UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
September 14, 2009
THE WEEKLY AWARDS
America East Player of the Week
Meg Shea (Sr. / F / Melrose, Mass.) – field hockey
CAA Defensive Player of the Week
Devon Jackson (Jr. / LB / Williamstown, N.J.) – football
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Women’s soccer: at Harvard 1, UNH 0
Friday, Sept. 11
Men’s soccer: UNH 0, UMass 0 (2ot) (at UVM)
Women’s soccer: Northeastern 1, at UNH 0 (2ot)
Volleyball: at Rhode Island 3, UNH 1
Saturday, Sept. 12
Volleyball: UNH 3, Brown 1 // Syracuse 3, UNH 0 (both at Rhode Island)
Field hockey: UNH 2, UC Davis 0 (at UVM)
Football: UNH 23, at Ball State 16
Sunday, Sept. 13
Men’s soccer: Portland 1, UNH 0 (at UVM)
Men’s cross country: 1st place at America East Pre-Meet (at UVM)
Women’s cross country: 4th place at America East Pre-Meet (at UVM)
Women’s soccer: at UNH 0, UMass 0 (2ot)
Field hockey: UNH 3, Penn 2 (at UVM)
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Volleyball at Bryant, 7 pm
Friday, Sept. 18
Women’s soccer at Colorado College, 6 pm
Volleyball vs. Wyoming, 7 pm**
2nd Annual Holly Young Invitational (Arizona State vs. Harvard, 4:30 pm)
Saturday, Sept. 19
Volleyball vs. Harvard, 12:30 pm // vs. Arizona State, 7 pm (Pack the Arena)**
2nd Annual Holly Young Invitational (Wyoming vs. Arizona State, 10 am //
Wyoming vs. Harvard, 4:30 pm)
Field hockey vs. Holy Cross, 1 pm
Men’s soccer vs. Colgate, 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 20
Women’s soccer at Air Force, 1 pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH captured first place at the six-team Pre-America East Meet, which was hosted by UVM. The Wildcats, with 39 points, beat the nearest of their five competitors by 24 points.
- Senior Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) placed third overall to lead a pack of four ‘Cats in the top 10. He completed the 8,000-meter run in 25 minutes, 40.80 seconds.
- Classmate Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska), freshman Cory Sinotte and grad student Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) placed sixth, ninth and 10th, respectively.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH raced to fourth place at the Pre-America East Meet, which was hosted by UVM. The Wildcats placed ahead of Albany and St. Michael’s College in the six-team meet.
- Sophomore Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) was the top ‘Cat in fourth place overall. She ran the 5,050-meter course in 18 minutes, 49.91 seconds.
- Three other UNH runners placed in the top 20. Junior Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine), senior Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) and junior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) finished 13th, 14th and 17th, respectively.
FIELD HOCKEY (3-2, 0-0 America East)
- UNH captured first place a the Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic by defeating UC Davis (2-0) and Penn (3-2). UNH generated a 39-13 shot advantage at the tourney and has outsthot the opposition, 102-63, this season.
- Senior forward Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) extended her goal-scoring streak to five games with one goal against UC Davis and two vs. Penn, including the game-winning tally in that game. Shea has scored eight of the team’s 16 goals this season.
- Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) recorded her first career shutout with a two-save effort vs. UC Davis.
- Shea was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Kate Collins Smyth (Parteen, County Claire/Ireland), Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.).
FOOTBALL (2-0, 0-0 CAA)
- Ninth-ranked UNH defeated Ball State, 23-16, to record its fifth consecutive win against an FBS opponent. In previous years, the Wildcats defeated Army, Marshall, Northwestern and Rutgers.
- UNH’s defense held Ball State to 129 yards of offense, including 27 in the first half.
- Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) scored on touchdown runs of 5 and 8 yards vs. the Cardinals. He had 98 total yards with 55 on the ground and 43 through the air.
- Devon Jackson (Williamstown, N.J.) recorded eight tackles (five solo, three assisted), including a sack and two for losses; he also forced a fumble on Ball State’s last possession of the game to secure the victory.
- Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) had four receptions for 70 yards, including a 26-yard TD that gave UNH the lead for good.
MEN’S SOCCER (1-3-1, 0-0-0 America East)
- UNH went 0-1-1 at the 19th Annual Smith Barney Classic at UVM with a scoreless tie vs. UMass and a 1-0 loss to Portland.
- Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) made a stellar save on a penalty kick vs. the Minutemen to keep the match scoreless. He was selected as the America East Man of the Match in that game.
- Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.) was selected the America East Man of the Match for the Portland game.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-4-1, 0-0-0 America East)
- UNH went 0-2-1 last week with a scoreless tie vs. UMass and 1-0 losses to Harvard and Northeastern (in double overtime).
- Senior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) recorded a 0.30 GAA and .960 save percentage in the three matches with 24 saves and one goal allowed in 296:38; she was injured in overtime vs. Northeastern but did not yield a goal in her 96:38 of action. Yost made a career-high 10 saves in the shutout vs. UMass.
VOLLEYBALL (2-7, 0-0 America East)
- UNH went 1-2 at last weekend’s Art Carmichael Invitational at the University of Rhode Island with a 3-1 win against Rhode Island and losses to URI (3-1) and Syracuse (3-0).
- Senior middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) led the team in kills in all three matches and was named to the All-Tournament Team. She reached double digits each match and tallied 33 overall with a .344 hitting percentage.
- Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) is now 118 assists away from 3,000 in her career. Only one other Wildcat – current assistant coach Stacy Barnett – has reached that milestone.
- UNH will hold its 2nd Annual Holly Young Invitational this weekend with Arizona State, Harvard and Wyoming coming to town. “Pack the Arena” night is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 against ASU at 7 p.m.
MEG SHEA, field hockey
Meg, a senior forward from Melrose, Mass., was honored as the Player of the Week by America East on the heels of her selection to the All-Tournament Team at the Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic. She scored three goals last week to lead UNH to a pair of wins and first place at the tourney. Against Penn, she leveled the score, 1-1, in the ninth minute and struck again with 1:59 remaining in the game to break a 2-2 tie and give the Wildcats a 3-2 victory. One day earlier, Shea scored in the 68th minute to secure the 2-0 win against UC Davis.
DEVON JACKSON, football
Devon, a junior linebacker from Williamstown, N.J., recorded eight tackles (five solo, three assisted), including a sack and two for a loss, to spearhead UNH’s defensive effort in the 23-16 victory at Ball State and garner the CAA’s Defensive Player of the Week award. Devon also forced a fumble on Ball State’s last possession of the game to secure the victory, which marked UNH’s fifth straight win against an FBS team.