Army and Community Sports

  • Strong day for Women’s Track & Field at Penn State

    For the second time this week, the Army West Point track and field team was in action as they competed at the Nittany Lion Challenge  Saturday at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania.
    The meet marked the first extensive action for much of the team on the young season, as they faced off with athletes from several top east coast schools such as Penn State, Georgetown, Maryland and VCU.
    The Black Knights men’s and women’s teams combined for four victories and 18 top-three finishes on the day.
    Senior captain Samantha Coletti was victorious in the women’s mile with a time of 5:00.28 and sophomore Anna Tovkach won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.02.
    Tovkach’s time stands as the second fastest 800-meter time in Army history. Read More

  • Davis wins parallel bars at West Point Open

    Highlighted by a championship winning performance by sophomore Mathew Davis, the Army West Point gymnastics team wrapped up the 29th annual West Point Open with the individual finals Saturday at Christl Arena. Five members of the Black Knights competed in the final competition with Davis competing in two events. Davis claimed victory on the parallel bars, becoming Army’s first individual champion at the West Point Open since Jesse Glenn won the all-around in 2015. He is the first cadet to win the parallel bars and claims the first apparatus championship for an Army gymnast since Conner Venrick won the pommel horse championship in 2014. Davis was also strong on the floor exercise, placing second with a score of 14.050. Seniors Alejandro Suarez and Rex Scott closed out their final West Point Open with Suarez competing on the horizontal bar and Scott competing on the pommel horse. Read More

  • Swimming and diving tops Bucknell in road dual

    The Army West Point men’s swimming and diving team began 2020 with a 220-79 victory over Bucknell in a Patriot League dual on Saturday night in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights won 14 events, including both relays. Sophomores Evan Zhang and Daniel Alaimo both claimed a pair of individual event victories to pace Army against the Bison.

    Event winners
    • 200 Medley Relay: Junior Brian McKenrick, Zhang, senior Johnny Ellery and junior Josh Zock—1:30.94
    • 1000 Free: Freshman Ford Blaylock—9:32.03
    • 200 Free: Freshman Tanner Falls—1:41.08
    • 100 Breast: Zhang—55.14
    • 200 Fly: Junior James Bilbrey—1:50.57
    • 50 Free: Zock—20.47
    • 200 Back: McKenrick—1:52.07
    • 200 Breast: Senior Ty Dang—2:05.49
    • 500 Free: Sophomore Kevin Lin—4:38.00
    • 100 Fly: Ellery—49.43
    • 200 IM: Zhang—1:52.22
    • 400 Free Relay: Falls, Zock, freshman Jacob Powell and junior Billy Webber —3:05.50
    • 3-Meter: Sophomore Daniel Alaimo—331.95
    • 1-Meter: Alaimo—296.48

    Notable performances
    • 1000 Free: Lin —9:32.05, second place
    • 100 Back: McKenrick—51.25, second place
    • 100 Breast: Senior Lawrence Quintana—57.02, second place
    • 200 Fly: Senior Arthur Fan—1:51.92, second place
    • 50 Free: Falls—21.01
    • 100 Free: Senior Nathan Hein—46.20, second place; Falls—46.20, second place
    • 200 Back: Senior Tyler Kim—1:52.70, second place
    • 200 Breast: Senior Andrew Blomquist—2:05.96, second place
    • 500 Free: Freshman Sean Dwyer—4:40.13, second place
    • 100 Fly: Fan—50.54, second place
    • 200 IM: McKenrick—1:52.76, second place
    • 400 Free Relay: Hein, junior Sean Paul Stolarski, sophomore Nick Isenhower and junior Graham Ungrady—3:06.66, second place. Read More

  • Army hockey sings second, defeats Air Force 5-2

    The Army West Point hockey team sang second Saturday night after topping Air Force 5-2 in front of its third-straight sellout crowd at Tate Rink.
    The Black Knights earned five points in Atlantic Hockey standings with a 1-0-1 weekend and a bonus point from their shootout win on Friday. Army is now 14-7-2 overall and 11-5-2 in Atlantic Hockey action.

