Week at a Glance: January 16-22

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (January 16-22, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Kylie Lorenzen - Women's Basketball - So., F
Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) posted 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 56.5 percent (13-23) from the field and 64.3 percent (9-14) from the line, during a 1-1 week for the Penmen. Lorenzen notched a double-double of 23 points (10-15 FG, 3-7 FT) and 10 rebounds in a 77-71 win against Roberts Wesleyan on Tuesday and then registered 12 points (3-8 FG, 6-7 FT) and seven boards in a 63-46 loss to 25th-ranked Adelphi on Saturday. Lorenzen's double-double against the Redhawks was her sixth of the season and the 10th of her career.

Male Athlete of the Week: Devin Gilligan - Men's Basketball - Sr., F
Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) averaged 26.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game during a 1-1 week for the Penmen, while shooting 57.1 percent (20-35) from the field, 42.9 percent (3-7) from long range and 90.9 percent (10-11) from the line. Gilligan scored 22 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 6-6 FT) in a 104-90 loss at 23rd-ranked Saint Thomas Aquinas on Monday and then poured in a career-high 31 points (13-23 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 4-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in an 83-77 victory against Adelphi on Saturday.

Women's Basketball (8-9, 3-7 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/10 vs. Roberts Wesleyan - W, 77-71
1/14 vs. #25 Adelphi - L, 46-63
This Week's Games:
1/18 vs. Southern Connecticut - 5:30 p.m.
1/21 at New Haven - 1:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Women's basketball split a pair of contests last week.
- Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) posted 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 56.5 percent (13-23) from the field and 64.3 percent (9-14) from the line. Lorenzen notched a double-double of 23 points (10-15 FG, 3-7 FT) and 10 rebounds in a 77-71 win against Roberts Wesleyan on Tuesday and then registered 12 points (3-8 FG, 6-7 FT) and seven boards in a 63-46 loss to 25th-ranked Adelphi on Saturday. Lorenzen's double-double against the Redhawks was her sixth of the season and the 10th of her career.

Men's Basketball (12-3, 8-2 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/9 at #23 Saint Thomas Aquinas - L, 90-104
1/14 vs. Adelphi - W, 83-77
This Week's Games:
1/18 vs. Southern Connecticut - 7:30 p.m.
1/21 at New Haven - 3:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's basketball halved two contests last week.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) averaged 26.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game during a 1-1 week for the Penmen, while shooting 57.1 percent (20-35) from the field, 42.9 percent (3-7) from long range and 90.9 percent (10-11) from the line. Gilligan scored 22 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 6-6 FT) in a 104-90 loss at 23rd-ranked Saint Thomas Aquinas on Monday and then poured in a career-high 31 points (13-23 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 4-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in an 83-77 victory against Adelphi on Saturday.
- Redshirt-junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) posted 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 50 percent (12-24) from the floor and 78.6 percent (11-14) from the line. Walters scored a team-high 23 points (8-12 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 6-9 FT), grabbed six rebounds and dished three assists against the Spartans and then registered 14 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3-FG, 5-5 FT), six boards and three blocks in the conference win versus the Panthers.

Men's Ice Hockey (11-7, 4-2 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/12 at Becker - L, 1-3
1/14 vs. Assumption - L, 3-4
This Week's Games:
1/17 at Saint Michael's - 7 p.m.
1/20 at Arizona State - 7:05 p.m.
1/21 at Arizona State - 7:05 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey lost a pair of games last week.
- Senior Jay Sylvia (Acushnet, Mass.) and junior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) each registered a goal and an assist, while graduate student Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.) and junior Kyle Valliere (Goffstown, N.H.) both dished a pair of helpers.
- Freshman goaltender Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) turned aside 42 of the 45 shots he faced in Thursday's 3-1 loss at Becker.
- Junior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) stopped 46 of 50 shots in a 4-3 defeat against Assumption at the SNHU Arena on Saturday. It was Slatky's eighth 40-plus-save performance of the season.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Events:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's golf is off until the spring.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Events:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's golf is now off until the spring.

Women's Tennis (12-3, 10-2 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis returns to action in the spring.

Men's Tennis (5-0, 1-0 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis is off until the spring.

