Ended Third in the national collegiate finals held at the Academy, beating Penn State in the consolation.
Our team motto, which we sounded off prior to each game, was "no vending!". (as told by Jim Russell) - Spring 1989 regular season I went down to the Academy to referee AFA A vs somebody local. Before the first half, as usual the cadets lined up in their huddle just behind the center of the halfway line, and then ran around in a circle; but instead of the usual “Go Zoomies” I heard them yell something like, “oh ending”. I thought it odd but had a game to do so I ignored it. But then they did it again just before the second half, at which they were to kick off. So when the kicker came up to the halfway line, I asked him what this “Oh ending” chant was. To which he replied, “No, it’s ‘No Vending’. You see, Sir, we are hosting Nationals this year, and if we win all our regular and initial playoff games, we on the A side don’t have to run the concessions and sell the food during Nationals. The B side will have to do it. We don’t want to have to do the selling, so we call out, ‘No vending’ to remind ourselves why we want to win.” True story.