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    Pipes & Drums at the NYC Veterans Day ParadePipes and Drums participated in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade. We had excellent support from the United War Veteran's Council and the NY Union League Club, ensuring the club found parking and made it to the right place.


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    For the second-straight year, head football coach Jeff Monken has been named a semifinalist for the 2018 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award which is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. The list includes a field of 18 candidates for the award who have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee.

    Monken has led the Black Knights to a 9-2 record in 2018 and their first national ranking in 22 years. Army is currently on a seven-game winning streak and has won 13-straight games at Michie Stadium.

    Semifinalist voting for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Monday Nov. 26th and close on Monday, Dec. 10th. The finalist round will include the top three coaches as selected in the semifinalist round. Finalist voting will open Dec. 11th and run until Dec. 27th. The winner will be announced Dec. 28th.

    The formal presentation of the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award will take place at the Maxwell Football Club's National Awards Gala on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media. Kirby Smart of the University of Georgia was the 2017 winner of the award. Read More


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    Cadet Roundtable Discussion with Senior Military LeadersCadets in Dr. Richard Yon's American Presidency course traveled to Washington, DC where they had roundtable discussions with senior military leaders in the Office of Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon, members of the National Security Council staff, and the Vice President's staff, including his National Security Advisor LTG (R) Keith Kellogg. In addition, cadets met with the President's military aide, LTC Rick Turner, the deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs, Dan Greenwood, and White House Fellows. Cadets also received a tour by the White House Historian and got to meet both Vice President Pence and Secretary Mattis. Lastly, cadets met with Thom Shanker, Assistant Washington Editor for the New York Times.


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    Fueled by a hat trick by Dominic Franco and a pair of goals by Colin Bilek, the Army West Point hockey team sailed past Niagara, 5-1, on Saturday evening. Franco scored the first hat trick in two seasons for the Black Knights, the last coming from Michael Wilson against Bentley last February. Bilek notched a pair of goals in the win for a career-high, while Zach Evancho contributed a career-high three helpers.

    Franco netted the hat trick to mark the first time an Army player scored three goals in a game since his classmate Wilson did a season ago. Two of Franco's three goals came on the power play to mark the second time a Black Knight has done so this season, the last being Wilkinson against UConn. Franco tallied three points on the night. It is the sixth time in his career to have a three-point performance. He is the only Army player to have multiple games with more than one goal this season. Franco boasts 14 multi-point games in his three-year career at Army. Read More


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    Debate at the Liberty University TournamentThe West Point Policy Debate Team competed at the Liberty University Debate Tournament. All three West Point teams excelled in the tournament's Novice Division against 16 other teams from seven colleges. Cadets Koi Kizzie '20 and Paris Taylor '20 won the Novice Division Championship. Koi received the 2nd Place Speaker Award in the novice division and Paris won a Speaker Award as well. Cadets Courtney Loomis '21 and Trevor Lynn '22 reached the Octofinals round and both received Speaker Awards. Finally, cadets Shaneka Bernard '21 and Travis Afuso '22 reached the quarterfinals. Based on these results, the team is well placed for upcoming tournaments next semester and to win the JV/Novice National Championship at West Virginia University in March.


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    CDT Kate Sanborn '20The Army West Point Marathon Team was on the road to Richmond, Virginia to participate in the 41st Annual Richmond Marathon. Led by Kate Sanborn '20 with a time of 2:44:04 (3rd overall female) and Murray Johnston '20 with a 2:44:45, the team had six team members post sub 2:50:00 times! In addition, Chase Hogeboom '21 with a time of 2:49:33 was the overall top male 19 and under finisher, and Emily Dinallo '22 with a 3:17:03, running in her first marathon, was the over-all top female 19 and under finisher. Even more impressive, Kate's time was fast enough to qualify her to run in the 2020 Olympic Trials to be held in Atlanta in February 2019. Congratulations to the entire team for a great showing. Next up for the team is the Army-Navy Ball Run to Philadelphia…Beat Navy!


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    Fencing at the RMC InvitationalThe fencing team recently traveled to Canada to compete in the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Invitational. The women’s foil team placed top 4. The women’s team beat RMC 2-1


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    Crew at the Head of the Schullykill RegattaArmy Crew team competed in the Head of the Schullykill Regatta entering 21 boats in numerous events. The Army Crew Alumni entered one boat in the Alumni 4 rowing in a West Point shell under the supervision of a Cadet Coxswain and through the Army Rowing Association. The team did extremely well despite the cold temperatures, rain, and wind. For safety, the first 5 events were canceled. This effected the Women's Varsity and Novice squads. Army had four varsity pairs and two novice four races canceled. The team excelled once racing began. Army competed in the men's and women's varsity four, the men's and women's novice eight, the men's and women's club eight, the men's championship 8, and entered a double and single.

