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    Westman’s Late Heroics Guides Women's Soccer Past IonaFirstie midfielder Lauryn Westman's goal in the 87th minute propelled the Army West Point women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Iona on Tuesday afternoon. For the second year in-a-row, the Black Knights defeated the Gaels 1-0 with Westman providing the only score in the final 10 minutes of regulation. Army improved to 2-0-1 on the year, its best start since the 1997 season. The Gaels were handed their first loss of the season and are now 1-1-0.

    After Iona controlled play for much of the first half, the Cadets went on the offensive and recorded six of their eight shots in the final 45 minutes. Army led the Gaels in shots (6-3), shots on goal (3-0) and corner kicks (3-1) in the second half. Yearling Erynn Johns tallied a game-high three shots and assisted on Westman's goal, while fellow yearling Sydney Cassalia made one save in her second shutout of the year. Read More


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    The Supt's Convocation at Ike HallThe Superintendent's Convocation honored staff, faculty and cadets on their academic, military and physical accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year August 16 at Eisenhower Hall. This year's Convocation speaker was Gunnar Tamm from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (DCME).


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    Class of 2020 Oath of AffirmationOn August 19, the Class of 2020 Affirmed its Commitment to the Profession of Arms. Cadets took the Oath of Affirmation, binding them to complete their next two years of study and a minimum of five years of active-duty military service thereafter.

    LTG(R) James J. Lovelace Jr. '70 spoke to the new cadet sergeants about this significant milestone. USMA 2020 Class President Joshua Phillips presented General Lovelace with a commemorative engraved saber. 34 members of the Class of 1970, the cows' 50-Year Affiliation class, were on hand to present members of the Class of 2020 with a joint class commemorative coin symbolizing their new professional bond, and to be the first to welcome them to the profession of arms.

    Prior to the Affirmation Ceremony, the Class of 1970 gathered for a celebratory dinner at WPAOG with USMA 2020 Class officers. Diners and guests enjoyed the lovely fountain and terrace at WPAOG that the Class has gifted to the Long Gray Line. The USMA 1970 motto, "Serve with Integrity" is engraved on the terrace, and the Class posed for photos with USMA 2020 officers around this motto.


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  • 08/23/18--12:13: Club Night at Ike Hall
  • Club Night at Ike HallCadets at the United States Military Academy recently had the chance to learn about the 139 clubs available for them to join during Club Night at Eisenhower Hall. The clubs include everything from sports and combat training to music, faith and more.


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    Ring Weekend for the Class of 2019In February, the class officers for Class of 2019 visited Herff Jones to see how their class rings are made. After the designers finalized the 3D model for the ring, they created thousands of wax casts of rings from a master mold. Eventually, gold was poured into these molds to create the rough rings, which then go through polishing and finishing before being personalized with the ordered stone. Today these rings will be presented to each member of USMA 2019 ***So Freedom Will Reign*** during the Ring Weekend Ceremony at Trophy Point.

    Photo: by Cadet Robert Norwood '20


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    The Army West Point rifle team is primed for a challenging schedule with the 2018-19 season just around the corner as the Black Knights face four teams that competed at last year's NCAA Championships. Among the schools highlighting the Black Knights' upcoming schedule are 2018 NCAA champion Kentucky and 2017 NCAA champion West Virginia (runner-up last year), along with Nebraska (placed fifth), all members of the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) that also includes Army and Navy.

    Air Force rounds out that NCAA contingent. The Falcons finished fifth at last year's championships and are also the defending All-Academy President's Trophy champion that includes Army (placed second), Navy and Coast Guard. The Black Knights will look to dethrone the Falcons when the teams meet in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 3. West Virginia, Nebraska and Navy highlight Army's eight-match home slate at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. The defending GARC regular-season and tournament champion Mountaineers visit West Point during the fall for a triangular match to include Coast Guard on Oct. 27.

    Nebraska opens Army's home spring slate Jan. 12 prior to the Black Knights setting their targets on arch-rival Navy less than a month later (Feb. 2). Read More


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    Game Notes: Football Opens Season at DukeThe Black Knights travel to North Carolina to take on Duke under the lights on Friday night to open the 2018 season. The contest will air live on ESPNU; the game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

    How to Follow: Television - Espnu | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes - Army Notes | Live Stats - Goduke.Com |Twitter - @Armywp_Football

    The Opening Kickoff
    Army looks to win its fourth season opener under head coach Jeff Monken, who enters his fifth season at the helm of the Black Knights. The Black Knights are coming off a 10-win season for only the second time in program history and captured the Commander in Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996. Army won its second straight bowl game with a thrilling 42-35 victory over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl. Army is 97-28-3 in season openers as a program and Monken is 1-0 when the first game is away from Michie Stadium in his career as the Black Knights' head coach. The last season opener on the road was a 28-13 victory over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in 2016. The Black Knights were the NCAA FBS rushing leader in 2017 with an average of 362.3 yards per game, but Army is replacing four of five starters from the offensive line. With the graduation of quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw, Army is losing its top rusher from a season ago with 1,742, which set the single-season service-academy record. Read More


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    CDT Kalie Rosenberger '22Rookie Kalie Rosenberger of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.

