Mileikis Named MMBCWA Player of the Week

Mileikis Named MMBCWA Player of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – The Maine Men's Basketball Coaches & Writers Association (MMBCWA) weekly awards have been announced and Saint Joseph's College senior guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) has garnered Player of the Week honors.

Mileikis netted 26 points while shooting 73.3% (11-15) from the field in a seesaw victory over UMaine-Farmington on Thursday night. The senior guard added five rebounds and four assists and became the 40th player in team history to score 1,000 career points with his 23rd point in the triumph.

For Mileikis, the MMBCWA weekly award is the second of his career and first since January 22nd, 2018.

Through December 17th, the two-year team captain is averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 62.7% (64-102) from the field and 89.5% (34-38) from the free throw line. He leads the team in both shooting categories and ranks third on the squad in scoring average.

In the MMBCWA weekly poll, Saint Joseph's is ranked second with 24 points behind Colby, which received all six first-place votes and 30 points overall. Husson (18) is third and is followed by Bowdoin (12) and UMaine-Farmington (5) in this week's rankings.

Saint Joseph's will host the Catholic Classic on December 29th and 30th. The Monks play Rivier on the 29th at 1:00 PM and Emmanuel on the 30th at 3:00 PM. Regis will face Emmanuel at 3:00 PM on the 29th and Rivier at 1:00 PM on the 30th.







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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