Week at a Glance: February 19-25

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (February 19-25, 2018)

Female Athlete of the Week: Sarah Lavallee - Softball - Sr., P/DP
Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) was spectacular for the Penmen during a season-opening, 6-0 trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.. Lavallee provided the power for the offense, bashing four home runs and driving in nine, while hitting .300 (6-20) and slugging .900 for a 1.233 OPS. Lavallee homered twice and knocked in three runs in Friday's 6-0 blanking of Felician, hit a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-0 shutout of Concord and then crushed a grand slam in a 6-3 doubling-up of Lock Haven later Sunday. Lavallee also shined in the circle, going 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA, 11 punchouts and no walks. Lavallee twirled six shutout innings, striking out three, in the Felician win, and allowed just one earned run over five innings of Saturday's 10-2 victory over Clarion in five innings.

Male Athlete of the Week: Chris Moquin - Men's Ice Hockey - Sr., F
Junior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) notched a double-double of 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during a 1-1 week, to go with 3.5 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 44.8 percent (13-29) from the floor and 83.3 percent (5-6) from the stripe, as the Penmen clinched a Northeast-10 postseason berth. Andrews recorded 14 points and 13 boards against the crosstown-rival Hawks and then tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and six assists in the postseason-clinching win over the Ravens. 

Women's Basketball (16-10, 12-8 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/14 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 54-61 (SNHU Arena)
2/17 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 71-61
This Week's Games:
2/20 at Assumption - 5:30 p.m.
2/23 vs. TBA - TBA (Northeast-10 Championship first round)

Notes:
- Women's basketball went 1-1 last week, as it locked up the NE10 Northeast Division's No. 4 seed and its first ever postseason home game.
- Junior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) tallied 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 41.2 percent (7-17) from the field, 44.4 percent (4-9) from beyond the arc and a perfect 4 of 4 from the line. Camara narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points (3-8 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 61-54 loss to Saint Anselm on Wednesday and then chipped in 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3-FG), seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in Saturday's 71-61 victory against Franklin Pierce.
- Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) scored a game-high 13 points and grabbed six rebounds versus Saint Anselm, before posting nine points (4-9 FG, 1-1 FT) and six rebounds, while matching her career high with five assists.
- Sophomores Jennifer Shelp (Apalachin, N.Y.) and Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) paced the Penmen against the Ravens by each scoring 12 points, with senior Olivia Conrad (Hanover, Mass.) coming up big in 15 minutes off the bench, contributing 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT).

Men's Basketball (14-11, 10-10 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/14 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 59-68 (SNHU Arena)
2/17 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 96-66
This Week's Games:
2/20 at Assumption - 7:30 p.m.
2/23 vs. TBA - TBA (Northeast-10 Championship first round)

Notes:
- Men's basketball split a pair of games last week, as it clinched an NE10 postseason berth.
- Senior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 assists, while shooting 40.6 percent (13-32) from the field, 33.3 percent (3-9) from downtown and 88.2 percent (15-17) from the line. Walters registered 17 points and six rebounds in Wednesday's 68-59 loss to Saint Anselm and bounced back with a game-high 27 points (9-14 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 7-9 FT), nine boards, four blocks and three assists in a 96-66 thumping of Franklin Pierce on Saturday.
- Junior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) notched a double-double of 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during the week, to go with 3.5 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 44.8 percent (13-29) from the floor and 83.3 percent (5-6) from the stripe. Andrews recorded 14 points and 13 boards against the crosstown-rival Hawks and then tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and six assists in the postseason-clinching win over the Ravens.
- Sophomores Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) and Ryogo Sumino (Kanagawa, Japan) both came up with big performances against Franklin Pierce. Joyce scored 19 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 2-4 FT), while Sumino also netted a career-best 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 3-FG) on the strength of a career-high five treys.

Men's Ice Hockey (12-8-3, 6-7-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/16 at Saint Anselm - L, 2-4
2/17 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 1-4
This Week's Games:
2/24 at Saint Anselm - 7:00 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal)

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey went 0-2-0 week and will be the No. 4 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship, where it will have a rematch at top-seeded Saint Anselm.
- Seniors Timothy Baylis (West Haven, Conn.) and Kyle Valliere (Goffstown, N.H.), as well as sophomore DJ Goldstein (Wareham, Mass.), all scorded goals, with freshman Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) notching the only multiple-point performance with a pair of assists.
- Sophomore goaltender Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) made 41 of 45 saves in Friday's 4-2 loss at Saint Anselm, with senior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) turning away 32 of 35 bids Saturday in a 4-1 defeat against the Hawks at the SNHU Arena.

