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TABLE OF CONTENTS Director of Athletics Welcome........................................................................................................1 Learfield Directors’ Cup...................................................................................................................2 2016-17 Major Awards......................................................................................................................3 Penmen Honor Roll..........................................................................................................................4 Penmen in the Community.............................................................................................................5 Penmen in the Classroom................................................................................................................6 Penmen in the Media........................................................................................................................7 Fall Sports...........................................................................................................................................9 Women’s Cross Country............................................................................................10 Men’s Cross Country..................................................................................................11 Field Hockey...............................................................................................................12 Women’s Golf..............................................................................................................13 Men’s Golf....................................................................................................................14 Women’s Soccer..........................................................................................................15 Men’s Soccer................................................................................................................16 Women’s Tennis..........................................................................................................17 Volleyball.....................................................................................................................18 Winter Sports.....................................................................................................................................19 Women’s Basketball....................................................................................................20 Men’s Basketball..........................................................................................................21 Cheerleading...............................................................................................................22 Men’s Ice Hockey........................................................................................................23 Spring Sports......................................................................................................................................24 Baseball........................................................................................................................25 Women’s Lacrosse.......................................................................................................26 Men’s Lacrosse............................................................................................................27 Softball.........................................................................................................................28 Men’s Tennis................................................................................................................29 Women’s Track & Field..............................................................................................30 New Penmen Stadium Facility.........................................................................................................31 Penmen on Planes.............................................................................................................................32 Queen City Cup.................................................................................................................................33

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LEARFIELD DIRECTORS' CUP SNHU finished 88th in the final release of the 2016-17 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, as it totaled 232.00 points for its fifth best finish ever. The Penmen, who landed inside the top 100 for the sixth consecutive season, were the fourth-ranked Northeast-10 institution in the standings, which include 266 Division II schools. SNHU had recorded its best finishes in each of the previous three years, with the No. 41 ranking a year ago serving as its best showing ever. The Penmen have steadily improved since being ranked 138th over a half a decade ago. Southern New Hampshire had a total of six teams compete in NCAA Championships for the second straight year. Baseball claimed more than a quarter of the Penmen points (64) as it fell one game short of a trip to the College World Series with a defeat in the NCAA East Regional final for the second consecutive season. Men’s soccer collected 50 points after pulling an NCAA First Round upset and falling in the next round. Men’s cross country’s fifth-place finish DIRECTORS' CUP at the NCAA East Regional and senior Nacho Hernan- LEARFIELD LAST SEVEN SNHU FINISHES do-Angulo qualifying for the NCAA National Champi- 2016-17 88 onship garnered 33 points. Men’s basketball, men’s ten- 2015-16 41 nis and women’s tennis each tallied 25 points for NCAA 2014-15 75 East Regional appearances. Men’s golf earned five points 2013-14 76 for qualifying for the NCAA East Regional, while wom- 2012-13 89 en’s track & field also gained five points for senior Sahara 2011-12 81 2010-11 138 Brown placing eighth in the javelin. 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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2016-17 MAJOR AWARDS

(L-R): Devin Gilligan, Zach Jacobs, Johnny Gomes, Alexa Poulin, Abla Chadli, Sara Ryan, Jessica Torsiello

Athletes of the Year:

Abla Chadli (Gr., Rabat, Morocco, women’s tennis) Devin Gilligan (Sr., Amherst, N.H., men’s basketball)

Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year:

Alexa Poulin (Sr., Tewksbury, Mass., women’s soccer) Joe Collins (Gr., Mansfield, Mass., men’s ice hockey)

Senior Unsung Hero Award:

Jessica Torsiello (Sr., Morris Plains, N.J., softball) Zach Jacobs (Sr., Tewksbury, Mass., men’s lacrosse)

Senior Penmen Pride Award:

Sara Ryan (Sr., Quincy, Mass., women’s basketball) Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Sr., Logrono, Spain, men’s cross country)

Jim Atherton Award:

Johnny Gomes (top student-worker)

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2016-17 PENMEN HONOR ROLL ALL-AMERICA Rayane Boukemia (Men’s Soccer) Sahara Brown (Women’s Track & Field) Devin Gilligan (Men’s Basketball) Zach Goldstein (Baseball) ALL-REGION Yannis Becker (Men’s Soccer) Alexa Bedell (Women’s Lacrosse) Rayane Boukemia (Men’s Soccer) Abla Chadli (Women’s Tennis) Tobias Esche (Men’s Soccer) Devin Gilligan (Men’s Basketball) Zach Goldstein (Baseball) Keifer Heckman (Men’s Lacrosse) Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Men’s Cross Country) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) Tyler Mello (Men’s Lacrosse) Laura O’Hanlon (Women’s Cross Country) Matt Paradis (Men’s Golf) Olivia Parsons (Women’s Soccer) Mitchell Powers (Baseball) Ryan Sullivan (Baseball) Chris Walters (Men’s Basketball) ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Nicole Gubellini (Softball) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) NORTHEAST-10 MAJOR AWARDS NE10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Abla Chadli (Women’s Tennis) Joe Collins (Men’s Ice Hockey) Tiago Fernandes (Men’s Tennis) Devin Gilligan (Men’s Basketball) Zach Goldstein (Baseball) NE10 COACH OF THE YEAR Greg Coache (Men’s Tennis) Scott Loiseau (Baseball) NE10 ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM Xavier Aubron [Singles & Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Lindsay Baum [Doubles] (Women’s Tennis) Yannis Becker (Men’s Soccer) Rayane Boukemia (Men’s Soccer) Abla Chadli [Singles] (Women’s Tennis) Joe Collins (Men’s Ice Hockey) Tobias Esche (Men’s Soccer) Tiago Fernandes [Singles & Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Erin Garczynski (Softball) Devin Gilligan (Men’s Basketball) Zach Goldstein (Baseball) Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Men’s Cross Country) Miguel Marreiros [Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Ricardo Marreiros [Singles & Doubles] (Men’s Tennis) Laura O’Hanlon (Women’s Cross Country) Olivia Parsons (Women’s Soccer) Caleb Potter (Baseball) Mitchell Powers (Baseball) Ryan Sullivan (Baseball) Rachel Wagner [Doubles] (Women’s Tennis)

