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    Water Polo at the Collegiate NY Division TournamentArmy Water Polo headed to Hamilton College in Clinton New York to compete in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's New York Division Tournament. The Army Team dominated all three of their games during the weekend and are headed to Nationals at the University of Arizona during the upcoming Veterans Day Weekend. Army's first game on Saturday was against New York University. While NYU played well, they couldn't stop the Army Team from pulling away. The Army defense, and especially goalie and team captain, Jeff Stark, stopped NYU in their tracks. The final score was Army 21, NYU 3. After a motivating first game, Army came back ready to take on Syracuse in their second game of the day. Army took down Syracuse with a 16-4 win and prepared for their final game on Sunday. Army went into their toughest game of the weekend on Sunday morning, against Cornell, looking to take home the title of Division Champions. Cornell fought hard, but Army earned the lead early and kept it throughout the game for a final score of 9-6.


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    CDTs Sydney Witham '19 and Erynn Johns '21Sydney Witham and Erynn Johns of the Army West Point women's soccer team were named to the All-Patriot League Tournament team after the championship game on Sunday. After qualifying for the league tournament for the first time since 2014, the sixth-seeded Black Knights earned a 1-0 victory over third-seed Navy in double overtime. It was Army's first tournament win since the 2011 championship game and snapped a four-game winless streak against the Mids that dated back to 2013. Witham captained the back line for the Black Knights as she has done all season, playing 187 of the team's 192 postseason minutes. The Crown Point, Ind., native dished out her third assist of the year on the game-winning goal of the quarterfinals at Navy. Read More


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  • 11/06/18--08:13: Model UN Team at the NCSC
  • Model UN Team at the NCSCTen cadets of the USMA Model United Nations team traveled to Crystal City, Virginia to participate in National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) hosted by Georgetown University. More than 700 students and 50 universities competed in the conference. Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to UN Security Council actions in the Congo River Basin, diplomatic and cultural advocacy through the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and foreign constitutional reform efforts in the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran.

    Attending cadets had the unique opportunity to hear from Dina Kawar, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Jordan to the United States, who spoke on current American-Jordanian relations and the role of youth in modern diplomacy. Additionally, the team built relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership through participation through the debate sessions and social events hosted by the conference. The conference ended with multiple individual awards given to cadets, with the entire team performing well and displaying exceptional speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving with hundreds of other students from domestic and international universities.

    The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: Richard Delzell '20, John Govern '19, Amir Udler '22, John Lorenz '20 and Bliss Hutchings '22. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: Jake Stoffel '19, Katie Mccurry '19, Ben Denn '19, Jon Lowe '20, Elizabeth Cross '20, Ben Snyder '21 and George Pavlakis.


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  • 11/06/18--08:34: Army Boxing in New York City
  • The Army Boxing Team competed at the New York Athletic Club and the NYC Metros. The winners were: Josh Lewis, Nate Rodriguez, Lawrence Shepherd, Chris Sharfin, and John Koffman. A.J. Farrow-Maiyne and Emmanuel Ahoua fought in, and won, both events.


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    Women's Rugby Opens Postseason At HomeThe Army West Point women's rugby team learned its postseason fate this week, as the Black Knights (3-4, 2-2) will get to stay home and take on Norwich this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. from the Anderson Rugby Complex. The Black Knights will take part in the NIRA Conference quarterfinal match after having their final two regular season contests (Quinnipiac, Air Foce) canceled. The last time Army took the field was a 21-14 win over Notre Dame College on Oct. 19. Norwich (5-3, 5-3) is coming off a 56-20 loss to Notre Dame College on Nov. 3. The four NIRA quarterfinal games will all played on Nov. 10, with the winners moving on to semifinal play, Nov. 16. The championship game will be played on Nov. 18.


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    Former SUPTs Return to Meet with CadetsFormer USMA superintendents retired Lt. Gen. Daniel W. Christman, retired Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox Jr, retired Lt. Gen. Buster L. Hagenbeck, retired Lt. Gen David H. Huntoon and retired Lt. Gen Robert Caslen returned to West Point to meet with cadets and take part in a panel discussion hosted by Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb.


