Merchant Marine Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Ethics & Sportsmanship Award January 10, 2013 | Men's Soccer The United States Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for ethics and sportsmanship, receiving the organization’s silver award. [read more]
USMMA Soccer and Volleyball Receive Landmark Conference Sportsmanship Award November 8, 2012 The Merchant Marine soccer and volleyball teams have been voted as best in sportsmanship in the Landmark Conference by their respective competition for the 2012 season. [read more]
Kurt Olsen Named to All-Landmark Conference First-Team November 6, 2012 | Men's Soccer Senior captain and leader of the Mariners’ defense for the past four seasons was named to the Landmark All-Conference Team for the third straight season. [read more]
USMMA Celebrates Senior Day; Drops Finale 3-0 to Susquehanna October 20, 2012 | Men's Soccer Kurt Olsen, Mark Bloom, Cody Kessler, and Ryan Silveira were honored during pre-game senior day festivities. [read more]
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October 20, 2012 | Men's Soccer USMMA Celebrates Senior Day; Drops Finale 3-0 to Susquehanna Kurt Olsen, Mark Bloom, Cody Kessler, and Ryan Silveira were honored during pre-game senior day festivities.
October 17, 2012 | Men's Soccer Mariners Drop Final Road Match to Drew, 3-0 USMMA unable to find offensive stride in Madison.
October 13, 2012 | Men's Soccer Merchant Marine Downs Moravian 1-0 Nick Vogel scored his sixth goal of the season to lift the Mariners past the Greyhounds.
October 10, 2012 | Men's Soccer USMMA Drops a Close Decision at #15 Stevens, 1-0 The Mariners held tough against a strong Ducks attack, but couldn't find a way to clip the score sheet in Hoboken.
October 6, 2012 | Men's Soccer Catholic Outlasts Merchant Marine 3-2 USMMA drops to 2-2 in Landmark Conference play
September 29, 2012 | Men's Soccer Undefeated Scranton Halts Mariners Streak Scranton University were 2-1 victors over Merchant Marine Saturday evening in Kings Point
September 26, 2012 | Men's Soccer Mariners Defeat Manhattanville 2-1, Improve to 4-0 at Home Dan Weldon’s goal in the 79th minute ended up being the game winner.
September 24, 2012 | Men's Soccer Kurt Olsen Named Landmark Defensive Player of the Week For the second week in a row a Mariner’s soccer player earns a conference distinction.
September 22, 2012 | Men's Soccer Mariners Beat Juniata, Remain Undefeated in Conference Play USMMA defeats Juniata 2-1 on a double overtime penalty kick goal by senior captain Kurt Olsen.
September 19, 2012 | Men's Soccer #10 NYU Creeps Past USMMA 1-0 A penalty kick goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation gives nationally ranked NYU the victory over Kings Point.
September 17, 2012 | Men's Soccer Nick Vogel Named Landmark Offensive Player of the Week Vogel tallied three of the four Mariner goals this week, including two game winners, to earn player of the week honors.
September 15, 2012 | Men's Soccer USMMA Slips Past Goucher in OT, Win Second Straight Nick Vogel tallied the game winner in overtime to claim victory for Kings Point
September 11, 2012 | Men's Soccer USMMA Upends Maritime, Records Third Shutout this Season Nick Vogel nets two, powering Kings Point to victory
September 9, 2012 | Men's Soccer Despite Strong Effort, Merchant Marine Falls to Coast Guard 3-1 The Mariners are unable to continue their 12-game unbeaten streak against the Bears
September 5, 2012 | Men's Soccer Mariners Hang On to 1-0 Victory Over Rutgers-Newark An own goal in the second minute is all Kings Point would need to squeak by the Scarlet Raiders.
September 2, 2012 | Men's Soccer Mariners Edged by Eastern Connecticut State 2-1 in OT An ECSU penalty kick goal in overtime hands USMMA their first loss of the season
September 1, 2012 | Men's Soccer USMMA Shuts Out Springfield 1-0, Advance to Soccer City Shootout Finals Kyle Arestivo’s first half goal propels Kings Point past the Pride
August 23, 2012 | Men's Soccer Mariners Soccer Ranked Second in Preseason Coaches’ Poll The United States Merchant Marine Academy soccer team, last year’s Landmark Conference Champions, was chosen second by Landmark coaches in the preseason poll.
August 21, 2012 | Men's Soccer USMMA Soccer Athletes Instruct at Youth Clinic The United States Merchant Marine Academy soccer team took time out of their pre-season preparations this past Saturday to serve as instructors at the Long Beach Soccer Club skills clinic hosted by Long Beach public schools.
