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Kozlowski Voted AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/17/2019

Kozlowski Voted AWPAA Athlete of the WeekTrevin Kozlowski of the Army West Point Hockey team was voted the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after his outstanding performance against UConn last Friday.

The cow goalie made 27 saves in the team's 2-1 victory over the Huskies including 13 in the final period to preserve the lead. Kozlowski helped back the defense who held UConn to one goal and zero special teams scores.

The Black Knights are back in action at Tate Rink Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and Sunday (4:05 p.m.).

Men's Hoops Picked Sixth in Preseason Poll
10/17/2019

Men's Hoops Picked Sixth in Preseason PollFor the second consecutive season, Lee Anderson Head Men's Basketball Coach Jimmy Allen and his Army West Point squad were chosen to finish sixth in the Patriot League Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released Wednesday morning. Colgate, the defending league regular season and tournament champions, was picked to repeat as the top team in the league after earning 162 points and 18 first-place votes. Bucknell (130), American (126), Loyola (98) and Boston U. (97) rounded out the top-five and finished just ahead of Army. American was the only other team to receive first-place votes. The Black Knights added four to a roster that returns 16 Cadets for the 2019-20 campaign, including a pair of 1,000-point scorers in Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson.

Army's program's all-time leader in single-season and career assists, Funk, finished 20th in the league in scoring with 12.6 points per game. The 2018-19 Third Team All-Patriot League selection ranked second in helpers with 5.9 per contest and is just one of eight student-athletes in league history to accumulate more than 1,000 career points and 500 career assists. Wilson capped his junior campaign as the league's leading rebounder after reeling in 8.6 per tilt to pair with 13.8 points per game, which ranked 13th. He additionally finished inside the top-five in field goal percentage. The Alexandria, Ky., native will look to build on his career resume as he sits inside the top-30 in program history in scoring and ninth in career rebounds. Read more.

Plunkett Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honors
10/16/2019

Plunkett Earns Defensive Player of the Week HonorsYearling defenseman Marshal Plunkett of the Army West Point Hockey team was named Atlantic Hockey's Defensive Player of the week this week after helping in the Black Knights' 2-1 victory over UConn.

Plunkett had the primary assist on the game-winning goal in Army's 2-1 road win Friday night. The West Salem, Wisc., native has now assisted on the game-winning goal of both wins to open the season.

He also is part of the penalty kill unit that negated all four UConn power-play opportunities and added one block in the win.

The Black Knights are back in action Saturday and Sunday hosting Robert Morris. The first game will be played at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday's will be a matinee at 4:05 p.m.

Volleyball Defeats Lafayette For Third Straight Win
10/16/2019

Volleyball Defeats Lafayette For Third Straight WinThe Army West Point volleyball team stretched its conference winning streak to three games with a home victory over Lafayette on Tuesday.

The Black Knights (14-6, 5-2) faced a strong challenge in a marathon second set, when the teams fought off a combined 13 set points before Lafayette was able to take the set 35-33. Army bounced back stronger in the final two sets, raising its hitting percentage to .300 in the third and then .500 in the fourth to close out the match 3-1.

"I'm very proud of the team again," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "That second set was exciting, not for a coach but for everyone else. We have warriors. We have soldiers and I'm really happy with how the team responded. They were able to take a deep breath and said 'Okay, next set.' You could tell by the way we ran our offense and the way we attacked. We got better in each set with hitting percentage and blocking, so I'm very proud of the response."

The win improves Army's all-time record against Lafayette to 55-4. The team is now 5-2 in Patriot League play, placing them third behind Colgate and American. Read more.

Alaimo Collects Weekly League Honors
10/16/2019

Alaimo Collects Weekly League HonorsWith a pair of victories on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards against UMass, yearling Daniel Alaimo picked up his second straight Patriot League Diver of the Week honors on Tuesday afternoon.

"I am very proud of Danny," head diving coach Chris Waters said. "He's been working hard, making corrections and it's nice to see him be recognized by the league."

Alaimo bested the Minutemen on the 1-meter after posting a score of 267.38. The West Nyack, N.Y., native also claimed the top spot on the 3-meter with a score of 287.85. It was his highest dual meet mark on the 3-meter during his collegiate career.

Alaimo and the Black Knights will return to action on Nov. 2 when they take on UConn in a road dual scheduled to start at 1 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Georgia State
10/16/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Georgia State Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. The contest will be carried on ESPN+. 

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref: Opening Statement
"Well, we find ourselves in a situation that we haven't been in a couple of years, losing two games in a row. It's certainly disappointing that we weren't able to come off the last loss with a victory. It would have been nice to get things going and get charged back up, but Western Kentucky played a really good game, and controlled the clock, ran the ball and just held down our possessions. When we had our opportunities, we didn't move the sticks. We had to punt far too many times in a low possession game and they just beat us. It's disappointing. It certainly wasn't because our guys weren't playing hard. Our guys played hard. I thought they tried and we just got beat.

"So, we've got to find some answers. What we've got to do is run the ball more effectively and turn first downs and stop the run, which we haven't done the last couple of weeks. Tulane ran the ball really well against us as did Western Kentucky. So that's really where we've based our philosophy. We have to be able to run the ball effectively and stop the run and we haven't done that the last couple of weeks. Hopefully that will improve. Certainly, working towards that. And just be ready to get back out there to practice this afternoon and get started." Read more.

Hockey Triumphant Over UConn in Road Battle
10/15/2019

Hockey Triumphant Over UConn in Road BattleThanks to 13 saves in the third period by Trevin Kozlowski, the Army West Point Hockey team topped UConn 2-1 on the road Friday night. The Black Knights are now 2-0 and have topped two non-conference opponents for the first time to start the season since 1989. Army jumped ahead thanks to John Zimmerman's first career goal, but the Huskies answered right away to knot the score at 1-1. With four minutes to go in the second period, Marshal Plunkett connected with Daniel Haider for the game-winner.

Kozlowski ended the game with 27 saves including 13 in the final period to maintain the Cadets' lead. The first period was even with both teams recording five shots on goal and one penalty apiece. Things heated up in the second stanza however with goals from each side spacing 31 seconds apart. Army struck first when Dominic Franco won the faceoff at the left circle. Zimmerman one-timed the puck to beat Tomas Vomacka stick side high. Read more.

King Selected as Patriot League Rookie of the Week
10/15/2019

King Selected as Patriot League Rookie of the WeekPlebe forward Aunikah King of the Army West Point Women's Soccer team was named the Patriot League's Rookie of the Week, announced by the league on Monday.

The Jacksonville, Fla., native's first career goal was one to remember as it lifted the team past a tough Loyola team during the 93rd minute in overtime on Saturday.

King's game-winner helped snap a five-game unbeaten streak by the Greyhounds. Army improved to 5-5-3 overall and 2-2-1 in league action.

The Cadets take on American next Saturday on the road. The match will begin at 1 p.m.

Women's Tennis Captures Title at Loyola
10/15/2019

Women's Tennis Captures Title at LoyolaAfter three days of competition, Ana Joyner and Caroline Vincent captured top billing at the Greyhounds Women's Tennis Classic Sunday. The duo began the championship matches with a 6-2 win over Kateri Martin and Abigail Thorton of Loyola in their doubles match. Joyner then took down Martin in singles, 6-2, 6-3. Vincent made it a 3-0 Army victory with a straight sets win over Thorton, 6-3, 6-2.

Also playing on Sunday in the 5th place match, Anna Loureiro and Bridget Mayfield were 2-1 winners over Abby Decker and Sandra Aguirre of Loyola. The Black Knights won the doubles point, followed by a singles victory by Loureiro over Decker. Joyner and Vincent were undefeated in doubles and singles over the tournament, going 3-0 together in doubles. Joyner was 2-0 in singles, while Vincent went 3-0. Anna Loureiro went 4-0 in singles over the three days of play. Read more.

