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    cqCDT Kenneth Brinson '19Pop Warner Little Scholars announced today the six finalists for its 9th Annual National College Football Award and senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson was among one of those named. The award was established in 2010 to recognize a graduating senior who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, and serves as a role model to Pop Warner's young student athletes.

    The 2018 finalists are:

    • University of Southern California guard: Jordan Austin
    • Penn State quarterback: Trace McSorley
    • University of Kentucky tight end: C.J. Conrad
    • Army West Point linebacker: Kenneth Brinson
    • Duke University linebacker: Ben Humphreys
    • University of Kansas linebacker: Joe Dineen Jr.

    The Pop Warner Little Scholars National College Football Award will be presented during the annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Last year's winner was former University of Miami and current New England Patriots wide receiver Braxton Berrios. Read More


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    DFL Annual Metropolitan Museum of Art VisitThe Department of Foreign Language (DFL) visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is an annual DFL trip that seeks to provide cadets a deeper engagement with their respective languages and cultures through appreciation of the works of art, while at the same time engaging as ambassadors of the Academy, not just the NYC community, but also the public at large visiting this world-class museum.


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    CDR Courtney Horace '20Cow captain Courtney Horace of the Army West Point volleyball team was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team, announced by the league on Tuesday. Horace garnered the postseason honor for the first time in her career. This season, she averaged 2.76 points per set. The Easton, Pa., native posted 259 kills and had a 2.56 kills per set average which was a team-high.

    Horace added 32 blocks on the year and registered 1.19 digs per set. Horace totaled 10 double-digit kill matches and hit over .300 on four occasions. The junior captain boasted her first two career double-doubles this season in games against Navy and Lehigh. Army defeated American for the first time since 2012 as it was also the first time topping the Eagles at home since 2009. The Cadets finished tied for third in league standings with a 9-7 record after winning five of their last six games of the regular season. Read More


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    BS&L & GENE Host Leaders from the US Forest ServiceLeaders from the U.S. Forest Service, Grey Towers National Historic Site, visited both the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) & The Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering's (GENE). Their morning session included a Developing Leaders of Character presentation, PL300 classroom observations, and a tour of Jefferson Hall.


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    Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and SocietySociology majors & diversity minors cadets attended Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS) - Canada. They presented their research on a variety of diversity & inclusion topics.


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    Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: ColgateArmy 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 Colgate on Saturday at noon for their final home game of the 2018 season. 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. This is another week of getting prepared for an opponent we've not seen before and don't know a whole lot about. Gosh, they have a good football team. They play in the same league as Lafayette, the team we played on Saturday, and I was really glad to get a win. Frankly it didn't feel like we played as well as we are capable of. Credit Lafayette. They did a nice job of controlling the football on offense against us. They were letting the time tick down and really kept the ball away from us. We had some really good individual plays and some plays that I'd like to get back and do over again. Hopefully we'll play a lot better. Once again, I thought Lafayette did a great job and now we're playing the number one team in their league in Colgate on Saturday. Read More


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    Secular Student Alliance Visits ConcordCadets from the Secular Student Alliance had a great trip to Concord, MA. They Visited Walden Pond and had several rich discussions about Thoreau's project and its relevance for today's life, about Thoreau's connection to humanism, and about the positive beliefs of humanism insofar as it is an irreligious institution. The cadets in attendance all agreed that it was a worthwhile trip on which the learned a great deal.


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    Pistol Competes at the Olympic Training CenterThe Pistol Team traveled to Colorado Springs to compete at the Olympic Training Center. This is the only opportunity the Pistol Team had to shoot at the full distances of 50 meters and 25 meters prior to Nationals as opposed to shooting on reduced sized targets at 50 feet. Army finished 3rd place behind the varsity team from Ohio State and the varsity team from the Coast Guard Academy. Army shot a 3-event aggregate score of 6169 to Ohio State's 6416, and USCGA's 6336. Utah shot a 5744 to finish 4th, Texas A&M shot a 5505 for 5th, and NDSU was last with a 3263.


