Quarles, Conley: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight and Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

February 14, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) of the women’s track & field team and Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Camille Quarles, women’s track & field

     Camille has had another outstanding indoor track & field season for the Wildcats. The senior from Derry, New Hampshire, broke the school record in the triple jump with a winning leap of 39 feet, 11.25 inches Feb. 11 at the Boston University Invitational.

     Camille was also the champion in the long jump Feb. 15 at both the Dartmouth Indoor Classic as well as the Dec. 11 dual meet against Maine at the Paul Sweet Oval. She opened the 2010-11 indoor season with a win in the triple jump and second-place effort in the long jump at the Carisella Invitational on Dec. 4.

     As a freshman, Camille place fifth in both the long jump and triple jump at the America East indoor championship. In 2009, she finished third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump at the league indoor championship. Last year, Camille took fourth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump.

     Camille and the rest of the team will compete at the 2011 America East Indoor Track & Field Championship on Feb. 18-19 at BU’s Track & Tennis Center.

 

Tyrone Conley, men’s basketball

     Tyrone, a senior guard from Burlington, Vermont, has been UNH’s top offensive weapon this season. The captain is averaging a team-high 15.3 points per game and he also leads the team in field goals (138), field goals attempted (359), 3-pointers made (66) and attempted (202), steals (35) and minutes (897). Tyrone ranks second in free throws made (56) and attempted (79) as well as blocks (21).

     Tyrone led UNH to a 63-46 victory at UMBC on Saturday, Feb. 12 with 25 points on 9-for-18 shooting from the floor, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range. He also finished with three steals in 38 minutes of action.

     Earlier this season, Tyrone scored his 1,000th career point. His other season highlights include a career-high 33 points Jan. 11 vs. Hartford. In the Jan. 23 home game against UMBC, Tyrone tallied 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks.

     In the America East conference, Tyrone ranks fourth in both scoring and 3-pointers made as well as sixth in steals per game and minutes.

     On UNH’s list of single-season superlatives, Tyrone is sixth in 3-pointers made and fifth in 3-pointers attempted. On the career leaderboard, he is the record holder in 3-pointers attempted (645), third in 3-pointers made (210) and ninth in points (1,241).

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, February 8

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 1, at Quinnipiac 1 (overtime)

Wednesday, February 9

Men’s basketball: Stony Brook 63, at UNH 56

Women’s basketball: UNH 72, at Stony Brook 58

Friday, February 11

Men’s hockey: #11 Merrimack 4, at #6 UNH 2

Women’s hockey: at Vermont 4, UNH 2

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 4th place (Day 1 of 2)

Women’s track & field: at Valentine’s Invitational (non-scoring meet)

Saturday, February 12

Gymnastics: UNH Invitational: 1st place (194.65) vs. Michigan State, Brown and Alaska

Women’s hockey: UNH 2 at Vermont 0

Men’s hockey: at #11 Merrimack 3, UNH 2 (overtime)

Men’s basketball: UNH 63, at UMBC 46

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 4th place (Day 2 of 2)

Men’s track & field: non scoring meet vs. Maine, Vermont

Women’s track & field: non scoring meet vs. Maine, Vermont

Sunday, February 13

Women’s basketball: UMBC 63, at UNH 55

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 17

Women’s swimming & diving at America East Championships (at Boyds, Md.)

Women’s basketball at Vermont, 7 pm

Friday, February 18

Women’s swimming & diving at America East Championships (at Boyds, Md.)

Men’s track & field at America East Championships (at Track & Tennis Center, Boston)

Women’s track & field at America East Championships (at Track & Tennis Center, Boston)

Skiing at Middlebury Winter Carnival (Alpine: Snow Bowl; Nordic: Rikert Touring Center)

Men’s hockey at Vermont, 7:30 pm

Saturday, February 19

Women’s swimming & diving at America East Championships (at Boyds, Md.)

Men’s track & field at America East Championships (at Track & Tennis Center, Boston)

Women’s track & field at America East Championships (at Track & Tennis Center, Boston)

Skiing at Middlebury Winter Carnival (Alpine: Snow Bowl; Nordic: Rikert Touring Center)

Women’s ice hockey at Boston College, 2 pm

Men’s hockey at Vermont, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at Marist, 7:30 pm (ESPNU BracketBusters game)

Sunday, February 20

Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston College, 2 pm (Senior Day)

Gymnastics at West Virginia (with Florida, George Washington), 1 pm

Women’s swimming & diving at America East Championships (at Boyds, Md.)

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-14, 6-8 America East)

  • New Hampshire split a pair of games last week with a 63-56 home loss to Stony Brook followed by a 63-46 road victory against UMBC. 
  • The 46 points marked the lowest total allowed by the Wildcats (against a Div. I opponent) since limiting UMBC to 45 in January 2007; that game was also at the RAC. 
  • UNH closed the second half of the UMBC game with a 21-0 run to lead 39-10 at halftime. The 39 points marked the team’s highest first-half output this season and the 10 points marked a record low for the Retrievers since becoming a D-I program. 
  • The Wildcats have 84 blocks this season, which is tied for the third-best single-season total in program history (previously established by the 2009 squad). 
  • Senior guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) carried the ‘Cats again last week by averaging 21.0 points per game on 46% shooting from the floor. He scored 25 points on 9 of 18 shooting at UMBC on Feb. 12. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-17, 5-8 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team finished last week with a record of 1-1 as the Wildcats opened with a 72-58 victory at Stony Brook and closed with a 63-55 loss to UMBC. 
  • Junior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded a double-double in both games to increase her season total to 10 (most in America East). She tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds – as well as a season-high four steals and two assists – at SBU, then had 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. UMBC. 
  • Senior center Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) scored a game-high 20 points at Stony Brook and 12 points vs. UMBC; she also tallied five rebounds, one block and one steal in the home game vs. the Retrievers. 

