Army and Community Sports

  • 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

  • Men’s Lacrosse stymies UMass in opener

    The Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second quarter and never looked back in a 9-2 win over Massachusetts to open its 100th season Feb. 11 in Amherst, Massachusetts.

    The Black Knights (1-0) were led by a trio of scorers as Cole Johnson, David Symmes and Matthew Donovan each had two goals apiece.

    A total of seven players had goals in the win. AJ Barretto was spectacular in net with seven saves and allowing only two goals in just over three quarters of action.

    UMass (0-1) saw Gianni Bianchin and Dan Mueller score its two goals and fell to the Black Knights for the third-straight season. D.J. Smith did his job in net with 12 saves on the day. Read More

  • Softball tops Nevada for first win in 2017

    Freshman Katie Ontiveros hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Army West Point softball team the lead in an eventual 6-5 victory over Nevada on Sunday in the Lion Classic at North Oak Park in Hammond, Louisiana.

    Army grabs its first win of the season to move to 1-4, while Nevada drops to 3-2.

    Along with the three runs batted in by Ontiveros, sophomore Izzy Gates picked up a pair of RBIs, while senior Alee Rashenskas and sophomore Nena Riccoboni each totaled two hits, with Rashenskas going a perfect 2-for-2 from the dish and drawing a walk.

    Sophomore Renee Poirier tossed all seven innings and retired three batters via strikeout to pick up her first win of the year. Read More

  • Andrle’s overtime winner lifts Hockey past Niagara

    As the Army West Point Hockey team neared the end of overtime against Niagara Feb. 11, Conor Andrle netted the game-winning goal on a rebound following Zach Evancho’s initial attempt with 41 seconds remaining for a 5-4 victory over the Purple Eagles at Tate Rink.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army earned four points in its weekend sweep over Niagara. The Black Knights improved to 15-11-4 overall and 13-9-2 in the AHA.

    • The Cadets now boast 28 points in the league to rank third.

    • This was the Black Knights’ first overtime win since facing Niagara last season on Jan. 30.

    • C.J. Reuschlein netted two in the game, one coming on the power play.

    • This was Army’s first power play goal since Jan. Read More

  • Army Gymnastics claim “Star” over Navy

    Trailing 198.50-198.30 after three events, the Army West Point Gymnastics team claimed the final two events (parallel bars and high bar) to turn back Navy, 405.85-403.00, in the annual “Star” Series Feb. 4 at Gross Sports Center.

    Army highlights and match notes

    • Nathan Goff and Leo Genders set the pace winning pommel horse (13.95) and high bar (14.6), respectively, as the No. 13 Black Knights’ depth proved the difference as the No. 11 Midshipmen claimed four individual winners along with the all-around champion.

    • The Black Knights saw four competitors notch scores over 14.00 on the vault.

    • Army topped Navy in the parallel bars by a close score of 67.45-66.40.

    How it happened

    • Army began the meet on the floor with Seth Cannon leading the way with a score of 13.5. Read More

  • DA, AWPAA enter agreement to support USMA intercollegiate athletics program

    Army West Point Athletics Association Press Release

    The Department of the Army and the Army West Point Athletics Association have officially entered into a cooperative agreement that allows the AWPAA to provide support to the intercollegiate athletics program at the U.S. Military Academy.

    The result of this agreement will be a more agile athletics program that fully supports the mission of the U.S. Military Academy and more than 1,000 cadet athletes competing across 30 intercollegiate sports.

    “We’re thankful to Congress and the Secretary of the Army for making this possible,” U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen said. “This change will result in an even greater opportunity to develop our cadet athletes into leaders of character for the defense of our nation.”

    The AWPAA is a non-profit organization approved under IRS Code 501(c)(3). Read More

  • Women’s Track and Field beats Navy

    The Army West Point Women’s Track and Field team defeated Navy to win its third Army-Navy indoor meet star in a row by a score of 100-81 Feb. 4 at Gillis Field House.

    This was the first time in 22 years that Army has swept Navy in both a men’s and women’s track and field event

    Army highlights and game notes

    Track events:

    • In the mile Abby Halbrook took a commanding lead finishing first with a time of 4:58.40. She was followed closely by Cassie Mundekis who had a time of 5:02.11.

    • In the 60 meter hurdles it was Lynne Mooradian with a season best time of 8.83 seconds. She was joined by Skyler Goss who placed fourth with a time of 9.60 seconds. Read More

  • Women’s Basketball shoots past Loyola

    The Army West Point Women’s Basketball team earned its second straight win with a 67-48 defeat of Patriot League-rival Loyola Feb. 4 at Christl Arena.

    Army improves to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in the Patriot League with the victory, while Loyola slips to 9-13 and 5-6. The Black Knights’ 19-point win was its largest Patriot League victory of the season, topping their previous high of eight points.

    Sophomore Madison Hovren netted a game-high 28 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season.

    Junior Daizjah Morris scored 12 points and tallied four steals, while Destinee Morris also totaled 12 points.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army improves to 9-5 all-time versus Loyola and moves to 8-1 against the Greyhounds in Patriot League regular-season contests. Read More

  • Men’s Track and Field breaks drought to Navy

    The Army West Point Men’s Track and Field team broke a five-year lull as it took down the Midshipmen by a score of 97-84 Feb. 4 at Gillis Field House.

    With both men’s and women’s teams winning, it was the first time in 22 years that Army has swept Navy at a track and field event.

    Army highlights and game notes

    Track events:

    • In the mile, Keagan Smith pulled ahead to set a team season best, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:08.23. Senior captain Trevor Touchton placed second with a time of 4:09.27.

    • In the 60-meter hurdles, senior Nick Beavers set a team season best (8.15 seconds) in his second place finish. Ross Puritty come in a close third with a time of 8.22 seconds. Read More

  • Army Wrestling repeats as All-Academy champions

    The Army West Point Wrestling team defended its title at the All-Academy Championships, posting a first-place finish with 103.5 points and three individual champions Sunday from Navy’s Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Maryland.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • This was Army’s fourth All-Academies title.

    • Army won back-to-back All-Academy Championships for the first time in program history.

    • Eight Black Knights advanced to championship matches, the most of any team.

    • Freshman Trey Chalifoux (125 lbs.) and seniors Russ Parsons (157 lbs.) and Trevor Smith (285 lbs.) won individual titles.

    • Chalifoux and Smith won their first-career tournament titles.

    • Senior co-captain Logan Everett earned his 10th-career pin 25 seconds into his quarterfinal bout.

    • Junior Matt Kelly documented the first technical fall of his career with a 15-0 victory in the quarterfinals. Read More

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