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Women's Basketball Beats Navy Sings Second
2/24/2020

Women's Basketball Beats Navy Sings SecondArmy Women's Basketball topped service academy foe Navy by a score of 62-52 Saturday in Christl Arena. With the victory, Army claimed the gold star as part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA.

The Black Knights (7-19, 3-12 Patriot League) had a trio of scorers in double-figures led by Hope Brown, who finished with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Also reaching double-digits were Natalie Stralkus and Kate Murray. The Black Knights shot 40 percent from the field.

The Mids (7-19, 2-13 Patriot League) were led by Morgan Taylor, who finished with 15 points. Additionally, Mary Kate Ulasewicz had 10 points and additionally dished out six assists. Read more.

Wrestling Captures Fourth-Straight Star-Meet
2/24/2020

Wrestling Captures Fourth-Straight Star-MeetIn a thriller that came down to a total match point tiebreaker, the Army West Point Wrestling team made it four straight wins over service-academy rival Navy Saturday night, edging out a 16-15 Star-Meet victory.

"Just really proud of our guys for finding a way in a really hard-fought match," said head coach Kevin Ward. "It was anything but pretty, but our guys found a way. That's what championship programs do. They find a way and tonight we found a way to grit one out."

The Black Knights' (10-3, 4-1 EIWA) four straight wins over Navy (8-6, 3-2 EIWA) are the most in the series history for Army, surpassing the Cadets' three in-a-row run from 1960-62. The win also moves head coach Kevin Ward's career record against the Mids to 5-1, the most victories by any Army wrestling coach.

The dual was split five matches apiece after Ben Sullivan won a 1-0 decision over Riley Smith in the heavyweight bout to move the team score to 15-15. That's when the judges dove into the tiebreak scenarios, by way of criteria c (total match points scored only from decisions, major decisions and technical falls), which went Army's favor, 29-26. Read more.

Men's Basketball Thrilling OT Win Over Navy
2/24/2020

Men's Basketball Thrilling OT Win Over NavyIn a service academy rivalry game filled with excitement, it was the Army West Point Men's Basketball team walking out of Christl Arena victorious on Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights (14-13, 9-7 Patriot League) battled the Midshipmen (13-14, 7-9 Patriot League) into overtime, where Army took control and claimed the 86-75 home win to complete the regular season sweep and secure the gold star in the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA.

Four Cadets scored in double figures led by a 32-point performance from Tommy Funk. In a full 45 minutes of play, the firstie point guard handed out seven assists with just one turnover, while finishing 10-of-25 from the floor with five treys to go along with seven rebounds.

Matt Wilson also saw action in over 40 minutes against the Mids and the Alexandria, Ky., native posted a double-double on 13 points and 12 rebounds. He received some help on the glass from Josh Caldwell, who collected seven rebounds and pitched in offensively with 14 points. Read more.

Hallstead Named Patriot League Female Diver of the Meet
2/24/2020

Hallstead Named Patriot League Female Diver of the MeetWith a pair of podium finishes at the Patriot League Championships this past week, firstie Serica Hallstead of the Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team was named the female diver of the meet.

She becomes the first cadet to receive the honor from the league since Lindsey Adao '11 earned it during her senior season.

Hallstead opened her final league championships with a third-place showing on the 3-meter board with her second best career total of 304.60. That score helped her earn a bronze medal.

Then on day three, the Canandaigua, N.Y., native posted the second highest score in the morning preliminaries before going on to grab the gold at night after topping the competition with a career-best score of 292.55.

Cadets Learn About Military Strategies During WWI
2/24/2020

Cadets Learn About Military Strategies During WWICadets in CPT Beckman’s “History of Military Art” class developed Military Strategies for the Central and Entente Powers at the beginning of 1916 to better understand how their plans played out against each other.

Cadets represented all major countries and gained a great appreciation for the significant role that effective coalitions played in the development of strategy while recognizing that the tactical and operational stalemate could wreck even the best strategic level plans. Cadets played out their plans on a map board complete with dice roles and Axis and Allies figures.

Franco Leads Hockey to Shootout Victory over Sacred Heart
2/24/2020

The Army West Point Hockey team clinched home ice advantage for the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals with a shootout victory over No. 20 Sacred Heart at Tate Rink Saturday night.  Army jumped ahead 2-1 in the first period thanks to goals by Dominic Franco and Patrick Smyth.

The Black Knights scored their third to close out the second period when Mason Krueger found the back of the net, but Sacred Heart rallied with two in the third to force overtime. Trevin Kozlowski kept the Black Knights alive with a tremendous save with 42 seconds to go in the 3-vs-3 period. He then made three saves in the shootout to help lift Army to the shootout victory.

Eric Butte kept Army alive in the shootout with a score in the third round to set Franco up for the winner. The Black Knights await seeding for the AHA Tournament, but have now clinched a first-round bye and home ice for the quarterfinals (March 13-15). Read more.

Softball Offense Explodes to Top Charleston Southern
2/24/2020

Softball Offense Explodes to Top Charleston SouthernThanks to seven-run sixth inning and a gem on the mound from Emily Iannotti, Army West Point Softball bested Charleston Southern, 9-2, Sunday at the CSU Softball Complex to pick up its third straight victory.

The contest was low-scoring early on with the Buccaneers (3-7) holding a slight 1-0 lead through the first five innings of play. Though, the Black Knights' (8-7) bats came to life in the top of the sixth with Army scoring seven runs before there was an out recorded in the inning.

In its last three games, Army has scored a combined total of 25 runs in the final two innings of play. Emily Iannotti pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts and allowed just two earned runs to improve to 3-0 on the year. Brook Mitchell and Taylor Drayton each had multi-hit games. Jolie Duong launched her second home run of the season and the third of her career. Her three RBIs ties her career high which she set last year at Lehigh. Read more.

Rifle Wins NCAA Qualification Match Over MIT and Coast Guard
2/24/2020

Rifle Wins NCAA Qualification Match Over MIT and Coast GuardThe Army West Point Rifle team hosted the NCAA Qualification match Saturday at the Tronsrue Marksmanship center. Also competing in the match were MIT and Coast Guard. With an aggregate total of 4661, Army posted the highest score of the three teams competing. Coast Guard had an aggregate score of 4569, while MIT posted a 4342.

Army had the four highest aggregate scores with Kaitlyn Kutz posting the match's high score of 1176. Behind Kutz in the top four were Clayton Hanson (1171), Lauren McMahan (1158) and Nicholas Cheshire (1156). The plebe duo of Ashley Clegg (1135) and Emily Gay (1130) cracked the top-10 taking eighth and ninth, respectively. Read more.

Tickets on Sale for Hockey's Quarterfinal Series
2/24/2020

Tickets on Sale for Army Hockey's Quarterfinal SeriesAfter a shootout victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday night, the Army West Point Hockey team has secured home ice advantage for the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals on March 13-15. Tickets are now on sale to all fans!

Bleacher seating allocations are open to all fans, while there is an exclusive ticket presale for season ticket holders from Monday February 24th through Wednesday February 26th.  Season ticket holders' regular locations will be held exclusively for their purchase during this presale.

Any held seat locations that go unpurchased during this presale will then be released for sale to the general public beginning Thursday February 27th.

Cadets Break Swim & Dive Academy Record
2/21/2020

Cadets Break Swim & Dive Academy RecordHighlighted by a first-place finish in the 50 free by Madison Berg and an Academy record in the 400 medley relay, the Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team wrapped up the second day of the Patriot League Championships in fourth place with 170 points.

Navy built some separation from the rest of the pack and leads with 341 points, while Bucknell (191) and Boston U. (172) sit just ahead of the Black Knights. Read more.

Firsties Visit Army South for Capstone Research
2/21/2020

Firsties Visit Army South for Capstone ResearchCadets Jack Provost, Christian Halcomb, Alex Bayer, Brandon Roseborough, Wonha Kim, Michael King, MAJ Gurrola and CPT Huxel traveled to US Army South as part of their Capstone Research project. Cadets studying Spanish and Portuguese met with senior leaders as well as several partner nation LNOs (Liaison Officers) to enhance their understanding of US Army South’s priorities and activities. Stay tuned for their final capstone presentation during Projects Day 2020.

Men's Swim & Dive Holds Strong in Annapolis
2/21/2020

Men's Swim & Dive Holds Strong in AnnapolisThe Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving team held its ground in the second spot after posting four podium finishes on day two of the Patriot League Championships.

Navy continues to lead through two days of competition with 375.5 points, while Loyola (152), Bucknell (150), and Lehigh (116) currently sit behind the Black Knights. Josh Zock was Army's top individual finisher after posting a second-place finish in the 50 free, an event he won at the league championships a season ago.

The Cadets also recorded a second-place showing in the 400 medley relay to cap the night. Read more.

Cadets Learn about Redistricting and Gerrymandering
2/21/2020

Cadets Learn about Redistricting and GerrymanderingRecently in “American Politics”, a lesson on Congress included an activity about redistricting and gerrymandering. Cadets attempted to draw boundaries for partisan gain, which helped bring class material to life. The core American Politics course provides cadets with an introduction to the origins and operation of our country’s government to create more informed citizens and future Army officers.

Men's Basketball to Air on CBS Sports Network
2/21/2020

Men's Basketball to Air on CBS Sports NetworkThe Patriot League has announced the Army West Point at Colgate Men's Basketball game, scheduled for Saturday, February 29, has been selected to air on CBS Sports Network as part of the league's television package. The opening tip between the Black Knights and Raiders is scheduled for noon ET at Colgate's Cotterell Court in Hamilton, N.Y. Joel Godett and Mo Cassara will handle the call for the CBS Sports Network broadcast. It will mark the fourth game during the Patriot League season for the Black Knights that will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

The Raiders (21-7, 12-3 PL) sit in first place having won 20 games for the second straight season and second time in program history with defending Patriot League Player of the Year Rapolas Ivanauskas and 2019 Patriot League Tournament MVP Jordan Burns. The Black Knights (13-13, 8-7 PL) are battling for a first-round bye and a home game in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament. Firstie guard Tommy Funk, the league's career assists leader, is among the NCAA DI leaders in assists (6.8 apg) while ranking among the league's leading scorers (19.1 ppg) through 15 League games. Colgate defeated Army at Christl Arena, 70-65, on January 6.

The meeting between Army and Colgate marks the final day of the Patriot League regular season schedule and could have an impact on league tournament seeding. Each of the League's 10 programs will play its final regular season game on Saturday, February 29. Read more.

Editors Visit the Yale Historical Review
2/21/2020

Editors Visit the Yale Historical ReviewCadet editors of the Department of History's undergraduate journal "Report!" visited members of the Yale Historical Review to collaborate on publication practices and historical scholarship with guest lecturers on civil-military relations, and reform of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Women's Basketball 75-55 win over Loyola
2/20/2020

Women's Basketball 75-55 win over LoyolaArmy Women's Basketball trailed by three points entering halftime, but outscored Loyola 54-31 in the second half to earn a 75-55 victory over the Greyhounds on Wednesday night in Christl Arena.

The Black Knights shot just 8-for-23 (34.8 percent) in the first half, but were lights out in the second, shooting 19-for-37 (51.4 percent) from the floor. Army additionally got 29 points from its bench.

Alisa Fallon and Hope Brown each led the team with 16 points apiece, while Fallon added 12 rebounds to give her a double-double. Natalie Stralkus chipped in 15 points and was 5-for-8 from 3-point range.

Army made 13 3-pointers, marking its fifth game with double-digit makes from three this season. Overall seven different Cadets connected from 3-point range. The 20-point win for the Black Knights is their largest margin of victory over an opponent this season. The previous high was a 13-point win over Holy Cross on January 15. Read more.

Firsties Celebrate 100th Night
2/20/2020

Firsties Celebrate 100th NightSaturday February 15, 2020 marked 100 days left for the class of 2020. The Class celebrated 100th Night with the annual 100th Night Show and Banquet.

The guest speaker at the 100th Night Banquet was retired General David G. Perkins, former commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Women's Lacrosse Stays Hot; Tops Gaels, 16-8
2/20/2020

Women's Lacrosse Stays Hot; Tops Gaels, 16-8The Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team improved to 3-0 on the year following a 16-8 victory over Iona on Wednesday afternoon at Michie Stadium.

Three Cadets (3-0) recorded hat tricks in the win over the Gaels (1-2) led by a four-goal outing from Samantha Stewart. The firstie midfielder needed just six shots to notch her four scores and added a caused turnover, a ground ball and a draw control to her stat line.

Jackie Brattan was heavily involved on the offensive end and brought her career scoring number up to 99 with three goals and an assist on the afternoon. She additionally posted a game-high five draw controls.

Taylor Andrews rounded off the hat tricks for the Black Knights, as she came off the bench and scored a career-high three. Kathleen Sullivan also had a strong outing on the attack, totaling a game-high six points on a pair of goals and four assists. Read more.

CDT Avallone Helps Organize Long Gray Legends Workout
2/20/2020

CDT Avallone Helps Organize Long Grey Legends WorkoutMike Avallone ’20 helped to organize a recent Long Gray Legends workout in honor of fallen history major 1LT Salvatore Corma ’08, H4. Cadets, Staff, and Faculty met early in the morning at Arvin and conducted a vigorous workout to honor our fallen hero.

Men's Swim & Dive Rank Second at League Championships
2/20/2020

Men's Swim & Dive Rank Second at League ChampionshipsAfter one day of competition at the 2019-20 Patriot League Championships, the Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving team sits in second with 68 points.

Navy holds the lead with 80 points, while Loyola (64), Lehigh (58) and Bucknell (56) round out the top five through two events. The two events on the day were relays and the Cadets came in second in both. Read more.

Cadets Visit Philidelphia
2/20/2020

Cadets Visit PhilidelphiaThe West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Department of History led Cadets on a trip to Philadelphia to learn about Colonial American History. Cadets visited the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Museum of the American Revolution among other important historical sites.

Photo: Cadet Hannah Lamb '23 A2

Women's Swim & Dive Tied for Third at League Championships
2/20/2020

Women's Swim & Dive Tied for Third at League ChampionshipsWith podium finishes in two of the three events on the opening day of the Patriot League Championships, the Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team is tied for third with 85 points.

Navy sits atop the leaderboards through the opening three events with 120 points, while Bucknell ranks second with 86. The Black Knights are currently tied with Boston University for third with 85 points, while Lehigh rounds out the top five with 76.

Army won the opening event of the night in the 200 medley relay and then followed that up with a third-place showing on the 3-meter board from firstie diver Serica Hallstead, who posted the second best score in her career. Read more.

Smith Lands Pitcher of the Week Honors After Gem vs. Duke
2/19/2020

Smith Lands Pitcher of the Week Honors After Gem vs. DukeAfter a shutdown performance in Army West Point Baseball's opening night win over #15 Duke, firstie pitcher Logan Smith has been named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week.

The firstie was dominant in his first outing of the year, going seven strong innings with just one hit allowed and a career-high 10 strikeouts. Smith held the Blue Devils hitless over his final 6.0 innings pitched, allowing just a leadoff single in the second inning.

The win was Army's first over a ranked opponent since the team defeated #11 North Carolina State in the 2018 NCAA Regional. This marks the first league honor for the righthander.

Smith and the rest of the Black Knights will return to action this weekend in a three-game series at Texas A&M.

Beatty, Tovkach Garner League Weekly Honors
2/19/2020

Beatty, Tovkach Garner League Weekly HonorsFollowing their performances at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational this weekend, yearlings Marshall Beatty and Anna Tovkach have been named Patriot League Track Athletes of the Week for their respective sports.

Beatty jumped to the top of the Patriot League leaderboards in the 5000 meter run with his mark of 14:07.22. The time beats the previous season high in the league by nearly 20 seconds. It marks the first weekly track honor for Beatty who was last year's Patriot League Cross Country Rookie of the Year.

Tovkach garners her second Athlete of the Week honor this season after a strong day in both the 800 meter run and 500 meter run. Her 2:07.30 mark in the 800 meter run set an Academy record and is the top time in the Patriot League this season. She also finished third in the 500 meter run with the league's third best time this season.

The Black Knights will host the West Point Tune-Up at Gillis Field House this weekend as the Cadets continue to prepare for next week's Patriot League Championships.

Cadets Learn of Innovations that Impacted WWI
2/19/2020

Cadets Learn of Innovations that Impacted WWIOne of history's great strength is its diverse interdisciplinary applications. Mr. Les Jensen, Arms and Armament Curator at the West Point Museum discussed the innovations in chemistry, multiple engineering sub-fields, mathematics, and geography that impacted the evolution of World War One artillery.

Cadets in MAJ Jared Wigton's History of Military Art wrestled through how leaders successfully, and sometimes unsuccessfully, implemented these technologies on the battlefields of the Somme and Verdun.

