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    WEST POINT, NY - The Army hockey team streaked out to a three-goal advantage after the first period and cruised to a 4-0 win over American International to claim the first-round Atlantic Hockey Tournament series on Sunday evening. The Black Knights (13-14-9) were led by Taylor Maruya and Conor Andrle with two points apiece on a goal and an assist. Christian Pomarico gave Army the start it needed with his first goal of the season and Joe Kozlak sealed the win with the fourth goal of the night. Click here to watch the video.

    Parker Gahagen stopped all 19 Yellow Jacket shots to earn his second shutout of the weekend and third of his career. American International (7-29-3) ends its season with a hard-fought series against the Black Knights. The two teams combined for three penalties and the Yellow Jackets did not have a power play all night long. Army took the first lead of the game just 1:36 into the first period with Pomarico scoring from the slot. Andrle and Pham did some work along the boards and got the puck out to the defenseman and he scored his first of the season to make it 1-0 lead. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - Junior attackman Cole Johnson was rewarded for his seven-point performance in Army's 14-5 win over Lafayette on Saturday with Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors. Johnson led Army to a win in its league opener on Saturday as he posted a career high in goals and points with six and seven, respectively. He was unstoppable in the first half with five of the six goals coming in the first 30 minutes, including a natural hat trick in the second quarter. He was the first player to score six since John Glesener had six against Boston University last season. Five of his six goals were unassisted tallies. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - The top-seeded Army West Point women's basketball team played to an 89-63 victory over No. 8 Colgate in a Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal game on Monday evening at Christl Arena. Army improves to 27-2 on the season after its 17th straight win, while Colgate finishes the year 7-23. Click here to watch the video.

    Senior Kelsey Minato led all scorers with 23 points, added six assists and raised her Patriot League-record career point total to 2,500. Classmate Aimee Oertner narrowly missed a triple-double, as she finished with 18 points, a career-best 13 rebounds and a program-record-tying nine blocks. Senior Brianna Johnson also finished in double figures with 12 points, classmate Jean Parker added nine points and six rebounds and sophomore Janae McNeal tallied eight points and five boards. Freshman Madison Hovren scored nine points off the bench. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - Army West Point men's gymnastics senior Jesse Glenn, an all-around specialist, was named one of eight finalists for the prestigious Nissen-Emery Award in Wednesday's announced by the College Gymnastics Association (CGA). The highest honor in collegiate gymnastics, the Nissen-Emery award has been presented annually since 1966 to an outstanding senior collegiate gymnast based on his achievement, sportsmanship and academic excellence.

    "This is a tremendous honor for not only Jesse, but West Point as well as our program," stated Van Everen. "It is a talented group of candidates for this coveted award, and when you think about it, he encompasses all that it stands for." Glenn will be challenged to become the first Black Knight to receive this award from fellow finalists in California's Kevin Wolting, Oklahoma's Kanji Oyama, Penn State's Trevor Howard, Nebraska's Ethan Lottman, Stanford's Brian Knott, Iowa's Jack Boyle and Logan Bradley of Illinois. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - Junior goaltender Parker Gahagen was named to the Atlantic Hockey Second Team on Wednesday as the conference released its annual all-conference teams. Gahagen is Army's ninth second team all-conference player since the league began and the first since Marcel Alvarez in 2011. He is the first goalie since Josh Kassel to earn postseason honors as Kassel was honored in 2008 with a first-team nod. He posted a 2.23 goals against average and a .931 save percentage in league play.

    He finished the second half of Atlantic Hockey play with an incredible 1.67 GAA and a .950 save percentage. Those numbers came in the final 14 games and he was 5-4-5 in those games. He gave up two or less goals in each of the 14 games. He achieved career highs in all goal tending categories, including wins with 12. He is the first goalie since Jay Clark in 2010 to record double-digit wins. He currently is on pace to finish second on the all-time list for goals against average in a single season and his .933 save percentage at this point in the year is the best in Academy history for a single season. Read More


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    Jesse Glenn came to West Point as a highly-touted gymnast. The six-time member of the United States Junior National Team had the option to stay in his home state of California and attend Stanford, but Glenn wanted more from his collegiate career. The United States Military Academy would not only make him a better man, but also presented the challenge of returning a prominent program back to the NCAA Championships. Click here to watch the video.

