Perrault, Goumas: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

February 28, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) of the women’s swimming & diving team and Kevin Goumas (Lake Worth, Fla.) 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Amy Perrault, women’s swimming & diving

     Amy, a senior out of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, added to her trophy case last weekend when she was named Women’s Swimmer of the Meet at the ECAC Championships that were held Feb. 25-27 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. She contributed to six first-place finishes and five records to lead UNH to its first ECAC title since 2005.

     Amy was the individual champion in the 200-yard individual medley as she broke her own school record with a time of 2 minutes, 1.91 seconds. On the second day of action, she swam to a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke and on the final day of competition, Amy took the top spot in the 200 back with an ECAC record time of 1:58.91.

     The senior swimmer was part of the ECAC-record breaking performance in the 400 medley relay as well as the first-place 200 medley relay and swam a leg of the 400 free relay that broke the ECAC, conference and school records to win the last event of the meet and vault UNH to the title. Amy was also part of the second-place 200 free relay that had a school-record time of 1:35.10.

     One week earlier at the America East Championships, Amy earned the Coaches Award that is presented to the senior who recorded the most career points at the America East Championships. In 2011, she broke the school and conference record in the 200 IM and won the 200 backstroke, once again with a school and conference record.

 

Kevin Goumas, men’s hockey

     Kevin, a freshman forward from Lake Worth, Florida, was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week on Feb. 28 and he received that honor three times the month of February.

     Kevin tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in last weekend’s home-and-home series against Northeastern University to lead UNH to a three-point weekend. He netted the game-tying goal in the 2-2 draw at the Whittemore Center on Feb. 25, then compiled a career-high three assists in the 6-3 road victory the next night; the three points matched his personal best.

     In 25 games this season, Kevin has tallied 14 points on four goals and 10 assists. He also has a plus/minus rating of +12 to rank tied for fourth on the team in that statistic. In eight February games, Kevin had 11 points (4g, 7a) and a +9 rating. He carries a four-game point-scoring streak into the regular-season series finale vs. Boston College with 2-6-8 in that span and has a point in six of the last eight games.

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Paul Atkinson, skiing: Men’s Alpine All-East First Team

Zach Clayton, skiing: Men’s Alpine All-East Second Team

Clare Egan, skiing: Women’s Nordic All-East Second Team

Liz Guiney, skiing: Women’s Nordic All-East Second Team

Kevin Goumas, men’s hockey: Hockey East Rookie of the Week

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, February 22

Men’s basketball: Maine 70, at UNH 53

Wednesday, February 23

Women’s basketball: at UNH 57, Maine 40

Lacrosse: UNH 8, at Holy Cross 5

Friday, February 25

Men’s hockey: at #9 UNH 2, Northeastern 2 (overtime tie)

Gymnastics: UNH 194.375, at Bridgeport 191.300

Swimming & diving: 2nd place at ECAC Championships (Day 1 of 3)

Men’s track & field: at New England Championships (at Track & Tennis Center; Boston)

Women’s track & field: at New England Championships (at Track & Tennis Center; Boston)

Saturday, February 26

Men’s hockey: #9 UNH 6, at Northeastern 3

Women’s lacrosse: at #14 Dartmouth 9, UNH 5

Women’s basketball: at Hartford 62, UNH 52

Women’s track & field: 7th place at New England Championships

Men’s track & field: 8th place at New England Championships

Swimming & diving: 2nd place at ECAC Championships (Day 2 of 3)

Skiing: 3rd place at EISA Championships (Day 1 of 2)

Sunday, February 27

Swimming & diving: 1st place at ECAC Championships (at University of Pittsburgh)

Skiing at EISA Championships: 3rd place at EISA Championship

Men’s basketball: at Hartford 62, UNH 54

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, March 2

Women’s lacrosse vs. UMass, 4 pm

Friday, March 4

Women’s basketball vs. Binghamton, 2:15 pm (America East tourney at Hartford)

Men’s hockey at Boston College, 7:30 pm (NESN Plus)

Gymnastics at Louisiana State, 8 pm

Saturday, March 5

Men’s hockey vs. Boston College, 7 pm (Senior Day)

