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TABLE OF CONTENTS Director of Athletics Welcome........................................................................................................4 Learfield Directors’ Cup...................................................................................................................5 2015-16 Major Awards......................................................................................................................6 Penmen Honor Roll..........................................................................................................................7 Penmen in the Community.............................................................................................................8 Penmen in the Classroom................................................................................................................9 Penmen in the Media........................................................................................................................10 Penmen on Planes.............................................................................................................................11 Fall Sports...........................................................................................................................................12 Women’s Cross Country............................................................................................13 Men’s Cross Country..................................................................................................14 Field Hockey...............................................................................................................15 Women’s Golf..............................................................................................................16 Men’s Golf....................................................................................................................17 Women’s Soccer..........................................................................................................18 Men’s Soccer................................................................................................................19 Women’s Tennis..........................................................................................................20 Volleyball.....................................................................................................................21 Winter Sports.....................................................................................................................................22 Women’s Basketball....................................................................................................23 Men’s Basketball..........................................................................................................24 Cheerleading...............................................................................................................25 Men’s Ice Hockey........................................................................................................26 Spring Sports......................................................................................................................................27 Baseball........................................................................................................................28 Women’s Lacrosse.......................................................................................................29 Men’s Lacrosse............................................................................................................30 Softball.........................................................................................................................31 Men’s Tennis................................................................................................................32 Women’s Track & Field..............................................................................................33 Hall of Fame.......................................................................................................................................34 Queen City Cup.................................................................................................................................35 New Penmen Field Facility..............................................................................................................36 Penmen in Pro Facilities...................................................................................................................37 The 2015-16 Southern New Hampshire University Athletics Year in Review is a publication of the SNHU Athletic Communications office. Design and content produced by Eric Coplin, Geoff Lopes and Evan Medina. Photography by Gil Talbot, Jim Stankiewicz, SNHU Athletic Communications, Jacob VanRyn, Jim Robidoux, David Lane, David Sinclair, Charles Banke, Brian Tirpak and Timothy Flynn.

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LEARFIELD DIRECTORS' CUP SNHU placed 41st in the final release of the 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings as it recorded its best finish ever. The Penmen, who amassed a total of 356.75 points, were the third-ranked Northeast-10 institution in the standings, which includes 232 Division II schools. SNHU had recorded its best finishes in each of the previous two years, with the No. 41 ranking 34 spots better than last year’s top finish of 75th. The Penmen have steadily improved since being ranked 89th three years ago and 138th half a decade ago. Southern New Hampshire had a total of six teams compete in NCAA Championships this year, led by men’s golf, which earned a berth to the NCAA National Championship for the first time in program history. Baseball came up one game short of a trip to the College World Series with a defeat in the NCAA East Regional final. Softball fell one game LEARFIELD DIRECTORS' CUP short of the College World Series with a loss in the NCAA LAST SIX SNHU FINISHES East Super Regional, while men’s tennis bowed out in 2015-16 41 an NCAA East Regional Preliminary match. Men’s bas- 2014-15 75 ketball advanced to the NCAA East Regional semifinal, 2013-14 76 with men’s soccer falling in penalty kicks after playing to 2012-13 89 a 0-0 draw in a match that would have advanced it to the 2011-12 81 2010-11 138 national quarterfinals. The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports in Division II – seven men’s and seven women’s.

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2015-16 MAJOR AWARDS

(L-R): Erin Doherty, Jake Pickles, Alexa Allen, Rodney Sanders, Bridget O’Sullivan, Mike Mastroberti, Kristin Wilder, Ryan Gendron

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Athletes of the Year:

Kristin Wilder (Fr., Framingham, Mass., women’s lacrosse) Rodney Sanders (Sr., Elizabeth, N.J., men’s basketball)

Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year:

Alexa Allen (Sr., East Longmeadow, Mass., women’s lacrosse) Jonathan Lupinelli (Sr., Mont de Marsan, France, men’s soccer)

Senior Unsung Hero Award:

Bridget O’Sullivan (Sr., South Grafton, Mass., women’s soccer) Ryan Gendron (Gr., Nashua, N.H., baseball)

Senior Penmen Pride Award:

Erin Doherty (Sr., Marshfield, Mass., women’s basketball) Mike Mastroberti (Gr., Ramsey, N.J., baseball)

Jim Atherton Award:

Jake Pickles (top student-worker)

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2015-16 PENMEN HONOR ROLL ALL-AMERICA Alexa Bedell (Women’s Lacrosse) Cameron Joyce (Men’s Lacrosse) Dominic Samuel (Men’s Soccer) Sebastian Stezewski (Men’s Soccer) Sofiane Tergou (Men’s Soccer) Tim Viehoff (Baseball) Kristin Wilder (Women’s Lacrosse) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer) ALL-REGION Derek Bauer (Baseball) Alexa Bedell (Women’s Lacrosse) Manny Cruz (Baseball) Gavin Dugas (Men’s Golf) Ryan Gendron (Baseball) Mo Hannan (Softball) Carson Helms (Baseball)

Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Men’s Cross Country)

Eric Johnson (Men’s Lacrosse) Cameron Joyce (Men’s Lacrosse) Nicole Kennedy (Women’s Lacrosse) Sarah Lavallee (Softball) Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer) Mike Mastroberti (Baseball) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) Jake Nutter (Men’s Golf) Laura O’Hanlon (Women’s Cross Country) Olivia Parsons (Women’s Soccer) Dominic Samuel (Men’s Soccer) Rodney Sanders (Men’s Basketball) Sebastian Stezewski (Men’s Soccer) Sofiane Tergou (Men’s Soccer) Will Thompson (Men’s Lacrosse) Justin Valdespina (Baseball) Tim Viehoff (Baseball) Jake Walkinshaw (Baseball) Tyler Walsh (Men’s Lacrosse) Kristin Wilder (Women’s Lacrosse) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer) ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer) Sebastian Stezewski (Men’s Soccer) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer) ACADEMIC ALL-REGION/DISTRICT Alexa Allen (Women’s Lacrosse) Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer) Sebastian Stezewski (Men’s Soccer) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer) NORTHEAST-10 MAJOR AWARDS Northeast-10 Player of the Year Sofiane Tergou (Men’s Soccer) Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year Sarah Lavallee (Softball) Tim Viehoff (Baseball) Northeast-10 Defender of the Year Dominic Samuel (Men’s Soccer)

Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Year Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer) Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year Gavin Dugas (Men’s Golf) Kylie Lorenzen (Women’s Basketball) Ricardo Marreiros (Men’s Tennis) Kristin Wilder (Women’s Lacrosse)

Jake Nutter (Men’s Golf) Sebastian Ramirez [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Jeremy Reichentahl [Singles] (Men’s Tennis) Sebastian Stezewski (Men’s Soccer) Jaytoe Teh (Men’s Soccer) Will Thompson (Men’s Lacrosse) Justin Valdespina (Baseball)

NE-10 COACHES OF THE YEAR Matt Arvanitis (Men’s Golf) Greg Coache (Men’s Tennis) Paul Calkins (Men’s Lacrosse) Scott Loiseau (Baseball)

Jake Walkinshaw (Baseball)

NE-10 ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM Xavier Aubron [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Derek Bauer (Baseball) Alexa Bedell (Women’s Lacrosse) Gavin Dugas (Men’s Golf) Tiago Fernandes [Singles] (Men’s Tennis) Mo Hannan (Softball) Carson Helms (Baseball)

Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Men’s Cross Country)

Cameron Joyce (Men’s Lacrosse) Nour Kaddour [Doubles] (Women’s Tennis) Sarah Lavallee (Softball)

Ashley Loft [Singles & Doubles] (Women’s Tennis)

Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer) Miguel Marreiros [Singles] (Men’s Tennis) Ricardo Marreiros [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Mike Mastroberti (Baseball) Laura O’Hanlon (Women’s Cross Country Olivia Parsons (Women’s Soccer) Dominic Samuel (Men’s Soccer) Rodney Sanders (Men’s Basketball) Sofiane Tergou (Men’s Soccer) Tim Viehoff (Baseball) Kristin Wilder (Women’s Lacrosse) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer)

Rachel Wagner [Singles & Doubles] (Women’s Tennis)

NE-10 ALL-CONFERENCE THIRD TEAM Michael Bisbee (Men’s Cross Country) Rayane Boukemia (Men’s Soccer) Adrianna Frattasio (Women’s Lacrosse) Kyle Logan (Men’s Soccer) Alex Person (Baseball) Michael Rowley (Men’s Soccer) Chris Walters (Men’s Basketball) NE-10 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Daquaise Andrews (Men’s Basketball) Tyler Bivona (Men’s Soccer) Claude Diesse (Men’s Soccer) Artem Efimov-Barakov (Men’s Ice Hockey) Erin Garczynski (Softball) Connor Gavin (Baseball) Casiddy Huckins (Field Hockey) Sal Lo Medico (Men’s Lacrosse) Kylie Lorenzen (Women’s Basketball) Ricardo Marreiros (Men’s Tennis) Miranda Peloquin (Women’s Soccer) Kaitlyn Poje (Women’s Tennis)

Kristin Wilder (Women’s Lacrosse) Joshua Zbierski (Baseball) NORTHEAST-10 MALE OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer)

NE-10 ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM

NE-10 SPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer)

Gabby Cappello (Women’s Soccer) John Clancy (Men’s Golf) Kailey Coleman (Women’s Golf) Marisa Coronis (Volleyball) Manny Cruz (Baseball) Tiago Fernandes [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Erin Garczynski (Softball) Ryan Gendron (Baseball) Max Georgeff [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Zach Goldstein (Baseball) Nicole Kennedy (Women’s Lacrosse) Josh LaCasse (Men’s Golf) Trisha Luis (Women’s Soccer) Kaitlyn Lutinski (Women’s Golf) Miguel Marreiros [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Ricardo Marreiros [Singles] (Men’s Tennis) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) Erin Morrissey (Softball)

NE-10 ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE Alexa Allen (Women’s Lacrosse) Xavier Aubron (Men’s Tennis) Michael Bisbee (Men’s Cross Country) Aimee Cawlina (Women’s Golf) Erin Doherty (Women’s Basketball) Jim Gabrione (Men’s Ice Hockey) Ryan Gendron (Baseball) Orri Gustafsson (Men’s Soccer) Mo Hannan (Softball) Nicole Kennedy (Women’s Lacrosse) Jonathan Lupinelli (Men’s Soccer) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) Alexa Poulin (Women’s Soccer Sebastian Stezewski (Men’s Soccer) Jake Walkinshaw (Baseball) Stacey Wojcik (Women’s Cross Country) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer)

Lindsay Baum [Singles & Doubles] (Women’s Tennis)

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PENMEN IN THE COMMUNITY Men’s basketball rang the bell for the Salvation Army as it collected donations outside the Hooksett, N.H., Market Basket on Dec. 3

Women’s basketball raised nearly $2,500 for breast cancer charities via its 11th annual Penmen Pink Day on Feb. 6.

The four Penmen matches were honored on Team IMPACT Night during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Franklin Pierce on Feb. 17. Women’s lacrosse supported the One Love Foundation to spread awareness of domestic violence by holding its “Yards for Yeardley” fundraiser against American Int’l on April 23.

Baseball alum and 2015 Northeast-10 Man of the Year Kyle Thomas threw out the first pitch in honor of his father, Glen, who is battling ALS, for the team’s #StrikeoutALS game May 3 against Saint Michael’s.

Women’s soccer teamed with the MLS’ FC Dallas on June 12 to hold a “science of soccer” clinic, using math and science to teach the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas the game of soccer.