Berkovitz Named AHA Defensive Player of the Week
2/19/2020

Berkovitz Named AHA Defensive Player of the WeekDue to his outstanding performance in Army's weekend sweep at Mercyhurst, Matt Berkovitz has been named the Atlantic Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week.

The Black Knights defeated the Lakers on the road by scores of 4-1 and 5-1, respectively. Berkovitz had a career night on Friday with three assists, while adding another on Saturday.

The Green Bay, Wisc., native had two blocks and finished plus-3 on the weekend.

Berkovitz and the rest of the Black Knights return to Tate Rink for the next two weeks. Army hosts Sacred Heart this Friday and Saturday before taking on AIC on February 29. All games will be played at 7:05 p.m.

Men's Team Handball Take 3rd at the California Cup
2/19/2020

Men's Team Handball Take 3rd at the California CupArmy West Point Black Men's Team Handball traveled out to Silicon Valley to participate in the 2020 California Cup Handball Tournament. Army finished the tournament in third place and beat Air Force for the second time this season. The team met up with Nick Sebastian, Class of 1970, who spent the day getting to know his 50 year affiliate cadets on the handball team.

Cadet Cobb Wins the Novice Women Championship
2/19/2020

Army West Point Boxing traveled to Hartford, CT to compete in Western New England Golden Gloves. Cadet Leija Cobb won the 119lb novice women Championship. Cadets Alyssa Milner, Adaya Queen, Amadou Bah, and Luigi Galzerano all won their bouts and advanced to the finals.

Cadets Visit Basilica of the Shrine
2/19/2020

Cadets Visit Basilica of the ShrineCadet Paul Rocha led 20 Cadets from the West Point Catholic Chapel on the 6th annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

In addition, the Cadets took a tour of the Saint John Paul II National.

This trip section gave all Cadets the opportunity to reflect on two principles that are fundamental to the military profession: the intrinsic value of all human beings and the defense of human life.

CTC Hosts Kevin McAleenan
2/19/2020

CTC Hosts Kevin McAleenanThe Combating Terrorism Center was honored to host former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan recently. In addition to engaging with CTC faculty, Mr. McAleenan also guest lectured to cadets in the Homeland Security course.

Army Claims Four of Five Patriot League Weekly Awards
2/18/2020

Army Claims Four of Five Patriot League Weekly AwardsFor the second week in a row, the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team won a majority of the Patriot League weekly honors.

Wyatt Schupler and Marcus Hudgins repeated as Goalie of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, while Jacob Morin and Stevie Grabher were also recognized as Rookie of the Week and Faceoff Specialist of the Week, respectively.

The Black Knights improved to 3-0 on the season after a convincing 15-4 win over Rutgers, a nationally ranked opponent, over the weekend and a 19-1 victory last Monday with two days to recover from the season opener.

Schupler played lights out yet again for Army with a 1.50 goals against average on the week and a .900 save percentage. The yearling made 16 saves in the team's dominating win over #19/20 Rutgers allowing just two goals in the contest. He and the Black Knights' defense held the fourth-ranked Rutgers' offense (averaging 18.5 goals per game heading into Saturday) to just four goals, marking the lowest offensive output for the Scarlet Knights since April of 2012.

The Pont Vedra, Fla., native added two saves opposite the Highlanders while allowing no goals. Through the first three games, Schupler leads the nation with a .838 save percentage and is second in GAA at 2.71 with two wins over nationally ranked opponents. The Black Knights have outscored their opponents 51-9 in 2020 and have allowed just one man-up score. Read more.

Wilson Tabbed Patriot League Player of the Week
2/18/2020

Wilson Tabbed Patriot League Player of the WeekFirstie Matt Wilson of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week after helping lead the Black Knights to back-to-back wins. It marks the first player of the week recognition from the league in Wilson's career. For the week, he averaged a double-double after putting up 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest while shooting 67 percent from the field.

He got things started by recording his seventh double-double of the season after scoring a game-high 20 points to pair with 13 rebounds in a 65-48 home win over Lafayette on Wednesday. Five of his 13 boards came on the offensive glass. Wilson was 10-of-17 from the floor and dished out two assists and recorded a block opposite the Leopards. In the win, the senior big moved into third in program history in career rebounds and took sole possession of ninth in all-time points at Army.

Wilson followed that performance by posting a 21-point outing on 10-of-13 shooting in a 79-66 Saturday victory against Lehigh. He also added eight rebounds, two assists and a steal to his stat line versus the Mountain Hawks. His scoring output gave him over 1,500 points in his career, making him just the ninth Cadet in program history to accomplish that feat. It also marked the fourth time in Wilson's last five outings that he made double-digit shots and scored 20 or more points in a game. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Tops Rutgers 15-4
2/18/2020

Men's Lacrosse Tops Rutgers 15-4Backed by Wyatt Schupler's 16-save performance, the No. 13/14 Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team topped #19 Rutgers, 15-4, Saturday at Michie Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the year with two top-20 victories.

The Scarlet Knights entered the contest averaging 18.5 goals per game, but the Black Knights held them to four total today. It was Rutgers' lowest scoring output since a 13-4 loss on Apr. 10, 2012. This season, Army has allowed just 3.00 goals per game on average.

Schupler made 16 saves in 50:03 minute of action allowing just two scores. Stevie Grabher was outstanding at the faceoff x for the Black Knights with a .750 winning percentage (12-16) including an 11 consecutive faceoff win streak. Read more.

Army Wrestling Takes Down Bucknell
2/18/2020

Army Wrestling Takes Down BucknellAs they head down the final stretch of the regular season, the Army West Point Wrestling team scored a 29-7 dual match win against EIWA foe Bucknell on Sunday. The Black Knights (9-3, 3-1 EIWA) won eight of their 10matches against the Bison (9-6, 8-3 EIWA), including three bonus point victories.

With the dual beginning at 184 pounds, Noah Stewart was able to set the tempo from the start. The Lewistown, Pa. native scored a fall victory at the buzzer of the second period to give the Black Knights an early 6-0 lead.

After Bucknell was able to get on the board with a decision win at 197, Army rattled off wins in the next four matches to take control of the dual. In the heavyweight bout, Bobby Heald won a 4-1 decision over Brandon Stokes. At 125 pounds, Trey Chalifoux scored early and throughout, as he earned a 15-3 major decision over Geo Barzona.

The 133 and 141 pound contents were tight affairs from start to finish. Andrew Wert Jr. (3-2 dec.) and Logan Brown (8-7 dec.) both were able to hang on to one-point wins to make it 19-3 in the team score after six matches. Matthew Kolonia won Bucknell's second match at 149 pounds -- a 15-3 major decision over Noah Hanau. Read more.

Hockey Clinches First-Round Bye for AHA Playoffs
2/18/2020

Hockey Clinches First-Round Bye for AHA PlayoffsThanks to a six-point weekend, the Army West Point Hockey team has clinched a first-round bye for Atlantic Hockey Playoffs March 6-8.

The Black Knights, Sacred Heart and AIC have all clinched the first-round byes as the top -three ranking teams in the league.

Seeding will be determined in the next two weeks. Army has three league games remaining in the regular season and all three will be played at Tate Rink.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting goarmywestpoint.com/Tickets, in person at the Army West Point Ticket Office at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium, or by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Read more.

Firstie Captains Propel Men's Basketball Over Lehigh
2/18/2020

Firstie Captains Propel Men's Basketball Over LehighWith a combined 47 points from its two firstie captains, the Army West Point Men's Basketball team cruised to a 79-66 Patriot League home win over Lehigh on Saturday.

In the second meeting between the Black Knights (13-12, 8-6 Patriot League) and Mountain Hawks (7-19, 4-10 Patriot League) this season, Lehigh once again had no answer for Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson. While orchestrating the offense, Funk flirted with a triple-double. The Warrington, Pa., native logged 26 in the scoring column on 9-of-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds and seven assists.

Wilson, who has made a habit of making double-digit baskets in games as of late, shot 10-of-13 from the field for 21 points to pair with eight rebounds. The Black Knights also received contributions from Tucker Blackwell, Josh Caldwell, Lonnie Grayson and Alex King who tallied eight points apiece.

Funk extended his double-digit scoring streak to 21 games. It is the longest streak during a single season by a cadet since Tanner Plomb '16 did it in 21 straight to begin his senior season. Funk eclipsed the 20-point mark for the fifth time this season and the 13th of his career. He handed out five or more assists in a game for the 10th consecutive outing. With his seven helpers, he moved into third in single-season assists at Army with 167. He currently occupies the first, second, third and fifth spot in single-season helpers. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Moves up in National Polls, Cracks Top-10
2/18/2020

Men's Lacrosse Moves up in National Polls, Cracks Top-10Thanks to a 3-0 start with two wins over nationally ranked opponents, the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team has cracked the top-10 in both national polls heading into week three. The Black Knights were voted tied for seventh in the USILA Coaches Poll and is ninth int he Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

Army has outscored its opponents 51-9 throughout the first three contests. The Black Knights lead the nation in scoring defense (3.00 goals allowed per game) and ranks second in scoring margin (14.00).

Wyatt Schupler has backed the Cadets' in net with an .838 save percentage to lead Division I and a 2.71 goals against average.

The Black Knights will face Marist on Tuesday afternoon before heading to No. 5 Syracuse on Sunday.

Tovkach Sets 800m Record in Boston
2/18/2020

Tovkach Sets 800m Record in BostonThe Army West Point Women's Track and Field team competed in the first of two days at the David Hemerey Valentine Invitational at Boston University on Friday.

Yearling Anna Tovkach was very strong on the day, setting the Academy record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:07.30. She also placed third in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:13.68.

Hannah Deines placed 17th in the 500-meter with a time of 1:17.04 and Haley Watson was shortly behind in 28th at 1:18.05.

Firstie Samantha Coletti posted the second-best mile run in Army history, finishing the race in 4:47.74. It's just the second mile under 4:50, joining Abby Halbrook at the Armory Last Chance meet in last season. Read more.

Nichtern Announced to Tewaaraton Award Watch List
2/18/2020

Nichtern Announced to Tewaaraton Award Watch ListYearling Brendan Nichtern of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team was named to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award Watch List on Thursday.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse players in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.

"I am pleased and proud for Brendan to receive this well-deserved recognition," said head coach Joe Alberici. "He is a tremendous competitor, skilled player and above all a great teammate."

Nichtern has been a dominating force in Army's offensive efforts. The yearling set the single season assist record last season with 50. He totals 95 points in his career and will be the youngest Cadet to make the 100-point list in the 103-year program history. This season, Nichtern averages 7.5 points per game. Read more.

Wilkinson Advances as Senior CLASS Award Finalist, Vote Now!
2/18/2020

Wilkinson Advances as Senior CLASS Award Finalist, Vote Now!Alex Willkinson of the Army West Point Hockey team was one of the top-10 men's ice hockey student-athletes who excel on and off the ice selected as a finalist for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Wilkinson majors in French and ranks in the top half of his class boasting a 3.094 GPA. He has been on Dean's List all, but one semester. This past summer, Wilkinson served as a Platoon Leader for BEAST 1 in charge of 38 new Cadets for summer training.

The Raleigh, N.C., takes time each summer to volunteer for the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation which honors soldiers killed in action and setting up scholarships for their children. Wilkinson and the hockey team are always participating in highway cleanups around West Point and is always supporting young fans at the yearly Skate with the Black Knight events. Read more.

Congratulations Cadets of the West Point Cyber Team
2/11/2020

Congratulations to the WestPoint Cadets of the 'Black Knights' Cyber Policy Team for winning 1st place at the Atlantic Council’s international Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition held Jan. 28-30 in Lille, France. The 9/12 Challenge is an annual cyber policy and strategy competition where students from across the globe compete in developing policy recommendations to tackle a fictional cyber catastrophe. In partnership with the French Institute for Geopolitics (IFG) and the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), students in the Lille challenge responded to a large-scale cyber-attack on France during a major international event. Competitors had to manage tradeoffs required for responding to a cyber crisis that poses challenges to state, military, and industry actors.

West Point Cadet Cyber teams also took home 1st and 2nd place in Texas at the Atlantic Council’s 9/12 Cyber Strategy Challenge, held in partnership with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 16-17. While in Texas, the 'Black Jacks' (1st place) and the 'Black Knights' (2nd place) had to battle 19 teams in 2 days!
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CDT Hamrick '20 Receives the Henry O. Flipper Award
2/7/2020

CDT Hamrick '20 Receives the Henry O. Flipper AwardClass of 2020 Cadet Jaqueline Hamrick was presented the annual Henry O. Flipper Award last night. Retired Lt. Gen. Nadja West was the guest speaker at the dinner.

Hamrick's mother died from brain cancer during her plebe year. This year, she will host the third annual Brain Freeze Challenge to raise money for Voices Against Brain Cancer. The award has been given out during Black History Month each year since 1977 to a firstie cadet who, like Flipper, persevered through unusual adversity during his or her time at West Point.

West Point Dept. of History Acquires New 3D Printer
2/7/2020

West Point Dept. of History Aquires New 3D PrinterThe West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Department of History recently acquired a 3D printer for the Cartography Cell. The main purpose for it will be producing relief maps for use in class.

Cadet Conner Sprout is the first cadet to test the application of the West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Department of History's new 3D printing capability.

Conner is studying the Battle of Plataea (479 BC) and now not only has a custom-produced map in his course-specific Atlas, but also gets to see a matching 3D print of the topography of the battlefield.

Army-Navy Baseball Classic Ticket Information
2/7/2020

Army-Navy Baseball Classic Ticket InformationArmy West Point Athletics and the Army A Club, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced ticketing information for the Army-Navy Baseball Classic at Citizens Bank Park on April 10-11.

All Army A Club members and Army Baseball alumni will have access to an exclusive Diamond Club presale beginning on Friday February 7 at 10 a.m. through the Army West Point Ticket Office.

The Diamond Club, located between the dugouts, provides fans with the most premium seating amenities at Citizens Bank Park. In addition to unmatched views of the ballpark, fans will have access to premium concessions and a full-service bar.

Tickets will be available for $10 for an individual day pass and $15 for tickets to both days. Saturday's ticket will give access to both games of the doubleheader.

Army A Club members and Army Baseball alumni will receive an email with an exclusive presale link prior to Friday's sale. The presale will be active through Friday February 28. General admission tickets located outside of the Diamond Club area can be purchased for the same price Here.

Active and retired military personnel can obtain a free general admission ticket, in person and with a military ID, at the Phillies ticket office at Citizens Bank Park from February 6 through game day. For more information, contact the Army A Club at 845-938-2322 or the Army West Point ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY.

Cadets Evaluate the Outbreak of WWII
2/7/2020

Cadets Evaluate the Outbreak of WWIIMAJ Merkel’s “History of The Military Art” class evaluated the causes for the outbreak of World War I and drew propaganda posters representing belligerent objectives and motivations in 1914.

Cadets in the DFL Spanish Study Abroad Program
2/7/2020

Cadets in the DFL Spanish Study Abroad ProgramThis semester, Cadets Matthew Jordan, Ben Parrish, Mary Kamon, Jacob Dotson, and Elizabeth Murphy are participating in the DFL Spanish study abroad program in Zaragoza, Spain.

Photo: cadets visiting Toledo, Spain prior to arriving at the Spanish Military Academy

Cadets Learn About the Bureaucratic Process
2/7/2020

Cadets Learn About the Bureaucratic ProcessAmerican Politics cadets learned about the bureaucratic process by doing an in-class activity to bring the principal-agent problem to life. Two groups were split into Congress and a fictional agency responsible for drawing shapes. With only written instructions from their classmates, the cadets competed to be closest to matching the assigned shape. They quickly learned that translating intent to action can be extremely challenging.

Cadets Visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
2/7/2020

Cadets Visit the US Holocaust Memorial MuseumThanks to the generosity of the Beitler Family Foundation, 70 cadets from West Point traveled to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. with the Department of History and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies faculty, MAJ Eric V. Muirhead, CPT (P) Kate Alfin, Professor David Frey, and Professor Michael Geheran.

Cadets received a special tour of the museum, took part in discussion and reflection, and listened to the inspiring story of Holocaust survivor and museum volunteer, Susan Warsinger. By learning from the terrible events of the past, the Army officers of the future will better understand how to prevent atrocities like the Holocaust from happening again. Wisdom Through History.

Spirit Band Supports Basketball in Annapolis
2/7/2020

Spirit Band Supports Basketball in Annapolis42 Cadets from the Cadet Spirit Band and Mascots traveled down to Annapolis, MD to support the Army West Point Men's and Women's Basketball teams in their games against the Navy Midshipmen. The Cadet Spirit Band was in rare form and boisterous as they overwhelmed all in attendance with spirited renditions of popular tunes and West Point favorites. Although the teams split the series, the Cadet Spirit Band dominated the Navy Pep Band throughout both games, and returned home victorious once again.

