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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents and Quick Facts..................................... 3 This is West Point ............................................................ 4-5 Distinguished Graduates ................................................. 6-7 Why West Point? ............................................................. 8-9 The United States Military Academy.............................10-11 Academy Leadership ........................................................ 12 Athletics Director Kevin Anderson .................................... 13 Coaches and Staff ....................................................... 14-15 2009 Outlook .................................................................... 16 Team Roster ..................................................................... 17 Senior Bios .................................................................. 18-23 2008 Results................................................................ 24-33 Collegiate Sprint Fottball League Information ................. 34 U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY QUICK FACTS Location ........................................................ West Point, N.Y. Founded ........................................................ March 16, 1802 Enrollment ..................................................................... 4,400 Superintendent ..................... Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck Athletic Director .............................................Kevin Anderson Nicknames ...........................................Black Knights, Cadets Mascot ............................................................................ Mule Motto................................................... “Duty, Honor, Country” Colors ...................................................Black, Gold and Gray Conference ......................................................Patriot League

COACHING STAFF Head Coach...........................................................Mark West Team Captains.............................. #5 Taylor Griffin (Defense) ..........................................#18 Sam Herbert (Special Teams) ...................................................... #28 Ricky Lentz (Offense) Athletic Trainer.................................................. Dana Putnam Head Officer Representative ...............Lt. Col. Dan McCarthy Athletic Intern........................................... 2nd Lt. Ben Hargus Strength Coach....................................................Pete Athans Equipment Manager .................................................Dick Hall 2008 Record ....................................... 2-5 overall (1-3 CSFL) ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Sr. Assoc. AD/Athletic Communications ............. Bob Beretta Assistant/Cross Country Contact........................ Dallas Miller Athletic Communications Phone.................... (845) 938-3303 Miller’s Direct Line ......................................... (845) 938-6996 Miller’s E-Mail Athletic Communications FAX ....................... (845) 446-2556 Army “A” Line............................................. (845) 938-ARMY Official Web site............................. CREDITS The 2009 Army Sprint Football Media Guide is an official publication of the U.S. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications. The guide was designed, written and edited by Dallas Miller. Editing assistance was provided by the Office of Athletic Communications. Photos courtesy of the USMA Department of Information Management Creative Imaging Center, Jon Malinowski and Mady Salvani.













The United States Military Academy is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education. Made legendary in books and movies produced over the years, the Academy’s “Long Gray Line” of graduates includes some of our nation’s most famous and influential men: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and Norman Schwarzkopf. Because of this superb education and leadership experience, West Point graduates historically have been sought for high level civilian and military leadership positions. Their numbers include two U.S. presidents, several ambassadors, state governors, legislators, judges, cabinet members, educators, astronauts and corporate executives. Today, West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation. Cadets have much more responsibility in running the Academy than students in most other colleges or universities. It adds to the leadership experience. Cadets succeed at West Point because of the support they receive from the staff and faculty. After all, many faculty members are West Point graduates and understand the challenge cadets face on a daily basis. They also serve as ideal role models, showing cadets what Army life is like. The U.S. Military Academy’s primary strength is its ability to develop leaders of character who are committed to “Duty, Honor, Country” and selfless service to our nation.














The Academy’s ninth Superintendent (1852-55), Lee was a model cadet during his four years at West Point. He graduated second in his class and never earned a single demerit during his four years at the Academy. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was selected to serve as Commanding General of the Army, but instead resigned his commission and was named General-In-Chief of the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant (USMA 1843), at Appomattox Court House, Va., ended the Civil War. Fort Lee, Va., was named in his honor.


Grant distinguished himself during the Civil War at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863; his victory secured control of the Mississippi River for the Union. President Abe Lincoln later appointed him Commanding General of the Army in March 1864. On April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Va., Robert E. Lee (USMA 1829) surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to him, ending the Civil War. Grant later served as the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877. Today, his image graces the $50 bill.


Goethals became an architect and was builder of the Panama Canal, 1904 TO 1914.


Considered the second most senior officer in Army history, behind only George Washington, Pershing served as commander of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The two-million-plus troops of the AEF made a decisive contribution to the defeat of Imperial Germany. Pershing’s abilities as a leader distinguished him among European commanders, and through repeated successes on the battlefield, promoted American prestige around the world. He served as Army Chief of Staff in 1921, and was named General of the Armies of the United States upon his retirement in 1924.



After World War I, MacArthur returned to West Point to serve as the Academy’s 31st Superintendent from 1919 to 1922. During that time, he was responsible for the revitalization of the Academy. He was later promoted to General of the Army and served as Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During that time, he received the Medal of Honor for leading defense preparation and operations on the Philippine Islands. He later served as Supreme Allied Commander, Japan, and as commander, United Nations Command in the Far East. He was one of only five officers to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars).


“Old Blood and Guts,” Patton was one of the most colorful commanders in the Army. During World War II the famed commander of the 2nd Armored Division and later the Third Army displayed courage and daring as prominently as the pair of ivory handled revolvers he wore. Patton accomplished one of the most remarkable feats in military history in December 1944, when he quickly turned the Third Army northward to reinforce the Allied southern flank against the German attack in the Battle of the Bulge. The General’s doctrine of aggressive employment of massive armor forces continue to prove themselves in combat arenas around the world.


During his career, Bradley earned a reputation as one of the best infantry commanders in World War II. He commanded the 82nd Airborne and 28th Infantry Divisions before going on to command the 1st Army and the 12th Army Group. After the war he served as Army Chief of Staff from 1948 to 1949 and served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949 to 1953. He was the last Army officer to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars), and the Bradley fighting vehicle is named in his honor.




During World War II, Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe from 1943 to 1944, during which he led the D-Day invasion of Europe. During that time, he was promoted to General of the Army (five stars). After the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff from 1945 to 1948 and was named President of Columbia University in 1948. He served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 and was one of only five officers to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars).


Haig served as Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon from 1973 to 1974; Supreme Allied Commander in Europe 1974 to 1979; President of United Technologies Corporation 1980 to 1981 and Secretary of State during the Reagan administration from 1981 to 1982.


An astronaut from 1962 to 1970, Borman commanded the first circumlunar flight of the earth. He later served as President of Eastern Airlines.


One of the Academy’s international cadets, Ramos served as a Philippine Army officer after graduation. He eventually became the country’s military Chief of Staff and later Secretary of National Defense. He also served as President of the Republic of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.


An astronaut from 1963 to 1972, Aldrin participated in the first manned lunar landing with Michael Collins (USMA ’52) and was the second man to walk on the moon.


An astronaut from 1962 to 1967, White was the first man to walk in space and was one of the three astronauts killed in the Apollo I disaster in 1967.



As Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command from 1988 to 1991, Schwarzkopf’s command ultimately responded to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait with the largest U.S. deployment since the Vietnam War, including portions of the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps as well as units from dozens of nations around the world. After retiring, Schwartzkopf received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Dawkins was Cadet Brigade Commander (First Captain of the U.S. Corps of Cadets) as a senior and became the third Heisman Trophy winner in Army football history. He later served as chairman and CEO of Primerica.


Kimsey was the founding chairman of America Online, and was named chairman emeritus in 1996. He founded the Kimsey Foundation in 1996.


Krzyzewski served as head basketball coach at West Point from 1974 to 1979 before assuming similar duties at Duke University. Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to three national championships and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in October 2001. He coached the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division during the fall of 2003 which, along with Special Forces units, captured Saddam Hussein in December of that year. Odierno helped plan and coordinate the raid that netted Iraq’s fallen dictator.





Kimbrough was named one of 11 new astronaut candidates by NASA in May 2004. Kimbrough ranks among Army Baseball’s career leaders in saves. A veteran of Desert Storm, he currently works for NASA in Houston as a flight simulation engineer and participated in a space shuttle mission last fall.







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“I think if my dear mother were alive, she would tell you nothing comes close to graduating from West Point, even going to the moon.” - ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN “The combination of an education at West Point and the experience of a career in the armed services will prepare you in a unique way for a rich diversity of further career and service in civilian life.” - HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER GLENN DAVIS “I believe in the code ... ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’ I believe in service to one’s country. The institution of the armed forces has thrived on its commitment to developing excellence. It is meritocracy in action. Race, religion, wealth, background count not.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH “How great it must be, gosh how great it must be to be a member of this Corps. To know that camaraderie of discipline, of manners, of courtesy, of human sensibility, of one’s duty to his fellow man.” - JOURNALIST WALTER CRONKITE




“I was so proud to be on the verge of entering the only institution in American society at that time that was totally integrated, in which I would have the opportunity to rise, based solely on performance and ability. The nation always looks to West Point and always looks to each and every one of you to follow always the angels of your nature.” - GENERAL COLIN POWELL


“My four years at West Point were wonderful. I loved every minute of it and particularly the last three years. I loved the history. I loved the tradition. I liked wearing the uniform. I felt like I belonged there. Everything was meaningful to me. There is no question in my mind the proudest day of my father’s life was the day I graduated from West Point. There is a picture of the two of us standing on ‘The Plain’ and he is just beaming.” - GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF


“In every corner of America, the words ‘West Point’ command immediate respect. This place where the Hudson River bends is more than a fine institution of learning. The United States Military Academy is the guardian of values that have shaped the soldiers who have shaped the world.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH








THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY and physical education program. Each cadet participates at the intercollegiate, club or intramural level each semester. This readies the cadet for the physical demands of military life and helps teach good judgment and self-discipline, even while under mental and physical stress. Military development begins with the cadet’s first day at West Point. Most military training takes place during the summer, with new cadets undergoing Cadet Basic Training, or Beast Barracks, their first year, followed the second summer by Cadet Field Training. Cadets spend their third and fourth summers serving in active Army units around the world; attending specialty training such as airborne, air assault or northern warfare or helping to train the first- and second-year cadets. The Cadet Leader Development System seeks to give the cadets increasing responsibility until they are ready to receive their commissions and assume their duties as leaders in today’s Army. Moral and ethical values guide cadets throughout their four years at West Point. Commitment to the Academy’s “Bedrock Values,” based on integrity and respect for the dignity of others, begins on the first day. Integrity is reflected in the Cadet Honor Code which states: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” Respect denotes that cadets treat others with the same respect and dignity they themselves would expect. At West Point, it is not enough to train leaders—they must be leaders of character. Admission is keenly competitive and is open to young men and women from all states and territories and from every socioeconomic level. Prospective cadets must receive a nomination by a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. The Academy seeks candidates who possess records of success in academics, athletics and leadership indicative of well-rounded individuals. Although the life of a cadet is demanding, there remains an array of club activities ranging from golf, skiing, boxing, crew and orienteering to such organizations as the cadet radio station, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Additionally, the U.S. Corps of Cadets hosts a Special Olympics event each spring. Today’s Military Academy is a vastly different institution from the small academy legislated into being by Congress in 1802. Originally just 1,800 acres, the Academy has grown to more than 16,000 acres. The first graduating class numbered just two men; today’s classes graduate more than 900 new officers annually, both men and women, who are prepared for leadership roles within the Army. With the expansion of knowledge and the changing needs of the United States Army and the nation, life at West Point has changed to keep pace. Ever mindful of its rich heritage, the U.S. Military Academy is developing leaders for tomorrow, and its focus remains the national needs of the 21st century.



