Week at a Glance: April 3-9

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 3-9, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Elder - Women's Track & Field - So.
Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) turned in top-10 finishes in each of her three throwing events and generated points in both the discus throw and the hammer throw as the Penmen tied for third at the Tufts Snowflake Invitational on Sunday. Elder captured the discus and earned 10 points with a throw of 41.10 meters (134 feet, 10 inches), which was nearly three meters better than her closest competitor, was fifth overall in the hammer throw after a 39.12-meter (128 feet, 4 inches) and turned in a 10.92-meter (35 feet, 10 inches) heave in the shot put to check in at No. 10 and third in Division II.

Male Athlete of the Week: Alex Person - Baseball - Sr., P
Alex Person (Foxboro, Mass.) earned the win in game one of Sunday's doubleheader with Saint Anselm by going the distance in the 2-1 victory. Person allowed just one unearned run on three hits, while striking out seven and walking three, in nine innings of work. Person, who retired the final 16 batters he faced, limited the Hawks to a .100 batting average.

Softball (11-7, 0-2 NE10, 0-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/28 vs. Saint Anselm - PPD
4/1 at Bentley - PPD
4/1 at Bentley - PPD
4/2 at Bentley - PPD 
This Week's Games:
4/5 vs. Saint Michael's - 3 p.m.
4/5 vs. Saint Michael's - 5 p.m.
4/7 at American Int'l - 5 p.m.
4/7 at American Int'l - 7 p.m.
4/8 vs. LIU Post - 12 p.m.
4/8 vs. LIU Post - 2 p.m.
4/9 vs. Post - 12 p.m.
4/9 vs. Post - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball was idle last week after having four games postponed due to weather and will get back at it - barring field conditions following Tuesday's expected rain - April 5 when it plays host to Saint Michael's in doubleheader action.

Baseball (17-5, 5-1 NE10, 3-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/29 vs. Saint Michael's - PPD
4/1 vs. Saint Anselm - PPD
4/1 vs. Saint Anselm - PPD
4/2 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 2-1
4/2 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 5-4 (11 inn.)
This Week's Games:
4/4 vs. Franklin Pierce - 3:30 p.m.
4/8 vs. So. Connecticut - 1 p.m.
4/8 vs. So. Connecticut - 4 p.m.
4/9 vs. New Haven - 12 p.m.
4/9 vs. New Haven - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- After having the first three games of the week postponed due to weather, No. 7 baseball went 2-0 as it swept a neutral-site doubleheader from Saint Anselm late Sunday night into Monday morning.
- Senior Alex Person (Foxboro, Mass.) earned the win in game one by going the distance in the 2-1 victory. Person allowed just one unearned run on three hits, while striking out seven and walking three, in nine innings of work. Person, who retired the final 16 batters he faced, limited the Hawks to a .100 batting average.
- In the second game, SNHU dug out of a 3-0 hole to force extra innings. After falling behind, 4-3, in the top of the 11th, the Penmen walked off with the win in the bottom half as redshirt-sophomore Kevin Alexy (Newton, Mass.) delivered a two-run double.
- Graduate student Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) batted .400 as he went 4-for-10 with a run scored in a 2-0 week for the Penmen. Goldstein, who went 2-for-2 on steal attempts, made seven flawless plays in the field. 

Women's Lacrosse (5-4, 2-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/29 vs. Merrimack - W, 17-14
4/1 vs. #1 Adelphi - L, 6-18
This Week's Games:
4/4 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/8 at Franklin Pierce - 7:30 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse split a pair of contests last week.
- Senior Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) scored six goals during the week as she scored four in a 17-14 victory against Merrimack on Wednesday and found the back of the net twice in an 18-6 loss to No. 1-ranked Adelphi on Saturday.
- Junior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) netted a career-high five goals in the win against Merrimack to led the way, offensively.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) made seven saves in the victory against the Warriors and then stopped nine in 30 minutes of action against the Panthers. Sophomore Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) turned aside five shots in the second half.

