For those that don't make a point of checking out GoArmySports, I thought I might note that three members of our affiliation class were recognized for their performances on the fields of friendly strife this week:
Winston Boldt was named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for two weeks straight. The soccer team is off to a great start this year, with wins over VMI, Manhattan and arch rival Air Force, which should be welcome news for the our distinguished soccer alumni. That makes three straight shutouts including the 1-0 win over Air Force. It's an interesting coincidence that Winston is getting all this recognition at the same time as our classmate Jose Gonzales is being recognized for his outstanding performance on those same fields of friendly strife 50 years ago. Hopefully, Jose will have an opportunity to meet Winston while he's at WP to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.
Angel Santiago received the College Football Performance Award Quarterback Performer of the Week Honorable Mention for his outstanding game against Morgan State. A lot of fans who were mourning the loss of Trent Steelman are mourning him a little less after Friday's performance. One of the goals of the team this year was to improve our passing efficiency, and Santiago's rating for the game was 197 with 116 yards passing to go along with his 120 yards rushing.
Geoffery Bacon was named FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week. The number of Independents in the FBS grew to seven schools this year and includes Notre Dame, BYU, Navy, NM State, Old Dominion, and Idaho as well as Army; so there's more competition for spots on the All Independent recognitions. Bacon made the switch from MLB to Safety this season and is even better than the past two years when he was named to the All Independent teams. Watch for him to garner a lot of recognition going forward.
I'm attaching a copy of a summary I prepared on the Class of 2015 in Football this year, appropriately titled, Cow Watch.