Week at a Glance: April 16-22

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 16-22, 2018)

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Elder - Women's Track & Field - Jr.
Junior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) took the top spot in three individual events, including the shot put (13.23 meters - 43 feet, five inches), discus (40.06 meters - 131 feet, five inches) and hammer throw (49.32 meters - 161 feet, 10 inches), as women's track & field finished second (by a half point) Saturday at its first home meet in program history. Elder won all three events by more than a full meter and recorded a new personal record in the hammer throw at the Penmen Relays.

Male Athlete of the Week: Matt Paradis - Men's Golf - Jr.
Junior Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) turned in the best score of round one with a 1-under 70 and then produced the second best score of round two with a 2-over 73 to record a four-stroke win at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational on Thursday and Friday. Paradis' fourth individual medalist honor of the season, on the strength of a tourney-high seven birdies, helped the Penmen finish third in the 15-team field.

Softball (28-8, 11-5 NE10, 6-4 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/9 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 0-5
4/9 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 2-1
4/11 at Saint Anselm - L, 0-9
4/12 at Saint Michael's - PPD
4/12 at Saint Michael's - PPD
4/13 vs. Bentley - W, 3-2
4/14 vs. Bentley - W, 3-1
4/14 vs. Bentley - W, 6-4
4/15 vs. LIU Post - Cancelled
4/15 vs. LIU Post - Cancelled
This Week's Games:

4/18 vs. Franklin Pierce - 3 p.m.
4/18 vs. Franklin Pierce - 5 p.m.
4/19 at Saint Michael's - 3 p.m.
4/19 at Saint Michael's - 5 p.m.
4/21 vs. Merrimack - 12 p.m.
4/21 vs. Merrimack - 2 p.m.
4/22 vs. Merrimack - 12 p.m. 

Notes:
- Softball went 4-2 last week, including a three-game sweep of Bentley.
- Junior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) was 7-for-15 (.467) week, with a home run, four RBI and four runs scored, to go with a slash line of .700/.733/1.233. Garczynski was 2-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's 3-2 victory against Bentley before going 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 6-4 game-two win over the Falcons.
- Freshman Coralie Mathieu (Methuen, Mass.) and sophomore Jackie Gavin (Laconia, N.H.) were both 6-for-14 (.429) with an RBI and a run scored. Mathieu delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the fourth inning of Friday's game to score the eventual game-winning run.
- Freshman Emily Critch (Halifax, Mass.) hit a two-out, two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh in Friday's win.
- Sophomore Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 2-1 in the circle with a 2.33 ERA, as she allowed six earned runs and struck out 23 in 18 innings. Barone allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over six-and-two-thirds innings of Friday's victory and then gave up just one run, while fanning six and not walking a better, over three-and-a-third innings of relief to get the win in Saturday's second game.
- Junior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) was also 2-1 and submitted a 2.52 ERA, fanning nine, while allowing six earned runs and 15 hits in 16-and-two-thirds innings. Lavallee went the distance in Monday's 2-1 game-two win against Saint Anselm, allowing just one run on five hits, while punching out six and walking a pair. She also gave up a run on five hits in a complete-game effort in Saturday's game-one triumph. Lavallee also hit her 35th career home run in the second game, to move her within one of tying the all-time program record.

Baseball (20-12, 8-5 NE10, 7-2 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/11 at Franklin Pierce - W, 3-2 (11 inn.)
4/13 vs. Stonehill - W, 13-4
4/14 vs. Stonehill - L, 7-8
4/14 vs. Stonehill - W, 8-0
This Week's Games:
4/17 at Saint Michael's - PPD
4/18 vs. Assumption - 3:30 p.m.
4/18 vs. Assumption - 6:30 p.m.
4/21 at Saint Anselm - 11 a.m.
4/22 at Saint Anselm - 12 p.m.
4/22 at Saint Anselm - 3 p.m. 

Notes:
- Baseball went 3-1 last week and has now won 10 of its last 13 to open up a one-game lead over Assumption in the NE10 Northeast Division standings.
- In just his second start of the season Saturday, redshirt-senior Jake Stearns (Plymouth, Mass.) allowed four hits over eight shutout innings, while striking out a career-high 14 and walking two, in an 8-0 game-two victory over Stonehill. Stearns held the Skyhawks to a .143 batting average.
- Senior Kyle Pangallo (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) went 6-for-14 with two walks, three RBI and three runs scored, while slashing .429/.529/.571/1.100 during the week. Pangallo went 4-for-4 in a 3-2, 11-inning win at Franklin Pierce on Wednesday, as he drove in the game-tying run in the top of the ninth and then scored the game-winning run in the 11th. Pangallo then went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 13-4 victory over Stonehill.
- Redshirt-junior John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) turned in a slash line of .400/.500/.400/.900, as he was 6-for-15 with three walks, two RBI and three runs scored, while going a perfect 3-for-3 stealing bases. Stanton went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI, run scored and two stolen bases in Friday's win over Stonehill before recording a 4-for-5 performance with an RBI and two runs in Saturday's 8-7 game-one loss to the Skyhawks.
- Senior Mitchell Powers (Portland, Maine) allowed two runs on seven hits, while striking out two and walking two, over seven innings in the win at Franklin Pierce. Redshirt-junior Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) tossed three-and-a-third scoreless innings in relief to earn his first victory in more than a year, as he gave up one hit, while fanning six and walking three.

