Monks Ranked 24th Nationally, Eighth in New England

Monks Ranked 24th Nationally, Eighth in New England

STANDISH, Maine – The eighth national poll has been released and Saint Joseph's College is ranked 24th in the country. The Monks are also ranked eighth in this week's United Soccer Coaches New England Region poll.

Led by first-year Head Coach Will Pike '12, Saint Joseph's is 13-1-2 overall with an 8-0-1 record in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play through October 25th and enters the national rankings for the first time this season after receiving votes in the week seven poll. The Monks were ranked nationally every week last fall, including the #5 ranking heading into the NCAA Tournament, and capped the year sitting at #14 in the country.

On Monday evening, the Monks suffered their first regular-season setback – a 1-0 loss to WPI, which is ranked #6 in New England - in over three years. The loss to the Engineers snapped an incredible 65-game (59-0-6) regular-season undefeated streak as well as a 38-game (34-0-4) unbeaten string in at home.

The Monks' last loss, a 2-0 setback at the hands of University of New England, was on September 4th, 2016.

Over the last four seasons, the Monks have recorded an incredible 68-4-10 (.829) overall record, including an undefeated 36-0-3 (.923) mark in conference play, with three GNAC Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

During this four-year span, Saint Joseph's has tallied 66 shutouts and outscored their opponents by a 232-24 margin.

Saint Joseph's will play at Johnson & Wales University on Saturday in a conference contest slated to start at 1:00 PM.







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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