• Gaiser Names Kappas, Ibinson & Hudson 2019 Volleyball Captains
    June 18, 2019
    Rising-seniors Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.), Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Alaina Hudson (King George, Va.) were recently named team captains for the upcoming 2019 USMMA women’s volleyball season, head coach Tim Gaiser announced this week. The trio will lead the Mariners both on and off the court throughout the 2019 campaign, slated to begin in late August. 
  • USMMA Celebrates 2018-19 Athletics Season At Awards Convocation On Friday; Gizzi And Spinnenweber Headline Award Winners
    June 14, 2019
    The United States Merchant Marine Academy held its 2019 Awards Convocation on Friday morning at the Ackerman Auditorium as part of Kings Point Weekend festivities, which culminates with commencement exercises on Saturday. 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.
  • #D3Week Spotlight: Volleyball Senior Captain Kate Lefler
    April 01, 2019
    To celebrate NCAA Division III Week, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) caught up with some of the top senior student-athletes at the Academy to find out why they chose to compete at the Division III level at USMMA. Our first spotlight of “#D3Week” is with volleyball’s senior captain Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.).
  • ECAC Selects Gilbertson As DIII Rookie Of The Year
    December 12, 2018
    USMMA freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) can add another award to her resume, as she was selected by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as the DIII Rookie of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday. Gilbertson finished ahead of all eligible freshmen on the ballot from the three regions within the ECAC – North, South and Metro.
  • Gilbertson Earns Honorable Mention All-America Praise From AVCA
    November 13, 2018
    The accolades keep piling up for U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.), as the rookie was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-American on Tuesday.
  • AVCA Names Gilbertson Northeast Region Freshman Of The Year And To All-Region Team
    November 09, 2018
    The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its all-region teams for NCAA Division III women’s volleyball on Thursday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman outside hitter Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was selected as the Northeast Region Freshman Of The Year, while also landing on the All-Region Team.
  • Gilbertson Selected As ECAC DIII Metro Rookie Of The Month
    November 08, 2018
    USMMA freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII Metro Rookie of the Month for women’s volleyball, the league announced on Wednesday. The honor comes after Gilbertson helped lead the Mariners to a perfect 10-0 record in October, part of a program-best 15-match winning streak.
  • Gilbertson Named Skyline Rookie Of The Year; Gaiser Earns Coach Of The Year Honors; Three Land On All-Skyline First Team
    November 05, 2018
    The Skyline Conference announced the postseason honors for women’s volleyball on Monday afternoon and the league’s head coaches selected USMMA freshman outside hitter Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) as the Skyline Rookie of the Year. They also tabbed third-year head coach Tim Gaiser as the Coach of the Year, and selected three Mariners to the All-Skyline First Team – Gilbertson, junior setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) and senior outside hitter Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.).
  • Volleyball Season Comes To Heartbreaking End With Five-Set Loss To Mount St. Vincent In Skyline Semis
    November 01, 2018
    The top-seeded USMMA women’s volleyball team lost a hard-fought, five-set thriller to visiting #4 seed Mount St. Vincent in the Skyline semifinals on Thursday night in a packed Liebertz Gymnasium. With the loss, the Mariners’ end the season with an 18-6 record, while the Dolphins improve to 14-14 and move on to face #3 seed St. Joseph’s-L.I. on Saturday in the Skyline Finals.
  • Bowman Selected As Skyline Rookie Of The Week; Kappas Lands On Honor Roll
    October 30, 2018
    On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors for women’s volleyball and a pair of USMMA student-athletes garnered recognition after helping lead the Mariners to a 2-0 week with a pair of straight-set victories over Old Westbury and Purchase at a tri-match on Saturday. Freshman Shelby Bowman (Redmond, Wash.) was selected as the Rookie of the Week and junior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll.
