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Raftery Tabbed to Academic All-League Team
5/6/2021

Raftery Tabbed to Academic All-League TeamMegan Raftery, a firstie midfielder on the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team, was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, the league office announced May 5.

This marks the second time in Raftery's career that she has been named to the academic all-league team, as she also earned the honor in 2019. A mathematical sciences major with a minor in cyber security, she boasts a 3.881 cumulative grade point average. The team captain has five points on the season with four goals and an assist. Of her eight shot attempts this season, four have found the back of the net. She additionally had three groundballs and caused two turnovers. Off the field, Raftery served as her company's academic officer.

The Black Knights are set to take on Lehigh in the Patriot League semifinals at 7pm on Thursday, May 6. The contest will be played at Loyola's Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Manesis, Baseball Take Down Fordham in Extras
5/6/2021

Manesis, Baseball Take Down Fordham in ExtrasIt took 10 innings for a decision to be made, but the Army West Point Baseball Team ultimately picked up an 11-8 victory over Fordham at Houlihan Park on Wednesday evening.

The Black Knights' (22-18) offense was boosted by Nick Manesis, who finished his outing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a team-best four runs scored. Ross Friedrick also chipped in double-digit hits, adding a pair of singles.

Manesis got Army's scoring started in the first inning, cranking out a two-run homer and handing his team the lead. His team-best fifth home run of the year awarded the Black Knights a 2-0 edge.

Following a scoreless opening frame, Fordham responded in the bottom of the second and used an RBI triple and an RBI groundout to even the score. Over the next two innings, the Rams put up an additional two runs to take their first lead of the matchup at 4-2.

The Black Knights answered the push in their half of the sixth after putting up four-consecutive zeros. Both Anthony Giachin and Jeremiah Adams were driven in to tie things up once again at 4-4. The score did not remain knotted up for long, as the Rams' Maeker launched a three-run bomb in the bottom of the frame, putting Fordham back on top, 7-4. Read more.

Football Mini Plan and Group Tickets are Now Available
5/6/2021

Football Mini Plan and Group Tickets are Now AvailableThe Army West Point Ticket Office has announced that football mini plan and group tickets are now available.

Fans can create their own Army West Point Football mini plan by choosing any three home games this season. Mini plans are starting as low as $95 for upper deck/end zone seating.

Army is also offering group tickets, which can be purchased online at GoArmyWestPoint.com/tickets, or by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Groups of 20-49 start at $29, groups of 50-99 start at $27 and groups of 100+ start at $25 for select games.

Hetrick, Manzonelli Awarded Prestigious Fellowships
5/5/2021

Hetrick, Manzonelli Awarded Prestigious FellowshipsArmy wrestlers Ryan Hetrick and Nico Manzonelli have each been named scholarship winners, having accepted fellowships with Lincoln Laboratories. Hetrick will use the opportunity to pursue a M.S. degree from MIT's Technology and Public Policy Program, while Manzonelli will attend Harvard and get his master's degree in data science.

The firsties have each been awarded two-year fellowships with Lincoln Laboratories, which operates out of MIT.

“Ryan and Nico's leadership on the mat and in the classroom has made our program better,” head coach Kevin Ward said. “We are excited for them to represent Army Wrestling as they continue both their academic and military careers.”

The 2020-21 season was one for the books for Army Wrestling, as the team secured its second-consecutive third place finish at the 117th EIWA Conference Tournament. The Black Knights' 119.5 team points boosted them to their second-best team finish in program history. Seven different cadets went on to represent Army at the 2021 NCAA Tournament, marking the third-straight season that the Black Knights sent seven wrestlers to the competition.

Nichtern, Hudgins Lead Army in League Postseason Honors
5/5/2021

Nichtern, Hudgins Lead Army in League Postseason HonorsCows Brendan Nichtern and Marcus Hudgins led the Patriot League men's lacrosse postseason awards as the pair were recipients of two of the major awards given out May 4. Nichtern was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and Hudgins earned Defensive Player of the Year honors as well.

The pair were also joined by Bobby Abshire on the All-Patriot League First Team, while Gunner Philipp, Kyle Beyer and Wyatt Schupler earned second team accolades.

“Marcus and Brendan have been outstanding this season and I am pleased that the Patriot League coaches voted them as the Defensive and Offensive player of the year,” head coach Joe Alberici said. “They are both so deserving of this distinction. Both being tremendous team players, I am certain they see these individual awards as a collaborative effort of all of their teammates. They are both tremendous competitors and the fact that they compete against each other every day in practice has excelled their individual development.”

The four-time 2021 offensive player of the week, Nichtern finished the regular-season averaging 2.30 goals per game, 2.80 assists per game and 5.10 points per game. Nichtern's assists and points per game ranks first in the Patriot League this season. The cow has scored 72 goals and dished 105 assists for 177 points to go with 47 ground balls in his three seasons at Army.

“Brendan has been our go-to player for all three of his remarkable seasons in a Black Knight uniform,” Alberici said. “His continual improvement, unselfish play and leadership has made this season his best thus far. He is intelligent, skilled and has great vision making him a handful for opposing defenses.”

Hudgins wrapped up the regular-season picking up 30 ground balls and nabbing 20 caused turnovers in 10 starts. He averaged 2.00 caused turnovers per game this season to rank tied for 10th nationally, all while guarding the opponent's top offensive threat each week. Hudgins was named defensive player of the week on April 12 after collecting a team-high and season-best six ground balls and two caused turnovers in the 12-7 win over Loyola Maryland. Read more.

Baseball Defeats Sacred Heart, 9-4
5/5/2021

Baseball Defeats Sacred Heart, 9-4The Black Knights defeated visiting Sacred Heart, 9-4 on May 4 at Doubleday Field. The Black Knights (21-18) scored nine runs on eight hits, including. A six-run fifth inning that included a grand slam by Ross Friedrick to push the game out of reach of the Pioneers (18-20).

Starting pitcher Trevor Finan was outstanding in the victory, tossing 6.0 innings of scoreless, two-hit baseball. He struck out five while walking three as he earned his second victory of the year. Friedrick led the way with four RBI on his grand slam, his only hit of the day. Nick Manesis had a two-hit performance with one RBI.

The Black Knights first got on the board in the second inning on a sac fly off the bat from Derek Berg. The Black Knights added two more on in the inning as they took advantage of a throwing error by the Pioneers' second baseman.

The Black Knights then exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to push their lead to 9-0. Anthony Giachin and Nick Manesis each drove in a run on a single before Friedrick's grand slam. Read more.

MP’s Awarded for Voluntary Service
5/5/2021

MP’s Awarded for Voluntary ServiceWe achieve our best together and, at times, it takes the entire West Point community to bring our ideas to life. In April, The SWAT-C Robotics Research Center in the EECS Department, Future Applied Systems Team (FAST), and Office of Naval Research (ONR) hosted the Squad With Autonomous Teammate –Competition (SWAT-C) demos at West Point to demonstrate the Manned Unmanned Team (MUMT) concept through post demonstrations and force on force MUMT exercises. Here, we awarded soldiers from the MP Company for their voluntary service as Opposing Force (OPFOR) for these exercises. A big thank you to the following soldiers for helping to make this event a success: SFC Morgan Wallace, SSG Sean Windfelder, SGT Andrew Woehr, SGT Zachary Mowrer, SPC John Miles, SPC Ariel Reed, SPC Johnathan Buffum, SPC Matthew Breaux, SPC Phillip Pinon.

Simoes, Barnett, Duong Named CEP Athletes of the Month
5/5/2021

Simoes, Barnett, Duong Named CEP Athletes of the MonthTim Simoes, Kinsey Barnett and Jolie Duong were selected as the Corps Squad Athletes of the Month for April.

Baseball - Tim Simoes ’21: CDT Tim Simoes is a near perfect representation of a cadet scholar athlete. He crushes all 4 pillars of excellence standards in: athletics, academics, military and character. Intellectually astute garnering a gawdy 3.5 GPA, athletically gifted with a flare to deliver in clutch situations both in the field and at bat, yet incredibly humble and selfless.

Rabble Rousers - Kinsey Barnett ’23: Kinsey is an Engineering Management major from Charlotte, NC. In the classroom, Barnett has excelled with a 3.75 cumulative GPA. She earned a 4.02 during the fall 2020 semester. Kinsey has earned Dean's List status every semester of her academic career. Barnett ranks 17th in her class physically with a 3.97 GPA. Kinsey has also excelled in the military pillar by earning a cumulative 3.21 GPA.

Softball - Jolie Duong ’22: Cow Jolie Duong of company E-2 is a standout on and off the field for Army softball. She is a systems engineering major with a cumulative GPA of 3.308. She has made the Dean's list in all five of her semesters at the Academy. She was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2019 and 2020. CDT Duong has been a standout performer both as a pitcher and as a hitter this year for the Black Knights. To date this season, she has posted a 7-1 record in the circle, with a 2.61 ERA and 34 strikeouts. Read more.

Three From Women’s Lacrosse Earn First Team All-League Honors
5/4/2021

Three From Women’s Lacrosse Earn First Team All-League HonorsThe Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse Team had three members named to the Patriot League First Team, the league office announced May 3. Firstie attacker Jackie Brattan, cow attacker Caroline Raymond and firstie defender Lauren Bredenburg were all tabbed first team all-league performers.

Army's all-time leader in goals (127) and points (139), Brattan led the team this season with 26 goals over the course of eight games. The Garden City, N.Y., native had five hat tricks. Her top performance came against Lafayette on April 10, when she tied a single-game program record with nine points on eight goals and an assist.

Raymond was second on the team in goals with 21 and third in points with 25. She registered five hat tricks on the season. The Mahopac, N.Y., product was fourth in the league in draw controls per game with an average of 6.50. Raymond's top performance also came in the Lafayette game when she registered a single-game program record with 13 draw controls and tallied five points.

Bredenburg anchored Army's defensive unit which limited opponents to 10.5 goals per game. Over the course of its five-game win streak, Army has limited its opponents to an average of 8.8 goals per game. She was tied for third in the league in caused turnovers with 11. The Hampstead, Md., native led the team with 18 groundballs on the season and ranks third in program history with 92 throughout her career.

The 22nd Annual Projects Day Highlights
5/4/2021

The 22nd Annual Projects Day HighlightsWest Point Academic Departments conducted the 22nd Annual United States Military Academy Projects Day to showcase the intellectual capital of cadets and their important work with faculty and external collaborators while providing an opportunity to strengthen their role in the academic community, to exercise self-reflection to deepen their knowledge base, and to celebrate bold innovation.

Nichtern Earns Fourth Patriot League Weekly Award
5/4/2021

Nichtern Earns Fourth Patriot League Weekly AwardCow attackman Brendan Nichtern was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after tallying eight points against Colgate on April 30.

Nichtern tied a career-high with eight points on a hat trick and five assists in the win over Colgate. The five assists he recorded was a career high. Four of his eight points came in the fourth quarter, including the final goal of the game which came with 21 seconds left to give Army a two-goal lead.

Nichtern leads the Patriot League in points per game at 5.10 and assists per game at 2.80. He has 51 points on the year to lead the conference in total points and first in assists with 28.

The Black Knights earned a bye into the Patriot League Semifinals in the upcoming league tournament and will face the winner of the quarterfinal matchup between Loyola and Navy. The semifinal game is set for Friday evening May 7, with a time to be announced.

GEN Keith Virtual Capstone Conference USMA Winners
5/4/2021

GEN Keith Virtual Capstone Conference USMA WinnersCongratulations to United States Military Academy Track Winners from the General Donald R. Keith Virtual Capstone Conference.

Hollis Award for Best Overall Presentation – “Data Analytics Development from Military Operational Data” by Cadets James Downey, Zachary Ellis, Ethan Nguyen, and Charlotte L Spencer and COL Paul Evangelista, USMA.

General Engineering Track – “Flood Risk Management Project Prioritization and Decision Support” by Cadets Tyler Fleagle, Lukas E Strickler, Samuel Tarry, and Jeffrey Vollenweider and LTC(P) James Schreiner, USMA.

Honors Track – “A System Dynamics Analysis of the Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip” by Cadet Tyler Skidmore and LTC(P) James Schreiner, USMA.
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Applications Track – “USMA SWARM” by Cadets Matthew Blejwas, Nicholas Finke, Bartlomiej Grzybowski, Dennis Kirby, Keegan Leth, Justin Robinson, Karlee Scott, Jackson Thomsen, and Zachary Whitton, USMA.

Project and Engineering Management Track – “Applying Lean Six Sigma: Personnel Reliability Program” by Cadets Mason J Krueger, James Nichols, Greyson M Olep, and Andrei Rosu, and LTC(P) Brandon Thompson, USMA.

Systems Design Track – “Squad with Autonomous Teams” by Cadets Madison Teague, Joshua Campi, and Luke Carpenter and COL Ricardo Morales, USMA.
Systems Design for Defense Applications Track – “Creating an Enlisted Development Strategy for Countries in the USINDOPACOM Area of Responsibility” by Cadets Rahmeel Cook, Kevin Kurth, Brian Patterson, and Lexi West and MAJ Samuel Herbert, USMA.

Softball Earns Weekend Sweep over Bucknell
5/3/2021

Softball Earns Weekend Sweep over BucknellThe Army West Point Softball Team completed its first weekend sweep of the season the afternoon of Sunday May 2 at the Army Softball Complex. Army topped Bucknell 3-1 in the front end of the doubleheader and claimed the second game 3-2.

“We needed to win four games and we won four games,” Army head coach Cheryl Milligan said. “We look like we're meshing more every time we play. Our middle infielders are really tossing the ball to each other. We're starting to peak at the right time.” The Black Knights are now 8-8 in league play. The wins put them ahead of the Bison for the fourth spot in the Patriot League standings with one weekend series remaining. The top four teams advance to the Patriot League tournament which will be played from May 13-15.

In the first game, Jolie Duong retired the first eight batters she faced before allowing a base knock to right center field. Ally Snelling got Army's first hit bunt single to lead off the fourth inning. The Black Knights loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth, after Madi Gilmore led off the inning with a sharp single up the middle and Ellie Caldwell walked in the next at bat. Army, however, was unable to get a run on the board. Read more.

Annual Kosciuszko Wreath Laying Ceremony
5/3/2021

Annual Kosciuszko Wreath Laying CeremonyLast week the United States Military Academy conducted the annual wreath laying memorial ceremony to honor Polish American hero, General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, for his service in the American Revolutionary War. Hundreds of people usually attend the annual celebration that includes full military honors and remarks by dignitaries and foreign diplomats, but to maintain a safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s annual wreath laying was only attended by academy personnel. Dr. John Benjamin, a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and OIC for the West Point Polish Club, Kosciuszko Squadron, presented this year’s wreath. Cadet in Charge, Class of 2022 Cadet Sebastian Karpinski, Polish exchange cadet, Class of 2021 Cadet Bartlomiej Grzybowski and Master Sergeant Marcin Lajdecki also paid tribute to General Kosciuszko.

Baseball Sweeps Sunday Holy Cross Double Header
5/3/2021

Baseball Sweeps Sunday Holy Cross Double HeaderThe Black Knights finished off the series at Holy Cross with a Sunday sweep, winning game three, 6-2 and game four, 8-1 yesterday afternoon. The Black Knights (20-18, 14-8 PL) jumped out to a big 6-0 lead through the third inning of game three. Holy Cross added one in the fourth and one in the fifth but that was all.

