Herman, Rhoads: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup


January 24, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) of the women’s ice hockey team and Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) of the men’s basketball team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.



Kayley Herman, women’s ice hockey

     Kayley, a senior goaltender from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, made a career-high 40 saves to backbone the UNH women’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 overtime victory at ninth-ranked Northeastern University on Jan. 22.

     Kayley made 12 saves in both the first and second periods, then stopped 16 shots in the third period to finish the game with a .930 save percentage in her first game action since Dec. 4 (she was sidelined due to injury).

     In 81 career games (78 starts), Kayley has a 54-16-9 record with a 1.75 goals-against-average, .916 save percentage and 14 shutouts. On UNH’s career leaderboards, she ranks fourth in wins and minutes (4804:06) as well as fifth in GAA and shutouts (14).

     Kayley holds the program single-season records for both wins (29) and GAA (1.07), both of which she established as a freshman in 2008. She also had a .938 save percentage that season, a mark that ranks third on the list of single-season superlatives. Kayley’s shutouts (nine) and minutes (2026:45) in ’08 also rank #3.

     Her Hockey East accolades include three-time All-Academic Team selection, Goaltending Champion, All-Star Second Team and All-Rookie Team.


Chandler Rhoads, men’s basketball

     Chandler, a sophomore guard from Berryville, Virginia, netted a career-high 20 points Jan. 20 vs. Vermont and followed that with 15 points Jan. 23 against UMBC to extend his streak of double-digit games to five. He is averaging 14.2 points per game during this five-game stretch.

     The floor general was 4-for-7 from 3-point range and 6 of 6 from the foul line as part of his 20-point effort vs. UVM. He made all four 3-pointers and 3 of 4 from the foul line to account for 15 points against UMBC.

     Chandler has been selected UNH’s America East Player of the Game three times – Dec. 30 at Virginia Commonwealth, Jan. 8 vs. Binghamton and Jan. 20 vs. Vermont.

     He had an impressive homecoming at the Richmond Marriott Holidays on the Hardwood Classic with 10 points (4 of 5 shooting), career-high eight rebounds and five assists against Cornell University on Dec. 29. Then against VCU in the title game, he recorded 15 points with five rebounds and two assists.

     His other season highlights include a career-high six assists vs. Army in which he also scored 10 points.

     Chandler, who had four double-digit scoring games last year as a freshman, already has nine double-digit efforts this season. He has a team-high 50 assists and is ranked second in minutes (540), 3-point field goals made (18) and attempted (55), free throws made (37). With those numbers, Chandler is #8 in America East in assists per game.


Monday, January 17

Women’s basketball: UNH 63, Vermont 59 (overtime)

Women’s swimming & diving: at Boston University 183, UNH 113

Tuesday, January 18

Women’s ice hockey at Quinnipiac – postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 8

Thursday, January 20

Men’s basketball: Vermont 61, at UNH 53

Friday, January 21

Men’s hockey: at #7 UNH 4, Providence 3 (overtime)

Skiing: at Colby College Winter Carnival, 4th place (day 1 of 2)

Saturday, January 22

Men’s hockey: #15 Boston U. 2, at #7 UNH 1

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 4, at #9 Northeastern 3 (overtime)

Women’s swimming & diving: at UNH 159.5, Dartmouth 139.5

Men’s indoor track & field: at UNH, 1st place (212.50) with Stonhill (145),

     Holy Cross (119) and Worcester State (101.50)

Women’s indoor track & field: 1st place (204.50) with Holy Cross (183.50),

     Stonehill (97.50) and Worcester State (94.50)

Skiing: at Colby College Winter Carnival, 3rd place (final)

