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- 01/20/16--13:11: _Fencing Women Set E...
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- 01/21/16--06:18: _Casanova Cops ECAC ...
- 01/21/16--06:34: _USMA Martin Luther ...
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- 01/21/16--08:38: _Chemistry Students ...
- 01/22/16--07:15: _Feature Friday: Arm...
- 01/22/16--13:29: _The Supt & CSM Clar...
- 01/23/16--13:06: _Women’s Basketball ...
- 01/25/16--08:50: _Army Retains Challe...
- 01/26/16--05:36: _Halbrook Garners Ro...
- 01/26/16--05:52: _Szekely Earns Leagu...
- 01/26/16--08:13: _Jean Parker Earns A...
- 01/27/16--07:53: _Cross Country Place...
- 01/29/16--06:47: _Women’s Soccer Plac...
- 01/29/16--06:55: _Feature Friday: The...
- 02/01/16--05:39: _Minato Leads Women’...
- 02/01/16--05:58: _Hockey Earns Sweep ...
- 01/20/16--13:11: Fencing Women Set Early Season Record
- 01/20/16--13:15: Fencing Men Poised to Qualify for the Post Season
- 01/20/16--13:17: Annual HITS Naples Olympic Triathlon
- 01/20/16--13:23: Judo Team Tournament in Philadelphia
- 01/21/16--06:18: Casanova Cops ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors
- 01/21/16--06:34: USMA Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon
- 01/21/16--06:44: Women’s Basketball Bests Holy Cross
- 01/21/16--08:38: Chemistry Students Tour USMA Steam Plant
- 01/22/16--07:15: Feature Friday: Army Basketball Meets MSG
- 01/22/16--13:29: The Supt & CSM Clark visit Cadets in China
- 01/23/16--13:06: Women’s Basketball Tops Navy, Wins Gold Star
- 01/25/16--08:50: Army Retains Challenge Cup at RMC
- 01/26/16--05:36: Halbrook Garners Rookie of the Week Recognition
- 01/26/16--05:52: Szekely Earns League Swimmer of the Week Nod
- 01/26/16--08:13: Jean Parker Earns AAA Athlete of the Week Honor
- 01/27/16--07:53: Cross Country Places 12 on Academic Honor
- 01/29/16--06:47: Women’s Soccer Places 14 on Academic Honor Roll
- 01/29/16--06:55: Feature Friday: The Rennekamp Twins
- 02/01/16--05:39: Minato Leads Women’s Basketball Past Bucknell
- 02/01/16--05:58: Hockey Earns Sweep After OT Winner
The women on the Army West Point Fencing team have set the highest early season record in recent years at 9-5, defeating opponents Lafayette College, City College, Yeshiva University, Queens College, Marist, Long Island University, and Hunter College, with defeats by Haverford College, the University of Florida and Vassar College. Leading the women is the Saber Weapon Squad with CDT Taylor Sharpsten (35-7) (an all-time record), along with CDT Bethany Forte (25-17). The Foil Weapon Squad is led by CDT Claudia Sun with a record of 35-7, a record in that weapon for the women as well. The entire team had the opportunity to honor Matt Lampell, Class of 1934, with an Army Sweatshirt and Hat, at the Hudson River Challenge. Matt, an alumnus of West Point and the Fencing Team, was the former Coach of Vassar College, and always enjoys time with the cadets.
The men on the Army West Point Fencing Team have been competing to qualify for Regional, Conference and National Championships. With their winning record, the Men’s group is poised to qualify for all post-season competition. The men defeated Lafayette College (16-11), Yeshiva University (17-10), Hunter College (14-13), University of Maryland (14-13), William and Mary (14-13), while only dropping losses to Johns Hopkins, Sacred Heart and Vassar College. The highlight of the season has been the win over Navy by a landslide, with the largest margin ever by a score of 21-6. This group is one of the only teams at West Point to never have lost to Navy. Leading the Men in scores are CDT Blake Gordon (20-7) in the weapon of Sabre, CDT Josh Qualls (25-9) in the weapon of Foil, and CDT Aaron Mellstrom (19-16) in the weapon of Epee.
Army West Point Triathlon team travelled to Naples, FL, to compete in the annual HITS Naples Olympic Triathlon. The team started off 2016 with a great success. CDT Dylan Morgan was the second place overall finisher of the race, which consisted of a 1500m ocean swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run; CDT Morgan finished in 1 hour 57 minutes. Additionally, the team won several age group awards, including CDT Katrina Joseberger ’19, second place female, and CDT Catherine Sedy ’16 and CDT Madison Jones ’18, first and second place female 20-14 year old. On the men’s side, CDT Jacob Slife ’18, CDT Remington Ponce-Pore ’18, and CDT Nicholas Chatel ’18 swept the podium with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male 20-24 year-olds respectively. In addition, the officer-in-charge, LTC Kenneth Allen, was first in the 45-49 year-old division.
