Week at a Glance: February 13-19

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (February 13-19, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Brianna Camara - Women's Basketball - So., G
Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) registered 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 46.7 percent (7-15) from the field, 50 percent (4-8) from deep and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line, in a 1-1 week for the Penmen. Camara put together a career day with 21 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 6-6 FT), four rebounds and two assists to lead the team to a 74-67 victory against Merrimack to keep postseason hopes alive.

Male Athlete of the Week: Chris Walters - Men's Basketball - R-Jr., F
Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) averaged 21.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 53.8 percent (14-26) from the field and 93.3 percent (14-15) from the line, during a 1-1 week for SNHU. Walters posted 17 points (7-13 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's 76-65 loss at Bentley and then stuffed the stat sheet with 26 points (7-13 FG, 12-13 FT), 14 rebounds, a career-high seven assists, two blocks and two steals in an 89-79 win against Merrimack on Saturday.

Women's Basketball (11-14, 6-12 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
2/8 at #19 Bentley - L, 68-84
2/11 vs. Merrimack - W, 74-67

This Week's Games:
2/15 at Franklin Pierce - 5:30 p.m. 
2/18 vs. Stonehill - 1:30 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's basketball split a pair of games last week to keep its postseason hopes alive.
- Senior Sara Ryan (Quincy, Mass.) averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 57.9 percent (11-19) from the floor, 44.4 percent (4-9) from beyond the arc, and 75 percent (3-4) from the line, during the 1-1 week for the Penmen. Ryan registered 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3-FG) and three assists in Wednesday's 84-68 loss at 19th-ranked Bentley and then tallied 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT), five boards, four helpers and three steals in a 74-67 win against Merrimack on Saturday.
- Sophomore Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) registered 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 46.7 percent (7-15) from the field, 50 percent (4-8) from deep and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. Camara put together a career day with 21 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 6-6 FT), four rebounds and two assists to lead the team to victory against Merrimack.

Men's Basketball (17-6, 13-5 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
2/8 at Bentley - L, 76-65
2/11 vs. Merrimack - W, 89-79

This Week's Games:
2/15 at Franklin Pierce - 7:30 p.m. 
2/18 vs. Stonehill - 3:30 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's basketball went 1-1 last week and snapped its first two-game losing skid in over a year with a huge win against Merrimack on Saturday.
- Redshirt-junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) averaged 21.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 53.8 percent (14-26) from the field and 93.3 percent (14-15) from the line. Walters posted 17 points (7-13 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's 76-65 loss at Bentley and then stuffed the stat sheet with 26 points (7-13 FG, 12-13 FT), 14 rebounds, a career-high seven assists, two blocks and two steals in an 89-79 win against Merrimack on Saturday.
- Sophomore Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) registered 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 50 percent (13-26) from the field, 57.1 percent (4-7) from deep and 2 of 2 from the line. Andrews tallied 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-4 3-FG), three assists and two rebounds at Bentley and then notched 17 points (7-14 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 2-2  FT), five boards and two helpers against the Warriors.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.), after missing the final 22 minutes of Wednesday's loss at Bentley, posted 24 points (8-9 FG, 3-3 3-FG, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in the win against Merrimack.

Men's Ice Hockey (13-14, 4-7 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
2/7 vs. Framingham State - W, 6-4
2/11 at Stonehill - L, 0-8

This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey split its final two games of the season, but narrowly missed out on the postseason on the last day of the regular-season campaign.
- Freshman Jared Goudreau (Manchester, N.H.) scored two goals and registered an assist, while junior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) also tallied three points on a goal and a pair of helpers in Tuesday's 6-4 victory against Framingham State.
-Graduate student Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.) also turned in a multi-point evening with a goal and an assist, as did senior Jay Sylvia (Acushnet, Mass.), who handed out a pair of helpers.
-Freshman Alex Reissis (Arlington, Mass.) earned the victory between the pipes after turning aside 25 shots in his first career start.
-Junior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) started Saturday's 8-0 loss at Stonehill and stopped 11 of the 16 shots he faced through the game's first 21:22. Freshman Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) closed out the second period with nine saves on 11 opportunities in the final 18:38 of the frame before junior Matthew MacInnis (Arlington, Texas) steered aside 10 of 11 shots in the third period.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
2/10 at David Hemery Valentine Invitational - DNS
This Week's Meets:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's track & field competed at Boston University's David Hemery Valentine Invite on Friday and turned in 10 new personal records, while finishing in the top-10 amongst Division II institutions in six events.
- Freshman Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) turned in the strongest day for the Penmen with a personal best time and a Division II sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run (26.52). She also joined junior Amber Herrington (Burlington Township, N.J.), sophomore Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.) and freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that set a new season benchmark (4:10.52) and was in the top-10 amongst Division II competitors.
- Murphy also notched a top-10 Division II finish in the 60-meter hurdles (9.67) and finished 11th amongst DII competitors the triple jump (10.40 meters - 34 feet, 1.5 inches).
- Freshman Jill Dieterich (Commack, N.Y.) set a new personal record in the mile (5:24.21) to finish No. 10 in Division II.
-Sophomore Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) turned in highest field finish with an eighth-place Division II showing in the shot put (11.06 meters - 36 feet, 3.5 inches), while junior Melissa Melanson (Goffstown, N.H.) posted a 10th-place DII finish in the weight throw (13.04 meters - 42 feet, 9.5 inches).

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.