On Wednesday night, the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced the CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Division III Pre-Season Poll and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy came in at 21st in the nation in the rankings. Additionally, the Regional Preseason Rankings were released, and the Mariners ranked seventh in the Northeast North Region.
The Skyline Conference recently announced that four Mariners were named Scholar-Athletes of the Year in their respective sports for the 2018-19 school year – Christopher Kahl ’19 (Solomons, Md.) of men’s swimming & diving, Sam Ney ’19 (Vicenza, Italy) of men’s soccer, Andrew Spinnenweber ’19 (Pasadena, Md.) of baseball and then-freshman Lucas Jordan (Littleton, Colo.) of men’s cross country.
The Skyline Conference announced its Academic Honor Roll for the 2018-19 Winter and 2019 Spring seasons on Tuesday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of 76 student-athletes over nine different sports recognized for their hard work in the classroom during their respective seasons.
USMMA diving coach Johan C. Lopez has been selected to participate in the United States Olympic Committee Coach Accelerator Program this coming September. This exclusive program, in which only 40 coaches are selected annually from all Olympic sports, is slated to be hosted at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy swimming & diving coaches Sean Tedesco and Johan C. Lopez served as guest speakers at the recent College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) National Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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.
In keeping with one of the team’s foundational principles of service, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams recently volunteered their time to clean up a local pond on Long Island. They teamed up with Operation S.P.L.A.S.H., which stands for Stop Polluting, Littering And Save Harbors, to clean Lofts Pond in Baldwin, N.Y.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s swimming & diving team had its best placement at the NCAA Championships in 18th-year head coach Sean Tedesco’s tenure at Kings Point. The Mariners finished the four-day event this past weekend in 15th place with a total of 76 points.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy finished the 2019 NCAA Championship Meet in 15th place after scoring two more times in the evening session of the final day of the meet on Saturday. The Mariners compiled a total of 76 team points throughout the meet.
For the second day in a row, junior Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) will swim for a National Championship! Additionally, the 400 Freestyle Relay team of sophomores Daniel Moore (Riverview, Fla.) and Jack Welch (Needham, Mass.), and juniors Caelin Weaver (Olive Branch, Miss.) and Monahan will compete in the Consolation Finals during the evening session on the final day of the 2019 NCAA National Championship Meet.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had two more All-American performances on Friday, as junior Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) and freshman Patrick Tolloti (Dover, Ohio) earned the distinction in the 100 breaststroke event. The Mariners still sit in 14th place of the NCAA Championship Meet, finishing the third day of the event with 51 points.
Junior Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) and freshman Patrick Tolloti (Dover, Ohio) will represent USMMA in the finals of the 100 breaststroke during the evening session of Day 3 of the NCAA National Championship Meet tonight. Monahan will be swimming in the Championship heat in search of the NCAA title for the event, while Tolloti earned a spot in the Consolation heat.
All six USMMA men’s swimmers down at the NCAA National Championship Meet are All-Americans! The Mariners’ two relay teams (the 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay) had a great evening session down in North Carolina, earning a total of 32 points for the team, which currently places them in 14th place halfway through the meet.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 200 freestyle relay team will swim for a National Championship tonight! The squad of sophomore Daniel Moore (Riverview, Fla.), junior Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) and sophomores Jack Higgins (Needham, Mass.) and Jack Welch (Chesapeake, Va.) placed seventh in the preliminaries this morning with a time of 1:21.54 to reach the Championship Finals later today in the evening session of Day 2 at the NCAA Championship Meet.
The USMMA men’s swim team completed the first day of the NCAA National Championship Meet down in North Carolina on Wednesday morning. The Mariners had swimmers compete in three events during the session – the 200 individual medley, the 50 freestyle and the 200 medley relay.
The final College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll was released on Wednesday evening and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s swim & dive team has made an appearance in the national rankings for the first time this season. The Mariners, who are sending six swimmers to the NCAA Tournament later in March, were ranked 18th in the nation, according to the poll.
