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    Game Notes: Football Hosts Hawai'i SaturdayThe Black Knights are back at Michie Stadium for the second straight week as Army welcomes Hawai'i to West Point for the first time since 2010. The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

    How to follow: TV - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes • Hawai'i Notes | Live Stats - GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

    Army is looking to extend its home winning streak to nine games when the Rainbow Warriors make a visit Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights are coming off a 38-14 win over Liberty to move to 1-1 on the season. That victory also marked Army's third consecutive home-opening win. The running game got back on track for the Cadets when they ran for 449 yards against the Flames after gaining only 168 against Duke in their opener. Hawai'i native Calen Holt has been the Black Knights' leading rusher with 126 rushing yards through two games. He also scored Army's first touchdown against Liberty. Darnell Woolfolk returned to form last Saturday with two touchdown runs and 98 yards on the ground. The defense came up with three turnovers in that game as well, two caused by safety Jaylon McClinton, to stymie the Flames' offense that came into Michie after putting up 52 points against Old Dominion. Read More


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    CDTs Lucas Weiland '20 Rocco Caywood '19 Ben Harvey '20The Army West Point wrestling team captured four rankings in WIN Magazine's preseason rankings. The team tied for 33rd with Stanford, each earning 5.5 points in the tournament power index. Cows Ben Harvey (10th at 174 lbs.) and Lucas Weiland (12th at 157 lbs.) were joined by firstie captain Rocco Caywood (13th at 197 lbs.) in the individual rankings. All three wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in their careers last season while setting personal bests in wins.

    Harvey advanced to the blood round of the NCAA Championships a season ago (one-win shy of being an All-American), becoming the first Army wrestler to do so after dropping his first match since Patrick Simpson in 2006. His 4-2 record marked just the 15th time an Army wrestler won at least four matches at nationals. The New Palestine, Ind., native ranked second on the team with a 22-11 record. Harvey added a team-best 9-8 record against ranked opponents, including victories over No. 7 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina), No. 8 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) and No. 9 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford). Read More


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    Army 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 back at Michie Stadium this weekend when they welcome Hawai'i on Saturday afternoon.

    (Ref.: Opening statement)
    "Good afternoon. We're coming off the victory from Saturday that sure feels a lot better than it did a week ago and I was proud of our team. We made enough plays to win the game. It was a game that when we look back on it, there's still a lot of things that we feel like we could have done better. But certainly we did some of the fundamentals better. We took care of the ball and didn't turn it over. We got some turnovers back, which made a big difference in the game. We tackled much better than we did the week before. I told our team, and as I've said in there, those fundamentals make such a big difference. It was great to get a win and be able to go into this game against Hawai'i coming off a victory. It just helped us build confidence that we can perform better than we did in Week One.

    "We're going to need to perform a lot better than we did in Week Two though to beat Hawai'i. This is a team that everyone is talking about. They're 3-0 and have scored a bunch of points. I can't say enough about how hard I think this Hawai'i team plays and how physical they play the game. That's really impressed me. It's in every phase. The way they rush kicks, cover kicks, play defense and run with the ball after they catch it. It playing the game really hard with a lot of passion. And certainly that's a credit to Nick (Rolovich) and the job he's done, he and his staff, of getting those guys to play that way. Read More


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    Cow safety Jaylon McClinton was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after his performance in football's 38-14 win over Liberty last Saturday. McClinton register five tackles and forced two turnovers in the victory. He caused and recovered a fumble early in the game and then recorded an interception as well.

    The Charlotte, N.C., native is third on the team in tackles with 11 in two games and he was the first player to make an interception this season. The Black Knights are back in action this Saturday at 12 p.m. against Hawai'i at Michie Stadium and the game can be seen live on CBS Sports Network or fans can listen live on the Army Sports Network.


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    LDSSA Cadets Enjoy a Saturday PassThe Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) had a great day at Mr. Ramos's house. The cadets enjoyed barbecue, volley-ball, swimming, board games, and watching football. All of which brought all the participating cadets closer together, all on the trip section and on pass enjoyed the weekend.


