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Cadets Born & Baumgartner Win Best Paper Awards at URTC
10/19/2018

LTC Lowrance & Cadets Win 2nd and 3rd Best Paper AwardsCadets Anna DeVries, Benjamin Baumgartner, and William Born presented their academic research papers at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC) in Cambridge, MA. The cadets were mentored by LTC Christopher Lowrance who served as their research advisor on independent studies conducted last spring. The MIT URTC brings together undergraduates around the world to present and discuss solutions to advance technology. As an IEEE official conference, accepted papers are published by IEEE in the Xplore Digital Library. The cadets enjoyed a rich program with keynote speeches and technical flash talks featuring renowned speakers, a student design competition, and networking events. Second Best Paper Award: "Application of Convolutional Neural Network Image Classification for a Path-Following Robot" by CDT William Born and LTC Christopher Lowrance. Third Best Paper Award: "Augmenting Computer Vision with IMU from Mobile Phone for Robust Robot Following of Human Leader" by CDT Benjamin Baumgartner and LTC Christopher Lowrance.

Eleven Sports to Broadcast Men's Rugby
10/19/2018

Eleven Sports To Broadcast Men's RugbyGlobal sports provider Eleven Sports has teamed up with Army West Point men's rugby for their upcoming matches. This Friday's game versus Notre Dame College, scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, will be shown on Eleven Sports' linear channel, which is available in over 55 million homes. The Oct. 27 match versus Penn State, now slotted for a 12 p.m. start time, will be fully produced by Eleven Sports and also played on their linear channel.

Eleven Sports USA is available in HD in nationwide satellite/cable systems such as DIrect TV (623), AT&T U-verse (1665) Verizon Fios (597) RCN (571) Atlantic Broadband (501) Hawaiian Telcom (1091) and Google Fiber (251). Additionally, Eleven sports can found on such OTTs as Sony Playstation View and Fubo.TV

Both games will also still be available online through Knight Vision.

CME’s SquadX Capstone Engages in Design Trust Offsite
10/19/2018

CME’s SquadX Capstone Engages in Design Trust OffsiteCadets Marco Amalfitano, John Kelly, Blake Sandlin, Frank Wu, and Aaron Finch along with LTC Harry Jones and LTC Brian Novoselich conducted a day-long design workshop with Mr. Tom Weis and his Design for Trust and Verification class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The cadets interacted with RISD students to learn how to incorporate trust into solution design. This interaction created a unique learning experience with creative design, testing, and problem solving from the perspective of industrial design methodologies. RISD students tested trust with their cadet peers by having them execute handcrafted challenges that included verbal and nonverbal trust exercises. The next day, cadets explored the Lapham Building construction site in downtown Providence to increase understanding of wall, ceiling, and floor structures to inform design decisions for their dense-urban micro breaching DARPA project. Mr. Weis provided a teamwork challenge that incorporated breaking the cadets into leadership roles within RISD student groups. Cadets and RISD students out-briefed lessons learned to the group. The final out-brief was attended by Scheri Fultineer, Dean-Division of Architecture and Design, Associate Provost; Daniel Hewett, Executive Director-Research Practice, and Inquiry; and Peter Yeadon, Interim Dept. Head-Industrial Design.

Equestrian IHSA Horse Show in New Paltz
10/19/2018

Equestrian IHSA Horse Show in New PaltzThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed strong at its second IHSA horse show of the season. The team traveled to Lucky C Stables in New Paltz, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region at their intercollegiate horse show hosted by SUNY New Paltz. With twelve top three finishes in multiple categories of competition, the team truly rode with excellence. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Anna Gerald '21 placed third in the open over fences class, Madyson Paul '21 placed second in the Novice over fences class, Joshua Barbella '21 won his advanced walk-trot-canter class, Sydney Campbell '21 placed second in her advanced walk-trot-canter class, Amanda Roper '19 placed third in her advanced walk-trot-canter class, Karissa Stubblefield '22 won her walk-trot-canter division, Cira Wolf '20 placed third in her walk-trot-canter division, Suzanna Del Rio '21 won her walk-trot class, Kirby Horne '22 and Taqi Iftikhar '20 placed second in their respective walk-trot divisions, and Lucy Harrill '21 and Victoria Kearns '22 both placed third in their walk trot divisions. The team shined at the show, and many members achieved new personal bests. This level of success early on is a powerful indicator of the team's competitiveness as they head into the bulk of their season. Good luck here tomorrow against Centenary University.

Cadets in Taiwan Travel to Beijing
10/19/2018

Cadets in Taiwan Travel to BeijingCadets on Semester Abroad Fellowship Program (SAP) in Taiwan continued their travel across Mainland China designed to provide them with broader regional exposure to complement their studies in Taiwan. After spending a week between Wuhan and Kunming, the six Taiwan SAP Cadets traveled to Beijing for five days of exposure to the social, political, and cultural highlights of the Chinese capital. COL Gregory conducted a discussion with them, the goal of the discussion, which focused on U.S.- China relations as well as the use of the Internet in China, was to deepen their regional knowledge while taking advantage of recent faculty travel that provided fresh perspective on key issues.

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Navy
10/19/2018

Men's Volleyball Sweeps NavyThe Men’s Volleyball Team traveled to the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for the annual Military Open. Army lost a close battle with RMC but won an exciting five set match against Air Force and swept Navy in three sets.

Cycling Places 4th in the Eastern Conference
10/19/2018

Cycling Places 4th in the Eastern ConferenceThe Army Cycling Team competed at the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) in Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire recently. The team placed fourth in the Eastern Conference. Great job.

LTC Whipple Develops New Heat Transfer Lab
10/19/2018

LTC Whipple Develops New Heat Transfer LabJason Whipple, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, developed and implemented a new laboratory for the Heat Transfer class to review structured computer programming techniques for the Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering majors enrolled in the course. LTC Whipple's review provided a simple overview of numerical and computational topics required for the class engineering design project using Matlab (Computer Programming Language), basic structured programming fundamentals and advanced plotting and graphing. The laboratory experience included numerous handouts with useful information and an instructor-led practical exercise solving a two-dimensional, steady conduction problem in Matlab, and modeling a second-order partial differential equation formulation of the Heat Diffusion Equation.

Woman's Crew Novice Wins Gold
10/18/2018

Woman's Crew Novice Wins GoldThe Army West Point Crew Novice Team, with varsity support, Competed in the Head of Housatonic. It was the first race for the Novice crews and they gain valuable racing experience. - The Crew Team competed in the Men's Single (CDT Grant Hall '19), Men's and Women's Novice 8's and 4's. - The Woman's Novice 4 won their event earning a Gold Medal.

Mechanical Engineering Cadets Visit TARDEC
10/18/2018

Mechanical Engineering Cadets Visit TARDECMechanical Engineering Capstone Cadets on Team RDD developing a deployment system for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) visited TARDEC at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB), MI. The SMET will carry modular mission payloads and the cadet team is developing a payload that will contain a MTRS Inc, II Centaur from Endeavor Robotics as well as the deployment system. Cadets viewed the SMET prototype developed by General Dynamics as well as previous ideas for unmanned ground vehicle deployment systems.

Army Adds Four to Preseason Rankings
10/18/2018

CDT Noah Stewart '20Four Army West Point wrestlers were named in the InterMat, FloWrestling and The Open Mat preseason polls.

Firstie Rocco Caywood, along with cows Ben Harvey, Noah Stewart and Lucas Weiland found themselves in the respective polls. Harvey (13th IM, 12th Flo, 13th TOM) and Weiland (17th IM, 13th Flo, 13th TOM) were the only Cadets ranked in all three polls. Caywood saw his name in the InterMat and The Open Mat rankings at 18th in each, while Stewart was recognized as the 20th-best 184-pounder by FloWrestling.

Harvey advanced to the blood round of the NCAA Championships a season ago (one-win shy of being an All-American), becoming the first Army wrestler to do so after dropping his first match since Patrick Simpson in 2006. His 4-2 record marked just the 15th time an Army wrestler won at least four matches at nationals. The New Palestine, Ind., native ranked second on the team with a 22-11 record. Harvey added a team-best 9-8 record against ranked opponents, including victories over No. 7 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina), No. 8 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) and No. 9 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford). Read More

Cadets Attend Lecture on Cognitive Impacts of Exoskeletons
10/18/2018

Cadets Attend Lecture on Cognitive Impacts of ExoskeletonsSeminar with MIT Faculty on the cognitive impacts of exoskeletons. Cadets attended the Mechanical Engineering Seminar on current research in biomechanical engineering and human factors during an evening lecture period with Dr. Leia Stirling, Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Stirling discussed her research in exoskeletons and human-machine fluency so that wearable technologies can better interact with the user and improve performance. Specifically, she discussed the cognitive "fit" of various exoskeletons and how researchers can better define and design exoskeletons to reduce overall cognitive load. The work presented was recently completed in part by 1LT Blake Bequette, a recent Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department graduate, as part of his Draper Fellowship.

Women's Soccer Battles to Draw in Bean Town
10/18/2018

CDT Nikiay Comer '19A 69th-minute tally by yearling Morgan Walsh allowed the Army West Point women's soccer team to pick up a crucial point with a 1-1 tie at Boston University on Wednesday evening. Despite being outshot 27-2 in the contest, the Black Knights halted their season-long three-game losing skid and moved to 6-4-6 and 2-3-2 in league play. The Terriers, who saw their six-game winning streak snapped, move to 7-7-3 overall and 5-0-2 against Patriot League foes. The home side managed to break the scoreless draw in the 23rd minute when Taylor Kofton was the beneficiary of a set play off a corner kick by Anna Heilferty.

After regrouping at halftime, however, Army worked its way deep into the BU zone in the middle of the second half. Firstie Lauryn Westman dribbled down the left side of the box before slotting a pass to Nikiay Comer in the middle of the area. The Bradenton, Fla., native flicked the ball back to the penalty spot where Walsh rocketed a shot past the BU keeper with 21:42 remaining in the contest.

Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia turned in one of her top performances of the season, making nine saves for the third time this season. Read More

Robotics Research Center Hosts Dean’s Book Club
10/18/2018

Robotics Research Center hosts Dean’s Book ClubThe Robotics Research Center (RRC) hosted the first discussion of the semester for the Dean’s Book Club. The book club is comprised of staff, faculty, and cadets who read and discuss fiction and nonfiction works. This year the group is reading "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov, a science fiction novel that explores the relationship between humans and intelligent machines. The focus of this first event was on Asimov’s predictions on the state of technology and the future of robotics. Participants also observed demonstrations in the RRC on the state of art in robotics and autonomous systems.

Marathon Takes Top Honors at Annual Army Ten-Miler
10/18/2018

Marathon Takes Top Honors at Annual Army Ten-MilerMembers of the Army West Point Marathon Team traveled to the nation's capital for the 34th annual Army Ten-Miler Race. Once again, the team captured top honors in the Service Academies and ROTC team category. Leading the way for the Army team were Chase Hogeboom '21 with a run time of 59:00 and Kate Sanborn '20 with a run time of 1:01:35.

COL Burpo Serves on the ECBC Technical Advisory Board
10/18/2018

COL John Burpo served on the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB reviewed the In-House Laboratory Independent Research (ILIR) and Surface Science Initiative (SSI) basic research programs. ECBC uses the TAB review to obtain unbiased assessment of the content, quality, innovation, accomplishments, and relevance of these programs. Topic areas included: Rational Molecular Synthesis and Novel Materials, Synthetic Biology, Nano Chemical and Biological Sensing, Panomics and Moelcular Toxicology, Aerosol Sciences, Algorithm Design and Development, and Surface Science. COL Burpo and Dr. Ken Wickiser have served as ILIR and SSI grant reviewers for ECBC over the last seven years and have each reviewed nearly 150 proposals.

West Point Fortification Exercise
10/18/2018

West Point Fortification ExerciseMAJ Antonio Salinas, CPT Jim Villanueva, and CPT Claudio Innocenti led a group of Phi Alpha Theta Cadets in a simulation exercise to plan the defense of West Point during the American Revolution. Cadets received instruction on several staff roles to include: Chief of Staff, Intelligence Officer, Engineer Officer, Artillery Officer, and Naval Officer. The Phi Alpha Theta Cadets had to effectively wargame and emplace a few batteries, forts, redoubts, as well as a chain and a boom. Following the staff portion of the simulation, they visited some of the fortifications on West Point and discussed their assessments at the shore batteries.

LTC Reeves Attends LACMO
10/18/2018

LTC Reeves Attends LACMOLTC Shane Reeves, Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Law, attended a conference held by the Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations (LACMO) International Research Network. The conference was held at the Netherlands Defence Academy in Amsterdam. LTC Reeves participated in two workshops during the conference. First, he provided rebuttal argument during a workshop entitled, Operation Inherent Resolve and the Law Relating to Self-Defense, Russian and Iranian Intervention in Syria and Turkish Intervention against Syrian Kurds and the International law on the Use of Force. Second, he delivered remarks as a panelist in the workshop entitled, Air Power: Uses, Effectiveness and Limitations in the Campaign against ISIS and the Law of Targeting and Its Application in the Aerial Campaign Against ISIS.

Piccinic Wins Patriot League Rookie of The Week
10/17/2018

Shelby Piccinic '22For the second time this season, Army West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic has been selected as Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week. Piccnic was Army's top finisher against service academy rival Navy at this year's Star Meet. The rookie finished with a time of 22:06.2, which was good enough for a third-place finish in her first trip to the Naval Academy course.

"Shelby has been our most consistent performer this fall and this weekend she took a nice step forward," head coach Mike Smith said. "She got right into the race and competed all the way to the line. Her time on that course is the second fastest time by an Army runner in a series that started in 1986, so what she did is pretty remarkable. She is athletic and very strong, so the challenging course at Navy was not a factor for her"

The Colonia, N.J., native earned her first Rookie of the Week honors following her opening weekend victory at the Maine Dual on September 2. Read More

Cadet Capstone Visits Tobyhanna Army Depot
10/17/2018

Cadet Capstone Visits Tobyhanna Army DepotDepartment of Systems Engineering Cadet Capstone Team visited Tobyhanna Army Depot as part of the capstone design experience as they apply Lean Six Sigma tools to a refurbishing process at the depot. During this trip they had the opportunity to observe the process, interact with members of the process, and collect data for future analysis. Over the yearlong capstone experience, cadets will learn lean six sigma tools, apply what they have learned to a real-world problem, and earn their certification as an Army Lean Six Sigma greenbelt.

Beatty Wins Second Rookie of The Week Award
10/17/2018

Marshall Beatty '22Army West Point plebe Marshall Beatty was chosen as Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week for the second time this season Tuesday. Beatty finished sixth with a time of 24:58.26 at this weekend's Star Meet against rival Navy. Beatty was the only freshman to finish the race inside the top-10. Army's ten-point victory was its largest over its rival since 1996.

"Marshall has had a nice rookie campaign for us thus far and has a lot more in the tank than what he has shown," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He is a raw talent with relentless will that serves him well in challenging environments." Beatty also won Rookie of the Week after his opening weekend victory at the Maine Dual on September 2.

Smith believes that Beatty is now starting to show his true potential as he continues to learn how to compete at this level of competition. Read More

Ollar and O'Shea Named Athletes of the Week
10/17/2018

CDTs Roman Ollar '20 and Keenan OShea '20After two stars in the annual Star Series presented by USAA were claimed over the weekend by the Army West Point men's cross country and men's soccer teams, cows Roman Ollar and Keenan O'Shea were named AWPAA Co-Athletes of the Week. Ollar led the field opposite Navy with a time of 23:58.2, the fastest mark ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. He helped the Black Knights claim their second straight win over the Midshipmen, a feat that has only been accomplished three times before. It also marked the program's seventh win at the Navy since 1960. In four meets this season, the West Linn., Ore., native has three top-five finishes. Earlier this season, he placed inside the top-25 in a field of over 350 runners at the highly competitive Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh. 

O'Shea played a pivotal role in Army's 4-1 victory over service-academy rival Navy in the seventh installment of the Army-Navy Cup at Talen Energy Stadium. In a crowd of over 8,500, he tied the game up at 1-1 late in the first half, before sending another strike into the back of the net for an insurance score in the 66th minute. It was his first collegiate multi-goal performance and now has three career scores in Army-Navy Cup contests, the most by any Cadet or Mid in the game's seven-year history. The Chesterfield, Va., native is in the midst of a standout junior campaign and currently sits atop the league in goals (7) and points (18), while ranking second in assists (4).

Cadet Media Day Trip
10/17/2018

Cadet Media Day TripCadets from the Domestic Affairs Forum at West Point traveled to New York City for its annual Media Day trip to learn about the role of media in local and national domestic politics. In the morning, cadets sat through The New York Times news meeting and met with national correspondent Trip Gabriel, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Matthew Rosenberg, and foreign/terrorism correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. In the afternoon, cadets toured NBC studios, meeting with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

Photo: Cadets experience the thrill of receiving an Emmy

West, Dean Honored by CSFL
10/17/2018

CDTs Keegan West '19 NaVonte Dean '21Firstie quarterback Keegan West and yearling defensive lineman NaVonte Dean of the Army West Point sprint football team were honored by the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) for their accomplishments in Friday's 28-6 victory over Penn. West was named the league's offensive player of the week for the second time this season, while Dean collected the defensive player of the week nod for the first time in his career.

West went 38-for-59 from under center for 374 yards and four touchdowns, setting new single-game career highs in completions, pass attempts and passing yards. It was the West Point, N.Y., native's firstcareer 300-yard game and the third time in four games this season with at least 250 yards and four touchdowns. He currently leads the CSFL in passing yards (1,130), passing yards per game (282.5), completions (104), pass attempts (156), completion percentage (66.7) and passing touchdowns (15).

Dean guided the Black Knights' defensive unit in limiting the Quakers to just six points after they entered the game averaging 32.0 points per game. The Fairfax, Va., native totaled eight tackles, four tackles for a loss of 13 yards, three sacks for a loss of 12 yards and forced two fumbles on strip sacks. He currently leads the CSFL in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (7.0), while tying for the league-lead in forced fumbles (2).

The Black Knights return to action on Saturday when they travel to Post for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Cadet Chapel Choirs Community Outreach
10/17/2018

Cadet Chapel Choirs Community OutreachThe Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir performed with the Catholic Cadet Chapel Choir for Saturday evening Mass at St. Brendan the Navigator parish. Led in the Sunday morning services for the First United Methodist Church of Avalon. A wonderful time of fellowship, spiritual growth, leadership training, and community outreach was accomplished by the Cadet Chapel Choir as a group, and by each individual cadet who participated in the event.

Ollar Named Patriot League Male Runner of the Week
10/17/2018

CDT Roman Ollar '20Following his Star Meet victory, cow Roman Ollar has been selected as the Patriot League Male Runner of the Week. Ollar's first place finish against Navy helped lead the Black Knights to their largest margin of victory over their rival since 1996. Ollar's time of 23:58.98 marked the fastest time ever by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course.