Three U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s divers traveled up to MIT this weekend to compete in the NCAA Region 3 Diving Championships with hopes to qualify for the upcoming NCAA DIII National Swimming & Diving Championship Meet later this month.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.), classmate Caelin Weaver (Olive Branch, Miss.), sophomores Daniel Moore (Riverview, Fla.), Jack Welch (Chesapeake, Va.) and Jack Higgins (Needham, Mass.), and freshman Patrick Tolloti (Dover, Ohio) are all headed to the NCAA Division III Swim & Dive National Championship Meet in late March! The NCAA and USA Swimming announced the 236 men’s swimmers who have been invited to the national championships on Wednesday night and the six Mariners are the most that head coach Sean Tedesco will bring to the national meet in his 18 seasons at Kings Point.
The USMMA men's swimming & diving team won the 2019 Metropolitan Conference Championship! The Mariners scored 1,488 points to lead the pack at the ultra-competitive meet, ahead of second place TCNJ (1,413 points) and third place Rowan (1,189).
Last night, the USMMA men’s and women’s divers competed at the NYU Invitational in Manhattan. There were no team scores kept at the event, but the Mariners’ biggest story of the night was sophomore Calvin Kim (Bellevue, Wash.) hitting his second NCAA mark of the season on the one-meter board.
The USMMA men’s swimming & diving team defeated nationally-ranked #13 Rowan University, 192-108, on Saturday afternoon in the O’Hara Hall Pool. It was the first time the Mariners defeated a ranked opponent since they beat the Profs two seasons ago at home. With the win, Merchant Marine completes the regular season with a 7-2 record in dual meets, while the Rowan drops to 6-4.
This past weekend, the USMMA men’s swimming & diving team won the 2019 Skyline Conference Championship Meet, hosted by Purchase College Friday and Saturday. The Mariners compiled 878.5 points over the two-day event, beating out second-place SUNY Maritime (248) and third-place Sarah Lawrence (152).
The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that three members of the USMMA men’s swim & dive team have swept the league’s weekly honors for the week ending Jan. 20. Junior Nolan Monahan (Stafford, Va.) was named the Swimmer of the Week, senior Dave Argueta (Englewood, N.J.) earned Diver of the Week honors and freshman Matthew Mizell (Merritt Island, Fla.) was selected as the Rookie of the Week.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s swimming & diving team defeated Division 1 opponent St. Francis College, 152-78, on Sunday afternoon at the Terriers’ Aquatic Center. The win improves the Mariners’ record to 6-2 on the season, while SFC falls to 0-6.
The USMMA men’s swimming & diving team suffered a 183-117 road loss to arch-rival #16 Coast Guard on Saturday at the Bears’ Roland Pool. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 5-2 overall on the season, while USCGA improves to 7-1.
On Tuesday, the Skyline Conference announced its weekly award winners for men’s swimming & diving and the Mariners had three student-athletes recognized – senior Christopher Kahl (Solomons, Md.) was named the Swimmer of the Week, sophomore Gillem McMillan (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned Diver of the Week honors and freshman Patrick Tolloti (Dover, Ohio) was selected as the Rookie of the Week.
The USMMA men’s swimming & diving team triumphed over visiting Skyline opponent Mount St. Mary College, 166-73, on Saturday afternoon in the O’Hara Hall Pool. With the win, the Mariners improve to 5-1 (4-0 Skyline), while the Knights fall to 2-4 (1-2 Skyline) with the loss.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s swimming & diving team lost its home, non-conference matchup against #9 NYU on Friday night at the O’Hara Hall Pool by the final score of 149-94. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 4-1, while the Violets improve to 3-1.
The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that two members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s swimming & diving team earned weekly honors for their performances in the Mariners’ two meets this past week. Freshman Matthew Mizell (Merritt Island, Fla.) was named the Swimmer of the Week, while sophomore Gillem McMillan (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned Diver of the Week honors.