West Point Women in Sport Festival
2/6/2020

West Point Women in Sport FestivalWest Point held the Women in Sport festival as a chance for the young girls on post to get some exposure on what sports are available here at the academy. Always smart to start them young!

McMahan, Kutz Ready for Olympic Trials
2/6/2020

McMahan, Kutz Ready for Olympic TrialsLauren McMahan and Kaitlyn Kutz of the Army West Point rifle team will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials, Part 2 Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., from February 7-9. The duo competed in the Winter Airgun Championships from December 6-8, which also paired as the first part of the Olympic trials.

The combined total scores from part one and part two will determine who represents the United States in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

McMahan currently sits in 13th place entering the match after posting a combined score of 1241.7 in December. Additionally, the Sarasota, Fla., native finished eighth in the Winter Airgun Championship in the junior category, which is shooters 21 and under.

"Lauren is going into the final selection match for the Olympic team in a good position in the women's air rifle event," Army head rifle coach Web Wright said. "There's a very real chance that she could make this team with the great performance that she is capable of."

Kutz ranks 37th going into this weekend, following a combined mark of 1231.6.

"Kaitlyn has been shooting strong lately, too," Wright said about his junior captain. "Over the past couple of months, she is consistently our best air rifle shooter and has the potential to make it through the qualification round and into the final eight elimination phase of the selection match." Read more.

Speech and Parliamentary Debate at RMC
2/6/2020

The Speech and Parliamentary Debate Team competed at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) as part of the larger RMC/USMA Exchange. This debate competition carries on a tradition that has been ongoing for over thirty years. The event consisted of friendly debates in which USMA and RMC debaters paired to make teams with representatives from each school.

These mixed teams debated in a tournament with topics included gun control, religion, and automotive industry reform. The final phase of the exchange was the showcase debate in which the two schools competed against one another.

The debate topic was about selective contentious objection, and this showcase debate was judged by the RMC Principle Dr. H.J. Kowal (BGen Ret’d); the Director of Cadets, Col C. A. Heilman; and USMA’s Debate Team Advisor, MAJ DiLorenzo. While the RMC team was victorious during the Showcase debate, all debaters represented USMA well.

Cadets and Faculty Annual Homeless Outreach
2/6/2020

Cadets and Faculty Annual Homeless OutreachThe Department of Homeless Services (DHS) conducted its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), a citywide community volunteer effort to count every New Yorker sleeping on the street across the five boroughs during the coldest time of the year.

HOPE relies on thousands of volunteers, and they are asking you to sign up to make this large-scale canvass a reality. This year had the highest number of cadet volunteers including 70 students along with five staff & faculty.

The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (BS&L) has facilitated cadet participation in the HOPE Count annually since 2008. This experience is a powerful opportunity for our cadets to volunteer, learn, and engage with the NYC community.

Judo Hosted by the Royal Military College
2/6/2020

Judo Hosted by the Royal Military CollegeRecently the Army West Point Judo team traveled to the Royal Military College of Canada (RCM). Cadets had a great chance to learn new techniques and develop their skill sets.

Can Cadets Make Steel Even Stronger?
2/6/2020

Can Cadets Make Steel Even Stronger?Yes! To start of the new year right, cadets in "Design of Steel" Structures did hands-on heat treatment of metals. After learning about the solid-state chemistry involved, cadets went to the furnace and practiced what they learned, heating, cooling then busting the steel samples.

Cadets Visit France for Cultural Capstone
2/6/2020

Cadets Visit France for Cultural CapstoneDr. Olivier Tonnerre and Cadets Hannah Buechner, Madeline Miller, and Jaeden Watson traveled to Paris, France recently as a part of their Language and Culture Capstone course. They met with French Army Staff Leadership as well as the US Defense Attaché to France as they conducted research on the evolution of the French domestic counter-terrorism operation SENTINELLE which began following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in 2015.

Two Cadets Named to 3X3U National Championship Midseason Watch List
2/5/2020

Two Cadets Named to 3X3U National Championship Midseason Watch ListTommy Funk and Matt Wilson of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team are two of 10 Patriot League seniors named to the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Midseason Watch List, which was announced on Tuesday. The 2020 event is scheduled for April 3-5 at Atlanta's Atlantic Station, where it will be contested outdoors for the first time.

In what is the single-largest gathering of draft-eligible talent in the months leading up to the NBA Draft, the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship features 128 seniors from all 32 Division I conferences vying for one of the biggest purses at any FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 event. Teams will compete for $150,000, with $100,000 going to the tournament champions. The winning team will once again earn an automatic berth to the 2020 USA Basketball 3x3 Open National Championship in May.

Funk has put together a stellar firstie campaign for the Black Knights. He currently sits inside the top-five in scoring in the Patriot League with 16.5 points per contest while shooting 45 percent from the field and 36 percent from long range. The Warrington, Pa., native not only leads the league in assists per game (6.7), but also ranks 12th in the nation. He additionally carries a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio. The firstie point guard is currently five assists shy of becoming the league's all-time leader in career assists and has handed out five or more helpers in 16 of 21 contests. Funk is on a 17-game double-digit scoring streak, which includes a career-high 33 points at Lehigh on Feb. 1.

Wilson, who is one of the most efficient shooters in the nation, currently sits in seventh in field goal percentage (67%) nationally. He is seventh in the Patriot League in scoring with 15.5 points per game, while ranking fourth in rebounding with 7.3 boards per contest. The Alexandria, Ky., native has logged five double-doubles during his senior season and is currently on a nine-game double-digit scoring streak. He ranks just outside the top-10 in points scored and top-5 in rebounds in program history. Read more.

Funk Named USBWA National Player of the Week
2/5/2020

Funk Named USBWA National Player of the WeekThe U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Army West Point guard Tommy Funk as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, February 2.

As the Patriot League Player of the Week, Funk was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. Once again, the USBWA will select a Division I men's National Player of the Week each Tuesday throughout the season. The USBWA has named Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week since the 2009-10 season.

Funk, a 5-11 firstie from Warrington, Pa., averaged 26.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in league wins over Bucknell (68-59) and Lehigh (80-79) to help extend a program-record league winning streak to six games for the Black Knights.

Last Wednesday, Funk scored 19 points and added six rebounds and five assists to push the Black Knights past Bucknell. He followed that up with a career-high 33 points on 10-of-14 shooting – including 7-for-9 from 3-point range – in the one-point victory over the Mountain Hawks on Saturday.

Funk is the second Patriot League player to earn the USBWA's National Player of the Week honor since the program was started in the 2009-10 season and the first since Bucknell's Mike Muscala the following season. Read more.

Navigator Army Mission Came Together
2/5/2020

168 people from across the Navigator Army mission came together to strengthen and encourage one another. They had a wonderful weekend that helped build the character of the 39 cadets that attended.

Kirk Earns Field Athlete of the Week Honors
2/5/2020

Kirk Earns Field Athlete of the Week HonorsThe Army throwers added another recipient to the weekly honors list as cow Geoff Kirk has been named Patriot League Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

Kirk has been dominant in the shot put this season, recording the top four throws in the Patriot League thus far this year. He opened the season with an Army record throw of 18.36 meters at the Crowell Open. This past weekend, his 17.59 meter toss was fourth in the league, with Kirk also holding the second and third best. Teammate Michael Renard is next in line with a 17.40 meter top mark. Kirk will look to carry this momentum into the Army-Navy Star Meet, where he won the shot put a season ago with what was then a program record of 17.94 meters.

In addition to Kirk, yearling Emily Mikoud earned honorable mention for her performance in the weight throw this weekend. Mikoud had won the previous two Female Field Athlete of the Week awards.

The Army-Navy Star Meet will take place on Saturday with the men's competition kicking the action off at 11 a.m.

Army Football Group Tickets Now Available for Purchase
2/5/2020

Army Football Group Tickets Now Available for PurchaseWhether you're looking to bring your youth team out to a game or planning an alumni reunion, a corporate outing or just a gathering of friends, there's no better way to spend a day than on the grounds of West Point.

Group Sales Team can help you bring a group of any size to an Army game and help to coordinate several different hospitality and group experiences to enhance your experience.

Group tickets may be limited based upon availability. Group experiences are subject to availability and may be subject to a minimum of 20 ticket purchases.

Contact Army Athletics today to speak to an Army West Point Ticket Representative at 845-446-2375. Please note, the September 26 matchup vs. Oklahoma is not available as a group ticket. Click here for more info.

Theatre Arts Guild Broadway Trip
2/5/2020

Theatre Arts Guild Broadway TripThe Theatre Arts Guild had a wonderful trip to Broadway. Cadets saw a new production of A Soldier's Play, which is set in World War II in a segregated Army unit in the South.

They then got a chance to talk to a technical producer for a new off-Broadway production called Emojiland that is likely going to make some big news this next year for its innovative use of mapping and laser scanning technology on the set.

Finally, the Cadets were thrilled to see Dear Evan Hansen and got some signatures by the stage door after the show. During a bit of free time, Cadets explored the city, some going to the Museum of Modern Art and others to Rockefeller Center.

Funk Collects Third Consecutive Weekly League Honor
2/4/2020

Funk Collects Third Consecutive Weekly League HonorFor the third consecutive week, Tommy Funk of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week.

Funk becomes the first cadet in program history to earn the player of the week honor from the league three straight times. He did so after leading the Black Knights to a 2-0 week with victories over Bucknell and Lehigh.

For the week, Funk averaged 26.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per contest while shooting 59 percent from the field and 62 percent from long range.

In a 68-59 home win against Bucknell on Wednesday, Funk went 7-of-15 from the field and led all Army scorers with 19 points. He added six boards, five assists and a steal to his stat line versus the Bison. The lone swipe helped give him sole possession of 11th in program history for career steals.

The Warrington, Pa., native followed that performance with a career night in a thrilling 80-79 road win at Lehigh on Saturday. Funk poured in a career-high 33 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go with seven assists and five rebounds. En route to extending his double-digit scoring streak to 17 games, he also knocked down a career-best seven treys on nine tries and went 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. Read more.

Orienteering at National Ranking Georgia Navigator Cup
2/4/2020

Orienteering at National Ranking Georgia Navigator CupThe West Point Orienteering Team traveled to Rutledge, GA to compete in a national ranking event, Georgia Navigator Cup recently.

It was a great opening to the Spring semester with multiple cadets finishing 1st in their respective events: Josie Olson '22 F-Green, Sam Herzog '23 M-Green, Spencer Myers '21 M-Red.

New Women’s Handball Members Gain Experience
2/4/2020

New Women’s Handball Members Gain ExperienceWest Point Women’s Handball traveled to Warminster, PA to play against the Philadelphia new Women’s Team Handball Club.

This new club doesn’t have enough players to meet the minimum required by the Northeast Team Handball League, so they had to withdraw from the league. West Point traveled there to help them build up their team and give their new members (and ours) the opportunity to compete and learn the sport.

Philadelphia won 32 to 27 as West Point played inexperienced players in several various positions to give them some experience.

There was great camaraderie between the teams, and they are looking forward to the Philadelphia team to continue to grow and compete at the Open National Championship in May.

After the match, the West Point cadets stopped at Valley Forge on the way back to USMA to explore some of the US Army’s first barracks and see where the Continental Army had its base camp during the Revolutionary War.

Speech and Parliamentary Debate at UChicago Tournament
2/4/2020

The West Point Speech and Parliamentary Debate team traveled to Chicago to compete at the prestigious University of Chicago tournament.

The team of Kalista Schauer and Nathan Frederickson competed at the varsity level and won three out of five rounds, nearly advancing to the final bracket of the competition. The team competed against prestigious schools including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, and debated topics such as social activism, child labor, World War One, and the regulation of the pornography industry.

Several novice debaters, including Annalise Callaghan and Erica Harper observed varsity rounds to improve their skills. By competing at this tournament, the team successfully created networks with teams outside of the East Coast, increasing the likelihood that those teams will compete at the West Point Invitational.

Army to Hold Weekly Volleyball Clinics
2/4/2020

Army to Hold Weekly Volleyball ClinicsArmy West Point Volleyball will be hosting weekly volleyball clinics open to all girls ninth grade and above. The sessions will take place at Gillis Field House every Wednesday from February 5 to April 29, 2020.

Each session will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Participation is free of cost and open on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of 25 athletes per session (for safety, staffing and facility restrictions).

Every participant must register for each clinic they plan on attending. Clinics may be canceled due to weather. Participants that have registered will get an email notification in the event of a cancellation.

Click here to register: https://info.abcsportscamps.com/army-west-point/womens-volleyball

Please email stafford.barzey@westpoint.edu for more information. 

Firstie Captains Shine in Thrilling Win at Lehigh
2/3/2020

Firstie Captains Shine in Thrilling Win at LehighWith a combined 54 points from firsties Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson, the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was able to edge Lehigh, 80-79, in a road Patriot League tilt on Saturday night.

The win for the Black Knights (11-10, 6-4 Patriot League) was no ordinary victory though as it represented Army's sixth straight, the longest in league play in program history.

Funk came to play against the Mountain Hawks (5-17, 2-8 Patriot League). The Warrington, Pa., native went 10-of-14 from the field for a career-high 33 points to go along with seven assists and five rebounds. His shooting performance included a career-best seven makes from long range on nine attempts.

Wilson also had himself a game, finishing with 21 points on 10-of-18 shooting to pair with nine boards. Read more.

Women’s Tennis Earns Pair of Victories
2/3/2020

Women’s Tennis Earns Pair of VictoriesArmy Women's Tennis (3-2) took a pair of matches on Friday afternoon, first topping Binghamton, 7-0, before blanking Sacred Heart, 7-0.

Dolehide and Vincent set the pace with a 6-3 win in the top seeded doubles pairing. Boubel and Inchauste followed with strongly fought 4-3 win from the second position, while Funaro and Son worked a 6-0 result from the third slot to give Army the doubles' point.

Dolehide then took care of her singles match in the No. 1 position, with Bou following with a 6-1, 6-2 showing in the No. 2 pairing. Army's Boubel and Inchauste each won their respective matches in the third and fourth slot, while Son and Smith close out the 7-0 result from the fifth and sixth spots. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Binghamton, 7-0
2/3/2020

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Binghamton, 7-0Army Men's Tennis (2-3) topped Binghamton, 7-0, on Friday evening.

"We had a lot of good close matches today," said head coach Jim Poling, "Our guys fought like true warriors."

Conlin and Woodman took care of the No. 1 seeding in doubles action, while the pairings of Huttepain/Jose and Gorshein/Eden each came away with 6-3 wins from the second and third positions to give Army the doubles point.

Conlin grabbed the victory in singles action from the top seed after winning the tiebreaker in the second set. Huttepain, Larichev and Gorshein all won in straight sets to secure victories from the second, fourth and fifth spots. Woodman and Eden fought off to capture wins in three sets from the third and sixth positions. Read more.

Explosive Second Period Lifts Hockey Past Canisius
2/3/2020

Explosive Second Period Lifts Hockey Past CanisiusThanks to two goals in 24 seconds by Colin Bilek in the second period, the Army West Point Hockey team outlasted Canisius, 4-2, Saturday at Tate Rink.

The Black Knights went on top 3-0 before the Golden Griffins found the back of the net, but another goal by Army helped the Cadets capture three points for the Atlantic Hockey standings.

Army improved to 15-11-2 overall and 12-8-2 in AHA action.

The Black Knights exploded in the second period with back-to-back goals by Bilek spaced 24 seconds apart. Read more.

T&F Closes Out Penn State National
2/3/2020

T&F Closes Out Penn State NationalThe Army West Point Track and Field team capped off competition at the Penn State National Invitation on Saturday.

After a day of light participation on Friday, the Black Knights saw an increased workload in today's events.

The meet served as a final day of work for the team before the Cadets set their sights on rival Navy with the Army-Navy Star Meet just a week away in Annapolis.

The Black Knights swept the indoor Star Meet last year with both competitions coming down to the final event. Army has won five consecutive women's indoor Star Meets and has won two of the past three meets on the men's side. Read more.

Women's Swim & Dive Bests Boston U. at Crandall
2/3/2020

Women's Swim & Dive Bests Boston U. at CrandallBehind 11 event victories, the Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team cruised to a 177-122 win over Boston University on Senior Day at Crandall Pool on Saturday.

Whitney Chang, Serica Hallstead and Mandolin Nguyen each won a pair of individual events opposite the Terriers. Chang and Nguyen also helped the Black Knights win the opening relay at the meet. Read more.

Men's Swim & Dive Tops Terriers in Regular Season Finale
2/3/2020

Men's Swim & Dive Tops Terriers in Regular Season FinaleBehind 14 event victories, the Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving team closed out its regular season with a 218.5-78.5 win against Boston University on Senior Day at Crandall Pool on Saturday.

