For the first time in program history, the USMMA women's basketball team will play for a conference championship, as the #2-seed Mariners defeated visiting #6-seed Farmingdale State in the Skyline Tournament Semifinals, 64-35, on Thursday evening inside the Liebertz Gymnasium. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 21-3 overall, while the Rams end the season with a 10-17 record.
The #2-seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s basketball team is primed for its Skyline Championship Semifinal matchup against #6-seed Farmingdale State tomorrow evening, Thursday, Feb. 21. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Liebertz Gymnasium.
For the sixth time this season, USMMA freshman Lauren Hunter (Tinley Park, Ill.) was selected as the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week for women’s basketball, the league announced on Monday. The recognition comes after her performances in the Mariners’ two road Skyline games last week – a win at Old Westbury on Thursday and a narrow loss at Mount St. Mary on Saturday.
On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced the weekly awards for men’s basketball and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy sophomore James Walsh (Huntington, N.Y.) was selected to the weekly honor roll. The accolade comes after his performances in the Mariners’ two road Skyline games last week – a loss at Old Westbury on Thursday and a win at Mount St. Mary on Saturday.
Late last week the Skyline Conference announced the Fall 2018 Academic Honor Roll recipients and among the 463 total student-athletes that were honored throughout the conference were 34 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s four Skyline fall teams.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s track & field team competed in the Princeton Invitational on Saturday at the Tigers’ Jadwin Gymnasium. There were no team scores kept at the event, but the Mariners had a couple of impressive finishes on the day.
On Saturday, the USMMA men’s track & field team took part in the Princeton Invitational in New Jersey at the Tigers’ Jadwin Gymnasium. Team scores were not kept at the event, however the Mariners saw a couple of noteworthy finishes throughout the day.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s basketball team held off Mount St. Mary College on Saturday to earn a 58-55 road Skyline victory in the Mariners’ season-finale up at the Knights’ Kaplan Center Gym. With the win, USMMA ends the year with a 9-15 record (7-13 Skyline), while MSMC falls to 13-11 (10-9 Skyline) in defeat.
With the Skyline Conference Regular Season Title on the line, the USMMA women’s basketball team lost a tough one at the very end up at Mount St. Mary College, 57-56, on Saturday afternoon at the Knights’ Kaplan Center Gymnasium. The defeat ended the Mariners’ regular season with a 20-3 record, including a 16-2 mark in Skyline play, which is good for the second-seed in the upcoming Skyline Tournament, while the Knights improved to 21-4 and a perfect 18-0 record in Skyline action, clinching the #1 overall seed in next week’s tourney.
The Skyline Conference released the Preseason Coaches Polls for the upcoming Spring 2019 seasons on Friday. The USMMA men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were both picked to repeat as conference champions, while the men’s tennis team was selected to finish second and the baseball team was chosen third.
For the first time in program history, the USMMA women’s basketball team has reached the 20-win plateau, as a 63-58 road Skyline victory at Old Westbury on Thursday night improved the Mariners’ record to 20-2 (16-1 Skyline). The Panthers fall to 19-5 (12-5) with the loss.
On Thursday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s basketball team lost its road Skyline Conference game at Old Westbury, 77-74, at the Panthers’ Clark Athletic Center. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 8-15 (6-13 Skyline), while OW improves to 14-10 (12-7 Skyline) with the win.
The Centennial Conference announced the postseason award winners for the 2018-19 campaign on Thursday and four members of the USMMA wrestling team were recognized – junior Joshua Glantzman (Allenwood, N.J.) earned First Team All-Centennial, senior Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas) and junior Kurtis Hahn (Winfield, Mo.) were named All-Centennial Honorable Mentions and senior Kimo Dial (Poway, Calif.) was selected to the Centennial All-Sportsmanship Team.
For the second time this week, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s and women’s basketball Skyline Conference doubleheader at Old Westbury has been rescheduled. The teams were supposed to square off tonight after the inclement weather postponed yesterday’s original date, but they have instead landed on a date for Valentine’s Day, tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Panthers’ Clark Athletic Center on the campus of the SUNY College at Old Westbury.