Women's Soccer Wins Overtime Thriller Against Loyola
10/15/2019

Women's Soccer Wins Overtime Thriller Against LoyolaWith her first career goal, Aunikah King lifted the Army West Point Women's Soccer team over Loyola Saturday night, 1-0, three minutes into overtime. With the score deadlocked at 0-0 after regulation, the Black Knights and Greyhounds went to overtime, but it didn't take long for the Cadets to come away with the victory. Army snapped Loyola's five-game unbeaten streak. With 92 minutes on the clock, Sydney Cassalia booted the ball up the length on the pitch connecting with Alyssa Carfagno. The plebe redirected the ball down the middle of the box where King broke free and beat the keeper for the game-winner. The Black Knights earned their second straight Patriot League victory. The Cadets improve to 5-5-3 on the season. Read more.

Volleyball Defeats Conference Foe Lehigh
10/15/2019

Volleyball Defeats Conference Foe LehighThe Army West Point Volleyball team completed a sweep of its two-game Pennsylvania road trip with a 3-0 win over Lehigh on Saturday. "Overall great win for the team!" Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "Lehigh is a good team, so this is an accomplishment for us. Our defense was good and different hitters shined at the right time" It took some time for Army to get going in this one, as they fell behind 7-2 in the first set. But the Black Knights were able to rattle off nine consecutive points to jump in front and eventually take the first set 25-19.

The team hit .419 in the first set with Emmy Barnhorst leading the way with 7 points. The teams battled it out in the second set, with the lead changing hands seven times in the frame. Army was able to grind it out, taking the set 25-23. "It was great to see us win that second set when it was a tight game," Kovaci Lee said "We were mentally tough and were able to close it out." The Black Knights stormed towards the finish at the start of set three, taking the first 10 points. Lehigh would not go away quietly, fending off four consecutive set points before Army was able close out the set 25-21 to win the match. Read more.

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw in Army-Navy Cup VIII
10/15/2019

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw in Army-Navy Cup VIIIIn front of over 8,000 people, the Army West Point Men's Soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw with No. 19 Navy on Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium in Army-Navy Cup VIII. Against nationally ranked Midshipmen (11-0-1, 4-0-1 Patriot League) squad, the Black Knights (2-5-3, 0-3-2 Patriot League) poured on 18 shots compared to Navy's 6. The Cadets also held the slight edge in corners, 4-3. Keenan O'Shea put in the lone goal for the Black Knights, marking his fourth career Army-Navy Cup score.

The firstie paced the team in shots with five, while Oscar Pereira and Tyler Mitchiner took four and three, respectively. Jacob Suppiah made his second collegiate start in between the pipes and posted a career-high four saves, including a game-saver in double-overtime. Army improved to 3-0-2 in the previous five Army-Navy Cup matches. O'Shea scored his team-best fourth goal of the season. He took sole possession of eighth in all-time goals scored with 22. The Chesterfield, Va., native tied Dave Robinson for 10th in all-time points with 54. Read more.

Game Notes: Football Travels to Georgia State
10/15/2019

Game Notes: Football Travels to Georgia StateThe Black Knights close out a two-game road trip with a matchup against the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from Georgia State Stadium, previously Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves. Army is coming off a 17-8 setback to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. It marked the first time since 2017 that the Black Knights have suffered back-to-back losses (9/16 at Ohio State, 9/23 at Tulane). Saturday's contest will air live on ESPN Plus with Matt Stewart and Wayne Gandy on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

Army's defense has 12 takeaways (T-19th nationally) through its first six games this season, which includes eight fumble recoveries (T-5th). On top of the 12 takeaways, West Point is 17th nationally in passing defense (179.0), 32nd in scoring defense (20.7), 38th in first downs allowed (112) and 39th in total defense (340.2). Firstie linebacker Cole Christiansen, one of two captains on defense, is tied for eighth nationally in solo tackles (38), tied for 12th in total tackles (62), and is tied for 15th in forced fumbles (2). He recorded 13 tackles (7 solo) at Western Kentucky, matching his career-high, to go along with a half-sack. He now has career double-digit tackle games and three consecutive. Firstie defensive back Elijah Riley has had a hand in four takeaways this season (three forced fumbles and an interception). His three forced fumbles are fourth nationally. Read more.

How to Follow - Army at Western Kentucky
10/11/2019

How to Follow - Army at Western KentuckyThe Army West Point football team heads back on the road Saturday to take on the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky. Army fans around the world will be able to follow the action live on several platforms, headlined by video coverage on Stadium and radio coverage on the Army Sports Network. 

Television: Stadium
On-Air Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Announcers: Chris Vosters (play-by-play) and Jordan Palmer (analyst)
How & Where to Watch (FREE): Click Here for More Information
Live-Streaming (FREE): GoArmyWestPoint.com/WKUStream. Read more.

Triathlon at the Westchester Triathlon
10/11/2019

Triathlon at the Westchester TriathlonThe Triathlon team traveled to Rye, NY to compete in the Westchester triathlon. This triathlon also served as the Northeast Triathlon Conference Championships. West Point claimed the overall team title for the race and for the entire conference season over Coast Guard and Northeastern University. Notable performances include Emma MacDonald placing 2nd in the female race and for the males Thatcher Shepard, Joshua Reece, and Thomas Batt swept the podium claiming 1st through 3rd respectively.

CDT Weisgram '23 Continues Strong Season
10/11/2019

Army West Point's Cycling team competed at a 2-Day mountain bike competition at Northeastern University in Massachusetts recently. Spencer Weisgram '23 continued his strong season, scoring 1st in all his respective races. For the Army women, Phoebe Lee lead the way, scoring 4th and 3rd. Prior to this West Point's fastest team had a grueling three-race 1-Day mountain bike competition at UCONN. The Army team scored in the top 10 in almost every category with newcomers Spencer Weisgram '23 and Noah Rodney '23 scoring 1st and 2nd in their respective races. Overall the team finished the weekend in third place behind UVM and UNH. Also, at the University of Vermont's annual 2-day mountain bike race, impressive finishes included Keller Balsam and Eric Kulkarni both getting 3rd place in their respective heats, and Noah Rodney earning 5th in his race. Overall, the team finished second to the hosts, UVM.

National Conference on Ethics in America
10/10/2019

National Conference on Ethics in America“I think this conference is an awesome experience to get a different perspective. What I enjoyed the most was talking to the ROTC cadets and the civilians. So, hearing from ROTC and civilians have brought in some awesome, totally different insights like from a business-oriented perspective that makes it really interesting.” --USMA Class of 2020 Cadet Yili Quinlan said about the National Conference on Ethics in America. The 35th NCEA, hosted by West Point, facilitated a discussion on “Choosing the Harder Right, Over the Easier Wrong” to provide 200 participants the opportunity for learning and reflection and build relationships.

Christiansen Named a Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist
10/10/2019

Christiansen Named a Lott IMPACT Trophy QuarterfinalistArmy West Point firstie linebacker and two-year captain Cole Christiansen has been named a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday. The list consists of 20 players. The award, now in its 16th season, recognizes the player who makes the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala on December 15 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Joel Klatt of FOX will be the emcee.

The Foundation will donate $25,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winners' university and $5,000 to each of three runner-up schools. Voting for the quarterfinalists was done by members of the Board of Directors, former coaches and players as well as journalists. Christiansen has made 31 career starts, all consecutive. In 37 career games, he has 212 total tackles (121 solo), 18 TFLs, two sacks, an interception and three PBUs. The firstie is 13th nationally in forced fumbles (2), 16th in solo tackles (31) and 24th in total stops (49). Read more.