Daniel Alaimo and Kevin Doo were Army's top individual finishers, each claiming a pair of event victories.

The regular season has ended, but the Black Knights return to action on February 19 when they head to Annapolis, Md., for the four-day Patriot League Championships. Read more.

A Match with Meaning a Tribute to C.J. Morgan
1/31/2020

A Match with Meaning a Tribute to C.J. MorganBy JJ Klein, Army Athletic Communications

Chris Morgan Sr. has plenty of fond memories of watching his son Chris Morgan Jr. (C.J.) compete in wrestling matches inside West Orange High School’s Tarnoff Gymnasium.

In a state with an abundance of wrestling talent, he saw his son work toward two county titles inside the gym. His pride in C.J.’s athletic accomplishments was palpable even over the phone, but his son’s dominance on the mat was not what made him most proud as a father.

“What stood out more than the victories was how he treated his opponents when the match was done.” Chris Sr. said. “He helped them up. He shook their hands and told them ‘hey, good job.’”

Come Friday evening, Chris Sr. and his wife, April, will have a new memory linked to their son inside Tarnoff Gym. Though, this time it will be without their first-born son.

C.J., a member of the Army West Point wrestling team from 2016-19, was supposed to have his senior day match against Lehigh. Tragically he passed away in a military vehicle accident past summer on June 6 while completing training at the U.S. Military Academy. He was 22 years old. Read more.

Glee Club at Twenty-Four Karat Club
1/31/2020

Glee Club at Twenty-Four Karat ClubEight members of the Glee Club traveled to New York City to perform the National Anthem at the annual meeting of the Twenty-Four Karat Club of New York. They performed in front of approximately 500 of NYCs most influential business and community leaders.

Photo: Cadets with Calum Scott, past winner of Britain's Got Talent and hit recording artist

Cadets Develop the First eSports Club
1/31/2020

Cadets Develop the First eSports ClubA new cadet club at West Point engages in electronic sports, also called eSports, and offers the same sense of competition and accomplishment playing a physical game does.

According to Newzoo, eSports is a way to describe online competitive video gaming and is an industry predicted to surpass $1 billion in revenue by the end of 2023. Over 380 million people tune into televised professional tournaments hosted in arenas filled with crowds clapping and cheering on their favorite teams.

The setting is like a traditional sporting event, but in the gaming competition world, live multiplayer action is projected onto screens for the audience to watch as opposing teams are immersed in virtual reality while battling one another.

The Army West Point eSports Club was recognized as an official club January 23. Deputy Director of the West Point Simulation Center Victor Castro helped cadets build their gaming environment infrastructure, which currently accommodates them with top of the line PC software and game-play technology.

Castro said although they are currently just a club, the group of eight cadets has plans to take it from a recreational activity to a professional-gaming level. Read more.

Independence Bowl Conference Affiliations Announced
1/31/2020

Independence Bowl Conference Affiliations AnnouncedThe Independence Bowl, one of Army's primary bowl tie-ins for the upcoming six-year bowl cycle, has announced its conference affiliations. If Army becomes bowl eligible, the Black Knights can face an opponent from the Pac-12 Conference in 2020 and 2024, and an opponent from the American Athletic Conference in 2022.

This past fall, Army announced future primary bowl agreements with the Independence Bowl and ESPN Events for the upcoming six-year bowl cycle. With those announcements, Army owns primary tie-ins with the Independence Bowl (even years) and an ESPN owned and operated bowl game (odd years) each of the next six years.

A month after the Independence Bowl agreement, Army announced an agreement with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, owner and operator of the Belk Bowl, which could lead to Army participating in the Charlotte-based postseason game twice over the next six years, beginning in 2020.

As part of the deal, Army will serve as a primary backup for the Belk Bowl and will have the opportunity to accept an invitation to the game twice during the next six-year bowl cycle that runs from 2020 through 2025. Read more.

Scoutmasters' Council Weekend in Vail, CO
1/31/2020

Scoutmasters' Council Weekend in Vail, COTwenty-three Cadets from the Scoutmasters' Council (SMC) spent a weekend in Vail, CO to ski and participate in an annual Leadership Summit hosted by two USMA Class of '79 graduates (Mr. Greg Phillips and COL(R) Mike Boatner). The group enjoyed excellent skiing, strengthened relationships among the SMC, and discussed various aspects of leadership during the summit conference. COL Brad Wambeke, the SMC OIC, also traveled with the group.

Aviation Challenged to Fly in Turbulence
1/31/2020

Aviation Challenged to Fly in TurbulenceThe Aviation team accomplished a great deal of simulator training and flight training recently. COL Melnyk put team members through their paces in the simulator on Sunday, teaching them how to read approach plates and worked on flying instrument approaches. Monday allowed for flight in some turbulence, adding a nice challenge to the training routine. Major Galliand also continued to work with cadets on instrument training in the Redbird simulator

2020 Winter Retreat at the Pinebrook
1/31/2020

2020 Winter Retreat at the PinebrookRecently, cadets from the Protestant Sunday School Teachers group (PSST) participated in the 2020 Winter Retreat at the Pinebrook Retreat Center in East Shroudsburg, PA. The purpose of the retreat was to promote the growth of the Sunday School teachers and prepare them for the upcoming semester of Sunday School. Activities included group games, skits, Firstie testimonials, group photos and a Bonfire with S’mores.

USMA Officers Travel to Niamey, Niger to assist EFOFAN
1/31/2020

USMA Officers Travel to Niamey, Niger to assist EFOFANThe United States Military Academies’ partnership with other military, government, and higher education organizations provides unique developmental opportunities for cadets and faculty.

Officers from West Point Department of Systems Engineering and West Point Department of Physical Education (DPE) traveled to Niamey, Niger to assist EFOFAN, Niger’s two-year Military Academy, in building a cadet-led and instructor supervised combatives program as a part of the academy’s Africa Military Education Program (AMEP).

The initial concept was introduced in 2017 and today due to AMEP, EFOFAN has a fully functional, level 1 combatives program where 2nd year cadets are leading 1st year cadets.

Drayton Named to Patriot All-Preseason Team
1/30/2020

Drayton Named to Patriot All-Preseason TeamTaylor Drayton a cow on the Army West Point Softball team was selected to the Patriot League All-Preseason team the league office announced in a release Wednesday morning. The Black Knights were also ranked fourth in the league's preseason poll.

Drayton, a two-time all-league first team member, was the Black Knights' most explosive weapon at the plate last year, finishing in the top 3 in every offensive statistic category. She recorded a .287 average (43-for-150) with eight doubles, six home runs, 30 runs scored and 27 RBI. The then sophomore outfielder added 14 walks and was hit by five pitches while going a perfect 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts.

As team, the Black Knights accumulated 44 points in the preseason poll, just four behind third-ranked Bucknell and eight more than fifth-ranked Colgate. Two-time reigning Patriot League champion Boston U. earned the top spot in the poll with 72 points and 12 first place votes.

The Cadets posted an overall record of 26-30 and a had league mark of 8-10 to finish in fifth place. Read more.

Men's Basketball Tops Bucknell for Fifth Straight Win
1/30/2020

Men's Basketball Tops Bucknell for Fifth Straight WinThe Army West Point Men's Basketball team continued its winning ways after topping Bucknell, 68-59, in a Patriot League tilt on Wednesday afternoon at Christl Arena.

The Black Knights (10-10, 5-4 Patriot League) not only extended their winning streak to five games, but also picked up their first win over the Bison (9-13, 5-4 Patriot League) since March 5, 2014.

In his final regular season game against his brother, Tommy Funk went for a team-high 19 points with five assists for Army. The firstie point guard also crashed the glass and capped the game with six boards.

Matt Wilson was his efficient self in the low post, dropping 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting to pair with two rebounds and a block. Josh Caldwell put up 11 in the scoring column on 4-of-8 shooting while reeling in seven boards.

Army also got contributions from two of its starters, Alex King and Lonnie Grayson, who combined for 20 points after tallying 10 apiece. King was the Black Knights' top rebounder, finishing the contest with eight. Read more.

Davis Claims Second Consecutive ECAC Gymnast of the Week Honor
1/30/2020

Davis Claims Second Consecutive ECAC Gymnast of the Week HonorFor the second week in a row, yearling Mathew Davis has been selected as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week.

The yearling claimed his second consecutive all-around victory as the Black Knights defeated Springfield for their first win of the 2020 season. Davis won three individual apparatuses, posting the top overall score on floor exercise, still rings and horizontal bar. His 13.900 score on the high bar was the best of his career.

The award is the third such honor of Davis' two-year career at Army.

The Black Knights will take on rival Navy in Annapolis on Saturday in the Army-Navy Star Meet. 

The Class of 2021 Celebrates 500th Night
1/30/2020

The Class of 2021 Celebrates 500th NightThe Class of 2021 celebrated 500 days until graduation Saturday. "Absolutely nothing is more important that the strength of your character...when you are called upon to make tough choices, especially when you are operating in gray areas, you must rely on the strength of your character to always do what's right." - General (Retired) Lloyd James Austin III '75

Men's Lacrosse 15th in USILA Preseason Poll
1/30/2020

Men's Lacrosse 15th in USILA Preseason PollWith the 2020 season right around the corner, the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team has been slated 15th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Preseason Poll with 96 votes, announced on Tuesday.

The Black Knights are coming off a record setting 13-win season and their second Patriot League Championship under head coach Joe Alberici. Army returns a wealth of the roster for 2020 including a majority of its offensive production in Brendan Nichtern (30 g, 50 a, 80 pts.), Miles Silva (39 g), Sean O'Brien (21 g, 12 a, 33 pts.) and Matt Manown (19 g, 14 a, 33 pts.). The Cadets have some holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball returning long poles Tom Rigney (51 gb, 12 ct) and Marcus Hudgins (35 gb, 15 ct).

The Black Knights made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010 last year and for the 20th time in program history. Army received an automatic bid after claiming the Patriot League Championship with an 11-7 victory over Lehigh.

Army opens the season on Feb. 8 with a home contest against UMass who is 19th in the poll. Also recognized in the preseason rankings on Army's schedule are No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 8 Syracuse, No. 14 Loyola and No. 20 Lehigh. Also receiving votes on the Cadets' schedule are Rutgers (24), Navy (6) and Bucknell (4).

McMullen, Mikoud Once Again Earn League Honors
1/30/2020

McMullen, Mikoud Once Again Earn League HonorsFor the second consecutive week, firstie Calli McMullen and yearling Emily Mikoud will take home weekly awards as the Patriot League Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

McMullen continued to add to her storied Army career this weekend at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, adding two more Academy records to her resume. Entering the weekend as the school record holder in the 60 and 200-meter dashes, McMullen smashed the 400-meter record with a time of 54.66 and helped post a new 4x400 meter dash record of 3:46.00.

Mikoud added a new record of her own, breaking the shot put record with a mark of 15.39 meters. She also finished second in the weight throw with the league's second best throw this season, trailing only teammate Allison Green. This marks the third weekly award for Mikoud in four tries this season. Read more.

Saturnio Named Special Teams Coach
1/30/2020

Saturnio Named Special Teams CoachArmy head coach Jeff Monken has announced that Sean Saturnio will take over the special teams unit. Saturnio coached the tight ends in 2018 and 2019. Offensive quality control coach Matt Drinkall has been elevated to tight ends coach.

"Having one of the most productive and aggressive special-teams units in the nation is a priority for us," said Monken. "Coach Saturnio led those units as our coordinator in 2016 and 2017. We saw a tremendous improvement in the 2017 season after having to replace all of our veteran specialists in 2016. Coach Saturnio is one of the best teachers in the game and is beloved by our players. I am excited that he will, once again, be in a position to influence our entire football team in this role."

"Coach Drinkall, besides being a tremendous person and great relationship builder, has one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football," said Monken. "When we hired him a year ago, I knew that we were only beating everyone else to the punch. He is tremendously respected in our profession and has brought a number of fresh ideas to our offensive scheme. I am excited that he is transitioning to an on-the-field role with our team."

Saturnio just wrapped up his sixth season on the Black Knights' coaching staff and his second season working with the tight ends. He originally came to Army with Monken and coached the fullbacks (2014-15) before taking over special teams the following two seasons. Read more.

Funk Collects Pair of Weekly Awards
1/30/2020

Funk Collects Pair of Weekly AwardsFirstie Tommy Funk of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was named Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) Co-Player of the Week as well as the Army West Point Athletic Association (AWPAA) Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Funk paced the Black Knights during a 2-0 week against two of the top-three defenses in the Patriot League. In two games, he averaged 22.5 points, 8.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest while posting an 8.5 assist-to-turnover ratio. He shot 52 percent from the field and 100 percent from the charity stripe.

The firstie point guard got his week started with a double-double on the road in a 94-74 victory at Lafayette on Wednesday night. Funk went for 19 points and dished out 11 assists with just one turnover versus the Leopards. His efforts on the offensive end helped lift the Cadets to a season-high 94 points, the most by an Army squad since Nov. 18, 2017.

Funk then showed out opposite service-academy rival Navy on Saturday, tying his career-best scoring mark of 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting. He paired his point total with six assists. His performance on the offensive side of the ball allowed Army to put up 73 points against a top-20 scoring defense nationally. It was also the most points Navy has allowed at home this season. Read more.

Baseball Picked First, Hurtubise Tabbed POTY
1/30/2020

Baseball Picked First, Hurtubise Tabbed POTYWith the start of the 2020 baseball season just two weeks away, the Patriot League has announced that the Army West Point Baseball team has been tabbed to finish first in its preseason poll and firstie outfielder Jacob Hurtubise has been named the Patriot League Baseball Preseason Player of the Year.

The Black Knights enter the new year having won the past two Patriot League titles and will aim to be the first team to win three consecutive championships since the league adopted the tournament format.

Hurtubise garners the league's top individual preseason honor after being named Army's first All-American since 2009 last season.

The 2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year broke the Army single season record in runs (71), walks (69) and stolen bases (45) last season, while setting the Patriot League career record in walks (141) and stolen bases (141). He recorded a league-best batting average of .375 and led the league with 75 hits.

The Zionsville, Ind., native became the first Cadet to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft since 2015 after his 39th round selection by the Seattle Mariners. Read more.

Four Cadets Earn Weekly League Honors
1/30/2020

Four Cadets Earn Weekly League HonorsAfter picking up three home wins on Saturday at Crandall Pool, Serica Hallstead, Mandolin Nguyen, Daniel Alaimo and Evan Zhang all received Patriot League weekly honors.

Hallstead was tabbed the league's female diver of the week. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native showed out over the weekend in a quad meet against American, George Mason and Old Dominion after winning on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. On the 1-meter, she posted a score of 266.32 before compiling a score of 280.05 on the 3-meter.

Nguyen was Army's top individual performer after placing second in the 100 back (57.99) and picking up a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 breast (2:18.55) and 200 IM (2:06.05). The plebe additionally swam the second leg of the first-place 200 medley relay squad that finished with a time of 1:44.24.

Alaimo finished as the best diver on the men's side for the Black Knights after he took second on both boards. On the 3-meter, he totaled a score of 305.25 before going on to tally a total of 291.90 on the 1-meter. Read more.

Funk Earns Second Straight Player of the Week Honors
1/28/2020

Funk Earns Second Straight Player of the Week HonorsFor the second straight week, Tommy Funk of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week.

It marks the first time a Cadet received back-to-back player of the week praise from the league since Kyle Wilson '16 did so during the 2014-15 campaign.

Funk guided the Black Knights to a 2-0 week against two of the top-three defenses in the league. In two outings, he averaged 22.5 points, 8.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest while posting an 8.5 assist-to-turnover ratio. He shot 52 percent from the field and 100 percent from the charity stripe.

The Warrington, Pa., native opened the week with a double-double in a 94-74 win at Lafayette on Wednesday night. Against the Leopards, Funk posted 19 points and 11 assists with just one turnover en route to helping the Black Knights put up the most points by an Army squad since Nov. 18, 2017. He additionally held Lafayette's leading scorer this season, Justin Jaworski, to nine points on 4-of-11 shooting. Read more.

Army Pistol Bests the Citadel
1/28/2020

The Pistol Team traveled to Charleston, SC to compete against The Citadel the in Intercollegiate Pistol. Army won the first event, Air Pistol, on Friday evening with a 4-person team score of 2107 to The Citadel's 2037. Plebe Luke Braun posted the high Team score of 537 out of a possible 600.

On Saturday, Army won the first event of the day, Sport Pistol, narrowly besting The Citadel 2059 to 2056. Team Captain Austin Myers shot the Team high score of 531. The final event Saturday was Standard Pistol. Again, Army was victorious with a team score of 1982 to The Citadel's 1933.

Plebe Luke Braun once again shot the match high score of 514 out of a possible 600. Army's 3 event aggregate score was 6148 to The Citadel's 6026.

