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- 01/11/19--07:21: _Rounds '19 Wins Gol...
- 01/11/19--07:27: _Holland/Nachtigal E...
- 01/14/19--06:58: _Army Hockey and Fal...
- 01/14/19--07:21: _Davis, Casanova Shi...
- 01/14/19--07:24: _T&F Competes at Nit...
- 01/14/19--07:32: _Men's Swimming & Di...
- 01/14/19--07:37: _Wrestling Bests Bin...
- 01/15/19--12:25: _Army Extends Monken...
- 01/17/19--11:17: _Men's Basketballs C...
- 01/17/19--11:26: _MacAfee Nominated f...
- 01/17/19--11:34: _Hallstead Named PL ...
- 01/17/19--11:40: _Casanova, Davis Ear...
- 01/17/19--11:51: _Strong First Quarte...
- 01/17/19--11:54: _McKenrick Named AWP...
- 01/17/19--12:02: _Maddox And Young Ag...
- 01/17/19--12:05: _Army Football Earns...
- 01/18/19--08:26: _Wrestling Builds Up...
- 01/11/19--07:21: Rounds '19 Wins Gold at the USPA Parachuting Championships
- 01/11/19--07:27: Holland/Nachtigal Earn More All-Bowl Team Praise
- 01/14/19--06:58: Army Hockey and Falcons Skate to 2-2 Draw
- 01/14/19--07:21: Davis, Casanova Shine in WPO Individual Finals
- 01/14/19--07:24: T&F Competes at Nittany Lion Challenge
- 01/14/19--07:32: Men's Swimming & Diving Captures League Win at Lehigh
- 01/14/19--07:37: Wrestling Bests Binghamton in Home Opener
- 01/15/19--12:25: Army Extends Monken’s Contract
- 01/17/19--11:17: Men's Basketballs Captures Home Win Over Colgate
- 01/17/19--11:26: MacAfee Nominated for Hobey Baker Award
- 01/17/19--11:34: Hallstead Named PL Female Diver of the Week
- 01/17/19--11:40: Casanova, Davis Earn ECAC Honors
- 01/17/19--11:51: Strong First Quarter Secures Win for Women's Basketball
- 01/17/19--11:54: McKenrick Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
- 01/17/19--12:02: Maddox And Young Again Claim League Honors
- 01/17/19--12:05: Army Football Earns ECAC’s Prestigious Lambert Trophy
- 01/18/19--08:26: Wrestling Builds Up Bonus Points in Win at Brown
Congratulations to Thomas Rounds '19, who won gold at the 2018 United States Parachute Association - (USPA) National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. His team also set a new national record by building a formation in 8.56 seconds. Read More
Firstie Army West Point football players Bryce Holland and James Nachtigal were recently selected to the USA Today Sports All-Bowl Team. Earlier this month Holland and Nachtigal were honored by Sport's Illustrated and the Associated Press, respectively, for their performances in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Holland, along with the entire offensive line, were voted to the Sport's Illustrated All-Bowl team after they blocked for an Army attack that compiled 592 total yards on 62 offensive plays. Houston was only able to register 320 yards on 73 plays during the bowl.
The interior line did a lot of damage in the ground attack with 10 different ball handlers combining to run 58 times. The Black Knights ran for 507 yards (on 8.7 yards a carry) in capping off the program's first 11-win campaign. Also, when they decided to throw the ball, that went well too, completing all four pass attempts for 85 yards. Army's 70 points racked up in the game were the most in the 16-year history of the Armed Forces Bowl. The Black Knights also registered 42 points in the first half, which marked the first time since 2011 the Cadets have achieved that feat.
Nachtigal was acknowledged by the Associated Pressand selected to their all-bowl team after making a career-high 16 tackles and delivering three of Army's program-record 10 sacks during the game. He also forced three fumbles. He became the first player to register three sacks in a game since Andrew King did so in 2015 at UConn. The sacks gave him 17 for his career as well, which is the second most all-time behind only Josh McNary. The Black Knights' defense, led by Nachtigal, held their fifth-straight opponent to 14 or less points to become the first three-time winner of the Armed Forces Bowl.
The Army West Point hockey team skated to a 2-2 draw with Air Force on Saturday night. It was the first time in program history that both games of a series ended in a tie. For the 10th time this season, Army garnered multiple power play goals. Colin Bilek and Dalton MacAfee each netted scores for the Black Knights. MacAfee also added an assist in the game, while Dominic Franco dished out two helpers.
