Carr, Adejuyigbe: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP 

January 23, 2012

 

DURHAM, N.H.Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) of the women’s gymnastics team and Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) of the men’s indoor track & field 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

Ali Carr, women’s gymnastics

     Ali, a senior all-around competitor from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, led the UNH gymnastics team to victory by winning the vault, uneven bars and balance beam against the University of Pittsburgh at Lundholm Gym on Jan. 21.

     Ali began the day on vault, where she recorded a personal-best score of 9.875. Carr then tied for the top spot on bars (with teammate Danielle Reibold) at 9.775 and was the top gymnast on the beam with a career-high mark of 9.875.

     One week earlier against nationally-ranked Penn State, the co-captain posted identical marks of 9.775 on the vault and bars, which marked the fourth-best score on bars. In the season opener at Rutgers (Jan. 7), Ali turned in a 9.825 score on vault to earn second place.

     Ali is a two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honoree. She earned All-EAGL First Team on the vault and Second Team on the uneven bars in 2011, then placed 12th on the bars at the EAGL Championship to earn All-Tournament Second Team in that event. Ali also competed in bars and vault, where she finished in 17th place, at the 2011 NCAA Regional Championship.  Her other career highlights include 18th place on the bars at the 2010 NCAA Regional as well as All-EAGL First Team on bars and All-Tournament Second Team on bard in ’09.

 

Victor Adejuyigbe, men’s indoor track & field

     Victor, a junior sprinter from Penacook, N.H., won two events to help lead the UNH men’s indoor track & field team to a quad-meet victory Jan. 21 at Paul Sweet Oval. He was the fastest runner in the 55-meter dash with a New England Championship-qualifying time of 6.56 seconds. He also took first place in the 200m – leading a 1-2-3 Wildcats sweep – with a time of 23.56.

     Earlier in the 2011-12 season, he ran a leg of the triumphant 4x400m relay team in a dual meet at Maine (on Dec. 10). One week earlier, he was part of the winning 4x400m relay squad in a field of 21 teams at the Jay Carisella Carnival.

     As a freshman in 2009-10, Victor ran a leg on UNH’s relay teams that placed sixth in the 4x400 and seventh in the 4x100 at the America East Outdoor Championships.

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Monday, January 16

Women’s swimming & diving: Boston University 182, at UNH 118

Women’s basketball: at UNH 63, Stony Brook 53

Men’s basketball: at Stony Brook 61, UNH 52

Thursday, January 19

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 4, Boston U. 2

Men’s basketball: Boston U. 52, at UNH 50

Women’s basketball: at Boston U. 79, UNH 39

Friday, January 20

Men’s hockey: UNH 2, at #6 Merrimack 1

Skiing: 3rd place at Bates Winter Carnival (Day 1 of 2)

Saturday, January 21

Men’s hockey: Merrimack 3, at UNH 2 (overtime)

Gymnastics: at UNH 194.15, Pittsburgh 193.725

Women’s ice hockey: at #7 Northeastern 8, UNH 0

Skiing: 4th place at Bates Winter Carnival (Day 2 of 2)

Men’s track & field: 1st place vs. Holy Cross, Stonehill and Worcester State

Women’s track & field: 2nd place vs. Holy Cross, Stonehill and Worcester State

Women’s swimming & diving: at Princeton 199, UNH 98

Sunday, January 22

Men’s basketball: UNH 64, at Binghamton 49

Women’s basketball: Binghamton 64, at UNH 55

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January 25

Men’s basketball vs. Maine, 7 pm (White Out Lundholm Gym)

Women’s basketball at Maine, 6 pm

Friday, January 27

Skiing at UNH Winter Carnival – Alpine: Attitash / Nordic: Jackson Ski Touring Center

     (Day 1 of 2)

Men’s hockey at Boston College, 7:30 pm (Television: NESN)

Men’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games, 4 pm

Women’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games, 4 pm

Saturday, January 28

Women’s basketball vs. UMBC, 1 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Vermont, 2 pm (Television: WBIN-TV)

Men’s hockey vs. Boston College, 7 pm (Television: WBIN-TV)

Skiing at UNH Winter Carnival – Alpine: Attitash / Nordic: Jackson Ski Touring Center

