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Southern New Hampshire fans rewarded for journey
December 18th, 2013 6:50PM
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[NCAA DIVISION II: Season in Review] Southern New Hampshire showed its support for the Penmen competing at the 2013 NCAA Division I men's final in Evans, Ga. The school held a drawing for students interested in attending the championship game, and 45 lucky winners were flown in for the match, and they weren't disappointed as Southern New Hampshire won, 2-1, over Carson-Newman.

Division II Men:NCAA Tournament
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Division II Men:Leading Scorers

The title was the second for Southern New Hampshire after its title in 1989. The Penmen won on second-half goals by Miguel Carneiroand Pierre Omanga for their 22nd win of the season, tying the program record reached in both 1988 and 1989.

"The program just continued to get stronger and stronger in every way," said sixth-year coach Marc Hubbard, the 2013 NSCAA/Field Turf Coach of the Year. "You could see it in our recruiting and in our performance on the field. We knew that this year, we were putting out our most complete team and that if we stayed healthy and got some good bounces, we could go all the way."

Southern New Hampshire's closest test came in the quarterfinals when it needed a shootout to beat Mercyhurst.

Omanga was one of three Frenchmen on the team that had a large international flavor, but the Penmen did have two local products in the starting lineup: Yannick Kabala and Christian Rodriguez, both Manchester products. Kabala, whose younger brother, Guy, attended the U.S. under-17 residency program, was one of the Penmen's four All-Northeast-10 first team picks.

Southern New Hampshire
1 Dom DiMaggio
SR. Rome, N.Y.
2 Jonathan Lupinelli SOPH. France
3 Callum Williams GR. England
21 Miguel CarneiroJR. Brazil
22 Keegan Campbell JR. Norton, Mass.
28 Dominic SamuelSOPH. Toronto, Ont.
6 Yannick Kabala JR. Manchester, N.H.
7 Christian Rodriguez SR. Manchester, N.H.
10 Mohamed Toufik JR. France
11 Pierre Omanga SR. France
19 Kenny DoubletteJR. Haiti
13 Brian FrancoliniSR. Ellington, Conn.
17 Sebastian StezewskiSOPH. New Britain, Conn.
20 Kyle Logan JR. Shelburne, Vt.

DIVISION II SEASON.Lindenwood had gone into the NCAA Division II Tournament as the top-ranked and only unbeaten team, but it fell to Rockhurst, 1-0, in the super regional final.

The win sent the Hawks to the NCAA D2 semifinals for the first time. Carson-Newman was also playing in the final four for the first time, while Simon Fraser returned for the second year in a row.

Southern New Hampshire was No. 2 in the final regular-season rankings, and Young Harris was No. 3. The Mountain Lions, who were in their provisional year of the NCAA Division II membership process, weren't eligible for the postseason. They had been No. 1 entering the final week of the regular season but fell to Francis Marion in the 2013 Peach Belt semifinals, snapping a 14-match winning streak by the Mountain Lions.

ALL-AMERICANS.Englishmen Callum William and Omanga were the Southern New Hampshire representatives on the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCCAA Men's Division II All-America first team.

The Division II teams featured six returnees, including Colorado Mines senior forward Tesho Akindele, finishing his career with his fourth All-America honor. Rockhurst senior forward Mark Magee picked up his third such award.
First-Team All-Americans
GK Josh CohenSr. UC San Diego Sunnyvale, Calif.
D Phil Cutler Sr. Notre Dame (Ohio) England
D Walker Hume So. Rollins Austin, Texas
D Callum WilliamsJr. Southern N.H. England
M Thiago Andrade Sr. Queens (N.C.) Brazil
M Mauricio Medina Sr. Lindenwood Uruguay
M Jonathan Watkin Sr. LIU Post England
F Eivind Austbo Jr. LIU Post Norway
F Ngwese Ebangwese Jr. Indianapolis Rochester, N.Y.
F Aris NukicSo. Lindenwood St. Louis, Mo.
F Pierre Omanga Sr. Southern N.H. France

LEADING SCORERS. Omanga finished tied for third in the country in goals with 21, behind Davis & Elkins' James Pucci and Palm Beach Atlantic's Kenny Hogg.

Pucci, a Nova Southeastern University transfer, had just one goal in his first four games but finished with 26 goals in his last 14 games. The Italian also had 11 assists.

Hogg, a former Scottish international schoolboy, finished with 24 goals, had an NCAA Division II-best 29 goals in 2012.

Division II Men Leading Scorers
27 James Pucci Davis & Elkins
24 Kenny Hogg Palm Beach Atlantic
21 Eivind Austboe LIU Post
21 Pierre Omanga Southern N.H.
20 Ross FrameCarson-Newman

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