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CDT Huuki Takes First in Women's Cyclocross
11/13/2019

CDT Huuki Takes First in Women's CyclocrossThe Army West Point Cycling team began its Cyclocross season with a huge victory for firstie Liz Huuki who placed first in the collegiate division and second in the women’s elite alongside Pro Cyclocross riders.

Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to Four
11/13/2019

Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to FourThe Army West Point Volleyball team claimed its fourth consecutive victory with a straight sets win over Lafayette on Tuesday. Entering the night with just two games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Black Knights aimed to continue their hot streak towards the Patriot League tournament.

Despite winning 3-0, Army had to fight for this one, surviving strong pushes from the Leopards in sets one and three. The Cadets played their best ball in the second, taking the game 25-14. Two Cadets reached double digit kills, as Allie Strong had 12 and Monica Eckford had 11 kills. It was another efficient offensive night for Eckford, who recorded a .400 hitting percentage. 

"Lafayette played very good volleyball today," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We, as a team, were in agreement after the match that we didn't play our best volleyball, but we managed to stay tough in some crucial situations and we took care of business when we needed to score. Peyton Schendt came in and gave us some important swings, Monica was good and steady on her swings and Sydney Morriss brought the magic towards the end of the third set."

Sayler Butters led the team in digs with 15 while Hannah Presley added another 20-assist game to her resume. The junior setter also recorded four kills of her own on five attempts. Read more.

Zhang Named League's Male Swimmer of the Week
11/13/2019

Zhang Named League's Male Swimmer of the WeekYearling Evan Zhang of the Army West Point Men's Swimming & Diving team was named the Patriot League's Male Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.

Zhang was one of the Black Knights' top individual performers in a home dual opposite Columbia on Friday night at Crandall Pool. The Flushing, N.Y., native was victorious in the 100 breast and 200 breast, marking the third consecutive meet that he won both events.

In the 100 breast, his time of 54.90 was a season-best finish. In the 200 breast, Zhang posted another season-high after he touched the wall at 2:00.26. He additionally swam the second leg of the second-place 200 medley relay squad that finished at 1:30.81.

Zhang and the Black Knights will return to action on December 12 when they take on Navy in Annapolis, Md. The meet is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Game Notes: Army Hosts VMI in Home Finale
11/13/2019

Game Notes: Army Hosts VMI in Home FinaleThe Black Knights host the VMI Keydets on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.

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

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The Black Knights close out their 2019 home slate on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET for a matchup with VMI. West Point is coming off a 63-7 victory over the UMass Minutemen.  Army will be honoring the U.S. Army Special Operations Command with their insignia on the back of its helmets. Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: VMI
11/13/2019

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: VMIArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights will take on VMI on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET Michie Stadium. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"It was good to get a win on Saturday. We desperately needed one. It had been a while unfortunately. I thought our guys played a good game. We had a couple of times where we maybe fell short of playing our best, certainly giving up the big play there in the first quarter. Jaylon McClinton had gotten hurt and came out of the game. We ran a guy in there and he just kind of got caught. We didn't have everybody on the same page with the call and they had two guys running wide open, but credit to them. They did a good job executing that play. There was one run play that UMass hit for 22 yards against us and again we had a guy out of position and just not communicating on a call. But really other than that, I thought our defense really played a good football game and did a really good job playing the run, which is where we try to build our defense – be good against the run. And then offensively to run the ball, which we ran it pretty effectively all day long. We had a couple of drives where we got stopped and had to punt the ball. One where we had a play action pass and unfortunately didn't hit that one to Zach Saum down the middle.

"But I thought our guys did a good job. Particularly, some young guys came in and got a chance to play. We played a complete game and it was good to see that. We really had a good temperament all day long. Our guys approached the game well and really with the tight mindset and, as I said we were really glad to get a win, now we get back to work and get prepared for this week against VMI." Read more.

Bass Fishing Place 2nd
11/13/2019

Bass Fishing Place 2ndThe Bass Fishing Club competed in the Army Bass Anglers Eastern Invitational on Lake Wateree, SC. In addition to celebrating his 21st birthday on the trip, Cadet Nate Buss '20 and his partner Jamario Bradwell (Navy Veteran) placed 2nd in the event.

Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
11/13/2019

Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill RegattaThe Head of the Schuylkill Regatta marked the last fall competition for the Army West Point Crew Team. It was a beautiful day in Philadelphia and Army Crew ended the season with a powerful performance against mostly NCAA Division 1 competition. The team also welcomed many alumni for the third annual Army Crew Alumni rows. In addition to the success of the Cadets, an alumni boat entered under the Army Rowing Association in the Alumni 4 event. It was a terrific opportunity for former rowers to interact with current members of the team. The boats consisted of Rob McClintock '94 (Stroke), Craig Senzon '95, Tom Babbitt '99, Eric Peltzer '93, Cadet Smith (coxswain) '21.

CSFL CHAMPS! Sprint Football Tops Navy, 13-0
11/12/2019

CSFL CHAMPS! Sprint Football Tops Navy, 13-0The CSFL Championship trophy is returning home. The Army West Point Sprint Football team blanked service academy foe Navy, 13-0, Friday evening at Franklin Field to reclaim the CSFL title. "It's the best feeling in the world when your able to overcome a loss earlier in the season to the team that beat you," said head coach Mark West. "To play the way we did and beat a really, really good football team it's just an amazing feeling, and I'm so proud of the guys." The game was a defensive battle, as Army clung to its 6-0 lead that it took in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown run from Matthew Sauter.

That was until Ryan Sullivan connected with Nitai Chun across the middle of the field for a 56-yard touchdown reception with just over five minutes remaining. "We had a couple of unfortunate turnovers that gave Navy some decent field position, but the defense never broke," West said. "All around this defense has been solid the entire year. They've kept us in ball games and I couldn't be more proud of them and really the whole team for just sticking together." The Cadets held Navy to just 125 yards of total offense and just eight first downs. Leading the way on the defensive effort were Navonte Dean, who finished with 10 total tackles, and Bobby Downing, who had nine. Read more.

Men's Rugby Finishes Fall Season Victorious
11/12/2019

Men's Rugby Finish Fall Season VictoriousThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team finished its fall season in style Saturday, as the Black Knights took down Rugby East rivals Penn State 31-14.

This is the fourth straight win of the season for Army (6-4, 3-2 East), and second consecutive 15s win against the Nittany Lions.

Firstie Marco Carrabotta led the charge, with three tries on the day. The Chester, Va. native finished the fall with a team leading 11 tries.

Larry Williams Jr. also crossed the try line Saturday. The first-year player finished the season second on the team with seven tries this fall.

Nolan Green also scored a try Saturday and added three conversions for 11 total points. Read more.

Men's Basketball Powers Past USMMA in Season-Opening Win
11/12/2019

Men's Basketball Powers Past USMMA in Season-Opening WinThe ball was moving, and shots were falling as four Cadets scored in double-figures to help the Army West Point Men's Basketball team claim an 80-43 win in its 2019-20 season opener against USMMA at Christl Arena on Friday night.

John Scully led the way with a career night as the yearling sharpshooter knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with a career-best 20 points for the Black Knights (1-1). In his first game on the banks of the Hudson, Chris Mann put together a stellar outing, putting up 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting to pair with nine boards.

Tommy Funk and Lonnie Grayson got in on the scoring action as well after tallying 11 and 10, respectively. Funk was 4-of-4 from the field and reeled in seven boards to go with four assists and three steals against the Mariners (0-0). Read more.

Suppiah Garners Academic All-League Accolades
11/12/2019

Suppiah Garners Academic All-League AccoladesYearling goalkeeper Jacob Suppiah of the Army West Point Men's Soccer team was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team on Monday afternoon.

Suppiah, who is a space science major and nuclear science minor, has compiled a cumulative grade-point average as 3.869. The Memphis, Tenn., native made his first collegiate start on October 5 at Lehigh and posted the first shutout of his career in a 0-0 draw.

In his seven matches played, he posted a 2-1-3 record with 18 saves and two shutouts. Suppiah recorded a .750 save percentage and .880 goals-against average.

Women's Rugby Advances to National Championship
11/12/2019

Women's Rugby Advances to National ChampionshipIn what has been a season of dominance thus far, the Army West Point Women's Rugby team continued the trend Saturday, defeating Quinnipiac 54-10 to advance to the NIRA National Championship. On senior night at the Anderson Rugby Complex, the firstie class continued to shine in what has been a special season for the women's rugby program. After both teams spent the early part of the first half feeling each other out, the Black Knights were able to go on the attack, forcing a penalty to take a 3-0 lead after a Bayleigh Gable kick.

Army stayed on the offensive with some crafty play by Alex DiMarco. The yearling was able to find fellow yuck Kaitlyn Schwarting for the first try of the game, giving the cadets an 8-0 lead in the 27th minute. Sullivan would then score her first two tries three minutes apart to send Army into the half leading 18-0. The Black Knights came out for the second half swinging, as firstie Kaz Lewis scored her first try of the fall to make it 23-0 in the 45th minute. It was then deja vu for Sullivan, who would add her third and fourth scores three minutes apart once again to extend Army's lead to 33-0. Read more.

Cadets Attend ASCE 2019 Convention
11/12/2019

Cadets Attend ASCE 2019 ConventionThe premier annual American Society of Engineers (ASCE) 2019 Convention in Miami, FL was an unparalleled opportunity for six cadets to professionally develop within their Civil Engineering disciplines. Over three days, Engineer leaders from across the industry (national and international) spoke on the major challenges and advances of our times. Convention topics included: State of the Industry and Profession; Professional Development; Multi-disciplinary Technical; Natural & Man-made Disasters; Strategic Issues/Public Policy; Significant Projects; History & Heritage. Additionally, the cadets gained mentorship from two outstanding Army leaders: LTG(R) Bostick, 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; LTC Lisa Jaster, the first Army Reserve woman and mother to graduate from the elite U.S. Army Ranger School.

Volleyball Clinches Tournament Berth with Win Over Lehigh
11/12/2019

Volleyball Clinches Tournament Berth with Win Over LehighThe Army West Point Volleyball team defeated Lehigh 3-1 on Friday night, officially clinching a berth into the Patriot League volleyball tournament.

"I am very proud of our team's toughness tonight," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We've been working on different in-game scenarios and that second set really put that work to the test. It was great to see them fight through and win that one."

After a strong first set in which Army posted a .353 hitting percentage, Army and Lehigh battled throughout the second set with Army eventually pulling through in extra frames by a score of 32-30. In the third, Bucknell jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but the Black Knights showed off their grit, fighting back even the set at 15. Bucknell was able to regain control, taking the set 25-22. In the fourth, Army showed its resilience, bouncing back to post a dominant .552 hitting percentage in a match-clinching 25-9 set victory.

"The maturity we showed in that fourth set was huge," Kovaci Lee said. "This team made sure we bounced back after what happened in the third and that's all you can ask for."

Firstie setter Nikki Lum set a career-high with 36 assists. Lum had recorded 35 assists three times in her career before tonight. Four Black Knights recorded double-digit kills as Emmy Barnhorst (15), Courtney Horace (11), Monica Eckford (10) and Sydney Morriss (10) paced the offensive attack. On the defensive side, Ana Oglivie (22 digs) and Sayler Butters (19 digs) helped limit Lehigh to a .128 hitting percentage in the match. Read more.

Rushing Attack Lifts Football to Home Win Against UMass
11/12/2019

Rushing Attack Lifts Football to Home Win Against UMassSeven different Cadets found pay dirt as the Army West Point Football team picked up a, 63-7, bounce-back win over UMass on Saturday at Michie Stadium. With over 35,000 spectators on hand, the Black Knights (4-6) outgained the Minutemen (1-9), 546-125. The Army rushing attack, which logged 498 yards, was paced by Sandon McCoy. The cow had a career day after he rushed for three touchdowns on 14 carries. Jabari Laws was the team's top rusher in terms of yardage gained after he totted the ball eight times for 140 yards and a score, which included a career-high 83-yard touchdown rush.

Photo by Danny Wild

Cade Barnard, Artice Hobbs IV, Kelvin Hopkins Jr., Jemel Jones and Connor Slomka all joined in on the action after they each found their way into the endzone opposite the Minutemen. It was a total team effort on the defensive end for the Black Knights and Arik Smith totaled a team-best five tackles. Army logged three sacks, eight tackles for loss and a pair of picks. Jacob Covington and Malkelm Morrison applied a lot of the pressure, combining for four tackles for loss. Elijah Riley and Ryan Velez were responsible for the pair of interceptions on the day. Read more.

Women's S&D Swim Past Sharks in Road Dual
11/12/2019

Women's S&D Swim Past Sharks in Road DualThe Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team won all 11 events in a dual meet opposite LIU to secure a 166-37 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Mandolin Nguyen and Lauren Carag both captured a pair of individual wins against the Sharks. Nguyen also played a role in the Black Knights' first-place finish in the 200 medley relay, while Carag swam the opening leg of the first-place 200 free relay squad.

Event Winners:
200 Medley Relay: Mia Rankin, Mandolin Nguyen, Whitney Chang, Nicole Parry – 1:45.55
500 Free: Brianna Romaine – 5:12.06
200 IM: Gillian Burch – 2:09.70
50 Free: Parry – 24.49
100 Back: Nguyen – 58.45 Read more.

Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night with Win Over Bucknell
11/12/2019

Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night with Win Over BucknellOn a night they honored their senior class, the Army West Point Volleyball team closed out its home schedule with a victory over Patriot League foe Bucknell on Saturday night. The evening started with a Senior Night ceremony honoring the team's four firsties: Nikki Lum, Allie Strong, Sydney Morriss and Courtney Horace. The group was congratulated on the court by Brigadier General Cindy Jebb, Army West Point Athletic Director Mike Buddie, Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA Kristine Fowler and the entire Army volleyball staff. After their on-court recognition, the group helped carry the team to one of its most complete victories of the season. The Cadets were strong across the board on this night, hitting .327 in the match. Horace (11) and Strong (10) were among the three Black Knights to reach double-digit kills.

A night after she set her career high in assists, Nikki Lum again led the team with a match-high 24 assists. Morriss was one of two players with double-digit digs with 10. "I'm so proud of this group of seniors," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "They played with grit, toughness and maturity and not only that, but they excelled at every aspect of the game tonight. Courtney out of system was amazing, Nikki distributed great balls, Sydney not only hit well but defended very well and Allie as always is a six-rotation player that we can rely on." In addition to the senior class, Emmy Barnhorst tied for the team lead with 11 kills to go along with a .421 hitting percentage. Libero Ana Oglivie had a match-high 17 digs. Monica Eckford hit .571 on the night with 8 kills. Read more.

Wrestling Picks Up Two Dual Wins on the Road
11/12/2019

Wrestling Picks Up Two Dual Wins on the RoadThe Army West Point wrestling team picked up two impressive dual wins Sunday, taking down Illinois 19-15 and following with a 18-12 victory over host Tennessee Chattanooga. "Super proud of our guys," said head coach Kevin Ward. "To go on the road and face some adversity like we did and get two wins over two very quality teams is something to enjoy. Being able to do it with two of our nationally ranked starters out of the lineup shows the depth of our team. It's nice to get the wins, but I know we have a lot more we can do. We left a lot of points out there.

We can perform much better than we did today. But no question, great team effort today and great wins." Corey Shie (141 lbs.), Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), and Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) all earned two wins respectively to pace the Black Knights (3-1). In the early contest, Army and Illinois split the match wins at five apiece. Trey Chalifoux picked up his second dual win of the fall (7-2 DEC) to get the cadets on the board early. After the Illini took the match at 133, Shie scored an impressive pin 42 seconds into the first period. P.J. Ogunsanya scored his second dual win of the season with a dominant 11-2 majority decision over Mousa Jodeh. At 157 lbs., Weiland picked up a big time win over No. 10 ranked (FloWrestling) Eric Barone to put Army ahead 16-3 in the match. Read more.

