Ward Listed on NESJ All-Rookie Team

Ward Listed on NESJ All-Rookie Team

STANDISH, Maine – The 2018 New England Soccer Journal All-Rookie Team has been announced and Saint Joseph's College freshman midfielder Austin Ward (North Andover, Mass.) is one of 11 players from the region to garner recognition.

Ward earns regional acclaim after scoring six goals with six assists for 18 total points in 21 games off the bench during his first collegiate campaign.

Ward, who was selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week on October 22nd, tied for third on the team in points as a freshman.


2018 NESJ All-Rookie Team

Chris Kingston – Goalkeeper – Bowdoin
Liam Hanlon – Defense – Babson
Michael McFarlane – Defense – Middlebury
Ian Daly – Defense – Tufts
Arian Pilja – Defense – Endicott
Alex Shahmirzadi – Midfield – Amherst
Gabriel Meireles – Midfield – Salem State
Austin Ward – Midfield – Saint Joseph's
German Giammattei – Forward – Amherst
Patrick Agyemang – Forward – Eastern Connecticut
Jarvin Ramirez – Forward – Gordon






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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.