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  • Rigney fourth overall pick in Premier Lacrosse League draft

    Army West Point men’s lacrosse senior defender Tom Rigney was selected as the fourth overall pick by the Chrome Lacrosse Club in the 2020 Premier League Lacrosse Draft May 13.
    Rigney was the fourth overall pick by the Chrome in the second ever PLL draft and the Black Knights’ top pick in program history. He is the second Army men’s lacrosse player to be selected after Johnny Surdick was picked by the Chaos in 2019. In both PLL Drafts, the top defensive picks were from the Black Knights.
    “Joe Alberici does a terrific job coaching our men’s lacrosse program and having them prepared to compete at an elite level,” said Mike Buddie, Army West Point Director of Athletics. “We are excited to see Tom have the possibility to continue his lacrosse career in the PLL, competing with the grit and toughness you would expect from a West Point cadet. Read More

  • WEST POINT, TO THEE

    “For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.”
    I will never forget this moment.
    There is a video about Army men’s rugby that was made a few years ago. It talks about the team, the brotherhood, the legacy, our traditions and our rivalry with Navy.
    I have seen this video probably 100 times throughout the last five years and as the years have gone on, this video and some of the words said have taken on a whole new depth of meaning for me.
    Before it was just a cool video. Now when I watch, it allows me to relive some of those moments that I have experienced.
    The part of the video that has always stuck out the most is, “it’s just one of those things, you get a feeling in your gut, you get this intense focus, it’s always going to be a battle.” Every time I watched that video those lines always stuck out to me, and then finally come my junior year, I understood why. Read More

  • WEST POINT, TO THEE

    A letter to the fans, coaches, West Point Community, my family and my teammates,
    We have worked all of our lives to have the opportunity to play college sports. We spent countless hours with our parents driving to hitting lessons, pitching lessons, fielding lessons, to tournaments and showcases across the country just for the chance to play at one of the highest levels of softball. I was fortunate to play with the West Point name across my chest and to represent a team and a family much greater than myself.
    I vividly remember playing in the 2014 Colorado Sparkler Softball Tournament and Army West Point was in the stands. Our recruiting liaison after the game had told me that West Point was interested in me as a third baseman and I looked at her like she was crazy. Read More

  • Christiansen, Riley, Slomka receive offers in NFL undrafted free agency

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—Army West Point football players Cole Christiansen, Elijah Riley and Connor Slomka each received offers as undrafted free agents from National Football League teams on Saturday night.
    Christiansen received an offer from the Los Angeles Chargers, Riley’s came from the Philadelphia Eagles while the Jacksonville Jaguars extended one to Slomka.
    The trio are the first to receive offers under the NFL undrafted free agent program since the secretary of defense endorsed a policy in November making it possible for exceptionally talented athletes who have graduated from a military service academy to pursue employment as professional sports athletes following graduation.
    Once approved, they will be permitted to delay their commissioning and subsequent service obligation to pursue employment as professional sports athletes.
    “We are extremely proud of Cole, Elijah and Connor,” Mike Buddie, Army West Point Director of Athletics, said. Read More

  • WEST POINT, TO THEE

    The Lingering Flame
    I told them about a fire, about the simple combination of fuel with a spark. With numb feet and a slight quiver in my voice, I predicted the fiercest blaze would smolder over that frozen field on Michie Stadium in February.
    Odds are I wasn’t supposed to give my senior speech to my teammates that day. Growing up in Tampa, local lacrosse players just did not play college lacrosse on the scale of those from Fort Lauderdale or Jacksonville, not even mentioning traditional hotbeds in Baltimore and Long Island.
    But with a chance sighting and tremendous support from coaches and family all along the way, I found myself speaking to 60 of the greatest men I know on that brisk dark Friday night. Read More

  • WEST POINT, TO THEE

    Beyond the Pitch
    Hello, my name is Cole Stacklin-Jarvis. I am from a small town known as New Washington, Ohio, and I want to tell you about what Army rugby means to me.
    There are very few words that can truly explain what the sport of rugby has done for me. In short, it has given me lifelong friends, a lifestyle of fitness and a mentality of maturity and grit that is growing rare. But with this opportunity to show my appreciation, I want to dive a little deeper and elaborate on my personal journey through West Point as a member of the Army rugby team.
    In 2015, I got a letter of acceptance to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS). Read More

  • Nichtern, Schupler land on final Tewaaraton Award Watch list

    In light of the canceled NCAA lacrosse season, the Tewaaraton Foundation has announced updates to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award, including publication of the final 2020 watch lists for the best men’s and women’s college lacrosse players of the year.
    Sophomores attack Brendan Nichtern and goaltender Wyatt Schupler represented Army West Point men’s lacrosse on the final watch list for the 2020 season.
    “This is a very deserved recognition for both Brendan and Wyatt,” said head coach Joe Alberici. “They are two young players who have already had an enormous impact in our program. Wyatt’s meteoric rise in his first season as a goalie has been exciting for the entire team to see.
    “Brendan has a unique skill set of toughness, vision, intelligence and the ability to make others better around him. Read More

  • Harvey, McCormick named EIWA Academic Award recipients

    Since proving their dominance on the mat at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association conference championship back in February, the Army West Point wrestling team has found ways to shine off the mat as well.
    The conference released the 2020 EIWA Academic Achievement Award recipients with two members of the Black Knights squad were amongst the ranks.
    Seniors Ben Harvey and Cael McCormick were listed amongst the best in conference for their standout performances on the mat and in the classroom. To be selected for the award, the criteria included having achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and having participated in the EIWA tournament or having achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and qualified for the NCAA Championships through the EIWA. Read More

  • Patriot League classics adds contests featuring Army

    The Patriot League Classic Games series will continue to be featured via the Patriot League Network’s official YouTube page—www.youtube.com/c/patriotleague.
    Memorable contests that have aired on the Patriot League Network will be made available on YouTube in full or condensed form with games and features to be added regularly through the spring.
    YouTube will continue to be home to Patriot League Classic content. Fans can also follow the Patriot League’s official Twitter (@PatriotLeague) and Instagram (@patriotleague) accounts for announcements on updated classic content.
    See the schedule below for content involving the Army West Point Black Knights:

    Patriot League Classic Games Series
    • Tuesday
    7 p.m.: Women’s Lacrosse: Lehigh at Army, April 28, 2019.

    • April 23
    7 p.m.: Men’s Lacrosse: Army at Loyola, April 21, 2015. Read More

  • Nichtern, Schupler land on final Tewaaraton Award Watch list

    In light of the canceled NCAA lacrosse season, the Tewaaraton Foundation has announced updates to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award, including publication of the final 2020 watch lists for the best men’s and women’s college lacrosse players of the year.
    Sophomores attack Brendan Nichtern and goaltender Wyatt Schupler represented Army West Point men’s lacrosse on the final watch list for the 2020 season.
    “This is a very deserved recognition for both Brendan and Wyatt,” said head coach Joe Alberici. “They are two young players who have already had an enormous impact in our program. Wyatt’s meteoric rise in his first season as a goalie has been exciting for the entire team to see.
    “Brendan has a unique skill set of toughness, vision, intelligence and the ability to make others better around him. Read More

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