Week at a Glance: April 9-15

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 9-15, 2018)

Female Athlete of the Week: Alanna Murphy - Women's Track & Field - So.
Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) had a hand in four event wins Saturday, as women's track & field opened its outdoor schedule with a win at the 15-team Jim Sheehan Memorial Track & Field Invitational. Murphy was first in the triple jump (11.32 meters-37 feet, 1.75 inches) and the 100-meter hurdles (16.12), while also being part of victorious 4x100 (51.22) and 4x400 (4:14.92) squads.

Male Athlete of the Week: Tiago Fernandes - Men's Tennis - Sr.
Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) won both of his matches, including a No. 1 singles victory that clinched a 5-4 victory over the East Region's No. 1 team, Concordia (N.Y.). The defeat was Concordia's first against a Division II East Region team since 2006 - a span of 125 matches. Fernandes took down Eymeric Chevalier, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to give the Penmen the win, after combining with classmate Jeremy Reichentahl to give the Penmen a 2-1 leading heading into singles play with an 8-6 triumph over Michele Fenoaltea and Henry Masters at No. 3 doubles.

Softball (24-6, 7-3 NE10, 2-2 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/2 vs. Stonehill - W, 2-0
4/4 vs. Saint Anselm - PPD
4/4 vs. Saint Anselm - PPD
4/7 vs. New Haven - W, 4-3
4/7 vs. New Haven - L, 1-8
4/8 vs. So. Connecticut - W, 1-0
4/8 vs. So. Connecticut - W, 2-0
This Week's Games:

4/9 vs. Saint Anselm - 3 p.m.
4/9 vs. Saint Anselm - 5 p.m.
4/11 at Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
4/12 at Saint Michael's - 3 p.m.
4/12 at Saint Michael's - 5 p.m.
4/13 vs. Bentley - 4 p.m.
4/14 vs. Bentley - 12 p.m.
4/14 vs. Bentley - 2 p.m.
4/15 vs. LIU Post - 12 p.m.
4/15 vs. LIU Post - 2 p.m. 

Notes:
- Softball went 4-1 last week, as a massive three-game set with crosstown-rival Saint Anselm looms this week.
-  Freshman Shay Sauvageau (Griswold, Conn.) hit .400 (6-15) with a home run, two RBI and a run scored, as she slashed .438/.667/1.105 during the week. Sauvageau was 2-for-3 with a huge home run in the sixth inning that put the Penmen ahead for good in a 4-3 win against New Haven on Saturday in the first game and then went 3-for-3 and knocked in the lone run of the game in a 1-0 victory against Southern Connecticut in game one Sunday.
- Junior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) continued her hot hitting with a 5-for-14 (.357) week, scoring three runs and slugging .471. Garczynski was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the win against Stonehill and was then 2-for-3 with a run in the triumph over New Haven.
- Sophomore Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 2-1 in the circle with a 0.82 ERA, as she fired two complete games and allowed just two earned runs on 12 hits over 17 innings, striking out 21 and did not walk a batter. Opponents hit just .190 off Barone, who hurled a four-hit shutout, punching out 10 in a 2-0 win against Stonehill on Monday. Barone then twirled a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in a the 1-0 victory against Southern Connecticut.
- Junior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) was 2-0 in her two starts, compiling a 1.50 ERA and an 8/0 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 14 innings. Lavallee allowed just three runs on eight hits, while holding opponents to a .163 average. Lavallee turned in stellar start in a 2-0 win against Southern Connecticut in game two Saturday, as she fanned four and did not issue a walk in a two-hit shutout.

Baseball (17-11, 5-4 NE10, 4-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/3 at New Hampshire Fisher Cats - Cancelled
4/4 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 5-4 (10 inn.)
4/7 vs. Bridgeport - W, 11-1
4/7 vs. Bridgeport - W, 2-1
4/8 vs. American Int'l - L, 3-4
4/8 vs. American Int'l - W, 9-4
This Week's Games:

4/11 at Franklin Pierce - 6 p.m.
4/14 vs. Stonehill - 12 p.m.
4/14 vs. Stonehill - 3 p.m.
4/15 vs. Stonehill - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball went 4-1 last week and has now won seven of its last nine.
- Sophomore Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) hit .500 (11-22), including the first home run of his career, while driving in five runs, scoring five times and slashing .542/.682/1.224. Blandini went 3-for-5 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored in a 5-4, 10-inning win against Saint Michael's on Tuesday and hit a three-run homer in an 11-1 victory against Bridgeport in game one on Saturday, before going 5-for-9 in a doubleheader split against American Int'l on Sunday. Blandini had multiple big moments throughout the week, as he scored the tying run in the ninth inning before collecting a walk-off RBI in the 10th in the win over the Purple Knights. He also scored the game-tying run in the fifth and knocked in the eventual game-winning run in the sixth in a 2-1 victory against Bridgeport in the second game on Saturday.
- Graduate student Shane McDonald (Blue Point, N.Y.) allowed just one unearned run on three hits, while striking out a career-high 13 and walking one, over seven innings, as he earned the win in the 11-1 victory against Bridgeport. McDonald, who retired 13 straight at one point, held the Purple Knights to just a .125 batting average.
- Freshman Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) batted .294 (5-17) and slugged .647, as he belted a pair of home runs, drove in five and scored three times. Mulch homered and knocked in two runs in the 11-1 win against Bridgeport and then went 3-for-7 with a home run and three RBI in the doubleheader split with American Int'l.
- Redshirt-sophomore Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) continued his hot hitting with a .357/.474/.429/.903 slash line, as he knocked in a run and scored five times. Redshirt-senior Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.) and redshirt-junior John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) each hit over .300 and homered during the week.
- Redshirt-sophomore Brendan Welch (Easton, Mass.) made three appearances out of the bullpen during the week and went 2-0 with five strikeouts and a walk in three-and-a-third hitless innings. Welch struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the win in the extra-inning victory over Saint Michael's and then fanned a pair in a scoreless inning of work in the 2-1 win against Bridgeport.

