January 14, 2013

Frame, Coffey: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP

January 14, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) of the women’s basketball team and Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) of the ski team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup. 

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Morgan Frame, women’s basketball

     Morgan, a senior forward from Waterville, Maine, recorded season highs in both points (20) and rebounds (12) to lead the UNH women’s basketball team to a 63-62 victory against UMBC on Jan. 9. She shot 72.7% (8-for-11) from the floor in the game and was also credited with two assists to garner UNH’s America East Player of the Game recognition, and on Monday she was named the America East Player of the Week.

     In the second half, Morgan scored one point and pulled down five rebounds during UNH’s 10-2 run spanning nearly eight minutes that transformed a 52-47 deficit into a 57-54 lead the ‘Cats would not relinquish. In 18 second-half minutes, she recorded seven points (3-3 FGs), seven rebounds and two assists.

     Morgan, who was named to the America East Preseason All-Conference Team, leads the Wildcats in free throws made (33) and attempted (49). She ranks second in scoring (10.6 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg), field goals made (63) and FG attempted (148); she is third in minutes (26.9 per game) and fourth in steals (12). With those numbers, the 6-foot-1 forward ranks sixth in the conference in rebounding and ninth in scoring as well as sixth in free throw percentage (.673) and first in offensive rebounds (3.4 per game).

     In her first year as a UNH Wildcat in 2012, Frame led the team in scoring (16.0 points per game) and ranked second in rebounds (7.5 per game) to garner America East All-Conference Second Team recognition. She would have led the league in scoring and ranked No. 8 in rebounding if she met the minimum requirement of 75% games played (Morgan played in 22 of 30 games – 73.3%).

     Morgan led New Hampshire in field goal percentage (.443), and she also attempted the most free throws despite missing eight games (due to NCAA transfer regulations).

     The 6-foot-1 forward, a two-time America East Player of the Week honoree who was named UNH's America East Player of the Game five times, ranked second among Wildcats in field goals attempted and made as well as made free throws.

     Morgan was UNH's top scorer 12 times (in 22 games) and the top rebounder nine times; she led the squad in both statistics seven times and tallied seven double-doubles, including a 35-point, 12-rebound effort against Wagner in just her second game as a Wildcat. The 35 points marked the highest single-game output by any America East player last year.

     Morgan’s collegiate career began at St. Anselm College (Manchester, N.H.). She played in 20 games as a freshman in 2009-10 and in nine games as a sophomore in 2010-11 before transferring to UNH in January 2011.

 

Sam Coffey, skiing

     Sam, a junior from Snowmass, Colorado, led the UNH ski team to a second-place finish at the season-opening Vermont Winter Carnival last weekend (Jan. 11-12) with career-best, runner-up finishes in both the slalom and giant slalom races. Led by those pair of second-place efforts, the Wildcats’ men squad recorded the top team score in both disciplines.

     In the first race of the EISA season, Sam followed up his initial run of 59.45 seconds with a second time of 1 minute, 3.54 seconds for a combined total of 2:02.99, just .27 seconds behind the winner of the Jan. 11 giant slalom.

     Then in Saturday’s slalom competition, Sam was in second place with an opening run of 52.23 and held onto that position with a second run of 54.47 for an aggregate time of 1:46.70.

     Last year, Sam qualified for the NCAA Championship but did not compete due to the three-skier limit. He capped the 2012 season with a 10th-place effort in the slalom at the EISA Championship. Sam was the top ‘Cat with a season-high, third-place finish in the giant slalom at the UVM Carnival.

     As a freshman in 2011, Sam earned All-America Second Team recognition with eighth place in the slalom at the NCAAs and he was named to the USCSCA All-Academic Team; he also skied to an 18th-place finish in the giant slalom at the NCAAs. At the EISAs, Sam wsa 11th in the GS and 12th in the SL. Sam had six other top-10 finishes during the carnival season.

 

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Morgan Frame, women’s basketball – America East Player of the Week

 

RECENT RESULTS

Wednesday, January 9

Women’s basketball: at UNH 63, UMBC 62

Men’s basketball: at UMBC 68, UNH 57

Friday, January 11

Men’s ice hockey: at No. 2 Boston College 5, No. 4 UNH 2

Gymnastics: at Central Michigan 195.050, UNH 193.100

Skiing (alpine): 2nd place at UVM Carnival (day 1 of 2)

Saturday, January 12

Men’s ice hockey: at No. 4 UNH 2, No. 2 Boston College 1

Skiing (alpine): 2nd place at UVM Carnival (day 2 of 2)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, January 14

