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Debate-Model UN at UCBMUN
3/20/2019

Nine cadets from USMA Model United Nations team traveled to San Francisco, CA to participate in University of California Berkeley Model UN Conference (UCBMUN), hosted by UC Berkeley. UCBMUN presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs. Schools in attendance included University of Chicago, Florida International University, UCLA, and Claremont McKenna, among many others.

Cadets participated in several interesting debate topics including but not limited to the recognition of genocide in the UN Security Council, civil administration of 1960s Indonesia in the Ad-Hoc Committee, and representation of women of color in social movements in the NAACP, among many others. Cadets had the unique opportunity to hear from Herb Behrstock, a UN Administrator with 35 years of experiences as an international civil servant, who discussed his role in multi-lateral China-Russia-North Korea negotiations.

Additionally, CDTs Govern and Mccurry visited Ken Hicks ‘74, former CEO for Foot Locker and Payless Shoes and donor for the Model UN team, who imparted career advice and wisdom to the visiting cadets. The conference ended with multiple individual awards given to cadets, with the entire team performing well and displaying exceptional speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving with over 300 other students from domestic and international universities. The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: CDT John Lorenz ’20, Amanda Mcdonough ’22 and Katie McCurry '19.

Collins Added to Football Staff
3/20/2019

Head coach Jeff Monken announced the hiring of coaching veteran Jim Collins as Army West Point's new Director of Player Personnel. Collins arrives at West Point after 11 years at the helm of Saginaw Valley State. Collins will head the player personnel department and contribute to all recruiting efforts. In 11 seasons, Collins led SVSU to the NCAA Division II playoffs on three different occasions in 2009, 2011, and 2013. His program won a share of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Championship in both his 2011 and 2012 seasons, as well as claiming the North outright in 2013.

In his tenure at SVSU, Collins coached an All-American at the linebacker position, at the receiver position, and at the safety position, while also helping three to Academic All-American praise. In addition, Collins tutored the GLIAC Player of the Year, the two-time GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year, two Defensive Back of the Year and GLIAC Freshman of the Year. Collins has also had over 100 of his athletes attain status on the All-Academic team. Read more.

Cyber Beats Navy & Everyone Else at Net Wars
3/19/2019

Cyber Beats Navy & Everyone Else at Net Wars The West Point Cyber Team A (aka bitsforeveryone) beat Navy and all other teams during the Net Wars competition at SANS St Louis. Congratulations!

Chalifoux Added as NCAA Qualifier for Army
3/19/2019

CDT Trey Chalifoux '20125-pounder Trey Chalifoux '20 of the Army West Point Wrestling Team has been added to the field of the NCAA Championships as an alternate, the association announced late Monday afternoon. Chalifoux becomes the seventh Cadet to qualify for nationals this season, joining firstie Rocco Caywood (197 lbs.), cows Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), Cael McCormick (165 lbs.), Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) and Noah Stewart (184 lbs.) and plebe Corey Shie (141 lbs.). This marks just the third time in program history there will be at least seven Black Knights and first since 1987. The only other time was when Army sent a program-record eight wrestlers to the national tournament in 1968. The Nashville, Tenn., native owns a 19-13 record on the season, including a personal-best 6-2 mark in duals. He has scored four bonus point victories with one fall, one technical fall and two major decisions. Chalifoux recently placed sixth at the EIWA Championships on March 8-9, reaching the podium for the third consecutive season. The Black Knights will compete in the NCAA Championships at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh from Thursday to Saturday. Read more.

Barretto, Silva Headline Patriot League Weekly Awards
3/19/2019

CDTs AJ Barretto '19 and Miles Silva '20AJ Barretto and Miles Silva of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team were awarded Patriot League weekly honors, announced by the league on Monday. Barretto earns his second Goalie of the Week honor of the season, while Silva was named Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Firstie goalie Barretto continues to raise the bar in net for the Black Knights. After facing 62 shots in two games, he allowed just 11 goals to boast an incredible 5.81 goals against average this week. He set a new career-high in saves against Holy Cross with 19 to increase his week total to 27.

Barretto started the game against the Crusaders with 11 saves to ensure the senior's .711 save percentage. The Darlington, Md., native recorded nine ground balls in Army's 2-0 week. Barretto's five versus Holy Cross tied his career-high as well. Barretto's .617 save percentage for the season ranks his second nationally and his 7.95 goals against average is third in the country. Currently, he backs the country's third-best scoring defense at 8.00. Silva had a career week for the Cadets and was the point leader in both contests. The junior attacker scored a career-high eight goals in the team's 15-6 victory over Binghamton, accounting for 53.3% of Army's offensive production. Read more.

Corbin Forum Cadets Keeping Busy
3/19/2019

Corbin Forum Cadets Keeping BusyCDT Lauren Liebow went to a writing workshop and made networking connections with some screenwriters and literary critics. CDT Robert Norwood made networking connections with a film-maker who offered to stay in touch on advice for using film media to raise awareness on important issues. The Cadets attended special screenings of films on topics ranging from ISIS in Iraq to cyber bullying to corruption in South Africa, and the Jane Collective from the 1970s. Cadets were invited to a youth brunch and had discussions with other college students from Barnard, Ithaca, and Notre Dame.

Novice Crew at the Indoor Rowing Championships
3/19/2019

Novice Crew at the Indoor Rowing ChampionshipsSeven members of the novice crew team competed in Boston, MA recently in the C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships. They all pulled personal records. Coach Kiesling placed second in her category. CDT Kirsten O'Keefe placed fourth in the women's category against numerous professional and world class rowers with a time of 7:35.0.

Marathon at the Silvermine 25K in Norwalk
3/19/2019

Marathon at the Silvermine 25K in NorwalkThe Marathon Team laced up again to compete in the next installment of the Boston Buildup Series: The Silvermine 25K. The cadets enjoyed relatively warm conditions in Norwalk, CT. Second Class Cadet Murray Johnston finished 2nd Overall. Fourth Class Cadet Emily Dinallo was the first female finisher from the team. The team is continuing to increase their training volume and intensity in preparation for the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA) Half marathon Championships at University of Miami, OH on April 14.

Cadet Bibliophilic Trip to NYC
3/19/2019

Cadet Bibliophilic Trip to NYCRecently cadets from several West Point majors joined Colonel Dave Harper on a bibliophilic trip to New York City. Cadets set type and printed a broadside at the Center for Book Arts, talked to world-renowned experts and found treasures at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, and joined Columbia University students and members for a very bookish dinner at the Grolier Club.

Ward Named Finalist for NWCA Coach of the Year
3/19/2019

Ward Named Finalist for NWCA Coach of the YearArmy West Point Head Wrestling Coach Kevin Ward has been named a finalist for the Division I National Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) presented by Defense Soap.

Ward is in his fifth season at West Point and has guided the Black Knights to an 8-3 record in 2018-19, including a 7-1 mark against EIWA opponents. Army captured the EIWA dual crown following its 22-10 victory over service-academy rival Navy on February 23 before posting a fourth-place finish at the conference tournament. The Cadets were the only team to place all 10 of their wrestlers and achieved this impressive feat for just the second time in program history. They also eclipsed the 100-point plateau for just the third time in program history by nearly doubling the team's total score from a year ago. Read more.

Cadet Q&A Session with Over 200 Students
3/18/2019

Cadet Q&A Session with Over 200 StudentsArmy West Point Football players Jabari Laws, Arik Smith, Kemonte Yow all from the Class of 2022, and Jonathan King '21, participated in a Question and Answer session with over 200 elementary and middle school students from the Newburgh school district recently before the showing of the Illusionist at Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point.

Men's Volleyball Wins North Div Championship
3/18/2019

The Men’s Volleyball Team won the north division championship. During pool play they went 2-1. They beat SUNY Cortland and Cornell but lost to Buffalo in two games. Following pool play they entered into a single elimination tournament as the number three seed. The team beat the sixth seed, Binghamton, in the first round in two games. They then beat Syracuse, the number two seed, in the semifinals in two games to the championship game, losing the first game of the championship match to Buffalo, but then winning the match in three games. The team will represent the north division at the conference championships in April.

Solid All-Around Effort Lifts Baseball to 11-2 Victory
3/18/2019

CDT John McKenna '21The Army West Point Baseball Team took Game 2 of its weekend series with Ohio here Saturday afternoon after defeating the Bobcats 11-2. The Cadets scored nine of their 11 runs with two outs and registered their second-most runs batted in this season with 11. Army jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never really looked back. The only blemish on the day came in the bottom of the fourth inning when the Bobcats tallied two runs on two hits to pull within 6-2. The Black Knights responded with five unanswered runs to ultimately put the game away. Four cadet-athletes earned multiple hits in the game in John McKenna, Andre Walden, Jeremiah Adams, and Tim Simoes.

Accounting for a game-high four runs was McKenna, while Simoes touched home plate twice. Walden led all players with four RBI, three of those coming from one swing of the bat. The yearling handed the Cadets a 5-0 advantage in the third inning after he drilled his second long ball of the year. Army's two-man pitching staff of starter Sam Messina and reliever Anthony LoRicco helped Army's cause as well. Messina gave up just four hits, two runs and two walks in 6.0 innings of work. The Phoenix, Ariz., native also posted a season-best eight strikeouts. LoRicco then came in to close out the final 3.0 innings. The rookie registered his first career clean sheet as he did now allow a runner to get on base during his time on the hill. He added two strikeouts to Army's final total as well. Read more.

Army Gymnastics Take Down Tribe and Pride
3/18/2019

Army Gymnastics 2019The Army West Point Gymnastics Team excelled in Saturday's tri-meet against William & Mary and Springfield. The Black Knights took away the most points on the day (394.000) to take down William & Mary (391.950) and Springfield (375.250). For the third week in a row, Mathew Davis won the all-around with a 79.750 and Cole Casanova was second at 79.150. The Cadets won the pommel horse (63.550), still rings (65.500) and parallel bars (64.300). The Black Knights improved from last week on the parallel bars, still rings and floor exercise (67.850). Davis championed the floor exercise (14.100), while Casanova ranked first on parallel bars (13.500). Erik Del Cid led all competitors with a 14.350 on vault. Del Cid matched his career-high mark on the vault today. He also set a career-high on floor exercise in the meet after turning out a 14.000 to place second. Kiernan Reagan's 13.250 on parallel bars surpassed his career-high. He was the runner-up. Read more.

Barretto Backs Men's Lacrosse in Win over Crusaders
3/18/2019

CDT AJ Barretto '19Backed by firstie goalie AJ Barretto's career-high 19 saves, the 18th-ranked Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team topped Holy Cross 7-6 on the road Saturday. Miles Silva and Nate Jones both had hat tricks in today's victory. Jones finished with four points. The Army defense caused 10 turnovers and were led by Jones in the effort with two of his own on the ride. Through a heavy defensive battle, the Black Knights came out on top of the Crusaders 7-6. The first goal of the game wasn't scored until 10 minutes in. Brendan Nichtern went to pass the ball into the middle of the zone, but it deflected off a Crusaders' stick and bounced into net. Silva brought the score to 2-0 in favor of Army with 1:23 on the clock after he picked up a ground ball in front of the cage and scored on Jonathan Tesoro. To start off the second quarter, the Black Knights struck again to pad their lead at 3-0. Matt Manown drove towards the goal and dished the ball over to Alex Alacqua on the left side. Without taking a cradle or even touching his feet to the ground, Alacqua moved the ball to Jones who went bar down in the scoring play. Holy Cross netted its first of the contest with 7:04 on the clock in the second frame. Before the goal, Barretto made 11-straight saves. The Black Knights closed out the quarter with another Silva ground ball and goal with 1:21 to go in the half. It was all about the Crusaders to start the next half with four consecutive goals in the third quarter to charge ahead 5-4. Silva ended the run with a behind-the-back score with an impossible angle off a pass from Jones. Jones netted the next two for the Black Knights for unassisted scores. Read more.

West Point Leadership, Ethics, Diversity and STEM Workshop
3/18/2019

West Point Leadership, Ethics, Diversity and STEM WorkshopThe U.S. Military Academy is the preeminent leadership development institution in the world and its mission of developing the next generation of leaders doesn't start and finish at the gates of the academy. Through its office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, West Point hosts Leadership, Ethics, Diversity and STEM workshops throughout the country to teach leadership, ethics and morality to students and educators in underserved areas.

The office hosted its fourth annual LEADS event at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. The daylong event brought together JROTC cadets from throughout the Jackson Public School System and surrounding areas to learn about what it means to be a leader. There were STEM demonstrations where students could try out virtual reality headsets and participate in small experiments. Read more.

Men's T&F Shows Depth at Spring Break Invitational
3/18/2019

CDT Jeff Giannettino '19The Army West Point Men's Track and Field Team showed its strength in a quality showing at the UC Irvine Spring Break Collegiate Invitational on Saturday. The Black Knights combined for seven victories and 20 top-three finishes, topping the team leaderboard by over 100 points with a score of 248. "This has been a great week for us. The weather has been ideal and we were able to get a lot of good work in. The meets are really secondary to the training. Having said that, I am really pleased with how things went for us. Our men picked up right were they left off indoors. Our throws group continues to put up good marks. The shot, discus and hammer were strong events for us with big improvements across the board. We didn't win any of those events, but we were competing to win and our young guys are getting better and better. In those events, repetition is important and we got a lot of reps this weekend. That will pay off down the road. On the track, we won quite a few events today and we put up some really competitive times. Justin Young impressed me. His hurdle race was not very clean, so that 14.08 is a great opener and there is a lot of room for improvement. Kedrin Jefferson also looked very strong in the 200. He is going to run very fast this spring. As a whole, the team competed very well after a demanding week of work. We can now get ourselves back into the rhythm of school and look ahead to the Penn challenge next weekend." said Head Coach Mike Smith. Read more.

Pistol Wins Match Over MIT
3/18/2019

The Pistol Team hosted MIT for an intercollegiate pistol match recently. Army won the overall match with a 3-event aggregate score of 6304 to MIT's 6077. MIT won the Air Pistol event with a score of 2154 to Army's 2150. Army put the B Team on the scoring team hoping they would rise to the challenge, but they narrowly lost. Army won the Free Pistol event with a score of 2014 to MIT's 1842. Army also won the Standard Pistol event with a team score of 2140 to MIT's 2081.

Women's Swim & Dive Caps Season at CSCAA National
3/18/2019

CDT Serica Hallstead '20The Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team closed out it's 2018-19 season at the CSCAA National Invite in 22nd with 96 points. Meaghan McGovern finished 11th in the 1650 free with a time of 16:51.06. In the 100 IM, Isabelle Malinowski came in 11th after touching the wall at 57.75. Serica Hallstead recorded a score of 220.20 on the 1-meter, which was good for 14th. She then took 17th with a score of 227.40 on the 3-meter. "It was a great way to finish a very successful season with a strong showing at the national invite," head coach Mickey Wender said. "It was a great experience and a building block for our young ambitious team."

Women's Track and Field Contends at UC Irvine
3/18/2019

Women's Track and Field Contends At UC IrvineThe Army West Point Women's Track and Field Team showed several strong performances in a good team effort at the UC Irvine Spring Break Collegiate Invitational. Army placed second with 183 team points, finishing just two points behind first place finishing Utah State. The Black Knights totaled five event victories, four of which came on the track. This has been a great week for us. The weather has been ideal and we were able to get a lot of good work in. The meets are really secondary to the training. Having said that, I am really pleased with how things went for us. We had some really impressive performances today. Our captains led us in a number of events. Calli McMullen is getting better and better. Her 200 today, while not a win, was a really good opening race. She has looked good all week in training and is handling a large workload. That will pay off later in the Spring. Lynne Mooradian was a little rusty in the 400mh, but still managed to win it and is also handling a lot of work. We ask a lot of her and she always gets the job done. Abby Halbrook had a light racing schedule after a loaded week of training and managed to put up a really strong 800m race. She is a good racer and that showed today in an event that is a little out of her comfort zone." said Head Coach Mike Smith. Read more.

GEN Sir Carleton-Smith Visits West Point
3/18/2019

GEN Sir Carleton-Smith Visits West PointGeneral Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff, British Army, visited The United States Military Academy at West Point and spoke to the Class of 2020 during the 73rd annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture Series recently.

Photo: Courtesy of Mike Lopez

Hockey Bounces Back, Forces Game Three with AIC
3/18/2019

Hockey Bounces Back, Forces Game Three with AICThe Army West Point hockey team bounced back on Saturday night to continue on in the 2018-19 season with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded American International. The Yellow Jackets scored the first of the night, but the senior class led the Black Knights' comeback with the pair of goals. Trevor Fidler scored the equalizer with 2:23 to go in the second period on the power play before Dalton MacAfee, assisted by Taylor Maruya and Tipper Higgins, netted the game-winner 7:50 into the final frame. Matt Penta had an outstanding performance in net with 21 saves and just one goal allowed.

Army's firstie class led the way with four points tonight. For the second time this season, MacAfee scored the game-winning goal. It was the third of the senior captain's career. MacAfee continues to lead the Black Knights in points. The Needham, Mass., native has nine scores this season and 34 points. In his career, MacAfee has 16 tallies and 71 points. Fidler scored a goal for the second time in three games for Army. He garnered goal number six of the year and his 13th point. Fidler increased his career goal total to 26 and his points to 56. His goal was also on the power play to mark his third power play of the year and ninth of his career. Maruya dished out his fifth assist of the year and notched point nine. He continues his career on and has 23 helpers and 36 points. Higgins now has five assists in 2018-19 and nine points. Read more.

Softball Caps Spring Break Against Columbia, La Salle
3/18/2019

CDT Taylor Drayton '21The Army West Point Softball Team closed out its annual Spring Break trip to Florida by earning a split against Columbia and La Salle at the USF Michelle Smith Pediatric Cancer Spring Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Saturday. The Black Knights topped the Lions, 9-7, before dropping a hard-fought 3-1 battle versus the Explorers. Army moved to 10-16, while the Lions dropped to 4-9 and the Explorers improved to 5-9. Firstie Ashley Yoo paced the team offensively by going a combined 4-for-5 on the afternoon with two RBI. Yearling catcher Ally Snelling added three hits from the early game, while plebe Bianca Gonzalez and second-year Taylor Drayton posted two hits on the day. Gonzalez legged out the squad's only triple of the day, while Snelling, Drayton and yearling Julia Wyatt each showcased their power by recording a double. Drayton matched Yoo as the only Cadets with multiple RBIs between the two games. It was a complete team effort in the circle today as firstie Renee Poirier, cow Macey Newbary, yearlings Madison Bryant and Drayton and plebe Jolie Duong all toed the rubber for Army. Drayton tossed a team-high 5.2 innings against La Salle, scattering five hits while striking out five. Read more.

Women's Swimming Climbs Standings in Cleveland
3/18/2019

CDT Rebecca Morel '21The Army West Point Women's Swimming Team leaped five spots in the standings at the CSCAA National Invitational on Friday night. The Black Knights currently sit in 24th, out of 44 competing schools, with 45 points. Army is 14 away from a Campbell squad that ranks 23rd. The Black Knights opened the day with a 19th-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Lauren Carag, Rebecca Morel, Isabelle Malinowski and Meaghan McGovern combined to post a time of 1:44.11. McGovern later scored for Army in the 200 free after recording a time of 1:51.07, which was good for 18th. In the 100 breast, Morel notched a 16th-place finish at 1:03.62. Carag highlighted the 100 back once she touched the wall at 54.67. Her time was good a fifth-place showing. "It was a good day for both our men and women," head coach Mickey Wender said. "Lauren Carag swam a courageous 100 back to lead for 85 yards. All in all, we saw a lot of improvement and we're looking forward to wrapping things up tomorrow."