Nick Manesis led the way with two hits and one RBI, he also scored two runs. Anthony Giachin, Andre Walden, Tim Simoes and Jermiah Adams also drove in runs on the day. On the bump, Bartoli was impressive, tossing 4.2 innings, scattering two runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts. He earned the win, improving to 1-1 on the year.

Tyler Pritchard pitched a flawless inning, followed by Teddy Lepcio who put up a zero in 1.1 innings of work. The Black Knights dominated completely in game four, much in the similar fashion to game one, pushing their lead to 7-0 in the eighth inning. The lone run for the Crusader was a Dellacono solo homer in the bottom of the eighth, 8-1. The run was unearned after an error prolonged the inning.

Overall, the Black Knights dominated with 13 hits to just five for the Crusaders. The Black Knights were also helped by four errors by the Crusaders' defense. Read more.

Cadets Hokanson and Hann in 1st The Best Sapper Competition
5/3/2021

Cadets Hokanson and Hann in 1st The Best Sapper CompetitionThe Best Sapper Competition is finishing today. On May 1, 2021, Cadets Griffin Hokanson and Collin Hann were in 1st Place after Physical Fitness Test! Our own Physics instructor and Sapper, CPT Mike Ecklund, helped train them. Make sure you show your support. We are extremely proud of these cadets! As of now they are in 6th place, with one event remaining and plenty of room to move up, wish them well, GO USMA!!

Men’s Track & Field Place Second at PL Championship
5/3/2021

Men’s Track & Field Place Second at PL ChampionshipThe Army West Point Men’s Track and Field Team placed second in the Patriot League outdoor championships. The Black Knights posted 12 event wins and 26 top-three finishes. Army finished just four points behind first place Navy.

August Cook was named the men's field athlete of the meet and Mitchell Burr was named the men's rookie of the meet. Cook won the javelin with a meet record throw of 75.2m. The mark ranks fifth overall in the nation this season and tops Cook's previous program record by over two meters. Burr claimed a first-place finish in the 1500m with a time of 3:51.47.

Marshall Beatty was a double winner, claiming first in the 5000m and 10000m. Beatty shed 24.33 seconds off his personal best time in the 10000m with a time of 30:25.48. On Saturday he took first in the 5000m with a time of 14:19.03.

Army posted 1-2-3 finishes in both the shot put and the 800m. Geoff Kirk hit 18.53m in shot put. He was followed by Jamir Gibson (18.21m) and Kyle Patel (16.17m). In the 800m, Peter Smith placed first with a time of 1:50.51 and was followed by Luke Griner (1:51.41) and Michael Altenburg (1:52.19).

Gibson claimed first in discus with a throw of 57.48m, which was 3.6 meters further than second place. Marco Risi (60.33m) and Austin Herndon (58.05m) finished first and second in the hammer throw. Gibson placed fourth with a heave of 55.19m. Read more.

Women’s Rugby Cruises to Multiple Wins at Navy
5/3/2021

Women’s Rugby Cruises to Multiple Wins at NavyThe Army West Point Women’s Rugby Team impressed on the road May 1, as the Black Knights defeated Service-Academy rival Navy in four straight 7's rugby contests. Army was split into two units (Black and Gold), with both teams playing two games apiece. The Black team won its first contest 10-5, before coming alive for a 46-0 victory in game No. 2.

Team Gold was stellar in game one, winning 59-0. They followed that up with a 28-7 win in their final game of the day. Codi Butt, Abrianna Williams, and Kaylee Cargile led the Black team with two tries each on the day. Rebecca Syrup, Gillian Scott, Sylvi Imrem, and Taylor Driver all also scored a try apiece. Leading the Gold team was Kaitlyn Schwarting, who tallied four tries and eight conversions to lead all Black Knights with 36 total points.

Hailey Hodsden had 25 total points after scoring five tries between the two games. Lauren Ousby added two tries of her own, while Alexis Smalls and Nicole Wantlin each scored a lone try. Molly Murtagh chipped in three conversions to round out the scoring. Read more.

SPEAR-Hypersonic Rocket Team Initial Results
5/3/2021

SPEAR-Hypersonic Rocket Team Initial ResultsInitial results- hypersonic speed achieved of Mach 5.03 and inertial distance of 84 km! That is well into a near vacuum of the area transitioning between the mesosphere and thermosphere. The Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Air Force, and NASA, define space as an altitude of 80 km (50 miles) and awards astronaut wings to astronauts who fly above an altitude of 50 miles, or approximately 80 kilometers. Congratulations to the team from West Point Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Physics & Nuclear Engineering, and Chemistry & Life Sciences. Well done!

Women’s Track & Field Finishes Second at PL Championship
5/3/2021

Women’s Track & Field Finishes Second at PL ChampionshipThe Army West Point Women’s Track and Field Team finished second at the outdoor Patriot League championships at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights won nine of the 22 events and posted a total of 19 top three finishes. Georgia Jones was named the Patriot League Women's Rookie of the Meet. Jones set a meet record in the 5000m with a time of 16.18.93. The time also broke Army's program record set by Teresa Sobiesk in 1986. She also took third in the 1500m with a time of 4:41.06.

Emily Mikoud registered the most points in the meet with 28. She won the shot put with a meet record mark of 15.51m and claimed first in discus with a throw of 50.42m. Mikoud additionally placed second in the hammer throw with a heave of 61.32m. She finished just behind Abigail Green, who won the event at 61.64m. Helen Shearer set a meet record and shattered Army's program record in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:11.24. The time, which is the 37th best in the nation this year and seventh fastest mark by a freshman, bested Army's previous program record by more than 30 seconds.

The Black Knights' 4x800m relay team of Quinn Collins, Shayla Bonzelet, Morgan Chewning-Kulick and Anna Tovkach took first with a time of 8:59.64. Tovkach, who was anchoring the relay, was in third place when she received the baton. The firstie shot to first place within the first 200 meters and ended up running a 2:09.24 split. Army posted event wins in both the triple jump and the long jump. Bonvie Fosam claimed first in the triple jump with a mark of 12.39m. Plebe Lindsey Smith took first in the long jump with a personal best mark of 5.75m. Hannah Blakey earned a first-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a program record time of 1:00.33. Read more.

Men’s Lacrosse Clinches North Division with Win Over Colgate
5/3/2021

Men’s Lacrosse Clinches North Division with Win Over ColgateThe 11th-ranked Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse Team clinched the Patriot League North Division title and the second-seed in the upcoming conference tournament with a 13-11 victory over Colgate on Senior Day. With the win, Army extended its home winning streak to double digits with its 10th consecutive victory at Michie Stadium. Mark that dates back to the 2019 season.

The Black Knights (7-3, 5-2 Patriot League) saw Brendan Nichtern tie a career high with eight points on three goals and five assists to lead a group of nine different goal scorers on the day. Gunner Philipp and Nickolas Edinger scored twice in the win and Stevie Grabher was 14-of-27 at the faceoff in the victory. He also scooped up a career best 15 ground balls as well.

“Today was a big one for us,” Nichtern said. “Specifically for the offense, it was important we found our groove going into the tournament. We had an awesome week of practice, just playing with an unselfish mentality and playing with constant ball movement. Playing in a close fourth quarter game will give us experience in that situation because we will be there in one of our upcoming games.”

Wyatt Schupler stopped 13 shots for the Black Knights to earn another win. Kyle Beyer had a good day on defense with three caused turnovers and in addition to his two points, Aidan Byrnes, finished with five ground balls. Army was also impressive in the riding game, forcing nine failed clears by the Raiders. Read more.

Golf Finishes 5th at Patriot League Championship
5/3/2021

Golf Finishes 5th at Patriot League ChampionshipThe Army West Point Golf Team claimed a fifth-place finish in the Patriot League Championship at the Naval Academy Golf Course.

The Black Knights finished the three rounds with a team score of 919 (+79). Loyola held on for the Patriot League Championship after leading following day one. The Greyhounds won the title by 18 strokes and had a team score of 866 (+26).

Brandon Berry of Loyola won the individual title at 1-over par 211 for the three rounds. He shot a 2-over 72 in yesterday’s final round. Army's top performer was team captain James McKee and he ended up in a tie for 13th on the player leaderboard at 16-over for the tournament. Dragon Theam was one stroke behind McKee for 16th on the leaderboard.

McKee, Sam McGee and Joseph Gerardi finished their Army careers following the final round. They finished with one Patriot League Title in 2019 and the trio went 4-0 against Navy in all Star matches.

Football Wraps Up Spring Practice
5/3/2021

Football Wraps Up Spring PracticeFootball wrapped up its Spring Practice with its annual Spring Game on Friday night April 30 under the lights at Michie Stadium. Hear from head coach Jeff Monken, RB Tyson Riley and DB Bo Nicolas-Paul following Team Black's 23-21 victory after scoring in the final minute.

Cadets Study The Cuban Missile Crisis
4/30/2021

Cadets Study The Cuban Missile CrisisCadets in HI158R, Advanced Regional Studies in World History – Russia, played “Eyeball2Eyeball, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis.” Cadets assumed the roles of historical figures in American, Soviet, Cuban, and Media factions as they negotiated a complex interplay of Cold War power dynamics. Cadets had to communicate both face to face and via a state-of-the-art simulation messaging system that replicated the media environment, intelligence reporting, and diplomatic messaging of 1962. Eyeball2Eyeball was developed at West Point as part of the Department’s use of Reacting to the Past historical role-playing pedagogy. Cadets wore denim and spirit gear as part of USMA’s observance of Denim Day.

Good Luck to Women’s Tennis
4/30/2021

Good Luck to Women’s TennisGood luck to the Army Women's Tennis Team and its Firsties in the Patriot League Tournament. They will take on Loyola in Annapolis Friday April 30, 2021. The Black Knights eye for their third-straight league title. GO ARMY BEAT LOYOLA!

CubeSat Projects Day Highlight
4/30/2021

CubeSat Projects Day HighlightGreat work by Cadets Orlando Sullivan, Esther Roman, Thomas Bordeaux, Ryan Farris, and Cara Shattan, and their advisors MAJ John Hutton and CPT Jason Eckstein! Current CubeSat platforms are either developed in-house by space engineering experts and with leadership of graduate students or by using expensive, closed-source proprietary commercial systems. The goal of the Black Knight CubeSat project is to develop a low-cost, rapidly deployable, versatile 3U CubeSat system bus that can support a range of scientific and military payloads. This is achieved by using low-cost commodity hardware not traditionally deployed in a space environment. The Black Knight CubeSat project is currently developing a system bus designed around the use of a Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module as the flight computer. This single board computer is versatile, low cost, and has demonstrated encouraging survivability when exposed to various forms of radiation found in Low Earth Orbit. This platform has been considered worth investigating by both NASA and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

Photo: Dr. Rachel Sondheimer, the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, congratulates the Black Knight CubeSat team on their wonderful project

Projects Day Teams You Can See
4/29/2021

Projects Day Teams You Can SeeTeam UAS Swarm is designing, developing, and testing an autonomous UAS Swarm (drones) to detect and map chemical plumes through integration of multiple disciplines and studies. Team Spear-HRT is a multi-disciplinary Space Engineering and Applied Research-Hypersonic Rocket team that is seeking to be the first West Point cadet team to launch a rocket into space! Team Damadraulics is researching and building hydraulic models standardized designs for guard walls at the US Army Corps of Engineer Montgomery, Dashields, and Emsworth locks and dams to reduce operations and maintenance costs. Guard walls serve as a guide for river barge pilots to align their ships with the lock, which can be up to 1200 feet long. Ways to follow the 22nd Annual USMA Projects Day Website, YouTube and Downloadable App.

Photo: Team Spear-HRT

Watch Men’s Rugby Take on Lindenwood Live
4/29/2021

Watch Men’s Rugby Take on Lindenwood LiveDon't miss Army West Point Men’s Rugby take on Lindenwood, Friday April 30, 2021 at 7pm at the Anderson Rugby Complex on West Point. Lindenwood is thought by many to be #1 college team in the country today. Men’s Rugby is currently ranked 3rd in the nation. This game will be live streamed, watch here.

Army Mock Trial Beats Navy
4/28/2021

Army Mock Trial Beats NavyOver the weekend, the Army’s Mock Trial Team beat the Navy’s Mock Trial Team in the first annual competition between the two Academies. Army beat Navy in both trials of the day, earning high praise from the civilian judges. Cadets earned plaudits for the “best cross-examination” and “best attorney” (Aaron Hoff ’24), “best direct-examination” and “best attorney” (David Nakasone ’24 and Samuel Prather ’24), and "best witness" (Cassidy Shrope ’21). Way to Outsmart Navy!

Astronomy Club Launches High-Altitude Balloon
4/28/2021

Astronomy Club Launches High-Altitude BalloonThe West Point Astronomy Club launched a high-altitude balloon near Scranton, Pennsylvania containing space-related research modules. The balloon flew close to 90 miles reaching a max altitude greater than 70,000 feet before landing near New Paltz, New York. The flight was tracked in real-time via amateur radio GPS signals and gave valuable data on high-altitude weather.

Track & Field Trio Takes Home Patriot League Weekly Awards
4/28/2021

Track & Field Trio Takes Home Patriot League Weekly AwardsThree members of the Army West Point Men's and Women's Track and Field teams earned Patriot League weekly awards, the league office announced yesterday.

Geoff Kirk was tabbed the men's field athlete of the week, Emily Mikoud was the women's field athlete of the week and Luke Griner was the men's rookie of the week.

Kirk won the shot put with a program-record and IC4A-qualifying distance of 19.21 meters in the Army Twilight Meet against Albany and St. John's. His throw is the best in the Patriot League and 18th in NCAA DI this season. He also finished third in the discus with a throw of 52.27 meters.

Mikoud posted three ECAC-qualifying distances and won the shot put (15.28m) and discus (48.28m) at the Army Twilight Meet against Albany and St. John's. She set a personal record in the hammer throw with a heave of 59.12 meters, the second-best mark in school history, in addition to ranking second in the League and 73rd in NCAA DI.

Griner won the 800 meters at the Army Twilight Meet against Albany and St. John's with an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:49.94. His time is the best in the Patriot League this season and the 75th fastest time in NCAA DI this season.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/28/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsTeam G.I. Roscopic Chickens is working to develop systems that provide commanders with real-time data about their soldier’s neuromuscular functions without inhibiting performance. Team Soft Catch is conducting state-of-the-art analysis and design of an innovative system to return unmanned aerial vehicles to the ground operating unit without damage. Team Steel or No Steel is competing in American Institute of Steel Construction annual steel bridge contest that challenges students to design, build and construct for time a scaled steel bridge. Click here for more information and to view Projects Day Showcase.

Photo: Team G.I. Roscopic Chickens

Carolyn Enger Shares Powerful Testimonials with Cadets
4/28/2021

Carolyn Enger Shares Powerful Testimonials with CadetsCadets, family and friends gathered at the Jewish Chapel to participate in the U.S. Military Academy Days of Remembrance/Holocaust Remembrance Observance April 14 at West Point. Titled the ‘Mischlinge Expose’ and presented by world-renowned composer Carolyn Enger, the event featured her music along with contextualized artistic works from her father.

