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Army-Navy Uniform to Honor the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division

Army-Navy Uniform to Honor the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry DivisionThe 2019 Army-Navy Uniform tells the story of the soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the birth of airmobility during the Vietnam War. The division is unique in that throughout its existence, the Division has served as a Cavalry Division, an Infantry Division, an Air Assault Division and an Armored Division. Get your 1st Cav Gear here, now!

We honor the past by re-telling the story of the “First Team!” A story of valor, courage, and sacrifice. Inspired, humbled, and motivated by the soldiers that came before us, we don their patches, adopt their mottos, and hold their deeds close to our hearts.

The Tactical Mobility Requirements Board, which became known as “Howze Board” after its chairmen Hamilton H. Howze (USMA 1930), was created at the direct request of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to review and test new concepts integrating helicopters into the United States Army in light of looming conflicts like Vietnam. What became known as airmobility within the United States Army was a direct result of the Howze Board's findings.

Howze’s connections to West Point are deeply rooted. He and his brother, Major General Robert Lee Howze Jr. (USMA 1925), were both born at West Point while their father was serving as the Commandant of Cadets in 1908. The Army Football team’s practice field is named in honor of their father, Major General Robert Lee Howze (USMA 1888). Hamilton and his father are buried next to each other at the West Point Cemetery. Read more.

Cadets Participate in Celebrations of Poland’s Independence Day

Cadets Participate in Celebrations of Poland’s Independence DayPolish Culture Forum cadets led by Bartek Grzybowski, '21, participated in celebrations of Poland's Independence Day and One Hundred Years of Polish-US Diplomatic Relations.

Cadets heard presentations on Poland's role in the European Union and NATO deployments to Afghanistan as well as Polish American joint military efforts to secure the peace among Poland's neighbors in Ukraine and the Baltic states.

Poland's Ambassador to the US, Piotr Wilczek, who invited West Point cadets to the event, announced that in recognition of Poland's contributions to Euro-Atlantic alliance security Poland has been added to the US Visa Waiver Program. It allows Polish citizens up to ninety-day no-visa visits to the US.

While at the Ambassador's residence, cadets sampled Polish food and hospitality. They interacted with US and Polish military and business leaders as well as members of several foreign diplomatic representations. Travel was funded by a gift from the Irene Bujnoski Trust.

Kozlowski Tabbed Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month

Kozlowski Tabbed Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the MonthAfter posting a 7-2-0 record in November, Trevin Kozlowski of the Army West Point Hockey team was named the Atlantic Hockey Association's Goalie of the Month, announced by the league on Thursday.

Kozlowski was the team's backbone throughout November helping the team earn 21 points towards the Atlantic Hockey standings with six wins coming on the road. He recorded a .928 save percentage and a 1.79 goals against average and led the league in wins.

The Los Angeles, Calif., native allowed just three power play scores in the stretch and notched six performances with at least 20 saves.

Kozlowski and the Black Knights have five games in December beginning tonight and tomorrow at Tate Rink. Army hosts Bentley at 7 p.m. for both contests.

Men's Army Volleyball at NCAA Preseason Tournament

Men's Army Volleyball at NCAA Preseason TournamentArmy West Point Men's Volleyball traveled to Princeton University to participate in a NCAA preseason tournament. They were the only club team in attendance as every other team was a part of the NCAA (DI and D3). Cadets went into this tournament to be exposed to a higher level of volleyball, as well as to put their training this season to the test.

They defeated Ramapo 2-0, split with Vassar 1-1, fell to NJIT and Sacred Heart 0-2, the latter two teams being DI programs. This tournament helped with development, playing higher level teams. Army West Point Men's Volleyball is primed for the Spring Season and hungry to get back to in the gym for another shot at the National Championship next semester.

The Commandant's Reading List

The Commandant's Reading ListDon’t forget to head over to the Book Store to check out the Commandant’s reading list. This is an initiative to ensure West Point leaders are guiding soldiers to the best of their ability. The Commandant strongly believes reading is a way to learn from the past successfulness and failures of others, so that when faced with challenges soldiers are ready and prepared.

Men's Basketball Downs NJIT at Christl, 75-65

Men's Basketball Downs NJIT at Christl, 75-65Three Cadets scored in double-figures for the Army West Point Men's Basketball team as the Black Knights claimed a 75-65 home win against NJIT on Wednesday night at Christl Arena.

Tommy Funk was electric for the Black Knights (4-3), finishing with a season-best 23 points which included a 4-for-5 shooting performance from long range. The firstie point guard dictated the tempo from the start against the Highlanders (2-6) and dished out eight assists with just one turnover in over 36 minutes of action.

Matt Wilson turned in another solid performance, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double after putting up 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting to pair with nine boards. The Black Knights also got 14 points from Alex King as the third-year forward poured in 14 and reeled in five rebounds.

Off the bench, Josh Caldwell logged nine points on 3-of-4 shooting. His efforts were most notable on the defensive end though as the yearling tallied a season-high five steals and recorded a block. Read more.

Cadets Attend 79th Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance

Cadets Attend 79th Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner DanceCPT Nathaniel Sheehan from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering took nine Cadets from four different departments to the 79th Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – New York City Post.

The event was held in the Grand Hyatt across from Grand Central Station in New York City. SAME is dedicated to STEM initiatives and awarded 211 academic scholarships to students from 76 universities from across the country. One of the Cadets attending the event, Cadet Will Anderson, was awarded a $500 scholarship for his exemplary character, academic, military and physical performance as one of the top Cadets (ranked by CQPA) in Computer Sciences.

Guest speakers for the evening included MG Jeffrey L. Milhorn, USACE North Atlantic Division Commander; Rear Admiral Nathan Moore, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics of the U.S. Coast Guard; and Rear Admiral Edward Dieser, Chief Engineer of the United States Public Health Services; and other military and civilian leaders from academia, industry, and government agencies.

Women's Basketball Fights Off LIU's Comeback Bid

Women's Basketball Fights Off LIU's Comeback BidThe Army West Point Women's Basketball team warded off a late fourth quarter surge from LIU Wednesday evening, eventually defeating the Sharks, 67-60, in overtime.

For the second game in a row, Alisa Fallon stepped up and hit crucial late-game free throws. Trailing 56-54 in the final seconds, Fallon missed a layup, but she collected the rebound and drew a foul on the way back up with exactly three seconds remaining. Like she did against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, Fallon knocked down both of her free throws to force overtime.

In overtime Lindsey Scamman took over, registering six points to finish the evening with 17. Scamman was also huge on the glass throughout the contest, gathering a career-high 17 rebounds. Hope Brown collected a new career high with 20 points. The plebe was 3-of-5 from deep and was 7-of-9 at the charity stripe. Fallon also registered double-figures with 10 points. Read more.

Women’s Handball at the Houston Firehawks Club

Women’s Handball at the Houston Firehawks ClubWest Point Women’s Handball Black team trained with and competed against the Houston Firehawks Club team. The team travelled to Houston and spent Saturday training with the team and then played one game against them to wrap up the weekend.

The practice was led by the Houston Firehawks’ head coach which gave West Point Black the opportunity to learn some new drills to carry forth.

After the practice the two teams faced off and West Point Black came out victorious, 22-8! Yearling goalie, Tasia Stevens, just coming off a recent injury, played a fantastic game. The tournament provided Black with skills to work on.

This practice was key as Houston is another team West Point will face at Club Nationals in the Spring.

West Point Hosts Pianist Dr. Jeffrey Swann

West Point Hosts Pianist Dr. Jeffrey SwannWest Point had the distinct pleasure of hosting internationally renowned pianist Dr. Jeffrey Swann through the DFL Performing Arts Series. He performed Evocations du Coeur, on the 1898 Steinway, in Cullum Hall. His spectacular selections from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy demonstrated not only his remarkable technique but also his brilliant virtuosity. Dr. Swann totally enraptured his audience and cadets had an opportunity to experience a world-class performance.

Army-Navy Baseball to Play at Citizens Bank Park

Army-Navy Baseball to Play at Citizens Bank ParkArmy West Point Baseball, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Phillies, announced that Army and Navy will play a weekend series at Citizens Bank Park this spring.

There will be a single game played on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m., followed by a doubleheader on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 1 p.m. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

"It's an honor for the Phillies to host one of the most iconic rivalries in sports at Citizens Bank Park," said Phillies' President Andy MacPhail. "In addition to being able to support the city of Philadelphia's historic engagement with this rivalry, we look forward to welcoming both the Cadets and Midshipmen to our home as they take the field as part of this historic event."

"We are so excited to partner with the Philadelphia Phillies organization on this series," said Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie. "Our cadets will be treated like major league players and compete in an incredible ballpark while creating memories which will last for a lifetime."

This will be the first ever Army-Navy baseball series played in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to the Army-Navy football game, the city of Philadelphia also hosts the annual Army-Navy Cup in men's soccer.

Cassalia Picks up All-Region Recognition

Cassalia Picks up All-Region RecognitionFor the second year in a row, Sydney Cassalia was recognized nationally with a nod to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women's All-Region Team.

Cassalia had yet another stellar season in net for the Black Knights posting six shutouts, a 0.91 goals against average and 0.776 save percentage, while also notching an assist.

The junior goalkeeper led Army to a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the year to boost the Black Knights from as low as seventh in the standings to the third seed. In league-only games, she posted three shutouts, a 0.846 save percentage and 0.63 goals against average.

She has recorded 22-career shutouts to rank tied for second all-time in Army's record books and tied for eighth in the Patriot League.

Cassalia was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Year and an Academic All-Patriot League Team member. Last season, the junior captain was named first team All-Region.

Army Boxing Keeping Busy

Army Boxing Keeping Busy

The Army West Point Boxing team recently conducted Friday Night Fights. Winners of their bouts were: Will Naumann, Grace Martin, Kyle Taylor, Evan Walker, Ruby Romsland, and Brian Draper. The team also competed in the Malden Invitational. They went 12-1. Hunter Dempster won the best bout of the evening and Manny Ahoua was awarded with the most outstanding boxer award.

The Boxing team took a trip to New York City to box at the Union League Club. The team went 2-6; losing some close decisions but getting in some great work in the ring. The following weekend they traveled out to Chester, PA to box in the Chester Invitational. The team went 7-8 with a lot of new boxers getting their first experience boxing against other opponents.

3rd Annual Veteran's Day USMA/PHWFF Celebration

3rd Annual Veteran's Day USMA/PHWFF CelebrationThe Cadet Fly Fishing Club linked up with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) for the 3rd Annual Veteran's Day USMA/PHWFF Celebration on the Connetquot River on Long Island. Six cadets and two faculty enjoyed wonderful weather, fishing, and comradery. Veterans and others from PHWFF, Idle Hours Fishing Club, and Long Island Fly Rodders helped the cadets and shared stories with them. The cadets interacted with veterans helped by PHWFF and got to see how other clubs operate.

Weisgram '23 1st at SuperCross in Suffer, NY

Weisgram '23 1st at SuperCross in Suffer, NYThe Army Cycling Team raced in the SuperCross cyclocross event recently in Suffern, New York. The team represented West Point against both collegiate and professional riders, posting some spectacular finishes: Spencer Weisgram '23 won 1st place and took 3rd in his second race. Liz Huuki 20' represented the Army Team in the women's elite category racing against professional women's cross athletes and finished 3rd place for women under 23 Andrew Mergen 20' finished 8th.

Fallon, Hunter Earn Patriot League Weekly Awards

Fallon, Hunter Earn Patriot League Weekly AwardsThe Army West Point Women's Basketball team produced a sweep of the Patriot League's weekly awards. Alisa Fallon was tabbed the conference's player of the week, while Sabria Hunter was named the rookie of the week, the league announced Monday afternoon in a release.

This marks the third consecutive week that a member of the Black Knights earned the league's top freshman award.

Fallon registered a career-high 22 points in the Black Knights win over Fairleigh Dickinson. In the win she shot 7-of-13 from the field and was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line. She came up with some clutch free throws down the line, connecting on pair which tied the contest both near the end of regulation and near the conclusion of the first overtime. Against TCU, Fallon registered her first career double-double, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. She's now reached double-digit scoring in her last five contests.

Hunter corralled 15 rebounds and 11 points in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson to pick up her third double-double of the season. Of her 15 rebounds, eight came in the first quarter. Against TCU, she was tied for the team lead with 13 points, shooting 50 percent from the field (5-of-10) and was a perfect 3-of-3 from the line. This marks the second time this season that Hunter has earned the rookie of the week award. She was first awarded the distinction on November 18. Read more.

