Week at a Glance: March 27-April 2

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (March 27-April 2, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Kristin Wilder - Women's Lacrosse - So., A
Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) racked up 12 points on 11 goals and an assist in a 1-2 week for the Penmen. Wilder started out the week by scoring six goals, including the 100th of her career, in an 18-9 victory at Saint Anselm on Tuesday. She then posted a goal and a helper in a 14-7 loss to 15th-ranked NYIT on Thursday and capped the week with four scores in a 17-6 loss at third-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Daniel Trainor - Men's Lacrose - Sr., A
Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.), who was named the NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday, tallied four points on two goals, including what ended up being the game winner, and two assists in Saturday's 10-9 triumph over top-ranked Le Moyne. The win was the first ever for the program against the No. 1 team in the country and its first victory against the Dolphins in 18 tries as the Penmen snapped reigning national champions' 26-game winning streak.

Softball (11-7, 0-2 NE10, 0-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/25 at Adelphi - L, 0-1
3/25 at Adelphi - L, 3-4 (10 inn.)
3/26 at Pace - Cancelled
3/26 at Pace - Cancelled
This Week's Games:
3/28 vs. Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
4/1 at Bentley - 12 p.m.
4/1 at Bentley - 2 p.m.
4/2 at Bentley - 12 p.m. 

Notes:
- No. 21 Softball lost a pair of one-run games on walk-offs at Adelphi on Saturday.
Freshman Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) allowed one run on three hits, while striking out three and walking four, over six-plus innings in a 1-0 loss in game one.
- Senior 
Nicole Gubellini (Salem, N.H.) worked four-and-a-third innings of game two, giving up a run on five hits, fanning four and walking three, while leaving with a 3-1 lead.
- Freshman Hannah Neverett (Nashua, N.H.; walk, RBI) and junior Katie Horiuchi (Livingston, N.J.; walk, run) were each 1-for-4 in game two, while freshman Erin Tyrell (Milford, N.H.; RBI) and sophomore Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.; run) both went 1-for-5.

Baseball (15-5, 3-1 NE10, 1-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/25 vs. Saint Rose - W, 2-1
3/25 vs. Saint Rose - W, 6-1
3/26 vs. Stonehill - L, 2-3
3/26 vs. Stonehill - W, 7-2 
This Week's Games:
3/21 at Saint Anselm - PPD
3/23 at Saint Anselm - PPD
3/25 at Saint Rose - 12 p.m.
3/25 at Saint Rose - 3 p.m.
3/26 at Le Moyne - 12 p.m.
3/26 at Le Moyne - 3 p.m. 

Notes:
- No. 7 baseball put together its second straight 3-1 week as it opened NE10 play.
- Redshirt-sophomore John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) went 6-for-8 with three walks, a pair of extra-base hits, three RBI and three runs scored during a 3-1 week for the Penmen. Stanton, who posted a ridiculous slash line of .750/.857/1.125/1.982, reached base safely in 12 of his 14 plate appearances during the weekend. Stanton was 3-for-3 with a run scored in a 3-2 loss to Stonehill in game one Sunday and then again went 3-for-3 with two walks, a run and an RBI as he finished a home run shy of the cycle in a 7-2 game-two victory. He was chosen as the NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday.
- Junior Ivon Clough (Dublin, N.H.) earned the win as he allowed just one unearned run on four hits, while striking out four and walking four, in six-and-two-thirds innings of a 2-1 victory against Saint Rose in game one of Saturday's doubleheader. The Golden Knights hit just .182 off of Clough.

Women's Lacrosse (4-3, 1-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/21 at Saint Anselm - W, 18-9
3/23 at #15 NYIT - L, 7-14
3/25 at #3 Le Moyne - L, 6-17
This Week's Games:
3/29 vs. Merrimack - 4 p.m.
4/1 vs. Adelphi - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 1-2 last week, with both losses coming against nationally-ranked opponents.
- Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) racked up 12 points on 11 goals and an assist. Wilder started out the week by scoring six goals, including the 100th of her career, in an 18-9 victory at Saint Anselm on Tuesday. She then posted a goal and a helper in a 14-7 loss to 15th-ranked NYIT on Thursday and capped the week with four scores in a 17-6 loss at third-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) racked up 40 saves as she posted a 13.33 GAA and .500 save percentage over 180 minutes. Kennedy turned aside 12 of the 21 shots she faced in the win at Saint Anselm. She then made 11 saves in the loss to NYIT and piled up a season-high 17 saves at Le Moyne.