Fly Fishing on the Esopus River
10/10/2019

Fly Fishing on the Esopus RiverThe Cadet Fly Fishing Club had eight cadets visit the Esopus River in the Catskill Mountains, one of the "cradles of American fly fishing." The cadets were joined by volunteers from three neighboring Trout Unlimited chapters who helped the cadets during their fishing time. Several cadets caught their first trout and/or their first fish on a fly rod. The club is extremely grateful for Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed, Catskill Mountain, and Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited chapters for volunteering their time and expertise.

Actor Stephen Lang Discusses his Work with Cadets
10/10/2019

Actor Stephen Lang Discusses his Work with CadetsThe Cadet Film Forum and the Department of English and Philosophy hosted actor Stephen Lang for an evening lecture discussing his work in Hollywood and on Broadway. Mr. Lang held a Q&A session with cadets in the Haig Room of the Jefferson Library as well as giving a brief performance in the character of Colonel Miles Quaritch, from the movie Avatar.

Golf's Marshall Daniel Earns AWPAA Weekly Honors
10/9/2019

Golf's Marshall Daniel Earns AWPAA Weekly HonorsRookie Marshall Daniel of the Golf team earned Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors following his performance this past weekend against Navy at Pine Valley.

The Black Knight's earned the star for the third year in a row after taking an early 3-1 lead after four-ball play on Saturday and then winning 6.5-4.5 following singles matches on Sunday.

Daniel was key to Army's victory. On Saturday, he teamed up with classmate Gary Bullard in four-ball play and won the match through only 11 holes on the course and won 8-and-7 over Navy. He continued that momentum into Sunday as he took on one of Navy's best players. With the match square going into the 17th hole, he was able to go up one and then hit the green in regulation on the 18th and two-putted to victory.

Ortman Named CSFL Special Teams Player of the Week
10/9/2019

Ortman Named CSFL Special Teams Player of the WeekFor the second time this season, Seppi Ortman was named the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Last Friday, against Post the yearling kicker was 7-for-7 on his point after attempts in addition to drilling a season-long 32-yard field goal. The Cadets' leading scorer this year with 24 points, Ortman is 18-18 of PAT attempts this season and has connected on two field goals.

Army will have its bye week before welcoming Caldwell for a 1 p.m. kick off on Saturday, October 19.

Alaimo Tabbed Patriot League Male Diver of the Week
10/9/2019

Alaimo Tabbed Patriot League Male Diver of the WeekAfter placing fourth on both boards at the TYR Fall Classic this past weekend, Daniel Alaimo was named the Patriot League Male Diver of the Week. "It was terrific to see Danny get off to such a nice start," head diving coach Chris Waters said. "It's very early in the year for divers to be competing and he performed very well. He has some big goals for the season, and this was a terrific way to kick things off!"

It marks the second time in Alaimo's career and the first time this season that he has earned male diver of the week honors from the league. At the TYR Fall Classic, the West Nyack, N.Y., native was up against divers from LSU, Grand Canyon, Florida Atlantic, George Washington and Pittsburgh. The yearling took fourth on the 1-meter board after compiling a score of 264.30. He later totaled 268.30 on the 3-meter and finished fourth.

Alaimo and the Black Knights will return to action on Friday when they host UMass for the 2019-20 home opener at Crandall Pool slated to start at 3 p.m.

A Busy Week for the Glee Club
10/9/2019

A Busy Week for the Glee ClubEight members of the Club traveled to North Salem, NY to provide the National Anthem for The American Gold Cup equestrian tournament. Over 7,000 people were in attendance and an international television audience tuned in for the event. Days later the entire Club supported the Memorial Ceremony to honor Cadet Candidate Benjamin Bocthler, performing the National Anthem, Mansions of the Lord, and the West Point Alma Mater. Two days later seven cadets from the Club provided musical support to the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Conference. That Saturday CDT Dylan Chartlon '20 performed the National Anthem to open the Army-Morgan State football game. During that weekend the entire Glee Club relocated to Camp Buckner for a weekend of Teambuilding activities. The Club integrated new members, teaching them the West Point canon of songs and instilling the culture of excellence for which the Club is known. The event provided nearly 15 hours of practice time for work on the season's repertoire.

Game Notes: Army Begins Two-Game Road Trip at WKU
10/9/2019

Game Notes: Army Begins Two-Game Road Trip at WKUThe Black Knights begin a two-game road trip at Western Kentucky on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Army is coming off a 42-33 loss to Tulane on October 5. The contest will air live on Stadium with Chris Vosters and Jordan Palmer on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

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The Black Knights begin a two-game road slate with a matchup with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Army is coming off a 42-33 setback to the Tulane Green Wave. It snapped a 15-game home winning streak for the Black Knights. Saturday's contest will air live on Stadium with Chris Volsters and Jordan Palmer on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Western Kentucky
10/9/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Western Kentucky Saturday at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET). The contest will be carried on Stadium.

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref: Opening Statement
"Disappointed to come in here after a home loss. We haven't had to do that in a while. Credit to Tulane — they had a good team. They were just better than us on Saturday. Very well coached, they had a great plan and their kids executed really well. They had a really strong second half and we answered by tying the game up and they took the lead right back and never relinquished it. They really did a nice job. Our guys battled and [credit] our effort in making a run there at the end to try and get back into the ball game, but in the end, they outperformed us and just did a better job. Hopefully we can come back here the next time we're at home and we'll be talking about winning. We think it's really important to win at home here. We place a big emphasis on it and that's that. Read more.

Rifle Ranked Sixth in National Poll
10/8/2019

Rifle Ranked Sixth in National PollThe Army West Point Rifle team earned the No. 6 spot in the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll, released Monday afternoon.

The rankings are based off the highest aggregate score shot by each team. Since the Black Knights have not competed yet this season, their ranking is based off last season's scores.

Among Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) schools, the Black Knights earned the fourth highest ranking, trailing just No. 1 West Virginia, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 5 Ole Miss.

Last season, Army took sixth place overall at the NCAA Championships, finishing the match with an aggregate score of 4646.

The Black Knights open their season with a pair of road matches beginning on October 26 versus Ole Miss and followed by a match the next day against Memphis.

Army-Georgia State to Air on ESPN+
10/8/2019

Army-Georgia State to Air on ESPN+Army's contest at Georgia State on October 19 will air on ESPN+, it was announced on Monday. This will be West Point's first game on the ESPN family of networks this season.

All 13 of Army's games this season are broadcasted nationally. The Western Kentucky game this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET will be carried by Stadium. Following the Georgia State contest, Army's six remaining games will be carried by the CBS Sports family of networks.

Marathon at the 34th Annual Ocean to Sound 50 Mile Relay
10/8/2019

Marathon at the 34th Annual Ocean to Sound 50 Mile RelayThe West Point Marathon Team traveled to Jones Beach State Park, Long Island to compete in the 34th Annual Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay, hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club. The race was a competitive relay with teams of eight runners. Beginning on the Atlantic Ocean side of Long Island (Jones Beach State Park), the course traversed 50-miles across Long Island, ending in the Town of Oyster Bay on Long Island Sound. The West Point Marathon Team had two teams compete. Team Black ran in the Mixed Open Division (four men and four women), and Team Gold ran in the Men's Open Division (five men and three women). Despite unseasonably warm temperatures and a challenging course, the teams worked together and raced well, both earning spots on the podium. West Point Team Black: 1st Place Mixed Open Division / 8th Overall Run Time: 5:41:37, Pace: 6:53. West Point Team Gold: 3rd Place Men's Open Division / 5th Overall Run Time: 5:27:20, Pace: 6:26.

