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    CDT Ana Joyner '21Yearling Ana Joyner of the Army West Point women's tennis team represented the Black Knights and the Patriot League at the ITA Oracle Masters on Thursday.

    Joyner opened the day against Yuya Ita (Texas) and Lisa Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State) in mixed doubles play, being paired with Navy's Andrew Ton. She later faced Washington State's 17th-ranked Michaela Bayerlova in singles.

    Singles - Ana Joyner: L, 6-0, 6-2 vs. #17 Michaela Bayerlova (Washington State)
    Doubles - Ana Joyner/Andrew Ton (Navy): L, 6-1 vs. Yuya Ito (Texas)/Lisa Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State)


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    Cadets Bluhm & Brodeur Orientation Week in AustriaCadets Ethan Bluhm and Jason Brodeur began their study orientation week at the Theresian Military Academy in Austria. During that week, they attended a dinner at the residence of the Ambassador to the Republic of Austria, Trevor Traina, to celebrate the arrival of a new attaché. The Cadets had the opportunity to engage in interesting conversations with members of the Department of State, general officers, and representatives from multiple nations.


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    How to Follow – Football at OklahomaWhen the Army West Point football team takes on Oklahoma Saturday night, fans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the action live. FOX Oklahoma and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices. Fans will have to pay a fee to watch the game on FOX Oklahoma which is a Pay-Per-View program. The Army Sports Network broadcast can be listened to for free on multiple platforms.

    Television ($): FOX Oklahoma (Pay-Per-View). On-Air Time: 7:05 p.m. Satellite Radio:Sirius: Channel 81 XM: Channel 81 Internet: Channel 81. Streaming Apps:TuneIn (Army Black Knights Sports Network).


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    DSE Capstone Team Meets with Hon Dr. JetteCadets from the Department of Systems Engineering met with and had lunch with the Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)). These cadets are part of a capstone team working to evaluate the Government-Owned, Government-Operated (GOCO) business model for a client from the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) out of Rock Island Arsenal, IL. The cadets are exploring potential business model changes and seeking solutions to increase efficiencies as well as cost-savings for the Department of Defense’s aging industrial base.


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    Ultimate Frisbee at the Club Sectionals TournamentArmy Ultimate performed well in the 2018 Club Sectionals Tournament. The tournament had nine different club teams, and Army Ultimate placed 5th. Overall, this tournament was a great learning experience for both inexperienced and experienced players, and the Army Ultimate Black Knights look forward to improving in the offseason and getting ready for the spring season.


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  • 09/24/18--07:09: Water Polo Scrimmage at NYAC
  • The Army West Point Water Polo team traveled to the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) at Travers Island in Pelham, New York. They scrimmaged the NYAC masters team which consists of several graduated division one athletes and other high-caliber players. For the new members of the team, this scrimmage served as in introduction to the game of water polo and was their first experience playing against individuals that were not their teammates. The NYAC players would often even provide tips for the new players to help them better understand the game. For the returning players, the scrimmage acted as a litmus test. The coach and the players were able to see what skills they needed to work on to make it back to nationals and excel in the upcoming months. After the scrimmage NYAC and West Point players had the opportunity to so-cialize and talk about water polo over a quick breakfast before heading back to West Point.


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    Cadets at the Lobsterman Olympic TriathlonThe Army West Point Triathlon Team traveled to Freeport, Maine to compete in the Lobsterman Olympic triathlon. The team won the Collegiate Division beating the Coast Guard Academy, Penn State, UConn and Northeastern among others. The swim took place in the Casco Bay with water temperatures down in the 60's. CDT Jason Hunt '19 had the fastest 1500-meter swim of all athletes at 19 minutes, 48 seconds. In her second triathlon ever, CDT Ann Mulvenna '20 had the fastest swim for any woman in the race at 21:45, which was nearly 3 minutes faster than the fastest professional female triathlete in the field. CDT Hannah White '20 and CDT Thatcher Shepard '20 earned first and second place in the women's and men's collegiate division. The team secured valuable points for individuals qualifying for the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals and working towards their defense of the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championship.


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    CDT Kell Walker '20The Black Knights came to play at fifth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday night, forcing overtime, but the Sooners escaped with the 28-21 victory at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Army had a gritty performance and was led by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins. He ran for 102 yards and a score for the Black Knights. Kell Walker finished with a season best 80 yards on the ground. Oklahoma saw Trey Sermon rush for a game high 119 yards on 18 attempts, while Kyler Murray scampered for 71 yards. Murray also threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns.