"Roman had a nice breakthrough in the Star Meet this weekend," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He ran a controlled race and was feeling strong the whole way. I wasn't surprised to see him at the front of the race as he has trained at a very high level this fall. If he brings that same competitive fire and determination to the races that are coming up, he will be in the hunt to win some big races."  The victory gave the Black Knights their second straight win over Navy, a feat they have only accomplished three times before. It also marked their seventh victory at the Naval Academy since 1960. In four competitions this season, Ollar has three top-five finishes. He placed in the top-25 out of over 350 runners in the highly competitive Paul Short Run at Lehigh.

Army Bowling Competes in Oakland, NJ
10/17/2018

Army Bowling Competes in Oakland, NJFour of eight competitive bowlers traveled to the Holiday Bowl in Oakland, NJ to compete in the first of three competitions as part of the NCAA Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. The team competed against schools such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stoney Brook, St. John's, William Patterson, and The College of New Jersey. After a hard fought day, the team earned 6 points for this competition.

Army Football's Offensive Line Earns Praise
10/17/2018

Army Football's Offensive Line Earns PraiseThe offensive line for Army West Point football team was recognized for its play as the unit was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. Earning a spot on this year's midseason honor roll are the O-lines of  #1 Alabama, Appalachian State, Army West Point, Boston College, #8 Georgia, #14 Kentucky, Memphis, #22 Mississippi State, #16 NC State, #2 Ohio State, #9 Oklahoma, #12 Oregon, #7 Texas, and #23 Wisconsin. This year's honor roll members represent seven conferences and one independent (in alphabetical order): AAC (1), ACC (2), BIG TEN (2), BIG-12 (2), PAC-12 (1), SEC (4), SUN BELT (1), and Army. For games played through Oct. 13, teams on this year's midseason honor roll have a combined record of 73-17 and include ten ranked teams.

These units have gained the attention of the Joe Moore Award voting committee, as it moves closer to announcing the selection of semifinalists on Nov. 20 and finalists on Dec. 4. Selection of the 2018 Joe Moore Award winner will be made public after a surprise visit to the winning university's campus in late December. The Joe Moore Award voting committee judges solely on six criteria: toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique and finishing. Evaluations for the midseason honor roll were made primarily through weekly review of actual game film and offensive line coach-provided cut-ups on the DragonFly Division I Network. In addition, STATS, one of the industry leaders in sports data analytics, provides advanced O-line data and analytics to give context and clarity which streamlines the film evaluation process. Read More

Bass Fishing Qualifies for the State Championships
10/17/2018

Bass Fishing Qualifies for the State ChampionshipsThe Bass Fishing Club qualified four teams for the New York Bass Federation Collegiate State Championships on Lake George. All four teams brought mixed bags of largemouth and smallmouth to the scales. The top USMA team of Brent Towery '20 and Bobby Carroll '22 also had the team lunker - a three pounder.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Miami (OH)
10/17/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Miami (OH)Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are finally back at Michie Stadium after a month's hiatus when they welcome Miami (OH) on Saturday. That contest is slated for noon and will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

(Ref.: Opening statement) 
"It's good to be coming back home and playing at Michie Stadium after many weeks on the road. None further than this last one. It was a long trip and it was tiring. Just the trip out there, the time change, and the trip back, that's a difficult trip. I think of Hawai'i and how far they had to travel to get here. And they've got to do that pretty often. That's a difficult task. Of course, you guys know I've been on those airplanes with the Hawai'i team before so I've forgotten how long those trips can be.

"Overall I was really proud of our team. The way they responded, even with a slow start Saturday. We kind of got it going, in the second half particularly. San Jose State was exactly what we thought they were going to be. They were tough, they played us really well on defense, and it was a pretty close game there for a while. It looked a lot like their game against Oregon. It was only 14-3 at halftime. Fortunately, in the second half we got some turnovers and we were able to recover all of those fumbles. That made a big difference as we had a short field then. I was proud to see our guys capitalize on those opportunities, be able to get some scores and be able to come away with a victory. Read More

Army Rifle Defeats Conference Foe Ole Miss
10/16/2018

CDT Clayton Hanson '22The Army West Point rifle team closed out its opening weekend with a victory over conference opponent Ole Miss on Sunday. The Black Knights outscored the Rebels in both disciplines, finishing with an aggregate advantage of 4656-4649. "This win feels pretty good," head coach Web Wright said. "Ole Miss got us by a point last year, so this victory is all the more special."

Yearling co-captain Clayton Hanson led the way for the Cadets, topping the leaderboard in both smallbore (582) and air rifle, where he shot a personal best score of 594. This marks the second match in a row that a Black Knight set a personal high mark in the discipline, after sophomore Benjamin Davis shot a 594 on Saturday.

"Clayton really turned it on today," Wright said. "He tied for the high score in smallbore and had the high score and personal record in air rifle. It's good to see his hard work pay off." Read More

Model U.N. Team Takes First at CMUNNY
10/16/2018

Model U.N. Team Takes First at CMUNNYTen cadets from the Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to New York City to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations conference (CMUNNY) hosted by Columbia University. This conference is among the top ranked in the Model U.N. circuit. CMUNNY presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the U.S. Army and USMA in a professional and positive way to a civilian school audience.

Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to the development of democracy and economic development in the Fifth Republic of Korea, a historical simulation of the Final War of the Roman Republic as contemporary military and political leaders, and conflict resolution measures in the South Sudan and Myanmar via the United Nations Security Council.

Attending cadets had a unique opportunity to hear from the U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), Jonathan Cohen, and to build relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership in social events hosted by the conference. The MUN team earned the highest-ranking award, Best Small Delegation, that the team was eligible for. This marks the first time that the West Point MUN team has ever won first place at this conference and places the team in a strong position for national rankings as the opening conference of the Model UN conference season. In addition, multiple individual awards were given to cadets.

KARS Inter-Service Academy Symposium
10/16/2018

KARS Inter-Service Academy SymposiumThe Korean American Relations Seminar (KARS) took a trip section to Philadelphia to conduct an inter-service academies symposium. The intent of the symposium was for KARS to build a working relationship between the Naval Academy's Korean American Midshipmen Association (KAMA). At the conclusion of the symposium, they established groundworks for a smoother planning process throughout the rest of the semester.

Authentic Leadership and Core Values Discussion
10/16/2018

Authentic Leadership and Core Values DiscussionCadet and faculty members of the Corbin Leadership Forum participated in a Lean-In discussion to explore the topic of Authentic Leadership. Participants discussed core values and how they contribute to Authentic Leadership. Cadets and facilitators shared personal experiences of their own and others’ leadership styles and how core values affect decision-making within leadership. Participants departed the Lean-In with a clearer sense of their personal values and how to implement those values when leading others.

Game Notes: Football Returns Home to Face Miami (OH)
10/16/2018

Game Notes: Football Returns Home to Face Miami (OH)The Black Knights are finally back at Michie Stadium after nearly a month hiatus when they host Miami (OH) on Saturday for a noon kickoff. 

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

How to Follow: T.V. - CBS Sports Network | Radio -  Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes - Live Stats -  GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

The Opening Kickoff: Army is coming off a convincing 52-3 victory over San Jose State at Levi's Stadium last Saturday. The Cadets outscored their host 52-0 after allowing the Spartans to score the first points of the game. With that win, Army has now outscored its last two opponents by a combined score of 94-16. 24 of those 52 points last Saturday came in the third period, which was a season high for any quarter this season. The defense also caused a season-best four turnovers in the game with three strip sacks and one fumble recovery. Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has been leading the Black Knights' offense and rushed for a career high three touchdowns opposite the Spartans, which was the first time a quarterback did so since 2013 when A.J. Schurr had four in a game. Hopkins is tops on the team with 496 yards rushing, including two games with more than 100 yards racked up (Hawai'i and Oklahoma). Following closely behind him is senior captain Darnell Woolfolk, who has posted 363 yards. Read More

Cadets Hold Spanish Conversation Table Event
10/16/2018

Cadets Hold Spanish Conversation Table EventThe Spanish Club, led by CDT Gabrielle Young, held its first-ever Spanish Conversation Table Event to increase cadets' fluency in the Spanish language. Over 50 cadets from across the Department of Foreign Language's (DFL) Spanish courses practiced their oral language skills while having the opportunity to meet native speakers across the West Point community. The native speakers included DFL Spanish section instructors as well as cadets from Spain and Colombia. The facilitators promoted language proficiency at various levels to include discussing political and social factors in Spain.

"Purple Rain" History Night at the Movies
10/16/2018

"Purple Rain" History Night at the MoviesThe Department of History hosted its first Night at the Movies of the semester by showing the 1984 film, Purple Rain. Cadets and faculty viewed the film as a primary source to gain a better understanding of U.S. society and culture in the 1980s. Major Flores led the discussion on the movie and its historical significance to the period. Through an in-depth historical discussion, viewers were able to connect the film to racial and gender dynamics, American society, and the larger political and economic trends of the decade. Furthermore, viewers compared and contrasted the societal norms portrayed in the film to those of today to gain a better sense of how American society and culture have changed over time.

Army Football Stymies San Jose State
10/15/2018

The Army West Point football team scored 52 unanswered points and shut down the San Jose State offense en route to a 52-3 victory at Levi's Stadium. The Black Knights scored 24 points off of four Spartan turnovers and four different players found the end zone in the victory. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. paced the Army running game with 99 yards and three rushing scores. Despite the Spartans getting on the board first with a field goal, the Army defense stepped it up and held San Jose State scoreless the rest of the way. The Black Knights' defense caused a season-high four turnovers while limiting the Spartans to 171 total yards, including only 36 on the ground. Read More

West’s Career Night Powers Army to Win Over Penn
10/15/2018

Senior quarterback Keegan West's career day under center led the Army West Point sprint football team to a 28-6 victory over Pennsylvania in a rematch of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship game Friday night at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to 12 games, while the Quakers dropped to 2-2 overall.

West set single-game personal bests in completions (38), pass attempts (59) and passing yards (374), in addition to throwing at least four touchdowns for the sixth time in his career. The West Point, N.Y., native managed to share the wealth as seven different Cadets caught a pass, including four players with at least five receptions. Read More

Cadets Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center & Smithsonian
10/15/2018

Cadets Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center & SmithsonianSeventeen cadets joined CPT Murphy at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Smithsonian Air and Space Museums in Washington D.C. They received a special tour, including seeing the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and many other key technologies for flight in the air and in space.

Men's Rugby Victorious on the Road
10/15/2018

Army men's rugby continued its hot start to the fall campaign, defeating Rugby East foe Wheeling Jesuit 33-21 on the road to remain undefeated. The Black Knights (6-0, 4-0) saw two first half scores, the first a Jordan Jurosic try and the second a penalty try, to give the Cadets a 14-7 lead at the half. The second half was all Army. Sam Sutera, James Mbony, and Bailey Abercrombie each scored tries. The Black Knights led 33-14 in the 61st minutes and clamped down defensively to secure the road victory. Army begins the season at least 6-0 for the third time since turning varsity. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start. Army returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19 at home versus Notre Dame College at 5 p.m. Read More

Cadets Attend the NAHF Enshrinement Ceremony
10/15/2018

Cadets Attend the NAHF Enshrinement CeremonyCadets Max Mueller, Tyler Paget and Mattias Cooper had the opportunity to attend the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) enshrinement ceremony in Washington D.C. Cadets Mueller and Paget are part of the Aviation club sponsored by the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Cadet Cooper is one of the top cadets enrolled in Aeronautical Engineering courses in the department. The NAHF is chartered by Congress to recognize the unique contributions of select individuals to Aviation, preserve their legacy, and inspire the next generation of aviation innovators. This year's enshrinees included test pilots, a former Marine Corps Aviator and Commandant, a former USAF Chief of Staff, and an astronaut on the Apollo 7 mission. Attendees at the event included a Tuskegee Airman, the first branch chief of Army Aviation, one of the first female airline Captains, numerous astronauts, industry CEOs and leaders. The group also received a private tour of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum the following morning from a volunteer docent and 30-year veteran pilot of the USAF.

Ollar Leads Men's Cross Country to Star Meet Victory
10/15/2018

Ollar Leads Men's Cross Country To Star Meet VictoryThe Army West Point men's cross country team defeated Navy 24-34 on Saturday to claim the star in the 2018-19 Star Series presented by USAA. The Black Knights were led by cow Roman Ollar's first place finish. Oller paced the field with a time of 23:58.98, the fastest time ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. Cow Ben Petrella (fourth/24:49.15) and firstie Mikey Singer (fifth/24:56.14) also posted top-five finishes for the Cadets. Plebe Marshall Beatty (sixth/25:06.03) placed shortly behind his teammates in a strong finish. Army's 10-point victory is their largest margin of victory over Navy since they defeated their rival 21-37 in 1996. The win marked only the seventh victory by the Black Knights in Annapolis since 1960. Navy leads the all-time series over Army 48-31-1 since their first meeting in 1937. Read More

Cadets Attend 5th Annual Philosophy Society Conference
10/15/2018

Cadets Attend 5th Annual Philosophy Society ConferenceCadets from the Department of English and Philosophy, as well as Cadets from the West Point Humanist Society, attended the 5th annual Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society conference at Marist College. The Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society is a consortium of five schools, West Point, Marist, Vassar, Bard, and SUNY New Paltz which meet annually for a philosophy conference. Each year, the conference features a keynote speaker and a student speaker from each school. This year, the keynote speaker was Robert Pasnau, from University of Colorado, Boulder, who presented a paper titled "Socratic Guises and Epistemic Biases." Cadet Brett Yelverton presented a paper titled "A Moral Argument for Self-Defense in Cyber," after which, a lively discussion followed. Next year's conference will be hosted at West Point.

First Period Surge Powers Hockey Past Merrimack
10/15/2018

CDT Trevin Kozlowski '22Fueled by a three goal first period, the Army West Point hockey team powered past Merrimack 3-2 on Saturday night to secure its first win of the season. The Black Knights jumped ahead 3-0 after the first frame, and despite two goals in the third period by the Warriors, Army persevered for the victory. Trevin Kozlowski earned the win in his first collegiate start after making 24 saves. Bilek scored the first goal of his career in the game. He is the only rookie with a point so far this season. Evancho netted his first of the season which marked the 22nd of his career. The cow now has 12 power play goals in an Army sweater. The game-winner came from Soucie which was also on the power play. Soucie now boasts four game-winning goals in his career and five power play scores. MacAfee and Wilkinson are now riding a three-game point streak after their assists tonight. All of the defensive pair's points have come on the power play and lead Atlantic Hockey in the category. Dineen recorded his second-career assist on the night, while Laurito had his eighth. Read More

COL Gregory Visits Cadets in Wuhan, China
10/15/2018

COL Gregory Visits Cadets in Wuhan, ChinaCOL Gregory linked up in Wuhan, China with six Cadets studying in Taiwan and three Cadets studying in Beijing. They held classes and studied local areas of historical and cultural interest.

Pictured: Cadet Cerbone and her non-USMA classmates rigorously study Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing

Women's Swim & Dive Captures Dual Victory over UMass
10/15/2018

Women's Swim & Dive Captures Dual Victory over UMassAfter winning eight events, Army West Point women's swimming and diving team defeated UMass, 175-125, for a dual victory on Friday night at Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. Pool. The win against the Minutemen was a significant one as head coach Mickey Wender captured the 400th victory of his career. The Black Knights defeated the Minutemen for the sixth time in program history. In the 1000 free, the first individual event of the meet, Monica Sowinski placed first with a time of 10:44.47. Sidney Evans (10:52.23) and Meaghan McGovern (10:58.19) finished right behind. Sowinski also captured the win in the 500 free with a time of 5:11.75. Isabelle Malinowski followed in second after touching the wall at 5:12.66. Brianna Romaine was Army's top finisher in the 200 free after she placed second at 1:57.21. Cecelia Croman (57.12), Bailey Smith (58.56) and Lauren Carag (58.82) took the top-three spots in the 100 back. Croman would go on to win the 200 back (2:05.14) and finish second in the 100 fly (58.33). The 100 breast was highlighted by Kara Wineinger's first-place finish with a time of 1:05.69. In the 200 fly, it was Malinowski topping the competition after touching the wall at 2:08.45. Read More

Visit from Mozambique Military Academy
10/15/2018

Visit from Mozambique Military AcademyCOL Jason Musteen hosted a delegation from the Samora Machel Military Academy from Nampula, Mozambique. COL Musteen is working with Samora Machel's leadership through a Department of State program called African Military Education Program (AMEP). Several members of the staff and faculty across West Point participate in AMEP with the goal of helping various African nations as they improve their curriculum and faculty development across their professional military education institutions. During their visit to West Point, the Mozambicans received overviews of all four of West Point's pillars, and they also interacted with Portuguese-speaking cadets. COL Musteen will return to Mozambique several times in the next few years to help implement the new initiatives identified by Mozambique.

Volleyball Tops Bucknell in Five Set Comeback
10/15/2018

Volleyball Tops Bucknell in Five Set ComebackTrailing Bucknell 2-1 in the match, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat the Bison in the final two sets for the victory. It was Army's third win in five set matches this season and second at home. Allie Strong led the team with 16.5 points and had her third double-double of the season after posting 14 kills and 18 digs. Hannah Presley also notched a double-double on 32 assists and 11 digs. The Black Knights have now played in nine five set matches with six being played at Gillis Field House. Army held an advantage in kills (63-47) over Bucknell today. Strong and Horace had 14 kills apiece, while Barnhorst (12) and Eckford (11) were also in double-digits. Presley finished the day with 32 assists and Lum had 20. Strong posted a team-leading 18 digs as Ana Oglivie (13) and Presley (11) also contributed. Eckford boasted two solo and three assisted blocks to lead the team. Barnhorst finished the day with five block assists and Hartman had four. Read More

Cadets Visit Joint Munitions Command & Ammunition Plant
10/15/2018

Cadets Visit Joint Munitions Command & Ammunition PlantCadet Capstone Team from the Department of Systems Engineering traveled to Rock Island Arsenal, IL to visit the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) Headquarters and Middletown, IA to tour the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) as part of their Senior Capstone project. The cadet team is working to evaluate the Government-Owned, Government-Operated (GOCO) business model for their client, the Joint Munitions Command. Specifically, the cadets are exploring potential business model changes and seeking solutions to increase efficiencies as well as cost-savings for the Department of Defense's aging industrial base.

Cadets Provide Musical Liturgy for the 36th Year
10/15/2018

Cadets Provide Musical Liturgy for the 36th YearThe Cadet Catholic Chapel Choir, led by CDT Mary McCurry ’19, traveled with twenty cadets to Avalon, NJ for the 36th consecutive year. The Catholic Choir provides the musical liturgy for three different services with over 4,000 members of St. Brendan the Navigator parish and many visitors who travel every year from as far away as Florida every year for the event. The Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir joined the Catholic Choir for a joint music ministry at the 5:00 Mass on Saturday.