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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 welcome Lafayette on Saturday at noon for their second leg of a three-game home stand. That contest will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

    (Ref.: Opening Statement)
    "Good afternoon everybody. I am glad to be able to celebrate a victory from this past weekend. It was a hard-fought battle as so many of those rivalry games are. I am proud of our guys for finding a way to win and giving us a chance to play for the trophy in a few weeks. It is nice to know that it is retained here, but you are just the safe keeper if you don't win them both. It is nice to have that first step taken in that rivalry.

    "I thought we played really hard. We certainly didn't play perfect. There are a lot of things from Saturday's game we would like to do better. We managed to win the game and that was what was important. Looking ahead to this next one, we are seeing how we can get better as a team. I told our team that is the challenge for us, to try and improve and to play our very best football for this time of year. We made some mistakes Saturday that we shouldn't be making at this time of the year so hopefully we improve on those things and play better this week." Read More


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    Lucas Weiland, Ben Harvey and Rocco Caywood of the Army West Point wrestling team are ranked in this week's national polls. InterMat ranked Weiland as the No. 16 157-pounder, while donning Harvey 15th at 174 pounds and Caywood 17th at 197 pounds. The FloWrestling poll listed Weiland 13th and Harvey 14th. The Open Mat ranked Weiland 11th, while Harvey and Caywood were 18th. All three wrestlers placed at the Princeton Open on Sunday and earned a 4-1 record at the event. Weiland finished third and opened the tournament with three straight victories, including a pair of bonus point victories. The Barnhart, Mo., native picked up a 12-0 major decision over Cole Smith (Old Dominion) before pinning Dylan Van Sickell (Stevens Tech.) at 2:38 in the quarterfinals. Harvey collected a sixth-place finish with a pin and two technical falls. The New Palestine, Ind., native outscored his opponents 36-0 through his first two matches and earned a pair of 18-0 technical falls. Read More


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    In a Patriot League Tournament match that came down to penalty kicks, it was the Army West Point men's soccer team celebrating in the end after Ibrahim Seye netted the game-winning strike to put the Black Knights past Boston U. on Tuesday night at Nickerson Field.

    "This was one of those games as a coach where I didn't really have to say or do very much," head coach Russell Payne said. "The guys were extremely focused from the warmup to the final whistle. In the spirit of our Army brothers on the gridiron, we had to lay down and bleed a little bit, but we got up, kept fighting on, and we persevered. This was an important win for us."

    Army was victorious after winning 5-4 on penalty kicks and will head to the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament to take on top-seeded Loyola in Baltimore on Friday at 4 p.m. Read More


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    Cow Tommy Funk hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to hand Army West Point men's basketball a thrilling 73-69 victory over Marist here Tuesday night.

    Trailing by six with 5:29 left in the second half, the Black Knights sparked a 9-2 run to pull ahead by one thanks to a pair of treys by Jordan Fox and three points from Matt Wilson. The two sides battled back-and-forth for the final 2:47 of the game until Funk's triple with 3.8 remaining clinched the victory for the home team.

    The Warrington, Pa., native finished with 15 points, including that critical make from long range, while dishing out a game-high six assists. Read More


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    Bateman Named Nominee for Broyles AwardThe Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced the nominees for the 2018 Broyles Award, which honors college football's top assistant coaches and Army's defensive coordinator Jay Bateman was one of those honored.

    The nominees in this year's class were selected from approximately 1,500 assistant coaches representing 129 Division I programs across the country. The Broyles Award selection process includes nominations from head coaches, the hall-of-fame selection committee and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

    Bateman is one of 53 assistant coaches that have been named nominees for the award.

    The defensive coordinator is in his fifth season on the coaching staff and his unit is in the top 20 nationally in four different categories, including total defense. The Black Knights are ninth in the nation in rushing defense and sixth in third down defense.


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     Drill Team Excels at the Cornell Drill Competition The cadets of the Black Knight Drill Team performed at the Cornell University Drill Competition. The Performance consisted of a Platoon and Two-Man exhibition routine, Platoon and Squad Regulation, and Color Guard. The competition was successful for the Drill Team as they won 2nd place overall, 1st place Platoon Exhibition 2nd place Color Guard, 1st place Platoon Regulation, and 1st place Two-Man Trick. The drill team prevailed over many teams from the region to include Cornell and Ohio State.


