February 1, 2010

LATHROP, ABREU: SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT AND ROUNDUP

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

February 1, 2010

 

DURHAM, N.H. Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) of the women’s indoor track and field team and Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) 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.

 

ASHLEE LATHROP
ALVIN ABREU

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

 

Ashlee Lathrop, women’s indoor track and field

     Ashlee, a senior from Sherburne, New York, recorded a school-record mark of 58 feet, 3.25 inches in the weight throw to finish in third place overall at the Boston Indoor Invitational, which was held Jan. 29 at Northeastern University’s Reggie Lewis Center. That effort also met the qualifying standard for the ECAC championship meet.

 

Alvin Abreu, men’s basketball

     Alvin, a junior guard from Lynn, Massachusetts, recorded 21 points and five rebounds in both the win against Vermont and overtime loss at Binghamton. He led the Wildcats to a 75-56 win vs. UVM by making 7 of 13 field goal attempts, including all five 3-point attempts. Alvin’s 21 points vs. Binghamton was once again a team high; he made three 3-pointers in that game.

     For the week, Alvin shot 46.7% from the floor with a 66.7% mark from 3-point range. He also made all six foul shots he attempted in the two games.

 

WEEKLY AWARDS

Kristina Lavoie, women’s hockey – Bauer Rookie of the Week (Hockey East)

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Men’s basketball: at UNH 75, Vermont 56 (live on NESN)

Thursday, Jan. 28

Women’s basketball: Boston U. 66, at UNH 59

Friday, Jan. 29

Men’s track & field: 1st place at Boston Indoor Games (Reggie Lewis Center)

Women’s track & field”:5th place at Boston Indoor Games (Reggie Lewis Center)

Men’s hockey: at Merrimack 3, #12 UNH 2

Women’s hockey: #4 UNH 5, at Maine 2

Saturday, Jan. 30

Gymnastics: UNH 194.95, Pittsburgh 191.675

Men’s hockey: #12 UNH 4, Merrimack 3 (overtime)

Women’s hockey: #4 UNH 3, at Maine 1

Men’s basketball: at Binghamton 76, UNH 73 (overtime)

Sunday, Jan. 31

Women’s basketball: at Vermont 78, UNH 64

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Women’s basketball vs. Stony Brook, 7 pm

Women’s swimming & diving at Dartmouth, 6 pm

Women’s ice hockey at Vermont, 7 pm

Thursday, Feb. 4

Men’s basketball at Boston U., 7 pm (Comcast SportsNet)

Friday, Feb. 5

Men’s hockey at Maine, 7 pm

Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival

Saturday, Feb. 6

Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston U., 2 pm

Men’s basketball vs. Hartford, 4 pm

Men’s indoor track & field at Dartmouth Indoor Classic, 12 pm

Women’s indoor track & field at Dartmouth Indoor Classic, 12 pm

Women’s basketball at Hartford, 4 pm

Gymnastics at Missouri, 6:30 pm

Men’s hockey at Maine, 7 pm

Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival

Sunday, Feb. 7

Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (8-11, 3-5 America East)

  • UNH improved to 7-1 at home with a 75-56 victory against Vermont in front of 2,355 fans at Lundholm Gymnasium; the Jan. 27 game was televised live on NESN. The Wildcats’ 7-1 mark is the team’s best start at home since the 1994-95 team also won seven of eight.
  • Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) recorded 21 points and five rebounds in both games against Vermont and Binghamton last week. He made all five 3-point field goal attempts vs. UVM.
  • Russell Graham (Norristown, Pa.) tallied a career-high 12 assists against UVM.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-15, 2-7 America East)

  • Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) recorded career highs in both points (19) and rebounds (10) at Vermont on Jan. 31. She is averaging 2.1 blocks per game this season, which ranks second in the America East conference.
  • Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) ranks second in America East in assists at 5.1 per game.
  • UNH rank second in the conference in both blocks, shooting percentage and defensive field goal percentage.

 

GYMNASTICS (7-0)

  • UNH trailed through two events of its dual meet against Pittsburgh, but the Wildcats rallied to soundly defeat Pittsburgh and remain undefeated this season. The ‘Cats recorded an impressive team score of 49.1 on the balance beam.
  • Three seniors recorded a first-place finish as Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) won the uneven bars, Julie Sauchuck (Peabody, Mass.) tied for first I the floor exercise and Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) tied for first on the balance beam.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.), a junior, tied for first place in both the floor and beam.

 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (13-8-4, 12-3-3 Hockey East)

  • UNH earned a weekend split vs. Merrimack College when Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) scored with 11.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Wildcats to a 4-3 win at the Whittemore Center on Jan. 30.
  • UNH is 6-0-2 in eight Hockey East games at the Whittemore Center this season.
  • Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) has nine points in a seven-game point-scoring streak.
  • Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) tallied his 50th career goal last Friday night. He has 12 points during a seven-game point-scoring streak. Butler has a league-best 30 points in Hockey East.

 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (15-4-5, 9-3-2-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH recorded 5-2 and 3-1 victories at Maine last weekend.
  • The 17-game point-scoring streak by Micaela Long (So. Boston, Mass.) is the longest by a Wildcat in a single season since Sam Faber’s 17-game streak in 2006. Long also has an active eight-game assist streak, which is the best in a single season since Sadie Wright-Ward in ’07.
  • Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) has scored a goal each of the last eight games.
  • With 10 points – all on assists, Raylen Dziengelewski (Southwick, Mass.) has recorded single-season highs in both assists and points; she has one assist each of the last five games.
  • In 14 Hockey East league games, UNH has outscored the opposition in the third period by a 19-6 margin.

 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH captured first place in the18-team Boston Indoor Invitational that was held at Northeastern University’s Reggie Lewis Center.
  • Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) led a 1-2-3 Wildcats’ sweep of the weight throw with a mark of 55 feet, 6.50 inches.
  • The throwers also excelled in the shot put with Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.)  Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) finishing second and third, respectively. Kaste was the runner-up in the weight throw.
  • Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) was the other Wildcat to record a first-place finish. He was first to cross the finish line in the 500 meters with a time of 1 minute, 5.58 seconds.
  • UNH had a total of nine other top-10 efforts.

 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH won three events en route to a fifth-place finish at the Boston Indoor Games that were held at Northeastern University’s Reggie Lewis Center.
  • Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) had a school-record mark of 58 feet, 3.25 inches in the weight throw to finish in third place overall. That effort also met the qualifying standard for the ECAC championship meet.
  • Camile Quarles (Derry, N.H.) won the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet, 6 inches.
  • Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) was first to cross the finish line in the 1,000 meters in a time of 2 minutes, 54.90 seconds.
  • The distance medley relay team of Letourneau, Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), Tracy Howell (Grafton, Mass.) and Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) recorded the fastest time of 12:04.88.
  • UNH had five other top-10 efforts.

 

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SKIING

  • UNH was idle last week. The team returns to action this week at the University of Vermont Carnival from Feb. 5-7. The alpine events (Feb. 5-6) will be held at Stowe while the Nordic races (Feb. 6-7) will be at Trapp Family Lodge.

 

SWIMMING & DIVING (7-1)

  • UNH did not compete last week. The Wildcats return to action Feb. 3 at Dartmouth in their last meet before the America East Championships (Feb. 25-28).
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