    In the men's varsity four event, the top boat finished 9th and the second boat finished 12th. Both boats beat all Coast Guard entries. In the women's varsity four event, the top boat finished 18th beating Coast Guard. In the Men's Novice 8 event, Army's top boat finished 5th beating Navy's second boat in the event. In the Women's Novice 8 event, the top boat finished 8th out of 29. In the Women's Club Championship event, the top boat finished 14th approximately 3 seconds behind Coast Guards top boat. In the Men's Championship 8 event, Army finished 11th behind the US and Chinese National Teams as well as other D1 programs. The event gave valuable rowing experience to all and is a catalyst for motivating winter workouts.


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    The Newly Renovated Clausewitz LibraryCadets enrolled in "Regional Studies in European History" use the West Point Department of History's newly renovated Clausewitz Library to immerse themselves in the events and ideology of the French Revolution. Using "Reacting to the Past" methodology, cadets assume historical roles as delegates to the National Assembly or as radical leaders of the Paris Sections. Engaging with topics such as the role of the church in society, the powers of the legislature and the monarchy, qualifications for citizenship, the rights of women, and the fate of slaves on Saint Domingue, cadets develop historical empathy and an appreciation for the contradictions and complexities of the French Revolution. In their final session they will debate how to respond to invasion from Austria and Prussia, as well as discuss the fate of Louis XVI.


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    Army Football Defensive Coordinator Jay BatemanThe top five finalists for the Broyles Award was announced on Monday and defensive coordinator earned a spot on the list for the top assistant coach in the nation. The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation narrowed down the semifinalist list of 15 to the five finalists. The list was selected by the Football Writers Association of America and a 19-person committee of distinguished former head coaches, according to the Broyles Foundation.

    The finalists include:

    Alabama - Michael Locksley, Offensive Coordinator
    Army - Jay Bateman, Defensive Coordinator
    Clemson - Jeff Scott, Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs
    Mississippi State - Bob Shoop, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
    Notre Dame - Chip Long, Offensive Coordinator

    Each finalist will be invited to the award ceremony in Little Rock on Dec. 4. KATV will air the award show live on Channel 7, on KATV.com and on Facebook starting at 11:30 a.m.

    Bateman has coached the Army defense to a national ranking of 11th in total defense. The Black Knights have been impressive against the run as they are 12th in nation and they have held their opponents in check, allowing 18.7 points per game, which is 16th in the country. 


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    Equestrian Celebrates Air Force VictorySpectators gathered at Morgan Farm, home of the Army West Point Equestrian Team, to support West Point's decisive victory over the United States Air Force Academy's equestrian team. Fellow cadets, family members, and fans alike braved the pouring rain to experience the monumental achievement. Cadets from both service academies went head to head against peers at their respective levels and provided fierce competition. Team members also earned notable personal achievements, aiding in the team's overall win; Anna Gerald '21 and Madyson Paul '21 won the titles of High Point and Reserve High Point riders, respectively. Army had the top three highest point earners of the day and won nearly every category of competition.

    Following their Friday win, the team continued their streak at their fourth IHSA horse show of the season. The team won an impressive overall reserve championship against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region, earning more points as members strive for regional qualifications. They were only one point behind Centenary University for the overall championship. All of the cadets rode hard and contributed to the final point total. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Anna Gerald '21 won her open flat class, Madyson Paul '21 won her novice flat class, Karissa Stubblefield '22 and Heather Graham '22 won their advanced walk-trot-canter divisions, Taqi Iftikhar '20 earned second in his walk-trot division, and Emma Lawson '21 earned third in her walk-trot division.


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    Skeet & Trap Takes First at the GMU Eastern RegionalThe Skeet and Trap Team made a strong showing at the GMU Eastern Regional Championship Shoot, winning first place overall team score, first place team score in sporting clays, and first place combined American Skeet and American Trap. Among the field of shooters, CDT Francis McConnell won high overall individual score, first place sporting clays, and first place combined American Skeet and Trap. CDT Ethan Stankiewicz took second place high overall score, and CDT Ean McCool took third place high overall score. The team’s grand total score for all three events was a 1352/1500.