Mike Viti Named Recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award
11/12/2019

Mike Viti Named Recipient of the Armed Forces Merit AwardArmy West Point fullbacks coach and military veteran Mike Viti has been named the eighth recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, it was announced by the Football Writers Association (FWAA) on Veteran's Day. Coordinated by the staff at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the FWAA was created in June 2012 to honor an individual and/or a group within the realm of the sport of football.

Brant Ringler, executive director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, and Matt Fortuna, FWAA president, announced Monday that Viti was selected from a list of 38 nominations (33 individuals and five programs) as the 2019 recipient by a seven-person committee made up of FWAA members and Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl officials. "Coach Viti has distinguished himself as a collegiate football player, an Army veteran and now as a coach," said Ringler. "More importantly, Coach Viti has given of himself with his work with Legacies Alive in support of families of our nation's fallen heroes." Read more.

Cadets Visit the Supreme Court
11/8/2019

Cadets Visit the Supreme CourtCadets studying Advanced Constitutional Law traveled to the Supreme Court this week to hear the oral arguments of Allen v. Cooper. Afterward, cadets had the opportunity to meet and discuss various legal issues with Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The cadets also took a tour of the U.S. Capitol where they ran into Vice President Mike Pence who took a few minutes to meet and talk with them.

Four Cadets Tabbed CEP Athletes of October
11/8/2019

Cow Mika Andrews of Army West Point Women's Cross Country, cow Luca Manzetti of Men's Cross Country, firstie Sam Sullivan of Women's Rugby and firstie Darryl Johnson of Men's Rugby were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for October.

Andrews is an International History major that held a semester grade-point average of 4.021 during her last term. She currently ranks 110 in the class of 2021. She wears both the star (3.67+ academic GPA for over two consecutive semesters) and the wreath (top 15% of her graduating class) on her uniform.

Mazzanti is an Engineering Major who held a semester GPA of 3.831 last term. The Santa Rosa, Calif., native holds a cumulative GPA of 3.585, reflecting excellence in not just academics but military and physical pillars as well.

Sullivan is one of three females majoring in Computer Science for the class of 2020. She currently maintains a 3.644 cumulative GPA and has made the Dean's List every semester here at the Academy.

Johnson maintains a 3.272 cumulative GPA as a mechanical engineering major. He has consistently displayed a heightened level of influence to the academic development of the entire team. Read more.

Cassalia Receives PL Honors for Academic Achievements
11/8/2019

Cassalia Receives PL Honors for Academic AchievementsArmy West Point junior captain Sydney Cassalia was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team for the second-straight season. Cassalia, who received Goalkeeper of the Year distinction and All-Patriot League First Team accolades on Tuesday, continued to tack on the league awards as she earned academic praise.

The Omaha, Neb., native boasts a 3.854 grade-point average as a Mathematics major and a Cyber Security minor. She ranks 36th in her class and earned the Superintendent's Award for Excellence and Dean's List recognition every semester. Off the pitch, Cassalia is the A-4 Squad Leader and also achieved the Sword Award.

She was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2017 and 2018 as well. Cassalia had yet another stellar season in net for the Black Knights posting six shutouts, a 0.84 goals against average and 0.792 save percentage, while also notching an assist. Cassalia led Army to a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the year to boost the Black Knights from as low as seventh in the standings to the third seed. In league-only games, the cow posted three shutouts, a 0.846 save percentage and 0.63 goals against average. Read more.

West Point Women’s Handball Home Opener
11/8/2019

West Point Women’s Handball Home OpenerWest Point Women’s Handball competed in their home opening Northeast Team Handball League tournament. Tough losses from both West Point Black. West Point Gold showed the teams what they are up against this year against the club teams in the league. Of note, due to injuries, Cadet Rochleder '22, stepped up to play goalie for the Black Team and had several great saves. West Point Black lost by only two goals against both New York City and DC clubs. Historically these teams have been tough competitors with some very experienced players. Both teams will face these club teams again later in the semester and secure victories. This is the first of seven NTHL tournaments which provided both the Black and Gold teams with skills, tactics and strategies to work on and prepare for the upcoming collegiate level tournaments.

Cadets Join the NYC SAME Post Meeting
11/8/2019

Cadets Join the NYC SAME Post MeetingFaculty members LTC Ben Wallen, CPT Tim Flagg and LTC Jim Schreiner took seven Cadets from different departments to the quarterly Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – New York City Post evening meeting. The event was held in the Harvard Club in New York City. The USMA SAME student chapter is a multidisciplinary academic club which exposes Cadets to public/private engineering partnerships which are instrumental for sustaining the infrastructure of our nation in times of peace and war. SAME is dedicated to STEM initiatives and attendees of the meeting enjoyed a presentation and discussion by Mr. Jamie Torres-Springer, First Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design and Construction, and Ms. Nina Kubota, Vice President of the New York City School Construction Authority. Participation in this event enabled networking with key leaders in business, construction and administration within New York City and enriched West Point’s interaction with New York City as well demonstrates the close relationship between the NYC SAME Post and the USMA SAME Student Chapter.

Taekwondo Takes 2nd at MIT
11/8/2019

Taekwondo Takes 2nd at MITThe West Point Taekwondo team traveled to MIT to compete in their first competition of the year. The team made an impressive showing at their first tournament, placing 2nd overall out of 26 teams. Notable performances came from the Men’s B1 and C2 teams, taking home gold for their respective divisions. The B1 team consisted of Cadets Madison Curry, Richard Sung, and Joshua Havermale, and Cadets John Parker, Andy Deniz, and Shane Barry represented Army on the C2 team. The Women’s A2 team, consisting of Cadets Taylor Reim, Nicole Nettles and Esther Kang, earned silver in their division, losing a hard-fought match to Cornell who finished first overall.

The men’s C1 team consisted of Cadets Conner Sparks and Brock Curry and took third as a two-man team amongst other 3-man teams. Also receiving bronze were Cadets Seungchul Lee, Jeremy Good, and Jordan Huck on the Men’s A1 team and Chris Jin, Michael burke, and Tae Kim for Men’s A2. The team also had four cadets medal in the poomsae (Patterns) competition, the most ever for West Point. Cadet Richard Sung took Gold in his division, while Cadets Sierra Gordon, Shane Barry, and Jeremy Good took bronze in each of theirs. A tremendous first showing and the team hopes to keep the momentum as they progress through the Eastern Region tournaments.

Fly Fishing Visits the Salmon River
11/8/2019

Fly Fishing Visits the Salmon RiverSeven cadets from the Cadet Fly Fishing Club visited the world-famous Salmon River recently. Besides fishing numerous areas, the cadets also visited the Salmon River hatchery, and learned safe wading equipment and techniques for the fast currents. All cadets were able to hook multiple salmon, but they discovered that landing the large fish is much harder. Four cadets had their first experience hooking salmon. The cadets appreciate DCA and supporters of the club for making this experience possible.

NSBE Zone Conference Briefing
11/8/2019

Cadets from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) & OIC attended the Zone Conference Briefing at the City College of New York. The purpose of the trip was to educate NSBE cadets on the roles and responsibilities of members within NSBE to be prepared for NSBE annual zone conference. After maneuvering to Steinman Hall, the group received briefings from the Zone Chairman, Jarrett Wyatt. Additional personnel from nearby schools (NYU, Manhattan College, Wagner, etc) gave lessons learned, procedures, and practices to help shape operations for the group.

Japanese Forum at AUSA and PPALM
11/8/2019

Japanese Forum at AUSA and PPALMJapanese Forum Club Cadets participated in the AUSA (Army of United States Association) and PPALM (Pan Pacific American Leaders and Mentors) meeting. Cadets had invaluable opportunities to better understand the US Army and to engage key leaders obtaining insightful take-aways. They toured USNA and interacted with USNA Japanese Forum midshipmen to improve networking and strengthen future US- Japan Relations.

Men's Soccer Firsties Sent off in Style
11/7/2019

Men's Soccer Firsties Sent off in StyleAn overtime game-winning score by Sam Epitime highlighted the senior day festivities for the Army West Point Men's Soccer team on Wednesday night as the Black Knights bested Boston U., 2-1, at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Epitime had himself a day on the pitch for Army (5-7-4, 2-4-3 Patriot League), not only scoring his first career goal, but tallying the game-winner as well to cap his rookie campaign. The plebes had some help though as Keenan O'Shea, D'Anthony Brown and Jake Burgess each posted an assist.

The Black Knights held the slight edge in shots over the opposing Terriers (4-12-1, 3-6-0 Patriot League), 11-10. Army also generated six corners compared to four for Boston U. Epitime became the first plebe to record a multi-goal outing since Sam Millikan netted two against Holy Cross on October 28, 2018. O'Shea tallied his fourth helper of the year. The firstie finished with 60 points on 23 goals and 14 assists in his career. He ended his four-year career tied for seventh all-time in points, sixth in goals scored and tied for ninth in assists. Read more.

Petrella Named League Scholar Athlete of the Year
11/7/2019

Petrella Named League Scholar Athlete of the YearThe Patriot League announced Wednesday that Army West Point Men's Cross Country captain Ben Petrella has been named Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year. "Ben has pursued excellence since he arrived several years ago," Head Coach Mike Smith said. "This honor is a reflection of that excellence." This marks the third time that Petrella has received the league's highest academic honor as he won the award for indoor track and field and cross country in 2018. Following the 2018-19 school year, Petrella was named a Google Could First Team Academic All-American and earned his second academic all-district designation.

"The accolades that have come his way have been hard earned and well deserved," Smith said. "He is successful at everything that he does and is able to compartmentalize his responsibilities and maximize his potential across the board. Our program and this institution have benefited greatly from his contributions and I am sure that we will be talking about him again before he graduates. We are lucky to have him on our team. The Liverpool, N.Y., native is a physics major and carries a 3.955 grade point average. In last weekend's Patriot League Championship, Petrella's fourth place finish helped lead the Black Knights to their third consecutive league title. Following the meet, he was named to the All-Patriot League First Team. Read more.

CBS Sports to Celebrate Army-Navy Football Rivalry
11/7/2019

CBS Sports to Celebrate Army-Navy Football RivalryThe third season of CBS Sports' "Four Sides of the Story" franchise rolls on with "Army-Navy" on Saturday, November 9 (2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

The documentary, which continues CBS Sports' celebration of the 150th anniversary of college football, leads into "The Drive to Atlanta" (2:30 PM, ET), "College Football Today" (3:00 PM, ET) and the SEC on CBS "Game of the Week" between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama (3:30 PM, ET).

Each "Four Sides of the Story" episode is told through four unique points of view. "Army-Navy" will expand upon four of the greatest games ever played in this historic rivalry, highlighting the tradition, pageantry and special meaning of a game that is unlike anything else in the world of sports. The four games, along with the unique points of view, are:

  1. 1944 (During World War II) – Randy Roberts, Author and History Professor at Purdue University
  2. 1963 (Following the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy) – Roger Staubach, Navy Quarterback and Rollie Stichweh, Army Quarterback
  3. 2001 (Played in the Aftermath of 9/11) – Brian Zickefoose, Army Captain and Ed Malinowski, Navy Captain
  4. 2015 (Navy wins a historic 14th-straight over Army) – Ken Niumatalolo, Navy Head Coach and Keenan Reynolds, Navy Quarterback

Read more.

Marathon First at the Army 10 Miler in DC
11/7/2019

Marathon First at the Army 10 Miler in DCThe Army West Point Marathon Team competed in the 35th Army 10 Miler in Washington DC. The Marathon Team took first and second place in the Military Academy & ROTC Division Team Competition. The USMA Gold team took first place with a combined time of 3:50:08 and the USMA Black Team took second place with a combined time of 3:51:43. Both teams beat the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, who took third with a combined time of 3:51:43. During the awards ceremony, General James C. McConville ‘81, the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army and SMA Michael A. Grinston, the 16th sergeant major of the Army, presented team members with coins, as well as a first-place trophy.

Orienteering National Ranking Competition at Gunstock Mountain
11/7/2019

Orienteering National Ranking Competition at Gunstock MountainThe Orienteering Team raced for two days for the National Ranking Competition at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. On Saturday evening the team was hosted for dinner by LTC (R) Kurt Webber '79.

Notable performances by newest team members include:
Corri Railey '23 1st Place (Intermediate Women)
Sam Herzog '23 (1st Place Intermediate Men)
Among returning team members, strong performances were posted by:
Danny Riley '22 (3rd Place, Junior Men)
Brigitte Bordelon '20 (1st Place, Women)

Sullivan Named CSFL Offensive Player of the Week
11/6/2019

Sullivan Named CSFL Offensive Player of the WeekArmy West Point Sprint Football cow Ryan Sullivan was tabbed the CSFL Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Sullivan posted new career highs in passing yards (443), completions (30) and touchdowns (5) in last Friday's, 52-7, win over Mansfield. With the standout performance, Sullivan set new league highs in each of the categories for the season.

The Falkville, Ala., native had six completions for more than 30 yards, including two that went for over 60. He is the first Army quarterback to throw for over 400 yards since 2012, when Javie Sustaita had 414 yards against Penn.

The Black Knights will play Navy Friday night for the CSFL title. The game will be played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Drill Earns 2nd Overall at Cornell
11/6/2019

Drill Earns 2nd Overall at CornellThe Drill Team took a trip to the Cornell University Invitational Drill Competition. The team earned:

2nd in drill overall
1st in Tandem Exhibition,
1st in Color Guard
2nd in Platoon Regulation.

Explosive First Half Lifts #3 Army Past #6 Colgate
11/6/2019

Explosive First Half Lifts #3 Army Past #6 ColgateFueled by a three-goal first half, the third-ranked Army West Point Women's Soccer team topped six-seeded Colgate Tuesday night in the Patriot League Quarterfinal by a final score of 4-0. The Black Knights were explosive off the bat with two goals in the first 16 minutes of the game. Lauren Drysdale kicked things off for the Cadets in the fifth minute, while Erynn Johns tallied another 11 minutes later.

Johns had a hand in every goal tonight, posting a career-high six points in the postseason contest on two goals and added two assists. Also in the double-digit points category tonight were Drysdale with three points and Simone Gardner with her first multi-assist effort. The Black Knights snapped Colgate's five-game shutout streak with their four goals tonight. It was the most goals scored on the Raiders since they fell to Mississippi State in September of 2017. Read more.

Game Notes: Army Hosts UMass on Saturday
11/6/2019

The Black Knights host the UMass Minutemen on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET. 

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

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The Black Knights return to Michie Stadium on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET for a matchup with UMass. Army is coming off a 17-13 defeat to the Air Force Falcons. The Black Knights will be honoring the 1st Infantry with their insignia on the back of their helmets. Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. Read more.

55th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston
11/6/2019

55th Head of the Charles Regatta in BostonArmy West Point Crew competed in the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Every year athletes from around the world gather to race a three-mile course upstream on the Charles River that is full of bends and bridges. It is largest regatta in the world with over 11,000 rowers and 1,900 boats competing in 66 events. This year Army Crew sent three women’s boats with entries in the collegiate 4, collegiate 8, and club 4 categories. All boats performed well and gained valuable racing experience.

