January 25, 2010


DURHAM, N.H. Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) of the women’s gymnastics team and Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the men’s hockey 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.




Chelsea Steinberg, women’s gymnastics

     Chelsea, a junior from Ridgewood, New Jersey, won three individual events en route to capturing the all-around title – it marked her first time competing in the all-around – and leading the UNH gymnastics team to victory against Brown and Southern Connecticut last Saturday.

     She recorded the highest score in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise, and was awarded the third-best score in the uneven bars.


Brian Foster, men’s hockey

     Brian, a senior goaltender from Pembroke, New Hampshire, stopped 64 of 67 shots (.955 save percentage) last weekend to lift the Wildcats to critical road wins against Providence College and Boston University. The wins kept UNH atop the Hockey East league standings and his efforts were worthy of the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week award.

     He posted a 1.47 GAA by allowing a pair of goals Friday night at PC and just a single power-play goal Saturday night at BU. Brian recorded 15 of his 30 saves vs. Providence in the second period and also made three saves in overtime. He turned away 17 third-period shots and a total of 34 in the winning effort against BU.



Amy Simpson, women’s basketball – 1,000th career point

Bobby Butler, men’s hockey – 100th career point



Brian Foster, men’s hockey – Defensive Player of the Week (Hockey East)



Tuesday, Jan. 19

Women’s basketball: at Dartmouth 49, UNH 48

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Women’s hockey: at #4 UNH 2, Northeastern 2 (tie, OT); NU wins shootout, 1-0 (4 rounds)

Thursday, Jan. 21

Men’s basketball: UNH 62, at UMBC 58

Friday, Jan. 22

Men’s hockey: #16 UNH 3, at Providence 2 (OT)

Women’s basketball: UNH 87, at Albany 77

Swim & dive: UNH 179,  at Maine 115

Saturday, Jan. 23

Men’s hockey: #16 UNH 4, at Boston U. 1

Men’s track & field: at UNH 124, Holy Cross 151

Women’s track & field: at UNH 103, Holy Cross 74

Skiing: 3rd place at St. Michael’s Carnival (12 teams)

Sunday, Jan. 24

Gymnastics: 1st place at Brown (defeated Brown and Southern Connecticut)

Women’s basketball: at Binghamton 83, UNH 59



Wednesday, Jan. 27

Men’s basketball vs. Vermont, 7 pm (live on NESN)

Thursday, Jan. 28

Women’s basketball vs. Boston U., 7 pm

Friday, Jan. 29

Men’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games (Reggie Lewis Center), 4 pm

Women’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games (Reggie Lewis Center), 4 pm

Men’s hockey at Merrimack, 7 pm

Women’s hockey at Maine, 7 pm

Saturday, Jan. 30

Gymnastics vs. Pittsburgh, 4 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Merrimack, 7 pm

Women’s hockey at Maine, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at Binghamton, 7 pm

Sunday, Jan. 31

Women’s basketball at Vermont, 2 pm



MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-10, 2-4 America East)

  • UNH split a pair of road games in last week’s action with a loss against Maine and win at UMBC.
  • The victory at UMBC marked the Wildcats’ first road win of the season and closed out a three-game road stretch that was part of a span in which the ‘Cats played six of eight games away from Durham.
  • Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) sparked UNH to its win at UMBC with a 15-point effort on 6 of 9 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range. He was instrumental in a 12-0 run that transformed a 43-40 deficit to a 52-43 lead.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-13, 2-4 America East)

  • UNH went 1-2 in three road games last week. The Wildcats lost to Dartmouth (by one point), then returned to America East league action by defeating Albany and then losing to Binghamton.
  • Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) became the 15th UNH Wildcat player to reach the 1,000-point milestone during her eight-point effort at Binghamton. She is the first player in program history to record 1,000 points, 300 assists and 100 steals.
  • Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her 600th career rebound in the game vs. Dartmouth. She is one of eight UNH Wildcats to record career numbers of 1,000 points (1,132) and 600 rebounds (618).



