For the second-straight season, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team has been selected to play in a postseason bowl game! The Mariners were chosen to compete in the 2018 New England Bowl Series on the road at Endicott College this Saturday, Nov. 17.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team opened up the 2018-19 season on Saturday up at the Roger Williams Invitational in Rhode Island. Senior Blake Bunce () highlighted the event by winning the heavyweight bracket in completely dominating fashion with a total of three falls on the day.
The USMMA football team lost its rivalry matchup to Coast Guard, 26-12, on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium, in a game broadcasted by ESPN. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 7-2 (5-2 NEWMAC), while the Bears improve to 7-3 (5-2 NEWMAC) and win the Secretaries’ Cup for the first time since 2014.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s cross country team’s season concluded today at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Meet earlier this morning, hosted by Rowan University at Gloucester Co. DREAM Park. The Mariners came in 30th place out of an extremely competitive 44-team pack.
The USMMA men’s cross country team closed out the 2018 season at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Meet this afternoon, hosted by Rowan University at Gloucester Co. DREAM Park. The Mariners came in 33rd place out of an extremely competitive 45-team pack.
For the second straight year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team is honoring the past with a custom uniform/jersey combination for the Secretaries’ Cup game against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The uniforms, which were made possible by donations from the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation's Mariner Gridiron Club, are a tribute and throwback to the teams of the 1980s and 1990s.
Riding a four-game winning streak, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team (7-1, 5-1 NEWMAC) welcome in arch-rival Coast Guard (6-3, 4-2 NEWMAC) tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 10, for the 38th Annual Secretaries’ Cup game. Kickoff is slated for 12-noon at Brooks Stadium.
The NEWMAC Conference announced its Football All-Academic Team on Thursday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of five student-athletes earn spots on the team. In total, an impressive 93 football student-athletes in the NEWMAC were honored this year.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its all-region teams for NCAA Division III women’s volleyball on Thursday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman outside hitter Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was selected as the Northeast Region Freshman Of The Year, while also landing on the All-Region Team.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams for men’s soccer on Thursday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior Sam Ney (Vicenza, Italy) has been selected to the NCAA DIII District 3 (New York) Team as a defender.
The USMMA wrestling team will open up the 2018-19 season this weekend at the Roger Williams Invitational in Rhode Island. The Mariners have a total of 15 events scheduled for the regular season over the next four months, with hopes of sending wrestlers through to a 16th event - the NCAA National Championship meet in March.
USMMA freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII Metro Rookie of the Month for women’s volleyball, the league announced on Wednesday. The honor comes after Gilbertson helped lead the Mariners to a perfect 10-0 record in October, part of a program-best 15-match winning streak.
On Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its monthly honors for college football and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior kicker Gavin Gartner (Cedar Park, Texas) was selected as the league’s DIII South Special Teams Player of the Month. The accolade comes after Gartner’s performances in the Mariners’ three come-from-behind victories in October.
The NEWMAC Conference announced this past Monday that USMMA junior return specialist Joe Vitelli (Warrington, Pa.) was selected as the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week after his efforts in the Mariners’ 44-10 road victory at Catholic on Saturday, Nov. 3. This is the third time this season that Vitelli has earned a weekly honor from the conference, as he was also the Special Teams POW on Oct. 9 and the Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior goalkeeper Matthew Milner (Mount Airy, Md.) was selected by the Skyline Conference men’s soccer head coaches as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Monday with the release of the postseason awards. Milner also joins two other Mariners on the First Team All-Skyline – sophomore midfielder Zach Lysakowski (Reading, Pa.) and senior defender Sam Ney (Vicenza, Italy) – while senior midfielder Joe Springer (Bowie, Md.) landed on the Second Team.
The Skyline Conference announced the postseason honors for women’s volleyball on Monday afternoon and the league’s head coaches selected USMMA freshman outside hitter Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) as the Skyline Rookie of the Year. They also tabbed third-year head coach Tim Gaiser as the Coach of the Year, and selected three Mariners to the All-Skyline First Team – Gilbertson, junior setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) and senior outside hitter Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.).
