Week at a Glance: May 1-7

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (May 1-7, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Erin Garczynski - Softball - So., C/IF
Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) hit .609 (14-for-23), compiled a .654 on-base percentage, drove in 11 runs, scored five times and slugged .696 during a 5-2 week. She registered five multi-hit outings and played error-free defense in 30 opportunities.

Male Athlete of the Week: Ryan Sullivan - Baseball - R-Jr., 1B
Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.) went 9-for-21 with three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored, slashing .429/.571/.905/1.476 during a 6-0 week for the Penmen. Sullivan, who homered in three straight days, opened the week by going 3-for-4 with a walk, home run two RBI and three runs scored in a 9-3 win against Saint Anselm on Thursday and then went a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 6-2 game-two win against Saint Michael's on Friday. Sullivan, who earned his first NE10 Player of the Week honor earlier Monday, capped the week with a 2-for-4, two-walk, three-RBI, two-runs-scored performance in a 14-4 victory at Assumption on Sunday.

Softball (25-19, 11-13 NE10, 11-9 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/24 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 9-0 (5 inn.)
4/27 vs. Stonehill - W, 6-5 (8 inn.)
4/28 vs. Assumption - W, 4-0
4/28 vs. Assumption - W, 15-0 (5 inn.)
4/29 vs. Assumption - L, 8-9
4/30 at Bentley - L, 0-1
4/30 at Bentley - W, 8-4
This Week's Games:
5/2 at Assumption - 3 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship first round)
if win...5/4 vs. Pace - 12 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal)
if win...5/5 at Merrimack  - 12 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal)
if win...5/6 vs. TBA - 12 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship final)

Notes:
- Softball went 5-2 last week and won its final regular-season game of the year to punch its ticket to the Northeast-10 Championship.
- The Penmen, seeded fourth in the Northeast Division, will travel to the Northeast's third seed, Assumption, for a first round tilt Tuesday, May 2 at 3 p.m.
- Sophomore Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) hit .609 (14-for-23), compiled a .654 on-base percentage, drove in 11 runs, scored five times and slugged .696 on the week. She registered five multi-hit outings and played error-free defense in 30 opportunities.
- Freshman Gabriella Vachon (Newton, Mass.) spun a complete-game, three-hit shutout in a 9-0 win against Franklin Pierce on Monday, striking out five. She also added a perfect inning of relief Saturday against Assumption. At the dish, Vachon finished the week 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and two runs scored.

Baseball (35-7, 21-2 NE10, 16-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/27 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 9-3
4/28 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 6-5
4/28 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 6-2
4/29 at Assumption - W, 12-6
4/29 at Assumption - W, 5-4
4/30 at Assumption - W, 14-4
This Week's Games:
5/2 vs. Franklin Pierce - 6 p.m.
5/5 vs. Merrimack - 6 p.m.
5/6 vs. Merrimack - 3 p.m.
5/6 vs. Merrimack - 6 p.m.

Notes:
- No. 5 baseball went 6-0 last week to solidify its grasp on the top spot in the NE10 Northeast Division. The Penmen can clinch the division's No. 1 seed with two wins in their final four games.
- Redshirt-junior Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.) went 9-for-21 with three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored, slashing .429/.571/.905/1.476. Sullivan, who homered in three straight days, opened the week by going 3-for-4 with a walk, home run two RBI and three runs scored in a 9-3 win against Saint Anselm on Thursday and then went a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 6-2 game-two win against Saint Michael's on Friday. Sullivan, who earned his first NE10 Player of the Week honor earlier Monday, capped the week with a 2-for-4, two-walk, three-RBI, two-runs-scored performance in a 14-4 victory at Assumption on Sunday.
- Junior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) hit .375 with a .375 on-base percentage and .833 slugging percentage for a 1.208 OPS. Potter was 9-for-24 with five extra-base hits, including two home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored. Potter began the week by going 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Saint Anselm. He then went 3-for-8 with a home run, three RBI and a run in Friday's doubleheader sweep of Saint Michael's. Potter was 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a 12-5 victory against Assumption in game one of Saturday's doubleheader.
- Junior Joe DeSarro (Frankfort, N.Y.) backboned a 6-2 win against Saint Michael's in the second game of Friday's doubleheader in his first career start for the Penmen as he allowed just one run - unearned - on four hits, while punching out 10 and walking only two, in seven-and-two-thirds innings.

