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  • Nine Mariners Earn Postseason Accolades From Liberty League
    November 16, 2016
    Nine Mariners Earn Postseason Accolades From Liberty League 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
    Dubreuil Named Liberty Football Rookie Of The Week; Moore Lands On Honor Roll 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
    10 Mariners Earn Liberty League All-Academic Team Honors 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
    Football Beats Springfield On Senior Day, 15-12, To Finish With First Winning Season Since 2003 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
    ESPN To Televise U.S. Merchant Marine Academy-U.S. Coast Guard Academy Football Game Beginning In 2017 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
    Football Falls To Union On The Road, 42-16 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
    Moore Lands On Liberty Football Weekly Honor Roll 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
    Mariners Receive Vote In AFCA National Coaches’ Poll For First Time Ever 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
    Mariners Fall To St. Lawrence, 8-0, In Hoffman Cup Game 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
    McDonough Earns Liberty & ECAC Player Of The Week Honors; Keyes Lands On Liberty Honor Roll 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
    Mariners Edge RPI, 16-13, On McDonough’s Game-Winning Field Goal 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
    Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Sandoval Reflects On Hispanic-American Upbringing 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
    Moore And Vitelli Receive Liberty League Weekly Honors 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
    Mariners Erase Nine-Point Deficit Late In The Fourth To Shock WPI On The Road, 45-44 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
    Liberty League Selects Moore To Weekly Football Honor Roll 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
    Mariners Edged By Hobart, 38-35, In Back-And-Forth Affair 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
    Moore Named Liberty League Offensive Player Of The Week 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
    Coach Toop To Be Honored By New York Blood Center For Platelet Donations 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
    Mariners Stun Rochester, 55-7, For Seventh Largest Margin Of Victory In Program History 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
    Woodburn Lands On Liberty League Football Weekly Honor Roll 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.
  • Football Falls To SUNY Maritime, 20-16, Friday Night
    September 16, 2016
    Football Falls To SUNY Maritime, 20-16, 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.
  • Moore Selected To Liberty League Weekly Honor Roll
    September 12, 2016
    Moore Selected To Liberty League Weekly Honor Roll 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.
  • Football Defeats Coast Guard To Retain Secretaries’ Cup
    September 10, 2016
    Football Defeats Coast Guard To Retain Secretaries’ Cup The USMMA football team won the Secretaries’ Cup for the second consecutive season on Saturday, downing arch-rival Coast Guard, 31-27, in the 2016 season-opener at the Bears’ Cadet Memorial Field.
  • James Kikel Joins Football Coaching Staff As Quarterbacks Coach
    August 25, 2016
    James Kikel Joins Football Coaching Staff As Quarterbacks Coach U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 12th-year head football coach Mike Toop announced earlier this month that James Kikel will be joining his staff ahead of the 2016 season as the program’s quarterbacks coach. Kikel officially started his new position back on August 8
  • Baker, Keyes And Woodburn Selected As 2016 Football Captains
    August 02, 2016
    Baker, Keyes And Woodburn Selected As 2016 Football Captains Last week, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team selected its captains for the upcoming 2016 season and a trio of seniors will serve as the leaders for the squad both on and off the field this year – tight end Robert Baker (Whitinsville, Mass.), defensive back Patrick Keyes (Parsippany, N.J.) and linebacker Josh Woodburn (Huntingtown, Md.).
  • 2016 Mariner Football Schedule Announced
    July 08, 2016
    2016 Mariner Football Schedule Announced On Friday, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy head football coach Mike Toop announced the schedule for the upcoming 2016 season, his 12th year at the helm of the program. The nine-game slate begins on Saturday, Sept. 10 and the regular season last through the second weekend in November.
  • McDaniels Leads Team Stars & Stripes To 15-14 Win In Tazón de Estrellas
    December 19, 2015
    McDaniels Leads Team Stars & Stripes To 15-14 Win In Tazón de Estrellas Less than 24 hours after arriving in Mexico, Team Stars & Stripes ran a two-point play on the first day of practice, Matt McDaniels tossing a pass to fellow quarterback Brady Huber in the end zone.
  • McDaniels Prepared For Tazón de Estrellas After Busy Week In Mexico; Watch The Game Live!
    December 18, 2015
    McDaniels Prepared For Tazón de Estrellas After Busy Week In Mexico; Watch The Game Live! USMMA senior quarterback Matt McDaniels (Malverne, N.Y.) has been in Baja, Mexico, since Sunday as he was selected to play in the Tazón de Estrellas representing Team Stars & Stripes – a 41-man roster made up of seniors from a total of 27 Division III institutions. McDaniels and the squad will square off against the CONADEIP All-Stars from the CONADEIP private universities in Mexico with the contest scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. EST at the Margarita Astiazrán de Fimbres Stadium in Baja.
  • McDaniels Selected To Compete For Team Stars & Stripes At Seventh Annual Tazón de Estrellas
    December 11, 2015
    McDaniels Selected To Compete For Team Stars & Stripes At Seventh Annual Tazón de Estrellas U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior quarterback Matt McDaniels (Malverne, N.Y.) has been selected to play in a DIII Senior All-Star Game, as it was announced earlier this week that he will represent Team Stars & Stripes at the Seventh Annual Tazón de Estrellas in Mexico. The opponent for the contest will be the CONADEIP All-Stars selected from the CONADEIP private universities in Mexico and the game is scheduled to be played next Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Margarita Astiazrán de Fimbres Stadium in Baja.
