Belaire & Simpson Honored by GNAC

Belaire & Simpson Honored by GNAC

STANDISH, Maine – The first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly accolades of the 2019 fall season have been announced and a pair of Saint Joseph's College field hockey players have been honored.

Juniors Alexandra Belaire (Greene, Maine) and Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) have been named as the GNAC Field Hockey Player and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.

Belaire earns the third GNAC weekly honor of her career after scoring both of the Monks' goals in a 2-1 victory at Wellesley College on Sunday.

Simpson opened her first year as a starter by turning away 11 of 12 shots in a 2-1 victory against Skidmore College. This performance was followed by four stops in a 2-1 win at Wellesley College. Simpson posted a .882 save percentage with a 1.00 goals against average over 120 minutes.

Saint Joseph's (2-0) will play at Husson University on Thursday at 7:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at