USMMA Football Attends 2013 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Snow Ball with “Mighty Mikey” February 27, 2013 | Football The Merchant Marine Academy football team continued its support of their adopted team member, Mikey, a child battling pediatric brain tumors, at the 2013 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Snowball. [read more]
Merchant Marine’s Alex Coviello Ends Career Fittingly; Leads Team Stars & Stripes in Mexico December 19, 2012 | Football What Coviello would soon discover is that his trip would be one of the most unforgettable experiences of his football career. [read more]
Watch Alex Coviello Play Live on Saturday; Tazon De Estrellas To Be Aired Live From Mexico Via Webcast December 13, 2012 | Football The Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) will be broadcast live via a webcast from the La Fortaleza Azul (The Blue Fortress) in Guadalajara at 12pm CST on Saturday, December 15 as Team Stars & Stripes faces Mexico’s CONADEIP All-Stars. [read more]
Alex Coviello Tabbed to Represent Team Stars & Stripes in Mexico in "Bowl of the Stars” November 29, 2012 | Football Senior quarterback Alex Coviello (Cape Coral, FL) will represent the USA as D-III NCAA all-stars suit up against CONADEIP all-stars in Guadalara Mexico at 12:00 pm CET on Saturday, December 15 for the "Bowl of the Stars". [read more]
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November 29, 2012 | Football Alex Coviello Tabbed to Represent Team Stars & Stripes in Mexico in "Bowl of the Stars” Senior quarterback Alex Coviello (Cape Coral, FL) will represent the USA as D-III NCAA all-stars suit up against CONADEIP all-stars in Guadalara Mexico at 12:00 pm CET on Saturday, December 15 for the "Bowl of the Stars".
November 14, 2012 | Football Tyler Washington Named to All-Liberty League First-Team; Gosselin and Kennedy to Second-Team Junior Tyler Washington (Chatham, NY), who led Merchant Marine with 76 tackles in 2012, has been named to the All-Liberty League First-Team as chosen by the conference’s head coaches.
November 10, 2012 | Football USMMA Claims Hoffman Cup with 33-12 Victory; Secures Program’s Best Season in 10 Years Alex Coviello (Cape Coral, FL) was named Merchant Marine’s MVP of the Hoffman Cup as the Mariners topped St. Lawrence, 33-12, Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium
November 10, 2012 | Football Football Hosts St. Lawrence Tomorrow on Senior Day USMMA's 19 graduating players will be honored before tomorrow's contest.
November 9, 2012 | Football Margrey and Hendrix Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team Sophomores Jacob Margrey (Baldwinsville, NY) and Andrew Hendrix (Virginia Beach, VA) have both been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District team.
November 3, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Strikes First But Falls at Union Alex Coviello (Cape Coral, FL) capped the opening drive of the game with a 34-yard touchdown run for USMMA but the Mariners ultimately dropped a 51-7 decision Saturday afternoon at Union.
October 22, 2012 | Football Skyler Stone Named Liberty League Rookie of the Week Skyler Stone (Glen Allen, VA) had his fingerprints all over the Mariners 28-13 triumph over WPI, earning him Liberty League Rookie of the Week accolades.
October 20, 2012 | Football Second Half Surge Propels Mariners to 28-13 Triumph Over WPI; USMMA Back to .500 The USMMA football team rattled off 28 straight points Saturday afternoon en route to a 28-13 victory in a Liberty League contest against WPI at Brooks Stadium.
October 20, 2012 | Football Mariners Welcome WPI to Brooks Stadium Tomorrow at 2:30 pm USMMA returns home for a Saturday afternoon match-up with WPI.
October 13, 2012 | Football USMMA Football Stumbles in Loss at Springfield The Mariners dropped a 66-13 decision at Springfield College Saturday afternoon in a Liberty League match-up.
October 13, 2012 | Football Mariners Set For Saturday Matinee at Springfield The USMMA football team travels to Springfield to face-off with the Pride tomorrow at 2:00 pm.