Coach’s Show with Dick Umile at Buffalo Wild Wings (Newington, NH), 7 pm

Tuesday, January 15

Women’s ice hockey at Union, 7 pm

Wednesday, January 16

Women’s swimming & diving vs. Dartmouth, 6pm

Men’s basketball vs. Albany, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Albany, 12 pm (broadcast on ESPN3.com)

Friday, January 18

Gymnastics vs. North Carolina State, 7 pm

Skiing at St. Lawrence Carnival; Alpine- Whiteface, Nordic- Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Saturday, January 19

Men’s track & field vs. Holy Cross, Stonehill, 12pm

Women’s track & field vs. Holy Cross, Stonehill, 12 pm

Women’s basketball vs. Boston U., 2 pm (TV: WBIN and FOX College Sports Atlantic)

Men’s basketball vs. Boston U., 4 pm (TV: WBIN and FOX College Sports Atlantic)

Men’s ice hockey vs. Providence, 7 pm

Skiing at St. Lawrence Carnival; Alpine- Whiteface, Nordic- Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Women’s ice hockey at Connecticut, 1 pm

Sunday, January 20

Women’s ice hockey at Connecticut, 1 pm

Monday, January 21

Women’s swimming & diving at Boston U., 3:30 pm

Coach’s Show with Dick Umile at Buffalo Wild Wings (Newington, NH), 7 pm

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-11 overall, 0-3 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team lost 68-57 at UMBC last Wednesday, Jan. 9 in its only game of the week.
  • Junior forward Patrick Konan (Gainesville, Fla.) was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game with a team-high 19 points vs. UMBC. He scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half and finished with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds and two steals.
  • Senior forward Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) continues to lead the team in both scoring (15.1 ppg) and rank second in rebounding (6.6 rpg). In the America East conference, Myrick is No. 6 in scoring and No. 9 in rebounding.
  • Junior center Chris Pelcher (Albany, N.Y.) ranks third in the conference in field goal percentage (53.3%) and sixth in rebounding (7.4 rpg). Pelcher is also third in blocked shots (1.5 per game).
  • Senior point guard Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) is the America East leader in minutes at 35.8 per game.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 16 (7 p.m.) against Albany. UNH men’s and women’s basketball plays a doubleheader against Boston University on Saturday, Jan. 19; the women’s game tips off at Lundholm Gym at 2 p.m. and is immediately followed by the men’s game; both games will be televised on WBIN and FOX College Sports Atlantic.
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-9 overall, 1-2 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team prevailed 63-62 at home against UMBC on Jan. 9 to get its first America East conference win of the season. The Wildcats made 13 of 18 2-point field goals in the second half and shot a season-high 50% from the floor for the game.
  • Senior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) recorded season highs in both points (20) and rebounds (12) to garner UNH’s America East Player of the Game recognition, and on Monday she was named the America East Player of the Week.
  • Senior guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) recorded her 11th double-digit scoring game of the season with 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 from the foul line. She also had seven rebounds and three assists.
  • Freshman guard Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) recorded a career-high four assists against the UMBC Retrievers. She also tallied eight points, two rebounds, one steal and one block.
  • Reed is currently No. 3 in America East in scoring (12.8 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (7.5 rpg); she leads UNH in both stats.
  • A couple of Wildcats are approaching significant milestones. Reed has 148 career 3-pointers, while Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) has 96 career 3-pointers and 248 career assists.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 16 (12 p.m.) at Albany in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3.com. UNH women’s and men’s basketball plays a doubleheader against Boston University on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lundholm Gym; the women’s game tips off at 2 p.m. and is immediately followed by the men’s game; both games will be televised on WBIN and FOX College Sports Atlantic.
 

GYMNASTICS (1-1 overall, 1-0 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team hit the road for a dual meet against Central Michigan University on Jan. 11 and returned to Durham with a loss to the Chippewas, who recorded a team scored of 195.050 to UNH’s 193.100.
  • Senior Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) recorded meet-high scores on both the balance beam (9.825) and floor exercise (9.850). Fobes also had the team’s top score on vault and finished third overall at 9.725.
  • Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) tied for second place on the floor at 9.725.
  • Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) was the top ‘Cat on the uneven bars with a judgment of 9.80, which tied for third overall.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 18 (7 p.m.) at home against EAGL preseason favorite North Carolina State.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-4-2 overall, 9-3-1 Hockey East)

  • UNH, which moved up to No. 3 in both of this week’s polls, split a pair of games last weekend against second-ranked Boston College with a 5-2 road loss (Jan. 11) and 2-1 victory at home (Jan. 12).
  • Senior forward John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) recorded a goal and assist in the weekend series vs. BC. Henrion’s power-play goal at 15:12 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winning goal against the Eagles.
  • Sophomore forward Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) also recorded a goal and assist vs. BC. Willows scored his first collegiate goal last Saturday when he gave UNH a 1-0 second-period lead.
  • Junior forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) finished with two points (goal, assist) against Boston College. Goumas has a four-game point-scoring streak, a point in 14 of 15 and in 17 of 20 overall games this season.
  • Sophomore goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) stopped 22 of 23 shots in Saturday’s victory.
  • UNH’s line of Jay Camper (Rocky River, Ohio), Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) and Willows has 12 points in four games with three goals and nine assists.
  • UNH leads the nation in penalty kill at 94.0% and ranks No. 9 in offense as well as No. 8 in defense. Goumas is ranked No. 3 in assists and No. 6 in points.
  • New Hampshire returns to action this weekend with a home game against Providence College on Jan. 19 (7 p.m.).

