• Toop Announces 2019 Football Schedule
    June 24, 2019
    USMMA football head coach Mike Toop ’77 announced the schedule for the upcoming 2019 season on Monday, ahead of his 15th year that at the helm of the Mariners. The team is coming off one of the best seasons in program history, where they went 8-2, tying the program record for wins in a campaign, and winning a bowl game for the second-straight year. 
  • Gaiser Names Kappas, Ibinson & Hudson 2019 Volleyball Captains
    June 18, 2019
    Rising-seniors Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.), Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Alaina Hudson (King George, Va.) were recently named team captains for the upcoming 2019 USMMA women’s volleyball season, head coach Tim Gaiser announced this week. The trio will lead the Mariners both on and off the court throughout the 2019 campaign, slated to begin in late August. 
  • Tedesco & Lopez Serve As Guest Speakers At National Coaches Convention
    June 18, 2019
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy swimming & diving coaches Sean Tedesco and Johan C. Lopez served as guest speakers at the recent College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) National Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • USMMA Celebrates 2018-19 Athletics Season At Awards Convocation On Friday; Gizzi And Spinnenweber Headline Award Winners
    June 14, 2019
    The United States Merchant Marine Academy held its 2019 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.
  • USMMA Repeats As Skyline Conference Presidents Cup Winner
    May 29, 2019
    The United States Merchant Marine Academy, with six conference championships to its credit, has won the 2018-19 Skyline Conference Presidents Cup, the league announced on Wednesday morning.
  • Four Mariners Selected To ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Region Teams
    May 29, 2019
    The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the 2019 ABCA/Rawlings Division III All-Region Teams on Tuesday and USMMA boasted four student-athletes over the three teams in the New York Region.
  • Wohner Earns ECAC Rookie Of The Year & Second Team Honors; Willard & Gizzi Selected To All-ECAC First Team
    May 24, 2019
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced the postseason award winners and All-ECAC Teams on Thursday afternoon and three members of the USMMA women’s lacrosse team were honored. Freshman Jessie Wohner (Norfolk, Va.), who was selected as the ECAC Rookie of the Year, while seniors Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) and Hanna Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) were chosen to the All-ECAC First Team at attack and goalie, respectively, and Wohner also landed on the Second Team at attack.
  • Spinnenweber Lands On All-ECAC First Team, Is One Of Six Mariners To Earn All-Region Accolades From ECAC & D3baseball.com
    May 24, 2019
    On Thursday, both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and D3baseball.com released their regional honors and a total of six members of the USMMA baseball team earned praise for their phenomenal seasons. 
  • Michael Rodriguez Named To All-ECAC Second Team
    May 24, 2019
    USMMA men’s lacrosse senior midfielder Michael Rodriguez (Coronado, Calif.) was selected to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Second Team, the league announced on Thursday. The praise comes after Rodriguez’s final season at Kings Point, where he helped lead the Mariners to an 11-5 overall record and the #2 seed in the Skyline Tournament, where they fell to top-seeded SUNY Maritime in the Finals.
  • For Third-Straight Year, Football Partakes In Annual Jack’s Run For Autism Awareness 5K
    May 24, 2019
    This past Saturday, May 18, coaches and student-athletes from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team participated in the annual Jack's Run for Autism Awareness 5K race. This was the third consecutive year that Kings Point Football took part in the event in Port Washington, N.Y.
  • Men’s Basketball Volunteers At Local Church Food Pantry
    May 23, 2019
    Earlier this month, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s basketball team completed a community service project with the Shelter Rock Church Food Pantry located in Great Neck, N.Y.
  • Swim & Dive Teams Up With Operation S.P.L.A.S.H. To Clean Up Long Island Pond
    May 23, 2019
    In keeping with one of the team’s foundational principles of service, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams recently volunteered their time to clean up a local pond on Long Island. They teamed up with Operation S.P.L.A.S.H., which stands for Stop Polluting, Littering And Save Harbors, to clean Lofts Pond in Baldwin, N.Y.
  • Gizzi Selected To IWLCA Boardwalk Region Second Team
    May 20, 2019
    On Monday, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced the All-Region Teams for the 2019 season. USMMA senior goalie Hanna Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) was one of the 256 student-athletes honored with a spot on the All-Region Team, as she was named to the Second Team in the Boardwalk Region.
  • Mariners See Two Academy Records Fall At Season-Ending ECAC Championships
    May 15, 2019
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s track & field team came in sixth place out of 21 teams that scored at the two-day ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship Meet that wrapped up on Thursday up at Southern Connecticut State University. The Mariners scored 50 points as a team. Rutgers-Newark won with 132 points, while Keene State (66) and Hunter (65) rounded out the top-three.
  • Men’s Track & Field Closes Out Season At ECAC Outdoor Championship Meet
    May 15, 2019
    The USMMA men’s track & field season came to an end on Thursday, the final day of the two-day ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship Meet, hosted by Southern Connecticut State University. The Mariners placed ninth out of the 25 teams that scored at the event with a total of 36 team points. Rutgers-Newark won the meet with 87 points, while Marywood (79) and Wesley (72) rounded out the top-three.
  • ECAC Selects Vandermeer As DIII Metro Women’s Track Athlete Of The Month
    May 13, 2019
    This past Friday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior Alexa Vandermeer (Grove Heights, Minn.) was chosen as its Division III Metro Region Track Athlete of the Month for the month April. The praise comes after Vandermeer’s performances in the Mariners’ four meets last month.