Her family history was woven into a film she presented, which showcased important cultural figures who shared part of her family’s history.

“I feel the importance of speaking out about diversity and tolerance is especially needed now,” Enger said. “We can make a difference as individuals and accept people who are different from us with passion and empathy.”

Enger’s grandmother, who is shown in the Mischlinge Expose film, converted from Judaism to Christianity after marrying Enger’s grandfather in 1919 in Germany. She passed away before the war when her father was about seven years old.

On January 20, 1942, the German Wannsee Conference was held in Wannsee, Germany, to develop strategies to eradicate the Jewish population, Enger said. Full story.

General Donald R. Keith Virtual Capstone Conference
4/28/2021

General Donald R. Keith Virtual Capstone ConferenceThe General Donald R. Keith Virtual Capstone Conference kicks off in less than 24 hours! The proceedings and presentation schedules are now available online at the Conference website. We invite family, friends, alumni, and clients to tune in! Each Track has a separate meeting room that is linked on the website. There are also Live Event channels for the Opening Remarks at 8am and the Awards Ceremony from 6:30-8:30pm. Please note that all times are EST. Good luck to all our participants! Conference website.

Hofmann Tabbed Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
4/27/2021

Hofmann Tabbed Patriot League Defensive Player of the WeekBeth Hofmann, a firstie on the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team, was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week Monday afternoon.

Hofmann caused one turnover, picked up one ground ball, caused one turnover and scored a goal to help Army West Point defeat Bucknell, 19-8. The Glen Mills, PA, native anchored the Black Knights' defense that held the Bison to 14 shots, including 12 shots on goal, and just three goals in the first half. Her goal came in transition and was Army West Point's third of the game in the midst of a 10-0 run.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/27/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsTeam Drag Destroyers is researching and inventing mechanisms and systems to reduce the hub drag on the Future Vertical Lift Helicopter. The goal is to reduce drag by up to 40% and significantly increase the performance of these combat systems. Team Aims is working with Pratt Miller’s Multi-Mode Extreme Travel Suspension Vehicle to develop a weapon impulse simulation system to provide realistic impulse loads to the active suspension control system – No mountain too big to climb! Multi-Team Purpose Building Design is helping to design a unique multi-purpose building for troops austere and remote combat environments. The design structure will help strengthen partnerships across theaters of operations. Click here for more information and to view Projects Day Showcase.

Photo: Team Drag Destroyers

Army-Navy Baseball Series to be Played at Palisades Credit Union Park
4/27/2021

Army-Navy Baseball Series to be Played at Palisades Credit Union ParkThe Army West Point baseball series vs. Academy rival Navy, set for May 8-9, 2021 will be moved from Doubleday Field on the West Point campus to Palisades Credit Union Park, the home of the Rockland Boulders in Rockland County, NY, it was announced today.

The Black Knights and Midshipmen will square off on Saturday, May 8 for a doubleheader, with game one scheduled to begin at 1pm ET. Game two of the series will follow after game one. Both games will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Games three and four are set for Sunday, May 9, with first pitch of game three set for 2:30pm ET. It will be televised live on CBS Sports Net. The Black Knights will also honor their firsties prior to game three on Sunday in the annual Senior Day ceremony. The fourth and final game of the series will follow the conclusion of game three and will be streamed live on ESPN+.

As a part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA, the Star on the line in this series between Army and Navy, with the Star going to the winner of the four-game series. In the event of a series split, the tiebreaker will be the winner of game one.

Tickets for the series, both single game and day passe will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28 on https://www.nyboulders.com.

Buy Your Replica 2020 CIC Championship Rings
4/27/2021

Buy Your Replica 2020 CIC Championship RingsLimited number of Army Football Commemorative Commander in Chief's Trophy Championship Rings are now available for purchase here.

Celebrate the Army football team's historic 2020 season, with your own commemorative Commander in Chief's Trophy Championship Ring! Each ring is 2oz (57g) of solid metal. The top of this limited-edition ring (only 200 made available for sale) features the Commander in Chief's Trophy, while the sides are adorned with Michie Stadium (where Army went 8-0 in 2020), along with scores of Army's victories over Navy and Air Force, as well as the Army West Point shield logo. Each ring is a size 11 and comes with its own individually numbered display stand and includes an Army West Point Authentic hologram sticker on the inside band.

“We know there are so many loyal fans across the globe cheering the Army team on, and we missed them in Michie Stadium this past fall,” said Mike Harrity, Deputy Athletics Director/Chief Operating Officer. “We wanted to honor our dedicated fans with an opportunity to celebrate a historic football season and another Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.”

Proceeds from all Army West Point Authentic sales will be supporting more than 1,000 outstanding cadet-athletes!

Congratulations to the Teams Representing USMA at DEVCOM WISE Challenge Finals
4/26/2021

Congratulations to the Teams Representing USMA at DEVCOM WISE Challenge FinalsCongratulations to the following teams selected to represent West Point at the upcoming DEVCOM Warfighter Innovation in Science and Engineering (WISE) Challenge Finals tomorrow, April 27th:
• Team Superstrand. The project seeks to design a biosensing, conductive textile material for military uniforms, synthesized using a carbon nanotube and cellulose nanofiber composite. Cadets Felita Zhang, Edward Tang, Paul Trackey, Danielle Lynch, Hunter Beauchamp, and Jeff Tantow. Advisor COL John Burpo, Dept. of Chemistry and Life Science.
• Team Squads with Autonomous Teammates Challenge (SWAT-C). This project seeks to design, build, and test semi-autonomous air and ground-based vehicles to augment warfighter situational awareness and engagement capabilities. Cadets Andrew Mizell, Madison Teague, and Bryan Kim. Advisors COL Christopher Korpela, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and LTC Steve Chetcuti, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
• Team Defenders. The project seeks to design, print, and test a new structure for the armor plate of a combat vehicle against a buried blast while optimizing the plate to be as light as possible. Cadets Jarrett Justice, Courtney Loomis, Tyler Kim, and Jesus Carillo. Advisor Dr. Kevin McMullen Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The WISE Finals are open to the public to view and links to the finals are posted on the DEVCOM WISE website.

Men’s Soccer Wins Army-Navy Cup IX
4/26/2021

Men’s Soccer Wins Army-Navy Cup IXThe Army West Point Men’s Soccer team took home the Army-Navy Cup for the sixth-straight season after defeating rival Navy, 2-0, yesterday afternoon at Subaru Park in Chester, PA. The Black Knights outshot Navy, 7-5 in the first half and were knocking on the door with four corners to just two for the Midshipmen.

With the start of the second half, the Black Knights wasted no time, as John Poncy delivered the first goal of the day, also the first of his career and the eventual game winner just three minutes into the second half, as he took a feed from Oscar Pereira and finished off a shot to the lower right corner. The Black Knights struck again, making it 2-0 in the 59th minute as Pereira delivered a pretty strike to the upper-left corner from 30 yards out off a pass from Nick Atkinson.

The Midshipmen had their opportunities down the stretch, outshooting the Black Knights 7-5 in the second half and tallying six corner kick opportunities to just one for the Black Knights, but the defensive unit held strong. Navy had no better opportunity to get on the board then in the 74th minute when David Jackson took a penalty kick for the Midshipmen. Goalkeeper Josh Taylor came up with a huge save to preserve the shutout.

Overall, Taylor made six saves in his first career start to earn his first win and first shutout in the rivalry derby.

Football Celebrates 2020 Season at Annual Banquet
4/26/2021

Football Celebrates 2020 Season at Annual BanquetThe Army West Point football team reflected on the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy winning 2020 season and honored its firsties Saturday evening at the Black Knights' annual banquet held in Ike Hall on West Point's campus.

In total 21 firsties were honored throughout the event and 11 different awards were handed out. Rich DeMarco, the voice of the Black Knights, served as master of ceremonies, while head coach Jeff Monken spoke about the 2020 season, winning the CIC Trophy, the Lambert Trophy and making the Liberty Bowl all during the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. He also gave a preview of the expectations for the upcoming season in 2021.

The Black Knights also honored their nine First Team Phil Steele All-Independent Team honorees (Nolan Cockrill, Cedrick Cunningham, JB Hunter, Jon Rhattigan, Peyton Reeder, Tyhier Tyler, Kyle O'Connor, Julian McDuffie and Arik Smith) and four Second Team honorees (Tyrell Robinson, Jakobi Buchanan, Zach Harding and Amadeo West). Read more.

Women’s Tennis Closes Out Regular Season on a High Note
4/26/2021

Women’s Tennis Closes Out Regular Season on a High NoteThe Army West Point Women's Tennis team topped Fordham 6-1 this past Saturday afternoon in its final regular season match.

The Cadets claimed the doubles point with the tandem of Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent winning 6-1 in No. 1 doubles. On the second court, Paola Bou and Justine Dondonay won their matchup 6-2.

Dondonay was the first winner in singles, claiming the match in two sets on the fourth court. Bou won in No. 3 singles to give Army the 4-0 advantage, due to Fordham forfeiting on court six. The Rams picked up a win in No. 1 singles, but Vincent and Carolyn Ahn closed out the match with wins for the Cadets. Read more.

Baseball Finishes Off Series Split with Lafayette
4/26/2021

Baseball Finishes Off Series Split with LafayetteThe Army West Point Baseball team split the final two games of a four-game series vs. Lafayette this past Saturday afternoon at Doubleday Field. The Black Knights (17-16, 11-7 Patriot League) fell in game one, 4-2, before taking the final game of the four-game series, 6-4. Overall, the Black Knights and the Leopards (11-14, 10-12 Patriot League) split the four-game series.

In the seven-inning game one, the Black Knights went down 3-0 in the third inning but battled back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth off a Sam Ruta RBI single and a Blake Ledoux sac fly to make it a 3-2 ballgame. However, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning by Lafayette's Ciuffreda made it a 4-2 ballgame and the Black Knights were unable to mount a comeback in the bottom half of the inning.

Ruta led the way with two hits on the day, adding one RBI while Blake Ledoux also had one. Starter Patrick Melampy took the loss, going 2.0 innings, giving up two runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Reliever Ray Bartoli tossed the final five frames, allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

In game two, the Black Knights wasted no time getting on the board, tallying one run in the first on a Ruta RBI and a second as they two advantage of a throwing error in the second inning. Read more.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/26/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsTeam Magic Model cadets are working to improve structural model technology to enable a deeper understanding of performance-based design of reinforced concrete structures to resist explosive blast loading. Team Spark is designing and testing an innovative power supply system for combat soldiers that is user-friendly, efficient, safe, and lightweight. Fire Team 6.8 is conducting state-of-the-art research for the next generation of Army weapon systems the cadets are looking to improve the heat dissipation to increase barrel longevity and eliminate redundant barrels. Resiliency Team West Point – Is tackling the question: How can we engineer a better way to increase energy and water resiliency across our Army installations? Team Contaminant Analysis Group is researching and analyzing innovative techniques to study the release of contaminants in an urban building using magnetic resonance velocimetry and magnetic resonance concentration.

Team Medusa Botfly is researching the use of the Medusa Botfly in remote and austere environments. The concept is that soldiers will manufacture, assemble, and deploy these systems through the use of inexpensive, common components, and 3D printing. Team SMP Ballistics is developing novel materials for live shoot-house ammunition for the next generation of squad weapons. Team Bird's Eye Bullseye is designing, building, and testing a system capable of observing long range direct-fire weapons in order provide more effective and efficient targeting information. Steel on Target team, Transportable Equipment Models and Targets: are designing and building full-scale transportable models which can be easily deployed and create a target-rich environment to prepare soldiers for combat. Click here for more information and to view Projects Day Showcase.

Photo: Team Transportable Equipment Models and Targets

Softball Splits Doubleheader with Colgate
4/26/2021

Softball Splits Doubleheader with ColgateThe Army West Point Softball team split its doubleheader with Colgate this past Saturday. The Black Knights won the first game 3-1 and dropped the second contest 8-2. Army wasted no time getting on the board in the front end of the doubleheader. Taylor Drayton hit a two-run blast over the center field fence, which scored Angelina Bebek, in the top of the first.

The Raiders cut Army's lead to one in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single off the bat of Mia Guevarra. However, the Cadets expanded their lead back to two runs in the top of the sixth with Bebek hitting home Kayla Edwards.

Bebek went 3-for-4 from the plate in the first game. Drayton and Leila Hurst also had multi-hit efforts with two apiece. In the circle, Jolie Duong improved to 5-0 on the season. The Houston native pitched a complete game and issued six strikeouts and no walks. Her one run allowed was unearned. She now owns a 1.71 ERA on the season.

After allowing a leadoff walk in the second contest, Alicyn Grete retired 12 of the next 13 batters she faced. Through four innings of play she had only surrendered one hit. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Tops Lehigh to Advance to Patriot League Title Match
4/26/2021

Men’s Tennis Tops Lehigh to Advance to Patriot League Title MatchThe Army West Point Men's Tennis is headed back the Patriot League Championship match. Second-seeded Army bested third-seeded Lehigh, 4-2, in the Patriot League Semifinal this past Saturday to advance to the league title game, where it will take on Navy.

The Black Knights claimed the doubles point with the pairing of AJ Woodman and Thomas Lake winning 6-3 in No. 1 doubles. On the second court, Diego Huttepain and Sam Eden won their matchup 6-4.

Huttepain bested Lehigh's Zack Elliot in two sets in No. 1 singles to give Army the 2-0 advantage. Lehigh cut the Black Knights' lead to one claiming No. 6 singles. The next match to finish was on court four with Sam Eden topping his opponent in two bouts to make it 3-1 in favor of Army. Lehigh won in No. 2 singles to again make it a one-point contest. David Gorshein clinched the win for the Black Knights on court five. After dropping the first set 6-2, he earned a 6-2 and 6-3 victory. Read more.

Women’s Lacrosse Wins Big on Senior Day
4/26/2021

Women’s Lacrosse Wins Big on Senior DayThe Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team used an early 10-0 run to top Bucknell, 19-8, on senior day at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights are now up to five straight wins.

“It's been awesome over our four years to see how far this team has come and what our class has been able to do for this program,” Army firstie Cameron Manor said. “Everyone was playing for each other today. In the locker room before the game we were so excited to get out and play for all the seniors.”

Manor had a career-high seven points with four goals and three assists. Both Jackie Brattan and Jolie Riedell also posted four-goal performances.

Bucknell was the first team on the board with Kali Peeples finding the back of the net less than a minute into the contest. After that it was all Army from there. The Cadets scored 10 unanswered goals in a 20-minute span to push ahead by nine. Three of Jackie Brattan's four goals came during the spurt. In total, Army had seven different goal scorers during the run, including firstie Beth Hofmann, who notched her first goal of the season.

The Black Knights eventually went on to take a 13-3 lead into halftime. In the first half, Army outshot Bucknell 27-5. Read more.

SOSH Run 2021
4/26/2021

SOSH Run 2021What better way to hand in your end-of-term semester research paper than dressing in a costume?

Cadets continued the tradition of the SOSH Run, rushing to deliver their final papers to the Department of Social Sciences by 4:30pm last week. Photos.

Photo: Courtesy of CDT Hannah Lamb

Women’s Rugby Impresses on the Road
4/26/2021

Women’s Rugby Impresses on the RoadThe Army West Point Women’s Rugby team looked stellar on the road this past Saturday, as the Black Knights defeated Mount St. Mary's, 75-0 in 15's action.