  • For the second consecutive weekend, UNH swept a quad meet. Most recently, the team traveled to Brown and recorded a score of 193.850 to defeat the host school as well as Southern Connecticut. The Wildcats had the top three finishers in all four events with a sweep of 1-5 in three events.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) was the individual champion in three events – vault, balance beam and floor exercise – and also claimed the all-around title.
  • Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) took first place in the uneven bars.
  • Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.), the reigning EAGL Specialist of the Week, had another solid meet. She tied for first place in the floor exercise and placed second in the beam.


MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (12-7-4, 11-2-3 Hockey East)

  • UNH extended its Hockey East unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2) to remain atop the league standings by recording road wins against Providence and Boston University last weekend.
  • Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) became the 67th UNH Wildcat to reach the 100-point milestone with an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime at Providence on Jan. 22.
  • The TBD line of Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.), Butler and Phil DeSimone (Amherst, N.Y.) has combined to produce 27 goals and 30 assists for 57 points in just 13 games.
  • Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) is 8-0-2 with a 2.06 GAA and .934 save percentage during UNH’s 11-game Hockey East unbeaten streak.
  • UNH is unbeaten in its last seven road games (6-0-1).


WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (13-4-5, 7-3-2-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH skated to a 2-2 tie vs. seventh-ranked Northeastern University to extend its unbeaten streak vs. the Huskies to 27 games (26-0-1). UNH lost the shootout, 1-0, in four rounds. The Wildcats are now 0-2 in shootouts this season and 1-5 in two seasons.
  • Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) extended her point-scoring streak to 14 games with an assist vs. NU and Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) scored a goal for the sixth consecutive game.
  • With 35 points apiece, Long and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) have factored in half of the team’s 70 goals.
  • UNH has played five overtime games this season, and all five have ended in a tie. The Wildcats have a 22-game unbeaten streak (5-0-17) in OT games dating back to November 2005.



  • In its first – and only – home meet of the indoor season, the men’s track & field team recorded a 124-51 victory against College of the Holy Cross at Paul Sweet Oval on Jan. 23.
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) captured first place in both the long jump and triple jump, and also finished second in the pole vault.
  • Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) also had a pair of first-place performances. He recorded the fastest time in both the mile and 3000-meter runs.
  • UNH won 12 other events vs. Holy Cross.



  • In the Wildcats’ first – and only – home meet of the indoor season, the women’s track & field team recorded a 103-74 win against College of the Holy Cross at Paul Sweet Oval on Jan. 23.
  • UNH won a total of 12 events, including both the 4x400-meter and 4x800m relay races.
  • Megan Dohonue (Stratham, N.H.) excelled in both a track and field event. She captured first place in the 500m and placed second in the long jump.



  • UNH finished in third place at the St. Michael’s Winter Carnival with a total of 11 top-10 individual efforts. The women’s alpine squad recorded the highest team score in the slalom and the men’s contingent had the best team score in the giant slalom.
  • Michael Cremeno (Pembroke, N.H.) had the Wildcats’ top individual performance of the weekend with second place in the men’s giant slalom. Willie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) and Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) followed in sixth and 11th place, respectively.
  • Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) and Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) led the way in the women’s slalom in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Atkinson and Zach Clayton (Manassa, Va.) led the men’s team in fourth and sixth place, respectively.
  • The UNH women’s Nordic squad recorded the second-best team score in the 10K freestyle race with three ‘Cats in the top 10. Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) was the top ‘Cat in fifth place and was followed by Natasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario; 6th place) Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah; 10th).



  • UNH returned to action last Monday (Jan. 18) and split a dual meet by defeating Northeastern University and falling to Boston University. The Wildcats then upended Maine in Orono by winning all but three events.
  • In the home meet against the Boston schools, Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) broke the Swasey Pool record with a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.
  • Following that meet, Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine), Meaghan Wengrove (Arvada, Colo.) and Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.) were honored in a Senior Day celebration.
  • In the dual meet against Maine, Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario), Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.) and Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) each won two events, as did Nicole Poppas (Larchmont, N.Y.) by sweeping the 3-meter and 1m dive.
  • Little was first to touch the wall in both the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 backstroke. Morrell recorded the fastest time in both the 50 and 100 free. Perrault won the 200 butterfly and 100 fly.
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