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Press Conference with Army Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
4/8/2020

Press Conference with Army Football Head Coach Jeff MonkenPress Conference with Army Football Head Coach Jeff MonkenArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken was joined by the media for a virtual press conference yesterday morning.

Cloth Face Covering Required at USMA
4/8/2020

Cloth Face Covering Required at USMAEffective today, The U.S. Military Academy will require cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain, in accordance with Department of Defense and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

All cadets, military personnel, family members, civilian employees, contractors and visitors will wear cloth face coverings on academy grounds to the extent practical when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers.

Cadets are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work areas (this does not include personal residences). Public areas include but are not limited to the grocery store, pharmacy, hospital, other stores, and offices.

Keller Army Community Hospital, Commissary, Exchange and AAFES food locations, MWR facilities will require work personnel and patrons to wear face coverings. Commissary and AAFES patrons have a one-day grace period to purchase or make their own face covering but will be turned away beginning April 9th if they are not wearing appropriate protection.

The West Point Coronavirus Information page has information about this and other policies, and instructions for making your own cloth face masks, using a variety of patterns and techniques. Visit www.westpoint.edu/coronavirus for more information.

Cadet Physical Program Requirements Still Remain a Priority
4/7/2020

Cadet Physical Program Requirements Still Remain a PriorityIt’s an eerie sight to behold when a location accustomed to the bustling activity of thousands of cadets a day putting feet to treadmill, the reverberating sound and thud of weights, the splashing of water in the pools, the crashing of fists against punching bags or the dribbling of basketballs on the court is now silent—dead silent. The deafening quiet in Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center caused by 4,400- plus cadets and 71 staff and faculty members in the department of physical education being told to stay home because of COVID-19 is a sound and sight unseen in U.S. Military Academy history.

The Physical Pillar is one of four pillars cadets must achieve to become an officer in the U.S. Army. The mission of DPE is to develop warrior leaders of character who are physically fit and mentally tough by engaging cadets in activities that promote and enhance physical excellence. However, what does that look like when everyone is not centrally located and is without supervision? This is where the character and mental toughness of these future officers is put to the test physically when not only Arvin or various sports venues at West Point aren’t available to them but gyms across the country are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and now creates a workout equipment availability void for them.

The Director of DPE, Col. Nicholas Gist, said there are positives coming out of it right now with cadets across the country getting on social media and creating various challenges to stay in touch and keep in shape, while being creative and innovative with their workouts and making it work.

There are seven classes DPE teaches within its curriculum; however, through remote learning, only two classes are currently taught to cadets—PE215, Foundations of Personal Fitness, to primarily yearlings, and PE450, Army Fitness Fundamentals, which is taught predominantly to firsties.

“Those are the only two classes we can teach via remote learning, and those are even somewhat modified because they both include physical activity labs,” Gist said. “The other five physical education courses we can’t teach right now. We simply can’t achieve course objectives given the requirement to be face-to-face, to interact physically and a spot to use very specific equipment. A course like boxing, we can’t teach that course, it is just not possible. But we will be able to make those up in the future. Where we are focused right now is on the firsties and PE450 (for graduation requirements).” Read more.

Army Baseball All-Decade Team: Utility/DH
4/7/2020

Army Baseball All-Decade Team: Utility/DHOver the course of the 2020 season, the Army West Point Baseball program will highlight the accomplishments of their alumni over the last 10 years by naming members to the Army West Point Baseball All-Decade Team. The team was voted on by a committee of Army coaches and administrators who spent time with the team from 2010-2019. Each recipient displayed excellence on the field and was recognized for their athletic achievements during their time at West Point. These players helped continue the legacy of Army baseball while setting new standards for the program.

The final group of players to join the Army Baseball All-Decade Team helped the Black Knights at several different positions, putting them in the utility/DH category.

Joey Henshaw ’11 .349 avg., 188 hits, 23 HR, 113 RBI, 113 runs scored
A premier power threat at the plate, Joey Henshaw ranks as one of the great hitters in program history. His 23 home runs are fifth most in Army history and his .349 average ranks eighth on the programs' all-time list. His 13 home runs during his yearling campaign in 2009 are the most in a single season by a Black Knight. The feat earned him ABCA All-American recognition and a nod as an ECAC All-Star. Henshaw finished his career as a two-time First Team All-Patriot League recipient.

Kevin McKague ’12: .356 avg., 283 hits, 24 HR, 183 RBI, 159 runs scored, 27 saves, 2.36 ERA
A true two-way player, Kevin McKague stands among the Army greats both on the mound and at the plate. His 210 starts in an Army uniform are the most by any player in program history. As a pitcher, he ranks as Army's all-time leader with 27 saves. His 13 saves in 2010 were the most ever recorded by a Black Knight in a single season. At the plate, he ranks first in Army history in hits (283), multi-hit games (87), doubles (55) and total bases (414). McKague is second in career RBIs (183), fourth in home runs (24), fourth in runs scored (159) and seventh in batting average (.356). Among his long list of accolades are five All-American nods, two all-region selections and three First Team All-Patriot League honors. McKague was selected in the MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves on two occasions, first in the 50th round of the 2011 draft and then in the 23rd round of the 2012 draft.

Cadets, Professors Quickly Adapt to Remote Learning
4/7/2020

Cadets, Professors Quickly Adapt to Remote LearningWhen Class of 2020 Cadet Hannah Schwartz left the U.S. Military Academy for spring break it was supposed to be a weeklong break to Poland before she returned to the academy for her last two and a half months before graduation. Then, in the middle of the night her parents called to let her know President Donald Trump had announced the United States was banning travel between America and Europe due to COVID-19.

Her parents booked her a flight back to the academy for the next day, but as soon as she landed her plans changed again. LTG Darryl A. Williams, West Point superintendent, had announced that the academy would be delaying the return of the cadets until March 29, a delay that would eventually become indefinite as the virus spread throughout America. “I was just at the airport (wondering) should I get a flight home? What should I do next?”

Schwartz said. She booked a flight home and traveled to Iowa without her laptop, notebooks or her car and began to prepare for the new normal. That new normal started March 19 as West Point began remote learning. It was announced that classes will continue to be taught online through term-end exams.” Read more.

Nichtern, Schupler Land on Final Tewaaraton Award Watch List
4/6/2020

Nichtern, Schupler Land on Final Tewaaraton Award Watch ListIn light of the canceled NCAA lacrosse season, the Tewaaraton Foundation has announced updates to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award, including publication of the final 2020 watch lists for the best men's and women's college lacrosse players of the year. Brendan Nichtern and Wyatt Schupler represented Army West Point men's lacrosse on the final watch list for the 2020 season. 

"This is a very deserved recognition for both Brendan and Wyatt," said head coach Joe Alberici. "They are two young players who have already had an enormous impact in our program. Wyatt's meteoric rise in his first season as a goalie has been exciting for the entire team to see.

"Brendan has a unique skill set of toughness, vision, intelligence and the ability to make others better around him. He is amongst the very elite at his position in the country and will continue on for us in what promises to be a storied career at West Point. Having these two anchors on both ends of the field for the next two years is something the coaching staff is very excited about."

The Tewaaraton Award annual ceremony that was scheduled for May 28 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will not be held, and no college awards will be presented in 2020. And while the Foundation will also postpone recognition of the Legends and Spirit honorees until 2021, plans will continue to award the 2020 Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. Read more.

Patriot League Classics Adds Contests Featuring Army
4/6/2020

Patriot League Classics Adds Contests Featuring ArmyThe Patriot League Classic Games series will continue to be featured via the Patriot League Network's (PLN) official YouTube page - www.youtube.com/c/patriotleague.

Memorable contests that have aired on the Patriot League Network (PLN) will be made available on YouTube in full or condensed form with games and features to be added regularly through the spring. YouTube will continue to be home to Patriot League Classic content. Fans can also follow the Patriot League's official Twitter (@PatriotLeague) and Instagram (@patriotleague) accounts for announcements on updated classic content. Read more.

Harvey and McCormick named EIWA Academic Award Recipients
4/3/2020

Harvey and McCormick named EIWA Academic Award RecipientsSince proving their dominance on the mat at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) conference championship back in February, the Army West Point wrestling team has found ways to shine off the mat as well.

The conference released the 2020 EIWA Academic Achievement Award recipients with two members of the Black Knights squad were amongst the ranks. Firsties Ben Harvey and Cael McCormick were listed amongst the best in conference for their standout performances on the mat and in the classroom. To be selected for the award, the criteria included having achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and having participated in the EIWA tournament or having achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and qualified for the NCAA Championships through the EIWA.

This is the fourth straight year that Harvey has been recognized for the Academic Achievement award. He was one of only two wrestlers to finish third overall at the conference championships after having won four of five matchups. The New Palestine, In., native was seeded No. 3 in the 174lb bout leading up to the tournament and held himself to that standard. Harvey capped off his fourth straight year placing at the tournament, qualified for his third straight NCAA tournament appearance and received the Billy Sheridan Memorial Award which is given to the wrestler with the most falls in the least time. During his time with the Black Knights, Harvey has amassed an impressive 96-43 career record.

McCormick competed for the Black Knights in the 165lb slot at the conference tournament, posting fourth place overall with a 3-2 record on the weekend. The Yorktown, In., native completed his second consecutive year placing at the conference championship, qualifying for the NCAA tournament and receiving the Academic Achievement award. In his four years, McCormick competed in 104 duals for Army, closing out his career with a 70-34 record. Read more.

NCAA Extends Recruiting Dead Period Through May 31
4/3/2020

NCAA Extends Recruiting Dead Period Through May 31The Division I council coordination committee and the Division II administrative committee collectively announced Wednesday that the recruiting dead period will be extended through May 31.

A dead period had initially been created on March 13 that would last through April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the committees left the door open to potentially extend it if need be.

The dead period bans in-person recruiting while still allowing phone calls, text messages and other written correspondence, but has interrupted the NCAA recruiting calendar.

Cadets Share Their Talents
4/3/2020

Cadets Share Their TalentsLTC Sulewski recently challenged his Cadets to share something about their lives for a few minutes prior to online math classes. The result? An amazing outpouring and response with Cadets sharing productions in soundboard techno-music, their talents in singing and playing piano/guitar, how to operate a family heirloom 1935 Winchester Rifle, life on a farm with goats and cows, Jamaican traditions, circus acts of dogs and other pets in the house and introducing family members.

Seven Cadets Honored with ECAC Awards
4/2/2020

Seven Cadets Honored with ECAC AwardsThe Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced that seven members of the Army West Point Gymnastics team have been honored with postseason recognition.

Firstie Liam O'Hara was awarded with a major award from the conference, as he was named the ECAC Co-Most Improved Gymnast of the Year. The Pearl River, N.Y., native set career-highs on pommel horse on two occasions in 2020, closing out the year with a 13.800 score in Army's win over William & Mary.

Several Cadets were honored as members of the All-ECAC Team for their respective apparatuses, including Mathew Davis, Matthew Martin, Jacob Nauman, Kiernan Reagan, Rex Scott and Darrel Yamamura. Davis, who was recently named a CGA Regular Season All-American, earned recognition for all-around, floor exercise, still rings and parallel bars.

The top six gymnasts in their event are recognized as All-ECAC. The teams are based off their NQA that the gymnasts accumulated during the season. Read more.

1-on-1 With Mike Buddie
4/2/2020

1-on-1 With Mike BuddieArmy West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie chatted with Rich DeMarco yesterday about his new normal, communication with staff and coaches. He also talks about his role in the movie, "For the Love of the Game" as the New York Yankees starting pitcher who pitched against Kevin Costner in the film.

