PERRAULT, PAEY: STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AND WEEKLY ROUNDUP

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

February 8, 2010

 

AMY PERRAULT
BRICE PAEY

DURHAM, N.H. Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) of the women’s swimming and diving team and Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) of the men’s indoor track and field 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

 

Amy Perrault, women’s swimming and diving

     Amy, a junior from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, helped lead the UNH women’s swimming and diving team to a 173-127 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College on Feb. 3 by winning two individual events and swimming a leg on a pair of winning relay teams.

     She opened the meet in the 200-yard medley relay and that Wildcat quartet swam a Karl Michael Pool record time of 1 minute, 47.32 seconds. She also competed on the winning 200 freestyle relay team.

    Amy dominated the backstroke events. She touched the wall in 57.79 seconds to win the 100 back by 3.43 seconds and recorded a time of 2:07.33 to capture first place in the 200 back.

 

Brice Paey, men’s indoor track and field

     Brice, a junior from Milton, New Hampshire, finished first in the shot put as he broke his school record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with his effort of 59 feet, 3.50 inches at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic. It was a non-scoring invitational held Feb. 6

     One week earlier, Brice placed second in the shot put with a throw of 58-5.75 at the Boston Indoor Games.

 

 

MILESTONES

Alvin Abreu, men’s basketball – 27th UNH Wildcat to reach the 1,000-point milestone

Brian Foster, men’s hockey – 8th UNH Wildcats to reach the 2,000-save milestone

Kelly Paton, women’s hockey – 14th UNH Wildcat to reach the 150-point milestone

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Women’s basketball: at UNH 76, Stony Brook 71

Women’s swimming & diving: UNH 173, at Dartmouth 127

Women’s ice hockey:  at Vermont 2, #4 UNH 1

Thursday, Feb. 4

Men’s basketball: at Boston U. 69, UNH 47 (Comcast SportsNet)

Friday, Feb. 5

Men’s hockey: #16 at Maine 3, #13 UNH 2

Saturday, Feb. 6

Women’s ice hockey: Boston U. 5, at #4 UNH 2

Men’s basketball: Hartford 57, at UNH 54

Women’s basketball: at Hartford 65, UNH 35

Gymnastics: Loss at Missouri (195.125 – 192.975)

Men’s hockey: at #16 Maine 6, #13 UNH 3

Men’s indoor track & field: non-scoring meet at Dartmouth Indoor Classic

Women’s indoor track & field: non-scoring meet at Dartmouth Indoor Classic

Sunday, Feb. 7

Women’s hockey: #4 UNH 4, at #8 UConn 1

Skiing: 3rd place at Vermont Winter Carnival    [ 13 teams ]

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Men’s basketball at Albany, 7 pm

Thursday, Feb. 11

Men’s basketball vs. Binghamton, 7 pm

Friday, Feb. 12

Men’s hockey vs. Providence, 7 pm (Operation Hat Trick)

Gymnastics vs. Brown, 7 pm

Men’s indoor track & field: at BU Valentine Classic, 12 pm

Women’s indoor track & field: at BU Valentine Classic, 12 pm

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Saturday, Feb. 13

Women’s basketball vs. UMBC, 1 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Vermont, 2 pm

Men’s track & field at BU Valentine Classic, 12 pm

Women’s track & field at BU Valentine Clasic, 12 pm

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Sunday, Feb. 14

Women’s ice hockey vs. Vermont, 2 pm

Men’s basketball at Vermont, 2 pm

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (8-13, 3-7 America East)

  • UNH lost on the road to Boston U. and at home to Hartford – on a buzzer-beater –in last week’s action.
  • Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) became the 27th UNH Wildcat to reach the 1,000-point milestone vs. Hartford on Feb. 6. He was the team’s leading scorer in both games with 10 at BU and 13 vs. Hartford. Abreu matched a career high of eight rebounds and had a personal-best three blocks vs. UH.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-16, 3-8 America East)

  • UNH defeated Stony Brook at home and lost at Hartford in last week’s action.
  • Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) has scored in double digits 15 of the last 16 games. Williams recorded a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Stony Brook.
  • Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) scored a career-high 18 points against Stony Brook. She also had a personal best of four assists and a season-high seven rebounds.

