Week at a Glance: April 8-14

SNHU Athletes of the Week Tiago Fernandez and Olivia Strasser.

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (April 8-14, 2019)
 

Female Athlete of the Week: Olivia Strasser - Softball - So., P
Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.) went 3-0 with 0.00 ERA during a 5-2 week for the Penmen, allowing just one unearned run over 19 innings pitched. She went the distance in all three starts, which included back-to-back shutouts of Assumption and LIU Post. In the two clean sheets, Strasser gave up just nine hits, while striking out 14 and walking three. She has won her last nine starts and has only relinquished one earned run in her last six starts (34 IP), dating back to March 16.

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. Fernandes took down Bentley's Dylan Granat, 4-6, 6-4, 10-4, in a 7-0 win Thursday and then outlasted Le Moyne's Tom Jarry, 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 10-7, in a 6-1 victory Saturday. The win over Granat gave Fernandes his 75th career singles win and made him the program's all-time leader. Fernandes also teamed with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a pair of No. 3 doubles wins, as they topped Bentley's Nicholas Hatcher and Mauricio Fadul Rubod, 6-2, before edging Le Moyne's Xavier Graells and Andres Hernandez, 6-4.

Baseball (27-8, 13-3 NE10, 8-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/9 at Saint Michael's - W, 8-5
4/13 at Stonehill - W, 7-2
4/13 at Stonehill - L, 0-5
4/14 at Stonehill - W, 6-5
This Week's Games:
4/16 at Franklin Pierce - 6 p.m.
4/19 vs. Bentley - 3:30 p.m.
4/20 vs. Bentley - 12 p.m. (FOX College Sports)
4/20 vs. Bentley - 3 p.m. (FOX College Sports)

Notes:
- Baseball, ranked fourth in the NCBWA Division II Poll, went 3-1 last week.
- Sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) went 5-for-16 (.313) with a pair of extra-base hits, three walks, four RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases during the week, while slugging .438 and getting on base at a .421 clip for an OPS of .859. Henrie also made 26 errorless plays in the field. Henrie opened the week in a big way, going 3-for-5 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored, while delivering an RBI double in the seventh that gave the Penmen some breathing room in an 8-5 win at Saint Michael's on Thursday.
- Redshirt-junior Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) hit .375 (6-16) with an RBI, four runs scored and a pair of walks, while slashing .474/.438/.912. Goldstein also did not make an error in 21 chances at second base. Goldstein opened the week by going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored at Saint Michael's, before turning in a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI and a run scored in a 7-2 game-one win against Stonehill on Saturday. Goldstein was also 1-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's 6-5 win at Stonehill. All told, Goldstein finished 6-for-12 with an RBI and four runs scored in the three wins.
- Sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) fired three-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball, recording a pair of saves, as he allowed just one hit, struck out five and walked one.
- Redshirt-junior Endy Morales (Holyoke, Mass.) went 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA, as he allowed two runs on nine hits over seven innings, while fanning six and not walking a better, in Saturday's victory at Stonehill.
- Junior Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) earned the win in Sunday's rubber-match victory over Stonehill, giving up five runs – two earned – over seven innings, while striking out seven and walking three.
- Redshirt-sophomore Marcus Chavez (Queens, N.Y.) was 4-for-7 (.571) with an RBI and a run scored, slashing .571/.714/1.285 in two games.

Softball (32-6, 16-1 NE10, 10-1 NE10 NE)
Last Week's Results:
4/9 vs. Saint Michael's - PPD
4/10 at Franklin Pierce - W, 4-1
4/10 at Franklin Pierce - W, 11-1 (5 inn.)
4/12 vs. Assumption - W, 4-0
4/13 vs. Assumption - L, 3-5 (10 inn.)
4/13 vs. Assumption - W, 5-0
4/14 vs. LIU Post - L, 2-4
4/14 vs. LIU Post - W, 5-0
This Week's Games:
4/17 at Saint Anselm - 3 p.m.
4/17 at Saint Anselm - 5 p.m.
4/20 vs. Stonehill - 12 p.m.
4/20 vs. Stonehill - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Softball, ranked 13th in the NFCA Division II Poll, went 5-2 last week, as its winning streak came to an end at 22 straight.
- Sophomore Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.) went 3-0 with 0.00 ERA during the week, allowing just one unearned run over 19 innings pitched. She went the distance in all three starts, which included back-to-back shutouts of Assumption and LIU Post. In the two clean sheets, Strasser gave up just nine hits, while striking out 14 and walking three. She has won her last nine starts and has only relinquished one earned run in her last six starts (34 IP), dating back to March 16.
- Sophomore Shay Sauvageau (Griswold, Conn.) hit .500 (10-for-20) over the course of the week, as she knocked in four runs and also walked three times for a .565 on-base percentage. Sauvageau went 7-for-7 and knocked in all four of her runs in the doubleheader sweep of Franklin Pierce on April 10.
- Freshman Emily Carbonneau (Lowell, Mass.) hit two more home runs and drove in six runs during the week, while hitting .409 (9-22). She hit safely in six of seven games and turned in three multi-hit performances, including 4-for-7 in the doubleheader against the Ravens.