    Kenneth Brinson and James Nachtigal are only the second set of classmates to have 10 or more career sacks. Mike Reynolds made his first interception of the season early in the third quarter and only his second career takeaway, first since 2016. The Black Knights have caused at least one turnover in three-of-four games this year. Hopkins has now thrown or rushed for a touchdown in each game this season, and has rushed for a score in three of the last four contests. Hopkins ran for at least 100 yards in his second straight game. The Cadets played a Top-5 team for the first time since 2013 when they faced off against No. 4/5 Stanford. This was Army's fourth overtime game in the last three seasons and Army is 2-2 in those games. It was Army's 13th overtime game in program history. Read More


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    MAJ(P) Fregosa USMA Command BriefingMAJ(P) Ricardo Fregoso, the DFL Executive Officer, had the opportunity to brief the USMA Command briefing to Colombian Air Force Major General Carrion on his visit. The delegation included officers from Colombia and Peru who are currently students at the Colombian Staff College.


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    Volleyball Perseveres Past Holy CrossTrailing in the fifth set, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat Holy Cross, 3-2, on Sunday evening. It was the Black Knights' first Patriot League victory of 2018 and the team's sixth overall this season. Three Cadets notched double-doubles in the win. As a team, Army held a 66-46 advantage in kills over the Crusaders and led in assists (63-44), blocks (12-7) and digs (80-62).

    Presley recorded a career-high 43 assists and had 14 digs to notch her second double-double of the season. Lum also had a double-double fueled by her 15 assist and 14 dig performance. The third double-double effort is credited to Lisa Sullivan who notched 11 kills and 14 digs, while also tallying four total blocks. Barnhorst led Army's scoring with 18 kills and a .405 hitting percentage. She added five block assists and three digs to total 21.5 points. Morriss added 13 kills, while Eckford recorded 12. Ana Oglivie turned out 23 digs in the match and added two service aces and four assists. Read More


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    LTC Wright presented at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) at the University of Houston. LTC Wright presented the paper titled “Lidar and Photographic Considerations When Modeling Signal Loss in Forests” which highlights the work done by LTC Wright, COL Oxendine and Dr. Matt O'Banion in the Geospatial Information Science Program at West Point.


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    Sprint Football Completes Comeback, Clips Navy for StarThe Army West Point sprint football team came away with a thrilling 17-14 victory in the Star Game against service-academy rival Navy at Marine Corps Stadium on Friday evening. The two sides scored a combined 31 points in the final 30 minutes of the game after going into halftime scoreless. Army tied the game twice with a pair of Keegan West touchdown passes to Tom Williamson before rookie kicker Seppi Ortman put the Black Knights ahead for good with a 17-yard field goal. A fourth-down interception by Onorino Tamburri sealed the game for the Cadets as the visitors defeated Navy for the second consecutive year following last season's 40-6 win. Williamson led the Black Knights' offense with a game-high six receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns, serving as West's favorite target throughout the night. The West Point, N.Y., native excelled from under center for the second week in a row, going 27-for-37 for 248 yards and two scores. He added 24 yards on five carries.

    Army won back-to-back Star Games for the first time since 2012-13. The Black Knights allowed fewer than 20 points to Navy for the third straight year, the first such streak since 1999-2000. Army's 10-game winning streak is its longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games. Head coach Mark West won his 55th career game with the Cadets. Keegan West passed for more than 200 yards for the eighth time in his career and second straight game. Tom Williamson recorded his third-career multi-touchdown game. Onorino Tamburri hauled in his first-career interception to seal the game for Army. Read More


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    Dr. Frey's Discussion with the Dept. of Homeland SecurityDr. David Frey of the Department of History, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, ran a program on ethical leadership for senior leaders in the Investigations Division of the New York office of the Department of Homeland Security. The program, which took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, was based on one of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies' signature products, the Ordinary Soldiers case study. This case study examines the behavior of three company commanders in the World War II German Army who were all given the order to eliminate Jews in their areas of operations by their battalion commander. The case study is currently being used nationally in ROTC education and at other PMEs. Discussion of German history and the context in which the company commanders lived provoked a great discussion of leadership, ethics, legal obligations, and professionalism.


