05/21/2020 | News release | Archived content
STANDISH, Maine - Head Coach Margot Cosentino is pleased to announce the men's and women's alpine skiing Class of 2024.
Cosentino, who completed her second year at the helm for the Monks as they competed as a first-year varsity program last winter, is bringing in seven accomplished skiers this fall. By way of a tireless recruiting approach, Coach Cosentino is rapidly building a contender in the Reynolds Division of the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA), as the 2024 class looks to help the Monks achieve great success in the near future. Four women and three men will hit the slopes for St. Joe's this coming winter as both the men's and women's sides look to place in events for the first time in the program's young history.
'I'm excited to be welcoming the largest class yet for the alpine ski program,' adds Cosentino. 'This group of student-athletes brings a lot of experience and talent with them which will be a great addition to our current team. As we continue to grow our program, these incoming freshmen will play an important role in paving the way. The uniqueness of their spring semester has allowed this group of freshmen a chance to start building relationships early, so when they step on campus in the fall they will already have a close group of friends. I'm thrilled to welcome them to campus this fall and even more excited to see what they do on the mountain!'
The Monks return their entire roster for the upcoming season, including four All-Reynolds Division athletes in first-teamer Annie Cerminaro (Unityville, Pa.) and second-team honorees Jillian Luby (Wolfeboro, N.H.), Sarah Lachance (Auburn, Maine) and Sarah Hotchkiss (New Durham, N.H.). Rising sophomore Tucker Davis (South Berwick, Maine) will help lead the men's side while he continues to show tremendous upside on the mountain.
Under Cosentino's watch last winter, the Monks enjoyed a stellar season as a first-year varsity program with five third-place finishes as a member of the Reynolds Division. Saint Joseph's capped the 2020 campaign with an appearance in the 2020 USCSA Eastern Regional Championships, which were held at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine on February 22nd and 23rd.
ALPINE SKIING CLASS OF 2024:
Why Saint Joseph's? I really valued it being a small school, I will know the professors and the professors will know me, and I can be as involved as I want to.
High School: Participated in alpine skiing at Dover High School…Two-time scholar athlete…Team MVP and Eileen Hertal Award recipient…Helped her team advance to States her sophomore and junior seasons…Listed on the academic honor roll on three occasions.
Community Service: Haunted Overload actor (80 hours) and Student Council member.
Personal: Kaitlyn Michelle Gerhard, daughter of Frank Gerhard and Erica Marshall…Has two sisters, Emily Marshall and Anna Gerhard.
Why Saint Joseph's? I felt it was the right place for me to continue my academic and athletic career.
High School: Participated in alpine skiing, lacrosse and soccer at Goffstown High School…Two-time NHIAA Sportsmanship Award recipient…Three-time ski team MVP…Competed in club lacrosse for the NH Tomahawks for eight years with a national championship and two national title game appearances…Also plans on playing lacrosse at Saint Joseph's.
Personal: Caleb Elliott Gorton, son of Jeffrey and Samantha Gorton…Has two siblings: Elijah and Alexia.
Why Saint Joseph's? The atmosphere and the personalities of the students.
High School: Participated in alpine skiing and softball at Spaulding High School…Selected as captain and MVP of the ski team…Claimed the D1 State Championship in 2019 and 2020…Academically, earned High Honors and a member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honors Society, and National Technical Honor Society…Played Roger Allen Rec Softball for five years.
Community Service: Completed 25 hours per year for the National Honors Society and 10 hours per year for the National Latin Honors Society.
Personal: Samantha Margaret Imbeault, daughter of Lorilie and Darren Imbeault.
Why Saint Joseph's? I loved how welcome I felt the minute I stepped on campus. I love the lake. SJC is perfect for my major. I am also able to continue my passions for both ski racing and lacrosse. Overall, the school felt like home.
High School: Participated in alpine skiing, lacrosse, and volleyball at Windham High School…Garnered team MVP honors for alpine skiing and volleyball and claimed All-State and Unsung Hero awards in lacrosse…Competed in the NH State Championship all four years…Helped lead her lacrosse team to the Final Four her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons…Member of the National Honor Society and NH Scholar with STEM emphasis…Competed in club for Francona Ski Club and NH Tomahawks Lacrosse…Also plans on playing lacrosse at Saint Joseph's.
Community Service: Volunteered for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference.
Personal: Erica Jean Irvin, daughter of Bill and Lynne Irvin…Has one sister, Kristin Irvin.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend SJC because I felt at home as soon as I stepped foot on campus. I love that everyone knows everyone and how much everyone supports one another. I also loved that I would be able to continue my athletics at the collegiate level as well as further my education in such a supportive environment.
High School: Participated in alpine skiing slalom and giant slalom as well as soccer at Leavitt Area High School…Earned the Coaches' Award twice in skiing and once in soccer…Placed seventh at the state slalom meet…Claimed All-Academic honors, Highest Honors, and a member of the National Honor Society.
Community Service: Organized food drives, Appalachian trail maintenance, and volunteered at road races.
Personal: Maeghan Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Carolyn and Tom Perkins…Has one sister, Sarah Perkins.
Why Saint Joseph's? Business major, sports and beautiful location.
HighSchool: Participated in ski racing, lacrosse, soccer, and football at Holderness Preparatory School…Earned the Wendy Nourjan Award of Athletic Excellence…Played club lacrosse for 802 Lacrosse for one year…Named as the Vermont Entrepreneur of the Year…Also plans on playing lacrosse at Saint Joseph's.
CommunityService: Helped sew blankets for homeless people.
Personal: William Erik Strobeck, son of Carey and Matt Strobeck…Has three siblings: Drew, Jake and Carly.
Why Saint Joseph's? I fell in love with the campus and the environment, SJC has the major I wanted to study, and I have the opportunity to ski race.
High School: Participated in alpine skiing, football, and track and field at Bedford High School… Helped the alpine ski team claim the 2016 D1 State Championship with runner-up finishes 2017-2020…D1 varsity alpine runner-up…Member of the 2018 D1 varsity football state championship team.
Community Service: Member of the rotary club at Bedford High School.
Personal: Aidan Connor Wolfinger, son of Lisa and Tom Wolfinger…Has three siblings, Riley, Cole, and Addie.