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    Sailing Team Sail "Invincible" Down the HudsonSeven cadets on the Off-Shore section of the USMA Sailing Team sailed the "Invincible" down the Hudson River, around Manhattan, up the East River, and into the Long Island Sound. During their 36-hour sail, they trained Man Overboard Drills, raising and dousing a pinnaker, rounding the mark, tacking, and jibing in open-ocean conditions. All this was in preparation for the 238-mile Stamford to Vineyards Race. In that race they will compete against five other collegiate-level teams and 90 other teams from across the world in an open-ocean race that will last 40 to 48 hours.


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    Theater Arts Guild Broadway OrientationTheatre Arts Guild Cadets executed a Broadway orientation trip for new members of the club. The group of mostly Plebes navigated their way around mid-town Manhattan. Cadets explored a street fair, took a backstage tour of Rockefeller Center, and visited museums such as MoMA and the Intrepid. They completed the evening by attending a Broadway performance of The Play That Goes Wrong. The play is a farce that demonstrates everything you don't want to happen while putting on a production.


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    Hillel – Plebe Retreat to KerhonksonRecently, 16 Jewish community members departed for the Plebe retreat hosted at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Faculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, staff from the Jefferson Hall Library, the Jewish Chaplain, and the CEO of the Jewish Chapel Fund provided oversight and enrichment opportunities for this Cadet led weekend which focused on introducing 4th Class Cadets to the diverse, supportive Jewish community in and around West Point. Cadets Andrei Rosu and Sammi Ponsell provided superb Cadet leadership along with three other Yearlings. The group also included Cadet Ariel Assayag do Lago, an exchange cadet from Brazil, as well as the Beitler and Goldman families. The desired outcome of fostering spiritual growth and camaraderie between all present was successfully achieved. They enjoyed meals, miniature golf, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, working out, long walks and relaxing. There was even a special concert by the band Shlock Rock dedicated to the Cadets. The weekend was made possible by an AOG Fund dedicated to Jewish Cadet activities.


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    Fly Fishing Trip to Manchester, VermontNine cadets had some wonderful fishing opportunities with new experiences. The group was hosted by longtime supporters of the club, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh and Julie Oliva. The cadets were able to fish four different bodies of water and included a day on a lake where the cadets were able to try fly fishing from four different types of watercraft. The fishing areas included the Roaring Branch, the Battenkill, a small pond, and Lake Sommerset. All cadets caught numerous fish and many cadets caught their first fish of a new species. Brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and yellow perch were the species caught. Cadets also visited the American Museum of Fly Fishing to see the history and evolution of fly fishing and the equipment. The club is very grateful to their hosts and all the effort they put into this event. Trips like this are possible because support and donations which provide equipment and transportation. Staff and faculty volunteering their time rounds out the critical resources used.


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  • 09/14/18--07:49: On Point: Love, Nikiay Comer
  • On Point: Love, Nikiay ComerWest Point allows cadets the opportunity to make plenty of unique connections that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. For Army West Point women's soccer firstie Nikiay Comer, that unexpected bond was forged with the students at the 186th Street School in Gardena, California, after she traveled out to the school with the Academy's Center for Leadership and Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The strong connection she formed evolved into Comer becoming pen pals with 50 of the students from the school who she remains in contact with to this day.


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  • 09/14/18--08:57: U.S. News Ranked USMA #1
  • U.S. News Ranked USMA #1U.S. News & World Report ranked The United States Military Academy at West Point as the #1 Top Public School in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings. USMA also ranked #4 for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, #2 in Civil Engineering, #7 in Electrical / Electronic Engineering and #10 in Mechanical Engineering. West Point also ranked #2 as a High School Counselor Top Pick and #18 among National Liberal Arts Colleges.


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    CDT Shelby Piccinic '22The Army men's cross country team finished second out of six teams in this year's Army Open. The Black Knights were led by junior Roman Ollar, who finished fourth with a time of 23:58.1 in his first race of the season. Top Individual Finishes 4. Roman Ollar, Jr. - 23:58.1 6. Mikey Singer, Sr. - 24:07.3 7. Robbie Santoyo, Jr. - 24:07.6 10. Noah Wallace, So. - 24:18.2 11. Luca Mazzanti, So. - 24:43.2.