First Outdoor Trip for Mountaineering
10/8/2019

First Outdoor Trip for MountaineeringThe Mountaineering Club had excellent weather on the first outdoor climbing trip of the season recently. The class of '23 was well represented as CDTs Erika Hartel, Hope Mathews, Collin Dyches and Garret Daley were on the Shawangunk rock for the first time, they also rappeled from the cliff top. After lots of challenging work and training George Plantenga did his first few lead climbs, quite an accomplishment. Captain Gerrit Rummel and Firsties Ian Navarro and Keegan Fitzpatrick were also on the 'sharp end,' which is another way of saying that they were lead climbing on traditional gear.

Women's Rugby Remains Undefeated
10/7/2019

Women's Rugby Remains UndefeatedThe Army West Point women's rugby team continued its stellar start to the fall Saturday, as the Black Knights took down the defending NIRA Division I National Champion Dartmouth Big Green, 39-19. Captain Bayleigh Gable put Army on the board first in the eighth minute with her second try of the season. Dartmouth would take the lead in the 20th minute with a try and conversion. Plebe Julia Riekena put the Black Knights back ahead (10-7) with a try right before halftime.

The Big Green opened the second half with a quick to go up 14-10 after the conversion. Minutes later, Kailen Young crossed the try line for her second try of the season to put Army back ahead. Firstie Sam Sullivan scored her team leading fifth try in the 55th minute to extend the Black Knights lead to 22-14. Damaria Morton, McKenzie Borchers, and Charisma Henry would all add tries before the final whistle. Army moves to 2-3 all-time against Dartmouth in varsity 15s play. The 4-0 record to begin the fall is the best start since 2015 (3-0). Seven different cadets dotted a try against Dartmouth. The Black Knights are the only remaining undefeated team in the top tier of NIRA. Read more.

Army Golf Claims Star at Pine Valley
10/7/2019

Army Golf Claims Star at Pine ValleyThe Army West Point Golf team took advantage of its early lead after the four-ball play and earned a 6-5-4.5 victory over Navy at Pine Valley Country Club in the Army-Star Series, presented by USAA. The Black Knights came into singles play on Sunday with a 3-2 lead and was able to secure the points needed to claim the star for the third-straight season. James McKee and Justin Williamson both earned wins in their matches. Williamson won 6-and-5 and was the shortest match of the day, while McKee earned a point at 2-and-1.

Rookie Samuel Kim halved his first Army-Navy singles match to help Army get closer to the final result. Rookie Marshall Daniel continued his great play from Saturday into Sunday and won the clinching point in the fourth match of the day by beating Navy's Charlie Musto 1-up. The match was one of three that went the full 18 holes. With the win, Army evens the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA, at 2-2 with the Black Knights earning wins in women's volleyball and golf. Army is back in action on October 18 at the Lehigh Invitational. Read more.

Hockey Strikes Down Union on Opening Night
10/7/2019

Hockey Strikes Down Union on Opening NightAfter going down 2-1 in the second period, the Army West Point Hockey team scored two straight goals to down Union on opening night, 3-2. The Dutchmen were recognized in the USCHO.com Coaches Preseason Poll receiving one vote. Army and Union were knotted at 2-2 heading into the final period of play after a three-goal scoring frenzy in the second stanza. The Cadets netted their second power play of the night 11:04 into the final frame to clinch the victory. Trevin Kozlowski made 20 saves in the first game of the year, while Michael Wilson and Marshal Plunkett both had a multi-point games. Read more.

Volleyball Grinds Out Four Set Win Over Holy Cross
10/7/2019

Volleyball Grinds Out Four Set Win Over Holy CrossThe Army West Point Volleyball team scratched and clawed its way to a hard-fought victory over conference foe Holy Cross on Saturday night at Gillis Field House. "I have to give a lot of credit to Holy Cross tonight," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "They were very tough, and their defense was incredible. We didn't play our best game today, but it's good to know we can grind out a victory when we aren't at our best." After a strong first set that saw the Black Knights hit at a .323 percentage, the team faced a resilient challenge from the Crusaders who dominated set two, 25-13. Army played most of the third set from behind, and the teams fought to seven tied scores in the frame. Army was able to pull through 25-23. In the fourth, Holy Cross fought back from a four-point deficit in the middle of the set to jump ahead and take a four-point lead of their own at 21-17. Army would not be denied in this one however, fending off two consecutive set points before claiming the match in the fourth set 26-24. Read more.

Women's Soccer Captures First Patriot League Victory
10/7/2019

Women's Soccer Captures First Patriot League VictoryDown 1-0 in the 22nd minute, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team rallied back to earn its first Patriot League victory with a 2-1 road win at Bucknell Saturday night. Plebe Sydney Shafer and Alyssa Carfagno scored for the Black Knights in the win. Sydney Cassalia preserved the Cadets' lead with a penalty kick saved at the 56-minute mark. Carfagno finished the day with a career-high three points. Bucknell netted the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute. The Cadets knotted the score before halftime when Shafer went low on the Bison goaltender. She was assisted by Lauren Drysdale and Carfagno. The Bison had an opportunity to go up 2-1 with a penalty kick awarded, but a save by Cassalia gave the Black Knights the momentum they needed for the victory. Bucknell's Abby Gearhart lined up for the PK and Cassalia dived to her left for the stop. Army's Carfagno notched the game-winner with 22 minutes remaining on a volley into the net. Read more.

Women's Tennis Closes Out Lehigh Invitational
10/7/2019

Women's Tennis Closes Out Lehigh InvitationalThe Army West Point Women's Tennis team wrapped up its trip to Lehigh Sunday with singles and doubles action versus Morgan State and the host Mountain Hawks. Freshman Plebe McKenzie was stellar on the final day, going 2-0 in doubles and 1-0 in singles play. Fellow Plebe Anna Loureiro went 2-0 in singles play. Abi Waldman and McKinnley Smith were 2-0 together in doubles action. The Black Knights were 17-12 in singles play over the two days. Army finished strong in doubles play, going 8-3 both days. Loureiro was 3-0 overall in singles play. Waldman and Smith were also undefeated in doubles, going 3-0 together overall. Read more.

Men's Soccer Battles to Scoreless Draw at Lehigh
10/7/2019

Men's Soccer Battles to Scoreless Draw at LehighAfter playing to a scoreless draw against Lehigh on Saturday night, the Army West Point Men's Soccer team picked up its first point in Patriot League play this season. The Black Knights (2-5-2, 0-3-1 Patriot League) were outshot by the Mountain Hawks (7-2-1, 3-0-1 Patriot League), 15-10, but neither side could manufacture a goal through 110 minutes of action. Army and Lehigh combined to place just four shots on goal with two coming from each team. Keenan O'Shea and Oscar Pereira led the Black Knights with three shots apiece. Army notched double-digit shots for the seventh time this season. The Black Knights blanked the Mountain Hawks for the first time since October 26, 2013. Jacob Suppiah made his first collegiate start in between the pipes. The yearling goalkeeper finished with a pair of saves. He posted his first career clean sheet. Cooper Warren got the starting nod for the first time in his collegiate career. Read more.

Boxing Kicks Off "Road to the Championship"
10/4/2019

Boxing Kicks Off Road to the ChampionshipThe Army West Point Boxing Team kicked off their “Road to the Championship” in grand fashion at the 2019 North Area Rumble. The boxing rumble featured 5 male bouts and 3 female bouts featuring boxers from the team. Each boxer was representing a branch for their bout. The rumble was held in conjunction with the Combined Arms Tailgate. The event kicked off with a flyover and hover to go along with the event introduction by DMI6. On hand to watch the bouts and present the winners were many of the branch chiefs and West Point leadership. The standing room only crowd witnessed some great boxing matches.