Women's Lacrosse (2-11, 1-8 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/11 at #19 New Haven - L, 14-24
4/13 vs. So. Connecticut - L, 19-21
This Week's Games:
4/17 vs. Saint Michael's - 4 p.m.
4/21 at Pace - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse loss went 0-2 last week and has lost five straight.
- Junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) notched 15 points on 13 goals and a pair of assists during the week. Wilder scored five goals and dished a helper in Wednesday's 24-14 loss at No. 19 New Haven and then scored a career-best eight goals and added an assist to match her career high with nine points in a 21-19 defeat against Southern Connecticut.
- Senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) scored six times and handed out five assists for 11 points. She racked up seven points on four goals and three assists at New Haven and then recorded four points (2g, 2a) against the Owls.
- Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) ade 13 saves on 33 shots over 64:14 of action during the week, while sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.), in her first two starts, made 12 stops in 55:46 of play.

Men's Lacrosse (4-7, 2-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/10 at Saint Michael's - W, 10-7
4/14 at Franklin Pierce - L, 10-12
This Week's Games:
4/18 vs. Saint Rose - 4 p.m.
4/21 vs. American Int'l - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse split a pair of games last week.
- Senior Devin Calkins (Bow, N.H.) registered six points on two goals and four assists. He dished three helpers in Tuesday's 10-7 win at Saint Michael's before scoring a pair of goals and collecting an assist in a 12-10 loss at Franklin Pierce.
- Senior Corey Cairo (Shoreham, N.Y.) matched Calkins' six points with three goals and three assists. He recorded a goal and an assist in the Saint Michael's win and then posted two goals and two assists at Franklin Pierce.
- Sophomore Jacob Dionne (Windham, Mass.) stopped five of the eight shots he faced in the opening 30 minutes against Saint Michael's, while senior Michael Brawley (Tewksbury, Mass.) turned aside eight of 12 in the second half, before making 18 saves on 30 shots against the Ravens.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/14 at Penmen Relays  - 2nd/15
This Week's Meets:
4/21 at UMass Lowell Invitational

Notes:
- Women's track & field hosted its first home meet in program history Saturday, finishing second by half a point at the Penmen Relays.
- Junior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) took the top spot in three individual events, including the shot put (13.23 meters - 43 feet, five inches), discus (40.06 meters - 131 feet, five inches) and hammer throw (49.32 meters - 161 feet, 10 inches). Elder won all three events by more than a full meter and recorded a new personal record in the hammer.
- Sophomore Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) posted a victory in the triple jump after launching herself 11.53 meters (37 feet, 10 inches), before turning in a pair of second-place finishes in both the 100-meter hurdles (15.42 seconds) and the 400-meter hurdles (one minute, 8.70 seconds). Murphy also anchored the 4x400-meter relay team of freshman Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.), and juniors Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.) and Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.), which roared back to outpace the field and finish first overall in 4:09.99.
- Sophomore Madison Brand (Valhalla, N.Y.) captured the 30,00-meter steeplechase, as she led wire-to-wire to finish 20 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor in 12 minutes, 11.75 seconds.  

Women's Tennis (11-6, 9-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:

Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis has wrapped up its regular season and will await word whether or not it receives an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Men's Tennis (13-6, 9-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/9 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 9-0
4/11 vs. Assumption - W, 9-0
4/12 at Bentley - W, 6-3
4/14 vs. Merrimack - W, 7-2 
This Week's Matches:
4/19 vs. Bentley/Franklin Pierce - 2 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship semifinal)
IF WIN...
4/21 vs. TBA - 1 p.m. (Northeast-10 Championship final)

Notes:
- Men's tennis went 4-0 last week en route to locking up its third straight undefeated conference slate, third straight NE10 regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the upcoming NE10 Championship.
- Senior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went a perfect 8-0 last week, including 4-0 at No. 1 singles. Fernandes toppled Roberto Chong, 6-0, 6-0, in a 9-0 win against Franklin Pierce on Monday and then was a 6-1, 6-2 winner against Assumption's Ryan Foster, as part of a 9-0 win over the Greyhounds on Wednesday. Fernandes came back Thursday in a 6-3 victory at Bentley and posted a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Brendan McCarthy. In a 7-2 defeat of Merrimack to lock up the regular-season championship, Fernandes downed Mikhail Belov, 6-3, 6-2. Fernandes also teamed with classmate Jeremy Reichentahl (Cheshire, Conn.) for a quarter of No. 3 doubles wins, including 8-4 against FPU's James Bisazza and Matthew Toombs, 8-0 over Assumption's Jameson Keppeler and Luke Whitehouse, 8-4 against Bentley's Connor Aulson and Dylan Granat, and 8-1 over Merrimack's Tyler Clontz and Paul Weidinger.

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

Notes:
- Women's golf was idle last week, as the Saint Rose Classic was cancelled, bringing its season to a close.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
4/12 at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational - 2nd/15
4/13 at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational - 3rd/15
This Week's Matches:
4/21 at Penmen Spring Invitational
4/22 at Penmen Spring Invitational

Notes:
- Men's golf finished third - just one stroke out of the runner-up spot, at Le Moyne's Mike Bello Invitational on Thursday and Friday at the Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y.
- Junior Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) turned in the best score of round one with a 1-under 70 and then produced the second best score of round two with a 2-over 73 to record a four-stroke win. Paradis' fourth individual medalist honor of the season came on the strength of a tourney-high seven birdies.

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.