STANDISH, Maine – The Saint Joseph's College men's soccer team was presented with six NCAA DIII Statistical Champion plaques during a brief ceremony held in the SJC Hall of Fame Room on Friday, April 6th.
As a team, the Monks completed the 2017 campaign ranked first in NCAA DIII Men's Soccer in goals against average (.047), won-lost-tied percentage (.952), save percentage (.983), and shutout percentage (.952). Junior goalkeeper Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) was also awarded NCAA Statistical Champion plaques after leading the country in save percentage (.981) and goals against average (.050) last fall.
The 2017 men's soccer team established new NCAA Men's Soccer records – for all three levels – in goals against average and save percentage. Saint Joseph's allowed just one goal in 1,930 minutes and broke the NCAA Men's Soccer record – again, all three levels – for consecutive shutout minutes (1,802:54). Mullen also set an individual NCAA Men's Soccer record (all levels) for consecutive shutout minutes (1,706:09) last season.
Under the watch of Head Coach Adrian Dubois during his fourth year, Saint Joseph's posted the finest season in the 29-year history of the SJC men's soccer program. The Monks went 19-0-2 with a 9-0-1 record in GNAC play and, for the second-consecutive year, captured the conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In the first round, St. Joe's clinched the first national tourney win in team history with a 2-1 triumph over Mitchell College and held defending national champion Tufts University scoreless before falling to the Jumbos – on their home field - in penalty kicks in the second round.
The Monks capped the regular season ranked 17th and 25th in the D3Soccer.com and United Soccer Coaches national polls, respectively, and sixth in the United Soccer Coaches regional poll.