Week at a Glance: April 10-16

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 10-16, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Elder - Women's Track & Field - So.
Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) captured the discus event with a meet record and personal best throw of 42.38 meters (139 feet) to help lead the Penmen to a fourth-place finish at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday. Elder rounded out her day with another two points, as she finished seventh overall in the shot put with a heave of 11.48 meters (37 feet, 8 inches). Elder also finished in the top-10 of the hammer throw with a hurl of 39.18 meters (128 feet, six inches).

Male Athlete of the Week: Mitchell Powers - Baseball - Jr., P
Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine), who earned NE10 Co-Pitcher of the Week honors earlier Monday, was stellar in two outings during a 4-1 week for the Penmen. Powers did not allow a run over 12 innings as he gave up six hits, while striking out 16 and walking just two. Powers, who went 1-0, held opponents to a .146 batting average. Powers fired a complete-game, five-hit shutout at Franklin Pierce as he punched out eight and walked two. Powers then relinquished just one hit in three scoreless relief frames as he fanned eight and did not walk a batter, while keeping the game tied in extra innings, which allowed the Penmen to eventually score a 7-6 win against New Haven in 15 innings in game one of a Sunday doubleheader.

Softball (13-11, 1-5 NE10, 1-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/5 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 9-1 (6 inn.)
4/5 vs. Saint Michael's - L, 3-5
4/7 at American Int'l - L, 0-3 (8 inn.)
4/7 at American Int'l - L, 0-6 (8 inn.)
4/8 vs. LIU Post - L, 2-3 (8 inn.)
4/8 vs. LIU Post - W, 7-4

This Week's Games:
4/10 vs. Post - 2 p.m.
4/10 vs. Post - 4 p.m.
4/11 vs. Saint Michael's - 5 p.m.
4/13 at Saint Anselm - 3:30 p.m.
4/13 at Saint Anselm - 5:30 p.m.
4/14 vs. Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
4/15 vs. Stonehill - 12 p.m.
4/15 vs. Stonehill - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball went 2-4 last week as all six contests were forced to be moved away from the SNHU Softball Field due to unplayable field conditions.
- Freshman Jordan Wade (E. Taunton, Mass.) batted .300 as she was 3-for-10 with three walks, two RBI and two runs scored. Wade was on-base at a .462 clip and slugged .400.
- Sophomore Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) went 5-for-17 (.294) with a walk, two RBI asnd three runs scored.
- Senior Nicole Gubellini (Salem, N.H.) was 1-0 with a 1.83 ERA in two appearances. Over seven-and-two-thirds innings, she struck out 11 and walked just two, while allowing eight hits.
- Junior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) went 0-1 with a 2.74 ERA in three outings, as she fanned 19 and walked just a pair over 15-and-a-third innings. Opponents hit just .179 off her.

Baseball (21-6, 9-2 NE10, 4-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/4 at Franklin Pierce - W, 1-0
4/8 at So. Connecticut - W, 9-6
4/8 at So. Connecticut - W, 3-1
4/9 vs. New Haven - W, 7-6  (15 inn.)
4/9 vs. New Haven - L, 3-7 (10 inn.)

This Week's Games:
4/12 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/13 vs. Bridgeport - 3 p.m.
4/15 at Stonehill - 12 p.m.
4/15 at Stonehill - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- No. 7 baseball went 4-1 last week, highlighted by a 1-0 victory at in-state rival Franklin Pierce on Tuesday. SNHU also played a pair of extra-inning affairs in a doubleheader split with New Haven on Sunday.
- The two games featured 25 total innings that lasted eight hours and four minutes, saw 13 pitching changes and 831 pitches thrown. Game one was the longest contest, inning-wise, the Penmen have been involved with since falling at Lynn, 2-1, in 15 innings March 3, 2014. The four-hour, 27-minute affair was also the longest game at Penmen Field in nearly 10 years since SNHU defeated Stonehill, 2-1, in an 18-inning marathon April 19, 2007.
- Junior Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine), who earned NE10 Co-Pitcher of the Week honors earlier Monday, was stellar in two outings as he did not allow a run over 12 innings and gave up six hits, while striking out 16 and walking just two. Powers, who went 1-0, held opponents to a .146 batting average. Powers fired a complete-game, five-hit shutout at Franklin Pierce as he punched out eight and walked two. Powers then relinquished just one hit in three scoreless relief frames as he fanned eight and did not walk a batter, while keeping the game tied in extra innings, which allowed the Penmen to eventually score a 7-6 win against New Haven in 15 innings in game one of a Sunday doubleheader.
- Graduate student Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) went 6-for-20 with seven walks, three RBI and five runs scored. Goldstein, who also went 2-for-2 stealing bases, delivered a slash line of .300/.481/.350/.831. Goldstein was 3-for-6 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored in a 7-6 win against New Haven in a 15-inning game one affair Sunday. Goldstein drove in the tying run in the ninth inning and then plated the winning run in the 15th.
- Senior Derek Bauer (Millis, Mass.) went 6-for-21 with two walks, a home run, seven RBI and two runs scored. Bauer hit .286, was on-base at a .400 clip and slugged .429. Bauer was 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored in a 9-6 win against Southern Connecticut in game one Saturday.

