Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 22-28, 2019)
Female Athlete of the Week: Erin Garczynski - Softball - Sr., C
Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) went 11-for-19 (.579) during a 3-3 week for the Penmen with a homer and four RBI. She collected multiple hits in four of the six games, including in Monday's 6-3 victory against Saint Michael's when she went 2-for-3 a home run and three RBI. On the final day of the regular season, Garczynski tied current assistant coach Ali Maloof for most hits in a career at SNHU with 234.
Male Athlete of the Week: Wesley Tobin - Baseball - Jr., P
Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) recorded a four-hit, complete-game shutout, striking out 11 and walking just two, in Saturday's 3-0 game-one victory over Assumption. Tobin, who retired the first 11 batters he faced and notched five 1-2-3 innings, held the Greyhounds to a .138 average. It was one of three complete-game shutouts on the week for the Penmen, who also received scoreless complete games from graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) and redshirt-junior Endy Morales (Holyoke, Mass.).
Baseball (32-11, 18-6 NE10, 13-4 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/23 vs. Bentley - W, 2-0
4/24 at Saint Michael's - W, 12-3
4/27 at Assumption - W, 3-0
4/27 at Assumption - W, 5-0
4/28 at Assumption - L, 3-5
This Week's Games:
4/30 vs. Franklin Pierce - 6 p.m.
5/3 vs. Merrimack - 6 p.m.
5/4 vs. Merrimack - 3:30 p.m.
5/4 vs. Merrimack - 6:30 p.m.
- Baseball, ranked 15th in the NCBWA Division II Poll, went 4-1 last week.
- Sophomore Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) hit .438 (7-16) with a home run, eight RBI and two runs scored during the week, while walking twice and slashing .500/.625/1.125. Mulcay drove in a career-high five runs Wednesday to lead the offensive attack in a 12-3 victory at Saint Michael's, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run, walk and a run scored. He then finished Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Assumption 3-for-8 with a walk, two RBI and a run, before knocking in another run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Greyhounds.
- Redshirt-sophomore Marcus Chavez (Queens, N.Y.) went 9-for-20 (.450), collecting three extra-base hits, four RBI and five runs scored, while getting on base at a .500 clip and slugging .600 for an 1.100 OPS. Chavez turned in the first of his three multiple-hit efforts at Saint Michael's, going 2-for-3 and scoring three runs. He was then 4-for-9 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in the doubleheader sweep of Assumption, before going 2-for-4 and driving in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning of the eventual loss to the Greyhounds on Sunday.
- Redshirt-senior Kevin Alexy (Newton, Mass.) homered twice in back-to-back games and drove in four runs, finishing the wins over Saint Michael's and game one against Assumption 3-for-8 with two walks.
- Graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) fired a three-hit, complete-game shutout in Tuesday's 2-0 victory against Bentley. Walkinshaw, who limited the Falcons to just a .103 batting average, struck out six and walked two.
- Junior Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) recorded a four-hit, complete-game shutout, striking out 11 and walking just two, in Saturday's 3-0 game-one victory over Assumption. Tobin, who retired the first 11 batters he faced and notched five 1-2-3 innings, held the Greyhounds to a .138 average.
- Redshirt-junior Endy Morales (Holyoke, Mass.) turned in the third complete-game shutout of the week for the Penmen, allowing just four hits, while fanning nine and walking two, in a 5-0 victory against Assumption in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. Morales, who faced the minimum through three innings, confined the Greyhounds to a .133 average.
Softball (36-12, 20-7 NE10, 14-7 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/22 vs. Stonehill - W, 4-1
4/22 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 6-3
4/23 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 1-3
4/26 at Merrimack - W, 2-0
4/27 at Merrimack - L, 1-2 (10 inn.)
4/27 at Merrimack - L, 0-3
This Week's Games:
5/2 vs. TBA - 2:30 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship second round at Saint Anselm)
If win Thursday...
5/3 vs. Adelphi - 2:30 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal at Saint Anselm)
If win Friday...
5/4 vs. TBA - 12 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship final at Saint Anselm)
- Softball, ranked 17th in the NFCA Division II Poll, went 3-3 last week to solidify the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Northeast-10 Championship.
- Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 2-1 with a 0.32. ERA in three starts last week, allowing just one earned run in 21-and-two-thirds innings. She tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout in a 2-0 victory over Merrimack on Thursday, striking out eight and walking one. Barone took a tough loss on Saturday at Merrimack, allowing two unearned runs in a 2-1, 10-inning loss. Barone also went 9-for-17 at the plate last week.