Tank Wright Joins Football Staff as Defensive Line Coach
4/2/2020

Tank Wright Joins Football Staff as Defensive Line CoachArmy West Point head Football coach Jeff Monken has announced the addition of Tenarius "Tank" Wright as the Defensive Line Coach. "We are excited to welcome Tank Wright to the Army West Point staff," Monken said. "Coach Woody worked closely with Tank at Michigan and has raved about his energy and passion for teaching and coaching. His experience working with one of the top programs in the country will excite our players and bring a new approach to the development of our defensive line."

Named one of college football's rising stars in 2019, Wright joins the Black Knights' defensive staff after serving as the Associate Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at Michigan for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. While with the Wolverines, Wright helped coach and mentor two first-round draft picks, two third-round draft picks and a fifth-round pick as well.

Prior to his time with Michigan, Wright was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at his Alma Mater Arkansas. The Razorbacks saw a first-round draft pick and 13 other draft picks in the top rounds. "It's an honor and a privilege to serve as the defensive line coach here at the United States Military Academy," Wright said. "Having the opportunity to work for Coach Monken and Nate Woody is truly a blessing. I look forward to impacting the fine young men here at West Point as we represent the proud tradition of Army Football."

Wright was a standout at Arkansas from 2008-12 as a linebacker/defensive end. He posted nine sacks and 20 tackles for loss. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before trying out for the Kansas City Chiefs in a rookie mini-camp, but ultimately returned to his alma mater to join the strength and conditioning staff.

Wright graduated from Arkansas in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Wright now lives in Highland Falls, N.Y.

Hudgins, Nichtern, Schupler, Rigney Earn All-America Honors
4/1/2020

Hudgins, Nichtern, Schupler, Rigney Earn All-America HonorsFour members of the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team earned All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse, announced Wednesday.  Yearlings Marcus Hudgins, Brendan Nichtern and Wyatt Schupler were named to the third team, while firstie captain Tom Rigney garnered honorable mention recognition.

Hudgins transitioned as a close defender this season after being a long-stick midfielder his plebe year. He marked up on every opponents' top player causing a team-leading 30 turnovers and picking up 26 ground balls. The Syracuse, N.Y., native was named the Patriot League Defender of the Week twice and tied his career-high of three caused turnovers in four games in 2020. Hudgins posted a career-high eight ground balls against Marist as well.

Nichtern was recognized for the second-straight season on the All-America list. The Massapequa, N.Y., native ranked fourth in the nation with 3.38 assists per game, while his 5.75 points per game average slated him ninth. The youngest player to eclipse 100-career points in Army lacrosse history, Nichtern led the team with 19 goals and 27 assists for 46 points during his yearling season. He continues to climb in Army's record book and ranks 24th-all time with 126 points. Nichtern's career assist count is now at 77 which slates him seventh for the Black Knights in their 103-year history.

Schupler made his collegiate debut this season and did not disappoint. He backed the second-best scoring defense in the country (7.25) and individually ranked second for his 7.18 goals against average. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., native boasted a .617 save percentage which slated him seventh nationally. Schupler and the Cadets' defense held ranked opponents to 5.67 goals per game in 2020. The yearling earned three Patriot League Goalie of the Week honors this year.

Rigney was named to honorable mention after serving as the team's on-field leader his senior season. He recorded 23 ground balls, an assist and five caused turnovers. The firstie from Nokesville, Va., finished his career with 76 ground balls, 19 caused turnovers and three assists.

The Cadets went 2-1 against ranked opponents in 2020 season with their one loss coming to then-ranked No. 5 Syracuse. Army finished the season ranked 14th with a 6-2 overall record before the season ended for programs across the country. 

Saluting the Women of the Long Gray Line
4/1/2020

Saluting the Women of the Long Gray LineWPAOG would like to salute all of the women graduates of West Point. Since the first women entered the Academy in 1976, West Point women have continued to strengthen the legacy of the Long Gray Line. They have excelled as leaders of character as cadets, as officers in the military, as instructors, as leaders in business and government, and as West Point alumni leaders. Since the first women graduated with the Class of 1980, more than 5,100 women have graduated from West Point, prepared to proudly serve our nation and their communities. We thank them for their continued service.

Happy 10th Birthday Adler!
4/1/2020

Happy 10th Birthday Adler!Adler, a long-time Army Football fan, is turning 10 years old today. He lives in New York City and is a bit disappointed that he can’t have friends over for a party right now. One of Adler’s dreams is to someday be a cadet, so some of our cadets took some time to create a birthday video to help him celebrate!

COL Gerving Takes Phyics Class Outside
4/1/2020

COL Gerving Takes Phyics Class Outside“What do you do when the weather is nice, but you have online class? You take the class outside, of course! The Physics majors of the Class of 2020 joined COL Corey Gerving for a class on Computational Physics as part of PH495- Special Topics. PH495 is a new course designed by COL Gerving to replace a lab course that the Cadets can no longer execute due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Physics majors will spend the remainder of the semester learning various computational techniques for solving problems in physics.

Smith Among Top Pitching Performances of 2020
3/31/2020

Smith Among Top Pitching Performances of 2020Cadet Logan Smith ’20 has been included in Baseball America's Top 25 College pitching performances of 2020. The game was Army vs. Duke on February 14, 2020. An Opening Day start against a ranked team on the road was no problem for Smith, who helped get his season off on the right foot with seven shutout frames against the Blue Devils. Smith went on to finish the season with a 1.61 ERA. 7 innings pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk and 10 strike outs. Read more.

Cadets Visit the Center for Book Arts
3/31/2020

Cadets Visit the Center for Book ArtsEarlier this month, cadets had their annual visit to the Center for Book Arts and the NY Antiquarian book fair. Cadets got to compose and print a bookish poem and then talked to world experts and collectors of all types.

LTG Williams ’83 West Point Update
3/30/2020

LTG Williams ’83 West Point UpdateLTG Darryl Williams, USMA Superintendent, gave an update on the situation at West Point. The top priority remains the well-being of the entire West Point community. Continue to keep yourself and your families healthy and safe.

The Dean Drops in On Cadets
3/30/2020

The Dean Drops in On CadetsRecently the Dean had a “digital walkabout”, a great way to visit cadets when you can’t drop into their classrooms in Thayer Hall.

MAJ Johnathon Parker explains, “The Dean invited our cadets to ask her questions about everything that’s happening, and they immediately opened up. They have very real concerns, and BG Jebb gave them news and reassurance straight from the Academy leadership. It meant a lot to the cadets to know that their senior leaders are working hard to deliver the best academic experience given the circumstances.”

“What an honor to visit SS370: Mass Media and American Politics to learn alongside our cadets and engage in conversation.” BG Jebb.

Rich DeMarco's Top 10 Monken Era Moments - #10
3/30/2020

Rich DeMarco's Top 10 Monken Era Moments - #10Throughout the spring, Rich DeMarco, the radio play-by-play voice of the Army football team, will be counting down his top 10 moments of the last six seasons on the gridiron under head coach Jeff Monken.

Number 10: Chris Carnegie's interception return for a touchdown against UConn at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 8, 2014.

When you think back to the Jeff Monken era and especially that first year, 2014, the game against Connecticut is the signature moment.

You start with Yankee Stadium with Jeff Monken taking an Army team there for the first time. It was a young Black Knights team and it all seemed to be coming together that day in the Bronx. What a day it was for Joe Walker, with two touchdowns, as Army took a two-touchdown lead.

Then came the fourth quarter. Connecticut was bidding for a comeback, down seven and driving the ball into deep into Army territory with the goal line in its sights. With the ball on the 6-yard line and the Huskies facing a 2-and-3, Chris Carnegie stepped in front of a pass and took it coast-to-coast for the touchdown. That game was not only the signature moment of the 2014 season, but served as a first, of a number of late game heroics for the Black Knights for several seasons to come.

West Point Hosts USASMDC HELMTT
3/27/2020

West Point Hosts USASMDC HELMTTThe House of PaNE hosted the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck (HELMTT) engineers at West Point to showcase the awesome capabilities of the equipment and the new Outdoor High Energy Laser Lab (O-HELL).

Watch the video.

Four Cadets Tabbed CEP Athletes of March
3/27/2020

Four Cadets Tabbed CEP Athletes of MarchTyrese Bender and Hannah Blakey of Army West Point track & field, Maddie Burns of women's lacrosse and Bennett Taylor of men's lacrosse were all named the Corps Squad Athletes of the Month for March.

Bender is an Engineering Management major with a grade-point average last term of 4.016 (currently ranked 25 in the class of 2021). He wears both the star (3.67+ academic GPA for 2+ consecutive semesters) and the wreath (top 15% of his graduating class) on his uniform. He has a cumulative GPA (academic, military and physical courses combined) of 3.985, reflecting excellence in all the pillars. He recently received the Master of the Sword Award from DPE.

Blakey carries 4.20 cumulative GPA. She currently holds a 4.33 GPA within her major courses as a Foreign Language (Persian and French) major. She is a well-rounded cadet with a cumulative GPA (academic, military and physical courses combined) of 4.16, reflecting excellence in physical and military pillars as well. Overall, she is ranked third in her class of 1,123 cadets.

In the classroom, Burns has excelled with a 3.246 cumulative grade-point average as a Psychology major. She received the 2019 Superintendent Award for Excellence, representing the top 5% in her class based on the CAS. Additionally, she was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll each of the last two years. Burns is a leader in the Corps and a member of Company H-4. She has a military cumulative GPA of a 3.679 and a physical score of a 3.446.

Taylor has earned Dean's List status every semester of his academic career, and currently carries a 3.544 cumulative GPA. He has found similar success in other pillars, with a 3.348 physical score, and a military score just under 3.0. On the field, Taylor played in all 18 games for Army during the 2019 season, after playing in more limited roles his first two seasons. He played a key role on the man down defensive unit, which held opponents scoreless in 70 percent of their opportunities. Read more.

West Point Band Facebook Watch Party
3/27/2020

West Point Band Facebook Watch Party This weekend the West Point Band would like to give back to you and offer a bit of respite during these difficult times.

In lieu of an in-person concert, please join them this Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern for a Facebook Watch Party, featuring re-broadcasted selections from some of their favorite past performances — from stunning masterpieces that capture your imagination, to uplifting patriotic fare that celebrates the strength and resilience of our nation.

We’re all in this together. So, let’s join hands — virtually — in honor of our unity. Click here.

Army Baseball All-Decade Team: Outfielders
3/27/2020

Army Baseball All-Decade Team: OutfieldersOver the course of the 2020 season, the Army West Point Baseball program will highlight the accomplishments of their alumni over the last 10 years by naming members to the Army West Point Baseball All-Decade Team. The team was voted on by a committee of Army coaches and administrators who spent time with the team from 2010-2019. Each recipient displayed excellence on the field and was recognized for their athletic achievements during their time at West Point. These players helped continue the legacy of Army baseball while setting new standards for the program.

This week, we focus on three outfielders who have been recognized as members of Army Baseball's All-Decade Team.

Jacob Hurtubise ’20: .301 avg., 170 hits, 163 runs scored, 105 SB, 142 walks
Jacob Hurtubise served as the prototypical catalyst of the Army lineup during his tenure with the program. A .301 career hitter, Hurtubise finished his career as the Army and Patriot League all-time leader in stolen bases (105) and walks (142). In 2019, he set the program's single season records for runs scored (71), walks (69) and stolen bases (45). He earned ABCA All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in addition to being named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2019. The two-time First Team All-Patriot League recipient entered his shortened firstie campaign as the Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year. Following the 2019 season, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball Draft before returning to West Point for his firstie season. 

Mark McCants ’15:.282 avg, 168 hits, 6 HR, 107 RBI, 224 TB
A four-time All-Patriot League recipient, Mark McCants was a constant bright spot for the Black Knights during his four years in the Army lineup. His firstie campaign was one to remember, delivering a .346 batting average and a .522 slugging percentage. He earned his second First Team All-Patriot League nod, claiming the honor in his plebe and firstie seasons.