Hockey Closes November With Sweep of Canisius

Hockey Closes November With Sweep of CanisiusThe Army West Point Hockey team completed the Thanksgiving weekend sweep with a 3-2 win over Canisius at Key Bank Arena on Saturday.

For the second day in a row, the Black Knights had to withstand a comeback effort from the gritty Golden Griffins, and just like Friday night, Eric Butte closed the show with a game winning goal in the third period.

Four of the game's five goals were scored in a track meet of a second period, with Army netting the game's first two goals and Canisius scoring the next two.

The third period was scoreless through the first half of the frame before Butte was able to find an open space in the slot to send home the go-ahead goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the contest. Read more.

Hockey Receiving Votes in USCHO Coaches Poll

Hockey Receiving Votes in USCHO Coaches PollAfter a 3-0 week on the road, the Army West Point Hockey team has received national attention and received 17 votes in the USCHO.com Coaches Poll.

"I am really proud of how our team has been playing lately." Head Coach Brian Riley said. "It's nice to receive national recognition as a result, but we also understand that there is a lot of hockey left to be played this season. We will continue to work on getting better as a team each week."

The Black Knights had an outstanding week with a road victory over American International on Tuesday, 4-1, and then two wins at Canisius on Friday and Saturday.

Army has reached 10 wins this season thanks to a hot stretch in which the team has won six of its last seven matchups. The Cadets are currently tied for first in Atlantic Hockey standings as well with 24 points.

The Black Knights are currently second in the country for its power play with a .932 efficiency. Read more.

Women's Basketball Tops FDU in 2OT Thriller

Women's Basketball Tops FDU in 2OT ThrillerAlisa Fallon finished with a career-high 22 points, as the Army West Point Women's Basketball team edged Fairleigh Dickinson, 70-68, in double overtime. The win marks Dave Magarity's 250th as head coach of the program.

With 12 seconds left in the first overtime, Fairleigh Dickinson held the ball with the shot clock turned off and with a two-point advantage. However, the Black Knights forced an over-and-back on an inbound play to regain possession. Fallon proceeded to knock down a pair of clutch free throws to send the game to a second overtime. That sequence came after Fallon hit a pair of free throws with 41 seconds left in regulation, which proved to send the game to the first overtime.

Fallon finished the afternoon shooting 7-of-13 from the field and was a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe. The plebe duo of Kamryn Hall and Sabria Hunter also reached double-figures with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Read more.

Men's Basketball Bests Marist in Overtime

Men's Basketball Best Marist in OvertimeThe Army West Point Men's Basketball team trailed Hudson Valley Region foe Marist by five with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but managed to rally and defeat the Red Foxes, 66-64, in overtime.

Marist's Braden Bell knocked down a trey with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to the give the Red Foxes the 62-57 advantage. Lonnie Grayson answered back almost immediately after, connecting on a 3-ball of his own to cut Marist's lead back to two. The Cadets then forced a jump ball on the ensuing inbound play to regain possession before Tommy Funk hit a layup with 11 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.

The Black Knights had four members reach double-figures. Leading the way in the scoring effort was Matt Wilson, who finished with 16. Funk registered 14, while Tucker Blackwell (11) and Alex King (10) were the other two members to reach double-digits. Read more.

Strong Start Boosts Hockey to 4-1 Victory over AIC

Strong Start Boosts Hockey to 4-1 Victory over AICThe Army West Point hockey team's strong showing in the first period boosted the Black Knights to a 4-1 victory over American International on the road Tuesday night.

The Cadets went up 3-0 with 7:15 to go in the game, but the Yellow Jackets spoiled the shutout with a 6-on-4 score with 2:34 remaining. Army scored on the empty net to clinch the game by a 4-1 score.

Dominic Franco and John Laurito notched their first goals of the season and were joined by Mason Krueger and Zach Evancho in the scoring column.

Trevin Kozlowski kept AIC's high-scoring offense at bay, allowing one goal and pushing aside a career-high 35 shots. Read more.

Cadets Visit S&P Global Valor Program

Cadets Visit S&P Global Valor ProgramBlack and Gold Leadership Forum visited the S&P Global Valor Program at India House in New York City. Cadets spent time discussing leadership challenges and strategies within the military and private sectors through a two-case study discussion that covered leading organizations through change and mentorship and development of subordinates.

Photo: Cadet Andy Vu

Game Notes: Army at Hawai'i

Game Notes: Army at Hawai'iThe Black Knights travel to Hawai'i with a matchup against the Rainbow Warriors on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET.

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

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

The Black Knights head to the Aloha State on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET for a matchup with the Hawai'i. West Point is coming off a 47-6 victory over the VMI Keydets. Army will be honoring the 25th Infantry with their insignia on the back of its helmets. Read more.

Cadets Attend Reading of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Cadets Attend Reading of "A Raisin in the Sun"Cadets spent a few hours exploring the Museum of Modern Art before having a red carpet reception at the theater and being treated to a staged reading of A Raisin in the Sun. Military veterans and professional actors (sometimes both) enjoyed meeting the cadets, and several grads who had been members of Theatre Arts Guild as cadets were in attendance. The Q&A after the show was most touching, as actors and veterans shared their thoughts on how the arts can be an important part of military effectiveness, leadership, and humanity. The trip went very well.

Orienteering National Ranking in Ansonia

Orienteering National Ranking in AnsoniaThe West Point Orienteering Team traveled to Ansonia, CT to compete in a national ranking event earlier this month. The team had a terrific close to their Fall competition season. Some of the top performers were Cadets Sam Herzog '23, Corey Coleman '23, Gino Saponari '20, and Danny Riley '22. After this competition the Orienteering team transitioned into their winter training regimen to start preparing for next season.

Cadet Dance Soirée

Cadet Dance SoiréeThe Cadet Dance Soirée was held in the Cullum Hall Ballroom and the number of participants has more than tripled since last year. Cadets enjoyed demonstrating their reception etiquette, mingling social savvy, and dancing skills. The upper classmen and ladies mastered the perfectly “perfect” business casual dress code. Cadets said, “this has been so wonderful, it really gave us a break and we had a great time in this class. Is there going to be dance in the spring?”

CDT Van de Wall Receives Rhodes Scholarship

CDT Van de Wall Receives Rhodes ScholarshipCongratulations to First Captain, Cadet Daine Van de Wall, received the prestigious Rhodes Trust scholarship. The announcement came this past weekend after a competitive selection process. CDT Van de Wall is one of 32 Americans chosen to represent the United States as a Rhodes Scholar.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Hawai'i

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

The Black Knights will take on Hawai'i on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET in the. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"We are obviously getting ready for a long trip out to the University of Hawai'i. It's going to be a challenging game. They have an outstanding team. I can't say enough about what coach Rolovich has done there. They came in here last year and it was a fight all the way to the end. We were very fortunate to win the game. They're playing so well. I had a chance to watch them several times throughout the year. They are very physical and what's most impressive is that they have a plan both offensively and defensively and they stick to it and do a really good job with it. They're playing hard. From being a graduate assistant there at the beginning of my career, I just have a tremendous fondness for that program, the state, and how they support the University of Hawai'i team. It is an incredible place and it's going to be a great challenge for our team. Hopefully we'll do well traveling out there and be able to get rested and ready to play our best. We're going to need to." Read more.

Hall Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week

Hall Named Patriot League Rookie of the WeekFor the second consecutive week a member of the Army West Point Women's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.  After registering double-figures in both of the Black Knights' contests, Kamryn Hall earned the distinction. The award comes on the heels of Sabria Hunter earning the same honor last week.

Hall finished with 13 points against St. Francis Brooklyn on Wednesday. She entered the midway point with no points, before pouring in 13 in the second stanza. Hall shot 6-of-10 from the field and knocked down a 3-pointer.

On Saturday against Columbia, the Sacramento, Calif., native totaled 11 points and corralled a game-high 12 rebounds to secure her first career double-double. Hall surpassed her season total of 3-pointers made entering the contest, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond-the-arc. She also saw 34 minutes of action against Columbia, a new season high.

The Black Knights return to action tonight when it takes on TCU, a semifinalist in last season's WNIT, at 5 p.m.

Army Wrestling Cruises Past West Virginia

Army Wrestling Cruises Past West VirginiaThe Army West Point wrestling team scored early and often Sunday at Christl Arena, as the Black Knights won nine of 10 matches on their way to a 35-4 dual match win over West Virginia. "I thought we wrestled hard," said head coach Kevin Ward. "I thought our hustle was good and that led to some guys looking for some bonus points. We were in position in a couple matches where we could separate scores and give our guys that did that credit."

Four Cadets earned bonus point wins for Army (4-1), who move to 3-1 all-time against the Mountaineers (0-2). Competing in his first career dual, Andrew Wert Jr. looked impressive at 133 pounds, picking up a 10-0 major decision over Lucas Seibert. Corey Shie followed that up with an 18-2 technical fall at 141 pounds. Shie now has four bonus point wins on the season. The momentum continued for the Black Knights at 149 pounds. P.J. Ogunsanya picked up his second pin of the year in the second period to make it 18-0 Army after four matches.

"I just like to go out there on the mat and just work what I want to get done," said Ogunsanya."I like to go out there with a positive spirit and have fun with it." The top-billed match of the day came at 165 pounds between No. 10 Cael McCormick and No. 20 Nick Kiussis. After three tough periods, McCormick was able to score a takedown in the final 20 seconds to earn the 3-1 decision. Read more.

Mountaineering Multi-Pitch Climbs

Mountaineering Multi-Pitch ClimbsThe Mountaineering Club had a cold start, but it quickly turned into a beautiful day when the sun finally came out. The class of '23 was well represented as Cadets Hope Matthews, Colin Dyches and Garrett Dalley all went on multi pitch climbs and for some it was their first multipitch climb ever. The incredible ratio of ORs to cadets allowed for everyone to get out multi-pitching all day long from 8 am to 2 pm. Cadet George Plantenga assisted some climbers by helping them to retrieve gear from the wall that was left behind and returned it to them. Captain Gerrit Rummel and Firstie Ian Navarro and the ORs were also on the ‘sharp end’ leading the climbing on traditional gear.

Volleyball Knocks Off Colgate to Advance to Championship

Volleyball Knocks Off Colgate to Advance to ChampionshipFor the first time since 2015, the Army West Point Volleyball team is heading to the Patriot League Championship after defeating No. 2 Colgate 3-1 on Saturday. "I think today was about guts," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We talked to the team and we said -- 'how bad do you want this?' and they responded with an amazing effort. The seniors' leadership has been amazing. They didn't want their season to be done and they fought tooth-and-nail to make sure that tonight wasn't their final match."

The first set was a game of runs, with Colgate getting the better of it. After falling into a 5-1 hole, Army was able to even things at five. Colgate then got the score to 13-6 before Army rattled off five straight to make it 13-11. The Black Knights were never able to take the lead though, as Colgate took the first set 25-20."In that first set, I think there was a bit of nerves," Kovaci Lee said. "Colgate is a very good team, they are 15-1, and they showed us that we were going to have to fight tonight."

The Black Knights jumped ahead from the start of set two, taking a 10-3 lead early. That lead held throughout the set despite a late push from Colgate. The Raiders cut the lead to 22-20 before Army was able to close the door and win the set 25-21. After hitting .093 in set one, the Cadets hit an impressive .361 in set two. Read more.

Hockey Snaps Streak, Defeats RIT at Home

Hockey Snaps Streak, Defeats RIT at HomeThe Army West Point Hockey team snapped RIT's nine-game unbeaten streak this past Friday night with a 2-1 victory in front of its home crowd. The Black Knights had yet another perfect penalty kill denying the Tigers on three chances, including a 6-on-4 advantage with under two minutes to play. Trevin Kozlowski was seven seconds away from his first-career shutout and turned away 23 shots.

Tucker DeYoung and Matt Berkovitz scored their first goals of the season tonight as John Zimmerman increased his point streak to three games. The Black Knights controlled the pace of play in the first period outshooting RIT 10-3. Army hit two pipes in the second frame before putting one in the back of the net. With 20 seconds remaining on the power play, DeYoung scored his first of the year to give Army a 1-0 lead. Read more.

Sprint Football with 15 All-CSFL Performers

Sprint Football with 15 All-CSFL PerformersA total of 15 members of the Army Sprint Football team were named All-CSFL performers for the 2019 season, the league announced in a release Friday afternoon. The Black Knights had a total of six members tabbed to the first team, four to the second team and five earned honorable mention nods.

