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    CDT Trevin Kozlowski '22Fueled by a three goal first period, the Army West Point hockey team powered past Merrimack 3-2 on Saturday night to secure its first win of the season. The Black Knights jumped ahead 3-0 after the first frame, and despite two goals in the third period by the Warriors, Army persevered for the victory. Trevin Kozlowski earned the win in his first collegiate start after making 24 saves. Bilek scored the first goal of his career in the game. He is the only rookie with a point so far this season. Evancho netted his first of the season which marked the 22nd of his career. The cow now has 12 power play goals in an Army sweater. The game-winner came from Soucie which was also on the power play. Soucie now boasts four game-winning goals in his career and five power play scores. MacAfee and Wilkinson are now riding a three-game point streak after their assists tonight. All of the defensive pair's points have come on the power play and lead Atlantic Hockey in the category. Dineen recorded his second-career assist on the night, while Laurito had his eighth. Read More


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    Cadets Attend 5th Annual Philosophy Society ConferenceCadets from the Department of English and Philosophy, as well as Cadets from the West Point Humanist Society, attended the 5th annual Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society conference at Marist College. The Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society is a consortium of five schools, West Point, Marist, Vassar, Bard, and SUNY New Paltz which meet annually for a philosophy conference. Each year, the conference features a keynote speaker and a student speaker from each school. This year, the keynote speaker was Robert Pasnau, from University of Colorado, Boulder, who presented a paper titled "Socratic Guises and Epistemic Biases." Cadet Brett Yelverton presented a paper titled "A Moral Argument for Self-Defense in Cyber," after which, a lively discussion followed. Next year's conference will be hosted at West Point.


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    Ollar Leads Men's Cross Country To Star Meet VictoryThe Army West Point men's cross country team defeated Navy 24-34 on Saturday to claim the star in the 2018-19 Star Series presented by USAA. The Black Knights were led by cow Roman Ollar's first place finish. Oller paced the field with a time of 23:58.98, the fastest time ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. Cow Ben Petrella (fourth/24:49.15) and firstie Mikey Singer (fifth/24:56.14) also posted top-five finishes for the Cadets. Plebe Marshall Beatty (sixth/25:06.03) placed shortly behind his teammates in a strong finish. Army's 10-point victory is their largest margin of victory over Navy since they defeated their rival 21-37 in 1996. The win marked only the seventh victory by the Black Knights in Annapolis since 1960. Navy leads the all-time series over Army 48-31-1 since their first meeting in 1937. Read More


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    Cadets Attend the NAHF Enshrinement CeremonyCadets Max Mueller, Tyler Paget and Mattias Cooper had the opportunity to attend the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) enshrinement ceremony in Washington D.C. Cadets Mueller and Paget are part of the Aviation club sponsored by the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Cadet Cooper is one of the top cadets enrolled in Aeronautical Engineering courses in the department. The NAHF is chartered by Congress to recognize the unique contributions of select individuals to Aviation, preserve their legacy, and inspire the next generation of aviation innovators. This year's enshrinees included test pilots, a former Marine Corps Aviator and Commandant, a former USAF Chief of Staff, and an astronaut on the Apollo 7 mission. Attendees at the event included a Tuskegee Airman, the first branch chief of Army Aviation, one of the first female airline Captains, numerous astronauts, industry CEOs and leaders. The group also received a private tour of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum the following morning from a volunteer docent and 30-year veteran pilot of the USAF.


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    Army men's rugby continued its hot start to the fall campaign, defeating Rugby East foe Wheeling Jesuit 33-21 on the road to remain undefeated. The Black Knights (6-0, 4-0) saw two first half scores, the first a Jordan Jurosic try and the second a penalty try, to give the Cadets a 14-7 lead at the half. The second half was all Army. Sam Sutera, James Mbony, and Bailey Abercrombie each scored tries. The Black Knights led 33-14 in the 61st minutes and clamped down defensively to secure the road victory. Army begins the season at least 6-0 for the third time since turning varsity. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start. Army returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19 at home versus Notre Dame College at 5 p.m. Read More


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    Cadets Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center & SmithsonianSeventeen cadets joined CPT Murphy at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Smithsonian Air and Space Museums in Washington D.C. They received a special tour, including seeing the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and many other key technologies for flight in the air and in space.


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    Senior quarterback Keegan West's career day under center led the Army West Point sprint football team to a 28-6 victory over Pennsylvania in a rematch of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship game Friday night at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to 12 games, while the Quakers dropped to 2-2 overall.

