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  • Moore, Sydlowski And Murphy Named 2017 Football Team Captains
    August 09, 2017
    USMMA 13th-year head football coach Mike Toop ’77 has announced that three seniors have been tapped as the Mariners’ team captains for the upcoming 2017 campaign – quarterback Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.), linebacker Justin Sydlowski (Plymouth, Mich.) and offensive lineman Jake Murphy (Bethel Park, Pa.).
  • Toop Releases 2017 Football Schedule, Mariners’ First Year In NEWMAC
    July 05, 2017
    On Wednesday, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy head football coach Mike Toop ’77 announced the scheduled for the upcoming 2017 season, his 13th year on the sidelines here at his alma mater. The Mariners are coming off an impressive 5-4 campaign in 2016 and will look to continue their winning ways into the new season.
  • 2016-17 Athletic Award Winners Announced; Keyes And Fentress Earn Top Accolades
    June 16, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2017 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.
  • Mariner Football Team Participated In Annual Jack's Run For Autism Awareness 5K On Saturday
    May 08, 2017
    This past Saturday, May 6, USMMA Football participated in the annual Jack's Run for Autism Awareness 5K race. The event took place in Port Washington, N.Y.
  • Croall Selected For AFCA 30 Under 30 Leadership Institute
    January 18, 2017
    Earlier this month, USMMA football assistant coach Jameson Croall participated in the American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA) 30 Under 30 Leadership Institute. During the AFCA’s National Convention held in early January, Croall was selected as one of the top up-and-coming coaches in the nation under the age of 30, chosen from hundreds of applications.
  • Trio Of Mariners Selected As ECAC DIII South Football All-Stars
    December 23, 2016
    Earlier this month, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its Division III South ECAC All-Stars and three members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team were honored – sophomore fullback Wiley Martin (Polo, Mo.) and senior offensive lineman Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.) earned Second Team Offense accolades, while senior defensive back Patrick Keyes (Parsippany, N.J.) was selected to the Third Team Defense.
  • Keyes Leads All Tacklers, But Team Stars & Stripes Falls To Mexican All-Stars In Tazon de Estrellas
    December 17, 2016
    Despite USMMA senior Patrick Keyes (Parsippany, N.J.) leading all players in the game with 10 tackles, Team Stars & Stripes lost to the CONADEIP Mexican All-Stars, 51-26, this past Saturday in the Eighth Annual Tazon de Estrellas in Mexicali, Mexico. The Mariners had three players participate in the senior bowl game – Keyes, Robert Baker (Whitinsville, Mass.) and Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.).
  • Game Preview: Baker, Johnson & Keyes Ready For Tazon de Estrellas Tomorrow
    December 16, 2016
    After a busy week of practices and team meetings, along with opportunities to interact with the local youth football players and enjoying Mexico during their down time, Team Stars & Stripes representatives, including USMMA seniors Robert Baker (Whitinsville, Mass.), Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.) and Patrick Keyes (Parsippany, N.J.), are ready for Saturday’s Tazon de Estrellas.
  • Baker, Johnson And Keyes To Represent Team Stars & Stripes At Tazon de Estrellas
    December 12, 2016
    Three members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team have been selected to play in the eighth annual Tazon de Estrellas this coming Saturday, Dec. 17 – tight end Robert Baker (Whitinsville, Mass.), offensive lineman Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.) and defensive back Patrick Keyes (Parsippany, N.J.).
  • Johnson Named To D3football.com All-East Region Third Team
    December 07, 2016
    Earlier this week, U. S. Merchant Marine Academy senior offensive tackle Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.) was named to D3football.com’s 2016 All-East Region Third Team. The honor comes after Johnson’s role on the Mariners’ offensive line during this past season.
  • Nine Mariners Earn Postseason Accolades From Liberty League
    November 16, 2016
    On Wednesday, the Liberty League announced the end-of-the-year award winners and All-Liberty honors for the 2016 season and the USMMA football team had nine players recognized for their efforts this year. Four Mariners were named to the All-Liberty First Team, while two earned Second Team honors and three more were Honorable Mentions.
  • Dubreuil Named Liberty Football Rookie Of The Week; Moore Lands On Honor Roll
    November 15, 2016
    Two USMMA football players were honored by the Liberty League early this week after the final week of the regular season – freshman linebacker Reno Dubreuil (Moorpark, Calif.) was selected as the Rookie of the Week, while junior quarterback Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.) landed on the weekly honor roll.
  • 10 Mariners Earn Liberty League All-Academic Team Honors
    November 14, 2016
    Earlier this month, the Liberty League announced the All-Academic Teams for football and USMMA had 10 student-athletes join over 130 others from around the conference in receiving honors for their hard work in the classroom.
  • Football Beats Springfield On Senior Day, 15-12, To Finish With First Winning Season Since 2003
    November 12, 2016
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team ended the 2016 season on a great note on Saturday, defeating visiting Springfield College, 15-12, on Senior Day. With the victory, the Mariners end the year with a 5-4 overall record, the first winning season for the program since 2003 and Head Coach Mike Toop’s first winning season at Kings Point.
  • ESPN To Televise U.S. Merchant Marine Academy-U.S. Coast Guard Academy Football Game Beginning In 2017
    November 11, 2016
    Beginning in 2017, the annual Secretaries’ Cup football game featuring the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and arch-rival the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be televised around the world on the ESPN family of networks, the global broadcasting company announced on Friday morning. The plan moving forward will be to have the game as part of ESPN’s week-long celebration of Veterans Day, in which the network honors and celebrates the dedication and sacrifices of those who have serve our country – past, present and future.
