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    CDTs Janae McNeal '18 and Madison Hovren '19Firstie Janae McNeal and cow Madison Hovren both received Patriot League postseason honors on Friday afternoon. McNeal picked up Patriot League All-Defensive Team recognition for the third consecutive year, while Hovren received her second straight all-league award by being named to the second team. A key piece in the backcourt for the Black Knights, McNeal pieced together a stellar senior campaign. In her final season on the banks of the Hudson, she appeared in all but one game, while averaging 10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and a team-best 2.6 assists per contest. She connected on 45 percent of her shots from the floor, which ranked seventh in the league. Her 39 steals were good for second on the team. Hovren, who was a first team all-league member a season ago, turned in another impressive campaign for Army. She led the team in scoring and rebounding for the second straight year, finishing with 14.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per outing. She tallied 17 double-doubles and seven 20-point performances. The junior forward ranked fifth in the league in scoring, third in rebounding and fourth in shooting percentage. Read More


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    CDT Lucas Weiland '20The Army West Point wrestling team saw six of its grapplers on the podium at the EIWA Championships as it finished eighth with 56.5 points on Sunday. Lucas Weiland and Ben Harvey highlighted the group with fourth place finishes and earning the team's two bids to the NCAA Championships. Weiland and Harvey qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time in their careers. The Black Knights finished in the top 10 for the fourth straight season and in every season since 1991-92 except for 2013-14. Harvey notched his fifth win over a ranked opponent this season in the consolation semifinals. Lane Peters earned his first podium finish at the EIWA Championships, placing seventh at 133 lbs. Read More


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    The Secular Students Alliance achieved a milestone, the club's first trip section. Professor Jen Kiesling accompanied nine cadets to a Darwin's Day celebration sponsored by the Secular Humanist Society of New York. After dinner and conversation with members of the New York City club, the cadets listened to a lecture by the author "The Age of Unreason".


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    CDT Jon Kim '18The Army West Point men's rugby team earned their first victory of the spring season with a dominating 113-7 performance over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at the Anderson Rugby Complex. The Black Knights improve to 7-2 in 15s play, while Dartmouth falls to 7-1. The Black Knights set a new record for most points scored in a single game since becoming a varsity program. They surpassed their previous mark of 81 points scored against Delaware (Oct. 1, 2016). Army is now 2-0 all time in their series against Dartmouth. Plebe Matthew Meehan posted four tries, setting a new personal record. Cows Tony Smith and Marco Carrabotta both posted their first career tries. Yearling Jason Green also notched his first try in 15s play. Jayden Demmy added a hat trick for the Black Knights, which was the first of his career. Read More


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    Men's Lacrosse Opens League Play with Road WinAfter a strong 7-0 start, the Army West Point men's lacrosse team topped Lafayette 13-4 on the road Saturday to open Patriot League contests at 1-0. The Black Knights were led by AJ Barretto's nine saves and the team's 11 caused turnovers. Lafayette was held scoreless for the first 35:07 of play. David Symmes and Nick Santorelli both posted two goals in the win, while Conor Glancy notched two assists. Army is now 1-0 in the Patriot League and 37-0 all-time against Lafayette. The Black Knights had 11 different goal scorers in today's game and six of the 13 goals were assisted. Nate Jones, Sean O'Brien, Austin Colvin, Glancy, Nicholas Garofano, Matt Manown, Alex Alacqua, Connor DeWitt and Miles Silva all recorded a goal for the Cadets. In the assist column were Symmes, Jones, O'Brien and Jon LaMonica. LaMonica, Symmes, Jones and Johnny Surdick each picked up four ground balls in the effort. Surdick led the team with two caused turnovers. Paul Newbold made a save in the final 3:48 for Army. The first class now boasts 36 wins in their careers on the banks of the Hudson. Read More


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    Cadets Visit Valle del Bravo in MexicoCadets Chandler Gach and Gabby Young visited the Valle del Bravo (Brave Valley) in the State of Mexico. Located approximately two hours west of México City, Valle del Bravo played a role in the Mexican War of Independence. This cultural trip provided great perspective on the cultural and ethnic diversity in México, as Valle del Bravo is home to several indigenous communities, such as the Nahuas, Matlatzinca and Purépecha. Exposure to this diverse range of cultures and languages enriches the cultural immersion experience.


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    CDT Hannah Boubel '21The Army West Point women's tennis team closed out its 13-match home stand by shutting out Wagner and Marist, 7-0, on Saturday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights improved to 11-4, while the Seahawks and Red Foxes both dropped to 4-4. Hannah Boubel and Alana Larcombe went 2-0 in singles. Boubel improved to a team-best 24 singles wins. She earned her first-career win at the top singles flight. Larcombe won her 10th-career singles match and improved to 5-0 in duals.

