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    CDT Mathew Davis '22After his outstanding performance in Army's meet at Air Force, Mathew Davis of the Army West Point Gymnastics Team was named the NCAA Gymnastics Rookie of the Week. Davis was the top all-around competitor last weekend with marks of 79.950, his second-best score of the season. The Frisco, Texas, native championed both the floor exercise and the vault. He turned out a 14.100 on floor and posted marks of 14.000 on vault to tie his career-high. Davis was third on parallel bars with a 13.400 to tie his career-best score.

    The Black Knights return to the Lou Gross Center March 9 for senior day. Competition will begin at 1 p.m. against Springfield. 


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    CDTs Serica Hallstead '20 and Kara Wineinger '19Cow Serica Hallstead and firstie Kara Wineinger of the Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team collected Academic All-Patriot League honors on Tuesday. To be considered for Academic All-Patriot League, a sophomore-standing student-athlete must maintain a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and must have competed in the Patriot League Championships, unless missed due to injury. The Sports Information Directors then cast their votes from a pool of candidates.

    Hallstead, a Life Sciences major, carries a 4.080 grade-point average and makes her second consecutive appearance on the academic all-league team. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native finished fourth on the 1-meter and fifth on the 3-meter board at the league championships. She was practically unbeatable during the regular season, claiming first-place finishes on both boards in five different meets. Wineinger also received academic all-league honors for the second straight year. The Mathematical Sciences major holds a 3.955 GPA and finished inside the top three in both individual events at the league championships. Her times in the 100 breast (1:01.31) and 200 breast (2:14.11) were both Academy records. Read more.


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    Genetics Hosts LTC Jonathan RoginskiThe genetics course hosted a visit by LTC Jonathan Roginski, Director of Network Science to discuss bioinformatics and genetic counseling recently. Based on an inter-disciplinary case study co-authored by USMA Faculty (LTC Melissa Eslinger, MAJ Ryan Rodriguez, and LTC Roginski), the cadets examined assembled databases within NCBI to interrogate genetic testing results. Beginning with results that a patient would receive from a genetic testing service, cadets explored the biological, ethical, and sociological aspects of the case as it relates to clinical care and genetic counseling. These focused case studies bring direct applications of course content into the classroom using contemporary perspectives.


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    CDT Tom Ottman '19For the third straight year, firstie Tom Ottman of the Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving Team received Academic All-Patriot League honors on Tuesday.

    To be considered for Academic All-Patriot League, a sophomore-standing student-athlete must maintain a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and must have competed in the Patriot League Championships, unless missed due to injury. The Sports Information Directors then cast their votes from a pool of candidates.

    Ottman, a Physics major, compiled a 3.409 grade-point average. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was named First Team All-Patriot League after his performance at the league championships in Lewisburg, Pa., from Feb. 20-23. He placed inside the top five in the 1650 free as well as the 500 free. He also added an eighth-place showing in the 200 free. Read more.


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    CDTs Nate Jones '19 and Johnny Surdick '19 Nate Jones and Johnny Surdick, two captains of the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team, join thirty of the top NCAA men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and were selected as candidates for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate lacrosse. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

    The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2019 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship in May. Read more.


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    Women's Team Handball at the Northeast TournamentThe Army Women's Team Handball traveled to Boston, MA to play in a Northeast Team Handball League tournament hosted by the Boston Team Handball club.

    On the way to the tournament, the team stopped at the Old North Bridge at the Concord Battlefield. On April 18, 1775, the very beginning of the Revolutionary War, 300 British troops marched out from Boston (preceded by Paul Revere) to destroy weapons caches at Lexington and Concord. At the North Bridge they met with almost 400 colonial militiamen (the Minute Men) who took the high ground and exchanged volleys with the British troops until the British retreated back to Boston while the Minute Men harassed them along the line of retreat. The first American colonial victory of the Revolutionary War.

    The team then played club teams from Boston and New York, with Black and Gold both playing two games. Gold continues to improve while they worked on synchronizing their defense and learning various offensive plays. Black fought hard against Boston, leading through most of the game but then fell behind in the last four minutes losing by four points. The last game of the day was Black playing again New York, a very tough team to beat each year. An exciting game that saw the lead traded back and forth throughout and ending in a 21-point tie!


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  • 03/07/19--08:56: Class of 2020 Ring Show
  • Class of 2020 Ring Show The Directorate of Cadet Activities (DCA) Cadet Store hosted the Class of 2020 Ring Show. This milestone for the Cow class is an welcome event during their 47 month experience.


