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- 12/08/15--11:28: _Kelsey Minato Earns...
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- 12/11/15--08:45: _Annual Holiday Part...
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- 12/11/15--08:49: _Army Beats Navy in ...
- 12/11/15--08:51: _Cycling Takes the E...
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- 12/15/15--08:15: _Minato Adds to Week...
- 12/16/15--07:08: _Yarnovich Raising F...
- 12/18/15--12:17: _Stress Relief for C...
- 12/18/15--12:19: _Officers’ Christian...
- 12/18/15--12:21: _Glee Club at NYPL's...
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- 12/18/15--12:27: _Marathon Runs from ...
- 12/18/15--12:29: _Reflecting on a Gre...
- 12/18/15--12:31: _Equestrian Competes...
- 12/18/15--13:27: _Athletic Director's...
- 12/08/15--11:28: Kelsey Minato Earns Pair of Weekly Honors
- 12/09/15--06:41: Men’s Basketball Earns Fourth Straight Win
- 12/10/15--07:46: Minato Leads Women’s Basketball Past St. Francis
- 12/11/15--08:45: Annual Holiday Party and Ugly Sweater Competition
- 12/11/15--08:47: Korean-American Relations Seminar
- 12/11/15--08:48: Men's Volleyball Competes in BU Tournament
- 12/11/15--08:49: Army Beats Navy in First Ever Orienteering Meet
- 12/11/15--08:51: Cycling Takes the ECCC Cyclocross Title
- 12/11/15--11:23: Athletic Director's Update
- 12/15/15--07:53: Plomb Takes Player of the Week Honors
- 12/15/15--08:15: Minato Adds to Weekly Honors with MBWA Praise
- 12/16/15--07:08: Yarnovich Raising Funds for Grandmother's Cancer Battle
- 12/18/15--12:17: Stress Relief for Cadets
- 12/18/15--12:19: Officers’ Christian Fellowship Support
- 12/18/15--12:21: Glee Club at NYPL's Holiday Open House
- 12/18/15--12:23: Obstacle Course Team Beats Navy at the Patriot Games
- 12/18/15--12:27: Marathon Runs from West Point to Philadelphia
- 12/18/15--12:29: Reflecting on a Great Semester for Cycling
- 12/18/15--12:31: Equestrian Competes in ISHA Western Shows
- 12/18/15--13:27: Athletic Director's Update
WEST POINT, NY - Army West Point women's basketball senior guard Kelsey Minato was selected as Patriot League Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Minato was also named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for her performances in two games last week. The Patriot League Player of the Week honor is Minato's second of the season and the 13th of her career. The AAA Athlete of the Week mention is her first of the season and 12th of her career.
A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Minato posted averages of 21.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds last week in come-from-behind victories against Yale on Dec. 3 and UAlbany on Dec. 5. Minato netted a game-high 27 points during a 65-61 win at Yale after Army trailed by 11 points early in the third quarter. Minato set the Army women's basketball program's career scoring record with 27 seconds to play in the third period against Yale, passing the previous mark of 1,941 set by Army Hall-of-Famer Katie Macfarlane ’04. Minato shot 16-of-18 from the free-throw line opposite the Bulldogs and made 3-of-6 attempts from deep. Read More
SMITHFIELD, RI - The Army West Point men's basketball team used a 19-1 first-half run to secure a lead it never relinquished in a 77-55 win over Bryant on Tuesday night at Chace Athletic Center. The Black Knights captured their fourth straight win and moved to 7-2 on the year. Bryant dipped to 2-8 with the loss. Tanner Plomb led the Black Knights with 26 points on a 10-for-20 shooting performance, including six three pointers, and Kyle Wilson added 14 points. Dylan Cox handed out seven assists and Larry Toomey pulled in a team-best eight rebounds. Army connected on 14-of-38 three-pointers (36.8 percent), while limiting Bryant to 1-of-8 from downtown. Overall, Bryant shot 34.5 percent from the floor (19-of-55) and Army held the advantage in rebounding (43-37) and turnovers (14-9). Read More
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY - The Army West Point women's basketball team used a hot shooting night to pick up its fourth straight win, defeating St. Francis Brooklyn, 74-35, on Tuesday evening at the Pope Physical Education Center. Army, which received a vote in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll, improves to 7-1, while St. Francis Brooklyn falls to 1-6.
Senior Kelsey Minato scored a season-best 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting and 8-of-13 three-point shooting, while also finishing with five rebounds. Her eight triples matched her own program record that she set twice last season. Minato also moved within three points of the 2,000-point plateau, increasing her team career scoring record to 1,997 points. As a team, the Black Knights were 12-of-24 from deep, coming one three-pointer shy of the team record that was set at Boston University on Jan. 29, 2015. Army also at least 50.0 percent from the floor for the second game in a row, as it it 51.9 percent (28-of-54) of its attempts. Read More
The Firstie’s had their Annual Holiday Party and Ugly Sweater Competition. The cadets wearing the ugliest sweaters were awarded Cadet Store gift certificates.