Cadets at the Military Academy in Austria Take 1st
10/12/2018

Cadets at the Military Academy in Austria Take 1stCadets Jason Brodeur and Ethan Bluhm participated in the annual Sportfest at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The two Cadets won the four-kilometer relay and the push-up contest, enabling their Jahrgang (class year) to win the overall competition. The Sportfest is an annual physical and military competition between the three classes at the Academy.

How to Follow – Army at San Jose State
10/12/2018

How to Follow – Army at San Jose StateFans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the Army football team as it takes on San Jose State at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. ESPNU and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices.

Television: ESPNU | On-Air Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Army West Point Sports Network:
On-Air Time: 1:30 p.m. ET, Army Football Tailgate Show
Pregame Show: 3:00 p.m. ET Black Knights Game Day
Flagships: WBNR (1260 AM, Beacon, N.Y.); WLNA (1420 AM, Peekskill, N.Y.)
New York City Affiliates: WMCA (570 AM, New York City, N.Y.) Read More

Conlin Leads Black Knights into ITA Northeast Regionals
10/12/2018

CDT Myles Conlin '20Myles Conlin will take the court in singles action, as well as doubles along with Nikita Larichev after the qualifying stages of the ITA Northeast Regional concluded Thursday. Today's schedule will see 9 a.m. doubles qualifiers followed by one round each of doubles and singles outdoors, weather permitting, beginning at 10 a.m.

Myles Conlin will challenge Rian Pandole of Columbia at 11 a.m. Conlin and Larichev will take on Zac Castagna and Abdullah Fouad of NJIT at 10 a.m.

The Black Knights will also have two more doubles pairs attempt to qualify. Diego Huttepain and Alejandro Quiros will take on Alvaro Cruz Chamorro and Gustav Wogen of Drexel, as well as David Mitchell and David Gorshein challenging Martin Rivolo and Marco Estevaverna of St. Boneventure.

Five other cadets attempted to qualify for the singles portion Thursday, with Larichev, Quiros, and Huttepain each winning their first match before falling in the second. Read More

Cadet Kayak Tour of Bannerman Island
10/12/2018

Cadets Bannerman Island Staff RideThe Department of History hosted nine cadets for a historical kayak tour of Bannerman Island. The cadets engaged in team building while crossing the Hudson and exploring the coast of Bannerman Island. Once ashore, they learned about the history of Bannerman Island from a professional tour guide provided by the Bannerman Island Trust. Cadets picked up hands on experience with primary documents and make linkages between the history of the island and the broader history of America. Throughout the tour, the cadets engaged with department faculty on the Army profession life.

Equestrian Impressive at First IHSA Show
10/12/2018

Equestrian Impressive at First IHSA ShowThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed impressively at their first IHSA horseshow of the season. The team traveled to the Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. New members earned five of seven top three places, setting the bar high for the rest of the season and demonstrating the incredible value they provide the team. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Anna Gerald '21 jumped to earn an impressive third place in her debut in the open fences class, Haley Middleton '21 won and Amanda Roper '19 and Heather Graham '22 earned third in their respective advance walk-trot-canter classes, Karissa Stubblefield '22 won and Kirby Horne '22 and Victoria Kearns '22 placed third in their debut walk-trot classes. With the first show of the season in the books, the team is looking forward to challenging opponents in the coming weeks.

Tour of the Wind Tunnel Testing at NASA Ames
10/12/2018

Tour of the Wind Tunnel Testing at NASA AmesCadet Austin Adams '19, LTC Andrew Bellocchio (Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)), and CPT Art Murphy (CME) toured the Ames Research Center at Moffett Federal Airfield. CDT Adams is part of a senior capstone project that is investigating rotor and hub fairings that reduce the drag on Future Vertical Lift aircraft. The Army's Aviation Development Directorate is sponsoring the project and will host aerodynamic testing at the facility this spring.

Photo: Cadet Adams '19 stands in front of Army’s 7’ by 10’ wind tunnel used for aerodynamic testing

Men's Volleyball Makes the Gold Bracket
10/12/2018

Men's Volleyball Makes the Gold BracketMen's Volleyball had a successful first tournament of the year. The A-team made the gold bracket where they played national contender Virginia Tech. The B-team got much experience for some players who haven't played in a tournament before.

Paintball Club Hosts the 32nd Annual Fall Combat Classic
10/12/2018

Paintball Club Hosts the 32nd Annual Fall Combat ClassicThe Army West Point Paintball Club hosted the 32nd Annual Fall Combat Classic at Lake Frederick. This year's theme was Operation Market-Garden, set in Holland during the fall of 1944. Nearly 200 players (mostly from the northeast, but some from as far as Atlanta, GA) made their way to the highlands of West Point to tackle the rugged terrain. Various missions throughout the event kept both sides engaged, paint, smoke, and artillery kept everyone on their toes. In the end, the Allied team (Team Blue) emerged victorious. The Paintball Club soon begins its tournament as they travel to Connecticut for their first event. Join them April 5-7, 2019 for the Spring Combat Classic.

USMA Hosts the President of Liberia
10/12/2018

USMA Hosts the President of LiberiaThe Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering had the amazing opportunity to host the President of Liberia, the Honorable George Weah at West Point. Professor Melkon moderated a discussion with President Weah and USMA Superintendent, LTG Darryl Williams. Both spoke of the enduring relationship of the two nations and our continued military cooperation. President Weah also shared his passionate desire to lead civil advancement for his country in the areas of infrastructure, promoting commerce and improving education to give all young Liberians a chance to succeed. Cadets enrolled in the Sub-Saharan Geography course engaged him with truly provocative questions related to their own studies.

Cadets Study Biodiversity on the Hudson River
10/11/2018

Cadets Study Biodiversity on the Hudson RiverTwenty-six cadets enrolled in Aquatic Science participated in a trip section to the Hudson River Estuary (transition zone between river and sea environments). Activities focused on field methods in water chemistry and biodiversity assessment. The day culminated with a three-hour educational sail aboard the Sloop Clearwater. Data on weather, tide, turbidity, water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and biodiversity were shared to connect the observations at West Point to the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem.

Yang Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/11/2018

CDT Jay Yang '19Firstie Jay Yang of the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

Yang's success in the pool this past weekend helped the Black Knights win the TYR Fall Classic in Miami against a competitive field. He secured a trio of top-three finishes at the meet, including a win in the 400 IM by clocking a time of 3:58.92, which was over three seconds better than the second-place finisher. The Las Vegas, Nev., native later captured another event victory once he tied for first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:52.58.

He added a third-place finish in the 200 back, after he touched the wall at 1:52.20. Yang was one of five swimmers at the meet to grab two first-place finishes and the lone competitor to also finish inside the top three in an additional event.

The Black Knights return to action tomorrow to open the dual season against UMass in Amherst, Mass., at 5 p.m.

Cadets at St. Cyr Start Weekend Military Training
10/11/2018

Cadets at St. Cyr Start Weekend Military TrainingThere are currently 16 Cadets on Semester Abroad Program in France; Eight at the French Military Academy at St. Cyr, four at the Catholic University of Lille, and four at the Catholic University of Lyon. The Cadets at St. Cyr conducted their first weekend military training event with their French Cadet platoons near Mont St. Michel, France. As they trained with our French Allies, cadets noted many similarities as well as differences between their training and the French planning process as well as the execution of raids and platoon attacks.

Women’s Team Handball Takes 2nd Place
10/11/2018

Women’s Team Handball Takes 2nd PlaceWest Point Women's Team Handball traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete against Boston Team Handball Club and the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill's team. With 18 new players on the team all playing in their first handball tournament, the weekend was a big learning experience. The improvement in level of play from West Point Gold's first game to last game was significant and the coaches for the other teams remarked on their impressive progress. They made great shots and stayed competitive the entire tournament. West Point's Black team defeated UNC 29-3 and lost to Boston in the championship game, taking home second place in the tournament. Both teams plan to bring the new skills learned through competitive play to practice, refining their own skills and prepare for future competitions.

Cadets Visit Marist for ACS Talk
10/11/2018

Cadets Visit Marist for ACS TalkThe local chapter of the West Point American Chemical Society (ACS) visited Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY to participate in a Mid-Hudson ACS talk on the chemistry of fermentation in the production of alcoholic apple cider. The talk was presented by Tim Dressel, a graduate of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science, and owner of Kettleborough Cider House in New Paltz, NY. Mr. Dressel discussed the rapid growth in popularity of hard apple ciders in America along with the science and art of producing a quality product. At the heart of the process of fermentation is the proper monitoring and control of the aqueous environment with a focus on the acidity (pH) during the fermentation cycle to ensure an ideal environment for the yeast to produce ethanol and flavor. Representatives from West Point included LTC Bahaghighat and Cadets Ross Poulin '19, Jared Hudspeth '21, and Rachael Dodson '22.

Water Polo Tournament at Villanova
10/11/2018

Water Polo Tournament at VillanovaArmy Water Polo travelled to Philadelphia recently to compete in a tournament at Villanova. The Army team arrived on Friday and went immediately to the pool to play their first game against Villanova. Villanova was off to a quick start and scored three goals in the first quarter while they held the Army team to zero. Jinwon Heo helped to turn the tide as he scored the first goal of the game for Army, sparking a four-goal streak. Unfortunately, Villanova held Army off just long enough to end the game in a 10-7 loss for Army. Army came back on Saturday ready to win. They took on the University of Maryland for their first game. They won in a hard-fought game with a final score of Army 8, Maryland 6. Army's third and final game was against the University of Pennsylvania. Army dominated the field and ended with a score of 9-2. Even the goalie, Jeff Stark, got in on the action with an impressive shot over the UPenn goalkeepers head. In the fourth quarter, Patrick Cowley had the chance to take over goal and performed well with several saves.

LTC Pfluger Publishes Article in the Journal of Cleaner Production
10/11/2018

LTC Pfluger Publishes Article in the Journal of Cleaner ProductionLTC Andrew Pfluger, in collaboration with Dr. Linda Figueroa, and with co-authors Jason Coontz, Veronika Zhiteneva, Teigan Gulliver, Lisa Cherry, and Liam Cavanaugh from the Colorado School of Mines, published an article in the Journal of Cleaner Production titled “Anaerobic digestion and biogas beneficial use at municipal wastewater treatment facilities in Colorado: A case study examining barriers to widespread implementation”. In 2004 the state of Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to implement a renewable energy standard. Electrical utilities have met the state's energy goals using a combination of wind, hydroelectric, and solar power, while giving relatively little consideration to biogas generated from domestic wastewater treatment (i.e., biomass accounts for < 0.1% of renewable energy used in Colorado). An examination of wastewater treatment facilities designed to treat flowrates >7570 m3d-1 indicates that energy generated from the anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge and combined heat and power technologies is limited in Colorado. At the time of this study, only 39% of examined facilities used anaerobic digestion and only 4 of 24 anaerobic digestion facilities actively employed combined heat and power. Barriers to widespread implementation of anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power were primarily associated with costs, e.g., infrastructure or equipment capital costs; however, other barriers were identified, including: effectiveness of available grant and loan programs, state-level regulations, electric utility rate structures, the influence of local decision-making authorities, and a reluctance by wastewater treatment facilities to change sludge digestion practices. Read More.

Equestrian Schooling Show in Saddle River
10/10/2018

Equestrian Schooling Show in Saddle RiverThe Army West Point Equestrian Team started their season off strong with a schooling show at Saddle River Equestrian Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. The team competed against a variety of different competitors from all age groups and experience levels. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Matilda Brady ’19 won both her 2’6 equitation jumping class and her 2’6 Medal equitation jumping class, Anna Jerald ’21 earned second in her 2’6 equitation jumping class and third in her 2’6 Medal equitation jumping class, Madyson Paul ’21 placed second and third in two consecutive equitation jumping classes, Taqi Iftikar ’20 won his walk-trot-canter division, Cira Wolf ’20 placed second in her walk-trot-canter division, Emma Lawson ’21 won her walk-trot division, and Victoria Kearns ’22 and Kirby Horne ’22 both placed second in their walk-trot classes. The weekend demonstrated that this year’s equestrian team is going to prove to be a formidable opponent in the coming weeks. Both new and old team members represented the team and West Point exceptionally, and they look forward to continued success in the coming months.

Williamson Impressive on Final Day in Alabama
10/10/2018

CDT Justin Williamson '20Cow Justin Williamson fired a 3-under 67 on the final day at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at Alabama to help the Army West Point golf team finish 11th after the third round. The Black Knights finished with a team score of 304-299-296—899 (+59) during the three rounds of the tournament. Army improved each round and concluded the events with a 296 (+16) on the third day of competition to move up a spot on the leaderboard. Alabama took home the title with a 12-under team score.

Williamson continued his great play on Tuesday and his third-round score of 67 (-3) was tied for the best round of the day. Williamson closed out his final round with three birdies on the final four holes and had a 2-under back nine performance. He moved up 10 spots thanks to that third round and finished the tournament with an even par 210. Arkansas' Julian Perico took home the individual title by leading after both days and shot a 2-under 68 on the final day to finish 13-under par for the tournament.

Next up for the Black Knights is the 2018 Bush Cup at SMU in Dallas. The teams will tie off on Oct. 18 for the one-day event.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: San Jose St.
10/10/2018

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

The Black Knights after ending their three-game road swing with a visit to Levi's Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. Eastern kickoff against San Jose State.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"We are coming off our bye week. I thought it was a productive week for us, I thought our guys practiced really hard. We were able to do some things that we had not done since camp. That happens as you start to get into game preparation and you focus on the team you're getting ready to play.

Certainly, we did a lot of San Jose stuff in terms of our defense on their offensive schemes and special teams, but we were able to go back and hit on some things that in preseason camp we cover, scenarios that may come up during the season, but you kind of push them to the back burner. It may just be a special teams situation, for us on offense, certainly [facing] some different fronts that oftentimes pop up and you're not expecting. We got some good work in running the ball and protecting the passer versus those looks and then defensively, to again go back and hit some of the option game that we don't get a chance to defend as we're preparing from week to week. We took some periods each day and did some of that. Read More

Men's Swim & Dive Wins TYR Fall Classic
10/9/2018

Men's Swim & Dive Wins TYR Fall ClassicThe Army West Point men's swim and dive team won five events to close out the weekend en route to a first-place finish at the TYR Fall Classic at the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center. The 493.5 points compiled by the Black Knights was a 40-point improvement from last year's total at the meet. Grand Canyon finished behind the Cadets with 478 points, while George Washington (440.5), TCU (407) and Florida Atlantic (369) rounded out the top-five team scores.

The final day began with Brian McKenrick, Ty Dang, Johnny Ellery and Josh Zock posting a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:33.67) Tom Ottman won Army's first event of the afternoon once he touched the wall at 4:30.80 in the 500 free. After winning the 100 breast on day one, Dang secured the top time in the 200 breast by besting the competition with his time of 2:03.88. Kevin Doo secured the win in the 100 free (45.52) after winning the B-Final in the 100 breast earlier in the day at 2:04.83. In the 200 fly, it was Ellery who finished first in the field after he touched the wall at 1:50.74. Jay Yang was the top finisher for the Cadets in the 200 back, placing third at 1:52.20, before tying with Dayne Odendaal of TCU for the win in the 200 IM (1:52.58). Kevin Lin won the B-Finals in the 500 free (4:33.65) and the 200 fly (1:53.49). Nathan Hein, Doo, Zock and Ottman wrapped up the swimming events with a second-place showing in the 400 free relay (3:03.86). On the 1-meter board, Hudson Kay compiled the fourth-best score of 232.05. Read More

Vietnamese-American Forum H.S. Outreach
10/9/2018

Vietnamese-American Forum H.S. OutreachSupported by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, Cadets from Vietnamese-American Cadet Association traveled to Westminster and Garden Grove in California recently to engage in outreach to high schools and to conduct oral history interviews with Vietnamese Veterans. They visited four high schools, speaking with over 500 students about the opportunities offered by the United States Military Academy. Cadets spoke to both large groups of students, where they presented information provided by the West Point Admissions Office, and to interested individuals. Conversations ranged from academics to Cadet daily schedules, athletics, and opportunities for service in the military. We also talked with teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. We then visited the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and talked with one of the directors about the history of the South Vietnamese Military. Finally, each cadet had the opportunity to interview a Vietnamese Veteran about his childhood in Vietnam, service in the military, journey to America, and acceptance into a new country and community. One cadet interviewed a Vietnamese-American immigrant who graduated from West Point in 1986 and was the first Vietnamese-born U.S. Army Officer to serve in Hanoi as the Senior Defense Official. These interviews gave cadets the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the immigrant community, and a cultural and societal view of the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective. This trip was a success, increasing awareness about West Point and educating cadets about a little-known aspect of their own heritage.

Women's Tennis Finishes Lehigh Invitational
10/9/2018

CDT MaryJo Pidgeon '22The Army West Point women's tennis team concluded the Lehigh Invitational on Sunday. The Black Knights won a combined 12 matches after going 11-3 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles action. On the weekend, Army was 23-9 overall, 16-6 in singles and 7-3 in doubles.

Paula Gonzalez/Sibel Can def. Danna Funaro/Gloria Son, 6-4. Leigh Friedman/Elizabeth Nowak def. Sasha Inchauste/Hannah Boubel, 7-6 (5). Paola Bou/MaryJo Pidgeon def. Grace Lin/Casey Zhong, 6-2.

MaryJo Pidgeon was the lone Cadet to go undefeated on the weekend, going 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles. The Black Knights will conclude the fall season at the ITA Northeast Regionals and Loyola Invite next weekend. Read More

Lake Frederick Fly Fishing Clinic
10/9/2018

Lake Frederick Fly Fishing ClinicTen cadets went to the Lake Frederick area for a fly fishing clinic. After using club meetings to practice fly casting in Arvin Gym and learn fly tying, these cadets put those new skills into action on the water. Three cadets caught their first fish on a fly rod. Other new experiences were catching new species of fish, catching fish on a fly they tied, and catching fish from a boat. Longtime external supporter of the club Leigh Oliva volunteered his time to work with all the cadets at the clinic.

Pistol Steel Challenge Match
10/9/2018

This was the Pistol Team's first opportunity to shoot a steel challenge match since last April. It was an important training event to prepare for Scholastic Action Shooting Program Nationals. Plebe Ethan Wilson shot the Team high of 151.26 seconds to finish 11th out of 50 in Production Class. Firsties Brandon Hottois and Eric Dragland finshed 23rd and 25th with times of 176.43 and 177.9 seconds, respectively.

Men's Tennis Concludes Farnsworth Invitational
10/9/2018

CDT Anant Mundra '21Army men's tennis wrapped up the Farnsworth Invitational Sunday with a strong showing, particularly in doubles play. The Black Knights went a perfect 3-0 in doubles action, bringing their overall record to 8-4 over the three days. Myles Conlin continued to impress in singles, finishing with a 3-1 record overall.

