Week at a Glance: February 27-March 5

WEEK IN REVIEW VIDEO

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (February 27-March 5, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Alanna Murphy - Women's Track & Field - Fr.
Alanna Murphy
(Nashua, N.H.) set a program record in both the triple jump (11.04 meters - 36 feet, 2.75 inches) and the 60-meter hurdles (9.45 seconds) at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday. Murphy's time in the 60-meter hurdles was the fourth fastest by a Division II student-athlete and No. 24 overall, while her triple jump performance was fifth-best in the DII ranks and No. 13 amongst Divisions I, II and III.

Male Athlete of the Week: Zach Goldstein - Baseball - Gr., INF
Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) crafted a slash line of .467/.571/.667/1.238 as he went 7-for-15 with four walks, a home run, six RBI and five runs scored in a 4-1 week for the Penmen. Goldstein, who collected multiple hits in three of the five games, was also 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and flawlessly made 29 plays in the field. Goldstein's best game came Friday in a 7-1 win against Mercy when he went 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, three RBI and a run scored.

Women's Basketball (11-17, 6-15 NE10)
Last Week's Results:

2/21 at Saint Anselm - L, 60-69

This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's basketball closed out its season with a 69-60 loss to Saint Anselm on Tuesday.
- Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) registered a double-double of 15 points (6-19 FG, 3-6 FT) and 10 rebounds, while also making four steals and dishing a pair of assists.
- Junior Mimi MacLeod (Hampton Falls, N.H.) notched eight points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 1-1 FT) and five rebounds, while fellow junior Catherine Stinson (Lynn, Mass.) also scored eight points (4-5 FG) to go along with six rebounds and a pair of steals. In the final game of her career, senior Madi Rowan (Aliquippa, Pa.) chimed in with seven points (2-2 FG, 3-3 FT).

Men's Basketball (20-7, 15-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/21 at Saint Anselm - L, 87-95
2/26 vs. Adelphi - W, 97-95 (NE10 Championship quarterfinal)

This Week's Games:
3/1 vs. Saint Rose - 7 p.m. (NE10 Championship semifinal)
IF win...

3/4 vs. Le Moyne/Saint Anselm - 1 p.m. (NE10 Championship final)

Notes:
- Men's basketball split a pair of games last week, dropping its regular-season finale at Saint Anselm before winning a thriller against Adelphi in the NE10 Championship quarterfinals after erasing a 14-point, second-half deficit.
- The men's basketball program is now 20-11 (.645) all-time in the NE Championship, winning 10 of its last 12 conference tourney tilts, including five straight. The Penmen are also now 13-1 at home all-time in the NE10 Championship.
- The Penmen are now 15-0 at home - the most home wins since 1994-95 - and also reach 20 wins for the third straight season and for the 17th time under the tutelage of head coach Stan Spirou.
- Redshirt-junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) posted 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 51.9 percent (14-27) from the floor and 73.7 percent (14-19) from the line. Walters registered a double-double of 17 points (6-16 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 3-5 FT) and 10 rebounds, to go along with four assists and two blocks in a 95-87 loss at Saint Anselm on Tuesday and then tallied 27 points (8-11 FG, 11-14 FT), six boards, five steals and three blocks in the win against Adelphi on Sunday.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) and sophomore Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) each averaged 20.0 points per game, with Gilligan doing so on 51.7 percent (15-29) shooting from the field and 53.3 percent (8-15) shooting from long range, to go along with 7.5 rebounds per contest, while Andrews shot a sizzling 61.3 percent (19-31) from the field. Andrews turned in the best game of his career with 28 points (14-20 FG), seven rebounds and three assists in the quarterfinal victory against Adelphi.
- Junior Dimitri Floras (Merrimack, N.H.) was the fourth big dog for the Penmen, netting 18.0 points per game on 51.5 percent (17-33) shooting. Floras recorded 22-8-4 at Saint Anselm and netted 14 points (7-12 FG) against Adelphi, including eight during a game-changing 21-8 run late in the second half.

Softball (5-1, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Softball was idle last week and will be off until March 10 (3:30 p.m.) when it takes on Caldwell to kick off its nine-game Florida trip.

