Grillone and Joy Land Spots on NE10 Weekly Honor Roll

Grillone and Joy Land Spots on NE10 Weekly Honor Roll

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse junior Ralph Grillone III (Brockton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman)  and sophomore Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) each landed a spot on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, March 24. This is Joy's third NE10 Weekly Honor Roll nod of the year and the first for Grillone.

Grillone posted nine goals, three assists and three ground balls during a 1-2 week against some of the top competition in the nation. During a 9-5 win on Tuesday at Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University, which was receiving national votes, Grillone potted four goals - including the game-winner - to go along with an assist and two ground balls before turning in two goals and a caused turnover in a 12-9 setback at No. 17 Lynn (Fla.) University on Thursday. During a 13-8 loss to No. 5 Pace University on Saturday, he had three more goals with two assists and a ground ball.

Grillone has a career-high 23 points with a career-best 18 goals, while adding five assists in six games. His goal total is six more than his previous single-season mark and just six less than his combined total as an underclassman (24). He is tied for eighth in the NE10 in goals. 

Joy turned in a .625 save percentage, 16.7 saves per game and 4.3 ground balls while posting a 10.00 goals-against average in a 1-2 week. During a 9-5 win on Tuesday at Palm Beach Atlantic, he had a career-high 22 saves to go along with eight ground balls before collecting 15 stops with one ground ball in a 12-9 loss at Lynn on Thursday. Joy recorded 13 saves and four ground balls during a 13-8 loss at Pace on Saturday.

For the season, Joy sports a 10.13 GAA and a .563 save percentage to go along with 19 ground balls in six starts. His 76 saves is tied for second in the NE10, while he is fourth in save percentage and seventh in GAA. 

The Purple Knights, who are 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the NE10, go on the road to play regionally-ranked Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Saint Michael's is receiving votes toward this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll, while the Ravens are fifth in the poll.