Week at a Glance: April 1-7

Week at a Glance: April 1-7

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 1-7, 2019)
 

Congratulations to SNHU Cheerleading for claiming its highest finish ever at the NCA National Championships on Thursday and Friday. The Penmen advanced to the finals with a program record score in the prelims and just missed eclipsing that mark in the finals, as they finished fourth in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Female Athlete of the Week: Maddy Barone - Softball - Jr., P
Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 4-0 with a 0.52 ERA during a 7-0 week for the Penmen, as she improved to 14-1 with wins over Franklin Pierce, Saint Michael's, Pace and Adelphi. She allowed only two earned runs in the four starts, walking only three, while striking out 25 in 27 innings. Barone also contributed offensively with three doubles, going 4-for-16 at the plate during the week. She earned her third NE10 Pitcher of the Week award of the season earlier Monday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Jake Walkinshaw - Baseball - Gr., P
Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in a pair of starts during the 5-1 week for the Penmen. Walkinshaw, who held opponents to a .211 batting average, allowed three runs over 16 innings, while striking out 18 and walking just three. Walkinshaw gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, while striking out five and walking a pair, in Tuesday's 5-2 victory against Franklin Pierce, before going the distance and relinquishing one run on seven hits, while matching his career high with 13 strikeouts and walking just one in Sunday's 2-1 game-one victory over Le Moyne. 

Baseball (24-7, 10-2 NE10, 5-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/2 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 5-2
4/5 vs. Southern Connecticut - W, 5-4 (10 inn.)
4/6 vs. Saint Rose - W, 3-1
4/6 vs. Saint Rose - W, 10-0
4/7 vs. Le Moyne - W, 2-1
4/7 vs. Le Moyne - L, 2-9
This Week's Games:
4/9 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/13 at Stonehill - 12 p.m.
4/13 at Stonehill - 3 p.m.
4/14 at Stonehill - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Baseball, ranked seventh in the NCBWA Division II Poll, went 5-1 last week, running its win streak to nine before losing the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.
- Graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in a pair of starts during the week. Walkinshaw, who held opponents to a .211 batting average, allowed three runs over 16 innings, while striking out 18 and walking just three. Walkinshaw gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, while striking out five and walking a pair, in Tuesday's 5-2 victory against Franklin Pierce, before going the distance and relinquishing one run on seven hits, while matching his career high with 13 strikeouts and walking just one in Sunday's 2-1 game-one victory over Le Moyne.
- Junior Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) batted .360 (9-25) with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored, while slashing .429/.600/1.029. Blandini collected three multiple-hit games, including in the win against Franklin Pierce when he started the week by going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He was 2-for-4 for a walk, home run, RBI and run scored in a 5-4, 10-inning win against Southern Connecticut on Friday, and went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 10-0 game-two victory against Saint Rose on Saturday.
- Grad student Chris Murphy (Billerica, Mass.) fired eight shutout innings, allowing five hits, while striking out 10 and walking just one, in the game-two victory against Saint Rose. Murphy limited the Golden Knights to just a .185 batting average.
- Junior Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) threw six scoreless frames in a 2-1 win against Saint Rose in game one, allowing four hits – just one out of the infield – while striking out nine and walking one.
- Junior Dylan Faircloth (Cleveland, Texas) hit .316 (6-19) and slugged .500 with three RBI and a run scored during the week, while sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) was 6-for-20 (.300) with four extra-base hits, three RBI and three runs scored. Henrie doubled three times in the game-two win over Saint Rose, becoming the first Penmen since Zach Goldstein collected a trio of two-baggers in a 20-5 NCAA East Regional win over Felician University on May 21, 2016.
- Junior Jake Coro (Johnston, R.I.) crushed a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to sink Southern Connecticut, becoming the first Penmen to hit an extra-innings walk-off homer since Zach Goldstein led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a long-ball that lifted the Penmen to a 7-6 win against Assumption on April 16, 2016.

Softball (27-4, 12-0 NE10, 6-0 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/1 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 22-1 (5 inn.)
4/3 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 3-0
4/3 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 8-0 (5 inn.)
4/6 vs. Pace - W, 3-1
4/6 vs. Pace - W, 4-0
4/7 vs. Adelphi - W, 2-1 (8 inn.)
4/7 vs. Adelphi - W, 10-1 (5 inn.)
This Week's Games:
4/9 vs. Saint Michael's - 3 p.m.
4/10 at Franklin Pierce - 3 p.m.
4/10 at Franklin Pierce - 5 p.m.
4/12 vs. Assumption - 5 p.m.
4/13 vs. Assumption - 2 p.m.
4/13 vs. Assumption - 4 p.m.
4/14 vs. LIU Post - 12 p.m.
4/14 vs. LIU Post - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball, ranked 16th in the NFCA Division II Poll, went 7-0 last week to run its winning streak to 19 games. Over the 19-game win streak, the Penmen have outscored their opponents, 99-11. In 18 of the 19 wins, SNHU has given up less than two runs.
- Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) went 4-0 with a 0.52 ERA during the week, as she improved to 14-1 with wins over Franklin Pierce, Saint Michael's, Pace and Adelphi. She allowed only two earned runs in the four starts, walking only three, while striking out 25 in 27 innings. Barone also contributed offensively with three doubles, going 4-for-16 at the plate during the week. She earned her third NE10 Pitcher of the Week award of the season earlier Monday.
- Sophomore Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.) was also impressive in the circle, going 3-0 with a 0.47 ERA, including a complete-game shutout of Pace on Saturday. Strasser has won her last six decisions to improve to 9-1 on the season. She allowed 11 hits, while striking out seven and walking two over 15 innings.
- Senior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) had another big week at the plate. Producing two home runs, two doubles, four singles, four walks and a hit-by-pitch in her 23 plate appearances (.591 OBP). She was 8-for-17 (.471) with eight RBI and nine runs scored over the seven games. She was chosen as the NE10 Player of the Week earlier Monday.
- Sophomore Emily Critch (Halifax, Mass.) had her most productive week of the season at the plate with a .550 average and a .609 OBP. She went 4-for-7 with a homer and three RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Adelphi on Sunday. Critch had hits in six of her seven games for the week and handled all 14 chances at third base, as well.
- Freshman Emily Carbonneau (Lowell, Mass.) hit three homers and drove in 10 runs.  The highlight of the week came when she delivered a walk-off single in the eighth to beat Adelphi, 2-1, in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader. She was selected as the NE10 Rookie of the Week earlier Monday.

