Mann, Paey: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
February 27, 2012
DURHAM, N.H. – Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) of the women’s swimming & diving team and Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) of the men’s indoor track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.
Katie Mann, women’s swimming & diving
Katie, a freshman from Prince George, British Columbia, broke a pair of records en route to being named the Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer and Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of the America East Championships that were held Feb. 23-26. It is the first time in conference history someone won both awards in the same year.
Katie helped lead UNH to a third-place finish at the meet with here record-setting performances. She broke the meet and league records in the 200-yard individual medley with a winning time of 2 minutes, 1.32 seconds on Feb. 24. One day later, Katie swam to a school- and conference-record time of 4:14.10 in the 400 individual medley’ that mark qualifies as an NCAA provisional time and ranks 42nd in the country.
Katie also swam a leg of the 400 medley relay team that raced to second place on the same day she competed in the 400 IM.
In her collegiate debut at Siena College on Oct, 15, 2011, the freshman sensation broke the Siena Swim Center facility record in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.10. She also recorded a second-place finish in the 1000 free at that meet.
One week later at the New England LCM Challenge, Katie raced to one first-place and a pair of third-place finishes. She was the first swimmer to touch the wall in the 200-meter breaststroke and was third fastest in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.
Katie continued her impressive season in her Nov. 5 home debut at Swasey Pool. She took first place in the 200-yard IM and the 100 breaststroke, and was part of the winning 200 medley relay squad. She also placed second in the 200 backstroke.
The rookie was seeded in the top heat at the Terrier Invitational (Nov. 20) and swam to a fourth-place finish in the field of 24 competitors.
In the final home meet of the season, Katie set a pool record in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:25.83 seconds against Boston University on Jan. 16. She also took the top spot in the 200 breaststroke.
In the final dual meet of the season (Feb. 3 at Maine), Katie was the fastest swimmer in the 200-yard backstroke.
Prior to coming to UNH, Katie qualified for the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials, 2009 Canadian World Trials, 2010 Senior Summer Nationals and 2011 Canadian World Trials.
Brice Paey, men’s indoor track & field
Brice, a senior thrower from Milton, New Hampshire, continued his dominance in the shot put this indoor track & field season with a first-place finish at the New England Championships that were held at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center on Feb. 25. He topped the field of 24 competitors with a toss of 59-feet, 3 inches. He had already qualified for the IC4A Championships, which will be held this weekend, and established an NCAA provisional mark for automatic qualification in the event.
One week earlier, Brice won his third consecutive America East Indoor Track & Field shot put title with a mark of 58-11.50, which broke his own conference championship record.
Brice entered that league championship meet as a five-time recipient of the America East Field Performer of the Week during the 2012 season. In a Feb. 11 tri-meet, he finished first with a personal-best throw of 60-3 to break the school record he established Feb. 4 at the Dartmouth Invitational. In that February meet, Brice topped a field of 25 with a mark of 60-0.25.
He topped a field of 26 athletes with a winning toss of 57 feet-8.25 inches at the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center (Boston) on Jan. 27.
That effort came on the heels of being honored as the America East Field Performer of the Week on Jan. 24. Brice received that accolade for topping a four-team field with a throw of 58-06.50 against Holy Cross, Worcester State and Stonehill.
As a junior in 2009-10 indoor season, Brice won the shot put at the America East Championship (school-record 59 feet, 3.50 inches) and went on to place second at the New England Championship and third at the IC4As. In the subsequent outdoor season, he placed 22nd in the shot put at the NCAA East Regional, second at the IC4As and New Englands and atop the field at America East.
Brice also captured the shot put title at the conference championship meet in both the indoor and outdoor seasons as a sophomore (2008-09 season); he established an America East Championship record at the indoor meet. He also competed at the NCAA East Regional at the conclusion of the outdoor season and placed 18th overall.
