October 12, 2009



October 12, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. Meg Shea of the field hockey team and Chris Banks of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more is in this week's Wildcat Roundup.





Meg Shea, field hockey

     Meg, a senior forward, recorded five goals – including two game-winning tallies – and one assist for a total of 11 points to lead UNH to victories against Dartmouth College (4-0), University of Vermont (3-1) and University of Michigan (3-2, double overtime) last week.

     She capped the week with the game-winning goal against Michigan on Oct. 11, and that tally extended her point-scoring streak to 13 games; it also marked her fifth consecutive game with a goal.

     One day earlier, Meg recorded a goal and assist in the second half to spark UNH to a 3-1 road win vs. UVM; her assist set up the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute and her goal extended the lead to 3-1 in the 54th minute.

     Meg opened the week by matching her personal bests in both goals (three) and points (six) in a 4-0 win at Dartmouth on Oct. 7. In that game, she opened the scoring with goals in the 11th and 12 minutes to quickly give UNH a 2-0 lead and then closed the scoring in the 48th minute.


Chris Banks, men’s soccer

     Chris, a senior forward, punched in his third game-winning goal of the season off a pass from Sean Coleman in the 73rd minute of play to propel the men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory against 15th-ranked Boston University to open up conference play last Wednesday night at Nickerson Field.

     Later in the week, Chris was at it again as he netted the first of a pair of late goals that led the team to its fourth victory in the last five games, defeating the No. 25 ranked UMBC Retrievers, 2-0, last Saturday afternoon at UMBC Soccer Stadium.

     Chris, who compiled a team best three shots in the game, has led the Wildcats in shots every game this season and remains the team's leading goal scorer with four.



Field hockey: Meg Shea, America East Player of the Week

Football: Terrence Klein, CAA Defensive Player of the Week

Football: Tom Manning, CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

Men’s soccer: Chris Banks, America East Player of the Week



Wednesday, Oct. 7

Field hockey: UNH 4, at Dartmouth 0

Men’s soccer: UNH 2, at #17 Boston U. 1

Thursday, Oct. 8

Women’s soccer:  Albany 1, at UNH 0


Women’s ice hockey: at #3 UNH 4, Colgate 0

Volleyball: at UMBC 3, UNH 2

Saturday, Oct. 10--  HOMECOMING WEEKEND

Men’s cross country: 4th place at New England Championships (Boston)

Women’s cross country: 5th place at New England Championships (Boston)

Football: at #5 UNH 28,  #2 Villanova 24

Field hockey: UNH 3,  at Vermont 1

Men’s soccer: UNH 2, at #25 UMBC 0

Women’s ice hockey: #3 UNH 2, Syracuse 1

Men’s ice hockey: at Rensselaer 3, UNH 1

Sunday, Oct. 11

Field hockey: UNH 3, Michigan 2 (2 ot; at Harvard)

Volleyball: at Stony Brook 3, UNH 2

Women’s soccer: at Dartmouth 2, UNH 1




Wednesday, Oct. 14

Men’s soccer vs. Hartford, 3 pm

Thursday, Oct. 15

Women’s soccer at Vermont, 3 pm

Friday, Oct. 16

Men’s hockey vs. Miami, 7 pm

Saturday, Oct. 17

Womens’ swim & dive at Siena, 11 am

Field hockey at Boston U., 1 pm

Men’s soccer vs. Vermont, 2 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Niagara, 2 pm

Football at UMass, 3:30 pm (Comcast SportsNet New England)

Volleyball vs. Hartford, 4 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Miami, 7 pm

Sunday, Oct. 18

Women’s swim & dive at Wagner, 11 am

Women’s ice hockey vs. Niagara, 2 pm

Women’s soccer vs. Maine, 2 pm

Field hockey vs. Boston College, 3 pm




  • The men’s cross country team placed fourth (47 teams competed) at the New England Championship that was held at Boston’s Franklin Park.
  • Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) was the top ‘Cat in 11th place overall and Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) also placed in the top 20 (18th).
  • The team returns to action Oct. 31 at the America East Championships (at UVM).