Myles Conlin (Army West Point) def. Lars Schouten (Marist), w/0. Nikita Larichev (Army West Point) def. Jack Sequerth (Marist), 6-2, 6-3. Army will travel back to New Jersey next week, as the Black Knights will compete in the ITA Northeast Regionals Oct. 11-16. Read More

The Westchester Triathlon in Rye, NY
10/5/2018

The Westchester Triathlon in Rye, NYThe West Point Triathlon traveled to Rye, NY, to compete in the Westchester Triathlon. Held at Playland Park, the Olympic distance event consisted of a one-mile swim, a 25 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run. The Westchester Tri was the last race in the fall Collegiate Conference series and Army once again claimed the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference title. Cadet Thatcher Shepard finished second place over-all in the men's race with a total time of 2:07:39. Cadets Blake Rhymes, Wolfgang Drake, Hunter Cochran, and Thom-as Batt all placed in the top ten as well. For the women, Cadet Payton Boylston won the Collegiate Female Division with a time of 2:28:28 while Hannah White finished third in the Division as well. One of the team OICs also competed in the event. CPT Scott Lynch completed the race finishing 39th out of 605 in his age group. The Army West Point Triathlon team sent 4 cadets to the Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City race last month. The race consisted of a 1.2-mile open water swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run. The team had great success with all four cadets finishing in the top 10 in their divisions and three of the four on the podium. This was the first 70.3 race for three of the four cadets. CDT Gabe Fuhrman '21 was 2nd in the men's 18-24 division while CDT Katie Harris '20 and CDT Sarah Martin '21 were 2nd and 5th in the women's 18-24 division. Both Fuhrman and Harris earned qualification spots to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in the fall of 2019.

Pipes and Drums Participate in the Highland Games
10/5/2018

Pipes and Drums Participate in the Highland GamesThe USCC Pipes and Drums band participated in the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as in a band competition, where it received several pieces of valuable feedback from judges. The cadets had a great time talking to other bands, performers and competitors at the Highland games and were able to watch several other competitions to include dancing, caber tossing, and shot put.

Pond Mountain National Orienteering Meet in Kent
10/5/2018

Pond Mountain National Orienteering Meet in KentThe Orienteering Team competed in the Pond Mountain National Meet in Kent, CT. The meet consisted of a one-day competition which involved one 'classic' course through the rocky terrain of Macedonia Brook State Park. The team had an incredible weekend as they competed in their first national ranking event of the season. Individually, CDTs Kevin Wolgast and Justin Augustine did great as they both placed in the top of their individual categories.

Men's Soccer Defends Home Turf for First League Win
10/4/2018

CDT Tyler Mitchiner '20An early second half score by cow Tyler Mitchiner helped propel the Army West Point men's soccer team to a 1-0 Patriot League victory over Lafayette on Wednesday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.

The Black Knights (4-5-1, 1-2 Patriot League) secured their first league win of the season and the second consecutive victory against the Leopards (4-4-2, 0-2-1 Patriot League).

Mitchiner's goal turned out to be all the Cadets needed on the night as the defense held strong against the Lafayette offensive attack. Justin Stoll tallied four saves in between the pipes in a shutout performance. Read More

Society of American Military Engineers Harbor Inspection
10/4/2018

Society of American Military Engineers Harbor InspectionFaculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering took 16 Cadets from nine departments including two exchange Cadets from Brazil to spend time with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on their daily New York Harbor Inspection. COL Tom Asbery, Commander of the USACE New York District, discussed the capabilities of USACE with a focus on maintaining our nation’s waterways with the USMA Student Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). COL Asbery mentioned the strategic importance of the New York City harbor, current and future operations by USACE in support of New York City, and assignments in the Engineer Branch. Participation in this event enabled enrichment of West Point’s interaction with New York City.

Boxing at the Mid-Town Throw Down
10/4/2018

Boxing at the Mid-Town Throw DownThe Army Boxing Team participated in the Mid-Town Throw Down. The winners from this event were: Carlan Ivey, Ben Radcliff, Shane Ferry, Isiah Ortiz, A. J. Farrow - Maynie, and Janel Tracy.

Crew at the Rumson Boat Race
10/4/2018

Crew at the Rumson Boat RaceThe Crew team raced at the Rumson Boat Race in Rumson, New Jersey. The season kick off allowed the MV8+, M2V8+, WV8+ and W2V8+ their first chance to compete against teams they will continue to race against this season.

Plunkett Named Army Athlete of the Week
10/3/2018

CDT Matt Plunkett '19Firstie Matt Plunkett went undefeated on the weekend in Army's 8-3 victory over Navy to earn the Black Knights the Star. Plunkett was teamed up with Justin Williamson on Saturday to win their match 2-up over Navy which helped Army jump out to a 3.5-0.5 lead after day one of four-ball competition. He followed his group play with Williamson with an impressive come-from-behind win on Sunday in singles play. He found himself down after the 11th hole and clawed his way back and was 1-up going into the 17th hole. He squared that hole and then in dramatic fashion dropped a 50-foot putt on the 18th to win 2-up and helped Army clinch the Star for the sixth time in the last seven years. Plunkett and the golf team are back in action on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Jerry Pate Invitational at the University of Alabama.

Cycling Does Well in Potsdam
10/3/2018

Cycling Does Well in PotsdamThe Army Cycling Team had another race in beautiful Potsdam, NY recently. Riders flew up and down fluid trails at Clarkson University. The team killed it (again) with more than ten, top ten finishes across the board and a win from CDT Aidan Doyle.

Army vs. Oklahoma Watch Party
10/3/2018

Army vs. Oklahoma Watch PartyOver 1000 people attended the Army vs. Oklahoma watch party in the Ike Hall Ballroom and First Class Club, sponsored by USAA, it was a great success. It was standing room only in the First Class Club and Ike Hall as well. Tailgating games were spread out along the promenade to enjoy, and snacks were provided to fuel cadets throughout the game. USAA gave away three great prizes to cadets, during their half time raffle. Though the game did not have a favorable turn out for Army, it was a great game and it was a fun night for all who attended. Everyone would like to thank Greg Dyson and his team at USAA and Eric Luchetti at Fox Sports for making this event possible.

Water Polo Wins All at First Home Tournament
10/3/2018

Water Polo Wins All at First Home TournamentThe Army West Point Water Polo held their first home tournament of the year. They hosted nine teams from across the New York Division and played their first four official games of the season, winning all. Notably, all three of the fourth class cadets scored their first Army Water Polo goals. Army closed out the game against Binghamton with a final score of 19-1. Army shut down Hamilton, with a final score of 20-4. Army went up against Cornell ending with a score of 13-8. Army's final game, and the last game of the tournament, was against Syracuse with a final score of 17-4. The weekend was an important stepping stone in the path to nationals at Arizona State University in November. Army will play the other teams in the division at another home tournament this month and fight for the spot to Nationals in Hamilton later that month.

Morriss Slated Patriot League Athlete of the Week
10/2/2018

CDT Sydney Morriss '20Following an outstanding weekend performance, Sydney Morriss of the Army West Point volleyball team was slated the Patriot League Athlete of the Week on Monday. Morriss captured the honors following back-to-back double-digit kill matches and a .423 hitting percentage on the weekend.

The cow tallied 16 kills against Lehigh in the five-set thriller and hit .364. On Saturday, Morriss posted 10 kills and had zero errors to lead the Black Knights with a season-high .526 hitting percentage. Morriss, a native of San Antonio, Texas, boasted a 3.25 kills per set average for the weekend.

The Black Knights travel to Loyola and Navy next weekend. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m.

Bass Fishing on the Mohawk River
10/2/2018

Bass Fishing on the Mohawk RiverThe Bass Fishing Club had a great weekend on the Mohawk River catching smallmouth bass and northern pike.

Cadets Visit Fordham University School of Law
10/2/2018

Cadets Visit Fordham University School of LawCadets in Criminal Law and Special Topics in Law traveled to Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan to hear oral arguments in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Cadets heard oral argument from military attorneys for the U.S. Army Legal Service Agency (USALSA) Government and Defense Appellate Divisions as well as Fordham Law student amici in the case of United States v. Criswell. The case involves the reliability of eyewitness identification in court, and the improper use of photographic lineups by law enforcement. After the court proceedings, Cadets and members of Fordham's Veteran Law Students Society had the opportunity to meet over lunch with the attorneys and judges involved with the case to discuss contemporary issues in military law and careers in military law.

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K
10/1/2018

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5KYesterday in New York City, members of the Corps of Cadets, staff and faculty and candidates from the U.S. Military Academy prep school volunteered in the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K, a race that commemorates New York firefighter Stephen Siller's heroic run from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001.

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

More than 30,000 New Yorkers and participants from across the country joined in the race. Following, USMA participants took a moment at the 9/11 Memorial plaza to reflect on their own commitment to duty and selfless service.

Football Hands Buffalo First Loss
10/1/2018

Football Hands Buffalo First LossBuffalo got out to a quick lead, but the Army West Point Football team scored a decisive 42-13 victory on Saturday afternoon to hand the Bulls their first loss of the season.

Army scored 21 unanswered points in the first half, including a blocked field goal return for a touchdown by Elijah Riley with Wunmi Oyetuga coming up with the deflection on the kick. Army's defense allowed only six points after the opening drive to shut down a Buffalo offense that hadn't scored less than 35 points in a game this season.

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led the Army offense with 89 rushing yards and 91 through the air to go with a passing touchdown. Jordan Asberry hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass, while Darnell Woolfolk, Connor Slomka, Calen Holt and Luke Langdon all found the end zone in the win. The Black Knights outscored Buffalo, 42-6, after the Bulls took a 7-0 lead. Read More

AIAD at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC
10/1/2018

AIAD at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DCFour cadets from a diverse group of majors were on Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC. USIP is an independent national institute dedicated to advancing global security and U.S. interests through means other than violence. Despite this academic diversity, all participants applied their academic knowledge to various missions within the Institute. From writing articles on Iran and Middle East to attending Congressional discussions about Russia, the cadets interacted with governmental and non-governmental experts, developing networks and knowledge beyond the walls of West Point.

Dolehide, Waldman Win Titles at West Point Invite
10/1/2018

CDT Abi Waldman '21Rookie Stephanie Dolehide and yearling Abi Waldman of the Army West Point women's tennis team earned singles titles on the final day of the West Point Invite on Sunday. Dolehide won her second-straight tournament after collecting the E Singles crown at Quinnipiac two weeks ago, while Waldman won the first fall tournament of her career.

Plebe Stephanie Dolehide won her second career tournament. Yearling Abi Waldman won the first singles title of her collegiate career. The Black Knights will compete at Lehigh's Patriot League kickoff next Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Men's Rugby Remains Undefeated
10/1/2018

Men's Rugby Remains UndefeatedThe Army men's rugby team continued its hot start to the fall, as the Black Knights took down Kutztown 24-17 Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex. First half was a defensive battle, with both teams playing physically from the start. Army (5-0) opened up the scoring with a scrum try in the 17th minute to take a 7-0 lead. The Golden Bears would add a penalty kick in the 34th minute to make it 7-3 going into the half. The second half saw the brunt of the scoring, with tries from Bailey Abercrombie, Paul Adams, and Will Miller. Kutztown would keep it close with two tries of its own, but a stout Black Knight defense would seal the win down the stretch, with multiple scrum victories. The Black Knights begin the season at least 5-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army moves to 4-1 on 15s play at the varsity level against Kutztown. Read More

Golf Earns Star with 8-3 Victory over Rival Navy
10/1/2018

Golf Earns Star with 8-3 Victory over Rival NavyThe Army West Point golf team claimed the annual Star match for the second-straight year when it defeated archrival Navy 8-3 yesterday. The Black Knights jumped out to a 3.5-0.5 lead after four-ball play on Saturday and then earned points in the first four singles matches on Sunday to secure victory. The match was decided after Army had taken a 7-1 lead on the final day, making it impossible for the Mids to mount a comeback. Gunnar Doyle earned the first point of the Sunday singles matches by earning a 1-up victory over Thomas Garbee. Matt Plunkett secured the second point of the day with a clutch 50-foot putt to win 2-up over Navy's Charlie Musto. Army claimed the Star when Tom Katsenes finished on the 17th hole by winning 2-and-1 and almost at the exact time, Justin Williamson halved his match with Navy's Griffin Peters. The Black Knights have won the Star in six of the last seven years. Navy claimed wins over Sam Yom and James McKee but Nick Turner rounded out the points for Army when he defeated Ward Wilkinson by 2-up. Read More

Princeton Writing Program
10/1/2018

Princeton Writing ProgramThe International Affairs and International Relations teams hosted two faculty members from the Princeton Writing Program. Dr. Alex Davis and Dr. Erin Vearncombe moderated an incredibly valuable writing workshop entitled "How to Teach Writing in Social Science." As a social scientist himself, Dr. Davis contributed valuable subject-matter expertise and a fluency in writing instruction to the workshop. Dr. Davis and Dr. Vearncombe catered the workshop specifically to the SS307 "SOSH Paper," and adapted their 6-step writing model and valuable in-class writing exercises to meet the needs and requests of SS307 and the broader IA faculty. The leadership of the West Point Writing Program also attended to exchange ideas and best practices on how to instruct faculty members in a writing-focused course.

Spring Football Hands St. Thomas Aquinas First Loss, 56-0
10/1/2018

Spring Football Hands St. Thomas Aquinas First Loss, 56-0The Army West Point sprint football team remained perfect on the 2018 season and handed Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) newcomer Saint Thomas Aquinas its first-ever loss with a 56-0 victory Saturday at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights stretched their winning streak to 11 games while earning their first CSFL North division win of the season.

Keegan West continued his strong firstie campaign by leading Army to a 35-point lead at halftime and finished the game 22-for-26 for 255 passing yards and five touchdowns. His favorite target was once again cow Tom Williamson, who led the Black Knights' receiving corps with six catches, 70 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Alex Sobeski led the team with seven stops on the afternoon. NeVonte Dean boasted a team-high 2.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards, including two sacks for eight yards. Read More

Men's Cross Country Places Third At Paul Short Run
10/1/2018

Men's Cross Country Places Third At Paul Short RunThe Army West Point men's cross country team placed third out of 41 teams at the Paul Short Run on Friday. The Black Knights were led by junior Robbie Santoyo's 11th place finish (24:41). Senior Mikey Singer (19th, 24:51) and junior Roman Ollar (25th, 24:54) also posted top 25 finishes for Army. The team improved four spots from their previous season's result for the second straight year. Coach Smith said, "I thought the guys ran very well today. It was a warm day and the course was soggy and slippery from the recent rain, so it was a challenge to maneuver out there, but we did a great job of managing the conditions and focusing on the race. A third-place finish in a race of this caliber is a nice way to start the competitive part of the season. Two years ago, we were 11th here and last year we finished seventh. So today was another step forward for us as we try to build a championship caliber team." Read More

Horace has Career Night in Volleyball's Loss to Lehigh
10/1/2018

Horace has Career Night in Volleyball's Loss to LehighThe Army West Point volleyball team fell, 3-2, Friday night in a tough matchup against Lehigh. The Black Knights went up 2-1 in the match, but two-straight set wins by the Mountain Hawks helped them prevail over the Cadets. Firstie captain Courtney Horace led Army with a career-high performance of 22 kills and 14 digs. The night marked her first-career double-double. Horace recorded career-highs in two categories tonight. The junior captain notched 22 kills and added 14 digs which also marked her first-career double-double. Morriss hit .364 on the night with 16 kills and was followed by Eckford with 10 kills at .304. Morriss also recorded a team-high five blocks. Lum dished out 34 assists tonight, while Hannah Presley tallied 29. Ana Oglivie produced a team-best three service aces and 21 digs. Multiple Black Knights recorded double-digit digs including Lum (14), Buckingham (13) and Allie Strong (11). Read More

Triathlon at the Ironman 70.3 Superfrog
9/28/2018

Triathlon at the Ironman 70.3 SuperfrogThe Army West Point Triathlon team traveled to San Diego, CA to participate in the Ironman 70.3 Superfrog triathlon. The Army team had great success in spite of extreme conditions with six-foot waves in the cold water during the 1.2-mile swim in the Pacific and over six miles of the half-marathon run in the sand on the beach. All four cadets finished on the podium. CDT Thatcher Shepard '20 and CDT Graham King '19 were 4th and 5th in the 18-24 male division and 2nd and 3rd in the Service Academy division. CDT Payton Boylston '20 and CDT Hannah White '20 were 1st and 2nd in both the women’s 18- 24 and the women’s Service Academy divisions. As a result, Thatcher and Payton earned qualification spots to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI in 2019. Payton also earned a qualification spot to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2019. Superfrog is the oldest half-ironman race and was created by Navy Seals to test and prepare them for the Ironman race in Kona, HI. The Superfrog event has special World Championship qualification spots for military and cadets and midshipman in service academies. Also competing the race was 1LT Connor Werneke '16, a past member of the Army Tri team, and Dr. Ken Allen, the team’s OIC. Connor finished 3rd in the men’s 18-24 division and Dr. Allen was 14th in the men’s 45-49 division.

Amateur Radio Provides Toughman Competition Support
9/28/2018

Amateur Radio Provides Toughman Competition SupportCadets from the Cadet HAMS Radio club provided communications support along with the Orange County Amateur Radio Club for the Toughman Competition. In addition, 29 cadets from A2, F2, H2, and I2 provided cadet volunteers to direct traffic, cyclists, and distributed water to competitors. A national guard chaplain said he was very impressed with the cadet's performance at the event and thanked them for volunteering. The primary volunteer coordinator said after the event that the cadets were extremely effective in ensuring traffic was properly controlled. Head coordinator quote "This year was the smoothest year yet, in 12 years." Merchant Marine Academy midshipmen also volunteered.

Baseball to Host Two Fall Ball Games; Scout Day
9/28/2018

Baseball to Host Two Fall Ball Games; Scout DayArmy West Point baseball, the reigning Patriot League Champions, will be hosting two fall ball games as well as a scout day. The first fall contest will happen this Saturday when the Black Knights welcome Bryant to Doubleday Field at 2:05 p.m. The Cadets and Bulldogs last faced off during the regular season when Army took home an 11-7 neutral site victory on March 2. The Black Knights will then host a scout day on Oct. 10th at 3 p.m. before closing their fall schedule with one final contest against CAA foe Northeastern on Oct. 21 at 1:05 p.m. on Doubleday Field.

The Huskies and Cadets were selected to the same NCAA Regional group this past spring but did not face each other during the weekend. Admission for all events are free of charge. The Black Knights lost just two players to graduation, but those two were significant in Jon Rosoff and Matt Ball. Rosoff was named the 2018 Patriot League Player of the Year, while Ball was tabbed with Google Cloud Academic All-America praise. Army returns 32 cadet-athletes from last year's squad, including Anthony Giachin, Tyler Giovinco and Jacob Hurtubise, who all earned postseason Patriot League honors in 2018.

