Emery & Finn Earn NEILA Academic All-New England Honors

Emery & Finn Earn NEILA Academic All-New England Honors

STANDISH, Maine - Recent Saint Joseph's College men's lacrosse graduates Raymond Emery (Abington, Mass.) and Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) have been named Academic All-New England by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA), the organization announced on Tuesday.

Members of the team are nominated by head coaches in Divisions 1, 2 and 3, and are comprised of student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and on the field over the course of their men's lacrosse career.

Emery, a Criminal Justice major, played in 67 games over four seasons with 117 ground balls and 65 caused turnovers. The senior captain was a two-time All-Conference defender.

Finn, a Business Management major, graduated earlier this month owning the program's career records for points (210), goals (169), shots on goal (324), and man-up goals (37). This spring the senior captain became the first SJC player to be selected First Team All-Conference in seven years after scoring 49 goals with 14 assists for 63 total points with 12 man-up goals, 31 ground balls, and five caused turnovers in 17 games.

This year saw an increase of 36 student-athletes who meet the criteria, which requires that nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.

Brown University led all institutions with nine candidates this year, followed by Wesleyan University, who led Division 3 with seven All-Academic selections. Overall, 51 different colleges and universities were represented across all three divisions.

Seven different schools from Division 1 made up the 26 All-Academic award winners, while 12 honorees represented six schools in Division 2, where Assumption, Bentley and Southern New Hampshire led the way with three student-athletes apiece.

Joining Wesleyan at the top of Division 3 were Clark and Rivier, who had six All-Academic selections each. In total, 90 Division 3 players representing 38 institutions made an appearance on this year's squads.







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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 www.sjcme.edu.