The USMMA volleyball season was extended yesterday as the Mariners earned a bid to the 2013 ECAC DIII Metro/Upstate Tournament as the third seed. Merchant Marine will take on #2 Elmira in the semifinals of the five-team bracket Saturday at top-seeded Kean University. The tournament will have a preliminary round in which Sage and Hunter will battle for the final spot in the semifinals.
"Our program has worked hard to establish ourselves this year," said USMMA Head Coach Iain Bradbury. "We have a long road ahead of us in the development of this program, though receiving the three seed in the ECAC tournament is a great reminder that we are on the right track. We are excited to play Elmira on Saturday and show them what we've been up to."
The Mariners currently hold a 12-5 record and regardless of Saturday's outcome have clinched the program's best season in terms of winning percentage in over 10 years.