CME USMA HPC Brown Bag
9/28/2018

The first monthly USMA High Performance Computing (HPC) Brown Bag of AY2019 took place recently. On a monthly basis (at Noon or soon thereafter), faculty, staff, and cadets interested in high performance computing have a forum to highlight their work, exchange ideas, build collaboration, and learn more about HPC. The featured HPC Brown Bag Speaker was Dr. Carolann Koleci from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME). All faculty, staff, and cadets with an interest in HPC are strongly encouraged to attend. Slides from the Brown Bag are archived on the Sharepoint Site. The annual HPC Workshop is scheduled for October 22, from 9:40am to 11:40am, and will be led by Dr. Suzanne Matthews from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Dr. Carolann Koleci (CME).

Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade
9/28/2018

Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite UpgradeDepartment of Systems Engineering (DSE) Cadets working on the Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade Capstone Project had a chance to meet Soldiers from the Chemical Corps branch and learn the capabilities of the M1135 Stryker NBC RV. CDTs Weliver, Cascio, Ownes, Hale, and Shafer had a chance to interview the end-users of the project that they are currently completing. They experienced first-hand the different functionalities and components that make up the sensor suite array for the M1135. Branch Week proved to be not only an opportunity to learn about different branches, but also a great opportunity to conduct research for their capstone project.

West Point Mountaineering in the Shawagunks
9/28/2018

West Point Mountaineering in the ShawagunksThe Army West Point Mountaineering Club took eight cadets to the Shawagunks Mountain Range in New Paltz, NY, to participate in a day of outdoor climbing. The members of the club who participated in this trip section include cadets Justin Gittemeier '21, Ben Mustonen '21, Ian Navarro '20, Jared Ells '19, Christopher Rieping '19, George Plantenga '21, Gerrit Rummel '21, and Christian Witkop '21. This trip was focused on continuing to learn top rope anchor building and top rope belaying skills. Participants of the trip section gained experience with outdoor rock climbing practicing on routes at levels 5.4 – 5.10.

How to Follow – Army at Buffalo
9/28/2018

How to Follow – Army at BuffaloFans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the Army football team as it takes on Buffalo Saturday at noon. CBS Sports Network and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices.

Television: CBS Sports Network | On-Air Time: 12:02 p.m.

Army West Point Sports Network:
On-Air Time: 10:00 a.m., Army Football Tailgate Show
Pregame Show: 11:30 a.m., Black Knights Game Day
Flagships: WBNR (1260 AM, Beacon, N.Y.); WLNA (1420 AM, Peekskill, N.Y.)
New York City Affiliates: WMCA (570 AM, New York City, N.Y.)

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COL(R) Mead '57 Still Guided by Department Principles
9/28/2018

COL(R) Mead Still Guided by Department PrinciplesThe Academy welcomed back COL(R) Dana Mead and his wife, Nancy, for a faculty seminar and interview with the Center for Oral History. COL Mead previously served in the Department of Social Sciences as the Deputy Head from 1974 -1978 and Acting Head during AY75-76. Following his retirement from the Army, COL Mead began a business career, first at International Paper and then as President, Chair, and CEO of Tenneco, a financially troubled conglomerate. During his discussion with faculty, COL Mead explained how the Department’s principles of "Be Kind" and "Doctrine of No Surprises" continued to guide his leadership style throughout his years as a business executive.

Brinson Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy
9/27/2018

CDT Kenneth Brinson '19Army West Point football's firstie linebacker Kenneth Brinson has been named a semifinalist for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®. The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) proudly announced today the 179 semifinalists list, and Brinson was among those named. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Brinson has compiled 11 total tackles in Army's opening four games with two tackles for a loss of eight yards. The Kennesaw, Ga., native has picked up two sacks for eight yards and currently sits tied for eighth in Academy lore with 10.5 career take downs.

The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 31, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 60th NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. Live during the event, one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 29th William V. Campbell Trophy and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000. Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators. Read More

CDT Brown 61st Civil Affairs Detachment, Kuwait AIAD
9/27/2018

CDT Brown 61st Civil Affairs Detachment, Kuwait AIADCDT Sam Brown, a Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering (GEnE) Human-Environment major, completed a three-week Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) with the 61st Civil Affairs Detachment at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. During his time with the 61st, CDT Brown worked with the Middle East CIM team, covering Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAS, Jordan and Egypt. He leveraged his academic knowledge of human geography and environmental interaction to analyze current events and their projected impact on US Army interests. Additionally, he developed products examining the Jordanian Syrian refugee crisis and the current Jordanian PMESII status which he briefed to MG McCormick, the Task Force Commanding General. Lastly, Sam toured the city of Fahaheel, which gave him an in-person perspective on the social divide between Kuwaitis and foreign-born workers. This AIAD gave CDT Brown the ability to apply his knowledge outside of West Point, as well as develop a more nuanced appreciation for how events in Jordan play into US foreign interest calculations.

Women's Soccer Outlasts Lafayette in Home Win
9/27/2018

CDT Erynn Johns '21After a one-hour-and-32-minute lightning delay, the Army West Point women's soccer team outlasted Lafayette for a 1-0 victory at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field Wednesday evening. Yearling Erynn Johns came up with the game-deciding play in the 21st minute when she stole the ball off the foot of a Lafayette defender and dribbled around the Leopard player. The Austin, Texas, native then fired a shot from 18-yards out that crept past the outstretched hand of the goalkeeper and under the crossbar to give the Black Knights a 1-0 edge.

After controlling play for most of the first half, the home side saw Lafayette assert itself and possessed the ball through the first 20 minutes of the final period. That run came to an end with 35:02 remaining, however, when a lightning strike started a 1:32 delay. When the two sides returned to the field, the Cadets were able to regroup and prevent Lafayette from creating any more threatening scoring chances. Read More

The West Point Band Performs and Teaches Cadets
9/27/2018

The West Point Band Performs and Teaches CadetsMembers of the West Point Band, led by MSG Michael Reifenberg, instructed cadets enrolled in Society and Culture in American History on the development of African American musical styles from 1850 to 1960. During their class, the Band provided live demonstrations on various musical styles to include Classic Blues, Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, Dixieland, and Bebop. The Band's performance and discussion gave cadets a better understanding of how and why African American music developed a distinct style and how it influenced American culture and society as a whole. The presentation fit into the larger theme of the class from the margins to mainstream. Through the course, cadets examine the history of American society and culture thematically by analyzing how and why the culture and ideas of marginal groups have been incorporated into mainstream American society. With the assistance and expertise of the West Point Band, the cadets walked away with a better understanding of this dynamic.

Sailing Competes in the Battle of Lake Erie
9/27/2018

Sailing Competes in the Battle of Lake ErieThe Dinghy Sailing Team of the USMA Sailing Team traveled to Erie, PA to compete in the Battle of Lake Erie, an intercollegiate sailing competition that pits many of the best college sailing teams in the nation against one another. This year, USMA sent five cadets to race two boats, skippered by Cadets Jennifer Suter '19 and Chloe Headrick '21. Both teams captured multiple first and second place finishes over a series of races, placing the team third overall for the weekend. This positioned the team well at the upcoming SUNY Maritime Fall Open.

Department of History OPD on BRS
9/27/2018

Department of History OPD on BRSMAJ Aaron Stark of the Department of Social Sciences, presented an Officer Professional Development (OPD) to the Department of History on the Army’s Blended Retirement System (BRS). MAJ Stark presented some models he has constructed and provided some advice on the questions officers should ask themselves and consider before they make finalizing their decision to opt in or out of the BRS.

Fly Fishing in the Esopus River
9/27/2018

Fly Fishing in the Esopus RiverEight cadets in the Fly Fishing club, under the club Cadet in Charge (CIC) acting also as Officer in Charge (OIC), safely conducted the day trip and linked up with members of the Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited (TU) to fish the Esopus River. Weather and water conditions were nice, and the TU mentors helped the cadets catch rainbow and brown trout. Experienced cadets mentored beginners and the cadets learned from the TU club how another fly fishing club operates and learned insights from their years of experience on the Esopus River. The club is thankful for the support of DCA, external donations, and external volunteers that all were critical to make this trip successful.

Parliamentary Debate Tournament at University of Pittsburgh
9/26/2018

DEP Parliamentary Debate Tournament at University of PittsburghThe majority of the USMA Speech and Parliamentary Debate team competed recently and it resulted in major victories for West Point. CDTs Foust '21 and Ghosh '21 competed in the semi-final round of novice debate. CPT Stephen Dilorenzo, the team OIC, accompanied the team to the University of Pittsburgh to provide mentorship and support for the team. The team sent three novice teams and three varsity teams to compete at Brown. CDTs Chen '19, Foust, and Ghosh won the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best novice speaker awards, respectively. All teams gained valuable debating experience.

West Garners CSFL Offensive Player of the Week Nod
9/26/2018

CDT Keegan West '19Firstie quarterback Keegan West of the Army West Point sprint football team was named the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Black Knights to a 17-14 victory over service-academy rival Navy last weekend.

West earned his first career recognition from the league after going 27-for-37 through the air for 248 yards. The West Point, N.Y., native tossed two touchdowns and added 24 rushing yards on five carries. He led the Black Knights on two game-tying drives before orchestrating a 15 play, 68-yard drive that resulted in the game-winning field goal. West was an impressive 8-for-9 for 91 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Additionally, he threw his 35th career touchdown pass in the game.

He improved to 2-1 all-time against Navy and guided the Cadets to their second consecutive win over Navy, the first time Army has won back-to-back Star Games since 2012-13. The Black Knights open their home 2018 slate on Saturday when they host Saint Thomas Aquinas at 1 p.m. at Shea Stadium.

USMA Rock Band Rocks the C&LS Tailgate
9/26/2018

Rock Band Rocks the C&LS TailgateThe Rock Band Club performed for the first time this year at the Chemistry and Life Sciences' Tailgate after Army Defeated Hawaii. The club was surprised to hear that their host, COL John Burpo, Department Head, is a guitar player. COL Burpo joined the Cadets for most of the set as they performed for their fellow classmates, faculty, and families. The club's goal is to learn and perform feel-good rock music to increase positive social well-being throughout the academy.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Buffalo
9/26/2018

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

The Black Knights head into their second leg of a three-game road swing when they travel to Buffalo on Saturday afternoon for a noon kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"Good afternoon. We're getting ready for a rainy day of practice here to get prepared for Buffalo. We're coming off a really tough, emotional loss this past weekend. But it was a heck of a battle and Oklahoma's got a great team. They made some terrific plays down the stretch to beat us and got us stopped on offense. When we looked like we had a chance to have the winning drive there at the end, they made a stop and got the ball back. After going to overtime they again just made some plays down the stretch but it was a great effort by our team and I was really proud of them. The important thing for us is to transition to this week. We're playing an undefeated team again for the fifth week in a row so it certainly doesn't get any easier. This game will be a great challenge for us. We lost to them two years ago and we had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to win it last year. Read More

Civil Engineering Club Hosts MG Toy
9/26/2018

Civil Engineering Club Hosts MG ToyMajor General Mark Toy spoke to cadets and faculty in the civil engineering program. The audience also included cadets that intend to branch Engineers, as well as Engineer officers from other departments. MG Toy shared his experiences in the regiment and offered advice to the aspiring Engineers.

USASMDC Branch Week Visit
9/26/2018

Branch Week VisitThe Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Program, as part of the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PANE), hosted representatives from US Army Space & Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) to address the question of 'Why Space?'. Mr. Mike Connolly, Director of the Army Space Professional Development Office, and COL Eric Handy '89 (ADA/FA40), Deputy Commander for Support, USASMDC/Army Force Strategic Command, represented SMDC as they both educated cadets and faculty about the many facets of Space Support to global operations, and the opportunities to serve within the Space Operations (Functional Area 40) community. Accompanying them were Ms. Theresa Baht (SMDC Contractor, former FA40) and 1LT Matthew Gramling '16 (ADA). Two seminars were held and a Space Operations (FA40) table with a static display was manned during the Second-Class Symposium at Eisenhower Hall. Topics discussed during the seminars included why the Army is involved in space and why space is important to each of us. Highlighted specifically was the growing dependence on space by Army units at levels, specifically Brigade Combat Teams (with over 3000 pieces of space-enabled equipment). During the seminar COL Handy demonstrated use of the space tablet - outfitted with software that can assist with mission planning.

Cassalia Collects Third Straight PL Weekly Honor
9/25/2018

CDT Sydney Cassalia '21Yearling Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team collected her third consecutive Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week award on Monday. Cassalia becomes the first player since Bucknell's Jessica Ratner to be named goalkeeper of the week three times in a row in 2016 and the first Cadet to do so since Alex Lostetter in 2008. It was the fifth weekly honor of her career.

The Omaha, Neb., native led Army to a 1-0-1 week, allowing just one goal on 10 shots in 200 minutes of play. Cassalia saw her scoreless streak of 495:17 come to an end in the 48th minute against Marist, marking Army's longest scoreless streak since 2008 when Alex Lostetter did not allow a goal in 814:04. Additionally, Cassalia recorded her seventh shutout of the season against Colgate on Saturday, the most by a Cadet in a single season since Monica Lee's program-record 15 clean sheets in 2011. Her career total was bumped up to 13 which is one shy of tying Annah Castellini for fifth all-time. Read More

Cadets at the 61st Annual Stueben Parade
9/25/2018

CME USMA HPC Brown BagThe German Forum of the USMA attended the 61st annual German-American Steuben Parade on 5th avenue in New York City. 21 West Point Cadets joined with 12 German and Austrian Exchange students to represent the Academy to the international community and the city of New York. This event allowed Cadets to build relationships with their international guests in the Semester Exchange Program (SEP), experience German-American culture as represented by the Bundeswehr.

Game Notes: Football Turns Attention to Buffalo
9/25/2018

Game Notes: Football Turns Attention to BuffaloThe Army West Point Football team hits the road for the second-straight week and for the second game of a three-game road swing when they travel to Buffalo to face off against the undefeated Bulls on Saturday. Army will be facing its fourth undefeated team in as many weeks when it heads to Buffalo this weekend. The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan and Corey Chavious on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.


How to Follow: Television - CBS Sports Network | Radio -  Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes | Live Stats -  UBBulls.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

Aviation Flight and Simulator Training
9/25/2018

Aviation Flight and Simulator TrainingThe Flying Team conducted flight and simulator training recently at the 2nd Aviation hangar at Stewart airport. Team members familiarized themselves with the operation of the new Redbird simulator that they will use to train for the upcoming Regionals competition to be held in Schenectady, NY. Team members also began semester check-rides in the Piper Warrior aircraft and look forward to a great season.

Cadets Meet Senior Leaders
9/25/2018

Cadets Meet Senior LeadersFour cadets who completed Academic Individual Advanced Development's (AIAD) in U.S. National Forest Stations this summer met with senior leaders visiting the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership (BS&L) to share highlights from their experiences. Cadets interned in National Forests in Idaho, New Mexico, New York City, Montana, Vermont, and Wyoming. Cadets' experiences included working with the Incident Commander to manage the Buzzard Fire in New Mexico, working with silviculturists to conserve endangered pines in Montana, surveying old timber plots in Wyoming, preparing nesting sites for diamondback terrapins in NYC's Idlewild Marsh, and the application of Geospatial Information Sciences to real-world management of forest resources. Additionally, LTC Mindy Kimball briefed visitors on the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (G&EnE) Environmental Program.

Combat Weapons at the LI Championship USPSA
9/25/2018

Combat Weapons at the LI Championship USPSAThe Combat Weapons Team competed in the Long Island Championship USPSA Match. 15 Cadets and three coaches competed in the "Production" division of the match; one NCOIC competed in the "Single Stack" division. All shooters performed well and represented the Academy with distinction. 74 shooters competed in the Production Division; the top three cadets in the field were CDT Jordan Bailey '19 at 15th, CDT Bobby Sobeski '19 at 22nd, and CDT Sean O'Leary '20 at 27th.

Apple Picking Fun at Weed Orchards
9/25/2018

Apple Picking Fun at Weed OrchardsTen Cadets from the Jewish Chapel (Hillel) traveled to Weed Orchards in Marlboro, NY to enjoy apple picking as part of celebrating the time around Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Cadet leaders Josh Fernquist and Noah Carlen helped coordinate for the event which was enjoyed by all.

COL Seidule Attends Apple Meetings
9/25/2018

COL Seidule Attends Apple MeetingsColonel Ty Seidule, Department Head of the Department of History, attended a series of meetings at Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, CA to discuss augmented reality projects and digital strategy.

Men's Rugby Remains Undefeated With Win Over Iona
9/24/2018

Men's Rugby Remains Undefeated With Win Over IonaThe Army men's rugby team continued its undefeated start to the fall season Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated Iona 29-19. James Mbony led the way with two tries to pace Army (4-0). Jordan Jurosic also added a second half try to secure the victory. Army was the aggressor from the start, forcing the action into the Gael's side. The Cadets were able to score a penalty try off a scrum to open a 7-0 lead in the 19th minute. Mbony was all over the field Saturday, and extended the Black Knights lead to 12-0 after his first try in the 24th minute. Two Iona tries in the final 10 minutes of the half would tie the match at 12 heading into the break. The Black Knight defense clamped down on the Gaels, holding Iona to one late try in the final 40 minutes. Jurosic opened the scoring up in the second half with a speedy run down the pitch in the 50th minute to make it 17-12. Mbony notched his second try on the day in the 57th minute to make it 22-12. Another penalty try for Army would make it a comfortable 29-12 in the 73rd minute to essentially seal the win. Iona scored a late try in the 75th minute to make it 29-19. The Black Knights begin the season at least 4-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army moves to 4-1 on 15s play at the varsity level against Iona. Read More

Council on Foreign Relations Welcome Brief
9/24/2018

Council on Foreign Relations Welcome BriefDepartment of Social Sciences (SOSH) faculty members attended a welcome brief in New York City for all new Council on Foreign Relations Term Members. The program affords members the opportunity to interact with seasoned foreign policy experts and participate in a wide variety of events. This year, the SOSH Department welcomed three new Term Members: MAJs Delaney Brown, Kerney Perlik, and Sarah Gerstein.

Women's Rugby Captures Shutout Versus Navy
9/24/2018

Women's Rugby Captures Shutout Versus NavyCow Sam Sullivan led the way Saturday morning versus rival Navy, as the Black Knights women's rugby team cruised to a 50-0 over the Midshipmen. Sullivan scored four tries in the shutout victory to give Army (2-1) its fifth straight 15's win versus Navy. Mackenzie Borchers also provided two tries to help pace the Cadets. Army got off to a fast start with two Sullivan tries in the first 20 minutes to open up a 12-0 lead. Kailen Young would add one more score before the half to make it 19-0 Black Knights. The Cadets poured it on the final 40 minutes, scoring five tries. Borchers provided her two tries for the first two scores of the second half. Charisma Henry would make it 36-0 Army with a try in the 69th minute. Sullivan added her final two tries to complete the scoring. Army women's rugby has never lost at the varsity level in 15's or 7's play versus Navy. This is the second 15's shutout in varsity play versus Navy, the other a 67-0 win in 2016. Read More

Dr. Frey's Discussion with the Dept. of Homeland Security
9/24/2018

Dr. Frey's Discussion with the Dept. of Homeland SecurityDr. David Frey of the Department of History, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, ran a program on ethical leadership for senior leaders in the Investigations Division of the New York office of the Department of Homeland Security. The program, which took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, was based on one of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies' signature products, the Ordinary Soldiers case study. This case study examines the behavior of three company commanders in the World War II German Army who were all given the order to eliminate Jews in their areas of operations by their battalion commander. The case study is currently being used nationally in ROTC education and at other PMEs. Discussion of German history and the context in which the company commanders lived provoked a great discussion of leadership, ethics, legal obligations, and professionalism.

