Sprecakovic named Northeast-10 Co-Rookie of the Year

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It’s Nov. 13, 2019. Here’s what’s been going on lately in Southern New Hampshire University sports.

Women’s Volleyball

The Penmen gutted out a five-set win against Pace on Friday, but haven’t duplicated that success since, falling in three sets against Adelphi on Sunday and three sets against Franklin Pierce on Tuesday.

In the Friday win, senior Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz) had a career-high 19 kills. Freshman Juliana Pacini (São Paolo, Brazil) had 18 kills.

On Sunday, Lippincott led the Penmen with nine kills, senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) had 11 assists.

In the Tuesday loss, Lippincott led the Penmen in kills again with 15 kills and also had 8 digs. Coffey had 18 assists and 4 kills with a .667 hitting percentage.

Cross Country

The women’s cross country team finished third out of 23 teams at the Division II East Regional Championships in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Sophomore Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finished second overall in the 6k with a time of 22:23.2, just four seconds behind race-winner Samantha Curtin of Stonehill.

Sophomore Grace Henson (Cumberland, R.I.) finished 16th at 23:08.

The men finished sixth overall, with junior Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) finishing fifth individually overall with a time of 23.01 in the 10k.

Next up is the NCAA Division II National Championship on Nov. 23 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento, Calif.

Men’s Soccer

Freshman Sinia Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) has been named as the Northeast-10 Conference Co-Rookie of the Year, following two Rookie of the Week awards he earned this season.

Sprecakovic ended the season with eight goals and six assists.

Juniors Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) and Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany) both were named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team. Spreckakovic and graduate students Alex Satrustegui (San Sebastian, Spain) and João Brum (Ribera Grande, Portugal) were named to the All-Conference Second Team.

The Penmen (9-4-4) earned the No. 3 seed for the NE10 Championship following a 7-3-2 mark in league play. SNHU tied Saint Rose, 0-0, in the quarterfinals, but fell in penalty kicks, 6-5. Southern New Hampshire now awaits a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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