Tate Blessinger, NaVonte Dean, Garrett Dunn, Ryan Leach, Seppi Ortman and Tom Williamson all earned first team all-league honors. Bobby Downing, Alex Sobeski, Onorino Tamburri and Desmond Young were all named second team all-CSFL performers. Rounding out the group were Jackson Brock, Justin Charette, Nitai Chun, Matthew Sauter and Ryan Sullivan, who received honorable mention.

Blessinger led the team with 40 tackles (25 solo) on the season. The Jasper, Ind., native was also second on the team in tackles for a loss, with 10.5. Against Post, Blessinger registered his second career interception and returned it 40 yards. This marks his second time being tabbed to the All-CSFL First Team, as he earned the same distinction last year.

Dean led the team with 13.0 tackles for a loss, 10.5 of which were marked as sacks. His top performance came against Navy in the CSFL Championship when he totaled 10 tackles, including three sacks. Against St. Thomas Aquinas, he registered his first career pick six on a 54-yard interception returned to the end zone. This is the second consecutive year that he has earned first team honors. Read more.

Model Arab League at NERMAL

Model Arab League at NERMALEleven cadets from the Model Arab League traveled to Northeastern University in Boston to participate in the Northeast Regional Model Arab League (NERMAL) earlier this month. A regional qualifying competition for the National University Model Arab League in April 2020. Cadets did an exceptional job representing six separate councils and learned a great deal about current Middle East policy issues. Cadets will represent Saudi Arabia in the national competition in the spring.

Christiansen a Semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy

Christiansen a Semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT TrophyArmy firstie linebacker and second-year captain Cole Christiansen has been named one of nine semifinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation on Thursday night. The award, now in its 16th season, recognizes a defensive 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. A national voter panel will choose the winner for the award that will be presented by Ronnie Lott at the Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Show on December 15th at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Four finalists will be invited to attend the event. Joel Klatt, with FOX Sports, will serve as the master of ceremonies and Marcellus Wiley, also with FOX Sports, will be the keynote speaker.

The winner's university will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund while the three runners-up will each receive $5,000 for their schools. Joining Christiansen as semifinalists are Derrick Brown (Auburn), Jordan Fuller (Ohio State), Brandon Jones (Texas), Kenneth Murray (Oklahoma), Chris Orr (Wisconsin), Isaiah Simmons (Clemson), Curits Weaver (Boise State) and Evan Weaver (Cal).

Christiansen leads Army's linebacker unit and has made 33 career starts. In 42 career games, Christiansen has made 262 total tackles (22ndin program history), 148 solo stops (21st), 19.5 TFLs (28th), 2.5 sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and four pass breakups. Read more.

Glee Club Performs in Iowa and Nebraska

Glee Club Performs in Iowa and NebraskaThe Glee Club traveled to Omaha, NE, where they performed first for patients at the VA Hospital for Nebraska and Western Iowa. The following day they performed a full concert to an audience of about 500 at Ralston High School, Ralston, NE.

Cadets Attend USNA's Women in STEM

Cadets Attend USNA's Women in STEMThe Cadet Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers attended the United States Naval Academy’s (USNA) first Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Conference and the 10th Science & Engineering Conference (NASEC). Participants listened to keynote speakers on the importance of STEM, heard a panel discuss workplace challenges, and engaged in small group discussions on best practices in inclusive leadership.

The speaker that most inspired the cadet participants was CAPT Overstreet, Deputy Superintendent, USNA. CAPT Overstreet shared how her STEM background helped prepare her for a professional career as a Naval Aviation Officer. The next day, the cadets transitioned to the 9th NASEC, which USNA hosts annually with the intent to bring policy makers and science advisors together with university faculty and students to discuss significant science and engineering challenges. The conference theme for NASEC 2019 was Oceans: Exploration, Conservation, and Extreme Events.

2-Day Book Signing with Warren Wilkens

The Book Store hosted a 2-day book signing that was sponsored by the Oral History Department. Warren Wilkens, author of Nine Days in May, was accompanied by five Vietnam Veterans that are cited in the book.

CDT Huuki '20 Takes 3rd at Cyclocross

CDT Huuki '20 Takes 3rd at CyclocrossThe Army Cycling Team raced in the Northampton International cyclocross event recently. The team fought hard despite icy conditions representing West Point finishing the race with some spectacular finishes: Spencer Weisgram class '23 finished in the top 10 out of a field of 150 men. -Liz Huuki class '20 represented the Army Team in the women’s elite category racing against professional women’s cross athletes and finished 3rd place.

Men's Volleyball at the Hardwood Classic

Men's Volleyball at the Hardwood ClassicArmy West Point Men's Volleyball traveled to Michigan State for the Hardwood Classic. The tournament involved 28 Division I teams and 23 Division II teams from all over the country for competitive play. The team separated into A's and B's, with the A-team competing in Division I, and B-team in Division II. After the first day of pool play both teams earned a spot in the silver brackets. Both teams made it to their respective finals, with the B's winning their bracket with a victory over a Michigan State University squad and the A's falling to the University of Michigan in their silver bracket finals. MAV earned wins over Iowa, Olivet, Western Michigan, and Michigan State among others. The tournament was a great growing experience for all players and allowed some to experience for the first time a longer tournament in preparation for next semester as some tournaments extend for four days.

Cadets Attend the Annual Policymakers Conference

Cadets Attend the Annual Policymakers ConferenceMAJ Hardwick and eight Model Arab League cadets traveled to Washington D.C. to take part in the annual Policymakers conference. Cadets received briefs and roundtable discussions from many prominent military, political, and academic leaders - including CENTCOM commanders, and former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. HRH Prince Turki bin Faisal. Cadets learned about U.S.-Arab relations and ongoing challenges and threats in the Middle East region.

Army Football Announces 2020 Schedule

Army Football Announces 2020 ScheduleArmy football has released its 2020 schedule. The slate includes six home games at Michie Stadium.

Highlighting the 2020 schedule will be a Sept. 26 home matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners. Additionally, Army will host rival Air Force on Nov. 7 and travel to Tulane on November 14. The Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on December 12.

Army will open up the season on Friday night against Bucknell on Sept. 4. Other home matchups include Princeton (October 10), Eastern Michigan (October 17) and Buffalo (October 24).

The Black Knights' road schedule includes games at Rice (September 12), Miami (Ohio – October 3), Tulane (November 14), UMass (November 21) and UConn (November 28). Read more.

Council of Korean-American’s Empower Summit

Council of Korean-American’s Empower SummitKorean American Relations Seminar (KOAM) traveled to Washington DC to attend the Council of Korean-American’s Empower Summit. The trip was a tremendous success, cadets learned about leadership while socializing with other emerging leaders.

Volleyball Advances to Patriot League Semis

Volleyball Advances to Patriot League SemisThe Army West Point Volleyball team opened the Patriot League Tournament with a 3-1 quarterfinals victory over Loyola (Md.) on Tuesday. The win advances the Black Knights to a semifinal's matchup with #2 Colgate in Washington, D.C. on Saturday November 23.

"This was a great win," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "Loyola came to play tonight and we had to fight for it, and I am happy with how our team responded."

That fight started early on in the match, as both teams hit over .300 in the first set. Sydney Morriss' eight first set kills paved the way for a 25-23 set victory for Army. The second set was quite different, with both teams hitting under .100, Loyola was able to rebound and win the set 25-22 to even the match. Army relied on their net-front play in the third, recording seven blocks en route to a 25-22 set win. In the fourth, Army's offense returned to its first set form, hitting a match-best .341 to win the set 25-21 clinch the match 3-1.

"Our seniors have done so much for this program, so it was so nice to see them close out their home careers with a win," Kovaci Lee said. "No matter who Sydney and Courtney had in front of them, they were scoring. I said just keep giving balls to Sydney because she was ready for everything and Courtney taking that big swing to clinch the match, that shows mental toughness." Read more.

Women’s Handball Perfect at Penn

Women’s Handball Perfect at PennThe West Point Women’s Handball team competed in a scrimmage tournament at Penn State the recently. Three years ago, West Point travelled to Penn State to help them start up a program, now Penn State has two full teams and are tough competition at College Nationals. Both West Point Black and West Point Gold played incredibly well. West Point Black went 3-0 against Penn State Blue, winning 18-16, 19-17 and 22-15. West Point Gold also went 3-0 against Penn State White, winning 13-3, 14-5 and 18-3.

The scrimmages gave both teams more practice time and allowed a look at the competition before the official college games and College Nationals in the Spring. Of note, Cadet Chloe Schretzman ’22 and Cadet Adrianna Biederman ’21 stepped up to play the circle position since Black’s starting circle couldn’t be there. Black adjusted well to the change and the games were exciting to watch. This tournament was also intended to assist Penn State in learning how to host a tournament in hopes that they will host College Nationals in the future. The wins are a promising sign for games later this semester and into College Nationals in the spring.

Kozlowski, Zimmerman Receive AHA Weekly Honors

Kozlowski, Zimmerman Receive AHA Weekly HonorsFollowing their outstanding performances in Army West Point Hockey's series sweep over Holy Cross, John Zimmerman and Trevin Kozlowski both received recognition by the Atlantic Hockey Association. Zimmerman picks up Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Kozlowski was named the Goalie of the Week.

Zimmerman, who hails from Arlington, Texas, had a standout weekend as the Black Knights earned their first conference sweep of the season. The cow defender led the team with four points after scoring on the power play and gaining three helpers.

He finished with a plus-3 rating in the two games, blocked four shots, and helped anchor an Army penalty-kill unit that went perfect in nine chances.

Kozlowski had another solid performance in net for the Cadets. He posted the best save percentage and goals against average of any goalie who started two games in the league last weekend, with 0.963 and 1.00 marks, respectively. Kozlowski allowed one goal in each game and has been a key factor in Army's penalty kill success, which leads the nation at 97.5 percent.

The Black Knights will be home at Tate Rink on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (4 p.m.) versus RIT.

More Training for Philly

More Training for PhillyThe Army West Point Team led by Cadet Ryan French completed a 20-mile training run on the Orange County Heritage Trail. The team is continuing with this train up for the Philadelphia Marathon coming up on November 24. The long runs are considered a critical component of endurance training. All runners completed the run within their predetermined goal window and are looking forward to racing in the marathon.

Cycling #1 Point Scorer in the ECCC

Cycling #1 Point Scorer in the ECCCA small crew from the USMA Cycling team raced in the Really Rad Cyclocross festival in Massachusetts earlier this month. The USMA cycling team is currently the Number One Point scorer in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) against teams such as UVM, Boston University, Williams College, Yale, MIT, and many more.

Drill at 12th Annual CNY Veterans Day Parade & Expo in Syracuse

Drill at 12th Annual CNY Veterans Day Parade & Expo in SyracuseThe Drill team performed at the 12th Annual CNY Veterans Day Parade and Expo in Syracuse, NY. The CNY Veterans Day Parade is an annual event held at the NYS Fairgrounds to honor America’s veterans and their service to the nation. More than 100 organizations took part in the Expo. The Drill Team performed its exhibition routine at the expo and marched in the parade. Team members interacted with veterans and civilians alike, professionally representing the United States Military Academy. This included NY State Assembly Members William B. Magnarelli and Didi Barrett.

Hunter Tabbed Patriot League Rookie of the Week

Hunter Tabbed Patriot League Rookie of the WeekAfter helping lead a second half comeback against service academy foe Air Force, Sabria Hunter, of the Army West Point Women's Basketball team, was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

With the Black Knights heading into the second half trailing by 17, Hunter scored the first six points to ignite a 9-2 Army run to open the new stanza. The Austintown, Ohio, native registered 13 points in the final two quarters of play, shooting 6-of-8 from the field in that span.

Hunter finished with a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds, marking her first career double-double. She also registered a game-high two blocks. The rookie has reached double figures in two of her first three career games.

The Black Knights return to action tomorrow when they take on St. Francis Brooklyn at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Eckford, Barnhorst Receive League Honors

Eckford, Barnhorst Receive League HonorsThe Patriot League announced Monday that Monica Eckford '21 and Emmy Barnhorst '22 of the Army West Point Volleyball team have been named to the All-Patriot League team.

Eckford, the team's leader in blocks-per-set, was named to the All-Patriot League First Team and Barnhorst, the team's points and total blocks leader, earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors.

"In my opinion, Monica and Emmy are the best middles in the conference," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "It is great to see them both being recognized by the Patriot League."

Eckford finished second in the Patriot League with 1.12 blocks-per-set and seventh in the league with a .287 hitting percentage. Barnhorst was second in total blocks with 104 and ninth in hitting percentage with a .275 mark.

