Saint Joseph’s College Monks
The Saint Joseph’s College Monks finished the 2012 season with an 8-10 record, losing in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals to Norwich by a score of 9-4. In 2013, the Monks are looking to surprise a lot of people this spring, according to Head Coach Mike Edgar. Coach Edgar is entering his sixth season as the coach of the Saint Joseph’s Monks. The Monks are looking to improve on their 5th place seed in last year’s GNAC tournament, and will look to make a title run in 2013.
Leading the charge for the Saint Joseph’s Monks in 2013 will be Andy Hamill, Dalton Eldridge, Max Meserve, Albert Commins, Bryan Johnson and Christopher Driscoll.
Andy Hamill is a junior midfielder. Hamill had eight goals and thirteen assists in 2012. He will team up with fellow midfielder Dalton Eldridge to be the leaders at the midfield for the Monks. Eldridge is a sophomore who had four goals and two assists as a freshman in 2012.
Max Meserve is a sophomore attackman who is looking to improve on his stellar play as a freshman in 2012. Meserve finished last season with 14 goals and 25 assists.
Albert Commins is a senior defenseman who had 45 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers in 2012. He was also a 2nd team all-conference selection in 2012. Commins will be the anchor of the defense with help from Bryan Johnson who is coming back from injury. Johnson is a senior defenseman.
Christopher Driscoll is a senior goalkeeper who started 17 games last spring for the Monks. He made 162 saves, had a save percentage of .551 and had a goals against average of 9.47.
Coach Edgar says he is looking to two freshmen to make an immediate impact for the Monks in 2013. Those two freshmen are Jake O’Brien and Austin Watts.
In the GNAC, the favorite seems to be Mt. Ida according to Coach Edgar. His reasoning is that Mt. Ida has yet to lose a championship as a member of the GNAC. According to Coach Edgar, rhe dark-horse in the GNAC is his Saint Joseph’s Monks. The Monks have a solid core group of returners that are ready to lead this team to the championship game. A player that NE Lax Blog will keep an eye on this spring is Dylan Gray out of Lasell College. He is the reigning GNAC offensive player of the year and looks to repeat the feat in 2013.
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