Willard Named 2016 ECAC DIII Metro/Upstate Women's Lacrosse Rookie Of The YearIn early June, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its postseason honors for the 2016 women’s lacrosse season and USMMA freshman Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) was selected as the Rookie of the Year among all eligible first-year student-athletes in the Division III Metropolitan/Upstate Region.
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.
Mariners Boast 23 Student-Athletes On Landmark Spring Honor RollThe six U.S. Merchant Marine Academy spring teams garnered a total of 23 student-athletes, collectively, on the Landmark Conference Spring Honor Roll, the league announced on Tuesday morning. In total, 418 student-athletes received recognition from the conference’s nine institutions.
Willard Named Landmark WLAX Rookie Of The Year, Simensky Coach Of The Year, Gizzi Lands On First TeamThe Landmark Conference announced the postseason awards for Women’s Lacrosse on Thursday and for the first time in program history USMMA had three individuals honored. Freshman Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) was selected by the league head coaches as the Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the Second Team Attack, Head Coach Kyle Simensky was named the Coach of the Year and freshman Hannah Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) was chosen as the First Team Goalie.
Women's Lax Closes Remarkable Season With Road Loss At SusquehannaThe USMMA women’s lacrosse team lost its season-finale on the road at Susquehanna on Saturday, 14-9, at the Crusaders’ Sassafras Field. The Mariners end their best year in program history with an 8-6 overall record (0-6 Landmark), while Susquehanna improves to 8-8 (4-2 Landmark).
Mariners Earn First Ever Road Victory, 19-3, At Saint ElizabethThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's lacrosse team won on the road for the first time in program history on Monday afternoon, topping the College of Saint Elizabeth, 19-3, in New Jersey. The Mariners improve to 5-4 on the season with the victory, while the Eagles fall to 1-10.
Women’s Lax Drops Home Affair To Scranton On SaturdayThe USMMA women's lacrosse team lost at home in a Landmark Conference contest against Scranton University, 20-4, on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium. The Mariners fall to 4-4 (0-4 Landmark) in defeat, while the Lady Royals improves to 7-5 (2-1 Landmark).
Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Drew, 18-6, Saturday AfternoonThe USMMA women's lacrosse team lost on the road in a Landmark Conference contest at Drew University, 18-6, on Saturday afternoon. The Mariners fall to 3-3 (0-3 Landmark) in defeat, while Drew improves to 3-9 (1-2 Landmark).
Mariners Down Sage, 13-7, Friday Night At HomeThe USMMA women’s lacrosse team defeated future Skyline Conference rival The Sage Colleges, 13-7, in non-conference action on Friday night at Brooks Stadium. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 3-2 on the season, while the Gators fall to 3-5.
Gizzi Named Landmark WLAX Defensive Athlete Of The Week MondayFor the second time this season, USMMA freshman goalie Hannah Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) was named the Landmark Conference Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the week, the league announced on Monday. The honor comes after the rookie’s performance in the Mariners’ lone game of the week last week – a tough 17-16 home loss to Landmark foe Elizabethtown on Saturday.
Women’s Lacrosse Suffers Heartbreaking Loss To E-Town, 17-16, SaturdayDespite a strong first half, the USMMA women’s lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker to Landmark Conference rival Elizabethtown on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium, 17-16, in an exciting affair. The Mariners’ record drops to 2-2 (0-2 Landmark), while the Blue Jays improve to 4-5 (1-1 Landmark).
Willard And Gizzi Named Mariners’ First Ever Landmark WLAX Athletes Of The WeekOn Monday, the Landmark Conference announced the women’s lacrosse Athletes of the Week and, for the first time in program history, members of the USMMA WLAX team were honored. Freshman Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) was selected as the Offensive Athlete of the Week, while classmate Hannah Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) earned Defensive Athlete of Week accolades.
