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Women's Soccer Triumph Over Marist
9/19/2019

Women's Soccer Triumph Over MaristOutshooting Hudson Valley rival Marist 20-5, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team triumphed 1-0 over the Red Foxes last night. Sydney Cassalia secured her second clean sheet of the season with two saves as Alyssa Carfagno netted the Cadets' game-winning goal. The Black Knights produced multiple scoring opportunities throughout the game, but the solo score in the 68th minute proved to be all it took to triumph over Marist. Morgan Walsh initiated the Army goal with a throw in on the right side of the field. Trinity Garay headed the ball through a pair of Marist defenders to connect with Carfagno who chipped it in to the net, high on the left side during the 68th minute of play at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Read more.

Men's Basketball Releases Patriot League Schedule
9/19/2019

Men's Basketball Releases Patriot League ScheduleJimmy Allen, the Lee Anderson Head Men's Basketball Coach at Army West Point, released the Patriot League portion of the team's 2019-20 schedule yesterday. The 18-game league slate opens on January 2 in Lewisburg, Pa., against a Bucknell team that has played in each of the previous three Patriot League Tournament championship games, while coming out victorious in two. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Black Knights right after the holiday break when Army welcomes the defending regular season and tournament champions, Colgate, on January 6 before hosting American two days later.

The opening game of the annual Army-Navy rivalry will go down on January 25 in Annapolis, Md. A home matchup then awaits the Black Knights as Bucknell makes the trip to Christl Arena on January 29 for the regular season series finale. A rematch of last year's Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal round matchup between Army and Lehigh will go down on February 1 in Bethlehem, Pa. The two sides will meet again on February 15 on the banks of the Hudson. The highly-anticipated Army-Navy star series game presented by USAA is slated for February 22 at Christl Arena. Read more.

DEP Hosts an Iteration of the "Coming Home Dialogues"
9/19/2019

The Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted an iteration of the Coming Home Dialogues. This event was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and gathered faculty members from across West Point to explore the moral, psychological, and spiritual impacts of war on the warrior as he or she returns home. External facilitators from the USNA and other institutions used sources in philosophy, history, poetry, and literature to spur discussions that allowed participants to better comprehend their and other's experiences with war and coming home. USMA is looking to incorporate the material and the spirit of this event in classrooms and other area at West Point.

LTC Kick Publishes Paper on PRRSV T-Cell Response
9/19/2019

LTC Kick Publishes Paper on PRRSV T-Cell ResponseThe Department of Chemistry and Life Science continues to build the bench and the classroom by drawing educator/scientists from across the Army to our faculty ranks. Congratulations to LTC Andy Kick, an in-bound faculty member, on the recent publication of his paper entitled, The T-Cell Response to Type 2 Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV). This paper provides the first comprehensive look at T-Cell responses to PRRSV-2 and a better understanding of the subsequent immune response to facilitate the development of PRRSV-2 vaccines.

Men's Soccer Blank Mount St. Mary's in Home Win
9/18/2019

Men's Soccer Blank Mount St. Mary's in Home WinA penalty kick goal in the 25th minute by Keenan O'Shea proved to be enough as the Army West Point Men's Soccer team shutout Mount St. Mary's, 1-0, on Tuesday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.

It was the first clean sheet of the season for the Black Knights (2-1-1), who secured their second home win of the year. O'Shea, who netted the lone goal against the Mountaineers (2-2), tallied a score for the third consecutive contest.

Army held an advantage in both shots (17-8) and corners (11-5), but the Mount St. Mary's goalkeeper limited the Cadets to just one score while making eight saves. The Black Knights' defense performed at an elevated level as well, containing the Mountaineers to just one shot on goal. Read more.

Leach, Ortman Take Home CSFL Weekly Honors
9/18/2019

Leach, Ortman Take Home CSFL Weekly HonorsThe Army West Point Sprint Football team had members take home two of the three weekly CSFL awards. Ryan Leach was tabbed the CSFL Defensive Player of the Week and Seppi Ortman earned the CSFL Special Teams Player of the Week award the league office announced Tuesday.

Leach registered a career-high two interceptions in the season-opener against Penn, while also contributing two pass breakups. He racked up a total of five tackles, four of those being solo, the other one assisted. His four passes defended and two interceptions led the league. Those two interceptions matched his previous career total entering the game.

Ortman hit the game-winning 21-yard field goal to beat Penn with less than five minutes remaining in the contest. Additionally, he was 3-for-3 in PAT attempts in the game.

The Black Knights host service academy foe Navy with the first star up for grabs in the Star Series presented by USAA at Shea Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

Hockey Single Game Tickets On Sale
9/18/2019

Hockey Single Game Tickets On SaleThe 2019-20 hockey season begins in less than a month and the Army West Point Ticket Office has announced that single game tickets are now on sale along with mini plans, season and group tickets. Ticket prices range from $15 to $40 per game for chairbacks and $12 to $30 per game for bleacher seating. Chairback mini plans include a six-game option starting at $76 as well as a three-game plan starting at $39. For bleacher seats, six-game plans start at $64, while three-game plans begin at $33.

Season tickets for rinkside seats can be purchased for $344, chair back seats for $215 and bleacher seats for $134 for the year. Faculty and staff can purchase chair back seats for $149. Group tickets are also on sale now and range from $10-$19 for select games. Tickets can be purchased by visiting goarmywestpoint.com/Tickets, in person at the Army West Point Ticket Office at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium, or by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Army's 2019-20 schedule will feature 16 home games, including a weekend series against service academy rival Air Force at Tate Rink on Jan. 10-11.

Walker Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
9/17/2019

Walker Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekFollowing his performance at UTSA, Army West Point football firstie Kell Walker has been named the Army West Point Athlete Association Athlete of the Week.

Walker tallied two rushing touchdowns of 26 and 16 yards against the Roadrunners, finishing with 80 yards on five carries (16.0 average). It was his third career multi-TD game and his first since 2017. Read more.

Cadets Climb "Trail of the Fallen"
9/17/2019

Cadets Climb "Trail of the Fallen"In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, A group of five Spanish Cadets currently attending West Point for a semester, recently climbed the "Trail of the Fallen," along with Major Francisco Gonzalez, Spanish Officer, currently serving in the Department of Military Instruction. They brought up three rocks to honor the American and Spanish Fallen Soldiers as well as the Spanish Soldiers who fought during the American Revolution supporting the Continental Army.

Army Football Returns to Michie to Face Morgan State
9/17/2019

Army Football Returns to Michie to Face Morgan StateThe Black Knights return to Michie Stadium to face the Morgan State Bears on Saturday at noon.

Army is coming off a 31-13 win at UTSA at the Alamodome last Saturday afternoon.

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.

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

Army's defense held UTSA to 260 yards of offense and just 51 yards on the ground. The Black Knights have held their opponents to an average of 281.0 yards through the first three games. The defensive unit ranks tied for fifth nationally in fumble recoveries (5), tied for 20th in takeaways (6), 22nd in passing defense (167.7), tied for 23rd in sacks (9), 24th in scoring (14.7) and 28th in total defense (281.0). Firstie Elijah Riley recorded a strip sack against the Roadrunners, marking his second career forced fumble in as many games. He also finished with two tackles for loss (matching his career-high at Michigan the previous week). On top of his two forced fumbles (T-4th nationally), Riley is tied for 17th in the country in sacks (3) and tied for 21st in tackles for loss (5). Firstie linebacker Cole Christiansen is tied for fourth nationally in forced fumbles (2), tied for 23rd in tackles (28) and tied for 25th in solo stops (17). Read more.

Cadets Learn About the Smoothbore Flintlock Musket
9/17/2019

Cadets Learn About the Smoothbore Flintlock MusketFor over a century, from the War of Spanish Succession through the Napoleonic wars, the basic infantry firearm was the smoothbore flintlock musket. Combined with the socket bayonet, it allowed for thinner linear formations strong enough to defend themselves from frontal cavalry attacks without the assistance of Pikemen. Cadets in Professor Cliff Rogers’ History of the Military Art to 1900 class, who had already seen the earlier matchlock musket in a previous lesson, got to handle a flintlock and to hear an explanation of its mechanism.

Football Rushes to Road Win at UTSA
9/16/2019

Football Rushes to Road Win at UTSAThe Army West Point Football team got back on the winning track by grinding out a 31-13 win on the road at UTSA on Saturday afternoon at the Alamodome. Jabari Laws made his first collegiate start under center and rushed for a career-best 137 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown.

Kell Walker had his best outing of the season with 80 yards on five carries and two touchdowns on the ground. The Black Knights' defense was key in holding off the Roadrunners in the first half and recorded five sacks and nine tackles for loss in the win. Six different players registered at least a half a sack.

Army forced three fumbles in the game and recovered two, including Jacob Covington's huge recovery off a Javhari Bourdeau forced fumble in the second half. Army ran for a season-high 340 yards and found the end zone four times on the ground. The Black Knights' defense held the home team to 260 total yards, including only 51 rushing yards. Read more.