Women's Lacrosse (2-9, 1-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/7 at #23 Assumption - L, 14-27
This Week's Games:
4/11 at #19 New Haven - 4 p.m.
4/13 vs. So. Connecticut - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse lost its only game of the week, as it fell to 23rd-ranked Assumption, 27-14, Saturday.
- Junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) scored five goals, while senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) matched her five points with three goals and a pair of assists.
- Senior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) notched four points on three goals and a helper, with junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) racking up a trio of goals.
-  Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made three saves over the opening 13:47 of the contest, while sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) stopped 10 of the 29 shots she faced in 46:13 of relief.

Men's Lacrosse (3-6, 1-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/3 vs. Bentley - W, 15-10
4/7 vs. #2 Merrimack - L, 9-21
This Week's Games:
4/10 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/14 at Franklin Pierce - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse split a pair of games last week.
- Senior Zach Tanner (Woburn, Mass.) registered a team-best seven points on two goals and five assists during the week. He scored a goal in each game, while dishing three helpers in Tuesday's 15-10 victory over Bentley and two more in a 21-9 loss at second-ranked Merrimack on Saturday.
- Junior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) produced six points, matching Tanner's goal and three assists against Bentley, before adding a goal and an assist at Merrimack.
- Junior Joseph Mayernik (Pearl River, N.Y.) and senior Corey Cairo (Shoreham, N.Y.) each recorded four goals and an assist for five points.
- Sophomore Jacob Dionne (Windham, Mass.) stopped 29 of the 60 shots that came his way during the week, including 16 of 26 in the win over Bentley.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/7 at Jim Sheehan Memorial Track & Field Invitational - 1st/15
This Week's Meets:
4/14 at Penmen Relays  - 10 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's track & field opened its outdoor schedule with a win at the 15-team Jim Sheehan Memorial Track & Field Invitational, hosted by Fitchburg State, on Saturday.
- Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) finished first in the long jump with a leap of 5.25 meters (17 feet, 2.75 inches), was second in the 200-meter dash (27.54) and was a member of two winning relay teams. Lorenzen, sophomore Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.), junior Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.) and sophomore Sam Cummings (Peabody, Mass.) captured the 4x100 in a time of 51.22 seconds, while Lorenzen, Murphy, freshman Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.) and junior Mary Claffey (Burlington, Conn.) were victorious in the 4x400 in 4:14.92.
- The 4x800 squad of sophomore Madison Brand (Valhalla, N.Y.), classmate Jill Dieterich (Commack, N.Y.), senior Maddie Bardier (Pembroke, N.H.) and freshman Maura Coakley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), also took first in 10:45.60.
- In addition to her two relay wins, Murphy was also first in the triple jump (11.32 meters-37 feet, 1.75 inches) and the 100-meter hurdles (16.12).
- Blais secured an individual win of her own in the 100-meter dash, as she completed the sprint in 17.37 seconds.
- Claffey headlined the high jump, as she finished first after clearing a height of 1.47 meters (4 feet, 9.75 inches).

Women's Tennis (11-6, 9-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/7 vs. Concordia (N.Y.) - L, 2-7
This Week's Matches:

Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis capped its regular season with a 7-2 loss to Concordia (N.Y.) College on Saturday.
- Junior Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) won a pair of matches to produce the only two points of the match for the Penmen. Morais blanked Kristel Kalm, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles after combining with classmate Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) to take down Kalm and Siri Victorsson at No. 1 doubles, 8-5.

Men's Tennis (9-6, 5-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/3 at Bentley - PPD
4/5 vs. Post - Cancelled
4/7 vs. Concordia (N.Y.) - W, 5-4
This Week's Matches:
4/9 vs. Franklin Pierce - 3 p.m.
4/11 vs. Assumption - 3 p.m.
4/12 at Bentley - 3 p.m.
4/14 vs. Merrimack - 1 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's tennis went 1-0 last week, toppling the East Region's No. 1 team, Concordia (N.Y.), 5-4. The defeat was Concordia's first against a Division II East Region team since 2006 - a span of 125 matches.
- Senior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) won both of his matches, including a No. 1 singles victory that clinched the match, as he took down Eymeric Chevalier, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Fernandes combined with classmate Jeremy Reichentahl (Cheshire, Conn.) gave the Penmen a 2-1 leading heading into singles play with an 8-6 triumph over Michele Fenoaltea and Henry Masters at No. 3 doubles.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
4/13 at Saint Rose Spring Classic - Cancelled
4/14 at Saint Rose Spring Classic - Cancelled

Notes:
- Women's golf was idle last week and was supposed to wrap up their season at the Saint Rose Classic on Friday and Saturday, but that tournament has been cancelled.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
4/12 at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational
4/13 at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational

Notes:
- Men's golf was idle last week and is back on the links Thursday and Friday 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-10finish 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-10standings 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-10postseason, 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-10Rookie 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-10Championship 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-10All-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-10All-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.