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. Founded on March 16, 1802, the Academy celebrated its Bicentennial in 2002. But West Point’s role in America’s history dates to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. Gen. George Washington considered West Point to be the most strategic position in America. He personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications in 1778 after problems arose with French engineers originally placed in charge of the design. In 1779, General Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and defensive barriers. A 100-ton iron chain was extended across the Hudson to control river traffic. Today, several links from that chain are arranged at Trophy Point as a reminder of West Point’s original fortifications. In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson signed the legislation establishing the U.S. Military Academy to create an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. This effectively eliminated America’s wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists. West Point became the nation’s first engineering school and served as the model for engineering programs which were eventually established at other colleges. Col. Sylvanus Thayer, the “Father of the Military Academy,” served as Superintendent from 1817 through 1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Early graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the nation’s initial railway lines, bridges, harbors, and roads. Although the curriculum maintains its focus on engineering, in recent decades the program of instruction has markedly changed, providing cadets a selection of more than 40 majors. This tradition of academic and military excellence, guided by a demanding standard of moral and ethical conduct, remains the cornerstone of the West Point experience. It is said at West Point that “much of the history we teach was made by those people we taught.” The Academy has produced famous leaders throughout its illustrious past…Civil War Generals Grant, Sherman, Lee, and Jackson, to name but a few. In World War I, 34 of the 38 corps and division commanders were graduates. World War II would see many graduates reach brigadier general or higher, to include Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley and Patton. In more recent conflicts, MacArthur, Ridgway, Westmoreland, Abrams, Schwarzkopf and Abizaid were in command. Academy graduates have also excelled in air and space exploration, and countless others went on from military service to become leaders in medicine, law, business, religion and science. Since its founding, the Military Academy fulfills the same mission as it always has . . . to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets. It accomplishes this mission by developing cadets in three essential areas: intellectual, physical and military. These developmental paths are balanced and fully integrated into the daily life of each young man and woman at the Academy. Intellectual growth is fostered through an academic curriculum that provides a broad liberal education in the arts and sciences. The electives program builds upon the foundation of the core, allowing cadets to develop even greater competence in selected areas. In addition, the fields-of-study and majors nurture the development of creativity, critical thinking, and self-directed learning, essential characteristics of 21st century officers. The four-year academic experience leads to a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. Physical development is achieved through a rigorous athletic












Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck assumed duties as the 57th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in June 2006. Hagenbeck was commissioned from West Point in 1971. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and served as an assistant football coach at Florida State University. While assigned to the Academy’s Department of Physical Education, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University. His military education includes the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. Hagenbeck has commanded at every level from company through division, culminating as Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division. He has also served in the 25th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Among his other assignments, Hagenbeck served as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, and in numerous staff positions. His Joint assignments include: Exchange Officer and Tactics Instructor to the Royal Australian Infantry Center; Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs for Global and Multi-Lateral Issues and Western Hemisphere; Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5); and Deputy Director for Current Operations, J33, Joint Staff. He served as Commander, Coalition Joint Task Force Mountain, Operations Enduring Freedom/Anaconda and Deputy Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan. Hagenbeck’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster); Legion of Merit (four oak leaf clusters); Bronze Star (oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (oak leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal; Air Assault Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Australian, British, and Honduran Airborne Wings; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.

Brig. Gen. Michael S. Linnington took command of the United States Corps of Cadets as West Point’s 71st Commandant of Cadets in May 2008. Linnington was commissoned from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980 and earned a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute. His military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and attendance at the National War College where he earned a master’s degree in National Security Strategy. Linnington is in his second stint at West Point, having been an instructor in the Department of Math Sciences and the Brigade S4, Battalion Executive Officer. After serving as the Brigade Executive Officer in the 187th Infantry at Fort Campbell, Ky., he commanded the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry in the Republic of Korea, and remained in Korea, serving as the Operations Officer (G3) for the 2nd Infantry Division. In 2001, Linnington returned to the U.S., attending the National War College, with a follow-on assignment as Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff. In May 2002, he assumed command of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) in Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. From June 2002 through June 2004, Linnington commanded AASLT, both in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Linnington departed command for an assignment on the Joint Staff (J8), and then served as the Assistant Commandant/Deputy Commanding General at the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Ga. In his most recent assignment, Linnington served as Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army. Linnington’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Airborne and Air Assault wings, Ranger Tab, and Pathfinders Badge. Linnington and his wife, Brenda, a 1981 West Point graduate, have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Tracy.

In the summer of 2005, Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan was named Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy. Upon graduation from West Point in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree in 1973. As a cadet, he served as Chairman of the Honor Committee and head manager of the Army football team. Finnegan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School in 1979. While attending law school, he was a member and editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Finnegan has served JAG Corps tours at Bad Kreuznach, Germany (1979-82); the Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Va. (1983-87); Fort Bragg, N.C. (1988-93); MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (1994-96); and Stuttgart, Germany (1996-98). He served as USMA Staff Judge Advocate from August 1998 until he was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department of Law in July 1999. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Finnegan also served as head officer representative for the Army football team. During his time at Fort Bragg, Finnegan was deployed to the Persian Gulf to participate in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Finnegan’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Humanitarian Service Medal, Saudi Arabia/ Kuwait Liberation Medal and Defense Meritorious Unit Award (oak leaf cluster). A member of the Virginia Bar and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Finnegan has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Finnegan and his wife, Joan, have two daughters: Katie Finnegan Rucker and Jenna Finnegan Bechen; and four grandchildren.



DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS tice facility for football, was completed in the winter of 2007. During Anderson’s time at West Point, Randall Hall, which houses offices, locker rooms and team rooms for men’s and women’s basketball, as well as luxury suites that overlook DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS historic Michie Stadium, was also unveiled. Army’s fabled football home received additional state-of-the-art amenities last summer with the installation of a new FieldTurf playing surface and a sparkling 30-foot-by-50-foot scoreboard, com6TH YEAR plete with a 20-foot-by-50-foot high-definition video board. SAN FRANCISCO STATE ‘79 In the last year alone, Anderson led the search that resulted in the hiring of Rich Ellerson as Army’s 36th head football coach. He was also instrumental in Since Kevin Anderson was introduced as negotiating a broadcast extension with CBS Sports to televise the Army-Navy footArmy’s Director of Athletics on Dec. 13, 2004, ball game to 2018, a new national television deal for Army’s football program, West Point’s intercollegiate athletic program separate contracts with three different cities to serve as host for future Armyhas enjoyed immense success both on and off Navy games, and a landmark agreement with the New York Yankees that will the “fields of friendly strife.” result in Army’s football team playing six games over the next years at Yankee Boasting more than two decades of leaderStadium. As part of the deal, Army will battle Notre Dame next fall in the first colship and experience, Anderson departed his lege football game to be played at the Yankees’ majestic new home. post as executive associate athletic director Prior to his busy 2008-09 academic year, Anderson brokered major broadcast at Oregon State University to accept the chalagreements for Army’s football program with ESPN and WABC Radio (770-AM), lenge of re-invigorating Army’s proud athletic as well as aligning the Black Knights’ athletics teams with Nike, as part of a program. significant apparel deal, and Learfield Sports Properties. The Army “A” Club has The veteran administrator has played a large role in accomplishing that goal continued to flourish under Anderson’s leadership, establishing school records during his five years along the banks of the Hudson. In that time, Army has sent 19 for annual giving during each of his four years at the Academy. intercollegiate athletic teams to the NCAAs, captured its first National ChampionDuring his time at Oregon State, Anderson directed the athletic department’s ship in more than 50 years, witnessed the revitalization of its hockey and men’s external operations, to include marketing and promotions, sports information, basketball programs, and experienced unparalleled success in several others, ticket operations and the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. He also oversaw Oregon such as baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis and women’s basketball. State’s highly successful football, men’s basketball and baseball programs, leadA year ago, Army’s women’s soccer team became West Point’s ninth different ing the search and recruitment for head football coach Mike Riley. intercollegiate program to advance to the NCAAs under Anderson’s watch, while Anderson, who ranks as the first African-American to hold the position of directhe baseball team reached a regional final for the first time in school history. tor of athletics at West Point, was a member of an OSU management staff that During the 2004-05 academic year, Anderson’s first at West Point, Army’s athbalanced the athletic department’s budget for the first time in nearly 15 years. letic program won a National Championship in rifle, sent a record seven teams to Anderson took residence in Corvallis, Ore., in December 2002 after serving postseason appearances, defeated Navy in the year-long series for the first time as executive associate athletic director for external affairs at the University of since 1978 and forged an overall winning percentage of .582. It marked Army’s California. He joined the California staff in November 1997 as assistant athletic finest overall performance in more than a decade. director for annual programs and was promoted to associate athletic director for Seventeen of Army’s 25 intercollegiate teams carved records of .500 or betdevelopment, tickets and the Bears’ baseball team in March 1999. ter that year as the Black Knights put forth their highest year-long winning perAt California, Anderson oversaw all fundraising matters involving capital giving centage since a .604 effort in 1993-94. In addition, Army reclaimed the Patriot and capital projects, as well as ticketing operations. He also functioned as the League’s Presidents’ Cup—signifying the league’s primary major gift officer for the athletic departall-sports champion—for the first time since 1997. ment. Army sent its rifle, gymnastics, baseball, laUnder his leadership, California raised more crosse, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and golf than $5 million annually, including a record numsquads to postseason play, surpassing the preber of funds in fiscal years 2001 and 2002. Anvious standard of six teams in NCAA action. Six derson also headed efforts to raise money for a of Army’s eight spring teams won Patriot League renovation of California’s Memorial Football Statitles that year. dium. Army’s success opposite Navy snapped a 27Before accepting his position with the Golden year drought in the all-sports rivalry, giving the Bears, Anderson served as area executive direcBlack Knights their first series win over Navy since tor of the YMCA of the East Bay from 1995 to going 9-8-1 (.528) in 1977-78. 1997. He was director of annual giving with StanThe Black Knights used their 2004-05 success ford University’s athletic department from 1993 as a springboard to continued outstanding perforto 1995. mances in 2005-06. Army’s fall and winter teams While at Stanford, Anderson worked with the combined to forge back-to-back winning records Stanford University Provost, former Secretary of for the first time since 1993-94. State Condoleezza Rice. Additionally, four Army teams earned NCAA TourAnderson served as director of development, nament appearances in 2005-06, highlighted by marketing and communications of the San Franthe women’s basketball team, which earned the cisco Education Fund (1990-93) and was NorthAcademy’s first postseason berth at the Division ern California development director for the United I level. In 2006-07, Anderson presided over a reNegro Fund (1989-90). He was also a manager surgence of Army’s men’s basketball and hockey with the Xerox Corporation from 1980 through programs, as well as the continued success of the 1989. Black Knights’ women’s basketball squad, which Anderson graduated from San Francisco State set a single season school record for victories at University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in pothe Division I level. litical science. He is also a 1981 graduate of the All three programs flourished again the following Xerox Corporation’s New Manager School and the year with hockey earning its first Atlantic Hockey Xerox Marketing School in 1986. He completed Association regular-season crown and the men’s the executive management program at the Sports basketball squad advancing in the Patriot League Management Institute in 1995. postseason for the second straight year, a first In addition to his duties at West Point, Ansince 1995 and 1996. Additionally, a young Black derson has served as chairman for the National Knights’ baseball team captured its third regular Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics THE ANDERSON FAMILY: KEVIN, MOIRA, season Patriot League championship in five years (NACDA) Division I-A Athletic Directors McClendon and Army’s women’s tennis team earned its fourth CHAUNCEY, OLIVIA AND MICHAELA Minority Scholarship Steering Committee and is consecutive conference championship and aca member of the NCAA’s Basketball Academic companying NCAA berth. Enhancement Group. In September, he became Three Army teams traveled to the NCAAs last season, headlined by the womchairman of the Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee. Most recently, en’s soccer and baseball squads. The Black Knights’ baseball team gained naAnderson was elected Third Vice President of NACDA in June. tional attention by reaching the finals of the Austin Regional and nearly upsetting Kevin and his wife, Moira, have four children: daughters, Olivia and Michaela; national top seed and NCAA runnerup Texas in a championship game. and sons, Kevin Jr. and Chauncey. Off the field, construction of the Foley Athletic Center, a spacious indoor prac-








MARK WEST HEAD COACH Lt. Col. Mark West enters his second season as the head coach of the sprint football team. West and his staff guided the Black Knights to a 2-5 overall record in 2008. A 1991 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West starred for the sprint football squad as a cadet. He recently began his 18th year in the active duty Army as an Armor officer. As a cadet, West was a three-year starter at quarterback for the lightweight football team and led the Black Knights to three league championships. He served as team captain and was named the first-ever Kays Award recipient as the most valuable player in the league. West was honored with the Colonel John A. Robenson Award in 1988 and 1990 as the Army lightweight football team’s most valuable player. West has served in various duty assignments to include Germany; Fort Hood, Texas; Kuwait; Fort Knox, Ky.; and Saudi Arabia. He assisted the sprint football team from 2001 to 2004 during a previous assignment at West Point.