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Chris Walters (Men’s Basketball) NE10 ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM Lindsay Baum [Doubles] (Women’s Tennis) Alexa Bedell (Women’s Lacrosse) Claude Diesse (Men’s Soccer) Keifer Heckman (Men’s Lacrosse) Gilbert Manier (Men’s Soccer) Miguel Marreiros [Singles] (Men’s Tennis) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) John Stanton (Baseball) Rachel Wagner [Singles] (Women’s Tennis) NE10 ALL-CONFERENCE THIRD TEAM Abla Chadli [Doubles] (Women’s Tennis) Romain Daniellou (Men’s Soccer) Stephen Fortuna (Baseball) Enzo Giuliani (Men’s Soccer) Sarah Lavallee (Softball) Kylie Lorenzen (Women’s Basketball) Trisha Luis (Women’s Soccer) Abigail Maker (Women’s Soccer) Louka Masset (Men’s Soccer) Sofia Morais [Singles] (Women’s Tennis) Miranda Peloquin (Women’s Soccer) Alex Person (Baseball) Shae Roys (Women’s Soccer) Anna Sala [Singles & Doubles] (Women’s Tennis) Jake Stearns (Baseball) Kristin Wilder (Women’s Lacrosse) Nick Zucco (Men’s Soccer) NE10 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Nick Artymowicz (Baseball) Tom Blandini (Baseball) Adam Courtemanche (Men’s Tennis) Romain Daniellou (Men’s Soccer) Maaike Gerkema (Field Hockey) Jared Goudreau (Men’s Ice Hockey) Merry Harrington (Women’s Lacrosse) Louka Masset (Men’s Soccer) Tyler Mello (Men’s Lacrosse) Hannah Neverett (Softball) Melanie Rennie (Field Hockey) Shae Roys (Women’s Soccer) Laura van der Doorn (Field Hockey) NE10 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Tiago Fernandes (Men’s Tennis) NE10 ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE Xavier Aubron (Men’s Tennis) Joe Collins (Men’s Ice Hockey) Tiago Fernandes (Men’s Tennis) Nicole Gubellini (Softball) Keifer Heckman (Men’s Lacrosse) Kylie Lorenzen (Women’s Basketball) Tyler McLaren (Men’s Cross Country) Alexa Poulin (Women’s Soccer) Melanie Rennie (Field Hockey) Kathleen Schurman (Volleyball)

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PENMEN IN THE COMMUNITY Women’s tennis volunteered at Jimmy Fund Walk fundraiser at Hampton Beach’s Victoria Inn during the pre-season in August. The fundraiser generated more than $10,000. The team captured the ITA Community Service Award for the east region in May.

Women’s basketball raised around $2,000 for breast cancer charities via its 12th annual Penmen Pink Day on Feb. 11.

The cheerleading squad visited Catholic Medical Center on Oct. 13 and provided the Breast Care Center with 50 pumpkins it had painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The team also presented a check from SNHU for all the donations it raised through pink game initiatives in 2015-16. Women’s lacrosse supported the One Love Foundation for the second straight season as it rained money for domestic violence awareness on April 15.

Baseball wore purple wrist bands and arm sleeves on its Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on May 6 as it raised more than $1,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Men’s Basketball volunteered its time to run a clinic at Bedford’s McKelvie Intermediate School on Oct. 26.

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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 2016-17 season. A total of 11 men’s and women’s basketball games – including the Northeast-10 Men’s Basketball Championship – were shown regionally and nationally on NESNplus and NESN National, while three baseball games aired and – for the first time – two men’s and one women’s soccer matches were broadcast. In addition, SNHU once again partnered with WGIR 610 AM to broadcast a total of 11 men’s and women’s basketball games, including an NCAA East Regional men’s basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y. SNHU also maintained its partnership with Pack Network, streaming 151 live athletic events on SNHUPenmen.tv during the 2016-17 school year.

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F A L L S P O R T S IN THIS SECTION Women’s Cross Country........ 10 Men’s Cross Country.............. 11 Field Hockey........................... 12 Women’s Golf.......................... 13 Men’s Golf................................ 14 Women’s Soccer...................... 15 Men’s Soccer............................ 16 Women’s Tennis...................... 17 Volleyball................................. 18


WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY Women’s cross country placed in the top 10 in two of the six meets they scored in this season. The Penmen were 11th at the Northeast-10 Championship on Oct. 22 and improved six spots from the previous year’s showing to place 14th at the NCAA East Regional Championship on Nov. 5. Senior Laura O’Hanlon capped her career by becoming the first ever four-time United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region and three-time Northeast-10 All-Conference performer in program history. O’Hanlon finished 17th out of 191 runners at the NCAA East Regional Championship as she completed the 6K course in a time of 22:21. Her time of 22:37 at the NE10 Championships put her seventh, overall, and garnered her a spot on the All-Conference First Team. O’Hanlon’s third-place finish in a 5K time of 19:01 helped SNHU come in sixth at the Bruce Kirsh cup on Sept. 17.