Results of the matches in bout order:

  • Women 132lbs. Juliana Fustolo (Field Artillery) defeated Emma Begin (Engineers).
  • Men 175lbs. Joshua Riddick (Armor) defeated Amadou Bah (Air Defense Artillery).
  • Women 165lbs. Sidney Sandburg (Ordnance) defeated Lonnie Collazo (Quarter Master).
  • Men 185lbs. Hunter Dempster (Medical Service Corps) defeated Devan Greenfield (Chemical).
  • Men 165lbs. Adrian Albin (Signal) defeated Kyle Taylor (Military Police).
  • Women 132lbs. Evan Walker (Cyber) defeated Leandra Ramos (Military Intelligence).
  • Men 185lbs. Manny Ahoua (Finance) defeated Elias Manning (Infantry).
  • Men 156lbs. Jaquan Byrd (Aviation) defeated Will Naumann (Transportation).
Hop Rock Band Jamming
10/4/2019

Hop Rock Band JammingFive Cadets and OIC performed with Alumni for the 30-Year reunion celebration. All movement went smoothly. Cadets were given Class of '79 coins for their participation. Cadets had the opportunity to share stories with Alumni and continue West Point Traditions.

Crew at the Rumson Boat Race
10/4/2019

Crew at the Rumson Boat RaceArmy West Point Crew competed in the Rumson Boat Race on 21 September 2019. The annual race is hosted by the town of Rumson, NJ. All rowers are hosted in local family homes. This year Army competed against Drexel, Villanova, and Rutgers over a 2500-meter course in Men’s and Women’s Varsity and JV 8 categories. The Men’s Varsity 8 finished third, behind Drexel and Rutgers. They finished multiple boats lengths of open water ahead of Villanova. The Women’s Varsity 8 finished third. The Men’s JV 8 finished second only a couple of seats behind Drexel. The boats battled back and forth throughout the race with Drexel ending slightly ahead. All Crews gained vital racing experience and are prepared to succeed throughout the season.

Pistol at the East Coast Steel Challenge
10/4/2019

Eight cadets from the Pistol Team traveled to New Tripoli, PA to compete in the East Coast Steel Challenge. Overall, Team Captain Austin Myers '20 finished 6th, Keegan Buros '20 was 11th, Ethan Wilson '22 was 13th, and Taylor Schorlemmer '22 was 15th. Steel Challenge is a speed event where shooters must engage five steel targets arranged in a variety of scenarios of different size targets at different distances and angles. The targets in each scenario are engaged five times by each competitor with the slowest time being dropped. The cadets shoot a civilian version of the Army's new service pistol - the M17.

Pipes & Drums at the New Hampshire Scot Highland Games
10/4/2019

Pipes & Drums at the New Hampshire Scot Highland GamesUSCC Pipes & Drums participated in the massed bands and competed at the New Hampshire Scot Highland Games recently. The event is one of the largest highland festivals in North America and provided cadets with the opportunity immerse themselves in Scottish culture and hone their skills prior to competition with Navy Pipes & Drums in December.

Lake Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
10/3/2019

Lake Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekAfter an impressive debut to his collegiate career this past weekend, plebe Thomas Lake was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week.

"Good tournament out of Thomas, really fought hard," said head coach Jim Poling. "He showed there's a lot of potential for him. Looking forward to seeing him have some good matches going forward." The Davie, Fla. native went a perfect 3-0 in singles play and 5-0 in doubles action during the Binghamton Invite.

In singles, Lake defeated Enej Hasicevic of St. Thomas Aquinas in the opening round, 6-2, 6-1. He followed that up with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Michael Owens of Bucknell the next day. Lake finished his singles play with a three-set thriller on the final day -- 6-3,3-6, 10-7 -- over Ammar Fekry of NJIT.

Playing alongside fellow plebe Samuel Eden, the duo led the field with a perfect record in doubles over the three days.

The men's tennis team hit the road this weekend for their next fall event, as the Black Knights travel to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Purdue Invitational October 4-6. Read more.

Marathon at the 31st Nyack 10 Miler
10/3/2019

Marathon at the 31st Nyack 10 MilerThe Army West Point Marathon Team raced the 31st Nyack 10 Miler recently. The scenic route runs along the Hudson River in Nyack, New York. The race is hosted by the Rockland Road Runners, one of the largest running groups in the Hudson Valley. The race provided a good venue for the team’s new members to test their endurance and old members to test their preparation for the coming race season. For five of the 16 team members, the Nyack 10 Miler was the longest race they had ever completed. Overall, the team performed great. The men’s team swept 5th place through 12th place. Cadet Kyle Stacks led the team with a 58:47 finish. The women’s team, six women made it to the podium in their respective age group. Leading the team, Cadet Sarah Scales took 2nd place overall with a time of 1:09:13.

Aviation Getting Some Flight Time In
10/3/2019

Aviation Getting Some Flight Time InThe four newest members of the Aviation team from the class of 2023, Matt Moran, James Burroughes, Alex Wolf, and Wesley Phelan were given their first flights and local flying area orientation. More seasoned team members Kaelynn Mayes '20, Galen Quiros '20, Kalen Kahn '20, and John Bass '21 conducted flight and ground training at Stewart airport in preparation for competition at Region VII later this month. Beat Coast Guard!

Williamson, Cassalia Named CEP Athletes of the Month
10/2/2019

Firstie Tom Williamson of Army West Point Sprint Football and cow Sydney Cassalia of Women's Soccer were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for September.

Williamson is the offensive captain on the sprint football team and maintains a 3.801 APSC as an Engineering Management major. The firstie is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he earned First Team All-College Sprint Football League honors as a wide receiver. During his junior season, he led the CSFL in receiving touchdowns (10) and was tied for second in receptions (35) and receptions per game (5.0). He has twice been the recipient of the Superintendent Award for Excellence, representing the top 5 percent in his class.

Cassalia serves as a captain on the women's soccer team. She has played every minute in between the pipes for the Black Knights this season and has started in every match since arriving on the banks of the Hudson in 2017. In the classroom, Cassalia has maintained a 3.854 cumulative grade-point average as a Mathematical Sciences major. She has made Dean's List in all four semesters and has never logged a GPA lower than 3.5 in a semester. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Tulane
10/2/2019

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

The Black Knights will take on Tulane at historic Michie Stadium on Saturday at noon. That contest will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Ross Tucker and Tina Cervasio on the call.

Jeff Monken Army West Point Football Head Coach
(Ref: Opening Statement)
"It felt nice to get a win. A little bit frustrating with the way we kind of found ourselves getting to that victory. We had some things that I felt that we could have done in the last game better than we did and hopefully we've corrected some of those errors and improved as a team. We certainly are going to have to play our very best football this week against Tulane. They've got an outstanding team that is very athletic, fast and extremely well coached. The relationship that our staff has with coach Fritz's staff is very interesting. He was the coach at Georgia Southern for two years following my tenure there and he did a remarkable job. They won the league. They went undefeated in the first year he was there. It was an incredible first year as an FBS program. Jack Curtis, who is their defensive coordinator, was the defensive coordinator at Georgia Southern for the last three years I was there. We've got two coaches on our staff that played for Willie (Fritz) in college. It's an interesting dynamic with having that history with the staff. We know that they are going to be very well prepared. I've got an incredible amount of respect for Willie and the job that he's done at Tulane and for his defensive coordinator Jack Curtis, who I think is a tremendous defensive football coach. He's one of the best in the business. It's going to be a challenge. Read more.

Volleyball Takes Down Marist In Straight Sets
10/2/2019

Volleyball Takes Down Marist In Straight SetsThe Army West Point Volleyball team won its tenth game of the season in a non-conference matchup with Marist on Tuesday.