Cadets Endure Negative Temperatures in the Adirondacks
1/28/2020

Cadets Endure Negative Temperatures in the AdirondacksEarlier this month members of the Mountaineering Team braved the negative temperatures of the Adirondack Mountains to go ice climbing and practice alpine climbing skills.

Hockey Receiving Votes in USCHO.com Coaches Poll
1/28/2020

Hockey Receiving Votes in USCHO.com Coaches PollThe Army West Point Hockey team received five votes in this week's USCHO.com Coaches Poll.

The Black Knights have now been recognized in the poll for the seventh consecutive week. Army returns to Tate Rink this weekend with a home series against Canisius on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (4 p.m.).

Army ranks 10th nationally on the penalty kill this season with an 85.9% efficiency. The Black Knights are 3-2-0 in non-conference play this season with wins over Union, UConn and New Hampshire.

Cadet Media Group Shoots Red Carpet Ready
1/28/2020

Cadet Media Group Shoots Red Carpet ReadyCadets from the Cadet Media Group visited the Cullum Hall Ballroom to make the video Red Carpet Ready – All About Receiving Lines. Cadets wrote the script and filmed the video to demonstrate Receiving Line Etiquette. This video will soon be available for all Cadets to learn “online” all about the do’s and don’ts regarding Receiving Line Procedures. Kudos to Cadets: Presnell, Papa, Shrestha, Moore, Kim, Gonzalez, Lamb, Tritschler and Cadet Norwood for heading up this project.

Men's Hoops Sings Second at Navy; Tops Mids, 73-66
1/27/2020

Men's Hoops Sings Second at Navy; Tops Mids, 73-66Behind enemy lines, the Army West Point Men's Basketball team battled to a 73-66 road Patriot League victory against service academy rival Navy on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Hall.

The Black Knights (9-10, 4-4 Patriot League) not only extended their winning streak to a season-best four games, but also snapped the three-game win streak for the Midshipmen (11-8, 5-3 Patriot League).

Tommy Funk set the tone for the Army offense from the start and tied his career-high scoring output with 26 points. The firstie also added three boards while tallying six assists with just one turnover. Fellow captain Matt Wilson was a force to be reckoned with in the low post, going 9-of-11 from the floor for 18 points to pair with five boards. Read more.

Gymnastics Edges Springfield for First Win of 2020
1/27/2020

Gymnastics Edges Springfield for First Win of 2020It came down to the final routine, but the Army West Point Gymnastics team held off ECAC foe Springfield to claim its first victory of the young season on Sunday.

In a nail-biting affair, the teams split the meet's six apparatuses 3-3, but Army gained the advantage on points en route to a 382.650-381.100 victory.

Mathew Davis added another all-around victory, defeating Springfield's Stephen Lewis and Christian Wilkey with a score of 79.550. His floor exercise score of 14.300 was the highest score recorded by any competitor in the meet and led to his highest all-around score of the season thus far. The yearling posted the highest overall score in all three of Army's apparatus victories (floor, rings and horizontal bar).

The win marks the 15th consecutive victory for Army over Springfield.

The Black Knights now turn their attention to the Army-Navy Star Meet against Navy in Annapolis next weekend where the Cadets will look to earn their first Star victory over their rival since 2017. Read more.

Strong Finish Propels Win for Wrestling
1/27/2020

Strong Finish Propels Win for WrestlingAfter facing some tough early competition, and an early deficit Saturday night at Thomas Fieldhouse, the Army West Point Wrestling team was able to lock in, taking down Lock Haven 26-9 for its fourth straight dual win of the season. 

"Nice win on the road over a really good team," said head coach Kevin Ward. "We overcame a slow start and never looked back. We were in some battles tonight, but we were able to use our conditioning and pull away late in some matches." 

Lock Haven (6-5) was able to take the early team lead as the night began at 125 pounds. In a match featuring two of the top wrestlers in the country in No. 24 Trey Chalifoux and No. 14 Luke Werner, Werner won a 7-0 decision. 

The Bald Eagles would go up 6-0 after DJ Fehlman secured a 7-1 decision over Lane Peters at 133 pounds. Kyle Shoop made it 9-0 Lock Haven after an action packed 9-7 decision into extra time. 

Army (8-2) flipped the switch heading into the 149-pound contest and wouldn't look back. After a scoreless first period, P.J. Ogunsanya put the pressure on and won a 6-3 decision over Brock Port. Rising yearling Markus Hartman kept it rolling for the Black Knights at 157 pounds, winning a 10-0 major decision over Alex Klucker to make it 9-7 halfway through the dual. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Caps Day with 7-0 Victory over UConn
1/27/2020

Army Men's Tennis picked up a 7-0 victory over UConn on Sunday afternoon to cap off a 1-1 day. The Black Knights opened the day with a 4-0 defeat to St. John's.

Army completed a 7-0 sweep over the Huskies, with the Black Knights taking all three doubles matches before rattling off six-straight victories in singles action.

A.J. Woodman and Myles Conlin took the No. 1 doubles match 6-2, while Nikita Larichev and Diego Huttepain spun a 7-6 victory. Samuel Eden and David Gorshein closed out doubles action with a 6-0 blanking from the No. 3 spot.

Diego Huttepain leveraged back to take the No. 1 singles match. David Gorshein, Nikita Larichev, Nathan Jose and Anant Mundra took the No. 3,4,5 and 6 matches, respectfully while Myles Conlin won in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2. Read more.

Swimming & Diving Goes 3-0 at Home Quad Meet
1/27/2020

Swimming & Diving Goes 3-0 at Home Quad MeetThe Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team won 11 events at a quad meet on Saturday afternoon at Crandall Pool.

Army topped Old Dominion (227-72), George Mason (200-97) and American (242-55) to go a perfect 3-0 in the water. Plebe Mandolin Nguyen had a stellar day of competition, winning both the 200 breast and 200 IM, while taking second in the 100 back. She also swam the second leg of the first-place 200 medley relay.

Serica Hallstead continued her dominance on the boards as she logged a pair of first-place performances on the afternoon. Read more.

With nine event victories, the Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving team wrapped up a Saturday quad meet at Crandall Pool with three wins.

The Black Knights bested Old Dominion (226-69), George Mason (189.5-109.5) and George Mason (247-42). Evan Zhang had a productive day in the water, claiming a pair of individual event victories in the 100 breast and 200 IM. He also swam the third leg of the first-place 200 medley relay squad. Read more.

Women's Track & Field set Three Academy Records
1/27/2020

Women's Track & Field set Three Academy RecordsIt was a record filled day for the Army West Point Women's Track and Field team as the Cadets competed in the first of two days of the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University on Friday.

A week after being named Patriot League Track and Field Athletes of the Week respectively, firstie Calli McMullen and yearling Emily Mikoud jumped right back into the spotlight, breaking two Army West Point records. McMullen is no stranger to the record books, entering the day atop the 60 meter and 200 meter dash lists. She etched her name atop another on this day, recording a 54.66 in the 400 meter dash and becoming the first Cadet to record a sub-55 second time in the event and smashing the pervious Academy mark by over a second. Mikoud posted her first career 15-plus meter shot put throw, breaking Briyah Brown's Army record from 2018 with a toss of 15.39 meters.

The Cadets also smashed the 4x400 meter relay record, with McMullen anchoring a group with Anna Tovkach, Madeline Magoto and Hannah Blakey to a 3:46.60. The time is the first under 3:48 in school history, beating the previous record of 3:48.14 set at the ECAC Championships in 2013.

Abigail Green was also impressive on this day, jumping to second on the Army women's weight throw list with a mark of 18.52 meters. Read more.

Men's T&F Wrap Up Strong Weekend in Boston
1/27/2020

Men's T&F Wrap Up Strong Weekend in BostonThe Army West Point Men's Track and Field team competed in the final day of the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University on Saturday.

The Black Knights claimed victories in two events, with Justin Young winning the 60 meter hurdles and Geoff Kirk winning the shot put. Young's 7.90 moved him to the top of the Patriot League charts and was .03 below his career best. Kirk's 17.91 meter throw was the league's second best result behind only his own Army record 18.36 meter toss earlier this season.

Kedrin Jefferson narrowly missed his Army record in the 200 meter dash, recording a 21.33. He currently leads the Patriot League with his 21.31 mark from the Crowell Open.

The Black Knights will be right back on the track next weekend when they once again travel to Penn State for the Penn State National Invitational. Read more.

#11 Army Rifle Posts Season High to Top #4 Akron
1/27/2020

#11 Army Rifle Posts Season High to Top #4 AkronThe No. 11 Army West Point rifle team posted the program's second highest score since the NCAA course change in 2013-14, defeating No. 4 Akron, 4673-4666, in a Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) match.

The Black Knights edged their previous season best score of 4672, which they set against Memphis on Oct. 27.

"This was a big accomplishment today," Army head coach Web Wright said. "We got the win against a team ranked number four. They've had a great season. That said, we put together a pretty good score -- one of the program's best and certainly the highest of the season. And we had four personal bests – Kaitlyn Kutz and Christian Conrad in smallbore and Nicholas Cheshire and Spencer Gillis in air."

Kutz finished with an aggregate score of 1178, which was the highest individual score of the day. Close behind her was Clayton Hanson, who posted the second highest aggregate score of the match with a total of 1173.

With the final tally from today, Army sits at 10th in the NCAA team standings with its three scores averaging out to 4671.67. Read more.

Saga Tuitele Named Army Offensive Line Coach
1/27/2020

Saga Tuitele Named Army Offensive Line CoachArmy head coach Jeff Monken has announced the addition of Saga Tuitele to the Black Knights' coaching staff. Tuitele will coach the offensive line. He also was on the Army staff for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

"We are thrilled to welcome Saga Tuitele back to West Point," said Monken. "His wealth of experience and success with the triple option make him a great addition to our program. Saga is a tremendous technical coach and an outstanding motivator and leader."

"I am honored and excited to be back on the Hudson," said Tuitele. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Monken, his staff, and this program for what they have accomplished. I cannot wait to meet and work with the players and compete with this group every day."

Tuitele comes from The University of New Mexico, having served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator. He previously was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he led the Mustang offense to the top of the NCAA FCS charts in terms of points and yards.

During the 2019 campaign, his line was a strength of the Lobo squad. The line was the last in the FBS to allow a sack, and tackle Javon Mosely was selected for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena. A pair of Lobos in Kyle Stapley and Teton Saltes were honorable mention All-Mountain West, and Saltes was a semifinalist for the Wuerffel Trophy. Read more.

Cadets Visit Ellis Island
1/24/2020

Cadets Visit Ellis IslandDepartment of History Assistant Professor Laura Hooton and CPT(P) Jessica Cook travelled with West Point - The U.S. Military Academy cadets to Ellis Island and southern Manhattan to study the immigration history in New York City.

Cadet Saratoga Staff Ride
1/24/2020

Cadet Saratoga Staff RideCOL Musteen gave an evening lecture summarizing the major challenges of the 1777 Saratoga Campaign before four instructors led different tours of the battlefield itself. Cadets participated in discussing key moments at Saratoga and the lessons they provide to leaders today.

Shiel Wood Added to Army Football Defensive Staff
1/24/2020

Shiel Wood Added to Army Football Defensive StaffArmy head coach Jeff Monken has announced the addition of Shiel Wood to the coaching staff. Wood will work with Nate Woody on the defensive side of the ball.

Wood, a former assistant coach at Georgia Tech and defensive coordinator at Wofford, most recently was Georgia State's inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator during the 2019 season.

"I am excited to welcome Shiel Wood to Army Football," said Monken. "His background working with Nate Woody, along with his experience as a defensive coordinator, makes him a great asset to our program. His roots in the South will enhance our already strong recruiting in those states. I am looking forward to our players learning and working with Coach Wood."

"Coach Wood has enjoyed success as a former defensive coordinator evidenced by his top ranked rush defense and nationally ranked total defense at Wofford," said Woody. "He brings experience defending the option at both the second and third levels of the defense and has valuable experience as a receiver's coach as well. Coach Wood brings great character, work ethic and passion every day he comes to work and we are truly thankful to have him join our staff here at Army."

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach football at the United States Military Academy," said Wood. "The opportunity to work for Coach Monken and under Coach Woody is a blessing. I look forward to working with and getting to know the fine young men on our team." Read more.

Cadets See "Porgy and Bess" at the Metropolitan Opera
1/24/2020

Cadets See "Porgy and Bess" at the Metropolitan OperaCPT Justine Meberg and MAJ Mak Campbell took Cadets to see "Porgy and Bess" at the Metropolitan Opera, to include a backstage meet and greet with cast members. Porgy and Bess was first performed in 1935 by an all-black cast of classically trained singers and remains a compelling piece of American history 85 years later.

Dr. David Frey Presents at the University of Nebraska
1/24/2020

Dr. David Frey Presents at the University of NebraskaDr. David Frey presented on the use of technology in teaching about and preventing mass atrocity at the first annual conference of the “National Higher Education Leadership Consortium of Directors of Centers in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies” at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Frey, who is an executive committee member of the Higher Education Leadership Consortium, has played a leading role in the founding and structuring of the Consortium since its origin in 2017.

Wilkinson Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate
1/23/2020

Wilkinson Named Senior CLASS Award CandidateAlex Wilkinson of the Army West Point hockey team was one of the 20 top NCAA men's ice hockey student-athletes, who excel both on and off the ice, and has been selected as a candidate for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award.

"Alex Wilkinson has been an asset to our team since coming to West Point both on and off the ice," said head coach Brian Riley. "It goes without saying that he is one of the best defensemen to come through our program. He has received league recognition for his play in each of his three seasons. Voted to the All-Rookie Team, Team MVP, First Team All-AHA and AHA Best Defensemen. Last season, although he missed a month due to injury, he still was the second in scoring on our team. Alex plays the game the right way and always has the utmost request for his opponents. In his three seasons, he's only recorded nine penalties. He is well respected by his coaches and teammates and was voted a captain this season. As a leader, he shows his teammates every day how to do things the right way. He is a great example of what a true leader is and always helps the younger players. They look up to him as a player and a leader. He is a great representative of our program, but even more so of the U.S. Military Academy."

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Read more.

Giachin Named Preseason All-American
1/23/2020

Giachin Named Preseason All-AmericanComing off an accolade filled yearling campaign, cow third baseman Anthony Giachin has been named a Collegiate Baseball Second Team Pre-Season All American.

The Livingston, N.J., native posted gaudy offensive numbers in his second year at the Academy, leading the Patriot League with 67 runs batted in and climbing to the top of the Army all-time list in single season multi-hit games (25) and doubles (25). He was second on the team with a .316 batting average and was named to the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region First Team after the season.

He earned two Patriot League Player of the Week honors and was named a 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for his success in the classroom.

Giachin becomes the first Black Knight to receive a national pre-season nod since SP Chris Rowley in 2013.

The Black Knights will kick off the 2020 season with a three-game series at Duke Feb. 14-16. Read more.

Davis Tabbed ECAC Gymnast of the Week
1/23/2020

Davis Tabbed ECAC Gymnast of the WeekYearling Mathew Davis continued his strong start to the 2020 campaign as his all-around victory at Penn State helped earn him ECAC Gymnast of the Week honors.

Davis recorded the conference's top all-around score as he defeated Penn State's Brennan Pantazis 76.450-74.750. It was also the second meet in a row in which the Frisco, Texas, native recorded the top score on the parallel bars.

It is the second ECAC Gymnast of the Week award for Davis in his two-year Army career.

The Black Knights will return to action on Sunday in a matchup with Springfield.

Cadets Visit USMA Library Special Collections
1/23/2020

Cadets Visit USMA Library Special CollectionsMajor Merkel's History of Irregular Warfare class visited the West Point Library Special Collections to examine how President Kennedy's emphasis on developing counterinsurgency capacity in the United States military is evident in the West Point curriculum during the mid-1960's.

McMullen Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
1/23/2020

McMullen Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekIt's been an accolade filled week for firstie captain Calli McMullen as she now adds another Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honor to her resume.

McMullen was victorious in all five of her races this weekend, highlighted by an Academy record breaking 24.46 time in the 200 meter dash. She won all three stages of the 60 meter dash in addition to posting the fastest leg in Army's 4x400 meter relay victory.

The Haddock, Ga., native was named Patriot League Women's Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Hockey Consistent in USCHO.com Coaches Poll
1/23/2020

Hockey Consistent in USCHO.com Coaches PollThe Army West Point Hockey team received 31 votes in this week's USCHO.com Coaches Poll.

The Black Knights have now been recognized in the poll for the sixth consecutive week. Army returns to NCAA action this weekend with a slew of road games at Niagara.

Army ranks fifth nationally on the penalty kill this season with an 89.5% efficiency. The Black Knights are 3-2-0 in non-conference play this season with wins over Union, UConn and New Hampshire.

