prepare for Scholastic Action Shooting Program Nationals. Plebe Ethan Wilson shot the Team high of 151.26 seconds to finish 11th out of 50 in Production Class. Firsties Brandon Hottois and Eric Dragland finshed 23rd and 25th with times of 176.43 and 177.9 seconds, respectively.

Men's Tennis Concludes Farnsworth Invitational
10/9/2018

CDT Anant Mundra '21Army men's tennis wrapped up the Farnsworth Invitational Sunday with a strong showing, particularly in doubles play. The Black Knights went a perfect 3-0 in doubles action, bringing their overall record to 8-4 over the three days. Myles Conlin continued to impress in singles, finishing with a 3-1 record overall.

Myles Conlin (Army West Point) def. Lars Schouten (Marist), w/0. Nikita Larichev (Army West Point) def. Jack Sequerth (Marist), 6-2, 6-3. Army will travel back to New Jersey next week, as the Black Knights will compete in the ITA Northeast Regionals Oct. 11-16. Read More

The Westchester Triathlon in Rye, NY
10/5/2018

The Westchester Triathlon in Rye, NYThe West Point Triathlon traveled to Rye, NY, to compete in the Westchester Triathlon. Held at Playland Park, the Olympic distance event consisted of a one-mile swim, a 25 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run. The Westchester Tri was the last race in the fall Collegiate Conference series and Army once again claimed the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference title. Cadet Thatcher Shepard finished second place over-all in the men's race with a total time of 2:07:39. Cadets Blake Rhymes, Wolfgang Drake, Hunter Cochran, and Thom-as Batt all placed in the top ten as well. For the women, Cadet Payton Boylston won the Collegiate Female Division with a time of 2:28:28 while Hannah White finished third in the Division as well. One of the team OICs also competed in the event. CPT Scott Lynch completed the race finishing 39th out of 605 in his age group. The Army West Point Triathlon team sent 4 cadets to the Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City race last month. The race consisted of a 1.2-mile open water swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run. The team had great success with all four cadets finishing in the top 10 in their divisions and three of the four on the podium. This was the first 70.3 race for three of the four cadets. CDT Gabe Fuhrman '21 was 2nd in the men's 18-24 division while CDT Katie Harris '20 and CDT Sarah Martin '21 were 2nd and 5th in the women's 18-24 division. Both Fuhrman and Harris earned qualification spots to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in the fall of 2019.

Pipes and Drums Participate in the Highland Games
10/5/2018

Pipes and Drums Participate in the Highland GamesThe USCC Pipes and Drums band participated in the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as in a band competition, where it received several pieces of valuable feedback from judges. The cadets had a great time talking to other bands, performers and competitors at the Highland games and were able to watch several other competitions to include dancing, caber tossing, and shot put.

Pond Mountain National Orienteering Meet in Kent
10/5/2018

Pond Mountain National Orienteering Meet in KentThe Orienteering Team competed in the Pond Mountain National Meet in Kent, CT. The meet consisted of a one-day competition which involved one 'classic' course through the rocky terrain of Macedonia Brook State Park. The team had an incredible weekend as they competed in their first national ranking event of the season. Individually, CDTs Kevin Wolgast and Justin Augustine did great as they both placed in the top of their individual categories.

Men's Soccer Defends Home Turf for First League Win
10/4/2018

CDT Tyler Mitchiner '20An early second half score by cow Tyler Mitchiner helped propel the Army West Point men's soccer team to a 1-0 Patriot League victory over Lafayette on Wednesday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.

The Black Knights (4-5-1, 1-2 Patriot League) secured their first league win of the season and the second consecutive victory against the Leopards (4-4-2, 0-2-1 Patriot League).

Mitchiner's goal turned out to be all the Cadets needed on the night as the defense held strong against the Lafayette offensive attack. Justin Stoll tallied four saves in between the pipes in a shutout performance. Read More

Society of American Military Engineers Harbor Inspection
10/4/2018

Society of American Military Engineers Harbor InspectionFaculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering took 16 Cadets from nine departments including two exchange Cadets from Brazil to spend time with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on their daily New York Harbor Inspection. COL Tom Asbery, Commander of the USACE New York District, discussed the capabilities of USACE with a focus on maintaining our nation’s waterways with the USMA Student Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). COL Asbery mentioned the strategic importance of the New York City harbor, current and future operations by USACE in support of New York City, and assignments in the Engineer Branch. Participation in this event enabled enrichment of West Point’s interaction with New York City.