  • The women’s cross country team placed fifth (49 teams competed) at the New England Championship that was held at Boston’s Franklin Park.
  • Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.), Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and Courney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) finished within a six-second span and placed 24th, 28th and 34th, respectively.
  • The team returns to action Oct. 31 at the America East Championships (at UVM).


FIELD HOCKEY (8-5, 1-1 America East)

  • UNH won all three games away from home last week with road wins against Dartmouth and Vermont as well as a neutral-site win vs. Michigan.
  • Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) extended her point-scoring streak with a point in all three games last week. She matched her career highs in both goals (three) and points (six) at Dartmouth, tallied a goal and an assist at UVM and scored the game-winning goal in overtime vs. Michigan.
  • Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) stopped 15 of 18 shots in 232:55 of action last week for a 0.90 goals-against-average and .833 save percentage.


FOOTBALL (5-0, 2-0 CAA)

  • Fifth-ranked UNH defeated second-ranked Villanova, 28-24, in front of a crowd of 14,811 on Homecoming Weekend. UNH scored on all five trips to the Red Zone.
  • UNH’s 5-0 start is its best since the 2005 season.
  • Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) make five tackles, including a sack, and also recorded a fourth-quarter interception that led to a UNH field goal (28-24 lead).
  • Tom Manning (Rome, N.Y.) made 3 of 3 field goal attempts, including kicks of 35 and 22 yards in the fourth quarter that transformed a 24-22 deficit into a 28-24 lead.
  • Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) entered UNH’s top-10 list of career rushers following his 67-yard effort vs. Villanova. He now has 1,810 yards.
  • Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) led UNH in all-purpose yardage with 134 receiving yards.


MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (0-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH dropped its season opener at Rensselaer, 3-1.
  • Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) scored the team’s first goal of the 2010 season; he also scored the team’s last goal of the 2009 season.
  • UNH has won back-to-back home openers with wins against Wisconsin last year and Colorado College in the previous year.


WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (4-0-0, 1-0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • Third-ranked UNH continued its homestand with wins against Colgate (4-0) and Syracuse (2-1).
  • UNH shut out the opposition in the second and third games of the season; the Wildcats did not record back-to-back shutouts last year. UNH’s shutout streak ended at 183:30 when Syracuse scored its second-period goal.
  • Ten Wildcats recorded a point vs. Colgate, and Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.; two assists) was the only multiple-point scorer.
  • The ‘Cats are unbeaten in their last 29 regular season home games (25-0-4), and that includes 11-0-1 vs. non-league teams.
  • UNH has won 17 consecutive regular-season games


MEN’S SOCCER (5-5-1, 0-0-0 America East)

  • UNH recorded road victories against 17th-ranked Boston University (2-10 and 25th-ranked UMBC (2-0) last week. It marked UMBC’s first home loss of the season as well as the first time the Retrievers were shut out.
  • Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in both games, as he scored in the 73rd minute at BU to break a 1-1 tie and netted the first goal vs. UMBC.
  • UNH has won four of its last five games.
  • Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) has a 0.82 GAA with three shutouts.


WOMEN’S SOCCER (2-11-1, 1-3-0 America East)

  • UNH lost a pair of one-goal games last week – 1-0 to Albany and 2-1 at Dartmouth. The Wildcats have eight one-goal losses this season.
  • Sophomore Brooke Duchaney (Hampton Falls, N.H.) scored her first goal as a UNH Wildcat in the 82nd minute vs. Dartmouth.


VOLLEYBALL (8-13, 0-4 America East)

  • UNH dropped a pair of five-set road matches last week against league foes UMBC and Stony Brook.
  • Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) had a team-high 18 kills vs. UMBC and also led the team in kills against Stony Brook with 20.
  • Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) recorded 28 kills last weekend to increase her career total to 961.
  • Taylor Dressing (Gillette, N.J.) recorded 14 kills with a .389 hitting percentage – and also tallied four blocks – against Stony Brook.
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