Women's Basketball 2022 Class Announced

Women's Basketball 2022 Class Announced

STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Mike McDevitt '83 is pleased to announce the women's basketball Class of 2022.

Coach McDevitt, who will begin his 26th season at the helm for the Monks this winter, will bring in a six-player class to help bolster the team's chances at claiming their fourth-consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship in February of 2019.

Under the guidance of McDevitt last winter, Saint Joseph's posted a 28-2 overall record with a 16-0 mark in GNAC play last season en route to earning the top seed in the conference tournament for the third-consecutive season. In tourney play, the Monks defeated Mount Ida College and Albertus Magnus College in the quarter and semi finals, respectively, and toppled Suffolk University, 73-59, in the GNAC Championship at the Harold Alfond Center on February 24th. In the NCAA Tournament, St. Joe's drew Little East Conference Champion UMass.-Boston and rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat the Beacons, 61-56, and claim the first NCAA tourney triumph in program history.

Saint Joseph's faced off against reigning National Champion Amherst College - on their home court - in second round action the following day. In a game featuring six lead changes and five tie scores, the Monks pushed the Mammoths to the edge but eventually fell, 53-47, to a team that went on to defend their national crown and extend their winning streak to 66 games in the process.

The Monks were ranked fourth in in all three of the NCAA DIII Northeast Regional Poll releases last winter - behind three teams that advanced to the national tournament's Elite 8: #1 Amherst College, #5 Bowdoin University, and #8 Tufts University – and McDevitt claimed a trio of 'Coach of the Year' accolades following the season: GNAC, Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA), and New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA).

"I am very excited to welcome our Class of 2022," adds Coach McDevitt. "They are very talented and accomplished basketball players that are also outstanding students. I expect them to have an immediate impact on our basketball program and campus community."

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLASS OF 2022 

Page Brown
Major: History/Secondary Education
Position: Forward
Height: 5-11
Boothbay, Maine / Boothbay Region High School / Blue Wave Basketball

Why Saint Joseph's?

I chose Saint Joseph's College due to the strength in the program of my desired major, the size of the institution, the location, and the excellent basketball program.

High School: Played basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse at Boothbay Region High School…2016 and 2017 Mountain Valley Conference (MVC) MVP; 2016 Robin C. Colcord Class C South Tournament MVP; 2016 WMTW All-State Third Team; 2017, 2018 WMTW All-State Second Team; 2016, 2017, 2018 MVC Leading Scorer; 2017 MVC Leading Rebounder; 2016, 2017, 2018 MVC First Team All-Star; 2014 MVC Second Team All-Star; Boothbay Register Athlete of the Month November 2017; 2018 McDonald's All-Star Selection; 2018 Miss Basketball Finalist; 2018 Varsity Club Selection; 2018 All-USA Today First Team Selection Maine; 1000-Point Club (1,395 points); second all-time leading scorer; 2018 Portland Press Herald All State Team; 2017 Bangor Daily News Third Team All State; 2018 Bangor Daily News Second Team All State…Helped her team win the 2016 Class C South Regional Championship and the 2017 MVC Championship with an appearance in the 2016 Class C State Championship and regional runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2016…Academically, chosen as Salutatorian and member of the National Honors Society…Earned the 2017 Dartmouth Junior Book Award, 2017 Wellesley Junior Book Award, and 2017 Harvard Junior Book Award…2017 MVC Fall All-Academic, 2017 Field Hockey All State Academic, 2018 MVC Winter All-Academic, Chief Editor of Yearbook Club, Class President, Chief Editor of School Newspaper, 2018 MPA Principals Award Recipient, 2017 Dirigo Girls State Delegate, NFHCA 2016, 2017 All-Academic Distinguished Scholar…Played AAU for Blue Wave Basketball: 2014 Zero Gravity National Champions; USJN All Star 2015; 2015 Claw the Ball Champions; 2015 Gold Rush Champions; 2016 Maine State AAU Championship Runners Up; New England Girls Recruiting (NEGR) Maine Player of the Week February 2018; NEGR Class of 2018 Player to Watch; NEGR Maine Player to Watch.

Community Service:

Coached youth sports; refereed field hockey and basketball; Interact Club (younger chapter of Rotary Club); coached youth clinics; coached youth dribbling team "Lady Dribblers," coached jump rope club, peer mentor for elementary school students.

Personal: Page Webster Brown, daughter of Ted and Lauren Brown…Has one sister, Kylie.

   

Tia Day
Major: Business & Sports Management
Position: Guard
Height: 5-4
Monmouth, Maine / Monmouth Academy / Y.E.S. Basketball

Why Saint Joseph's?

I chose Saint Joseph's College because the community is welcoming, I liked the location of the campus, and the athletics are great.

High School: Played basketball, soccer, and softball at Monmouth Academy…Mountain Valley Conference First Team, Sun Journal Player of the Year and First Team, Kennebec Journal Player of the Year and First Team, Bangor Daily News All-State, Miss Maine Basketball semifinalist, McDonald's All Star, Robin Colcord MVP Award…Helped her team win the 2017 and 2018 Class C Girls Basketball Southern Regional and State Championships…Academically, Summa Cum Laude and member of the National Honor Society…Played AAU for Y.E.S. Basketball (four years) and Swish It (three years).

Community Service:

Volunteer coach for REC soccer, basketball and softball and also volunteered at the cat shelter.

Personal: Tia Rinna Day, daughter of Michael and Karen Day…Has one brother, Tyler.
   

Alyson Fillion
Major: Exercise Science/Pre-PT
Position: Guard
Height: 5-6
Bedford, N.H. / Bedford High School / New England Crusaders

Why Saint Joseph's?

I love the community/ family feel that the campus and people provide

High School: Participated in basketball, soccer, and track at Bedford High School…Selected as a team captain and named as the Home Town Hero and Holiday Tournament MVP…First Team All-State D1 2018, Second Team All-State D1 2017, four year varsity member…Helped her team finish as the runner up in 2016,17, and 18 in basketball and runner up finishes in soccer in 2015 and 2016…Academically, chosen as a HOBY nominee and a member of the National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor Society…IB Diploma, High Honors, Springfield College Book Award…Helped the New England Crusaders earn the Blue Star National Championship in 2016…Also played six years of BAC club soccer.

Community Service:

National Charity League, Peer Tutoring, mentoring for former soccer and basketball organizations and refereeing

Personal: Alyson Marley Fillion, daughter of Amy and Corey Fillion…Has one brother, Cameron Fillion.

   

Sophie Giardina
Major: Undeclared
Position: Guard
Height: 5-4
Bradenton, Fla. / Sarasota High School / Premier Sports

Why Saint Joseph's?

I decided to attend SJC because I believe it will provide a great college experience, academically and athletically, for my next four years. I love the beautiful campus, as well as the friendly environment. I look forward to returning to the state of Maine!

High School: Played basketball, volleyball, and softball at Sarasota High School…Scored 1,676 career points…Named as 3A Player of the Year and earned All-Area Team and All-Conference honors…Helped her team make two Final Four appearances…Academically, earned Highest Merit and Dean's List (Dual Enrolled) mention…Played AAU for Premier Sports (two seasons) and BAE Sports (one season) and received several All-Tournament Team awards.

Community Service:

Performed 95 community service hours (reading with elementary students, student instructor at basketball camps, volunteered in nursery at Good Life Church, volunteered at an assisted living facility and nursing homes)

Personal: Sophie Kay Giardina, daughter of Joseph and Kathryn Giardina…Has two siblings, Joey and Andy.

   

Grace Philippon
Major: Undeclared
Position: Forward
Height: 5-10
Glenburn, Maine / John Bapst Memorial High School / Maine Hoops

Why Saint Joseph's?

Combination of the school and the basketball program

High School: Played basketball, soccer, softball, and tennis at John Bapst Memorial High School…Earned All-Conference honors her junior and senior years…Selected as the Player of the Week, listed on the All-Defensive Team, and earned McDonald's All-Star accolades as a senior…Also claimed All-Conference honors in soccer following her junior and senior seasons…Listed on the academic Honor Roll…Played AAU for Maine Hoops her sophomore and junior years.

Personal: Grace Marie Philippon, daughter of Pat and Meg Philippon…Has two siblings, Lucas and Hannah Philippon.

   

Kaleigh Walsh
Major: Nursing
Position: Guard
Height: 5-8
Windham, N.H. / Windham High School / New England Crusaders

Why Saint Joseph's?

I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because of its successful nursing and basketball programs, as well as it's welcoming environment since the second I first stepped foot on campus.

High School: Participated in basketball, soccer, and track at Windham High School…Named Second Team All-State as a senior...1,000-point scorer, team MVP, Eagle Tribune All-Star, Honorable Mention All-State (junior year), Offensive Player of the Year…Academically, a member of the National Technical Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society, listed on the Honor Roll, named as a New Hampshire Scholar Athlete…Played AAU for the New England Crusaders (Six years) and North Shore Blizzard (two years).

Personal: Kaleigh Anne Walsh, daughter of Michele and Robert Walsh…Has three siblings, Brendan, Cameron, and Courtney.

   
   

 

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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.