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-11-2 overall, 4-4-1 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team has not played a game since its 2-2 tie at home against nationally-ranked Harvard University back on Dec. 8.
  • The Wildcats return to action Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Union College. They also play a two-game series at UConn on Jan. 19-20.
  • UNH’s next home game is Thursday, Jan. 24 vs. Northeastern University.
  • Freshman defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) was named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for December. She recorded four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in as many games last month with one point against each of the four nationally-ranked teams. Crossley tallied an assist in both games of the home-and-home series against Northeastern University, then netted a goal vs. Boston College and extended her point streak to four games with an assist vs. Harvard University.
  • Crossley is currently tied for the team lead in points (13) with six goals and seven assists; she is second in both goals and assists. On the national leaderboard, she is 18th in defensemen scoring, 19th in power-play goals (four) and 22nd in rookie scoring.
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team recorded 394 points in the two alpine events to finish in second place at the season-opening Vermont Winter Carnival, which was held Jan. 11-12. The men’s squad recorded the highest point total in both the giant slalom (123 points) and slalom (104).
  • Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.), a two-time NCAA Championship qualifier, skied to a second-place finish in both the giant slalom on Friday and slalom on Saturday. He completed the two GS runs in 2 minutes, 2.99 seconds to finish .27 seconds behind the winner.
  • Three other ‘Cats placed in the top 10 of the men’s giant slalom. Coffey was followed by Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) in fifth place, Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) in sixth in and Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) in eighth.
  • Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) recorded a pair of top-10 finishes and was the top ‘Cat in both the women’s slalom and giant slalom. She closed the carnival with a fifth-place effort in the slalom following seventh-place in the giant slalom.
  • In the men’s slalom, both Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) and Geoff Bonewald (New London, N.H.) just missed a top-10 finish as they finished in 11th and 12th place, respectively.
  • In the women’s slalom, Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) earned her first collegiate points in 11th place and Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) completed the UNH scoring in 20th place.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 19-20 at the St. Lawrence Winter Carnival. The alpine events are at Whiteface while Nordic competition is at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (6-0 overall, 1-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s swimming & diving team has not competed in a meet since the Brown Invitational (Dec. 1-2).
  • New Hampshire resumes the 2012-13 season Jan. 16, 2013 at home against intrastate rival Dartmouth College. Meet time at Swasey Pool is 6 p.m.
 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team has not competed in a meet since Dec. 8, when the Wildcats lost 102-89 at home to the University of Maine.
  • New Hampshire resumes the 2012-13 season Saturday, Jan. 19 at home against College of the Holy Cross and Stonehill College.
 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team last competed Dec. 8, when the Wildcats recorded a 109-80 win at home against the University of Maine.
  • New Hampshire resumes the 2012-13 season Saturday, Jan. 19 at home against College of the Holy Cross and Stonehill College.
 
 

COMPLETED SEASONS

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team ended the 2012 season with a 21st-place finish at the 34-team NCAA Northeast Regional Meet at Hammonasset State Park (Madison, Conn.) on Nov. 9.
  • The Wildcats finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) placed second overall to lead four ‘Cats in the top 20. Classmate Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) also recorded a top-10 finish in sixth place.
  • Junior Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) was named to the America East All-Academic Team.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team had one individual qualify for and compete at the NCAA Championships that were held Nov. 17 at Tom Sawyer State Park (Louisvile, Ky.).
  • Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) completed the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 52.5 seconds to finish 112th in the 253-runner field.
  • Maguire, the 2012 America East individual champion, earned a spot in the NCAAs by receiving one of four individual regional bids following a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 10. She received All-Region recognition for the second consecutive year.
  • UNH finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Maguire was followed by junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.; sixth) and freshman Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia; 10th). The other two scoring ‘Cats finished in the top 15 and all seven Wildcat harriers placed among the top 20.
  • Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Twombly were voted to the America East All-Academic Team.