    West set single-game personal bests in completions (38), pass attempts (59) and passing yards (374), in addition to throwing at least four touchdowns for the sixth time in his career. The West Point, N.Y., native managed to share the wealth as seven different Cadets caught a pass, including four players with at least five receptions. Read More


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    The Army West Point football team scored 52 unanswered points and shut down the San Jose State offense en route to a 52-3 victory at Levi's Stadium. The Black Knights scored 24 points off of four Spartan turnovers and four different players found the end zone in the victory. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. paced the Army running game with 99 yards and three rushing scores. Despite the Spartans getting on the board first with a field goal, the Army defense stepped it up and held San Jose State scoreless the rest of the way. The Black Knights' defense caused a season-high four turnovers while limiting the Spartans to 171 total yards, including only 36 on the ground. Read More


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    "Purple Rain" History Night at the MoviesThe Department of History hosted its first Night at the Movies of the semester by showing the 1984 film, Purple Rain. Cadets and faculty viewed the film as a primary source to gain a better understanding of U.S. society and culture in the 1980s. Major Flores led the discussion on the movie and its historical significance to the period. Through an in-depth historical discussion, viewers were able to connect the film to racial and gender dynamics, American society, and the larger political and economic trends of the decade. Furthermore, viewers compared and contrasted the societal norms portrayed in the film to those of today to gain a better sense of how American society and culture have changed over time.


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    Cadets Hold Spanish Conversation Table EventThe Spanish Club, led by CDT Gabrielle Young, held its first-ever Spanish Conversation Table Event to increase cadets' fluency in the Spanish language. Over 50 cadets from across the Department of Foreign Language's (DFL) Spanish courses practiced their oral language skills while having the opportunity to meet native speakers across the West Point community. The native speakers included DFL Spanish section instructors as well as cadets from Spain and Colombia. The facilitators promoted language proficiency at various levels to include discussing political and social factors in Spain.


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    Game Notes: Football Returns Home to Face Miami (OH)The Black Knights are finally back at Michie Stadium after nearly a month hiatus when they host Miami (OH) on Saturday for a noon kickoff. 

    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: T.V. - CBS Sports Network | Radio -  Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes - Live Stats -  GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

    The Opening Kickoff: Army is coming off a convincing 52-3 victory over San Jose State at Levi's Stadium last Saturday. The Cadets outscored their host 52-0 after allowing the Spartans to score the first points of the game. With that win, Army has now outscored its last two opponents by a combined score of 94-16. 24 of those 52 points last Saturday came in the third period, which was a season high for any quarter this season. The defense also caused a season-best four turnovers in the game with three strip sacks and one fumble recovery. Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has been leading the Black Knights' offense and rushed for a career high three touchdowns opposite the Spartans, which was the first time a quarterback did so since 2013 when A.J. Schurr had four in a game. Hopkins is tops on the team with 496 yards rushing, including two games with more than 100 yards racked up (Hawai'i and Oklahoma). Following closely behind him is senior captain Darnell Woolfolk, who has posted 363 yards. Read More


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    Authentic Leadership and Core Values DiscussionCadet and faculty members of the Corbin Leadership Forum participated in a Lean-In discussion to explore the topic of Authentic Leadership. Participants discussed core values and how they contribute to Authentic Leadership. Cadets and facilitators shared personal experiences of their own and others’ leadership styles and how core values affect decision-making within leadership. Participants departed the Lean-In with a clearer sense of their personal values and how to implement those values when leading others.


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    KARS Inter-Service Academy SymposiumThe Korean American Relations Seminar (KARS) took a trip section to Philadelphia to conduct an inter-service academies symposium. The intent of the symposium was for KARS to build a working relationship between the Naval Academy's Korean American Midshipmen Association (KAMA). At the conclusion of the symposium, they established groundworks for a smoother planning process throughout the rest of the semester.


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    Model U.N. Team Takes First at CMUNNYTen cadets from the Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to New York City to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations conference (CMUNNY) hosted by Columbia University. This conference is among the top ranked in the Model U.N. circuit. CMUNNY presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the U.S. Army and USMA in a professional and positive way to a civilian school audience.

    Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to the development of democracy and economic development in the Fifth Republic of Korea, a historical simulation of the Final War of the Roman Republic as contemporary military and political leaders, and conflict resolution measures in the South Sudan and Myanmar via the United Nations Security Council.

    Attending cadets had a unique opportunity to hear from the U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), Jonathan Cohen, and to build relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership in social events hosted by the conference. The MUN team earned the highest-ranking award, Best Small Delegation, that the team was eligible for. This marks the first time that the West Point MUN team has ever won first place at this conference and places the team in a strong position for national rankings as the opening conference of the Model UN conference season. In addition, multiple individual awards were given to cadets.


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    CDT Clayton Hanson '22The Army West Point rifle team closed out its opening weekend with a victory over conference opponent Ole Miss on Sunday. The Black Knights outscored the Rebels in both disciplines, finishing with an aggregate advantage of 4656-4649. "This win feels pretty good," head coach Web Wright said. "Ole Miss got us by a point last year, so this victory is all the more special."

