Week at a Glance: April 30-May 6

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 30-May 6, 2018)

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Elder - Track & Field - Jr.
Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) took part in the prestigious Penn Relays, registering an official distance of 44.23 meters (145 feet, one inch) in the discus to finish No. 11 overall and second in NCAA Division II, in addition to a heave of 12.94 meters (42 feet, 5.25 inches) that was good enough to slot in at No. 27 overall and third in Division II. Elder also led the Penmen to a seventh-place finish at the Skyhawk Invitational on Saturday, as sher turned in an NCAA Division II National Championship provisional qualifying performance in the shot put for the second consecutive meet, captured the discus and was the top DII competitor in each of the three events she competed in. Elder was second in the shot put with a heave of 13.86 meters (45 feet, 5.75 inches), which also qualified her for the New England Outdoor Championships and is a new personal best. Elder hurled the discus 42.88 meters (140 feet, 8 inches) to win the event and qualify for the New England Championships, before closing out her 23-point day in the hammer throw, where she whirled the weight 46.61 meters (152 feet, 11 inches) to finish first amongst NCAA Division II student-athletes and earn five points.

Male Athlete of the Week: Caleb Potter - Baseball - Sr., OF
Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) went 10-for-19 (.526) with four walks, two home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored, while posting a slash line of .625/.947/1.572, during a 4-1 week for the Penmen. Potter was 3-for-5 with two extra-base hits, including a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 12-4 win over Franklin Pierce on Tuesday. He was then 5-for-7 in a doubleheader split with Merrimack on Saturday, including a 12-6 victory in game two in which he was 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, five RBI and two runs scored.

Softball (36-11, 19-8 NE10, 14-7 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/24 at Franklin Pierce - W, 2-1
4/27 at Assumption - W, 9-0 (5 inn.)
4/28 at Assumption - L, 5-6
4/28 at Assumption - W, 1-0 
This Week's Games:

5/3 vs. New Haven/Le Moyne - 2:30 p.m. (NE10 Championship quarterfinal)
IF WIN...
5/4 vs. Adelphi - 2:30 p.m. (NE10 Championship semifinal)
IF WIN...
5/5 vs. TBA - 12 p.m. (NE10 Championship final)

Notes:
- Softball went 3-1 last week to clinch the No. 2 seed in the NE10 Northeast Division and first round bye in the NE10 Championship.
- Junior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) batted .364 last week, as she was 4-for-11 with a pair of home runs and four RBI, while slashing .500/.909/1.409. Lavallee had a hit in each game during the week, including in a 9-0, five-inning win against Assumption in game one Saturday when she was 1-for-2 with a walk, three RBI and a run scored, as well as her 36th career home run that set the program's all-time record. Lavellee allowed three earned runs and struck out 10 over nine-and-a-third innings in her two starts in the circle, including one run - unearned - on seven hits, over five-and-a-third-innings, striking out six and walking two, in Tuesday's 2-1 win at Franklin Pierce.
- Freshman Shay Sauvageau (Griswold, Conn.) slashed .357/.400/.714/1.114, going 5-for-14 with four extra-base hits, four RBI and three runs scored. Sauvageau was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored in the victory over Assumption on Friday, and then went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, RBI and run scored in a 6-5 loss to the Greyhounds in game one Saturday.
- Sophomore Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 2-0 in the circle, as she hurled a pair of complete games and did not allow a run over 12 innings, striking out nine and walking three. Barone twirled a three-hit, five-inning shutout against Assumption on Friday and then blanked the Greyhounds again Saturday in a 1-0 win in game two, as she fired a four-hit shutout, fanning nine and walking just one.
- Freshman Ali Atherton (Milford, Mass.) was 1-1 with a 1.91 ERA in a pair of relief appearances, including a scoreless inning-and-two-thirds to earn the win at Franklin Pierce.

Baseball (29-13, 15-6 NE10, 14-3 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/24 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 12-4
4/26 at Saint Michael's - Cancelled
4/27 vs. Merrimack - W, 2-1
4/28 at Merrimack - L, 2-3
4/28 at Merrimack - W, 12-6
4/29 at Merrimack - W, 14-8
This Week's Games:
5/1 vs. Saint Michael's - 4 p.m. (FOX College Sports)
5/1 vs. Saint Michael's - 7 p.m.
5/4 vs. Assumption - 3 p.m.
5/4 vs. Assumption - 6 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball went 4-1 last week and has now won 17 of its last 20, including 10 of 11, to reduce its magic number to two in order to clinch the NE10 Northeast Division.
- Senior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) went 10-for-19 (.526) with four walks, two home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored, while posting a slash line of .625/.947/1.572. Potter was 3-for-5 with two extra-base hits, including a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 12-4 win over Franklin Pierce on Tuesday. He was then 5-for-7 in a doubleheader split with Merrimack on Saturday, including a 12-6 victory in game two in which he was 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, five RBI and two runs scored.
- Fellow senior Kyle Pangallo (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) slashed .429/.455./.571/1.026, as he went 9-for-21 with three extra-base hits, five RBI and three runs scored. Pangallo went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a run scored against Franklin Pierce, before going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's 2-1 win against Merrimack. Pangallo went 2-for-5 in the final two games against the Warriors, driving in a pair of runs in Saturday's game two triumph and then scoring a run in Sunday's 14-8 win.
- Junior Endy Morales (Holyoke, Mass.) was flat-out dominant in Friday night's 2-1 win against Merrimack, as the right-hander allowed one run - unearned - on two hits, while striking out 11 and walking just one, over seven-and-a-third innings. Morales limited the Warriors to an .080 batting average.
- Sophomore Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) earned the victory in Friday's victory, coming out of the bullpen with the bases loaded and one out to induce an inning-ending double play to keep the game tied.

