USJ Soccer Team Completes a Historic Season
The University of Saint Joseph Blue Jays had a history-making season in which they won a school-record 16 games (16-3-2), were regular-season Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) champions, and hosted and played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Tournament championship game. Seven players were named All-GNAC including Sara Barnick who was GNAC Rookie of the Year and goalkeeper Melissa Dodge who was GNAC Defensive Player of the Year. Dodge, Patricia Nolan and Kristin Whitman were named First Team; Barnick, Katie Mirabella and Nicole Mendelson were Second Team and Lindsey Cifaldi was Third Team. Coach Chris LeGates was named GNAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time.