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Cadet Capstone Fahnestock Trail Officially Opened
6/30/2022

Cadet Capstone Fahnestock Trail Officially OpenedA newly renovated trail opened June 27 at Fahnestock State Park. Hikers and outdoors enthusiasts can thank cadets. The Taconic Regional Commission announced the opening of the Hubbard Perkins Loop Trail. It was a two-year, $1.5 million project that overhauled 9.5 miles of multi-use trails to accommodate its visitors better. As part of the project, the West Post cadets replaced four trail bridges at Fahnestock, applying knowledge they learned during a year-long capstone design civil engineering course. Read more.

R-Day for the Class of 2026
6/28/2022

R-Day for the Class of 2026One of West Point’s longest traditions, Cadet Basic Training (CBT), began with Reception Day on June 27. More than 1,200 students reported to West Point to join the West Point Class of 2026. During R-Day, the cadet candidates begin the process of becoming part of the cadet cadre and future U.S. Army officers. They undergo administrative processing, are fitted with their initial issue of military clothing, receive haircuts, medical and physical evaluations, and begin their first lessons in marching, military courtesy and discipline. WPAOG and the 50-Year Affiliate Class of 1976 were present throughout the day to welcome the new cadets and their families into the West Point family.

WPAOG Pre R-Day Ice Cream Social
6/27/2022

WPAOG Pre R-Day Ice Cream SocialWPAOG welcomed new West Point families at the Pre R-Day Ice Cream Social! The Class of 2026 parents and guardians enjoyed some ice cream on a hot summer day at WPAOG’s Annual Pre R-Day Ice Cream Social on June 26. Over 1,700 families pre-registered with WPAOG to take part in the event at Herbert Alumni Center. At the event, parents met with staff members from WPAOG and learned about the resources available for parents. The 50-Year-Affiliation Class of 1976 sponsored the Pre R-Day Ice Cream Social. Photos. WPAOG Parent Portal info. R-Day Class of 2026 stats. 50-Year-Affiliation Program info. R-Day Oath Ceremony.

Football Introduces Class of 2026
6/27/2022

Football Introduces Class of 2026Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken has welcomed the Class of 2026 to the program on Reception Day at West Point. “We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of leaders into the Army Football Brotherhood,” said Monken. “The Class of 2026 will contribute to our program’s success this fall and in the seasons to come. This is a talented group of athletes who are outstanding students and young leaders that are committed to serving our nation as Army officers. Our staff did an exceptional job recruiting young men of high character from across the nation.” The Black Knights bring in 68 newcomers from 27 states to the squad with 13 coming from Georgia to lead the way. Read more.

Youngest Sapper Grad Headed to West Point
6/24/2022

Youngest Sapper Grad Headed to West PointCongratulations to Cadet Candidate William Farkas! PFC Farkas, 17, with the 119th Engineer Company, 1092nd Engineer Battalion, of the WV National Guard, has become the youngest recipient of the distinguished Sapper Tab after graduating with honors from the U.S. Army’s Sapper Leader Course on June 10. Farkas’s time as an enlisted member of the Guard will be short as he has accepted an appointment to West Point - The U.S. Military Academy as a member of the Class of 2026. Read more.

CDT Fink ’25 Qualifies for World Junior Championships
6/24/2022

CDT Emily Fink ’25 captured the hammer throw at the 2022 USATF U20 Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field. Her 59.94m toss on her third attempt moved her into first place where she will represent Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Cali Colombia from August 2-7. Fink’s outstanding freshman season has seen her break Academy, facility, academy, and conference records. She was named Patriot League Outdoor Women’s Rookie of the Meet and named to the First-Team All-Patriot League. Read more.

11 Named to Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team
6/23/2022

11 Named to Atlantic Hockey All-Academic TeamArmy West Point hockey placed 11 Black Knights to the 2021-22 Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) All-Academic Team. The Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team honors those student-athletes who posted a GPA of 3.0 or above for both semesters of the 2021-22 academic year. Read more.

CDT Johnson ’23 USACE AIAD
6/23/2022

CDT Johnson ’23 USACE AIADCadet Andrew Johnson ’23 spent three weeks with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District on Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD). During his time with USACE CDT Johnson shadowed project engineers on various projects including levee maintenance, dam maintenance, and construction of an outpatient clinic. Opportunities like these are made possible by donors supporting the Margin of Excellence.

Eight Cadets Named to Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Teams
6/21/2022

Eight Cadets Named to Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent TeamsEight Black Knights have been selected to the 2022 Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Teams. Cadets Andre Carter II ’24, Jordyn Law ’24, Jabari Moore ’24, Marquel Broughton ’23, and Tyrell Robinson ’24 were named to the first team. Cadets Connor Bishop ’23, Kwabena Bonsu ’23 and Ryan Aguilar ’24 made the second team. Read more.

CDT Schaertl ’24 Turner Construction AIAD
6/21/2022

CDT Schaertl ’24Cadet McKenzie Schaertl ’24 spent three weeks on an Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) trip with Turner Construction Company in San Diego, CA, learning about project management, quality control, and safety on the construction site for the IQHQ Research and Development District. CDT Schaertl learned about concrete testing for compressive strength and how it related to her studies in MC364, Mechanics, and Materials. Opportunities like these are made possible by donors supporting the Margin of Excellence.