"They both have great work ethic and never take a rep off in practice," Kovaci Lee said. "Emmy and Monica are great teammates and will always put the team first. These are well deserved honors for both of them."

Army will host Loyola in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. at Gillis Field House.

Hot Shooting Lifts Black Knights to Bounce-Back Win Over FDU

Hot Shooting Lifts Black Knights to Bounce-Back Win Over FDUThe offense was firing on all cylinders as the Army West Point Men's Basketball team put up a season-high in points to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson, 81-65, on Monday night at Christl Arena.

The Black Knights (2-2) received contributions from everyone in the lineup as all nine Cadets who played against the Knights (1-3) scored. Lonnie Grayson was on fire from beyond-the-arc, knocking down a career-best six 3-pointers on eight attempts to match his career-high scoring total of 19 points. The cow guard also accounted for five boards and four assists in the home win.

Matt Wilson was a force on both ends of the floor and posted his second consecutive double-double. The Alexandria, Ky., native ended his night with 16 points and a team-high 14 boards, one shy of his career-high mark set last season.

Alex King eclipsed the double-digit point total for the first time this season as he tallied 12 in the scoring column, while yearling guard Jordan Coleman recorded a career-high 10. Read more.

Men's Volleyball Takes 3rd at George Mason University

Men's Volleyball Takes 3rd at George Mason UniversityThe Men's Army Volleyball team participated in a tournament hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. They entered the tournament with an A-team and B-team to maximize time played for everyone. The A-team earned wins over American University, Georgetown University, Towson University, and finished in 3rd place. The B-team split with George Washington University and George Mason University.

Model UN Team at the Georgetown University NCSC

Model UN Team at the Georgetown University NCSCTwelve cadets of the West Point Model United Nations (MUN) Team traveled to Crystal City, VA to participate in the Georgetown University Model United Nations Conference (NCSC) hosted by Georgetown University.

NCSC presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, cultivate negotiation skills, and represent the U.S. Army and USMA in a professional and positive way to a student audience. Schools in attendance included the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Florida International University, and UC Berkeley, among many others.

Cadets were able to participate in a number of interesting and dynamic debate topics, including, but not limited to; the United Nations Conference on Water, the Microsoft Board of Directors, the United Nations Security Council, a historical simulation of the Afghan Parliament, and an ASEAN Defense Meeting.

Men's Team Handball Beats Air Force

Men's Team Handball Beats Air ForceArmy West Point Black traveled out to Colorado Springs to take on the Air Force academy during "Beat Air Force Week" and they did not disappoint. From the moment the match began, West Point Black proved to be too much and won 40-28.

Parachute Jumps to Start the NYC Marathon

Parachute Jumps to Start the NYC MarathonThe West Point Black Knights Parachute Team was honored to have three jumpers fly over the NYC Marathon where 60,000+ spectators prepared to start the race. The team’s Coach Tom Falzone, Officer in Charge Captain Arthur Murphy, and Cadet Camm Johnson all participated in the annual demonstration. The Black Knights were accompanied by the NYC Police Department and the 353rd Civil Affairs Battalion during the demonstration.

Cadets Receive ACM from SecArmy for Saving Man's Life

Cadets Receive ACM from SecArmy for Saving Man's LifeLeaving the garrison commander's office following a briefing about his capstone project, CDT Zachary Aloma '20 had two choices of how to walk back to central area. He could have walked along the street by Eisenhower Hall and gone through the Beat Navy tunnel before crossing the road near the commandant's house. The other option was to take the historic trail with its "Use at your own risk" sign.

On October 19 Aloma decided to go off the beaten path and take a trail he had never walked in his more than three years at West Point. Looking back at that day, he says it was fate and God that had him take the historic trail that day because as he emerged from the path near the Beat Navy House, he was needed to help save the life of a visitor who had suffered a heart attack.

"That's a trail I normally would never take, but that day I felt like I wanted to take it," Aloma said.

After a day of classes CDT Hudson Durfield '23 was excited to see his family for the first time since Acceptance Day in August. They had arrived in town the night before for Family Weekend and were planning to meet him at Trophy Point after his classes were done for the day. Instead of just meeting them at Trophy Point, Durfield decided to walk and meet them halfway bringing him, much like Aloma, to a spot on post he almost never traveled to.

Aloma and Durfield both arrived near the Beat Navy House a little after 4 p.m. that afternoon soon after a man who was leaving the Catholic Chapel collapsed onto the ground.

"It felt like providence (to be) in the right place at the right time," Durfield said.

Walking toward the meeting point with his family, Durfield saw his mom and one of his brothers coming his way. Something felt off, though. His dad and two other brothers had crossed the street and were looking at something on the ground instead of walking to meet him. Full story.

Wrestling Captures Team Title at Host Invite

Wrestling Captures Team Title at Host InviteThe Army West Point Wrestling team continued its strong start to the season Sunday, as the Black Knights won three individual titles, as well as the top overall team crown at its host invite.

"I thought the guys competed really hard," said head coach Kevin Ward. "We talked about before the tournament, that as long as you go out there and fight and you can walk off the mat saying I gave everything I had, we can improve from that."

Army finished with an impressive 140 point team total, tops among the eight teams in attendance. Penn State was second overall with 127.5 points, and Central Michigan rounded out the top three with 107.5.

The Black Knights also sent six wrestlers to respective finals, with the three individual champions coming at 165, 184, and 197 pounds.

Firstie Cael McCormick went 3-0, with three decision wins on the day. He won a 9-7 affair in the final against Richard Stamm of Hofstra. Read more.

Hockey Completes the Sweep, Contains Holy Cross 3-1

Hockey Completes the Sweep, Contains Holy Cross 3-1The Army West Point Hockey team completed its weekend sweep of Holy Cross on Saturday with a 3-1 victory.

Michael Wilson's goal 3:03 into the game set the tone for the Black Knights. Eric Butte netted the game-winning goal and Cody Fleckenstein was also on the scoring sheet.

For the eighth game in a row, the Black Knights had a perfect penalty kill. Backed by Trevin Kozlowski's 24 saves the Cadets have denied 34 straight opponent man advantages.

The Black Knights picked things up right where they left off from last night with a goal 3:03 into the action. Wilson sparked the offense with the first goal of the night from the right circle to put Army up 1-0. Read more.

Football Runs Past VMI for Senior Day Win

Football Runs Past VMI for Senior Day WinWith 594 yards on the ground, the Army West Point Football team powered past VMI for a, 47-6, senior day win at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Kelvin Hopkins Jr., who came into the game to replace Jabari Laws late in the opening quarter, logged a career-best 208 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries for the Black Knights (5-6). Prior to exiting the contest, Laws had success running the football against the Keydets (4-7) as the second-year quarterback went for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Christian Anderson, Connor Slomka and Kell Walker also all found pay dirt to add to Army's successful rushing performance. Slomka was responsible for three of the Black Knights' seven touchdowns in the game.

Defensively, it was Cole Christiansen pacing the Cadets with 10 tackles in his final game at Michie Stadium. Malkelm Morrisson, Cedrick Cunningham Jr. and Jeremiah Lowery each came away with five tackles apiece. Kwabena Bonsu found his way into the VMI backfield several times and he tallied a team-best two sacks. Read more.

Volleyball Completes Regular Season With 20th Win

Volleyball Complete Regular Season With 20th WinThe Army West Point Volleyball team closed out the regular season with its 20th win of the season on Saturday vs. Loyola. The Black Knights now head to the Patriot League tournament on a five-match winning streak and have clinched a home match on Tuesday night against Loyola at Gillis Field House. "I am proud of the team for fighting for this win," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "I thought we played well in three of the four sets. Our middles did a great job and led our team and our blocking got better towards the end of the match."

Army posted hitting percentages above .300 in three of the match's four sets, highlighted by a .400 mark in the deciding fourth set where the Cadets won 25-12. Emmy Barnhorst was the top offensive threat on the night, recording 13 kills and seven total blocks in the contest. She closes out the regular season as the team's leader in blocks and second on the team in kills. Monica Eckford was tied for the team lead in the match with 13 kills. Read more.

Men's Cross Country Ends Season At Northeast Regional

Men's Cross Country Ends Season At Northeast RegionalThe Army West Point Men's Cross Country team finished seventh at the NCAA Northeast Region Cross Country Championships on Friday.

With weather causing dangerous running conditions this weekend, the race was moved from Audubon Golf Course to a road course on the University of Buffalo campus. The Black Knights started strong, sitting second through 3.5k of the 10k race, but the Cadets were unable to keep their pace in the second half, falling to seventh at 5.6k where they would ultimately finish.

Firstie Robbie Santoyo was the team's top finisher, crossing the line 30th at 29:41.3. Yearling Marshall Beatty placed shortly behind in 38th at 29:43.0 and firstie Ben Petrella was 46th at 29:51.6. Plebe Garrett Gough, the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, placed 69th and firstie Roman Ollar, who qualified as an individual for the NCAA Championship in 2018, placed 75th. Read more.

Women's XC Closes Out Season at NCAA Northeast Regional

Women's XC Closes Out Season at NCAA Northeast RegionalThe Army West Point Women's Cross Country team placed 15th at the NCAA Northeast Region Cross Country Championships on Friday.

The result is the team's best overall finish since they placed 14th in 2014. The Black Knights were led by plebe Alexandra Gibbs who placed 55th with a time of 20:52.2. Gibbs' finish is the best by a Cadet since Madison Hill finished 41st in 2015.

Cow Mika Andrews finished shortly behind in 68th at 20:58.4. Two other Black Knights placed in the top-100, as Dominique Shultz placed 88th and Sam Coletti finished 92nd.

"We ran at the same level that we have all year long. Our women packed up nicely and did a nice job of managing the race. In particular, I thought Allie had a strong race. She was pretty aggressive, and it worked well for her. Mika really pushed the middle of the race and passed a lot of people. Dominque was able to close very well. She has really started to improve of late and has done a nice job of competing well throughout the races. Sam and Ramsey were our 4th and 5th and closed their careers with a nice effort today. Overall, we adapted well to the changes that were thrown at us and we beat the teams we were supposed to beat. This was a strong effort today for this group of women." Said Head Coach Mike Smith. Read more.

Riley Accepts Invite to Play in East-West Shrine Bowl

Riley Accepts Invite to Play in East-West Shrine BowlArmy West Point defensive back and firstie captain Elijah Riley has accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Bowl. This year's East-West Shrine Bowl will take place on Jan. 18, 2020. Kickoff from St. Petersburg, Florida is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

Riley has made 39 career starts, including 28-straight for the Black Knights. He was recently named one of 14 semifinalists for the 2019 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award. The award is given to a defensive back and is based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character.

A native of Port Jefferson, N.Y., Riley's three forced fumbles are tied for eighth in the nation, while his three interceptions are good for a share of 24th. He has had a hand in six takeaways this season.

In 41 career games, he has 187 tackles (133 solo), with seven interceptions, 20 pass breakups (T-2nd in program history), 26 passes defended (3rd), three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 6.5 sacks (T-18th), and 17 TFLs. He additionally has two defensive touchdowns in his career, which is tied for eighth nationally among active players.

The East-West Shrine Bowl is the longest running college all-star football game in the nation. For more than 90 years, some of football's greatest athletes and coaches have contributed to the tradition of the East-West Shrine Bowl. Players like Gale Sayers, Tom Brady, John Elway, Allan Page, Dick Butkus, Brett Favre, Gino Marchetti and Walter Payton, along with coaches Don Shula, Dick Vermeil, Paul "Bear" Bryant and Jerry Glanville, to name a few, have supported the East-West Shrine Bowl. Read more.

Ultimate Frisbee at the Minute Club Invitational

Ultimate Frisbee at the Minute Club InvitationalThe USMA Ultimate Frisbee Team participated in the New York Minute club invitational tournament in the Bronx. The tournament was originally scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday but was shortened to Saturday due to weather. The team finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. The point spread was only two points in each of their losses, demonstrating its ability to complete with much more experienced teams.

Aviation Takes 3rd at NIFA Region VII Competition

Aviation Takes 3rd at NIFA Region VII CompetitionThe West Point Aviation Team took 3rd Place overall in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VII competition recently. Beautiful weather on Friday and Saturday gave way to clouds and rain, making it impossible to conduct the message drop competition, instead competing in a spirited game of Corn Hole, which, the cadets won.