    Rosenberger's first weekly honor comes after a two-goal performance against Binghamton that led the Black Knights to a 2-1 victory. After trailing 1-0, the St. Louis, Mo., native netted goals in the 53rd and 75th minutes to complete the comeback. She produced Army's first multi-goal effort since Sept. 18, 2016 when Samantha Sullenger scored twice against Fairleigh Dickinson. Additionally, she is the only plebe in the last eight years to record two or more goals in a single game.

    The Black Knights return to action this weekend as they head to Northern Arizona for a Friday contest at 10 a.m. ET. They will conclude the road trip with a neutral site contest in Flagstaff, Ariz., against CSU Northridge on Sunday which is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET.


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    CDT Emmy Barnhorst '22After being named to the Army Invitational All-Tournament Team, Emmy Barnhorst captured Rookie of the Week honors by the Patriot League. Barnhorst was named to the Army Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 2.57 kills per set and hitting .317. As the most aggressive player at the net this past weekend, the plebe middle blocker tabbed 3.29 points per set. She led the Black Knights with 1.36 blocks per sets with three solo blocks and 16 block assists. The Winfield, Ill., native tallied double-digit kills in all three matches included a career-high 15 kills and a .405 hitting percentage against San Francisco.

    Army returns home next weekend for the Black Knights Invitational. The Cadets will face Albany on Friday and Southeastern Louisiana and Hofstra on Saturday.


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  • 08/29/18--06:45: Football to Meet LSU in 2023
  • Football to Meet LSU in 2023The Army West Point football team is heading to Death Valley in 2023 to take on LSU at Tiger Stadium. The 2023 contest against the Tigers will be only the second time the two schools have met on the gridiron. LSU and Army faced off in 1931 in West Point with the Black Knights posting a 20-0 win over the Tigers. The U.S. Military Academy has a tie to the state as current Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is a 1988 graduate of West Point. "I am looking forward to welcoming my fellow Black Knights down to Baton Rouge in 2023," Governor Edwards said. "Both schools have helped shape who I am today, and it will be exciting to see them face off in Tiger Stadium. As for who I'll be rooting for, I can guarantee you I'll be supporting the winning team regardless of the outcome." The Tigers will be the first Southeastern Conference opponent for the Black Knights since they took on Vanderbilt in 2011.


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    Men's Cross Country Receiving National VotesAs the Army West Point men's cross country team prepares to open its season at the University of Maine on Friday, the team finds itself in the national conversation. The defending Patriot League champions will open the year ranked 38th in the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association National Preseason Poll. This marks the first time that Army has received votes in the national poll since 2000. Head Coach Mike Smith welcomes back several key members to the team including firstie Mikey Singer, cows Robbie Santoyo, Roman Ollar and Ben Petrella and yearling Daniel Mazzei. The group will be an important part to the team's success following the graduation of NCAA individual qualifier John Valeri. They will look to build off a successful 2017 campaign that resulted in Patriot League and Star Meet championships as well as a third place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional, the team's best finish since 2001.


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    Jeff MonkenArmy 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 are preparing to open the 2018 season at Duke on Friday evening at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

    (Ref.: opening statement)
    "Good afternoon everybody. I am excited to be here and I appreciate everybody being here this afternoon. Our guys are excited about the opportunity to just measure themselves against another team. It's really difficult to do that throughout preseason camp. We spend a lot of time interacting and competing against each other and against the scout team. I thought we had a good scrimmage last week, but it was the scout team and a lot of those guys are freshmen and playing college football for the first time. So, this will really be our first opportunity to do that against an outstanding Duke team.

    "Coach (David) Cutcliffe has really done an incredible job with that program. They are very talented and they are very well coached. So, obviously, having played them the last three seasons, this almost feels like we're in a conference with them and it makes it really difficult. With our offense, they play Georgia Tech every year. They have a plan. They do a really good job defending the option. Not only scheming it, but executing it on the field. And then offensively, just the opportunity for them to see how we've attacked them defensively and come up with new schemes each year. They have such a talented quarterback in that (Daniel) Jones kid. I really admire his ability and his decision making and his leadership. Read More


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    CDT Erynn Johns '21Yearling forward Erynn Johns of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for her strong start to the 2018 season. Johns guided the Black Knights to a 3-1-1 record through the first five games, the program's best start to a season since opening the 1997 season at 6-0-0. She recorded a point in each of the first four games. Having also scored a goal in the 2017 season finale at American, her five-game point streak was the longest within the program since 2010 when Kim An earned a point in seven consecutive matches.

