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- 10/30/18--10:00: _Pistol Out-Shoots M...
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- 10/31/18--09:44: _Cassalia Adds Acade...
- 10/31/18--09:47: _Brinson Named a Cam...
- 10/31/18--09:49: _French Forum Cadets...
- 10/31/18--09:50: _Ollar Tabbed AWPAA ...
- 10/31/18--09:53: _SAME Supports Habit...
- 10/31/18--09:54: _Wineinger Named Pat...
- 10/31/18--09:57: _Obstacle Course 50-...
- 10/31/18--09:59: _MacAfee, Wilson Ear...
- 10/31/18--10:02: _Women's Team Handba...
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- 10/31/18--10:08: _African-American Ar...
- 10/31/18--10:11: _Women's Soccer Outl...
- 11/01/18--10:50: _Graduate Scholarshi...
- 11/01/18--10:53: _Kendo Competes in I...
- 10/30/18--10:00: Pistol Out-Shoots MIT in Cambridge
- 10/30/18--10:03: Marathon Off-Site Training in Salt Point
- 10/30/18--10:07: Piccinic Receives All-League Honors
- 10/30/18--10:09: Engineering Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
- 10/30/18--10:11: Cross Country Collects Seven Postseason Awards
- 10/31/18--09:42: Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Air Force
- 10/31/18--09:44: Cassalia Adds Academic All-Patriot League Accolades
- 10/31/18--09:47: Brinson Named a Campbell Trophy Finalist
- 10/31/18--09:49: French Forum Cadets Immersed in Francophone
- 10/31/18--09:50: Ollar Tabbed AWPAA Athlete of the Week
- 10/31/18--09:53: SAME Supports Habitat for Humanity in Millwood
- 10/31/18--09:54: Wineinger Named Patriot League Swimmer of the Week
- 10/31/18--09:57: Obstacle Course 50-Mile Tussey Mountain Relay
- 10/31/18--09:59: MacAfee, Wilson Earn Weekly AHA Honors
- 10/31/18--10:02: Women's Team Handball NTHL Tournaments
- 10/31/18--10:04: Doo and Kay Garner Weekly League Honors
- 10/31/18--10:08: African-American Arts Harlem Trip
- 10/31/18--10:11: Women's Soccer Outlasts Navy in Double OT
- 11/01/18--10:50: Graduate Scholarship Candidates Receive Etiquette Training
- 11/01/18--10:53: Kendo Competes in Ithaca
The Pistol Team traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to compete against MIT. Army won the match with a three-event aggregate score of 6200 to MIT's 5940. Army won the first event, Air Pistol, with a 4-person team score of 2162 to MIT's 2095. Firstie Caleb Roth shot the event high score with an excellent 562 out of a possible 600. Army won the second event, Standard Pistol, with a 4-person team score of 2091 to MIT's 1974. Firstie Hyun Yim shot the event high score with an excellent 537. Caleb Roth and Cow Keegan Buros shot solid scores of 528 and 527, respectively. The last event was Free Pistol which Army won with a 4-person team score of 1947 to MIT's 1871. Firsties Caleb Roth and Garrett Plant shot excellent scores of 508 and 501, respectively. Coach Duston Saunders stated, "We're obviously pleased with the victory, but there is still a lot of room for improvement."
In preparation for the Richmond Marathon, the Marathon Team conducted off-site training in Salt Point, NY recently. The location offered runners a scenic course devoid of traffic to practice pacing and nutrition techniques required for the full Marathon distance. In addition, the team was able to conduct training and discussions on team values and goal setting. The following day the team conducted a recovery run on the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Army West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic received Second Team All-Patriot League honors following a strong finish at the Patriot League Championships at Bucknell on Saturday. Piccinic continued her strong rookie season, leading Women's Cross Country with an 13th-place finish at 22:21.9.
"For Shelby to come in as a freshman and have an immediate impact at that meet, it's significant," head coach Mike Smith said. "She has done a great job throughout the school year in managing everything she has to manage, and she ran well. She competed the way we expected her to and her performance is an indication of, not only her talent and ability, but her determination to do her best. So, I'm very proud of her and very happy that she could experience that level of success at such an early age."
Her plebe campaign has been filled with accolades, as she collected two Patriot League Rookie of the Week awards. Piccinic won in her collegiate debut, leading the field in an impressive race at the Maine Dual. She was the team's top finisher against service-rival Navy, finishing third with a time of 26:06.2. Read More
The Engineering Psychology program recently brought its firstie cadets to the annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. At this conference cadets and faculty learned about the cutting edge of research in areas like usability, automation, and human-computer interaction. The conference provided rich opportunities for cadets to meet and build relationships with their collaborators and professionals in the field, giving them hands on experience with the equipment they will use in their capstones and building fruitful collaborations between West Point and other institutions.
