Week at a Glance: April 15-21

SNHU Athletes of the Week Kristin Wilder and Chris Valentine.

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 15-21, 2019)

Female Athlete of the Week: Kristin Wilder - Women's Lacrosse - Sr., A
Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) erupted for 14 points on 13 goals and an assist during a 1-1 week for women's lacrosse, in addition to scooping up five ground balls and winning five draw controls. Wilder posted a season-high nine points in Wednesday's 23-16 win at Saint Michael's, as she racked up eight goals and collected an assist. Wilder then scored five times in a 19-9 loss to 19th-ranked Pace on Saturday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Chris Valentine - Men's Lacrosse - Fr., A
Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) registered a career-high six points on three goals and three assists in an 18-2 victory for men's lacrosse in its lone game of the week at American Int'l on Saturday.

Baseball (28-10, 14-5 NE10, 9-3 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/16 at Franklin Pierce - W, 3-1 (11 inn.)
4/18 vs. Bentley - L, 2-5
4/19 vs. Bentley - L, 3-4 (FOX College Sports)
4/20 vs. Bentley - PPD
This Week's Games:
4/23 vs. Bentley - 3:30 p.m.
4/24 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/27 at Assumption - 12 p.m.
4/27 at Assumption - 3 p.m.
4/28 at Assumption - 12 p.m.

- Baseball, ranked fourth in the NCBWA Division II Poll, went 1-2 last week.
- Graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) tossed nine stellar innings, allowing one run on seven hits, while striking out nine and walking three, in Tuesday's 3-1 win in 11 innings at Franklin Pierce.
- Sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) picked up the win against the Ravens, punching out one in a perfect 10th. Redshirt-junior Brendan Welch (Easton, Mass.) recorded his first save, as he fanned two in a 1-2-3 11th.
- Sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored against Franklin Pierce.
- Fellow sophomore Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) was 3-for-3 with a walk and knocked in a pair of runs in Friday's 4-3 loss to Bentley. Redshirt-sophomore Marcus Chavez (Queens, N.Y.) finished 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in that game.

Softball (33-9, 17-4 NE10, 11-4 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/17 at Saint Anselm - L, 1-2
4/17 at Saint Anselm - L, 3-4
4/20 vs. Stonehill - L, 3-5
4/20 vs. Stonehill - W, 5-0
This Week's Games:
4/22 vs. Stonehill - 1:30 p.m.
4/22 vs. Saint Michael's - 3 p.m.
4/23 vs. Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
4/26 at Merrimack - 3 p.m.
4/27 at Merrimack - 12 p.m.
4/27 at Merrimack - 2 p.m.

- Softball, ranked 13th in the NFCA Division II Poll, went 1-3 last week.
- Sophomore Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.) went 1-0 with 0.75 ERA last week, allowing just one earned run in 12 innings. She tossed her seventh shutout of the season in a 3-0 game-two win over Stonehill last Thursday.
- Junior Jordan Wade (East Taunton, Mass.) went 6-for-12 on the week with two doubles and three RBI. She had hits in all four games to extend her hitting streak to five, matching her career best. Wade has now driven in a run in each of the last three games.  

Men's Lacrosse (4-9, 3-7 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/20 at American Int'l - W, 18-2
This Week's Games:
4/23 vs. Le Moyne - 3 p.m.

- Men's lacrosse went 1-0 last week with an 18-2 victory at American Int'l. The two goals allowed was the fewest by the Penmen since the 2005 season when they defeated AIC on April 23 by the same 18-2 score, before knocking off Franklin Pierce, 16-2, the next day.
- Freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) registered a career-high six points on three goals and three assists.
- Redshirt-freshman Landon Goguen (Mattapoisett, Mass.) tallied five points with a hat trick and two helpers.
- Freshman Tristan Pietz (Dudley, Mass.) also collected five points on two goals and a trio of assists.
- Senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) added a hat trick in the triumph.
- Redshirt-sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) earned the win after stopping all four shots he faced in the opening quarter. Freshman Alex Sturgess (Derry, N.H.) turned aside the lone shot he faced in the second, before senior Jacob Dionne (Windham, Maine) made four saves in the third. Redshirt-Freshman Andrew Desmond (Mastic, N.Y.) thwarted three of the five shots that came his win in the final frame.