The USMMA men’s basketball team lost its 2018-19 home-finale, 75-72, on Sunday afternoon to visiting Skyline foe Yeshiva University. The Mariners’ record drops to 8-14 (6-12 Skyline) in defeat, while the Maccabees improve to 17-4 (15-2 Skyline) with the victory.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's basketball team sailed past Skyline Conference opponent Yeshiva University, 70-43, Sunday afternoon in their final home game of the regular season at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The Mariners move to 19-2 (15-1 Skyline) with the victory, adding to the program-record for wins in a season which they broke on Wednesday. Yeshiva falls to 6-16 (3-13 Skyline) with the loss.
The USMMA women’s track & field team had a successful day at Yale’s 13th Annual Giegengack Invitational on Saturday at the Bulldogs’ Historic Coxe Cage. Three new Academy Records were set and one ECAC Qualifying Mark was achieved.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team hosted the 2019 Centennial Conference Championships on Saturday inside the Liebertz Gymnasium. Highlighting the day for the Mariners was junior Joshua Glantzman (Allenwood, N.J.) winning his second-straight Centennial title, as he took home the gold medal at 184.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team competed in the 13th Annual Giegengack Invitational, hosted by Yale in the Historic Coxe Cage. There were no team scores at the event, and the Mariners’ day was highlighted by a pair of second-place finishes.
Last night, the USMMA men’s and women’s divers competed at the NYU Invitational in Manhattan. There were no team scores kept at the event, but the Mariners’ biggest story of the night was sophomore Calvin Kim (Bellevue, Wash.) hitting his second NCAA mark of the season on the one-meter board.
The USMMA men’s basketball team escaped the College of Mount St. Vincent with a 53-52 victory over the Dolphins at the Peter Jay Sharp Center on Wednesday night. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 8-13 (6-11 Skyline), while CMSV falls to 6-16 (5-12 Skyline).
The USMMA women’s basketball team defeated Skyline Conference opponent Mount St. Vincent, 68-51, on Wednesday night up at the Dolphins’ Peter Jay Sharp Center. With the victory, the Mariners broke the program’s single-season wins record, as they notched their 18th win of the season, improving to 18-2 (14-1 Skyline), while CMSV drops to 6-14 (5-10 Skyline).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team suffered a 25-6 road loss to arch-rival #18 Coast Guard on Wednesday night up in Connecticut. In defeat, the Mariners end their dual meet schedule with a 6-7 record, while the Bears improve to 5-3.
The NCAA released this season’s first regional rankings for Division III women’s basketball on Wednesday and the DIII WBB Regional Advisory Committee ranked the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy eighth in the Atlantic Region. This is the first time that the Mariners have been regionally ranked in the 19-season history of the program.
For the fifth time this season, USMMA freshman Lauren Hunter (Tinley Park, Ill.) was selected by the Skyline Conference as the league’s women’s basketball Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday evening. Joining Hunter in weekly praise was junior Kaleigh D’Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.), who was selected to the weekly honor roll.
The USMMA women’s basketball team suffered a gut-wrenching loss to arch-rival Coast Guard on a buzzer-beater, 58-56, on Monday night at the Bears’ Roland Hall Gym. The defeat halted the Mariners’ six-game winning streak, as they fall to 17-2 on the season, while Coast Guard improves to 6-15 on the year.
On Saturday, the USMMA women’s track & field team competed in the 20th Annual DeSchriver Invitational, hosted by East Stroudsburg University. Freshman Breanna Frank (Sidney, Mont.) highlighted the Mariners’ performances when she set a new Academy Record in the pole vault.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team participated in East Stroudsburg University’s 20th Annual DeSchriver Invitational on Saturday. The Mariners had a total of eight top-10 finishes, including three in the top-five.
The USMMA men’s swimming & diving team defeated nationally-ranked #13 Rowan University, 192-108, on Saturday afternoon in the O’Hara Hall Pool. It was the first time the Mariners defeated a ranked opponent since they beat the Profs two seasons ago at home. With the win, Merchant Marine completes the regular season with a 7-2 record in dual meets, while the Rowan drops to 6-4.
The USMMA wrestling team split a Centennial Conference tri-match down at Johns Hopkins University on Saturday. The Mariners lost their opener to Washington & Lee, 25-16, but rebounded to defeat the host Blue Jays, 29-15. With the split, Merchant Marine’s record moves to 6-6 (4-2 Centennial).