Army spread the wealth versus the Mountaineers, as 11 different Cadets crossed the try line.

Julia Riekena and Hailey Hodsden led the way with two tries each. Kaitlyn Schwarting added five conversions to lead the kicking game.

Codi Butt, Emma Richards-Smith, Kaylee Cargile, Eleanor Burnett, Alexis Smalls, Michele Szegda, Samantha Gunn, Rebecca Syrup, and Sydney Schaff all scored one try apiece.

The 75-0 victory was the largest margin of victory for Army since defeating Notre Dame College 77-0 on September 28, 2019. Read more.

Track and Field Posts 64 Top-Three Finishes
4/26/2021

Track and Field Posts 64 Top-Three FinishesThe Army West Point Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed in a tri-meet with Albany and St. John's this past Friday. As a whole, Army had 64 top-three finishes.

The Cadets had 12 event wins and 34 top-three finishes on the men's side. Marshall Beatty set a new personal best in the 5000m with a time of 14:03.16, which is the fastest time in the Patriot League this season.

Men's Event Winners: 200m: Ryan Hogan – 21.64. 400m: Kevin Sembrat – 48.26. 110m Hurdles: Mathew McNamara – 15.04. 400m Hurdles: Calvin Wetzel – 52.66. 800m: Luke Griner – 1:49.94. 1500m: Mitchell Burr – 3:49.44. 3000m Steeplechase: Allen Sparks – 9:09.57. 5000m: Marshall Beatty – 14:03.16. High Jump: Talon Estes – 1.93m. Pole Vault: Ethan Hesson – 4.63m. Shot Put: Geoff Kirk – 19.21m. Hammer Throw: Marco Risi – 62.12m. Read more.

Cadets Host Dr. Reuben J. Miller
4/26/2021

Cadets Host Dr. Reuben J. MillerDomestic Affairs Forum and SS202: American Politics hosted Dr. Reuben J. Miller to discuss his new book Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration. Over 150 cadets and faculty listened to a lecture from Dr. Miller, which was followed by a question and answer session about incarceration, policing, and race in America.

Women’s Tennis Defeats Binghamton on Senior Day
4/26/2021

Women’s Tennis Defeats Binghamton on Senior DayThe Army West Point Women’s Tennis team took down Binghamton, 7-0 on Friday, as the Black Knights celebrated their senior class. This is the second consecutive shutout on the season, and seventh overall for the Black Knights (10-3, 6-1), as the team heads into the final weekend of the regular season.

Firsties Sasha Inchauste and Hannah Boubel got the ball rolling in doubles action with a 6-1 win at No. 3. The opening match point was had by Paola Bou and Justine Dondonay, who cruised to a 6-1 win at No. 2.

Ana Joyner and Sam DiMaio also secured a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles. Inchauste kept it rolling into singles play, as the team captain looked stellar in a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5. Boubel would then make it 3-0 Army with a 6-1, 6-1 win playing at No. 4.

The match clincher would come at No. 6, as Elizabeth Gilbert went on to win 6-3, 6-0. Joyner gave Army its fifth team point at No. 1 with a 6-3, 6-0 victory. Dondonay won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 and Carolyn Ahn rounded out the matches with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win at No. 3. Read more.

Nichtern Among Top 25 for Tewaaraton Award
4/23/2021

Nichtern Among Top 25 for Tewaaraton Award Brendan Nichtern ’22 was named to the group of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award, which is given top male and female college lacrosse player in the country. The Tewaaraton picked from a selection committee comprising former college coaches, appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Nichtern leads the Black Knights and is seventh in the nation in points per game at 5.38. He is sixth in the country in assists per game and leads the Patriot League at 2.88 per contest. Nichtern has scored at least five points in seven of eight games this season.

In career numbers, he currently sits 11th on Army's all-time scoring list and became only the fourth player all-time to reach 100 career assists after he posted four against Boston University on Saturday.

The men's list of nominees features players from 15 different schools — Duke, Denver and Virginia each have three. The women's list of nominees features players from 16 schools, led by North Carolina's four players. Nichtern is joined by Lehigh's Mike Sisselberger as the two players represented by the Patriot League.

The five finalists will be picked in mid-May before the NCAA championships and chosen at the conclusion of the season. Read more.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/23/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsTeam Magic Model – cadets are working to improve structural model technology to enable a deeper understanding of performance-based design of reinforced concrete structures to resist explosive blast loading. Team War – is optimizing warehouse operations at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant through a parallel design of process and robots to transport materials between production facilities. The Warehouse Autonomous Robots (WAR) will take the Army’s Ammunition facilities into the future. The Mortar Auto Cross Level Team is designing and building a cross-level adjustment for the 81mm mortar to reduce soldier workload, improve accuracy and reduce aiming setup time – Steel on Target! Team Defender, a finalist it the DEVCOM WISE Challenge, is designing and testing the next generation of underbody armor to protect soldiers in combat missions. The final design leveraged 3D additive manufacturing and will be printed and tested at the Army Research Lab in Aberdeen, Maryland. Click here for more information and to view Projects Day Showcase.

Photo: The Mortar Auto Cross Level Team

WPAOG’s First Class Social
4/22/2021

WPAOG’s First Class SocialLast night, Cadets gathered at Herbert Alumni Center for WPAOG's First Class Social. Sponsored by the Class of 1996, the “Firstie Social” provided an opportunity for the First Class Cadets to socialize, meet the WPAOG team, and learn about the WPAOG mission to serve cadets, graduates, and the Long Gray Line! Photos.

Tune-In for the First-Ever Professional Boxing Event at USMA
4/22/2021

Tune-In for the First-Ever Professional Boxing Event at USMA“Boxing certainly provides one of the most obvious opportunities to develop mental toughness.” - Col. Nicholas Gist, Department of Physical Education

Tune in to NBC Sports Network at 9pm today Thursday, April 22, to watch live the first-ever professional boxing event held at West Point. Cadet bouts are scheduled as part of the undercard action starting at 5pm streaming live around the world on Twitch.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/22/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsThe Quiet Recon Team is on the cutting edge of discrete surveillance technology and vehicle interdiction on a state-of-the-art project for Army Development Command. A semi-finalist in the WISE Challenge, the Quiet Recon Team is striving to support effective combat operations of the future. Team Sam is designing a multi-purpose shield that Captain America would be envious of! The innovative and versatile assault shield can be used as overhead cover and combined with other shields to deploy as an assault ladder or tactical footbridge! Click here for more information and to view Projects Day Showcase.

Photo: CDT Fischer from the Quiet Recon Team hard at work

Bender Named Scholar Athlete of the Year
4/21/2021

Bender Named Scholar Athlete of the YearTyrese Bender, firstie on the Army West Point Men's Track and Field team, was named the Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year for the indoor season the league announced Wednesday morning. Bender and Calvin Wetzel were named to the all-league academic team on the men's side, while Hannah Blakey and Anna Tovkach earned the honor on the women's side.

Bender is a firstie engineering management major with a 4.045 cumulative GPA. The San Antonio, Texas native finished first in the triple jump in three of Army West Point's indoor meets, including a personal best leap of 14.92m against Navy to tie the eighth-best mark in program history. He also recorded a personal-best distance of 7.19m in the long jump at the Crowell Open.

Wetzel owns a cumulative GPA of 3.984 and majors in mechanical engineering. During the indoor season, he set a personal best in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.4 to place first in the Crowell Open. Tovkach, an environmental engineering major with a 4.016 cumulative GPA, was named to the team for the second consecutive season. Of the five races she competed in during the indoor season, Tovkach posted top-two finishes in four. Blakey maintains a cumulative GPA of 4.108 and majors in Persian and French. She posted a total of six event wins and had top-two finishes in nine of the 10 events she competed in during the indoor season.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/21/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsTeam Avrad is innovating and developing state-of-the-art technologies to field a self-driving vehicle for use by soldiers on the modern battlefield. The team's work is focusing on autonomous lane following, avoiding obstacles, navigating intersections, and is integrated with a robotic tool kit. The Tunnel Survivability Team is seeking to improve our understanding of underground structures and model blast and other ground shock attacks. Click here for more information and to view Projects Day Showcase.

Photo: Team Avrad working at innovating self-driving vehicles

Army-Navy Game Presented by USAA Presale
4/21/2021

Army-Navy Game Presented by USAA PresaleArmy West Point Athletics has announced that the Army-Navy ticket presale has begun and will continue until tickets are sold out.

Army A Club members also have access to purchase single game home and away tickets at their respective level before the general public on July 13.

For more information, visit https://www.armygameday.com/tickets, contact the Army A Club at 845-938-2322 or the Army Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY.

Jones, Schupler Add Patriot League Weekly Accolades
4/20/2021

Jones, Schupler Add Patriot League Weekly AccoladesDoug Jones and Wyatt Schupler of Army West Point Men's Lacrosse were honored with weekly awards by the Patriot League on Monday after their performances against Boston University in the 14-8 win this past Saturday. Jones was named the Defensive Player of the Week, while Schupler won Goalie of the Week.

Jones scored his second goal of the season in Army's 14-8 win over Boston University, to go along with six ground balls and one caused turnover. The cow was also part of the defense that held Boston to four goals through three periods and just one in the first half.

Schupler finished with 10 saves in Army's 14-8 win over Boston University. He added one ground ball and a caused turnover in the victory. The cow has reached double-digit saves in seven of eight games this season and had four stops in the fourth quarter.

The Black Knights are in action this Saturday on CBS Sports Network as they head down to Annapolis to take on the Midshipmen in the annual Star match.

Join The 6th Annual John Calabro Night of the Arts
4/20/2021

Join The 6th Annual John Calabro Night of the ArtsOn Friday, April 23rd at 5:30 PM, The Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) and the Cadet Humanities Forum will celebrate cadet creativity at the sixth annual John Calabro Night of the Arts. On this evening of talented performances, department faculty will present awards to cadets for outstanding work across a variety of creative and artistic fields such as photography, music, film, studio arts, and original literature. The event continues a tradition that honors the late Colonel (retired) John A. Calabro, Jr., USMA ’68. COL Calabro was an endearing presence in both the DEP and the AOG. His contributions etched a lasting legacy in the arts and humanities at West Point—and beyond. Don’t miss this hallmark cadet event! Watch here.

Brattan Named Patriot League Attacker of the Week
4/20/2021

Brattan Named Patriot League Attacker of the WeekFor the second consecutive week, Jackie Brattan, a firstie on the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team, was named the Patriot League Attacker of the Week.

Brattan is just the eighth player to win the award in back-to-back weeks since its inception in 2011. Additionally, she joined Rachel Hornick as the only Black Knight to win the award twice.

The Garden City, NY, native posted a six-point performance with five goals and one assist in a 15-8 win over Boston University to clinch the top seed in the Patriot League North Division. She had a hand in the Black Knights' first four goals, with three goals and one assist. She added the final two goals of the contest. Brattan is averaging 3.67 goals per game in six League contests, good for third in the Patriot League.

Army will host Buckell on Saturday, April 24. The game is set to start at 2pm and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Featured Upcoming Projects Day Teams
4/20/2021

Featured Upcoming Projects Day TeamsLeading up to Projects day, we will be featuring Projects Day teams. Team Fine Print are “augering in” to improve the next generation of armor applications. Operation Foot Rub - Designing, innovating, and implementing to improve soldier footwear and enhance combat effectiveness. Poseidon's Angels – Cadets building and competing in the American Society of Civil Engineers competition seek to do the seemingly impossible – build and race a concrete canoe!

Photo: Poseidon's Angels at work

Cadets Learn the Significance of Japanese Swords
4/20/2021

Cadets Learn the Significance of Japanese SwordsRecently, East Asian History Instructor Major Eric V. Muirhead presented a Dean’s Hour lecture to History Majors on the cultural and historical significance of Japanese swords and blades over the past 1000 years. Special thanks to the West Point Museum and Department of History Material Culture Team for making this event possible. Check out the full video of the lecture.

USMA Black Takes it All at Sandhurst
4/19/2021

USMA Black Takes it All at SandhurstAfter a long grueling process, five teams were named the top teams of the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. During Sandhurst, 44 teams representing four U.S. service academies and 16 ROTC programs compete against one another in a variety of military related contests.

Congratulations to USMA Black who won the overall competition. The top teams are:
1. USMA Black
2. USMA Gold
3. Company F1
4. University of North Georgia
5. The College of St. Benedict St. John's University Army ROTC Fighting Saints Battalion
Press release.

Golf Claims Star on Home Course
4/19/2021

Golf Claims Star on Home CourseThe Army West Point Golf team secured its fourth-consecutive Star match victory with a 7-4 win at the West Point Golf Course as part of the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA. The Firstie class finishes their careers with a perfect 4-0 record against Navy in match play.

The Black Knights really ground out the victory on Sunday with momentum swinging both ways during the seven matches. Navy was able to get two points back with victories in the first two groups of the day, but Tom Katsenes settled the Black Knights down with a win in his paring at 5-and-3. Katsenes got out to a lead and never relinquished it as he ended his match on the 15th green.

With Army still in the lead at 4.5-2.5, Keegan Shreves won his match with James McKee at 1-up on the 18th green, so the match was still in the balance. In the final group that teed off, Marshall Daniel won his match 3-and-2 to give Army some breathing room again at 5.5-2.5. Daniel has gone undefeated in both his singles and four-ball matches during his first two years at Army.

That setup the dramatics on the 18th green with Sam McGee on the green in two on a par-5. Needing a two-putt to win his match and secure the Star for Army, McGee stepped up and sunk a long putt to win the match and get Army to the six points needed to claim the victory.

Dragon Theam and Ward Wilkinson played out their final hole after McGee's putt and settled for a half a point after a hard-fought match. Read more.

Men’s Rugby Victorious on Senior Day
4/19/2021

Men’s Rugby Victorious on Senior DayThe Army West Point Men’s Rugby team scored early and often this past Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights took down Service-Academy rival Air Force, 61-12.

It was the first home game since October 2019 for Army (4-0). The Black Knights also celebrated their Firsties in a pregame ceremony.

Once play began, the Black and Gold used six first half tries to give Army a comfortable 40-0 lead at the break.

David Mitchell, Koikoi Nelligan, Luke Ensing, Jonny Haley, Parker Ross, and Chamberlin Liddell-Patacsil each scored in the opening half. Scharl du Toit also chipped in five conversions.

Army kept its foot on the gas in the second half, as Ross and Liddell-Patacsil each scored their second tries. Du Toit added two more conversions, and the Black Knights would also add a penalty try late in the game. Matt De Frates would complete the scoring with the final conversion of the game. Read more.

Baseball Sweeps Two-Game Doubleheader at Lehigh
4/19/2021

Baseball Sweeps Two-Game Doubleheader at LehighThe Black Knights swept a two-game doubleheader at Lehigh this past Saturday afternoon, defeating the Mountain Hawks 5-4 in game one and 6-2 in game two. The Black Knights (14-12) outhit Lehigh (12-11) 18-10, highlighted by a 12-hit performance in game two. In game one, the Black Knights jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning, with Carter Macias driving in the first run on an RBI double. The Black Knights took advantage of one of two Lehigh errors on the day to plate the second run and Anthony Giachin delivered a sac fly to plate the third run of the day.