- Senior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) went 11-for-19 (.579) on the week with a homer and four RBI. She collected multiple hits in four of the six games, including in Monday's 6-3 victory against Saint Michael's when she went 2-for-3 a home run and three RBI. On the final day of the regular season, Garczynski tied Ali Maloof for most hits in a career at SNHU with 234.
Men's Lacrosse (4-10, 3-8 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/23 vs. #3 Le Moyne - L, 10-24
This Week's Games:
- Men's lacrosse went 0-1 last week, closing out the season with a 24-10 loss to third-ranked Le Moyne on Tuesday.
- Freshman Tristan Pietz (Dudley, Mass.) tallied four points on a pair of goals and two assists.
- Graduate student Bryan Noyes (Wilmington, Mass.) and senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) each scored a pair of goals in the final game of their respective careers.
- Senior Joseph Mayernik (Pearl River, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist in his final appearance in a Penmen uniform.
- Freshman Jeremy Handman (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) scored twice, while classmate Pat Quinn (Billerica, Mass.) had a two-point day with a goal and a helper.
Women's Lacrosse (7-10, 4-9 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/24 at American Int'l - W, 14-12
4/27 vs. #20 Bentley - L, 14-19
This Week's Games:
- Women's lacrosse went 1-1 last week to wrap up the season.
- Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) registered eight points on seven goals and an assist during the week. Wilder registered a game-high five points in Wednesday's 14-12 win at American Int'l, as she scored four times and handed out an assist, before burying three goals in a 19-14 loss to 20th-ranked Bentley on Saturday.
- Classmate Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) added seven points on six goals and a helper. She tallied two goals and an assist at AIC, before scoring four times against the Falcons.
- Freshman Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.) produced six points on five goals and an assist, while winning 14 draw controls and collecting five ground balls. Long scored twice, won three draws and scooped up a pair of ground balls at American Int'l, before notching three goals and dishing an assists, while capturing 11 draw controls and three ground balls, against Bentley.
- Senior Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) turned aside 18 of the 40 shots she faced over 90 minutes of the week for the Penmen, as she earned both decisions. Olansky stopped 12 of the 24 shots she faced at American Int'l and then made six saves on 16 shots in the opening half against Bentley. Junior Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) turned away six of the 15 shots that came her way in the second stanza against the Falcons.
- Women's track & field finished fifth at the Skyhawk Invitational on Saturday. The Penmen were second among Division II teams behind host Stonehill, with the top three teams coming from the DI ranks.
- Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) set a new personal best and school record, winning the discus throw with a toss of 47.39m. She also won the shot put (14.80m) and finished fourth in the hammer throw to contribute 24 of her team's 60 points at the meet.
- Fellow senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) finished third in the 400m (59.81) and also was part of two scoring relay teams. The 4x100 team of sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.), Lorenzen, senior Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.) and freshman Zeandrea Ward (Hartford, Conn.) ran fourth, while the 4x400 squad of freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.), Ward, Decker and Lorenzen finished third.
- Junior Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) ran a season best 2:17.25 to finish second in the 800m race.
Men's Tennis (14-3, 9-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/25 vs. Merrimack - W, 5-2
This Week's Matches:
5/2 vs. TBA - 2 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal)
If win Thursday...
5/4 vs. TBA - 1 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship final)
- Men's tennis went 1-0 last week, defeating Merrimack, 5-2, Thursday to capture its fourth straight Northeast-10 Regular-Season Championship.
- Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) won both of his matches to help secure the win. Fernandes defeated Denis Davydov, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 1 singles and also teamed with Ricardo Marreiros to double up Alec Mackay Rodriguez and Marshall Wood, 6-3, at No. 3 doubles.
Last Week's Results:
This Week's Matches:
- Men's golf was idle last week, but officially earned an NCAA Regional bid and will compete at the NCAA Atlantic/East Regional on May 9-11 at Totteridge Golf Club in Greensburg, Pa.
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.
- 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.
- Women's golf turned in five top-three finishes during the season - the top mark since the program began in 2014.
- Freshman Hannah May (Phoenix, Ariz.) set a new single-season program record with an average round of 80.5. May placed inside the top five on three occasions and was a top-10 finisher five times.
- Senior Morgan Mitchell (Charlton, Mass.) also wrote a new program record with the first sub-par round in school history, firing a 71 at the opening round of the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic on March 25.