Model UN Team Earns Outstanding Large Delegation Award

Model UN Team Earns Outstanding Large Delegation AwardNine cadets of the United States Military Academy Model United Nations team traveled to New Haven, CT to participate in the Yale University Model United Nations Conference (SCSY) hosted by Yale University, and earned the "Outstanding Large Delegation" award, which is equivalent to second place. SCSY presented the cadets from the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs and represent the U.S. Army and USMA in a professional and positive way to a student audience.

Schools in attendance included Princeton University, UC Berkeley, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania, among many others. Cadets participated in several interesting debate topics including but not limited to; the challenges of negotiating foreign relationships and economic interactions in the Taiwan Strait, the military conflict of the Peloponnesian War, the Kashmir conflict, and a historical simulation of the NAFTA Renegotiations.

Branch Night for the Class of 2020

Branch Night for the Class of 2020There was something in the air at West Point last night, and it wasn’t the cold arctic blast that is shattering low temperature records from the Plains states to the Northeast. It was a swell of excitement mixed with a tinge of anxiety.

“It began at our command meeting on Sunday,” said CDT Mischa Turner ’20. “There were a lot more smiles than usual, and that’s how I could tell everybody was feeling it.”

“It” is Branch Night, the night on which firsties learn the Army branch in which they will be serving for at least the next five years. For many cadets, Branch Night ranks second only to Graduation as the most momentous event in the 47-month experience.

“It is finally our time,” said CDT Mary Kate Beachler ’20. “This is the first time we will have an answer as to what to expect in the near future, the first time we can start to really appreciate what comes after West Point.” Full story.

Women's Basketball Erases 21-Point Deficit to Beat Air Force

Women's Basketball Erases 21-Point Deficit to Beat Air ForceAfter trailing by as many as 21 points, the Army West Point Women's Basketball team used a strong second half to come back and beat service academy foe Air Force, 68-66, Wednesday evening at Clune Arena. Leading the second half push were Sabria Hunter and Alisa Fallon. Hunter, who scored eight of the Black Knights' first 10 points in the second half, shot 6-of-8 from the field in the final 20 minutes. Fallon took over in the fourth quarter, scoring eight points including a pair of threes.

Army shot 58.1 percent from the field (18-of-31) in the second half and was 44.4 percent from beyond the arc (4-of-9). The Black Knights held the Falcons to 30.9 percent shooting (13-of-42) in the same half. With the win, Dave Magarity now owns a record of 7-2 against the Falcons and is 4-0 in games played at Air Force. The 14th-year head coach holds a mark of 249-152 at Army. Hunter registered her second career double-digit scoring game, finishing with 16 points. Additionally, the plebe forward collected 10 rebounds to record her first career double-double. Read more.

2020 Friendship Four Matchups Set

2020 Friendship Four Matchups SetEstablished in 2015, the Friendship Four has quickly become one of the premier events of the college hockey season. The event has featured pairs of ECAC Hockey and Hockey East teams squaring off each November since its inception. But, for the 2020 Friendship Four, Atlantic Hockey will graciously enter the fold.

Three Atlantic Hockey teams will make the trans-Atlantic flight next fall to participate in next year's event. They are Army West Point, Mercyhurst, and Sacred Heart. They'll join Quinnipiac from the ECAC to make up the four-team field.

The Friendship Four originated following the Boston/Belfast Sister City agreement made in 2014. It celebrates the partnership which is intended to foster stronger cultural, economic, and academic relationships between Northern Ireland and America. The tournament quickly grew from a Boston-Belfast concept into a Hockey East-ECAC event with the two leagues' representatives battling for the Belpot trophy. Now, an Atlantic Hockey team will have the ability to raise the Belpot next November.

"Atlantic Hockey and its member institutions are extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Friendship Four", said Commissioner DeGregorio. "We want to thank Shane (Johnson), the Belfast Giants, and the rest of the Friendship Four organizing committee for extending the invitation to what has become one of the most popular events of the college hockey season." Read more.

Cadets Preparing for the Philadelphia Marathon

The Army West Point Marathon team conducted an 18-mile aerobic run in Sleepy Hollow, NY in preparation for the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon on November 24, with the goal of earning a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon.

The long runs, those over 15 miles, are critical to the team’s success racing the marathon distance. Nine dedicated team members braved the rain and low temperatures to test their limits. Their hard work will reap benefits as the distances continue to increase.

Water Polo at the Hamilton College Tournament

Water Polo at the Hamilton College TournamentThe Army Water Polo team brought the full 20-man roster to compete in the New York area state tournament at Hamilton College. The team traveled with team OIC COL Michael Benson and Coach Chris Judge. Starting out competing against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Columbia on Saturday winning both games with scores of (21-5) and (18-6) respectively and qualifying Army for the championship game on Sunday.

Early Sunday afternoon, the Army team competed against Cornell winning the championship with a score of 8-7 capturing a national tournament placement spot to compete in Pittsburgh. With the three strong wins on the weekend, the team extends its win streak in the New York Division to 44 straight wins in conference play.

The team fought extremely hard in the final win with Plebe Goalie Mason Calbert making several crucial saves to hold Cornell defensively. Clutch goals by Captain, Chris Onorato(14), Aaron Chough(6), Sebastian Houng(11), and Cooper Smith(9) propelled the team to victory in an extremely close, defensive battle in the championship game of the weekend.

Men's Handball Off to a Good Start

Men's Handball Off to a Good StartThe Army West Point Men's Handball teams began their season with the first The Northeast Team Handball League (NTHL) tournament at Arvin Gymnasium. AWP Black beat both of their opponents (Washington, D.C. and University of West Virginia) by wide margins. AWP Gold lost all three of their matches (NYC-2, WVU, and DC) by razor thin margins, but being such a young and inexperienced team, they will undoubtedly be competitive as the season wears on.

Boxing at the Chuck Davey Boxing Classic

Boxing at the Chuck Davey Boxing ClassicThe Army West Point Boxing team traveled to Detroit, MI to compete in the annual Chuck Davey Boxing Classic at the Detroit Athletic Club recently. The annual event sets up nine matches with each of the service academies boxing three matches against each other. Army and Air Force tied this year going 4-2. Navy went 1-5. Air Force won the tiebreaker with Army losing two of its three matches against Air Force. The DAC also held their first female bout this year. Cadet Evan Walker (Army) won the premier bout. This event is one of the only events outside of the national championship where Navy will box against us. AWP Boxing winners at the event were: Evan Walker, Adrian Albin, Manny Ahoua, and Lawrence Shepherd.

CDT Huuki Takes First in Women's Cyclocross

CDT Huuki Takes First in Women's CyclocrossThe Army West Point Cycling team began its Cyclocross season with a huge victory for firstie Liz Huuki who placed first in the collegiate division and second in the women’s elite alongside Pro Cyclocross riders.

Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to Four

Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to FourThe Army West Point Volleyball team claimed its fourth consecutive victory with a straight sets win over Lafayette on Tuesday. Entering the night with just two games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Black Knights aimed to continue their hot streak towards the Patriot League tournament.

Despite winning 3-0, Army had to fight for this one, surviving strong pushes from the Leopards in sets one and three. The Cadets played their best ball in the second, taking the game 25-14. Two Cadets reached double digit kills, as Allie Strong had 12 and Monica Eckford had 11 kills. It was another efficient offensive night for Eckford, who recorded a .400 hitting percentage. 

"Lafayette played very good volleyball today," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We, as a team, were in agreement after the match that we didn't play our best volleyball, but we managed to stay tough in some crucial situations and we took care of business when we needed to score. Peyton Schendt came in and gave us some important swings, Monica was good and steady on her swings and Sydney Morriss brought the magic towards the end of the third set."

Sayler Butters led the team in digs with 15 while Hannah Presley added another 20-assist game to her resume. The junior setter also recorded four kills of her own on five attempts. Read more.

Zhang Named League's Male Swimmer of the Week

Zhang Named League's Male Swimmer of the WeekYearling Evan Zhang of the Army West Point Men's Swimming & Diving team was named the Patriot League's Male Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.

Zhang was one of the Black Knights' top individual performers in a home dual opposite Columbia on Friday night at Crandall Pool. The Flushing, N.Y., native was victorious in the 100 breast and 200 breast, marking the third consecutive meet that he won both events.

In the 100 breast, his time of 54.90 was a season-best finish. In the 200 breast, Zhang posted another season-high after he touched the wall at 2:00.26. He additionally swam the second leg of the second-place 200 medley relay squad that finished at 1:30.81.

Zhang and the Black Knights will return to action on December 12 when they take on Navy in Annapolis, Md. The meet is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Game Notes: Army Hosts VMI in Home Finale

Game Notes: Army Hosts VMI in Home FinaleThe Black Knights host the VMI Keydets on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.

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 TuneInapp or goarmywestpoint.com.

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The Black Knights close out their 2019 home slate on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET for a matchup with VMI. West Point is coming off a 63-7 victory over the UMass Minutemen.  Army will be honoring the U.S. Army Special Operations Command with their insignia on the back of its helmets. Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network. 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: VMI

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: VMIArmy 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 VMI on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET Michie Stadium. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"It was good to get a win on Saturday. We desperately needed one. It had been a while unfortunately. I thought our guys played a good game. We had a couple of times where we maybe fell short of playing our best, certainly giving up the big play there in the first quarter. Jaylon McClinton had gotten hurt and came out of the game. We ran a guy in there and he just kind of got caught. We didn't have everybody on the same page with the call and they had two guys running wide open, but credit to them. They did a good job executing that play. There was one run play that UMass hit for 22 yards against us and again we had a guy out of position and just not communicating on a call. But really other than that, I thought our defense really played a good football game and did a really good job playing the run, which is where we try to build our defense – be good against the run. And then offensively to run the ball, which we ran it pretty effectively all day long. We had a couple of drives where we got stopped and had to punt the ball. One where we had a play action pass and unfortunately didn't hit that one to Zach Saum down the middle.

"But I thought our guys did a good job. Particularly, some young guys came in and got a chance to play. We played a complete game and it was good to see that. We really had a good temperament all day long. Our guys approached the game well and really with the tight mindset and, as I said we were really glad to get a win, now we get back to work and get prepared for this week against VMI." Read more.

Bass Fishing Place 2nd

Bass Fishing Place 2ndThe Bass Fishing Club competed in the Army Bass Anglers Eastern Invitational on Lake Wateree, SC. In addition to celebrating his 21st birthday on the trip, Cadet Nate Buss '20 and his partner Jamario Bradwell (Navy Veteran) placed 2nd in the event.

Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill RegattaThe Head of the Schuylkill Regatta marked the last fall competition for the Army West Point Crew Team. It was a beautiful day in Philadelphia and Army Crew ended the season with a powerful performance against mostly NCAA Division 1 competition. The team also welcomed many alumni for the third annual Army Crew Alumni rows. In addition to the success of the Cadets, an alumni boat entered under the Army Rowing Association in the Alumni 4 event. It was a terrific opportunity for former rowers to interact with current members of the team. The boats consisted of Rob McClintock '94 (Stroke), Craig Senzon '95, Tom Babbitt '99, Eric Peltzer '93, Cadet Smith (coxswain) '21.

CSFL CHAMPS! Sprint Football Tops Navy, 13-0

CSFL CHAMPS! Sprint Football Tops Navy, 13-0The CSFL Championship trophy is returning home. The Army West Point Sprint Football team blanked service academy foe Navy, 13-0, Friday evening at Franklin Field to reclaim the CSFL title. "It's the best feeling in the world when your able to overcome a loss earlier in the season to the team that beat you," said head coach Mark West. "To play the way we did and beat a really, really good football team it's just an amazing feeling, and I'm so proud of the guys." The game was a defensive battle, as Army clung to its 6-0 lead that it took in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown run from Matthew Sauter.

That was until Ryan Sullivan connected with Nitai Chun across the middle of the field for a 56-yard touchdown reception with just over five minutes remaining. "We had a couple of unfortunate turnovers that gave Navy some decent field position, but the defense never broke," West said. "All around this defense has been solid the entire year. They've kept us in ball games and I couldn't be more proud of them and really the whole team for just sticking together." The Cadets held Navy to just 125 yards of total offense and just eight first downs. Leading the way on the defensive effort were Navonte Dean, who finished with 10 total tackles, and Bobby Downing, who had nine. Read more.

Men's Rugby Finishes Fall Season Victorious

Men's Rugby Finish Fall Season VictoriousThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team finished its fall season in style Saturday, as the Black Knights took down Rugby East rivals Penn State 31-14.

This is the fourth straight win of the season for Army (6-4, 3-2 East), and second consecutive 15s win against the Nittany Lions.

Firstie Marco Carrabotta led the charge, with three tries on the day. The Chester, Va. native finished the fall with a team leading 11 tries.