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    Crew at the Head of the Schuylkill RegattaAll four crew squads raced in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Despite 20mph winds and other adverse weather conditions from Saturday’s storm the team resiliently out performed many teams including Coast Guard. This regatta marks the end of the fall and the strategic transition to Winter Training.


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    Model UN at Yale for the Security Council SimulationThe Model United Nations team traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to participate in the Security Council Simulation at Yale (SCSY) hosted by Yale University. SCSY presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the United States Army and the United States Military Academy in a professional and positive way to a civilian school audience. Schools in attendance included Harvard University, McGill University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Princeton University, among many others. Cadets participated in several interesting debate topics including but not limited to ASEAN responses to a nuclearized North Korea, the future of Ukraine-Russia relations, an ahistorical political fallout from the infamous Rio Olympics, and an imaginary alien invasion in the Marvel Comics Universe.


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    Army Boxing Defeats Air Force and NavyThe Army Boxing Team participated in two Boxing events defeating both Air Force and Navy opponents: Detroit Athletic Club and Enfield, Connecticut. The winners from these events were: Calvin Hart, John Koffman, Adrian Albin, Ahliyah Lablue, Briana Dorsey, Jackie Chronister, Joshua Lewis, and Vonn Grant won the Most Valuable Boxer Trophy.


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  • 11/08/18--11:17: November SOSH Run
  • November SOSH RunWhat better way to hand in your end-of-semester research paper than dressing in a costume? Yesterday, Cadets continued the tradition of the biannual SOSH Run, rushing to deliver their final papers to the Department of Social Sciences by the 4:30 p.m. deadline.


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    CDTs Webster & Sowinski Receive LTG Moore AwardClass of 2019 Cadets Nicholas Webster and Monica Sowinski were honored with the 7th annual Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award yesterday. The annual award is presented to one male and one female First Class cadet who best exemplifies the qualities of Lt. Gen. Moore, class of 1945, and the warrior ethos in the Department of Physical Education.

    Photo: by Michael Lopez


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    CPT Alfin Travels to N'Djamena to Support AMEPCaptain Kate Alfin, an International Division Instructor in the West Point Department of History, traveled to N'Djamena, Chad in support of the National Defense University and U.S. Department of State's African Military Education Program (AMEP). This program brings together instructors from the U.S. and African military institutions to design faculty development programs in military academies across the African continent. CPT Alfin traveled to Chad with Dr. John Hagen (former West Point SOSH instructor) and worked with four instructors at le Groupement des Ecoles Militaries Interarmées (GEMIA) in N'Djamena to develop faculty training programs at their respective schools. While there, CPT Alfin and Dr. Hagen attended the graduation ceremony for the Chadian officer school in GEMIA.


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    Army Paintball Led by CDT Gerak '20The Army West Point Paintball team competed in a tournament in Coventry. This was the first tournament of the season, and the Cadets came out firing on all cylinders capturing a victory in their first match of the day. However, the compounded effects of youth, inexperience, and extremely cold weather took its toll on the team, and they dropped the remaining matches to finish seventh overall. Having a young team, this event was the first time most of them ever played in organized competitive paintball. Team Captain Jake Gerak '20, I-2 put forth a solid series of matches and was the rock upon which the team relied throughout. Expect more great things from him and the rest of the team as they work their way towards Nationals in April.


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  • 11/09/18--08:47: Plebe Halloween Dance
  • Plebe Halloween DanceThe Plebe Halloween Dance took place in Riverside Café. There was about 750 Plebes from the class of 2022 in attendance for this event. Everyone who attended came in costume. The costume contest was held around 2130 and there was lots of participation.

    The winners were: COL Ostlund (Spirit Attire/ As per Class) – Catherin Hoffman.

    Clown (Scariest) – Harrison Mills laziz Gohar, Kirsten Coombes.

    Cowboys and Horses (Most Creative) – Daniel Alaimo, Jack Machorek, Evan Zhang, and Nick Isenhower.


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