Cadets Simulate the ARCADIA Conferences
11/5/2019

Cadets Simulate the ARCADIA ConferencesCaptains Ron Braasch, Kevin Malmquist, and Steven Beckman used a coalition building exercise in their HI 302 History of the Military Art classes. Cadets simulated the ARCADIA conferences that occurred between the United States, United Kingdom, and the USSR during the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. They learned that despite the eventual success of the Allied cause, coming to an agreement on overall strategy proved far harder than it initially appeared.

Cassalia Headlines Patriot League Postseason Awards
11/5/2019

Cassalia Headlines Patriot League Postseason AwardsAfter a standout cow season, Sydney Cassalia was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year highlighting the Army West Point women's soccer team's postseason accolades.

Cassalia also achieved All-Patriot League First Team recognition, while plebe Alyssa Carfagno and cow Emily Torres were voted to the second team, and freshman Lauren Drysdale earned third team distinction. The four Cadets receiving the postseason accolades is the largest group since the same number earned nods in 2013.

"Syd has grown throughout the season and her career here at Army," compliments head coach Adrian Blewitt. "Her performances have been consistent, and she's pulled off several big saves when we needed them. She is a top-level Division I keeper, and it's great to see her receiving the recognitions she merits."

Cassalia received a first team nod for the first time in her Army career after being voted to the second team in 2018 and third team in 2017. She had yet another stellar season in net for the Black Knights posting five shutouts, a 0.89 goals against average and 0.784 save percentage, while also notching an assist.

Cassalia led Army to a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the year to boost the Black Knights from as low as seventh in the standings to the third seed. In conference-only games, the cow posted three shutouts, a 0.846 save percentage and 0.63 goals against average. Read more.

Cadets Explore the NYC Theatre District
11/5/2019

Cadets Explore the NYC Theatre DistrictRecently Cadets spent the afternoon exploring the Theatre District in NY City, enjoying a street fair, Central Park, and the NY Public Library. That evening they split into two groups, half attending Wicked, the others attending Hamilton. The Hamilton group had quite a surprise after the show, with a personal tour of the backstage, wardrobe, and orchestra pit by the technical staff of the show. Cadets asked questions about lighting, sound, and wardrobe in the show. The tech crew even presented the Cadets with coins from the Union crew members who work the show.

Football Reaches Deal with Belk Bowl from 2020-25
11/5/2019

Football Reaches Deal with Belk Bowl from 2020-25Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has announced an agreement with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, owner and operator of the Belk Bowl, that could lead to Army participating in the Charlotte-based postseason game twice over the next six years, beginning in 2020. As part of the deal, Army will serve as a primary backup for the Belk Bowl and will have the opportunity to accept an invitation to the game twice during the next six-year bowl cycle that runs from 2020 through 2025.

"We are excited to have developed this opportunity with our friends at the Belk Bowl which will allow our cadets the chance to compete in Charlotte in the coming six-year cycle," said Buddie. "We are fortunate to be in a position to be an attractive option for Bowl games and that is a credit to our coaches and cadets who work hard every day to represent the US Military Academy in a first class manner on and off the field."

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

As part of those deals, Army will have the opportunity to exercise an "Acceptance Option" for a different bowl game, one time during each of the separate three-year terms -- once during the even years with the Independence Bowl and once during the odd years with ESPN Events. Army could exercise the "Acceptance Option" for the Belk Bowl or another game that extends an invitation to the Black Knights. Read more.

LTC Barnhill & CDT Shriver Present at AUSA
11/5/2019

LTC Barnhill & CDT Shriver Present at AUSALTC Barnhill and CDT Nicolas Shriver presented their work on 3-Dimensional bioprinting in deployed settings at the 2019 AUSA annual meeting. They had the opportunity, along with their collaborators from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and 4DBio3, to brief LTG Place, the new Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The DHA which has taken over leadership of all DOD health facilities and operations.

Cadet Hostess Etiquette Training with Cadets
11/5/2019

Cadet Hostess Etiquette Training with CadetsThe Cadet Hostess/Social Development Office has been notably engaged with Cadet training; multiple classes for a variety of Social Skills have been held at Cullum Hall. Recently, 35 Scholarship Cadet Candidates attended an advanced Reception and Dining Etiquette train-up. Many smiles as Cadets honed their social savvy.

Men's XC Claims Third Consecutive Patriot League Title
11/4/2019

Men's XC Claims Third Consecutive Patriot League TitleFor the third consecutive season, the Army West Point Men's Cross Country team has won the Patriot League Championship. This marks the program's 10th Patriot League tile and the first three-peat since the program won four consecutive championships from 1993-96. Depth was the key factor for the Black Knights, as five different Cadets placed inside the top-14 to earn All-Patriot League honors.

Earning first team honors are firsties Ben Petrella, Robbie Santoyo and Roman Ollar who placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. It marks the third consecutive season that the trio has been named to the all-league team. Earning second team honors are yearling Marshall Beatty and plebe Garrett Gough. The rookie Gough was the race's top placing plebe, crossing the line ninth to earn Patriot League Outstanding Rookie of the Meet honors. Beatty, who earned the top rookie prize a year ago, placed 13th. A Cadet has now claimed the award in three consecutive years as Daniel Mazzei was the 2017 recipient. Read more.

Rifle Takes Second Place in All-Academy Match
11/4/2019

Rifle Takes Second Place in All-Academy MatchThe Army West Point Rifle team earned a second place finish in the All-Academy President's Trophy Saturday morning at the Tronsue Marksmanship Center.

The Black Knights finished with an aggregate score of 4669, behind only Air Force (4682). Navy (4664) and Coast Guard (4567) took third and fourth place respectively. By the service academy scoring system Army posted an aggregate score of 5817, which was also good for second place.

"It was a decent day. It feels good to be shooting this well at the beginning of the season," said head coach Web Wright. "We have two NCAA qualifying scores on record and there is still room to improve."

Army had a pair of shooters finish in the top-five aggregate scores, with Clayton's 1177 earning him the second highest score and Lauren McMahan's 1173 taking fourth place. Read more.

Cadets Place Third at Women's XC League Championship
11/4/2019

Cadets Place Third at Women's XC League ChampionshipThe Army West Point Women's Cross Country team followed up its Star Meet victory with a third place finish at the Patriot League Championships on November 2.

The Black Knights placed four in the top-20 of the race, led by cow Mika Andrews who placed 12th. The finish earned Andrews Second Team All-Patriot League honors.

Plebe Alexandra Gibbs continued her strong rookie campaign with a 16th place finish. Firstie captain Sam Coletti placed right behind her in 17th. Read more.

Cadets Learn of Different German Units from WWII
11/4/2019

Cadets Learn of Different German Units from WWIICPTs Beckman, Braasch, den Harder, and Malmquist cycled their classes though a material culture display that demonstrated a few of the various kinds of German units the Allies faced as they drove across Europe from Normandy to Germany. The display highlighted the differences between the uniforms and weapons of elite and common units as well as the last-ditch troops of the Volkssturm. The cadets shared their observations of the various kinds of equipment noting things like body size, similarity of certain weapons to Allied weapons, and most importantly, the disparity in quality from the elite units to the average troops and then the common folk turned soldiers.

Men's Tennis Impresses Over Weekend Finale
11/4/2019

Men's Tennis Impresses Over Weekend FinaleThe Black Knights Men's Tennis team put in a stellar effort to wrap up their host fall tournament yesterday.

Army went an impressive 11-2 in singles play over the weekend -- with wins by eleven different cadets.

The Black Knights went undefeated in three doubles matches Saturday, while also going unbeaten in seven singles matches against UConn on Saturday. The team also split its two double affairs versus Monmouth Sunday.

Sights are now set on this weekend's Veteran's Day College Challenge November 8-10 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.

Army will compete against Georgetown and service-academy rival Air Force in singles and doubles play over three days of competition. Read more.

Volleyball Posts Road Win At Holy Cross
11/4/2019

Volleyball Posts Road Win At Holy CrossThe Army West Point Volleyball team snapped a three-game skid with a 3-1 victory at Holy Cross on November 2. As the team heads towards the final quarter of its conference schedule, every game matters, and the Black Knights needed a bounce-back effort in this one. Army was strong at the net in this one, recording 11 total blocks. The Cadets outhit Holy Cross .256 to .135.

"Any win at this point in the conference is a big win," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We had a stretch of some tough road matches, so winning at Holy Cross to close out this stretch is an accomplishment and it feels good."

The win moves Army to 7-5 in conference play, currently placing them fourth in the Patriot League standings.

The offensive output was spread out for Army, with Monica Eckford (11), Emmy Barnhorst and Courtney Horace (10) recording double-digit kills. Barnhorst also led the team with four total blocks. Setters Hannah Presley and Nikki Lum each added 18 assists to help set up the attack. Lum posted 10 digs as well for the double-double. Read more.

Men's Swim & Dive Ties UConn in Road Dual, 150-150
11/4/2019

Men's Swim & Dive Ties UConn in Road Dual, 150-150The Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving tied UConn, 150-150, in a road dual this past Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights won 10 event victories against the Huskies. Daniel Alaimo, Brian McKenrick and Evan Zhang each claimed a pair of individual wins, while McKenrick and Zhang also played a role in for a first-place relay finish.

Event Winners:
200 Medley Relay: McKenrick, Zhang, Kevin Doo, Josh Zock – 1:31.37, Pool Record
100 Breast: Zhang – 55.36, Pool Record
200 Fly: Johnny Ellery – 1:50.89
50 Free: Zock – 20.50
1-Meter: Alaimo – 274.05
3-Meter: Alaimo – 280.50
200 Back: McKenrick – 1:51.67
200 Breast: Zhang – 2:01.59
100 Fly: Doo – 48.76
200 IM: McKenrick – 1:51.28

Read more.

Army Pistol 2nd in New London
11/4/2019

The Pistol Team traveled to New London, CT to compete against the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academies. The Varsity Pistol Team from the Coast Guard Academy won the match. Army was second by outscoring the Merchant Marine Academy. The Pistol Team also traveled to New Tripoli, PA to compete in the Steel Challenge. Cadet Austin Myers '20 finished 19th out of 98 Productions Class competitors. Keegan Buros '20 was 24th, Taylor Schorlemmer '22 was 33rd, Christian Mardaga '21 was 48th, and Emily Schultz '20 was 72nd.

Conference on the Ethics of War and Peace
11/1/2019

The Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted the 2019 Conference on the Ethics of War and Peace. This year, the theme was 'How to End a War: Peace, Justice, and Repair.' West Point hosted leading thinkers in the field from Europe and across the United States as well as several undergraduate students from service academies and civilian universities.

Cadets Boylston & Shepard at the 2020 Ironman in Kona
11/1/2019

Cadets Boylston & Shepard at the 2020 Ironman in KonaCadets Thatcher Shepard and Payton Boylston competed in the 2020 Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. The race included the world's best triathletes and serves as the ultimate race in the sport. Both cadets excelled in their first full distance triathlon. Cadet Shepard finished in 11 hours and 20 minutes and posted the 49th fastest swim out of all 3000+ athletes. Cadet Boylston finished in 11 hours and 58 minutes which placed her 12th in her age group.

Kendo Takes 4th at Cornell Tournament in Ithaca
11/1/2019

Kendo Takes 4th at Cornell Tournament in IthacaThe Army West Point Kendo team, led by CPT (P) Eric Muirhead, attended the 19th Annual Cornell Kendo Tournament in Ithaca, NY. West Point placed fourth in the Team Tournament. CDT Makoto Hotta of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces won silver in the Yudansha (Advanced Ranked Fighter) tournament.

Cadets Visit Russian Cultural Center in Brooklyn
11/1/2019

Cadets Visit Russian Cultural Center in BrooklynCadets studying Russian Intermediate and Russian Media spent the day at Brighton Beach, highlighted by meeting and talking with the adult students, teachers, and staff of the Shorefront YM-YWHA, the Russian cultural Center in Brooklyn.

Climbing Trip to Shawangunk
11/1/2019

Climbing Trip to ShawangunkNine cadets and Four OR's went out to Shawangunk ridge for a day of climbing. The team set up five top ropes with climbing difficulties ranging from 5.5 – 5.10. Congratulations to Christina Lyons who had her first outdoor climbing and rappelling experience this weekend. The mountaineering team included: Ian Navarro '20, Deanna Edgar '20, Christian Witkop '21, Gerrit Rummel '21, Andrew Krar '22, Shane Hickman '22, Hope Matthews '23, Christina Lyons '23 and Maxwell Buchanan (Coast Guard Exchange Cadet).

Armchair Conversation with Ambassador William Burns
11/1/2019

Armchair Conversation with Ambassador William BurnsAmbassador William Burns joined Dr. Robert Person for an armchair conversation on the state of American diplomacy in Cullum Hall. Cadets enrolled in American Foreign Policy and Politics of Russia and members of the International Affairs Forum were exposed to non-military perspectives on national security and foreign policy during the event.

Cadet Choir Performs in the Mariner's Cathedral
11/1/2019

Cadet Choir Performs in the Mariner's CathedralThe Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir performed with the Merchant Marine Catholic and Protestant Choirs and Glee Club at the Catholic and Protestant services in the Mariner's Cathedral earlier this month. Not only did the cadets performance constitute a significant outreach activity, but they stayed with the midshipman in their barracks and got to experience what life at a different service academy is like. An overall excellent trip one cadets look forward to repeat in the future.

Cadets Earn the Silver Medal in Britain
10/31/2019

Cadets Earn the Silver Medal in BritainUSMA Black & Gold Sandhurst team sent eight cadets to compete in the British Army's Cambrian Patrol Exercise, considered by many to be the toughest patrolling exercise in the world. The event featured nearly 100 teams from across the United Kingdom and the world.

This year, the Black and Gold team was the only international cadet team to participate and was one of the fastest to finish traveling nearly 55 miles in 43 hours with 80lb rucks. The team was awarded the Silver Medal, which is only awarded to the top 15-20% of teams.

Photo courtesy of the United Kingdom Public Affairs

Women’s Handball at the Tournoi de l’Action de Grace
10/31/2019

Women’s Handball at the Tournoi de l’Action de GraceWest Point Women’s Handball traveled to Montreal, Canada to compete in the Tournoi de l’Action de Grace. The weekend was a success as West Point Black placed 2nd and West Point Gold placed 3rd overall. This was the opening tournament of the semester and both teams fought hard in their games against the Canadian Celtiques and the Boston Club Team. Black beat everyone in the round robin play on Saturday, and then lost in a tight final match against Boston by four goals on Sunday. Gold, most of whom were playing in their very first tournament, came out strong against Boston and beat Celtique in the 3rd place match to secure their first win in two years. This level of play shows amazing potential for both teams.

Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshop
10/31/2019

Nuclear Science Merit Badge WorkshopThe Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the DTRA Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center hosted a Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshop for sixteen Scouts from Troop 23. During the five hours of activities, the Scouts completed all of the requirements to earn the merit badge. Activities included hands-on detection of naturally occurring radioactive materials, touring the pelletron accelerator, viewing radiation tracks in a cloud chamber detector, conducting an exponential decay investigation of "candium" (M&Ms), performing a radiation shielding laboratory, and completing atomic structure and fission simulations in the new state-of-the-art computational teaching classroom. The event was made possible through the volunteer efforts of CDTs Emiliano Concha-Toro '20, Joseph Kyburz '20, Anmol Narang '20, Nathaniel Peek '21, Nathan Schubring'21, Thomas Williams '20; CLS Faculty LTC Armstrong; DTRA NSERC Director COL Schools; and PANE Faculty MAJ Sublett, LTC McManus, Dr. Allen, and COL Phillips.

