Army and Community Sports

  • 2017-18 cadet club activities

    Taekwondo: The Army West Point Taekwondo team traveled to Princeton, New Jersey, Feb. 25 for its first Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference tournament of the semester, securing second-place overall in Division 1 Taekwondo.
    In the Women’s Black Belt Division, Cadets Taylor Reim, Nicole Nettles and Ashley Rivera won gold for sparring, defeating the Cornell A1 team.
    The Men’s A1 sparring team consisting of Cadets Matthew Galea, Ryan Castilla and Ziwei Peng fought to an exciting finals match with the Navy A1 team, placing second overall in black belt sparring.
    The Men’s A3 sparring team consisting of Cadets Tae Young Kim, Jordan Nettles and Eli Eichenberger placed third in black belt sparring.
    Throughout the tournament, the team saw great performances from Galea, Reim, Rivera and Anthony Chargualaf for knocking out at least one of their opponents throughout the day. Read More

  • Women’s Lacrosse outlasts Siena in OT thriller

    The Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team outlasted Siena, 17-16, in overtime March 3 at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Saints fell to 0-3.
    Army scored the first seven goals of the game, including four in the first four-and-a-half-minutes. Rookie Rilee Scott caged the game’s first two tallies before senior co-captain Amy Johnston recorded a hat trick throughout the first 15 minutes of the contest. She capped the milestone with a woman-up tally with 15:33 remaining in the opening period to hand the Black Knights a seven-goal edge.
    The tide turned from there, however, as Siena netted three-consecutive goals prior to the eight-minute mark. With the score at 7-3, an unexpected stoppage forced the players, coaches and spectators to evacuate Michie Stadium for roughly 30 minutes. Read More

  • Six Black Knight wrestlers place at EIWAs

    The Army West Point Wrestling team saw six of its grapplers on the podium at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships as it finished eighth with 56.5 points on Sunday in Hempstead, New York.
    Sophomores Lucas Weiland and Ben Harvey highlighted the group with fourth-place finishes and earning the team’s two bids to the NCAA Championships.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • Weiland and Harvey qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time in their careers.
    • The Black Knights finished in the top 10 for the fourth straight season and in every season since 1991-92 except for 2013-14.
    • Harvey notched his fifth win over a ranked opponent this season in the consolation semifinals.
    • Lane Peters earned his first podium finish at the EIWA Championships, placing seventh at 133 pounds. Read More

  • Baseball defeats Boston College, finishes perfect weekend

    The Army West Point Baseball team closed out its three-game neutral site weekend with a perfect 3-0 record after earning an 11-1 victory over Boston College Sunday in Cary, North Carolina.
    The Black Knights also defeated Bryant (11-7) on Friday and Niagara (9-5) on Saturday to take the Army West Point Invitational title in Cary.
    For the weekend, the Cadets outscored their opponents 31-13 and compiled 36 hits. Army matched its season-high in runs on Sunday, which it first achieved in Friday night’s win over Bryant. The Black Knights (6-4) were also one hit shy of tying their season-best mark.
    It was an overall solid performance for the Black Knights on Sunday. Starting pitcher Sam Messina led the Army defense on the hill, allowing just five hits, two walks and one run in his seven innings of work. Read More

  • A shot to the head:Five repeat champions at 62nd Boxing Brigade Open

    The 62nd annual Army West Point Boxing Brigade Open took place in front of a packed house Feb. 23 at Crest Hall. There were 13 bouts at the 2018 BBO, and the results included five repeat champions and two boxers who regained championship status.
    This year’s repeat BBO champions were sophomore Isiah Ortiz, juniors Carlan Ivey and Vonn Grant, and seniors Michael Garrett and Anders Freiberg.
    Seniors Egbezien Obiomon and Deshawn Bingham returned to winning prominence after Obiomon won in 2016 but had to drop out last year due to injury and Bingham hadn’t fought in the final since winning in 2015.
    Other highlights of the evening included seven freshman fighting in the finals with Joahcin Taneus and Jackie Chronister earning victories, and senior Derrick Wagoner knocking off senior Christian Bledsoe in the 175-pound bout. Read More

