Saturday marks the 100th meeting of Army-Navy lacrosse, and both teams are breaking out new uniforms for the affair.
While Navy took inspiration from their Army-Navy football uniforms, the Black Knights took a completely fresh approach.
Starting with the helmet, the Black Knights will rock a brand new black Warrior burn buckets with a gold chrome facemask. As for decals, Army will sport the block A logo on both sides in a deeper shade of gold than they normally wear. Accenting the front is a star in the same shade. The back will feature a “FAMILY” decal, the player number, and the Army/Navy 100 game logo.
The Black Knights gloves and elbow pads are black but also feature the same deeper shade of gold as an accent color. The gloves will also have the words “toughness” and “tradition” on the right and left glove, respectively.
The jersey Army will be rocking looks like the home version of their new white uniforms, which they released at the beginning of the season.
“ARMY” reads across the chest in gold with a white outline, and the numbers directly underneath in the same style. Connecting the upper chest and the bottom of the front of the sleeve is a thick gold stripe with white piping directly above it. A thin gold stripe reaches halfway down each side of the torso. As a final detail, the Army/Navy 100th logo adorns the left side of the chest.
The shorts look to be the same as the ones worn with the white uniform, black with “West Point” down the sides.
And if I were to have my guess, this uniform will replace the current black uniform so the home and away match better.
Overall, a very solid uniform. The gold vertical stripes contrast well against the black and the gold serves as a nice accent color, and the white isn’t overpowering. I don’t love the stripe on the side of the torso, but it’s not a huge deal. I do really like the new helmet though, especially with that facemask.
The Black Knights will take on the Midshipmen in Annapolis this Saturday at 3:30.