  • Martin Named Liberty Rookie Of The Year; Eight Total Mariners Honored Including Two First Teamers
    November 18, 2015
    Martin Named Liberty Rookie Of The Year; Eight Total Mariners Honored Including Two First Teamers U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman fullback Wiley Martin (Polo, Mo.) was named the 2015 Liberty League Rookie of the Year on Wednesday morning when the league announced its postseason awards. Eight other Mariners earned accolades, including senior Matt McDaniels (Malverne, N.Y.) and junior Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.) landing on the First Team All-Liberty, while three earned a spot on the Second Team and Martin along with two others were named All-Liberty Honorable Mentions.
  • McDaniels Lands On Liberty Weekly Honor Roll For Third Time
    November 17, 2015
    McDaniels Lands On Liberty Weekly Honor Roll For Third Time The Liberty League announced the weekly honors for the final week of the season on Monday and USMMA senior quarterback Matt McDaniels (Malverne, N.Y.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. This is the second-consecutive week McDaniels earned this accolade and third time this season.
  • Despite Five Forced Turnovers, Mariners End Season With 21-14 Loss At St. Lawrence
    November 14, 2015
    Despite Five Forced Turnovers, Mariners End Season With 21-14 Loss At St. Lawrence The USMMA football team lost to Liberty League foe St. Lawrence, 21-14, in the final game of the regular season on Saturday at the Saints’ Leckonby Stadium. In defeat, the Mariners end the year with a 3-6 overall record (2-5 Liberty), while St. Lawrence retains the Hoffman Cup and wins the 2015 Liberty League title with an 8-2 record, including a 6-1 mark in conference action.
  • McDaniels Earns Weekly Honor Roll Nod After Leading Mariners Past Union
    November 09, 2015
    McDaniels Earns Weekly Honor Roll Nod After Leading Mariners Past Union On Monday, the Liberty League announced the weekly awards for football and USMMA senior quarterback Matt McDaniels (Malverne, N.Y.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll for his performance in the Mariners’ 24-14 home victory over Union College this past Saturday. This is the second time this season that McDaniels landed on the weekly honor roll, as he also did so back on Oct. 17.
  • Mariners Sink Dutchmen, 24-14, On Senior Day
    November 07, 2015
    Mariners Sink Dutchmen, 24-14, On Senior Day On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team hosted Liberty League foe Union College at Brooks Stadium for the final home contest of the 2015 season. Prior to kickoff, the program paid tribute to its 13 graduating seniors with a special Senior Day ceremony.
  • 16 Mariners Earn Liberty Football All-Academic Honors
    November 05, 2015
    16 Mariners Earn Liberty Football All-Academic Honors On Thursday, the Liberty League announced the All-Academic Teams for football and USMMA had 16 student-athletes join over 150 others from around the conference in receiving honors for their hard work in the classroom.
  • Football Drops Liberty League Game At WPI Friday Night
    October 23, 2015
    Football Drops Liberty League Game At WPI Friday Night The USMMA football team lost its Liberty League contest to WPI, 38-8, on the road Friday night at the Engineers’ Alumni Stadium. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 2-5 (1-4 Liberty) going into a bye week, while WPI improves to 6-2 (2-2 Liberty).
  • Deegan Named Liberty Rookie Of The Week; McDaniels Lands On Honor Roll
    October 19, 2015
    Deegan Named Liberty Rookie Of The Week; McDaniels Lands On Honor Roll On Monday, the Liberty League announced its weekly honors for football and USMMA freshman defensive lineman Charles Deegan (Huntington, N.Y.) was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week, while senior quarterback Matt McDaniels (Malverne, N.Y.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. The accolades come after the duo’s performances in the Mariners’ exciting 22-21 home victory over Springfield on Saturday.
  • Mariners Stun Springfield, 22-21, For First Win Over Pride Since ’97
    October 17, 2015
    Mariners Stun Springfield, 22-21, For First Win Over Pride Since ’97 Coming into Saturday’s action, the USMMA football team hadn’t defeated Springfield College in 18 years, and it took a frantic final couple of minutes at Brooks Stadium to change that, as the Mariners edged the Pride, 22-21, for their first Liberty League win in two seasons.
  • Wiley Martin Earns Spot On Liberty Football Weekly Honor Roll
    October 13, 2015
    Wiley Martin Earns Spot On Liberty Football Weekly Honor Roll On Monday, the Liberty League announced the weekly honors for football and USMMA freshman fullback Wiley Martin (Polo, Mo.) earned a spot on the league’s honor roll. The accolade comes after the rookie’s performance in the Mariners’ 24-17 road loss at Rochester this past Saturday.
  • Mariners Fall Short Of Rochester, 24-17, On The Road Saturday
    October 10, 2015
    Mariners Fall Short Of Rochester, 24-17, On The Road Saturday The USMMA football team lost its road Liberty League contest to Rochester, 24-17, on Saturday at the Yellowjackets’ Edwin Fauver Stadium. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 1-4 (0-3 Liberty) on the season, while Rochester improves to 4-1 (2-1 Liberty).
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