October 6, 2012 | Football Rochester (NY) Surges Past USMMA, 44-26 In a game with over 800 yards of total offense the Rochester Yellowjackets used a potent offensive attack to defeat Merchant Marine, 44-26, Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
October 6, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Tangles with Rochester Saturday at Brooks Stadium USMMA, in search of a third straight win, hosts Rochester Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
September 29, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten RPI, 34-31, on Homecoming The homecoming crowd at Brooks Stadium was treated to a 34-31 USMMA victory over RPI Saturday afternoon as quarterback Alex Coviello shined in his return from an injury with 141 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
September 29, 2012 | Football USMMA Hosts Liberty League Rival RPI Saturday on Homecoming Merchant Marine will take on an unbeaten team for the second straight week as they welcome Rensselaer to Brooks Stadium Saturday afternoon for a showdown on Homecoming.
September 22, 2012 | Football Mariners Battle Tough But Fall, 42-21, at #13 Hobart The USMMA Football team kept things interesting early and scored late but ultimately were unable to pull off an upset of #13 Hobart Saturday afternoon in the Liberty League opener for both teams.
September 22, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Opens Liberty League Slate Tomorrow at #13 Hobart USMMA will bring back-to-back wins into its first game of the Liberty League schedule as the Mariners clash with defending champion #13 Hobart Saturday afternoon in Geneva, NY.
September 17, 2012 | Football Daniel Kennedy Tabbed Liberty League Special Teams Performer of the Week Kennedy kicked a pair of fourth quarter field goals in the Mariners 19-14 win over Maritime en route to being named the Liberty League Special Teams Performer of the Week.
September 15, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Downs Rival Maritime, 19-14, on Parents’ Weekend The Merchant Marine football team racked up 304 rushing yards, including 134 and a pair of touchdowns from Luke Stidham (Baltimore, MD), en route to a 19-14 triumph over the Maritime Privateers Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
September 15, 2012 | Football USMMA Set For Saturday Showdown with Maritime (NY) on Parents' Weekend The Mariners play their first home game of 2012 against Maritime (NY) as the two sides meet at Brooks Stadium Saturday afternoon.
September 10, 2012 | Football John-Leon Gosselin Tabbed Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week John-Leon Gosselin's (Nashua, NH) three touchdowns and 146 rushing yards propelled him to Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week accolades.
September 8, 2012 | Football Secretaries’ Cup Stays in Kings Point After Wild 43-37 Victory over Coast Guard John-Leon Gosselin (Nashua, NH) scored three touchdowns as Merchant Marine continued its recent dominance over rival Coast Guard, bringing the Secretaries’ Cup back to Kings Point for the 12th time in the last 15 years with a 43-37 triumph Saturday afternoon.
September 8, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Football Looks to #BeatCoastGuard Tomorrow The most anticipated game of every USMMA football season is here as the Mariners clash with rival Coast Guard for the Secretaries’ Cup tomorrow afternoon in New London, CT.
September 1, 2012 | Football Second Half Shootout Ends in USMMA Loss at Susquehanna, 37-21 Selinsgrove, PA – The Merchant Marine Football Team held a 21-17 advantage mid-way through the fourth quarter but Susquehanna rallied late to capture a 37-21 victory on the opening day of the 2012 football season.
August 31, 2012 | Football Football Gears Up For Opening Day Clash at Susquehanna USMMA battles Susquehanna on the road at 4:00 pm tomorrow.
August 27, 2012 | Football Merchant Marine Tabbed Seventh in 2012 Liberty League Preseason Poll The 2012 USMMA Football team has been picked to finish seventh in the Liberty League, in the annual preseason poll of the league's head coaches.
August 7, 2012 | Football USMMA Hosts Wounded Warriors at Golf Outing
April 17, 2012 | Football Kings Point Announces 2012 Football Schedule
December 15, 2011 | Football Sea Year: For Harrison, seeing the world just got better and better Before he attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the furthest that senior defensive back Jake Harrison had journeyed from his native Boston was to the west coast in California. But that all changed in his plebe year on his Year at Sea. So imagine the reaction Harrison had when he had the opportunity to see the world halfway around the world in lands and places he could never dream of visiting.
November 16, 2011 | Football Five Mariners earn All-Liberty League honors Five members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy were named to the All-Liberty League team on Wednesday. Two Mariners earned first-team recognition; while another three players were selected to the second team.
November 14, 2011 | Football Coviello runs, passes his way to men’s athlete of the week again For the second time this season and for the second time in five weeks, junior quarterback Alex Coviello was selected Mariners’ men’s athlete of the week on Monday.