Boxing at the Mid-Town Throw Down
10/4/2018

Boxing at the Mid-Town Throw DownThe Army Boxing Team participated in the Mid-Town Throw Down. The winners from this event were: Carlan Ivey, Ben Radcliff, Shane Ferry, Isiah Ortiz, A. J. Farrow - Maynie, and Janel Tracy.

Crew at the Rumson Boat Race
10/4/2018

Crew at the Rumson Boat RaceThe Crew team raced at the Rumson Boat Race in Rumson, New Jersey. The season kick off allowed the MV8+, M2V8+, WV8+ and W2V8+ their first chance to compete against teams they will continue to race against this season.

Plunkett Named Army Athlete of the Week
10/3/2018

CDT Matt Plunkett '19Firstie Matt Plunkett went undefeated on the weekend in Army's 8-3 victory over Navy to earn the Black Knights the Star. Plunkett was teamed up with Justin Williamson on Saturday to win their match 2-up over Navy which helped Army jump out to a 3.5-0.5 lead after day one of four-ball competition. He followed his group play with Williamson with an impressive come-from-behind win on Sunday in singles play. He found himself down after the 11th hole and clawed his way back and was 1-up going into the 17th hole. He squared that hole and then in dramatic fashion dropped a 50-foot putt on the 18th to win 2-up and helped Army clinch the Star for the sixth time in the last seven years. Plunkett and the golf team are back in action on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Jerry Pate Invitational at the University of Alabama.

Cycling Does Well in Potsdam
10/3/2018

Cycling Does Well in PotsdamThe Army Cycling Team had another race in beautiful Potsdam, NY recently. Riders flew up and down fluid trails at Clarkson University. The team killed it (again) with more than ten, top ten finishes across the board and a win from CDT Aidan Doyle.

Army vs. Oklahoma Watch Party
10/3/2018

Army vs. Oklahoma Watch PartyOver 1000 people attended the Army vs. Oklahoma watch party in the Ike Hall Ballroom and First Class Club, sponsored by USAA, it was a great success. It was standing room only in the First Class Club and Ike Hall as well. Tailgating games were spread out along the promenade to enjoy, and snacks were provided to fuel cadets throughout the game. USAA gave away three great prizes to cadets, during their half time raffle. Though the game did not have a favorable turn out for Army, it was a great game and it was a fun night for all who attended. Everyone would like to thank Greg Dyson and his team at USAA and Eric Luchetti at Fox Sports for making this event possible.

Water Polo Wins All at First Home Tournament
10/3/2018

Water Polo Wins All at First Home TournamentThe Army West Point Water Polo held their first home tournament of the year. They hosted nine teams from across the New York Division and played their first four official games of the season, winning all. Notably, all three of the fourth class cadets scored their first Army Water Polo goals. Army closed out the game against Binghamton with a final score of 19-1. Army shut down Hamilton, with a final score of 20-4. Army went up against Cornell ending with a score of 13-8. Army's final game, and the last game of the tournament, was against Syracuse with a final score of 17-4. The weekend was an important stepping stone in the path to nationals at Arizona State University in November. Army will play the other teams in the division at another home tournament this month and fight for the spot to Nationals in Hamilton later that month.

Morriss Slated Patriot League Athlete of the Week
10/2/2018

CDT Sydney Morriss '20Following an outstanding weekend performance, Sydney Morriss of the Army West Point volleyball team was slated the Patriot League Athlete of the Week on Monday. Morriss captured the honors following back-to-back double-digit kill matches and a .423 hitting percentage on the weekend.

The cow tallied 16 kills against Lehigh in the five-set thriller and hit .364. On Saturday, Morriss posted 10 kills and had zero errors to lead the Black Knights with a season-high .526 hitting percentage. Morriss, a native of San Antonio, Texas, boasted a 3.25 kills per set average for the weekend.

The Black Knights travel to Loyola and Navy next weekend. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m.

Bass Fishing on the Mohawk River
10/2/2018

Bass Fishing on the Mohawk RiverThe Bass Fishing Club had a great weekend on the Mohawk River catching smallmouth bass and northern pike.

