Sports Briefings: Saint Rose’s men’s and women’s soccer teams study NCAA tournament opponents

The Saint Rose women’s and men’s soccer teams announced their NCAA Division II tournament matchups Monday.

The women of Saint Rose (17-0-3), runners-up from last year’s NCAA tournament, are the top seeds in the East Region and will take on Jefferson (11-6-1) at 1 p.m. Friday. The Golden Knights won their 10th Northeast-10 Conference title with a 4-0 win over Adelphi on Sunday.

The teams met earlier that season, with Saint Rose earning a 1–0 win on September 3.

The Saint Rose men will make their first NCAA appearance in program history. The Golden Knights (9-4-4) meet Notre Dame (Ohio) (15-4-2) in the first round of Super Region 1. who received a bye in the first round.

The Golden Knights go into a five-game unbeaten run (3-0-2) against Notre Dame (Ohio). Saint Rose last played against Southern New Hampshire in the semifinals of the Northeast 10 tournament on October 29. After 120 minutes, the teams separated 1:1. Southern New Hampshire advanced on penalties.

Three medals for Morris Judo Center athletes

Three athletes from the Jason Morris Judo Center won medals at the 46th Annual Quebec Open on Sunday.

At the top was Melissa Myers, who won a silver medal in the 70kg. Myers lost to Alexandra LeFort in the gold medal match. It was the second consecutive silver medal at the Quebec Open.

Jess Alaynick won a bronze medal with 78 kg. Justin Mata won a bronze medal in the 60kg U21 division.

Nick Delpopolo finished fifth at 81kg, moving up a weight class from his normal 73kg.

Siena’s Monroe top men’s MAAC soccer goalkeeper

Siena Men’s Soccer’s Greg Monroe won the Golden Glove Award for MAAC Goalie of the Year.

Monroe, a Shenendehowa High School graduate who earned his fourth MAAC Defensive Player of the Week Monday, led the league this season in minutes played, saves (.816) and shutouts (seven) while scoring in the ranked second in goals versus average (1.01) and third best in overall saves (85) and saves per game (4.42).

Monroe was one of four Saints to receive All-MAAC First Team honors, a first for the program. Also in the first team were striker Thomas Storodegard, midfielder Jacob Sandun Arachchige-Jensen and defender Henrik Winkelmann.

Forward Bilal Hersi and midfielder Erik Reis were All-MAAC Second Team Selections.

UAlbany men’s soccer team is honored

Six members of the UAlbany men’s soccer team have received awards from the America East All-Conference.

Defense attorney Sam Philip was named to the All-Conference Second Team. He has been with the Great Danes since 2018.

The all-rookie team was made up of forward Jackson Finn, midfielder Caleb Vallance and defenseman Max Wilhelm.

Giluliano Luca and Neophytos Scottis were named to the All-Academic Team.

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