Cassalia Receives AWPAA Athlete of the Week Recognition
10/31/2019

Due to her exceptional performance, cow Sydney Cassalia was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

Cassalia, who hails from Omaha, Neb., recorded back-to-back shutouts in the team's 1-0-1 week with nine saves. She is riding a five-game unbeaten streak as the team secured a Patriot League Tournament berth with one game remaining in the regular season.

She boasts five shutouts this season and 20 in her career. She has a 7-5-4 record in 2019.

The 20 gives her sole possession of third-place in Army's record books for career shutouts, while in the Patriot League Cassalia cracks the top-10. She also ranks fourth all-time in minutes played (5,010).

Cassalia  made four saves on seven shots faced in the 0-0 tie on Wednesday. She one-upped herself on Saturday with five saves on 10 shots faced to total nine saves on the week. 

Judo at the Princeton Invitational
10/31/2019

Judo at the Princeton InvitationalArmy West Point Judo competed in the Princeton Judo Invitational Tournament. The Judo team earned the highest number of medals of any Judo club. The team was commended on their sportsmanship by the judges. Judo players also showed outstanding toughness and resiliency. While many players came back with bruises and/or black eyes, there were no major injuries during approximately 100 Judo matches. This tournament served as preparation for USAFA and an elite Dallas tournament.

Professor Mansfield Speaks with Cadets
10/31/2019

Professor Mansfield Speaks with CadetsHarvey C. Mansfield, Professor of Government at Harvard University, came to speak with cadets about political parties and partisan polarization. Professor Mansfield is one of the many distinguished guests that visit the Department of Social Sciences each year to bring new knowledge and perspectives to cadets.

Aviation Getting Flight Time In
10/31/2019

Aviation Getting Some Flight Time InThe Aviation team conducted some excellent practice on a dreary day recently. Cadets Galen Quiros '20 CIC and John Bass '21 ACIC managed numerous practice power-off and power-on precision competition landings. Cadet Matt Moran '23 finished his training and was signed off as a full-fledged flying team member, congratulations! CDTs Kaelynn Mayes '20, William Pickell '21, and Alex Wolf '23 worked on simulator practice in the 2nd AV Redbird flight simulator. The following weekend trained with some more accompanying weather. CIC Cadet Galen Quiros '20 and Cadet Van Moreau '20 flew a leader's recon to New Bedford, MA while Firsties Kaelynn Mayes and Angie Marsh flew practice competition landings. New team members Cadet Wesley Phelan '23 and Alex Wolf '23 continued their flight training progression toward becoming full-fledged team members.

Cadets Capture, 2-1, Road Win at Seton Hall
10/30/2019

Cadets Capture, 2-1, Road Win at Seton HallThe Army West Point men's soccer team closed out the non-league portion of its 2019 schedule with a 2-1 road win over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. The Black Knights (4-6-4, 1-3-3 Patriot League) were up for the challenge against a Seton Hall (5-8-1, 2-4-1 Big East) squad that was fresh off a 1-1 draw with No. 4 St. John's. Jake Burgess and Tyler Mitchiner were the two goal scorers for the Black Knights, while Keenan O'Shea and Zac McGraw both tallied an assist. In between the pipes, Jacob Suppiah came away with four stops, including three in the closing five minutes to help the Cadets hang on for the win.

"It was a solid team win tonight on the road," head coach Russell Payne said. "Jacob Suppiah, Jake Burgess and Matt Flynn are a few of the many guys that really stepped up tonight when the team needed them. Tonight's win was a momentum builder going into the next few days of focused preparation for our next league contest." The Pirates outshot Army, 14-11 in the contest and held a 6-5 edge in corners. Burgess netted his first collegiate goal. Mitchiner scored his first goal of the season and fifth of his career. McGraw handed out his first helper of the year and ninth of his career. O'Shea notched his third assist of the season. The firstie took sole possession of 10th in all-time assists in program history. Read more.

Cadets Attend the World Affairs Council
10/30/2019

Cadets Attend the World Affairs CouncilCadets from the International Affairs Forum attended the World Affairs Council, Global Security Forum in Connecticut. The forum covered diverse topics like cyber war and security, countering violent extremism, and the future of Afghanistan. During their visit, the cadets were privileged to attend a VIP dinner with a diverse group of distinguished guests.

Game Notes: Football Travels to Rival Air Force
10/30/2019

Game Notes: Football Travels to Rival Air ForceThe Black Knights travel to Colorado Springs this Saturday to take on the Air Force Falcons at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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

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The Black Knights travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET for a matchup with rival Air Force. Army is coming off a 34-29 defeat to the San Jose State Spartans at Michie Stadium. Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Air Force
10/30/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Air Force Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET at the USAF Academy. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref.: Opening Statement
"What's really unique about all of these games is it's a season all in itself when you play the CIC games. I'm sure the other teams feel the same way. We're very fortunate to be in a three-team round robin where you play for a very prestigious award like the Commander in Chief's Trophy and have the opportunity to go to the White House and accept the trophy. It's been just a tremendous honor for us to be able to do that the last couple of years. So, for these games everybody gets fired up. They're great rivalries and I'm sure that both teams in this game are going to be excited to play and will likely have very focused weeks of practice. I hope we will and play as best as we can play. That's what makes these games so good. They're always blood baths and knock down drag them out close games. The game earlier this year between the other two academies was a great matchup and both teams played really hard and really well. We're hopeful we can turn it into a good game this year. Air Force is a good team. They're well-coached. We have to have a great week of practice to prepare and hope to play our best to give ourselves a chance to win." Read more.

Why are Battles Won and Lost?
10/30/2019

Why are Battles Won and Lost? Cadets enrolled in the History of the Military Art to 1900 wrestled through this question as they examined Napoleon’s classic victory over the Third Coalition at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. These cadets proved themselves to be no mere Monday morning quarterbacks — they analyzed the flaws of both sides and understood how fine a line existed between victory and defeat. Just one more way the Department uses the discipline of history to train future leaders for the crucible of ground combat.

Army Crew at the Head of the Housatonic
10/30/2019

Army Crew at the Head of the HousatonicArmy Crew competed in the Head of the Housatonic earlier this month. It was a great way to start a long weekend. The team launched from the Yale Boathouse. The race is on a 2.7 mile course starting just north of Yale's Boathouse. This year Army competed against Coast Guard, Columbia, Boston University, and numerous other top schools. It was the first race for the novice team. The team did extremely well. The novice men's 8 won gold beating Coast Guard by three seconds. The men's varsity 8 won silver beating Coast Guard by 17 seconds. All rowers gained valuable rowing experience.

Men's Volleyball Competes at Home
10/30/2019

Men's Volleyball Competes at HomeThe Men's Volleyball team held a scrimmage versus Marist recently. This was the team's first match against external competition this season. This match was helpful in preparing them for the home tournament against Navy, Air Force, and RMC. The Men's Army Volleyball Team hosted RMC, Navy, and Air Force. The team, led by Firsties Kaneen Manuel and Tom Parsons, along with Plebe Dalton Ennis defeated RMC two sets to none and beat Air Force two sets to one. The team battled against Navy losing a close match one set to two (25-15, 20-25, and 13-15) to end the day. The teams then developed their relationships through a ride on the Superintendents boat.

Cadets Lesson from COL Kowalik, Ph.D.
10/30/2019

Cadets Lesson from COL Kowalik, Ph.D.Cadets in Professor David Frey's Modern Central and Eastern Europe course had the pleasure of learning about Polish history from Colonel Tomasz K. Kowalik, Ph.D. from the Polish Ministry of National Defense. Engaging with scholars from the places we study is just one of the opportunities West Point.

Orienteering at the Alasa Farms National Ranking Event
10/30/2019

Orienteering at the Alasa Farms National Ranking EventEarlier this month Cadets competed in the Alasa Farms National Ranking Event hosted by the Rochester Orienteering Club in Sodus, NY. There were two classic length races on the banks of Lake Ontario. Notable finishes include: Gino Saponari, Co A4, Class of '20 placing first in the Men's 21+ category and Elijah Dabkowski, Co C4, Class of '23 placing first in the Men's Orange course.

Cycling at the ECCC Championship
10/30/2019

Cycling at the ECCC ChampionshipThe Army West Point Cycling team competed in Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) championships recently. Completing a highly successful season in the ECCC. This help Jake Murdock, Keller Balsam, and Phoebe Lee prepare for nationals in Big Bear Lake California. Women's A: Phoebe Lee, 3rd Men's A: Keller Balsam, 5th Men's B: Jake Bueno 3rd Women's C: Ashley Buhr top 5 finish.

Women's Rugby Wraps Up Regular Season Victorious
10/29/2019

Women's Rugby Wraps Up Regular Season VictoriousThe Army West Point women's rugby team closed out its regular season in style Saturday, as the Black Knights defeated Quinnipiac, 55-14. Quinnipiac (2-5, 1-3) came out of the gates hot to start the day, scoring in the first minute. The Bobcats kept the pressure on Army (6-1, 4-0) for most of the first half, exchanging tries with the Black Knights in the opening 40 minutes. Charisma Henry, Damaria Morton, Nicole Wantlin, and Alex DiMarco all scored tries in the first half for Army, who went into the break leading 20-14.

The Black Knights turned it on in the second half, scoring five unanswered tries to cement the win. Morton added a second try, along with three by Kaitlyn Schwarting, and one by Rebecca Syrup to round out the scoring. Army finishes the 2019 league slate with a perfect 4-0 record in NIRA matches and clinches the No. 1 seed in the opening round of the NIRA Championships. The Black Knights move to 3-8 all-time in varsity 15s play against Quinnipiac. Damaria Morton's two tries on the day extend her team lead to 13 this fall. Kaitlyn Schwarting scored a hat-trick for the first time in her career. She now has five during the 15s season. McKenzie Borchers notched five conversions on the day, which brings her season total to 13, tops on the team. Read more.

Cadets Learn of African American History in the Hudson Valley
10/29/2019

Cadets Learn of African American History in the Hudson ValleyIn support of a new research project at West Point Professor Laura Hooton and CPT Louisa Koebrich led Cadets on a Black History in the Hudson Valley trip. Cadets learned about African American history in Newburgh and Beacon, including an inside look at the historic AME Zion church in Newburgh, stops on the underground railroad, property owned by the Alsdorf family, and Washington’s headquarters.

Cassalia Captures Goalie of the Week Honors
10/29/2019

Cassalia Captures Goalie of the Week HonorsDue to her exceptional performance, cow Sydney Cassalia was named the Goalie of the Week by the Patriot League on Monday.

Cassalia, who hails from Omaha, Neb., recorded back-to-back shutouts in the team's 1-0-1 week with nine saves. She is riding a five-game unbeaten streak as the team secured a Patriot League Tournament berth with one game remaining in the regular season.

She boasts five shutouts this season and 20 in her career. She has a 7-5-4 record in 2019.

The 20 gives her sole possession of third-place in Army's record books for career shutouts, while in the Patriot League Cassalia cracks the top-10. She also ranks fourth all-time in minutes played (5,010)

Cassalia made four saves on seven shots faced in the 0-0 tie on Wednesday. She one-upped herself on Saturday with five saves on 10 shots faced to total nine saves on the week.

West Point Glee Club Travels to Arizona
10/29/2019

West Point Glee Club Travels to ArizonaThe West Point Glee Club had the amazing opportunity to travel down to Arizona to support the US Army Field Band in their mission to celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Services. The Glee Club conducted dress rehearsals, sound checks, as well as two recorded sessions for NPR, all while operating under the conduction of COL Jim Keene and Constance Chase. The Glee Club also had the opportunity to travel up to see the Grand Canyon. This event was capped off with the performance of five songs. The presence of an international audience allowed the club to spread the West Point message well beyond the United States.

Rifle Bests Memphis on the Road
10/29/2019

Rifle Bests Memphis on the RoadThe eighth-ranked Army West Point Rifle team picked up its first win of the season on Sunday, topping No. 10 Memphis, 4672-4646, at the R.F. Fogelman Rifle Range.

"We were much better today. I'm really glad we put this score together so early on in the season," Wright said. "The smallbore score was better than just about anything last year and the air rifle score was tight."

Army's aggregate score of 4672 marked the second highest score for the Black Knights in fifth-year head coach Web Wright's tenure. It's previous high under Wright came in last year's NCAA Qualification match when Army posted an aggregate score of 4678.

"Coach [Leighton] Dempster and I have seen how well the team can perform in practice and we are really proud to see that work pay off with the score we put together today," said Wright. Read more.

DAF's Annual Media Day
10/29/2019

DAF's Annual Media DayCadets from the Domestic Affairs Forum (DAF) at West Point traveled to New York City for DAF's annual Media Day. After spending the morning at The Wall Street Journal, they met with Lester Holt of the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and watched a Saturday Night Live rehearsal. Woody Harrelson and several SNL cast members even took time to meet with cadets.

Sprint Football Downs St. Thomas Aquinas, 34-7
10/29/2019

Sprint Football Downs St. Thomas Aquinas, 34-7The Army West Point Sprint Football team defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 34-7, Saturday evening at the Torne Vallley Sports Complex. Army (5-1, 3-0 CSFL North) has now won four consecutive games. The Black Knights accumulated 328 yards of total offense with 157 coming on the ground and 171 through the air. On the other side, the Spartans (2-4, 2-2 CSFL North) were held to just 129 yards of total offense. Leading the defensive effort was NaVonte Dean, who registered 3.5 sacks for a total loss of 33 yards in addition to scoring his first career touchdown on a 54-yard pick six.

In registering his 64th career win, head coach Mark West tied Bob Thompson (1986-97) for the second most wins in program history. Justin Charette and Tom Williamson both reeled in their third touchdown receptions of the season. Matthew Sauter notched his fourth rushing touchdown of the year. Ryan Sullivan was 12-of-16 passing for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Ryan Leach collected his sixth interception of the season, while Nate Hagged recorded his second. Seppi Ortman was a perfect 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and 4-for-4 on PATs. His 43-yarder marked a new career high. Read more.

Women's Soccer Clinches Patriot League Berth
10/29/2019

Women's Soccer Clinches Patriot League BerthThe Army West Point Women's Soccer team picked up three points on Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over Lehigh at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field to clinch a postseason berth in the Patriot League Tournament. The Black Knights went up 1-0 in the 16th minute of the game thanks to Izzy Fontana's first-career goal.

Sydney Cassalia registered her second shutout of the week with five saves. The Cadets now rank second in league standings with 14 points and a head-to-head edge over Loyola. Alyssa Carfagno setup Army's scoring play stealing the ball away from the Mountain Hawks up the right side of the field. She worked the ball to the box where she connected with Fontana. She took advantage of the loose ball in front for the goal. Read more.

Cadets Visit Bannerman’s Castle
10/29/2019

Cadets Visit Bannerman’s CastleCPTs Justine Meberg and Claudio Innocenti took cadets to Pollepel Island in the Hudson River to visit Bannerman’s Castle. There the cadets learned about the fascinating 19th century history of the Island including the castle's service as an arsenal.

Strong Second Half Secures Men's Rugby Win
10/29/2019

Strong Second Half Secures Men's Rugby WinBehind a physical second half performance, the Army West Point Men's Rugby team took down Rugby East opponent Mary Washington, 31-15 Saturday night at the Anderson Rugby Complex. "The most pleasing part was our ability to not panic and just stay the course," said head coach Matt Sherman. "It was awesome having parents weekend and there was just a lot of energy that the boys fed off of and I think they were proud of the effort and the resiliency the team showed." Army put the pressure on right from the start. Larry Williams Jr. mauls his way in for an early try to make it 7-0 after Jack Royston's conversion.

