Week at a Glance: March 25-31

Week at a Glance: March 25-31

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (March 25-31, 2019)
 

Congratulations to SNHU Cheerleading for winning the New England Cheerleaders Association 2019 New England College All-Girl Advanced Championship on Saturday at the Ryan Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island! The squad also captured the Traveling Cup, which is awarded to the Grand Champions of the All-Girl divisions at NECA.

Female Athlete of the Week: Maddy Barone - Softball - Jr., P
Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 3-0, allowing just one run in 21 innings, while striking out 26 and walking only four during a 4-0 week. Barone fired a one-hitter against Post in a 6-0 victory Monday, before hurling her third straight shutout in a 2-0 blanking of Bentley on Saturday, as she allowed just four hits, strike out 10 and walked one. Barone, who held opponents to a .147 batting average, saw a 32-inning scoreless streak snapped in the sixth inning of Sunday's 6-1 win at Bentley. Barone also went 5-for-10 with four RBI at the plate. She was named the NE10 Pitcher of the Week earlier Monday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Joshua Goldstein - Baseball - R-Jr., 2B
Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) hit .385 (5-13) with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored, while slashing .429/.692/1.121 during a 4-0 week for the Penmen. Goldstein opened the week by going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored in an 8-0 win against Saint Michael's on Friday. He went 2-for-3 again in a 13-2 victory over Saint Anselm's in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, smacking his first career home run and picking up two RBI. Goldstein was 1-for-3 and drove in two more runs in Sunday's 6-1 against the crosstown-rival Hawks.

Baseball (19-6, 5-1 NE10, 4-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/27 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 8-0
3/30 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 3-1
3/30 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 13-2
3/31 vs. Saint Anselm - W, 6-1
This Week's Games:
4/2 vs. Franklin Pierce - 3:30 p.m.
4/5 vs. Southern Connecticut - 3:30 p.m.
4/6 vs. Saint Rose - 12 p.m.
4/6 vs. Saint Rose - 3 p.m.
4/7 vs. Le Moyne - 12 p.m.
4/7 vs. Le Moyne - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball, ranked seventh in the NCBWA Division II Poll, went 4-0 last week, as it opened Northeast Division play.
- Redshirt-junior Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) hit .385 (5-13) with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored, while slashing .429/.692/1.121. Goldstein opened the week by going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored in an 8-0 win against Saint Michael's on Friday. He went 2-for-3 again in a 13-2 victory over Saint Anselm in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, smacking his first career home run and picking up two RBI. Goldstein was 1-for-3 and drove in two more runs in Sunday's 6-1 against the crosstown-rival Hawks.
- Graduate student Cameron Scotia (Dudley, Mass.) earned the win in the blanking of Saint Michael's with eight shutout innings, as he allowed just four hits, struck out a career-high nine and did not walk a batter. Scotia limited the Purple Knights to a .133 batting average.
- Sophomore Idelson Taveras (Lawrence, Mass.) went 5-for-12 (.417) during the week with three RBI and three runs scored, in addition to walking three times to help bolster a .500 on-base percentage.
- Junior Jake Coro (Johnston, R.I.) went 4-for-10 at the dish, slashing .400/.500/.600/1.100 with three RBI and three runs scored during the week, while sophomore Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) turned in a slash line of .400/.455/.500/.955 with two RBI and two runs scored, as he also went 4-for-10 at the plate.
- Junior Phoenix Hernandez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) also hit his first home run of the season in the second game of Saturday's twinbill. He was 3-for-6 with three RBI, two runs scored and a 1.625 OPS in limited action.
- Sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) collected the win in game one of Saturday's doubleheader with Saint Anselm – a 3-1 victory – turning in three perfect innings of relief, striking out four without walking a batter. In game two, grad student Chris Murphy (Billerica, Mass.) worked six innings, giving up two runs – one earned – on four hits, punching out 11 and walking just one to earn the win.
- On Sunday, junior Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) relinquished just one run on three hits over seven innings against Saint Anselm, while striking out three and walking one, to pick up the victory.

Softball (20-4, 5-0 NE10, 3-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
3/25 vs. Post - W, 6-0 (at Merrimack - No. Andover, Mass.)
3/29 vs. Franklin Pierce - PPD
3/30 at Bentley - W, 2-0
3/30 at Bentley - W, 3-1
3/31 at Bentley - W, 6-1
This Week's Games:
4/1 vs. Franklin Pierce - 4 p.m.
4/3 vs. Saint Michael's - 3 p.m.
4/3 vs. Saint Michael's - 5 p.m.
4/6 vs. Pace - 12 p.m.
4/6 vs. Pace - 2 p.m.
4/7 vs. Adelphi - 12 p.m.
4/7 vs. Adelphi - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball, ranked 18th in the NFCA Division II Poll, went 4-0 last week, opening Northeast Division play with a sweep of Bentley to run its win streak to 12.
- Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 3-0, allowing just one run in 21 innings, while striking out 26 and walking only four during the week. Barone fired a one-hitter against Post in a 6-0 victory Monday, before hurling her third straight shutout in a 2-0 blanking of Bentley on Saturday, as she allowed just four hits, strike out 10 and walked one. Barone, who held opponents to a .147 batting average, saw a 32-inning scoreless streak snapped in the sixth inning of Sunday's 6-1 win at Bentley. Barone also went 5-for-10 with four RBI at the plate. She was named the NE10 Pitcher of the Week earlier Monday.
- Junior Gabriella Vachon (Newton, Mass.) had a home run, a double and four RBI for the week, as she hit a two-run homer and collected an RBI double to drive in all three runs in Saturday's 3-1 victory at Bentley.  
- Senior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) extended her hitting streak to 13 games before an 0-for-3 in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Bentley. She rebounded with three more hits Sunday to finish the week 5-for-13 (.385).

