Monks Rank Among National Leaders in Final NCAA Statistical Rankings

Monks Rank Among National Leaders in Final NCAA Statistical Rankings

STANDISH, Maine - The final 2016-17 NCAA DIII Statistics rankings are now available. Nine Saint Joseph's College teams and 13 individual athletes finished in the top 25 in various categories for their respective sports. In all, the nine SJC programs accounted for 21 top-25 rankings while the 13 individual athletes notched 26 top-25 efforts last year.

Highlights of this list include:

  • The baseball team ranked first nationally in OBP (.440), second in batting average (.350), third in scoring (9.3 runs per game), and eighth in winning percentage (.795) and slugging (.506)
  • The men's soccer program finished a banner season ranked second in goals against average (0.41) and shutout percentage (.700)
  • Women's soccer sophomore Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine) finished in the top 25 in five different individual categories, including goals per game (5th, 1.17), total goals (11th, 21), and points per game (13th, 2.5)
  • Men's soccer sophomore keeper Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) ranked second in NCAA DIII in goals against average (0.35), sixth in save percentage (.875), and seventh in goalie minutes played (2038)
  • Volleyball sophomore Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) finished her second season ranked second nationally with 7.04 digs per set

In addition to the NCAA leaderboard, the Monks - collectively - led the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in 36 different team categories (including 16 by the baseball team) and 12 individual SJC athletes combined to lead the GNAC in 27 categories during the 2016-17 academic year.

 

Saint Joseph's Athletes in NCAA DIII Statistical Rankings:

Name  Sport  Year  Hometown  Category  Rank 
Blake Mullen M. Soccer Sophomore Manchester, Conn. Goals Against Average 2 .353
Jennelle Thompson Volleyball Sophomore Farmington, N.H. Digs Per Set 2 7.04
Haley DaGraca W. Soccer Sophomore Saco, Maine Goals Per Game 5 1.17
Blake Mullen M. Soccer Sophomore Manchester, Conn. Save Percentage 6 .875
Blake Mullen M. Soccer Sophomore Manchester, Conn. Goalie Minutes Played 7 2038
Chris Gerossie Baseball Junior Chester, N.H. Hit by Pitch Per Game 8 0.5
Elyse Caiazzo W. Lacrosse Junior Scarborough, Maine Free Position Percentage 10 .667
Haley DaGraca W. Soccer Sophomore Saco, Maine Total Goals 11 21
Jameson Collins Baseball Senior Sandown, N.H. Sacrifice Flies 11 7
Jackie Wilson W. Lacrosse Senior Tiverton, R.I. Ground Balls Per Game 12 4.76
Haley DaGraca W. Soccer Sophomore Saco, Maine Points Per Game 13 2.5
Kelsi McNamara W. Basketball Sophomore West Newbury, Mass. Three-Point Field Goals Made 13 79
Megan Baker Field Hockey Sophomore Gorham, Maine Goals Against Average 15 0.97
Taylor Black Baseball Senior Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. Sacrifice Bunts Per Game 15 0.3
Taylor Black Baseball Senior Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. Sacrifice Bunts 15 11
Elyse Caiazzo W. Lacrosse Junior Scarborough, Maine Goals 19 67
Jennelle Thompson Volleyball Sophomore Farmington, N.H. Total Digs 19 655
Josh Partridge Baseball Junior Deerfield, N.H. Earned Run Average 19 1.61
Kelsi McNamara W. Basketball Sophomore West Newbury, Mass. Three-Point Field Goals Att. 20 217
Libby Pomerleau Softball Freshman Saco, Maine Sacrifice Hits per Game 21 0.33
Josh Partridge Baseball Junior Deerfield, N.H. WHIP 22 0.96
Kelsi McNamara W. Basketball Sophomore West Newbury, Mass. Assists 22 135
Haley DaGraca W. Soccer Sophomore Saco, Maine Total Points 23 45
Brett Mattos M. Soccer Sophomore Mahopac, N.Y. Game-Winning Goals 24 5
Chris Gerossie Baseball Junior Chester, N.H. Hit by Pitch 24 15
Haley DaGraca W. Soccer Sophomore Saco, Maine Shots Per Game 25 5

 

Saint Joseph's Teams in NCAA DIII Statistical Rankings:

Team Category Rank
Baseball On Base Percentage 1 .440
M. Soccer Shutout Percentage 2 .700
M. Soccer Goals Against Average 2 0.41
Baseball Batting Average 2 .350
Baseball Scoring 3 9.3
M. Basketball Free Throw Percentage 6 78.2
Baseball Winning Percentage 8 .795
Baseball Slugging Percentage 8 .506
Volleyball Digs Per Set 9 19.85
M. Soccer Save Percentage 9 .859
Baseball Runs 12 364
Field Hockey Shutouts Per Game 12 0.48
Field Hockey Goals Against Average 15 0.94
M. Lacrosse Man-Down Defense 15 .814
Baseball Hit By Pitch 16 69
Baseball Sacrifice Bunts 18 44
Softball Double Plays per Game 21 0.46
W. Basketball Three-Point Field Goals Made 23 209
W. Lacrosse Winning Percentage 24 .765
Baseball Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 25 2.51
M. Soccer Winning Percentage 25 .783

 

COMPLETE NCAA STATISTICS RANKINGS (PDF):

Baseball
M. Basketball
W. Basketball
Field Hockey
M. Lacrosse
W. Lacrosse
M. Soccer
W. Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

 

 

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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.