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PENMEN IN THE MEDIA Men’s and women’s basketball again enjoyed one of the most extensive television and radio packages in Division II during the 2015-16 season. A total of 10 men’s and women’s basketball games were shown regionally and nationally on NESNplus and NESN National. In addition, SNHU once again partnered with WGIR 610 AM to broadcast a total of 19 men’s and women’s basketball games, including a pair of NCAA East Regional men’s basketball games in Philadelphia, Pa. Also, for the first time in program history, a pair of baseball games were broadcast live on NESNplus and NESN National. SNHU also maintained its partnership with Pack Network, streaming 151 live athletic events on SNHUPenmen.tv during the 2015-16 school year.

In another effort to stay nationally relevant, SNHU was showcased on an episode of “College Sports Weekly,” which airs on a group of at least 10 networks, headlined by Fox College Sports and NESN, that are shown in more than 100 million households, covering all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide. The show, which was shot on campus April 22-24, gives viewers an inside look at the SNHU athletic department, including interviews with coaches and staff members, as well as a behind-the-scenes peek at its facilities, operations and support staff. The show will also highlight SNHU’s many partnerships with professional organizations, along with its tradition of many student-athletes playing professionally following graduation.

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PENMEN ON PLANES Men’s soccer took on LIU Post in an NCAA Third Round match at the University of Charleston (W.Va.) on Nov. 19.

Men’s basketball played an exhibition game against the University of Maryland – the preseason No. 1 team in the country – on Nov. 6. The squad also took part in the NCAA East Regional in Philadelphia, Pa., from March 12-13.

Men’s ice hockey played a pair of contests against Arizona State to open the season Nov. 23-24.

Nacho Hernando-Angulo became the first men’s cross country runner ever to compete at the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 21 at Missouri Southern State.

Men’s golf made its first ever appearance in the NCAA National Championship from May 17-19 in Denver, Colo. The team also made a trip to North Carolina, with the women traveling to Nevada.

Softball played a 10-game slate in Florida from March 11-16, while baseball competed in seven games March 12-19, in addition to playing five in South Carolina. Volleyball and cheerleading, as well as men’s and women’s tennis, also visited the Sunshine State.

Women’s basketball played three exhibition games during a 10-day trip to Barcelona and Rome from June 7-17.

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Women’s soccer teamed with the MLS’ FC Dallas on June 12 to hold a “science of soccer” clinic, using math and science to teach the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas the game of soccer.

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F A L L S P O R T S IN THIS SECTION Women’s Cross Country........ 13 Men’s Cross Country.............. 14 Field Hockey........................... 15 Women’s Golf.......................... 16 Men’s Golf................................ 17 Women’s Soccer...................... 18 Men’s Soccer............................ 19 Women’s Tennis...................... 20 Volleyball................................. 21


WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY Women’s cross country placed in the top 10 in three of the four meets they scored in this season, including a ninth-place showing at the Northeast-10 Championship. The Penmen were 20th at the NCAA East Regional. Laura O’Hanlon became the first ever two-time Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team performer in program history after becoming women’s cross country’s inaugural First Team selection in 2014. O’Hanlon placed third overall at NE-10s in a time of 22:37. O Hanlon also garnered United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) All-East Region accolades, joining teammate Stacey Wojcik (2014) and Emma Lundberg (2010) as one of three SNHU runners ever to earn the honor. O’Hanlon completed the NCAA East Regional course in a time of 21:59, which was good enough for seventh overall in a field of 186 student-athletes.

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MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY In a total of eight events, the men’s cross country team finished in the top five on five occasions. Among those, SNHU put up a fourth-place effort in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, with a top-five time of 2:09:57, just two minutes behind the top team. In the season opener at the Shacklette Invitational, the Penmen finished second and were led by junior Nacho Hernando-Angulo, who took first place, individually, posting a time of 26:18 in his first race ever for the Penmen. Hernando-Angulo would go on to achieve levels of success previously unseen in program history. He captured three individual titles, set a new school record in an 8,000-meter event, posted the highest finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship (No. 3) and NCAA East Regional (No. 5), and also became the first-ever United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honoree and Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference selection. Hernando-Angulo also placed in the top-five in seven of the nine events he competed in during the fall.

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FIELD HOCKEY In its second season back following a 32-year hiatus, the field hockey team came into the 2015 season ready to take on the highly competitive Northeast-10 conference and battled day-in and day-out. The season opened up in a positive manner, as SNHU won a pair of non-conference games against Saint Thomas Aquinas and Dowling. Freshman Cassidy Huckins made some noise in 2015, as she was selected to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team. Her three goals ranked second on the Penmen squad. Her first career goal was the game winner in the opener against Saint Thomas Aquinas. Sophomore Amaris Taylor once again led the charge, offensively, scoring four goals and tallying an assist for a total of nine points on the season. Freshman Maddie Holt also had a noteworthy season, as she netted two goals for four points. In net, Jill Piacitelli started in 16 games, amassing over 1,000 total minutes played. Piacitelli picked up both victories on the season, via the shutout. She saved 158 shots and allowed 59 goals for a .728 save percentage on the year.

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WOMEN'S GOLF In its third season as a varsity team, the Penmen women’s golf team competed in nine total events, marking a fourth-place finishes at the Northeast-10 Championship and Le Moyne Fall Shootout, as well as impressive second-place efforts at the Franklin Pierce Shootout and Lady Penmen Spring Classic. Kaitlyn Lutinski posted a team-low 613 strokes through seven rounds, ranking fifth overall at the Franklin Pierce Invitational, as she shot an 81 on day one and followed that with an 80 round. Juniors Kerry Twomey and Aimee Cawlina put up top-10 performances at Franklin Pierce for the second time on the year. Twomey shot a career-best 83 on the second day, along with an 89 on day one to place seventh with a 172. Cawlina was just one spot back, shooting consecutive 88 rounds. In the Northeast-10 Championship, Lutinski tied for eighth by shooting a 170, including the best single round for a Penmen with an 82 on the second day. Kailey Coleman finished 10th overall with a 178. Lutinski fired a 79 in the second round of the Lady Penmen Classic, which stood as the second best score of the day. She finished fifth, overall, with a 170, while Cawlina placed sixth with a 173.