CDT Carter ’24 Selected to Phil Steele Preseason All-American Team
6/21/2022

CDT Carter ’24 Selected to Phil Steele Preseason All-American TeamCDT Andre Carter II ’24 was named to the Phil Steele 2022 Preseason All-American Team. The Missouri City, Texas native was tabbed to the Defensive All-American Third Team. Carter became the first Black Knight to be named an AP All-American (Third Team) since 1990 after a breakout 2021 campaign. He set the program single-season sack record with 15.5 which were second in the nation; he added 44 total tackles, 18.5 tackles-for-loss, forced four fumbles, blocked one kick, and tallied one interception in 13 games played. Read more.

Army-Navy Football Five Cities over the Next Five Years
6/16/2022

The Army-Navy Football Game presented by USAA, “America's Game,” will be played in five cities over the next five years. Boston / Foxborough on December 9, 2023; Washington, DC / Landover, MD on December 14, 2024; Baltimore on December 13, 2025; New York City / East Rutherford, NJ on December 12, 2026; and Philadelphia on December 11, 2027. Read more.

Cadets Ruta ’24, Early ’24 Receive Baseball All-Region Honors
6/16/2022

Cadets Ruta ’24, Early ’24 Receive Baseball All-Region HonorsThird baseman CDT Sam Ruta 24 and starting pitcher CDT Connelly Early 24 received all-region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings. Ruta, a First Team All-Patriot League honoree, recently named to the Hattiesburg Regional All-Tournament Team, landed on the Northeast All-Region First Team, while Early, the Patriot League Pitcher of the Year, collected Second Team accolades. Read more.

USMA ’25 CFT Water Confidence Course
6/14/2022

USMA ’25 CFT Water Confidence CourseUSMA Class of 2025 participated in the Water Confidence Course at Camp Buckner during Cadet Field Training. The purpose of the obstacle is to build confidence and overcome the fear of heights and water as each cadet attempts the course, which is comprised of two phases—the slide for life and the beam walk-rope drop.

Photo by Christopher Hennen

Congratulations 2022 June Graduates!
6/13/2022

Congratulations 2022 June Graduates!Please welcome the newest members of the Long Gray Line! On June 10, these four cadets graduated from West Point:
Brooke Anderson Allen
Tomas Emilio Lujan
Shelby Hannah Rotchford
Matthew Levi Schirmer
LTC (R) E. Duston Saunders of the 50-Year affiliate Class of 1972 handed each graduate a set of commemorative second lieutenant bars engraved with “72-22.” (Tomas Emilio Lujan was unable to attend the ceremony.) Hats off to the June graduates of the Class of 2022!

CDT Williams ’23 Men’s Rugby Wins Rudy Scholz Award
6/13/2022

CDT Williams ’23 Men’s Rugby Wins Rudy Scholz AwardCadet Larry Williams ’23 received the Rudy Scholz Award in Seattle, Washington. Williams, playing at the tighthead prop position, has won the award as the best men’s collegiate rugby player in the country.

Cadet Field Training Mortars and Artillery
6/13/2022

Cadet Field Training Mortars and ArtilleryWatch this video as West Point cadets learn how to call for, adjust, and fire mortars and artillery to hone their skills and ability to bring accurate and timely fires on enemy targets.

Washington D.C. Advanced Individual Academic Development
6/10/2022

Washington D.C. Advanced Individual Academic DevelopmentDr. Eils and a group of cadets finished up their Writing Today Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) trip to Washington, D.C. During their two-week trip, cadets researched cutting-edge ideas about writing in seminars with faculty from elite peer institutions, including Johns Hopkins and the Naval Academy. They also discussed writing in a range of contexts with journalists from NPR and the Washington Post; with Smithsonian Museum and Folger Shakespeare Library curators; with Congressional representatives and aides; and with former analysts and speechwriters in the White House and Pentagon. Opportunities like these are made possible by donors supporting the Margin of Excellence.

47 Black Knights Earn Inductions into Chi Alpha Sigma
6/8/2022

47 Black Knights Earn Inductions into Chi Alpha SigmaForty-seven cadet-athletes from 19 varsity sports earned inductions into the Chi Alpha Sigma, the national honor society for athletes. Chi Alpha Sigma is the first national scholar-athlete society to honor those collegiate student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition. It recognizes college student-athletes who receive a varsity letter in their sport, achieve junior academic standing or higher after their fifth full time semester, and earn a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average. Read more.

West Point Unveils New Historical Marker
6/7/2022

West Point Unveils New Historical MarkerMr. Jérémie Robert, consul general of France in New York, helped unveil a new historical marker at the West Point Visitor’s Center, commemorating MG Lafayette’s 1824 and 1825 visits to West Point. Lafayette is considered a hero of the American Revolution. COL Bryan Gibby ’93 led the ceremony and his history department colleague, Professor Rob McDonald, provided details of festivities to welcome Lafayette whose visits were part of a tour of all 24 U.S. states. Mrs. Denise VanBuren and Mrs. Patrice Birner, president general and NY state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, respectively, placed a wreath by the marker, which is the 73rd of a projected 150 that will dot the eastern half of the U.S. in advance of the bicentennial of Lafayette’s tour. The markers result from the efforts of Mr. Julien Icher, founder and president of The Lafayette Trail project, who also spoke at the event.