The Mountain Hawks answered right back with two runs in the bottom half of the third, but starter Anthony LoRicco was able to get out of the jam without any further damage. He earned the win on the day as he went 4.0 complete, allowing three runs on just one hit with three walks and two strikeouts. The Black Knights added two more in the fifth on an RBI single from Ross Friedrick and an RBI groundout by Kevin Dubrule.

Up 5-2, Lehigh battled back with a run in the fifth and another in the sixth, but closer Ray Bartoli finished off his third inning of work in the seventh inning to finish off his second save of the year. The win to LoRicco is his second of the year as he improved to 2-1. In game two, the Black Knights wasted no time getting on the board, as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Sam Ruta. Lehigh answered right back, however, as Rother delivered a solo home run to tie the game, 1-1. The Black Knights answered right back with two runs of their own in the top of the second, with RBI singles from Simoes and Giachin.

Up 3-1 in the second, that's all the Black Knights needed, as they did not relinquish the lead through the final seven frames. Read more.

Women’s Tennis Takes Down Lehigh on the Road
4/19/2021

Women’s Tennis Takes Down Lehigh on the RoadAfter a hard-fought match at Boston last weekend, the Army West Point Women's Tennis team bounced back with a 7-0 win over Lehigh this past Saturday. The Black Knights (9-3, 6-1) recorded their fifth sweep of the season with the win.

Ana Joyner and Sam DiMaio opened the match with a 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles. After dropping No. 3, Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent secured the first team point with a 7-5 win at No. 1. Vincent kept it rolling as singles play began, as the cow cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3.

Plebe Carolyn Ahn made it 3-0 on the team score with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 6. The clincher came at No. 4, as Paola Bou secured a 6-1, 6-4 win. Joyner, Justine Dondonay, and Dolehide would also capture singles wins on the day. Read more.

Women’s Lacrosse Tops BU to Claim #1 Seed
4/19/2021

Women’s Lacrosse Tops BU to Claim #1 SeedThe Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team topped Boston University, 15-8, this past Saturday afternoon to claim the No. 1 seed in the North Division for the Patriot League Tournament. The Black Knights were a perfect 4-0 in division play this season.

“The first thing I told the team was that they should be proud and excited that we went 4-0 in the last four games and secured the No. 1 spot in the north division,” Army head coach Kristen Skiera said. “After an 0-3 start I think just the spirit to turn around and keep getting better and improving really showed in the last four games. So, I'm just really proud and happy for the team.”

Jackie Brattan and Cameron Manor led the Cadets with six points apiece. Brattan, the reigning Patriot League Attacker of the Week, netted five goals and added one helper. Manor had four assists and two goals. Brattan played a part in Army's first four goals of the contest, scoring three goals and setting up Manor on the other. Brattan's third goal of the contest put Army ahead 4-2 at the 17:04 mark of the first half.

BU managed to even things up at 4-4 with 14:30 remaining in the half. Caroline Raymond got on the board with 10:08 left, but BU countered with a goal of its own just over a minute later.

The Black Knights, however, closed out the opening stanza on a 3-0 run. Anna Orlando found the back of the net thanks to a feed from Manor with just under eight minutes to go. Then, with less than a minute to go in the first half, Army netted two goals in the span of 30 seconds with the first coming from Megan Raftery and the second from Manor. The Black Knights late spurt put them ahead 8-5 at the break. Read more.

Swimming & Diving Sets Multiple New Records in Star Meet
4/19/2021

Swimming & Diving Sets Multiple New Records in Star MeetSeveral program records, pool records and personal bests highlighted the Army West Point Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams' performances in the annual Star Meet with Navy, which is part of the Star Series presented by USAA. The meet also doubled as the Patriot League Challenge.

“The energy and the excitement and the way that the team fought from the very first event to end of the meet was phenomenal,” Army head coach Brandt Nigro said. “We won races that going into the meet, we didn't know if we had a shot to win. When you can do that against your biggest rival at the end of a long, trying season it speaks volumes not only about the people that are on this team, but also the direction that this program is headed and what we're going to accomplish in the very near future.” Navy won the meet on the men's side 198-102 and claimed it on the women's side with a score of 220-77.

Firstie captain Rebecca Morel set a person record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.62, which ranks fourth in school history. She finished .21 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. The Mendham, N.J., native also set a new personal record in the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:16.32, which was good for a second-place finish and ranks fourth in school history. Along with Lauren Carag, Angela Huang and Madison Berg, Morel was part of the 200-yard medley relay team, which claimed first with a new program record time of 1:40.35.

Berg lowered her program record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.72, which was good for second place. The Lake Elmo, Minn., native was the final leg of Army's 200-yard medley relay and posted a split of 22.14 in the 50-yard freestyle portion. Had she posted that mark in the 50-yard freestyle event, her time would have shattered the Patriot League record by .22 seconds.

Firstie Jane Bryce posted new personal best times in the 50-yard freestyle (23.81) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.54). Her 51.9 split in the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay was also a personal best 100-yard freestyle time. Read more.

Men’s Lacrosse Downs Boston U for Another Home Win
4/19/2021

Men’s Lacrosse Downs Boston U for Another Home WinThe No. 10/11 Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team remained undefeated at home with a 14-8 victory over Boston University at Michie Stadium this past Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights (6-2, 4-1 Patriot League) finished with 10 different goal scorers, led by Danny Kielbasa's hat trick and Nickolas Edinger and Gunner Philipp added two goals apiece. Brendan Nichtern was electric with five points on a goal and four assists. Stevie Grabher was impressive at the faceoff winning 15-of-22 and picking up eight ground balls.

Wyatt Shupler stopped 10 shots in the win. Liam Davenport finished with seven ground balls and Doug Jones picked up six ground balls.

“I was really impressed with us throughout offensively and it started on the defensive end and we cleared the ball well against their 10-man pressure,” head coach Joe Alberici said. “A really balanced attack and I thought their goalie played outstanding. Defensively, we could have been a little better at toward the end of the game, but overall a really good performance.”

It took about a minute for the Black Knights to get into the game as Boston U. fired home the first goal of the game, just 46 seconds into the contest. Army answered by Grabher winning the draw and putting the ball in the back of the net six seconds after the Terriers' first goal. From there, the Black Knights took over. Read more.

Softball Splits with Fordham
4/19/2021

Softball Splits with FordhamThe Army West Point Softball team took the second half of its doubleheader with Fordham, 9-8, thanks to an offensive explosion in the first two innings yesterday afternoon. The Rams took the first contest 5-3.

In the first game, Fordham jumped to a 2-0 by the bottom of fourth inning.

Grace Snyder answered back for the Cadets in the top of the fifth with a solo shot to right center, which cut the Rams' lead to one. Fordham answered back in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run shot off the bat of Brianna Pinto to make it 4-1.

In the top of the sixth, Ally Snelling again made it a one run game, sending a two-run homer over the right field fence. The Rams got a run back in the bottom of the sixth to push ahead 5-3. Emily Iannotti got the start in the circle for the Cadets. She pitched 6.0 innings and struck out five batters.

Army's bats were hot early in the second game. The Black Knights had consecutive four-run innings in the first and second to start the game. Read more.

Track & Field Posts 24 Total Wins in Dual with Boston U.
4/19/2021

Track & Field Posts 24 Total Wins in Dual with Boston U.The Army West Point Men's and Women's Track and Field teams competed in dual meet against Patriot League foe Boston University at Shea Stadium on Friday, April 16, 2021. The Black Knights had 11 event wins on the women's side and 13 on the men's side.

Women's Event Winners: 100m: Monica Smith – 13.19. 400m: Hollie Chapman – 58.21. 800m: Shayla Bonzelet – 2:12.75. 4x100m Relay: Jazmine Alderman, Kersten Douglas, Brianna White, Jade Robinson – 47.7. 4x400m Relay: Holli Chapman, Quinn Collins, Morgan Chewning-Kulick, Shayla Bonzelet – 3:57.73. High Jump: Grace Reinhardt – 1.65m. Pole Vault: Samantha Sheppard Moon – 3.67m. Triple Jump: Lindsey Smith – 11.23m. Shot Put: Kayley Ragazzini – 13.39m. Discus: Karly Parcell – 43.9m. Javelin: Megan Potter – 42.86m.

Men's Event Winners: 100m: Ryan Hogan – 10.87. 400m: Kevin Sembrat – 48.77. 800m Caden Foster – 1:54.18. 5000m: Caleb Washington – 14:59.78. 110m Hurdles: Nicholas Stoeckle – 15.55. 400m Hurdles: Nicholas Stoeckle – 57.32. 4x100m Relay: Tarik Samuel, Kedrin Jefferson, Ryan Hogan, Jon Redmond – 41.33. 4x400m Relay: Michael Altenburg, Jeffrey Price, Jack Perreault, Peter Smith – 3:23.56. Pole Vault: Ethan Hull – 4.62m. Long Jump: Josh Heiman – 6.75m. Discus: Jamir Gibson – 53.71m. Hammer Throw: Marco Risi – 59.67m. Javelin: Parker Brosious – 60.62m

Men’s Gymnastics Completes Competition at NCAAs
4/19/2021

Men's Gymnastics Completes Competition at NCAAsThe Army Men's Gymnastics team had a total of 13 athletes compete in the second session of the NCAA Championship Friday evening at Maturi Sports Pavilion.

Floor Exercise: Mathew Davis posted a score of 13.933, which was tied for the 14th best score. Mitchell McHugh registered a mark of 13.333, which ranked 29th. Kalvin Kingshill tied for 31st with a score of 13.066.

Pommel Horse: Davis had the high score for Army in the event at 12.4, which was 24th. Matthew Martin tied for 31st with a score of 11.866. Joseph Minus (10.466) and Zachary Mitchell (9.2) placed 35th and 36th, respectively.

Still Rings: Davis had Army's top score in the still rings with a 13.4, which was 16th overall. Mitchell Monahan was tied for 20th with a mark of 13.0. Martin posted a 12.8, which was tied for 26th. Patrick Armstrong (12.7) and Kiernan Reagan (11.966) placed 29th and 36th respectively.

Vault: Jacob Nauman registered a 14.023 to place 18th. Connor Cavanagh was tied for 25th with a score of 13.833. Davis posted a 13.733 to place 28th. Miguel Aquino registered a 13.233, which was tied for 34th overall. Read more.

CDT Zhang ’22 Named Truman Scholar
4/16/2021

CDT Zhang ’22The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recently announced that Cadet Felita Zhang, Class of 2022, a Life Sciences major from San Jose, California, earned a Truman Scholarship. Zhang is one of 62 Truman Scholars selected from 845 candidates nominated by 328 colleges and universities, a record number of applicants.

“The hard work and dedication of our cadets continues to receive great recognition in national and international scholarship competitions,” said U.S. Military Academy Dean of the Academic Board BG Cindy Jebb. “This most recent announcement of Cadet Zhang as a Truman scholar and being named a Goldwater Scholar earlier this spring speaks to her character, intellect, and accomplishments. She is an outstanding young scholar, and we are incredibly proud that as a U.S. Army officer she’ll continue to advance her academic studies following graduation.” Read more.

DEVCOM WISE Challenge Finalists
4/16/2021

DEVCOM WISE Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to the following teams for being selected to advance to the DEVCOM Warfighter Innovation in Science and Engineering (WISE) Challenge Finals:
Team Superstrand. Their project seeks to design a biosensing, conductive textile material for military uniforms, synthesized using a carbon nanotube and cellulose nanofiber composite. The team members are, Cadets Felita Zhang, Edward Tang, Paul Trackey, Danielle Lynch, Hunter Beauchamp, and Jeff Tantow. Advisor: COL John Burpo, Dept. of Chemistry and Life Science.
Team SWAT-C (Squads with Autonomous Teammates Challenge). Their project seeks to design, build, and test semi-autonomous air and ground-based vehicles to augment warfighter situational awareness and engagement capabilities. The team members are, Cadets Andrew Mizell, Madison Teague, and Bryan Kim. Advisors: COL Christopher Korpela, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and LTC Steve Chetcuti, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
Team Defenders. Their project seeks to design, print, and test a new structure for the armor plate of a combat vehicle against a buried blast while optimizing the plate to be as light as possible. The team members are, Cadets Jarrett Justice, Courtney Loomis, Tyler Kim, and Jesus Carillo. Advisor: Dr. Kevin McMullen, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

WISE is a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) competition sponsored by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Soldier Center and approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research & Technology. You can View the Semi-Finals here. The WISE virtual Finals event will take place on April 27, 2021. View for Schedule.

Sandhurst is On!
4/16/2021

Sandhurst is On!This morning, April 16, 2021, exactly 44 teams started competing at the United States Military Academy for the Annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. There are 25 from USMA, 16 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps programs and three U.S. service academies including Navy. The photos below show you just how hard these Cadets have trained for the competition and they are ready to win! After all the obstacles and tests for this two-day battle are done, only one team can claim victory and you know who to root for! Go Army!

“The Sandhurst competition teaches cadets the mental and physical toughness, the relentlessness and the discipline that’s necessary to work as a team to accomplish the mission.” - Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams ’83, U.S. Military Academy Superintendent. Click here to stay informed about Sandhurst and learn more about the competition.

Bilek Named Third Team All-USCHO
4/16/2021

 Bilek Named Third Team All-USCHO Cow forward Colin Bilek added another postseason honor to his accolades this season as he was named Third Team All-USCHO on Thursday.

The writers and editors at USCHO.com selected the top players from around the country into three teams as part of their postseason awards.

Bilek, who was a Hobey Baker Award nominee, was named a CCM/AHCA All-American last week and was a First Team All-Atlantic Hockey selection in March.

He finished the season ranked second in total goals with 18 on the season and second in goals per game at 0.82. He ended up behind two skaters that played nine more games than the Black Knights. Bilek scored eight times on the power play and that finished in a tie for second in the nation.

The Brighton, MI, native was the lone player from Atlantic Hockey on the list. Read more.

Sprint FB Places Seven on NFF Hampshire Honor Society
4/15/2021

Sprint FB Places Seven on NFF Hampshire Honor SocietyThe Army West Point Sprint Football team placed seven cadet-athletes on the 2021 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. The Black Knights had the most players of any team in the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), in the first season that sprint players were recognized for the award.

An elite group of 910 players from 255 schools qualified for membership in the society's 15th year. In order to qualify for the NFF Hampshire Honor Society athletes must have completed their final year of playing eligibility, attained a minimum GPA of 3.2, met all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and have been a starter or significant contributor.

Tate Blessinger, Justin Charette, Jacob Dotson, Nate Hagg, Hunter Knibbe, Ryan Leach and Matthew Sauter all received the honor for Army.

Volleyball’s Historic Season
4/15/2021

Volleyball’s Historic SeasonIn its second-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Army West Point Volleyball team fell in its first-round matchup with Notre Dame, 3-1, yesterday afternoon at the CHI Health Center.

This marked the final contest for Army's firstie class of Bella Benoit, Monica Eckford, Ana Oglivie, Maggie Petersen and Hannah Presley. The group helped lead Army to back-to-back appearances in the Patriot League Tournament championship game, including its first win in the title game since 2009. In their four years, Army posted an overall record of 60-40 and was 28-13 in the last two seasons.

“I just can't say enough about our seniors leading us through the season” said Army head coach Alma Kovaci Lee. “It has been a very tough season for us, and they stuck with us until the very end and committed to the success of this team. The legacy they have left is incredible.”