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MEN'S GOLF Men’s golf capped the 2015-16 season with the program’s first trip to the NCAA National Championship, which took place at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colo. The team placed 16th, overall – the best finish for a school from New England in 12 years. The team advanced after finishing second at the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Regional on the strength of a second-round 285, which stood as the best team round of the tournament and was the only sub-par score of the 60 total rounds played by the 20 participating teams over the three-day period. The Penmen captured the Barton Intercollegiate during the spring – their fourth tournament win of the season after putting up an impressive fall season, with victories at the Le Moyne Fall Preview, the Northeast-10 Championship and New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship. Senior Jake Nutter and freshman Gavin Dugas both earned Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING East All-Region Team honors for their efforts during the season. The duo finished tied for 10th with a 224 at the NCAA East/Atlantic Regional to help the Penmen clinch that first ever NCAA National Championship berth. Nutter was 23rd at Nationals, with Dugas checking in at 74th. Nutter placed in the top 10 in all 10 events leading up to nationals, in addition to registering six top-five performances and winning a pair of tournaments. Nutter captured the Barton Intercollegiate, while also coming away victorious at the Saint Rose Fall Shootout as the Penmen placed second. Nutter’s ninth-place showing at the Northeast-10 Championship garnered him an All-Conference Second Team nod, while his performance in the playoff gave the Penmen their third NE-10 title and first since 2002. Dugas penned four top-10 finishes and placed in the top three on three occasions. Dugas’ most impressive showing came when he helped the Penmen capture the NE-10 crown as he shot two-under 142 to place third, overall. Dugas was named the NE-10 Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team for his efforts. Dugas also helped SNHU win both the NEIGA Championship and the Le Moyne Fall Invitational with respective second- and third-place finishes. Freshman Matt Paradis was also a huge bright spot for the Penmen, as he carded a trio of top-5 performances, including a pair of second-place finishes, shooting 146 at both the Barton Intercollegiate and Mike Bello Invitational.

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WOMEN'S SOCCER The women’s soccer team finished with an impressive 11-5-2 record in 2015, a vast improvement from a year prior. The Penmen went 6-1 in the month of September, outscoring opponents 12-4 in that stretch. By season’s end, the team had earned the No. 4 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship tournament – its first appearance since 2012. The 2015 squad unquestionably possessed a lot of talent, as four players were selected to Northeast-10 All-Conference teams, including First Teamer Olivia Parsons, Second Team selections Gabby Cappello and Trisha Luis, and All-Rookie Team member Miranda Peloquin. Parsons would go on to also to capture Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-East Region Second Team recognition. Parsons, a junior, was part of a back line that kept opponents’ scoring average to just 0.78 – the fourth best mark in the NE10. On the offensive side of the ball, Parsons put up two goals and an assist for five total points, showing the variety of her contributions. Cappello, a midfielder, finished with three goals and four assists on the season. The four assists put her in the top 10 of the conference, showing her ability to create plays. Luis had herself a season to remember. Totaling 17 points on a team-high seven goals and three assists, Luis tied for the lead league in game winners, with six of her seven landing the Penmen a victory. Peloquin had an incredible debut season for SNHU, totaling a pair of goals in 2015. Peloquin highlighted her season with an overtime game winner against Saint Michael’s on Oct. 20. In goal, the starting duties were split down the middle, as junior Autumn Scanlon and sophomore Paige Salmon each appeared in nine matches, holding opponents to a GAA of 0.86 and 0.70, respectively. Each of the two had three shutouts, showing their strength in net. Scanlon stopped 45 shots and allowed eight goals for an .849 save percentage, while Salmon saved 46 and surrendered seven, saving 86.8 percent of the shots she faced.

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MEN'S SOCCER Men’s soccer finished the season ranked No. 9 overall after submitting a record of 19-1-1 and reaching the East Regional final for the first time since their national title run in 2013. The Penmen, who earned their 21st overall NCAA Tournament berth and eighth straight, which is the longest current active streak in Division II, captured the Northeast-10’s top seed following a 12-1-0 conference mark and went on to earn their fourth straight NE-10 title. The Penmen hosted NCAA regional play for the fifth straight year and the seventh time in the past eight seasons. The only regular season loss for the Penmen came at the hands of Merrimack, which they would avenge in the NCAA Tournament second round before falling on penalty kicks in the East Regional final against LIU Post. SNHU ended its season Nov. 19, having not allowed a goal since Oct. 27 – a span of six full matches and 624:52. Throughout 2015, the Penmen were ranked at the top of the national poll, and won the first 13 games of the season, outscoring opponents 31-7 in that stretch. Graduate student Sofiane Tergou and seniors Dominic Samuel and Nick Zucco were selected as Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) All-Americans, while those three, along with senior Jonathan Lupinelli and Sebastian Stezewski, were chosen as All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Zucco, Lupinelli and Stezewski were also selected as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Headlined by Tergou, the Northeast-10 Player of the Year, Samuel, the Defender of the Year, and Zuccco, the Goalkeeper of the Year, 11 Penmen were honored by the NE-10 with All-Conference recognition. Lupinelli joined the trio on the All-Conference First Team, while Stezewski and fellow senior Jaytoe Teh held down Second Team spots. Junior Michael Rowley and grad students Rayane Boukemia and Kyle Logan were all Third Team selections, with freshmen Claude Diesse and Tyler Bivona earning places on the All-Rookie Team. Tergou tallied eight goals and 12 assists for 28 points in 2015. He would finish second in the league in both assists and points, while ranking in the top 10 in both total goals and game-winning goals. Samuel helped the Penmen accumulate the lowest goals against average in the league and added three goals of his own. Zucco only allowed eight goals and made 53 saves for a microscopic GAA of 0.43 and an .869 save percentage. The Penmen goalkeeper finished the season with a 16-1-1 record, including a remarkable 12 shutouts, and will carry a personal shutout streak of 561:02 into next season. In the league, Zucco ranked first in wins, shutouts, goals against, GAA and save percentage.

