Week at a Glance: December 4-10

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (December 4-10, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Elder - Women's Track & Field - Jr.
Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won a pair of events at the season-opening Smith Winter Classic on Saturday, setting new personal bests in both. Elder finished first in the shot put (12.80 meters - 42 feet) with a mark that outdistanced her next clostest competitor by .79 meters (2 feet, 7 inches) and qualified her for the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships. Her distance in the weight throw (14.48 meters - 47 feet, 6.25 inches) smashed her old PR by more 1.08 meters (3 feet, 6 inches) and topped the runner-up by nearly a full meter.

Male Athlete of the Week: Dimitri Floras - Men's Basketball - Sr., G
Dimitri Floras (Merrimack, N.H.) registered 21 points, 3.0 steals, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50 percent (14-28) from the field, including 53.8 percent (7-13) from long distance, and 7 of 8 from the stripe, during a 2-0 week for the Penmen. Floras tallied 21 points (7-15 FG, 4-8 3-FG, 3-4 FT), four steals and three rebounds in an 86-85 come-from-behind victory at Saint Anselm on Wednesday and then led the way with 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in Saturday's 76-75 triumph over Assumption.

Women's Basketball (5-3, 4-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
11/29 at Saint Anselm - L, 60-63
12/2 vs. Assumption - W, 53-40
This Week's Games:
12/6 at Bentley - 5:30 p.m.
12/9 vs. Stonehill - 1:30 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's basketball had its first four-game winning streak in two years snapped, but salvaged a split of the week, as it has now won five of six.
- Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 60 percent (18-30) from the floor, including 33.3 percent (1-3) from deep, and 8 of 9 from the line. Lorenzen recorded 27 points (12-18 FG, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals in Wednesday's 63-60 loss at Saint Anselm, before posting 18 points (6-12 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 5-5 FT), nine boards and two helpers in a 53-40 win versus Assumption on Saturday.
- Junior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.)  registered 12 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and three steals in the win over the Greyhounds.

Men's Basketball (8-0, 5-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
11/29 at Saint Anselm - W, 86-85
12/2 vs. Assumption - W, 76-65
This Week's Games:
12/6 at Bentley - 7:30 p.m.
12/9 vs. Stonehill - 3:30 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's basketball again went 2-0 last week to improve to 8-0 for the first time since 2003-04.
- Senior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) posted 22.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 50 percent (14-28) from the field, including 37.5 percent (3-8) from beyond the arc, and 14 of 22 from the line. Walters recorded 26 points (9-16 FG, 3-6 3-FG, 5-10 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in Wednesday's 86-85 win at Saint Anselm and then added 19 points (5-12 FG, 9-12 FT), including 12 in the second half, and four boards in a 76-65 victory against Assumption on Saturday.
- Fellow senior Dimitri Floras (Merrimack, N.H.) registered 21 points, 3.0 steals, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50 percent (14-28) from the field, including 53.8 percent (7-13) from long distance, and 7 of 8 from the stripe. Floras tallied 21 points (7-15 FG, 4-8 3-FG, 3-4 FT), four steals and three rebounds in the come-from-behind victory at Saint Anselm and then led the way with 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals versus Assumption.

Men's Ice Hockey (3-3-1, 2-2-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
12/5 at Franklin Pierce - 7:30 p.m.
12/8 at Saint Michael's - 7:05 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey was idle last week and returns to action Tuesday (7:05 p.m.) at Franklin Pierce.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
12/2 at Smith Winter Classic
This Week's Meets:
12/9 at Plymouth State Invitational

Notes:
- Women's track & field opened the season at the non-scoring Smith Winter Classic on Saturday.
- Junior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won a pair of events, setting new personal bests in both. Elder finished first in the shot put (12.80 meters - 42 feet) with a mark that outdistanced her next clostest competitor by .79 meters (2 feet, 7 inches) and qualified her for the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships. Her distance in the weight throw (14.48 meters - 47 feet, 6.25 inches) smashed her old PR by more 1.08 meters (3 feet, 6 inches) and topped the runner-up by nearly a full meter.
- Sophomore Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) also claimed two event wins, using a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles (9.34), in addition to winning the triple jump (11.14 meters - 36 feet, 6.75 inches).

Women's Tennis (11-4, 9-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis is off until the spring.

Men's Tennis (3-0, 2-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis is off until the sping.

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

Notes:
- Women's golf is off until the spring.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's golf is off until the spring.

