The United States Merchant Marine Academy held its 2018 Awards Convocation on Friday morning at the Ackerman Auditorium as part of Kings Point Weekend festivities, which culminates with commencement exercises on Saturday. Four major athletic award winners were announced during the ceremony – the Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the two Coaches of the Year – along with a number of other athletic awards and honors.
Earlier this month, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s basketball team visited St. Mary's Hospital for Children in nearby Bayside, Queens. Rising-seniors David Washington (Frisco, Texas) and Kiani Espiritu (Bakersfield, Calif.) as well as rising-sophomore Seth Barnes (Chillicothe, Ohio), along with first-year head coach Rob Pryor, stopped by the hospital to do their part in brightening the young patients’ days.
The Skyline Conference recently announced that a total of 92 student-athletes have been selected to the Skyline All-Sportsmanship Teams for the 2017-18 Winter and 2018 Spring seasons. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had 10 student-athletes – one from each team that participates in the Skyline Conference – honored on the list.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District selections for the sports of cross country and track & field and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior Austin MacElrevey (Lewes, Del.) was selected to the CoSIDA District 3 (New York) First Team.
The 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse season came to an end Memorial Day Weekend and, with the final statistical rankings report issued by the NCAA after conclusion of the year, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.) finished as the 2018 DIII Statistical Champion with 6.41 points per game, leading all players in the country in the category.
A couple days after presenting his team with their 2017 Skyline Conference Championship Rings, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball head coach Tim Gaiser announced on Friday the Mariners’ team captains for the 2018 season. Rising seniors Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) and Megan Toler (Prunedale, Calif.) and rising junior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) were selected to lead Merchant Marine in the upcoming campaign beginning this fall.
Senior attackman Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.) of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's lacrosse team has been named to the 2018 Nike/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) NCAA Division III All-America Team as an Honorable Mention selection, as announced Friday by the USILA.
On Wednesday, D3baseball.com unveiled its All-America Teams for the 2018 NCAA Division III baseball season and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior starting pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) was selected as a Third Team All-American.
On the second and final day of the ECAC Outdoor Championship Meet, USMMA senior Austin MacElrevey (Lewis, Del.) concluded his extraordinary career as the Individual Champion in the 1500 meter run. MacElrevey helped lead the Mariners to a 14th place team finish out of the 24 teams that scored at the event. Merchant Marine ended up with 26 points. Wesley College won the ECAC Championship with a score of 93 points, while Penn State-Behrend (81 points) and Penn State-Harrisburg (73 points) rounded out the top three.
Senior Alex Miller (Stevensville, Mich.) represented the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s track & field team at the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Outdoor Championship Meet on Thursday. She competed in one event, the discus throw.
On Thursday, two organizations announced their Division III women’s lacrosse postseason awards – the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) revealed its All-ECAC Teams and the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) unveiled the All-Region Teams. Three different Mariners were recognized, as junior Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) earned First Team All-ECAC honors, while classmate Jessica Reilly (Sayville, N.Y.) and senior Rebecca Bessler (Kent, Wash.) were selected to the Second Team All-ECAC. Additionally, Reilly earned a spot on the IWLCA Boardwalk Region Second Team.
Four members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team competed on the first day of the 2018 ECAC Outdoor Championships on Wednesday down at Johns Hopkins University. Through one day, the Mariners sit in seventh place out of the 20 teams that have scored thus far at the event with 16 points. Hosts Johns Hopkins leads the field with 35 points.
On Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced the postseason honors and All-ECAC Teams for Division III Men’s Lacrosse and USMMA had two student-athletes represented on the All-ECAC First Team – senior attackman Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.) and freshman face-off specialist Kyle Buser (Babylon, N.Y.).
This past Saturday, May 12, USMMA Football participated in the annual Jack's Run for Autism Awareness 5K race. This was the second consecutive year that Kings Point Football took part in the event in Port Washington, N.Y.