Mary Washington was stopped in the 12th minute after a long run, with Army able to hold them up from scoring a try. The Eagles stayed on their offensive end though, forcing a penalty kick. Adam Thomson made it 7-3 Army in the 15th minute. MW stayed on the offensive -- punches in a try to take an 8-7 lead in the 25th minute. After a long run, and a couple nice passes, the Eagles scored a try right before halftime. After Thomson's conversion, MW led 15-7 at the half. Physical start to the second half. After a successful scrum, Larry Williams Jr. pushed across the try line for his second score of the night. Royston added his second conversion to make it 15-14 Eagles in the 49th minute. The Black Knights continued to wear down the Eagles. Marco Carrabotta muscled his way in to put Army back ahead 19-15 in the 70th minute. Read more.

History Department Parent Open House
10/29/2019

History Department Parent Open HouseThe Department of History hosted an open house in the Clausewitz Library in support of the United States Military Academy Parents Weekend. The open house demonstrated the value of an education in history by providing parents with opportunities to engage with staff and faculty to better understand what cadets learn in the history classroom.

Men's Soccer and Bison Battle to Scoreless Draw
10/29/2019

Men's Soccer and Bison Battle to Scoreless DrawThe Army West Point Men's Soccer team picked up a point in the Patriot League standings following a scoreless double-overtime draw against Bucknell on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights (3-6-4, 1-3-3 Patriot League) were assertive on the offensive end, putting up 14 shots compared to seven from the Bison (5-5-5, 2-2-3 Patriot League). Army also held a slight edge in corners, 6-5. Keenan O'Shea was responsible for majority of the Black Knights' shot attempts in the game, finishing with a team-high seven strikes. In goal, Jacob Suppiah posted a clean sheet after sending away the only two shots he saw placed on goal by Bucknell. O'Shea's seven shots marked a career high. Army played in its fifth overtime contest this season. The Black Knights moved to 1-0-4 in matches that went beyond regulation. The draw marked the first all-time in the Army-Bucknell series. Army now holds a 21-17-1 advantage versus the Bison. Read more.

Water Polo Perfect at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tournament
10/25/2019

Water Polo Perfect at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute TournamentThe Army Water Polo team brought the full 20-player roster to compete in the New York area regional tournament at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The games started out with a tough competition against New York University and Columbia University on Saturday with Army winning both games with scores of (13-8) and (15-3) respectively. Sunday morning, the Army team continued the winning streak with dominating performances against the Merchant Marine Academy (14-3) and RPI (16-2).

Finishing the weekend with a record of 4-0 in regional play, Army sits with the number one seed moving forward to the state tournament. The entire team developed in both water polo skills and team chemistry over the weekend with every single member of the team seeing a respectable amount of playing time against weaker competition in the regional qualifying tournament.

Army Announces Agreements with ESPN Events and Independence Bowl for Next Bowl Cycle
10/25/2019

Army Announces Agreements with ESPN Events and Independence Bowl for Next Bowl CycleArmy West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has announced a new six-year bowl tie-in for Army Football with ESPN Events and the Independence Bowl. Through 2025, Army will have primary tie-ins with the Independence Bowl (even years) and an ESPN owned and operated bowl game (odd years).

"We are thrilled to partner with ESPN Events and the Independence Bowl," said Buddie. "This opportunity comes from the hard work and success of our football coaching staff and our incredible cadets who represent us so well on a national stage. I want to thank Pete Derzis and Clint Overby of ESPN Events and Missy Setters of the Independence Bowl for their commitment to our program. I know that the Army faithful will enjoy traveling with our team in future years to these great bowl games."

"We are honored and excited to extend our relationship with Army West Point into the new six-year bowl cycle," said Clint Overby, Vice President of ESPN Events. "Army's rich history and fan base make them a wonderful addition to our participant roster."

"The Independence Bowl Foundation is excited to feature Army West Point as a primary tie-in for our game for three of the next six years and continuing the strong tradition of honoring our military men and women here in Shreveport," said Independence Bowl Executive Director Missy Setters. "Their football program is steeped in college football tradition with bowl victories, national championships, and Heisman Trophy winners. Army represents all that is great about the game of college football." Read more.

Women’s Handball Trains with the US Olympic Beach Handball Team
10/25/2019

Women’s Handball Trains with the US Olympic Beach Handball TeamThe Army West Point Women’s Handball travelled to Hermosa Beach, California to train with the United States Olympic Beach Handball Team. The weekend was a success as West Point helped the Olympic Team to train for the World Beach Games in Qatar while improving their own skills. Beach Handball is an adaptation of the Olympic sport, Team Handball, but on a much more difficult playing surface and it rewards highly skilled shots like 360-degree spins and alley-oops passes. All players on this trip have had the opportunity to previously train under the Beach Handball National Team coach, Juliano de Oliveria, and thus after a quick warmup assimilated into the National Team and got right into a full practice and multiple games.

Army West Point Boxing from Yonkers to Canada
10/25/2019

Army West Point Boxing from Yonkers to CanadaThe Army West Point Boxing team traveled to Yonkers to compete in the "Best of the Best" boxing invitational. The following boxers won their bouts: Isaiah Queen, Alyssa Milner, Jaquan Byrd, Ezekiel Mercado, Amadou Bah, Corrine Kurz, and Emma Begin.

They travelled to Moncton Canada to box against Crandall University and Nova Scotia area boxers. Results from the event: Winners- Cadets Riddick, Walker, Ramos, Greenfield and Shepherd. Cadets Bah and Naumann boxed in exhibition matches. Cadets Taylor, Ahoua and Chronister lost via split decisions. Cadet Shepherd won his bout via TKO with a devastating hook to the body. Cadet Ahoua was awarded the fight of the night. Also travelling to Albany to compete in the invitational. Winners of the event were Cadets Radcliff, Albin, Dempster, Kurz and Byrd. Cadet Ferry lost a split decision. The road to the championship continues.

Cycling Competes in a 2-Day Race in Clarkson
10/25/2019

Cycling Competes in a 2-Day Race in ClarksonThe Army West Point cycling team traveled 6 hours to Clarkson recently to compete in a 2-day race against teams such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, and The University of Vermont in one of their best competitions yet.

Results:
Men’s A: Keller Balsam, 5th
Men’s B: Spencer Weisgram 1st
Men’s C: Jack von Kleeck, 2nd Place
Women’s C: Esther Roman and Ashley Buhr top 5 finish

Cadet Spirit Band Support to the AOG Tailgate
10/25/2019

Cadet Spirit Band Support to the AOG TailgateCadet Spirit Band provided support to both the AOG tailgate as well as the Army at Western Kentucky football game. They boosted everyone’s spirits and were paid many compliments by both old grads and WKU fans about their musical proficiency, spirit, and professionalism. Additionally, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band was able to link up with, and perform alongside, the Cadet Spirit Band for the game. This turned out to be a fantastic opportunity to share experiences, unite brands, and further honor the honored unit for this game.

Morton, Andrews Named AWPAA Co-Athletes of the Week
10/24/2019

Morton, Andrews Named AWPAA Co-Athletes of the WeekWith several strong performances this past weekend around Army West Point Athletics, Damaria Morton of the women's rugby team and Mika Andrews of the women's cross country team have been named Army West Point Athletics Association (AWPAA) Co-Athletes of the Week.

Damaria Morton helped Army secure a 70-0 win over Penn State with a six try effort. It was the first victory for the Black Knights over the Nittany Lions in varsity 15s history.

The six tries were not only a career high for Morton but were the most all-time in single game varsity history for the women's rugby program.

The Black Knights are currently the only undefeated team in NIRA league play with a 3-0 record and are 5-1 overall during the fall season. The team will return to action for its final regular season game this Saturday, October 26 on the road at Quinnipiac.

Andrews helped guide the women's cross country team to a Star Meet victory over service academy rival Navy by leading the team with a third place individual finish. The result marks her highest team finish, as she led the Black Knights' run of third through sixth place finishers in the meet.

Army now sets its sights on the Patriot League Championship meet in Hamilton, N.Y., on November 2.

Williamson Earns Weekly League Honor
10/24/2019

Williamson Earns Weekly League HonorFirstie Justin Williamson was named the Patriot League Golfer of the Week after his performance at the Lehigh Invitational last weekend.

Williamson earned the individual medal at the Lehigh University Invitational by shooting an even-par 144 (74-70) during the 36-hole tournament at Saucon Valley Country Club. The firstie fired a 2-under par 70 in the second round at the 7,091-yard course to earn a one-stroke victory.

Williamson led the Black Knights to a second-place finish in the 14-team field that included Patriot League rivals Bucknell, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, and Navy.

The Black Knights are back on the course this weekend with a visit to Hawai'i for the Hoakalei Invitational with the first of three rounds teeing off on October 28.

Wrestling Tickets on Sale For Black Knight Invite
10/24/2019

Wrestling Tickets on Sale For Black Knight InviteTickets for this year's Army West Point Black Knight Invite on Sunday November 17 officially go on sale today. Army wrestling welcomes Hofstra, Central Michigan, Indiana, Michigan, Maryland, Bloomsburg, and defending NCAA National Champion Penn State to Christl Arena for the opening home event of the 2019-20 season. "To see our tournament at West Point, the Black Knight Invite, grow into the premier collegiate tournament of that particular weekend has been a lot of fun," said head coach Kevin Ward. "Anytime you have the defending NCAA Champions coming to your place, it immediately raises the bar for everyone in the tournament."

Army finished the 2018-19 season with an 8-3 overall team record -- 7-1 in EIWA matches. The Black Knights entered the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll for the first time since 2005 and also won their third straight Star Meet against service-academy rival Navy. Army had seven NCAA qualifiers last season, marking just the third time in program history there was at least seven Black Knights to qualify, and first since 1987. Six of those qualifiers return this season, led by team captains Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.) and Trey Chalifoux (125 lbs.). Two-time NCAA qualifier Ben Harvey also is back for Army at 174 pounds. Read more.

Hockey Receives Recognition in National Poll
10/24/2019

Hockey Receives Recognition in National PollThe Army West Point Hockey team received national recognition with a nod in the USCHO.com coaches poll.

The Black Knights have now earned two victories over other teams receiving votes including Union (3-2) and Robert Morris (4-1).

Army ranks among the best in the country for its penalty kill efficiency at .950. The Black Knights have not allowed a power play score since the season opener which spans 214:20 minutes of action.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: San Jose State
10/24/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on San Jose State Saturday at 12 p.m. at Michie Stadium. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref.: On what is the most important thing to get back on track
"The most important thing is to play our brand of fundamental football. Football is blocking and tackling. We have to do that as well as we are capable of doing it. If we do it as well as we are capable of doing it, it will be good enough. We have to take care of the ball. It is a huge statistic in football. Unless a team is physically superior who can afford to give up a few turnovers and survive it, we're not. We had a big turnover on Saturday night and they turned it into seven points. We can't do that. There are a few things that I think if we just do better we will perform better.

I thought we were better on Saturday night than we have been in the past couple games. We were more like ourselves. We had more confidence and performed better. They made some plays against us on defense. We got ourselves into some third down situations which were more manageable, and they got their way out of it on some third and longs. Read more.

Army and Lafayette Fight to Scoreless Finish
10/24/2019

Army and Lafayette Fight to Scoreless FinishAfter 110 minutes, the Army West Point women's soccer team ended its mid-week matchup in a tie at Lafayette. The Black Knights controlled the overtime period with five shots to the Leopards' one. Sydney Cassalia recorded her fourth shutout of the season and 19th in her career at Army. She moves up to 3rd in all-time program standings where she is tied with Kristine Beardsley '91 and Mary Kidd '99.

At the 17th minute of the game, Cassalia made consecutive saves where she punched the ball out of play. The Leopards were set up on a free kick just outside the box, but the cow goalkeeper denied the opponent on a back-to-bar shot just below the crossbar. Army had five opportunities in overtime to Lafayette's one. Read more.

Barnhorst Wins Patriot League Player of the Week
10/22/2019

Barnhorst Wins Patriot League Player of the WeekAfter leading the Army offense during the team's two victory week, yearling Emmy Barnhorst has been named Patriot League Player of the Week. "We are very proud of Emmy and this is a well deserved honor," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "She has worked very hard to improve her game and knows how important her role is on the team. She is a student of the game and a tireless worker."

Barnhorst was Army's leader in kills and blocks in both matches, posting 14 kills and six blocks against Lafayette and 10 kills and four blocks against Loyola. Barnhorst was highly efficient on the attack, recording hitting percentages of .500 and .407. She has now recorded double-digit kills in five of her last six games while averaging 3.27 kills per set. The Winfield, Ill., native will look to continue her hot streak as the Black Knights aim to extend their season-high winning streak to five games when they return to the court on Friday to take on American.

Football Offensive Line Earns Spot on Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll
10/22/2019

Football Offensive Line Earns Spot on Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor RollArmy Football's offensive line earned a spot on the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll, it was announced on today. The award recognizes the most outstanding offensive line unit in college football that displays toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique and finishing. It is named after Joe Moore, who was widely regarded as the best offensive line coach in college football history. It is the only major college football award to honor a unit. Army's offensive line consisting of Jaxson Deaton (23), JB Hunter (19), Peyton Reeder (18), Alex Herndon (7), Jack Sides (7), Mike Johnson (1) and Noah Utley (1) have 76 combined starts amongst the group.

Since 2009, thanks in large part to the offensive line, Army has been among the top-25 teams in the country in rushing yards and three times led the nation. A 2018 Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team and an All-Independent Second Team selection, Deaton started all 13 games and helped Army rank second nationally in rushing. Reeder has made 18 starts and is on the Rimington Trophy Watch List, recognizing the nation's top center. The junior also earned a spot on the 2018 Sports Illustrated All-Bowl team for the offense's performance against Houston in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Read more.

Drysdale Gains Patriot League Rookie of the Week Recognition
10/22/2019

Drysdale Gains Patriot League Rookie of the Week RecognitionFor the second straight week, an Army West Point Women's Soccer plebe was named the Patriot League's Rookie of the Week. Lauren Drysdale picked up the honors this time due to her performance in Army's 3-1 victory at American last Saturday.

The Irvine, Calif., native scored her second goal of the season last weekend off a penalty kick in the 78th minute. Drysdale increased her season point total to eight to rank second on the squad.

The Cadets travel to Lafayette Wednesday for a 7 p.m. contest.

Game Notes: Army Returns to Michie to Host San Jose St.
10/22/2019

Game Notes: Army Returns to Michie to Host San Jose St.The Black Knights return to Michie Stadium this Saturday at noon to take on the San Jose State Spartans.

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

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The Black Knights return to Michie Stadium on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET for a matchup with San Jose State. Read more.

Williamson Wins Lehigh Invitational Title
10/21/2019

Williamson Wins Lehigh Invitational TitleFirstie Justin Williamson fired a 2-under 70 in the final round on Saturday to become the 2019 Lehigh Invitational individual champion by one stroke. Williamson was tied for fourth after the first day and finished even par for the tournament to win the title by one stroke over Oisin Deveruex of Iona and Austin Deveruex of Rider.

The Black Knights had a team score of 598 (+22) and snuck up two spots on the day with a 295 team score (+7). Holy Cross won the team title with a score of 592 (+16) Williamson's individual victory was the first of his career and the first for the Black Knights since Peter Kim won the 2017 Patriot League Championship. Tom Katsenes wasn't far back from Williamson, as he finished fourth at 2-over for the tournament. Katsenes was also under par on Saturday with a 1-under 71 score and shot 2-under on the back nine to move up the leaderboard. Read more.