Cadets Visit Fordham University School of Law
10/2/2018

Cadets Visit Fordham University School of LawCadets in Criminal Law and Special Topics in Law traveled to Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan to hear oral arguments in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Cadets heard oral argument from military attorneys for the U.S. Army Legal Service Agency (USALSA) Government and Defense Appellate Divisions as well as Fordham Law student amici in the case of United States v. Criswell. The case involves the reliability of eyewitness identification in court, and the improper use of photographic lineups by law enforcement. After the court proceedings, Cadets and members of Fordham's Veteran Law Students Society had the opportunity to meet over lunch with the attorneys and judges involved with the case to discuss contemporary issues in military law and careers in military law.

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K
10/1/2018

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5KYesterday in New York City, members of the Corps of Cadets, staff and faculty and candidates from the U.S. Military Academy prep school volunteered in the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K, a race that commemorates New York firefighter Stephen Siller's heroic run from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001.

On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn's Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear. Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others, "while we have time, let us do good" were words that Stephen lived by.

More than 30,000 New Yorkers and participants from across the country joined in the race. Following, USMA participants took a moment at the 9/11 Memorial plaza to reflect on their own commitment to duty and selfless service.

Football Hands Buffalo First Loss
10/1/2018

Football Hands Buffalo First LossBuffalo got out to a quick lead, but the Army West Point Football team scored a decisive 42-13 victory on Saturday afternoon to hand the Bulls their first loss of the season.

Army scored 21 unanswered points in the first half, including a blocked field goal return for a touchdown by Elijah Riley with Wunmi Oyetuga coming up with the deflection on the kick. Army's defense allowed only six points after the opening drive to shut down a Buffalo offense that hadn't scored less than 35 points in a game this season.

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led the Army offense with 89 rushing yards and 91 through the air to go with a passing touchdown. Jordan Asberry hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass, while Darnell Woolfolk, Connor Slomka, Calen Holt and Luke Langdon all found the end zone in the win. The Black Knights outscored Buffalo, 42-6, after the Bulls took a 7-0 lead. Read More

AIAD at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC
10/1/2018

AIAD at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DCFour cadets from a diverse group of majors were on Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC. USIP is an independent national institute dedicated to advancing global security and U.S. interests through means other than violence. Despite this academic diversity, all participants applied their academic knowledge to various missions within the Institute. From writing articles on Iran and Middle East to attending Congressional discussions about Russia, the cadets interacted with governmental and non-governmental experts, developing networks and knowledge beyond the walls of West Point.

Dolehide, Waldman Win Titles at West Point Invite
10/1/2018

CDT Abi Waldman '21Rookie Stephanie Dolehide and yearling Abi Waldman of the Army West Point women's tennis team earned singles titles on the final day of the West Point Invite on Sunday. Dolehide won her second-straight tournament after collecting the E Singles crown at Quinnipiac two weeks ago, while Waldman won the first fall tournament of her career.

Plebe Stephanie Dolehide won her second career tournament. Yearling Abi Waldman won the first singles title of her collegiate career. The Black Knights will compete at Lehigh's Patriot League kickoff next Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Men's Rugby Remains Undefeated
10/1/2018

Men's Rugby Remains UndefeatedThe Army men's rugby team continued its hot start to the fall, as the Black Knights took down Kutztown 24-17 Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex. First half was a defensive battle, with both teams playing physically from the start. Army (5-0) opened up the scoring with a scrum try in the 17th minute to take a 7-0 lead. The Golden Bears would add a penalty kick in the 34th minute to make it 7-3 going into the half. The second half saw the brunt of the scoring, with tries from Bailey Abercrombie, Paul Adams, and Will Miller. Kutztown would keep it close with two tries of its own, but a stout Black Knight defense would seal the win down the stretch, with multiple scrum victories. The Black Knights begin the season at least 5-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army moves to 4-1 on 15s play at the varsity level against Kutztown. Read More