April 16, 2012 | Men's Soccer Banks Named Assistant Soccer Coach
April 13, 2012 | Men's Soccer Kessler Honored for Heroics at Sea
December 13, 2011 | Men's Soccer Olsen earns All-Mid Atlantic first-team honors again For the second consecutive year, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy defender Kurt Olsen has been named a first-team All-Mid Atlantic Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
December 8, 2011 | Men's Soccer Another successful soccer season is in the books The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team recently completed another successful season on a high note. The Mariners caught fire at the right time, peaking down the stretch. They clinched a berth in the Landmark Conference playoffs and were forced to win their conference semifinal and final matches on the road – against teams who had bested them at home earlier in the season.
November 30, 2011 | Men's Soccer 11 Mariner student-athletes make Landmark honor roll Eleven student-athletes from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy have been named to the 2011 Fall Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll. Seven soccer players were selected as were four members of the cross country team.
November 23, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners get some praise from Secretary of Tranportation LaHood Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood praised the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy athletic achievements including soccer, cross country and football, in his blog, Fast Lane on Tuesday.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer A fit Poulin is giving opponents fits in goal Gary Poulin quite literally did not get off on the right foot for this soccer season.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer Kessler casts aside his broken wrist for a starring role Who knows what type of season Cody Kessler might have had for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had it not rained on the first day of practice in the summer?
November 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners soccer gets a break and goes on a roll Never has a soccer team been more appreciative to final exam week than the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy team. The Mariners were forced to go inactive for 10 days at the end of its trimester, giving it an opportunity to charge its batteries.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners are accustomed playing with their backs to the wall The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer team could not have picked a better time to go on a roll. After going through a difficult regular season laced with teams that participated in last year's NCAA Division III tournament or were ranked in polls, the Mariners have found themselves and then some in their past three matches -- all of which have been on the road.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners eliminated from NCAA tournament in 4-2 defeat The U.S. Merchant Marines' quest to go deep in the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament ended with a 4-2 first-round loss to Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday night.
November 9, 2011 | Men's Soccer Sea Year: Desiderio gets 'franc' on Christmas Eve in Djibouti Senior Casey Desiderio, a member of the soccer team, is the first Mariner to be profiled in our new feature, Sea Year.
November 9, 2011 | Men's Soccer When Walter Bahr and the U.S. shook the World (Cup) Former U.S. international Walter Bahr, the grandfather of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior midfielder Casey Desiderio, played a vital role in one of the greatest upsets in soccer, if not sports history some 61 years ago. On June 29, 1950, Bahr and his U.S. teammates stunned England, 1-0, in the World Cup, a result that is still talked about today. This is a story about Bahr's return to Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
November 9, 2011 | Men's Soccer Like grandfather, like grandson: Casey Desiderio continues family business, tradition In many instances, a family business is passed down from one generation to another. The Bahr family has followed suit, except their family business, by and large, happens to be football and futbol (aka soccer).
November 8, 2011 | Men's Soccer Double honors for Kessler: Mariner, Landmark player of the week Junior forward Cody Kessler, who scored goals in both of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s wins en route to the Landmark Conference soccer title, was named the Mariners men’s athlete of the week on Tuesday.
November 8, 2011 | Men's Soccer Poulin shows off his brains and brawn for Mariners It’s been quite a week for U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior goalkeeper Gary Poulin. The Hauppauge, N.Y. resident was honored not only for his on-the-field achievements, but for his classroom work as well.
November 7, 2011 | Men's Soccer Smolens: Doing the small things, keeping focus will go a long way in Mariners’ NCAA bracket Just how close are the four teams in the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's bracket at the NCAA Division III soccer tournament? Mariners coach Mike Smolens thinks the teams are so even that games could be decided by a minor play or a lack of focus.
November 7, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners play at Rutgers-Camden in NCAA first round Saturday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will meet Rutgers University-Camden in Camden, N.J. in a first-round game of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament on Saturday.
November 6, 2011 | Men's Soccer Olsen named top Landmark defender again Junior defender Kurt Olsen was named the top defender in the Landmark Conference in men’s soccer for the second consecutive season, leading six U.S. Merchant Marine players who were honored by the league.
November 5, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners seek yet another Landmark moment, soccer title The Mariners will vie for their second Landmark Conference upset in four days on Saturday, when they face Catholic University for the league championship. At stake for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (10-6-1) is a berth in the NCAA Division III soccer tournament, which kicks off next week.
November 5, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners win Landmark title, qualify for NCAA soccer tournament For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is going to the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament. The third-seeded Mariners continued their giant killing in the Landmark Conference tournament by recording a 1-0 victory over top-seeded Catholic University on Saturday afternoon.