Army West Point Judo Team travelled to Philadelphia, PA, to compete against Drexel University in a team tournament. The tournament included several colleges such as Navy, Drexel, VCU, Temple, UPenn, and other small clubs in the Philadelphia area. The Army West Point Judo team was comprised of three teams: Teams A, B, and C; teams A and B consisted of the Advanced Judo players, while Team C was comprised of the Novice Judo Players. The Army West Point C Team fought against Navy’s B team and lost two matches to four; however, the Army West Point B team fought against Navy’s team because it was a traditional tournament bracket, and Navy was eliminated before having the opportunity to face the Army West Point B Team. As a result, the Army West Point B Team was first place on Mat 2, and the Army West Point C Team fought back up the bracket to win second place on Mat 2. As for Mat 1, the Army West Point B Team fought against Navy’s A Team and won four matches to two; the Army West Point A Team also went undefeated against all other college teams. As a result, Army West Point A Team was first place on Mat 1. In summary, Army West Point’s Judo teams were first place on both mats 1 and 2 and outscored all other college teams.
DANBURY, CT - Earning third in the all-around competition of the 25th Annual West Point Open, Cole Casanova has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Week. Casanova competed to a career-best score of 82.200 on the first night of competition, trailing only Dominic DiFulvio of Penn State (83.400) and Jonathan Tang (83.050) of Navy on the winner's podium. The rookie qualified for the individual finals on floor exercise with a score of 14.250 and placed in the top 10 on three events.
The Dallas, Texas native earned a 14.250 on floor to take eighth, 12.550 on pommel to tie for 24th, 13.800 on still rings to place 10th, 14.350 on vault to earn ninth, 13.650 on parallel bars to place 19th and 13.600 on high bar to tie for 16th. In the individual finals, Casanova earned a mark of 13.800 on floor exercise to place sixth. This is the first ECAC weekly honor for Casanova and the first of the 2016 season for the Black Knights. Read More
The U.S. Military Academy celebrated Martin Luther King Day with its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon at the West Point Club. The guest speakers for the luncheon were Mayo Bartlett, principal attorney at the law offices of Mayo Bartlett and co-founder of Safe Passage, and Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr., a work experience program developer with the Urban League of Westchester County.
WEST POINT, NY - Three players scored in double figures to help the Army West Point women's basketball team to a 77-58 Patriot League victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena. With its fifth straight win, Army improves to 15-2 overall and 6-1 in the league, while Holy Cross falls to 7-11 and 4-3. Senior Kelsey Minato scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting and also added four rebounds and four assists. Minato's registered her 707th career field goal with a three-pointer 1:28 into the second quarter to pass Katie Macfarlane ’04 for first on Army's all-time field goals list before raising her total to 711 by the end of the night.
Senior Brianna Johnson knocked in a career-high four three-pointers and finished with 14 points, while sophomore Aliyah Murray posted the first double-double of her career with 11 points and a career-best 13 rebounds, including six that came on the offensive glass. Senior Jean Parker totaled eight points, two rebounds and two assists. Read More
CH151 students toured the USMA steam plant on with LTC Hailey Clancy and Dr. Eileen Kowalski. The steam plant tour showed cadets the applications of topics they studied in class, including thermodynamics, metal chemistry, and intermolecular forces. Cadets followed the path of the water as it enters the plant, gets softened, and becomes steam to drive the turbines.
"Saturday, Jan. 23, will be a special day for both the Academy and for the cadet-athletes. To be able to play in the World's Most Famous Arena is something every kid dribbling a basketball dreams about and our cadet-athletes get to make that a reality as USAA presents Army-Navy Basketball at Madison Square Garden. Army-Navy Basketball begins at 11:30 a.m. with the women's contest, before the men's teams take the court for a 2 p.m. tipoff.
The Army men have seven seniors, who will take part in their final Star Game against the Midshipmen, including Tanner Plomb, who leads the team with 21.8 points per game. The women carry five seniors, led by Kelsey Minato, who comes into the weekend with a Patriot League-leading 23.4 points per game. The Black Knights' men's program last competed at the World's Most Famous Arena in 1986 and the women's team was last there for the Maggie Dixon Classic in 2008. Story
Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Clark (far left) and Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr. (far right), visit Cadets Daniel Mo, Meredith Shea, Tara Mastriano, Eric Tao, and Leah Tonetti at Peking University in Beijing, China. The cadets are participating in the West Point Department of Foreign Languages' Semester Abroad Program where select cadets spend a semester immersed in language and culture at international universities.