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (Reggie Lewis Center; Boston), 12 pm

Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships (Reggie Lewis Center; Boston), 12 pm

Women’s lacrosse at Colgate, 1 pm

Men’s basketball vs. Boston U., 6 pm (America East tourney at Hartford)

Sunday, March 6

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (Reggie Lewis Center; Boston), 12 pm

Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships (Reggie Lewis Center; Boston), 12 pm

Monday, March 7

Gymnastics vs. Central Michigan and Brown, 7 pm (Senior Day)

 

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-17, 6-10 America East)

  • New Hampshire ended the regular season with losses to Maine and Hartford. The Wildcats are the seventh seed at the America East Championship and will tip off against second-seeded Boston University on Saturday, March 5 (6 p.m.) at the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena. 
  • Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded his second career double-double with 16 points (8-for-12 FGs) and 15 rebounds in the Feb. 27 regular-season finale at Hartford. The 16 points matched his personal best. 
  • The Wildcats recognized three student-athletes who played their last regular-season home game at Lundholm Gym on Feb. 22 vs. Maine. The senior class is comprised of Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.), Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) and James Valladares (Kaufman, Texas). 
  • Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) matched his career high of 14 points – he was 4-for-10 from 3-point range –at Hartford. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-19, 6-10 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team finished its final week of regular-season play with a 1-1 record. The Wildcats defeated Maine, 57-40, on Senior Day at Lundholm Gym on Feb. 23, then closed the regular season with a 62-52 loss at Hartford. 
  • UNH is the No. 6 seed in the America East Championship and will battle third-seeded Binghamton University in a March 4 quarterfinal game at Hartford’s Chase Arena.  
  • Junior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for her America East-leading 11th double-double of the season. She was named the team’s America East Player of the Game in both of last week’s games. 
  • The Wildcats recognized two student-athletes who played their last regular-season home game at Lundholm Gym on Feb. 23 vs. Maine. The senior class consists of Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) and Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.). They combined for 19 points on 9-for-18 shooting. McDonald scored a team-high 10 points, followed by Early with nine. 

GYMNASTICS (9-5, 2-3 EAGL)

  • New Hampshire traveled to the University of Bridgeport and returned to Durham with a victory (194.375 to 191.300).
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) was the individual champion in the balance beam (9.875) and all-around (season-high 39.3). She was the top ‘Cat on floor exercise with a third-place mark of 9.850.
  • Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) led a 1-2-3 sweep on the uneven bars with a score of 9.85. She was followed by Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.; 9.775) nd Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.).
  • UNH continues its stretch of road competitions March 4 at 20th-ranked LSU. The Wildcats’ last home meet is next Monday, March 4 against Brown and Central Michigan.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (19-7-6, 17-4-4 Hockey East)

  • UNH took three of a possible four points from Northeastern last weekend with a 2-2 tie at the Whittemore Center and 6-3 victory at Matthews Arena. It marked the second consecutive weekend the ‘Cats captured three points in the standings.
  • The Wildcats are atop the Hockey East standings, one point ahead of this weekend’s opponent, Boston College. UNH is looking to win its second consecutive Hockey East regular season title and fourth in five years.
  • Freshman forward Kevin Goumas (Lake Worth, Fla.) recorded four points in the two-game series and that included a career-high three assists in the win; the three points matched his personal best. One night earlier, he netted the third-period game-tying goal.
  • Senior forward Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) recorded his sixth multiple-goal game of the season with two goals at NU on Feb. 26.
  • Junior forwards Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) and Mike Borisenok (Watervliet, N.Y.) both finished with a goal and two assists for three points in the two-game series vs. NU.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-2, 7-13-1 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire finished the 2011 season tied for sixth in the Hockey East standings and did not advance to postseason play.
 