Twenty-three cadets and the OIC from the West Point Korean-American Relations Seminar travelled to Boston, MA. That evening, the cadets had the opportunity to meet with Harvard University’s student group “Human Rights in North Korea” (HRiNK) to discuss North and South Korean Unification, as well as what they can do in the future are leaders in the U.S. Army. The next day, the cadets brief members of the Boston Chapter of the Korean Unification Advisory Council about West Point. Cadets explained the admissions process as well as the daily life of a cadet. Later that afternoon, cadets attended a banquet with Seoul National University graduates. There, cadets were able to discuss important topics such as unification, leadership, as well as the responsibility of a future U.S, Army Officer.
Army West Point Men’s Volleyball team travelled to Boston, MA, to compete in the Boston University Tournament. The team competed against very tough competition, which was a great way to end the semester in order to refocus the team for the spring. Army West Point placed second in the bronze bracket, and due to this made it back for the entire portion of the ESP on Sunday night.
Orienteering team kicked off Army-Navy Week with a competition in Lorton, VA. There, the Army West Point Orienteering team had a dominating victory over the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Army beat Navy 149-71 in the first ever Army-Navy orienteering meet at Occoquan Regional Park in Northern Virginia. Stand-out performances by CDTs Nick Ives ’16, William Whitaker ’18, Jessica Johnson ’18, and Sean Brennan ’19, who each placed first in their competitive categories and highlighted the team’s efforts. CDT Dan O’Conor ’17, an Army Orienteer and exchange cadet at Navy this semester, has spent many hours teaching orienteering to members of the Naval Academy. This Army-Navy meet would not have happened without the help of CDT O’Conor’s initiative and efforts. This successful event will hopefully set the stage for many Army-Navy Orienteering meets in the future.
The Army West Point Cycling team competed in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) Cyclocross Championships in Warwick, RI. There, the team took advantage of the a slight lead, and conquered the fields to capture the title. This season’s team was led by CIC CDT Jack Graham ’16, who inspired and demonstrated the character, competence and commitment needed to motivate and inspire the cyclocross team to the conference title. This year’s group of solid performers included: CDTs Jack Graham ’16, Chad Wisnowski ’16, Alberto Castro ’16, Wyatt Gengler ’19, Ammon Osaki ’19, Liz Psaiki ’18, Monte Ho ’19, Norah Stapleton ’19, Dylan Allen ’18, Tristan Manderfield ’17, Kenneth Eg ’19, Dan Forquer ’17, Adam Ruff ’17, DJ Serrano ’17, Jinny Yan ’16, Kenny Daly ’16, Alex Dietrich ’19, and Kaitlin Bender ’17. Seven members of the team this season qualified as a Collegiate A rider, and will be proving their metal against the nation’s elite cross fields on 6-10 January in Asheville, NC. Representing USMA are CDTs Tristan Manderfeld ’17, Kenneth Englert ’19, Dan Forquer ’17, Adam Ruff ’17, DJ Serrano ’17, Jinny Yan ’16, and Kenny Daly ’16. The team will be preparing over winter break for the Cyclocross Nationals.
WEST POINT, NY - After helping lead the Army West Point men's basketball team to its fifth consecutive victory, Tanner Plomb has been named the Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Week as well as the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week, it was announced Monday. It marked the second time this season Plomb was recoginzed by the Patriot League and the third weekly honor of his career. Click here to watch the video.
Plomb and the Black Knights knocked off Service Academy rival Air Force, 90-80, on Saturday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colo., to improve to 8-2 for the second straight season. It was Army's first-ever victory in a true road game against the Falcons and Plomb also became the 30th player in Army history to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career. The senior forward from Mukwonago, Wis., averaged 22 points over Army's two road victories this past week against Air Force and Bryant. Plomb scored 15 of his 18 points against Air Force after halftime and converted 10-of-11 free-throw attempts, which equaled his career high. In the win over Bryant, Plomb did his damage from beyond the arc with six three-pointers en route to a game-high 26 points. Read More
NEW YORK - Army West Point senior Kelsey Minato was chosen as the Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA), the organization announced Tuesday. Minato was recognized on Monday as Patriot League Player of the Week and College Sports Madness Mid-Major Player of the Week. Players eligible for the weekly award must play for one of the 74 New York-area schools across Divisions I, II and III that fall under the MBWA.
