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  • Men’s Swimming & Diving bests Bucknell

    Coming fresh off a Friday win, the Army West Point Men’s Swimming and Diving team continued to stay in rhythm and secured a 203.5-91.5 victory over Bucknell Jan. 12 in a Patriot League dual meet in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights (4-2, 2-1 Patriot League) won 12 events opposite the Bison (3-4, 3-3 Patriot League) en route to their second consecutive league victory.

    Army notables
    • The Black Knights got off to a strong start once sophomore Brian McKenrick, junior Brady Almand, junior Kevin Doo and sophomore Josh Zock came up with a win in the 200 medley relay after finishing at 1:32.49.
    • When it came time for the 1000 free, senior Tom Ottman bested the competition with a time of 9:26.63, nearly 20 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Read More

  • Davis, Casanova shine in WPO individual finals

    The Army West Point Gymnastics team was well represented in the West Point Open individual finals Jan. 12 at Christl Arena.
    Freshman Mathew Davis and senior Cole Casanova finished in the top-6 in all the events they qualified for.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • Casanova represented the Black Knights in four events, while Davis competed in three.
    • Casanova set a season-high mark on the vault with a 14.000. He tied for second in the event.
    • Davis captured second on the floor with a 13.850 and third on high bar with a 12.650.

    Competition
    • On high bar, junior Alejandro Tombrink was also successful for the Black Knights with a 12.600 to tie for fourth.
    • Casanova placed third on parallel bars by turning out a 13.000. Read More

  • Army West Point Gymnastics places third at West Point Open

    The Army West Point Gymnastics team placed third at the 28th annual West Point Open team finals Jan. 11. The Black Knights combined for a team score of 392.100.
    Senior Cole Casanova finished second in the All-Around with an 80.050 which ties his career-high.
    Freshman Mathew Davis placed sixth in his collegiate gymnastics debut with marks of 76.200.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • Casanova posted two career-highs in the competition.
    • The senior captain notched a 13.800 on still rings to place seventh and then a 13.500 on pommel for seventh as well.
    • Davis’ best finish was second on the floor exercise with a personal best 14.300.
    • Junior Erik Del Cid led the way for the Cadets on vault with a career-high 14.350 score while capturing second place. Read More

  • Wrestling dominates over Binghamton on mat

    The Army West Point Wrestling team opened its home dual schedule with a 30-7 victory over Binghamton Sunday at Gillis Field House.
    The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the year and 3-0 in duals against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association opponents.
    Army jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the first two matches with junior Trey Chalifoux earning a 7-1 decision over Audey Ashkar and sophomore Lane Peters exciting the Army crowd with a first-period pin against Zack Trampe.
    The Black Knights won eight of the 10 matches on the day with three bonus point victories.

    How it happened
    125 lbs.—Junior Trey Chalifoux dec. over Audey Ashkar, 7-1 (Army leads, 3-0);
    133 lbs.—Sophomore Lane Peters pinned Zack Trampe at 2:46 (Army leads, 9-0);
    141 lbs.: Anthony Sparacio dec. Read More

  • Army Hockey, Air Force skate to 2-2 draw

    The Army West Point Hockey team skated to a 2-2 draw with Air Force Jan. 12.
    It was the first time in program history that both games of a series ended in a tie, including the Jan. 11 tie.
    The Jan. 12 game was the 10th time this season, Army garnered multiple power play goals.
    Freshman forward Colin Bilek and senior defenseman Dalton MacAfee each netted goals for the Black Knights. MacAfee also added an assist in the game, while junior forward Dominic Franco dished out two helpers.

    How it Happened
    • The Black Knights had a standout first period controlling the puck on both ends of the ice.
    • Army had the only power play of the frame and took advantage scoring one minute in to the extra-man opportunity. Read More

  • Army romps to bowl win…Hopkins, Nachtigal lead football to bowl win

    The Army West Point Football team put on a show Dec. 22 when it ran past Houston 70-14 in the 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
    The Black Knights earned their second-straight Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl win, their fourth consecutive bowl win, and sixth overall as a program. They became the first school to win three Armed Forces Bowls.
    Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was named the bowl MVP after putting up impressive numbers. Hopkins Jr. scampered for 170 yards, while compiling 70 through the air on a perfect 3-of-3 day.
    With those numbers, Hopkins Jr. became the first cadet-athlete to run and pass for over 1,000 yards in a season.
    Senior linebacker James Nachtigal led the Cadets’ defensive corps registering 3.5 sacks and a career high 16 tackles. Read More

  • Army Football finishes season in AP Top 20

    Army West Point Football achieved its final goal of the 2018 season when it was announced as the No. 19-ranked team nationally by the Associated Press.
    “We are incredibly excited to have earned the recognition of the Associated Press as one of the nation’s top teams in 2018,” head coach Jeff Monken said. “Our team set a pre-season goal to finish in the top-25 and I am so proud of this accomplishment for our players, our staff, and especially our seniors.
    “This honor brings distinction to West Point, the Long Gray Line, and the men and women who serve our nation around the world in the United States Army.”
    The Black Knights’ season was highlighted by an 11-win campaign, marking the first time in program history they’ve achieved that feat. Read More

  • Men’s Basketball outlasts Lafayette for first league win

    Four Cadets scored in double-figures as the Army West Point Men’s Basketball team claimed a 77-69 victory over Lafayette Jan. 5 in a Patriot League contest at Christl Arena.
    Senior guard Cayne Edwards paced the Black Knights’ (6-9, 1-1 Patriot League) scoring attack that shot the ball at a 53-percent clip from the field against the Leopards (3-10, 0-2 Patriot League).
    Edwards had a career-high 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting in just 16 minutes of action. Junior forward Matt Wilson enjoyed similar success down low, putting up 12 points to pair with a team-best eight rebounds.
    Sophomore forward Alex King ended the afternoon with 13 points, while junior guard Tommy Funk notched a double-double with a game-high 10 assists. Sophomore guard Tucker Blackwell chipped in with nine points off the bench. Read More

  • Late run helps Women’s Basketball past Loyola

    The Army West Point Women’s Basketball team closed out the game on a 14-1 run to earn the 69-57 victory over Loyola on Sunday afternoon in Patriot League action at Christl Arena.
    Senior guard Jess Lewis dropped a season high 20 points thanks to 5-of-10 shooting from three-point land, while senior forward Madison Hovren tallied her ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
    Freshman forward Lindsey Scamman came off the bench and scored a career best 12 points and added seven rebounds in 19 minutes of action.
    The Greyhounds were led by Taleah Dixon with 17 points, going 8-of-14 from the floor, while Stephanie Karcz posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • This was the 17th meeting between Army and Loyola in the series. Read More

  • DUTY FIRST, SING SECOND: Make it a three-peat! Army victorious over Navy

    PHILADELPHIA – The Army West Point football team has turned the tides on rival Navy by defeating the Mids for the third-straight season following a 17-10 victory Saturday.
    After suffering heartbreak after heartbreak to their nemesis for so long, the Black Knights have strung together three in a row and claimed the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy in back-to-back season for the first time in program history.
    Junior Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after rushing for 64 yards and two touchdowns. The Charlotte, N.C., native finished 4-for-9 for 61 yards in the passing game as well.
    Darnell Woolfolk and Kell Walker chipped in 62 and 56 yards rushing, respectively, while Walker led the receiving corps with two catches for 30 yards. Read More

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