Strong Finish for Women's Tennis at the Quinnipiac Invite
9/16/2019

Strong Finish for Women's Tennis at the Quinnipiac InviteAction wrapped up Sunday at the Quinnipiac Invite, with the Black Knights having a monster final day on the court. In the D draw, Sophie McKenzie and Sasha Inchauste both advanced to the finals after thrilling three set semifinals. In the E bracket, MaryJo Pidgeon and Gloria Son also both advanced to the finals -- both scored straight set win in their respective semifinals. Neither final was contested against the four teammates.

In the B draw, Paola Bou fell in the semis to Lillian Burchell of Boston, while in the C bracket, after battling in three sets to advance to the final, Hannah Boubel fought valiantly to another third set before falling 6-3, 6-7, 10-8 to Katya Martens of Boston. In the A consolation bracket, two-time defending Patriot League Player of the Year Ana Joyner cruised through the semis and finals on the way to claiming top spot. Elizabeth Gilbert also won two matches in the C consolation draw, defeating Emily Lombardi 8-4 in the final. Read more.

Volleyball Takes Black Knights Invitational with Two Wins
9/16/2019

Volleyball Takes Black Knights Invitational with Two WinsThe Army West Point Volleyball team won both of its matches on Saturday to claim a sweep of the Black Knights Invitational at Gillis Field House. With wins over Kent State and Bryant, Army (6-3) remains undefeated at home this season with all six of its wins recorded at West Point. Firstie Sydney Morriss was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after recording 33 kills across the team's three matches.

Morriss was instrumental in Army's third set comeback against Binghamton on Friday in which they fought back from a 17-9 deficit. Another high note in the tournament was the team's defensive corps led by Ana Oglivie and Sayler Butters. "Those two are one of the most dynamic duos in the country in terms of defense," head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "They are very good and even today where I changed their positions, they still performed like there was no change at all. Their defense is making our offense work, so I can't say enough about what those two are doing for us." Read more.

Sprint Football Outlasts Penn, 24-21
9/16/2019

Sprint Football Outlasts Penn, 24-21The Army West Point Sprint Football team opened its 2019 season with a nail-biting 24-21 victory over Penn Friday evening at Franklin Field. The Black Knights (1-0) have won eight consecutive season-openers. Trailing by just a field goal, Penn (0-1) was threatening in the closing minute of the game. The Quakers brought the ball to the Army 20-yardline, but time expired before they had a chance to tie or win the game. In addition to managing three turnovers, Army's defense held the Quakers offense to 3-of-5 on its red zone attempts.

Ryan Leach was responsible for two of the Black Knights' takeaways with a career-high two interceptions. The Black Knights have now won 15 of their last 16 games. Head Coach Mark West earned his 60th career victory. The 11th-year coach needs just four more victories to tie Bob Thompson (1986-97) for the second most in program history. Army now leads the all-time series with Penn, 58-7. Leach now has four career interceptions. He matched his career total entering the night with two. Gigliotti's 62-yard touchdown catch is the longest reception of his career. It also marks his second career receiving touchdown. Read more.

Women's Rugby Shutout Quinnipiac
9/16/2019

Women's Rugby Shutout QuinnipiacThe Army West Point Women's Rugby team continued its hot start to the season Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated Quinnipiac 49-0. This was the first of two contents for Army (2-0, 1-0 NIRA) against the Bobcats (1-2, 0-1 NIRA), with the latter on October 26 being counted as the official conference game.

Army went right on the attack early and forced an early PK attempt. Bayleigh Gable makes it 3-0. Staying on the aggressive, the Army offense forces another PK. Gable adds her second to make it 6-0 in the 11th minute. After a long boot down the field, Sam Sullivan raced down the field and beat everyone into the try zone to make it 11-0 for Army. After some tough defense, Army added two more scores before the half. Gio Ferguson-Lewis and Kailen Young with the tries. Gable with one conversion to make it 23-0 at the break. Charisma Henry opens the second half with a tough, long try.

Gable adds the conversion to make it 30-0. Gable makes it 3-3 on PK's to make it 33-0 in the 50th minute. Damaria Morton shows her speed by blowing past defenders down the sideline to keep the foot on the gas. 38-0 Army. After a successful Army scrum, Julia Riekena punches in her first career collegiate try in the 66th minute. Gable adds her fourth and fifth PK's to round out the scoring. Read more.

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw at Columbia
9/16/2019

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw at ColumbiaIn its first true road test of the year, the Army West Point Men's Soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with Columbia on Friday night. The Black Knights (1-1-1) earned their first tie of the season, while the Lions (0-1-2) recorded their second. Columbia won the battle in shots (15-9) and corners (9-4), but the Army defense held its ground to prevent the Ivy League foe from grabbing a second score.

"I thought we showed some real good quality in our ability to adapt throughout the game," head coach Russell Payne said. "There were a few things that we let ourselves down with, but I thought there were more positives than negatives in this game. I can't be more pleased with our guys effort and application of detail. We will turn our attention and focus on getting ready for Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday."

Justin Stoll played a key role in stopping the Lions as the senior goalkeeper came away with a season-best seven saves. O'Shea notched his second goal of the season. He became just the 11th cadet in program history to reach 50 career points. The firstie has now scored in back-to-back games for the fifth time in his career. Epitime handed out his second collegiate helper in as many games. Stoll jumped to eighth in all-time saves with 164. Army and Columbia tied for the third time in series history. It was the 19th all-time meeting between the two squads. Read more.

How to Follow - Army at UTSA
9/13/2019

How to Follow - Army at UTSAThe Army West Point football team heads to the Lone Star State for its first-ever meeting with UTSA and fans from around the world will have several options to follow the action live. The game will be televised on NFL Network and the Army Sports Network highlights radio coverage. Army West Point Sports Network and Satellite Radio. Read more.

Cadets Qualify to Compete in the Ironman World Championship
9/13/2019

Congratulations to Cadets Payton Boylston '20, Kathryn Harris '20, Hannah White '20, and Gabe Fuhrman '21, who qualified to compete in the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. Only 1% of competitors earned the right to compete in this world championship. Each of these cadets earned a spot in the race by winning their age group at a previous Ironman 70.3 qualifying event.

Parachute Getting Some Wind Tunnel Time
9/13/2019

Parachute Getting Some Wind Tunnel TimeArmy West Point Parachute teams got some amazing wind tunnel time recently. With VFS moving to sit flying, 4-way continuing their progression, and students starting to fly 2-way with upperclassmen— large strides are being made at team progression.

Glee Club Helps Pay Tribute on 9/11
9/12/2019

Glee Club Helps Pay Tribute on 9/11West Point Glee Club proudly conducted split operations yesterday to help pay tribute to the significance of 9-11. Part of the Club traveled to The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC to sing for opening ceremonies of the 9-11Day.org Day of Service, and to join hundreds of other volunteers in packing meals for those in need.

The 15th Orienteering Skills Weekend
9/12/2019

The 15th Orienteering Skills WeekendOrienteering Skills Weekend (OSW) Registration is NOW OPEN for this year's event, which will occur over the weekend of October 25-27, 2019. OSW is a chance for Scouts to engage with cadets, learn about the sport of orienteering, and complete requirements 1-7 for the orienteering merit badge. The event is planned, staffed, and executed by the cadets of the USMA Orienteering Club. Throughout the weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to run three courses in the training areas around Lake Frederick and will receive instruction from a cadet assigned to their troop. Scouts will participate in various exercises and practical applications, culminating in a troop-level orienteering competition. Click for more information and registration.

Women's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw with Iona
9/12/2019

Women's Soccer Play to 1-1 Draw with IonaAfter double overtime, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team tied Iona 1-1 on Wednesday night from Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Alyssa Carfagno scored in the 60th minute to give the Black Knights a 1-0 lead. The Gaels converted on a penalty kick to tie the score and to force overtime.

Carfagno nailed the bottom right corner in the 60th minute of the game to push the Cadets ahead 1-0. Dara Murray chipped in on the assist. Iona scored low right on a penalty kick nine minutes later to tie the game and force overtime. Army is now 2-2-2 on the year, while Iona moves to 1-5-1. The Black Knights held a 14-7 advantage in shots and edged the Gaels 8-2 in corner kicks. Sydney Cassalia made four saves in the game. Read more.

Riley Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
9/11/2019

Riley Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekFollowing his performance at Michigan, Army West Point Football firstie Elijah Riley has been named the Army West Point Athlete Association Athlete of the Week.

Riley finished with a career-high 13 tackles (9 solo) to go along with career-bests in sacks (2) and TFLs (2) at Michigan. The two sacks and forced fumble in the first quarter were the firsts of his career.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: UTSA
9/11/2019

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: UTSAArmy 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 trek to San Antonio for a Saturday matchup with UTSA slated for 3:30 p.m. EST in the Alamodome. That contest will be carried live on NFL Network with Rhett Lewis, Max Starks and Molly Sullivan on the call.

