Simpson Named Synapse Sports NCAA DIII Defensive Player of the Week

Simpson Named Synapse Sports NCAA DIII Defensive Player of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College field hockey junior goalkeeper Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) has been chosen as the Synapse Sports NCAA DIII Defensive Player of the Week.

Simpson earns the national accolade after backstopping the Monks to a pair of wins over the opening weekend, posting 15 saves in two games while allowing only two goals. The Monks beat Skidmore and Wellesley by identical 2-1 scores; Simpson had 11 saves in the win over Skidmore before notching four saves in the victory over Wellesley.

Simpson, in her first season as a starter, was also selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Goalkeeper of the Week for her play last weekend.

Saint Joseph's will play at Husson University tonight 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