Week at a Glance: January 30-February 5

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (January 30-February 5, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Amber Herrington - Women's Track & Field - Jr.
Amber Herrington (Burlington Township, N.J.) set a pair of personal records and helped lead the 4x400-meter relay team to an event title on Saturday at the Tufts Stampede and Multi. The relay squad turned in its fastest time of the season in 4:23, while Herringon posted individual records in the long jump (4.2 meters/15 feet-6 inches) and 200-meter dash (28.37).

Male Athlete of the Week: Devin Gilligan - Men's Basketball - Sr., F
Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) averaged 23.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 54.8 percent (17-31) from the floor, 42.9 percent (6-14) from long distance and 75 percent (6-8) from the line, during a 2-0 week for the Penmen. Gilligan scored 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3-FG, 4-6 FT) and grabbed five rebounds in a 78-73 victory at Le Moyne on Tuesday and then tallied 25 points (10-18 FG, 3-8 3-FG, 2-2 FT), including 15 in the second half, three steals, two rebounds and two assists in a 79-67 come-from-behind win at Pace on Saturday.

Women's Basketball (9-12, 4-10 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/24 at Le Moyne - L, 61-88
1/28 at Pace - W, 63-55
This Week's Games:
2/1 vs. Assumption - 5:30 p.m. (NESNplus/NESN National)
2/4 at Saint Michael's - 1:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Women's basketball snapped its four-game losing skid as it shot a season-best 52.4 percent (11-21) from downtown in a 63-55 win at Pace on Saturday.
- Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) posted 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game during a 1-1 week for the Penmen. Lorenzen registered 14 points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3-FG, 7-10 FT) and four rebounds in an 88-61 loss at Le Moyne on Tuesday and then tallied 13 points (3-8 FG, 7-7 FT), eight boards and a four helpers in the win at Pace.
- Senior Sara Ryan (Quincy, Mass.) tallied 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.0 assists and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 44.4 percent (4-9) from long distance and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. Ryan filled the stat sheet with 11 points (4-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block against the Dolphins and did it again with 13 points, six rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block against the Setters.

Men's Basketball (15-4, 11-4 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/24 at Le Moyne - W, 78-73
1/28 at Pace - W, 79-67
This Week's Games:
2/1 vs. Assumption - 7:30 p.m. (NESNplus/NESN National)
2/4 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's basketball won a pair of games last week and has now won 4 of 5 and 7 of 9.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) averaged 23.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 54.8 percent (17-31) from the floor, 42.9 percent (6-14) from long distance and 75 percent (6-8) from the line, during a 2-0 week for the Penmen. Gilligan scored 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3-FG, 4-6 FT) and grabbed five rebounds in a 78-73 victory at Le Moyne on Tuesday and then tallied 25 points (10-18 FG, 3-8 3-FG, 2-2 FT), including 15 in the second half, three steals, two rebounds and two assists in a 79-67 come-from-behind win at Pace on Saturday.
- Sophomore Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) put together another great week for the Penmen as he registered 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 65 percent (13-20) from the field, 60 percent (3-5) from beyond the arc and 75 percent (6-8) from the stripe. Andrews poured in a career-high 24 points (10-14 FG, 2-3 3-FG, 2-4 FT), corralled nine rebounds, dished four assists, made a pair of steals and blocked a shot at Le Moyne. Andrews then tallied 11 points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 4-4 FT), five boards and three assists at Pace.

Men's Ice Hockey (11-12, 4-5 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
1/25 vs. Stonehill - L, 1-5
1/28 at Assumption - L, 2-4 
This Week's Games:
2/1 vs. Daniel Webster - 7:30 p.m.
2/4 vs. Franklin Pierce - 7:30 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey dropped a pair of NE10 tilts last week against Stonehill and Assumption.
- Sophomore Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia) recorded the only multiple-point week with an assist on Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Stonehill and a goal in a 4-2 defeat at Assumption on Saturday.
- Junior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) stopped 89 of the 96 shots he faced during the week for a .927 save percentage. Slatky made 20 saves in just under 44 minutes of action against Stonehill and then made a program-record 69 stops versus Assumption.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
1/28 at Tufts Stampede - DNS
This Week's Meets:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's track & field did not score, but set 19 personal records at the Tufts Stampede and Multi on Saturday.
- The 4x400-meter relay team of junior Amber Herrington (Burlington Township, N.J.), sophomore Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.), freshman Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) and classmate Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) earned the lone title of the day as the quarter turned in its fastest time of the season in four minutes, 23 seconds.
- Herrington set a pair of personal records in the long jump (4.2 meters/15 feet-6 inches) and 200-meter dash (28.37), while classmate Ashlee Carper (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) also saw two individual marks fall in the long jump (4.49 meters/14 feet-8.75 inches) and shot put (8.25 meters/27 feet-1 inch).
- Freshmen Leah Carfagno (Billerica, Mass.) and Jill Dieterich (Commack, N.Y.) also turned in a pair of personal-best performances. Carfagno's came in the weight throw (7.94/26 feet-7.25 inches) and shot put (8.59 meters/28 feet-2.25 inches), with Dieterich's coming in the 800-meter run (2:30.52) and the mil (5:35.42).
-Murphy netted the highest individual finish of the afternoon by placing second in the triple jump (10.76 meters/35 feet-3.75 inches) and reached a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles (9.48).

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

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

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

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

Women's Tennis (12-3, 10-2 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis returns to action in the spring.

Men's Tennis (5-0, 1-0 NE-10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

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

COMPLETED SEASONS

Women's Soccer (10-8-1, 7-6-1 NE-10)

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 NE-10)

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 NE-10)

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 NE-10)

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.