    Singles Results: Hannah Boubel def. Vedika Anand, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 | Gloria Son def. Rina Baynes, 6-1, 6-4 | Alana Larcombe def. Brenda Campa, 6-1, 6-0 | Bridget Mayfield def. Samantha Hodges, 6-3, 6-3 | Sophia Suri def. Carolyn Gibson, 6-2, 6-0 | Abi Waldman def. Madeline Post, 6-1, 6-1. Read More


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    Women's Lacrosse Outlasts Siena in OT ThrillerThe Army West Point women's lacrosse team outlasted Siena, 17-16, in overtime Saturday at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Saints fell to 0-3. Army scored the first seven goals of the game, including four in the first four-and-a-half-minutes. Rookie Rilee Scott caged the game's first two tallies before senior co-captain Amy Johnston recorded a hat trick throughout the first 15 minutes of the contest. She capped the milestone with a woman-up tally with 15:33 remaining in the opening period to hand the Black Knights a seven-goal edge. The tides turned from there, however, as Siena netted three-consecutive goals prior to the eight-minute mark. With the score at 7-3, an unexpected stoppage forced the players, coaches and spectators to evacuate Michie Stadium for roughly 30 minutes. The Saints were unfazed by the delay as they put another shot into the cage to make it a 7-4 game. Read More


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    GEN(R) Alexander '52 2018 Distinguished LecturerThe Department of Social Sciences welcomed GEN(R) Keith B. Alexander as the 2018 Class of 1952 Distinguished Lecturer. GEN Alexander addressed all cadets enrolled in International Relations and American Politics during a Dean's Hour Lecture. GEN Alexander addressed the nation's cyber security and cyber policy moving forward. He remarked on the development of Cyber as a new instrument of power that must be employed to achieve our nation's strategic objectives. The lecture was attended by over 1000 cadets and members of the West Point Class of 1952 who steward the lecture series. GEN Alexander enjoyed a reception with cadets and Class of '52 representatives following the lecture.


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    CDT David Mitchell '19The Army West Point men's tennis team closed out their two-match home stand undefeated this weekend at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Cadets started off the morning with a 6-1 victory over St. Bonaventure, followed by a 5-2 win over Fairfield. Army now improves to 6-8 on the season. The Black Knights had an impressive showing in singles play, taking five out of six matches against both the Bonnies, and the Stags. In doubles, Juniors David Mitchell and Grant Patterson finished off the weekend 2-0 as a pair.

    Singles Results: Victor Blanco def. Gregory Shannon - 6-3, 6-3 | Myles Conlin def. Hector Martinez - 6-3, 6-4 | David Mitchell def. Ante Zovko - 6-3, 6-3 | Michael Sienko def. Lukas Malmberg - 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 | Dylan Simonsen def. John Rutkowski - 6-4, 6-4 | Anant Mundra def. Darrel Harxhi - 6-0, 6-3. Read More


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  • 03/05/18--08:52: Pistol Team Hosts MIT
  • Pistol Team Hosts MITThe Pistol Team hosted Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for its final home pistol match of the season at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. Army won the match with a three-event aggregate score of 6195 to MIT's 6093. In Free Pistol, the first event Garrett Plant '19 had the high team score of 506 out of a possible 600. Army dominated the second event, Standard Pistol, with a four-person team score of 2052 to MIT's 1995. Keegan Buros '20 shot the high team score of 527 out of a possible 600. Army won the final event, Air Pistol, with a four-person team score of 2201 to MIT's 2143. Garrett Plant and Chris Forden '20 both shot scores of 561 out of a possible 600 for the match high score. Army's next match is the National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships at Fort Benning, where Army will be competing against the top ten collegiate teams in the country.


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    CDT Sam Messina '19The Army West Point Baseball team closed out its three-game neutral site weekend with a perfect 3-0 record after earning an 11-1 victory over Boston College here Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights also defeated Bryant (11-7) on Friday and Niagara (9-5) on Saturday to take the Army West Point Invitational title held down in Cary, N.C. For the weekend, the Cadets outscored their opponents 31-13 and compiled 36 hits. Army matched its season-high in runs on Sunday, which it first achieved in Friday night's win over Bryant. The Black Knights were also one hit shy of tying their season-best mark. It was an overall solid performance for the Cadets on Sunday. Starting pitcher Sam Messina led the Army defense on the hill, allowing just five hits, two walks and one run in his 7.0 innings of work. The cow fanned a season-high seven batters as well. Read More


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    Aviation Cadets Complete Semester Check-OutThree flying team members successfully completed their semester check-out, demonstrating excellent knowledge of the aircraft and local flying area as well as their ability to safely perform required flight maneuvers. All team members conducted numerous short field and power-off landings in preparation for the upcoming Fifth Annual Service Academy Spring Classic, April 20 - 22, 2018 at Stewart Airport. Army, Navy and Coast Guard will square off on the ground and in flight.