Brice was also the America East outdoor shot put champion as a freshman; he placed second in that event at the indoor championship to mark the only conference shot put he has not won.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, men’s hockey – Hockey East co-Rookie of the Week
Katie Mann, women’s swimming & diving – America East Most Outstanding Swimmer and America East Rookie of the Year
Coaching Staff of the Year – America East women’s swimming & diving
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Wednesday, February 22
Women’s basketball: at UNH 65, Maine 53 (Senior Day)
Men’s basketball: at Maine 71, UNH 58
Thursday, February 23
Women’s swimming & diving: 3rd place at America East Championships [Day 1 of 4]
Friday, February 24
Men’s hockey: UNH 4, at UMass 3
Women’s swimming & diving: 2nd place at America East Championships[Day 2 of 4]
Skiing: 4th place at EISA Championships [Day 1 of 2]
Men’s track & field: 16th place at New England Championships [Day 1 of 2]
Women’s track & field: 4th place at New England Championships [Day 1 of 2]
Saturday, February 25
Men’s hockey: at UMass 4, UNH 2
Skiing: 3rd-place tie at EISA Championships [Day 2 of 2]
Women’s basketball: UNH 59, at Binghamton 52 (overtime)
Gymnastics: at UNH 195.75, No. 23 West Virginia 194.225
Women’s lacrosse: No. 14 Dartmouth 13, at UNH 7
Women’s swimming & diving: 3rd place at America East Championships [Day 3 of 4]
Men’s track & field: 11th place at New England Championships [Day 2 of 2]
Women’s track & field: 7th place at New England Championships [Day 2 of 2]
Sunday, February 26
Men’s basketball: at UNH 58, Binghamton 49
Women’s swimming & diving: 3rd place at America East Championships [Day 4 of 4]
Women’s ice hockey: at No. 9 Boston U. 9, UNH 1 (Hockey East quarterfinal)
Wednesday, February 29
Women’s lacrosse at UMass, 3 pm
Friday, March 2
Women’s basketball vs. UMBC, 2:15 pm (America East quarterfinal at Hartford)
Saturday, March 3
Gymnastics – UNH Invitational v. Maryland, Bridgeport, Brown – 7 pm
Men’s basketball vs. Albany, 2:15 pm (America East quarterfinal at Hartford)
Men’s hockey at Maine, 4 pm [ TV: NESN ]
Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships, 12 pm at Boston U. [ Day 1 of 3 ]
Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships, 12 pm at Northeastern U. [ Day 1 of 3 ]
Sunday, March 4
Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships, 12 pm at Boston U. [ Day 2 of 3 ]
Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships, 12 pm at Northeastern U. [ Day 2 of 3 ]
Monday, March 5
Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships, 12 pm at Boston U. [ Day 3 of 3 ]
Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships, 12 pm at Northeastern U. [ Day 3 of 3 ]
MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-15 overall, 7-9 America East)
- The UNH men’s basketball team went 1-1 in the last week of the regular season with a 71-58 loss at Maine and a 58-49 victory against Binghamton on Senior Day.
- The Wildcats are the No. 5 seed of the 2012 America East Men’s Basketball Championship and will play fourth-seeded University at Albany in a March 3 (2:15 p.m.) quarterfinal game. The semifinals are March 4.
- UNH went 6-2 in the month of February with a four-game winning streak spanning Feb. 9-18. That included a 69-64 home win against Albany to earn a season series split against the Great Danes, who won 86-63 on their home court (Jan. 11).
- Senior guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) recorded his second career double-double on Senior Day with a team-high 17 points and career-high 12 rebounds against Binghamton. He was tabbed UNH’s America East Player of the Game as his other stats included three assists and two steals; he shot 7 of 14 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range.
- Senior center Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded 15 points and eight rebounds in his final home game.
- That senior duo also led the Wildcats in last Wednesday’s game at Maine. Abreu was once again recognized as America East Player of the Game with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Benson finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (16-12 overall, 9-7 America East)
- The UNH women’s basketball team closed the last week of the regular season with a 65-53 win vs. Maine on Senior Day (Feb. 22) and 59-52 overtime victory at Binghamton (Feb. 25) to close the regular season with a three-game winning streak. UNH is guaranteed to finish with a winning record for the first time since the 2006 season.