    How it happened
    • Similar to Friday night, the Black Knights jumped ahead 1-0 after a shorthanded, unassisted goal by senior forward Michael Wilson.
    • Things then heated up with four goals in the second period.
    • Air Force tied the game 1:41 into the middle frame with an even-strength score before three consecutive Army goals in a 2:46 minute span. Read More

  • Women’s basketball drops high-scoring affair

    Army West Point women’s basketball found itself on the wrong side of an offensive shootout Sunday against Colgate. The Black Knights ended up falling to the Raiders, 100-93, at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, New York.
    Army shot a staggering 59 percent (23-of-39) from the field in the second half, but the Raiders shot at a 73.1 percent (19-of-26) clip. In the second half alone, Army outscored Colgate 58-57. The two teams’ combined 115 second-half points are the most ever to be scored in a contest in Patriot League history.
    Sophomore guard Alisa Fallon and freshman guard Hope Brown each registered new career highs in scoring with 26 and 23 points, respectively. Army had two other members reach double-digit scoring as sophomore forward Lindsey Scamman dropped 15 and sophomore guard Sarah Bohn finished with 14. Read More

  • Wrestling takes two of three matches at duals

    The Army West Point wrestling team earned two quality dual wins Saturday at Christl Arena, as the Black Knights defeated both American University and Wyoming during their host West Point Duals.
    Coming off a strong performance at last weekend’s Midlands Championships, Army (6-2, 1-0 EIWA) was back in dual match mode to start the new year.
    Senior Trey Chalifoux (3-0), senior Noah Stewart (2-0) and sophomore Ben Sullivan (2-0) were all undefeated on the day to lead the team.
    Sophomore Markus Hartman, senior Cael McCormick and senior Ben Harvey all earned two wins respectively throughout the day.
    The Black Knights opened their day with a tough 19-12 loss to the No. 17 ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina. Army won four matches in its opener, including taking the last three, but couldn’t rally enough to catch the Heels. Read More

  • Nate Woody named football defensive coordinator

    Army football Head Coach Jeff Monken announced the hiring of Nate Woody as defensive coordinator Jan. 2. A 29-year coaching veteran and a coordinator for 19 years, Woody comes to West Point after stints as a defensive analyst at Michigan (2019), defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Georgia Tech (2018), defensive coordinator at Appalachian State (2013-17) and defensive coordinator at Wofford (2000-12).
    In addition to the hiring of Woody, Monken announced that John Loose has been elevated to Assistant Head Coach. Loose was the team’s defensive coordinator in 2019 and is in his second stint at Army, wrapping up his 14th season overall with the program. He was the linebackers coach under Bob Sutton (1992-99) and returned to West Point in 2014 to join Monken’s staff. Read More

  • No. 20 Army Hockey loses to No. 6 Ohio State in OT

    The No. 20 Army West Point hockey team fought to a 2-1 overtime loss with No. 6 Ohio State Saturday at the Fortress Invitational in Las Vegas.
    Junior forward John Keranen put the Black Knights ahead 1-0 in the first period with an even-strength goal but the Buckeyes tied things up in the second which led to overtime.
    Ohio State netted the game-winner 1:17 into the extra time.

    How it Happened
    • The Black Knights came out with high energy from the drop of the puck.
    • Junior goalie Trevin Kozlowski recorded a save on a breakaway which helped spark the momentum Army needed to score.
    • Keranen recorded his first-career goal with 2:46 to go in the first period to put the Black Knights on top 1-0. Read More

  • Men’s basketball battles to road win at Buffalo

    In an afternoon filled with career milestones, four cadets scored in double-figures to lift the Army West Point men’s basketball team to a resounding, 89-76, road win against Buffalo on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, New York.
    The Black Knights (5-5) put together one of their best performances of the season en route to picking up the victory against the defending MAC regular season and tournament champions.
    Both senior forward Matt Wilson and junior guard Lonnie Grayson netted over 20 points and set career-highs in scoring.
    Wilson caused problems for the Bulls (6-4) all game as he drew seven fouls. The senior forward finished with a career-best 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting to pair with four boards.
    Grayson caught fire from deep, shooting 5-of-6 from long range. Read More

  • Butte leads Army hockey to shootout victory

    Thanks to a third period goal by sophomore forward Eric Butte, the Army West Point hockey team rallied from behind to force overtime with Robert Morris on Sunday afternoon in Moon Township, Pennyslvania.
    After regulation and 3-on-3 overtimes without scores, the game resulted in a shootout. The Colonials were up first, but junior goalie Trevin Kozlowski pushed aside the shot to poise Army for a shootout victory.
    Butte was up next and found the back of the net for the second time to give Army the bonus point for Atlantic Hockey standings and a 2-1 victory.
    The Black Knights enter the December break with a 12-5-1 overall record and 31 points in league play.

    How it happened
    • Robert Morris scored in the opening minutes of the action on a power play opportunity. Read More

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