Playing in their third match in five days, the Black Knights (10-5) bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday to knock off the Red Foxes in straight sets 3-0.

"I thought we did a great job in the first two sets," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We were focused, we were determined, and we took care of the ball. You have to give Marist credit for fighting back in the third set with their serves. But I like when the end of the match gets tight and we are forced to finish off a team like that. I am proud of the team."

Army relied heavily on a strong serve game, posting 10 aces in the match. Libero Ana Oglivie was at the forefront, recording a career high five aces to go along with her match-high 10 digs. Read more.

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K
10/1/2019

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5KOver 2,000 U.S. Military Academy cadets along with staff and faculty participated in the 2019 5K Tunnel to Towers run yesterday to commemorate New York Fire Department Firefighter Stephen Siller's heroic run from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. This year Retired Master Sgt. Cedric King led the formation during the run. Members from the Corps of Cadets have participated in this run since 2009.

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

Photo: CDT Hanna Lamb '23

Williamson Leads Army Golf at UConn Invitational
10/1/2019

Williamson Leads Army Golf at UConn InvitationalLed by Justin Williamson's 1-under par second round, the Army West Point Golf team remained high on the leaderboard at the UConn Invitational at GreatHorse Country Club. Williamson fired a 1-under par 71 on the second day thanks to a 4-under second nine with four birdies in the final six holes and three-straight to close out his round.

With the success of his second round, he moved up to sixth on the individual leaderboard. As a team, Army shot 9-over par and sits fifth of 14 teams in the tournament. Columbia leads the way at 8-over for the event. Hartford's Ryan Tomaso remained in the leader after day two with a 1-under round of 71. Williamson recovered on the second nine after shooting 3-over for the first nine. Tom Katsenes and James McKee followed up Williamson's round with 3-over rounds of 75. Andrew Watts finished day two with a 76 on his score card and had three birdies during his round. Read more.

Football Hosts Tulane on Homecoming Weekend
10/1/2019

Football Hosts Tulane on Homecoming WeekendThe Black Knights return to Michie Stadium to face the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday at noon.

Army is coming off a 52-21 win over Morgan State on September 21 extending the Black Knights home winning streak to 15 games.

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

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Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Ross Tucker and Tina Cervasio on the call. Read more.

Volleyball Takes Down Navy in Dramatic Five Set Match
9/30/2019

Volleyball Takes Down Navy in Dramatic Five Set MatchIn a dramatic five-setter, it was the Army West Point Volleyball team taking down service-academy rival Navy, 3-2, to secure the star in the annual Star Series presented by USAA on Friday night at Gillis Field House.

"That's how an Army-Navy fight should be," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "I am very proud of this team for staying calm towards the end. The crowd definitely helped as well. There were people on this team who were like 'we are not going to lose this game. We are going to get this block right now and we are going to get this dig.' This team was confident, and they were saying 'we will' and not 'we hope.'"

In an instant classic, the Cadets and Mids traded sets before the Black Knights claimed the Star in a back and forth fifth set 17-15. Navy now leads the Star Series 2-1.

Army (8-4) stormed out of the gate in the first, using strong net play with four blocks to take the first set 25-15. Navy returned the favor in the second set, pulling even with a 25-13 second. That net play was again key for Army in the third as they posted six more. In total, the Black Knights recorded 14 blocks with 25 combined tallies and yearling Emmy Barnhorst lead the way with 9. Read more.

Golf Fourth After First Round of UConn Invite
9/30/2019

Golf Fourth After First Round of UConn InviteThe Army West Point Golf team sits in a tie for fourth after the opening round of the UConn Invitational at GreatHorse Country Club.

The Black Knights shot a team score of 298 (+10) on the day and they are tied with the Huskies for the fourth spot on the leaderboard. Lafayette and Columbia are six strokes ahead of Army in the lead at 4-over for the tournament. Hartford's Ryan Tomaso is at the top of the individual leaderboard after a 5-under 67 on day one. Read more.

Men's Tennis Post Strong Weekend at Binghamton
9/30/2019

Men's Tennis Post Strong Weekend at BinghamtonThe Army West Point Men's Tennis team turned in a strong appearance in its fall opener over the weekend. The Black Knights saw four flight titles in singles play and an overall doubles champion. "Good tournament for us, especially for the first time out this fall," said head coach Jim Poling. "A lot of good matches and I'm proud of our guys." Myles Conlin was victorious in the top flight (Lane Bracket). The senior captain defeated Matthew Johnson in three sets -- 5-7, 6-4, 10-6 in the final.

Thomas Lake was stellar in his first collegiate tournament, going 8-0 throughout the tournament in singles and doubles. David Gorshein also finished undefeated during the three days of singles play. Also making his collegiate debut, Nathan Jose went 3-0 in singles on his way to top billing in the White Bracket. The Black Knights finished the tournament with a 24-8 record in singles play overall. The Cadets were 14-10 in doubles action over the three days. Read more.

Women's Tennis Wraps Up West Point Invite
9/30/2019

Women's Tennis Wraps Up West Point InviteThe Black Knights finished up play at their host tournament Sunday, with Paola Bou and Sophie McKenzie capturing the B doubles final with a 6-1 win over Abby Warner and Sydney Fitch of Air Force. Army finished the West Point Invite with a 29-18 singles record overall. The Black Knights were 19-5 overall in doubles play over the three days. Bou and McKenzie went 5-0 together in doubles. Stephanie Dolehide, Sam DiMaio, and Sophia Suri were all 3-1 in singles play overall. Read more.

Sprint Football Blanks Cornell, 49-0
9/30/2019

Sprint Football Blanks Cornell, 49-0Six different members of the Army West Point sprint football team found the end zone as the Black Knights (2-1, 1-0 CSFL North) opened divisional play with a 49-0 victory over Cornell Friday evening at Schoelkopf Field. Justin Charette, Matthew Sauter, Tom Williamson, JC Watson, Jack Felgar and Preston Pounds each scored touchdowns on the evening, with Felgar leading the group with two on the night.

The Cadets accumulated 437 yards of total offense while holding the Big Red (1-2, 0-1 CSFL North) to just 63. The Black Knights ground game accounted for 287 yards. On the defensive side, the Black Knights collected three fumble recoveries. Leading the Black Knights in tackles was Bobby Downing with six, while Caleb Doyle and Vincenzo Battaglia each registered five. Read more.

Women's Rugby Cruises Past NDC on the Road
9/30/2019

Women's Rugby Cruises Past NDC on the RoadThe Army West Point women's rugby team hit the road for the first time this fall Saturday. The Black Knights (3-0, 2-0 NIRA) continued their hot start to the fall, cruising to 77-0 over Notre Dame College in a NIRA League match. The 77 points are a season-high for Army. It is the second highest point total in varsity history. Army has now won three straight against Notre Dame College and are 3-1 all-time against the Falcons in varsity 15s play.

A group of cadets scored their first tries of the season -- Alex DiMarco, Kaylee Cargile (first collegiate try), Nicole Wantlin, Rebecca Syrup, Natalia Rivera Rivera (first career try). Kaitlyn Schwarting scored two tries on the day -- her first two of the fall. Sam Sullivan dotted two tries on the day to give her four on the season. McKenzie Borchers scored a try of her own, chipped in six conversions, and added a penalty kick for 20 total points. Captain Bayleigh Gable had seven points with a try and a conversion. Damaria Morton added her third try of the season. Read more.

