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- 11/13/15--09:08: _Men’s Volleyball Tr...
- 11/13/15--09:18: _Orienteering B-leve...
- 11/09/15--08:36: Crew Competes in the Head of the Occoquan Regatta
- 11/09/15--08:37: Tae Kwon Do Hosts First Pan American University Championship
- 11/09/15--08:39: Cycling Competes in Mountain Bike Nationals
- 11/09/15--08:40: Women’s Team Handball Travels to Chicago
- 11/09/15--08:41: Volleyball Sweeps Navy at Alumni Hall
- 11/09/15--08:42: Women’s Rugby Grounds Air Force in 43-0 Win
- 11/10/15--07:19: Men’s Soccer Lands Three on All-League Teams
- 11/10/15--12:12: Cadets Hike in the Pamir Mountain Range
- 11/12/15--08:47: Clark Selected Academic All-Patriot League
- 11/12/15--08:57: Gahagen, Black Knights Blank UConn
- 11/13/15--08:52: Pipes and Drums Performs on the USS Intrepid
- 11/13/15--08:54: Spirit Support Group Crushes Drumline Battle
- 11/13/15--08:56: Parachute Demo Jump at MetLife Stadium
- 11/13/15--08:58: International Cadets of West Point Tour the UN
- 11/13/15--09:00: Debate Investment Forum on Mad Money
- 11/13/15--09:02: Cadet Community on Civil military Operations ALLIES
- 11/13/15--09:03: Debate Forum Earns Gold Stars Beating Navy
- 11/13/15--09:06: Sailing Places 6th at Mid-Atlantic Championship
- 11/13/15--09:08: Men’s Volleyball Travels to East Lansing, MI
- 11/13/15--09:18: Orienteering B-level Meet in Redding, CT
On 30 Oct., the Army West Point Novice Crew team competed in the Head of the Occoquan Regatta in Lorton, VA, in a race that attracts more than 7000+ competitors from 250 collegiate and club programs from across the country. The Novice Team, comprised of 34 Plebes, fielded fours and eights in the three-mile head race. In the first race of the day for the team, the Men’s Novice Fours Event, Army brought home the first medals of the season with a third place finish. The second Novice entry finished close behind in 5th place, just out of medal contention. The bronze medal boat was stroked by CDT Jared Ells, followed by CDTs Ryan Applin, Bradley Rossignol, and Matthew Eden, with CDT Sam Norman in the coxswains seat. The Novice Women entered two fours as well, finishing 7th and 9th. In the premier event for the Novice athletes, Army added to the medal count with a Bronze Medal for the men and a Silver for the women. The men’s boat, with CDT David Rapp at stroke, followed by CDTs Benjamin Count, Brian Curtin, William Born, Eric Kelly, Richard Lancaster, Nick Roth, Grant Hall and Sam Norman as the coxswain, completed the race in just over 17 minutes, ahead of 16 other boats including the top boats from many Corps-Squad level competitors including Marietta, Loyola, and Washington College. The women completed the competition with the best finish of the day for Army in second place, ahead of 18 other boats including the top boats from NCAA programs from West Virginia, Duquesne, Delaware, Buffalo, and Loyal. The Women’s Novice Eight was powered by stroke CDT Hannah Makuch, followed by CDTs Mary Bahr, Lauren Pile, Maggie Gleason, Lauren Hudak, Natalie Nepa, Amanda Kuruc, Catherine Hall, and lead by coxswain CDT Xiao Pfoham.
From 23-25 Oct., the Army West Point Taekwondo Team hosted the First Pan American University Championship in Cristl Arena. Many of the worlds best fighters competed and put on a great event. The cadets came out on fire Friday night for the first ever United States Collegiate Taekwondo team fights, winning all of their matches against other universities, leading them into the weekend’s individual events with great momentum. The colored belt members of the team put together a great effort, winning almost every division, and in many cases, setting up all West Point finals. CDT Alexandra Baker kept her collegiate undefeated streak alive en-route to a Gold Medal; she has not had a match go the distance this year, ending every round early by domination. On the way to his Gold Medal, CDT John Mueller had a knockout victory over RMC in the semifinals, setting up an all West Point final match. CDTs Will Xu and Chloe Smith both showed what hard work can achieve, both winning Gold in both forms and fighting. The highlight for the black belts was CDT Matt Galea winning the Men’s Gold in Fin weight and earning a berth in the Pan American Senior Championship next year. Many of the team’s black belts had great matches against some of the world’s top fighters, gaining valuable experience for the collegiate circuit. The team won best male team and best female team, edging out Liberty University (2nd) and RMC (3rd).