Men's Lacrosse (2-8, 1-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/2 at Bentley - L, 5-14
4/6 at #4 Merrimack - L, 9-16
This Week's Games:

4/10 vs. Saint Michael's - 7 p.m.
4/12 vs. Franklin Pierce - 7 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse went 0-2 last week.
- Senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) notched six points during the week, scoring four goals and handing out two assists. Shutz scored twice in Tuesday's 14-5 loss at Bentley and then turned in a four-point performance with two goals and two helpers in Saturday's 16-9 defeat at fourth-ranked Merrimack.
- Sophomore Mason Barchard (Chester, N.H.) added a goal and an assist against Bentley.
- Freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) posted a pair of goals at Merrimack. 
- Sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped 28 of the 58 shots he saw during the week. Murray made seven saves at Bentley and then piled up a career-high 21 against the Warriors.

Women's Lacrosse (4-7, 1-6 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/2 vs. Stonehill - L, 12-17
4/5 vs. #17 Assumption - L, 19-22
This Week's Games:
4/10 vs. #16 New Haven - 3:30 p.m.
4/13 at Southern Connecticut - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 0-2 last week.
- Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) scored 10 goals and picked up a team-high eight ground balls during the week. Wilder scored four goals and broke the program's all-time points record with her 256th on the final strike of the game, as SNHU lost to Stonehill, 17-12, Tuesday. Wilder then found the back of the net six times in a 22-19 loss to 17th-ranked Assumption on Friday.
- Senior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) recorded eight points on six goals and two assists. She scored three goals and added in assist in each game, reaching the 100-career-goal milestone against Assumption.
- Junior Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) also scored six goals and dished an assist, with a season-high four goals coming against the Greyounds.
- Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) stopped 21 of the 60 shots she faced during the week. She made eight saves against Stonehill and then racked up 13 versus Assumption.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/6 - SNHU Spring Invitational - 1st/5
This Week's Meets:
4/13 - Penmen Relays

Notes:
- Women's track & field enjoyed some home cooking on Saturday, cruising to victory at Penmen Stadium its own SNHU Spring Invitational.
- Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won the shot put (13.89m), discus throw (43.77m) and hammer throw (48.57).  
- Sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.) ran personal bests in the 100m (12.55 in prelims) and 200m (26.01).  Decker won the 200m dash, and finished second to Franklin Pierce's CeCe Telfer in the 100m prelim and final.  
- Junior Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) won the 100m hurdles (15.24 in finals) and 400m hurldles (1:07.80).
- The Penmen earned a first-place finish in the 4x100 relay, a team which included senior Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.), senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.), freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.) and Decker.  
- SNHU also picked up wins on Saturday with freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.) taking the 400m dash (59.56), junior Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) winning the 800m (2:17.67) and sophomore Maura Coakley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) notching a win in the mile (5:19.67). 

Women's Tennis (9-9, 6-5 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/7 vs. Endicott - W, 5-2
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's tennis capped its regular season with a 5-2 Senior Day victory against Endicott on Sunday.
- Senior Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) went 2-0 on the day, including a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Sala, who toppled Justin Hoover in her singles victory, also teamed with classmate Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) for a 6-1 No. 1 doubles triumph over Gretta Hartman and Fernanda Trevino.

Men's Tennis (10-3, 5-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/3 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 7-0
4/6 at Franklin Pierce - W, 7-0
4/7 vs. Endicott - W, 7-0
This Week's Matches:
4/9 vs. Bentley - 3 p.m. 
4/13 vs. Le Moyne - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis, ranked No. 4 in the ITA East Region Rankings, went 3-0 last week to run its win streak to seven.
- Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 5-0 during the week, including 3-0 at No. 1 singles. Fernandes breezed past Saint Michael's Max Allen, 6-0, 6-1, in a 7-0 win Wednesday, before downing Franklin Pierce's Roberto Chong, 6-1, 6-4, in another 7-0 triumph Saturday. Fernandes then wrapped up the week with a 6-0, 6-0 victory Sunday against Endicott's Charles Book in a third 7-0 shutout. Fernandes was also 2-0 at No. 3 doubles, teaming with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a 7-6 (11-9) defeat of FPU's James Bisazza and Andrew Schadt, while combining with Ricardo Marreiros for a 6-2 triumph over Endicott's Collin Dinardo and Christos Papadopoulos.

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

Notes:
- Women's golf was off last week and returns to the links April 15-16 when it wraps up its season by hosting the Penmen Spring Invitational at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H.

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

Notes:
- Men's golf finished fifth at the rain-shortened Trojan last Monday at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C.
- Senior Matt Paradis (Hooksett, N.H.) submitted a two-round total of 154, kicking off the tournament with a 78 in the opening round, before taking two strokes off with a 76, to finish tied for 18th.

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.