Larry Williams Jr. also crossed the try line Saturday. The first-year player finished the season second on the team with seven tries this fall.

Nolan Green also scored a try Saturday and added three conversions for 11 total points. Read more.

Men's Basketball Powers Past USMMA in Season-Opening Win

Men's Basketball Powers Past USMMA in Season-Opening WinThe ball was moving, and shots were falling as four Cadets scored in double-figures to help the Army West Point Men's Basketball team claim an 80-43 win in its 2019-20 season opener against USMMA at Christl Arena on Friday night.

John Scully led the way with a career night as the yearling sharpshooter knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with a career-best 20 points for the Black Knights (1-1). In his first game on the banks of the Hudson, Chris Mann put together a stellar outing, putting up 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting to pair with nine boards.

Tommy Funk and Lonnie Grayson got in on the scoring action as well after tallying 11 and 10, respectively. Funk was 4-of-4 from the field and reeled in seven boards to go with four assists and three steals against the Mariners (0-0). Read more.

Suppiah Garners Academic All-League Accolades

Suppiah Garners Academic All-League AccoladesYearling goalkeeper Jacob Suppiah of the Army West Point Men's Soccer team was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team on Monday afternoon.

Suppiah, who is a space science major and nuclear science minor, has compiled a cumulative grade-point average as 3.869. The Memphis, Tenn., native made his first collegiate start on October 5 at Lehigh and posted the first shutout of his career in a 0-0 draw.

In his seven matches played, he posted a 2-1-3 record with 18 saves and two shutouts. Suppiah recorded a .750 save percentage and .880 goals-against average.

Women's Rugby Advances to National Championship

Women's Rugby Advances to National ChampionshipIn what has been a season of dominance thus far, the Army West Point Women's Rugby team continued the trend Saturday, defeating Quinnipiac 54-10 to advance to the NIRA National Championship. On senior night at the Anderson Rugby Complex, the firstie class continued to shine in what has been a special season for the women's rugby program. After both teams spent the early part of the first half feeling each other out, the Black Knights were able to go on the attack, forcing a penalty to take a 3-0 lead after a Bayleigh Gable kick.

Army stayed on the offensive with some crafty play by Alex DiMarco. The yearling was able to find fellow yuck Kaitlyn Schwarting for the first try of the game, giving the cadets an 8-0 lead in the 27th minute. Sullivan would then score her first two tries three minutes apart to send Army into the half leading 18-0. The Black Knights came out for the second half swinging, as firstie Kaz Lewis scored her first try of the fall to make it 23-0 in the 45th minute. It was then deja vu for Sullivan, who would add her third and fourth scores three minutes apart once again to extend Army's lead to 33-0. Read more.

Cadets Attend ASCE 2019 Convention

Cadets Attend ASCE 2019 ConventionThe premier annual American Society of Engineers (ASCE) 2019 Convention in Miami, FL was an unparalleled opportunity for six cadets to professionally develop within their Civil Engineering disciplines. Over three days, Engineer leaders from across the industry (national and international) spoke on the major challenges and advances of our times. Convention topics included: State of the Industry and Profession; Professional Development; Multi-disciplinary Technical; Natural & Man-made Disasters; Strategic Issues/Public Policy; Significant Projects; History & Heritage. Additionally, the cadets gained mentorship from two outstanding Army leaders: LTG(R) Bostick, 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; LTC Lisa Jaster, the first Army Reserve woman and mother to graduate from the elite U.S. Army Ranger School.

Volleyball Clinches Tournament Berth with Win Over Lehigh

Volleyball Clinches Tournament Berth with Win Over LehighThe Army West Point Volleyball team defeated Lehigh 3-1 on Friday night, officially clinching a berth into the Patriot League volleyball tournament.

"I am very proud of our team's toughness tonight," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We've been working on different in-game scenarios and that second set really put that work to the test. It was great to see them fight through and win that one."

After a strong first set in which Army posted a .353 hitting percentage, Army and Lehigh battled throughout the second set with Army eventually pulling through in extra frames by a score of 32-30. In the third, Bucknell jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but the Black Knights showed off their grit, fighting back even the set at 15. Bucknell was able to regain control, taking the set 25-22. In the fourth, Army showed its resilience, bouncing back to post a dominant .552 hitting percentage in a match-clinching 25-9 set victory.

"The maturity we showed in that fourth set was huge," Kovaci Lee said. "This team made sure we bounced back after what happened in the third and that's all you can ask for."

Firstie setter Nikki Lum set a career-high with 36 assists. Lum had recorded 35 assists three times in her career before tonight. Four Black Knights recorded double-digit kills as Emmy Barnhorst (15), Courtney Horace (11), Monica Eckford (10) and Sydney Morriss (10) paced the offensive attack. On the defensive side, Ana Oglivie (22 digs) and Sayler Butters (19 digs) helped limit Lehigh to a .128 hitting percentage in the match. Read more.

Rushing Attack Lifts Football to Home Win Against UMass

Rushing Attack Lifts Football to Home Win Against UMassSeven different Cadets found pay dirt as the Army West Point Football team picked up a, 63-7, bounce-back win over UMass on Saturday at Michie Stadium. With over 35,000 spectators on hand, the Black Knights (4-6) outgained the Minutemen (1-9), 546-125. The Army rushing attack, which logged 498 yards, was paced by Sandon McCoy. The cow had a career day after he rushed for three touchdowns on 14 carries. Jabari Laws was the team's top rusher in terms of yardage gained after he totted the ball eight times for 140 yards and a score, which included a career-high 83-yard touchdown rush.

Photo by Danny Wild

Cade Barnard, Artice Hobbs IV, Kelvin Hopkins Jr., Jemel Jones and Connor Slomka all joined in on the action after they each found their way into the endzone opposite the Minutemen. It was a total team effort on the defensive end for the Black Knights and Arik Smith totaled a team-best five tackles. Army logged three sacks, eight tackles for loss and a pair of picks. Jacob Covington and Malkelm Morrison applied a lot of the pressure, combining for four tackles for loss. Elijah Riley and Ryan Velez were responsible for the pair of interceptions on the day. Read more.

Women's S&D Swim Past Sharks in Road Dual

Women's S&D Swim Past Sharks in Road DualThe Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving team won all 11 events in a dual meet opposite LIU to secure a 166-37 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Mandolin Nguyen and Lauren Carag both captured a pair of individual wins against the Sharks. Nguyen also played a role in the Black Knights' first-place finish in the 200 medley relay, while Carag swam the opening leg of the first-place 200 free relay squad.

Event Winners:
200 Medley Relay: Mia Rankin, Mandolin Nguyen, Whitney Chang, Nicole Parry – 1:45.55
500 Free: Brianna Romaine – 5:12.06
200 IM: Gillian Burch – 2:09.70
50 Free: Parry – 24.49
100 Back: Nguyen – 58.45 Read more.

Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night with Win Over Bucknell

Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night with Win Over BucknellOn a night they honored their senior class, the Army West Point Volleyball team closed out its home schedule with a victory over Patriot League foe Bucknell on Saturday night. The evening started with a Senior Night ceremony honoring the team's four firsties: Nikki Lum, Allie Strong, Sydney Morriss and Courtney Horace. The group was congratulated on the court by Brigadier General Cindy Jebb, Army West Point Athletic Director Mike Buddie, Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA Kristine Fowler and the entire Army volleyball staff. After their on-court recognition, the group helped carry the team to one of its most complete victories of the season. The Cadets were strong across the board on this night, hitting .327 in the match. Horace (11) and Strong (10) were among the three Black Knights to reach double-digit kills.

A night after she set her career high in assists, Nikki Lum again led the team with a match-high 24 assists. Morriss was one of two players with double-digit digs with 10. "I'm so proud of this group of seniors," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "They played with grit, toughness and maturity and not only that, but they excelled at every aspect of the game tonight. Courtney out of system was amazing, Nikki distributed great balls, Sydney not only hit well but defended very well and Allie as always is a six-rotation player that we can rely on." In addition to the senior class, Emmy Barnhorst tied for the team lead with 11 kills to go along with a .421 hitting percentage. Libero Ana Oglivie had a match-high 17 digs. Monica Eckford hit .571 on the night with 8 kills. Read more.

Wrestling Picks Up Two Dual Wins on the Road

Wrestling Picks Up Two Dual Wins on the RoadThe Army West Point wrestling team picked up two impressive dual wins Sunday, taking down Illinois 19-15 and following with a 18-12 victory over host Tennessee Chattanooga. "Super proud of our guys," said head coach Kevin Ward. "To go on the road and face some adversity like we did and get two wins over two very quality teams is something to enjoy. Being able to do it with two of our nationally ranked starters out of the lineup shows the depth of our team. It's nice to get the wins, but I know we have a lot more we can do. We left a lot of points out there.

We can perform much better than we did today. But no question, great team effort today and great wins." Corey Shie (141 lbs.), Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), and Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) all earned two wins respectively to pace the Black Knights (3-1). In the early contest, Army and Illinois split the match wins at five apiece. Trey Chalifoux picked up his second dual win of the fall (7-2 DEC) to get the cadets on the board early. After the Illini took the match at 133, Shie scored an impressive pin 42 seconds into the first period. P.J. Ogunsanya scored his second dual win of the season with a dominant 11-2 majority decision over Mousa Jodeh. At 157 lbs., Weiland picked up a big time win over No. 10 ranked (FloWrestling) Eric Barone to put Army ahead 16-3 in the match. Read more.

Mike Viti Named Recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award

Mike Viti Named Recipient of the Armed Forces Merit AwardArmy West Point fullbacks coach and military veteran Mike Viti has been named the eighth recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, it was announced by the Football Writers Association (FWAA) on Veteran's Day. Coordinated by the staff at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the FWAA was created in June 2012 to honor an individual and/or a group within the realm of the sport of football.

Brant Ringler, executive director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, and Matt Fortuna, FWAA president, announced Monday that Viti was selected from a list of 38 nominations (33 individuals and five programs) as the 2019 recipient by a seven-person committee made up of FWAA members and Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl officials. "Coach Viti has distinguished himself as a collegiate football player, an Army veteran and now as a coach," said Ringler. "More importantly, Coach Viti has given of himself with his work with Legacies Alive in support of families of our nation's fallen heroes." Read more.

Cadets Visit the Supreme Court

Cadets Visit the Supreme CourtCadets studying Advanced Constitutional Law traveled to the Supreme Court this week to hear the oral arguments of Allen v. Cooper. Afterward, cadets had the opportunity to meet and discuss various legal issues with Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The cadets also took a tour of the U.S. Capitol where they ran into Vice President Mike Pence who took a few minutes to meet and talk with them.

Four Cadets Tabbed CEP Athletes of October

Cow Mika Andrews of Army West Point Women's Cross Country, cow Luca Manzetti of Men's Cross Country, firstie Sam Sullivan of Women's Rugby and firstie Darryl Johnson of Men's Rugby were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for October.

Andrews is an International History major that held a semester grade-point average of 4.021 during her last term. She currently ranks 110 in the class of 2021. She wears both the star (3.67+ academic GPA for over two consecutive semesters) and the wreath (top 15% of her graduating class) on her uniform.

Mazzanti is an Engineering Major who held a semester GPA of 3.831 last term. The Santa Rosa, Calif., native holds a cumulative GPA of 3.585, reflecting excellence in not just academics but military and physical pillars as well.

Sullivan is one of three females majoring in Computer Science for the class of 2020. She currently maintains a 3.644 cumulative GPA and has made the Dean's List every semester here at the Academy.

Johnson maintains a 3.272 cumulative GPA as a mechanical engineering major. He has consistently displayed a heightened level of influence to the academic development of the entire team. Read more.

Cassalia Receives PL Honors for Academic Achievements

Cassalia Receives PL Honors for Academic AchievementsArmy West Point junior captain Sydney Cassalia was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team for the second-straight season. Cassalia, who received Goalkeeper of the Year distinction and All-Patriot League First Team accolades on Tuesday, continued to tack on the league awards as she earned academic praise.

The Omaha, Neb., native boasts a 3.854 grade-point average as a Mathematics major and a Cyber Security minor. She ranks 36th in her class and earned the Superintendent's Award for Excellence and Dean's List recognition every semester. Off the pitch, Cassalia is the A-4 Squad Leader and also achieved the Sword Award.

She was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2017 and 2018 as well. Cassalia had yet another stellar season in net for the Black Knights posting six shutouts, a 0.84 goals against average and 0.792 save percentage, while also notching an assist. Cassalia led Army to a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the year to boost the Black Knights from as low as seventh in the standings to the third seed. In league-only games, the cow posted three shutouts, a 0.846 save percentage and 0.63 goals against average. Read more.