NEW YORK - The Army West Point women's basketball team sprinted out to 16-2 lead and led throughout in a convincing 75-38 victory over Navy in Patriot League action on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The Black Knights captured the women's basketball gold star in the 2015-16 Star Series presented by USAA. Army collects its sixth win in a row to improve to 16-2 overall and 7-1 in the conference, while Navy slips to 9-10 and 3-5. Senior Kelsey Minato led all scorers with 22 points to include a 4-for-8 performance from three-point range. Click here to watch the video.
She also added five rebounds and four assists. Classmate Jean Parker finished with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 3-of-5 shooting from deep, while sophomores Destinee Morris and Aliyah Murray each added eight points off the bench, with Morris' eight points coming as a career high. Senior Aimee Oertner finished with seven points and a game-high eight rebounds, freshman Madison Hovren tallied six points and four boards, and sophomore Janae McNeal recorded five points and five rebounds. Taylor Dunham paced Navy with nine points, while Sarita Condie added eight. "This was a tremendous performance by this group," said head coach Dave Magarity. "I was a little concerned with all of the distractions today, but we came out about as well as we've played to start a game all season long. I think today was the case of us executing the game plan, both offensively and defensively. Read More
The Men's Game has been posted due to emergency weather conditions.
For the fifth-straight year, the Army hockey team won the Challenge Trophy with a 4-3 win against RMC in the 80th all-time meeting between the two military academies. The Black Knights were led by Ian Mansfield, who tallied two goals and the gamewinner, while Josh Roberts added two points with a goal and an assist. Cole Bruns got the start in net and earned the win. The Paladins fought to the very end and got goals from three different skaters, while Matthew Beirnes got the start in net and was exceptional in the loss.
The Black Knights got out to the early lead with Reuschlein scoring on a redirection in front with assists to Conor Andrle and Tyler Pham. The trio broke into the zone on a 3-on-2 and Pham slid the puck over to Andrle and he waited for Reuschlein to get set up in front. Andrle fired a low shot that Reuschlein tipped between the pads of the netminder to make it 1-0 with 16:45 on the clock in the first period. Army added to its lead with Mansfield sniping one from the slot. Tipper Higgins found his classmate from the side boards to earn the assist, while Shane Hearn added the secondary helper to put Army up 2-0 with 11:42 remaining in the first. Read More
CENTER VALLEY, PA - Plebe Abby Halbrook of the Army West Point women's track and field team earned Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week honors on Tuesday. "Abby made a pretty significant statement in the mile run last weekend after coming into the race seeded 15th," said Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Mike Smith. "She is one of the fiercest competitors that I have ever coached." Halbrook captured the mile run title at last weekend's Joe Donahue Games, hosted by Northeastern, with a time of 4:56.51. The freshman out of Tyler, Texas, set the fourth-best all-time mark in the program's history in just her third time competing in the event. Read More
CENTER VALLEY, PA - Firstie Chris Szekely of the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team has been named the Patriot League Swimmer of the Week after tallying three first-place finishes in the team's tri-meet sweep last Friday. "Chris has had a tremendous career with Army swimming and diving," said head coach Mickey Wender. "He is focused, committed and loves the sport. Chris has come a long way with his swimming, and is one of those people who elevates everyone around him. He has a very positive attitude and a tremendous work ethic.
"Chris is very smart about swimming and is interested in the developmental process. He has been fun to coach and we have worked well together to help him reach his full potential. I am looking forward to watching Chris race throughout the rest of the season and into the Olympic Trials." Szekely, who hails from Doylestown, PA, won two individual events and had a hand in the team's 200 medley relay win. He was the top finisher in the sprint events for Army by almost a second in each. Szekely clocked a 20.97 in the 50 free and a 45.65 in the 100 free. Read More
WEST POINT, NY -Army West Point senior guard Jean Parker was named Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week on Monday after helping the Black Knights to a pair of victories last week, including a 75-38 win in the Star Game against Navy. The AAA honor is Parker's first of the season and the third of her career. Parker began the week with an eight-point effort in Army's 77-58 win versus Holy Cross on Jan. 20. She was successful on 3-of-6 shots from the field to include a 2-of-5 showing from three-point range. Click here to watch the video.
