Monks Split GNAC Tri-Match on Senior Day

Monks Split GNAC Tri-Match on Senior Day

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (8-19, 5-5 GNAC) defeated Lasell University (8-20, 5-7 GNAC), 3-0, and fell to #21 Johnson & Wales University (20-4, 9-0 GNAC), 3-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) volleyball tri-match at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.

In the middle match, Johnson & Wales blanked Lasell, 3-0 (25-8, 25-17, 25-20).

Saint Joseph's def. Lasell, 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-13)


  • Junior Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.) registered six kills and nine total blocks, including five block solos
  • Sophomore Olivia Kent (Ellington, Conn.) belted eight kills in 24 attempts
  • Sophomore Sarah Quinn (Dover, N.H.) tallied seven kills, eight digs, and four total blocks
  • Freshman Hanna Holden (Stoughton, Mass.) added four kills, 19 assists, and 11 digs
  • Junior Madison Provencher (Rochester, N.H.) contributed with 17 digs
  • Senior Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) chipped in with three kills, three aces, and eight digs


  • Kiana Perez Diaz paced the Lasers with 12 kills, three aces, and 16 digs
  • Jess Langan recorded 26 assists and six digs


Prior to the start of the match versus Lasell the Monks held a brief ceremony to honor the Monks' two seniors: Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) and Bailey Gryskwicz (Standish, Maine). These two seniors are both four-year members of the program and have helped lead the Royal Blue to GNAC Tournament appearances in each of the last three seasons.

Johnson & Wales def. Saint Joseph's, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-11)


  • Quinn posted seven kills and six digs
  • Bickford added four kills and three digs
  • Provencher notched 18 digs
  • Holden tallied 12 assists and seven digs


  • Kate Walker registered 12 kills with no errors on 17 attempts for a stellar .706 attack percentage and added four block solos
  • Maria Coniglio tallied 12 kills and 21 digs
  • Mikayla Arimura delivered four kills, 36 assists, and 11 digs


Saint Joseph's will play Simmons University and Suffolk University at the Rams' home gym on Saturday at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, respectively.




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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