Monday, March 25, 2013

Monks ranked #1 in Division III by Rob Donato

Who would’ve thought? This will be the question that will be raised throughout the early spring as baseball fans sit on the frigid cold bleachers of Larry Mahaney Diamond at Ward Park in Standish. The Monks have been prepping throughout the winter for this spring to be able showcase the talent of their seniors, their leadership, their hard work and their dedication towards each other. These qualities have been instilled day after day, season after season by Coach Will Sanborn. In 2013, the hard work is starting to pay off as the St. Joe’s Monks are the top ranked Division III team in New England. The list includes some very big names like Wheaton College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Suffolk University, MIT, USM, Western New England University and Amherst College. Others that received votes in the first New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Poll (NEIBA) were Babson College, Bowdoin College and Plymouth State University. The Monks haven’t played since Florida, but the New England sunshine should still be able to keep them warm. 

St Joe’s baseball schedule for the week is as follows:

March 27- @ Endicott College 3:30
March 28- @ Husson College 1:00
March 29- vs. Roger Williams- 1:00/3:30-Double Header- Home Opener
March 30- vs. Lasell-12:00/2:30-Double Header
Apr. 1- @ Colby College-4:00
Apr. 3- vs. Emerson College-12:00/2:30-Double Header
Apr. 4- vs. Curry College-3:00

The Lady Monks(11-3) softball team has been back to work since their return from the Sunshine State. St. Joe’s softball won a pair of games at Albertus Magnus on March 23, the ladies split with St. Joseph in Connecticut and are off to a solid 3-1 record for division play. The ladies have been led by the pitching force of Kayla Vannah(3-2) who is 2-0 in the last week having great run support from the Monks offense. The offensive blast has been surged by both Theresa Hendrix and Lindsey Moore with seven RBIs apiece. Heather Tripp has contributed four RBIs, Connie Grovo had three, Danyelle Shufelt, Melissa Mayhew, Kim Jordan had two each, and Alyssa Wade knocked in a ribby. 

The Lady Monks schedule for the week is as follows:

March 28-Rivier-4:30/6:30-Double Header
March 30- Lasell- 12:00/2:00-Double Header
Apr. 2- USM-3:30
Apr. 5- @ Johnson & Wales(RI)-3:30/5:30-Double Header

Men’s Lacrosse(3-6), who are top in their conference(2-0), pulled off a big win against Emmanuel, 5-4, on March 21 however in the last week the Monks have lost to USM 17-3 and Colby 18-0. Contributors for the Monks the past week were Andrew Sullivan with four out of eight goals, Ahmed Dorghoud, Max Meserve, Dalton Eldridge and Jake O’Brien each added one apiece. 

The Men’s Lacrosse schedule for the week is as follows:

March 30- vs. Emerson @ Deering-1:00
Apr. 3-@ Rivier-4:00

Women’s Lacrosse(5-3) are also 2-0 in their conference and pulled off two big wins this week defeating Mt. Ida 13-11, and handling University of Maine at Farmington 17-11. Leading the force for the Lady Monks goal scoring was Cassie Diplock(7), Mary Leasure(6), Macy Pagurko(5), Kirstin McCombs(3), Anneka Adame(3), Krystal Walsh(2), Kat Gadbois(2), Rachelle Messuri(1) and Lizzie Calnan(1).

The Lady Monks Lacrosse schedule for the week is as follows:

March 28- vs. Rivier @ Deering-7:30pm
March 30- @ Simmons-11:00 am
Apr. 4- vs. Regis(Mass)-7:30pm

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