Three Monks Garner United Soccer Coaches All-Region Honors

Three Monks Garner United Soccer Coaches All-Region Honors

STANDISH, Maine – The United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors have been released and three Saint Joseph's College men's players have earned accolades.

Senior defender Noah Robinson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) has claimed First Team All-New England honors, senior midfielder Jackson Taylor (Gorham, Maine) is a Second Team All-New England honoree, and junior goalkeeper David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) is listed on the All-New England Third Team.

Robinson, the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-GNAC honoree, earns the first All-Region award of his career after scoring eight goals with an assist for 17 total points during his senior season. He led the Monks in goals and ranked second in points and helped St. Joe's post the third-lowest goals-against average (0.503) in NCAA DIII Men's Soccer this fall. For his career, Robinson scored 23 goals with six game-winners and eight assists for 54 total points in 80 games.

Taylor, a two-time First Team All-Conference selection, also collects the first All-Region accolade of his career after netting two goals eight a team-high eight assists for 12 total points this fall. One of the Monks best – yet unheralded – players during the program's most successful four-year span, Taylor tallied six goals with 22 assists for 34 total points over 82 career contests.

Walbridge takes home Third Team All-New England honors after posting impressive numbers in his first year as a starter. Facing the unenviable task of replacing two-time All-American Blake Mullen '19, Walbridge proceeded to claim GNAC Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team All-Conference honors after posting a 15-2-3 record with seven shutouts and a 0.46 goals against average. In 1,758 minutes in goal, the junior keeper allowed nine goals with 43 saves for an .827 save percentage. He finished the season ranked third in the country in goals against average, eighth in shutouts, and 34th in save percentage.

The Monks account for three of the five GNAC players who garnered United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors and join Third Teamers Salah Oumorou and Amerle Nemeye of Albertus Magnus College and Norwich University, respectively, on the 2019 list of honorees.

Saint Joseph's is one of eight New England programs to have three or more players collected All-Region accolades, as the Monks join UMass.-Boston, Amherst College, Connecticut College, Tufts University, Williams College, Babson College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute on this exclusive list.

Under the watch of first-year Head Coach Will Pike '11, the Monks posted a 16-2-3 record – including a 9-0-2 mark in conference play – en route to earning the #2 seed in the GNAC Tournament. The Monks advanced to the conference championship for the fourth-consecutive season with hard fought tourney wins over Emmanuel and Norwich, but their bid to claim a fourth-straight GNAC title were dashed in a 1-0 double-overtime loss to top-seeded Johnson & Wales University in the conference championship on Saturday, November 9th.

The loss signaled the end of collegiate soccer for the Monks' seven seniors: Ryan Buonaiuto (Scituate, R.I.), Mitchell Duncan (Sanford, Maine), Cody Elliott (Gorham, Maine), Brennan Goodrich (Essex Junction, Vt.), Noah Robinson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Jackson Taylor (Gorham, Maine), and Keenan Welzel (Brunswick, Maine).

During what is arguably the most impressive four-year span posted by a program in SJC Athletics history, this senior class played a hand in 87 games with an incredible 71-5-11 (.816) overall record, including an undefeated 37-0-4 (.902) mark in conference play, with three GNAC Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Over the last four seasons, the Monks tallied 68 shutouts and outscored their opponents by a 241-28 margin.


2019 United Soccer Coaches Men's Division III All-New England Region Teams

First Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K AJ Marcucci Jr. Connecticut College West Chester, Pa.
D Casey Kelly Jr. Salve Regina University Waldwick, N.J.
D Biagio Paoletta Jr. Tufts University Fairfield, Conn.
D Ben Rickson Sr. Worcester Polytechnic Institute West Warren, Mass.
D Noah Robinson Sr. Saint Joseph's College of Maine Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
M Calvin Aroh Jr. Tufts University Glastonbury, Conn.
M Nilton de Andrade Jr. University of Massachusetts-Boston Fogo, Cape Verde
M Evan MacDonald Sr. Salve Regina University Candia, N.H.
M Gavin Tasker Sr. Tufts University Concord, Mass.
F Patrick Agyemang So. Eastern Connecticut State University East Hartford, Conn.
F Joe Braun Sr. Tufts University Yardley, Pa.
F Evan Couchot Sr. Endicott College Mason, Ohio
F Demian Gass Sr. Williams College Houston, Texas
F German Giammattei So. Amherst College Pinecrest, Fla.
Second Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K Ryan Grady Fr. Middlebury College Deerfield, Ill.
M Cutler Coleman Sr. Amherst College Winter Park, Fla.
M Augie Djerdjaj So. Connecticut College Mahopac, N.Y.
M Jackson Conroy Sr. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Reading, Mass.
M Emmanuel Smith Jr. Keene State University Concord, N.H.
M Jackson Taylor Sr. Saint Joseph's College of Maine Gorham, Maine
D Emmanuel Agyemang Jr. Eastern Connecticut State University East Hartford, Conn.
D Liam Bardong Sr. Williams College Manhasset, N.Y.
D Aidan Robinson Sr. Middlebury College Gloucester, Mass.
D Yuran Teixeira Jr. University of Massachusetts-Boston Praia, Cape Verde
F Mark Calnan Sr. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Winchester, Mass.
F Matthew Caron Sr. Maine Maritime Academy Scarborough, Maine
F Alex Crompton Sr. Babson College Killington, Vt.
F Nick Fontana Sr. University of Massachusetts-Boston Marshfield, Mass.
F Sean Munroe Sr. Clark University Silver Spring, Md.
Third Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K David Walbridge Jr. Saint Joseph's College of Maine Hampden, Mass.
D Liam Donelan Jr. Connecticut College Milton, Mass.
D Bryan Doyle Sr. Western New England University Southington, Conn.
D Luke Eckels Sr. Hamilton College Ridgewood, N.J.
D Liam Hanlon So. Babson College Boxborough, Mass.
D Dylan Hennessy Sr. Brandeis University New York, N.Y.
D Jules Oberg So. Williams College Stockholm, Sweden
M Arian Pilja So. Endicott College Arlington, Mass.
M Leon Zaffonato Jr. Eastern Nazarene University Canela, Brazil
M Youcef Ziad Sr. Babson College Holbrook, Mass.
F Dane Lind Sr. Amherst College San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
F Amerle Nemeye So. Norwich University Burlington, Vt.
F Charles Swan Jr. Eastern Nazarene University London, England
F Salah Oumorou Jr. Albertus Magnus College West Haven, Conn.






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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