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WOMEN'S TENNIS Women’s tennis finished with a 12-7 record, including an impressive 11-1 conference mark. The Penmen were a perfect 7-0 on the road before battling a handful of tough teams during the spring Florida trip and at one point had 10 consecutive victories before falling to Stonehill in the Northeast-10 Championship semifinals, 5-3. It marked the ninth consecutive season the Penmen had reached the semifinal round. In singles action, senior Ashley Loft led the way, posting a 16-5 record, including a 12-0 mark in conference play. Sophomore Lindsay Baum had an impressive season of her own, finishing with a 12-3 record and an 11-1 conference mark. Freshmen Kaitlyn Poje and Rachel Wagner each had solid seasons, as well, going 10-2 in NE-10 action. On the doubles side, the pairing of Nour Kaddour and Loft went 13-1 together, including 9-0 in conference play. Baum and Wagner were another duo to be reckoned with, winning eight of the 12 times they were side-by-side to go with a conference mark of 7-2. Loft garnered Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team laurels at No. 2 Singles, and teamed with Kaddour to earn First Team honors at No. 1 Doubles. Baum and Wagner were tabbed Second Team at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively, with the duo also collecting a second Team nod at No. 3 doubles. Poje rounded out the Penmen honorees by being named to the All-Rookie Team.

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VOLLEYBALL Volleyball reached the Northeast-10 Conference Championship for the second consecutive year, finishing the season with a 7-7 conference mark and 12-15 overall record. Sophomore Marisa Coronis earned the distinction of Northeast-10 All-Conference Second Team. The middle hitter appeared in all 27 matches, tallying 288 kills with a .282 hitting percentage, which was good for seventh best in the conference. Coronis, who had at least 10 kills in 17 of the 27 matches, totaled a season-high 20 kills against Stonehill on Sept. 29. Senior Catherine Cotton had already broken the program’s all-time assist total last season, entering 2015 with 2,659. Cotton picked up another 896 assists this season, continuing to lead the team as she closed out her Penmen career. In addition, sophomore Victoria Wehrmann and junior Megan Salamun had stand-out seasons, notching 197 and 195 kills, respectively. Following an impressive 2014, the Penmen made 2015 memorable, as they went on a four-match winning streak in September and also kicked off November with three consecutive victories. All seven of those wins were in straight sets, showing the team’s true potential. On Sept. 8 against Assumption, the Penmen had one of their most dominant sets of the season, winning by 15 points.

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL The 2015-16 women’s basketball campaign kicked into gear right away as the team matched the 1988-89 squad for the best start in program history at 8-0. A perfect 6-0 in the month of November, the Penmen won by double digits on four of those occasions. Tallying a total of 14 wins on the season, women’s basketball improved on their record from the previous season, showing signs of a bright future ahead for the program. Freshman standout Kylie Lorenzen took home the honor of Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year and led the way offensively for the Penmen. The fourtime NE-10 Rookie of the Week was also selected to the All-Rookie Team. In her first campaign at SNHU, Lorenzen averaged just under 12 points per game and shot 52 percent from the floor – good enough for second in the league. Lorenzen was impressive on the glass, as well, pulling down 6.6 rebounds per game on the year. Senior Erin Doherty finished her career at Southern New Hampshire as the second leading scorer for the Penmen. Averaging over 27 minutes per game, Doherty was efficient, putting up 8.2 points per game, along with 5.0 boards and 1.5 assists.

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MEN'S BASKETBALL In head coach Stan Spirou’s 31st season at the helm of the Southern New Hampshire men’s basketball program, the Penmen took home their second Northeast-10 Championship and reached the semifinal round of the NCAA East Regional. The early parts of the season were up and down for the Penmen, playing just over .500 through the first couple of months. After dropping three straight, however, Southern New Hampshire emerged with a strong finish, winning eight of its last 10 regular-season contests. Senior Rodney Sanders finished his Southern New Hampshire career in excellent fashion, being named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association East All-Region Second Team. The team’s leading scorer averaged over 20 points per contest, while shooting 54.7 percent from the field, including 51 percent from beyond the arc, and a deadly 87 percent from the charity stripe. Sanders also accumulated a selection to the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team and played in the Reese’s/NABC Division II All-Star Game at the Elite Eight in Frisco, Texas, where he led all scorers with 23 points on the day. Redshirt-sophomore Chris Walters and senior BJ Cardarelli contributed effectively throughout the season, as well, averaging 17.2 and 11.9 points per game, respectively. Walters shot the ball extremely well, posting a 50 percent shooting clip and came close to putting up a double-double for the season as he pulled down 9.5 rebounds per contest. Cardarelli was effective from the free throw line at 86 percent and averaged 4.4 rebounds per game. Despite being seeded eighth in the NCAA East Regional, the Penmen outplayed top-seeded Holy Family and became the first 8-seed ever to knock out a 1-seed in the East Regional with an 88-80 win March 12. This would be their final victory, however, as Southern New Hampshire’s season ended with a heartbreaking overtime loss to Stonehill the next night.