  • Willard Reaches 300 Career Points As Mariners’ Magical Season Ends With 13-11 Loss In Exciting NCAA First Round Game
    May 11, 2019
    The USMMA women’s lacrosse narrowly lost its exciting NCAA First Round matchup against Lebanon Valley on Saturday afternoon by the final score of 13-11 down at Salisbury University in Maryland. The defeat ends the Mariners’ season at 17-1, while the Dutchmen improve to 12-7 and move on to play the host Sea Gulls on Sunday in the Second Round. 
  • NCAA Tournament Preview: Mariners Make A Return Trip To Salisbury For Opening Rounds Of 2019 NCAA Championship
    May 10, 2019
    After repeating as Skyline Conference champions last Saturday, the USMMA women’s lacrosse team begins play in the 2019 NCAA DIII Championship with an opening-round matchup against the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. The game will take place at Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Stadium in Maryland. The winner will take on the host Sea Gulls the following day on Sunday, May 12th at 1 p.m.
  • Spinnenweber Earns Second-Straight Skyline Pitcher Of The Year Honor; Eight Mariners Land On All-Conference Teams
    May 09, 2019
    On Wednesday, the Skyline Conference announced the postseason award winners and All-Conference Teams for baseball and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy led all Skyline schools with eight student-athletes honored over the two teams, with senior starting pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) also being selected as the Skyline Pitcher of the Year for the second-consecutive season.
  • Seven Mariner Men’s Laxers Earn All-Skyline Praise
    May 06, 2019
    The Skyline Conference announced on Monday afternoon the postseason award winners and All-Conference Teams for men’s lacrosse and USMMA had seven student-athletes recognized. 
  • Mariners’ Season Concludes On Day 2 Of Skyline Tournament
    May 06, 2019
    The USMMA baseball team lost two games on the second day of the Skyline Conference double-elimination tournament on Monday at Farmingdale State. In the opener, the Mariners rallied late, but were edged by the top-seeded Rams, 5-4, in 12 innings. Merchant Marine then lost the elimination game against #3-seed Old Westbury, 8-4. The Mariners end the season with a 28-11 record.
  • Willard, Gizzi, Wohner & Simensky Headline Skyline Postseason Awards; Nine Mariners Selected To All-Conference Teams
    May 06, 2019
    On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced the postseason award winners and All-Skyline Teams for women’s lacrosse and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy WLAX program had a total of 10 individuals honored – nine student-athletes as well as head coach Kyle Simensky. 
  • Zakrevski And McGaffigan Selected To All-Skyline Teams
    May 06, 2019
    The Skyline Conference announced the postseason award winners and All-Conference Teams for men’s tennis on Monday and two members of the USMMA tennis team were recognized for their performances for the Mariners this year. Senior Daniel Zakrevski (Forest Hills, N.Y.) was selected by the conference head coaches to the All-Skyline First Team, while junior Justin McGaffigan (Quincy, Mass.) earned an All-Skyline Second Team selection.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Draws Lebanon Valley In NCAA First Round
    May 06, 2019
    The NCAA unveiled the 2019 Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship bracket late Sunday night and the back-to-back Skyline Conference Champion U.S. Merchant Marine Academy WLAX team found out where it will be traveling for the opening round this weekend as well as who it will play.
  • Skyline Baseball Tournament To Resume Monday
    May 06, 2019
    After two straight days of postponements due to poor field conditions and inclement weather, the 2019 Skyline Conference Baseball Double-Elimination Championship Tournament will resume later today, Monday, May 6.
  • Mariners Repeat As Skyline Conference Champs With 22-5 Win Over Farmingdale State
    May 04, 2019
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s lacrosse team won its second-straight Skyline Conference Championship on Saturday with a 22-5 home win over Farmingdale State at Brooks Stadium. The Mariners’ record moves to 17-0 on the season, as they’re the last undefeated team left in Division III, and they will move on to the 2019 NCAA DIII Women’s Lacrosse Championship tournament beginning next week. The Rams drop to 8-11 with the loss.
  • Baseball Moves On To Day Two Of Skyline Tourney With 5-2 Win Over Old Westbury On Friday
    May 03, 2019
    The #2-seed U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team won its first game of the Skyline Conference double-elimination tournament over #3-seed Old Westbury, 5-2, on Friday at top-seeded Farmingdale State.
  • Mariners Close Out Season With Loss To Top-Seeded Yeshiva In Skyline Semis
    May 03, 2019
    The USMMA tennis team had its season come to an end on Friday afternoon with a 5-1 loss to top-seed Yeshiva University in the semifinals of the 2019 Skyline Conference Championship.
  • Men's Lacrosse Advances To Skyline Finals With 21-8 Home Win Over Farmingdale State
    May 01, 2019
    The USMMA men's lacrosse team defeated visiting Farmingdale State, 21-8, on Wednesday night in the Skyline Conference Semifinals at Brooks Stadium. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 11-4 and will move on to the Skyline Finals for the second straight season, where they will look to defend their conference title against top-seed SUNY Maritime on Saturday. The Rams end the season 11-6.
  • Women’s Lax Will Defend Skyline Title After 23-8 Home Win Over SUNY Maritime In Semifinal Action Wednesday
    May 01, 2019
    The USMMA women’s lacrosse team earned its second-straight trip to the Skyline Championship Finals with a 23-8 home victory over visiting SUNY Maritime in the semifinals on Wednesday night at Brooks Stadium. The victory kept the Mariners undefeated at 16-0, as they move on to Saturday’s championship game where they’ll look to defend their crown against #2 seed Farmingdale State at home. In defeat, the Privateers end the season 8-6.
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