For the 10th time this season, the Black Knights scored two or more power play goals in a game. Bilek netted his sixth goal of the year and third on the power play. The freshman boasts 13 points so far this season. MacAfee returned to the score sheet for Army with his third power play goal of the year and an assist in the other scoring play. The firstie leads the Black Knights with 20 points after his goal and assist tonight. It was MacAfee's eighth multi-point game in 2018-19 and 13th in an Army sweater. MacAfee now boasts six career points opposite the Falcons. Franco posted his fifth multi-assist game in his career tonight. It was the first of the season for the junior also marking his 15th career multi-point game. Jared Dempsey turned aside 24 shots on the night. The Black Knights and Falcons tied both games in a series for the first time in program history. Overall, the two service academies are tied 1-1-8 in overtime contests. Read More
The Army West Point gymnastics team was well represented in the West Point Open individual finals Saturday night. Mathew Davis and Cole Casanova finished in the top-6 in all the events they qualified for. Casanova represented the Black Knights in four events, while Davis competed in three. Casanova set a season-high mark on the vault with a 14.000. He tied for second in the event. Davis captured second on the floor with a 13.850 and third on high bar with a 12.650. On high bar, Alejandro Tombrink was also successful for the Black Knights with a 12.600 to tie for fourth. Casanova placed third on parallel bars by turning out a 13.000. The firstie captain registered a 13.350 on still rings and a 12.400 on pommel tonight as well. Davis was sixth on vault with a 13.800. The Black Knights host Penn State next Saturday at the Lou Gross Center. The meet will begin at 2 p.m.
The Army West Point track and field team competed in its first road meet of the season at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday.
Army Event Winners:
Men's 200m: Kedrin Jefferson - 21.72.
Men's 400m: Tyrell Maddox - 48.38.
Women's 800m: Haley Watson - 2:13.58.
Men's Weight Throw: Kenneth Brinson - 18.17m. Read More
The Army West Point men's swimming and diving team captured a 203.5-96.5 over Lehigh in a Patriot League dual on Friday afternoon at Jacobs Pool. The Black Knights (3-2, 1-1 Patriot League) won 12 events opposite the Mountain Hawks (5-2, 2-2 Patriot League) to secure their first league win of the season. The Black Knights started off 2019 with a win in the 200-medley relay. The group of Brian McKenrick, Brady Almand, Kevin Doo and Josh Zock took first at 1:33.73. Tom Ottman picked up the victory in the 1000 free after clocking in at 9:33.67. In the 100-back, it was Brian McKenrick capturing the event victory with his time of 50.49. The yearling later secured his second individual event win of the day after touching the wall at 1:51.12 in the 200-back.
Army swept the 100-breast led by Evan Zhang's time of 56.80, which broke a pool record. Ty Dang (58.98) and Brady Almand (59.00) followed the freshman in the event, placing second and third, respectively. The top-two spots in the 200 fly went to James Bilbrey and Arthur Fan. Bilbrey posted a time of 1:51.47, while Fan came in at 1:55.53. Zock paced the Cadets in the 50-free and beat out the competition by touching the wall at 21.13. On the 1-meter board, Daniel Alaimo totaled the top score of 281.02, while Hudson Kay's total of 281.47 won the 3-meter. The 100-free went to Army as Kevin Doo's time of 47.29 bested the rest of the pack. Nathan Hein tied for second in the event after finishing at 47.43. Doo would later go on to win the 100-fly, while Bilbrey took second. Army swept the 200-IM as Peter Mikheyev paced the way with a time of 1:52.59. Brian McKenrick (1:54.48) and Jay Yang (1:57.18) finished second and third, respectively. Read More
The Army West Point wrestling team opened its home dual schedule with a 30-7 victory over Binghamton at Gillis Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the year and 3-0 in duals against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents. Army jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the first two matches with Trey Chalifoux earning a 7-1 decision over Audey Ashkar and Lane Peters exciting the Army crowd with a first-period pin against Zack Trampe. The Black Knights won eight of the 10 matches on the day with three bonus point victories.
Army has defeated Binghamton in each of their last four duals dating back to the 2012-13 season. The Black Knights open their EIWA dual season 3-0 for the second time in three years. Head coach Kevin Ward notched his 15th dual victory against an EIWA opponent while at Army. Chalifoux posted his 15th win of the season. Peters earned his personal-best fourth pin of the season. The Uhrichsville, Ohio, native collected his fifth career dual win. Hanau improves to 2-0 on his career in dual matches. Hartman and Sullivan notched his first collegiate dual win. McCormick picked up the fifth dual win of his career. Harvey secured the team victory for the Black Knights with his 15th career dual victory. Caywood documented his 70th career victory. Read More
Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan announced Monday a new multi-year contract extension for head football coach Jeff Monken.
Monken is coming off a record-breaking year on the Banks of the Hudson in 2018. He brought the Black Knights back into the national spotlight by leading them to their first national ranking in 22 years. In addition, the Cadets set a program record 11 wins, including their third-straight victory over Navy.