    The Army women's cross country team placed third out of five teams in the 2018 Army Open at Bowdoin Park. Plebe Shelby Piccinic was the top finisher for the Black Knights, finishing eighth with a time of 20:21.4. Top Individual Performers: 8. Shelby Piccinic, Fr. - 20:21.4 15. Dominique Shultz, Fr. - 21:01.4 16. Mika Andrews, So. - 21:03.0 17. Kajol Maheshwari, Jr. - 21:05.2 18. Bethany Nunnery, Jr. - 21:05.3.


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    Women's Soccer Opens League Play with Win at LehighFirstie co-captain Sydney Witham scored the Army West Point women's soccer team's first goal in five games as the Black Knights opened Patriot League play with a 1-0 victory at Lehigh on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights matched their win total from each of the past three seasons as they improved to 4-1-4 and start 1-0-0 in league play for the first time since 2014. Yearlings Reilly McGinnis and Erynn Johns paced the Army offense with two shots apiece, while second-year goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia made seven saves in her sixth shutout of the season. The Omaha, Neb., native stopped all seven shots she faced to improve her scoreless streak to 447:37. Army matched its win total from the last season with its fourth of the season. The Black Knights won their Patriot League opener for the first time with 2014. Cassalia extended her scoreless streak to 447:37 with her fourth-straight shutout. This is the longest scoreless and shutout streak by an Army goalkeeper since 2011 when Monica Lee did not allow a goal in 468:18 over a six-game stretch. Read More


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    CDT Keenan O'Shea '20The Army West Point men's soccer team captured a 2-0 road victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday night at Waldron Family Stadium. Despite being outshot in the match, 6-4, the Black Knights (3-2-1) were able to put two strikes past the Mountaineers' (0-4-2) goalkeeper. The scores came off shots by Keenan O'Shea and Eric Whiteman, helping the Cadets extend their unbeaten streak to four games. Saturday's match was the first meeting between Army and Mount St. Mary's. O'Shea scored his fourth goal and handed out his third helper of the season. It was his 10th career score. He tallied a goal and an assist in the same game for the third time in his career. He is the first Cadet in the Payne era to tally at least one point in five consecutive matches. Whiteman netted his third goal of the week and of his career. The sophomore has now scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Zane Rojas recorded his second assist of the season and the third of his career. Stoll posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season. He now has 14 career shutouts and is tied for fifth all-time with Dick Machovina and Frank Oprandy. Army recorded two consecutive shutouts for the first time since blanking Colgate (Sept. 29) and Lafayette (Oct. 4) last year. Read More


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    The Army West Point volleyball team surged past Florida International, 3-0, Friday at the Gators Invitational. The Black Knights' win snapped a five match losing streak with the win. The Cadets played extremely disciplined limiting themselves to just 12 errors, while FIU had 28. Barnhorst led the Black Knights with 18 points on 14 kills (.387) and seven blocks. Courtney Horace followed in kills with eight, while Lisa Sullivan (7), Eckford (5) and Morriss (5) all notched multiple kills in the match. Nikki Lum posted 21 assists as Hannah Presley boasted 15 to help Army's offense. Presley also had two service aces which is a career-high. Ana Oglivie tallied 15 digs on the day, while Kennedy Wortman had 11. Read More


