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    January 04, 2017
    Academy Announces $4 Million Gift For Lower Roosevelt Field Project Today, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) announced that it received a $4 million gift through the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) for major renovations to Lower Roosevelt Field. The project will create a state-of-the-art sports complex at the Academy not only for the baseball field, but soccer and lacrosse surfaces as well.
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    December 02, 2016
    Trio Of Mariners Named To NSCAA All-East Region Team Earlier this week, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the All-Region Teams for the 2016 Division III Men’s Soccer Season. Three Mariners were honored – senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was selected to the First Team, junior Hannes Rogers (Weinheim, Germany) earned Second Team accolades and senior Cory Maier (Hampton, Va.) picked up a Third Team nod.
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    November 30, 2016
    Smolens Earns ECAC DIII Metro Coach Of The Year Honors; Yingling Named First Team ECAC All-Star On Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced the postseason honorees and the ECAC All-Stars for the 2016 men’s soccer season and two members of the USMMA program were recognized. Head Coach Michael Smolens was named the 2016 ECAC DIII Metro Coach of the Year and senior forward Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was selected as a First Team ECAC All-Star.
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    November 23, 2016
    Four Mariners Named To Skyline Fall All-Sportsmanship Team On Tuesday, the Skyline Conference announced that a total of 73 student-athletes have been selected to the Skyline All-Sportsmanship Teams for the Fall 2016 seasons. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had four student-athletes – one from each fall team that participates in the Skyline Conference – honored on the list.
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    November 12, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Bows Out Of NCAA Tourney With Loss At #13 Haverford The USMMA men’s soccer team suffered a season-ending loss to #13 Haverford on Saturday, 5-1, in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Championships. The defeat ends the Mariners’ season with a 13-5-2 record, while Haverford moves on with a 14-3-3 record to face #15 UMass-Boston in the second round on Sunday.
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    November 11, 2016
    NCAA First Round Preview: Mariners Take On #13 Haverford Saturday To Kick Off Tourney On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's soccer team will take on #13 Haverford College in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament down in Haverford, Pa. Kickoff between the Mariners and the host Fords is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Haverford’s Walton Field.
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    November 07, 2016
    Mariners Draw Haverford On The Road In NCAA Tournament First Round The USMMA men’s soccer team will be travelling down to Haverford, Pa., this weekend for the opening rounds of 2016 NCAA Tournament at Haverford College. The Mariners will be taking on the host Fords in first round action this Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Haverford’s Walton Field.
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    November 07, 2016
    Yingling And Smolens Earn Skyline Player And Coach Of The Year Accolades; Six Mariners Named To All-Skyline Teams On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced the year-end awards for men’s soccer and the Mariners had a total of six players and the coaching staff honored. Senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year, while head coach Michael Smolens was picked as the Coach of the Year.
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    November 05, 2016
    Mariners Win 2016 Skyline Men’s Soccer Championship The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament! The top-seeded Mariners defeated visiting #6-seed Sage, 1-0, in overtime of the 2016 Skyline Conference Championship Finals on Saturday at Brooks Stadium.
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    November 04, 2016
    Skyline MSOC Finals Preview: #1 Mariners Host #6 Sage At Noon On Saturday At Noon On Saturday, the top-seeded U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's soccer team will host the #6-seed Sage Gators in the 2016 Skyline Conference Championship Game. Sage is the defending Skyline Conference Champion from 2015. Kickoff is scheduled for 12-noon at Brooks Stadium.
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    November 02, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Downs Farmingdale State, 3-2, To Advance To Skyline Finals! The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team defeated visiting Farmingdale State, 3-2, on Wednesday in the Skyline Conference Championship Semifinals. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 12-4-2 and advances the squad on to the Skyline Finals this Saturday, Nov. 5. In defeat, the Rams end their season with a 10-8 record.
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    November 01, 2016
    Skyline MSOC Semifinals Preview: #1 Mariners Host #4 Farmingdale State Wednesday At 4 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the top-seeded U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team will host the #4-seed Farmingdale State Rams in the semifinals of the 2016 Skyline Conference Men's Soccer Championship. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Brooks Stadium.
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    October 28, 2016
    Olsen ’13, Poulin ’14 And Yingling Selected To Landmark Men’s Soccer All-Decade Team Three USMMA men’s soccer players – a pair of alums and a current senior – were selected to the Landmark Conference All-Decade Team, the league announced on Thursday – defender Kurt Olsen ’13, goalkeeper Gary Poulin ’14 and forward Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.).
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    October 25, 2016
    Yingling Earns Skyline Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week Honors For the second straight week and the third time this season USMMA men’s soccer senior forward Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. The honor comes after his performances in the Mariners’ two Skyline victories last week.
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    October 22, 2016
    Soccer Clinches Skyline Regular Season Title On Senior Day With 3-0 Win Over Mount St. Mary The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Mariners are the 2016 Skyline Conference Men’s Soccer Regular Season Champions! USMMA defeated visiting and #1-seed Mount St. Mary College on Saturday by the final score of 3-0 at Brooks Stadium. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 11-4-2 (10-1 Skyline), while the Knights fall to 10-5-1 (9-1 Skyline) in defeat.
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    October 18, 2016
    Yingling Named Skyline Men’s Soccer Co-Player Of The Week On Monday night, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named the league’s Co-Player of the Week for men’s soccer. The accolade comes after Yingling’s performance in the Mariners’ two 4-1 victories last week over Mount St Vincent at home on Wednesday and Farmingdale State on the road on Saturday.
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    October 18, 2016
    Hughes’ 89th-Minute Tally Downs Sage, Clinches First-Round Bye For Mariners Senior Tim Hughes (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) one-timed a pass by senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) into the back of the net with just 1:28 remaining on the clock in regulation to lift the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team over Skyline rival Sage, 2-1, on Tuesday night. The victory, which is the Mariners’ sixth-straight, improves USMMA’s record to 10-4-2 (9-1 Skyline) and clinches the squad a first-round bye in the Skyline Tournament. The Gators fall to 5-7-3 (3-5-1 Skyline) with the loss.
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    October 15, 2016
    Soccer Downs Farmingdale State, 4-1, On The Road To Clinch Playoff Spot The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's soccer team defeated Skyline Conference opponent Farmingdale State on the road on Saturday, 4-1, at FSC's Rams Field. The Mariners' fifth straight win improves their record to 9-4-2 (8-1 Skyline) and with 24 points in conference play, USMMA has clinched a playoff berth in the Skyline Tournament. Farmingdale falls to 7-6 (6-2 Skyline) with the loss.
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    October 14, 2016
    Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Heckmuller Reflects On Mexican-American Upbringing In the United States of America, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from Sept. 15 until October 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. On Friday, Senior Heckmuller shared with USMMASports.com his reflection of growing up in a Mexican-American household.
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    October 12, 2016
    Mariners Sail Past Mount St. Vincent, 4-1, Wednesday Night At Home The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy defeated Skyline Conference rival the College of Mount St. Vincent, 4-1, at home on Wednesday night at Brooks Stadium. The victory, the Mariners’ fourth straight, moves their record to 8-4-2 (7-1 Skyline), while the visiting Dolphins fall to 5-8-1 (4-3 Skyline).
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    October 11, 2016
    McCurnin Named Skyline Rookie Of The Week; Rogers Lands On Honor Roll Two members of the USMMA men’s soccer team were honored by the Skyline Conference on Tuesday. Freshman Matt McCurnin (Newark, Del.) was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week and junior Hannes Rogers (Weinheim, Germany) earned a nod on the Weekly Honor Roll.
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    October 09, 2016
    Mariners Shut Out Rutgers-Camden On The Road, 1-0 The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team picked up an impressive win over perennial DIII powerhouse Rutgers-Camden, 1-0, in non-conference action on Sunday down at the Scarlet Raptors’ Community Park. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 7-4-2 on the season, while Rutgers-Camden falls to 7-3-3.
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    October 08, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Defeats Sarah Lawrence, 7-0, Saturday At Brooks Stadium Senior David Burkhardt (Cutchogue, N.Y.) tallied his first goal of the season just 40 seconds into the Merchant Marine soccer team’s game against Sarah Lawrence today, and the Mariners never looked back, as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Gryphons. The victory improved USMMA’s record to 6-4-2 (6-1 Skyline), while SLC falls to 3-7 (0-6 Skyline) in defeat.
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    October 07, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Named NSCAA 2015-16 Team Academic Award Winner On Thursday, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced their Academic Award Winners for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is among the men’s teams from across all three divisions of the NCAA throughout the country that are receiving the award from the NSCAA.
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    October 04, 2016
    Mariners Shut Out Purchase, 3-0, For Road Skyline Victory A trio of Mariners picked up their first goals of the season, as the Merchant Marine men’s soccer team defeated Purchase, 3-0, on the road Tuesday night in Skyline Conference action. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 5-4-2 (5-1 Skyline), while the Panthers fall to 0-10-1 (0-5-1 Skyline) in defeat.
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    October 01, 2016
    Early Second-Half Goal The Difference In Mariners’ Loss To St. Joe’s (L.I.) The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team lost to Skyline Conference rival St. Joseph’s of Long Island, 1-0, on Saturday out at the Golden Eagles’ Danzi Stadium. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 4-4-2 (4-1 Skyline) on the season, while SJC improves to 3-7 (3-2 Skyline).
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    September 28, 2016
    Soccer Shuts Out Old Westbury, 1-0, At Home On Wednesday The USMMA men’s soccer team benefited from a 19th minute own goal to defeat Old Westbury on Wednesday night in Skyline Conference action at Brooks Stadium. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 4-3-2 (4-0 Skyline), while the visiting Panthers fall to 3-3-4 (1-1-1 Skyline) in defeat.