Triathlon at the Superfrog Ironman 70.3
9/27/2019

Triathlon at the Superfrog Ironman 70.3The Army West Point Triathlon Team sent four cadets to the Superfrog Ironman 70.3 race in Coronado, CA. Superfrog is the oldest 70.3 event and was created by Navy Seals to prepare them for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. Because of its military history, it is the only Ironman 70.3 event with specific World Championship qualification spots for military personnel. This year, Cadet Sarah Martin '21 won the 18‐24 year old women's division and Cadet Hunter Cochran '22 was 2nd in the men's 18‐24 year old division. Additionally, CDT Olivia Johnson '22 was 2nd and CDT Nolan Pearce '22 was 10th in their divisions. Sarah and Hunter earned qualifications to next year's Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI October 2020 and qualified for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Tapau, New Zealand over next year's Thanksgiving weekend November 2020.

Pistol 1st at the Northeast Regional Collegiate Championship
9/27/2019

Five members from the Pistol Team traveled to Lyman, Maine to compete in the Northeast Regional Collegiate Championship. The Team of Austin Myers '20, Keegan Buros '20, Christian Mardaga '21, and Taylor Schorlemmer '22 defeated teams from the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Vermont to win the championship. Myers was second overall individually and Buros was 4th overall.

Bass Fishing Competes on the World Fishing Network
9/27/2019

Bass Fishing Competes on the World Fishing NetworkThe Bass Fishing Club participated in the filming of the Force on Force televised competition to air on World Fishing Network. Two Cadets were paired with Army Bass Angler Pro Staff to compete against active, retired and veterans from different military services. Frankie Turner '20 and Justin Altrogge '22 represented Army West Point in the competition with the results released when the show airs in January 2020.

Men's and Women's Hoops Games to be Aired on CBSSN
9/27/2019

Men's and Women's Hoops Games to be Aired on CBSSNBoth of Army West Point men's and women's basketball doubleheaders against service-academy rival Navy will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network this season, the Patriot League announced in a release Thursday morning.

One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports will be televised to a national audience. The first of the Army-Navy doubleheaders is set for January 25 in Annapolis, Md., with the second slated for February 22 in Christl Arena. The latter date will represent the battle for the "star" for both the men and women as part of the Star Series presented by USAA. Tipoff for the women's games will be at 11 a.m. with the men to follow at 1:30 p.m. for both dates.

The CBS Sports Network will be airing 19 Patriot League basketball games during the 2019-20 season, including both men's and women's League championship games. The television schedule tips off on Friday, November 8 when Navy hosts East Carolina as part of the Veteran's Classic at 8 p.m. The first televised league game of the season on the network will be January 6, when the Black Knights host defending league champion Colgate with coverage from Christl Arena beginning at 7 p.m.

The League slate continues Monday, January 13 with Boston U. traveling to Baltimore to take on Loyola for a 7 p.m. game at Reitz Arena. CBS Sports Network will feature a Patriot League contest each Monday night beginning in the New Year through February 17 when Holy Cross hosts Bucknell.

The Patriot League Men's Basketball Championship will be televised on CBS Sports Network for the ninth-consecutive season on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the Patriot League Women's Basketball Championship set to be aired for the 11th-straight season on March 15 at noon. CBS Sports Network will also carry both men's basketball tournament semifinal matchups on March 8.

There will be two men's basketball flex games on February 23 and February 29. The selection of the flex contests will be made no later than 10 days prior to the competition date. Read more.

Cadets Observe USACE Harbor Inspection
9/26/2019

Cadets Observe USACE Harbor InspectionFaculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemistry took 16 Cadets from six departments including one international Cadet from Rwanda to spend time with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on their daily New York Harbor Inspection.

COL Tom Asbery, Commander of the USACE New York District, discussed the capabilities of USACE with a focus on maintaining our nation's waterways with the USMA Student Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). COL Asbery mentioned the strategic importance of the New York City harbor, current and future operations by USACE in support of New York City, and assignments in the Engineer Branch.

He also permitted a tour of their newly renovated facility at Caven Point, NJ and how the facility has been engineered to withstand a storm equivalent to Super Storm Sandy. Participation in this event aided to understanding opportunities within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Engineer Branch.

Petrella Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
9/26/2019

Petrella Named AWPAA Athlete of the WeekAfter headlining his team's second place finish at the Coast to Coast Battle of Beantown last week, Army West Point Men's Cross Country firstie captain Ben Petrella has been named AWPAA Athlete of the Week.

In his first action of the season, Petrella was one of four Black Knights to finish in the top-16 in the highly competitive race, placing eighth with a time of 24:34. As a team, Army defeated No. 3 Washington and finished only behind No. 13 Syracuse at the Boston College hosted event.

The two-time defending Patriot League Champions will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., for the Paul Short Invitational on October 5.

Society of American Military Engineers Club Night
9/26/2019

Society of American Military Engineers Club NightThe Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) participated in the campus-wide Club Night. Student Chapter faculty and Cadets enjoyed sharing information about SAME to over 100 students during the two-hour event which resulted in 78 new members signing up to be part of the Student Chapter. Within one week all new members were already officially added to the roster and a welcome email was sent to them by the Student Chapter senior Faculty Advisor and an invitation to sign up for all activities with the Fall semester was communicated by the Student Chapter President (Cadet-in-Charge).

Army Hockey Slated Eighth in Preseason Poll
9/26/2019

Army Hockey Slated Eighth in Preseason PollWith just over a week until the start of the 2019-20 season, the Army West Point hockey team has been slated to finish eighth in the Atlantic Hockey Association Preseason Poll, announced by the league.

"The release of the coaches poll means one thing - that the season is right around the corner," said head coach Brian Riley. "Our players have worked extremely hard during the preseason and are looking forward to the start of the season. It should be another exciting season in Atlantic Hockey and as always we will be hoping to play our best hockey coming down the stretch heading into the playoffs."

American International, the reigning AHA Champions, was first in the poll with 10 first-place votes and 100 total points. Niagara jumped up this season to second in the poll with 78 points, while Bentley and Sacred Heart tied for third with 77 points. The Falcons garnered the last remaining first-place vote.

The RIT Tigers ranked fifth (66), while Air Force (60), Robert Morris (46), Army (38), Mercyhurst (25), Holy Cross (21) and Canisius (17) rounded out the poll.

Army made a run in the post season last year with a thrilling series victory over Mercyhurst on the road in the first round before falling to AIC in the quarterfinals. Read more.

Triathlon at the Lobsterman Olympic
9/25/2019

Triathlon at the Lobsterman OlympicSeventeen Cadets and one Officer Representative from the West Point Triathlon Team traveled to Freeport, Maine to compete in the Lobsterman Olympic Distance Triathlon. This race is the second Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (NECTC) series race this season in which collegiate athletes earn points towards the conference championship. Despite cooler temperatures and breezy conditions due to Hurricane Dorian passing by offshore, the cadets completed the challenge with spectacular results and earned a significant amount of conference points.

Awards earned: 1st Place Collegiate Team: West Point 2nd Place Collegiate Female: Emma McDonald '23, 4th Place Collegiate Female: Ann Mulvenna '20, 5th Place Collegiate Female: Rylie Fry '22, 1st Place Collegiate Male & 2nd Place Overall Male: Julius Shepard '20, 3rd Place Collegiate Male: Thomas Batt '22, 4th Place Collegiate Male: Hunter Cochran '22 and 5th Place Collegiate Male: Joshua Reece '23.

Successful Spirit Support Group Mission
9/25/2019

Successful Spirit Support Group MissionRecently the Spirit Support Group visited the Alamo city (San Antonio), The University of Texas at San Antonio. Lodging and Transportation were coordinated perfectly with AOG and the tailgate was a fun time for everyone. Effective communication enabled flexibility and agility. Cadets were prepared and excited for all events. Cadet leadership executed responsibilities effectively. To top it off, Army Won.

