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- 09/26/16--07:52: Athletic Director's Update
- 09/26/16--08:03: Women’s Soccer Tops Lafayette for First League Win
- 09/26/16--08:12: Volleyball Comes Back to Defeat Colgate 3-1
- 09/26/16--12:02: Pipes and Drums at the Bagpipe Memorial Parade
- 09/26/16--12:03: Men’s Soccer Defeats Navy in Star Match, 1-0
- 09/26/16--12:04: Theater Arts Guild Support Backstage for Jeff Dunham
- 09/26/16--12:06: Men’s Rugby Stampedes Bulls on Saturday
- 09/26/16--12:08: The Portuguese Club Celebrates Brazil's Independence
- 09/27/16--06:47: Major Ferenzi Addresses the Persian Club
- 09/27/16--06:49: Water Polo at the NYS Regional
- 09/27/16--07:03: Speech and Parliamentary Debate Forum Competition
- 09/27/16--07:26: Mountaineering in the Shawagunks Mt. Range
- 09/27/16--07:34: Keenan O’Shea Recognized with Patriot League Honor
- 09/27/16--08:06: Glee Club at the Premier of the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit
- 09/28/16--06:08: Equestrian Show at Morgan Farm
- 09/28/16--06:25: Triathlon Races Travels to Buzzards Bay
- 09/28/16--06:31: German Section Hosts Baron Henning-Hubertus von Steuben
- 09/28/16--06:37: Epps Scores in Army’s Win Over Sacred Heart
- 09/28/16--06:42: Abercrombie Retains CSFL Player of the Week Title
- 09/28/16--07:02: High Energy Laser Conference
The Army West Point women's soccer team picked up its second consecutive victory, this time defeating Lafayette, 2-1, in Patriot League action on Saturday evening at Clinton Field. Army improves to 3-7-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the league, while Lafayette falls to 3-3-3 and 0-1-1. Samantha Sullenger opened the game's scoring with a goal in the 17th minute to put the hosts on top, 1-0, before Sam Gottlieb tallied the eventual game winner in the 53rd minute. Jordan Cassalia made five stops in net for the Black Knights, allowing her only goal on a penalty shot from Lafayette's Julia Wescott in the 48th minute. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/k_DBA97qknU. Army improves to 23-2-2 all-time versus Lafayette after the victory. Sullenger scored her team-leading third goal of the season. She also leads the Cadets with two game-winning goals. Gottlieb netted her first goal of the year. The Black Knights managed a narrow 9-8 advantage in total shots, but trailed 6-3 in shots on goal. Clare Shea and Madison McGinn contributed assists to Sullenger's first-half goal. Brianna Nicholas was credited with the only assist on Gottlieb's goal. Cassalia made five saves for her sixth match this year with at least five stops. Read More
After trailing Colgate 1-0, the Army West Point volleyball team won the next three sets to clinch the match. Sydney Morriss was the difference maker in today's match with a career-high 22 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Morriss was the difference maker in today's match with points when it mattered most. The freshman led the match with 22 kills off a .500 hitting percentage. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/r6Zzhe5N4uw. Olivia Fairfield was also strong for Army on both sides of the ball with six total blocks and 12 kills for a .524 hitting percentage. Allie Strong added 11 kills and seven digs, Amber Clay totaled eight kills and 13 digs and Vanessa Wesley tallied 10 kills. Haven Bethune controlled the offense with 47 assists, while Avery Alexander stepped in to add 10 helpers and four digs. The Raiders were dominant at the net in set one and tallied 4.0 total blocks, but the Black Knights held them to just one across sets two and three, while recording four of their own. Read More
USCC Pipes & Drums performed in the NYPD Bagpipe Memorial Parade in lower Manhattan. Dozens of bands from Canada, Washington, Chicago, Marines, and the Northeast Regional played in the NYPD Emerald Society sponsored parade to commemorate those police officers lost in the line of duty, including 9/11. This was an important event to build bonds with other agencies, other bands, and other civil servants. The parade ended with respectful remarks by the Mayor, NYPD Commissioner, and others, to include a reading of police officer's names lost in 9/11.
Freshman Keenan O'Shea scored his first career goal in the 67th minute to send the Army West Point men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory in the Star match over Navy on Friday evening at Talen Energy Stadium. Army wins the soccer equivalent of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy after defeating both Air Force and Navy. The Cadets had not beaten both service academies in the same year in nearly a decade, last pulling off the feat in 2007. Click here for video highlights: https://youtu.be/Voc6dcRRlGY. The Black Knights defeat Navy for the second year in a row and improve to 3-3-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the Patriot League, while the Mids slip to 2-4-1 and 0-1-0. The win comes as the Academy's first Star victory of the 2016-17 season, as the Cadets pull even in the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA, 1-1. The service academies played in front of a crowd of 10,092 to mark the second-largest crowd in team history, falling short only to the total of 10,168 set in the 2014 Army-Navy game. O'Shea took advantage of a breakdown in the Navy defense, as he intercepted a failed clearing attempt to score the game's only goal in the 67th minute. Freshman Justin Stoll earned the start in goal and made three saves for his first career shutout. Army tops Navy for the second year in a row to improve to 29-40-14 in the all-time series. Read More
Theatre Arts Guild (TAG) members were able to offer support backstage for Jeff Dunham’s performance on 17 September. They had a great time, and we had over 500 cadets attend the performance.
