STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Rupert Lewis has announced the field hockey recruiting class of 2022.
Lewis, who will begin his 14th year as the Monks' skipper this fall, has guided Saint Joseph's to back-to-back Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships and subsequent NCAA Tournament berths. In 2017, the Monks upset top-seeded Lasell College, 3-0, in the conference championship on November 4th and fell to #19 University of New England, 2-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament four days later.
The incoming class features 15 players from four different states and represents all quadrants of the field, with six forwards, five midfielders, three defenders, and one goalkeeper making their way to the Shores of Sebago.
"I am very excited about the potential of our 2022 recruiting class," adds Coach Lewis. "I look forward to seeing this talented group quickly adopt to the college game and our playing systems. I expect to see many of these student athletes making an immediate impact and creating depth for our competitive field hockey program."
FIELD HOCKEY CLASS OF 2022
Why Saint Joseph's?
It feels like home to me
High School: Participated in field hockey, swimming, lacrosse, track & field, and dance at Cony High School…Named as the 2016 and 2017 Swim Teammate of the Year, 2017 Track and Field Teammate of the Year, and 2017 Field Hockey Teammate of the Year…Earned various awards in National Dance Competitions…Helped her swim team win the 2017 and 2018 State of Maine Girls Swim Championships…Listed on the honor roll all four years…Played club for two years for Majestix Indoor Club Team, won NIQ…Also played two years for Maine Elite Indoor Club Team.
Community Service: Seeds of Peace, Maine Youth Leadership Camp, Girls State 2017, volunteer instructor for several field hockey and lacrosse Camps , Key Club, local soup kitchen, various Cancer Walks.
Personal: Danielle Marie Brox, daughter of Joanne and Ronald Brox…Has one sister, Jessica.
Isabella "Izzy" Anton
Why Saint Joseph's? SJC has everything I was looking for - top nursing school, competitive field hockey team, and beautiful campus setting
High School: Participated in field hockey, three-year varsity player…Recognized as WMUR Hometown Hero Fall 2017…Member of National Honor Society and earned Scholar Athlete recognition.
Community Service: Captain Izzy's Crew National MS Society Walk Team earning over $40,000 since 2013…Member of Government Relations Committee for National MS Society.
Personal: Isabella Louise Anton, daughter of Joseph and Leslie Anton...Sister to Zack Anton.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because it is close to home and the competitive sports field hockey and lacrosse.
High School: Played field hockey and lacrosse at Gorham High School…Selected as the field hockey team's Most Improved Player her sophomore year.
Community Service: Helping with youth field hockey and volunteering at the school where my mom works.
Personal: Molly Kate Barr, daughter of Kelly and Don Barr.
Why Saint Joseph's? To be in an outstanding nursing program and to continue to play the sport I love.
High School: Participated in field hockey and track & field at Spruce Mountain High School…Earned All-Rookie, Honorable Mention, First Team All-Star, Academic All-Star, All State, and Player of the Year honors…Helped her team advance to the MVC championship game and regional game against St Dom's her senior year…Listed on the Academic Honor roll…Played club for Maine Styx for four years.
Community Service: Participated in school blood drive, volunteered at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, and participated in the Heart Walk each year.
Personal: Alexis Lousie Beardsley, daughter of Alan and Joline Beardsley.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because since freshman year of high school my teacher has been pushing me too look into this school and when I toured the campus I instantly fell in love with the environment.
High School: Played field hockey and softball at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School…Led her team in scoring her junior and senior seasons…Selected as a Cal-League All Star, All-State All Star and Home Team All Star…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll all four years and a member of the National Honors Society.
Community Service: Student Council President (senior year), Student Council Fundraising Chair (junior year)
Personal: Shannon Lynne Bethel, daughter of Alan and Jennifer Bethel…has five siblings: Ryan, Colin, Erin, Logan and Taryn Bethel.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because of my major, the location of the school and the athletics.
High School: Participated in field hockey, indoor track, and lacrosse at Massabesic High School…Earned First Team All-State honors…Helped her team win the field hockey regional championship and the lacrosse regional and state championships…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll, a National Honors Society member, and All Academic honoree…Played club for Maine Styx, Maineiax Lacrosse, Costal Field Hockey, and Maine Lacrosse Team.
Community Service: Served over 100 hours of community service.
Personal: Logan Rae Champlin, daughter of Jason and Ronni Champlin…Has two siblings: Jonathan and Camryn Champlin.
Why Saint Joseph's? I fell in love with the college as a sophomore and found it to be a perfect fit.
High School: Participated in field hockey, competition cheerleading, and track & field at Oxford Hills High School…Earned the Viking Award for competition cheerleading in 2016 and the Viking Award for Field hockey in 2018…Listed on the Honor Roll…Played club for Maine Styx Field Hockey U19 Elite for one year.