Women's Swim & Dive Set Academy Record at National Meet
3/15/2019

CDT Isabelle Malinowski '21The Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team finished the opening day of the CSCAA National Invitational on Thursday with 15 points. The 15 points have the Black Knights sitting in 29th in a field of 42 schools. Lauren Carag highlighted the 50 back for the Black Knights by winning the B-Final. The freshman posted an Academy and plebe record of 25.16. Carag later swam the opening leg of the 400 medley squad that finished 19th. Rebecca Morel, Isabelle Malinowski and Meaghan McGovern joined Carag and finished at 3:47.29. "I'm very proud of our 15 swimmers who qualified and are competing at the national invitational in Cleveland," head coach Mickey Wender said. "It's been a great experience so far. Lauren Carag's school record in the 50 back was awesome. The best is yet to come." UP NEXT The Black Knights will resume competition tomorrow with the preliminaries beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the finals set for 6 p.m.

Drill Takes 2nd in Platoon Exhibition
3/15/2019

Drill Takes 2nd in Platoon ExhibitionNineteen members of the USMA Black Knights Drill Team competed against twenty-three schools from Army ROTC programs from across the United States, as well as the Naval and Air Force Academies in the 2019 College Drill Nationals at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. The team competed in six competitive categories and earned 3rd place overall and 2nd place in the Platoon Exhibition category.

Men's Swim & Dive Ranks Ninth at National Meet
3/15/2019

CDT James Bilbrey '21The Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving Team finished the opening day of the CSCAA National Invitational on Thursday with 156.5 points. The 156.5 points have the Black Knights sitting in ninth in a field of 24 schools. The relay squad of Nathan Hein, Hogan Harper, Kevin Lin and Evan Zhang opened the finals with a 10th-place finish in the 200 free relay. The foursome posted a time of 1:22.25. In the 50 fly, Hein took eighth at 22.42. Hein's finish came after James Bilbrey finished fourth in the B-Final at 22.39. Zhang scored for the Black Knights with a fifth-place showing in the 50 breast. Lawrence Quintana took fourth in the B-Final at 25.59. In the B-Final of the 500 free, Lin (4:32.13) and Jack Venker (4:32.51) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Harper rounded out the B-Final in the 50 back with a time of 23.69. The 200 IM was highlighted by Brian McKenrick's sixth-place finish at 1:46.33. Hein finished ninth in the 50 free with a time of 20.75. His performance came after Harper took sixth in the B-Final at 20.75. Army finished the opening day by placing fifth in the 400 medley relay. McKenrick, Zhang, James Bilbrey and Hein posted a time of 3:14.65. Read more.

Fencing Beats Navy
3/15/2019

Fencing Beats NavyThe West Point Fencing team competed at the NIWFA women’s championship and the MACFA men’s championship. The women’s team won best club team and the women’s epee team placed third. The team beat Navy. Women's Epee earned 3rd place and the entire team finished 5th overall. 19 teams participated most of which are Varsity D1 teams. Women's fencing foiled Navy again earning their 3rd star. The team won best sportsman award and CDT Sharpsten won recognition as a scholar/athlete. Great showing by the Men's Fencing Team. The epee team placed 12th out of 15, the foil team placed 11th and the saber team placed 8th. CDT Papa was selected to compete in the individual tournament, but was eliminated in the first round. The team was awarded the annual Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row.

Women's Team Handball Wins in Philly
3/15/2019

Women's Team Handball Wins in PhillyThe Army Women's Team Handball traveled to the Philadelphia where a new women's handball team is forming. The PA Team Handball club hosted their first ever match when they invited 10 members of Army West Point's women's team handball to compete with them. As the teams were preparing the court, several members like CDT Holland Pratt, '22 used the time to focus and get their mind set for the game. Both teams worked on their fundamentals of flowing the ball around the defense to create openings and then attacking those openings. They also worked on coordinating the defense to cover the attackers. Several players worked on making successful attacking drives like CDT Maggie Weir, '22. West Point won the tightly contested match 23 to 18. After the match the team was privileged to have a guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey which fought in WW2, Korea, Vietnam and the Lebanon conflict.

MacAfee Receives AHA All-Conference Honors
3/15/2019

CDT Dalton MacAfee '19Firstie captain Dalton MacAfee of the Army West Point hockey team received Atlantic Hockey All-Conference honors, announced by the league on Tuesday. "Dalton has had an exceptional year on the ice for us, but what people don't realize are his leadership abilities," said head coach Brian Riley. "On the ice, he has been our most valuable player and played in every situation possible and, as a result, he logs big minutes every game. His leadership has enabled this team to have a high belief factor even during the toughest of times. He is very deserving of this recognition, and it's good to see that his ability is recognized by other coaches throughout the league."

MacAfee was named to the second team as he earned post season honors for the first time in his illustrious career at Army. Named a senior captain for the 2018-19 season, MacAfee was a leader for the Black Knights on and off the ice. The defenseman from Needham, Mass., topped the Black Knights with 25 assists and 38 points in the regular season. He rarely left the ice as he served on the top power play and penalty kill units. Of his 33 points, MacAfee posted a league-high 20 on the power play with 16 being assists. He has been the anchor of the nation's fifth-best power play with the team converting at 26.1-percent, scoring 37 times. The 37 power play goals ranked third-best in the country. Read more.

Pipes and Drums in The Highland Falls Parade & Celtic Day
3/15/2019

Pipes and Drums in The Highland Falls Parade & Celtic DayPipes and Drums Cadets participated in the Highland Falls St Patrick's Day parade, marching from MyTown Mart down Main Street to Thayer Gate. They paused at several locations along the route to playing different songs.

They also visited Greenwood Lake in support of Celtic Day at the American Legion. Cadets interacted with the community and veterans, including a WWII veteran who ate lunch with several of the upperclass cadets. The band performed twice and cadets took several opportunities to speak with grade school students about the Academy and the Army.

Army Baseball Sweeps Stephen F. Austin
3/14/2019

CDT Tim Simoes '21The Army West Point baseball team defeated Stephen F. Austin here Wednesday night, 8-5, to sweep the midweek series. Army shifted to .500 (7-7) on the year after the win and have now registered at least seven runs in six of its seven victories this year. The Black Knights jumped in front early 4-0 but saw their host rally back to knot the score in the sixth inning. Fortunately for the Cadets they used a big seventh inning to ultimately put the game away. Anthony Giachin finished the night 3-for-5 with a run batted in and three runs scored. Andre Walden and Tim Simoes chipped in two hits each, while both also added multiple RBIs. Walden brought home three runs and Simoes reeled in two. Army received solid pitching in the game, beginning with starter Logan Smith. The cow allowed just three hits and three runs (two earned) in 5.0 innings on the mound. Harry Flannery then came in for relief and closed out the final 4.0 innings. The Garrett Park, Md., native gave up four hits and two runs (one earned) in his first win of the year. Read more.

Davis Tabbed ECAC Gymnast of the Week
3/14/2019

CDT Mathew Davis '22Plebe all-arounder Mathew Davis was tabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week after his career-high day against Springfield. The Frisco, Texas, native won the meet with a new personal standard of 81.100. He championed the floor exercise (14.150) and still rings (13.750).

On vault, Davis captured career-high marks of 14.250. He was third on parallel bars (13.600) to lead Army gymnasts, while ranking third again on high bar at 13.150. The Black Knights compete at William & Mary this Saturday with in a tri-meet. Springfield will also be in attendance for the 1 p.m. meet. Read more.

Softball Tops Butler in Midweek Tilt
3/14/2019

CDT Taylor Livingston '21The Army West Point softball team rebounded with an 8-3 victory over Butler at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Wednesday. The Black Knights improved to 8-14 on the season, while the Bulldogs dropped to 8-12. Four Black Knights recorded multiple hits in the game, led by Bianca Gonzalez's three-hit effort. Taylor Drayton, Emily Ballesteros and Taylor Livingston also added two hits each. Ballesteros scored a team-high two runs, while Livingston drove in two. Army collected the victory with a balanced offense, with seven players scoring a run and driving one in. In the circle, Macey Newbary, Jolie Duong and Renee Poirier stymied the Butler offense, scattering six hits in the afternoon. Newbary tossed the first three innings before Duong entered. The rookie from Houston, Texas allowed just one hit in 2.0 innings of work while fanning a pair of Bulldogs. Poirier returned to form to shut the door through the final two innings, giving up just one hit as well. Butler captured an early lead for the second day in-a-row with a two-spot in the bottom of the first. Gonzalez provided a response for the Black Knights the following inning when she cut the lead in half with an RBI single that plated Ballesteros. Read more.

Climbing at the Collegiate Climbing Competition
3/14/2019

Climbing at the Collegiate Climbing CompetitionTwelve members of the competitive climbing team competed at the Indoor collegiate climbing competition, in the disciplines of sport, bouldering, and speed, at Gravity Vault in Hoboken, NJ CDT Elizabeth Bradley '22 earned 2nd Place in Female Bouldering. CDT Jessica Reimchen and CDT Matthew Bassette earned 8th place in Female and Male Speed Climbing respectively. CDT Keegan Fitzpatrick and CDT Christopher Dean earned 8th and 9th place in the discipline of Sport Climbing.

Men's Team Handball Fights Hard to Championships
3/14/2019

Men's Team Handball Fights Hard to ChampionshipsThe Army West Point Handball Team traveled without their firsties due to 100th night. The firsties are starters at 6/7 of the positions. So, to compensate for the loss they combined both the "JV" and "Varsity" teams and CPT Walsh as a stand-in OIC and substitute player. This was the first tournament playing with this combined team. They played the UVA's Alumni Team, Long Island Tigers, one of North Carolina's Alumni Teams, and NYACK day one, ending the day 3-1, only losing to NYACK by 6. This allowed the team into the semifinals as the 3rd ranked team, winning the first playoff game against another one of North Carolina's alumni teams but, being defeated in the championship by NYACK. Kendrick Thomas was the high goal scorer.

Cadet Travels to Bosnia for Academic Development
3/14/2019

Cadet Travels to Bosnia for Academic DevelopmentCadet Caneel Dixon ’20, had the opportunity to work in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer as part of her Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD). “I learned how to educate and lead people whose ages ranged from 4 to 40. Every day I would teach four English classes at various levels. All of my students, regardless of age, were extremely excited and ready to learn. For almost everyone I taught, this was their first chance to speak with a native English speaker and learn about the United States from a U.S. citizen instead of in the news. Additionally, I was able to travel on the weekends to see natural wonders across Bosnia. It is truly a beautiful country and I am so grateful for this experience to broaden my perspective and appreciate another culture,” Dixon said of her experience abroad.

USMA’s Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program is a key component of the Margin of Excellence, which is made possible through the generous donations of graduates, parents and friends of West Point. Cadets spend two to four weeks, primarily during the summer academic break, conducting academically enriching studies, service, research, and cultural immersions. In the summer of 2018, approximately 450 cadets traveled internationally, and more than 650 traveled domestically.
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Powerlifting at the USPA National Powerlifting Competition
3/13/2019

Powerlifting at the USPA National Powerlifting CompetitionArmy Powerlifting competed in the USPA Collegiate National Powerlifting Competition, held at Ohio University. Army’s male team won its first team USPA Collegiate National Championship. In addition to numerous state and national records, APL’s Brendan Brown (83kg) and Elaine Haggard (60kg) became individual national champions, placing 1st in their weight classes. Brendan Brown, Brian Degori, and Jonathan Linden set new junior world records in the squat, bench, and deadlift.

Army Rifle Ranked Sixth in Postseason Poll
3/13/2019

Army Rifle Ranked Sixth in Postseason PollThe Army West Point Rifle Team was ranked sixth in the final College Rifle Coaches Association Poll.

The designation comes after the Black Knights placed sixth at the 2019 NCAA Rifle Championship in Morgantown, W.V., this past weekend. It is the highest ranking for the team this season.

The Cadets saw consistent improvement over the course of the season after being ranked 12th in the preseason CRCA poll. 

Krueger Collects AWPAA Athlete of the Week Honors
3/13/2019

CDT Mason Krueger '21Due to his outstanding performance against Mercyhurst in the First Round of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament Playoffs, Mason Krueger of the hockey team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. The Bettendorf, Iowa, native posted four critical points in the team's pair of victories including an assist on Friday night, and two goals and a helper on Saturday. For the second time in three games, Krueger scored two goals. His pair of scores came within a three-minute span which helped lift the Black Knights past the Lakers and to clinch the series.

Krueger's three points on Saturday was a career-high and his two goals tied his career-best. The Black Knights went 4-0 against Mercyhurst on the road this past season after only winning one game prior to the 2018-19 season. The Cadets continue on to the Atlantic Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals with a best-of-three series at top-seeded AIC Friday through Sunday. Read more.

Lewis Named to Academic All-Patriot League Team
3/13/2019

CDT Jess Lewis '19Firstie Women's Basketball Captain Jess Lewis was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team for her tireless work on and off the court. Lewis was one of five members of the team and she earned the honor for the first time in her career. Voting for the Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Academic All-Patriot League team is conducted by the League's women's basketball sports information directors. She has a 3.83 grade point average as a Life Sciences major at West Point and also contributes to the Academy in many ways. She is the Brigade Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Officer at West Point as well as the Patriot League SAAC Officer. She was named to the Dean's List every semester as a cadet and has been named a distinguished cadet as well. Lewis will attend medical school following graduation with aspirations of becoming a doctor. Read more.

Model United Nations Forum at HNMUN
3/13/2019

Ten cadets of USMA Model United Nations team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN) hosted by Harvard University. HNMUN presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the United States Army and the Academy in a professional and positive way to an international student audience with many universities in attendance.

Through participation in this conference, the cadets in attendance had the unique opportunity to build relationships with the United States' future civilian leadership, as well as those from foreign schools in attendance, through participation through the debate sessions and social events hosted by the conference. The conference ended with multiple individual awards given to cadets, with the entire team performing well and displaying exceptional speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving with over 1,600 other students from domestic and international universities. The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: John Lorenz '20, Katarina Christianson '21, Benjamin Snyder '21 and William Hogan '22. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: Joseph Kyburz '20,  Jacob Bozlee '21, Hunter Hill '20, Joseph Moore, Wesley Swain '20 and Maxwell McVicar '20.

Caywood, Shie Earn At-Large Bids to NCAAs
3/13/2019

CDTs Rocco Caywood '19 and Corey Shie '22Rookie 141-pounder Corey Shie and firstie 197-pounder Rocco Caywood of the Army West Point Wrestling Team earned at-large bids to the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon. The Black Knights now have six wrestlers in the national tournament, along with cows Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), Cael McCormick (165 lbs.), Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) and Noah Stewart (184 lbs.). This is the most NCAA qualifiers for Army since the 2008 season. Shie became the first plebe Cadet to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Bryce Barnes in 2013 after finishing fourth place at the conference tournament.

The Fairfield, Ohio, native owns a 26-14 record in his first collegiate season, including a team-best 16 bonus point wins on seven falls, two technical falls and seven major decisions. Caywood qualified for the second straight year after collecting an at-large bid last season. The Toledo, Ohio, native went 1-2 last season at NCAAs and currently sports a record of 25-6 following his seventh-place finish at the EIWA Championships. Shie, Weiland, McCormick, Harvey, Stewart and Caywood will compete at the NCAA Championships at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh from March 21-23. Read more.

Army Baseball Victorious Over Stephen F. Austin in Extras
3/13/2019

CDT Mike Gagliardi '19The Army West Point Baseball Team got back in the win column after taking down Stephen F. Austin, 5-4, here Tuesday night in extra innings. A Blake Ledoux RBI-walk in the top of the 12th proved to be the deciding factor as Army registered its sixth win of the year. The Black Knights loaded the bases with one out following a single and two walks. Ledoux then stepped into the batters box to earn the Cadets' third-straight walk, breaking the 4-4 deadlock. Cam Opp closed out the game in the bottom half of the 12th for his second win of the year on the mound. Opp finished his night giving up a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings. Anthony Giachin, Trey Martin, and Jeremiah Adams led Army with two hits each. Ledoux finished with a team-high two RBI, while five different Black Knights' recorded a run in the game. Martin and Drake Titus both registered a double for their fifth and first of the year, respectively. Martin also converted on a sacrifice bunt. Jacob Hurtubise and Titus each earned a stolen base. Mike Gagliardi pitched the first four innings, giving up four hits and three runs. Anthony LoRicco and Ray Bartoli joined Opp in coming in for relief. LoRicco allowed four hits and one run in 4.0 innings of work, while Bartoli pitched 2.2 innings giving up a hit and a walk. Army allowed three extra base hits during the game, including the game-tying home run in the seventh inning. The Black Knights' four-man pitching staff compiled nine strikeouts, while SFA registered 11 throughout its nine pitchers used. Read more

Silva’s Career Day Lifts Army Past Binghamton
3/13/2019

CDT Miles Silva '20Led by attacker Miles Silva's career-high eight goals, the No. 18 Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team topped Binghamton on the road, 15-6. Silva scored six goals in a row for the Black Knights including a natural hat trick. Nate Jones contributed a goal and four assists to also post a career-high in points with five. Brendan Nichtern tied his career-high four helpers in the game. AJ Barretto led the team in ground balls with four and made eight saves in the victory. For the seventh-straight game, the Black Knights were the first to get on the board. Jeremy Angle recorded his first tally of the year 6:07 into the action. A minute later, Nicholas Garofano drove to the right side of the cage, pulling Nate Jones' defender off him for the easy dump and score. With 5:38 on the clock, Johnny Surdick caused a turnover in Army's defensive zone. Marcus Hudgins picked up the ground ball and set up a quick transition goal for James Pryor, the first of his career. To start off the second quarter, Angle netted another off the iso play. Matt Manown put the Black Knights ahead 5-0 after he split three Binghamton defenders. The Bearcats scored their first of the day with 11:04 on the clock, but 20 seconds later the Cadets forced a failed clear to set up a score. Silva initiated the caused turnover and Jones picked up the loose ball. He found Pryor in the middle of the zone and the rookie scored his second of the game. Read more.

Aviation Gets Some More Flying Time In
3/13/2019

Aviation Gets Some More Flying Time InCadets from the Flying Team had the opportunity to work on power-on landings at Newburgh Stewart Airport in preparation for next month's competition against Navy and Coast Guard. Galen Quiros and John Bass worked out precise power settings and turning points on the runway we should be key to use during the event. Van Moreau worked his landings as well, on a sunny day with a bit of a cross wind.

Parents Enjoy Plebe Parent Weekend
3/12/2019

Parents Enjoy Plebe Parent WeekendPlebe Parent Weekend was an opportunity for Class of 2022 Parents to tour a variety of buildings around West Point, meet staff, faculty, and TAC Teams, attend a parade and attend a formal banquet in the Cadet Mess. Nearly 700 parents attended WPAOG Plebe-Parent Breakfast, one of the many activities during Plebe-Parent Weekend. For the 9th year, the event brought together families for food and camaraderie, as well as the opportunity to connect with WPAOG staff to learn about the many services and resources WPAOG provides to cadets and their families during their time at West Point and beyond. Patrick Ortland '82, COO of WPAOG, spoke with families and emphasized the importance of keeping the Long Gray Line connected. Click to see more photos from this weekend.

Scott Tabbed League's Midfielder of the Week
3/12/2019

CDT Rilee Scott '20Cow Rilee Scott of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team was named the Patriot League Midfielder of the Week on Monday afternoon.

Scott helped Army improve to 7-0 on the year after recording her first hat trick of the season. Her three-goal performance helped the Black Knights best Virginia Commonwealth, 14-12, on Friday to give Army a perfect 5-0 mark at Michie Stadium this season during the non-league slate.

The Berwyn, Pa., native also added a career-high two assists and a pair of ground balls against the Rams. The five points was a career best for the cow who tallied her second multi-goal game of the season.

Women's Lacrosse Receives Votes in Inside Lacrosse Poll
3/12/2019

Women's Lacrosse Receives Votes in Inside Lacrosse PollThe Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team is receiving votes in the Inside Lacrosse weekly poll for the second straight week. The Black Knights are 7-0 on the year after coming off a 14-12 home win over Virginia Commonwealth on Friday. That win also helped Army finish a perfect 5-0 at Michie Stadium during the non-league slate.