Photo: Chris Hennen/USMA PAO-VI

Cadets Return from AIAD in Italy
6/7/2022

Cadets Return from AIAD in ItalyCadets recently returned from a successful Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) trip to Europe, focused on Culture, Narrative, and Civil-Military Operations. During this trip the Cadets learned about civil affairs through immersion in a Civil-Military Cooperation Course (CIMIC) with the host-country, Italy. Cadets further strengthened military relationships with NATO, explored the complex socio-historical landscape of Italy and participated in actual civil-military operations training. Opportunities like these are made possible by donors supporting the Margin of Excellence.

Cadet Summer Training Underway
6/7/2022

Cadets learn about leadership, followership, and the warrior ethos throughout the summer. Every class is immersed in their respective rigorous summer training beginning with Cadet Basic Training (CBT), Cadet Field Training (CFT), Cadet Leader Development Training (CLDT), Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT), and a myriad of other training opportunities like Air Assault, Airborne, and Sapper Schools. Story.

Cadets & Faculty Published in “Army Chemical Review”
6/7/2022

Cadets & Faculty Published in “Army Chemical Review”Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Riegner, Dr. Tessy Ritchie, MAJ Daniel DeNeve, 2LT Mackenzie Curtin ’22, Cadets Alma Cooper ’23, Dalton Ennis ’23, Dylan Golden ’23, Caleb Johnson ’24, and collaborator, Dr. Vincent Schnee, on their recent publication in Army Chemical Review titled “Every Soldier is a Sensor: Explosive-Vapor Detection on the Battlefield”! In the publication, the authors shared their research on the application of quantum dots as chemical sensors for the detection of explosive compounds.

2LT Gibson ’22, 2LT Young ’22 Secure Spots at The NCAA Track & Field Championships
6/7/2022

 2LT Gibson ’22, 2LT Young ’22 Secure Spots at The NCAA Track & Field Championships Jamir Gibson (discus throw) and Justin Young (400m hurdles) both qualified for the 2022 NCAA Championships in their respective events on the final day of the men's portion of the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries. They will head to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the NCAA Championships. Young will run on June 8 and Gibson will compete in the discus on June 9. Read more.

Baseball Earns Spot in Hattiesburg Regional
6/1/2022

Baseball Earns Spot in Hattiesburg RegionalThe Army West Point Baseball Team heard its name in the NCAA selection show as the 2022 Patriot League Champions were selected as the fourth seed in the Hattiesburg Regional. The Black Knights won their fourth-straight conference crown and secured the league’s automatic bid. The Hattiesburg Regional marks the 10th NCAA postseason appearance in program history. Regional play for Army Baseball (31-23) will begin on Friday, June 3 against No. 1 Southern Mississippi at 2 p.m. EST. Read more.

Baseball Claims Fourth-Straight Patriot League Title
5/27/2022

Behind a season-high 21 hits, the top-seeded Army West Point Baseball Team powered its way past No. 2 Bucknell, 12-2, to claim its fourth-straight Patriot League Championship in game three at Johnson Stadium. The title is the 11th in program history for the Black Knights (31-22), who are the first team in conference history to win four-consecutive crowns. Additionally, the Class of 2022 secured its 100th win in the Black & Gold. CDT Sam Ruta ’24 was named Tournament MVP. Read more.

 

Cadet Summer Research Lab AIAD
5/27/2022

Military History majors Cadets Raven Skousen ’25 and Kai Paxton ’25 are using the chronicles of Orderic Vitalis to build a database of Anglo-Norman sieges, for an Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) Summer Research Lab sponsored by the Department of History’s Digital History Center. Pictured here the cadets are explaining the structure of the database to Professor Sorin Matei, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education at Purdue University. Opportunities like these are made possible by donors supporting the Margin of Excellence.

Football Home Game Times Announced
5/27/2022

Football Home Game Times AnnouncedCBS Sports Network has released the game times for the six home Army Football games for the 2022 season. The kickoff time for all six home games will be at 12 p.m. In July 2021, CBS Sports and Army agreed to a multi-year extension to continue their partnership through the 2028 season, keeping CBS Sports Network as the television source for Black Knights home football games. The 2022 home slate kicks off on Saturday, September 10 against UTSA. Read more.

2LT Young ’22 Advances To 400m Hurdles Final
5/26/2022

2LT Young ’22 Advances To 400m Hurdles Final2LT Justin Young ’22 put in two strong races, including advancing to the 400-meter hurdles final, on the first day of the NCAA East Regionals. The top 12 in the final of each event qualifies for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Read more.

Congratulations 2022 Medical School Cohort
5/26/2022

Congratulations 2022 Medical School Cohort

Thirteen newly commissioned officers and members of the Class of 2022 will study at medical schools across the country and then serve as medical doctors for the Army. 2LT Alyssa Chellaraj ’22 said that “attending medical school as a commissioned officer means that I will have the opportunity to not only become a physician but that I will also be able to be a leader in military medicine with the goal of caring for and treating our service members and their families.”