Sprint Football Completes Comeback, Clips Navy for Star
9/24/2018

Sprint Football Completes Comeback, Clips Navy for StarThe Army West Point sprint football team came away with a thrilling 17-14 victory in the Star Game against service-academy rival Navy at Marine Corps Stadium on Friday evening. The two sides scored a combined 31 points in the final 30 minutes of the game after going into halftime scoreless. Army tied the game twice with a pair of Keegan West touchdown passes to Tom Williamson before rookie kicker Seppi Ortman put the Black Knights ahead for good with a 17-yard field goal. A fourth-down interception by Onorino Tamburri sealed the game for the Cadets as the visitors defeated Navy for the second consecutive year following last season's 40-6 win. Williamson led the Black Knights' offense with a game-high six receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns, serving as West's favorite target throughout the night. The West Point, N.Y., native excelled from under center for the second week in a row, going 27-for-37 for 248 yards and two scores. He added 24 yards on five carries.

Army won back-to-back Star Games for the first time since 2012-13. The Black Knights allowed fewer than 20 points to Navy for the third straight year, the first such streak since 1999-2000. Army's 10-game winning streak is its longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games. Head coach Mark West won his 55th career game with the Cadets. Keegan West passed for more than 200 yards for the eighth time in his career and second straight game. Tom Williamson recorded his third-career multi-touchdown game. Onorino Tamburri hauled in his first-career interception to seal the game for Army. Read More

LTC William Wright Speaks at NCALM
9/24/2018

LTC Wright presented at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) at the University of Houston. LTC Wright presented the paper titled “Lidar and Photographic Considerations When Modeling Signal Loss in Forests” which highlights the work done by LTC Wright, COL Oxendine and Dr. Matt O'Banion in the Geospatial Information Science Program at West Point.

Volleyball Perseveres Past Holy Cross
9/24/2018

Volleyball Perseveres Past Holy CrossTrailing in the fifth set, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat Holy Cross, 3-2, on Sunday evening. It was the Black Knights' first Patriot League victory of 2018 and the team's sixth overall this season. Three Cadets notched double-doubles in the win. As a team, Army held a 66-46 advantage in kills over the Crusaders and led in assists (63-44), blocks (12-7) and digs (80-62).

Presley recorded a career-high 43 assists and had 14 digs to notch her second double-double of the season. Lum also had a double-double fueled by her 15 assist and 14 dig performance. The third double-double effort is credited to Lisa Sullivan who notched 11 kills and 14 digs, while also tallying four total blocks. Barnhorst led Army's scoring with 18 kills and a .405 hitting percentage. She added five block assists and three digs to total 21.5 points. Morriss added 13 kills, while Eckford recorded 12. Ana Oglivie turned out 23 digs in the match and added two service aces and four assists. Read More

MAJ(P) Fregosa USMA Command Briefing
9/24/2018

MAJ(P) Fregosa USMA Command BriefingMAJ(P) Ricardo Fregoso, the DFL Executive Officer, had the opportunity to present the USMA Command briefing to Colombian Air Force Major General Carrion on his visit. The delegation included officers from Colombia and Peru who are currently students at the Colombian Staff College.

Football's Upset Bid Comes Up Just Shy at #5 Oklahoma
9/24/2018

CDT Kell Walker '20The Black Knights came to play at fifth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday night, forcing overtime, but the Sooners escaped with the 28-21 victory at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Army had a gritty performance and was led by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins. He ran for 102 yards and a score for the Black Knights. Kell Walker finished with a season best 80 yards on the ground. Oklahoma saw Trey Sermon rush for a game high 119 yards on 18 attempts, while Kyler Murray scampered for 71 yards. Murray also threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns.

Kenneth Brinson and James Nachtigal are only the second set of classmates to have 10 or more career sacks. Mike Reynolds made his first interception of the season early in the third quarter and only his second career takeaway, first since 2016. The Black Knights have caused at least one turnover in three-of-four games this year. Hopkins has now thrown or rushed for a touchdown in each game this season, and has rushed for a score in three of the last four contests. Hopkins ran for at least 100 yards in his second straight game. The Cadets played a Top-5 team for the first time since 2013 when they faced off against No. 4/5 Stanford. This was Army's fourth overtime game in the last three seasons and Army is 2-2 in those games. It was Army's 13th overtime game in program history. Read More

Cadets at the Lobsterman Olympic Triathlon
9/24/2018

Cadets at the Lobsterman Olympic TriathlonThe Army West Point Triathlon Team traveled to Freeport, Maine to compete in the Lobsterman Olympic triathlon. The team won the Collegiate Division beating the Coast Guard Academy, Penn State, UConn and Northeastern among others. The swim took place in the Casco Bay with water temperatures down in the 60's. CDT Jason Hunt '19 had the fastest 1500-meter swim of all athletes at 19 minutes, 48 seconds. In her second triathlon ever, CDT Ann Mulvenna '20 had the fastest swim for any woman in the race at 21:45, which was nearly 3 minutes faster than the fastest professional female triathlete in the field. CDT Hannah White '20 and CDT Thatcher Shepard '20 earned first and second place in the women's and men's collegiate division. The team secured valuable points for individuals qualifying for the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals and working towards their defense of the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championship.

Water Polo Scrimmage at NYAC
9/24/2018

The Army West Point Water Polo team traveled to the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) at Travers Island in Pelham, New York. They scrimmaged the NYAC masters team which consists of several graduated division one athletes and other high-caliber players. For the new members of the team, this scrimmage served as in introduction to the game of water polo and was their first experience playing against individuals that were not their teammates. The NYAC players would often even provide tips for the new players to help them better understand the game. For the returning players, the scrimmage acted as a litmus test. The coach and the players were able to see what skills they needed to work on to make it back to nationals and excel in the upcoming months. After the scrimmage NYAC and West Point players had the opportunity to so-cialize and talk about water polo over a quick breakfast before heading back to West Point.

Ultimate Frisbee at the Club Sectionals Tournament
9/24/2018

Ultimate Frisbee at the Club Sectionals TournamentArmy Ultimate performed well in the 2018 Club Sectionals Tournament. The tournament had nine different club teams, and Army Ultimate placed 5th. Overall, this tournament was a great learning experience for both inexperienced and experienced players, and the Army Ultimate Black Knights look forward to improving in the offseason and getting ready for the spring season.

DSE Capstone Team Meets with Honorable Dr. Jette
9/21/2018

DSE Capstone Team Meets with Hon Dr. JetteCadets from the Department of Systems Engineering met with and had lunch with the Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)). These cadets are part of a capstone team working to evaluate the Government-Owned, Government-Operated (GOCO) business model for a client from the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) out of Rock Island Arsenal, IL. The cadets are exploring potential business model changes and seeking solutions to increase efficiencies as well as cost-savings for the Department of Defense’s aging industrial base.

How to Follow – Football at Oklahoma
9/21/2018

How to Follow – Football at OklahomaWhen the Army West Point football team takes on Oklahoma Saturday night, fans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the action live. FOX Oklahoma and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices. Fans will have to pay a fee to watch the game on FOX Oklahoma which is a Pay-Per-View program. The Army Sports Network broadcast can be listened to for free on multiple platforms.

Television ($): FOX Oklahoma (Pay-Per-View). On-Air Time: 7:05 p.m. Satellite Radio: Sirius: Channel 81 XM: Channel 81 Internet: Channel 81. Streaming Apps: TuneIn (Army Black Knights Sports Network).

Cadets Bluhm & Brodeur Orientation Week in Austria
9/21/2018

Cadets Bluhm & Brodeur Orientation Week in AustriaCadets Ethan Bluhm and Jason Brodeur began their study orientation week at the Theresian Military Academy in Austria. During that week, they attended a dinner at the residence of the Ambassador to the Republic of Austria, Trevor Traina, to celebrate the arrival of a new attaché. The Cadets had the opportunity to engage in interesting conversations with members of the Department of State, general officers, and representatives from multiple nations.

Joyner Competes at Tennis ITA Oracle Masters
9/21/2018

CDT Ana Joyner '21Yearling Ana Joyner of the Army West Point women's tennis team represented the Black Knights and the Patriot League at the ITA Oracle Masters on Thursday.

Joyner opened the day against Yuya Ita (Texas) and Lisa Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State) in mixed doubles play, being paired with Navy's Andrew Ton. She later faced Washington State's 17th-ranked Michaela Bayerlova in singles.

Singles - Ana Joyner: L, 6-0, 6-2 vs. #17 Michaela Bayerlova (Washington State)
Doubles - Ana Joyner/Andrew Ton (Navy): L, 6-1 vs. Yuya Ito (Texas)/Lisa Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State)

USMA Cadets Meet their Roommates at AGM
9/21/2018

USMA Cadets Meet their Roommates at AGMOne of the unique aspects about the Study Abroad Program at the Academia General Militar (AGM) in Zaragoza, Spain, is the opportunity to connect and build relationships with the host sponsor. Last week, USMA Cadets met their roommates and sponsors for the first time.

Equestrian at the HITS Saugerties Series
9/21/2018

Equestrian at the HITS Saugerties SeriesThe Equestrian Team attended the HITS Saugerties Series and the team marched in the arena to present the colors with the 854th Engineer Battalion Reserves. On the last day of riding, world class equestrians competed in hunter and jumper courses for the $500,000 Grand Prix prize. In addition to watching competitors ride, cadets interacted with members of the equestrian collegiate community and former members of the USMA equestrian team.

The team went to Pine Valley, NY to purchase new gear for the upcoming season. The new team members who were outfitted in the necessary team practice gear for the first time. The staff at Green Valley were wonderful, successfully supplying the members with all necessary items. It was a positive experience for all involved, and it allowed the team to continue fostering positive relationships within the regional equestrian community. Team members look forward to putting their new gear to use in their first show of the season on September 30, 2018 at Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY.

Scoutmasters' Council Cadets Support Scout Knight
9/21/2018

Scoutmasters' Council Cadets Support Scout KnightApproximately 20 Cadets from the Scoutmasters' Council (SMC) supported the Office of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (ODIA) Scout Knight. The event involved about 550 Scouts and leaders from the surrounding area. The SMC Cadets assisted with registration and camp setup, ran various athletic related activities on Friday evening, and then lead PT for the Scouts on Saturday morning. The event was a tremendous success and provided a great outreach opportunity for Cadets and ODIA to the community.

LTC Korpela Attends LAWS in Geneva
9/21/2018

LTC Korpela Attends LAWS in GenevaThe United Nations convened the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) in Geneva, Switzerland. The convention debated issues with LAWS such as emerging technologies, legal and ethical concerns, and military effects. LTC Christopher Korpela, Director of the Robotics Research Center, was selected to be part of the U.S. Delegation and testified on the military applications panel of LAWS in terms of doctrine, future operational environments, test and evaluation processes, and commander's responsibilities in the employment of weapons systems. The panel on LAWS applications was made up of military and academic experts from around the world. Over 110 countries were present with questions on reliability, proliferation, artificial intelligence, and the role of command authority and control over LAWS. Non-governmental organizations and academic universities also provided interventions on compliance with international humanitarian law and in general seek to preemptively ban these weapons systems.

The Supt Visits D/CME
9/20/2018

The Supt Visits D/CMELTG Darryl Williams '83, 60th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy met with members of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (D/CME) including the department head and deputy head, division and program directors, and other senior faculty and staff. COL Meyer provided the Supt an overview of the department's mission and vision, highlighting some of the stellar cadet work from the past year. After the presentation, LTG Williams toured several of the labs and work areas in Mahan Hall, receiving briefs on capabilities of the Biomechanics Lab, Concrete Lab, and the new Capstone Workspace.

Women's Soccer Coach Blewitt Earns 250th Win
9/20/2018

CDT Sarah Chamberlin '19The Army West Point women's soccer team captured a come-from-behind victory over Hudson Valley rival Marist, 2-1, on the road Wednesday evening. The win marked head coach Adrian Blewitt's 250th of his 20-year coaching career. After falling behind 1-0, Army received offensive contributions from rookie Trinity Garay (56th minute) and senior Sarah Chamberlin (85th minute) to push past the Red Foxes and improve to 5-1-4 on the year. The fifth win marks the most by an Army team since 2014, while its 10 goals surpassed last season's total of eight.

Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia saw her four-game shutout streak come to an end and capped her scoreless streak at 495:17. The Omaha, Neb., native made two saves in the game and en route to her ninth-career victory. Offensively, plebe Kalie Rosenberger led a group of five Cadets who recorded multiple shots with a game-high three attempts at goal. Garay led the way with two shots on goal, including her second score of the season, while Chamberlin added her first-career tally in the contest. Read More

Cadets in France Begin Classes
9/20/2018

Cadets in France Begin ClassesCadets in the Semester Abroad Program (SAP) in France have begun classes.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Oklahoma
9/20/2018

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

The Black Knights begin their three-game road swing this weekend when they travel to fifth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"Good afternoon. I am extremely proud of our team and the hard-fought victory that they earned on Saturday. We faced a good Hawai'i team. I was really impressed with their offense. They were a team talked about all around college football -- their quarterback and how well he threw the ball and their two inside receivers were just dynamite. They made some big plays against us and they found some targets that hadn't been as involved, and it became a real battle. Defensively, I don't think people give their guys enough credit because their offense is getting so much publicity, but they're physical on defense. They flew around and their linebacker made a lot of tackles, a lot of plays and blocked a kick. They had a really good football team and we were fortunate to win, I am glad we won. It was a hard-fought victory, I am proud of our team. I think it was the best I've thought about our team this year just in the way we came together, battled and played team football. Read More

Scroggins Tabbed CSFL Defensive Player of the Week
9/20/2018

CDT James Scroggins '19Army West Point sprint football firstie James Scroggins was recognized by the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) as the defensive player of the week on Tuesday.

Scroggins was a dominant force for the Black Knights in their 45-7 season-opening victory over Chestnut Hill on Friday evening. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native caused three turnovers with two fumble recoveries and an interception. Scroggins added four tackles as the Black Knights extended their winning streak to nine games, the longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games.

The Black Knights travel to service-academy rival Navy for the first Star Game of the 2018-19 season on Friday at 7 p.m.

IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
9/20/2018

IEEE Power & Energy Society General MeetingDr. Aaron St. Leger attended the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Portland Oregon. The 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting is organized by the IEEE PES and brings together participants from industry and academia to shape research and development in the field of electric power engineering all over the world. Dr. Aaron St. Leger chaired a student poster contest with 185 participants as well as organized and chaired a student/industry/faculty (SIF) luncheon where prizes for the poster contest were awarded. He also spoke as an invited panelist at the conference on the topic of student programs and activities within the IEEE Power & Energy Society. Lastly, Dr. Aaron St. Leger participated in various committee meetings, including the IEEE PES Student Activities, Power Engineering Education, PES Long Range Planning, and PES Governing Board meetings.

DPE First Monthly Community Outreach
9/20/2018

DPE First Monthly Community OutreachThe Department of Physical Education kicked off its first monthly Community Outreach with Ultimate Frisbee. The purpose is to get DPE instructors to reach out to the community and incorporate fitness into the lives of other staff, faculty and family members at USMA. The next two monthly sessions will involve running the Indoor Obstacle Course Test (IOCT) and conquering the rock climbing wall at Arvin.

SAME Club Meetings Begin
9/20/2018

SAME Club Meetings Begin The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) had their first meeting. CDT Adrian Barraza (President/CIC) opened the meeting talking about the club and getting input from club members about potential upcoming events. Following an introduction to the club and greeting new members, CPT Nathaniel Sheehan served as a guest lecture and discussed the significance of being a member of SAME, the opportunities afforded to him throughout his career as a result of being a SAME member, and his experience at the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) in May 2018. His comments were well received and helped reinforce the significance of lifetime membership in SAME.

Sailing Team at the Stamford Vineyards Race
9/20/2018

Sailing Team at the Stamford Vineyards RaceThe Off-Shore team of the USMA Sailing Team competed in the Stamford Vineyards Race. The team raced over 238 miles, from Stamford, CT to the Buzzard's Bay Light and back on the Long Island Sound. After over 50 hours of racing, the team was forced to retire due to weather conditions, as did over 70% of the other 60 teams. Still, the team did exceptionally well, beating upwind for 28 hours, braving the narrow Plum Gut both exiting and entering the Sound, and rounding the Light in expert fashion. Soon the team will compete against Navy for the first time this season at Annapolis and the experience gained in this race will be invaluable to their success this year. Seven members from the Off-Shore Team of the USMA Sailing Team participated in the 2018 Spirit Rider Regatta on Long Island. The regatta is an annual event held in honor of the First Responders and Service Members who have lost their lives on 9/11 and in the War on Terror, including one firefighter related to the regatta organizer. After attending the commencement dinner at the Ocean Club, the cadets competed in a two-hour race on Saturday against Navy and other collegiate off-shore teams. On Sunday, the cadets, along with midshipmen from USNA, acted as the honor guard for a memorial service honoring First Responders and Service Members.

Cadets in Immersed in Morocco
9/18/2018

Cadets in Immersed in Morocco All ten Cadets on semester abroad in Morocco are in their third week of classes. Six Cadets are living with host families and study with faculty at the America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST) School in Rabat, focusing primarily on the Arabic language and regional socio-political courses. Four other Cadets are living in dormitories and study at Al-Akhwayn University in Ifrane, where they study a variety of subjects including Islamic Law and international finance. They have already had several cultural excursions.

Witham, Cassalia Earn League Honors
9/18/2018

CDTs Sydney Witham '19 and Sydney Cassalia '21The Army West Point women's soccer team picked up a pair of weekly honors as firstie Sydney Witham and yearling Sydney Cassalia were recognized by the Patriot League for their performances. Witham earned her second career weekly honor from the league as she was named the midfielder of the week, while Cassalia garnered her fourth weekly mention with her second straight goalkeeper of the week nod. Witham's first-career goal snapped the team's 485:58 scoreless drought when she bent in a free kick from 20-yards out. The Crown Point, Ind., native recorded the fifth point of her career and led Army to its first Patriot League-opening win since 2014.