Jeff Monken Army West Point Football Head Coach
(Ref.: Opening statement)
"It was an agonizing defeat as was said on the Wide World of Sports back when I was a kid. It was certainly close to being a thrilling victory. Our guys played really hard and played really well at particular times throughout the game. I thought our front seven on defense played really well to hold Michigan to two-and-a-half yards, I think it was less than that per carry. Trying to stop the run is where we really start in terms of our philosophy on defense. I was proud of those guys for that. They hit some plays and some plays that were needed down the stretch and in overtime. They have a really good defense. Coach (Don) Brown's an outstanding coach. There were some things that we did really well and put ourselves in position and let it slip through our fingers. It's disappointing. Our kids were very hurt as well as our staff. We all were, and it still stings. It's hard to swallow being that close to beating another top-10 team and falling short. But, gosh, I can't say enough about the belief that our guys had that they were going to win. We had, I thought, a great crowd among the 100 plus thousand there. There were a lot of Army fans and I heard it more after seeing the highlights and those kinds of things that came out on our website. You can hear the reaction and response when we had a good play. That is just a thrill for our kids to have that many people there to support us. The bottom line is, it's a loss and its disappointing. Now, we move on to a very important game against UTSA and to rebound when you have a disappointing loss is important so hopefully our guys will respond and have a great week of practice and get ourselves ready to play. Read more.

GAME NOTES: Army Takes on UTSA in the Alamodome
9/11/2019

GAME NOTES: Army Takes on UTSA in the AlamodomeThe Black Knights continue a two-game road trip as they head to San Antonio to take on the UTSA Roadrunners at 3:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Army is coming off a 24-21 double overtime loss at No.7 Michigan on September 7. The contest will air live on NFL Network with Rhett Lewis, Max Starks and Molly Sullivan on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. The Black Knight defense limited Michigan to 340 yards of offense (108 on the ground, 232 through the air) and had three takeaways, all on fumble recoveries. Michigan lost only three fumbles last year (the fewest nationally) and had just 12 turnovers (8th nationally). The 340 yards Army held Michigan to are the third fewest for the Wolverines since the start of the 2018 season.

Firstie defensive back Elijah Riley finished with a career-high 13 tackles (9 solo) to go along with career-bests in sacks (2) and TFLs (2) at Michigan. The two sacks and forced fumble in the first quarter were the firsts of his career. Firstie linebacker Cole Christiansen finished with 12 tackles (7 solo) to go along with a forced fumble at Michigan. He now has four double-digit tackle games for his career. Firstie quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. had two rushing scores against the Wolverines, now giving him 20 for his career and has seven-straight games with a rushing TD. It was his fifth career multi-rushing TD game. Since the start of the 2017 season, the Cadets have won 22 of their last 28 games for a .786 winning percentage and are 22-4 over the last three seasons when kicking off prior to 7 p.m. Eastern. Army will play 13 regular-season games for the first time since 2003 and for only the second time in school history. Read more.

Photo: Danny Wild Army West Point

Pereira Named Midfielder of the Week
9/10/2019

Pereira Named Midfielder of the WeekAfter scoring the game-winning goal to lift the Army West Point Men's Soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Siena on Friday night, Oscar Pereira was named the Patriot League Midfielder of the Week.

It is the first weekly honor for the second-year midfielder, whose goal against the Saints was the first in his collegiate career. The strike came with just 20 seconds remaining in overtime and secured the first win of the 2019 campaign for Army.

Pereira and the Black Knights will return to action this Friday when they take on Columbia in a road contest slated for 7 p.m. Read more.

CDT Kahn '21 AIAD at Bell Helicopter
9/10/2019

CDT Kahn '21 AIAD at Bell HelicopterCDT Kalen Kahn '21 with Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor. Kalen spent a three-week Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) internship at Bell Helicopter learning about their entry into the Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) project. FVL will help the Army's vertical lift aircraft fly faster and further than any helicopter can today.

Roots of American Colonial Military Traditions
9/10/2019

Roots of American Colonial Military TraditionsLieutenant Colonel Sculley gave an interactive lecture to the Class of 2023 that explored the roots of American Colonial Military traditions. Cadets learned how colonists took English practices and adapted them for the realities of life among American Indian and European allies and competitors.

Army Shows Fight, Edged by No. 7 Michigan in OT
9/9/2019

Army Shows Fight, Edged by No. 7 Michigan in OTIt took two overtimes, but the Army West Point Football team fell to No. 7 Michigan, 24-21, in front of 111,474 fans at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan's Jake Moody kicked a field goal in the second overtime to put the Wolverines up 24-21 and then the home team forced a fumble on third down to come away with the win.

Army saw Connor Slomka rush for a team-high 92 yards on the ground and quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for 41 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Elijah Riley finished with a career-high 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Cole Christiansen racked up 12 tackles and a forced fumble. Read more.

Photo: Danny Wild Army West Point

Men's Rugby Wrap Up Weekend Victorious
9/9/2019

Men's Rugby Wrap Up Weekend VictoriousThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team fended off a resilient Dartmouth squad Sunday afternoon, on its way to the first win of the fall season, 29-23. This was the second game in three days for the Black Knights (1-1) at the Anderson Rugby Complex, providing ample opportunities for head coach Matt Sherman to get a look at numerous players in live game action. "I think the positive for the weekend was a lot of minutes for a lot of guys, and some new guys getting tested," said Sherman. Dartmouth had a couple of early penalty kick attempts. Pat Sheehy converted the second to give the Big Green an early 3-0 lead in the 11th minute. Army responded with back-to-back Larry Williams Jr. tries (one Blackwood conversion) to take a 12-3 lead in the 26th minute.

Marco Carrabotta raced for a long try in the 35th minute, followed by Blackwood's second conversion. Minutes later off a Dartmouth turnover, Nolan Green ran nearly the length of the field for a try to make it 26-3 after Blackwood's third conversion. The Big Green began their comeback with a try right before the half to make it 26-8 going into the locker room. The second half was a defensive battle for the first twenty minutes, before Mike Weir cut further into Army's lead for Dartmouth. A Sheehy conversion would make it 26-15. What would be the Big Green's final score came in the 69th minute after Luke Bienstock crossed the try line. Sheehy's second conversion made it 26-22. Jack Royston gave Army some cushion with a penalty kick in the 75th minute, and after some tough defense in the final minutes, the game finished 29-22. Read more.

Women's Rugby Earns Statement Win Over Harvard
9/9/2019

Women's Rugby Earns Statement Win Over HarvardThe Army West Point Women's Rugby team opened up its 2019 season with a bang Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated 2018 National Runners-Up Harvard, 35-10. Army (1-0, 1-0 NIRA) set the tempo right out the gate, stopping multiple Harvard (1-1, 1-1 NIRA) score attempts deep in Black Knight territory in the opening five minutes. Keeping the Crimson out of the try zone set the tempo for Army, who continued to assert its physicality for 80 minutes. "When an [opposing] team sees Army on the front of their jersey, they should know they're going to be in for a fight," said head coach Bill LeClerc. "It was a really physical game and Harvard brought a ton of physicality, but our girls were up for the challenge." Firstie captain Bayleigh Gable put Army on the board in the 15th minute with the first of her four penalty kicks. The first try of the day came three minutes later after Damaria Morton raced down the field for a score. Read more.

Pereira Pushes Men's Soccer Past Siena
9/9/2019

Pereira Pushes Men's Soccer Past SienaWith less than 30 seconds remaining in overtime, Oscar Pereira delivered the game-winning goal to propel the Army West Point Men's Soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Siena on Friday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. The win marks the Black Knights' (1-1) first of the 2019 campaign and the eighth all-time opposite the Saints (1-2). Keenan O'Shea, last year's leading scorer in the Patriot League, came up with his first tally of the season to join Pereira as the two lone goal scorers. It was a physical game out on the pitch and both offenses were firing at will. The two sides combined for 30 shots, with Army holding a 19-11 advantage. The Black Knights secured their first win of the season. Army improved to 8-0-1 all-time versus Siena. It was the first overtime win for the Cadets since taking down Siena, 2-1, on the road on Sept. 13, 2017. Read more.

Golf Concludes Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invite
9/9/2019

Golf Concludes Alex Lagowitz Memorial InviteThe Army West Point Golf team finished 11th in the first tournament of the season, which was at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational at Colgate. The Black Knights shot a team score of 302-294-303—899 (+35) during the two-day tournament. Cornell won the team title with an 880 (+16) team score. Rhode Island's Chris Francoeur was the individual champion at 7-under par for the three rounds. Cow James McKee was Army top golfer and finished in a tie for 16th with a score of 71-71-79—221 (+5). Firstie Justin Williamson moved up the leaderboard to 25th on the final day as he shot a 1-under par 71. Williamson posted four birdies in his final round and shot 3-under following a double bogey on his first hole of the day. Read more.

Cadet Eden-Elizabeth Phillips
9/6/2019

Cadet Eden-Elizabeth PhillipsClass of 2020 Cadet Eden-Elizabeth Phillips is the commander of the First Regiment of the Corps of Cadets for this academic year. From Blacksburg, Virginia, Eden-Elizabeth is an avid marathon runner and applies the lessons of that sport to her life. She has always valued hard work and is known for devoting her full effort to everything she does. Since her yearling year, she has had a passion for developing others both in her cadet company and through clubs like Navigators and Young Life. For the next nine months, she hopes to lead the 1100 members of her regiment to develop themselves and each other to become the Army’s next generation of leaders.

