Sports

  • Corrigan receives NACDA’s best AD Award

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics June 13 with the Athletic Director of the Year Award.

    The award was given out during a luncheon at the Marriott World Center as part of the week-long NACDA convention.

    “We are all proud of Boo for this well-deserved recognition,” said West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr. “Over the past few years, Boo’s focus and energy has breathed new life into our intercollegiate athletics program, making it more competitive, while integrating it into our overall leader development program. His selection as AD of the Year reflects his commitment to winning and excellence, as well as his commitment to West Point’s mission of developing leaders of character.”

    The AD of the Year Award recognizes administrative excellence within the campus and/or college community environment. Read More

  • Grabner named USILA Scholar All-American

    Faceoff specialist, now 2nd Lt., Dan Grabher continued to be honored for his work off the field as he was named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American.

    Grabher had a great senior season both on the field and in the classroom. He was named the Patriot League’s Faceoff Specialist of the Year and an All-Patriot League First Team selection. In addition, he earned a spot on the Academic All-Patriot League squad.

    Grabner earned Scholar All-America honors the first time in his career. He earned his Systems Engineering degree at West Point on May 27 with a 3.364 grade point average.

    “Receiving Scholar All-America honors is fitting recognition for all Dan has accomplished on and off the field,” head coach Joe Alberici said. Read More

  • Astronaut duo aims on taking Army to new heights in space

    HOUSTON—Like the out-of-this-world missions they train for, the career paths taken by the Army’s only two active-duty astronauts may also boggle the mind.

    Lt. Col. Drew Morgan, a Ranger-tabbed doctor with several years of experience in Special Forces, now heads the Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s small but skilled astronaut force. And while he once fed his adventurous spirit by flying into stadiums as part of West Point’s Parachute team, he looks forward to the ultimate adrenaline rush—being blasted off into space.

    His comrade, Maj. Anne McClain, has also acquired a stacked resume in her 14 years of Army service. With over 2,000 flight hours on 20 different rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, along with piloting a Kiowa Warrior helicopter in combat, she’s no stranger to air travel. Read More

  • Army finishes year in CRC Plate quarterfinals

    The Army West Point Men’s Rugby team closed out the 2016-17 season in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship Plate quarterfinals, dropping a 19-14 decision to Wisconsin Sunday in Chester, Pennsylvania.

    The Black Knights posted a 2-2 mark on the weekend, including a thrilling 17-14 victory over service-academy rival Navy June 3. Army also lost 33-7 to Lindenwood and defeated St. Joseph’s 24-10 in the other weekend games.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • The Black Knights faced Wisconsin for the first time in 7s as a varsity program.

    • Jake Lachina notched Army’s second multi-try effort of the weekend after Harrison Farrell accomplished the feat in the final match of pool play against Navy.

    • Lachina and Farrell tied for the most tries on the weekend with three apiece. Read More

  • Prestigious AAA Awards presented to top Army athletes

    Army West Point golf standout Peter Kim and softball star Alee Rashenskas were honored with the U.S. Military Academy’s most prestigious athletic honor as they were presented with the Army Athletic Association Award May 25 at the Awards Convocation in Eisenhower Hall.

    Also receiving honors at the Awards Convocation were Andrew King of football and volleyball’s Olivia Fairfield, who earned the AAA Special Award.

    The AAA trophy is awarded annually to the male and female cadet-athletes who display the “most valuable service to intercollegiate athletics during a career as a cadet.”

    This year marks the 113th anniversary of the AAA Award, which was first presented to football’s Horatio Hackett in 1904.

    Kim becomes the first golfer to win the award, while Rashenskas is the seventh softball player to earn the honor and first from the program since Nicki Robbins in 2002. Read More

  • Army salutes season with Black Knight Awards

    The Army Athletic Association held the 2017 Black Knight Awards ceremony on Sunday night at Robinson Auditorium in Thayer Hall. The department’s premier year-end event honored teams and individuals for their successes throughout the 2016-17 season.

    After finishing the season with an 8-5 record, defeating Navy for the first time since 2001 and winning the Zaxby Heart of Dallas Bowl, the football program took home the Team of the Year award.

    In its 10th year of existence, the Black Knight Awards honored the best that Army West Point’s 28 athletic teams had to offer in 2016-17 in an award-show format similar to the ESPY Awards.

    Rich DeMarco, assistant athletic director for multimedia and broadcasting, emceed the event and guided an audience that included West Point Superintendent Lt. Read More

  • Army Rugby placed second at West Point 7s

    The Army West Point Men’s Rugby team closed out the West Point 7s Invitational with a second-place finish on Sunday at the Anderson Rugby Complex.

    Penn State claimed the championship with a 19-15 decision over Army’s Silver team, while NEC avenged an earlier loss to Temple in the third-place match, 29-7. Army’s Black team placed fifth after defeating Notre Dame, 12-10, in a highly-contested matchup.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army combined to go 4-5-1 in the tournament.

    • Jake Lachina led the Black Knights with nine tries on the weekend and scored in all five games for silver.

    • Austin Rutledge scored his first try of the tournament in the fifth-place match against Notre Dame, dotting down twice in the first half of the victory. Read More

  • Winning the Brigade Championships

  • Kim tied for 38th after Round 2 at NCAAs

    Senior Peter Kim from the Army West Point Men’s Golf team completed the second day of the NCAA Regionals tied for 38th on Tuesday in West Lafayette, Indiana.

    Kim finished the day going three-over-par to bring his total score to 150 (+6).

    In the front nine, Kim increased his total number of strokes by three after finding trouble on the fifth and ninth holes.

    On the back nine, he fought to bring the score back down by going even.

    Kim held a score card of 75 (+3) to finish the first round Monday.

    The top five teams and the top individual all advance to the NCAA Championships in Sugar Grove, Illinois, hosted by Northern Illinois.

    Currently the top five teams are No. Read More

  • Men’s Lacrosse upsets #4 Notre Dame in OT

    The Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team closed out its home slate with a thrilling 10-9 victory over fourth-ranked Notre Dame on senior day May 6 at Michie Stadium.

    The Black Knights (12-4) got a career day from David Symmes with four goals, including the gamewinner.

    Cole Johnson, Nate Jones and Conor Glancy chipped in with two points each on a goal and an assist.

    Avery Littlejohn recorded three points on two goals and an assist. AJ Barretto stopped nine shots to earn his 12th win of the year.

    Dan Grabher won 12-of-21 faceoffs, including the win in overtime. He became the all-time leader in faceoff wins in Army history today with 472 wins.

    The Irish (8-5) were led by Brendan Gleason with four goals and Mikey Wynne tallied a hat trick. Read More

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