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    Equestrian Competes at Centenary UniversityThe Equestrian Team traveled to the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ to compete against eight highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. Matilda Brady '19 shined in her intermediate over fences and open flat classes, earning third and second place, respectively. Karissa Stubblefield '22 earned third in her novice flat class. Denali Jackson earned third place in her debut competition as a walk-trot-canter rider. Wyatt Flynn '22 and Emma Lawson '21 both won their respective walk-trot classes. Eight accomplished riders will represent the Army team proudly at IHSA regionals on March 30, 2019 at the Centenary University Equestrian Center.


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    Women's Lacrosse Receives Votes in National PollFollowing Saturday's thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind victory over Monmouth, the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team is receiving votes in the Inside Lacrosse Poll.

    The Black Knights are 6-0 to start the year and are receiving votes in a national poll for the first time in program history. As one of just nine undefeated teams left in Division I, Army boasts the 10th-best scoring offense in the nation with 15.8 goals per contest, while ranking second in draw control percentage (.669).

    The Cadets will look to stay red-hot as they close out a three-game home stand on Friday against Virginia Commonwealth slated for 4 p.m. at Michie Stadium.


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  • 03/07/19--09:07: Firstie 100th Night Banquet
  • Firstie 100th Night BanquetSaturday February 16, 2019 marked 100 days left for the class of 2019. They celebrated at the 100th Night class banquet with guest speaker Anthony Noto.

    Mr. Noto is a class of 1991 West Point graduate and CEO of Social Finance, Inc. Cadets enjoyed dressing in their civilian semi-formal attire.


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    CDT Jackie Brattan '21Yearling Jackie Brattan of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team was named the AWPAA Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

    Brattan played a pivotal role in the Black Knights' thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind home victory over Monmouth this past Saturday. The Garden City, N.Y., native notched her fifth hat trick of the year after tallying a team-high four goals opposite the Hawks. She also set the program record with 11 draw controls, marking the first time in program history that a cadet recorded double-digit draw controls in a game.

    Her dominance on the draw is what gave Army the edge in the second half and allowed the Cadets to stage a 7-0 run. After the Hawks won the first draw control of the half, Brattan went on to win nine straight, keeping possession in favor of the Black Knights. In the final stanza, the yearling netted all four of her goals, including the game-tying score with 43 seconds left to play. Brattan is currently the leading scorer in the Patriot League with 19 goals on the season, while ranking inside the top-20 nationally.

    Army will return to action on Friday at 4 p.m. for a non-league matchup with Virginia Commonwealth at Michie Stadium.


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    Glee Club Winter Training & Team-BuildingWest Point Glee Club conducted Winter Training & Team-Building at the HNA Palisades Conference Center. The cadets prepared new music for spring concerts at the Cadet Chapel March 22, in Jacksonville, FL April 12-13 and at the Graduation Concert May 22. Four of the new works were commissioned by the Glee Club from prominent composers. Sectional and full group practices, breakout sessions, and a Saturday evening dance party with Kazz Music Orchestra providing live music made for a productive weekend of work and camaraderie.


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    Alpine Skiing at the Atlantic RegionalsThe Alpine Skiing Freestyle team competed in the Atlantic Regionals in Seven Springs PA. After a long and competitive season, the team finished in 5th place overall. The Alpine team continues to show that The United States Military Academy is going to be one of the top teams in the conference for years to come.


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    The French Forum Travels to Quebec CityDr. Julia Praud traveled to Quebec City with ten cadets from the French Forum recently. During the weekend, students used their French language skills while exploring this historic city, experiencing Quebecois culture and cuisine, and enjoying the Winter Carnival. Visiting the Hôtel de Glace and enjoying a cultural dinner at L'Echaudé with the group were highlights of the trip.


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  • 03/08/19--10:46: Army Boxing Getting it Done
  • Boxing Hosts Crandal University-Canada and UCONNThe Army West Point Boxing team hosted Crandal University-Canada and UCONN boxers in six bouts. The men's team went a perfect 6-0 in those bouts. Winners at the event were: CDTs Michael Mathews, Will Naumann, Devan Greenfield, Brian Draper, Isaiah Queen, and John Koffman.