“Everybody was very committed to this season and as a senior that's all you can really ask for – is for everyone to give that same heart that you give because you know it's your last season,” Oglivie added. “I feel like everyone played like it was their last chance every single time we practiced and in every game.”

Army's plebes had 11 of the Black Knights' 15 kills in the first set of play. Allanah Cutler led the way with six, while Paige Fixemer contributed three and Mackenzie Karnig added two. The Fighting Irish led 23-21, but the Cadets used a 4-0 run to take the first. Read more.

Johns, Padon and Cassalia Dominate Postseason Patriot League Honors
4/14/2021

Johns, Padon and Cassalia Dominate Postseason Patriot League HonorsArmy West Point Women's Soccer won three-of-six major Patriot League Postseason honors, as Erynn Johns was named Offensive Player of the Year, Mia Padon was named Defensive Player of the Year and Sydney Cassalia was named Goalkeeper of the Year, it was announced today by the conference office. The Black Knights also led the conference with four First Team All-Patriot League honors, as Johns, Padon and Cassalia were joined by yearling midfielder Lauren Drysdale on the first team.

Three Black Knights earned Third Team All-Patriot League honors, with Elise Urkov, Emily Torres and Morgan Walsh all earning third team selections. Overall, the Black Knights' seven selections were tied with Loyola for the most postseason honorees.

Johns became the first Black Knight to earn Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year since Holly Pedley earned the honor in 1997. Overall, the Austin, Texas, native is just the third Black Knight to earn the honor after capping the 2021 spring season with two goals and one assist for a team-leading five points.

“Erynn was one of our biggest threats in creating chances,” said first-year head coach Tracy Chao. “She was fantastic in not only utilizing her physicality and pace in 1v1 situations but created even more dangerous opportunities for herself and the team with her ability to read the space ahead. Erynn's work rate is excellent, and even more so, her character on and off the field is exceptional.”

Padon, a senior from Spokane, Wash., became the first Black Knight since Molly McGuigan was named Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011. Overall, she is just the third Black Knight to earn the honor, as Lauren Rowe was the first Black Knight to do so in 2002. Read more.

Risi, Mikoud Take Home Weekly Honors
4/14/2021

Risi, Mikoud Take Home Weekly HonorsThe Army West Point Men's and Women's Track and Field teams took home two weekly honors, the league announced yesterday. Marco Risi was the men's field athlete of the week and Emily Mikoud was tabbed field athlete of the week on the women's side.

Risi won the hammer throw at the Bucknell Quad Meet with an IC4A-qualifying distance of 62.37 meters. The mark is the best in the Patriot League and ranks 64th in NCAA DI. His hammer throw mark is third in Army West Point program history.

Mikoud posted ECAC-qualifying throws in three events, winning the shot put (14.10m), discuss (48.33m) and placing second in the hammer throw (55.81m) at the Bucknell Quad Meet. Her distance in the discus is the best in the Patriot League and the second-best mark of her career.

Pereira Earns All-Patriot League Postseason Honors
4/14/2021

Pereira Earns All-Patriot League Postseason HonorsCow midfielder Oscar Pereira was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team, it was announced today by the conference office.

This is the first postseason honor for the Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, native, who played in all six games (including two fall contests vs. Merchant Marine Academy).

In the four Patriot League games this spring, Pereira averaged 85 minutes per game and tallied one goal, a penalty kick finish in a 2-1 loss vs. Lafayette.

Overall, on the season, including the two fall contests, he finished the year with three goals and two assists for eight total points. Story.

Volleyball Set for First Round NCAA Tournament
4/14/2021

Volleyball Set for First Round NCAA TournamentThe Army West Point Volleyball team will take on Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship at noon on Wednesday, April 14, in Omaha, NE. The winner will advance to play No. 10 Oregon in the second round on Thursday, April 15.

Game Info: First Round | Wednesday, April 15 | Noon | Omaha, NE - Army (6-2) vs. Notre Dame (14-3) Live Stream (ESPN3) | Live Stats.

This is Army's second ever trip to the NCAA tournament. The only other season it advanced to the tournament was in 2009 under then third-year head coach Alma Kovaci Lee. The Cadets fell to Penn in University Park, Pa., 3-1 on Dec. 4, 2009. The Black Knights knocked off top-seeded Colgate, 3-1, in the Patriot League championship on April 3. In the semifinal round the night before, Army bested second-seeded Holy Cross in a five-set thriller.

Army enters the matchup riding a five-game winning streak after starting the season 1-2. The matchup marks the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Read more.

Schupler, Hudgins Earn Patriot League Weekly Awards
4/13/2021

Schupler, Hudgins Earn Patriot League Weekly AwardsMarcus Hudgins and Wyatt Schupler took home Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse weekly awards after Army's victory over Loyola on the road Saturday in Baltimore.

Hudgins earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time, while Schupler garnered Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time in 2021.

Hudgins had a team high six ground balls and two caused turnovers in the win over Loyola. He led an Army defense that held Loyola scoreless for over 24 minutes in the second half and allowed only four goals in three quarters vs. the Greyhounds. The six ground balls were a season high, and his assignment was the Greyhounds' Aidan Olmstead, and he was held scoreless until the final 10 minutes of the game when Army had a commanding 11-4 lead.

Schupler finished with 16 saves and had nine saves in the first half. He helped Army hold Loyola scoreless for over 24 minutes and allowed Army to build up an 11-4 lead in the fourth quarter. Held the Greyhounds to four goals for the first three quarters. He has tallied double digit saves in six of seven games in 2021.

The Black Knights are back in action Saturday as Army hosts Boston University for their second matchup of the season. Faceoff is set for 2pm on ESPN+ streaming services.

Sandhurst 2021 is Underway!
4/13/2021

Sandhurst 2021 is Underway!This is not a drill! Cadets at the United States Military Academy ran a 4.37-mile relay race yesterday, April 12, 2021, to kick off the international military skills competition known as Sandhurst! This relay race determines each team's starting position when the two-day competition officially starts this Friday on April 16th and 17th for 2021. The last time this two-day military skills obstacle challenge took place was in 2019 when West Point won both 1st and 2nd place. The winning saber was brought home by the USMA-Black team and Company D-2 came in second. Go Army!

Here is a list of the top 20 teams: 1. B4 - 2. USMA Gold - 3. Air Force - 4. USMA Black - 5. Navy - 6. E4 - 7. Embry-Riddle - 8. D2 - 9. E3 - 10. D1 - 11. A4 - 12. Gonzaga - 13. Stephen F. Austin - 14. Louisville - 15. Oregon State - 16. D3 - 17. South Florida - 18. Texas A&M - 19. BYU - 20. North Georgia.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the international teams will not take part this year and will return for Sandhurst 2022. Click the full list and updates about Sandhurst.

Brattan, Lenkart Take Home Weekly Honors
4/13/2021

Brattan, Lenkart Take Home Weekly HonorsThe Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team had a pair of Patriot League weekly award winners, the league office announced yesterday afternoon. Jackie Brattan was tabbed the league's attacker of the week, while Madeline Lenkart garnered rookie of the week honors.

Brattan scored a single-game program record eight goals and matched a single-game program record with nine points in Army West Point's 18-11 victory over Lafayette on Saturday. The firstie attacker moved into first-place in program history with 118 career goals. She went 2-for-3 on free position attempts and had five draw controls for the Black Knights.

Lenkart scored two goals on three shots to help Army West Point to an 18-11 victory over Lafayette. The plebe midfielder scored her first goal during the Black Knights' game-opening 7-0 run and she added the final tally of the game. She also won two draw controls and picked up one ground ball in the win.

Army will take on Boston University on the road at 3pm on Saturday, April 17.

Join the West Point DEVCOM WISE Challenge Semi-Finals
4/13/2021

Join the West Point DEVCOM WISE Challenge Semi-FinalsJoin us tomorrow at 7:30pm EST on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/westpoint/videos for the West Point DEVCOM Warfighter Innovation in Science and Engineering (WISE) Challenge Semi-Finals.

WISE is a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) competition sponsored by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Soldier Center and approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research & Technology.

Nine cadet teams from across West Point will compete in a Shark Tank-like event to be selected to represent the Academy at the upcoming DEVCOM WISE Finals. The competition is managed by the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering’s Center for Innovation and Engineering.

For more information on this event contact the Center for Innovation and Engineering at CMEcie_director@westpoint.edu

Women’s Rugby Earns Three Wins on Senior Night
4/12/2021

Women’s Rugby Earns Three Wins on Senior NightThe Army West Point Women's Rugby team fully embraced their long-anticipated return to the Anderson Rugby Complex on Friday, as the Black Knights earned three 7's victories against the LIU Sharks.

Army opened up the night with a 40-0 victory in the opening game. Hailey Hodsden scored two tries to lead the way. Firstie captain Eleanor Burnett matched Hodsden's 10 points with five conversions. Alexis Smalls, Kaylee Cargile, and Rebecca Syrup would each cross the try line as well for Army.

The Black Knights remained strong after a resilient Sharks team came out strong in the second affair. After going down 5-0, Army would bounce back to win 22-5. Sydney Schaff led the way with 10 points on two tries. Nicole Wantlin added a try and a conversion, and Samantha Gunn rounded out the scoring with a try of her own.

Army kept its foot on the gas in the final game of the night. Schaaf would add two more tries to lead the way in a 34-8 win. Gillian Scott, Syrup, Julia Riekena, and Emma Richards-Smith would each cross the try line. Kaitlyn Schwarting chipped in two conversions. Read more.

Kozlowski, Bilek Named Second Team All-Americans
4/12/2021

Kozlowski, Bilek Named Second Team All-AmericansTrevin Kozlowski and Colin Bilek added to their postseason accolades as the pair were announced as CCM/AHCA Hockey All-Americans for the 2020-21 season.

The nation's top 24 college hockey players from 14 different institutions were announced tonight on the Hobey Baker Announcement program carried by the NHL Network.

“This is an unbelievable day for the Army hockey program,” head coach Brian Riley said. “For us to have not one but two players receive All-American status, it is one of the highlights of my coaching career. Both of these men had outstanding seasons and the thing that makes all of us here at West Point so proud is the type of young men that they are and the leaders they are going to become when they graduate from West Point.”

Kozlowski went 14-4-1 overall this season for the Black Knights, including a 15-game unbeaten streak in 2021. Kozlowski's .763 winning percentage was sixth in the nation and he finished ninth in country in goals against average at 1.91, which was an Army single-season record. He led an Army defense that ranked 11th in the nation in scoring defense allowing 2.18 goals per game.

“It's a great honor for myself, but also for the Army Hockey program as well,” Kozlowski said. “It is nice for Colin and me to be recognized on the national level for our hard work and effort this past year, but none of this could have been done without the help of my teammates and coaching staff. It is a great honor.”

Bilek, who was a Hobey Baker Award nominee, finished the season ranked second in total goals with 18 on the season and second in goals per game at 0.82. He ended up behind two skaters that played nine more games than the Black Knights. Bilek scored eight times on the power play and that finished in a tie for second in the nation.

“Very honored to even be part of a conversation in something like this,” Bilek said. “No words can describe how thankful I am to this program, my teammates and my family. I am just very blessed to be named an All-American.” Read more.

Men’s Tennis Caps Off Undefeated Weekend
4/12/2021

Men’s Tennis Caps Off Undefeated WeekendThe Army West Point Men’s Tennis team continued its undefeated run in the Patriot League, as the Black Knights took down Lehigh, 4-2 on Sunday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The win is the fifth straight overall for Army (7-1, 4-0), who impressed against a strong Mountain Hawk (3-2, 2-2) squad.

Army continued its exceptional doubles play to begin the match. Diego Huttepain and Samuel Eden won 6-1 at No. 2, while Samuel Haikal and David Gorshein cruised to a 6-0 victory. The momentum carried into singles action for the Black Knights. Samuel Eden made it 2-0 on the team score with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4.

After dropping No. 1, Huttepain finished strong at No. 2 with a 6-4, 7-5 victory to make it 3-1 Army. Lehigh would take No. 5 to cut the deficit, but sophomore Thomas Lake would provide the clincher for the Black Knights with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win. Read more.

Men’s Rugby Cruises to Victory on the Road
4/12/2021

Men’s Rugby Cruises to Victory on the RoadThe Army West Point Men’s Rugby team looked impressive Saturday, as the Black Knights cruised to a 67-0 victory over Norwich. This was the second consecutive week on the road for Army (3-0), following a 34-7 win against Queens University of Charlotte last Saturday.

The scoring came early and often for the Black Knights, as Army tallied 11 total tries on the day. Yearling Adam Bazan led the way with three scores. Fellow yearling Cole Taft added two tries of his own.

Edward King, Maxwell Brown, Connor Fay, Benjamin West, Jacob Craig, Andre Lopez also each crossed the try line. Max Delai led the kicking game with three conversions, while Lee Cooper added two of his own, and Matt De Frates chipped in one. Read more.

Davis Named Nominee for CGA MVP Award
4/12/2021

Davis Named Nominee for CGA MVP AwardArmy West Point cow gymnast Mathew Davis was tabbed a nominee for the College Gymnastics Association's Most Valuable Player. Davis is one of 12 gymnasts in the nation up for the honor.

The Frisco, Texas, native had Army's highest scores of the season in floor exercise (13.85), still rings (13.9) and parallel bars (13.55). He was recently one of 15 members of the Black Knights to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet and was Army's sole all-around representative.

The Black Knights individual qualifiers will compete in the NCAA Championship meet in Minneapolis on April 16-17.

Brattan’s Eight Goals Propels Army Past Lafayette
4/12/2021

Brattan’s Eight Goals Propels Army Past LafayetteJackie Brattan set a single-game program record with eight goals in the Army West Point women's lacrosse team's 18-11 win over Lafayette Saturday at Michie Stadium.

“My coaches have really been harping on shooting, so we've just been getting a ton of reps,” Brattan said. “My teammates were also clearing through the lanes for me and feeding me when I'm open with awesome assists.”

Brattan, a senior from Garden City, NY, moved into first place on Army's all-time goals list with 118 in her career. She also matched teammate Caroline Raymond's single-game record for points with nine. Raymond had five with a pair of goals and three assists. Jolie Riedell contributed four points off the bench with a hat trick and an assist. In total, six members of the Black Knights had multi-point performances.

The Black Knights won the draw control battle 23-7. Raymond bested her single-game program record of 12 draw controls with 13. Army opened the contest with seven goals in the first 8:20 of play. Brattan recorded a hat trick just under seven minutes into the contest, while Raymond, Cameron Manor, Madeline Lenkart and Jolie Riedell contributed the other goals. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Boston on the Road
4/12/2021

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Boston on the RoadThe Army West Point Men’s Tennis team took down Boston University, 4-0 on Saturday to continue its undefeated run in Patriot League play.

The Black Knights (6-1, 3-0) have now won four straight overall and look to be hitting their stride heading down the stretch of the regular season.

Army opened the match with a strong showing in doubles play. Diego Huttepain and Samuel Eden cruised to a 6-1 win at No. 2, followed by a 6-3 victory at No. 1 by A.J. Woodman and Thomas Lake to put the Black and Gold up 1-0.

The Black Knights cruised into singles play, winning three matches in straight sets. Lake scored a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 3; Eden won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4, and Woodman provided the clincher at No. 2 with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. Read more.

