DaGraca Named First Team All-New England

DaGraca Named First Team All-New England

STANDISH, Maine – The United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors have been announced and Saint Joseph's College senior forward Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine) has earned First Team All-New England accolades.

DaGraca, a Second Team All-New England honoree last fall, collects First Team acclaim after leading the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in goals (19), points (44), and game-winning goals (7) this fall.

The four-time First Team All-GNAC honoree and two-time GNAC Offensive Player of the Year recipient (2016, 2018) owns the team's career records in goals (70), points (155), game-winners (20), and shots (403). She wrapped up her collegiate career ranked sixth in both points and goals among all active NCAA DIII Women's Soccer players.

DaGraca is the only GNAC player to garner First Team All-New England honors. Lasell senior forward Carly Zdanek (Newton, N.J.) and Emmanuel junior defender Kaylin Deschenes (Lynn, Mass.) are listed on the Second Team while Lasell senior defender Sabrina Morais (Arlington, Mass.) and Johnson & Wales sophomore midfielder Olivia Cairrao (Bristol, R.I.) have claimed Third Team honors.

Bowdoin midfielders Julia Patterson (Hull, Mass.) and Morgen Gallagher (Norwell, Mass.), who claimed First and Third Team mention, respectively, are the only other players from a Maine institution to earn All-New England recognition.

Led by sixth-year Head Coach Jenelle Harris, Saint Joseph's - the #2 seed in the 2018 GNAC Tournament - claimed the first GNAC Championship in program history with a 1-0 upset victory at top-seeded Lasell College on Sunday, November 25, 2018 4th. The Monks faced #12 Swarthmore College in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Pennsylvania and fell to the Garnet on their home turf, 5-1, on November 10th.






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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.