 

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (1-1, 0-0 America East East)

  • New Hampshire opened the 2011 season Feb. 23 with an 8-5 victory at Holy Cross. The Wildcats went back on the road to battle 14th-ranked Dartmouth College and returned home with a 9-5 loss on Feb. 26
  • Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) extended her point-scoring streak to 11 games with three goals at Holy Cross and an assist at Dartmouth. She also recorded seven ground balls, three caused turnovers and a draw control at Dartmouth.
  • Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.), a junior captain, matched her career high of three goals at DC. She has a team-high five goals through two games.
  • UNH plays its home opener – the first of six home games – March 2 against UMass. Game time at Memorial Field is 4 p.m.
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team finished in third place at the EISA Championships that were held Feb. 26-27. Junior alpine skier Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) recorded a pair of top-10 efforts with fifth place in the giant slalom and seventh place in the slalom.
  • Chad Lawrence (Hastings, Minn.) also raced to a top-10 finish in the men’s giant slalom at Sunday River. He recorded the ninth-fastest two-run time, while Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) was just outside of the top 10 in 11th place.
  • Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) led UNH in the women’s giant slalom in eighth place.
  • Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) had the highest placing of any UNH skier at the EISA Championships. She placed third in the women’s 5K freestyle race. Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) and Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) were also in the top 10 at 9th and 10th, respectively.
  • Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.) was the top ‘Cat in the men’s slalom in sixth place and Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) matched that effort in the women’s slalom.
  • Andrew Clemence (Falmouth, Maine) turned in the lone top-10 effort by a UNH men’s Nordic skier. He was the ninth-fastest skier in the 10K freestyle.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-1)

  • UNH captured the ECAC Championship by winning the final event of the meet – the 400-yard freestyle relay – in an ECAC, conference and school record time of 3 minutes, 23.65 seconds. It is the Wildcats’ first ECAC title since 2005. 
  • UNH, which was in second place following each of the first two days of competition, totaled 11 ECAC champions with five school and five ECAC records at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
  • Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) contributed to six first-place finishes and five records to earn the Women’s Swimmer of the Meet award.
  • UNH garnered the Coaching Staff of the Meet honors, one week after being recognized as the America East Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • The ‘Cats opened the meet with a school-record effort of 1:35.10 in the 200 freestyle relay; that quartet consisted of Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.), Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) and Perrault.
  • UNH had four top-10 efforts in the 200 individual medley. Perrault led the way with a school-record time of 2:01.91 for first place. Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) took second place and was followed by Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) in fourth and Nahin in 10th.
  • The quartet of Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), Perrault, Nahin and Wollenzien captured first place with an ECAC record mark of 3:47.24 in the 400 medley relay.
  • UNH also captured first place and shattered the ECAC record in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:28.31. Those legs were completed by McCandless, Reed, Wollenzien and Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.).
  • The combination of Perrault, Nahin, McCandless and Reed took top honors in the 200 medley relay.
  • Other individual champions on Day 2 of competition were Little in the 400 IM and Perrault in the 100 backstroke.
  • New Hampshire stormed into first place on the last day of racing by winning all but two events. McCandless opened with a first-place finish in the 1650 freestyle in which she established a conference and school record of 16:35.31. Perrault followed as the top swimmer in the 200 back in an ECAC record time of 1:58.91, then Reed took first place in the 100 free and McCandless was first to touch the wall in the 200 butterfly.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH finished eighth at the New England Championships that were held Feb. 25-26 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center.
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) had the top individual finish at the event with third place in the heptathlon.
  • The 4x800-meter relay team of Kevin Greene, Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska), Jake McDougle (Walpole, N.H.) and Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) placed third.
  • Dinnan also had one of the team’s top individual efforts with fifth place in the 1,000-meter run. Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) and Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) both had a fourth-place finish; Guarente competed in the high jump and Michell raced in the 500m. Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) placed fifth in the weight throw.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire finished seventh at the New England Championships that were held Feb. 25-26 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center.
  • Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) and Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) both won individual titles. Quarles won the triple jump with a school-record leap of 40 feet-0.75 inches; that broke her own mark that she established Feb. 11 at the same venue. Dugan was the top athlete in the pentathlon with 3,340 points.
  • Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) raced to second place in the 500-meters in a time of 1 minutes, 14.77 seconds.
  • The Wildcats had a pair of top-8 efforts in three events – the 800m, 3,000m and long jump. Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) and Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) finished 5-6 in the 800m; Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and Lucy Garfield (Hanover, N.H.) were 7-8 in the 3,000m; Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) and Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) were 7-8 in the long jump.
 

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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