MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern New Hampshire University athletic department was awarded its second straight "Queen City Cup" by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas at City Hall on Tuesday evening after the Penmen defeated Saint Anselm College in the year-long competition encompassing 16 sports contested between the two schools. SNHU earned a 26-10 victory this season after posting a 22-12 win in 2014-15.
Accepting the Queen City Cup were Director of Athletics Anthony Fallacaro, men's basketball head coach Stan Spirou, alum Aleksandar Dobrovic and student-athletes Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) and Paige Salmon (West Hempstead, N.Y.).
"I am pleased that the Penmen were able to once again capture the Queen City Cup in the second year of its existence," Fallacaro said. "The in-city rivalry between the two schools has been taken to a new level with this trophy on the line and we are proud to again have bragging rights in the city of Manchester."
Southern New Hampshire earned points in 13 sports, sweeping season series in volleyball, baseball and softball, while splitting a pair of regular-season meetings in men's and women's basketball before earning a Northeast-10 Championship semifinal victory in men's basketball to come away with three points. The Penmen also took victories in single regular-season meetings in men's and women's tennis, men's and women's soccer and men's lacrosse while finishing ahead of Saint Anselm at Northeast-10 Championships in men's golf and men's and women's cross country.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) of SNHU and Saint Anselm were instrumental in creating the competition prior to the start of the 2014-15 academic year.
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