May 2, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army women's basketball head coach Dave Magarity and men's soccer junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt were honored with the 2014 Mike Krzyzewski Teaching Character Through Sport Award on Friday afternoon.
This marks the eighth time that the U.S. Military Academy has presented the award but just the sixth time corps squad athletes and coaches were eligible to win. The first two awards honored cadets who compete in company athletics and competitive club sports. All three categories received recognition on Friday.
The awards recognize West Point athletes and coaches for their outstanding commitment to the development of noble character through athletic participation and leadership. The cadet recipient exemplifies the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage both on-and-off the "fields of friendly strife."
The coach recipient is an exceptional leader who exemplifies the Army Values of integrity, respect, selfless service, duty, honor, loyalty, and personal courage. This individual does much more than win games - he or she earns the respect and trust of athletes and makes a profound impact on their lives both as athletes and officers.
Dubbed the "Coach K" awards, Magarity and Boldt were recognized for not only their playing and coaching accolades but for their commitment to excellence and respect for their teammates, opponents and sport.
Friday's honors added to a long list of accolades for Boldt. The junior goalkeeper posted an Army-record 12 shutouts last season, helping the Black Knights to a 12-3-3 record and their first trip to the Patriot League Tournament since 1996. Boldt was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America squad, while also drawing Capital One Academic All-America honors following the 2013 season. Boldt was recognized as the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year and landed on the all-conference first team.
In his eighth year as head coach, Magarity guided the Army women's basketball squad to its second NCAA Tournament berth, after the Black Knights claimed the Patriot League title. Under Magarity's watch, Army compiled a 25-8 overall record in 2013-14 to set the program's all-time Division I wins mark. The Black Knights strung together a pair of seven-game winning streaks, including three consecutive Patriot League Tournament victories over Boston University (3/6), American (3/10) and Holy Cross (3/15). Magarity notched his 133rd victory at West Point to become the program's all-time wins leader after Army's 70-57 victory over Holy Cross on Jan. 15. Magarity tacked on 13 more wins during the rest of the campaign to increase his total to 146 victories at Army.
Mike Krzyzewski Teaching Character Through Sport Award Winners
Intercollegiate: Coach Dave Magarity (women's basketball) and Winston Boldt (men's soccer) Competitive Club: Lt. Col. Hector Morales (judo) and Jeramias Ortiz (boxing)
Company Athletics: Maj. Mark Davis (marathon) and Michael Richardson (ultimate frisbee)
Intercollegiate: Coach Zach Spiker (men's basketball) and Ella Ellis (men's basketball)
Competitive Club: Capt. David Lai (crew) and Ann Lee (women's rugby)
Company Athletics: Maj. Laura McKenna (floor hockey) and Robert Downey (team handball)
Intercollegiate: Coach Paul Peck (women's tennis) and Andrew Rodriguez (football)
Competitive Club: Robert Grieser (fencing) and Ryan Johnson (boxing)
Company Athletics: Artie Coughlin (football) and Anastasia Cale (soccer)
Intercollegiate: Coach Rich Ellerson (football) and Nathan Hedgecock (men's basketball)
Competitive Club: Lt. Col. (R) Duston Saunders (pistol) and Terrell Anthony (men's boxing)
Company Athletics: Maj.Adam Hodges (team handball) and Bend Ordiway (floor hockey)
Intercollegiate: Coach Troy Engle (track & field, cross country) and Matt Kyler (wrestling)
Competitive Club: Coach Emilio Claudio (judo) and Jack Gibson (team handball)
Company Athletics: Coach John Shireman (combative grappling) and Judson Noel (athletic grappling)
Intercollegiate: Coach Alma Kovaci (volleyball) and Zach McKelvie (hockey)
Competitive Club: Coach Ray Barone (boxing) and Courtney Miller (crew)
Company Athletics: Maj. Brad Fenske (cycling ) and Charles Harris (football)
John Harmeling, team handball; Coach John McVan (company athletics basketball)
Cory Kastl (boxing) and Joe Imbriaco (triathlon); Coach Marie Johnson (women's lacrosse)