Week at a Glance: March 20-26

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (March 20-26, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Erin Garczynski - Softball - So., C/IF
Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.), who was selected as the NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday, hit .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored during a 4-2 week for the Penmen. Garczynski compiled a .909 slugging percentage with four extra-base hits during the six-game stretch and recorded six multi-hit performances. She hammered a go-ahead solo shot in extra innings on Monday to lift Southern New Hampshire past Embry-Riddle, 2-1, before driving in all five Penmen runs in a 5-4 triumph over Dominican (N.Y.) Tuesday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Matt Paradis - Men's Golf - So.
Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) finished second overall at the Barton Intercollegiate at the Wilson (N.C.) Country Club with a three-round total of 214 as his two-under was three strokes back of the top spot. Paradis, who fired two-under 70s in the first and third rounds, with a 74 sandwiched in between, led the Penmen to a second-place finish as a team.

Softball (11-5, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/13 at Embry-Riddle - L, 1-2
3/13 at Embry-Riddle - W, 3-2 (8 inn.)
3/14 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) - W, 2-1
3/14 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) - W, 5-4 (8 inn.)
3/15 at Rollins - L, 1-9 (6 inn.)
3/15 at Rollins - W, 13-8
3/18 at New Haven - PPD
3/18 at New Haven - PPD 
This Week's Games:
3/25 at Adelphi - 12 p.m.
3/25 at Adelphi - 2 p.m.
3/26 at Pace - 12 p.m.
3/26 at Pace - 2 p.m. 

- Softball went 4-2 to close out its 10-game Florida trip, winning four of its last five.
- Sophomore Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.), who was selected as the NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday, hit .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored during the week. Garczynski compiled a .909 slugging percentage with four extra-base hits during the six-game stretch and recorded six multi-hit performances. She hammered a go-ahead solo shot in extra innings on Monday to lift Southern New Hampshire past Embry-Riddle, 2-1, before driving in all five Penmen runs in a 5-4 triumph over Dominican (N.Y.) Tuesday.
- Senior Nicole Gubellini (Salem, N.H.) posted a 1-0 mark in the circle for Southern New Hampshire, and generated a 1.24 earned run average in 11.1 innings of work, en route to being named the NE10 Pitcher of the week earlier Monday. She made three appearances for the Penmen and fanned seven, while allowing just a pair of earned runs in wins over Embry-Riddle, Dominican (N.Y.) and Rollins.

Baseball (12-4, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/13 at Palm Beach Atlantic - W, 5-3
3/15 at #7 Nova Southeastern - W, 8-6 (12 inn.)
3/18 vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - L, 0-1
3/18 vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - W, 7-6 
This Week's Games:
3/21 at Saint Anselm - PPD
3/23 at Saint Anselm - PPD
3/25 at Saint Rose - 12 p.m.
3/25 at Saint Rose - 3 p.m.
3/26 at Le Moyne - 12 p.m.
3/26 at Le Moyne - 3 p.m. 

- No. 9 baseball went 3-1 last week as it capped its Florida trip and picked up a pair of games against Saint Thomas Aquinas. Its loss in game one against the Spartans snapped SNHU's seven-game winning streak.
- Junior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) went 8-for-16 with two extra-base hits, four RBI and four runs scored during the week. Potter, who put together a slash line of .500/.444/.625/1.069, went 3-for-6 with a pair of runs scored in an 8-6 win against seventh-ranked Nova Southeastern in 12 innings on Wednesday and then was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored in a 7-6 win in the second game of a doubleheader against Saint Thomas Aquinas on Saturday.
- Junior Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine) tossed nine shutouts innings across two appearances last week, as he allowed just three hits, holding opponents to a .107 batting average, while striking out nine and walking four. Powers fired a pair of perfect innings of relief versus Nova Southeastern, punching out a pair, and then threw seven shutout frames out of the bullpen in a 1-0 loss in game one against Saint Thomas Aquinas. Powers scattered three hits, while striking out seven and walking four.
- Junior Ivon Clough (Dublin, N.H.) went 1-0 with a save and 3.68 ERA, striking out seven and walking two, while allowing nine hits, in seven-and-a-third innings. Clough earned the win in a 5-3 victory at Palm Beach Atlantic on Monday as he allowed three runs on eight hits, while fanning six and walking a pair, over six-and-a-third innings. He then notched a save in the win iagainst Saint Thomas Aquinas as he tossed a scoreless frame.

Women's Lacrosse (3-1, 0-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/13 at Reinhardt - W, 19-3
3/15 at Young Harris - W, 19-11
3/18 vs. Pace - L, 11-19
This Week's Games:
3/21 at Saint Anselm - 7 p.m.
3/23 at NYIT - 4 p.m.
3/25 at Le Moyne - 11 a.m.

- Women's lacrosse went 2-0 last week, putting together a perfect trip to Georgia before falling in its home and NE10 opener.
- Junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) registered 13 points on seven goals and six assists, while tallying eight ground balls and 18 draw controls. Bedell recorded two goals and two assists for four points, while racking up six ground balls and eight draw controls in a 19-3 win at Reinhardt on Monday before adding three goals and two assists for five points, in addition to four draw controls, in a 19-11 victory at Young Harris on Wednesday. Bedell also notched two goals, two assists and six draws in a 19-11 loss to Pace on Saturday.
- Sophomore Kristin Wilder scored 11 goals and dished an assist for 12 points, while scooping up seven ground balls, winning three draw controls and causing five turnovers. Wilder found the back of the net three times and collected three ground balls at Reinhardt before tying a career high with seven goals, in addition to handing out an assist, grabbing three ground balls and forcing a pair of turnovers against Young Harris. Wilder was limited to a goal, while causing two turnovers, versus Pace.

