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    February 24, 2017
    Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Headed To NCAA National Championships! Three members of the USMMA wrestling team have punched their ticket to the 2017 NCAA DIII National Championships with third place finishes at the East Regionals this weekend – sophomore Erik Beshada (South River, N.J.) at 157, senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) at 184 and sophomore Victor Raigoza (Orland, Calif.) at 285.
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    February 24, 2017
    Fentress & Fisher End Season At Diving Regional Championships USMMA divers senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) and junior Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wis.) competed at the NCAA Division III Region 3 Championships this past weekend at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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    February 23, 2017
    Wrestling Regional Preview: Mariners Vying For National Berths In Virginia This Weekend The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team is travelling down to Rocky Mount, Va., this weekend to take part in the NCAA Division III Wrestling East Regional Championships, hosted by Ferrum College at Franklin County High School. The event will take place over two days, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.
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    February 23, 2017
    Diving Regional Preview: Fentress & Fisher Compete At MIT This Weekend This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, two USMMA divers will be taking part in the NCAA Division III Diving Regional Championship Meet, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology up in Cambridge, Mass. At the event, senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) and junior Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wis.) will both look to earn berths to the DIII National Championships in Texas in mid-march.
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    February 22, 2017
    White And Fentress Selected To Landmark Women’s Swim & Dive All-Decade Team USMMA alumnae Jacqueline White ’15 and current senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) were selected to the Landmark Conference All-Decade Team, the league announced last week. The duo are two of 20 women that were chosen to represent the best the conference had to offer in the sport throughout the league’s first 10 seasons.
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    February 22, 2017
    Nine Former Mariners Named To Landmark Men’s Swim & Dive All-Decade Team Late last week, the Landmark Conference announced that a league-high nine former U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s swimmers and divers were named to the conference’s All-Decade Team after a vote by all of the Landmark Coaches earlier this month – Alvaro Brice ’16, Andrew Denning ’11, Nick Halbach ’11, Stone Hewitt, Erik Johnsen, Kevin Lindgren ’15, Sean Minor ’13, Gerrit Porter ’16 and Chris Scott ’13.
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    February 22, 2017
    Tomas Sanchez ’16 Earns A Spot On Landmark Indoor Track & Field All-Decade Team The Landmark Conference announced its All-Decade Team for indoor track & field last week and former USMMA standout Tomas Sanchez ’16 was selected by the Landmark coaches to one of the 20 spots on the team.
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    February 22, 2017
    Fentress, Gathy & Monahan Garner ECAC Weekly Honors On Tuesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) was named the Division III Metro Women’s Swim & Dive Diver of the Week and freshmen Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.) and Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors.
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    February 21, 2017
    Basketball Season Concludes With 64-47 Loss At Sage In Skyline First Round The 2016-17 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s basketball season came to an end on Tuesday night, as the #6-seeded Mariners fell to #3 seed Sage, 64-47, in the first round of the Skyline Conference Championship up at the Gators’ Kahl Gymnasium.
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    February 21, 2017
    Reed Buck '15 Selected To Landmark Conference Men’s Basketball All-Decade Team Early last week, the Landmark Conference announced the league's Men’s Basketball All-Decade Team and former USMMA standout Reed Buck ’15 earned a spot due to his three great seasons at Kings Point. Buck was selected by the Landmark coaches as one of just 10 All-Decade Team members.
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    February 21, 2017
    Swimming & Diving Teams Learn Valuable Lessons At The Safe Center of Long Island; Mariners Coming Together For Cultural Enhancement The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s and women’s swimming & diving coaches Sean Tedesco and Johan Lopez took over 20 members of the two teams to the Safe Center of Long Island in Bethpage, N.Y., back on Friday, Feb. 10, during their competition-free weekend. The Midshipmen-athletes that attended the community service event came away learning valuable social lessons pertaining to family violence and sexual assault affecting the surrounding Long Island community.
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    February 21, 2017
    Skyline WBB Preview: #6 Mariners Travel To #3 Sage Tuesday Night For First Round Matchup The #6 seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s basketball team will travel up to Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday night to take on #3 Sage in the first round of the Skyline Conference Championships. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Gators’ Kahl Gymnasium.
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    February 17, 2017
    Four NCAA Cuts Achieved As Mariners Place Third At Metropolitan Championships Over this past weekend, the USMMA men’s swimming & diving team competed in the annual Metropolitan Championships, hosted by Rutgers University. The Mariners had a phenomenal showing at the event, tying their highest finish in head coach Sean Tedesco’s 16-year tenure by placing third in the field of 15 teams. The squad finished ahead of Division I St. Francis College and Division II schools Bridgeport and Queens College.