Men's Lacrosse (3-9, 2-7 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/10 vs. Saint Michael's - W, 10-5
4/12 vs. Franklin Pierce - L, 2-9
This Week's Games:

4/20 at American Int'l - 1 p.m.
4/23 vs. Le Moyne - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's lacrosse went 1-1 last week to halt a six-game skid.
- Freshman Tristan Pietz (Dudley, Mass.) led the team, offensively, with three goals and three assists for six points. He matched his career high with five points on three goals and a pair of assists in Wednesday's 10-5 victory over Saint Michael's.
- Senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) recorded four points on two goals and two assists - all against the Purple Knights.
- Sophomore Stephen Dubois (Goffstown, N.H.) registered four points on three goals and an assist, as he found the back of the net twice and set up a goal in the win.
- Sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped 23 of the 37 shots he saw during the week for a 7.00 GAA and .622 save percentage. Murray made 12 saves in the win and still turned aside 11 of 20 in a 9-2 loss to Franklin Pierce on Friday.

Women's Lacrosse (5-8, 2-7 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/10 vs. #16 New Haven - L, 5-12
4/13 at Southern Connecticut - W, 20-13
This Week's Games:
4/17 at Saint Michael's - 3:30 p.m.
4/20 vs. #19 Pace - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's lacrosse went 1-1 last week to bring a four-game slide to a halt.
- Junior Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) scored seven goals during a 1-1 week for the Penmen, to go with seven draw controls and four ground balls. Harrington matched a season high with four goals in Wednesday's 12-5 loss to 16th-ranked New Haven and then found the back of the net three times, while winning five draw controls, in Saturday's 20-13 come-from-behind victory at Southern Connecticut.
- Seniors Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) and Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) each recorded five goals and an assist in the win at Southern Connecticut.
- Kelsey Long registered five points on four goals and an assist during a 1-1 week for the Penmen, while scooping up 11 ground balls and winning seven draw controls. Long tallied a goal, seven ground balls and four draw controls in a 12-5 loss to 16th-ranked New Haven on Wednesday, and then posted four points on three goals and an assist, to go with four ground balls and three draw controls, in Saturday's 20-13 win at Southern Connecticut.
- Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) stopped 22 of the 47 shots she faced during the week for a 12.50 GAA and .468 save percentage. Ashford turned aside 14 of 26 shots against New Haven and then made eight saves at Southern Connecticut.

Women's Track & Field
Last Week's Results:
4/13 - Penmen Relays - 2nd/28
This Week's Meets:
4/19 - at Larry Ellis Invitational
4/20 - at Larry Ellis Invitational
4/20 - at George Davis Invitational

Notes:
- Women's track & field finished second out of 28 teams at the second annual Penmen Relays on Saturday.
- Junior Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) ran the fastest mile in program history, winning in 5:11.33.
- Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won the shot put (14.82m), finished second in the discus (46.70m) and fourth in the hammer throw (49.27m) to earn 23 team points on the day.
- The other win for SNHU came in the 1600 Sprint Medley, with freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.), senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.), sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.) and freshman Olivia Coco (Bedford, N.H.) running a 4:14.68.  

Men's Tennis (12-3, 7-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
4/9 vs. Bentley - W, 7-0 
4/13 vs. Le Moyne - W, 6-1
This Week's Matches:
4/17 at Assumption - 3 p.m. 
4/20 at Merrimack - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis, ranked 49th in the ITA Division II Poll and No. 4 in the ITA East Region Rankings, went 2-0 last week to run its win streak to nine.
- Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) went 4-0, including 2-0 at No. 1 singles. Fernandes took down Bentley's Dylan Granat, 4-6, 6-4, 10-4, in a 7-0 win Thursday and then outlasted Le Moyne's Tom Jarry, 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 10-7, in a 6-1 victory Saturday. The win over Granat gave Fernandes his 75th career singles win and made him the program's all-time leader. Fernandes also teamed with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a pair of No. 3 doubles wins, as they topped Bentley's Nicholas Hatcher and Mauricio Fadul Rubod, 6-2, before edging Le Moyne's Xavier Graells and Andres Hernandez, 6-4.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
4/13 at Assumption Spring Invitational - NTS
4/14 at Assumption Spring Invitational - NTS
This Week's Matches:
4/15 at Penmen Spring Invitational - Cancelled
4/16 at Penmen Spring Invitational 

Notes:
- Women's golf was off, as a team, last week and returns to the links April 16 when it wraps up its season by hosting the Penmen Spring Invitational at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H.
- Freshman Hannah May (Phoenix, Ariz.) was in action, playing the Assumption Spring Invitational as an individual on Saturday and Sunday. She shot an 86 in the opening round and an 87 in the final round to finish 11th with a 173.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
4/13 at Assumption Spring Invitational - NTS
4/14 at Assumption Spring Invitational - NTS
This Week's Matches:
4/19 at Penmen Spring Invitational
4/20 at Penmen Spring Invitational

Notes:
- Men's golf competed at the Assumption Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, but did not play as a team.
- Junior Jeremy Duhamel (Manchester, N.H.), one of five Penmen to compete as an individual, carded a 76 in the opening round and shot a 77 over the final 18 to place fifth with a 153.

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 earning 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 finished 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.

Women's Tennis (9-9, 6-5 NE10)

Notes:
- Women's tennis endured a tough season, health-wise, as it never played a match with its entire lineup intact. The result was the team missing the NE10 postseason for the first time since 2004 and snapping a run of 11 straight seasons it advanced to the semifinals.
- Freshman Alexxa Etienne (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) earned Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year honors, as she went 15-7, including 9-2 in league play. She also made the NE10 All-Conference First Team at No. 3 singles and received an All-Rookie Team nod.
- Seniors Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) and Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) received First Team recognition at No. 1 doubles for the second straight year after producing a 17-5 mark, including 10-1 in league play. Individually, Morais was a Third Team selection at No. 2 singles, where she went 16-7 on the season, including 8-3 in NE10 action.