Sessa enters his second coacing stint with the Black Knights. He has previously served as the Offensive Coordinator and interim head coach (2007). Sessa will also guide the Black Knights’ offensive line.

A veteran of the sprint football coaching staff, Rich Ward is in his 16th year with the program.

Sessa began his coaching career in 1989 as an assistant coach at Deer Park High School. He continued in the high school ranks at Monroe-Woodbury High School before joining the Army staff. While coaching in the high school ranks, Sessa served 20 years with the NYPD before retiring. The Lindenhurst, N.Y. native now resides in Slate Hill, N.Y., with his wife Barbara and their son Joey.

He previously served as a linebacker coach (1993-2004) and offensive coordinator (2005). Ward returned in 2007 and will serve as the defensive coordinator and coach the linebackers this season. In 2006, he was the defensive coordinator for the Cornwall Central High School state finalist football team. Ward is currently a physical education and health teacher in the Cornwall Central School District. Ward and his wife, Kimberly, have a son, Jake.

West and his wife Holly, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, have four children – sons Keegan and Kyle and daughters Lexi and Daisy. They reside in Highland Falls, N.Y.







MITCH MASON Mason will coach the defensive backs. A former two time All-American cornerback at Missouri Western State, he owns the school’s career interceptions record (16), and has played professional football with the XFL, AF2, and AIFA. He served as defensive coordinator for the New Mexico Wildcats after being sidelined by injury. Mason and his wife Chondra have two children: Sydney and Riley.

LT. COL. (RET.) RICH WAGNER Lt. Col. Richard Wagner is in his second stint with the team. A 1977 West Point graduate, he spent 21 years as an Army Combat Engineer officer and coached the sprint football defensive line in 1985. He is married to Julie and has five children. One son is a 2008 USMA graduate and two sons are currently cadets (2011, 2012).

MAJ. BART WILKISON Major Wilkison is starting his first season with the sprint football team and will coach the receivers. He is a 1999 Graduate of West Point and Aviation Officer.


Pete Athans Strength Coach

Dick Hall Equipment Mgr.

Lt. Col. Dan McCarthy Dallas Miller Officer Rep. Ath. Communications

2LT Ben Hargus Athletic Intern/ Off. Line Coach

Dana Putnam Athletic Trainer

Name Brett Talkington Mark Anthony Atangan Michael Crimmons Kyle Griffis David Rattay Chris Dana Thomas Hart Joseph Khan Peter Noto

Year 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971* 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979* 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986% 1987* 1988 1989& 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996# 1997 1998$ 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Tot.

W 5 6 5 5 5 6 2 6 5 6 4 6 4 6 5 6 6 6 4 6 3 3 4 6 4 3 8 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 4 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 4 4 3 2 2 254

L 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 5 5 66

T 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Yr. Sr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Championship Seasons (30) in bold Fr. * Shared league title with Navy % Shared league title with Navy and Cornell # Shared league title with Navy and Penn & Shared league title with Princeton $ Shared league title with Penn


Head Coach Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton Eric Tipton George Storck George Storck George Storck George Storck Maj. Larry Henley Maj. Bob Knapp Maj. Bob Knapp Tim Mingey Tim Mingey Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Bob Thompson Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Gene McIntyre Joe Sessa Lt. Col. Mark West .786 (52 seasons)


After serving as the wide receivers coach last year, Lt. Col. Frank Maresco returns as the running backs coach for his third season after serving previously as the wide receivers coach. A 1988 graduate of West Point, Maresco played on the sprint football team for four years. After serving on Active Duty, Maresco joined the United States Army Reserve and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel assigned to the Systems Department at West Point. Maresco worked in the private sector and returned to West Point in 2003 as a Information Technology Specialist with the Math Department. He resides with his wife, Rose.




2009 SEASON OUTLOOK ONE TEAM...DOMINATE Some teams might lose focus when the ball takes a bad bounce, but not Army. In keeping a strong Army sprint football tradition, the Black Knights have rallied around their season motto “One Team ... Dominate.”


“Albeit the last couple of years have not gone the way we would have liked,” says second year field boss Lt. Col. Mark West. “That doesn’t change our expectations, and it doesn’t change what we’re ultimately shooting for as a team and that’s to win the league championship and to beat Navy.” West hopes to lead the sprint football back to its winning ways after a 2-5 season in 2008. A former sprint football quarterback who captained his teams to three consecutive league championships during his playing career, West knows the way to victory and has his team ready to add another title to Army’s already impressive collection. In its 52-year history, the sprint football program owns a sterling 254-66-3 overall record that includes 30 league championships and 17 undefeated seasons. “It’s important for a championship program to have leadership that continues to push the team each and every day to get better. I certainly expect that from our seniors and from my team captains,” says West. West has selected a trio of seniors to captain his squad moving forward: Ricky Lentz (Offense); Taylor Griffin (Defense); and Sam Herbert (Special Teams). Running back Lentz returns for his final campaign after finishing last season as the team’s top threat in the ground game, while Griffin made it difficult for opposing passers with a team-best three interceptions from his spot in the defensive backfield. Placekicker Sam Herbert has been tabbed as the special teams captain after leading the squad with a teamhigh 29 points on five field goals and 14 extra points.


#28 Ricky Lentz

MVP Geoffrey Phillips (797 yards receiving, three TD) were a potent duo last fall, but with more emphasis on the ground game this time around, effective carries for Lentz should help move the chains. Second Team AllCSFL receiver Josh Scott hauled in three scoring passes and amassed 392 yards as a junior, and could step up again in his final season. Paving the way for offensive success in the run and pass game is senior lineman Christopher Lauren, who garnered All-CSFL Honorable Mention recognition.

DEFENSE “Our defense has been the mainstay as long as I’ve been involved with the program,” says West. “It’s extremely tough, and hard-hitting, and our style is to attack.” Army surrendered just 13.4 points per game to its opponents in 2008 and returns six All-League players and six of its top ten tacklers from a season ago, all but one of whom are front-seven defenders. Defensive lineman Thomas Malejko, Andrew Mellon, Matthew Talley, and Tyler Bambrick each collected All-League honors and will hold up opposing blockers, while returning linebackers Abram Wathen and Brian Girouard are free to make plays. Griffin and Chris Carter return to the defensive backfield after combining for 58 tackles and four interceptions. Linebackers Robby Mandel and Eric Shirley also picked off passes for the Black Knights’ stop unit.

#5 Taylor Griffin


#18 Sam Herbert

Although the Black Knights will have to account for the loss of a prolific quarterback/receiver combo, reloading an offense that averaged nearly 300 yards of total offense per game is job one. Recent grads Abe Payne (947 yards passing, six TD), Bobby Miner (764 yards passing, four TD), and Collegiate Sprint Football League

The Black Knights’ 2009 slate features seven games, including three home contests. After opening the season at home against Farleigh Dickinson, Army will hit the road for a pair of away contests at RPI (Sept. 20) and Princeton (Oct. 2), with the Princeton game marking the beginning of the five-game Collegiate Football League schedule. Army will host Pennsylvania Oct. 9 before again traveling for back-to-back weeks. The Black Knights will battle Mansfield in the Allegiance Bowl in Saratoga, N.Y. Oct. 17, and will take the field opposite Cornell Oct. 23. The kickoff for the season finale with Navy Oct. 30 is set for 7 p.m.





2009 ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS Yr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr.


8 9 10 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 26 28 29 30 31 33 35 36 37 39 40 42 43 44 45 48 49 50

Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. --


Carlos Cook Glenn Rumph Bryan Girouard Jeff Caraccio Javier Sustaita Edgard Lliso Jake Simms Matthew Linarelli Samuel Herbert Franklin Yu Virgil Smith Andrew Billisits Joe Simon Bennett Holcomb Marquis Morris Ricky Lentz Colton Foreman Emerson Follett Robby Mandel Trevor Hanson Lucas Hornick Mario Turi Jay Son Mitch Daily Eric Kanney Jacob Risinger Mark Maley Will Orr Robert Fiore Matt Otterstedt Jack Conway Michael Wilke

Hometown/High School(Previous School) Papillion, Neb./ Papillion LaVista South McHenry, Ill./Prairie Ridge Fairfax Station Va./ Robinson Secondary Karnes City, Texas/Karnes City (USMAPS) Baroda, Mich./Lakeshore Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West (Georgia Military College) Corsicana, Texas/Corsicana Goose Creek, S.C./Air Academy(USMAPS) Lemont, Ill./Marist Newtown,Pa./ Council Rock North Troy Texas/ Troy High School Ft. Stewart, Ga. / Bradwell Institute Pleasant View, Tenn./Sycamore Koppel, Pa./Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chandler Heights, Ariz./Basha Fremont, Calif./Mission San Jose Martinez, Calif./Alhambra West Chester, Ohio/Lakota East Tampa, Fla./Walter L. Sickles Orlando, Fla./Edgewater Decatur, Al./ Austin Concord, N.C./Mt.Pleasant Ashville, Ohio/ Teays Valley Lewistin, Idaho/Lewiston St. Louis, Mo../MICDS Houston, Texas/Second Baptist Prince Frederick, Md./ Calvert Evansville Ind. / Central Fullerton, Ca./ Troy Kokomo, Ind./ Northwestern Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake Morton Ill./ Morton Lancaster, Ohio/ Lancaster Rome, Ga./Darlington Easton Conn. / Joel Barlow Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Marton N.J./ Cherokee --

No.Name 51 Weston Boose 52 Brendon Mahoney 54 Rob Reckner 55 Matt Hall 56 Jacob Dellinger 57 Matthew Talley 58 Jacob Elphee 60 Noah Currie 61 Drexel Martin 62 Brendan Hickey 63 Jason Steimel 64 Kyle Kilroy 65 Matthew Rohe 66 Abram Wathen 67 Peter Rome 68 Caleb Magnuson 69 Nick Wright 70 Tejay Espe 71 Luke Proctor 72 Samuel Calvert 73 Chris Lauren 74 Thomas Dickson 75 Michael Watson 76 Nathan Markette 77 Josh Clevenger 79 Christian Beckler 80 James McCarthy 82 Steve Hagy 83 Thomas Malejko 84 Cody Nyp 85 John Herina 86 David Hamski 87 Joshua Scott 88 Andrew Mellon 89 Ben Johnson 90 Toby Acosta 91 Tyler Bambrick 93 Edward Timmins 95 Aaron Trobee

Yr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr.