Offensive Barrage Powers Black Knights Past Lafayette, 94-74
1/23/2020

Offensive Barrage Powers Black Knights Past Lafayette, 94-74It was a night remember for the Army West Point Men's Basketball team as five Cadets scored in double figures to help the Black Knights capture a 94-74 Patriot League road victory against Lafayette.

The Black Knights (8-10, 3-4 Patriot League) put together one of their best overall shooting performances in recent years and connected on 63 percent of their shots from the field against the second-best scoring defense in the league.

Matt Wilson, who was 11-of-16 from the field, finished his night against the Leopards (11-7, 3-4 Patriot League) with a game-high 23 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists. It was the second time in the latest three-game stretch that the Alexandria, Ky., native dropped over 20 points while knocking down double-digit shots in a game.

He was not the only one to eclipse the 20-point mark though as Lonnie Grayson tied his career-high scoring output of 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting. The cow guard was on fire from long range, connecting on five of his seven attempts from deep. He also added four assists and four rebounds to his stat line. Read more.

Instructors Incorporate Howitzer into their Lessons
1/23/2020

Instructors Incorporate Howitzer into their LessonsHistory instructors Laura Hooton, CPT Koebrich, and LTC Ross all used Howitzers, the West Point yearbook, in their Army of the Republic classes to discuss life at West Point and connections between the Army and society in various decades at West Point.

Army Fencing Defeats the Royal Military College
1/22/2020

Army Fencing Defeats the Royal Military CollegeThe Army West Point Fencing team hosted its Army Fencing Invitational this past weekend. Teams competed in foil, epee and sabre. During the invite, the Army women's team defeated the Royal Military College-Canada.

Women's Lax Picked Fourth in League's Preseason Poll
1/22/2020

Women's Lax Picked Fourth in League's Preseason PollThe Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team was picked to finish fourth with 104 points in the Patriot League Preseason Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday morning.

"We are in a great position to start this season," Noto Family Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kristen Skiera said. "We return a lot of veteran players who have great experience and understanding of what it takes to compete for a championship in this league. This year's 2020 team is a very cohesive and competitive group. We have high expectations of ourselves following a groundbreaking 2019 season, and I know we are equipped with the tools to be able to rise to the challenges this season will present."

A year after making their first-ever Patriot League Tournament appearance and claiming the program's first-ever league tournament victory, the Black Knights received their highest preseason poll mark in the five-year history of the program.

Loyola, the defending league champs, was picked to repeat as champions with 16 first-place votes and 160 overall points. Navy (148 points) was chosen to finish second and was the only other school to receive first-place votes after reeling in four. Boston University (122) was picked to place third, just ahead of the Black Knights, while Lehigh (91) rounded out the top-five. Read more.

The Glee Club Performs in Baton Rouge
1/22/2020

The Glee Club Performs in Baton RougeIt was a whirlwind trip to Baton Rouge for twenty-five members of West Point Glee Club recently. The cadets performed at several events culminating in the Inauguration Ceremony of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards '88. The ceremony was broadcast on Louisiana PBS.

Prior to the inauguration, the cadets visited the Governor's Mansion, toured the State Capitol, and observed the State Senate in session. Both houses were in session pre-ceremony to elect a new Speaker of the State House of Representatives and President of the State Senate.

The cadets executed all requirements with distinction and their performances were enthusiastically received. A particularly poignant moment occurred at the conclusion of the Inauguration: the audience of hundreds stood simultaneously when the Glee Club began its rendition of "America the Beautiful."

As most of Baton Rouge departed for New Orleans to cheer LSU on to the National Championship, the Glee Club winged its way back to "our dear old Alma Mater, our rock-bound Highland home." A significant honor they should long remember.

LTG (R) H.R. McMaster Gives the George C. Marshall Lecture
1/22/2020

LTG (R) H.R. McMaster Gives the George C. Marshall LectureLTG (R) H.R. McMaster gave the George C. Marshall Lecture in Military History at the annual conference of the American Historical Association. LTG McMaster formerly taught in the Department of History, as did host Professor John Hall, president of the Society of Military History. This photo is courtesy of Professor Rick Herrera of SAMS at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Professor Herrera is an alumnus of the Department of History's Summer Seminar in Military History.

Two Black Knights Take Home Weekly Awards
1/22/2020

Two Black Knights Take Home Weekly AwardsWith several Black Knights jumping to the top of the Patriot League charts, two members of the Women's Track and Field team have received the league's top weekly honors as Calli McMullen and Emily Mikoud have been named Patriot League Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

McMullen added another Army West Point record with her 24.46 time in the 200 meter dash. The time was the best in the league this season and was one of five race wins for the senior captain on the weekend. In addition to her 200 meter win, McMullen swept all three stages of the 60 meter dash and recorded the fastest leg of Army's 4x400 meter relay victory.

Mikoud was also undefeated on the weekend, claiming victories in the weight throw and shot put. Her shot put throw was the league's best this season and her weight throw placed her second in the Patriot League. The honor is the second for the 2019 Patriot League Rookie of the Year this season.

In addition, yearling Justin Young and senior Jacob Stauffer of the men's track and field team received honorable mention for their performances at VMI. Young posted the league's second best time in his victory in the 60 meter hurdles finals while Stauffer topped the league charts in his weight throw victory.

The Black Knights will head to Boston next for the Coast to Coast Battle of Beantown this weekend. Read more.

Dr. Brodsky Escorts Ski Patrol Cadets for Training
1/22/2020

Dr. Brodsky Escorts Ski Patrol Cadets for TrainingAn important aspect of teaching in the House of PaNE PaNE (the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering) is mentoring cadets both in and out of the classroom. This past weekend, Dr. Brodsky (the Army Research Lab Visiting Professor to the Department) escorted several members of the Ski Patrol on their initial season training. Cadet patrollers kicked off their seasonal outdoor emergency transportation training at Elk Mountain in Pennsylvania to hone their skiing, riding, and emergency skills. Cadets teamed up with experienced senior Elk patrollers to practice evacuating patients from the slopes. Every cadet patroller improved greatly, and the team bonded together over meals and music.

Funk Named Patriot League Player of the Week
1/21/2020

Funk Named Patriot League Player of the WeekAfter leading the Army West Point Men's Basketball team to a 2-0-week, firstie point guard Tommy Funk became the first Cadet this season to be named the Patriot League Player of the Week.

Over the two-game stretch, Funk averaged 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game while shooting the ball at a 43-percent clip from the field. The senior captain also posted a 9.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Thursday's 79-67 road win over Holy Cross marked his 110th consecutive game played and started for the Black Knights. He went 8-of-18 from the field opposite the Crusaders and finished second on the team with 18 points. Funk additionally reeled in four boards and dished out seven assists with just two turnovers.

He followed that outing with another 18-point performance to help Army capture an 81-80 come-from-behind home win against Loyola over the weekend. Funk was the team's top scorer and he extended his double-digit scoring streak to 13 games, which is the longest by a cadet in a single season since 2016.

The Warrington, Pa., native also added 11 assists to his stat line en route to recording his second double-double of the season. What stood out most was his play in second half as he scored 15 of his 18 points in the stanza to help spark the comeback. Five of his six second-half helpers came in the closing six minutes as Army erased a 15-point deficit to secure the win.

Funk currently sits second in the Patriot League in all-time assists with 627, 34 away from claiming the top spot. He also continues to climb Army's all-time scoring list as he ranks 19th in program history in career points with 1,267. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Slated Second in Patriot League Preseason Poll
1/21/2020

Men's Lacrosse Slated Second in Patriot League Preseason PollWith the season right around the corner, the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team was picked to finish second in the Patriot League Preseason Poll, announced by the league on Monday.

Right off a 2019 Patriot League Championship, the Black Knights shared equal points with Loyola in the poll at 111 but received seven first-place votes to their eight which placed them second. Lehigh follows with 99 points and three first-place votes and Boston U. (76) and Navy (59) round out the top-five.

Brendan Nichtern, Matt Manown and Tom Rigney were all named to the Preseason All-Patriot League team.

Nichtern returns as the team's top attacker after leading the squad with 80 points in his plebe campaign setting multiple records along the way. He was named All-America Honorable Mention last season and was a member of the Second Team All-Patriot League team.

Manown was the team's top midfielder in 2019 with 33 points on 19 goals and 14 assists. The captain also notched 12 multi-point games to earn second team honors last season.

A key player in the Black Knights' transition game, Rigney produced a personal best 51 ground balls averaging 2.83 per game. Read more.

Men's Basketball Captures Comeback Win Against Loyola, 81-80
1/21/2020

Men's Basketball Captures Comeback Win Against Loyola, 81-80A clutch Josh Caldwell 3-pointer with one second remaining brought those at Christl Arena to their feet as the Army West Point Men's Basketball team erased a 15-point second-half deficit to top Loyola, 81-80, in a thrilling Patriot League contest on Saturday afternoon.

Tommy Funk fouled out of the game with 13 seconds on the clock and head coach Jimmy Allen turned to Caldwell. The yearling guard brought the ball down the court with his team down by two, 80-78, and the play drawn up gave him an open look in the corner. Caldwell seized the moment and delivered the game-winning basket to help the Black Knights (7-10, 2-4 Patriot League) capture their second consecutive league win.

For the game, four cadets scored in double figures led by a pair of 18-point performances from the firstie captains, Funk and Matt Wilson. Funk finished with a double-double after pairing his scoring output with 11 assists. Wilson, who was 9-of-13 from the field, led Army in rebounding with seven against the Greyhounds (9-10, 1-5 Patriot League).

Tucker Blackwell drilled multiple timely 3-pointers down the stretch and capped his afternoon with 16 points to lead all bench scorers, while Lonnie Grayson added 11 in the scoring column. Read more.

McMullen Shines Again as Cadets Show Depth At VMI
1/21/2020

McMullen Shines Again as Cadets Show Depth At VMILed by another all-time performance from firstie Calli McMullen, the Army West Point Women's Track and Field team showed its strength in the final day of competition at the Keydet Invitational on Saturday.

McMullen recorded three victories on Saturday, finishing off the weekend by winning all five of her races. Her 24.26 mark in the 200 meter dash broke her own Academy record that she set at last year's Patriot League Championship. She won all three stages of the 60 meter dash on the weekend and closed out the day by recording the fastest leg in Army's 4x400 meter relay victory.

Yearling Emily Mikoud continues to find success a year after winning the league's top rookie honor as she added another shot put victory to her resume. Freshman Madeline Magoto added two wins on the day by crossing the line first in the 800 meter and anchoring the 4x400. Read more.

Cody Worley Named Army Quarterbacks Coach
1/21/2020

Cody Worley Named Army Quarterbacks CoachArmy head coach Jeff Monken has named Cody Worley as the team's new quarterbacks coach. Worley comes to West Point after a five-year stint at Kennesaw State, where he was the quarterbacks coach.

"I am excited to welcome Cody Worley to Army West Point," said Monken. "His experience in coaching the quarterbacks in our offense will be invaluable to our team. He is an extremely knowledgeable and energetic coach who will continue to develop our QBs into being one of the best groups of signal callers in the nation. I know that our players will be excited to welcome him to the team."

"Having the opportunity to Coach at the United States Military Academy is an honor and privilege," said Worley. "I am excited for the opportunity to get to work with this phenomenal staff under Coach Monken's leadership."

In 2019, Kennesaw State had the No. 1 FCS rushing offense, having averaged 342.4 yards per game. The Owls quarterbacks additionally averaged 21.4 yards per completion, which was also tops in the nation.

Under Worley's mentorship, Chandler Burks has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, earning back-to-back Big South Offensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades in 2017 and 2018, the first player in conference history to earn both awards in the same season. He also became the first player in league history to finish with both 1,000 yards rushing and passing during the 2017 campaign. Read more.

Wrestling Defeats Penn in Dual Match
1/21/2020

Wrestling Defeats Penn in Dual MatchThe Army West Point Wrestling team won seven of its ten dual matches Friday night at Gillis Field House, on the way to defeating Penn 27-9 in an EIWA affair.

"I thought certainly some bright spots for our team -- some guys with some big performances," said head coach Kevin Ward. "We did what we were supposed to do tonight.

With the action starting at 141 pounds, the scoreboard went Penn's (1-4, 0-1 EIWA) way to begin the night. No. 17 (FloWrestling) Doug Zapf scored a 7-5 decision over Corey Shie to give the Quakers an early 3-0 lead.

The tide would quickly shift towards Army (7-2, 2-0 EIWA), as the Black Knights reeled off five straight wins. P.J. Ogunsanya looked sharp, taking down Lucas Revano in an 8-1 decision. Firstie captain Lucas Weiland returned to the 157-pound spot and won a dominant 16-1 tech. fall over Jeremy Ridge.

No. 24 ranked Cael McCormick started strong and scored in all three periods -- winning a 7-2 decision over Jake Lizak. At 174 pounds, No. 24 Ben Harvey earned a bonus point victory with a 16-2 major over Neil Antrassian. Read more.

Women’s Tennis Splits Opener with Akron and Cincinnati
1/21/2020

Women’s Tennis Splits Opener with Akron and CincinnatiArmy Women's Tennis opened the 2020 season with a 1-1 split. After opening the day with a setback to Cincinnati, the Black Knights fought back for a 6-1 win over Akron.

MATCH 1: Cincinnati 7, Army 0

In doubles action, Army's Caroline Vincent and Stephanie Dolehide picked up a nice 6-2 victory over UC's Ioana Guna and Caroline Morton in the No. 1 double bout. Army dropped the other two double matchups.

With Cincinnati leading 1-0, the match moved over to singles action. Army's Ana Joyner battled tough in the No. 1 matchup, where she eventually fell 10-8 in the tiebreaker set. Elizabeth Gilbert also forced a three-set match-up and fell in the third set, 7-5. Maryjo Pidgeon also fought in a three-set matchup in the No. 5 bout, eventually falling 6-3 in the third set. Read more.

Army Rifle Tops North Carolina State
1/21/2020

Army Rifle Tops North Carolina StateThe No. 12 Army West Point rifle team defeated GARC opponent No. 13 NC State, 4649-4638, Saturday at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.

Captain Kaitlyn Kutz posted the match's highest aggregate score on the afternoon with a mark of 1175. Close behind her was cow co-captain Clayton Hanson, who had a total score of 1170.

"Clayton had a fantastic start today. Kaitlyn shot good in prone," Army head coach Web Wright said. "And a couple of the second relay shooters put some impressive personal bests forward. I hope it lights a bit of a fire for the starters."

Army topped NC State, 2304-2296, in smallbore and edged the Wolfpack, 2345-2342, in air rifle.

"We came away with a win, but we are capable of a much bigger score," Wright added. "Our sling positions were a little weak. We lose too many points in kneeling and prone. So, that's what we will work on next week." Read more.

VOTE for Wilson Named a Hobey Baker Nominee
1/17/2020

VOTE for Wilson Named a Hobey Baker NomineeMichael Wilson of the Army West Point Hockey team was named a Hobey Baker Memorial Award nominee Thursday afternoon.

Awarded annually to college hockey's top player, the Hobey Baker's tremendously popular fan-voting will run from now until Sunday, March 8 at midnight. College hockey fans can cast their vote by going to the voting website http://www.hobeybaker.com/vote. Follow the prompts to make your selection from this year's outstanding crop of 79 college hockey players representing 45 NCAA Division I schools. Please spend some additional time to check out the detailed bios by following the links on each candidate.

Phase two of fan balloting will come from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists beginning March 19 and closing March 29. The fans' vote accounts for a full one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient.

Award criteria include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award's namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton University. Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.

After suffering from two injuries that sidelined him last season, Wilson is back in Army's lineup and is leading the team with 18 points on nine goals and nine assists. So far this year, Wilson has posted one multi-goal game, one multi-assist game and seven multi-point performances.

Men's Basketball Bests Holy Cross for First League Win
1/17/2020

Men's Basketball Bests Holy Cross for First League WinThe Army West Point Men's Basketball team picked up its first Patriot League win of the season after defeating Holy Cross, 79-67, on Thursday afternoon.

A Tommy Funk 3-pointer with 4:02 left to play capped a 9-0 run by the Black Knights (6-10, 1-4 Patriot League) and brought the Army lead to 10, which proved to be too much for the Crusaders (2-16, 1-4 Patriot League) to overcome.

Matt Wilson was nearly unstoppable in the low post, using his size and strength to pour in a game-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Wilson was on the receiving end of several Funk assists and the firstie point guard finished his afternoon with 18 points, seven helpers and four boards.

