Week at a Glance: September 16-22

Sinisa Sprecakovic and Lisa Hagel, SNHU Athletes of the Week

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (September 16-22, 2019)

Female Athlete of the Week: Lisa Hagel - Field Hockey - Fr., F
Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) recorded three goals during a 2-0 week for ninth-ranked field hockey, as she scored the 41st-minute game winner Tuesday at Saint Michael's College, before adding two tallies in a 6-1 victory at Pace University on Saturday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Sinisa Sprecakovic - Men's Soccer - Fr., M
Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) scored both Penmen goals during the week, as he put SNHU up, 1-0, in the fourth minute at 17th-ranked Wilmington (Del.) University on Wednesday and in the 13th minute Saturday versus Franklin Pierce University. Men's soccer would, unfortunately, fall, 2-1, in both tilts.

Women's Soccer (4-1-0, 2-1-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
9/18 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 2-0
9/21 at New Haven - W, 5-2
This Week's Games:
9/24 at Franklin Pierce - 7 p.m.
9/28 at Southern Connecticut - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- The Penmen, ranked 22nd in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 2-0 week.
- Sophomore Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway) notched five points on two goals and an assist during the week. Glorud all but sealed a 2-0 win over Saint Michael's on Wednesday with a 76th-minute strike and then started the scoring in the 12th minute, before dishing an assist, in Saturday's 5-2 triumph against New Haven.
- Classmate Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.)  scored a pair of goals, as she potted the game winner in the 36th minute against Saint Michael's and added an 81st-minute exclamation point versus New Haven.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) made six of eight stops, as she turned aside the only threat she faced against Saint Michael's and then recorded five of seven saves versus the Chargers.

Men's Soccer (2-2-1, 0-1-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
9/18 at #17 Wilmington (Del.) - L, 1-2
9/21 vs. Franklin Pierce - L, 1-2
This Week's Games:
9/25 at Assumption - 4 p.m.
9/28 at Adelphi - 7 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's soccer suffered an 0-2-0 week to dip to .500 on the young season.
- Freshman Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) scored both Penmen goals during the week, as he put SNHU up, 1-0, in the fourth minute at 17th-ranked Wilmington (Del.) on Wednesday and in the 13th minute Saturday versus Franklin Pierce.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) turned away five of the nine shots he faced. Quinn made four saves against Wilmington and recorded one stop against the Ravens.

Women's Volleyball (5-5, 0-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
9/18 at Saint Anselm - L, 2-3
9/20 vs. Millersville - L, 0-3 (at Orangeburg, N.Y.)
9/20 at Dominican (N.Y.) - W, 3-0
9/22 vs. Roberts Wesleyan - W, 3-0
This Week's Games:
9/26 at Bentley - 7 p.m.

Notes:
- Volleyball went 2-2 last week and is at .500 or better this deep into the season for the first time since 2015.
- Senior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) amassed 37 kills (2.64 k/s), eight service aces (0.57 sa/s) and 35 digs (2.5 d/s) during the week. Bat recorded a double-double of 12 kills (.400 hitting) and 11 digs in a 3-0 loss to Millersville on Friday and then matched the 12 kills (.400 hitting) to go with eight digs in Sunday's 3-0 victory over Roberts Wesleyan.
- Freshman Juliana Pacini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) tallied 26 kills (1.86 k/s), four service aces (0.29 sa/s) and 25 digs (1.79 d/s). Pacini's top performance came in Friday's 3-0 win at Dominican (N.Y.) where she posted nine kills (.400 hitting) and eight digs.
- Senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) racked up 71 assists (5.07 a/s), four service aces (0.29 sa/s), 29 digs (2.07 d/s) and five blocks (0.36 b/s). Coffey posted four kills (.308 hitting), 20 assists, 16 digs and two blocks in a five-set loss at Saint Anselm on Wednesday, before dishing 26 assists to go with seven digs against Millersville.
- Freshman Angela Crosetti (Puebla, Mexico) registered 51 digs (3.64 d/s), 12 assists (0.93 a/s) and four service aces (0.29 sa/s), as she collected 13 digs in each match, except for the win at Dominican (N.Y.) in which she recorded 12. 

Field Hockey (5-1, 3-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
9/17 at Saint Michael's - W, 2-0
9/21 at Pace - W, 6-1
This Week's Games:
9/25 vs. Stonehill - 6 p.m.
9/28 at Adelphi - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Field hockey, ranked No. 9 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II Poll, went 2-0 last week, outscoring its opponents, 8-1.
- Freshman Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) recorded three goals during the week, as she scored the 41st-minute game winner Tuesday at Saint Michael's, before adding two tallies in a 6-1 victory at Pace on Saturday.
- Junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) registered two goals and an assist. Servais assisted on an insurance goal against Saint Michael's and then scored twice, including the 11th-minute game winner, at Pace.
- Senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) tallied a goal and an assist - both coming in the victory at Pace.
- Senior Alison Hildreth (Hampton, N.H.) anchored a Southern New Hampshire defense that surrendered just one goal and nine shots on cage during the week. Hildreth and the Penmen held Saint Michael's to three shots on goal, including zero over the second and third quarters, during the shutout. The Penmen closed out the week by shutting out the Setters over the final 55:47 of action, and limited Pace to three shots on goal in the second half.
- Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped nine of the 10 shots she faced, as she turned away all three shots in the shutout of Saint Michael's, before thwarting six of seven bids against the Setters over the first three quarters. Junior Kate Pigsley (East Kingston, N.H.) did not see a shot in the final frame.

Women's Tennis (2-1, 2-1 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
9/17 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 7-0
9/21 vs. American Int'l - W, 6-1
9/22 vs. Adelphi - L, 2-5
This Week's Matches:
9/17 vs. Saint Anselm - 3 p.m.
9/21 vs. American Int'l - 3 p.m.
9/22 vs. Adelphi - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's tennis went 2-1 to officially open up the dual-match portion of its schedule.
- Fresh off a march to the finals of the ITA East Regional Championship singles bracket, freshman Magdalena Hubickova (Prague, Czech Republic) opened the dual-match season by going 5-1, including a perfect 3-0 at No. 1 singles. Hubickova blanked Saint Anselm's Kaitlin Hughes, 6-0, 6-0, Tuesday, then made quick work of American International's Meri Jimeno, 6-1, 6-1, Saturday, before toppling Adelphi's Barbie Quagliardi on Sunday, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Hubickova also teamed with sophomore Alexxa Etienne (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)  at No. 1 doubles to double-up Hughes and Emily Jacy, 6-3, and blank Jimeno and Mikaela Johnson, 6-0. The lone loss was to Quagliardi and Nicole Keilan, 6-7 (3-10).

Men's Tennis (0-0, 0-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
9/29 at Post - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis was idle last week and is back in action Sunday at 1 p.m. when it takes on Post.

Cross Country

Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Races:
Idle

Notes:
- The Penmen were idle last week and return to action Oct. 5 at the Paul Short Invitational.

Women's Golf

Last Week's Results:
9/22 at Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational - 3rd/8
This Week's Matches:
9/23 at Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational

Notes:
- The Penmen are third after the opening round of the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational on Sunday at Keene Country Club.
- Sophomore Hannah May (Phoenix, Ariz.) shot a 77 and is tied for fourth, just four strokes back of the leader.

Men's Golf

Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
9/23 at Penmen Fall Invitational
9/24 at Penmen Fall Invitational

Notes:
- The Penmen were idle last week and return to the links Sept. 23-24 when they host the Penmen Fall Invitational at Canterbury (N.H.) Woods Country Club.