Hometown/High School(Previous School) Norwalk, Ohio/Norwalk St. Paul Malvern, Pa./Conestoga Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Ely / Ey Memorial Cherryville, N.C./Cherryville South Bend, Ind./St. Joseph’s Marshall, Va./Fauquier Attica Ind./Attica Huntsvile, Al./ Randolph School Abrams, Wis./Oconto Falls Suttons Bay, Mich./Suttons Bay Mission Hills, Calif./Bishop Alemany Centerville, Ind./Centerville(USMAPS) Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville Fayetteville, N.C./Westover Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township -Stanwood, Wash./Stanwood Birmingham, Ala./ Briarwood Christian Wichita, Kan./Maize Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway Swedesbor N.J. / Kingsway Regina Escondido, Calif./California Luthern Albany, Ga./ Deerfield Windsor Sleepy Eye, Minn./Sleepy Eye Burbank, Calif./San Marino Richardson, Texas/L.V. Berkner Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown Stanton, Mich. / Central Montcalm Woodstock, Ga./ The Walker School Brecksville / Brecksville-Broadview Heights Irvington, N.Y./Irvington Freeland, Md./Hereford West Point, N.Y./ O’Neill H.S. El Paso, Texas/Capt. John L. Chapin Houston, Texas/Second Baptist Alpine, Ariz. / Round Valley Kingwood/Kingwood


No.Name 1 JP Cooper 3 Clayton Rife 4 Tim Meier 5 Taylor Griffin 6 Eric Shirley 7 Michael Dolan






#5 Taylor Griffin Safety Karnes City, Texas Before West Point: Two-year letter winner in football as a quarterback and safety at Karnes City High School … Earned First Team All-District honors as a defensive back and quarterback… Team captain and MVP … four-year letter winner in baseball … First-Team All-District catcher… Holds three letters for golf and was a state quarter finalist … two-year track letter winner… center fielder for the USMAPS baseball team as well as safety for the football team … Vice-President of the National Honors Society. Personal: Taylor Anthony Griffin… son of Edward and Cathie Griffin… 2005 graduate of Karnes City High School… Texas native who enjoys the outdoors as well as hunting and fishing on his ranch in Texas… Management major with a civil engineering track… Plans on branching Infantry.

#18 Sam Herbert Kicker Chandler Hts., Ariz. Before West Point: Lettered two years as a Kicker at Basha High School…also played three years of varsity soccer while at Basha... three-time team captain on the soccer team…National Youth Referee of the Year for Soccer in 2006…Student Council President for three years…served as Student Chair of the National Association of Student Councils from 2005-06. Personal: Samuel Clarke Herbert… son of John and Beth Herbert … serving as Regimental Command Sergeant Major for 1st Regiment …. enjoys spending time with family … two older brothers, two older sisters, one younger sister … plays golf and ping-pong in free time … Systems Management Major…plans to branch Engineers.





#73 Chris Lauren Offensive Line Charlotte, N.C.

Personal: Christopher William Lauren... son of Timothy and Sally Lauren… Born in Brazil…Enjoys boating, swimming and watching the Yankees.

#28 Ricky Lentz Running Back Concord, N.C. Before West Point: Three-year letter winner in football as a running back and defensive back at Mount Pleasant High School in Mount Pleasant, N.C. … First Team All-Conference Player… fouryear letter winner in wrestling…. First Team All-County Wrestler with two Regional Tournament qualifications, one State Tournament qualification and over one hundred career wins... two-year track letter winner... also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club.


Before West Point: Two-year letter winner in football as a defensive end at Piscataway High School in Piscataway, N.J. … football team won three consecutive state championships… two-year letter winner in track… also won a letter for Swimming… attended Rutgers University for one year before being accepted to the U.S. Military Academy.

Personal: Ricky Antonio Lentz…Son of Chris and Lori Lentz… enjoys basketball, wakeboarding, snowboarding, golf, reading, movies, music and hanging out with friends.





#83 Thomas Malejko Defensive Tackle Allamuchy, N.J.


Before West Point: Lettered two years as a middle linebacker and tight end at Hackettstown High School … also played three years of varsity baseball while at Hackettstown. Personal: Thomas Parker Malejko… son of Greg and Eileen Malejko… is a member of his Church group and the Civil Engineering Club … Serving as Regimental Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Regiment… Enjoys fishing, skiing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

#31 Rob Mandel Safety St. Louis, Mo. Before West Point: Three-year letter winner as a linebacker at MICDS high school in St. Louis, Miss … elected as a team captain his senior year … also lettered two years in wrestling and three years in baseball. Personal: Robert Paul Mandel… son of Alan and Annette Mandel… loves golf, skiing, and the outdoors.





#88 Andrew Mellon Defensive Tackle Freeland, Md.

Personal: Andrew David Mellon… son of Col. Stuart and Karen Mellon… Ski Club officer…Enjoys skiing, playing guitar, and music.

#65 Matt Rohe Offensive Line Centerville, Ind. Before West Point: Four-year varsity letter winner in wrestling… three-year varsity letter winner in football as a linebacker… three year letter winner in baseball from Centerville-Abington High School in Centerville, Ind. … wrestled while at USMAPS from 2005-2006. Personal: Matthew Thomas Rohe… son of Tom and Susan Rohe… enjoys skiing, hiking, disc golf, biking, being outdoors, racquetball, and hanging out with friends.



Before West Point: Two-year varsity letter winner in football as a defensive end/offensive guard at Hereford High in Monkton, Md. … also lettered one year in indoor track, three years in outdoor track, and one year in wrestling at Hereford.




#67 Peter Rome Offensive Line Fayettville, N.C.


Before West Point: Three-year letter winner in football as a center at Westover High in Fayetteville, N.C. … member of Westover team that won second playoff game in school history… also lettered one year as a thrower on the track team. Personal: Peter Jose Rome… Son of First Sergeant (Ret.) Calvin and Christy Rome… enjoys basketball and reading… majoring in Art, Philosophy, and Literature.

#9 Glenn Rumph Wide Receiver Goose Creek, S.C. Before West Point: Three-year letter winner in football as a cornerback … two- year letter winner as a wide receiver at Prattville High, Air Academy High, and Omaha South High… also played safety at USMAPS. Personal: Glenn Scott Rumph... Son of Scott and Kaydee Rumph… enjoys anything outside … snowboarding, wakeboarding, and hunting … loves riding his motorcycles and working on cars and trucks.





#57 Matthew Talley Defensive End South Bend, Ind.

Personal: Matthew Aaron Talley … son of Jeffrey and Linda Talley … member of West Point Knights of Columbus and Ski Clubs... enjoys spending time with his two older brothers, one younger sister, and friends … also enjoys attending Notre Dame football and basketball games, snow skiing, and running with his Yellow Labrador, Baxter ... majoring in Civil Engineering Management … plans on branching Engineers.


Before West Point: Three-year football letter winner as a linebacker … four-year letter winner in wrestling at St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Ind. … served as team captain for football and wrestling teams as a senior … received Academic All-State accolades for both sports … active member of Boy Scouts and Eagle Scout recipient.









1st 33 0

2nd 24 42

3rd 14 43

4th 54 9

Total 125 94

2008 INDIVDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Lentz,Ricky 7 83 296 27 269 3.2 3 33 Phillips,Geoff 7 11 56 18 38 3.5 0 18 Bokaie,Antonio 2 8 31 1 30 3.8 0 9 Payne,Abe 7 51 142 113 29 0.6 0 11 Dornbush,Devin 4 14 34 10 24 1.7 1 9 Rumph,Glenn 5 1 8 0 8 8.0 0 8 Dolan,Michael 2 1 5 0 5 5.0 0 5 Caraccio,Jeff 5 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 Economy,Jacob 4 5 4 4 0 0.0 0 3 Team 6 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 Hansen,Dewy 7 3 9 11 -2 -0.7 0 9 Miner,Bobby 7 27 35 118 -83 -3.1 0 8 Total.......... 7 206 623 303 320 1.6 4 33 Opponents...... 7 240 765 219 546 2.3 3 47

Avg/G 38.4 5.4 15.0 4.1 6.0 1.6 2.5 0.6 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -11.9 45.7 78.0

PASSING Payne,Abe Miner,Bobby Economy,Jacob Phillips,Geoff Team Total.......... Opponents......

Avg/G 135.3 109.1 9.0 0.0 0.0 249.6 154.3

G 7 7 4 7 6 7 7

Effic 112.64 97.30 172.07 0.00 0.00 105.59 97.04

RECEIVING G Phillips,Geoff 7 Scott,Joshua 7 Lentz,Ricky 7 Clark,Tim 7 Hansen,Dewy 7 Toffler,Pat 4 Rumph,Glenn 5 Gomez,Thomas 4 Mccarthy,James 4 Miner,Bobby 7 Dornbush,Devin 4 Yu,Franklin 2 Bloom,Zachary 2 Total.......... 7 Opponents...... 7

No. 49 30 26 17 17 9 6 5 4 1 1 1 1 167 102

Cmp-Att-Int 92-161-5 71-134-9 4-6-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 167-305-14 102-212-10

Pct 57.1 53.0 66.7 0.0 0.0 54.8 48.1

Yds 947 764 36 0 0 1747 1080

TD 6 4 1 0 0 11 10

Lng 90 65 21 0 0 90 71

Yds 797 392 126 116 100 49 63 30 42 21 9 1 1 1747 1080

Avg 16.3 13.1 4.8 6.8 5.9 5.4 10.5 6.0 10.5 21.0 9.0 1.0 1.0 10.5 10.6

TD 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 11 10

Long 90 41 24 26 29 12 30 7 24 21 9 1 1 90 71

PUNT RETURNS Phillips,Geoff Hansen,Dewy Mccarthy,James Total.......... Opponents......

No. 12 8 3 23 17

Yds 182 31 2 215 70

Avg 15.2 3.9 0.7 9.3 4.1

TD 1 0 0 1 0

Long 48 25 7 48 18

KICK RETURNS Phillips,Geoff Lentz,Ricky Holcomb,Bennett Hansen,Dewy Mandel,Robby Total.......... Opponents......