Baseball (4-1, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/23 vs. LIU Post - L, 3-4
2/24 vs. Mercy - W, 7-1
2/25 vs. Queens (N.Y.) - W, 4-3
2/25 vs. Mercy - W, 18-2
2/26 vs. Bridgeport - W, 6-5
This Week's Games:
3/3 at Shippensburg - 3 p.m.
3/4 at Shippensburg - 1 p.m.
3/4 at Shippensburg - 4 p.m.
3/5 at Shippensburg - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball recovered from dropping its season opener to go 4-1 on its trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- Graduate Student Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) crafted a slash line of .467/.571/.667/1.238 as he went 7-for-15 with four walks, a home run, six RBI and five runs scored. Goldstein, who collected multiple hits in three of the five games, was also 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and flawlessly made 29 plays in the field. Goldstein's best game came Friday in a 7-1 win against Mercy when he went 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, three RBI and a run scored.
- Junior Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) picked up the first win of the year for the Penmen on Friday in a 7-1 win against Mercy. Walkinshaw allowed one run on three hits, while striking out 11 and walking just one, in eight innings of work. Opponents hit just .111 against Walkinshaw, who recorded four 1-2-3 innings.
- Junior Ivon Clough (Dublin, N.H.) went 1-0 as he produced a stellar outing in an 18-2 thumping of Mercy on Saturday. Clough tossed eight innings, allowing two runs - one earned - on three hits, while striking out seven and walking one. The Mavericks hit just .115 off Clough.
- Freshman Nick Artymowicz (Seaville, N.J.) made a huge impact in his first collegiate week of ball, going 1-0 with a save as he tossed two-and-a-third innings of shutout baseball, allowing two hits, while striking out one and walking one. Artymowicz secured a 4-3 win against Queens (N.Y.) on Saturday as he entered in the middle of the ninth and escaped a bases-loaded jam with with a game-ending double play to record his first save. Then against Bridgeport on Sunday, Artymowicz recorded the final out of the eighth to keep the Penmen within three before the offense put him in position to win with four in the bottom of the eighth. In the ninth, Artymowicz had a pair of runners in scoring position with one out before going strikeout-groundout to earn his first win.
-Redshirt-junior Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.) ended the trip in dramatic fashion for the Penmen as he belted his second home run of the game against Bridgeport on Sunday - a go-head grand slam in the eighth inning - to turn a 5-2 deficit into an eventual 6-5 win.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
2/24 at New England Championships - DNS
2/25 at New England Championships - DNS
This Week's Meets:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's track & field posted a total of four new school benchmarks at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday.
- Freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) set a program record in both the triple jump (11.04 meters - 36 feet, 2.75 inches) and the 60-meter hurdles (9.45 seconds). Murphy's time in the 60-meter hurdles was the fourth fastest by a Division II student-athlete and No. 24 overall, while her triple jump performance was fifth-best in the DII ranks and No. 13 amongst Divisions I, II and III.
- Both the 4x800-meter relay team and the distance medley relay teams clocked program bests in their final meet of the indoor season. The 4x800-meter relay contingent, consisting of freshmenJill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.), Jill Dieterich (Commack, N.Y.) and Madison Brand (Valhalla, N.Y.), as well as junior Maddie Bardier (Pembroke, N.H.), totaled a time of 9:50.64 seconds to shatter their previous standard by 16.20 seconds and place second in DII. The distance medley relay team of Couto, Dieterich, Brand and junior Amber Herrington  (Burlington Township, N.J.) put forth a 12:55.11 performance to place third amongst DII squads.

Women's Tennis (13-3, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis was idle last week and will return to action March 11 (12 p.m.) at NYIT.

Men's Tennis (6-2, 1-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/24 at UConn - L, 1-8
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis dropped an 8-1 decision at UConn on Friday.
- Junior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) was a bright spot for the Penmen as he earned a No. 1 singles win by toppling Christopher Toner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Events:
2/27 at Women's Cougar Invitational - Cancelled (rain)
2/28 at Women's Cougar Invitational 

Notes:
- Women's golf was idle last week and 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:
2/20 at Newberry Invitational - 16th/16
2/21 at Newberry Invitational - 16th/16
This Week's Events:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's golf, in its first match of the spring, finished 16th in a tough field at the Newberry Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C., at the Ocean Course.
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Sophomore Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) tied for 33rd with a three-round total of 230. His best round came on day one when he fired a 75.
- Senior John Clancy (Sandwich, Mass.) was just behind with a 231 that tied him for 28th. He posted the best score of the tournament for the Penmen with a second-round 73.
- In his first tournament as a Penmen, junior Sam Riemer (Canton, Mass.) totaled a 243.

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.