Minato averaged 26.0 points in road victories over St. Francis Brooklyn (74-35) and NJIT (71-35) last week, while shooting over 50.0 percent from three-point range and overall. The senior scored a season-high 30 points and shot 8-of-13 from three-point range to match her own team record for most threes in a game. Minato went 11-of-18 from the floor against the Terriers and added five rebounds. Read More
More than anything, Cow, Brandon Yarnovich wants his grandmother to be at his graduation in 18 months. He credits Betty Yarnovich, a steelworker's widow and waitress for 35 years, for almost everything he's become. She raised her grandson because his parents died by the time he was 4. “I would be dead or in jail without her. She kept me solid. I was always the kid with the early curfew,” said Yarnovich, 21, a West Mifflin High School graduate in his third year at the Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
These days, he is the one looking out for her. Yarnovich, 71, has bladder cancer, and her grandson has set up a GoFundMe account to help offset some of her medical and living expenses. At one point, she considered quitting chemotherapy because of the cost and side effects, he said. The fund, with a goal of $100,000, had raised more than $12,000 by Friday evening. “Her biggest motivator is me. She would be happy if she could simply make it another year to see me graduate from college,” he said.
Throughout his youth, Betty Yarnovich was a strong but quiet authority figure determined to see her grandson be the first in the family to attend college. Those who know them say the two are something closer to best friends. “I don't think she has to tell him to stay inside and study anymore,” said Judy Black, 58, a waitress who worked with Yarnovich. Full Story»
Cadet Programs presented Stress Relief Day at Grant Hall. A total of 120 cadets received complimentary neck and back massages from licensed therapists.
Forty-seven cadets from the West Point Officers’ Christian Fellowship travelled to Cherry Hill, NJ, in support of the Army-Navy weekend activities. There they partnered up with the Navy OCF and put on a banquet for both the West Point Cadets and the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen. This banquet is a very beneficial experience for the cadets and midshipmen, and facilitates the building of relationships between the two groups.
Twenty-two members of the Cadet Glee Club participated in the New York Public Library’s annual Holiday Open House in New York City. The club began by performing a thirty-minute set of holiday songs on the front steps of the Library to entertain the crowd waiting for the doors to open at 1pm. The cadets then joined the hundreds of attendees enjoying music, dancing, and refreshments in a celebration that lasted until that evening. Through their entertainment of the crowd outside, as well as interactions with the New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors during the event that followed, the cadets represented West Point in a very positive way.
The West Point Obstacle Course Team travelled to Philadelphia, PA, to represent West Point at the Ar-my-Navy Patriot Games. This event consisted of five events, held over a two day period that led up to the Army-Navy Football game. On Friday, the West Point Obstacle Course Team won the Pull-Up Round, as well as the Tug of War game. However, they lost during the Rocky Relay and the Leader Reaction Course. At the end of the day on Friday the score was Army 50—Navy 50. On Saturday, there was a winner takes all event in the on-field Obstacle Course. Army won with a final score of 125-50.
The Army West Point Marathon team ran the Army/Navy Football game ball from West Point, NY, to Philadelphia, PA. Supported by local fire departments, law enforcement, team RWB, and Reagent, the runners provided first hand information to CNN, Runners World and local TV stations about the game and their mission which was 157 miles from start to finish. The team met with the Honorable Eric Fanning and BG Thompson at Lincoln Financial Field to turn over the game ball.
This semester, the Army West Point Cycling team has emerged with character, competence and commitment that is nothing short of inspirational. The team has won the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) Track Title, placed second at Nationals, won the ECCC Mountain Bike Title, as well as won the ECCC Cyclo Cross Title. Lead by this year’s CIC, CDT Kenny Dailey ’16, the team has developed and demonstrated a winning culture that inspires members to compete at the highest level, while focusing on maintaining a family feel. This semester, the team has been very busy racing every weekend in all three fall disciplines (Track, Mountain Bike, CycloCross), competing against teams that have more members, and winning the conference championship in all three racing disciplines. The team had a lot of fun this semester, and are very proud to be members of a team that pushes each other to become better every day.
The Army West Point Equestrian Team travelled to the New Jersey Equestrian Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, where they competed in three ISHA Zone 3 Region 3 Western Shows. In the first show, the cadets that placed first in their classes included: CDT Caroline Harris, CDT Matilda Brady, and CDT Maddie Suba. Placing second in their classes were CDT Chris Senese, CDT Katie Silecchia, and CDT Mike Murray; placing third in their classes were CDT Holly Rodeo and Team Captain, CDT Crystal Calderon. With all of the riders placing so high in their classes, the Army West Point team was able to claim a victory in the first show. Placing first in the second show were CDTs Silecchia, Harris, Rodeo, and Brady; CDT Suba claimed second place, and participants placing third were CDTs Guettlein and Calderon. With these great placements in the second show, the Army Team was also able to claim a victory in the second show as well. The third and final competition of the day was also an excellent showing for Army Equestrian. CDTs Braddy, Guettlien, and Suba all placed first in their classes; CDT’s Iwanyk and Rodeo placed second in their classes; and CDT’s McCarthy, Johnson, Murray and Calderon brought home third place in their classes. At the end of the day, the Army Equestrian team brought home the triple crown, giving them a laudable 3-1 record for the Western Season this year, and finishing ahead of equestrian powerhouse, Centenary College.