No. 13 4 2 1 1 21 26

Yds 245 64 38 18 0 365 389

Avg 18.8 16.0 19.0 18.0 0.0 17.4 15.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 29 30 20 18 0 30 49

No. 15 15 0

Yds 15.0 15.0 0.0

Avg 0 0 0

TD 15 15 0

FUMBLE RETURNS Girouard,Bryan 1 Total.......... 1 Opponents...... 0


Avg/G 113.9 56.0 18.0 16.6 14.3 12.2 12.6 7.5 10.5 3.0 2.2 0.5 0.5 249.6 154.3


2008 TEAM STATISTICS TEAM STATISTICS ARMY OPP SCORING 125 94 Points Per Game 17.9 13.4 FIRST DOWNS 113 84 Rushing 35 29 Passing 69 44 Penalty 9 11 RUSHING YARDAGE 320 546 Yards gained rushing 623 765 Yards lost rushing 303 219 Rushing Attempts 206 240 Average Per Rush 1.6 2.3 Average Per Game 45.7 78.0 TDs Rushing 4 3 PASSING YARDAGE 1747 1080 Comp-Att-Int 167-305-14 102-212-10 Average Per Pass 5.7 5.1 Average Per Catch 10.5 10.6 Average Per Game 249.6 154.3 TDs Passing 11 10 TOTAL OFFENSE 2067 1626 Total Plays 511 452 Average Per Play 4.0 3.6 Average Per Game 295.3 232.3 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 21-365 26-389 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 23-215 17-70 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 10-138 14-146 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 17.4 15.0 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 9.3 4.1 INT RETURN AVERAGE 13.8 10.4 FUMBLES-LOST 14-8 7-6 PENALTIES-Yards 30-264 45-359 Average Per Game 37.7 51.3 PUNTS-Yards 45-1599 55-1963 Average Per Punt 35.5 35.7 Net punt average 32.2 31.4 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 28:18 31:42 3RD-DOWN Conversions 37/119 27/107 3rd-Down Pct 31% 25% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 11/23 6/18 4th-Down Pct 48% 33% SACKS BY-Yards 16-96 20-150 MISC YARDS 5 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 16 13 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 5-8 2-6 ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES 11-19 58% 11-22 50% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 7-19 37% 10-22 45% PAT-ATTEMPTS 14-16 88% 8-11 73% ATTENDANCE 1129 1420 Games/Avg Per Game 3/376 4/355





2008 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS |--------------------Tackles-------------------| |-Sacks-| |----------Pass Def--------| |-Fumbles-| Blkd GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------50 Girouard,Bryan 7 34 25 59 12.5-48 4.0-23 2-54 2 . 1-15 . . . 33 Drake,Nate 6 35 17 52 5.5-14 2.0-7 . 2 . . . . . 5 Griffin,Taylor 7 21 17 38 3.0-4 . 3-42 1 . . . . . 27 Bott,Tyler 7 17 16 33 5.0-31 2.0-17 . 4 . . . . . 6 Manzano,A. 7 15 11 26 5.0-22 . . 12 . . . . . 51 Hargus,Ben 7 5 21 26 1.5-4 . . . . . 1 . . 41 Wathen,Abram 6 7 16 23 2.5-10 . . . . . . . . 88 Mellon,Andrew 7 12 11 23 2.5-4 . . . . . . . . 83 Malejko,Thomas 6 12 11 23 3.5-7 . . . . . . 1 . 57 Talley,Matthew 6 12 9 21 6.0-22 2.5-14 . 2 . 1-0 . . . 21 Carter,Chris 7 11 9 20 1.0-2 . 1-20 3 . . . . . 91 Bambrick,Tyler 7 11 6 17 4.5-36 2.0-16 1-18 . . . . . . 22 Simon,Joe 7 9 8 17 2.0-5 1.0-4 . 1 . . . . . 81 Lemoine,Ryan 6 6 8 14 1.0-5 0.5-3 . 1 . . . . . 31 Mandel,Robby 5 4 3 7 2.5-9 1.0-6 1-0 . . . . . . 42 Shirley,Eric 5 5 2 7 1.0-6 1.0-6 1-0 . . . . . . 90 Acosta,Toby 6 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . 24 Miller,Josh 6 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . TM Team 6 5 . 5 1.0-2 . . . . 1-0 3 . . 38 Billists,Andy 3 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . 70 Espe,Tejay 1 2 1 3 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . 37 Holcomb,Bennett 4 1 2 3 0.5-1 . . . . 1-0 . . . 28 Lentz,Ricky 7 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . 3 Rife,Clayton 1 . 3 3 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 87 Scott,Joshua 7 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 65 Rohe,Mathew 6 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 98 Kanney,Eric 2 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 96 Jacobs,Brian 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 15 Payne,Abe 7 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 56 Reid,C.J. 6 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 77 Haner,Chester 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 16 Miner,Bobby 7 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 2 Clark,Tim 7 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 48 Otterstedt,M. 2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 80 Mccarthy,James 4 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 60 Webb,Brian 2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 62 Duff,Peter 6 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 36 Dornbush,Devin 4 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 9 Rumph,Glenn 5 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 52 Mahoney,Brendon 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 7 Dolan,Michael 2 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 93 McAlister,Mike 3 1 . 1 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . 95 Zeller,Daniel 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 89 Stewart,Matthew 2 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 20 Smith,Virgil 3 . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . 95 95 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 25 Gomez,Thomas 4 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 4 Middlebrooks,A 2 . . . . . 1-4 . . . . . . 72 Calvert,Samuel 3 . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . Total.......... 7 246 220 466 63-237 16-96 10-138 29 . 5-15 4 1 . Opponents...... 7 302 139 441 56.5-297 20-150 14-146 15 . 8-0 6 4 .



2008 GAME BY GAME GAME ONE: Army @ Farleigh Dickinson, Sept. 14, 2008 Score by Quarters Army FDU-Florham A A A F A A

2 7 0

3 0 7

4 10 0

Score 27 7

Record: (1-0)

22 yd field goal, 14-61 6:26 1 yd pass, 7-40 2:36 30 yd pass, 9-67 2:31 19 yd pass, 10-50 3:34 36 yd field goal, 13-62 5:01 65 yd pass, 1-65 0:35

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ARMY 23 27-66 401 51-34-3 78-467 0-0 6-49 2-43 3-65 1-45.0 4-2 4-33 31:19 7 of 17 4 of 4 3-5 0-0

FDU 15 19-106 145 43-17-3 62-251 0-0 1-0 5-54 3-44 6-40.3 0-0 9-60 28:41 4 of 15 1 of 4 1-2 0-0

RUSHING: Army-Payne,Abe 11-47; Lentz,Ricky 6-16; Phillips,Geoff 1-9; Dolan,Michael 1-5; Dornbush,Devin 2-3; Team 1-minus 1; Miner,Bobby 5-minus 13. FDUFlorham-Team 19-106. PASSING: Army-Miner,Bobby 17-28-2-264; Payne,Abe 17-23-1-137. FDU-Florham-Team 17-43-3-145. RECEIVING: Army-Lentz,Ricky 10-74; Phillips,Geoff 7-152; Scott,Joshua 6-64; Clark,Tim 4-28; Hansen,Dewy 2-36; Rumph,Glenn 2-34; Toffler,Pat 2-12; Yu,Franklin 1-1. FDU-Florham-Team 17-145. INTERCEPTIONS: Army-Girouard,Bryan 1-27; Griffin,Taylor 1-20; Bambrick,Tyler 1-18. FDU-Florham-Team 3-44. FUMBLES: Army-Miner,Bobby 2-0; Lentz,Ricky 1-1; Dolan,Michael 1-1. FDU-Florham-None. SACKS (UA-A): Army-None. FDU-Florham-None. TACKLES (UA-A): Army-Manzano,A. 4-6; Griffin,Taylor 4-2; Bott,Tyler 3-3; Girouard,Bryan 2-4; Hargus,Ben 0-5; Mellon,Andrew 1-2; Rife,Clayton 0-3; Team 2-0; Simon,Joe 2-0; Bambrick,Tyler 2-0; Jacobs,Brian 1-1; Acosta,Toby 0-2; Wathen,Abram 0-2; Zeller,Daniel 1-0; Lemoine,Ryan 1-0; Gomez,Thomas 1-0; Dornbush,Devin 1-0; Clark,Tim 1-0; Carter,Chris 0-1; Kanney,Eric 0-1. FDU-Florham-Team 58-4.

Sprint Football Opens Season With 27-7 Win

WEST POINT, N.Y. - A dominant defense along with a combined three touchdown passes and 401 passing yards from senior quarterbacks Abe Payne and Bobby Miner led Army sprint football to a 27-7 season-opening victory over the FDU-Florham JV team on Sunday afternoon in Madison, N.J. The convincing win was capped by a 65-yard touchdown play as senior wide receiver Geoffrey Phillips was able to haul in a pass from Miner and outrun the FDU-Florham defense. Miner's first touchdown pass was also a long one, as junior wide receiver Glenn Rumph hauled in a 30-yard pass on fourth down to give the Black Knights a 17-0 lead going into halftime. The Black Knights held the lead for the entire game, taking a 467-251 advantage in offensive yardage. Payne started at quarterback and finished the day completing 17 of 23 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Miner saw an equal amount of action at quarterback, completing 17of 28 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. Payne was able to keep the offense moving on the ground too, leading the team with 54 rushing yards. Phillips and junior running back Ricky Lentz caught half of the team's total receptions. Phillips finished the day with seven receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown while Lentz caught 10 passes for 74 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Tim Clark hauled in the first touchdown pass of the day from Payne with 4:24 remaining in the first quarter, giving the Black Knights a 10-0 lead. Junior kicker Samuel Herbert converted 2-of-3 field goal attempts, opening the scoring with a 22-yard field goal on the team's first drive and kicking a 36-yarder early in the fourth quarter. Herbert's field goal was the first scoring play for Army in the second half, as they were held scoreless in the third quarter. Turnovers plagued both teams. The Black Knights suffered five turnovers as Miner was picked off twice and Payne once, in addition to two lost fumbles. The Army defense was able to get the ball back though by collecting three interceptions themselves. Junior defensive back Taylor Griffin, sophomore linebacker Bryan Girouard and sophomore defensive lineman Tyler Bambrick all ended FDU-Florham drives with key interceptions. Defensive captain Antonio Manzano led the defense with seven tackles.


Scoring Summary: 1st 08:34 04:24 2nd 06:26 3rd 11:12 4th 14:09 09:24

1 10 0

The opening win gave Lt. Col. Mark West his first win as head coach.

Stadium: Robert T. Shields Attendance: 253 Kickoff time: 2 p.m. End of Game: 4:46 Total elapsed time: 2:46 Officials: Referee: Don King; Umpire: Bryan Gross; Linesman: Matt Murhpy; Line judge: Jonathan Perry; Back judge: Scott Wolpert; Field judge: Mike Peel; Side judge: Mike Wolcott; Scorer: Mark Brumbaugh; Temperature: 88; Wind: 11 SW Weather: Partly Cloudy



2008 GAME BY GAME Sprint Football Falls to Wagner

GAME TWO: Army @ Wagner, Sept. 21, 2008 Score by Quarters Army Wagner


Scoring Summary: 2nd 12:15 01:56 3rd 09:59 4th 04:35 02:35

1 0 0 A W W W A

2 3 7

3 0 7

4 7 3

Score 10 17

Record: (1-1)

ARMY 16 25-12 204 52-27-1 77-216 0-0 0-0 4-59 1-20 7-33.1 1-1 2-15 27:52 5 of 17 0 of 2 1-2 3-25

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Big touchdown plays from Wagner proved to be costly as Army sprint football fell was defeated 10-17 on Sunday afternoon in Staten Island, N.Y. A late rally came up short for the Black Knights. Army was down 17-3, but closed the margin to 17-10 on a touchdown pass with 2:53 remaining. Army failed to recover the onside kick though, and Wagner was able to run out the clock.

37 yd field goal, 8-22 2:00 43 yd pass (kick), 6-65 1:10 71 yd pass (kick), 6-86 3:24 25 yd field goal, 11-37 7:18 21 yd pass, 5-65 1:50

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

WAGNER 12 35-51 264 34-18-1 69-315 0-0 1-4 3-49 1-18 7-34.1 0-0 5-42 32:08 6 of 19 3 of 4 1-5 5-44

The Black Knights looked strong early and were poised to take a 3-0 lead into halftime, but Wagner scored on a 44-yard touchdown play to take a 7-3 lead. Wagner struck again at the start of the third quarter to take a 14-3 lead by connecting on a 71-yard touchdown play. Army was held to 216 yards on offense. On defense, Matthew Talley and Bryan Girouard led the team with six tackles each. Senior defensive back Chris Carter picked up a key interception in the first half when Wagner was threatening in Army territory.