Jacob Page ’16:.274 avg, 175 hits, 13 HR, 110 RBI, 35 SB, 266 TB
During his four years at Army, Jacob Page was a steady force for the Black Knights' offense. A two-time All-Patriot League recipient, he ranks seventh in program history with 38 doubles. In 2013, Page was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, becoming the tenth Black Knight to receive the prestigious honor.

Tune in for Army Esports Take on Unv. of Akron
3/26/2020

Tune in for Army Esports Take on Unv. of AkronAll Army West Point Athletics for the rest of the semester have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but social distancing has no impact on Esports. Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. at the link below to watch the Army West Point Esports team take on the University of Akron in a competitive match of Rainbow Six Siege. Viewers will hear a Cadet caster announce the match in real time and witness the Cadet team take on their opponents. Click here.

Cadets Visit NYC to Learn from Financial Services Leaders
3/26/2020

Cadets Visit NYC to Learn from Financial Services LeadersCadets in the investment club traveled to New York City earlier this month for an opportunity to learn from leaders in financial services. Michael Gelbrand, CEO of ExodusPoint, sat down for a session to provide examples of principled leadership from his time serving as an executive for Lehman Brothers on 9/11 and during the 2008 financial crisis.

Wood Hired as Senior Associate AD for Development
3/26/2020

Wood Hired as Senior Associate AD for DevelopmentArmy West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announced the hiring of Chris Wood as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development today. In his role at Army, Wood will manage a front-line fundraising team responsible for annual and sport-specific fundraising efforts as well as revenue generation through events and the administration of membership benefits as Army West Point Athletics embarks on a major capital campaign.

"I have been following the career path of Chris for years, and he is clearly a rising star in collegiate athletics," Buddie said. "We are excited to have the Wood family join the Army team as we embark on an aggressive new fundraising campaign." Wood will additionally serve as a member of the West Point Association of Graduates (AOG) major gifts team.

"I'm thrilled that Chris will be joining our development effort in support of Army West Point Athletics," said Kristin Sorenson, Vice President of Development for AOG. "His proven track record as a thoughtful leader and a successful fundraiser will add depth and expertise to our team. I look forward to welcoming him and working with him to accomplish great things for West Point."

Wood arrives on the banks of the Hudson following a six-year stint at High Point University where he was hired as a Senior Associate Athletics Director of External/Internal Operations in October 2014, before being elevated to Deputy Athletics Director in the summer of 2017. 

While at High Point, Wood was responsible for the oversight of corporate sponsorships, development, the Panther Club, marketing and season ticket sales while also serving as the sport administrator for the baseball and cross country/track & field programs. Read more.

Patriot League Classic Games to be Introduced on YouTube
3/25/2020

Patriot League Classic Games to be Introduced on YouTubeThe Patriot League Classic Games series was introduced today, March 25, beginning at noon via the Patriot League Network's (PLN) official YouTube page - www.youtube.com/c/patriotleague - as announced by the League office.

Memorable contests that have aired on the Patriot League Network (PLN) will be made available on YouTube in full or condensed form with games and features to be added regularly through the spring. YouTube will continue to be home to Patriot League Classic content. Fans can also follow the Patriot League's official Twitter (@PatriotLeague) and Instagram (@patriotleague) accounts for announcements on updated classic content.

Ten PLN Classic Games will be replayed and remain available on YouTube, beginning at noon, with the double-overtime thriller featuring Bucknell at Colgate in the 2014 Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals. One game will be released each hour until 9 p.m. when the first day of classic content concludes with American guard Connor Nelson's game-winning buzzer-beater in a 2020 regular-season men's basketball meeting between the Eagles and Bucknell.

The series will include famous moments in recent League history, including former Army West Point infielder Kasey McCravey's viral leap over the catcher in Game 5 of the 2016 Patriot League Softball Tournament (3 p.m.). The "McCravey Leap" led the Black Knights to a win over Lehigh and garnered millions of views around the world, earning her the No. 1 play on the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays, in addition to an appearance on Good Morning America.

Cadets and Faculty Attend SCONA
3/25/2020

Recently key staff members for this year’s upcoming Student Conference on US Affairs (SCUSA) attended Texas A&M University's Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA). Cadets Andrew Mizell, Maggie Go, Kirby Horne, and Alex Bowles attended the conference to engage with other students on major challenges facing US leaders, as well as to gain useful insights for this fall’s iteration of SCUSA.

Cadets Visit the Wall Street Journal and NBC
3/25/2020

Cadets Visit the Wall Street Journal and NBCCadets in the "Mass Media and American Politics" class to a trip to NYC a few weeks ago took visit the Wall Street Journal and NBC to explore how these outlets cover the events of Super Tuesday. At the Wall Street Journal, cadets attended the morning news meeting and met with Deputy Chief News Editor Phil Izzo and Deputy Editorial Page Editor Dan Heninger. At NBC, cadets toured various studios, newsrooms, and the control room. They also met with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in his office.

Funk Tabbed NABC All-District Second Team
3/24/2020

Funk Tabbed NABC All-District Second TeamFirstie Tommy Funk of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Second Team yesterday afternoon.

Funk becomes the first cadet to receive the postseason honor since Tanner Plomb '16 earned second team recognition following the 2015-16 campaign. Funk is additionally one of six Patriot League players this season to be named to an all-district 13 squad.

It was a historic final year filled with milestones for Funk as the senior point guard broke Patriot League and program records en route to leading the Black Knights to their highest win total since the 2015-16 season. The Warrington, Pa., native upped his scoring game and averaged a career-best 17.5 points per contest. He led the team in scoring and finished third in the league.

The two-time team captain set new career marks in scoring, rebounding and assists on his way to being named an All-Patriot First Team performer. Funk showcased his vision at the point guard position by handing out a league and program-best 212 assists for a 7.1 average, which was good for seventh in the nation.

He not only broke the single-season record, but additionally became the first player in league history to eclipse 700 career helpers as he finished his four-year career with 728. His ability to dish out assists while taking care of the basketball is what set him apart as he carried a league-best 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio.

After playing and starting in all 124 games for the Black Knights, Funk closed out his time as a Black Knight ranked first in career and single-season assists, eighth in career points and seventh in career steals.

Men's Lacrosse 14th in Final Inside Lacrosse Poll
3/24/2020

The Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team was ranked 14th in the final Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, announced yesterday.

It marks the third time in four seasons that the Black Knights finish inside the top-14 nationally.

The Cadets went 2-1 against ranked opponents in 2020 season with their one loss coming to then-ranked No. 5 Syracuse. Army finished 6-2 overall before the season ended for programs across the country.

Army's scoring defense (7.25) was second in the nation and its scoring margin of 6.50 was seventh. Brendan Nichtern ranked fourth in Division I with 3.38 assists per game, while his 5.75 points per game average was good for ninth. Wyatt Schupler finished the year fourth nationally in save percentage (.617) and was second for his 7.18 goals against average.

Cadets Enjoy Their Spring Break Helping Others
3/24/2020

Cadets Enjoy Their Spring Break Helping OthersThe West Point Cadet Gospel Choir and others participated in a service trip to Nashville, Tennessee during spring break two weeks ago. Our cadets partnered with a number of community, religious, and humanitarian based organizations throughout the area.

Davis Named CGA Regular Season All-American
3/23/2020

Davis Named CGA Regular Season All-AmericanFollowing an impressive yearling campaign, Mathew Davis has been named a College Gymnastics Association All-American on floor exercise.

Davis excelled on the floor this season, posting scores of above 14 on seven different occasions. In Army's dual meet win against service academy rival Air Force, he posted a career-best 14.500 to lead Army to its first win over its rival since 2016. He becomes the first Cadet to receive the honor from the CGA since Brian Lee was named an All-American on still rings in 2005.

The Frisco, Texas, native followed his NCAA Individual Finals performance from 2019 with an accolade filled 2020. He was recognized as Gymnast of the Week by the ECAC on three separate occasions. He set new career-highs on five different apparatuses throughout the course of the season.

Davis and the Black Knights closed out the 2020 season on a high note, posting the program's highest team score (408.650) since the NCAA scoring change in 2017.

Cadets Attend Eastern Sociological Society Winter Meeting
3/23/2020

Cadets Attend Eastern Sociological Society Winter MeetingRecently, CDTs Kazper Lewis, Eric Moraly, Monical Eckford, Jenifer Reis, and Clayton Shivers attended the Eastern Sociological Society's 2020 Winter Meeting. This multi-department group presented their initial findings in their research "Inclusion in Physics: Making Physics More Approachable" as part of the Behavior Science and Leadership's "Military and Society" mini conference.

CDT Ziccarello ’20 Analyzing Combat Fitness Test Data
3/23/2020

Cadet Amy Ziccarello is a Mathematical Sciences Major from Middleville, MI. She is a member of the Honor Committee, a manager for the Men's Gymnastics Team, and the Class Secretary. Cadet Ziccarello is currently analyzing data from the new Army Combat Fitness Test to assess unit readiness.

The Army Ski Club Enjoys Fresh Powder
3/20/2020

Club Skiing traveled to West Dover, VT, late last month where fresh powder was found by 34 skiers and boarders over a 3-day trip. Some die-hard cadets even hit the slopes in their dress grey.

Cadet Academy/ROTC Retreat OCF
3/20/2020

Officers’ Christian Fellowship club traveled to Rindge, NH last month for the Northeast Academy/ROTC Retreat OCF. Cadets interacted with ROTC cadets from several universities and Colleges in America's Northeastern Region. Meeting and interacting with ROTC students from a variety of branches and programs was beneficial to the Cadets development and network growth. It was good for understanding who they will be serving alongside in the future and the different experiences they’ve had.

Aleph Institute’s Military Lay Leader Training
3/20/2020

Cadets and participated in the Aleph Institute’s Military Lay Leader Training Conference in Surfside, Florida recently. Participants from the full joint and NATO community came together at the Shul (an Orthodox Synagogue) for faith, fellowship, and training focused on providing support to Soldiers and Jewish communities wherever deployed/stationed.
Rabbis, Chaplains, Jewish lay leaders and personnel converged in Bal Harbour, Florida for a 5-day meeting of the minds and hearts. Courses and lectures addressing Education, Resiliency and Logistics of Jewish needs were a mainstay of the training course. The weekend hosted by The Shul of Bal Harbour was a meticulously planned event that hosted a panel of Chaplains, military personnel and experts in their respective fields of the highest ranks from around the world including enlisted members such as Sergeant Major Sam Yudin.

The West Point Cadets were introduced to the conference participants and presented on the topics of life at West Point and the multitude of activities in which they participate due to the incredible support of both Rabbi David Ruderman, the West Point Jewish Chaplain and the Jewish Chapel Fund which sponsor events.

Significant presentations on focused leadership sparked influential conversations from LTC(R) Terry Bresnick ’69 from Innovative Decision Analysis and the President of the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund. During the weekend, the group attended a variety of services, group meals, participated in religious traditions and had opportunities to talk with guest speakers and religious leaders from across the military joint community. The weekend was made possible from the generous and professional support by the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund and Staff.

Army Baseball All-Decade Team: Infielders
3/19/2020

Army Baseball All-Decade Team: InfieldersOver the course of the 2020 season, the Army West Point Baseball program will highlight the accomplishments of their alumni over the last 10 years by naming members to the Army West Point Baseball All-Decade Team.

The team was voted on by a committee of Army coaches and administrators who spent time with the team from 2010-2019. Each recipient displayed excellence on the field and was recognized for their athletic achievements during their time at West Point. These players helped continue the legacy of Army baseball while setting new standards for the program.