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MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY In a total of seven events, the men’s cross country team finished in the top five on four occasions. Among those, SNHU captured the Bruce Kirsh Cup on Sept. 17th and then finished fifth at both the Northeast-10 Championship on Oct. 22 and the NCAA East Regional Championship on Nov. 5. The regional showing matched the program’s highest finish ever at that event. Senior Nacho Hernando-Angulo would close out his stellar career with another storybook season. Hernando-Angulo finished runner-up at four of the five meets he raced in, turning in a fourth-place showing in the other. Hernando-Angulo was second at the NE10 Championship with an 8K time of 24:57 before also taking the second spot at the NCAA East Regional Championship as he traversed the 10K terrain in 31:18. The latter performance punched his ticket, once again, to the NCAA National Championship. After becoming the first Penmen men’s cross country student-athlete to earn a berth in the NCAA National Championship a season ago, Hernando-Angulo improved 16 spots on his performance from 2015 to finish 75th in the 242-runner field. In 2016, he set a new school record in an 8,000-meter event (24:40), posted the highest finish at the NE10 Championship and NCAA East Regional, and also become the first two-time United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honoree and two-time Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference selection. In two years at SNHU, Hernando-Angulo placed in the top-five in 11 of the 14 races in which he competed, won three individual titles, set a new 8K school record four times and owns four of the top-five fastest times in program annals. Hernando-Angulo also took home the department’s male Penmen Pride Award, while junior Tyler McLaren was an NE10 Academic All-Conference and CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.

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FIELD HOCKEY Field hockey turned in the best season it has had since returning from a 32-year hiatus in 2014, setting program records for wins (9), conference victories (5) and winning percentage (.500). It took just eight games for the Penmen to set the record for victories in a single campaign, simultaneously equaling the total number of victories for the team from its first two seasons, combined. Standing at 5-7 on Oct. 7, the Penmen shocked topranked LIU Post as freshman Alison Hildreth found the back of the cage as time expired to lift SNHU to a 2-1 victory. That set off a streak of four straight wins to put the team at 9-7 before it lost its final two games to top-10 ranked teams in the country by a total of three goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Melanie Rennie, and freshmen Laura van der Doorn and Maaike Gerkema were all named to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team. In her first season in a Penmen uniform, Rennie went 8-7 with a 1.399 goals-against average and an .805 save percentage. Van der Doorn tied for the team-lead in goals (5) and finished second in points (13), while Gerkema anchored a Penmen back line that ranked third in the NE10 in goals allowed per game (1.32). Junior Amaris Taylor once again led the charge, offensively, with 14 points on five goals and 13 assists. The team also shined in the classroom, posting the top GPA in all of Division II during the fall semester (3/68) as it was named a Zag/NFHCA National Academic Team Award recipient. The Penmen also had 14 of its members named to the Zag/NFHCA National Academic Squad, with Rennie garnering an NE10 Academic All-Conference selection.

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WOMEN'S GOLF In its fourth year as a varsity program, women’s golf competed in 10 events, including seven during the fall season. The team finished third at the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational on Sept. 4 in its first tournament of the season as sophomore Kaitlyn Lutinski carded a 79 to finish third, overall. Lutinski again led the way at the Northeast-10 Championship on Sept. 25-26, placing 19th, while the Penmen finished in sixth. The team turned in an impressive fifth-place showing at the Kutztown Fall Invitational on Oct. 2-3, buoyed by Lutinski’s 17th-place showing, before capping the fall by finishing third at their own Quechee Division II Challenge on Oct. 23, as Lutinski and classmate Kailey Coleman slotted 12th and 13th, respectively. The team opened the spring season with a fifth-place finish at the Women’s Cougar Invitational on Feb. 28, as Lutinski checked in 17th, and then closed its season by finishing sixth at the Saint Rose Spring Classic, with Lutinski firing an 82 that placed her 11th. Lutinski averaged 88.5 across 16 rounds to lead the team, with that 79 at the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational serving as her best 18 holes.

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MEN'S GOLF Men’s golf took part in 10 events during the season, capturing a pair of tournament titles and turning in five runner-up performances. The team’s first win came at the Le Moyne Fall Invitational on Oct. 16-17, where sophomore Gavin Dugas fired a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish in a second-place tie with a 1-under 143 for the tournament. The Penmen then won their second straight NEIGA Championship a week later (Oct. 23-24), with sophomore Matt Paradis grabbing a share of individual medalist honors with a 2-over 74 in the final round that left him with a two-day score of 152. The team finished second at the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational (Sept. 11-12), the Quechee Division II Challenge (Sept. 19-20) and the Northeast-10 Championship (Oct. 2-3) in the fall. The team fell one stroke short of repeating as NE10 Champions, with sophomore Etienne Bourgoin carding a pair of even-par rounds to finish as the individual runner-up, just four strokes back. Senior John Clancy was third with a 145 and Paradis placed eighth with a 147. The Penmen submitted their best performance of the spring at the Barton Intercollegiate on March 13-14, where they again were the runner-up. Paradis carded a pair of 2-under 70s for a three-round total of 214, which put him second and just three strokes back of the individual medalist. Junior Sam Riemer, who joined the team for the second semester, fired a tournament-best 68 on the final day. The team qualified for the NCAA Atlantic/East Regional (May 8-10) for the seventh time, including the fourth straight year, and was hoping to advance to its second straight NCAA National Championship. It would not be in the cards, however, as it finished 18th at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W.Va. Paradis, who turned in an even-par 72 on day one, wrapped the tournament with a 1-over 73 as he finished tied for fifth with a three-round total of 220. Riemer posted the best score of the second round with a 1-under 71. Paradis, who was named a GCAA PING East All-Region Team selection, averaged a team-best 73.9 across 22 rounds, with his opening-round 66 at the Franklin Pierce Invitational coming as his performance of the season. Dugas, who competed in six events in the fall, averaged a 75.4, with his 68 at the Le Moyne Fall Invitational serving as his best 18 holes. Riemer averaged 77.8 in his four spring events and matched Dugas’ 68 as his best round at the Barton Intercollegiate.