The Portland, Ore., native tallied 15 points in the victory over Navy on Jan. 23 and was instrumental in the Black Knights' commanding 16-2 start to the contest. Parker sank a pair of threes 2:03 into the game to give Army an 8-2 lead that helped kick off a 16-2 run to open the first quarter. She added eight points in the second period before contributing 10 more in the third quarter. Parker shot 6-of-8 overall on the afternoon, including 3-of-5 from deep. The contest marked Parker's second career Star Game with at least three triples, after she hit four in the 2014 Star Game on Feb. 8, 2014. Read More
CENTER VALLEY, PA - The Army West Point women's cross country and men's cross country each team placed six of its members on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after the league announced the list on Tuesday. Courtney Dooley, United States History, 3.324, Lindsay Gabow, International History and Comparative Politics, 3.937, Madison Hill, French, 3.833, Stephanie McDermott, Operations Research, 3.605, Cassie Mundekis, English, 3.850, Mary Pollin, Undeclared, 4.065. 146 female athletes across 10 schools qualified for the Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Brown Bailey, Nuclear Engineering, 3.496, Drew Beck, American Politics, 3.486, Zach Brehm, Undeclared, 3.415, Aidan Doyle, Undeclared, 3.634, Jacob Fong, International Relations and Chinese, 3.833, Mkey Singer, Systems Engineering, 3.568. 116 male athletes across 10 schools qualified for the Fall Academic Honor Roll.
WEST POINT, NY - Fourteen members of the Army West Point women's soccer team, including four-time honoree Katie Holder, were among 158 student-athletes named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll on Thursday. It is the third straight year the Black Knights have had at least 10 cadet-athletes recognized. To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the semester of their sports' competition. Holder, who was voted to the 2015 Academic All-Patriot League Team, posted a 3.215 GPA in Mechanical Engineering during the fall semester.
Senior goalkeeper Jessica McAllister collected her third Academic All-Patriot League citation with a 3.624 semester score in Systems Engineering. Junior Kayla Swasey joined McAllister as a three-time recipient after recording a 3.740 GPA in Kinesiology. For the second straight year, juniors Pam Wishart (Systems Engineering, 3.692) and Carly Katalinic (Life Science, 3.691) landed on the list. Sophomores Clare Shea (Operations Research 3.854) and Kimberly Comstock (Kinesiology, 3.600) both added the second Academic All-Patriot League award of their careers. Read More
Two thousand, nine hundred and nineteen miles separate West Point and Beaverton, OR, but nothing could come between the special bond that comes from having a twin. Born in the middle of a January blizzard in Louisville, KY, Justine Rennekamp and Morgan Rennekamp have always done everything together. From which schools they attended to their extracurricular activities, Morgan and Justine have been inseparable. By age 10, the Rennekamps had found a new hobby; track and field. "I've always loved to throw things," said Justine. "We played softball for a while, and I was just always throwing whatever implements I could find as a kid. They gave me a javelin in elementary school and said 'throw this', and I fell in love with it."
By the time she got to high school, Justine knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the military. Her recruitment process would take a unique turn, however, and worked out for the best. "It started out that my sister was recruited to throw javelin here, and when the Academy asked for her transcripts our high school actually sent mine," admitted Morgan. "The coach here called and asked who Morgan was, and I explained that I did track as well. I never did the heptathlon before, which is what I ended up getting recruited for, but I had done all the individual events so they were able to look at my different scores and figured that I would be pretty good at it. Before that, I hadn't really considered coming to West Point, but I really enjoyed it here when we came on our visit." Full Story»
WEST POINT, NY - Senior Kelsey Minato scored 12 of her 26 points during the fourth quarter to send the Army West Point women's basketball team to a 68-63 Patriot League victory over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Army wins its seventh straight to improve to 17-2 overall and 8-1 in the league, while Bucknell, which had eight consecutive wins coming in, drops to 14-6 and 8-1. After the result, the Black Knights and the Bison are now tied atop the Patriot League. Click here to watch the video.
Minato shot 9-of-19 from the field and made 7-of-8 attempts at the foul line, but shot 4-of-6 overall and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter. Minato also added four rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Senior Jean Parker tallied 12 points, five boards and three assists while shooting 3-of-6 from deep. Senior Brianna Johnson made three three-pointers to finish with nine points, and sophomore Aliyah Murray recorded six points off the bench. Read More
NIAGARA UNIV., NY - Parker Gahagen stopped 34 shots and Nick DeCenzo scored in overtime to send the Black Knights to a 3-2 win over Niagara on Saturday night to complete a weekend sweep of the Purple Eagles. Army (7-11-6, 5-9-6 AHA) got an incredible performance from its netminder Gahagen with double-digit stops in the first and second periods. DeCenzo scored his sixth of the year with 2:53 left in overtime to give the Black Knights the win.
Tyler Pham and Conor Andrle also scored for Army in the win as the Black Knight never relinquished the lead. Pham and DeCenzo each finished with two points on a goal and an assist. Niagara (3-20-3, 3-15-2 AHA) was led by its goalie as well. Guillaume Therien finished with 22 saves and matched Gahagen save-for-save for most of the game. Niko Kovachis and Nick Farmer scored for the Purple Eagles in the loss. Read More