To celebrate NCAA Division III Week, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) caught up with some of the top senior student-athletes at the Academy to find out why they chose to compete at the Division III level at USMMA. Our first spotlight of “#D3Week” is with football’s senior captain Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.).
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior offensive lineman Bob Heyward (Islip Terrace, N.Y.) was selected to the First Team of D3football.com’s All-East Region, the organization announced on Tuesday evening. This is the second-straight season that a Mariner O-Lineman has been honored on the All-East Region Team, as Parker Johnson ’17 earned a Third Team selection in 2016.
On Wednesday, the NEWMAC Conference announced the 2017 Football Postseason Awards after its successful inaugural season. Two Mariners were selected to the NEWMAC Football First Team All-Conference while six others landed on the Second Team.
Both the NEWMAC Football Conference and the Skyline Conference announced the Fall 2017 All-Sportsmanship Teams recently and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of four Midshipmen-Athletes named to their respective teams – one for each fall sport.
The NEWMAC Conference announced its Football All-Academic Team last week and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of six student-athletes earn spots on the team. In total, an impressive 87 football student-athletes in the NEWMAC were honored this year.
For the second week this season, D3football.com has honored the USMMA football program with a selection to the national Team of the Week. This week it was the Mariners’ unsung heroes, the entire offensive line, and senior cornerback Anthony Sandoval (Palmdale, Calif.) that were given the distinction of the best in the country at their positions after Merchant Marine’s 48-23 road victory over arch-rival Coast Guard this past Saturday in the annual Secretaries’ Cup game.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team has been selected by the ECAC to play in the Clayton Chapman Bowl Game this Friday night, Nov. 17, against the Buffalo State Bengals. The matchup will be the first of ECAC’s weekend-long ECAC Division III Football Fest (#ECACD3FBFEST) at the University of Delaware.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team defeated arch-rival Coast Guard, 48-23, on Saturday afternoon in the annual Secretaries' Cup Game up at the Bears? Cadet Memorial Stadium. The game was broadcasted live and streamed on ESPN3 as part of ESPN?s week-long celebration of Veterans Day.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team will hit the road to take on arch-rival Coast Guard on Saturday, Nov. 11, up in New London, Conn., in the annual Secretaries’ Cup Game. Kickoff is slated for 12-noon at the Bears’ Cadet Memorial Field.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team unveiled its new uniform for this weekend's Secretaries' Cup game against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The uniforms, which were made possible with the help of the USMMA AAF’s Mariner Gridiron Club, are a tribute and throwback to the Kings Point uniform of the 1970’s.
On Monday, the NEWMAC Conference announced that USMMA senior quarterback Brice Moore (Pace, Fla.) was selected as the league’s Offensive Player of the Week for football. The honor, Moore’s second of the season (Oct. 10), comes after his performance in the Mariners’ record-tying 62-27 home NEWMAC victory over Catholic this past Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, the USMMA football team welcomed in NEWMAC opponent Catholic for a 12-noon tilt on Capt. Tomb Field at Brooks Stadium. Prior to kickoff, the Mariners paid tribute to their 19 graduating seniors with a special Senior Day Ceremony. To view a photo gallery of the ceremony, click here (Note: More photos will be added later Saturday).
The Secretaries' Cup football game next Saturday, Nov. 11, between the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be streamed live on ESPN3 from Coast Guard’s Cadet Memorial Field in New London, Conn., beginning at noon.
For the third-consecutive year, USMMA Head Football Coach Mike Toop ’77 will be honored by the New York Blood Center for his continued blood platelet and white blood cell donations. The NYBC will honor the top donors on Long Island today, October 26, at the ‘Best of Long Island’ Annual Recognition Event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Westbury.
The USMMA football team lost its NEWMAC road contest at WPI, 41-7, on Saturday afternoon at the Engineers’ Alumni Stadium. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 3-4 (2-3 NEWMAC), while WPI improves to 5-2 (3-1 NEWMAC).
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.).