The Cadets, who are the ninth-best scoring offense in the country, are currently just one of eight teams in Division I that are undefeated. Army also sits second in the nation in draw control percentage, while ranking inside the top-20 in scoring defense.

Equestrian Strong at IHSA Horseshow
3/12/2019

Equestrian Strong at IHSA HorseshowThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed strong at its first IHSA horseshow of second semester recently, hosted by the region's alumni riders. The team traveled to the Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. Not only were there five top three finishes in multiple categories of the competition, but two team members qualified for the regional finals later this season. Amanda Roper '19 won her walk-trot-canter class, pointing out into the Novice division and assuring her regional qualification. Victoria Kearns '22 also won her walk-trot class, which earned her enough points to qualify for regionals and the walk-trot-canter division next season. Additionally, Madyson Paul '21 earned second in her novice fences class, Karissa Stubblefield '22 earned third in her novice flat class, and Wyatt Flynn '22 earned third in his walk-trot class. The team is continuing to excel as its members prepare to finish the season strong.

Men's Lacrosse 18th in National Polls
3/12/2019

Men's Lacrosse 18th in National PollsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team maintained its status across the national polls this week. Army ranks 18th in both the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll.

Army boasts a 2-1 record against ranked opponents this season and are 1-0 versus teams in the top-10.

Ranked teams that are on Army's upcoming schedule include Loyola (No. 8/9), Colgate (No. 19) and several receiving votes. Navy, Boston U. and Navy all make the list from the Patriot League.

Snelling, Muffett Lead Softballs Charge Versus St. Francis
3/12/2019

CDT Megan Muffett '21The Army West Point Softball Team closed out the first leg of its Florida trip with a dominant 9-1 run rule victory over St. Francis (PA) on the final day of the USF Clearwater Parks and Recreation Showcase on Sunday. The Black Knights improved to 7-13 on the season, while the Red Flash dropped to 8-15. Megan Muffett and Ally Snelling led attack with a pair of two-hit efforts, including a home run for Muffett and a two-RBI double by Snelling. The duo added multiple RBI in the game with Muffett driving in a game-high four runs. Cow Macey Newbary provided a masterful performance in the circle, limiting St. Francis to just one run while scattering five hits over six innings of work. She walked one and struck out three batters.

The Missoula, Mont., native retired the side in order in three of the six innings. Army exploded for five runs in the third inning after producing its largest two-out rally of the season. After rookie Jolie Duong earned a one-out walk, she stole second with two outs. The Houston, Texas, native scored two batters later, taking advantage of a throwing error to tie the game. Emily Ballesteros walked in the next at-bat to load the bases for Snelling who belted a ground-rule double over the right field wall. Muffett followed with a screaming single up the middle to plate Ballesteros and Snelling to cap the five-run frame. Newbary came out the next inning and shut down SFU in order as part of a stretch where she retired nine-straight hitters. Read more.

Nunn Receives Second Team All-American Honors
3/12/2019

CDT Payne Nunn '19Army West Point Rifle fistie co-captain Payne Nunn has been named to the Second Team All American team in Air Rifle by the NRA and received honorable mention All-American honors from the CRCA. "I am incredibly proud of Payne," head coach Web Wright said. "This is a great honor." The Virginilina, Va., native had a strong final campaign for the Black Knights, helping guide a young group to its first NCAA Championship appearance since the 2013-14 season. "He arrived at West Point with little experience, but he had a lot of drive and work ethic." Wright said. "He was a walk-on who listened and took to heart what I told him and within a season, he was traveling with the team. By his yearling year, he made the conference finals. By his junior year, he qualified for NCAAs as an individual competitor. In his firstie year, he motivated the team to set multiple program records and a berth into the program's first NCAA Championship since 2014." Nunn set the Army program record in air rifle with a 597 score against North Carolina State earlier this season. Read more.

Pipes and Drums Takes Second Place
3/12/2019

Recently Pipes and Drums traveled to Celtic Hall in Albany where they played several hours with other bands and received some constructive criticism on both piping and drumming. They competed in the Grade Five Junior Band Competition and took second place.

Hockey Completes Sweep, Advances to Quarterfinals
3/12/2019

Hockey Completes Sweep, Advances to QuarterfinalsAfter scoring three goals in under three minutes, the Army West Point hockey team completed its sweep of Mercyhurst in the Atlantic Hockey First Round with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Lakers on Saturday. The Lakers tallied the first score of the night, but five unanswered by Army pushed the team past the higher-seeded opponent. Army went 5-0-1 against Mercyhurst this season. Heading into the year, the Black Knights had only won one contest at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. This season, the Cadets went 4-0 on the road. Mason Krueger and Brendan Soucie led the team with three points apiece. Mercyhurst scored the opening goal of the night 11:43 into the action on the man advantage. The Black Knights answered back exactly two minutes later with a power play goal of their own. Alex Wilkinson controlled a pass along the perimeter working the puck to Dalton MacAfee along the blue line. MacAfee fired a shot and Dominic Franco was waiting on the doorstep to jam the puck home for the score. The goal was scored 31 seconds into the power play. Read more.

Wrestling Finishes Fourth at EIWA Championships
3/12/2019

CDT Cael McCormick '20The 23rd-ranked Army West Point wrestling team finished the 115th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships with a fourth-place finish at Binghamton's Events Center on Saturday. The Black Knights earned 106.5 team points after placing in all 10 weight classes for just the second time in program history. It was the second-most points by an Army team at the EIWA Championships in program history behind the 1987 squad's 135.25 mark. Cow Cael McCormick was the lone finalist for Army and was one of four NCAA qualifiers. Joining McCormick were his classmates Lucas Weiland, Ben Harvey and Noah Stewart. Head coach Kevin Ward was named the EIWA Coach of the Year. Army earned a top-eight finish in all 10 weight classes for just the second time in program history and first since 1987. The Black Knights eclipsed the 100-point mark as a team for just the third time in program history and first since 1987. It was the second-highest point total in program history behind the EIWA Championship squad from 1987 who scored 135.25 points. Army earned a top-four finish for the third time in the last four years, the seventh such stretch in program history. It was the first time since 1989-92 that the Cadets put together a streak of three top-four finishes in four years. The Black Knights posted multiple pins at the tournament for the first time since 2014. McCormick earned runner-up honors in his first appearance at the EIWA Championships. He is the first finalist for Army since Russ Parsons in 2017 and the first at 165 pounds since Gale Stockdale in 1945. Read more.

Army Chess Beats Navy
3/8/2019

Army Chess Beats NavyThe chess team played in the Amateur Team East Open chess tournament recently. There were six matches over the course of the weekend with each lasting four to five hours, so each cadet got twenty-four hours of chess playing time. Army beat Navy 2-1-1 in the head to head competition.

NYC International Ball
3/8/2019

NYC International BallCadets got to enjoy the International Ball in New York City recently. Flawlessly executing their reception etiquette and having a once in a lifetime experience.

100th Night Make-Up Demonstration
3/8/2019

100th Night Make-Up DemonstrationFirstie Ladies came out for a girls beauty night with the Clinique Makeup artists. Color matching, make overs, and semi-formal makeup styles were demonstrated. Plus, wonderful comradery with goodie bags for all.

Army Boxing Getting it Done
3/8/2019

Boxing Hosts Crandal University-Canada and UCONNThe Army West Point Boxing team hosted Crandal University-Canada and UCONN boxers in six bouts. The men's team went a perfect 6-0 in those bouts. Winners at the event were: CDTs Michael Mathews, Will Naumann, Devan Greenfield, Brian Draper, Isaiah Queen, and John Koffman.

The 63rd Annual Brigade Boxing Open was held at Crest Hall. In attendance were the Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Mark Milley along with West Point Leadership. The event featured the top two boxers in 11 weight classes. The winners will represent the team in the regional com-petition at UCONN in this month. There were 3 women's bouts and 8 men's. The winners from the night were: CDTs Carlan Ivey, Calvin Hart, Menna Mohammed, Shane Ferry, Vonn Grant, John Koffman, Emma Begin, AJ Farrow, Elias Manning, Corrine Kurz and Joshua Lewis. The men's team went a perfect 6-0 in those bouts. Winners at the event were: CDTs Michael Mathews, Will Naumann, Devan Greenfield, Brian Draper, Isaiah Queen, and John Koffman.

The team also participated in a competition in Atlanta, Georgia ultimately winning the championship in three weight classes.

The French Forum Travels to Quebec City
3/8/2019

The French Forum Travels to Quebec CityDr. Julia Praud traveled to Quebec City with ten cadets from the French Forum recently. During the weekend, students used their French language skills while exploring this historic city, experiencing Quebecois culture and cuisine, and enjoying the Winter Carnival. Visiting the Hôtel de Glace and enjoying a cultural dinner at L'Echaudé with the group were highlights of the trip.

Alpine Skiing at the Atlantic Regionals
3/8/2019

Alpine Skiing at the Atlantic RegionalsThe Alpine Skiing Freestyle team competed in the Atlantic Regionals in Seven Springs PA. After a long and competitive season, the team finished in 5th place overall. The Alpine team continues to show that The United States Military Academy is going to be one of the top teams in the conference for years to come.

Glee Club Winter Training & Team-Building
3/8/2019

Glee Club Winter Training & Team-BuildingWest Point Glee Club conducted Winter Training & Team-Building at the HNA Palisades Conference Center. The cadets prepared new music for spring concerts at the Cadet Chapel March 22, in Jacksonville, FL April 12-13 and at the Graduation Concert May 22. Four of the new works were commissioned by the Glee Club from prominent composers. Sectional and full group practices, breakout sessions, and a Saturday evening dance party with Kazz Music Orchestra providing live music made for a productive weekend of work and camaraderie.

Brattan Tabbed AWPAA Athlete of the Week
3/7/2019

CDT Jackie Brattan '21Yearling Jackie Brattan of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

Brattan played a pivotal role in the Black Knights' thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind home victory over Monmouth this past Saturday. The Garden City, N.Y., native notched her fifth hat trick of the year after tallying a team-high four goals opposite the Hawks. She also set the program record with 11 draw controls, marking the first time in program history that a cadet recorded double-digit draw controls in a game.

Her dominance on the draw is what gave Army the edge in the second half and allowed the Cadets to stage a 7-0 run. After the Hawks won the first draw control of the half, Brattan went on to win nine straight, keeping possession in favor of the Black Knights. In the final stanza, the yearling netted all four of her goals, including the game-tying score with 43 seconds left to play. Brattan is currently the leading scorer in the Patriot League with 19 goals on the season, while ranking inside the top-20 nationally.

Army will return to action on Friday at 4 p.m. for a non-league matchup with Virginia Commonwealth at Michie Stadium.

Firstie 100th Night Banquet
3/7/2019

Firstie 100th Night BanquetSaturday February 16, 2019 marked 100 days left for the class of 2019. They celebrated at the 100th Night class banquet with guest speaker Anthony Noto.

Mr. Noto is a class of 1991 West Point graduate and CEO of Social Finance, Inc. Cadets enjoyed dressing in their civilian semi-formal attire.

Women's Lacrosse Receives Votes in National Poll
3/7/2019

Women's Lacrosse Receives Votes in National PollFollowing Saturday's thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind victory over Monmouth, the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team is receiving votes in the Inside Lacrosse Poll.

The Black Knights are 6-0 to start the year and are receiving votes in a national poll for the first time in program history. As one of just nine undefeated teams left in Division I, Army boasts the 10th-best scoring offense in the nation with 15.8 goals per contest, while ranking second in draw control percentage (.669).

The Cadets will look to stay red-hot as they close out a three-game home stand on Friday against Virginia Commonwealth slated for 4 p.m. at Michie Stadium.

Equestrian Competes at Centenary University
3/7/2019

Equestrian Competes at Centenary UniversityThe Equestrian Team traveled to the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ to compete against eight highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. Matilda Brady '19 shined in her intermediate over fences and open flat classes, earning third and second place, respectively. Karissa Stubblefield '22 earned third in her novice flat class. Denali Jackson earned third place in her debut competition as a walk-trot-canter rider. Wyatt Flynn '22 and Emma Lawson '21 both won their respective walk-trot classes. Eight accomplished riders will represent the Army team proudly at IHSA regionals on March 30, 2019 at the Centenary University Equestrian Center.

Class of 2020 Ring Show
3/7/2019

Class of 2020 Ring Show The Directorate of Cadet Activities (DCA) Cadet Store hosted the Class of 2020 Ring Show. This milestone for the Cow class is an welcome event during their 47 month experience.

Women's Team Handball at the Northeast Tournament
3/7/2019

Women's Team Handball at the Northeast TournamentThe Army Women's Team Handball traveled to Boston, MA to play in a Northeast Team Handball League tournament hosted by the Boston Team Handball club.

On the way to the tournament, the team stopped at the Old North Bridge at the Concord Battlefield. On April 18, 1775, the very beginning of the Revolutionary War, 300 British troops marched out from Boston (preceded by Paul Revere) to destroy weapons caches at Lexington and Concord. At the North Bridge they met with almost 400 colonial militiamen (the Minute Men) who took the high ground and exchanged volleys with the British troops until the British retreated back to Boston while the Minute Men harassed them along the line of retreat. The first American colonial victory of the Revolutionary War.

The team then played club teams from Boston and New York, with Black and Gold both playing two games. Gold continues to improve while they worked on synchronizing their defense and learning various offensive plays. Black fought hard against Boston, leading through most of the game but then fell behind in the last four minutes losing by four points. The last game of the day was Black playing again New York, a very tough team to beat each year. An exciting game that saw the lead traded back and forth throughout and ending in a 21-point tie!

Jones, Surdick Highlight Senior CLASS Award List
3/6/2019

CDTs Nate Jones '19 and Johnny Surdick '19 Nate Jones and Johnny Surdick, two captains of the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team, join thirty of the top NCAA men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and were selected as candidates for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate lacrosse. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an 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.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2019 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship in May. Read more.

Ottman Named to Academic All-League Team
3/6/2019

CDT Tom Ottman '19For the third straight year, firstie Tom Ottman of the Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving Team received Academic All-Patriot League honors on Tuesday.

To be considered for Academic All-Patriot League, a sophomore-standing student-athlete must maintain a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and must have competed in the Patriot League Championships, unless missed due to injury. The Sports Information Directors then cast their votes from a pool of candidates.

Ottman, a Physics major, compiled a 3.409 grade-point average. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was named First Team All-Patriot League after his performance at the league championships in Lewisburg, Pa., from Feb. 20-23. He placed inside the top five in the 1650 free as well as the 500 free. He also added an eighth-place showing in the 200 free. Read more.

Genetics Hosts LTC Jonathan Roginski
3/6/2019

Genetics Hosts LTC Jonathan RoginskiThe genetics course hosted a visit by LTC Jonathan Roginski, Director of Network Science to discuss bioinformatics and genetic counseling recently. Based on an inter-disciplinary case study co-authored by USMA Faculty (LTC Melissa Eslinger, MAJ Ryan Rodriguez, and LTC Roginski), the cadets examined assembled databases within NCBI to interrogate genetic testing results. Beginning with results that a patient would receive from a genetic testing service, cadets explored the biological, ethical, and sociological aspects of the case as it relates to clinical care and genetic counseling. These focused case studies bring direct applications of course content into the classroom using contemporary perspectives.

Hallstead and Wineinger Collect Academic Honors
3/6/2019

CDTs Serica Hallstead '20 and Kara Wineinger '19Cow Serica Hallstead and firstie Kara Wineinger of the Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team collected Academic All-Patriot League honors on Tuesday. To be considered for Academic All-Patriot League, a sophomore-standing student-athlete must maintain a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and must have competed in the Patriot League Championships, unless missed due to injury. The Sports Information Directors then cast their votes from a pool of candidates.

Hallstead, a Life Sciences major, carries a 4.080 grade-point average and makes her second consecutive appearance on the academic all-league team. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native finished fourth on the 1-meter and fifth on the 3-meter board at the league championships. She was practically unbeatable during the regular season, claiming first-place finishes on both boards in five different meets. Wineinger also received academic all-league honors for the second straight year. The Mathematical Sciences major holds a 3.955 GPA and finished inside the top three in both individual events at the league championships. Her times in the 100 breast (1:01.31) and 200 breast (2:14.11) were both Academy records. Read more.

Davis Named NCAA Gymnastics Rookie of the Week
3/6/2019

CDT Mathew Davis '22After his outstanding performance in Army's meet at Air Force, Mathew Davis of the Army West Point Gymnastics Team was named the NCAA Gymnastics Rookie of the Week. Davis was the top all-around competitor last weekend with marks of 79.950, his second-best score of the season. The Frisco, Texas, native championed both the floor exercise and the vault. He turned out a 14.100 on floor and posted marks of 14.000 on vault to tie his career-high. Davis was third on parallel bars with a 13.400 to tie his career-best score.

The Black Knights return to the Lou Gross Center March 9 for senior day. Competition will begin at 1 p.m. against Springfield. 

Men's Lacrosse Stands Strong in National Polls
3/6/2019

Men's Lacrosse Stands Strong in National PollsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team maintained its status across the national polls this week. Army shifted a spot in both the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll.

The Black Knights are 17th in the Inside Lacrosse Poll, while ranking 16th in the USILA Coaches Poll. Army boasts a 2-1 record against ranked opponents this season and are 1-0 versus teams in the top-10.

Ranked teams that are on Army's upcoming schedule include Loyola (No. 2/3), Navy (No. 19/20) and several receiving votes. Bucknell, Boston U. and Colgate all make the list from the Patriot League. 

Funk Receives All-Patriot League Honors
3/5/2019

CDT Tommy Funk '20Tommy Funk of the Army West Point Men's Basketball Team was named All-Patriot League Third Team on Monday afternoon. This marks Funk's second career postseason honor from the league after he was named to the all-rookie squad as a freshman. It has been a season to remember for the Warrington, Pa., native who became Army's all-time assists leader and broke the single-season assists record, which he originally set a season ago. Funk additionally became the first Cadet in program history to record 500 career helpers. As the starting point guard, has led the Patriot League in assists per game this season while ranking inside the top-25 nationally with 6.1 to pair with a 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Funk has handed out five or more helpers in a game on 23 different occasions. Additionally, he tallied three double-doubles after dishing out double-digit assists in three outings.

Funk's talents extend past his court vision, as the junior is averaging 12.3 points per game, which ranks inside the top-25 in the Patriot League. He has connected on 43 percent of his shots from the field and 37 percent of his attempts from long range. Funk posted 20 double-digit scoring outings and four 20-point performances this season, including a career-best 26 opposite Lehigh on Feb. 20. He will enter the Patriot League Tournament matchup with Lehigh on March 7 just four points shy of becoming the 35th Cadet in program history to join the 1,000-point club. That would also make him just the eighth player in Patriot League history to record 1,000 career points and 500 assists.

Cadets Teach H.S. Students in Mississippi
3/5/2019

Cadets Teach H.S. Students in MississippiWest Point cadets and leaders from universities throughout Mississippi taught local high school students about leadership, ethics and STEM during the annual LEADs event at Jackson State University.

Raymond Collects Third Rookie of the Week Honor
3/5/2019

CDT Caroline Raymond '22For the third time in her young career, Caroline Raymond of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

"Caroline has such great composure as a freshman," Noto Family Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kristen Skiera said. "She is so humble and I don't think entirely aware of all the things she is capable of. What most people don't get to see is that day in and day out, she asserts her dominance and power in practice so that the team trusts her with the ball in her stick when it comes game time. She continues to diversify her game and I could not be prouder of her."