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    CDT Roman Ollar '20For the third time this year, Army West Point cow Roman Ollar of men's cross country has been named AWPAA Athlete of the Week. Ollar placed third at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Buffalo, N.Y., qualifying him for the NCAA National Championships in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, November 17. The West Linn, Ore., native's third place finish is the best by an Army runner in the history of the regional format. He helped lead the Black Knights to the program's best score in the history of the regional race. This marks the second year in a row that Army West Point will be represented at the NCAA Championships, a feat the program hasn't accomplished since 1993-94.


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    CDT Tom Ottman '20With five top-three finishes, the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team held on to place second overall at the three-day Terrier Invitational.

    Boston College finished ahead of the Black Knights in first with 1116.5 points, while Army was trailed by Boston U. (712), UMass (511.5) and Bridgeport (400.5).

    The Army West Point women's swimming and diving team had a productive afternoon in the pool on the final day of the Terrier Invitational and jumped two spots to grab a fourth-place finish.


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    Cadet Fellowship Retreat to New PaltzThe United Catholic Fellowship Club completed its Fall UCF Retreat for roughly twenty cadets, fifteen New Paltz students, and six community members. The Retreat is open to all cadets regardless of faith. The intent of the Retreat is to provide the cadets time to reflect, learn about their faith and strengthen their beliefs. Cadets plan, prepare, resource and execute the retreat with the guidance, mentorship and coaching of adult mentors - LTC (R) Jones was the Officer in Charge, the Assist Officer in Charge was Brother Carlos Hernandez, who has participated in all 32 Retreats for Cadets at West Point, and the Cadet in Charge - Cadet Joe Minnano. In attendance also was Fr (COL) Matt Pawlikowski, USMA Chaplain, and several other volunteers). The Retreat incorporates both Cadet and Adult Speakers who share their journey with the collective body. Small group talks and discussions, music ministry and a full community mass fill out the remaining time/schedule. Adult guest speakers were CPT Randy Shed (BTD), and CPT Will Simpson HHC.


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    CDT Alex Hopkins '20The Army West Point wrestling team crowned three champions en route to a second-place finish at the Black Knight Invite on Sunday at Christl Arena. Cows Trey Chalifoux (125 lbs.), Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) and Alex Hopkins (197 lbs.) all won individual titles at the team's first home event of the season. Hopkins, rookie Corey Shie (141 lbs.) and yearling Bennett Paulson (197 lbs.) all boasted a team-high four wins on the day. Read More


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    Dr. Teigen Visits with CadetsDr. Jeremy Teigen visited West Point to deliver a guest lecture to the Campaigns & Elections course. Following a lunch with cadets and American Politics faculty members, Dr. Teigen taught the cadets about veterans in American politics. Dr. Teigen is author of the book Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016, which is an assigned text for the cadets. He spoke with cadets about the major themes and conclusions of his book and offered inside experience on methodological and publishing challenges when writing political science research in academia. Other topics included poll interpretation, women veterans in politics, and how General MacArthur might fit into the methodology of veterans in politics.


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  • 11/19/18--08:46: Hockey Wins Over Bentley
  • CDT Jared Dempsey '21Three special teams goals by the Army West Point hockey team lifted it over Bentley, 3-2, on the road Friday night.

    Brendan Soucie netted the Black Knights' first goal of the night on the power play. The Cadets only faced one Bentley power play, but remained perfect in the effort when Soucie garnered a shorthanded game-winning goal with 7:29 remaining in the game. Zach Evancho was Army's other goal scorer who also tallied a score on the man advantage. Jared Dempsey earned his first win in net during his yearling season with 29 saves.