     (Day 2 of 2)

Gymnastics at Northern Illinois, 8 pm (Eastern)

Sunday, January 29

Women’s ice hockey at Vermont, 2 pm

Men’s basketball at Vermont, 3 pm (Television: CBS Sports Network)

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-11 overall, 2-5 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team went 1-2 last week with a loss at Stony Brook (61-52), loss to Boston University (52-50) and win at Binghamton (64-49).
  • Senior guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) had one of his most impressive weeks of the 2011-12 season by averaging 16.2 points, two assists and 1.3 rebounds in three games. He opened with a team-high 20-point effort at Stony Brook and then also was the top Wildcat scorer against Boston University with 16 points. He was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game in both games.
  • Junior guard Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) was UNH’s America East Player of the Game in the team’s Jan. 22 victory at Binghamton. He recorded 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range, and a 4 of 4 performance at the foul line. Rhoads also finished with four rebounds.
  • Junior forward Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a season-high 18 points at Binghamton. He also recorded eight rebounds and two assists vs. the Bearcats.
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (10-9 overall, 3-4 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team went 1-2 last week with a 63-53 victory at home against Stony Brook followed by losses at Boston University (79-39) and Binghamton (64-55).
  • Senior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game all three games last week. She opened the week with 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals vs. Stony Brook; she shot 6-for-8 from the floor and that included 2 of 3 from 3-point range. Beliveau then tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals at Boston U and concluded the week with 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Binghamton to record her eighth double-double of the season.
  • Junior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) scored double digits all three games with 11 points against both Stony Brook and Binghamton as well as 13 at Boston U.
  • UNH, under the guidance of second-year head coach Maureen Magarity, has reached double digits in wins for the first time since 2006 (15 wins).
 

GYMNASTICS (2-1 overall, 2-0 EAGL)