Photo: R. Sanjuán/USMA

Game Times Announced for Football Air Force, Navy Games
5/26/2022

Game Times Announced for Football Air Force, Navy GamesCBS Sports has announced the game times for the Air Force and Navy football games. The Lockheed Martin Commanders' Classic presented by USAA against Air Force at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, November 5 will start at 11:30 am ET. The 123rd edition of America’s Game, presented by USAA, versus Navy on December 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. will kick off at 3 pm ET. Read more.

Congratulations Class of 2022
5/24/2022

The members of USMA Class of 2022 are now West Point’s newest Old Grads and members of the Long Gray Line. They are also the U.S. Army’s newest second lieutenants. Four members from the 50-Year Affiliate Class of 1972, COL (R) John H. Northrop, Mr. Robert J. Curran, COL (R) Joseph W. Adamczyk, and LTG (R) Gary D. Speer, gripped hands with the graduates and gave them their second lieutenant bars, symbolizing the everlasting connection between these two classes. Check out highlights from this weekend as we celebrate this milestone. Watch video. See photos.

CDT Dubrule ’23 Selected as Semifinalist for Brooks Wallace Award
5/24/2022

CDT Dubrule ’23 Selected as Semifinalist for Brooks Wallace AwardArmy West Point Baseball’s CDT Kevin Dubrule ’23 was one of 30 shortstops to be named a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award. The award, as sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation’s top shortstop and is annually presented by the College Baseball Foundation. The honor is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who died of leukemia at the age of 27. Read more.

Cadets Dolehide ’22, Nichtern ’22 Receive Prestigious AAA Award
5/20/2022

Cadets Dolehide ’22, Nichtern ’22 Receive Prestigious AAA AwardArmy West Point Women’s Tennis standout CDT Stephanie Dolehide and Men’s Lacrosse record-setter CDT Brendan Nichtern were the recipients of the Army Athletic Association (AAA) Award at the 2022 Awards Convocation and Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence and Achievement and Distinguished Cadet Awards Ceremony on May 19. The AAA trophy is awarded annually to the male and female cadet-athletes who display the “most valuable service to intercollegiate athletics during a career as a cadet.” This year marks the 118th anniversary of the AAA Award, which was first presented to football’s Horatio Hackett in 1904. Read more.

Randy Rowley Promoted To Men’s Tennis Head Coach
5/20/2022

Randy Rowley Promoted To Men’s Tennis Head CoachArmy West Point Athletics has announced the promotion of Randy Rowley to Head Men’s Tennis Coach. “Randy has been instrumental to the success of our men’s tennis program for the last 12 years,” said Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie. “We are ecstatic to elevate him to head coach as he continues to be a great leader for our Cadet-Athletes.” Rowley completed his 12th season with the program at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. Read more.

A Letter to My Younger Self, CDT Tovkach ’22
5/20/2022

A Letter to My Younger Self, CDT Tovkach ’22You cried as you walked off the track at your last state meet, feeling like you may never reach this level of fulfillment and peak performance amidst the challenges of life you imagined after high school. But what if I told you there is so much more? Read more.

West Point Takes First in Pentagon Research Competition
5/19/2022

West Point Takes First in Pentagon Research CompetitionThe Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center (NSERC) sponsored a research competition at the Pentagon, with teams from USMA, USNA and USAFA. The Soldier Mounted Advanced Radiation Tracking (SMART) Detector capstone team won first place, defeating teams from the other service academies. The SMART Detector capstone team consists of Cadets Vincent Gasparri ’22, Valentina Vincent ’22, and Enrique Gonzalez ’22. The research collaboration seeks to re-package a room-sized high energy physics experiment into a rugged, backpack-portable device capable of pinpointing the location of Weapons Grade Plutonium on a single walk past.

Cadets Earn National GEM Consortium Fellowships
5/19/2022

Cadets Earn National GEM Consortium Fellowships

Founded in 1976, the National GEM Consortium works to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital in engineering and science. Congratulations to these Class of 2022 Cadets: Dorian Bailey, Aaron Duhart, Jamir Gibson, Jada Lester, Daniela Mendoza, Ian Morris, David Nkansah, Isaiah Queen, Arik Smith and Kemonte Yow. “Being a recipient of the GEM fellowship is a special opportunity to pursue higher education and gain experience in a technical field. As a member of the GEM community, I am motivated to contribute to the field and further my knowledge in an effort to prepare for a lifetime of service.” - CDT Aaron Duhart

A Letter to My Younger Self, CDT LoRicco ’22
5/19/2022

Letter to 18-year-old Anthony LoRicco, the next 47 months will push you to become a better version of yourself athletically, academically, and socially. Uncle John told you that you would find some of your lifelong friends within your first day of being at the academy and that could not be any truer. Read more.

CDT Tovkach ’22 Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award
5/18/2022

CDT Tovkach ’22 Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year AwardCDT Anna Tovkach ’22 has been named the Patriot League Outdoor Women’s Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. The Black Knights have received the award for four consecutive seasons; Lynne Mooradian (2018-19) and Tovkach (2021-22). Tovkach will leave West Point as the most dominant and decorated middle-distance runner in the history of the women's track and field program. She holds seven Army program records. Read more.

CDT Hogan ’22 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
5/18/2022

CDT Hogan ’22 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the YearCDT Ryan Hogan ’22 has been named the 2022 Patriot League Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hogan is the ninth Black Knight and first since 2017 to win the award. He has made the Dean’s List each semester at West Point. A team captain, he is now a two-time Academic All-Patriot League honoree. Read more.

