STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Will Sanborn is pleased to announce the baseball Class of 2023.
Under Sanborn's watch last season, Saint Joseph's posted a 33-12 overall record – including a 13-3 mark in GNAC play – en route to earning the #2 seed in the conference tournament. The Monks advanced to the GNAC Championship game with wins over Johnson & Wales and Suffolk and – after the Wildcats forced an if-necessary contest – received a walk-off RBI double off the bat of senior catcher Greg Emanuelson (Hudson, N.H.) in the bottom of the 11th to claim their first conference title since 2014.
With the GNAC Championship Saint Joseph's earned an automatic berth into the NCAA DIII Tournament for the ninth time since 2006. The Monks opened with a loss to Wheaton College, stayed alive with a lopsided victory over Baruch College, and saw their season come to a close with a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Lyons.
Heading into his 28th year leading the Monks, Sanborn has accumulated 24 winning seasons and 21 championships and notched his 700th victory during the 2018 campaign. Sanborn is the 37th NCAA DIII Baseball coach to reach the plateau and one of only six New England Region skippers to hit the mark.
The 10-player Class of 2023 - which features three catchers, three pitchers, two infielders, and a pair of outfielders – figures to contribute in some capacity immediately as the Monks look to fortify a lineup that lost five starters to graduation in May. Seniors Joey Murphy, Jared Gagne, Greg Emanuelson, Noah McDaniel, and Anthony DiPrizio combined to hit .348 (256-736) with 171 runs, 45 doubles, 12 triples, 11 home runs, 157 RBI, and 85 stolen bases last spring.
Saint Joseph's will also look to replace the innings logged by departed senior pitcher Grayson Jennings, the 2019 GNAC Tournament MVP who posted a 4.33 ERA with a 4-2 record and 45 strikeouts over 52 frames in 2019.
BASEBALL CLASS OF 2023:
Why Saint Joseph's? I liked the small school and campus atmosphere. I thought it would be a good fit for me both academically and athletically.
High School: Played baseball and basketball at Malden Catholic High School…Three-year starting varsity catcher, two-year team captain…As a senior hit .330 with a .555 OBP…MIAA Student Ambassador, Student Athlete of the Week…Helped lead his team to a pair of D1 North State Tournament appearances (2017, 2019)…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club for Academy Baseball for six years, NEB Fall Ball, and Antonelli Baseball Fall Ball (BASE) for one year.
Community Service: Volunteer at Sacred Heart Church and East Boston Central Catholic School bazaars and fairs…Worked with under privileged urban sports programs and local food pantries.
Personal: Adam John Braid, son of Patricia and Charles Braid…Brother to Roma.
Why Saint Joseph's? Best Criminal Justice program and baseball program
High School: Participated in baseball, football, golf and basketball at Spaulding High School…2018 Team MVP and Golden Bat (.478 average) Award recipient…2019 Defensive Player of the Year…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll and member of the Technical Honor Society.
Community Service: Pease Greeters and teaching baseball to young kids
Personal: Jonathan Norman Dube, son of Jen and Steve Dube…Has one sibling, Parker.
Why Saint Joseph's? I loved everything about the school from the academics to the size to the people at the college.
High School: Played baseball at Amity Regional High School…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll.
Community Service: Community Dining Room, member of the Greek Orthodox Youth Association, Altar Boy.
Personal: Anthony George Esposito, son of David and Susanna Esposito…Has one sister, Katherine.
Why Saint Joseph's? Saint Joseph's has a great reputation in both education and the baseball community which made my decision easy.
High School: Four-year varsity starter at Nashua North High School…Nashua Telegraph All-State Honorable Mention freshman and junior year…Selected to represent Team Massachusetts at the PBR/Adidas Futures Games…New Hampshire State Scholar…
Personal: Anthony Joseph Gallinaro, son of Cecile and Robert Gallinaro…Has one brother, Bobby.
Wy Saint Joseph's? Interest in the baseball program and the benefits of a small school environment
High School: Played four years of varsity baseball and varsity hockey and two years of varsity soccer at Mount Mansfield Union High School…Two-time First Team All-League…Also a Second Team All-League and Honorable Mention selection during his career…Selected as a team captain his senior year…2019 Division 1 State Championship Runner Up, 2018 American Legion State Champion…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played legion ball for Post 91 for four years…Posted an 8-2 record with a 1.91 ERA while recording a .419 OBP with 35 RBI.
Personal: George William Goldsworthy, son of George J. Goldsworthy…Has one sister, Eliza.
Why Saint Joseph's? Great criminal justice and baseball programs.
High School: Played varsity baseball, freshman football, and JV soccer at Exeter High School…Named NH Division 1 Second Team All-State and NH Division 1 Third Team All-State during his high school career…Helped Exeter win a pair of Division 1 NH Baseball State Championships…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll.
Personal: Colin William Jackson, son of Ellen and Jeff Jackson…Has two siblings: Becca and Jeffrey.
Why Saint Joseph's? To advance my education to the next level and to play college baseball.
High School: Played baseball, football and hockey in high school…Selected as the 2019 team MVP and listed on the MAISAD All-Star Team…Helped his Midget AAA team win the 2017 championships…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club baseball for 3L de la rive nord, (two years), royal de Repentigny (one year), and Rocket de coaticook (one year).
Community Service: Cleaned a beach, cleaned a front garden for older people, and clean a trail for a city.
Personal: Samuel Jalbert, son of Sylvain Jalbert and Valerie Morin…Has one sibling, Arianne.
Why Saint Joseph's? A great baseball program and good academics
High School: Played four years of varsity baseball at Pinkerton Academy…Selected as a Legion All-Star and NH Hardball Peak Performer…Garnered Academic Athletic Award recognition…Earned Honor Roll and High Honor Roll accolades…Played club baseball for Showcase NH Team Purple for four years and NH Team Nike Eagles for two years…Helped Team Purple win the 2018 NH Championship.
Personal: Jacob Roger McGill, son of Susan and Glenn McGill…Has two siblings, Matthew and Sophie.
Why Saint Joseph's? To get a great education on a beautiful campus and to play baseball
High School: Played baseball and football at Concord High School…First Team All-State and team captain for the baseball and football teams his senior year…Played in the Senior All-Star Game in baseball and the CHaD All-Star Game in football…Selected as the team MVP and the Concord High School Male Athlete of the Year…Four-year varsity starter in baseball and three-year varsity quarterback…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club baseball for the Concord Cannons for nine years and club football for the Concord Capitals for one year.
Community Service: Key Club International
Personal: Zachary D. Miles, son of Kathryn and Douglas Miles…Has two siblings, Madison and Dylan.
Why Saint Joseph's? Community based, friendly environment, great athletics program and great opportunity to find occupation in future
High School: Played baseball and hockey at Saugus High School…Four-year varsity player and team captain as a senior…2019 Bud McKay Most Competitive Player Award, 2019 NEC 2nd Team All-Star and Agganis All-Star Game selection…Hit .323 with 22 hits and 11 RBI with a .973 fielding percentage his senior season…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…
Community Service: Completed 63 hours supporting the Boston Children's Hospital
Personal: Jackson Thomas Stanton, son of Lisa and Joe Stanton…Has one sister, Olivia.