Last week, we finished announcing our nominees for our first ever end of year awards here at Against All Enemies, and then we ran both a Twitter poll and a poll on our site for each category.
Just to remind you of how our votes were counted, we had a total of 12 votes for each award. We have eight regular contributors on AAE and they all got one vote. Then we gave you the readers a total of four votes per category, two each from Twitter and the AAE site for a total of 12 votes. That meant that the fan vote counted for 1⁄3 of the final vote here!
It has been a great 2018-2019 season for so many players, coaches, and teams at our service academies, and we are excited to announce our winners for upset, game, championship, coach, female athlete, male athlete, and team of the year!
Upset of the Year: Air Force Men’s Soccer over #9 Denver in NCAA Tourney
Game of the Year: Army Football Beat Houston 70-14 in Armed Forces Bowl
So, we actually had co-champions in best championship performance in what was one of our tightest races in the voting!
Best Championship Performance: Air Force Rifle wins Air Rifle National Championship and Navy Volleyball wins Patriot League Championship
Coach of the Year: Army Football’s Jeff Monken
Female Athlete of the Year: Jaci Smith, AF Cross Country/Track and Field
Male Athlete of the Year: Noah Song, Navy Baseball
Team of the Year: Army Football
So, there you have it. Congrats to all of the award winners and thanks to everyone for voting on both Twitter and the AAE site. The 2019-2020 season is just around the corner and we can’t wait for another great year covering service academy athletics and getting more moments like these!