Raymond received the honor after a clutch performance in the Black Knights' 15-14 come-from-behind victory over Monmouth on Saturday. The rookie played a large role to help her squad overcome a six-goal second-half deficit by scoring three goals in the final stanza for her first collegiate hat trick. With 10:39 remaining, Raymond tallied her first score to trim the deficit to five and spark an Army run. Her second goal of the contest cut the Monmouth lead to three with 6:41 left to go, before she sealed the comeback win for the Black Knights by scoring the game-winning goal with 17 seconds left. In her first season with the squad, the Mahopac, N.Y., native has tallied 10 goals and 10 assists in six outings.

Raymond and the Black Knights will return to action on Friday when they host Virginia Commonwealth for a 4 p.m. non-league contest at Michie Stadium.

American Society for Microbiology Biothreats Meeting
3/5/2019

American Society for Microbiology Biothreats MeetingMajor Michael Washington and Dr. Chris Kovacs accompanied Cadets Thomas Weiss'19, Daniel Whitfield'19, Jaqueline Hamrick'20, and Julianne Meany'21 for both poster and oral presentations on Acinetobacter baumannii research at the 2019 American Society for Microbiology Biothreats meeting in Arlington, VA. Cadets Whitfield and Hamrick presented their poster, "Relationship between Biofilm Formation, Antibiotic Resistance, and Virulence in Acinetobacter baumannii Evaluated through Csu Operon Knockouts" and Cadets Weiss and Meany presented their poster and talk, "Preliminary Investigations into Phage-Antibiotic Combinations for Defeating Multiple Drug Resistant Bacteria."

Hovren Takes Home Player of the Week Honors
3/5/2019

CDT Madison Hovren '19Firstie Madison Hovren was named Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday after a pair of double-doubles last week against Colgate and Boston University. Hovren produced double-doubles last week versus Colgate (35 points, 14 rebounds) and Boston University (23 points, 11 boards). Her 35-point performance against the Raiders tied her career-high in scoring and was her third 30+ point performance this season. She currently leads the Patriot League in points (19.0) and rebounds per game (12.9). She has scored in double digits in 23-straight games heading into the regular-season finale at Bucknell. The 35 points were the third time this season she has scored over 30 points and she has 54 career double-doubles and 21 in 2018-19.

The Black Knights are headed to Bucknell for a Wednesday night matchup with the Bison, which is set for a 6 p.m. start time. Army is hosting a first round game in the Patriot League Tournament on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. and tickets are now available. The opponent has yet to be determined, but the Army West Point Ticket Office have tickets on sale right now Tickets are set at $8 with seniors and youth tickets at $4. Fans can purchase online or by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY.

Cadets Analyze German Offensives in France
3/5/2019

Cadets Analyze German Offensives in FranceWest Point Department of History faculty are always looking for bold and innovative techniques for the classroom. USMA cadets in History of the Military Art analyzed five different German offensives in France from 1870 to 1940 using the "Fields of Despair" board game. Cadets used the game to visualize German campaign plans and evaluate the reasons for success or failure before discussing the evolution of modern warfare.

Army Baseball Walks It Off Against Tulane, 7-6
3/4/2019

CDT Cam Opp '19The Army West Point Baseball Team scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off against Tulane, 7-6, here Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights and Green Wave put together an exciting final few frames as the teams combined for eight of the game's total 13 runs after the fifth inning. Army trailed 6-5 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning but never wavered. Jacob Hurtubise earned a one-out walk to get the tying run on board. The cow then did what he does best and stole back-to-back bases to shift himself into a prime position. After the Green Wave recorded the second out of the inning, Hurtubise tied the game by scoring on a wild pitch. Fortunately for the Black Knights the inning was far from over. Anthony Giachin and Josh White posted consecutive walks before Army scored the game-winning run on a fielding error to complete the comeback. Jeremiah Adams and Trey Martin led the Army offense with two hits each, while five different Black Knights posted a run batted in. Read more.

T&F Firsties Set Records at ECAC Championships
3/4/2019

CDTs  Abby Halbrook '19 and Cassie Mundekis '19Army West Point firsties Abby Halbrook and Cassie Mundekis set program records in their individual races at the ECAC Championships at Boston University this weekend. Mundekis was the first to compete, posting a 2:08.65 in the 800-meter run to best her own program record of 2:08.89 from the 2017 Patriot League Championship. The Manito, Ill., native also holds the academy record for the 1000-meter run and 4x400-meter relay. In the 3000-meter final, Abby Halbrook posted a time of 9:36.26 to set a new Army West Point record. The record was previously held by Catherine Gaffigan, who ran a 9:40.05 at the Princeton Relay in 1995. The Tyler, Texas, native also holds the school record for the mile run.

Cassie's 800 on Saturday was exactly what she wanted. She set a fast early pace that did not let up. She stayed with it and finished strong to improve on her previous best. Abby has not been able to race the 3K very much and this was the first time she had been in a race that went strong from the gun. She finished well and had a nice improvement. Read more.

Women's Swim & Dive Takes Second at ECAC Championships
3/4/2019

Women's Swim & Dive Takes Second at ECAC ChampionshipsThe Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team earned a second-place finish at the ECAC Championships after compiling 674 points. Navy won the three-day meet in its home pool with a score of 762.5, while Bucknell rounded out the top-three, in a field of 20, with 322 points. Kim Sembrano highlighted the 200 back with a second-place time of 2:01.18. Hollis Clark also scored for Army, finishing in sixth at 2:04.60. The Black Knights dominated the 100 free, led by Lexus Van Hoven's top time of 50.95 to win the event. Mia Rankin (51.29) and Sammie Edwards (51.43), finished third and fourth respectively. Brianna Romaine (51.52) and Nicole Parry (51.70) also scored in the A-Final with finishes in sixth and seventh. Whitney Chang continued her successful weekend by posting a second-place finish in the 200 fly at 2:00.24. Army won the final event of the meet once Edwards, Romaine, Parry and Rankin clocked in at 3:24.53 in the 400 free relay. Read more.

Men's Swim & Dive Finishes Second at ECAC Championships
3/4/2019

CDT Brady Almand '20The Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving Team came in second at the ECAC Championships with a total score of 613.5 Navy won the three-day meet with a score of 754.5, while Marist rounded out the top-three, in a field of 21, with 398 points. Jack Venker posted a fourth-place finish in the 1650 free after recording a time of 15:34.19. The 100 free was highlighted by Billy Webber's fourth-place time of 44.84. Sean Martin (44.85), Graham Ungrady (45.44), Josh Zock (45.55) and Nick Isenhower (45.57) followed Webber and rounded out the field in the A-Final. Brady Almand notched the top time for the event win in the 200 breast at 1:59.84. Ty Dang also placed inside the top-three, coming away with a third-place finish at 2:00.76. The meet came to a close once Kevin Doo, Webber, Ungrady and Martin won the 400 free relay with a time of 2:58.21. "It was a great weekend at the ECAC Championships," head coach Mickey Wender said. "Our two runner-up finishes against some very talented teams was well earned. Our young team learned a lot. This will be a building block for the future. I'm proud of the way we performed." Several Cadets will trek to Cleveland, Ohio, from March 14-16 to compete in the CSCAA Collegiate Classic hosted by Cleveland State.

Late Rally Sparks Thrilling Home Win for Women's Lacrosse
3/4/2019

Late Rally Sparks Thrilling Home Win for Women's LacrosseWith seven unanswered goals in the final 11 minutes of play, the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team staged a thrilling, 15-14, come-from-behind victory over Monmouth on Saturday at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights (6-0) trailed 14-8 with 11:26 left in the game, before four different cadets combined to score seven goals and extend Army's winning streak to six games. Offensively, Jackie Brattan led the attack against the Hawks (3-1) and continued her hot start to the season after putting in four scores on seven shots to pair with a program-best 11 draw controls. Caroline Raymond played an immense role in the comeback efforts by scoring a career-high three goals in the second half for her first collegiate hat trick. Samantha Stewart chipped in with two goals to go along with a team-best five ground balls, six draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Cameron Manor and Megan Raftery also tallied multi-goal performances in the contest. Read more.

Men's Tennis Sweeps Double Header
3/4/2019

Men's Tennis Sweeps Double HeaderThe Army West Point Men's Tennis Team capped off a stellar weekend with two more sweeps Sunday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights (5-9) defeated both Fairfield and Fairleigh Dickinson 4-0 to end an undefeated two days. "It was a very important weekend," said Head Coach Jim Poling. "We had to get our guys feeling what it's like to win matches again. They played well, they fought, and they had confidence. We're now looking forward to going to California to play three teams out there, so this weekend was a big step forward for us." The three shutouts over the last two days are the first of the year for the Black Knights. Army moves to 8-1 all-time against Fairfield. The Black Knights now hold a 16-1 advantage all-time versus the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson. Army won its seventh and eighth doubles points of the year. Cow Myles Conlin earned his sixth win of the spring season from the No. 1 position and also provided the clinching point against Fairfield. Freshman Diego Huttepain went 3-0 this weekend in singles play. Read more.

Davis Leads Gymnastics Against Air Force
3/4/2019

CDT Mathew Davis '22Led by rookie Mathew Davis, the Army West Point Gymnastics Team posted 389.950 points against Air Force's 394.250 on Saturday afternoon. Davis was the top all-around competitor today with marks of 79.950, his second-best score of the season. Davis championed both the floor exercise and the vault. He turned out a 14.100 on floor and posted marks of 14.000 on vault to tie his career-high. Cole Casanova was second in the all-around with a 78.950. The Black Knights won on floor exercise (67.500 – 67.400), pommel horse (63.500 – 63.150) and vault (68.650 – 67.500). Davis was first on floor with his 14.100 score. Casanova, Elliott Herman and Mitchell McHugh all tied for fourth at 13.550.

Matthew Martin led the Black Knights on pommel horse for the second straight week after posting a 13.450. He ranked second, as Brandon Shively followed suit with a 13.250. On still rings, Casanova turned out the top Cadet score with a 13.700 to place third. Davis followed with a 13.500 which was good for fourth. Davis produced the top marks on vault (14.000) as Casanova (13.850) placed second and Erik Del Cid (13.800) was fifth. Casanova notched a 13.450 on the parallel bars to rank second in the event. Davis was third with a 13.400 to tie his career-best score. Air Force pulled away from Army in the high bar with a five-point advantage. Davis (12.900) placed third and was followed by Rex Scott (12.350) in sixth. The Black Knights return to the Lou Gross Center March 9 for senior day. Competition will begin at 1 p.m. against Springfield.

Women's Tennis Caps Weekend with Third Straight Shutout
3/4/2019

CDT Melanie Allen '19The Army West Point Women's Tennis closed out the weekend with its third consecutive shutout following a 7-0 victory over Quinnipiac on Saturday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights improved to 12-5 on the season, while the Bobcats fell to 3-6. Army jumped to 14-1 in the all-time series with Quinnipiac. The Black Knights improved to 9-2 on their home court. It was the first time since March 23-25 of last season Army shutout three straight opponents. Allen posted the 25th singles dual victory of her career. The Cape Coral, Fla., native competed at the No. 3 singles position for the first time in her career. Bou and Boubel tied DiMaio for the most singles dual wins on the team with their eighth of the year. Joyner earned her fifth win at the No. 1 doubles position this season and 19th of her career. Vincent became the eighth Cadet this season to reach double-digit singles wins with her 10th victory.

After Spring Break, the Black Knights will begin Patriot League play against Lafayette, Holy Cross and Loyola on March 22-23. Read more.

Firsties Lead Charge in Hockey Comeback Effort
3/4/2019

Firsties Lead Charge in Hockey Comeback EffortDown 3-2 with nine minutes remaining, the Army West Point hockey team rallied back to force a 3-3 tie with Bentley on senior night. Dalton MacAfee netted the game-tying score forcing the extra time. The Black Knights killed off a lengthy 5-on-3 to preserve the tie.

Prior to the game, Army honored its five seniors; Trevor Fidler, Tipper Higgins, MacAfee, Ian Mansfield and Taylor Maruya. The Black Knights outshot the Falcons for the second night in a row, 30-19. Army closes out its home slate with a 4-8-3 record at Tate Rink for the 2018-19 campaign. The nation's sixth-best team on the man-advantage recorded its 34th powerplay goal of the season. The Black Knights' have the fourth-most powerplay tallies in the nation behind No. 4 Minnesota State (38), No. 5 Quinnipiac (37) and No. 2 UMass (36). Krueger potted his seventh and eighth goals of the season in his first multi-goal effort. The sophomore has tallied 10 career goals and 19 points. It marked the first time this season Krueger has scored in three consecutive games. He added his third powerplay goal of the season. Read more.

Second Half Surge Pushes Men's Lacrosse Past Lafayette
3/4/2019

Second Half Surge Pushes Men's Lacrosse Past LafayetteAfter outscoring Lafayette 7-1 in the second half, the Army West Point men's lacrosse team defeated the Leopards 12-5 in the Patriot League opener. Ethan Barangan was excellent for the Black Knights on the faceoff, going 18-for-20 with a career-high 11 ground balls. Freshman attacker Brendan Nichtern set a new career-high with eight points on the day. He scored four goals and added four assists in the effort. Matt Manown and Nate Jones added four points apiece. Manown added a career-best eight ground balls in the contest. Johnny Surdick led the Cadets defensively with four caused turnovers. For the fifth game in a row, the Black Knights scored the first goal of the game. Nichtern started the scoring efforts off an assist by Manown at 8:43 in the first quarter. The Leopards netted their first of the game five minutes later to tie the game. Army answered with two straight tallies to boast a 3-1 lead heading into the second. Jones posted back-to-back goals 29 seconds apart with assists coming from Sean O'Brien and Nichtern. Lafayette opened the second quarter with two consecutive scores to tie things up. The Cadets scored a pair of goals in a 42 second span to regain their lead. Read more.

Six Cadets Earn All-Patriot League Recognition
3/1/2019

CDT Cecelia Croman '19The Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team received six postseason all-league honors after finishing second at last week's Patriot League Championships. "We are very proud of our All-Patriot League team selections," head coach Mickey Wender said. "It was a highly-contested competitive meet. All 10 schools have improved immensely. To have multiple cadets recognized on the all-league team is a great accomplishment."

Individuals who win events at the Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships automatically qualify for the All-League first team, while runner-up finishers are guaranteed a second-team spot. Both teams are back-filled by points, meaning a second-team member can move up to the first team if they accumulated enough points during the meet. Only individual points count. In her Patriot League Championships debut, Mia Rankin was the lone cadet to earn first team all-league honors. Whitney Chang, Cecelia Croman, Meaghan McGovern and Kara Wineinger each received all-league recognition for the second time in their careers. Serica Hallstead collected her third consecutive all-league accolade. Read more.

CME Hosts Soldier Design Competition
3/1/2019

CME Hosts Soldier Design CompetitionFifteen teams from across three departments presented project ideas, with cadets from Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Systems Engineering (SE), and Chemistry and Life Science (CLS) competing for nine slots to advance to the Soldier Design Competition (SDC) Semi-finals Facebook Live event to be held on April 24. Six teams will ultimately travel to Lincoln Lab to compete against MIT students on April 30. Winners included a novel silencer for a M249, a tactical generator monitoring system, an Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) deployment device, and a tunable rucksack.

Men's Swimming & Diving Places 10 on All-League Squads
3/1/2019

Men's Swimming & Diving Places 10 on All-League SquadsThe Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving Team placed 10 Cadets on the postseason all-league teams following last week's second-place finish at the Patriot League Championships. "We are very proud of our All-Patriot League team selections," head coach Mickey Wender said. "It was a highly-contested competitive meet. All 10 schools have improved immensely. To have multiple cadets recognized on the all-league team is a great accomplishment." Individuals who win events at the Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships automatically qualify for the all-league first team, while runner-up finishers are guaranteed a second-team spot.

Both teams are back-filled by points, meaning a second-team member can move up to the first team if they accumulated enough points during the meet. Only individual points count. Five Cadets repeated as all-league performers, including Kevin Doo, Nathan Hein, Brian McKenrick, Tom Ottman and Jay Yang. Doo, Hein and McKenrick have each earned a pair of all-league honors during their time at the Academy, while Yang has been named to an all-league team in each of the last three seasons. Ottman, the team's co-captain, has been an all-league swimmer in all four years with the Black Knights. In their debuts at the Patriot League Championships, Evan Zhang and Josh Zock collected first team recognition, while Daniel Alaimo, Kevin Lin and Tyler Kim earned second team honors. This marks the third straight season that Army had double-digit Cadets on the all-league teams. Read more.

Competitive Climbing Aids Sandhurst Black Team
3/1/2019

Competitive Climbing Aids Sandhurst Black TeamThe Competitive Climbing Team aided the Sandhurst Black Team recently in learning various rappelling techniques for their upcoming competition.

Cadets Interview Soviet WWII Veterans
3/1/2019

Cadets Interview Soviet WWII VeteransCadets from the Department of Foreign Languages traveled to Brighton Beach to interview three Russian Jewish WWII veterans of the Soviet Army about their experiences in the war. All three interviews were conducted in Russian and will have English translations when they are posted.

The Greenwich Country Club Hosts Skeet & Trap
3/1/2019

The Greenwich Country Club Hosts Skeet & TrapRecently, the Greenwich Country Club was kind enough to host the West Point Skeet & Trap Team in Connecticut for some friendly competition in skeet, trap, and sporting clays. Following the competition, which the cadets won by 30 targets, the GCC members treated the team to a delicious lunch and awards ceremony.

Cadets in Dushanbe Visit the Opera
3/1/2019

Cadets in Dushanbe Visit the OperaCadets studying Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Semester Abroad Program organized a visit to the opera together with other study-abroad students and their language partner, Omid. Cadets watched “Khosrow o Shirin” a love story from the Iran epic, the Shahnameh (1010 AD) and reported that due to the high register of the performance, it was clearer for them to understand it than everyday Tajik.

Ski Patrol Training in Vermont
3/1/2019

Ski Patrol Training in VermontThe West Point Ski Patrol enjoyed some truly outstanding training recently at Mount Snow in Vermont. This was the first time the patrol trained there and are looking forward to a long relationship between the two patrols. Patrollers and candidates worked sled and toboggan drills, practicing evacuating patients on challenging terrain. Everyone enjoyed team bonding over meals, music and games at the Dumaine B&B.

Men's Basketball Wins Senior Day Battle with Loyola
2/28/2019

Men's Basketball Wins Senior Day Battle with LoyolaA pair of second-half runs helped the Army West Point Men's Basketball Team secure a 79-69 Patriot League victory over Loyola on Wednesday night at Christl Arena. Prior to the start of the game, the Black Knights (13-17, 8-9 Patriot League) recognized their eight seniors, Cayne Edwards, John Emezie, Parker Fennema, Jordan Fox, Jason Houle, Jacob Kessler, John Miller, Adam Roe as well as their three senior managers, Jared Ells, Sean Kirchner and Brian Tien.

Emezie played a crucial role down the stretch of the game, knocking down three 3-pointers and finishing his final regular season home game with a team-high 14 points. Matt Wilson was a force down low, putting up 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting to pair with a game-high nine rebounds. Lonnie Grayson also tallied double-digit points after he totaled 11 on the night with three treys.

Cayne Edwards and Jordan Fox combined to score 15 points and reel in 10 rebounds, while Kessler added four in the scoring column. Read more.

Cadets Attend La Salle Academy Celebration
2/28/2019

Cadets Attend La Salle Academy CelebrationMembers of the Cadet Gospel Choir attended a Black History Month Celebration at La Salle Academy with NYPD Gospel Choir. La Salle is a private, all boys high school in New York City, founded in 1848 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Marathon Kicks Off the Spring Season
2/28/2019

Marathon Kicks Off the Spring SeasonThe Marathon Team kicked off the spring season with an awesome local 20k in Fairfield, CT as a part of the Boston Build-up series. Despite it being 20 degrees and hilly, the team came out with some great times under their belts. Chase Hogeboom '21 led the team coming in at 1:14:09 closely tailed by team captain, Murray Johnston at 1:14:28 coming in 4th and 5th respectively. On the women's side, Emily DiNallo '22 claimed a 7th place Female finish at 1:28:36! The Team will compete in the next Boston Build-Up race - March 03 - for the 25k in Silvermine, CT.