Men’s Soccer Dominates in 1-1 Draw at Boston U
4/12/2021

Men’s Soccer Dominates in 1-1 Draw at Boston UThe Army West Point Men’s Soccer team battled host Boston University to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field. Army (2-3-1, 0-3-1 PL) dominated throughout the contest, outshooting host Boston U (1-2-1, 1-2-1 PL) 16-2 and drawing 10 corner kick opportunities to just two for the Terriers.

“The team earned a point today on the road and put together an attacking performance that deserved three points. We've built the right kind of momentum over the last few halves of play and they are feeling the togetherness and belief that they have in each other,” said head coach Russell Payne.

The Terriers got on the board first, however, in just the fourth minute of the contest as forward Ronaldo Marshall finished off a one-timer inside the box off a feed from Zion Balogun. Down 1-0 in the early goings, the Black Knights continued to fight and played most of the remainder of regulation in the Terriers' defensive half.

The efforts finally paid off in the 83rd minute, as D'Anthony Brown made a streaking run down the right flank, cut inside and was fouled hard just outside of the right corner of the box. Carter Kowalewski took the free kick from about 20 yards out and delivered a low drive that curled just inside the right post to even the game up, 1-1. Read more.

Track and Field Competes in Bucknell Quad Meet
4/12/2021

Track and Field Competes in Bucknell Quad MeetThe Army West Point Men's and Women's Track and Field teams competed in the Bucknell Quad meet on Sunday. The men's team finished third with 128 points and the women's team placed third with 138.

The men had a total of seven event winners and 16 top-three performances. Geoff Kirk was the Cadets' sole double-winner, claiming the shot put (17.81m) and discus (51.70m).

Men's event winners: 100m: Jon Redmond – 10.90, 800m: Peter Smith – 1:53.33, 200m: Ryan Hogan – 21.85, Shot Put: Geoff Kirk – 17.81m, Hammer Throw: Marco Risi – 62.37m, Long Jump: Kevin Kurth – 6.82m, Discus: Geoff Kirk – 51.70m.

The women's team had four events and totaled 13 top-three finishes. Emily Mikoud claimed first in two events, winning the shot put (14.01m) and Discus (48.33m).

Women's event winners: Shot Put: Emily Mikoud – 14.01m, Hammer Throw: Abigail Green – 60.06m, Javelin: Nicole Sacchinelli – 41.63m, Discus: Emily Mikoud – 48.33m. Read more.

Women’s Tennis Bests Bucknell at Home
4/12/2021

Women’s Tennis Bests Bucknell at HomeThe Army West Point Women’s Tennis team won a hard-fought match over a good Bucknell team on Friday afternoon.

The Black Knights got off to a good start during doubles, winning two out of the three matchups. Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent won on the first court by a score of 6-3, while Paola Bou and Sophie Mckenzie posted a strong score in the second slot shutting out their opponent 6-0.

The Black Knights battled hard during singles, winning three of six matchups. Sam Dimaio led off for West Point in No. 1 singles, defeating her matchup in two bouts. Mckenzie had another great performance in singles, as she came back from a deficit and beat her opponent in three bouts. MaryJo Pidgeon rounded off the singles matchups for the Black Knights, winning the sixth slot by a score of 6-4 and 7-5. Read more.

Softball Snaps Terriers 17-Game Win Streak
4/12/2021

Softball Snaps Terriers 17-Game Win StreakThe Army West Point Softball team won the latter game of its doubleheader against Boston University Friday afternoon at the BU Softball Field, 7-4. The Terriers slightly edged the Black Knights 1-0 in the first contest.

The first game, which featured Alicyn Grete and BU's Ali DuBois in the circle, was unsurprisingly a pitchers duel. Grete entered the contest with an ERA of 1.81, the fourth lowest in the league. DuBois, who has allowed just five earned runs in 78.0 innings pitched this season, owns the best ERA in the Patriot League at 0.45.

Grete struck out seven batters and allowed seven hits in 6.0 innings of work. The lone run of the game came in the third inning with BU's Kayla Roncin homering to center field. The result extended the Terriers win-streak to 17 games.

The streak, however, would end at just that.

The Black Knights' bats exploded in the second contest. Megan Muffett and Ally Snelling led the way with 3 RBIs each. Both of the firstie captains were 2-for-3 at the dish. Read more.

Army Trio Earns Inside Lacrosse Midseason Honors
4/9/2021

Army Trio Earns Inside Lacrosse Midseason HonorsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team was well-represented on the Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America list as Brendan Nichtern, Wyatt Schupler and Marcus Hudgins were all honored yesterday evening.

Nichtern and Hudgins were named to the second team, while Schupler was an honorable mention honoree. The trio are among the top players in the nation and were named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List earlier this season for the country's top lacrosse player.

Nichtern leads the nation in points per game with 6.33 per contest and has three games with seven or more points. He has 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points in six games and has tallied 19 points against three ranked opponents this season. He ranks fifth in assists per game at 3.17.

Hudgins is the leader of the Army defense, which ranks 15th in the nation in scoring defense. He is seventh in the country with over two caused turnovers per game. Hudgins continually covers the opponents' top player. He held 10th-ranked Lehigh's top scorer Tommy Schelling to no points last Saturday.

Schupler is among the top goalies in the country and is 15th in save percentage and 18th in goals against average this season. Schupler has made double-digit saves in five of six games this season with a season-high 17 against Boston University on March 6. He stopped 13 against Syracuse in Army's 18-11 victory.

The Black Knights are back in action this weekend against No. 12 Loyola in Baltimore on CBS Sports Network with the opening faceoff at 1pm.

Department of Systems Engineering Faculty Awards
4/9/2021

Department of Systems Engineering Faculty AwardsCongratulations to LTC Kathryn Pegues, CPT(P) Arthur Middlebrooks, and MAJ Ray Vetter who were honored at a Department awards ceremony yesterday. LTC Pegues was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for her work as Deputy Chair of Task Force Teamwork (TFT), a new, grassroots level effort to help USMA departments and directorates recruit a more diverse faculty and staff. She was also presented with her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

CPT(P) Middlebrooks was also honored for his work as a member of Task Force Teamwork (TFT), as well as his efforts on the Dean’s Diverse Faculty Recruiting Panel earlier this year. CPT(P) Middlebrooks received an Army Achievement Medal. MAJ Vetter was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for his efforts during Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration (RSOI) of the Corps of Cadets during summer 2020. MAJ Vetter served as an accountability representative at major New York City airports. He received cadets traveling back to USMA and ensured they arrived safely while following COVID-related protocol. Congratulations from the entire DSE team!

Cadets Discuss Topics From The Middle Ages
4/9/2021

Cadets Discuss Topics From The Middle AgesHow do you combine discussions of architecture, chivalry, and the rise of the university in the middle ages into a single class at West Point? You bring Cadets to Taylor Hall of course. MAJ Ron Braasch’s HI361 class did just that this week where they discussed Taylor Hall’s neogothic designs and medieval-like features. The centerpiece of Taylor Hall’s interior is the fireplace in the academic board room finished by Lee Lawrie in 1908. It contains the figures of Joshua, Hector, David, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, King Arthur, Godfrey of Bouillon, and Judas Maccabeus. These figures, called the “Nine Worthies” since the 13th century, appeared alongside the first tangible definitions of medieval chivalry. MAJ Braasch’s class discussed the power of these imposing images and how the memory of the middle ages had a profound effect on officership in the early twentieth century.

Dolehide Garners Patriot League Weekly Honors
4/8/2021

Dolehide Garners Patriot League Weekly HonorsArmy West Point Women's Tennis player Stephanie Dolehide was named the Patriot League Women's Tennis Player of the Week after her stellar play in a 5-2 victory versus Navy in the Star Match this past Saturday.

She won in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) playing at No. 2 over Kacey Moore. Her singles win provided the clinching point for Army in the Star Match.

Also playing alongside Caroline Vincent at No. 1 doubles, the duo won 6-2 over Miranda Deng and Jillian Taggart.

On the season, Dolehide is 4-2 in doubles play and 5-1 in singles.

The Black Knights return to action on Friday, April 9 for a dual league match against Bucknell at 1 p.m. from the Malek Tennis Center.

Four From Men’s Gymnastics Earn All-ECAC Honors
4/8/2021

Four From Men’s Gymnastics Earn All-ECAC HonorsThe Army West Point Men's Gymnastics team placed four members on the all-ECAC teams. Corban Barstow and Kalvin Kingshill were each named all-conference floor exercise performers. Matthew Martin was tabbed a first team all-conference pommel horse selection and Connor Cavanagh was a first team all-ECAC vault honoree.

Barstow had a season high score of 13.35 in the floor exercise during the regular season. He later bested that mark during the ECAC Championship meet with a tally of 13.45. Likewise, Kingshill saved his season-best performance for the ECAC championship, finishing with a 13.4 in the floor exercise. His previous top score of the season came in the All-Academy Championships when he registered a 13.3.

Martin was the ECAC champion in pommel horse, scoring a season-best mark of 14.0 in the championship meet. Prior to the meet, his best score was a 13.55 against Springfield. Cavanagh had posted scores of 14.0 or higher in three of the five meets he competed in this season. His best tally was 14.15, which came in the All-Academy Championship.

West Point Social & Wellness Lunch
4/8/2021

West Point Social & Wellness LunchYesterday the Dean’s West Point Writing Program (WPWP) hosted a social and wellness lunch for approximately 70 Cadet Writing Fellows. The WPWP provided a homemade lunch that included farm-to-table tacos, fresh salsa, and fresh-from-the-oven cookies. Additionally, Friede, the Writing Fellows’ favorite puppy, attended to spread some cheer. As they develop as teachers and scholars, these Cadet Fellows constantly give back to the Corps, facilitating expert consultations about writing with their peers week-in and week-out. That faculty and staff gave back to them in turn, in this event, was a great example of kindness, compassion, and leadership. Thank you to all in our West Point community for the quiet ways we give to others on a daily basis. Together, we will end this semester strong.

Track & Field Takes Home Three Weekly Honors
4/8/2021

Track & Field Takes Home Three Weekly HonorsThe Army West Point Men's and Women's Track and Field team placed three athletes on the Patriot League weekly honor roll. Firstie Geoff Kirk was awarded men's field athlete of the week, while plebe Mitchell Burr and Helen Shearer both took home rookie of the week.

Kirk earned men's field athlete of the week after setting an Army West Point and a Star Meet record in the shot put with an IC4A-qualifying throw of 18.59 meters. His shot put is currently best in the Patriot League, and the 26th best in NCAA D1 this season. He also placed third in the discus with a throw of 52.32 meters.

Plebe Mitchell Burr was awarded men's rookie of the week after winning the 1,500 meters with an IC4A-qualifying time of 3:50.24. This was his personal best and ranks fourth fastest in the Patriot League this season. The California native beat runners with two of the fastest three times this season.

Helen Shearer earned women's rookie of the week after an exceptional performance. She set a school and Star Meet record by winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an ECAC-qualifying time of 10:33.67. Her time is the fastest in the Patriot League by more than 20 seconds, and the 26th fastest in NCAA D1 this season.

Beyer, Miller, Kirk and Tovkach Named March CEP Scholar Athletes
4/8/2021

Beyer, Miller, Kirk and Tovkach Named March CEP Scholar AthletesArmy West Point athletics announced its Corps Squad Athletes of the Month for March. Kyle Beyer (Men's Lacrosse), Taylor Miller (Women's Lacrosse), Geoff Kirk (Men's Track and Field) and Anna Tovkach (Women's Track and Field) were the March recipients.

Beyer, a Firstie from Morris Plains, NJ, is a civil engineering major from Company H-3. He earned Dean's List status five times while also contributing on the field at multiple positions. After playing in half of the team's games as a Plebe, Kyle played in all 18 games for Army during the Spring 2019 season, followed by appearances in all 8 games in the shortened 2020 season. In 2019 he helped Army to victory by causing three turnovers and collecting three ground balls in the Patriot League championship game against Lehigh. Last season he finished second on the team with a total of 26 ground balls in eight games.

Head Coach Joe Alberici said “Kyle epitomizes everything we look for in our young men, as a student, as a player and most importantly as a teammate. He has excelled in the classroom, in arguably one of West Point's most difficult academic majors. On the field, he has done everything the coaching staff has asked of him, to include switching positions to close defenseman in his senior season, after playing in every game of the last two seasons as a long-stick midfielder. As a teammate, he is a terrific leader. He is always willing to help everyone else in our locker room, in any way he can. I know Kyle will go on to achieve great success in the Army and in life.” Read more.

Men’s Rugby Opens Spring Season Victorious
4/7/2021

Men’s Rugby Opens Spring Season VictoriousThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team made its long-anticipated spring debut Saturday, as they defeated Queen's University of Charlotte, 34-7 in 15s action.

The Black Knights got right to work in the second minute, as Robert Barrett crossed the try line for the first points of the season. Sean McNulty followed with the first of his two conversions to put Army up 7-0 early.

McNulty would then make it 10-0 after converting a penalty kick in the 27th minute.

Ben Kelly and Nolan Green each scored in the 37th and 46th minutes to extend the Black Knights lead to 20-0.

Firstie captain Parker Ross would keep the momentum going, scoring a try in the 48th minute. McNulty followed with a conversion to make it 27-0 early in the second half.

After their lone try in the 68th minute by the Royals, Army would add one more score late in the game — a Steven Rohde try, followed by a Green conversion. Read more.

15 Gymnasts Qualify for NCAA Championship Meet
4/7/2021

The Army West Point Men's Gymnastics team had 15 different individuals qualify for the National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships. The meet will begin with two pre-qualifying sessions conducted April 16 at Maturi Sports Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Three teams and the top three all-around competitors not on one of the qualifying teams, plus the top three individuals on each event not already qualified on a team or as an all-around competitor, will advance from each pre-qualifying session to the finals session. Finals competition will take place April 17, also in Minnesota. Read more.

Baseball Takes Midweek Contest at St. Joe's, 4-3
4/7/2021

Baseball Takes Midweek Contest at St. Joe's, 4-3The Army Black Knights won their ninth-straight contest as they defeated Saint Joseph's University on the road, 4-3, yesterday afternoon. The Black Knights (12-11) scored the eventual game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning off an RBI single from Sam Ruta and reliever Connelly Early took the win as the tossed 3.0 scoreless down the stretch.

The Black Knights got on the board first, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning as Jeremiah Adams got us started with an RBI double down the left field line, followed by a Derek Berg single through the left side to plate the second run of the inning. The Hawks (5-6) didn't waste any time, however, as Callahan delivered a solo home run off Army starter Joel Rubin, and the Army lead was cut in half, 2-1.

The Hawks then tied the ballgame up in the fourth inning as Picollo came through with an RBI single off Rubin. Rubin's final line was two runs, four hits, two walks and three strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work. He earned the no-decision. The Black Knights answered right back, however, as Carter Macias delivered a sac fly to take the lead back, 3-2. Read more.

Volleyball Wins Patriot League Championship
4/6/2021

Volleyball Wins Patriot League ChampionshipThe third-seeded Army West Point Volleyball team claimed the Patriot League Championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Colgate Saturday afternoon at Cotterell Court.