Gymnastics: at Penn State 195.275, UNH 194.475

Sunday, January 23

Men’s basketball: at UNH 80 UMBC 60

Gymnastics: UNH 193.75, at Pittsburgh 192.65

Women’s basketball: at UMBC 69, UNH 51



Tuesday, January 25

Men’s basketball at Maine, 7 pm

Wednesday, January 26

Women’s basketball at Maine, 7 pm

Friday, January 28

Men’s track & field at Reebok Indoor Games, 4 pm (at Northeastern)

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

Men’s hockey at Providence, 7 pm

Saturday, January 29

Women’s ice hockey vs. Maine, 2 pm (Restore Hockey – donate used youth hockey gear)

Men’s basketball vs. Boston U., 3 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Providence, 7 pm (Restore Hockey – donate used youth hockey gear)

Women’s basketball at Boston U., 1 pm

Sunday, January 30

Gymnastics vs. Bridgeport, 2 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Maine, 2 pm (Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer)

Monday, January 31

Men’s basketball at Vermont, 7:30 pm (Comcast SportsNet)


MEN’S BASKETBALL (8-11, 2-5 America East)

  • New Hampshire split a pair of home games last week with a 61-53 loss to Vermont and 80-60 victory against UMBC in which the Wildcats led wire-to-wire. The 80 points is a season-high for the ‘Cats; the 14 3-pointers and 51.9 percentage from 3-point range are also season bests. 
  • Junior forward Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded his first career double-double against UMBC with a personal best of 15 points as well as 16 rebounds. He also matched a career high of five blocks. He is averaging 8.9 rebounds per game in a current 13-game stretch. 
  • Senior guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) filled the box score vs. UMBC with 22 points, six rebounds, career-high seven assists, career-high three blocks and two steals. Conley has scored double digits 13 consecutive games (longest career streak) at 15.8 ppg, including 22.0 ppg in the last four games. 
  • UNH is 17-7 (.708 winning percentage) in its last 24 home games. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-14, 2-5 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week with a 63-59 overtime victory at home vs. Vermont and a 69-51 road loss to UMBC. The Wildcats’ win against UVM was the program’s second in extended play this season, and that game also marked the second time this season four players scored in double figures. 
  • Junior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) led four ‘Cats in double digits against Vermont with 17 points. She also recorded seven rebounds en route to garnering the team’s America East Player of the Game honor. 
  • Sophomore guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) finished with a career-high 12 rebounds and a personal best of two blocks, as well as 11 points, vs. UVM. Reed also netted 11 points at UMBC on 4 of 9 shooting, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range. 


  • New Hampshire competed at two meets in the Keystone State last weekend. The Wildcats opened the weekend with a 195.275 – 194.475 loss to Penn State, but the next day UNH responded with a 193.775 – 192.650 victory at previously unbeaten Pittsburgh.
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) recorded the highest floor exercise score at Pittsburgh and also finished as runner-up in the all-around, vault and uneven bars. At Penn State, Fobes was the top ‘Cat in the all-around and was the overall runner-up.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) won the all-around at Pitt; she took top honors on the balance beam and was third on the floor exercise. One day earlier at Penn State, Steinberg also captured first place on the beam; she was also second in both vault and floor at that meet.
  • Courtney Connors (Buffalo, N.Y.) was the top gymnast on the vault at Pitt. She was UNH’s top performer – fourth place overall – at Penn State in that event.
  • Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) was the event champion on the uneven bars.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (13-5-4, 11-2-2 Hockey East)

  • Seventh-ranked UNH overcame a three-goal deficit to record a 4-3 overtime victory against Providence to extend their Hockey East league unbeaten streak to 27 games (20-0-7), then were edged 2-1 at home by 15th-ranked Boston University.
  • Senior forward Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) has 17 goals and 17 assists for a league-best 34 points. His eight power-play goals are the most by a Wildcat since the 2006 season (Brett Hemingway, 11).
  • Junior forward Mike Borisenok (Watervliet, N.Y.) and sophomore defenseman Brett Kostolansky (Denver, Colo.) recorded an assist in both of last weekend’s games.
  • Thompson, Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) and Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) are all approaching the 100-point milestone. Sislo enters this week with 97 career points, followed by Thompson (94) and DeSimone (91).