- UNH finished fourth in the America East standings and will play fifth-seeded UMBC in a Friday, March 2 quarterfinal game at the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena.
- The Wildcats split the season series against UMBC with a 75-68 win at home (Jan. 28) and a 67-65 road loss (Jan. 2).
- UNH leads the league in free throw percentage and 3-point field goal percentage.
- Senior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded her league-leading 10th double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds at Binghamton. She was named the team’s America East Player of the Game as her other stats included two assists and two blocks.
- Junior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) finished with a team-high 15 points at Binghamton, while Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.) scored a season-high 12 points and also recorded four assists.
- On Senior Day vs. Maine, Beliveau recorded a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds as well as three assists to garner Player of the Game recognition. Frame tallied 13 points, six rebounds and four steals while senior center Kelley Flynn (Hopkinton, N.H.) scored a season-high 11 points.
GYMNASTICS (9-2 overall, 3-1 EAGL)
- UNH gymnastics recorded a season-high score of 195.75 to defeat 23rd-ranked West Virginia University (194.225) on Feb. 25 at Lundholm Gym.
- Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) recorded a 9.9 to capture first place on the balance beam. She also had a mark of 9.9 on the uneven bars to finish as runner-up behind teammate Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.), who recorded the top event score of 9.925. Carr was the top ‘Cat and fourth overall in the vault at 9.825.
- Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.) was the top performer on floor exercise by matching her personal best score of 9.85. Barile has at least tied for the team’s best score on floor exercise in three of the last four meets.
- Adrienne Hill (Midlothian, Va.) registered a personal-best 9.825 on the balance beam for third place.
- Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) finished fourth in both the uneven bars (0.8) and beam (9.775).
- The UNH Invitational is this Saturday, March 3 (7 p.m.) at Lundholm Gym. The University of Maryland, Bridgeport and Brown will also be in competiton.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-3 overall, 11-13-2 Hockey East)
- The UNH men’s ice hockey team split a two-game series at UMass with a 4-3 victory (Feb. 24) followed by a 4-2 loss (Feb. 25). The Wildcats secured a berth in the Hockey East tournament for a league-record 24th consecutive year with last Friday’s win.
- UNH is currently sixth in the league standings and, with one game remaining in the regular season, can finish no lower than seventh.
- Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) recorded a career-high 48 saves in the 4-3 victory on Feb. 24. He is the first UNH goalie with 45+ saves in a game since Oct. 30, 2009, when Brian Foster finished with 47 at Wisconsin.
- Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) factored in five of the team’s six goals at UMass with a goal and four assists, and he had a plus/minus rating of +5. He set up the game-tying goal and scored the game-winning goal – and also set up another tally – in the 4-3 win. Goumas then tallied two assists in the loss.
- Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) recorded a career-high two goals to propel the Wildcats to last Friday’s victory. He finished the weekend with a +3 rating.
- Head coach Dick Umile captured his 498th career victory Feb. 24. He is on the verge of becoming the sixth active coach with 500 wins.
- Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) enters the week with 97 career points. He is on the threshold of becoming the 71st UNH Wildcat to reach the century milestone.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-22-3 overall, 4-15-2 Hockey East)
- The UNH women’s ice hockey team was ousted from the Hockey East tournament with a 9-1 loss at ninth-ranked Boston University in a Feb. 26 quarterfinal game at Walter Brown Arena.
- Junior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) recorded an assist in the quarterfinal game – her 100th career game – to end the season with a six-game point-scoring streak in which she recorded seven goals and two assists.
- Lavoie led the team in goals (18), power-play goals, points (33), shots and shooting percentage. She ranked third in assists (15).
- Sophomore forward Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) tallied an assist vs. BU to move into a tie atop the team leaderboard in assists with 17; Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.) also tallied 17 assists.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The New Hampshire men’s indoor track & field team finished in 11th place (34 teams) at the New England Championships that were held Feb. 24-25 at Boston University’s Track & tennis Center.
- Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) finished atop a field of 24 competitors with a winning throw of 59-feet, 3.00 inches. Paey, who captured the America East shot put title one week earlier, is unbeaten in the event during the 2012 indoor season.
- D’mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) continued to impress in his rookie campaign with fifth place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.23 seconds.
- Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) raced to third place in the 500m with a time of 1:03.72. Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) finished eighth at 1:05.60.
- Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) took sixth place in the weight throw with a distance of 58-3.
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s indoor track & field team finished in seventh place (35 teams) at the New England Championships that were held Feb. 24-25 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center. UNH tied for the top score among America East schools.
- Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) was the runner-up in the pentathlon with 3,481 points and qualified for the ECAC Championships with that mark.
- Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) was the second-fastest runner in the mile by crossing the finish line in an ECAC-qualifying time of 4 minutes, 50.39 seconds.
- Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) finished third in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 9 inches.
- The Wildcats also received eighth-place finishes from Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) in the 60m (7.86 seconds) and Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) in the 5,000m (17:46.36).
- The UNH ski team finished in a tie for third place at the EISA Championships that were held Feb. 24-25. The Wildcats, who were in fourth place following the first day of competition, finished with a season-high 724.5 points
- Men’s alpine team captain Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario), women’s alpine team captain Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and women’s Nordic team co-captain Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) were all named to the All-East Second Team. Atkinson was a First Team honoree in both 2010 and ’11, whereas Guiney was feted to the Second Team for the second straight year.
- Guiney recorded her ninth and 10th top-10 finishes of the season (in 11 races) at the EISA Championships. She finished a season-best fifth place in the 15K classic on Saturday following ninth place in Friday’s 5K freestyle race.
- UNH claimed three of the top-five places in the men’s slalom on Friday. Taylor Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) recorded the top result of his career with third place and he was followed by Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Atkinson. The fourth-place effort also marked a personal best for Oliver, who was the top ‘Cat – sixth overall – in the giant slalom.
- The ‘Cats had a pair of top-five finishes in the women’s giant slalom as Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt.) raced to a career-best third place and was followed immediately by Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario), who matched her season high of fourth place.
- Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) secured the top result of her UNH career by racing to third place in Friday’s slalom competition. Lepine finished just outside the top 10 in 11th place.
SWIMMING & DIVING (6-2 overall, 2-1 America East)
- The UNH swimming & diving team placed third at the America East Championships, which were held Feb. 24-27 at Boston University’s Aquatic Center.
- Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) broke a pair of records en route to being named the Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer and Rookie of the Year. It is the first time in conference history someone won both awards in the same year.
- UNH earned the America East Coaching Staff of the Year Award for the third consecutive year and 12th time in head coach Josh Willman’s career.
- Mann broke the America East Championships and league records in the 200-yard individual medley with a winning time of 2:01.32 on Friday. Then on Saturday, Mann swam to a school- and conference-record time of 4:14.10 in the 400 individual medley. That mark qualifies as an NCAA provisional time and ranks 42nd in the country.
- Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) took the top spot in the 1,650 freestyle and was the third-fastest swimmer in the 200 butterfly on the final day of competition. On day two, McCandless raced to third place in the 500 free.
- Grace Borchers (Evanston, Ill.) captured first place in the 100 butterfly on Saturday.
- UNH recorded three other third-place efforts on the last day of competition with Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) in the 200 backstroke, Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) in the 100 free and Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) in the 200 breaststroke. In other results, Little took third place in the 100 breaststroke and Reed was fifth in the 200 free.
- Sydney Tribou (Orlando, Fla.) was the runner-up in the 200 freestyle and raced to fourth place in both the 1,650 free and 500 free.
- On opening day, the Wildcats 800-yard freestyle relay quartet of Reed, McCandless, Bull and Tribou swam to a third-place finish. The 200 medley relay squad of Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa), Little, McCandless and Reed also placed third.
- Cooper raced to third place in the in the 100 backstroke and fourth place in the 200 individual medley.
- Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) claimed third place in the 3-meter dive.
