11/20/11 – Two Former Maine Juniors Teammates Meet
Emma Wilberg (falmouth 2010) and Taylor Davis (Washington academy 2011) played together for two seasons at Maine Juniors (Portland North at the time). So it was ironic that they should be facing each other across the net during the opening round of the NCAA Div III National tournament this year.
Emma plays as a setter and defensive specialist for Skidmore College which was ranked as the 3rd seed in their regional pool. Taylor plays the outside hitter position at Rivier College which came into the tournament as the 6th seed in the region.In an exciting 5 set match, Skidmore prevailed and moved into the second round of the tournament and improved their season record to 28-8, which included winning the Liberty League title, Rivier finished their successful season, which included winning their conference championship with a record of 22-14.
11/9/11 – Maine Juniors Alumni Bound For NCAA D III Championships!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOWDOIN COLLEGE‘S WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM! They are heading to Springfield College for this year’s Regional NCAA D-III VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP and take on Baruch College at 3 p.m. Friday in the first round. Bowdoin College finished their season at 26-2, and won the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships last Sunday, in Brunswick. Maine Juniors Alum, Hilary Cederna, is a member of that record-setting squad!
CONGRATULATIONS to the SKIDMORE COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAMS! Skidmore College capped off a 27-8 season to win the Liberty League and will advance to the NCAA D-III Regional being held in Potsdam New York. Maine Juniors Alum Emma Wilberg is defensive specialist and setter for the team. They will face off tomorrow against Rivier College. (Emma is the daughter of Maine Junior’s Coach Jim Wilburg.)
CONGRATULATIONS TO RIVIER COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM! Rivier College finished a 22-13 season by winning the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship. This also gained them a berth in the NCAA D-III Regional being held in Potsdam New York. Maine Juniors Alum Taylor Davis is an outside hitter for Rivier.
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!!
10/25/11 – Hawkes Claims Trio of Team Records
STANDISH, ME – Saint Josephs’ junior middle blocker Sarah Hawkes(Pownal, Maine) has broken three of the Monks’ most heralded individual career records this month.
Hawkes, a 2010 Third Team All-GNAC honoree, became the team’s all-time kills leader with her fourth point in a 3-0 setback at the hands of Simmons College on October 1st. With the historic play she surpassed Hillary Collyer ’04, who posted 673 kills in 57 matches (279 sets) over three seasons. As of October 24th, Hawkes has accumulated 742 kills in 82 matches (279 sets) and ranks fifth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in kills per set (2.92) and seventh in hitting percentage (.284).
The three-year starter added another career record to her growing list of achievements when she tallied 11 digs in a 3-0 victory over Southern Maine on October 6th. Her 10th dig that evening pushed her past Helene Liaci ’05, who recorded 718 digs in 87 matches (380 sets) over four seasons. Hawkes has registered 776 digs so far this fall and ranks fifth in the conference with 4.16 digs per set, just behind teammate Erica Russi ’14 (Debary, Fla.), who ranks fourth with an average of 4.35 this year.
No other player in team history has registered 700 kills and 700 digs in their career at Saint Joseph’s.
Hawkes completed the trifecta of career records with her second solo block in a hard-fought 3-2 loss to Norwich University on October 22nd. The junior took down another record formerly held by Collyer, who posted 123 solos during her three years at St. Joe’s. Hawkes currently has 125 rejections and ranks seventh in the GNAC with 0.73 swats per set.
Hawkes’ assault on the SJC volleyball record book has been impressive and is certain to continue. She already owns 14 program records, including three single-match marks (digs, hitting % and block assists), eight career records (kills, kills per set, hitting %, digs, solo blocks, block assists, total blocks and blocks per set), and three single-season bests (kills, hitting % and solo blocks) – all of which were claimed during her freshman season.
Saint Joseph’s (17-9, 7-5 GNAC) has four regular-season matches remaining this season, beginning with a game at home versus Gordon College, which begins at 7:00 PM this evening. The Monks then travel to University of Southern Maine on Thursday (7:00 PM) and Framingham State on Friday (7:30 PM) before playing at Albertus Magnus College (4-20, 1-11 GNAC) in the team’s final GNAC match of the year on Saturday (1:00 PM).
10/7/11 – Drapeau Hits a Major Milestone With 1000 Career Kills
Newton, Ma–On Friday, October 7th, Danielle Drapeau became the second Lasell College women’s volleyball player to hit the career milestone of 1,000 kills. She needed just 11 kills heading into the Union College tournament that weekend to achieve her goal, notching seven in the first match of the weekend against Skidmore and then 15 against Hartwick to reach and surpass the career record. Her current career total stands at 1,051 through 116 matches and 408 total career sets. Drapeau has a career kills per set average of 2.57 and a career hitting percentage of .228. She is also the Lasell’s College women’s volleyball All-Time Leader in blocks (277) and block assists (91) and counting.
Drapeau was also a 2010 GNAC All-Conference honoree, All-Tournament honoree at the Newbury College Invitational in 2011, and at the Springfield Invitational in 2010.
Drapeau is a 2008 graduate of Biddeford High School where she lead the Lady Tigers volleyball team as captain during her Junior and Senior year.
9/13/11 – Hawkes Named GNAC Player of the Week
STANDISH, ME – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) has announced that SJC junior middle blocker Sarah Hawkes (Pownal, Maine/Freeport) has been selected as the GNAC Volleyball Player of the Week.
Hawkes enjoyed a tremendous start to her junior campaign with a quartet of notable performances over the weekend en route to garnering SJC Autumn Invitational Tournament MVP honors for the second consecutive season. The junior middle blocker tallied 46 kills, 56 digs and eight total blocks with a spectacular .282 attack percentage to help lead the tourney-host Monks to four wins including a 3-0 victory over a much-improved Husson squad in the championship tilt on Saturday.
The conference weekly top player honor is the first of Hawkes’ career. A 2010 Third Team All-GNAC selection, Hawkes garnered a trio of Rookie of the Week accolades during the 2009 campaign.
For her career Hawkes has appeared in 65 matches and 219 sets with 580 kills, 535 digs and 147 total blocks. She currently ranks as the Monks’ all-time leader in kills per set (2.65), attack percentage (.248), block assists (46), total blocks and blocks per set (0.7). She is also second in program history in kills, solo blocks (101) and digs per set (2.44), fourth in total attacks (1487) and fifth in digs.
Contact: Corey McCarthy, Saint Joseph’s College Athletics, 207/893-6618