 

GYMNASTICS (7-1)

  • UNH, ranked #27 in the nation, suffered its first loss of the season when the Wildcats competed on the road against 14th-ranked Missouri.
  • Sophomore Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.) recorded the highest finish by a ‘Cat at the meet by placing second overall in the uneven bars.
  • UNH received third-place efforts by senior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) on the bars and senior Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) on the balance beam. Diodati was also the top ‘Cat in the in the vault (4th overall).

 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (13-10-4, 12-5-3 Hockey East)

  • The 13th-ranked UNH Wildcats dropped a pair of games at 16th-ranked Maine last weekend.
  • UNH plays its next three games at the Whittemore Center vs. Hockey East foes, and the ‘Cats are 6-0-2 at home this year vs. league opponents.
  • Junior forward Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) scored a goal in both games last weekend to extend his point-scoring streak to nine games.
  • Senior goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) recorded 30+ saves in both games vs. Maine to become the eighth UNH goalie to reach the 2,000-save milestone.

 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (16-6-5, 10-5-2-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH lost on the road to Vermont and at home to Boston U. – despite limiting the Terriers to nine shots – before closing the week with a road win against eighth-ranked UConn.
  • The win vs. UConn snapped the Huskies’ nine-game winning streak and 11-game unbeaten streak (10-0-1); it also extended UNH’s win streak (five games) and unbeaten streak (16 games; 14-0-2) in the series vs. UConn.
  • Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) became the 14th UNH Wildcat to reach the 150-point plateau with an assist vs. BU. She enters this week with 58 goals and 95 assists to rank seventh in assists and 13th in points.
  • UNH is the only Hockey East team with 10+ league wins and has secured a Hockey East Championship tournament berth.
  • Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) has scored a goal in 11 consecutive games. It is the longest goal-scoring streak by a UNH Wildcat since the 1991 season, when Karyn Bye potted a goal in 14 straight games.

 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH competed at the non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic last weekend.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) finished first in the shot put with a school-record effort of 59 feet, 3.50 inches.
  • Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) placed first in the weight throw (61-11.50) and third in the shot put (50-1.25).
  • UNH had nine other top-5 efforts at Dartmouth and that included Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) winning the high jump (6-6) and five runner-up finishes.

 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH competed at the non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic last weekend.
  • Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) captured first place in the weight throw with a mark of 56 feet, 8.75 inches.
  • Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) won the long jump at a distance of 17-2.75.
  • UNH had 13 other top-5 finishes, and that included a first-place effort by the 4x200 meter relay team as well as seven runner-up finishes.

 

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SKIING

  • UNH opened in third place after the first day of competition at the Vermont Winter Carnival, held that placement following day two and finished in third place.
  • UNH had a total of nine top-10 finishes at the carnival. Aileen Farrell (Ottawa, Ontario) and Veronique Archambault-Leger (Verdun, Quebec) accounted for our of those as Farrell skied to seventh place in the giant slalom and sixth in the slalom while Archambault-Leger was ninth in the GS and third in the SL.
  • The Wildcats had a pair of other third-place efforts – Dylan McGuffin (Northfield, N.H.) in the men’s 15K freestyle and Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) in the men’s slalom.

 

SWIMMING & DIVING (8-1)

  • UNH returned to action last Wednesday and toppled intrastate rival Dartmouth, 173-127, on the road.
  • Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) finished first in two individual events – the 100-yard and 200 backstroke – and also swam on the winning 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams. The medley relay team swam to a pool record time of 1 minute, 47.32 seconds.
  • UNH won eight other events. Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), who was also part of the record-setting medley relay squad, recorded the fastest time in both the 100 free and 100 butterfly; she also placed second in the 50 free.
  • Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.) swam a leg of the record-setting medley relay and also recorded a pair of first-place finishes as well as a second-place finish. She won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley, and was second to touch the wall in the 200 breaststroke.
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