Diving Regional Preview: Fentress & Fisher Compete At MIT This WeekendThis 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.
White And Fentress Selected To Landmark Women’s Swim & Dive All-Decade TeamUSMMA 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.
Fentress, Gathy & Monahan Garner ECAC Weekly HonorsOn 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.
Women’s Swim & Dive Falls To Rowan, 193-105, On Senior DayThe 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.
Skyline Recognizes Breidenthal & Lou, While ECAC Honors Fentress & LouOn 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.
Mariners Swim Past Hunter, 58-37, In Manhattan Tuesday NightThe 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.
Fentress & Gathy Earn ECAC Weekly Honors; Gathy & Sherrill Garner Accolades From SkylineThe 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.
Fentress Breaks Academy & Pool Record In Mariners’ Loss At Coast GuardOn 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.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Earns Two Skyline Victories At Home TuesdayThe 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.
Don & Lou Sweep Skyline Women’s Swim Weekly AwardsEarlier 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.
Three Mariners Named CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans; Both Squads Recognized As Scholar All-America TeamsOn 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.
2015-16 Athletic Award Winners Announced; McDaniels And Rose Earn Top AccoladesThe 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.
Porter Qualifies For Nationals To Highlight Mariners’ Weekend At NCAA Diving RegionalsThis 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.
Macedo & Fentress Earn ECAC DIII Metro Swim & Dive Weekly AccoladesThe 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.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Places Third At 2016 Landmark Championship MeetThe 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.
Women’s Swim & Dive: Friday Landmark Championships Update – Mariners Sit In Third PlaceThe USMMA women?s swimming & diving team completed the first day of the 2016 Landmark Championship Meet on Friday and crowned one Conference Champion, as junior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) won the three-meter dive event. Fentress and a number of other Mariner were named to the All-Landmark Teams, while some conference, meet and Academy records fell throughout the day.
Wickesberg Honored As Rookie Of The Week By ECAC On WednesdayOn Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced the Corvias Players of the Week for women’s swimming & diving and USMMA freshman Tyler Wickesberg (Albuquerque, N.M.) earned Division III Metro Rookie of the Week honors for the first time this year.
Mariner Women Fall To Rival Coast Guard On Senior DayOn Saturday, the women’s swimming & diving team lost a tough match, 193-106, to arch-rival Coast Guard on Senior Day. The loss was the Mariners’ first of the season, dropping their record to 5-1, while the Bears improve to 2-5.
Trio Of Mariners Honored By ECAC On WednesdayOn Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced the Corvias Players of the Week for women’s swimming & diving and USMMA had three team members honored for their performances in two non-conference victories last week – junior Catherine Don (Quincy, Ill.) was name the Swimmer of the Week, junior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) the Diver of the Week and freshman Ella Sherrill (Ketchikan, Alaska) was the Rookie of the Week.
Mariners Win All Events En Route To 117-75 Victory Over St. Joseph’s (L.I.)On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s swimming & diving team claimed a victory in every event against St. Joseph’s of Long Island to capture its third straight win to start the dual meet season, 117-75, at the O’Hara Hall Pool. The Mariners improve to 3-0, while the Golden Eagles fall to 4-7.
Landmark Conference Swimming & Diving Championship Information AvailableIn a little over a month, the Landmark Conference will crown its 2016 Swimming & Diving Champions in Germantown, Md. The championships are set for February 12-14, 2016 at the Germantown Swim Center. Now In its ninth year of competition, this year marks the second year the conference will host the championships in Germantown, with U.S. Merchant Marine men and Susquehanna women defending their 2015 titles.