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  • Army delivers Hawaiian Punch :Home streak reaches nine after thriller against Hawaii

    In a thrilling game that came down to the wire, it was the Army West Point Football team delivering a huge fourth-quarter stop to take down undefeated Hawaii, 28-21, Sept. 15 at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights ended the Rainbow Warriors’ unbeaten streak, which stood at three-straight games heading into Saturday’s contest. With the win, Army shifts to 2-1 on the year.
    Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led all Army ball carriers with 110 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native also added 162 yards in the air on six completions.
    He was backed by the 70-yard rushing game of senior running back Darnell Woolfolk and a 62-yard rushing performance by junior running back Connor Slomka. Read More

  • Corps of Cadets enjoy pugilist tastes with Boxing Rumble

    The Army West Point Men’s and Women’s Boxing teams put on an exhibition event, West Point Boxing Rumble, Sept. 14 in Central Area.
    The event was held in conjunction with the Combined Arms Tailgate. In attendance were the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Mark Esper, and his wife.
    The West Point leadership as well as the branch chiefs and commandants were also on hand to enjoy the show.
    In total, 11 bouts were held, four women’s bouts and seven men’s bouts. The results are as follows:
    • 120 lbs.—Ahliyah Lablue defeated Amira Mohamed;
    • 130 lbs.—Isiah Ortiz defeated Aung Moe;
    • 130 lbs.—Jackie Chronister defeated Emma Begin;
    • 140 lbs.—Nate Rodriguez defeated Thomas Cruz;
    • 140 lbs.—Evan Walker defeated Julianna Fustolo;
    • 140 lbs.—Lawrence Shepherd defeated Greg Smith;
    • 140 lbs.—Janel Tracy defeated Adaya Queen;
    • 150 lbs.—Moses Sun defeated Justin Cooper;
    • 165 lbs.—A.J. Read More

  • Men’s Soccer blanks Mount St. Mary’s in road win

    The Army West Point Men’s Soccer team captured a 2-0 road victory over Mount St. Mary’s Sept. 15 at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
    Despite being outshot in the match, 6-4, the Black Knights (3-2-1) were able to put two strikes past the Mountaineers’ (0-4-2) goalkeeper.
    The scores came off of shots by junior forward Keenan O’Shea and sophomore defenseman Eric Whiteman, helping the Cadets extend their unbeaten streak to four games.
    “It’s important this time of year to learn how to suffer at the right moments and still be able to execute when it counts,” head coach Russell Payne said. “For stretches of the game Mount St. Mary’s was the better team, however we didn’t let it rattle us and we found a way to make sure we came away with three points, which is important for the group’s mentality. Read More

  • Women’s Soccer opens league play with win at Lehigh

    Senior co-captain defenseman Sydney Witham scored the Army West Point Women’s Soccer team’s first goal in five games as the Black Knights opened Patriot League play with a 1-0 victory  Sept. 15 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights matched their win total from each of the past three seasons as they improved to 4-1-4 and start 1-0-0 in league play for the first time since 2014.
    Sophomores midfielder Reilly McGinnis and forward Erynn Johns paced the Army offense with two shots apiece, while second-year goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia made seven saves in her sixth shutout of the season.
    The Omaha, Nebraska, native stopped all seven shots she faced to improve her scoreless streak to 447:37.

    How it happened
    First Half
    • The home side controlled play through the first 45 minutes, owning an 8-3 edge in shots. Read More

  • Working toward inclusion, diversity at Leadership Conference

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity and the West Point Association of Graduates hosted the 16th annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Conference Sept. 5-7. Participants included staff, faculty, alumni and cadets.
    During the conference, some of the topics included sessions on moving beyond the racial divide and the the art of the inclusion.
    Guest speakers included retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a 1975 graduate of West Point and former commanding general, U.S. Army Europe; retired Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones, president and CEO of the Bones Theory Group, LLC and 9th Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Reserve; and Rod Woodson, Pro Football Hall of Famer.
    “The conference went well, it was engaging,” Terry L. Read More

  • Army Golf concludes first tourney with 13th-place finish

    The Army West Point Golf team wrapped up its first invitational of the season at Colgate with a 13th-place finish at the two-day Alex Lagowitz Tournament Sunday at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, New York.
    The Black Knights finished the third round on Sunday and as a team carded a 307–296-303–906 (+42).
    Lafayette led throughout the tournament and had a tough final round, but the Leopards’ first two rounds gave them enough room to earn the victory with a team score of 867 (+3).