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CHEERLEADING Following tryouts in May, the 17 members of the team began practicing in early September for what would be the most successful season in program history. The squad was on the sidelines of all basketball home games from November into March, cheering on their fellow Penmen, while also preparing for their own mission of shaking things up at NCA Nationals in Dayton Beach, Fla. The team came back from the holiday break a bit early to dedicate some time to learning the important material that would be perfected in the coming months leading up to competition season. The team competed locally at several competitions to prepare for the spotlight at Nationals, earning a pair of third-place standings locally amongst some of the stronger New England programs in both Division I and Division III. The team headed to Nationals on April 5 and kicked off the competition on day one against a field of 11 teams. The top half of the division goes straight through to finals, where the bottom half has one more opportunity to compete again for a “Wild Card� spot in finals. The team had never made it straight through to finals until this season when it earned the No. 4 spot. The team carried that feeling of elation over to day two before finishing fifth overall.

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MEN'S ICE HOCKEY Men’s ice hockey program finished the season with an 8-14-4 mark. The regular season finished on a bright note for SNHU, as it won three of its final four contests, which was good enough for the Penmen to earn the No. 3 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship. Freshman Artem Efimov-Barakov was named to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team. In 24 games played, Efimov-Barakov netted six goals and six assists for twelve points, ranking second amongst freshmen in the Conference. He finished the season with three multi-point efforts, one of which came on Feb. 9, where he scored the game-winning goal. Senior Jim Gabrione finished his career off with an impressive season, leading the way in points for the Penmen with 23 on eight goals and 15 assists (+5 rating). Sophomore Kyle Valliere had the highest goal total, netting a dozen markers in 23 games played. Sophomore defenseman Sean McTiernan posted an impressive 12-point season, finding the back of the net on four occasions and accumulating eight assists.

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BASEBALL Baseball submitted the program’s best season ever as it finished the season with an overall record of 50-7, after reeling off a program-best 19 straight wins from March 31-April 24. The team set a new program record for victories, surpassing the 43 wins by the 2012 team that advanced to the NCAA Division II College World Series in Cary, N.C. The Penmen captured their second Northeast-10 championship and made their fifth straight NCAA Championship appearance at the East Regional. After dropping the opener, the Penmen staved off elimination five straight times over four days to force a winner-take-all game two in the final before falling, 6-3, to Franklin Pierce. Senior Tim Viehoff was named an All-American by both the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA; Third Team) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA; Honorable Mention). Viehoff, who also earned American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings East All-Region First Team, Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East Region Pitcher of the Year, D2CCA East All-Region First Team, NCBWA East Pitcher of the Year, NCBWA East All-Region First Team, Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year and NE-10 All-Conference First Team honors, finished 8-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 14 starts. Over 92 innings, the lefty gave up 53 hits, while striking out 115 and walking just 29. Over six outings from March 26-April 24, Viehoff, who has limited the opposition to just a .165 batting average this season, went 5-0 with a microscopic 0.42 ERA and 59 strikeouts in just 43 innings. Viehoff finished the regular season tied for second in the conference in wins and ranked third in both ERA and strikeouts. Head coach Scott Loiseau was named the Coach of the Year by the Northeast-10 for the third time and by the NCBWA for the second time for the East Region. Junior Carson Helms received East All-Region First Team honors from the ABCA, D2CCA, NCBWA and Northeast-10. In 56 games, Helms hit .377 (80-212) to go along with nine home runs, 61 RBI and 61 runs scored. The center fielder put together a slash line of .448/.656/1.104, while successfully swiping 24 of 29 bases. The quad-captain led the league in doubles and ranked second in slugging and extra-base hits, third in runs and total bases, fourth in batting and OBP, fifth in hits, home runs and RBI and eighth in triples. Graduate student Mike Mastroberti was recognized as an East All-Region Second Teamer by the ABCA, D2CCA and NCBWA, in addition to earning a spot on the NE-10 First Team. Junior Manny Cruz has also received ABCA East Second Team, D2CCA East Second Team, NCBWA East Honorable Mention and NE-10 Second Team honors. Classmate Ryan Gendron, an NE-10 Second Team pick, was feted as an All-Region Second Teamer by both the ABCA and D2CC, as were sophomores Justin Valdespina and Jake Walkinshaw. The team, in addition to penning a new wins record, set new single-season marks for runs (494), hits (608), doubles (124), triples (39), home runs (56), RBI (405) and stolen bases (170). The following individuals also set new single-season records: Cruz and junior Zach Goldstein (68 runs), Mastroberti (90 hits, 13 triples), Helms (22 doubles), Gendron (12 homes runs), Bauer (67 RBI) and junior Alex Person and Valdespina (10 wins).

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WOMEN'S LACROSSE Women’s lacrosse finished 12-6 overall and earned the No. 5 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship after going 8-5 in league play. It marked the first NE-10 Championship berth for the Penmen since 2011, while the 12 wins were one shy of the program record of 13 victories from the 2009 season. The team put together the program’s best start ever at 5-1 and, following back-to-back losses, captured six of its next seven and wrapped the year with a 12-9 loss to New Haven in the NE-10 quarterfinals. Freshman Kristin Wilder and Alexa Bedell were chosen as Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America Second Team selections – the first All-Americans for the Program since 2011. Wilder, an IWLCA North All-Region Second Team pick and the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year, as well as an NE-10 All-Conference First Team and All-Rookie Team selection, put together the greatest season ever for a Southern New Hampshire freshman after amassing 76 goals and nine assists for 85 points. The attack, who scored the most goals ever by a Penmen in a single season and notched the most points for a SNHU freshman in a single campaign, finished 20 points shy of Sherry Darrell’s 2008 overall mark for points. Wilder, a five-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week, finished the regular season first in the Northeast-10 in goals and third in points after starting all 18 contests. Bedell, who joined Wilder on the IWLCA North All-Region Second Team and NE-10 First Team, racked up 80 points on 50 goals and 30 assists after starting all 18 games. Wilder and Bedell were joined on the IWLCA North All-Region Second Team by NE-10 Second Teamer, junior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy, who led the conference in saves, while placing third in both save percentage and wins. Senior defender Adrianna Frattasio was chosen as an NE-10 Third Team selection and was invited to play in the IWLCA North/South All-Star Game.