The USMMA women’s lacrosse team had its most successful campaign in program history come to an end with a tough 20-9 loss to Meredith College in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium on the campus of Salisbury University. In defeat, the Mariners end the season with a 14-3 record, while the Avenging Angles improve to 16-4 and advance to the NCAA Second Round to take on hosts #2 Salisbury.
The 2018 USMMA men’s lacrosse season came to an end on Wednesday after a 25-8 loss to #6 Tufts University in the second round of the NCAA Championships at the Jumbos’ Bello Field. The Mariners end the year with a 14-3 record, while Tufts improves to 17-1 and advance to the third round, where they will take on #15 Ithaca this weekend.
On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced the postseason awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2018 men’s lacrosse season and seven Mariners were honored, including senior Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.), who was selected by the conference head coaches as the Offensive Player of the Year. Treon, along with five other Mariners landed on the First Team All-Skyline, while one other landed on the Second Team.
The Skyline Conference on Monday announced the postseason awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2018 women’s lacrosse season and a total of six Mariners were honored, including two major award winners, and sixth-year head coach Kyle Simensky was selected as the Skyline Coach of the Year. Junior Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) earned Offensive Player of the Year honors, while classmate Jessica Reilly (Sayville, N.Y.) garnered Defensive Player of the Year accolades.
The Skyline Conference announced the postseason awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2018 baseball season on Monday and three Mariners were honored. Junior Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) was selected by the Skyline coaches as the Pitcher of the Year, while freshman Joe Raab (Edwardsburg, Mich.) earned Rookie of the Year honors. Both Spinnenweber and Raab, along with senior Michael Barnes (Alexandria, Va.), landed on the First Team All-Skyline.
Following a season in which the team tied the program wins mark, the United States Merchant Academy Men’s Lacrosse team is headed back to the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship as announced by the NCAA late on Sunday.
After picking up its first-ever conference championship on Saturday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy Women’s Lacrosse team is headed to the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship as announced by the NCAA late on Sunday evening.
The #4 seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team went into extra innings in search of its first ever conference title in the winner-take-all Skyline Championship Game against #2 seed St. Joseph’s-L.I. on Saturday afternoon at Farmingdale State College, but it was the Golden Eagles that escaped FSC with a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.
The top-seeded U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s lacrosse team claimed the 2018 Skyline Championship with a 21-15 home victory over #3 seed Mount St. Mary on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium. The win improved the Mariners’ record to 13-2, while the Knights end the season with a 12-7 mark.
The top-seeded U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's lacrosse team defeated #3 seed St. Joseph’s-L.I., 13-10, on Saturday afternoon in the Skyline Championship Game to capture the program’s first-ever conference title. The Mariners improve to 14-2 after the win, while the Golden Eagles end the season 8-9.
On Saturday afternoon, the #4 seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team eliminated top-seed Farmingdale State with a 9-2 victory on the second day of the Skyline double-elimination championship tournament, hosted by the Rams. Earlier in the day, FSC had lost to #2 St. Joseph’s-L.I., 7-1, so that set up the elimination game against the Mariners. With the victory, USMMA improves to 27-13, while the Rams end the year 24-14.
The #4 seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team lost its opening game of the double-elimination Skyline Championship Tournament, 4-1, to top-seeded host Farmingdale State on Friday afternoon, but earned a huge 9-8 comeback victory over #3 Mount St. Mary in the night cap to stay alive in the tourney. With the split, the Mariners’ record moves to 26-13, Farmingdale (24-12) moves on to play #2 seed St. Joseph’s-L.I. (23-14) on Saturday, and MSMC ends the season with a 22-12-1.
The top-seeded U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's lacrosse team cruised over visiting #4 seed Mount St. Mary, 16-1, on Wednesday evening at Brooks Stadium in the semifinals of the 2018 Skyline Conference Championships. The Mariners tenth-straight victory improved their record to 12-2, and advances the Mariners to the Skyline Championship Game this Saturday, May 5, while the Knights ended the season at 7-8.