Women's Lacrosse (6-9, 3-8 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/17 at Saint Michael's - W, 23-16
4/20 vs. #19 Pace - L, 9-19
This Week's Games:
4/24 at American Int'l - 6 p.m.
4/27 vs. Bentley - 1 p.m.

- Women's lacrosse went 1-1 last week to keep its NE10 postseason hopes alive.
- Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) erupted for 14 points on 13 goals and an assist, in addition to scooping up five ground balls and winning five draw controls. Wilder posted a season-high nine points in Wednesday's 23-16 win at Saint Michael's, as she racked up eight goals and collected an assist. Wilder then scored five times in a 19-9 loss to 19th-ranked Pace on Saturday.
- Freshman Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.)  recorded nine points on six goals and three assists, as well as 13 draw controls. Long tallied up eight points on five goals and three helpers, in addition to winning nine draw controls, against Saint Michael's, while adding a goal and four draw controls versus Pace.
- Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) made 12 saves on 34 shots in 69:26 of action during the week. She turned aside eight of 24 shots in the win over the Purple Knights, before stopping four of the 10 shots that came her way over the opening 9:26 against Pace. Senior Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) thwarted 11 of 24 bids in the final 50:34.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/19 - at Larry Ellis Invitational - PPD
4/20 - at Larry Ellis Invitational - NTS
4/20 - at George Davis Invitational - NTS
This Week's Meets:
4/27 - at Skyhawk Invitational

- Women's track & field competed at both the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton and the George Davis Invitational at UMass Lowell on Saturday.
- At Princeton, junior Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) ran a personal best and set a new SNHU program record in the 400-meter hurdles. Her time of 1:06.94 eclipsed the mark she had set two weeks ago at the Penmen Spring Invitational. She finished in 18th place against the mostly-Division I field. Murphy also ran a 15.40 in the 100m hurdles, good for a 14th-place finish.
- Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) competed in the 800m, finishing in 2:17.46. It was the fastest 800 run by an SNHU athlete this season. She finished 14th of 25 runners.
- At UMass Lowell, senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won two events, the discus (40.11m) and the hammer throw (42.04m). She also finished second in the shot put (13.98m).
- Fellow senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) was the top SNHU runner in the 100m (12.69) and the 200m (25.59). She won the long jump with a 5.38m.

Men's Tennis (13-3, 8-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/17 at Assumption - W, 7-0 
4/20 at Merrimack - PPD
This Week's Matches:
TBA at Merrimack - TBA

- Men's tennis, ranked 49th in the ITA Division II Poll and No. 4 in the ITA East Region Rankings, went 1-0 last week to run its win streak to 10.
- Freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) won both of his matches in a 7-0 blanking of Assumption on Wednesday. Vacalares was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 2 singles against Reb Mariano, and also teamed with graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) to blank Michael Butkus and Jacob Lawrence, 6-0, at No. 3 doubles.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
4/15 at Penmen Spring Invitational - Cancelled
4/16 at Penmen Spring Invitational - 3rd/7
This Week's Matches:

- Women's golf wrapped up its season Tuesday by finishing third at the rain-shortened Penmen Spring Invitational at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H.
- Freshman Hannah May (Phoenix, Ariz.) shot an 80 and ended up in a three-way tie for third – seven strokes off the pace.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
4/19 at Penmen Spring Invitational - T-2nd/11
4/20 at Penmen Spring Invitational - Cancelled
This Week's Matches:

- Men's golf tied for second at the Penmen Spring Invitational on Friday, finishing just one shot back of the winner before Saturday's round was washed away.
- Senior Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) fired a 2-under 70 to finish in a five-way tie at the top of the leaderboard.


Men's Soccer (13-4-2, 8-3-2 NE10)