Cadets Visit Philadelphia to Study the American Revolution
2/28/2019

Cadets Visit Philadelphia to Study the American RevolutionThe West Point Department of History offers bold and innovative ways for cadets to study their field both inside and outside the classroom. Over forty West Point cadets traveled to Philadelphia to study the American Revolution. Guided by our world-class faculty and the outstanding rangers of the National Park Service, cadets visited Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall. Cadets enjoyed a special presentation at the National Constitution Center and explore the Museum of the American Revolution.

West Point Judo Trains with Previous OIC
2/28/2019

West Point Judo Trains with Previous OICMajor Jackson. Major Jackson was the Judo OIC for two years and his dojo in D.C. holds several former Olympians. After a long day of judo, Tyler LaCosta and his family provided a much-needed dinner at their home in Philadelphia to celebrate a successful day.

Football Season Ticket Renewals Now Available
2/28/2019

Football Season Ticket Renewals Now AvailableThe Army West Point Ticket Office has announced that renewals for football season ticket holders, new season ticket orders and group tickets are now available. For season ticket renewals, fans can go online by following instructions on the renewal email that was sent out, or by calling their season ticket representative. Full season ticket memberships ensure that fans have the same seats for each and every home game. Prices begin at $160. In addition to the six games being played at Michie Stadium this coming fall, season ticket members will receive invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes events and have one dedicated Army representative to assist them year-round.

For fans interested in new season ticket orders please contact the Army Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or by calling the Army A Club at 845-938-2322.

Army is also offering group tickets, which can be purchased online at GoArmyWestPoint.com/tickets, by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or by visiting in person at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium. Groups of 20-49 start at $29, groups of 50-99 start at $27 and groups of 100+ start at $25 for select games. Future dates for ticket sales will include mini-plans, which will go on sale May 2, and single-game tickets, which will be available for purchase to the public July 24. There will be an Army A Club presale for single-game tickets beginning May 1.

The 2019 slate features six home games in the comfy confines of Michie Stadium. The Black Knights welcome Rice for their home opener Aug. 30, before hosting Morgan State and Tulane in back-to-back contests on Sept. 21 and Oct. 5. After two road games San Jose State comes to the Banks of the Hudson Oct. 26. Army will then host its final two home games on consecutive weekends in November beginning with Massachusetts on Nov. 9 and VMI on Nov. 16.

Dr. Wickiser Presents at DARPA's Bio-Tech Office
2/28/2019

Dr. Wickiser Presents at DARPA's Bio-Tech OfficeDr. J. Kenneth Wickiser attended the Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA) Proposers’ Day at DARPA’s Biological Technology Office. There, he presented current work on clinical studies at West Point including the ACL Injury Biomarkers, Concussion Biomarkers, and Lyme Disease projects being conducted by KACH and CLS faculty and cadets. He is assembling a multi-university and industry partner team to compete for the MBA program this spring.

Army Claims EIWA Dual Crown
2/27/2019

Army Claims EIWA Dual CrownThe Army West Point wrestling team captured the dual crown amongst all teams in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) following the team's 22-10 victory over service-academy rival Navy on Saturday.

The Black Knights closed out the season with a 7-1 conference record, good enough for an EIWA-best .875 winning percentage.

Eight of Army's 10 starters are ranked in the NWCA Coaches' Panel, led by firstie Rocco Caywood who is ranked sixth at 197 pounds. Cow 174-pounder Ben Harvey owns a team-best 24-6 record, while plebe 141-pounder Corey Shie's 15 bonus point wins are tops on the team.

The Black Knights begin their postseason at the EIWA Championships, hosted by Binghamton, on March 8-9.

World Top Investor & Entrepreneur Speaks with Cadets
2/27/2019

World Top Investor & Entrepreneur Speaks with CadetsRay Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, spoke to cadets in Military Leadership for their course lecture series. Additionally, he spent time with Black & Gold Leadership Forum discussing Developing Leaders of Character. He shared the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. He is the author of Principles: Life and Work.

Rock Climbing Competition in Fairfield, CT
2/27/2019

Rock Climbing Competition in Fairfield, CTTwenty Cadets from the West Point competitive climbing team participated in a local CS competition in Fairfield, CT. Of note, CDT Elizabeth Bradley was the 1st Place Female overall. CDTs Turner and Finch placed 15th and 16th respectively in the male category. Overall a great event that highlighted all of the hard work the team is putting in.

Pistol Beats Navy
2/27/2019

The Pistol Team recently traveled to Annapolis, MD to compete against Navy. They shot Air Pistol and Standard Pistol on Saturday and Free Pistol Sunday morning. The team defeated Navy in all three events and won the match with a three event aggregate score of 6295 to Navy's 6173.

Cadet Open Mic Night
2/27/2019

Cadet Open Mic NightThe Black Culture & Arts Forum, in partnership with the Tau Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, hosted an Open Mic Night in the Haig Room of Jefferson Hall recently. Eight cadets performed poems and songs, including original works, for an audience of nearly seventy cadets, staff, faculty, and guests. The evening concluded with a featured performance by guest poet Lyrical Faith.

Nigerian Defence Academy Visits West Point
2/27/2019

Nigerian Defence Academy Visits West PointLast week, cadets from the West Point Department of History and other disciplines had the opportunity to spend time with the Commandant, Dean, and delegates from the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, Nigeria. Brigadier General Mohammed and his team traveled to The United States Military Academy at West Point as part of the U.S. Department of State and National Defense University's African Military Education Program (AMEP), which seeks to build partnerships between American and African professional military education institutions.

Mooradian Headlines League Academic Honors
2/26/2019

CDT Lynne Mooradian '20The Patriot League has announced that five members of the Army West Point track and field program have received league academic honors for the indoor track and field season. Lynne Mooradian received the league's highest academic honor, as she was named Patriot League Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. This marks the second consecutive season that Mooradian earned the honor, as she was named the league's Scholar Athlete of the Year following the 2018 outdoor track and field season. "Lynne continues to shine on the track, in the field events and in the classroom," head coach Mike Smith said. "She is one of our leaders both by her example and in her role as team captain." The junior mechanical engineering major carries a 4.21 cumulative grade point average and has won several academy, league and national academic awards during her time at West Point. Mooradian also earned her third academic all-League selection. The Hanover, Pa., native earned a gold medal at the 2019 Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championship in the distance medley relay and a bronze medal in the women's pentathlon. Read more.

CDT Schell '19 Conveys Mathematical Relevance to Plebes
2/26/2019

CDT Schell '19 Conveys Mathematical Relevance to PlebesCadet Daniel Schell, Chemistry Major, participated in the STEM Panel hosted by the Department of Mathematics to communicate to Plebes the relevance of a strong mathematical background. Cadet Schell effectively shared his experiences of taking advanced mathematical sciences courses as a Chemistry Major and the opportunities that his studies in chemistry afforded him. To highlight the awesome properties and concepts in the chemical sciences, Cadet Schell concluded his presentation by igniting a hydrogen balloon.

Hovren Earns MBWA Weekly Honors for Third Time
2/26/2019

CDT Madison Hovren '19Firstie forward Madison Hovren was named the player of the week by the Met Basketball Writers Association for the third time this season.

Hovren produced a pair of double-doubles in averaging 21 points and 13.5 rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Black Knights, who beat Holy Cross 60-53 at home and then lost at Lehigh 55-46.

In the game against Lehigh, she passed Erin Anthony for second all-time in career rebounds and has 1,033 boards after 15 on Saturday against the Mountain Hawks. She leads the Patriot League in both scoring and rebounding heading into a midweek tilt at Colgate. She is averaging 18.2 points per game and 12.9 rebounds per contests through 26 games.

Hovren and the Black Knights travel to Colgate on Wednesday for a late evening tipoff that will have postseason seeding implications. The start is slated for 8:30 p.m. on the Patriot League Network at PatriotLeague.tv. 

Cadet, Faculty and Staff Dialogue About Cultural Concerns
2/26/2019

Cadet, Faculty and Staff Dialogue About Cultural ConcernsThe Department of History, along with cadets, faculty, and staff from across West Point stood down from normal operations to dialogue with each other about cultural concerns within the institution that contribute to sexual harassment and violence. West Point Department of History faculty and staff facilitated discussions with cadets during breakfast and lunch in the mess hall, they led afternoon breakout sessions with cadets, and the Department engaged in extensive dialogue to develop ways to support the institutional effort to combat this problem.

Because of the structure of the West Point academic program, the Department of History is in a unique position to influence the entire Fourth Class during their plebe year. Faculty and staff remain committed to fostering a culture of empathy and respect and developing Leaders of Character who Live Honorably and Lead Honorably.

Nice Spring Season Start for the Volleyball Club
2/26/2019

Nice Spring Season Start for the Volleyball ClubThe Army West Point Volleyball club had a great start to the spring semester. Playing their most consistent volleyball of the year finishing the day 6-1. They beat Buffalo, R.I.T., Stony Brook, Cortland, Binghamton, and Cornell. The only loss was to Syracuse which was disappointing. They will be the number one seed in the next league tournament, winning will grant a spot in the regional championship.

Cadets in Dushanbe Hike Tajikistan
2/26/2019

Cadets in Dushanbe Hike TajikistanA day before the start of their Persian classes in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the three newly arrived USMA cadets on Semester Abroad Program joined up with the local "Hike Tajikistan" group to explore nearby mountains. While on the hike Cadet Chloe Diestel engaged a local woman, who, impressed with her language skills invited her to tea.

Boxing Friday Night Fights
2/26/2019

Boxing Friday Night FightsThe Army West Point Boxing Team participated in Friday Night Fights at West Point. The bouts allowed the younger boxers a chance to compete in front of their peers. Winners of the night included: CDTs Alyssa Milner, Joshua Riddick, Corrine Kurz and Eric Woods.

Men's Handball at the NETHL Tournament
2/26/2019

Men's Handball at the NETHL TournamentWest Point Black Men's Handball team travelled to White Plains, NY for a NETHL tournament. They played two hard fought games; they lost to the DC Diplomats 27-20 but rebounded to beat NYC 26-21. You could tell there was a little bit of rust during the first 10 minutes of the game against DC but Black rebounded to make it a competitive game. By the second game, WP Black was firing on cylinders and dominated the entire game.

McCormick '91 Discusses Financials with Cadets
2/26/2019

McCormick '91 Discusses Financials with CadetsDoug McCormick '91 recently gave a brief to the Cow Class on the occasion of their loan. Mr. McCormick discussed sound, conservative financial advice that is captured in his book, "Family Inc".

West Point Fallen Comrades Half Marathon 3/24
2/25/2019

West Point Fallen Comrades Half Marathon 3/24Join the West Point Marathon Team Race Against Navy! Sunday March 24, 2019 at 1pm.

This race is dedicated to those members of the Long Gray Line whom have gone to war and made the ultimate sacrifice. Each mile marker will memorialize different fallen comrades from all of our nation's wars as a tribute.

We honor them as individuals as we test ourselves on this challenging, beautiful course. We celebrate their memory as we build camaraderie and thru friendly competition.

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WALK IT.
RUCK IT.

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Wrestling Claims Third-Straight Star Over Navy
2/25/2019

Wrestling Claims Third-Straight Star Over NavyThe 24th-ranked Army West Point wrestling team put on a show against service-academy rival Navy in front of a packed Christl Arena crowd on senior day with a 22-10 victory in the Saturday afternoon Star Meet. Prior to the match, Army recognized firsties Rocco Caywood, Austin Harry, Zach Maxwell, Patrick Mayolo, Graham Ratermann, Katie Silecchia, Peter Strassfield, Ethan Tursini, Conner Ziegler and Harrison Young as part of the senior day ceremony. The Black Knights closed out the regular season with an overall record of 8-3, including a 7-1 mark against EIWA opponents. The Mids dropped to 6-4 on the year and 3-3 in conference duals. Army jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after victories by 25th-ranked Trey Chalifoux at 125 pounds and an upset win by Lane Peters over 28th-ranked Casey Cobb at 133. Navy answered with a pair of wins, including a major decision at 149 pounds to take a one-point lead.

Similar to last year's dual at Alumni Hall, cow Lucas Weiland, the 27th-ranked wrestler in the nation at 157 pounds, sparked an Army rally with a dominant 6-0 decision over Quentin Hovis to retake the lead. After the Mids regained the advantage, 17th-ranked Ben Harvey topped No. 20 Spencer Carey, 7-3, to put the Black Knights back on top. Following a stellar 6-0 decision by No. 21 Noah Stewart, Caywood sealed the victory to a thunderous applause following his 8-1 victory. The senior's win pushed the Cadets to an 18-10 advantage with one match left. Read more.

Softball Caps Mary Nutter Classic with Statement Win
2/25/2019

CDT Macey Newbary '20The Army West Point softball team closed out its appearance at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with an emphatic 10-0 victory in five innings over Duke on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights also resumed their game from Thursday against UC Santa Barbara, falling 3-1. Army moved to 5-10 on the season, while the Gauchos improved to 4-6 and the Blue Devils dropped to 5-8.

Five different Cadets produced multiple hits between the two games, highlighted by rookie Jolie Duong's four-hit effort against the Blue Devils. She added a team-high three runs scored, while Ashley Yoo and captain Emily Ballesteros added two runs apiece. Ally Snelling led the squad with three RBI on the day. In the circle, Duong and Macey Newbary each threw complete games as Newbary picked up her first win of the year. The Missoula, Mont., native scattered two hits without issuing a walk and struck out two batters. Read more.

Men's Swimming & Diving Takes Second
2/25/2019

Men's Swimming & Diving Takes SecondFor the seventh straight year, the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team concluded the four-day Patriot League Championships with a second-place finish. The Black Knights finished with 781.5 points, beating their total of 780.5 from a season ago. Army took second behind Navy (1037.5), while Bucknell rounded out the top-three with 397 points. Boston U. (376), Lehigh (330), Loyola (277), American (154), Lafayette (126), Holy Cross (97) and Colgate (78) followed. Brian McKenrick was Army's top individual scorer at the championships with 51 points, which was good for third, while Evan Zhang's 49 points made him the eight-best individual scorer at his first league championships. he final day began with a third-place finish in the 1650 free by Tom Ottman at 15:15.87. Kevin Lin also finished inside the top-five after posting a time of 15:35.75, which was good for fifth. Army had a solid scoring outing in the 200 back after Tyler Kim (1:45.48), McKenrick (1:47.40) and Jay Yang (1:48.58) placed fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively. With four Cadets in the A-Final of the 100 free, the Black Knights capitalized on the scoring opportunity. Nathan Hein won the event at 43.77, tying the Academy record set back in 2015 by Chris Szekely. Read more.

Women's Lacrosse 10-6 Win Over Mount St. Mary's
2/25/2019

CDT Charlotte Spencer '21A strong defensive performance in the second half helped the Army West Point women's lacrosse team capture a 10-6 win over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights (5-0) have gotten it done on both ends of the field during their hot-start to the season and it was no different on Saturday. The Cadets scored in double-figures for the fifth time this year, while also holding the Mountaineers (2-1) to their lowest goal output since April 8, 2018. On the offensive side, Manuela Cortes paced Army with a game-high three goals for her third hat trick of the season. Rilee Scott and Caroline Raymond also tallied multi-goal outings in the home win, while Jackie Brattan, Samantha Stewart and Megan Raftery each chipped in with one goal apiece. The defensive pressure forced the Mountaineers to turn the ball over 17 times and four different Cadets recorded a caused turnover, including Scott who led the team with two. Read more.

Boxing, Getting it Done
2/25/2019

Boxing, Getting it DoneThe West Point men's boxing team boxed in the Western New England (WNE) Gold Gloves semi-final competition. The men advancing onto the finals are: CDTs Porras, Shephard, Farrow-Maynie, Manning, Lewis, Toese, Ivey and Ahoua. The boxing team traveled to PSU for a consolation bracket for the Western New England Golden Gloves competition. Winners of the event include CDTs Isaiah Queen, Donovan Velez, and Adrin Albin. CDTs Corrine Kurz, Julianna Fustola and Joshua Riddick lost close decisions. The boxing team competed in the final round of the Western New England Golden Gloves in Hartford, CT. The men's team saw CDT Joshua Lewis win his division. CDT Lawrence Shepherd was awarded for the "Fight of the Night".

Aviation Preparing to Beat Navy and Coast Guard
2/25/2019

Aviation Preparing to Beat Navy and Coast GuardThe West Point Aviation Team had an outstanding training day recently. Four cadets were checked out in the Piper Cherokee aircraft, two ground team members were given local area orientation flights and the simulator ran throughout the day. Preparing to Beat Navy and Coast Guard in April.

Women's Tennis Claims Pair of Home Wins
2/25/2019

Women's Tennis Claims Pair of Home WinsThe Army West Point women's tennis team captured a pair of wins over St. Bonaventure, 4-0, and Fordham, 4-1, on Saturday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights improved to 9-4, while the Bonnies dropped to 2-9 and the Rams fell to 2-4. Army improved to 12-0 in the all-time series against St. Bonaventure dating back to 1998. The Black Knights increased their lead in the series with Fordham to 21-18. Head coach Paul Peck earned his 450th career win at the helm of the Black Knights. Hannah Boubel collected her 30th singles victory. MaryJo Pidgeon remained perfect in singles dual matches as she moved to 4-0. Alana Larcombe notched her first singles win of the season. Gloria Son contributed her 30th career doubles dual win. Ana Joyner posted her 30th career doubles victory. Read more.

Hockey Skates to 3-3 Draw with Pioneers
2/25/2019

Hockey Skates to 3-3 Draw with PioneersThe Army West Point hockey team skated to a 3-3 overtime draw with Sacred Heart at home on Saturday night. The Black Knights went ahead 3-1, but a two-goal third period by the Pioneers forced the extra time. The Black Knights got things rolling at the close of the first period. Colin Bilek kept the puck in the offensive zone and John Laurito backhanded it from the boards to Mason Krueger who was charging the goal. Krueger tipped the puck over Brett Magnus' glove for the score. Halfway into the second Army struck again just after the power play expired. Matt Berkovitz muscled the puck off the boards to John Zimmerman. Zimmerman fired the puck to the slot connecting with Tipper Higgins for the score. With 8:05 on the clock, the Pioneers scored on the power play to make it a one-goal game. Eric Butte kept Army's momentum going with a score 3:07 into the third stanza. Dalton MacAfee and Alex Wilkinson cleared the puck from the defensive zone as Eric Butte carried it up the boards. Butte's initial shot was saved, but he jammed home the rebound for his second of the year. The Pioneers kept things tight with an even strength goal at the 14:09 mark. They followed that up with a power play, 6-on-4 goal with one-minute remaining in regulation to force extra time. The Black Knights had a few opportunities in overtime but could not get a puck across the goal line. Read more.

Gymnastics Finishes Strong Against William & Mary
2/25/2019

CDT Matthew Martin '21The Army West Point gymnastics team's .967 hit percentage led the Black Knights to a 398.300 – 391.750 victory over William & Mary on Saturday. The Cadets hit 29 of their 30 routines today as five individual career-high marks were captured. Cole Casanova was the top all-around competitor with an 81.550. He championed the vault and parallel bars. Casanova's 14.600 on vault was a career-high. Matthew Martin tied his career-best score on pommel horse (13.600) in the meet. In the final three events, Mathew Davis set new personal standards. The rookie produced a 14.000 on vault, 13.400 on parallel bars and a 13.300 on high bar. Davis was second in all-around today, turning out a 78.900. Erik Del Cid led the Black Knights on floor exercise and was second in the meet. Davis placed third with a 13.450 rating, while Elliott Herman was fourth (13.400). Martin's career-high 13.600 on pommel horse was the top score for the Cadets. He ranked second overall and was followed by Casnova who posted a 13.050. The Cadets' 64.450 was the second-best mark of the year. Davis scored the top mark for Army on still rings (13.850). Read more.