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    CDT Keegan West '19The Army West Point sprint football team began its title defense with an impressive 45-7 victory over Chestnut Hill on Friday evening. Army opened its seventh straight season opener to improve to 1-0 on the season. The Black Knights were led offensively by firstie quarterback Keegan West who threw for a game-high 245 passing yards and added four touchdown passes. West's favorite target throughout the game was his classmate Clayton Carter, who compiled three catches for 66 yards and two scores. Defensively, Army caused five turnovers on three interceptions and two fumbles and had nine tackles for a loss of 33 yards. Guiding that effort was James Scroggins with two fumble recoveries and an interception, Connor Long with a sack and a forced fumble and Ryan Leach with five tackles and an interception. Army improved to 3-0 all-time against Chestnut Hill. The Black Knights' nine-game winning streak is the longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games. West completed four touchdown passes in a game for the fourth time in his career and first since Oct. 21, 2016, against Franklin Pierce. The West Point, N.Y., native eclipsed 2,500 career passing yards in the game with his seventh-career 200-yard game. Moore and Leach each recorded their first career interceptions. Carter posted his second-career multi-touchdown game, having also caught two touchdown passes against Chestnut Hill on Sept. 16, 2016. Read More


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  • 09/17/18--09:22: Three in Row for Men's Rugby
  • Three in Row for Men's Rugby The Black Knights men's rugby team made it three wins in a row to open up the 2018 fall campaign, as the cadets took down St. Bonaventure 28-10 Friday night from the Tom and Michelle Marra Athletics Fields Complex. Army (2-0) opened up the scoring midway through the first half with a Marco Carrabotta try to take a 7-0 lead and never looked back, as St. Bonaventure (0-1) never led in the match. After the Bonnies added a try to make it 7-5, the Black Knights quickly answered. Jacob Ericksen extended Army's lead to 14-5 going into the half.

    The Army men's rugby team kept up its winning ways Saturday afternoon, as the Black Knights rolled through Buffalo 86-3 to remain undefeated this fall. Army (3-0) put out a fresh 15 versus the Bulls. After Buffalo opened up the scoring with a kick to make it 3-0, the cadets piled on the tries en route to victory. Nolan Green led the way with four tries. Gannon Conrad and Steven Rohde each had two tries of their own. The Black Knights begin the season at least 3-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army improved to 5-0 all-time versus Buffalo in varsity play. Read More


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    CDT Stephanie Dolehide '22The Army West Point women's tennis team kicked off its second tournament of the fall at the Quinnipiac Invite on Friday. Army went an impressive 9-3 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles action on the opening day of the tournament. The team saw yearling Ana Joyner and plebe Stephanie Dolehide come away with singles titles on the final day of the Quinnipiac Invite on Sunday. Ana Joyner won the second fall tournament of her career after collecting a victory in the A singles bracket of Lehigh's Patriot League Kickoff from Oct. 13-15 last season. The Las Cruces, N.M., native owns a team-best 5-1 mark through the first two tournaments. Stephanie Dolehide won her first collegiate tournament title. Yearling Sophia Suri captured her 10th career victory with a victory in the E singles consolation finals. Ana Joyner will represent the Black Knights and the Patriot League at the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, Calif., from Thursday to Sunday on the campus of Pepperdine University.


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    Home Streak Still Alive After Thriller vs. Hawai’iIn a thrilling game that came down to the wire, it was the Army West Point football team delivering a huge fourth-quarter stop to take down undefeated Hawai'i, 28-21, here Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights ended the Rainbow Warriors' unbeaten streak, which stood at three-straight games heading into Saturday's contest. With the win, Army shifts to 2-1 on the year. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led all Army ball carriers with 110 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries. The Charlotte, N.C., native also added 162 yards in the air on six completions. He was backed by the 70-yard rushing game of Darnell Woolfolk and a 62-yard rushing performance by Connor Slomka. Both rushers found their way into the end zone once opposite the Rainbow Warriors. Defensively, Kenneth Brinson led the charge with a team-best six tackles and two sacks for a loss of eight yards. James Nachtigal also helped the Black Knights' defensive corps with five tackles and one sack for a loss of nine yards. Read More


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    SOSH Annual HailUnion Welcomes 23 New FacultyThe SOSH Department kicked off the start of the home football game season with their annual “HailUnion.” This event provided an opportunity to welcome 23 new faculty members to the department, while also affording alumni the chance to return to West Point and reconnect with old colleagues. Saturday’s events consisted of an Open House at Lincoln Hall, followed by the cadet review and tailgating at the ‘49er Lodge. It was a great lead-up to Army’s victory over Liberty!


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