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Not Your Average Freshmen - 9/5/2014
The moment Conor Andrle walked through the doors of the Eisenhower Hall Theatre on Registration Day at West Point, he knew his life was about to change forever. "I'll never forget, all the hockey guys walked in the front door together, and the military aspect comes at you at once. Everyone's screaming and yelling, and you have to hurry up to get from issue point to issue point," Andrle said. "It was a crazy experience going from being a civilian to walking through this door and being initiated into the military. It's a day I don't remember a lot that happened. I just remember being like, `What's next? I have no idea what's coming.'" ...
By Jen Dobias, collegehockeynews.com

Minato trades bombs with NBA star Curry - 8/18/2014
Kelsey Minato has done plenty in an Army basketball uniform. A two-time Patriot League player of the year in two seasons at West Point, the junior has also played in the NCAA tournament and scored an academy-record 49 points in a February game against Holy Cross. Monday afternoon, Minato felt like she had to pinch herself when she wound up in a 3-point shooting competition with NBA star Stephen Curry as part of the USA Basketball Men's National Team tour of West Point. ...
By William Montgomery, Times Herald-Record

Team USA salutes, entertains at West Point - 8/19/2014
All 16 players vying to be chosen for the final 12 spots on Team USA's roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup know they have pretty fortunate lives. But that point was hit home for them Monday morning when, soon after arriving at West Point to spend the day and hold a practice at the United States Military Academy, they spent time at the cemetery with the families of soldiers who have lost their lives in battle. ...
By Tim Bontemps, New York Post

Men's National Team Holds Practice At West Point After Meeting With Cadets - 8/18/2014
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski had planned for his team to get a good run in Monday afternoon when they practiced at West Point following a tour of the U.S. Military Academy and meet-and-greet with the cadets. However, following a solemn visit to West Point Cemetery and a morning of bonding with cadets and officers, Krzyzewski said he decided to call an audible. What was scheduled to be a two-hour practice was more a mix of practice and play with the cadets ...
By usab.com

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point - 8/18/2014
On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. In much of the basketball world, he's Coach K. Around here, he's Mike Krzyzewski, Army class of 1969. Krzyzewski returned to his alma mater on Monday with the U.S. national team, which toured the campus, ate lunch with cadets in the mess hall and held an open practice for military personnel and families ...
By Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press

Dignacco is in the Army now - 8/16/2014
Nick Dignacco listened to the thrilling tales of his uncle, David Selden, but thought he'd never want a part of that life. Now Dignacco is following his uncle into the U.S. Army. "My uncle's a Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Forces)," said Dignacco, a left-handed relief pitcher with the Spokane Indians ...
By Chris Derrick, The Spokesman-Review

Next time you hear "hero," think of Thul - 7/20/2014
You've never heard of your hero. Perhaps that only adds to his mystique, his myth. He's not this conspicuous sports specimen. He's seldom on the sports page -- he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. But meet Garrett Thul. In fact, have a seat with him here, in his quiet dorm room. You'll learn all about him -- you'll even learn a little something about yourself. And you'll get a new hero out of the deal ...
By Benjamin Hochman, The Denver Post

Former Williams assistant App returning as head basketball coach - 7/20/2014
When Mike Maker left Williams to take the Marist men's basketball job, a reporter contacted former Williams assistant coach Kevin App to see if he was interested. "It would be an honor if Williams would have an interest in me," App responded on Facebook. Twelve days later, App has that job. Williams made it official Saturday afternoon that App, 28, would be the 12th basketball coach in school history ...
by Howard Herman, Berkshire Eagle Staff

Lizards' Tim Henderson splits time with Army career - 7/15/2014
When Lizards defender Tim Henderson gave notice that he would miss his team's July 3 home game, it was with good reason. He had a scheduling conflict with his other job -- helping to defend his country. Henderson, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, is based at Fort Hood, Texas, but flies out for Lizards games, which are mostly on weekends. He has played ...
by Peter Cappiello, newsday.com

Army, Kyle Wilson Won't Sneak Up on Patriot League in 2014-15 - 7/3/2014
The Black Knights of the Hudson ran out to a 6-1 start in the Patriot League before finishing 10-8 in 2014. But with almost all of its offense back in the fold, Zach Spiker's team isn't surprising anyone...
by Jimmy Kelley, midmajormadness.com

Colts' Josh McNary: From cannon-cocker to linebacker - 7/3/2014
Josh McNary's path to the NFL was the one less traveled. When the Indianapolis Colts called to offer a contract two years ago he was gainfully employed as a U.S. Army fire direction officer. As such, he plotted and commanded fire missions on the gun line of a 155-millimeter artillery battery whose cannons heaved lethal 100-pound projectiles as far as 19 miles downrange...
by Phil Richards, Indianapolis Star

Titans G Bob Mischak, 'AFL Original,' Dies - 6/26/2014
We have sad news for all long-time fans of the Jets, which in this case means fans of the Titans of New York. Guard Bob Mischak, the very first all-star in franchise history, died this morning in Orinda, CA, at the age of 81. Mischak was a New York area athlete from the start. He was born in Newark, NJ, and played scholastically at Union (NJ) High School -- which made him part of the inaugural induction into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. For his college football, he went to Army -- recruited to go there by then assistant coach Vince Lombardi ...
by Randy Lange, Editor-in-Chief, newyorkjets.com

Special trio of kids get day to remember for HOPE Week - 6/18/2014
It was a rare thing that happened in the Yankees' clubhouse on Wednesday. Manager Joe Girardi sat down where his interrogators usually fire their questions, while three kids joined him. Then Quinn Ostergren, Ryan Tucker and Sean Callahan all signed a one-day contract with the Yankees, joining the ranks of legends from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter ...
by Jake Kring-Schreifels, MLB.com

Monken's Mission - 6/14/2014
Of all of the traits new head football coach Jeff Monken has brought to the United States Military Academy, perspective might be his most important. Fresh off a run at Georgia Southern that included three consecutive trips to the national semifinals and ended with a historic triumph over Florida, Monken has a direct energy and persistence that should resonate well at West Point. He leads by example, ...
by BJ Bennett, SouthernPigskin.com

Former Army Football Player Wins McArthur Leadership Award - 6/9/2014
Capt. Matthew Weisner has always been part of a team and looked upon as a leader. From his days at Our Lady of Lourdes high school in Poughkeepsie, New York, to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the former offensive lineman has lead the way for many on the football field as well as the battlefield ...
by Staff Sgt. Terrance Payton, DVIDS.com

Alejandro Villanueva's Long NFL Path - 5/22/2014
Lieutenant Alejandro Villanueva, a 23-year-old former Army football player and rifle platoon leader of the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, gathered his troops to act on the call ...
by Ashley Fox, ESPN.com

(VIDEO) FOX News: Former Army Ranger Villanueva Getting NFL Shot With Eagles - 5/15/2014

From The Army To The NFL: What A Year For Colts' Josh McNary - 5/7/2014
Ryan Grigson and his personnel departments have found hidden gems from a variety of spots. Josh McNary has one of the more unique stories and the Colts inside linebacker added to that story with a successful end to his rookie NFL season ...
by Kevin Bowen, Colts.com

Eagles Sign U.S. Army Ranger Ali Villanueva - 5/5/2014
First Lt. Alejandro Villanueva is getting his shot at the NFL. The 6-foot-9, 277-pound U.S. Army Ranger signed a rookie free-agent contract to play defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Monday. Villanueva, 25, spent the last four years as an active member of the Army, serving in three tours in Afghanistan ...
by Kevin Patra, NFL.com

(VIDEO) Glesener Is A Force For Army Lacrosse - 5/2/2014

Former Mustangs QB Kauffman Vying For Starting Role Under New Era At Army - 4/30/2014
The last time Army's football team took home bragging rights against its armed forces rival Navy, Matthew Kauffman was barely a first grader - 13 years ago. But Army's futility stretches much farther than that, and during his time at West Point, the former McAllen Memorial quarterback quickly learned that is not in line with the Black Knights' standards ...
by Alex E. Pena, 956sports.com

Lindner Shining On Diamond In First Year At Army - 4/25/2014
Kris Lindner has made a seamless transition to Division I baseball. The former West Carteret standout has shined in his first season at Army, ranking among the team's top batters and earning a Patriot League Rookie of the Week honor ...
by J.J. Smith, Carteret County (N.C.) News-Times

Before Minor League Hockey, McKelvie Played Defense For U.S. Army - 4/25/2014
With rare exceptions, a North American hockey player's path to the pros follows a template: You develop your game with a college or major-junior team and then head directly to a pay-for-play circuit. Of the 22 North Americans on the Alaska Aces' postseason roster, 11 guys went the college route, nine took the major-junior journey and one - center Jordan Morrison - did both. Zach McKelvie is the outlier ...
by Doyle Woody, Anchorage Ledger-Inquirer


Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/04/24/3071918/before-minor-league-hockey-mckelvie.html#storylink=cpy

Wings' Thul Living The Dream As Infantry Officer And Pro Lacrosse Player - 4/21/2014
Young boys often have similar dreams about their futures. Many want to be a professional athlete, firefighter, astronaut or soldier. Many of these dreams die when they reach school age, and different career paths are forged for them. For Garrett Thul, more than one of his childhood dreams are coming true ...
by Andrew Albert, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Army's Cook Defies Naysayers - 4/16/2014
Don't be surprised when Army's Connor Cook gets lost in a snarl of lacrosse traffic because he likes it that way. Cook has heard the comments for years about how he's too short to be a good player in Division I lacrosse, and yet the 5-foot-5 attackman seems especially pleased to defy his detractors and prove himself worthy among players of taller stature ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Army Veteran Giving NFL One Last Shot - 4/14/2014
He only catches your eye in the first place because of his raw size. Then, you find out the magnitude of First Lieutenant Allejandro Villanueva's story dwarfs even that 6-foot-9 frame. Two-hundred-and-forty players were invited here, to Ford Field, this past weekend for the NFL's Super Regional Combine. Unlike some of the regionals, this one isn't such a mixed bag when it comes to skill level, since players have to qualify ...
by Albert Breer, NFL.com

Poling Becomes Winningest Coach In Army Men's Tennis History - 4/15/2014
Thanks to his team's 4-3 win at Navy on Saturday, Army men's tennis head coach Jim Poling became the program's career wins leader with 177 victories at West Point ...
by Army Athletic Communications

Sincero Shines In Senior Day Win Over Navy - 4/12/2014
It didn't matter that it was the Star Game, the biggest match of the season. (Bobby) Sincero gave up a goal on Navy's first shot of the game but then settled in to make eight stops to backstop Army's dominating 14-7 Patriot League victory, extending its win streak over the Midshipmen to a record six games ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

(VIDEO) Garrett Thul '13 Scores The No. 6 Play On SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays

Once A Warrior, Wilton's Sam Somers Is Now A Black Knight - 3/36/2014
In Sam Somers' words, his freshman year at Army was overwhelming as he adjusted to the military and academic demands expected of any cadet while still playing lacrosse. But the 2011 Wilton graduate was never deterred in his quest to become the Black Knights' starting goaltender ...
by Bob Birge, The Hour (Norwalk, Conn.)

From Army To Infield: Not Much Rust For Moore - 3/23/2014
One of the more interesting players in the Padres' Minor League camp this spring arrived in Peoria, Ariz., with a pretty unique title: Meet Clint Moore, infielder and First Lieutenant in the Army ...
by Corey Brock, MLB.com

Hazlett Grows Into Excellent Army Leader - 3/24/2014
Army senior swingman Jen Hazlett was on fire. She swished a 17-footer on Army's first trip downcourt. She swished a 3-pointer from the wing 46 seconds later and Army had its first lead of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, 5-4, against 11th-ranked Maryland on its home court Sunday afternoon ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Dave Magarity Has West Point Women Dancing - 3/23/2014
The cell phone reception wasn't great, but you weren't going to hear Dave Magarity complain about that. The bus was at a rest stop just last the Maryland border, his players were off stretching their legs and buying bottles of water, and it all felt like the best shade of Nirvana for Magarity ...
by Mike Vaccaro, New York Times

Glesener's Devotion To Craft Pays Dividends For Army - 3/19/2014
Army men's lacrosse coach Joe Alberici finds it hard to believe that, at a school that places so many demands upon its thousands of future military officers, a player can be as maniacally devoted to his craft as junior attackman John Glesener ...
by Gary Lambrecht, Lacrosse Magazine

Schrezman Signifies Army's Focus, Resilience - 3/18/2014
Olivia Schretzman was about 7 when she attended her first basketball camp. She performed drills inside Army's home court of Christl Arena, her parents' future home, one day her home. Yup, she knew. She knew at least as early as the seventh grade, maybe earlier, that she wanted to attend the United States Military Academy ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

In Army's Second NCAA Bid, A Bittersweet Connection To The First - 3/17/2014
Before the N.C.A.A. women's tournament bracket was revealed Monday night, Army Coach Dave Magarity could not predict the Black Knights' seed. He did not seem to care, either. All that mattered was that they were in the tournament ...
by Zach Schonbrun, New York Times

Inspired By Maggie's Spirit, Black Knights Refuse To Lose - 3/11/2014
Sometimes things just happen the way they are supposed to in sports. There is not always an easy explanation for why, or how, but rather some other phenomenon -- happenstance, fate, whatever. So it was early in the week that Holy Cross women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons texted his Army counterpart Dave Magarity. The words floated off Gibbons' phone, like a butterfly. "Maggie will be smiling if we both get to West Point,'' it said ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

(VIDEO) Women's Basketball's Jen Hazlett: Off The Record - 3/11/2014

Kelsey Minato Featured In Sports Illustrated's Faces In The Crowd - 3/3/2014|
Minato, a sophomore guard at Army, went 26 for 26 from the line in a 92-85 loss to Holy Cross to set an NCAA women's record for consecutive and total free throws in a game. At week's end she was averaging 21.7 points and hitting 91.8-percent of her foul shots. In 2013, Minato became the first Patriot League athlete to be named player and rookie of the year ...