    The 63rd Annual Brigade Boxing Open was held at Crest Hall. In attendance were the Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Mark Milley along with West Point Leadership. The event featured the top two boxers in 11 weight classes. The winners will represent the team in the regional com-petition at UCONN in this month. There were 3 women's bouts and 8 men's. The winners from the night were: CDTs Carlan Ivey, Calvin Hart, Menna Mohammed, Shane Ferry, Vonn Grant, John Koffman, Emma Begin, AJ Farrow, Elias Manning, Corrine Kurz and Joshua Lewis. The men's team went a perfect 6-0 in those bouts. Winners at the event were: CDTs Michael Mathews, Will Naumann, Devan Greenfield, Brian Draper, Isaiah Queen, and John Koffman.

    The team also participated in a competition in Atlanta, Georgia ultimately winning the championship in three weight classes.


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    100th Night Make-Up DemonstrationFirstie Ladies came out for a girls beauty night with the Clinique Makeup artists. Color matching, make overs, and semi-formal makeup styles were demonstrated. Plus, wonderful comradery with goodie bags for all.


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  • 03/08/19--10:55: NYC International Ball
  • NYC International BallCadets got to enjoy the International Ball in New York City recently. Flawlessly executing their reception etiquette and having a once in a lifetime experience.


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  • 03/08/19--11:01: Army Chess Beats Navy
  • Army Chess Beats NavyThe chess team played in the Amateur Team East Open chess tournament recently. There were six matches over the course of the weekend with each lasting four to five hours, so each cadet got twenty-four hours of chess playing time. Army beat Navy 2-1-1 in the head to head competition.


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    CDT Cael McCormick '20The 23rd-ranked Army West Point wrestling team finished the 115th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships with a fourth-place finish at Binghamton's Events Center on Saturday. The Black Knights earned 106.5 team points after placing in all 10 weight classes for just the second time in program history. It was the second-most points by an Army team at the EIWA Championships in program history behind the 1987 squad's 135.25 mark. Cow Cael McCormick was the lone finalist for Army and was one of four NCAA qualifiers. Joining McCormick were his classmates Lucas Weiland, Ben Harvey and Noah Stewart. Head coach Kevin Ward was named the EIWA Coach of the Year. Army earned a top-eight finish in all 10 weight classes for just the second time in program history and first since 1987. The Black Knights eclipsed the 100-point mark as a team for just the third time in program history and first since 1987. It was the second-highest point total in program history behind the EIWA Championship squad from 1987 who scored 135.25 points. Army earned a top-four finish for the third time in the last four years, the seventh such stretch in program history. It was the first time since 1989-92 that the Cadets put together a streak of three top-four finishes in four years. The Black Knights posted multiple pins at the tournament for the first time since 2014. McCormick earned runner-up honors in his first appearance at the EIWA Championships. He is the first finalist for Army since Russ Parsons in 2017 and the first at 165 pounds since Gale Stockdale in 1945. Read more.


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    Hockey Completes Sweep, Advances to QuarterfinalsAfter scoring three goals in under three minutes, the Army West Point hockey team completed its sweep of Mercyhurst in the Atlantic Hockey First Round with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Lakers on Saturday. The Lakers tallied the first score of the night, but five unanswered by Army pushed the team past the higher-seeded opponent. Army went 5-0-1 against Mercyhurst this season. Heading into the year, the Black Knights had only won one contest at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. This season, the Cadets went 4-0 on the road. Mason Krueger and Brendan Soucie led the team with three points apiece. Mercyhurst scored the opening goal of the night 11:43 into the action on the man advantage. The Black Knights answered back exactly two minutes later with a power play goal of their own. Alex Wilkinson controlled a pass along the perimeter working the puck to Dalton MacAfee along the blue line. MacAfee fired a shot and Dominic Franco was waiting on the doorstep to jam the puck home for the score. The goal was scored 31 seconds into the power play. Read more.


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    Recently Pipes and Drums traveled to Celtic Hall in Albany where they played several hours with other bands and received some constructive criticism on both piping and drumming. They competed in the Grade Five Junior Band Competition and took second place.


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    CDT Payne Nunn '19Army West Point Rifle fistie co-captain Payne Nunn has been named to the Second Team All American team in Air Rifle by the NRA and received honorable mention All-American honors from the CRCA. "I am incredibly proud of Payne," head coach Web Wright said. "This is a great honor." The Virginilina, Va., native had a strong final campaign for the Black Knights, helping guide a young group to its first NCAA Championship appearance since the 2013-14 season. "He arrived at West Point with little experience, but he had a lot of drive and work ethic." Wright said. "He was a walk-on who listened and took to heart what I told him and within a season, he was traveling with the team. By his yearling year, he made the conference finals. By his junior year, he qualified for NCAAs as an individual competitor. In his firstie year, he motivated the team to set multiple program records and a berth into the program's first NCAA Championship since 2014." Nunn set the Army program record in air rifle with a 597 score against North Carolina State earlier this season. Read more.