Men's Lacrosse (2-6, 1-4 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/27 at #20 Saint Anselm - L, 6-15
3/30 vs. #17 Assumption - L, 7-16
This Week's Games:

4/2 at Bentley - 7 p.m.
4/6 at Merrimack - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse went 0-2 last week, falling to a pair of nationally-ranked NE10 foes.
- Sophomore Cole Jacobsen (Dartmouth, Mass.) registered seven points on three goals and four assists, as he scored twice and dished three helpers in Wednesday's 15-6 loss at 20th-ranked Saint Anselm, before tallying a goal and an assist in Saturday's 16-7 loss to 17th-ranked Assumption.
- Freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) notched three goals and three assists for six points. He found the back of the net twice and set up a goal at Saint Anselm, and then posted a goal and two assists against the greyhounds.
- Freshman Alex Sturgess (Derry, N.H.) stopped 26 of the 50 shots he faced over 90 minutes of action, turning aside 19 of 34 against Saint Anselm, before making seven first-half saves versus Assumption. Redshirt-sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) steered aside 12 of the 19 shots he saw in the second half.

Women's Lacrosse (4-5, 1-4 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/27 at Saint Anselm - W, 14-12
3/30 at #1 Le Moyne - L, 2-23
This Week's Games:
4/2 vs. Stonehill - 7 p.m.
4/5 vs. #17 Assumption - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 1-1 last week, with a road takedown of in-city rival Saint Anselm.
- Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) registered eight points on six goals and two assists during the week. Wilder led SNHU to a 14-12 win at Saint Anselm on Wednesday with five goals and two assists, before adding a goal in a 23-2 loss at top-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday.
- Senior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) scored five goals during the week, finding the back of the net four times in the win over the Hawks and recording one tally at Le Moyne.
- Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) stopped 22 of the 53 shots she saw during the week for a .415 save percentage. She turned aside a career-best 15 of 27 in the Saint Anselm win, before making seven saves over the opening 45:21 at Le Moyne. Junior Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) did not stop any of the four shots she saw over the final 14:39. 

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
3/30 at Corsair Classic - 1st/16
This Week's Meets:

4/6 - SNHU Spring Invitational

Notes:
- Women's track & field finished first Saturday at the 16-team UMass Dartmouth Corsair Classic.
- Sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.) won two individual races and was a part of a first-place relay team to top all Penmen scorers. Decker ran a PR of 12.97 to take the 100-meter dash, and also won the 200 meters at 26.78.  
- The Penmen earned a first-place finish in the 4x400 relay, a team which included freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.), Decker, junior Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) and freshman Olivia Coco (Bedford, N.H.).
- Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) competed in two events on Saturday, winning both the discus throw (46.85m) and the hammer throw (48.33m). The discus throw was a personal record and a new school record.  Both winning throws met NCAA Provisional Qualifying Standards.

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 (7-3, 3-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
3/29 vs. Queens (N.Y.) - W, 4-1
3/30 vs. Stonehill - W, 6-1
This Week's Matches:
4/3 vs. Saint Michael's - 3 p.m. 
4/6 at Franklin Pierce - 12 p.m.
4/7 vs. Endicott - 11 a.m. 

Notes:
- Men's tennis, ranked No. 4 in the ITA East Region Rankings, went 2-0 last week, including another big win against regionally-ranked Queens (N.Y.).
- Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 3-1, including 2-0 at No. 1 singles. Fernandes recorded a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Kareem Rashad in SNHU's 4-1 win over Queens (N.Y.) - the second-ranked team in the region - Friday. He then breezed past Trent Newman, 6-0, 6-2, in Saturday's 6-1 triumph against Stonehill. Fernandes also teamed with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a 6-1 victory against Stonehill's Luke Mendoza and Vincent Huynh at No. 3 doubles.
- Vacalares was also 3-1, including 2-0 at No. 3 singles. Heposted a 6-3, 6-1 victory against Richard Sec in the win over Queens (N.Y.) and then made quick work of Russell White, 6-0, 6-1, in the Stonehill victory.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
3/25 at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic - 12th/14
3/26 at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic - 11th/14
This Week's Matches:
Idle

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.
- Senior Morgan Mitchell (Charlton, Mass.) fired a 71 in the opening round to become the first golfer in program history to card a sub-par round. Mitchell, who shot a 76 in the second round, totaled a 236 over the 54 holes, tying her for 19th, overall.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
4/1 at The Trojan
4/2 at the Trojan - cancelled

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 (Second 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 WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, 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.