Field Hockey Receive Votes in Penn Monto/NFHCA DIII National Poll for Third-Consecutive Week

Field Hockey Receive Votes in Penn Monto/NFHCA DIII National Poll for Third-Consecutive Week

STANDISH, Maine – The eighth Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll has been released and Saint Joseph's College has received votes for the third-consecutive week and fourth time this year.

Saint Joseph's, 17-1 overall and 7-0 versus conference foes this fall, has received 41 points and is the second team listed under the 'others receiving votes' section in this week's poll behind Denison University (57).

The Monks, led by 14th-year Head Coach Rupert Lewis, closed out the regular season with a 5-1 victory over conference-rival Lasell College last Wednesday and head into the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament as the #1 seed. Saint Joseph's will host #4 Simmons University in the semifinal round at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.

The 2018 team has already set new SJC single-season records for wins, goals (84), assists (67), points (235), shots (435), and shutouts (11) and ranks among the NCAA DIII leaders in assists per game (1st, 3.67), penalty corners per game (2nd, 14.22), points per game (2nd, 13.0), scoring margin (2nd, 4.00), goals per game (3rd, 4.67), winning percentage (3rd, .944), scoring average (4th, 4.61), shutouts per game (6th, 0.61), save percentage (6th, .845), and goals-against average (8th, 0.60).

Messiah College (17-0) sits atop the national rankings with 995 points and is followed by Middlebury College (15-1, 987 points), Rowan University (18-0, 982), Tufts University (15-1, 896), and The College of New Jersey (13-3, 834) in the top five.

Including Middlebury and Tufts, eight New England programs are listed in the top 20 as #12 Williams College (12-4), #13 Babson College (15-3), #14 Trinity College (12-4), #15 Bowdoin College (11-5), #17 Hamilton College (10-6), and #20 Amherst College (10-6) help fill out this week's rankings.





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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at