November 2, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners stun 13th-ranked Drew in Landmark semis, 3-0 For the second year in a row, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy surprised Drew University in the Landmark Conference semifinals. The Mariners avenged a regular-season loss to the 13th-ranked Rangers by registering a 3-0 victory at Kean University on Wednesday afternoon.
November 1, 2011 | Men's Soccer Follow the Mariners in Landmark soccer semis via the internet If you can’t get to the game, then do the next best thing: Follow it on the internet.
November 1, 2011 | Men's Soccer Smolens hopes history repeats itself vs. Drew in Landmark soccer semis U.S. Merchant Marine head soccer coach Mike Smolens is undaunted by his third-seeded team’s challenge against No. 2 Drew University in this year’s Landmark Conference men’s semifinals: Defeat the Rangers away after losing to them at home during the regular season.
October 29, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners to face Drew in Landmark soccer semis on Wednesday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will play Drew University in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference men's soccer tournament this week.
October 28, 2011 | Men's Soccer Weekend preview: No match, but soccer team plays the waiting game anyway Because it is final exam week, this weekend’s athlete activity is limited to only the cross country team being active. But that doesn’t mean the soccer team will be doing some scoreboard watching as the Landmark Conference winds down in its final weekend of the regular season.
October 25, 2011 | Men's Soccer Sophomoric heroics earn soccer’s Cuellar men’s athlete of the week Sophomore midfielder Nick Cuellar, who scored the winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over Susquehanna to clinch a Landmark Conference semifinal berth, was named the Mariners’ men’s athlete of the week.
October 22, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners clinch Landmark tournament berth with 2-1 OT win The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy clinched a spot in the Landmark Conference playoffs, recording a 2-1 double overtime victory over Susquehanna University on Saturday afternoon.
October 21, 2011 | Men's Soccer Weekend preview: Mariners booters can clinch playoff berth at Susquehanna The Mariners soccer team can clinch a Landmark Conference playoff berth two ways on Saturday.
October 19, 2011 | Men's Soccer Drew hands Mariners frustrating 1-0 loss in soccer The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer team experienced a frustrating night in its 1-0 Landmark Conference loss to Drew University on Wednesday night.
October 19, 2011 | Men's Soccer Soccer team can determine its own fate this week The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer team enters its final week of the Landmark Conference regular season with destiny in its hands and at its feet.
October 18, 2011 | Men's Soccer Silveira named Mariners men's athlete of the week Junior midfielder Ryan Silveira, who scored twice within a 6:31 span in the first half of the 4-1 soccer win over Moravian College on Saturday night, has been named the U.S. Merchant Marine men’s athlete of the week.
October 15, 2011 | Men's Soccer Soccer Six to be honored on Senior Day on Saturday Six key members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s soccer team will be honored on Senior Day, prior to the Mariners’ Landmark Conference match against Moravian College on Tomb Field on Saturday at 6 p.m.
October 15, 2011 | Men's Soccer Some junior achievements for Mariners in 4-1 win It was Senior Night for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, but three juniors put their best feet forward for the Mariners on Saturday night.
October 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners lose on late goal to Stevens Tech, 2-1 Curtis Stecyk scored off a 30-yard line drive at 77:19 to break a 1-1 tie and lift Stevens Tech to a 2-1 non-conference men’s college soccer win over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Wednesday night.
October 8, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariner booters fall to Catholic, 2-1 Ben Fleri scored in the 65th minute to give Catholic University a 2-1 Landmark Conference win over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Tomb Field on Saturday afternoon.
October 7, 2011 | Men's Soccer Another big test for Mariners' booters on Saturday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer team continues its long homestand by hosting Catholic University at Tomb Field at noon on Saturday.
October 4, 2011 | Men's Soccer MacKenzie celebrates 21st birthday with lone goal in 1-0 upset over No. 18 William Paterson Senior forward Andrew MacKenzie celebrated his 21st birthday in the best possible way on Tuesday night, scoring the lone goal of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s 1-0 upset victory over No. 18 William Paterson College.
October 1, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners tie Scranton on the road, 1-1 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy surrendered a goal in the 78th minute and settled for a 1-1 Landmark Conference tie with the University of Scranton on Saturday afternoon.
September 28, 2011 | Men's Soccer North Shore United gives soccer team its support Earlier this year, the North Shore United Boys Under-9 and U-10 teams attended a New York Red Bulls game and noticed that youth soccer players escorted players onto the field.
September 28, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners fall at Manhattanville, 2-1 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy surrendered a pair of second-half goals as Manhattanville College recorded a 2-1 non-conference win on Thursday night.
September 27, 2011 | Men's Soccer Smith fondly remembers his Kings Point days It may be a decade from when he coached at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, but Adam Smith still uses the lessons he learned at the school.