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WOMEN'S SOCCER The women ‘s soccer team finished above .500 for the second straight season and fifth time in the past seven campaigns as it went 10-8-1, with a 7-6-1 mark in Northeast-10 play. The team went 6-3-1 in September before opening October with three straight losses. They rebounded, however, winning four of five to end the season, including a 3-1 victory against sixth-ranked Adelphi on the final day of the regular-season (Oct. 29) to punch their ticket to the NE10 Championship for the second consecutive season. They earned a rematch with the top-seeded Panthers in the quarterfinals on Nov. 1 and suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 double-overtime loss to end the year. That wound up being SNHU’s only loss of the year against a nationally-ranked opponent as senior Alexa Poulin scored in the 92nd minute to lift the team to a 2-1 overtime victory at 10th-ranked Bridgeport on Sept. 19 and then played to a scoreless draw two days later at No. 17 Stonehill. The Penmen, who had their first nationally televised game air on NESN National against Merrimack on Oct. 4, also had a knack for deciding games late, doing 4-2-1 in matches decided in the 90th minute or later. Senior Olivia Parsons made her second straight D2CCA East All-Region Team with a Second Team selection. She also earned an NE10 All-Conference First Team nod, with juniors Abigail Maker and Trisha Luis, along with sophomore Miranda Peloquin and freshman Shae Roys being named to the Third Team. Roys also picked up an All-Rookie honor. Poulin earned an NE10 Academic All-Conference recognition and garnered SNHU’s Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. In her first season in a Penmen uniform, Maker led the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists. Sophomore Danielle Humphreys also emerged, tying Luis for second with 12 points on five markers and a pair of assists. Luis registered four goals and four helpers. Junior Courtney Benson was also in double digits in points with 11 on three tallies and five assists. Parsons and junior Rianna Fasanello helped anchor a back line that posted a 1.34 goals-against average, including a 0.90 against the four nationally-ranked opponents. Senior goalkeeper Autumn Scanlon went 6-3-1 with a 1.43 GAA and .805 save percentage in 10 matches, while junior Paige Salmon was 4-5-0 with a pair of shutouts, 1.22 GAA and .780 save mark in nine contests.

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MEN'S SOCCER Men’s Soccer would finish with a 12-5-2 overall record, including an 8-3-2 Northeast-10 mark. The team began the season 6-0-0 before hitting a patch where it went 2-3-1 over its next six matches. The team finished strong, going 3-0-1 to grab the fifth seed for the NE10 Championship, where it would travel to Franklin Pierce and eventually suffer a 2-1 double-overtime loss in the quarterfinals on Nov. 1. That ended the team’s run of four straight conference titles and marked the first time it would not make the final since 2010. The Penmen had two games air on NESN during the season, including one to a national audience. The team was still able to garner an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, earning its 22nd overall appearance and ninth straight to extend the longest active streak in Division II. The sixth-seeded Penmen posted a 3-1 victory over third-seeded Le Moyne in the first round on Nov. 10 and then fell to second-seeded and host Adelphi, 1-0, in the second round just two days later. Nine Penmen garnered NE10 All-Conference honors. Graduate students Rayane Boukemia, Yannis Becker and Tobias Esche were tabbed for the First Team, while senior Gilbert Manier and sophomore Claude Diesse received Second Team recognition. Grad goalkeeper Nick Zucco, senior Enzo Giuliani, and freshmen Romain Daniellou and Louka Masset were named to the Third Team, with Daniellou and Masset also receiving All-Rookie Team accolades. Boukemia, Becker and Esche would go on to earn D2CCA All-East Region Second Team and NSCAA All-East Region honors, while Boukemia was named an NSCAA All-America Third Team selection. Boukemia scored 13 goals and handed out five assists for 31 points. He registered a pair of hat tricks, including a four-goal performance against Saint Michael’s on Oct. 19 that stood as the program’s first four-goal game since Mounir Tajiou on Sept. 7, 2002. Giuliani notched eight goals for 16 points, with Becker and Daniellou both recording 10-point seasons. Becker scored a goal and dished eight helpers, while Daniellou scored three times and tallied four assists. Esche, Manier, Diesse and Masset helped record a 0.76 goals-against average and protect Zucco, who finished 11-5-2 with five shutouts, a 0.82 GAA and .810 save percentage in 18 matches.

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WOMEN'S TENNIS Women’s tennis turned in its best season in four years, as it finished with a 15-8 record, including 10-2 in Northeast-10 play during the fall. The team garnered the No. 2 seed in the NE10 Championship and earned a semifinal berth for the 10th consecutive season, but fell to Adelphi on Oct. 21 with a title match berth on the line. The Penmen earned the sixth seed in the East Regional, receiving their sixth NCAA Tournament selection and first since 2013, but fell to third-seeded Goldey-Beacom in the opening round. Graduate student Abla Chadli was selected as the NE10 Player of the Year and was also an All-Conference First Team pick. Doubles partners sophomore Rachel Wagner and junior Lindsay Baum claimed Second Team spots in singles play, while also making the First Team as a double tandem. Sophomore Sofia Morais and classmate Anna Sala received Third Team nods, with Chadli and Sala being named to the Third Team as a doubles duo. Chadli, who was ranked the 50th best singles player in the country at one point during the season, was chosen as the ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year, as well as SNHU’s female Athlete of the Year. The team, as a whole earned the ITA Community Service Award for the region, after completing nearly 100 hours of community service during the year. The team also made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii during spring break in March. In addition to bonding as a team in a tropical paradise, the team also played three matches against some of the top talent in the nation, including second-ranked BYU-Hawaii and No. 5 Hawaii Pacific.