GYMNASTICS (7-3, 2-1 EAGL)

  • New Hampshire held its annual UNH Invitational last Saturday and captured first place with a team score of 194.65 points. The Wildcats were followed by Michigan State (193.425), Brown University (191.5) and Alaska Anchorage (190.475). UNH recorded the highest team score in three of four events.
  • Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) won the vault with a personal best score of 9.85.
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) had a personal-best 9.85 to win the uneven bars.
  • Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) and Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) led a 1-2-3 UNH sweep of the balance beam as they tied for first place at 9.8.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) was the all-around champion with a score of 38.8. She placed second in vault as well as third in balance beam.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (17-7-4, 15-4-2 Hockey East)

  • Sixth-ranked UNH was swept in a home-and-home series by 11th-ranked Merrimack College last weekend with a 4-2 home loss and 3-2 overtime loss on the road. It is the first back-to-back losses of the season for the Wildcats.
  • UNH is tied atop the Hockey East standings (with Boston College) with six league games remaining. The Wildcats’ magic number to clinch home ice for the Hockey East quarterfinals is two points. UNH has been host of the quarters for a league-best 14 consecutive years.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.)  leads the nation in goals with 24. His 44 points rank first in Hockey East, six points ahead of Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.).
  • Matt Di Girolamo (Ambler, Pa.) made 34 saves Friday and 38 saves Saturday. He has stopped 30+ shots 12 times this season.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (13-14-0, 6-11-0 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire split a two-game road series at Vermont with a 4-2 loss (that included an empty-net goal with 30 seconds remaining) and a 2-0 victory.
  • The Wildcats are sixth in the Hockey East standings with two league games remaining – the top six teams make the Hockey East tourney. Maine trails by one point and UVM is two points back.
  • Senior goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded her first shutout of the season with a 27-save effort Saturday. It was the 15th shutout of her career, which ranks fourth on UNH’s career leaderboard.
  • Herman stopped 72 of 76 shots (.947 save percentage) in three games last week.
  • UNH’s Senior Day is Sunday, Feb. 20 against Boston College. UNH’s six seniors will be recognized prior to the two o’clock opening faceoff.
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team placed fourth at the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, which was held Feb. 11-12 at the Dartmouth Skiway (alpine) and Oak Hill (Nordic).
  • Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) recorded a pair of top-10 performances with sixth in the 5K freestyle followed by fourth in the 15K classic.
  • Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) also had two top-10 finishes with seventh in the women’s giant slalom and 10th in the women’s slalom.
  • Four ‘Cats placed within .33seconds in the men’s giant slalom. Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) led the way in ninth place and was followed by Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario; 10th), Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.; 11th) and Taylor Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.; 15th).
  • Atkinson also had a top-10 performance in the slalom – ninth place overall.
  • Other top-10 performances were turned in by Clayton (fifth, slalom) and Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah; ninth, 15K classic).
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-1)

  • UNH did not compete in a meet last week. The team returns to action Feb. 17-20  at the America East Championships, which will be held at the Germantown Aquatic Center (Boyds, Md.).

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH competed in two non-scoring meets on Saturday, Feb. 12 – a home meet against Maine and Vermont  – the Wildcats won 10 events – as well as the Boston University Valentine Invitational.
  • At the tri-meet at Paul Sweet Oval, UNH finished 1-2 in five events. Sophomores Matthew and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) accomplished that feat in the high jump; Alex Macleod (East Longmeadow, Mass.) edged Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) were the two fastest in the 300 meters; Jake Critelli (Southbury, Conn.) and Kevin Greene swept the top two spots in the 800m; Patrick Taft (Hanson, Mass.) and Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) were 1-2 in the 3,000m; Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) and Glen Ruggerio took to the top two spots in the pole vault.
  • Other event winners were: Eric Guinto (Derry, N.H.) in the 200m; Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) in the 55m hurdles; Chris Houston (xxx); and Michael O’Hara (Hampstead, N.H.) in the 1,000m. UNH also finished first in the 4x400m.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 18-19 at the America East Championships, which will be held at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire competed in a non-scoring tri-meet against Maine and Vermont at the Paul Sweet Oval as well as the non-scoring Boston University Valentine Invitational.
  • Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) set a school record in the triple jump at the BU Valentine Invitational on Feb. 11 with a leap of 39 feet, 11.25 inches.
  • The 4x400 meter relay squad of Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.), Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) and Kaitlyn Duggan (Hatfield, Pa.) broke the school record with a time of 3 minutes, 50.27 seconds to finish second at the BU invite.
  • UNH won eight events at the tri-meet vs. Maine and Vermont, including a 1-2 finish in the 55m with Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) and Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.). Those two runners combined with Kathryn and Lindsay Darmody (Westport, Mass.) to win the 4x400m relay.
  • The ‘Cats also took the top two spots in the 3,000m. Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) was first across the finish line, followed by Lucy Garfield (Hanover, N.H.).
  • UNH captured the top spot in four other field events: Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) in the pole vault; Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) in the weight throw, Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.N.) in the long jump and Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) in the triple jump.
  • The other first-place effort was recorded by Katherine Chwasciak (Webster, N.H.) in the mile run.
 

FALL SEASON WRAPUP

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • 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.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • 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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