Personal: Gina Marie Colley, daughter of Michael and Carrie Colley…Sister to Cody.
Why Saint Joseph's? I loved the location and the feel of the campus.
High School: Played field hockey, basketball, and softball at Spruce Mountain High School…Earned 2016 KVAC Honorable Mention and 2017 MVC First Team All-Conference accolades…Helped her team advance to the MVC championship game and regional game against St Dom's her senior year…Garnered All-Academic honors and a member of the National Honors Society as well as Top 10 academically…Played club for Maine Styx for four years.
Personal: Morgan Lisann Dalton, daughter of Vicky Wight-Dalton.
Why Saint Joseph's? It felt like home to me
High School: Played field hockey and softball at Sacopee Valley High School…Garnered Western Maine First Team All-Conference honors for both field hockey and softball…Listed on the Honor Roll and a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Isabelle Diane Eldridge, daughter of Deborah Eldridge.
Why Saint Joseph's? I loved the size of the school and the atmosphere of the campus.
High School: participated in field hockey and indoor/outdoor track & field at North Reading High School…Selected as Team MVP and CAL First Team All-Star…Also earned CAL All-Star honors in indoor track…Helped her outdoor track team claim the Division 4 State Championship in 2016 and 2017 and the indoor team earn the Division 4 State Championship in 2017…Academically, listed on the Honor roll and a member of the National Honors Society…Played club for Danvers Indoor Sports (one year) and Seacoast United Essex (three years).
Community Service: I performed community service at church, youth field hockey program, and a local homeless shelter
Personal: Olivia Anne Esposito, daughter of William and Penny Esposito…Has one sister, Erika.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because it offers me the ability to be an athlete at the collegiate level and the advantage of a earning a degree from a reputable Pre-Pharmacy program.
High School: Participated in field hockey, ice hockey, softball, and track at Hollis Brookline High School…Earned the Field Hockey Dedication Award and named Second Team All-State her junior and senior years…Listed on the academic Honor Roll…Played club for Granite State Elite for three years.
Community Service: Saint John Neumann Community Service Member
Personal: Meghan Ashley Hill, daughter of Jennifer and Shawn Hill…Has two sisters, Sabrina and Alyssa Hill.
Why Saint Joseph's? The field hockey program and my major
High School: Participated in field hockey and track & field at Hall-Dale High School…Listed on the academic Honor Roll.
Community Service: Day of Caring (four years)
Personal: Georgianna Marie Marston, daughter of Melanie and George Marston…has two siblings: Ellie Leeman and Lily Marston.
Why Saint Joseph's? After visiting the campus I felt like it was a place I could call home. Also the good nursing program and strong field hockey team and I feel like I won't be just a number.
High School: Played field hockey, basketball, and tennis at Lebanon High School…Named DII Field Hockey First Team All-State and Most Valuable Player and Coaches Award recipient…Helped her team win the 2015 and 2016 DII NHIAA Field Hockey State Championships and the 2017 DII NHIAA Basketball State Championship…Listed on the Honor Roll.
Community Service: Youth In Action
Personal: Leah Grace Mayes, daughter of Ben and Mary Mayes…Sister to Noah and Trevor Mayes.
Why Saint Joseph's? St. Joe's is a school I feel like I can excel at and it's overall a great fit for me.
High School: Played field hockey and softball at Lewis S. Mills High School…Garnered Berkshire League All Star and All-State accolades…Helped her team win the 2014 State Championship…Scholar Athlete.
Community Service: Connecticut Special Olympics, local soup kitchens, coaching/assisting local youth sports teams
Personal: Valerie Rae Neuhausser, daughter of Joanne and Karl Neuhausser…Has one sister, Karlie Neuhausser.
Why Saint Joseph's? Combination of strong academics as well as the successful field hockey program
High School: Participated in field hockey, lacrosse, and indoor/outdoor track & field at Massabesic High School…Garnered SMAA All- Conference Rookie Team, SMAA All-Conference 2nd Team (x2), Offensive MVP (x2), SMAA All- Conference First Team, and All-State First Team accolades…Selected as a team captain…Holds school record for most goals in a career (68) and most goals in a season (23) and tied for the most career assists (23)…Helped her team claim the 2016 Regional Championship with a runner-up finish in the State Championship…Earned All-Conference All-Academic Team accolades and listed on the Honor Roll…Played club for Coastal (two years), Maine Elite (one year), Invaders (two years), and Maine Styx (two years).
Community Service: SSYAA Field Hockey Coach, Filly Lacrosse Coach
Personal: Emma Leigh Rutledge, daughter of Dean and Jeannie Rutledge…Has one brother, Ryan Rutledge.