Army and Community Sports

  • Christiansen, Hopkins, Riley named captains for 2019

    The Army West Point Football team has named its team captains for the upcoming 2019 season. Rising seniors Cole Christiansen, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. and Elijah Riley have all been selected by their peers to lead the Black Knights to what they hope is another great year.
    Christiansen returns for his second stint as a team captain. Last season he was second on the team with 77 total tackles, including 42 solo shots. The Suffolk, Virginia, native added 12 tackles for a loss of 24 yards and one sack for six yards.
    Under center last year, Hopkins Jr. became the first player in academy history to throw and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. He also registered five rushing touchdowns in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to tie the Army single-game record. Read More

  • Black team pulls out comeback win over Gold

    The Army West Point Football team concluded its spring practice slate with the annual Black and Gold Spring Game April 12 at Michie Stadium. The Black squad scored 15 points late to turn a 28-20 fourth quarter deficit into a 35-28 overtime victory. Rising sophomore quarterback Tyhier Tyler connected with rising senior running back Rashaad Bolton for a 13-yard touchdown grab to pull within 28-26. The Black squad then decided to go for two and a powerful rush by Bolton tied the game at 28-all with 14 seconds remaining in regulation. Neither team was able to break the deadlock, forcing overtime. Again the black team used Bolton to muscle his way across the goalline for another six points. A made point after put the black squad up by seven. Read More

  • Men’s Rugby falls to Arkansas State in Round of 16

    A valiant comeback effort came up just short for the Army West Point Men’s Rugby team, as the Black Knights were defeated 31-24 by the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the D1A Rugby Round of 16 April 13 at Anderson Rugby Complex.
    Army (9-5-1) dug themselves into a 14-0 hole in the first half before junior Jason Green put the Black Knights on the board.
    Another try by Arkansas State (9-4) early in the second half put Army behind on the scoreboard, 21-5.
    The Black Knights would not go down without a fight, as a penalty try and an Austin Rutledge score would keep the Cadets’ hopes alive down the stretch.
    Another Red Wolves score in the 74th minute made it 31-19 Arkansas State. Read More

  • Softball claims first series over Lehigh in 27 years

    The Army West Point Softball team picked up a 5-3 victory over Lehigh to secure its first series victory over the Mountain Hawks since 1992 on Sunday morning at Leadership Park in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
    Sophomore leftfielder Taylor Drayton led the Black Knights with her third multi-hit effort of the weekend, while sophomore designated player Grace Mattimore tied the Clayton, North Carolina native with two RBI in the game. Sophomore third baseman/shortstop Ally Snelling also reached base in three of her four plate appearances.
    In the circle, junior pitcher Macey Newbary was a force for the Cadets once again, scattering five hits over six innings of shutout ball. The Missoula, Montana, native finished the weekend without allowing a run in 12.1 innings of work and allowed just eight hits and two free passes. Read More

  • Men’s Lacrosse claims ‘Star’ in OT during 100th meeting

    In the historical 100th meeting between the Army West Point and Navy Men’s Lacrosse teams, the Black Knights left Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium with a thrilling 9-8 overtime victory to secure a star April 13 in Annapolis, Maryland.
    The Black Knights only won six faceoffs in the game, but the most crucial one came in overtime. Senior midfielder Evan Condon battled the ball loose enabling freshman defenseman Marcus Hudgins to pick it up for the offensive possession.
    With the shot clock winding down, junior midfielder Matt Manown set his eyes on the goal. Manown used a spin move to gain the preferred angle to goal and let it rip to send Army home victorious.
    Manown was one of six goal scorers for the Black Knights. Read More

  • Army Golf places 13th at Clemson Invite

    The Army West Point Golf team finished in a tie for 13th at the Clemson Invitational, which concluded on Sunday.
    The Black Knights ended up with a team score of 888 (+24) and were tied with Elon for 13th place on the team leaderboard. Eighth-ranked Georgia Tech won the invitational with a three-day score of 812 (-52).
    The Yellow Jackets went 19-under as a team during the final round on Sunday.

    Tournament notes
    • Senior team captain Nick Turner had a good week and finished in a tie for 33rd on the player leaderboard with a final score of 217 (+1).
    • Turner carded a 2-over 74 on Sunday and recorded one birdie in his final round.
    • Senior Matt Plunkett ended up 50th overall with a 5-over tournament and a final round 75 (+3). Read More

  • Women’s Lacrosse wins Senior Day over Lafayette

    The Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three games after besting Lafayette, 16-14, in a senior day Patriot League showdown April 6 at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights (10-3, 3-2 Patriot League) had seven different goal scorers, including five with multi-goal outings, in the home victory over the Leopards (5-8, 1-4 Patriot League). In one of her final games on the banks of the Hudson, senior midfielder Manuela Cortes put forth a dominant offensive outing after she tallied four goals on just five shots. She also handed out a pair of helpers for six points, tying her career high. Midfielders junior Samantha Stewart and freshman Caroline Raymond also finished with hat tricks, while Stewart added a trio of assists and ground balls to her stat line. Read More

  • Men’s Tennis remains undefeated in PL

    The Army West Point Men’s Tennis team extended its win streak to seven Sunday at the Malek Tennis Center, as the Black Knights took down Lehigh, 4-2.
    After dropping the early doubles point, Army (12-12, 6-0) put its foot on the gas heading into singles play.
    Junior Myles Conlin evened the score at one with a dominant 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1. Lehigh (10-7, 3-2) would get its second point with a win at No. 6.
    The Black Knights would reel off the next three points with a trio of three-set thrillers. Senior David Mitchell would provide the clincher with his win at No. 3.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • Conlin continues to play well at the No. 1 position, picking up his ninth win. Read More

  • Baseball walks off against Lehigh to capture series

    The Army West Point Baseball team earned a thrilling 3-2 extra innings victory over Lehigh Sunday afternoon at Doubleday Field.
    With the walk-off win, the Black Knights captured the weekend series, 2-1, after the two teams split a doubleheader April 6.
    Junior pinch runner Anfernee Crompton scored Army’s game-winning run after freshman rightfielder Carter Macias reached base thanks to a two-out fielding error.
    Sophomore catcher Blake Ledoux singled to kickoff the 11th inning before Crompton came in to pinch run for the sophomore. Junior pinch runner Drake Titus then shifted him to second on a sacrifice bunt before he touched home two batters later.
    Junior centerfielder Jacob Hurtubise, sophomore second baseman Tim Simoes and Ledoux each registered two hits in the game. Read More

  • Late surge helps Women’s Lacrosse defeat Lehigh

    The Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team finished on a 5-1 run to claim the program’s first-ever victory over Patriot League foe Lehigh March 30 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
    It was a high-scoring affair as the Black Knights (9-3, 2-2 Patriot League) needed double-digit goals to leave the Lehigh Valley with a 15-13 win against the Mountain Hawks (4-7, 0-4 Patriot League).
    The Cadets were in an early hole, but the scoring efforts of sophomore attack Jackie Brattan, freshman attack Caroline Raymond and junior midfielder Samantha Stewart propelled Army to its second consecutive league win. The trio combined for 13 of the team’s 15 goals as Raymond and Brattan posted five apiece, while Stewart added three.
    Stewart also played a pivotal role as a distributor, handing out a team-best three assists for six points. Read More

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