This week, we focus on three infielders who have been recognized as members of Army Baseball's All-Decade Team.

Kris Lindner, Class of 2017: .296 avg., 5 HRs, 72 RBIs, 160 hits, 106 runs scored, 43 SB
A staple in the top half of the Army batting order, Kris Linder showed excellence both on the field and in the classroom during his time at Army. His tenure at Army was accolade filled, as he was the 2017 Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year in addition to being a two-time First Team All-Patriot League honoree.

Clint Moore, Class of 2011:.332 avg., 35 HRs, 183 RBIs, 233 hits, 174 runs scored
Widely regarded as the greatest offensive player in program history, Clint Moore's name is written across the top of most categories in the Army record book. He is the program's all-time leader in home runs (35), runs batted in (185), runs scored (T-174), total bases (413) and slugging percentage (.589). The five-time All-American helped lead Army to three Patriot League Championships. He was a four-time First Team All-Patriot League recipient and a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award for the best shortstop in the nation. In 2011, he was selected in the 34thround of the Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres.

Zach Price, Class of 2012:.320 avg., 241 hits, 174 runs scored, 55 SB
One of the great table-setters in program history, Zach Price was the ideal hitter atop the Army lineup. He is tied for the program record in runs scored (174) and ranks third in hits (241). In 2012, he became the first Army player to be named a Rawlings Gold Glove recipient, where he was recognized as the top defensive second basement in the country. Price was a model student- athlete, being named an Academic All-American and Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year in addition to his three First Team All-Patriot League nods and Senior CLASS All-American recognition.

Triumphant Equestrian Season Ending
3/19/2020

The Army West Point Equestrian Team had a triumphant ending to their 2019-2020 regular season. The team traveled to Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY to compete against other talented teams in the Northeast region. Army had ten riders qualify for the cancelled IHSA regional competition. The team also enjoyed an all-region potluck with fellow riders and coaches after the competition, a great opportunity for team bonding.

Theatre Arts Guild Visits NYC
3/19/2020

Theatre Arts Guild Visits NYCBefore spring break the Theatre Arts Guild had the chance to visit New York City. The trip exposed cadets to Broadway productions. They explored the Theatre and Museum district between the shows, and cadets discussed the innovative staging technology used in the revival of West Side Story.

After the show, cadets discussed critical plot adjustments and how West Side Story contrasts and aligns with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. After seeing "Six" about the six wives of Henry VIII, cadets critiqued the historical accuracy of the show and discussed how women are recorded in history.

Wilkinson Earns Individual Sportsman of the Year Distinction
3/18/2020

Wilkinson Earns Individual Sportsman of the Year DistinctionFirstie alternate captain Alex Wilkinson of the Army West Point Hockey team has been named the Atlantic Hockey Association Individual Sportsman of the Year, announced by the league on Wednesday.

"Wilky is such a natural fit for this award," said head coach Brian Riley. "He plays the game the right way and he respects other players and officials. It's amazing with the amount of ice time that he plays that he has only had one penalty in the last two years. It's a true testament to his character and why he is such a worthy recipient."

Wilkinson is the third Black Knight to claim the individual sportsmanship honor in program history and the second in three seasons. Ryan Nick earned the award in 2017, while Chris Garceau was also a recipient in 2005.

The Raleigh, N.C., native is one of the team's alternate captains this season. Arguably one of Wilkinson's greatest accomplishments is his ability to stay out of the penalty box. After playing in 67 games, he recorded just one penalty in the past two seasons and zero during his senior campaign.

Wilkinson was one of seven Cadets to play in all 33 games this year. He scored four goals, two on the power play, and dished out nine assists for 13 points. Wilkinson posted 50 blocks as well.

The defenseman finishes his career with 17 goals and 59 assists for 76 points in 132 games played. Wilkinson also had eight power play goals and four game-winners. The senior graduates with just nine penalties in his four years wearing an Army sweater.

Army's Brian Riley Reflects on 'What If' In a Season Lost To COVID-19
3/18/2020

Army's Brian Riley Reflects on 'What If' In a Season Lost To COVID-19Despite Army Hockey's handicap of recruiting for a service academy, there was something magical going on at West Point this season for Brian Riley's Black Knights of the Hudson. "I remember in early in the year, maybe in October/November, looking around and say to myself, 'This group can do something special,'" Riley said.

His gut feelings were manifested with 13 wins before the end of the calendar year, including emotional victories over Union and AIC as well as road sweeps at Holy Cross and Canisius. An out-of-conference conquest of UNH vaulted the Cadets into the USCHO Poll, making for a well-deserved New Year's celebration up at West Point.

Firsties were carrying the offensive load up front, as Dominic Franco and Michael Wilson combined for 21 goals, and junior defenseman John Zimmerman distributed a team-leading 17 helpers. They proudly represented Atlantic Hockey out in the desert at the Fortress Invitational in Las Vegas, taking two ranked opponents to the limit before falling. But an injury bug stung the Knights in February, as Wilson missed a half-dozen games and classmate Zach Evancho sat for 11. Army's hot start, and their emotional shootout win over Sacred Heart late in the year, gave them just enough cushion to earn home ice and a bye for the Atlantic Hockey playoffs. The extra layoff allowed Riley's Knights to finally get healthy.

"It was the first time all year we had our full lineup," Riley said about his prep for a quarterfinal versus Niagara. "We felt really good about our practices; our fans were really looking forward to it."

And then the ball dropped. Riley and his cadets suffered what dozens of NCAA teams went through when individual leagues canceled their championship tournaments when the NCAA pulled the plug on March Madness. "I remember not being shocked because of how fluid everything was," Riley said, "but I knew I had to tell the team the season was over. "I remember feeling terrible for our seniors. Their heads dropped and you could see tears coming down their faces. At the end, it was them hugging each other." Read more.

Obstacle Course Competes in Mexico City
3/18/2020

Last month the West Point Obstacle Course team competed in Mexico City. Black Team consisting of 10 cadets, 1 managing cadet, and one OIC, placed second overall out of twelve international teams at the Chimialtalli International Military Competition 2020.

The events consisted of a 22.5 km march, one-rope bridge, obstacle course, minefield, LRC, pistol, TC3, Night Land Nav, Zodiac, 15km race, urban combat, cargo delivery, and rifle shoot.

Overall, the cadets enjoyed competing and building bonds with their gracious Mexican hosts. The trip is a valuable training tool for the team and a chance to compete on the international stage.

Annual Army Water Polo Memorial Tournament
3/18/2020

Annual Army Water Polo Memorial TournamentEarlier this month Army hosted the annual Army Water Polo Memorial Tournament. 16 Teams competed in this tournament including all three service academies.

This is the first time in over 30 years that all three service academies have competed together. Army defeated both Yale (14-6) and Boston (13-8).

Army competed at a very high level of play. The team learned the value of strong legs and crisp passing to facilitate openings within the offense.

Men’s Army Volleyball at the Midwest D2 Invitational
3/17/2020

Men’s Army Volleyball at the Midwest D2 InvitationalMen’s Army Volleyball flew to Wisconsin for the Midwest D2 Invitational. The team played some great competition, such as Duluth, Lewis, and Maryville. On the opening day, Saturday, they went 3-2, beating Stout, Maryville, and Stevens Point.

The next day, the first match was a loss to River Falls in the third set, which placed the team in the Silver Bracket. However, they went on to beat Carroll, Stout, and Michigan Tech for the Silver Bracket Championship. Men’s Army Volleyball broke new ground being the first east coast team at that tournament.

Marathon at the Peachtree Half Marathon
3/17/2020

Marathon at the Peachtree Half MarathonThe USMA Marathon team competed in the Peachtree Half Marathon early this month. Several cadets set personal records for their half marathon time and there were several age group award winners.

Men Ages 14-19: 2nd Place: Zach Gould; 3rd Place: Dash Rogers Men Ages 20-24: 3rd Place: Chase Hogeboom; 4th Place: Kyle Stacks. Women Ages 14-19: 2nd Place: Alexandra Cajigal; 3rd Place: Haley Seaward; 5th Place: Chloe Tran.

The race had over 10,000 participants and there was a lot of support for West Point throughout the day. This was an excellent opportunity to showcase the high levels of fitness cadets maintain and had strategic outreach benefits through countless interactions.

In addition to competing, the team also watched the Olympic Trials and cheer on former teammate, Kate Sanborn and former Club OIC, MAJ Kelly Calway as they competed for a slot on the U.S. Olympic Team.

Army Aviation Logs Some Practice
3/17/2020

Army Aviation Logs Some PracticeThe Flying team recently enjoyed a weekend of beautiful weather, practicing for the Service Academy Flying Competition. Cadet Thomas Whiting progressed from RL2 to RL1, Cadet Will Pickell continued to prepare to take his private pilot check ride and Cadet John Bass, the ACIC, had a quick cross-country flight (greater than 50 nm) to Oxford, CT.

All Army West Point Athletics Events Cancelled
3/16/2020

All Army West Point Athletics Events CancelledThe Army West Point Athletic Association has officially announced the cancellation of all remaining athletic events for the 2019-20 season. 

Due to the increased concerns around COVID-19, Army Athletics is in alignment with the NCAA and Patriot League decisions to immediately suspend all athletic activities for all teams.

"We all have the core instinct to fight and to compete, but it has reached the point where competing under the current conditions may bring us more harm than good," Athletic Director Mike Buddie said. "Our number one concern is the health and safety of our cadet-athletes, coaches, staff and their families. The decision to suspend all practices and competitions helps to promote social distances and has the potential to prevent the spread of the virus. While we are saddened that our Firsties' careers have unexpectedly come to a close, we know that they will grow from these extraordinary circumstances and will become excellent leaders of character for the United States Army.

Additional local information on the 'Novel Coronavirus' and preventative measures can be found on the West Point Garrison & Community and Keller Army Community Hospital pages.

Fans who have already purchased tickets for upcoming competitions will be refunded through the Army West Point Ticket Office. Refund credit transaction timing may vary by bank. A Ticket Office representative will be contacting all accounts that purchased tickets.

Please check back regularly for updates and recommendations.

Please direct any questions or requests to Greg Mogavero (gregory.mogavero@westpoint.edu )

Hanson, Kutz Earn All-America Honors
3/16/2020

Hanson, Kutz Earn All-America HonorsThe junior co-captain duo of Clayton Hanson and Kaitlyn Kutz of the Army West Point Rife team both earned NRA All-America honors. Hanson was tabbed a second team all-American in smallbore and Kutz was named a second team all-American in air rifle.

This marks the first time since 2014 that the Black Knights have had multiple all-Americans in a season.

For Hanson this marks his second all-American honor as he also earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-American honorable mention nods on Saturday. He was additionally a Second Team All-Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) selection in smallbore and aggregate. The Jamestown, N.Y., native posted an average score of 582.3 in smallbore this season and hit at least the 580 mark in all but one match. His high score in smallbore came in the All-Academy President's Trophy Match on Nov. 2 when he shot a 586.

Kutz, who also garnered All-GARC Honorable Mention recognition in air rifle and aggregate, had an average score of 590.6 in air rifle this season. She reached the 590 mark in seven matches this year. The Darien, Conn., native had her top air rifle score in the season-opener at Ole Miss on Oct. 26 with a 597. Read more.

Hanson Named CRCA All-American
3/16/2020

Hanson Named CRCA All-AmericanClayton Hanson of the Army West Point Rifle team was named a Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-American, the organization announced on Saturday. Additionally, Hanson and teammates Emily Gay and Spencer Gillis were dubbed CRCA Scholastic All-Americans for their achievements in the classroom.

This is another addition to Hanson's list of accolades for the season, as he was also named an All-Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Second Team selection in both smallbore and aggregate.