Hockey Weekend Across America: Riley Coaching Legacy Still Strong At West Point - 3/2/2014
The history of college hockey is replete with lengthy tenures by some of the game's great coaches. But for more than 60 years, one family has led the hockey program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. It's a lineage that has outlasted almost every other in the world of sports ...
by Tal Pinchevsky, NHL.com

Wounded Warriors' Stories Resonate With Army Men's Lacrosse - 2/24/2014
On Friday night, the teams from Army, Furman and Catholic gathered for dinner on Catholic's campus and to hear two former Army lacrosse players tell their stories. They weren't normal stories ...
by Christian Swezey, Inside Lacrosse

Army To Add Division I Women's Lacrosse In 2015-16 - 2/24/2014
Athletic Director Boo Corrigan announced that Army will add women's lacrosse beginning with the 2015-16 academic year. The Black Knights will be the second military academy to sponsor women's lacrosse after Navy began playing at the Division I level in 2008 ...
by Danielle Bernstein, Inside Lacrosse

Army Destined For Last Place, But Greater Mission Puts Things In Perspective - 2/19/2014
Last Saturday, trailing 4-1 with under 10 minutes left in the third, they rallied send their road game against second-place Bentley to overtime. While they ultimately fell in the extra frame, absolutely nobody walked out thinking this team was worthy of a 12th-place finish ...
by Dan Rubin, USCHO.com

(VIDEO) Sage Steele Profiles Her Father, Former West Point Football Player Gary Steele, In SportsCenter Piece - 2/18/2014

(VIDEO) Army's Jimbo Moore (Lacrosse) Featured In Hometown Piece Following Win At VMI - 2/16/2014

Nine Innings With Army's Matt Reid - 2/10/2014
In his sixth season at Army, Matt Reid (left) became the top assistant in 2010 and was named associate head coach prior to the 2011 season. This past September, Reid was named interim head coach. Reid recently took time to answer our questions ...
by Sean Ryan, CollegeBaseballInsider.com

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Network Features Army Women's Basketball Star Kelsey Minato - 2/8/2014

It's A Game They Should Win, But Don't Tell Army That - 2/7/2014
They will throw the records away Saturday as they always do whenever Army and Navy tussle, regardless of sport, regardless of season. For the past 12 years, that has been the saving grace for Army whenever West Point and Annapolis have met on the football field ... though, truthfully, even pretending to be 0-0 hasn't helped much ...
by Mike Vaccaro, New York Post

RMC, West Point Prepare To Renew Ancient Hockey Rivalry - 1/23/14
As much as he's delighted that what was once hockey's longest ongoing international series has been restored -- and as pleased as he is to be bringing his team to Kingston to renew it Saturday -- the annual game between Royal Military College and West Point will be bittersweet for Army coach Brian Riley ...
by Claude Scilley, KingstonSports.com

12-Year-Old Dylan Weaver Serves As Honorary Wrestling Coach - 1/17/2014
The Army wrestling team welcomed 12-year-old Dylan Weaver to its practice on Thursday, Jan. 16, where he helped conduct the training session alongside his younger brother, Damian. An avid wrestler, Dylan was diagnosed with a heart defect in late November and will undergo open-heart surgery next week ...
by Harrison Antognioni, Army Athletic Communications

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Features Army Women's Basketball Head Coach Dave Magarity - 1/11/2014

Army-Air Force Series 'So Much Bigger Than The Games' - 1/9/2014
On Jan. 15, 2011, Army senior Cody Omilusik was cut by a slash. Instead of leaving the game against Air Force, the forward was stitched up by his dad. He returned and scored three goals in the match, including the game-winning, empty-net tally. That game took place before freshman C.J. Reuschlein joined Army, but he's heard the tale ...
by Jashvina Shah, New York Hockey Journal

McNary Brings Army Experience To NFL - 1/8/2014
Being across the line and having to defend offenses run by NFL quarterbacks like Tom Brady may scare some rookies, but not Josh McNary. The Indianapolis Colts linebacker trained for far greater challenges off the field as a solider at Fort Hood ...
by Albert Alvarado, Fort Hood Herald

Army Introduces New Football Coach In First Step Towards Turnaround - 12/31/2013
Army introduced Jeff Monken as its football coach Monday while acknowledging that more than another change at the top is needed to restore a once-proud program that has had one winning season since 1996 ...
by Tom Pedulla, New York Times

Monken Born To Coach, Just Like His Whole Family - 12/31/2013
Jeff Monken
was born to be a football coach, his mother Nancy said. Nancy Monken recalled the first two planters sent to her hospital room -- celebrating Jeff's birth in April 1967 -- had footballs in them ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Army Tasks Monken With Rebuilding Football Program - 12/31/2013
Jeff Monken
didn't dodge the question. Monken admitted he was pulling for his good friend Ken Niumatalolo and Navy against Army earlier this month. He watched the Midshipmen win their 12th straight game in the rivalry. Monken helped start and build the streak as a Navy assistant coach from 2002-07 ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Gen. Caslen Expects Smarter, Tougher Team - 12/31/2013
West Point's superintendent delivered a scathing critique of Army football teams and Rich Ellerson's coaching run at Monday's introductory news conference for new head coach Jeff Monken. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, named superintendent in July, talked long and fast about Army's deficiencies under Ellerson ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Army Introduces Football Coach Jeff Monken - 12/31/2013
A week after his hire, Jeff Monken was formally introduced as Army's new coach on Monday. Monken is the 37th coach of the Black Knights, and he inherits a program that went 3-9 this season, ending the campaign with a 34-7 loss to Navy. Monken arrives at West Point from Georgia Southern ...
by Associated Press

Stichweh Scores A Coup - 12/5/2013
It was Dec. 7, 1963 and a pall had been cast on the circumstances surrounding that year's Army-Navy game. Just two weeks prior, President John F. Kennedy had been ruthlessly assassinated while riding in his motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas. As the horrific sequence of gunfire rang out along a grassy southern knoll, an entire nation was wrenched to its knees ...
by Army Athletics

How 1963 Army-Navy Game Helped Nation Heal From Death Of President John F. Kennedy - 11/22/2013
Roger Staubach was in Bancroft Hall at the Naval Academy 50 years ago today, preparing to go to his thermodynamics class. Up at West Point, Rollie Stichweh was making his way across campus to his electrical engineering class. Together, the two opposing quarterbacks were moving toward the following Saturday's Army-Navy game ...
by Hank Gola, New York Daily News

Kerry Horan, Nicole Perri Getting Their Points Across - 11/21/2013
Life for West Point cadets is not easy ... Still, two locals have managed to make time for their athletic endeavors, excelling on the Black Knights' volleyball team this season ...
by Dan DeFrancesco, LoHud.com

Army's D.J. Phee Digs Playing Libero - 11/21/2013
The Patriot League Network takes a look at the record-setting career of Army senior volleyball player D.J. Phee ...

Second Lieutenant Ellis Makes His Mark - 11/20/2013
As Army warmed up for its home opener against NJIT last Friday, Ella Ellis felt at home. He took a couple of shots to get loose, then snapped some passes off and he was in the flow. The team soon went back into the locker room and reappeared a couple minutes before tip-off. Like the rest of the Black Knights, Ellis was now in uniform ...
by Raymond Curren, MidMajority.com

Jet's Special Teams Coach Ben Kotwica Goes From Front Line To Sideline - 11/19/2013
Tony Coaxum remembers a moment in fall 1996 during his freshman year at West Point, he says fully embodies Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica ...
by Kristian Dyer, Metro.us (New York)

At Army, Players Need A Toughness That Goes Beyond The Normal Value - 11/14/2013
There is no correct formula for a coach to determine when his team is on the verge of becoming great. On paper, a team can be the greatest in his program's history, but their season can be derailed for a multitude of reasons. A team can look at their schedule and assume the worst, then defy those expectations and become the definition of a Cinderella story ...
by Dan Rubin, USCHO.coom

Mac Lalor Draws Inpiration From Dad's NHL Playing Days - 11/13/2013
Army junior Mac Lalor, it seems, may not have had a whole lot of choice when it came to picking his position in hockey ... Truth is, Mac Lalor may not have had much say when it came to his sport of choice, either ...
by Allen Lessels, New York Hockey Journal

Parker Gahagen Takes The Long Journey To West Point - 11/12/2013
Five years ago, Army goaltender Parker Gahagen didn't know what his future was going to hold. He was playing in the Western New York Varsity Federation Hockey championship game at Buffalo State College when his skate got stuck in the ice and he dislocated his kneecap ...
by Matt Ondesko, MetroWesternNewYork.com

I've Been Nearly Everywhere, Man - 11/12/2013
For years, my colleague Gene Wojciechowski and I had a running argument about which of us had covered a story at the most FBS schools. Finally, after years of ribbing, we added them up. Let's just say I not only won, but I covered the spread ...
by Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com

Academics And Athletics Pay Off For Army Football - 11/12/2013
Hayden Tippett sat in his "Critical Thought" class at West Point and listened as he was briefed about international opportunities for cadets this past summer ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

(VIDEO) SNY Veteran's Day Piece Featuring Army Golf - 11/11/2013

Thomas Holloway: Overcoming The Odds - 11/9/2013
Known as the epitome of perfection to his teammates and classmates, Thomas Holloway has earned his place as a leader on and off the field at the United States Military Academy. The senior linebacker has taken on many roles since stepping onto the West Point Campus in 2010, including team co-captain and the head chair for the Student Athletic Advisory Council ...
by Amanda Niglia, Army Athletic Communications

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Football Essay - Dick Hall's West Point Legacy - 11/9/2013

Army Football Q&A With Anthony Stephens - 11/9/2013
The following question and answer session comes to you from senior football player Anthony Stephens ...

Black Knights Look To Build On Success - 10/16/2013
The previous four Army men's basketball coaches were unable to do what Zach Spiker did in his fourth season at West Point last year. He is perhaps one more big season from Army athletic director Boo Corrigan fielding phone calls from prospective schools gauging interest in the fresh-faced 37-year-old coach ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Terry Baggett Continues Army's Rich Tradition At Running Back - 10/14/2013
Terry Baggett's name might not command the reverence shown to Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis in Army football lore. But Baggett sure did earn his spot in the record book ...
by Eric Olson, Associated Press

No Longer Part Of Scenery, Army's Miller Stars - 10/13/2013
Colby Miller never considered quitting because, well, he never quit anything. He would have been excused for taking a quiet walk out of the Army football program. It probably wouldn't even have fallen under the category of quitting He wasn't wanted ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Michael Kime: The Evolution Of A Relationship - 10/12/2013
Black Knight senior offensive tackle Michael Kime began playing football competitively in the fourth grade. His school district in Zionsville, Ind., deemed fourth grade the appropriate time for a child to begin playing contact sports, which left Kime more than eager to step on the gridiron for the first time ...
by Harrison Antognioni, Army Athletic Communications

Army Football Q&A With Tyler Dickson - 10/12/2013
The following question and answer session comes to you from senior football player Tyler Dickson ...

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Football Essay - Michael Kime - 10/12/2013

Berkeley Prep Twins Excel At West Point - 10/9/2013
Berkeley Prep football coach Dominick Ciao made his best call for Jordan and Julian Crockett as time was running out in their high school careers. Four years ago, the twin brothers from Wesley Chapel were sending their highlight videos to college recruiters when Ciao urged them to include the military academies ...
by Bob Bellone, The Tampa Tribune

Penguins To Chase Stanley Cup With The Same Faces - 9/30/2013
Sidney Crosby leaned down to unlace his skates in the locker room after a spirited practice at Army's Tate Rink, then glanced around and smiled at all the familiar faces ...
by John Kekis, Associated Press

Pens' Visit To West Point Puts Hockey In Perspective - 9/27/2013
The comment from Army hockey coach Brian Riley consisted of 13 words. It left the 26 players that the Pittsburgh Penguins brought to the United States Military Academy speechless ...
by Dan Rosen, NHL.com

Face Of Defense: All-Army Wrestler Sets Sights On Olympics - 9/24/2013
Army Capt. William "Billy" Simpson learned from an early age to never give up on his dreams. With that always on his mind, his dreams to become a soldier and a world-class wrestler are now realities ...
by Army Sgt. Tamika Dillard, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

Larry Dixon Running For Country At Army - 9/24/2013
He's not ashamed to admit that life at the U.S. Military Academy took some getting used to, but Larry Dixon's all in now ...
by Chuck Stark, Kitsap Sun

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Football Essay - Thomas Holloway - 9/21/2013

Justin Trimble: Determined To Make Something Happen - 9/21/2013
When the Army football season comes to a close later this year, it will mark the end of an era. The Trimble Era to be exact. For the first time in a decade, Army fans will not see a single Trimble on the roster ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Football Q&A With Patrick Laird - 9/21/2013
Army Athletic Communications sat down with Army senior Patrick Laird ...

Celebrating The Army Basketball Legacy - 9/21/2013
Part of today's halftime festivities will bring together two generations of Army basketball. In conjunction with the program's alumni weekend, members of the 1977-78 team that earned a berth in the National Invitational Tournament will be recognized on the Michie Stadium turf ...

Former Army Lacrosse Players Involved In New Youth Lacrosse League - 9/18/2013
On a warm September night at Camden Yards, more than 20,000 fans gathered to watch the Orioles and Yankees play for their American League wild-card lives, and observe one of the most solemn days in U.S. history -- Sept. 11, 2001 ...
by Keith Mills, Press Box Online

Football Q&A With Holt Zalneraitis - 9/14/2013
Army Athletic Communications sat down with Army senior Holt Zalneraitis ...

