Army Football Relives Historic Season at Annual Banquet
The Army West Point football team remembered its magical 2018 season and honored its firsties Friday night at the Black Knights' annual banquet held in Eisenhower Hall. In total 36 firsties were honored throughout the event and 11 different awards were handed out. The coaching staff also acknowledged its letterwinners from this past season. Rich DeMarco served as master of ceremonies, while head coach Jeff Monken spoke about the 2018 season and the expectations for the upcoming year. Following the team highlight video, the firstie players, managers and student mentors were honored with varsity letters and framed jerseys. After Coach Monken gave comments on each receiving firstie, he and Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan handed out plaques acknowledging the 11 players who were named to the Phil Steele All-Independent Team. Then it was on to the awards presentations. Cole Christiansen, Bryce Holland and Darnell Woolfolk all shared the Creighton W. Abrams Memorial Award as team captains. Austin Schuffert accepted this award on behalf of his classmate, Holland, since the Chandler, Ariz., native wasn't able to be in attendance. Read more.