Men's Lacrosse (5-2, 3-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/28 at Bentley - W, 12-11
4/1 at Saint Rose - W, 12-8
This Week's Games:
4/5 vs. Saint Michael's - 4 p.m.
4/8 vs. Pace - 12 p.m. 

Notes:
- No. 16 Men's lacrosse has now won three-in-a-row following a 2-0 week.
- Senior Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) led the way, offensively, with five goals and three assists for eight points. Heckman scored twice and dished an assist in Tuesday's 12-11 win at Bentley before finding the back of the net three times and handing out a pair of helpers in a 12-8 victory at Saint Rose on Saturday.
- Senior Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.) notched five points with two goals and three assists as he struck twice and dropped a pair of dimes in the win at Saint Rose.
- Senior Zach Jacobs (Tewksbury, Mass.) and sophomore Joseph Mayernik (Pearl River, N.Y.) both scored twice in each of the games during the week.
Junior goalkeeper Michael Brawley (Tewksbury, Mass.) went 2-0 in net as he stopped 18 of the 32 shots he faced in 84:11 of action for a .563 save percentage. Brawley entered in relief at Bentley and turned aside seven of the 13 shots that came his way in the final 24:11 before racking up 11 saves at Saint Rose. Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Mass.) made five of 10 saves in the opening 35:49 at Bentley.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/2 at Tufts Snowflake Invitational - T-3rd/22
This Week's Meets:
4/8 at AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's track & field tied for third Sunday at the Tufts Snowflake Invitational.
- Sophomore Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) turned in top-10 finishes in each of her three throwing events and generated points in both the discus throw and the hammer throw. Elder captured the discus and earned 10 points with a throw of 41.10 meters (134 feet, 10 inches), which was nearly three meters better than her closest competitor, was fifth overall in the hammer throw after a 39.12-meter (128 feet, 4 inches) and turned in a 10.92-meter (35 feet, 10 inches) heave in the shot put to check in at No. 10 and third in Division II.
- Senior Sahara Brown (Center Barnstead, N.H.) picked up a pair of points in the discus after a 34.97-meter (114 feet, 9 inches) performance slotted her eighth overall and third amongst NCAA Division II competitors. She also took top honors in the javelin throw and earned 10 points after sending the spear 40.76 meters (133 feet, 9 inches). 
- Freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) Murphy cruised to a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.12 seconds to earn six points before duplicating the effort in the long jump. She launched herself a distance of 5.17 meters (16 feet, 11.5 inches) to grab six more points, finish third overall and first in Division II.

Women's Tennis (14-6, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis was idle last week and returns to the courts April 14 (2 p.m.) at Brandeis.

Men's Tennis (9-6, 4-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/29 at Franklin Pierce - W, 9-0
4/2 at Assumption - W, 9-0
This Week's Matches:
4/4 vs. Stonehill - 3 p.m.
4/8 vs. Saint Michael's - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis has now won three straight an extended its NE10 winning streak to 14 straight after a 2-0 week.
- Junior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 4-0 during the week for the Penmen. Fernandes notched No. 1 singles victories against Franklin Pierce's James Bisazza (6-3, 6-3) on Wednesday and Assumption's Chris Waung (6-0, 6-0) on Sunday, as part of a pair of 9-0 triumphs. Fernandes also teamed with junior Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) for two No. 1 doubles wins. They took down Bisazza and Andrew Schadt, 8-2, in the Franklin Pierce win, and defeated Waung and Marco Leung, 9-7, against Assumption.
- Freshman Adam Courtemanche (Greenville, R.I.) also went 4-0. Courtemanche recorded his first singles win against a Division II opponent Wednesday with an 8-3 victory at No. 6 against Franklin Pierce's Trevor Jones. Courtemanche made it two-in-a-row with an 8-5 win against Assumption's Tom Knight at No. 6 on Sunday. Courtemanche also notched a pair of 6-0 wins at No. 3 doubles with junior Jeremy Reichentahl (Cheshire, Conn.) as they beat Franklin Pierce's Dan Longtin and Logan Sherwood, as well as Assumption's Casey Hodor and Knight.

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.