Men's Lacrosse (2-2, 0-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/18 vs. #7 Adelphi - L, 8-9
This Week's Games:
3/25 vs. #1 Le Moyne - 1 p.m.

- Men's lacrosse was edged in its only game last week against seventh-ranked Adelphi.
- The Penmen trailed, 8-5, with less then five minutes to go when they scored three straight, with Sophomore Joseph Mayernik (Pearl River, N.Y.) tying it with 1:40 on the clock. Adelphi scored the eventual game winner just seven seconds later to escape.
- Senior Daniel Trainor (Billerica, Mass.) scored a pair of goals, while classmate Cameron McGuire (Melrose, Mass.) found the back of the net and dished an assist, and junior Devin Calkins (Bow, N.H.) handed out a pair of helpers.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Mass.) turned aside six shots in the setback.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
This Week's Meets:

- Women's track & field was idle last week and returns to action Saturday, April 1 when it opens the outdoor portion of its slate at the Tufts Snowflake Invitational.

Women's Tennis (14-5, 10-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/15 at #2 BYU-Hawaii - L, 0-9
3/17 vs. Chaminade - W, 9-0
This Week's Matches:
3/20 at #5 Hawaii Pacific - 5 p.m.

- Women's tennis split a pair of matches last week as it recorded the first win of its Hawaii trip against Chaminade on Friday.
- Graduate student Abla Chadli (Rabat, Morocco) and sophomores Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain), Kaitlyn Poje (E. Stroudsburg, Pa.) and Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) all did not drop a single game in singles and doubles play, combined, against Chaminade.

Men's Tennis (6-5, 1-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/15 at #26 BYU-Hawaii - L, 1-8
3/17 at #26 BYU-Hawaii - L, 1-8
This Week's Matches:
3/20 at #1 Hawaii Pacific - 5 p.m.
3/26 vs. Le Moyne - 1 p.m.

- Men's tennis suffered a pair of 8-1 losses to No. 26 BYU-Hawaii last week.
- Junior Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) pulled out a 9-8 (7-6) victory against Giullermo Ucelay at No. 2 singles in Wednesday's match, while fellow junior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) claimed a No. 1 singles win Friday as he led, 3-0, when Sterling Galli retired.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
3/17 at Brown Intercollegiate - 12th/12
3/18 at Brown Intercollegiate - 12th/12
This Week's Events:

- Women's golf finished 12th at the Brown Intercollegiate at Country Club of Whispering Pines in Pinehurst, N.C., last week.
- Senior Kerry Twomey (Londonderry, N.H.) totaled the best two-day score for the Penmen wth a 195, while her 96 Friday was the top single-round score for the team.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
3/13 at Barton Intercollegiate - 2nd/11
3/14 at Barton Intercollegiate - 2nd/11
This Week's Events:

- Men's golf placed second at the Barton Intercollegiate at the Wilson (N.C.) Country Club last week.
- Sophomore Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) finished second overall with a three-round total of 214 as his two-under was three strokes back of the top spot.
- Junior Sam Riemer (Canton, Mass.) turned in the top score of the tournament with a 68 in the final round.


Women's Soccer (10-8-1, 7-6-1 NE10)

- 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 NE10)

- 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 NE10)

- 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 NE10)

- 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

- 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.

Women's Basketball (11-17, 6-15 NE10)

- Women's basketball fell short of the NE10 postseason as it finished seventh in the Northeast Division.
- A three-game winning streak from Dec. 14-30 was able to get the Penmen over .500 at 7-6 when the calendar flipped to 2017.
- Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) was a bright spot for the team as she earned NE10 All-Conference Third Team honors.

Men's Basketball (21-9, 15-6 NE10)

- Men's basketball captured its second NE10 Northeast Division Regular-Season Championship in the last three years, earning the No. 1 seed and home court through the NE10 Championship. The Penmen earned a spot in the finals for the third time in five seasons, but fell to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm.
- The Penmen earned their 20th NCAA Tournament berth in program history, including their third straight and fourth in the last five seasons, claiming the No. 2 seed in the East Regional. SNHU suffered a 109-98 loss to Southern Connecticut in the opening round.
- The program notched its 24th 20-win season, including the third straight.
- Senior Devin Gilligan (Amherst, N.H.) garnered Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Third Team honors, D2CCA East Region and Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, and First Team spots on the NABC East All-District, D2CCA East All-Region and NE10 All-Conference Teams, as well as a spot in the 2017 Reese's/NABC Division II College All-Star Game.
- Junior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) received NABC East All-District and D2CCA East All-Region Second Team accolades, as well as an NE10 All-Conference First Team nod.

Men's Ice Hockey (13-14, 4-7 NE10)

- Men's ice hockey narrowly missed the NE10 postseason, despite beginning the season 11-3, including 4-1 in league play.
- The team twice put together winning streaks of four games, including a five-game streak from Nov. 29-Dec. 11 to send them into the holiday break with 11 wins for the first time in program history.
- Graduate student Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.) was named the NE10 Player of the Year for the second time in his career, while freshman Jared Goudreau (Manchester, N.H.) was selected to the All-Rookie Team.