STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly honors have been announced and Saint Joseph's College freshman guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) has been named as the GNAC Corvias Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week.
Casale averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in just 20.5 minutes per game in a 1-1 week. He scored a team-high 20 points with seven rebounds in the Monks' 2017 home opener versus three-time NAC Champion Husson on Saturday. The freshman was 7-of-14 on the week, including 3-of-5 from three.
Casale is the first SJC men's basketball player to earn GNAC Rookie of the Week honors since senior forward Quinn Richardson-Newton (Saco, Maine) claimed the award on February 9th, 2015.
The first-year guard is also the first Saint Joseph's freshman to net 20 or more points in a game since Richardson-Newton dropped 20 versus Albertus Magnus College on January 10th, 2015.
Saint Joseph's (1-1) travels to UMaine-Farmington tomorrow for a non-conference contest starting at 7:30 PM.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.