  • UNH gymnastics improved to 2-0 in EAGL with a 194.150 – 193.725 victory against the University of Pittsburgh on Jan. 21 at Lundholm Gymnasium.
  • Senior co-captain Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) captured first place all three events in which she competed. She recorded a personal-best mark of 9.875 on both the vault and balance beam as well as a 9.775 on the uneven bars.
  • Senior Kate McGeever (Saco, Maine) had a personal best and meet high score of 9.9 on floor exercise.
  • Senior Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) matched Carr’s first-place score of 9.775 on the bars. Junior Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) placed third in bars at 9.750.
  • UNH also took the top three spots on vault as Carr was followed by sophomore Jillian Hudson (Sparkill, N.Y.; career-high 9.825) and freshman Adrienne Hill (Midlothian, Va.; 9.800).
  • Sophomore Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) was runner-up to Carr on the floor exercise by matching her personal best of 9.85 for the second consecutive week.
 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (9-12-2 overall, 6-9-1 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team split a home-and-home series against sixth-ranked Merrimack College. The Wildcats skated to a 2-1 victory Jan. 20 at Lawler Arena, then lost 3-2 in overtime one night later at the Whittemore Center.
  • Freshman goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) is 3-1-0 with a 1.25 GAA and .949 save percentage the past four games. He has allowed more than one goal just once in that span.
  • Senior forward Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) extended his point-scoring streak to six games with Friday night’s game-winning goal and an assist Saturday. He has six goals, including three game-winning goals, and three assists during the streak.
  • Sophomore forward Nick Sorkin (Rockville, Md.) recorded an assist on three of UNH’s four goals in the two-game series against Merrimack.
  • Both games of New Hampshire’s home-and-home series against Boston College will be televised. Friday’s game (7:30 p.m.) at BC will be on NESN, then Saturday’s contest can be seen on WBIN-TV.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (9-14-3 overall, 3-8-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team climbed into sixth place in the Hockey East standings following a 1-1-0 record last week. The Wildcats opened the week with a 4-2 victory at the Whittemore Center (Jan. 19) and then they lost 8-0 at Northeastern (Jan. 21).
  • Freshman forward Jenna Lascelle (Cornwall, Ontario) recorded a goal and career-high two assists to match her personal best of three points against BU.
  • Senior forward Emma Clark (East Barre, Vt.) netted the game-winning goal vs. the Terriers; three of her five goals this season have been game-winners.
  • Junior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) recorded her second consecutive multiple-point effort with two assists vs. BU. She has a point in seven of the last 10 games with totals of four goals and eight assists for 12 points.
  • Senior goaltender Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) is unbeaten at home this season with a 3-0-1 record, 1.97 GAA and .927 save percentage.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The New Hampshire men’s indoor track & field team – in its first meet since Dec. 10 – amassed 192 points to sweep a Jan. 21 quad-meet against Stonehill College (170), Holy Cross (126) and Worcester State (103) at UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval.
  • Junior Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) ran to first place in both the 55-meter dash (6.56 seconds) and 200m (23.56 seconds). He led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200m as freshmen Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) and D’Mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) finished second and third, respectively.
  • Senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) captured his third shot put victory in as many meets this season with a toss of 17.84 meters.
  • Four other Wildcats recorded first-place efforts – sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) in the mile (4:18.63), senior Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) in the 3000m, senior William Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) in the 800m and junior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) in the weight throw.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team team – in its first meet since Dec. 10 – finished with 169.5 points to earn second place in the Jan. 21 quad-meet at UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval. Holy Cross edged the Wildcats with 172.5 points; Stonehill College (112 points) and Worcester State (108) also competed.
  • Graduate student Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) set a school – and facility – record in the 1,000 meters with a winning time of 2 minutes 48.16 seconds. The previous mark of 2:48.82 was established in 2022 by Katie Litwinowich.
  • Four other Wildcat entries recorded ECAC-qualifying efforts – junior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) won the mile run (4:53.13), junior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) took first place in the weight throw (16.34m), senior Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) was runner-up in the weight throw (16.16m) and the 4x800 meter relay team of Letourneau, Maguire, Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.), Syndey Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) recorded a winning time of 9:17.83
  • Fitzpatrick had an individual first-place effort in the 800m (2:17.79) and freshman Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) finished first in the 3000m (9:54.05).
  • UNH swept the top three spots in the high jump. Freshman Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) bested the field with a mark of 1.68m, and she was followed by senior Kate Early (Corning, N.Y. 1.60m) and freshman Emily Hutchinson (Newton, Mass.; 1.55m).
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team opened the 2012 EISA season with a fourth-place finish at the Bates Winter Carnival, which was held Jan. 20-21. The Wildcats, who sat in third place following the first day of competition, accumulated 644 points with Vermont (1,004 points) claiming victory in the 15-team field.
  • Junior Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) recorded a pair of top-10 performances. She opened with third place in Friday’s giant slalom race with an two-run aggregate time of M:ss.s and followed that with 10th place in Saturday’s slalom in a time of 1:48.60.
  • Junior Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) was the top Nordic skier with a seventh-place finish in Saturday’s women’s 10K classic race with a time of 32 minutes, 7.7 seconds. She opened the 2012 season with eighth place in the 5K freestyle race by completing the course in 15:09.4.
  • Freshman Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) was the top ‘Cat in the men’s slalom at fifth place overall with a time of 1:47.77.
  • Sophomore Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) recorded the third-fastest time in the second heat to climb to fifth place overall in the women’s giant slalom with a combined time of 2:34.40.
  • The brother tandem of freshman Per and junior Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) led the men’s Nordic squad in the 10K classic race. Per crossed the line in 27:47.4 for 14th place and Erik followed in 17th place at 27:50.9.
 

SWIMMING & DIVING (5-2 overall, 1-1 America East)

  • The UNH swimming & diving team, which had not competed since early December, returned to action with two meets last week. In their last home meet of the season, the Wildcats were defeated by Boston University on Jan. 16. The ‘Cats were then defeated at Dartmouth.
  • Junior Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) won the 1-meter dive against BU with a school-record score of 290.47 points. She was honored as America East Women’s Diver of the Week.
  • Freshman Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) swam to a school-record time of 4 minutes, 25.83 seconds in the 400-yard individual medley against Boston University. She recorded another first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke as she was first to touch the wall in 2:20.85. She was feted as America East Women’s Swimmer of the Week.
  • The Wildcats captured first place in two other events – junior Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) in the 200 freestyle at 1:52.40 and sophomore Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) in the 200 backstroke at 2:06.44.
  • Reed also turned in a first-place effort at Dartmouth with a winning time of 24.53 seconds in the 50 free. She was the runner-up in the 200 free (1:54.69).
  • Senior Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) raced to first place in the 200 breaststroke at Dartmouth with a mark of 2:25.96.
  • UNH finished 2-3-4 in the 100 breaststroke at DC with senior Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.) finishing as the top ‘Cat in 1:08.25, followed by Mann (1:08.44) and Little (1:09.31).
 
