Army and Community Sports

  • Army Softball completes sweep at Patriot Classic

    The Army West Point Softball team completed its 5-0 weekend at George Mason’s Patriot Classic with victories over Columbia and Fairfield Sunday.

    The Black Knights improved to 11-4 on the season, while Columbia dropped to 1-6 and Fairfield fell to 2-6.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army is now 4-6 against Columbia in the all-time series and 16-17 versus Fairfield.

    • The Black Knights are currently on an 11-game winning streak.

    • With the win over Columbia, the Cadets defeated a non-conference opponent three times in a single season for the first time when it won against Delaware 4-2, 4-3 and 7-0.

    • Freshman Emily Ballesteros and sophomore Ashley Yoo led the offensive effort on the weekend, hitting at a clip of .412 (7-for-17) with six RBIs each. Read More

  • Women’s Basketball advances to PL Semifinals

    Aliyah Murray’s double-double and Madison Hovren’s 23-point performance propelled the Army West Point Women’s Basketball team to a 83-76 win over Colgate in the Patriot League Quarterfinals on Monday at Christl Arena.

    The third-seeded Black Knights (22-8) move on to play second-seeded Navy on Friday night as the Mids escaped a scare from Lafayette, but had a big fourth quarter to secure the rematch with Army.

    Hovren had a game-high 23 points and added seven boards, while Murray had 12 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the year. Janae McNeal finished with 15 points, while the Morris twins finished with 11 points each. Daizjah Morris helped Army overcome an early deficit and ended up with a team-high four steals. Read More

  • Wrestling finishes fourth at EIWA Championships

    The Army West Point Wrestling team closed out the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships March 4 with a fourth-place finish and qualified two more cadet-athletes for the NCAA Championships at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Senior co-captain Russ Parsons and junior Andrew Mendel each earned a berth to the national tournament, joining senior Samson Imonode.

    It will be Parsons’ third appearance at the NCAA Championships, becoming the 14th Cadet to make three or more appearances at the bid dance.

    Imonode will be making his second showing in as many seasons, while Mendel qualified for the national tournament for the first time in his career.

    Army highlights and match notes

    • The Black Knights placed fourth at the conference tournament for the second year in-a-row. Read More

  • Army clinches home court with win over Lehigh

    The Army West Point Women’s Basketball team was able to overcome a slow start to defeat Lehigh, 70-52, Feb. 25 at Christl Arena.

    The Black Knights (21-7, 12-5 Patriot League) sealed home-court advantage for the Patriot League quarterfinals as one of the top four seeds in the tournament.

    Army started the game by shooting 15.4 percent from the floor in the first quarter and trailed 10-8 headed into the second quarter.

    The ability to crash the glass was prevalent in the second quarter for the Black Knights, as a 12-6 advantage in rebounds helped Army to take a 26-15 lead in the period.

    Sophomore forward Madison Hovren was the key factor over that stretch, pulling down five boards in addition to scoring eight points. Read More

  • Five repeat champions at 61st annual Brigade Boxing Open

    The 61st annual Army West Point Brigade Boxing Open took place Feb. 24 at Crest Hall. There were 13 bouts on the evening at the 2017 BBO, including one forfeit due to an inury to one of the boxers at 185 pounds.

    This year included five repeat BBO champions as sophomore Vonn Grant, juniors Esther Nagila, Anders Freiberg and Christian Bledsoe and senior Curtis Estes won their bouts in consecutive years.

    Here is the list of bouts and winners this year:

    • 119 lbs.—Freshman Isiah Oritz, Company H-2, defeated freshman Rainier Porras, Company E-3;

    • 125 lbs.—Sophomore Carlan Ivey, Co. D-4, defeated freshman Gregory Smith, Co. H-2;

    • 112 lbs. (Women)—Nagila, Co. E-4, defeated freshman Ahliyah Lablue, Co. A-2;

    • 132 lbs.—Grant, Co. Read More

  • Kim places first, Army Golf ninth at Hayt Invite

    The Army West Point Men’s Golf team wrapped up competition at the Hayt Invitational Sunday and finished in ninth.

    The Black Knights finished the third day shooting a score of 295 (+7) for a total score of 886 (+22) on the weekend.

    The three-day invitational was highlighted by a first-place victory from senior Peter Kim who finished 6-under on the weekend for a total of 210 strokes.

    He birdied the final two holes to hold off North Florida’s Phillip Knowles to earn the individual title.


    Position Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total

    1 Peter Kim 72 68 70 210

    T20 Dean Sakata 71 73 76 220

    T68 Justin Pagila 83 75 77 235

    T68 Matt Plunkett 78 85 72 235

    T77 Nick Turner 78 76 85 239

    Coaches corner—Head Coach Brian Watts

    “The team played well all weekend and showed a lot of determination in tough playing conditions. Read More

  • Army Wrestling rallies past Navy on Senior Day

    The Army West Point Wrestling team used a pair of decisions at 197 pounds and heavyweight to secure a 19-14 victory over the Navy Midshipmen in Sunday’s “Star” Match at Christl Arena.

    The Black Knights improved to 7-5 on the season and 5-3 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), while Navy falls to 8-3 and 1-2, respectively.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army improves to 7-49-5 all-time against the Midshipmen.

    • This was the first time the Black Knights defeated Navy in two out of three years since taking three-straight victories from 1960-62.

    • Head Coach Kevin Ward becomes the second coach in program history with multiple wins over Navy, joining LeRoy Alitz.

    • With the win, Ward became the only coach in program history to win two out of his first three star matches. Read More

  • Men’s Basketball stuns Navy after historic comeback

    The Army West Point Men’s Basketball performance at Navy on Feb. 18 was nothing short of a miracle.

    The Black Knights rallied from 25 points down with 13 minutes remaining to register a 71-68 victory over their archrival. The outcome handed Army its first “Star” Game win in three tries and brings the Alumni Trophy back to West Point.

    The Cadets finished the regular season 2-1 against their service-academy foes including a 79-71 triumph over Air Force back on Dec. 7.

    The impressive win ties for the largest comeback in NCAA Division I play this year. Nevada also rallied from 25 points down to beat North Mexico on Jan. 9. It was also the largest comeback in the Army-Navy Game series history. Read More

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  • Women’s Lacrosse downs Marist in season opener

    Led by junior attackman Rachel Hornick’s career-high seven goals, the Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team topped Marist 13-12 in its 2017 season opener Feb. 11 at Michie Stadium.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • The Black Knights won their season opening game for the first time in program history.

    • Hornick led the team with a career-high seven goals and started the game with four straight.

    • Erin Jollota also tallied record numbers in the game as she dished out five assists.

    • Maddie Burns stepped into the game to notch eight critical saves and a team-high five groundballs.

    • Amy Johnston added three points in the game off two goals and a helper, while Morgan Shorts also had two goals. Read More

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