Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (May 8-14, 2017)
Female Athlete of the Week: Erin Garczynski - Softball - So., C/IF
Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) hit .500 (5-for-10), compiled a .615 on-base percentage with three walks, drove in four runs, scored three times and slugged .800 in a 2-1 week with a home run for a 1.415 OPS. She went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a 10-4 win at Assumption in a first round game Tuesday before going 2-for-3 with a walk, home run, two RBI and run scored in a 5-1 quarterfinal victory over Pace on Thursday.
Male Athlete of the Week: Caleb Potter - Baseball - Jr., OF
Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) put together a slash line of .385/.467/.846/1.313 as he went 5-for-13 with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored in a 4-0 week. Potter hit .500 in the three-game sweep of Merrimack, highlighted by his performance in a 5-4 game one victory Saturday. Potter was 2-for-4 with two home runs and a pair of runs scored as he drove in all five runs to set a career high in the win.
Softball (27-20, 11-13 NE10, 11-9 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
5/2 at Assumption - W, 10-4 (Northeast-10 Championship first round)
5/4 vs. Pace - W, 5-1 (Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal)
5/4 at Merrimack - L, 1-2 (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal)
This Week's Games:
- Softball won its first two games of the Northeast-10 Championship last week before suffering a 2-1 loss to host Merrimack in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday in the semifinal round.
- Sophomore Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) hit .500 (5-for-10), compiled a .615 on-base percentage with three walks, drove in four runs, scored three times and slugged .800 on the week with a home run for a 1.415 OPS. She went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a 10-4 win at Assumption in a first round game Tuesday before going 2-for-3 with a walk, home run, two RBI and run scored in a 5-1 quarterfinal victory over Pace on Thursday.
- Junior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) slashed .364/.462/.727/1.189, as she went 4-for-11 with a home run and five RBI. She finished 3-for-5 with four RBI in the win at Assumption and then hit a solo shot to give the Penmen an early 1-0 lead at Merrimack.
- Senior Nicole Gubellini went 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA as she fanned 10 in 11 innings. Gubellini allowed just one unearned run on four hits, while striking out seven, in a complete-game effort against Pace.
Baseball (39-7, 25-2 NE10, 20-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
5/2 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 3-1
5/5 vs. Merrimack - W, 6-2
5/6 vs. Merrimack - W, 5-4
5/6 vs. Merrimack - W, 17-3
This Week's Games:
5/9 vs. Bentley - 6 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship first round)
If win...5/11-5/12 at NE10 Championship Weekend
- No. 4 baseball went 4-0 last week to wrap up the regular season, the Northeast Division title and the top seed for the upcoming Northeast-10 Championship.
- Junior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) put together a slash line of .385/.467/.846/1.313 as he went 5-for-13 with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored. Potter hit .500 in the three-game sweep of Merrimack, highlighted by his performance in a 5-4 game one victory Saturday. Potter was 2-for-4 with two home runs and a pair of runs scored as he drove in all five runs to set a career high in the win.
- Redshirt-junior Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.) went 5-for-13 as he hit .385. He crushed a pair of home runs to slug .846 and drove in six runs, while scoring four times. Sullivan, who was on base at a .400 clip to total a 1.246 OPS, made 32 plays in the field without committing an error. Sullivan jump-started the Penmen early in a 17-3 win against Merrimack in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday as he went 2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored.
- Junior Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine) defeated Franklin Pierce for the third time this season Tuesday as he also went the distance for the third time against the Ravens, allowing one run on seven hits, while striking out 12 and not walking a batter in a 3-1 victory. Powers limited the Ravens to a .226 batting average as he helped the Penmen notch their first ever three-game, regular-season sweep of Franklin Pierce
Men's Lacrosse (9-6, 6-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
5/2 at #1 Merrimack - L, 10-13 (Northeast-10 Championship first round)
This Week's Games:
- No. 18 men's lacrosse was defeated, 13-10, at second-ranked Merrimack in an NE10 Championship first round tilt Tuesday.
- Junior Corey Cairo (Wading River, N.Y.) scored four goals, with his final one knotting the contest, 6-6, just over three minutes into the third quarter.
- Senior Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.) potted a pair of goals, while classmate Keifer Heckman (Peabody, Mass.) tallied a goal and two helpers.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh racked up 15 saves in the defeat.
Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
5/6 at Northeast-10 Championship - 5th/12
5/7 at Northeast-10 Championship - 7th/12
This Week's Meets:
5/12 at New England Championships - 10 a.m.
5/13 at New England Championships - 10 a.m.
- Women's track & field finished seventh at the Northeast-10 Championship, which took place at Stonehill College on Saturday and Sunday.
- Senior Sahara Brown (Center Barnstead, N.H.) fired the javelin a distance of 44.40 meters (145 feet, 8 inches) to claim her second consecutive Northeast-10 javelin title Saturday.
- Freshman Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) propelled herself a distance of 11.87 meters (38 feet, 11.5 inches) to finish atop the standings in the triple jump, while setting a new personal record in her first NE10 Outdoor Championship.
- Freshman Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) set a new personal best in the 800-meter run, traversed the track in two minutes, 16.80 seconds to finish third overall, which shattered her previous PR of 2:21.10.
Women's Tennis (15-8, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
5/1 vs. Goldey-Beacom - L, 1-5 (NCAA Tournament first round)
This Week's Matches:
- Women's tennis, seeded sixth in the East Region, fell to third-seeded Goldey-Beacom, 5-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday.
- Junior Lindsay Baum (N. Salem, N.Y.) handily defeated Manuela Cornejo, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles for the lone Penmen point.
This Week's Events:
5/8 at NCAA Atlantic/East Regional - 12 p.m.
5/9 at NCAA Atlantic/East Regional - 7:30 a.m.
5/10 at NCAA Atlantic/East Regional - TBA
- 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.
Women's Soccer (10-8-1, 7-6-1 NE10)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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 Lacrosse (7-10, 4-9 NE10)
- Women's lacrosse started the season 7-5, but dropped its last five games to miss out on a Northeast-10 Championship.
- Junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) earned NE10 All-Conference Second Team honors and was joined by sophomore Kristin Wilder, who received a Third Team nod. Freshman Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) garnered All-Rookie Team recognition.
Men's Tennis (16-7, 9-0 NE10)
- Men's tennis captured its second straight Northeast-10 title and went 9-0 in league play to post its second consecutive undeated conference mark.
- The Penmen made their sixth NCAA appearance, winning 10 straight matches before falling to Post, 5-4, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
- Led by Coach of the Year Greg Coache, the team saw five athletes earn All-Conference recognition. Junior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) was chosen as the Player of the Year and earned a spot on the First Team at No. 1 singles. Fernandes was joined on the First Team by fellow juniors Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) and Xavier Aubron (Herouville, France), who garnered the honor at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively. Fellow junior Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) collected a Second Team nod at No. 3 singles, while freshman Adam Courtemanche (Greenville, R.I.) received a vote to the All-Rookie Team. Fernandes and Ricardo Marreiros headlined the doubles awards, as they earned First Team honors at the No. 1 flight, and were joined by Aubron and Miguel Marreiros, who were also bestowed First Team accolades at No. 2 doubles.
- 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.