The Jamestown, N.Y., native finished fifth in the smallbore finals at the GARC Championships on February 28-29 and posted the ninth highest aggregate score. Read more.

64th Annual Brigade Boxing Open
3/16/2020

64th Annual Brigade Boxing OpenThe 64th annual Brigade Boxing Open was held in Ike's Riverside Café. The event was well attended by the Corps. Winners of the event were: Cadet Ahliyah Lablue,Alyssa Milner,Isaiah Queen, Jac Chronister, Lawrence Shepherd, Eba Obiomon, Adrian Albin, Corrine Kurz, and Ke'shawn Sullivan.

Equestrian Earns Impressive Overall Reserve Championship
3/16/2020

The Army West Point Equestrian Team earned an impressive overall reserve championship at its IHSA competition recently. The team traveled to the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ to compete against highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. With top three finishes in multiple categories of competition, the team truly rode to excellence.

Some of the most notable placings were: Anna Jerald ’21 second place in her open flat class, Madyson Paul ’21 second in her intermediate flat class, Cira Wolf ’20 third in her limit flat class, Victoria Kearns ’22 won her novice flat class, Denali Jackson ’20 third in her pre novice class, Caneel Dixon ’20 won her introductory class, Kate Patterson ’23 second in her introductory class, and Natalie Block ’23 third place in her introductory class. The aggregate efforts from all team members contributed to the team’s outstanding overall placing and success.

CDT Bradley ’22 Places 1st Again
3/16/2020

CDT Bradley ’22 Places 1st AgainThe Army West Point Competitive Climbing team competed in a local Collegiate Climbing Series boulder competition at the Gravity Vault in Flemington, NJ.

Many members of the team performed their personal best.

Cadet Elizabeth Bradley ’22 placed 1st female overall and Cadet Matthew Bassette ’22 placed 13th male overall.

Martin Named ECAC Specialist of the Week
3/16/2020

Martin Named ECAC Specialist of the WeekFor the second time this season, cow Matt Martin posted a career-high pommel horse score, earning him ECAC Specialist of the Week honors.

Martin's 14.650 score was the top score of the day, besting his previous career high by .450. He also recorded a career-high 13.500 on rings.

The performance helped lead Army to a season-high 408.650 score. It was the top score posted by the team since the gymnastics scoring change in 2016.

Softball Wins Fifth Straight
3/16/2020

Softball Wins Fifth StraightThe Army West Point Softball team picked up its fifth consecutive win Wednesday afternoon, as it topped Cleveland State, 4-3.

Jolie Duong pitched six innings, allowing three earned runs. The yearling also belted a two-run homer in her first at bat. Additionally, Taylor Drayton and Madi Gilmore both had multi-hit games.

Duong is now up to four home runs on the season and has hit two in the last three games. Drayton was 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles. She's registered eight doubles this year and 12 extra base hits.

This was Drayton's seventh multi-hit game of the season. Gilmore had two runs batted in, which improved her season total to 12 She now has five multi-hit efforts this year. Read more.

Water Polo Tournament in California
3/16/2020

Water Polo Tournament in CaliforniaFifteen members of the Army Water Polo team plus Coach Chris Judge and OIC Mike Benson traveled to the University of California Davis recently to compete in a water polo tournament with California teams.

Cadets were hosted by parent-volunteers through the West Point Parents Club. Army finished the weekend with two dominant wins and two hotly contested losses.

On Saturday, the team played against the University of California Santa Barbara (Loss, 5-9) and Stanford (Win, 13-4). Sunday, the team competed against the University of California Long Beach (Win, 8-4) and Cal Poly (Loss, 7-11).

The competitions included several former NCAA Division One players which was helpful for the less experienced players and set a higher standard of play for the entire team.

Center for Molecular Science Works to Protect
3/10/2020

Center for Molecular Science Works to ProtectThe U.S. Military Academy's Center for Molecular Science conducts research into a wide variety of fields.

Everything is made up of molecules, so the areas of research are considerably more vast than the tiny particles being studied in the center.

To Col. John Burpo, the head of the academy's department of chemistry and life science, which CMS is a part of, the many research projects being conducted in the center can all be wrapped up into a single goal. The researchers in the Center for Molecular Science are working to find ways to keep Soldiers safe and then treat those who get injured.

This includes research into lightweight power and energy, wounded warrior care, sensors to detect roadside bombs and more.

"Molecules are really the vehicle by which all of the work is done," Burpo said. "If you're talking about biology and life science, those molecules makeup cells, tissues and the like. Those molecules are the things that make up a 3D porous nanomaterial for a fuel cell. Those molecules are the things that make up a sensor to pick up on explosive compounds." Read more.

Softball Sweeps Niagara in Doubleheader
3/10/2020

Softball Sweeps Niagara in DoubleheaderThe Army West Point Softball team won both games in its doubleheader against Niagara yesterday. The Cadets (13-9) claimed the first game 12-1 in five innings, then topped the Purple Eagles 10-1 in the second game, which was also decided in five innings.

Nine different members of the team registered a hit in the contest, with five having multi-hit games. Leading the way were Alicyn Grete and Emily Ballesteros with three hits apiece. Ballesteros also had a season high three runs batted in.

Grete blasted her second home run of the season. Grete now owns a 16-game hit streak. Jolie Duong sent her third homer of the season over the fence. The Cadets wasted no time getting on the board with Grete blasting a lead off solo homer.

In the next at bat, Duong went yard to make the score 2-0. Army would add one more run before the end of the first inning, with Ally Snelling scoring on an RBI single off the bat of Ballesteros. Read more.

Army Chess Defeats Navy
3/10/2020

Army Chess Defeats NavyThe Army Chess Team traveled to Parsippany, NJ to participate in the 50th World Amateur Chess tournament. The U.S. Team East played in 5 of the 6 rounds. Round 2 was on "Board 1" where Army defeated Navy 3-1.

Burns Named League's Goalkeeper of the Week
3/10/2020

Maddie Burns of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week yesterday afternoon.

Burns was stellar in between the pipes to help the Black Knights secure an 11-8 road win over East Carolina on Saturday. She limited an East Carolina team that was on a five-game winning streak and averaging 15 goals per game over its first six contests, to a season-low eight goals.

The firstie netminder posted 10 saves, marking the second time this season that she tallied double-digit stops in a contest. Six of her 10 saves came in the second half as Army extended its lead before claiming its seventh straight victory of the year, tying the program record for longest winning streak.

Burns and the Black Knights return to action on Saturday when they head to Worcester, Mass., to open league play against Holy Cross. The game is scheduled for 12 p.m.

Schupler Earns Third PL Goalie of the Week Honor
3/10/2020

Schupler Earns Third PL Goalie of the Week HonorYearling goalie Wyatt Schupler of the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team has been named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week for the third time this season.

Schupler helped back Army in a 2-0 week. He garnered an 8.27 goals against average and a .529 save percentage on the week. The yearling allowed just 15 goals on 70 shots faced. He also caused a turnover and picked up two ground balls.

The Ponte Vedra, Fla., native currently ranks third in the nation for both his goals against average (7.29) and save percentage (.622) this season. The team is second in the country for its 7.29 scoring defense as well.

The Black Knights are back at Michie Stadium this Saturday for a noon matchup.

Equestrian Earns Impressive Overall Reserve Championship
3/10/2020

The Army West Point Equestrian Team earned an impressive overall reserve championship at its IHSA competition recently. The team traveled to the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ to compete against highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. With top three finishes in multiple categories of competition, the team truly rode to excellence. The combined efforts from all team members contributed to the team’s outstanding overall placing and success.

Some of the most notable placings were as follows: Anna Jerald ’21 earned second place in her open flat class, Madyson Paul ’21 earned second in her intermediate flat class, Cira Wolf ’20 earned third in her limit flat class, Victoria Kearns ’22 won her novice flat class, Denali Jackson ’20 earned third in her pre-novice class, Caneel Dixon ’20 won her introductory class, Kate Patterson ’23 earned second in her introductory class, and Natalie Block ’23 earned third place in her introductory class.

Golf Sits Fifth Through Two Rounds in South Carolina
3/10/2020

Golf Sits Fifth Through Two Rounds in South CarolinaThe Army West Point golf team played 36 holes yesterday at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational and currently sits fifth at 14-over as a team.

The Black Knights had an opening round score of 7-over for fourth on the team leaderboard, but dropped to fifth after another 7-over second round as a team. Clemson is at the top of the leaderboard at 17-under for the tournament.

Justin Williamson sits in a tie for ninth on the individual leaderboard at 1-over for the tournament and Tom Katsenes is in the 16th spot at 2-over through two rounds. The Black Knights had three players finish even par after round one with 70s on their scorecards.

Williamson carded a 3-under on the back nine to move up the leaderboard and secure a score of 70. James McKee and Katsenes finished with even par 70 as well. McKee had 16 pars in his round, while Katsenes righted the ship with four birdies and 10 pars. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Tabbed 15/16 in National Polls
3/10/2020

Men's Lacrosse Tabbed 15/16 in National PollsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team is continuing to be recognized in national polls. For week five, the Black Knights have maintained the 15th slot in the USILA Coaches Poll and is 16th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

The Black Knights are 2-1 against ranked opponents this season with their one loss coming to then-ranked No. 5 Syracuse. Army is 6-2 overall and take on its next ranked opponent this weekend in #18/19 Lehigh.

Army will face several more ranked opponents in the coming weeks of the season including No. 10/13 Notre Dame, No. 11/14 Loyola and No. 20 Bucknell.

Army's scoring defense (7.29) is second in the nation and its scoring margin of 6.50 is seventh. Brendan Nichtern ranks fourth in Division I at 3.38 assists per game, while his 5.75 points per game are eighth. Wyatt Schupler is third nationally in save percentage (.622) and for his 7.29 goals against average.

Cadets Travel to NYC for "A Soldier's Play"
3/10/2020

Cadets Travel to NYC for "A Soldier's Play"Cadets traveled to NYC to see the Broadway show “A Soldier’s Play”.

"A Soldier's Play" provides many themes and lessons that might extend cadets' developmental goals especially, issues related to diversity and inclusion.

The play highlights how segregation in the Army meant some Soldiers' lived experiences that were unjust and had aversion to the Army's commitment towards equal opportunity and human dignity.

Cadets were grateful for the opportunity to attend this event for learning, self- understanding, and self-leadership.

Class of 2023 Crest Unveiling
3/9/2020

 Class of 2023 Crest Unveiling The Class of 2023 unveiled its class crest this past weekend at the Plebe Parent Weekend banquet. Pictured here are COL (R) Pat Kane (Class of 1973, Class President), Cadet Jordyn Kenkel (Class of 2023, Ring and Crest Committee Chair), and LTC (R) Al Sciarretta (Class of 1973, 50-Year Affiliation Committee Chair). Read more.

Baseball Best Iowa at Snowbird Classic
3/9/2020

Baseball Best Iowa at Snowbird ClassicThe Army West Point Baseball team got back on track on Sunday with a 6-4 win over Iowa at the Snowbird Classic.

The Black Knights relied on timely hitting throughout, highlighted by firstie Anfernee Crompton who went 3-4 on the day with two runs batted in. The outfielder delivered two key two-out hits in the contest, first to give Army the lead in the fourth and later to extend the lead with a long RBI double in the eighth.

Anthony Giachin continued his strong showing at the Snowbird Classic, producing his second consecutive three hit game. The cow is now 8-15 in the series and has six multi-hit performances in the past eight games.

Starting pitcher Anthony LoRicco delivered another quality start, allowing three runs over six innings to earn his first win of the season. The yearling has allowed three runs or less in each of his four outings this season. Read more.

