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- 10/10/17--09:08: _Volleyball Tops Hol...
- 10/10/17--09:11: _Cadets Visit Citi F...
- 10/10/17--09:17: _Sprint Football Cru...
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- 10/10/17--09:23: _CDT Forktus ’18 Ear...
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- 10/06/17--06:00: Army at Rutgers Debate Tournament
- 10/06/17--06:15: Obstacle Course at the Bolt for Ben Half Marathon
- 10/06/17--06:30: Cadet Gospel Choir Sings at the Inspire Dinner
- 10/06/17--06:45: Drill Team Perform at the TAPS Event
- 10/06/17--07:00: Semester Abroad Cadets Arrive in Muscat
- 10/06/17--07:15: Instructors vs. International Cadets Soccer Match
- 10/09/17--06:00: Climbing Shawagunks Mountain Trip
- 10/09/17--06:15: Domestic Affairs Forum Media Trip
- 10/09/17--06:30: Amateur Radio Club Fall License Test Session
- 10/09/17--06:45: Scuba Annual Dutch Springs Trip
- 10/09/17--07:00: Cadets Conduct Capstone In-Progress Review at Ft. Belvoir
- 10/10/17--08:14: Athletic Director's Update
- 10/10/17--09:06: Rifle Claims First Victory of the Season
- 10/10/17--09:08: Volleyball Tops Holy Cross on the Road
- 10/10/17--09:11: Cadets Visit Citi Field for a day with the Mets
- 10/10/17--09:17: Sprint Football Cruises Past Navy to Claim Star
- 10/10/17--09:19: On Point: A Family Legacy
- 10/10/17--09:20: Hockey Pushes Past Yellow Jackets
- 10/10/17--09:23: CDT Forktus ’18 Earns the Harris Award
- 10/10/17--09:26: Turnovers Key in Footballs Victory at Rice
Army Debate performed tremendously well as a team from each division broke into the final debates of the tournament. Rachele Smith and Charlie Landefeld finished as the semi-finalists of the novice division and each placed in the top ten of the speakers in their category. Sam Rosende and Lexi Fredericks finished as octa-finalists in the junior varsity division with Fredericks earning the 4th place speaker award. Additionally, Isabella Minter and Henry Smith advanced to quarter-finals in the varsity division. Minter won her second consecutive overall best speaker award in the most competitive division.
Members of the (Black and Gold) Obstacle Course Racing Team had the opportunity to compete in the Bolt for Ben half marathon in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Competing in Bolt for Ben was a step in the team’s effort to prepare for the Brooklyn Marathon this November. The team swept the field in taking multiple places 1st through 5th throughout 19-23 age groups. The fastest men’s time was 1:25:47 and fastest women’s time was 1:42:11 with all team members learning their bodies paces for future races. Not only was the race preparation for coming events, but also a chance to support the Franklin Lakes Community. This was the fourth annual race orchestrated by the Franklin Lakes community in support of Ben Landel, a local soccer and track athlete who is currently fighting lung cancer. 100% of the race’s proceeds were donated to the support of Ben Landel and the Fight Against Cancer.
The West Point Cadet Gospel Choir continued an outstanding tradition of singing at the Inspire Dinner supported the Directorate of Admission, Diversity Outreach Office's Inspire Dinner at the Thayer Hotel. The Inspire Dinner, a culminating event for USMA's most competitive applicants, is held for minority cadet candidates and their families visiting West Point prior to their acceptance and matriculation. The choir also took a trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. on a tour lead by Dr. Krewasky Salter, Department of History faculty alum, patrons of the museum engaged with cadets to offer their appreciation and support of their service and legacy. Also, they met with the T.C. Williams High School (Remember the Titans) JROTC program in Alexandria, VA. The choir performed, and had a Q&A about attending USMA, then had lunch with the student body.
Cadets Jacob Kelley, Seth Barbrow, Christopher Slosar, and Orion Hollin performed at the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) event hosted by the NBA Referee Operations. The event took place at Ike Hall in front of a crowd that neared 100 people. A majority of the crowd in attendance was made up of families involved in the program. This event was an excellent opportunity to reach out and support family members of fallen soldiers and the drill team was honored to take part in it. This event also marked the first performance for Cadets Slosar and Hollin, plebes that joined the team only weeks ago.
Cadets Samuel Evans ’18, Jonathan Young ’19, Lauren Pile ’19, Richard Iwuagwu ’19, arrived at their Semester Abroad location in Oman. As part of initial cultural orientation, they have visited the capital city, the Grand Mosque, the state museum, and the Sultan’s palace. The cadets were also able to spend the Islamic New Year hiking in Wadi Shab near the town of Sur. They will also visit the important port of Salalah, located on Oman’s southern coast. In addition to their Arabic language practice, the cadets are getting exposure and instruction in Arabic calligraphy, Omani culture and customs, and are participating in intensive speaking practice sessions with Omani college students.