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    CDT Megan Muffett '21The Army West Point Softball Team closed out the first leg of its Florida trip with a dominant 9-1 run rule victory over St. Francis (PA) on the final day of the USF Clearwater Parks and Recreation Showcase on Sunday. The Black Knights improved to 7-13 on the season, while the Red Flash dropped to 8-15. Megan Muffett and Ally Snelling led attack with a pair of two-hit efforts, including a home run for Muffett and a two-RBI double by Snelling. The duo added multiple RBI in the game with Muffett driving in a game-high four runs. Cow Macey Newbary provided a masterful performance in the circle, limiting St. Francis to just one run while scattering five hits over six innings of work. She walked one and struck out three batters.

    The Missoula, Mont., native retired the side in order in three of the six innings. Army exploded for five runs in the third inning after producing its largest two-out rally of the season. After rookie Jolie Duong earned a one-out walk, she stole second with two outs. The Houston, Texas, native scored two batters later, taking advantage of a throwing error to tie the game. Emily Ballesteros walked in the next at-bat to load the bases for Snelling who belted a ground-rule double over the right field wall. Muffett followed with a screaming single up the middle to plate Ballesteros and Snelling to cap the five-run frame. Newbary came out the next inning and shut down SFU in order as part of a stretch where she retired nine-straight hitters. Read more.


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    Men's Lacrosse 18th in National PollsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team maintained its status across the national polls this week. Army ranks 18th in both the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll.

    Army boasts a 2-1 record against ranked opponents this season and are 1-0 versus teams in the top-10.

    Ranked teams that are on Army's upcoming schedule include Loyola (No. 8/9), Colgate (No. 19) and several receiving votes. Navy, Boston U. and Navy all make the list from the Patriot League.


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    Equestrian Strong at IHSA HorseshowThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed strong at its first IHSA horseshow of second semester recently, hosted by the region's alumni riders. The team traveled to the Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. Not only were there five top three finishes in multiple categories of the competition, but two team members qualified for the regional finals later this season. Amanda Roper '19 won her walk-trot-canter class, pointing out into the Novice division and assuring her regional qualification. Victoria Kearns '22 also won her walk-trot class, which earned her enough points to qualify for regionals and the walk-trot-canter division next season. Additionally, Madyson Paul '21 earned second in her novice fences class, Karissa Stubblefield '22 earned third in her novice flat class, and Wyatt Flynn '22 earned third in his walk-trot class. The team is continuing to excel as its members prepare to finish the season strong.


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    Women's Lacrosse Receives Votes in Inside Lacrosse PollThe Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team is receiving votes in the Inside Lacrosse weekly poll for the second straight week. The Black Knights are 7-0 on the year after coming off a 14-12 home win over Virginia Commonwealth on Friday. That win also helped Army finish a perfect 5-0 at Michie Stadium during the non-league slate.

    The Cadets, who are the ninth-best scoring offense in the country, are currently just one of eight teams in Division I that are undefeated. Army also sits second in the nation in draw control percentage, while ranking inside the top-20 in scoring defense.


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    CDT Rilee Scott '20Cow Rilee Scott of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team was named the Patriot League Midfielder of the Week on Monday afternoon.

    Scott helped Army improve to 7-0 on the year after recording her first hat trick of the season. Her three-goal performance helped the Black Knights best Virginia Commonwealth, 14-12, on Friday to give Army a perfect 5-0 mark at Michie Stadium this season during the non-league slate.

    The Berwyn, Pa., native also added a career-high two assists and a pair of ground balls against the Rams. The five points was a career best for the cow who tallied her second multi-goal game of the season.


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    Parents Enjoy Plebe Parent WeekendPlebe Parent Weekend was an opportunity for Class of 2022 Parents to tour a variety of buildings around West Point, meet staff, faculty, and TAC Teams, attend a parade and attend a formal banquet in the Cadet Mess. Nearly 700 parents attended WPAOG Plebe-Parent Breakfast, one of the many activities during Plebe-Parent Weekend. For the 9th year, the event brought together families for food and camaraderie, as well as the opportunity to connect with WPAOG staff to learn about the many services and resources WPAOG provides to cadets and their families during their time at West Point and beyond. Patrick Ortland '82, COO of WPAOG, spoke with families and emphasized the importance of keeping the Long Gray Line connected. Click to see more photos from this weekend.