Men's Lacrosse (3-2, 1-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/25 vs. #1 Le Moyne - W, 10-9
This Week's Games:
3/28 at Bentley - 7 p.m.
4/1 at Saint Rose - 1 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse knocked off top-ranked Le Moyne, 10-9, Saturday for its first win ever against the No. 1 team in the country and its first victory against the Dolphins in 18 tries. SNHU handed the reigning national champions their first loss in 26 games, as the Dolphins had been unbeaten since the 2015 NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse National Championship game.
- Senior Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.), who was named the NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday, tallied four points on two goals, including what ended up being the game winner, and two assists. Junior Chris West (Albany, N.Y.) notched three points with a goal and a pair of helpers, while senior Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) potted two goals.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Mass.) racked up 16 saves, including one just before the final horn to preserve the victory.

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 (14-6, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/20 at #5 Hawaii Pacific - L, 0-7
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis closed out its Hawaii trip with a 7-0 loss at fifth-ranked Hawaii Pacific on Monday.
- Junior Lindsay Baum (N. Salem, N.Y.) and sophomore Rachel Wagner (Framingham, Mass.) defeated Leticia dos Santos and Monica Greene, 6-3, in the third doubles spot, but Division I scoring was used, which awards one point for doubles play.

Men's Tennis (7-6, 2-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/20 at #1 Hawaii Pacific - L, 0-7
3/26 vs. Le Moyne - W, 5-4
This Week's Matches:
3/29 at Franklin Pierce - 2:30 p.m.
4/1 at Assumption - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis split a pair of matches last week as it closed its Hawaii trip with a 7-0 loss to top-ranked Hawaii Pacific on Monday and resumed NE10 play by pulling out a 5-4 victory against Le Moyne on Wednesday.
- Junior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 2-2 last week, including 1-1 in both singles and doubles play. Fernandes suffered a 6-4, 6-1 loss at No. 1 singles to the 34th-ranked player in the country, Torben Otto, in the loss at Hawaii Pacific. He also was handed a 6-0 No. 3 doubles defeat with freshman Adam Courtemanche (Greenville, R.I.) as they were beaten by Gerard A Rodriguez and Jakub Hadrava. Fernandes bounced back in a big way in the win against Le Moyne. He dispatched Philip Blythe, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1 singles and also teamed with junior Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) for an 8-3 No. 1 doubles triumph against Blythe and Hallam Doney.
- Junior Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) rallied for a three-set victory at No. 3 singles to clinch the win as he defeated Hallam Doney, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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

Notes:
- Women's golf was idle last week and returns to the links April 21-22 at the Saint Rose Women's Spring Invitational at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland, N.Y.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf was idle last week and returns to action April 10-11 at the Trojan - Mount Olive Spring Invitational at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.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.

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 Basketball (21-9, 15-6 NE10)

Notes:
- Men's basketball captured its second NE10 Northeast Division Regular-Season Championship in the last three years, earning the No. 1 seed and home court through the NE10 Championship. The Penmen earned a spot in the finals for the third time in five seasons, but fell to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm.
- The Penmen earned their 20th NCAA Tournament berth in program history, including their third straight and fourth in the last five seasons, claiming the No. 2 seed in the East Regional. SNHU suffered a 109-98 loss to Southern Connecticut in the opening round.
- The program notched its 24th 20-win season, including the third straight.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) garnered Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Third Team honors, D2CCA East Region and Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, and First Team spots on the NABC East All-District, D2CCA East All-Region and NE10 All-Conference Teams, as well as a spot in the 2017 Reese's/NABC Division II College All-Star Game.
- Junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) received NABC East All-District and D2CCA East All-Region Second Team accolades, as well as an NE10 All-Conference First Team nod.

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.