Women's Lacrosse (4-13, 3-10 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/25 vs. American Int'l - W, 21-14
4/28 at #19 Bentley - L, 10-21
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 1-1 last week to close its season.
- Junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) registered 13 points on 11 goals and two assists. Wilder scored seven times and dished a pair of helpers for nine points in a 21-14 victory over American Int'l on Wednesday and then scored four goals in a 21-10 loss at 19th-ranked Bentley on Saturday.
- Fellow junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) tallied 12 points during the week with five goals and seven assists. Felt collected seven points (4g, 3a) against AIC and added five (2g, 3a) more at Bentley.
- Senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) notched 10 points on seven goals and three assists in the final week for her collegiate career. She potted four goals, dished two assists and captured seven draw controls against the Yellow Jackets and then found the back of the net three times and set up another goal, while grabbing six draw controls, versus the Falcons.
- Sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) had the best week of her career, as she stopped 28 of the 60 shots she faced over 105:03 in the cage. She made 12 saves in the victory over AIC and then stopped 16 of 34 over the opening 45:03 at Bentley. Junior Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) turned aside three of six shots over the final 14:57.

Men's Lacrosse (5-9, 3-8 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/28 vs. Le Moyne - L, 10-16
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse dropped a 16-10 decision at eighth-ranked Le Moyne in its season finale Saturday.
- Senior Zach Tanner (Woburn, Mass.) recorded a team-best four points on two goals and two assists.
- Fellow senior Corey Cairo (Shoreham, N.Y.)  scored three goals.
- Senior Mark Beirne (Hooksett, N.H.) was the other multiple-point scorer for the Penmen with a pair of helpers.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Jacob Dionne (Windham, Mass.) made eight saves over the opening 30 minutes, with senior Michael Brawley (Tewksbury, Mass.) stopping four of six shots in the second half.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/26 at Penn Relays - DNS
4/27 at Penn Relays - DNS
4/28 at Penn Relays - DNS
4/28 at Stonehill Invitational - 7th/13
This Week's Meets:
5/4 at Northeast-10 Championships
5/4 at Northeast-10 Championships

Notes:
- Women's track & field had a select number of individuals compete at the prestigious Penn Relays on Thursday-Saturday.
- Junior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) registered an official distance of 44.23 meters (145 feet, one inch) in the discus to finish No. 11 overall and second in NCAA Division II, in addition to a heave of 12.94 meters (42 feet, 5.25 inches) that was good enough to slot in at No. 27 overall and third in Division II.
- Senior Ashlee Carper (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) finished fifth in the heptathlon after compiling 3314 points. 
- Sophomore Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) finished No. 32 overall in the triple jump, in a field that consisted of primarily NCAA Division I student-athletes. Murphy propelled herself a distance of 11.07 meters (36 feet, 4 inches) to post the third-best performance of any NCAA Division II competitor.
- The SNHU 4x200-meter relay team, which consisted of junior Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.), freshman Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.), Murphy and junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) totaled a time of 1:46.60 to finish No. 36 overall in the event.
- The Penmen 4x400-meter squad of Blais, Lorenzen, Decker and Murphy clocked in at 4:05.75, which put them 59th overall.
- The Penmen also took part in the Skyhawk Invitational on Saturday, where it finished seventh.
- Elder turned in an NCAA Division II National Championship provisional qualifying performance in the shot put for the second consecutive meet, captured the discus and was the top DII competitor in each of the three events she competed in. Elder was second in the shot put with a heave of 13.86 meters (45 feet, 5.75 inches), which also qualified her for the New England Outdoor Championships and is a new personal best. Elder hurled the discus 42.88 meters (140 feet, 8 inches) to win the event and qualify for the New England Championships, before closing out her 23-point day in the hammer throw, where she whirled the weight 46.61 meters (152 feet, 11 inches) to finish first amongst NCAA Division II student-athletes and earn five points.

