You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Cadet proposes to West Point soccer captain after win over Navy

Cadet Scott Vrudny proposed to his girlfriend after her big win

Nov. 6, 2013 - 04:19PM   |  
  • Filed Under

Though the Army-Navy football rivalry dominates the headlines, the rivalry between the two service academies extends far beyond the gridiron. So when the Army women’s soccer team defeated Navy on Friday night, handing the Midshipmen their first conference loss of the year, it was a crowning achievement for the squad, most notably for captains like firstie Joey Molacek.

Though the home win is one of those victories the team will talk about at West Point reunions for the rest of their lives, it was only the second-most memorable thing that happened to Molacek that day. After the game, her boyfriend, Cadet Scott Vrudny, walked onto the field with a rose. With a country music love song playing over the speakers and his girlfriend’s teammates preemptively crying, Vrudny got down on one knee.

If you didn’t at least well up during that scene, then you probably don’t like puppies, sunshine or rainbows either.

Update: Scott Vrudny emailed to give us more information about his proposal.

The couple had been dating for two years, after Scott noticed Joey while passing her in a stairwell. When he decided to propose, he enlisted the help of her teammates and coaches. It didn’t hurt that it was senior night at West Point, meaning Joey’s family was in town for the game.

After the win over Navy — a team that hadn’t been scored upon in Patriot League competition — the coaches gathered the team in a circle and Vrudny walked out with his rose. The couple’s song, My Kind of Crazy by Brantley Gilbert, was playing on the PA.

When he got on one knee, Vrudny says he told his bride-to-be that he knew how important soccer was in her life. Now that the soccer chapter was closing, he asked if she wanted to start a new one with him.

“Having that clock count down to the time I had been planning on for months was so nerve wrecking,” he wrote. “I knew she would say yes, but I wanted everything to work out perfectly and for her to feel like the most special girl in the world at that moment.”

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook