USMMA junior diver Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wis.) beat out an extremely competitive field of applicants and was named one of just two undergraduate students national-wide to receive the prestigious 2017 Kenneth G. Hancock Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Fisher will be honored before the entire Regiment of Midshipmen at lunch next Monday, April 24, at Delano Hall, and then is invited to Virginia this June to formally receive the award at the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.
USMMA divers senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) and junior Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wis.) competed at the NCAA Division III Region 3 Championships this past weekend at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, two USMMA divers will be taking part in the NCAA Division III Diving Regional Championship Meet, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology up in Cambridge, Mass. At the event, senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) and junior Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wis.) will both look to earn berths to the DIII National Championships in Texas in mid-march.
USMMA alumnae Jacqueline White ’15 and current senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) were selected to the Landmark Conference All-Decade Team, the league announced last week. The duo are two of 20 women that were chosen to represent the best the conference had to offer in the sport throughout the league’s first 10 seasons.
On Tuesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) was named the Division III Metro Women’s Swim & Dive Diver of the Week and freshmen Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.) and Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s and women’s swimming & diving coaches Sean Tedesco and Johan Lopez took over 20 members of the two teams to the Safe Center of Long Island in Bethpage, N.Y., back on Friday, Feb. 10, during their competition-free weekend. The Midshipmen-athletes that attended the community service event came away learning valuable social lessons pertaining to family violence and sexual assault affecting the surrounding Long Island community.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming & diving team competed in the annual Metropolitan Championship Meet this past weekend at Rutgers University. The Mariners had their best finish in head coach Sean Tedesco’s career at Kings Point, as they came in fifth place out of the field of 16 teams.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming & diving team lost its dual meet finale on Saturday afternoon to visiting Rowan University, 193-105, at the O’Hara Hall Pool. In defeat, the Mariners close out the regular season with a 9-2 record, while the Profs improve to 6-3.
USMMA senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Metro Diver of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This marks the third-straight week that Fentress has earned this honor from the ECAC.
On Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hosted the 2017 Skyline Conference Diving Championships at the O’Hara Hall Pool. The event was a non-scoring competition towards points for the 2017 Skyline Championships, but did count towards NCAA qualifying.
On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA junior Hallie Breidenthal (Overland Park, Kan.) and freshman Erica Lou (Flushing, N.Y.) swept the league’s weekly women’s swimming honors of Swimmer of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively. Additionally, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced on Tuesday that Lou was named the DIII Metro Rookie of the Week and senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) earned DIII Metro Diver of the Week accolades.
The USMMA women’s diving team took on NYU in a home event on Friday night at the O’Hara Hall Pool. Then on Saturday, the swimmers joined the divers to defeat Skyline Conference opponent Mount St. Mary at home, 179-99, to finish the regular season with a perfect 7-0 record in league action.
The USMMA women’s swimming team picked up a non-conference victory over Hunter College on Tuesday night by the final score of 58-37. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 8-1 on the season, while the Hawks suffer just their second loss of the year and fall to 9-2.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its athletes of the week for women’s swimming & diving on Tuesday and USMMA senior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) earned DIII Metro Diver of the Week accolades, while freshman Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.) was named the Rookie of the Week. Additionally, the Skyline Conference announced on Monday that Gathy was its Rookie of the Week and sophomore Ella Sherrill (Ketchikan, Alaska) was named to the weekly honor roll.
On Saturday, senior diver Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) set a new USMMA record in the one-meter dive with a score of 290.85, shattering the old record of 257.55 set in 2015. The mark was also new record for Coast Guard’s Roland Pool, breaking a 16 year old pool record, and qualifies her for NCAAs. Despite the great feat by Fentress, the Mariners suffered their first loss of the season, 198-101, at the hands of the Bears.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming & diving team defeated a pair of Skyline Conference opponents on Tuesday night in a home meet at the O’Hara Hall Pool. The Marines downed St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn by the score of 137-61 and triumphed over Mount St. Vincent, 137-21. USMMA improves to 7-0 on the season, with all seven victories coming in Skyline action.
Earlier this week, the Skyline Conference announced that two USMMA women’s swimmers, senior Catherine Don (Quincy, Ill.) and freshman Erica Lou (Flushing, N.Y.), were selected as the league’s Swimmer and Rookie of the Week, respectively. The honors come after the duo helped lead the Mariners to four Skyline victories last week over St. Joseph’s (L.I) and Old Westbury on Friday night and Sarah Lawrence and Purchase on Saturday.
On Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming team opened up its dual-meet season with a pair of Skyline Conference victories over St. Joseph’s (Long Island) and Old Westbury. The Mariners defeated the SJC Bears, 64-31, and triumphed over Old Westbury, 86-8.
The USMMA women’s swimming & diving team placed third out of seven teams at The College of New Jersey’s Lions Invite this weekend. All other teams at the event were shaved, tapered and rested, while the Mariners were fresh out of the weight room and not tapered or shaved.
On Saturday, the Mariners’ women’s swimming & diving team hosted the USMMA Memorial Invitational at the O’Hara Hall Pool. Team scores were not kept at the event, which featured five other schools – Division II Adelphi and Queens and Division III Vassar and SUNY Maritime.
On Tuesday, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced that a total of 853 collegiate swimmers and divers around the country earned Scholar All-American Accolades. Of those 853 were three members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy swimming & diving programs who were Honorable Mention selections – sophomore Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wisc.) and freshman Christopher Kahl (Solomons, Md.) from the men’s team and freshman Tyler Wickesberg (Albuquerque, N.M.) from the women’s squad.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2016 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, the Landmark Conference announced that 309 winter student-athletes from the league were named to the conference’s Academic Honor Roll. USMMA placed 20 midshipmen on the list, including at least one from five different winter teams.
This weekend, USMMA diving coach Johan Lopez took the three Mariner divers that qualified for the NCAA Diving Regionals up to Wellesley College for a chance to send them through to Nationals. Senior Gerrit Porter (Houston, Texas) placed first in the one-meter dive on Friday and second in the three-meter dive on Saturday to qualify for the NCAA National Championship.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced that USMMA freshman Matheus Macedo (Elk Grove, Calif.) was named the DIII Metro Men’s Rookie of the Week, while junior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) earned DIII Metro Diver of the Week honors on the women’s side.
The USMMA women’s swimming & diving team competed at the competitive very competitive Metropolitan Championship Meet this past weekend at the Rutgers Aquatic Center. The event featured one Division I team, numerous Division II teams and several Division III teams. After the three days, the Mariners finished in eighth place overall and fifth out of D3 teams.
Earlier this week, the Landmark Conference announced the complete list of postseason honors for men’s and women’s swimming & diving and USMMA had a total of 17 student-athletes and the coaching staff honored.
The USMMA women’s swimming & diving team finished the 2016 Landmark Conference Championship Meet on Sunday and came in third place overall out of the eight teams competing with a total of 470 points. The Mariners crowned one more individual champion on Sunday and had two more Academy records broken.
The USMMA women’s swimming & diving team continued action at the Landmark Conference Championship Meet on Saturday and crowned another two conference champions and had a two records broken throughout the day. Through 28 events, the Mariners remain in third place with 363 points, sitting behind first place Susquehanna (598) and second place Catholic (441).