SNHU’s 2023-2024 fall sports season is here. Pre-season practices start mid-August, with teams coming back on campus early for conditioning and meeting the new players this year. The teams starting their seasons in the coming fall are:
Women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey, women’s cross country, men’s cross country, women’s tennis, and men’s golf. The winter sports (women’s basketball, men’s basketball, ice hockey, women’s indoor track and field, and cheer) heat up towards the middle of fall and carry through the winter and into early spring. The spring sports (baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse, women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s tennis) start to warm up in January and February with the season to follow.
Taking a look back at the 22-23 seasons athletic accomplishments:
President’s Cup Recipient
NE-10 Regular Season Championships:
Women’s tennis, men’s basketball, men’s tennis, and baseball.
Women’s tennis, women’s cross country, women’s indoor track & field, men’s tennis, and women’s outdoor track & field.
NCAA East Regional Champions:
Women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, and baseball.
NE10 Coaches of the Year,
Greg Coache (women’s tennis), Rich Marcello (women’s cross country), Jack Perri (men’s basketball), Lex Butler and staff (women’s indoor track & field), Scott Loiseau (baseball), and Lex Butler and staff (women’s outdoor track & field).
Anthony Fallacaro, Director of Athletics and Recreation, is excited for this season to start where SNHU’s athletic prowess continues to grow to top levels.
“This is one of the most exciting years for Penmen athletics….We are coming off the most successful year the athletic department has ever had,” Fallacaro said. “We repeated as the winner of the NE-10 President’s Cup (signifying the best overall athletic program in the NE-10 Conference), and we achieved our best ever Learfield Directors Cup finish of 23rd in the country out of 251 Division II Universities. Our 481 Learfield Cup points was the highest tally of all East Region athletic programs. Eclipsing last year’s record setting year will be a tall task but that is what athletics is about: always trying to be better.”
It’s not just athletics that SNHU athletes were excelling in, but the classroom as well.
“First and foremost was our achievements in the classroom,” Fallacaro said. “Our student-athletes had a record setting year in the classroom with 238 athletes earning fall NE-10 Academic Honor Roll status in the fall and 242 in the spring. That means those athletes carried a 3.00 GPA or higher and we had 25 perfect 4.00 GPAs in the spring and 62 in the Fall which was tops in the NE-10. The student-athletes also increased its already lofty graduation rate for the 7th consecutive year.”
For up-to-date information on the SNHU athletic teams, go to: https://snhupenmen.com/calendar?vtype=list