STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Adrian Dubois is pleased to announce the men's soccer Class of 2022.
Coach Dubois, who is about to begin his fifth year as the Monks' sideline general, has brought in another impressive class as the incoming group – which features 11 players from five different states – looks to be talented and ready to contribute immediately.
Under the watch of Dubois last fall, 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 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.
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.
Now among the top programs in New England, Saint Joseph's looks to the 2022 class to help solidify the Monks' position among the elite, both regionally and nationally, this fall.
"This recruiting class will likely compete with returners for starting roles immediately," says Coach Dubois. "These new players possess a strong soccer acumen with impressive high school and club soccer backgrounds. If they put in the work this summer and learn the system quickly, we expect that many of them could log valuable playing time right away."
"Also, it's important to note that this class is comprised of young men of strong character who will bring a great deal to our positive team culture and excel in the classroom."
MEN'S SOCCER CLASS OF 2022
Why Saint Joseph's? Location and soccer program
High School: Played soccer, basketball, and volleyball at Hollis-Brookline High School…Named Second Team All-State in 2015 and 2017 and Honorable Mention in 2014…Also claimed Team MVP honor in 2015 and 2017…Collected First Team All-State honors in volleyball his junior and senior years and was a Second Team All-State honoree in basketball as a senior…Helped his volleyball team claim the State Championship in 2016 and his basketball team take the State title in 2018…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll all four years…Played club for GPS New Hampshire 2000 NPL: two years played, State Champions and National Champions.Personal: Jonathan Elliott Brackett, son of Jonathan Brackett and Alison Brackett…Brother of Sydney and Rachel Brackett.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to choose Saint Joseph's College because I really liked the soccer program and beautiful campus and to major in Business Sports Management.
High School: Played soccer at Windham High School…Honorable Mention, Two-time First Team All-State, All-New England, Eagle Tribune Player of the Year…Helped lead his team to the championship match once and the semifinal round twice...Listed on the Honor Roll all four years…Played club for Seacoast United, U-10 - U-16 NPL, GPS NH, U-17 - U-19 NPL
Community Service: Soup Kitchen, Food Bank of New Hampshire, Mission Trip to Dominican Republic
Personal: Kyle Peter Cocciardi, son of Paul and Tamara Cocciardi…Brother to Jeremy and Alexa.
Why Saint Joseph's? Saint Joseph's has everything I was looking for in a school. Great business education opportunities, an amazing campus, and an extremely competitive and successful soccer program. I know it'll be the right fit for me as a student athlete.
High School: Played varsity soccer and hockey at Goffstown High School…Helped his team make Final four appearances in 2014, 2016, and 2017 fall seasons…2016 Division II NH State Champion…Second Team All-State 2017…Selected to NH Lions Cup All-Star Team for the 2017-18 season…Goffstown High School Co-MVP Award…Four-year honors student, student council class of 2018 representative, and a member of the National Honors Society…Played for the Granite FC COE Wanderers for two years…Seacoast United NH NPL for three years…GPS NH NPL for three years…Competed in 2017 National Championship Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana with GPS NH.
Community Service: National Honors Society volunteer, food kitchen volunteer, organized a fundraiser as a restaurant to help assist a fellow classmate's family in paying for Lyme disease treatment for their daughter.
Personal: Michael Robert Fortin…son of Kim and Bob Fortin…Brother to Taylor.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because it offers a welcoming community, strong academics, and strong athletics. I also selected Saint Joseph's College due to Coach Dubois' character, leadership strengths, and the strength of his soccer program.
High School: Played soccer at Scarborough High School…Four-year varsity letter recipient…Noted as a top player to watch senior year but an injury prevented any opportunity for awards…2015 Southern Maine Regional Champions…Academically, earned the Science Department Award, Rotary Youth Leadership Program Award, Co-Curricular Award Interact Club Member, Honor Roll two years…Played club for Seacoast United Mariners South NPL for six years…National Cup XVI Champions 2017, Maine State Cup Champions five years (2013-17), Jefferson Cup Champions 2016, Potomac Memorial Tournament Champions 2016.
Community Service: Volunteered as head coach of youth soccer team senior year. Participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program as student participant and continuing as staff. Member of Interact Club, which is a Rotary-sponsored volunteer club. Various other volunteering within the community.
Personal: Jarred Cushing Greenleaf, son of Eric and Cheryl Greenleaf.
Why Saint Joseph's? It showed me the advantages of going to a well-connected small school.
High School: Played soccer at Bishop Hendricken High School…Earned All- State and All-Division honors…Played in the Nationals at URI, Indiana twice, and Denver…Appeared in the Regionals in West Virginia and New Jersey, Jefferson, Potomac, and Disney Soccer Tournament…Academically, earned President's List, High Honors, National Honors Society, and Spanish National Honors Society awards…Played club for Bayside FC (two-time State Champs) for four years, Bruno FC (one State Championship) for two years, and GPS MA (four-time State Champions, 2015 National Champions) for five years.
