Week at a Glance: February 4-10

Week at a Glance: February 4-10

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (February 4-10, 2019)

Week in Review Video

 

Female Athlete of the Week: Karlee Ziliak - Women's Basketball - Jr., G
Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) scored a game- and career-high 16 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3-FG, 2-2 FT), to go with three rebounds and a pair of steals Saturday, as she led women's basketball to a huge, 67-62 victory against Stonehill. Ziliak also chipped in five points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3-FG), an assist and a steal in limited minutes due to being nicked up, in Wednesday's 76-68 loss at Saint Michael's.

Male Athlete of the Week: Brett Strawn - Men's Ice Hockey - Sr., F
Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) captured his second straight four-point week with a goal and three assists during a 1-1-0 week for the Penmen. Strawn dished one helper in Friday's 4-2 loss at Stonehill, before recording a goal and two assists, including one on the game winner, in a 4-0 blanking of the Skyhawks on Saturday.

Women's Basketball (15-8, 9-7 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/6 at Saint Michael's - L, 68-76
2/9 vs. Stonehill - W, 67-62
This Week's Games:
2/13 at Bentley - 5:30 p.m.
2/16 vs. Merrimack - 1:30 p.m. (FOX College Sports)

Notes:
- Women's basketball went 1-1 last week and has now won five of its last six contests, as it creeps within two games of the No. 2 seed in the NE10 Northeast Division.
- Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) averaged 14.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 63.2 percent (12-19) from the field. Russell poured in a career-high 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 3-3 FT) and matched her career best with six rebounds in Wednesday's 76-68 loss at Saint Michael's, before netting 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-6 FT) and collecting two rebounds in a 67-62 victory over Stonehill on Saturday.
- Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) posted 12.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game, hitting on 36 percent (9-25) of her shots from the floor and 87.5 percent (7-8) at the line. Lorenzen notched a double-double with 14 points (5-14 FG, 4-4 FT), 11 boards and three assists at Saint Michael's and chimed in with 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds and two assists versus Stonehill.
- Senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) tallied 12.0 points, 8.0 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest, while shooting 37.5 percent (9-24) from the floor and 75 percent (3-4) from the line. Camara scored a team-high 17 points (7-15 FG, 3-10 3-FG) and dished a career-best nine assists, while collecting five rebounds and making three steals in the loss at Saint Michael's, before producing seven points (2-9 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in the win over the Skyhawks.
- Junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) scored a game- and career-high 16 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3-FG, 2-2 FT), to go with three rebounds and a pair of steals against the Skyhawks. Fellow junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) also posted 14 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes off the bench against Stonehill.

Men's Basketball (11-10, 7-9 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/6 at Saint Michael's - L, 72-82
2/9 vs. Stonehill - W, 72-40
This Week's Games:
2/13 at Bentley - 7:30 p.m.
2/16 vs. Merrimack - 4 p.m. (FOX College Sports)

Notes:
- Men's basketball went 1-1 last week, snapping a four-game skid to take hold of the fifth and final playoff spot in the NE10 Northeast Division.
- Junior Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) posted 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 56 percent (14-25) from the field, including 37.5 percent (3-8) from deep, and 66.7 percent (4-6) from the line. Joyce dropped in 20 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3-FG, 3-4 FT), while collecting eight rebounds and blocking a pair of shots in an 82-72 defeat at Saint Michael's on Wednesday. Joyce then notched a double-double of 15 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 1-2 FT) and 10 rebounds in a 72-40 triumph over Stonehill on Saturday.
- Senior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) averaged 15.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.0 block per game, while shooting 35.7 percent (10-28) from the field and 50 percent (7-14) from beyond the arc. Andrews netted 14 points (4-11 FG, 4-7 3-FG, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds and two helpers at Saint Michael's, before leading the way with 16 points (6-17 FG, 3-7 3-FG, 1-3 FT), five steals, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks against the Skyhawks.
- Junior Shawn Montague (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) recorded 12.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.0 block per game, while hitting on 73.3 percent (11-15) of his shots. Montague registered his second straight double-double with 14 points (7-9 FG) and 10 boards against the Purple Knights and then stuffed the stat sheet with 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 FT), eight boards, three steals, two assists and a pair of blocks in the Stonehill win.
- Freshman Mikey Buscetto (Waterford, Conn.) dished a career-high 12 assists in 28 minutes against Saint Michael's – the most helpers in a game for a Penmen in well over a decade.
- Senior Remo Simankevicius (Melbourne, Australia) posted 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and a career-best three assists against the Skyhawks.