Softball (6-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

2/16 vs. Mercyhurst - W, 7-6 (8 inn.) (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/16 vs. Felician - W, 6-0 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/17 vs. East Stroudsburg - W, 1-0 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/17 vs. Clarion - W, 10-2 (5 inn.) (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/18 vs. Concord - W, 5-0 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/18 vs. Lock Haven - W, 6-3 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Notes:
- Softball opened its season by going a perfect 6-0 down in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- Senior Brittany Perdigao (Stoughton, Mass.) led the way, offensively, hitting .476 (10-21), while knocking in three runs, scoring six times and swiping three bases. Perdigao went 3-for-5 with an RBI and pair of runs scored in a season-opening 7-6 win in eight innings over Mercyhurst on Friday and later was a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI and two more runs scored in Saturday's 10-2 victory over Clarion in five innings.
- Fellow senior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) provided the power, bashing four home runs and driving in nine, while hitting .300 (6-20) and slugging .900 for a 1.233 OPS. Lavallee homered twice and knocked in three runs in Friday's 6-0 blanking of Felician, hit a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-0 shutout of Concord and then crushed a grand slam in a 6-3 doubling-up of Lock Haven later Sunday.
- Lavallee also shined in the circle, going 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA, 11 punchouts and no walks. Lavallee twirled six shutout innings, striking out three, in the Felician win, and allowed just one earned run over five innings of the victory over Clarion.
- Sophomore Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) finished the week 2-0 with a 1.05 ERA and 19 strikeouts. She struck out nine over six innings in the season opener versus Mercyhurst and then spun back-to-back three-hit shutouts, striking out five in a 1-0 win against East Stroudsburg on Saturday and fanning six in the Concord blanking.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
2/17 at Northeast-10 Championship - 11th/12
2/18 at Northeast-10 Championship - 8th/12
This Week's Meets:

Idle

Notes:
- Women's track & field moved up three spots from the opening day of the Northeast-10 Championship to finish eighth, overall, Sunday.
- Sophomore Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.31 seconds and also placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 11.44 meters (37 feet-6.5 inches. Murphy was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that earned a point by completing the vent in 4:12.90.
- Junior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) came in second in the shot put, as she unloaded a throw of 13.46 meters (44 feet-2 inches), which was just .21 meters (8.25 inches) shy of the top spot.

Men's Tennis (4-2, 3-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/16 at Boston College - L, 0-7
2/18 at Le Moyne - W, 6-3
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis went 1-1 last week, as it fell to Division I foe Boston College on Friday before extending its NE10 unbeaten streak to 26 with a 6-3 victory at Le Moyne on Sunday.
- Graduate student Xavier Aubron (Herouville, France) secured a pair of wins to lead the Penmen to a crucial early-spring win over Le Moyne. Aubron teamed with sophomore Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) to salvage doubles with an 8-6 win against Andres Hernandez and Jason Barton at No. 2. Aubron then helped seal the win at No. 4 singles with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Xavier Graells. Aubron also nearly orchestrated SNHU's only triumph of the day in a 7-0 loss at BC as he and van Biezen dropped a 7-6 (5-3) decision at No. 2 doubles against Connor Mullins and Kent Mukai.
- van Biezen also won his singles match versus the Dolphins, downing Hallam Doney, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5.

Baseball (0-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

2/22 vs. Bridgeport - 6 p.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/23 vs. Felician - 1 p.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/24 vs. LIU Post - 9:30 a.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/25 vs. Le Moyne - 9 a.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Notes:
- Baseball opens its season Thursday in the first of four games in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Women's Lacrosse (0-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

2/24 at LIU Post - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse opens its season Saturday at LIU Post.

Men's Lacrosse (0-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

2/24 vs. Georgian Court - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse opens its season and the new Penmen Stadium on Saturday at noon against Georgian Court.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
2/19 at Newberry College Invitational
2/20 at Newberry College Invitational

Notes:
- Men's golf opens the spring portion of its slate Feb. 19 at the Newberry College Invitational at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Women's Tennis (11-4, 9-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