Rifle Places Second in Air Rifle In GARC Final
2/25/2019

CDT Kaitlyn Kutz '21The Army West Point rifle team competed in the second day of the GARC Championship on Saturday, posting the second highest score in the air rifle discipline. After shooting a 2286 in smallbore on Friday, the Cadets shot a 2361 in air rifle. The score placed Army behind only conference champion West Virginia in the discipline. The team finished with an aggregate score of 4647.

"I'm really proud of our team's airgun performance," head coach Web Wright said. "Our 2361 equates to just over a 590 average for the four scorers, which only a handful of teams can do. It felt good to be on the award podium."

Yearling Kaitlyn Kutz led the way for the Black Knights, qualifying for the individual shoot-off with a 595 score. Kutz placed fifth in the individual final which was won by West Virginia's Ginny Thrasher.

"Kaitlyn did a great job, making it into the final," Wright said. "She hung tough throughout the initial series and edged out a couple of really good, international-level shooters. It was a great showing to come in fifth behind the reigning Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA champion."

The Black Knights will now move on to preparation for the NCAA Championships in Morgantown, W.V., on March 8 and 9. Read more.

Williamson Paces Army Golf in Round Two
2/25/2019

CDT Justin Williamson '20The Army West Point golf team remained in the eighth spot on the team leaderboard and Justin Williamson shot a 3-under 69 in round two to move to sixth in the individual competition. The Black Knights finished day one with a team score of 291 and has a two-day total of 287 (+11). Elon stayed on top of the team leaderboard after shooting a 1-over as a team to finish the two days at 5-under. The Phoenix were one of four schools in the negative numbers following the first two round. Justin Williamson carded a 3-under 69 during round two to head into the final round tied for sixth. Williamson rebounded after a 74 on day one to move up. Team captain Nick Turner was steady on Saturday with an even par 72 and is 3-over for the tournament and in 38th place overall. Tom Katsenes recorded a 75 for the second straight day, while Andrew Watts improved his score by three strokes with a 75 in round two. Loyola's Evan Brown is leading the individual competition with a 9-under score through 36 holes.

Men's Boxing Perfect at Shippensburg Invitational
2/22/2019

Men's Boxing Perfect at Shippensburg InvitationalThe Men's Boxing team traveled to Shippensburg, PA to compete in the Shippensburg Invitational. The men swept the competition finishing a perfect 5-0 with two victories over Navy. The results from the bouts:147lbs Mike Mathews (Army) stopped Will Lopez (WVU) due to a referee stoppage in the 3rd round. 195lbs Eli Manning (Army) defeated Dre Williamson (Navy). 147lbs Donavan Velez (Army) defeated Tyler Sosa (WVU). 139lbs Shane Ferry (Army) defeated Toshi Oue (Navy). 132lbs Calvin Hart (Army) defeated Mike Murray (Nyes gym).

Army Posts Two Academy Records
2/22/2019

CDT Josh Zock '21The Army West Point men's swimming and diving team won three straight events to close out the second day of the Patriot League Championships and hold their second-place standing. Navy has maintained its lead with 365 points, with the Black Knights right behind with 272. Bucknell (159), Lehigh (138) and Boston U. (137) rounded out the top-five, while Loyola (109), American (78), Lafayette (66), Colgate (50) and Holy Cross (50) followed. The day began with the 500 free and Tom Ottman was the first cadet to finish, placing fourth in the finals with a time of 4:23.92.

Kevin Lin rounded out the event in eighth at 4:27.54 after Tyler Kim came in second in the B-Final at 4:27.54. Army got its first event victory of the championships once Brian McKenrick touched the wall at 1:45.67 in the 200 IM. Jay Yang rounded out the finals with an eighth-place showing at 1:52.27 after Evan Zhang won the B-Final at 1:50.34. The Cadets posted their second straight event victory after Josh Zock broke the Academy record in the 50 free with a time of 19.82. The record was in place since 2013 and set by Chris Szekely. Nate Hein and Brandon McCredie tied for fifth in the event at 20.38. Army wrapped up the second day red-hot by beating out Navy to win the 400 medley relay. Brian McKenrick, Brady Almand, Kevin Doo and Josh Zock set an Academy record with their time of 3:12.89. Read more.

Cadets Sweep Longwood In Midweek Doubleheader
2/22/2019

CDT Tyler Giovinco '19The Army West Point baseball team got back in the win column after it completed a midweek doubleheader sweep of Longwood here Thursday.

The Black Knights outscored their host 22-5 on the day following victories of 12-2 and 10-3.

Josh White finished an impressive 3-for-4 in the twin bill with three RBI, three runs and four walks. Six other cadets tallied multiple hits in the games, including a team-best four hits from Andre Walden and Drake Titus. Reeling in a team-high four RBI was John McKenna, while Jacob Hurtubise accounted for five of Army's final 22 runs.

Army's pitching was solid throughout the day as well. Firstie Tyler Giovinco earned his second win of the year after going 6.0 innings, allowing just two runs, one earned, on seven hits in Game 1. Sam Messina notched the win in the nightcap following his 4.1 innings of work. The Phoenix, Ariz., native only gave up three runs, one earned, on two hits during his time on the hill. He also added six punchouts to his stats line. Read more.

Army-Bucknell Hoops to Air on CBS Sports Network
2/22/2019

Army-Bucknell Hoops to Air on CBS Sports NetworkThe Army West Point men's basketball team will play its final game of the 2018-19 regular season against Bucknell in front of a national TV audience.

CBS Sports Network has picked up the March 2nd Patriot League clash that is scheduled to take place in Lewisburg, Pa., at 12 p.m.

The Black Knights will head to Sojka Pavilion looking to spoil the Bison's senior day and get revenge after dropping the first meeting earlier this season. It marks the fourth nationally televised game this season for the Cadets and the third on CBS Sports Network.

The meeting between Army and Bucknell comes on the final day of the Patriot League regular season and could have an impact on league tournament seeding in the tightly-packed standings. Both the Black Knights and Bison have two games left to play, prior to the March 2 finale. Read more.

Ice Climbing in the Catskills
2/22/2019

Ice Climbing in the CatskillsCDTs Jack Roche, Keegan Fitzpatrick, and Ed Coleman went on a trip section with the Mountaineering Club to ice climb in the Catskills mountains. The group hiked into the Hillier Ravine and climbed over seven pitches of ice. CDT Jack Roche got to do his first ice lead this weekend. They worked on ice climbing specific skills such as V-threads, and ice screw placements. In addition to moving quickly and efficiently through terrain. The trip concluded with descending the ravine using ice and tree anchors to rappel.

Women's Swimming & Diving Climbs to Fifth on Day Two
2/22/2019

CDT Whitney Chang '21The Army West Point women's swimming and diving team broke an Academy record and catapulted all the way to fifth place after a successful second day at the Patriot League Championships. Navy maintained its lead with 334 points, with Boston U. (181), Bucknell (174) and Lehigh (164) finishing just ahead of the Black Knights (158). Army is followed by Loyola (91), Holy Cross (86), Colgate (77), American (70) and Lafayette (50). The day began with the 500 free and Meaghan McGovern finished seventh with a time of 4:57.79.

Whitney Chang then swam in the B-Final of the 200 IM and placed third at 2:04.41. Mia Rankin made her championship debut and took fourth in the 50 free at 23.31. Prior to Rankin's finish, Army won the B-Final after Madison Berg touched the wall at 23.15. On the 1-meter board, Serica Hallstead was the top-scoring cadet, coming away with a total of 260.20. The Cadets finished strong, claiming the second-fastest time in the 400 medley relay and setting an Academy record. The group of Cecelia Croman, Kara Wineinger, Whitney Chang and Rankin posted the record time of 3:40.55. Read more.

Charles Glass Book Store Signing
2/22/2019

Charles Glass Book Store SigningThe Book Store will be hosting a book signing at the store on Thursday February, 28 from 10:30am - 11:30am. Charles Glass, author of They Fought Alone, will be meeting with Cadets and signing books. The event is sponsored by the Foreign Language and Geography Departments.

Rifle Stamps Ticket To NCAA Championships
2/21/2019

Rifle Stamps Ticket To NCAA ChampionshipsAfter a program record setting performance in its NCAA qualification match on Saturday, the Army West Point rifle team has qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships. This marks the first time that Army has qualified for the event as a team since the 2013-14 season. "We are all pretty excited to make the NCAAs this year," head coach Web Wright said. "The team really came together when it counted and they should be really proud about that." The event will take place in Morgantown, W.V., beginning on March 8th, with five participants being designated from each team. Eight additional participants from non-qualifying teams have also been selected to bring the total number of participants to 48.

The top four scores from each team will be counted towards the championship total. Selection for the NCAA Championships was determined by taking the average of the team's three highest aggregate point totals of the season and adding it to the team's program record setting score from the NCAA Qualification Match on Feb. 16. The Black Knight's point total has earned them the seventh seed. "We set a program record last Saturday, but I know we have more in us," Wright said. "I am really looking forward to this." Before heading to Morgantown, the Black Knights will participate in the Great America Rifle Conference Championship in Akron, Ohio, on February 22 and 23. "We are headed out to our conference championships on Thursday and look to that as a sort of practice match to get ready." Wright said. Read more.

Women's Basketball Captures Third Straight Victory
2/21/2019

CDT Madison Hovren '19The Black Knights made it three in a row with last night's victory and jumped to sixth in the Patriot League standings after the win and a loss by Colgate.

Madison Hovren led the way for the Black Knights with a game-high 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for a double-double. Kate Murray had another solid performance with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Jess Lewis had a quiet six assists and three steals, while Alisa Fallon recorded nine rebounds and five were on the offensive end.

Oluchi Ezemma was the Crusaders' top player with a double-double on 10 points and 16 rebounds, while Megan Swords contributed with 10 points as well. Army played great defense on Lauren Manis, who came into the game averaging over 17 points per game and had five on the night after shooting 2-of-10 from the floor. She only played 19 minutes and fouled out of the game. Read more.

Hovren Garners MBWA Player of the Week Accolades
2/21/2019

CDT Madison Hovren '19Firstie forward Madison Hovren was named the Division I Player of the Week by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.

Hovren helped Army (10-14) to a pair of road victories last week by averaging 15 points and 14.5 rebounds per game.

She racked up 18 rebounds along with 13 points in a midweek 64-40 triumph at Lafayette, then followed with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Black Knights earned a season sweep over Navy by coasting to a 60-48 victory.

Hovren achieved three milestones against Navy: She extended her all-time Army record for double-doubles to 50; she surpassed 1,000 career rebounds; and she joined Katie Macfarlane (2000-04) as only the second Cadet all-time to exceed 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Halbrook Wins AWPAA Athlete of The Week
2/21/2019

CDT Abby Halbrook '19Fresh off her Women's Track Athlete of the Meet performance at the Patriot League Championships, firstie captain Abby Halbrook has been named Army West Point Athletic Association Player of the Week.

Halbrook won three events for the Black Knights at Sunday's league championship meet, leading the Black Knights to a second place finish.

The Tyler, Texas, native came from behind in the final lap in all three of her wins. She won the women's mile by .04 seconds and the women's 1000m by .03 seconds. She then anchored the women's distance medley relay team to a victory.

In addition to winning Women's Track Athlete of the Meet, Halbrook was recognized as the Women's Highest Point Scorer, earning 22.5 points for Army.

Brattan's Career Day Helps Army Best Siena, 12-8
2/21/2019

CDT Jackie Brattan '22Behind a five-goal outing from yearling Jackie Brattan, the Army West Point women's lacrosse team picked up its fourth-straight win and bested Siena, 12-8, in a non-league road affair on Wednesday afternoon.

The Black Knights (4-0) continue to add to their best start in program history after grabbing the win over the Saints (0-2). Brattan needed just seven shots to net her five scores and post a career day on the field. The second-year attack added a pair of ground balls and three draw controls to her stat line.

Five other Cadets got involved in the scoring action, including Samantha Stewart and Caroline Raymond, who each notched a pair of scores. Beth Hofmann, Manuela Cortes and Megan Raftery also posted a tally in the scoring column. Read more.

Giachin Earns Player of the Week Nods
2/21/2019

CDT Anthony Giachin '21Army West Point baseball saw yearling infielder Anthony Giachin garner Patriot League Player of the Week praise Tuesday.

This was the league's first weekly honors of the season and Giachin's first as a player of the week. The Livingston, N.J., native was tabbed the rookie of the week on three different occasions last season before being selected the 2018 Patriot League Rookie of the Year.

Giachin batted .429 (6-for-14) during Army's 1-2 opening weekend that included a victory over service-academy rival Air Force. The yearling drove in 11 runs on three doubles and one home run while also scoring four times himself. He closed the weekend with a .857 slugging and .500 on-base percentage.

A highlight from the weekend was his 5-for-5 performance with two doubles, one home run, four runs scored and eight RBIs in a 17-2 win over Air Force in the season opener. His eight RBI tied an Academy record for most in a game and was the first time a cadet achieved that feat since Mike Scioletti did so against New York Tech in 1997. He was also one triple shy of hitting for the cycle in the contest.

For his impressive performance, Giachin was also named the College Sports Madness Patriot League Player of the Week. Read more.

Strong Second Half Boosts Men's Lacrosse to Victory
2/21/2019

Strong Second Half Boosts Men's Lacrosse to VictoryAhead just 3-2 at halftime, the No. 13/15 Army West Point men's lacrosse team produced a strong second half on both ends of the field to defeat Hudson Valley rival Marist, 10-4, on Tuesday evening.

The Black Knights posted a seven-goal second half while holding the Red Foxes to two to claim the victory.

Army's defense shined allowing just four in the game causing 14 turnovers.

AJ Barretto backed the defense with 10 saves on 27 shots faced for a .714 save percentage. The four goals allowed is a season-low. Read more.

MacAfee Earns AHA Defender of the Week Honors
2/21/2019

CDT Dalton MacAfee '19After scoring the overtime game-winning goal with 1.7 seconds remaining on Saturday night, Dalton MacAfee of the Army West Point hockey team was named the Atlantic Hockey Defender of the Week. With under ten seconds remaining in the extra frame, Dominic Franco fought the puck off the boards to Zach Evancho behind the Mercychurst net. Evancho fired the puck into the slot and found Dalton MacAfee who buried a snap shot home for the game winner with 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime. MacAfee netted just the second game-winner in his career and finished the night with a goal and an assist for his 10th multi-point game this year alone and 15th in his career. MacAfee boasts five scores in 2018-19 and 23 helpers to lead the Black Knights with 28 points. The firstie captain garnered six blocks and finished with a +3 rating.

Army takes on Sacred Heart next weekend in a home-and-home series. Friday's game will be in Bridgeport, Conn., while Saturday's is at Tate Rink.

Men's Swimming & Diving Ranks Second at Championships
2/21/2019

CDT Daniel Alaimo '22After one day of competition at the Patriot League Championships, the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team ranks second with 104 points. The opening day featured the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay as well as the 3-meter diving finals. Navy currently holds the lead with 133 points, with the Black Knights right behind with 104 points. Lehigh (85), Bucknell (80) and Boston U. (70) rounded out the top-five, while Loyola (58), American (54), Lafayette (44), Colgate (36) and Holy Cross (28) followed. The foursome of Brian McKenrick, Brady Almand, Kevin Doo and Brandon McCredie took second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:28.33. Army turned in another second-place relay time after Kevin Lin, Brian McKenrick, Tom Ottman and Kevin Doo posted a time of 6:30.30 in the 800 free relay. On the 3-meter board, Daniel Alaimo was the top-scoring cadet, coming away with a score of 309.65. Kyle Lipton also scored with a seventh-place showing after he tallied a score of 260.75.

Women's Basketball Claims Star and Season Sweep of Navy
2/19/2019

Women's Basketball Claims Star and Season Sweep of NavyThe Army West Point women's basketball came from behind to earn the Star and the season sweep over Navy with a 60-48 victory on the road at Alumni Hall.

Madison Hovren had an historic day down in Annapolis with another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Hovren became the all-time leader in career double-doubles with 50 after today's game, and she is only the second player in school's history to have 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds. She reached the rebounding milestone in the second half.

Kate Murray continues to impress with 13 points and seven rebounds, and she hit two more 3-pointers today as one of Army's hottest outside shooters as of late. Jess Lewis had a good all-around game with 12 points, seven assists and three rebounds.

Jennifer Coleman led the Mids with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but also had six turnovers in the game. Bianca Roach reached double figures with 10 points. Read more.

Men's Track & Field Wins Patriot League Indoor Championship
2/19/2019

For the first time since 2010, the Army West Point men's track and field team has won the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championship. 

The Black Knights were strong across the board, posting 260 points to claim the title. Read more.

Justin Young was named Rookie of the Meet for his meet record setting performance in the 60mh. Kedrin Jefferson's 21.31 beat the program record of 21.40 from the Penn State National Open. Army has improved its point total in each season under Mike Smith. 2015, fourth (104), 2016, second (140), 2017, second (168), 2018, second (197), 2019, first (260). Full Results: https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=1571.

Murray Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week
2/19/2019

CDT Kate Murray '22Kate Murray averaged 16 points per game in a 2-0 week for Army and was selected the Patriot League Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week.

Murray led the Black Knights with a season high 19 points against Lafayette to help Army snap a five-game losing skid with a 64-40 win. She was 7-of-11 from the field and added five rebounds. Murray then recorded 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the 60-48 win over Navy and hit a pair of 3-pointers in the Star victory.

She has been a catalyst for the Black Knights over the last couple of weeks as she is averaging 15 points and six rebounds per game over the last four contests. Murray has also been a threat from the outside, shooting 50 percent (7-of-14) from distance in the last four games.

The Black Knights are back in action at Christl Arena on Wednesday night as Army hosts Holy Cross at 7 p.m. on the Patriot League Network at PatriotLeague.tv

Men's Lacrosse Climbs in National Polls
2/19/2019

Men's Lacrosse Climbs in National PollsThe Army West Point men's lacrosse team is 2-0 against nationally ranked opponents this season and climbed in this week's national polls. The Black Knights were voted 13th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, while earning the 15th slot in this week's U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll. Army jumped up from the 19 slot last week after topping Rutgers, 10-9, on Saturday who was ranked 8/10 at the time. It was the second week in a row the Black Knights earned an upset victory over a ranked opponent. Brendan Nichtern scored the final tally of the game yet again to record his second-straight game-winner. Johnny Surdick paced the Cadets' defense with four caused turnovers and three ground balls. AJ Barretto backed Army's defensive unit with 13 saves and four ground balls. Rutgers averaged 16.5 goals per game heading into the weekend, but Army held the Scarlet Knights to nine. The Black Knights were a perfect 18-18 on clear attempts in the game and held an advantage in shots on goal (27-22) and caused turnovers (7-6). Rutgers' 20 turnovers hindered its performance compared to Army's 11.

The Cadets host Marist Tuesday for their home opener at Michie Stadium. The game is free for all fans and begins at 3 p.m.

Nichtern, Surdick Recognized by Patriot League
2/19/2019

CDT Johnny Surdick '20Brendan Nichtern and Johnny Surdick of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team both earned weekly honors by the Patriot League, announced Monday. For the second consecutive week, Nichtern was voted the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. He posted his second game-winning goal against a ranked opponent on Saturday. Nichtern also led Army's offense with three goals and an assist to total four points. Nichtern is tied for third in the country in total points this season with 12. He is first among Plebe by four tallies.

Surdick paced Army's defense in its upset victory over #8/10 Rutgers and was named the Defensive Player of the Week. The Scarlet Knights averaged 16.5 goals per game heading into the weekend, but the Black Knights held their opponent to nine in the game. Surdick registered a team-leading four caused turnovers and posted three ground balls to limit Rutgers' offensive production.