Men's Ice Hockey (11-8-4, 6-4-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
2/8 at Stonehill - L, 2-4
2/9 at Stonehill - W, 4-0
This Week's Games:
2/15 vs. Saint Anselm - 7:10 p.m.
2/16 at Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey went 1-1-0 last week and can earn top seed in the NE10 Championship with a sweep of Saint Anselm this weekend.
- Senior Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) captured his second straight four-point week with a goal and three assists. Strawn dished one helper in Friday's 4-2 loss at Stonehill, before recording a goal and two assists, including one on the game winner, in a 4-0 blanking of the Skyhawks on Saturday.
- Fellow senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) registered three points with a goal and two assists - all of which came in Saturday's win. The captain scored the eventual game winner on the power play just past the midway point of the first period, while setting up SNHU's second and fourth goals of the contest.
- Freshman Phil Heisse (Overland Park, Kan.) was the other Penmen with a multiple-point week, notching an assist Friday before putting the finishing touches on Saturday's victory with a second-period goal.
- Junior Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) turned aside 67 of the 71 shots he faced during the two games, posting a 2.03 GAA and .945 save percentage. Gutting made 27 saves Friday, before stopping all 40 Saturday for his first career shutout.

Baseball (1-2, 0-0 NE10, 0-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
2/8 at Cal St. San Bernardino - W, 11-6 (10 inn.)
2/9 at Cal St. San Bernardino - L, 3-4
2/10 at Cal St. San Bernardino - L, 5-8
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Baseball went 1-2 last week, as it opened its season with a three-game set out West against California State San Bernardino.
- Junior Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) hit .308 (4-13) with a home run, four RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases, while slashing .357/.615/.927. In Friday's 11-6, 10-inning victory that saw the Penmen rally from a 4-1 deficit, Blandini went 3-for-5, drove in four runs and scored three times, as he homered and doubled, and accounted for each of the first four Penmen runs, as well as two in the 10th inning.
- Sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) batted .364 (4-11), knocked in a pair of runs and scored once, while getting on base at a .429 clip and slugging .455 for an .884 OPS. Henrie was 4-for-7 in Saturday's doubleheader, including 3-for-4 in a 4-3 game-one loss.
- Junior Dylan Faircloth (Cleveland, Texas) and Senior Joshua Zbierski (Stafford Springs, Conn.) hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning of Friday's game to give the Penmen a 6-4 lead. Faircloth then homered again to polish off a five-run 10th, while Zbierski went deep in Saturday's 8-5 defeat in game two.

Softball (0-0, 0-0 NE10, 0-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
2/15 vs. Slippery Rock - 10 a.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/15 vs. Lock Haven - 2 p.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/16 vs. Shippensburg - 10 a.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/16 vs. Goldey-Beacom - 2 p.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/17 vs. Kutztown - 10 a.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2/17 vs. Clarion - 12 p.m. (at Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Notes:
- Softball kicks off its season Friday with the first of six games it will play during a three-day trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Men's Lacrosse (0-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
2/16 vs. Georgian Court - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse opens its season Saturday (12 p.m.) when it plays host ot Georgian Court at Penmen Stadium.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
2/8 at David Hemery Valentine Invitational - NTS
This Week's Meets:
2/16 at Northeast-10 Championships
2/17 at Northeast-10 Championships

Notes:
- Women's track & field competed at Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday.
- Freshman Kate Hall (Pawcatuck, Conn.) established a new program record in the 200-meter dash, sprinting to the finish line in 25.92 seconds. 
- Sophomore Maura Coakley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) turned in the fastest indoor mile in program history with a time of 5:15.85.
- Another program mark was set by freshman Grace Henson (Cumberland, R.I.) in the 1000 meters, as she completed the run in 3:10.67.

Women's Tennis (7-7, 6-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

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

Men's Tennis (3-1, 1-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis was idle last week and returns to action Monday, March 11 (2 p.m.) at Flagler University.

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

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

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

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

COMPLETED SEASONS

Men's Soccer (13-4-2, 8-3-2 NE10)

Notes:
- Men's soccer won 13 matches for the second straight season, earning the No. 3 seed for the Northeast-10 Championship.
- The team hosted an NE10 quarterfinal match against Franklin Pierce and then posted a 3-0 victory - its first in the NE10 postseason since 2015. It then fell, 1-0, at Adelphi in the semifinal round.
- The Penmen were the first team out when the NCAA Selection Committee announced its field for the East Regional.
- Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) was chosen as a United Soccer Coaches All-America Third Team and D2CCA All-America Second Team selection, feted with All-East Region First Team nods from both organizations and named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year after tallying 19 goals and two assists for 40 points in just 14 matches. Despite missing four contests, Satrustegui led the league in goals, tied for first in points and notched the most game-winning tallies. Nationally, the three-time NE10 Player of the Week ranked fifth in goals and eighth in points. He was joined on the All-Conference First Team by sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) and graduate student Collyns Laokandi (Paris, France).
- Senior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) and sophomore Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) earned spots on the Second Team, with sophomores Nadjib Chibout (Lyon, France) and Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany) garnering Third Team spots. Redshirt-sophomore Andre Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) received an All-Rookie Team nod.
- Marriott (Seonc Team), Laokandi (Second Team) and Hernandez (Third Team) joined Satrustegui on the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Team, while Marriott (First Team and Laokandi (Second Team) were both featured on the D2CCA All-East Region squad.
- Junior Chaney Nash-Gibney (So. Burlington, Vt.) was named a Google Cloud Academic All-American after earnign a spot on the All-District First Team.