Raymond Maples: Finding A Way - 9/14/2013
If it were up to Raymond Maples's mother, Lisa, the Army football record book would like decidedly different. The guiding force in the Army star running back's life, she was originally dead set against the idea of Raymond, the eldest of her three sons, attending the U.S. Military Academy ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Football Essay - Raymond Maples - 9/14/2013

Leaders Among Leaders - 9/13/2013
For the second consecutive year, the First Captain of the United States Corps of Cadets, the highest position in the West Point cadet chain of command is a corps squad athlete. Following in the footsteps of football's Brandon Whittington, Lindsey Danilack, a multi-event specialist on the track and field team will serve as the Corps' top leader during the 2013-14 academic year ...
by Army Athletic Communications

Army Football Q&A With Zach Reichert - 9/13/2013
This week's Q&A comes to you from senior Zach Reichert ...

Jarrett Mackey: Creating His Own Legacy - 9/13/2013
Upon stepping foot inside Michie Stadium in the summer of 2009, Jarrett Mackey immediately inherited an incredible responsibility. Mackey was donned "the next Josh McNary" ...
by Pam Flenke, Army Athletic Communications

Army's Chris Carnegie Thrives Far From Oakland Streets - 9/13/2013
Chris Carnegie will line up at cornerback Saturday for Army. He will play against Stanford and then he will return to his demanding, structured life as a student and cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. ...
by Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle

Trimble Sons Keep Their Father's Memory Alive - 9/5/2013
When Virginia Tech's Josh Trimble left his freshman English class in Pamplon Hall on July 11, 2011, defensive coordinator Bud Foster stood outside the door waiting for him ...
by Mark Giannotto, Washington Times

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Football Essay - Colby Miller - 8/30/2013

Playing For Coach B: Army's Assistant Coach Prepares For Afghanistan - 5/10/2013
Army baseball assistant coach Lt. Col. David Borowicz is facing a reality that his student-athletes might eventually face themselves. He is being deployed over to the Middle East for another time, leaving his life at West Point - including his wife, his three children, his teaching position and his coaching position with the Black Knights' pitchers and outfielders - on hold while he serves in Operation Enduring Freedom ...
by Kat Hasenauer Cornetta, CollegeBaseballDaily.com

Army's Thul Hopes To Go Out In Style
- 5/3/2013
The greatest goal scorer in Army lacrosse history will give a farewell performance Friday night at Michie Stadium. Garrett Thul broke the Academy's 35-year-old career goal-scoring record nearly two months ago, and his 161 tallies rank second among all active players and in Patriot League history -- Colgate's Peter Baum has 163 headed into his final game on Saturday at Maryland. Thul is tied for 23rd all-time in Division I, and a single goal on Friday against Johns Hopkins would leave him in the top 20 ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Buckley Wins Patriot League Top Defender Honors
- 4/24/2013
If Army lacrosse defender Brendan Buckley goes unnoticed on the field, he's doing his job because that means his opponent isn't blowing past him and scoring. Buckley certainly caught the eye of the coaches in the Patriot League. He was named the defensive player of the year on Tuesday, completing his rise from an unknown player in high school to one of the elite defenders in the nation ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Army Baseball A Brotherhood, But Duty Comes First - 4/16/2013
There is the college life, and then there's the Army life. The Army athletic program's recruiting pitch is not what you might imagine, an ego-building exercise in which the incoming freshman is told they can be the team's future. It's just the opposite. West Point cadets are told that they can be part of a glorious tradition that may include intercollegiate sports but extends into life long after graduation ...
by Spencer Fordin, MLB.com

(VIDEO) Lacrosse's Tyler Kamide Plays For A Cause - 4/13/2013

Yankees, Army Square Off On Baseball Field
-3/29/2013
Two of New York's strongest traditions will collide Saturday when the Yankees head to the United States Military Academy campus to face Army in an exhibition game ...
by Ryan Chatelain, Newsday New York

(VIDEO) Highlights From Men's Basketball "Star" Win At Navy - 2/17/2013

(VIDEO) More CBS Highlights Men's Basketball "Star" Victory At Navy - 2/17/2013

(VIDEO) Highlights And Interview With Army's Trent Steelman At The East-West Shrine Game - 1/19/2013

(VIDEO) Local News Station In Texas Discusses Army's Spring Football Game To Be Played At Fort Hood - 1/15/2013

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Network Previews Army-Navy Basketball Weekend - 1/13/2013

(VIDEO) Men's Basketball vs. Columbia Highlights - 1/6/2013

(VIDEO) The 113th Army-Navy Game Presented By USAA Gets Plenty Of National Hits - 12/11/2012

(VIDEO) Hockey's TK Night Earns Mention On ESPN's The Sports Reporters - 12/10/2012

(VIDEO) Men's Basketball Highlights From Army at Penn State - 12/9/2012

(VIDEO) Army Celebrates A 41-21 Win Over Rival Air Force - 11/4/2012

Rushing Towards Success
- 10/27/2012

The Army football team enters this weekend's action leading the nation in rushing yards per game. The Black Knights' prolific triple option offense has been clicking on all cylinders this season, and junior running back Raymond Maples and sophomore fullback Larry Dixon are two huge reasons why ...
by Christian Anderson, Army Athletic Communications

Frank Allen: A Leader By Example - 10/27/2012
As a senior offensive lineman and leader for the Black Knights, Frank Allen, number 79, wants to make sure he leaves behind a legacy for his teammates at West Point ...
by Amanda Niglia, Army Athletic Communications

Cadet Q&A: Brandon Whittington - 10/27/2012
Army football has taught me how to handle myself in tough situations. It is extremely demanding, especially in the leadership positions that I have held in the Corps ...
by Army Athletic Communications

Roles Defined, Progress Ahead - 10/27/2012
Despite nine freshmen in the program, the 2012-13 version of the Army men's basketball team can finally be categorized as "veteran" ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

Young Army Breaks The Ice - 10/27/2012
With 14 returners and 13 freshmen on the roster, veteran Army hockey head coach Brian Riley is looking forward to today's official start of practice ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

(VIDEO) Wide Receiver Patrick Laird Scores The #1 Play On SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays - 10/14/2012

Malcolm Brown: Quiet, But Confident - 10/13/2012
Five years ago, Brown was a wide-eyed, undersized teenager, showing up for his first day at the USMA Prep School admittedly undisciplined and unsure of himself. Four years later, the previous sentence could not be further from the truth as Brown is a mere eight months from being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Novel Ideas - 10/13/2012
Given its history and tradition, the U.S. Military Academy has always been a popular literary subject. A recent search for West Point on a popular online marketplace returned 76,772 results, including such titles as Red Blaik's You Have To Pay The Price and John Feinstein's A Civil War. The number of results from that online search has increased by two in recent weeks with the release of Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West Point by Joe Drape and When Saturday Mattered Most: The Last Golden Season of Army Football by Mark Beech ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

Cadet Q&A: Jared Hassin - 10/13/2012
Since the age of five, I dreamed of being a cadet at West Point and going on to earn my commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. My father, USMA '71, educated my sister and me about the institution, and we found that its purpose, its traditions, the Honor Code, and the opportunities that each cadet has post-graduation were very appealing to us both ...
by Army Athletic Communications

(VIDEO) Quarterback Trent Steelman Scores The Game-Winning Touchdown Against Boston College - 10/7/2012

Zach Watts: Mr. Type A Personality - 10/6/2012
It's been a long day for Zach Watts. His day starts early; early even in West Point terms. For his first three years at the United States Military Academy, football practice had been held in the afternoon after classes. But this year, practice has been moved to even before the breakfast bell rings ...
by Pamela Flenke, Army Athletic Communications

U-S-A! U-S-A! - 10/6/2012
At an institution like West Point where the pursuit of excellence is as common as a Michael Phelps gold-medal race, it seems only natural that a select group of standout West Pointers went on to represent the United States on an even grander stage at the Olympic Games. Over the last century, members of the Long Gray Line have been participating and succeeding on a myriad of teams at what is widely considered the world's most esteemed athletic competition ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Cadet Q&A: Kyler Martin - 10/6/2012
The most important lesson I have learn at West Point is consistency. If I trust in the Lord Jesus and continue to do what I know is right, things will work out as they are supposed to ...
by Army Athletic Communications

Moving In The Right Direction - 10/5/2012
Seventh-year head coach Dave Magarity opened the season's first practice with a quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes: "The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." For Army women's basketball, the direction they are moving towards is a successful season in 2012-13 ...
by Pam Flenke, Army Athletic Communications

Ty Shrader: From Ball Boy To The Big Time - 9/29/2012
When most people describe the characteristics they equate with an Army football player, they use words like passionate, dedicated, intense, smart and relentless. They could save themselves a few syllables and just say, "Ty Shrader" ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

All Hail Army's Hall Of Fame - 9/29/2012
Army's ninth induction class, which encompasses eight sports, features sprint football and wrestling standout Dorian Anderson, diving all-star Chelsea Haviland, track and field All-American Mary List, baseball and football star and author Russell "Red" Reeder, men's basketball sharpshooter Bill Schutsky, standout quarterback Carl "Rollie" Stichweh and legendary football coach Jim Young ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

Cadet Q&A: Eric Osteen - 9/29/2012
Being an Army football player is one of the greatest honors that I have ever received. It is truly surreal to know that I am surrounded by the nation's best and brightest leaders, scholars, and teammates you could ever imagine. I play football at West Point; I have to pinch myself sometimes when I think about it ...
by Army Athletic Communications

Friendships Wrapped In Army-Navy Rivalry - 9/27/2012
Roger Staubach and Rollie Stichweh switched uniforms before going to the mess hall at West Point in 1964. Even now, their reputations secure as perhaps the greatest matched pair of quarterback rivals in the history of the Army-Navy game, they half fear there could be demerits, push-ups or lonely marches if photos ever surfaced of their breaking the rules ...
by George Vecsey, New York Times

Preview: 2012-13 Army Wrestling - 9/19/2012
In Joe Heskett's second year as the head coach at Army, the Black Knights sent three wrestlers to the NCAA tournament and had six placers at the EIWA championships. Two of last year's national qualifiers, Jordan Thome and Coleman Gracey, are back and the return of three starters whose seasons ended early due to injury a year ago make Heskett and his staff enthusiastic about a successful 2012-13 campaign ...
by NewYorkWrestlingNews.com

(VIDEO) Army Football Honors Fort Drum With Patches - 9/16/2012

(VIDEO) Army Football vs. Northern Illinois Highlights I - 9/16/2012

(VIDEO) Army Football vs. Northern Illinois Highlights II - 9/16/2012

Josh Jackson: A Guy You Want In Your Corner - 9/15/2012
Cornerback Josh Jackson prepared for his final season in a Black Knights uniform just as he would for an Army mission. As the most veteran player on the defensive side of the ball, Jackson spent the spring, summer and fall trying to learn not only his responsibilities but also those of his teammates ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

Best Of The Best - 9/15/2012
At an institution that has produced some of the most highly regarded military and industry leaders, to stand out in a crowd is something to be celebrated. That is exactly the case for 10 cadet-athletes this academic year, who have been selected to serve in varying capacities within the Brigade Chain of Command ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Cadet Q&A: Will Wilson - 9/15/2012
When I was living in South Bend, Ind., I started playing football in fourth grade. I was obviously a Notre Dame fan and went to many games while living there. The most memorable game I ever attended was when Notre Dame played Army. I loved everything about the team and the atmosphere they brought with them ...
by Army Athletic Communications

(VIDEO) WABC Talks About Game Day At Michie Stadium - 9/14/2012

Army QB Steelman Aims For Turnaround - 9/12/2012
Trent Steelman looked positively exhausted as he ducked into an interview room outside the Army sports information office late Tuesday afternoon. Of course he was tired. Steelman had been carrying around Army's season-opening blowout loss for almost three days ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record

(VIDEO) Highlights From Army Football's Season Opener At San Diego State - 9/10/2012

Osteen Looking Positively Boot-I-Ful - 8/29/2012
Army players circled around Eric Osteen as he lined up for a 42-yard field goal. They screamed as loud as they could, trying to disrupt Osteen's mental routine as the Black Knights closed practice Monday. Osteen was focused. In the zone. Locked in ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record

(VIDEO) CBS Sports Inside College Football Preview - 8/27/2012

(VIDEO) Highlights From Army Baseball's Appearance In The NCAA Regional - 6/4/2012

(VIDEO) Army Battles In The NCAA Charlottesville Regional - 6/4/2012

(VIDEO) Army Baseball Prepares To Meet Virginia In The NCAA Charlottesville Regional - 6/1/2012

(VIDEO) More NCAA Charlottesville Regional Coverage - 6/1/2012

Dueling Aces Key To Army's Success - 6/1/2012
Chris Rowley and Logan Lee both came into Army's baseball season with something to prove. The pitchers had disappointing years in 2011. Rowley and Lee were a combined 9-13. A friendly competition turned around their careers. Rowley, who improved his mental approach and Lee, looking for the right mix of his five pitches, tried to outduel each other with each start ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record

Track and Tradition - 5/31/2012
The beauty of the setting belied the fierceness of the competition. In the shadows of the Appalchians, on the western bank of the Hudson River, the Army and Navy track teams met on April 7, 2012, for the 86th edition of the annual Star Meet. The competition, as it is every year, was the pinnacle of the track season for the athletes at the United States Military and Naval academies ...
by Paul Coover, Running Times Magazine

Army Coach Sottolano Has Always Been Driven - 5/31/2012
There was a knock on the door and in came Army senior co-captain J.T. Watkins escorting sophomore reliever Gunnar Carroll. There he was, a kid named Gunnar, fresh off three scoreless innings in Army's biggest game of the season, a kid who grew up 35 minutes from the University of Virginia and chose Army over the Cavaliers in part because of the man standing before him ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record

Brotherhood and Tradition: The LoRusso Family and Army Lacrosse - 5/30/2012
This is the story of four brothers, all of whom attended the United States Military Academy and all of whom left their mark on Army's tradition-rich lacrosse program ...
by Marta Lawrence, NCAA.org