 

FIELD HOCKEY (12-8 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • The 20th-ranked UNH field hockey team was the top seed and host of the America East Championship for the third consecutive year. In a Nov. 2 semifinal, the Wildcats defeated Fairfield University, 3-2 in overtime, to advance to the title game for the third time in as many years. UNH fell one victory short of defending its 2011 crown with a 3-1 loss to University at Albany in the Nov. 4 championship game.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, the America East conference announced its annual awards and all-conference teams. UNH, led by 22nd-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as Coaching Staff of the Year for the third consecutive year – it is the first time anyone received that award three consecutive years, and the five overall awards ties the conference benchmark.
  • Junior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was voted Defensive Player of the Year. She is the first Wildcat to receive that distinction since the award’s 2001 inception.
  • Bozek was joined on the All-Conference First Team by senior midfielder Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) and junior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.).
  • Sophomore midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) and junior forward Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) were named to the Second Team, while the All-Rookie Team included forwards Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and Lynne Lehman (Landisburg, Pa.) as well as back Chandler Giese (Trappe, Pa.).
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the end of UNH careers for three seniors – Erler, Claire Grogan (Canton, Mass.) and Mary Quill (Greenland, N.H.).

FOOTBALL (8-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)

  • The 11th-ranked UNH football team saw its 2012 season come to an end with a 23-7 loss at ninth-ranked Wofford College in an NCAA second round game Dec. 1 at Gibbs Stadium.
  • UNH head coach Sean McDonnell received two awards as he was named New England Football Writers Coach of the Year and AFCA Regional Coach of the Year. It marked the fourth time McDonnell was feted as New England Football Writers Coach of the Year (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012) and third AFCA regional honor (2004, 2005, 2012).
  • Senior linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team for the second consecutive year and senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was named to the Third Team.
  • Evans was named to a total of six All-America teams, including Associate Press (AP) and AFCA.
  • Senior left guard Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was voted to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for the second consecutive year. He was also selected to the Capital One Academic NCAA Division I Football Districk 1 First Team for the second time in as many years.
  • The Wildcats placed 11 members on CAA All-Conference teams. Evans, Smith, sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and junior left tackle Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) were First Team selections. Sophomore running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.), senior cornerback Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.) and junior safety Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) were tabbed to the Second Team. Zarkoskie, sophomore tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.), sophomore center Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.) and junior place kicker Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) earned a spot on the Third Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (7-7-6 overall, 2-3-1 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team finished as runner-up at the America East Championship tournament for the second time in three years following a 0-0 tie at UMBC in the title game in which the Retrievers prevailed on penalty kicks, 4-2, on Nov. 10.
  • The Wildcats advanced out of the semifinals with a 1-0 victory at top-seeded Vermont on Nov. 6. UNH did not surrender a goal in three tourney games this year to match the feat accomplished in 2010; the six consecutive postseason shutouts is a conference record.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) stopped all six shots vs. Vermont and seven against UMBC to extend his streak of consecutive shutouts to four games and 408 minutes, 50 seconds.
  • At the conclusion of the America East Championship, senior backs Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) and Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.), as well as Worra, were selected to the All-Championship Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the conclusion of Wildcat careers for Ryan McNabb (Downington, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden), Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.), Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.), Thomas and Hussein.
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-12-2 overall, 3-4-1 America East)

  • The UNH women’s soccer team, making its conference-record 12th consecutive tournament appearance, was ousted from the 2012 America East Championships with a 2-1 loss to Stony Brook University in an Oct. 25 quarterfinal game at Lewis Fields.
  • Junior goalkeeer Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America District 1 First Team on Nov. 2.
  • Correa, who was also named to the America East All-Academic Team, started all 18 games in which she played. She had a 1.43 GAA with a .755 save percentage and three shutouts, and ranked third in the conference in both total saves (83) and saves per game (4.61).
  • Prior to the start of postseason play, four Wildcats received America East honors. Senior back Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.) was named to the All-Conference Second Team while freshman midfielder Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kan.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
  • Correa, Curry and junior midfielder Kristi Zarrilli (Gorham, Maine) were voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marks the end of UNH careers for eight Wildcat seniors – captain Erin Jackson (Wakefield, Mass.), Allie Coppenrath (Green Harbor, Mass.), Sarah Dobush (Pickering, Ontario), Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.), Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.), Kelly Spencer (Exeter, N.H.), Drea Noguiera (New Bedford, Mass.) and Curry.
 

VOLLEYBALL (15-14 overall, 7-5 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team was ousted from the 2012 America East Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded University at Albany in a Nov. 16 semifinal match.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, junior right side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team while outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) and middle blocker Brenna Buckwalter (Evergreen, Colo.) were All-Rookie Team honorees and senior defensive specialist Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the end of Wildcat careers for Schnepp and setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.). Schnepp established a UNH single-season record for digs with 560 in 2012 and ended her career with 997 digs.
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