Cadet Produced Short Films
5/17/2022

Cadet Produced Short FilmsDuring this semester, the EN362, Film and Film Theory, class led by Professor Elizabeth Samet, worked in small groups to produce short films for Project’s Day. Watch “A Game of Chess,” adapted from T.S. Eliot’s work within “The Waste Land.”

Cadets Earn Carnegie Mellon-West Point Scholarships
5/16/2022

Class of 2022 Cadets Lauren Harpole, Seth Bolden, Joshua Williams, and Sarah Rutherford earned Carnegie Mellon-West Point Scholarships. They will attend Carnegie Mellon University in the fall to work on a master’s degree in international relations and politics, or information technology strategy, from the Carnegie Mellon University Institute for Politics and Strategy, one of the top universities in the country.

2022 Cadets Letter to Younger Self
5/16/2022

2022 Cadets Letter to Younger SelfTomorrow, you start your journey at West Point. It’s a sweltering 95 degrees outside, and the power just went out. Your phone is about to die. Some friends will not get a final text before you drop off the net for six weeks. Slow down. They will still be there on the other side. Cherish your family with you and enjoy those final few moments. Read more.

Men’s Track and Field Wins IC4A Championships
5/16/2022

Men’s Track and Field Wins IC4A ChampionshipsThe Army West Point Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Team captured the 145th IC4A Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in 18 years. The title is the program's second (2004). Read more.

Baseball Secures Championship Spot, Sweeps No. 4 Holy Cross
5/16/2022

Baseball Secures Championship Spot, Sweeps No. 4 Holy CrossThe top-seeded Army West Point Baseball Team is on track to claim its fourth-straight Patriot League Championship after defeating No. 4 Holy Cross in a semifinal doubleheader at Johnson Stadium. The Black Knights (29-21) downed the Crusaders (17-37) by a score of 9-3 before outslugging their visitors in a 14-2 second game. Read more.

Cadets Broughton ’23, Bishop ’23 Named Football Team Captains
5/13/2022

Cadets Broughton ’23, Bishop ’23 Named Football Team CaptainsThe Army West Point Football Team and Head Coach Jeff Monken have announced their team captains for the 2022 season. Rising firstie Cadets Marquel Broughton and Connor Bishop will be leading the Black Knights in the fall. Both have been a part of two bowl appearances, a bowl victory, and a Commander in Chief’s Trophy championship during their time in the Black and Gold. Broughton returns as a team captain for his firstie season, appearing in 34 games in his three seasons and has a total of 156 tackles and has a pair of interceptions in his last two years. Bishop has been an anchor on the offensive line as the starting center over the last two years. Read more.

CDT Nichtern ’22 Named Tewaaraton Trophy Award Finalist
5/13/2022

CDT Nichtern ’22 Named Tewaaraton Trophy Award FinalistBrendan Nichtern ’22 has been announced as one of the five finalists for the 2022 Tewaaraton Award. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top man and woman college lacrosse player in the United States. The five men’s and five women’s finalists will be invited to Washington, DC for the annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 2. Read more.

CDT Macias ’22 Lands on All-Academic Team
5/13/2022

CDT Macias ’22 Lands on All-Academic TeamArmy West Point Baseball was featured on the Patriot League All-Academic Team, which was released as outfielder CDT Carter Macias ’22 received a selection. Macias was one of 12 players to earn a spot on the squad, becoming the ninth Black Knight to achieve the feat since 2018. This is the first postseason accolade for the firstie, who is a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll student. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Places Three on All-Patriot League Teams
5/13/2022

Men’s Tennis Places Three on All-Patriot League TeamsThe Army West Point Men’s Tennis Team had three Black Knights named to All-Patriot League teams. Cadets Diego Huttepain ’22 and A.J. Woodman ’23 were tabbed to the All-Patriot League First Team, while CDT Samuel Eden ’23 was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team. Huttepain, Army’s No. 1 singles player, won 10 singles matches in the spring which was tied for the team lead. In doubles, Huttepain collected 16 wins in doubles to share team-high honors with A.J. Woodman. Read more.

16th Annual Coach K Awards Ceremony
5/12/2022

In a Corps-wide Mess Hall ceremony on May 5, Mike Krzyzewski ’69 discussed the imperative of teams having the moral and ethical values to win. After his speech, three cadets and three staff members received the Award for Excellence in Teaching Character Through Sport (commonly referred to as the “Coach K Awards”) for performing at the highest standard and demonstrating noble character in their respective sports. Read more.

CDT Vincent ’22 Tabbed Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year
5/12/2022

CDT Vincent ’22 Tabbed Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the YearCDT Caroline Vincent ’22, a captain for the Army West Point Women’s Tennis team, was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Patriot League. She is the eighth Army Women’s Tennis player to collect the award and the first since the 2019 season. A First Team All-Patriot League selection, she owns a 4.06 cumulative GPA in engineering management with a focus in software fundamentals. Read more.

CDT Early ’24 & Coach Foster Headline Postseason Awards
5/12/2022

CDT Early ’24 & Coach Foster Headline Postseason AwardsThe Army West Point Baseball Team was well-represented in the Patriot League’s postseason honors announcement, as southpaw CDT Connelly Early ’24 was named Pitcher of the Year and Head Coach Jim Foster earned Gene Depew Coach of the Year accolades. In addition to the major awards, the Black Knights placed nine players onto All-League Teams. Read more.