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    February 17, 2017
    Two NCAA Standards Met, Four Academy Records Broken In Mariners’ Fifth-Place Showing At Met Championships The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming & diving team competed in the annual Metropolitan Championship Meet this past weekend at Rutgers University. The Mariners had their best finish in head coach Sean Tedesco’s career at Kings Point, as they came in fifth place out of the field of 16 teams.
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    February 20, 2017
    D’Arcy Earns League-Best Fifth Skyline Rookie Of The Week Honor Of The Season On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA freshman Kaleigh D’Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.) was named the league’s Rookie of the Week after her performances in the Mariners’ two games last week. This marks D’Arcy’s Skyline-best fifth Rookie of the Week distinction of the season.
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    February 20, 2017
    Jones And Sobocinski Land On Final Skyline Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that USMMA senior Hunter Jones (Goodyear, Ariz.) and freshman Eric Sobocinski (Southampton, N.J.) were both named to the final men’s basketball weekly honor roll of the season. The accolades come after the duo’s performances in the Mariners’ final two games of the 2016-17 season last week.
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    February 18, 2017
    Mariners Clinch Postseason Berth With 75-25 Triumph Over St. Joseph’s-L.I. On Senior Day The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s basketball team will play in a conference tournament for the first time since the 2007-08 season, as the Mariners defeated visiting St. Joseph’s of Long Island, 75-25, on Saturday in the regular season finale at the Liebertz Gymnasium.
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    February 18, 2017
    Vandermeer Breaks Academy’s 400 Meter Record, 4x200 Mark Falls & 4x400 Team Places First To Highlight Keogh Invite Freshman Alexa Vandermeer (Grove Heights, Minn.) broke the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 400 meter run record on Saturday at Haverford’s Keogh Invitational, as she placed sixth in the event with a time of 1:03.39. This is the third straight week that the Mariners have seen an Academy record fall and Vandermeer was also a part of the last two – the 4x400 relay two weeks ago and the 4x200 relay last week.
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    February 18, 2017
    Rodriguez's Four Top-10 Finishes Leads Mariners At Haverford's Keogh Invite On Saturday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team competed in Haverford College’s Keogh Invitational on Saturday and the Mariners had nine top-10 finishes at the event.
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    February 18, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Edged By Purchase, 67-66, In Season-Finale On Saturday, the USMMA men’s basketball team concluded its 2016-17 season with a road loss at Skyline Conference opponent Purchase, 67-66. The Mariners end the year with an 8-17 record (4-12 Skyline), while the Panthers improve to 16-9 (10-6 Skyline) and will play in the Skyline Tournament next week.
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    February 14, 2017
    Seniors Shine As Men’s Basketball Outlasts Mount St. Mary In Overtime, 91-81 Led by seniors Hunter Jones (Goodyear, Ariz.) and Matt Miller (Augusta, Ga.) in their final game at the Liebertz Gymnasium, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s basketball team came from behind to defeat Skyline Conference opponent Mount St. Mary, 91-81, in overtime on Tuesday night. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 8-16 (4-11 Skyline), while the Knights fall to 11-12 (6-9 Skyline) in defeat.
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    February 14, 2017
    Women’s Basketball Loses Skyline Tilt At Mount St. Mary, 55-48 Despite a strong fourth quarter, the USMMA women’s basketball team lost its Skyline Conference road contest at Mount St. Mary on Tuesday night, 55-48, up at the Knights’ Kaplan Center. The defeat drops the Mariners to 11-12 overall (7-10 Skyline), while the first place Knights improves to 18-5 (14-3 Skyline).
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    February 12, 2017
    Mariners Fall To Coast Guard, 51-45, Sunday On The Road The USMMA women’s basketball team lost its final non-conference game of the season at arch-rival Coast Guard, 51-45, on Sunday at the Bears’ Roland Hall. The Mariners’ record falls to an even 11-11, while the Bears improve to 9-14.
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    February 11, 2017
    Rooney Earns Centennial Championship At 184; Four Other Mariners Place In Top Three Senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) earned the 2017 Centennial Conference Championship at the 184-pound weight class on Saturday at the Centennial Championships, hosted by Stevens Institute. This is Rooney’s second conference title of his career, as he also claimed the crown back in his sophomore campaign in 2015.
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    February 11, 2017
    Another Week, Another Academy Record For Women’s Track & Field For the second straight week, the same exact USMMA relay squad that set an Academy record last week set a new one in a different event this week at the St. Joseph’s Winter Invitational.
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    February 11, 2017
    Collins & Neumann Lead Mariners At St. Joseph’s Winter Invite On Saturday On Saturday, the USMMA men’s track & field team competed at the St. Joseph’s Winter Invitational, hosted by St. Joseph’s of Long Island at St. Anthony’s High School. As a team, the Mariner men finished in 12th place at the event with 10 points.