Men's Rugby Earns Conference Victory
10/21/2019

Men's Rugby Earns Conference VictoryThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team returned to the win column Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated Rugby EAST opponent St. Bonaventure, 43-19. "I really liked how switched on and engaged we looked, sounded, and felt," said head coach, Matt Sherman. "That's the main reason we had our best performance of the season. For about 60, 65 minutes, we played really consistent, high quality rugby. Now we just have to chase 80 minutes of that kind of play."

Army put the pressure on right from the start. Strong scrum play led to a Paul Adams try in the 11th minute. Jack Royston added the conversion to make it 7-0. The Black Knights stayed on the offensive through most of the first half. Ben Vasta was able to muscle in for a try to extend the lead. Royston's second conversion made it 14-0 in the 27th minute. Army was able to keep pushing right before the half. Off a scrum, Collin Grosse weaved his way in for the try. Royston's kick made it 21-0 at the half. St. Bonaventure was able to capitalize on their opening possession of the second half. Charles Schwenk crossed the try line to make it 21-5 in the 44th minute. The cadets were able to get back on the offensive. After a strong scrum, Marco Carrabotta was able to dot the try. Royston added the conversion to extend the lead to 28-5 in the 50th minute. Read more.

Army Wins Women's XC Star Meet
10/21/2019

Army Wins Women's XC Star MeetIt came down to a single point, but the Army West Point women's cross country team was able to rally to defeat service academy rival Navy 27-28 to claim the women's cross country Star in the 2019-20 Star Series presented by USAA.

The depth of the Black Knights was key in this one, as Navy took the top two spots in the race. Mika Andrews led the Black Knights in third (19:53.2) and was followed by teammates Sam Coletti, Ramsey Wagner and Alexandra Gibbs, giving the Cadets four of the top six positions in the race. Also scoring for Army were Jordan Jones in ninth and Dominique Shultz and Lily Nunnery in 11th and 12th.

The victory gives the team's second Star Meet win in the past three seasons after failing to secure the Star from 2011-2016. Combined with Navy's men's victory, the 2019-20 Star Series is now tied at 3-3. Read more.

Men's Soccer Wins 6-1 Over Holy Cross
10/21/2019

Men's Soccer Wins 6-1 Over Holy CrossThe Army West Point Men's Soccer team flashed its offensive firepower in a 6-1 Patriot League home win over Holy Cross on Sunday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. The Black Knights (3-6-3, 1-3-2 Patriot League) grabbed their first league win and picked up a much needed three points in the standings. Five different Cadets tallied a score against the Crusaders (2-11-0, 1-5-0 Patriot League), led by a pair of goals from Oscar Pereira.

Keenan O'Shea also had a productive offensive outing, scoring on a penalty kick and dishing out an assist. Carter Kowalewski, Justin McStay and Matt Flynn accounted for the remaining three Army scores. The Black Knights led the Crusaders in shots, 11-6, and corners, 8-3. Jacob Suppiah notched his first collegiate win after making three stops in between the pipes. Read more.

Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to Four
10/21/2019

Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to FourThe Army West Point Volleyball team won its fourth consecutive match on Saturday as it defeated conference opponent Loyola (Md.) in straight sets. The Black Knights (15-6, 6-2 PL) played one of their most complete matches of the year, hitting at .379 percentage in the match with eight blocks and six aces across the match's three sets. The team committed just eight attack errors in the match.

"I am very proud of how the team stayed tough and focused on the mission today," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "Our focus and intensity were the best they have been this season and it showed in our play."

Army was strong from the start, hitting at a .500 percentage in the first set. Yearling Emmy Barnhorst record five of her match leading 10 kills in the first frame. The Cadets also recorded four of the team's six aces in the first set. Two Black Knights recorded four kills in set two, as firsties Sydney Morriss and Allie Strong led the offense in the second en route to a .429 percentage.

The third set was won at the net for Army, as the team posted five of its eight blocks. Army won the third set 25-16. Read more.

Sprint Football Bests Caldwell, 38-6
10/21/2019

Sprint Football Bests Caldwell, 38-6The Army West Point Sprint Football team topped Caldwell, 38-6, Saturday afternoon at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights (4-1, 2-0 CSFL North) forced seven turnovers, as the Cougars (2-3, 1-1 CSFL South) threw four interceptions and lost three fumbles. On the offensive end of the ball, the firstie captain Tom Williamson paced the way with a season-high nine receptions good for 112 yards and a touchdown. Head coach Mark West is now just a win shy of tying Bob Thompson (1986-97) for the second most wins in program history. The 11th year coach registered his 63rd career win. Ryan Leach registered two interceptions, marking the second time this season he has had multiple interceptions in a game. Read more.

Hockey Splits Series with Colonials
10/21/2019

Hockey Splits Series with ColonialsThe Army West Point Hockey team suffered a 3-0 setback to Robert Morris Sunday evening to split the weekend series. The Colonials jumped ahead 2-0 after the first period and scored an insurance goal in the second. The Black Knights put it all out there with a season-high 43 shots, but came up just short. Robert Morris had a two-goal first period and added another in the second to go ahead 3-0. Darcy Walsh and Nick Jenny were responsible for the first scores of the game.

The Colonial's first goal came halfway through the first period, while the second was scored with 2:14 remaining in the frame. After 11:59 into the second stanza, Robert Morris struck again when Cameron Hebert redirected a shot taken by Garrett Clegg into the net. The Black Knights had several power play opportunities, including four in the final period, but was not able to score on those chances. All of Robert Morris' goals were even-strength. The Black Knights have not allowed a power play score since the season opener which spans 214:20 minutes of action. Read more.

Women's Rugby Earns Shutout Over Penn State
10/21/2019

Women's Rugby Earns Shutout Over Penn StateThe Army West Point Women's Rugby team scored early and often Saturday at Penn State, as the Black Knights cruised past the Nittany Lions, 70-0. Army (5-0, 3-0 NIRA) earned its third shutout of the 15 seasons against Penn State. Damaria Morton scored a career high six tries for the Black Knights. Sydney Dawson, Naomi Colin, Julia Riekena, and Kaylee Cargile all scored a try in the win. Morton's six tries give her 11 on the season -- most on the team. Henry's try was her sixth of the fall, which puts her in second among the cadets. Read more.

Women's Soccer Tops Eagles, 3-1, in Road League Tilt
10/21/2019

Women's Soccer Tops Eagles, 3-1, in Road League TiltThe Army West Point Women's Soccer team picked up three points in the Patriot League standings after defeating American, 3-1, on the road on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights were edged in shots by the Eagles, 12-11, but made the most of their opportunities after putting in three of their eight shots on goal into the back of the net. The Black Knights won their third straight league match.

It marks the longest Patriot League winning streak since claiming three in a row to close out the 2013 regular season. Morgan Walsh and Lauren Drysdale both recorded their second goals of the year. Sydney Shafer handed out her first helper of the season. Army tied its season-high single-game mark for goals with three. The Black Knights notched double-digit shots for the 11th time this season. The Cadets logged double-digit shots for the third consecutive outing. Sydney Cassalia made three stops in between the pipes. Read more.

Kozlowski Voted AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/17/2019

Kozlowski Voted AWPAA Athlete of the WeekTrevin Kozlowski of the Army West Point Hockey team was voted the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after his outstanding performance against UConn last Friday.

The cow goalie made 27 saves in the team's 2-1 victory over the Huskies including 13 in the final period to preserve the lead. Kozlowski helped back the defense who held UConn to one goal and zero special teams scores.

The Black Knights are back in action at Tate Rink Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and Sunday (4:05 p.m.).

Men's Hoops Picked Sixth in Preseason Poll
10/17/2019

Men's Hoops Picked Sixth in Preseason PollFor the second consecutive season, Lee Anderson Head Men's Basketball Coach Jimmy Allen and his Army West Point squad were chosen to finish sixth in the Patriot League Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released Wednesday morning. Colgate, the defending league regular season and tournament champions, was picked to repeat as the top team in the league after earning 162 points and 18 first-place votes. Bucknell (130), American (126), Loyola (98) and Boston U. (97) rounded out the top-five and finished just ahead of Army. American was the only other team to receive first-place votes. The Black Knights added four to a roster that returns 16 Cadets for the 2019-20 campaign, including a pair of 1,000-point scorers in Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson.

Army's program's all-time leader in single-season and career assists, Funk, finished 20th in the league in scoring with 12.6 points per game. The 2018-19 Third Team All-Patriot League selection ranked second in helpers with 5.9 per contest and is just one of eight student-athletes in league history to accumulate more than 1,000 career points and 500 career assists. Wilson capped his junior campaign as the league's leading rebounder after reeling in 8.6 per tilt to pair with 13.8 points per game, which ranked 13th. He additionally finished inside the top-five in field goal percentage. The Alexandria, Ky., native will look to build on his career resume as he sits inside the top-30 in program history in scoring and ninth in career rebounds. Read more.

Plunkett Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honors
10/16/2019

Plunkett Earns Defensive Player of the Week HonorsYearling defenseman Marshal Plunkett of the Army West Point Hockey team was named Atlantic Hockey's Defensive Player of the week this week after helping in the Black Knights' 2-1 victory over UConn.

Plunkett had the primary assist on the game-winning goal in Army's 2-1 road win Friday night. The West Salem, Wisc., native has now assisted on the game-winning goal of both wins to open the season.

He also is part of the penalty kill unit that negated all four UConn power-play opportunities and added one block in the win.

The Black Knights are back in action Saturday and Sunday hosting Robert Morris. The first game will be played at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday's will be a matinee at 4:05 p.m.

Volleyball Defeats Lafayette For Third Straight Win
10/16/2019

Volleyball Defeats Lafayette For Third Straight WinThe Army West Point volleyball team stretched its conference winning streak to three games with a home victory over Lafayette on Tuesday.

The Black Knights (14-6, 5-2) faced a strong challenge in a marathon second set, when the teams fought off a combined 13 set points before Lafayette was able to take the set 35-33. Army bounced back stronger in the final two sets, raising its hitting percentage to .300 in the third and then .500 in the fourth to close out the match 3-1.

"I'm very proud of the team again," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "That second set was exciting, not for a coach but for everyone else. We have warriors. We have soldiers and I'm really happy with how the team responded. They were able to take a deep breath and said 'Okay, next set.' You could tell by the way we ran our offense and the way we attacked. We got better in each set with hitting percentage and blocking, so I'm very proud of the response."

The win improves Army's all-time record against Lafayette to 55-4. The team is now 5-2 in Patriot League play, placing them third behind Colgate and American. Read more.

Alaimo Collects Weekly League Honors
10/16/2019

Alaimo Collects Weekly League HonorsWith a pair of victories on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards against UMass, yearling Daniel Alaimo picked up his second straight Patriot League Diver of the Week honors on Tuesday afternoon.

"I am very proud of Danny," head diving coach Chris Waters said. "He's been working hard, making corrections and it's nice to see him be recognized by the league."

Alaimo bested the Minutemen on the 1-meter after posting a score of 267.38. The West Nyack, N.Y., native also claimed the top spot on the 3-meter with a score of 287.85. It was his highest dual meet mark on the 3-meter during his collegiate career.

Alaimo and the Black Knights will return to action on Nov. 2 when they take on UConn in a road dual scheduled to start at 1 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Georgia State
10/16/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Georgia State Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. The contest will be carried on ESPN+. 

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref: Opening Statement
"Well, we find ourselves in a situation that we haven't been in a couple of years, losing two games in a row. It's certainly disappointing that we weren't able to come off the last loss with a victory. It would have been nice to get things going and get charged back up, but Western Kentucky played a really good game, and controlled the clock, ran the ball and just held down our possessions. When we had our opportunities, we didn't move the sticks. We had to punt far too many times in a low possession game and they just beat us. It's disappointing. It certainly wasn't because our guys weren't playing hard. Our guys played hard. I thought they tried and we just got beat.

"So, we've got to find some answers. What we've got to do is run the ball more effectively and turn first downs and stop the run, which we haven't done the last couple of weeks. Tulane ran the ball really well against us as did Western Kentucky. So that's really where we've based our philosophy. We have to be able to run the ball effectively and stop the run and we haven't done that the last couple of weeks. Hopefully that will improve. Certainly, working towards that. And just be ready to get back out there to practice this afternoon and get started." Read more.

Hockey Triumphant Over UConn in Road Battle
10/15/2019

Hockey Triumphant Over UConn in Road BattleThanks to 13 saves in the third period by Trevin Kozlowski, the Army West Point Hockey team topped UConn 2-1 on the road Friday night. The Black Knights are now 2-0 and have topped two non-conference opponents for the first time to start the season since 1989. Army jumped ahead thanks to John Zimmerman's first career goal, but the Huskies answered right away to knot the score at 1-1. With four minutes to go in the second period, Marshal Plunkett connected with Daniel Haider for the game-winner.

Kozlowski ended the game with 27 saves including 13 in the final period to maintain the Cadets' lead. The first period was even with both teams recording five shots on goal and one penalty apiece. Things heated up in the second stanza however with goals from each side spacing 31 seconds apart. Army struck first when Dominic Franco won the faceoff at the left circle. Zimmerman one-timed the puck to beat Tomas Vomacka stick side high. Read more.

King Selected as Patriot League Rookie of the Week
10/15/2019

King Selected as Patriot League Rookie of the WeekPlebe forward Aunikah King of the Army West Point Women's Soccer team was named the Patriot League's Rookie of the Week, announced by the league on Monday.

The Jacksonville, Fla., native's first career goal was one to remember as it lifted the team past a tough Loyola team during the 93rd minute in overtime on Saturday.

King's game-winner helped snap a five-game unbeaten streak by the Greyhounds. Army improved to 5-5-3 overall and 2-2-1 in league action.

The Cadets take on American next Saturday on the road. The match will begin at 1 p.m.

Women's Tennis Captures Title at Loyola
10/15/2019

Women's Tennis Captures Title at LoyolaAfter three days of competition, Ana Joyner and Caroline Vincent captured top billing at the Greyhounds Women's Tennis Classic Sunday. The duo began the championship matches with a 6-2 win over Kateri Martin and Abigail Thorton of Loyola in their doubles match. Joyner then took down Martin in singles, 6-2, 6-3. Vincent made it a 3-0 Army victory with a straight sets win over Thorton, 6-3, 6-2.

Also playing on Sunday in the 5th place match, Anna Loureiro and Bridget Mayfield were 2-1 winners over Abby Decker and Sandra Aguirre of Loyola. The Black Knights won the doubles point, followed by a singles victory by Loureiro over Decker. Joyner and Vincent were undefeated in doubles and singles over the tournament, going 3-0 together in doubles. Joyner was 2-0 in singles, while Vincent went 3-0. Anna Loureiro went 4-0 in singles over the three days of play. Read more.

Women's Soccer Wins Overtime Thriller Against Loyola
10/15/2019

Women's Soccer Wins Overtime Thriller Against LoyolaWith her first career goal, Aunikah King lifted the Army West Point Women's Soccer team over Loyola Saturday night, 1-0, three minutes into overtime. With the score deadlocked at 0-0 after regulation, the Black Knights and Greyhounds went to overtime, but it didn't take long for the Cadets to come away with the victory. Army snapped Loyola's five-game unbeaten streak. With 92 minutes on the clock, Sydney Cassalia booted the ball up the length on the pitch connecting with Alyssa Carfagno. The plebe redirected the ball down the middle of the box where King broke free and beat the keeper for the game-winner. The Black Knights earned their second straight Patriot League victory. The Cadets improve to 5-5-3 on the season. Read more.