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MEN'S LACROSSE Men’s lacrosse posted the program’s best season ever with a 10-6 mark that included a 7-4 record in the Northeast-10. The team, which won a program-record eight consecutive contests, also set a new mark with the 10 single-season victories. The squad earned a home game in the Northeast-10 Championship for the first time in its history, defeating Pace, 15-13, before falling to eventual National Champion, Le Moyne, in the semifinal round. Head coach Paul Calkins was recognized as both the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) and Northeast-10 Coach of the Year for the first time in his 28-year career, while senior Cameron Joyce earned NEILA Player of the Year and First Team honors from both NEILA and the NE-10 after notching 51 goals and 34 assists for 85 points. Joyce ranked second in the NE-10 in both goals and points, as well as third in assists, while sitting in the top 10 in the nation in goals, points and assists per contest. Before having both streaks snapped in the semifinal against Le Moyne, Joyce had registered at least one point in 34 straight games dating back to the 2014 season and had recorded multiple points in 22 consecutive outings. Joyce became just the third Penmen in school history to reach the 200-career-point plateau on April 30 and sits third in program history in points (204) and goals (138), and is tied for seventh in career assists (66). Junior Will Thompson (Second Team) and Sal Lo Medico (All-Rookie Team) also received all-conference nods from the NE-10. Thompson was a NEILA First Teamer, while senior Eric Johnson and juniors Keifer Heckman and Tyler Walsh were all Second Team picks.

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SOFTBALL Softball finished with an overall record of 29-15, while going 17-6 in Northeast-10 play and clinching its fourth straight Northeast-10 Northeast Division title. The team advanced to its third straight conference final, where it fell to Pace. The Penmen earned their fourth NCAA Tournament berth, including their third straight, and advanced to the East Super Regional for the second-year-in-a-row and fell to Adelphi to end their season. Sophomore Sarah Lavallee was named the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year and was joined on the All-Conference First Team by senior Mo Hannan. Junior Erin Morrissey and freshman Erin Garczynski were both Second Team selections. Lavallee, a Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All Region Second Team pick, was dominant in the circle for the Penmen, as she boasted a 19-7 record in 30 games and 21 starts. Lavallee ranked second in the NE-10 in wins, third in earned run average (1.77) and fifth in strikeouts (131) over 190 innings of work. She led the league in shutouts (10), placed second in innings pitched and has hurled 17 complete games. Lavallee surrendered one earned run or fewer in 17 outings, allowed five hits or fewer 14 times and fanned at least five on 14 occasions. With the bat in her hand, Lavallee hit .275 with nine home runs and 21 RBI. Hannan was an East All-Region First Team choice by both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the CCA. Hannan continued to serve as one of the top table-setters in the region, as she is batted .377, reached base at a .418 clip and slugged .532 from the leadoff spot. Her 58 hits ranked fourth in the NE-10, and she finished fifth in doubles (12), seventh in total bases (82), ninth in runs scored (31), No. 11 in batting average and checked in at No. 13 in OBP. Hannan reached base safely in 36 of the Penmen’s 44 games, and drove in 22 runs while connecting on four home runs. She played flawless defense in center, recording 46 putouts and adding an assist in 47 total chances.

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MEN'S TENNIS Men’s tennis finished the season 14-8 after earning a fifth NCAA Tournament berth and the program’s second Northeast-10 Championship. The Penmen also finished their NE-10 schedule a perfect 10-0 for the first time to capture their first NE-10 regular-season title. The team posted consecutive 5-2 wins against Bentley and Adelphi in the semifinals and finals, respectively, before being ousted from the NCAAs by Queens (N.Y.). Head coach Greg Coache was feted as the league’s Coach for the Year for the seventh time, including the third time on the men’s side, while sophomore Ricardo Marreiros was selected as the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year. Marreiros, also received an All-Conference Second Team selection at No. 1 singles, a First Team accolade at No. 2 doubles along with classmate Xavier Aubron and an All-Rookie Team nod. Marreiros went 27-13 overall, including 16-2 in league play, while the doubles duo was 11-6 as a combo, including 8-1 in league play. Marreiros’ brother, fellow sophomore Miguel Marreiros, was chosen for the First Team at No. 2 singles, as well as the Second Team at No. 1 doubles with fellow sophomore Tiago Fernandes. Marreiros produced a 22-16 overall record, including a 15-3 league mark. Marreiros went 10-9 in singles action, including 8-1 in the Northeast-10, while going 12-7 in doubles with a 7-2 conference record. Fernandes notched a First Team selection at No. 4 singles after producing an 18-6 record, including a perfect 10-0 mark in NE-10 action. Sophomore Jeremy Reichentahl rounded out the singles honors for the Penmen with a Second Team selection at No. 5 singles, while freshman Max Georgeff and Sebastian Ramirez earned Second Team recognition at No. 3 doubles.

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WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD Women’s track & field finished in the top five in two of the four meets they scored in during their inaugural season, including a first-place showing in the program’s first meet ever at Plymouth State University. Junior Sahara Brown captured the program’s first individual conference title by winning the javelin throw with a mark of 39.75 – nearly a full meter better than the next closest competitor. It was Brown’s fourth javelin victory of the season. The Penmen also earned points in five other events as the NE-Championships. Freshman Ashley Elder finished second overall in the discus throw for eight points, while junior Laura O’Hanlon checked in at No. 3 in the 5000-meter run. Freshmen Mary Claffey and Kylie Lorenzen placed sixth in the pole vault and the long jump, respectively, while the pair joined senior Gitara King and junior Skyler Sugrue on the 4x100-meter relay team that finished fifth. At the New England Championships, Brown and O’Hanlon each posted 10th-place finishes in the javelin throw and 5000-meter run, respectively, while Elder was 11th in the discus.