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    September 27, 2016
    Yingling Lands On Skyline Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll The Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors on Tuesday and USMMA senior soccer captain Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named to the honor roll after his performances in the Mariners’ two games last week – a 2-1 double overtime home loss to Stevens on Wednesday and a 3-2 home Skyline victory over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn on Saturday.
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    September 26, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Hosts Alumni Game During Homecoming This Past Saturday Homecoming 2016 again featured our soccer alumni showing their stuff back at the Academy. Following the Mariners 3-2 Skyline Conference win over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn, some Mariners from yesteryear took to the field. The alums looked as if they hadn’t aged at all, as they displayed some terrific soccer.
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    September 24, 2016
    Soccer Holds Off A Late Comeback By St. Joe’s-Brooklyn For 3-2 Skyline Win Earlier on Saturday, the USMMA men’s soccer team won its Skyline Conference game over visiting St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn, 3-2, on Homecoming Day in Kings Point. With the victory, Merchant Marine’s record moves to 3-3-2 (3-0 Skyline), and the Bears fall to 3-5 (2-2 Skyline) in defeat.
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    September 21, 2016
    Soccer Edged By Stevens In Double Overtime, 2-1, At Home On Wednesday The USMMA men’s soccer team lost its mid-week, non-conference game to visiting Stevens Institute in double overtime on Wednesday by the final score of 2-1. The Mariners’ record falls to 2-3-2 on the year, while the Ducks improve to 2-3-1.
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    September 20, 2016
    Pair Of Mariners Earn Skyline Weekly Awards; Yingling Also Garners ECAC Honor Two members of the USMMA men’s soccer team earned Skyline Conference weekly honors on Monday, as senior Gavin Yingling (Salisbury, Md.) was named the Skyline Player of the Week and freshman Alex Madonna (Gibsonia, Pa.) earned Rookie of the Week honors. On Tuesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced that Yingling was also selected as the Division III Metro Player of the Week.
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    September 17, 2016
    Yingling’s Four Tallies Propel Mariners Over Privateers The USMMA men’s soccer team defeated visiting Skyline Conference rival SUNY Maritime on Saturday, 5-0, at Brooks Stadium. The victory improves the Mariners’ to an even 2-2-2 (2-0 Skyline) on the season, while the Privateers fall to 3-4 (0-1 Skyline) with the loss.
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    September 15, 2016
    Tarbox Nets Hat Trick To Lead Mariners Past Yeshiva, 5-0, In Skyline Opener Junior Jon Tarbox (Gettysburg, Pa.) recorded his first career hat trick on Thursday night to lead the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team over Yeshiva, 5-0, in the Mariners’ first Skyline Conference game of the season. The victory was USMMA’s first of the year and improves its record to 1-2-2 (1-0-0 Skyline), while the Maccabees fall to 1-5-1 (1-3-1 Skyline) in defeat.
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    September 10, 2016
    Mariners And Bears Play To A Scoreless Tie In New London The USMMA men’s soccer team played its arch-rival Coast Guard to a scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon at the Bears’ Nitchman Field in the first game of Coast Guard Rivalry Weekend. The tie moves the Mariners’ record to 0-2-2, while the Bears move to 3-0-1.
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    September 07, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Topped By Rutgers-Newark, 5-1, In Home-Opener The USMMA men’s soccer team lost its home-opener to visiting Rutgers-Newark on Wednesday night by the final score of 5-1. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 0-2-1, while the Scarlet Raiders improve to 3-1.
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    September 06, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Visits Vane Brothers While In Baltimore This Past Weekend While the USMMA soccer team was in Baltimore for its season-opening tournament at Johns Hopkins this past weekend, the team paid a visit to Vane Brothers to learn more about an important part of the Maritime industry.
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    September 04, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Falls To Johns Hopkins, 1-0, On Final Day Of Blue Jay Invitational The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team lost on the road at Johns Hopkins University, 1-0, on Sunday on the last day of the season-opening Blue Jay Invitational. The loss drops the Mariners’ record to 0-1-1 on the young season, while the Blue Jays improve to 1-0-2.
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    September 03, 2016
    Mariners Play Fredonia To 1-1 Draw Saturday In Season-Opener The USMMA men’s soccer team opened the 2016 season with a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes against Fredonia on the first day of the Blue Jay Invitational, hosted by Johns Hopkins, on Saturday afternoon.
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    August 26, 2016
    Men’s Soccer Runs Annual Clinic At Long Beach FC This Past Saturday This past Saturday, August 20, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s soccer team was busy running its annual soccer clinic for the Long Beach Football Club in Long Beach, Long Island. The entire Mariner squad and coaching staff was on hand to organize activities and games for the kids and help them learn more about soccer. Once again, the clinic went very well and was a huge success.
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