Army and Community Sports

  • Hurtubise selected in MLB Draft

    Army West Point center fielder Jacob Hurtubise was selected in the 39th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners June 5. Hurtubise is the 14th cadet-athlete in Army Baseball history to be taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. He also became the first Black Knight to be selected since Alex Robinett was taken in the 32nd round by the New York Yankees in 2015. The Zionsville, Ind., native joins Nick Hill as the only other cadet taken by the Seattle Mariners. Hurtubise, the 2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, littered Army’s records book after breaking the program’s single-season runs (71), walks (69) and stolen base (45) records. The speedy center fielder set a new Patriot League career stolen base and walks mark with 105 and 141, respectively, as well. Read More

  • West Point Summer Softball League Standings

    STANDINGS                                   W-L
    1. CLS/PANE                                        4-0
    1. STEWART MARINES                    4-0
    3. GARRISON                                      3-1
    3. LRC/DPW                                        3-1
    3. MEDDAC                                         3-1
    6. MPs/DES                                         2-2
    6. ENGINEERS                                  2-2
    8. MATH                                             1 -3
    9. HISTORY/SOSH                          1-5
    9. ODIA                                              1-5
    11. DMI/USCC                                 0-4
    Standings as of June 6. Read More

  • Cook places 19th at NCAA Championships

    Army West Point sophomore August Cook competed in the javelin finals at the NCAA Championships June 5 in Austin, Texas.
    The sophomore posted a 65.82-meter best, which placed him 19th.
    Cook competed in last year’s final and posted a 61.10-meter distance to cap his rookie campaign.

    Coach’s Corner: Head Coach Mike Smith
    “August competed well today. Obviously he had higher hopes of a better finish and the mark that it took to make the final is something he has thrown before. He hit some nice positions but just couldn’t get enough on the javelin to get the mark he needed.
    “He won’t make any excuses, so I will do it for him. He has competed all spring with an injury that directly impacted his throws and and yet he still made the decision to go to the meets and see what he could do even if it meant only taking one throw and never throwing in practice. Read More

  • Renard first Army All-American since 2011

    Army West Point junior Michael Renard placed 14th in the discus throw at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, earning him Second Team All-American honors.
    The junior posted a personal record distance of 57.28 meters, becoming the first Black Knight to earn All-America honors since Domonick Sylve placed 11th in the 110-meter hurdles in 2011.
    The achievement marks the conclusion of a tremendous year for the Army throws program, one that was highlighted by four program records set in the outdoor season.
    Renard’s achievement in the national event was the first by a discus thrower in program history, and the first All-American performance by an Army thrower since Adam Burke claimed the honor in back-to-back javelin finals in 2003 and 2004. Read More

  • Game times released for home football slate

    The Army West Point Football team will play six home games this season at Michie Stadium on CBS Sports Network with five of the six kicking off at noon. The season opener against Rice on Aug. 30 is the lone game that is not a noon kickoff as it is a Friday night start at 6 p.m. The Black Knights hit the road for two games after the opener and return back to Michie for noon kickoffs against Morgan State (Sept. 21) and Tulane (Oct. 5). Army welcomes San Jose State on Oct. 26 and then finish up the home slate against UMass (Nov. 9) and VMI (Nov. 16). For tickets, fans can call the ticket office at 877-TIX-ARMY (849-2769) or the Army A Club at 845-938-2322. Read More

  • Williamson earns PING postseason honors

    The Division I PING All-Region honorees were announced May 28 by the Golf Coaches Association of America at the NCAA Golf Championships and junior Justin Williamson was named to the Northeast All-Region Team.
    Williamson was Army’s top finisher at the NCAA Regionals at the University of Texas Golf Club and finished in a tie for 38th at 9-over for the three rounds.
    He finished with a score of 73-75-73—221. He flirted with the chance to move on as an individual after being 6-over through two days at a very tough golf course in Austin, Texas.
    He was also key to Army’s Patriot League Championship victory at Seven Oaks Golf Course. Williamson fired a 6-under on the final day of competition to help the Black Knights win the title by eight strokes. Read More

  • Baseball closes its season in NCAA Regional

    The Army West Point Baseball team fell 13-5 to Florida in the elimination game of the NCAA Lubbock Regional June 1 in Lubbock, Texas.
    The Black Knights struggled early as they couldn’t get anything going against a Gators team that made it to the College World Series a year ago.
    Florida broke the game open with 11 runs over the opening five innings to put the Cadets in a hole after five.
    Army finally broke through in the sixth when senior second baseman Josh White went yard to left center for the Black Knights’ first hit and run of the contest.
    The Cadets would continue to rally registering four additional runs in the ninth inning but the deficit ultimately proved to be too much. Read More

  • Women’s Rugby captures runner-up at CRC’s

    The Army West Point Women’s Rugby team took another huge step forward in its program progression over the weekend, as the Black Knights made it to the final of the Collegiate Rugby Championships Sunday, before falling to Lindenwood, 34-12, in Philadelphia.
    “Great experience all-around, and the great thing is, they’re all back next year,” Assistant Coach Steve Lewis said.
    Army opened up the day against top-seed Penn State in the semifinal round. The Nittany Lions struck first in the second minute with a try, but after that it was all Army.
    Tournament MVP junior Sam Sullivan scored back-to-back tries in the first half to send the Cadets into halftime with a 10-5 lead.
    Freshman Naomi Colin would extend the lead to 17-5 with a try of her own to open the second half. Read More

  • Six Track and Field members complete NCAA Preliminaries

    Six members of the Army West Point Track and Field team competed at the third day of the NCAA East Preliminary Championships on May 25 in Jacksonville, Florida.
    Freshman Justin Young recorded a career- best time in the 110-meter hurdles, posting a 13.80. He finished just one spot below the final qualifying position for the NCAA Championships.
    Senior Jeff Giannettino closed out his Army career with a 2.01-meter high jump performance.
    Following the meet, Giannettino completed his West Point graduation and was commissioned into the United States Army.
    Two Black Knights qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday, as sophomore August Cook (javelin) and junior Michael Renard (discus) will compete at this week’s event in Austin, Texas.

    Coach’s Corner: Head Coach Mike Smith
    “The guys did a nice job this weekend. Read More

  • Surdick gains Army’s highest athletic achievement

    After an outstanding four-year career on the men’s lacrosse team, Johnny Surdick was honored with the U.S. Military Academy’s most prestigious athletic honor as he was presented with the Army Athletic Association Award.
    The AAA trophy is awarded annually to the male and female cadet-athletes who display the “most valuable service to intercollegiate athletics during a career as a cadet.”
    This year marks the 115th anniversary of the AAA Award, which was first presented to football’s Horatio Hackett in 1904. Abby Halbrook of the cross country and track and field team is the women’s recipient of the AAA Award.
    Surdick is the fourth men’s lacrosse only athlete to achieve this honor and first defensemen. Among Cadets who played football and lacrosse, he is the sixth AAA winner and third defensemen. Read More

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