Week at a Glance: March 13-19

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

Female Athlete of the Week: Erin Garczynski - Softball - So., C/IF
Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) batted .385 and slugged .538 in a 2-2 week for the Penmen as she went 5-for-13 with five RBI and a run scored. Garczynski was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-5 game-one victory against Molloy.

Male Athlete of the Week: Caleb Potter - Baseball - Jr., OF
Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) absolutely raked in a 3-0 week for 11th-ranked baseball as he went 4-for-6 with a pair of walks, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored, en route to garnering NE10 Player of the Week honors earlier Monday. Potter, who put together a slash line of .667/.750/1.167/1.917, was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win against Caldwell.

Men's Basketball (21-9, 15-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/11 vs. Southern Connecticut - L, 98-109 (NCAA East Regional quarterfinal)
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Second-seeded men's basketball had its season draw to a close Saturday with a 109-98 loss to seventh-seeded Southern Connecticut in the first round of the NCAA East Regional.
- The Penmen are now 27-20 (.574) all-time in 20 NCAA Tournament appearances.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) matched his career high with 31 points (9-13 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 11-12 FT), while pulling down seven rebounds, matching a career best with five assists and recording a pair of steals in his final career game. Gilligan was named the D2CCA East Region Player of the Year earlier Monday and also earned a spot on the D2CCA East All-Region First Team.
- Junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.), who was selected to the D2CCA East All-Region Second Team, posted 21 points (6-10 FG, 9-10 FT), including 16 in the second half, seven boards and three assists.
- Fellow junior 
Dimitri Floras (Merrimack, N.H.) also netted 21 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 5-6 FT). 

Softball (7-3, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/10 vs. Caldwell - W, 2-0
3/10 vs. Minnesota Duluth - L, 0-5
3/11 vs. Molloy - W, 8-5
3/11 vs. Molloy - L, 3-7
This Week's Games:
3/13 at Embry-Riddle - 10 a.m.
3/13 at Embry-Riddle - 12 p.m.
3/14 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) - 11:30 a.m.
3/14 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) - 2 p.m.
3/15 at Rollins - 6 p.m.
3/15 at Rollins - 8 p.m.
3/18 at New Haven - 12 p.m.
3/18 at New Haven - 2 p.m. 

Notes:
- No. 25 softball split four games last week to open its 10-game Florida trip.
Sophomore Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) batted .385 and slugged .538 as she went 5-for-13 with five RBI and a run scored. Garczynski was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-5 game-one victory against Molloy.
- Senior Nicole Gubellini (Salem, N.H.) went 0-1 with a save and 1.55 ERA in nine innings over two appearances. Gubellini nailed down the save in the game-one win against Molloy on Saturday as she worked two frames, allowing one run - zero earned - on two hits, while striking out a pair and walking one. She was also 1-for-4 with a pair of runs knocked in at the plate.
- Freshman Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) started the Florida swing off on the right foot for the Penmen as she fired a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win against 18th-ranked Caldwell on Friday, giving up just three hits. She finished 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA on the week.

Baseball (9-3, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/11 vs. Bloomfield - W, 4-3 (7 inn.)
3/11 vs. Bloomfield - W, 8-1
3/12 vs. Caldwell - W, 6-3
This Week's Games:
3/13 at Palm Beach Atlantic - 6 p.m.
3/15 at Nova Southeastern - 6 p.m.
3/17 at West Chester - 4 p.m.
3/18 at West Chester - 12 p.m.
3/18 at West Chester - 3 p.m.
3/19 at West Chester - 12 p.m. 

Notes:
- No. 11 baseball went 3-0 last week to kick off its five-game trip to Florida.
- Junior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) absolutely raked as he went 4-for-6 with a pair of walks, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored, en route to garnering NE10 Player of the Week honors earlier Monday. Potter, who put together a slash line of .667/.750/1.167/1.917, was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win against Caldwell.
- Junior Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine) defeated Bloomfield in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday with a stellar pitching performance. Powers worked eight innings and allowed just one run on three hits, while punching out eight and not walking a batter in the 8-1 win. Powers limited the Bears to just a .103 batting average.
- Graduate Student Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) was 4-for-8 with two walks, three RBI and three runs scored. He slashed .500/.692/.875/1.567. Goldstein went 3-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in the game-two win against Bloomfield.
- Redshirt-sophomore John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) crafted a slash line of .429/.556/1.143 as he went 3-for-7 with a pair of walks, a double, two triples, two RBI and three runs scored. Stanton went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored in a 4-3 game-one victory over Bloomfield on Saturday.

Women's Lacrosse (1-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
3/13 at Reinhardt - 4 p.m.
3/15 at Young Harris - 7 p.m.
3/18 vs. Pace - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse was idle last week and begins a two-game swing in Georgia on Monday, March 13 (4 p.m.) against Reinhardt.

Men's Lacrosse (2-1, 0-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/11 vs. Alderson-Broaddus - W, 13-4
3/12 at Georgian Court - W, 11-4
This Week's Games:
3/18 vs. #7 Adelphi - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse went 2-0 last week in a pair of games at Georgian Court.
- Senior Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.) registered seven points on four goals and three assists. He chipped in a goal and two helpers in Saturday's 13-4 in against Alderson-Broaddus and then potted a trio of tallies and handed out an assists in an 11-4 win at Georgian Court on Sunday.
- Senior Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) scored five times and dished an assist for six points. Heckman lit up the scoreboard three times Saturday and found the back of the net two more times Sunday, while also setting up a strike.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Mass.) went 1-0 with a 3.62 GAA and .667 save percentage. Walsh turned aside the only shot he faced over 6:19 of action Saturday as one of four goalkeepers to take a turn in the cage and then stopped seven of 11 shots in a full 60 minutes Sunday.

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 (13-4, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/11 at #27 NYIT - L, 3-6
This Week's Matches:
3/15 at BYU-Hawaii - 7 p.m.
3/17 at Chaminade - 10 a.m. 

Notes:
- Women's tennis was doubled up by 27th-ranked NYIT, the top team in the East Region, on Saturday.
- Junior Lindsay Baum (N. Salem, N.Y.) and sophomore Rachel Wagner (Framingham, Mass.) improved to 15-1 together this year with an 8-1 No. 3 doubles victory versus Rosa LaCorte and Antonella Lopez.
- Baum also rolled to her ninth straight singles victory at No. 6 against LaCorte, while Wagner picked up a No. 5 singles win against Lopez. 

Men's Tennis (6-3, 1-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/11 at NYIT - L, 2-7
This Week's Matches:
3/15 at BYU-Hawaii - 7 p.m.
3/17 at BYU-Hawaii - 7 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis suffered a 7-2 loss to NYIT, the top-ranked team in the East Region, on Saturday.
- Junior Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) was a 6-0, 6-4 winner against Jaime Salvador at No. 3 singles, while freshman Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) earned a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Rares Ispas at No. 5 singles.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Events:
3/17 at Brown Intercollegiate
3/18 at Brown Intercollegiate 

Notes:
- Women's golf was idle last week and returns to action March 17-18 for the Brown Intercollegiate at Foxfire Resort & Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Events:
3/13 at Barton Intercollegiate
3/14 at Barton Intercollegiate 

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.