Four from Softball Earn All-Patriot League Honors
5/11/2022

Four from Softball Earn All-Patriot League HonorsFour members of Army West Point Softball claimed a spot on the 2022 Softball All-Patriot League Teams. Cadets Maddie Wilkes ’23 and Kayla Edwards ’24 headlined with first team honors, while cadets Jolie Duong ’22 and Leila Hurst ’23 earned a spot on second team. Wilkes earned the catcher position on the All-League First team after a strong junior campaign. Read more.

Patriot League Awards CDT Berg ’24 with Player of the Week Nod
5/11/2022

Army Baseball’s second baseman CDT Derek Berg ’24 was named Patriot League Player of the Week. The award is the first of the yearling’s career and the fourth this year for the Black Knights, as Cadets Kevin Dubrule ’23, Ross Friedrick ’23 and Sam Ruta ’24 have all been tabbed. Berg is coming off a six-game stretch that saw him bat .400 with two doubles, one triple and a team-best nine RBI’s. He helped the Black Knights go 5-1 while closing out the regular season with an 18-7 record in Patriot League play, marking the team’s most conference wins since 2018. Read more.

CDT Tovkach ’22 Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar
5/10/2022

CDT Tovkach ’22 Named Knight-Hennessy ScholarCongratulations to Cadet Anna Tovkach, Class of 2022, who was selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, allowing for continued graduate study at Stanford University following graduation and commissioning on May 21. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world, and is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Read more.

CDT Tolston ’22 Selected as April Scholar-Athlete
5/10/2022

CDT Tolston ’22 Selected as April Scholar-AthleteThe Army West Point Athletics Association’s Academic Support team has selected its scholar-athlete for April, honoring the Rabble Rousers’ CDT Mirriam Tolston ’22. Tolston serves as one of the three-team captains for the Army Rabble Rousers. They recently completed a successful outing at the National Cheerleaders Association College Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL. She also serves as the Cadet Command Sergeant Major for the second regiment and maintains a 3.22 cumulative GPA as an operations research major and turned in a term GPA of 3.33 during the fall semester. Read more.

Cadets Graduate Army Space Cadre Basic Course
5/10/2022

Cadets Graduate Army Space Cadre Basic CourseCongratulations to the Army’s newest Army Space Cadre Basic Course (ASCBC) Graduates. West Point ensures that cadets gain situational awareness of the importance of space operations to push the Army toward this emerging domain. The course provided essential tools for understanding fundamental aspects of space, the Army’s current and future role in it, and the space-based capabilities for allies and adversaries. The subjects varied from the basics of orbital mechanics to tactics, techniques, and procedures for operating within a congested and contested space environment.

Baseball Sweeps Lafayette in Regular Season Finale
5/10/2022

The Army West Point baseball team closed out the regular season with a pair of wins over Lafayette on Sunday afternoon, as the Black Knights downed their hosts 8-6 before finishing the day with a 14-12 triumph. Army (27-21, 18-8 PL) had already locked up the top seed in the Patriot League Tournament heading into the doubleheader, while the Leopards (15-35, 10-15 PL) were narrowly eked out by Holy Cross for the final spot in the postseason field. Read more.

Cadets Participate in ANZAC Day Ceremonies 
5/10/2022

Cadets Participate in ANZAC Day Ceremonies Cadets participated in a dawn ANZAC Day remembrance ceremony hosted by the Australian Consulate-General at the New York Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial followed by a remembrance service at Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York City. At the church service, CDT Luke Hester ’23 served as a Bagpiper, and cadets Steven Butts ’22, Nicholas Dennis ’22, Jacob Foster ’23, William Hogan ’22, Nicholas Kramer ’23, Andrew Thennes ’25, Devin Valverde ’25, and Darian York ’22 served as the Color Guard. ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War and serves as a Remembrance Day for all Australian and New Zealand servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country.

Track & Field Places Second at Championships
5/10/2022

Track & Field Places Second at Championships Army West Point Outdoor Track and Field finished second at the 2022 Patriot League Outdoor Championships. The women recorded their second most points in 24 years. CDT Emily Fink ’25 was named the rookie of the meet after another standout meet. Fink set the facility and conference meet record on her way to winning the hammer throw with a personal record toss of 63.60m. CDT Jamir Gibson ’22 won the shot put (17.52m) and the discus throw (54.64m). winning 24 points in three events for the Black Knights named the Patriot League Field Athlete of the Meet. Read more about women’s team. Read more about men’s team.

Twelve from Men’s Rugby Earn Rugby East Accolades
5/10/2022

Twelve from Men’s Rugby Earn Rugby East AccoladesTwelve members of Army West Point Men’s Rugby have earned 2021-22 Rugby East All-Conference awards. Army led all teams in the awards by claiming 12 of the 33 spots on the three all-conference teams. Leading the way for the Black Knights was the 2021-22 Rudy Scholz Award winner, CDT Larry Williams Jr. ’23, on first team. Read more.

