Week at a Glance: February 26-March 4

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (February 26-March 4, 2018)

Female Athlete of the Week: Kylie Lorenzen - Women's Basketball - Jr., F
Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 53.1 percent (17-32) from the floor, on the strength of a 26-point (11-19 FG, 4-7 FT), 16-rebound performance in Friday's 75-62 NE10 Championship first round victory against Saint Rose.

Male Athlete of the Week: John Stanton - Baseball - R-Jr., OF
Redshirt-junior John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) put together a stellar opening weekend, as he slashed .429/.538/.667/1.205, while going 9-for-21, clubbing extra-base hits, including a home run, knocking in seven runs and scoring nine of the team's 50 runs in a 5-0 week for the Penmen. Stanton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in each of the first two games of the season and then in a 9-8 win against LIU Post on Saturday, he went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. Stanton had four multi-hit games and four outings with at least one RBI during the opening five contests.

Women's Basketball (17-12, 12-9 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/20 at Assumption - L, 61-79
2/23 vs. Saint Rose - W, 75-62 (Northeast-10 Championship first round)
2/25 at Southern Connecticut - L, 64-75 (Northeast-10 Championship quarterfina)
This Week's Games:
Ide

Notes:
- Women's basketball went 1-2 last week, as it recorded its first NE10 postseason win in seven years before ending its season with a quarterfinal loss.
- Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 53.1 percent (17-32) from the floor, on the strength of a 26-point (11-19 FG, 4-7 FT), 16-rebound performance in Friday's 75-62 NE10 Championship first round victory against Saint Rose.
- Senior Catherine Stinson (Lynn, Mass.)  scored a team-high 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 2-3 FT) in a 79-61 loss at Assumption in the regular-season finale and then again led the team with 13 points (4-15 FG, 2-10 3-FG, 3-3 FT) and seven rebounds in the 75-64 defeat at Southern Connecticut on Sunday in the NE10 quarterfinal loss.
- Senior Jennifer Shelp (Apalachin, N.Y.) strung together back-to-back double-digit scoring performances in the NE10 Championship with 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT) against Saint Rose and 12 more (6-9 FG) at Southern Connecticut.
- Sophomore Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) put together a huge second half against the Owls in a comeback bid that saw the Penmen slash their deficit from 23 to seven, as she poured in all 12 of her points (4-8 FG, 4-8 3-FG). Terry hit three of her triples in the fourth quarter, alone.

Men's Basketball (15-12, 11-10 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/20 at Assumption - W, 79-75
2/23 at Southern Connecticut - L, 74-76 (Northeast-10 Championship first round)
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's basketball split a pair of games last week, as it lost at the buzzer of an NE10 Championship first round tilt.
- Junior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) recorded 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 57.1 percent (12-21) from the field. Andrews posted 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, a career-high seven steals and two assists in a 79-75 win in the regular-season final at Assumption on Tuesday and that tallied 13 points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 6-8 FT), seven boards, two assists and two steals in Friday's 76-74 heartbreaking NE10 first round defeat. 
- Senior Dimitri Floras (Merrimack, N.H.) also averaged 16.5 points, to go with 5.5 assists, 2.5 rebpunds and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 47.8 percent (11-23) from the floor, 44.4 percent (4-9) from downtown and 77.8 percent (7-9) from the stripe. Floras registered 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 4-4 FT), seven assists and three rebounds against the Greyhounds and then led the team with 20 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3-FG, 3-5 FT), four assists, two rebounds and two steals in the season-ending loss to the Owls.
- Senior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) produced 24 points (7-11 FG, 4-5 3-FG, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in the triumph over Assumption.
- Sophomores Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) netted 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3-FG, 2-3 FT) and blocked a pair of shots at Southern Connecticut.

Men's Ice Hockey (12-9-3, 6-7-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/24 at Saint Anselm - L, 1-3 (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal)
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey had its season come to a close Saturday with a 3-1 loss at Saint Anselm in the Northeast-10 Championship semifinals.
- Senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) used an unassisted tally with just under nine minutes to play in regulation to make it a one-goal game.
- Senior goaltender Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) piled up 35 saves in the defeat.

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

Idle

Notes:
- Softball was idle last week and it returns to action Friday, March 9 when it kicks off a 13-game, 9-day trip to Clermont, Fla.