Men's Tennis (15-6, 9-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
4/30 vs. Merrimack - 10 a.m.
IF WIN...
5/1 vs. Concordia (N.Y.) - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis was idle last week and takes on Merrimack in the opening round of the NCAA East Regional on Monday (10 a.m.) at the Meyers Tennis Center in Bronxville, N.Y.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf finished was idle last week, but earned its fifth straight NCAA Atlantic/East Regional nod Friday as the East's top seed, and will compete May 7-9 at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W.Va.

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-10finish 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-10standings 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-10postseason, 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-10Rookie 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-10Championship 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.

Women's Basketball (17-12, 12-9 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Notes:
- Women's basketball posted its highest overall win total (17) and conference win total (12) since the 2011-12 season and earned its first NE10 Championship berth with the Northeast Division's No. 4 seed since that same campaign.
- The team, which won 11 of 13 from Nov. 15-Jan. 6, hosted its first postseason game ever Feb. 23 and won that NE10 first round contest against Saint Rose, 75-62, for its first NE10 Championship win since 2011. The Penmen then fell just short of its first-ever semifinal berth with a 75-64 loss at Southern Connecticut two days later.
- The Penmen posted a 73-68 win at third-ranked Bentley on Dec. 6 and then captured lightning in a bottle a second time, recording a 66-55 home win against the Falcons on Feb. 7 when they were ranked seventh, to earn the first regular-season sweep of Bentley in program history.
- Junior Kylie Lorenzen(Holliston, Mass.), who scored her 1,000th career point Jan. 3 versus Pace, was named a Northeast-10All-Conference First Team selection after starting all 29 games and averaging 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 47.5 percent (182-383) from the field and 82.5 percent (132-160) from the stripe.

Men's Basketball (15-12, 11-10 NE10)
Notes:
- Men's basketball began the season 9-0, falling just one game shy of matching the program's best start since the 1989-90 campaign.
- The team would win three of its last five, including the last two games of the season, to earn a NE10 Championship berth as the Northeast Division's No. 5 seed. The Penmen suffered a heartbreaking, 76-74 loss at the buzzer against Southern Connecticut to exit in the first round for the first time since 2008.
- Legendary head coach Stan Spirou announced his retirement after the season, bringing to an end a 33-year career that saw him post 640 wins, eight conference championships, five Elite Eight berths and a pair of Final Four appearances.
- Senior Chris Walters(Stamford, Conn.) was an NE10 All-Conference First Team pick for the second straight season. He started all 27 games and averaged 23.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 49.3 percent (198-402) from the field, 44.1 percent (52-118) from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent (191-223) from the stripe. His 191 free throws made are the most in single season in program history, while his 639 total points rank fourth and his scoring average places fifth.
- Junior Daquaise Andrews(Queens, N.Y.), who netted his 1,000th career point at Stonehill on Feb. 3, was a Third Team honoree after starting all 27 contests and recording 17.9 points per game on 47.6 percent (182-82) shooting, in addition to tallying 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.

Men's Ice Hockey (12-9-3, 6-7-2 NE10)
Notes:
- Men's ice hockey won 12 games and captured the No. 4 seed to earn its first NE10 Championship berth in two seasons. The Penmen traveled across town to top-seeded Saint Anselm and dropped a 3-1 decision in the semifinals to the eventual champions.
- The team went 7-1-1 over a nine-game stretch from Nov. 17-Jan. 16 and then won four-in-a-row from Feb. 2-10.
- Senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) garnered Northeast-10All-Conference First Team recognition, registering career highs in both goals (20) and points (28).
- Fellow senior Matt McLelland (Reading, Mass.) was a Second Team choice, anchoring the defensive unit and collecting a career-best 14 points on a goal and 13 helpers. Freshmen Zack Ciampa (Revere, Mass.; 1-7-8), Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.; 4-6-10) and Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.; 1-11-12) were tabbed to the All-Rookie Team.

Women's Tennis (11-6, 9-3 NE10)
Notes:
- Women's tennis reached the semifinal round of the NE10 Championship for the 11th straight season, but extended its finals drought to five seasons.
- Six individuals were honored with NE10 All-Conference accolades, including junior Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) and freshman Casey Burns (Westbrook, Conn.), who earned Second Team honors and No. 1 and No 4 singles, respectively. Junior Rachel Wagner (Framingham, Mass.) and senior Lindsay Baum (N. Salem, N.Y.) were Third Team selections at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
- At doubles, Sala and classmate Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) were First Team selections at No. 1, with Burns and Kaitlyn Poje (E. Stroudsburg, Pa.) making the Third Team at No. 2.

Women's Golf
Notes:
- Women's golf turned in its best finish of the season at the Penmen Labor Day Classic on Sept. 3-4 when it finished third. The team was also fifth at the Northeast-10 Championship on Sept. 24-25.
- Freshman Makyla Lewellen (Zainesville, Ohio) averaged a team-best 86.5 strokes per round, with junior Kaitlyn Lutinski (Derry, N.H.) a close second at 89.6.