    Four years later, Glenn is now a finalist for the prestigious Nissen-Emery Award and is coming off a season in which he was an integral part in the Black Knights making the NCAA Championships for the first time in 10 years. Glenn, his father Rocky Glenn, and Army West Point gymnastics head coach Doug Van Everen discuss Jesse's notable career and how West Point molded the man. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - The Army hockey team erased an early deficit against Holy Cross and advanced to the Atlantic Hockey Semifinals in Rochester with a 2-1 win to sweep the series on Saturday night at the Hart Center. The Black Knights (14-14-9) got a goal from Ryan Nick with 14:08 remaining in the third period to go ahead 2-1 and that was all Parker Gahagen needed. The junior netminder made 36 saves between the pipes to earn his 14th win of the season. Taylor Maruya also scored for the Black Knights with his goal coming shorthanded to tie the game at 1-1 in the second period. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - The top-seeded Army West Point women's basketball team won its third Patriot League title with a 69-51 victory over No. 3 Loyola on Saturday evening at Christl Arena. Army secures the Patriot League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will make its third appearance in the dance, following trips in 2006 and 2014. Army extends its winning streak to 19 games and improves to 29-2. The Black Knights' 29 wins tie the 2009-10 Lehigh squad for the most total wins in Patriot League history. Loyola finishes the year 16-16 after the setback. Click here to watch the video.

    Senior Kelsey Minato earned Patriot League Tournament MVP honors for the second time in her career after scoring 25 points and shooting 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. Classmate Aimee Oertner and sophomore Janae McNeal joined Minato on the league's all-tournament team, as Oertner posted a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double, to go along with four blocks, and McNeal totaled 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Sophomore Destinee Morris netted eight points off the bench, while classmate Aliyah Murray and freshman Madison Hovren each contributed four points. Diana Logan led Loyola with 15 points, while Colleen Marshall and Bri Betz-White also scored in double figures, with 12 points and 11 points, respectively. Read More


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  • 03/14/16--06:44: Men's Lacrosse Downs NJIT
  • WEST POINT, NY - The Army lacrosse team outscored NJIT by a 10-2 margin in the second half and cruised to a 16-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights (5-2) scored eight goals in the fourth quarter, which tied season high for a frame this year. Cole Johnson led the way with seven points, which tied his career best, with two goals and five assists. He finishes the weekend with 13 points on six goals and seven assists in the two games. Click here to watch the video.

    Nate Jones tallied a team high four goals, while Ted Glesener and Connor Cook found the net twice for the winners. Luke Poulos got on the board with his first of the season, while Danny DeSanti scored for the second-straight day coming from his long-stick midfield position. AJ Barretto stopped four shots in the win, which was his fourth of the year. He was out there for just over 54 minutes before being relieved by Matt Isnardi and Paul Newbold, who each made a save apiece. Dan Grabher was exceptional for the second-straight game as he won 10-of-12 faceoffs and scooped up nine ground balls. Alex Daly also stepped in and won 7-of-10 draws. Read More


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    ORLANDO, FL - The Army West Point men's tennis team stretched its current winning streak to four straight with a 4-2 win over service academy rival Air Force on Sunday, March 13. The Black Knights record improve to 9-6 while the Falcons slip to 3-11 this spring. Army won the doubles point its seventh straight match, only losing five sets along the way in today's match. Junior Sam Lampman's return to the Black Knights lineup has been particularly helpful in doubles as him and Michael Nguyen have now won four straight contests. The Cadets notched the three wins in singles that they needed to win the match via wins from junior Grant Riechmann, freshman David Mitchell, and sophomore Michael Nguyen. Riechmann and Mitchell have now back-to-back contests while Nguyen has rattled off three straight victories. Riechmann is also now 3-1 in the second doubles flight this season as he beat Lucas Fumagalli 7-6, 6-4. Read More


