Saint Joseph College Monks 2014 Preview

Saint Joseph College Monks

The Saint Joseph College Monks finished the 2013 season with a 7-10 record and 6-3 in GNAC play. The Monks qualified for the GNAC tournament but lost in the quarterfinals at Emmanuel 8-9. Leading Saint Joseph’s this spring will be David Beriau who is in his first season at the helm. Coach Beriau comes over from UMass Dartmouth where he served as a graduate assistant the past two seasons. Heading into the 2014 season the expectations are high for Saint Joseph. According to coach Beriau they expect to compete for a GNAC championship this spring. They also are looking to pick up victories against teams that the program has never beaten this spring.

The Monks this spring will be looking for a team effort on the offensive side of the ball. They do return a good chunk of their offense this spring. Leading scorer junior attack Andrew Sullivan returns. Sullivan had 30 goals and 3 assists last spring. Also returning at attack is junior Max Meserve who had 9 goals and 14 assists in 2013. The midfield will look to senior Andrew Hamill. Hamill a 2nd team All-GNAC selection last spring, contributed 13 goals and 16 assists. According to coach Beriau, Hamill and Meserve will be relied upon to set the temp for the offense this spring. Defensively the Monks will look to junior LSM Tom Crawford. Coach Beriau talked how Crawford will be a factor in transition and between the restraining lines.

The favorite this spring in the GNAC is Norwich according to coach Beriau. He went on to say, “they are well coached and have made significant improvements over the past couple of years.” A dark-horse this spring in the GNAC looks like Emmanuel. According to coach Beriau they are well coached and bring a tough blue collar attitude to playing defense.

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