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  • 03/06/18--08:23: Indoor Climbing Clinic
  • Climbing Indoor ClinicThe Army West Point Climbing Team was scheduled to go on an Ice Climbing adventure in the Catskill Mountains. The trip was cancelled due to heavy rain. Instead, an indoor clinic was held, and team members received instruction and practice with rope systems. Building on the technical foundations learned in previous sessions, cadets built anchor points on top of the climbing wall, set up Top Ropes and safely rappelled. This clinic significantly increased effectiveness of the club and refined the team’s safety skills. Each new member was paired with an experienced climber.


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    Cadets in Jordan Visit Two New CitiesCadets studying in Amman, Jordan had the opportunity to visit two new cities during a free weekend. Cadets took a trip to the shores of Aqaba in the South of Jordan. In Aqaba, the cadets found that fewer locals spoke English, so they relied on their Arabic more than they have had to in Amman. Cadets also took a cultural excursion with their program, AMIDEAST to the ancient city of Jerash, the oldest city in Jordan. The AMIDEAST-provided guide explained the rich history of the old Roman city that has changed hands through several empires throughout history. The cadets discussed the different cultures that have lived in the city of Jerash and how these changes have affected the current political landscape in Jordan.


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    CDTs Jacob Hurtubise '20 and Anthony Giachin '21Army West Point baseball took two of the three weekly awards announced Monday by the Patriot League. Jacob Hurtubise was tabbed the conference player of the week, while Anthony Giachin was selected the rookie of the week. Both earned their first weekly praise. Hurtubise batted .600 (6-for-10), while slugging .900 and reaching base at a .733 clip during Army's 3-0 weekend. The yearling centerfielder scored eight runs, drove in two and was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts. He went 3-for-4 with four runs, an RBI and a double in Friday's 11-7 win over Bryant. The Zionsville, Ind., native then was 2-for-3 with two runs and two walks with three stolen bases in Saturday's 9-5 victory over Niagara. He finished his weekend going 1-for-3 with two runs scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over Boston College. Giachin batted .538 (7-for-13) with two multi-hit games and three RBIs to help the Black Knights as well. The plebe infielder went 4-for-5 in a win vs. Bryant on Friday. Giachin then drove in one run and walked once, while going 1-for-4 in Saturday's win over Niagara. The Newark, N.J., native closed his weekend going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the win over the Eagles. These two currently sit second and third on the team with an average of .341 and .333, respectively. Hurtubise leads the Cadets in hits (14) and runs (12), while Giachin is tied for third in hits with 12. Read More


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    CDT John Zimmerman '21Plebe defender John Zimmerman of the Army West Point Hockey team has been named to the Atlantic Hockey Association's All-Rookie Team, announced by the league on Monday. "We are really proud to see John named to the All-Rookie Team," said head coach Brian Riley. "He's had a tremendous first year and it is nice to see his play be recognized by coaches throughout the league." Zimmerman was one of seven Black Knights to reach double-digits in assists and boasted the most points of the rookies on the team. He tallied 11 on the year to rank 12th in the league for freshman scoring. The Arlington, Texas, native appeared in 24 games for Army and totaled 22 blocks on the year. He finished the regular season at +2. The fourth-seeded Army West Point hockey team is set to host fifth-seeded Air Force Mar. 9-11 at Tate Rink for the AHA Quarterfinals. Tickets are now available to fans. Chairbacks can be purchased for $10 each, while bleacher seating is $9 a person. To purchase tickets fans can, Click Here, call the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or buy in person at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium.


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    The Society for Military History (SMH) informed the Department of History’s Dr. Matthew Muehlbauer that he has been selected as an SMH Moncado Prize winner for his article, "Holy War & Just War in Early New England, 1630-1655" in last July's Journal of Military History. Dr. Muehlbauer will receive the award later this year during the SMH Annual Meeting.


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    CDT Nick Turner '19The Army West Point Golf team is currently tied for 12th place at The Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Black Knights compiled scores of 291-286—577 (+17) during the opening two rounds of the tournament. Virginia and Augusta are in first and second with marks of 274-277—551 and 280-274—554, respectively. Host South Carolina-Aiken follows closely with scores of 283-274—557. Nick Turner sits as Army's top golfer after two rounds. The cow scratched a 4-over par during the opening round before shooting even during the second. He is currently tied for 42nd with scores of 74-70—144 (+4) Dean Sakata and Gunnar Doyle follow closely behind as they are both tied for 46th place. Sakata also finished even during the second round to close out his first day with marks of 75-70—145(+5). Read More


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    Cadets in Moldova Visit the Nat'l Museum of EthnographyCadets Eli Garrard and Caden Anderson visited the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History as part of their semester abroad experience studying Russian in Moldova. Moldova offers cadets an interesting intersection of Western and Eastern European cultures. Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet influences converge in Moldova, yet the capital city Chisinau still provides a linguistically immersive environment for Russian studies. Visiting the museum provided visual context to topics they are covering in their classes. Exhibits focus on the cultural history of Moldova, ranging from the Greek period to modern times and natural history as well. Cadets learned about local customs and traditions as well as how these aspects of life have evolved over time. They will write a short essay about these experiences for their Advanced Language in Context writing course.


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