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (11-12-0, 4-9-0 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire climbed into a tie for sixth place in the Hockey East standings with a 4-3 overtime victory at ninth-ranked Northeastern on Jan. 22. It marked the second consecutive game the Wildcats defeated the ninth-ranked team in the nation.
  • Senior goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made a career-high 40 saves, including 16 in the third period, to backbone the ‘Cats to the OT win at Northeastern.
  • Freshman forward Arielle O’Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) matched her personal best of three points with a goal and career-high two assists, including one on the game-winning goal.


  • The UNH ski team recorded a third-place finish at the Colby College Winter Carnival. The women’s Nordic squad recorded the second-highest score in both events and the men’s Alpine squad also tallied a pair of second-place finishes.
  • Tasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario) was the top ‘Cat in the 10K classic with a fourth-place finish, and she was followed immediately by Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine). Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) and Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) also finished in the top 10 at 9th and 10th, respectively.
  • Egan, Caldwell Bean and Guiney combined to record the second-fastest time in the women’s 3x5K freestyle relay.
  • Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) recorded UNH’s best effort in the men’s giant slalom in fifth place overall. Chad Lawrence (Hastings, Minn.) also had a top-10 effort in ninth place. Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) finished 11th.
  • Atkinson led a quartet of top-10 efforts in the men’s slalom with a second-place finish. Taylor Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) and Coffey also pointed for the Wildcats in fourth and eighth place, respectively. Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.) placed ninth and Chad Lawrence took 11th place.


  • New Hampshire returned to action Jan. 17 with a 184-113 loss at Boston University, then broke four Swasey Pool records, including one school record, in a 159.5-139.5 home win against intrastate rival Dartmouth College. 
  • The quartet of Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.), Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) won the 400-yard medley relay in a pool-record time of 3 minutes, 56.52 seconds.
  • Nahin went on to break her own pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:03.53
  • McCandless also had a pool record swim in the 200 butterfly at 2:03.89.
  • Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) set the pool and school record in the 1000 free with a winning time of 10:15.53.
  • Reed, meanwhile, also had individual victories in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free. Perrault also had three individual first-place finishes – 100 backstroke, 200 back and 100 butterfly.
  • Against Boston University, Reed swam to a first-place finish in the 200 free and Wollenzien touched the wall first in the 1000 free.


  • UNH returned to action Jan. 22 at the Paul Sweet Oval by winning a quad-meet against Stonehill College, College of the Holy Cross and Worcester State College. The Wildcats took first place in 11 of 19 events.
  • Eric Guinto (Derry, N.H.) won two events with the top effort in both the 200-meters and 55m.
  • In the field events, UNH finished 1-2 in both the weight throw and shot put. Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) won the weight throw while Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) was best in the shot put.
  • The ‘Cats also recorded the two fastest times in the 800m with Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) first to cross the finish line.


  • New Hampshire returned to action Jan. 22 at the Paul Sweet Oval by winning a quad-meet against College of the Holy Cross, Stonehill College and Worcester State College. The ‘Cats recorded eight first-place finishes.
  • Megan Dohohue (Stratham, N.H.) submitted a pair of top-three performances with first place in the 500-meters and third in the long jump.
  • Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) and Jasmin Washington (Waltham, Mass.) finished 1-2, respectively, in the triple jump.



  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.


  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.

FOOTBALL (8-5 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team was defeated 16-3 by fifth-ranked University of Delaware in an NCAA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium on Dec. 10.
  • Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) was named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was also named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2010 Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-4 overall, 4-3-1 America East)

  • UNH’s 2010 season came to an end with the fifth-seeded Wildcats’ 2-1 loss at fourth-seeded Albany in the America East quarterfinals on Oct. 28.

VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
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