Photo: Cadet Robert Norwood

Magarity to be Inducted to MAAC Honor Roll
9/6/2019

Magarity to be Inducted to MAAC Honor RollArmy West Point Women's Basketball Head Coach Dave Magarity will be inducted into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Honor Roll for 2019. Magarity is one of two representatives for Marist College that will receive the distinction at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Court of Dreams in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, September 14, the school announced yesterday.

Magarity was the head coach for the Red Foxes' men's team from 1986-2004. The program's all-time leader in wins with 253, Magarity was three times named the conference coach of the year. In his first season, he guided the Red Foxes to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Metro championship and an NCAA Tournament berth. He played a large role in the development of Rik Smits, who went on to be the second overall pick of the 1988 NBA Draft. Additionally, he brought Marist back into postseason play with an NIT appearance in 1996. Of the 18 Marist teams he coached, 15 of them reached double-digit wins and two eclipsed the 20-win mark.

Now entering his 14th season at the helm of the Black Knights program, Magarity has brought Army women's basketball to prominence. The program's all-time leader in wins, he has led the Black Knights to four postseason appearances with a pair of NCAA Tournament and WNIT berths. He also boasts 561 career wins with 248 while leading the Black Knights. Story.

Never Before Published Photographs
9/6/2019

Colonel David Harper, Mr. Luke Pontifell, and Cadet Monica Burciaga presented the Thornwillow Press' edition of "Beauty is the Beginning of Terror: Writings from the Great War" to West Point's Special Collections. This fine-press edition of World War I poetry and prose is the culmination of two years' collaboration between West Point cadets and the Thornwillow Press and will be retained in perpetuity by the Academy library. The text of the project was curated by COL Harper's Spring 2018 "Book History" course, while two Summer Internship (AIAD) cohorts of "Thornwillow Fellows" worked on the volume during the summer months of 2018 and 2019. The West Point Library archives provided never-before-published photographs from their archives.

Behind Enemy Lines
9/6/2019

Behind Enemy LinesSeptember 3 in Annapolis seven 2nd class West Point cadets performed the annual affirmation ceremony before the West Point Society of Annapolis. The Oath of Affirmation was administered by the Honorable Frank Kendall '71 the 50-year Affiliate Class to USMA 2021. The ceremony took place at the official Benny Havens bar right in downtown Annapolis - O’Brien’s. Inside there is memorial to the fallen graduates who were part of the cadet exchange program. Story.

Photo: Mashup of the seven cadets by Chris W.Pestel '03

Oglivie Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
9/5/2019

Oglivie Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekFollowing her performance in the Army Invitational, Army West Point Volleyball's Ana Oglivie has been named the first Army West Point Athlete Association Athlete of the Week of the 2019-20 season.

Oglivie shined in the team's three-game season-opening tournament, recording 44 digs which was good for 4.40 digs/set. The libero was also perfect in her 41 reception attempts and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

It will be a special week for the Kapolei, Hawaii, native, as the team heads to her home state to compete in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational at the University of Hawaii.

Men's Basketball Opener to Air on Fox Sports
9/5/2019

Men's Basketball Opener to Air on Fox SportsThe Army West Point Men's Basketball team's 2019-20 season opener against Villanova on November 5 will be airing on Fox Sports 1.

The 12th all-time showdown between the Black Knights and the defending BIG EAST regular season and tournament champions will take place at 8:30 p.m. at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. The Wildcats currently lead the all-time series, 6-5.

Army and Villanova have not met on the hardwood since the Wildcats bested the Black Knights in the NIT during the 1965-66 season. However, the Cadets took the regular season matchup that year, 89-68, at the ECAC Holiday Festival. Read more.

CLS Presents Dr. Pappas, MD with a Dept Coin
9/5/2019

 CLS Presents Dr. Pappas, MD with a Dept Coin COL Burpo presented Dr. Peter Pappas, MD with a department coin in appreciation of his hosting Department of Chemistry and Life Science (CLS) Cadet Jacob Keith '20 for a 3-week clinical experience at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) earlier this summer. Dr. Pappas is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tinsley Harrison Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a world-renowned expert in clinical mycology.

His main areas of interest have included the development of new therapies for fungal infections and understanding the epidemiology of candidiasis, the endemic mycoses, and cryptococcosis. COL Burpo and the CLS faculty and staff continue to develop relationships beyond West Point to ensure meaningful experiences for our Cadets with world-class clinicians and scientists.

Summer Immersion Program in Uzbekistan
9/5/2019

Summer Immersion Program in UzbekistanThis summer, one Russian-studying cadet and four Persian-studying cadets participated in a three-week immersion program in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. They were accompanied by DR Amir Irani-Tehrani, Persian program director. Following a two-week intensive language program through Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, during which time they stayed with Uzbek host families, cadets visited the historic cities of Bukhara, Khiva, and Tashkent, and gained an extensive knowledge of Central Asian culture and history, before heading back home. The highlights of the program included visiting an ancient water-mill powered mulberry tree paper factory, participating in the day-one events of a seven-day Uzbek wedding, celebrating an Uzbek birthday, visiting the purported burial site of the Old Testament prophet, Daniel, visiting the oldest Jewish community in Central Asia, visiting a Shiite mosque, lots of museums and historical sites, not to mention a special tour of the archeological site of “Afrasiob,” the ancient site of the city of Samarkand.

Army Faces Big Test at Michigan
9/4/2019

Army Faces Big Test at MichiganThe Black Knights hit the road for the first time in 2019 as they travel to Ann Arbor to take on nationally ranked Michigan at 12 p.m. at Michigan Stadium. Army is coming off a 14-7 win over Rice in its season opener at home under the lights at Michie Stadium last Friday night.

The contest will air live on FOX with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft 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 extended their winning streak to 10 games, which is second behind Clemson for the longest active winning streak in the nation. The streak is the longest for Army in over 13 years as the Black Knights won 11 straight between 1995 and 1996. Army also increased its home win streak to 14 games, which is the second longest in Michie Stadium history behind a 39-game streak from 1925-31. Read more.

Photo: Danny Wild USA TODAY Sports

DAF Intellectual Battle at Trophy Point
9/4/2019

The Domestic Affairs Forum at West PointThe Domestic Affairs Forum (DAF) at West Point—The cadet academic club for the American Politics program—kicked off the academic year with a debate at picturesque Trophy Point. Majors George Fust and Brian Vaeni fought an intellectual battle about whether or not service members should vote. This event is DAF's first this semester on the topic of civil-military relations. Stay tuned for discussions, lectures, and trip sections focused on this important topic throughout the fall term.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Michigan
9/4/2019

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: MichiganArmy 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 travel to No. 7 Michigan on Saturday for a game at 12 p.m. The contest will be carried live on Fox with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"I am proud of our guys for the effort they put in on Friday night. It was a good win and a real battle for us. The coach from Rice has done a great job in changing that team around from a year ago until now. They sure played us tough. They are a physical team, and he said leading up to the game that they were going to be a team that was willing to go toe to toe with us and they sure did. I'm glad our guys were willing to go toe-to-toe with them all the way through because that's what it took. It took a 60-minute battle and a heck of a drive by our offense in the fourth quarter, and a stand, by our defense, to finish that game off. I'm proud of our guys and I thought it was a great victory. To start the season 1-0 is certainly a confidence booster and hopefully that will help us as we continue through.

"We have a huge test this week obviously to play the No. 7 team in the country and the winningest team in college football history with all the tradition there. Our guys are really excited to have the opportunity to play at this level. I think it's one of the reasons that so many of our guys choose to come to school here is to play in games like this. For guys who are very competitive and have dreamed of playing college football, to play in venue like this and in games like this is what they've always wanted. It's a great opportunity and it's going to be a heck of a challenge. They have an incredible team and they are incredibly"" well coached." Read more.

DEP Hosts Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
9/4/2019

DEP Hosts Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-Winning PoetThe Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon recently. During Dean's Hour, Professor Muldoon read from his work at Cullum Memorial Hall and engaged in questions and discussion with cadets.

Football Edges Rice, 14-7, in Season-opening Home Win
9/3/2019

Football Edges Rice, 14-7, in Season-opening Home WinThe Army West Point Football team successfully defended Michie Stadium by putting together a lengthy fourth-quarter scoring drive to ward off Rice, 14-7, in the season opener on Friday night under the lights. Kelvin Hopkins paced the Black Knights (1-0) on the ground against Rice (0-1) with 80 yards on 21 carries to go along with his first rushing score of the year.

The firstie also went 3-for-8 in the passing game for 53 yards and a touchdown. Sandon McCoy got the bulk of the duties in the rushing game and he finished with 70 yards on 20 totes. Defensively, Cole Christiansen led Army with seven tackles, while Arik Smith and Cam Jones came away with six a piece. Jacob Covington and Jaylon McClinton combined for 10 tackles after they each finished with five. In total, the Black Knights offense amassed 284 yards on 64 plays, while the Owls accumulated 243 yards on 43 plays.