  • Mariners Clinch Skyline Regular Season Title With Program-Record 15th-Straight Victory After Two Wins On Saturday
    October 27, 2018
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball team completed a perfect Skyline Conference regular season on Saturday with a pair of sweeps over Old Westbury (25-8, 25-10, 25-22) and Purchase (25-3, 25-14, 25-13) up at Purchase College. With the two victories, the Mariners claim the Skyline Regular Season title and the #1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament next week.
  • Kappas And Gilbertson Sweep Skyline Weekly Honors
    October 23, 2018
    On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors for women’s volleyball and a pair of USMMA student-athletes swept the awards, as junior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) took Player of the Week honors and freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was named Rookie of the Week. The accolades come after the pair’s performances in the Mariners’ 3-0 week last week with straight-set wins over Yeshiva on Thursday, and SUNY Maritime and Farmingdale State on Sunday.
  • Mariners Earn Two More Skyline Sweeps At Tri-Match On Sunday
    October 21, 2018
    The USMMA women’s volleyball team picked up a pair of straight-set Skyline Conference wins on the road on Sunday in a tri-match hosted by SUNY Maritime. The Mariners defeated the host Privateers, 25-14, 25-12, 25-16, before taking care of Farmingdale State, 25-16, 25-17, 25-12, in the second match. Merchant Marine has now won 13-straight matches and improve to 16-5 (8-0 Skyline) with the two victories.
  • Volleyball Records 26 Service Aces In Three-Set Victory Over Yeshiva
    October 18, 2018
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball defeated Yeshiva University in straight sets on Thursday night in a “road” Skyline Conference match played at the Liebertz Gymnasium. In victory, the Mariners improve to 14-5 (6-0 Skyline) on the season, while the Maccabees fall to 1-10 (0-5 Skyline).
  • Lefler Earns Second-Straight Skyline Player Of The Week Honor; Gilbertson Named Rookie Of The Week
    October 17, 2018
    A pair of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball players swept the Skyline Conference weekly honors for the week ending Oct. 13, the league announced on Monday. Senior Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) was selected as the conference’s Player of the Week for the second-straight week and third time this season, while freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this year.
  • Volleyball Sends Seniors Off With A Pair Of Straight-Set Skyline Wins On Sunday
    October 14, 2018
    The USMMA women’s volleyball team won both matches of its home, Skyline Conference tri-match on Sunday in straight sets, defeating St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn 25-13, 25-14, 25-20 and Sarah Lawrence 25-12, 25-14, 25-14. With the pair of victories, the Mariners’ record now sits at 13-5 (5-0 Skyline) on the season.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Lehman At Home Thursday Night
    October 11, 2018
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball team defeated visiting non-conference opponent Lehman College in straight sets on Thursday night at the Liebertz Gymnasium – 25-10, 25-16, 25-16. With the win, the Mariners’ eighth-consecutive, Merchant Marine improves to 11-5 on the season, while the Lightning fall to 4-15.
  • Lefler Earns Second Skyline WVB Player Of The Week Honor Of The Season
    October 10, 2018
    The Skyline Conference recently announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) was named the league’s women’s volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 7. The accolade comes after Lefler’s performances in the Mariners’ two home victories last week - 3-0 over Skyline opponent Mount St. Mary on Wednesday and 3-0 over Medgar Evers on Thursday.
  • Volleyball Rolls Past Medgar Evers At Home, 3-0
    October 04, 2018
    The USMMA women’s volleyball swept visiting non-conference opponent Medgar Evers in straight sets (25-10, 25-8, 25-4) Thursday night to earn its seventh-straight victory and move to 10-5 overall on the season. The Cougars fall to 1-14 in defeat.
  • Mariners Earn Skyline Sweep Over Mount St. Mary Wednesday At Home
    October 03, 2018
    On Wednesday night, the USMMA women’s volleyball team defeated visiting Skyline opponent Mount St. Mary in straight sets (25-17, 25-15, 25-16) to earn its sixth-straight victory and move to 9-5 (3-0 Skyline) on the year, while the Knights fall to 9-10 (2-2 Skyline) with the loss.
