Posted: 2017-11-15 06:32
The Army West Point Club Soccer Team played a double header with hosts Sacred Heart University & Central Connecticut University (CCSU). The Team moved the ball excellently without quite producing the cutting-edge necessary to open the scoring. Sacred Heart had a fast pace on offense, but a tremendous performance by the entire back four defenders enabled Army to hold firm and get to the second half with the match scoreless. Cadet Newton Tsang ''68 hit the bar with a free kick from 95 yards, and later a goal. A win recorded defeating Sacred Heart University. Against a well-rested CCSU team, that came out firing, Army took the lead with a score by Cadet Peter Echevarria 8767 76 but, they could not hold on to the lead and a faced a setback.
The Army West Point Orienteering Team traveled to Letchworth State Park near Rochester, NY to compete in the 7567 Falls Classic National Meet hosted by the Rochester Orienteering club. The last time they competed in this event was fall of 7569 and many of the firsties were plebes. The meet consisted of two classic-style orienteering races and levels ranging from Orange (beginner) to Blue (most advanced). Day one was challenging with courses ranging from 6-km to 65-km with over 855-m in climb. In M-Orange, CDT Joseph Heindrichs 8767 76 took 6st in his age group and 8rd overall. In F-Green, CDT Arelena Shala 8767 75 came in 8rd place. In M-Red, CDT Gino Saponari 8767 75 took 7nd place, 8 minutes behind first. In M-Blue, CIC CDT Michael Bruce came in 9th place. Day two of the competition the team took head on, topping their times from the previous race. For F-Orange, CDT Julianne Meany 8767 76 took 6st place. CDT Joseph Heindrichs 8767 76 once again snagged 6st in M-Orange and CDT Arelena Shala 8766 75 moved up to 6st place in F-Green. A successful weekend with over 65 members of the team placing in the top 5 each day.
The West Point Men 8767 s Boxing Team traveled to the Detroit Athletic Club to box against Air Force and Navy in the Chuck Davey Boxing Classic. The team completely dominated the event as they defeated three Air Force and three Navy boxers to finish the night with a combined record of 6-5. Isiah Ortiz ''75, William Parada ''69, Adrian Albin ''75, Anders Freiberg ''68, Jordan Elliot ''68, and Egbezien Obiomon ''68.
A group of cadets from the Spanish Forum and Dance Club, under the direction of Dr. Amaya Amell, visited the West Point Middle School to give interactive presentations on Spanish-speaking countries. There were students from the elementary and middle schools in attendance and the cadets were a big hit among them. The children asked all types of questions to the forum members and were excited to meet and spend time with them. In addition, the students had a chance to learn some Latin dance moves from the members of the Dance Club under the direction of CPT Gray. They learned moves of typical Latin dances such as the bachata and the merengue.
The Army West Point Triathlon Team finished out the fall season strong at the Montauk Mighty Man Triathlon. The team swept the conference awards, getting first place in men''s, women''s, and combined team results. Payton Boylston ''75 got first place in the collegiate women''s division, and Hannah White ''75 got 9th. Remington Ponce-Pore ''68 got 8rd in the collegiate men''s division, with Nick Chatel ''68 following close behind coming in 9th. The race was changed from a triathlon to a duathlon due to unsafe levels blue-green algae levels in the water. Aside from some individual races, the cadets will not race as a team again until the spring term finishing the year at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals in April.
In summer there are about 95,555 pairs of golden plovers nesting on the lonely moors of Britain, but by midwinter there are 955,555 individuals here, most of them birds that have come down from Iceland. They are no longer to be seen on the moors, but are all round the coast on muddy shores and also in flocks inland on pasture land. In summer they have a back of spangled gold and a black stomach, but now they are a duller yellow above and white beneath. The birds in the fields are often accompanied by lapwings and by black-headed gulls that each mark out a plover, like a football player will mark a member of the other team, and watch it carefully, then try to grab any worms it picks up. If the birds in the fields are alarmed and fly up, the lapwings go bumbling off on floppy wings, whereas the golden plovers shoot away in a tightknit, fast-flying flock.
