Nor’easters Top Monks on ‘Dig Pink’ Night

Nor’easters Top Monks on ‘Dig Pink’ Night

STANDISH, Maine – University of New England (13-2) defeated Saint Joseph's College (5-14), 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-15), in a non-conference volleyball match at the Harold Alfond Center on Thursday evening.

The Alfond Center gym was adorned with pink streamers and players from both teams sported pink gear in support of the annual "Dig Pink" initiative, a national event held during Breast Cancer Awareness month by middle school, high school, and collegiate teams across the nation to help increase awareness and raise funds in support of breast cancer research. For more information, visit it the Sideout Foundation website.


  • Sophomore Nicole Baron (Derry, N.H.) paced the Monks with eight kills
  • Junior Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.) added six kills with no errors on nine attempts
  • Freshman Hanna Holden (Stoughton, Mass.) dealt 11 assists with seven digs
  • Senior Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) chipped in with three kills and a pair of aces
  • Senior Bailey Gryskwicz (Standish, Maine) picked up nine digs
  • Junior Madison Provencher (Rochester, N.H.) contributed eight digs


  • Senior Katie Flynn (Merrimack, N.H.) led all players with 11 kills and added seven digs
  • Junior Molly Camelo (Melrose, Mass.) posted five kills, two aces, and four digs
  • Junior Sydney Christiansen (Palatine, Ill.) delivered 18 assists
  • Senior Katie Marsh (Melbourne, Australia) boasted 24 digs, eight assists, and four service aces


Saint Joseph's travels to Boston for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) tri-match on Saturday, as the Monks will face University of Saint Joseph (CT) at 1:00 PM and tri host Emmanuel College at 3:00 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