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VOLLEYBALL Volleyball went 7-21, including 4-10, after dealing with change right before the start of the season. New assistant coach and 2015 graduate Catherine Cotton was promoted to interim head coach, leading the Penmen to an 11th place finish in the competitive Northeast-10. The Penmen won three of five to begin October, capping the stretch with their second straight win – a 3-0 victory over first-place and NE10-unbeaten Bentley at home. The second two-game winning streak came Nov. 6 when they notched a pair of five-set victories against Southern Connecticut and Wilmington (Del.). Junior Marisa Coronis led the quad with 2.64 kills per set, while senior Victoria Wehrmann was right behind at 2.47. Fellow senior Megan Salamun was also above two kills per set at 2.06. Coronis also paced the team with 0.65 blocks per set, while junior Kathleen Schurman posted a team-best 3.94 digs per set. Freshman Joanne Coffey set a new program record for assists by a freshman, dishing 890 to top the 682 handed out by Cotton in 2012. Schurman earned NE10 Academic All-Conference honors. The Penmen welcomed Dega Da Gama as the program’s 12th head coach in January after serving as the top assistant at Boston College for the previous five seasons.

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Women’s basketball finished with an 11-17 record, including 6-15 in the NE10, as it placed seventh in the Northeast Division. A three-game winning streak from Dec. 14-30 was able to get the Penmen over .500 at 7-6 when the calendar flipped to 2017. The Penmen had five games aired live on NESN National, as well as three others that were broadcast on WGIR 610-AM. Sophomore Kylie Lorenzen, who was selected to the NE10 All-Conference Third Team, led the squad with 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, as she started all 28 contests. Lorenzen was also honored for her work in the classroom as she picked up NE10 Academic All-Conference recognition. Senior Sara Ryan was a key contributor all season as she averaged 10.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game in 27 contests.

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MEN'S BASKETBALL Men’s basketball posted a 21-9 record, including 15-6 in Northeast-10 play to capture its second NE10 Northeast Division Regular-Season Championship in the last three years, earning the No. 1 seed and home court through the NE10 Championship. The Penmen, who notched their 24th 20-win season, including the third straight, advanced to the finals for the third time in five seasons, but fell to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm in a back-and-forth battle in front of a capacity crowd at the SNHU Fieldhouse. Despite the tough loss, SNHU had done more than enough to earn its 20th NCAA Tournament berth in program history, including its third straight and fourth in the last five seasons, claiming the No. 2 seed in the East Regional. The Penmen suffered a 109-98 loss to Southern Connecticut in the opening round, however, to see its season draw to a close. SNHU men’s basketball was once again showcased to a national audience in 2015-16, playing six games live on NESN National, as well as an additional six that were broadcast on WGIR 610-AM. Senior Devin Gilligan took home a handful of honors for his performance, as he garnered Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Third Team honors, D2CCA East Region and Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, and First Team spots on the NABC East All-District, D2CCA East All-Region and NE10 All-Conference Teams, as well as a spot in the 2017 Reese’s/NABC Division II College All-Star Game, which was played at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., as part of the DII Elite Eight. Gilligan tallied 12 points, six rebounds and two assists as his East squad defeated the West, 125-114. Junior Chris Walters received NABC East All-District and D2CCA East All-Region Second Team accolades, as well as an NE10 All-Conference First Team nod. Gilligan averaged 20.2 points per game this season, while shooting 57.7 percent (221-383) from the field, 45.3 percent (53-117) from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent (110-137) from the line. Gilligan, who started all 30 games, also averaged 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Gilligan ranked second in the conference in field goals made, fourth in 3-point shooting, fifth in field goal percentage, sixth in scoring, 10th in both offensive rebounding (2.1) and free throws made, and 11th in rebounding. Nationally, Gilligan was 29th in field goals made, 36th in field goal percentage and 50th in scoring. Walters, who also started all 30 contests, averaged 18.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting 50.3 percent (174-346) from the field and 80.6 percent (174-216) from the stripe. Walters led the league in free throws made and blocks per game, while ranking fourth in rebounding, seventh in offensive rebounding (2.4), eighth in scoring, 10th in steals per game and 14th in free throw shooting. Walters placed 11th in the country in free throws made, 15th in free throws attempted, 29th in defensive rebounding (6.9), 32nd in blocks per game and 38th in rebounding.

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CHEERLEADING Following tryouts in May, the 25 members of the team tackled summer workouts and hit the weekly requirements in place from coach McCarty. Once settled on campus, the team began practicing in early September for the upcoming basketball season. The cheer athletes represent the Penmen at every home game for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Juggling both the game obligations, as well competition preparation for the team’s big trip to Daytona Beach Florida for NCA College Nationals, is nothing new to the SNHU cheer team. With winter season in full swing and games underway, the athletes worked hard to perfect the routine the coaching staff designed with the Nationals score sheet in mind. A totally new test for the athletes this year would be the challenge of taking on athletes from across the country in Small Coed Division II. This division at the national level is one of the toughest and deepest of all the divisions. The goals were set and the mission put in place. The team came back early from the holiday break to dedicate some time and focus on the two routines in front of them. At Nationals, every team must perform a traditional cheer 45-second “game day” routine, with signs, poms, and audience call-backs. The second routine is an intense 2:15 routine containing basket tosses, stunts, tumbling, jumps and 2½ tiered pyramids. Aside from the game and competition aspects, the team also focused time and attention on community service and their efforts in the classroom. SNHU athletes are student-athletes and try to really achieve academically, as well as improve as cheer athletes. The team performed over 575 cumulative hours of community service, while the team GPA continued to improve from each of the previous seasons. To prepare for competition on the Nationals stage, the team attended the NECA competition held at the Ryan Center on the campus of University of Rhode Island, where the team earned first place in the Coed division. Over a dozen of the strongest college DI, DII and DIII programs in New England attended the competition. The following day, the team took to the mats once again, attending the NESX competition in Massachusetts. Here, the team took home first place, as well as Grand Champions for the Level 6 Division. The team headed to Nationals on April 4 and kicked off the preliminary round of competition on day one against a field of 15 Small Coed DII teams. Day one saw the team make a few uncharacteristic stunt errors and a bit of a deflated spirit following the performance. The deductions would be costly, but the rest of the routine elements were executed, as planned. It would now prove to be a waiting game for scores. The team sat in at the Ocean Center to watch the remainder of the division. The Penmen skills and routine proved to challenge the other 14 teams. Once again, as they had the previous year, the team made it straight through to finals in the No. 7 spot. Coaches made some quick adjustments to the routine based off of the judges’ feedback and critiques. The Penmen felt strong and ready to tackle Day two. Finals on the band shell went incredibly well. The team was elated and the coaches were proud as the Penmen took home the seventh place trophy.