Raymond Receives Rookie of the Week Recognition
2/19/2019

CDT Caroline Raymond '22After facilitating the Army West Point women's lacrosse high-powered offense to two wins this past week, Caroline Raymond was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. It marks the second consecutive week that Raymond received the weekly league honors. The first-year midfielder has played a pivotal role in Army's early season success on the offensive end, helping the Black Knights get off to their best start in program history. In an 18-9 win over Marist on Wednesday, she tied the program record for assists in a game with five. It was the most assists recorded in an outing by a cadet since Erin Jollota notched five opposite the Red Foxes on February 11, 2017. Raymond also added a pair of ground balls in the game. On Saturday, she once again shined and posted a goal and two assists in a record-setting 22-5 victory against Hartford at Michie Stadium. The 22 goals were the most scored in a game by the Cadets in program history. With her two helpers, the Mahopac, N.Y., native tied Mikayla Bergin for seventh in all-time assists. Raymond also came away with two draw controls versus the Hawks.

Raymond and the Black Knights will return to action on Wednesday when they head to Loudonville, N.Y., for a 3 p.m. road tilt against Siena.

Captains Lead the Way in Thrilling Hockey OT Victory
2/19/2019

Captains Lead the Way in Thrilling Hockey OT VictoryWith 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime, Dalton MacAfee scored the game-winning goal to lift the Army West Point hockey team to victory over Mercyhurst Saturday night. Down by one with 1:14 remaining, a goal by Zach Evancho forced the extra time and poised the Black Knights for the victory. Matt Penta earned his first collegiate win in net. For the third time this season, Army and Mercyhurst played an overtime game. The Black Knights went 3-0-1 against the Lakers this season. This was the second overtime victory over Mercyhurst this year, the last coming in October. Penta picked up his first collegiate win, turning aside 24 shots. MacAfee netted just the second game-winner in his career tonight. The firstie captain finished the night with a goal and an assist for his 10th multi-point game this year alone and 15th in his career. MacAfee boasts five scores in 2018-19 and 23 helpers. He leads the Black Knights with 28 points. Evancho forced extra time for the second time in six games. The cow scored with a little over a minute to go in regulation and earned the primary assist on the game-winner. Read more.

Women's T&F Places Second at Patriot Leagues
2/19/2019

CDT Abby Halbrook '19The Army Women's Track & Field team placed second at the Patriot League Championships at the United States Naval Academy Sunday.

The Black Knights were led by a championship effort from senior captain Abby Halbrook, who came from behind three times to win the women's mile, women's 1000m and women's distance medley relay. Her 22.5 points were the most in the meet and earned her Female Track Athlete of the Meet.

Plebe Emily Mikoud set the tone early with a win in the shot put. She was named Female Rookie of the Meet. Read more.

Softball Caps Early Bird Classic with Extra-Inning Win
2/19/2019

CDT Taylor Livingston '22The Army West Point softball team closed out the CSUN Early Bird Classic with a thrilling 4-3 victory in nine innings over CSU Bakersfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Black Knights dropped their first game of the day, 6-4, against Santa Clara, and moved to 4-6 on the year. Santa Clara improved to 1-6 on the year, while the Roadrunners fell to 4-3.

Yearling Taylor Livingston led the Black Knights with four hits on the afternoon, including a three-hit effort against Santa Clara. Grace Mattimore and Emily Ballesteros added three base knocks, while Mattimore contributed one of Army's two doubles and drove in a team-high two runs.

Rookie Jolie Duong was dominant once again in the circle, tossing all nine innings of the night cap and striking out a season-high six batters. The Houston, Texas, native scattered seven hits and three walks while allowing just three runs (two earned). Read more.

Debate Brings Home the Novice Champions Trophy
2/15/2019

Debate Brings Home the Novice Champions TrophyThe West Point Debate Team had an amazing and successful weekend at James Madison recently. Among the success, Cadets Kizzie '20 and Taylor '20 defeated George Mason in finals and carried home the Novice Champions Trophy. The team competed well.

Women’s Team Handball at Penn State
2/15/2019

Women’s Team Handball at Penn StateThe Army Women's Team Handball traveled to Penn State University to take on the current college national champions. The Gold team played both games against Penn State since most of the Black team players were tied up with 500th night weekend. Gold started off the first quite slowly as the new players had to learn how to work with each other and the pace of play was faster than they had ever experienced. They rallied in the second half, but still lost 14 to 23. They toughened up their defense for the second game, staying within 2 points of Penn State until the final five minutes of the game, but still lost 7 to 12 against the defending national champions. A great developmental experience for the team.

Navigators Weekend Networking Retreat
2/15/2019

Navigators Weekend Networking RetreatThe weekend was a great success. Fifty-seven cadets total came and over sixty came from different posts around the Army. The cadets networked with different post ministries and it was an opportunity for First Class Cadets to inform their posting decisions based on where they could best get spiritual training.

Four Hat Tricks Lifts Women's Lacrosse Over Marist
2/14/2019

Four Hat Tricks Lifts Women's Lacrosse Over MaristEight different Cadets found the back of the net as the Army West Point women's lacrosse team captured an 18-9 victory over Hudson Valley rival Marist on Wednesday at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field. The Black Knights' (2-0) offensive barrage continued as four Cadets tallied a hat trick opposite the Red Foxes (0-1). Cameron Manor made her first appearance of the year in her second season with the squad and led all goal scorers with a career-high four. Samantha Stewart, Manuela Cortes and Jackie Brattan each recorded a hat trick as well, while Megan Raftery added a pair of scores. Caroline Raymond was the team's primary facilitator, dishing out five assists in just her second collegiate contest. Also aiding in the Black Knights scoring efforts was Olivia Carter, who tallied her first career goal, and handed out a pair of helpers. The 36 goals scored over Army's last two contests tied a program record for back-to-back games, a feat which was originally set last season. The Black Knights also tied a single-game program record as four Cadets tallied a hat trick. Read more.

Men's Basketball Capture Home Win Over Boston U., 71-61
2/14/2019

Four Cadets scored in double-figures as the Army West Point men's basketball team completed the season sweep of Boston U. following a 71-61 win on Wednesday afternoon at Christl Arena. The Black Knights (12-14, 7-6 Patriot League) were led in scoring by Tommy Funk's 17 points, which the cow paired with a team-best four assists. Matt Wilson had an efficient outing as well, knocking down seven shots on 11 tries for 15 points, while reeling in a game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double. Alex King and Lonnie Grayson both shot over 50 percent from the field against the Terriers (11-15, 4-9 Patriot League) and finished with 10 points apiece. Off the bench, Cayne Edwards did some damage from down low after coming away with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting. Funk's four assists made him the program's all-time leader with 483. He additionally moved to third in single-season assists with 156, surpassing his total from his freshman campaign (155). Wilson became the 34th cadet in program history to record 1,000 career points. He is just the 20th cadet to accomplish that feat in three seasons. Read more.

SAME Attends Secret Briefing
2/14/2019

SAME Attends Secret BriefingThe Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) had a special opportunity to attend a Secret briefing presented by LTC Jim Schreiner, Academy Professor and Director Operations Research Center (ORCEN) for the Department of Systems Engineering. The briefing provided improved understanding and clarity regarding Resolute Support Mission and the role of engineers with respect to combat task forces (IEDs and limited construction), the USACE District, and the Joint Command. LTC Schreiner helped strengthen engineer fellowship and with other faculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the 16 Cadets present.

Wrestling Cracks Top-25 in NWCA Coaches Poll
2/14/2019

Wrestling Cracks Top-25 in NWCA Coaches PollThe Army West Point wrestling team entered the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I Coaches Poll at 25th on Tuesday. The Black Knights received 15 points in the poll and are ranked in the Coaches' Poll for the first time since Dec. 6, 2005. "I'm proud of the recognition our wrestlers are getting at the national level," head coach Kevin Ward said. "It says a lot about the work they have put in and the belief they have in themselves and in their teammates. Being ranked in the top-25 is validation that we are on the right track, but that's not our end goal. Our goal is to continue to climb, continue to do what we have done and continue to do it better every day." Army improved to 7-2 on the season and 6-0 in EIWA duals following its thrilling 22-19 victory over Bucknell on Sunday. The win was the fifth straight for the Cadets, their longest streak since the 2016-17 campaign. Additionally, Army's 6-0 start in conference is its best since the 2005-06 campaign. Read more.

Murray Helps Women's Basketball Halt Skid at Lafayette
2/14/2019

CDT Kate Murray '22The Army West Point women's basketball got a much-needed 64-40 road victory at Lafayette to snap a five-game losing skid on Wednesday night. Kate Murray led the way for the Black Knights with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting. She also added five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the victory. Madison Hovren recorded a double-double with 13 points and 18 boards, while Morgann Yancey had 12 points and was 3-of-5 from distance in the win. Hovren tied Army's all-time record for career double-doubles with her 49th and she is even with Katie Macfarlane '04 for the most in Black Knights history. Army held Lafayette to 40 points and the Leopards didn't have a player reach double digits as Drew Freeland had a team-high nine points. Natalie Kucowski, Lafayette's main threat, was 3-of-24 from the field. She did have 19 rebounds and four blocks in the losing effort. Army started out shooting the ball really well through the first quarter at 53 percent and Yancey led all scorers with eight points on 3-of-3 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers. The Black Knights opened the game on a 15-5 scoring run and ended up with a 20-10 lead after one. Hovren had five points and five rebounds in the first 10 minutes and Army had four players on the scoresheet in the opening frame. Read more.

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2/13/2019

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Stewart, Raymond Earn Weekly League Honors
2/13/2019

Stewart, Raymond Earn Weekly League HonorsCow Samantha Stewart and plebe Caroline Raymond received Patriot League weekly honors after helping the Army West Point women's lacrosse team open its 2019 campaign with an 18-8 win over Iona this past weekend. "We had a phenomenal team victory on Saturday due to the hard work and preparation of our 42 players put in during the offseason," Noto Family head women's lacrosse coach Kristen Skiera said. "Sami and Caroline helped set the tone for the start of our season with gritty individual performances and it's great to see them recognized after the opening week of play." Stewart, who was named the league's midfielder of the week, had a standout performance opposite the Gaels. The New Canaan, Conn., native posted a hat trick after tying her career-high in goals scored with four. She also recorded a career-high six ground balls to pair with six draw controls in the Black Knights' win. Read more.

Army Dominant at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center
2/13/2019

The Pistol Team hosted The Citadel at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center for an intercollegiate pistol match on 25 26 Jan 19. Army was dominant, winning all three open events for an aggregate score of 6351 to The Citadel's 5878. Army won the Air Pistol event with a 4-person team score of 2203 to The Citadel's 2112. Firstie Team Captain Caleb Roth shot the high score of 559 out of a possible 600. Cow Sean Min shot a 555. Firsties Garrett Plant and Liz Irving shot 545 and 544, respectively. Army shot a team score of 2000 in Free Pistol to The Citadel's 1803. Roth shot an excellent 522 and was closely followed by Plant with a 516. Firstie Hyun Yim shot a 487 and cow Keegan Buros shot a 475. In the final event, Standard Pistol, Army won with a score of 2148 to the Citadel's 1963. Buros shot the high score of 550. Firsties Quin Cochran and Liz Irving shot scores of 539 and 530, respectively. Roth shot a 529.

Mattimore Garners Patriot League Honors
2/13/2019

Mattimore Garners Patriot League HonorsYearling Grace Mattimore of the Army West Point softball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week following her impressive performance during the team's opening weekend. Mattimore earned her first league honor after hitting .500 (6-for-12) with three home runs, two doubles, four walks, four runs scored and 11 RBI. The Ashburn, Va., native either leads or is tied for the lead in every offensive category and has already surpassed her marks from last season in less than half the at bats. The Black Knights return to action this weekend as they travel to the Golden State for an 11-game set, starting with the CSUN Early Bird Classic. Army opens the tournament against the host Matadors on Friday with a twin bill at 11 a.m. ET and 1:15 p.m. ET.

Nichtern Tacks on More Weekly Honors
2/13/2019

Nichtern Tacks on More Weekly HonorsAfter being named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, Brendan Nichtern of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team was voted the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week as well as a member of the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I Team of the Week. The rookie attacker led the Black Knights with seven points on four goals and three assists including the game-winner. Nichtern is the first plebe to tally at least seven points in their first game in over 15 years. He scored four goals on just five shots for a .800 shot percentage. For the fifth year in a row, the Cadets topped #18/19 UMass in their season opener. The Black Knights will continue the start of their season on the road next weekend when Army faces #8/10 Rutgers.

Baptist Student Union Retreat
2/13/2019

Baptist Student Union RetreatThe Baptist Student Union conducted a leadership retreat with nine cadets, three officers and three civilians to Mechanicville, NY. They conducted personal reflection times, workouts, sessions, meals together, fellowship, outreach to a Mechanicville, and discussion groups.

Men’s Lacrosse Makes Appearance in USILA Poll
2/13/2019

Men’s Lacrosse Makes Appearance in USILA PollFollowing a 12-11 overtime victory over #18/19 Massachusetts on Saturday, the Army West Point men's lacrosse team was voted 19th in this week's U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll. For the fifth year in a row, the Black Knights opened their season with a victory over the Minutemen. Forced into an overtime golden goal situation, rookie attacker Brendan Nichtern netted the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the extra time for the win. UMass forced overtime with a second to go in regulation, but the Black Knights won the ensuing faceoff with help from Evan Condon and Johnny Surdick to set the team up for victory. After a timeout by head coach Joe Alberici, Nichtern drove in from the right side, beating the left-handed UMass goalie for the tally. AJ Barretto boasted a career-high 17 saves in his 2019 debut.

It was Army's first win over a ranked opponent since defeating Rutgers last February. Nichtern had an outstanding performance for the Black Knights with seven points on four goals and three helpers. The rookie helped Army to its first overtime victory since 2017 when the Cadets topped Notre Dame, 10-9. The Black Knights will continue the start of their season on the road next weekend when Army faces #8/10 Rutgers.

Cadets Working with Habitat for Humanity
2/11/2019

Cadets Working with Habitat for HumanityCadets spent the day working at Habitat for Humanity for Greater Newburgh. Habitat Newburgh invests in changing the quality of life for homeowners and the larger community beyond their homebuilding activities through their neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Sullivan Sends Army Wrestling to Fifth Straight Win
2/11/2019

CDT Ben Sullivan '22Trailing by three heading into the heavyweight bout, rookie Ben Sullivan of the Army West Point wrestling team picked up a pin to secure the team's fifth-straight victory with a 22-19 win over Bucknell at Christl Arena on Sunday afternoon. Sullivan carried a 1-0 lead into the third period when he started in the top position. The New Paris, Ohio native managed to tilt his opponent and flip the Bison heavyweight onto his back for the pin at 5:26 to lock up the win for the home side. The Black Knights improved to 7-2 on the year and remain perfect against EIWA opponents at 6-0. The Bison dropped to 6-8 and 4-4 in conference duals.

Army improved to 13-4 in the all-time series with Bucknell. The Cadets remain perfect in conference duals at 6-0, its best start against EIWA foes since 2005-06. The Black Knights have won five-straight duals, their longest streak since 2016-17. Army won its seventh dual of the season, tying the 2016-17 squad for the most in the Kevin Ward era. Hetrick earned his first-career dual win. Shie posted his 15th bonus point win of the season. The Fairfield, Ohio, native and Harvey remained tied for the most wins on the team with 23. Harvey documented his team-leading eighth dual win of the year. Stewart collected his 15th win of the season. The Lewistown, Pa., native notched his fifth dual win of his cow campaign. Sullivan sent the Black Knights fans home happy with his fourth pin of the season. Read more.

Offensive Barrage Propels Women's Lacrosse Past Iona, 18-8
2/11/2019

CDT Jackie Brattan '22Seven different Cadets scored, including four with hat tricks, to help the Army West Point women's lacrosse team open its 2019 season with an 18-8 victory over Iona at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The foursome of Jackie Brattan, Manuela Cortes, Megan Raftery and Samantha Stewart led the offensive charge, combining for 14 of the Black Knights' (1-0) 18 goals opposite the Gaels (0-1), while each tallying a hat trick. Caroline Raymond, Rilee Scott and Nikki Polhamus also netted a score in the game. Juliana Dworschak had a standout performance after finishing with a game-high eight draw controls. Her effectiveness on the draw control allowed Army to stay on the attack, gain more offensive possessions and score the most goals in a season opener in program history. Army improved to 2-0 all-time versus Iona. The 18 goals scored were the most by an Army team since the Black Knights tallied 19 against Wofford on March 8, 2018. It was also the most goals scored in a home opener in program history. Cortes tallied the seventh hat trick of her career. Read more.

Army Hunting Mentorship Weekend
2/11/2019

Army Hunting Mentorship WeekendFour cadets from the Cadet Hunt Club traveled to the Lost Owl Ranch, in Menard, Texas. Every year, ranch owners, the Ciliske Family, host Active Duty military members for a mentorship hunting weekend. The cadets hunted alongside and were mentored by CSM(R) Heinze, retired CSM of the First Cavalry Division and his son SGT Heinze. The cadets were also mentored by the Hunt Club OICs SFC Dhabolt and SFC Wray, and CPT Chuck Ciliske '10. Over the weekend cadet were able to harvest a total of seven deer, prepare the meat, and then donate approximately 400lbs of meat to feed the needy in the area. Cadets also Hunted Fox and Coyote (which are encroaching on the Ranch's Goats and deer population), and Duck. The Lost Owl Ranch is in the Texas Deer Management Program and the cadets learned about land management techniques, ranch ecology, and the effects of invasive species on plants and animals in the area.

Men's Lacrosse Perseveres, Tops #18/19 UMass
2/11/2019

Men's Lacrosse Perseveres, Tops #18/19 UMassForced into an overtime golden goal situation, rookie attacker Brendan Nichtern of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team netted the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the extra time to send the Black Knights to a 12-11 victory over the 18/19-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen on the road Saturday. The Minutemen forced overtime with a second to go in regulation, but the Black Knights won the ensuing faceoff with help from Evan Condon and Johnny Surdick to set the team up for victory. After a timeout by head coach Joe Alberici, Nichtern drove in from the right side, beating the left-handed UMass goalie for the tally. AJ Barretto boasted a career-high 17 saves in his 2019 debut. For the fifth year in a row, Army topped #18/19 Massachusetts in its season opener. It was the eighth-straight year the Cadets opened with the Minutemen. The Black Knights tied things up in the all-time series which now resides at 14-14. It was Army's first win over a ranked opponent since defeating #10/11 Rutgers last February. Nichtern had an outstanding performance for the Black Knights with seven points on four goals and three helpers. Read more.

Army Football Relives Historic Season at Annual Banquet
2/11/2019

Army Football Relives Historic Season at Annual BanquetThe Army West Point football team remembered its magical 2018 season and honored its firsties Friday night at the Black Knights' annual banquet held in Eisenhower Hall. In total 36 firsties were honored throughout the event and 11 different awards were handed out. The coaching staff also acknowledged its letterwinners from this past season. Rich DeMarco served as master of ceremonies, while head coach Jeff Monken spoke about the 2018 season and the expectations for the upcoming year. Following the team highlight video, the firstie players, managers and student mentors were honored with varsity letters and framed jerseys. After Coach Monken gave comments on each receiving firstie, he and Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan handed out plaques acknowledging the 11 players who were named to the Phil Steele All-Independent Team. Then it was on to the awards presentations. Cole Christiansen, Bryce Holland and Darnell Woolfolk all shared the Creighton W. Abrams Memorial Award as team captains. Austin Schuffert accepted this award on behalf of his classmate, Holland, since the Chandler, Ariz., native wasn't able to be in attendance. Read more.