  • No. 9 Lacrosse falls in triple OT to No. 14 Syracuse

    Syracuse’s Ryan Simmons broke free during a clear and scored with 3:21 left in the third overtime as the 14th-ranked Orange came away with an 11-10 victory over the ninth-ranked Black Knights Feb. 24 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.
    Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse (3-1) saw four players record multi-goal games with Conor Glancy leading the way with a hat trick. David Symmes, Sean O’Brien and Nate Jones each had two goals apiece in the loss.
    AJ Barretto finished with seven saves, including two in the overtime periods. John Ragno won 14 faceoffs in 21 attempts for the Black Knights.
    Syracuse (2-1) got goals from nine different players and Nate Solomon and David Lipka had a team best two goals. Read More

  • Gymnastics wins big on Senior Day

    The Army West Point Gymnastics team won big on senior day Feb. 24 with a team score of 385.000.
    Nathan Goff championed the parallel bars and Cole Casanova won the floor exercise to help the Black Knights top Springfield and William & Mary in the final home event of the season.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • Casanova opened the competition with a career-high 13.750 on floor exercise to champion the event.
    • He followed that up with a career-best 13.200 on still rings and another on parallel bars at 13.500.
    • Goff set a new season standard on parallel bars with a 14.050 for a first-place finish.
    • On the rings, Taka Giese turned out a career-high 13.600.
    • Seth Cannon and Alejandro Tombrink both recorded 14.050 on vault for season-highs. Read More

  • Hockey clinches first round bye with Sacred Heart sweep

    The Army West Point Hockey team completed its weekend sweep over Sacred Heart with a 4-3 victory Feb. 24 at Tate Rink.
    With the four-point weekend, Army finished tied for third in Atlantic Hockey standings with 30 points. Holy Cross edged the Black Knights in the tie breaker, but the Black Knights won it over Air Force to earn the fourth-place slot.
    The service academy rivals will renew their rivalry Mar. 9-11 for a best of three series in the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals.
    To purchase tickets, call the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY, visit or go in person to Gate 3 of Michie Stadium.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • Army finished tied for third in Atlantic Hockey standings with 30 points. Read More

  • Late heroics lifts Lacrosse over No. 10 ranked Rutgers

    In a battle between two nationally-ranked teams, the No. 12 Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team scored two goals in the final nine minutes and held on for a 9-7 victory over No. 10 Rutgers Feb. 17 at Michie Stadium.
    Connor DeWitt and Austin Colvin recorded back-to-back goals to break a 7-7 tie with nine minutes left in the fourth. Dom Ricca came up with a big caused turnover on Jules Heningburg late in the game to preserve the 9-7 victory.
    Matt Manown had a career-high four points on two goals and two assists to lead the Black Knights on the offensive end. In all, Army had seven different goal scorers in the game, including two goals from Nate Jones.
    Tommy Coyne led Rutgers with a hat trick and an assist for four points, while Max Edelmann stopped 14 saves in the loss. Read More

  • Wrestling upsets Navy to claim ‘Star’ in Annapolis

    The Army West Point Wrestling team picked up a thrilling 18-15 victory over service-academy rival Navy in the “Star” match Feb. 17 at Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Maryland.
    The Black Knights close out the regular season at 3-6 overall and 2-3 in Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association matches, while the Midshipmen dropped to 8-3 overall and 3-2 in conference duals. Additionally, Army improved to 9-6-2 in the 2017-18 Star Series presented by USAA.
    Trey Chalifoux opened the match with a comeback 6-5 win at 125 pounds after trailing 3-1 at the start of the third period. The Mids won the next three matches, capped by a Corey Wilding pin at 149 pounds to send the home squad to a 12-3 advantage.
    The Black Knights had the heart of their lineup show up in a major way at that point, pulling three upsets to draw even in the dual. Read More

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