From 21-26 Oct., the Army West Point Cycling team travelled to Snowshoe Mountain, WV, to compete in the team’s first ever Mountain Bike (MTB) Nationals. Five cadets represented the Academy with the character and commitment we have come to expect from the Army West Point Cycling team members. Placing 13th overall in MTB was CIC Chad Wisnowski ’16, who lead a stellar group consisting of CDTs Kenny Dailey ’16, Dan Forquer ’17, Adam Ruff ’17, Sarah LaRue ’17, and Ellen Barry (USAFA ‘17). Congratulations to the Army West Point MTB team for a stellar second season!
From 22-25 Oct., the Army West Point Team Handball Women’s club travelled to Chicago, IL, to face off against two of the best teams in both the US and Canada. Although West Point fell short of these two teams with years of experience under their belts, the scores were close considering the West Point Women’s team started playing together only a few weeks prior to the competition. On Friday night, West Point faced the Club National Champions, Chicago International, who took the lead to win 23-13. West Point quickly recovered to win against Chicago International’s B team 14-11. After taking a second loss to the Canadian National Champions, Alberta THC, West Point faced Calheat for a rematch after a hard loss earlier in the day. Playing against Calheat to determine third place in the tournament, West Point fought hard and fell just short of winning with a score of 22-20. The team fought through these hard losses and learned that as a new team, they must first learn to connect with each other before things will begin to fall into place. The intensity on the court against these teams with years of experience, and coming closer to winning after each game so early in the season, shows the potential and drive this team has to becoming even better.
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Army West Point volleyball team swept service academy rival Navy Friday night at Alumni Hall. The Black Knights defeated the Mids 3-0 with set scores of 25-23, 27-25 and 25-23. The Cadets improved to 19-7 overall and 11-2 in the Patriot League.
"I am proud of the team for staying mentally tough when we needed to stay tough," said head coach Alma Kovaci. "There was strong volleyball on both sides, but all matches between Army and Navy are. I am so proud of the team for staying patient and believing in themselves until the very end. As coaches we believe in them. The theme we chose for today was to finish the games and we did. I am incredibly proud of this special group of young ladies."
Olivia Fairfield led the Black Knights with 11 kills on 29 attempts. Carolyn Bockrath recorded 10 kills and was followed by Vanessa Wesley who had eight. Nicole Perri and Jaden Pickell contributed four kills apiece in the victory with Perri also adding a team-high three service aces. Vanessa Edwards had 36 assists for Army and 11 digs, while Shannel Chong recorded 16 digs. Read More
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Army West Point women's rugby team blew past service academy rival Air Force Saturday morning, downing the Falcons by a score of 43-0 from the United States Air Force Academy. Six different Black Knights found the scoresheet on the morning as the team bested the Flacons for the second consecutive year in 15s action. "It took a while to find our rhythm, but everyone stuck together and stuck to the plan and by the second half we started firing on all cylinders," said head coach Bill LeClerc. "They worked really well together and it was pleasing to see them get a really, well-deserved win."
The game got off to a slow start, as neither team was able to find the try zone until the 31st minute when Nicole Newton dotted down to put Army up 5-0. Jessica Maddox earned her first try of the season in the 43rd minute with Olivia Lopes connecting on the conversion to take the 12-0 lead. Savannah Murray scored three minutes later, as Lopes booted her second conversion, to send Army into the break with the 19-0 lead. Read More
CENTER VALLEY, PA - Three members of the Army West Point men's soccer team's defensive unit were selected to All-Patriot League teams, the league announced Monday. Senior Cameron Niccum was named to the all-league second team, while juniors Christian Clark and Tanner Vosvick earned third-team recognition.
Niccum started in all 17 regular-season matches for the Black Knights and appeared in every minute of the first 16 games before playing in 65 minutes on Nov. 7 at Bucknell. A center back from Austin, Texas, Niccum anchored a back line that helped Army to three shutouts on the year, including clean sheets in Patriot League matches against American and Loyola. This year's selection marks Niccum's second career Patriot League postseason honor after being named to the all-league third team in 2013. Full Story»
In late October, Persian-studying USMA cadets, Timmy Lynch and Britt Tremain travelled to Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region to hike in the Pamir Mountain Range. Badakhshan is a province sandwitched between Afghanistan and China. These are some of the highest peaks in the world. Story
CENTER VALLEY, PA - Army West Point junior defender Christian Clark was one of 11 men's soccer players named Academic All-Patriot League, the conference announced Wednesday. To qualify for Academic All-Patriot League, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher. The player must also be a starter or regular contributor to his team's success.
