• Parents, Class of 2020 enjoy Plebe Parent Weekend

    Photo by Michelle Eberhart/PV

    A thin coating of fresh snow covered the U.S. Military Academy central area on March 10, but despite the cold temperatures, plebe parents were out and about, exploring the place that their children call their new home.

    “I still have images in my head of leaving him at R-Day which was the hardest day of my life,” Annette Lavagnino said about her Class of 2020 cadet, Anthony. “To be here now and see how well-adjusted he is and how happy he is, and the positive changes in him, as he’s maturing and growing up and taking care of himself, it’s a good feeling for a mom.”

    The Lavagninos, who live in San Diego, see their son just a few times a year so they say they’re making every second count. Read More


  • Army Softball picks up two shutouts in Florida finale

    Senior pitcher Caroline Smith threw a complete game shutout in a 1-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman during Army West Point’s final day in Florida. The win was Smith’s team-leading sixth of the season as she held the Rattlers to five hits over seven innings.  Photo Courtesy of Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point Softball team picked up a pair of shutout wins over Florida A&M, 3-0, and Bethune-Cookman, 1-0, in its final day in Florida, March 18.

    The Black Knights improved to 17-9 on the season, while the Rattlers dropped to 5-21-1 and the Wildcats are now 9-22.

    Highlights and game notes

    • Army improved to 2-4 against the Rattlers and 2-0 against Bethune-Cookman in the all-time series.

    • This was the second time this season the Black Knights have won consecutive games by shutting out their opponents.

    • The Black Knights had a game without any errors for the sixth time this season in game one.

    • Army closed out its spring break trip with a record of 6-5. Read More



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