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MEN'S ICE HOCKEY The men’s ice hockey squad finished 13-14-0 last season, including 4-7-0 in Northeast-10 play, as the team narrowly missed out on a berth to the NE10 Championship. The team began the season a sizzling 11-3-0, including 4-1-0 in league play, twice putting together winning streaks of four games, including a five-game streak from Nov. 29-Dec. 11 that sent them into the holiday break with 11 wins for the first time in program history. Despite that hot start, the Penmen lost the firm grasp they had on a postseason spot by going winless in their first nine games out of the break. Graduate student Joe Collins was named the NE10 Player of the Year for the second time in his career and garnered spots on both the NE10 All-Conference First Team and NE10 Academic All-Conference Team. In his final season in a Penmen uniform, Collins registered a league-high 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assists in 27 games. He led the NE10 in points per game (1.26), game-winning goals (4), assists and was fourth in goals scored. Collins tallied at least one point in 16 contests, turned in 12 multipoint efforts and had at least three points on four occasions. He was the first two-time NE10 Player of the Year since Assumption College’s Taylor Larsen in 201011 and 2011-12, and just the third in league history. Collins finished his career with 136 points on 48 goals and 88 assists in 103 games, which is No. 11 all-time at Southern New Hampshire, and is the highest career scoring total by a Penmen ice hockey player since 2008. Freshman Jared Goudreau also received an NE10 All-Rookie Team nod after a 16-point (10g, 6a) performance in his first year with the program that put him fourth amongst the conference’s freshmen in scoring and 20th, overall. Junior Chris Moquin placed second on the team in assists (15), while also sitting second in points. Senior Jay Sylvia was right behind with 20 points on a team-high 12 goals. Junior goalkeeper Ryan Slatky recorded nine victories to go along with a .925 save percentage in 20 games between the pipes. Sean Walsh was hired as the sixth head coach in the history of the program in July after spending the previous seven seasons as the top assistant at UMass Boston.

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S P R I N G S P O R T S IN THIS SECTION Baseball.................................... 25 Women’s Lacrosse................... 26 Men’s Lacrosse......................... 27 Softball..................................... 28 Men’s Tennis............................ 29 Women’s Track & Field.......... 30


BASEBALL The baseball team crafted another stellar season with an overall record of 43-11, going 20-2 in the month of April and winning 27 of 29 at one point. The squad captured its first outright Northeast-10 Northeast Division title with a 20-1 mark and reached the semifinals of the NE10 Championship before receiving the top seed and hosting duties for the East Regional as it garnered its sixth NCAA Tournament berth. The Penmen advanced to their second straight regional final before falling to St. Thomas Aquinas. The team, which played three games on NESN during the season, went 16-3 at Penmen Field and is now 59-13 (.819) there since the start of the 2014 campaign. The 43 victories matched the 2012 squad for the second most in program history for SNHU, which is now 93-18 (.838) over the last two seasons following its first 50-win campaign in 2016. Graduate student Zach Goldstein was selected as a Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-America Honorable Mention, marking the sixth straight season SNHU has had a student-athlete on the D2CCA All-America Team. Goldstein, the D2CCA East Region Player of the Year and a D2CCA All-Region First Team selection, was also chosen as a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) East All-Region First Team pick, in addition to being named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and an All-Conference First Teamer. Goldstein slashed .333/.470/.508/.978 in 52 games, going 65-for-195 with four home runs, 37 RBI and 50 runs scored. Goldstein, who racked up 19 extra-base hits, went 21for-26 swiping bags and made just 11 errors in 200 chances, primarily at the hot corner. Goldstein led the NE10 in runs, walks, hit by pitches and triples, while ranking second in hits, on-base percentage and total bases (99), third in stolen bases, fifth in RBI and assists (127), eighth in slugging percentage and 12th in batting. Nationally, Goldstein placed ninth in triples, 33rd in hit by pitches, 38th in walks and 59th in stolen bases. In the single-season program record book, Goldstein finished tied for first in hit by pitches (16), third in walks (37), tied for third in triples (7), seventh in runs (50) and tied for seventh in hits (65). In the career record book, Goldstein finished first in runs (179) and triples (17), second in hits (218) and stolen bases (69), third in RBI (110) and games played (178), tied for third in doubles (33), tied for eighth in home runs (12) and ninth in batting average (.326). Head coach Scott Loiseau repeated as both the NE10 and NCBWA East Region Coach of the Year, earning the award as the conference’s top coach for the fourth time and region’s for the third. Junior Mitchell Powers joined Goldstein on the D2CCA East All-Region First Team, with redshirt-junior Ryan Sullivan garnering a spot on the Second Team. Both Powers and Sullivan were also NCBWA East All-Region Second Team selections, as well as NE10 All-Conference First Team picks. Powers went 6-3 with a 2.30 ERA, striking out 94 and walking just 12 over 82 innings across 13 appearances. Sullivan hit .267 with a program-record tying 12 home runs and 45 RBI in 54 games. Junior Caleb Potter was also an NE10 First Teamer, with redshirt-sophomore John Stanton landing on the Second Team. Graduate student Stephen Fortuna, senior Alex Person and redshirt-junior Jake Stearns were all Third Team selections, while freshmen Nick Artymowicz and Tom Blandini received All-Rookie accolades.

