• Brady Selected As NEWMAC Defensive Athlete Of The Week
    November 12, 2019
    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.
  • Mariners Cruise Past Catholic, 47-10, On Senior Day
    November 09, 2019
    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.
  • Ray Named ECAC Football DIII North Rookie Of The Month
    November 05, 2019
    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.
  • Football Loses On The Road At First-Place WPI
    October 26, 2019
    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.
  • Mariners Fall At Home To Springfield, 45-34
    October 19, 2019
    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.
  • Gartner Named NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete Of The Week
    October 15, 2019
    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. 
  • After Falling Behind 14 Early, Mariners Come Back To Defeat Norwich, 30-20, On The Road
    October 12, 2019
    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. 
  • Ray Earns National Praise On D3Football.com Team Of The Week
    October 08, 2019
    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.
  • Ray Selected As NEWMAC Football Co-Defensive Athlete Of The Week
    October 07, 2019
    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.
  • Mariners Win Double-Overtime Thriller Over MIT, 35-29
    October 05, 2019
    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. 
  • Merchant Marine Rushes For Nine Scores And Opens NEWMAC Play With 62-13 Win At Maine Maritime
    September 28, 2019
    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.
  • Joe Vitelli Named Semifinalist For NFF’s William V. Campbell Trophy
    September 26, 2019
    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.
  • Mariner Football Featured Heavily On "In The Huddle" Regional Podcast Released Tuesday
    September 25, 2019
    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.
  • Mariners Blank Privateers, 45-0, In Dominant Showing On Homecoming
    September 21, 2019
    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.
  • Mariners Suffer Season-Opening Loss To FDU-Florham, 56-48, On Parents Weekend
    September 07, 2019
    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.
  • Vitelli, Abbott & Dubreuil Selected As 2019 Football Team Captains
    August 29, 2019
    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.
  • Mariners Picked Third In NEWMAC Preseason Coaches Poll
    August 26, 2019
    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.
  • Toop Announces 2019 Football Schedule
    June 24, 2019
    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. 
  • USMMA Celebrates 2018-19 Athletics Season At Awards Convocation; 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.
  • For Third-Straight Year, Football Partakes In Annual Jack’s Run For Autism Awareness 5K
    May 24, 2019
    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.
  • #D3Week Spotlight: Football Senior Jake Wallace
    April 02, 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 next spotlight of “#D3Week” is with football’s Jake Wallace (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Mariners Claim New England Bowl With 38-22 Victory At Endicott; Tie Single-Season Program Record With Eight Wins
    November 17, 2018
    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.
  • New England Bowl Preview: Mariners Take On Endicott Saturday In Search Of Single-Season Wins Record
    November 16, 2018
    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.
  • Joe Vitelli Selected To CoSIDA’s 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team
    November 15, 2018
    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.
  • Seven Mariners Selected To All-NEWMAC Football Teams
    November 14, 2018
    On Wednesday, the NEWMAC Conference announced the postseason award winners and All-Conference Teams for football and USMMA had seven student-athletes represented on the All-NEWMAC Teams.
  • Football Selected To Play In New England Bowl At Enidcott This Saturday
    November 12, 2018
    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.
  • Mariners Fall In Secretaries’ Cup Matchup To Coast Guard, 26-12
    November 10, 2018
    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.
  • Football’s Throwback Uniforms To Debut On ESPN's “Gear Up" Saturday Morning
    November 09, 2018
    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.
  • Secretaries’ Cup Preview: Mariners Welcome In Arch-Rival Coast Guard Saturday For ESPN3 Matchup
    November 09, 2018
    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.
  • Five Mariners Earn NEWMAC Football All-Academic Honors
    November 09, 2018
    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.
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