"We knew when we hired Jeff he was the right man to rebuild our football program," Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. "This extension is well-deserved as he has created the right culture by bringing in assistants and staff members who not only teach but represent our core values. He believes strongly in the Academy's larger mission of recruiting, developing and graduating leaders of character. We're excited to continue to see where Jeff takes our team for years to come."
Over the last two years Monken has led the Black Knights to consecutive 10-plus-win seasons for the first time in Academy history. Since the start of the 2017 season, Army has won 21 of its last 26 games for a .807 winning percentage. The Cadets also won the Commander In Chief's trophy in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program lore after defeating both Air Force and Navy.
Last fall Army ranked second nationally in rushing offense and first in the country in third and fourth down conversion percentage. On the defense side, the Black Knights were consistently ranked in the top-10 in total defense and finished the year listed eighth in the nation in that category. The Cadets closed out the season holding their last five opponents to 14 or less points. Read More
An efficient shooting performance helped the Army West Point men's basketball team defend Christl Arena and capture a 91-81 victory over Colgate in a Patriot League game on Wednesday night. Tommy Funk led the offensive charge for the Black Knights (8-10, 3-2 Patriot League) against the Raiders (10-8, 2-3 Patriot League). The cow went 9-of-12 from the floor and a perfect 3-of-3 from deep for a career-high 25 points to pair with a team-high four assists. Jordan Fox was also in a groove all night, burying five shots from the field and four from long range for 15 points. Matt Wilson came away with nine points and a game-high eight rebounds, while Lonnie Grayson and John Emezie added 12 and 10, respectively, in the scoring column.
Army tied the all-time series with Colgate, 62-62. The Black Knights tied a season-high for points scored in a game with 91. The Cadets shot a season-best 59 percent from the field and 54 percent from deep. Twelve of the team's 31 made shots came from long range. Army recorded double-digit makes from beyond-the-arc for the seventh time this season. Funk's nine made shots tied a career high. It was the first time this season that the cow eclipsed the 20-point threshold. He now has four 20-point games in his career with two of them coming against Colgate. Eighteen of Funk's 25 points came in the second half. Grayson's 12 points was a career mark. Fox extended his double-digit scoring streak to three games. The firstie has made at least one 3-pointer in seven consecutive outings. Read More
Dalton MacAfee of the Army West Point hockey team has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, announced by the association on Wednesday. Awarded annually to college hockey's top player, the Hobey Baker fan-voting will run from now until Sunday, March 10 at midnight. College hockey fans can cast their vote by going to the voting website http://www.hobeybaker.com/vote. Follow the prompts to make your selection from this year's outstanding crop of 81 college hockey players representing 46 NCAA Division I schools. Phase two of fan balloting will come from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists beginning March 20 and closing March 31. The fans' vote accounts for a full one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient. Award criteria include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award's namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton University. Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship. Read More
After winning on both boards in a pair of Patriot League duals against Lehigh and Bucknell this past weekend, cow Serica Hallstead was named the female Patriot League Diver of the Week. "I am very happy for Serica and proud of how she competed this weekend," head diving coach Chris Waters said. "It was a long week coming out of a hard training trip but she stayed focused and had consistent, strong performances on both boards on back-to-back days. She's a great leader for our program." It marks the second time this season that Hallstead received the weekly honor from the league. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native posted a season-best total of 273.67 on the 1-meter and 259.12 on the 3-meter to top the competition and lock up two first-place scores versus the Mountain Hawks. She then claimed the top spot on both boards against the Bison on Saturday. On the 1-meter she totaled 258.08 and added a score of 276.53 on the 3-meter. Hallstead and the Black Knights return to action on Saturday to take on American, Old Dominion and George Mason in a quad meet.
Cole Casanova and Mathew Davis of the West Point gymnastics team were both honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Casanova earned ECAC Gymnast of the Week honors, while Davis was tabbed the Rookie of the Week after their performances at the West Point Open. Casanova, a senior team captain, posted three career-high scores over the weekend. He was second in the all-around with an 80.050. The Dallas, Texas, native garnered career-highs on pommel horse (13.500) and still rings (13.800). Casanova was second in the meet on vault with a score of 14.000. Davis had a standout performance in his collegiate debut placing sixth in the all-around (76.200) which ranked him as the top plebe competitor at the event. The Frisco, Texas, native finished second on the floor exercise (14.300) and third on high bar (12.650). The Black Knights host Penn State next Saturday at the Lou Gross Center. The meet will begin at 2 p.m.