The Black Knights extended their home winning streak to 14 games. That is the fourth longest FBS active home winning streak in the nation. Army pushed its overall winning streak to 10 games, which is the second longest streak in the nation behind reigning national champion Clemson. Read more.

Photo: Danny Wild USA TODAY Sports

Urkov Earns Rookie, Offensive Player of the Week
9/3/2019

 Urkov Earns Rookie, Offensive Player of the Week Forward Elise Urkov of the Army West Point Women's Soccer team earned two weekly awards on Monday, announced by the Patriot League. The plebe was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors after a six-point week. "We are so pleased for Elise to gain recognition early in the season," said head coach Adrian Blewitt. "She has taken her goals well and her performances are progressing as our team continues to also. She has a great future ahead of her!"

Urkov netted two goals in the Black Knights' 3-2 comeback victory over reigning America East Champion, Albany. on Thursday. She registered her first collegiate points on goals spaced 11 minutes apart. On Sunday, the Sacramento, Calif., native scored in the 11th minute in the Cadets' shutout of LIU, which also marked the game-winning goal.

She totals six points this season to pace Army's offense. The rookie is second in the Patriot League in scoring.

The Black Knights travel to Air Force on Friday (9 p.m. ET) and Colorado College on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).

Volleyball Completes Sweep of Army Invitational
9/3/2019

Volleyball Completes Sweep of Army InvitationalThe Army West Point Volleyball team completed a championship sweep of the Army Invitational with wins over Rhode Island and New Hampshire on Sunday. Army took the first contest over Rhode Island 3-1 and defeated Iona in straight sets to clinch the tournament title. "This team has been on a mission since the first day of preseason," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "It's easy to say you want to win a championship, but its very different to actually back up that talk.

From the beginning, this team has said they want to do it and they have been working so hard to make it happen." Firstie libero Ana Oglivie was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after totaling 44 digs and compiling a perfect 1.000 reception percentage in the team's three games. Yearling Emmy Barnhorst led the team with 10 kills in the finale vs. Iona and firstie Nikki Lum led the way with 16 assists in the contest. In the team's earlier match against Rhode Island, Courtney Horace (14), Sydney Morriss (12) and Monica Eckford (11) all posted double-digit kills. Hannah Presley followed up on her strong performance on Saturday with a tournament-high 30 assist game. Read more.

Women's Soccer Shuts Down LIU, Wins Second Straight
9/3/2019

Women's Soccer Shuts Down LIU, Wins Second StraightBacked by Sydney Cassalia, the Army West Point women's soccer team blanked LIU, 2-0, Sunday at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Freshman Elise Urkov scored her third goal in two games today. Morgan Walsh scored the insurance goal in the 85th minute, while picking up an assist on Urkov's game-winner. Army controlled the ball for a majority of the first half and saw multiple opportunities with nine total shots. In the 11th minute, Walsh crossed the ball to the center of the box where Urkov was waiting to head it in past the LIU keeper. Lauren Drysdale played the ball across the box and Walsh finished on the tipped ball by Trinity Garay for Army's second goal of the game. Read more.

Women's XC Take Top 11 Spots In Opening Race
9/3/2019

Women's XC Take Top 11 Spots In Opening RaceThe Army West Point Women's Cross Country team took the top eleven spots in a strong effort at the season opening dual meet against Maine.

Plebe Alexandra Gibbs led the charge for the Black Knights, placing first with a time of 16:30.6 in her collegiate debut. Yearlings Dominique Shultz and Jordan Jones placed behind her in second and third respectively.

The result marks the second consecutive season opener in which the race was won by a plebe, after Shelby Piccinic crossed the line first in the 2018 event. Read more.

Men's XC Starts Off Season with Win At Maine
9/3/2019

Men's XC Starts Off Season with Win At MaineThe two-time defending Patriot League champion Army West Point Men's Cross Country team kicked-off its 2019 season with a victory in its dual meet vs. Maine on Friday. The Black Knights were paced by plebes Garrett Gough and Matthew Porter who took the top two spots in the meet. Yearling Bradley Pease placed third. It marks the second consecutive season in which the race was won by a plebe, as Marshall Beatty took the top spot in the 2018 event.

"We had some nice competitive efforts out there today and I thought we managed both the race and the conditions quite well. It was a sloppy mess and the terrain was a real challenge of turns and ups and downs." Said Head Coach Mike Smith.

"We have trained at a high level with the upperclassmen for several weeks now, but the plebes have largely been allowed to adapt to collegiate work. They went into this pretty rested, so It didn't surprise me to see two plebes pushing at the front. I was a little surprised that they held the lead all the way to the line. There is a lot of talent in our underclass guys, but they have been held back by the strength of our varsity guys, so today was a nice time for them to step up and own the responsibility to lead from the front." Read more.

USMA Affirmation Ceremony at USAFA
8/30/2019

USMA Affirmation Ceremony at USAFAOn August 27, 2019, an Affirmation Ceremony was held in Polaris Hall at the United States Air Force Academy for the seven USMA cadets from the Class of 2021 that are on exchange there. These cadets affirmed their commitment to service to our country. All seven provided a brief biography to the audience. Four desire to branch Infantry and three hope to branch Aviation. All were very impressive future officers. USMA Class of 1971 was represented by COL (Ret) David 'Scott' Hutchison, LTC(R) Gordy Dietrich and LTC(R) Tom Martin who presented the 1971/2021 class coins to the seven appreciative cadets. The event was hosted by the West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region and MG(R) Dan York '81 was the guest speaker.

Women’s Soccer Rallies Back for First Win of 2019
8/30/2019

Women’s Soccer Rallies Back for First Win of 2019Fueled by three unanswered goals in the final 23 minutes of play, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team rallied back to defeat Albany, 3-2, in the 89th minute, marking the team and Academy's first win of the 2019-20 year. Plebe Elise Urkov and Alyssa Carfagno had breakout performances on the night as the team's goal scorers. Urkov netted Army's first goal and the equalizer spaced 11 minutes apart. Carfagno scored the game-winner in the 89th minute.

Albany went up 2-0 with goals in the 28th and 66th minute. The Black Knights sparked a momentum shift three minutes later when Sydney Cassalia took advantage of a goal kick and booted the ball down to an open Urkov for the score. Lauren Drysdale and Morgan Walsh setup Urkov's second goal which was a chip to the left side of the net. With 1:16 remaining in the game, Erynn Johns sailed the ball to the far post where Dani Mendoza was able to move it in front to Carfagno. She stormed in and kicked the ball in to the goal to secure Army's first victory of the season. Read more.

Men's XC Third in Region, Receives National Votes
8/29/2019

Men's XC Third in Region, Receives National VotesAhead of its season opening meet in Maine, the Army West Point Men's Cross Country team ranked third in NCAA Division I USTFCCCA Northeast Region Rankings and received votes in the NCAA Division I National Coaches' Poll.

Army returns four 2018 All-Patriot League runners, as firsties Roman Ollar, Ben Petrella and Robbie Santoyo and yearling Marshall Beatty will look to build on their strong campaigns from a year ago. Ollar represented the Black Knights at the NCAA Championships.

The USTFCCCA Cross Country Coaches' Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams' strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked. Read more.

This Week in Army Football Returns
8/29/2019

This Week in Army Football ReturnsThis Week in Army Football returns this season and kicked off last night at the First Class Club at West Point.

Head coach Jeff Monken joins the Army Sports Network's Rich DeMarco every week during the season to discuss everything football. Thirteen shows are scheduled, all at 7 p.m. There will be 10 shows on Thursday evenings and two on Wednesdays including this week's on August 28 prior to the Friday night opener against Rice, as well as December 11 prior to the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA. There is also a Monday evening show scheduled for Thanksgiving week before the Hawai'i game.

The show takes place at the Firstie Club with food and beverage specials available. Fans also have the opportunity to ask questions of the Army head coach and win prizes.

For those fans unable to make the show live, WLNA 1420-AM and WBNR 1260-AM will air the show and a free video stream will be offered at GoArmyWestPoint.com or on Army's Facebook page at Facebook.com/GoArmyWestPoint. Fans can also listen on the TuneIn App by searching for the "Army Black Knights Sports Network" channel.

This Week in Army Football Dates: Wednesday, August 28 | Thursday, September 5 | Thursday, September 12  | Thursday, September 19 | Thursday, October 3 | Thursday, October 10  | Thursday, October 17 | Thursday, October 24 | Thursday, October 31 | Thursday, November 7  | Thursday, November | 14 | Monday, November 25 | Wednesday, December 11

Football to be Broadcast on American Forces Network
8/28/2019

Football to be Broadcast on American Forces NetworkArmy West Point and its athletics multimedia rightsholder, Army West Point Sports Properties, announced today a one-year agreement with The American Forces Network (AFN) to provide live radio game broadcasts of Black Knights' football for the 2019 season. The American Forces Radio and Television Service, through AFN, will provide a "touch of home" to authorized audiences and their immediate family members stationed in over 168 locations around the world. AFN marks the newest affiliate added to the Army Sports Network, which now totals 17 stations for reaching fans.