On the other end of the field, Cassalia continues to be a force for the Black Knights in goal as she recorded her fourth consecutive shutout. The Omaha, Neb., native made seven saves as she extended her scoreless streak to 447:37, the longest such streak for an Army goalkeeper since Monica Lee in 2011. It was her sixth clean sheet of the season, tying her total from 2017, and puts her two away from matching Annah Castellini's total of 14 shutouts for fifth all-time. Cassalia has been one of the top goalkeepers in the Patriot League throughout 2018, leading the league in goals-against average (0.40), save percentage (0.929), saves (52) and shutouts (6). Read More

Columbian Cadets Brief USMA Cadets About ESMIL
9/18/2018

Columbian Cadets Brief USMA Cadets About ESMILThe international cadet presence at USMA provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance and enrich the Cadet classroom experience. As part of the dynamic relationship between the USMA and the Colombian Escuela Militar de Cadetes (ESMIL), Colombian Cadets Nicholas Castaneda Rivera and Cristina Jojoa Diaz joined CPT George Gurrola's Basic Spanish Course. In Spanish, the Colombian Cadets briefed USMA Cadets about the daily activities at the ESMIL. To enhance the classroom environment, USMA Cadets practiced discussing their daily routine at USMA with the Colombian Cadets while learning about Colombia culture and values.

Barnhorst Slated Patriot League Rookie of the Week
9/18/2018

CDT Emmy Barnhorst '22After being named to the Gators Invitational All-Tournament Team, Emmy Barnhorst earned Rookie of the Week honors from the Patriot League. It is the plebe's second rookie of the week nod this season. Barnhorst was named to the Gators Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 3.82 kills per set hitting .353. She led the Black Knights with 1.09 blocks per set with two solo blocks and 10 block assists. The Winfield, Ill., native tallied double-digit kills in all three matches including a weekend-high 15 kills versus the No. 11 Florida Gators and a .400 hitting percentage against Jacksonville. Army is back in action at Gillis Field House this weekend when they host Colgate and Holy Cross. The matches will be played on Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Cadets Use Game-Based Learning
9/18/2018

Cadets Use Game-Based LearningCadets in select sections Regional Studies in World History – Russia, played a matrix game designed to simulate the Mongol Invasion of Kievan Rus in the 13th century. Cadets played as one of five factions (Kiev, Moscow, Novgorod, the Orthodox Church, and the Mongol ("Golden Horde") interacting with one another. Each faction was required to propose an action and the historical basis for its potential success; the other factions then critiqued the proposed move for historical accuracy and logic. The success of the action was adjudicated by a dice roll, adjusted up or down by the cadet arguments. Matrix games are used extensively in senior-level professional military education. The incorporation of a matrix game is part of the History Department's larger emphasis on game-based pedagogies.

Whiteman Named Defensive Player of the Week
9/18/2018

After scoring a trio of goals this past week to help the Army West Point men's soccer team go 2-0 and extend its unbeaten streak to four games, yearling Eric Whiteman was tabbed the Patriot League's Defensive Player of the Week. This is the first time in Whiteman's career that he received a weekly award from the league. He is the second Cadet this season to reel in a Patriot League weekly honor. In a 3-0 victory over Siena on Tuesday afternoon, Whiteman got Army on the board with his first collegiate goal. The Elgin, Ill., native later added an insurance score in the contest. On Saturday, Army had a 1-0 lead over Mount St. Mary's in the second half before Whiteman got a touch on a ball off a Keenan O'Shea corner and put it into the back of the net for his third tally of the week.

Whiteman and the Black Knights will return to the pitch tonight night for a 7 p.m. matchup at Fairfield.

Choirs Sing at the Diversity Leadership Conference
9/18/2018

Choirs Sing at the Diversity Leadership ConferenceSeveral Jewish Chapel Choir Cadets joined members of the Gospel Choir to sing several songs at the West Point Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Conference dinner held at the Herbert Alumni Center to a gathering of over 90 leaders and where the guest speaker was Mr. Rod Woodson, Pro Football Hall of Famer. CDT Noah Carlen led the Jewish Chapel Choir. All sounded wonderful with a motivational closing song by the Gospel Choir followed by both choirs singing the Alma Mater.

SOSH Annual HailUnion Welcomes 23 New Faculty
9/18/2018

SOSH Annual HailUnion Welcomes 23 New FacultyThe SOSH Department kicked off the start of the home football game season with their annual “HailUnion.” This event provided an opportunity to welcome 23 new faculty members to the department, while also affording alumni the chance to return to West Point and reconnect with old colleagues. Saturday’s events consisted of an Open House at Lincoln Hall, followed by the cadet review and tailgating at the ‘49er Lodge. It was a great lead-up to Army’s victory over Liberty!

Home Streak Still Alive After Thriller vs. Hawai’i
9/17/2018

Home Streak Still Alive After Thriller vs. Hawai’iIn a thrilling game that came down to the wire, it was the Army West Point football team delivering a huge fourth-quarter stop to take down undefeated Hawai'i, 28-21, here Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights ended the Rainbow Warriors' unbeaten streak, which stood at three-straight games heading into Saturday's contest. With the win, Army shifts to 2-1 on the year. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led all Army ball carriers with 110 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries. The Charlotte, N.C., native also added 162 yards in the air on six completions. He was backed by the 70-yard rushing game of Darnell Woolfolk and a 62-yard rushing performance by Connor Slomka. Both rushers found their way into the end zone once opposite the Rainbow Warriors. Defensively, Kenneth Brinson led the charge with a team-best six tackles and two sacks for a loss of eight yards. James Nachtigal also helped the Black Knights' defensive corps with five tackles and one sack for a loss of nine yards. Read More

Women's Tennis Comes Away with Singles Titles
9/17/2018

CDT Stephanie Dolehide '22The Army West Point women's tennis team kicked off its second tournament of the fall at the Quinnipiac Invite on Friday. Army went an impressive 9-3 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles action on the opening day of the tournament. The team saw yearling Ana Joyner and plebe Stephanie Dolehide come away with singles titles on the final day of the Quinnipiac Invite on Sunday. Ana Joyner won the second fall tournament of her career after collecting a victory in the A singles bracket of Lehigh's Patriot League Kickoff from Oct. 13-15 last season. The Las Cruces, N.M., native owns a team-best 5-1 mark through the first two tournaments. Stephanie Dolehide won her first collegiate tournament title. Yearling Sophia Suri captured her 10th career victory with a victory in the E singles consolation finals. Ana Joyner will represent the Black Knights and the Patriot League at the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, Calif., from Thursday to Sunday on the campus of Pepperdine University.

Three in Row for Men's Rugby
9/17/2018

Three in Row for Men's Rugby The Black Knights men's rugby team made it three wins in a row to open up the 2018 fall campaign, as the cadets took down St. Bonaventure 28-10 Friday night from the Tom and Michelle Marra Athletics Fields Complex. Army (2-0) opened up the scoring midway through the first half with a Marco Carrabotta try to take a 7-0 lead and never looked back, as St. Bonaventure (0-1) never led in the match. After the Bonnies added a try to make it 7-5, the Black Knights quickly answered. Jacob Ericksen extended Army's lead to 14-5 going into the half.

The Army men's rugby team kept up its winning ways Saturday afternoon, as the Black Knights rolled through Buffalo 86-3 to remain undefeated this fall. Army (3-0) put out a fresh 15 versus the Bulls. After Buffalo opened up the scoring with a kick to make it 3-0, the cadets piled on the tries en route to victory. Nolan Green led the way with four tries. Gannon Conrad and Steven Rohde each had two tries of their own. The Black Knights begin the season at least 3-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army improved to 5-0 all-time versus Buffalo in varsity play. Read More

Sprint Football Tops Chestnut Hill in Season Opener
9/17/2018

CDT Keegan West '19The Army West Point sprint football team began its title defense with an impressive 45-7 victory over Chestnut Hill on Friday evening. Army opened its seventh straight season opener to improve to 1-0 on the season. The Black Knights were led offensively by firstie quarterback Keegan West who threw for a game-high 245 passing yards and added four touchdown passes. West's favorite target throughout the game was his classmate Clayton Carter, who compiled three catches for 66 yards and two scores. Defensively, Army caused five turnovers on three interceptions and two fumbles and had nine tackles for a loss of 33 yards. Guiding that effort was James Scroggins with two fumble recoveries and an interception, Connor Long with a sack and a forced fumble and Ryan Leach with five tackles and an interception. Army improved to 3-0 all-time against Chestnut Hill. The Black Knights' nine-game winning streak is the longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games. West completed four touchdown passes in a game for the fourth time in his career and first since Oct. 21, 2016, against Franklin Pierce. The West Point, N.Y., native eclipsed 2,500 career passing yards in the game with his seventh-career 200-yard game. Moore and Leach each recorded their first career interceptions. Carter posted his second-career multi-touchdown game, having also caught two touchdown passes against Chestnut Hill on Sept. 16, 2016. Read More

Volleyball Surges Past Florida International
9/17/2018

The Army West Point volleyball team surged past Florida International, 3-0, Friday at the Gators Invitational. The Black Knights' win snapped a five match losing streak with the win. The Cadets played extremely disciplined limiting themselves to just 12 errors, while FIU had 28. Barnhorst led the Black Knights with 18 points on 14 kills (.387) and seven blocks. Courtney Horace followed in kills with eight, while Lisa Sullivan (7), Eckford (5) and Morriss (5) all notched multiple kills in the match. Nikki Lum posted 21 assists as Hannah Presley boasted 15 to help Army's offense. Presley also had two service aces which is a career-high. Ana Oglivie tallied 15 digs on the day, while Kennedy Wortman had 11. Read More

Men's Soccer Blanks Mount St. Mary's in 2-0 Road Win
9/17/2018

CDT Keenan O'Shea '20The Army West Point men's soccer team captured a 2-0 road victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday night at Waldron Family Stadium. Despite being outshot in the match, 6-4, the Black Knights (3-2-1) were able to put two strikes past the Mountaineers' (0-4-2) goalkeeper. The scores came off shots by Keenan O'Shea and Eric Whiteman, helping the Cadets extend their unbeaten streak to four games. Saturday's match was the first meeting between Army and Mount St. Mary's. O'Shea scored his fourth goal and handed out his third helper of the season. It was his 10th career score. He tallied a goal and an assist in the same game for the third time in his career. He is the first Cadet in the Payne era to tally at least one point in five consecutive matches. Whiteman netted his third goal of the week and of his career. The sophomore has now scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Zane Rojas recorded his second assist of the season and the third of his career. Stoll posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season. He now has 14 career shutouts and is tied for fifth all-time with Dick Machovina and Frank Oprandy. Army recorded two consecutive shutouts for the first time since blanking Colgate (Sept. 29) and Lafayette (Oct. 4) last year. Read More

Women's Soccer Opens League Play with Win at Lehigh
9/17/2018

Women's Soccer Opens League Play with Win at LehighFirstie co-captain Sydney Witham scored the Army West Point women's soccer team's first goal in five games as the Black Knights opened Patriot League play with a 1-0 victory at Lehigh on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights matched their win total from each of the past three seasons as they improved to 4-1-4 and start 1-0-0 in league play for the first time since 2014. Yearlings Reilly McGinnis and Erynn Johns paced the Army offense with two shots apiece, while second-year goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia made seven saves in her sixth shutout of the season. The Omaha, Neb., native stopped all seven shots she faced to improve her scoreless streak to 447:37. Army matched its win total from the last season with its fourth of the season. The Black Knights won their Patriot League opener for the first time with 2014. Cassalia extended her scoreless streak to 447:37 with her fourth-straight shutout. This is the longest scoreless and shutout streak by an Army goalkeeper since 2011 when Monica Lee did not allow a goal in 468:18 over a six-game stretch. Read More

Cross Country at the Army Open
9/17/2018

CDT Shelby Piccinic '22The Army men's cross country team finished second out of six teams in this year's Army Open. The Black Knights were led by junior Roman Ollar, who finished fourth with a time of 23:58.1 in his first race of the season. Top Individual Finishes 4. Roman Ollar, Jr. - 23:58.1 6. Mikey Singer, Sr. - 24:07.3 7. Robbie Santoyo, Jr. - 24:07.6 10. Noah Wallace, So. - 24:18.2 11. Luca Mazzanti, So. - 24:43.2.

The Army women's cross country team placed third out of five teams in the 2018 Army Open at Bowdoin Park. Plebe Shelby Piccinic was the top finisher for the Black Knights, finishing eighth with a time of 20:21.4. Top Individual Performers: 8. Shelby Piccinic, Fr. - 20:21.4 15. Dominique Shultz, Fr. - 21:01.4 16. Mika Andrews, So. - 21:03.0 17. Kajol Maheshwari, Jr. - 21:05.2 18. Bethany Nunnery, Jr. - 21:05.3.

U.S. News Ranked USMA #1
9/14/2018

U.S. News Ranked USMA #1U.S. News & World Report ranked The United States Military Academy at West Point as the #1 Top Public School in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings. USMA also ranked #4 for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, #2 in Civil Engineering, #7 in Electrical / Electronic Engineering and #10 in Mechanical Engineering. West Point also ranked #2 as a High School Counselor Top Pick and #18 among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

On Point: Love, Nikiay Comer
9/14/2018

On Point: Love, Nikiay ComerWest Point allows cadets the opportunity to make plenty of unique connections that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. For Army West Point women's soccer firstie Nikiay Comer, that unexpected bond was forged with the students at the 186th Street School in Gardena, California, after she traveled out to the school with the Academy's Center for Leadership and Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The strong connection she formed evolved into Comer becoming pen pals with 50 of the students from the school who she remains in contact with to this day.

Fly Fishing Trip to Manchester, Vermont
9/14/2018

Fly Fishing Trip to Manchester, VermontNine cadets had some wonderful fishing opportunities with new experiences. The group was hosted by longtime supporters of the club, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh and Julie Oliva. The cadets were able to fish four different bodies of water and included a day on a lake where the cadets were able to try fly fishing from four different types of watercraft. The fishing areas included the Roaring Branch, the Battenkill, a small pond, and Lake Sommerset. All cadets caught numerous fish and many cadets caught their first fish of a new species. Brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and yellow perch were the species caught. Cadets also visited the American Museum of Fly Fishing to see the history and evolution of fly fishing and the equipment. The club is very grateful to their hosts and all the effort they put into this event. Trips like this are possible because support and donations which provide equipment and transportation. Staff and faculty volunteering their time rounds out the critical resources used.

Hillel Plebe Retreat to Kerhonkson
9/14/2018

Hillel – Plebe Retreat to KerhonksonRecently, 16 Jewish community members departed for the Plebe retreat hosted at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Faculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, staff from the Jefferson Hall Library, the Jewish Chaplain, and the CEO of the Jewish Chapel Fund provided oversight and enrichment opportunities for this Cadet led weekend which focused on introducing 4th Class Cadets to the diverse, supportive Jewish community in and around West Point. Cadets Andrei Rosu and Sammi Ponsell provided superb Cadet leadership along with three other Yearlings. The group also included Cadet Ariel Assayag do Lago, an exchange cadet from Brazil, as well as the Beitler and Goldman families. The desired outcome of fostering spiritual growth and camaraderie between all present was successfully achieved. They enjoyed meals, miniature golf, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, working out, long walks and relaxing. There was even a special concert by the band Shlock Rock dedicated to the Cadets. The weekend was made possible by an AOG Fund dedicated to Jewish Cadet activities.

Theater Arts Guild Broadway Orientation
9/13/2018

Theater Arts Guild Broadway OrientationTheatre Arts Guild Cadets executed a Broadway orientation trip for new members of the club. The group of mostly Plebes navigated their way around mid-town Manhattan. Cadets explored a street fair, took a backstage tour of Rockefeller Center, and visited museums such as MoMA and the Intrepid. They completed the evening by attending a Broadway performance of The Play That Goes Wrong. The play is a farce that demonstrates everything you don't want to happen while putting on a production.

Sailing Team Sails the Hudson, East River & L.I. Sound
9/13/2018

Sailing Team Sail "Invincible" Down the HudsonSeven cadets on the Off-Shore section of the USMA Sailing Team sailed the "Invincible" down the Hudson River, around Manhattan, up the East River, and into the Long Island Sound. During their 36-hour sail, they trained Man Overboard Drills, raising and dousing a pinnaker, rounding the mark, tacking, and jibing in open-ocean conditions. All this was in preparation for the 238-mile Stamford to Vineyards Race. In that race they will compete against five other collegiate-level teams and 90 other teams from across the world in an open-ocean race that will last 40 to 48 hours.

LDSSA Cadets Enjoy a Saturday Pass
9/13/2018

LDSSA Cadets Enjoy a Saturday PassThe Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) had a great day at Mr. Ramos's house. The cadets enjoyed barbecue, volley-ball, swimming, board games, and watching football. All of which brought all the participating cadets closer together, all on the trip section and on pass enjoyed the weekend.

McClinton Named Army Athlete of the Week
9/12/2018

Cow safety Jaylon McClinton was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after his performance in football's 38-14 win over Liberty last Saturday. McClinton register five tackles and forced two turnovers in the victory. He caused and recovered a fumble early in the game and then recorded an interception as well.

The Charlotte, N.C., native is third on the team in tackles with 11 in two games and he was the first player to make an interception this season. The Black Knights are back in action this Saturday at 12 p.m. against Hawai'i at Michie Stadium and the game can be seen live on CBS Sports Network or fans can listen live on the Army Sports Network.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Hawai’i
9/12/2018

Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are back at Michie Stadium this weekend when they welcome Hawai'i on Saturday afternoon.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"Good afternoon. We're coming off the victory from Saturday that sure feels a lot better than it did a week ago and I was proud of our team. We made enough plays to win the game. It was a game that when we look back on it, there's still a lot of things that we feel like we could have done better. But certainly we did some of the fundamentals better. We took care of the ball and didn't turn it over. We got some turnovers back, which made a big difference in the game. We tackled much better than we did the week before. I told our team, and as I've said in there, those fundamentals make such a big difference. It was great to get a win and be able to go into this game against Hawai'i coming off a victory. It just helped us build confidence that we can perform better than we did in Week One.

"We're going to need to perform a lot better than we did in Week Two though to beat Hawai'i. This is a team that everyone is talking about. They're 3-0 and have scored a bunch of points. I can't say enough about how hard I think this Hawai'i team plays and how physical they play the game. That's really impressed me. It's in every phase. The way they rush kicks, cover kicks, play defense and run with the ball after they catch it. It playing the game really hard with a lot of passion. And certainly that's a credit to Nick (Rolovich) and the job he's done, he and his staff, of getting those guys to play that way. Read More

Three Wrestlers Ranked in Preseason Poll
9/12/2018

CDTs Lucas Weiland '20 Rocco Caywood '19 Ben Harvey '20The Army West Point wrestling team captured four rankings in WIN Magazine's preseason rankings. The team tied for 33rd with Stanford, each earning 5.5 points in the tournament power index. Cows Ben Harvey (10th at 174 lbs.) and Lucas Weiland (12th at 157 lbs.) were joined by firstie captain Rocco Caywood (13th at 197 lbs.) in the individual rankings. All three wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in their careers last season while setting personal bests in wins.