RUSHING: Army-Lentz,Ricky 9-24; Payne,Abe 9-minus 3; Miner,Bobby 7-minus 9. Wagner-TEAM 35-51. PASSING: Army-Miner,Bobby 16-32-1-149; Payne,Abe 10-19-0-34; Economy,Jacob 1-1-0-21. Wagner-TEAM 18-34-1-264. RECEIVING: Army-Lentz,Ricky 7-30; Phillips,Geoff 6-43; Scott,Joshua 4-89; Clark,Tim 4-14; Hansen,Dewy 3-5; Toffler,Pat 2-2; Miner,Bobby 1-21. Wagner-TEAM 18-264. INTERCEPTIONS: Army-Carter,Chris 1-20. Wagner-TEAM 1-18. FUMBLES: Army-Payne,Abe 1-1. Wagner-None. SACKS (UA-A): Army-Lemoine,Ryan 0-1; Bambrick,Tyler 1-0; Talley,Matthew 0-1; Bott,Tyler 1-0. Wagner-TEAM 5-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Army-Girouard,Bryan 2-8; Talley,Matthew 3-6; Mellon,Andrew 1-7; Griffin,Taylor 3-4; Wathen,Abram 2-5; Bambrick,Tyler 2-3; Bott,Tyler 2-3; Lemoine,Ryan 2-3; Manzano,A. 0-4; Billists,Andy 0-3; Drake,Nate 0-2; Malejko,Thomas 0-2; Carter,Chris 0-2; Miller,Josh 0-2; Shirley,Eric 1-0; Mandel,Robby 0-1; Hargus,Ben 0-1; Holcomb,Bennett 0-1; Miner,Bobby 0-1; Kanney,Eric 0-1; Lentz,Ricky 0-1; Simon,Joe 0-1; Haner,Chester 0-1. Wagner-TEAM 49-3. Stadium: Wagner Football Attendance: 110 Kickoff time: 3:30 pm End of Game: 6:20 pm Total elapsed time: 2:50 Officials: Referee: R. Lickfield; Umpire: Bryan Gross; Linesman: Robert Friedman; Line judge: Edward Aiken; Back judge: Geoff Guadagno; Field judge: Steve Gozur; Side judge: S. Piccirillo; Scorer: Mark Brumbaugh; Temperature: 79; Wind: 4 SE Weather: Sunny



2008 GAME BY GAME GAME THREE: Army vs. Navy, Sept. 28, 2008 Score by Quarters NAVY Army Scoring Summary: 2nd 11:12 N 3rd 07:13 N 4th 11:11 A

1 0 0

2 7 0

3 7 0

4 0 7

Score 14 7

Record: (3-0) Record: (1-2)

15 yd pass, 6-40 2:18 14 yd pass, 7-41 3:41 35 yd pass, 3-34 1:20 NAVY 11 40-72 155 25-11-1 65-227 0-0 4-30 2-49 1-0 9-33.8 1-1 7-65 31:13 4 of 16 0 of 3 2-3 7-55

ARMY 13 25--22 241 54-30-1 79-219 0-0 4-20 3-34 1-27 10-37.5 2-1 4-55 28:47 5 of 19 1 of 4 0-2 4-18

RUSHING: NAVY-Harris, Enrique 7-41; Stewart, Nate 19-23; Meidus, Alfonso 3-12; Green, D.J. 7-3; TEAM 1-minus 2; Melonas, Macedo 1-minus 2; DeWitt, Jon 2-minus 3. Army-Lentz,Ricky 11-29; Phillips,Geoff 1-7; Economy,Jacob 1-0; Hansen,Dewy 3-minus 2; Payne,Abe 4-minus 10; Miner,Bobby 5-minus 46. PASSING: NAVY-Green, D.J. 11-25-1-155; DeWitt, Jon 0-0-0-0. Army-Miner,Bobby 18-32-1-185; Payne,Abe 12-21-0-56; Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: NAVY-Bettinelli, Gae 2-27; Motoyama, Karl 2-24; Catrini, JoJo 2-19; Tellson, Tommy 2-8; Harris, Enrique 1-60; Bagby, Nash 1-13; Melonas, Macedo 1-4. Army-Phillips,Geoff 11-120; Hansen,Dewy 6-25; Toffler,Pat 4-23; Lentz,Ricky 3-11; Scott,Joshua 2-52; Rumph,Glenn 2-4; Clark,Tim 1-5; Bloom,Zachary 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: NAVY-Nolan, Mike 1-0. Army-Girouard,Bryan 1-27. FUMBLES: NAVY-Green, D.J. 1-1. Army-Lentz,Ricky 1-1; Phillips,Geoff 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): NAVY-Hayhurst, Kyle 2-1; Nabozna, Justin 2-0; Smith, Brian 1-1; Middleton, K.C. 0-1; Nolan, Mike 0-1. Army-Girouard,Bryan 2-0; Drake,Nate 1-0; Simon,Joe 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): NAVY-Nolan, Mike 6-4; Nabozna, Justin 4-5; Combellick, Chr 4-4; Hawkins, Tyler 4-4; Smith, Brian 4-3; Hayhurst, Kyle 3-3; Wright, Andrew 3-2; Stone, Zzmarr 2-2; Brigham, Bryce 2-2; Tate, Jarred 2-2; Campbell, James 1-1; Cecil, Drew 1-0; Harbaugh, Jerem 1-0; Persinger, Emer 0-1; Erickson, Brad 0-1; Middleton, K.C. 0-1; Hayes, Tom 0-1. Army-Girouard,Bryan 9-6; Drake,Nate 8-2; Bott,Tyler 3-2; Hargus,Ben 2-3; Carter,Chris 2-3; Mellon,Andrew 2-1; Griffin,Taylor 2-1; Bambrick,Tyler 1-2; Simon,Joe 1-2; Manzano,A. 2-0; Shirley,Eric 2-0; Lemoine,Ryan 1-1; Wathen,Abram 0-2; Billists,Andy 1-0; Malejko,Thomas 1-0; Acosta,Toby 1-0; Stewart,Matthew 0-1; Dolan,Michael 0-1; Smith,Virgil 0-1.

Navy Hangs on for Win over Army Sprint Football

WEST POINT, N.Y - A 35-yard touchdown reception by sophomore wide receiver Joshua Scott sparked a fourth quarter comeback attempt, but Army failed to convert in Navy territory as they dropped their home opener to the Midshipmen, 14-7 on Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights fell to 1-2 this season while Navy improved to 3-0. Army started at their own 28-yardline with 1:45 remaining in the game and drove into Navy territory with the help of a 17-yard reception by Scott and a tough 14-yard reception over the middle by senior wide receiver Geoffrey Phillips, but Navy forced the Black Knights into a fourth and 16 which Army failed to convert. "One thing I can say is that the guys on this team don't give up," said head coach Lt. Col. Mark West. They played to the bitter end and we were in the game until the last minute. We will be able to take a lot of positives out of this and build for the next game." The Black Knights entered the fourth quarter down 14-0 before Scott hauled in the pass from senior quarterback Bobby Miner over the middle. Scott managed to stay on his feet and scamper the remaining 15 yards to the end zone with 11:11 remaining the game. On their next offensive possession, Army drove the ball 38 yards to the Navy 18-yardline, but failed to convert on a fourth and seven. The Army defense prevented Navy from getting a first down to give Army the ball back with 3:31 remaining, but Navy's Mike Nolan intercepted a pass from Miner to give Navy the ball in Army territory. The Army defense came up big again though as sophomore linebacker Bryan Girouard sacked Navy quarterback D.J. Green to force another three-and-out and give the Black Knights offense one more chance. Navy held a 7-0 lead at the end of the first half. Quarterback D.J. Green connected with wide receiver Tommy Tellson for a 15-yard touchdown pass over the middle with 11:12 remaining in the half. The Mids took a 14-0 advantage early in the third quarter when Green capped a seven play, 41-yard drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Karl Motoyama. Both defenses were strong, holding both teams to just over 200 total yards of offense. Both teams were relatively even in offensive production with Navy holding a slight advantage with 227 total yards to Army's 219. Navy converted on just four of 16 third downs while Army was 5-for-19. Girouard was the top defender for Army, totaling 15 tackles and two sacks for 11 yards. He also had a third quarter interception that set up a red zone scoring opportunity that the Black Knights failed to convert on.


FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Phillips was the top producer for Army on offense, catching 11 passes for 120 yards and rushing once for seven yards. He also added 54 yards on punt and kickoff returns to total 174 all-purpose yards on the day.

Stadium: Shea Stadium Attendance: 721 Kickoff time: 1:00 End of Game: 3:33 Total elapsed time: 2:33 Officials: Referee: Jim Winterberg; Umpire: Fred Yawger; Linesman: AnthonySolimine; Line judge: John Wilson; Back judge: Mike DeBerdine; Field judge: Bill Surdovell; Side judge: Eric Cantell; Scorer: Mark Brumbaugh; Temperature: 73; Wind: 4 NE Weather: Rain



2008 GAME BY GAME GAME FOUR: Army vs. Princeton, Oct. 3, 2008 Score by Quarters PRIN Army


Scoring Summary: 1st 11:22 07:55 05:31 00:25 2nd 09:58 00:45 A 3rd 11:27 07:11 A 4th 03:02

1 0 23

2 0 14

3 0 14

4 0 7

Score 0 58

Record: (0-2,0-1) Record: (2-2,1-0)

A 34 yd field goal, 10-47 3:38 A 2 yd run (kick blockd), 3-12 1:04 A 14 yd pass, 3-22 1:34 A 48 yd punt return A 15 yd run, 7-57 2:31 24 yd pass , 7-57 3:29 A 33 yd run, 4-45 1:38 9 yd run,1-9 0:05 A 41 yd pass, 3-42 0:50

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

PRIN 3 33--21 7 15-3-2 48--14 0-0 3-6 10-103 0-0 11-34.7 4-4 7-50 28:09 0 of 12 0 of 0 0-2 2-15

ARMY 21 43-158 204 31-18-0 74-362 1-15 8-142 1-22 2-4 5-31.2 4-2 10-79 31:51 7 of 17 1 of 2 6-7 4-24

RUSHING: PRIN-Addis 9-8; Gabriele 1-0; Wolf 1-minus 2; Gosain 4-minus 3; Zhang 2-minus 4; Dixon, A 16-minus 20. Army-Lentz,Ricky 12-96; Bokaie,Antonio 8-30; Phillips,Geoff 2-23; Dornbush,Devin 10-19; Miner,Bobby 3-0; Economy,Jacob 4-0; Payne,Abe 4-minus 10. PASSING: PRIN-Dixon, A 3-14-1-7; Tanner 0-1-1-0. Army-Payne,Abe 10-16-0-142; Miner,Bobby 5-10-0-47; Economy,Jacob 3-5-0-15. RECEIVING: PRIN-Marek 2-6; Wolf 1-1. Army-Scott,Joshua 4-78; Gomez,Thomas 4-23; Clark,Tim 3-19; Hansen,Dewy 2-17; Mccarthy,James 1-24; Phillips,Geoff 1-14; Toffler,Pat 1-12; Dornbush,Devin 1-9; Lentz,Ricky 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: PRIN-None. Army-Middlebrooks,A 1-4; Mandel,Robby 1-0. FUMBLES: PRIN-Gosain 1-1; Zhang 1-1; Addis 1-1; Gabriele 1-1. Army-Hansen,Dewy 1-1; Dornbush,Devin 1-0; Payne,Abe 1-1; Miner,Bobby 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): PRIN-Addis 1-0; Scharf 0-1; Dixit 0-1. Army-Girouard,Bryan 2-0; Mandel,Robby 1-0; Shirley,Eric 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): PRIN-Dixit 8-8; Schoder 7-3; Parise 7-2; Scharf 6-1; Addis 4-3; Colarusso 2-4; Gabriele 2-3; Nnanabu 2-2; Gulland 2-1; TEAM 2-0; Marek 1-1; Zhang 1-0; Fritz 1-0; Marsland 0-1; Annamalai 0-1. Army-Girouard,Bryan 3-4; Wathen,Abram 2-5; Drake,Nate 4-1; Mandel,Robby 2-2; Team 3-0; Lemoine,Ryan 2-1; Espe,Tejay 2-1; Malejko,Thomas 1-2; Talley,Matthew 2-0; Bambrick,Tyler 2-0; Bott,Tyler 1-1; Acosta,Toby 1-1; Holcomb,Bennett 1-1; Shirley,Eric 1-1; Hargus,Ben 0-2; Simon,Joe 0-2; 95 1-0; Miller,Josh 1-0; Duff,Peter 1-0; Otterstedt,M. 1-0; McAlister,Mike 1-0; Webb,Brian 1-0; Mccarthy,James 0-1; Billists,Andy 0-1.