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    Aviation Gets Some More Flying Time InCadets from the Flying Team had the opportunity to work on power-on landings at Newburgh Stewart Airport in preparation for next month's competition against Navy and Coast Guard. Galen Quiros and John Bass worked out precise power settings and turning points on the runway we should be key to use during the event. Van Moreau worked his landings as well, on a sunny day with a bit of a cross wind.


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    CDT Miles Silva '20Led by attacker Miles Silva's career-high eight goals, the No. 18 Army West Point Men's Lacrosse Team topped Binghamton on the road, 15-6. Silva scored six goals in a row for the Black Knights including a natural hat trick. Nate Jones contributed a goal and four assists to also post a career-high in points with five. Brendan Nichtern tied his career-high four helpers in the game. AJ Barretto led the team in ground balls with four and made eight saves in the victory. For the seventh-straight game, the Black Knights were the first to get on the board. Jeremy Angle recorded his first tally of the year 6:07 into the action. A minute later, Nicholas Garofano drove to the right side of the cage, pulling Nate Jones' defender off him for the easy dump and score. With 5:38 on the clock, Johnny Surdick caused a turnover in Army's defensive zone. Marcus Hudgins picked up the ground ball and set up a quick transition goal for James Pryor, the first of his career. To start off the second quarter, Angle netted another off the iso play. Matt Manown put the Black Knights ahead 5-0 after he split three Binghamton defenders. The Bearcats scored their first of the day with 11:04 on the clock, but 20 seconds later the Cadets forced a failed clear to set up a score. Silva initiated the caused turnover and Jones picked up the loose ball. He found Pryor in the middle of the zone and the rookie scored his second of the game. Read more.


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    CDT Mike Gagliardi '19The Army West Point Baseball Team got back in the win column after taking down Stephen F. Austin, 5-4, here Tuesday night in extra innings. A Blake Ledoux RBI-walk in the top of the 12th proved to be the deciding factor as Army registered its sixth win of the year. The Black Knights loaded the bases with one out following a single and two walks. Ledoux then stepped into the batters box to earn the Cadets' third-straight walk, breaking the 4-4 deadlock. Cam Opp closed out the game in the bottom half of the 12th for his second win of the year on the mound. Opp finished his night giving up a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings. Anthony Giachin, Trey Martin, and Jeremiah Adams led Army with two hits each. Ledoux finished with a team-high two RBI, while five different Black Knights' recorded a run in the game. Martin and Drake Titus both registered a double for their fifth and first of the year, respectively. Martin also converted on a sacrifice bunt. Jacob Hurtubise and Titus each earned a stolen base. Mike Gagliardi pitched the first four innings, giving up four hits and three runs. Anthony LoRicco and Ray Bartoli joined Opp in coming in for relief. LoRicco allowed four hits and one run in 4.0 innings of work, while Bartoli pitched 2.2 innings giving up a hit and a walk. Army allowed three extra base hits during the game, including the game-tying home run in the seventh inning. The Black Knights' four-man pitching staff compiled nine strikeouts, while SFA registered 11 throughout its nine pitchers used. Read more


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    CDTs Rocco Caywood '19 and Corey Shie '22Rookie 141-pounder Corey Shie and firstie 197-pounder Rocco Caywood of the Army West Point Wrestling Team earned at-large bids to the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon. The Black Knights now have six wrestlers in the national tournament, along with cows Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), Cael McCormick (165 lbs.), Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) and Noah Stewart (184 lbs.). This is the most NCAA qualifiers for Army since the 2008 season. Shie became the first plebe Cadet to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Bryce Barnes in 2013 after finishing fourth place at the conference tournament.

    The Fairfield, Ohio, native owns a 26-14 record in his first collegiate season, including a team-best 16 bonus point wins on seven falls, two technical falls and seven major decisions. Caywood qualified for the second straight year after collecting an at-large bid last season. The Toledo, Ohio, native went 1-2 last season at NCAAs and currently sports a record of 25-6 following his seventh-place finish at the EIWA Championships. Shie, Weiland, McCormick, Harvey, Stewart and Caywood will compete at the NCAA Championships at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh from March 21-23. Read more.


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    Ten cadets of USMA Model United Nations team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN) hosted by Harvard University. HNMUN presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the United States Army and the Academy in a professional and positive way to an international student audience with many universities in attendance.

