Trio Of Mariners Named To NSCAA All-East Region TeamEarlier this week, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the All-Region Teams for the 2016 Division III Men’s Soccer Season. Three Mariners were honored – senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was selected to the First Team, junior Hannes Rogers (Weinheim, Germany) earned Second Team accolades and senior Cory Maier (Hampton, Va.) picked up a Third Team nod.
Men’s Soccer Bows Out Of NCAA Tourney With Loss At #13 HaverfordThe USMMA men’s soccer team suffered a season-ending loss to #13 Haverford on Saturday, 5-1, in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Championships. The defeat ends the Mariners’ season with a 13-5-2 record, while Haverford moves on with a 14-3-3 record to face #15 UMass-Boston in the second round on Sunday.
Mariners Draw Haverford On The Road In NCAA Tournament First RoundThe USMMA men’s soccer team will be travelling down to Haverford, Pa., this weekend for the opening rounds of 2016 NCAA Tournament at Haverford College. The Mariners will be taking on the host Fords in first round action this Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Haverford’s Walton Field.
Mariners Win 2016 Skyline Men’s Soccer ChampionshipThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament! The top-seeded Mariners defeated visiting #6-seed Sage, 1-0, in overtime of the 2016 Skyline Conference Championship Finals on Saturday at Brooks Stadium.
Men’s Soccer Downs Farmingdale State, 3-2, To Advance To Skyline Finals!The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team defeated visiting Farmingdale State, 3-2, on Wednesday in the Skyline Conference Championship Semifinals. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 12-4-2 and advances the squad on to the Skyline Finals this Saturday, Nov. 5. In defeat, the Rams end their season with a 10-8 record.
Yingling Earns Skyline Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week HonorsFor the second straight week and the third time this season USMMA men’s soccer senior forward Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. The honor comes after his performances in the Mariners’ two Skyline victories last week.
Yingling Named Skyline Men’s Soccer Co-Player Of The WeekOn Monday night, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named the league’s Co-Player of the Week for men’s soccer. The accolade comes after Yingling’s performance in the Mariners’ two 4-1 victories last week over Mount St Vincent at home on Wednesday and Farmingdale State on the road on Saturday.
Hughes’ 89th-Minute Tally Downs Sage, Clinches First-Round Bye For MarinersSenior Tim Hughes (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) one-timed a pass by senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) into the back of the net with just 1:28 remaining on the clock in regulation to lift the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team over Skyline rival Sage, 2-1, on Tuesday night. The victory, which is the Mariners’ sixth-straight, improves USMMA’s record to 10-4-2 (9-1 Skyline) and clinches the squad a first-round bye in the Skyline Tournament. The Gators fall to 5-7-3 (3-5-1 Skyline) with the loss.
Soccer Downs Farmingdale State, 4-1, On The Road To Clinch Playoff SpotThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's soccer team defeated Skyline Conference opponent Farmingdale State on the road on Saturday, 4-1, at FSC's Rams Field. The Mariners' fifth straight win improves their record to 9-4-2 (8-1 Skyline) and with 24 points in conference play, USMMA has clinched a playoff berth in the Skyline Tournament. Farmingdale falls to 7-6 (6-2 Skyline) with the loss.
Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Heckmuller Reflects On Mexican-American UpbringingIn the United States of America, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from Sept. 15 until October 15. It is a time when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to our country and celebrate the groups’ heritages and cultures. On Friday, Senior Heckmuller shared with USMMASports.com his reflection of growing up in a Mexican-American household.
Mariners Sail Past Mount St. Vincent, 4-1, Wednesday Night At HomeThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy defeated Skyline Conference rival the College of Mount St. Vincent, 4-1, at home on Wednesday night at Brooks Stadium. The victory, the Mariners’ fourth straight, moves their record to 8-4-2 (7-1 Skyline), while the visiting Dolphins fall to 5-8-1 (4-3 Skyline).
Mariners Shut Out Rutgers-Camden On The Road, 1-0The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team picked up an impressive win over perennial DIII powerhouse Rutgers-Camden, 1-0, in non-conference action on Sunday down at the Scarlet Raptors’ Community Park. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 7-4-2 on the season, while Rutgers-Camden falls to 7-3-3.