November 12, 2011 | Football Gosselin finishes with 1,023 rushing yards On the final day of the football season, junior running back John-Leon Gosselin broke the 1,000-yard barrier.
November 12, 2011 | Football Mariners finish up on a winning note, down RPI, 31-24; 1st win in Troy since 1960 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrapped up its season on a winning note on Saturday, winning at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the first time since 1960. Junior quarterback Alex Coviello ran for 135 yards and threw for 164 and three touchdowns to lead the Mariners to a 31-24 Liberty victory over RPI in the season finale for both teams.
November 12, 2011 | Football Toop on the football season: “As tough as I’ve had” As the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy team prepares for its season finale at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, head coach Mike Toop said this past season was “as tough as I’ve had.”
November 12, 2011 | Football Follow Mariners' football season-finale at RPI on the internet You have three options to keep up with the final football game of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday.
November 5, 2011 | Football Mariners hope to rediscover their attack and take the offensive vs. Union The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hopes to rediscover its attack in its final home game of the season against Union College on Saturday.
November 5, 2011 | Football Mariners’ home season finale on the web this Saturday Once again, you won't be too far away from a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football game. The Mariners’ final home game of the season against Union College will be available on the web on the Mariner Broadcast Network on Saturday.
November 5, 2011 | Football Failed third-, fourth-down conversions haunt Mariners in 33-14 loss U.S. Merchant Marine Academy head football coach Mike Toop got right to the point when he analyzed his team’s 33-14 Liberty League loss to Union College on Saturday.
November 5, 2011 | Football Football notebook: Seniors get their (Satur)day in the sun The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will recognize and honor its senior class on the football team prior to its final home game of the season against Union College on Saturday.
October 22, 2011 | Football Kings Point falls at unbeaten Hobart, 42-14 Kings Point could not stop the juggernaut named Hobart College, which recorded a 42-14 Liberty League victory on Saturday afternoon.
October 22, 2011 | Football Merchant Marine faces a tough road at Hobart (4-0) In a season in which the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tried to slow down Johns Hopkins run-and-gun passing attack and Springfield College’s relentless ground game, the Mariners take on arguably their most formidable foe of the season on Saturday.
October 22, 2011 | Football Listen to Mariners football on the web this Saturday Once again, you won’t be too far away from a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football game. The Mariners game at Hobart College will be available on the web on the Mariner Broadcast Network on Saturday.
October 15, 2011 | Football Mark Kelly shows you can come home again You can come home again. Ask just retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who returned to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy campus for the first time in years with other alumni on Homecoming on Saturday.
October 15, 2011 | Football Mariners get stung by Yellowjackets on Homecoming, 45-16 The University of Rochester did its best and then some to ruin the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Homecoming Day on Saturday, recording a 45-16 victory over the hosts at Tomb Field.
October 15, 2011 | Football Given the option, Coviello will run and run to daylight A running back by nature, junior quarterback Alex Coviello seems to be well suited for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s option offense. He can run and he can run.
October 15, 2011 | Football Toop hopes for some defensive consistency vs. Rochester So, what type of defense will we see from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy against the University of Rochester on Saturday? Will it be the unit that surrendered 20 first-half points in the 34-27 away win at Worcester Polytechnic Institute or will it be the one that allowed the hosts to only seven points in the final 30 minutes?
October 14, 2011 | Football Academy’s Hall of Fame to induct seven new members The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will induct seven new members into its Atheltic Hall of Fame on Friday night. The Class of 2011 included Jeffrey Brennan (’95, soccer), Kevin Feighery (’95, football, basketball and baseball), Louis Broccoli (’55, track and cross country), Donald Cocazzo (’70, football), Michael Connors (’81, crew), Dominic DeFilippi (honorary) and George Edward “Skip” Prosser (’72, special).
October 13, 2011 | Football Listen to Mariners football on the web this Saturday If you can't get to this year’s Homecoming game, let the Kings Point-University of Rochester football game come to you on the Mariner Broadcast Network.
October 12, 2011 | Football National website names Coviello one of 6 offensive players of the week The honors keep on rolling in for U.S. Merchant Marine quarterback Alex Coviello, who was named a Beyond Sports Network Division III offensive player of the week by the website on Wednesday.