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HALL OF FAME The Southern New Hampshire University Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967 and was revived in 1988. The SNHU Athletic Hall of Fame honors those individuals who through participation, support or interest have made outstanding contributions in the field of intercollegiate athletics and have brought recognition, honor, distinction and excellence to Southern New Hampshire University. Classes are selected and inducted on a biennial basis beginning in 2015. Four new members were inducted on Oct. 16, 2015. Pat Doherty (men’s ice hockey), Adam Goinsalvos (men’s golf), Julie Kraus (women’s lacrosse) and Bobby Miller (men’s basketball) joined 104 other individuals and two teams in the SNHU Athletics Hall of Fame. Doherty, a native of Wakefield, Mass., was a member of the men’s ice hockey program from 2001-05, totaling 102 points (56 goals, 46 assists) over his career. As a senior, he totaled 26 goals and 21 assists as he led the Penmen to a school-record 18 victories and a berth in the Northeast-10 championship game. That season, he was named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection. Doherty’s 102 career points tie him for 14th in program history. Goinsalvos, who hails from Merrimack, N.H., was a four-year member of the men’s golf program from 2002-06. As a senior, he garnered All-Region honors after finishing second at the NCAA Northeast Regional, the highest-ever finish by a Penmen golfer at the event. He led the Penmen to the ECAC Championship in 2005 by finishing fourth out of 100 golfers and twice finished in the top 15 of the Northeast-10 Championship. Goinsalvos’ career stroke average of 78.8 is tied for seventh in program history, while his 75.9 average as a senior is tied for seventh as well. During his career the Penmen made a pair of NCAA regional appearances. Kraus is the first women’s lacrosse player to be inducted since the University introduced the sport in 2004. A native of Derry, N.H., Kraus played from 2006-09 and was a two-time All-America defender, earning First Team honors from Inside Lacrosse as a junior. The Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, Kraus was a three-time NE-10 All-Conference selection, twice earning First Team accolades. The program leader in caused turnovers (126) who also ranks among the program leaders in ground balls, draw controls and assists, Kraus was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America selection and was named the IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior. Miller, a Montreal, Quebec native, starred for the men’s basketball program from 19972000. A two-time New England Collegiate Conference All-Conference performer, he was the league’s Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and leading the Penmen to a 20-7 mark. Averaging 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game over 85 career games, Miller sits 10th in program history with 192 steals and 33rd in career scoring with 1,195 points despite playing just three seasons. Over his career SNHU made a pair of NCAA tournament appearances.

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QUEEN CITY CUP

Longtime intracity rivals, Southern New Hampshire University and Saint Anselm College began competing for the Queen City Cup beginning in the 2014-15 academic year. The two schools, who have an over 40-year tradition of competition against one another, sit less than seven miles apart in Manchester, N.H., the state’s largest city. The Penmen recorded a 26-10 victory in 2015-16 after posting a 22-12 win in the first year of the competition. The two schools meet in 16 different sports annually. For team sports, points are awarded based on head-to-head meetings, both during the regular season, as well as in the postseason. For individual sports, such as golf and cross country, the results from the Northeast-10 Championship are utilized. How it works: -Sports in which the teams meet once per season: two points for a win, one for a tie -Sports in which the teams meet more than once per season: two points for winning the series, one for tying -Golf and cross country: team that finishes higher in the Northeast-10 Championship will earn two points, one if they tie -Postseason meetings, including Northeast-10 Championship or NCAA Tournament clashes, will count separate from the regular season and will award two points to the winner -Maximum of four points can be earned per team during an athletic season

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NEW PENMEN FIELD FACILITY SNHU officially opened the new baseball facility at Penmen Field with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 9 prior to game one of baseball’s doubleheader against Pace. The upgraded facility includes a brand new press box and scoreboard, as well as the addition of permanent seating and restrooms. A new expanded Daktronics scoreboard features space for hits and errors, along with the number of the player at-bat and scoring decisions. The scoreboard is branded with SNHU athletics logos and sits closer to center field than the old scoreboard, allowing fans throughout the facility to follow the game. The temporary seating behind home plate was removed and was replaced with permanent seating for approximately 200 fans, including a total of approximately 75 chair-back seats directly behind home plate. Fully ADA-compliant, the front row of the seating bowl sits above the top of the backstop wall, ensuring a great view of the action. Sitting behind the seating bowl is a three-story press box facility, with the first floor containing permanent restrooms for men and women, along with storage. The second floor contains a state-of-the-art workspace for media, as well as athletic communications and operations staffs, along with ample room to handle game production for distribution to television and the Web. Atop the facility is a filming deck for use by athletic communications for game webcasts, electronic media and the team itself to film games. Another new building is on its way as a $20-plus million facility has been approved with an expected opening date of the end of 2017. The facility, which will be home to men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s track & field and men’s and women’s tennis, will feature permanent seating, a turf field, lighting, sound system and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. An outdoor track & field facility with an eight-lane track and separate throws area, as well as a six-court tennis facility, will be part of the project. The inside of the facility will feature media and production suites, locker rooms, a Penmen Club and offices for the coaching staffs. CHAMPIONS

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PENMEN IN PRO FACILITIES Continuing partnerships with Manchester’s two professional franchises, the Manchester Monarchs - ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings - and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats - Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays - the men’s ice hockey and baseball teams were once again able to play home games at Verizon Wireless Arena and Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Hockey skated to a 4-4 tie with Franklin Pierce on Jan. 24, while baseball recorded a 9-1 win against Assumption on April 17. Hockey could be seeing more of the Verizon Wireless Arena in the future as Southern New Hampshire University announced Feb. 2 that it had signed a multi-year partnership agreement with the Manchester arena and SMG for the naming rights to the building, which will be known as “SNHU Arena” beginning Sept. 1, 2016. The partnership will include internships for SNHU students, information booths for perspective students and use of the facility for SNHU athletic events and graduation ceremonies. The SNHU arena will continue to host the Manchester Monarchs and other sporting, entertainment and community events.

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