Harvey advanced to the blood round of the NCAA Championships a season ago (one-win shy of being an All-American), becoming the first Army wrestler to do so after dropping his first match since Patrick Simpson in 2006. His 4-2 record marked just the 15th time an Army wrestler won at least four matches at nationals. The New Palestine, Ind., native ranked second on the team with a 22-11 record. Harvey added a team-best 9-8 record against ranked opponents, including victories over No. 7 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina), No. 8 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) and No. 9 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford). Read More

Game Notes: Football Hosts Hawai'i Saturday
9/12/2018

Game Notes: Football Hosts Hawai'i SaturdayThe Black Knights are back at Michie Stadium for the second straight week as Army welcomes Hawai'i to West Point for the first time since 2010. The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to follow: TV - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes • Hawai'i Notes | Live Stats - GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

Army is looking to extend its home winning streak to nine games when the Rainbow Warriors make a visit Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights are coming off a 38-14 win over Liberty to move to 1-1 on the season. That victory also marked Army's third consecutive home-opening win. The running game got back on track for the Cadets when they ran for 449 yards against the Flames after gaining only 168 against Duke in their opener. Hawai'i native Calen Holt has been the Black Knights' leading rusher with 126 rushing yards through two games. He also scored Army's first touchdown against Liberty. Darnell Woolfolk returned to form last Saturday with two touchdown runs and 98 yards on the ground. The defense came up with three turnovers in that game as well, two caused by safety Jaylon McClinton, to stymie the Flames' offense that came into Michie after putting up 52 points against Old Dominion. Read More

Whiteman Powers Men's Soccer Past Siena
9/12/2018

CDT Eric Whiteman '21Behind a pair of first-half scores by yearling Eric Whiteman, the Army West Point men's soccer team defeated Siena, 3-0, on Tuesday afternoon at the Siena Turf Field.

The Black Knights (2-2-1) continued their unbeaten streak versus the Saints (0-3-3) and claimed its second road victory of the season. The Cadets are now 7-0-1 opposite Siena. 

"We needed to show a collective effort today and we did," head coach Russell Payne said. "It was great to see guys step up and contribute as almost everybody played today. Eric did a great job on both sides of the ball and it was great to see Carter (Kowalewski) get his first goal. But, even more importantly, as a team, we showed a great connectivity and a real sense of purpose."

Justin Stoll quieted the Saints' attack, making four stops in between the pipes for the Black Knights to preserve the shutout for his first of the year. Read More

57th Annual Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Ceremony
9/11/2018

57th Annual Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Ceremony “We can and we will. Ready and forward.”

These words were the mantra that symbolized the vision of the Buffalo Soldiers, a brave and patriotic group of African-American soldiers, who relentlessly fought to defend our country against some of the most insurmountable odds. Sunday, those members who were a part of the 9th and 10th United States Cavalry Regiments, who once served at West Point, were honored at a special annual ceremony, saluting their everyday heroic efforts that forever transformed this country.

First created by the Army Reorganization Act of 1866, the Buffalo Soldiers' early service was on the Western Frontier, engaging in 11 war campaigns. Whether it was in 11 of the campaigns during the Indian (from 1867-1891), Spanish, World War I or II or Korean War, these Buffalo Soldiers-dubbed that nickname by their Indian foes – fought with honor, dignity and loyalty to their country. In 1907, the 9th Cavalry was assigned to West Point. Read More

Cadets Honor Those Who Passed on 9/11
9/11/2018

Cadets Honor Those Who Passed on 9/11Cadets carry an American flag today while running through West Point, which is a September 11 tradition at West Point. The runners run from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. to honor those who perished during the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the hero passengers who prevented the plane from crashing into a more populated area by crashing it into a field in Shanksville, PA.

Cassalia Collects Goalkeeper of the Week Honors
9/11/2018

CDT Sydney Cassalia '21Yearling Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Cassalia collected her third weekly league honors after being named rookie of the week twice last season. The Omaha, Neb., native shut out both Air Force and Fairleigh Dickinson this week, posting four saves in each game. She has not allowed a goal in 357:37 dating back to the team's 1-0 setback at Penn on Aug. 26. Cassalia's streak of three consecutive shutouts is the longest streak by an Army goalkeeper since 2011 when Monica Lee had four consecutive clean sheets against American (Oct. 23), Lafayette (Oct. 30), Colgate (Nov. 4) and Navy (Nov. 6). Cassalia has been one of the nation's top goalkeepers throughout the 2018 season, ranking fourth in goalie minutes played (800:00), tied for sixth in shutouts (5), 11th in save percentage (0.918), tied for 16th in total saves (45), 25th in goals-against average (0.450) and 48th in saves per game (5.63). Read More

Football Rolls to Home-Opening Win
9/11/2018

Football Rolls to Home-Opening WinThe Army West Point football team took down Liberty 38-14 in its home opener here on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights scored in every period and jumped out to a 24-0 lead before allowing their first points of the game three minutes into the second half. Firstie Darnell Woolfolk led the Cadets with 98 yards rushing on 17 attempts. Fred Cooper and Calen Holt closely followed with 81 and 72 yards rushing, respectively. Christian Hayes led the receiving corps with one catch for 44 yards, followed by Kell Walker's 17-yard pickup in the fourth quarter. Cow quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. threw for 61 yards and finished 2-of-7 with a touchdown pass. The Black Knights are now undefeated at home in their last eight contests, which is the longest span since winning 14-straight from 1984-86. Army has won its last three home openers, while Monken is 4-1 during his tenure on the Banks of the Hudson in home openers. Woolfolk scored his 25th career touchdown, which shifts him into the Academy's top-10 list. The Endwell, N.Y., native's two touchdown performance marked the seventh time in his career he registered multiple scores. The Black Knights had 500 yards of total offense and did not commit a turnover. First the first time since 2016, Army had passing score in back-to-back games. Read More

Men's Rugby Tops Dartmouth in Season Opener
9/11/2018

Men's Rugby Tops Dartmouth in Season OpenerThe Army West Point men's rugby team opened its 2018 campaign with a 32-25 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights (1-0) led for the entirety of the match against the Big Green (0-1) en route to their road victory. The Black Knights started their season with a win for the fifth consecutive season. Army improved to 3-0 all-time versus Dartmouth. Bailey Abercrombie tallied a pair of tries on the day. Read More

RRC Presents a Paper the 2nd SIUSAI
9/7/2018

RRC Presents a Paper the 2nd SIUSAIMembers of the Robotics Research Center (RRC) in EECS presented a paper in the 2nd International Symposium on Intelligent Unmanned Systems and Artificial Intelligence (SIUSAI) held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper titled "Wearable Technologies for Enhanced Soldier Situational Awareness" was authored by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Korpela (RRC Director) and Major Amber Walker (DARPA Engineer). The paper was the result of a research project which demonstrated the application of gesture control for remotely operating robots using wearable technology. The paper was presented at the conference by Mr. Pratheek Manjunath (RRC), who won the 'Best Oral Presentation' award and accepted the 'Best Paper' award on behalf of the authors. The conference was held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). This provided an opportunity for networking with the robotics researchers at UNLV's Drones and Autonomous Systems Laboratory (DASL). Mr. Manjunath met with Dr. Paul Oh (Director of DASL), who is a pioneer in aerial manipulation using quadcopters.

Centurion Pins Presented to Club Captains
9/7/2018

Centurion Pins Presented to Club CaptainsThe Centurion Pins were presented to 17 captains of Cadet Competitive Club Sports September 5 at the Cadet Mess. The Centurion Pin recognizes the accomplishments and dedication of competitive club team captains and the student athletic club coordinator.

How to Follow – Army vs. Liberty
9/7/2018

When the Army West Point football team hosts Liberty Saturday at noon from historic Michie Stadium, fans from around the world will have several options to follow the action live. CBS Sports Network and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices.

Television: CBS Sports Network | On-Air Time: 12:00 p.m. | Announcers: Ben Holden (play-by-play); Jay Feely (color analyst); Tina Cervasio (sideline reporter) | Hudson Valley Time Warner Cable: Channels 315, 457, 467 | Hudson Valley Direct TV: Channel 221 | Hudson Valley Dish Network: Channel 158 | Channel Finder: cbssportsnetwork.com. Read More

Prof. Green from CU Teaches SOSH
9/7/2018

Prof. Green from CU Teaches SOSHProfessor Donald Green from Columbia University recently joined the American Politics Faculty in SOSH to teach a 3-day workshop on conducting field experiments. He taught faculty members how to design experiments effectively and how to analyze the data. The workshop was useful both for faculty members' individual research interests and for course directors as they develop their course assessment plans.

Triathlon at the 13th Annual Lake George Triathlon
9/7/2018

Triathlon at the 13th Annual Lake George TriathlonThe Army West Point Triathlon Team started their first training weekend of the season with the 13th Annual Lake George Triathlon. For the wo's team Hannah White '20 took 1st for the collegiate division and Payton Boylston '20 took 4th. On the 's side Thatcher Shepard '20 took second, Gabriel Fuhrman '21 took 4th, Wolfgang Drake '20 took 5th, and Graham King '19 took 6th. For other results click the following link http://scorethis-results.com/ResultsMS.php?raceid=20180901LGRG. To top the day off the team continued the tradition of going out for a fancy dinner at Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ.

Please welcome the new members of the team: Ann Mulvena '20, Olivia Johnson '21, Thomas Batt '22, Hunter Cochran '22, Rylie Fry '22, Nolan Pearce '22, Blake Rhymes '22 and our two exchange cadets Katharina Schäfer (GER) and Avery Gillem (USCGA '20). Congratulations to these athletes and good luck with the rest of the training.

Army Names Fall Tournament After Arthur Ashe
9/6/2018

Arthur AsheThe Army West Point men's tennis team has announced that its tournament this fall, starting on Oct. 28, will be named in honor of Arthur Ashe. Ashe has a special connection to West Point. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was stationed at the U.S. Military Academy when he won the 1968 U.S. Open. In addition to his military duties, he was an assistant coach for the Army men's tennis team during his tenure at West Point.

"We're very excited to be naming this tournament that Arthur Ashe Invitational because Arthur Ashe has done a lot for West Point and tennis," Army head men's tennis coach Jim Poling said. "He was a second lieutenant in the Army and he trained and got ready for the U.S. Open here at West Point." This fall marks the 50th anniversary of his victory at Forest Hills, so Army West Point wanted to honor that victory with the naming of the Arthur Ashe Invitational.

"He worked with the team and they all loved him and there are some great stories out there about what he did for them while he was an assistant coach at West Point," Poling said. "He was a great man and we are happy add his name to help build the tournament. It's a great tournament. We have teams from all over the nation every year. "It's unique because the teams live with a family for the weekend and they learn a lot about West Point, so when they leave here, they love it. Not everyone knows about West Point so when these teams come and play in the tournament, they always say it's the best event they have played in." This year's field includes St. Bonaventure, Marist, St. John's, NJIT, UConn and Sacred Heart.

MSG Messenger Sings the National Anthem at the US Open
9/6/2018

Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger, Vocalist of the West Point Band, sang the National Anthem at the US Open Tennis Championships 7th Annual Military Appreciation Day September 3rd. During the event, West Point Superintendent LTG Darryl Williams presented a flag to Johnnie Ashe, brother of Arthur Ashe, tennis legend and former West Point tennis coach. In 1968, Johnnie volunteered for a second tour of duty in Vietnam so Arthur could stay at West Point and continue his storied tennis career.

Cadets Host Australian Consul General Walton
9/6/2018

Cadets from the Department of History WWI Staff Ride hosted the Australian Consul General, Alastair J. M. Walton, for lunch at the West Point Club. The relationship with him stretches back to a previous visit to West Point when he interviewed with the West Point Center for Oral History. That interview opened the door for Cadets to participate in ANZAC Day this year in New York City. They plan on keeping the "Mateship" alive by continuing to partner with Consul General Walton in the future.

DEP Takes on the West Point Spartan Race
9/6/2018

DEP Takes on the West Point Spartan RaceRecently a group from the Department of English and Philosophy took on the West Point Spartan Race to prove that they are notonly scholars but also athletes. Congratulations to these muddy warriors.

Cassalia Garners AWPAA Athlete of the Week Honors
9/5/2018

CDT Sydney Cassalia '21Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after an impressive performance at Northern Arizona last weekend. The Omaha, Neb., native posted an 11-save shutout in the team's scoreless draw against the Lumberjacks on Friday evening. It was the second double-digit save performance of Cassalia's career after making a career-high 12 stops against Marshall on Aug. 19. The clean sheet was her third of the season and ninth in her 23-game career.

Cassalia's showing was one of the top goalkeeper performances in recent program history as it was the most saves in a shutout in the last 18 years and the first shutout with double-digit saves since Sept. 11, 2009, when Alex Lostetter made 10 stops in a 1-0 victory over Saint Louis. The Black Knights return home from a two-game road trip to face service-academy rival Air Force on Friday at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. as the tail end of a doubleheader following the men's soccer game versus Columbia at 5 p.m. Read More

Game Notes: Black Knights Welcome Liberty
9/5/2018

Game Notes: Black Knights Welcome LibertyThe Black Knights are looking to rebound following last Friday's game at Duke as the Army West Point football team welcomes Liberty Saturday in the home opener at Michie Stadium.

The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network; the game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneInapp or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to follow: TV - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes - Army Notes | Live Stats GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

The Opening Kickoff

  • Army is setting its eyes on its third straight home opening win when it hosts Liberty this Saturday.
  • The Black Knights have posted wins in four of their last five home openers, with their lone loss a 37-35 decision to Fordham on Sept. 4, 2015.
  • Head coach Jeff Monken, who enters his fifth year at the helm, is trying to follow up on last year's success in which the Black Knights recorded a 10-win season for only the second time in program history and captured the Commander in Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996. Read More
Beatty Tabbed as Patriot League Rookie of the Week
9/5/2018

CDT Marshall Beatty '22Following his opening weekend victory, plebe Marshall Beatty has been selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. "Marshall's performance in Maine was not a surprise," head coach Mike Smith said. "He is a strong runner and has looked good in practice. He is a nice addition to the team." Beatty placed first in his Black Knights' debut, pacing the field with a time of 25:31.9. Army took the top-six spots and 15 of the top 16 in its season opening victory over Maine. The win marked the team's fourth straight win over the Black Bears in the season opening dual meet. Army continues its season on September 14, when it hosts the Army Open in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Read More

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Liberty
9/5/2018

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: LibertyArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are preparing to host Liberty for their home opener at Michie Stadium on Saturday.

(Ref.: opening statement)
"Good afternoon everybody. We are getting prepared for a new week. Frankly I am glad. That was difficult to swallow on Friday, getting beat by Duke like we did. What a great job Coach Cutcliffe has done. They were very well prepared. I felt like we were not as well prepared as I hoped we would be. It was disappointing to lose, especially to a team that we beat here a year ago at home. Credit to those guys who made some really good plays. Their quarterback is special and their receivers hit the long balls against us. Our turnovers killed us, especially early. Those are costly. We didn't play like the team I think we can be.

It's really impressive what Coach Gill and his team have done, moving from FCS to FBS. Going on the road a year ago to open the season by beating Baylor and controlling the football game, to opening at home this season and beating Old Dominion who is an old team. They handled them in the second half with 38 points scored for a lopsided victory. Read More

Piccinic Earns Rookie of the Week Honors
9/5/2018

CDT Shelby Piccinic '22After a victory in her collegiate debut, Army West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic, a member of the women's cross country team, has been selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. "Shelby ran a very controlled race and did a nice job of finishing strong," head coach Mike Smith said. "She had a very successful high school career and is a nice addition to the team." Piccinic led the way for the Black Knights in a 15-50 win over Maine with a time of 19:25.2. The team took the top-11 spots in the race. Army continues its season on September 14, when it hosts the Army Open in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Read More

Men's Soccer Stuns San Diego State in Dramatic Fashion
9/4/2018

Men's Soccer Stuns San Diego State in Dramatic FashionThe Army West Point men's soccer team captured its first win of the 2018 season in thrilling fashion as the Black Knights came from behind to defeat Pac-12 foe San Diego State, 2-1, at the SDSU Sports Deck on Saturday night. After falling behind 1-0 early in the first half, the Cadets (1-2) battled back and secured the road victory over the Aztecs (0-2-1).

"It's a difficult task to travel out west to tough opponents like San Diego State and come away with a win so I'm extremely proud of the whole team's effort tonight," head coach Russell Payne said. "We prepared all week and we knew we had the talent to stick with them. Tonight we were the most connected we've been all season and the result took care of itself." Justin Stoll played a large role in the Black Knights' comeback. After giving up a score in the opening frame, he bounced back to make two noteworthy stops in order keep the deficit at one. Read More

Takaki Tabbed Midfielder of the Week
9/4/2018

CDT Christian Takaki '21Christian Takaki of the Army West Point men's soccer team earned his first career Patriot League weekly award after being named the Midfielder of the Week on Monday afternoon. "Christian is growing into each game as the team is growing into the season," head coach Russell Payne said. "We are encouraged by his steps forward." The sophomore midfielder played a crucial role in the Black Knights' 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Pac-12 opponent San Diego State on the road this past Saturday night. With the game tied in the 80th minute, he took a ball that ricocheted off of the post and buried it into the back of the net for what turned out to be the game-deciding goal. That score was the first of Takaki's career and helped Army pick up its second win over a Pac-12 foe in program history. It also gave the program its first ever win in the state of California. Read More

Volleyball Sweeps Southeastern Louisiana
9/4/2018

CDT Ana Oglivie '21Riding off its momentum from last Friday night's thrilling victory, the Army West Point volleyball team defeated Southeastern Louisiana Saturday morning in straight sets to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Black Knights have now won six sets in a row and will play in the West Point Invitational Championship tonight against Hofstra. Army controlled the first set with a 17-5 kill advantage over the Lions. Thanks to Lauren Janok and Nikki Lum, 16 of those 17 kills were assisted. Sydney Morriss hit .500 in the first set with seven kills to lead both sides. The second set featured 14 tie scores and seven lead changes, but the Black Knights kept their cool to win it 25-23. With the set tied 22-22, the Cadets were able to outscore the Lions 3-1 to clinch. Two kills from Emmy Barnhorst and a kill from Courtney Horace helped. Read More

Cross Country Tops Maine in Season Opener
9/4/2018

The Army West Point women's cross country team opened its season with a 15-50 victory over Maine on Friday. Plebe Shelby Piccinic paced the Black Knights, finishing first in her collegiate debut. Army took the first 11 spots in the race.

The Army West Point men's cross country team opened its season with a 15-49 victory over Maine on Friday. Plebe Marshall Beatty lead the way for the Black Knights, finishing first in his collegiate debut. Army took the top six spots in the meet.

Volleyball Rallies, Top Albany in Five-Set Thriller
9/4/2018

Down 2-0 in the match, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat Albany in five sets to mark the Cadets' first five-set victory of 2018. "I am proud of the team for staying in it until the very end and never taking a play off," said head coach Alma Kovaci Lee. "It showed a lot of grit and they believed in each other. It was a total team win, and we hadn't beaten Albany in a long time, even with more experienced teams on the court. I am just so proud." The Black Knights dominated offensively with a 91-63 point advantage over the Great Danes. Army boasted 70 assists in the effort and had two players with double-doubles. Read More

 

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