Army and Community Sports

  • NCAA announces seeds for Wrestling Championships

    The Army West Point Wrestling team learned the seed and first-round opponent for all seven of its NCAA qualifiers on March 14.
    Senior 197-pounder Rocco Caywood earned the highest seed on the team at 12th and will face the 21st seed Thomas Lane of Cal Poly in the first round.
    Junior 157-pounder Lucas Weiland garnered the 20th seed and will be opposed by Missouri’s 13th seed Jarrett Jacques. Junior 174-pounder Ben Harvey collected the 22nd seed and will begin his second NCAA Championships appearance versus 11th seed Dylan Lydy of Purdue.
    Junior 165-pounder Cael McCormick was given the 24th seed and will wrestle 9th seed Demetrius Romero of Utah Valley in his first match in the national tournament.
    Junior 184-pounder Noah Stewart collected the 28-seed for his first appearance at nationals and will compete against the 9-seed Max Dean of Cornell in the first round. Read More

  • Barretto backs Men’s Lacrosse win over Holy Cross

    Backed by senior goaltender AJ Barretto’s career-high 19 saves, the 18th-ranked Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team topped Holy Cross 7-6 March 16 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
    Junior attack Miles Silva and senior attack  Nate Jones both had hat tricks in the victory. Jones finished with four points.
    The Army defense caused 10 turnovers and were led by Jones in the effort with two of his own on the ride.

    How it happened
    • Through a heavy defensive battle, the Black Knights came out on top of the Crusaders 7-6.
    • The first goal of the game wasn’t scored until 10 minutes in.
    • Freshman attack Brendan Nichtern went to pass the ball into the middle of the zone, but it deflected off a Crusaders’ stick and bounced into net. Read More

  • Hockey bounces back, forces Game 3 with AIC

    The Army West Point Hockey team bounced back March 16 to continue its 2018-19 season with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    With the win, the Black Knights forced a game three in the Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinals series against the Yellow Jackets.
    The Yellow Jackets scored the first of the night, but the senior class led the Black Knights’ comeback with the pair of goals.
    Senior forward Trevor Fidler scored the equalizer with 2:23 to go in the second period on the power play before senior defenseman Dalton MacAfee, assisted by senior forwards Taylor Maruya and Tipper Higgins, netted the game-winner 7:50 into the final frame.
    Junior goaltender Matt Penta had an outstanding performance in net with 21 saves and just one goal allowed. Read More

  • Seniors set program records at ECAC Championships

    Army West Point seniors Abby Halbrook and Cassie Mundekis set program records in their individual races at the Women’s Indoor Track and Field ECAC Championships March 2-3 at Boston University in Boston.
    Mundekis was the first to compete, posting a 2:08.65 in the 800-meter run to best her own program record of 2:08.89 from the 2017 Patriot League Championship. The Manito, Illinois, native also holds the academy record for the 1,000-meter run and 4×400-meter relay.
    In the 3,000-meter final, Halbrook posted a time of 9:36.26 to set a new Army West Point record.
    The record was previously held by Catherine Gaffigan, who ran a 9:40.05 at the Princeton Relay in 1995.
    The Tyler, Texas, native also holds the school record for the mile run. Read More

  • Late rally sparks Women’s Lacrosse thrilling win

    With seven unanswered goals in the final 11 minutes of play, the Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team staged a thrilling, 15-14, come-from-behind victory over Monmouth March 2 at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights (6-0) trailed 14-8 with 11:26 left in the game, before four different cadets combined to score seven goals and extend Army’s winning streak to six games.
    Offensively, sophomore attack Jackie Brattan led the attack against the Hawks (3-1) and continued her hot start to the season after putting in four scores on seven shots to pair with a program-best 11 draw controls.
    Freshman midfielder Caroline Raymond played an immense role in the comeback efforts by scoring a career-high three goals in the second half for her first collegiate hat trick. Read More

  • Baseball gets walk-0ff win over Tulane

    The Army West Point Baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off against Tulane, 7-6, Sunday afternoon in Cary, North Carolina.
    The Black Knights and Green Wave put together an exciting final few frames as the teams combined for eight of the game’s total 13 runs after the fifth inning.
    Army trailed 6-5 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning but never wavered.
    Junior centerfielder Jacob Hurtubise earned a one-out walk to get the tying run on board. Hurtubise then did what he does best and stole back-to-back bases to shift himself into a prime position. After the Green Wave recorded the second out of the inning, Hurtubise tied the game by scoring on a wild pitch. Read More

  • Defense shines in Women’s Lacrosse win over Mount St. Mary’s

    A strong defensive performance in the second half helped the Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team capture a 10-6 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 23 at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights (5-0) have gotten it done on both ends of the field during their hot-start to the season and it was no different on Saturday. The Cadets scored in double-figures for the fifth time this year, while also holding the Mountaineers (2-1) to their lowest goal output since April 8, 2018.
    On the offensive side, Manuela Cortes paced Army with a game-high three goals for her third hat trick of the season.
    Rilee Scott and Caroline Raymond also tallied multi-goal outings in the home win, while Jackie Brattan, Samantha Stewart and Megan Raftery each chipped in with one goal apiece. Read More

  • Grant, Ivey, Koffman repeat champs at BBO

    The Army West Point Boxing team hosted the 63rd annual Army West Point Boxing Brigade Open Feb. 22 at Crest Hall. There were 11 championship bouts on the evening.
    This year included three repeat BBO champions as seniors Carlan Ivey, Vonn Grant and John Koffman won their bouts. Grant won the BBO in his weight class every year while Ivey earned his third straight championship. Koffman didn’t participate last year, but he won the year before as a sophomore.
    There was also a special bout between the Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams and the Commandant Brig. Gen. Steven W. Gilland. The Chief of Staff of the Army GEN. Mark A. Milley was also in attendance.
    Here is a list of bouts and winners this year:
    • 125 lbs.—Ivey, Company D-4, defeated junior Aung Moe, Co. Read More

  • PNE-ACI upsets Engineers to take Noontime Basketball title

  • Wrestling claims third-straight ‘Star’ over Navy

    The 24th-ranked Army West Point Wrestling team put on a show on Senior Day with a 22-10 victory in the Star Meet over service-academy rival Navy in front of a packed Christl Arena Feb. 23.
    Prior to the match, Army recognized seniors Rocco Caywood, Austin Harry, Zach Maxwell, Patrick Mayolo, Graham Ratermann, Katie Silecchia, Peter Strassfield, Ethan Tursini, Conner Ziegler and Harrison Young as part of the Senior Day ceremony.
    The Black Knights close out the regular season with an overall record of 8-3, including a 7-1 mark against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association opponents. The Mids dropped to 6-4 on the year and 3-3 in conference duals.
    Army jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after victories by 25th-ranked junior Trey Chalifoux at 125 pounds and an upset win by sophomore Lane Peters over 28th-ranked Casey Cobb at 133. Read More

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