A day after being named the NEWMAC Special Teams Player of the Week, D3football.com announced its National Team of the Week on Tuesday morning and USMMA senior Erik Swayne (Great Falls, Va.) earned a spot on the team as a punter.
The NEWMAC Conference announced its weekly football award winners on Monday and USMMA senior kicker/punter Erik Swayne (Great Falls, Va.) was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Week. The accolade comes after Swayne’s performance in the Mariners’ 35-13 home loss to #25 Springfield this past Saturday.
The USMMA football team lost a NEWMAC contest to #25 Springfield College, 35-13, at home on Saturday at Brooks Stadium. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to an even 3-3 (2-2 NEWMAC), while the Pride remains undefeated and improve to 7-0 (4-0 NEWMAC) with the victory.
On Tuesday, the NEWMAC Conference announced its weekly award winners for football and USMMA senior quarterback Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.) was named the league’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The accolade comes after Moore’s performance in the Mariners’ 52-17 road victory over Norwich on Saturday.
The USMMA football team went ahead on a touchdown late in the third quarter and used a strong fourth to power past NEWMAC opponent Norwich, 52-17, on Saturday up in Vermont. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 3-2 (2-1 NEWMAC), while the Cadets fall to 0-6 (0-3 NEWMAC).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team lost its NEWMAC Conference contest to visiting MIT, 35-7, on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium. The Mariners fall to an even 2-2 on the season (1-1 NEWMAC) with the loss, while the Engineers improve to 4-1 (2-0 NEWMAC).
For the second time in three games, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team put up 56 points, as the Mariners defeated Maine Maritime, 56-31, on Saturday at the (Maine Maritime) Mariners’ Ritchie Field in the first league game in the newly-formed NEWMAC football conference. With the victory, the (USMMA) Mariners improve to 2-1 (1-0 NEWMAC), while Maine Maritime falls to 0-3 (0-1 NEWMAC) in defeat.
On Saturday, the USMMA football team hosted rival SUNY Maritime at Brooks Stadium for Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend festivities. After the Mariners jumped out to a 14-0 lead early, the Privateers answered back in the second and the two teams ended up knotted up at 24-24 at halftime. Merchant Marine jumped ahead early in the second half and led 31-24 after the third, however Maritime scored two touchdowns in the fourth, including the go-ahead TD with just 1:09 to play, to claim the victory.
This past Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Department inducted 10 new members into its Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the Academy’s and the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation’s (AAF) Homecoming celebration this weekend. The Alumni Association and Foundation hosted the event in Melville Hall on campus here in Kings Point.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team began the 2017 season off on the right foot with a 56-35 victory over visiting Misericordia University in front of a great crowd at Brooks Stadium during Parents Weekend. The 56 points were the highest point-total for the Mariners in the tenure of Head Coach Mike Toop ’77 – besting last year’s mark of 55 on Homecoming against Rochester – and was also tied for the program’s fifth-most points in a game in Academy history.
On Wednesday, the NEWMAC revealed the preseason coaches poll for the upcoming 2017 football season – the league’s first year sponsoring football – and USMMA was picked by the conference’s head coaches to finish in second place.
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.).
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.
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.