Volleyball Defeats Conference Foe Lehigh
10/15/2019

Volleyball Defeats Conference Foe LehighThe Army West Point Volleyball team completed a sweep of its two-game Pennsylvania road trip with a 3-0 win over Lehigh on Saturday. "Overall great win for the team!" Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "Lehigh is a good team, so this is an accomplishment for us. Our defense was good and different hitters shined at the right time" It took some time for Army to get going in this one, as they fell behind 7-2 in the first set. But the Black Knights were able to rattle off nine consecutive points to jump in front and eventually take the first set 25-19.

The team hit .419 in the first set with Emmy Barnhorst leading the way with 7 points. The teams battled it out in the second set, with the lead changing hands seven times in the frame. Army was able to grind it out, taking the set 25-23. "It was great to see us win that second set when it was a tight game," Kovaci Lee said "We were mentally tough and were able to close it out." The Black Knights stormed towards the finish at the start of set three, taking the first 10 points. Lehigh would not go away quietly, fending off four consecutive set points before Army was able close out the set 25-21 to win the match. Read more.

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw in Army-Navy Cup VIII
10/15/2019

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw in Army-Navy Cup VIIIIn front of over 8,000 people, the Army West Point Men's Soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw with No. 19 Navy on Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium in Army-Navy Cup VIII. Against nationally ranked Midshipmen (11-0-1, 4-0-1 Patriot League) squad, the Black Knights (2-5-3, 0-3-2 Patriot League) poured on 18 shots compared to Navy's 6. The Cadets also held the slight edge in corners, 4-3. Keenan O'Shea put in the lone goal for the Black Knights, marking his fourth career Army-Navy Cup score.

The firstie paced the team in shots with five, while Oscar Pereira and Tyler Mitchiner took four and three, respectively. Jacob Suppiah made his second collegiate start in between the pipes and posted a career-high four saves, including a game-saver in double-overtime. Army improved to 3-0-2 in the previous five Army-Navy Cup matches. O'Shea scored his team-best fourth goal of the season. He took sole possession of eighth in all-time goals scored with 22. The Chesterfield, Va., native tied Dave Robinson for 10th in all-time points with 54. Read more.

Game Notes: Football Travels to Georgia State
10/15/2019

Game Notes: Football Travels to Georgia StateThe Black Knights close out a two-game road trip with a matchup against the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from Georgia State Stadium, previously Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves. Army is coming off a 17-8 setback to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. It marked the first time since 2017 that the Black Knights have suffered back-to-back losses (9/16 at Ohio State, 9/23 at Tulane). Saturday's contest will air live on ESPN Plus with Matt Stewart and Wayne Gandy on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

Army's defense has 12 takeaways (T-19th nationally) through its first six games this season, which includes eight fumble recoveries (T-5th). On top of the 12 takeaways, West Point is 17th nationally in passing defense (179.0), 32nd in scoring defense (20.7), 38th in first downs allowed (112) and 39th in total defense (340.2). Firstie linebacker Cole Christiansen, one of two captains on defense, is tied for eighth nationally in solo tackles (38), tied for 12th in total tackles (62), and is tied for 15th in forced fumbles (2). He recorded 13 tackles (7 solo) at Western Kentucky, matching his career-high, to go along with a half-sack. He now has career double-digit tackle games and three consecutive. Firstie defensive back Elijah Riley has had a hand in four takeaways this season (three forced fumbles and an interception). His three forced fumbles are fourth nationally. Read more.

How to Follow - Army at Western Kentucky
10/11/2019

How to Follow - Army at Western KentuckyThe Army West Point football team heads back on the road Saturday to take on the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky. Army fans around the world will be able to follow the action live on several platforms, headlined by video coverage on Stadium and radio coverage on the Army Sports Network. 

Television: Stadium
On-Air Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Announcers: Chris Vosters (play-by-play) and Jordan Palmer (analyst)
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Triathlon at the Westchester Triathlon
10/11/2019

Triathlon at the Westchester TriathlonThe Triathlon team traveled to Rye, NY to compete in the Westchester triathlon. This triathlon also served as the Northeast Triathlon Conference Championships. West Point claimed the overall team title for the race and for the entire conference season over Coast Guard and Northeastern University. Notable performances include Emma MacDonald placing 2nd in the female race and for the males Thatcher Shepard, Joshua Reece, and Thomas Batt swept the podium claiming 1st through 3rd respectively.

CDT Weisgram '23 Continues Strong Season
10/11/2019

Army West Point's Cycling team competed at a 2-Day mountain bike competition at Northeastern University in Massachusetts recently. Spencer Weisgram '23 continued his strong season, scoring 1st in all his respective races. For the Army women, Phoebe Lee lead the way, scoring 4th and 3rd. Prior to this West Point's fastest team had a grueling three-race 1-Day mountain bike competition at UCONN. The Army team scored in the top 10 in almost every category with newcomers Spencer Weisgram '23 and Noah Rodney '23 scoring 1st and 2nd in their respective races. Overall the team finished the weekend in third place behind UVM and UNH. Also, at the University of Vermont's annual 2-day mountain bike race, impressive finishes included Keller Balsam and Eric Kulkarni both getting 3rd place in their respective heats, and Noah Rodney earning 5th in his race. Overall, the team finished second to the hosts, UVM.

National Conference on Ethics in America
10/10/2019

National Conference on Ethics in America“I think this conference is an awesome experience to get a different perspective. What I enjoyed the most was talking to the ROTC cadets and the civilians. So, hearing from ROTC and civilians have brought in some awesome, totally different insights like from a business-oriented perspective that makes it really interesting.” --USMA Class of 2020 Cadet Yili Quinlan said about the National Conference on Ethics in America. The 35th NCEA, hosted by West Point, facilitated a discussion on “Choosing the Harder Right, Over the Easier Wrong” to provide 200 participants the opportunity for learning and reflection and build relationships.

Christiansen Named a Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist
10/10/2019

Christiansen Named a Lott IMPACT Trophy QuarterfinalistArmy West Point firstie linebacker and two-year captain Cole Christiansen has been named a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday. The list consists of 20 players. The award, now in its 16th season, recognizes the player who makes the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala on December 15 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Joel Klatt of FOX will be the emcee.

The Foundation will donate $25,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winners' university and $5,000 to each of three runner-up schools. Voting for the quarterfinalists was done by members of the Board of Directors, former coaches and players as well as journalists. Christiansen has made 31 career starts, all consecutive. In 37 career games, he has 212 total tackles (121 solo), 18 TFLs, two sacks, an interception and three PBUs. The firstie is 13th nationally in forced fumbles (2), 16th in solo tackles (31) and 24th in total stops (49). Read more.

Fly Fishing on the Esopus River
10/10/2019

Fly Fishing on the Esopus RiverThe Cadet Fly Fishing Club had eight cadets visit the Esopus River in the Catskill Mountains, one of the "cradles of American fly fishing." The cadets were joined by volunteers from three neighboring Trout Unlimited chapters who helped the cadets during their fishing time. Several cadets caught their first trout and/or their first fish on a fly rod. The club is extremely grateful for Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed, Catskill Mountain, and Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited chapters for volunteering their time and expertise.

Actor Stephen Lang Discusses his Work with Cadets
10/10/2019

Actor Stephen Lang Discusses his Work with CadetsThe Cadet Film Forum and the Department of English and Philosophy hosted actor Stephen Lang for an evening lecture discussing his work in Hollywood and on Broadway. Mr. Lang held a Q&A session with cadets in the Haig Room of the Jefferson Library as well as giving a brief performance in the character of Colonel Miles Quaritch, from the movie Avatar.

Golf's Marshall Daniel Earns AWPAA Weekly Honors
10/9/2019

Golf's Marshall Daniel Earns AWPAA Weekly HonorsRookie Marshall Daniel of the Golf team earned Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors following his performance this past weekend against Navy at Pine Valley.

The Black Knight's earned the star for the third year in a row after taking an early 3-1 lead after four-ball play on Saturday and then winning 6.5-4.5 following singles matches on Sunday.

Daniel was key to Army's victory. On Saturday, he teamed up with classmate Gary Bullard in four-ball play and won the match through only 11 holes on the course and won 8-and-7 over Navy. He continued that momentum into Sunday as he took on one of Navy's best players. With the match square going into the 17th hole, he was able to go up one and then hit the green in regulation on the 18th and two-putted to victory.

Ortman Named CSFL Special Teams Player of the Week
10/9/2019

Ortman Named CSFL Special Teams Player of the WeekFor the second time this season, Seppi Ortman was named the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Last Friday, against Post the yearling kicker was 7-for-7 on his point after attempts in addition to drilling a season-long 32-yard field goal. The Cadets' leading scorer this year with 24 points, Ortman is 18-18 of PAT attempts this season and has connected on two field goals.

Army will have its bye week before welcoming Caldwell for a 1 p.m. kick off on Saturday, October 19.

Alaimo Tabbed Patriot League Male Diver of the Week
10/9/2019

Alaimo Tabbed Patriot League Male Diver of the WeekAfter placing fourth on both boards at the TYR Fall Classic this past weekend, Daniel Alaimo was named the Patriot League Male Diver of the Week. "It was terrific to see Danny get off to such a nice start," head diving coach Chris Waters said. "It's very early in the year for divers to be competing and he performed very well. He has some big goals for the season, and this was a terrific way to kick things off!"

It marks the second time in Alaimo's career and the first time this season that he has earned male diver of the week honors from the league. At the TYR Fall Classic, the West Nyack, N.Y., native was up against divers from LSU, Grand Canyon, Florida Atlantic, George Washington and Pittsburgh. The yearling took fourth on the 1-meter board after compiling a score of 264.30. He later totaled 268.30 on the 3-meter and finished fourth.

Alaimo and the Black Knights will return to action on Friday when they host UMass for the 2019-20 home opener at Crandall Pool slated to start at 3 p.m.

A Busy Week for the Glee Club
10/9/2019

A Busy Week for the Glee ClubEight members of the Club traveled to North Salem, NY to provide the National Anthem for The American Gold Cup equestrian tournament. Over 7,000 people were in attendance and an international television audience tuned in for the event. Days later the entire Club supported the Memorial Ceremony to honor Cadet Candidate Benjamin Bocthler, performing the National Anthem, Mansions of the Lord, and the West Point Alma Mater. Two days later seven cadets from the Club provided musical support to the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Conference. That Saturday CDT Dylan Chartlon '20 performed the National Anthem to open the Army-Morgan State football game. During that weekend the entire Glee Club relocated to Camp Buckner for a weekend of Teambuilding activities. The Club integrated new members, teaching them the West Point canon of songs and instilling the culture of excellence for which the Club is known. The event provided nearly 15 hours of practice time for work on the season's repertoire.

Game Notes: Army Begins Two-Game Road Trip at WKU
10/9/2019

Game Notes: Army Begins Two-Game Road Trip at WKUThe Black Knights begin a two-game road trip at Western Kentucky on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Army is coming off a 42-33 loss to Tulane on October 5. The contest will air live on Stadium with Chris Vosters and Jordan Palmer on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

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The Black Knights begin a two-game road slate with a matchup with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Army is coming off a 42-33 setback to the Tulane Green Wave. It snapped a 15-game home winning streak for the Black Knights. Saturday's contest will air live on Stadium with Chris Volsters and Jordan Palmer on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Western Kentucky
10/9/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Western Kentucky Saturday at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET). The contest will be carried on Stadium.

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref: Opening Statement
"Disappointed to come in here after a home loss. We haven't had to do that in a while. Credit to Tulane — they had a good team. They were just better than us on Saturday. Very well coached, they had a great plan and their kids executed really well. They had a really strong second half and we answered by tying the game up and they took the lead right back and never relinquished it. They really did a nice job. Our guys battled and [credit] our effort in making a run there at the end to try and get back into the ball game, but in the end, they outperformed us and just did a better job. Hopefully we can come back here the next time we're at home and we'll be talking about winning. We think it's really important to win at home here. We place a big emphasis on it and that's that. Read more.

Rifle Ranked Sixth in National Poll
10/8/2019

Rifle Ranked Sixth in National PollThe Army West Point Rifle team earned the No. 6 spot in the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll, released Monday afternoon.

The rankings are based off the highest aggregate score shot by each team. Since the Black Knights have not competed yet this season, their ranking is based off last season's scores.

Among Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) schools, the Black Knights earned the fourth highest ranking, trailing just No. 1 West Virginia, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 5 Ole Miss.

Last season, Army took sixth place overall at the NCAA Championships, finishing the match with an aggregate score of 4646.

The Black Knights open their season with a pair of road matches beginning on October 26 versus Ole Miss and followed by a match the next day against Memphis.

Army-Georgia State to Air on ESPN+
10/8/2019

Army-Georgia State to Air on ESPN+Army's contest at Georgia State on October 19 will air on ESPN+, it was announced on Monday. This will be West Point's first game on the ESPN family of networks this season.

All 13 of Army's games this season are broadcasted nationally. The Western Kentucky game this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET will be carried by Stadium. Following the Georgia State contest, Army's six remaining games will be carried by the CBS Sports family of networks.

Marathon at the 34th Annual Ocean to Sound 50 Mile Relay
10/8/2019

Marathon at the 34th Annual Ocean to Sound 50 Mile RelayThe West Point Marathon Team traveled to Jones Beach State Park, Long Island to compete in the 34th Annual Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay, hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club. The race was a competitive relay with teams of eight runners. Beginning on the Atlantic Ocean side of Long Island (Jones Beach State Park), the course traversed 50-miles across Long Island, ending in the Town of Oyster Bay on Long Island Sound. The West Point Marathon Team had two teams compete. Team Black ran in the Mixed Open Division (four men and four women), and Team Gold ran in the Men's Open Division (five men and three women). Despite unseasonably warm temperatures and a challenging course, the teams worked together and raced well, both earning spots on the podium. West Point Team Black: 1st Place Mixed Open Division / 8th Overall Run Time: 5:41:37, Pace: 6:53. West Point Team Gold: 3rd Place Men's Open Division / 5th Overall Run Time: 5:27:20, Pace: 6:26.

First Outdoor Trip for Mountaineering
10/8/2019

First Outdoor Trip for MountaineeringThe Mountaineering Club had excellent weather on the first outdoor climbing trip of the season recently. The class of '23 was well represented as CDTs Erika Hartel, Hope Mathews, Collin Dyches and Garret Daley were on the Shawangunk rock for the first time, they also rappeled from the cliff top. After lots of challenging work and training George Plantenga did his first few lead climbs, quite an accomplishment. Captain Gerrit Rummel and Firsties Ian Navarro and Keegan Fitzpatrick were also on the 'sharp end,' which is another way of saying that they were lead climbing on traditional gear.

Women's Rugby Remains Undefeated
10/7/2019

Women's Rugby Remains UndefeatedThe Army West Point women's rugby team continued its stellar start to the fall Saturday, as the Black Knights took down the defending NIRA Division I National Champion Dartmouth Big Green, 39-19. Captain Bayleigh Gable put Army on the board first in the eighth minute with her second try of the season. Dartmouth would take the lead in the 20th minute with a try and conversion. Plebe Julia Riekena put the Black Knights back ahead (10-7) with a try right before halftime.

The Big Green opened the second half with a quick to go up 14-10 after the conversion. Minutes later, Kailen Young crossed the try line for her second try of the season to put Army back ahead. Firstie Sam Sullivan scored her team leading fifth try in the 55th minute to extend the Black Knights lead to 22-14. Damaria Morton, McKenzie Borchers, and Charisma Henry would all add tries before the final whistle. Army moves to 2-3 all-time against Dartmouth in varsity 15s play. The 4-0 record to begin the fall is the best start since 2015 (3-0). Seven different cadets dotted a try against Dartmouth. The Black Knights are the only remaining undefeated team in the top tier of NIRA. Read more.