Football Bests Morgan State at Michie, 52-21
9/24/2019

Football Bests Morgan State at Michie, 52-21Six different rushers for the Army West Point Football team found pay dirt as the Black Knights topped Morgan State, 52-21, to extend their home winning streak to 15 games on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Cadets (3-1) logged 483 yards of total offense against the Bears (0-3) after rushing for 403. It was the most rushing yards in a single game by Army at Michie Stadium since putting up 449 in last year's home opener against Liberty.

Slomka led the charge with a career-best 110 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Christian Anderson, who appeared behind center for the first time in his career after Jabari Laws exited the game late in the first quarter, logged 75 yards on nine carries. The third-year quarterback also threw for 80 yards after completing an 80-yard touchdown pass in the win. Cole Christiansen captained the Army defense with a team-high 11 tackles, while Arik Smith posted eight. The Bears generated over 200 yards through the air, but the Black Knights' defense came away with three interceptions and limited Morgan State to just 21 points. Read more.

Women's Soccer Opens League Play
9/24/2019

Women's Soccer Opens League PlayThanks to a goal by plebe Alyssa Carfagno in the 51st minute, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team rallied back to tie Holy Cross on the road Saturday in the Patriot League opener. For the third-straight year, the game needed to be decided in double overtime. Holy Cross took advantage of a corner kick in the first half to go up 1-0 over the Black Knights in the 36th minute. The Cadets didn't remain quiet and rallied for the equalizer in the 51st minute. Carfagno connected with a loose ball inside the box off an Army free kick and fired it home for the score. After regulation, Erynn Johns gave Army its best opportunity three minutes into the second overtime, but the shot trickled wide right. Army improves 3-3-3 on the year and are 0-0-1 in conference play. Read more.

Fresh Faces Fuel Men's Rugby to Victory
9/24/2019

Fresh Faces Fuel Men's Rugby to VictoryThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team came out re-energized at the Anderson Rugby Complex Friday night, as the ruggers took down Iona 51-11.

"I was really pleased with the performance," said head coach Matt Sherman. "We proved a lot in the areas that we targeted and I really liked that when we struggled, we found a way to get back on track." After battling some early season injuries, Sherman plugged several new faces into the Army (2-2, 0-1) lineup versus the Gaels (1-3), including four plebes in the starting fifteen. The plebes helped revitalize the Black Knights as they head into their bye week. "It was fun to see them get the first chance to put on the uniform," added Sherman. "I thought they all did really well. It's more about their confidence and believing in themselves. We believe in them and at the end of the day it's another game of rugby and it's just going out and doing what they know how to do."

Army pressed the attack right out the gate and were rewarded when Joe Ryan was able to pound it in for the first score of the game. Iona responded with some pressure of their own on the offensive end -- forcing two PK attempts to take a 6-5 lead. Read more.

Men's Cross Country Places Second At Battle In Beantown
9/24/2019

Men's Cross Country Places Second At Battle In BeantownThe Army West Point Men's Cross Country team traveled to Boston College to compete in the Coast to Coast Battle In Beantown, finishing second in the 21-team field on Friday.

It was the first action of the season for many of the Black Knights top competitors, marking the beginning of the team's defense of its back-to-back Patriot League championships. The team finished with 91 points, finishing second behind No. 13 ranked Syracuse who had 64 points.

Firstie captain Ben Petrella was the top finisher for Army, placing eighth with a time of 24:34. Yearling Marshall Beatty, the 2018 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, finished right behind his teammate at 24:35 to place 10th.

The Black Knights also saw two other top-twenty finishes as firsties Robbie Santoyo and Roman Ollar placed 14th and 16th respectively. Read more.

Volleyball Closes Out Tournament with a Split
9/24/2019

Volleyball Closes Out Tournament with a SplitThe Army West Point Volleyball team (8-4) split its Saturday doubleheader to finish 2-1 at the Bulldogs Invitational at Yale. "Overall it was a good tournament for us," Head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We played well vs. Sacred Heart and Stony Brook. Credit to Yale, they were a very good and physical team and we didn't play our best in that match. However, I am proud of the team for coming back from a tough loss and putting on one of their best performances to date against Stony Brook."

The day was highlighted by a dominant effort against Stony Brook in which the Cadets took the match in straight sets 25-8, 25-10 and 25-18. Firsties Allie Strong and Sydney Morriss were superb in the match with both recording double-doubles. Strong posted 13 kills and 11 digs and Morriss added 10 kills and a season-high 10 digs. Yearling Emmy Barnhorst was also in double-digits on the kills list, posting 11 with a .533 hitting percentage. Firstie Nikki Lum was the only Cadet to reach double-digits in assists with a match-high 24. Read more.

Branch Week in Full swing at West Point!
9/20/2019

Branch Week in Full swing at West Point! All week long, U.S Army branch representatives have been educating cadets on their respective career fields through various display tours, leader panels, independent research and social functions, so that members of the Class of 2020 can make informed decisions on which branch suits them best. First Class Cadets will receive their branch assignments in November. View photos on our Flickr page.

Parachute Helps Honor Butler H.S. Veterans
9/20/2019

Parachute Helps Honor Butler H.S. VeteransU.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ian McGlynn has been in charge of the West Point parachute team for four years. But he's never experienced Friday Night Lights.

McGlynn carried the game ball into Butler High School's game against St. Mary's of Rutherford on Friday night — after stepping from a helicopter. McGlynn and cadet Camm Johnson both dropped into Memorial Field prior to kickoff, the highlight of a ceremony to recognize Butler High School alumni killed in action during World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam.

"It's an honor to recognize all who made the ultimate sacrifice," said Richard Dean, whose great-uncle, John A. Dean, was the first Butler alumnus killed in action, in Belleau Wood, France in July 1918. "We can never stop saying 'Thank you' to our veterans and those who are serving now."

A color guard comprised of members of local VFW and American Legion posts carried the American flag onto the field. After the 106 names were read, some by family members like Dean, a 21-gun salute was fired. Butler junior Matthew Trog played "Taps" on solo trumpet.

After the Bulldogs ran onto the field, everyone paused and looked to the sky for the parachutists. Read more.

Cadets Visit the Tenement Museum in NYC
9/20/2019

Cadets Visit the Tenement Museum in NYCFourth Class Cadets traveled to New York City to visit the Tenement Museum and study the history of immigration in America. Throughout the trip cadets had a variety of opportunities to ponder the main question of the trip: "What does it mean to be an American?"

Welcome New Members of USMA Judo
9/20/2019

Welcome New Members of USMA JudoCongratulations to the new white belt cadets for earning a spot on the Judo team after a grueling two-week tryout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hockey Single Game Tickets On Sale
9/18/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's Rugby Shutout Quinnipiac
9/16/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parachute Getting Some Wind Tunnel Time
9/13/2019

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

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

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

The 15th Orienteering Skills Weekend
9/12/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Danny Wild Army West Point

Pereira Named Midfielder of the Week
9/10/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Roots of American Colonial Military Traditions
9/10/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Danny Wild Army West Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf Concludes Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invite
9/9/2019

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

Cadet Eden-Elizabeth Phillips
9/6/2019

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

Photo: Cadet Robert Norwood

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

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

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

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

Never Before Published Photographs
9/6/2019

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

Behind Enemy Lines
9/6/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Immersion Program in Uzbekistan
9/5/2019

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

Army Faces Big Test at Michigan
9/4/2019

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

The contest will air live on FOX with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

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

Photo: Danny Wild USA TODAY Sports

DAF Intellectual Battle at Trophy Point
9/4/2019

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

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

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

The Black Knights travel to No. 7 Michigan on Saturday for a game at 12 p.m. The contest will be carried live on Fox with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Danny Wild USA TODAY Sports

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

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

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

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

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

Volleyball Completes Sweep of Army Invitational
9/3/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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