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    Edward Dieser Lunchtime Guest LectureThe Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) hosted an engagement opportunity with Rear Admiral Edward M. Dieser, Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Engineer, US Public Health Service. Club OIC, CPT Nathaniel Sheehan worked with USACE NY District Deputy Area Engineer, CPT Ben Bruder, to enable two faculty members and 14 Cadets to learn about the US Public Health Service and how they support our country and integrate into mission sets around the world.


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    Cadet Gospel Choir Visits Children’s VillageCadet Gospel Choir visited Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Following a performance, cadets shared their stories with youth: juvenile justice, foster, and migrant. Their campus provides short-term residential programs for more than 1,000 children annually.


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    Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named to the All-North Region First Team by the United Soccer Coaches, the organization announced on Tuesday. Cassalia, who was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team this season, collected the first regional recognition of her career. Additionally, the Omaha, Neb., native became the first Army player to be named to the all-region first team since Molly McGuigan and Kim An did so in 2010.

    "The recognition Syd has received is deserved and accurate," head coach Adrian Blewitt said. "She has been our most consistent performer all season, and her high level of play has had a direct impact on the team's success. Our staff and players are proud of her as she became one of the figureheads and standout leaders of our team." Cassalia improved upon her impressive rookie campaign by playing all 1,772 minutes of Army's 18 games, earning nine shutouts. The Omaha, Neb., native boasts a 0.66 goals-against average after allowing just 13 goals, while her 100 saves contributed to an 0.885 save percentage. Read More


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    Cadets Sing the National Anthem for the NHLSeven members of the Glee Club performed the Canadian and United States’ National Anthems to start the NHL game between the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Positive comments on the performance came from as far away as British Columbia from a gentleman who heard it on the radio. Video of the performance can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7MBvEB_N9Y


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    CDTs Dominic Framco '20 and Colin Bilek '22Due to their outstanding performances in Army's 5-1 victory over top-ranked Niagara, Dominic Franco and Colin Bilek of the Army West Point hockey team received Atlantic Hockey weekly awards. Franco also claimed Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors.

    Franco netted his first-career hat trick in Army's 5-1 win over the Purple Eagles. He scored an even-strength goal to open the second period, a goal that would stand as the game-winner, then added two power play goals, separated by just 48 seconds, to turn a 2-1 lead into a 4-1 lead. Franco scored the pure hat trick in a 19-minute span.

    Bilek posted a career-high performance on Saturday with two goals. Bilek garnered his second-career power play goal to open the night's scoring. He capped things off with the final tally of the night. He is the first rookie to post a multi-goal performance this season.

    The Black Knights will be back in action at Tate Rink this weekend to host Canisius. Friday's game will be at 7 p.m., while Saturday's will be another matinee at 4 p.m.


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    78th Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner DanceFaculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering took nine cadets from three different departments to the 78th Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – New York City Post. The event was held in the Grand Hyatt across from Grand Central Station in New York City. SAME is dedicated to STEM initiatives and awarded 211 academic scholarships to students from over 75 universities from across the country.

    Two of the Cadets attending the event were each awarded a $500 scholarship for their exemplary character, academic, military and physical performance as the top Cadet (ranked by CQPA) in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

    Guest speakers for the evening included MG Jeffrey L. Milhorn, USACE North Atlantic Division Commander; Rear Admiral Melvin Bouboulis, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics of the U.S. Coast Guard; and Rear Admiral Edward Dieser, Chief Engineer of the United States Public Health Services; and other military and civilian leaders from academia, industry, and government agencies.


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    Cycling at the Really Rad Cyclocross FestivalThe Cycling team went to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for two days of racing at the Really Rad Cyclocross Festival. In the Men's Cat 2/3/4 Race: Kenneth Englert finished 7th. In the Men's Cat 4/5: Aidan Doyle finished 1st one day and 2nd another. In the Women's Cat 4/5: Phoebe Lee finished 2nd, and Rowan Crowley finished 3rd and 4th.


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  • 11/29/18--08:16: Dr. Rice Visits with Cadets
  • Dr. Rice Visits with CadetsDr. Susan Rice visited West Point to serve as the keynote speaker for the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA). She also dedicated an hour of her day for an open question and answer session with cadets in the International Affairs Forum. The conversation covered a wide-range of issues that included China’s growing regional and global influence, Syria’s use of chemical weapons and America’s response, the United Nations’ role in protecting human rights, and America’s value-based leadership of the world. She gave cadets a detailed insider account of the Obama administration’s decision-making process following Syria’s use of chemical weapons in the summer of 2013.


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