"The American Forces Network Radio is proud to partner with Learfield IMG College and its Army West Point Sports Properties team," said Scott Stover, Chief, TV and Radio, AFN Broadcast Center. "It's an honor to bring US Military Academy football to soldiers serving overseas on the AFN FANS channel via AFN satellite decoder and streaming on the AFN360 app."  "Whenever we sign on for Army Football broadcasts, we welcome Black Knights fans throughout the Hudson Valley, across the nation and around the world," said Rich DeMarco, Assistant Athletic Director/Broadcasting and Licensing and voice of the Black Knights. "It's truly an honor to have this partnership between the Army Sports Network and American Forces Network, which will allow Army Football to be heard wherever service members are stationed."

The 2019 Army West Point football games will be broadcast on AFN to authorized audiences and their immediate family members stationed with them in 168 countries around the world. The Black Knights open the season on August 30, playing host to the Rice Owls at 6:00 p.m. Read more.

First Ever Concert Set for Michie Stadium
8/28/2019

First Ever Concert Set for Michie StadiumMulti-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley is slated to headline the first ever concert held at West Point's Michie Stadium, Friday, October 18.

After headlining arenas and amphitheaters across the country with his 2019 Burning Man Tour, Bentley will be supported by country music star Dustin Lynch while making a stop at the nation's preeminent leader development institution.

General public tickets will be available for online purchase only at goarmywestpoint.com/tickets starting Friday, September 6 at 9 a.m.

Parking lots will open at 2:30 p.m., with the stadium gates opening at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start of the show. The concert is considered a special event to the gate policy, all concert goers age 18 or older will only be required to show a valid government-issued ID card to enter post. Those attending should enter using either Stony Lonesome Gate off Route 9W, or Thayer Gate off Main Street in Highland Falls.

No outside food or drink are allowed in Michie and stadium tailgating, and parking policies will remain consistent with Army West Point Football game days. For a complete listing of rules and available lots, visit armygameday.com.

This event is made possible through the West Point Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division and Army West Point Athletics.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Rice
8/28/2019

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: RiceArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights welcome Rice on Friday at 6 p.m. for the 2019 season opener. That contest will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Ross Tucker and Tina Cervasio on the call.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Good afternoon everybody. It's hard to believe the football season is here already. Time just flies, I guess they say, when you're having fun. It seems like just yesterday we were playing in that bowl game and I had such an enjoyable season with that senior class that had gone 2-10 as freshmen. To have that kind of season that they had last year was a lot of fun and I'm really proud of them. It set a bar for this program and for this year's team to have to do something to live up to that or match it. For us, the challenge is to try and be better. That's all we've tried to do over the course of the spring and preseason camp. Try to get better as a football team and improve. I think our guys have worked really hard and we've got a tremendous challenge on Friday night with a very talented Rice team. They've got a bunch of guys that are now going to be playing for them as graduate transfers that had tremendous careers at the schools that they came from. It reminds me of our 2016 team in that they play a bunch of freshmen, guys that now have starting experience, who played on a lot of special teams, got offensive and defensive snaps and are now going to be veteran upperclassmen. It's going to be a real challenge for us. We know what a challenge this is going to be, and we are excited about the season and just trying to take the first step and give us the best chance in the opening game.

(Ref.: On if the team is ready for the season opener on Friday)
"I mean, am I ready? I don't know, I guess at this point, three days away, I'm agonizing about all the things that we haven't quite gotten down perfect or haven't had a chance to practice. Maybe the situational things like special teams, certain situations with time on the clock, or overtime periods. Just all those things that might come up in a game. Having to throw a Hail Mary pass, having to defend a Hail Mary pass, everything. There's a lot of stuff, it's a complex game, there's a lot to prepare for and when you say ready, I mean I guess at this point, I'm crossing my fingers hoping that we just covered everything that we possibly could leading into the opener. Read more.

Game Notes: Army Opens Under the Lights
8/28/2019

 Game Notes: Army Opens Under the Lights The Army West Point football team opens the 2019 slate on Friday night August 30 under the lights with a 6 p.m. kickoff against Rice on CBS Sports Network. 

Army starts the year on a Friday night for the fifth-straight season and at home for the first time since 2017.nThe 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 are coming into the 2019 season on a nine-game winning streak, which is the second longest active winning streak in college football behind only national champion Clemson.
• Heading into the year, Army is on the outside looking in when it comes to the national polls. The Black Knights are receiving votes in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Poll.
• Army is looking to increase its home winning streak to 14 games, a streak that goes back to the final game at Michie in 2016.
• Since the start of the 2017 season, the Cadets have won 21 of their last 26 games for a .807 winning percentage and are 21-3 over the last two seasons when kicking off prior to 7 p.m. Eastern. Read more.

Women's Soccer Forces Overtime, Ties in Opener
8/23/2019

Women's Soccer Forces Overtime, Ties in OpenerThe Army West Point Women's Soccer Team scored the game-tying goal in the 80th minute of its season opener versus Northern Arizona Lumberjacks to force overtime last night. Following two overtime periods, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Erynn Johns scored the Black Knights' equalizer with 79:42 on the clock during regulation and totaled two shots on the night. Northern Arizona went up 1-0 in the eighth minute when Madison Montgomery broke free up the middle off a pass by Sam Larberg. The Black Knights altered their attacking formations throughout the game to try and gain an offensive edge over the Lumberjacks. Army succeeded in the 80th minute when Lauren Drysdale booted the ball from midfield to the top of the box where she connected with Johns who tapped it past the goalkeeper in the bottom left corner of the goal. Read more.

CDT Daine Van de Wall '20 takes lead of Corps of Cadets
8/22/2019

CDT Daine Van de Wall '20 takes lead of Corps of CadetsWith white tape across his back spelling out the E in "3-Peat!," Daine Van de Wall marched to the center of the field at Lincoln Financial Field. Joined by his six fellow prisoners who had spent the semester studying at the Naval Academy, Van de Wall was being traded back to the U.S. Military Academy so he could cheer on the Army Football team along with the Corps of Cadets during the 2018 Army-Navy game.

This year, Van de Wall will once again make that march across the field, but instead of serving as a prisoner, he will lead the captive midshipmen to be traded and receive back the cadets as the First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets. As First Captain, Van de Wall, a member of the Class of 2020, is the brigade commander of the 4,400 members of the Corps of Cadets for the 2019-20 academic year. It is a role he has built up to throughout his time at West Point.

The responsibilities took a big jump forward when as a cow he spent a semester at the Naval Academy and served as a squad leader where he was placed in charge of 12 midshipmen, while learning the ways of a new academy himself.

"Honestly, sometimes, it was very difficult mainly because I didn't understand the standards and some of the rules they had there," Van de Wall said. "Working with the company leadership there with my fellow midshipmen, and my roommate specifically, really got me through that and I was able to teach them some of the things we do at Army, while also taking away some of the great things they do at the Naval Academy."

This past summer, he had his final audition for a brigade level command while serving as the command sergeant major for Cadet Field Training. There, his job was to enforce the daily standards and expectations for the cadets leading and taking part in the training. Read more.

Hopkins Jr. Selected to Manning Award Watch List
8/22/2019

Hopkins Jr. Selected to Manning Award Watch ListFirstie quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. earned his sixth preseason accolade after being selected to the Manning Award Watch List on Wednesday. The list includes 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2019 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

"We have another great group of quarterbacks coming back this season," said Archie Manning. "For our Watch List, we aim to recognize players who have already been successful on the field for their teams, but every quarterback in the country remains eligible. We'll make some midseason additions to the list as some of the younger quarterbacks and the transfers establish themselves. I'm really looking forward to getting the season started this weekend and keeping a close eye on everyone right through the national championship in New Orleans."

Inclusion on the Watch List is not necessary for the quarterbacks to be selected for the honor. Midseason additions to the Watch List will be announced on Thursday, October 17. The list of 10 finalists will be released on Thursday, November 28. The winner will be announced in the week following the College Football Playoff National Championship. Read more.

Hopkins Jr. Named to Golden Arm Award Watch List
8/21/2019

Firstie quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List heading into the 2018 season. The award is presented annually to the top senior or fourth-year cow quarterback set to graduate with their class by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation. Forty-nine players earned spots on the list. This is the Charlotte, N.C., native's fifth preseason honor as he was also added to the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and CFPA National Performer of the Year watch lists.

Under center last year, Hopkins Jr. became the first player in Academy history to throw and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. He also registered five rushing touchdowns in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to tie the Army single-game record. The Charlotte, N.C., native closed out his first year as the primary play caller with 17 rushing touchdowns, which tied Carlton Jones '06 and Trent Steelman '13 for a single-season program record.

Football Inching Closer to Kickoff
8/21/2019

The Army West Point Football Team continued its preparation for the season opening against Rice on August 30 at Michie Stadium.