“I'm so proud of our team for the way they showed maturity today. Even though our women are young, they had the ability to be calm under pressure,” Army head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said.

With the win the Black Knights have earned an automatic qualifier bid into the NCAA Tournament.

“I'm really proud that Army will be represented in the NCAAs. Knowing that we're not just representing West Point, but the army as a whole in the NCAAs feels incredible,” Kovaci Lee said.

The plebe tandem of Mackenzie Karnig and Allanah Cutler led the Cadets with 16 kills apiece. Additionally, classmate Paige Fixemer and firstie captain Monica Eckford both contributed nine. Hannah Presley, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, had 43 assists and no setting errors. Ana Oglivie led the team with 18 digs.

This marked the second consecutive match, which the Black Knights battled back after dropping the opening set. The Cadets had a 21-17 lead in the first set, but the Raiders closed out on an 8-2 run. Read more.

Martin Crowned ECAC Pommel Horse Champion
4/6/2021

Martin Crowned ECAC Pommel Horse ChampionFirstie Matthew Martin claimed first-place honors on pommel horse behind a season-high 14.00 and three other Army gymnasts earned top spots on the podium as they led the Black Knights to third place honors at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship Saturday afternoon at Gross Center.

Patrick Armstrong led Army on parallel bars with a career-high 13.4, just .2 off the winner, in taking third-place honors. Jacob Nauman tied for third on vault with a 14.2, just shy of his season best, and Mitchell Monahan rounded out the team's top place winners in posting the fourth best mark on still rings with a season-best 13.30.

Navy claimed the ECAC title scoring a 397.80 followed by William & Mary (392.10), host Army behind a season-high 388.05 and Springfield College (381.75). Read more.

Slomkowski Tabbed Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week
4/6/2021

Slomkowski Tabbed Patriot League Goalkeeper of the WeekArmy West Point firstie goalkeeper Hannah Slomkowski was named the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week after impressive performances against Holy Cross and Colgate last week.

The Baltimore native posted a .514 save percentage and an 8.17 goals-against average in wins against two talented teams, seating the Black Knights at 2-0 in Patriot League North Division play.

Slomkowski made 10 saves in a 13-10 victory over Holy Cross last Thursday, and eight saves in 14-7 victory over Colgate last Sunday.

West Point returns to Michie Stadium on Saturday, April 10 as it hosts Lafayette at 2pm for a Patriot League matchup.

Join The West Point Information Admissions Brief
4/6/2021

Join The West Point Information Admissions BriefJoin the West Point Admissions team Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT, on Facebook Live for an information brief to learn more about admissions requirements, process, cadet life, and the opportunities that a West Point degree opens. This brief will be catered to parents of West Point cadet candidates, but current candidates, potential candidates, and families are welcome to attend.

Women’s Tennis Captures Star Match
4/6/2021

The Army West Point Women’s Tennis team extended its winning streak to seven on Saturday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center, as the Black Knights took down rival Navy, 5-2, to earn a star in the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA.

The dual began with a back-and-forth affair for the opening doubles point. Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent cruised to a 6-2 win at No. 1 to set the tempo. After dropping a tiebreaker at No. 2, Sasha Inchauste and Hannah Boubel rallied for a 7-6 (4) tiebreak win of their own at No. 3 to give Army the early 1-0 team lead.

The Black Knights carried that momentum into singles action, as the Cadets jumped out to three victories by straight sets. Ana Joyner earned Army's second team point with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1. Paola Bou would follow suit, winning 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4.

The clincher would come at No. 2, with Dolehide storming to a 6-2, 6-4 victory to give Army the Star. After wins by Navy on courts five and six, Vincent would give the Black Knights their fifth point with a three-set win at No. 3.

Army will remain at home, as the Black Knights welcome Bucknell to the Malek Tennis Center on Friday, April 9 for a Patriot League dual at 1pm. Read more.

Katsenes Leads Army at Haskins Award Invite
4/6/2021

Katsenes Leads Army at Haskins Award InviteThe Army West Point Golf team concluded the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational on Sunday and finished 15th in the field following three rounds.

The Black Knights ended up with a team score of 908 (+44) and had a 304 (+16) on the final day of competition. Oklahoma State won the team title at 37-under par for the tournament. Ryan Hall of South Carolina won the individual title after winning on the second playoff hole after carding a 14-under par tournament.

Tom Katsenes was Army's top performer on the weekend and on Sunday. He finished the three-day event at 2-over par after shooting even par 72 in the final round. He was at 3-under par through 16 holes as well. Katsenes score of 2-over was 38th place on the leaderboard.

Next up for the Black Knights is its annual Star Match against Navy on April 17-18 at the West Point Golf Course.

Women’s Lacrosse Picks Up Road Victory over Colgate
4/6/2021

Women’s Lacrosse Picks Up Road Victory over ColgateA strong performance on both ends of the field by the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team led to a 14-7 victory over Colgate on Sunday afternoon in Patriot League action.

“I am unbelievably proud of our team for finishing out this stretch of three games in eight days in tough fashion. This was a great program win,” Army head coach Kristen Skiera said. “Our defense was cohesive, and we limited a potent Colgate offense to a season-low seven goals. Our draw team of Caroline Raymond, Julia Franzoni and Jackie Brattan was stellar yet again. And on the offensive end, we shared the ball and had contributions from every player who stepped onto the field for us.”

Six different Black Knights had multi-point contests, led by Jolie Riedell had a career-high five points on four goals and one assist. Anna Orlando also registered a career high in points with four with a pair of goals and assists. Hannah Slomkowski recorded eight saves on 15 shots faced.

The Black Knights got out to a quick 4-1 lead thanks to three straight goals early in the first half. Army saw four different goal scorers find the back of the net with Raymond, Riedell, Brattan and Orlando all getting on the scoresheet in the opening moments. Brattan's was a beauty of a transition tally with Lauren Bredenburg starting the break and earning the assist. Read more.

Softball Splits with Lehigh in First Home Game Since 2019 Season
4/6/2021

Softball Splits with Lehigh in First Home Game Since 2019 SeasonFor the first time in 702 days, Army West Point Softball action returned to the Softball Complex along the banks of the Hudson Sunday afternoon.

“It took so many people to get us on the field today,” said Army head coach Cheryl Milligan, who picked up her first career home victory. “There's so many people to thank – our sports medicine staff, in particular our athletic trainer Rachel Leahy, and just all the people who put in so much work to get this done. It's so great to be back and I think that's part of where our energy comes from, we're just so happy to be here.”

The Black Knights split a doubleheader with Patriot League foe Lehigh, winning the first game 2-1 and dropping the second contest 12-10 in a rollercoaster nine-inning game.

The first tilt was a pitcher's duel with both sides finishing with just three hits apiece. Angelina Bebek's leadoff single in the bottom of the first was the only hit on either side through the first three innings. Alicyn Grete retired the first nine batters she faced.

Ally Snelling got aboard to start off the bottom of the fourth with a leadoff single to right field. In the next at bat, Megan Muffett belted her second homer of the series with a no-doubter that cleared the left field fence by a good 30-feet. Read more.

Baseball Completes Sweep of Lafayette
4/6/2021

Baseball Completes Sweep of LafayetteThe Black Knights extended their winning streak to eight games as they finished off a four-game sweep of Lafayette with a 6-1 victory in game one on Sunday and a 6-5 11-inning come-from-behind victory in game two.

The Black Knights. (11-11, 7-3 Patriot League) scored at least one run in the final five frames of the seven-inning game one on Sunday afternoon. Jeremiah Adams was 2-for-3 with a triple, one RBI and one walk, while Carter Macias also had a two-hit performance.

Patrick Melampy was strong on the mound on the day, earning the win despite not going a full 5.0 innings. He scattered four hits and allowed just one run with two walks and four strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work in the seven-inning contest. Reliever Trevor Finan tossed 2.2 scoreless with three strikeouts to one walk to close out the 6-1 victory in game one.

In game two, the Black Knights trailed from the get-go, giving up two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Black Knights got a run back in the top of the third on an Anthony Giachin single, but the Leopards answered right back with another run in the bottom of the third inning. Army pulled within one after adding one more in the fourth inning on a bases-loaded walk. Read more.

King to Compete in the 2021 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship
4/2/2021

King to Compete in the 2021 Dos Equis 3X3U National ChampionshipArmy West Point firstie forward Alex King has been selected to participate in the 2021 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, scheduled for April 2-4 at The Pavilion in Indianapolis.

Sixty-four players, who have elected to begin their professional careers, will represent all 32 Division I conferences. This year, each conference will be paired with another based on geographic region, comparable KenPom preseason rankings and conference history at the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. In addition, all 16 teams will be separated in one of two pools, meaning more guaranteed games. King is one of four players that will be part of the Ivy League/Patriot League team.

King became the 36th player in program history to become a 1000-point scorer. He finished his Black Knight career with 1,015 points. In 2021 he played in all 22 games, starting 21 of them. He averaged a career-high 11.9 points per game, third most on the team. He shot 53.8 percent from the field and was also 29-of-86 from three-point range. He played in 114 career games, starting 80 games.

Teams will play each squad in their respective pool on April 2 and 3 before all 16 will head to the knockout stage on April 4, with the top two teams from each pool receiving byes to the quarterfinals. Read more.

SSG Walsh Virtual National Anthem for the Yankees
4/2/2021

SSG Walsh Virtual National Anthem for the YankeesBringing a little West Point to Yankee Stadium for Opening Day! The United States Military Academy cadet color guard and vocalist Staff Sgt. Walsh were featured on the big screen at yesterday’s New York Yankees game with a virtual performance of our National Anthem.

Mitchell, Kingshill Earn Weekly ECAC Awards
4/2/2021

Mitchell, Kingshill Earn Weekly ECAC AwardsThe Army West Point Men's Gymnastics team had a pair of members take home ECAC weekly awards. Zachary Mitchell was tabbed the league's specialist of the week, while Kalvin Kingshill was the rookie of the week.

Mitchell had his best competition of the season this past weekend for the Black Knights. He was Army's top score on parallel bars and horizontal bar, with season high scores on both events. Mitchell was also West Point's second highest score on pommel horse and posted a score just shy of his season high.

Kingshill continued making an impact for West Point this past weekend versus Stanford, nailing both floor exercise and horizontal bar routines capped with stuck dismounts each. He was Army's top score on floor and scored a career and season high on horizontal bar. Kalvin's 13.05 was also the top score by a rookie on floor exercise in the ECAC this past weekend. Read more.

Cadets Meet with Representative Davids
4/2/2021

Cadets Meet with Representative DavidsLast night, Domestic Affairs Forum and the Native American Heritage Forum partnered for an event with Representative Sharice Davids. Congresswoman Davids discussed her experiences representing Kansas's 3rd congressional district and the significance of being only the second Native American woman elected to Congress.

Women’s Lacrosse Outlasts Holy Cross on the Road
4/2/2021

Women’s Lacrosse Outlasts Holy Cross on the RoadThe Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team used a 6-0 run spanning from the latter portion of the first half into the early goings of the second half to top Holy Cross, 13-10, and pick up its first win of the season yesterday afternoon.

“Anytime you can go on the road midweek against a tough opponent and come away with a win it's great,” Army head coach Kristen Skiera said. “This has postseason implications with the game being against one of our north division opponents. I'm really proud of our women. To come back from a heart-breaking loss against Navy and turn around and start this game hot and with a lot of confidence -- I'm really proud of the team for that.”

“Coming off the game last weekend, I know we felt we had played a lot better than we had in our first two games,” cow attacker Caroline Raymond said. “We were just really excited to come out here today and get a win away from home.”

Army won the draw control battle 19-6. Raymond set a new single-game program record with 12 draw controls, to top Jackie Brattan's previous mark of 11 against Monmouth on March 2, 2019. Read more.

Join Us at the Upcoming Projects Day
4/2/2021

Join Us at the Upcoming Projects DayOn April 29, West Point Academic Departments will conduct the 22nd Annual United States Military Academy Projects Day to showcase the intellectual capital of cadets and their important work with faculty and external collaborators. Join us as this event takes place across the world between cadets, faculty, staff, research partners, stakeholders, and friends of the Academy using video conferencing solutions. For more information go to https://www.westpoint.edu/projectsday.

Volleyball Primed for Patriot League Tournament
4/2/2021

Volleyball Primed for Patriot League TournamentThe Army West Point volleyball team will compete in the Patriot League Championship this weekend at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY Third-seeded Army will take on second-seeded Holy Cross in the semifinal round tonight at 6pm The winner will take on victor of the Colgate-American semifinal matchup tomorrow at 3pm in the title match. Each competition will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Patriot League Volleyball Championship Schedule
Semifinal Round | Friday, April 2 | Hosted by Colgate
No. 4 American at No. 1 Colgate, 3pm (ESPN+)
No. 3 Army West Point vs. No. 2 Holy Cross, 6pm (ESPN+)

Championship Match | Saturday, April 3 | Hosted by Colgate
Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2, 3pm (ESPN+)

Army (4-2) enters the tournament riding a three-game win streak. Tonight's contest will be the fifth meeting between the Crusaders and Black Knights this season. Holy Cross took the first match 3-1 on their home court, but the Black Knights won the last three.

Tonight's matchup will be the fifth all-time meeting in the Patriot League Tournament between Army and Holy Cross. The two schools clashed in the opening round of the tournament four consecutive years from 1991-94, with the Black Knights earning 3-0 wins in each contest. Read more.

Volleyball Places Four on All-Patriot League Teams
4/1/2021

Volleyball Places Four on All-Patriot League TeamsFour members from the Army West Point Volleyball team were named All-Patriot League performers, the league office announced in a release yesterday afternoon. Hannah Presley was recognized as a First Team All Patriot League selection. Monica Eckford, Paige Fixemer and Ana Oglivie were named all-league second team performers.

Presley led the Black Knights with 230 assists on the season and averaged 9.58 per set. Throughout her career, Pressley has recorded 1,429, which ranks 10th in program history. The firstie from Austin, TX, was also second on the team with 96 digs and an average of four per set. Eckford was third on the team in kills with 51 and an average of 2.13 per set. The firstie captain from Mentor, Ohio, posted a hitting percentage of .216 and had three double-digit kill performances. This marks her second time be named and all-Patriot League performer, as she was a first team selection last season.

Fixemer was one of just three plebes to earn all-league honors. The Omaha, NE, native was second on the team with 69 kills on the season and was also second in kills per set with an average of 2.88. Fixemer ranked atop the team in hitting percentage with a mark of .314. Oglivie, a firstie libero, leads the team with 125 digs on the seasons and ranks fourth in program history with 1,398 in her career. The Kapolei, Hawaii, native's 5.21 digs per set was the second-best average in the Patriot League this season. Read more.

Cadets Celebrate Nowruz - Persian New Year
4/1/2021

Cadets Celebrate Nowruz - Persian New YearCadets in LZ204, within the Department of Foreign Languages, celebrated the Persian New Year (Nowruz) by learning about the historical and cultural importance of the holiday, as well as how Iranians, Tajiks, Kurds, and other nationalities and cultures celebrate the occasion. A major component of Nowruz is the creation of the “Seven S’s” table, or sofreh-ye haft sin. Every Persian family creates a “Seven S’s” table to usher in the new year.

Photo: CDT Anders Grau ’23, poses with his own sprouts (sabzeh), an important element of every “Seven S” spread

 

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