Casale Earns GNAC Player of the Week Honors

Casale Earns GNAC Player of the Week Honors

STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly honors have been released and Saint Joseph's College sophomore guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) has been selected as the GNAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Casale helped the Monks extend their winning streak to nine games by averaging 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in wins over Rivier and Emmanuel over the weekend. In a blowout win over Rivier on Saturday, Casale netted 19 points with nine rebounds and five assists in just 19 minutes. In a come from behind triumph over Emmanuel on Sunday, the sophomore guard scored 31 points with eight rebounds.

Through 12 games, Casale is averaging 23.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game while shooting 51.1% (95-186) from the field, 50% (49-98) from three-point range, and 73.2% (41-56) from the free throw line. He currently leads the team in scoring, rebounding, assists, field goals made, three-pointers made, assists (47), and blocked shots (11).

Casale, who also earned GNAC Player of the Week mention on December 10th, leads the conference in scoring average, three-pointers made, and points and is second in the GNAC in field goals made and defensive rebounds (93) and third in three-point percentage.

Saint Joseph's (10-2) kicks off conference play on Tuesday, January 8th with a 7:00 PM game at Lasell College.




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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