Duong with 2-Hit Shutout in Softball's Win over RMU
3/9/2020

Jolie Duong had a dominant performance on the hill in Army West Point Softball's 3-0 win over Robert Morris at the Clearwater Spring Break Invitational yesterday. The yearling from Houston, Texas, hurled a two-hit shutout and struck out eight batters, while allowing no walks. Duong allowed just two baserunners – neither of which advanced past second base.

Her eight strikeouts matched her career high, which she previously set against Monmouth on March 15, 2019. This also marked her first career complete game shutout. In addition to her success on the mound, she was the only player in the contest to record a multi-hit game.

This represented her third multi-hit game of the season. Ally Snelling drove in two runs to improve her season RBI total to 20. The Las Vegas, Nev., native is now up to 60 career runs batted in. This was Army's first shutout win of the season. Read more.

Army Softball Coach Milligan Earns 500th Career Win
3/9/2020

Army Softball Coach Milligan Earns 500th Career WinArmy West Point softball coach Cheryl Milligan picked up her 500th career win with Army's 6-3 victory in the back end of its doubleheader at the Clearwater Spring Break Invitational on Saturday.

Army fell in its first game in a tight 3-2 decision to Bowling Green. Milligan brought with her to West Point an overall record of 490-148 in her 15 seasons at the helm of the Tufts program.

Madi Gilmore was 3-for-4 at the plate and had 2 RBIs. Three-hits is a new career high for the yearling from Rosamond, Calif. Gilmore has sent in 10 runs this season, which is tied for the fourth most RBIs on the team. Alicyn Grete extended her hit-streak to 14 games. In three innings on the mound, Emily Iannotti registered four strikeouts. Read more.

West Point Ski Patrol Visit Mount Snow
3/9/2020

West Point Ski Patrol Visit Mount SnowWest Point Ski Patrol enjoyed some truly outstanding training at Mount Snow recently. The Mount Snow Ski Patrol put together excellent sled and toboggan drills as well as ski/board skills training for patrol candidates and offered up some challenging conditions on the Vermont countryside.

Women's Basketball Beat Loyola Advance to Quarterfinals
3/9/2020

Women's Basketball Beat Loyola Advance to QuarterfinalsDespite eighth-seeded Loyola staging numerous comeback attempts, the ninth-seeded Army West Point Women's Basketball team never lost its lead in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament. The Black Knights (9-21) topped the Greyhounds (8-22), 72-65, to pick up their first road win since their double overtime triumph over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 30.

On four separate occasions in the second half, the Greyhounds whittled Army's lead down to two points, but the Black Knights had the answer each time.

Army had four players finish with double-figures in scoring. Natalie Stralkus' 16 points was a team-high, Morgann Yancey and Sarah Bohn each had 12 and Hope Brown finished with 11. Each member of the Black Knights that saw the floor registered at least five points. As a team, the Cadets shot 45.3 percent from the field.

Loyola had a trio of the double-digit scorers led by All-Patriot League First Team selection, Stephanie Karcz, who finished a steal shy of a triple-double. In addition to her nine takeaways, Karcz contributed 14 points and 15 rebounds. Hannah Niles was the Greyhounds' leading scorer with 16 points, while Alexis Gray notched 13. Read more.

Wrestling Tournament Second Highest Point Total In Program History
3/9/2020

Wrestling Tournament Second Highest Point Total In Program HistoryThe Army West Point Wrestling team capped off the 116th EIWA Conference Championship with 112 total points, good enough for a third-place team finish. Army also finished the conference tournament with six NCAA qualifiers headed to Minneapolis, Minn. in two weeks for the Championships.

The Black Knights marked their second highest team score in program history, surpassing the 2018-19 team's previous score of 106.5, and sitting just behind the leading 1987 squad's 135.25. Heading into day two of the Conference Championships, the Army West Point wrestling team had seven wrestlers competing in the semifinal round, with three NCAA qualifiers already clinched. The Black Knights struggled to find a win in the semi's but didn't let that kill their momentum.

Army followed up their losses with five consecutive wins from the 157lb bout to the 197lb bout to secure five separate opportunities at a third-place team finish. The Black Knights capped off a successful day with nine top eight finishes including a seventh-place finish by Corey Shie, three fifth-place finishes from Trey Chalifoux, Andrew Wert Jr. and P.J. Ogunsanya. Three fourth-place finishes came from Cael McCormick, Noah Stewart, and J.T. Brown. Read more.

Gymnastics Posts Highest Score Since 2016
3/9/2020

Gymnastics Posts Highest Score Since 2016The Army West Point Gymnastics team lit up the scoreboard on Saturday, posting its highest team score since the 2017 rule change in a 408.650-397.850 win over William & Mary.

The Black Knights posted season-bests in four out of six apparatuses, winning their second consecutive dual meet.

Mathew Davis posted career-highs on rings (14.300) and horizontal bar (14.100). Matt Martin added the top score in any event on the day, setting a new career mark on pommel horse with a 14.650. All five Cadets who competed on still rings set new career-best marks on the apparatus. Four of the five competitors on pommel also set career-highs.

Army will celebrate senior day next weekend when the team hosts Springfield and Temple at Gross Center. The team will honor its six firsties with a presentation at the meet. Army's 408.650 score is the program's best since the NCAA scoring change after the 2016 season. The total beats the previous mark of 405.85 against Navy in 2017. Read more.

West Point Museum Facilitates Mexican War Discussion
3/9/2020

West Point Museum Facilitates Mexican War DiscussionCaptain Justine Meberg and the West Point Museum facilitated a discussion on the Mexican War that focused on myth making in the sister republics of Mexico and the United States. Cadets also considered how the war advanced American nationalism while also helping to set the country on the path to the Civil War.

Women's Lacrosse Extends Winning Streak with Road Victory
3/9/2020

Women's Lacrosse Extends Winning Streak with Road VictoryThe Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team improved to 7-0 on the season following an 11-8 road victory over East Carolina on Saturday afternoon.

A 5-0 run, that began late in the first half and carried over into the early stages of the second, helped the Black Knights (7-0) build a lead over the Pirates (5-2) that proved to be insurmountable.

Five Cadets scored in the win with Caroline Raymond and Kathleen Sullivan each recording a hat trick with three goals apiece. Samantha Stewart and Anna Orlando both chipped in with two goals, while Cameron Manor scored once and dished out a game-high three assists.

Army was dominant on the draw for the second consecutive contest. The Black Knights won 16 of the 20 draws against the Pirates as Juliana Dworschak, Stewart and Raymond all played a pivotal role. Dworschak came away with a game-high six, while Stewart and Raymond had five and four, respectively. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Comes out on Top of Lafayette
3/9/2020

Men's Lacrosse Comes out on Top of LafayetteThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team earned its first road win Saturday with a 16-8 victory at Lafayette.

The Black Knights improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in Patriot League action.

Brendan Nichtern led the Cadets with seven points on four goal and three assists. Miles Silva posted another five goals on the day as well. Nicholas Garofano and Danny Kielbasa recorded two assists each, while Connor DeWitt had a pair of tallies.

Wyatt Schupler made eight saves for his sixth victory of the season in net. Read more.

G&EnE Revives the Geology Field Course
3/6/2020

As demand for EV388A grew, the Environmental Program faculty searched for innovative ways to address the increased enrollment as well as to enhance cadet learning. This ultimately led to the creation of EV399A, the Geology Field Course, in 1990. EV399A also fulfills the Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) graduation requirement. The three-week course was originally designed so that the first week was spent at West Point and the remaining two weeks at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). The week at West Point focused on establishing the geologist’s toolkit for experiential learning. The two weeks in Colorado enabled a wide variety of hands-on geology experiences, which are difficult to replicate in the Northeast. Additionally, the course provided a platform for a joint learning environment, with USAFA and USMA instructors teaching the course to cadets from both academies. EV399A ran continuously from 1990 until 2006, when the course was placed on hold due to curriculum changes at USAFA and increasingly prohibitive travel costs.

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Petrella Headlines League Academic Awards
3/6/2020

Petrella Headlines League Academic AwardsFor the fourth time in his career, Army West Point firstie Ben Petrella has been named Patriot League Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Liverpool, N.Y., native headlines a five-cadet class of Academic All-Patriot League recipients from Army by taking home the league's top academic honor.

It marks the second time this academic year in which Petrella was named the league's top student athlete, as he won the award following the cross country season in the fall. He received the honor for both indoor track & field and cross country last year. Following the 2019 season, he received his first Google Cloud Academic All-America honor as well as his second Academic All-District honor.

In addition, four other Cadets received recognition from the league for their academic achievements as Academic All-Patriot League recipients.

Joining Petrella from the men's team is firstie Michael Renard. He takes home his first academic honor after a year of dominance for the Army throws team. Renard set both the Army and Patriot League records this season with an 18.76-meter shot put throw earlier this year. Last week, he set the Patriot League Championship record with a throw of 18.70 meters. He was named Patriot League Male Field Athlete of the Year. Read more.

Fallon, Brown Earn Patriot League Yearly Honors
3/6/2020

Fallon, Brown Earn Patriot League Yearly HonorsTwo members from the Army West Point women's basketball team earned yearly Patriot League honors, the league office announced in a release Friday afternoon. Alisa Fallon was named an all-conference third team performer, while Hope Brown was tabbed to the all-rookie team.

Army's leading scorer with an average of 12.0 points per game, Fallon reached double-digit scoring in 19 contests this season. The Des Plaines, Ill., native was joined by Jade Edwards from American and Boston U.'s Maggie Pina as the only three underclassmen to make one of the three all-league teams. Four different times this season Fallon reached or eclipsed the 20-point barrier. Her top performance of the season came against Colgate when she poured in a career-high 26 points and was 6-of-10 from 3-point range. On the season, she shot 44.4 percent from the field.

Brown emerged as one of the Black Knights' bright stars early in the month of December. She posted her first career 20-point game against LIU on Dec. 4 on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. On the season, Brown reached double-figures in scoring on nine separate occasions and reached the 20-point mark twice. She shot 39.3 percent from the field on the season. In conference play, she was the Cadets' third leading scorer with an average of 9.9 points per game.

Army will face Loyola in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Baltimore. The winner will move on for a matchup with Bucknell in the quarterfinal round on Monday in Lewisburg, Pa. Read more.

West Point Women’s Handball at UNC
3/6/2020

West Point Women’s Handball at UNCWest Point Women’s Handball competed in North Carolina at UNC. These were league games, counting towards seeding for College and Club Nationals later this Spring.

Both West Point Black and West Point Gold played incredibly well. West Point Black went 4-0 over the weekend; decisively beating Penn State Blue 26-12, DC Club Team 17-12 and UNC twice 22-11 and 23-10.

West Point Gold went 1-3 over the weekend, beating Penn State Blue and barely losing to UNC twice, the first time by just one goal.

Of note, Cadet Ostby ’23 and Cadet Jessup ’23 both played great in their first games of Handball. Ostby is a goalie and helped lead Gold to their first win of the semester, and Cadet Jessup scored her first goal against Penn State.

The wins are a great testament to the amount of work put in by both teams leading into this semester and show great potential for College Nationals later this Spring. These might just be the teams that allow Women’s Team Handball to reach their goal of placing 1st and 2nd at Nationals.

Three Cadets Named CEP Athletes of the Month
3/6/2020

Three Cadets Named CEP Athletes of the MonthCow Mitchell McHugh of Army West Point gymnastics, firstie Anant Mundra of men's tennis and yearling Caroline Vincent of women's tennis were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for February.

McHugh has been on the Dean's List every semester so far, maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.56 as a Systems Engineering major. He has earned the Superintendent's Award for Achievement and was recently a team member of the 2019 American Society of Engineering Management Case Study Championships in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.