    Through participation in this conference, the cadets in attendance had the unique opportunity to build relationships with the United States' future civilian leadership, as well as those from foreign schools in attendance, through participation through the debate sessions and social events hosted by the conference. The conference ended with multiple individual awards given to cadets, with the entire team performing well and displaying exceptional speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving with over 1,600 other students from domestic and international universities. The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: John Lorenz '20, Katarina Christianson '21, Benjamin Snyder '21 and William Hogan '22. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: Joseph Kyburz '20,  Jacob Bozlee '21, Hunter Hill '20, Joseph Moore, Wesley Swain '20 and Maxwell McVicar '20.


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    CDT Jess Lewis '19Firstie Women's Basketball Captain Jess Lewis was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team for her tireless work on and off the court. Lewis was one of five members of the team and she earned the honor for the first time in her career. Voting for the Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Academic All-Patriot League team is conducted by the League's women's basketball sports information directors. She has a 3.83 grade point average as a Life Sciences major at West Point and also contributes to the Academy in many ways. She is the Brigade Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Officer at West Point as well as the Patriot League SAAC Officer. She was named to the Dean's List every semester as a cadet and has been named a distinguished cadet as well. Lewis will attend medical school following graduation with aspirations of becoming a doctor. Read more.


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    Army Rifle Ranked Sixth in Postseason PollThe Army West Point Rifle Team was ranked sixth in the final College Rifle Coaches Association Poll.

    The designation comes after the Black Knights placed sixth at the 2019 NCAA Rifle Championship in Morgantown, W.V., this past weekend. It is the highest ranking for the team this season.

    The Cadets saw consistent improvement over the course of the season after being ranked 12th in the preseason CRCA poll. 


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    CDT Mason Krueger '21Due to his outstanding performance against Mercyhurst in the First Round of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament Playoffs, Mason Krueger of the hockey team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. The Bettendorf, Iowa, native posted four critical points in the team's pair of victories including an assist on Friday night, and two goals and a helper on Saturday. For the second time in three games, Krueger scored two goals. His pair of scores came within a three-minute span which helped lift the Black Knights past the Lakers and to clinch the series.

    Krueger's three points on Saturday was a career-high and his two goals tied his career-best. The Black Knights went 4-0 against Mercyhurst on the road this past season after only winning one game prior to the 2018-19 season. The Cadets continue on to the Atlantic Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals with a best-of-three series at top-seeded AIC Friday through Sunday. Read more.


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    Powerlifting at the USPA National Powerlifting CompetitionArmy Powerlifting competed in the USPA Collegiate National Powerlifting Competition, held at Ohio University. Army’s male team won its first team USPA Collegiate National Championship. In addition to numerous state and national records, APL’s Brendan Brown (83kg) and Elaine Haggard (60kg) became individual national champions, placing 1st in their weight classes. Brendan Brown, Brian Degori, and Jonathan Linden set new junior world records in the squat, bench, and deadlift.


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    Cadet Travels to Bosnia for Academic DevelopmentCadet Caneel Dixon ’20, had the opportunity to work in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer as part of her Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD). “I learned how to educate and lead people whose ages ranged from 4 to 40. Every day I would teach four English classes at various levels. All of my students, regardless of age, were extremely excited and ready to learn. For almost everyone I taught, this was their first chance to speak with a native English speaker and learn about the United States from a U.S. citizen instead of in the news. Additionally, I was able to travel on the weekends to see natural wonders across Bosnia. It is truly a beautiful country and I am so grateful for this experience to broaden my perspective and appreciate another culture,” Dixon said of her experience abroad.

    USMA’s Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program is a key component of the Margin of Excellence, which is made possible through the generous donations of graduates, parents and friends of West Point. Cadets spend two to four weeks, primarily during the summer academic break, conducting academically enriching studies, service, research, and cultural immersions. In the summer of 2018, approximately 450 cadets traveled internationally, and more than 650 traveled domestically.
    Learn more about supporting the Margin of Excellence at West Point


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    Men's Team Handball Fights Hard to ChampionshipsThe Army West Point Handball Team traveled without their firsties due to 100th night. The firsties are starters at 6/7 of the positions. So, to compensate for the loss they combined both the "JV" and "Varsity" teams and CPT Walsh as a stand-in OIC and substitute player. This was the first tournament playing with this combined team. They played the UVA's Alumni Team, Long Island Tigers, one of North Carolina's Alumni Teams, and NYACK day one, ending the day 3-1, only losing to NYACK by 6. This allowed the team into the semifinals as the 3rd ranked team, winning the first playoff game against another one of North Carolina's alumni teams but, being defeated in the championship by NYACK. Kendrick Thomas was the high goal scorer.