Baseball (5-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/22 vs. Bridgeport - W, 9-3 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/23 vs. Felician - W, 12-8 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/24 vs. LIU Post - W, 9-8 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/24 vs. Mercy - W, 12-5 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/25 vs. Le Moyne - W, 8-6 (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
This Week's Games:

3/2 at Shippensburg - 1 p.m.
3/3 vs. Slippery Rock - 12 p.m. (at Shippensburg, Pa.)
3/3 vs. Slippery Rock - 3 p.m. (at Shippensburg, Pa.)
3/4 at Shippensburg - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball went 5-0 last week, as it opened the season in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- Redshirt-junior John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) put together a stellar opening weekend, as he slashed .429/.538/.667/1.205, while going 9-for-21, clubbing extra-base hits, including a home run, knocking in seven runs and scoring nine of the team's 50 runs. Stanton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in each of the first two games of the season and then in a 9-8 win against LIU Post on Saturday, he went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. Stanton had four multi-hit games and four outings with at least one RBI during the opening five contests.
- Senior Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine) went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA, as he allowed just one earned run on two hits, while striking out eight and walking a pair in a season-opening 9-3 victory against Bridgeport on Thursday. Powers held the opposition to a .111 batting average during his five innings of work.
- Redshirt-senior Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.) went 8-for-19 with four extra-base hits, including a home run, while driving in a team-high nine runs and scoring three times. Sullivan, who slashed .421/.500/.737/1.237, had a least one hit in each game and collected multiple RBI in four of five. Sullivan finished strong, going 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a 12-5 triumph over Mercy on Saturday and then capped the trip with a 3-for-5, two-RBI performance Sunday in an 8-6 win against Le Moyne.
- Sophomore Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) enjoyed a tremendous week, as he went 8-for-20 and slashed .400/.538/.700/1.238, while collecting four extra-base hits, driving in seven runs and scoring eight times. Blandini went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and three runs scored in a 12-8 victory against Felician on Friday and then delivered a two-run, walk-off single in the ninth to cap a 3-for-4, three-RBI, two-run performance against LIU Post.
- Senior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio) slugged three home runs, drove in seven and scored five times, as he slashed .389/.520/.889/1.409. Potter opened the season by going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the win against Bridgeport and then was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI versus Mercy.

Women's Lacrosse (0-1, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/24 at #4 LIU Post - L, 7-16
This Week's Games:

2/28 vs. Mercy - 3 p.m.
3/3 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse opened the season with a 16-7 defeat at fourth-ranked LIU Post on Saturday to mark the first time since 2014 it dropped its first game of the season.
- Junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) led the team with five points on four goals and an assist.
- Sophomore Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) posted two goals and a helper for three points, while senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) matched that output with a trio of assists.
- Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) racked up a career-high 13 saves in the loss.

Men's Lacrosse (1-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/24 vs. Georgian Court - W, 14-11
This Week's Games:
3/4 vs. Felician - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse opened its season and the new Penmen Stadium on Saturday with a 14-11 victory against Georgian Court.
- Seniors Devin Calkins (Bow, N.H.) and Corey Cairo (Shoreham, N.Y.) each registered hat tricks, with Calkins also handing out an assist.
- Senior Zach Tanner (Woburn, Mass.) and junior Joseph Mayernik (Pearl River, N.Y.) chipped in with two goals and an assist apiece, while freshman Cole Jacobsen (Dartmouth, Mass.) collected his first collegiate goal and dished a pair of helpers.
- Senior Michael Brawley (Tewksbury, Mass.) turned aside 11 shots.

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

3/3 at Tufts Last Chance Meet - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's track & field was idle last week and is back at it Saturday at the Tufts Last Chance Meet.

Men's Tennis (4-2, 3-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
3/2 vs. NYIT - 5 p.m. (at YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown)

Notes:
- Men's tennis was idle last week and is back in action Friday (5 p.m.) against NYIT at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown.

 

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

Notes:
- Men's golf opened the spring portion of its slate Monday and finished 19th at the Newberry College Invitational at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.
- Junior Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) finished tied for 18th with a 6-over 222. Paradis, who made a tournament-high 16 birdies, shot a 70 in round two and a 74 in the third round. 

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 Friday, March 30 when it hosts Roberts Weslyan College.

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

Notes:
- Women's golf is off until March 14-16 when it takes part in the Pinehurst Women's Intercollegiate at Pinehurst No. 8 in Pinehurst, N.C.

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.