Mundra excelled in the classroom for his entire cadet career after compiling a 3.609 cumulative GPA and an academic coursework GPA of 3.648 as an Economics major. He has earned the Distinguished Cadet Award, which is awarded to cadets who earn a 3.67 for two successive semesters.

Vincent carries a cumulative GPA of 3.885 as an Engineering Management major. She has been on the Dean's List all three semesters that she has been at the Academy. Read more.

Mountaineering on Shawangunk Ridge
3/6/2020

Mountaineering on Shawangunk RidgeThe Mountaineering Team took a winter trip to the Shawangunk Ridge, or “The Gunks”.

Despite the high of 34 degrees, the team got after some “top roping”. The cold didn’t bother the mountaineers, many of whom stayed warm and looked dapper sporting their new team jackets.

As practiced in the gym the team set up four top ropes using a variety of anchoring techniques. This was the first time some of the younger members of the team had done so, allowing them to demonstrate their proficiency with systems.

Upper classmen supervised the process, ensuring safety and redundancy, while also giving some creative tricks. The team knocked out a few routes before it started snowing and called it an early day.

Class of 2021 Ring Show
3/6/2020

Class of 2021 Ring ShowThe Class of 2021 Ring Show was held at Ike’s Riverside Café recently. The cadets received professional guidance from Balfour representatives in sizing, types of gold, accessories, battle or official rings, settings, stones etc. Once complete, they were then able to place their order with Balfour.

SEC Gates & GEN(R) Chiarelli Class of '52 Distinguished Lecture
3/6/2020

SEC Gates & GEN(R) Chiarelli Class of '52 Distinguished LectureThe Department of Social Sciences (SOSH) was honored to host Secretary Robert Gates and General (retired) Peter Chiarelli for a Class of 1952 Distinguished Lecture. The lecture focused on civilian-military relations and both of their extensive experience in government.

Davis, Scott Claim ECAC Weekly Honors
3/5/2020

Davis, Scott Claim ECAC Weekly HonorsFollowing Army's home victory over service academy rival Air Force, Mathew Davis and Rex Scott received recognition from the ECAC with league weekly honors.

Mathew Davis posted career highs on floor exercise (14.500) and parallel bars (14.450) en route to being named ECAC Gymnast of the Week. It has been a year of accolades for the yearling, as this marks the third time this season he has received the top weekly honor from the ECAC.

Rex Scott posted the meet's best score on vault, recording a career best 14.300. The performance earned him ECAC Specialist of the Week recognition. It marks the third week in a row in which a Cadet has claimed the honor, as Jacob Nauman and Erik Del Cid were recognized in each of the past two weeks.

Army will be back in their home facility this weekend when the team hosts William and Mary on Saturday. 

Ski Club Hunter Mountain Trip
3/5/2020

Ski Club Hunter Mountain TripTen skiers and snow boarders from the Army West Point Ski Club shredded Hunter Mountain recently. They had a mild but icy day on the fast expert black diamonds with forgiving blues, an overall successful trip.

Catholic Chapel Choir Annual Outreach Event
3/5/2020

Catholic Chapel Choir Annual Outreach EventTen Cadets from the Catholic Chapel Choir traveled to Easton, PA for the 15th consecutive year to conduct their annual outreach event. Accompanying the choir were Dr. Eileen Kowalski, LTC Glenn Robertson, and their Music Director, Mrs. Emily Lapisardi. The trip was an excellent developmental experience for the cadets, especially the cadet in charge (CIC) Miriam Smith ’21 and assistant CIC Charles Debczak. Housed by the generous families St. Rocco's Parish in Martins Creek, PA, the cadets sang in the musical liturgy for three separate Masses and a total congregation of approximately 500 parishioners.

Analyzing & Testing Bridge Concepts
3/5/2020

Analyzing & Testing Bridge ConceptsCadets engaged in hands-on learning in the “Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design” class, building, analyzing and testing bridge concepts under the expert tutelage of COL Brad Wambeke, head of the Civil Engineering Program. Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) classrooms are full of engagement, loaded with physical models, prototyping and testing of real objects and ideas.

Army West Point Boxing at the PSU Invitational
3/5/2020

Army West Point Boxing at the PSU InvitationalThe Army West Point Boxing Team traveled to State College, PA to compete in the Penn State University (PSU) Invitational recently. The team competed against Penn State and Pennsylvania area boxers. Winners from the event were: Cadets KJ Thompson, Jon Parham, Ben Westerberg, and Luigi Galzerano.

Three Cadets Receive Academic All-League Praise
3/4/2020

Three Cadets Receive Academic All-League PraiseSerica Hallstead, Rebecca Morel and Graham Ungrady of the Army West Point Swimming and Diving teams received Academic All-Patriot League honors yesterday.

Hallstead, who has now collected academic praise from the league for the third straight season, holds a 4.056 grade-point average as a life science major. She capped her diving career by becoming Army's first female diver of the meet at the league championships since 2011. The fourth-year diver, who was named first team all-league, won on the 1-meter and placed third on the 3-meter.

Morel, who carries a 3.815 GPA as a systems engineering major, was a Second Team All-Patriot League swimmer. She finished fifth in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at the league championships. She also scored for the Black Knights in the 200 IM after placing 14th.

Ungrady, a second team all-league performer, posted a 3.357 GPA as a systems engineering major. He finished third in the 200 free, sixth in the 100 free and 11th in the 500 free. He also was part of three second-place relay squads at the league championships.

Wrestling Set to Compete at 116th EIWA Conference Championships
3/4/2020

Wrestling Set to Compete at 116th EIWA Conference ChampionshipsArmy West Point Wrestling is set to travel to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. on Friday and Saturday for the 116th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Conference Championship. The Black Knights will compete against the 16 other teams in the conference for both individual and team titles, as well as vie for spots at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. in two weeks.

Teams to Beat: Along with Army, the EIWA is comprised of 17 total teams: American, Binghamton, Brown, Bucknell, Columbia, Cornell, Drexel, Franklin and Marshall, Harvard, Hofstra, Lehigh, Navy, Long Island, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Sacred Heart.

Tournament Pre-seeds: After capping off the regular season in an exciting one-point win over Navy to earn their fourth Star Meet in a row and longest win streak in series history, the Black Knights head into the conference tournament with a hunger to win. Army is heading into the post season with a 10-3 overall dual record and 4-1 in conference matches. The Black Knights have found themselves in the mix amongst the best in the conference heading into the weekend. Read more.

CDT Bradley ’22 1st at Bouldering Competition
3/4/2020

CDT Bradley ’22 1st at Bouldering CompetitionThe Army West Point Competitive Climbing Team attended the first local Collegiate Climbing Series bouldering competition of the season at Rock Climb Fairfield in Fairfield, CT. The team did great with Cadet Elizabeth Bradley ’22 leading the way for the women's category coming in 1st place out of 75 competitors. On the men's side Cadet Tre Turner ‘21 came in 5th overall out of 116 competitors. Many members of the team also qualified for the Northeast Regional competition this month.

Men's Lacrosse Remains Undefeated at Home
3/4/2020

Thanks to a balanced offense, the No. 15/16 Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team continued its hot streak at Michie Stadium with a 15-10 win over Binghamton yesterday on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.

The Black Knights improve to 5-2 overall and 5-0 on home turf.

Miles Silva led the team with five goals, while Nichtern posted a trio of goals and a trio of assists for six points. Bobby Abshire posted a career-high four points today thanks to a tally and three helpers.

Gunner Philipp, Sean O'Brien and Danny Kielbasa also finished with multiple point performances for the Cadets. Wyatt Schupler recorded 10 saves and backed the Army defense on its 13 caused turnovers and 36 ground balls. Read more.

MilArt Negotiates the Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
3/4/2020

MilArt Negotiates the Terms of the Treaty of VersaillesCPT Ron Braasch’s “History of Military Art” Class negotiated the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The cadets learned how difficult it can be to work with allies to establish a lasting peace. CDT St. John Proulx defended Great Britain’s contribution to the war effort and argued for a greater share of Germany’s reparations for the war.

Complete Game Earns Smith Second League Honor of 2020
3/4/2020

Complete Game Earns Smith Second League Honor of 2020After throwing his first career complete game in Baseball's 9-1 win over Air Force on Friday, firstie Logan Smith has been named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week.

Smith shut down service academy rival Air Force over nine innings, allowing just four hits. He did not allow an earned run in the contest. The Lufkin, Texas, native has won the league's weekly honor twice in the season's first three weeks. After three starts, Smith is 2-1 with a 0.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He boasts an impressive .139 batting average against.

The Black Knights have been represented in the league awards in each of the season's first three weeks after Tim Simoes won Patriot League Player of the Week last week.

Army will look to build on its 2-2 weekend when the team travels to Port Charlotte, Florida for the Snowbird Classic. Play begins on March 6 when the Black Knights take on Western Kentucky at 11 a.m.

Men's Team Handball at the Carolina Blue Cup
3/4/2020

Men's Team Handball at the Carolina Blue CupThe Army West Point Men's Team Handball Gold made the trip down to Chapel Hill, NC to participate in the 2020 Carolina Blue Cup. Gold finished 4-1 on the weekend and took 2nd place for the second year in a row.

Robin Kemper Presents the ASCE Code of Ethics
3/4/2020

Robin Kemper Presents the ASCE Code of EthicsCadets were grateful for Robin Kemper, the 2019 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, presenting an engaging discussion on engineering ethics and the re-write of the ASCE Code of Ethics. Her presentation and ASCE's efforts directly tie into the continual focus on honorable living at West Point.

Stralkus named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
3/3/2020

Stralkus named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekNatalie Stralkus of the Army West Point Women's Basketball team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

Last week, Stralkus averaged 14.5 points and was 9-of-18 from beyond-the-arc. Her top performance came in the win over Colgate on Saturday when she hit seven 3-pointers to register a career-high 21 points in just 22 minutes of play. Stralkus additionally corralled a career-high 10 rebounds to mark her first career double-double.

She was the first player to hit seven 3-balls in a contest since Kelsey Minato did so against Boston U. on March 2, 2020. The yearling was one shy of tying Minato's program record of eight made 3-pointers which she did on three separate occasions. Read more.

Renard, Mikoud Highlight League Championship Awards
3/3/2020

Renard, Mikoud Highlight League Championship AwardsThe Army West Point Track and Field team received several honors from the Patriot League, with Michael Renard and Emily Mikoud highlighting the awards as they were both named Patriot League Field Athletes of the Meet.

Renard continued his year of dominance in the shot put, breaking the Patriot League Championship mark of 18.70 meters to win the gold medal. Earlier this year, he set both the Army and Patriot League records with a throw of 18.76 meters. Renard and teammate Geoff Kirk, who also beat the previous record in the meet with his throw of 18.16 meters, are the only Cadets in program history to achieve shot put throws of over 18 meters.

On the women's side, Emily Mikoud won the shot put with an impressive 15.14-meter throw to claim gold for the Black Knights. Mikoud won Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week three times this season after being named the league's Rookie of the Meet at both the indoor and outdoor championships in 2019. Her 15.39-meter shot put throw earlier this year remains the Army West Point program record.

In addition to the major awards, the Black Knights were credited with 25 All-League performances for finishing either first or second in an event. Abigail Green was among them, as she set the Army and Patriot League Championship records in the women's weight throw with a mark of 19.49 meters. The team placed second overall in both the men's and women's meets. Read more.

Firstie Captains Earn All-League Recognition
3/3/2020

Firstie Captains Earn All-League RecognitionFirstie captains Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team collected Patriot League postseason honors on Monday afternoon.

Funk was named First Team All-Patriot League, the first cadet to receive the honor since Tanner Plomb '16 did following the 2015-16 campaign. Wilson earned second team recognition, the first postseason honor for the senior big.

