Week at a Glance: February 20-26

Week at a Glance: February 20-26

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (February 20-26, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Katie Horiuchi - Softball - Jr., OF
Katie Horiuchi (Livingston, N.J.), who earned NE10 Player of the Week honors earlier Monday, batted .400 and slugged .867 over six games, as the Penmen opened the season 5-1 down in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Horiuchi went 6-for-15 with three extra-base hits, including two home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored. Horiuchi put together a two-home run, five-RBI performance in a 7-3 win against Kutztown on Saturday and then delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning against Lock Haven on Sunday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Chris Walters - Men's Basketball - R-Jr., F
Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) posted 20.5 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 59.3 percent (16-27) from the floor and 72.7 percent (8-11) from the line, during a 2-0 week for the Penmen. Walters, who was named NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday for his efforts, notched a double-double of 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-4 FT) and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's 94-92 win at Franklin Pierce and then stuffed the stat sheet with 24 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 5-7 FT), nine boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in a 76-58 win over Stonehill on Saturday that clinched the NE10 Northeast Division Regular-Season Championship and the No. 1 overall seed for the NE10 Championship.

Women's Basketball (11-16, 6-14 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
2/15 at Franklin Pierce - L, 69-76
2/18 vs. Stonehill - L, 50-61
This Week's Games:
2/21 at Saint Anselm - 5:30 p.m. (WGIR 610-AM)

Notes:
- Women's basketball dropped a pair of games last week as they were officially eliminated from postseason contention.
- Senior Sara Ryan (Quincy, Mass.) put together a week of 19.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 54.2 percent (13-24) from the field, 50 percent (7-14) from deep and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. Ryan tallied 19 points (6-11 FG, 3-7 3-FG, 4-4 FT), six assists and five rebounds in a 76-69 loss at Franklin Pierce on Wednesday and then dropped 20 points (7-13 FG, 4-7 3-FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with three assists and two steals in a 61-50 loss to Stonehill on Saturday.
- Freshman Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) averaged 8.0 points and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 50 percent (7-14) from the floor. Terry's big performance came at Franklin Pierce when she netted a career-best 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3-FG) and fished four helpers.

Men's Basketball (19-6, 15-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/15 at Franklin Pierce - W, 94-92
2/18 vs. Stonehill - W, 76-58
This Week's Games:
2/21 at Saint Anselm - 7:30 p.m. (WGIR 610-AM)
2/26 vs. TBA - 3 p.m. (NE10 Championship quarterfinal)

Notes:
- Men's basketball went 2-0 last week as they clinched the NE10 Northeast Division Regular-Season Championship and the No. 1 overall seed for the upcoming NE10 Championship.
- The Penmen are now 14-0 at home, matching the 2004-05 team for most home wins since 1994-95.
- Redshirt-junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) posted 20.5 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 59.3 percent (16-27) from the floor and 72.7 percent (8-11) from the line. Walters, who was named NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday for his efforts, notched a double-double of 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-4 FT) and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's 94-92 win at Franklin Pierce and then stuffed the stat sheet with 24 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 5-7 FT), nine boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in a 76-58 win over Stonehill on Saturday.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) averaged 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 52 percent (13-25) from the floor, 57.1 percent (4-7) from downtown and 80 percent (4-5) from the stripe. Gilligan netted 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-5 FT) to go along with three rebounds and three assists at Franklin Pierce and then overcame a slow start to post 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-5 3-FG), eight boards, two assists and two steals against Stonehill.

