(15-10): Won the Patriot League championship for the
7th time in 9 years by defeating Lehigh, 4-0 and Bucknell, 4-0. Yearling Niki Flach, playing at
#1 singles, defeated her Bucknell opponent who had won their regular season
match-up, and combined with classmate Brooke Jones to win at # 1 doubles.
The two Army players were named co-MVP’s of the tournament.
The victory gives Army an automatic
bid to the NCAA tournament. Our first match will be against #14 seed
Fresno State at Fresno State on Saturday, May 12th. The other
two teams in the bracket are Long Beach State and Pepperdine.
(6-8): Played Navy at Annapolis for the second time
this season and got blown away, 12-1. Although Army won the majority of
the face-offs, we couldn’t penetrate the Middies’ defense. Navy is ranked
#10. Yesterday evening, we lost to Rutgers , 10-9. We tied the game in the last
minute, but Rutgers won the ensuing face-off and scored the game winning goal
with 3 seconds on the clock.
(20-20-1): Swept four games at Lehigh last weekend to clinch a
place in the Patriot League tournament. The tournament will be played at
#1 seed Lafayette , and if Army defeats Holy Cross in one of 2 games this
weekend, we will be seeded 2nd and Navy 3rd. At
Lehigh, Army won Saturday’s games 2-1 and 9-5. Senior Nick Hill got the win in
the first game, and Milan Dinga the save. On Sunday, Army won 2-1 and 7-3. Yesterday, Army lost to Marist,
3rd in the Patriot League tournament. Bucknell won with a score
of 883, Navy was second with
886, and Army carded 888 for 3rd. Junior
Matthew Hanlon scored a final round 75 and was named All-Patriot
(15-34): Took 3 out of 4 at Lafayette , winning
8-6, 6-5, and 4-2, and losing 3-2. Still alive for a Patriot League
Competing in the Boston Marathon, Army finished ahead of both Navy and Air Force. All Army men that finished were under 3 hours, with senior Brandon Corbin’s 2:38.13 the best time. Senior Erin Jensen was our top woman
finisher with a time of 3:30.14.
RUGBY: Competing in the “sweet sixteen”, Army
advanced to the final 8 by defeating Chico State , 20-10, but lost in the next round to Penn State , 17-12.
HANDBALL: In 1985, Army’s Men’s Team Handball not only
won the National Collegiate Championship, but also took the silver medal in the
National Open Division. Brilliantly coached by Jim Johnston ’73, Army
combined a relentless zone defense with a full court press style of
man-to-man. Rick Oleksyk ’85 was team captain, with classmates Rod
Apfelbeck, John Dundas, Eric Rodney, Kevin Spala and John Jakub among the other
19 team members.
FOOTBALL: Army senior defensive
end Cameron Craig (6’4”, 251), a four year letterman, signed a free agent
contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
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