After turning in a pair of outstanding mile performances at the Penn State National Invitational this past weekend, Saint Joseph's men's track and field junior standout Zach Michon has been tabbed the Atlantic 10 Men's Indoor Track Performer of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The honor marks the first of his collegiate track and field career; he was also named the league's PotW twice this past fall for cross country.
The Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team has been predicted to finish sixth in the 2019 Northeast Conference regular-season standings, as voted on by the league's seven head coaches and announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks, who won the regular-season title and reached the NEC title game last spring but lost a 12-member senior class of game-changers, return 20 letterwinners this spring under the direction of eighth-year head coach Taylor Wray.
Saint Joseph's student-athletes achieved unparalleled success in the classroom during the Fall 2018 semester, attaining the highest overall grade-point averages in more than a decade. Individually, a total of 351 student-athletes were named to the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll by achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Saint Joseph's (9-11; 2-5 A-10) resumes A-10 play on the road at Dayton (13-7; 5-2) on Tuesday evening in a nationally-televised game on the CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m.
Saint Joseph's Charlie Brown, Jr., has earned Player of the Week honors in both the Atlantic 10 and the Big 5 for January 28, marking the second time this year he's earned the weekly award in each league.
Saint Joseph's women's basketball team rallied to force overtime at Dayton on a three-pointer by Kristalyn Baisden with :05.1 to play. But the Flyers pulled away in the extra frame for a 72-65 win at UD Arena on Sunday.
Saint Joseph's Distance Medley Relay of redshirt freshman George Steinhoff, freshman Michael Welde, senior captain Rory Houston, and junior Zach Michon won the title, Michon hit the IC4A mark in the mile, and SJU's 4x400m relay joined the DMR with an improved IC4A seed time to lead the Saint Joseph's men's track and field squad at the unscored Penn State National Invitational, held at PSU's Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Friday and Saturday.
Charlie Brown, Jr., notched his second consecutive double-double but Saint Joseph's (9-11; 0-3 Big 5) couldn't get past Penn, falling 78-70 to the Quakers in a Big 5 battle at The Palestra. With the win, Penn (12-6; 4-0) clinched the outright Big 5 title, its first since 2001-02 season.