    The Austin, Texas, native leads Army with six points which is tied for the third most in the Patriot League. Additionally, her team-high four assists is tied for tops in the league and fifth nationally. The Black Knights return to action this weekend as they head to Northern Arizona for a Friday contest at 10 p.m. ET. They will conclude the road trip with a neutral site contest in Flagstaff, Ariz., against CSU Northridge on Sunday which is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET. Read More


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    Cadets at the Cranberry Triathlon FestivalThe West Point Triathlon team participated in its first competition of the season at the Cranberry Triathlon Festival in Lakeview, Mass., August 25. The team performed well as Cadets Wolfgang Drake and Thatcher Shepard took first and second, respectively, in the men's division, while Cadets Hannah White and Payton Boylston earned second and third, respectively, in the women's division.


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    Exchange Cadet Affirmation Ceremony at USAFATuesday evening, 8/28, the Affirmation Ceremony for the West Point Fall Semester Exchange Cadets was held at the United States Air Force Academy. Since exchange cadets miss their official Affirmation Ceremony at the United States Military Academy, the West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region host this special event each year to mark the occasion. Bill Knowlton '70 and Bill Arcuri '70, members of the 50-Year Affiliation Class for the Class of 2020, were in attendance to grip hands with these 7 cadets as they declared their commitment to the profession of arms.

    LTG Reynold Hoover '83, Deputy Commander for U.S. Northern Command, delivered remarks.

    WPAOG would like to thank the West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the West Point Parents' Club of Colorado for being part of the ceremony.


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    Down 2-0 in the match, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat Albany in five sets to mark the Cadets' first five-set victory of 2018. "I am proud of the team for staying in it until the very end and never taking a play off," said head coach Alma Kovaci Lee. "It showed a lot of grit and they believed in each other. It was a total team win, and we hadn't beaten Albany in a long time, even with more experienced teams on the court. I am just so proud." The Black Knights dominated offensively with a 91-63 point advantage over the Great Danes. Army boasted 70 assists in the effort and had two players with double-doubles. Read More


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    The Army West Point women's cross country team opened its season with a 15-50 victory over Maine on Friday. Plebe Shelby Piccinic paced the Black Knights, finishing first in her collegiate debut. Army took the first 11 spots in the race.

    The Army West Point men's cross country team opened its season with a 15-49 victory over Maine on Friday. Plebe Marshall Beatty lead the way for the Black Knights, finishing first in his collegiate debut. Army took the top six spots in the meet.


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    CDT Ana Oglivie '21Riding off its momentum from last Friday night's thrilling victory, the Army West Point volleyball team defeated Southeastern Louisiana Saturday morning in straight sets to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Black Knights have now won six sets in a row and will play in the West Point Invitational Championship tonight against Hofstra. Army controlled the first set with a 17-5 kill advantage over the Lions. Thanks to Lauren Janok and Nikki Lum, 16 of those 17 kills were assisted. Sydney Morriss hit .500 in the first set with seven kills to lead both sides. The second set featured 14 tie scores and seven lead changes, but the Black Knights kept their cool to win it 25-23. With the set tied 22-22, the Cadets were able to outscore the Lions 3-1 to clinch. Two kills from Emmy Barnhorst and a kill from Courtney Horace helped. Read More


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    CDT Christian Takaki '21Christian Takaki of the Army West Point men's soccer team earned his first career Patriot League weekly award after being named the Midfielder of the Week on Monday afternoon. "Christian is growing into each game as the team is growing into the season," head coach Russell Payne said. "We are encouraged by his steps forward." The sophomore midfielder played a crucial role in the Black Knights' 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Pac-12 opponent San Diego State on the road this past Saturday night. With the game tied in the 80th minute, he took a ball that ricocheted off of the post and buried it into the back of the net for what turned out to be the game-deciding goal. That score was the first of Takaki's career and helped Army pick up its second win over a Pac-12 foe in program history. It also gave the program its first ever win in the state of California. Read More


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    Men's Soccer Stuns San Diego State in Dramatic FashionThe Army West Point men's soccer team captured its first win of the 2018 season in thrilling fashion as the Black Knights came from behind to defeat Pac-12 foe San Diego State, 2-1, at the SDSU Sports Deck on Saturday night. After falling behind 1-0 early in the first half, the Cadets (1-2) battled back and secured the road victory over the Aztecs (0-2-1).

    "It's a difficult task to travel out west to tough opponents like San Diego State and come away with a win so I'm extremely proud of the whole team's effort tonight," head coach Russell Payne said. "We prepared all week and we knew we had the talent to stick with them. Tonight we were the most connected we've been all season and the result took care of itself." Justin Stoll played a large role in the Black Knights' comeback. After giving up a score in the opening frame, he bounced back to make two noteworthy stops in order keep the deficit at one. Read More


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