Alex King was the third cadet to put up double figures in the scoring column after tallying 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting to pair with a team-high six boards. Wilson put up his third 20-point scoring performance of the season and the 12th of his career. He has now reached double figures in the scoring column for the fourth straight tilt. It marked the fourth time in his career that he made double-digit shots in a game. The Alexandria, Ky., native moved into sixth in Academy history in career rebounds with 730. Funk extended his double-digit scoring streak to 12 games. Read more.

Women's Basketball Earns First Patriot League Win Over Holy Cross
1/16/2020

Women's Basketball Earns First Patriot League Win Over Holy CrossIn front of a crowd of nearly 1,700 fans, the Army West Point Women's Basketball team defeated Holy Cross, 61-48, Wednesday afternoon to earn its first Patriot League win of the season. The stands were filled with students from local elementary schools as part of Army's Education Day.

After scoring all 13 of the Black Knights' points in the first quarter, Alisa Fallon finished the contest with 21 on 8-of-13 shooting. She also pulled in 11 rebounds to register a double-double. Lindsey Scamman also finished with a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. After being held to 33.3 percent shooting in the first half, the Cadets shot at a 44.4 percent clip in the second half.

Megan Swords led the way for the Crusaders with a double-double of her own, with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for Holy Cross was Avery LaBarbera, who registered 11 points.

Davis Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
1/16/2020

Davis Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekFollowing his performance at this weekend's West Point Open, yearling Mathew Davis has been named Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

On Saturday, Davis became Army's first ever parallel bars champion at the West Point Open and the first Cadet to win an individual apparatus at the event since Conner Venrick won the pommel horse in 2014.

He was equally strong in Friday's qualifying rounds, recording the top score in floor exercise.

Davis will look to continue his strong start when the Black Knights return to action on Saturday Jan. 18 at Penn State.

Wilson Earns Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Nod
1/15/2020

Wilson Earns Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week NodAfter a four-point weekend, Michael Wilson of the Army West Point Hockey team was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Player of the Week, announced by the league on Tuesday.

The Black Knights went 1-0-1 against service academy rival Air Force last weekend including a nine-round shutout victory for a bonus point. Wilson led the team with two goals and two assists for four points.

The firstie had a strong weekend with a +2 rating and a blocked shot. Both goals by Wilson were on special teams including a power play score on Friday and a shorthanded goal on Saturday.

Wilson and the Black Knights are back in action Saturday against the Royal Military College of Canada with a 7:35 p.m. contest.

Two Cadets Earn Patriot League Weekly Recognition
1/15/2020

Two Cadets Earn Patriot League Weekly RecognitionYearling Evan Zhang and firstie Serica Hallstead of the Army West Point Swimming and Diving teams both received Patriot League weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon.

Zhang, who earned his second weekly award from the league this season, played a key role in the Black Knights', 220-79, road dual win against Bucknell on Saturday. He won a pair of individual events in the 100 breast (55.14) and 200 IM (1:52.22). The Flushing, N.Y., native also helped the 200 medley relay team place first after he swam the second leg.

For the women, Hallstead was the lone cadet to claim a pair of individual event victories after she swept the diving events against Bucknell. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native bested the competition on the 3-meter with a score of 285.45 and took the top spot on the 1-meter with a total of 276.75.

Army returns to action on Thursday when several cadets trek to Knoxville, Tenn., for the four-day TYR Pro Series.

Tovkach Claims League Weekly Honors
1/15/2020

Tovkach Claims League Weekly HonorsAfter her league leading performance in the 800 meter run on Saturday at the Nittany Lion Challenge, yearling Anna Tovkach has been named Patriot League Women's Track Athlete of the Week.

Tovkach recorded a Patriot League season-best 2:10.02, which was tops in the Patriot Leagues this season and the second best time in NCAA Division I competition thus far. The time also places her second on Army's all-time list behind Cassie Mundekis, who recorded a 2:08.65 at the ECAC Championships in 2019.

The Gainesville, Fla., native is now qualified for the 2020 ECAC Indoor Track Championships.

In addition, cow Bernard Jenkins of the men's track and field team received league honorable mention for his victory in the high jump. Jenkins 2.01 meter jump was the fourth best in the Patriot League this season.

The Black Knights will return to action this weekend at VMI's Keydet Invitational in Lexington, Va.

Lacrosse Tickets on Sale Now!
1/15/2020

Lacrosse Tickets on Sale Now!The Army West Point Ticket Office has announced that tickets for the upcoming 2020 men's and women's lacrosse seasons are now on sale.

A full-price season ticket can be purchased for $25. All games are ticketed as general admission apart from the doubleheader against Navy on April 18.

Single-game tickets range from $12-$15. Youth and senior rates are $8 per ticket, while group and experience rates range from $10-$12. The youth/senior rate is not available for the Army-Navy doubleheader, however.

To book your youth team or group, please call 845-446-2375 to contact a group sales representative.

Ticket orders may be placed by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY. For online orders, Click Here.

Men's Ticketed Contests: Lehigh - March 14, Colgate - April 4, Navy - April 18. Women's Ticketed Contests: Colgate - March 21, Bucknell - April 4, Navy - April 18. Read more.

McGraw Drafted by Portland in MLS SuperDraft
1/14/2020

McGraw Drafted by Portland in MLS SuperDraftFirstie defender Zac McGraw made history for the Army West Point Men's Soccer program when he became the first-ever cadet to be drafted in the MLS SuperDraft. McGraw was the 16th pick in the third round (68th overall) and selected by the Portland Timbers, a club that finished sixth in the Western Conference this past season with an overall record of 34-14-7. "Zac is of Army's finest men's soccer players," Army head coach Russell Payne said. "Congrats to him for an incredible college career and earning an opportunity to pursue his dreams."

A two-year captain on the back line for the Black Knights, McGraw made a name for himself in the league and around the nation. He was a two-time Preseason MAC Hermann Trophy Watchlist player, a three-time all United Soccer Coaches All-Region performer, a four-time All-Patriot League standout and a two-time league defensive player of the year.

During his time on the banks of the Hudson, McGraw appeared in 68 games while making 66 starts. He tallied 11 career points on one goal and nine assists. As a defensive stalwart, McGraw played a pivotal role in the Black Knights' 21 shutouts.

His efforts as a junior in 2018 helped the program reach its first Patriot League Tournament championship appearance since 1996 after he led the Black Knights' defense to back-to-back clean sheets in the Patriot League Tournament for the first time in program history. As a yearling he was a key piece in Army's first-ever win over a PAC-12 foe once the Black Knights bested San Diego State during the 2017 season.

Army Hockey Still Gaining Recognition in National Polls
1/14/2020

Army Hockey Still Gaining Recognition in National PollsThe Army West Point Hockey team received 32 votes in this week's USCHO.com Coaches Poll.

The Black Knights have now been recognized in the poll for the fifth consecutive week. Army gained momentum after a 1-0-1 weekend against service academy rival Air Force.

Army currently ranks sixth nationally on the penalty kill this season with an 89.5% efficiency. The Black Knights are one of six teams in the country with at least 14 wins.

The Black Knights travel to the Royal Military College of Canada this weekend to continue its rivalry momentum.

Davis Wins Parallel Bars at West Point Open
1/13/2020

Davis Wins Parallel Bars at West Point OpenHighlighted by a championship winning performance by Mathew Davis, the Army West Point Gymnastics team wrapped up the 29th annual West Point Open with the individual finals on Saturday at Christl Arena.

Five members of the Black Knights competed in the final competition with the yearling Davis competing in two events. Davis claimed victory on the parallel bars, becoming Army's first individual champion at the West Point Open since Jesse Glenn won the all-around in 2015. He is the first Cadet to win the parallel bars and claims the first apparatus championship for an Army gymnast since Conner Venrick won the pommel horse championship in 2014.

Davis was also strong on the floor exercise, placing second with a score of 14.050

Firsties Alejandro Suarez and Rex Scott closed out their final West Point Open with Suarez competing on the horizontal bar and Scott competing on the pommel horse. Scott placed fourth with a score of 12.900 while Suarez finished sixth with a 12.700.

Penn State claimed three individual titles while Navy and Arizona State split the remaining two.

Army will get another crack at the Nittany Lions next weekend when the Cadets travel to Penn State for a dual match on Saturday at 4 p.m. Read more.

Hockey Earns Bonus Point in Shootout Win over Air Force
1/13/2020

Hockey Earns Bonus Point in Shootout Win over Air ForceThanks to Eric Butte's late game heroics with 51 seconds on the clock, the Army West Point Hockey team sent its rivalry game with Air Force to double overtime and a sudden death shootout.

The Black Knights and Falcons needed nine rounds of a shootout to decide who got the bonus point in the night's contest. Ultimately, it was Kevin Dineen who sealed the shootout victory for Army in front of a sellout crowd at Tate Rink.

The game officially ended in a tie, but the Cadets earned a bonus point for Atlantic Hockey standings with the shootout victory.

Army started off hot with a goal 18:45 into the game. John Keranen set up the goal beautifully for Brett Abdelnour who scored from the doorstep. The Falcons netted their first of the night halfway through the second period, 9:36 in. Nearly two minutes later, Air Force struck again, this time on the power play, putting the opponent up 2-1. The lead didn't last long as the Black Knights scored a power play of their own thanks to Michael Wilson. Read more.

Men's Swimming & Diving Tops Bucknell in Road Dual, 220-79
1/13/2020

Men's Swimming & Diving Tops Bucknell in Road Dual, 220-79The Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving team began 2020 with a 220-79 victory over Bucknell in a Patriot League dual on Saturday night.

The Black Knights won 14 events, including both relays. Evan Zhang and Daniel Alaimo both claimed a pair of individual event victories to pace Army against the Bison.

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay: Brian McKenrick, Evan Zhang, Johnny Ellery, Josh Zock – 1:30.94. 1000 Free: Ford Blaylock – 9:32.03. 200 Free: Tanner Falls – 1:41.08. 100 Breast: Zhang – 55.14. 200 Fly: James Bilbrey – 1:50.57. 50 Free: Zock – 20.47. 200 Back: McKenrick – 1:52.07. 200 Breast: Ty Dang – 2:05.49. 500 Free: Kevin Lin – 4:38.00. 100 Fly: Ellery - 49.43. Read more.

Strong Day for Army Women's Track & Field at Penn State
1/13/2020

Strong Day for Army Women's Track & Field at Penn StateFor the second time this week, the Army West Point Track and Field team was in action as they competed at the Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State on Saturday.

The meet marked the first extensive action for much of the team on the young season, as they faced off with athletes from several top east coast schools such as Penn State, Georgetown, Maryland and VCU.

The Black Knights men's and women's teams combined for four victories and 18 top-three finishes on the day. Firstie captain Samantha Coletti was victorious in the women's mile with a time of 5:00.28 and teammate Anna Tovkach won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.02. Tovkach's time stands as the second fastest 800-meter time in Army history. Calli McMullen placed second in the 400-meter dash, jumping onto another Academy top ten list with the fourth fastest time in school history. The firstie currently holds the Army record in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. Read more.

Hockey Sings Second, Defeats Air Force 5-2
1/13/2020

Hockey Sings Second, Defeats Air Force 5-2The Army West Point Hockey team sang second Saturday night after topping Air Force 5-2 in front of its third-straight sellout crowd at Tate Rink. The Black Knights earned five points in Atlantic Hockey standings with a 1-0-1 weekend and a bonus point from their shootout win on Friday.

Army is now 14-7-2 overall and 11-5-2 in Atlantic Hockey action.

Similar to Friday night, the Black Knights jumped ahead 1-0 after a shorthanded, unassisted goal by Michael Wilson. Things then heated up with four goals in the second period. Air Force tied the game 1:41 into the middle frame with an even-strength score before three consecutive Army goals in a 2:46 minute span. Alex Wilkinson sparked the slew of scoring with help from Thomas Farrell and Eric Butte with 14:41 on the clock.

The fourth line took advantage of a delayed penalty 1:12 later when Kendrick Frost and Noah Wilson set up Patrick Smyth. The third goal in the stretch was on the power play when John Keranen found the back of the net. M. Wilson and John Zimmerman were credited with the assists allowing Army to head into the third period with a 4-1 advantage. Read more.

Football Welcomes Back Keith Gaither as its Wide Receivers Coach
1/13/2020

Football Welcomes Back Keith Gaither as its Wide Receivers CoachArmy head coach Jeff Monken has announced the hire of Keith Gaither as its wide receivers coach. Gaither returns to West Point, where he was the wide receivers coach in 2015 and 2016. He spent the 2019 season on the Western Michigan coaching staff as the wide receivers coach.

"I am thrilled to welcome Keith Gaither back to the banks of the Hudson," said Monken. "Keith is a tremendous football coach and an outstanding recruiter. The foundation he laid with our receiver corps in 2015 and 2016 set the tone for great success at that position and his efforts as a recruiter have greatly impacted our success. I know that our players and staff, and all those that know Keith and his wonderful family, are excited to have the Gaither's rejoining the West Point community."

"When given the opportunity to come back to West Point and work for Coach Monken, I was beyond excited to once again have the privilege to Coach for one of the most prestigious institutions and one if the best coaches in the country," said Gaither. "Beat Navy!"

Prior to Western Michigan, Gaither was the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach at East Carolina (2017-18), where he was responsible for the instruction and teaching of all aspects of the wide receiver position in a multiple pro-style offense. In each of his two seasons, the Pirates produced a first-team all-conference wide receiver in Trevon Brown. Read more.

Trio Garner CEP Athlete of the Month Accolades for December
1/10/2020

Trio Garner CEP Athlete of the Month Accolades for DecemberYearling Eric Butte of Army West Point hockey and cows Josh Zock and Kim Caccamo of swimming and diving were named the Corps Squad Scholar-Athletes of the Month for December.

Butte has played in every game this season and contributed immensely to the team's 11-5 start. Army Hockey currently has one of the best records in the country, largely because of the late game heroics of Butte. During the Black Knights' 3-0 run over Thanksgiving week, Butte had four points on two game winning goals and a pair of assists.

Zock is a management major who has consistently maintained a 3.0 GPA in his major courses, effectively balancing his academic requirements with training. In the spring of 2019, Zock won the 50 free at the Patriot League Championships with a time of 19.82. At the Army-Navy Star Meet in December, he won in the 50 Free and set an Academy record.

Caccamo consistently carries a 4.0 GPA as a Philosophy major with honors. She additionally heads up the swim and dive team Academic Mentor and Tutor program. She manages nightly study hall sessions for plebes to help them balance college academics and competitive swimming for the first time. Caccamo is a distance swimmer who obtained a personal Record of 10:15.57 in the 1000-yard free in December after placing third at the Army-Navy Star Meet. Read more.

Track and Field Hosts Army Open
1/10/2020

Track and Field Hosts Army OpenIn the first of its two meets this week, the Army West Point Track and Field team hosted the Army Open at Gillis Field House yesterday.

While most of the team is scheduled to compete at the Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State on Saturday, several key contributors saw action in today's meet. Firstie captain Calli McMullen was among them, claiming victory in the 60 meter dash.

The meet marked the second of three home meets for the Black Knights, as they will compete once more at Gillis Field House on February 22, one week before the Patriot League Championships.

Saturday's meet in Pennsylvania will be the squad's first in-depth competition of the indoor season, as the men's team aims repeat as Patriot League Champions and the women's team aims to improve upon their second-place finish in the conference in 2019. Read more.

CSM Killingsworth 26th Corps of Cadets CSM
1/10/2020

CSM Killingworth 26th Corps of Cadets CSMCommand Sargent Major Kenneth L. Killingsworth took responsibility as the 26th U.S. Corps of Cadets command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony.

Before assuming responsibility, Killingsworth, native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the command sergeant major for the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Photo by John Pellino

Chalifoux Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
1/9/2020

Chalifoux Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekAfter scoring three victories at the West Point Duals this past Saturday, wrestler Trey Chalifoux was named the first Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for the new year.

Competing at 125 pounds, Chalifoux was among three undefeated Cadets Saturday, but the only one to compete and win in all three matches.

His first victory was an 8-5 decision over Timothy Decatur of North Carolina. He followed that up with a 7-4 decision against Gage Curry of American University. Chalifoux's final bout of the day was against Doyle Trout of Wyoming, where he grinded out a 4-3 decision.

Chalifoux has an 11-5 overall record this season and is 65-46 for his Army career. He was also an NCAA qualifier during the 2018-19 season.

Army is 6-2 overall in their dual season, and will be in action Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. against EIWA foe Penn at Gillis Field House.

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Army Football Season Ticket Sales, Renewals and Oklahoma Presales Now Available
1/9/2020

Army Football Season Ticket Sales, Renewals and Oklahoma Presales Now AvailableArmy football season ticket membership renewals and new season ticket memberships are now on sale.

For 2020 season ticket renewals, the deadline for renewing seats for the Oklahoma game is Friday, February 28. All other games must be renewed by Wednesday, April 1.

