STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Jenelle Harris is pleased to announce the women's soccer Class of 2022.
Coach Harris, who will begin her sixth season as the Monks' leader this fall, is bringing in a class of 10 players to help the team replace four starters lost to graduation as well as add depth and talent to a program which went 13-6-1 overall (7-3-1 in conference play) last season.
As the #4 seed in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament, Saint Joseph's advanced to the second round – for the second-consecutive season – after blanking #5 University of Saint Joseph, 4-0, in a quarterfinal on October 28th, but fell to eventual GNAC Champion Lasell College, 3-1, in semifinal action three days later.
"This incoming class is very talented and we are excited to see what they can accomplish at the collegiate level," adds Coach Harris. "They have the ability to make an impact in our program and challenge our solid returning group. This class, along with our returners, will contribute to our program's philosophy of competitive fire, commitment, accountability, and family on and off the field."
WOMEN'S SOCCER CLASS OF 2022
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because it was the perfect fit for me both academically and athletically.
High School: Participated in soccer and indoor and outdoor track & field…Earned Class C First Team All-Conference honors junior and senior year…Named captain and Most Valuable Player senior year…Also selected for the Class C Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Team senior year...Was the Class C State Champion in the 4x100 meter relay freshman year…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll throughout high school, member of National Honors Society, and Class Secretary senior year…Three-year starter for GPS Maine Phoenix, State Cup Champions in 2016, and State Cup Runner-Up in 2017.
Community Service: Helped organize a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Wounded Heroes of Maine Program and volunteered at middle school track meets.
Personal: Emma Joy Auclair, daughter of Christine and Rick Auclair…Has one sister, Sydney.
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose Saint Joseph's College because of the community environment and the great opportunities
High School: Played soccer and tennis at Gorham High School…Helped the Rams win Regional Championships in 2015 and 2016…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club for Velocity Soccer Club for five years, Phoenix Club 2016-2017, and Seacoast United (current) 2017-2018.
Community Service: Gorham House Volunteer, Gorham Athletic Boosters Volunteer, Gorham Youth Soccer and Baseball Volunteer
Personal: Caitlin Lee Callahan, daughter of Deborah and Robert Callahan…Sister to Emma and Connor Callahan.
Why Saint Joseph's? Offered what I wanted to study and I loved the campus
High School: Played soccer, basketball, and softball at Madison Area Memorial High School…Garnered All-State, Regional All-Star, MVC Player of the Year, and Morning Sentinel Player of the Year honors as a senior…Collected First Team All-Conference honors her junior year, Second Team as a sophomore, and Honorable Mention as a freshman…Helped lead her team to a Regional Championship and a runner-up finish in the State Championship game as a senior…In basketball, earned All-Conference Honorable Mention acclaim her sophomore, junior, and senior years and selected as a member of the MVC Senior All-Star Team as a senior…In softball, collected Second Team All-Conference honors as a freshman, sophomore, and junior with a State Championship her sophomore season…Academically, Emery is a member of the National Honors Society and Business League, served as a Senior Mentor, and listed on the Honor Roll…Plays club for Seacoast United.
Community Service: Worked community service day for the Little Wanderers for five years and volunteered for Pi-Day at the junior high school as a junior…Worked soccer, basketball, and softball clinics all four years and served as a graduation usher her sophomore and junior years.
Personal: Ashley Elizabeth Emery, daughter of Troy and Kelly Emery…Sister to Garrett and Tristan Emery.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because the minute I stepped on campus, it felt right. Everyone was so friendly, the campus itself was beautiful, and Coach Harris as well as all the girls on the soccer team was so welcoming.
High School: Played soccer and lacrosse at Kennebunk High School…Received Most Improved Award for 2016 Season and SMAA All-Conference Honorable Mention for 2017-18 season…Helped the Rams advance to the Class A South State finals in 2017…Academically, listed on the High Honor Roll all four years, National Honors Society Member, Honors Chamber Choir Member…Played club for GPS Maine Phoenix for over seven years…State Cup Champion nearly every season…Competed at Regional Tournaments in Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
Community Service: Volunteers within the community whenever possible, was a member of the Community Service Club at Kennebunk High School freshman and sophomore year.