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WOMEN'S LACROSSE In its first season under new head coach Kathryn Beall, women’s lacrosse finished 7-10, including 4-9 in Northeast-10 action. The Penmen won their first three games and started the season 7-5, but dropped their last five contests to narrowly miss out on an NE10 Championship berth. Junior Alexa Bedell earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North All-Region Second Team for the second straight year, in addition to collecting NE10 All-Conference Second Team honors. Sophomore Kristin Wilder received a Third Team nod, while freshman Merry Harrington garnered All-Rookie Team recognition. Bedell paced the team with 71 points on 36 goals and a squad-high 35 assists, as she ranked third in the league in assists, fifth in draw controls (68) and sixth in both points and ground balls (46). Bedell placed 20thin the country in assists per game (2.13), 22nd in draw controls per game (4.33), 29th in total assists, 40th in points per game (4.33), 71st in points and 85th in ground balls per contest (2.53). Wilder, meanwhile, led the team with 52 goals for 63 points, placing 28th in the nation in goals per game (3.27) and 54th in total tallies. Newcomer Alexis Felt added 45 points on 37 goals and eight assists, with Harrington (27g, 10a) and 2015 NE10 Rookie of the Year Kennedy Daziel (30g, 7a), who returned after missing 2016 with an injury, racked up 37 points. Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy won five games and turned away 149 shots as she posted a .473 save percentage in 15 games. She ranked 14th in the country with 9.92 saves per contest.

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MEN'S LACROSSE Men’s lacrosse submitted a 9-6 mark, including 6-5 in the Northeast-10. The team began the season 8-3 for its best start ever and climbed as high as No. 15 in the national rankings. The Penmen earned the No. 6 seed for the NE10 Championship and hung with third-seeded and second-ranked Merrimack, leading 9-8 in the fourth quarter, before falling, 13-10. Had SNHU come away victorious, it would not have been the first time it toppled a juggernaut this season as it recorded a signature win by knocking off top-ranked Le Moyne, 10-9, at home March 25. Senior Keifer Heckman claimed New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-New England First Team and NE10 All-Conference Second Team honors, in addition to being selected for the USILA/NIKE North-South Senior All-Star Game. Fellow seniors Daniel Trainor and Zach Jacobs were invited to play in the NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game, while freshman Tyler Mello was tabbed for the NE10 All-Rookie Team. Heckman registered a team-high 58 points in 15 games, ranking second on the team with 47 ground balls and tied for fourth with seven caused turnovers. Heckman finished second in the NE10 in goals (41) and third in total points, while placing seventh in the nation in man-up goals (8), 16th in goals per game (2.73) and 20th in points per game (3.87). He graduated No. 8 alltime in career scoring at SNHU with 154 points, while his 112 goals are the fifth highest total in program history. Junior Corey Cairo was second on the team with 43 points on 33 goals and 10 assists, while Trainor tallied 38 points on 26 goals and 12 assists. Senior goalkeeper Tyler Walsh amassed a 10.57 GAA and .505 save percentage in 13 games protecting the cage.

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SOFTBALL Softball turned in a 27-20 overall record and won five of its last seven contests to finish 11-9 in the Northeast Division to earn the No. 4 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship. The Penmen knocked off third-seeded Assumption in the first round to advance to its fifth consecutive Championship Weekend. The team then notched another upset of the Southwest’s No. 2 seed, Pace, in the quarterfinals before suffering a 2-1 walk-off loss in the bottom of the ninth inning to top-seed and host Merrimack. Sophomore Erin Garczynski earned NE10 All-Conference First Team honors, while junior Sarah Lavallee was named to the Third Team. Freshman Hannah Neverett received an All-Rookie Team nod. In addition to turning in a solid campaign in the circle, senior Nicole Gubellini also performed well in the classroom, as she was feted as a CoSIDA Academic All-District and NE10 Academic All-Conference selection. Garczynski was one of the top offensive threats in the region last season, as she hit .431 with seven home runs, 46 RBI and 29 runs scored. Garczynski set a new program single-season record with 66 hits, which ranked second in the NE10, and had at least one hit in 38 games with 22 multi-hit efforts. She placed second in the league in runs batted, third in batting average, on-base percentage (.461), slugging percentage (.627) and total bases (96), while posting the fifth-highest home run total. Defensively, Garczynski was nearly flawless, making just one error in 267 chances for a .996 fielding percentage, which was second in the NE10 amongst fielder’s with at least 200 opportunities. She also threw out thrown out seven potential base stealers, the second-highest total in the league. Gubellini finished 10-4 in the circle with a 1.67 ERA in 113.1 innings pitched. She hurled 10 complete games and fanned 97 batters, while allowing just 27 earned runs. Gubellini led the conference and ranked 43rd in the nation in ERA.