October 11, 2011 | Football Kings Point's Coviello, Grennan named Liberty League players of the week Kings Point junior quarterback Alex Coviello and senior kicker Richard Grennan were honored by the Liberty League for their roles in the 34-27 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute last Saturday.
October 11, 2011 | Football Coviello runs away with Mariners’ men’s athlete of the week honors U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior quarterback Alex Coviello, who rushed for a career high 243 yards in the 34-27 road win at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, has been named the Mariners’ men’s athlete of the week.
October 8, 2011 | Football Coviello's big day boosts Kings Point over WPI, 34-27 Quarterback Alex Coviello rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns, leading the U.S. Merchant Marchine Academy to a 34-27 victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Liberty League at Alumni Field on Saturday.
October 7, 2011 | Football Mariners hope to stop chasing the game at WPI When his Mariners take on Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, there is one thing U.S. Merchant Marine Academy head coach Mike Toop wants to see: His team score first.
October 6, 2011 | Football You can listen to the Kings Point-WPI game on Saturday afternoon here If you can't get to the game, let the Kings Point-Worcester Polytechnic Institute football game come to you on the Mariner Broadcast Network.
October 5, 2011 | Football Dunn named Mariners' men's athlete of the week Sophomore wide receiver Chase Dunn, who caught two more touchdown receptions last week, was named the Mariners’ men’s athlete of the week.
October 1, 2011 | Football Merchant Marine 2nd-half rally falls short in 41-21 loss to Springfield After spotting Springfield College a 21-point lead, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy staged a second-half rally to pull within seven points before the comeback fell short in a 41-21 non-conference loss at Tomb Field on Saturday.
September 28, 2011 | Football Listen to Kings Point-Springfield game on Saturday here If you can’t get to the game, let the Kings Point-Springfield football game come to you on the Mariner Broadcast Network.
September 28, 2011 | Football Toop: 'We have to do everything right to win' No one has to remind Merchant Marine head coach Mike Toop that his football team has little or no room for error against Springfield College at home this Saturday.
September 24, 2011 | Football Mariners lose in Hoffman Cup at St. Lawrence, 20-10 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy spotted St. Lawrence to a 20-point lead, but could not overcome the deficit en route to a 20-10 loss at Leckonby Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
September 24, 2011 | Football Football team visits St. Lawrence in Liberty opener The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team takes its longest road trip of the season to face St. Lawrence University on Saturday. The Mariners just hope the ride home seems a lot shorter with a win. After a bus ride that could take as long as 10 hours, Kings Point (1-2) battles the Saints in their Liberty League opener and for an opportunity to win back the Hoffman Cup at 1 p.m. Saturday.
September 23, 2011 | Football How the Hoffman Cup came to be Tom Hoffman, a 1975 graduate of St. Lawrence, very nearly followed in his father's footsteps and came to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. His father, Capt. Richard A. Hoffman is a 1944 graduate of Kings Point and wanted his son to experience an education at the service academy.
September 22, 2011 | Football Listen to Kings Point-St. Lawrence game on Saturday here This week’s Kings Point football game might be hundreds of miles away in upstate New York on Saturday, but you can listen to it on the Mariner Broadcast Network.
September 17, 2011 | Football Kings Point loses to rival Maritime, 13-7 There were no dramatic, 11th-hour heroics for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy this time. A week after the offense clicked on all cylinders and pulled out one of its most memorable recent wins, Kings Point could not get it into gear in a 13-7 non-conference football loss to archrival SUNY-Maritime on Saturday.
September 16, 2011 | Football Raising money to battle pediatric cancer is not a hairy situation for the football team The football team had a close shave on Friday afternoon, and the Mariners didn’t even play a game. Some 60 members of the team ventured down to the U.S. Merchant Marine barbershop to get their heads shaved to raise money for Mikey Lograno-Weinstein, a five-year-old from Rockaway Beach, N.Y. who has pediatric brain cancer.
September 16, 2011 | Football After dispatching one archrival, Mariners face yet another -- Maritime After that heart-stopping, dramatic, come-from-behind win over archrival Coast Guard last Saturday, how does the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy get motivated for its next opponent? “It’s SUNY,” Kings Point head coach Mike Toop said, meaning SUNY-Maritime, yet another archrival the Mariners (1-1) take on in Throggs Neck, N.Y. at 1 p.m. Saturday.
