Army and Community Sports

  • Date and time announced for Army-Navy Cup VIII

    The return of the Army-Navy Cup to Talen Energy Stadium for the eighth consecutive year was announced by the Philadelphia Union July 8. The 2019 installment of the highly-anticipated service-academy rivalry match will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 11.
    “Philadelphia Union and Talen Energy Stadium are honored to once again host the teams from Army West Point and Navy for Army-Navy Cup VIII,” Tim McDermott, chief business officer for the Philadelphia Union, said. “Since its inception, the event has continued to grow and thrive, and we’re proud to host these great military academies and their fans here at our stadium. The partnership between the Union and Army-Navy Cup is long-running and we look forward to many more years to come.”
    “The Army-Navy Cup serves as the signature event for our Men’s Soccer program, providing a world class venue to compete against our academy rival. Read More

  • Oliver honored by NSCA with Housch Award

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association announced this week that Dr. Jonathan M. Oliver has been selected as the NSCA’s Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award winner for 2019.
    Oliver became the 31st recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 1998. Award winners are selected by a volunteer committee, the Research Committee and past winners.
    Jonathan M. Oliver, Ph.D., CSCS,*D, currently serves as the senior associate athletic airector of high-performance at Army West Point where he oversees Army’s athletic training and strength and conditioning departments as well as the nutrition and analytics program for its more than 1,000 cadet-athletes across 28 sports.
    In addition, Oliver holds a Research Associate appointment within the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) at Auckland University of Technology. Read More

  • Schultz achieves scholar All-American honors

    Senior defender Griffin Schultz achieved Scholar All-American honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
    Schultz is the eighth cadet in Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse history to achieve this high academic distinction.
    “This is an absolutely amazing honor for a tremendous cadet-athlete,” Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Alberici said. “Griffin represented the very best of us on the field and off the field. His efforts made his teammates and the coaching staff better.”
    The defender joins James Yastrzemsky (1997), Craig Massie (2008), Brendan Buckley (2013), Sam Somers (2015), Jimbo Moore (2016), Austin Schultz (2016) and Daniel Grabher (2017) who were also named Scholar All-Americans while on the Black Knights’ roster.
    Of Army’s eight Scholar All-Americans, seven have been during Alberici’s tenure. Read More

  • Sullivan earns inaugural Rugby 7s award

    After a stellar spring rugby 7s season, rising senior Sam Sullivan has been awarded the inaugural Prusmack Award by the United States Rugby Foundation as the top female collegiate 7s player in the country.
    “She just works her tail off and flat out outworks people,” Women’s Rugby Head Coach Bill LeClerc said. “When she got here [to USMA], she had never played rugby before and she has just grown exponentially and look what she’s done with it. All we’ve done as coaches is pointed her in the right direction and she took off.”
    Sullivan continued to shine for the Black Knights on the pitch, completing a phenomenal 2018-19 campaign by helping lead Army to the finals of the Collegiate Rugby Championships in June, while garnering Tournament MVP honors. Read More

  • Army Football welcomes Class of 2023

    Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken has announced a recruiting class of 76 athletes participating in Reception Day at West Point.
    The Class of 2023 marks Monken’s fifth full recruiting class and includes players from 25 states.
    West Point officially welcomed its newest freshman class on Monday for the start of Cadet Basic Training.
    Monken was proud of his staff for the hardwork they put in to get the Class of 2023 to West Point. The State of Texas has the most incoming members of the Class of 2023 with 12 joining the brotherhood.
    Army welcomed 11 players from Georgia and six from California. Five recruits are from Florida and North Carolina, while four each are from Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Read More

  • Army sets record for Director’s Cup finish

    Army West Point Athletics is celebrating its highest finish in the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings following a great 2018-19 season for the Black Knights.
    The Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup final standings were released on June 28. Stanford secured its 25th overall Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup back on June 12 and finished 2018-19 with 1567.75 total points after the College World Series.
    Army finished in 75th place in the standings that feature 295 NCAA Division I schools that qualify for the cup.
    The Black Knights ended up with 395.5 total points. Army’s previous record was 80th place in 2004-05. The Black Knights jumped up from 106th in 2017-18.
    The Black Knights claimed seven conference titles overall with six coming in the Patriot League. Read More

  • Gibson competes at USATF U20 Championship

    Army West Point freshman Jamir Gibson competed at the USA Track and Field Under-20 Outdoor Track and Field Championship June 22 and Sunday. The national competition serves as a selection process for the Pan American Games, which will take place in Costa Rica from July 18-20. The top-two finishers from each event qualify for Team USA. Gibson began his weekend placing fifth in the discus throw with a mark of 56.04 meters. On Sunday, Gibson competed in the shot put, posting a mark of 19.01 meters in the 6kg competition. By finishing third, Gibson will serve as an alternate for Team USA at the U20 Pan American Games. He would travel with the team only in the event of an emergency replacement. Read More

  • Lachina named to USA Rugby Squad

    USA Rugby head coach JD Stephenson announced the roster for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Men’s Sevens team June 21. Among the 12 players named was former Army West Point Men’s Rugby captain, Jake Lachina. Lachina captained the men’s rugby team during the 2017-18 season. He was a two-time All-Rugby East player (2016-17 First Team, 2017-18 Second Team), as well as a two-time USA Rugby All-American Honorable Mention (’16-’17,’17-18) recipient. The PanAm Games will take place in Lima, Peru from July 26-Aug. 11. Read More

  • Milligan named head Softball coach

    Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has announced the hiring of Cheryl Milligan as the new head softball coach June 19.
    Milligan brings a wealth of experience in collegiate softball as she was the head coach at Division III Tufts University for 15 years before joining Army’s coaching staff last season as an assistant coach.
    “I am thrilled that Cheryl will be leading our softball program,” Buddie said. “Her record of success running a national caliber program and her obvious commitment to developing leaders of character made her a perfect fit for our department.”
    Under Milligan, Tufts became the first team in NCAA Division III history to win three consecutive national championships from 2013-2015.
    “I’m very honored to be the next softball coach at Army West Point,” Milligan said. Read More

  • Hurtubise earns ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors

    Army West Point Baseball saw junior centerfielder Jacob Hurtubise selected as an ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I Second Team All-American.
    The junior became Army’s first All-American since Joey Henshaw (second team) and Clint Moore (third team) were honored in 2009.
    Hurtubise, the 2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, littered Army’s records book after breaking the program’s single-season runs (71), walks (69) and stolen base (45) records.
    The speedy centerfielder set a new Patriot League career stolen bases and walks mark with 105 and 141, respectively, as well.
    The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I Gold Glove finalists were announced on Monday. In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams were announced on Wednesday.
    The ABCA/Rawlings Pitchers of the Year will be announced Monday, June 24, followed by the ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year on Wednesday, June 26. Read More

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