Week at a Glance: March 18-24

Week at a Glance: March 18-24

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (March 18-24, 2019)
 

Female Athlete of the Week: Olivia Strasser - Softball - So., P
Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.) threw her third shutout of the season in a 3-0 win against American Int'l in game two of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing five hits, while striking out four. The Penmen swept the twinbill to go 2-0 on the week.

Male Athlete of the Week: Tiago Fernandes - Men's Tennis - Gr.
Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 4-0 during a 2-0 week for the Penmen, including 2-0 at No. 1 singles, as he clinched both wins. Fernandes defeated NYIT's Francisco Caldas, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, in a 7-0 win Friday. He turned around Saturday and helped SNHU to another 7-0 victory at Adelphi with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Sabin Adrian Saveluc. Fernandes also teamed with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a pair of wins at No. 3 doubles. They topped NYIT's Kevin Huynh and Maxton Cook, 6-2, and posted another 6-2 win over Finn Krause and Ilya Kalabukhau to clinch the doubles point against Adelphi.

Baseball (15-6, 1-1 NE10, 0-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/23 at Southern Connecticut - PPD
3/23 at Southern Connecticut - PPD
3/24 at New Haven - W, 7-4
3/24 at New Haven - L, 0-1
This Week's Games:
3/27 vs. Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
3/30 vs. Saint Anselm - 12 p.m.
3/30 vs. Saint Anselm - 3 p.m.
3/31 vs. Saint Anselm - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball, ranked eighth in the NABC Division II Poll, went 1-1 last week, as it opened Northeast-10 with a doubleheader split at New Haven on Sunday.
- Sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) went 3-for-9 (.333) with three RBI and a stolen base in the doubleheader. SNHU trailed, 4-1, entering the ninth inning of game one, and eventually tied it before Henrie delivered a two-out, three-run double that lifted Southern New Hampshire to a 7-4 win.
- In the second game, junior Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) was the tough-luck loser, allowing one unearned run on three hits, while striking out 12 and not walking a batter, over eight innings. He held the Chargers to a .111 batting average in the 1-0 loss. 
- Junior Dylan Faircloth (Cleveland, Texas) finished 2-for-7 with a walk and a run scored in the doubleheader.
- Sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) fired a shutout ninth in game one for his fifth save of the season. He allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out one. Praml is now tied for sixth on the program's all-time single-season saves list.

Softball (16-4, 2-0 NE10, 0-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/20 at Franklin Pierce - PPD
3/20 at Franklin Pierce - PPD
3/23 at American Int'l - W, 3-0
3/23 at American Int'l - W, 3-0
3/24 vs. Queens (N.Y.) - Cancelled
3/24 vs. Queens (N.Y.) - Cancelled
This Week's Games:
3/25 vs. Post - 2 p.m. (at Merrimack - No. Andover, Mass.)
3/29 vs. Franklin Pierce - 4 p.m. (at Presentation of Mary - Hudson, N.H.)
3/30 at Bentley - 12 p.m.
3/30 at Bentley - 2 p.m.
3/31 at Bentley - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball, ranked 19th in the NFCA Division II Poll, went 2-0 last week, opening its Northeast-10 slate with a pair of 3-0 victories at American Int'l on Saturday to run its winning streak to eight.
- Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.), last week's NE10 Pitcher of the Week, was also named National Pitcher of the Week by the NFCA on Wednesday. Barone dominated in the opener against the Yellow Jackets, allowing only a pair of singles, while recording nine strikeouts. It was her third shutout in the last five starts, and lowered her season ERA to 1.30.
- Sophomore Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.), who has been the No. 2 to Maddy Barone this season, threw her third shutout of the season in the second game. She has pitched to a 1.70 ERA in seven starts this year, after making only one start in her freshman season. Strasser allowed five hits and had four strikeouts in the win.
- Junior Jordan Wade (East Taunton, Mass.) had three hits in the doubleheader sweep, homering in the first game for her second long-ball of the season. Wade, who bumped her average up to .286 this season, added a hit in game two.
- Freshman Emily Carbonneau (Lowell, Mass.) went a combined 3-for-7 in the twinbill. Carbonneau started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first inning of game one and added another single in the top of the seventh inning. In the second game, Carbonneau's RBI single in the second plated one of the three Penmen runs in the frame. She has three homers and 12 RBI in her first 19 games with the program.

Men's Lacrosse (2-4, 1-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/23 at #1 Adelphi - L, 7-19
This Week's Games:
3/27 at #20 Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
3/30 vs. Assumption - 12 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse went 0-1 last week, falling to top-ranked Adelphi, 19-7, Saturday.
- Sophomore Nolan Isabella (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) set a single-game program record with nine caused turnovers, which are the second-highest single-game total in the history of NCAA Division II men's lacrosse. He finished one away from tying the all-time mark of 10, which was set on March 30, 2013 and matched on April 23, 2016. Isabella's nine caused turnovers are the most in an NCAA Division II men's lacrosse game this season. He also added five ground balls in the setback.
- Sophomore Cole Jacobsen (Dartmouth, Mass.) registered three assists.
- Senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) and freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) each tallied a pair of goals.
- Freshman Alex Sturgess (Derry, N.H.) stopped 11 shots in 45 minutes of action, while redshirt sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) steered aside one of the 10 shots he saw in the third quarter.

