Army Baseball Picked as Preseason Patriot League Favorites
Army received the most first-place votes by earning the top spot on eight of 12 preseason ballots which contributed to 44 total points. The overall point total was enough to sit atop the leader board heading into the 2019 season.
The Black Knights are looking to repeat as Patriot League champions after earning the title in 2018 and will be challenged by Navy and Bucknell. West point had six players earn All-League preseason honors to include Daniel Burggraaf, Anthony Giachin, Tyler Giovinco.
Check out the league-high 6️⃣ cadet-athletes who were named to the preseason team#GoArmy pic.twitter.com/xfFYxbslU2— Army Baseball (@ArmyWP_Baseball) January 30, 2019
Army Athletic Director Boo Corrigan Departs West Point for Same Role at N.C. State
Boo Corrigan once served as an associate director at Navy and had stops at Notre Dame and Duke in the same capacity. After his success at Duke, Corrigan was named Army’s Athletic Director in 2011 until he accepted the same position at N.C. State on Wednesday.
Corrigan was named the 2017 Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and current Army lacrosse coach Joe Alberici stated that this was “a home run hire for N.C. State.” Corrigan amassed twenty Patriot League championships during his tenure and is credited with the hiring of football coach Jeff Monken.
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the @GoArmyWestPoint Athletic Director over the past 8 years. My family and I love West Point and will miss the West Point community tremendously. We are excited to announce our next adventure with @PackAthletics. BEAT NAVY!— Boo Corrigan (@BooCorrigan) January 30, 2019
Falcons’ Nic Ready earns Preseason Player of the Year Honors for MWC
Per D1 Baseball’s 2019 Mountain West Conference preview, Nic Ready is destined for a big season. You may remember him as the Home Run Derby phenom last season.
Your 2018 College Home Run Derby Champion. Congrats, Nic Ready! #CollegeHRDerby pic.twitter.com/KVWwCBnXVK— Home Run Derby (@CollegeHRDerby) July 2, 2018
The Falcons are picked to finish fourth in the competitive Mountain West Conference.
Air Force’s Recent Success on the Hardwood Result of Bench Scoring
The Air Force Falcons men’s basketball team had a solid few weeks going 4-1 in its last five games. Much of that success has been accredited to the Falcons bench. The Air Force reserves have outscored their opponents by a 125-78 margin.
Falcons WIN!!!!!! Chris Joyce hits game-winning three!!! Air Force 73-71 in double overtime at San Jose State!— Air Force Men's Hoops (@AF_MBB) January 27, 2019
Navy’s Biggers and Song Earn Preseason Patriot League Honors
While West Point is the preseason Patriot League favorite, the Midshipmen aren’t predicted to be too far behind. Navy finished second in the Patriot League poll with two first place votes (the same as Bucknell) and just eight points behind the Black Knights with 36 total points.
Navy swept the preseason individual honors with 2019 Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year Zach Biggers and 2019 Patriot League Preseason Pitcher of the Year Noah Song.
Noah Song and Zach Biggers sweep @PatriotLeague Preseason individual awards. https://t.co/tqYCnR6Ejy pic.twitter.com/36I4eXwQqD— Navy Baseball (@NavyBaseball) January 30, 2019
Navy Squash is Currently Ranked 11th in the Country
Navy beat writer Bill Wagner gave the men’s squash team some much deserved attention. While the sport may not make the front page of many “sports” sections, the Midshipmen are currently 11-3 and have been hovering around tenth in the country most of the season.
Wagner credits head coach Tyler Osborne, a three-time All American while at Princeton, with much of the success. The Midshipmen take on 13th-ranked Drexel on Saturday.
Navy squash has not missed a beat despite coaching change via @BWagner_CapGaz of the @capgaznewshttps://t.co/CqJIJQl7hF— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) January 30, 2019