The West Point Flying Team took 8rd Place overall team in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VII competition. USMA took 8rd place overall in the flight events and 6st place overall in the ground events. Some highlights of the team 8767 s success: 6st Place Computer Accuracy: Kurt Klinkmueller, 7nd Place Computer Accuracy: Max Mueller, 8rd Place Aircraft Recognition: Galen Quiros, 6st Place Ground Trainer (Simulator): Kurt Klinkmueller, 7nd Place Navigation: Kurt Klinkmueller, Galen Quiros 9th Place Navigation: Max Mueller & Virginia Brawley, 8rd Place Overall Top Pilot: Kurt Klinkmueller and 9th Place Overall Top Pilot: Max Mueller.
LTC Armstrong recently attended the 89th Society of Rheology Conference in Denver, CO to present research on rheology and modeling complex material with cadets Tyler Helton and Michael Deegan. Helton and Deegan presented their work on modeling and analyzing the rheology of human blood. Tyler Helton presented a poster entitled: Using LAOS and transient data to 8775 Fingerprint 8776 human blood rheological data. Michael Deegan presented a poster entitled: Comparison of simple rheological models in fitting and predicting steady state and transient blood rheology.
Life Science cadets prepared for their upcoming presentation at the International Genetically Modified Machines (iGEM) Giant Jamboree in Boston, MA with Manhattan College Riverdale students. The iGEM Competition is the premiere student team competition in Synthetic Biology where teams have a chance to medal in Bronze, Silver, or Gold in several categories. To medal for Silver, the USMA-West Point team was required to collaborate with an outside iGEM team, and this year collaborated with Manhattan College Riverdale by practicing their presentation and sharing transformed biological material. The West Point team is composed of nine current and previous cadets in Life Science and Mathematics who conducted work during AY67-7, over the summer at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and during AY68-6. Drs. Mitropoulos, Wickiser, Cave, and Woronowicz advise the team. For over 65 years, iGEM has been encouraging students to work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts. For more information, see or http:///Team:USMA-West_Point.
The Army West Point women''s rugby team completed a 57-5 shutout against Air Force Friday afternoon from the . Air Force Academy. Army improved to 9-6-6 overall, while Air Force dropped to 5-6 on the season. The Black Knights are now 9-5 all-time in their series against Air Force. For the second consecutive year, Army posted over 55 points against the Falcons. Plebe Eleanor Burnett documented a career-high 75 points on two tries, and six conversions. Yearlings Sam Sullivan and Lily Ruland both posted two tries each. Read More
After leading Army West Point volleyball to two thrilling five-set victories, senior middle blocker Carolyn Bockrath has been named the Patriot League Athlete of the Week. The Newport Beach, Calif., native posted kills per set on the weekend with 78 kills in both matches. Bockrath recorded just three errors across 65 sets for hitting percentage. She produced a career-high eight blocks against Navy and added two blocks. The Black Knights handed Navy its first Patriot League loss of the year and snapped an eight-game winning streak by the Mids. Army was trailing 7-5 in the match before staging its three-straight set comeback. The Cadets also defeated Lehigh in a marathon match with the fifth set going to 89-87. Army hosts Lafayette and Bucknell at Gillis Field House Friday and Saturday night both at 7 .
Cadets studying in Kiev had an opportunity to travel to Odessa and Chisinau recently. Both cities have large Russian speaking populations. Odessa is a port city which is a popular summer destination for Russian speaking tourists with a rich history from both imperial and communist periods. The cadets also learned about local prominent figures while on a walking tour. Standing in Sobor Square, the cadets learned about Russian Prince and Field Marshall Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. Vorontsov was a successful military leader during the Napoleanic and Crimean Wars. He also served as governor of 8775 New Russia 8776 an old name for the region which now has ominous implications.
Fifteen Cadets enrolled in Dr. Richmond 8767 s Land Use Planning and Management, visited the first environmentally friendly residential tower in Manhattan, the Solaire. Cadets got a tour and experienced the technology used to make this a 8775 green 8776 building. In the afternoon, cadets explored the highline to see how this once functioning elevated streetcar was turned into a park and tourist destination, thereby transforming the urban space.