Women’s Lacrosse Blanks Maine Maritime, 16-0, For First Ever Multi-Win SeasonOn Sunday, the USMMA women’s lacrosse team faced industry-rival school Maine Maritime in a “neutral-site game” at Brooks Stadium. Merchant Marine shut out Maine Maritime by the final score of 16-0 to record its first two-game win streak ever, and it’s also the first time that the program has had multiple wins in a single season. USMMA improves to 2-0, while Maine Maritime falls to 0-4.
Women’s Lacrosse Opens Season With 12-10 Victory Over PurchaseThanks to a strong second half, the USMMA women’s lacrosse team started the 2016 season off on a good note on Tuesday night with a 12-10 victory over Purchase College at Brooks Stadium. The Mariners trailed the Panthers, 5-3, after the first 30 minutes, but outscored the visitors, 9-5, in the second half for the win.
Simensky Unveils 2016 Women’s Lacrosse ScheduleOn Monday, USMMA women’s lacrosse head coach Kyle Simensky released the Mariners’ scheduled for the upcoming 2016 season, his fourth year at the helm of the program. The 2016 campaign features 15 games, including nine home games to be played at Brooks Stadium, five road games and one neutral site game.
Six Mariners Selected To Landmark Conference Spring All-Sportsmanship TeamsBack in May, the Landmark Conference announced the league’s spring season All-Sportsmanship Teams and USMMA had six student-athletes selected to the squads for their displays of sportsmanship throughout the season. The All-Sportsmanship Team includes one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team.
Women’s Lacrosse Ends Season Monday With Loss At Old WestburyThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s lacrosse team wrapped up the 2015 season on Monday with a road game at non-conference opponent Old Westbury. The Mariners lost the game, 13-1, to end the year with a 1-11 overall record, while the Panthers improve to 6-9.
WLAX Falls To Coast Guard, 14-5, In First Ever Meeting With BearsThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s lacrosse team hosted Coast Guard on Tuesday night at Brooks Stadium in the first ever meeting between the two schools, as the Bears just joined the NCAA ranks for the 2015 season. Despite a strong second half, the Mariners lost to their rivals by the final score of 14-5. USMMA’s record drops to 1-9 overall on the season, while USCGA improves to 4-11.
WLAX Edged By SUNY Maritime In Sound Shootout, 11-9The USMMA women’s lacrosse team lost to rival SUNY Maritime, 11-9, on Thursday night in the Third Annual Sound Shootout at the Privateers’ Reinhart Field. The Mariners fall to 1-7 in defeat, while the Privateers improve to 3-8.
Women’s Lacrosse Defeated By Scranton On The Road SaturdayThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s lacrosse team travelled to Landmark Conference foe University of Scranton on Saturday for a conference matchup against the Royals. The Marines lost by the final score of 17-4, dropping their record to 1-6 (0-4 Landmark), while Scranton improved to 5-6 (3-0 Landmark).
Women’s Lax Drops Home Landmark Tilt Vs. Drew SaturdayThe USMMA women’s lacrosse team lost its home Landmark Conference game against Drew University on Saturday at Brooks Stadium, 17-2. The Mariners fall to 1-5 (0-3 Landmark) with the defeat, while the Rangers improve to 6-3 (1-2 Landmark).
Mariners Earn Second Program Victory With 15-1 Home Win Over St. Elizabeth WednesdayThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s lacrosse team defeated non-conference opponent the College of Saint Elizabeth, 15-1, on Wednesday night for the Mariners’ second win in program history. It was also the largest margin of victory and most goals scored in a game for USMMA. With the win, the Mariners improve to 1-4 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 0-6.
WLAX Upended By Goucher Saturday In First Home GameThe USMMA women’s lacrosse team lost its home-opener to Landmark Conference opponent Goucher, 17-4, on Saturday at Brooks Stadium. The defeat drops the Mariners to 0-3 (0-1 Landmark), while the Gophers improve to 7-2 (1-0 Landmark).