Softball (5-1, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/17 vs. Le Moyne - W, 6-0
2/17 vs. Wilmington (Del.) - L, 0-7
2/17 vs. Slippery Rock - W, 2-0
2/18 vs. Felician - W, 7-6
2/18 vs. Kutztown - W, 7-3
2/19 vs. Lock Haven - W, 4-3
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Softball began the season 5-1 on its trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend.
- Junior Katie Horiuchi (Livingston, N.J.), who earned NE10 Player of the Week honors earlier Monday, batted  batted .400 and slugged .867 over six games, as she went 6-for-15 with three extra-base hits, including two home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored. Horiuchi put together a two-home run, five-RBI performance in a 7-3 win against Kutztown on Saturday and then delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning against Lock Haven on Sunday.
- Freshman Erin Tyrell (Milford, N.H.) hit .368 (7-19) with three extra-base hits, including a home run, five RBI and two runs scored in her first collegiate weekend. Tyrell went 2-for-3 with a home run and a pair of RBI in a 7-6 win against Felician on Saturday.
- Senior Nicole Gubellini (Salem, N.H.) was 2-0 with 1.00 ERA as she allowed just two earned runs, while striking out 12 over 14.0 innings. Gubellini tossed a complete-game shutout, scattering five hits, while striking out seven and walking two in Friday's 2-0 victory against Slippery Rock.
- Freshman Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) also went 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA, fanning 18 over 16.0 innings, while giving up five runs. In her first career start, Barone went the distance and blanked Le Moyne, 6-0, allowing just three hits, while punching out eight and walking a pair.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
2/18 at Northeast-10 Championship - 12th/12
This Week's Meets:
2/24 at New England Championshps
2/25 at New England Championshps 

Notes:
- Women's track & field finished 12th at the Northeast-10 Championship on Saturday.
- Freshman Jill Dieterich (Commack, N.Y.) registered three top-10 finishes and three personal records as she generated all 11 of SNHU's points, including a seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run with a personal record of 2:25.44 seconds.
- The distance medley team of Dieterich, junior Amber Herrington (Burlington Township, N.J.), freshman Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) and classmate Madison Brand (Valhalla, N.Y.) was third overall in a time of 12 minutes, 55.57 seconds, which is a program best in the race. 
 
The 4x800-meter relay team of Couto, junior Maddie Bardier (Pembroke, N.H.), Dieterich and Brand also turned in a PR in 10:06.84, which was good enough for sixth.

Women's Tennis (13-3, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/18 vs. Emerson - W, 8-1
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis returned to the court with an 8-1 win against Emerson on Saturday.
- Graduate student Abla Chadli (Rabat, Morocco), sophomore Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) and junior Lindsay Baum (N. Salem, N.Y.) each won their two matches. 

Men's Tennis (6-1, 1-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/18 vs. Emerson - W, 9-0
2/19 at Boston College - L, 1-8
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis returned to action for the spring season with a 9-0 win against Emerson on Saturday to register its best start ever at 6-0.
- Junior Jeremy Reichentahl (Cheshire, Conn.) only dropped two games against Emerson as he dispatched Aven Kaborrian, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5 singles and teamed with classmate Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) for an 8-1 win against Kaborrian and Matt Jepsky at No. 3 doubles.
- Junior Xavier Aubron (Herouville, France) and freshman Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) were a big bright spot in the loss to Boston College as they posted a 6-0 shutout at No. 2 doubles against Kent Mukai and Sean Mullins.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Events:
2/20 at Newberry Invitational
2/21 at Newberry Invitational 

Notes:
- Women's golf is off until the spring when it returns to action Feb. 27-28 at the Women's Cougar Invitational at Vista Valley Country Club in Vista Valley, Calif.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf, which has been off since the fall, is back in action Feb. 20-21 at the Newberry Invitational at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

COMPLETED SEASONS

Women's Soccer (10-8-1, 7-6-1 NE10)

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 NE10)

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 NE10)

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 NE10)

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.

Men's Ice Hockey (13-14, 4-7 NE10)

Notes:

- Men's ice hockey narrowly missed the NE10 postseason, despite beginning the season 11-3, including 4-1 in league play.
- The team twice put together winning streaks of four games, including a five-game streak from Nov. 29-Dec. 11 to send them into the holiday break with 11 wins for the first time in program history.
Graduate student Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.) was named the NE10 Player of the Year for the second time in his career, while freshman Jared Goudreau (Manchester, N.H.) was selected to the All-Rookie Team.