High School: Elizabeth Ann Flynn, daughter of Brian and Gervaise Flynn…Has one brother, Andrew.
Why Saint Joseph's? I visited many colleges but SJC was the first one that felt like a true home.
High School: Participated in soccer and track & field at Kennebunk High School...Earned Dedication to Excellence, and All-Academic Team awards...Helped the Rams advance to the Class A Southern Maine Finals as a senior...Academically, earned High Honors, National Honor Society member, and Society of Women Engineers member.Personal: Adia Quinn Grogan, daughter of Heather and Kevin Grogan...Has two siblings: Daly and Connor.
Why Saint Joseph's? To major in the nursing program and to continue my soccer career
High School: Participated in soccer, track, and gymnastics at Mahopac High School…Earned All-League, All-Section and Team MVP honors during her junior and senior seasons…Also garnered Section 1 Second Team All-Star honors as a junior…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club for Mahopac Elite for 10 years.
Community Service: Volunteered to do statistics and announcements for the varsity baseball team…Also volunteered at Town Fair.
Personal: Kayley Marie Mattos, daughter of Rita and Keith Mattos…Sister to Danielle, Brett, and Keith Mattos.
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose Saint Joseph's College because of the athletics, how close it is to my home, and also because I already know the campus and expectations of the college from the Early Scholars program.
High School: Participated in soccer and track & field at Poland Regional High School…Two-time First Team All-Western Conference and two-time Second Team All-Region honoree…Team's high-scorer all four years…Two-year team captain…Selected as Poland's first created Inspiration Award (2017) recipient…Played club for GPS Maine for five years and ODP Maine for four years…GPS Maine captain for four years, ODP high scorer and captain for two years…GPS Maine State Champs and went to Nationals in Aurora, Colorado in 2016...ODP Region 1 Tournament Appearance three times.
Community Service: Coached recreational soccer teams for four years…Also served as a referee for recreational and travel soccer games
Personal: Katriana Lynn Pratt, daughter of William & Nicole Pratt…Has three siblings, Elesha, Richelle, and Samantha Pratt.
Why Saint Joseph's? I am choosing to attend Saint Joseph's College because it has a strong exercise science program and the community is very welcoming.
High School: Played soccer and basketball at Brimmer and May School…Selected as MVP, All-League All-Star (three years), All-Scholastic Player, NEPSAC All-Star…Helped lead her team to the 2016 Independent Girl Conference (IGC) Championship…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll her freshman, junior, and senior years…Played club for Sachems FC, NE Rush U19 and Region 1
Community Service: Young Ministry, Assistant at Alton Street Dance Studio, Wall for Hunger
Personal: Kimberly Theresa Alejandra Santos, daughter of Susan Santos and Patricia Sullivan.
Why Saint Joseph's? I could study biochemistry and play soccer on a pretty campus.
High School: Participated in soccer, indoor track, and outdoor track at John Bapst Memorial High School…PVC All-Conference Second Team 2015-2017…Selected as team captain of the soccer team her senior year… Went to New England's for indoor track…Academically, earned High Honors, member of National Honors Society, and Distinguished Graduate…Played club for River City for three years and DSA United for two years…Went to regionals in West Virginia with River City.
Personal: Eilidh Michelle Sidaway, daughter of Ben and Bonnie Sidaway, Has two siblings, Jaymie and Kyle Sidaway.
Why Saint Joseph's? Because Saint Joseph's has a great nursing program
High School: Participated in soccer and track & field at Andover High School…Earned the Unsung Hero Award…Helped her team advance to the second round of the MIAA State Tournament twice…Academically, listed on the Honor Roll, earned the Academic Award of Excellence, member of National Society of High School Scholars and The Society of Torch & Laurel…Played club for Abbey Villa Soccer Club (one year), NEFC Boston Breakers North Shore Elite (two years)…Selected as a team captain for Abbey Villa.
Community Service: IMEC, Saint Augustine's Church, Volunteer Assistant Coach for AVSC, Warrior Way.
Personal: Alyssa Nicole Smith, daughter of Kevin and Christine Smith…Has two sisters, Ashley and Amanda Smith.