Women's Tennis Outlasts Rutgers at Home, 4-3
2/11/2019

Women's Tennis Outlasts Rutgers at Home, 4-3The Army West Point women's tennis team continued its five-match home stand with a 4-3 victory over Rutgers at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center on Friday afternoon. The Black Knights improved to 5-2 on the season, while the Scarlet Knights dropped to 2-1. Army has won two of the last three meetings against the Scarlet Knights. The Black Knights extended their winning streak to four matches. Einck and Boubel improved to 3-0 on the season in singles duals. The doubles tandem of Dolehide and Vincent jumped to a team-best 4-0 mark in duals. Read more.

Softball Earns Opening-Day Split at Mercer Invitational
2/11/2019

CDT Grace Mattimore '22The Army West Point softball team rebounded against host-Mercer to earn an opening-day split at the Mercer Invitational on Friday. The Black Knights fell in their season-opener against Jacksonville State, 6-0, before mounting an 8-6 victory over the Bears in the night cap. Army currently sits at 1-1, along with Mercer, while Jacksonville State went 2-0 on the afternoon. Senior Carrie Reilly powered the offense today by going 3-for-6, scoring three runs and driving in one, while yearling Grace Mattimore provided the pop with her first collegiate home run and four RBI. Rookie Bianca Gonzalez added two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove one in as well. In the circle, yearling Taylor Drayton tossed a complete game for the Cadets in game one, allowing just four hits in six innings of work while striking out three. Cow Macey Newbary struck out a team-high four batters in the second game, while plebe Jolie Duong picked up the win in relief. The Houston, Texas, native scattered four hits through her 2.2 innings of work. Read more.

Catholic Chapel Trip to Washington D.C.
2/11/2019

Catholic Chapel Trip to Washington D.C.Cadet Truman Gabriel led 22 Cadets from the West Point Catholic Chapel on the 5th annual trip to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. to attend the Opening Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life. In addition, the cadets took a tour of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and participated in Mass with His Excellency, Timothy Broglio, the Archbishop of the Military Services for the United States. This trip section gave all cadets the opportunity to reflect on two principles that are fundamental to our military profession: the intrinsic value of all human beings and the defense of human life.

Army Judo Beats RMC
2/8/2019

Army Judo Beats RMCThe USMA Judo Team competed against members of the Royal Military College of Canada. In total at least 25 USMA cadets competed against the total of 16 RMC cadets that day. Both institutions had a great time training and competing. Most of the matches were won by USMA and thus USMA won the competition over RMC.

Army Boxing Friday Night Fights
2/8/2019

Army Boxing Friday Night FightsThe Army West Point Boxing team conducted Friday Night Fights recently. The team held three bouts for the ladies and five bouts for the men. Winners of the night were: Cadets Leija Cobb, Simon Lee, Michael Mathews, Maggie Ballew, Benjamin Westerberg, Isaiah Queen, Sidney Sandburg and Shiloh Begley.

Cadets Visit the Japanese Weekend School
2/8/2019

Cadets Visit the Japanese Weekend SchoolSeven Cadets of Japanese Forum Club visited Japanese Weekend School in NJ and they supported Japanese Exchange Officers to brief students and parents of the school regarding USMA and NDAJ (National Defense Academy of Japan) and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). Cadets answered several questions by participants and they talked about their cadet life.

Drinkall Joins Army Football Staff
2/8/2019

Army West Point head football coach Jeff Monken announced the addition of Matt Drinkall to his staff Thursday. Drinkall joins the Army staff as the offensive quality control coach. He comes to the Banks of the Hudson after a very successful five-year stint as the head coach at Kansas Wesleyan where the Coyotes were 42-17, including a 37-12 slate against KCAC opponents. His last four teams won 40 games (40-8) during the best four-year run in school history. He departed holding the fourth-highest win total in program history as well.

The culmination of that was in 2018 when Wesleyan won its first conference championship since 2002 after going 10-0 and advancing to the semifinals of the NAIA National Championship. The Coyotes posted a program-best 13-1 record and shattered virtually every school and numerous KCAC and NAIA records in the process during their historic season.

In 2017, the Coyotes continued their renewed success under Drinkall by posting an 8-3 overall mark and a 7-2 record in the KCAC. He coached a pair of AFCA and Associated Press NAIA All-Americans in 2017 in Trenton Poe-Evans and Garrett Updegraft. Wesleyan's offense ranked No. 6 in the NAIA in sacks allowed, No. 20 in scoring offense, and No. 24 in total offense. Senior Tyler Welch led the NAIA in kickoff return yards, Updegraft ranked third in the NAIA in tackles per game and Poe-Evans led all NAIA tight ends in receiving yards, touchdowns, receptions and receptions per game. Read more.

USMA Cyber Team Wins in France
2/7/2019

USMA Cyber Team Wins in FranceThe West Point Cyber Policy team won its fourth Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition in France. The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is designed to offer students across a wide range of academic disciplines a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber conflict.

The Cyber Policy team represents five different majors: Computer Science, International Relations, Economics, Operations Research and Law. Preparing for the competition involved not only understanding the relevant laws, strategies and institutions of France and the European Union, but also the processes and timelines involved in using them.

“What the cadets accomplished is tremendous and a testament to their hard work and the resources the academy and Army Cyber Institute have made available to them,” Major Patrick Bell, Army Cyber Institute research scientist and a Cyber Policy team coach, said. “To put this into perspective, our team of American undergraduate students won a competition in France, where they notionally advised the French president, while competing against teams of elite French graduate school students and were judged by an expert panel of mostly French judges.” Read more.

Kirk Named AWPAA Athlete of The Week
2/7/2019

CDT Geoff Kirk '21After setting a program record in Army West Point men's track and field's Star Meet victory over service-academy rival Navy, yearling Geoff Kirk has been named AWPAA Athlete of the Week.

Kirk set the program record for men's shot put for the second consecutive week, posting a distance of 17.94m.

Prior to Kirk's record-breaking performance on Saturday, he broke Duance Fuller's 1979 record of 17.41m with a throw of 17.49m at the Penn State National Open.

The Avon, Conn., native will look to carry his success into the Patriot League Championships which begin on February 16.

Debate at the McGill University Model UN Conference
2/7/2019

Debate at the McGill University Model UN ConferenceTen cadets of the United States Military Academy Model United Nations team traveled to Montreal, Quebec to participate in McGill University Model United Nations Conference (McMUN) hosted by McGill University. McMUN presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent USMA and the US Army in a professional and positive way to an international student audience. Schools in attendance included Georgetown University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Florida International University, and American University, among many others. Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to international cooperation to combat Alzheimer's Disease in WHO, economic reconstruction and microfinancing in ECOFIN, efforts to combat illicit arms trafficking across nation-states in UNGA Special Assembly, and international legal arbitration between Russia and the United States in the ICJ.

The conference ended with multiple cadets earning individual awards, with the entire team performing well and displaying exceptional speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving with over 1,600 other students from domestic and international universities. The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: John Govern '19, Jason Filios '22, Katarina Christianson '21 and Jake Stoffel '19. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: Joel Macklin '19, Dana Cody '20, George Pavlakis '21, Noah Kim '22, Ben Snyder '21, Hunter Arnold '21, Amanda Horsey '19, Cam Hay '21 and Jack Chu '19.

Powerlifting at the Northeast Iron Beast
2/7/2019

Powerlifting at the Northeast Iron BeastThe Army Powerlifting Team (APL) competed in the Northeast Iron Beast (NEIB) competition to qualify the team’s lifters for Collegiate Nationals. The team put up an outstanding performance with all thirteen lifters qualifying and taking home a total of 18 medals with eight gold, five silver and five bronze. With nearly 140 registered competitors, this was the largest North East Iron Beast competition in history. Although winter storms threatened to cancel the meet, most competitors braved the elements to showcase their strength. Of note, NEIB continues to be an excellent opportunity to strengthen Army Powerlifting's relationship with the USA Powerlifting Association, as well as other lifting teams across the region. From a strategic, team-internal perspective, Army Powerlifting has now qualified all but seven members of the squad for Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals 2019.

Army Crew Defeats RMC
2/7/2019

Army Crew Defeats RMCArmy Crew competed against the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) during the annual exchange. Army defeated RMC with an overall time of 2:00.47, which was 6 minutes and 30 seconds faster than RMC. The competition is a series of head to head 2000-meter erg races where the fastest times are aggregated to determine the overall winner. For this year's competition, six Varsity Men, three Novice Women, eight Novice Men, and one Coxswain competed in seven heats. The event concluded with a mixed relay race and an awards ceremony.

Cadets Host the Jean Bartik Computing Symposium
2/6/2019

Cadets Host the Jean Bartik Computing SymposiumThe Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department hosted the Jean Bartik Computing Symposium. The symposium brought women and underrepresented minorities from computing disciplines at the service academies together with their counterparts in the military and government here at West Point. The event seeks to promote fellowship among women and minorities in computing majors and provide technical training through interactive workshops.

Jefferson Receives Patriot League Honors
2/6/2019

CDT Kedrin Jefferson '21After posting a league leading time in Army's Star Meet victory over Navy, yearling Kedrin Jefferson was named Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Week. The Memphis, Tenn., native followed up his program record setting performance in the 200m dash at the Penn State National Open with a nationally charting mark in the Army-Navy Star Meet. "Kedrin has really started to master the 200m event," head coach Mike Smith said. "He has reached a level of consistency now that places him among the better runners in the NCAA."

Jefferson's adjusted time of 21.12 is the top time recorded in the Patriot League this season and ranks 34th nationally. "There is still room for him to improve," Smith said. "I think we will be talking about him and his superlatives for the rest of the winter and into the spring." This marks the fourth time this season that a Black Knight has claimed the weekly honor for men's track. Cow Tyrell Maddox has won two weekly awards and plebe Justin Young received the honor following the Keydet Invitational. Read more.

Orienteering at the Navigator's Cup
2/6/2019

Orienteering at the Navigator's CupOver the course of the weekend, the Orienteering Team competed in the Georgia Navigator’s Cup, a four-day navigational event, at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. This event consisted of three classic races and an aptly named Extreme-O course filled with unique obstacles and challenges. The team had many stellar and standout performances who placed highly in their respective categories. CDTs Fletcher, Aloma, and Parker swept the podium in the M-Red category for the weekend. Several team alumni from nearby Forts Benning, Rucker, and Gordon showed up to inspire and reconnect. The O-Team performed exceptionally and looks forward to continued excellence this spring season.

Climbing Hosts the Royal Military College of Canada
2/6/2019

Climbing Hosts the Royal Military College of CanadaUSMA Climbing hosted a joint training exercise with Canadian counterparts in the Class of '79 Rock Wall and Arvin Gym. This event was held to strengthen the existing partnership with the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and to share training knowledge and tips with regards to indoor sport climbing. This event was a great success, members of both teams were actively engaged in various activities throughout the weekend with a culmination of a joint training exercise. It was a great opportunity to showcase the Class of '79 wall as well as allow cadets to interact and compete with their counterparts from RMC.

Annual Army Fencing Tournament
2/6/2019

Annual Army Fencing TournamentArmy Fencing held its annual tournament recently. The team hosted nine teams to include Navy, whom Army beat. Army women finished 3rd overall and men finished 5th. These standings are impressive given the majority of the teams are varsity. Navy sent a follow-up note that captured the tenure of the event-Thank you for putting on a great meet last weekend at West Point.

Lewis Named Defensive Line Coach
2/6/2019

Lewis Named Defensive Line CoachArmy West Point head football coach Jeff Monken announced the hiring of Kevin Lewis to his staff on Tuesday. Lewis will oversee the Black Knights' defensive line, a position group he's very familiar with. He comes to the Banks of the Hudson with 12 years of experience coaching that unit, most recently a five-year stint at William and Mary. During his time with the Tribe, Lewis coached all-conference selections during each of his five seasons and helped three former defensive linemen earn NFL opportunities.

Highlighting those who benefited from Lewis' tutelage was All-American defensive end Mike Reilly. Honored as the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year, Reilly was a Buchanan Award Watch List selection and signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns following a tremendous senior campaign in which he ranked 13th nationally in sacks per game. Also garnering NFL opportunities were a pair of defensive tackles in Jasper Coleman and Tyler Claytor. Coleman, a 2014 Chuck Boone Leadership Award Nominee, signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans following his senior season, while Claytor earned a tryout with the Chicago Bears after his first-team all-conference selection in 2016. Read more.

GEN Benyasri Visits USMA
2/5/2019

Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of Defense Gen. Ponpipaat Benyasri visited the U.S. Military Academy to learn more about the academy and continue to strengthen the partnership between the two armies. There are currently three Thai cadets enrolled at WestPoint and 25 have graduated since 1930. A team from Thailand will also be participating in Sandhurst this year.

Black Knights Land 49 on Patriot Honor Roll
2/5/2019

Army West Point placed 49 student-athletes from five teams on the 2018-19 Patriot League Fall Academic Honor Roll for strong performances in the classroom.

Women's soccer led the way with 15 honorees apiece followed closely by women's cross country (14) and men's cross country (11).

To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports. Read more.

The Corbin Forum Hosts Girl Scout Troops
2/5/2019

Cadets with the Corbin Forum hosted Girl Scout troops from New York and New Jersey recently. This event brought Girls Scouts between the ages of five and fourteen to West Point to have a fun team-bonding experience by camping out on the basketball court and participating in various workshops that taught them about confidence.

Oliver Added to Army Executive Staff
2/5/2019

Army West Point Athletics has announced the hiring of Jonathan Oliver as a Senior Associate Athletic Director for High Performance.

Oliver will oversee Army's athletic training and strength and conditioning departments as well as the nutrition program for its athletes.

"I am honored and excited to work with the stellar coaches and staff that have contributed to the rich history of Army, but most importantly the cadets-athletes," Oliver said. "These young men and women have a greater mission and I am excited to be a part of their development as athletes, but also as future leaders."

Before arriving at West Point, Oliver spent six years at Texas Christian University as an assistant professor within the department of kinesiology. In addition to his role as assistant professor, Oliver served as Director of The Sports Science Center at TCU, for which he also developed. As director, Oliver oversaw all aspects of the center's operations which provided a multidisciplinary approach to improving sport performance and athlete health for TCU athletics, local high schools, and professional sporting organizations. Read more.

Men's Track And Field Strong In Sweep Of Navy
2/4/2019

Men's Track And Field Strong In Sweep Of NavyThe Army West Point men's track and field team defeated rival Navy to claim the Star in the 2019 Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet on Saturday.

The Cadets were strong across the board in a decisive 100-81 win at Gillis Field House.

The win was a part of a sweep of Navy by Army's men and women's cross country teams. Army and Navy are now tied at seven in the 2018-19 Star Series presented by USAA.

Army's 100-point performance is only the program's third in the history of the Indoor Star Meet. This also marks just the fifth time that the Black Knights have claimed both the men's and women's indoor meet. Read more.

Women's Track And Field Completes Sweep Of Navy
2/4/2019

Women's Track And Field Completes Sweep Of NavyThe Army West Point women's track and field team defeated Navy in a thrilling Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet on Saturday.

The Cadets edged out their rival 89.5 to 88.5, clinching the victory in the final event of the afternoon.

Army's two track and field teams combined for a sweep over their rival to pull even at seven in the 2018-19 Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA. Read more.

Gymnastics Sets Season-High Mark vs. Navy
2/4/2019

CDT Cole Casanova '20The Army West Point gymnastics team posted a season-high in its 401.100 – 400.550 deficit to Navy on Saturday. The Black Knights notched a program record mark in still rings for the second time this season with a 67.300. Cole Casanova and Mathew Davis went one-two in the all-around. The Black Knights posted a program record on still rings with a 67.300 rating. Army topped its previous best mark which was set against Penn State earlier this season. The Cadets' 400.550 was the team's top mark this season. Casanova championed the meet with an 80.900 in all-around and was followed by Davis with a 67.600. Casanova placed first on both vault and parallel bars. Davis championed floor exercise. Taka Giese helped Army to the program mark on still rings with an event-leading and career-high 13.700 score. Matthew Martin championed pommel horse with a career-high score. Read more.

Women's Tennis Sweeps Binghamton, SHU in Home Opener
2/4/2019

CDT Caroline Vincent '22The Army West Point women's tennis team opened its home schedule with a pair of victories over Binghamton and Sacred Heart at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center on Friday. The Black Knights began with a 7-0 shutout win over the Bearcats before claiming a 6-1 victory over the Pioneers. Army improved to 4-2 on the season, while Binghamton dropped to 0-3 and Sacred Heart fell to 1-5. Army posted its 20th win all-time against Binghamton. The Black Knights improved to 10-0 in the all-time series with Sacred Heart. Vincent notched her first-career win in the top singles flight. DiMaio and Waldman earned their team-leading third dual wins of the year. Waldman garnered her fifth career dual win in singles action. The Acworth, Ga., native tied her singles win total from a season ago with her 11th of the year. McCormick etched her 30th career singles win. Allen posted her 30th career doubles dual victory. Boubel and Pidgeon improved to 2-0 in duals this year. Boubel collected her 10th-career singles dual win. Pidgeon extended her winning streak to eight-straight matches. Bou documented her 10th win of the season in singles and doubles action. Inchauste contributed her first-career win at the No. 2 singles position. Dolehide added her fifth doubles win of the year with a pair of victories. Read more.

Army Hockey Forces Overtime with Crusaders
2/4/2019

CDT Zach Evancho '20Trailing 2-1 with 25 seconds left in regulation, Zach Evancho of the Army West Point hockey team scored a power play goal to force overtime against Holy Cross on Saturday night. The Black Knights and the Crusaders skated to a 2-2 draw, providing one point to the Cadets in league standings. Evancho had two points on the night after setting up the first goal and tallying the second score. The Black Knights scored on their first power play of the game four minutes into the second period. Evancho passed the puck into traffic in front of the net where Colin Bilek was waiting and took a shot. Dominic Franco came up with the rebound and scored with a between the legs shot 1:06 into the power play. Holy Cross tallied back-to-back even strength goals in the third period within 6:15 minutes to take a 2-1 lead. With 25 seconds remaining in regulation, Matt Berkovitz passed the puck along the blue line to Evancho who fired a shot from the right circle beating Erik Gordon to tie the game. The Black Knights closed out the overtime frame with the puck firing as many shots as possible including the final of the game, but things would end in a 2-2 tie. Read more.

Wrestling Stay Hot with Fourth-Straight Win
2/4/2019

CDT Corey Shie '22With temperatures in the mid-teens outside, the Army West Point wrestling team stayed hot with its fourth-straight dual win to the tune of 28-10 over West Virginia on Friday evening.

The Black Knights improved to 6-2 on the season, while West Virginia dropped to 4-13.

After falling behind 6-0 following the first two matches, a pin by rookie Corey Shie fired up the visiting squad and tied the dual. The Mountaineers picked up their only bonus point win of the night in the following match, but Army rattled off six-straight wins to earn their first non-conference win of the year. Read more.

Softball Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Poll
2/1/2019

Softball Tabbed Fourth in Preseason PollThe Army West Point softball team was picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League Preseason poll, which was released Thursday. Boston U., the reigning Patriot League champions, were selected to finish first with 72 points and 12 of the 14 first-place votes. Lehigh and Bucknell tied for second place in the poll with 56 points each, while the Mountain Hawks claimed the final two first-place nods. Holy Cross rounded out the top five with 30 points, while Colgate's 23 points placed itself sixth ahead of Lafayette who earned 11 points. Army also landed three cadet-athletes on the Preseason All-Patriot League Team in senior Carrie Reilly, junior Emily Ballesteros and sophomore Taylor Drayton. The Black Knights tied with the Boston U. for the most players on the preseason all-league squad with three, while Bucknell and Lehigh each earned two honorees. Reilly was named to the All-Patriot League First Team a season ago after posting a breakout season. The Riverside, Ill., native started in 51-of-53 games as a junior last season, contributing 52 hits, 28 RBI, 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples and four home runs. She compiled a batting average of .347 with an on-base percentage of .427 and ranked inside the Patriot League's top-10 in the following categories: average, slugging percentage, hits, RBI, doubles, triples, home runs and walks. Read more.

 

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