Women's Lacrosse (3-4, 0-3 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/19 vs. #16 Merrimack - L, 7-18
3/23 at Queens (N.Y.) - W, 16-3
This Week's Games:
3/27 at Saint Anselm - 7 p.m.
3/30 at #1 Le Moyne - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 1-1 last week and has now captured three of its last five.
- Freshman Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.) registered seven points on five goals and two assists, while winning seven draw controls and scooping up five ground balls. Long tallied three points on two goals and an assist, to go with two ground balls and two draw controls, in an 18-7 loss to 16th-ranked Merrimack on Tuesday. She then found the back of the net three times and dished a helper in a 16-3 win at Queens (N.Y.) on Saturday, while gathering five draw controls and three ground balls.
- Junior Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) posted eight points on four goals and four assists, to go with six draw controls, four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Harrington scored twice and dished an assist against Merrimack, before recording five points on two goals and three assists in the triumph over Queens (N.Y.).
- Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) notched six points on five goals and an assist, with four goals and a helper coming in the win at Queens.
- Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) made eight saves against Merrimack and then stopped four of the six shots that came her way in the opening half at Queens. Junior Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) started the second half in goal for the Penmen and made one of two saves over the initial 14:31. Classmate Caela McCartney (Arvada, Colo.) turned aside all seven shots she faced over the final 15:29 of the contest.

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

3/30 - at Corsair Classic

Notes:
- Women's track & field was idle last week and returns to action Saturday at UMass Dartmouth's Corsair Classic.

Women's Tennis (8-9, 6-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis was off last week and is back at it Sunday, April 7 (11 a.m.) when it hosts Endicott.

Men's Tennis (5-3, 2-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/22 vs. NYIT - W, 7-0
3/23 at Adelphi - W, 7-0 
This Week's Matches:
3/29 vs. Queens (N.Y.) - 3 p.m. 
3/30 vs. Stonehill - 1 p.m. 

Notes:
- Men's tennis, ranked No. 4 in the ITA East Region Rankings, went 2-0 last week, including a huge win against regionally-ranked NYIT.
- Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 4-0 during the week for the Penmen, including 2-0 at No. 1 singles, as he clinched both wins. Fernandes defeated NYIT's Francisco Caldas, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, in a 7-0 win Friday. He turned around Saturday and helped SNHU to another 7-0 victory at Adelphi with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Sabin Adrian Saveluc. Fernandes also teamed with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a pair of wins at No. 3 doubles. They topped NYIT's Kevin Huynh and Maxton Cook, 6-2, and posted another 6-2 win over Finn Krause and Ilya Kalabukhau to clinch the doubles point against Adelphi.
- Vacalares also went 4-0, including 2-0 at No. 3 singles. Vacalares made quick work of NYIT's Diego Espiniella, 6-0, 6-4, and then posted a 6-2, 6-0 win against Adelphi's David Robres de Veciana.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
3/25 at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic
3/26 at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic

Notes:
- Women's golf was off last week and returns to the links Monday for the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, N.C.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf was idle last week and returns to the links April 1 at the Trojan - Mount Olive Spring Invitational at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C.

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.

Women's Basketball (17-12, 11-10 NE10)

Notes:
- Women's basketball finished 17-12 for the second straight season and also earned its second consecutive Northeast-10 Championship berth as the Northeast Division's No. 5 seed. The Penmen saw their season come to end in the first round, however, with a loss at American Int'l, the Southwest's No. 4 seed.
- The team began the season 6-0 and also put together a four-game winning streak that spanned January and February.
- Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) capped her stellar career with her second straight selections to the D2CCA All-East Region Second Team and Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team, she averaged 18.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals per contest, while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor and 82.6 percent from the stripe. Lorenzen became the program's all-time leading scorer in a Feb. 16 win versus Merrimack and then its all-time leading rebounder Feb. 26 against Assumption College. She wrapped up her career first all-time in the program's record book in scoring (1,798), rebounding (932), field goals made (654), free throws made (462) and free throws attempted (575), as well as third in games played (113) and 10th in steals (173).
- Lorenzen also shined in the classroom, as she garnered her second consecutive CoSIDA Academic All-District honor.

Men's Basketball (12-14, 8-13 NE10)

Notes:
- Despite beginning the season 3-0 and winning four straight games in December and January, men's basketball missed the NE10 postseason after tying for fifth in the Northeast Division, but losing the tiebreaker.
- The squad dropped nine of its last 12, including four straight, as it made its playoff push.
- Senior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) captured the first D2CCA All-East Region Second Team and NE10 All-Conference First Team nods of his career, following a season in which he averaged 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per contest, while shooting 41.9 percent from the floor and 70.6 percent from the stripe. He reached 20 points on 16 occasions and 30 points five times, as he ranked third in the league in scoring.

Men's Ice Hockey (14-9-4, 7-5-3 NE10)

Notes:
- Men's ice hockey captured its second Northeast-10 title and first since 2014, knocking the monkey off its back with a 4-3 win at crosstown-rival Saint Anselm. The second-seeded Penmen scored a late goal in the semifinals to slip past third-seeded Saint Michael's at home before taking down the tournament's top seed.
- Junior goalie Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) earned NE10 Championship Most Outstanding Player, while joining freshman Joe Fiorino (Willow Grove, Pa.) and senior Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia) on the All-Championship Team.
- Head coach Sean Walsh was honored as the NE10 Coach of the Year in just his second season with the Penmen. Gutting was also named the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year, in addition to be selected as an All-Conference First Teamer, following a season in which he went 11-5-4 with a 2.17 GAA and .935 save percentage. Senior Brett Shawn (Wareham, Mass.) also earned a First Team nod with nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points. Fiorino and Jake Cox (Columbus, Ga.) also received All-Rookie accolades.
- The 14 victories were also the most for the program since it won 17 games during the 2013-14 season.