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    Climbing at the Collegiate Climbing CompetitionTwelve members of the competitive climbing team competed at the Indoor collegiate climbing competition, in the disciplines of sport, bouldering, and speed, at Gravity Vault in Hoboken, NJ CDT Elizabeth Bradley '22 earned 2nd Place in Female Bouldering. CDT Jessica Reimchen and CDT Matthew Bassette earned 8th place in Female and Male Speed Climbing respectively. CDT Keegan Fitzpatrick and CDT Christopher Dean earned 8th and 9th place in the discipline of Sport Climbing.


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    CDT Taylor Livingston '21The Army West Point softball team rebounded with an 8-3 victory over Butler at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Wednesday. The Black Knights improved to 8-14 on the season, while the Bulldogs dropped to 8-12. Four Black Knights recorded multiple hits in the game, led by Bianca Gonzalez's three-hit effort. Taylor Drayton, Emily Ballesteros and Taylor Livingston also added two hits each. Ballesteros scored a team-high two runs, while Livingston drove in two. Army collected the victory with a balanced offense, with seven players scoring a run and driving one in. In the circle, Macey Newbary, Jolie Duong and Renee Poirier stymied the Butler offense, scattering six hits in the afternoon. Newbary tossed the first three innings before Duong entered. The rookie from Houston, Texas allowed just one hit in 2.0 innings of work while fanning a pair of Bulldogs. Poirier returned to form to shut the door through the final two innings, giving up just one hit as well. Butler captured an early lead for the second day in-a-row with a two-spot in the bottom of the first. Gonzalez provided a response for the Black Knights the following inning when she cut the lead in half with an RBI single that plated Ballesteros. Read more.


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    CDT Mathew Davis '22Plebe all-arounder Mathew Davis was tabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week after his career-high day against Springfield. The Frisco, Texas, native won the meet with a new personal standard of 81.100. He championed the floor exercise (14.150) and still rings (13.750).

    On vault, Davis captured career-high marks of 14.250. He was third on parallel bars (13.600) to lead Army gymnasts, while ranking third again on high bar at 13.150. The Black Knights compete at William & Mary this Saturday with in a tri-meet. Springfield will also be in attendance for the 1 p.m. meet. Read more.


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    CDT Tim Simoes '21The Army West Point baseball team defeated Stephen F. Austin here Wednesday night, 8-5, to sweep the midweek series. Army shifted to .500 (7-7) on the year after the win and have now registered at least seven runs in six of its seven victories this year. The Black Knights jumped in front early 4-0 but saw their host rally back to knot the score in the sixth inning. Fortunately for the Cadets they used a big seventh inning to ultimately put the game away. Anthony Giachin finished the night 3-for-5 with a run batted in and three runs scored. Andre Walden and Tim Simoes chipped in two hits each, while both also added multiple RBIs. Walden brought home three runs and Simoes reeled in two. Army received solid pitching in the game, beginning with starter Logan Smith. The cow allowed just three hits and three runs (two earned) in 5.0 innings on the mound. Harry Flannery then came in for relief and closed out the final 4.0 innings. The Garrett Park, Md., native gave up four hits and two runs (one earned) in his first win of the year. Read more.


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    Pipes and Drums in The Highland Falls Parade & Celtic DayPipes and Drums Cadets participated in the Highland Falls St Patrick's Day parade, marching from MyTown Mart down Main Street to Thayer Gate. They paused at several locations along the route to playing different songs.

    They also visited Greenwood Lake in support of Celtic Day at the American Legion. Cadets interacted with the community and veterans, including a WWII veteran who ate lunch with several of the upperclass cadets. The band performed twice and cadets took several opportunities to speak with grade school students about the Academy and the Army.


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    CDT Dalton MacAfee '19Firstie captain Dalton MacAfee of the Army West Point hockey team received Atlantic Hockey All-Conference honors, announced by the league on Tuesday. "Dalton has had an exceptional year on the ice for us, but what people don't realize are his leadership abilities," said head coach Brian Riley. "On the ice, he has been our most valuable player and played in every situation possible and, as a result, he logs big minutes every game. His leadership has enabled this team to have a high belief factor even during the toughest of times. He is very deserving of this recognition, and it's good to see that his ability is recognized by other coaches throughout the league."