- Also of note, the 400 medley relay team of McCandless, Cooper, Mann and Tribou raced to second place.
2011-12 COMPLETED SEASONS
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH men’s cross country team concluded the 2011 season Nov. 12 at the NCAA Northeast Regional (at the University of Buffalo) and raced to 21st place in the 33-team field. UNH finished with 559 points and was the third-best America East conference team at the meet.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH women’s cross country team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Northeast Regional that were held Nov. 12 at the University of Buffalo. The Wildcats compiled 274 points and were the second-best America East conference school in the 36-team field.
- Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) earned a place on the NCAA All-Northeast Region Team by virtue of her 24th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 15. [The top 15 competitors at each regional is recognized.]
- Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) were named to the 10-member America East All-Academic Team. Beattie placed 10th at the conference championship meet and James followed in 11th place. [To be nominated, student-athletes must participate in at least 50% of the team’s competitions and have a minimum GPA of 3.30.]
FIELD HOCKEY (17-5 overall, 4-1 America East)
- The ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team was defeated 5-4 by eighth-ranked University of Michigan in an NCAA first-round game that was played Nov. 12 at the University of North Carolina’s Henry Stadium.
- The Wildcats finished the season with 17 wins to tie the school single-season record that was established by the 1986 national runner-up team. This year’s squad broke the single-season record for goals (78), assists (61) and points (217).
- Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was selected to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team and Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) was voted to the Second Team.
- Frates was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year.
- Robin Balducci was named the Dita/NFHCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year.
- Frates, Lyons and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team while Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was a Second Team honoree.
- UNH, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as the America East Coaching Staff for the second consecutive year.
- Frates was the unanimous selection as the America East Offensive Player of the Year. She was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Lyons and Rausch.
- Bozek, Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team.
- Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) were selected to the America East All-Rookie Team.
FOOTBALL (8-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)
- The 11th-ranked UNH football team was ousted from postseason play with a 26-25 second-round loss at seventh-ranked Montana State University on Dec. 3.
- Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named the 17th Buck Buchanan Award winner as the national defensive player of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). His other 2011 postseason accolades include: Associated Press All-America Second Team, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, Phil Steele’s All-America First Team, The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America Team, College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team, College Sports Madness All-America Team, Beyond Sports College Network All-America First Team and Defensive National Player of the Year, College Sporting News 2011 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team, Gold Helmet Award (New England’s player of the year), All-CAA First Team, All-New England Team and College Football Performance Awards Elite Linebacker Award.
- Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was named to the 14th annual Footbal Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He previously earned a berth on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Footbll Team (selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America)
- UNH has advanced to the FCS tournament eight consecutive years, which marks the longest active streak by any team.
MEN’S SOCCER (7-9-2 overall, 1-4-2 America East)
- The UNH men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2011 season with a 3-0 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Bremner Field on Nov. 1.
- UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
- Two Wildcats received America East All-Conference team honors. Senior midfielder Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) was selected to the Second Team for the third consecutive year, while freshman goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
- Five student-athletes were named to the America East All-Academic Team (minimum 3.30 GPA and a starter or prominent reserve). Hilton was joined on the team by Alex Russell (Harrisburg, Pa.), Ryan McNabb (Downinton, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden) and Jeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.).
WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-12-2 overall, 3-4-1 America East)
- The fourth-seeded UNH women’s soccer team was ousted from the America East tournament with a 1-0 loss to fifth-seeded Binghamton University at Bremner Field on Oct. 27. The Wildcats made a league-best 11th consecutive league tourney appearance.
- UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
- Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team. Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) and Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) were Second Team selections and Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) was an All-Rookie Team honoree.
VOLLEYBALL (10-20 overall, 8-4 America East)
- The UNH volleyball team, the second seed of the America East Championship tournament, was defeated 3-1 by Stony Brook University in a Nov. 18 semifinal match at the University at Albany.
- Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) and Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) were voted to the 2011 America East All-Academic Volleyball Team on Dec. 9.
- Keding was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team while Laquerre, Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) and Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) were Second Team honorees.
- Keding was named to the All-Championship Team.