Week at a Glance: April 2-8

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 2-8, 2018)

Female Athlete of the Week: Erin Garczynski - Softball - Jr., 3B/C
Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) was nearly impossible to get out last week, as the Penmen went 3-2. Garczynski batted a staggering .786, as she was 11-for-14 with two walks, a home run, seven RBI and three runs scored, while slashing .813/1.143/1.956. Garczynski turned in a 3-for-3, one-RBI performance in Monday's 1-0 win against Saint Michael's and again in a 6-2 victory in game two at Post on Thursday. In a 13-0 win in game one against the Eagles, Garczynski was 2-for-2 with a walk, home run, double, two RBI and two runs scored. She was also 3-for-6 with three RBI Saturday, as the Penmen were swept in a doubleheader by Stonehill.

Male Athlete of the Week: Tom Blandini - Baseball - So., 3B
Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) slashed .500/.522/.600/1.122 during a 3-1 week for the Penmen, as he went 10-for-20 with seven RBI and six runs scored. Blandini led the way in an 8-1 win at Bentley on Friday, going 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored. After going 2-for-5 and knocking in a run in a 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Falcons in game one Saturday, Blandini helped lead an offensive attack in game two, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and scoring twice in an 18-1 victory.

Softball (20-5, 3-2 NE10, 1-2 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/26 vs. Saint Michael's (at Merrimack) - W, 1-0
3/29 at Post - W, 13-0 (5 inn.)
3/29 at Post - W, 6-2
3/31 at Stonehill - L, 1-2
3/31 at Stonehill - L, 3-5
This Week's Games:
4/2 vs. Stonehill - 3 p.m.
4/4 vs. Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
4/4 vs. Saint Anselm - 6 p.m.
4/7 vs. New Haven - 12 p.m.
4/7 vs. New Haven - 2 p.m.
4/8 vs. So. Connecticut - 12 p.m.
4/8 vs. So. Connecticut - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball went 3-2 last week, as it opened NE10 Northeast Division play.
- Junior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) was nearly impossible to get out last week. Garczynski batted a staggering .786, as she was 11-for-14 with two walks, a home run, seven RBI and three runs scored, while slashing .813/1.143/1.956. Garczynski turned in a 3-for-3, one-RBI performance in Monday's 1-0 win against Saint Michael's and again in a 6-2 victory in game two at Post on Thursday. In a 13-0 win in game one against the Eagles, Garczynski was 2-for-2 with a walk, home run, double, two RBI and two runs scored. She was also 3-for-6 with three RBI Saturday, as the Penmen were swept in a doubleheader by Stonehill.
-  Freshman Shay Sauvageau (Griswold, Conn.) hit .429 (6-14) with an RBI and two runs scored, matching the batting average with both her on-base and slugging percentages. She went 2-for-4 and scored the lone run in Monday's 1-0 win against Saint Michael's. Sauvageau was also 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 5-3 loss in game two to Stonehill on Saturday.
- Classmate Emily Critch (Halifax, Mass.) hit her first career home run in Thursday's first game at Post.
- Sophomore Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 2-1 in the circle with a 0.78 ERA, as she fired three complete games and allowed just two runs on eight hits over 18 innings, striking out 14 and walking five. Opponents hit just .136 off Barone. She tossed a three-hit shutout, fanning seven and walking just one, in a 1-0 win against Saint Michael's on Monday and then hurled a one-hit shutout in a 13-0, five-inning win at Post in game one of a doubleheader Thursday, striking out six and walking two.

Baseball (13-10, 3-3 NE10, 3-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/28 at Franklin Pierce - W, 9-3
3/30 at Bentley - W, 8-1
3/31 at Bentley - L, 3-4 (12 inn.)
3/31 at Bentley - W, 18-1
This Week's Games:

4/3 at New Hampshire Fisher Cats - 5:30 p.m.
4/4 vs. Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/7 vs. Bridgeport - 12 p.m.
4/7 vs. Bridgeport - 3 p.m.
4/8 vs. American Int'l - 12 p.m.
4/8 vs. American Int'l - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball went 3-1 last week, including a big win against in-state rival Franklin Pierce and a weekend series win at Bentley.
- Sophomore Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) slashed .500/.522/.600/1.122 during the week, as he went 10-for-20 with seven RBI and six runs scored. Blandini led the way in an 8-1 win at Bentley on Friday, going 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored. After going 2-for-5 and knocking in a run in a 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Falcons in game one Saturday, Blandini helped lead an offensive attack in game two, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and scoring twice in an 18-1 victory.
- Junior Endy Morales (Holyoke, Mass.) fired seven shutout innings in the 18-1 at Bentley , as he struck out seven, walked one and allowed just four hits to hold the Falcons to a .160 batting average.
- Senior Kyle Pangallo (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) put together a nice week at the plate, going 8-for-18 (.444) with a pair of RBI and seven runs scored, while submitting a slash line of .500/.556/1.056. Pangallo went 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored in the game two win at Bentley.
- In the doubleheader split with Bentley on Saturday, redshirt-sophomore Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.), was 6-for-8 with four extra-base knocks, two RBI and four runs scored, slashing a ridiculous .750/.778/1.375/2.153.
- Freshman Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) homered twice during the week – first as part of a 9-3 win at Franklin Pierce on Wednesday and then in the 18-1 victory at Bentley. Fellow catcher Joshua Zbierski (Stafford Springs, Conn.) also went deep in the game at Bentley.

Women's Lacrosse (2-8, 1-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/28 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 7-19
3/30 vs. #4 Le Moyne - L, 4-15
This Week's Games:
4/7 at #23 Assumption - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 0-2 last week, as it earned its first NE10 win of the season
- Junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) recorded six points on five goals and an assist during the week. Wilder scored three goals and collected an assist in Wednesday's 19-7 loss to Saint Anselm and then tallied a pair of strikes in a 15-4 defeat to fourth-ranked Le Moyne on Friday.
-  Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made 17 saves across 67:53 of action. Olansky made eight saves in 37:53 against Saint Anselm and followed that with another nine in the first half versus Le Moyne. Sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) turned away six of the 10 shots that came her way in 52:07, as she stopped three of five in 22:07 against the Hawks and duplicated that in the second half versus the Dolphins.

Men's Lacrosse (2-5, 0-4 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/27 vs. #20 Saint Anselm - L, 8-18
3/31 at Assumption - L, 7-16
This Week's Games:
4/3 vs. Bentley - 7 p.m.
4/7 vs. #2 Merrimack - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse dropped a pair of games last week.
- Senior Zach Tanner (Woburn, Mass.) tallied eight points on six goals and a pair of assists during the week. Tanner potted a career-best five goals in an 18-8 loss to 20th-ranked Saint Anselm on Tuesday and then registered three points on a goal and two helpers in Saturday's 16-7 defeat at Assumption.
-  Freshman Cole Jacobsen buried three goals during the week, including two in the loss at Assumption.
-  Freshman goalkeeper Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) made 15 saves during a span of 82:43, including seven over the opening 37:43 of his second career start against Saint Anselm and eight more in the first three quarters at Assumption. Senior Michael Brawley (Tewksbury, Mass.) turned aside a pair of shots during 16:56 of relief against the Hawks and then stopped three of the six shots he faced over the final 15 minutes against the Greyhounds. Sophomore Jacob Dionne (Windham, Mass.) thwarted all three shot attempts he saw over the final 5:21 against Saint Anselm.

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

4/7 at Jim Sheehan Memorial Track & Field Invitational - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's track & field was idle last week and will return to action Saturday, April 7 at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Track & Field Invitational, hosted by Fitchburg State.

Women's Tennis (11-5, 9-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/30 vs. Roberts Wesleyan (at YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown) - L, 4-5
This Week's Matches:

4/7 vs. Concordia (N.Y.) - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's tennis opened its spring slate Friday with a 5-4 loss to Roberts Weslyan College.
- Junior Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) went 2-0, as women's tennis was edged by Roberts Wesleyan, 5-4, Friday. Sala fended off Nthabi Mogopodi, 6-2, 7-6 (5-3) at No. 1 singles to put the Penmen in front, 3-2, after she had teamed with classmate Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) to post an 8-5 win against Mogopodi and Andrea Gallardo at No. 1 doubles.