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MEN'S TENNIS Men’s tennis posted its second straight superb season, going 16-7, including an unblemished 9-0 in Northeast-10 action. The team went undefeated in the NE10 for the second straight season, in addition to winning NE10 Regular-Season and Championship titles for the second year in a row. The Penmen won 10 straight matches before making their sixth NCAA appearance and falling to Post, 5-4, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. SNHU currently owns a 19-match NE10 winning streak and has won 21 straight against conference foes, including the postseason. Led by NE10 and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region Coach of the Year Greg Coache, who was chosen as the league and region’s top coach on the men’s side for the fourth time, the team saw five athletes earn All-Conference recognition. Junior Tiago Fernandes, the NE10 Championship Most Outstanding Player, was selected as the Player of the Year and earned a spot on the First Team at No. 1 singles. Fernandes was joined on the First Team by fellow juniors Ricardo Marreiros and Xavier Aubron, who garnered the honor at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively. Fellow junior Miguel Marreiros collected a Second Team nod at No. 3 singles, while freshman Adam Courtemanche received a vote to the All-Rookie Team. Fernandes and Ricardo Marreiros headlined the doubles awards, as they earned First Team honors at the No. 1 flight, and were joined by Aubron and Miguel Marreiros, who were also bestowed First Team accolades at No. 2 doubles. Aubron and Miguel Marreiros also joined Fernandes on the NE10 All-Championship Team. Aubron, additionally, collected the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the East Region. Fernandes went 17-5, overall, in singles action, while producing a perfect 9-0 mark in NE10 play, including 8-0 out of the No. 1 slot. He was also 16-7 in doubles play, including 12-1 out of the top spot. Fernandes captured nine straight singles matches and 10 consecutive doubles tilts before losing in the NCAA East Regional. Aubron, meanwhile, finished 17-6 in singles play, including 9-0 in conference play and 12-0 out of the No. 4 singles slot, while also going 16-7 at doubles, including 8-1 out of the No. 2 slot. Aubron was victorious in 11 straight singles matches to end the season.

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WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD In its second season as a program, women’s track & field improved two spots from the previous season at the Northeast-10 Outdoor Championships and claimed its first All-American. The team won an indoor title at the Panther Invite on Jan. 21 and then turned in a competitive outdoor performance before finishing seventh at the NE10 Championships. Senior Sahara Brown qualified for the NCAA National Championships on May 27 in the javelin and wound up submitting the best throw of her career at 46.07 meters to finish eighth out of 21 competitors and earn All-America status. Brown captured the javelin title at the first six outdoor events she competed in during the season, including her second straight javelin crown at the Northeast-10 Championship on May 6 with a heave of 44.40 meters. She was also the top Division II finisher in the javelin at the New England Championships on May 12, registering a distance of 42.97 meters to finish fourth, overall. Sophomore Ashley Elder won four meet titles in the discus, including April 8 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational when she set a meet record and then-personal best (42.38m). She set a new PR at the Skyhawk Invitational on April 29 with a toss of 44.04 meters and then came in fourth at the Northeast-10 Championship. Elder was also fourth, overall, and the top Division II finisher at the New England Championships on May 13 with a toss of 42.07 meters.

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NEW PENMEN STADIUM FACILITY SNHU broke ground on a brand new $25-million multi-sport stadium during the summer of 2016, with a fall 2017 opening expected. The facility – Penmen Stadium – will be home to men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s track & field, as well as select field hockey home matches. The new complex will house a 1,500-seat stadium overlooking a Field Turf surface that will include Musco lighting. The field will be lined for soccer, women’s and men’s lacrosse, and field hockey. A sound system, as well as a state-of-the-art video and scoreboard from Daktronics, will adorn the new stadium. The facility, set on 23 acres, will also include an IAAF-certified, eight-lane Beynon Sports Surfaces BSS 1,000 track that will surround the field, and a dedicated throws area next to the stadium. The new complex will also include a new six-court tennis facility. The University is also exploring the potential for a future heated bubble for the winter for the tennis facility. The concourse level of the facility will accommodate ticket booths, concession stands and restrooms, while the inside of the facility will feature media and productions suites, a custom, two-level, 5,200-square foot strength and conditioning center, a training room, equipment room, expansive locker rooms, 16 offices for coaching staffs, and a Penmen Club space with sliding doors that open to a balcony with intimate views of the playing surface. The complex was planned by CannonDesign, an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of strategists, futurists, researchers, architects, engineers, and industry specialists. The project is being built by Consigli Construction Co., a leading construction manager and general contractor headquartered in Milford, Mass., with offices in Boston, Mass., Portland, Maine, Hartford, Conn., Washington, D.C., and Pleasant Valley and Albany, N.Y. CHAMPIONS

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PENMEN ON PLANES For the second straight year, Nacho Hernando-Angulo competed at the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 19 at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla.

Field hockey opened the season with a pair of matches in North Carolina on Sept. 2-4.

Sahara Brown was named an All-American after finising eighth in the javelin at the NCAA National Championships in Bradenton, Fla., on May 27. Men’s ice hockey played two games at Arizona State for the second straight year on Jan. 20-21. Men’s golf earned a berth to the NCAA Atlantic/ East Regional Championship in Daniels, W.Va., on May 8-10. The team also took a pair of trips to North Carolina and one to South Carolina. Baseball played four games in Pennsylvania, including this snowy affair on March 3, which was sandwiched in the middle of a five-game trip to South Carolina (Feb. 23-26) and a five-game swing in Florida (March 11-15).

Women’s lacrosse went 2-0 on its trip south to Georgia over Spring Break on March 13-15.

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Devin Gilligan took part in the Reese’s/ NABC Division II College All-Star Game on March 24 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Women’s golf trekked across the country to play in the Women’s Cougar Invitational in Vista Valley, Calif., on Feb. 28, before playing a North Carolina tournament in March.

Softball played 10 contests in Florida from March 10-15 after previously playing six games in South Carolina from Feb. 17-19.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams each played three matches against some of the top competition in the country during a trip to a 10-day trip to Hawaii from March 12-21.

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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. QUEEN CITY CUP HISTORY Year

After posting a 22-12 win in the first year of the competition, the Penmen recorded a 26-10 victory in 2015-16 and made it a perfect 2016-17 2015-16 3-for-3 this past season with a 20-14 triumph.

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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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2016-17 SNHU Athletics Year in Review  

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