Community Service: Special Olympics all four years, Altar Serving
Personal: Chukwudi James Onyejose, son of Joseph and Mary Onyejose…Brother to Onochie, Anwuli, and Chukuma Onyejose.
Why Saint Joseph's? I've heard it was a great school education wise and it also has a family feeling to it
High School: Played soccer and track at Bishop Hendricken High School…Named All-New England, All-State, First Team All-Division for soccer…Set the record for the 55 meter event in track as a freshman in 2014…Helped lead his team to three semifinal appearances and one quarterfinal trip…Academically, earned Presidents List, High Honors, and Honors, National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society accolades…Played club for Bayside FC (three-time RI State champions) for four years, Bruno FC (one RI State championship) for three years, GPS (three-time NEP State champions, two-time NPL Champions, and National Cup) for five years.
Community Service: Hunger Walk, Gloria Gemma 5k
Personal: Chukwuma John Onyejose, son of Mary and Joseph…Brother of Onochie, Anwuli, and Chukwudi.
Why Saint Joseph's? Soccer, academics, close to home
High School: Played soccer, track, and tennis at Scarborough High School…Earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2016…Helped his team win the 2015 State Championship and the 2014 Regional Championship…Played club for Seacoast United 2012-2018…Made regional appearances 2013-2016 and won Nationals in 2017.
Personal: Spencer Brian Pettingill, son of Tina and Brian Pettingill…Brother to Grace and Avery Pettingill.
Why Saint Joseph's? It was a great fit in the classroom and on the soccer field.
High School: Played soccer and basketball at Hopkinton High School…2014 NHIAA D3 Soccer All-State Honorable Mention, 2015 NHIAA D3 Soccer First Team All-State (Offensive Payer of the Year), 2016 NHIAA D3 Soccer First Team All-State, 2017 Twin State Lions Cup Soccer All-Star, Lakes Region Athletic League Soccer All-Star, Concord Monitor Boys Soccer Player of the Year, Hopkinton High School Soccer all time assist leader…2013 NHIAA D3 Soccer State Champion, 2016 NHIAA D3 Soccer State Champion, 2017 Copa Santa Tournament Soccer Champion (Barcelona, Spain)…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll and selected as a New Hampshire Scholar…Played club for Hopkinton Soccer Club for 10 years and was a member of the Olympic Development Program New Hampshire State Team for seven years…Also played for the Region 1 International Team and Seacoast United U19 Academy for one year.
Community Service: Senior to Senior Program
Personal: Jacob Tyler Rockwood, son of Mark and Nicole Rockwood…Brother to Logan.
Why Saint Joseph's?
I decided to go to Saint Joseph's College because it had a perfect campus and great academics.
High School: Played soccer and Frisbee at Sheehan High School…Earned All-State and All-SCC accolades…Listed on the Honor Roll…Played club for CFC for three years and Ginga FC for four years.
Community Service: Twist tournament
Personal: Jason George Umbehr, son of Susan Mackie and Bernard Umbehr…Brother to Gabe and Julianna.
Why Saint Joseph's? Great academic programs, close knit community, top-20 soccer program with great culture and coaching.
High School: Played soccer, indoor track, and basketball at North Andover High School…MVC Player of the Year (2017), MVC All Conference (2016,2017), Boston Herald & Boston Globe All Scholastic (2017), Eagle Tribune All-Star (2016,2017), All Eastern Mass (2017), MA All State Team (2017)…MA State Cup Finalist w/ Aztec Soccer Club 2016…Played for the Aztec Soccer Club for four seasons - Team Captain for last two seasons…Honor Roll student freshman, sophomore, and senior years.
Community Service: Youth soccer coaching in North Andover, Student Ambassadors - North Andover High School.
Personal: Austin Averill Ward, son of Heather and Matt Ward…Brother to Julia.
Why Saint Joseph's College?
The rapidly growing business program, the great soccer program, and the small community feeling
High School: Played basketball and soccer at Winslow High School…Two year All-Conference Team…Two-year All-State Team…2017 All New England Team…Also earned Conference All-Rookie All-Defensive Team honors…Two-time Class B Northern Maine Champions…Two Class B State Final appearances…Listed on the Honor Roll all four years of high school…Played club for the Seacoast United Mariners: four-year State Cup Champions, 2015 NEPL Champions, 2016, 2017 Jefferson Cup Champions, 2016 Potomac Tournament Champions, 2017 NPL Champions, 2017 U-19 National Championship Team.
Community Service: Reading program to elementary school kids. Rec basketball and soccer programs.
Personal: Michael Sean Wildes, son of Dan and Melissa…Brother of Connor and Sarah.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.