Week at a Glance: March 6-12

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Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (March 6-12, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Kristin Wilder - Women's Lacrosse - So., A
Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) came up big in her first game of the year as she matched career highs in goals (7), assists (2) and points (9) as the Penmen posted a 21-9 win at Chestnut Hill on Wednesday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Derek Bauer - Baseball - Sr., 1B
Senior Derek Bauer (Millis, Mass.) put together a slash line of .353/.450/.824/1.274 as he went 6-for-17 with two home runs, eight RBI, five runs scored and four extra-base hits, during a 2-2 week for the Penmen. He also was 2-for-2 stealing bases and made all 23 plays in the field without an error. Bauer went 2-for-5 with a walk, home run, three RBI and two runs scored a 19-18 loss to Shippensburg on Saturday and then was 2-for-2 with two walks, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in a 9-3 win against Shippensburg in game one of Sunday's doubleheader.

Men's Basketball (21-8, 15-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/1 vs. Saint Rose - W, 65-63 (NE10 Championship semifinal)
3/4 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 68-73 (NE10 Championship final)
This Week's Games:
3/11 vs. Southern Connecticut - 2:30 p.m. (NCAA East Regional quarterfinal)
IF win...
3/12 vs. Saint Rose/Bloomfield - 5 p.m. (NCAA East Regional semifinal)

Notes:
- Men's basketball pulled out a two-point win against Saint Rose in the NE10 Championship semifinal on Wednesday before coming out on the short end of a showdown in the final with crosstown-rival Saint Anselm on Saturday.
- The Penmen earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night - their 20th overall selection, as well as their third straight. They will have the No. 2 seed and host Southern Connecticut on Saturday in the East Regional quarterfinal.
- Sophomore Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.), who earned a spot on the NE10 All-Championship Team, averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last week. Andrews scored 24 points (8-15 FG, 3-4 3-FG, 5-8 FT), grabbed six boards and dished a pair of assists in the win against Saint Rose before netting 13 points against Saint Anselm.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.), who joined Andrews on the All-Championship Team, posted 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal, while shooting 45.8 percent (11-24) from the field. Gilligan tallied 18 points (7-11 FG, 3-7 3-FG, 1-1 FT), six boards and two assists against the Golden Knights, while adding 12 points, seven boards and two helpers in the league final.

Softball (5-1, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
3/10 vs. Caldwell - 3:30 p.m.
3/11 vs. Molloy - 6 p.m.
3/11 vs. Molloy - 8:30 p.m. 

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

Baseball (6-3, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/3 at Shippensburg - L, 4-12
3/4 at Shippensburg - L, 18-19 (10 inn.)
3/4 at Shippensburg - W, 9-3 (7 inn.)
3/5 at Shippensburg - W, 6-1
This Week's Games:
3/11 vs. Bloomfield - 9:30 a.m.
3/11 vs. Bloomfield - 12:30 p.m.
3/12 vs. Caldwell - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Baseball split a four-game set at Shippensburg last weekend, losing the first two before sweeping a Sunday doubleheader.
- Senior Derek Bauer (Millis, Mass.) put together a slash line of .353/.450/.824/1.274 as he went 6-for-17 with two home runs, eight RBI, five runs scored and four extra-base hits. He also was 2-for-2 stealing bases and made all 23 plays in the field without an error. Bauer went 2-for-5 with a walk, home run, three RBI and two runs scored a 19-18 loss to Shippensburg on Saturday and then was 2-for-2 with two walks, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in a 9-3 win against Shippensburg in game one of Sunday's doubleheader.
- Graduate Student Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) batted .471 (8-17) with four RBI and three runs scored, in addition to walking three times and getting on base at a .571 clip, while also slugging .529. Goldstein pounded out multiple hits in three of four games, including a 3-for-6 performance with three RBI Saturday. He was also 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in a 6-1 win in game two of the Sunday doubleheader.
- Senior Alex Person (Foxboro, Mass.) went the distance in a 6-1 victory against Shippensburg on Sunday in game two of a doubleheader. Person allowed one run on five hits, while striking out six and not walking a batter, in his nine innings of work. It was his second career complete game.

Women's Lacrosse (1-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/1 at Chestnut Hill - W, 21-9
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse opened the season with a 21-9 victory at Chestnut Hill on Wednesday, earning head coach Kathryn Beall her first win with the Penmen.
- Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) came up big in her first game of the year as she matched career highs in goals (7), assists (2) and points (9).
- Freshman Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) racked up nine points on four goals and five assists in her collegiate debut.
- Sophomore Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made five saves over the opening 50:50 of her first career start.  

Men's Lacrosse (0-1, 0-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/5 at #3 Merrimack - L, 9-15
This Week's Games:
3/11 vs. Alderson-Broaddus - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse got its season underway Sunday and lost, 15-9, at third-ranked Merrimack.
- Senior Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) and Zach Jacobs (Tewksbury, Mass.) each registered four points, as Heckman scored twice and handed out a pair of assists, with Jacobs scoring a goal and dishing a trio of helpers. 
- Senior Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.) added two scores and classmate Cameron McGuire (Melrose, Mass.) notched a single tally and assisted on another, to round out the multiple-point efforts for SNHU.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Mass.) made 11 saves in the loss.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Meets:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's track & field was idle last week and returns to action Saturday, April 1 when it opens the outdoor portion of its slate at the Tufts Snowflake Invitational.

Women's Tennis (13-3, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
3/11 at NYIT - 12 p.m.

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:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
3/11 at NYIT - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis was idle last week and is back on the courts March 11 (3 p.m.) at NYIT.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
2/27 at Women's Cougar Invitational - Cancelled (rain)
2/28 at Women's Cougar Invitational -5th/6
This Week's Events:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's golf finished fifth at the rain-shortened Women's Cougar Invitational at Vista Valley Country Club in Vista Valley, Calif., on Tuesday. Rain cancelled Monday's action and trimmed the tournament to a one-round event.
- Sophomore Kaitlyn Lutinski (Derry, N.H.) shot an 86 to finish in a tie for 17th and lead the Penmen, who totaled a 389.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf was idle last week and returns to the links March 13-14 at the Barton Intercollegiate at the Wilson (N.C.) Country Club. 

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.

Women's Basketball (11-17, 6-15 NE10)

Notes:
- Women's basketball fell short of the NE10 postseason as it finished seventh in the Northeast Division.
- A three-game winning streak from Dec. 14-30 was able to get the Penmen over .500 at 7-6 when the calendar flipped to 2017.
- Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) was a bright spot for the team as she earned NE10 All-Conference Third Team honors.

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.