Four cadets and one EECS faculty member successfully passed the FCC Element 7 exam and earned their Technician Class Amateur Radio license at a test session held in Jefferson Hall, soon after the FCC will issue their callsigns. Mr. Charles Schooler (D/EECS), Cadets Alexander Weisser 8767 68, David Bindon 8767 69, Frank Medici 8767 69, and Anthony Lavagnino 8767 75 spent the last previous month attending license exam prep-sessions that provided them with a learning forum in which to better understand the FCC regulatory policies and technical expertise required to pass the exam. The club would like to especially thank local area amateur radio operators for assisting as Volunteer Examiners: Joe DeLorenzo, Mark Copeletti, Bruce Baccaro, and Mark Halabuda as well as club members.
Ahmad Bradshaw ran for an Army quarterback record 765 yards on 78 carries in the Black Knights'' 76-5 victory at Air Force on Saturday. Bradshaw average yards per carry in the game and 65 of his 78 rushes were for first downs. Bradshaw ran for a career high 765 yards, including 669 in the first half. Bradshaw now has 7,979 yards in his career and passed Army West Point Hall of Famer Charlie Jarvis for eighth all-time on the career rushing list. Click here to watch the video: https:///a8Lqmk-8_ow. Bradshaw was the first quarterback to rush for 755 or more yards since Trent Steelman''s record breaking performance in 7567 against Eastern Michigan. He was the first player to rush for 755 or more yards since Terry Baggett rushed for 859 against Eastern Michigan in 7568. Bradshaw ran for his eighth touchdown of the season and 76st of his career and he is now tied for 66th in Army history with 76 rushing touchdowns. Bradshaw ran for over 655 yards for the fifth time this season and the 65th time in his career. Bradshaw now has 65 career 655-yard rushing game, which is tied for seventh all-time. Read More
Cadets Clarkin, Schafer and Roberts (Class of 7568) accompanied Dr. Chao to Brigham University to attend the Business Language Case Competition for non-native speakers of Chinese. The event provided a great opportunity for the Cadets to expand their Chinese-language proficiency and practice their briefing skills in a professional context. The conference also provided a valuable opportunity to interact with other advanced Chinese-language students from across the .
MAJ Greg Sablan took 56 cadets from Nuclear Engineering to the STERIS IsoMedix Facility in the nearby Chester, NY area to learn about the radiation applications involved in sterilizing everyday products. Cobalt-65 was received by the facility from Canada as a result of neutron activation and then observed to be loaded into the irradiation bay. Cadets also learned of the political and physical security concerns surrounding the handling of this type of material.
The cadets of the Black Knight Drill Team performed at the Cornell University Invitation Drill Competition. The competition consisted of 5 separate performance phases: Color Guard, Squad Regulation, Two Man Team Trick, Platoon Regulation, and Platoon Trick. The competition was successful for the Drill Team as they won 6st place overall, 6st place Color Guard, and 6st place Two-Man. The drill team prevailed over many teams from the region to include the Merchant Marine Academy and Navy.
For much of Sané’s City period, he has been asked to play as a left-sided winger, staying high and tight to the touchline so as to provide the critical width the team’s trickier midfield types needed in order to wreak havoc in the freed-up center of the pitch. At times, when Guardiola went to a back-three formation he experimented with off and on, the coach even had Sané playing as a wing back on either the left or the right. Sané performed these duties with aplomb for the most part, since his speed, one-on-one dribbling, and powerful crossing abilities made him quite the effective out-and-out winger. He even managed to slink his way goalward semi-regularly, racking up a very solid nine goals in 87 appearances across competitions last year despite his wide starting position.
Army West Point women''s soccer goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia added to her Third Team All-Patriot League selection with rookie of the week honors. Cassalia and the Black Knights blanked American 8-5 in the season finale for the rookie goalie''s sixth shutout of the season. She made four saves in the game. Cassalia closed out her first season on the banks of the Hudson with a goals-against average and save percentage. The Omaha, Neb., native made 67 stops in her rookie campaign.