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    Women's Rugby Captures Shutout Versus NavyCow Sam Sullivan led the way Saturday morning versus rival Navy, as the Black Knights women's rugby team cruised to a 50-0 over the Midshipmen. Sullivan scored four tries in the shutout victory to give Army (2-1) its fifth straight 15's win versus Navy. Mackenzie Borchers also provided two tries to help pace the Cadets. Army got off to a fast start with two Sullivan tries in the first 20 minutes to open up a 12-0 lead. Kailen Young would add one more score before the half to make it 19-0 Black Knights. The Cadets poured it on the final 40 minutes, scoring five tries. Borchers provided her two tries for the first two scores of the second half. Charisma Henry would make it 36-0 Army with a try in the 69th minute. Sullivan added her final two tries to complete the scoring. Army women's rugby has never lost at the varsity level in 15's or 7's play versus Navy. This is the second 15's shutout in varsity play versus Navy, the other a 67-0 win in 2016. Read More


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    Council on Foreign Relations Welcome BriefDepartment of Social Sciences (SOSH) faculty members attended a welcome brief in New York City for all new Council on Foreign Relations Term Members. The program affords members the opportunity to interact with seasoned foreign policy experts and participate in a wide variety of events. This year, the SOSH Department welcomed three new Term Members: MAJs Delaney Brown, Kerney Perlik, and Sarah Gerstein.


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    Men's Rugby Remains Undefeated With Win Over IonaThe Army men's rugby team continued its undefeated start to the fall season Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated Iona 29-19. James Mbony led the way with two tries to pace Army (4-0). Jordan Jurosic also added a second half try to secure the victory. Army was the aggressor from the start, forcing the action into the Gael's side. The Cadets were able to score a penalty try off a scrum to open a 7-0 lead in the 19th minute. Mbony was all over the field Saturday, and extended the Black Knights lead to 12-0 after his first try in the 24th minute. Two Iona tries in the final 10 minutes of the half would tie the match at 12 heading into the break. The Black Knight defense clamped down on the Gaels, holding Iona to one late try in the final 40 minutes. Jurosic opened the scoring up in the second half with a speedy run down the pitch in the 50th minute to make it 17-12. Mbony notched his second try on the day in the 57th minute to make it 22-12. Another penalty try for Army would make it a comfortable 29-12 in the 73rd minute to essentially seal the win. Iona scored a late try in the 75th minute to make it 29-19. The Black Knights begin the season at least 4-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army moves to 4-1 on 15s play at the varsity level against Iona. Read More


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    COL Seidule Attends Apple MeetingsColonel Ty Seidule, Department Head of the Department of History, attended a series of meetings at Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, CA to discuss augmented reality projects and digital strategy.


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    Apple Picking Fun at Weed OrchardsTen Cadets from the Jewish Chapel (Hillel) traveled to Weed Orchards in Marlboro, NY to enjoy apple picking as part of celebrating the time around Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Cadet leaders Josh Fernquist and Noah Carlen helped coordinate for the event which was enjoyed by all.


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    Combat Weapons at the LI Championship USPSAThe Combat Weapons Team competed in the Long Island Championship USPSA Match. 15 Cadets and three coaches competed in the "Production" division of the match; one NCOIC competed in the "Single Stack" division. All shooters performed well and represented the Academy with distinction. 74 shooters competed in the Production Division; the top three cadets in the field were CDT Jordan Bailey '19 at 15th, CDT Bobby Sobeski '19 at 22nd, and CDT Sean O'Leary '20 at 27th.


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  • 09/25/18--09:51: Cadets Meet Senior Leaders
  • Cadets Meet Senior LeadersFour cadets who completed Academic Individual Advanced Development's (AIAD) in U.S. National Forest Stations this summer met with senior leaders visiting the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership (BS&L) to share highlights from their experiences. Cadets interned in National Forests in Idaho, New Mexico, New York City, Montana, Vermont, and Wyoming. Cadets' experiences included working with the Incident Commander to manage the Buzzard Fire in New Mexico, working with silviculturists to conserve endangered pines in Montana, surveying old timber plots in Wyoming, preparing nesting sites for diamondback terrapins in NYC's Idlewild Marsh, and the application of Geospatial Information Sciences to real-world management of forest resources. Additionally, LTC Mindy Kimball briefed visitors on the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (G&EnE) Environmental Program.


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