  • Football Falls To Union On The Road, 42-16
    November 05, 2016
    The USMMA football team lost a Liberty League matchup on the road up at Union College on Saturday by the final score of 42-16. In defeat, the Mariners fall to an even 4-4 on the season (3-3 Liberty), while the Dutchmen improve to 3-6 (2-4 Liberty) with the win.
  • Moore Lands On Liberty Football Weekly Honor Roll
    October 25, 2016
    USMMA junior quarterback Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.) was featured on the Liberty League football weekly honor roll, the conference announced on Monday. This is the fifth week this season that Moore has been recognized by the Liberty League, as earned honor roll nods on Sept. 12 and Oct. 3 and was the league’s Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26 and Oct. 10.
  • Mariners Receive Vote In AFCA National Coaches’ Poll For First Time Ever
    October 24, 2016
    The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) released its weekly Division III National Coaches’ Poll on Monday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy was one of six teams that are receiving one vote in the poll.
  • Mariners Fall To St. Lawrence, 8-0, In Hoffman Cup Game
    October 22, 2016
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team lost to #15/16 St. Lawrence, 8-0, on Saturday afternoon in the annual Hoffman Cup game at Brooks Stadium. The loss drops the Mariners’ record to 4-3 (3-2 Liberty), while the Saints improve to 7-0 (4-0 Liberty).
  • McDonough Earns Liberty & ECAC Player Of The Week Honors; Keyes Lands On Liberty Honor Roll
    October 18, 2016
    USMMA junior kicker Jake McDonough (Wilmington, N.C.) earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors from both the Liberty League and the ECAC, both conferences announced early this week. The Liberty also selected senior defensive back Patrick Keyes (Parsippany, N.J.) to the weekly honor roll.
  • Mariners Edge RPI, 16-13, On McDonough’s Game-Winning Field Goal
    October 15, 2016
    For the second straight week, junior Jake McDonough (Wilmington, N.C.) won a game for the USMMA football team with a very late field goal, as he nailed a 27-yarder as time expired to lift the Mariners to a big 16-13 victory over RPI at home on Saturday at Brooks Stadium.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Sandoval Reflects On Hispanic-American Upbringing
    October 15, 2016
    In the United States of America, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15. It is a time when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to our country and celebrate the groups’ heritages and cultures.
  • Moore And Vitelli Receive Liberty League Weekly Honors
    October 11, 2016
    On Monday, the Liberty League released its weekly reports and two USMMA football players picked up accolades – junior quarterback Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.) was named the Liberty Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Joe Vitelli (Warrington, Pa.) was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week. The duo earned the honors after helping the Mariners defeat WPI on the road, 45-44, this past Saturday up in Worcester, Mass.
  • Mariners Erase Nine-Point Deficit Late In The Fourth To Shock WPI On The Road, 45-44
    October 08, 2016
    Junior Justin Sydlowski's (Plymouth, Mich.) interception with 2:13 to play eventually led to a game-winning field goal by classmate Jake McDonough (Wilmington, N.C.) with 13 seconds left to lift Merchant Marine to a 45-44 victory over WPI in a Liberty League matchup Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.
  • Liberty League Selects Moore To Weekly Football Honor Roll
    October 04, 2016
    On Monday, the Liberty League announced that USMMA junior quarterback Robert Moore (Pace, Fla.) was selected to the conference’s weekly football honor roll for his performance in the Mariners’ tough 38-35 road loss at Hobart this past Saturday.
  • Mariners Edged By Hobart, 38-35, In Back-And-Forth Affair
    October 01, 2016
    The USMMA football team lost a heartbreaker at undefeated Liberty League foe Hobart on Saturday afternoon, 38-35, in a game that featured six lead changes in the second half – including four in the fourth quarter alone (and two in the final minute). The loss drops the Mariners to an even 2-2 (1-1 Liberty) on the season, while the Statesmen improve to 5-0 (2-0 Liberty) in victory.
  • Moore Named Liberty League Offensive Player Of The Week
    September 27, 2016
    On Monday, the Liberty League announced its weekly award winners and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior quarterback Robert Moore (Pace, Fla.) was selected as the league’s Offensive Player of the Week for football. The honor comes on the heels of the Mariners’ huge 55-7 home victory over Rochester this past Saturday on Homecoming Day.
  • Coach Toop To Be Honored By New York Blood Center For Platelet Donations
    September 26, 2016
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 12th-year head football coach Mike Toop has been invited to attend a platelet donor recognition breakfast & awards ceremony this week at the Battery Gardens Harbor View Restaurant in Manhattan.
  • Mariners Stun Rochester, 55-7, For Seventh Largest Margin Of Victory In Program History
    September 24, 2016
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team scored early and often en route to a big 55-7 Liberty League victory over visiting University of Rochester on Saturday to cap off Homecoming Weekend festivities at Kings Point. The triumph improves the Mariners’ record to 2-1 (1-0 Liberty) on the season, while the Yellowjackets fall to 1-2 (0-1 Liberty) in defeat.
  • Woodburn Lands On Liberty League Football Weekly Honor Roll
    September 20, 2016
    For the second straight week, a USMMA football player has landed on the Liberty League Weekly Honor Roll, as this time it’s senior linebacker Josh Woodburn (Huntingtown, Md.) that gets the nod. The honor comes after Woodburn’s performance in the Mariners’ tough 20-16 road loss at SUNY Maritime this past Friday night.
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