September 16, 2011 | Football 5 Mariners teams hit the road this weekend After a heavy home schedule for the first two weekends of the fall season, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s teams hit the road on a busy weekend, especially on Saturday.
September 15, 2011 | Football Listen to the Mariners-SUNY-Maritime game on Saturday here Can’t get to the Kings Point vs. SUNY-Maritime game on Saturday? No problem. You can listen to it on the Mariner Broadcast Network.
September 12, 2011 | Football Dunn named Liberty League offensive player of the week Sophomore wide receiver Chase Dunn, who caught three receptions for 179 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with eight seconds remaining in the game, was named the Liberty League offensive player of the week.
September 10, 2011 | Football Mariners overcome Coast Guard with 8 seconds to spare, 35-28 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy could not have asked for a more dramatic and exciting ending to the annual Secretaries’ Cup on Saturday.
September 9, 2011 | Football The Secretaries’ Cup: “Right now it’s the ultimate game” The one thing that U.S. Merchant Marine head football coach Mike Toop has learned about his school’s fierce rivalry with the Coast Guard Academy is to never underestimate the opposition.
September 8, 2011 | Football Listen or watch the Mariners vs. Coast Guard on Saturday here The Mariner Broadcast Network returns for its eighth season of Merchant Marine Football coverage.
September 3, 2011 | Football Football team kicks off season vs. Johns Hopkins at home Saturday U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football coach Mike Toop has two goals for his team this season and it centers around finishing: He wants his team to finish off games better and have the Mariners finish with their first winning season in eight years.
September 3, 2011 | Football Kings Point football drops season opener to Johns Hopkins, 45-14 The Mariners football team faced one of the top teams in Division III on Saturday, losing their season opener to Johns Hopkins at Captain Tomb Field, 45-14.
September 2, 2011 | Football Listen or watch the Mariners vs. Johns Hopkins on Saturday here The Mariner Broadcast Network returns for its eighth season of Merchant Marine Football coverage.
November 17, 2010 | Football Football Has Impressive Nine Mariners Named To All-League Teams KINGS POINT, N.Y. – The Liberty League office released its end-of-the-year award winners for the 2010 football season and the United States Merchant Marine Academy had nine Mariners named to All-Conference teams.
November 13, 2010 | Football Football Drops Heartbreaker in Season Finale vs. RPI, 29-27 KINGS POINT, N.Y. – With two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, sophomore wideout Richard Lyons (Virginia Beach, Va.) of the United States Merchant Marine Academy football team ran for a 38-yard touchdown to put the Mariners ahead, 27-26, over the Engineers of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). In heartbreaking fashion however, RPI drove down the field in the remaining couple of minutes and set up a 29-yard field goal, which senior kicker Peter Nilson (Appleton, Wis.) successfully nailed to give the Engineers a 29-27 lead as time expired on Saturday afternoon at Captain Tomb Field in Kings Point, N.Y.
November 8, 2010 | Football Gosselin Earns Offensive Player of the Week Honors For 2nd Time KINGS POINT, N.Y. – After a stellar performance to help the United States Merchant Marine Academy football squad defeat Liberty League-opponent Union College on Saturday, 28-21, sophomore running back John-Leon Gosselin (Nashua, N.H.) was named the conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The announcement came out of the Liberty League office on Monday afternoon.
November 6, 2010 | Football Gosselin’s Big Day Leads Football Past League-Foe Union, 28-21 SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – On Saturday afternoon, sophomore running back John-Leon Gosselin (Nashua, N.Y.) put together a three-touchdown, 201-yard day to help the United States Merchant Marine Academy football squad defeat Liberty League-opponent Union College, 28-21, at Frank Bailey Field in Schenectady, N.Y. With the victory, the Mariners improved to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the league. Following the loss, the Dutchmen fell to 2-6 on the year and 2-4 in the conference.
October 23, 2010 | Football Football Falls to Liberty League-Foe Hobart, 40-33 KINGS POINT, N.Y. – On Saturday afternoon, the United States Merchant Marine Academy football team dropped a conference contest against Hobart College, 40-33, at Captain Tomb Field in Kings Point, N.Y. With the victory, the Statesmen improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Liberty League. Following the defeat, the Mariners fell to 3-5 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.