West Point Hosts Prof. Wilson for the Zengerle Lecture
5/10/2022

West Point Hosts Prof. Wilson for the Zengerle LectureWest Point welcomed Professor Emily Wilson to deliver the annual Zengerle Family Lecture to the Corps of Cadets. Professor Wilson discussed her translations of “The Odyssey” and “The Iliad,” highlighting how the virtues and vices of war are communicated through language in the classic Greek myths. While the poems may be thousands of years old, Professor Wilson helped the Corps understand how relevant and influential classic texts are today.

Peck Named Coach of the Year
5/10/2022

Peck Named Coach of the YearWomen’s Tennis Head Coach Paul Peck highlighted the postseason honors for the Army West Point Women’s Tennis Team, as he was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for the 17th time in his career. Peck was one of four Black Knights to be featured among the awards, as the duo of cadets Stephanie Dolehide ’22 and Caroline Vincent ’22 garnered First Team All-Patriot League accolades and CDT Cooper Jackson ’25 landed a spot on the Second Team. Read more.

Softball Sweeps Colgate in Doubleheader
5/10/2022

Softball Sweeps Colgate in DoubleheaderArmy West Point Softball secured its spot in the 2022 Patriot League Tournament after sweeping Colgate in a doubleheader. The Black Knights won game one 2-1 over the Raiders, then held off Colgate in a 12-8 victory. The Black Knights’ bats were hot from the start. The game opened with a leadoff single from CDT Jolie Duong ’22. CDT Maddie Wilkes ’23 fired off a two-out single to get runners on the corners for Army. Read more.

Baseball Outlasts Manhattan
5/5/2022

Baseball Outlasts ManhattanThe Army West Point baseball team used a trio of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to overtake Manhattan for an 8-5 win at Johnson Stadium. CDT Derek Berg ’24 plated the go-ahead runs with a single that drove in both cadets Ross Friedrick ’23 and Nick Manesis ’22 before CDT Braden Golinski’s ’24 RBI groundout lifted the Black Knights (24-20, 15-6 PL) to their final margin of victory. Read more.

Cadets Design & Build Trail Bridge in Harriman State Park
5/5/2022

Cadets Design & Build Trail Bridge in Harriman State Park

Cadets designed a 30-foot-long, 7-foot-wide ’Thru-Truss’ pedestrian bridge in Harriman State Park. This bridge will be the fifth such effort to provide real-world experience to engineering cadets. Each West Point bridge has a distinct style that reflects the needs of the setting and the design preferences of each class. Read more.

CDT Nichtern ’22 Named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year
5/5/2022

CDT Nichtern ’22 Named Patriot League Offensive Player of the YearFirstie CDT Brendan Nichtern ’22 has been selected as the 2022 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. Nichtern becomes the second Black Knight to win the award twice and the fifth Patriot League student-athlete to win the award in consecutive seasons. Nichtern entered the 2022 season as the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year after leading Army in goals (26), assists (31), and points (57) while ranking first in the conference in assists and points per game. He was named a preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse, USA Lacrosse Magazine, and USILA. Read more.

Women’s Lacrosse Places Five on Patriot All-League Teams
5/5/2022

Women’s Lacrosse Places Five on Patriot All-League TeamsAfter one of the best regular seasons in the program’s brief history, the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team landed five Black Knights on Patriot All-League teams. Attacker CDT Julia Gorajek ’24 and midfielder CDT Jolie Riedell ’23 were named to the first team. Attacker CDT Carleigh Armstrong ’24, attacker CDT Kathleen Sullivan ’23, and defender CDT Ceara Sweeney ’22 were selected to the second team. The five all-league selections are tied with the 2019 team for the most. Read more.

Five Named to Men’s Lacrosse All-Patriot League Teams
5/5/2022

Five Named to Men’s Lacrosse All-Patriot League TeamsThe Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse program had five members named to All-Patriot League teams. Attackman CDT Brendan Nichtern ’22 and midfielder CDT Bobby Abshire ’22 earned first-team honors, while midfielder CDT Jacob Morin ’23, defenseman CDT AJ Pilate ’25, and short-stick defensive midfielder CDT James Pryor ’22 were second-team selections. Read more.

Special Olympics at West Point
5/4/2022

Special Olympics at West PointIt was a beautiful day for the more than 300 athletes participating in the 2022 Hudson Valley Regional Special Olympics at West Point on May 1. More than 100 cadets and community members volunteered as sponsors and escorts, while corps squad and competitive club cadet teams cheered on the athletes at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School.

Women’s Tennis Set to Face Princeton in First Round of NCAA Tournament
5/4/2022

Women’s Tennis Set to Face Princeton in First Round of NCAA TournamentThe Army West Point Women’s Tennis Team will face off against Princeton in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The Black Knights (25-9, 5-2 PL) and the Tigers will play at 10am May 7 on the campus of No. 5 Virginia. On the other side of the regional bracket, the Cavaliers will take on Youngstown State. Army will be making its 16th appearance in the NCAA Championship and first since a 2019 trip to No. 10 Washington. Read more.

CDT Gibson ’22 Named Patriot League Field Athlete of The Week
5/4/2022

CDT Gibson ’22 Named Patriot League Field Athlete of The WeekCDT Jamir Gibson '22 has been selected for the third consecutive week as the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Gibson, the lone competitor representing the Black Knights at the Penn Relays, finished third in the discus throw after his last heave landed 59.04 meters. The toss set a program and service academy record while ranking first in the league and 15th in the nation. Gibson holds the service academy record in the indoor shot, indoor weight, and the discus. Read more.