- Men's soccer won 13 matches for the second straight season, earning the No. 3 seed for the Northeast-10 Championship.
- The team hosted an NE10 quarterfinal match against Franklin Pierce and then posted a 3-0 victory - its first in the NE10 postseason since 2015. It then fell, 1-0, at Adelphi in the semifinal round.
- The Penmen were the first team out when the NCAA Selection Committee announced its field for the East Regional.
- Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) was chosen as a United Soccer Coaches All-America Third Team and D2CCA All-America Second Team selection, feted with All-East Region First Team nods from both organizations and named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year after tallying 19 goals and two assists for 40 points in just 14 matches. Despite missing four contests, Satrustegui led the league in goals, tied for first in points and notched the most game-winning tallies. Nationally, the three-time NE10 Player of the Week ranked fifth in goals and eighth in points. He was joined on the All-Conference First Team by sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) and graduate student Collyns Laokandi (Paris, France).
- Senior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) and sophomore Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) earned spots on the Second Team, with sophomores Nadjib Chibout (Lyon, France) and Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany) garnering Third Team spots. Redshirt-sophomore Andre Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) received an All-Rookie Team nod.
- Marriott (Second Team), Laokandi (Second Team) and Hernandez (Third Team) joined Satrustegui on the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Team, while Marriott (First Team) and Laokandi (Second Team) were both featured on the D2CCA All-East Region squad.
- Junior Chaney Nash-Gibney (So. Burlington, Vt.) was named a Google Cloud Academic All-American after earning a spot on the All-District First Team.

Women's Soccer (14-4-2, 10-2-2 NE10)

- Women's soccer tallied up 14 victories, including 10 in Northeast-10 play, as it earned the No. 2 seed for the NE10 Championship for the second straight season.
- After pulling out a 2-1 overtime victory against Southern Connecticut in the quarterfinals, the Penmen were upset by sixth-seeded Assumption, 2-0, in the semifinals.
- The team earned its fifth NCAA Tournament berth with the No. 4 seed in the East Region, but fell to fifth-seeded LIU Post on penalty kicks, 4-3, following 110 minutes of scoreless soccer.
- Senior Samantha Sparda (Scarborough, Maine) was selected to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All-Region Second Team after anchoring a back line that led the league with a 0.90 goals-against average and 20 goals allowed (amongst teams that played at least 17 matches). She was also chosen as a Second Teamer on the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Team, where she was joined by classmate Ariana Silvia (Brockton, Mass.) and graduate student Sydney Crema (Litchfield, N.H.), who both garnered Third Team nods.
- Sparda was also named to the NE10 All-Conference First Team and was joined by Silvia.
- Crema, senior Danielle Humphreys (Hebron, Conn.) and freshman Sydney Carney (Northborough, Mass.) all garnered Second Team accolades, while freshmen Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway) and Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario), junior Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.), and sophomore Lydia Kinsman (Granville, Mass.) each received Third Team honors. 
- Carney, Glorud and Rose also received All-Rookie nods.

Women's Volleyball (10-13, 8-6 NE10)

- Volleyball for the second straight season enjoyed a second-half surge, winning nine of 14 to end the regular season and nab the No. 5 seed for the Northeast-10 Championship, as it earned a postseason bert for the first time in three seasons.
- The team went on the road to fourth-seeded Southern Connecticut and suffered a 3-0 loss, dropping the first and third sets, 25-23, in a close battle.
- Junior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) captured NE10 All-Conference Third Team honors, as she recorded 251 kills (3.14 k/s) on .202 hitting, while tallying 23 service aces (0.29 sa/s), 278 digs (3.35 d/s) and 43 blocks (0.54 b/s).

Field Hockey (10-9, 8-5 NE10)

- Field hockey set a new program record with 10 wins and finished above .500 for the first time in program history.
- The team earned its first Northeast-10 postseason berth ever as the No. 5 seed for the NE10 Championship and traveled across town to fourth-seeded Saint Anselm, where it suffered a 4-2 loss.
- Redshirt-junior Cassidy Huckins (Loudon, N.H.) became the program's first All-American with a 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Division II All-America Second Team selection, after starting all 19 games and leading the Penmen in goals with 13 and total points with 30. 
- Huckins and junior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) were also the first Penmen in program history to garner NE10 All-Conference First Team honors. van der Doorn started all 19 contests and scored six goals, while dishing five assists, to rank third on the team in points.
- Senior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.) and freshman Faye Turkmen (Bergen, The Netherlands) were named to the Second and Third Team, respectively, with Turkmen also receiving an All-Rookie Team nod.