(VIDEO) More Coverage From NCAA Baseball Regional - 5/30/2012

(VIDEO) Army Baseball Heads To The NCAA Charlottesville Regional - 5/29/2012

(VIDEO) Ben Kotwica '97 Is Featured On NFL Network - 5/26/2012

Standing Out Among The Elite - 5/8/2012
Cadets enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy are expected to develop into exemplary leaders, but Zach Price stands out even among the elite students at West Point ...
by Amy Farnum, NCAA.com

Don't Show Him The Money - 5/7/2012
Andrew Rodriguez is such an amateur. Doesn't he realize that, having completed a stellar career as a college linebacker, he's supposed to be preoccupied with his pro prospects? While other top collegians were decked out in their finery at the NFL draft last week, deciding whether to spend their future signing bonuses on something speedy or something sparkly, Rodriguez, one of the anchors of Army's defense last season, was in his fatigues at West Point, accepting an award from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for "teaching character through sport." Apparently some guys would rather have character than a fully loaded Escalade. Go figure ...
by Phil Taylor, Sports Illustrated

In The Midst Of A Season To Remember - 4/23/2012
Army had just improved its Patriot League record to 16-0 with a doubleheader sweep of Bucknell on Saturday. The second game had taken 15 innings following Logan Lee's no-hitter in the opener, the first Army no-no in 55 years ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record

Army Lacrosse Looking Up - 4/19/2012
A make-or-break point in Army's lacrosse season occured Saturday. The Black Knights were locked in a 6-6 tie with Navy headed into the fourth quarter of a must-win game. Coach Joe Alberici exhorted his team to believe in itself and "expect to win.'' For good measure, he told his players to "put on the big boy pants because that's a time when there's big boys out there playing.'' ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

(VIDEO) Caleb Campbell '08 Gets A Mention On NFL Network - 4/15/2012

(VIDEO) Highlights From Army Lacrosse 9-6 Victory Over Rival Navy - 4/15/2012

(VIDEO) Army at Siena Baseball Highlights - 4/10/2012

(VIDEO) ESPNU Highlights Of Army Lacrosse Win Over No. 15 Bucknell - 4/8/2012

(VIDEO) NFL Network's Al Davis Mentions Army's Specially Designed Nike Uniforms - 3/13/2012

(VIDEO) Army Gets A Menion On Discovery Channel's Cash Cab - 3/8/2012

(VIDEO) Spring Football Game Coverage From Fort Benning, Ga. - 3/6/2012

Lacrosse Star Henderson Scares Everyone - 2/10/2012
Army coach Joe Alberici has been around a lot of great lacrosse programs, and he believes senior Tim Henderson is the best "offensive" defensive midfielder in the country and perhaps the best he's ever coached ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

Simmers Hitting Her Stride For Army - 2/10/2012
Anna Simmers sees basketball from a different viewpoint, and that has given the Army women's team an added scoring dimension. While most coaches preach adherence to a rigid system of cut here, pass there and shoot when you have a good shot, Simmers tends to fall back on her old freelance form that made her an all-state high school player in Anchorage, Alaska ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

Black Knights Are Ready To Rise To The Challenge - 2/6/2012
If the Army Black Knights are to make it back to the NCAA tournament, they will have to do it without three All-Americans. Attackman Jeremy Boltus, defender Bill Henderson and goaltender Tom Palesky have all moved on and the Black Knights know, for them to be successful, they have to find away to replace their productivity on and off the field ...
by Matt Ondesko, MetroWNY.com

Q&A With Women's Basketball Sophomore Jen Hazlett - 2/6/2012
The Pointer View sat down with women's basketball sophomore Jen Hazlett for a Q&A session midway through the Patriot League season ...
by Eric Bartelt, Pointer View

Long-Time Army Track Coach Jerry Quiller Dies At 69 - 2/2/2012
Jerry Quiller fell into track and field almost by accident and went on to establish a coaching legacy that reached far beyond the mountains of Colorado and granite walls of West Point ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

Inside Lacrosse Preview: The Army Black Knights - 1/25/2012
No matter their record, the Black Knights from West Point are one of the toughest - both physically and mentally - and best-conditioned teams in Division I year after year. Now more than two weeks into practices to start the 2012 season, coach Joe Alberici is certain that he has a group of players who are as committed to success as any that he's seen at the academy ...
by Casey Vock, Inside Lacrosse Magazine

Life At West Point Challenging, Rewarding For Hockey's Rob Tadazak - 1/24/2012
On college campuses across the country, being a Division I athlete usually comes with a lot of glamor and a celebrity status. That's not the case at West Point Academy. Former Michigan Warriors goalie and North American Hockey League MVP Robert Tadazak has found that out first hand during his freshman season with the Army Black Knights ...

by Ross Maghielse, The Flint Journal

Waggoner Excelling As Two-Sport Athlete - 1/11/2012
Army track and field coach Troy Engle marvels at what Jessica Waggoner can do on the basketball court and in the throwing circle ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Army Hockey Turns Their Home Into A House Of Blues - 1/5/2012
In this day and age, it seems all you hear about is the negative in sports. Whether it be scandals that are going on at Penn State or rule breaking at Ohio State, it seems whenever you turn on the television or go on the internet the stories are always about what's bad in college athletics. At West Point it is about what's good with the student-athletes ...
by Matthew Ondesko, MetroWNY.com

The Miracle Of Army-Navy - 12/10/2011
Every year, something miraculous happens in December in America -- the Army-Navy football game. It is one of the most fabled and long-standing rivalries in American athletics ...
by K.T. McFarland, FoxNews.com

A-Rod Back With Vengeance - 12/7/2011
Some think Andrew Rodriguez could be the superintendent at the United States Military Academy one day. Rodriguez is that smart. Army's senior linebacker won the Campbell Trophy, college football's academic Heisman, on Tuesday night ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times-Herald Record

Ellerson Confident Army System Works - 12/7/2011
Rich Ellerson's sales pitch to potential Army football recruits doesn't revolve around triumphs at Michie Stadium. At least not initially ...
by Patrick Stevens, Washington Times

More Than A Game For Army-Navy Football - 12/1/2011
The fullback wearing the "standard dress blues" uniform will soon be a Navy SEAL. The linebacker nicknamed A-Rod in the "dress gray" uniform has returned from a back injury that had put his football career - and his plan to be an Army infantry officer - in jeopardy ...
by Associated Press

Magarity Hits Milestone - 11/25/2011
On Nov. 16, longtime Marist College men's basketball coach and current Army women's coach Dave Magarity earned his 400th career victory, when his Black Knights defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 59-43 ...
by Mike Benischek, Poughkeepsie Journal

From Basketball Guard To Guarding Freedom - 11/9/2011
"There are no limits to what you can do." Alexandra "Alex" McGuire claimed that as her personal motto, inspired by her college coach, Maggie Dixon ...
by Michelle Hiskey, NCAA.org

A Study Of The Understudy - 10/29/2011
Think your day is busy? Learn about Max Jenkins and then decide. Jenkins, Army's senior quarterback is not only one of three football team captains, he also holds the position of Brigade Deputy Commander, the No. 2 leadership position in the Corps of Cadets ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

Q&A With Football Senior Robert Kava - 10/29/2011
Army Football Game Day took time to sit down with football senior Robert Kava for a Q&A session ...

Rested Army Shifts Focus To Vanderbilt - 10/19/2011
Josh Jackson's mind wanted to play football last week. Passionate football players never want to go through a week without a game during the season, Jackson said. Especially what happened the last time Army took the field ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Steelman Returns To Familiar Environment - 10/19/2011
Army quarterback Trent Steelman can usually count on support on the road. Steelman's parents, Bob and Trish, travel to almost every game. Steelman expects his cheering section to grow Saturday against Vanderbilt. It's a homecoming game of sorts for Steelman, who lives in Bowling Green, Ky, about 45 minutes from Nashville, Tenn ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Larry Dixon Brings Pain In Run Game - 10/6/2011
Larry Dixon was pumped for his first season at West Point. Dixon kept hearing from coaches and players about Army's attack offense. That was perfect fit for the 6-foot, 220-pound freshman fullback ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Undersized Linkul In Rush To Disrupt - 10/5/2011
Colin Linkul looks like he knows the snap count as he has a 300-pound offensive tackle on his heels in a split second. Linkul gets as low to the ground as possible and keeps his feet moving ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Black Knights To Face Tough Academic Week - 10/5/2011
Tyler Dickson exited the bus at Michie Stadium and shifted his focus. Dickson had just finished a 450-point physics midterm Tuesday afternoon. Now Dickson, a starting sophomore free safety, was just beginning his preparation for Miami (Ohio), Army's opponent Saturday ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Red Blaik - A Football Giant - 10/1/2011
Army turns back the pages of history this afternoon as it pays tribute to one of its finest sons and the most successful football coach in Black Knights history. Earl "Red" Blaik (West Point '20) created a dynasty during his 18-year tenure and is recognized as the man most responsible for transforming Army's proud football program into a national power during the middle of the 20th century ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Q&A With Football Senior Austin Barr - 10/1/2011
Army Football Game Day took time to sit down with football senior Austin Barr for a Q&A session ...

Against the Odds - 10/1/2011
As he strides toward midfield with fellow team captains Steve Erzinger and Max Jenkins for the coin toss, Andrew Rodriguez must be thinking about just how fortunate he is to be a part of the 2011 Army football team. Due to a lingering back injury, Rodriguez did not participate during spring ball, and many close to the program did not envision the Alexandria, Va., native rejoining the squad this fall ...
by Christian Anderson, Army Athletic Communications

Band of Brothers - 10/1/2011
The Army football family prides itself on the fruition of brotherhood. It's a bond that goes beyond the yard lines, play calls and egos. For six players on this year's roster, that brotherhood is innate and something that began long before West Point entered the picture ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Protecting Army's Blind Side - 9/21/2011
Army senior Brad Kelly looks like a football player. At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, you feel pretty confident assuming that he's not a cross country runner, not a pole vaulter and not a high-diver ...
by Pam Flenke, Army Athletic Communications

Q&A With Football Senior Chad Littlejohn - 9/21/2011
Army Football Game Day took time to sit down with football senior Chad Littlejohn for a Q&A session ...

Plebe Production - 9/21/2011
Adjusting to the United States Military is no small task for young men and women who make the life-altering decision to embark upon the path toward a West Point degree and a five-year military commitment in the U.S. Army ...
by Christian Anderson, Army Athletic Communications

Remembering Sept. 11 - 9/10/2011
Families and loved ones in small towns and huge cities across this free nation were affected on the fateful Sept. 11 morning, and West Point was no different. The culture of the Academy as a whole, its cadet-athletes and coaches, civilian workers and military personnel were forever changed ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

The Captain of Captains - 9/10/2011
For Army senior linebacker Steven Erzinger, the concept of legacy was brought into focus last December during the Black Knights' preparation for its annual contest with Navy ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

Q&A With Football Senior Alex Carlton - 9/10/2011
Army Football Game Day took time to sit down with senior kicker Alex Carlton for a Q&A session ...

Embracing the Game, Preparing for Reality - 9/11/2011
They were gathered here on the banks of the Hudson at Trophy Point among captured artillery, a one-of-a-kind setting for a one-of-a-kind college football moment. The speaker was First Lt. Tyson Quink, and he was here to remind the Army Black Knights of why each of them had chosen to come to the United States Military Academy, of what the Long Gray Line really meant ...
by Joe Drape, New York Times

From Army-Navy to Iraq and Afghanistan  - 9/6/2011
Not long after the second World Trade Center tower came down, Nolan Gordon'shistory professor at the U.S. Military Academy switched off the television and went back to his lesson. The message: continue the mission ...
by Ralph Russo, Associated Press

Done With the Minors, Back to the Army for Duty in Iraq - 7/4/2011
It is a familiar outcome for the legions of young minor league players chasing their major league dreams. A team executive sits a player down and tells him he is not good enough. The player's bags are packed, and he heads home to start a sustainable livelihood ...
Appeared in the New York Times

Fullerton Keeps Lacrosse Close - 7/4/2011
For Adam Fullerton, making the save is what it's all about. And to most, the difference between a lacrosse ball and a United States Military plane is night and day. For Fullerton, the only difference is whether he did his job that day or not; whether he made the save ...
Appeared on InsideLacrosse.com

Joe Steffy, Army Legend, Dies At Age 85 - 5/21/2011
Joe Steffy and Bob Kinney had never met until Kinney took his car in for a tuneup at Steffy's Broadway Garage in Newburgh years ago.  Kinney and Steffy struck up a conversation. Soon enough, Steffy found out Kinney was Army's sports information director. From then on, they were friends for life ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Little-Hyped Player Blossoms At Army - 5/14/2011
Ben Koenigsfeld needed just a few throws from third to first base to impress Army coach Joe Sottolano, scouting at a college showcase before Koenigsfeld's senior year of high school ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Garrett Thul Takes Lacrosse By Storm - 5/4/2011
Garrett Thul was equal parts dominating and surprising in his freshman campaign, a nice-to-meet-you program-record-breaking effort of 41 goals and 50 points ...
by Dana O'Neil, ESPN.com

A Life Of Service - 4/29/2011
The following article follows the decision of Tom Palesky, Pat Mulholland and Brandon Butler to add three addition years of active duty to their service in order to branch Infantry ...
by Nick Steblenko, InsideLacrosse.com

Former Army Football Head Coach Homer Smith Passes Away - 4/10/2011
Homer Smith served as the head coach of the Army football team from 1974-78. He passed away on April 10, 2011. The following are links to stories appearing across the nation on Smith's exceptional career ...