 

2011-12 COMPLETED SEASONS

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team concluded the 2011 season Nov. 12 at the NCAA Northeast Regional (at the University of Buffalo) and raced to 21st place in the 33-team field. UNH finished with 559 points and was the third-best America East conference team at the meet.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Northeast Regional that were held Nov. 12 at the University of Buffalo. The Wildcats compiled 274 points and were the second-best America East conference school in the 36-team field.
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) earned a place on the NCAA All-Northeast Region Team by virtue of her 24th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 15. [The top 15 competitors at each regional is recognized.]
  • Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) were named to the 10-member America East All-Academic Team. Beattie placed 10th at the conference championship meet and James followed in 11th place. [To be nominated, student-athletes must participate in at least 50% of the team’s competitions and have a minimum GPA of 3.30.]
 

FIELD HOCKEY (17-5 overall, 4-1 America East)

  • The ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team was defeated 5-4 by eighth-ranked University of Michigan in an NCAA first-round game that was played Nov. 12 at the University of North Carolina’s Henry Stadium.
  • The Wildcats finished the season with 17 wins to tie the school single-season record that was established by the 1986 national runner-up team. This year’s squad broke the single-season record for goals (78), assists (61) and points (217).
  • Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was selected to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team and Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) was voted to the Second Team.
  • Frates was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year.
  • Robin Balducci was named the Dita/NFHCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year.
  • Frates, Lyons and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team while Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was a Second Team honoree.
  • UNH, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as the America East Coaching Staff for the second consecutive year.
  • Frates was the unanimous selection as the America East Offensive Player of the Year. She was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Lyons and Rausch.
  • Bozek, Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team.
  • Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) were selected to the America East All-Rookie Team.
 

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

  • The 11th-ranked UNH football team was ousted from postseason play with a 26-25 second-round loss at seventh-ranked Montana State University on Dec. 3.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named the 17th Buck Buchanan Award winner as the national defensive player of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). His other 2011 postseason accolades include: Associated Press All-America Second Team, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, Phil Steele’s All-America First Team, The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America Team, College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team, College Sports Madness All-America Team, Beyond Sports College Network All-America First Team and Defensive National Player of the Year, College Sporting News 2011 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team, Gold Helmet Award (New England’s player of the year), All-CAA First Team, All-New England Team and College Football Performance Awards Elite Linebacker Award.
  • Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was named to the 14th annual Footbal Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He previously earned a berth on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Footbll Team (selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America)
  • UNH has advanced to the FCS tournament eight consecutive years, which marks the longest active streak by any team.

MEN’S SOCCER (7-9-2 overall, 1-4-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2011 season with a 3-0 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Bremner Field on Nov. 1.
  • UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Two Wildcats received America East All-Conference team honors. Senior midfielder Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) was selected to the Second Team for the third consecutive year, while freshman goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
  • Five student-athletes were named to the America East All-Academic Team (minimum 3.30 GPA and a starter or prominent reserve). Hilton was joined on the team by Alex Russell (Harrisburg, Pa.), Ryan McNabb (Downinton, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden) and Jeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.).
 

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

  • The fourth-seeded UNH women’s soccer team was ousted from the America East tournament with a 1-0 loss to fifth-seeded Binghamton University at Bremner Field on Oct. 27. The Wildcats made a league-best 11th consecutive league tourney appearance.
  • UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team. Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) and Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) were Second Team selections and Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) was an All-Rookie Team honoree.

 

VOLLEYBALL (10-20 overall, 8-4 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team, the second seed of the America East Championship tournament, was defeated 3-1 by Stony Brook University in a Nov. 18 semifinal match at the University at Albany.
  • Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) and Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) were voted to the 2011 America East All-Academic Volleyball Team on Dec. 9.
  • Keding was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team while Laquerre, Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) and Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) were Second Team honorees.
  • Keding was named to the All-Championship Team.
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