Thursday, March 21, 2013

Monks top Division III by Rob Donato

The Monks(7-2)are in the driver’s seat returning from a very successful Florida trip.  This week’s polls released show the Monks ranked 9th in the nation in the NCBWA/, and in the first ABCA/Collegiate Baseball NCAA DIII poll of the season the boys of Standish are 13th in the country.  This is the first time in many years the Saint Joseph’s College Monks have been ranked high in national polls.   After starting off 6-0 in the sunshine state, the Monks lost game seven versus Webster and then split a double header with UMass Boston to complete a memorable spring break.  Two big names were highlighted as the Monks return back to the frigid weather on the campus of SJC.  Senior pitcher, Chad Rafferty(2-0), D3baseball Player to Watch and reigning NCBWA New England Region Pitcher of the Year, hurled a magnificent 14 scoreless innings, 0 walks, 9 hits, and 14 k’s in two starts.  Mike Pratt, a four year starter out of Dartmouth, Mass, batted .464 in nine games with 13 hits, 2 homeruns, 13 RBI’s, 4 doubles, and 8 runs scored.  St Joes is led by a core of upper classman that will make them a threat to the northeast teams causing national attention in their run for a fourth straight GNAC Title.

This week’s baseball schedule is as follows:
 Fri, March 22 @ Roger Williams-3:30pm
 Sat, March 23 vs. Castleton at Sidell Stadium-1:00(Norton, Mass)
Sun, March 24 @ Umass-Boston at Campanelli Stadium-12:00/3:00pm(Brockton, Mass)-Double Header 
Wed, March 27 @ Endicott-3:30
Thurs, March 28 @ Husson-1:00
Fri, March 29 vs. Roger Williams-Home Opener-3:30

The Lady Monks return back to St Joes with an outstanding 8-2 record after being nearly perfect in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic that was held in Fort Myers, Florida.  St Joes star pitcher Rae-Marie Copan has earned herself pitcher of the week with a perfect record of 3-0 allowing only 2 earned runs against opponents.  She has no walks, 25 strikeouts over 21 innings so far this spring.  Centerfielder, Danyelle Shufelt is leading the Monks lineup with batting a whopping .500(19-38), with 13 runs, two doubles, a triple, an RBI, and 7 stolen bases making her the GNAC player of the week, the first time in her career.

This week’s softball schedule is as follows:
Sat, March 23 @ Albertus Magnus-6:00/8:00pm -Double Header
Sun, March 24 @ St. Josephs (Conn)-12:00/2:00pm-Double Header
Thurs, March 28 vs. Rivier-3:00/5:00pm-Double Header-Home Opener-3:30

The SJC Men's Lacrosse Team pulled off a big win last Saturday, March 16 at Deering High School 6-5 versus Anna Maria in the GNAC season opener. The Monks are 1-0 in conference and 2-4 overall this spring.  Andrew Hamill, Andrew Sullivan(2), Jake Ricciardi, Jake O’Brien, and Dalton Eldridge help St Joes compile goals to help them to a successful home opener.

The SJC Men’s Lacrosse schedule is as follows:
Thurs, Mar 21 @ Emmanuel 7:00
Sat, Mar 23 @ USM 1:00
Tues, Mar 26 @ Colby 7:00

The Lady Monks Lacrosse Team improved their record to 3-3 with a  big win at Emerson College on March 16, 9-6 and a loss to Bates College 21-3 on March 18th.  Scoring this week to help the Monks was Kat Gadbois(2), Kirstin McCombs, Cassie Diplock(6), Macy Pagurko, and Anneka Adame(2).

The Lady Monks schedule is as follows:
Thurs, March 21 @ Mount Ida 3:30
Mon, March 25 @ Univ. of ME-Farmington 3:30
Thurs, March 28 vs. Rivier @ Deering Memorial Stadium-7:30

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