Former Rocky Point Standout Now Stars At Army - 4/1/2011
Leadership, service to his country, family and lacrosse. When Rocky Point's Larry LoRusso hears those words, many images fill his head. He's a leader for the nationally ranked Army men's lacrosse team and he's a junior at West Point learning and training to be a future leader and officer in the U.S. Army ...
by Jim Furlong, Patch.com

Top Guns Return To Columbus - 3/11/2011
Their love of shooting competition grew when they were teens in the same club. Now, more than 30 years later, Harry Mullins and Maj. Ron Wigger will compete in Columbus, their childhood home. The NCAA Rifle Championships begin here this morning with smallbore three-position shooting on Fort Benning at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Pool Range comple ...
by Larry Gierer, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Jeremy Boltus Finds His Way To West Point - 3/7/2011
Jeremy Boltus never really thought about attending the United States Military Academy or any academy in fact. And if it weren't for a mix up during the Empire State Games, Boltus would have landed somewhere else ...
by Matthew Ondesko, MetroWNY.com

On, Off Court, Army Senior Stands Out - 3/5/2011
The final basketball game of Erin Anthony's career is fast approaching. She will leave West Point as one of the most accomplished players in program history, and dreams of a day when she can return to the Academy as a teacher ...

by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)

Q&A With Women's Basketball Senior Laura Baranek - 2/18/2011
Laura Baranek, an Orefield, Pa., native, took a path that is not often traveled on her way to the storied grounds of West Point. The senior guard/forward for the Black Knights women's basketball team started her collegiate career at Seton Hall University playing softball and led the Pirates in batting average while roaming the outfield as a freshman ...
by Tommy Gilligan, Pointer View (West Point, N.Y.)

Army Readies For Another Season - 2/7/2011
Some would say the Army Black Knights had a magical run in the NCAA Lacrosse Championships last year - defeating Syracuse in overtime before falling the next week to Cornell ...
by Matthew Ondesko, MetroWNY.com

Inside Lacrosse Previews No. 13 Army - 2/1/2011
Army senior defenseman Bill Henderson and senior attackman Jeremy Boltus have something in common: Each is a preseason pick for Patriot League player of the year, Henderson for defense, Boltus for offense. Each has at least one other thing in common, too - surgery ...
by Christian Swezey, Inside Lacrosse

Erin Anthony's Star Still Rising At Army - 1/24/2011
Erin Anthony has spent her college basketball career traveling to such cities as Worcester, Mass.; Hamilton, N.Y.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Annapolis, Md., to learn how to deal with box-and-one and double-down defenses. Her academic studies have had her venturing to Beijing, Shanghai, Vicksburg, Miss.; and Fort Bragg, N.C., to get a handle on IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), major waterways designs and hurricane and other disaster relief prevention strategies ...
by Tom Housenick, Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call

Erin Anthony Set To Put Education To Good Use After Graduating From Army - 1/3/2011
Senior center Erin Anthony is a CoSIDA Academic All-American at Army.  She carries the dual title of captain of the basketball team and cadet-level captain at West Point.  The two-time Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year grew up in Allentown Pennsylvania - famous for its steel and concrete industry ...
by Debbie Antonelli, Lowes Senior CLASS Award committee

Basketball Is In The Magaritys' Blood - 12/27/2010
The Magaritys of Mount Airy always were crazy about hoops. Their father, Bill, who died in 2007 at age 77, played in all sorts of leagues around the city, well into adulthood ...
by Mike Jensen, Philadelphia Inquirer

Army's Josh McNary Is Ready For Navy - 12/9/2010
Senior Josh McNary has made a lasting mark at West Point. He desperately wants to leave one on Navy. The archrivals meet again Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, with Navy (8-3) riding an eight-game winning streak and holding a 54-49-7 edge in the series. And McNary is healthy again after a right hamstring injury limited him to barely a quarter of play in a disheartening 42-22 loss to Air Force last month in his final home game ...
by John Keikas, Associated Press

Father Figure: Army's Magarity Meeting Challenges - 12/9/2010
Thirty-two years ago, at the mere age of 27, St. Francis made Dave Magarity the nation's youngest Division I basketball coach. Today, Magarity's players say, "he's really like a Grandpa to us."
by Neil Rundel, Altoona (Pa.) Mirror

Army's Bowl Trip Bigger Than Football - 11/26/2010
This past week the U.S. Military Academy at West Point posted as football win over Kent State University, which, given the fractious state of the economy on the country's continued involvement in the global war on terrorism, may not seem like a big deal. However, for Army, for some communities that pin their hopes to the dollar value of smaller football Bowl games, for brands that spend millions on engaging casual fans and a core audience of men and women in the service, and for vets around the world, the win was very significant ...
by Joe Favorito, HuffingtonPost.com

Army-Notre Dame Stirs Up Yankee Stadium Ghosts - 11/17/2010
To understand how universally significant the Yankee Stadium football games between Army and Notre Dame once were, it is worth revisiting World War II's Battle of the Bulge. During the winter of 1944-45 in Belgium, American troops were surrounded and being infiltrated by English-speaking German spies dressed as American soldiers ...

by Bill Pennington

Making The Most Of A Second Chance - 11/6/2010
He's been called the centerpiece, the spearhead, the cornerstone of the Army defense. Ask Mike Gann about himself and he'll tell you about his team ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Q&A With Senior Football Player Seth Reed - 11/6/2010
Playing football at the Academy has made me a much stronger person. Those days when you have class all the way up to practice and then after practice you realize you have about three hours of graded homework waiting for you back in your room really tests you. Looking back I would not trade those days, because being able to handle that kind of pressure makes you an Army football player, and in the long run helps you realize there is not much you cannot do ...

A Peach Of A Season - 11/6/2010
Twenty-five years ago in the rain and mud in Atlantic, Ga., the 1985 Army football team outlasted Illinois, 31-29, in the Peach Bowl at the Fulton County Stadium on New Year's Eve ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Take Two For Spiker's Black Knights - 11/6/2010
For most players and coaches the second year in a program is marked by increased stability and comfort within the system. That's  not necessarily the case for the Army men's basketball team ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

Following Tradition at Army, After Detour at Air Force - 11/6/2010
Inside Army's practice facility, a good punt away from Michie Stadium, Jared Hassin bolted out of his stance in the backfield and turned the right corner with an option pitch, leaving only a view of the No. 7 on the back of his black jersey ...
by Brian Heyman, New York Times

Family Ties - 10/30/2010
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell once said, "My responsibility, our responsibility as lucky Americans, is to try to give back to this country as much as it has given us, as we continue our American journey together." Anyone at West Point would be hard-pressed to find a family that has epitomized that concept and call to responsibility more than the Trimbles. It's a lineage that started in 2004 and has seen three brothers pass through the gates of venerable West Point since ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Q&A With Marcus Hilton - 10/30/2010
I came to West Point in order to play football and be part of something that is bigger than myself. West Point has a great tradition that everyone around the world respects, and I wanted to be part of that and represent not only myself, but my family and all those who have supported me my entire life ...
by Army Athletic Communications

Adapting To Change - 10/30/2010
Patrick Mealy is not your prototypical triple option slotback. In fact, Mealy did not even envision playing in the triple option offense when he arrived at West Point in the fall of 2007. Mealy, who racked up over 1,500 yards and scored 27 touchdowns during a standout senior season at DeMatha High School, was recruited by former Army head coach Stan Brock to be a part of the Black Knights' pro-style offense ...
by Christian Anderson, Army Athletic Communications

Magarity, Army Women A Great Fit - 10/25/2010
A long time ago, at a college not too far away, Dave Magarity stood on the sidelines and coached a player who months later would become the second player chosen in the NBA draft. This wasn't a Duke or a North Carolina, where first-round draft picks are replaced on a near-annual basis by more future first-round picks. This was unique. This was Marist College. And there, standing in the middle of the lane, was Rik Smits, a 7-foot-4 center ...
by Ron Mergenthaler, Examiner.com

Army Steps Into National Spotlight - 10/14/2010
Our nation's service academies have always been some of the most selective in America, competing for the best and the brightest to defend this country. But they have often fallen short on the playing fields. So it only seems appropriate as Army football (4-2) returns to the national scene to play Rutgers (3-3) this Saturday at the Meadowlands and against Notre Dame in the Bronx in November, the Cadets have a marquee player in 6-1, 235-pound senior defensive end Josh McNary ...
by Dick Weiss, New York Daily News

Army Women Get Early Start - 10/12/2010
A new 40-day preseason practice rule has given Army women's basketball coach Dave Magarity a welcomed early start. The Black Knights held their first team workout early last week and squeezed in five practices before giving the players off for Columbus Day weekend ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Army's Steelman Wants To Change Story Vs. Temple
- 9/30/2010

Army quarterback Trent Steelman was asked Tuesday what he remembers the most about his team's 27-13 loss to Temple last season at Lincoln Financial Field ...
by Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer

Returning To Serve - 9/24/2010
Racquet Club at Heathrow head pro Barry Myers taught Holly Pappafotis how to play tennis when she was nine years old, and Pappafotis came back to Heathrow this summer to return the favor. During a two-week tennis camp session, Pappafotis - now a 19-year-old sophomore at the United States Military Academy at West Point - taught the game to a group of kids, ages 6-13, as part of her school's leadership training program ...
by Jill Cousins, Lake Mary Life Newsletter

Beyond The Numbers - 9/18/2010
Flip through the pages of this game program to the one titled "Career Defensive Leaders". One player that appears on that page five times is Mike McElrath (West Point '93). It is with no surprise that the former free safety turned-Lieutenant Colonel was officially inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame ...
by Pam Flenke, Army Athletic Communications

For The Love Of The Game - 9/18/2010
The first time Alex Lostetter, a senior co-captain on Army's women's soccer team, stepped onto the pitch as a lively eight-year old, it was the start of a love affair that is just as strong today as it was then ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

A New Plan For Army? Going Old School - 9/10/2010
In his second year as Army  football coach, Rich Ellerson has an office that looks comfy and lived in. He ought to feel at home. There are Ellersons all around ...
by Bill Pennington, New York Times

Three New Faces: Same Mission - 9/11/10
Three new faces. Three new coaches who came to West Point to help develop leaders of characters. And three new coaches who came to Army to win league championships ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

A Salute To Heroes - 9/11/10
As Michie Stadium salutes heroes during this afternoon's home opener, sophomore slot back Malcolm Brown will have to look no further than Section 15 for the smile of a proud father watching his son play the game he loves. More than that, Brown's father is proud of a son who chose to serve just as he did for more than 20 years in the New York City Fire Department ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Back In Black - 9/11/10
The opposing ballcarrier never saw it coming. He broke into the clear for a split second, but the deafening crack of shoulder pads colliding let everyone in attendance at Michie Stadium know he was not  going any further. Army middle linebacker Stephen Anderson had delivered another of his big hits ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

INCH A-Z: Mike Hull - 8/19/10
Mike Hull posted eight goals and 28 points during his sophomore season at West Point. He ranked second in team assists, fourth in points and fourth in goals. He had a goal and 12 assists on the power play ...
by Ken McMillan, insidecollegehockey.com

U.S. Back-Up Goalie Fullerton Awaits Call Of Duty - 7/12/10
Pick your poison: Stopping lacrosse balls fired over 90 miles-per-hour or relaying artillery fire orders in a battle in Iraq or Afghanistan. Adam Fullerton chooses both. He turns away shots when he's in goal for Team USA and the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse, and he directs the artillery for an army unit preparing for deployment to the Middle East ...
by Teresa Smith, Lacrosse Magazine

Army Grad Maisano Seeks New Worlds To Conquer - 7/9/10
In one way, Andrew Maisano is like many of the local student-athletes who decide to attend college away from home; he misses his family, friends, and the food back in Buffalo. In every other way, the St. Francis graduate stands out ...
by Amanda Bremer, Buffalo News

by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Bill Henderson Puts Backbone Into Army "D" - 5/13/10
Around the lacrosse field at West Point, Army defender Bill Henderson is usually known simply as "Big Bill." It's an obvious tag, given that Henderson goes about 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, but one that's also pragmatic ...
by Lindsay Kramer, Syracuse Post Standard

Peck Marks The Spot For Army Women's Tennis - 5/11/10
For Paul Peck, the stereotype seems to come up a little short. Officer Candidate School. Platoon leader. Commander of a field artillery unit during Operation Desert Storm. Retired as an Army Major. Now at West Point coaching...women's tennis. Come again? ...
by Ron Mergenthaler, examiner.com

Army Beats Navy For Patriot League Title - 5/5/10
The Army lacrosse team wants to star in its own version of "Men in Black,'' but there's no need to call Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. "Back to Black" was the theme for Army's third appearance in the Patriot League tournament final on Sunday ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Star Spangled Tryout
- 5/4/10

Alejandro Villanueva knows it is a longshot. How many 6-9 Army tight ends have you seen in the NFL? He is one of 25 college players trying out for the Bengals and none of them may get a contract. Maybe there'll be two or three. Maybe ...
by Geoff Hobson, bengals.com

Meet The Brothers Koenigsfeld - 4/29/10
They may go to vastly different academic institutions located more than one-thousand miles apart and play baseball in different NCAA divisions, but the Koenigsfeld brothers are getting incredibly similar results on the field and in the classroom ...

by Angie Farnum, NCAA.com

Henshaw Gives, Nicaragua Gets - 4/28/10
Joey Henshaw stands out. First basemen who check in at 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds have a way of doing so. But when he's digging holes and clearing fields in Nicarauga, he's even more of a physical exhibit ...
by Ron Mergenthaler, examiner.com

It's Moore, Not Less, For Army Shortstop - 4/26/10

Among the study lines of human geography, Clint Moore said of his major, "is the pattern of the world. Where we live; how and where we're located and what we do. " That sort of describes Moore's status on the baseball field ...
by Ron Mergenthaler, examiner.com

Black Knights' DePolo Obsessive, Not Repulsive - 4/21/10
It started getting weird early. Michelle DePolo was in her first season as an assistant softball coach at Army. It was just past 10 p.m. and she was still hitting fly balls to all those players who were interested in a little extra work ...
by Ron Mergenthaler, examiner.com

Collegiate Competitor Puts Country First - 4/15/10
Ashley Morgan has competed at Collegiate Nationals before. Last year, she finished second and went on to win her age group at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater ...
USATriathlon.org