    MacAfee was named to the second team as he earned post season honors for the first time in his illustrious career at Army. Named a senior captain for the 2018-19 season, MacAfee was a leader for the Black Knights on and off the ice. The defenseman from Needham, Mass., topped the Black Knights with 25 assists and 38 points in the regular season. He rarely left the ice as he served on the top power play and penalty kill units. Of his 33 points, MacAfee posted a league-high 20 on the power play with 16 being assists. He has been the anchor of the nation's fifth-best power play with the team converting at 26.1-percent, scoring 37 times. The 37 power play goals ranked third-best in the country. Read more.


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    Women's Team Handball Wins in PhillyThe Army Women's Team Handball traveled to the Philadelphia where a new women's handball team is forming. The PA Team Handball club hosted their first ever match when they invited 10 members of Army West Point's women's team handball to compete with them. As the teams were preparing the court, several members like CDT Holland Pratt, '22 used the time to focus and get their mind set for the game. Both teams worked on their fundamentals of flowing the ball around the defense to create openings and then attacking those openings. They also worked on coordinating the defense to cover the attackers. Several players worked on making successful attacking drives like CDT Maggie Weir, '22. West Point won the tightly contested match 23 to 18. After the match the team was privileged to have a guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey which fought in WW2, Korea, Vietnam and the Lebanon conflict.


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  • 03/15/19--10:33: Fencing Beats Navy
  • Fencing Beats NavyThe West Point Fencing team competed at the NIWFA women’s championship and the MACFA men’s championship. The women’s team won best club team and the women’s epee team placed third. The team beat Navy. Women's Epee earned 3rd place and the entire team finished 5th overall. 19 teams participated most of which are Varsity D1 teams. Women's fencing foiled Navy again earning their 3rd star. The team won best sportsman award and CDT Sharpsten won recognition as a scholar/athlete. Great showing by the Men's Fencing Team. The epee team placed 12th out of 15, the foil team placed 11th and the saber team placed 8th. CDT Papa was selected to compete in the individual tournament, but was eliminated in the first round. The team was awarded the annual Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row.


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    CDT James Bilbrey '21The Army West Point Men's Swimming and Diving Team finished the opening day of the CSCAA National Invitational on Thursday with 156.5 points. The 156.5 points have the Black Knights sitting in ninth in a field of 24 schools. The relay squad of Nathan Hein, Hogan Harper, Kevin Lin and Evan Zhang opened the finals with a 10th-place finish in the 200 free relay. The foursome posted a time of 1:22.25. In the 50 fly, Hein took eighth at 22.42. Hein's finish came after James Bilbrey finished fourth in the B-Final at 22.39. Zhang scored for the Black Knights with a fifth-place showing in the 50 breast. Lawrence Quintana took fourth in the B-Final at 25.59. In the B-Final of the 500 free, Lin (4:32.13) and Jack Venker (4:32.51) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Harper rounded out the B-Final in the 50 back with a time of 23.69. The 200 IM was highlighted by Brian McKenrick's sixth-place finish at 1:46.33. Hein finished ninth in the 50 free with a time of 20.75. His performance came after Harper took sixth in the B-Final at 20.75. Army finished the opening day by placing fifth in the 400 medley relay. McKenrick, Zhang, James Bilbrey and Hein posted a time of 3:14.65. Read more.


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    Drill Takes 2nd in Platoon ExhibitionNineteen members of the USMA Black Knights Drill Team competed against twenty-three schools from Army ROTC programs from across the United States, as well as the Naval and Air Force Academies in the 2019 College Drill Nationals at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. The team competed in six competitive categories and earned 3rd place overall and 2nd place in the Platoon Exhibition category.


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    CDT Isabelle Malinowski '21The Army West Point Women's Swimming and Diving Team finished the opening day of the CSCAA National Invitational on Thursday with 15 points. The 15 points have the Black Knights sitting in 29th in a field of 42 schools. Lauren Carag highlighted the 50 back for the Black Knights by winning the B-Final. The freshman posted an Academy and plebe record of 25.16. Carag later swam the opening leg of the 400 medley squad that finished 19th. Rebecca Morel, Isabelle Malinowski and Meaghan McGovern joined Carag and finished at 3:47.29. "I'm very proud of our 15 swimmers who qualified and are competing at the national invitational in Cleveland," head coach Mickey Wender said. "It's been a great experience so far. Lauren Carag's school record in the 50 back was awesome. The best is yet to come." UP NEXT The Black Knights will resume competition tomorrow with the preliminaries beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the finals set for 6 p.m.