Monks Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

Monks Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

STANDISH, Maine – The 2018-19 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards have been announced and the Saint Joseph's College women's soccer team is on the list.

In order to receive the national honor teams must record a collective grade point average of 3.0 or higher. For the 2018-19 academic year, a total of 990 teams (646 women, 344 men) met the criteria. With a 3.39 team GPA, Saint Joseph's is one of seven Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) programs to have earned the academic award.

The other GNAC women's soccer programs to claim United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards are Albertus Magnus, Emmanuel, Johnson & Wales, Regis, Simmons and Suffolk.

A total of 13 SJC women's soccer players garnered GNAC All-Academic accolades following the completion of the 2019 spring semester. Jade Jordan (Baldwin, Maine), Hailey Tarr (Eliot, Maine), Cori Balam (Lyndeborough, N.H.), McKenzie Murphy (West Baldwin, Maine), Sophie Silva (Portland, Maine), Brenna Smith (Maynard, Mass.), Madeline Wood (Madison, Maine), Cody Veilleux (Waterville, Maine), Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine), Michaela McDonald (New Gloucester, Maine), Emily Thornton (Westbrook, Maine), Colleen Sheehan (Medway, Mass.), and Skye Murray (Dayton, Maine) were recognized by the conference after notching a 3.25 GPA or higher through the spring term.

Saint Joseph's (6-2-1, 3-1-0 GNAC) plays at Thomas College tonight in a non-conference tilt slated to start at 7:00 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