  • Kappas & Gilbertson Sweep Skyline WVB Weekly Honors
    October 02, 2018
    The Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors for women’s volleyball on Monday and USMMA junior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) and freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) swept the accolades, with Kappas earning Player of the Week honors and Gilbertson being named Rookie of the Week. The recognitions come after their performances in the Mariners’ four victories this past week.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Non-Conference Tri At Home On Saturday
    September 29, 2018
    The USMMA women’s volleyball team swept a pair of matches at home on Saturday over Brooklyn College and Bard in a non-conference trimatch. The victories improve the Mariners’ record to 8-5 on the season.
  • Mariners Sweep Mount St. Vincent On The Road Thursday Night
    September 27, 2018
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball team defeated Skyline opponent Mount St. Vincent in straight sets on the road Thursday night in a rematch of the 2017 Skyline Championship match. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 6-5 (2-0 Skyline), while the Dolphins fall to 3-11 (1-1 Skyline).
  • Gilbertson Selected As Skyline Women’s Volleyball Rookie Of The Week
    September 25, 2018
    The Skyline Conference announced its weekly award winners for women’s volleyball on Monday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week for the week ending Sept. 23. The honor comes after her performances in three of the Mariners’ four matches last week. 
  • Mariners Win Four-Set Match In Skyline-Opener At St. Joseph’s-L.I.
    September 25, 2018
    Behind double-double efforts by three players, the USMMA women’s volleyball team won its Skyline-opener over St. Joseph’s-Long Island, 3-1, on the road Tuesday night at the Golden Eagles’ Danzi Athletic Center. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 5-5 (1-0 Skyline), while SJC falls to 6-6 (0-1 Skyline).
  • Volleyball Splits Action On Day 2 Of The Maritime Classic
    September 22, 2018
    The USMMA women’s volleyball team played two matches on Saturday in its final day of action at the Maritime Classic hosted by SUNY Maritime College. In the opener, the Mariners were swept by Maine Maritime, 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-21), but they rebounded to defeat Mass. Maritime in straight sets, 25-6, 25-13, 25-10. With the split, Merchant Marine’s record moves to 4-5 on the season.
  • Volleyball Gets Back In Win Column With Straight-Set Sweep Of SUNY Maritime Friday On First Night Of Maritime Classic
    September 21, 2018
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women’s volleyball team defeated SUNY Maritime College on the road Friday night on the opening day of the Ninth Annual Maritime Classic. The Mariners took the match in straight sets – 25-23, 25-8 and 25-19 – and improve to 3-4 on the season, while the Privateers fall to 2-4.
  • Mariners Drop Road, Non-Conference Match At Stevens, 3-0
    September 19, 2018
    On Wednesday night, the USMMA women’s volleyball team faced Stevens Institute on the road in a rematch of the 2017 NCAA first-round matchup. The Mariners lost to the Ducks in straight sets, 25-19, 25-23 and 25-9. In defeat, Merchant Marine falls to 2-4 on the season, while Stevens improves to 11-3.
  • Mariners Fall To Coast Guard On The Road Thursday Night
    September 13, 2018
    The USMMA women’s volleyball team lost in straight-sets to arch-rival Coast Guard on Thursday night at the Bears’ Roland Hall Gymnasium. The scores of the match were 25-21, 25-19 and 25-16. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 2-3 on the season, while Coast Guard improves to 10-1.
  • Pinzon Earns Second-Straight Skyline Rookie Of The Week Honor; Lefler Lands On Honor Roll
    September 11, 2018
    The Skyline Conference announced its weekly award winners for women’s volleyball on Monday and USMMA freshman Brittney Pinzon (Fullerton, Calif.) earned her second-straight Rookie of the Week accolade to start the season, while senior Kate Lefler (Norman, Oka.) landed on the weekly honor roll.
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