Grimsley Grad A Sullivan Award Finalist - 4/14/10
If Greensboro native Clint Moore wins the AAU Sullivan Award tonight, he could stand to thank the academy. He's a shortstop on the baseball team for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. When fans found that an online vote for players was on to name the country's top amateur athlete, they backed him ...
by Gerald Witt, Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record

Texas Born Goalie Keeps Army In The Hunt - 4/8/10
Tom Palesky isn't necessarily a direct product of Army's intent to spend more time recruiting the burgeoning lacrosse state of Texas. Then his older sister, Katie, went to West Point for basic training in 2005, Tom Palesky decided to attend a lacrosse camp at Army so he could be closer to his sister for a short time ...
by Brian Delaney, Lacrosse Magazine


A Win For Validation
- 3/31/10

It's hard to get too excited about big wins this early in a softball season. But the Army softball team was feeling pretty good after edging Ivy League powerhouse Cornell, 2-1, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla. ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report

A Leader Among Leaders - 3/25/10
When you talk to Army softball player Jennae Tomlinson, you get the feeling that her potential is unlimited - only it just takes her a while to realize it. When she arrived at Beast Barracks her plebe year, she took stock of the older, experienced cadets who were leading the basic training for new arrivals ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report

Army's Starks Battles Back From Heart Condition - 3/17/10
Richard Starks will take the mat Thursday at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., with no regrets. Reality has set in. Starks' wrestling career is coming to a close. Starks, an Army senior, said he is peaking for the NCAA Division I championships mentally and physically, a complete turnaround from five months ago at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic ...
by Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record

Ex-Hillcrest Star Stepping Up At Army - 3/12/10
Army sophomore catcher J.T. Watkins never has to look very far to get some expert advice on his performance on the baseball diamond. The former all-state high school player from Hillcrest just has to pick up a phone and call his father, Danny Watkins, who is a scout for the Boston Red Sox ...
by Coy Slavik, Tuscaloosa News

Erin Anthony Blazes A Path For Young Basketball Team - 3/6/10
Erin Anthony says some days are tougher than others with such a young Army basketball team, but that hasn't stopped her from playing her best. Anthony realizes her junior season is bound to come to a close soon enough, and she will have just one more season to compete before accepting her commission as an officer and heading into the Army ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

For Yardley, No Place Like West Point - 3/3/10
It's been a season of ups and downs for the Army women's basketball team, just as it has been for one of its newest stars, Molly Yardley. On Sunday, the Army women enjoyed one of their biggest "ups" - a 49-37 victory over Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa. The win clinched the fourth seed in the upcoming Patriot League tournament ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report


Army's Kyler Thriving While Balancing Busy Schedule
- 3/3/10

The scene unfolds like countless others do on college campuses nationwide every day. A drive through a picturesque campus takes you past ancient stone buildings, tidy rows of houses, and vast athletic fields. All the while, the 15 MPH speed limit helps you avoid the groups and individual runners darting by in reflective jackets, sweats and shorts. The difference here is that it's 20 degrees out, and snowing sideways -- hard. And it's not yet 6 a.m. ...
by Bill Hupp, Intermatwrestle.com

Army's Anthony Attains Patriot League Women's Basketball Honors - 3/3/10
She's a double-double performer on the court, an academic scholar off it, and one day Army junior forward Erin Anthony aspires to make good use of her civil engineering degree by helping to build roads or buildings. Right now, she's building a legacy at West Point ...
by Andre Williams, Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

Women's Basketball: Army Scores Two All-Stars - 3/3/10
Understanding the game of basketball goes a long way toward playing it well. Army's Erin Anthony and Molly Yardley have tremendous basketball IQs, according to coach Dave Magarity, and the pair put their smarts to good use this season ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

New Coach, New Era For Army Softball - 2/26/10
Michelle DePolo can tell you exactly the day when the press release came out announcing she had been named the next women's softball coach at the United States Military Academy. "It was April Fools Day," she said with a laugh. The timing was coincidental, if not poetic. But then again, DePolo's journey has been marked by coincidental twists of fate and a poetic matching of passion and career ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report

Golden Anniversary: Jack Riley Led U.S. Olympic Hockey Team To Title In 1960 - 2/24/10
"Once bitten, twice shy," goes the popular maxim. But anyone who knows Jack Riley knows that hardly describes the 89-year-old hockey legend. So why then did the Marstons Mills resident turn down an invitation this year to appear in Vancouver to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States Olympics hockey gold medal won by the 1960 team he coached? You must turn the clock back eight years to the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, a mere 800 miles from Squaw Valley, Calif. ...
by Don Sherlock, The Register (Cape Cod, Mass.)

As Close As A Lock Can Get - 2/23/10
Army women's tennis coach Paul Peck says that each team he coaches has its own personality. This year's team, dominated by seasoned juniors, has an almost business-like approach, Peck said. There is no horsing around before practice ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report


Buccigross: Emotion Key Component To Success
- 2/19/10

Emotion makes everything purposeful and possible. Nothing depresses or fills a classroom, home or dressing room/locker room/clubhouse-* with more hopelessness than a lack of emotion ... The three things that probably make me most emotional require and reveal so much emotion -- children, sports and the military ... A couple of weekends ago, I combined these three emotional things. I took my hockey-playing boys, Brett, 17, and Jackson, 10, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to see Army and Air Force play a hockey game ...
by John Buccigross, ESPN.com

Olympic Hockey: 1980 Not Only USA Miracle - 2/14/10
Jack Riley was stunned when he was selected as the head coach of the 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey team. He had not lobbied for it, nor had he received permission from his employers at West Point. His boss, U.S. Military Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Garrison Davidson, had a different job planned for his residing Army hockey coach, and he was taken aback when Riley told him of his plans ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

Ferrara Runs Through Personal Tragedy - 2/12/10
If all goes well, Andrew Ferrara will represent the United States Military Academy at the NCAA Track & Field Championships this spring not as a cadet, but as an officer ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report

Starks Overcame Heart Surgery To Wrestle Again - 2/8/10
Army senior Richard Starks knew something was wrong. But he had no idea it would require heart surgery ... On Nov. 14, Starks was wrestling in the State University of New York at Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Showcase, just outside of Rochester, N.Y. ... His coaches pulled him from the tournament and when he was examined further, doctors discovered he had an atrial flutter, an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart ...
by John Ferro, Army Official Sports Report

Coach Dives In And Helps Rejuvinate Army - 1/1/10
Army Athletic Director Kevin Anderson had been interviewing coaching candidates in the Hilton Hotel at Chicago's O'Hare airport when Zach Spiker, a 32-year-old Cornell assistant, walked in wearing a Big Red polo shirt and carrying two bags. Anderson turned to his associate Bob Beretta and said, "Who ordered the pizza?" ...
by Kevin Armstrong, The New York Times

Generally, West Stays Right On Track - 12/9/09
Cadet Jennifer West picked up the nickname "General West" before she entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A 2008 graduate of Fort Myers High School, West commands attention. Like E.F. Hutton, when she talks, people listen ...
by Sam Cook, Fort Myers News-Press

Young Mankus Leads Black Knights To New Heights - 12/7/09
The first time Army coach Alma Kovaci saw Ariana Mankus playing volleyball, she could not take her eyes off her ... Mankus had plenty of college coaches recruiting her, but those schools could not give her what she truly desired - a chance to play Division I volleyball, plus serve her country in the military ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

In Army's First-Ever Tournament Appearance, Long Gray Line Runs Deep
- 11/30/09
The Army volleyball team made history this weekend, entering the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship for the first time and becoming the only service academy to ever appear in the tournament field. For former players serving in Iraq, the team's postseason run is happy news from the banks of the Hudson during a holiday season far from home ...
by Jennifer Gunnels, NCAA.com

Leading Factor - 11/25/09
The United States Military Academy at West Point has a rich history of producing great leaders ... On Saturday, setter and first class cadet Maureen Bannon solidified her place among the list of outstanding leaders currently attending West Point ...
by Dave Reed, ESPN.com

Inside Strength - 10/23/09
From the beginning, it seems that Jason Johnson's track to West Point was never a seamless match between his own life and the storied tapestry of U.S. Military Academy history. Like almost every story, things could have been somehow better ...
by Dallas Miller, Army Athletic Communications

Cherry Bowl Victory Still Sweet 25 Years Later - 10/23/09
When the 1984 Army football team walked off the turf of the Pontiac Silverdome with a 10-6 victory over heavily-favored Michigan State in the inaugural Cherry Bowl, the Black Knights took with them something that no team in the long and storied history of the program had ever grasped ... by Tim Volkmann, Army Athletic Communications

Through All The Changes, Benet's Mankus Still Has Volleyball - 10/15/09
So much has changed for Ariana Mankus in one year. She no longer goes to school in the protective cocoon of Benet Academy, surrounded by boys and girls she grew up with. Now she is some 800 miles away, living with three other girls in barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point ... by Joshua Welge, Chicago Daily Herald

The Challenger - 10/10/09
There is quite a bit packed into his 5-10, 166-pound frame. Speed. Ability. Experience. Drive. Determination. Knowledge. Desire. All among the attributes hidden under the laid back, unassuming exterior of Damion Hunter ...
by Tim Volkmann, Army Athletic Communications

An Inside Honor - 10/10/09
The Army Athletic Association honors one of its greatest sons when it retires three-time All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Doc Blanchard's #35 jersey today at halftime. Were it not for a turn of fate, Blanchard might never have played at Army ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Leader Of Character - 10/3/09
The mission of the U. S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the U.S. Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the Nation. In other words, Carson Williams ...
by Dallas Miller, Army Athletic Communications

Set Up For Success - 10/3/09
Volleyball setters do most of the work and get a fraction of the glory. But it's a role that senior Maureen Bannon has relished since her arrival at West Point in 2006 ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Schoeneman Leads Young, Talented Group Of Runners - 9/28/09
It's been a long, grueling injuryfilled road to the starting line for Army women's cross country runner Firstie Stephanie Schoeneman. After a strong 2007 season, Schoeneman couldn't make the leap forward last year because of injuries ...
by Eric Bartelt, Pointer View

Fullerton Enjoys Homecoming With US National Team - 9/27/09
Eight netminders attended the Team USA tryouts in June, and three survived. The battle for the last two spots figures to be intense and tight between Maryland graduate Brian Dougherty, Navy grad Mickey Jarboe and Army grad Adam Fullerton ...
by Ken McMillan, lacmagazine.com

Reiter Blazes Trails As Army's Top CC Runner - 9/22/09
Army men's cross country has been blazing trails for the past two years with top runners Jon Anderson and John Mickowski leading most course packs. With Anderson and Mickowski now graduated, a team that was in search of a new pace setter found its latest trailblazer in Firstie Zac Reiter ...
by Eric Bartelt, Pointer View

Born Leader - 9/19/09
When John Donne wrote the famous line, "No man is an island ..." in 1624, he definitely did not have cornerbacks in mind. Okay, so football was still 250 years away from being invented, but even if Donne was sitting in the Michie Stadium stands on a beautiful fall afternoon he would have noticed the lonely existence that Mario Hill leads on the football field ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

Honoring A Gridiron Great - 9/19/09
Army honors one of its gridiron greats today when it retires football jersey No. 61, worn by Joe Steffy who blazed across the playing fields of Michie Stadium over 60 years ago. An imposing figure during the finest period in Army football history, Steffy is a National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame inductee, an Army Hall of Famer, an All-American and winner of the Outland Trophy ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Study Abroad With The Army Men's Soccer Team - 9/19/09
Three members of the Army men's soccer team had the unique opportunity to spend the spring of 2009 studying abroad in different corners of the world. Peter Campbell, Bryan Connolly and Andrew Kydes are three of the squad's eight members in the Class of 2010 that will lead the Black Knights on the field this fall. The trio returned to West Point after spending semesters abroad studying in Russia, China and Mexico ...
by Tim Volkmann, Army Athletic Communications

Ellerson's Option Arrives At Army - 9/16/09
New Army head coach Rich Ellerson was here to see the birth of this version of the triple-option offense two decades ago in Hawaii. Ellerson studied the new core of the Black Knights' offense during his days with former Hawaii offensive coordinator ...
by Mark Brown, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

A Tall Order - 9/12/09
Things are looking up for the Army football team. When Alejandro Villanueva made his first career appearance at wide receiver in Army's 27-14 victory at Eastern Michigan last Saturday, the 6-foot, 10-inch, 290 pound senior captain made his presence felt in more ways than one.
by Tim Volkmann, Army Athletic Communications

"Coach K" Headlines Army Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 - 9/12/09
Mike Krzyzewski is not only a former Army basketball player and West Point graduate. He is also a former Army basketball coach who experienced success as a player and coach. And while he hasn't been employed by the U.S. Military Academy since 1980, he is still an active part of post and having a positive impact on the Corps of Cadets.
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

At The Top Of Her Game - 9/12/09
When Liz Betterbed applied to West Point as a high school prospect, she didn't know much about the institution, but was intrigued by the challenge. Fast forward to 2009 where Betterbed is a senior at the United States Military Academy and her accomplishments look like a "Who's Who" at an institution noted by Forbes Magazine as the "Best college in America." 
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Boulder City Grad To Coach Swimmers At West Point - 9/4/09
Amongst all of Bret Lundgaard's achievements as a swimmer at the University of Washington, the most indicative of his future career as a coach came outside of the pool ... Earlier this month, the Boulder City High graduate made the cross-country move to West Point, N.Y., taking a position as assistant swimming coach with the Army Black Knights.
by Anthony Fenech, Las Vegas Sun

For Villanueva, Switch to Wide Receiver Is a Tall Order - 9/2/09
Since his younger brother had the stronger throwing arm, Ali Villanueva spent hours running pass patterns in his backyard as a child. Villanueva wanted to be a receiver, score touchdowns and hear the roar of the crowd. Villanueva had the hands - but not the body ...
by Jim Henry, NCAA Football Fanhouse