The Army West Point men's cross country team was honored with seven postseason awards after capturing the Patriot League Championship on Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa. Following an 11th-place finish at the meet, plebe Marshall Beatty was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year. The award is given to the top finishing freshman at the meet. "I think Marshall ran a very determined, very patient and very competitive race and it was a great race for him," head coach Mike Smith said. "For him to win an award like rookie of the year is significant because, not only was he the first freshman to cross the finish line, but even more so because he attends an institution where it is very difficult to be a freshman."
The Missoula, Mont., native earned two Patriot League Rookie of the Week awards this season, the first after his first-place showing in the season-opening Maine Dual and the second following a strong sixth-place finish at Navy. "He won rookie of the week in October when he had only been here since the middle of August," Smith said. "He has made a significant adjustment to life here at the academy and is still able to perform at a very high level. That speaks to who he is. He is a very determined, very squared-away and very competitive kid with ability and we saw that out there on Saturday in some of the most difficult conditions you can imagine." Beatty has been praised by his coaches for his strong work ethic throughout his rookie campaign. Read More
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 welcome service-academy rival Air Force on Saturday for the teams' 53rd all-time meeting. Saturday's game is slated for noon and has Commander In Chief Trophy implications. If Air Force wins, the Falcons will claim the trophy outright after defeating Navy earlier this season. If the Cadets win, they will retain the trophy from last season and will have a chance to win it outright when they play Navy on Dec. 8.
(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Good afternoon. It feels good to be coming off another victory, and on the road. We seem to be on the road quite a bit this year, so it's nice to be coming back home. I thought our guys really played a great half defensively last week at Eastern Michigan to hold them to under 20 yards on 13 plays. They didn't get a first down in the first half. That was a pretty impressive performance. Offensively, we moved the ball and got it in the red zone. We had to settle for field goals the first three times, which is a little bit uncharacteristic of us. We've been able to finish most of the drives when we get it down there, but credit to Eastern Michigan, they did good a really nice job of being stout when we got down there. Fortunately, we got a score right before the half that gave us a little bit of breathing room because we came out in the second half and went 3-and-out twice and had to punt and they turned them both into scores and had it to a two-point game. Read More
Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Cassalia, who collected All-Patriot League Second Team recognition on Monday, earned her first academic all-league honor after being named to the honor roll last year. The Omaha, Neb., native boasts a 3.794 grade-point average as a Mathematics major with a focus in Cyber Security. Nine of the 10 Patriot League programs were represented with at least one student-athlete on the academic all-league squad, with American and Navy placing two student-athletes on the 11-member team. Six of the 11 student-athletes selected for the academic all-league squad were also named to the All-Patriot League teams on Monday. Read More
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the finalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®, and senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson was among the 13 finalists.
The Campbell Trophy annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
The 13 finalists will travel to New York City for the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 4, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. At the event, one member of the class will be declared the winner of the 29th William V. Campbell Trophy. The event, which will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, will be live streamed on ESPN3, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. Read More
Twenty-Three Cadets and two French instructors (Dr. Foster and Dr. Tonnerre) from the French Forum spent a weekend immersed in the Francophone culture of Montreal, Quebec to use their French language skills and learn more about the local region and history. Cadets and faculty visited the Notre Dame Basilica, the surrounding old town of Montreal, and sampled delicious Montreal-style bagels. The group also visited the McCord Museum to learn about the local art and history of Montreal. Many cadets tried poutine, the local dish consisting of fries, cheese curds, gravy, and any additional top-pings. The highlight of the trip was a cultural dinner where cadets exercised their language skills through conversing with wait staff in French and ordering food from a French menu. For some students, it was their first time leaving the country, and it proved to be a memorable and exciting experience for them as they were able to practice their language skills and learn more about our neighbors to the north.
After leading his team to its second consecutive Patriot League Championship, Army West Point cow Roman Ollar of men's cross country was named AWPAA Athlete of the Week. The West Linn, Ore., native was the team's top finisher in the race, crossing the finish line second with a time of 25:36.0, earning him First Team All-Patriot League honors. The Black Knights claimed five All-League honors, as they took five of the first 11 spots in the race. This is Ollar's second AWPAA honor of the year, as he claimed the weekly award after his race victory against rival Navy. In five meets this season, Ollar has four top-five finishes.
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Cadet Club traveled to Millwood, NY to participate and support the Habitat for Humanity efforts towards remodeling multiple homes for veterans. Club members helped move construction equipment between sites, insulate the construction site for cold weather operations and offloaded several pallets of donated construction supplies. Participation in this event enabled enrichment of West Point’s inter-action with the greater New York City area as well demonstrates the close relationship between West Point and local communities in support of our veterans.