Sprint Football Cruises to Victory Over Princeton

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army sprint football team scored early and often and held the Princeton offense to -14 yards en route to a 58-0 win Friday night at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights improved to 2-2 and 1-0 in the CSFL while Princeton fell to 0-2 and 0-1 in the conference. Junior running back Ricky Lentz had a big game, totaling three rushing touchdowns and 96 yards on 12 carries. Army scored eight touchdowns, rushing for four, passing for three and returning one punt. The Black Knights rushed for 158 yards and passed for 204. The defense was dominant as sophomore linebacker Bryan Girouard led the unit with seven tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. They held Princeton scoreless in two trips to the red zone. Princeton quarterback Andrew Dixon was held to three completions on 14 attempts, was intercepted once and sacked four times. Army scored 23 points in the first quarter starting with a field goal from junior Samuel Herbert at 11:22 to cap the opening drive. After forcing a Princeton three-and-out, senior Geoffrey Phillips returned the ensuing punt 35-yards to the Princeton 12-yard line and Lentz eventually scored from two yards out at 7:55. Phillips caught a 14-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Bobby Miner at 5:31 and returned a punt 48yards for a touchdown with 25 seconds remaining in the quarter to give Army a 23-0 lead. Lentz broke through for a 15-yard touchdown run at 9:58 in the second quarter and sophomore James McCarthy caught 24-yard pass from senior quarterback Abe Payne with 45 seconds remaining in the half to give the Black Knights a 37-0 lead at the half. Army added two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter as Lentz burst through the Princeton defense for a 33-yard run and sophomore running back Devin Dornbush had a nine-yard run. Payne and sophomore wide receiver Joshua Scott connected for 41-yard touchdown play in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring. I m happy for the seniors since it was their last game at Shea Stadium, so it is good for them to go out with a win, said head coach Mark West after the game. I m not satisfied in the sense that there are things we need to get better at. We made a lot of mental mistakes, so if we want to accomplish our goals, we need to play better.

Stadium: Shea Stadium Attendance: 152 Kickoff time: 7:00 pm End of Game: 9:35 Total elapsed time: 2:35 Officials: Referee: Carl Vaccaro; Umpire: Thomas Viola; Linesman: Thomas Ignalffo; Line judge: James Czajkowsk; Back judge: Kyle Brownell; Field judge: Rick Bogert; Side judge: Guy Zbonack; Scorer: Mark Brumbaugh; Temperature: 50 Wind: 0 Weather: Partly Cloudy



2008 GAME BY GAME GAME FIVE: Army @ Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 2008 Score by Quarters Army Penn P P P A A

2 0 14

3 0 6

4 13 0

Score 13 20

Record: (2-3) Record: (4-0)

6 yd pass (kick failed), 13-68 7:15 10 yd pass (2pt pass), 5-25 0:48 4 yd run (kick failed), 5-36 1:57 25 yd pass, 6-93 1:49 6 yd pass (kick failed), 12-68 3:34

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ARMY 23 29-33 404 51-28-3 80-437 0-0 1-10 4-88 0-0 5-41.0 2-1 3-25 26:51 6 of 17 3 of 5 1-3 0-0

PENN 15 40-135 129 21-17-0 61-264 0-0 1-5 2-16 3-20 7-44.9 1-1 5-34 33:09 5 of 13 0 of 1 3-3 0-0

RUSHING: Army-Lentz,Ricky 18-40; Payne,Abe 8-7; Miner,Bobby 3-minus 14. Penn-BAGNOLI, Mike 19-82; D ANGELO, Micha 15-46; FERNANDEZ, Wifi 6-7. PASSING: Army-Payne,Abe 21-36-1-329; Miner,Bobby 7-15-2-75. Penn-D ANGELO, Micha17-20-0-129; BUSLER, Todd 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Army-Phillips,Geoff 13-268; Scott,Joshua 8-56; Clark,Tim 2-39; Mccarthy,James 2-14; Rumph,Glenn 1-13; Gomez,Thomas 1-7; Lentz,Ricky 1-7. Penn-ARMATIS, Clarke 7-75; BASTA, Marten 5-32; PORTELLI, Joe 3-13; BAGNOLI, Mike 1-6; LEVAN, Ryan 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Army-None. Penn-McMullen, Micha 1-20; PACI, Mike 1-0; BIDDLE, Sam 1-0.

Late Comeback Attempt Falls Short for Sprint Football

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Army sprint football team almost overcame a 20 point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Pennsylvania held on to defeat Army, 20-13 on Friday night. The Black Knights fell to 2-3 and 1-1 in the CSFL while Penn improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in the conference. Army s first points came with 8:40 remaining in the fourth quarter when senior quarterback Abe Payne connected with junior wide receiver Tim Clark for a 25-yard touchdown. The play completed a six play, 93-yard drive bolstered by a 41-yard reception by senior wide receiver Geoffrey Phillips. Phillips finished the game with 13 receptions for 268 yards.Seven of his receptions on the day were for 20 yards or more. The Black Knights defense got the ball back to the offense with 6:20 remaining when they stopped the Quakers on fourth down at their own 32 yard line. Payne then connected with sophomore wide receiver Joshua Scott for a six-yard touchdown to complete a 12-play, 68 yard drive with 2:37 remaining and move Army within seven points at 20-13. Junior Taylor Griffin recovered the ensuing onside kick, giving the Black Knights a chance to tie the game. Army had a first-and-goal at the eight yard line in the final minute, but was unable to convert, turning the ball over on downs. The Quakers scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to head into halftime with a 14-0 lead. Penn notched a third touchdown in the eighth minute of the third quarter to pull ahead, 20-0. The Army offense outgained Penn 437-264. Payne completed 21 of 36 attempts for 329 yards while junir runningback Ricky Lentz gained 40 yards on 18 rushing attempts.

FUMBLES: Army-Lentz,Ricky 1-1; Phillips,Geoff 1-0. Penn-TEAM 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Army-None. Penn-None. TACKLES (UA-A): Army-Drake,Nate 3-8; Griffin,Taylor 4-5; Girouard,Bryan 6-1; Carter,Chris 5-2; Bott,Tyler 2-5; Hargus,Ben 3-3; Malejko,Thomas 1-4; Wathen,Abram 2-2; Manzano,A. 2-1; Talley,Matthew 2-1; Mellon,Andrew 2-1; Lemoine,Ryan 0-3; Lentz,Ricky 2-0; Simon,Joe 2-0; Payne,Abe 1-1; Scott,Joshua 1-0; Rumph,Glenn 0-1. Penn-BEAUVAIS, Jacqu 9-1; KLINVEX, Zak 5-3; FEIGENBAUM, And 6-1; McMullen, Micha 3-4; PACI, Mike 2-5; GOODWIN, Marcus 5-0; BIDDLE, Sam 4-1; CURRAN, John 4-1; DAMPIER, Colin 1-2; WILLIAMS, Bryun 2-0; EISENSTAT, Ben 1-0; BROUS, Michael 1-0; STEVENS, Peter 0-1; RAWLINGS, Ted 0-1; PETEGORSKY, Mik 0-1; CORRIGAN, Chris 0-1; MURPHY, Gordon 0-1; FERNANDEZ, Wifi 0-1; JULIEN, John Pa 0-1; DONEHOWER, Sam 0-1.


Scoring Summary: 2nd 06:16 00:34 3rd 08:33 4th 08:40 02:46

1 0 0

Stadium: Franklin Field Attendance: 200 Kickoff time: 7:00 p.m End of Game: 9:15 p.m Total elapsed time: 2:15 Officials: Scorer: L. Bogensperger; Temperature: 60s; Weather: warm fall night



2008 GAME BY GAME Sprint Football Falls In Heartbreaker To Cornell

GAME SIX: Army vs. Cornell, Oct. 24, 2008 Score by Quarters Cornell Army


Scoring Summary: 3rd 09:15 4th 12:59 10:51 00:39

1 0 0 C A A C

2 0 0

3 6 0

4 6 10

Score 12 10

Record: (4-2,2-1) Record: (2-3,1-2)

33 yd pass (2 pt rush failed), 3-52 1:37 42 yd field goal, 6-38 1:09 90 yd pass, 3-91 0:57 10 yd pass (kick failed), 11-57 2:35

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

COR 12 25-24 226 45-22-2 70-250 0-0 3-0 3-74 1-0 10-32.0 0-0 4-33 30:51 4 of 17 1 of 3 1-1 3-26

ARMY 10 37-46 218 30-12-1 67-264 0-0 2--1 3-33 2-10 10-38.4 0-0 5-45 29:09 1 of 16 2 of 4 0-0 2-7

RUSHING: Cornell-Smith, Ryan 13-19; Dentes, Zak 9-2; Schiavetta, DJ 2-2; Malleo, Matt 1-1. Army-Lentz,Ricky 19-51; Rumph,Glenn 1-8; Dornbush,Devin 2-2; Payne,Abe 11minus 5; Phillips,Geoff 4-minus 10. PASSING: Cornell-Dentes, Zak 22-43-1-226; TEAM 0-1-0-0; Malleo, Matt 0-1-1-0. Army-Payne,Abe 12-29-1-218; Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Cornell-Friedman, Josh 7-64; Sarker, Upal 5-40; LaBerge, Chris 4-60; Brennan, Mike 3-34; Smith, Ryan 3-28. Army-Phillips,Geoff 5-165; Scott,Joshua 4-39; Clark,Tim 1-11; Hansen,Dewy 1-2; Lentz,Ricky 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Cornell-Saunders, Ryan 1-0. Army-Griffin,Taylor 1-10; Shirley,Eric 1-0. FUMBLES: Cornell-None. Army-None. SACKS (UA-A): Cornell-Parke, John 2-1; Indovina, Nicho 0-1. Army-Bambrick,Tyler 1-0; Talley,Matthew 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Cornell-Parke, John 10-2; Hemminger, Clay 4-5; Indovina, Nicho 4-1; Malleo, Matt 2-3; Carvolth, Prys 3-1; Kozen, Tim 2-2; Zambrana, Mike 2-2; Saunders, Ryan 3-0; Levy, Evan 2-1; Ferrari, Matt 2-1; Jacob, Ryan 0-3; Gonos, Jim 1-1; Goggin, Matt 1-1; Adler, Michael 1-0; LaBerge, Chris 1-0; Dooley, Timothy 0-1. Army-Drake,Nate 7-2; Griffin,Taylor 6-3; Girouard,Bryan 7-1; Malejko,Thomas 2-3; Hargus,Ben 0-5; Carter,Chris 3-1; Talley,Matthew 2-2; Manzano,A. 3-0; Mellon,Andrew 3-0; Simon,Joe 2-1; Shirley,Eric 1-1; Bambrick,Tyler 1-1; Mandel,Robby 1-0; Wathen,Abram 1-0; Bott,Tyler 0-1; Miller,Josh 0-1. Stadium: Michie Stadium Attendance: 256 Kickoff time: 4:00 End of Game: 6:44 Total elapsed time: 2:44 Officials: Referee: Carl Vaccaro; Umpire: Daniel Collins; Linesman: Ron Castrovinci; Line judge: AnthonySolimine; Back judge: Kyle Brownell; Field judge: Rick Bogert; Side judge: Guy Zonack; Scorer: Mark Brumbaugh; Temperature: 56; Wind: 7 SSE Weather: Partly Cloudy