COMPLETED SEASONS

Women's Soccer (10-8-1, 7-6-1 NE-10)

Notes:
- Women's soccer earned its second straight Northeast-10 Championship berth, garnering the No. 8 seed on the final day of the season with a 3-1 win against sixth-ranked Adelphi. In a re-match with the then-12th-seeded Panthers just three days later, the Penmen dropped a 2-1 double-overtime decision in the quarterfinal round.
- The team went 2-1-1 against nationally-ranked opponents and was also 2-1-1 in overtime matches. In addition, SNHU was 4-2-1 in games decided in the 90th minute or later.
- Five Penmen earned NE-10 All-Conference honors. Senior Olivia Parsons (Plymouth, Mass.) was selected to the First Team, while juniors Abigail Maker (Naples, Maine) and Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.), as well as sophomore Miranda Peloquin (Greenville, R.I.) and freshman Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.), were all named to the Third Team. Roys also received an All-Rookie Team nod.
- Parsons was also a CCA All-East Region Second Team selection. 

Men's Soccer (12-5-2, 8-3-2 NE-10)

Notes:
- Men's soccer earned the fifth seed for the Northeast-10 Championship, but dropped a 1-0 double-overtime decision at fourth-seeded Franklin Pierce in the quarterfinal round, which ended the Penmen run of four straight conference titles and marked the first time they would not make the final since 2010.
- The team garnered an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, earning its 22nd overall appearance and ninth straight to extend the longest active streak in Division II. 
- Sixth-seeded SNHU posted a 3-1 victory over third-seeded Le Moyne in the first round and then fell to second-seeded and host Adelphi, 1-0, in the second round.
- Nine Penmen garnered NE-10 All-Conference honors. Graduate students Rayane Boukemia (Strasbourg, France), Yannis Becker (Sittensen, Germany) and Tobias Esche (Bremen, Germany) were tabbed for the First Team, while senior Gilbert Manier (Kigali, Rwanda) and sophomore Claude Diesse (Brossard, Quebec) received Second Team recognition. Grad goalkeeper Nick Zucco (Ludlow, Mass.), senior Enzo Giuliani (Toulouse, France) and freshmen Romain Daniellou (Brieuc, France) and Louka Masset (Paris, France) were named to the Third Team, with Daniellou and Masset also receiving All-Rookie Team accolades. 
- Boukemia, Becker and Esche would go on to earn CCA All-East Region Second Team honors. 

Women's Volleyball (7-21, 4-10 NE-10)

Notes:
- Volleyball finished in an 11th-place tie in the Northeast-10 standings.
- The team posted a signature win as it swept first-place and NE-10-unbeaten Bentley, 3-0, at home Oct. 18. It was SNHU's second straight win after pulling out a five-set victory against Merrimack just three days earlier.
- The second Penmen two-game winning streak came Nov. 6 when they notched a pair of five-set victories against Southern Connecticut and Wilmington (Del.).
- Freshman Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) set a new program record for assists by a freshman, dishing 890 to top the 682 handed out by interim head coach Catherine Cotton in 2012. 

Field Hockey (9-9, 5-7 NE-10)

Notes:
- Field hockey submitted its best season ever in 2016, setting program records for wins (9), conference victories (5) and winning percentage (.500). 
- Freshmen Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) and Maaike Gerkema (Driebergen, The Netherlands), as well as sophomore goalkeeper Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.), were all recognized with Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team selections.
- The team's biggest win of the year came when freshman Alison Hildreth (Hampton, N.H.) notched her first career goal with no time on the clock to record a 2-1 victory over top-ranked and eventual Northeast-10 Champion LIU Post on Oct. 7.

Cross Country

Notes:
- The men finished fifth overall at both the Northeast-10 Championship on Oct. 22 and the NCAA East Regional Championship on Nov. 5, in addition to capturing its only title of the season at the Bruce Kirsh Cup on Sept. 17.
- Senior Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Logrono, Spain) earned his second straight berth to the NCAA National Championship, while re-writing more of the program's record book along the way. Hernando-Angulo set a new school record in an 8,000-meter event (24:40), posted the highest finish at the Northeast-10 Championship (No. 2) and NCAA East Regional (No. 2), and also become the first two-time United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honoree and two-time Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference selection.
-The women submitted an 11th-place showing at the Northeast-10 Championship and were then 14th at the NCAA East Regional.
- Senior Laura O'Hanlon (Dedham, Mass.) became the only four-time All-Region honoree and three-time All-Northeast-10 Conference performer in program history.