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    February 11, 2017
    Women’s Hoops Set Back By Sage At Home, 52-43 On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s basketball game was defeated by visiting Sage, 52-43, in Skyline Conference action at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The loss drops the Mariners’ record to 11-10 (7-9 Skyline), while the Gators improve to 15-8 (10-5 Skyline).
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    February 11, 2017
    Mariners Suffers 78-55 Home Loss To Sage On Senior Day The USMMA men’s basketball team lost its home Skyline Conference contest to Sage on Senior Day Saturday, 78-55, at the Liebertz Gymnasium. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 7-16 (3-11 Skyline) on the season, while the Gators improve to 14-9 (10-4 Skyline) with the victory.
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    February 08, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Loses Road Skyline Matchup At Sarah Lawrence, 72-60 Despite four players scoring in double-figures, the USMMA men’s basketball team was defeated by Sarah Lawrence College, 72-60, on the road Wednesday night in Skyline Conference action. The Mariners’ record drops to 7-15 overall (3-10 Skyline) on the season, while the Gryphons improve to 8-14 (4-9 Skyline) with the victory.
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    February 08, 2017
    Wrestling Suffers Setback At #16 Coast Guard, 31-10 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost on the road to arch-rival and nationally-ranked #16 Coast Guard, 31-10, on Wednesday night in non-conference action. In defeat, the Mariners end their dual-meet schedule with a 5-10 record, while the Bears improve to 5-3.
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    February 08, 2017
    Mariners Fall Short Of Mount St. Vincent At Home, 58-54 The USMMA women’s basketball team lost a tough one on Tuesday night to visiting Mount St. Vincent, 58-54, in Skyline Conference action at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 11-9 (7-8 Skyline) on the season, while the Dolphins improve to 14-7 (10-4 Skyline).
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    February 08, 2017
    Kahl & Moore Garner ECAC Division III Metro Weekly Honors On Tuesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its weekly award recipients for men’s swimming & diving and two USMMA swimmers were honored – sophomore Christopher Kahl (Solomons, Md.) earned DIII Metro Swimmer of the Week and freshman Michael Moore (Los Alamos, N.M.) claimed Rookie of the Week honors.
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    February 06, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Holds Off Rutgers-Camden, 58-56, For Second-Straight Victory The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s basketball team picked up its second-straight victory on Monday night, triumphing over non-conference Rutgers-Camden, 58-56, on the road. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 7-14 on the season, while the Scarlet Raptors fall to 5-17.
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    February 05, 2017
    Women’s Basketball Defeats Yeshiva, 58-43, At Home On Sunday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s basketball team downed visiting Yeshiva University, 58-43, on Sunday at the Liebertz Gymnasium in Skyline Conference action. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 11-8 (7-7 Skyline), while the Maccabees fall to 2-16 (0-13 Skyline) in defeat.
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    February 04, 2017
    Mariner Men Defeat #10 Rowan, 152-148, On Senior Day The USMMA men’s swimming & diving team finished the 2016-17 dual meet season off in thrilling fashion with a narrow home victory over the #10 team in the country, Rowan University, 152-148, at the O’Hara Hall Pool. The Mariners finish the regular season with a 7-3 record, while Rowan falls to 7-2.
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    February 04, 2017
    Mariners Triumph Over SUNY Maritime In Thriller, 84-81 The USMMA men’s basketball team defeated visiting Skyline Conference divisional opponent SUNY Maritime on Saturday afternoon, 84-81, at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 6-14 (3-9 Skyline), while the Privateers fall to 8-12 (3-8 Skyline).
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    February 04, 2017
    Women’s Swim & Dive Falls To Rowan, 193-105, On Senior Day The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming & diving team lost its dual meet finale on Saturday afternoon to visiting Rowan University, 193-105, at the O’Hara Hall Pool. In defeat, the Mariners close out the regular season with a 9-2 record, while the Profs improve to 6-3.
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    February 04, 2017
    Women’s 4x400 Sets New Academy Record To Lead Mariners At Wesleyan Invite The USMMA men’s & women’s track & field teams competed in the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday up in Connecticut. Both teams lost their head-to-head matchups to arch-rival Coast Guard, but they had some solid individual finishes on the day.
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    February 04, 2017
    Men’s Track & Field Results Available From Saturday’s Wesleyan Invitational The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field teams competed in the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday up in Connecticut. The Mariners had three top-five finishes at the event.
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    February 02, 2017
    Mariners Down Visiting St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn, 57-40, In Key Skyline Matchup The USMMA women’s basketball team snapped a six-game losing skid on Saturday afternoon with a 68-46 victory over Skyline Conference opponent Purchase on the road. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 9-7 (5-6 Skyline) on the season, while the Panthers fall to 2-15 (1-11 Skyline) in defeat.
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