The Army West Point men's rugby team completed its weekend doubleheader with a 50-0 shutout victory over Buffalo on Saturday. The Black Knights improve to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in Rugby East action, while the Bulls fall to 0-2 overall and in conference play. Army improves to 3-0 all-time against Buffalo. Eli Brown, Will Miller, Andrew Finken and Rob Niscior all made their first-career start in 15s versus the Bulls. Senior Andy Sullivan made his 15s season debut for the Black Knights in a big way, recording his first-ever three-try game. Sophomore Eli Brown scored the first try of his 15s career in the 35th minute. TURNING POINTS Sullivan posted two quick scores for the Black Knights to give the team an early 12-0 advantage. Read More
Eight cadets from the Portuguese Language Club, led by CIC CDT Mackenzie Williams, and eight Brazilian Army Exchange Cadets attended a reception in celebration of the 194th anniversary of Brazil’s Declaration of Independence. The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce hosted the reception, which also included the Brazilian Consular General in New York, Ana Lucy Gentil Cabral Petersen, and the Senior Military Official from the Brazilian Mission to the UN, Brigadier General Luiz Carlos Terciotti. The primary goal of the trip was to promote cultural interaction and language practice in context for the cadets, as they interacted with Brazilian government officials and Chamber of Commerce leadership. Through their knowledge of Portuguese language and Brazilian culture, the cadets were able to speak confidently and professionally with the Brazilian officials and learn more about their roles at the UN. The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce gave special recognition to the visiting Brazilian and American cadets and thanked them for their participation. Events like these strengthen the bonds between the Brazilian-American communities in New York and the United States Military Academy.
MAJ Steve Ferenzi, a Special Forces Commander who has served numerous tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, addressed the Persian Section of the Department of Foreign Languages. He focused on the importance of language learning for Army officers. He also noted the various applications of Persian language in the military.
Army Water Polo started off New York state regional play strong by dismantling the Merchant Marine Academy, New York University, Columbia University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute winning all four games by a combined total of 55-14. The first and only home tournament of the fall season will occur at Crandall and the Cadet Intramural pools over the weekend of 1-2 October.
The Speech and Parliamentary Debate Forum defended their National title in their first intercollegiate competition at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The team’s diligent preparation and hard work paid off as the team took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Novice division. West Point ‘closed out’ the tournament, meaning that after the semifinals, only West Point teams remained. Sharing first place were the teams of Natalie Hales ’20 & Jacob Wells ’20, and Daniel Berardino ’20 & Tim Mclaughlin ’17. Third place went to the team of Nathan Frederickson ’20 & Nick Oblak ’17. Daniel Berardino won the top speaker award for the tournament, with six other participants also earning speaker honors. The team looks forward to its next competition at Harvard University on 7 October.
Army West Point Climbing Team took 9 cadets to the Shawagunks Mountain Range in New Paltz, NY, to participate in a day of out-door climbing. Cadets on the trip included several new team members whom had never been outdoor climbing before. Cadets scrambled up the side ascent to reach the top of the cliff. Anchor systems were demonstrated and set by Coach Klingerman, Coach Strickler, and Dr. Evans. CDT Scott Joiner ’19 led a rappelling class on top of the cliff. CDT John Snurkowski ’19 and CDT Jacqueline Head ’17 completed several lead climbs, resulting in CDT Snurkowski’s first lead climb. Despite some showers, weather held out for the better. The group obtained new gear from Rock and Snow in New Paltz following climbing.
Freshman Keenan O'Shea was selected as Patriot League Midfielder of the Week on Monday after netting the game-winning goal in Army's win over Navy last week. The Patriot League Midfielder of the Week honor is the first of O'Shea's career. O'Shea scored his first collegiate goal in the 67th minute against Navy, intercepting a failed clearing attempt and scoring from close to 25 yards out. The goal came as the game winner of Army's 1-0 Star victory over Navy. O'Shea played in 49 minutes in the Navy match and has appearing in the starting 11 for all seven of Army's games this season. Read More
The members of the West Point Glee Club had a very eventful night! At the ABC premier of the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit, cadets met with former Tuskegee Airmen, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, and Colin Powell.