The Department of Foreign Language DFL held its annual “Instructors versus International Cadets” soccer match at Daly Field. Cadets representing a variety of nations from around the globe tried to continue their winning streak against the older, yet athletically skilled, faculty members. Led by Club OIC CDT Karlo Zangurashvili, the cadets put forth a valiant effort. To be sure, the competition was one for the ages. The score was close throughout and even tied going into the final heated moments of the game. In the end, however, the DFL instructors (rumor has it, with help from a few sympathetic cadets) prevailed. Afterwards, members from the two sides shook hands and congratulated each other on a match well played. Although everyone left satisfied, the cadets could be heard whispering their comeback strategy for the next contest as they exited the field.
The Army West Point Climbing Club took eight cadets to the Shawagunks Mountain Range in New Paltz, NY, to participate in a day of outdoor climbing. Cadets on the trip included six club members, one cadet from the rock climbing lifetime sport class, Hayden Ward ’18, and one member from the competitive climbing club, Lily McDonough ’19. The members of the club who participated in this trip section include Jacqueline Head ’17, Jack Roche ’19, Angela Martone ’19, Jared Ells ’19, Connor Dunn ’20, and DeMar Gale ’20. In the morning, the group set up various routes in the Trapps region building on the technical foundations learned in the indoor climbing gym. Utilizing traditional climbing systems, placing gear and building anchors, Roche followed CPT Leydet as he led to set up routes for the rest of the club. Participants of the trip section gained experience with outdoor rock climbing practicing on routes at levels 5.6 – 5.10. Hayden Ward improved his climbing skills and got exposure to outdoor climbing systems.
The club started the day sitting in on the New York Times' Page One meeting to hear how the editors pick which stories to pursue and how social media drives their decisions. Cadets were then able to talk to several reporters and editors, including Jim Dao (Op-ed Editor) and Rukmini Callimachi (Chief Terrorism Correspondent). The club then visited MSNBC to see the differences between print and television media. COL (R) Jack Jacobs gave the cadets a tour of the studios to show what goes into the production of a news show, including a visit to the control room where the news that Senator John McCain would not support the latest healthcare bill was just breaking. The cadets then sat in on Dr. Rachel Maddow's editorial meeting to see how she and her producers decide which stories to pursue for her show that evening. COL Jacobs also took the club to the set of Saturday Night Live, where they talked to crew members and learned some of the history behind the show.
Four cadets and one EECS faculty member successfully passed the FCC Element 2 exam and earned their Technician Class Amateur Radio license at a test session held in Jefferson Hall, soon after the FCC will issue their callsigns. Mr. Charles Schooler (D/EECS), Cadets Alexander Weisser ’18, David Bindon ’19, Frank Medici ’19, and Anthony Lavagnino ’20 spent the last previous month attending license exam prep-sessions that provided them with a learning forum in which to better understand the FCC regulatory policies and technical expertise required to pass the exam. The club would like to especially thank local area amateur radio operators for assisting as Volunteer Examiners: Joe DeLorenzo, Mark Copeletti, Bruce Baccaro, and Mark Halabuda as well as club members.
The Scuba Team travelled to Pennsylvania to conduct diving operations at Dutch Springs Aquatic Park. This was the first trip the team took with the newest members of the team. The purpose was to familiarize the new members with the area and operating procedure with the area medical staff. Three team members were successfully certified, five dives were taken with a max depth of 80 feet.
LTC Paul Evangelista and MAJ David Hughes took eight Systems Engineering/ Engineering Management cadets (two separate capstone teams) to Fort Belvoir to conduct an in-progress review (IPR) with PEO Soldier’s Project Manager of Soldier & Squad Systems Integration (S&SSI). Following the IPR, the cadets were given a tour of the facilities, which included the Warrior Integration Site. The cadets gained valuable feedback from the key stakeholders, which will allow them to move forward in their year-long capstones.
The Black Knights tallied an aggregate score of 4629 against the Tigers' score of 4607. Cow Payne Nunn led the squad, earning an aggregate score of 1166. Nunn was followed by plebe Kaitlyn Kutz (1158) Clayton Hanson (1155) who took the two and three spots, respectively. Army took four of the top 10 spots in this discipline. Nunn's score of 579 was enough to earn him the top spot over-all in smallbore. Hanson was close behind with a score of 573 for the third spot, followed by Kutz's score of 570 in fifth, and cow Nathan Brewer at the eighth spot with a score of 566. Army took five of the top 10 spots in air rifle. Kutz led the Black Knights for the second match in a row with a score of 588. Nunn was close behind, shooting 587 for the third spot, cow Maddy Erikson took fifth with a score of 584, and cow Emiliano Concha-Toro finished ninth with a score of 576.
