STANDISH, Maine – National and regional weekly men's soccer polls have been announced and Saint Joseph's College has moved up to #22 in the latest D3Soccer Poll and remains eighth, for the third-consecutive week, in the United Soccer Coaches weekly poll.
The Monks, 15-0-1 overall with a 9-0-1 record in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play, move up from 23rd in the national and remain eighth in New England after posting wins over Southern Maine (1-0) and Mount Ida College (4-0) last week.
Through 16 contests, the Monks have outscored their foes by an impressive 57-0 margin with 1,460 minutes of shutout play in goal. Saint Joseph's currently ranks as the NCAA DIII leader in save percentage (1.000), goals against average (0.00), shots on goal per game (11.94), and shutout percentage (1.000).
The Monks also rank second in the country in won-lost-tied percentage (.969), third in shots per game (23.06), fourth in assists per game (3.25) and total assists (52), fifth in points per game (10.38) and total points (166), and seventh in total goals (57).
As of October 24th, Saint Joseph's is the only NCAA program - men's or women's, levels DI, DII, and DIII - to have not yet allowed a goal. The Monks are also one of just five NCAA DIII men's programs to have not yet suffered a setback.
In 16 games this fall, Saint Joseph's has established new program single-season records for goals (57), assists (51), points (165), longest winning streak (11), and consecutive shutouts (16). The Monks' 11-game winning streak is the third longest current run in NCAA DIII Men's Soccer.
As the top seed in the 2017 GNAC Tournament, Saint Joseph's will host #8 Suffolk University in a quarterfinal contest Sunday at 1:00 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.