Army Softball Skipper Is In A League Of Her Own - 9/2/09
Michelle DePolo always knew she wanted to be part of something bigger than herself. When she takes over as Army's first female softball coach since the program moved to Division I, she will definitely accomplish that goal. DePolo, an assistant at Army since 2007, was chosen to succeed the retiring Jim Flowers ...
by Michelle Brutlag Hosick, NCAA Champion Magazine

Army Football Game Day Experience Draws More Top Honors - 8/27/09
What does a lime green car running on vegetable oil have to do with the "Top 25 Ultimate College Football Game-Day Experiences?" It just so happens the smell of french fries propelled me across the fruited plain the past few years as I enjoyed the college pigskin at more than 60 of the game's premiere venues.
by Joe Connor, NBCSports.com

Torii Hunter's Personal Miracle - 8/26/09
Torii Hunter was in for a surprise. Two days before Christmas 2005, his father gathered him and his three brothers together to tell them they had a half brother ... Recently, the blended family celebrated another major achievement: the graduation of Brandon Thurman from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Lee Hawkins, Wall Street Journal

Local Grad Maureen Magarity Promoted - 8/17/09
The journey that began in a gymnasium on Poughkeepsie's Boardman Road more than a dozen years ago continued in Orange County on Friday. That's when the U.S. Military Academy at West Point announced Maureen Magarity, a 1999 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School who graduated from Marist College in 2004, had been promoted to associate head coach of its women's basketball team.
by Sean McMann, Poughkeepsie Journal

An Army Man: Ellerson Lands Dream Job - 8/6/2009
It's like a kid on Christmas morning. You know the one, the child that wanted the one gift so bad that as soon as he opened it he couldn't contain his enthusiasm. New Army football coach Rich Ellerson is that kid as he finally got his "dream" job after all these years of coaching ...
by Matthew Ondesko, metrowny.com

Former North Hall Standout Joey Henshaw Earns All-America Honors - 7/3/09
All it took was one swing for Joey Henshaw to impress his new coach. During his senior year at North Hall in 2007, Henshaw was visited by Army baseball coach Joe Sattalano, who was on site to see whether or not he wanted to offer the 6-foot-7 southpaw a spot on his roster. It didn't take long for him to reach a decision ...
by Jonathan Zopf

Army Helps Moore Be All That He Can Be - 6/5/09
The NCAA baseball tournament resumes today with 16 teams left in the Super Regional round. Clint Moore's team isn't one of them. Army fell short in the regionals, but certainly not for a lack of effort. Nobody -- absolutely nobody -- worked harder this season than the Black Knights ...
by Jeff Mills, Greensboro News-Record.com

Sarah Giles-Madden's Ability To Be Clutch Earned Two MVPs - 5/30/09
To be described as having a lot of heart is a special thing, particularly during one of the most important days of your life-graduation day. Many of the thoughtful words said May 23 about Sarah Giles- Madden during her bar pinning ceremony reflect back to April 20, 2008, when she had to dig down deep within herself to comeback from a one set deficit to help Army women's tennis win its fourth consecutive Patriot League championship ...
by Eric Bartelt, Pointer View

Sottolano Perfect Fit At West Point - 5/30/09
Joe Sottolano is so competitive that he believes in his heart that he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of basketball, even if his head tells him otherwise. Sottolano brings that passion to the baseball diamond every day, and he expects nothing less from his Army team ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Henshaw Set For Big Knight - 5/29/09
Joey Henshaw thought about playing in the SEC and talked to schools like Georgia Tech when he was starring at North Hall High School in Lula, Ga. ... one of the reasons the lefty first baseman/pitcher went to West Point. And just like he would have at a bigger program, Henshaw will be in the NCAA Tournament when the Black Knights face Texas tonight in a regional game in Austin.
by Dan Martin, New York Post

Army's Clint Moore One Of Nation's Top Shortstops - 5/28/09
Army sophomore shortstop Clint Moore is one of the finest college baseball players in the nation, but he would never say that about himself. Moore is humble and, like any good West Point cadet, he emphasizes team over individual accomplishments. He can't shake the fact, though, that he was one of 15 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, given to the nation's top shortstop ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

NCAA Austin Regional: Army Ready To Take On Texas - 5/27/09
As the Army Black Knights landed in Texas this afternoon, a few things that are certain for the Black Knights as they head into the Austin Regionals ... first is that they are not just happy to be here. Here being one of just 64 teams remaining to contend for the 2009 NCAA baseball crown. Secondly ... and although they will be stepping onto UFCU Disch-Falk Field against the host team, Texas (41-13-1) ...
by A.M. Allen, GoBlackKnights.com

Q&A With Army Head Baseball Coach Joe Sottolano - 5/15/09
On Sunday, Army came out smoking as the Black Knights came away with a decisive 11-0 win over Holy Cross in the final game of the Patriot League Tournament best-of-three semifinal series. The victory earned Army the right to face off against Lafayette for the Patriot League Championship Series, with an NCAA bid at stake. GoBlackKnights.com had a chance to catch-up with Army Head Coach, Joe Sottolano to discuss his team's performance, preparation, mindset, as well as his thoughts on the Black Knights upcoming opponent, Lafayette ...
by A.M. Allen, GoBlackKnights.com

Houghton Carries On Family Tradition - 5/8/09
Anne Houghton was in seventh grade when her older sister, Kate, broke the news about her college intentions ... Six years later, it was Anne Houghton who headed to West Point, her tennis racquet in tow. By that time, the younger Houghton was enamored with the Academy, having spent time with Kate and their brothers, John and Rick - all became West Point cadets and Army tennis players. Kate and John graduated in 2007, and Rick is a senior on the men's team ...
by Ken McMillan, Times Herald-Record

Army's Flowers Not Like Most Coaches - 5/7/09
Ask Jim Flowers about major-college coaches running from job to job, pay raise to pay raise, and watch his round face curl into a frown ... He's just one of those jewels who showed he loved coaching Army softball by staying for 19 seasons ...
by Kevin Gleason, Times Herald-Record

Sylve Motivated to Repeat As PL Hurdles Champ - 4/30/09
Top collegiate athletes tend to spend many years trying to perfect their craft, or as close to perfection as humanly possible, before their college days so they can shine at the NCAA level. Now imagine trying to succeed at something you didn't take up until your senior year in high school and that something was the hurdles in track and field ...
by Eric Bartelt, Pointer View

Anderson Joins Elite Group With Win At Penn Relays - 4/24/09
There were so many moves and counter moves on the last lap that Jon Anderson said he couldn't even remember most of them. All he remembers is that last move. The one that put him in first for good ...
by Reuben Frank, Burlington County Times

Blanchard More Than Football Hero - 4/21/09
When Nazi Germany launched one of its last counterattacks of World War II during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, American GIs identified themselves in the dangerous woods of the Ardennes by whispering "Blanchard." If the man in the foxhole next to them was a fellow American soldier, he simply replied, "Davis" ...
by Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com

'Doc' A Classy Link To Bygone Age - 4/21/09
The Navy had its chance at Felix "Doc" Blanchard. It could have grabbed Army's "Mr. Inside" before he wandered off to West Point. It could have allowed him to enlist in its V-12 program, to complete his education in exchange for a future commitment to serve at sea. But Blanchard was deemed to be overweight at the outset of World War II, and his eyes were found to be faulty. So in what would become a recurring habit, Blanchard slipped through the Navy's grasp ...
by Tim Sullivan, San Diego Union-Tribune

Heisman Winner Blanchard Dies At 84 - 4/20/09
Felix "Doc" Blanchard, the 1945 Heisman Trophy winner and Army's Mr. Inside in one of college football's most famous backfields, died on April 19, 2009. He was 84 ... Blanchard's daughter, Mary Blanchard, told The Associated Press late Sunday night in a phone interview that her father died of pneumonia at home in Bulverde, a small town in central Texas, earlier in the day ...

Houghton Fights To Overcome Lingering Knee Injury - 4/16/09
It's the best time of the year for a collegiate male tennis athlete; it's the time where the league championships arrive and the drive to reach the NCAA Championships climaxes ... Firstie Rick Houghton has gone through the same trials and tribulations that four years brings to a varsity athlete, but he's only been healthy enough to play in one of those years and two matches total ...
by Eric Bartelt, Pointer View

Webster Groves To West Point - 4/11/09
Webster Groves resident Amelia Janoski may not be the only woman cadet at West Point, but she surely is one of the most impressive. A senior, ready to graduate in May, she's taken not only her West Point instructors, sponsors and coaches by storm but also left an impression of excellence at the College School and MICDS, where she received her elementary and secondary education ...
by Linda Briggs-Harty, Webster-Kirkwood Times

A New Mission At Army: To Be What It Can Be - 4/5/09
As his players participated in drills at Foley Athletic Center, Rich Ellerson, the new Army football coach, walked the field, peering from under a camouflage cap, watching, evaluating, sometimes giving instruction. "Fiery," defensive tackle Victor Ugenyi said of the 55-year-old Ellerson after this recent spring practice. "He has a lot of will for an old man ...
by Brian Heyman, New York Times

From Goalie To Second Lieutenant
- 3/21/09
When Army's lacrosse team opened its season on Feb. 14, five new starters took the field at Michie Stadium against VMI. The leading scorer from the 2008 team Justin Bokmeyer was gone, departed to graduation, taking his 33 points with him. As important as the loss of Bokmeyer was, the Black Knights also had to replace longtime starting goalie Adam Fullerton ...
by Dave Ryan, InsideLacrosse.com

Transcending Time In More Ways Than One - 3/17/09
Dealing with injuries is always tough when you're an athlete. The long recoveries. The extra time in the trainers room. And missing time with teammates can take a toll on an athlete's psyche. Fortunately, for Army junior lacrosse player Andrew Maisano (St. Francis) he hasn't had to deal with the injury bug to often ...
by Matthew Ondesko, MetroWNY.com

McGuire Takes Victory Lap - 2/21/09
It's fitting that Army senior standout Alex McGuire could achieve a major career milestone during today's service academy showdown against Navy. McGuire needs just seven points to move into fourth place on Army's all-time scoring list. The Arundel High graduate enters this afternoon's contest with 1,405 career points ...
by Bill Wagner, Annapolis Capital

Parkland Graduates Find A Home At West Point - 1/28/09
Parkland graduates Erin Anthony and Laura Baranek are told when to study, when to eat and how to dress. They can't just pick up and head south to their Lehigh Valley homes whenever the urge strikes. They need a pass for that. And shopping off-campus? They must get permission for that, too. But those rules, and their backgrounds, have helped make them the role models every child could use these days ...
by Mandy Housenick, Allentown Morning Call

All She Can Be - 12/30/08
Calling her West Point experience thus far "unique", Jamie Clark has her future paved. Clark, a former South High School standout, is nearing graduation and her commission at Army, wrapping up a stellar educational experience. Along the way, Clark rewrote part of the record book as a Division I volleyball player for the Black Knights ...
by Jeff Letofsky, Pueblo Chieftain

Clark Siblings Sharing West Point Experience - 12/10/08
Brother and sister, both plebes, also competing in sports. Siblings Zach and Shige Clark were thankful to be home to see family and friends at Thanksgiving. They are freshmen at the U.S. Military Academy and are playing sports at West Point, just as they did at Bob Jones High School. Zach competes for Army's wrestling team. Shige, pronounced Shay, participates in Sandhurst, which is a form of the biathlon ...
by Bob Labbe, The Huntsville Times

Army's Briana Stremick Deserves Better - 11/19/08
Briana Stremick comes from a tiny town in northeast North Dakota. Just over 2,100 people make Langdon their home, where there are two county roads, one doctor, one dentist and one long, harsh winter. One in 12 residents in Langdon lives below the poverty line, and you can be certain the goal of many youngsters is to make good of themselves and write their ticket with a destination for the rest of the world. You don't think about places like West Point or Oxford University in most tiny towns, where services are limited and education opportunities are what they are ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Haberbusch Inspired By High School Coaches - 11/4/08
Rob Haberbusch admits he was fortunate to grow up in Montclair, N.J., even though hockey wasn't that prevalent in the Garden State ... Otherwise, Haberbusch might not have made coaching a career and without question he wouldn't have become involved with USA Hockey ...
by Mike Scandura, USAHockey.com

Leading From The Middle - 11/1/08
Like a lot of people, Frank Scappaticci didn't know a lot about the United States Military Academy. As a student at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, N.Y., Scappaticci was keeping all of his options open. An all-state linebacker, he was being recruited by a variety of schools ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

Black Knight Flashback: 1988 - 11/1/08
Army's vaunted wishbone attack in the 1980s led the Black Knights to three bowl games within a five-year span under legendary coach Jim Young, and today the 1988 Sun Bowl team that battled nationally-ranked Alabama on Christmas Eve will be recognized during a special halftime tribute ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

A Strong Rush - 10/25/08

Army fullback Collin Mooney has a gameday routine. The senior captain is hesitant to provide the details of how he prepares for a football game on Saturday mornings, although he insists it isn't anything too drastic and his day is not thrown off if one little thing needs to be different ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

A Change Of Heart - 10/25/08
Alex McGuire grew up with the military and basketball in her blood, but never wanted to attend West Point. However, the Army women's basketball program could not be happier her change of heart has reaped great benefits over the past three years and counting ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Pete Dawkins: A West Point Legend - 10/25/08
Today at Michie Stadium, the No. 24 will be retired in honor of Heisman Trophy winner and captain of Army's unbeaten 1958 team, Pete Dawkins. The honor, which has only been bestowed once before ...
by Mark Brumbaugh, Army Athletic Communications

Leadership Defined - 10/11/08
It is the night of October 6, 2007, and you are at Michie Stadium, the home of the football team composed of cadet-athletes of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Unfortunately, the home team is in a bit of a predicament ...
by Mark Brumbaugh, Army Athletic Communications