Firstie Kara Wineinger of the Army West Point women's swimming and diving team was tabbed the Patriot League Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday morning. Wineinger was the top scorer for the Black Knights in their home opener against UConn on Saturday afternoon. The Stafford, Va., native claimed a pair of individual first-place finishes opposite the Huskies. In the 100 breast, her time of 1:04.33 helped her win the event before she later captured the top spot in the 200 breast at 2:21.50. She also had success in the 200 medley relay, swimming the second leg and aiding the group of Cecelia Croman, Mia Rankin and Bailey Smith post a time of 1:44.86, which was good for first. Wineinger and the Black Knights will return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 to face off against LIU Brooklyn at 5 p.m. at Crandall Pool.
Seventeen Cadets formed three teams to compete in a grueling 50-Mile Relay over and around the Tussey Mountain Area in Central Pennsylvania. Team 1 was 2nd overall with a 5-hour 44-minute effort which is the 19th best time overall out of 279 teams in the history of the competition for their respective category. Team 2 cracked the notorious 6-hour barrier with a 5:59 effort and Team 3 ran a respectable 6:07 effort. The team agreed it was strenuous challenge, provided an excellent opportunity in a competitive environment to strategize and team-build and increase the important strength and aerobic base of the team.
Two Black Knights were honored by the Atlantic Hockey Association for their standout performances last weekend. Dalton MacAfee was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week, while Michael Wilson was deemed the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. Firstie captain MacAfee tallied a team-leading four points last weekend as the Black Knights stayed unbeaten in conference play with a road sweep of Mercyhurst.
MacAfee had a goal and an assist on Friday and two assists on Saturday. He also led a penalty-kill unit that held Mercyhurst to 1-for-13 on the power play. The Needham, Mass., native leads Atlantic Hockey in several categories including points per game (1.29), assists (7), assists per game (1.00), power play points per game (0.86) and defenseman scoring. Wilson scored two goals, including the game-winning overtime goal on Saturday, as Army swept their first series at Mercyhurst in program history. Read More
West Point Women’s Team Handball competed at home recently in the first of the Northeast Team Handball League (NTHL) tournaments. This year the women’s division of the NTHL has eight teams, six of which competed at this tournament. The West Point Black team faced the University of North Carolina (UNC), a new team from Philadelphia, and West Point Gold, who also competed against UNC along with the DC Diplomats. Both West Point Gold and Black struggled at different points on the court as several new players are learning how to time the plays, position themselves on the court and read the defense. West Point Black walked away with a 3-0 league record. As a new team, Gold continued to develop and challenge their expanding skill set. Both teams are gaining a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses through competition, which will serve as a basis for what the women will focus on in practice.
Photo: carving bell peppers to make Jack O’Lanterns
Kevin Doo and Hudson Kay of the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team received Patriot League weekly honors after their performances in this past weekend's 199-95 victory over UConn. Doo's day was highlighted by a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 free (45.00) and 100 fly (48.53). His time in the 100 free was a personal best, while he set a new season mark in the 100 fly. The Princeton, N.J., native added a second-place showing in the 100 breast after touching the wall in 56.65. Doo also swam the second leg of the 400 free relay squad that posted the top time at the meet of 3:04.62. Kay was dominant on the boards opposite the Huskies. He won on the 1-meter board with a score of 286.42, over 50 points higher than the second-place finisher. His score of 311.48 on the 3-meter was the best in a field of seven and nearly 40 points higher than the best score by a UConn diver in the event. Read More
The trip to Harlem went smoothly and proved intellectually productive for the cadets in attendance. They viewed a powerful film and the cadets related to the story in profound ways. They plan to continue the conversations the film provoked. The trip achieved its purpose in enriching cadets' understanding of contemporary representations of Blackness in film and provoking conversations on the same.
The Army West Point women's soccer team put together its most complete performance of the season in the Patriot League Quarterfinals and is moving on with a 1-0 double-overtime victory over service-academy rival Navy on Tuesday evening. Yealring Erynn Johns netted the game winner in the 102nd minute after senior captain Sydney Witham sent a free kick into the middle of the box. The Austin, Texas, native corralled the bouncing ball and fired a shot that escaped the outstretched arm of Sydney Fortson.
The sixth-seeded Black Knights controlled play for much of the game and outshot the third-seeded Mids, 13-7, including a 5-34 edge in shots on goal. Army also led in corner kicks, 7-2. Johns paced the visitors with four shots and three on goal, while seniors Kayleigh Stallings and Sarah Chamberlin managed two shots each. Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia, who recently earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors, posted her 10th shutout of the season with a three-save effort. Read More
The Cadet Hostess Office trained graduate scholarship candidates in protocol/diplomacy and etiquette.
The Kendo (Mixed Martial Arts) team traveled to Ithaca, New York recently and represented the academy well in the competition.