• D3football.com Selects Swayne To National Team Of The Week
    October 17, 2017
    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.
  • Swayne Named NEWMAC Special Teams Player Of The Week
    October 16, 2017
    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.
  • Mariners Fall To #25 Springfield, 35-13, In Home NEWMAC Action Saturday
    October 14, 2017
    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. 
  • Moore Selected As NEWMAC Co-Offensive Player Of The Week
    October 10, 2017
    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.
  • Football Pulls Away From Norwich In Fourth For 52-17 NEWMAC Victory
    October 07, 2017
    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).
  • Turnovers Prove Costly In Mariners’ 35-7 Home Loss To MIT On Saturday
    September 30, 2017
    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).
  • Mariners Open NEWMAC Action With 56-31 Road Victory At Maine Maritime
    September 23, 2017
    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.
  • Mariners Drop Homecoming Game To SUNY Maritime, 38-31
    September 16, 2017
    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.
  • 10 New Members Inducted Into USMMA Athletics Hall Of Fame Friday Night
    September 18, 2017
    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.
  • Football Opens Season With 56-35 Victory Over Misericordia
    September 02, 2017
    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.
  • Mariners Picked To Finish Second In NEWMAC Preseason Coaches Poll
    September 01, 2017
    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.
  • Welcome To The Newly-Redesigned USMMASports.com!
    August 24, 2017
    Mariner fans... Welcome to the newly-redesigned USMMASports.com! More information to come shortly.
  • 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.
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