Hockey Gears Up For Encore Performance - 10/11/08
Last season was among the finest in Army hockey history. A regular season title for the first time, a fourth consecutive trip to the Atlantic Hockey Association playoffs, national honors and recognition for

Living The Olympic Dream - 10/11/08
The Modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, in 1896, but it wasn't until the 1912 Games in Stockholm, Sweden, that members of the Long Grey Line were numbered among the competitors. They have been well represented, and through the 2004 Games, a total of 85 West Pointers participated in 14 sports in 17 Olympics. Just three, however, met the standard as a Cadet. That changed when Stephen Scherer and Stewart Glenister ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Joe Alberici Inducted Into Auburn H.S. Hall of Fame - 10/10/08
It is difficult to think of Auburn athletics without the Alberici family coming into the picture ... Joe Alberici, a 1987 graduate of Auburn High School, has gone on to a great deal of success in the field of athletics, success he attributes directly to the way he grew up ...
by Jason Gabak, Auburn (N.Y.) Citizen

Army's Stremick Climbing Volleyball Career Charts - 10/7/08
Army senior Briana Stremick was awarded honorable mention status in the Patriot League women's volleyball player of the week voting for the week ending Oct. 5. The right side hitter collected her 100th career ace serve, and led Army with 15 kills (on 27 attempts) and seven blocks in a 3-1 victory over Colgate on Saturday ...
by Ken McMillan, Times-Herald Record

Breiling Is Truly Serving Her Country - 10/7/08
No one would blame Rachael Breinling for sitting back and admiring a stellar junior year. Breinling, a senior volleyball player at Army, was ranked in the Patriot League's top 10 in kills (6th), hitting percentage (.304; 6th) and blocks (0.97; 4th) to earn first-team all-league and academic all-league honors ...
by Scott Brandenburg, Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle 

Coach, Talented Receiver Look To Rebound Sprint - 10/03/08
Looking to set the tone for the 2008 season, Army sprint football came up short on their final drive Sunday against Navy to lose 14-7 at Shea Stadium here ... Undaunted, the team is working hard to get back on its feet and finish the season strong.
by Eric S. Bartelt, The Pointer View

Anderson Focused On Making NCAAs - 9/26/08
The defining moment of Firstie Jon Anderson's collegiate running career came last spring when he won the 2008 Patriot League championship in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs at the PL track and field championships ... Getting to the NCAAs is the ultimate step for any athlete in cross country, and Anderson is trying to follow the steps of his former teammates to reach that goal ...
by Eric S. Bartelt, The Pointer View

Dual Sport Morgan Full of Energy - 9/26/08
A trip to Guatemala during the summer is an attractive deal for any cadet, especially a trip that enhances the cadet's individual development as a future leader ... Even though she didn't spend much time training this summer, Morgan has come out blazing this cross country season as she finished first at the Army Open Aug. 29 and fourth versus Cornell in a dual meet Sept. 12 at West Point ...
by Eric S. Bartelt, The Pointer View

A Golden Opportunity - 9/20/08
Technically John Plumstead is listed at 225 pounds in the Army football media guide, and since he is a two-time state champion in the shot put, you could say he has a bit more than a "speck" of athletic ability. While he has worn a golden helmet on top of his 5-foot, 9-inch frame for the past four years as a member of one of the most storied gridiron programs in the country, his diploma will say West Point on it when he graduates this spring ...
by Tim Volkmann, Army Athletic Communications

Out Of The Loop - 9/20/08
Of the nine coaches in the Army Sports Hall of Fame, four of them were neighbors, and one was recently retired and still offering tips for success. Jack Riley, Joe Palone and Eric Tipton were included in the first four classes of the Army Sports Hall of Fame for their successes as coaches. And now, their former neighbor has joined them in earning one of Army's top honors. Last evening, Bob Knight was among the 10 individuals inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

A Class By Themselves - 9/20/08
They are from four different states, took four different paths to West Point and play four different roles on the Army volleyball team. These four players have three words in common: Patriot League Championship. That title has been on the minds of seniors Elizabeth Lazzari, Jamie Clark, Briana Stremick and Rachael Breinling for four long years and this is their last chance to make that dream a reality ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

Father Of Army Women's Soccer Leaving A Legacy Far Beyond The Pitch - 9/6/08
While Army's record books have marked Gene Ventriglia's achievements as the only mentor women's soccer has known, it is not the wins, loses or ties that he looks to as part of his legacy. He would rather be remembered first as a coach who imparted passion and love of the game to his players, and second as a teacher who taught them how to succeed not only on the pitch but in life ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

No Ordinary Giant - 9/6/08
When Army fans take a moment to honor the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants this afternoon, one vital teammate will be missing. Perhaps not noticed by the casual fan, those Giants players and coaches in attendance will notice his absence. Had he not been called away by the President of the United States on a special mission, he would be right here in Michie Stadium sporting a number 98 jersey just like he did when he was a player at West Point ...
by Tracy Nelson, Army Athletic Communications

The Working Man's Running Back - 9/6/08
Tony Dace could care less if he runs for two yards or 202 yards during today's game with New Hampshire. All the senior running back wants to do is help his team win football games and give back to a place that has meant so much to him ...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Army Athletic Communications

Flashback: 1958 - 8/29/08
The late 1950s were a tranquil time - sometimes referred to as the "good ole days."  There were some great moments in sports in 1958, and Army football was at the forefront of the action under legendary coach Earl "Red" Blaik ...
by Mady Salvani, Army Athletic Communications

Saving Graces - 8/29/08
Army's A.J. Glubzinski and John-Michael Gallogly will have completely different paths ready to unfold in front of them when they graduate from West Point next spring. But for now, they are both senior captains on the Army men's soccer team. And both are goalkeepers ...
by Tim Volkmann, Army Athletic Communications

Front and Center - 8/29/08
For Army Football fans there have been three constants during the last two seasons - death, taxes and Trey Miranne at center for the Black Knights ...
by Brian Gunning, Army Athletic Communications

Curran Leads Herriers At West Point - 8/28/08
Just a few short years ago, Meghan Curran went through one of the most stressful things a recent high school graduate can do of their own volition ...
by Stephen Tobey, Chelmsford Independent

Long Journey For Armys' Garthwaite - 8/27/08
He's fearless, willing to throw every ounce of his 207-pound frame at opponents. He's the voice constantly heard in practice pumping up his fellow defensive backs. When defensive coordinator John Mumford called a preseason defensive team meeting, searching for a leader, senior strong safety Lowell Garthwaite was the first to step up and say, "Coach, I'm taking that role" ...
by Sal Interdonado, Times-Herald Record

Get To Know Your College Olympian - 8/14/08
Every day during the Olympics, SIOC will feature an Olympian who's also a college student. Today, we've got a Q&A with West Point sophomore and 10m air rifle shooter Stephen Scherer, who chats about his love of all-things shooting, West Point hazing and his stir-fry-eating plans ...
by Mallory Rubin, Sports Illustrated

Top Caliber - 7/20/08
Stephen Scherer fired his final shot at the Olympic trials in March, lowered his rifle, and smiled. There was no fist pumping, no chest thumping when he won the 10-meter air rifle competition and a berth on the US Olympic team bound for Beijing ...
by Shira Springer, Boston Globe

Scherer Fired Up About Olympic Shot - 7/18/08
Stephen Scherer shares a birthday with George Washington. His sister, Sarah, and mother, Susan, celebrate one on the same day as Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, respectively. "We're three of the men on Mount Rushmore," Susan said with a laugh. So it's fitting that the Billerica family produced such a monumental upset at the U.S. Olympic shooting trials in March, when Stephen, 19, won the air rifle competition to punch his ticket to Beijing ...
by Tim Bresnahan, Boston Herald

Army Diver McLain Makes Miraculous Recovery To Return To Competition - 7/14/08
A tense silence fell over the San Juan Natatorium as Zach McLain stood atop the 1-meter diving board. Army diver Greg Sievers glanced at coach Ron Kontura, who chewed his fingernails along the edge of the pool. Sievers held his breath, as thoughts raced through his head ...
by Adam Rittenburg, ESPN.com

Glenister Heads To Olympics - 7/7/08
Stewart Glenister knows he'll face a tough road just making it out of his qualifying heat in the men's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition at the Olympics. Glenister will represent American Samoa, an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean where he has deep family ties, in an event he rarely swam before ...
by Ryan Schneider, Temple (Texas) Daily Telegram

Army Swimmers To Cap Careers At Olympic Trials - 6/30/08
West Point graduates Zach Disbrow and Jake Mentele have been able to do that for years, so this week's U.S. Olympic swimming trials are all about having fun and bidding farewell to their sport on a grand stage ...
by Ken Mcmillan, Times Herald-Record

USMA Freshman Sets Pace At Olympic Air Rifle - 5/21/08
USMA Freshman Stephen Scherer captured medalist honors in air rifl e at the Olympic Trials with a 1994.1 composite in earning one of two spots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete this summer in Beijing. The three-day Trials, in collaboration with the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Shooting, were held at the Olympic Shooting Complex in Colorado Springs ...
Appeared in "On The Mark Magazine"

Chase Is A Champ - 5/6/08
When analyzing the performance of a player, we often get caught up in statistics and on-ice production while negating to recognize a players excellence and selflessness both on and off the ice. Army team captain Chase Podsiad was named the 2008 Derek Hines Award winner ...
by Noah Sharfman, HockeyJournal.com

In First Season, Quaker Valley Grad Hougton A Smash For Army Tennis Team - 5/1/08
Army women's tennis coach Paul Peck knew Anne Houghton, who is just a plebe, was talented enough to be his team's No. 1 singles player, but he wasn't sure if she could handle the responsibility ...
by Jim Rodenbush, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Houghton, Freshmen Contribute To Women's Tennis Success - 4/4/08
The declaration, "Youth is served," is a major understatement when directed at the Army women's tennis team for the 2007-08 season ... The team has been invigorated with a shot of freshmen talent that may eclipse any class that has ever played women's tennis at West Point ...
by Eric Bartelt, The Pointer View

Coffee With Kevin Kumlien - 3/27/08
Kevin Kumlien's junior year won't resemble that of a lot of Division I athletes. But he thinks this might be the first summer when he won't lose 30 pounds. Instead of slogging through the South Carolina heat or jumping out of airplanes at airborne school in Fort Benning ...
by Mike Kiefer, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Black Knights Seeing Stars - 3/13/08
After a formal introduction last September, Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal may have asked Army's assistant captain and senior Luke Flicek to pass the salt...
by Bob Snow, NHL.com

Sweet Success For Army Seniors - 3/8/08
When Cara Enright, Margaree King, Stefanie Stone and Anna Wilson step onto the Christl Arena floor for the 2008 Patriot League Tournament, they will undoubtedly feel at home. It is that floor where the four-pack of seniors have enjoyed so much success, including the 2005-06 Patriot League Tournament title which granted the Black Knights their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament ...
by Tracy Nelson, 2008 Patriot League Women's Basketball Program

Hockey In Uniform - 3/8/08
As a fellow student sang the National Anthem, captain Chase Podsiad stands at rigid attention, facing Old Glory, his head filled with last-minute thoughts about the evening's game plan. In doing so, Chase looks just like hundreds of other college hockey players throughout the country...
by Jess Myers, USA Hockey Magazine

Army Cadet Is Armed For Action - 3/3/08
Like most elite shooters, Stephen Scherer has goals and dreams. His goal is to shoot in the Olympics. His dream is to shoot on a battlefield...
by Brian Gomez, Colorado Springs Gazette

The Puck Stops Here - 2/14/08
The hottest college hockey goalie in the nation wears an Army uniform. Josh Kassel has not lost a game in his last seven starts. He has allowed just five goals during the stretch and posted back-to-back shutouts...
by Ken Mcmillen, Times Herald-Record

Story #1 Of The Year: Inspiration - 1/7/08
During the holiday season it is easy to get caught up in the lights, food and presents. However, holidays are really about family and how blessed we are to have people in our lives that we love and who love us...
by Garland Cooper, StudentsSportSoftball.com

A Call To Duty - 10/6/07
Steadily over time, the idea seeped into Ted Bentler's Midwestern mind. Maybe it was between classes, or back in his dorm room after one of those grueling offseason Ames workouts in the middle of March. He couldn't seem to shake the thoughts that gripped his soul the way a February blizzard owns the Plains...
by Bob Beretta, Senior Associate Athletic Director For Athletic Communications

Bracing For Impact - 10/6/07
The brace on Caleb Campbell's right knee is a constant reminder of just how close he came to losing his dream...by Brian Gunning, Associate Director of Athletic Communications

A Disciplined Road - 10/6/07
Less than a month away from finishing his quest to qualify for his second-consecutive U.S. Olympic Team, the very discipline that Dan Browne '07 learned during his days as a cadet keep him focused on securing a spot on the team bound for Beijing...by Jon Holtz, Athletic Communications Assistant

Mike Viti: More Than Just A Football Player - 9/29/07
When No. 33 gets his number called, be it on or off the field, rest assured the senior captain will be up to the challenge...
by Ryan Yanoshak, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

A Vision For The Future - 9/29/07
An open-minded thinker, Carl Ullrich takes his rightful place alongside national champions and Heisman Trophy winners...
by Bob Beretta, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Communications

A Family Affair - 9/29/07
The Army men's and women's tennis teams have had a distinctly Houghton flavor for the past five years, thanks to these four brothers and sisters...
by Tracy Nelson, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Holding Court - 9/29/07
First-year Army volleyball coach Alma Kovaci knows what it takes to win and has her sights set on taking the Black Knights to a new level of success...
by Tracy Nelson, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Opportunity Knocks Stan Brock Into Dream Job - 9/8/07
Stan Brock was blindsided by his dream job when he became the 35th head coach in the long and storied history of the Army Football team...
by Bob Beretta, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Communications

Serving the Corps - 9/8/07
We take a closer look at three Black Knight athletes appointed to distinguished ranks in the Cadet Chain of Command...
by Tim Volkmann - Assistant Director of Athletic Communications