Sports

  • 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

  • Army football falls to Navy in rivalry tilt

    In the 120th installment of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, Army West Point fell to service-academy foe No. 21 Navy, 31-7, Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
    The Black Knights logged 148 yards of total offense opposite the Midshipmen (10-2). In his first collegiate start behind center, junior quarterback Christian Anderson scored Army’s lone touchdown and led the way with a team-best 56 yards on 21 rushes.
    Anderson added 18 yards through the air on a pair of completions. Running backs junior Sandon McCoy and senior Connor Slomka combined for 42 yards on the ground after logging 21 yards apiece.
    On the defensive side of the ball, junior defensive lineman Edriece Patterson, sophomore linebacker Arik Smith and junior linebacker Jeremiah Lowery each set career marks in tackles. Read More

  • Kirk posts academy shot put record at Crowell Open

    The Army West Point track and field team kicked-off its 2019-20 indoor campaign in their home facility on Saturday when they hosted the Crowell Open at Gillis Field House.
    The Black Knights competed against athletes from several schools such as Manhattan, Vasser, Farleigh Dickinson and Molloy College.
    Headlining the performances was junior thrower Geoff Kirk, who broke his own academy record with a shot put throw of 18.36 meters.
    It was a strong showing for several cadets including senior standout Calli McMullen, who claimed victory in each of her three events. Sophomores Justin Young and Emily Mikoud, who both earned Patriot League Rookie of the Meet honors last season, were victorious in their respective events.
    The competition was the first of three home meets for the Black Knights during the indoor season. Read More

  • Wrestling takes top honors at Patriot Open

    The Army West Point wrestling team returned to competition Saturday at the Patriot Open hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The Black Knights earned five individual titles on their way to the top overall team point total.
    “I felt like we performed well,” Head Coach Kevin Ward said. “I was especially proud to see the number of individuals we put into the finals. Sahm (Abdulrazzaq) and (Markus) Hartman both winning their first collegiate tournaments is a big thing for those guys.”
    Ten Cadets made it to respective finals matches on the day, with champions coming at 157 lbs. (sophomore Hartman), 165 lbs. (senior Cael McCormick), 184 lbs. (freshman Abdulrazzaq), 197 lbs. (NC between senior Alex Hopkins and sophomore J.T. Read More

  • Army Football to honor 1st Cavalry Division

    The 2019 Army-Navy Uniform tells the story of the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the birth of air mobility during the Vietnam War. The division is unique in that throughout its existence, the division has served as a Cavalry Division, an Infantry Division, an Air Assault Division and an Armored Division. Army football will honor the past of “First Team!” A story of valor, courage and sacrifice. Inspired, humbled and motivated by the Soldiers that came before them, they will don their patches, adopt their motto’s and hold their deeds close to our hearts. Visit https://firstteam.football/ to read more about the uniform and the history of the first Air mobility Division, 1st Cavalry Division. Watch the Army-Navy Football game Saturday at 3 p.m. Read More

  • Men’s Basketball tops Marist in overtime thriller

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team trailed Hudson Valley Region foe Marist by five with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but managed to rally and defeat the Red Foxes, 66-64, in overtime Saturday in Poughkeepsie, New York.
    Marist’s Braden Bell knocked down a trey with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to the give the Red Foxes the 62-57 advantage. Junior guard Lonnie Grayson answered back almost immediately after, connecting on a 3-ball of his own to cut Marist’s lead back to two.
    The Cadets then forced a jump ball on the ensuing inbound play to regain possession, before senior guard Tommy Funk hit a layup with 11 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.
    The Black Knights had four members reach double-figures. Read More

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