West Point Women’s Handball Home Opener

West Point Women’s Handball Home OpenerWest Point Women’s Handball competed in their home opening Northeast Team Handball League tournament. Tough losses from both West Point Black. West Point Gold showed the teams what they are up against this year against the club teams in the league. Of note, due to injuries, Cadet Rochleder '22, stepped up to play goalie for the Black Team and had several great saves. West Point Black lost by only two goals against both New York City and DC clubs. Historically these teams have been tough competitors with some very experienced players. Both teams will face these club teams again later in the semester and secure victories. This is the first of seven NTHL tournaments which provided both the Black and Gold teams with skills, tactics and strategies to work on and prepare for the upcoming collegiate level tournaments.

Cadets Join the NYC SAME Post Meeting

Cadets Join the NYC SAME Post MeetingFaculty members LTC Ben Wallen, CPT Tim Flagg and LTC Jim Schreiner took seven Cadets from different departments to the quarterly Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – New York City Post evening meeting. The event was held in the Harvard Club in New York City. The USMA SAME student chapter is a multidisciplinary academic club which exposes Cadets to public/private engineering partnerships which are instrumental for sustaining the infrastructure of our nation in times of peace and war. SAME is dedicated to STEM initiatives and attendees of the meeting enjoyed a presentation and discussion by Mr. Jamie Torres-Springer, First Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design and Construction, and Ms. Nina Kubota, Vice President of the New York City School Construction Authority. Participation in this event enabled networking with key leaders in business, construction and administration within New York City and enriched West Point’s interaction with New York City as well demonstrates the close relationship between the NYC SAME Post and the USMA SAME Student Chapter.

Taekwondo Takes 2nd at MIT

Taekwondo Takes 2nd at MITThe West Point Taekwondo team traveled to MIT to compete in their first competition of the year. The team made an impressive showing at their first tournament, placing 2nd overall out of 26 teams. Notable performances came from the Men’s B1 and C2 teams, taking home gold for their respective divisions. The B1 team consisted of Cadets Madison Curry, Richard Sung, and Joshua Havermale, and Cadets John Parker, Andy Deniz, and Shane Barry represented Army on the C2 team. The Women’s A2 team, consisting of Cadets Taylor Reim, Nicole Nettles and Esther Kang, earned silver in their division, losing a hard-fought match to Cornell who finished first overall.

The men’s C1 team consisted of Cadets Conner Sparks and Brock Curry and took third as a two-man team amongst other 3-man teams. Also receiving bronze were Cadets Seungchul Lee, Jeremy Good, and Jordan Huck on the Men’s A1 team and Chris Jin, Michael burke, and Tae Kim for Men’s A2. The team also had four cadets medal in the poomsae (Patterns) competition, the most ever for West Point. Cadet Richard Sung took Gold in his division, while Cadets Sierra Gordon, Shane Barry, and Jeremy Good took bronze in each of theirs. A tremendous first showing and the team hopes to keep the momentum as they progress through the Eastern Region tournaments.

Fly Fishing Visits the Salmon River

Fly Fishing Visits the Salmon RiverSeven cadets from the Cadet Fly Fishing Club visited the world-famous Salmon River recently. Besides fishing numerous areas, the cadets also visited the Salmon River hatchery, and learned safe wading equipment and techniques for the fast currents. All cadets were able to hook multiple salmon, but they discovered that landing the large fish is much harder. Four cadets had their first experience hooking salmon. The cadets appreciate DCA and supporters of the club for making this experience possible.

NSBE Zone Conference Briefing

Cadets from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) & OIC attended the Zone Conference Briefing at the City College of New York. The purpose of the trip was to educate NSBE cadets on the roles and responsibilities of members within NSBE to be prepared for NSBE annual zone conference. After maneuvering to Steinman Hall, the group received briefings from the Zone Chairman, Jarrett Wyatt. Additional personnel from nearby schools (NYU, Manhattan College, Wagner, etc) gave lessons learned, procedures, and practices to help shape operations for the group.

Japanese Forum at AUSA and PPALM

Japanese Forum at AUSA and PPALMJapanese Forum Club Cadets participated in the AUSA (Army of United States Association) and PPALM (Pan Pacific American Leaders and Mentors) meeting. Cadets had invaluable opportunities to better understand the US Army and to engage key leaders obtaining insightful take-aways. They toured USNA and interacted with USNA Japanese Forum midshipmen to improve networking and strengthen future US- Japan Relations.

Men's Soccer Firsties Sent off in Style

Men's Soccer Firsties Sent off in StyleAn overtime game-winning score by Sam Epitime highlighted the senior day festivities for the Army West Point Men's Soccer team on Wednesday night as the Black Knights bested Boston U., 2-1, at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Epitime had himself a day on the pitch for Army (5-7-4, 2-4-3 Patriot League), not only scoring his first career goal, but tallying the game-winner as well to cap his rookie campaign. The plebes had some help though as Keenan O'Shea, D'Anthony Brown and Jake Burgess each posted an assist.

The Black Knights held the slight edge in shots over the opposing Terriers (4-12-1, 3-6-0 Patriot League), 11-10. Army also generated six corners compared to four for Boston U. Epitime became the first plebe to record a multi-goal outing since Sam Millikan netted two against Holy Cross on October 28, 2018. O'Shea tallied his fourth helper of the year. The firstie finished with 60 points on 23 goals and 14 assists in his career. He ended his four-year career tied for seventh all-time in points, sixth in goals scored and tied for ninth in assists. Read more.

Petrella Named League Scholar Athlete of the Year

Petrella Named League Scholar Athlete of the YearThe Patriot League announced Wednesday that Army West Point Men's Cross Country captain Ben Petrella has been named Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year. "Ben has pursued excellence since he arrived several years ago," Head Coach Mike Smith said. "This honor is a reflection of that excellence." This marks the third time that Petrella has received the league's highest academic honor as he won the award for indoor track and field and cross country in 2018. Following the 2018-19 school year, Petrella was named a Google Could First Team Academic All-American and earned his second academic all-district designation.

"The accolades that have come his way have been hard earned and well deserved," Smith said. "He is successful at everything that he does and is able to compartmentalize his responsibilities and maximize his potential across the board. Our program and this institution have benefited greatly from his contributions and I am sure that we will be talking about him again before he graduates. We are lucky to have him on our team. The Liverpool, N.Y., native is a physics major and carries a 3.955 grade point average. In last weekend's Patriot League Championship, Petrella's fourth place finish helped lead the Black Knights to their third consecutive league title. Following the meet, he was named to the All-Patriot League First Team. Read more.

CBS Sports to Celebrate Army-Navy Football Rivalry

CBS Sports to Celebrate Army-Navy Football RivalryThe third season of CBS Sports' "Four Sides of the Story" franchise rolls on with "Army-Navy" on Saturday, November 9 (2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

The documentary, which continues CBS Sports' celebration of the 150th anniversary of college football, leads into "The Drive to Atlanta" (2:30 PM, ET), "College Football Today" (3:00 PM, ET) and the SEC on CBS "Game of the Week" between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama (3:30 PM, ET).

Each "Four Sides of the Story" episode is told through four unique points of view. "Army-Navy" will expand upon four of the greatest games ever played in this historic rivalry, highlighting the tradition, pageantry and special meaning of a game that is unlike anything else in the world of sports. The four games, along with the unique points of view, are:

  1. 1944 (During World War II) – Randy Roberts, Author and History Professor at Purdue University
  2. 1963 (Following the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy) – Roger Staubach, Navy Quarterback and Rollie Stichweh, Army Quarterback
  3. 2001 (Played in the Aftermath of 9/11) – Brian Zickefoose, Army Captain and Ed Malinowski, Navy Captain
  4. 2015 (Navy wins a historic 14th-straight over Army) – Ken Niumatalolo, Navy Head Coach and Keenan Reynolds, Navy Quarterback

Read more.

Marathon First at the Army 10 Miler in DC

Marathon First at the Army 10 Miler in DCThe Army West Point Marathon Team competed in the 35th Army 10 Miler in Washington DC. The Marathon Team took first and second place in the Military Academy & ROTC Division Team Competition. The USMA Gold team took first place with a combined time of 3:50:08 and the USMA Black Team took second place with a combined time of 3:51:43. Both teams beat the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, who took third with a combined time of 3:51:43. During the awards ceremony, General James C. McConville ‘81, the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army and SMA Michael A. Grinston, the 16th sergeant major of the Army, presented team members with coins, as well as a first-place trophy.

Orienteering National Ranking Competition at Gunstock Mountain

Orienteering National Ranking Competition at Gunstock MountainThe Orienteering Team raced for two days for the National Ranking Competition at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. On Saturday evening the team was hosted for dinner by LTC (R) Kurt Webber '79.

Notable performances by newest team members include:
Corri Railey '23 1st Place (Intermediate Women)
Sam Herzog '23 (1st Place Intermediate Men)
Among returning team members, strong performances were posted by:
Danny Riley '22 (3rd Place, Junior Men)
Brigitte Bordelon '20 (1st Place, Women)

Sullivan Named CSFL Offensive Player of the Week

Sullivan Named CSFL Offensive Player of the WeekArmy West Point Sprint Football cow Ryan Sullivan was tabbed the CSFL Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Sullivan posted new career highs in passing yards (443), completions (30) and touchdowns (5) in last Friday's, 52-7, win over Mansfield. With the standout performance, Sullivan set new league highs in each of the categories for the season.

The Falkville, Ala., native had six completions for more than 30 yards, including two that went for over 60. He is the first Army quarterback to throw for over 400 yards since 2012, when Javie Sustaita had 414 yards against Penn.

The Black Knights will play Navy Friday night for the CSFL title. The game will be played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Drill Earns 2nd Overall at Cornell

Drill Earns 2nd Overall at CornellThe Drill Team took a trip to the Cornell University Invitational Drill Competition. The team earned:

2nd in drill overall
1st in Tandem Exhibition,
1st in Color Guard
2nd in Platoon Regulation.

Explosive First Half Lifts #3 Army Past #6 Colgate

Explosive First Half Lifts #3 Army Past #6 ColgateFueled by a three-goal first half, the third-ranked Army West Point Women's Soccer team topped six-seeded Colgate Tuesday night in the Patriot League Quarterfinal by a final score of 4-0. The Black Knights were explosive off the bat with two goals in the first 16 minutes of the game. Lauren Drysdale kicked things off for the Cadets in the fifth minute, while Erynn Johns tallied another 11 minutes later.

Johns had a hand in every goal tonight, posting a career-high six points in the postseason contest on two goals and added two assists. Also in the double-digit points category tonight were Drysdale with three points and Simone Gardner with her first multi-assist effort. The Black Knights snapped Colgate's five-game shutout streak with their four goals tonight. It was the most goals scored on the Raiders since they fell to Mississippi State in September of 2017. Read more.

Game Notes: Army Hosts UMass on Saturday

The Black Knights host the UMass Minutemen on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET. 

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 TuneInapp or goarmywestpoint.com.

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The Black Knights return to Michie Stadium on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET for a matchup with UMass. Army is coming off a 17-13 defeat to the Air Force Falcons. The Black Knights will be honoring the 1st Infantry with their insignia on the back of their helmets. Saturday's contest will air live on CBS Sports Network. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com. Read more.

55th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston

55th Head of the Charles Regatta in BostonArmy West Point Crew competed in the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Every year athletes from around the world gather to race a three-mile course upstream on the Charles River that is full of bends and bridges. It is largest regatta in the world with over 11,000 rowers and 1,900 boats competing in 66 events. This year Army Crew sent three women’s boats with entries in the collegiate 4, collegiate 8, and club 4 categories. All boats performed well and gained valuable racing experience.

Cadets Simulate the ARCADIA Conferences

Cadets Simulate the ARCADIA ConferencesCaptains Ron Braasch, Kevin Malmquist, and Steven Beckman used a coalition building exercise in their HI 302 History of the Military Art classes. Cadets simulated the ARCADIA conferences that occurred between the United States, United Kingdom, and the USSR during the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. They learned that despite the eventual success of the Allied cause, coming to an agreement on overall strategy proved far harder than it initially appeared.

Cassalia Headlines Patriot League Postseason Awards

Cassalia Headlines Patriot League Postseason AwardsAfter a standout cow season, Sydney Cassalia was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year highlighting the Army West Point women's soccer team's postseason accolades.