New season ticket memberships do not include the Oklahoma game. Prices for the season ticket membership package starts as low as $160. Both season ticket renewals and new season ticket purchases can be made at goarmywestpoint.com/tickets or by calling 877-TIX-ARMY.

Additionally, the Army A Club Oklahoma presale is now live. Based on 2019 membership levels only, tickets are available per the below schedule only while supplies last. 

  • January 7- ADC- May purchase up to 16 tickets
  • January 21 – CIC - May purchase up to 12 tickets
  • January 28 – SUPT/CMDT/5* - May purchase up to 10 tickets
  • February 4 – COL/MAJ/CPT - May purchase up to 6 tickets
  • February 11 – LT/RAN - May purchase up to 6 tickets
  • February 28 – Final day for 2019 "A Club" members to purchase tickets in the presale

After the conclusion of the Army A Club presale, if any tickets remain for the Oklahoma game, they will be made available for purchase to the general public starting on Tuesday, March 17th. Read more.

Semiannual Staff and Faculty Town Hall
1/9/2020

Semiannual Staff and Faculty Town HallUnited States Military Academy superintendent LTG Darryl Williams hosted his semiannual staff and faculty town hall. General Williams and Command Sargent Major Jack Love recognized staff and faculty from throughout West Point for their years of service and accomplishments during the fall semester. Williams outlined his priorities for the spring semester and updated those in attendance on Army Chief of Staff, General James C. McConville people strategy prior to McConville's visit to West Point Friday.

Hockey Receiving Votes in National Coaches Poll
1/8/2020

Hockey Receiving Votes in National Coaches PollThe Army West Point Hockey team continues to gain national attention and received 31 votes in this week's USCHO.com National Coaches Poll.

The Black Knights had a tough weekend with contests against #14 Providence (L, 3-1) and #6 Ohio State (L, 2-1 OT). Army is considered in the poll for the fourth-straight week.

Army currently ranks fifth nationally on the penalty kill this season with a 91.1% efficiency. The Black Knights are one of 10 teams in the country with at least 13 wins.

The Cadets are back at Tate Rink this Friday and Saturday to host Air Force. Both games will begin at 7:05 p.m.

Cadets Learn about the Vietnam War
1/7/2020

Cadets Learn about the Vietnam WarWith the assistance of the West Point Museum History instructors curated a Vietnam War exhibit displaying soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Cadet’s shared observations about the uniforms and equipment used by each type of soldier and engaged with the medium of material culture to learn more about this controversial conflict.

Soldiers Can Now Get Paid to Flex Their Creativity
1/7/2020

Soldiers Can Now Get Paid to Flex Their CreativityThe Army is looking for media-savvy soldiers to help push out its revitalized brand with the creation of a new job field: marketing officer.

According to a breakdown of the new job provided to Task & Purpose, marketing officers will specialize in at least one of four roles "within the marketing cycle" to boost the Army's messaging and branding.

Those roles include analyzing effectiveness, which includes collecting market data and evaluating how effective the marketing is; developing a strategy; creating marketing campaigns and other content on various mediums; and delivering that content by identifying the best "channels."

Marketing officers should be "visually creative … imaginative," and excel on diverse teams, according to the position description. Read more.

Wrestling Senior Night to Honor C.J. Morgan
1/6/2020

Wrestling Senior Night to Honor C.J. MorganThis seasons Army West Point Wrestling senior night versus Lehigh, now on January 31 at 7 p.m., has officially been moved to West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey, to honor the late Black Knights wrestler, C.J. Morgan.

"We just felt like moving our senior day match to West Orange was the right thing to do," said head coach Kevin Ward. "I left the decision up to our seniors, and they didn't hesitate, they knew they wanted to wrestle in C.J.'s home gym on senior night. I appreciate everyone's support in making this happen and we look forward to honoring C.J. on senior night."

Morgan, originally of West Orange, New Jersey, passed away last summer due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the U.S. Military Academy's training area. He was a Law and Legal Studies major, and a recruited athlete who was a standout member of the Army wrestling team. He had a 28-22 career record competing at 184 and 197 pounds for Army. 

The Black Knights are currently 6-2 in dual matches this season, and are coming off victories over American University and Wyoming this past weekend at the West Point Duals. The team next competes this Friday, January 17 against Penn at Gillis Field House.

Firriolo Named AHA December Rookie of the Month
1/6/2020

After being the Atlantic Hockey Association Rookie of the Week three times in the month of December, Anthony Firriolo earned the league's Rookie of the Month honors.

Firriolo entered December with two career points on two assists but exploded in the most recent month with seven points on three goals and four assists. He was the leading rookie and defenseman scorer in both Atlantic Hockey and the NCAA and tied for second and fourth, respectively, in scoring overall for the month.

Firriolo had a three-game point streak to open the month, and overall, scored in four of five games. Army was 3-1-0 when Firriolo registered a point as he became yet another reliable defenseman in Army's attack. He had two multi-point games, including his first multi-assist game, a three-assist effort in a 4-0 win over Robert Morris.

The Black Knights are back at Tate Rink this weekend when Air Force comes to town for two 7 p.m. contests. 

Wrestling Takes Two of Three Matches at Host Duals
1/6/2020

Wrestling Takes Two of Three Matches at Host DualsThe Army West Point wrestling team earned two quality dual wins Saturday at Christl Arena, as the Black Knights defeated both American University and Wyoming during their host West Point Duals.

Coming off a strong performance at last weekend's Midlands Championships, Army (6-2, 1-0 EIWA) was back in dual match mode to start the new year.

Trey Chalifoux (3-0), Noah Stewart (2-0), and Ben Sullivan (2-0) were all undefeated on the day to lead the team. Markus Hartman, Cael McCormick, and Ben Harvey all earned two wins respectively throughout the day.

The Black Knights opened their day with a tough 19-12 loss to the No. 17 ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina. Army won four matches in its opener, including taking the last three, but couldn't rally enough to catch the Heels.

Momentum swung into the Cadets favor in match No. 2. Army opened up its EIWA conference slate against American University, taking eight of 10 matches on the way to a 33-7 victory.

Army kept it rolling into the third dual versus Wyoming. In a back-and-forth affair, the Black Knights split the opening four matches, before the yearling Hartman earned the first of three straight Army wins. The Cowboys would make it interesting, taking both the 184 and 197 bouts, but Ben Sullivan sealed the 19-13 win with a 5-0 shutout win at heavyweight. Read more.

Slomka to Participate in College Gridiron Showcase
1/6/2020

Slomka to Participate in College Gridiron ShowcaseArmy firstie fullback Connor Slomka is participating in the College Gridiron Showcase (CGS) for the next week. Some of the top college senior players were chosen by a panel of experts to participate in the showcase and symposium, which is being held January 3-8 in Fort Worth, Texas.

He joins Cole Christiansen and Elijah Riley as Army players that are being represented in college football's postseason all-star events this year. Christiansen will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on January 18 (Pasadena, Calif.) while Riley will take part in the East-West Shrine game on January 18 as well (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

Slomka finished second on the team in 2019 with 658 rushing yards on 149 carries (4.4 average), to go along with eight scores. Overall in 38 career games, Slomka finished with 1,208 yards on 274 carries (4.4 average). The Wexford, Pa., native, who averaged 54.8 yards-per-game in 2019, tallied a 30-yard rushing score at Hawai'i, which gave him eight touchdowns on the season and 17 for his career.

Since the 2015 inaugural event, 475 CGS participants have been offered pro opportunities. At the 2019 CGS, scouts from all 32 NFL teams, all nine CFL teams, and other professional leagues were on hand to evaluate and meet with players.

The first all-star event to implement an OTA format, CGS showcases players through practices and a controlled scrimmage with professional coaches. Players will also perform individual and team drills, participate in 1-on-1s, attend meetings, and, in many cases have the opportunity for personal interviews with scouts and executives.

Cadets Build Full-Scale Wood Truss
1/3/2020

Cadets Build Full-Scale Wood TrussCivil Engineering cadets wrapped up the semester designing, building and busting a full-scale wood truss. Hands-on, active learning with real results.

CDT LaPore '20 Presents Feasibility Study to Lockheed Martin
1/3/2020

Congratulations to CDT Dylan LaPore '20 for presenting his feasibility study on "eye safer" track illuminator lasers to the leadership of the Directed Energy Division of Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, CA. Dylan's research is part of an initiative to minimize the hazards posed by high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems to bystanders. The visit to Lockheed Martin included a tour of the clean room facility housing a next-generation HEL system.

Northeast Team Handball League Match
1/3/2020

Northeast Team Handball League MatchRecently both Black and Gold teams competed in the weekend's Northeast Team Handball League match day here at West Point. Black finished 2-1 on that day, which included a victory for Gold who finished 0-3.

Nate Woody Named Army Football Defensive Coordinator
1/3/2020

Nate Woody Named Army Football Defensive CoordinatorArmy football head coach Jeff Monken announced the hiring of Nate Woody as defensive coordinator. A 29-year coaching veteran and a coordinator for 19 years, Woody comes to West Point after stints as a defensive analyst at Michigan (2019), defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Georgia Tech (2018), defensive coordinator at Appalachian State (2013-17) and defensive coordinator at Wofford (2000-12).

In addition to the hiring of Woody, Monken announced that John Loose has been elevated to Assistant Head Coach. Loose was the team's defensive coordinator in 2019 and is in his second stint at Army, wrapping up his 14th season overall with the program. He was the linebackers coach under Bob Sutton (1992-99) and returned to West Point in 2014 to join Monken's staff.

"We are thrilled to welcome Nate Woody to the Army Team," said Monken. "Nate is a veteran coach that has led some of the nation's top defenses year in and year out. Having faced his defenses in the past and seeing the production of his defensive units throughout his career, I am excited to have him leading our men at West Point."

"John Loose has been an influential leader during two of Army Football's most successful eras," said Monken. "He has a wealth of experience as a West Point coach and I know that he will continue to guide our program to success in his new role as Assistant Head Coach."

Woody, who brings an attacking 3-4 scheme to Army, was hired to run Georgia Tech's defense in 2018. He worked under then Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson, who Monken was an assistant coach for with the Yellowjackets (2008-09), at Navy (2002-07) and at Georgia Southern (1997-01). In 2018, the Yellowjackets' defense had a nose for the football, as they were tied for fifth nationally in fumble recoveries (13), tied for 16thin total takeaways (25) and tied for 17thin defensive touchdowns (3). Read more.

Hockey Charges Past New Hampshire, Earns 13th Win
1/2/2020

Hockey Charges Past New Hampshire, Earns 13th WinFueled by a two-goal third period, the Army West Point Hockey team charged past New Hampshire Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at Tate Rink.

The Black Knights were down 4-3 after the first 40 minutes, but goals by firsties Alex Wilkinson and Michael Wilson gave Army the edge over the Wildcats for the team's 13th victory of the season.

Dominic Franco was unstoppable with the first two goals of the game and the primary assist on Wilson's game-winner. He also posted three crucial blocks in the contest.

Trevin Kozlowski turned away 19 shots and helped back the Cadets on a 5:00 kill in the third period.

The Black Knights capped the 2019 portion of their season with a 13-5-1 record, the most in program history for the first half of the season. Read more.

Firriolo, Zimmerman Receive Final Weekly Honors of 2019
1/2/2020

Firriolo, Zimmerman Receive Final Weekly Honors of 2019For the third straight week, Anthony Firriolo was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Rookie of the Week, while John Zimmerman was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the league on Tuesday.

Firriolo continued his hot streak with a goal and two blocks in the team's 5-4 victory over New Hampshire last Sunday. The plebe picked up his third straight Rookie of the Week honor to close out 2019.

Zimmerman was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season as well. The cow posted a pair of assists in the game, both on the power play. He also added three blocks in the effort.

Both Firriolo and Zimmerman had a role in the team's 5:00 penalty kill to help keep the Wildcats at bay.

No. 20 Army is set to take on No. 14 Providence tomorrow in the Fortress Invitational.

Hartman Headlines Stellar Finish at Midlands Championships
1/2/2020

Hartman Headlines Stellar Finish at Midlands ChampionshipsThe Army West Point wrestling team continues to show it belongs among the nation's best. As was true Monday at the Midlands Championships, where the Black Knights set individual and team bests at one of the most premiere college wrestling tournaments in the country.

"This is a team that continues to raise the standard and expectations of what Army West Point wrestling is capable of," said head coach Kevin Ward. "Our highest team finish, most placers ever, and highest individual placer. All of that shows that these guys believe in themselves and believe in each other. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar."

Army placed six wrestlers on the podium over the two days of competition, doubling the previous academy record set last year of three. The Black Knights also finished seventh in the team standings out of 35 teams. Their 78.5 total points topped last years previous high of 68 points. Iowa took the overall team title this year with 196.5 points.

Yearling Markus Hartman led the way competing at 157 pounds. The Barrington, Ill native, having already scored upsets over the No.1 and No. 6 seeds on day one, began Monday with a thrilling 9-8 decision win over the No. 4 seeded Anthony Artalona of Penn in the semifinal. That set up a final versus the two seeded Kaleb Young of Iowa. Hartman hung toe-to-toe with one of the top collegiate wrestlers in the country, but came up just short in sudden victory, dropping a 5-3 decision. Read more.

CPT Bazemore Leads Financial Readiness Training
1/2/2020

CPT Bazemore Leads Financial Readiness TrainingCaptain Tom Bazemore led financial readiness training with Soldiers at West Point's Keller Army Community Hospital. He discussed principles of personal finance and introduced Soldiers to the Blended Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan. SOSH faculty members regularly use their expertise to contribute outside the classroom, and Tom helped this group embrace the importance of personal finance as part of readiness.

Army Hockey Ranks 20th in USCHO.com Poll
1/2/2020

Army Hockey Ranks 20th in USCHO.com PollThe Army West Point Hockey team is ranked 20th in this week's USCHO.com National Coaches Poll.

The Black Knights boast a 13-5-1 record in the first half of the year and are one of five teams to have at least 13 wins in 2019. The team's .711 winning percentage ranks eighth in the country.

Army received 55 votes in this week's national poll after a Sunday night victory over New Hampshire by a score of 5-4. The Cadets are 3-0 against non-league opponents this season with wins over the Wildcats, UConn (2-1) and Union (3-2).

The Black Knights rank fourth nationally on the penalty kill with a .919 efficiency. Army continues its non-conference slate at the Fortress Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Army takes on No. 14 Providence Friday at 5 p.m. PT. On Saturday, Army will either face No. 2 Cornell or No. 6 Ohio State. 

Hall Tabbed Patriot League Rookie of the Week
1/2/2020

Hall Tabbed Patriot League Rookie of the WeekKamryn Hall of the Army Women's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

This marks the second time that Hall has taken home the rookie of the week honor, as she also earned the distinction on Nov. 25. Additionally, this is the fifth time that the award has been given to a member of the Black Knights this season.

Hall finished with 14 points in Sunday's game against Bryant, just one shy of her career high. She shot 5-of-13 from the field and connected on a pair of 3-pointers. She also dished out four assists, which tied her career high, and corralled eight rebounds in the win.

Army had five members reach double-digit scoring in its, 81-75, win over Bryant. It marked the first time since Dec. 7, 2012 that Army had accomplished the feat when it did so against Rider.

The Black Knights open league play on Thursday, as they welcome Bucknell to Christl Arena. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Women's Basketball Closes Non-Conference Play with a Win
1/2/2020

Women's Basketball Closes Non-Conference Play with a WinFor the first time in over seven years, the Army Women's Basketball team had five different members reach double-digit scoring. The Cadets topped Bryant, 81-75, in their final non-conference bout of the season Sunday afternoon at Christl Arena.

Lindsey Scamman led the way with 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Sarah Bohn contributed a career-high 15 points, all on 3-pointers. The Broadview Heights, Ohio, native was a perfect 5-of-5 from beyond-the-arc. Alisa Fallon (16 points), Kamryn Hall (14) and Hope Brown (10) were the other members that reached double-digits.

The Black Knights shot an impressive 58.3 percent (28-of-48) from the field and 55 percent (11-of-20) from 3-point range.

Bryant had a trio of double-digit scorers led by Masey Zegarowski, who finished with 17 points, while Taty LaFrance Boyce and Sydney Holloway each registered 12 points. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 43.5 percent from the floor. Read more.

Corbin Leadership Forum Lean in Lunch
1/2/2020

The Corbin Leadership Forum conducted its second Lean in Lunch of the year recently. The topic was “Making Stress your Friend.” One of the main lessons learned was that the body’s response to stress stimulates chemicals that cause people to seek out others when they are experiencing stress.

Cadet facilitators used this as an example of how inclusivity and empathy with others can help reduces stress within themselves and their friends. The more inclusive people are with others, the better they can reduce stress. Cadets and Faculty also did a coloring exercise which may help reduce stress as well.

Overall, it was an outstanding event for members.

 

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