The West Point Equestrian Team hosted their first show of the season. The home show was hosted in conjunction with the O’Neill High School Equestrian Team at Morgan Farm. Although the show will not count for regional qualification, the West Point riders did their best and placed well within their classes. Notable 1st place highlights include Cadet Charlotte Hereford ’20 in Open Fences (also placed 2nd in Open Flat), Cadet Matilda Brady ’19 in Novice Flat (as well as 2nd in Novice Fences). Cadet Crystel Calderon ’17 in Novice Fences, Midshipman TK Grundy (USNA ’18) in Walk Trot Canter, and Cadet Taylor Krug ’20 in both Walk Trot and Walk Trot Ground Poles. We also had many second place finishers including Cadet Rachel Schloo ’20 in Open Fences, Cadet Alex Vinson ’17 in Novice Flat (also placing 3rd in Novice Fences), and Cadet Kaelynn Mayes ’20 in Walk Trot Canter. We would also like to recognize Cadet Robert Seals ’20 for placing 3rd in Walk Trot Canter and our German exchange cadet, Merle Kreye, for placing 3rd in Open Flat and Open Fences. All in all, the team had a great time, enjoying a beautiful day and great competition.
The Army West Point Triathlon Team traveled to Buzzards Bay and raced at Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Massachusetts. All 14 Cadets and 2 exchange Cadets from the Air Force & Coast Guard Academy completed a 1/3-mile swim in the ocean, a 14-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. Leading the team, Nick Chatel ’18 finished in 2nd place overall with a time of 1:02. Finishing next was Dylan Varrato ’17 who set a personal record on the run clocking in a time of 16:49 in the 5k. The 3rd place finisher for the team was Graham King ’19 who finished with an overall time of 1:06. Also notable, Thatch Shepard ’20 set a blazing pace on the swim and was the first to exit the water on only his second triathlon competition. The female team finished as a strong pack led by Hailey Conger ’19 followed by Katrina Josberger ’19 and Megan Jarrell ’19. The team celebrated at the awards ceremony taking home first place in the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference division.
The DFL German Section hosted a visit with Baron Henning-Hubertus von Steuben, an ancestor of famous Revolutionary War General Baron von Steuben of Prussia. Baron von Steuben and his contingent met DFL’s German faculty for lunch in the West Point Club where they presented to the Academy several mementos of Baron von Steuben’s ancestors, which highlighted their contribution to American history. Faculty from DFL’s German Section also escorted Baron von Steuben during his tour of West Point. The USMA German Forum marched in the German-American Steuben Parade in New York City (NYC) on 17 September. The USMA cadets, led by CIC CDT Barron Lehleitner ’17, marched alongside German and Austrian exchange officers and cadets during the parade. For a number of years, the USMA German Forum has been a leading element in the Steuben Parade and this event is key to the German Forum’s long-standing relationship with the Steuben Society of NYC. Following the parade, the USMA contingent attended the German-American Oktoberfest in Central Park and enjoyed the afternoon and the festivities with the NYC community.
Freshman Rex Epps netted his team-leading fifth goal of the season on Tuesday night to help the Army West Point men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Sacred Heart in a nonconference match at Campus Field. With the victory, the Black Knights have two wins in a row for the first time this season and improve to 4-3-1, while the Pioneers fall to 2-5-2. Epps scored the game winner in the 12th minute on an assist from senior Nick Williams. Freshman Justin Stoll was credited with five saves for his second consecutive shutout, including stopping a penalty shot just 1:38 into the match. Army defeats Sacred Heart for the second year in a row to improve to 7-1-2 all-time versus the Pioneers. Epps scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season. He ranks tied for first in the Patriot League. Williams' assist in the win marked his first of the year. Stoll stopped a career-high five shots and improved his save percentage to .933 and his goals against average to .330. He leads the Patriot League in both categories. After the win, the Cadets are now unbeaten in their last four matches, with wins against Siena, Navy and Sacred Heart during that stretch. Read More
For the second consecutive week, sophomore kicker John Abercrombie of the Army West Point sprint football team has been named the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Special Teams Player of the Week. Abercrombie accounted for all nine of Army's points in its 14-9 loss to Penn last Friday. He was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 24, 36 and 33 yards, respectively. In week one against Chestnut Hill, Abercrombie booted his only field goal attempt from 36 through the uprights, in addition to converting all four of his PAT attempts. On the season, the sophomore is 4-for-4 on field goals and PATs. Read More
COL John Hartke (D/PaNE) and Dr. Gunnar Tamm (D/CME) traveled with cadets Tina Le ’19 (Physics), Jordan Johnson ’18 (Chemistry), Tsu Kreidler ’18 (Mech Eng), and Luke O’Neill ’17 (Nuke Eng) to the Directed Energy Professional Society’s Directed Energy Systems Symposium in Norfolk, VA. The cadets presented their interdisciplinary research on the effects of a high energy laser on a rotating mortar in the Employment of Directed Energy Weapons Conference and the Directed Energy Modeling and Simulation Conferences. In addition to presenting their work they were able to interact with leaders from the government, industry and across academia working on developing high energy laser weapons for all branches of the military. They also attended a presentation by and met with MG Bo Dyess ’82, the Deputy Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center on the future of directed energy in the Army. The research is funded by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and the Army Research Office.