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  • 03/14/16--08:01: Athletic Director's Update
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    Army West Point Athletic Director's Update with Boo Corrigan Director of Athletics


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    The 2nd annual Golden Oar Run, manned by the West Point Men’s and Women’s Crew teams and some family members, took place March 3 at Trophy Point. The crew members and the families of LTC Jaimie Leonard, CPT Matthew Carpenter, CPT Samuel Brown and CPT Morton Williams ran the two-mile inspirational run. The Army Crew team began the new tradition last year to remember and honor fallen and wounded former crew members and others who were significant to the team. They were remembered in a ceremony before the traditional ‘dipping of the oar’ into the Hudson River to commemorate the beginning of the spring crew season. Read More

    Photo courtesy of Kathy Eastwood, Pointer View


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    CENTER VALLEY, PA - Sophomore RHP Matt Ball and freshman second baseman Josh White of the Army West Point baseball team were recognized as the Patriot League's Pitcher and Rookie of the week, the league announced Monday afternoon. "They have both put in a lot of hard work and prepare well," said head coach Matt Reid. "They had good days and competed hard. Good things happen when you put in the effort, and this was a great example of that." Ball tossed a solid seven innings in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against UMass, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six to pick up his first win of the season.

    White was a constant for the Black Knights at the dish, going seven-for-14 through four games. He smashed a triple to center in Wednesday's home opener against Hofstra for the team's second of the season. The Littleton, Colo., native has headed up with the weather since arriving in Florida, notching a pair of hits in all three games against UMass. White scored two runs while knocking in a couple of Cadets as well, while adding a double to his production against the Minutemen. He also reached base on two walks and a hit by pitch, bringing his weekly OBP to .588. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - The Army West Point women's basketball team learned Monday evening that it will travel to Syracuse, N.Y., as a No. 13 seed to face No. 4 Syracuse on Friday, March 18 in the NCAA Tournament's Sioux Falls Region. Army's first-round contest at the Carrier Dome will be aired live on ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. Click here to watch the video.

    The Black Knights will make their third trip to the Division I NCAA Tournament this season, following appearances in 2014 and 2006. Army was seeded No. 13 in 2014 and faced No. 4 Maryland, and drew a No. 15 seed in 2006 and played No. 2 Tennessee. Friday's meeting will be the fifth between Army and Syracuse, with the schools last playing during the 1982-83 season. The Orange have won all four games in the series. Tickets in Army's allotment for the first two rounds can be ordered by Army A Club members at the Major Level and higher and basketball season ticket holders beginning Tuesday, March 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Read More


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    CLEARWATER, FL - The Army West Point baseball team responded every time North Dakota State scored, doubling up the Bison 6-3 on Tuesday at Jack Russell Stadium. "Kris's approach at the plate set the tone for us right out of the gate," said head coach Matt Reid. "He was so locked in at the start of the game. Their pitcher wasn't throwing very many strikes in warm ups, and his first to pitches weren't close. You would think after that that he would take another pitch, but he got a fastball and was right on it, fouling it straight back. Then Kris turned on a 3-1 ball and puts it off the wall for a double." The scoring opened in the first inning when Army's (6-9) leadoff man, Kris Lindner, scored on a groundout by John McCarthy following his leadoff double to deep right field. Read More