Cassalia also achieved All-Patriot League First Team recognition, while plebe Alyssa Carfagno and cow Emily Torres were voted to the second team, and freshman Lauren Drysdale earned third team distinction. The four Cadets receiving the postseason accolades is the largest group since the same number earned nods in 2013.

"Syd has grown throughout the season and her career here at Army," compliments head coach Adrian Blewitt. "Her performances have been consistent, and she's pulled off several big saves when we needed them. She is a top-level Division I keeper, and it's great to see her receiving the recognitions she merits."

Cassalia received a first team nod for the first time in her Army career after being voted to the second team in 2018 and third team in 2017. She had yet another stellar season in net for the Black Knights posting five shutouts, a 0.89 goals against average and 0.784 save percentage, while also notching an assist.

Cassalia led Army to a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the year to boost the Black Knights from as low as seventh in the standings to the third seed. In conference-only games, the cow posted three shutouts, a 0.846 save percentage and 0.63 goals against average. Read more.

Cadets Explore the NYC Theatre District

Cadets Explore the NYC Theatre DistrictRecently Cadets spent the afternoon exploring the Theatre District in NY City, enjoying a street fair, Central Park, and the NY Public Library. That evening they split into two groups, half attending Wicked, the others attending Hamilton. The Hamilton group had quite a surprise after the show, with a personal tour of the backstage, wardrobe, and orchestra pit by the technical staff of the show. Cadets asked questions about lighting, sound, and wardrobe in the show. The tech crew even presented the Cadets with coins from the Union crew members who work the show.

Football Reaches Deal with Belk Bowl from 2020-25

Football Reaches Deal with Belk Bowl from 2020-25Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has announced an agreement with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, owner and operator of the Belk Bowl, that could lead to Army participating in the Charlotte-based postseason game twice over the next six years, beginning in 2020. As part of the deal, Army will serve as a primary backup for the Belk Bowl and will have the opportunity to accept an invitation to the game twice during the next six-year bowl cycle that runs from 2020 through 2025.

"We are excited to have developed this opportunity with our friends at the Belk Bowl which will allow our cadets the chance to compete in Charlotte in the coming six-year cycle," said Buddie. "We are fortunate to be in a position to be an attractive option for Bowl games and that is a credit to our coaches and cadets who work hard every day to represent the US Military Academy in a first class manner on and off the field."

Just last month, Army announced future primary bowl agreements with the Independence Bowl and ESPN Events for the upcoming six-year bowl cycle. With those announcements, Army will have primary tie-ins with the Independence Bowl (even years) and an ESPN owned and operated bowl game (odd years) each of the next six years.

As part of those deals, Army will have the opportunity to exercise an "Acceptance Option" for a different bowl game, one time during each of the separate three-year terms -- once during the even years with the Independence Bowl and once during the odd years with ESPN Events. Army could exercise the "Acceptance Option" for the Belk Bowl or another game that extends an invitation to the Black Knights. Read more.

LTC Barnhill & CDT Shriver Present at AUSA

LTC Barnhill & CDT Shriver Present at AUSALTC Barnhill and CDT Nicolas Shriver presented their work on 3-Dimensional bioprinting in deployed settings at the 2019 AUSA annual meeting. They had the opportunity, along with their collaborators from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and 4DBio3, to brief LTG Place, the new Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The DHA which has taken over leadership of all DOD health facilities and operations.

Cadet Hostess Etiquette Training with Cadets

Cadet Hostess Etiquette Training with CadetsThe Cadet Hostess/Social Development Office has been notably engaged with Cadet training; multiple classes for a variety of Social Skills have been held at Cullum Hall. Recently, 35 Scholarship Cadet Candidates attended an advanced Reception and Dining Etiquette train-up. Many smiles as Cadets honed their social savvy.

Men's XC Claims Third Consecutive Patriot League Title

Men's XC Claims Third Consecutive Patriot League TitleFor the third consecutive season, the Army West Point Men's Cross Country team has won the Patriot League Championship. This marks the program's 10th Patriot League tile and the first three-peat since the program won four consecutive championships from 1993-96. Depth was the key factor for the Black Knights, as five different Cadets placed inside the top-14 to earn All-Patriot League honors.

Earning first team honors are firsties Ben Petrella, Robbie Santoyo and Roman Ollar who placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. It marks the third consecutive season that the trio has been named to the all-league team. Earning second team honors are yearling Marshall Beatty and plebe Garrett Gough. The rookie Gough was the race's top placing plebe, crossing the line ninth to earn Patriot League Outstanding Rookie of the Meet honors. Beatty, who earned the top rookie prize a year ago, placed 13th. A Cadet has now claimed the award in three consecutive years as Daniel Mazzei was the 2017 recipient. Read more.

Rifle Takes Second Place in All-Academy Match

Rifle Takes Second Place in All-Academy MatchThe Army West Point Rifle team earned a second place finish in the All-Academy President's Trophy Saturday morning at the Tronsue Marksmanship Center.

The Black Knights finished with an aggregate score of 4669, behind only Air Force (4682). Navy (4664) and Coast Guard (4567) took third and fourth place respectively. By the service academy scoring system Army posted an aggregate score of 5817, which was also good for second place.

"It was a decent day. It feels good to be shooting this well at the beginning of the season," said head coach Web Wright. "We have two NCAA qualifying scores on record and there is still room to improve."

Army had a pair of shooters finish in the top-five aggregate scores, with Clayton's 1177 earning him the second highest score and Lauren McMahan's 1173 taking fourth place. Read more.

Cadets Place Third at Women's XC League Championship

Cadets Place Third at Women's XC League ChampionshipThe Army West Point Women's Cross Country team followed up its Star Meet victory with a third place finish at the Patriot League Championships on November 2.

The Black Knights placed four in the top-20 of the race, led by cow Mika Andrews who placed 12th. The finish earned Andrews Second Team All-Patriot League honors.

Plebe Alexandra Gibbs continued her strong rookie campaign with a 16th place finish. Firstie captain Sam Coletti placed right behind her in 17th. Read more.

Cadets Learn of Different German Units from WWII

Cadets Learn of Different German Units from WWIICPTs Beckman, Braasch, den Harder, and Malmquist cycled their classes though a material culture display that demonstrated a few of the various kinds of German units the Allies faced as they drove across Europe from Normandy to Germany. The display highlighted the differences between the uniforms and weapons of elite and common units as well as the last-ditch troops of the Volkssturm. The cadets shared their observations of the various kinds of equipment noting things like body size, similarity of certain weapons to Allied weapons, and most importantly, the disparity in quality from the elite units to the average troops and then the common folk turned soldiers.

Men's Tennis Impresses Over Weekend Finale

Men's Tennis Impresses Over Weekend FinaleThe Black Knights Men's Tennis team put in a stellar effort to wrap up their host fall tournament yesterday.

Army went an impressive 11-2 in singles play over the weekend -- with wins by eleven different cadets.

The Black Knights went undefeated in three doubles matches Saturday, while also going unbeaten in seven singles matches against UConn on Saturday. The team also split its two double affairs versus Monmouth Sunday.

Sights are now set on this weekend's Veteran's Day College Challenge November 8-10 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.

Army will compete against Georgetown and service-academy rival Air Force in singles and doubles play over three days of competition. Read more.

Volleyball Posts Road Win At Holy Cross

Volleyball Posts Road Win At Holy CrossThe Army West Point Volleyball team snapped a three-game skid with a 3-1 victory at Holy Cross on November 2. As the team heads towards the final quarter of its conference schedule, every game matters, and the Black Knights needed a bounce-back effort in this one. Army was strong at the net in this one, recording 11 total blocks. The Cadets outhit Holy Cross .256 to .135.

"Any win at this point in the conference is a big win," Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. "We had a stretch of some tough road matches, so winning at Holy Cross to close out this stretch is an accomplishment and it feels good."

The win moves Army to 7-5 in conference play, currently placing them fourth in the Patriot League standings.

The offensive output was spread out for Army, with Monica Eckford (11), Emmy Barnhorst and Courtney Horace (10) recording double-digit kills. Barnhorst also led the team with four total blocks. Setters Hannah Presley and Nikki Lum each added 18 assists to help set up the attack. Lum posted 10 digs as well for the double-double. Read more.

Men's Swim & Dive Ties UConn in Road Dual, 150-150

Men's Swim & Dive Ties UConn in Road Dual, 150-150The Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving tied UConn, 150-150, in a road dual this past Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights won 10 event victories against the Huskies. Daniel Alaimo, Brian McKenrick and Evan Zhang each claimed a pair of individual wins, while McKenrick and Zhang also played a role in for a first-place relay finish.

Event Winners:
200 Medley Relay: McKenrick, Zhang, Kevin Doo, Josh Zock – 1:31.37, Pool Record
100 Breast: Zhang – 55.36, Pool Record
200 Fly: Johnny Ellery – 1:50.89
50 Free: Zock – 20.50
1-Meter: Alaimo – 274.05
3-Meter: Alaimo – 280.50
200 Back: McKenrick – 1:51.67
200 Breast: Zhang – 2:01.59
100 Fly: Doo – 48.76
200 IM: McKenrick – 1:51.28

Read more.

Army Pistol 2nd in New London

The Pistol Team traveled to New London, CT to compete against the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academies. The Varsity Pistol Team from the Coast Guard Academy won the match. Army was second by outscoring the Merchant Marine Academy. The Pistol Team also traveled to New Tripoli, PA to compete in the Steel Challenge. Cadet Austin Myers '20 finished 19th out of 98 Productions Class competitors. Keegan Buros '20 was 24th, Taylor Schorlemmer '22 was 33rd, Christian Mardaga '21 was 48th, and Emily Schultz '20 was 72nd.

Conference on the Ethics of War and Peace

The Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted the 2019 Conference on the Ethics of War and Peace. This year, the theme was 'How to End a War: Peace, Justice, and Repair.' West Point hosted leading thinkers in the field from Europe and across the United States as well as several undergraduate students from service academies and civilian universities.

Cadets Boylston & Shepard at the 2020 Ironman in Kona

Cadets Boylston & Shepard at the 2020 Ironman in KonaCadets Thatcher Shepard and Payton Boylston competed in the 2020 Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. The race included the world's best triathletes and serves as the ultimate race in the sport. Both cadets excelled in their first full distance triathlon. Cadet Shepard finished in 11 hours and 20 minutes and posted the 49th fastest swim out of all 3000+ athletes. Cadet Boylston finished in 11 hours and 58 minutes which placed her 12th in her age group.

Kendo Takes 4th at Cornell Tournament in Ithaca

Kendo Takes 4th at Cornell Tournament in IthacaThe Army West Point Kendo team, led by CPT (P) Eric Muirhead, attended the 19th Annual Cornell Kendo Tournament in Ithaca, NY. West Point placed fourth in the Team Tournament. CDT Makoto Hotta of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces won silver in the Yudansha (Advanced Ranked Fighter) tournament.

Cadets Visit Russian Cultural Center in Brooklyn

Cadets Visit Russian Cultural Center in BrooklynCadets studying Russian Intermediate and Russian Media spent the day at Brighton Beach, highlighted by meeting and talking with the adult students, teachers, and staff of the Shorefront YM-YWHA, the Russian cultural Center in Brooklyn.

Climbing Trip to Shawangunk

Climbing Trip to ShawangunkNine cadets and Four OR's went out to Shawangunk ridge for a day of climbing. The team set up five top ropes with climbing difficulties ranging from 5.5 – 5.10. Congratulations to Christina Lyons who had her first outdoor climbing and rappelling experience this weekend. The mountaineering team included: Ian Navarro '20, Deanna Edgar '20, Christian Witkop '21, Gerrit Rummel '21, Andrew Krar '22, Shane Hickman '22, Hope Matthews '23, Christina Lyons '23 and Maxwell Buchanan (Coast Guard Exchange Cadet).

Armchair Conversation with Ambassador William Burns

Armchair Conversation with Ambassador William BurnsAmbassador William Burns joined Dr. Robert Person for an armchair conversation on the state of American diplomacy in Cullum Hall. Cadets enrolled in American Foreign Policy and Politics of Russia and members of the International Affairs Forum were exposed to non-military perspectives on national security and foreign policy during the event.

Cadet Choir Performs in the Mariner's Cathedral

Cadet Choir Performs in the Mariner's CathedralThe Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir performed with the Merchant Marine Catholic and Protestant Choirs and Glee Club at the Catholic and Protestant services in the Mariner's Cathedral earlier this month. Not only did the cadets performance constitute a significant outreach activity, but they stayed with the midshipman in their barracks and got to experience what life at a different service academy is like. An overall excellent trip one cadets look forward to repeat in the future.


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