    Yearling co-captain Clayton Hanson led the way for the Cadets, topping the leaderboard in both smallbore (582) and air rifle, where he shot a personal best score of 594. This marks the second match in a row that a Black Knight set a personal high mark in the discipline, after sophomore Benjamin Davis shot a 594 on Saturday.

    "Clayton really turned it on today," Wright said. "He tied for the high score in smallbore and had the high score and personal record in air rifle. It's good to see his hard work pay off." Read More


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    Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Miami (OH)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 finally back at Michie Stadium after a month's hiatus when they welcome Miami (OH) on Saturday. That contest is slated for noon and will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

    (Ref.: Opening statement) 
    "It's good to be coming back home and playing at Michie Stadium after many weeks on the road. None further than this last one. It was a long trip and it was tiring. Just the trip out there, the time change, and the trip back, that's a difficult trip. I think of Hawai'i and how far they had to travel to get here. And they've got to do that pretty often. That's a difficult task. Of course, you guys know I've been on those airplanes with the Hawai'i team before so I've forgotten how long those trips can be.

    "Overall I was really proud of our team. The way they responded, even with a slow start Saturday. We kind of got it going, in the second half particularly. San Jose State was exactly what we thought they were going to be. They were tough, they played us really well on defense, and it was a pretty close game there for a while. It looked a lot like their game against Oregon. It was only 14-3 at halftime. Fortunately, in the second half we got some turnovers and we were able to recover all of those fumbles. That made a big difference as we had a short field then. I was proud to see our guys capitalize on those opportunities, be able to get some scores and be able to come away with a victory. Read More


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    Bass Fishing Qualifies for the State ChampionshipsThe Bass Fishing Club qualified four teams for the New York Bass Federation Collegiate State Championships on Lake George. All four teams brought mixed bags of largemouth and smallmouth to the scales. The top USMA team of Brent Towery '20 and Bobby Carroll '22 also had the team lunker - a three pounder.


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    Army Football's Offensive Line Earns PraiseThe offensive line for Army West Point football team was recognized for its play as the unit was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. Earning a spot on this year's midseason honor roll are the O-lines of  #1 Alabama, Appalachian State, Army West Point, Boston College, #8 Georgia, #14 Kentucky, Memphis, #22 Mississippi State, #16 NC State, #2 Ohio State, #9 Oklahoma, #12 Oregon, #7 Texas, and #23 Wisconsin. This year's honor roll members represent seven conferences and one independent (in alphabetical order): AAC (1), ACC (2), BIG TEN (2), BIG-12 (2), PAC-12 (1), SEC (4), SUN BELT (1), and Army. For games played through Oct. 13, teams on this year's midseason honor roll have a combined record of 73-17 and include ten ranked teams.

    These units have gained the attention of the Joe Moore Award voting committee, as it moves closer to announcing the selection of semifinalists on Nov. 20 and finalists on Dec. 4. Selection of the 2018 Joe Moore Award winner will be made public after a surprise visit to the winning university's campus in late December. The Joe Moore Award voting committee judges solely on six criteria: toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique and finishing. Evaluations for the midseason honor roll were made primarily through weekly review of actual game film and offensive line coach-provided cut-ups on the DragonFly Division I Network. In addition, STATS, one of the industry leaders in sports data analytics, provides advanced O-line data and analytics to give context and clarity which streamlines the film evaluation process. Read More


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    Army Bowling Competes in Oakland, NJFour of eight competitive bowlers traveled to the Holiday Bowl in Oakland, NJ to compete in the first of three competitions as part of the NCAA Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. The team competed against schools such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stoney Brook, St. John's, William Patterson, and The College of New Jersey. After a hard fought day, the team earned 6 points for this competition.


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    CDT Roman Ollar '20Following his Star Meet victory, cow Roman Ollar has been selected as the Patriot League Male Runner of the Week. Ollar's first place finish against Navy helped lead the Black Knights to their largest margin of victory over their rival since 1996. Ollar's time of 23:58.98 marked the fastest time ever by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course.

    "Roman had a nice breakthrough in the Star Meet this weekend," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He ran a controlled race and was feeling strong the whole way. I wasn't surprised to see him at the front of the race as he has trained at a very high level this fall. If he brings that same competitive fire and determination to the races that are coming up, he will be in the hunt to win some big races."  The victory gave the Black Knights their second straight win over Navy, a feat they have only accomplished three times before. It also marked their seventh victory at the Naval Academy since 1960. In four competitions this season, Ollar has three top-five finishes. He placed in the top-25 out of over 350 runners in the highly competitive Paul Short Run at Lehigh.


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