COMPLETED SEASONS

Women's Soccer (15-3-5, 9-1-4 NE10)
Notes:
- Women's soccer, which was ranked as high as No. 18 in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll during the season, put together a historic season, winning the sixth most number of matches in program history.
- The Penmen earned the highest Northeast-10 finish ever with the No. 2 seed and went on to capture their second NE10 crown and first since 2012.
- The team garnered the program's fourth berth into NCAA Tournament, where it notched the first NCAA postseason win in program history in the first round.
- Senior Rianna Fasanello (E. Bridgewater, Mass.) was named to the D2CCA East All-Region First Team, with classmate Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.) earning a spot on the Second Team. Fasanello anchored a back line that led the league in GAA (0.62) and goals allowed (15), while scoring her first career goal in a 1-0 win against Assumption on Oct. 17. Luis led the team in both goals (11) and points (27), checking in third in the league in both categories.
-Fasanello was also an NE10 major award winner, being selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, with fourth-year head coach receiving Coach of the Year honors. Fasanello was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Luis, while Senior Abigail Maker (Naples, Maine),  junior Ariana Silvia (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomore Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.) were all Second Team selections. Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.), senior Courtney Benson (Hopkinton, N.H.) and junior Samantha Sparda (Scarborough, Maine) also were tabbed for the Third Team, while freshman Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.) received an All-Rookie Team nod.

Men's Soccer (11-3-3, 8-3-2 NE10)
Notes:
- Men's soccer, which was ranked as high as No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll during the season, finished fourth in the Northeast-10 standings and played to a 0-0 draw against fifth-seeded Le Moyne in the quarterfinal round of the NE10 Championship, before falling on penalty kicks.
- The team missed out on an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, bringing the nation's longest active streak to an end at nine appearances.
- Junior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) was selected to the NE10 All-Conference First Team after a 15-goal, four-assist, 34-point campaign that saw him rank second in the league in goal goals and points, as well as fourth in game-winnign tallies (4). He found the back of the net in 13 of 17 matches, including a season-high five straight from Oct. 7-21. Sophomore Louka Masset (Paris France) was also a First Team selection with six goals for 12 points, in addition to helping anchor a back line that was fourth in the league in GAA (0.95) and goals allowed (17). Masset also had a flair for the dramatic, with five of his six goals coming as either game winners or equalizers in the 70th minute or later.
- Sophomore Romain Daniellou (Brest, France) and freshman Daniel Jones (W. Hartford, Conn.) were tabbed for the Second Team, while freshman Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) earned a spot on the Third Team. Jones and Hernandez also received All-Rookie nods.

Women's Volleyball (11-12, 7-7 NE10)
Notes:
- Volleyball narrowly missed the Northeast-10 postseason, but turned its season around down the stretch, winning seven of its final 10 matches to get to .500 in the league.
- The team posted a 3-1 victory against NE10 runner-up Southern Connecticut on Oct. 28 as part of that span, while narrowly falling at eventual NE10 Champion New Haven, 3-2, on Nov. 4.
- Senior Marisa Coronis (Hudson, N.H.) earned the third NE10 All-Conference selection of her career with a Second Team honor. Coronis set a new single-season program record with 346 kills, while leading the league in kills per set (3.89) and ranking 15th in service aces per set (0.34). She wrapped up er career second all-time in kills (1,166) and matches played (104), as well as seventh in both hitting percentage (.241) and blocks (202).

Field Hockey (8-9, 4-8 NE10)
Notes:
- Field hockey began the season 5-1, including 2-0 in the Northeast-10, before hitting an eight-game slide and then wrapping up the year with three straight wins.
- Five of the losses during the eight-game skid came by just a single goal.
- Freshman Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) was crowned the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year - the first member of the program ever to earn a major award from the league - after posting 19 points on eight goals and three assists.
- Sophomore Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) was named to the NE10 All-Conference Second Team after turning in a 10-goal, four-assist, 24-point campaign.

Cross Country
Notes:
- The women's cross country team twice finished runner-up at meets this season, in addition to placing seventh at the Northeast-10 Championship and ninth out of 25 teams at the NCAA East Regional Championship.
- Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) paced the team all year, capturing first place at both the Vermont Tech Invitational and the Bruce Kirsch Cup. Couto also finished 13th at the NE10 Championship to earn All-Conference Second Team honors, as well as 17th at the NCAA East Regional to claim United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region accolades.
- On the men's side, the team won the Bruce Kirsch Cup, was runner-up at the Vermont Tech Invite, finished third at the NE10 Championship and was fifth of 23 teams at the NCAA East Regional.
- Senior Tyler McLaren (Pepperell, Mass.) turned in a magnificent season, winning both the Vermont Tech Invitational and the Bruce Kirsch Cup, while finishing runner-up at the New England Championship, NE10 Championship and NCAA East Regional. McLaren, who garnered NE10 All-Conference First Team and USTFCCCA All-Region honors, became the second runner in program history to qualify for the NCAA National Championship, where he turned in the highest finish at the meet for a Penmen, placing 43rd out of 249 runners in a time of 32:02.8. McLaren topped the previous SNHU best by 32 spots, while finishing just three spots shy of attaining All-America status.