The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) recently announced the 2017-18 Team Academic Excellence Award Recipients and, for the third-straight season, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team earned the prestigious accolade. There were a total of 292 programs that were honored among NCAA, NAIA, Junior Colleges and high schools in the USA and the Mariners were one of just 77 teams from NCAA Division III.
On Tuesday, the Skyline Conference announced the 2017-18 Scholar Athletes of the Year for all 19 sports that the league sponsors and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy boasted three student-athletes who were honored with the prestigious accolade - rising-senior Christopher Kahl (Solomons, Md.) of men’s swimming & diving, rising-junior Erica Lou (Flushing, N.Y.) of women’s swimming & diving and rising-sophomore Joe Raab (Edwardsburg, Mich.) of baseball.
Early last week, the Skyline Conference announced the Academic Honor Roll for the Winter 2017-18 and Spring 2018 sport seasons, which honors student-athletes in the conference with a 3.3 grade point average or better (4.0 scale) during the term they are competing in their respective sport.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference recently announced the Academic Honor Rolls for the Winter 2017-18 and Spring 2018 seasons and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of 53 student-athletes recognized for their excellent performances in the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday afternoon, the #4-seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team hosted Skyline rival #5-seeded SUNY Maritime in first round action of the conference tournament. The Mariners defeated the visiting Privateers by the final score of 10-1 to advance to this weekend’s double-elimination tournament to decide the winner of the 2018 Skyline Conference Championship.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced on Tuesday that USMMA freshman Jack McCann (Newark, Del.) was selected as the league’s Division III Metro Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending April 29. The big regional recognition comes after the rookie’s performances in the Mariners’ three games last week.
The USMMA baseball team split a Skyline doubleheader with Purchase College at home on Saturday at Lower Roosevelt Field. The Mariners’ record moves to 24-12 (11-7 Skyline), while Purchase concludes its season with a 19-17 (10-8 Skyline) record.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team lost its road game at Division II opponent NYIT on Tuesday afternoon by the final score of 9-4. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 23-11, while the Bears improve to 9-22-1.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team hosted Farmingdale State College on Sunday in a battle of two teams tied for second in the Skyline Conference standings. It was the visiting Rams that escaped Lower Roosevelt Field with a pair of victories, as the Mariners lost the opener, 4-2, before dropping the second game by the final of 3-0. With the two defeats, USMMA’s record drops to 23-10 (10-6 Skyline), while FSC improves to 20-11 (12-4 Skyline).
The USMMA baseball team lost a non-conference contest on the road at The College of Staten Island on Wednesday night by the final score of 2-1. The Dolphins won the game via a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The Mariners’ record drops to 23-8 in defeat, while CSI improves to 10-13.
The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that a pair of USMMA baseball players were selected to the league’s weekly honor roll for the week ending April 15 – senior designated hitter Bryson Campbell (Cool, Calif.) and freshman pitcher Quinton Heck (Massillon, Ohio). The kudos comes after the duo helped lead the Mariners to a 2-3 record (2-2 Skyline) over five games last week.
The USMMA baseball team got back in the win column on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep over Skyline opponent Yeshiva at Overpeck Park in New Jersey. The Mariners took the opener by the final of 22-0, before winning the second game, 20-4, to improve their record to 23-7 (10-4 Skyline), while the Maccabees fall to 3-14 (0-12 Skyline).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team lost its Skyline Conference home doubleheader to Mount St. Mary College on Saturday at Lower Roosevelt Field, dropping the opener by the score of 7-1 before losing the second game, 4-2. The Mariners’ record drops to 21-7 (8-4 Skyline), while the Knights improve to 16-7 (8-2 Skyline).
On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced that a pair of USMMA baseball players were selected to the league’s weekly honor roll – junior pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) and senior designated hitter Bryson Campbell (Cool, Calif.). The kudos comes after the duo helped lead the Mariners to a 4-1 week (3-1 Skyline) over five games last week.
On Sunday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team swept rival SUNY Maritime in a Skyline Conference doubleheader at the Privateers’ Reinhart Baseball Field. The Mariners won the opener, 7-4, and took the second game by the final of 1-0. With the victories, USMMA’s record improves to 21-4 (8-2 Skyline), while Maritime falls to 14-9 (4-4 Skyline).
The USMMA baseball team split its home Skyline Conference doubleheader against Old Westbury on Saturday – taking the first game 6-4, before dropping the second, 9-5. The Mariners’ record moves to 19-4 (6-2 Skyline), while the Panthers move to 8-10-1 (2-4 Skyline).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team defeated visiting New Rochelle, 18-12, in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon at Lower Roosevelt Field. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 18-3, while the Blue Angels fall to 3-15.
For the fourth-straight week, USMMA freshman Joe Raab (Edwardsburg, Mich.) has earned weekly recognition from the Skyline Conference, as the league announced on Monday that he was selected as its Rookie of the Week. Also taking home accolades by the Skyline for their efforts last week were juniors Jesse Reinebold (Granger, Ind.) and Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.), who earned spots on the weekly honor roll. Together, the trio helped lead the Mariners to a 3-1 week (2-1 Skyline) in four contests last week.
The USMMA baseball team split its Skyline Conference doubleheader out at St. Joseph’s-L.I. on Saturday, winning the first game 7-4 before falling in the second by the score of 2-1. The Mariners’ record moves to 17-3 (5-1 Skyline), while the Golden Eagles move to 8--9 (3-1 Skyline).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team used a strong second inning to open up a big lead on visiting John Jay College and eventually defeated the Bloodhounds, 12-2, on Wednesday at Lower Roosevelt Field. With the victory, the Mariners’ record improves to 16-2, while John Jay falls to 3-10.
A trio of USMMA baseball student-athletes earned recognitions for their contributions to the Mariners’ 4-0 week during the week ending March 25. The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that freshman Vincenzo Alteri (Watertown, N.Y.) was named the Player of the Week and classmate Joe Raab (Edwardsburg, Mich.) earned Rookie of the Week accolades, while junior Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) landed on the weekly honor roll. And then on Tuesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) selected Alteri and Raab for those same awards for its DIII Metro Region.
The USMMA baseball team extended its winning-streak to 10 games on Monday with a 12-2 home conference victory over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn in a mercy-shortened seven innings. In triumph, the Mariners improve to 15-2 (4-0 Skyline), while the Bears fall to 0-13 (0-2 Skyline).
On Sunday night, the Mariners swept Mount St. Vincent in a Skyline doubleheader played in East Rockaway, N.Y., by the scores of 10-0 (in seven) and 8-0. The full statistics are not finalized as of yet, as some changes still need to be made.