Women's Lacrosse (7-10, 4-9 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/26 vs. #10 New Haven - L, 10-13
4/29 at Southern Connecticut - L, 16-17
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse lost both of its games last week as it fell short of qualifying for the Northeast-10 Championship.
- Sophomore Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) notched eight points on five goals and three assists, while collecting five ground balls and seven draw controls, and causing a pair of turnovers. Bedell scored twice and dished a pair of assists in Wednesday's 13-10 loss to 10th-ranked New Haven and then tallied three goals, an assists, four ground balls, six draw controls and two caused turnovers in a 17-16 heartbreaking loss at Southern Connecticut on Saturday.
- Freshman Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) scored six goals, scooped up four ground balls and collected six draw controls. Harrington scored twice and raked in three ground balls against New Haven and then potted four goals and grabbed six draw controls at Southern Connecticut.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) stopped 24 of 54 shots in 120:00 minutes of action for a 15.00 GAA and .444 save percentage. Kennedy made 12 saves against the Chargers and then piled up another 12 at Southern Connecticut.

Men's Lacrosse (9-5, 6-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/29 vs. Assumption - L, 14-15 (OT)
This Week's Games:
5/2 at #1 Merrimack - 7 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship first round)

Notes:
- No. 18 men's lacrosse suffered a 15-14 overtime loss against Assumption in its only game of the week Saturday.
- The Penmen finished sixth in the NE10 standings and will take on third-seeded and top-ranked Merrimack on Tuesday in the first round of the NE10 Championship.
- Senior Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) notched seven points on five goals and two assists against the Greyhounds, while junior Corey Cairo (Wading River, N.Y.) scored three times and dished a helper.
- Junior goalkeeper Michael Brawley (Tewksbury, Mass.) turned aside nine shots, including four of seven in the opening half.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/29 at Skyhawk Invitational - 6th/11
This Week's Meets:
5/5 at Northeast-10 Championship - 10 a.m.
5/6 at Northeast-10 Championship - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's track & field finished sixth at the Skyhawks Invitational on Saturday as the Penmen won a pair of events.
- Sophomore Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) captured the discus event by more than three full meters with a heave of 44.04 meters (144 feet, 6 inches). Elder also turned in a personal record in the hammer throw en route to a third-place finish overall and the top Division II mark, as she whirled the weight 44.32 meters (145 feet, 5 inches).
- Senior Sahara Brown (Center Barnstead, N.H.) set a new personal record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships with her javelin throw of 44.76 meters (146 feet, 10 inches), winning the event for her fifth straight meet.mur
- Freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) was second in Division II and No. 12 overall in the 100-meter hurdles, setting a new personal record with a time of 15.38 seconds. Murphy was also second in the triple jump and first in Division II after propelling herself 11.67 meters (38 feet, 3.5 inches). She also led the SNHU contingent in the long jump after a 5.27-meter (17 feet, 3.5 inches) showing, which was the fourth-best finish in Division II and 10th highest overall. 

Women's Tennis (15-7, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
5/1 vs. Goldey-Beacom - 12 p.m. (NCAA Tournament first round)
If win...5/2 at Queens (N.Y.) - TBA (NCAA Tournament second round)

Notes:
- Women's tennis claimed the No. 6 seed in the East Region and will meet Goldey-Beacom on Monday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Men's Tennis (16-7, 9-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/29 vs. Post - L, 4-5 (NCAA Tournament first round)
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis saw its season come to a close with a 5-4 loss to Post in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
Junior Xavier Aubron (Herouville, France) and freshman Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) each won a pair of matches. The two combined for an 8-2 victory over Peter Roessell and Joe Alvord at No. 3 doubles, while Aubron breezed to a 6-0, 6-3 triumph against Samuel Urban at No. 4 singles, with van Biezen notching a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Roessel at No. 5.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf was idle last week and earned the No. 3 seed for the NCAA Atlantic/East that runs May 8-10 at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W.Va.

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.

Women's Golf

Notes:
- Women's golf finished sixth at the Northeast-10 Championship on Sept. 25-26, turning in its top score of the year at 719.
- The team submitted a pair of top-three finishes at five-team tournaments and was also fifth at the nine-team Kutztown Fall Invitational on Oct. 2-3.