The NEWMAC Conference announced the weekly award winners for football on Tuesday morning and USMMA sophomore linebacker Ethan Brady () was chosen by the league as its Defensive Athlete of the Week after his performance in the Mariners’ 47-10 home win over Catholic this past Saturday.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team scored on each of its possessions in the first half en route to a 47-10 home NEWMAC victory over Catholic on Senior Day Saturday at Brooks Stadium. With the win, the Mariners improve to 5-3 overall (4-2 NEWMAC) and clinch a winning regular season, while the Cardinals fall to 1-8 (1-5 NEWMAC) in defeat.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced the football monthly award winners for October on Tuesday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman defensive lineman Colton Ray (Bellevue, Ohio) was selected as the league’s DIII North Rookie of the Month.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team lost on the road at NEWMAC opponent WPI, 66-13, on Saturday at the Engineers’ Alumni Field. The Mariners fall to 4-3 (3-2 NEWMAC) in defeat, while WPI remains undefeated, improving to 7-0 (4-0 NEWMAC) with the victory.
The USMMA football team lost its home NEWMAC game to Springfield College, 45-34, on Saturday at Brooks Stadium. In defeat, the Mariners drop to 4-2 (3-1 NEWMAC) on the season, while the Pride improves to 4-3 (3-1 NEWMAC) with the victory.
The NEWMAC Conference announced the weekly award winners for football on Tuesday morning and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior kicker Gavin Gartner (Cedar Park, Texas) was selected as the league’s Special Teams Athlete of the Week after his efforts in the Mariners’ 30-20 road win up at Norwich this past Saturday.
The USMMA football team came back from down 14-0 in the opening three minutes of its NEWMAC game up at Norwich University to defeat the Cadets, 30-20, and remain undefeated in conference action. The Mariners improve to 4-1 (3-0 NEWMAC) with the win, while Norwich drops to 4-2 (1-2 NEWMAC) in defeat.
A day after receiving praise from the NEWMAC Conference, USMMA freshman defensive lineman Colton Ray (Bellevue, Ohio) earned recognition on the national level, as he was selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week. He becomes the first Mariner to earn a spot on the national team of the week since the Merchant Marine offensive line did so back in the 2017 season.
The NEWMAC Conference announced the weekly award winners for football on Monday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman Colton Ray (Hudson, Ohio) was chosen as the league’s Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week. The honor comes after his performance in the Mariners’ exciting 35-29 double-overtime victory over MIT at home this past Saturday.
Sophomore running back Matt Strong's (Pacific, Mo.) one-yard TD run in the second overtime proved to be the game-winner before the Merchant Marine defense stopped MIT on its possession to win it, 35-29, on Saturday at Brooks Stadium. The Mariners (3-1, 2-0 NEWMAC) are now tied for first place in the NEWMAC standings with WPI. The Engineers fall to 2-2 (1-1 NEWMAC) in defeat.
For the second time in three season, the USMMA football team tied the Academy record for points in a game, as the Mariners defeated Maine Maritime, 62-13, on Saturday up at Ritchie Field in Maine in both teams' NEWMAC-opener.
USMMA football senior wide receiver and return specialist Joe Vitelli (Warrington, Pa.) has been named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s (NFF) William V. Campbell Trophy, the organization announced on Wednesday. Vitelli joins an impressive list of 185 semifinalists across all three divisions of NCAA Football as well as the NAIA.
Co-host of the regional D3 Football podcast “In The Huddle” Frank Rossi was in attendance at USMMA football’s 45-0 shutout victory over SUNY Maritime this past Saturday during Homecoming Weekend and caught up with Head Coach Mike Toop ’77 and a couple of student-athletes on the field after the contest. The newest episode of the podcast was released on Facebook and many other outlets on Tuesday afternoon.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team closed out the non-conference portion of its slate with a convincing 45-0 victory over cross-sound foe SUNY Maritime on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
The USMMA football team lost its home- and season-opening game to visiting FDU-Florham on Saturday by the final of 56-48. The Mariners came back from a 15-point deficit early to take a second-quarter lead, but the two teams went into the halftime break tied at 28. The Devils took went ahead again in the third quarter and thwarted any chance of a comeback for Merchant Marine, holding on for the victory.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team voted for its team captains late last week and the squad selected seniors Joe Vitelli (Warrington, Pa.), Krystian Abbott (Lansing, Kan.) and Reno Dubreuil (Moorpark, Calif.) to lead the Mariners during the 2019 campaign.
The NEWMAC Conference released the Preseason Coaches Poll for football on Monday and USMMA was picked to finish tied for third place with WPI. Springfield College was the coaches’ favorite this year, as the Pride topped the poll and earned six first place votes, while reigning champions MIT came in second, garnering the final two first place votes.
USMMA football head coach Mike Toop ’77 announced the schedule for the upcoming 2019 season on Monday, ahead of his 15th year that at the helm of the Mariners. The team is coming off one of the best seasons in program history, where they went 8-2, tying the program record for wins in a campaign, and winning a bowl game for the second-straight year.
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.
This past Saturday, May 18, coaches and student-athletes from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team participated in the annual Jack's Run for Autism Awareness 5K race. This was the third consecutive year that Kings Point Football took part in the event in Port Washington, N.Y.
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 next spotlight of “#D3Week” is with football’s Jake Wallace (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
The USMMA football team defeated Endicott College, 38-22, on Saturday to capture the 2018 New England Bowl. With the win, the Mariners’ second victory in a bowl game in as many years, Merchant Marine has tied the Academy’s single-season program record with eight victories.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team (7-2, 5-2 NEWMAC) hit the road on Friday, heading up to Massachusetts for its 2018 New England Bowl showdown with Endicott College (7-3, 5-1 CCC) tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for noon at the Gulls’ Hempstead Stadium.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams for NCAA Division III Football on Thursday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior return specialist Joe Vitelli (Warrington, Pa.) was selected to the CoSIDA District 3 (New York) First Team.
For the second-straight season, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team has been selected to play in a postseason bowl game! The Mariners were chosen to compete in the 2018 New England Bowl Series on the road at Endicott College this Saturday, Nov. 17.
The USMMA football team lost its rivalry matchup to Coast Guard, 26-12, on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium, in a game broadcasted by ESPN. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 7-2 (5-2 NEWMAC), while the Bears improve to 7-3 (5-2 NEWMAC) and win the Secretaries’ Cup for the first time since 2014.
For the second straight year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team is honoring the past with a custom uniform/jersey combination for the Secretaries’ Cup game against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The uniforms, which were made possible by donations from the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation's Mariner Gridiron Club, are a tribute and throwback to the teams of the 1980s and 1990s.
Riding a four-game winning streak, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team (7-1, 5-1 NEWMAC) welcome in arch-rival Coast Guard (6-3, 4-2 NEWMAC) tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 10, for the 38th Annual Secretaries’ Cup game. Kickoff is slated for 12-noon at Brooks Stadium.
The NEWMAC Conference announced its Football All-Academic Team on Thursday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of five student-athletes earn spots on the team. In total, an impressive 93 football student-athletes in the NEWMAC were honored this year.