Clark is a Physics major at the Academy and carries a cumulative GPA of 3.870. Earlier this week, Clark was selected to the All-Patriot League third team for his efforts on the field this season. He also drew Division I Academic All-District honors last month and has twice qualified for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Read More
HARTFORD, CONN. – Behind 23 saves from junior Parker Gahagen and classmate Ryan Nick's gamewinner in the third period, the Army hockey team shutout UConn, 2-0, on Tuesday night at the XL Center. Army (1-5-2) saw Gahagen earn his second shutout of his career and first of the season. Nick tallied his second goal of the season, which is a career high for the defenseman. Clint Carlisle added some insurance in the final minute with an empty net tally. Nick finished with his first career multi-point game as he was awarded an assist on Carlisle's tally. Read More
On 5 Nov., the Army West Point Pipes and Drums supported the Spade and Dagger Foundation in Manhattan, NY. The band performed on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid against the backdrop of the Manhattan lights, welcoming guests. The Spade and Dagger Fund raiser was sponsored by The Watchtower Foundation and US Special Operation Wounded Warriors Fund, hosting the annual event to support veterans both in the United States and United Kingdom. The trip was an excellent opportunity for the band to outreach not only the local community of Manhattan, but to also meet representatives from various parts of the United Kingdom and British Armed Forces.
From 6-8 Nov., the Army West Point Spirit Support Group (Spirit Band, Mascots and WKDT) travelled to Colorado Springs, CO, to support the Army teams in their battles with Air Force. The Spirit Support Group did a fantastic job firing up fans, old grads and Cadets alike. A highlight of the trip was a drumline battle that took place between Army and Air Force on the 50 yard line after the football game. The cadet led team crushed the professionally directed team from Air Force, and look forward to a similar drumline battle against Navy on 12 December.
On 8 Nov., the Army West Point Parachute team conducted a Demonstration jump at the MetLife stadium in honor of Salute to Service Day by the Jets Football team. CDT Deets and CDT Volk, both seniors, trained tirelessly to be able to accomplish this historic event. Two practice jumps were made the day prior, boosting everyone’s confidence. Not all Parachute Jumps/Demonstrations are the same, and this jump will always be remembered as two milestones were accomplished. This marks the first time cadets conducted a jump for the NFL, and the first time any Parachute team has ever jumped in MetLife Stadium. The Parachute Team is proud and humbled to be part of such an unforgettable moment.
On 10 Nov., the International Cadets of West Point received several briefings and conducted a tour and of the United Nations in New York, NY. The cadets had the opportunity to learn a lot of information about the Department of Peace-Keeping Operations and OCHA. There, the cadets also learned of the United States’ objectives from the U.S. rep to the United Nations.
On 10 Nov., the Army West Point Investment Club was featured on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer for a special live taping in honor of Veteran’s Day. Sixty-six cadets and faculty, along with a few Marines, met with Jim and discussed a range of investment ideas which will be used for the club’s own portfolio. As a lasting reminder of the visit, the Mad Money set will now feature “The Sosh Mug”, which was presented to Jim by club CIC Madison Hager.
On 6-8 Nov., the West Point Cadet Community on Civil-Military Operations (C3M0) travelled to Tufts University near Boston, MA, to participate in the second annual Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) Civil-Military Relations Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Where Do We Go From Here: Post-Conflict Peacekeeping and Reconstruction in the 21st Century”. Cadets from USMA, Midshipmen from the Naval Academy, and students from Wellesley College and Tufts University listened to several experts, participated in educational panels, and participated in a culminating diplomatic crisis scenario designed to test their new-found knowledge. Cadets were able to continue building relationships with communities across the country in their effort to bridge the very real Civil-Military divide. Cadets also furthered their knowledge of International Relations, Civil-Military Operations, and their role as future military leaders in our increasingly complex world.
On 6-8 Nov., the Army West Point Debate team travelled to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, to compete in the second full team tournament of the year. The Class of 2019 Debaters, CDT Vanessa Chen and CDT Nathan Krehar, took home Speaker Awards. The Army CK team broke to Octo Finals in their second tournament of the year. The Army CK team and Army FM team picked up Gold Stars with wins over Navy.
On 6-8 Nov., the Army West Point Sailing team competed in the Middle-Atlantic Club Championship in Philadelphia, PA. The team placed 6th out of 18 teams. Under the skipper CDT Drew Beckman ’16 and crew CDT Jen Suter ’19, the team had two third place finishes, and a second place finish as well. This is the first time that Army Sailing has qualified for the Club Championship, which caps a successful 2015 Fall season. The team sailed in twelve regattas with over 160 hours of time on the water during the competitions.
From 6-9 Nov., the Army West Point Men’s Volleyball team travelled to East Lansing, MI, to participate in a tournament. The cadets performed very well, finishing first in their pool on Saturday, and making it all the way to the semi-finals of the entire tournament on Sunday. Their performance at this tournament helped the team achieve a favorable ranking leading into next semester.
On 8 Nov., the Army West Point Orienteering Team competed in a B-level meet in Redding, CT. Four cadets and one officer competed. The West Point competitors finished first and second on the intermediate course, first on the advanced course, and first on the expert course at the event. The competition was a good opportunity to interact with the Western Connecticut Orienteering Club, and to showcase the quality training conducted by the orienteering team in a competition setting.