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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently announced the Division III Scholar All-American Awards and among the 261 student-athletes that were recognized were four members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – senior Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas), junior Joshua Glantzman (Allenwood, N.J.) and freshmen Billy Sims (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and Dominick Esposito (Marlboro, N.J.).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s track & field team came in second place in the 2019 Skyline Conference Championship Meet, hosted by Farmingdale State on Sunday. Junior Alexa Vandermeer (Grove Heights, Minn.) was named the Skyline Track Athlete of the Year after scoring the most points for any team at the event.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team came in second place in the 2019 Skyline Conference Championship Meet, hosted by Farmingdale State on Sunday. The Mariners scored a total of 172 points as a team on the day, which was behind just the champions, the host Rams, who led the pack with 263 points.
The USMMA baseball team swept Skyline Conference opponent St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn on Saturday, winning the first game 8-3, before taking the second, 4-1. With the two wins, Merchant Marine 11th-year head coach Michael Notebaert earned his 200th career victory. The Mariners end the regular season with a 27-9 record (14-4 Skyline), with the 27 wins a program record for the regular season, while the Bears fall to 15-19-1 (4-14 Skyline) with the losses.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s lacrosse team secured the #2 seed in the upcoming Skyline Conference Tournament with a 19-6 road win at Purchase College on Saturday afternoon. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 10-4 (5-1 Skyline), while the Panthers end the season 6-7 (1-5 Skyline).
On Friday, the U.S. Merchant Mariner Academy tennis team lost its regular season-finale on the road at non-conference opponent Drew University, 8-1. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to an even 6-6, while the Rangers improve to 15-7 with the victory.