Funk punctuated his stellar playing career with a senior season for the ages. The Warrington, Pa., native who has made a habit of breaking records, continued that trend in his final season after not only smashing Army's single-season assists record for the third straight year, but also shattering the Patriot League's career assists mark. He scored in double figures in all but two outings and currently holds the longest double-digit scoring streak (25 games) since Army Hall of Famer Kevin Houston '86 did it during his firstie campaign.

Wilson was a force in the low block in his final campaign with the Black Knights. The firstie forward averaged 16.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while leading the league and sitting seventh nationally in field goal percentage (.632). He ranks sixth in the Patriot League in scoring and third in rebounding. Read more.

Muslim Cadet Association Visits Paterson, NJ
3/3/2020

The Muslim Cadet Association traveled to Paterson, NJ for a Cultural and Spirit Trip. Cadets experienced everything from food, religion, shopping and music, all in a one-day trip. It was a wonderful trip where the cadets experienced many unique and diverse cultures in Paterson.

West Point Boxing Faces Eastern Regional Competitors
3/3/2020

West Point Boxing Faces Eastern Regional CompetitorsThe Army West Point Boxing team traveled to Loch Haven, PA recently to box against Lock Haven University and other NCBA Eastern Regional competitors. Winners from the event were Cadets Sullivan, Beason, Sandburg, Jackson and Shepherd.

Hall Earns Third Rookie of the Week Honor
3/3/2020

Hall Earns Third Rookie of the Week HonorKamryn Hall of the Army West Point Women's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the league office announced in a release yesterday afternoon.

This marks the third time this season that the Sacramento, Calif., native has taken home the honor, as she previously was named the rookie of the week on November 25 and December 30.

Hall averaged 10.0 points in last week's contests, with a 12-point performance in the win over Colgate on Saturday and eight points on the road against Holy Cross on Wednesday. With her 12 points opposite the Raiders, Hall tallied her seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season. Against the Crusaders the plebe was 2-of-5 from beyond-the-arc. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Maintains National Rankings
3/3/2020

Men's Lacrosse Maintains National RankingsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team is continuing to be recognized in national polls. For week four, the Black Knights have maintained the 15th slot in the USILA Coaches Poll and is 16th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

The Black Knights are 2-1 against ranked opponents this season with their one loss coming to then-ranked No. 5 Syracuse. Army will face several ranked opponents in the coming weeks of the season including No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 11 Loyola, No. 17/19 Lehigh and No. 20 Bucknell.

Army's scoring defense (6.67) tops the nation and its scoring margin of 6.50 is eighth. Brendan Nichtern ranks third in Division I at 3.50 assists per game, while his 5.50 points per game are 12th. Wyatt Schupler is second nationally in save percentage (.646) and for his 6.77 goals against average.

Cadets Debate the Ratification of the Constitution
3/3/2020

Cadets Debate the Ratification of the ConstitutionMajor Makonen Campbell's “American History” class took to the boards to debate the ratification of the Constitution. Cadets represented different states with a variety of interests in order to get a better understanding of the debates over state and federal powers in the new republic.

Men's Tennis Secures 3-0 Weekend with Strong Wins
3/2/2020

Men's Tennis Secures 3-0 Weekend with Strong WinsArmy Men's Tennis reclaimed their dominance yesterday afternoon in back to back win's over Fairfield and Monmouth. The Black Knights opened up the day with a 4-1 victory over Fairfield followed by a strong 4-2 battle with a top-notch Monmouth team. After a 3-0 sweep of the weekend, Army moves to 9-6 on the season before heading down to Boca Raton, Fla. for a double header with FAU and Cleveland State on March 14th and 15th.

The Black Knights welcomed a competitive Fairfield and Monmouth team to the Lichtenberg Tennis Center and head coach Jim Poling was very happy with the collective performance the team had this weekend.

"We had a great weekend going 3-0 against some good competition. I am proud of the guys, they were real warriors," said Poling. Read more.

Swim & Dive Wraps Up ECAC Championships
3/2/2020

Swim & Dive Wraps Up ECAC ChampionshipsThe Army West Point Men's and Women's Swim and Dive teams wrapped up the three-day ECAC Championships yesterday afternoon.

The men finished in eighth with 182.5 points, while the women logged two points and tied for 22nd with FDU-Florham.

Notable Finishes
200 Back (Women): Hollis Clark – 2:07.64, 15th
200 Back (Men): Sean Keenan – 1:52.79, Seventh
100 Free: Nick Isenhower – 45.42, Ninth; Sean Paul Stolarski – 46.26, 16th
200 Breast: Nate Wilson – 2:02.98, Eighth; Lawrence Quintana – 2:02.49, 10th; Ty Dang – 2:02.75, 12th
200 Fly: Arthur Fan – 1:48.92, Fourth; Maxwell Rutledge – 1:50.90, Sixth

Several Cadets will head to Cleveland on March 12 to compete in the CSCAA National Invitational.

Hockey Clinches Fourth Seed for AHA Tournament
3/2/2020

Hockey Clinches Fourth Seed for AHA TournamentThe Army West Point Hockey team fell to AHA regular season champions American International 4-1.

Prior to the game, the Black Knights honored the senior class; William Dietz, Zach Evancho, Dominic Franco, Bryan Gerstenfeld, Matt Penta, Brendan Soucie, Ben Watson, Alex Wilkinson and Michael Wilson for their contributions to the Army hockey program.

The Black Knights also uncovered their path for the Atlantic Hockey Tournament and clinched the fourth seed. Army will host fifth-seeded Niagara on March 13-15 for the quarterfinal round. Games will be 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). Read more.

Track & Field Places Second at League Championships
3/2/2020

Track & Field Places Second at League ChampionshipsThe Army Men's and Women's Track & Field teams placed second at the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships yesterday.

The Black Knights were victorious in 10 events, with each winner earning First Team All-Patriot League honors for their victories. Nine Cadets earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors for their silver medal performances in the meet.

Michael Renard set the Patriot League Championship record with an 18.70 meter throw in the men's shot put. It is his third throw of 18.70 meters or more this season. He is also the second Army thrower to set the meet record this weekend after Abigail Green broke the women's weight throw record with a 19.49-meter mark on Saturday.

Emily Mikoud was equally dominant in the women's shot put, winning gold with a throw of 15.14 meters. Both Mikoud and Renard were named Patriot League Field Athletes of the Meet. Read more.

Men's Lacrosse Takes Care of Holy Cross in League Opener
3/2/2020

Men's Lacrosse Takes Care of Holy Cross in League OpenerThe No. 15/16 Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team came out victorious in the first Patriot League contest of the 2020 season with a 12-5 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

The Black Knights had a solid defensive effort thanks to a trio of caused turnovers each by Marcus Hudgins and Bennett Taylor.

Kyle Beyer led the team with a career-high seven ground balls, while Matt Manown and Tom Rigney added four apiece.

Brendan Nichtern controlled Army's offense with a seven-point performance on three goals and four assists. Read more.

Cadets Study the Case of French Mutineers
3/2/2020

Cadets Study the Case of French MutineersCadets in CPT Beckman’s “History of Military Art” class put several of their peers on trial as they studied the case of French Mutineers in the aftermath of the failed Nivelle Offensives of 1917. By playing the roles of mutineers, lawyers, witnesses and judge, Cadets gained an appreciation for reasons behind and the reactions to the Mutinies throughout the French Army.

Gymnastics Gets Big Home Win Over Air Force
3/2/2020

Gymnastics Gets Big Home Win Over Air ForceThe Army West Point Gymnastics team defeated service academy rival Air Force 395.950-385.100 in a season-best performance at Gross Center on Saturday.

The Black Knights' 395.950 score was the team's biggest output since their dual meet against Springfield last season and Army's first win over Air Force since 2016.

Yearling Mathew Davis posted a career-high 14.500 on floor exercise and 14.450 on parallel bars. Rex Scott's 14.300 on vault was the best of his career and the top score posted on the apparatus in the meet.

The result also marks the second time in three weeks in which the Black Knights have gotten the upper hand on the Falcons, as Army placed above Air Force at the All-Academy Championships earlier this month in Texas. Read more.

Women's Lacrosse Home Win Over Siena
3/2/2020

Women's Lacrosse Home Win Over SienaDespite trailing by one at the half, the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team bounced back and outscored Siena, 11-4, in the second stanza en route to securing a 16-10 victory at Michie Stadium on Saturday.

Gaining possession on the draw was key for the Black Knights (6-0) in the second half as they won 13 of the 14 draws opposite the Saints (2-2). Juliana Dworschak and Samantha Stewart were dominant, combining for 20 draws after posting 10 apiece. Stewart got it done on the offensive end as well, scoring a game-high five goals on eight shots.

Caroline Raymond and Julia Franzoni pitched in offensively with hat tricks after they each scored three goals in the win. Kathleen Sullivan capped her evening with a four-point outing on two goals and two assists. Army also got a multi-goal performance out of Anna Orlando, who netted two, while Cameron Manor tallied one. Read more.

Women's Tennis Improves Win Streak to Three
3/2/2020

Women's Tennis Improves Win Streak to ThreeArmy Women's Tennis capped off a successful weekend with a 4-0 win over Quinnipiac University. This is the Black Knight's third straight nonconference win and 12thtotal win of the season, with only two matches left before entering conference play. The team will travel to Claremont, Fla. over spring break for two contests against CMS and Pomona.

The Black Knights started with a three-match sweep in doubles play to give the team a quick 1-0 lead headed into singles. The dynamic duo of Paola Bou and Sophie McKenzie opened up the day with a strong 6-1 win over Kamilla Nella and Dominique Vasile. Ana Joyner and Sam DiMaio continued the success in the No. 2 bout with a close 6-4 matchup to secure the doubles point. Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent capped off the shut out with a 6-3 win.

The winning lineup for the Black Knights in singles play came from Hannah Boubel, Joyner and Pidgeon. Read more.

Women's Basketball Over Colgate on Senior Day
3/2/2020

Women's Basketball Over Colgate on Senior DayBehind a school-record tying 14 made 3-pointers, Army West Point Women's Basketball topped Patriot League foe Colgate on senior day in Christl Arena Saturday afternoon.

Army's (8-20, 4-13 Patriot League) top-two contributors were Natalie Stralkus and Sarah Bohn, each of whom registered new career highs in points. Stralkus poured in 21 on 7-of-10 shooting from beyond-the-arc, while Bohn registered 20 points and shot 6-of-10 from 3-point range. Army also had two more players score in double digits, as Kamryn Hall and Kate Murray each finished the game with 12 points. Overall, the Cadets shot 44.8 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from deep.

For Colgate (19-9, 11-6 Patriot League), Rachel Thompson led the way with 17 points and was 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Also scoring in double-digits was Tegan Graham, who finished with 13. As a team, the Raiders shot 36.4 percent from the floor. Read more.

Foster Earns 100th Win at Army
3/2/2020

Foster Earns 100th Win at ArmyArmy Baseball head coach Jim Foster earned his 100th victory with the program as the Black Knights defeated Campbell 5-4 to conclude the Armed Forces Invitational yesterday.

The teams traded leads throughout, with the Black Knights eventually gaining the upper hand with two runs in the seventh. The Army bullpen was key in the contest, going 4.2 innings without allowing an earned run.

Andre Walden was Army's lead producer at the plate, going 4-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. The junior was involved in four of the team's five runs, breaking a tie to give the Cadets the lead on two separate occasions. Read more.

Winetasting & Cheese Pairing
3/2/2020

Winetasting & Cheese PairingCadets recently learned about the Wine Tasting process. How to “see – swirl – sniff – and savor.” A continuing opportunity for cadet social development; they learn how to successfully pair wine selections with cheeses to appreciate various combinations that complement each other.

 

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