Men’s Soccer Defeats Sarah Lawrence, 7-0, Saturday At Brooks StadiumSenior David Burkhardt (Cutchogue, N.Y.) tallied his first goal of the season just 40 seconds into the Merchant Marine soccer team’s game against Sarah Lawrence today, and the Mariners never looked back, as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Gryphons. The victory improved USMMA’s record to 6-4-2 (6-1 Skyline), while SLC falls to 3-7 (0-6 Skyline) in defeat.
Men’s Soccer Named NSCAA 2015-16 Team Academic Award WinnerOn Thursday, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced their Academic Award Winners for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is among the men’s teams from across all three divisions of the NCAA throughout the country that are receiving the award from the NSCAA.
Mariners Shut Out Purchase, 3-0, For Road Skyline VictoryA trio of Mariners picked up their first goals of the season, as the Merchant Marine men’s soccer team defeated Purchase, 3-0, on the road Tuesday night in Skyline Conference action. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 5-4-2 (5-1 Skyline), while the Panthers fall to 0-10-1 (0-5-1 Skyline) in defeat.
Soccer Shuts Out Old Westbury, 1-0, At Home On WednesdayThe USMMA men’s soccer team benefited from a 19th minute own goal to defeat Old Westbury on Wednesday night in Skyline Conference action at Brooks Stadium. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 4-3-2 (4-0 Skyline), while the visiting Panthers fall to 3-3-4 (1-1-1 Skyline) in defeat.
Yingling Lands On Skyline Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor RollThe Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors on Tuesday and USMMA senior soccer captain Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named to the honor roll after his performances in the Mariners’ two games last week – a 2-1 double overtime home loss to Stevens on Wednesday and a 3-2 home Skyline victory over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn on Saturday.
Men’s Soccer Hosts Alumni Game During Homecoming This Past SaturdayHomecoming 2016 again featured our soccer alumni showing their stuff back at the Academy. Following the Mariners 3-2 Skyline Conference win over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn, some Mariners from yesteryear took to the field. The alums looked as if they hadn’t aged at all, as they displayed some terrific soccer.
Pair Of Mariners Earn Skyline Weekly Awards; Yingling Also Garners ECAC HonorTwo members of the USMMA men’s soccer team earned Skyline Conference weekly honors on Monday, as senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named the Skyline Player of the Week and freshman Alex Madonna (Gibsonia, Pa.) earned Rookie of the Week honors. On Tuesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced that Yingling was also selected as the Division III Metro Player of the Week.
Yingling’s Four Tallies Propel Mariners Over PrivateersThe USMMA men’s soccer team defeated visiting Skyline Conference rival SUNY Maritime on Saturday, 5-0, at Brooks Stadium. The victory improves the Mariners’ to an even 2-2-2 (2-0 Skyline) on the season, while the Privateers fall to 3-4 (0-1 Skyline) with the loss.
Tarbox Nets Hat Trick To Lead Mariners Past Yeshiva, 5-0, In Skyline OpenerJunior Jon Tarbox (Gettysburg, Pa.) recorded his first career hat trick on Thursday night to lead the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team over Yeshiva, 5-0, in the Mariners’ first Skyline Conference game of the season. The victory was USMMA’s first of the year and improves its record to 1-2-2 (1-0-0 Skyline), while the Maccabees fall to 1-5-1 (1-3-1 Skyline) in defeat.
Mariners And Bears Play To A Scoreless Tie In New LondonThe USMMA men’s soccer team played its arch-rival Coast Guard to a scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon at the Bears’ Nitchman Field in the first game of Coast Guard Rivalry Weekend. The tie moves the Mariners’ record to 0-2-2, while the Bears move to 3-0-1.
Men’s Soccer Runs Annual Clinic At Long Beach FC This Past SaturdayThis past Saturday, August 20, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team was busy running its annual soccer clinic for the Long Beach Football Club in Long Beach, Long Island. The entire Mariner squad and coaching staff was on hand to organize activities and games for the kids and help them learn more about soccer. Once again, the clinic went very well and was a huge success.
Smolens Reveals 2016 Men’s Soccer ScheduleUSMMA 27th-year head men’s soccer coach Michael Smolens announced the schedule for the Mariners’ upcoming 2016 season on Thursday. The 17-game slate begins the first weekend of September and the regular season lasts through late October.
2015-16 Athletic Award Winners Announced; McDaniels And Rose Earn Top AccoladesThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2016 Awards Convocation on Friday morning at the Ackerman Auditorium as part of Graduation Weekend festivities. 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.