September 24, 2011 | Men's Soccer 2nd-half goals lift Mariners over Juniata, 2-0 Junior defender Kurt Olsen and sophomore forward Tim Anthone scored second-half goals to lift the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to a 2-0 Landmark Conference win over Juniata at Tomb Field on Saturday afternoon.
September 23, 2011 | Men's Soccer Football, volleyball, soccer seek to return to winning ways Three U.S. Merchant Marine Academy teams – football, soccer and volleyball – will try to return to the win column on Saturday.
September 21, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners' late rally falls short in 3-2 loss to NYU A furious, 11th-hour rally fell short for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, which absorbed a 3-2 non-conference loss to New York University at Tomb Field on Wednesday night.
September 20, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners face ‘terrific test’ vs. NYU It may be “only” a non-conference soccer game, but the U.S. Merchant Marine soccer team faces one of its toughest challenges of the young season when it hosts New York University at Tomb Field on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.
September 17, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners stop Goucher in conference opener, 2-1 Kings Point struck early in each half as the Mariners held on for a 2-1 victory over Goucher College in their Landmark Conference opener on Saturday.
September 15, 2011 | Men's Soccer Stream on: Watch the Mariners soccer team at Goucher Mariners soccer fans have a pair of options if they want to follow the soccer team’s exploits at Goucher College on Saturday afternoon.
September 14, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners share the wealth in a 5-0 soccer win Five players scored for Kings Point as the Mariners recorded a 5-0 non-conference soccer victory over Farmingdale State College at Tomb Field on Wednesday night.
September 10, 2011 | Men's Soccer Second-half rally boosts Mariners over Coast Guard in soccer Freshman midfielder Abboss Rezaie scored in the 85th minute to cap a second-half rally for Kings Point, which recorded a 2-1 men’s college soccer win over archrival Coast Guard on Saturday.
September 7, 2011 | Men's Soccer Soccer team loses 1st game to Rutgers-Newark, 1-0 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy dropped its first match of the season, a 1-0 decision to Rutgers-Newark on Alumni Field on Wednesday night.
September 7, 2011 | Men's Soccer Irvine named Landmark Conference soccer defensive player of the week U.S. Merchant Marine senior defender Hollis Irvine has been named the Landmark Conference men’s defensive player of the week.
September 3, 2011 | Men's Soccer 3-goal second half powers Kings Point over York in men’s soccer, 4-0 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy broke open the game with three goals over almost a 22-minute span in the second half to record a 4-0 non-conference men’s soccer victory over York College on Saturday.
September 1, 2011 | Men's Soccer Mariners win soccer season opener, 1-0 One of the most unique winning streaks in college soccer continued on Thursday night as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy won after travelling by sea to a game.
April 6, 2011 | Men's Soccer A Look Back at Soccer's Incredible & Historical 2010 Season To say the 2010 United States Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team accomplished a lot this past season would be a vast understatement. Under the guidance of Head Coach Michael Smolens, who completed his 21st season with Kings Point, the Mariners reached the “Elite 8” round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, where they fell to the eventual champions Messiah College. From thrilling regular season battles and epic overtime playoff games to racking up individual accolades and making Academy history, USMMA did it all this year.
December 22, 2010 | Men's Soccer Lane Gould Named Landmark Fall Senior Scholar Athlete MADISON, N.J. – On Tuesday, the Landmark Conference office announced its fall senior scholar athletes and Lane Gould (Greenville, Texas) of the United States Merchant Marine Academy was awarded the honor. All six Landmark Conference sports have one senior scholar athlete and Gould earned the accolade for men’s soccer.
December 10, 2010 | Men's Soccer Kurt Olsen Named to NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional First Team KINGS POINT, N.Y. – On Thursday morning, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released its Mid-Atlantic Regional squads for men’s soccer and sophomore back Kurt Olsen (Charlotte, N.C.) of the United States Merchant Marine Academy was tabbed to the First Team for his stellar 2010 campaign.
November 21, 2010 | Men's Soccer Magical Run Ends for Soccer with 3-0 Defeat to Messiah in Elite 8 ALLENTOWN, Pa. – On Sunday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team saw its magical NCAA run come to an end in the Elite 8 round of the national championship tournament when it fell to the defending national champions Messiah College, 3-0, at Varsity Field on the campus of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. Moreover, Messiah has won seven national championships in the past 10 years.
November 20, 2010 | Men's Soccer Soccer Advances to NCAA Elite 8 for First Time in Academy History! ALLENTOWN, Pa. – On Saturday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team defeated Muhlenberg College in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III Tournament by a final score of 1-0 at Varsity Field in Allentown, Pa. With the victory, the Mariners improved to 13-2-5 on the season and will face Messiah College tomorrow afternoon in the Elite 8 round.