Women's Lacrosse (6-5, 3-4 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/4 at Saint Michael's - W, 16-5
4/8 at Franklin Pierce - L, 14-15

This Week's Games:
4/12 vs. Assumption - 7 p.m.
4/15 vs. Bentley - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse split a pair of contests last week as it climbed out of a 6-0 hole to grab a three-goal lead against Franklin Pierce on Saturday, but could not hold the lead.
- Sophomore Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) notched 13 points on seven goals and six assists, while also tallying seven ground balls, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers. Bedell scored three times and dished four assists, while scooping up five ground balls, winning three draw controls and causing a pair of turnovers, in a 16-5 win against Saint Michael's on Tuesday. Bedell found the back of the net four times and handed out a pair of helpers in a 15-14 loss at Franklin Pierce on Saturday.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) stopped 10 of the 20 shots she faced over 73:22. Kennedy went 1-0 with an 8.18 GAA and .500 save percentage as she stopped seven of the 10 shots that came her way in 50:15 of a 16-5 win against Saint Michael's on Tuesday an then made three saves in 23:07 of a 15-14 loss at Franklin Pierce on Saturday. Sophomore Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made one save in the final 9:45 against Saint Michael's and then turned aside five shots in 36:53 of the loss to Franklin Pierce.

Men's Lacrosse (6-3, 4-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/5 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 14-9
4/8 vs. #8 Pace - L,  8-11

This Week's Games:
4/11 at American Int'l - 7 p.m.
4/15 vs. Franklin Pierce - 3:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- No. 16 men's lacrosse had its four-game winning streak snapped as it split a pair of contests last week.
- Junior Corey Cairo (Wading River, N.Y.) notched 10 points on eight goals and a pair of assists. Cairo scored twice and dished an assist in a 14-9 win against Saint Michael's on Wednesday and then erupted for six goals and an assist for seven points in an 11-8 loss to eighth-ranked Pace.
- Senior Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) tallied nine points on seven goals and two assists. He led the way against Saint Michael's with six goals and a helper for seven points before adding a goal and an assist against Pace.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Mass.) turned away 23 of the 43 shots he faced during the week for a .535 save percentage and a 10.08 GAA. Walsh stopped 10 of the 19 bids he saw in the win against Saint Michael's and then gobbled up 13 of 24 shots against Pace in 58:45 of action.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/8 at AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational - 4th/18
This Week's Meets:
4/15 at Silfen Invitational - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's track & field tied finished fourth at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday as the Penmen won three events and set 10 personal records.
- Sophomore Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) captured the discus event with a meet record and personal best throw of 42.38 meters (139 feet). Elder rounded out her day with another two points, as she finished seventh overall in the shot put with a heave of 11.48 meters (37 feet, 8 inches). Elder also finished in the top-10 of the hammer throw with a hurl of 39.18 meters (128 feet, six inches).
- Senior Sahara Brown (Center Barnstead, N.H.) fired the javelin 41.67 meters (136 feet, 8 inches) to finish first in that event.
- Freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.)
personally accounted for 18 points, with 10 coming in the 100-meter hurdles and eight more in the triple jump. She cruised to the 100 hurdles crown in 15.48 seconds and topped the list of Division II student-athletes in the triple jump and checked in second overall after traveling 10.60 meters (34 feet, 9.5 inches).

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 (12-6, 7-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/5 at Stonehill - W, 8-1
4/8 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 9-0
4/9 at Adelphi, W, 6-3

This Week's Matches:
4/12 at Merrimack - 3 p.m.
4/14 vs. Bentley - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis has now won six straight an extended its NE10 winning streak to 17 straight after a 3-0 week.
- Junior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went a perfect 6-0, including 3-0 at No. singles and 3-0 at No. 1 doubles. Fernandes scored a 6-4, 6-1 win against Stonehill's Thomas Bellio and then teamed with junior Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) for a 9-7 triumph over Bellio and Nikolay Lisichenok in doubles play as the Penmen posted an 8-1 win Wednesday. In a 9-0 win against Saint Michael's on Saturday, Fernandes made quick work of Ben Lambert, 6-2, 6-2, and took down Forrest Owen and Dan Foley, 8-3, with Marreiros in doubles. Fernandes then won a huge match against Matteo Cannavera, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 and recorded another 8-3 win with Marreiros against Cannavera and Uladzislau Litvinchuk, as the Penmen doubled up the Panthers, 6-3, Sunday.

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:
4/10 at The Trojan
4/11 at The Trojan

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.