Led by 13 kill performances by Vanessa Wesley and Carolyn Bockrath, the Army West Point volleyball team won its second match of the weekend with a 3-0 sweep over Holy Cross on the road. The Black Knights improved to 11-8 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League after the 2-0 performance this weekend. Bockrath hit .600 in the match on 13 kills and 20 attacks, while Wesley was close behind with a .579 hitting percentage. Ellie Petersen stepped up big for the Black Knights with a team-leading 12 digs and Sydney Morriss had 10. Haven Bethune controlled Army's offense with 23 assists. Allie Strong helped the Cadets' offense with two service aces and Bockrath and Bethune each posted three block assists. Read More
Cadets and faculty from the Management program traveled to Citi Field for a day with the NY Mets. The trip focused on the various management functions of a professional sports team, and included several sessions with executives and employees representing a spectrum of specialties with the organization. The cadets also received a facility tour to view and discuss the stadium's operations and systems, including engineering, security, inventory management, maintenance, ticketing, marketing, public and media relations, radio and TV broadcasting, merchandising, human resource management, vending, food prep, and others. They learned a lot about the business side of professional sports, and gained an opportunity to see management theory in action in an organization many fans never think of as a business.
The Army West Point sprint football team scored early and often in its 40-6 victory over service-academy rival Navy in the annual Star Game on Saturday at Shea Stadium. The win was Army's second in as many contests in the 2017-18 Star Series presented by USAA after the golf team defeated the Midshipmen, 6.5-4.5, last weekend. The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season, while Navy fell to 3-1. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/3IuXdd32E9s. Army put up 40 points on Navy for the first time since the 1998 Anthracite Bowl in Pottsville, Pa., when it captured a 43-8 win. Firstie wide receiver Ty Galyean posted two of the team's five touchdowns on the afternoon on five receptions for 51 yards. Cow quarterback Keegan West was masterful in orchestrating Army's offense, completing 22-of-28 passes for 242 yards and three scores. Read More
A plebe family's first visit to West Point is filled with stares, amazement and questions, but not for Army West Point Football's Josh Boylan and his family. For them, it was a return to their roots. His family knows the West Point way.
"There is always that awkward time when you're a plebe and you have to explain to your parents, 'Hey, this is what this is, and this is what this means,' but I never really had that period," Boylan said. Instead it's the little things they notice. For more on Boylan and his family's ties to West Point, Click here.
Backed by a 38-save performance by Cole Bruns, the Army West Point hockey team pushed past American International, 2-1, Saturday night to complete the weekend sweep. Army captured four points on the weekend and is first in Atlantic Hockey standings. Nick DeCenzo and Brendan Soucie bookended an AIC goal to clinch the game for Army. Blake Box, Tyler Pham, Zach Evancho and Conor Andlre were credited with assists for the Black Knights. Pham's assist was the 75th point of his career and 53rd assist for the most on the team. Army's penalty kill was superb as the defense killed off all five and picked up seven blocked shots from seven different players. Bruns picked up 38 saves on the night for a season-high. It is the second straight season that Army has begun league play 2-0. The Black Knights improve to 65-29-7 in the all-time series against the Yellow Jackets and head coach Brian Riley boasts a 30-17-6 mark. Read More
The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership held its annual awards ceremony to honor those cadets who achieved excellence in PL100-General Psychology for Leaders, PL150- Advanced General Psychology for Leaders and PL300-Military Leadership. The Harris Award for Excellence in Military Leadership recognizes the cadet who earned the highest academic average in the core course in PL300-Military Leadership. This year’s recipient is Erika Forktus '18. The Beach Award recognizes the Fourth Class cadet who earned the highest overall average in PL100–General Psychology for Leaders, for the entire academic year. This year’s recipient is Gavin McAuliffe '20. Lastly, The PL150 or PL100 Master Tab is presented to cadets who achieved an overall average of 97% or higher in their respective course. Only 44 cadets out of over 1200 cadets earned the Master Tab.
The Army West Point football team forced six turnovers and turned five of those into points in a 49-12 triumph over Rice here Saturday night. The Black Knights scored 35 of their final 49 points off of Rice turnovers. And four of those came within 3:44 of each other, spanning the end of the first quarter and early into the second. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/iP-zOV1TdcI. Army controlled most key categories throughout the game -- first downs, total offense, turnovers, time of possession, sacks and fourth-down conversions. Kell Walker had a career-high game running for 127 yards on 10 carries. The yearling racked up three touchdowns as well for his first career multi-score game. Ahmad Bradshaw also ran for over 100 yards, earning 115 to go along with his two scores. Read More