Casale Named MMBCWA Player of the Week

Casale Named MMBCWA Player of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – The first Maine Men's Basketball Coaches & Writers Association (MMBCWA) weekly honors of the 2018-19 season have been announced and Saint Joseph's College sophomore guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) has been selected as the MMBCWA Player of the Week.

Through four games this season, Casale is averaging 24.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.0 steals while shooting 44.4% (32-72) from the field, 41.9% (13-31) from three-point distance, and 80.0% (20-25) from the free throw line.

Casale opened his sophomore campaign by scoring a career-high 27 points with nine rebounds and four assists in a 99-91 setback at Plymouth State on Friday, November 9th. He scored 25 points with four caroms and eight assists in an 88-79 victory over Thomas on November 13th and notched an impressive double-double with 24 points and 13 boards – along with four assists and four steals – in a narrow loss (88-83) to Tufts three days later.

Casale capped the first reporting period of the year by netting 21 points with eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals in an 88-70 triumph over Anna Maria on November 17th.

For Casale, the MMBCWA Player of the Week honor is a career first. The 2018 MMBCWA Rookie of the Year was twice named as the Rookie of the Week last winter.


MMBCWA Weekly Report #1




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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