Army and Community Sports

  • Women’s Basketball adds Iona game

    The Army women’s basketball team added home contests with Hofstra and Iona to its non-league slate on Monday afternoon. The Black Knights opened their season versus Hofstra Wednesday, followed by a home contest with Iona at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Iona game will be broadcast on ESPN+. This was Army’s first matchup with Hofstra since the 2001-02 season. The Black Knights own the 5-4 advantage in the all-time series with the Pride, although Hofstra has won the last two tilts. The contest with Iona will be the 16th all-time meeting between the two schools and the first since the 2005-06 season. Army is 10-5 all-time against the Gaels. There will be no fans permitted for either game. Game dates and times are subject to change. Read More

  • Football wins over Georgia Southern in comeback fashion

    By Rachel Caton
    Army Athletic Communications

    Army West Point completed an incredible come-from-behind victory to defeat visiting Georgia Southern, 28-27, to remain unbeaten at home Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights went down 14-0 early in the first quarter as Georgia Southern took advantage of some early Army miscues.
    However, the Black Knights battled back, capping off a 15-play, 75-yard, eight-minute drive with a one yard touchdown rush by senior running back Sandon McCoy. The extra point by feshman kicker Quinn Maretzki made it a 14-7 contest.
    The back-and-forth battle ensued, as Georgia Southern pulled out to a 21-7 lead on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Shai Werts to Cam Brown with 9:24 left in the half.
    Three fumbles lost in the first half played a big part in the 21-7 deficit at the half for the Black Knights as they outgained the Eagles 147 total yards to 137 yards in the half, including 122 rushing yards to Georgia Southern’s 96. Read More

  • No. 7 Army Rifle drops match to No. 9 Akron

    The No. 7 Army West Point rifle team fell to No. 9 Akron, 4,675-4,663, on Sunday in Palmyra, Pa. Senior captain Kaitlyn Kutz posted the highest mark of the day in smallbore with a score of 583. Junior Lauren McMahan had the team’s highest aggregate score with a mark of 1,168, which was the match’s second highest tally. Freshman Anusha Pakkam (right) helped the Black Knights earn a win in smallbore as she reached the 580 mark for the second consecutive match. (Right) Senior Clayton Hanson (577) and McMahan (576) rounded out the scoring in smallbore for the Black Knights. Photo Courtesy of Army Athletic Communications Read More

  • Cross Country competes in Veterans Day race on The Plain

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in a joint Veterans Day meet on the historic grounds of The Plain at West Point on Nov. 11.
    The event was held after the cancellation of ‘America’s Race,’ which was scheduled to be held on The Plain among Army, Navy and Air Force.
    With a contingent of the Corps of Cadets in attendance, the teams ran a course that spanned two laps around the perimeter of the parade grounds, followed by an s-shaped inner circle and concluding with two final laps around the perimeter.
    Senior Daniel Horoho was the first to cross the finish line for the men’s team and freshmen standouts Georgia Jones and Helen Shearer finished first and second for the women’s team. Read More

  • Palone announced to United Soccer Coaches HOF class

    By Ally Keirn
    Army Athletic Communications

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.—United Soccer Coaches announced the election of three individuals as the newest members of the association’s Hall of Fame. All three will be inducted as members of the 2021 Class during the United Soccer Coaches Digital Convention, Jan. 11-15, 2021.
    Long-time head coaches Joe Palone of the U.S. Military Academy, Horst Richardson of Colorado College and Sigi Schmid of UCLA and multiple MLS franchises, will be honored at this year’s Digital Convention.
    The three individuals will become the 69th, 70th and 71st inductees into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame, which was established in 1991 to honor achievement by coaches with an emphasis on success and a lifetime devotion to the association and the game. Read More

  • No. 5 Army falls to No. 6 Air Force, 5,849-5,832

    The No. 5 Army West Point rifle team fell to No. 6 Air Force in a “Silver Star” match, 5,849-5,832, Saturday at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. The match used the service academy scoring system, which counts the top five scores of eight selected scorers. Using the NCAA scoring system, Air Force would have claimed the match by a score of 4,694-4,679. Junior Lauren McMahan (at right) matched the program’s record with a score of 597, a mark that she had already shot once before. The Sarasota, Fla., native finished with the second highest aggregate total of the day with a total mark of 1,175. “This was just another training experience to learn from. I know we still have a lot in us and I’m excited to see our progress throughout the season,” McMahan said. Read More

  • Sports Calendar

    Football

    Saturday, Noon—Tulane, New Orleans. (TV: ESPN+.)

    Nov. 21, Noon—Georgia Southern, MICHIE STADIUM. (TV: CBS SPORTS NETWORK.)

    Hockey

    Saturday, 4 p.m.—LIU, TATE RINK.

    Nov. 20, 5 p.m.—Holy Cross, TATE RINK.

    Nov. 21, TBA—Holy Cross, Worcester, Massacussetts.

    Women’s Rugby

    Saturday, 3 p.m.—Navy, ANDERSON RUGBY COMPLEX. Read More

  • Men’s Tennis closes out weekend with 27 victories against Air Force

    By Erin McNeely
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s tennis team closed out its weekend long tournament with the U.S. Air Force Academy Saturday afternoon in the final two rounds of doubles and singles play.
    The Black Knights and the Falcons competed in a total of 53 matches through three days, with the Black Knights coming out victorious in 27 matches.
    After a dominant performance in singles play on Friday afternoon, Army returned for play Saturday morning, eager to carry over their success into the third and final round of doubles. In the opening bracket of East vs West, both teams split at an even three victories a piece. The teams of junior Diego Huttepain/freshman Jake Huarte, junior David Gorshein/freshman Samuel Haikal and freshmen Daniel Zhou/Paul Roberts each recorded a win for Army with scores of 8-6, 8-3 and 8-4 respectively. Read More

  • Patriot League plans to start basketball season in January

    By JJ Klein
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed a plan for a league-only men’s and women’s basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season, beginning Jan. 2, it was announced Monday. League play will be contingent on the League and its member institutions being able to conduct competition in ways that protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities.
    Consistent with the prioritization of health and safety, the 2020-21 schedule format features a significant reduction in travel and overnight stays. No teams will be permitted to fly to games.
    Instead of the League’s traditional double round-robin format, teams will play an increased number of games against League opponents in closer geographic proximity.
    “We have accomplished the first step in the planning process for the 2021 Patriot League men’s and women’s basketball season,” said Lafayette College President Alison Byerly, Chair of the Council of Presidents. Read More

  • #6 Army rifle sets program record in tri-match

    By JJ Klein
    Army Athletic Communications

    For the second consecutive match, the No. 6 Army West Point rifle team set a program record. The Black Knights posted a score of 4,686 to take second place in a virtual tri-match with Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) foes No. 2 West Virginia (4,709) and No. 8 Nebraska (4,681). Each team shot in its home range.
    “I’m really proud of the team for two back-to-back record setting performances,” said head coach Web Wright. “We’ve got a lot of depth this year and that’s where we’re seeing the difference.”
    The Cadets had four shooters over the 580 threshold in smallbore in senior Clayton Hanson, freshman Kyle Kutz and juniors Lauren McMahan and Nicholas Cheshire.
    In air rifle, Army had three members reach the 590-mark in Hanson, senior Kaitlyn Kutz and McMahan. Read More

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