Cross Country

- The men's cross country team turned in its most successful season to date, qualifying for the NCAA Division II National Championship for the first time. After winning the Shacklette Invitational and the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invite to open the season, the Penmen claimed fourth place at the Northeast-10 Championship and then submitted a second fourth-place showing at the NCAA Division II East Regional, which helped it earn an at-large bid to nationals, which were held at the Bob O'Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh, Pa. The team finished 34th.
- Sophomore Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.) led the Penmen in four of their seven races, with classmate Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) doing so in two, including at the NCAA National Championship, where he ran in 36:28.8. Hewitson, freshman Ethan Matthews (Ayer, Mass.) and junior Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas) were named USTFCCCA All-Region for their performances at the East Regional, while Jocelyn was an NE10 All-Conference Second Team selection, with Matthews and Moreno both garnering Third Team nods.
- The youthful women's squad finished sixth at the Northeast-10 Championship before closing the year with a 14th-place showing at the NCAA Division II East Regional.
- Junior Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) was the top Penmen finisher in all four meets she competed in, including at NE10s when she crossed the finish line in 22:09.72, which was a personal best and the third fastest 6K in program history. Couto earned USTFCCCA All-Region and NE10 First Team honors for the second straight year.

Women's Basketball (17-12, 11-10 NE10)

- Women's basketball finished 17-12 for the second straight season and also earned its second consecutive Northeast-10 Championship berth as the Northeast Division's No. 5 seed. The Penmen saw their season come to end in the first round, however, with a loss at American Int'l, the Southwest's No. 4 seed.
- The team began the season 6-0 and also put together a four-game winning streak that spanned January and February.
- Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) capped her stellar career with her second straight selections to the WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, D2CCA All-East Region Second Team and Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team, she averaged 18.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals per contest, while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor and 82.6 percent from the stripe. Lorenzen became the program's all-time leading scorer in a Feb. 16 win versus Merrimack and then its all-time leading rebounder Feb. 26 against Assumption College. She wrapped up her career first all-time in the program's record book in scoring (1,798), rebounding (932), field goals made (654), free throws made (462) and free throws attempted (575), as well as third in games played (113) and 10th in steals (173).
- Lorenzen also shined in the classroom, as she garnered her second consecutive CoSIDA Academic All-District honor.

Men's Basketball (12-14, 8-13 NE10)

- Despite beginning the season 3-0 and winning four straight games in December and January, men's basketball missed the NE10 postseason after tying for fifth in the Northeast Division, but losing the tiebreaker.
- The squad dropped nine of its last 12, including four straight, as it made its playoff push.
- Senior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) captured the first D2CCA All-East Region Second Team and NE10 All-Conference First Team nods of his career, following a season in which he averaged 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per contest, while shooting 41.9 percent from the floor and 70.6 percent from the stripe. He reached 20 points on 16 occasions and 30 points five times, as he ranked third in the league in scoring.

Men's Ice Hockey (14-9-4, 7-5-3 NE10)

- Men's ice hockey captured its second Northeast-10 title and first since 2014, knocking the monkey off its back with a 4-3 win at crosstown-rival Saint Anselm. The second-seeded Penmen scored a late goal in the semifinals to slip past third-seeded Saint Michael's at home before taking down the tournament's top seed.
- Junior goalie Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) earned NE10 Championship Most Outstanding Player, while joining freshman Joe Fiorino (Willow Grove, Pa.) and senior Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia) on the All-Championship Team.
- Head coach Sean Walsh was honored as the NE10 Coach of the Year in just his second season with the Penmen. Gutting was also named the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year, in addition to be selected as an All-Conference First Teamer, following a season in which he went 11-5-4 with a 2.17 GAA and .935 save percentage. Senior Brett Shawn (Wareham, Mass.) also earned a First Team nod with nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points. Fiorino and Jake Cox (Columbus, Ga.) also received All-Rookie accolades.
- The 14 victories were also the most for the program since it won 17 games during the 2013-14 season.

Women's Tennis (9-9, 6-5 NE10)

- Women's tennis endured a tough season, health-wise, as it never played a match with its entire lineup intact. The result was the team missing the NE10 postseason for the first time since 2004 and snapping a run of 11 straight seasons it advanced to the semifinals.
- Freshman Alexxa Etienne (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) earned Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year honors, as she went 15-7, including 9-2 in league play. She also made the NE10 All-Conference First Team at No. 3 singles and received an All-Rookie Team nod.
- Seniors Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) and Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) received First Team recognition at No. 1 doubles for the second straight year after producing a 17-5 mark, including 10-1 in league play. Individually, Morais was a Third Team selection at No. 2 singles, where she went 16-7 on the season, including 8-3 in NE10 action.