Week at a Glance: January 23-29

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (January 23-29, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Alanna Murphy - Women's Track & Field - Fr.
Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) took home a pair of individual titles in both the 60-meter hurdles and the triple jump to lead the Penmen to their second ever championship at the Panther Invitational on Saturday. In the hurdles, Murphy cruised across the finish line ahead of each of the eight finalists, while propelling herself to the triple jump crown with a 10.82-meter (35 feet, six inches) showing.

Male Athlete of the Week: Daquaise Andrews - Men's Basketball - So., G
Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) put together his best week of the season with 14.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 54.5 percent (12-22) from the field and 50 percent (2-4) from downtown, during a 1-1 week for the Penmen. Andrews notched his first double-double of the season in a 95-79 win against Southern Connecticut on Wednesday with 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3-FG), 11 rebounds and three assists before netting a season-best 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with six boards and four assists in Saturday's 81-79 loss at New Haven.

Women's Basketball (8-11, 3-9 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/18 vs. Southern Connecticut - L, 50-58
1/21 at New Haven - L, 41-59
This Week's Games:
1/24 at Le Moyne - 5:00 p.m.
1/28 at Pace - 1:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Women's basketball is in the midst of a stretch where it's lost five of six after dropping a pair of contests last week.
- Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen averaged 11.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 40 percent (6-15) from the floor, including 1 of 1 from deep, and 90 percent (9-10) from the line. Lorenzen scored 10 points (3-4 FG, 4-4 FT) and grabbed three rebounds in a 58-50 loss to Southern Connecticut on Wednesday and then fell just shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine boards in a 59-41 loss at New Haven on Saturday.

Men's Basketball (13-4, 9-3 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/18 vs. Southern Connecticut - W, 95-79
1/21 at New Haven - L, 79-81
This Week's Games:
1/24 at Le Moyne - 7:00 p.m.
1/28 at Pace - 3:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's basketball split a pair of contests last week, including a win against the Southwest Division's first-place team.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) posted 23.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, while shooting 52 percent (13-25) from the floor, 50 percent (4-8) from deep and 88.9 percent (16-18) from the line. Gilligan began the week with a 30-point (9-13 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 10-12 FT), 10-rebound performance in a 95-79 victory against Southern Connecticut on Wednesday and then registered 16 points (4-12 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 6-6 FT), seven boards and two assists in Saturday's 81-79 loss at New Haven. Gilligan scored his 1,000th point in a SNHU uniform against the Owls.
- Redshirt-junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting 58.3 percent (14-24) from the floor, 33.3 percent (1-3) from beyond the arc and a perfect 9 of 9 from the stripe. Walters posted 25 points (8-15 FG, 9-9 FT), eight rebounds and four assists against Southern Connecticut before tallying 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3-FG), six rebounds and a pair of blocks at New Haven.
- Sophomore Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) put together his best week of the season with 14.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 54.5 percent (12-22) from the field and 50 percent (2-4) from downtown. Andrews notched his first double-double of the season against the Owls with 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3-FG), 11 rebounds and three assists before netting a season-best 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with six boards and four assists versus the Chargers. 

Men's Ice Hockey (11-10, 4-3 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/17 at Saint Michael's - L, 3-6
1/20 at Arizona State - L, 0-11
1/21 at Arizona State - L, 1-4 
This Week's Games:
1/25 vs. Stonehill - 7:30 p.m.
1/28 at Assumption - 7:35 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey saw its losing skid reach seven games with a trio of losses last week, including two at Division I Arizona State.
- Junior Alec Cochran (Sanbornton, N.H.) turned in the only multiple-point week with a pair of assists.
- Junior Griffin Rogers (Sanbornton, N.H.) potted the only goal against the Sun Devils in Saturday's 4-1 defeat.
- Junior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) made 34 saves in a 6-3 loss at Saint Michael's on Tuesday and stopped 34 of 41 shots in 40-plus minutes over two games against Arizona State.
- Junior Matthew MacInnis (Arlington, Texas) turned away 34 of 36 shots for a .944 save percentage in 43-plus minutes spanning the two games against the Sun Devils. MacInnis gobbled up all 16 shots that came his way in Friday's 11-0 loss and then thwarted 18 of 20 Saturday. 
- Freshman goaltender Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) stopped 27 of 32 shots in 34 minutes of actions during the two ASU tilts, including all 10 that he saw Saturday.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
1/21 at Panther Invitational - 1st/6
This Week's Meets:
1/28 at Tufts Stampede

Notes:
- Women's track & field captured its second ever championship at the Panther Invitational on Saturday behind seven individual victories.
- Freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) took home a pair of individual titles in both the 60-meter hurdles and the triple jump to lead the way. In the hurdles, Murphy cruised across the finish line ahead of each of the eight finalists, while propelling herself to the triple jump crown with a 10.82-meter (35 feet, six inches) showing.
Freshman Madison Brand (Valhalla, N.Y.) won the mile in 5:28, while graduate student Gitara King (Manchester, N.H.) sprinted for 29.78 to capture the 200-meter dash.
- Freshman Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) turned in a time of 1:57 to take the 500-meter dash title, while senior Laura O'Hanlon (Dedham, Mass.) won the 3,000-meter rush with a time of 10:57, while 
Junior Melissa Melanson (Goffstown, N.H.) submitted a heave of 14.30 meters (46 feet, 11 inches) to earn the top spot in the weght throw. 

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.