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cornell quarterback Zak Dentes engineered an 11play, 57-yard drive, capped by a touchdown with just 39 seconds remaining, to give Cornell a 12-10 comeback victory over Army sprint football on Friday night at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the CSFL while Cornell improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the CSFL. Senior wide receiver Geoffrey Phillips was once again Army's top offensive producer with five receptions for 165 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown. Senior quarterback Abe Payne completed 12-of-29 pass attempts for 218 yards and a touchdown for Army while Dentes completed 22-of-43 attempts for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Army junior running back Ricky Lentz was the game's leading rusher with 51 yards. Army held a slight advantage in yardage on offense, 264-250. Cornell's winning drive started with 3:14 remaining in the game and the Black Knights holding a 10-6 advantage. Dentes connected with wide receiver Upal Sarker for the game-winning touchdown. Kicker Darren Phillips' ensuing squib kick gave Army the ball at their own 39 yard line with 37 seconds remaining. Payne completed passes to sophomore wide receiver Joshua Scott, and on fourth-and-10, to Phillips to move Army within 36 yards of the end zone. With just three seconds remaining, junior placekicker Samuel Herbert attempted a 53-yard field goal, but his kick fell just short, deep in the end zone. The Black Knights had taken their first lead in the game with 10:51 remaining. Phillips turned a short pass into a 90-yard touchdown, breaking a couple tackles and picking up key blocks downfield. Army's first points in the game had come just a couple minutes sooner when Herbert nailed a 42-yard field goal to pull the Black Knights within three. Cornell took an early 6-0 lead when Dentes connected with wide receiver Chris LaBerge for a 33-yard touchdown with 9:15 remaining in the third quarter. The game was scoreless after the first half as the defenses dominated. Cornell linebacker John Parke had 12 tackles in the first half but did not record any in the second half. Junior safety Taylor Griffin and senior linebacker Nathaniel Drake led the Black Knights with nine tackles each. Griffin also had a key interception, picking off a Dentes pass at the goal line late in the first quarter. Defensive lineman Matthew Talley and Tyler Bambrick each recorded sacks.



2008 GAME BY GAME Navy Downs Sprint Football In Season Finale

GAME SEVEN: Army @ Navy, Oct. 31, 2008 Score by Quarters Army NAVY N N N N

2 0 14

3 0 10

4 0 0

Score 0 24

Record: (2-5,1-3) Record: (7-0,4-0)

Navy held the Black Knights to 102 yards of offense and generated six turnovers on five interceptions and one fumble recovery.

3 yd run, 8-74 3:34 8 yd run, 7-44 3:16 10 yd pass, 6-48 3:16 44 yd field goal, 10-19 5:09

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ARMY 7 20-27 75 36-18-5 56-102 0-0 2--5 4-86 1-12 7-28.9 1-1 2-12 22:16 6 of 16 0 of 2 0-0 3-22

ANNAPOLIS, Md. Strong defensive play from Navy (7-0, 4-0 CSFL) doomed the Army sprint football team (2-5, 1-3 CSFL) in the Star Game as the Midshipmen won 24-0 on Friday night at Rip Miller Field.

NAVY 16 48-179 154 29-14-1 77-333 0-0 4-25 1-44 5-64 5-32.4 1-0 8-75 37:44 4 of 15 1 of 3 3-6 3-10

RUSHING: Army-Lentz,Ricky 8-13; Phillips,Geoff 3-9; Payne,Abe 4-3; Caraccio,Jeff 1-3; Miner,Bobby 4-minus 1. NAVY-Harris, Enrique 13-73; Meidus, Alfonso 11-50; Green, D.J. 8-37; Benson, Stephen 12-32; Catrini, JoJo 1-minus 6; DeWitt, Jon 3-minus 7. PASSING: Army-Miner,Bobby 8-17-3-44; Payne,Abe 10-17-2-31; Phillips,Geoff 0-2-0-0. NAVY-Green, D.J. 14-27-1-154; Foley, Jordan 0-1-0-0; DeWitt, Jon 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Army-Phillips,Geoff 6-35; Hansen,Dewy 3-15; Lentz,Ricky 3-minus 5; Scott,Joshua 2-14; Clark,Tim 2-0; Rumph,Glenn 1-12; Mccarthy,James 1-4. NAVY-Coffey, Logan 5-35; Tellson, Tommy 4-40; Motoyama, Karl 2-50; Bagby, Nash 1-13; Melonas, Macedo 1-8; Harris, Enrique 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Army-Griffin,Taylor 1-12. NAVY-Campbell, James 3-30; Brigham, Bryce 1-34; Wright, Andrew 1-0. FUMBLES: Army-Mccarthy,James 1-1. NAVY-Motoyama, Karl 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Army-Bott,Tyler 1-0; Talley,Matthew 1-0; Drake,Nate 1-0. NAVY-Pye, Luke 1-0; Hausman, Corey 1-0; Hayhurst, Kyle 0-1; Hayes, Tom 0-1.

For Army, seniors Abe Payne and Bobby Miner split the quarterback duties, completing 10-of-17 attempts for 31 yards with two interceptions and 8-of-17 attempts for 44 yards with three interceptions, respectively. Senior wide receiver Geoffrey Phillips caught six passes of those passes for 35 yards. Senior linebacker Nathaniel Drake played well defensively, recording 15 tackles and one sack. Senior safety Tylor Bott and junior lineman Matthew Talley both recorded sacks and junior Taylor Griffin had one interception All of the scoring took place in the second and third quarters. Navy took a 14-0 by the end of the first half with rushing touchdowns from Alfonso Meidus with 8:47 remaining and Stephen Benson at 3:44. Army s opening drive in the second half ended when James Campbell tallied his second of three interceptions on the night. On six plays, Navy went 48 yards to score their final touchdown of the night when D.J. Green connected with Tommy Tellson at the 11:30 mark. Stephen Phillips iced the win with a field goal with 1:18 remaining in the third. Phillips finished the season with 49 receptions for 797 yards and three touchdowns, putting him in contention for the league s MVP award. Drake and sophomore linebacker Bryan Girouard were the defensive leaders up front. Drake totaled 52 tackles in just six games while Girouard led the team in tackles (59), tackles-for-loss (12.5) and sacks (four), and had two interceptions. In pass defense, Griffin led the team with three interceptions and senior captain Antonio Manzano broke up 12 pass attempts from the cornerback spot.

TACKLES (UA-A): Army-Drake,Nate 13-2; Malejko,Thomas 7-0; Bott,Tyler 6-1; Girouard,Bryan 5-1; Manzano,A. 4-0; Simon,Joe 2-2; Griffin,Taylor 2-2; Talley,Matthew 3-0; Mellon,Andrew 3-0; Bambrick,Tyler 3-0; Rohe,Mathew 1-1; Hargus,Ben 0-2; Miller,Josh 1-0; Carter,Chris 1-0; Scott,Joshua 1-0; Mandel,Robby 1-0; Reid,C.J. 1-0; Mahoney,Brendon 0-1. NAVY-Hawkins, Tyler 4-3; Smith, Brian 4-2; Tate, Jarred 4-0; Hayes, Tom 1-3; Combellick, Chr 3-0; Persinger, Emer 2-1; Hayhurst, Kyle 1-2; Vo, Viet 2-0; Wright, Andrew 2-0; Hausman, Corey 2-0; Leonard, T.J. 1-1; Pye, Luke 1-1; Nabozna, Justin 1-0; Stone, Zzmarr 1-0; Brigham, Bryce 1-0; Nolan, Mike 1-0; Schuele, Jeff 1-0; Keriazes, Tim 0-1; Han, James 0-1; Hall, Cartwrigh 0-1.


Scoring Summary: 2nd 08:47 03:44 3rd 11:30 01:18

1 0 0

Stadium: Rip Miller Field Attendance: 857 Kickoff time: 7:00 pm End of Game: 9:29 pm Total elapsed time: 2:29 Officials: Referee: Tom Kish; Umpire: Jerry Davis; Linesman: Patrick Holt; Line judge: Norman Henn; Back judge: Elton Battle; Field judge: Joseph Kehnast; Side judge: Christian Keel; Scorer: Jon Maggart; Temperature: 57; Wind: S 7mph Weather: Clear skies





One of the most unique conferences in all of collegiate athletics is the Collegiate Sprint Football League which, until the 1998 season, had been known as the Eastern Lightweight Football League. The Eastern Lightweight Football League was founded in 1934 as the Eastern 150-pound Football League. The seven charter members were: Cornell, Lafayette, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Rutgers, Villanova and Yale.


The league was originally founded as a means of encouraging football among lighter athletes. Today, it gives anyone interested in playing football an opportunity to do so at the collegiate level. No lightweight football player receives a scholarship. The game is a fast-paced, action filled affair that has grown in popularity and attracts good crowds at each school. Four days before a game, all players must weigh in at 172.0 pounds and weigh in again two days before the game at 172.0 pounds. If players do not meet both standards, they are ineligible for that week’s game. When the league was founded, the weight limit was set at 150 lbs. and later increased to 158 lbs. in 1967. In 1996, the limit was increased to 165, and elevated to 172 lbs. in 2005. The athletics directors of the ELFL voted to officially change the name to the Collegiate Sprint Football League in the summer of 1998. This change coincided with a renewed effort by the league to seek expansion opportunities. Consistent with this goal, the athletics directors also approved “open” competition, which would allow colleges to add sprint football on the varsity or non varsity level and compete in the league. The League expanded to six full-time members beginning in 2008 with the addition of Mansfield University (Pa.).

Army All-Time Versus Current CSFL Teams Team Began G W L T Pct. Last Meeting Cornell 1957 66 51 15 0 .773 2008 (L, 10-12) Mansfield 2009 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Navy 1957 68 30 37 1 .448 2008 (L, 0-24) Penn 1957 53 47 6 0 .887 2008 (L, 13-20) Princeton 1957 55 50 3 2 .943 2008 (W, 58-0) Total 242 178 61 3 .745



Lafayette and Yale left the league just prior to World War II and were replaced by Navy (1946) and Army (1957). Columbia was a participant from 1955 through 1976. Rutgers left the league prior to 1990, lowering ELFL membership to its current format of five teams. With athletic budgets under tight constraints across the country, lightweight football has proven to be a sport that requires much less financial support than other programs, yet it provides a competitive outlet for upwards of 100 athletes at each school.


2009 Army Sprint Football Media Guide  

2009 Army Sprint Football Media Guide

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