CDT Gresham ’24 Collects Patriot League Pitcher of the Week Accolades
5/4/2022

CDT Gresham ’24 Collects Patriot League Pitcher of the Week AccoladesArmy West Point Baseball’s CDT Tanner Gresham ’24 was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week. The sophomore earned two saves in a pair of scoreless appearances against Bucknell to help the Black Knights claim the Patriot League regular-season title. In his first outing, he struck out one batter to help the Cadets secure a 3-1 victory over the Bison in the opening game and finished the weekend by closing out the team’s 6-5 win. Read more.

Baseball Rolls Past LIU in Midweek Clash
5/4/2022

Baseball Rolls Past LIU in Midweek ClashThe Army West Point Baseball Team downed LIU by a score of 7-2 at Johnson Stadium to earn its 10th home win of the season. Army (23-20, 15-6 PL) put up six unanswered runs in its defeat of the Sharks while tallying double-digit hits (11) for the 19th time this year. CDT Derek Berg ’24 led the team at the plate, hitting at a 2-for-4 clip to go along with three RBI and a pair of runs scored. CDT Ross Friedrick ’23 also had an impressive stat line, as he went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Read more.

Men’s Rugby Wins National Championship
5/3/2022

Men’s Rugby Wins National Championship

Army West Point Men’s Rugby was crowned the D1A Men's Rugby National Champions after powering past Saint Mary’s 20-8 at Aveva Stadium, for the first time in program history. The last time a service academy won the D1A National Championship was in 2003, when Air Force won. Army took control of the game from the opening minutes. Nelligan was named the MVP of the game and Army outscored opponents 78-41 in the tournament. Read more.

Cadets Graham ’22 & Schultz ’22 Win the Clark Innovation Award
5/3/2022

The Capstone Team of cadets Heather Graham ’22 and Dominique Schultz ’22 won the coveted Clark Innovation Award. A first-time win for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership-Engineering Psychology Program, the award is for an innovative approach to solving a problem of direct application to the Army. Guided by Dr. Ericka Rovira, and Dr. Rob Thompson and supported by U.S. Army STRICOM, the team discovered training on women casualty training mannequins significantly changes first aid and survivability. The earliest the DOD expects to field woman mannequins is 2027.

Congratulations to Cadets that Presented at Projects Day
5/3/2022

Congratulations to Cadets that Presented at Projects DayCongratulations to the 1000+ cadets who presented their research at Projects Day 2022! Let's take an inside look at our featured projects. This is just a small sample of the impressive work our cadets are doing.

1-Arctic Terrain 3D Modeling 2-Space Engineering & Research Rocket‬ 3-Cyber Defense Solution 4-Machine Learning for Special Operations 5-Autonomous, Adaptable Cargo Delivery 6-Leaders of Character & Fostering Fulfillment 7-GPS vs Aurora

Gold & Black Take 2nd & 3rd at Sandhurst
5/3/2022

Gold & Black Take 2nd & 3rd at SandhurstCongratulations to the U.S. Air Force Academy on winning the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, West Point Gold took 2nd and Black took 3rd. During Sandhurst, 48 teams from West Point, Army ROTC units from across the U.S., all service academies, and 16 international teams came together to compete.

Baseball Captures Regular Season Title
5/3/2022

Baseball Captures Regular Season TitleThe Army West Point Baseball Team came from behind to win a 6-5 ballgame over Bucknell at Johnson Stadium and captured the 2022 Patriot League Regular Season Championship with it. After splitting the doubleheader with the Bison, the Black Knights (22-20, 15-6 P.L.) scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to earn the series win along with the team's first regular-season title since 2018. Read more.

Golf Places 3rd at Patriot League Championship
5/3/2022

Golf Places 3rd at Patriot League ChampionshipThe Army West Point Golf Team wrapped up the Patriot League Championship with a third-place finish at 23-over par at the Steel Club. The Black Knights improved each day and shot 2-over on the final day to move up to third place. CDT John Heckel Jr. ’25 was named the Patriot League’s Rookie of the Year after claiming the top finish among all rookies in the tournament. He was also named to the All-Patriot League Second Team. Read more.

CDT Gibson ’22 Places Third in Discus with Record Throw at Penn Relays
5/3/2022

CDT Gibson ’22 Places Third in Discus with Record Throw at Penn RelaysCadet Jamir Gibson ’22 set the program and service academy record in the discus throw finishing third at the Penn Relays. Gibson added to his historic outdoor season after a record-setting indoor campaign. He has been dominant in both the shot put and discus this spring; he has finished in the top three in all six discus events, including finishing first in the Star Meet. Read more.

Men’s Lacrosse Secures No. 2 Seed
5/3/2022

Men’s Lacrosse Secures No. 2 SeedArmy West Point Men’s Lacrosse secured the No. 2 seed in the 2022 Patriot League Championship by nipping conference-leading No. 15/16 Boston University, 15-14. Army entered the game with the first-place Terriers knowing it could be seeded between second and fifth in the upcoming Patriot League tournament, depending on results throughout the league. Read more.

 

 

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