Men's Tennis (8-6, 5-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/30 vs. Roberts Wesleyan (at YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown) - W, 8-1
3/31 vs. Daemen - W, 8-1
This Week's Matches:
4/3 at Bentley - 3 p.m.
4/5 vs. Post - 3 p.m.
4/7 vs. Concordia (N.Y.) - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis went 2-0 last week, including a win in its first match at the new Penmen Stadium courts.
- Senior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 4-0 last week, including 2-0 at No. 1 singles. In an 8-1 Friday versus Roberts Wesleyan, Fernandes battled for a 7-6 (10-8), 6-2 victory against Hugo Ball-Greene, before toppling David Gonzalez Villegas with a 6-0, 6-0 win as part of an 8-1 win against Daemen on Saturday. Fernandes combined with classmate Jeremy Reichentahl (Cheshire, Conn.) for a pair of doubles victories at No. 3, including an 8-0 win against RWC's Harmeet Luthra and Andrew Freeman, and an 8-1 win triumph over Daemen's Mark Veitenbruber and Pablo Martinez.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
3/26 at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic - 10th/11
3/27 at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic - 11th/11
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's golf finished 11th at the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic on Monday and Tuesday at the River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, N.C.
- Freshman Makyla Lewellen (Zainesville, Ohio), who had the best Penmen score in both the first (91) and second (84) round, shot an 89 in the third to total the lowest SNHU score of the tournament with a 264.
- Junior Kaitlyn Lutinski (Derry, N.H.) led the team with an 88 in the final round, while sophomore Brooke Barrett (Bedford, N.H.) fired an 85 in the middle round for the second lowest Penmen score of the tournament.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf was idle last week and is back on the links April 12-13 at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational at the Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y.

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.

Women's Basketball (17-12, 12-9 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Notes:
- Women's basketball posted its highest overall win total (17) and conference win total (12) since the 2011-12 season and earned its first NE10 Championship berth with the Northeast Division's No. 4 seed since that same campaign.
- The team, which won 11 of 13 from Nov. 15-Jan. 6, hosted its first postseason game ever Feb. 23 and won that NE10 first round contest against Saint Rose, 75-62, for its first NE10 Championship win since 2011. The Penmen then fell just short of its first-ever semifinal berth with a 75-64 loss at Southern Connecticut two days later.
- The Penmen posted a 73-68 win at third-ranked Bentley on Dec. 6 and then captured lightning in a bottle a second time, recording a 66-55 home win against the Falcons on Feb. 7 when they were ranked seventh, to earn the first regular-season sweep of Bentley in program history.
- Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.), who scored her 1,000th career point Jan. 3 versus Pace, was named a Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team selection after starting all 29 games and averaging 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 47.5 percent (182-383) from the field and 82.5 percent (132-160) from the stripe.

Men's Basketball (15-12, 11-10 NE10)
Notes:
- Men's basketball began the season 9-0, falling just one game shy of matching the program's best start since the 1989-90 campaign.
- The team would win three of its last five, including the last two games of the season, to earn a NE10 Championship berth as the Northeast Division's No. 5 seed. The Penmen suffered a heartbreaking, 76-74 loss at the buzzer against Southern Connecticut to exit in the first round for the first time since 2008.
- Legendary head coach Stan Spirou announced his retirement after the season, bringing to an end a 33-year career that saw him post 640 wins, eight conference championships, five Elite Eight berths and a pair of Final Four appearances.
- Senior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) was an NE10 All-Conference First Team pick for the second straight season. He started all 27 games and averaged 23.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 49.3 percent (198-402) from the field, 44.1 percent (52-118) from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent (191-223) from the stripe. His 191 free throws made are the most in single season in program history, while his 639 total points rank fourth and his scoring average places fifth.
- Junior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.), who netted his 1,000th career point at Stonehill on Feb. 3, was a Third Team honoree after starting all 27 contests and recording 17.9 points per game on 47.6 percent (182-82) shooting, in addition to tallying 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.

Men's Ice Hockey (12-9-3, 6-7-2 NE10)
Notes:
- Men's ice hockey won 12 games and captured the No. 4 seed to earn its first NE10 Championship berth in two seasons. The Penmen traveled across town to top-seeded Saint Anselm and dropped a 3-1 decision in the semifinals to the eventual champions.
- The team went 7-1-1 over a nine-game stretch from Nov. 17-Jan. 16 and then won four-in-a-row from Feb. 2-10.
- Senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) garnered Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team recognition, registering career highs in both goals (20) and points (28).
- Fellow senior Matt McLelland (Reading, Mass.) was a Second Team choice, anchoring the defensive unit and collecting a career-best 14 points on a goal and 13 helpers. Freshmen Zack Ciampa (Revere, Mass.; 1-7-8), Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.; 4-6-10) and Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.; 1-11-12) were tabbed to the All-Rookie Team.