Army Football Earns ECAC’s Prestigious Lambert Trophy
For the first time in 60 years, the Army West Point football team was awarded the highly coveted Lambert Trophy, given annually by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
The award will be presented to them at the 83rd Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at The Ridge in Danbury, Conn., on Feb. 21.
A year after being named ECAC Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Team of the Year, the Black Knights will be presented the 2018 Lambert Trophy for the first time since 1958. The Cadets had a historic season that saw a lot of firsts. They won 11 games for the first time in program history, making this the first time they have ever had back-to-back 10-plus win seasons. Army won its third consecutive game against arch rival Navy, the longest such streak against the Midshipmen since the mid 1990s. They also won the Commander In Chief's Trophy in back-to-back seasons for the first time. Head coach Jeff Monken was awarded the George Munger Award and Vince Lombardi Award for National College Coach of the Year. This year the Black Knights were ranked first nationally in third down conversion percentage and fourth down conversion percentage. They finished the year on a high note by defeating Houston, 70-14, tying an FBS record for points scored in a bowl game. Read More