    Army improved to 6-5-1 this season and are 5-3-1 in Atlantic Hockey contests. Read More


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    CDT Roman Ollar '20Army West Point cow Roman Ollar finished off his season with a 71st place finish at the NCAA Championship on Saturday. "It was definitely one of the hardest races I've ever run," Ollar said. "I am proud of what I did The West Linn., Ore., native crossed the line at 30:25.2. Ollar's finish is the best result for a Black Knight at the national event since Scott Goff placed 23rd in 1998. "I am able to leave this race looking forward to next year to hopefully improve and run with my teammates," Ollar said. "It was a great experience and I am glad about how I performed and glad that I had the opportunity to do so" Read More


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    DFL Screen "Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture"The documentary film "Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture" was screened at DFL's Van Fleet Auditorium. The event provided a unique opportunity for the cadets to learn about the history of the Persian Empire in the Sasanian era (224-651 AD). Taq Kasra, the tallest free-standing brick vault in the world, is the remnant of an important third century Persian palace. It was in danger of an imminent attack by ISIS forces when the Dutch-Iranian musician and journalist, Pejman Akbarzadeh, travelled to Iraq to film the structure, fearing it would be destroyed by the impending attack. Following the presentation, Mr Akbarzadeh took questions both on the history of the Persian empire and the building as well as the conditions under which he made the documentary, to a very engaged group of cadets.


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    Army Football Ranked For First Time in 22 YearsAfter completing another undefeated home season and moving to 9-2 on the year Saturday, Army West Point football shifted into the top-25 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Poll.

    For the first time since 1996 the Black Knights found themselves ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 24 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

    "One of the goals our team set during preseason was to finish the year in the top-25," head coach Jeff Monken said. "It's certainly nice for our team to be recognized at this point and it is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our players and staff. But we have two of the biggest games of the year still to play … the Army-Navy Game and the bowl game. We are now focusing our efforts entirely to the game against Navy in three weeks. We are thankful to those that voted for us and feel we are worthy of a ranking in the top-25. Hopefully our team will continue to win and earn the same recognition when the season is complete."


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    Football Caps Second-Straight Undefeated Home SeasonThe Army West Point football team extended its winning streak to seven games and capped another undefeated season at Michie Stadium with a 28-14 victory over Colgate here Saturday afternoon. The win marked the Cadets' 13th-straight at home which is the teams' longest streak since also recording 13 in a row from Sept. 15, 1984 to Sept. 13, 1986. Firstie fullback Darnell Woolfolk lead the way with a game-high three rushing touchdowns and 89 yards on 23 carries. Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. turned in a gritty effort on the afternoon as well after suffering an injury scare in the third quarter. The junior signal-caller led Army with 90 rushing yards and a score. James Nachtigal paced the Army defense with a team-high 11 tackles on the day. Cole Christiansen recorded seven tackles of his own and forced a fumble, while Cam Jones added five tackles and a fumble recovery. Read More


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    CDT Darnell Woolfolk '19Firstie fullback Darnell Woolfolk scored three touchdowns in football's win over Colgate and was named Army's Athlete of the Week.

    Woolfolk tied a career high with three touchdowns and did it for the third time in his career. With the three scores, he tied a career high for touchdowns in a season with a total of 14 in 2018 and has 28 in the past two seasons.

    He ran for 89 yards in the 28-14 win over the Raiders and helped Army complete another undefeated season at home and continue Army's home winning streak to 13 games.

    In 2018, Woolfolk has a total of 823 yards on 194 carries, which ranks second on the team. He jumped into a tie for third place all-time in career rushing touchdowns with 37 during his time in an Army uniform. He passed Tory Crawford on Saturday and is currently tied with Mike Mayweather.

    The Black Knights have a couple of weeks off before the Army-Navy Game, present by USAA, on Dec. 8 in Philadelphia.


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    Army Boxing Dominates at LockhavenThe Army Boxing Team competed at Lockhaven University recently. Many of the Army West Point boxers dominated the opposition, culminating in yearling Emmanuel Ahoua earning the Outstanding Boxer Award. Additionally, the team participated in Scout Master Council successfully creating little warriors.


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