As a means to promote the "whole person" concept, the Academy offers 22 varsity sports to its Midshipmen. One goal of the Academy is to encourage the physical development and leadership qualities necessary for success in today's competitive world market.
The Academy competes at the NCAA Division III level, and Mariner sport teams and individuals have enjoyed success in the NCAA Division III Championships. The men's basketball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships five different times and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2000-01, posting the program's first-ever NCAA win. The men's soccer team earned their first trip to the NCAAs since the 1970's in 2000 and recorded the Mariners' first team victory in NCAA competition. The women's volleyball team also headed off to the NCAAs for the third consecutive year in 2001.
In terms of individuals, athletes from the cross country, swimming and diving, track and field, and wrestling teams have earned the honor to represent USMMA at the NCAA Division III National Championships. Swimmers Andrew Dunlevy '06 and Jay Carpenter combined for five All-American certificates at the 2006 Championships in Minneapolis. Diver Joel Meyer had success in 2002, leading off to compete at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships for the second consecutive year and earning All-America honors on the one-meter and three-meter boards. Diver Nicholas Halbach '11 in 2008-09 season became the first Mariners two be a National Champion on both the one-meter and three-meter boards in the same year. Todd Hoyt attended the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships and was 13th in the 200 meters. Track & Fielder Adam Polite '06 qualified for the championship in both his junior and senior seasons. Finally, Danny Song earned an eighth place finish at the 2006 Wrestling Championships, becoming the first wrestler in USMMA history to earn All-America status.
The Academy has also boasted many All-Americans in the sports of men's basketball, football, lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, rifle, pistol, and wrestling. Most recently honorees include: Halbach, Davey May and Brennan Dougherty.
On the local level, Kings Point participates in a number of different conferences. In 1992, the Mariners joined the Freedom Football Conference (showcasing elite programs from the New York and New England and Pennsylvania region), which later became known as the Liberty League. The Academy is a founding member of the Skyline Athletic Conference, which offers Championships in men's and women's