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    The Army West Point Ultimate Frisbee team travelled to Mercer, NJ, to compete in their first spring tournament. Army was seeded in the top half of 47 teams from the Northeast in the competition. Army went 1-3 on Saturday in round-robin pool play, with a win followed by three close losses by two points or less. On Sunday, Army fought back to win the first two games of the day, including an upset win of a very strong, higher seeded NYU team. The Army Plebes, which make up over 60% of the team, played strong all weekend and are now fully integrated into the team due to their hard work and commitment at practices. In windy conditions on Saturday, Army opened with a 12-8 win over Wesleyan of Connecticut; Army jumped out to a big halftime lead and finished strong for the win. In the last three games of the tournament, Army lost to College of New Jersey 11-9, Hartford 8-6, and Syracuse 10-9. Army battled hard in all three games, but the losses put Army in the 17th-25th bracket for day two. At the start of day two, Army faced a higher seeded Columbia team in the first round. Army led the entire game, building a 6-2 lead before eventually wining 10-7. Division III Army advanced to the next game of the day feeling confident and eager to try to earn a victory from Division I NYU; Army started by scoring twice before grinding to a 7-7 tie as time expired. Playing in the final point to win the game, Army made some exceptional defensive plays and scored to win the game 8-7. In the final game of the day, Army played Boston University; Army focused on building good fundamental play against a larger, more rested team from Boston University, finally falling to BU and finishing 20th in the tournament. Overall, Army continued their never give up attitude and followed some tough losses on the first day with tremendous resiliency, playing with a lot of heart en route to big victories on the second day.


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    The Army Alpine Ski Team closed out on-snow training this past weekend with Directed Free-Ski at Killington (The Beast), VT. CDT Aryne Riley ’17 served his first duties as Team Captain with the help of classmate, CDT Patrick Kearney. CDT Blaise Paulo ’18 and CDTs Maddie Nelson, Sophia Grohs, Gavin Felch, Will Mueser and Jack Young (all class of ’19) had the opportunity to ski on challenging terrain and hone in on their technical skills on a beautiful crisp weekend in Central Vermont. Team camaraderie and spirit continues to develop as the Army Ski team looks forward to next season and the possibility of bringing a “freestyle” component under its wing.


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    The USMA Skeet and Trap team travelled to East Lyme, CT, for compete against collegiate rival Yale University for the traditional spring competition. The two teams have competed on an annual basis since 1940, and since 2011 the Hudson Cup trophy has been awarded to the winning team. The spring 2016 match saw West Point retain possession of the trophy with a resounding victory over Yale by a margin of 453-409. The competition is always a key competitive experience for the cadets as they prepare for collegiate nationals in late March.


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    Students from the Advanced Chemistry core course, CH151, under the leadership of LTC Hailey Clancy, experienced an analytical enrichment while visiting the Advanced Chemistry Laboratory, CH487, taught by Dr. Dawn Riegner. Chemistry majors from the class of 2016 introduced the CH151 students to the uses of UV-Vis molecular absorption spectroscopy, Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICPAES), and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) molecular mixture analysis. These techniques were used to analyze a variety of sunscreens for their effectiveness in protecting the user. CDT Jeremy Schwartz ’16 worked with CDTs Camm Johnson, Aidan Doyle, Matt Galea and Rachelle David ’19 using the GCMS to identify key organic ingredients of two different SPF sunscreens. CDTs Jordan Bush ’16 and Anna Gulbis ’16 worked with CDTs Galen Kreutzberger, Amy Owens, Carlan Ivey, and Jeffrey Hawkes-Robinson ’19 using UV-Vis to determine which regions of the UV are being absorbed by the different sunscreens. CDTs Rebecca Sauter ’16, Rufus Huffman ’16, and Chuck Nield ’16 worked with CDTs Gerald Lanagan, Brennen Chaussey, Samuel Howard, and Tristan Littlejohn ’19 using ICPAES to observe the elemental content (titanium and zinc) of several sunscreens. Additional support was provided by Dr. Nick Fell (Visiting Professor ARL), Dr. Jim Balz, and Dr. Odil Fayzullaev.


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    The Department of English and Philosophy hosted its first Philosophy Forum of the spring semester. Cadets and Faculty welcomed Michele Moody-Adams to the Philosophy Forum. Professor Moody-Adams is the Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University. Professor Moody-Adams discussed the importance of sacrifice, and the commemoration of sacrifice, to national solidarity and stability, especially in a democracy.


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