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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The USMMA football team lost its second game of the season, and final non-conference game, on Friday night to local rival SUNY Maritime, 20-16, at the Privateers’ Reinhart Field. The loss drops the Mariners’ record to an even 1-1 on the season, while Maritime improves to 2-1.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior quarterback Robert Moore (Pace, Fla.) was named to the Liberty League Football Weekly Honor Roll on Monday afternoon for his performance in the Mariners’ 31-27 Secretaries’ Cup victory over arch-rival Coast Guard on Saturday.