Golf Earns Star with 8-3 Victory over Rival Navy
10/1/2018

Golf Earns Star with 8-3 Victory over Rival NavyThe Army West Point golf team claimed the annual Star match for the second-straight year when it defeated archrival Navy 8-3 yesterday. The Black Knights jumped out to a 3.5-0.5 lead after four-ball play on Saturday and then earned points in the first four singles matches on Sunday to secure victory. The match was decided after Army had taken a 7-1 lead on the final day, making it impossible for the Mids to mount a comeback. Gunnar Doyle earned the first point of the Sunday singles matches by earning a 1-up victory over Thomas Garbee. Matt Plunkett secured the second point of the day with a clutch 50-foot putt to win 2-up over Navy's Charlie Musto. Army claimed the Star when Tom Katsenes finished on the 17th hole by winning 2-and-1 and almost at the exact time, Justin Williamson halved his match with Navy's Griffin Peters. The Black Knights have won the Star in six of the last seven years. Navy claimed wins over Sam Yom and James McKee but Nick Turner rounded out the points for Army when he defeated Ward Wilkinson by 2-up. Read More

Princeton Writing Program
10/1/2018

Princeton Writing ProgramThe International Affairs and International Relations teams hosted two faculty members from the Princeton Writing Program. Dr. Alex Davis and Dr. Erin Vearncombe moderated an incredibly valuable writing workshop entitled "How to Teach Writing in Social Science." As a social scientist himself, Dr. Davis contributed valuable subject-matter expertise and a fluency in writing instruction to the workshop. Dr. Davis and Dr. Vearncombe catered the workshop specifically to the SS307 "SOSH Paper," and adapted their 6-step writing model and valuable in-class writing exercises to meet the needs and requests of SS307 and the broader IA faculty. The leadership of the West Point Writing Program also attended to exchange ideas and best practices on how to instruct faculty members in a writing-focused course.

Spring Football Hands St. Thomas Aquinas First Loss, 56-0
10/1/2018

Spring Football Hands St. Thomas Aquinas First Loss, 56-0The Army West Point sprint football team remained perfect on the 2018 season and handed Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) newcomer Saint Thomas Aquinas its first-ever loss with a 56-0 victory Saturday at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights stretched their winning streak to 11 games while earning their first CSFL North division win of the season.

Keegan West continued his strong firstie campaign by leading Army to a 35-point lead at halftime and finished the game 22-for-26 for 255 passing yards and five touchdowns. His favorite target was once again cow Tom Williamson, who led the Black Knights' receiving corps with six catches, 70 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Alex Sobeski led the team with seven stops on the afternoon. NeVonte Dean boasted a team-high 2.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards, including two sacks for eight yards. Read More

Men's Cross Country Places Third At Paul Short Run
10/1/2018

Men's Cross Country Places Third At Paul Short RunThe Army West Point men's cross country team placed third out of 41 teams at the Paul Short Run on Friday. The Black Knights were led by junior Robbie Santoyo's 11th place finish (24:41). Senior Mikey Singer (19th, 24:51) and junior Roman Ollar (25th, 24:54) also posted top 25 finishes for Army. The team improved four spots from their previous season's result for the second straight year. Coach Smith said, "I thought the guys ran very well today. It was a warm day and the course was soggy and slippery from the recent rain, so it was a challenge to maneuver out there, but we did a great job of managing the conditions and focusing on the race. A third-place finish in a race of this caliber is a nice way to start the competitive part of the season. Two years ago, we were 11th here and last year we finished seventh. So today was another step forward for us as we try to build a championship caliber team." Read More

Horace has Career Night in Volleyball's Loss to Lehigh
10/1/2018

Horace has Career Night in Volleyball's Loss to LehighThe Army West Point volleyball team fell, 3-2, Friday night in a tough matchup against Lehigh. The Black Knights went up 2-1 in the match, but two-straight set wins by the Mountain Hawks helped them prevail over the Cadets. Firstie captain Courtney Horace led Army with a career-high performance of 22 kills and 14 digs. The night marked her first-career double-double. Horace recorded career-highs in two categories tonight. The junior captain notched 22 kills and added 14 digs which also marked her first-career double-double. Morriss hit .364 on the night with 16 kills and was followed by Eckford with 10 kills at .304. Morriss also recorded a team-high five blocks. Lum dished out 34 assists tonight, while Hannah Presley tallied 29. Ana Oglivie produced a team-best three service aces and 21 digs. Multiple Black Knights recorded double-digit digs including Lum (14), Buckingham (13) and Allie Strong (11). Read More

 

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