The Black Knights were in full pads on Tuesday late afternoon and ran through its regular practice plan with individual and team drills, and also special teams work.

The Black Knights will practice the rest of the week and have its final scrimmage of the preseason on Friday evening at Michie Stadium.

Army is getting set for the season opener against Rice on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at goarmywestpoint.com/tickets.

Horace Earns All-League, Team Marches to Opener
8/20/2019

Horace Earns All-League, Team Marches to OpenerLed by Preseason All-Patriot League selection and firstie captain Courtney Horace, the Army West Point Volleyball Team closed out the preseason with its annual team scrimmage on Saturday. With no graduating seniors last season, the experienced Black Knights enter 2019 with heightened expectations. Army was ranked fourth in the Patriot League Volleyball Preseason Poll after finishing in a third place tie in the league standings last season.

Horace, the team's two-year captain, was honored by the Patriot League as one of its seven selections for the Preseason All-League team. The Cadets are slated to open competition at home on Aug. 31 in a tournament matchup with New Hampshire as part of the Army Invitational at Gillis Field House. In addition to New Hampshire, the event will feature Iona and Rhode Island. Army will face-off with the latter two squads in a Sunday doubleheader.

Princeton Review Ranks USMA Library #1
8/16/2019

Princeton Review Ranks USMA Library #1The results are in! This year's Princeton Review ranked the USMA Library as the #1 Best College Library: https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=best-college-library

The Library serves the West Point curriculum by partnering with faculty and staff across campus to equip cadets with the skills and resources necessary to conduct serious and meaningful research and to become life-long learners.

CDTs Rocca & Szczerbik at the Deterrence Symposium
8/16/2019

As a part of USMA's Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, CDT Ryan Rocca and CDT Jackson Szczerbik attended the 2019 Deterrence Symposium at USSTRATCOM. Facilitated by the House of PANE's CPT Robert Gilbreath, these cadets had the amazing opportunity to witness senior military leaders, academics, and policy makers discuss critical issues at the strategic level.

CDTs Bordeaux '21 & Falk '21 Interning at the Exchange
8/15/2019

CDTs Bordeaux '21 & Falk '21 Interning at the ExchangeFor the first time the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has interns from USMA. Cadets Thomas "TJ" Bordeaux and Christian Falk are spending three weeks at the Exchange's Dallas headquarters broadening their knowledge of cybersecurity completing their completing Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD).

"Having TJ and Christian here with us this summer is truly special—they are exceptional Cadets," said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull '73. "It is truly a privilege to partner with West Point for the first time on this program to help the Nation's future military leaders broaden their knowledge in their field of study and remind them the Exchange is there for them throughout their military career."

Bordeaux and Falk are already learning more about the Exchange and its mission of serving those who serve.

"When we get to our first unit and are commanding Soldiers, we can help them understand what the Exchange is there for—how it'll be there when they deploy, how it supports after-school programs and school lunches overseas," Bordeaux said. "It's a lot more than a retail outlet." Falk agreed. "Not everyone understands their benefits," Falk said. "The Exchange does a lot to help us."

McGraw Named Preseason Second Team All-American
8/15/2019

Standout firstie Zac McGraw, who was recently named the Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season, received College Soccer News All-America Second Team honors.

McGraw, who was also named to the Mac Hermann Trophy watch list earlier this month, has been one of the top defenders in the Patriot League during his time at Army. In his cow campaign, he captained a Black Knights' defense that shutout back-to-back opponents in the league tournament, marking the first time in program history an Army squad had accomplished that feat. His defensive efforts against top-seeded Loyola in the semifinal round helped the cadets advance to the championship match for the first time since 1996.

The Torrance, Calif., native and the Black Knights will lace up for their season opener on August 31 when they take on service academy rival No. 19 Air Force at 7 p.m. at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.

SOSH Hosts 120 Junior Cadets
8/15/2019

SOSH recently hosted 120 Junior Cadets and Cadre from Bergen County, NJ. These high-school aged members of the Youth Police Academy enjoyed a day-long experience at West Point which gave them a sense of the physical, military, and academic challenges encountered by West Point Cadets.

Cadet Staff Ride to Gettysburg
8/14/2019

Cadet Staff Ride to GettysburgThe U.S. Military Academy Department of History supported the United States Corps of Cadets (USCC) Staff Ride to Gettysburg. Vignettes from the battle help cadets reflect on their upcoming leadership roles during the academic year.

Class of 2023 March Back
8/13/2019

Class of 2023 March BackMarch Back is a special day on the USMA calendar. Not only does it mark the end of summer training and the beginning of Reorganization Week, but it is one of few occasions during the year when the Long Gray Line becomes visibly manifest.

More than 250 Old Grads, representing 46 classes and spanning 62 years (from 1958 through 2019), joined 1,187 new cadets from the Class of 2023 for the final two-mile leg of March Back from the ski slope to the Superintendent’s house. As they moved down Washington Road—platoons of cadets in combat uniforms followed by a large contingent of grads in khaki shorts, black polos, and ballcaps adorned with the USMA crest—it was easy to appreciate the symbolic metaphor that defines all who have endured the trials and celebrated the joys West Point has to offer. “It was the Long Gray Line,” Lieutenant General Darryl Williams ’83, the 60th Superintendent of West Point, told grads at a luncheon following the March Back. “And all of us are linked to it.” Full story.

USMA 2019 August Graduation
8/13/2019

Congratulations to the 11 members of USMA Class of 2019 who received their diplomas and became second lieutenants during a graduation and commissioning ceremony Friday August 9 at Jefferson Library here at West Point.

Football Starts Final Week of Camp
8/13/2019

The Army West Point Football Team begin the final week of preseason camp on yesterday with a spirited practice at West Point.

The Black Knights were in shells on Monday and did a lot of head-to-head battles between the top offensive and defensive units.

Army was back out on the field on today and will have its final intersquad scrimmage of camp on Saturday at Michie Stadium.

The Black Knights open the season on August 30 against Rice for a 6 p.m. kickoff on CBS Sports Network. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at goarmywestpoint.com/tickets.

Field Set for Inaugural Hockey Fortress Invitational
8/9/2019

Field Set for Inaugural Hockey Fortress InvitationalThe Vegas Golden Knights announced that the organization will host the Fortress Invitational, a collegiate hockey tournament, at T-Mobile Arena January 3-4. The four-team tournament will feature the following schools: Army West Point, Cornell University, Ohio State University and Providence College. Television coverage will be announced at a later date.

"We are very excited to host the Fortress Invitational at T-Mobile Arena," Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz said. "The Fortress Invitational provides our fans an opportunity to see some of the best college hockey players in the country with the unique in-game experience they are accustomed to seeing at VGK home games. We look forward to this tournament becoming a college hockey tradition in Las Vegas for years to come."

Puck drop for the first game of the tournament is slated for Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, with the Army Black Knights facing the Providence Friars at 5 p.m. PT, followed by the Cornell Big Red squaring off against the Ohio State Buckeyes at 8:30 p.m. The Vegas Golden Knights will host the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to highlight a tripleheader of hockey on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday's college games (Championship & Consolation) will begin at 5:30 p.m. Read more.

Shakespeare and Power AIAD
8/9/2019

Shakespeare and Power AIADCadets from the “Shakespeare and Power” Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) experienced an immersive study of both early modern theatre as well as the notions of power within Shakespearian text and time. Cadets viewed five Shakespeare plays in London’s GlobeTheater as well as at the Royal Shakespeare theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, studying how the notions of power that Shakespeare explore within his plays aren’t something relegated to the past but are happening now.

South Dock to Redoubt #4 Race
8/9/2019

South Dock to Redoubt #4 RaceThis week, 8 SOSH faculty teams ran the South Dock to Redoubt #4 race route. It is 2.75 miles from the river to the highest point at USMA. Redoubt #4 is a Revolutionary War fortification that overlooks the central campus and the Plain. It was mentioned and described by Benedict Arnold in his treasonous documents given to the British. The redoubt is now a well-maintained overlook and an uphill running challenge!

Two Cadets Receive Preseason All-League Praise
8/8/2019

Two Cadets Receive Preseason All-League PraiseFirsties Zac McGraw and Keenan O'Shea of the Army West Point men's soccer team highlighted the Patriot League preseason accolades on Thursday morning.

McGraw, who is a two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, received preseason defensive player of the year praise for the third consecutive season. This news comes after the Torrance, Calif., native was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watchlist a week ago. Meanwhile, O'Shea picked up preseason honors for the second straight year.

In addition to the individual accolades, the Black Knights were chosen to finish fourth in the preseason poll with 108 points, which is the team's highest selection since being picked to place second back in 2014. The reigning regular season champs, Loyola, earned the first spot in the poll with 156 points and a league-best 12 first-place votes. The three-time defending league champions, Colgate, were chosen second with 147 points and eight first-place votes, while Lehigh (128) rounded out the top three.

Preseason voting was compiled by the league's head coaches and sports information directors, who were not permitted to vote for their own players. Read more.