    Tournament notes
    • Army West Point sophomore Justin Williamson led the Black Knights in the tournament with a score of 75-73-73—221 (+5).
    • Williamson was consistent in his last two rounds, shooting 2-over through his last 36 holes. Read More

  • Women’s Soccer settles for scoreless draw with Air Force

    Despite outshooting service-academy rival Air Force 23-8, the Army West Point Women’s Soccer team was forced to settle for a scoreless draw Sept. 7 at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.
    The draw pushes Army’s record to 3-1-3 on the season and 1-0-2 at home, its best start to a season at Clinton Field since 2011 when the Black Knights opened the home slate with a 3-0-2 mark.
    Army’s offense clicked from the opening whistle as five Cadets tallied multiple shots in the contest. The home side’s attacking unit created multiple chances that forced the Falcons’ goalkeeper Jennifer Hiddink to make nine stops through 110 minutes of action.
    Seniors Lauryn Westman and Sydney Witham, along with freshman Trinity Garay, each tallied a game-high five shots with Witham placing four on target. Read More

  • Army rings Liberty’s bell: Black Knights roll to home-opening win over Liberty

    The Army West Point Football team took down Liberty 38-14 in its home opener Sept. 8 at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights scored in every period and jumped out to a 24-0 lead before allowing their first points of the game three minutes into the second half.
    Senior running back Darnell Woolfolk led the Black Knights with 98 yards rushing on 17 attempts. Fred Cooper and Calen Holt closely followed with 81 and 72 yards rushing, respectively.
    Christian Hayes led the receiving corps with one catch for 44 yards, followed by Kell Walker’s 17-yard pickup in the fourth quarter.
    Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. threw for 61 yards and finished 2-of-7 with a touchdown pass.

    Highlights and game notes
    • The Black Knights are now undefeated at home in their last eight contests, which is the longest span since winning 14-straight from 1984-86. Read More

  • Women’s Soccer battles to scoreless draw at Northern Arizona

    The Army West Point Women’s Soccer team opened its west coast swing with a scoreless tie at Northern Arizona Aug. 31 in Flagstaff, Arizona.
    The Black Knights moved to 3-1-2 on the season, while the Lumberjacks shifted to 3-1-1.
    Army’s defensive unit was kept busy throughout the game, owning an 11-2 advantage in saves. The visitors also maintained the edge in fouls at 6-5. Northern Arizona outshot the Black Knights 19-7 overall and 11-2 in shots on goal.
    Sophomore goalie Sydney Cassalia was on top of her game from the opening whistle, making 11 saves in the game. The Omaha, Nebraska, native documented her third shutout of the season and ninth of her career in the contest.
    Erynn Johns tallied a team-high three shots, while Emily Torres and Cristal Trejo fired each had a shot on goal. Read More

  • Duke topples Black Knights in football opener

    The Army West Point Football team dropped its season opener, 34-14, at Duke Aug. 31 in Durham, North Carolina.
    Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. made his first career start and threw for 197 yards and a touchdown while going 10-of-18 through the air. Sophomore wide receiver Camden Harrison had one of the highlights on the night with a 45-yard touchdown reception.
    Senior running back Calen Holt was Army’s leading rusher with 54 yards, while Hopkins had the lone rushing score for the Black Knights in the loss.
    Army gained a total of 365 yards and had more passing yards (197) than rushing yards (168) for the first time since the 2015 Army-Navy Game.

    Highlights AND GAME NOTES
    • Army started the season on a Friday night for the fourth year in a row and is 2-2 in those games. Read More

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