Army Golf Claims Star at Pine Valley
10/7/2019

Army Golf Claims Star at Pine ValleyThe Army West Point Golf team took advantage of its early lead after the four-ball play and earned a 6-5-4.5 victory over Navy at Pine Valley Country Club in the Army-Star Series, presented by USAA. The Black Knights came into singles play on Sunday with a 3-2 lead and was able to secure the points needed to claim the star for the third-straight season. James McKee and Justin Williamson both earned wins in their matches. Williamson won 6-and-5 and was the shortest match of the day, while McKee earned a point at 2-and-1.

Rookie Samuel Kim halved his first Army-Navy singles match to help Army get closer to the final result. Rookie Marshall Daniel continued his great play from Saturday into Sunday and won the clinching point in the fourth match of the day by beating Navy's Charlie Musto 1-up. The match was one of three that went the full 18 holes. With the win, Army evens the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA, at 2-2 with the Black Knights earning wins in women's volleyball and golf. Army is back in action on October 18 at the Lehigh Invitational. Read more.

Hockey Strikes Down Union on Opening Night
10/7/2019

Hockey Strikes Down Union on Opening NightAfter going down 2-1 in the second period, the Army West Point Hockey team scored two straight goals to down Union on opening night, 3-2. The Dutchmen were recognized in the USCHO.com Coaches Preseason Poll receiving one vote. Army and Union were knotted at 2-2 heading into the final period of play after a three-goal scoring frenzy in the second stanza. The Cadets netted their second power play of the night 11:04 into the final frame to clinch the victory. Trevin Kozlowski made 20 saves in the first game of the year, while Michael Wilson and Marshal Plunkett both had a multi-point games. Read more.

Volleyball Grinds Out Four Set Win Over Holy Cross
10/7/2019

Volleyball Grinds Out Four Set Win Over Holy CrossThe Army West Point Volleyball team scratched and clawed its way to a hard-fought victory over conference foe Holy Cross on Saturday night at Gillis Field House. "I have to give a lot of credit to Holy Cross tonight," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "They were very tough, and their defense was incredible. We didn't play our best game today, but it's good to know we can grind out a victory when we aren't at our best." After a strong first set that saw the Black Knights hit at a .323 percentage, the team faced a resilient challenge from the Crusaders who dominated set two, 25-13. Army played most of the third set from behind, and the teams fought to seven tied scores in the frame. Army was able to pull through 25-23. In the fourth, Holy Cross fought back from a four-point deficit in the middle of the set to jump ahead and take a four-point lead of their own at 21-17. Army would not be denied in this one however, fending off two consecutive set points before claiming the match in the fourth set 26-24. Read more.

Women's Soccer Captures First Patriot League Victory
10/7/2019

Women's Soccer Captures First Patriot League VictoryDown 1-0 in the 22nd minute, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team rallied back to earn its first Patriot League victory with a 2-1 road win at Bucknell Saturday night. Plebe Sydney Shafer and Alyssa Carfagno scored for the Black Knights in the win. Sydney Cassalia preserved the Cadets' lead with a penalty kick saved at the 56-minute mark. Carfagno finished the day with a career-high three points. Bucknell netted the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute. The Cadets knotted the score before halftime when Shafer went low on the Bison goaltender. She was assisted by Lauren Drysdale and Carfagno. The Bison had an opportunity to go up 2-1 with a penalty kick awarded, but a save by Cassalia gave the Black Knights the momentum they needed for the victory. Bucknell's Abby Gearhart lined up for the PK and Cassalia dived to her left for the stop. Army's Carfagno notched the game-winner with 22 minutes remaining on a volley into the net. Read more.

Women's Tennis Closes Out Lehigh Invitational
10/7/2019

Women's Tennis Closes Out Lehigh InvitationalThe Army West Point Women's Tennis team wrapped up its trip to Lehigh Sunday with singles and doubles action versus Morgan State and the host Mountain Hawks. Freshman Plebe McKenzie was stellar on the final day, going 2-0 in doubles and 1-0 in singles play. Fellow Plebe Anna Loureiro went 2-0 in singles play. Abi Waldman and McKinnley Smith were 2-0 together in doubles action. The Black Knights were 17-12 in singles play over the two days. Army finished strong in doubles play, going 8-3 both days. Loureiro was 3-0 overall in singles play. Waldman and Smith were also undefeated in doubles, going 3-0 together overall. Read more.

Men's Soccer Battles to Scoreless Draw at Lehigh
10/7/2019

Men's Soccer Battles to Scoreless Draw at LehighAfter playing to a scoreless draw against Lehigh on Saturday night, the Army West Point Men's Soccer team picked up its first point in Patriot League play this season. The Black Knights (2-5-2, 0-3-1 Patriot League) were outshot by the Mountain Hawks (7-2-1, 3-0-1 Patriot League), 15-10, but neither side could manufacture a goal through 110 minutes of action. Army and Lehigh combined to place just four shots on goal with two coming from each team. Keenan O'Shea and Oscar Pereira led the Black Knights with three shots apiece. Army notched double-digit shots for the seventh time this season. The Black Knights blanked the Mountain Hawks for the first time since October 26, 2013. Jacob Suppiah made his first collegiate start in between the pipes. The yearling goalkeeper finished with a pair of saves. He posted his first career clean sheet. Cooper Warren got the starting nod for the first time in his collegiate career. Read more.

Boxing Kicks Off "Road to the Championship"
10/4/2019

Boxing Kicks Off Road to the ChampionshipThe Army West Point Boxing Team kicked off their “Road to the Championship” in grand fashion at the 2019 North Area Rumble. The boxing rumble featured 5 male bouts and 3 female bouts featuring boxers from the team. Each boxer was representing a branch for their bout. The rumble was held in conjunction with the Combined Arms Tailgate. The event kicked off with a flyover and hover to go along with the event introduction by DMI6. On hand to watch the bouts and present the winners were many of the branch chiefs and West Point leadership. The standing room only crowd witnessed some great boxing matches.

Results of the matches in bout order:

  • Women 132lbs. Juliana Fustolo (Field Artillery) defeated Emma Begin (Engineers).
  • Men 175lbs. Joshua Riddick (Armor) defeated Amadou Bah (Air Defense Artillery).
  • Women 165lbs. Sidney Sandburg (Ordnance) defeated Lonnie Collazo (Quarter Master).
  • Men 185lbs. Hunter Dempster (Medical Service Corps) defeated Devan Greenfield (Chemical).
  • Men 165lbs. Adrian Albin (Signal) defeated Kyle Taylor (Military Police).
  • Women 132lbs. Evan Walker (Cyber) defeated Leandra Ramos (Military Intelligence).
  • Men 185lbs. Manny Ahoua (Finance) defeated Elias Manning (Infantry).
  • Men 156lbs. Jaquan Byrd (Aviation) defeated Will Naumann (Transportation).
Hop Rock Band Jamming
10/4/2019

Hop Rock Band JammingFive Cadets and OIC performed with Alumni for the 30-Year reunion celebration. All movement went smoothly. Cadets were given Class of '79 coins for their participation. Cadets had the opportunity to share stories with Alumni and continue West Point Traditions.

Crew at the Rumson Boat Race
10/4/2019

Crew at the Rumson Boat RaceArmy West Point Crew competed in the Rumson Boat Race on 21 September 2019. The annual race is hosted by the town of Rumson, NJ. All rowers are hosted in local family homes. This year Army competed against Drexel, Villanova, and Rutgers over a 2500-meter course in Men’s and Women’s Varsity and JV 8 categories. The Men’s Varsity 8 finished third, behind Drexel and Rutgers. They finished multiple boats lengths of open water ahead of Villanova. The Women’s Varsity 8 finished third. The Men’s JV 8 finished second only a couple of seats behind Drexel. The boats battled back and forth throughout the race with Drexel ending slightly ahead. All Crews gained vital racing experience and are prepared to succeed throughout the season.

Pistol at the East Coast Steel Challenge
10/4/2019

Eight cadets from the Pistol Team traveled to New Tripoli, PA to compete in the East Coast Steel Challenge. Overall, Team Captain Austin Myers '20 finished 6th, Keegan Buros '20 was 11th, Ethan Wilson '22 was 13th, and Taylor Schorlemmer '22 was 15th. Steel Challenge is a speed event where shooters must engage five steel targets arranged in a variety of scenarios of different size targets at different distances and angles. The targets in each scenario are engaged five times by each competitor with the slowest time being dropped. The cadets shoot a civilian version of the Army's new service pistol - the M17.

Pipes & Drums at the New Hampshire Scot Highland Games
10/4/2019

Pipes & Drums at the New Hampshire Scot Highland GamesUSCC Pipes & Drums participated in the massed bands and competed at the New Hampshire Scot Highland Games recently. The event is one of the largest highland festivals in North America and provided cadets with the opportunity immerse themselves in Scottish culture and hone their skills prior to competition with Navy Pipes & Drums in December.

Lake Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/3/2019

Lake Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekAfter an impressive debut to his collegiate career this past weekend, plebe Thomas Lake was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week.

"Good tournament out of Thomas, really fought hard," said head coach Jim Poling. "He showed there's a lot of potential for him. Looking forward to seeing him have some good matches going forward." The Davie, Fla. native went a perfect 3-0 in singles play and 5-0 in doubles action during the Binghamton Invite.

In singles, Lake defeated Enej Hasicevic of St. Thomas Aquinas in the opening round, 6-2, 6-1. He followed that up with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Michael Owens of Bucknell the next day. Lake finished his singles play with a three-set thriller on the final day -- 6-3,3-6, 10-7 -- over Ammar Fekry of NJIT.

Playing alongside fellow plebe Samuel Eden, the duo led the field with a perfect record in doubles over the three days.

The men's tennis team hit the road this weekend for their next fall event, as the Black Knights travel to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Purdue Invitational October 4-6. Read more.

Marathon at the 31st Nyack 10 Miler
10/3/2019

Marathon at the 31st Nyack 10 MilerThe Army West Point Marathon Team raced the 31st Nyack 10 Miler recently. The scenic route runs along the Hudson River in Nyack, New York. The race is hosted by the Rockland Road Runners, one of the largest running groups in the Hudson Valley. The race provided a good venue for the team’s new members to test their endurance and old members to test their preparation for the coming race season. For five of the 16 team members, the Nyack 10 Miler was the longest race they had ever completed. Overall, the team performed great. The men’s team swept 5th place through 12th place. Cadet Kyle Stacks led the team with a 58:47 finish. The women’s team, six women made it to the podium in their respective age group. Leading the team, Cadet Sarah Scales took 2nd place overall with a time of 1:09:13.

Aviation Getting Some Flight Time In
10/3/2019

Aviation Getting Some Flight Time InThe four newest members of the Aviation team from the class of 2023, Matt Moran, James Burroughes, Alex Wolf, and Wesley Phelan were given their first flights and local flying area orientation. More seasoned team members Kaelynn Mayes '20, Galen Quiros '20, Kalen Kahn '20, and John Bass '21 conducted flight and ground training at Stewart airport in preparation for competition at Region VII later this month. Beat Coast Guard!

Williamson, Cassalia Named CEP Athletes of the Month
10/2/2019

Firstie Tom Williamson of Army West Point Sprint Football and cow Sydney Cassalia of Women's Soccer were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for September.

Williamson is the offensive captain on the sprint football team and maintains a 3.801 APSC as an Engineering Management major. The firstie is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he earned First Team All-College Sprint Football League honors as a wide receiver. During his junior season, he led the CSFL in receiving touchdowns (10) and was tied for second in receptions (35) and receptions per game (5.0). He has twice been the recipient of the Superintendent Award for Excellence, representing the top 5 percent in his class.

Cassalia serves as a captain on the women's soccer team. She has played every minute in between the pipes for the Black Knights this season and has started in every match since arriving on the banks of the Hudson in 2017. In the classroom, Cassalia has maintained a 3.854 cumulative grade-point average as a Mathematical Sciences major. She has made Dean's List in all four semesters and has never logged a GPA lower than 3.5 in a semester. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Tulane
10/2/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Tulane at historic Michie Stadium on Saturday at noon. That contest will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Ross Tucker and Tina Cervasio on the call.

Jeff Monken Army West Point Football Head Coach
(Ref: Opening Statement)
"It felt nice to get a win. A little bit frustrating with the way we kind of found ourselves getting to that victory. We had some things that I felt that we could have done in the last game better than we did and hopefully we've corrected some of those errors and improved as a team. We certainly are going to have to play our very best football this week against Tulane. They've got an outstanding team that is very athletic, fast and extremely well coached. The relationship that our staff has with coach Fritz's staff is very interesting. He was the coach at Georgia Southern for two years following my tenure there and he did a remarkable job. They won the league. They went undefeated in the first year he was there. It was an incredible first year as an FBS program. Jack Curtis, who is their defensive coordinator, was the defensive coordinator at Georgia Southern for the last three years I was there. We've got two coaches on our staff that played for Willie (Fritz) in college. It's an interesting dynamic with having that history with the staff. We know that they are going to be very well prepared. I've got an incredible amount of respect for Willie and the job that he's done at Tulane and for his defensive coordinator Jack Curtis, who I think is a tremendous defensive football coach. He's one of the best in the business. It's going to be a challenge. Read more.

Volleyball Takes Down Marist In Straight Sets
10/2/2019

Volleyball Takes Down Marist In Straight SetsThe Army West Point Volleyball team won its tenth game of the season in a non-conference matchup with Marist on Tuesday.

Playing in their third match in five days, the Black Knights (10-5) bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday to knock off the Red Foxes in straight sets 3-0.

"I thought we did a great job in the first two sets," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We were focused, we were determined, and we took care of the ball. You have to give Marist credit for fighting back in the third set with their serves. But I like when the end of the match gets tight and we are forced to finish off a team like that. I am proud of the team."

Army relied heavily on a strong serve game, posting 10 aces in the match. Libero Ana Oglivie was at the forefront, recording a career high five aces to go along with her match-high 10 digs. Read more.

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K
10/1/2019

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5KOver 2,000 U.S. Military Academy cadets along with staff and faculty participated in the 2019 5K Tunnel to Towers run yesterday to commemorate New York Fire Department Firefighter Stephen Siller's heroic run from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. This year Retired Master Sgt. Cedric King led the formation during the run. Members from the Corps of Cadets have participated in this run since 2009.

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

Photo: CDT Hanna Lamb '23

Williamson Leads Army Golf at UConn Invitational
10/1/2019

Williamson Leads Army Golf at UConn InvitationalLed by Justin Williamson's 1-under par second round, the Army West Point Golf team remained high on the leaderboard at the UConn Invitational at GreatHorse Country Club. Williamson fired a 1-under par 71 on the second day thanks to a 4-under second nine with four birdies in the final six holes and three-straight to close out his round.

With the success of his second round, he moved up to sixth on the individual leaderboard. As a team, Army shot 9-over par and sits fifth of 14 teams in the tournament. Columbia leads the way at 8-over for the event. Hartford's Ryan Tomaso remained in the leader after day two with a 1-under round of 71. Williamson recovered on the second nine after shooting 3-over for the first nine. Tom Katsenes and James McKee followed up Williamson's round with 3-over rounds of 75. Andrew Watts finished day two with a 76 on his score card and had three birdies during his round. Read more.

Football Hosts Tulane on Homecoming Weekend
10/1/2019

Football Hosts Tulane on Homecoming WeekendThe Black Knights return to Michie Stadium to face the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday at noon.

Army is coming off a 52-21 win over Morgan State on September 21 extending the Black Knights home winning streak to 15 games.

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

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Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Ross Tucker and Tina Cervasio on the call. Read more.

 

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