Nigro to Lead Swimming Programs
8/8/2019

Nigro to Lead Swimming ProgramsArmy West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has announced the hiring of Brandt Nigro as the new head coach for the men's and women's swimming programs.

Nigro comes to West Point after a two-year stint at NC State as an assistant coach for the swimming and diving teams. His primary responsibilities included working with the sprint freestyle and stroke events, and he also assisted in recruiting.

He helped the Wolfpack men continue their dominance in the ACC with their fifth-straight league title in 2019 and the women completed an NC State sweep on the year with their own ACC title. The men finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in 2018 and 2019 and the women took seventh in 2019 and 18th in 2018 with Nigro on staff. While at NC State, Nigro saw 117 All-American performances, 37 individual ACC honors, 37 school records, and 164 NC State all-time top-10 performances. In 2019, he mentored the women sprinters to an ACC title, conference record, and All-America performance in the 200 freestyle relay. The year before, the men's 800 and 400 freestyle relays set NCAA, US Open and American records. With the success over the last couple of years, he was a member of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 ACC Men's Coaching Staff of the Year. In addition, he has guided athletes to elite international-level competitions, including, World Championships and the Olympics.

"We are thrilled to have Brandt taking over our swimming programs," Buddie said. "Everyone we spoke to about Brandt had great things to say about his work ethic, character and that he is a rising star in the sport. I am looking forward to following our cadet-athletes' success under his leadership."

Prior to his two years in Raleigh, Nigro had three successful seasons as an assistant coach at Marshall and UMBC. Read more.

Hacking for Defense: Finding solutions to DOD problems
8/8/2019

For two weeks it was pedal to the metal. Given a problem on day one, 35 cadets divided into seven teams were given 10 days to network with industry experts, fully define the problem they'd been assigned and develop a viable solution.

The course, called Hacking for Defense, was taught at the U.S. Military Academy for the first time. Hacking for Defense is a graduate-level course currently taught at 22 universities throughout the country. During the course, students learn problem-solving skills while working to find solutions to Department of Defense problems.

The West Point course includes seven teams, each including four West Point cadets and one ROTC cadet. The goal was to build teams with cadets from various academic fields and leverage their differing backgrounds to solve real-world problems.

"It is really focused on, how do I get young men and women who are our future experts in business and technology and other places and engineering, and leverage them to work on problem sets for the Army?" Colonel Todd Woodruff, an instructor in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership department which sponsors the course, said. "How do I get these problems in front of universities so they can leverage some of their talent and treasure on behalf of the nation?" Read more.

Photo: Cadet Jay Yang '20 speaks with an expert on the phone while taking notes during the Hacking for Defense course

Cassalia Named to Preseason All-Patriot League Team
8/7/2019

Cassalia Named to Preseason All-Patriot League TeamGoalkeeper Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point Women's Soccer Team was named to the Preseason All-Patriot League Team announced by the league on Tuesday. Also released was the Patriot League Preseason Poll which Army was slated fifth.

Cassalia returns to the Black Knights' squad after being named to the All-Region First Team and All-Patriot League Second Team last season.

"We are very proud of Sydney," said head coach Adrian Blewitt. "She represents our program at the highest level in everything she does and it is an accurate representation that she made the Preseason All-Patriot League Team. We look forward to Sydney and her teammates having a great season."

Cassalia improved upon her impressive rookie campaign by playing all 1,772 minutes of Army's 18 games in 2018, earning nine shutouts. The Omaha, Neb., native boasted a 0.66 goals-against average after allowing just 13 goals, while her 100 saves contributed to an 0.885 save percentage. Additionally, she dished out two assists on the year, becoming the first goalkeeper in program history to record a point. Sydney's first helper came in the season opener at Wagner before a booming punt led to the opening goal in the Star Game at Navy on Oct. 12. Read more.

Golf Honored for Work in the Classroom
8/6/2019

Golf Honored for Work in the ClassroomThe Army West Point Golf Team was recognized for its work in the classroom after receiving an NCAA Public Recognition Award on August 1.

The award is bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports based on the APR data released in May 2019.

"We've got an exceptional group of young men and leaders on our team," head coach Chad Bagley said. "They work hard in the classroom and on the golf course in a demanding environment; and I'm happy for them that their efforts are being recognized."

The men's tennis team is one of three squads to receive this recognition for the 2018-19 year. Army's men's tennis and hockey teams were also recognized. The list of all teams receiving the honor may be found on NCAA.org.

Men's Tennis Recognized by the NCAA
8/6/2019

Men's Tennis Recognized by the NCAAThe Army West Point Men's Tennis Team was a recipient of the NCAA Public Recognition Award on August 1.

The award is bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports based on the APR data released in May 2019.

"We would like to thank the NCAA for recognizing us and also congratulate all the other teams that have also received this award," said Associate Head Coach Randy Rowley. "Each day we have the honor to go above and beyond in the classroom, as well as the court, as we work towards being an Army officer."

The men's tennis team is one of three squads to receive this recognition for the 2018-19 year. Army's golf and hockey teams were also recognized. The list of all teams receiving the honor may be found on NCAA.org.

First Day of Full Pads to Open Football Week Two
8/6/2019

First Day of Full Pads to Open Week TwoThe Army West Point Football Team was greeted with sunny skies and hot temperatures yesterday afternoon at Howze and Goldstein Fields as the Black Knights continued fall camp.

Monday was the end of a run of five-straight days of practice and the first with full pads. It was also the first time that all classes, plebe to firsties, were all on the field at the same time.

The Black Knights will have an off day on Tuesday before heading back out on the field on Wednesday. The team is going to be holding the first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday at Howze and Goldstein Fields.

Hockey Season and Group Tickets on Sale Now
8/6/2019

Hockey Season and Group Tickets on Sale NowThe 2019-20 hockey season is right around the corner for the Black Knights. The Army West Point Ticket Office has announced that season and group tickets are now on sale.

Season tickets for rinkside seats can be purchased for $344, chair back seats for $215 and bleacher seats for $134 for the year. Faculty and staff can purchase chair back seats for $149. Group tickets are also on sale now and range from $10-$19 for select games.

Mini-plan ticket packages will be offered beginning Aug. 20 and single-game tickets will go on sale Sept. 17.

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

Army's 2019-20 schedule will feature 16 home games, including a weekend series against service academy rival Air Force at Tate Rink on Jan. 10-11.

Hockey Receives NCAA Academic Recognition
8/2/2019

The Army West Point Hockey Team was a recipient of the NCAA Public Recognition Award on Thursday.

The award is bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports based on the APR data released in May 2019.

"This is great recognition by the NCAA for our Program," said head coach Brian Riley. "I'm extremely proud of our players for their effort both on the ice and in the classroom."

The hockey team is one of three squads to receive this recognition for the 2018-19 year. Army's golf and men's tennis teams were also recognized. The list of all teams receiving the honor may be found on NCAA.org.

The Black Knights begin their 2019-20 season at home on Oct. 6 when they host Union at 4:05 p.m.

McGraw Named to Mac Hermann Trophy Watch List
8/2/2019

Firstie defender Zac McGraw of the Army West Point Men's Soccer Team was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List for the second consecutive season on Thursday afternoon.

The MAC Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. This year's winners will be announced in early January at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

As a three-time All-Patriot League First Team performer and two-time All-Atlantic Region First Team selection, McGraw was a defensive stalwart for the Black Knights in his third year and aided the team in its run in the Patriot League Tournament. His efforts on the defensive end helped the Cadets post back-to-back shutouts in the tournament for the first time in program history. The Torrance, California native played a major role in Army's 1-0 victory in Baltimore over No. 23 Loyola in the semifinals, which put the cadets into the championship match for the first time since 1996.

McGraw joins fellow Patriot League standouts, Brian Saramago and Barry Sharifi of Loyola on the exclusive list that is comprised of 36 of the top male soccer players in Division I. Read more.

Hopkins Jr. Earns Fourth Preseason Honor
8/1/2019

Hopkins Jr. Earns Fourth Preseason HonorCollege Football Performance Awards (CFPA) announced its 2019 preseason watch list for the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy and Kelvin Hopkins Jr. is among the nation's top players.

Thirty-four players earned spots on the list, including 2018 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy winner Tua Tagovailoa.

This is the Charlotte, N.C., native's fourth preseason honor as he was also added to the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists.

Under center last year, Hopkins Jr. became the first player in Academy history to throw and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. He also registered five rushing touchdowns in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to tie the Army single-game record. The Charlotte, N.C., native closed out his first year as the primary play caller with 17 rushing touchdowns, which tied Carlton Jones '06 and Trent Steelman '13 for a single-season program record.

The 2019 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy is a 22-inch K-9 optic crystal tower with eight-inch crystal football on top. All FBS players are eligible for the award. The award winner will be announced January 15, 2020. Read more.

New Cadets Learn Mountaineering Skills
8/1/2019

New Cadets Learn Mountaineering SkillsNew cadets with USMA Class of 2023 learned mountaineering skills from 10th Mountain Division Soldiers as part of their Cadet Basic Training at Camp Buckner.

 

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