Thanks to an impressive first quarter, the Army West Point women's basketball team earned a 65-50 victory over Lafayette in Patriot League action on Wednesday. Army hosted around 1,500 local young students as part of Education Day at West Point and didn't disappoint with its second league win of the year. Madison Hovren finished with another double-double with a game high 23 points and 16 rebounds, while classmate Jess Lewis tied a career best with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. Lewis also dished out seven assists in the win, which was one off her career high. As a team, the Black Knight shot 41 percent from the field and had an advantage of 12-3 in points off of turnovers. Read More
After helping the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team secure a pair of Patriot League duals against Lehigh and Bucknell this past weekend, yearling Brian McKenrick was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week. McKenrick shined in the pool, delivering four individual event victories while helping the Black Knights capture a pair of relay wins over a two-day stretch. His successful weekend began on Friday when he swam the opening leg of the first-place 200 medley relay squad opposite Lehigh. He followed that performance up with back-to-back victories in the 100 and 200 back after posting times of 50.49 and 1:51.12, respectively. McKenrick rounded out the meet with a second-place showing in the 200 IM once he touched the wall at 1:54.48. A day later, the Black Knights visited Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa., and McKenrick once again helped the 200 medley relay team finish first. The Wayne, Pa., native additionally won the 100 back (50.88) and 200 back (1:52.17) at the league dual meet. Read More
For the second time this season, cow Tyrell Maddox and plebe Justin Young have received weekly honors from the Patriot League. Following their success at the Crowell Open, the duo continued their strong start at the Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State University. Maddox finished first in the men's 400 meter dash with a time of 48.38 seconds. He then went on to anchor the men's 4x400 to a second place finish. Both times were the best in the Patriot League this season. The junior was named Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Week.
"Tyrell had a great fall training block and did a nice job of managing his workouts over the Christmas break and that showed on Sunday," head coach Mike Smith said. "He expects to win and that competitive fire serves him well in all of his events. The personal best he set this weekend in the 400 is a great indicator of his potential for success in the winter and spring. He is ready to take a big step forward."
Plebe Justin Young set two personal bests in the 60 meter hurdles, leading the field in the preliminary race with a time of 8.00, before posting a 7.97 in the final for a second place finish. The 7.97 second finish is the best in the Patriot League so far this season. Young was also a member of the second place finishing 4x400 unit. The Wylie, Texas, native was named Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week. Read More
For the first time in 60 years, the Army West Point football team was awarded the highly coveted Lambert Trophy, given annually by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
The award will be presented to them at the 83rd Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at The Ridge in Danbury, Conn., on Feb. 21.
A year after being named ECAC Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Team of the Year, the Black Knights will be presented the 2018 Lambert Trophy for the first time since 1958. The Cadets had a historic season that saw a lot of firsts. They won 11 games for the first time in program history, making this the first time they have ever had back-to-back 10-plus win seasons. Army won its third consecutive game against arch rival Navy, the longest such streak against the Midshipmen since the mid 1990's. They also won the Commander In Chief's Trophy in back-to-back seasons for the first time. Head coach Jeff Monken was awarded the George Munger Award and Vince Lombardi Award for National College Coach of the Year. This year the Black Knights were ranked first nationally in third down conversion percentage and fourth down conversion percentage. They finished the year on a high note by defeating Houston, 70-14, tying an FBS record for points scored in a bowl game. Read More
The Army West Point wrestling team sprinted out to a big lead en route to a 32-6 road victory against Brown on Thursday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Black Knights improved to 4-2 on the season and 4-0 against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents, while the Bears dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference. Army leapt out to a 20-point lead through the first five matches thanks to a pair of technical falls from yearling Lane Peters at 133 pounds and cow Lucas Weiland at 157 pounds. The Cadets won eight of the 10 matches, including six bonus point victories. Rookie Corey Shie (141 lbs.), cow Ben Harvey (174 lbs.), fourth-ranked firstie Rocco Caywood (197 lbs.) and plebe Ben Sullivan (285 lbs.) all posted major decisions in the match.
Army wrestled against Brown for the first time since 2013-14. The Black Knights improved to 20-5-2 in the all-time series against Brown. Army has won its last 12 matches versus the Bears dating back to the 2003-04 season. Head Coach Kevin Ward notched his 20th-career victory at the helm of the Black Knights. Army jumped to 4-0 in EIWA duals, its best start in conference matches since 2006-07. The Black Knights scored their most points in a dual since a 34-3 victory over Hofstra on Jan. 21, 2017. Chalifoux earned the 50th victory of his career. It was the 15th career dual win for the Nashville, Tenn., native and his fifth of the season. Shie and Harvey contributed their team-leading 20th victories of the season. Shie added his team-leading 12th bonus point victory with a major decision. Harvey reached the 20-win plateau for the third-consecutive year. Caywood moved to 5-0 in duals on the season. Read More