Idle

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

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

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

COMPLETED SEASONS

Women's Soccer (15-3-5, 9-1-4 NE10)
Notes:
- Women's soccer, which was ranked as high as No. 18 in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll during the season, put together a historic season, winning the sixth most number of matches in program history.
- The Penmen earned the highest Northeast-10 finish ever with the No. 2 seed and went on to capture their second NE10 crown and first since 2012.
- The team garnered the program's fourth berth into NCAA Tournament, where it notched the first NCAA postseason win in program history in the first round.
- Senior Rianna Fasanello (E. Bridgewater, Mass.) was named to the D2CCA East All-Region First Team, with classmate Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.) earning a spot on the Second Team. Fasanello anchored a back line that led the league in GAA (0.62) and goals allowed (15), while scoring her first career goal in a 1-0 win against Assumption on Oct. 17. Luis led the team in both goals (11) and points (27), checking in third in the league in both categories.
-Fasanello was also an NE10 major award winner, being selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, with fourth-year head coach receiving Coach of the Year honors. Fasanello was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Luis, while Senior Abigail Maker (Naples, Maine),  junior Ariana Silvia (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomore Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.) were all Second Team selections. Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.), senior Courtney Benson (Hopkinton, N.H.) and junior Samantha Sparda (Scarborough, Maine) also were tabbed for the Third Team, while freshman Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.) received an All-Rookie Team nod.

Men's Soccer (11-3-3, 8-3-2 NE10)
Notes:
- Men's soccer, which was ranked as high as No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll during the season, finished fourth in the Northeast-10 standings and played to a 0-0 draw against fifth-seeded Le Moyne in the quarterfinal round of the NE10 Championship, before falling on penalty kicks.
- The team missed out on an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, bringing the nation's longest active streak to an end at nine appearances.
- Junior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) was selected to the NE10 All-Conference First Team after a 15-goal, four-assist, 34-point campaign that saw him rank second in the league in goal goals and points, as well as fourth in game-winnign tallies (4). He found the back of the net in 13 of 17 matches, including a season-high five straight from Oct. 7-21. Sophomore Louka Masset (Paris France) was also a First Team selection with six goals for 12 points, in addition to helping anchor a back line that was fourth in the league in GAA (0.95) and goals allowed (17). Masset also had a flair for the dramatic, with five of his six goals coming as either game winners or equalizers in the 70th minute or later.
- Sophomore Romain Daniellou (Brest, France) and freshman Daniel Jones (W. Hartford, Conn.) were tabbed for the Second Team, while freshman Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) earned a spot on the Third Team. Jones and Hernandez also received All-Rookie nods.

Women's Volleyball (11-12, 7-7 NE10)
Notes:
- Volleyball narrowly missed the Northeast-10 postseason, but turned its season around down the stretch, winning seven of its final 10 matches to get to .500 in the league.
- The team posted a 3-1 victory against NE10 runner-up Southern Connecticut on Oct. 28 as part of that span, while narrowly falling at eventual NE10 Champion New Haven, 3-2, on Nov. 4.
- Senior Marisa Coronis (Hudson, N.H.) earned the third NE10 All-Conference selection of her career with a Second Team honor. Coronis set a new single-season program record with 346 kills, while leading the league in kills per set (3.89) and ranking 15th in service aces per set (0.34). She wrapped up er career second all-time in kills (1,166) and matches played (104), as well as seventh in both hitting percentage (.241) and blocks (202).

Field Hockey (8-9, 4-8 NE10)
Notes:
- Field hockey began the season 5-1, including 2-0 in the Northeast-10, before hitting an eight-game slide and then wrapping up the year with three straight wins.
- Five of the losses during the eight-game skid came by just a single goal.
- Freshman Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) was crowned the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year - the first member of the program ever to earn a major award from the league - after posting 19 points on eight goals and three assists.
- Sophomore Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) was named to the NE10 All-Conference Second Team after turning in a 10-goal, four-assist, 24-point campaign.

Cross Country
Notes:
- The women's cross country team twice finished runner-up at meets this season, in addition to placing seventh at the Northeast-10 Championship and ninth out of 25 teams at the NCAA East Regional Championship.
- Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) paced the team all year, capturing first place at both the Vermont Tech Invitational and the Bruce Kirsch Cup. Couto also finished 13th at the NE10 Championship to earn All-Conference Second Team honors, as well as 17th at the NCAA East Regional to claim United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region accolades.
- On the men's side, the team won the Bruce Kirsch Cup, was runner-up at the Vermont Tech Invite, finished third at the NE10 Championship and was fifth of 23 teams at the NCAA East Regional.
- Senior Tyler McLaren (Pepperell, Mass.) turned in a magnificent season, winning both the Vermont Tech Invitational and the Bruce Kirsch Cup, while finishing runner-up at the New England Championship, NE10 Championship and NCAA East Regional. McLaren, who garnered NE10 All-Conference First Team and USTFCCCA All-Region honors, became the second runner in program history to qualify for the NCAA National Championship, where he turned in the highest finish at the meet for a Penmen, placing 43rd out of 249 runners in a time of 32:02.8. McLaren topped the previous SNHU best by 32 spots, while finishing just three spots shy of attaining All-America status.