For the sixth time in program history, and the first time since 1997, the USMMA football team has started the season with a program-best 7-1 record, as the Mariners defeated NEWMAC opponent Catholic, 44-10, on Saturday afternoon down in the nation’s capital. The victory is the Mariners’ fourth-straight and improves their NEWMAC record to 5-1, while the Cardinals suffered their ninth-straight defeat and drop to 0-9 overall (0-6 NEWMAC).
Freshman Robin King (Raymond, Ohio) came in first place at the ECAC Championship Meet on Saturday at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome. She was one of three Mariner freshmen to compete in the race. All three plebes placed in the top-15.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s cross country team came in third place at the ECAC Championship Meet on Saturday up at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome. The Mariners scored a total of 101 points, behind first place Vassar (36 points) and second place NYU (93 points).
The USMMA men’s soccer season came to an end on Saturday afternoon in the Finals of the 2018 Skyline Championships. The #3 seed Mariners lost to top-seeded Mount St. Mary, 2-0. In defeat, Merchant Marine ends the year with a 12-5-2 overall record, while the Knights, who have now won back-to-back Skyline titles, improve to 14-5-1 and will move on to play in the NCAA Tournament.
The last two teams to win Skyline Conference Championships will meet on the pitch on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3, up at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., with a chance to claim another league title and earn the Skyline’s automatic berth into the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
This past Tuesday, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s and women’s basketball team, along with their coaches, took part in a community service project. The Mariners got together and braved the chilly and windy weather to go to nearby Kings Point Park to help clean up the park and surrounding areas.
The top-seeded USMMA women’s volleyball team lost a hard-fought, five-set thriller to visiting #4 seed Mount St. Vincent in the Skyline semifinals on Thursday night in a packed Liebertz Gymnasium. With the loss, the Mariners’ end the season with an 18-6 record, while the Dolphins improve to 14-14 and move on to face #3 seed St. Joseph’s-L.I. on Saturday in the Skyline Finals.
ESPN has confirmed a noon start time for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy rivalry football game, The Secretaries’ Cup, against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Brooks Stadium on the campus of USMMA.
The #3 seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team won its Skyline semifinal matchup at rival #2 SUNY Maritime, 2-1, on Wednesday night at the Privateers’ Reinhart Field. In victory, the Mariners’ record improves to 12-4-2 and they advance to the Skyline Finals to face top-seeded Mount St. Mary on the road this Saturday, Nov. 3. SUNY Maritime’s record falls to 14-5-1 with the loss.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team received some good news from the NCAA on Wednesday, as the DIII Football Regional Advisory Committee released the first Regional Rankings of the season this afternoon and the Mariners came in at #8 in the East Region.
On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors for women’s volleyball and a pair of USMMA student-athletes garnered recognition after helping lead the Mariners to a 2-0 week with a pair of straight-set victories over Old Westbury and Purchase at a tri-match on Saturday. Freshman Shelby Bowman (Redmond, Wash.) was selected as the Rookie of the Week and junior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll.
The Skyline Conference announced its weekly award winners for men’s soccer on Monday and USMMA senior defender Sam Ney (Vicenza, Italy) was selected as the league’s Player of the Week. The praise comes after his performance in the Mariners’ 4-0 Skyline First Round victory over St. Joseph’s-L.I. on Sunday.
The #3-seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team shut out visiting #6-seed St. Joseph’s-L.I., 4-0, on Sunday at Brooks Stadium in the First Round Matchup of the 2018 Skyline Championship. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 11-4-2 on the season and advance to the Skyline semifinals, while the Golden Eagles end their season with an 8-9-1 record.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball team completed a perfect Skyline Conference regular season on Saturday with a pair of sweeps over Old Westbury (25-8, 25-10, 25-22) and Purchase (25-3, 25-14, 25-13) up at Purchase College. With the two victories, the Mariners claim the Skyline Regular Season title and the #1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament next week.