Women's Soccer (14-4-2, 10-2-2 NE10)

Notes:
- Women's soccer tallied up 14 victories, including 10 in Northeast-10 play, as it earned the No. 2 seed for the NE10 Championship for the second straight season.
- After pulling out a 2-1 overtime victory against Southern Connecticut in the quarterfinals, the Penmen were upset by sixth-seeded Assumption, 2-0, in the semifinals.
- The team earned its fifth NCAA Tournament berth with the No. 4 seed in the East Region, but fell to fifth-seeded LIU Post on penalty kicks, 4-3, following 110 minutes of scoreless soccer.
- Senior Samantha Sparda (Scarborough, Maine) was selected to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All-Region Second Team after anchoring a back line that led the league with a 0.90 goals-against average and 20 goals allowed (amongst teams that played at least 17 matches). She was also chosen as a Second Teamer on the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Team, where she was joined by classmate Ariana Silvia (Brockton, Mass.) and graduate student Sydney Crema (Litchfield, N.H.), who both garnered Third Team nods.
- Sparda was also named to the NE10 All-Conference First Team and was joined by Silvia.
- Crema, senior Danielle Humphreys (Hebron, Conn.) and freshman Sydney Carney (Northborough, Mass.) all garnered Second Team accolades, while freshmen Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway) and Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario), junior Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.), and sophomore Lydia Kinsman (Granville, Mass.) each received Third Team honors. 
- Carney, Glorud and Rose also received All-Rookie nods.

Women's Volleyball (10-13, 8-6 NE10)

Notes:
- Volleyball for the second straight season enjoyed a second-half surge, winning nine of 14 to end the regular season and nab the No. 5 seed for the Northeast-10 Championship, as it earned a postseason bert for the first time in three seasons.
- The team went on the road to fourth-seeded Southern Connecticut and suffered a 3-0 loss, dropping the first and third sets, 25-23, in a close battle.
- Junior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) captured NE10 All-Conference Third Team honors, as she recorded 251 kills (3.14 k/s) on .202 hitting, while tallying 23 service aces (0.29 sa/s), 278 digs (3.35 d/s) and 43 blocks (0.54 b/s).

Field Hockey (10-9, 8-5 NE10)

Notes:
- Field hockey set a new program record with 10 wins and finished above .500 for the first time in program history.
- The team earned its first Northeast-10 postseason berth ever as the No. 5 seed for the NE10 Championship and traveled across town to fourth-seeded Saint Anselm, where it suffered a 4-2 loss.
- Redshirt-junior Cassidy Huckins (Loudon, N.H.) became the program's first All-American with a 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Division II All-America Second Team selection, after starting all 19 games and leading the Penmen in goals with 13 and total points with 30. 
- Huckins and junior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) were also the first Penmen in program history to garner NE10 All-Conference First Team honors. van der Doorn started all 19 contests and scored six goals, while dishing five assists, to rank third on the team in points.
- Senior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.) and freshman Faye Turkmen (Bergen, The Netherlands) were named to the Second and Third Team, respectively, with Turkmen also receiving an All-Rookie Team nod.

Cross Country

Notes:
- The men's cross country team turned in its most successful season to date, qualifying for the NCAA Division II National Championship for the first time. After winning the Shacklette Invitational and the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invite to open the season, the Penmen claimed fourth place at the Northeast-10 Championship and then submitted a second fourth-place showing at the NCAA Division II East Regional, which helped it earn an at-large bid to nationals, which were held at the Bob O'Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh, Pa. The team dfinished 34th.
- Sophomore Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.) led the Penmen in four of their seven races, with classmate Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) doing so in two, including at the NCAA National Championship, where he ran in 36:28.8. Hewitson, freshman Ethan Matthews (Ayer, Mass.) and junior Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas) were named USTFCCCA All-Region for their performances at the East Regional, while Jocelyn was an NE10 All-Conference Second Team selection, with Matthews and Moreno both garnering Third Team nods.
- The youthful women's squad finished sixth at the Northeast-10 Championship before closing the year with a 14th-place showing at the NCAA Division II East Regional.
- Junior Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) was the top Penmen finisher in all four meets she competed in, including at NE10s when she crossed the finish line in 22:09.72, which was a personal best and the third fastest 6K in program history. Couto earned USTFCCCA All-Region and NE10 First Team honors for the second straight year.